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Old 19 September 2008, 06:00   #1
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Dinghy storage

Hi all, anyone got any ideas how i can protect my dinghy which is stored in my shed from mice eating it away,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,are ther any alternatives to a metal box?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,some type of chain mail wrapping?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hope someone can help
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Old 19 September 2008, 07:33   #2
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Hi all, anyone got any ideas how i can protect my dinghy which is stored in my shed from mice eating it away,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,are ther any alternatives to a metal box?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,some type of chain mail wrapping?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hope someone can help
I had the same problem in my shed, it looked like someone had let off a shot gun.
The best advice I had was to buy 2 of these and keep them baited with either peanut butter or chocolate spread. If you do have a problem then it will last for a few days and then it will stop.......this is the time to make sure you leave the traps baited and don't get complacent.

Oh and there's not all blood and guts, just drop them in the outside bin.

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/16052/...nced-Mousetrap

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Old 19 September 2008, 07:40   #3
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im thinking plastic box now,,,,,,,,,,,,,if i can get one 4 ft long?
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Hi all, anyone got any ideas how i can protect my dinghy which is stored in my shed from mice eating it away,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,are ther any alternatives to a metal box?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,some type of chain mail wrapping?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hope someone can help
If size of space taken up for a storage is not a problem, always store an inflatable fully inflated. Mice are unable to damage a fully inflated dinghy, but a deflated one with the folds of fabric, is rich territory for them. All repairs that we have done over the years have always been where the mice have managed to attack a fold in the fabric
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I would think of vertical plastic barrels like those http://www.bascousa.com/store/index....plastic+barrel

Would be much easier to lock it.
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I always store mine inflated - on the roof of my old Rangie!!!
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im thinking plastic box now,,,,,,,,,,,,,if i can get one 4 ft long?
You can get an empty 205L plastic drum - cut the top off and use that. The local garden centre should have some possibilities - things like water butts or they also do small storage sheds.bins for outdoor use.

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/na...isSearch=false

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...7C10198903.htm
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You can get an empty 205L plastic drum - cut the top off and use that. The local garden centre should have some possibilities - things like water butts or they also do small storage sheds.bins for outdoor use.

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/na...isSearch=false

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...7C10198903.htm
excellent advice chaps,,,,,,,thats what im gonna do,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,plastic drum
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excellent advice chaps,,,,,,,thats what im gonna do,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,plastic drum

Make sure it fits first!!!
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got me a big yellow tool box ,plastic..........boat don t quite fit but at least its of the ground,,,,,,,,,so hopfully should be safe from the mice
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