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Old 02-09-2012, 08:56   #856
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Yes, can think of lots of fun or even useful things to have...need is something else, and afford is where reality comes crashing in again.

Just being alive and healthy with clothing on my back and food in my belly is fantastic, anything more is a bonus.

Still, I love aquariums. A buddy of mine on N Stradbroke Island built himself a huge timber house. He installed a 3m saltwater fishtank to hold fish and coral that he found or caught. His thinking was to be able to have fresh fish when he wanted a nice snack. "You don't have to be hungry to eat", was one of Tim's favourite sayings. Worked fine until he put a mudcrab in there. It snipped up some of the fish and it all rotted and he had to start again. Pity; he had a lovely red emperor in there at the time. Beautiful fish, a shame really to eat it.

I only ever had a freshwater tank. The dwarf gouramis were the coolest...smart little fish, they figured out how to rinse crumbs of food off the glass above the water when it stuck there at din-din time. The archer fish was neat...I cut the barb and point off a dry fly and hung it over the tank; he would take potshots at it for hours, and hit it every time. Not sure if I'd risk an aquarium on a boat...I suppose a gimbaled tank mounted down low would be safest, but too much trouble and potential for disaster. I've seen viewing ports built in hulls but don't like the idea of such a weak point, cool as it is. Viewing tube and snorkel will likely be the limit. I wonder if one could colonise one's hull with useful sealife rather than permitting random growth. Or find some lifeform that doesn't bring a drag penalty with it. Hmmm, I wonder if anyone ever tried mother-of-pearl as an antifoul coating?
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:57   #857
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

sounds like the amazing filipino toethief--best wear shoesies in the water or lose a leg...and ye thunk alligators was bad stuff......

micah--i live in an aquarium without a true admission fee.....err--none other than purchase of boat and rent and refitting her..lol--and a tad of fuel for leaving the bay when is time...
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Yachts 66......be glad it wasn't a Qld muddie....those things can crush bottle necks and broomsticks.
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I dunno what he was, but a good solid swift kick that sent him flying 20 did not phase him even a little!
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Crocodiles are tasty. Do people eat alligators too? Hmmm....a nice pair of alligator skin boat shoes comes to mind...
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in florida , wherein live weird folk who eat everything, yes is alligator fritters or some such--tail fries or something--they are a lil crunchified formy tastes tho--would rather have boots or a special backpack to carry bubba.....

no iamnot being bigot--i kinda like real floridians..
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There seems to be a rabid crab on the loose. For your own safety please refrain from open toed shoes until said toe thief is apprehended.
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Im a faux floridian....lol but my older son Michael is a cracker....born in Ft Lauderdale.....but im cool....so you'd like me anyway
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Y66, I'm sure he just going to climb up your pants and go for your [moderator edit].
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rofl--havent met too many faux wherevers i didnt like---we all get along...and we all faux somethings or another



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Y66, I'm sure he just going to climb up your pants and go for your [moderator edit].

Ahhh...so it was the female L. Bobbitt crab.....

Nasty little buggers....no mercy
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how do ye say it in tagalog?????
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Ummm...idk...

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yeah but can ya ride it alone?
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