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    I would appreciate any advice on keeping a Wayfarer Mk4 on a mooring in during the summer months.

    Is there any way to make it more secure?  It’s in a relatively protected area – near Emsworth in Chichester Harbour on South Coast but is still relatively exposed for a natural harbour, and is non-drying deep water mooring. I don’t live nearby so I can’t get to her quickly if there is severe gale warning and I can’t keep her on land.

    It’s a recent version of the Wayfarer with the self-draining capacity so I’m assuming a lot of water will get in under the covers of the self-drainers in the stern. But I can live with that.  What I’m more concerned about is her stability. The older versions would have more stability and probably happier on a mooring like this (my Dad kept a wooden Wayfarer in similar spot many moons ago)

    It was suggested to me by an experienced Wayfarer builder that I could secure some weights to each shroud point (perhaps water filled containers) to increase the stability of the moored boat.

    Does anybody have any suggestions?

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