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I would like to know if anyone has ever been able to repell flies from a boat under light winds. At some times of the year while sailing Lake Michigan our boat will be covered with them. On a good sailing day when the winds are blowing we have no problem. if the wind dies we get covered.
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Incense helps mostly with the smaller/smallest flies/gnats but you might give it a shot.
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Deet. Citronella. Or lots of cheap cigars.

You sure your friends didn't stuff a dead rat in the boom?
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Mosquito coils will probably do the trick... but they fail in any kind of wind...so you should be okay with them.
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