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08-01-2013 06:50 PM
aeventyr60
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

If this guy had some sea miles maybe he'd be a modern day Tristan Jones type story teller. Has a good audience here. Maybe he can write an ebook and get some dough together. Stranger things have happened
08-01-2013 05:16 PM
denverd0n
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08-01-2013 04:22 PM
bljones
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08-01-2013 03:00 PM
captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

I can read a tide chart just fine. Tide charts are a prediction, not a fact and in particular I'm looking for an extreme low tide followed by an extreme high tide, not just a low tide followed by a high tide, and even the best guess as to when that will happen is still just a GUESS, so I'd like to hear as many educated guesses as possible ...
08-01-2013 02:56 PM
captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

The barrels contained laundry soap for one of the big hotels here, essentially it costs them to be rid of them as they take up room in their dumpster, so they let me have 'em for nothing.
07-31-2013 10:59 AM
denverd0n
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

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Hate to burst your ego, but if you're getting fined because you don't/can't/won't take care of your boat, you're not an icon.
Yeah, really. In his mind he's a "captain" and an "icon." I'm willing to bet that at least 90% of the people who are forced to interact with him would use different terms.

Still, it is entertaining, isn't it? I'm especially amused by how skilled he is at avoiding any acknowledgment of all of the lies and exaggerations that he's been caught in. What could be next?
07-31-2013 07:04 AM
xort I'm not sure which is funnier; the tall tale or that some of you continue to ask legit questions

This is all farce, full of wild nonsense and errors of fact
07-30-2013 03:47 PM
miatapaul
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

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Update : scored approximately 18 40 gallon plastic drums as of Wednesday, I'll go see if they're suitable for the outrigger idea, and also a floating work platform might be handy to have nearby, just some plywood decking. What I am looking for is a pattern in the very low tide to very high tide, to give me an idea of when to schedule everything, get all the equipment together in a timely manner and be ready to take advantage of it. Of course I can read a tide chart, Even the thing I mention is actually almost pure speculation the tides will most likely coincide mostly with the predictions, but I just thought it might be fun to play along, be included, and the more educated guesses, the better a chance of it being at least close, hehehe!
Haven't you been boating in the area for like 5 years, seems you would be familiar with the tides.
07-30-2013 03:39 PM
Cruisingdad
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

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there is a fine line between "icon" and "blight".
Hate to burst your ego, but if you're getting fined because you don't/can't/won't take care of your boat, you're not an icon.

It ain't about finances. it's about seamanship and caring about/for your vessel. Your boat has been aground for months, and you're just getting around to giving a crap about doing something about it.
Hang on...

Blight + Icon= Beacon. I got it!!! Let's put a flashing red light on there and all is good.

Brian
07-30-2013 12:20 PM
Maine Sail
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

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there is a fine line between "icon" and "blight".
Hate to burst your ego, but if you're getting fined because you don't/can't/won't take care of your boat, you're not an icon.

It ain't about finances. it's about seamanship and caring about/for your vessel. Your boat has been aground for months, and you're just getting around to giving a crap about doing something about it.
I suspect he was fined and sentenced to jail time because the pictured boat in this thread is a gross misrepresentation of what it actually looked like when the LEO's began fining him.

It sounds like it was basically a mast-less floating storage unit & not anything close to a sail boat when the LEO's came down on him. I don't blame the city for wanting an eyesore & potential pollution issue off their waters. As always, it appears it is someone's fault but the person doing the crime.
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