Thread: Rafting up ??
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:35 PM   #13
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RE: Rafting up ??

Happy to raft one or other two boats.

I always anchor first and have the other(s) each side. They are usually smaller boats than Pioneer and we have the heavy-duty ground tackle. We only raft in perfectly calm conditions.

The only problem arises in the morning when*someone (usually us) wants to head out early for some fishing and the others are still in their bunks!

In my younger days we would often raft 5 or 6 boats (mostly yachts) together and even motor, in unison, to a new anchorage. Great fun when only the two outer vessels control the direction. You need good fenders or cheap boats to do this though...

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