Safety & Seamanship

Dockside Mooring

A look at some dos and don’ts of docking.

No sailor can resist the temptation to look over another sailor’s work, and nothing draws the eye faster than your neighbor’s docklines. We like to know our boat and our neighbors’ boats will be where we left them when we return, not rubbing together or worse. Sometimes, however, a stroll down the dock makes us nervous. This gallery of rogue docklines represents only a taste of what PS tester Drew Frye found within a short walk of his slip. How many of these will come loose during the next storm?

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