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Name:   racquetman - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Mooring on lake Martin
Date:   3/16/2016 9:10:18 AM   IP ADDRESS: 75.137.202.45

Anyone know the rules or guidelines for mooring a small sailboat on Lake Martin?  I own a house on the lake. 





Name:   Shortbus - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Mooring on lake Martin
Date:   3/16/2016 9:33:42 AM   IP ADDRESS: 75.137.207.126

https://www.facebook.com/dixiesailingclub/

 





Name:   lakngulf - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Mooring on lake Martin
Date:   3/16/2016 9:39:42 AM   IP ADDRESS: 69.57.48.212

One thing about it......shortbus is surely "linked" in





Name:   racquetman - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Mooring on lake Martin
Date:   3/16/2016 2:59:34 PM   IP ADDRESS: 75.137.202.45

Thanks for the link. Very helpful regarding materials and building info.  If I am looking at positioning it out from my dock, are there rules/guidelines to follow, such as distance and locating?





Name:   Lifer - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Mooring on lake Martin
Date:   3/16/2016 4:25:56 PM   IP ADDRESS: 198.223.197.134

I think that your issue is largely dependant on where your place is located. If you are on big water it shouldn't be a problem as long as it is marked with a bouy. If you are up a creek in a smaller slough it may be an issue. It could cause traffic issues. Also you should consider your neighbors view. If it is in a smaller slough it could be interfering with their peaceful enjoyment of their property. Be aware also that once you put it in it is not yours and may be used by anyone. Keep in mind also that it may be tough to keep it in place. APCO uses 600lbs to hold a marker bouy in place. What will it take to hold your boat? A standard anchor won't be enough.





Name:   racquetman - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Mooring on lake Martin
Date:   3/16/2016 8:28:16 PM   IP ADDRESS: 75.137.202.45

I appreciate your advice. Neighbors are not a problem, and our lot is kind of tucked in which cuts down the wind factor. We are now looking at the heavy anchor (cement) choices.  Thanks again. 





Name:   MrHodja - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Mooring on lake Martin
Date:   3/16/2016 9:18:29 PM   IP ADDRESS: 166.137.240.59

I didn't read the ixia sailing club link, but do know that an acceptable Method used in the past was about three trailer brake drums at the bottom of a chain, with a float big enough to support the weight of the chain.

 

About 30 years ago a friend wanted to put down a mooring at the DSC, But wasn't comfortable driving the club pontoon boat and asked me to come along to drive.  We loaded the drums on the boat and started out to the site.  Unfortunately a storm came up as we were motoring to the site and the water got quite rough, to the point that it was starting to lap over the front of the boat.  I decided to back off the throttle - which turned out to be a mistake.  The loss of thrust caused the front of the boat to dip and really catch a LOT of water.  We dang near turned the DSC Pontoon boat into a submarine....





Name:   GoneFishin - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Someone to contact
Date:   3/16/2016 11:21:01 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.171.169.146

I would contact CaptBrooks at the Alexander Marine Police.

I did a mooring on river  with a soft bottom. I chained together cylinder blocks and used an empty tank from a/c refridgerant as a buoy. The blocks were easy to work with since the openings are large enough to add additional ones as you work with them. 





Name:   Buteye - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Someone to contact
Date:   3/17/2016 1:17:53 AM   IP ADDRESS: 97.86.55.16

Are you talking about cylinder blocks from a car engine or concrete cinder blocks?





Name:   MartiniMan - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Mooring on lake Martin
Date:   3/17/2016 8:10:54 AM   IP ADDRESS: 208.44.244.4

Wde have a small bouy off our dock that we anchored by getting a 5-gallon bucket (they sell them at Home Depot) with a large eye bolt, filled it with concrete and it works great.  I suspect it would be heavy enough to hold a small sail boat but am not sure.  Five gallons of concrete is pretty heavy.





Name:   GoneFishin - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Someone to contact
Date:   3/17/2016 1:07:35 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.171.169.146

LOL  Meant cinder blocks. 





Name:   Buteye - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Someone to contact
Date:   3/17/2016 2:58:30 PM   IP ADDRESS: 97.86.55.16

Thanks. Looks like we were cordial to each other this go around.





Name:   Chevy4x42 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Mooring on lake Martin
Date:   3/24/2016 1:26:17 PM   IP ADDRESS: 68.63.126.91

1 Cubic Foot of CONCRETE is 150 lbs. 







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