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  1. Can I raise 1/2" anchor chain by hand?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I am on someone else mooring in Miami Florida. They showed up and want it back! So I am looking to get a new anchor and some heavy chain for my 33 foot wooden sloop. It is pretty light, not sure exactly, but it has an old concrete keel, and is low in the water 6' draft. I am thinking of...
  2. Yikes! Mooring System Failure

    Gear & Maintenance
    The bad news: Last night, I looked out into our cove to find that our 500 lbs. mooring system was not in its usual location ... in fact, nowhere to be seen. The good news: Our boat is on the hard for the winter. So, this mooring ball was installed with a 500 lbs mushroom in 2009. I found the...
  3. Chain Locker Overboard Drain Question

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    A question for those of you who have (or had) chain lockers that drained overboard... Is the drain just a plain hole (i.e., a thru-hole)? Or, is there a 1-way valve inside to keep water from coming in through the hole? Or, is there a ball valve inside that would let you close the ability...
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