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Old 25-09-2011, 10:32   #91
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Re: Sometimes I Want to Be Alone !

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I wonder if there is a flag that tells people, "Don't bother me!"
Not that I dont like company once in a while but I get tired of folks knocking on the hull. "Ahoy there! Anybody aboard?"
They always want to know who designed my boat, when was she built, what kind of wood is she built of, bla, bla, bla. It gets old! But, I guess I shouldnt complain, I'm lucky to have this old girl.
I'd just like to fly a flag that says, "come back later."
Is there such a thing??

Hung over the life lines of either side of the yacht:
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Old 25-09-2011, 11:10   #92
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make a weather cloth, better yet, a couple of sets of em, one says--do not disturb, the other says--something along the line of welcome.
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Old 25-09-2011, 22:08   #93
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If you think kayakers can be bad you should see the situation in my marina these days. A business opened up here renting stand-up paddleboards. All of a sudden they are everywhere, and the people paddling them are mostly first timers. They are paddling around a busy fairway, looking like they might fall over into the 48 degree water at the slightest wake. No wetsuits. They like to give you dirty looks or flip you the bird for daring to drive past them in your own fairway. They also paddle up to boats and peer in the portholes "just to check it out". The only redeeming factor is that they have started a yoga class on paddleboards. A bunch of ladies in lycra get out there in the bay and do yoga while standing on their paddleboards. It's simultaneously impressive and hilarious...
Paddleboarders out in the Sound. I can't wait until they go off and try to flip off a WDOT ferry. I just hope someone is there to rescue them.
I did see a few at Roche harbor-"hey did you know there is a 6 knot current out there??"
Oh brother...
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:26   #94
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I like the subtle approach. Something like this...
Do you happen to know where I can get a flag like this?
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Do you happen to know where I can get a flag like this?
Sorry... totally sold out entire stock in 10 minutes after posting it here
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Most people know this sign and will avoid at all costs
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Or maybe a marine version of this
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Most people know this sign and will avoid at all costs


Last time I tried that one Rainbow Warrior anchored on top of me... and Sea Shepherd jet bikes buzzed me non stop....
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Last time I tried that one Rainbow Warrior anchored on top of me... and Sea Shepherd jet bikes buzzed me non stop....
Hybrid jet bikes... I'm sure
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Old 04-09-2012, 19:47   #100
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Fly a gay pride flag and be assured of privacy.

Using a remote image was not permitted and I can not find a way to upload and image.
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Not if you are in Key Wierd.
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Probably true.
You might also attract a lot of flies. (figure out what sort)
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"What are those things?Look like giant voles!God that is nasty looking..
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Re: Sometimes I Want to Be Alone !

International Code of Signals: 1969 Edition, Revised 1981.

A J: "I have had a serious nuclear accident and you should approach with caution".

P S 1: "you should keep away from me"

Q O: "You should not come along side."

R S: "No one is allowed on board."
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Old 04-09-2012, 22:22   #105
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I used to have one that said STAND OFF ******* ABOARD !! in black on a yellow background! can't find a pic of it but it was easy to make !! If I can find it in my junk I will photo it and post but Im sure you guys could make one without seeing it LOL
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