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Old 11-07-2012, 17:11   #16
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Re: Previous owner had a sense of humor

The only thing I have found that works well to keep bird from landing is to run a monofilament fishing line about 6" above their favorite perch. They can't see it and when they bump into it and it scares the devil out of them, but, it isn't easy to find a way to rig the lines on a boat while cruising.
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Old 16-07-2012, 06:47   #17
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That snake looks to be a good security system against human jaybirds. Lifting the cover and seeing a snake coiled and ready to strike would have me droppin' the lid and running. LOL!

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Had a problem with Swallows/Martin's or Swifts siting on the lifelines of our previous Catamaran and crapping on the deck, put 6 or so rubber snakes out and they crapped on them as well.....
Lol. How many rubber snakes would it take to cover the whole poopable area?

Never heard of a Kookaburra being fooled by a rubber snake...probably the bounce when it hits the ground....
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Old 16-07-2012, 11:09   #19
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Rubber snakes
This guy doesn't seen too scared by two of them.
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He is probably thinking they're dinner.
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Old 16-07-2012, 11:28   #20
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--now!!--lets see. Mooring is secured, battery switches off, halyards tied off--OH,-cobra in the laz!!
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Interesting. Although it was far from the last thing in there. That pic was after removing about three layers worth of stuff!

I studied geology, which has been a great boon for this boat purchase. I just keep digging down through the stratigraphic layers of gear, and make new discoveries at every turn! Although a bit more attentive now, lest there be any other funnies laying about...

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Only in the lazarette for storage, on deck for bird scaring. Then again I have seen some pretty ingenious birds, so maybe it was meant to keep them out of there.
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Old 16-07-2012, 12:05   #21
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Here's a pic of a lazarette from our new to us boat, filled with lines and goodies. Look close...

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That picture, sans snake, reminds me of what our cockpit locker and lazarette looked like when we first saw the boat. It felt like we were dumpster diving. It took 15 minutes to empty the locker enough to be able to crawl under the cockpit sole. I wish I could say that the lockers are all in Bristol fashion now. At least, I know what's stashed in which dumpster. Well, OK. Mostly.
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