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"Marine" Bug Zapper

Has anyone seen or bought a "marine-type" bug zapper for the cockpit. I know I can get a regular one and hang it up there, but I'd like to find a nice stainless one (or similar) if possible...
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Brass hurricane lamp. Bugs go to the light, touch the hot glass, pffftt.
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Is this for use at the dock or at anchor???
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Sailormann, FWIW: I used to hang an industrial strength bug zapper in the back yard. I stopped doing that after a couple seasons. All it was really nailing was mostly moths, and, other than flying around and being a mildly irritating nuisance, they're not much of a problem. Bug zappers don't do anything for flies or mosquitos. And even to be as effective as they are, for what little they actually do, they need to be placed away from the area you wish to be protected, otherwise they'll actually attract flying irritants to your vicinity.
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If it is to get rid of mosquitos around your marina... then I would highly recommend you try this: LINK
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believe it or not, the most effective non invasive anti fly system I ever saw was in land.

I noticed that some local restaurants have a clear plastic bag filled with water, hanging from a high point.

Apparentely the flies see the water bag and fly away..It does work.

I don't know why they go away, but they do. Someone said they see their reflection enlarged by the water, some othe people said its because they think its raining and flay away..

truth is..it does work.
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Sailormann,

Our marina, although serving the saltwater playgrounds of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, is near a group of freshwater ponds - prime breeding territory for mosquitos. To help control the invasion of these unwanted pests, a half dozen or so "Mosquito Magnets" are in place around the marina grounds.


This clever invention comes in various sizes and is quite successful . . . and so is the inventor, a local sailor resident whom I've had the pleasure of meeting.

I would suggest you present this solution to the owners of your marina. They are, in effect, responsible for making the marina comfortable and healthy for boat owners and their visitors.
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Bug zappers will attract every mosquito for a mile. If you want a bug free cockpit hang a bug zapper a hundred yards away, over water and it will feed the fish.
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From what I've seen these Mosquito traps work better, and are less expensive and safer to use than the Mosquito Magnets are.



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Sailormann,

Our marina, although serving the saltwater playgrounds of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, is near a group of freshwater ponds - prime breeding territory for mosquitos. To help control the invasion of these unwanted pests, a half dozen or so "Mosquito Magnets" are in place around the marina grounds.


This clever invention comes in various sizes and is quite successful . . . and so is the inventor, a local sailor resident whom I've had the pleasure of meeting.

I would suggest you present this solution to the owners of your marina. They are, in effect, responsible for making the marina comfortable and healthy for boat owners and their visitors.
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Brass hurricane lamp. Bugs go to the light, touch the hot glass, pffftt.
i agree, with the 'hurricane lamp' idea. its cheap to buy, cheap to operate
my most reacent outing was plagued with bugs, etc, someone lit one of these type lamps and all the bugs dissapeared.
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