Rocky Nook Marine
Mooring & Diving Service

Rocky Nook & Jones River in Kingston, MA..
Harry Barnett - 30 Bay View Avenue, Kingston, MA. 02364
Phone: 1-781-248-7291    Email: laptophoops@comcast.net

What size chain, block or equipment do I need for my boat?
Answer:  Click the link below. 
Town of Kingston

Why own a private mooring?  No waiting for an open spot on the Town of Kingstons mooring list. Secondly, you get service from Harry with updates on your mooring yearly. The town moorings are maintained to a different standard and often utilize homemade blocks, using rebar for an eye. This is why many boats break loose as the rebar rots away.  I only use blocks with cold rolled steel that last for years/decades of service.  Additionally, I scuba dive every 4 years on each mooring, inspecting each and changing out the chains.   I was the diver for the town and can tell you a few crazy stories of what I have seen at the bottom of the river.  Ask the Harbormaster when the last block/chain inspection was done by a diver on your mooring.  

Some common fees are as follows:
Diving Service - $125
Float / Drop a mooring - $200 for yearly clients $300 for non client service
Winter / Spring Services - $60 per season

Mass Waterfront Laws - Click here
What is a winter stick?   
Answer:  A winter stick is a long streamlined float used to secure a mooring during the off season.

Why do I need to use a winter float?
Answer:  First, a winter float prevents your mooring ball from being locked in the winter ice. Once a ball gets locked in ice, it can lift and float your mooring away or just snap off your chain and ball.  Secondly, by installing a winter float your heavy chain is lowered into the muddy bottom for 6 to 7 months.  These months typically have high amounts of wave action. Waves create the friction that destroys your chain. Dropping the chain in the mud and having a winter stick installed extends the life of your chain.

On a rare occasion a new mooring may drag out of position if it gets locked in the ice.  Moorings that have not settled into the muddy bottom slide very easily and the ice can bulldoze a mooring block hundreds of feet away.  This can only be prevented by the owner physically digging a hole and burying the block.
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