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You laugh... but we were anchored out not too long ago when I heard a splash and something walking on the cockpit just over our heads. Everything is amplified in the boat times ten. When you are half asleep and something has boarded your boat, it is times 1000. I searched around for my 25mm flare gun (and could not find it, thank God, as I would have probabyl just shot myself), then just settled on the flag pole (with flag attached). Now, what was I going to do with that flag pole??? Salute somebody?

Turns out it was a duck.. or I think it was a duck. He jumped in and flew off. Really screwed up my sleep for the rest of the night.

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NO...NO....NO....you're all wrong!!

I have the solution for you...its quite simple...

first, those little creatures, or animals you art getting are called "LES MORPIONS", they are like the crabs...of crabs...they are experts in osmosis, and enter the hull thru blisters....they squeeze themselves thru the molecules of fiber glass and wood (luckily not thru Carbon Fiber and Kevlar, as they avoid those boats..they're allergic to fast boats), on most boats, specially shitty old ones and Catalinas...

Here's a mug shot of one done by our resident artist..





What they do is as they pass thru the hull, they get together, they aglomerate into larger masses, they eat cookies and chocolate, and then...they rape sleeping sailors...but they leave no traces...other than a funny feeling when you next go in the John....kinda like "ants in the sugar box", if you know what I mean.... An itchy ass hole.....

You need to paint your hull with a super rare very expensive paint called:

"LA SURRENDER"...

Unfortunately its very very very very EXPENSIVE...as it is made with a very rare substance, called French Bravery....so only a few cans were made...

what you do...if your lucky to get one can, is paint it over your antifouling...

I have never seen the MORPIONS, I know they exist, because some guys around my boat walk "funny"

Most people..... don't admit having those bore making animals in their boats..... some do admit....but they're "openly" "different"....

I'm protected...I've got enough Kevlar and CF.....and my cruising speed is over 6kts

What's in your hull????

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You laugh... but we were anchored out not too long ago when I heard a splash and something walking on the cockpit just over our heads. Everything is amplified in the boat times ten. When you are half asleep and something has boarded your boat, it is times 1000. I searched around for my 25mm flare gun (and could not find it, thank God, as I would have probabyl just shot myself), then just settled on the flag pole (with flag attached). Now, what was I going to do with that flag pole??? Salute somebody?

Turns out it was a duck.. or I think it was a duck. He jumped in and flew off. Really screwed up my sleep for the rest of the night.
That would freak me out!
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Giu,

You are too funny. You should quit your profession and go be an artist!!!

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Gui is correct this little creatures attach themselves to passing vessels in the Morphou Bay (Greek: Κολπος Μορφου, Kolpos Morfou; Turkish: Güzelyurt Körfezi), is a part of the Mediterranean Sea, located on the North Western side of the island of Cyprus. It is named after the nearby inland town of Morphou (Turkish: Güzelyurt). The bay forms the westernmost seaboard of the break-away spreed,and areall over the world
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Very Nice G.......
Your getting better.

I actually remember reading an article in sailing magazine where a reader wrote to the boat doctor saying something was keeping him up at night.

It turns out that the answer was hundreds of small shrimp were actually attacking the slime on the hull below the water line keeping this guy awake at night and driving him mad.

I don't think these guys ever made it inside the cabin.
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Cover your boat in peanut butter that usually keeps them from going any further then the outside of your hull
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My favorite nighttime visitor was a sea lion... didn't seem to realize anyone was on the boat... and it would come aboard... big bastard too... the whole stern end of the boat would sink an inch or two when he came up..... Finally, to discourage his visits, we put down a few boards with some very large nails sticking up and through....
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My favorite nighttime visitor was a sea lion... didn't seem to realize anyone was on the boat... and it would come aboard... big bastard too... the whole stern end of the boat would sink an inch or two when he came up..... Finally, to discourage his visits, we put down a few boards with some very large nails sticking up and through....
Ian calls them girlfriends.....
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One summer around 2:00 am while swinging on a mooring in Block Island, we were awakened by a drunken sailor. He pulled up, apparently after the bars closed, and crawled into our cockpit to crash - thinking it was his friend's boat.

That really freaked out my wife and by the time I came up from our cabin, he had already realized his blunder, apologized and sped off in his dinghy. I never found out, but hopefully to the right boat.

Should have used Captain Joshua Slocum's tacks on the deck trick.
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