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#271 madyottie

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:26 PM

If westhaven won't come to the party, maybe DoC should foot the bill. After all, they're the group letting her stay there
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:40 PM

Bad Kitty lost a good dinghy same way in November iirc. It's on a thread here somewhere...
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:22 PM

I learnt today my neighbour lost his dinghy just before xmas cruise to the bloody thing. Also ripped off some dock fender.
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#274 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

It, or they, have seems to have developed a fetish for plastic and synthetic materials.

 

Next time anyone sees one aim it at a Rivieria or Maritimo.........better still that visual abortion that is on the end of R pier (??) in Westhaven.


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#275 Jon

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:13 PM

It, or they, have seems to have developed a fetish for plastic and synthetic materials.
 
Next time anyone sees one aim it at a Rivieria or Maritimo.........better still that visual abortion that is on the end of R pier (??) in Westhaven.


You mean the fugly blue box ?
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#276 BNG

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:24 PM

The response from Westhaven was entirely reasonable in my opinion.

 

They would also like to be rid of it for the same reasons we do and more however at the end of the day there is nothing they can do. Its a DOC thing and a protected marine mammal so its well out of Westhavens (or any other marina operators) hands or scope of operation. 

 

Lets face it they aren't in the business of killing protected marine mammals and I think they might be as sick of the pest as we are. 

 

Our efforts are best directed against DOC which is where I'll send the invoice for my dinghy repair.


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#277 Kevin McCready

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:27 PM

It's not a pest. We just have to change the way we do things. I'm looking forward to the day when we can harness local marine life to keep our hulls smooth.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

Some people struggle with the definition of a pest Kevin.


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#279 GregW

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

Its not an endangered species. If it was a stray dog destroying peoples property it would have been offed by now. Kevin, if you can train it to lick the sh*t off your boat then you would probably be in the running for a Nobel Prize. 


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#280 Kevin McCready

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

It's part of the ecosystem. Whatever we get to nibble stuff off our hulls will probably do better in a fully functioning ecosystem, not a dead one. Think.


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