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Cruising this summer, LI Sound, Block, Rhode Island, maybe part of Mass. In the past, I've always found moorings to include pendants. But there are a couple of threads on SN talking about devices to thread a line through the ring on a mooring ball. I wonder if I need to prepare for mooring without an attached pendant. Does anyone who has cruised this area think I need something more than a boat-hook?
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Yes, on occasion you will find a mooring with just a ring, simply lift the ball with your boathook and while someone holds it reeve a line thru the ring and bring both ends up to your cleats. That way its easy to depart. If there is not enough slack in the mooring you will need your dinghy. BILL

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Cruising this summer, LI Sound, Block, Rhode Island, maybe part of Mass. In the past, I've always found moorings to include pendants. But there are a couple of threads on SN talking about devices to thread a line through the ring on a mooring ball. I wonder if I need to prepare for mooring without an attached pendant. Does anyone who has cruised this area think I need something more than a boat-hook?
Most will have pendents. I use a dock line. If it's a calm day you can use the loop end of the dock line and the boat hook to try and thread it through the ring and then pull the loop end back up.

Otherwise lift the ball with the hook or have someone jump in the dink and run a line through and then they can assist with the pickup.

Just find out before you get there so you can make alternate plans and won't have to deal with it if the weather is shite or it's too dark.
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Maybe I will rig a temporary snap hook. I'll be doing this singlehanded, my wife is reluctant to assist. And the bow freeboard is about 6'.
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We bought a Happy Hooker contraption four years ago.
Never used it.
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Thanks Joe. I just bought a ss carabiner, I'll tape it to the boat hook if needed.
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