Originally Posted by brucehawsker
So Cowes is a problem. Anywhere else in the Solent region a particular problem?
Cowes is a particularly bad place where I moor right behind the red funnel jet pontoon.. when the boat comes in it causes quite a bit of wash and the boats get thrown about a bit.
Also, it seems to be the place where everybody moors when the pop over, as I do for a quick pint or something to eat. This means your boat would be more likely to be moved... so more opportunity for it to be done wrong.
My bow/stern lines are very long (I know, I should cut them back... and I will, one day.) - but what I do, it.. tie the stern to the cleat, and then take it back and mount it to the frame I have around my console. Then I take the stern line and tie that to a cleat... and take it to the back of one of the seats and tie it there... that stops the boat going backwards and forwards.... and seems to work for me.
A blunder I made was trying to more against the pontoon approaching bow first between other boats just as the redjet came in... this lifted my boat, and pushed me forward onto the pontoon.. and scuffed up my gel coat on the bow
Luckily stuart (rogue wave) did I get drop of removing the scuffs and polishing it up all nice again
Anyway, theres my 2 pence worth.