In an effort to reduce the deck mess we usually find after extended periods off the boat we picked up a plastic owl at the local boat shop to give it a try, since we figure it couldnt make things worse. We havent hoisted it up the mast yet and have 2 questions 1) do they work and 2) has anyone modified one so it could be hoisted up...i.e. added an eye/hooks more condusive to hoisting then the plastic 1/8" molded into the head? All comments welcomed. Thanks.