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06-09-2012 09:51 PM
Re: Barbecue etiquette

I had the same problem being next door to these guys.

No amount of asking politely could get them to put out the fire.

It washed off easliy.
06-09-2012 05:52 PM
Jeff Bazz
Barbecue etiquette

I don't know that area well, but I have seen ash fall like snow in the evening on the Colima coast. I think it's from processing sugar cane...
But if you're posi it was the BBQ, polite inquiry never hurts. They prolly didn't even realize they were bothering someone
05-18-2012 05:18 PM
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Ruined one G&T

But the black bits washed off easily with sea water and a deck scrubber. It was definitely the barbecue as I could see the rise and fall of the bits of ash.

I was reluctant to move as it was dusk and the anchorage was crowded. We had a good spot and were well dug in.

But I was tempted to dinghy over and at least inform him of his ashfall.
05-18-2012 11:32 AM
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offer a beer and a proper bag of charcoal? although ruining G&T is a pretty serious offense IMHO
05-17-2012 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TQA View Post
Closer examination showed it to be a shred of burnt paper or something similar. A wider examination showed that the entire boat was covered by greasy shreds of burnt something or other. Yes the boat upwind was having a barbecue. I don't know what he was burning but we were getting the fallout.
We use paper to start our charcoal instead of that match light stuff or charcoal lighter. What you were seeing are the paper fragments that go airborne when you mix the charcoal up.

I can't say for sure but would bet they didn't intend for your boat to get covered w/ the stuff.

Gezz, between this & the generator thread, sailors sure seem to be a touchy lot.
05-17-2012 10:34 AM
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05-17-2012 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by tjvanginkel View Post
Perhaps your first move should have been to open a discussion with the other boat. They may have been quite willing to move if they were aware that they were showering your boat with barbeque residue. Most people would not do something like that on purpose.
I like your idea Tanya. Generally a 6 oz Banks sinker bouncing off the deck or hatch gets their attention. As you know accidents do happen. However, I would disagree that "most" people don't do things for a purpose. Most just don't care.
05-17-2012 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by KindOfBlue View Post
This is one of those situations where you can move, deal with it and/or tell him about it. I hope it's safe to assume that the guy was not doing anything on purpose, other than cooking some BBQ.

Don't go sweeping your deck as you go by in hopes that he can put 2 and 2 together. That's pretty much passive aggressive. If you want to let him know what happened, just tell him. If someone told me this happened to them while I was BBQing, I would think twice about neighboring boats and be more careful.
Absolutely agree. How can we reasonably expect someone to fix something we don't KNOW they are aware of?

Originally Posted by KindOfBlue View Post
It doesn't make any difference who anchors first. There are no dibs on anchoring spots and surrounding waters. Anchor a safe distance away and you are as equal as the next guy.
Not exactly. Historically the first person anchored was there first, and subsequent arrivals should defer to their predecessors. Too close? The later arrival moves.
05-17-2012 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
It wasn't a Catalina 400 was it ???
Awww Poopy, we don't go half way on a C400. If it was my boat on a bad day, he would have written about how this blinding light and 90' tsunami rocked the anchorage when this crazy Texan lit his grill after forgetting he left the gas on...
05-17-2012 12:05 AM
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It wasn't a Catalina 400 was it ???
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