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Old 06-28-2013
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Re: picking up a mooring single handed

At my club most all the larger boats are on moorings and I've done fairly well with the pick up stick and matching speed to current UNLESS it's windy or churned up. But I've done this dozens maybe hundreds of times and every time it is PRACTICE

It's actually easier to do solo or until I teach a friend.

Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
What I often do is even funnier... I just back up to the mooring ball, and then tie off via a stern line...
I've gotta try that! (with a line to bow to the stern for pick up) should work.. the mooring chain would be upstream of the ball and stick. if the boat missed it would move downstream and not tangle.
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Last edited by deniseO30; 06-28-2013 at 09:45 PM.
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