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Old 30-08-2016, 10:04   #16
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Re: Going to work at a marina!

There is a very serious downside, which you need to consider before taking up this position. When in close proximity to boats and their owners, you may contract boat disease, an incurable affliction of the neo- cortex causing the patient to find life without a boat to be inconceivable. I was stricken some sixty years ago, and in spite of repeated courses of insolvency therapy, would still rather be sailing than just about anything else.
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Old 30-08-2016, 10:47   #17
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This sounds, border line, like a crime to me.
Agreed, misdemeanor vandalism to the hose.

Now the bread crumb thing, doubt anyone could make a crime out of that, or at least one that would hold up in court.
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Old 30-08-2016, 11:36   #18
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Agreed, misdemeanor vandalism to the hose.

Now the bread crumb thing, doubt anyone could make a crime out of that, or at least one that would hold up in court.
Yeah have to agree he almost got fired for that too Managed to convince the boss it wasn't him because it had been weeks between the incidents. .
But he's the kind of guy that does things like that, I still see him around every few years but he no longer works for a marina. In general thou you should be nice to your boat guys because haveing your deck littered with poop and crab shells is no fun.
Also on the same trend we had to move a customer to a different dock once because they kept arguing with another slip holder. Apparently they were really passive aggressive and one guy kept kicking the other lines and shore cord in the water off the dock. Don't worry thou for the most part this stuff doesn't happen much most boaters just want to have fun. But be glad your not a service manager when a holiday weekend is coming up that stinks.

Have fun at the marina I seriously miss taking a walk on the docks every day.
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Old 30-08-2016, 11:55   #19
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Re: Going to work at a marina!

living on my boat at the dock with no security it would b nice to have some the multitude of looky lous might even stop. enjoy your new job and b aware the marinas have the largest rumor mill of any neighborhood i have ever lived in
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Old 30-08-2016, 12:32   #20
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Any time on - or next to - the water is a good thing! Congrats.
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Old 30-08-2016, 15:25   #21
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that's great..... and the funnest bit is going to be looking at all those boats to hone your dream of a 50' foot something or other.
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"I can't wait! Maybe I'll see some of you cruisers in the future!"

I hope you mean socially, not professionally!
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There is a very serious downside, which you need to consider before taking up this position. When in close proximity to boats and their owners, you may contract boat disease, an incurable affliction of the neo- cortex causing the patient to find life without a boat to be inconceivable. I was stricken some sixty years ago, and in spite of repeated courses of insolvency therapy, would still rather be sailing than just about anything else.
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that's great..... and the funnest bit is going to be looking at all those boats to hone your dream of a 50' foot something or other.
I know. The more SV Delos and SV La Vagabonde youtube videos I watch, the more I catch the sailing bug. I'll actually get to board one this coming up Saturday. Our friend is taking his sail boat out and anchoring out at a coastal reef for the holiday weekend. We'll be cruising over and rafting up to spend the day with him on Saturday. I'll actually get to spend a good amount of time hanging out and getting the feel of the interior and such.

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Both! Y'all come to Galveston and let me show y'all around!
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Re: Going to work at a marina!

Might be fun! Might also make your legs very tired from walking docks, parking lots and up and down ramps!
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WHOOHOOO!! Got my shift assignments at the marina today!!
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Re: Going to work at a marina!

Now you can change your name to "dock rat"....


By the way, its an open secret that one of the worst viruses is picked up looking at Yacht World. One of the worst symptoms of the virus is finding your computer on and the browser opened to Yacht World in the middle of the night. The virus is known as mild ransomware. To fix the problem you have to shell.out some dough. There is no known fix. Keep your computer clean and stay off Yacht World.
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Re: Going to work at a marina!

When I was a kid I worked in for the local Harbor department in non-law enforcement position ( I picked up trash and cleaned the restrooms.) But you will learn A LOT about all kinds of things being on that side of the desk! Good luck!
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Happy for you! Congratulations!!!!!!!
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Re: Going to work at a marina!

That sounds a lot better than working at the local convenience store of fast food restaurant. Of course you will be out in the heat, cold and rain so it's not perfect but I'm sure it will be interesting and educational.
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