Friday, December 7, 2007

On second thought

So, I no longer blame the cat. I am pretty damned sure it was a coon, due to the scratch marks themselves and a piece of hair. When a cat scratches shit it does it like its on speed or something, taking several passes at the scratching surface with both paws. This didn't look like that, it was about five or six total scratch marks, and they line up perfectly if one were to imagine a big fat coon trying to climb up the tube, slipping a little, and digging in such that one or two claws from each paw scratched the tube. I asked myself what the hell a coon would want to climb up on my boat for, then remembered it was right around the time of the whole salmon, gear, dirty mcdirt, egg goo escapade. I think that fucker smelled the egg goo and wanted a go at it....I also found a piece of hair, suspiciously gray turning to brown with a black bar near the top and a lighter brown on the other side of that. The boat has now paid me back in all possible ways, inflicting pain upon itself even. Point taken, again...and until further notice there shall never be bait in or around that boat again.

Most pertinent Harry quote: "Let's blame the racoons." - this was said right after I told him about the boat, damned guy is like the Nostradamus of the Carribean.

5 comments:

K said...

This harry does sound like a pertinent fellow.
Fish the eggs but next time maybe set up a conibear in there afterwards...

salmobyfly said...

wipe after you shit...hose her down.

t-mos said...

conibear is exactly what i was thinking. my daniel boone coon hat is in need of a refurbishing.

also, the aquaseal worked.

bacon_to_fry said...

so, no eventual patch job?

t-mos said...

bacon,

i don't think so. the aquaseal is holding up well and even if it failed i think i could row for 3 or 4 hours before i needed to refill the bladder. the patch kit is always on the boat too. i am going to get some toluene and accelerator to upscale the kit a bit and will probably call it good.