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Old 07-04-2006, 11:26 AM
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I Would Rather Have Someone Tie Mine Off Or Move It Because What I Tied Was Probably Wrong Anyway....i Just Need To Get Inside To Have A Drink
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:34 AM
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If it was a "nice offshore" boat up in the LBC or Los Al Harbor, be careful! I have seen some brothers up there with ears full of ice that adore their fast Fountains. These guys impose gangsta-style ora and would not think twice about roughing you up for touching their boat.

You never know who is watching your actions, even with good intentions could be misconstrued as a violation.
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This wouldn't fly with me I dont wont ANYBODY moving my boat unless I'm there.You wouldn't go in somebodys car and move it if you couldn't get into a parking spot would you.
I wouldnt think twice about moving your boat if there was plenty of room to do it.
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Default Re: Etiquette at the Docks . . . .

Yeah, I got into the space OK, but honest to God there was 2" fore, and 2" aft. I had my heaviest crew member sit with me on the gunwhale while I tied off my midship cleat, so when we stood up the line snugged like a banjo string.

Actually all I did was spring his midship line aft, like a spring line. Didn't touch his bow or stern line. It gave me about a foot of clearance.
If it was an immaculate 46 Skater or OL with matching fenders and docklines, I wouldn't have touched it, cause those are often the wicked anal types. But then again, that kinda guy is watching his boat so hard his eyeballs dry out.
I guess if you do it, you ARE chancing a "Type-A" confrontation.

I don't want anybody dickin around with my docklines - but I'm not gonna run down the float and pitch a fit. . . . I'll go help, if only to make sure it's done right.
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But then again, that kinda guy is watching his boat so hard his eyeballs dry out.
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Choosing to move someone's docklines is "like a box of chocolates" . . . .


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Default Re: Etiquette at the Docks . . . .

Very simple.

Don't touch my boat and I won't touch yours. If there is not enough room at the dock, don't even think about moving my boat to get yours in.

Very simple.
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I wouldnt think twice about moving your boat if there was plenty of room to do it.
You better think about more then twice before you go moving my boat!
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Old 07-04-2006, 08:22 PM
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Can see both sides which made me think of this:

Would you move a Fat Boy in front of a restaurant to get your bike in?

How about a Porsche if you could put in neutral and move for the owner so you could park nearby?

Why would you mess with something that is potentially worth more than both a bike and car combined?

I would hope the owner would assist you in getting to the dock but I wouldn't screw with a guys boat unless it is a poker run situation where every inch makes a difference and everyone is there together for the event.
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