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post #14 of Old 10-06-2009
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Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
Stuff does happen, even when all precautions are taken, it is possible.
Like I said, the storms that passed through our area last week have been well reported. Our marina is just inside the main channel that leads to the lake. From my slip to the lake is probably about a 1/4 mile. The channel is open to the West, we had 15 foot seas rolling right down the main channel and all that energy was dispersed in the little lake.
The marina staff was walking the docks for two days straight.
My boat was tied with 12 lines in 14 different places.
When I drove up to check on things, the boat was just barley staying off the dock and the center pilling, we were lucky. I snugged things up and said a prayer to St. Elmo.
Lines stretch, and fray.
Lots of dock lines snapped, it does happen.
The point being, on a can, there is nothing to hit in extreme conditions.

Wow, that sounds like a monster storm.

Maybe nothing for you to hit, but if the mooring fails or some else fails and runs into you....

Still probably pretty rare.

I like the convenience of a dock. I'm not even sure if there are any moorings on our lake.

Peter Powers
1979 TR/FK #1390
Bayview Marina,
Lake Ray Hubbard
Dallas, TX

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