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Old 11-27-2013, 02:39 PM   #81
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Possible solution to the red wine problem....
Good one Earl !
Keep this up and you'll soon be a rival for Firefly.
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:48 PM   #82
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With that almost white interior I can well appreciate the sanity in your "no red wine" rule. It's a pleasure boat and I cannot imagine being relaxed with red anything with your interior especially with a guest who is less familiar with the motion of a boat. And even, accidents occur. I'm guessing there are no spaghetti and marinara dinners aboard either.

And as you say, your boat, your rules. If Mr. Red Whine (!) doesn't like it, he should get his own boat.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:40 PM   #83
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:24 PM   #84
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Pineapple Girl, like I said earlier--you are welcome on Beachcomber any time at all...with or without the champagne.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:12 PM   #85
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Keith,
I think you have it right.
I have the same rules but they are unspoken or printed.
AND there is never a shortage of White wine, Red wine, Champagne, all sorts of beer and alcoholic ginger beer. This is not a dress rehearsal.
"Life is a cabernet"
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:28 PM   #86
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I don’t have rules for the crew. They get a briefing.

However, when I am expecting guests, I email them these rules prior to arrival. KJ

Captain’s Rules:
No Smoking (cigarettes)
No politics
No Current Felons
No Weddings
No Weapons or Hairdryers
No Rap (sorry, not on my boat)
No Bringing back “Strays” to the Boat
No Street shoes (soft sole shoes only – barefoot is good)

“Navy showers” when underway
Keep your Bunk/Cabin “Ship Shape”
Keep the Galley (kitchen) clean
Bring your own meds (meds, not drugs)
Clothing Optional -- Captain’s discretion
Care Package for the Captain required

Absolutely no exceptions for any of the above (well, almost)
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #87
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Care Package for the Captain required
Like it, will need to add that to my list.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:34 AM   #88
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:40 AM   #89
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I only have two rules....

#1 Have Fun
#2 No Red Wine
We live on red wine. (Shakes head)
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #90
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We live on red wine. (Shakes head)
Whatever floats your boat!
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #91
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Whatever floats your boat!
It hoses right off the nonskid in the cockpit.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #92
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It hoses right off the nonskid in the cockpit.
Not so much with the white carpet!



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Here's my grown up sippy cup. Not spill proof but it would take awhile for it ALL to spill out.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:18 PM   #93
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I'm with Bruce K on this one. Life is too short to drink nice wine out of plastic sippy glasses.
I'll stick with my dark brown carpet. (I wonder what colour it was originally)
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Probably white, all that SA red wine does that to a carpet.
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Boy, imagine if you invited somebody to your house and laid down a set of rules. Sheesh. Okay, I know, different, people can't drown if they trip out your front door and fall on the lawn. I find most people are so anxious or unfamiliar with bigger boats that they appreciate directions - especially with marine toilets - but I hope I never have to treat my guests like impressed sailors in the British navy. And the red wine thing - boy, seems to me (1) if the guy's so undesirable why is he on your boat in the first place, and (2) just because he's rude doesn't give you license to be rude back. Now where's my glass of cab?

("can of whipped cream with throw pillows" - now that's funny.)
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:43 AM   #96
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Not so much with the white carpet!

Here's my grown up sippy cup. Not spill proof but it would take awhile for it ALL to spill out.
Cover it with an area rug.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:59 AM   #97
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Haven't seen anyone mention that for guests: no hard luggage, must be duffle bags.


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So we actually have guests this weekend. We told them how to use the head and asked them not to touch any switches on the electrical panel. Also we told them not to use the coffee maker, toaster and microwave at the same time (running the generator at anchor). And we warned them the hot water would be super hot. So far so good, we're only about 20 hours in. .

We made two grave errors this weekend. 1) didn't realize we were almost out of coffee. 2) didn't notice we were almost out of red wine.

I got my sippy cup pictured previously for use on the speed boat. . Though we don't have much glass on the mother ship, maybe because we used to be sailors. We had two glass champagne flutes and I forget what happened that we now only have one. LOL. I think it broke in the dishwasher though.

Our boat is pretty impervious to spills. No carpet, leather upholstery. Old throw pillows.

Anyway it is very interesting to read different peoples thoughts. It seems to me people with more robust "rules" or perhaps "instructions" have more frequent guests? We have made an instruction manual that we have provided a couple of times we've let people stay on our boat when we aren't there. it's pretty extensive, explaining how things work and what switches should be left on, stuff like that.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:04 PM   #99
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We made two grave errors this weekend. 1) didn't realize we were almost out of coffee. 2) didn't notice we were almost out of red wine.
Call if a rescue mission needs to be organized, just do so quietly please. Red wine was served with mint vodka chaser shots last night. After all, tis the season
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...We have made an instruction manual that we have provided a couple of times we've let people stay on our boat when we aren't there. it's pretty extensive, explaining how things work and what switches should be left on, stuff like that.
Now that I understand completely. To me that's very different than rules. I've stayed on big boats that I don't know well -- or at all -- and I really appreciate instructions. Boats are complex things and if you do the wrong thing by accident you could come back to the boat the next morning and just see the top of an antenna breaking the surface. I've spent three years learning our boat and I'm still learning new things. I'll never forget the time when I thought I had clogged the (vacuflush) toilet on a 56 SeaRay. I won't go into details, some of us will be having dinner later, but I was still washing my hands three days later. I had no idea that the crew head was on a different switch on the (very complicated) breaker panel, in another area of the panel entirely. There was enough negative pressure left in the system and enough force of gravity to where I thought it was still operating. Some things any experienced boater should know, like don't leave the fresh water supply connection open when you leave the boat at the slip, but one hundred other things are quirks of each boat and so tips and instructions are always appreciated. Well, kind of like the "owner's notes" that some charter companies give you for each boat.
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