The family and I just got back from vacation from a trip down the Chesapeake Bay to Virginia Beach. I took the moped on the boat this time and it worked out great.
I secured it well at the the stern for the voyage by crossing two ratchet straps from the docking cleats to the front forks and the cargo carrier, then I put ball bungees on the brake levers to stop any rolling, the waves on the bay can become huge if the wind kicks up.
We only had one small storm and it rode it well, but the sea spray was a bitch...the first fuel stop I cleaned it with fresh water and covered it with WD40 and a poly tarp.
It was really handy to have it along, I used it at some of the ports we stopped at to go supplies shopping, my son used it for "beach babe hunting"....and even my wife took a cruise.
The only hassle was lifting the damn thing over the "gunnels"...(the sides of the boat), I had to pick it up to chest high to my son who was on the dock...and the pedal smacked me in the nads once so I removed them,(the pedals).
Most marinas had dock hands to help with lines and fueling, so we could easily hand it to them and start moped conversations. Most were students with summer jobs there that seemed interested in my moped...or chit-chating for a bigger tip, that was ok too, I was young once.
I was checking out what the other boaters were riding..mostly those fold-up bicycles, electric scooters, and I saw a few minibikes and some boaters were checking out my ped, so I kinda spread the moped word nauticaly.(sp)
The trip was enjoyable and memorable (I have a small oil stain on the teakwood deck to remind me) :(
Next time I'll just rent a ped......less hassle.
and NO!!!, I ain't the Moped Navy!
Swim and Deploy!