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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....
Wow - great story, though I think I'd prefer the duck
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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.
Again, I'd prefer the duck, thank you. Preferably confit style.
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Yes, a duck is far less threatening...and not quite so large or smelly as a drunk or a sea lion. The sea lion did wait for us to get up and see him after having our morning coffee to make his departure the first time....

On boats with larger swim platforms, I understand that Sea Lions are a reason for them sinking at the dock... a dozen of them will swarm over a boat and try to get comfy... and then the boat will start to sink out from under them.
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Yes, a duck is far less threatening...and not quite so large or smelly as a drunk or a sea lion. The sea lion did wait for us to get up and see him after having our morning coffee to make his departure the first time....

On boats with larger swim platforms, I understand that Sea Lions are a reason for them sinking at the dock... a dozen of them will swarm over a boat and try to get comfy... and then the boat will start to sink out from under them.
Hmmm... It would take a lot more ducks than sea lions to sink a boat - though it's a funny visual and either one makes for an entertaining insurance claim.
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Unfortunately, from what i understand it is getting to be a real problem in southern california marinas...
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Yes, a duck is far less threatening....
Ya think, obviously you havent seen the teeth on the ducks here on Oz, only some of our animals are dangerous.

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Unfortunately, from what i understand it is getting to be a real problem in southern california marinas...

Found online...


Sea Lions Sink Man's Antique Sailboat
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Jerry Dunlap spent more than a year fixing up his 1910 dream sailboat. But a gaggle of about 15 hefty sea lions managed to sink the 50-foot craft in just one weekend.

Dunlap paid $3,500 to have the boat dragged up from the bottom of Newport Harbor. The radios, radar and electrical system were ruined, and he doesn't know how much it will cost to repair the boat.

"I really don't know what I'm going to do with it," said Dunlap, a contractor. "This is a major setback. I'm 63, I don't know
if I feel like working another two years to get a boat to work."

The scuttling of Dunlap's $24,000 boat may be the most striking example of mayhem that sea lions have caused since they started showing up in the harbor in May.

Residents complain that they bark all night long, and the city received a report that a rogue sea lion tipped over a mother and her child in their kayak.

City officials are considering asking the City Council to make it illegal to feed the sea lions.
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Very true, but apparently the ones in So. Cal are abit on the fat and lazy side... Also believe they're a good deal fatter than the ones in your photos.


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