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Old 06-27-2013
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Trying to be prepared for the inevitable hurricane

This is our first year owning a sailboat and we're trying to be proactive when it comes to being prepared for the first threatened hurricane of the season. We figured it's a matter of when, not if, and we'd rather not be scrambling at the last minute.

We're on a mooring ball at a marina and from what I've read in old threads, we should have an extra line (or even two) of varying lengths to add to the existing line. My question is, how would we attach those lines? The ball has a swiveling shackle at the top. Would we just attach another shackle to the existing one? Also, our boat only has one bow cleat so I'm not sure where we would attach the other lines.

I know we should also have anti-chafing on the lines, but any other general advice would be appreciated.

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