Originally Posted by Downhilldai
Was that in the Town Quay, around lunchtime on Friday, just after the Cowes 100 race?
friday of cowes torquay race, in cowes behind redjet, probably about lunchtime, it was after the race boats started coming in. It was particularly bumpy there. I admit later I rafted along side a raceboat in the marina without fenders, as it was entirely sheltered and no movement of boats, short term!
When I had a hardboat, I never deployed fenders until i had moored, as usually I was driving single handed and the effort of sorting all the ropes, fenders etc, was easier to do once, I had my midship holding me in.