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Pursuing the cruising dream in 32' of sailing ketch

We Got a Mooring!

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Sionna has her own mooring in Boot Key Harbor!  

We got the phone call at 9:30 Tuesday morning, so instead of showers and a lazy breakfast, we spent an hour and a half pulling up our two anchors…

Not paint, or plaster, but muck!

…cleaning off the incredible fine, sticky muck they call “mud” down here, and moving our floating home a half-mile farther into the harbor to capture mooring number D11.  Pulling the anchors took most of that time – those hooks did NOT want to let go of Terra Firma after settling in for four weeks and three storms!

Ya’ll stop by if you’re in the neighborhood, ya hear?

Author: s/v sionna

Living the dream in 32'. We left Maine on August 18th, 2016, and have gradually worked our way south until we felt warm enough. After spending the summer in Maine, working to replenish the cruising kitty, and rehabilitating an old house, we’re headed back on the boat, bringing Sionna back home to northern waters. Follow our blog here!

2 thoughts on “We Got a Mooring!

  1. In Navy parlance your anchors were ‘shod’.
    “Bridge, Fo’c’sle, swivel shot on deck, anchor is shod.”

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    • Cool term! Meaning, I assume, that it is recovered and secured?
      And what about the other term – “swivel shot on deck”? I’m guessing (no Navy experience here) that the swivel shot is the first shot of chain at the anchor?
      And BTW – how long is a shot?

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