I don't quite think that cruising along the coast of Maine
means having to rely primarily
on moorings. Now I am thinking of a small yacht, nothing quite so large as 47 feet, but having said that I have rarely had troouble laying to my own gear
, even in season. As an added benefit it's often possible to sit on a vacant mooring
for a period of time without encountering a financil hit, but of course one must remain alert to move if it becomes necessary. I'd say just wander in and enjoy.