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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
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You ask some good and honest questions. There may be "mooring experts" who will give more advice, but this is what I would probably do.
More information might also change the answers:
- do you drive or do you need public transportation to get to teh boat,
- is there a club house with lockers where you can store things such as PFDs, sails, emergency equipment,
- how safe from the weather is the mooring,
- how safe from marauding "pirates" is the mooring
OK - given what you told us:
I would not store the sails on board without a sail cover
for the main and a sail bag
for the jib.
Me, I would probably install a proper eye
at the bow with a proper backing plate. Or, do you have one already and not know it?
For me, 4 feet of water or 40 make little difference, but four feet would be a lot easier to set up, in my opinion.
I hope my thoughts help and congratulations upon entering a lifetime of enjoyment!
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