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|12-01-2011 12:13 AM|
|Lake Superior Sailor||Be the self- sufficient sailor! help out!--Dale|
|11-30-2011 11:15 PM|
|SailerDoc2||I started this thread to help us all get along. I am not trying to please everyone, just trying to learn from others experience. I welcome and respect all opinions. I thank all, and feel I will be a better neighbor now.|
|11-23-2011 09:49 AM|
Originally Posted by emoney View Post
|11-23-2011 07:22 AM|
|emoney||I still say that easiest way to get along with others is to avoid them. I'm no recluse, I don't think anyway, but this thread alone has brought out "debate" amongst complete strangers, and neither side usually sees their input into it. The reality is, people are going to "cruise" pretty much the way they live on the hard. There are those that don't know there's another soul around for miles at times (trust me, I live on the water and the noise from my neighbors can be deafening at times and they have no idea from the sounds of it--people arguing/fighting, the parties..etc. etc.). If I want total silence when I sleep, I probably won't pick that marina that's got boats with "The Party's Over Here" neon signs flashing at 0300. I don't have a genset, but if you do, great. Truth is, I've slept through hurricanes, so that little Honda isn't going to wake me. But, if you really, really want to initiate a conversation with me, please don't start it with, "You know what you should do......", you may just get advice on where I think you should "go" next. Why can't we all just get along? (cue "Give Peace a Chance" music)|
|11-22-2011 03:12 PM|
Originally Posted by EGLLaw View Post
"What can I bring? Do you need dishes? What type of salad or desert would you like me to bring? What do you like to drink?
|10-25-2011 08:49 AM|
1. Banging halyards
2. Anchoring to close
1. Loud music (you would be amazed at how even a quiet radio carries over the water)
2. Barking dogs
|10-25-2011 05:01 AM|
Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd:775142
|10-04-2011 06:11 AM|
Originally Posted by RedtheBear View Post
|10-03-2011 10:53 PM|
We like it quiet. Only time we wanted to hear a bit of neighbor noise was the first Christmas we stayed overnight. The marina was so dark and deserted, that we thought every creak and pop was a boarder.
A small (Honda) generator charging through a shore power charger will usually only provide 10-20 amps per hour for each battery. Takes lots of hours to recharge the house bank. Consequently, they are better for providing 120 volt power to appliances. Noise exemption - a generator used to make coffee for everyone in the anchorage is exempt from complaints, if you row over with the coffee, while it is still hot. Yes, I'll provide my own mug.
Understand most of the suggestions, but not the objection to "Pets". Can certainly understand that no one wants whining/barking dogs, poop on the walk, or a wet bundle of joy jumping on you. Are well mannored animals and owners exempt, or are all "Pets" verboten?
And Sailor Doc, if you are a doctor with a good bedside mannor, your services will be welcomed in most anchorages, even if you do have a generator running.
Interesting info - thanks for sharing. Pat
|09-16-2011 08:47 PM|
Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
To each their own. Some like generators and some don't. I don't need AC so I can get along just fine without a generator, but a small Honda wouldn't be bad for recharging batteries. We can sail all year around here but except for the middle of the Summer would have a hard time generating enough power to keep the batteries topped off with just solar panels and not enough steady wind for wind generators. So, if some have a certain amount of disdain for generators, fine. Just don't expect everyone else to share it.
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