Sound Effect does the big U

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Galloping docks

03 March 2012 | Marina El Cid
We were pleased to get into the marina on Thursday and we washed the boat on Friday however we noted a weather forcast for SE winds, so asked and got permission to move our boat to the leeward side of the dock. However it wasnt enough as the SE waves are roaring into the marina causing the dock to gallop up and down. The motion is completely un natural as the boat never completes a roll or pitch as it is brought up short by the dock lines. The doubled up dock lines. However while we were out biking our stern line parted. A neighbor put one of his lines on and we replaced it with our own when we returned but expect the new one may break soon.
This is a relatively new lightly used line that broke. Serious design flaw in the marina making it vulnerable to SE winds. The winds will turn North Sunday with a cold front and give us some relief. No SE forecast for a week out or more after it turns. We wont stay here for the next one.
Vessel Name: Sound Effect
Vessel Make/Model: Dufour385
Hailing Port: Tacoma WA
Crew: Jim & Connie Merritt
About: Jim and Connie have been sailing since 1975 and have owned four different boats. Racing and cruising Puget Sound Jim has earned a 100 Ton Coast Guard License and US sailing instructor credentials
Extra: Dreaming about full time cruising for20yrs, Jim and Connie have been actively planning for 5 years since participating in the 2005 BaJa Ha Ha

Who: Jim & Connie Merritt
Port: Tacoma WA