SailNet Community - View Single Post - Boarding and rafting to stranger's boats.
View Single Post
  #55  
Old 10-17-2012
casey1999's Avatar
casey1999 casey1999 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 3,030
Thanks: 11
Thanked 32 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 5
casey1999 is on a distinguished road
Re: Boarding and rafting to stranger's boats.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottUK View Post
Don't know why you would take it personally. I just didn't understand why it was part of the narrative so I made a joke.
Seems your side of the pond has all the same arguments about rafting:
Mooring buoy and rafting up etiquette - Yachting and Boating World Forums

Aw, that was a joke, sorry I misunderstood.

This is thread #41 from above link- so damage does happen:

"We were once in a raft of 14 boats in Dunmore East in very windy conditions. The wind was blowing from almost directly ahead. We were about 7 out and had shore lines but not too many others did. After about a day the inside boat, probably about a 34 footer, moved outside because he was suffering major crushing damage.

I still have a composite photograph of the raft ahead of us. It was also 13 or 14 deep, but the outside boat was an enormous Austrian-flagged aluminium catamaran. It was probably twice the length of some of the inner boats."

Last edited by casey1999; 10-17-2012 at 10:11 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook