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mac



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to mention the time; it is at 6:00 pm. I will collect all information on this thread as well, thanks.

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LeeD



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect if we cannot make it from the water to any of the 3 dock platforms, we'd have NO ability to climb any kind of ladder from the water to the concrete roadway. Anyways, there's a reinforced PVC (with metal tubing) ladder and a rope ladder at the middle hoist.
I climb down the PVC ladder twice a week during the season after dropping the rescue skiffs, even at zero zero tides, and I'm 59 years old out of shape and weak. Yes, sometimes I climb up them too, but then, I can make it onto the dock from the water with my own power.
C'mon guys, we're supposed to be athletes.
And yes, sailing 10' from the Lordship windows and hucking a big aerial jibe should account for some +points with the restaurant, but alas, unfortunately, HisLordship is NOT the harbormaster or the city of Berks.
If we need an easier exit, try E of the E dock, past the showers, for a flat, rocky, easy down and out in down to +1 tides. That's where BrianB, BruceW, and Patrick launch and land from.....
I really can't believe there could be any problem hauling our fat butts from the water to any of the docks, regardless of gender, conditioning, or strength.
Like I mentioned, we're supposed to be athletes, aren't we??
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charlie12



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow you guys think the pepole are watching
you pole boarders slog back and forth
then blow your jibs in front of the window..?

thay are all up in the window to see the kiters bust huge air
dangle for a bit then rip back out to doit all over again.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they're simply curious why all the kiters wear their shorts over their wetsuits. Why would anyone do that?
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LeeD



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Understand, Charlie is an advanced WINDSURFER also, and can bust 10' one handed airs when it's windy on his freeride gear.
But having spent lotsa time at happyhour in Lordships, kiters DO get more attention, but only if the kiter is jumping, spinning, and doing something besides a lame grab.
Mitsui jibes there 200 days a year, so windsurfing is not quite the same.
However, when Tyson, Whit, Wyatt, Rob, and Kevin sail up there, the spectatorship is easily 80%.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you sir are to kind,
i havent done that in 4 years


"However, when Tyson, Whit, Wyatt, Rob, and Kevin sail up there, the spectatorship is easily 80%."

and dont forget that dark cruly haired guy who windsurfs out of that taxie
looking thing, he's got flow and hounds the wind all the time

Ahhhh... TrUE DaT
thease guys throwing anywhere in the bay is an A+ show
no dought.
thay do stuFf i dont even know the names of and sail away after
very cool show....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:38 pm    Post subject: Berkeley dock design Reply with quote

I think that the dock should have a few fundamental characteristics. If it will be made out of wood, it should have perfectly flat wood planks without any screw heads protruding. The edges should be smooth and protected by a soft rubber surface attached without exposed screws. The actual height is acceptable for most, although a few people find it difficult to climb on and off their boards. I woud say that the current height should be the maximum, slightly lower if possible. Since we "lost" a whole segment a couple of years ago, if possible it should be extended to the previous lentgth. It's getting shallow in low tides, so ideally, we should make the dock longer. In my opinion the most important design characteristic should be receding floating pontoons. This allows for the boards to move under the dock while docking, but avoiding dings and marks on the boards. There should be no cleats for boats like the current one as these cleats tend to ding boards and trap booms. If they choose plastic planking the same design characteristics apply, most of the current plastic docks are designed for motor boats and hence not that suitable.
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