That is fine, except that the bags were left not at the dock but back at the Turtle Toodle site 1.5 miles away. Was Production responsible for going back to get them? I don't think so. I expect that Production would have loaded onto the boat only items brought to the dock, but not anything left elsewhere.
Another indication that production was there to get their stuff to the boat all nice and dry.
Here is the full quote, apskip. Guess you missed the part about "the documents bag" which WAS at the docks. Its around his neck when they turn in their bananas. Details, details, details.
Btw, when Steve and Allie swam to their boat.....they did not have their documents bag when they swam. Another indication that producton was there to get their stuff to the boat all nice and dry.
They are not shown swimming with their Amazing Race documents bag, but it is on the boat as they go to the bottle recovery area. So production must have put it on the boat along with his shorts and shirt, her pants and their shoes and socks. How do I know this? Because they are wearing them all in the screencaps from Penang. I did not say, nor even imply that production went back to the turtle toddle to get their backpacks. Guess you just assumed that.
As a footnote, I have no doubt, that production did pick up their backpacks at the Turtle Toddle, to return to them AFTER they are elminated or AFTER the race is over.