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Old 22-01-2009, 12:12   #16
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I realize this is an old post...but how common is this?

The boat I'm in the process of buying is sitting on the hard down in Indiantown.
I plugged all the thru hulls, vents, etc. to keep the mud daubers out, but I didn't even think about the mast.

When I go back down, I'm probably going to have to make my first trip up a mast.
I hate bees and I'm not the biggest fan of heights to begin with. I don't know what I'll do if I have to deal with both at the same time.

This could be a good reason to wait until I get the boat home, to make that trip.
It will still be pretty cold up here
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Old 22-01-2009, 14:58   #17
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How common is the common cold? About the same.(G)

I stuff mothballs in the boom to keep the critters out in the off season. Had 'em in the boom, not the mast, I'd guess it depends on how hot your mast gets and how convenient other places are.

There are sprays like "Hot Shot" that squirt 25 feet to kill bees, if you can reach them with that, or something like that, you're safer. If you have an access panel at deck level (like deck-stepped masts have) or any other place from below where you can stuff in mothballs, or a "fogger" type insecticide, that's safer still.

They don't move around much when they get cold--so they're less likely to be able to attack you if you attack them when it is colder out.
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Old 24-01-2009, 15:53   #18
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Well, it is only going to sit there for 2 months before re-launching, so hopefully I'll be ok.

If not, I'm glad I can access my mast from below. Thanks for the tips.
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