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Old 23-05-2014, 08:08   #1
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Dangerous way to tie up a boat

i just went out to check on my boat after they finally finished the winter maintenance, and walking around my boat on the finger slip at night, i almost busted my ass. The yard tied up a boat next to mine with a line that traversed the dock, and created an extreme tripping hazard. I left it for daylight to get a photo, then addressed it.
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Old 23-05-2014, 08:10   #2
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Someone definitely doesn't know what they're doing and need to be educated. A trick like that could have lethal consequences!
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I expected that a yard that I spent nearly $20,000 in this winter wouldn't try to kill me before I paid the bill.
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I expected that a yard that I spent nearly $20,000 in this winter wouldn't try to kill me before I paid the bill.
They might get a lot more if they "arranged" it right.
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Im guessing newbie who thinks the more wraps the better. You all know those guests that wrap a cleat like it is a ball of yarn. We've all had them, usually its easier to just do it yourself rather then try to teach them. Hope you can find the new guy and educate him before its too late.
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[QUOTE=ontherocks83;1548299]Im guessing newbie who thinks the more wraps the better. You all know those guests that wrap a cleat like it is a ball of yarn.

In the beginning I did that [just to be sure] and came back to find the bow line come off. Somebody explained the last dozen knots loosened the inner dozen.
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I expected that a yard that I spent nearly $20,000 in this winter wouldn't try to kill me before I paid the bill.
Maybe they felt you haven't paid fast enough. With you gone, maybe they figure they can sell your boat and make a mint .
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Re: Dangerous way to tie up a boat

Didn't you have a flashlight?
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Its an anti-theft tactic.. thieves busy looking around don't see it and trip and break their necks...
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Re: Dangerous way to tie up a boat

I've seen yachts in the San Juans that used the "extra" cleats on finger piers to get better angles before storm, when they had the pier to themselves.
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Seriously, what the hell were these guys thinking??
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Seriously, what the hell were these guys thinking??
"hahaha this is gonna be funny!"
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Seriously, what the hell were these guys thinking??
They weren't. That simple. Any dockmaster should train people not to do that and to look out for boaters who do, but still it happens. Same thing with boxes left in the way or carts or any number of other potentially hazardous situations.
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Its an anti-theft tactic.. thieves busy looking around don't see it and trip and break their necks...

See I was thinking maybe someone's wife found out that's where her husband was bringing his mistress and she was trying to get back at him
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It is amazing to me how many folks who have been around boats for years don't know how to tie a cleat knot.
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