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Re: How does a boat break free of its moorings?…
In SW Florida I would seriously consider a lift for a boat the size of yours. Especially if you are not sailing it on a very regular schedule. Otherwise you are going to need anti-fouling paint on the bottom, and you are going to have to get the bottom cleaned on a regular basis.
As to the number of pilings, I don't really see any need for more than four--two in front, two in back. Tied up properly that will hold the boat fine in anything short of a hurricane.
In a hurricane? All bets are off. Honestly, with a boat like that, with a hurricane coming, I would pull it out, put it on a trailer, and haul it out of the way of the storm.