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Old 17-07-2014, 19:21   #1
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Bird devices

Yes, I ran a search.

What is the most effective device for keeping birds off my radome? Spikes?

Please advise.
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Old 17-07-2014, 19:26   #2
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A plastic owl?
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Old 17-07-2014, 19:38   #3
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throwing fish scraps onto the boat down a few slips from you
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Re: Bird devices

I used SS spikes (about 1/8" diameter) and 4 & 6 inches long on top of the radome. I stuck them through some plywood and glued (silicone) the plywood to the radome.

It worked :thumb"
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Old 17-07-2014, 20:02   #5
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Re: Bird devices

The plastic spikes work pretty well, as does a fishing line (100#test) just above a triatic stay... as for the owl, I tried that and found a seagull sitting on it... good luck...
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Old 17-07-2014, 20:18   #6
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Re: Bird devices

The Port of Nanaimo uses a big scary hawk on top of their electrical boxes. Look at how it is working for them.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/n66p132yo2...%20Control.jpg
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Re: Bird devices

IME, hawks, owls and other BSB (big scary birds ) work very well for the first couple of hours after deployment. After that, their effectiveness drops off rapidly.

A day or so later, the problem birds know that BSB is harmless and just ignore them.

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I've seen better results using a BSP (big scary person)
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Daddi Long Legs Anti-Bird Device - PCRC
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Hey, Minaret,

Hope things are going well for you.

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Rock salt... They don't like it. Or you can wash your neighbors boat and they will go over there.
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Hope things are going well for you.

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Ditto...what's your plan to fix the mess?
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Re: Bird devices

I've said it before, monofilament line will deter them. My theory always was that they wanted to be able to make a quick getaway, and getting their feet or wings fouled in mono just once would keep them away for good.

This week I actually saw that theory in action. I wish I had a video of it. A few seagulls on a moored sailboat decided to take off as we passed by. The two higher up made it. The one starting from a lower perch clipped one of the lifelines with its feet and did a face-plant right into the water. It was hilarious. I bet that bird never takes that perch again!
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Re: Bird devices

here in farm country, a very effective and cheap method of keeping birds from perching and building nests in the doors, windows, ledges, etc on the outbuildings is a caulk like material, tangletrap bird repellant. It's very effective, and cheap.
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Ditto...what's your plan to fix the mess?



Still dealing with adjusters, lawyers, fire and explosion inspectors, etc etc. Three different insurance companies and a major international corporation involved in this claim, it's complex. I doubt anything will happen until a court date. Meanwhile, we're screwed.



But let's not hijack this bird thread to discuss that...
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Still dealing with adjusters, lawyers, fire and explosion inspectors, etc etc. Three different insurance companies and a major international corporation involved in this claim, it's complex. I doubt anything will happen until a court date. Meanwhile, we're screwed.



But let's not hijack this bird thread to discuss that...
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?
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