Bad be­hav­iour in mari­nas

Yachting Monthly - - EXPERT ON BOARD -

On the face of things you’d imag­ine there isn’t a lot you can do here to up­set any­one else, but one or two ar­eas are prime tar­gets for se­ri­ous ag­gra­va­tion. do you do? Pull it? Make it fast? Loop it round like a Dutchman? You can’t be ex­pected to know. Re­cently, I’ve started ask­ing, ‘What would you like me to do with it?’ If the boat is or­gan­ised, you’ll be told. If the an­swer is a be­mused ex­pres­sion, it’ll be down to your ini­tia­tive. Check the deck. Is the line se­cured? If so, the kind­est thing is to take up all slack then se­cure the bight. If it’s not se­cured on board, there’s no point in pulling. Your only op­tion now is stand by to fend off.

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