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post #3 of Old 11-01-2003
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How do I moor in open water?

We used to moor our soling between a dock and a mushroom anchor. After attaching hefty-sized block atop the mooring ball, we were able to rig a big loop - like a clothesline- between the dock and the mooring ball. We then tied the boat up to this "clothesline" . You could have lines spliced into it in the right places for your boat. When we wanted to go sailing, we''d uncleat the "clotheline" and pull the boat in. When we were done, we could come in alongside the dock, clean up & unload, and then pull the boat back out. It takes a long line, and you have to be sure there''s no boat traffic that might snare the line between the boat and the dock, but it''s very convenient.
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