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Old 02-02-2005, 05:28 AM
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I as mentioned on my last post I hate having someone tangle their lines with mine when they leave so that when I try to dock I have a rat nest to fix while I am trying to dock.



I also do not like having someone that is extremely bad at boating next to me in general. I get nervous for my boat when ever I am not there because who knows what that person next to you is capable of doing while your not there to protect your baby.



I guess I have others but these are my worst.

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Old 02-02-2005, 08:21 AM
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As a dockmaster, I've got dozens of pet peeves.

1. People who clutter up the dock with their junk so no one can get by.
2. People who throw their lines across the dock when they leave so everyone else can trip over them.
3. People who leave their dinghies in their slip so they fill with rainwater.
4. People who chain things, like a dinghy, to fragile parts of the dock, like the waterline or power line, rather than a cleat.
5. Children.
6. People who "decorate" their slip with "Welcome to the Rivah" signs and thermometers and painted life rings and other miscellaneous nautical crap.
7. People who don't pay their rent on time and b*tch about how the marina isn't perfect.
8. People who bring fuel-soaked rags in from the fuel dock when there is a trash can right next to the pump just for that purpose.
9. People who expect lienency with their rent because they are going through financially hard times (Sell the boat, moron!)
10. People who complain about how there isn't enough swing room between the next dock and their own (because they can't drive their boat).
11. People who can't drive their boat.
12. People who use their boat as a condominium; they come down and sit on it every weekend but never take it out (this is very bad for the marina because they never buy any fuel!).
13. New tenants who try to throw their weight around; "I'm a slipholder!"
14. Old tenants who think they own the joint and don't think there is a waiting list a dozen people long who I can set straight from the beginning.
15. People who don't understand "Because I said so" is perfectly valid and plenty of reason to terminate their lease.
16. People who don't realize I am the Great I Am.
17. Transients who think it's ok to tie up to our docks for half the day and not pay.
18. Random people that come into the marina by boat and want a key to our restrooms (we require a signed form and $50 from our TENANTS, and you want me to just GIVE you a key?!)
19. People who never buy gas and complain about the price of fuel.
20. People who buy lots of gas, get big discounts, and still complain about the price of fuel, as if, I personally, am a member of OPEC.

Need I go on?
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I have several. First of which are geese, I don't believe that needs any explaination. It really bothers me when friends are over and allow their kids to run carelessly on the docks, I've seen a lot of people really get hurt when they trip over or stump their toe on cleat. Another is inexperienced boaters, as well as some experience, who can't grasp the idea of docking the boats so that the bow faces the entrance of the cove to keep them from getting beat against the docks whenever a large cruiser comes by. I mounted additional cleats on my dock so that I can run spring lines whenever I am docked for a long period of time, it never fails that someone will unhook a bow or stern line under the impression of "whats up with all this rope" resulting in me spending great amounts of time polishing out scuffs. The biggest of all has got to be the bass fishermen who constantly throw jigs on and around my dock, often resulting in lures laying on the dock. It hasn't happened on my dock yet, but I know of several people who have stepped on trebble hooks becuase of this, which I cant imagine would in anyway be a pleasant experience.
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:33 AM
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#1. People who can't drive their boat.

#2. People who don't have PFD's on their children.

#3. DOCKMASTERS who have the attitude in #16. above! GET A GRIP!

#4. Messy people and messy boats
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:00 AM
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Hey MubikS,
Sounds like you need a different job....
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:11 AM
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People who leave their marine radio on all night.
People who insist on getting drunk and fighting all nite.
People who are too lazy to pump out their smelly holding tank.
The list is endless.
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HEDJUG - 2/2/2005 10:00 AM

Hey MubikS,
Sounds like you need a different job....
..."Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays..."
MubikS, I would be happy to discuss a trade of jobs for a week. I was an assistant dockmaster in NC just out of college and we had our share of SOB's, but a bad day at the marina beats the mess out of my best day here at the office.
My worst was always the capn's who would come back from fishing drunk and bang the 60' Viking or 55' Hatteras around the fender piles and finger piers like a bumper car, I shouted at one one day, and told him to have a seat and just let me park it. I guess there is still no dumba$$ vaccine.

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Old 02-02-2005, 09:24 AM
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Note to self:

Do not stay at mubikS's marina!



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I hate it when a older guy in a huge Fountain pulls up with a boatload of strippers and 2 OZ's of coke and asks me if I can give him a hand.....that really sucks.....
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ReelNauti - 2/2/2005 10:24 AM

Note to self:

Do not stay at mubikS's marina!




And I thought we had some grumps in our area, damn.
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:54 AM
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I have no pet peeves, if I am at the marina I am not at work and I am surrounded by wise and thoughtful boaters.



I almost forgot the ones that get drunk and fight as opposed to getting drunk and dancing or sleeping like my friends. Oh yeah and the ones that can't drive there boats and the ones that don't drive there boats.



This message is to be taken as satire as in that we were all unkowning baffoons the first time we ran a boat.

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crackerasscracker - 2/2/2005 10:37 AM

I hate it when a older guy in a huge Fountain pulls up with a boatload of strippers and 2 OZ's of coke and asks me if I can give him a hand.....that really sucks.....
Damn, Cracker....
That's the last time I ask YOU for a favor!
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:27 PM
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Ok guys, I'll retract # 16. Sorry if I sounded like a grump... I work Wednesday to Sunday so today is my Monday.

What I mean is this... I don't charge anyone for anything they aren't getting, but I don't give away free rent just because you want.

Example: I call a woman to tell her that she is at the top of the waiting list. She is allowed a reasonable amount of time to look it over and accept the slip, but once she says she wants it, she is financially responsible. It takes her another month for her to return her contract, which is grounds for dismissal in and of itself. When I receive it, it is accompanied by the invoice I sent all marked up and changed. Suddenly the slipholder gets to decide what she pays for the slip.

Would you ever mark up your electricity bill, or your phone bill, and send it back with only the amount you think you should pay?? Or would you tell your landlord you don't think you should have to pay that much and this is what you're going to pay now?
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Thats OK mubikS, we understand.

You know, I forgot what REALLY ticks me off sometimes! When those darn strippers get to drinkin' n carryin' on in my neighbor's hot tub all naked and I have to go over and tell them to sshhhhhhhhhh. They always have lots of cold beer for me too. MAN that ticks me off!!!!
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The only thing that pi$$es me off about my marina: The hot chicks are always wearing clothes.
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Dockmasters with Mubik's attitude
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MubikS........

You're a classic reason boat owners are looking for alternatives to renting slips!
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what, is an apology worth nothing to you guys?
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My biggest pet peve: returning from an evening of boating to find someone in my slip. Has happened on more than one occasion. These are secure slips, but the restaurant feels free to give out the combination. My usual approach is to tie up to the offending boat. Strategicaly place any left over bait in difficult to find locations on said boat. Walk into the restaurant. They almost always know the offending party. Approach the offending party. Politley ask them to move their boat. They almost always ask me if I can wait. Depending on my time frame, this is answered with a sure, you buy me and my party all the food and drink we want, this is an expensive retaurant. One guy said sure, when he was done, I walked out with him, removed the bait from his boat, got a ton of laughs from his group, and he went on his way.

On two other occasions it came down to me telling him he had 5 minutes to remove his boat or I would have no choice but to move it myself. When the guy gets to his boat ask him if he can read. There are no less than 4 large signs this guy walked by forbidding him to tie up in the slips. Always makes me nervous that this joker is going to damage my property when I am not around.

One other pet peve. If you borrow someones hose. Really I don't mind. Return it as neatly coiled as you foud it.

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The stripper that sunbathes topless on the boat next to mine.
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