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So I go down to the boat last night to do a little cleaning, turn on my hose that I had just used Sunday night to rinse the boat, and find half a dozens holes in the hose. Upon further inspection the holes turn out to be cuts, way too deep and sharp to be an accident.

After thinking about it for a while I remembered a couple of times coming to the dock and finding my hose all pushed into the water. I think there is some psycho on my dock that doesn't like the way I coil my hose.

I may not be the neatest hose coiler and it may stray into the walkway or across the dock, but to damage the hose is out of line. A quick "hey dude, I almost tripped over your hose, could you just make sure its out of the way - thanks" woulda worked.

But I guess I should expect this from people on the dock where they spend a beautiful Saturday powerwashing the wood dock (that they don't even own) instead of going out on the lake. They spend more time cleaning than actually using the boats.

Bill (convicor) knows what psychos they are. He "borrowed" an empty slip for a night after Jacks and around 9:30 another dude from down the dock was all frantic that someone was in the slip and that the owners were due back at 10am. Sure enough, 10am they pull in. Fortunatly Bill had moved the boat to avoid an incident.

Not all the people are crazy. I like a few of them. Regardless, I think I'm going to move my well. Don't want the hose idiot to start damaging my boat.
 

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Set up a spy camera.
 

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That is very unfortunate. Some people can just be so rude. When your on the water your supposed to be laid back. I am floored that people pull this crap
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After the party I had down there Saturday night after the bar my well might be open they were talking about kicking me out.
 

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Btenn, I'll move my boat down by yours and we can kick everyone else out. (or at least scare 'em away).
 

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It's unbelievable that somebody would be so childish to do that!

I think the spy cam might be a good idea too.
I hope that if you report the guy that somethings done.
 

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Deuce, You're at Emerald right?
There are some strange things that happen there.
I went out to my boat a few weeks ago and found 2 extra hoses sitting in front of my boat. No idea where they came from. Oh well. I guess it's safe to have 4 hoses
 

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The D dock take things pretty serious a....

Btenn do you think there really going to kick you out? Was it the amount of people there or what?
 

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QUOTE(rerun @ Jun 25 2003, 10:11 AM)The D dock take things pretty serious a....

Btenn do you think there really going to kick you out? Was it the amount of people there or what?
I hope I straightend things out but I think I`m on double secret probation. <_<
 

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I would have told you to move your goddam hose. To just cut it without ever saying anything is sort of cowardly. But nothing, hose, line, etc. should be on a dock that might cause someone to trip.

But for your part, you seem to realize the hose was in the way - why not hang it under the dock? You should always consider whether the things you do in a marina have a negative impact on others, without expecting everyone has to come to you and explain that you're a pain in the a$$.

I'll give you a for-instance - last weekend my wife said she wants to start using a bungee to secure our extra cooler to the end of our finger dock when we head out on the lake instead of having it on board. Our friend does this and she thinks it would be great to free up a little space on board. But I pointed out that our buddy has no one next to him so the fact that he leaves something on the dock doesn't inconvenience a neighbor. We do have a boat in the slip that shares our finger dock and although they could still board with the cooler where my wife suggested putting it, it would be a potential inconvenience and should simply be avoided. I'm not going to leave it there and figure it's OK as long as he doesn't complain. That attitude along guarantees a person will be disliked.

Now, as for your friend "borrowing" a well for the night - marinas aren't in business to lend out space. At our marina, they charge 35 bucks a night to stay and you don't just slide into a vacant slip and take up residence because your friend is there. Those people who came and told your pal to move it were absolutely in the right. I'm surprised you would even mention that as if they were wrong to say anything.
 

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QUOTE(boatmonkey @ Jun 25 2003, 10:35 AM)I would have told you to move your goddam hose. To just cut it without ever saying anything is sort of cowardly. But nothing, hose, line, etc. should be on a dock that might cause someone to trip.

But for your part, you seem to realize the hose was in the way - why not hang it under the dock? You should always consider whether the things you do in a marina have a negative impact on others, without expecting everyone has to come to you and explain that you're a pain in the a$$.

I'll give you a for-instance - last weekend my wife said she wants to start using a bungee to secure our extra cooler to the end of our finger dock when we head out on the lake instead of having it on board. Our friend does this and she thinks it would be great to free up a little space on board. But I pointed out that our buddy has no one next to him so the fact that he leaves something on the dock doesn't inconvenience a neighbor. We do have a boat in the slip that shares our finger dock and although they could still board with the cooler where my wife suggested putting it, it would be a potential inconvenience and should simply be avoided. I'm not going to leave it there and figure it's OK as long as he doesn't complain. That attitude along guarantees a person will be disliked.

Now, as for your friend "borrowing" a well for the night - marinas aren't in business to lend out space. At our marina, they charge 35 bucks a night to stay and you don't just slide into a vacant slip and take up residence because your friend is there. Those people who came and told your pal to move it were absolutely in the right. I'm surprised you would even mention that as if they were wrong to say anything.
Dude, are you on D-dock?, sounds like you have a bumper shoved up your *ss. Relax, its boating, don't be so anal, you supposed to be having a good time.

It's not like my hose was set up as a trip line, it may have strayed a bit. There are lines, hoses, shorepower lines all over the docks. Some of the people on the dock have large benches, grills, chairs, umbrellas all over the place.

As for another person on the dock worrying about someone in another well - mind your g-damn business, you don't own the dock, if emerald city gets in a tiff over it then they have the right. There are people pulling in all over that docks, buddies of theirs and such. I knew these people were going to be gone all night - no harm no foul. He wasn't taking up permanant residence, safer to sleep off a few beers than to say, sorry cant stay here, my anal neighbors half way down the dock thinks it their business to police the marina.

As for this a$$ that cut my hose - the cut hose is now going to be all over the dock, im not going to move it or anything, im buying a coil hose and keeping it in my locked dock box. If I did know and had proof who did it I be in the water with an auger some night drilling a nice hole in his hull.

Are you the type that measures your neighbors grass to make sure its not a quarter inch over the association bylaw limits? Xanax, valium, prozac, try em, might help you relax.
 
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