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Old 02-14-2020, 10:35 PM   #21
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It`s usual to lift and check the mooring apparatus, right down to the concrete block, every year. Insurance, and I think the Maritime Authority which gives permission to lay the mooring, usually require it. And it`s commonsense. Most people use a mooring contractor who puts it in his diary. I recall a contractor once telling me "I got there just in time", and repeating it.
But it won`t stop a misplaced anchor sawing through the line. A friend lost his sailboat when bridle was sawn through where it ran through a fairlead after days of protracted bad weather.
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:23 AM   #22
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Unknown moorings are always a little scary to me because you do not know what equipment was used and when was it last inspected. Where I keep my boat, mooring chains and other fasteners are replaced every 5 years.

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Old 02-16-2020, 11:42 AM   #23
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Somewhat relevant to this thread:

It always amazes me that people will just tie up to any old mooring they find. There was a thread about this here awhile ago, as in some places you can do that under the assumption you must leave if the owner shows up. Was that mooring designed for small skiff or daysailer, or a boat your size? When was it last maintained?

We like using moorings, but do so only if it is a commercial/government field and we have confirmed with the harbormaster that it is appropriate for our boat.

One exception was in the beautiful Thimble Islands off Connecticut. We were in the process of commencing anchoring in a lovely, protected spot, and a guy came by in a skiff on his way to his dock, and offered the use of his mooring, assuring me it had just been serviced and they'd had as much as 70 footer on it.

Moorings come in many different designs. We always try to use as much of our own ground tackle as possible. I learned this quick at Vero Beach when the painter designed to go over your bow cleat broke off in my hand. I brought it in with me when I checked in, to the chagrin of the staff. We noticed a bunch of people around us in the field busily changing their hook-ups over the course of the day as word got out....
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:20 PM   #24
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It pays to check your mooring lines

These boats were among a number that also didnít fare so well at Parsley Bay (NSW) during the same storms on Sunday.
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Quite a collection, it must have been some storm.

Glad to see Poseidon was not amongst the mess!
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Quite a collection, it must have been some storm.

Glad to see Poseidon was not amongst the mess!


Yes indeed! We were on board, but berthed at the marina nearby. Found some minor issues to attend to where a little rain was seeping in around the forward cabin escape hatches. But on the list to fix.
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These boats were among a number that also didnít fare so well at Parsley Bay (NSW) during the same storms on Sunday.
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We are at Brooklyn, in Sandbrook Inlet, which is the other side of Parsley Bay. Two boats on moorings operated by the marina dragged a considerable distance.
A worst case mooring pick up story(in a book about cruising the River) is a hire boat which picked up a mooring ball on the Hawkesbury river, unaware it had broken loose from the mooring itself, and moving wherever tide wind or waves took it.
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