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Old 16-04-2016, 20:18   #91
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Re: Looky Loos and What to Do About Them

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Maybe one of these? - found on Amazon.com ...

Sorry MarcStAug, I don't find your suggestion either humorous or helpful.

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Old 16-04-2016, 20:20   #92
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Old 16-04-2016, 20:29   #93
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Re: Looky Loos and What to Do About Them

If i find lookyloos peering in the porthole....I usually have fun with them something like this

Go on deck say hi....and ask where they are from?

Seattle.... Oh I know Seattle, whereabouts?

Redmond near Walmart.... Oh yeah....what street ?

4th avenue.....incredible, what address?

Usually suspicious by now they ask why?

So that I can come to your home and peer in your dam windows....
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Old 16-04-2016, 21:12   #94
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Re: Looky Loos and What to Do About Them

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So that I can come to your home and peer in your dam windows....
Funny, that! Me, I have little cardboard cutouts that I can put in the port lights and no one can see in. I like it that way.

But then, I have never had someone board my boat uninvited.

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Old 17-04-2016, 05:49   #95
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Maybe one of these? - found on Amazon.com ...

I Like It. And I think it would be quite helpful in the right situation.

I'm no English Major by any means but shouldn't "then" be ''than"
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Old 17-04-2016, 06:57   #96
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I Like It. And I think it would be quite helpful in the right situation.

I'm no English Major by any means but shouldn't "then" be ''than"
You're right! There's probably a shortage of people with Engllsh language skills designing these types of posters.
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Old 17-04-2016, 07:00   #97
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Re: Looky Loos and What to Do About Them

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I Like It. And I think it would be quite helpful in the right situation.

I'm no English Major by any means but shouldn't "then" be ''than"
Absolutely correct Salty. One would think that when brandishing a weapon we would also speak proper English, would we not? <wink>

And for the guy who didn't think it was humorous... yes, everyone has an opinion; Lighten up dude!
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I Like It. And I think it would be quite helpful in the right situation.

I'm no English Major by any means but shouldn't "then" be ''than"

Maybe it's a reference to sequence of events. Shoot first then call the police?

I know, I know, I'm reaching here.


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Just an idea:

Put a sign on the boat "Only board this boat if you fancy swabbing the deck for the next five hours"

Seems a fitting punishment, they scuff the deck, they do the cleaning.
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Without the comma, "than" would be correct. With the comma, "then" is correct. Screwy language of ours.
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Re: Looky Loos and What to Do About Them

My apologies if I dropped the cat in with the pigeons but I was just relating what worked for us in a marina in San Diego. Now living in Nevada, the attitude towards firearms is far different than many places elsewhere in the US. Because of the sensibilities of Californians in particular, having a Glock strapped to your waist seems to generate fear and perhaps loathing, but it works.
Signs meant nothing, jawboning just seem to invite verbal abuse but carrying a firearm without comment in a nonthreatening manner sure worked.
I can appreciate MarkJ's sensibilities as my wife still has family in Australia but they all grew up in 'Top End' and still carry firearms on their muster and are real salt of the earth types who brook no crap from anyone. Cheers, Phil
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Re: Looky Loos and What to Do About Them

I need to make a correction:

We did have an intruder board us once. He tried to steal our outboard motor (probably to be sold on to Christmas--a crime that the police in the area were quite familiar with.)
However, he woke us up, and ran away without the motor, jumped into the water and swam away to shore.

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Re: Looky Loos and What to Do About Them

To keep them off your boat, go to a feed store and buy a fence charger and wire. Install and link to metal rails and lines, warn people you like, and keep the dock and stairs watered down for a good ground.
Just like a cow, eventually they'll figure it out.
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Re: Looky Loos and What to Do About Them

I believe that location has already been mentioned as a factor. We are only at public docks about 7 days out of a year and this my be why we don't have a problem with people peering in our portlights.

Of course, boarders with theft intentions are different from "looky loos". We did have a young man attempt to take my son's surfboard from our deck about twenty years ago, but that's our only event. Location is likely a big factor with this too. We're not cruising in areas where we appear to have more wealth than those in our surroundings.

I guess I don't need to plan a defense, but I can understand this need for those cruising in some areas, whether it be protecting privacy or belongings.
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Without the comma, "than" would be correct. With the comma, "then" is correct. Screwy language of ours.
You are absolutely right I didn't see the comma till I zoomed in.
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