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Old 25-05-2010, 19:00   #151
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OK, I have read this with interest. I live aboard and have a 2.5 year old 15lb Poodle named Sassy. Man nor beast gets near the boat without a call to arms by Sassy. She takes her "job" very seriously. She quit sleeping with me in the v berth to stay by the door, I can assume only to stand guard. I bathe regularly and seldom have gas, so I guess her instincts are kicking in now that she is an adult dog

For a career I was a telephone man. Backyards and lots of dogs of all types. In 30 years I was bitten once, not badly. I had many close calls. My experience leads me to say that a vicious dog is totally unnecessary, a sentinel is all that is called for. As nice as a vicious dog sounds, the liability and responsibility that goes with a junkyard dog is not something I choose to deal with.

Here is a thought. Motion sensor tied to a recording of a pump shotgun chambering a shell. No need to do that in different languages, I understand that is some what international, bet it would even scare the seagulls.
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Old 26-05-2010, 01:16   #152
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I hear you Mule. I've work in the security industry for years in Aus & NZ but in NZ a pump action shotgun is not realy allowed in the marina eh? we don't have any of that "right to bear(is that right ??) arms" stuff. the only ones here who use guns are the gangs & maoris (1 in the same realy). I have had nice conversations with the odd nosey person, only to find out they are yachties too, so I guess the answer is. Own your space but be flexible as the person you are challenging could be as nice as you?? keep safe Paulo.
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Old 26-05-2010, 05:39   #153
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I think we have you all beat. We had our last boat for sale with a sign from the broker on the life lines. It clearly stated " no boarding without broker". We were living on the boat in Annapolis next to the Chart House. My wife awoke in the middle of the night to strange noises in the cockpit above our cabin. When she stuck her head out the companionway, she found a couple doing the dirty deed on the cockpit cushions. This episode was published in L&L under the title - Boatis interuptis.
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I think we have you all beat. We had our last boat for sale with a sign from the broker on the life lines. It clearly stated " no boarding without broker". We were living on the boat in Annapolis next to the Chart House. My wife awoke in the middle of the night to strange noises in the cockpit above our cabin. When she stuck her head out the companionway, she found a couple doing the dirty deed on the cockpit cushions. This episode was published in L&L under the title - Boatis interuptis.
No contest. Your story takes the cake, hands down.

Oh, was one of the couple the broker?
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Old 26-05-2010, 09:08   #156
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No contest. Your story takes the cake, hands down.

Oh, was one of the couple the broker?
pics or it didn't happen....
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If you pay large fees at your marina and the marina has locked gates, who is responsable for the security. Is it the job of the residents to enforce security of the marina manager? I recently found a couple of young blokes fishing from the duck board of a friends stink boat. when confronted they told me they had been fishing in the local marinas for a long time and only fished from the boats with For Sale signs on them. I dont let enyone in unless I know them.
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Oh, was one of the couple the broker?
He was putting an offer in?
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He was putting something in! Sorry no pictures.
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Hi Paul here in Nelson NZ, . Some of the people here have pot plants on their dock, it looks more owned?
Really???
You mean POTTED plants, right? I think I would prefer visits from random dockwalkers to a visit from ATF! NTM, the kind of nighttime wanderers who might be drawn to such a garden.
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Yes plants in pots, we say pot plants here although there are a lot of "dopes" growing dope in this country. It was his nice ceramic pots that were the probably the target. We also have the "midnight spares" company being very active in the marina car park. Ba*^*#!>. ATF-NTM sorry I don't know what that means??
Re "the winner" was the broker a female? as the other party was just doing as the sign said then, boarding? yeh,yeh, I'm sorry
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ATF=Alcohol Tobacco Firearms ( A police division..FBI actually)
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Their Xmas party must be fun ..............or not

Over here we have "The Honoraries". 12 crack teams of urban crime fighters - usually plain clothed. They even have their own court system...........and dedicated seats in the Legislature (might as well also make the laws! a well as catch and then sentence) - a number are also part of the Govt..............it's "the Jersey way".

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Yep, sorry, wasn't thinking about translation when I wrote it
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