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boatless
05-05-2008, 12:49 PM
I just want everyone to be very careful when storing your boat, because your insurance company does not cover any damage to your boat caused by any rodents. I found that out when a family of racoons made a nest in my pontoon during the winter. It destroyed all the furnitures and wirings. Progressive which is my insurance company, said I am not covered due to rodents damage. I just felt sick to my stomach. So take care of your property and make sure all the rodents around your place are dead or capture. :D

boatless.

Monte
05-05-2008, 12:53 PM
Tis true....

atlfootr
05-05-2008, 12:59 PM
:( for the recent loss and of the bad news, thank golly I don't have to worry about that kind of stuff.

NU-skier
05-05-2008, 01:38 PM
If they're fitting raccoons in the rodent family.. they're incorrect. Raccoons are Carnivores not Rodentia. (Just in case your policy spells out rodent damage to avoid paying on claim damage by mice and beavers etc.)
Either way, sorry to hear about your findings. Not the best way to start a new season.
Good luck.

Monte
05-05-2008, 01:42 PM
I forgot to say sorry for your loss.

bigmac
05-05-2008, 01:44 PM
Around here, an even worse problem is muskrats. In addition to undermining the shoreline, they'll climb up into your boat and chew on all kinds of wiring and cables. I learned that the hard way one year on an I/O. I left the motor down, the little buggers climbed up the drive into the outside housing and ate the wiring and cables, but worst of all they chewed a big hole in the bellows. Muskrats are a shoot-on-site varmint around our neighborhood. I usually get about 20 of 'em a year.

atlfootr
05-05-2008, 02:30 PM
Hey bigmac,
If they get out of control call these guys

http://www.ridacritter.com/muskrats.html

boatless
05-05-2008, 02:50 PM
This morning the insurance adjuster mentioned the word rodents, but when I got a 40 pages of the policy it said animal so that really cover a wide range of four legged species. :D
If they're fitting raccoons in the rodent family.. they're incorrect. Raccoons are Carnivores not Rodentia. (Just in case your policy spells out rodent damage to avoid paying on claim damage by mice and beavers etc.)
Either way, sorry to hear about your findings. Not the best way to start a new season.
Good luck.

bigmac
05-05-2008, 02:59 PM
Hey bigmac,
If they get out of control call these guys

http://www.ridacritter.com/muskrats.html

They're a long way from here. Anyway, I prefer "Muskrat-Be-Gone" pellets...

http://www.cci-ammunition.com/images/ballistic_images/22_SHORT_HP_0028.jpg

atlfootr
05-05-2008, 04:00 PM
I guess your right, those "Muskrat-Be-Gone" pellets are much more effective and cost effecient.
And w/ that much grain in them 27% it's pretty good for 'em too, good call :rolleyes:

wakeX2wake
05-05-2008, 05:09 PM
more fun too... good practice for shooting gas thieves... HA

bigmac
05-05-2008, 05:39 PM
more fun too... good practice for shooting gas thieves... HALOL :D :D

Gas-Thief-Be-Gone pellets...

http://www.federalcartridge.com/ballistics/images/Bullets_Img/hydra-shok-big.jpghttp://sportsmansoutfit.com/bmz_cache/6/6fe64480f24522668a419a92a1074a2b.image.175x131.jpg