Originally Posted by chef2sail
Explain to me how a mooring is safer than a slip in most storms.
It depends on were you live BUT in the Northport area the storm surge and the normal 8' tide is the big issue along with the wind direction
On a mild full moon northeaster it is common to have all the streets underwater making it imposable to even get to any boat
In bigger storms plenty of large docks have floated right over the piles
If we get a prolonged north wind the Northport mooring field takes some serious abuse
If we get a prolonged south wind the CT side of the sound mooring fields and docks takes some serious abuse
If its really big Places like Seymours pull all there docks and launches and even if you were on a dock your riding it out on a mooring