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Old 08-15-2007
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Yes, John, if you can haul it is a good practice. Many insurance policies will also pay to have a captain move the boat, or some portion there of. Boat US does, as I recall.

Joel, regarding that mooring, I can only give you my opinion: You cannot imagine the force on that boat once it starts blowing hard. I would guess most morrings will drag unless it is some kind of 20 foot deep into the ground concrete piling. I would haul. Not to mention, all the other boats dragging around you may sink your boat while still attached to the mooring.

One comment about hauling: Chech and see how far above sea level you are on the hard. Storm surge can and will easily get in the double digits. I saw many people dropping anchors even on the hard. Would it work????? I don't know. Many also strapped down their boats securely to the ground. THe positive of this is it may keep it from being blown off the stands. THe negative is that in the strom surge, you may snap the lines or do more damage. I am not an expert in this area. I have never hauled.

Thank you all for the complements.

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