Join Date: Jan 2003
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My current technique for picking up a mooring take two people. One grabs to mooring with a boat hook while the other lays face down on the fore deck and reaches down to the mooring to thread a line though the ring.
There are some products on the market that promise mooring nirvana. Do they work? Do you have a favorite one? Is there a better way to pick up a mooring without buying one of these things?
Happy Hooker Mooring Hook Tip (Marinetech Products) - Boat Hook Accessories
EasyMoor Mooring Hook
There are other things out there that snap a hook to the buoy. It would seem preferable to look a line through for easy retrieval though.
Chris If I am reading this right you've got a beautiful Alden 44 and a mooring ball with a top "ring". Please tell me this is a "pass through" ball and you're really connecting directly to the chain?
With proper mooring pendants a simple boat hook has served me well for nearly 38 years... Reach down, pick them up...
Even my neighbor, a single mom, can pull it off effortlessly..
Picking Up The Mooring - YouTube
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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