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post #13 of Old 08-27-2013
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Re: The Perils of Rafting On

Originally Posted by misfits View Post
I totally agree with that. It makes no sense to set additional anchors. It only complicates things when it starts to come unglued.

I would think rafting up in a sailboat would be dangerous & only helps support the folks that make their living in the rigging business.
Yeah, once you've seen shrouds tangled you'll never do it again.

I've seen it happen on flat calm days when it was "safe" to do it, no weather expected or coming.

It's all good until the guy with the new speedboat who doesn't exactly know how to trim it onto a plane, comes flying by pushing a ridiculous wake. By the time anyone realizes what is about to happen, it's way too late for any quick release. Even if the rigs are not lined up, the boat's different reactions and yawing to the wake is often enough to spell disaster for your rig.

It's not worth it, just row on over!

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