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Re: Moorings in the Bahamas
Standard mooring advice in that leaflet and I agree with it. Sometimes, however, your boat's cleats aren't big enough to allow for the same line to tie over twice. In that case the cow hitch around the mooring shackle/thimble, with the two bitters ends returned to each side of the bow, works too. However, two separate lines has redundancy and the single cow hitched line does not. However, one does it, a slack backup line is always a good idea. I've personally seen boats lose their mooring pennant. One hit me and did 7 grand in damage.
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