Originally Posted by Coconut711
Hello everyone ~ I would like to thank everyone here who took the time to help me with your responses. I appreciate all the good information. I have decided that I will not go out on a mooring
and will take the conveniences of a Marina. I am 56 years of age and had some pretty serious injuries in my life. So, after reviewing all the replies and allowing it all to soak in I know this will be the best choice for me. You all are great. Thank you and enjoy your life on the water! Regards Mike
Just a warning, don't underestimate the injuries you can get from stepping back and forth from a boat to a dock
, and slipping. This is particularly true for liveaboards, as you do it so often you take it for granted and get lax. It's mostly an issue on fixed docks vs. floating, as you're often stepping down, or up, and frequently out. It's not going in the water
that's an issue, it's hitting something on the way down on the gunwale or dock
, like your head
or jaw. Always pay attention when stepping aboard, and be deliberate and careful about it.
Not trying to scare you off, just pointing out that those things that you get lax about, particularly on a boat, and come back and bite you harder than you think.