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Old 20 August 2005, 10:21   #21
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When I asked about plastic owls on another BBS, I was told by someone who had tried them, that he hadn't had a problem with plastic gulls since he put a plastic owl on his boat.
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Old 20 August 2005, 10:28   #22
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Are you right on the coast or up a creek
the fishing net idea seams to work but a littel tedious to set up one would think
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Old 20 August 2005, 10:31   #23
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Nick whats plastic gull crap like dose it smell????????
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Old 20 August 2005, 10:39   #24
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heh why would u put a plastic gull...wont other gulls come and try to mate with it
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Old 22 August 2005, 16:37   #25
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OSWALD THE SEAGULL SCARER
Mailspeed catalogue page 118-- 19-99p
Big enough to scare the crap out of the bigest seagull
www.mailspeedmarine.com
On the other hand reflective party balloon--3-50 seems to have done the trick
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Old 23 August 2005, 08:54   #26
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Grumpy, I am guessing the Owl on the boat in Cowes was on a dark red daring on the moorings. It didn't really work, we tried cd's tied to string, tried eveything.

Best I have heard is black binliners tied by two corners so they flap a lot but it disintegrates, perhaps try black hypalon! Also plenty of string to get in the way.

September onwards is always a killer in Cowes, watch the folks with their brushes on weekend mornings - sod farming it in the Galapagos, just move to Cowes and scrape the crap off the decks of the day boats.
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Old 23 August 2005, 16:29   #27
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Rodin actuality it was fixed to a motor launch moored of the RLYC
thanks for the input though & the contact
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Old 23 August 2005, 16:45   #28
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Maybe it is down to the colour of the boat etc - i have noticed with my cars that birds only do their stuff on SHINY cars when they have just been washed!!!

For some really strange reason the place they usually go is right by the door mirrors - maybe they like to watch themselves in action - or else the refelction scares the crap out of them!!!

Here is a photo of a RIB that will take some cleaning - hope it's not down to colour - my boat near enough the same!!!
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and this is what bird crap can do to trees.
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yea the bird crap on my boat doesnt fully come off either...leaves some kind of orangish stain..im thinkin Red Tide
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