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Discussion in 'Dock Talk' started by Ellen & Scott Gravelie, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Ellen & Scott Gravelie

    Ellen & Scott Gravelie Member

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    GREETINGS ALL!

    NEW 23 SXP FAST BACK OWNER - LOVE THE BOAT - I ADDED 2 8 FOOT "BIRD SPIDERS" TO TRY TO ENCOURAGE THE SEA GULLS TO "MOVE ON DOWN THE LAKE" - MY PROBLEM - I CANNOT KEEP THEIR 6 POUND SANDBAGS BALANCED ON TOP, IN THE CENTER OF THE COVER - WHAT SOLUTIONS DO YOU USE FOR THIS PROBLEM?!! YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED !
     
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  3. Ellen & Scott Gravelie

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    Really appreciate your input! I'm not certain I understand how you hook them on - do you hook them to the vent caps on top of the cover? Can you forward a photo? Thanks much
     
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    Oh sorry, we have them mounted to Bimini. I misread your question. Try a string line tied from front vent to Bimini or a line strung between the Bimini side poles, with some metal bird tape tied to it or a couple big yellow bird deterrent balloons. They don’t like the movement or shiny tape.

    https://www.westmarine.com/bird-repellent
     
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    I hung silver foil pie plates from the bimini top. They moved around in the breeze/wind and scared the birds away.....
     
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    Yeah, old cd’s work too. Ashame AOL still isn’t mailing them, you could start a business selling cd bird deterrents and never spend money on cd’s... :D
     
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    I grabbed some parachute chord and reflective bird tape. I put clips on ends and tied strips about every foot on the chord. I run 2 chords from the hooks on front of boat to bimini and 2 from back to bimini. This has worked well for us and total cost about $10.
     
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  8. Ellen & Scott Gravelie

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    All SUPER recommendations - every one! We truly thank you for these GREAT proven recommendations! Happy 'Tooning!
     
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    image.jpg I picked up this owl, but haven’t installed it yet.
     
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    Had a couple of those owls on our dock. No bird problems except the occasional crane that would sit looking for fish.
     
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