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Sucker fish problems

It seems over the past few years on Lake Texoma I have noticed more sucker fish (I believe they are some form of Carpsucker) that keep attacking the bottom of my boat. I notice it mostly at night while in the slip however this weekend they were all over it during the day. My question is does everyone else have this problem? The bottom was just cleaned in February so I wouldn't think it would need to be done again. How often do you clean and inspect your bottom (of your boat)?

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Grass carp. If there is any hair/scum/algae on the bottom of your boat they will eat it. I was next to an aluminum pontoon boat that hadn't moved in a couple of years and they would suck on that thing all day and night. BONG BONG BONG You could hear it all over the marina.
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I am sure that Dad's Catalina is full of them, seeing how the bottom growth on his boat from not moving is about 2 inches long. HeHe!

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They're probably a good thing, since they're helping to keep your boat bottom less fuzzy.

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I too am on Lake Texhoma and have the same thing happening. Sometimes it is so much like someone knocking to see if I am home I get up and look outside. But I understand they are harmless to the boats.
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I guess they will keep the weed off it, but the thumping must drive you nuts.
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You could always get a waterproof speaker box and play disco music. That should drive them off.

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yeah it's the knocking and banging that drives you nuts. I thought about trying to find some type of shocking devices, Like a cattle prod, to shock'em but figured that may not be a good thing.
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We also have a problem with this. We are slipped on the Ohio River in Cinn. Ohio. Has anyone found relief. My wife cannot sleep during these all night long feedings?????
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RUN!!!!! RUN!!!

WARNING!!!!!!!!!

YOU GUYS ARE IN GREAT DANGER!!!

MOVE OUT NOW!!!


YOU'RE INFESTED BY THE DANGEROUS:


MORPIONS!!!


Leave the lake and your belongings back....those little creatures, or animals you are getting are not weed eating fish....they are called "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 crappy 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 head....kinda like "ants in the sugar box", if you know what I mean.... An itchy a**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 marina walk "funny"..they suffer of Gayness...a disease spread by excessive admission of Morpions analy...known victims: Boy George, Elton John, Camaraderie...etc..sad but true...

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

I'm protected... my cruising speed is over 6kts, and my boat moves..hence no marine growth

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