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Discussion in 'Dock Talk' started by Michiman, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Vikingstaff

    Vikingstaff Well-Known Member

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    Interesting topic as I have heard recently that there are muskrat issues on the lake we just bought a cottage at.  I will inquire at our dealer about options for protecting against muskrats such as the suggestion above with mesh screening blocking off any transome access, etc...  As always, this forum is a fountain of knowledge to a new cottage owner, and soon to be new Bennington owner.  Much thanks!
     
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    They also make a wire spiral to cover the transducer cable so they won't chew it.
     
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    Who sells that Carl?!? Locally?!? 
     
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    Suzi's son bought it from 4 Seasons in Denver I think. I'll ask him when we get home tomorrow.
     
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    Because it looks like we have some "new to pontoons and new to boating" folks taking possession of nice new Benny's, I thought I'd resurrect this thread. Definitely food for thought...
     
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    Sounds like they should just include a second knob with every mirror. Cheaper than having to mail out a knob.Or, a bakers dozen in your case cwag.LOL
     
  7. Vikingstaff

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    We had some protection added to our new Bennington at the dealership to guard against muskrat damage. Here is a one that swam up to our neighbors seawall and started heading our way.  Cute, but damage causing from the sounds of it.


    Muskrat climbing up the seawall.
     
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    Just a swimming rat ...... like our groundhogs .... just big yard rats ..... BANG!! Fixed for .10 cents ...
     
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    22lr are starting to get reasonably priced.  I can solve that problem for 7.98 cents now. 
     
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    Nice seawall! Also saw some pictures from the indoor water park; we take our daughter there during the winter, too! 
     
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    This is a common occurrence with muskrats. I have had critters chewing on cables and gas line but never go to the point where it neglected to start (lucky!). It has happened 2 consecutive years to some friends of ours though. I believe it can be remedied with a metal mesh tube covering that slides over the cables and gas line or some other type of covering. 
     
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    This is what I installed after we had $1500.00 worth of wiring chewed.


    Carl, great seeing you and Suzi. Do you still have the picture you posted with this? Wanted to see what I was looking for. Also, do you wrap all the exposed cables/hoses?
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Carl I think he wants to see the plate you installed over that opening.......
     
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    Wow,what a story
     
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    Boat sits on a lift and I don't need it anymore.
     
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