So here is a story....
We got a new dock
neighbor with a 23' fishing
boat that probably costs as much as our 38' cruising sailboat. I complimented the new neighbor on his new purchase
and he was quick to reply that he had a 60'er down the dock
I noticed him and his buddy pulling out in the morning, he literally threw his dog on the boat. A few hours later I was enjoying lunch in our cabin
when I heard the new neighbor coming back to the dock. Forward engines, reverse engines and "then that is a sailboat over der". Loud Crunch as fiberglass
meets power boat
stern. The new neighbor's fishing
boat hit the sailboat that is in an adjacent slip.
I pop out of the cabin
and ask if they need assistance. The dock neighbor's friend who has assumed command threw me a dock line and then another dock line. I tie him up without a thanks and go below to resume my lunch.
After a few short minutes there is a knock on the hull
... I am Andy the "captain" says I own blah blah blah, don't worry about it I will have my guys buff it out. I said "it's not my boat and if it were me I would not touch it...".
Me being a good neighbor I would like to call the guy that owns the sailboat and explain the circumstances. However the last time I spoke with him he said that he would "be away for the holidays".
How many people leave an emergency
contact number on their boats when they are away?