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Old 11 April 2006, 07:50   #1
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drying mooring

Hello,
If you have a boat with an inboard engine and a bravo type drive leg, can it be left on a drying mooring?
Mud could be an issue, but I suppose the leg could be bagged. But what about the weight of the boat on the leg?

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Nik, my Pacific sits on deep mud at LW springs. The drive just makes a large hole in the soft mud over time. However the mud does reduce the effectiveness of the antifouling and stain light AF colours, hence the move to darker antifouling. You should also consider the water intakes. Mine are under the boat not in the leg, so I take at risk the possibility that they may become blocked with mud. If you were to religiously check the drive for mud before starting each time and use a dark colour antifoul it will work. How deep is the mud?

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I dont know, but this is at hayling yacht co, which is up river from sparkes
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Having lived on Thorney Island (opposite) I know the mud well, spent many an hour digging lug worms out of it, sticks like ..... to a blanket might be worth having a chat to them and other boat owners.

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sticks like ..... to a blanket
mmmmm. fyve dotts. de missin werd mus bee shitt.

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jwalker- looks like a clever idea providing boat is on hard ground. on soft mud wouldn't it just sink and sit on the leg anyway?!
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.. on soft mud wouldn't it just sink and sit on the leg anyway?!
Yeh, on really soft mud it'll be fek all use but the leg is hardly going to be supporting the boat in that situation.
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