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#573928 - 07/06/20 12:31 PM Uninvited Guests  
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We had an interesting experience yesterday. Upon arriving at a popular beach and anchor area, we dropped anchor about 150' off the beach. We then swam to a friends boat that was anchored a few feet away. We had a great time socializing from a distance for several hours. About the time we decided to pack up and head back to our boat, the Admiral screamed, there is someone on our swim platform. I looked over and observed 3 guys hanging out on our swim platform, one was doing backflips and what not. We expedited our trip back to the boat. Up arrival, all 3 were still there, just sitting on the swim platform, and did not leave until we told them to depart. I don't think they ever entered the cockpit or had bad intentions, they just s aw an opportunity to use the swim platform for recreational uses. Surely they must have known that the owners were nearby? Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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#573929 - 07/06/20 01:17 PM Re: Uninvited Guests [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Have never experienced anything like that before. How old would guess they were? Can't believe they thought it would be ok & had to be asked to leave.


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#573931 - 07/06/20 04:19 PM Re: Uninvited Guests [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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#573932 - 07/06/20 04:28 PM Re: Uninvited Guests [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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I didn’t get a good look at them as the Admiral got there first (she had a much stronger reaction than I did and took off after them immediately). They were not kids, probably around 30 to 40 yoa.

#573933 - 07/06/20 04:37 PM Re: Uninvited Guests [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Last year we had another weird incident while anchored. A swimmer came up to our swim platform and asked if he could rest for a while. I naturally said yes and even offered him a beer (which he declined). After leaving our swim platform, he swam into a public swim area that charges non-residents. The lifeguard chased him away and called authorities. The swimmer left the swim area with a raft that he did not have when he entered. He was passing by our stern when the police boat arrived. We were interviewed as witnesses. No arrest was made and I dont think any charges were filed. Just very strange.

#573934 - 07/06/20 08:30 PM Re: Uninvited Guests [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Unwritten lash up/raft up rules/agreement?


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