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Old 16-07-2012, 16:29   #31
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Hilarious. You are joking right?

Or has this really happened...

"look honey, a mooring ball"
Very, very common, all the charter boats require to hire are a current VISA or MASTERCARD
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Old 16-07-2012, 16:31   #32
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Happened to me in McCovey cove during a Giants game. A guy in a Bayliner picked up my anchor buoy and was tying up to it before I chased him off.

Haven't used an anchor buoy ever since.
Happened twice to us in a week, our bouy (extending) is safely stored, actually its quite funny as he pulled it up the coiled internal line kept paying out...... Funny as!
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Old 16-07-2012, 16:32   #33
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Perhaps I should sprinkle a few about, secured to 20 pound rocks, and then take video.
You'd win a holiday on FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO that's for sure!!!!
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Old 16-07-2012, 18:23   #34
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Re: Why do sailors?

I believe the reason it resonates as a serious faux pas with sailors is because sailing, generally speaking, requires more skills than power boating. There are procedures involved with getting underway and approaching a berth under sail. These step by step actions mean the skipper that leaves the fenders hanging missed a step.

In my opinion, shipping fenders is best done right away and stowage should be handy. All you do is flip them inboard of the lifelines on deck. If you need one unexpectedly it will likely be sooner rather than later. Once underway it is easy to take them in and stow for the next deployment.

Stinkpotters on the other hand...well we are all part of a big club right? Red headed step children for the most part but every now and then...
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Old 16-07-2012, 18:43   #35
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Re: Why do sailors?

Deploying as approaching the marina:



(Showing one of eight fenders used.)

Undeployed fenders hide behind the bulwark.



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Old 16-07-2012, 19:10   #36
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Re: Why do sailors?

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Hey, that's my boat. It was a great day sailing. I remember the day vividly. What's wrong with my fenders?

Has anyone on here ever posted a photo and had the owner of the vessel in question see it online and comment?
Unfortunately not the only complaint....

Reefing question - new sailor post#15

If it is you, you do need to lift your game a tad, your letting the side down.....

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Old 16-07-2012, 19:45   #37
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Re: Why do sailors?

Nobody leaves fenders over the side. The people who leave them over the side call them bumpers.
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Re: Why do sailors?

I never pay any attention to fenders- heck I left them out yesterday as I cruised the bay with my grandson. Didn't want to leave a 3 year old in charge while I went up and put them in. No, what gets me real excited is lines trailing (in the water) from the bow. Big, thick docking lines...They are one key turn away from disaster.
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Old 17-07-2012, 11:12   #39
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Sorta like walking around with your pants falling off and your underwear showing!
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I use 'em everywhere!
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Re: Why do sailors?

they be marina racing stripes, guys.....even mega yachts use em here....

seaduction--ye need them in coronado so folks dont hit ye in the parking lots...
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because they're suffering old timers disease ???????
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Re: Why do sailors?

Because it stops people taking photo's.





Usually, but there are some really perverse people about.
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