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Old 15 May 2013, 08:08   #1
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What would you do?...

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You're sitting on a pontoon watching failure after failure to moor a boat against a strong tide, with other boats (possibly including your own) becoming liable to a bit of a knock. Notwithstanding the fact that several of the group are attractive females (without LJs) on the cusp of falling in as they try to throw ropes, jump ashore etc, and the berthing manoeuvre is something you routinely carry out quickly and in safety, do you:

a) Do and say nothing - the risks and/or liability are too high
b) Advise from the shore
c) Jump on (it's possible without risk), advise but don't touch the helm
d) Jump on (it's possible without risk) and deftly moor it, having tea and medals all round before carrying the girls off into the sunset
e) Something else

And actually, what are the liability implications of these sorts of actions eg if the prop fouls and the engine stalls whilst you're merrily parking away? Does it matter if you're a commercial skipper by trade, and unpaid for this action? What about a verbal contract before jumping on - how meaningful would this be?

Maybe I ought to re take the PPR course
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Old 15 May 2013, 08:16   #2
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answer = d, But instead of mooring up and all the rest, just drive the rib off to a secluded diving location.
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Old 15 May 2013, 11:02   #4
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I'd stand on the pontoon that they're attempting to land on, catch the rope tie it around a cleat & leave.
I can justify this as I'm happily married & wish to remain so.
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Old 15 May 2013, 11:38   #5
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Old 15 May 2013, 12:59   #6
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Given that damage to other boats is a possibility I'd ask if the skipper would mind my mooring the boat for them. I'd say something like "I'm familiar with the marina; it's really hard to moor here if you're not a local. Would you mind if I jumped on board and lent a hand?". That way, his/her ego won't get a knock back. If the answer's no I'd move my boat and let them get on with it.
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So...

You're sitting on a pontoon watching failure after failure to moor a boat against a strong tide, with other boats (possibly including your own) becoming liable to a bit of a knock. Notwithstanding the fact that several of the group are attractive females (without LJs) on the cusp of falling in as they try to throw ropes, jump ashore etc, and the berthing manoeuvre is something you routinely carry out quickly and in safety, do you:

a) Do and say nothing - the risks and/or liability are too high
b) Advise from the shore
c) Jump on (it's possible without risk), advise but don't touch the helm
d) Jump on (it's possible without risk) and deftly moor it, having tea and medals all round before carrying the girls off into the sunset
e) Something else

And actually, what are the liability implications of these sorts of actions eg if the prop fouls and the engine stalls whilst you're merrily parking away? Does it matter if you're a commercial skipper by trade, and unpaid for this action? What about a verbal contract before jumping on - how meaningful would this be?

Maybe I ought to re take the PPR course
If you do 'd' you may run the risk of meeting the parents in the morning!
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Old 17 May 2013, 08:56   #8
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When faced with similar situations, I've nosed my rib onto their vessel and pressed against the quay. Had to do it only a few weeks ago actually, to a yacht in Den Helder.



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So...

You're sitting on a pontoon watching failure after failure to moor a boat against a strong tide, with other boats (possibly including your own) becoming liable to a bit of a knock. Notwithstanding the fact that several of the group are attractive females (without LJs) on the cusp of falling in as they try to throw ropes, jump ashore etc, and the berthing manoeuvre is something you routinely carry out quickly and in safety, do you:

a) Do and say nothing - the risks and/or liability are too high
b) Advise from the shore
c) Jump on (it's possible without risk), advise but don't touch the helm
d) Jump on (it's possible without risk) and deftly moor it, having tea and medals all round before carrying the girls off into the sunset
e) Something else

And actually, what are the liability implications of these sorts of actions eg if the prop fouls and the engine stalls whilst you're merrily parking away? Does it matter if you're a commercial skipper by trade, and unpaid for this action? What about a verbal contract before jumping on - how meaningful would this be?

Maybe I ought to re take the PPR course
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Old 21 July 2013, 02:51   #10
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I think leave it alone as I think as a commercial skipper if you give advise and they cock it up you may be liable. I was told this while being a kitesurfing instructor that if somebody asked my advice on the beach ( not in a booked lesson) and they hurt themselves because of my advice say doing a new trick or something. Sad but I think that's the case correct me if I'm wrong
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