Termites in the boat........ Yes, been there, done that!
Down here in Florida
our termites fly, once a year in the spring they sworm and that is when you see them. Just read an artical about the other kind of termite that are up north and they are now in Key West
everywhere, it is a real problem. Those suckers came down with the people who moved down there and now the whole Island is infested... go figure!
I tried to spot kill those little suckers in my boat and I think I heard them laughing at me so, when I had the boat up on the hard
for a complete overhaul
inside and out, got a hold of a exterminator, had two of them look at it. This was approx. 4 years ago and for a 30' monohull
was $266 to $450. You can guess which one I took.
About three days total time to do it . They came and taped with sheets
of plastic all of the hatched and holes, filled her up with a gas and left it for a day, third day they came back and striped off the plastic and....... no more termites.
Now you do not need to pull it out of the water
to do this... well, my boat you could of do it in the water
So if your boat has termite, look for the droppings and it is easy to idenify, just look at it with a magnifying glass, it looks square. ( No jokes about this guys!)
So was your boat ever down south or to Florida
. It some times take awhile for them to show up.
Been a Building Contractor in Florida for approx. 25 years and been in a lot a number of homes and well, we got lots of termite down here.... hope I was able to help you!