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post #135 of Old 08-30-2011
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We were a little West of Bene505, in East Hampton, at our non floating dock in our pretty protected inlet. I stripped all sails and bimini, took off most everything else removable that created windage. We normally use mooring whips, which we kept in place, but supplemented with extra lines off the bow at about a 35 degree angle to keep the bow off, and an anchor off the stern to help ease the strain on the stern whip. We doubled all lines and things went very well. I don't know the peak wind speeds, but the winds were pretty strong, knocked down some trees, and lasted a long time, but fortunately all was well with our boat.
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