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post #10 of Old 08-29-2013
PaulinVictoria
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Re: Dock vs. mooring

Judging by the boats on the shore round here every winter after any significant blow, I'd say yes. Whether they are unloved boats that haven't had their mooring lines checked or not I don't know, but at least in a slip a passer-by (or the marina staff) might notice a line chafed through and throw a temporary one on there for you. I know I have done for fellow dock users in the past. I know that I would sail a lot less if every trip out on the boat was:
Drive to the dinghy
Drag dinghy to the water
Take the dinghy out to the mooring
Try to get out of the dinghy into the boat
Tie the dinghy to the mooring
Go sailing
Untie the dinghy
Get into the dinghy
Go back to shore
Drag the dinghy out
Drive home

Now it consists of:
Drive to the marina
Walk to boat
Go sailing
Walk to car
Drive home.

And that assumes that I do not need to take anything to/from the boat, and I don't want to wash the salt water off after the sail.

Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

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