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Old 11-02-2020, 07:28 PM   #41
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Accentuated by some highly animated matching gestures. Some people learn by hearing, some by seeing.
Did you have your sense of humor surgically removed?

If you have been around for a while may recognize that outside of technical posts, l am rarely serious.

I was merely parodying the recent "step on my boat" tough guy act, albeit without guns or violence.

That's okay though. Most of my jokes are for myself anyways.
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:38 PM   #42
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I dont think I recall people getting all worked up over a volunteer effort that has yet to be tried here.
For those with reservations just sit on the sidelines and see how things unfold.
Many of us have been doing this informally for years and find it a great way to meet others and just socialize. If I was ever in a bind it certainly would be comforting to have a network to see if anyone could assist. My experience has always been that boaters are a helpful bunch of folks and many, many, many more good ones than bad.
If you are the type that typically looks for all the negatives and things that could go wrong it may be best to just stay on the sidelines.
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:40 PM   #43
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Did you have your sense of humor surgically removed?

If you have been around for a while may recognize that outside of technical posts, l am rarely serious.

I was merely parodying the recent "step on my boat" tough guy act, albeit without guns or violence.

That's okay though. Most of my jokes are for myself anyways.
I could ask you the same question......I was not-serious and tagging on to your train of thought, all in fun. So, disregard.
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:45 PM   #44
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You know, whenever something goes awry or too serious, I always bring this up on the computer;

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Old 11-02-2020, 07:46 PM   #45
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I could ask you the same question......I was not-serious and tagging on to your train of thought, all in fun. So, disregard.
D'oh. My bad.

My dog's name is Oscar, by the way.
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:57 PM   #46
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For those with reservations just sit on the sidelines and see how things unfold.
Wifey B: How do you make reservations? Maybe that's what is needed, a system to make reservations with your TF Captain?

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Old 11-02-2020, 08:21 PM   #48
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Wifey B: How do you make reservations? Maybe that's what is needed, a system to make reservations with your TF Captain?

Good idea.

This way I could book myself up to show my calendar as completely full. I could then bask in the accolades of my apparent graciousness, while making the other Port Captains green with envy, without doing a thing!

Of course, I would have to buy my own beer.

Hmmmm. Better think that one through some more.
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Ok I’m on board for Apalachicola, Fl. I’ll be glad to give tours of Oyster City Brewing Company and assist in any way possible. Working with the city fathers and mothers to improve facilities and enhance the welcome mat.
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Ok Im on board for Apalachicola, Fl.
Ever hear of Dr. Photis Nichols?
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Wifey B: How do you make reservations? Maybe that's what is needed, a system to make reservations with your TF Captain?

I guess i wouldn't term it reservations but I'd suggest a PM stating schedule or tentative plans and any wants / needs. PC can respond with agreement, suggedtions, limitations, etc to see if there is common ground.
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Yes I have. Dr Nichols was an icon health care provider in the city...
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Yes I have. Dr Nichols was an icon health care provider in the city...
Lived next door to us. A great man.

He passed August, three years ago.
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You know, whenever something goes awry or too serious, I always bring this up on the computer;

[BTW over 87 million views, quite a number of them mine!]


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Ok Im on board for Apalachicola, Fl. Ill be glad to give tours of Oyster City Brewing Company and assist in any way possible. Working with the city fathers and mothers to improve facilities and enhance the welcome mat.
Wifey B: Oh you shouldn't have.....my fave.....I tried to resist but....

Bet you guys expect Crosby and Hope, but a change this time. There are lots of songs about one of my favorite towns.

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TF Port Captain Feature

Trawler Forum (TF) is initiating a new Port Capt feature that allows members to volunteer as a Port Capt and also provides a search function to return a list of volunteer Port Capts by Country, State/Province and City. Credit where due Menzies got the ball rolling with a recent post and several members expressed support and willingness to volunteer as a Port Capt. The site team has reviewed the request and several approaches and is implementing the following Port Capt feature:

Volunteering

TF members will note some new and revised fields, in our User Profiles, that are used by this function. Volunteers will need to access their profiles (via the link below or User CP on the top banner) to review and update the applicable fields:

The link to update your profile details (and check this option) is here: https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...do=editprofile

Port Capt - Check box that confirms you are volunteering and is used by the search function
Checking this option affirms your willingness to help out other members as a Local Port Guide, providing local knowledge and other support as able or willing. This might include offering shuttle services for provisioning or emergency repairs, offering knowledge about local services and anchorages, or even meeting up with visiting members at a local spot for a meet and greet. This is an entirely voluntary activity and members may choose how much time they spend or whom they guide.
O Yes O No

Country Used in the search function
State / Province - Select your State / Province as applicable
City - Nearest city to "port / area"
Port / Area - area covered as a Port Capt Describe the area you are familiar with and/or willing to provide assistance.
Don't forget to Scroll and Save when edits are finished.

As a volunteer it is up to you to decide what assistance and services you are willing to provide.
Some things to consider are listed below:

1. Provide "local knowledge" - for things like marinas, anchorages, restaurants, attractions, services, supplies, repairs, etc, etc
2. Meet & Greet - willing to meet TF members for social activities
3. Shuttle Service(s) - willing to shuttle visitors for provisioning, supplies, etc
4. Emergency Services - willing to assist those in an emergency with shuttle, repair recommendations, etc

Volunteer Port Capt's can use the Profile Comments portion of the User Profile to add a commentary regarding areas you are familiar with and services you are willing to provide.

Note: The Port Capt position and use of the TF Port Capt search feature is strictly voluntary and a way of connecting members with volunteers. Trawler Forum or Social Knowledge provides no screening, recommendation nor endorsement of volunteer(s) or users.

Searching for Port Captains
Members seeking info or assistance should search the area of interest and contact the volunteer Port Capt via TF Personal Message (PM).
The members list is sortable here:
https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/....php?do=search
Just enter the Country, State/Province and select Yes for the Port Capt option then scroll down and Search. If the returned list is long you can narrow it down by including City and/or Port

On behalf of the Site Team
Signed up for Eastern Lake Ontario Great idea.
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I signed up as Master and Commander (aka Port Captain) of the California Delta. If anyone needs help, recommendations, transportation assistance or help drinking their IPAs, please feel free to contact me.

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