Category Archives: Moorings

Maintaining Your Mooring


People have some good questions about mooring maintenance. In this post, we describe what goes into maintaining your mooring every other year, as required by law.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Bad mooring pendants

Here is a sampling of good, bad, ugly and unsafe mooring pendants and spreader lines from around the harbor.

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Mooring Line Condition Update

The Harbor Patrol now requires that approved mooring repair companies report the condition of mooring lines (or mooring pendants) to them and also turn in a completed work order when the line work is completed. In addition to shore mooring lines, South Mooring Co. keeps a complete inventory of lines for offshore boats in stock and can put them on for you immediately.

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If you like doing your own line work, as many of us do, it will be necessary for you to contact the Harbor Patrol when the work is done, so that they can inspect it.