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Really getting burned out

OK...Have to rant a little..

Scheduled an appointed time to meat the Riggers whom did not want to fix their mistakes while still on the hard so was put off untill now..That was today...Left the house in plenty of time to get to the boat before they arrived as i left specific instructions to not do any work unless I am present due to lack of trust they have instilled with their prior and already paid for and unfinished and incorect work through my yard that I am now kicking myself for not holding back about a grand.

As fate would have it Highway paving had JUST began and flaggers were holding traffic to follow pilot cars one way at a time...so 20 min goes by befor I can proceed to my marina...I scamper down the dock watching a guy being hoisted up one of my $9000.00 yard job striped . primed and repainted gleaming white masts in horror to find him wearing dirty black tennis shoes which he/they seemed oblivious to leaving a trail of dark scuff marks from deck to mast truck.

I inquire about the situation asking if it didn't occur to them that their customer might want his expensive newly painted sticks to remain looking newly painted and expensive?....kind of like a courtesy to take ones shoes off befor entering a house you know just had new carpets installed that day.

They make light of it and attempted to wipe the main mast down with Boeshield to remove the carnage but it is going to take more then that...Im thinking a buffer...I called the office and left a message to tell the owner I am just sick to my stomach about this...OH... the owner?...hed be the one out on your boat today.........

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So is your redone boat actually in laConner? Or Anacortes? will bedriving thru Fri to Crane, sat home from Crane island. Finally done with that job up there for a month or two!

I know the feeling, been there done that both as the owner,............dare I say as contractor accidently too! Along with using my Keeny sandles on a friends boat, being told the black would not show up on the white decks.................I only wore them one time, at least the black came up easy!

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So is your redone boat actually in laConner? Or Anacortes? will bedriving thru Fri to Crane, sat home from Crane island. Finally done with that job up there for a month or two!

I know the feeling, been there done that both as the owner,............dare I say as contractor accidently too! Along with using my Keeny sandles on a friends boat, being told the black would not show up on the white decks.................I only wore them one time, at least the black came up easy!

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Marty B-30 Shelter bay..

Would you or I spin your bobcat around in someone newly planted front lawn even if they said it would be ok...No...were professionals and would know better.....................I just dont get it....

Officially off the wagon and headed for no where good.
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I have to admit, my bobcat turning around in ANY yard will be a problem, even with tracks vs tires! at least the tracks do not as much damage! I can go about 30 trips across mature grass before I do as much damage as 2-3 with tires! But one will still cause damage. So why one bring 3/4 ply to drive on!

Now to figure out in my travels where shelter bay is via map, or is that Chart! up stairs!

I know the off to no where good thought too. Been there done that!

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Can not find shelter bay per say on the chart, but looking up online, appears to be the clover leaf bay type thing on the SW corner of laConner channel?!?!?!

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Yep...you got it...just south of Rainbow Bridge ( 75' ) about 1/4 mile...you can see the bridge in upper
right of picture...Town is 1/2 mile north
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If I can get by to see her ie boat and you, it would be sat, as I will be attempting to catch a 10-10:30'ish ferry to orcas. Do not remember the exact time, but somewhere near there abouts!

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Still- sorry to hear of your problems with your riggers, I had issues with them too. If you need the name and number of a good rigger in Anacortes pm me.

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If I can get by to see her ie boat and you, it would be sat, as I will be attempting to catch a 10-10:30'ish ferry to orcas. Do not remember the exact time, but somewhere near there abouts!
Hey Marty...you can look any time but I have 3 girls in Soccer...so I dont own my weekends anymore. Two tournaments this week end 40 miles apart at the same time...as they say...My wife and I are like two ships passing in the night....We only have them for a short season in our lives then their gone...That truth hits home hard thinking of Bubb2...so no complaints in that regard.


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Howdy Jack !!

Hey now, sorry to interupt your ranting and raving Raining old chap, but do step aside won't you, don't mean to be rude and all that but John (jrd22) I notice you have a Brewer 40 Pilot House. Is that the Puget ? If so would you be happy to have a chat about it ?

Raining won't mind cos he'll be relieved that I am back on the one true path and no longer tempted by some hussy with mulitple hulls.

If OK, PM me.

Thanks Raindrop. Sorry for the hijack.

ps - yes the other thing is dead in the water. they are still trying to convince us but cannot find a shipwright to do the work. no matter how cheap , a useless boat is still a useless boat.

oh yes, and I wouldn't worry about a few marks on your mast....by the time I've thrashed the old girl from Washington to Juneau and back she'll need more than a bit of a spit and polish. more likely a new keel...

cheers mate

.......and in case either of you are wondering , I have seen a Brewer 40 PH Puget for sail in Seattle. IMHO it is a really lovely looking thing. One of , if not the nicest looking pilot houses I ever seen. Me being in Sydney (the one in Australia remember) does make it a tad impractical to buy but I can dream can't I ? And I would like very much to have a talk about the design in general.

now back to your regular programming....

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