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Old 12-02-2015, 09:55   #1
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I live on a very windy point on a lake. I plan to buy a 25' sailboat and would like to install a very secure offshore anchorage. Please advise me as to what works.
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The first place to start is by researching any regulations that may govern the lake you live on. In some areas, there are strict guidelines regarding mooring design and placement.
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The first place to start is by researching any regulations that may govern the lake you live on. In some areas, there are strict guidelines regarding mooring design and placement.
Yep. You can't just plop one down. As for the specifics of constructing a mooring, a web search should provide you with complete plans and drawings.

Some folks just wrap a chain around a junked engine block, but there are more sophisticated and better ways to do it.
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, a web search should provide you with complete plans and drawings.

Does this not constitute a web search???
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, a web search should provide you with complete plans and drawings.

Does this not constitute a web search???
No, it does not.

Google is a web search engine. Cruisersforum is a discussion forum.
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Re: mooring

You'll find many people here who use moorings but few who make them. You'll also find lots of very good threads, comments and discussions on anchoring.

+1 tp the previous advice about googling your needs.

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Also the type of bottom your laying the mooring on is important to know.. what works in mud may not work so well on sand or shingle and definitely not on rock..
Best bet is Google and see if any dive shops in the area offer mooring services and get a screw in mooring.. very eco-friendly.
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For a similar sized boat, in a lake, I used a 4x4x2 concrete block with 1/2" bottom chain and 3/8" top chain.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Len.

Helix (screw in) mooring anchors work well; but (usually) require professional installation.
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