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Old 09-14-2020, 07:02 PM   #1
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I think my mooring may have moved with that storm we had a week or so ago. I called the company (sure-line) who installed it 5 years ago but have not heard back so i am thinking that they may have gone out of business.
Two questions: Has anyone experienced a mooring (with I think 1000 pound weight) move?? Anyone have the name of another company who could help me out with moving my mooring back to its original spot? Thanks.
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:31 PM   #2
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I was at Watermark in Laconia recently and the guy I spoke to seemed quite knowledgable on moorings. I suspect they might be able to help you.
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:02 PM   #3
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If you have a way to attach a strong line or chain to it, it can be moved fairly easily with any boat that has a good attachment point. I have moved my 1000 lb mooring a couple times with an old beater pontoon boat....

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Old 09-14-2020, 08:30 PM   #4
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Just a thought. If you haven't checked the chain and connection to the mooring anchor, this might be a good time to have someone check it out.

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RUGMAN, maybe a dumb question, but have you accounted for the drop in water level and the increased chain slack that would lead to a wider range of distance from the centerline/plumb point or whatever? Just throwing it out there since you don't seem to be totally positive it moved.

(If this isn't how moorings work, please clarify.)

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RUGMAN, maybe a dumb question, but have you accounted for the drop in water level and the increased chain slack that would lead to a wider range of distance from the centerline/plumb point or whatever? Just throwing it out there since you don't seem to be totally positive it moved.

(If this isn't how moorings work, please clarify)

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Good one..."moor or less". 🏆
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:03 AM   #8
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With the big wind storms in years past, and this year, even before the low water. the moorings can be dragged for sure. especially when you have a constant strong wind on the boat it can actually drag that 1000lb block

at the same time with the depth of the lake right now, it can cause a major distortion in mooring location because of excess slack.

If were me I would wait until level comes back up

but still inspect your chain and shackles
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Old 09-15-2020, 05:24 PM   #9
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I kind of thought the same thing about the lake water being so low that would contribute to my triton looking like it has moved , maybe best bet into wait till spring to see what it lookalike,thanks for all the replies.
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First off remember that a 1000lb concrete mooring weight is ~600lbs under water due to the weight of the water that it displaces. So it's not so difficult to imagine a big boat moving one around in a storm.

Call John Baxter to get it moved. JB Dive Services. He installed our swim raft and moved it a year later.
He used an airbag to move our 1000lb block and made it look quite easy. Cost of the move was $300. John's an ex-Navy Seal. Great guy.

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Old 09-18-2020, 08:27 AM   #11
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I use 2000 lb mooring blocks. Less chance of it moving. Mine never moved during the 15+ years they have been in the lake.
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thank you, I will give him a call
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