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Re: Boarding and rafting to stranger's boats.
Well.....You'd lose that bet. As was pointed out by another member, the dock forbids rafting. Here is an quote from our local sailing rag as to why:
"Grant points out that the surge from ferries and commercial traffic is clearly the common-sense reasoning behind the dock's 'no rafting' rule, and suggests doubling up on docklines and adding spring lines, no matter how long you plan to stay. The 180-ft dock, open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., has a three-hour limit and can accommodate boats up to 40 feet."
(Red highlight added by me)
So this discussion is all a moot point then. The rules of the dock forbid rafting. The other guy should have known that, and by saying he does it all the time, he is either grossly blind, or a scofflaw.