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post #4 of Old 01-28-2010
CaptainForce
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We're seasonal latitude adjusting East Coast cruisers, not "snowbirds", but "Hurricane birds". We've been living aboard in Florida since 1972. Anchoring is common for us, but specific by location. In transit we can most always find a night or two often in a wilderness location. When provisioning or visiting town we seek a town dinghy dock (normally free) and access to groceries, laudromat, water, pump out, and more. We have about thirty locations on the East US Coast that have these amenities available from anchor. We also have about twelve locations that we frequent for dockage at a weekly or monthly rate and about another dozen locations mostly in New England where we rent moorings. When at anchor we use a plow and/or a Bruce with all chain on the plow and 20' of chain before nylon on the Bruce. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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