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For several years now I have suspected that there where many animals swimming around in the area directly encompasing the hull of my boat. A few days ago my fears where proven justified when some of the critters had managed to get on board and proceeded to prowl through and sniff my rations. While I havent actually seen any of the creatures (it happens at night and the lights are off) I am sure that this has been going on for quite some time. I believe that these gnome-like creatures are able to magically move from underneath the hull, through the hull, and into the cabin. Is there any special type of bottom paint that would deter them?
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I'd throw some chicken gizzards over the side to keep them at bay or you could just invite one of Giu's aunts over for the evening?
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Don't encourage him...I think he went off his meds... the voices seem to be speaking to him again....

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Wrap your boat with heavy duty aluminum foil, top to bottom, that ought to do the trick.
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Don't encourage him...I think he went off his meds... the voices seem to be speaking to him again....
Geezz... SD I was trying the subtle approach.
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I've heard good things about Narconon . . . might reduce the occurance of your gnome attacks.

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Remember, before you do anything, you'll have to file an enviormental impact statement, get clearance from PETA, and check with your local Wicca coven that you aren't messing with their familars.

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Could be mermaids, might wanna leave out milk & cookies instead.

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set a cage trap, catch one, take it to someone who knows what it is and what kind of "shtuff" you can leave out to keep them away - usually something with a smell that they don't like, like that of a predator. Where are you - on a lake, large bay, ocean - US - East or West coast? How about adopting a dog from the SPCA?
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This is what I'm thinking. Get on E-Bay and get a Star Wars Light Sabre. Hide under your covers and burst out every 17 minutes or so with a 1,000,000 candlepower spotlight, screaming and flourishing the Light Sabre. I guarantee you will be able to sleep soundly by the third night.
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