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I was hoping some knew a good way to cleanup after birds decided to roost on spreaders I have tried boat soap and a cleaning spray niether have worked to the standard i wanted still see the white marks on my blue deck
I was wonder what worked for others
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I have a horrendous barn swallow problem and my boat is carpet bombed daily. I have used soft scrub with bleach on my white deck with good results. Then i wax the hell out of it to keep it clean.
Next step is to hire mercenaries with shot guns.
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Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

Running some small SS seizing wire or monofilament between upper shroud(s) and mast a couple of inches above the spreaders should discourage the 'roosting' and reduce the cleaning requirement...
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Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

I'm told plastic owls work well, but you need to move them around periodically or the birds learn that they aren't real.
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I'm told plastic owls work well, but you need to move them around periodically or the birds learn that they aren't real.
Seen those fake owls covered in bird poop.... but sometimes they miss

Rubber snakes are also touted as effective, but I doubt they would deter a seagull at 30 feet...

I've seen a string full of CDrom discs hung above the sailcover to try to keep them clean too.. probably works for roosting but not air drops...
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I am installing a raw water wash-down pump as we speak as Northport is near a large Seabird nesting area and NOTHING STOPS them in season


Its mind boggling what they can do to a boat they really take a liking to
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I was hoping some knew a good way to cleanup after birds decided to roost on spreaders I have tried boat soap and a cleaning spray niether have worked to the standard i wanted still see the white marks on my blue deck
I was wonder what worked for others
Based where they seem to like to poop on my boat (my blue sail cover) I would recommend painting the deck white. It's the BLUE color they targeting!
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Thanks for the ideas i just got new blue sail covers because my green one were destroyed
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We tried every conceivable method of keeping birds away and nothing worked. We finally gave up and covered all of the sunbrella with cheap plastic tarps to protect them. We had one bimini completely ruined. Chuck
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Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

To clean the sh!t try Poop-off. Sold in pet supply stores to clean bird cages. Really works.
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