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Old 19-06-2010, 20:12   #31
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Its been over a week and I'm poopless! The jackite flies well and has held through some big gusts. I can't praise it enough. Thanks for all the suggestions. BTW, I have no connection with Jackite. Cheers,
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Old 19-06-2010, 22:02   #32
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OK now I can say it ... Bird poop - Who nees it? The birds if they're anything like me
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Old 20-06-2010, 00:53   #33
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If birds could only read you could post this thread and they would be too busy laughing to think about crapping.

On a serious note... I have has some success keeping seagulls from pooping on my dock railings and on my old T-Bird. Same idea that TEE suggests but I string a piece of old stainless downrigger wire just above every horizontal surface. Boom, spreader and handrail.

Birds are creatures of habit and most of the time they leave their offerings when they are perched. A few let fly when they are in the air, but they are random and if the birds are discouraged from perching in your local they are more likely flying around more perch friendly boats. The wire has to be stretched so that the height of the wire would displace the area that the body of the target species would displace were it to perch. So you might need more than one wire if you have smaller and larger birds. I found a slight sag in the wire worked better so that it waves a bit in the wind. It worked great on my seagull friends.

Now Kingfishers are another story! They love to destroy the Windex.

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Old 20-06-2010, 08:55   #34
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Hey Bruce,
At first, I was going to agree that the "flyby's" being random but I'm starting to doubt that. Most animals 'mark' their territory and I think birds get a sense of satisfaction in doing so. Bird's eyesight is (are?) different (insects see UV and other non visible light). At least when it comes to my boat - birds see a bullseye. Thanks to my friend Freddy (my wife's name for our 'pet' eagle on a string) the target ain't so appealing... I forgot to add that its a good idea to check on the jackite every couple of days - it can get tangled up....Cheers,
Bill
PS - I sure hope birds can't read, but if they can: Freddy is a REAL eagle!
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Old 20-08-2010, 10:04   #35
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wow--i coulda got the same reaction from a kite as i get from my KAT!!!! all i have to do is feed kat --he protects boat from squatters--they dont like observant kats....we have a totally poop free environment, when it comes to birds.....spare snak for fat bubba. he loves catching snacks..
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Amazingly, from the mast they could hit the cockpit 20 feet back. Projectile poop....
Perhaps they learned from this fellow?
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Personally, I like to clean it up off the deck and save it in jars. It not only makes a great balm to treat sunburns but is also a very effective toothpaste.









(Totally joking, please don't brush your teeth with it.)
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birdee poo has molds and illnesses---yukkkk for the thought and picture in my brane..eeeewwwwwwwww
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