Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northport, NY
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Re: Summer Mooring Blues
I am on record saying that I think this not a great solution. I think the dingy to dingy transfer is just one of the problems. Time, storage, putting a stinky dingy that has been floating around Northport in your trunk. Lots of negatives. If you put Shiva in Northport, just pay Seymour's for the launch service. As for a smaller (50lb )outboard engine, it will only take an extra minute to get out to your boat but if someday you hurt your back lifting your (100lb) engine, that might be the end of your sailing season.
Sal I will likely go for the simplest solution... Just pay for the launch service... keep my dink and motor at the mother ship and use the town transient dock... the way I use their visitors dock (which is free) for the mother ship when I board or take on water. The transfer works but it too much work!
No need to change to a smaller OB... I can use the hoist which is no problem to put the OB on the rail.
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