Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-24-2013, 09:32 PM   #21
Guru
 
Forkliftt's Avatar
 
City: Biloxi Mississippi
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Patricia Louise II
Vessel Model: 1983 42' Present Sundeck
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony B View Post
Do you actually eat toilet paper with your meals?
Actually- no...., exception one!
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Steve Point Cadet/ Biloxi, Mississippi USA
*Present 42 twin 135 Lehmans
Forkliftt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 05:50 AM   #22
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,533
NO SMOKING

Anyone caught smoking will be used as CHUM!
__________________

FF is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #23
Veteran Member
 
alberto's Avatar
 
City: Valencia
Country: Spain
Vessel Name: Song of Summer
Vessel Model: GB 42 Classic
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 85
Just one:
"Be prudent. Do not change a pleasure day for a drama"
alberto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 11:22 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
City: Tampa, FL
Country: USA
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 245
Long-time sailor, here because I'm thinking about switching to a trawler. This is my first "real" post (already posted an introduction). One comment from my days aboard sailboats, that seems to hold here, too, is that people are reluctant to be blunt about the head. I am not. When it comes to the head, here is what I tell visitors...

There are four things, and ONLY four things that you may put into the head: 1) water, 2) urine, 3) feces, 4) toilet paper. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE!
denverd0n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
bshillam's Avatar
 
City: Bellingham, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Our Heaven
Vessel Model: Willard 30' Searcher
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 471
Great thinking

Quote:
Originally Posted by RCook View Post
This may not be exactly what you were looking for, but might give you some ideas:


Introduction for Guests On Board

1. BE CAREFUL Ė YOU COULD GET HURT

Know where to find (and how to use) Safety Gear:
PFDís
Throw Cushions
Throw Rope
Fire Extinguishers
First Aid Kit

Move SLOWLY around the boat. Use the handholds.

Before you step up onto anything, look first, and get a good handhold.

If you sit on the gunwale, hold onto something solid. Donít sit on the transom door.

Donít put any part of yourself between boat and dock.

Donít leave the cabin door open while weíre underway, unless itís securely latched open.
Itís heavy, and it can slam closed very suddenly. Ask for help if you need it.

At Lake Powell: protect yourself from strong sun and dehydration, with sunglasses, sunscreen and long clothing. Drink plenty of water.

FOR YOUNGER BOATERS
Ask for help if you want something from the refrigerator.
Ask for help if you want to open or close the transom door.
Donít step up on the gunwales, go up on top, out to the bow, or out onto the swim step,
without wearing your PFD, and getting permission.


2. RESPECT the BOAT and EQUIPMENT

ONLY non-marking shoes are OK on board.
Keep your shoes clean, so you can help keep the deck clean and not damaged.
Keep seats and bedding clean. Keep shoes (or anything else dirty) off.

Be especially careful not to spill stuff. If a spill does happen, ask for cleanup help.

Use the toilet exactly as instructed Ė make sure you know how, or get help.
Itís not just like a home toilet.

Put things away when youíre done with them.
Donít leave stuff out loose Ė it tends to go flying.

Donít push any buttons or flip any switches without permission.

Donít waste fresh water. Turn it on VERY slowly, and run it ONLY while you are actually using it.
Be careful with the hot water Ė itís really hot.


3. RESPECT the ENVIRONMENT and OTHER BOATERS

No garbage overboard or on shore. Put garbage into the right containers on board.

No loud noises early in the morning or late in the evening.


4. LEARN HOW TO CALL FOR HELP IN AN EMERGENCY

Find out how to make a call on the radio, and how to tell the boatís position.

I might just have to use you as reference, thanks for taking the time to put that list together. Very well thought out. Prior to inviting friends and family to the boat I might send this to them.
__________________
Bringing the love of wood and water together, we create something you will treasure from the day you first row, sail, or power.
bshillam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 11:28 AM   #26
Curmudgeon
 
BaltimoreLurker's Avatar
 
City: Stoney Creek, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moon Dance
Vessel Model: 1974 34' Marine Trader Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,631
While underway there must be at least one absolutely stone cold sober person on the boat. And that is me. Everyone else is allowed to drink. Women are encouraged to do so.
BaltimoreLurker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 01:29 PM   #27
Guru
 
Tad Roberts's Avatar
 
City: Flattop Islands
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Blackfish
Vessel Model: custom
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 707
Seems like lots of rules....we only have 3

#1 Stay in the boat!

#2 Keep the water out of the boat!

#3 Don't hit stuff!
Tad Roberts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 02:09 PM   #28
GFC
Guru
 
GFC's Avatar
 
City: Tri Cities, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Beachcomber
Vessel Model: Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,703
I only have two rules....

#1 Have Fun
#2 No Red Wine
__________________
Mike and Tina
Beachcomber 1995 Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
GFC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 02:40 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Boydski's Avatar
 
City: Olympia, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Eagle
Vessel Model: Nordhavn 47
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 201
Quote:
Originally Posted by GFC View Post
I only have two rules....

#1 Have Fun
#2 No Red Wine

Those are good ones. I have it reduced to one rule now...

#1 Don't be a dick.
__________________
Scott (Boydski) Boyd
Yes Please, Grand Banks Eastbay
Sea Eagle, Nordhavn 47 (sold)
Boydski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 03:51 PM   #30
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,189
We have printed and laminated a small vessel information and safety briefing card for our guests. they are 5x8 and printed on both sides. While we're prepping for departure, we hand them a card to keep them busy and stationary. Here's what we use:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welcome Aboard
FlyWright
We are delighted to have you as our guest and hope your time cruising and fishing with us will be fun, interesting and relaxing.

The motor vessel FlyWright is a 34 foot Californian Long Range Cruiser (LRC) trawler. It was built by the Marshall Boat Company in Tustin, CA in 1977. 238 were built from 1977 to 1985.

FlyWright spent many of her original years in Alaska. She moved south with a new owner around the year 2000 and spent the next 7 years in the San Francisco Bay and near coastal waters. We purchased her in 2007 and moved her to the fresh waters of the California Delta.

Her twin 85HP Perkins diesel engines propel her at a top speed of 10 knots (11.5 mph) and a cruise speed of 7.5 knots (8.6 mph). She burns about 2.8 gph total at cruise, delivering 3 miles per gallon. Her 250 gallon fuel tanks allow a 675 mile range with 10% fuel reserves.

She holds 75 gallons of fresh water, has 2 staterooms and one head. She can comfortably handle 6 for drinks, 4 for dinner and 2 overnight.

FlyWright is 36.8 feet long, 12.4 feet wide, drafts 3.2 feet and has a displacement of 18000 lbs (9 tons). Her electronics include radar, dual chart plotters with triple-redundant GPS, autopilot, dual VHF radios with emergency one-button calling, hailer, fog horn and, for your entertainment, WIFI, Bluetooth stereo and HDTV. (continued on reverse side)

We want you to be comfortable and safe while on board, so please keep the following in mind:

1. We know you would like to help and we appreciate your offer, but we much prefer that you relax and enjoy the ride unless we specifically ask you to assist. Please do not be offended if we remind you to enjoy yourself.
2. We would appreciate your not visiting with us when we are leaving or approaching a dock or securing the boat. We need to concentrate fully on what we are doing.
3. We know itís natural for you to want to grab a line and help us. Please donít. If you see a problem we may have missed, please being it to our attention.
4. Please donít be embarrassed when we show you how to operate the toilet (head). Itís in everyoneís best interest as there are no plumbers out on the water.
5. Donít try to fix, adjust or force anything. Ask us first how to do what you need done.
6. Watch your step and your head. Always keep one hand for yourself and the other hand for the boat. Make sure your personal items are secure so they donít roll, fall or blow away.
7. This vessel has a waste management plan. Please do not throw any trash or debris overboard.

Personal flotation devices (life jackets) are located under the flybridge bench seat.

Fire extinguishers are in clearly marked galley cabinets and engine room forward entry door.

If there is anything we can do to make your time on FlyWright more enjoyable, please ask.

Welcome Aboard

FlyWright
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #31
Guru
 
City: Pensacola
Country: USA
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 748
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boydski View Post

Those are good ones. I have it reduced to one rule now...

#1 Don't be a dick.
Back to my No Pissy Attitudes...
Blue Heron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 04:02 PM   #32
Guru
 
LaBomba's Avatar
 
City: Beaverton, Ontario
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Airswift
Vessel Model: Ontario Yachts Great Lakes 33
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 819
Lots of great stuff. One that I don't see though and maybe it's only me.
No glass bottles are allowed on deck. We only allow plastic cups and cans.
Cheers and thanks to all the contributors and the OP for bringing this forward.
__________________
Allan & Ann
Airswift
LaBomba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 04:23 PM   #33
TF Site Team
 
Larry M's Avatar
 
City: JAX, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hobo
Vessel Model: Krogen 42-120
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,745
Quote:
Originally Posted by denverd0n View Post
...There are four things, and ONLY four things that you may put into the head: 1) water, 2) urine, 3) feces, 4) toilet paper. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE!
You give them toilet paper with no restrictions.
Larry M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 04:36 PM   #34
Guru
 
jleonard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,740
1) No dark sole shoes allowed on the boat.
2) Don't touch any switches (that one's mainly for my grandson)
__________________
Jay Leonard
Attitude Adjustment
40 Albin
Mystic,Ct. /New Port Richey,Fl
jleonard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 05:11 PM   #35
123
Member
 
City: ---
Country: ---
Vessel Name: ---
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 379
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaBomba View Post
Lots of great stuff. One that I don't see though and maybe it's only me.
No glass bottles are allowed on deck. We only allow plastic cups and cans.
Cheers and thanks to all the contributors and the OP for bringing this forward.
I really don't like Wine out of plastic.....
123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 05:44 PM   #36
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaBomba View Post
Lots of great stuff. One that I don't see though and maybe it's only me.
No glass bottles are allowed on deck. We only allow plastic cups and cans.
Cheers and thanks to all the contributors and the OP for bringing this forward.
If I had that rule, I'd be banned from my own boat! I drink from beer bottles, but our wine glasses are polymer. For that special beer from a glass, it's made from stainless steel.
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 05:54 PM   #37
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
... She can comfortably handle 6 for drinks, 4 for dinner and 2 overnight. ...
Nevertheless, Al, the Coot can easily handle twelve for drinks, six for meals, and two overnight (five in a crises) in about the same-size, if not smaller, package. (Al and I are pals, so this is merely friendly banter.)

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #38
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,189
"Nevertheless, Al, the Coot can easily handle twelve for drinks, six for meals, and two overnight (five in a crises) in about the same-size, if not smaller, package."

...and at 4 times the price, it better. Note I used the term 'comfortably'. I have slept 4 many times, fed 6 a few times and had 23 on board for her christening, nearly all with a drink in their hand. All memorable events, but not as comfortable for all involved.

But I like my galley and cockpit. Besides, all boats are compromises.

Sorry for the thread creep...
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 06:40 PM   #39
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
...and at 4 times the price, it better ...
Ouch!
__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #40
Master and Commander
 
markpierce's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
Vessel Model: 2011 Seahorse Marine Coot hull #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
... I drink from beer bottles, ...
__________________

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012