Docking paranoia. (yes they ARE watching) - Page 10 - SailNet Community
Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #91 of 93 Old 11-08-2007
Helms ALee!
 
tenuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
Posts: 1,245
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Well, your boat doesn't look like a derelict, so it doesn't qualify. But man, what you talkin about with your driving, or wasn't that a piling we almost hit last time I was out with you?!?

oncall unforunately, last time forever supposedly. grrrrr. I got some guy on ride along so maybe I'll throw him into the fire sunday. hahah.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
member
tenuki is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #92 of 93 Old 11-08-2007
Senior Member
 
blt2ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,884
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 12
   
There are a couple of Erckson and islanders that have not moved on my dock since I moved there 2 yrs ago, maybe put an outboard on the end erickson that has a place for it, and have some fun!?!?!?!?!?!?!

She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #93 of 93 Old 11-09-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
only in reverse

when i had just recently purchase an old grampian 23 i took my sister and brother in law out to show them the wonders of sailing. there really was virtually no wind but i figured even a short motor sail would be fun. about 100 yards from the slip the 20 year old outboard developed transmission problems and we could no longer motor. we essentially started drifting aimlessly and tried nearly everything to catch a little breath of air to return with only to keep drifting into deader air. i finally realized that the motor would operate in reverse and ended up motoring in reverse approximately a quarter of a mile. we passed all the local boaters and walkers along the shore line including kids standing on a crabbing dock. everyone watched but nobody helped - nobody really laughed outloud either. i couldn't even get the kids to toss me a chicken neck. but we did make it back and it showed me that even though it was the first time that i could back into the slip.
jimmd is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When Docking, Easy Does It Bruce Caldwell Seamanship Articles 0 08-16-2004 08:00 PM
When Docking, Easy Does It Bruce Caldwell Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 08-16-2004 08:00 PM
Docking with Grace and Skill Michelle Potter Learning to Sail Articles 0 06-24-2003 08:00 PM
Docking with Grace and Skill Michelle Potter Seamanship Articles 0 06-24-2003 08:00 PM
Docking with Grace and Skill Michelle Potter Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 06-24-2003 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome