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Old 08-02-2015, 13:18   #61
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I could easily hide out behind my dodger, but if I had my hose in the cockpit that would be very obvious. Perhaps I'll wait with a bucket full of water instead
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A joke it is not, and as a single female who has had issues with sItalkers yes ok I'm not comfortable confronting someone who is messing with my stuff on purpose. Doesn't mean I'm a coward or have no common sense. It means I've been in some frightening situations, and someone coming into my space and messing with my stuff is something I do not know how to address. Hence why I came here. Glad you are getting a good laugh.
I didn't realize you where female. It is some idiot. I would go to the cops. Also have a fire arm handy. Probably just so poor bastard with no tact with a woman.
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A joke it is not, and as a single female who has had issues with stalkers yes ok I'm not comfortable confronting someone who is messing with my stuff on purpose. Doesn't mean I'm a coward or have no common sense. It means I've been in some frightening situations, and someone coming into my space and messing with my stuff is something I do not know how to address. Hence why I came here. Glad you are getting a good laugh.
I understand your concern, but an inquiry does not need to be confrontational.

Hello, Do you think I should be tied differently?
Good morning, Are you making an adjustment for me?
...... Thanks, but I'm concerned with my ability to safely step to the finger pier.

The person is already there. It might be best to have a polite contact and, for sure, make an inquiry with the marina staff which should also be an inquiry and not confrontational.

By all means, others at the marina and especially the marina staff should be informed that this person is making these unwanted adjustments and you a concerned about his motives.
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Definitely bring the issue to the harbor masters attention if it makes you uncomfortable then the marina staff need to address it now not later
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WELL.....WHO OR WHAT WAS IT? NO FOLLOW UP EXPLANATION
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I could easily hide out behind my dodger, but if I had my hose in the cockpit that would be very obvious. Perhaps I'll wait with a bucket full of water instead
So you wouldn't just go ask the person when you see the shadow, but you'll throw a bucket of water on him/her
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WELL.....WHO OR WHAT WAS IT? NO FOLLOW UP EXPLANATION
The last word from the OP was within the hour. Don't expect that some resolution is not forthcoming.

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The last word from the OP was within the hour. Don't expect that some resolution is not forthcoming.

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Thank you for this, Hudson Force. It's raining today so I doubt I'll see the mystery man. It seems to be during the week, between 4-5 pm. Tomorrow I will be patiently waiting.
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What is the tide like in your location? Maybe it just happens to be that the tide is going down and pulling at your cleats so the guys is doing you a favor.
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While there is probably no law against meddling with your lines, there probably aren't any laws saying you can't rob a bank or kill a person ... but both are most certainly illegal.

Regardless, I'm sure there are laws that would apply to someone maliciously re-adjusting your lines.

Your best bet is to ask around, for I'm certain someone like this is telling others ... these kind want the benefit of others knowing.

The fact that this person is not knocking on your boat, tells me he/she is not doing this as his/her interpretation of a favor to you to more correctly adjust your lines to allow the stern(?) to travel away from the dock.
Ok listen, there are no laws against touching his lines. Not in the USA and your post made no sense at all. You say there are no laws against NOT robbing a bank or killing someone but its certainly illegal? On what planet is it illegal to NOT rob or kill?.
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I do believe and I'm not a lawyer but I do believe the act of messing with you via adjusting your lines without any form of convent would most likely come under the heading of malicious mischief which is a misdomener here in Washington
No. That statute includes ACTUAL monetary damage to your property.
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What is the tide like in your location? Maybe it just happens to be that the tide is going down and pulling at your cleats so the guys is doing you a favor.
I appreciate that everyone is giving this guy the benefit of the doubt, but even if the tides were an issue (they're not), I see no reason why someone would adjust my dock lines consistently when I am living aboard. I like my neighbors, and I know they like me, but nobody likes me THAT much to pay attention to the tides and say "oh, should release Sassy's stern dock line, don't want her boat to... stay comfortably at the dock..."
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In that case, I vote for Hannibal Lecter.
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Ok listen, there are no laws against touching his lines. Not in the USA and your post made no sense at all. You say there are no laws against NOT robbing a bank or killing someone but its certainly illegal? On what planet is it illegal to NOT rob or kill?.
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Definitely tell the harbor master. They may know of of someone with 'problem' behaviors, and can fix it it immediately. They will be on the lookout with you, and as an authorized third party, can take measures you can't. A web cam gives you a view without having to confront anyone, and proof for the harbor master.

I've had the guards that patrol the dock readjust my lines to center the boat in the slip, as they were worried about my fenders leaving dirty marks on the hull. Thoughtful, but made it too far to easily step on and off.

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I think Dave hit it. Some do gooder sees your stern close to the dock not knowing you want it that way, and recenters it for you.
Probably OCD with a symmetry fixation.
He probably doesn't know you're a liveaboard; probably doesn't even know you're onboard. In most of the marinas I've been in, the do gooders outnumber wackos. People do nice things for lots of reasons. Think of the glass half full (i.e. young, handsome, smart, rich, available)
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