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Re: Mooring vs slip?

Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Our dock is in a protected hurricane hole. Other than a storm which brings 8 foot storm surge ( we have very little todal change unlike Maine) our bat is much safer tied up in 8 places vs t an anchor or mooring.

My question is not for the once in a ten year storm, but is for the normal storms of 30-40 knott winds which are common to have 5 or so a year. I can't beleive its safer to go anchor my boat out than leave it in a marina protected 360 degrees.

Fairly cruisers, does tht mean every storm you untie your boat and anchor t setting on it?

Dave, yes if I'm at the dock (charging, washing, whatever) and I see a storm I'll go out to the mooring, which is overkill for my boat and tucked up in a nice spot.

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
I just use a padlock through the clamps, seems effective.

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