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Old 04-09-2010, 18:35   #1
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Ewwwwww ! Dead Rats ?

So just moments ago, I stepped aboard after a month away from the boat.... IT STUNK BAD! Smells like dead rats!

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Or..... That carton of eggs that I left on the shelf to rot
That is all......
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Not sure which is worse! Well, okay, rats are worse.

Make sure you don't leave a watermelon on the boat either. Just saying...
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Rats ... remeber the story in Dashews' book ...

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They die - They stink.

They rot - They stink.

Skeletons don't stink....


Unless it rains!
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yecch..febreze...lots of it.
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Oh I dont know what is worth, but I can garentee the smell of rotten potatos (the ones that have gone to liquid) will stick in you mund fore ever.
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No.... I have smelt all of those, the worst is a rancid grease trap at a resturaunt, come to work with an empty stomach, a strong gag reflex, and a smile (it helps stop you from gagging)! As for rats if you think you might have them I would set a trap or two so you don't have to search the boat looking for the body.
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No.... I have smelt all of those, the worst is a rancid grease trap at a resturaunt, come to work with an empty stomach, a strong gag reflex, and a smile (it helps stop you from gagging)! As for rats if you think you might have them I would set a trap or two so you don't have to search the boat looking for the body.
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But there is no resturaunt grease trap on most boats.,,, then again I have seen some bilges that could be grease traps.
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Dead rats in an inaccessible part of the boat is the number one reason to set traps and never use poison. It's not happened to me but a friend told me about when they had three rats die on their boat. It would have been far simpler to do an internal refit.

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