Apparently there was a dispute between two boats at one of the hoists at SDYC after Hot Rum #2; don’t know the deets, but some entitled twit thought he owned the hoist, and someone left this nice “Go Home Kook” Sharpie message on the other boat afterwards. As if this idiocy isn’t enough, the irony is delicious – the other boat is also from SDYC. Go home? They are home, stupid.
Of course a punch in the face is not recommended, but if you caught a guy doing this to your boat, what would your reaction be? Isn’t what they did called vandalism? Why, I believe it is. A simple Google search finds this:
Penal Code 594 PC is the California statute that defines vandalism as maliciously damaging, destroying or defacing another person’s property. Vandalism is a misdemeanor if the amount of the damage is less than $400.00, and can be filed as a felony if the amount is $400.00 or greater.
I’m not suggesting that this is a felonious offense, it’s actually just stupid, but for fuck’s sake, how pissed would you be if this was your boat? Granted, other than some sniping, we know very little about what ensued between the two boats, but writing bullshit on another boat in Sharpie as some way of “I’ll show them” retribution? Petty and cowardly. Oh, and my estimate for the ink removal and accompanying hull restoration would be for $833.00. Well, maybe it is a felony! Bahahaha!
Apparently the aggrieved boat asked the yc to look at the security cameras to see who did it. No word on their findings. Here’s my suggestion to the douchebag or bags in question, I’d contact the boat that you did this to, apologize profusely, drag your fat ass(es) down there and clean it up. Then go home and punch yourself in the face. – ed.