It is not so easy to write instruction manuals, gods know. The all more complicated manuals involve linkspans and passenger gangways, or on normal language: Land based vehicle ramps for connection to the ship and complicated walkways for passengers. Ferry berth in other words.
Bill Gair, a skilled Englishman with strong opinions, was project manager for such a facility. I worked hard to try to interpret subcontractor’s amateurish and completely incomprehensible instructions and drawings. Finally, I got to something that even I understood. For a final check that everything was included and not too many or unnecessary lies inserted, I put the manual on Bill’s table for a review. A few days later is the thick manual on my table with a single comment written in large red letters across: “WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO CONFUSE?”