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post #11 of 23 Old 06-18-2007
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The old saying goes. "If ya ain't bored when docking, you're going too fast".
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We used to have to teach the newbies on the schooner not to fend off with their bodies. At a 100 tons we weren't sure the dock would stop us when all hell was braking loose.
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I don't imagine much is gonna stop a hundred tons.
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As I tell my crew!! Never jump from the boat to the dock. I will bring the boat close enough for you to step off. Never jump! Period!

And as you can see from the first post on this thread the reason why.
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G'day fellas.

Glad to hear that YOU ALL take care when docking.
What happened to Simon last sunday made me realize that pain and suffering is always close by.

He will be out of action for a few months at least.
Made me feel a little sick when I saw him there but I think from the number of members that witnessed it, a little more safety is about to come into the club from now on.

Up until then it had been a beautiful day.

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You want to know something funny???

EVERYONE jumps...but then you get a post like yours, and suddenly everyone says..ohhh not me...not me....

EVERYONE jumps. Its stronger than man....
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It depends... jumping off my boat onto a floating dock isn't a problem... they're not too different in height... Jumping off of some of the bigger monohulls, where the height difference is more noticeable can be a serious problem.

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Our slip requires a ladder to go from the boat to the slip.
No jumping. We have to grab our dock lines with our boat pole.

When approaching a transient mooring, you never know what you might find.

A mistake we make is that the person with the dock lines is standing either too far forward or too far aft. I keep telling them to stand amidship. I can get the fat part of the boat close and you step off.

I too have gotten close and we start to drift off. I yell, "quick, jump.!"
Opps my bad.

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everyone jumps, everyone...or jumped...and if they say they don't...they're not telling the truth...
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Or swung from a rope on the yard on a tall ship.

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Where am I, and where's my paddle?
It's not impossible, it just costs more.
Give me ambiguity, or give me something else.
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