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    mooring forerunners - meaning

    Hello.

    Fenders and mooring ropes:

    4 off dia. 40 mm polyamide mooring forerunners each with length 10 m with spliced eye at one end and thimble splice at the opposite end are to be delivered.

    Do "mooring forerunners" mean "shackles or chain links after the swivel (a part between an anchor and a chain) that are used for mooring purposes.

    Am I right?

    Please take a look at this website. http://www.jinbomarine.com/upload/im...unner-01-1.jpg

    Thank you.

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    Re: mooring forerunners - meaning

    The swivel is the part in the middle. I have no idea which side is the forerunner, I'm afraid.

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    Re: mooring forerunners - meaning

    Nor have I.

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    Re: mooring forerunners - meaning

    I think of the swivel as the joint between the thimble spliced eye and the next link. Since the part in question has the thimble spliced eye at one end, and the spliced eye at the other end, it follows that it's the bit in the middle. But I'm no engineer.

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