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Old 21-10-2014, 04:41   #1
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No Spring Lines?

I was walking along the pier to my boat this past Sunday morning and heard quite a racket going near my boat. It was pretty windy morning (25-30 knots?) As soon as I looked down I could see my neighbors outboard engine smashing into the pile and bracing. I had a bad experience some years ago trying to help a unoccupied boat and unappreciative owner........... and I said "never again".

I knew something was going to give sooner than later, so I climbed aboard to check/adjust the lines to keep the boat off the pier. I noticed right away that the boat had no spring lines attached. I ended up shortening the bow lines a couple feet temporarily to keep the engine off the pier.

I went over to the marina office to let them know what happened and they pull up a contact number that was outdated. The guy who had that slip has been gone a couple of years and is up in Boston with his boat. I am going by again this morning to add a spring line if nobody has done anything. I hope the owner doesn't think I am being nosy, but I'd hate to see a engine and transom bracket get wasted.
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Re: No Spring Lines?

Mate, no springers?? geeze, lucky the transom hasnt smashed off!!
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Old 21-10-2014, 04:54   #3
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Re: No Spring Lines?

This time they'll probably be angry with you for not helping.
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