Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
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Re: Boarding and rafting to stranger's boats.
I wont' say I've never seen rafting around here. I have. However, I can't believe it would be done without permission. There are some marinas that will raft you, but tell you so. I would be upset to find anyone on my boat without permission.
While different, climbing through other dinghies to get to the dock is extremely common.
It does happen in my area of LIS.
The Wed. night racers approach you at 5 knots with one ugly fender dangling then unload their coolers and crew over your boat. At first is sorta bugged me, but now I just smile and lend them a hand.
Maybe it's just the uptight New Englander in us that makes us prone to freaking out over someone else touching our stuff