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Originally Posted by tenuki
1) Can you just drop a mooring? Are there usually local laws, licensing, permits etc? There are currently no other moorings in this bay that I know of.
Certainly you will have to check with local authorities. Unlikely that you will be able to do it carte blanche.

Originally Posted by tenuki
2) What ground tackle would you use? I'm thinking 3 mushroom anchors, bottom part chain rode, double line up from that (ease of replacement mostly). But I have no idea. Source of info?
As sailingdog indicates it will depend on the bottom. It can be simpler than you imagine for a small boat - an old engine block allowed to sink into the mud, for example. Mushrooms are fine but will need to be large. A screw anchor in hard ground is a good idea, although will need installation by a diver so could be expensive.

I think that John Harries and Phyllis Nickel of Morgan's Cloud are using 2 x Rocna 110s as a permanent mooring for their 55'er. You might like to contact them for some general advice / pointers.

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