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This guy is having a really bad day...


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Last year we had a humpback whale do a full broach towards us. He landed about 30' from our bow. I have a theory - we change the colour of our antifouling each time we repaint. The years we have black antifouling, we see whales all around - very close -including the recent experience. I can see the SA yacht appears to have red paint so that wrecks my theory.
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wow.. there's one you don't see every day. interesting find!
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C'mon, everyone knows you don't paint an effeminate looking stick figure dude with a halo on your sail.

That means "Please Hit Me" in whale.
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Dang ... the insurance claim is going to be a fun one!
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C'mon, everyone knows you don't paint an effeminate looking stick figure dude with a halo on your sail.

That means "Please Hit Me" in whale.
That is the Logo from the old TV show "The Saint". The whale only wanted a closer look at it.
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hey.. if you smuggle plankton, you eventually have to expect it...
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More like some photoshop work. Different sky and backgrounds in various pics. The guy at the wheel looks calm just before a monster lands on his deck? Don't think so. His body language doesn't support the scenario. Plus yes the boat is a mess, about what you'd expect from a dismasting, but I'd think a whale of that size would have crushed the cabin top and done even more damage. Just being a bit suspicious thats all.
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