Originally Posted by Ninefingers
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.
Not moot at all. I didn't know rafting was forbidden at the subject dock when I posted the OP. In addition, the thread has pointed out that what I considered taboo (rafting/boarding without consent), is customary in some areas and is considered OK by many, regardless of regulations/conditions. I'll plan accordingly in the future. As usual, I have benefited from the thread.