Flew into Boston... Wow thats a lot of boats

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  1. ocgrant

    ocgrant Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    718
    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 460
    Yamaha EX-R
    Cummins QSC 540's
    So flew into Boston tonight and landing at Logan I look out the window and I have never seen a mooring field that big in my life.... How do you know where you parked your boat?
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  2. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    That’s Salem Harbor and that’s about normal, to the East is Marblehead Harbor that is more crowded. Marblehead is a big sailing town, and one of the local bragging points is to be able to say you have traversed the harbor under sail.
     
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  3. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gs165 w Quantum HD Radar
    Achilles 350 Dink
    Nick Jackson Davit
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    to find your boat you leave an I pad on board and then use your I phone "find my IPad" app:)
    Carpe Diem
     
  4. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    In this part of New England most of the moorings are privately owned and the locations assigned by the local harbormasters. So your mooring is in the same spot every year.

    Most of these will have the top part of the ground tackle removed and replaced with a winter “ball” that’s usually a 6” pvc foam filled pipe with a threaded rod through it. If it gets surrounded by ice the pipe will pull out of the ice before it shifts the anchor. I have two 1600 pound granite blocks on our mooring at the house. I lost one early on that was carried away by an out going ice floe before I learned the pipe trick.
     
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  5. ocgrant

    ocgrant Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    718
    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 460
    Yamaha EX-R
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Henry,
    Wow..thats crazy. so how do you get out to your boat? Is there a shore boat service that takes you out?
     
  6. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Active Member

    185
    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and Mass
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    I love Salem Harbor/Marblehead Neck. All except for having to look at the plant... The Rockmore for lunch is always great.
     
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  7. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    Yacht clubs and some municipalities run water taxi services, but mostly personal dinghies. If you don’t need to take it with you (like with our 280) you just leave it on the mooring. Not having to deal with getting all the people and stuff from shore to boat and back again was one of best changes we made when we moved to the marina.
     
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  8. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    I guess you would see allot of the same boats and eventually develop a roadway to your boat based on familiarity... but I see what you're saying.
    Thanks for sharing!
     

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