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04-07-2013 02:01 PM
Stu Jackson
Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

Birds and their droppings is, as you can imagine, a recurring question. I humbly suggest you do a search on "birds" and related words, since this has been covered (sorry...) so many times before.

BoatUS website has a lot of discussions on this and they published a "whitepaper" (sorry, again...) on this many years ago and it is on their website.

Good luck. I know, it sucks...
04-06-2013 07:47 AM
SimonV
Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

It could be worse, kids could do this at the marina.
04-05-2013 10:02 PM
ereiss
Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

To clean the sh!t try Poop-off. Sold in pet supply stores to clean bird cages. Really works.
04-05-2013 06:26 PM
CapnChuck
Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

We tried every conceivable method of keeping birds away and nothing worked. We finally gave up and covered all of the sunbrella with cheap plastic tarps to protect them. We had one bimini completely ruined. Chuck
04-05-2013 04:06 PM
jhgreen
cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

Thanks for the ideas i just got new blue sail covers because my green one were destroyed
04-05-2013 02:13 PM
rhr1956
Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

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Originally Posted by jhgreen View Post
I was hoping some knew a good way to cleanup after birds decided to roost on spreaders I have tried boat soap and a cleaning spray niether have worked to the standard i wanted still see the white marks on my blue deck
I was wonder what worked for others
Based where they seem to like to poop on my boat (my blue sail cover) I would recommend painting the deck white. It's the BLUE color they targeting!
04-05-2013 01:29 PM
tommays
Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

I am installing a raw water wash-down pump as we speak as Northport is near a large Seabird nesting area and NOTHING STOPS them in season


Its mind boggling what they can do to a boat they really take a liking to
04-05-2013 12:39 PM
Faster
Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

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Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
I'm told plastic owls work well, but you need to move them around periodically or the birds learn that they aren't real.
Seen those fake owls covered in bird poop.... but sometimes they miss

Rubber snakes are also touted as effective, but I doubt they would deter a seagull at 30 feet...

I've seen a string full of CDrom discs hung above the sailcover to try to keep them clean too.. probably works for roosting but not air drops...
04-05-2013 12:23 PM
jimgo
Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

I'm told plastic owls work well, but you need to move them around periodically or the birds learn that they aren't real.
04-05-2013 12:20 PM
Faster
Re: cleaning up after our fine feathered friends

Running some small SS seizing wire or monofilament between upper shroud(s) and mast a couple of inches above the spreaders should discourage the 'roosting' and reduce the cleaning requirement...
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