It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the kids are going back to school. It’s the time of year when the trips to the boat become fewer and with more time in between each visit. It is the time of year when storms and heavy winds creep up on the harbor with little warning. It is also the time of year when we see boats part their moorings and sink at the docks.
Now is the time to check your mooring lines for wear and chaffing. We see many anchors cut through mooring pennants and vessels hit the shoreline. Boats left unattended at the docks have fallen to a similar fate. Drained batteries, faulty bilge pumps, and both loose and overly taught lines have caused boats to sink at the dock.
Have you seen your lines lately?