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  1. Modified mooring to a fixed wharf

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Good morning all! I’ve been thinking about changing how my boat is moored to my dock. It’s a fixed wharf in a well-protected marina with little wave action and minimal current. There is wind, of course. The max tide range is about 4 ft. Currently, the lines are led to the top of the dock. I’ve...
  2. Process of a mooring in Boston Harbor?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi all! I'm a new sailor in the Boston/Dorchester area looking to get into the lifestyle but there's a few obstacles I have to get through to actually get on the water. I have a 25' sailboat that I am looking to moor maybe in Dorchester/Quincy Bay and I was wondering about the process of...
  3. Do mooring field boats touch?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I understand that all the boats line up pretty in a mooring field when there is a current or wind, but what about still water with no wind: 1) If boats end up stern to stern will there be contact? 2)Is the distance between two moorings a full radius of each boats length? Or is there an...
  4. Can I raise 1/2" anchor chain by hand?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I am on someone else mooring in Miami Florida. They showed up and want it back! So I am looking to get a new anchor and some heavy chain for my 33 foot wooden sloop. It is pretty light, not sure exactly, but it has an old concrete keel, and is low in the water 6' draft. I am thinking of...
  5. Getting frozen shackle off mooring ...

    Gear & Maintenance
    Can I just hacksaw through a galvanized mooring shackle. Mine is frozen and I can't get my pennant off. This is the upper shackle on top of the ball, above the top swivel.
  6. Mooring bit, or a cleat for a 38' catamaran?

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello all. We're new to the site, and to this world and could use the opinion of some wiser folk. We have a 38 foot Wharram catamaran being built. We're looking for a mooring tie that is strong due to the high weight of catamarans. Something like 10,000 pounds. We were leaning toward the sampson...
  7. Mooring field woes in avalon harbor

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Interesting question that I'm hoping someone might be able to answer. I was recently in avalon harbor on a bow/stern mooring for the night in a dufour375. While on the mooring, I noticed that the boat would swing rather violently from left to right. Of course this was more noticeable at high...
  8. cheapest mooring in gta

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Does anyone know what the cheapest mooring in the gta is (Toronto,scarborough,Mississauga and surrounding area). I have looked into aquatic park sailing club but I can't find a cost. I am perfectly fine with a mooring ball as opposed to a dock in fact i prefer it, I just need to minimize costs...
  9. Hilo,Hawaii mooring

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Seeking a 30' to 50' Vessel to lease as a slipholder for my Hilo, Hawaii side tie slip.Term for aprox year. Must be available by April 30 2014.
  10. My own mooring on L.I. Sound?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi I'm new to the north shore of Long Island. (Suffolk County). Waterfront. Though I have two harbors nearby (Port Jeff and Mt. Sinai) what's the rules about having a mooring in the Sound off my property? It would be a lot more convenient and cheaper, right?
  11. Indian Arm Weekend Trip

    Pacific Northwest & Alaska
    I am taking my cat 27 up indian arm for the first time to spend the weekend upi there. Any suggestions where to anchor for the night and hazzards to watch for?
  12. Looking for a home in NYC

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    After a few years of commuting to my home town of Mystic Ct throughout the sailing season, it's time to bring our 23' on deck, 30' sparred Friendship sloop to NY. I'm not having the easiest time with my search. The easiest slips and moorings to find are out of my price range. I live in queens...
  13. Yikes! Mooring System Failure

    Gear & Maintenance
    The bad news: Last night, I looked out into our cove to find that our 500 lbs. mooring system was not in its usual location ... in fact, nowhere to be seen. The good news: Our boat is on the hard for the winter. So, this mooring ball was installed with a 500 lbs mushroom in 2009. I found the...
  14. Mooring Costs in Boston area

    Mass Bay Sailors
    Hi -I'm thinking of joining a yacht club in Boston Harbor (Winthrop) and am learning about the fees associated with placing a mooring (Winthrop has a town fee of $225 it appears) but don't know how much a mooring installation costs. Anyone know? And know who to call to put one in? I've heard the...
  15. Mooring buoy bumps in the night

    Seamanship & Navigation
    Hello all, Wondering if anybody has some advice for this mooring annoyance. We were moored overnight in Boston Harbor a few weekends ago, in Perry Cove on Peddocks Island, in a rented Pearson 26. All went great, until about 5:30 the next morning, shortly after the tide began to flood. We were...