Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: western Maine
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Re: Boarding and rafting to stranger's boats.
This is something that I have always been uncertain of - rafting etiquette seems to vary immensely depending on county and region. I'm interested in people's opinions.
I have no experience with rafting up. But last weekend we paddled out to our boat on a mooring and it was gone!!
We paddled anxiously all around and gave up and headed back, only to spot our boat near the shore on a mooring.
When I grew up we never considered messing with anyone's boat not in danger, it just wasn't done for any reason.
Someone actually moved our sailboat to a different mooring. I had her well secured to the mooring line, plus a second heavy line that went around the mast and to the mooring as a slack back up. Whoever moved it just left that line loose, and casually tied up the main line.
I agree that if I'd been there when that happened I would likely have been unpleasant!