Damn FLIES! - Page 2 - SailNet Community
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 27 Old 09-18-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Milton, DE
Posts: 592
Thanks: 2
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Flybyknight is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 27 Old 09-18-2012
snake charmer, cat herder
 
zeehag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: refitting a formosa in exotic tropical locations....
Posts: 1,886
Thanks: 9
Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Damn FLIES!

i use dagger(is mexican, awesome stuff) and my green tennis racket looking zapper and for skeeters, i use autan, is also mexican, and only thing i have ever found that works for me...skin so soft does nothing for skeeters or flies for me. they seem to love it.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

formosa 41, cruising tropics


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zeehag is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 27 Old 09-18-2012
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,484
Thanks: 35
Thanked 93 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 9
   
Re: Damn FLIES!

water bag.

snopes.com: Water-Filled Baggies Repel Flies

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 27 Old 09-18-2012
snake charmer, cat herder
 
zeehag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: refitting a formosa in exotic tropical locations....
Posts: 1,886
Thanks: 9
Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Damn FLIES!

aaahh, but the snopes folks said UNDETERMINED...so it isnt something that always works--i had that inm y boat, as i learned it at lulus on icw in alabama---seemed to work there, but it didnt in my boat in kali or mexico--mebbe is the locale.....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

formosa 41, cruising tropics


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zeehag is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 27 Old 09-18-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Damn FLIES!

Not a repellent, but the electric zappers shaped like tennis rackets are a blast to use. I got one for each of my 3 sons. They serve two purposes, keep the boys busy, and reduce the local fly population.
Willis is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 27 Old 09-18-2012
Tartan 27' owner
 
CalebD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,842
Thanks: 5
Thanked 113 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Damn FLIES!

Cigars, cigarettes, citronella candles placed at floor level.

"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CalebD is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #17 of 27 Old 09-19-2012 Thread Starter
Member
 
melody1204's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Damn FLIES!

I think I will have to get one of those tennis racket looking bug-zappers for sure. Chris would be absolutely thrilled and entertained. For someone who loves and respects nature so much, he sure does love killing the flies!

I saw the thread about the greenheads, but those mostly offered suggestions like bug sprays and such. I don't like to lather myself up in smelly sprays/lotions, and DEET is toxic to dogs.

Mostly looking for a way to keep the flies from coming into and around the boat in such plentiful numbers, as I know it's probably impossible to keep them away entirely. I did find one suggestion online that I want to try: get an apple scented dish soap and a mason jar. Fill an inch of soap, then an inch of water. Set outside in the cockpit, and the flies will go down into the jar and drown. There's a variation where you put sugar and water, but apparently the dish soap works and sugar doesn't. Don't ask me why.

Melody -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- CAL 35

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea.
~ e.e cummings
melody1204 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #18 of 27 Old 09-19-2012
Blue Horizons
 
Harborless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 1,052
Thanks: 4
Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Damn FLIES!

The tried and true method for keeping out the biting insects in the bahamas is a mix of diesel fuel and turpentine applied to any screens or around any openings/hatches.
The biting flies in the bahamas are small enough to go through the mesh screens so the diesl turpentine mix keeps them out.
Harborless is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #19 of 27 Old 09-19-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Damn FLIES!

You could try nailing a cows arshole to the mast ....... Sorry
Matelot is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #20 of 27 Old 09-19-2012
Best Looking MALE Mod
 
Cruisingdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,918
Thanks: 3
Thanked 125 Times in 57 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Damn FLIES!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harborless View Post
The tried and true method for keeping out the biting insects in the bahamas is a mix of diesel fuel and turpentine applied to any screens or around any openings/hatches.
The biting flies in the bahamas are small enough to go through the mesh screens so the diesl turpentine mix keeps them out.
I heard someone else talking about that. I have never done it. We keep a screen mesh to lay over the hatch when open.

I think Melody was on the right track with the attractant. Only thing I would change is putting it into a large sprayer and coating the closest Sea Ray. The enemy of my enemy, etc...

Brian

PS In all seriousness, fans work, Melody. We have also sprayed the screen with bug spray. I have always wondered if a stong water mixture of basil water would work too??? Don't know, but most other bugs dont like it.

Sailnet Moderator



1987 Tayana Vancouver 42, Credendo Vides, (Mom and Pops boat, F/T Mobile Live Aboards in Puget Sound)

My Website:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow My Blog at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow me on Facebook:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Cruisingdad is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
flies

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flags: Who flies what, where, and why? lydanynom General Discussion (sailing related) 50 08-27-2010 03:27 PM
That Damn Tide John Rousmaniere Seamanship Articles 0 09-13-2001 09:00 PM
That Damn Tide John Rousmaniere Racing Articles 0 09-13-2001 09:00 PM
Summer Flies on the Great Lakes Denr General Discussion (sailing related) 6 08-02-2001 07:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome