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Then there's this other sailboat across the way which has several CDs hanging from the rigging... I'm assuming (hoping?) this is a bird deterrent.
That used to work for my dad's boat and others around Middle Harbour (Sydney Australia) for keeping away the seagulls.


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On the Chesapeake, we'd get a line up of birds on the spreaders and lines. The problem is they eat these purple berries and you get a deck covered in purple poop and seeds. If you squint your eyes it makes for interesting patterns on the deck. Or at least I tell myself that as I scrub down the deck. I see some owls hanging, but they appeared covered in purple poop.
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I have seen the hanging CDs idea, also some people tie plastic shopping bags to the lifeline for the same reason. THat one is REALLY tacky.

I had a guy tell me once that birds don't like the smell of peppermint, and you should just scatter a bunch of peppermints around your decks to keep birds off.

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I have seen the hanging CDs idea, also some people tie plastic shopping bags to the lifeline for the same reason. THat one is REALLY tacky.
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I don't know about that? Wouldn't those raggedy shopping bags give your boat the trailer park look that you desire?

Those purple berry sploshes; Won't those be the low cost Rorschach tests that your Psychiatrist wants to give you?

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The shopping bags have nothing to do with birds. That's a Redneck spinnaker.

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