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Mooring installation near Mystic CT

Hurrah!! I just got my town mooring forms. I was on the list for 10 short years

The holding ground is deep mud. The helix quote was very expensive and I'm not sure that's my best choice for my area considering the deep soft mud.

I've decided to go with a mushroom anchor of 700-800lbs. My boat is only 30 feet but I'd rather go over sized now and not have to worry if I buy a heavier boat in the future.

The question now seems to be what manufacturer to go with. The least expensive are imported from China. With all the talk of inferior metal compounds I'm not sure what to do.

A local "expert" suggests that I don't go with an "all steel mooring" as they are more expensive and won't last as long in salt water.

Another "expert" claims that the mooring will not corrode if it's buried in mud so I don't have to worry about it.

I'm more worried about the eye. I will be installing 25 ft of 1.25 inch bottom chain and 25 feet of 5/8 inch top chain so I don't think the eye will get much wear outside of storm conditions. Is this a reasonable assumption?

Any suggestions about who to buy a mushroom anchor from? I'm in Connecticut.

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