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Old 09-20-2014, 10:56 PM   #21
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I'd enjoy reading about your trip down to P.R. would you mind posting some updates from time to time on the voyagers section of the forum?
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I should have asked before. Is there anything in particular you are interested in about that trip? I have done it in a more leisurely manor.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:19 PM   #22
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"Hey Parks. I'll bite�� Why IS the anchor through the wheel???"
I was kinda hoping you guys would tell me. We've been using that logo since long before I was born.

"To keep it from driving ye nuts?"
Sounds like as good a reason as any.
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:17 PM   #23
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How about a squirrel in the wheel?? What could that mean?? (on Patricia Louise earlier today)
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:25 PM   #24
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Tame?? How much?
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Obviously looking for the nuts the wheel's driving.
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:07 PM   #26
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Looks like an invasive specie.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:23 PM   #27
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Look what I found in Nassau

Rescue squirrel the wife found about two months ago. Her new "baby".


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Old 10-12-2014, 09:57 PM   #28
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I had a squirrel take up winter residence in my flats boat a few years back, which lives under a carport in our yard. By the time I caught it it had eaten through 4 commercial pfds, two custom seat cushions and a good bit of wiring. I pinned him in a corner and killed him with a whack from the first thing that I could put my hand on, the fire extinguisher that lives under the console.

It dented the extinguisher and chipped the gel coat.

I'm sure yours in a nice squirrel though, and he is cute. :-)
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:16 PM   #29
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Thanks Doug for sharing that wonderful story😊. I'm not sure how this story will end- but it could possibly be just like that. In the meanwhile, it hasn't been too bad.


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Old 10-13-2014, 07:49 AM   #30
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They do like wiring. I worked in an avionics lab and some people in the office area next to our lab thought it was cute to feed one. It became so tame that they would let it in the office. One day it found it's way through the ceiling tile and over to our lab. The alarms went off one night so I had to go in and check it out. The critter did over $30,000 in damage to wiring harnesses in the lab. The previous week were having all kinds of unexplained failures. Thanks to the little critter.
I think they are cute looking too but they have done far to much damage in my area.
Good luck with the guy...
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:12 AM   #31
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They are not called tree rats for nothing
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:07 AM   #32
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I had one take up residence in my shop.. used a rat trap
dead squirrel.. no more problem.

We had a snake in our dinghy one morning on a cruise a couple years ago.. the dinghy had not been to the beach in a long time.. swam up in the night and came aboard.. we had been anchored and not tied to a dock for a couple weeks. Scared the living crap out of me when I jumped in to take the dog on her morning walk..
We were on the Snake River.. go figure.

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Old 10-13-2014, 10:13 AM   #33
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One year, long ago, we were recommissioning (Spring) our vessel. Found a pile of "fluff" on one of the galley lockers. In the midst of what turned out to be part of our 200' nylon anchor rode (at that point in 3 pieces, none of which were usable as too short) I discovered 5 chipmunk puppies snug inside. I carefully put the nest and the pups into a 2 1/2 gallon pail and placed it under the boat. The remaining "fluff" was bagged. Next weekend no pups, and a hole in the bag where mom rescued #6 which I had overlooked. General consensus in the yard was I should have offed them all but I'm too much of a softy.
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:12 AM   #34
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A mother squirrel found her way under the winter cover of my Blackfin. Before she was discovered she had 2 or 3 little ones. The damage was not minor. They had chewed wiring, and torn some canvas. She really made a cozy nest for her brood. Traps were set in the boat the next winter. Now, about those pesky ducks . . . . . . .
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:43 AM   #35
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Further to my mushy post #33. Subsequent storage for off season, I spread some moth balls throughout the boat and never experienced any issues afterwards. Only took a good day's airing for the odor to dissipate. Now, the jury is still out as to whether or not the moth balls contributed anything but....
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:33 PM   #36
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They are not called tree rats for nothing
EXACTLY what I was thinking.

Coworkers have suffered lots of house damage from tree rats in the attic.

The traditional recipes for Brunswick stew is
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  • Okra
  • Potatoes
  • Other veggies
  • Game meat like rabbit and SQUIRREL.

Just say'n.

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