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Old 12-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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I find this amusing.

The Ultimate PWC Repellent
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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I like it. And if a Sidewinder can be mounted on a Hobie Cat it would be a snap to mount one on a cruiser like ours. As such it could be very effective against the people in anchorages who run their generators all day and half the night, or play really annoying music at full volume through their flying bridge speakers even when nobody is up there. Or to clear off a mooring buoy if you arrive in a marine park and find all the buoys taken.

As to the PWC thing, you could also try to do what San Juan County did a number of years ago and simply ban the recreational use of PWCs in the county altogether. The ban survived all the court challenges and as a result, no buzzing, chain-saw sounding hot doggers on PWCs in the San Juan Islands. The only legal use is law enforcement and emergencies.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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I'm going to measure my boat for one today. Will be great to take care of those guys who don't like to slow down when entering a anchorage.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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I've found my spud gun works quite well as a PWC repellant. They're cheap to build, fun to shoot, ammo is plentiful and they're about the most fun you can have with your clothes on.




I've built a couple dozen of these for friends. They love 'em.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:28 AM   #5
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I like that. They are banned on Sydney Harbour, save for Police use.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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Something like this is more to my liking:



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Old 12-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
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I like that. They are banned on Sydney Harbour, save for Police use.
Which, PWCs, Sidewinders, or potato guns?
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:32 AM   #8
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A simple method of ending PWC noise is to obtain scrap polly pro line , It floats.

Cut it into 2 -3 ft chunks and undo the strands .

Drop them in the water near your vessel, where they will be sucked into the PWC intake,

In a short while SILENCE will be the result.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:39 AM   #9
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Drop them in the water near your vessel, where they will be sucked into the PWC intake,

In a short while SILENCE will be the result.
It will get real quiet in your jail cell while you try and figure out how to pay the $500K fine but you might have up to 6 years to work on it. But then you will have to deal with the civil penalties and the PWC driver's lawsuit ...

They say silence is golden and getting it your way may take a lot of gold.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #10
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Many years ago, when Jet Skis were new, a customer of mine was anchored in a quite spot in the Florida Keys. A nut job on one of the noisy things started to buzz his boat. The guy just wouldn't go away. I think he even tried to throw spray on the boat. My customer lost it. He pulled out a revolver and shot the guy. I was stunned when I heard this. I had no idea he was such a good shot.

The guy lived, my customer went to jail, but not for too long. I think the folks in the Keys thought the shooting was justified.
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