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while that sounds nice around here many a dock has floated off its pilings in a storm surge and took the boats still nicely up on the same land


The worst hit my boat ever took was on dry land in the cradle when a storm surge started floating things around the boat yard


Yeah, I guess I speak from the perspective of a lake where we don't have storm surge.

On the east coast we never had problems in slips with any of my dad's boats on Long island Sound. People talk about dock damage but if you tie your boat up properly with good lines that should really never happen.


I still vote, 100% dock/slip.
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I have a mooring and I like it for the quiet and privacy it provides. Obviously, a slip is more convenient for access to land, supplies, electricity, showers, etc. but it is nice to have cocktails and dinner and sleep on the boat without your neighbor's music, halyard slap, air conditioner etc. You pays your money and takes your choice...
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if you tie your boat up properly with good lines that should really never happen.
Stuff does happen, even when all precautions are taken, it is possible.
Like I said, the storms that passed through our area last week have been well reported. Our marina is just inside the main channel that leads to the lake. From my slip to the lake is probably about a 1/4 mile. The channel is open to the West, we had 15 foot seas rolling right down the main channel and all that energy was dispersed in the little lake.
The marina staff was walking the docks for two days straight.
My boat was tied with 12 lines in 14 different places.
When I drove up to check on things, the boat was just barley staying off the dock and the center pilling, we were lucky. I snugged things up and said a prayer to St. Elmo.
Lines stretch, and fray.
Lots of dock lines snapped, it does happen.
The point being, on a can, there is nothing to hit in extreme conditions.
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Stuff does happen, even when all precautions are taken, it is possible.
Like I said, the storms that passed through our area last week have been well reported. Our marina is just inside the main channel that leads to the lake. From my slip to the lake is probably about a 1/4 mile. The channel is open to the West, we had 15 foot seas rolling right down the main channel and all that energy was dispersed in the little lake.
The marina staff was walking the docks for two days straight.
My boat was tied with 12 lines in 14 different places.
When I drove up to check on things, the boat was just barley staying off the dock and the center pilling, we were lucky. I snugged things up and said a prayer to St. Elmo.
Lines stretch, and fray.
Lots of dock lines snapped, it does happen.
The point being, on a can, there is nothing to hit in extreme conditions.
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Wow, that sounds like a monster storm.

Maybe nothing for you to hit, but if the mooring fails or some else fails and runs into you....

Still probably pretty rare.


I like the convenience of a dock. I'm not even sure if there are any moorings on our lake.
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Maybe nothing for you to hit, but if the mooring fails or some else fails and runs into you....
I agree, there is still that possiblity.
and yes, this was an extreme example, but the first thought that came to mind was I would be better off further up the lake at anchor in a bay, than the next thought was.. there are empty mooring cans off our docks, I should have moved the boat to one of those.

BTW, PCP for a more detailed look at what I am referring to, go here...Lake Michigan storm
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Thanks for the input everyone. I think my cheap-ness will overcome my lazy-ness, and I will go for a mooring next year rather than a slip.
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Down here on the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast, there very few moorings - most boats are in marinas in slips. The slips come two ways, floating docks or fixed piers. After a few hurricanes, most of the marinas with floating docks, increased the height of their bollards to keep them put in a 15-20 foot storm tide. If you are in a fixed pier slip, you can add tide risers to the bollards for a few bucks and a Saturday afternoon.
In the heat of the summer, it's nice to be in a slip with the 12K BTU AC cranking.
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my storm thought with a mooring is if a boat does break loose and hit ya, it will typically rub then pass by. in a slip if a boat comes and hits ya normally it stays in your slip with you and beats ya up.
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We had our boat in a marina - it cost us $750 a month. We now have a swing mooring up the coast that costs us $65 a month.

Our travel time there is little different to what it was getting to the marina. We have to dingy out to the boat so our planning has to be better because we can't duck back and forth.

But as another post said, sometimes the mooring is a destination in itself. We have had occasions where we went to the boat to sleep over Friday night and go sailing the next morning. The weather turned nasty so we just stayed on our mooring which is in a delightful bay with good protection and great local fishing.

This is where we are.



I have no problems with our new choice.
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