On the weekend, when I was motoring around, I saw this when I removed the aft dock line




What had happened was that the previous guy in my slip had left a steel cable and padlock on the aft cleat, and I hadn’t bothered to remove it.

Big mistake.

Two things learnt from this

– Make sure there is NOTHING near your dock lines, at all

– Check the dock lines every few days.

I’m glad I discovered this now instead of when I was drifting gently out to see in the middle of the night, in a storm!

The line has of course, been replaced with a new one.


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