Country Club Additions Property Owners Association
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Boats under 20' generally use 3/8" line; 20-30' boats, 1/2" line; 30-40' boats, 5/8"; and boats over 40', 3/4". If your boat is heavier than average, or has greater windage, you may want to choose the next larger size. Too much is far better than too little.
As a general rule dock lines should equal two-thirds of your boat's overall length. Spring lines should be considerably longer. You will need to be able to use these to bring your boat alongside while docking.
Unless your boat is unusually heavy or will be subjected to severe conditions, a bow line, stern line, and at least two spring lines are recommended. Spring lines keep the boat snugly near the dock, preventing it from moving fore or aft, while allowing for the rise and fall of the tide. Of course, if your permanent slip has outboard pilings as well, you'll need an additional bow and stern line. You should also have enough lines to double up when expecting very bad weather.
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All Slip users need to be using 3/8” minimum braided dock lines, measuring at least 2/3 of your boats over all length. During the busy months the waves from boats can really get boats moving. If your dock line is not proper your boat can break loose causing damage to the dock or other boats, all of which you will be responsible for!
Whether you are mooring at a buoy, tying off at main beach or docking your boat at a slip you need to have not only quality dock lines, but the right length and circumference for your boat.
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On the LIGHTER side.....
Have you enjoyed the dock lights? Not only do they light up our beautiful piers at night, but they help guide you down the piers at night and increase safety for incoming boats.
We hope to continue adding useful accessories to our new style floating piers throughout the years to come!
Before you know it Fall will be here. Plan accordingly to have your boat removed from Slips and Moorings by October 15th! If you have a mooring, No object that marks your mooring location can remain on the surface of the lake during the winter months. All mooring markers MUST be a minimum of 24" below the surface of the water/Ice
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