Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
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Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure
In my area they are hauled and inspected annually
Unless these are all deadweight moorings this is actually poor form dictated by a town without not much of a clue about proper mooring protocol. Yes the chain can be inspected but the moorings are all "barely set" which creates even lots of potential for danger in storms.
Mushroom and pyramid style moorings, and even dead weight moorings, can take months to properly set. Every time you un-set one you open up your potential for dragging the mooring because it is not yet set well. Inspections ideally should be done by town certified divers.
I will not let anyone un-set my mushroom mooring. It is 6' into the bottom..... That type of set takes a few years to attain....
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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