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Old 11-30-2013, 05:46 PM   #101
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Guess I'm just too AR to follow P-Girl's lead... therefore, IMHO, letting any person stay aboard our beloved Tolly without us (actually that B - me!) there to make sure all items are going well and correctly simply ain’t a gonna happen - LOL!

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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.

That said: For near a year, with all insurance needs affordably covered by a national rental organization, I’ve been seeking to locate the "correct" simple and durable used cruiser (28’ to 33’ +/-) that I could utilize as a rent-a-boat for qualified “customers” to rent and use on a day or weekend basis in SF Bay/Delta. I would have extensive rules, a single person as a “signed - pre qualified” and already knowledgeable pleasure cruiser adaptable “self-rental boat operator”, and a big security deposit. So far no luck finding the correct craft. If/when I do find the correct boat it will be used exclusively as a rental... with others on it sans me!

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Old 11-30-2013, 07:29 PM   #102
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Art there are two ppl we've allowed to stay on our boat. Both if whom own sailboats and "should" be somewhat boat knowledgeable. The two people bring my husband's brother (and his family) and my husband's best friend (and his wife). We let Matt's brother use our ski boat and he did not read the instructions and forgot to put the plug in it!! They got it back on the trailer before TOO much water got in it. I don't sleep well when other people are in my boat. We do NOT let them take it out.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #103
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Same group that would blast a shotgun at an intruder, is worried about wine stains..?
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #104
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Art, How bout I email you the specs for my next boat and let you buy it. I'll gladly pay daily rental fees for the right boat
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:01 PM   #105
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Same group that would blast a shotgun at an intruder, is worried about wine stains..?
Just because we would have no qualms about blasting an intruder doesn't mean that we're not sensitive.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:04 PM   #106
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Same group that would blast a shotgun at an intruder, is worried about wine stains..?
...at least he's consistent. In both cases, he's just taking it upon himself to protect his own property, and not rely on someone else doing it for him. I gotta admire that!!
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #107
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Just because we would have no qualms about blasting an intruder doesn't mean that we're not sensitive.
Lol
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...at least he's consistent. In both cases, he's just taking it upon himself to protect his own property, and not rely on someone else doing it for him. I gotta admire that!!
Lol. True
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:59 PM   #109
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Just because we would have no qualms about blasting an intruder doesn't mean that we're not sensitive.
I can be sensitive...

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I can be sensitive...

I'm sensitive about my spelling.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:09 PM   #111
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I'm sensitive about my spelling.
Works with the wife...
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:55 PM   #112
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Same group that would blast a shotgun at an intruder, is worried about wine stains..?
Blue Heron, the trick is to blast 'em all before they get on the boat. That way if there's any cleanup to be done it's all on THEIR boat, not my boat. Besides, if they were drinking red wine before they attempted to storm my boat, the stains on their boat would blend right in!

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So should I buy a shotgun?
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So should I buy a shotgun?
Definitely.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:22 PM   #115
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Definitely.
I don't want to. Damn.
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I don't want to. Damn.
Then buy a cannon that uses blanks.
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:43 AM   #118
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Geez, I routinely attend some of the most expensive yachts on the planet and have yet to see one where red wine is forbidden. Those boats have countertops that cost more than 5 or 6 times what your entire boat is worth.

Can't say as I blame the guy ... life is too short to spend it in that kind of environment.
Well…I'm no wine buff, but I'm with you on that Rick. Mind you, my my boat is so full of imperfections, I must admit, a bit of a wine stain somewhere - which has never happened actually - would be the least of my worries. Life is indeed too short...
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:48 AM   #119
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Well…I'm no wine buff, but I'm with you on that Rick..... a bit of a wine stain somewhere - which has never happened actually - would be the least of my worries. Life is indeed too short...
Peter, talking of wine, people are posting on the "SSB" thread discussing radios! Aussies know SSB is a white wine blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc. I`m happy with a red wine tolerant boat.
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Bruce,
You don't want to encourage those frivolous Sauvignon Blanc drinking kiddies on to your boat, give me a good old fashioned big wooded chardy any day.
Glasses are also a must as life is to short to drink cheap wine and or out of plastic.
I keep a spare box of white wine , red wine glasses and champagne flutes on board as replacements for the ones in the ready use rack.
They are Woolies glasses so not expensive and also we actually don't have that many breakages which is surprising considering the amount of that sort of thing that happens on Tidahapah
Anyhow it is that time of day, must of for a drink.
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