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Old 01-05-2009, 12:23   #46
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I lived in Lakeview in the 60's - on Lakeshore Rd E, across from the seven sisters. The gen. station & stacks are now gone too.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:33   #47
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We keep out boat at Prrt Credit Yacht Club and ever since McGinty (is that how you spell it ?) shut down Lakeview we have had to bubble in the winter but it still beats being Dirt People
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I thought there were only 4 sisters.
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three of them were siamese
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I thought there were only 4 sisters.
Gimme a break guys. After all, it was the sixties.
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Is this what's known as "thread drift"?

Sorry all.
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Gimme a break guys. After all, it was the sixties.
I'm going to invoke the "notwithstanding clause"

It was Toronto in the 60s. In his defence, I think Gord might have been referring to 7 actual sisters and not the stacks off of Mississauga.
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So what have we learned?

1. Captains are responsible for their vessels and those around them when docking.

2. Help from the pier can be offered, but not at the risk of the docking boat or those around them.

3. If an inbound captain is unable to bring a vessel to dock without help from the planks, he shouldn't be at the helm.
a. I have singlehanded thru the Caribbean and with lines properly set long before approach, I dont need help and won't ask. If you offer, I'll accept, but you will NOT tell me how it's done. My boat is my home and my life, I'll tell you what I want done. If you can't follow instructions, enjoy your cocktail and watch me bring 'er in. (Scorecards are optional) lol

4. Should a potentially dangeous situation occur as a result of an inexperienced captain/crew, the first obligation is to protect the vessels already safely docked. If it means casting the inexperienced captain off to make another run (or if sufficiently embarrassed, dock elsewhere) so be it. The boat you save may be your own.

Fair winds and safety first.
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Not many startout knowing how to dock. A few were lucky enough to have boating in the family. It's a learning curve, and some catch on quick while others crash more often........i2f
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If standing on a dock and handed a long piece of string by incoming boat tie it to a bloody cleat. Don't just stand there looking like you were born in Florida. Slowly calculate in your mind your weight vs the weight of a boat with a bit of movement, a slight zephyr of wind, or the throttle being played with. The boat gunna win. The water will be cold.





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Lets get to important stuff. How did the first batch of boat brewed beer turn out.
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If standing on a dock and handed a long piece of string by incoming boat tie it to a bloody cleat. Don't just stand there looking like you were born in Florida. Slowly calculate in your mind your weight vs the weight of a boat with a bit of movement, a slight zephyr of wind, or the throttle being played with. The boat gunna win. The water will be cold.





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Hey hey hey hey!!!! I resemble that remark.
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How did the first batch of boat brewed beer turn out.
Sensational! Of the first 2 brews I still have 3 or 4 bottle left
It really is excellent!

I need a marina day to brew more and water on tap means I can fill my barrel in the lazarette and don't have to man handel it
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Hey hey hey hey!!!! I resemble that remark.
Oops, sorry, I must have been having a home brew (at 8am on a Sunday morning?!)
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I was thinking of this thread while docking today

We were making a perfect entry when a well-meaning stranger ran down the dock and commanded my wife, "Throw me a bow line."

She looked at me, I shook me head "no," and we proceeded to dock the way we've done it thousands of times.

I think I'd have been happy to use this fellow's help if he'd have asked, "Is there anything I can do?" But the moment he started barking commands, it became apparent that he wasn't aware how proper yacht operates.
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There's a certain point in tonnage where folks need to understand that you don't use a line to stop a boat, nor is it safe to fend the boat off. I once had a fellow on a long dock attempt to stop us a full boat-length before I intended to stop, and I nearly pulled the cleat out of the wood. Since then, crew are instructed never to throw lines until the boat is stopped unless I specifically request they do so. The point here is that I give the command, not the person on the dock.
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