Originally Posted by Greenhand
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.