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Old 07-11-2007
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As was mentioned, a mushroom sinks into the bottom and acts almost like a Danforth or Fortress anchor. With an engine block you are basically relying on the dead weight. And you really need to pull a mooring every few years to examine it carefully. A new mushroom costs about $1 per pound. So a 300 pound mushroom which should be adequate for a 29 foot boat is about $300. You could probably find a good used one for half that. Not much in the scheme of things considering it will last for 10-20 years. The biggest expense of a mooring is the upper chain and pennants which need to replaced regularly.
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