I agree with a lot of the comments already made.
I will tell you that, just last week our area experienced Storm conditions for two days straight with sustained winds in the 40's and gusts as high as 50+ knots. (This storm has been well documented in these threads by various posters). When it was all said and done I had a Homer Simpson moment and went Doh! I could have put the boat on one of the empty moorings. I checked with the principals at the marina and they said it would have been fine to move to an empty can. As long as the mooring can is properly set and rated to the correct displacement of your vessel and if you have proper swing room along with a properly sized swivel and pendant, I always feel the boat is safer on a mooring can in extreme conditions.
And... It’s always easier to get on and off a mooring when the wind is blowing like stink, especially short handed.
If the wind is blowing stink
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