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post #3 of Old 07-30-2013
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Re: Mooring/Anchoring Techniques...

I would respectfully like to add one more to your list.

9) The Free Loader Moor: Pull into the middle of a crowded anchorage (very important step) at or near low tide. From the bow, roll a cement-filled 5 gallon bucket into the water. Allow the bucket to settle to the bottom then take up all slack in the 3/8" polypropelyne line used as rode. With proper planning and careful execution your improvised mooring device will drift under the rode of another more traditionally moored vessel leaving you snug and secure. If the operator of the other vessel objects to this arrangement, simply act dumb and he/she may even set out a proper mooring arrangment for you out of concern for the safety of his/her vessel as well as for the safety of others.
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