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In Topic: Fu-c-( San Francisco bay!! I need to get my boat OUT!!

26 June 2016 - 03:36 PM

While I have to believe that times have changed, and FastB may want to weigh in here...


I lived hassle free in two different marinas in Sausalito for 6 years in the last years of the 90's. Sneak-Aboard


Zero problems at all.  I was super nice to the harbormaster and helped solve/point out any concerns that would help the harbormaster in ways that simply made his job easier.  (not being a busy-body)


Storms I would walk the dock and tie up loose boats and furlers. (this seemed to be a big help)


Boat was kept super tidy and was used frequently.  (again important as that the squatters seemed to have more trouble)


I made blackout curtains, but I suspect that it made little difference...  I showered aboard, but did use the coin operated washing machines.


Vehicles moved regularly, and never sat in one spot for more than a week at most. (and kept washed)


Always always pay on time.


There was more I'm sure, but you get the point.


Awesome time and experience.  I loved taking the ferries to and from the city for work.


I say go for it, and if you get booted, go politely to a different marina or put it on a truck and have it towed somewhere else.  Hauling is not hard or expensive in the grand scheme of things. 

In Topic: Sail Swag

16 June 2016 - 05:38 AM

Hang on a sec...


Isn't this a rip-off of http://www.lemonandline.com/    Design and concept.


Who is an advertiser here to keep the lights on...

In Topic: I need ideas for entertainment - STAT!

14 June 2016 - 10:32 PM

Angry Birds?


Or you could take in one of these...  Friggin thing is impossible, and driving me mildly nuts. (no I won't youtube the solution)



In Topic: Bretagne - Laid to Rest at 16

09 June 2016 - 01:05 AM

Sorry if I'm tuning in late, but is CapVibrator = randumb?


I have 0 folks on ignore, but thinking about adding one...  



In Topic: What's in Yer Wallet ?? Yer Credit Score could be Eating it Away

06 June 2016 - 11:55 PM


When I evaluated prospective renters for our rental property recently, credit rating was only about 10% the equation for me.  I think its way over valued in many situations.  I am looking for a stable situation ie not having to deal with finding another renter any time soon, and given the crappy score of my current tenants, they certainly wont qualify for a mortgage anytime soon! They are 10 for 10 on paying rent on time thus far.  My last tenants had enough cash and income that I didnt even bother running their scores.  Not a single late rent check in 3 years...


Call me crazy, I think having a few conversations with someone is a far better way to judge them than a credit score.


A resume is one thing, and interview something else..  One thing I do is walk them to their car....  If the car is clean and appears to be well maintained... to me is a pretty good indicator..  Hasn't failed me yet.


NACRA...  Heaven help me if I need a loan/rental from you.  My Jeep is a dusty salty mess.  I've abandoned all hope on the interior with an infant and a dog who seriously sheds more fur than 10 alpacas. (and swims in salt water) I have phantom gummy fruit smelling globules in odd places...  Thanks kid...  and the carpets were removed in a fur abatement effort.  Fail...  Top off and doors off (just the front ones) have not blown out the fur or dust.


Don't get me started on the seagull event...  :-(


I vacuum regularly, but to little effect.  Could I detail more?  Possibly.  But no.


Walk me to my Jeep and I will show you a well maintained mechanical machine, but a disaster in hygiene.   Seriously it's bad.


So far the dog slobber on the back windows I will view as a theft deterrent.  :-)