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Old 02-22-2014, 02:08 PM   #21
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I think our money would be more cost effectively spent if we bought our "Admirals" presents for Christmas instead of tools. No wonder there's so many single guys on this forum. We hardly ever do buoys but when we do I'm the one hang'in over the bow fuss'in with the buoy ring.

Mark you're supposed to use only ONE buoy and leave the others for others.
Not all spouses and not all moorings are created equal.

If I bought Meg something that made her role on the boat easier and safer, she'd appreciate it. And knowing Cindy, she'd be thrilled with a gift like this. Mark's 58 Vantare requires 2 to moor unlike some of our smaller boats.

At Angel Island State Park where Mark was mooring, unlike many other moorings, it is REQUIRED that you moor bow and stern in proper alignment of bow NE. This is due to the swirling currents in Ayala Cove just off Raccoon Strait.

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Old 02-22-2014, 03:02 PM   #22
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Not all spouses and not all moorings are created equal.

If I bought Meg something that made her role on the boat easier and safer, she's appreciate it. And knowing Cindy, she'd be thrilled with a gift like this. Mark's 58 Vantare requires 2 to moor unlike some of our smaller boats.

At Angel Island State Park where Mark was mooring, unlike many other moorings, it is REQUIRED that you moor bow and stern in proper alignment of bow NE. This is due to the swirling currents in Ayala Cove just off Raccoon Strait.

Wifey B: hehe.....do they come with diamonds on the handles? At least designer leather? Does Gucci make any?

Just teasing. He just ordered one last night. We don't moor much but I see so many uses.

I'd be happy with one of those for Christmas......and a diamond necklace on the side.....lol

Actually we buy relatively small presents for each other and our largest present is always together and something we can use together and enjoy. If we didn't agree to limits in advance there is no telling what he'd buy me. He has no self control in that regard.
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:38 PM   #23
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I think our money would be more cost effectively spent if we bought our "Admirals" presents for Christmas instead of tools. No wonder there's so many single guys on this forum. We hardly ever do buoys but when we do I'm the one hang'in over the bow fuss'in with the buoy ring.
Well she got her Christmas gifts, this one was just a February boat gift to make what she enjoys doing to help with and she is ecstatic with it, already makes it work like a champ. Maybe you should have one and then you could stop hanging over the bow fuss'in............
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:57 PM   #24
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Now if someone could come up with a modified, angled, bigger loop version of that thing which would work on bull rails. You know. something a bit more elegant than grappling hooks or bent up pieces of rebar.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:03 PM   #25
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A toy/tool for the boat. Amazon here I come.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:00 PM   #26
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Here's one my wife picked up at the Seattle Boat Show last month, the inventor was demonstrating them and he was a kick to talk to. Haven't had a chance to use it but it's pretty clever. Screws onto the end of any boat hook/painter's pole.

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:02 PM   #27
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Our boat hook is kept in a "place of honor" in the pilot house, always at the ready and far from sticky fingered dock walkers.
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