When it gets a bit boring for one or two people living on their moored sailboat, they can tether up with like-minded sailors and visit or even party. Tethered sea-households are especially recommended for partying people – rowing under the influence to your boat, especially on a dark and windy night, is not a great idea.
Above, we have an interesting composition in Great Cove: a tethered threesome on the gray morning-after, with the ketch Angelique and schooner Stephen Taber (right) behind them. The afternoon after this image was taken, all boats had gone their separate ways. (Brooklin, Maine)