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Never been in a slip

So I have owned a sailboat for 6 years (2 years a 39' and 4 years a 43') and have NEVER stayed at a slip or even pulled into one. I've been to the dock 4 times or so each year to get water/fuel, but never into a slip.

What do you think of that
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Well, you're not a queen. Dock queen, I mean.

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Don, All that I can say is: "Man, you must have one heck of a holding tank!"

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Don, All that I can say is: "Man, you must have one heck of a holding tank!"
LOL... It's nice being on the hook or mooring but I also do enjoy the camaraderie of marina lifestyle.

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What about winter? Where are you?NH??

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Re: Never been in a slip

Isn't this where the "New" anchor thread starts? Having so reliably done without all these years what sort of tackle have used etc..

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I owned my first "big" boat for approximately 5 hours before my first experience entering a slip. It didn't go very well.

(But no harm was done)
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Maybe Don is on the hard? Probably you should splash someday. Hey....check the keel, rudder, and tabbing first though!

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Don, All that I can say is: "Man, you must have one heck of a holding tank!"
Have 2-25 gal tanks of which only 1 really gets used. There is a pump out boat in the harbor that I call about twice a year. The rest of the time I do this really weird thing. I sail my boat and pump while out.
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Re: Never been in a slip

BTW - I've read a lot posts over the years "suggesting" my boat is a dock condo

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