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Old 08-10-2006, 14:56   #16
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The one good thing about thunderstorms, is the way that the rain washes of most of the bird poo!

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Old 09-10-2006, 05:57   #17
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The CD ruse seems to have worked fairly well this season, but my anchor light is down, I wonder if some of the gulls have brought it down - somehow I don't think our birds would recognise a 'gator, real or dummy.

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Originally Posted by defjef
And what are the best ways to remove the stuff?
I'm not usually the one cleaning the decks, but when I do:

I normally spray it with a hose. Maybe I'll brush a little.

This leaves the deck covered with a lesser quantity that is harder and stuck on. For each spot, I dribble a little water and maybe spray some deck cleaner on it. I let it soak for 10 or 20 minutes, then come out and spray/brush some more. Letting it soak is key, unless you think cleaning off bird droppings is fun aerobic exercize.

Repeat as necessary... or until you don't feel like doing it any more. "Cleaner than it was" is considered progress on our boat.

I've never seen it as bad as you describe, though.

p.s. Check out the bird sitting on the sharp ends of the lightning suppressor:
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Bucket of sea water and a good hard bristle brush may not be high tech, but so far it's working for seagulls and/or cormorants.

That looks like a mess of, what, some kind of swifts? on that mast head. And if you had a decent sea cook on that boat, you'd have "four and twenty blackbirds baking in a pie" instead!<G>
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