Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Mooring - attaching pendant
Yeah, I've seen boats break moorings in a blow and go careening into anyone downwind. Guess that's why I'm pretty cautious about what I attach my boat to. Some of the moorings marinas rent out are grossly undersized for the boats on them. A lot of times the anchor is big enough and has sucked down so far it's never moving but they scrimp on the swivels and shackles. It's not difficult to drag the whole shebang up on deck when you first hook up to take a look at what you're trusting your boat to.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.