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Old 18-07-2016, 08:03   #1
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Took my mother put sailing this weekend. I'm not sure how I so thoroughly failed to teach her to use a cleat but this is her version:
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is ok they are all locking loops
boat wont go anywhere. you should see how the mexicans tie off a boat--much similar..all locking loops.
at least she made sure they lock.
thank her
hug her
retie later after she leaves. it isnt worth the fuss and feathers
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boat wont go anywhere. you should see how the mexicans tie off a boat--much similar..all locking loops
Yup, that's how I can tell if my diver, detailer, or any of the marina employees has re-tied my boat.
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Old 18-07-2016, 08:32   #4
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is ok they are all locking loops
boat wont go anywhere. you should see how the mexicans tie off a boat--much similar..all locking loops.
at least she made sure they lock.
thank her
hug her
retie later after she leaves. it isnt worth the fuss and feathers
Exactly! As a new sailor my version of sucess was just keeping the boat where I intended. Pretty be dammed!
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Exactly! As a new sailor my version of sucess was just keeping the boat where I intended. Pretty be dammed!


Hahah. Yes to all. She tried I just thought it was cute. There's a knot somewhere in the bottom of it. It wasn't even to tie the boat to anything it was just a float line for us to hold on while swimming.
It definitely would have held the boat to the dock since it even took me a while to get it off.
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cute--yes. showed she didnt wanna lose the boat, and remembered as well she could the knot involved.. cleating can be so anal, which throws many off the learning thing. thankyou for not being so bludi anal... have fun with her--she will go sailing again!
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Don't you dare say anything to her, even kidding.
I wish my Parents were around still so I could take them sailing, My Mother in particular I think would have enjoyed it, but they have been gone for years, enjoy them while you can.
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Dalloway, perhaps you could submit that to Grog Knots as a new improved version of something or other.


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Z and a64pilot, you are both kind. When I get out there I hope I meet others as kind as you two are. Im.still a beginner. Kindness helps others feel more confident.
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