What are you doing to deter birds - 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? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-25-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 501
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 14
Quickstep192 is on a distinguished road
What are you doing to deter birds

I know this has been discussed in the past, but you never now what new inventions might have been developed by sailors to keep birds off the boat.

I taped a pinwheel to a stick and hauled it up the main halyard so it ended up just above the mast top. It seemed to work, but it didn't last long. One of the blades broke off and that was all she wrote. What are others doing to keep birds of the mast, particularly big birds like osprey?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-25-2013
Tim R.'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,542
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Tim R. is on a distinguished road
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

We usually have a wind generator up but have not had a chance to install it yet this year(next week). In the interim I have a solar powered owl whose head rotates. Seems to work pretty good. Have him mounted on the solar panel frame. $30 from Amazon.
__________________
Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

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

-----------------------------------------------------
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-25-2013
overbored's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dana Point, Ca
Posts: 1,007
Thanks: 1
Thanked 41 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 5
overbored is on a distinguished road
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

bird flash tape hoisted up on a stick so it will stream over the mast head and some on the flag halyard
Amazon.com: Bird Scare Flash Tape: Patio, Lawn & Garden Amazon.com: Bird Scare Flash Tape: Patio, Lawn & Garden


__________________
"FULL TILT" SOVEREL 33
"GOLD RUSH" PRINDLE 16
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 05-25-2013
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,549
Thanks: 33
Thanked 95 Times in 78 Posts
Rep Power: 5
MarkofSeaLife is on a distinguished road
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

I was in Key West for a few days and the shags were horrendous!
As I wasmoving on a temp measure was to send some supermarket plastic bags up the signal halyards. the flapping kept them off the spreaders.
__________________
Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 05-25-2013
zeehag's Avatar
snake charmer, cat herder
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: refitting a formosa in exotic tropical locations....
Posts: 1,729
Thanks: 8
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 7
zeehag is on a distinguished road
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

osprey seem to not like tarps....so i have some ...the seagulls that land on boat get killed and so do the cute lil skeeter eating sparrows/swallows wtf they are....bubba deaded 2 in 4 days..oops.....he cannot kill a booby-- they land on the pointiest end of sprit...they also attack my guests in cockpit of my boat--landing on shoulders and pecking at ears...surprising what those crazy boobies will do...and frigates seem to dislike tarps on boats--isnt a constant ground below--it flutters in breezes..works well, as it flutters differently each flutter...
pelicans dont land on my boat--one tried, and both bubba and i shooed it away.
these mexipelicans seem to not mind folks-=-they will land on the boats of cruisers living on board and derelict alike....and pangas not used in one day have pelicans all over them---
__________________

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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 05-25-2013
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Truckee, CA
Posts: 8,591
Thanks: 2
Thanked 115 Times in 113 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dabnis is on a distinguished road
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

Pellet gun.

Paul T
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 05-25-2013
flyingwelshman's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,753
Thanks: 18
Thanked 25 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 8
flyingwelshman will become famous soon enough
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

Harken "Mast Monkey"

__________________
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Yves Cousteau
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 05-25-2013
Harborless's Avatar
Blue Horizons
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 1,052
Thanks: 4
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Harborless is on a distinguished road
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

Flippn'm
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 05-25-2013
美国华人, 帆船 教授及输送
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 2,505
Thanks: 24
Thanked 23 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 9
rockDAWG is on a distinguished road
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

Practical Sailors have a short article talks about this. IT consists of more than 20 different approaches. Check it out.
__________________

Fine Print:
I am old school. Integrity is to do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 05-25-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 4
Allen-deckard is on a distinguished road
I was gonna respond with pellet gun but was beaten to it :-)

Hire a neighbor kid 2 bucks a bird will do it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

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:

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

 
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
Steven Tyler Act Sailing Toward Senate Floor in Hawaii, Intended to Deter Paparazzi F NewsReader News Feeds 0 02-08-2013 11:30 PM
Do the birds eat your windex ? capttb General Discussion (sailing related) 25 02-02-2009 10:19 PM
SoCal authorities seek to deter sea lions from boarding boats - San Jose Mercury News NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-15-2006 09:15 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:30 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.