Now that I have the daysailer back on it's feet, or board as the case may be, it's been fun out on the water. Yesterday I took it out to Twin Lakes and talked to a guy who had his own, and the only, mooring on the lake. I asked what hoops he had to jump through to sink his own personal mooring and he said just permission from the local forest service office. So now the wheels are turning about sinking my own. The lake is very close to home and just the right size for a 19' daysailer.
My initial thought is to partially fill a 40gal plastic barrel to get the weight needed (#150?) with some sort of large galvanized eye sunk in the concrete. Then about 30' or so of 1/2" chain and enough 1/2" three strand to get a decent scope, then a nice Taylor Made mooring ball. Or should I go with the heavy chain/light chain option? Water depth should be about 30'. Anything I sink will need to be pulled in the winter. The location is exposed on a high mountain lake that has occasional micro bursts.
location: 39°05'21.99" N 106°19'17.04" W