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faxis
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I am no longer a twice a week sailor

Long story short, the guy that owns the marina we were all at has gone completely, utterly, bat shite crazy. As in the real version. Was shocking when confronted with it. Was more than anyone in their right mind could tolerate so we pulled all our sailboats out.

Now we're all in withdrawals. We were always poorboy sailing. We aren't the yacht club type. We hunt and fish and sailing was something we did during the week.

But you can't deal with this kind of insane. It was really stuff that nobody in their right mind would think was even remotely 'normal'. No justification. Just someone losing their mind and cutting their own throat. We feel like we escaped more than got fricked. Big sigh of relief because we tried to let the guy know he was losing his mind but apparently, thats a rocket ship to crazyville.

Anybody on Cross Lake in Shreveport want a sailboat on their dock they could make some mailbox money on with zero problems? We're about to start up a deal where we put a boat on a few lakes and share expenses and do it like a time share thing where we sail each others boats. But Cross Lake is the one we'd love to have one parked on because we all live locally. We'll take you sailing, teach you to sail, get you annihilated and be zero problems for you if you do.

Plus if you get good enough at it, we will give you access to our boats on various other cool lakes within three hours of here. Not a bad way to have a hell of a good time learning to sail.


Eon Blue
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
Are you sure he was the one that went crazy?


faxis
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
LOL yep.

Absolutely positive.

Not going into details but ummm... yeah. The consensus of every other person on the dock is that he is out of his mind and we all pulled our boats at the same time to escape it.

My particular bona fides are a psych degree and six years of working with the worst this state has to offer so when I see it, I know it.

I saw it.

We are about the most chill folks you'd ever want to come across. We do drink a lot though. But it's a happy drunk. Hard to be otherwise after sailing.
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tiger693
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
Sorry to hear about that situation faxis. You talking about Melvin's landing? Barron's? ArkLaTex landing?

Shreveport Yacht club sailor here. It's not really that expensive out there IMO and its completely worth it to keep your boat out there. They really take care of you at SYC and the new manager is cool. The benefits of being a member are awesome. At least give them a look if your previously mentioned plan doesn't pan out.

If yacht club is not in the cards, storing it off the lake somewhere and launching at the public launch by the police station would probably work. Or if your boat has a real shallow draft and an outboard you could even go out of the Richard Fleming launch.


Grassy1
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We'll take you sailing, teach you to sail, get you annihilated and be zero problems for you if you do.


say what?


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The Mick
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
This rant sounds perhaps that you are the one who has lost his shite sir....





Just kidding of course -- give us some details, what did he do?


AHouseDivided
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
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give us some details, what did he do?


Please tell us.


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Nwlasaint
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
This is truly a riveting tale


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tigerfoot
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Alexandria
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
Nothing good happens after midnight.


OntarioTiger
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
Faxis – sounds like your problem is solved since you aren’t sailing any more – as a marina operator if I had to deal w/ a bunch of blow boaters I would go nuts too – just kidding


El Josey Wales
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
Inhialated blow boaters at that!


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Motorboat
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
I want some mailbox money. But I can't work with people who say
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Long story short,


and give me
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the guy that owns the marina we were all at has gone completely, utterly, bat shite crazy. As in the real version. Was shocking when confronted with it. Was more than anyone in their right mind could tolerate so we pulled all our sailboats out.

Now we're all in withdrawals. We were always poorboy sailing. We aren't the yacht club type. We hunt and fish and sailing was something we did during the week.

But you can't deal with this kind of insane. It was really stuff that nobody in their right mind would think was even remotely 'normal'. No justification. Just someone losing their mind and cutting their own throat. We feel like we escaped more than got fricked. Big sigh of relief because we tried to let the guy know he was losing his mind but apparently, thats a rocket ship to crazyville.

Anybody on Cross Lake in Shreveport want a sailboat on their dock they could make some mailbox money on with zero problems? We're about to start up a deal where we put a boat on a few lakes and share expenses and do it like a time share thing where we sail each others boats. But Cross Lake is the one we'd love to have one parked on because we all live locally. We'll take you sailing, teach you to sail, get you annihilated and be zero problems for you if you do.

Plus if you get good enough at it, we will give you access to our boats on various other cool lakes within three hours of here. Not a bad way to have a hell of a good time learning to sail.




El Josey Wales
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Clyde Tipton
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
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Melvin's landing


I know that huge pontoon yacht is for sale, but I'm not sure about the property. I want to say I heard they were selling.

The mental health thing may be the issue.


tiger693
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re: I am no longer a twice a week sailor
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Melvin's landing


I've always heard nothing but bad things about that place although my sources are somewhat biased. My dad kept the family sailboat there back in the 90's. Pretty sure he and the manager didn't jive too well, and on top of that we had 4 or 5 different outboards stolen right off the boat while it was sitting in the lot there. One time after our outboard went missing, we went down to a pawn shop nearby and low and behold there in the window was our outboard (or at least an identical model) This probably played a big part of what led to his decision to sell that boat, she was a beauty.


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