theory vs experience......
theory--in big winds your nylon lines will heat and melt inside...
fact--in 215 steady wind
with 250 gusts--in MILES per hour, NONE of my docklines exhibited melting heating
or destruction . fact vs fiction. i only used 10 lines. might should have used 12. hahahahahahaha
none of my lines broke--one boat
had 2 lines break twice--were retied by a dock
neighbor crazed enough to remain on board. lovely people. there were 5 occupied boats during our event. 2 boat
suffered damages and only one tried to breakaway..his lines were strings, only 1/4 inch. not doubled. donot do that. jerking and tugging of a 34 hunter
WILL snap a 1/4 inch yacht braid easily.
theory--tightly tied to dock
is best. experience observed those lines break first.
so...as most of the yachties who learn sailing in dinghies tie their boats tight to a dock, they believe more in theory than experience.
if there are no numbers to back the claims, the claims donot exist.
that is ignorance at its most fun to watch, as long as the breakaway does not impact mine, all is well and entertainment happens, once situation is stabilized.
i do enjoy watching the new crop of know it all cruisers as they stumble thru their new misadventures. we all learn by experience and theory usually goes out the window in a stress filled situation.
the unfortunate disasters occur when the theorist refuses to believe in experience and finds failure.