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Old 08-10-2017, 13:29   #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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Old 08-10-2017, 13:47   #17
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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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Old 08-10-2017, 13:55   #18
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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
Pull.. putt, putt
Pull...varoom, yeee AHHHH!
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Re: Frogs in the bilge.

Quote:
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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Re: Frogs in the bilge.

A small green snake could help.
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