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Hi Sailingdog - about waterlines - why do we evaluate sailing characteristics so carefully, then screw everything up when we load tons of "stuff" aboard? (I should talk! When we bought our present boat and had it trucked from TX to MI the trucker charged us for 17K lbs. Last time we hauled we weighed 22! We get credit for full vs. empty water & fuel tanks, etc, but I can only blame so much on the extra 100 ft of anchor chain ... no way to avoid admitting that in 4 years of living aboard, we somehow added 3500 lbs of food, tools, gear, and personal possessions <*blush*> to a 33 foot boat!!)
Anyway, hope you're sailing fast and having fun!