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Silly marina sign

Postby bcassedy » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:41 pm

So I made a trip to the boat today at our marina. Pulling up to the walkway leading down to the dock is a new sign (courtesy of the marina's owner):

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So I guess I can take a ' quiet ' (vs 'aLOUD') gas can down to the boat??? And this wasn't just at my dock, it's at the walkway entrance of all 6 docks!
Just goes to show you folks, the marina monkeys have leaders.

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Re: Silly marina sign

Postby Ray4713 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:26 am

Wow that reminds me of a sign a saw a few years back and I wish I would have taken a photo as evidence. It was a WET PAINT sign except it read "Wet Pain't" I guess P + ain't = Pain't. They are out there
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Re: Silly marina sign

Postby Busia » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:37 pm

P ain't must be with a southern accent. In Alaska we laugh at them a lot. Not with them, at them.
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Re: Silly marina sign

Postby jralbert » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:49 pm

why would you laugh and who is the them?
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Re: Silly marina sign

Postby Busia » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:54 pm

Redneck Southerners.
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Re: Silly marina sign

Postby Fastjeff » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:55 am

What's wrong with quiet gas cans?

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Re: Silly marina sign

Postby Busia » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:55 am

Nothing, those are the kind you have to use. And wear sneakers or take off your shoes so you don't make too much noise.
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Re: Silly marina sign

Postby ddependo » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:20 am

Remember it was Southerners that built the Big M that we love.
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Re: Silly marina sign

Postby Fastjeff » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:17 am

Right!

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Re: Silly marina sign

Postby bcassedy » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:17 am

Just one other note about the sign....

It says that the marina will no longer fill gas cans for members of non-members....
--> so this means they (Marina) won't fill gas cans - even at their gas dock?!?!?!
--> when did they ever fill cans anywhere else? I never saw them deliver gas to any of the docks... :lol: :lol: :lol: (just sayin'...)

... so they'll only sell (over priced) gas to people with cruisers with internal tanks??? What if a boater with an outboard needs gas in his/her external gas can(s)??? According to the sign, they'd be out of luck!

And, folks, I'm not running this to the extremes. On the phone the owner aggitatedly expressed the sentiment that "no gas cans will be filled by the marina!!!" and "no gas cans will be 'aloud' on the docks!!". And yet, several sentences later she said "you can take the gas can to the gas dock to get them filled." Say what???

- So how does this play out..... ?
-> Boater with external gas can(s) can't have marina fill his/her gas can(s).... (marina's sign so no way!)
-> Boater with external gas can(s) can't bring gas cans onto the dock...
... So, is the boater, with no other recourse, supposed to row / rig sail to get to somewhere where sanity reigns??? Long way to next fuel source....

Owner a Darwin award candidate?

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