Well todays the day that the beaulieu boat jumble kicks off an!d Im not there, it must be the first time I have been absent for many years, The boat is rocking gently and I am sitting at my compbox (obviously) attached to the marinas Free trial Wifi. It seem OK but the day before yesterday I was happily attached on my home Aol site and using all my "favourites" etc as I do at home and after a break for tea I tried to get back onto it and it wasn`t working. Sooooo I attempted to reconfigure my AOL and Bol*ocks I still couldn`t get in. Upon walking along the pontoon I noticed a couple of guys working on some telecoms cable and low and behold it was the wifi people, who had the circuit inoperable for a while and so I had reconfig`d my aol (basically ballsd up my settings) for nothing as they had it (The wifi) totally disconnected. They turned out to be really nice guys and came back to the boat and tried to help me to reconfig the AOL but they had even less idea than me (It would seem that it is now possible) so I am having to use Explorer for everything now, What a PITA?
For the last couple of day the weather has been great if a little windy ! OK for the sailors of this world! :o)) I have a sailboat mored alongside at the moment on the otherside of the pontoon but they don`t speak or answer when I say good morning and treat us as though we are not there so today after (I would guess) an exillerating sail thay came back in with a trainee at the helm yes they operate a training school, I guess) and made a real dogs breakfast of getting back on to their mooring! I was on the pontoon titvating a couple of rusty bits to my stauncheons so could have helped them easily but didnt! the Bstd that doesn`t speak threw a line at me and I treated it as if he wasnt there, the boat eventually went up the pontoon before he could get ashore or get a line to her and I made tea! I am now feeling guilty about my actions ? (I wouldn`t have posted my feelings, or would I have anyway?) I got a great deal of satisfaction at the time, almost the same satisfaction as when I cut six foot off a noisy Dynema halliard whos owner had been asked to stop it clattering continually for about 10 days (and I had also been aboard and tighed it up correctly at least three times! what a bas*ard I can be eh?) They knew I cut it as I told them that I had sorted out their problem as they couldnt! it didn`t happen again I am glad to say.Oh they wern`t the people who don`t talk by the way!
Having not moved my boat for a considerable amount of time, and using her like a caravan
:o((( I have amassed a fair amount of weed on its bottom particularily around the exhaust outlets and the trim tabs. last year I climbed into the water and cleaned it off but this year I was particulary dilligen with the antifoul and it has still encouraged a complete forest to develop I wonder why? I do have some rubber antisurge flaps on the exhaust and the growth does seem to like the rubber but I covered it with antifoul and it still happens, perhaps I will add some antibiotic (tetracycline to the antifoul this/next year?
Well grumpy Bast*rd signing off for a while! :o(( bored boired bured bired boooooooooooored)
Well at least I have the luxury of being able to be bored, unlike many others ???????? so I spose I should be grateful really?
Ok then! Grateful B*stard signing off now! :o)))))