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you lookin’ at me?

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

ask for the extended quadcopter video, peeking inside boats on C, D & E docks. hilarious as shit.

click HERE to play the short version

 

hello Y dock!

 

say I, dock!

 

yo Monte!

havin’ a blast ~~~ at the ocean side

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

O N O N O N O N O

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Sec. 29A.16.  Types of watercraft prohibited in channel and harbor entrance.

(a) No person shall use any paddleboard, pedalo, surf sailer, waterskis, aquaplane, boogie board, wind surfer, surfboard or similar type of watercraft in the harbor, including the entrance or main channel of the harbor.

We just kid you, folks! Rules are for the other people. We’ve had a Turkish bath right on the dock for years. And then there’s this:

aquatics what?

Monday, April 1st, 2013

I’m a sucker for edgy architecture in a glossy magazine, and the new Oceanside Harbor Aquatics Center is destined to shine in one of them. I like the nouveau-brutalist look, fashionably exposed concrete contrasting with dark hardwood, surrounded by a plants-du-jour xeriscape.

What makes for a great photo op for the architects does not bring much value to Oceanside boaters however.

Astonishingly, the multi-million dollar “Aquatics Center,” occupying some of the last prime beachfront property in all of Southern California, is just a shell housing maintenance equipment. I did not believe it until I went and looked myself. It’s not difficult to see inside through the tropical inspired openings in the walls. It’s a shed only a bunch of funny boys could buy.

To be fair, the aquatics part of the project – a fenced enclosure – got an upgrade from a chain link fence to a fancy fence, which blocks the previously inviting view of the various outrigger club boats.

“Storage Center & Aquatics Corral”?

But enough of the panning. Check out some pics.

 

safdierabines.com/institutional/harbor-aquatics-center

marcieharris.com/portfolio/harbor-aquatics-center

kotwasphoto.blogspot.com/2013/03/Oceanside-Architectural

For a good rant on the subject head over to the neighbor’s blog.

For a good insight go here.

oceanside harbor v. supreme court

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

The Supreme Court said . . . a “reasonable observer” looking at the plywood box home would conclude it was a home, not a vessel. It was not “designed to any practical degree for carrying people or things on water,” [Justice] Breyer said. He noted the home had no rudder, steering mechanism or source of propulsion.

 

Ceci n’est pas une péniche aménagée.

The Oceanside Harbor rule book says . . . “Houseboats are prohibited from occupying a berth in the Harbor.”

 Although the first batch of houseboat permits has been “grandfathered” in,  it is not clear how new permits were made available after that, while the average joe was told that no new permits will be issued. And if you ever spoke with the office staff, you know they mean business, no matter what mood they’re in.

Part of the answer seems to be that our harbor management is not always a reasonable observer, confirming Justice Sotomayor’s dissenting opinion concerns. Some Oceanside houseboats are considered to be mere boats, reasonable observer notwithstanding.

Whose houseboat passes for a boat, who is told off, and who profits? Even in the good ol’ Oceanside corridors of influence, long way from DC, those answers might have to be reconsidered.

just a pooping osprey

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

me to oceanside or?

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

oside lolz

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011