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Len Liben 12-02-2015 09:55

mooring
 
I live on a very windy point on a lake. I plan to buy a 25' sailboat and would like to install a very secure offshore anchorage. Please advise me as to what works.
Len

Greenhand 12-02-2015 10:06

Re: mooring
 
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.

rwidman 12-02-2015 12:00

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Greenhand (Post 1747211)
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.

mottseng 12-02-2015 13:52

Re: mooring
 
, a web search should provide you with complete plans and drawings.

Does this not constitute a web search???

rwidman 12-02-2015 13:56

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mottseng (Post 1747415)
, a web search should provide you with complete plans and drawings.

Does this not constitute a web search???

No, it does not. :rolleyes:

Google is a web search engine. Cruisersforum is a discussion forum.

leftbrainstuff 12-02-2015 14:01

Re: mooring
 
You'll find many people here who use moorings but few who make them. You'll also find lots of very good threads, comments and discussions on anchoring.

+1 tp the previous advice about googling your needs.

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boatman61 12-02-2015 14:02

Re: mooring
 
Also the type of bottom your laying the mooring on is important to know.. what works in mud may not work so well on sand or shingle and definitely not on rock..
Best bet is Google and see if any dive shops in the area offer mooring services and get a screw in mooring.. very eco-friendly.:thumb:

afloatca 13-02-2015 16:02

Re: mooring
 
For a similar sized boat, in a lake, I used a 4x4x2 concrete block with 1/2" bottom chain and 3/8" top chain.

GordMay 14-02-2015 05:42

Re: mooring
 
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Len.

Helix (screw in) mooring anchors work well; but (usually) require professional installation.


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