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Old 01-09-2016, 21:22   #1
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What's with it with Bay Area Marinas?

Background: my home-base marina is operated by the City of Vallejo. They are closed on weekends (no fuel service, guest registration, or whatever).

Requested a guest berth this coming Sunday night at the Berkeley Marina. They're closed on Sundays! What about Saturday night? The staff can't accept monies on the weekend, can you bring money Friday? We also need a copy of your boat registration and photo ID.

Just forget about it! Maybe some future weekday night.

Have scheduled a land cruise to Bodega Bay, staying overnight at a hotel Monday.
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Old 01-09-2016, 21:30   #2
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Re: What's with it with Bay Area Marinas?

Hmmm... I've paid by credit card over the phone, and they assigned me a slip and put the gate key in the pedestal. We pulled in on a Saturday evening and out Sunday afternoon and never saw the staff, all good! Sorry to hear that it didn't work for you.


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Re: What's with it with Bay Area Marinas?

We've done the same in the San Francisco City marina also. And several places on the ICW in years past.


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Re: What's with it with Bay Area Marinas?

This thread should be entitled, "What Is It With Municipal Marinas?" Your problem isn't with Bay Area marinas as a whole.
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:30   #5
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Re: What's with it with Bay Area Marinas?

Actually, SFBay is nothing but a lake surrounded by a very large city^3. Don't expect miracles here. Although its PRETENDS to be a sailors place, it sucks for cruising. This place is the most BORING place to be sailing. I mean it.

Go north, very far south or head to the eastcoast.
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This place is the most BORING place to be sailing. I mean it.
Right. That's why the last America's Cup was held here, 'cause it's so boring.
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Actually, This place is the most BORING place to be sailing. I mean it. .
You must be hard to please. 4 months of 25 knot winds everyday on a "lake".
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:38   #8
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Right. That's why the last America's Cup was held here, 'cause it's so boring.
Give me A F Break.

The last America Cup was here because of ORACLE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and for TV $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. And YES it was BORING and YES racing isn't CRUISING!!!

Now go back down there and clean my hull, please, and leave the rudder stock alone.
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You must be hard to please. 4 months of 25 knot winds everyday on a "lake".
BORING. I've never been so BORED in my life sailing in this place.
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Give me A F Break.

The last America Cup was here because of ORACLE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and for TV $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. And YES it was BORING and YES racing isn't CRUISING!!!

Now go back down there and clean my hull, please, and leave the rudder stock alone.
See, what makes you even more of a joke is that you don't even have a boat. A "sailor"? Bwhahahahahaha!
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Re: What's with it with Bay Area Marinas?

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This place is the most BORING place to be sailing. I mean it.
Then...

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Give me A F Break.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. And YES it was BORING .
Yet more inspiring wisdom:
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BORING. I've never been so BORED in my life
Now this is another one of his wise additions to another Thread:

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Yawn... $$$$$$$.
Very boring .
Folks...does our good Monkey Friend just cut-n-pasting the same response into multiple threads or is he a one trick pony that is BORED and out of $$$$$? Hmmm....stay tuned to find out.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:42   #12
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Re: What's with it with Bay Area Marinas?

@ THird Day.

You sound very bored yourself since u r supposed to be in the orfice working. Don't you have a non-mexican school bus to drive this morning?
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See, what makes you even more of a joke is that you don't even have a boat. A "sailor"? Bwhahahahahaha!
Yes I don't I am proud I DON'T have a boat in the bay area. Crewing is BORING in the Bay Area, almost as BORING as hearing people who have boat make remarks similar to your -- as if somehow $$$$ one make you suddenly an expert SAILOR. It's soooo pathetic and proves my point.

You have no idea how many I've crewed; nor how many I've looked at to BUY in the bay area. Berkeley marina? HAHAHAHAHA!!! Thank GOD i backed out of this expensive rat trap hole. This is absolutely the gawd awefullest place to own a boat or sail. The closest bestest place to be with fellow sailors is up on the Delta where they liveaboard and wait it out. Bypass SF toliet bowl and head east.

I HIGHLY suggest people on the west coast skip right by this place and head to the NW where real sailors live with fishies, or head directly south to anyplace, anywhere SD mexxxico whatever. Bypass this entitled tech trap augmented reality that people think is a sailors place. Its a touron trap.
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Re: What's with it with Bay Area Marinas?

You're one funny monkey, SM.

I'm going to hold off on my opinion (for once) of SF Bay marinas. There's too much tongue in cheekiness going on right now.
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Re: What's with it with Bay Area Marinas?

There is nothing at all boring about entering or exiting the Golden Gate into the open pacific in the dark of night on a moving tide in a 35' wind driven vessel.
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