What's up with Bass Harbor ME

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We needed to stop by Bass Harbor and have Robert our Electronics guy work a couple of the bugs out of the Furuno A/P and NavNet setup he had installed on our Duffy. Which he did and all works great now...thank you very much Robert!

Anyways we're idling around the mooring field in amongst the lobster boats waiting for Robert to come down and jump onboard...when we notice three of the locals just staring and giving us the "stink eye" like we were doing something wrong. If stares were daggers we'd all be dead...this went on for almost 45 minutes until we motored away, they finally turned got in their pickups and drive off! WTF? It wasn't like they were checking the new Duffy out or anything, more like pissing on the ground and marking territory.

I'm pretty thick skinned and not bothered much by it, just curious don't they like other white folks up there in Bass Harbor?
 

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We needed to stop by Bass Harbor and have Robert our Electronics guy work a couple of the bugs out of the Furuno A/P and NavNet setup he had installed on our Duffy. Which he did and all works great now...thank you very much Robert!

Anyways we're idling around the mooring field in amongst the lobster boats waiting for Robert to come down and jump onboard...when we notice three of the locals just staring and giving us the "stink eye" like we were doing something wrong. If stares were daggers we'd all be dead...this went on for almost 45 minutes until we motored away, they finally turned got in their pickups and drive off! WTF? It wasn't like they were checking the new Duffy out or anything, more like pissing on the ground and marking territory.

I'm pretty thick skinned and not bothered much by it, just curious don't they like other white folks up there in Bass Harbor?
Another thought process?

maybe they couldn't believe what they we seeing??

Not a 35.....not a 31.....

Probably scared them a bit !!!!!:?
 

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Not unheard of. I'd guess that the three were in their mid-20s. Under-employed or unemployed. Like groups of teens, the group's collective, IQ average drops precipitously from that of the individual. Forget it - it was them, not you.
 

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we were on the northwest side where all the Lobstermen moor up their boats and store gear on floats.

I'd guess the three guys were in 40's/50's and definitely fish for a living....made it quite clear that we were tresspassing on their turf.
 

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Watch out for the Navnet MFD and overheating/loss of function

We needed to stop by Bass Harbor and have Robert our Electronics guy work a couple of the bugs out of the Furuno A/P and NavNet setup he had installed on our Duffy. Which he did and all works great now...thank you very much Robert!

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Hi There,

Nice Boat! Glad it will be in my neck of the woods to admire.

I am in the New Bedford area and work in New Bedford. I work on boats, and have my whole career. My employer has two MFD's by Furuno and the whole NavNet setup. It was purchased new about three years ago. Don't know if it is exactly the same as the one you have on your boat, but be warned...

The MFD unit overheats and stops working properly fairly regularly. We shut it down and cool it off, then it works again. Unfortunately, ours started this out of warranty. I say this not to rain on your parade at all. I say it to help you avoid a potential problem, if this helps at all. I also say this because you were in Bernard to see the electronics tech already, don't know what for though.

Best of luck with that fine vessel! Oh, and I love Maine... vacation there, worked and lived there over two years, made great friends and met awesome people there, but some locals never really accept outsiders (those not from Maine and those not from some parts of Maine too far or different from their own small home range). There are great people everywhere, and there are bad ones too.
 

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we were on the northwest side where all the Lobstermen moor up their boats and store gear on floats.

I'd guess the three guys were in 40's/50's and definitely fish for a living....made it quite clear that we were tresspassing on their turf.
Sounds like these guys don't get out too much; they've probably lived there their entire life, they know every boat that "should" be in their harbor, and yours wasn't one of them. You should have pulled out the binoculars and stared back.

Best of luck with your new boat, just don't bring your Duffy into my harbor pal :D.
 

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Sounds like these guys don't get out too much; they've probably lived there their entire life, they know every boat that "should" be in their harbor, and yours wasn't one of them. You should have pulled out the binoculars and stared back.

Best of luck with your new boat, just don't bring your Duffy into my harbor pal :D.
That's about how I figured it. Picked up my phone to take their picture but Nate asked me not to because of Robert the Electronics Guy being a local and all that, so I didn't shoot Larry Curly and Moe in their "bad Ass" Posse pose.

NoviVin...you might mention to your Boss that he should check the ventilation for his electronics panel, obviously he's not getting enough air in there to keep the NavNets cool. Fortunately they do shutdown when they over heat.
 
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