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One thing that you might be able to do is find a private dock to keep the boat at. There are quite a few of those in florida and many are unoccupied and the owners are often willing to let you use them for very little money. That might be an option that would let you keep the boat until things get better.
so should i just google for private dock/slip owners or what would you suggest?
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Glad to help. I hate to see a person lose a loved boat if it can be avoided.
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Glad to help. I hate to see a person lose a loved boat if it can be avoided.
you could always send me a donation through paypal :}

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Depending on where you are and what the local options are, you MIGHT find that a local boat club or yacht club has dockage or moorings available for less than where you are. In any case, moorings are usually less expensive than dockage, even private dockage.
I'd suggest that the keys to sailing alone are preparation and anticipation. If you try to think ten minutes ahead...that gives you time to get the fenders out, docklines, reef before you need it...And make a point to run down extra safety factors before you go out. Like leaving a float plan with someone, making sure you have a handheld VHF in the cockpit, and (yes) I'll even stick my cell phone in a ziplock bag in my belt pouch. I wouldn't be the first guy that made a call literally FROM the water.
Something that works on a 26' boat is also a "jib downhaul" if you don't have a roller jib. A light line that runs from the head of the jib, down the forestay, through a pulley and then aft, so you can literally hual the jib or genoa down, singlehanded from the cockpit, if the wind picks up and you don't want to go forward. Leaves a mess of sail on the foredeck--but sometimes that's OK too.
Good luck!
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i am still looking for a private slip or docking area for my 26' sloop and have become unsuccessful. i am still looking. i live in central florida in the sanford area. if anyone knows anyone who has such a thing, let me know km_0110@yahoo.com still trying to locate on so i can Sail my boat and not have to sell her. HELP ME SAVE MY BOAT
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