Mooring Field

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.




About Andrew Jefferies

I purchased Salammbo in 2010 and joined the FYC at the same time. My goal is to keep sailing further and to explore and interesting places.
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