Do you have moorings where the pendant(s) wrap around the mooring buoy? While wind, tide, current, hull design, etc. are mostly out of our control, IMS has a new product that can be retrofitted to existing mooring pendants that will substantially reduce, if not eliminate this from happening.
That material is a closed cell foam with a heavy vinyl coating that is designed for multi season use. The vinyl helps the foam to maintian its rigidity thus not allowing it to bend under pressure from the elements.
While the tubes come in 8’ lengths, we have found 4’ to be adequate in most situations. The tube is secured to the top chain shackle with a heavy duty electrical tie that comes standard with a 4’ tube.