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Old 04-22-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Ive fot a bird that been building a nest under my motor cover on the gear thd nest get all ruined after i take the boat off then he rebuilds Anyone have a way to deter this behavior?
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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I have heard that laying tinfoil over the space will deter them. Also sharp objects such as a block of wood with nails or something.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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I've heard a shotgun works well, but a 22 is quieter and costs less.
In NJ they would put a dead fish in newspaper and put it on his front door - but that might not work in your case. LOL

We just had 5 baby ducklings hatch in our palm (bush) in our back yard, and they all jumped in the canal three days ago. Cute little guys! It is the second group in two years, and my English Springer Spaniel has never caught on that they are there! :-) He's a much better fishing dog than a bird dog!
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I never understood why those covers fit so loosely, they all get birds nests and mud wasps. Can you put some screen or chicken wire around the openings? I like the tinfoil idea if it works. Ideally the back metal plate needs to be enlarged with some sheet metal so it meets the plastic cover with no gaps.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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On mine its a ace lift the pully wheel sticke out halfway so the plastic. Over has about a 1" gap to clear the pulley the trouble is vetting out to them sith nothing to stand on
Big house i was surprised when i saw a duck with chicks in my canal also. Being salt. I guess there enough deesh Also i never thought ducks were in saltwater.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:50 AM
 
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I have heard that laying tinfoil over the space will deter them. Also sharp objects such as a block of wood with nails or something.
I haven't poked around my lift much yet, but I'm thinking they work like a winch on a Jeep - small motor, big gear head. If so, that motor will get really hot, and need air circulation. The chicken wire idea sounds better than tinfoil for that.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Vik
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I haven't poked around my lift much yet, but I'm thinking they work like a winch on a Jeep - small motor, big gear head. If so, that motor will get really hot, and need air circulation. The chicken wire idea sounds better than tinfoil for that.

Try putting a bag filled with garlic next to it - the stench will scare him off..

Unless the bird likes Italian
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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On mine its a ace lift the pully wheel sticke out halfway so the plastic. Over has about a 1" gap to clear the pulley the trouble is vetting out to them sith nothing to stand on
Big house i was surprised when i saw a duck with chicks in my canal also. Being salt. I guess there enough deesh Also i never thought ducks were in saltwater.
It's not saltwater, it's brackish water. And yes, the ducks love brackish water.
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