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Re: Collision: Bad News and Good News
My old slip was kind of tight and I was constantly afraid I'd be "that guy" that smacked and damaged a boat across the fairway if I made a slight mistake or the wind got a hold of us. It took a lot of enjoyment out of my boat time since we were never sure how a docking was going to go. We actually did once contact the anchor/bowroller of the powerboat across the way, but did no damage to either boat thankfully.
After 2 seasons I changed marina's to one that while subject to more cross wind, has wide open approaches so, bailing out if things start to unravel is much easier.
Just confessing that sometimes sailboats do hit powerboats.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36