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Someone tied up my boat.

I was out working on the boat Tuesday and did not notice anything different. Left at about 1930, went back out at 1130 the next day and noticed that someone had tied up two semi spring lines off the back. The lines were there before, I have four lines in back, but I was only using two. the way the boat was tied off (one line on each quarter) it would not hit either pier or the seawall. I pull in bow first and just have a little four foot dock to one side to hop on the bow of the boat, so whoever had to hop onboard and walk back to the stern to tie these lines off. I looked for damage on the bow but saw no evidence that it was hitting the seawall and the weather was calm overnight. Its got me totally baffled. The only person that I know of that would/should be on the boat is my step dad, but, although I could be wrong, the saltyness of the knots tied did not look like something that would have come from him.
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Re: Someone tied up my boat.

You don't say if you're tied up in a marina (or other kind of pay to dock), but if so, it may have been someone who works there.
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Re: Someone tied up my boat.

Its just in a small boat yard that this old dude owns. As far as I know he is rarely there. Only seen him there twice this year and I am there most days. There are only about eight slips there along his property. Its on the clinton river so lots of boats cruising by. my neighbor in the powerboat next to me is there often. Its actually on the nextdoor property that fronts an apartment complex. there is a fence there though and he would have to walk several hundred feet to come around. Just trying to figure out wtf. I have not talked to my step dad at all but I would figure that he would have called if he did it.
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Re: Someone tied up my boat.

curious as to why. I assume something must have came loose, but cant imagine how.
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Re: Someone tied up my boat.

Maybe someone secured those two additional lines thinking they are doing you a favor, and not knowing how often you are on your boat they might have been thinking about bad weather. If the knots were salty it means that a salty guy tied them for you.
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Re: Someone tied up my boat.

I guess, but one can only walk along the front of the boats. the backs are 30' out on the water with only little 4 foot docks between boats. Plus mine is at the very end at the fence. even if you stand on the dock at the front of the boat you would not see the cleats where the lines tie off. Unless some one on a boat or dinghy noticed something wrong. My sailboat neighbor has not been out on his boat. I know because he has had a dead bird on his boat for three weeks now. Feathers pouring down the side, its almost a skeleton by now. I barely know the guy and did not want to board the boat or pick up a dead bird.
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Re: Someone tied up my boat.

here's the slip before the boat went in.

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Re: Someone tied up my boat.

theres a fence that divides the dock just to the left outside the pic.
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Re: Someone tied up my boat.

A wild guess is that your boat was moving more than you think. Perhaps it didn't hit but was VERY close.

I've had to retie a few boats when the owner was new and the boat was NOT secure in some state of wind or tide. For example, one I did not catch (the slip next to me, not something I dug up on the net):


Could be a busy body, but there could have been a good reason. Right now I have a new neighbor I'm going to need to speak with; one of his fenders--the one taking most of the load in a cross wind--is supported only by the dock power cable (Romex, not conduit), which is scaring me. He has pilings he could use to hold the boat off, but he is to new to figured that out, and I guess they are hard to reach.

I HATE mucking with someone's tie-up; personal property, liability and all that. I contact them or the marina office if possible. But is it better to watch a smash-up you could have prevented? I can't do that.
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Re: Someone tied up my boat.

I've added spring lines to a neighboring boat that was on a linear dock. They barely used the boat and would never tie it up correctly. In waves (just wakes from nearby boats) it would push forward until it was banging up on my solar panel or outboard engine.

Since they only used the boat a few times per year it was cheaper for me to use scrap lengths of line to add a spring to their boat then to let their boat damage mine.

If you want to see where your boat can move then push it around by the shrouds. Without springs of any sort it can probably move forwards and backwards by a couple of feet. Even on a dock with fingers this could mean that your boat was moving forward into the main dock and making it harder for people to get by.
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