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Re: my boat dances on a ball
...I would never tie up to a mooring stern to. Boats are made to take waves on the bow, making them take them from the stern is just asking for getting swamped
Getting swamped is a pretty low risk in a mooring field or in any harbour where mooring or anchoring is practical.
However stern-to may be unpleasant from other aspects... boats with flat counter will be noisy as wind driven ripples and waves 'chuckle' under the counter - and esp with todays' aft cabin boats that can be annoying. The breeze is going to get 'scooped' below by the dodger rather than acting as a windbreak - maybe a good thing in the tropics, not so much shoulder season in the PNW....
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