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grumol,
You can float your ground tackle with fifty-five gallon drums.
If your interested,my email is dlafrinere@hotmail.com

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Hi Y''all
I realize I''m not a psychics professor but this isn''t rocket science. Your mooring a 22 to 30 foot sailboat not the Titanic. Comercial moorings take into consideration a much larger boat. I''ve anchored a 25 foot sail boat with a 10# danforth in 100 feet of open water off Catalina. I Anchor my 37 foot aft cabin motor cruiser with a 30# Danforth and 30 foot of 3/8" chain. Think about it!!! Mud has very little weight under water. a five gallon bucket holds about 100# of concrete. ie 1 90# bag.
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If you use a 5 gal pail of concrete to moor a 22 to 30 foot boat any where you get more than 10 knots of wind, you will end up on the beach. Jim L.
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I think that hardened concrete has only 40% weight under water. The methode used at my former YC was to add 10 lbs per foot of boat and 2x the max depth of water for chain, 5/16 and 2x the distance from the water to the stem 3 braid rope and put swivels on the mushroom anchor and the float. The warps have eye splices( i used 1 peice of rope with a eye splice on a bight) and that allowed me to connect it on the float with only 1 shackle. The bottom at the YC was clay and sand and mud in the Delaware river. This rig wont guarentee you stay put as the tide and weather and wakes, may coil the chain up and the tide will lift the boat and the anchor.you can take it from there. A 300 lb mooring isnt that heavy to lift using the halyards.
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