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Old 14-02-2018, 14:32   #91
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my cats do their jobs to earn their keep. being made ill by rats is not one of their jobs.

I'm not sure they do their jobs... but you're right...eating cute mice glued down, might give them glue poisoning.

But enough thread drift....here is my very good or dare I say...excellent contribution to this thread....

For under 10 dollars you can add a little device to your shower head so you can instantly control the flow from reduced to all the way off. This enables you to have great controlled showers with significantly reduced water usage.

https://www.amazon.com/K1140B-Shower...wer+stop&psc=1
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Old 14-02-2018, 15:06   #92
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One last mouse comment.
When I was in Germany we rented the house out, last renter trashed it to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars damage.
When we were rebuilding it, we had a rodent problem so we had an exterminator put poison and glue traps all over the place. What we had in the laundry room was a mouse caught in a glue trap, and a snake caught in the glue trap just shy of the mouse. The exterminator said he wanted it, never had seen anything like it before.
Imagine being the mouse, being stuck in the trap, and a snake within inches of eating you, you know that had to be stressful to the nth degree.
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Old 14-02-2018, 15:09   #93
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OK one more, in the Gulf war we had caught a mouse and a Camel spider, we put both in an MRE box laid on its side to see what would happen, well the spider was stalking the mouse, but the mouse was faster so he could stay away.
But eventually I guess the mouse came to a decision, and rushed the spider.
Mouse lost, badly, but you had to admire him for trying,
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Old 14-02-2018, 15:59   #94
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Re: Your favourite small purchase

Talking about clothes pins, these ones are solid one-piece stainless steel ideal for onboard use :

https://www.amazon.com/STAINLESS-CLO...CXHVHVXPS5SVEQ
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Old 15-02-2018, 05:09   #95
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+1 on the Cafe filters. They also enable you to use a finer grind for mre flavorful coffee without grit.
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No question - the Fly shooter ($8) and the Bug-a-salt ($40). Available on Amazon. Besides clearing the boat of flying bugs it is astonishingly fun. And if you happen to have a 6-12 year old youngster aboard, they will happily spend the whole day on the "hunt" and declare it the best day ever.

I use the Fly shooter in the cabin as there's no salt to clean up - and like the Star Wars light saber it is an astonishingly "elegant" weapon - quiet, unexpected, and most deadly. The Bug-a-salt is ideal in the cockpit should a biting fly hitch a ride. You can dispatch him without leaving the helm - "Go ahead, make my day"
+1 on the Bug-A-Salt. It's the ONLY effective way to kill flies that are attacking our ankles. Very satisfying to be able to "nail-em" when you're being tormented.

In the cabin, I like to use an electric swatter that looks like a tennis racket. Harbor Freight usually has them for lowest cost. (around $4) I use the adapters which allow me to use 2xAA batteries instead of the D cells, so it weighs less and that lower weight improves my speed.

https://www.harborfreight.com/Electr...ter-62577.html
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This little mini torch comes in handy. Make sure it's the "wind resistant" one.
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A golf range finder. We use it to confirm distance to nearby boats or shore when anchoring. Much easier than trying to judge by eye alone. You would be surprised how often the distance is much more than what you guess.
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A golf range finder. We use it to confirm distance to nearby boats or shore when anchoring. Much easier than trying to judge by eye alone. You would be surprised how often the distance is much more than what you guess.
I use my radar or CP or nav program do do a quick range-bearing line. If the subject of interest isn’t onscreen I use some objects nearby to estimate.
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Maka.....Do you have a pic?
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...78545c6829f8cf

These little jems seem to save me lots of time and power
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I know most boaters have these, but I still love these as one of the single most valuable things to wear while working in the dark corners and recesses of engine rooms and other barely accessible places. Headlamps!
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I know most boaters have these, but I still love these as one of the single most valuable things to wear while working in the dark corners and recesses of engine rooms and other barely accessible places. Headlamps!
Yes! Although these days I need these!
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