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Post Launch – Things to Check
May 28th, 2013 @ 08:42 AM EST by admin

Photo by Jeff Guttman

It has been a few weeks since launch. Still waiting for warm weather, but the tires and pennants have gotten some exercise. It's a good time to check on the pennants and shackles. Take a look at the wire connections on the chain shackle and your pennants. Sometimes the shackles get locked together and twist off the wires. It does not take long at all for the wire to break and the pin to unscrew. Happens a few times every year. Please look at the mooring tags too. Some of the tags have gotten wedged under the shackles, and have been torn off or lost. Let Sam know if you are missing a mooring tag. If torn off, please reattach if you can or let Sam know. The length of the mooring pennants should be about 1-1/2 to 2 times the height from the water to the deck. Longer pennants will cause damage to your boat or the boats around you. You may see some white mooring buoys in the basin. We are testing a few different styles to see if are an improvement over the tires. Stay tuned for results. The Mooring Committee