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Old 17-12-2010, 12:56   #31
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I had the opposite problem this summer. New boat, I'm new to anchoring and we motored into an anchorage in Rockport, MA and did our best to pick the next closest spot that I thought would be safe..... took the dinghy to shore and realized that we were WAY far away from everyone. I suppose everyone must have thought we wanted our privacy! Later in the day 2 more boats came in and filled in the empty space.

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Old 17-12-2010, 13:47   #32
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Originally Posted by keyspc View Post
A Rant:

Twice this week a boat has come up way to close and tossed in a hook. I'm the only boat anchored for over a mile of good water!

I usually anchor by myself or at least out of earshot if at all possible. Im a liveaboard with two excitable kids, a dog and a genarator on deck. it's only polite no?

But,, These pepoles rudeness is un-beliveable! I mean this guys like fifteen feet from me and the rivers a mile and a third wide! WTF??? So, i stop and nicely ask the guy "Why so close" he says, "We're apart, not touching" then forgets how to speak english.
I think a little X-mas present might be in order here as long as its an easy doggy poop toss

Does canada have such crappy anchorages that they are used to being intimently close or is it just streotypical rudeness?
In defence of my friends from French Canuckistan, I've noticed that no one group appears to have a monopoly on being idiots. You're just 0 for 2 this week with the Quebeckers. Could be worse.

I too, am planning a trip to Poland

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Old 17-12-2010, 14:04   #33
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What the devil does the fact that they are French Canadian have to do with it? Are you suggesting that other nationalities never anchor too close? You don't own the anchorage and since you did not say that there was ever any contact or damage I assume that your unwanted neighbour put up with your rudeness and that there was never any actual problem.

Keep your nationalistic slurs to yourself.
Careful Keyspc, they is a testy lot, thits wy we keep'em as far east as possible.
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Old 17-12-2010, 14:41   #34
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Old 17-12-2010, 14:54   #35
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Remember, ladies don't do that.

So it has to be the cat..

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Old 21-12-2010, 18:55   #36
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It's a 'pack mentality' thing. A lack of the frontier spirit. The same type group together on the interstate and think it's safer. You'll also find them in a campground full of empty sites pulling in next to yours.
Weak and pathetic in my view...

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