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Old 09-04-2008, 17:41   #16
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I think it was about the 3rd bird that finally broke a blade. Have put the little whistles that they use to scare deer with that you put on cars and trucks. Weight is negligible, just make sure they weigh the same, made of plastic so you can trim them down weight wise, and put them in exactly the same place for balance...
Ah, that's novel. I presume this has worked or did you just do it?

I was thinking some sort of colored tape would do it, but since the blades aren't clear that really wouldn't help things.
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Old 18-04-2008, 14:46   #17
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I put the whistles on about 2 years ago and haven't found any dead birds around. Probably been at sea about 3 months total. Been a lot of gulls around, but they won't come near the blades. Don't know 100% if it's the whistles or just coincidence. Works for me. I figured I would try them out and see. Will be taking off the summer for a 3 month cruise, so we'll see what happens when it runs full time....
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