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Old 15-11-2009, 09:38   #31
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Sail more often, perhaps ...
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Old 15-11-2009, 09:52   #32
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Get a fake loon---and duct tape it to the spreaders of the guys 3 boats down the dock. They are a flocking bird, aren't they?
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Old 23-11-2009, 15:47   #33
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Old 23-11-2009, 16:32   #34
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Chief.

You're a Hoot!
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Chief is the only guy we know who can fire a full broadside in a water-ballon fight--SINGLEHANDEDLY
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Old 23-11-2009, 16:36   #35
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I'm sure that semi-dexterity comes from working on engines upside down and backwards, as is the normal procedure on sailboats. Darwin was right, after all. Species will adapt.
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not big flockers

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Get a fake loon---and duct tape it to the spreaders of the guys 3 boats down the dock. They are a flocking bird, aren't they?
Loons only flock in the fall, immediately prior to migration. Otherwise, they tend to be highly territorial, especially around nesting season.
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Rubber snakes !

Rubber snakes work really well but you get tired. You have to sit up there for hours moving the snakes whenever you see a bird.


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How about a fake loon, hung from the spreaders, upside down?

My grandfather used to protect his cherry trees by shooting a crow and hanging it upside down in one of his trees.
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Any woman that sails and shoots loons or whatevern'hell they are w/a slinghshot has gotta be alright. Wanna go sailin?
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Find, or create, a dead one, and leave it up there for a while...
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Get some nailplates from the hardware store, bend the pointy bits to that they stick up , attatch the plates one to the other with wire so they form a strip, lay the strip on top of the spreader and attach with wire or cable ties.
Also,if you move the boat off its mooring a lot, they will find somewhere more regular to roost.
Regards, Richard.
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Amen to the junk science comment! We are in a time when people consider casual internet browsing "research" and CNN a peer reviewed source. We are in big trouble...
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