We did all this during the infamously nocuous "HoHo-HumHum" race off of Madagascar in '87 and it saved our hides.
Here's what happened to the poor boat next to us who had not prepared as we had (notice that they were playing classical music in the background...to no avail):
Thatsa makes me surprised thata your hearing is shutting down, like most of my senses have years ago. I'm tryin to tell ya, Krakens don't like Disney whale music. But, myself being a chicken of the sea, think it's a good idea to calmly alert the whales that someting is getting closer as they sleep. I'm surprised no one questioned how does an air breathing mammal sleep at sea? Anyway after reading about few mariner encounters with 8 tenacled critters, I became even more paraniod so now I take along a kid's plastic water blaster gun loaded with nitrous amonia. I figure 1 shot in the eyeball should do it.
"nitrous amonia" That's what it said on the plastic jug when I got a good deal on it at the Summerdale Flea market.
Last edited by Capt.Fred; 11-11-2009 at 08:38 AM.