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It is worth asking them to check the other guy's mooring as well. It could be that they placed it wrong, or that both moorings dragged. What do you use for a mooring anchor up there? A 3000 lb. concrete block isn't much of a mooring anchor IMHO, since concrete loses a significant amount of its weight in water. Concrete is about 145 lbs/cubic foot, but loses about 45% of its weight in salt water, since seawater is 64 lbs./cubic foot.

It would be worth mentioning how the other boat's mooring slot doesn't seem to line up.

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