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Topic Review (Newest First)
09-20-2009 11:35 AM
WanderingStar LOL. Well, my deck was soiled this week. But the snake had slipped off the top of the boom. I don't know if it was bad positioning, or braver birds. I'll let you know.
09-20-2009 08:58 AM
mccary
Fake Snake

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Originally Posted by WanderingStar View Post
When I bought my boat there was an inflatable snake aboard. "What the hell?" I wondered. Then I read on sailnet that it's to scare birds. I was sceptical, but I put it on the boom. No poop since then.
I had a fake snake, it worked for about a season then the birds and the snake made Friends and often dined together...
09-20-2009 02:42 AM
Ulchute Though I didn't have "mother nature" as a delivery system, I did have my young son throwing pomegranates at my '76 Venture 25 which left some very tenacious stains. After trying several things I found Clorox toilet bowl cleaner and soft brush to work quite well. Splash the stuff on (it has the consistency of a pasty dishwashing liquid), let it work for a minute or so, then brush. A few repeats with a rinse in between got the stains out and left the gel coat. A bit of turtle wax and we were ready to go.
09-19-2009 08:40 AM
c40eb
Update

Well, went out for the first time in a week yesterday, and...NO POO.

Last time, I added more streamers and ran lines over the boom, and decorated the Owl (my wife has named Roger) with "hair" (orange streamers on his head).

Dunno if that did it, or the osprey has just moved on...either way, NO SCRUBBING.

Takes me about 5 mins to set up and tear down each time...better than the hour it took to scrub & rinse.

Next year, I adding a couple large rubber snakes for good measure.

Some pics of the first round of the battle (before I added more).
09-11-2009 10:36 PM
JimHawkins I used to have problems with birds on my boat too, but they haven't been bothering me lately...

09-11-2009 04:21 PM
DropTop Just be glad it's only poo you're dealing with... a buddy of mine has his 38' Down East in Milford Harbor across the sound from Port Jeff, and there are countless boats nearby that the windex brackets are bent down at 45 deg angles from large birds roosting on them.
09-11-2009 03:50 PM
c40eb Oh...and no matter how much you clean, rinse and clean...as soon as you put away your cleaning stuff, you'll find more poo. I especially like it on the lines...so when I'm hauling a halyard or sheet...mmmmmm....
09-11-2009 03:38 PM
c40eb Well...that didn't last long. Went out today, and MORE POO! Though, not too much and it was fairly fresh (easy to clean off).

So, snakes are next in the bird war.

I festooned the boat with more streamers, ran lines strategically over the boom and across in weird places, and moved Roger (the plastic owl my wife named) back to the lower spreader where he was before. I had him hoisted higher. We'll see.

Now to find a rubber snake.
09-11-2009 02:37 PM
WanderingStar Paul, the snake is large, over 3' and S-shaped. I lash it on top of the covered mainsail. No droppinigs from gulls or cormorants.
09-11-2009 02:32 PM
MorganPaul Hey star !! Does that fake snake realy scare away seagulls ? I am in Port Jeff Harbor and being crapped out.

Do you put the snake on the boom like it is crawling, or do you have it on deck or on a cockpit seat? Or is it hanging from the end of the boom ?

Paul
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