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    Mooring Question

    I'm planning on leaving my ski in the water for a few days a week during the summer. I can't attach whips or lifts to the dock so basically stuck with some kind of anchoring system. If I sink a 35lbs plate weight and attach rope and buoy to it, do you guys think it will hold? No current or tides, just boat some boat traffic. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Why not use a proper anchor?

    What is the bottom material? Rocky, mud, sand... ?

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    can you tie off the dock?

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    Sand bottom. They'll get the sh*t pounded out of them if I tie off to the dock.

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    I always tie off the dock at an angle back to shore at my buddies lake house without issues. (Ski does not touch dock)

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    I tie off using a anchor & bouy ... works great. Just have to be will to swim out to ski when ready to launch. It cuts down on any chance of dock rash! Good Luck

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    [QUOTE=OzarkYamMonster;2186250]I tie off using a anchor & bouy ...

    What size anchor do you use?

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    Check with your local watercop where you intend to do this. On the coast here for example when mooring in an area where it is not a designated mooring area an anchor light or some type of illuminating device is needed.
    Not saying you need worry about anything like that, (unless local/coastal law/requirements cover it) but if you have ever done any nighttime navigation/boating you'll know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merkdog View Post
    What size anchor do you use?
    The Cooper anchor has been getting good reviews and seems like an excellent choice for PWC.

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