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Old 04-03-2016, 00:54   #16
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Re: Anchoring in Texas help?

You can also do a Google search on NOAA Nautical Charts, select Gulf of Mexico, then select by location. You can download the charts, or view them. You'll have to zoom in to see details.

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Re: Anchoring in Texas help?

In the UK anchoring as an alternative to a permanent mooring is now unheard of, though it used to happen. In the 1950s Sir Francis Chichester kept a boat on two anchors in the Beaulieu River, leaving it unattended for days or weeks at a time. The river is now full of moorings, and the anchoring space near the mouth is not sheltered enough to leave a boat for long. A permanent mooring or a marina berth is the only option, unless you can find a very sheltered spot AND know exactly what you're doing.
I get the impression that moorings, as opposed to walk-ashore Marina berths (slips?) are unusual in the US. Here we have many marinas, the highest priced facility, then several grades of mooring from alongside pontoons to drying swinging moorings, which can be very cheap. It's also possible to lay your own moorings in some areas. Good luck.

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