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post #9 of Old 10-06-2009
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Mooring may have an advantage as relates to reduced damage compared to a dock, and I do like the idea of catching a can in bad weather when short handed. The biggest problem seems to be other boaters. If your neighbors are not good with the chaffing gear, or do a bad job anchoring, they can float or drag into you. This happens with some frequency durring storms when one boat may get loose and damage several others. Last time I was at a very secure park mooring a power boat anchored way to close, used almost no scope, and left his craft to camp on shore for the night. I had a pretty restless night, although in the end he did not drag.
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