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Dealing with Birds at your Dock
Does anyone have any cost effective, proven ways to keep birds off your sailboat while docked at the marina during the week? As nice as they may think it is to leave me so many presents on my boat, I really don't enjoy having to allocate so much valuable sailing time with having to spray and scrub off the boat prior to launch.
I have seen people try all sorts of things from fake owls (which seem not to do much), to hanging CD's via fishing line, spikes, spinning reflective things and motion activated water sprinklers.
I am curious if anyone could share their experience on how they combat the birds. I plan on implementing something, and am leaning towards the sprinkler (Clamped to the bow pulpit, angled up and towards the stern, with a narrow spray pattern) as the hose seems to do well with getting the birds to stay off my boat.
Any and all feedback is appreciated!
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