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post #4 of Old 10-11-2012
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Re: Mooring vs slip?

I have the opposite situation. I am on a slip, but would love to find a mooring! (you can't please all the people, all the time...).

Plusses of being on a slip:
  • Easy on / Easy off the boat for people and gear
  • Power is readily available to charge the batteries
  • Water is readily available to fill the tanks
  • Dinghy is optional
  • Neighbors on the dock watch out for each other, and each other's boats
  • Cleaning (because of water availability, and 120V power for shop vac)

Plusses of being on a mooring;
  • I could single hand (I can't get in and out of my slip alone)
  • Less staining near the waterline from the scum that floats in and out with the tide
  • Less danger of wave action popping out a fender, and risk of dock chafing against boat.
  • During Irene, many people were very concerned that the storm surge would combine with high tide, and the docks would float off their pilings. Storm surge should not be as much of an issue with a good mooring.
  • CHEAPER!


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Last edited by eherlihy; 10-11-2012 at 09:35 PM.
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