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Old 19 August 2005, 15:37   #1
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Bird Bombardment

Today was a fabulous day....i took my SIB out to my boat ready to have some fun and....not 1 inch of the boat (not exxagerating) was clean...birds pooped everywhere! and after 2 hrs of scrubbing, using a hole bottle of boat soap, and hosing it down all the lumps are gone but their stains are still there....anyway to get these stains off? and how can i prevent this in the future heh. Thanks
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Old 19 August 2005, 16:09   #2
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On cabin sailing boats,plastic(tesco type) bags tied to a line suspended in the rigging seems to scare them off,some chandlers sell a large model owl but I once saw in torquay harbour one such owl with a seagull sitting on its head.
Maybe on a Rib a line suspended with the plastic bage from the a-frame if you have one to a backrest.
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Old 19 August 2005, 17:21   #3
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Hi ther
had the same problum on tuesday bird crap every wear and a selection of
regurgitated fish for good luck took over a hour to swill it of
I am going to fit a bird of pray on the A frame from the local gun shop
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you would get one from Herters Or Sears Roabuck
Best of luck............
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heh i had many fish too
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Must be the time of the year i just hope its not like it tomorrow
are you on the west or the east coast
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East, its not Seagulls its thsi other species of birds that have never been in my Harbor before...i have no clue what they are but they sure do poop alot hah.
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Today was a fabulous day....i took my SIB out to my boat ready to have some fun and....not 1 inch of the boat (not exxagerating) was clean...birds pooped everywhere! and after 2 hrs of scrubbing, using a hole bottle of boat soap, and hosing it down all the lumps are gone but their stains are still there....anyway to get these stains off? and how can i prevent this in the future heh. Thanks
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In my case that would go down like a lead balloon right out side the yacht club
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heh do those plastic owls really work? and how many do u need per foot haha
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I dont no is the honest answer i saw one on a boat in Cowes that was a owl
also had its owner on board so you could not tell weather it was working or not
I think i will try a falcon most birds give them a wide berth
the alternative is one of those gas filled balloons that you can buy for partys
I found that thay kept birds of pray away from my young pheasent polts in
the release pens thay dont like the constant movement
I think i will try a balloon first its cheeper ?
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