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    Default Seagull Droppings

    Anyone got any tips on cleaning up after those damned seagulls have visited the canopy for a cr*p ?

    I've tried gentle detergents and a scrubbing brush but can't shift the discolouration.

    Just spent over an hour cleaning up the cover this afternoon and have finally installed the latest AOL CD's (free from any good supermarket) along with sticks and fishing line to try and keep the beggars off the boat.


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    Default Re: Seagull Droppings

    Don't know about the cleaning, But down here in Cornwall ,
    A large plastic owl left perched somewhere high does a
    good job of keeping them off,
    Mind you, You could always place some lead beside their left ear,
    preferably out the barrel of a shotgun,oops, sorry not P.C these days
    mike27



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    Default Re: Seagull Droppings

    in the breeding season the s$@ding things nest on my office roof and tap on the skylight with their beaks, anyone got a spare shotgun? (before next spring please)



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    Default Re: Seagull Droppings

    Sorry i'v built mine into the mast,Sit inside the cabin ,long pieceof string
    just sitting and waiting
    mike


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    Default Re: Seagull Droppings

    I like those large plastic Owls. A Slipper Launch at Henley has one. It always amuses me how the Ducks all huddle around it for comfort while they have a nap.

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    Default Re: anti Seagull loudspeakers

    Get one of those ultrasonic bird scarers. Better still, if in a marina, get the marina to install an indutrial strength one. They work. We never get any bird **** on our boat, ever (well, we didn't, we have now left that marina so not sure what will happen in the new place...)


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    Default Re: Seagull Droppings

    not sure how to clenem off - best is to avoid them turning up in the first place.

    easiest non-technical ways are:

    1 long plastic electrcial ties on the guarrails, with the long bits pointing upwards - inhibists birtds sitting on rails.

    2. long thin bit of wire from radar arch to the bow - inhibits easy landing on canopy.


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    Default Re: anti Seagull loudspeakers

    I have one on flybridge - works a treat - 12V, it was about $100 from US web site.

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    Default Re: Not P.C.

    Quite right. Lead shot has been banned from wetland and coastal areas, as the birds may die from lead poisoning (I thought that was the idea, but whatever...). You can now only shoot them with steel shot. I think you can still use lead shot on seagulls, but you'll have to coax them inland. Try selling the boat and getting a small trailable one and keep it at home, then, when they **** on it, you can shoot 'em with good old fashioned lead shot.


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    Default Re: Seagull Droppings

    Real problem in Cornwall - in Padstow yesterday wife was skilfully parted from her pasty....

    Try this company
    http://www.martleyelectronics.co.uk/birdscarers.html

    Theirs combines ultrasonics with strobes. Heard its effective, but not to be used in crowded marinas apparently, the strobe is like lightening flashes....


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