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Green sailor needs advise on docking, an anchor.........

I purchased a beautiful Edel 665 in March and have spent nearly every waking moment bringing her back to life…now that she is finished I am ready to go cruising but before I do I need some advise. First is about docking…Since I am relatively new to sailing and this is my first boat I could use the help. I have to go away for a few weeks this summer and am planning to leave her alone, I will have her slipped at the club in a well protected slip, what precautions should I take to make sure she doesn’t come loose, is this ordinary practice to leave a boat tied up for a week or more??? If so what is the proper way to tie her up. Second I would like to buy a second anchor, my LOA is 22’ and displace about 3000 what size would be good for a boat this size, the sea floor is mostly rocky. One last thing I can’t afford to buy a tender this season, what would you recommend in place???
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