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Old 27-08-2012, 21:06   #31
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Re: Some Jerkface Snapped My Oar In Two

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What's a short painter? The posted rules at this dock specify 6'. That's not a minimum or a maximum. That's the rule.
six inches!
,six feet is generally adequete,mind you round here we have 15 ft tides so 6ft would be a bit short
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Old 27-08-2012, 22:00   #32
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people who tie up on short painters should not cry when their dingy gets trashed,caught under the dock,or hung up at low tide..............
Short painters are just so rude. Considering the amount of excess crummy line onboard most boats there is just no reason to not have a long painter. Pull your boat in when you want it. If everyone had 20' polypro painters you could happily squeeze 2x-3x the amount of dinghies on a dock.
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Old 27-08-2012, 22:09   #33
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Re: Some Jerkface Snapped My Oar In Two

Boy Im glad I don't go places that can tell ya what lenght painter to use !! Damn places are just gettin Rule happy
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Old 27-08-2012, 22:34   #34
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Re: Some Jerkface Snapped My Oar In Two

Gee. Thought the whole point of boating was to "get away from it all." So, what are people doing that they must tie up to an overcrowded dinghy dock?
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Re: Some Jerkface Snapped My Oar In Two

This is my kind of dinghy dock
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Old 28-08-2012, 08:14   #36
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Boy Im glad I don't go places that can tell ya what lenght painter to use !! Damn places are just gettin Rule happy
The problem is that Two Harbors is too accessible by people without common sense. In July and August it is over run by drunken morons. These people need to be told how to wipe their own a$$es.

Short painters hog the dock. Excessively long sinkable painters get tangled with other painters or get wrapped around the lower units on other boats--or foul props.

I should add that the primary reasons most people go ashore at Two Harbors is to (1) go to the bar, and (2), pick up ice, booze, and mixer at the general store. Any shred of pre-existing common sense is obliterated by inebriation.

I have nothing against drinking--I just hate it when the drunkenness of others gets in the way of my own quest for refreshments
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Re: Some Jerkface Snapped My Oar In Two

Although there are nowhere as many people, it's common to see dinghies SIDE TIED to a dinghy dock leaving no space for others.
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Re: Some Jerkface Snapped My Oar In Two

i use 20 ft line for painter so others can easily slide into dink docks--and i find my dinghy is usually out way far and hard to bring into docks because of some one without manners or courtesy. is a shame so few have to ruin things for so many...
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Although there are nowhere as many people, it's common to see dinghies SIDE TIED to a dinghy dock leaving no space for others.
That's why one should always carry a rigging knife
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Re: Some Jerkface Snapped My Oar In Two

Sorry about your oar...that stinks. I learned something new though......have a long enough "painter" so as not to hog the dinghy dock....check i stay far away from crowds...i dont have enough experience....i dont want to hurt anyone else's stuff, or mine....
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This is my kind of dinghy dock
Wonderful! Where is that?
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I'm at Two Harbors on Catalina Island, and our little Walker Bay has been reliable as hell for the years we've had it powered by two feather brand collapsible oars.

Came back yesterday and one of our oars was sheered off completely at the blade/post intersection, snapped clean (not at all near the fitting that lets you break them in half). I'm guessing some ******* in a 12' skiff with a 25hp motor and a 2' painter just slammed into the side of it, grabbing a handful of throttle to push through all the boats.

Here's a shot from the dinghy dock yesterday; the place is a friggin zoo.

Sorry to hear that. Some ass-hat stuck in and broke off a paper clip in the padlock I use to chain my kayak up on the beach. I'm a peaceful person but if all vandals everywhere got the flesh eating bacteria I would laugh for two solid years without a break.
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Sorry to hear that. Some ass-hat stuck in and broke off a paper clip in the padlock I use to chain my kayak up on the beach. I'm a peaceful person but if all vandals everywhere got the flesh eating bacteria I would laugh for two solid years without a break.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people to prevent bad things. Thief tried and failed to steal your kayak, making it unusable for you, at a time when a drunk power boater was on the lake on the very place and time you would have been paddling away. One never knows how all this stuff works out. Karma.
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Re: Some Jerkface Snapped My Oar In Two

And speaking of things NOT to do at the dinghy dock. How about the people who lift their prop out of the water - saves them from barnies while rubbing on other dinghies. GGGRRRRRRR!
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