Help support rescue rings at Montara Beach


Posted by on Sun, June 26, 2011

Howdy doodly do neighbors.  Its that time of year again.  The sun is shining, people are flocking to the beach, and...  yep, as I exited the surf this afternoon, I see that the last life ring + tether has apparently grown legs and walked away.  Or perhaps it has been relocated.  In any case, its the last one... time to order more.

It is what it is.  I expect replacing these to continue to be an annual act, at the least.  And: I ain't poor.  But nor am I loaded.

If anyone cares to help support the the cost of keeping these present, send donations c/o me at PO Box 370742.  Cookies and foreign currency accepted -- especially Costa Rican colónes. 

For the similarly DIY inclined the equipment is product #251L (ring+tether) from


Hi Benjamin,

Have you raised enough funds to purchase the rings yet?

If not I will offer to buy one ring per year. In addition, I contacted the manufacturer of the rings (Jim Buoy) and they have offered a discount to us given our circumstance.

Contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


that’s excellent re: discount.  i had already ordered 2 more when i posted that.  they arrived yesterday so there’s a ring on the south end again now.  i’ll email you shortly.


Can you provide the town and zip where I can send donations.

Benjamin - Barry and I would like to donate a ring as well.  Can you email me the details at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)?  Thanks for the great community service.