Saturday, October 18, 2014
We had to move yesterday, into a new slip that uses something called a Med Mooring system. Basically, it is a system that is used a lot of places, namely the Mediterranean, and not so much in the states. The way it works is pretty cool, and once it is set up, the boat feels rock solid and locked in good. I can't help wondering what would happen if anything let go though, the system relies on constant tension to make it work right. Oh, and I only have one line from the bow right now instead of two. The general idea is that there is a mooring ball in front of the slip that is chained to the ocean floor. As you back in to the slip, you pass a line through the ring on top of the mooring ball, and let line out as you back in. Once you are in the slip, you tie the stern to a seawall, and then tension the front line until it drags the mooring almost under the water. Then you can side tie to the finger pier if you have one, or if not, walk the plank onto the seawall! We have a nice floating finger pier to use. Can't see walking the plank, hell, we don't even have a plank. I guess you would have to bring your own plank, BYOP, or get wet without it.