Originally Posted by NorthPacific
"Don't be a jerk by getting personal and congratulations on a failed negotiation. And by the way... I only fly Gulfstream."
Nar Bossy relax how can I be personal no idea who you are? But I am commenting on what I consider an elitist and pompous attitude that your posts portray. LOL I suppose flying Gulfstream means something to you, good for you! Enjoy polishing your mooring
But if you would like to renegotiate and pay my insurance quote, pay the haul out fees
and survey fees
I would consider promising to stay away from your polished mooring
bouy. Nothing wrong with good insurance.
Or buy me an epirb
and I will promise to stay out of your SEA and in my Ocean. See I can be reasonable :-) and very unjerk like!
Well I don't have to be 'unjerk like' when I read posts from an arrogant boater who thinks he's better than I because he owns a house with 3 leased moorings! His is EXACTLY the type of mooring I aim to tie up to overnight...so as not to damage the eelgrass or coral
I say the West Coast
has their 'Baja HA HA', then the East Coast
should have their own 'BVI HA HA HA!. We could all find out through the local BVI dive shops where there is a REEF of a SAILBOAT with some nearby MOORING BOUYS and then have a contest to see how many TRANSIENT sailboats can tie to one! I mean heck, what's a reef except a DIVE ATTRACTION, and what's a good place to dive without a few good MOORING BOUYS to tie up to?! It would be quite the picture with all those low rent sailboats cluttering up a moorage, especially from shoreside at Sunset! We could all take turns taking pictures of the house(s) on the island, and our 'beater boats' in the most pristine Moorage we'll encounter in our lifetimes...All it takes to create a 'Rendevous' is a destination
. Heck we're ALL so low class we'll HAVE to through a POTLUCK every night from our canned goods stores, how sad. The good part is we can then spend the rest of the evening singing songs
across the cockpits at one another until Sunrise...now THAT would be memorable and worth every penny it 'costs' to 'cruise' in the BVI's! Are'nt they a pair of underwear, BVI's/ 'tighty whiteys'? Oh no, those are BVD's! UPTIGHT TIGHTY WHITEYS GUARDING THEIR MOORINGS FROM LESSER MORTALS WHO SAIL WITH LESSER MEANS!
I'm not paying for any type of insurance! 20 YEARS with that car insurance Pro(ctologist)ive PERFECT driving record
of over 35 years accident
free, and I got rear-ended and they did not deal with squat! So forget me paying any insurance company! If my uninsured/engineless boat touches your Princess I'll make amends to the best of my ability, after all sailing IS supposed to be a 'gentlemen's sport'....Oh, that was in the old school
days before lawyers!
I've spent plenty of years cruising on $500 or less per month in and out of the USA. I don't smoke, rarely drink so there's a bunch of money
enroute and in ports
saved. I prefer to cook aboard and share meals
with other liveaboard
sailors. That saves quite a bit of money vs eating out every day, 3 times, in ports
. I Will go out with other folks a few times a month, but I prefer to cook for myself because I enjoy it. I was taught 'cruising' by an old New England
sailor who said "the food
tastes a whole heck of a lot better once you put the sails
, and the view is MUCH better from the cockpit
than any resturant ashore". I still have this opinion 35 years later. Folks RAVE about his Fish
Chowder recipe I make! What 'magic' is someone in a resturant going to 'perform', with the SAME fresh ingredients I can buy, for half the amount of the price
of the dinner, from the same store, fisherman,etc that I can't in my own galley
? Ok, I never fry anything aboard my boat because I was taught that's the quickest way to burn a boat to the waterline. If I'm ashore and want something fried I'll get my conch fritters from the conch lady.
My boat's have always had all the proper equiptment to get me there and back, and the one's I've crewed on more so. I anchor
out or use a mooring overnight, and if no one asks for payment I leave at Sunrise to open the mooring up for day use and head
out to cruise
the area. A marina is for emergencies to me. I go in one day a month at best for an overnight. I row the laundry
in, the clean and water/food out. Cruising to me is about travelling by boat to experience a different part of the Oceans. Climate, people, food
and surroundings does'nt cost as much if you are'nt trying to be noticed. I'm not a pretentious sailor, I'm an old Swamp Yankee who willing shares his meals
aboard his boat, or someone else's, for conversation about the weather
, surroundings and boat types.