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Old 13-03-2015, 18:05   #31
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Boating pet peeves? Red sky in morning...

Need I say more?
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Old 13-03-2015, 18:18   #32
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I sure like a64pilot's tip to paint the stick flat black!
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Push the dowel through a cork?
Yeah.....drill through a champagne cork, insert dowel and fasten with glue or epoxy.
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"Red sky in morning..."
Need I say more?

Yes, please. I don't get it.
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Old 13-03-2015, 21:17   #35
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Ann T. Cate, I will never ever be able to hear somebody holler "STARBOARD" again with out breaking out in the giggles!!
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"Red sky in morning..."
Need I say more?

Yes, please. I don't get it.
And old poem to give an indication of coming weather.

Red sky in morning, sailor take warning.
Red sky at night, sailors delight.

Because rain and weather systems often come from the west (tropical systems aside) so seeing the sun at sunset indicates a clear sky to the west so no clouds and good weather. Red sky in the morning a clear sky to the east but the sun shinning on the clouds to the west giving red and indicating clouds and possible weather on the way.
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And old poem to give an indication of coming weather.

Red sky in morning, sailor take warning.
Red sky at night, sailors delight.

Because rain and weather systems often come from the west (tropical systems aside) so seeing the sun at sunset indicates a clear sky to the west so no clouds and good weather. Red sky in the morning a clear sky to the east but the sun shinning on the clouds to the west giving red and indicating clouds and possible weather on the way.
I was just about to respond when I noticed your post. Thanks for helping him out. You saved me a little typing time.

Actually, we learned it in reverse. "Red sky at night..."
Just thought I'd start with the second half, which is my pet peeve.
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You were not anchored in the channel were you?

If you anchor among lobster (or crab) pots, you run that risk.

Worse is when you unknowingly anchor over a crabber's trot line because you can't see the end markers (they can be a half mile long) and he threatens to cut your rode. Those guys don't have much of a sense of humor.
No, I'd never intentionally anchor in the channel. I'm talking about our mooring field where lobster pots are all over, as they are generally in New England. And some are smack in the middle of the marked channels. Don't know if from dragging or intentionally. And the harbormaster surely looks the other way. May be he gets free lobsters from the pot owners, who knows. Privately I was told by a mooring company staff (stating the obvious rule I guess) that one is allowed to cut such channel tresspassing pot bouys but people usually leave them alone unless they foul the prop.

Also if one avoided lobster pots in this area there would be no place to moor or anchor whatsoever. The state only charges $50/yr for a 10 pot permit. So every yahoo and his uncle gets one and drops his 10 pots and then proceeds not to even checking them for months. Never mind properly servicing them, etc.
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Another one is when you go out sailing with your buddies and stumble upon a perfect private little cove to take your Admiral to for a little afternoon fun. Next weekend you and the Admiral sail there in anticipation of a private picnic and other delights only to find a bunch of teen power boaters blasting radios and throwing beer showers at each other. Then, the next time you're with your buddies and the Admniral is ashore the cove is empty again. Argghhh.
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There aren't a lot of multihulls around the PNW (yet) so when we're anchored we often get "Lookie Lou's" at very close quarters.

We have chain/rode and use a bridle from each ama to keep the boat from sailing at anchor.

Those rubberneckers often motor right over our rode, missing it by inches while they smile and wave.
When I point to the anchor rode, they always look at me with a puzzled expression.
We haven't lost it yet, but it seems like only a matter of time.
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My Pet Peeve is people who have pet peeves about the most inconsequential crap.

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Wakes by power boats when there's ocean's of room for them to pass safely.
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My Pet Peeve is people who have pet peeves about the most inconsequential crap.

Jesus, we're on boats - lighten up a little... Life is good...


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Hey...it's entertainment. Sure boating is awesome but it's interesting to hear about the small oddball details. I don't think anyone here is developing ulcers over a pet peeves.
I've been living aboard full time for 12 years and one complaint is about all I have to share. And it's about a dipstick on an engine, not about the lifestyle.
I love the lifestyle.
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My pet peeve is about the dipsticks on the dock an in the anchorage.

Or is that stipdicks?
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