Originally Posted by a64pilot
I have to ask, cause in truth Iím trying to figure it out.
Why do so many people prefer moorings over anchoring?
I mistrust them myself, I trust my ground tackle more.
It is not that complicated really.
1). It is simple to pick up a mooring
in an unfamiliar area especially where you are not sure of the currents,etc
2) It supports the local economy and boating
resources in general
3) Most of the time there are not storms so even if, like you, I like to be on my own tackle in a big blow it just doesnít come up enough to be an issue.
4) Some mooring services include a shuttle which is nice
5) While it is popular to claim that localities donít take care of their moorings most mooring fields contain a whole bunch of non transient boats that seem to do just fine. In the US northeast just about everybody keeps their boat
on a mooring during the season. They are probably a lot safer then you think.
In general I use a mooring in most settled weather
if they are available just for convenience and so the area can hold more boats if it is a popular one.