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Old 02-07-2023, 11:49 AM   #20
Scraping Paint
City: Stratford, CT
Vessel Name: Blue Moon
Vessel Model: Mainship Pilot 355
Join Date: Jan 2019
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Pretty simple rule I learned long ago is to never put any body part between the boat and the dock. As far as dock lines, you are usually tossing a line to an uninformed teen, so just don't toss a bow line if you don't expect them to use it. Once you have a spring or stern line in place you can do that. There are times when a strong crosswind can blow the bow off a pier, so it should really be up to the capt to prep the crew on the docking plan prior to arrival.
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