In The News
New eco-friendly moorings installed in Provincetown Harbor
October 25, 2011
PROVINCETOWN — It’s been a while in coming, but last week seven new elastic mooring systems were installed in Provincetown, six of them just to the east of the breakwater south of MacMillan Pier and one in the West End near the Coast Guard Pier.
The new boat mooring systems were installed by boatmoorings.com, a company owned by Dave Merrill and hired by the town’s harbormaster’s office. The moorings are paid for by a $20,000 grant from the Massachusetts Bays Program. The new mooring is anchored by a corkscrew-type helix anchor that is screwed into the harbor floor. Attached to that is an elastic “rode,” a rope that is replacing the chain, which connects to a five foot “spar” buoy and pennant that attaches to the vessel’s bow cleat.
You can read the full article here at the Wicked Local Provincetown website.
All Ashore! New Mooring Field Opens At Waterfront
August 21, 2011
The New London Harbor, New London Connecticut recently completed a new mooring field project utilizing Helix Anchors and the eco-mooring system from boatmoorings.com. “We’re telling all our friends,” said Janet Crane - owner/partner in the first out-of-town boat to use the newly inaugurated mooring field. “These are the best moorings I’ve ever seen.”
You can read the full article here at the NewLondonPatch website.
Environmental impact is now a selling point
August 29, 2011
Even as the economy continues to sputter and businesses scratch and claw for revenue, boaters continue to use their boats.
This has opened opportunities for a host of service-related businesses, from the repair and parts departments found in dealerships to small, specialized companies like the one run by Dave Merrill...
You can read the full article here at the Soundings Trade Only Today website.