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Old 16-05-2010, 00:13   #76
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we are on the short dock at our marina and no one ever lets anyone who isn't a neighbor onto the dock. The gate is never blocked open or opened for strangers. I am pretty sure the other gates are pretty much the same way. When we were at South Beach no one ever let anyone on the docks.

If I see someone coming to the gate that I don't know I hold back until they let themselves in. I guess I have been lucky and never had someone get there and not have a key and wait for me. I would ask them to go check in at the office and direct them up the walk to find it.
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Old 16-05-2010, 02:22   #77
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My boat is a rarity in the UK, I think she is the only one of her brand and size. The first weekend after we arrived in our present marina, there was quite a bit of interest with people politely knocking on the hull or just calling out to attract attention. We were quite happy and a little flattered by the attention, giving people the short tour. On the other hand, two people just stepped aboard and one actually came into the salon uninvited, they got politely asked to leave. They were both owners of Sunseekers, the 'Banker's' boat. Another reason not to like bankers, they think they own the world. (They probably do but there's no way I have to like their lack of manners.)

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Old 16-05-2010, 10:16   #78
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Had the same problem occasionally in my liveaboards says.

Usually idiot tourists off the cruise ships.

Have a full size air horn nearby (The one with the canister)
Blow it in visitors face and yell ? : Get the f.... off my boat..
(Rinse and repeat as necesarry.)
Succes guaranteed and it will attract attention from security and marina
personel.

I have no problem being rude if my privacy and property is being invaded, in fact I trive on throwing some moron of the property if needed, be it land or water.
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Old 16-05-2010, 10:47   #79
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"This is my Puppy." He'll grow up big and strong and be oour watchdog one day. You should see our watchdog... Come aboard uninvited and get a first hand look!"
And this is my puppy. Not very big, doesn't eat much or take much space but does make one hell of a racket if someone gets too close to the boat. And is easily tucked away in a inconspicuous watch station.
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Old 16-05-2010, 11:18   #80
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And this is my puppy. Not very big, doesn't eat much or take much space but does make one hell of a racket if someone gets too close to the boat. And is easily tucked away in a inconspicuous watch station.
With hair that long, I wouldn't sleep on the winch! Nightmare to unwind...
I like this solution the best so far - gives me an excuse to talk J into getting a dog
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Put some pictures of Richard Simmons around the boat.

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Put some pictures of Richard Simmons around the boat.
No good here, his fame has yet to spread beyond your shores (I hope).


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Hmmm . . . perhaps a picture of Sir Hector MacDonald, then, fishwife. This is from the Wikipedia entry for him:

"Ceylon furnished MacDonald with a lethal combination of a military command which was inactive and uninteresting, and a community of boys who were interesting and very active."

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I'm really curious which marina you live in. I've lived on Lake Travis for over 20 years and have kept my boat at several marinas with no issues. I would say you are at the wrong marina. If these are people from a boat rental business, you should start calling the Travis County Sheriff. If they are forced to come down to your dock enough, they will put an end to this bad behavior. This type of activity is NOT typical and most marina owners would not tolerate it.
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Hmmm . . . perhaps a picture of Sir Hector MacDonald, then, fishwife. This is from the Wikipedia entry for him:

"Ceylon furnished MacDonald with a lethal combination of a military command which was inactive and uninteresting, and a community of boys who were interesting and very active."

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I wasn't commenting on his sexuality, of which I had and have no knowledge. More it was a comment on inanity of many the people who become a celebrity in the USA and elsewhere. Two of my crew are gay and I'm proud to call them my friends.

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Fishwife, I think the fact that he's gay was not the whole deal. But the fact/joke he's such a well known "flaming mariposa" that "manly men" would avoid like the plague. Not necessarily my opinion but that's where that was going.....
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I have mounting diagrams (specific for fibreglass) to suit a 200 round 50 cal machine gun to the foredeck,maybe a forum search could help to find a liveaboard ninja warrior , for those times you have to leave the yacht otherwise unattended.
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I have no problem being rude ......
The rude part starts with the uninvited "guest". One is justified in becomeing indignant when faced with rudeness.

In other words, you're not being rude sir. They are.
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Just out of curiousity, who do you have pictures of him sitting aorund on your computer..?

Dare I ask if your screen saver or desk top background is the one ˙ou posted above...?

(It is okay, I am liberal and open-minded and your sexual orientation and life style is of no concern to me, really. Don't be shy, come on out, the door is open )
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Yeah, I s'pose so.

In reality the elderly couple that wanders on my boat because they think it is part of a tourist attraction or the sea-wall is just being ignorant and plain stupid.

It has not happened often, but living aboard in St. Thomas where gawking tourists are a dime a dozen, some pilgrims stepped on the wrong boat..
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