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Old 07 March 2011, 09:52   #1
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Sheep nibble

I know rodents can be a problem during storage BUT has anyone had any experience of sheep nibble to SIBS??

Whilst on certain trips, I will have to leave SIB overnight in the proximity of sheep. Last year I caught a sheep having a wee nibble on the rope on an inflatable canoe. I have never really been worried before but seeing as new SIB cost nearly 2000, its become a concern.

Will sheep nibble? What about goats - they eat anything/everything???
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Old 07 March 2011, 10:16   #2
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I kept a classic car I was restoring on a farm that had 2 goats a long time ago. Completely destroyed the roof lining, door panels, engine bay insulation etc, pretty much anything that's not steel
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Did you reupholster with goat hide?
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I leave a 1960's Hypalon Avon SIB on the sea shore in Scotland for a couple of weeks a year. Never had a problem and there are plenty of sheep about.
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I leave a 1960's Hypalon Avon SIB on the sea shore in Scotland for a couple of weeks a year. Never had a problem and there are plenty of sheep about.
WillK > "I shouldn't worry about the sheep."

Thats a fair puckle of sheep onboard there WillK - is that you/yours??

Excellent! Thanks chaps, thats just what I wanted to read. Saves me having to drag boat back up into fenced garden every night. We are popping over to west coast in easter but I am guessing sheep will be too busy dropping young everywhere to worry about my boat anyway.

However, I shall scan the horizon for goats continually with my night vision goggles. They are out there somewhere, watching... waiting.... forever munching.

Are you allowed to shoot goats with a crossbow if they are caught nibbling on an aerotec??
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Welsh seafari???? I'd be keen on booking a trip IF there are WELSH pasties onboard (not your horrible Cornish jobs ). Sheeps just not enough for a Welshman.

Boat + sheep + pasties = happy Cambrian.
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Im sure an Avon will be fine around British sheep, however Im also sure an Avon put in a field of French sheep would get burnt to the ground in some sort of protest because French sheep will only eat a Zodiac.

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