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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 a 20' and 25' pendant using Chafe Pro chafe guards. 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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