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Old 03-20-2013, 09:06 PM
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Best way to tie up to a houseboat?

After many lake Shasta houseboat trips, this year we get to bring our 205v we bought last year. As I've already acquired a pretty good case of MCOCD, I was wondering what we're the best methods to moor our boat?

Was thinking of making something with 1 1/2" PVC and some noodle material to build some standoffs (kinda like a triangle w/ the top of the triangle hooked to the bow cleat to keep it away from the side of the houseboat) for the front and back.

What suggestions do folks have that have worked for them?

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:25 PM
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Vertical PVC poles mounted such that the boat can ride up and down on the rubrail.

Or those fiberglass poles shaped like whips that hold the boat away, and ropes to pull it back.

Realistically if you have vertical PVC surfaces the boat will ride up and down with out catching, it just needs to extend far enough up and down that no matter what wave the boat cannot slide over or under the pvc.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:15 PM
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in calm weather we use an anchor buddy and tie the stern of the MC to the back of the houseboat. ready to ride, we pull the swim step up to the platform of the houseboat, unhook and hop on. then we just leave a bouy on the anchor buddy clip. it's nice because you typically only have to anchor once.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:06 AM
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We go to Shasta a couple of times a year with a big group and stay at Antlers RV. When are you going?

The times we have house boated, I dont tie to the HB. I anhcor just off shore 10'-20' from the HB.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:55 AM
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My family have a houseboat and I always tie my boat up directly to the houseboat. I have huge buoys every 4 feet and everyone laughs at them, but my boat still looks great. I have been through some wicked storms that have ripped trees out and even flipped a houseboat a 3/4 mile away, but I have never worried about my boat tied to the houseboat.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:17 AM
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We go to Shasta a couple of times a year with a big group and stay at Antlers RV. When are you going?

The times we have house boated, I dont tie to the HB. I anhcor just off shore 10'-20' from the HB.
You could even use an anchor buddy anchor line, then have a retrieval rope between the 205v and the HB. If it were me I would just swim out to the 205v from the HB because Shasta water is so warm , getting wet is not a concern even early morning.
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Anchor buddy for sure is the best invention for mooring your boat.


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Anchor buddy with stern line attached to the back of the house boat.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:24 AM
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We go to Shasta a couple of times a year with a big group and stay at Antlers RV. When are you going?

The times we have house boated, I dont tie to the HB. I anhcor just off shore 10'-20' from the HB.
Going out of Jones valley and we are going aug 3rd -14th. Hopefully lake won't be too low!
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:39 AM
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You can find out the water height here - http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/q...?s=sha&d=today
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