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Taylor Made Sur-Moor T3C hard skin mooring buoys have a seamless and tough, one-piece polyethylene shell. Hard skin shells feature ultraviolet light absorbers for long-term life under the sun.
Sur Moor buoys are filled with EPS foam to positively displace water. The blue stripe is reflective for nighttime visibility. The flanged collar is made from rigid PVC tubing.
The anchor shackle is not included with this product. It may be purchased at a hardware or marine supply store. For the best performance, add the TC3 Mooring Collar to prevent the hardware from penetrating into the mooring ball under stress. Please see technical specifications for details and a link to the complementary product.
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For maximum performance add the T3C Mooring Collar to best utilize the tube-through-the-center design of the T3C Buoy. The T3C Mooring Collar is a hot-dip galvanized steel collar that protects your T3C buoy from anchor chain wear, prolonging the life of the buoy.
Designed to work in combination with standard shackles.
Mooring collars are sized to slip into the top of 2" or 2-1/2" tube diameters.
The sole purpose of the mooring buoy is to support the mooring chain. The two preferred designs for mooring buoys are a traditional buoy with hardware or a buoy with a tube through the center. Both offer reliable flotation and will last for several seasons, depending upon the salinity of the water. Obviously, freshwater applications will extend the useful life of any mooring system.
A permanent mooring system, when properly designed, should securely position a boat so that it can be left unattended, with little attention, for long periods of time. Each system usually consists of a mooring buoy (to float the chain), a mooring anchor and a length of chain (running between the anchor and the mooring buoy). Also the proper ground tackle includes correct sized galvanized shackles and swivels.
Always keep in mind, that the mooring system is only as reliable as the current conditions of the environment. All Taylor Made Sur-Moor Buoys are built to withstand the constant abuse of most mooring environments.
T3C Mooring Collar
TAY-33020 -- 2 inch
TAY-33020 -- 2 inch
TAY-33025 -- 2-1/2 inch
TAY-33025 -- 2-1/2 inch
TAY-33028 -- 3 inch
I am mooring a 21 foot 2000 lbs pontoon in 5 feet of fresh water, can I use the T3C mooring buoy as part of the mooring line or do I have to schackle to the chain under the buoy?
The idea with this Buoy is the chain runs through it to a ring at the top, so you can connect from the top of the buoy, rather than under to buoy like others that have a grab ring on top.I bought the recommended galvanized sleeve so the ring at the end of the chain does not chafe the buoy but this is probably overkill.
Agree with "Steve P" (the second reply). The point of the T3C is to attach your chain thru the tube to a 4" ring at the top. Then tie off your pendants to the ring. No worries about lines getting twisted under the buoy.I didn't get the extra sleeve. My last buoy lasted for years without one, until the ice carried it away. You can always add the sleeve later if you notice damage to the tube.
Not sure how you're going to fix the mooring buoy to the chain my experience has been that if you don't use chain and a swivel that over the course of the summer the mooring line which I used 3/4 inch three strand nylon unravels. Having the mooring line come out the top of the mooring ball means that the ball topples over and retrieving the line is difficult
Re T3C mooring collar, would it be beneficial to glue the collar to the mooring ball with 3M 5200? Would this create another problem? John
Hi John,this is going to be my third season with the T3C and the collars are very well secured to the mooring ball. in fax. I am required to have a bow and stern mooring, and they have held up both equally as well.
I used a clevise on the chain below the ball to keep the collar tight into the ball. I don't see any reason why you couldn't glue it in place though.
does the taylor made sur-moor TC3 mooring buoy come with the 2.5 inch collar ?.
As far as i can tell the collar comes in 2" and 2 1/2" diameters. There is also a steel color that protects the buoy from chain wear at this point..
No, you need to purchase the collar separately.
Over the years, we have lost several buoys due to rough waters and week metal. This one seems very sturdy and is a little different than those we have had in the past. Hoping it will last.
Good product, but
You need to buy the chafe collars that are required for a proper installation, they are not included with the buoy.
door county, WI
Excellent Quality Buoy
If you know how to construct a mooring then you should know what hardware is needed. I prefer the tube-thru-center buoys so that I can attach my pendant to the top of the buoy, rather than the bottom. As you should for non-T3C buoys.These are so strong that the ice carried away my last one along with a 100 pound mushroom anchor attached! Reminder, use a winter stick in the winter!
Without Hrdwr it's a large paper weight
I ordered this buoy to replace one whose hardware had rusted away. The ad/specifications were confusing as to whether or what hardware was included: "includes a ring for retrieval...", "only hardware included is a chain...". "no hardware is included...". It seemed inconceivable to me that there would be nothing on it, especially since there was no info telling how to order the necessary hardware separately. If I was going to purchase hardware from a marine supply store I might as well have picked up the whole thing there!