Thursday, June 09, 2005

Okay, one last boat post for today. The boat in the foreground is another "Bird Dog" boat. This shot shows the open stern and the black outboard motor up front. This Bird Dog is set up for crabbing. You can see the crab traps stacked on the dock. Posted by Hello


Rowan said...

Nice blog. I like your links. I'm still trying to figure out how to do that for my page. I love your pictures. I haven't read all the way through, yet but am looking forward to it.

Darlene said...

I find it amazing that there are so many types of fishing boats! Don't know why, but I really enjoy seeing and reading about them. Maybe it just sets off the appeal of the freedom they suggest, getting away from it all?

Forgive me for changing the topic, but considering your background, would you know of any way to discourage raccoons from trying to get on people's bird feeders? I've had several questions about that; also one woman who's worried they will get on her deck and eat her fish. Would sure appreciate any ideas.

Also, thanks so much for the nice plug about my site. Wow, I never considered myself a webmaster. Seriously, that gives me a sense of pride. Thanks! From one webmaster to another, keep up the good work.

Floridacracker said...

Thank you both for the nice comments. Rowan, Blogger Help can guide you through the adding of links. After a false start or two, I figured it out. It's just a matter of copying a line of code that they provide in the help section and then replacing the "EDIT ME" parts with the URL you want to link to and the link name that you want to appear on your site. Whew! That is a long run-on sentence and I think Darlene is an English major, so I'm probably in trouble.
I agree boats = freedom. When you step onto a boat, 71 percent of the planet is available to you. I suppose pilots feel airplanes = freedom, but if my boat motor breaks down I will still float...
As for the raccoon question, I don't have a foolproof raccoon solution. I don't really recommend trapping them as I do. It does seem to discourage them for a while, but it's not the safest thing in the world. Somebody has to open that trap and release the unhappy raccoon. My dad uses mothballs in his flower pots to keep the squirrels from digging up young plants. It seems to work. Also cayenne pepper might work. No effect on birds, but mammals can sense it. You can buy a big shaker of ground cayenne at SAM's for just a few bucks. Might work.
Thanks again for the comments!