Welcome aboard, sounds like you might be sailing up the East coast? a fantastic trip and highly recommended having done a few times myself.
Originally Posted by sophisticat
The advice above all looks good, just check the lugs on the inside of the hulls are up to it and have good backing plates to spread the load.
Also check the rating for anchor/s you carry on board, and look around for manual winch, the lever type are a bit slow but easy to operate and very strong.
We have an electric winch and I shudder to think how tough it would be to haul in by hand.
Keep us posted on your progress, might be able to direct you to some great dive sites and anchorages. Be warned, you might not make it to the planned destination. Cairns and Port Douglas are full of cats and other craft just happy to stay.
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