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Are you saying they aren't?

Have I been misinformed all these years?

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18 hours ago, Fleetwood said:

They must be an endangered  species in Tassie, the way they protect them.

Wouldn't want them to get damaged!

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Hey, you can see our play house in the background.

To be fair to Kettering Marina, the cleats were there long before the bull rails.

They are on top of a later barrier to stop swell getting into the marina on the left of that “attenuator”.

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On 3/25/2019 at 9:54 AM, Norse Horse said:

Those are a cruel example of a bull rail. They should be soft, pliable and rounded, like grandma's butt on a bar stool...:(

You forgot “And slimey”.

All hail......

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2 hours ago, olaf hart said:

Hey, you can see our play house in the background.

To be fair to Kettering Marina, the cleats were there long before the bull rails.

They are on top of a later barrier to stop swell getting into the marina on the left of that “attenuator”.

The red one to the right? Some playhouse.......

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2 hours ago, Fleetwood said:

The red one to the right? Some playhouse.......

Not the boat, it looks like an old VO 60, been there since the last S2H. Had the engine running this morning, so may be moving out.

we are fixing up an old place in Ferry Rd.

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15 hours ago, olaf hart said:

Not the boat, it looks like an old VO 60, been there since the last S2H. Had the engine running this morning, so may be moving out.

we are fixing up an old place in Ferry Rd.

VO 60? S2H?

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On 4/15/2019 at 3:22 PM, Bull City said:

Thanks. I am such a caveman. It should be obvious that I don't know to tie up to a bull rail.

 

Caveman invented fire and cordless tools...

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Away from the land of Milk and Honey and Cleats and back to the land of stone axes and bull rails. It is kind of a progression: from Anacortes (with nice big galvinized cleats) to Roche Harbor with large, ungainly, splintery wooden cleats, to Van Isle with plain old Splintery Bull Rails. Kind of like stepping back through time from post industrial to pre-industrial to stone age. "Here, tie you line to this stick..."

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Roche only seems to have those dead tree cleats on their guest dock. Elsewhere they have those big galvanized units with the two posts where they bolt down. Given the number of Canadian guests who come through Roche, I suspect it's a kindness to ease them gently into the modern age of line fastening.

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2 hours ago, DDW said:

Away from the land of Milk and Honey and Cleats and back to the land of stone axes and bull rails. It is kind of a progression: from Anacortes (with nice big galvinized cleats) to Roche Harbor with large, ungainly, splintery wooden cleats, to Van Isle with plain old Splintery Bull Rails. Kind of like stepping back through time from post industrial to pre-industrial to stone age. "Here, tie you line to this stick..."

And yet, your back. Is it the beautiful environment, the wonderful people or the repressed, forbidden love of the rail....hmmmm?

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2 hours ago, chester said:

And yet, your back. Is it the beautiful environment, the wonderful people or the repressed, forbidden love of the rail....hmmmm?

It's a bit more relaxing when you know the people around you aren't drunk and packing heat. Drunk, maybe. Armed? Unlikely.

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My new slip has dirty, splintery bull rails. I hate them already. If that makes me un-Canadian then so be it, I also have no interest in hockey, and Tim Horton's is shit. There, I said it.

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6 hours ago, DDW said:

Away from the land of Milk and Honey and Cleats and back to the land of stone axes and bull rails. It is kind of a progression: from Anacortes (with nice big galvinized cleats) to Roche Harbor with large, ungainly, splintery wooden cleats, to Van Isle with plain old Splintery Bull Rails. Kind of like stepping back through time from post industrial to pre-industrial to stone age. "Here, tie you line to this stick..."

Wait, the ice hasn't melted past Hornby Island yet...

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33 minutes ago, PaulinVictoria said:

My new slip has dirty, splintery bull rails. I hate them already. If that makes me un-Canadian then so be it, I also have no interest in hockey, and Tim Horton's is shit. There, I said it.

Welcome to the dark side, Paul. 

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57 minutes ago, PaulinVictoria said:

My new slip has dirty, splintery bull rails. I hate them already. If that makes me un-Canadian then so be it, I also have no interest in hockey, and Tim Horton's is shit. There, I said it.

He hates Timmy!

So you like Nickelback?

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6 hours ago, PaulinVictoria said:

My new slip has dirty, splintery bull rails. I hate them already. If that makes me un-Canadian then so be it, I also have no interest in hockey, and Tim Horton's is shit. There, I said it.

Careful now, they'll boot you to the US if you keep talking like that.

You have incredible sailing scenery where you're at.

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Those redneck southern Canadians might as well be US citizens. Make it official and move up north to the US, the scenery's just as nice!

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8 minutes ago, IStream said:

Those redneck southern Canadians might as well be US citizens. Make it official and move up north to the US, the scenery's just as nice!

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Actually, it isn't up north or just as nice. Due north is still Canada, the scenery is much nicer, and we are thankfully not ruled by Mad King Donald.

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10 minutes ago, Ishmael said:

Actually, it isn't up north or just as nice. Due north is still Canada, the scenery is much nicer, and we are thankfully not ruled by Mad King Donald.

Thanks for pissing in my beer, Ish. We've got at least 2-6 more years of this shit and I'm just trying to get through it.

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39 minutes ago, IStream said:

Thanks for pissing in my beer, Ish. We've got at least 2-6 more years of this shit and I'm just trying to get through it.

:lol:

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9 hours ago, PaulinVictoria said:

Are they the gay cowboys?

I thought they were prairie dogs...

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1 hour ago, IStream said:

Those redneck southern Canadians might as well be US citizens. Make it official and move up north to the US, the scenery's just as nice!

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Hence the visit by the Church or the Holy Cleat...

He is starting with the easy pickin's on VI...:huh:

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Come north we have salmon and Robertson screws to trade with you...:)

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1 hour ago, IStream said:

Thanks for pissing in my beer, Ish. We've got at least 2-6 more years of this shit and I'm just trying to get through it.

4 - 8 years.  Remember he gets a 2 year do-over.

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14 minutes ago, CyberBOB said:

4 - 8 years.  Remember he gets a 2 year do-over.

Fuck it, I'll just plan for the "full FDR".

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20 hours ago, PaulinVictoria said:

Tim Horton's is shit.

Amen, brother! No Special Sauce!

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9 hours ago, Norse Horse said:

Come north we have salmon and Robertson screws to trade with you...:)

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Cream filled!

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The scenery and the Bull Rails - like a train wreck you just can't look away. I was actually trying to get through Bull Rail Land and back Amer'ca. Ish you will note that if you go a little further north and a little further west you are back there. You can see Russia from there I'm told. Trying to get there but my upgrade program has bogged down as boat projects do, so I've stopped off in Sidney for a few weeks. 

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2 hours ago, DDW said:

The scenery and the Bull Rails - like a train wreck you just can't look away. I was actually trying to get through Bull Rail Land and back Amer'ca. Ish you will note that if you go a little further north and a little further west you are back there. You can see Russia from there I'm told. Trying to get there but my upgrade program has bogged down as boat projects do, so I've stopped off in Sidney for a few weeks. 

I'd love to buy you a beer if we can meet up. We leave for points east on Sunday, returning in a couple of weeks, but we may have time.

Note to robbers: we have housesitters and enough cats to keep you sneezing for weeks. Don't even think of it.

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11 hours ago, Ishmael said:

I'd love to buy you a beer if we can meet up. We leave for points east on Sunday, returning in a couple of weeks, but we may have time.

Note to robbers: we have housesitters and enough cats to keep you sneezing for weeks. Don't even think of it.

 

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On 5/6/2019 at 10:52 PM, Norse Horse said:

Wait, the ice hasn't melted past Hornby Island yet...

Lies.

Just got back from a week cruise to Pender Harbour, Lund, Cortes, Desolation, Shoal Bay, Johnson Strait, Robson Bight (no whales), Broughtons and Port McNeill.

No ice anywhere, nothing but clear skies, fair currents and wind on the nose. Yucultas and Dent rapids were a 10 knot sleigh ride with 2 foot deep whirlpools up to 40' across. :blink:

Cleats and no bull rails in Port Mcneill.

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With the weather in the PNW as it is the last week or so, if there were ice it's gone now. Another few years it'll me like the subtropics up there. 

Which marina in Port McNeill? The private one has bull rails as I recall. Not sure about the muni.

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Not sure about the ownership - there seemed to be three separate operations in the harbour. We were only there overnight so I didn't garner any local knowledge.

I did see possibly the best zombie, the best COTB and the best ugly dodger ever, or rather the worst of each, but I didn't have a camera with me. :angry:

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How'd you do all that in a week from West Van, cigarette boat?

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Hunter 38. It was a positioning trip for a trip around the island next month. Motored the whole way and had fair currents of up to 6 knots every day. image.png.693d6212a7e02f86f04a737ff2bc012e.pngimage.png.cae46aa10a024bc083766abb25b849a1.png

It was an easy, comfortable trip - just noisy. The owner had just had 10 grand of electronics installed and wanted to set up and check everything out before the serious part of the trip over Nahwitti bar and down the outside.

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So, you went through the Yaculta and Dent at full tide? A bit balsy in a Hunter 38. 

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Went through Yaculta in a 90 foot power yacht, 20 minutes late (after slack).  Christian Dior China all busted up, Milk and egg slurry washing the floor of the walk-in fridge.  Teak deck furniture banging side to side on the upper deck. Etc.

Owner of boat was driving.  I just cleaned up the mess.  

Steve

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I had no idea we were being so manly - just thought it was exciting. We had the presence of mind to batten down before starting out so only a few books hit the floor.

Of course when I was young and immortal I went through Gabriola pass at full flood on a 20' bilge keeler - mostly because I didn't know any better. Saw a 26' Haida do a full 360 in a whirlpool that time but I was smart enough to stay in the middle where it was smoother.

This time we only got jolted around a bit. It is an eye opener when a 10 ton boat gets yanked about 40 degrees off course by the eddys

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7 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

I had no idea we were being so manly - just thought it was exciting. We had the presence of mind to batten down before starting out so only a few books hit the floor.

Of course when I was young and immortal I went through Gabriola pass at full flood on a 20' bilge keeler - mostly because I didn't know any better. Saw a 26' Haida do a full 360 in a whirlpool that time but I was smart enough to stay in the middle where it was smoother.

This time we only got jolted around a bit. It is an eye opener when a 10 ton boat gets yanked about 40 degrees off course by the eddys

I remember coming out of Princess Louisa when Malibu was running on a good ebb when I was young and foolish.  Tide was pretty low, thought I was going to snap my tiller trying to make the corner before the rock.

It was in the days before GPS, but would have loved to know what my SOG was.

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That 'splains it.  I took a few of those at moderate current.  Sporty but very gratifying with 6-7 knots boats peed (I think I'll leave that Freudian typo right there) and 5 or 7 knots current.  Don't know if its proper practice but I figured, with my lack of keel, if I pulled the dagger board up 7/8 it would reduce skittering.  Maybe like a skate bug on a pond; above it all.   Also engine  wound up, on high.   It worked, I'm still here.

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On 5/13/2019 at 6:21 PM, SloopJonB said:

Hunter 38. It was a positioning trip for a trip around the island next month. Motored the whole way and had fair currents of up to 6 knots every day. image.png.693d6212a7e02f86f04a737ff2bc012e.pngimage.png.cae46aa10a024bc083766abb25b849a1.png

It was an easy, comfortable trip - just noisy. The owner had just had 10 grand of electronics installed and wanted to set up and check everything out before the serious part of the trip over Nahwitti bar and down the outside.

We took some advice, skipped Nahwitti, and went inside the kelp close to shore, no issues at all. Biggest bull kelp I have ever seen.

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Bull Rail Nation.

Vancouver Island and her satellite  islands push to become Canada's 11th province to preserve the bull rail way of life.

https://www.vicnews.com/news/vancouver-island-party-lays-out-its-declaration-of-independence-from-bc/

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https://www.pqbnews.com/news/how-the-vancouver-island-flag-flew-under-the-radar-for-over-a-century/

Check out Seattle's city flag at the end of the article in this link. Sooke’s ‘foreign flag’ flies proudly in the town’s centre – Victoria News

 

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1 hour ago, Norse Horse said:

Bull Rail Nation.

Vancouver Island and her satellite  islands push to become Canada's 11th province to preserve the bull rail way of life.

https://www.vicnews.com/news/vancouver-island-party-lays-out-its-declaration-of-independence-from-bc/

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https://www.pqbnews.com/news/how-the-vancouver-island-flag-flew-under-the-radar-for-over-a-century/

Check out Seattle's city flag at the end of the article in this link. Sooke’s ‘foreign flag’ flies proudly in the town’s centre – Victoria News

 

Bridge to the mainland, free ferries, light rail part of newly launched political party vision for becoming Canada's 11th province.

Bridge to the mainland, free ferries? Fuck that, we'll be inundated by homeless people and tourists.

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Some people have too much time on their hands.

Are there any ex-Rhinoceros party members involved.

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Yes, with a federal election in 4 months, far better to just separate from Canada, declare a distinct society or a colony of Britain, control sea access to Vancouver and Seattle with armed sternwheelers, abolish speed limits on the island highway, declare Whiskey Golf open to passage and invite Apple to set up corporate headquarters.

Long live the Queen.

 

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On 6/23/2019 at 10:57 AM, Ishmael said:

Bridge to the mainland, free ferries, light rail part of newly launched political party vision for becoming Canada's 11th province.

Bridge to the mainland, free ferries? Fuck that, we'll be inundated by homeless people and tourists.

How about only free to leave?

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On 6/24/2019 at 10:09 AM, Norse Horse said:

Yes, with a federal election in 4 months, far better to just separate from Canada, declare a distinct society or a colony of Britain, control sea access to Vancouver and Seattle with armed sternwheelers, abolish speed limits on the island highway, declare Whiskey Golf open to passage and invite Apple to set up corporate headquarters.

Long live the Queen.

 

You got my vote.

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10 hours ago, PaulinVictoria said:

You got my vote.

I'm going to use the flag as my avatar of the new Dominion.

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What happened to DDW, he was on a voyage north to the Aleutians seeking the source of the bull rails in far eastern Russia.

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I think DDW just left Anacortes for points unknown.

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DDW was headed to Skagway. But so far has gotten only as far as Sidney. Boat projects......

Last 4 weeks spent in Washington, the Land of Milk and Honey and Cleats. Tied up simply and efficiently to lovely, galvanized steel Cleats (Say Hallelujah and Amen!). Within two days the descent into turpitude was complete: Roche Harbor with their splintery wooden cleats, then Van Isle with the Evil Incarnate bull rails. My clean and pristine braided dock lines were defiled, slimed, and splintered by the Devil Bull Rails at the first docking.

I'm taking a slight vacation from the vacation to race gliders, then back to continue North. There is a reason George Vancouver gave all of those dreary and depressing names to islands, bays, and points: Godless Bull Rails everywhere he went, and not a Heavenly Cleat in sight. Depression from them led to his death shortly after his return, but the evidence has been destroyed by the Bull Rail conspiracy. 

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2 hours ago, DDW said:

DDW was headed to Skagway. But so far has gotten only as far as Sidney. Boat projects......

Last 4 weeks spent in Washington, the Land of Milk and Honey and Cleats. Tied up simply and efficiently to lovely, galvanized steel Cleats (Say Hallelujah and Amen!). Within two days the descent into turpitude was complete: Roche Harbor with their splintery wooden cleats, then Van Isle with the Evil Incarnate bull rails. My clean and pristine braided dock lines were defiled, slimed, and splintered by the Devil Bull Rails at the first docking.

I'm taking a slight vacation from the vacation to race gliders, then back to continue North. There is a reason George Vancouver gave all of those dreary and depressing names to islands, bays, and points: Godless Bull Rails everywhere he went, and not a Heavenly Cleat in sight. Depression from them led to his death shortly after his return, but the evidence has been destroyed by the Bull Rail conspiracy. 

Blasphemer I say, you shall be sent asunder and your skin raked over a thousand miles of the holiest of all holy Bullrails. All hail the most high and mighty Bullrail!

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On 7/1/2019 at 7:25 AM, DDW said:

DDW was headed to Skagway. But so far has gotten only as far as Sidney. Boat projects......

Last 4 weeks spent in Washington, the Land of Milk and Honey and Cleats. Tied up simply and efficiently to lovely, galvanized steel Cleats (Say Hallelujah and Amen!). Within two days the descent into turpitude was complete: Roche Harbor with their splintery wooden cleats, then Van Isle with the Evil Incarnate bull rails. My clean and pristine braided dock lines were defiled, slimed, and splintered by the Devil Bull Rails at the first docking.

I'm taking a slight vacation from the vacation to race gliders, then back to continue North. There is a reason George Vancouver gave all of those dreary and depressing names to islands, bays, and points: Godless Bull Rails everywhere he went, and not a Heavenly Cleat in sight. Depression from them led to his death shortly after his return, but the evidence has been destroyed by the Bull Rail conspiracy. 

Captain Vancouver was depressed that the Spaniards beat him to the cartography. By the time he showed up, he had to head north to fresh mapping. His beads, trinkets and cleats offered to the natives were all rejected, as others who came before plied these trading items. His sloppy seconds to the Spaniards and his failure to take bull rail technology back to England were his greatest failures...:unsure:

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Reporting from Ucluelet, where the offspring of a bull rail and a cleat have multiplied. I give you...the bull cleat.

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1 minute ago, Ishmael said:

Reporting from Ucluelet, where the offspring of a bull rail and a cleat have multiplied. I give you...the bull cleat.

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BLASPHEMY! Get there behind me.

(Good find, @Ishmael)

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Those are semi invisible bull rails...there should be a sign posted for the tourists...just sayin

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On 7/2/2019 at 7:09 PM, Norse Horse said:

Never seen a wolf swim before but I've seen a doe and fawns swim whitewater. Interesting to note the seal following the wolf in.

Island Bull Rail Deer beware, heh heh... Wolf videotaped swimming to shore in Campbell River

Videotaped?  Really? I guess docking apparatus isn't the only thing that's a little backward up north... :P

I used to have an office window that looked out on one of a group of sandbar islands in the Columbia River.  Massive goose nesting area.  Once every few years, coyotes would swim out there and decimate the nests on an island.  Then swim back to shore after all the food flew away.  They must have not liked to swim very much, or they'd have been out there every year.  

I once saw a herd of White-Tailed Deer swim across the river there.  The big buck literally forced the others into the water at antler point.  Then he jumped in and lead the way across.  But.  He didn't realize that he was the only one of them strong enough to swim against the current.  All the others were getting swept downstream, behind his back.  When he finally looked back, you could just see the little thought-bubble pop up above his head, "Well, fuck...!"  And he went swimming downstream, trying to catch up with the rest.  

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16 hours ago, Ishmael said:

Reporting from Ucluelet, where the offspring of a bull rail and a cleat have multiplied. I give you...the bull cleat.

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Looks to me that someone needed some firewood, saw some bull rails........

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19 hours ago, toddster said:

Videotaped?  Really? I guess docking apparatus isn't the only thing that's a little backward up north... :P

I used to have an office window that looked out on one of a group of sandbar islands in the Columbia River.  Massive goose nesting area.  Once every few years, coyotes would swim out there and decimate the nests on an island.  Then swim back to shore after all the food flew away.  They must have not liked to swim very much, or they'd have been out there every year.  

I once saw a herd of White-Tailed Deer swim across the river there.  The big buck literally forced the others into the water at antler point.  Then he jumped in and lead the way across.  But.  He didn't realize that he was the only one of them strong enough to swim against the current.  All the others were getting swept downstream, behind his back.  When he finally looked back, you could just see the little thought-bubble pop up above his head, "Well, fuck...!"  And he went swimming downstream, trying to catch up with the rest.  

You mean Super 8 is dead?:blink:

Wintering elk in Brackendale Eagles Prov Park cross the much smaller Squamish river to escape  the wolves and coyotes...they don't seem to want to swim that ice cold water or be swept by the current. This was 4 houses down from our old place where i walked the dogs. Not quite as spectacular as the view from your office but it was a short walk away to nature. I have it on VHS!

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22 hours ago, Norse Horse said:

Those are semi invisible bull rails...there should be a sign posted for the tourists...just sayin

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Been a long time since I achieved invisibility.   Usually takes repeated applications of an extra special rum to do that!

That sign should be at the end of every bar.

- Stumbling

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49 minutes ago, stumblingthunder said:

Been a long time since I achieved invisibility.   Usually takes repeated applications of an extra special rum to do that!

That sign should be at the end of every bar.

- Stumbling

Catnip has the same effect.

Invisible shopping cart

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On ‎7‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 8:25 AM, DDW said:

.... My clean and pristine braided dock lines were defiled, slimed, and splintered by the Devil Bull Rails at the first docking.

DDW, every time that I pass your boat I hear you loudly, wishfully, playing the Pink Floyd song that has the words:

     Ooh, I need a dirty woman
     Ooh, I need a dirty girl
     Will some woman in this desert land
     Make me feel like a real man?

So is it any wonder that your lines feel the same craving way???? :wub:

(p.s., you really should take some singing lessons; because your sing-along voice is several keys <octaves?> too high ^_^)

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Until 2:17, this a very easy to watch video of a lovely little daysailer that was posted on another thread by Black Jack:

 

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Lund alert...T shirts selling for 45 cdn, some robbery going on. Mega yachts make a nice breakwater on the outer floats. No garbage cans there but they pay people to walk around and clean up after the tourists. What a sunset glistening off the polished bull rails worn smooth and clean as a piece of furniture.

Big shout out to the harbour master of Powell River, on thursday, who took our dog to the vet when the taxi refused the emergency trip needed as they were too busy.

One lovely old zombie next door and a new CG vessel to admire here. That and a funny looking building housing the sailing school.

All hail the rail...

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I don't begrudge those place their high prices. Just look at what they have to do to get the products there. Minimum of two ferry rides and no discounts just because they live there.

I haven't seen anyone getting rich running those kind of places around here. In fact they seem to have a lot of difficulty just keeping the lights on.

Lund is literally the end of the line - the farthest that "Highway 101" goes North.

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Did you notice the only nice thing on that boat is a new stern light? Strange priorities.

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11 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

I don't begrudge those place their high prices. Just look at what they have to do to get the products there. Minimum of two ferry rides and no discounts just because they live there.

I haven't seen anyone getting rich running those kind of places around here. In fact they seem to have a lot of difficulty just keeping the lights on.

Lund is literally the end of the line - the farthest that "Highway 101" goes North.

My shock was more profound when I found my wife had bought 2.:lol::lol: The fabric is nice, give them the pass this time. No shortage of guests up there with the patios full. All the nice second homes up there with people in town for dinner. Fancy cars everywhere.

10 hours ago, IStream said:

Hope your critter is okay.

I saw blood in her pee in the morning and she wouldn't eat, nose was warm. I had to carry her off the boat but she walked on her own. Bladder infection, she must have had it a couple days, her white blood cell count was very high. Needle at the vet and antibiotics with a strong dosage. Revisit next week, vet said ok to travel, no overnight observation.

Thx, me too.

3 hours ago, Ishmael said:

Did you notice the only nice thing on that boat is a new stern light? Strange priorities.

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That side is all tarped off now, not a good sign. She is an old beauty.

There are some other ones in the links below from the RVYC archives. I read about a yacht race from Vancouver to Texada back in the days. There were some trophies, even. The old yachts are all likely gone now but there are some wonderful pics and maybe memories for some of these boats.

Texada Vancouver Yacht Race Annals_Section3_Racing.pdf

Texada Vancouver Yacht race Annals_Section6_Miscellaneous.pdf

 

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We are in Secret Cove, named along with Smugglers Cove for the rum running. The boiler for the still is still visible on the shore on the east side of Texada. Secret Cove is a dual diose with cleats along the main docks and bull rails on the fingers so you may state your religious preferences on 66a.

Those abstaining can choose to anchor on good fridays.:)

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On 8/16/2019 at 9:38 AM, Norse Horse said:

Lund alert...T shirts selling for 45 cdn, some robbery going on. Mega yachts make a nice breakwater on the outer floats.

 

Mega yachts are not allowed on the dock or breakwater at Lund. Maybe you were lost? Or you call a 50' a mega yacht?

There is a glimmer of hope: Kwatsi Bay has removed the bull rails and installed cleats since last time we were through. Port McNeill muni docks have cleats along with the bull rails, though it is a half hearted effort. Cleats at Echo Bay. North of there not much though. We've gotten to Bella Bella so far, continuing north in the pursuit of cleats.

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11 minutes ago, DDW said:

We've gotten to Bella Bella so far, continuing north in the pursuit of cleats.

This is in your powerboat now?

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5 hours ago, DDW said:

Mega yachts are not allowed on the dock or breakwater at Lund. Maybe you were lost? Or you call a 50' a mega yacht?

There is a glimmer of hope: Kwatsi Bay has removed the bull rails and installed cleats since last time we were through. Port McNeill muni docks have cleats along with the bull rails, though it is a half hearted effort. Cleats at Echo Bay. North of there not much though. We've gotten to Bella Bella so far, continuing north in the pursuit of cleats.

It was a 57 so not a mega as you pointed out. Not lost, the wife is choosing our destinations. The mega yachts were Bella Sogno at Powell River and here at Secret Cove, Sinbad came in this afternoon. Her name plate is lit up like a restaurant sign...so charter guests can navigate the dock at night. There is a nice Tartan 370 at the docks with Japanese crew.

edit...I'll get a pic tomorrow of how they tie to bull rails. Most are double half hitch from an underside bight and a few led back to the boat cleats.

https://www.yachtcharterfleet.com/luxury-charter-yacht-47405/bella-sogno.htm

https://www.yachtcharterfleet.com/luxury-charter-yacht-22799/sinbad.htm

 

Sinbad Charter Yacht

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Rough calculation - that big Hat takes $40 grand to gas up - for 2K miles at reduced speed. $20/mile just for fuel at best economy. :blink:

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Looking Forward to the Invention of Carbon Capturing in Canada.

A small Squamish company, not far from the carbon capturing bull rails of our yc, have designed something better than cleats or sliced cheese. Warning the article may be considered left but the story will interest you. https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/08/16/David-Keith-Carbon-Removal-Moonshot/

Did you know margarine was banned in BC? go to no5, past the shark attacks.... might explain why there are so few cleats. On BC Day, a Look at Five Wacky Stories from the Province’s Past | The Tyee

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On 8/17/2019 at 8:48 PM, Norse Horse said:

edit...I'll get a pic tomorrow of how they tie to bull rails. Most are double half hitch from an underside bight and a few led back to the boat cleats.

Don't need pics as I am well aware of how to tie to bull rails. Passing under and two half hitches is not the best way. Doubling back to the cleats gives perhaps the best chance of being able to sweat the lines tight, but still a very poor third to a decent cleat.

Speaking of cleats, the newish marina at Cow Bay in P.R. has cleats and only cleats - so there is some civilization in the wilderness. Going to sit out the gale warning for tomorrow here and then cross the Dixon. 

Two nights ago, in Lowe Inlet, 131' motorsomething with some idiots on board. Came over in their dinghy and tried to drop crab traps well within our swinging circle. What exactly is wrong with people these days?

On our own (little) motorboat, we've done about 660 miles so far this trip, and burned about 200 gallons. Hardly Prius territory, but I can count the days we could have sailed the sailboat on one hand and have a few fingers left. 

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