Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-10-2011, 12:44   #91
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 74
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

On the subject of Animals I kid you not; when I lived in Tortola BVI's there was a chap on an old wooden ketch that actually had a Goose on deck!
He said it was the best watch dog (Plse' no comment about Poultry) he ever had and inexpensive to keep.

Anyone else heard of this?
__________________

__________________
Islander1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 13:27   #92
Wayfaring Mariner
 
captain58sailin's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Homer, AK is my home port
Boat: Skookum 53'
Posts: 4,045
Images: 5
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

I had a friend with a couple of geese and they are tough as hell and meaner than snakes.
__________________

__________________
" Wisdom; is your reward for surviving your mistakes"
captain58sailin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 13:31   #93
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,767
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

seen mean geese-- good to have around might be a good boat pet\
zeehag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 13:34   #94
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,199
Images: 52
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

I once lived on a farm with a flock of geese and all the children and dogs and cats were terrified of them. Not the bull or anything else but the geese. They would attack anything shorter than them that got too close, and the hissing was scary. I saw them chase some little kids screaming more than once. They roast nice though....
__________________
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 13:46   #95
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 74
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

Quote:
Originally Posted by minaret View Post
I once lived on a farm with a flock of geese and all the children and dogs and cats were terrified of them. Not the bull or anything else but the geese. They would attack anything shorter than them that got too close, and the hissing was scary. I saw them chase some little kids screaming more than once. They roast nice though....
While eating a much loved honking pet may seem repulsive, I guess that in a dire emergency one could show no more love than enjoying a loved one albeit roasted..However,'' from what I've read about them, any forewarning of the pending roasting may be considered imprudent!
__________________
Islander1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 13:48   #96
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 74
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

Quote:
Originally Posted by Islander1 View Post
While eating a much loved honking pet may seem repulsive, I guess that in a dire emergency one could show no more love than enjoying a loved one albeit roasted..However,'' from what I've read about them, any forewarning of the pending roasting may be considered imprudent!
Not knowing much about them, does one need to sharpen the Pecker?
__________________
Islander1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 13:51   #97
cat herder, extreme blacksheep
 
zeehag's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: furycame alley , tropics, mexico for now
Boat: 1976 FORMOSA yankee clipper 41
Posts: 17,767
Images: 56
Send a message via Yahoo to zeehag Send a message via Skype™ to zeehag
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

from what i have seen so far, they do a great job with a blunt instrument!!!!
zeehag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 13:57   #98
Wayfaring Mariner
 
captain58sailin's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Homer, AK is my home port
Boat: Skookum 53'
Posts: 4,045
Images: 5
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

Eventually we ended up eating my friend's geese (I should say cooking them) they were so tough you could not bite off a piece. They weren't afraid of anything that I ever saw including wolf cross huskies which are notorious chicken eaters. Lots of noise and run right up and peck you on the shin.
__________________
" Wisdom; is your reward for surviving your mistakes"
captain58sailin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 20:32   #99
Registered User

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Philippines
Boat: custom 42' catamaran
Posts: 269
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

My recollection is that geese were used during the Vietnam war around bridges to provide reliable warning of Viet Cong sappers trying to sneak in and place explosives under the bridge. Geese are often indiscriminately and persistently aggressive, they are often very noisy, and they will likely make a mess of the deck since they are confined in a relatively small space on a boat. My gf is still afraid of them having been attacked as a child.

Perhaps some of the noted disadvantages could be mitigated by keeping it/them on a small raft tethered to the boat while anchored and caged while under way.
__________________
Bruce626 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 23:17   #100
Registered User
 
Sailor g's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,137
No geese, thank you. I was chased one too many times on top of our old car by our neighbor's geese. My luck they would chase ME instead of the bad guy & I'd bee in the water or up the mast! Gimme a tazer or pepper spray.
__________________
Sailor g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 23:24   #101
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 74
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailor g View Post
No geese, thank you. I was chased one too many times on top of our old car by our neighbor's geese. My luck they would chase ME instead of the bad guy & I'd bee in the water or up the mast! Gimme a tazer or pepper spray.
C'mon Sailor g, where's your spirit of adventure LOL (good stuff for a short movie)
__________________
Islander1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2011, 23:29   #102
Registered User
 
Sailor g's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,137
Quote:
Originally Posted by Islander1

C'mon Sailor g, where's your spirit of adventure LOL (good stuff for a short movie)
I'm up for adventure-just nothing that bites the hand that feeds it.(or other parts!) 
__________________
Sailor g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 02:47   #103
Registered User
 
Feral Cement's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: North Carolina, USA
Boat: Tartan 34C
Posts: 583
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

How 'bout a 3-D hologram of Chuck Norris? Geese take off their feathers and jump in the pot when they see him.

John
__________________
Feral Cement is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 04:43   #104
Don't ask if you can't handle it
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On the boat somewhere
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 12,308
Re: Wasp Spray - The Almost Perfect Solution

I would think that after a days of cleaning the goose crap off the boat and having to listen to them..............you would be wishing for someone to rob you and steal the geese!
__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 09:00   #105
Registered User
 
Sailor g's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,137
I'm down with the 3-D of Chuck Norris (or George Clooney) they could entertain you while on watch
__________________

__________________
Sailor g is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Separate Fridge and Freezer - Thoughts ? SV Demeter Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22 14-07-2012 05:31
Xantrex Battery Charger Overheating - Frigoboat Fridge Sailormannn Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 188 16-01-2012 08:26
Killed Batteries ? Dockhead Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 31 27-08-2011 05:14
Protection from Pirates: The Almost-Perfect Solution Panamajames Monohull Sailboats 121 23-07-2011 01:25
Lost while the wife slept ozskipper General Sailing Forum 92 28-06-2011 21:31



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.