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Old 13-07-2011, 13:20   #16
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Well the sheaves at the base of the mast definitely do not turn I can only assume those at the top do not as well. I did not think about the Halyards chafing and breaking good to know.

I have read numerous books and we are not new to boats only to sail boats. My husband has built boats for years. He has worked at Everglades, Sea Ray and Boston Whaler. I am a dive instructor and grew up fishing and lived in the Caribbean for several years.

We are in a Marina for now but do have appropriate anchoring supplies including new chain and rode and a total if four anchors of different types and weights.

Have several old salts on the dock who are helping us out but find this forum invaluable.

Thanks for all the advice and information

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Old 13-07-2011, 13:46   #17
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Re: Cover for jib?

Ah you guys got a great start then... being familiar with the water and boats etc. is super.

I think anchoring in FL is illegal now but just keep in mind that when you start living aboard at anchor that you probably need different anchoring gear. I work on assumptions here but I have seen a lot of 2nd hand boats that came with 4 anchors and they all needed new/different, solid gear.
But as long as it's not full time anchoring, you'll be fine.


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Old 13-07-2011, 14:53   #18
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Re: Cover for jib?

Anchoring is not illegal in Florida

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