mooring eyes   molded in grip  
  There are a total of four mooring eyes on each raft (a pair on each side). These are used for anchoring the float to the lake bottom or in some cases for towing the float across the lake. The mooring eyes are not designed for the stress that high speed towing can place on them. If you're transporting a float across a lake using the mooring eyes, easy does it. Speed should not exceed five M.P.H.   Our Otter Island and Sun Spot both come standard with molded-in grips for carrying. Two big men or four teenagers can usually transport the floats to or from the lake.  
  Anchoring: Estimate the depth of water your float will sit in and secure rope or chain of that length.   For most conditions you’ll need about #140 of weight to keep your float in place.   Our optional plastic anchor weighs about #140 when filled with sand, or use cinder blocks or something weighing
about #140.  For rough water conditions you may need more than #140.  If you're mooring in relative shallow water, where people might walk around
bare-footed avoid weights with sharp edges.  For stability, anchor using both mooring eyes on one end of the float.   For maximum stability or when
your float is moored on a river with a current or in an area of high wave action, moor on both ends of the float.
  anchoring swim raft Use an optional shackle & clevis.
Mooring line should go through a shackle.
Shackles are recommended over eye bolts for rough water.
anchoring swim raft  
  WARNING:  For rough water applications the bungee kit is highly recommended.  The mooring eyes are molded in for strength and tested to #2000 of pressure.  But, we have had some difficulties when the raft is subject to constant 2'-3' wave action.  For mooring on large bodies of water with heavy wave action, the optional bungee kit should be used to help absorb shock.  
  raft swim float shackle  
eye bolt Some installers use an eye bolt instead of a clevis (eye bolts are easier to find).  Eye bolts may work for some applications on quiet inland lakes without much wave action.  But, in rough water or areas of the lake with a lot of wave action, eye bolts have a way of applying "torque" to the mooring eye, sometimes with catastrophic results.  Generally speaking, eye bolts are not recommended.