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Old 04-06-2010, 06:07 PM   #21
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RE: Teak OIL or Not?

What's that little black thingy hanging off of the port aft corner of the platform?
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:41 PM   #22
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I think its a ladder.

WOW Walt, that looks great!!
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Dave:

It's a finerasis that I bought in 1959. It attracts porpoises to the boat when the signal is turned on and they keep sharks away when you have to go over the side to clear a prop, etc. There were only 200 of them made and I have one of the few that remain. There's a guy in your area that has one too.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:54 AM   #24
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Dave:

It's a finerasis that I bought in 1959. It attracts porpoises to the boat when the signal is turned on and they keep sharks away when you have to go over the side to clear a prop, etc. There were only 200 of them made and I have one of the few that remain. There's a guy in your area that has one too.
"Finerasis"? Hmm. Sounds to me like a device to make one of my legs longer than the other?

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RE: Teak OIL or Not?

Finerasis. Sort of like a thingamabob? or a Johnson rod.
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Walt,
That's a GREAT story- and you TELL it so well
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:28 AM   #27
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RE: Teak OIL or Not?

Teak oil, snake oil.....or maybe the sea-going version of a wigwam for a gooses bridle? Walt, were you for real, or just yanking our chains....? Hydrophones we know, but.....finerasis...?
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:08 AM   #28
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I wonder if there are finerasis in Florida or California?
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I have a home in Sedona, Arizona where the various red rock formations have been named throughout the years. The most famous of these is "Cathedral Rock" which looks nothing like a cathedral. My wife and I are so sick of "man" wanting to label everything that we started calling Cathedral Rock, "Ta-ha-na-gav-e" An old indian name that was invented by us. Everyone we saw in eateries, parks, etc that ask about Cathedral Rock were informed that Ta-ha-na-gav-e was the proper indian name. It finally caught on and we have had a good laugh. Finerasis ___Ta-ha-na-gav-e__Same thing.
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Walt--- Can your Finerasis be reprogrammed to give permission to Orcas to turn on and destroy the whale watch boats that follow them around all day, every day? That would be a great thing to be able to do. The Orcas deserve a break--- it's probably only their good nature and patience that has prevented them from doing this so far. Be nice to turn them loose and let them dispose of this constant annoyance once and for all.

Particularly if the Finerasis can also send invitations to sperm whales that might be in the area. Sperm whales not only enjoy destroying boats, they're really good at it plus they get the added bonus of getting to eat the boat's occupants. Then place names like "Massacre Bay" and "Wreck Cove" will take on entirely new and relevant meanings.....
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Marin:
Your question as to whether or not the finerasis can be programed for use with Orcas is very interesting. After all, they are simply tooth whales, much like the porpoise.

A biologist from Scripps Institute of Oceanography (about 3 miles from my home) told me that Orcas speak an entirely different language than dolphins and different Orca pods don't even speak the same tongue. I don't know if this applies to the porpoise species but my understanding is that the finerasis only signals dolphins. Incidentally, there are no adjustable controls on the finerasis. One setting only. (factory)

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Okay, but I'm betting that all the members of the dolphin/porpoise/whale (cetacean order) have a common language of sorts. Like the different native tribes did up and down the PNW-BC-SE Alaska coasts. They had their own languages or dialects, but there was this "pidgin" language that was much more limited than the tribal languages but could be understood across a wide number of tribes.

So assuming this is so (perhaps your friend from Sripps can confirm this), if you could transmit the Orca's "sink whale watch boats and eat the tourists" message to the dolphins, they could in turn pass it on to the Orcas and sperm whales using "pidgin whale."
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what delightfully devious minds some people have ,i'm all for feeding delicious delectable human tourists to the orcas.but then again some humans will make them ill,ie politicians.
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I had better clear this up! I've received some PM and direct e-mail relative to the authenticity of the finerasis. It's a swim ladder! The reflection you see in the water is from my boat and the boat on my port side.
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now you have spoilt everything,i was picturing war of the water world.
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Bummer! This topic could have been good for a long while yet.
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