Mooring Eye Lifting

All NexSens CB-Series buoy models have three topside mooring eyes located around the solar tower (if present). These are sufficiently strong that a buoy can be lifted from a single top-facing eyenut via crane or winch for removal or deployment when required. Care should always be taken to avoid damaging the solar panels, topside sensor mounts, and sensors connected to the instrument cage when lifting and moving a buoy.

Note: It is recommended to always lift a buoy independently of the mooring weight. While the mooring eyes can support heavy loads, the long threaded rods (attached to the eye nut) are only supported by the buoy foam. Thus, the buoy foam can be damaged if the buoy is lifted concurrently with the mooring weight and if not lifted wholly upright.