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Old 20-06-2013, 07:53   #16
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...................... Anyone with suggestions for a boat with a center cockpit?
With my center cockpit it is easiest for me to put the mooring abeam of my cockpit after approaching into the wind/current. If the mooring has a line floating, I'm ready with a boat hook. If the mooring has no line; then, my freeboard is lowest at this point and I'm able to reach it and thread a line that I already have set up that leads from a bow cleat. Either way I choose to attach the mooring to this line that is already established at the bow. This way, if my bow swings away due to the wind or current, the line at the bow will bring me right back at rest into the wind/current. I've seen hopeless cases of people standing amidship holding a line to a mooring with their beam against the force of the current. They are usually quickly overwhelmed and give up the line.
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Speargun.
i'm gonna try that...
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Old 20-06-2013, 18:27   #18
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I have a centre cockpit - just found it meant less far to walk to the bow! Admittedly only at 30 foot so not 30' up in the air , and of course been a while since I picked up any bouys. Locally or not .

The trick is to keep away from the female bouys. At least it is in Bangkok .
So you don't recommend a Kai-tie for a mooring pick up...
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you mean katouey...oops i wouldnt know anything about that
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Depends on where you are... Singa's... or further East...
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ahh i see...most of us only make that mistake once...
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Re: Solo Mooring Pickup

Not sure if it will work where you are but I hook a Danboy to the mooring bouy with 2m of line before it and a loop on a metre after it, makes for good visibility and an easy pickup on a choppy mooring
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i had a wonderful pick up buoy.. yes danbuoy, and has a lovely looong pole to lift out of water-- awesome. worked very well with each an every boat i have moored, including my formosa 41. i got to do mooring sola many times. same docking. is no sweat
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