A multiple mooring for small boats or yachts. The base mooring is laid in a straight line and from it individual moorings rise at intervals spaced to allow the boats room to swing with the tide. Trots save considerable space in harbours, marinas, and congested anchorages, and are also more economical in ground tackle. Small vessels secured alongside each other are also said to be moored in a trot.
Subjects: Maritime History.