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Thanks for reminding me. I looked for these when you posted the pic a while back, but it wasn't the right season. Looks like a great solution.
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screen cockpit enclosure

Not sure this really counts as a project (other than the Admiral says it does). The creek and river we are on in NC has a major mosquito issue several times a year, so something is needed to keep them off if you want to enjoy the cockpit in the evening. I found a simple solution using a Walmart $30 screen siding that are sold for 10' x 10' canopy gazebo's.

I simply gathered up the the parts that attach to the gazebo frame with some line and I lay that over the bimini. The bottom has elastic straps that attach nicely to the bimini hold downs and it even has 2 zippered entries for easy access. Here is the Admiral enjoying the results of this 'project.'

I was curious if there was a way to rig this up without a bimini? I almost bought one at walmart the other night based on this thread before I realized the side screens and canopy are sold seperately! Can the screens themself zip together to make a big mosquito net?
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I was reading an article the other day saying that spraying Listerine around where you are sitting works. I have not tried it and I wonder if it would make the boat sticky? The article was more or less meant when sitting on a patio or grass.

I will try it someday. Might be BS.
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Get a bug zapper. They are fun to watch!!!
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I was curious if there was a way to rig this up without a bimini? I almost bought one at walmart the other night based on this thread before I realized the side screens and canopy are sold seperately! Can the screens themself zip together to make a big mosquito net?
It is easy to sew mosquito net together, might be worth considering. You can just order a bunch of screen online and cut it to whatever size you want and sew it together with a regular sewing machine to make as big a piece as you want. It is already big, it comes in normal fabric sizes which is yards wide and as many yards long as you want. Mosquito net is also very inexpensive in bulk, you can buy enough of it that you can just go crazy with the stuff. Wrap your whole boat in mosquito net if you want, run it up the pole.
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A new gizmo

Might work. At least, mine does.
More info at Clip-On™ Mosquito Repellent by OFF!®
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Vegemite will help or vitamin B.
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IIRC B vitamins, specifically folic acid, in high doses, will repel mosquitoes.

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Yeah, what animal would eat a person that had been eating vegemite, probably works against sharks too.
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