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post #3 of Old 04-12-2002
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Mooring advice needed

When I moored my 36'' wooden ketch in Maine I used a 1 ton granite block, 1 X water depth of bottom chain (used Coast Guard mooring chain) and 2 X water depth of top chain(3/4 galvanized), all this went to a ball with 20'' of 3/4" nylon line (which was 1 x water depth) for a total of 4 to 1 scope. It held in 70 knots. All together it seemed like over kill but it always held no matter what the weather. The harbor was directly on the Atlantic coast.

Good Luck.

dave Alves
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