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Steve_B 16 May 2010 15:20

Plastic Owl
 
I am fed up with seagulls sitting on and leave poo on the boat, even with the cover on.
Does anyone know where you can get the plastic owls/hawks, they seem effective.
Steve

chewy 16 May 2010 15:33

Is this for your Parker?
All the plastic owls I've seen have been covered in gul sh!t where they've been sat on them.

You could try carrier bags tied on so they blow and rustle and scare them off? Bits of fishing line tied/clipped from the A frame to points on the tubes would keep them off.

hadd 16 May 2010 15:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by 250kts (Post 352827)
I am fed up with seagulls sitting on and leave poo on the boat, even with the cover on.
Does anyone know where you can get the plastic owls/hawks, they seem effective.
Steve

I think you will get one from a garden centra.

willk 16 May 2010 15:42

Are they sitting primarily on one particular spot - i.e., A-frame? If so, gull spikes may be your answer.

The owls don't work...

Bigmuz7 16 May 2010 15:47

Its a PITA,... what doesnt also help ,.. if, is your boat has higher gear on it than anyone next to you .. they always use yours as the best perch :rolleyes:

Dangle a picture of willk next to 'em... the fookas will leave sharpish IMO

willk 16 May 2010 15:51

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Originally Posted by Bigmuz7 (Post 352834)
Dangle a picture of willk next to 'em... the fookas will leave sharpish IMO

Now you're just being a Twit....twowoo :p

Steve_B 16 May 2010 15:55

Yes its for the Parker.

I want to start using smaller and easier to handle seat & console covers rather than the large heavy all over boat cover. Trouble is the rest of the baot could get covered in .....

I have bigger/taller boats either side, yet still use mine as well. I thought a owl or hawk clipped to the A frame would work and quick to remove at the start of the day and clip on in the evening.

wilk can I have a picture or is there other ways that might cause less offence but still work?

Steve

jambo 16 May 2010 15:56

Owls definately do not work. Try knotting plastic bags along a twine, or tie some old CD's along the length oyour boat they are effective, especially Des O'Connor. Boom Boom!!
J

chewy 16 May 2010 16:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by 250kts (Post 352837)
I have bigger/taller boats either side, yet still use mine as well. I thought a owl or hawk clipped to the A frame would work and quick to remove at the start of the day and clip on in the evening.

A real owl or hawk would work!
I gave in with my SR4 and just put up with putting the cover on, granted your RIB is a good bit bigger.

If the guls are landing on it surely they'll still fly over and drop little parcels for you?

willk 16 May 2010 16:04

You can have a picture certainly, but if it hasn't scared off Mrs willk, who's an easy goin' auld burd, it's unlikely to work on a bunch of hellion gulls.

Try these things clicky on your high points (perhaps on a clip on strip) and run a few heavy monofilament lines from the bow to the A-frame. Don't rule out fruit nets too (A-frame to console bar)

Or you could get thon Bigmouth Weegie, The DeerShunter, down to waste a few o' them for ye... ;)


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