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post #9 of Old 09-27-2012
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Re: how long does it take you leave?

I'm in a slip. From the time that I arrive at the marina it takes me about 30 min. to get ready to leave: Open the companionway and lazerette, stow the solar panel, stow the crap that I always bring, ice and food in the icebox, mainsail cover off, Connect the main halyard, hatch covers off, mount the Lifesling on the rail, flag on the stern, check batteries, battery switch to 2, start engine, discuss the plan for leaving the slip with the crew, GPS and Fishfinder in their respective mounts at the helm, VHF radios on, disconnect the shore power, lines off and stowed, back out...

On my return, it always takes me over an hour to put everything back the way it was, including the seat cushions that always seem to come out, and the inevitable chat with the dock mates. I always french coil the dock lines.
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