Down here on the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast, there very few moorings - most boats are in marinas in slips. The slips come two ways, floating docks or fixed piers. After a few hurricanes, most of the marinas with floating docks, increased the height of their bollards to keep them put in a 15-20 foot storm tide. If you are in a fixed pier slip, you can add tide risers to the bollards for a few bucks and a Saturday afternoon.
In the heat of the summer, it's nice to be in a slip with the 12K BTU AC cranking.
s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Last edited by johnshasteen; 10-06-2009 at 05:42 PM.