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I Usually Just Get Out of Dodge

I Usually Just Get Out of Dodge

I am fortunate enough to have two moorings. This is my storm mooring. She is the furthest boat out to the prevailing storm winds. I use 25' of USCG bottom chain (read: MASSIVE and heavy) and 25' of 3/4" top chain as well as dual 20' and 25' Maxi-Moor II pendants using Chafe Pro chafe guards and for storms a 1" Dynema storm pendant.. She rides out even the worst storms here with ease being better protected than Falmouth and with no boats to drag into me.

In this particular storm I was still moored in Falmouth but I did not consider it a "bad" storm. If you have the possibility of a location to set a storm mooring it can potentially save your vessel. Unless your boat is on it all the time however you can always get caught in a freak storm as our boat did back in 2005. If I know a bad storm is coming I try to get it out of Dodge/Falmouth...

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