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Re: picking up a mooring single handed

At my club most all the larger boats are on moorings and I've done fairly well with the pick up stick and matching speed to current UNLESS it's windy or churned up. But I've done this dozens maybe hundreds of times and every time it is PRACTICE

It's actually easier to do solo or until I teach a friend.

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What I often do is even funnier... I just back up to the mooring ball, and then tie off via a stern line...
I've gotta try that! (with a line to bow to the stern for pick up) should work.. the mooring chain would be upstream of the ball and stick. if the boat missed it would move downstream and not tangle.

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It can be fun.... to watch also

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Re: picking up a mooring single handed

ZOMBIE THREAD ALERT

Let's hope the OP has learned how to it by now.
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All of these methods above are cheaper than getting married.
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Re: picking up a mooring single handed

A big stainless shepherds hook made out of solid 3/4 inch stainless shaft makes hooking the mooring and getting the boat stopped much easier. You keep it tight till the boat is stopped then run your permanent line thru and take the hook out. Easier done from the cockpit. A halyard snap shackle is quicker to snap than a turn around a cleat, and thus less likely to get away on you..

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Re: picking up a mooring single handed

I've been pretty good at checking dates before replying to a thread wonder how this one was showing on newer posts. Oh well

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Re: picking up a mooring single handed

It's amazing what I learn on here. Thanks to the real pros.
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