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Old 09-25-2012, 12:31 PM
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What a pain in the a$$! I knew it was only a short matter of time until the POS Bayliner docked next to my boat hit the bottom. Today it did. The problem is that we are tied to the same floating finger peer between the boats. I haven't heard whether it popped it's lines or pulled the cleats. I'm just glad it didn't hold my boat down with it when the tide came in. My lines are rated heavy enough to most likely hold my boat down. Now I am 3.5 hours away and they are getting ready to start the salvage operation. Their isn't a lot of room to work at all. Maybe 50 feet of navigable water at 3/4 tide behind the slip. I'm having to get somebody to relocate my boat so it doesn't get damaged during all of this. I thought I would share so others think about the consequences of docking next to a vessel that is likely going to become an expensive crab pot in the near future.
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Just thinking, should I be worried about my neighbor's fuel and oil spill's effect on my new bottom paint? His boat has water up to the back of his upper control tower on a 30 ft express. The cockpit, salon, fly bridge and cabin are under water so i'm sure it's leaking chemicals. The water has no real current other than tide and minimal wind.
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dam son you need to rethink where you dock your boat --or- get a better class of neighbors
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If both of those cases are at same marina I would consider a new marina!
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
What a pain in the a$$! I knew it was only a short matter of time until the POS Bayliner docked next to my boat hit the bottom. Today it did. The problem is that we are tied to the same floating finger peer between the boats. I haven't heard whether it popped it's lines or pulled the cleats. I'm just glad it didn't hold my boat down with it when the tide came in. My lines are rated heavy enough to most likely hold my boat down. Now I am 3.5 hours away and they are getting ready to start the salvage operation. Their isn't a lot of room to work at all. Maybe 50 feet of navigable water at 3/4 tide behind the slip. I'm having to get somebody to relocate my boat so it doesn't get damaged during all of this. I thought I would share so others think about the consequences of docking next to a vessel that is likely going to become an expensive crab pot in the near future.
Talk about a elitist attitude!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW, the owner of that Bayliner bought what he/she wanted, what gives you the right to make disparaging remarks.

By the way Pier not Peer.
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Talk about a elitist attitude!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW, the owner of that Bayliner bought what he/she wanted, what gives you the right to make disparaging remarks.

By the way Pier not Peer.
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Originally Posted by Reel 007 View Post
Talk about a elitist attitude!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW, the owner of that Bayliner bought what he/she wanted, what gives you the right to make disparaging remarks.

By the way Pier not Peer.
Because the guys boat sunk and it could have or may have done damage to his boat and the PIER. It is a Bayliner, IMO, he described it accurately.
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I agree that the brand of boat doesn't "necessarily" matter. This sounds more like a case of neglect
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Originally Posted by v20craft View Post
I agree that the brand of boat doesn't "necessarily" matter. This sounds more like a case of neglect
please dont dilute this thread with reasonable thinking.
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Sorry Nate you are right what was I thinking... BTW I like the new pic!!!
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Especially the PINK highlights!!
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I pretty much feel the same way as the OP. You can tell right away by looking at a boat weather or not the owner takes care of his boat. And if he doesn't maintain the obvious areas that can be seen just by looking at it you can bet the inside is in disrepair as well. And sharing a slip with a boat that is safety hazard means it's only a matter of time before it directly affects you. Nobody wants to constantly worry about their boat simply because of the slip mate. Though I used to worry more about my boat being hit by a careless boater while docked. It has happened a few times resulting in significant damage.

For that reason I always try to avoid docking next to boats that look like shit. Just like I refuse to park my truck next to some hunk of shit car or truck.

And the make and model of the boat doesn't matter. Nor does it matter on the road. At my sons school when I pick him up I see the vehicles every day. There is one I refuse to park next to. Its a pretty new Ford F150 that is beat to utter hell. There isn't a panel on the truck that isn't scratched or dented. It's unbelievable!
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I pretty much feel the same way as the OP. You can tell right away by looking at a boat weather or not the owner takes care of his boat. And if he doesn't maintain the obvious areas that can be seen just by looking at it you can bet the inside is in disrepair as well. And sharing a slip with a boat that is safety hazard means it's only a matter of time before it directly affects you. Nobody wants to constantly worry about their boat simply because of the slip mate. Though I used to worry more about my boat being hit by a careless boater while docked. It has happened a few times resulting in significant damage.

For that reason I always try to avoid docking next to boats that look like shit. Just like I refuse to park my truck next to some hunk of shit car or truck.

And the make and model of the boat doesn't matter. Nor does it matter on the road. At my sons school when I pick him up I see the vehicles every day. There is one I refuse to park next to. Its a pretty new Ford F150 that is beat to utter hell. There isn't a panel on the truck that isn't scratched or dented. It's unbelievable!
I agree with you Chris, my point been that I stay away from boats/vehicles in disrepair, I certainly think it's elitist to be offended because someone park their Hyundai next to my MB as oppose to someone parking a beat up vehicle next to mine.
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It's whether daggummit! Not weather, LOL
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I have a 38' POS Bertram next to my Bayliner 3270. The bertram has a storage lien on it and it's been sitting for years. It too might meet an untimely demise one day, the builder in a POS situation is irrelevant.
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Expensive boats also sink
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I dont think the brand of boat was as big of a concern as its apparent condition.
To those that feel the OP is out of line, do you park your car next to a piece of crap, a nice car, or out on its own.
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Expensive boats also sink
Oh my God! Blasphemy..


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