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Old 04-07-2009
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Things your marina neighbours do...

There are a couple of threads on the go about neighbours at the marina.

One sprays ducky-do onto their neighbour's boat; one ties off on the neighbour's cleat; not to mention Alex's whacked out neighbour...

Anyhow I'm sure that there are a million stories out there in the naked ocean.

What does (or has) a neighbour at your marina do (done) that leaves you a) scratching your head in bewilderment; b) laughing your ass off; c) reaching for the phone; d) reaching for your camera; e) reaching for a weapon; f) reaching for a bottle?

I'll start.

I've only been sailing a couple of years so I don't have a lot of stories. My neighbours have been great so far. That said, the guy I share my finger dock with always leaves 2 or 3 buckets of water on the dock. I've asked him why - I'm sure he has told me but I can't remember his response. The finger is quite narrow and the buckets take up most of the width of it. They are only a concern when landing, as they are close to where my crew step onto the dock. It's really not a big deal, and I would feel very comfortable asking my neighbour to move them - & I'm sure he would. I just can't figure out what they are for. They are never used (as far as I can tell) for cleaning, cooking etc. We have faucets accessible on the main dock and my neighbour has a hose attached to his. I guess I'll wait until the season starts to ask him again what the water is for.

I'm sure many of you can do much better than that. So let's hear it...
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I just can't figure out what they are for. They are never used (as far as I can tell) for cleaning, cooking etc. We have faucets accessible on the main dock and my neighbour has a hose attached to his. I guess I'll wait until the season starts to ask him again what the water is for.
If the tide is low and he can't pull out of the slip, the buckets are part of a clever plan to raise the water level.

Stories like these make me appreciate our mooring.
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If the tide is low and he can't pull out of the slip, the buckets are part of a clever plan to raise the water level.

Stories like these make me appreciate our mooring.
If he were REALLY smart, he would keep the buckets of water on the boat in case he ran aground.
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I've been sailing for awhile, I've even got to sail for three years done in Gitmo, Cuba and I've had a (gas head boater) for a neighbor once that I think he thought he was Mr. Dock Party. His motor boat was all decked out in strings of christmas lights and he had 4 large sterio speakers on his deck that I don't think played anything at anything less than an 8 on the rickter scale. To make matters worse, when ever my wife and I would go down to our sailboat for a quite weekend be either to sail or to just get away, this A$$hole would try his level best to not only bother us with his tunes but every time we would be out on dect he would bust his A$$ to come out and become part of our doings. I love to read and enjoy a good cigar and a drink in the evening and this butt head would be there and want to talk talk and then talk some more. It got so bad I would call the marina before hand to see if this A$$hole was there that weekend or not. This is why we moved out boat to a sailboat only marina on the Rappahannock river off the Chesapeake. Now I am not saying that sailboat owners don't party a bit, but they, at least at this marina now that when it get's to be around 10PM they know it's time to close things down. Anyway that's my story and I am sticking to it.

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some people just don't listen

Guy I'm going to Florida with, me as mate. We tie up to a Army barge and are rafted off two other boats. Along comes another, and we know there is no anchoring where we are, so he will have to tie up to us. He does. Says "Wake me in the AM and I will make coffee for everyone."
Me "Make it now.
Says he "No, wake me in the morning before we get started and I will make coffee."
Me "Make it now."
Says he..." I'll make coffee in the morning!"
Me "make it now".

Morning comes. I hear Santa's reindeer on the roof...no..I wake from my dream and scramble to the deck ( I learned to sleep with my cloths on.) to see the boss has one line already off, motor going, and he tells me to get the bow line. I do. And we are off, in the fog, down the Hudson! The neighbor wakes up and is bewildered to be in the middle of the Hudson, secured to another boat, when I say "Got coffee?" He just looked bewildered, then pissed off.
My boss did these things the whole trip, and this was just one exciting part of it.
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Bottom sanded their boat without a vacuum or a tent to capture the dust!!

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Reagarding the buckets of water - my guess is that he fills them with water to keeep them from blowing off the dock. Maybe he could stack them and fill only the top one?
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There was a guy who borrowed his brother-in-law's soda blasting setup and sodablasted his boat without having the boat tented properly.... Got baking soda and bottom paint on a dozen boats and he ended up having to clean up the yard and replace about six tons of contaminated gravel. Good thing he had a landscaping company... Had guys there for four days digging up and replacing the gravel.
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My fishing neighbor always brings back his catch and if he has extra he will clean and fillet them and give them away to anybody who wants them.
We always have impromptu dinners at the gills; we all cook our own meat and than share salads, sides, etc. It does not have to be a special event, this happens on a regular basis. (the fillets from above will be shared by all)
When casting off or approaching, we always lend a hand if the captain asks for a hand.
My neighbor helped me install my new speakers last year.
We lend each other tools if needed.
My neighbor let me borrow his inflatable so I could wash my hull.
The first one up in the morning makes the coffee and anybody who wants some is welcome to it.
I am known on the Docks as the omelets King. If I'm making omelets anybody who wants one is welcome to it.
We have raft off parties; we anchor in close proximity and swim to the beach or each other's boats.


You guys need to find new neighbors, we have very little to complain about.
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