|Important News re the Fredericton Mooring Field – Mike MacDonald
The mooring field in Fredericton has been inspected and there was only one
mooring that was completely condemned. There are a few that have been put on
our ‘Replace next year’ list.
We had ten new moorings ready to move into position. One went to replace the
condemned mooring so we have nine new moorings in the field. After the
inspection we recovered three moorings that we were unable to recover this
spring. They were not inspected. To be clear, the top three moorings of the
outer string in the up river field have not been inspected.
Water levels in the Saint John River are VERY LOW. When the water level
drops, a boat on a mooring will swing in a bigger circle. Some of our
moorings are very close together. Some of the new moorings that were
installed are very close together to give us space for smaller boats as we
have a lot of boats that are less than 26 ft.
If you feel that there is a boat that is too close to you, MOVE! At the
present time there are lots of moorings available. It is your choice which
mooring your boat is on. If you own a larger boat, consider moving toward
the outside edges of the field where there is more space for larger boats.
Wisely choose a mooring, and with consideration for your fellow members.
The Hazard bouy for the crib (straight out from the lower dock) has now been
moved from downstream of the crib to upstream of it. The bouy had been
pulled down river until it was well below the crib.
We moved the condemned mooring to the face of the upriver side of the crib
and reattached the Hazard bouy there. As a result the hazard bouy may drift
up river a bit when we have current running up river. The hazard bouy is a
reminder that the crib is there, it doesn’t really mark the center of the
crib. It’s bigger than you may think!
We couldn’t put the mooring on top of the crib simply because there wasn’t
enough water on top of the crib. The grass growing on the crib can be
clearly seen this year.
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