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Old 18-04-2007, 13:29   #1
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Unwanted Pet.

I think we have a new crew member. Seeing as we are feeding and providing shelter for what ever it is at the mo, I guess we call it a pet :-) Anyway's, Dawn picked up a packet of crackers to have with cheese and found something else had been there before her. It has nawed away a neet little hole and nibbled all the outer edges of the crackers. At first I saidm nah we can't have a mouse on board. How would it get here. The packet must have been chewed at home surely. A few minutes later, she pops out the hatch with another food itme that had also been chewed through. Uh oh, I think we have a stowaway.
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Old 18-04-2007, 14:48   #2
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It's time to put rat/mouse guards on your mooring lines. Where there's one, there will be more!
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Old 18-04-2007, 14:54   #3
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Uh oh, I think we have a stowaway.
So you are in the charter business now. Might be a good idea working out all the problems with rodents before moving on to people.
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Old 18-04-2007, 17:14   #4
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Do whatever it takes and the quicker, the better. Do you want your wiring attacked? I've heard stories.

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Old 18-04-2007, 17:28   #5
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Have to agree with all of the above. Best set traps NOW .. best bait? Peanut butter ... they might prefer cheese, but they can steal the cheese ... not the peanut butter!
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Old 18-04-2007, 17:35   #6
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I think it's his boat now, Wheels . . .

. . . because if the threat of electrocution and/or burning the hull to the waterline didn't scare him away, he's not goin' anywhere!

It sounds to me like it's time to invest in a hungry ship's cat.

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Old 18-04-2007, 17:41   #7
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I am wondering if you should take another look at you recent wiring fiasco. Might be time to let the cats have the run of the boat for a couple days.
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Old 18-04-2007, 22:11   #8
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The thing that surprises me the most is, where the heck did he/she come from. I am at the end of a jetty. A longgggg jetty. Why my boat???
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Set the traps out NOW. I had one a couple of months ago and it took three days to get, and its unbelievable how many things it had damaged in that time, even though there was plenty of real food about. Even ate my scuba regulator mouthpiece. A friend went to the mainland for a couple of months, and somehow one got aboard and completely destroyed everything: wood, hoses wiring, even canned food! And this was out in the middle of the lagoon on a mooring ball, so a jetty would be easy for them.
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Wheels,
Maybe he's the one who sabotoged your electrical system???? Why not put some peanut butter on one of the hot battery terminals and get even????

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Geez, your cats are bloody useless. Will have to think twice about rafting up to you at Christmas Will have to make sure Bays Flyer goes in between with mouse traps on it's decking.
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When you come to Mana for the mast we better get Customs to fumigate the boat. Can't have you introducing any Havelock pests into the North Island.
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Old 19-04-2007, 00:31   #13
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We were delivering a yacht in South Africa once and honestly the rats coming down the marina were as big as the cats - no joke - I was in the marina bar and said to the barman - hey look that cat has just gone into your kitchen! He laughed and put the lights up - no cat - a large rat! My steak didn't quite taste the same after that!
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A "friend" who shall go unnnamed..had had a few drinks......This had the odd effect of clouding his judgement !! In his somewhat warm and fuzzy state he decided that the old bladder was a bit stretched and needed relief. There happened to be a handy tree, all the dogs used it so why not he ? Did l mention slightly fuzzy ?....happens this place was a well used park adjacent to the local tourist jetty and cafe. Yes it was at night but there was also street lighting. Away he goes doin tha deed. It so happened that at the same time a very large water rat (about half a metre long) ran down the jetty and threw itself into the water. Turning around and yelling after us whilst packing away the mechandise, HEY GUYS...THAT WAS HUGE....DID YOU SEE THE $*^&$%#SPLASH ??!! ..........just as a gentleman with two young daughters on an evening stroll chanced by............Oh yes there is all types of rhodents !!
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Hey, Baysflyer here. I remember a wise old man telling me that the lightest boat always goes on the outside when rafting up! Can't muck around with those sorts of things. My suggestion is a good old whack with an umbrella, works well on stray cats!
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