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Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by jpl2407, Apr 9, 2014.
Rather him than me
I got two takeaways from watching that video....
1. Don't approach anything faster than you're willing to hit it
2. Neutral is your friend
That skipper did a great job of slowly aligning his boat with the space he had to put it in, then slowly backed it in.
How do they keep those boats from banging into each other at the bow with just stern lines? Are they all bow and amidships "rafted" together?
Great job. Time for the thruster argument to ensue!!!!
Wouldn't it be funny if the owner came out and said, "Great.....now how do you intend to get the dink off the platform??!?!?"
When we were in Aruba this is how some boats docked. THey actually dropped anchor and then backed down to the wall. Not sure if that is the case here. Other boats seem to far apart in that video for them to be rafted IMO.
Like a glove!
Pilings are my friends....
Hei, this is the way we moor in the Mediterranean! ...very few marinas have side pier and boat are literally squeezed together with only the fenders protecting your hull from being scratched by your neighbor's boat. In my marina is even worse where there are some slips with side pier, but it is not floating and boats going up and down with the tide keep scratching... terrible design!
When the wind is blowing from the side all boats are lining one over the other... I hate it!
Usually anchors are not used. There a line connected to a big weight on the bottom (mooring post?) that we tie to the bow cleats... result? every time you moor your hand will be completely soiled by the bottom mud and slime!
No wind....no current...no problem. Add all three and one Bravo I sterndrive and call me in the morning if you need lessons, Mike.
I imagine the fiberglass guys are kept pretty busy in Marinas like that one.
Man that takes skill. That's about as tight as it gets!
Boy, that Axius is something eh? : - )
Not really. When I lived in Italy, I was in awe every time I saw a boat Med Moor. You would think they were parking a Fiat! Of course, Italians, being Italian, everything takes "grandi palle" to do it......well.......Italian! From what I saw in Italy, a lot of docking is like a serving a great Italian meal......presentation is everything!
My my apologies to Pietro if I misses the mark or the translation. :grin:
Wow Pietro, how do you do that single handed? It seems if you're squeezing between boats you need someone at the controls and at least one person on each side to push the boats apart and make sure the fenders stay in place. Us lake-boaters have got it GOOD!
:grin::grin::grin: "Grandi Palle" "big bollocks" is just perfect to describe skill you need!!!
...and yes, doing it solo is almost impossible and that's why every marina has attendants on the piers and on ribs you can ask assistance to.
Insane......but very cool. Better him than me, that's for sure.
If you talk so negative about the design and I'm sure most others do too, why don't they change the design to pilings/finger piers with floating docks? It sounds like its a major project to take the boat in and out of the marina.
I charted a (sail!)boat in Greece and we sailed out to Mykonos via some of the smaller, lesser travelled islands. The dockage along the sea walls are all "euro style"… drop the hook and back in. Some more experienced (and local) people will just cram the boat in there and split the raft. Try this maneuver with an unfamiliar boat, an inexperienced crew and where everyone else in the equation speaks Greek. Seriously.
It's not that hard once you get used to it.
Good question! many complain, but nothing happens. Changing the design would mean loosing a lot of slips because they would be larger, so it's almost impossible that old marinas will ever change.
Most of the new one have been built as they should with side pier or pilings though.
There is one think you do not know or do not imagine about my country, it's not very keen on new things or changes...we just keep saying "that's the way we always did.." and that's the reason why we have such a bad productivity rate in our industries. Italians don't use new technologies as they become available, we need centuries to change...
Sometimes it works and sometimes .... well....
OUCH!! Felt that!!