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Old 08-30-2013
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Re: Dock vs. mooring

There are pros and cons to each. It is considerably more private on a mooring, and its cooler in the heat of summer, and far fewer bugs. Slips do have electric power and water near at hand, and it is easier to load your boat for an outing, but it does cost a good deal more. Also at the slip you don't get to choose your neighbor who is much closer than would be the case out on the mooring ball. As to weather and getting wet? boating is after all a water sport. For me motoring out to the boat from the dinghy dock is no big deal, in fact for me and the Admiral it is part of our adventures. It could be in the future we go the slip route, but for the present, while i am well intrenched in my mid youth (54) the mooring ball is what works for me.

It really comes down to this: to each his/her own.
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