Sunday, March 24, 2013

St. Pete Indy Car Grand Prix

I am pointing where our boat is located during an aerial shot of the St. Pete Grand Prix. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Boat learning

Villanova classes on 3SUM

Getting my education via computer in Essentials of Business Analysis through Villanova University. Interesting class and has quite a bit of useful information. Just need to keep on pace to get it all done. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Raucous Night on the Bay

Our next door slip neighbor and his family moved last month to another pier and we had a transit boat next door. Now, that boat is gone and am getting buffeted around a bit by this southeaseterly wind and no boat to block the wind. 3SUM is a pretty solid boat so it moves due to its lightness, but because of its extra hulls, is  pretty rock solid.

We had some people from up north want to have a looksie at 3SUM because they were interested in a Telstar and I said I would show them it as we might want to move up to a larger boat (her sister ship, Gemini). They came, drank my beer and one of the parting remarks was they heard it was comparable to a MacGregor. ??? A MacGregor is a monohull with huge freeboard, 75 plus motor and is more of a motorboat/sailboat. It would have been nice to have them say thanks or send a card thanking me for being kind enough to go out of my way to get them a parking permit and a few drinks and show them around, but nothing. When did people become so rude? No manners it seems.

They might have been upset since I would not take them out since it was pretty rough (gusts up to 28 and serious chop/swell. Plus, NOOD had a big regatta and a couple boats were towed in and had snapped masts and an ambulance took one of the sailors away. I didn't feel good about going out with people I don't know on my boat without my usual crew (the Admirial). Sorry, but I'm responsible and I make those decisions and I feel that was the only decision.