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Old 10-19-2006, 07:29 PM
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im waiting for clay to chime in on this one, he lost a toe not too long ago
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:50 PM
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wow, how freaky is that?
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:52 PM
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Time to re-name the boat 'Eileen' Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:06 PM
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A guy at my marina was pulling up to the gas dock too fast and stuck his hand out to slow himself down. His thumb got caught between the rubrail and the dock and got sliced right off.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:11 PM
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bottom line, "never aproach a dock faster than you want to hit it" words to live by.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:31 PM
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how about... never use limbs as fenders.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:24 PM
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Then how do you fend off the other boats that are about to hit you at the dock or ramp. Did you think I use that pole to dock c'mon give me a break!
I usually run to the part of the boat that is about to make contact. There are times when those poles are worthless and it calls for a set of hands to catch/push off.
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Hope the lady has a speedy recovery.

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Time to re-name the boat 'Eileen' Sorry, I couldn't resist.
That is wrong.

Funny, but wrong.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:16 AM
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My wife and I grew up with 18' outboard boats. She would always use her foot or arm to catch the boat. Well as we moved up to 9000lb boats 35' long I would catch her trying to still use her foot to stop the boat. Old habits are hard to break. I finally had a concerned discussion with her how dangerous that is. It took a few more reminders to have a line in hand and get on the dock to tie up the boat. It is the captains responsiblity to make sure things like this foot accident do not happen.
I had just the opposite happen in Miami once on board a Hatteras yacht. My wife and I were guests aboard the 50' yacht. His wife proceeds to untie the lines and lets the boat float freely while he is warming the diesels. Since we are guests we were asked to sit and enjoy they know what they are doing. I noticed we were drifting into a larger yacht moored next to us. I ran to the stern and pushed as hard as I could againest the other boat to prevent a crunch. That was very, very difficult and I was very aware not to put myself between these two massive tanks. Once again the captain needs to pay attention.
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:45 PM
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im waiting for clay to chime in on this one, he lost a toe not too long ago
Yep, I lost a pinky toe because I did not respect the power of a slow moving 10,000 pound boat.

I don't miss the toe, but losing an entire foot would be horrible.
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