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06-20-2005, 08:17 PM
When we were walking up to the boat on Saturday, I noticed it was sitting sort of catty-whumpus in the slip. I figured one of the dock lines must have parted. But when we got closer, we saw that nothing had broken or come loose. No, some vile induvidual had STOLEN all the dock lines off of one side of my boat. :mad: :mad: :mad:
I'm trying to think of an appropriate curse to invoke against the perpetrator.
At least he didn't steal my fenders, too.
06-20-2005, 08:23 PM
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits.
He was the spawn of a diseased camel...
06-20-2005, 10:23 PM
I'm sorry to hear this John .We've all got to make the best of our local waters .
06-20-2005, 10:28 PM
Many harbor regulations are requiring that all mooring balls be the 'white round ball with blue horizontal stripe' type. They aren't cheap, and some have been being 'liberated', and the mooring chains subsequently dropped to the bottom. This necessitates purchasing a new ball and hiring a diver or grappling to find the lost mooring block/mushroom anchor and chain. :mad:
He can't have taken them very far. If there is any chance of identifying them, a hatchet is a good tool for dealing with the lines and the thief. :mad:
06-20-2005, 11:40 PM
May all of his teeth fall out, except one, so he can still have a toothache.
Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
06-20-2005, 11:43 PM
What ya need John, is a proper Irish curse. ;)
I'd toss this one at em. tongue.gif
May the curse of Mary Malone and her nine blind illegitimate children chase you so far over the hills of Damnation that the Lord himself can't find you with a telescope.
06-21-2005, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by ssor:
He can't have taken them very far. If there is any chance of identifying them, a hatchet is a good tool for dealing with the lines and the thief. :mad: I've got a chain and padlock at the ready if I do find him.
06-21-2005, 07:47 AM
Look for any new boat at the marina. We've had a problem with new folks coming in and discovering that lo and behold they need dock lines. They think "There's a handy set and they dont need lines on both sides of the boat."
06-21-2005, 11:30 AM
I was told by a very crusty old salt a long time ago that cars have fenders, not boats. As such, we should refer to this device as a bumber. As for identifying lines, a piece of colored material woven into the line at one ends works very nicely.
06-21-2005, 09:36 PM
Cars have bumpers too, so you can't call them bumpers.
06-21-2005, 09:41 PM
You are thinking of bumpers - not fenders,
1. A guard over each wheel of a motor vehicle, for example, that is shaped and positioned so as to block the splashing of water or mud.
2. A device at the front end of a locomotive or streetcar designed to push aside obstructions.
3. A cushioning device, such as a bundle of rope or a piece of timber, used on the side of a vessel or dock to absorb impact or friction.
4. A screen or metal framework placed in front of a fireplace to keep hot coals and debris from falling out.
[ 06-21-2005, 10:45 PM: Message edited by: PatCassidy ]
06-21-2005, 10:08 PM
Y'all knew what I was talking about. ;)
Everything I know learned from the West Marine catalog. tongue.gif
06-21-2005, 10:30 PM
They are fenders. Like for fending off of something. Did you find your dock lines?
fend*er\n: a device that protects:as : a a cushion hung over the side of a boat to protect it when two boats are together or when alongside a dock
Alan D. Hyde
06-22-2005, 09:32 AM
Either buy your new lines in a distinctive color, or put some bright-colored paint stripes midway on them so that they're easily identified as yours.
The thieves are after easy, cheap, and no trouble.
Therefor, if you do one of these things, they'll then steal someone else's dock lines.
Peter Malcolm Jardine
06-22-2005, 08:42 PM
Perhaps the lines wrapped carefully around him, along with a donated anchor.......
Sorry John... that kind of petty thievery sucks big time.
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