Join Date: Jun 2000
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We moored our Soling on a "clothesline" setup much as described. The toughest part of the setup was clipping the two ends together (...outside of everything...) when we went off sailing, so we'd only have to pick up one line when we came back. Chafe wasn't much of a problem. An area that has so little traffic that you can get away with such a setup won't be likely to have much in the way of waves either. We used a 1.5" line, just to be sure, and a big (used, and therefore cheap) block. We would leave the boat tied with the stern towards the dock so we could pull her in and step aboard without any gangplank, but you could also have both ends of the line attached at the boat's bow, so she could swing at the mooring if she had to. (You could get some wild twists in the line doing it that way, however.) Worked well for about 8 years, I would guess.