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    Posted: 12 August 2019 at 02:43
Sitting here at anchor on Block Island, Rhode Island   Mostly been a nice 3 day weekend, but there have been moments to make my blood pressure jump.

I wonder what it is that drives people to do the following:

1.   Buy a 42' Silverton and decorate it with flood lights, patio furniture and an deck umbrella

2.   To power lights and air conditioning 24 hrs/day,  buy an air cooled Honda Generator and 7 fuel containers.  Run that generator continuously,  contributing more hydrocarbons to the atmosphere than Sweden.

3.    Raft 12 similar boats together, using shoestring and 12 lb Danforth anchors to hold the floating island in place.    To visit your friends on the boat 10 away,  walk thru everyone's boat,  making sure your dog raises his leg somewhere in that journey.

4.    Drink continuously, from 7AM beer to noon vodka to evening whiskey.   As said in some movie, successful drunkenness is a matter of brain cells.   First the "quiet cells" go, so everything you say is loud enough to here several states away.  Then the "stupid cells" go, so everything you say is real smart, only no one seems to appreciate it.   You need to repeat and repeat it until they acknowledge your intelligence.  etc...etc...

5.   Play rap music loud enough so that people visiting Southeast Light can appreciate how good your stereo system is.    If there is any doubt,  keep turning up the volume.   Nod your head in the cockpit to the music while holding a drink in both hands.    

6.    Bring their tattooed, leather skinned, bleach blond girlfriend with integral flotation to sit in the cockpit drinking for 8 hours/day,   smoking cigarettes within inches of the spare gas cans for the generator.

7.   Decorate your boat with strings of LED lights that activate to music,  showing red white and blue and other patterns to the beat.   

8.   Ignore the harbormaster when he pulls up and asks you to be quiet.   (for the record, we did not call the harbormaster).   Wait til he leaves and then turn everything back up.

9.    Show everyone how cool your 6 billion candlepower search light is by sweeping the harbor and trying to call Batman for help.

10.  Finally,   another use for the generator 24 hours / day is because you are a rock star wanna-be and have (of course) brought your electric guitar and amp onto the boat.   Your captive audience has no choice (unless they want to pull up anchor) but to listen to your less-than-mediocre skills.     Jimmy Hendrix,  Eric Clapton, and now the "Silverton guy from Warwick Cove"..   what an honor!

Is this phenomenon unique to boats ported in Warwick Cove, RI,  the US in general,  or is it something that you see everywhere?     It seems like some of our anchorages have been turned into trailer parks.  


Edited by Black Diamond - 12 August 2019 at 03:32
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Rick, 

Fortunately no that bad over here in the Med.Sounds BAD!

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Tried the local chandlers and they did not have item No. 6 so did not bother with the rest, supped a beer and went to bed.
Some people have all the funWinkWink

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote S/V Rocinante Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2019 at 15:39
Unfortunately, some anchorages have become known for that sort of behavior and Block Island is one of them.  We simply avoid them like the plague and anchor elsewhere.  We’ve sailed the east coast of the US from Key West, FL to Casco Bay, Maine and have not spent a single day amongst people like that.

If you want to visit Block Island, a lovely place, your only real option is to do so off season and mid-week to avoid such nonsense.

Hoping you enjoy better times!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Johan Hackman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2019 at 18:05
Originally posted by Black Diamond Black Diamond wrote:

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generator continuously,  contributing more hydrocarbons to the
atmosphere than Sweden.



I don't know if you mean carbondioxid but if so the carbondioxide emission per capita in The Unites Stated is something like 15 tonnes anually whereas we are in the realms of 4 tonnes. I would guess that's not something to be proud of but we could at least brag about emitting less per capita than you. And then again, we've got Greta and you got Trump.   

Now, I was actually thinking of starting a thread about recycling aboard. I am about to step up one level and carry a bokashi bucket on board. That would mean storing carbon in a carbon sink rather than emitting it into the atmosphere. I haven't got around to start that thread yet so my apologises for that.

Here in Sweden all the nasty people dissappear when it rains so may I suggest a rainy day as a solution to your problem?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sflier Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2019 at 19:06
We avoid Block Island for that very reason.  As suggested, go during the week off season.  We prefer Dutch Harbor in the anchorage further out.  

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A few points in follow-up:

1.    My reference to Sweden was meant as an absurdity and not fact.    My wife is Swedish so many times we use that as a point of reference.

2.    I *USUALLY* stay away from Block Island and other places on holiday weeks/weekends, even race weeks.   Going early or late season is better,  even for places like Nantucket as the pricing for moorings and slips is far cheaper than peak season.

3.    I like Dutch Harbor as well.   We go there a lot.

Its not a matter of being "stuffy and pretentious",  its about boating turning into the equivalent of deep frying the Thanksgiving turkey.  
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Most sailors are very considerate but sounds like that minority seem to  be gathering in Block Island !

We had a very different experience this weekend watching Kings Cup then SailGP live from edge if course. Very exciting as wind top end of their limits, Australians hitting 50knts through the finish line, US team capsizing but still completing next two races. Claim to fame is our Hanse going past the GBR team, admittingly they were limping home after major gear failure!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ratbasher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2019 at 08:23
Rick - are you a diver? Plenty of room for the kit on a 575. That would mean you could sneak across underwater and tie their anchors together - although a number of Danforths in close proximity might achieve the same effect by themselves. Moor them by their props or rudders? Or maybe decorate their topsides with appropriate messages 'from King Neptune' or from all the fish that can't sleep. You could while away many hours pleasantly and maliciously thinking of how to get even, and think of the fun you'd have when they started to go.

Oh, for the more literal-minded folk on this forum I'm not serious. There again.....


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