Otter problem, help! - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree41Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 03-27-2013
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,458
Thanks: 107
Thanked 56 Times in 55 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
Re: Otter problem, help!

...
__________________

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

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Getting back onto the water after undergoing knee surgery.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 03-27-2013
carl762's Avatar
Sundance 23
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 878
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 5
carl762 is on a distinguished road
Re: Otter problem, help!

LMAO. Hope the granules work for you.
__________________
Water is Life
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 03-27-2013
krisscross's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 1,457
Thanks: 22
Thanked 77 Times in 77 Posts
Rep Power: 2
krisscross is on a distinguished road
Re: Otter problem, help!

It might be easier to make your boat otter-proof by covering the opening through which they get in. If one of your otters is a dominant male, the fox urine will not deter them one bit. Most likely just make them mad and eager to cover up fox urine with their own scent.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 03-27-2013
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,458
Thanks: 107
Thanked 56 Times in 55 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
Re: Otter problem, help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kellysails View Post
Hopefully it will work! That makes me feel better.
I am just not sure if Fox is a natural predator of River Otters, it just might be the other way around. If this does not work I need to find Honey Badger urine. Or maybe coyote urine.
Or Grizzly Bear urine, or Sasquatch urine...
__________________

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

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Getting back onto the water after undergoing knee surgery.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 03-27-2013
mad_machine's Avatar
Sea Sprite 23 #110 (20)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Posts: 3,137
Thanks: 5
Thanked 67 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 2
mad_machine is on a distinguished road
Re: Otter problem, help!

I would definatly think up some sort of temporary fence or door you could put into that transom opening
__________________
Art Haberland
__________________

In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -Buddha

__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 03-27-2013
kellysails's Avatar
Puget Sound Pounder
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, Port Madison, WA
Posts: 593
Thanks: 16
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 6
kellysails is on a distinguished road
Re: Otter problem, help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
I would definatly think up some sort of temporary fence or door you could put into that transom opening
I'm thinking razor wire
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 03-27-2013
svHyLyte's Avatar
Old as Dirt!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,650
Thanks: 11
Thanked 101 Times in 96 Posts
Rep Power: 6
svHyLyte is on a distinguished road
Re: Otter problem, help!

Google "ScatMat" or try PetSafe.com. A few harmless but painful electric shocks might do the trick. Be glad you're not in Newport Beach, Ca. dealing with sea lions!
__________________
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 03-27-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: new england
Posts: 1,663
Thanks: 31
Thanked 30 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 2
outbound is on a distinguished road
Re: Otter problem, help!

Boy didn't realize what a sheltered life I have up here in New England. Killer river otters, and angry sea lions . Sorry about suggesting fox pee. Clearly not up to the task. My bad. If anybody has a suggestion about preventing the cormorants from crapping on the boat as they fly over or find no place to land I'd be appreciative. Maybe we can import river otters to eat the cormorant eggs. Nothing as tenacious as bird poop.
.waddu tink
__________________
s/v Hippocampus
Outbound 46
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 03-27-2013
manatee's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: S.E. Florida
Posts: 899
Thanks: 16
Thanked 70 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 2
manatee is on a distinguished road
Re: Otter problem, help!

...replace copper-based VOC-emitting bottom paint with cormorant
poop?

(see this thread in the gear section:

sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/97863-first-they-took-tbt-now-they-want-paint.html)
jrd22 and outbound like this.
__________________
===========================
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
===========================

"The skipper should be the calmest person on board.
It is good for the morale of those around you. However, if everyone around you is frightened then be aware of the possibility that they know something you donít."

~~Dylan Winter,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #20  
Old 03-27-2013
kellysails's Avatar
Puget Sound Pounder
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, Port Madison, WA
Posts: 593
Thanks: 16
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 6
kellysails is on a distinguished road
Re: Otter problem, help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Google "ScatMat" or try PetSafe.com. A few harmless but painful electric shocks might do the trick. Be glad you're not in Newport Beach, Ca. dealing with sea lions!
We have a scatmat at home, I may try that but I did not think it was water proof.



Plan B, Coyote urine, a lot of coyote's around here, the River Otter may take notice of this. And the Coyote is listed as a natural predator to the River Otter.



Plan C,


Plan D,
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do I have a Problem? Harborless General Discussion (sailing related) 0 07-08-2011 04:14 PM
Could this be a problem? rios01 Gear & Maintenance 14 03-06-2011 08:14 PM
Serious problem bottleinamessage Gear & Maintenance 12 08-17-2007 12:19 AM
VHF Problem Terah Gear & Maintenance 11 06-14-2007 05:11 PM
Pro football star had ties to Otter Tail Lake - Fergus Falls Daily Journal NewsReader News Feeds 0 02-12-2007 02:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:21 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.