After much research, the Mooring committee continues to endorse manufactured winter sticks which are tapered to avoid being icebound. Weather trends are leaning towards warming and we have not seen significant ice on our river in years. The mooring committee will continues to use winter sticks on Club moorings based on their success.
Previously, members used wooden sticks that were set to be totally submerged at high tide creating a navigational hazard.
Modern tapered, weighted sticks are designed to repel ice and remain visible at all tides.
You may coordinate with other members on how you will winterize your mooring using the discussion below.
The attached files describe and alternative to winder sticks.