Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Wasp, Dirt Dobbers?
Critters of all types just seem to like sailing. I've found the only way to keep 'em out is closing/screening even the smallest places they get in: limber holes, vents, holes in masts/booms, exhaust pipes, etc. Around here, people who don't plug the ends of masts in the spring invariably wind up with bird's nests inside, a "moral dilemma." It seemed to be the "Year of the Yellow Jacket" last summer around Champlain. They were in every imaginable unfilled opening.
Unless Aragog size, I don't mind the spiders that spin bug-catching webs. It's amazing how many gnats and other small biting critters are caught in those webs.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Last edited by smurphny; 03-08-2013 at 08:29 AM.