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    Breakaway Anchor

    Blindmullet, Your dad had a much larger anchor, and a real winch to retrieve it with, not a mere capstan to pull line in, so don't feel bad. Besides, it can ALWAYS be worst, and only giving Neptune and Poseidon an anchor each in 40 years is getting away easy!
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    Breakaway Anchor

    Well he had a much bigger anchor and a real P Zoro P
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    Breakaway Anchor

    SkunkBoat, While it does make it easier, it can also dislodge a stuck anchor. Here is a short article to help explain it. Article in Boating Magazine
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    Breakaway Anchor

    Have you tried using an anchor ball? When run forward the ball runs down the line and you behind the anchor and it floats it to the surface. I am on the Gulf and fish it regularly, and its has worked great for me. Once free we use the capstan/windless to bring the line and freed anchor in.
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    Show Us Your Grady

    2002 Marlin Before I installed a new white canvas.
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    New Canvas by Artful Canvas in St. Pete, FL

    Actually, the forward area above the windshield is Acrylic Hard Glass, which has to flip up and lock in place, cannot be rolled. and both the alf and sides are Rollable Regalite Plastic.So they could be rolled. IN the summer we roll or remove the rear curtains, and the sides we leave in place...
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    New Canvas by Artful Canvas in St. Pete, FL

    Post some pictures too. Love to see it.
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    New Canvas by Artful Canvas in St. Pete, FL

    Forward is Acrylic Hard Glass, and alf panels and sides are Rollable Regalite Plastic.
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    New Canvas by Artful Canvas in St. Pete, FL

    I had it done in white, and its makes it look much brighter and larger at the helm. The forward glass is hard, while the sides are soft. https://www.artfulcanvas.com/
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    Who do you have your boat insured through?

    Marine Underwriters, provides protection and towing up to 200 miles offshore, the best the others offered were 75, and if you ask 125. As we run 150 to 175 miles, we wanted to be sure we were insured. Received from GEICO and USAA, and the were $200 less but had slightly less coverage.
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    Two Week Vacation on Our 330 Express. 3pic is Edisto SC, 2nd pic is ThunderBolt GA, 1st pic is St Augustine FL

    I have traveled the Eastern ICW from Port St. Lucie to Coco Beach before, I know what you mean by how slow some of the areas are, and the lack of inlets, which is why we ran the ICW, (staying ahead of an approaching storm and didn't want to be on open water without a quick way in). Printing out...
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    Two Week Vacation on Our 330 Express. 3pic is Edisto SC, 2nd pic is ThunderBolt GA, 1st pic is St Augustine FL

    Nice trip, is there anything you would had planned or did differently? What was less of a concern then you thought it would be also?
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    Question on generator and A/C pump on Marlin

    As for the generator, I have a 2002 Marlin, and replaced my 5.0E (no sound shield), with another one. The two main issues I have concluded is that you need to keep the bilge dry, as saltwater splashing about will reduce the life of the unit, and second, and this goes for the outboards and...
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    New Helm Seat for 330 Express

    Does it come with the GW logo?