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
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.
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
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Last edited by deniseO30; 06-28-2013 at 10:45 PM.