The basic considerations when selecting the specific material, construction, length and size of mooring tail are the following:
There are two basic types of Mooring tails. The single-leg and the grommet type:
The single leg tails are the most common type of tails used in a variety of applications (mooring, towing etc.)
The single leg tail has standard two soft eyes, one of 1,8m (6 feet) length and the other of 0,9m (3 feet) length.
Standard lengths for tankers, LNG and LPG vessels are 11m and 22m but any length can be produced according to client requirements.
Grommet type tails are used in special applications requiring high strengths.
They have standard two soft eyes, one of 1,8m (6 feet) length and the other of 0,9m (3 feet) length.
The eyes are formed by lashings (seizing the two rope bodies together to form an eye).
The strength of a Grommet mooring tail is 1,6 times the strength of a single leg (of the same material, construction and size) and its length depends on the customer’s special requirements.