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Old 18-07-2014, 12:12   #16
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Re: Bird devices

A Vepr 12 with a 10 round mag.
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Old 18-07-2014, 12:50   #17
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Re: Bird devices

The plastic owl seems ubiquitous, and as the linked photos showed they can become perches for gulls.

I have friends who used long plastic snakes (toy snakes) and they say they worked.

On my art gallery building, above the front door and front windows, there was a ledge that was perfect for pigeons and they can poop like gulls.

This is what was installed on the building ledge and around the signs and my neighbors (commercial buildings) used these too. They worked very effectively to prevent birds from landing there. The are made of plastic or steel (galvanized I believe) and maybe you can find some in SS. This would be what I would put on top of radar dome (plastic version).

I would also consider buying these as long strips, and use some industrial velcro to attach to boat while gone, remove before leaving the slip. Or use something else to keep them upright on long surfaces. Easy on and easy off.

Defender Anti-Roosting Pigeon Spikes - PCRC

Some people use CDs on monofilament fishing line that is attached to lifelines. The reflective surfaces swing in the wind. It was recommended to use a "swivel" (like used for fishing lures/hooks) to allow the CD to rotate freely.
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Old 18-07-2014, 14:26   #18
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A Vepr 12 with a 10 round mag.


Works real good, but if you don't want to damage your mast and rigging I recommend you fire 12 gauge bird bombs from your VEPR.


http://suttonag.com/BirdControlPyrotechnics.html


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What happened?, I was gone sailing for a couple of weeks and missed it, last time I went sailing for a couple of weeks the Rebel Heart incident occurred.
Am I a Jinx, should I stop sailing?



Seeing as how we were both 1000s of miles away, I think you're ok. See my refit thread for the lowdown.
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Re: Bird devices

I was going to suggest a 410 gauge but Kenomac beat me to it. We used fine filiment fishing line strung between shrouds, mast and radome. birds hate the stuff. A small screw plugged into the radome and sealed was the anchor point. Worked for years in our berth or at anchor when cruising... Phil
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