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Old 08-10-2017, 12:29   #16
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Re: Frogs in the bilge.

The stainless scrubbies, and mothballs. (Either type, para or naphthalene.) The mothballs are an EPA-registered pesticide these days, the concentrated fumes are quite toxic so make Real Damned Sure to hold your breath and open ventilation to air the boat out before you re-enter it. I wouldn't leave bleach in the bilge, metal parts and some plastics degrade after long-term contact with it.

The naphthalene mothballs (harder to get, usually from overseas) have the nice side-effect of mothballing the boat, they literally prevent rust as they sublimate and coat things with a thin film.

You may also find things like wasp nests in the boom and mast, cockpit drains. These are also prevented by inserting bags of mothballs followed by stainless scrubbies.
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Re: Frogs in the bilge.

Frogs in the bilge can best be dispatched by leaving a tray of brie and madeleines or croissants shoreside in the evenings. They're romantic.
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Re: Frogs in the bilge.

Birds nesting in the boom, starlings. Put duct tape over any sufficiently large openings.

Wasp nest in the outboard pull start.
Pull..putt
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Re: Frogs in the bilge.

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Originally Posted by Maka View Post
To avoid getting warts in your ear, avoid frogs that whisper.
And take your cough medicine to prevent a frog in your throat.
(Unless you are a cute chick)
Did I say that? No.
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Re: Frogs in the bilge.

Add a small water snake.
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Re: Frogs in the bilge.

Throw a couple of snakes down there.
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A small green snake could help.
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