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Old 24-05-2014, 11:28   #16
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Re: Dangerous way to tie up a boat

OMG, Let's start a movement for new legislation to prevent this rope tie up blasphemy. While were at it let us demand all basic boat handling technics and specifically knot tying are taught in our schools. People who believe it is OK to tie a boat up this way should be sent to re education camps , This type of behavior should not must not go on un checked,
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Old 24-05-2014, 12:15   #17
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Its amazing to me how many boat owners don't know how to look where their going on Pontoons.. no wonders so many corpse's are found floating in marinas..
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Re: Dangerous way to tie up a boat

That really looks deliberate. No one at a yard would do that accidentally. What would be the purpose? Black line at night across a dock is a snare.

The proper name for what you tie to a cleat is "cleat hitch."

Yes, for internment and reeducation camps and you need to get them away from their parents while they are young.
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Old 24-05-2014, 12:36   #19
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Maybe they felt you haven't paid fast enough. With you gone, maybe they figure they can sell your boat and make a mint .
yeah, but like everything i get fixed up, it is not worth the sum of the money i put into it.
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Much ado about nothing.

Step over it, (literally) and move on.

If you can't deal with this, you need to sell your boat.
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Old 24-05-2014, 17:29   #21
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yeah, but like everything i get fixed up, it is not worth the sum of the money i put into it.
Ah ... one of the Laws of Boat ownership. Ranks right up there with the other Laws of Thermodynamics:

"For every boat action there is an equal and opposite reaction on the boat owner's wallet."
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Its amazing to me how many boat owners don't know how to look where their going on Pontoons.. no wonders so many corpse's are found floating in marinas..
With their fly open! Cheers, Phil
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OMG, Let's start a movement for new legislation to prevent this rope tie up blasphemy. While were at it let us demand all basic boat handling technics and specifically knot tying are taught in our schools. People who believe it is OK to tie a boat up this way should be sent to re education camps , This type of behavior should not must not go on un checked,
I'll sign that petition. Can we add something about bare shirted porksters? And halyard clangers? Might have to expand the re-education camps.
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My farts are more potentially fatal.
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That must be comforting in a kayak ....Tandem anyone? )
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If they tie their bitter end to my line, they deserve to lose it, eventually they won't have enough line to do that.
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Much ado about nothing.



Step over it, (literally) and move on.



If you can't deal with this, you need to sell your boat.

I doubt anyone on this forum couldn't deal with it. It was an interesting photo for your viewing pleasure, but thanks for your deep insight to the situation.
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The last time I saw a line tied like that, I didn't bother taking a photo, much less posting it, much less writing about it.

And the thought of going out (let alone back) to take a photo would have made a good punchline.
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I doubt anyone on this forum couldn't deal with it. It was an interesting photo for your viewing pleasure, but thanks for your deep insight to the situation.
Actually while many here think you're silly posting it, I'm on your side. He says if you can't deal with it you should sell your boat. Well, there are others who may be walking by there. When you see a potential hazard, still best to get it corrected. Plus someone might even learn something. Think of how you'll feel if you ignore it and then someone comes by not paying attention and gets badly hurt.
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The last time I saw a line tied like that, I didn't bother taking a photo, much less posting it, much less writing about it.
actually it was my first day with a smartphone, after grudgingly giving up my much-loved, ancient flip phone. i was going a bit overboard taking photos with the incredible built-in camera. i even used it to take a shot of how, after complaining about not double clamping a new hose connection that they put on my seacock intake line going to the head, they put a second clamp about an inch past where it would actually bite any bronze.

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And the thought of going out (let alone back) to take a photo would have made a good punchline.
taking a photo was trivial after i stepped over the line. there was no going out and back from anywhere. this kind of situation must be so commonplace wherever you dock, that it is not worthy of mention, but for many of us, it was interesting to see. your mileage may vary.
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