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One place where I've seen piling moorings in use is Cuttyhunk inner harbor, I suspect they use pilings where the water is shallow and they don't want to allow for a lot of swing room. Anyway I spent any numnber of visits tied to a piling in my 23', run a dockline from a cleat thru the port chock around the piling thru the starboard chock and back to a cleat. Securing in this manner allows the boat to swing and to rise/fall with the tide. I guess if I was leaving the boat on a piling, I'd use two lines...For a small boat in a well protected setting, i'd live with a piling.
Somewhere I have a photo I took of a note pinned to a bulletin board by the Cuttyhunk dingy dock, it went "Piling for sale...".
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Last edited by sailingfool; 07-14-2008 at 02:04 PM.