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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:14 am 
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We are taking our TI to a cottage on a small inland lake in NY. I want to know if I can anchor/moor it out in front of the cottage, or tie it next to the dock for 2 weeks, and if so how is the best way to secure it, or should it not stay anchored like that for that long? I really don't want to take it out of the water every day, as the shore in front of the cottage is all rocks, which makes it somewhat difficult to pull the boat out there daily.

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Beth, Mark & Noah in NC, but heading to northern NY


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:47 am 
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If it were me, two main factors would help determine the way to go. How choppy does the water get, and how shallow is ut?

The choppier the water, the less attractive tying it to a dock gets, unless you can also anchor it so that it is held away from the dock.

If the water is shallow enough that you can wade out to retrieve it while it is anchored, that starts to look attractive. Provided you are unlikely to get strong winds, you might try securing an anchor well out from shore, with the other end secured on shore, and then have the TI tied to that line with a pulley system, so you can send it out or bring it back to shore. The latter appeals to me, as you set the anchor just the once.

I hope I have got you thinking :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:39 pm 
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Thanks for asking the question. We want to do the same at Cranberry Lake in the Adirondacks later this summer. If you use an anchor and moor it, where is the best place to tie onto the boat? A yoke between crossbars or the carry handle?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:37 am 
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I lead my line through an "O" shaped SS shackle attached to the bow fitting, but tie off the line around the crossbar. The lead at the bow helps keep everything square


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:54 pm 
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I stayed at Goolwa in South Australia for 10 days over Christmas and sailed the River Murray and Lower Murray lakes. The Caravan Park backs onto a creek, leading to the Murray. There are grassy banks, no rocks and happenned to be a star dropper in the bank. They are star shaped post, in case you Yankees don't call them that.
Anyway, removed the mirage drives but left it tied up and in the water for 10 days. I put a stainless cable through some hose then around the fron aka and locked that to the star dropper. Here is how the TI looked, and how inviting it was to go sailing.
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There was a little scum on the hull and amas at the end of the ten days. It wiped off with a wet rag and mild detergent. Great stuff that polyethylene. They say there will only be polyethylene bins, hobies and cockcroaches left if there is a nuclear war.
From us downunder, forget the wars, enjoy your holiday and show us some pictures. :)

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Cheers, Brian in South Australia
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