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Maybe you could color code the sketch? I think an emphasis on the spring lines and rigging would be important.
I would also like to hear more comments on etiquette?
Thanks Chef... done...
Our take on raft etiquette... generally we don't cross through a cockpit without an invitation to do so. And like any good neighbour anywhere you should be mindful of your music and noise level, esp with cockpit speakers. Should you need to leave the raft, be sure that doing so will not compromise its integrity, and if so be sure there are others around to reconnect the remaining boats once you've slipped out. Also, as you're building the raft be mindful of your neighbour's preferences about spring line tie up points and fender location.
Finally, make sure your tender (esp hard dinghies and kayaks) can't drift about on long painters and tap-tap on a neighbouring boat in the middle of the night.
Daniel - our posts crossed - good points! (though we're generally loathe to trust a raft to a single anchor!)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Last edited by Faster; 12-20-2009 at 07:38 PM.