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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
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