Great wayward Dinghy scoops.
Just to add a little insurance
, underway or moored, we use a proper cleat hitch to
a stern quarter deck
cleat, and then back that up, with securing the bitter end
of the dink painter with a bowline to a bight to the stern pulpit.
Actually, it appears we have been lucking out, as we have not had a proper cleat
hitch slip. However, we will continue to back the cleat hitch up with the bowline to
the stern pulpit.
Escape dink tales. Only two.
trip, we had left Anegada
, on our way to Marina Cay Maybe a half mile off
Marina Cay, a bit south of Scrub Island we spot a dink adrift on our bow.
I look off to our south, and see a sailing vessel, making good knts, and sailing well.
Ahaa, must be his dink . We sure are not going to be able to retrieve his dink and chase him down. But, we since he just left marina cay, he would probably
contact them, and we would have turned the dink over to the dock
I roll in the roller snarler, and get ready to lower the main, as we approach
the adrift dinghy.
Looking back toward his boat, we has come about, and is full speed, under full sail, with a bone in his teeth, heading back to get his dink. Probably thinks that we are going to abscond with it.
we just sail on past, and continue into Marina Cay. Another case of a freedom
loving dink trying to make the great escape.
the only other escape dink story, is from back in Cat Harbor , Catalina Island
Happily moored, friends dinked over to join us for boat drinks. Hubby and wife.
They climb aboard , the wife ties off the dink painter . They join us in happy hour.
A few minutes later, the guys wife says " i dont do too well at tying knots . "
We all look up and the dink is blown bye bye, at a good rate of drift as the harbor has
tall hills on each side that makes for a great venturi and stronger winds.
The hubby says, " I was on the swim team in college ! " and leaps off the stern
rapidly swimming for the dink. He makes the rescue
, and motors back, secures
the dink with a proper cleat, and I added on the bowline, and handed him a
fresh boat drink. All was well.
The other dink stories are mostly motley dastardly outboard motor
mantra, which all of you are well familiar with in your own experiences.