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Old 03-15-2013, 03:07 AM   #1
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Default Boatyard life.

I have been on the boat, in the workyard in Mexico, for three weeks. I have had a good run of things as I prepare the vessel for sailing. There is a distinct shortage of chandleries here, but that can be overcome. My boat is in the work yard, which is adjacent to the long term storage yard.

Boats move in:Boats move out. Many US sailors are preparing their boats for a season on the hardstand. So they have their boats hauled out, they come to the workyard for a few days as they tidy up, then the boats are put into storage.

I've met some really nice people.

But today, a couple arrived next to me with a barking dog and country music....and a set of quite impressive cockpit speakers. They turned the music on, then took their dog for a walk. I guess they thought I would like the music.

Just to really impress me, they also turned off my water, attached their hose and left my hose on the ground.

They just came over and knocked on my hull. They have been drinking in the cockpit and forgot to close their boat up. The mozzies have discovered their saloon. They wonder if I can spare some insect spray.



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Old 03-15-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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I hope you only have to deal with them for a short while! Sometimes you can get these sorts of folks to change their music to something you like, too. We were once in a courtesy dock situation where we'd be for several days. I was working on something on deck for the whole time and in came someone with a loud stereo system playing awful music that I hated. Luckily I'd seen the guy around at anchor and knew he sometimes played music I liked--I just thanked him for coming along to "my rescue from boredom" and asked him to switch to something that was going to sooth me and make my work easier since I was all on edge with my project--and he did so. Thanked him for cheering my day with his stereo and it all was fine. He consulted with me about "our" choice of music the whole time we were next to each other and I ended up enjoying his stay quite a bit--got to complain about some of his music, discussed it all around and made a new friend.

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