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Old 14-06-2014, 05:09   #16
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nice submarine.
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Old 14-06-2014, 05:39   #17
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Ha! The submarines usually used to dock across the channel on Mare Island! That's Vallejo.
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Old 14-06-2014, 10:20   #18
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Which marina is that Mark?
Vallejo Municipal Marina (San Francisco Bay Area)
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Old 14-06-2014, 10:55   #19
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I don't see why it makes anyone else bad. If I drive through the sticks in my Mercedes and see junk cars in their front yard do I feel shame for myself and drivers everywhere? Or if I'm a road biker on a fancy carbon bike and someone rides by on a walmart bike in their way to work does it have anything to do with me?
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Old 14-06-2014, 12:50   #20
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Re: Harder for the Rest of Us

Derelict boats are common in many marinas. Owners continue to pay the slip fees so no incentive, and possibly no ability, for the management to force the owner to improve the appearance and maintenance of the boat. Unless a marina has paid security who's job is to walk the docks, doubt that a marina will have anyone checking boats out on a constant basis. Know I've told the managers about boats setting low in the water or mooring lines badly frayed or broken that had to have been that way for a while. Without live a boards, most marinas would have virtually no one around on weekdays and in the off season.

My old marina in Alameda had a an aluminum racing boat that had been the queen of the racing fleet in the '70s in Bay Racing circles but had fallen on hard times with subsequent owners and rule changes that didn't make it competitive anymore. The last owner bought it cheap our of nostalgia with plans to restore it. Unfortunately, his age and health didn't allow him to start on his plans. Slip fees were on auto pay from his bank. Boat sat mouldering away in its slip for well over a decade till he died. His estate had it towed to a scrap yard and cut up.

Heard of one guy who kept a neglected boat in a marina just because it pissed his wife off.
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There is a boat in our marina that seems to be pumping water overboard nearly every time we walk past. I imagine they are only one short away from sinking at the slip. It actually looks in really good shape from the exterior.
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Re: Harder for the Rest of Us

If that happened in Florida one would be looking at one expensive environmental ticket... like about $25000.
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There is a boat in our marina that seems to be pumping water overboard nearly every time we walk past. I imagine they are only one short away from sinking at the slip. It actually looks in really good shape from the exterior.
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...or a dehumidifier.

There was a mobo across from us a few years ago, did the same thing. Finally saw the owner and asked if his bilge was wet...
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Old 16-06-2014, 12:12   #25
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...or a dehumidifier.

There was a mobo across from us a few years ago, did the same thing. Finally saw the owner and asked if his bilge was wet...
Evidently, it is their ice maker, in this case.

Of course, the dockmate who told me that had his bilge running more than usual yesterday. I wonder if he went and installed an ice maker?
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wouldn't mind some of those types of marinas in the Med!!!


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Yeah, then you guys would crowd them all up. Anyone worth their salt knows, you have to take the boat to deep water before scuttling it for insurance money, that way no recovery and no investigation into how it sank. Very little chance of a good Samaritan saving your vessel and ruining your retirement plans.
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