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post #48 of Old 10-14-2012
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Originally Posted by cyasurfin View Post
How does one safely secure the outboard on a mooring slip. I know there are locking systems available, but are they reasonably secure. That is my greatest concern. I am considering a mooring in Mission Bay in San Diego
You mean the dingy? I tied it to the mooring lines. Was also a good visual of where I need to go. It was secure except once in bug wind conditions. The line somehow unwrapped from the mooring. Dingy goes flying through the mooring field because of the current. Had to swing around an maneuver a 30 foot boat and chase down a dingy that is caught in the current. All while making sure I don't hit other boats and don't run over other mooring lines. Then one guy had to jump out of the boat and into the dingy to retrieve it. It was hairy but we had a great laugh when it was all done.

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