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I do own an old sunfish that I would gladly use to participate in such an event.

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What a GREAT idea!

However.....

If you get colorful paint on my brightwork, I will respond with live ammo!

Actually would like to do this>
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We've been joking about that here, except finding a bay a bit away from town to avoid the police boat ruining the fun.
I really like the water balloon slingshot especially if a bio-degradable balloon could be used.
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We've been joking about that here, except finding a bay a bit away from town to avoid the police boat ruining the fun.
I really like the water balloon slingshot especially if a bio-degradable balloon could be used.
Years ago the water balloon slingshot, or "Funnelator" as it was known, was quite popular. Many boats brought them out on hot days drifting around waiting for the wind to fill in. One day the Commodore of the club, an unarmed bystander and tempting target was hit in the face, shattering his glasses and nearly taking his eyesight in one eye. Ever since then they have been banned.

As someone who has developed multiple funnelators, I can tell you that they are VERY powerful and can cause injury, so be very careful.

Of course the idea of filling the ocean with the balloon bits isn't very appealing either.

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Re: The Age of Fighting Sail----2013

This reminds me of our "demo" derby days in the cove when we were youngins'. We used to get about 5 boats together and using our bailers (cut off bleach jugs) try to fill the other boats and swamp them.

That is actually how I learned that a 2 stroke outboard can be flushed and runs fine after going in the drink
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Re: The Age of Fighting Sail----2013

bypass the concern about paint staining and go digital with each boat fitted with targets that when hit by the beam have the same result sans paint. Sounds like fun...
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