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DC Gannon
08-24-2005, 02:25 PM
I have a 2002 MC PS 205V that I keep on a covered lift. I have not coverde the last few weeks and the birds have crapped on the interior. After wiping away with water their is still a stain. Does anyone know what product will get the stains out?

Also any good suggestions on what to put under the lift canopy to scare away the birds. Or where can I get a easy to place cover? Thanks for the feedback.

AirJunky
08-24-2005, 02:32 PM
............. Or where can I get a easy to place cover?
Jim @ BAWS?

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=4767

rodltg2
08-24-2005, 02:33 PM
i haver the same problem but at home, they crap all over my car and if i uncover my boat for than a minute , in the boat as well. i wanted to buy some sort of ultra sound thing but i have only seen the ones they use at small airports that cost a fortune. i;ve seen people use cd's and other reflective tape but that would look tacky around my house.

MarkP
08-24-2005, 02:57 PM
Have you tried a cat or a BB gun??

DC Gannon
08-24-2005, 02:59 PM
BB gun sounds good, but am I going to hang out in the boat under the canopy until the birds fly in and shoot holes in my canopy? This is at my lake place so I am not there during the week.

rodltg2
08-24-2005, 03:02 PM
my luck i would shoot everything but the birds. i hate cats

MarkP
08-24-2005, 03:02 PM
I was just kidding about the cat. I don’t like them as much as I don’t like the birds.



http://www.absolutebirdcontrol.com/

rodltg2
08-24-2005, 03:04 PM
i just may try the sonic thing, i have nests all over my gutters at home , would love to get rid of them, at 235 its affordable.

Leroy
08-24-2005, 03:06 PM
You can get the plastic owls to hang up and they scare away the birds. I used one last year as did several many other people at my dock and you could tell who had an owl and who didn't!


Think I bought mine at a garden center.

Dell
08-24-2005, 03:08 PM
If you have a beam or something over your boat, hang a few rubber snakes off it. Seems to work in places I have seen.

DC Gannon
08-24-2005, 03:08 PM
mark, thanks for the link for the flash tape link.

MarkP
08-24-2005, 03:12 PM
Sure

Back when I used to work on church steeples pigeons always nested all over them. A lot of the products at that site are the ones that I used on churches. I never used the supersonic things but what do you have to loose?? 200 bucks?? Even if it just works a little..

peason
08-24-2005, 03:14 PM
What we have used at work under an awning is to put up some fine netting so the birds cannot roost on the rafters. You may want to put netting up, under the inside of your lift so the birds can't sit up there and sh**. Good luck.

MarkP
08-24-2005, 03:23 PM
Did you guys look all the way into that site?? Pick a bird. http://www.absolutebirdcontrol.com/advisor.htm (http://www.absolutebirdcontrol.com/advisor.htm) .



I like the “scare crow“. I think it would be cool t integrate that with DanCs boat alarm system

Leroy
08-24-2005, 03:27 PM
Good one Mark; Foils strips are good, I know we used to hang the cheap aluminum pie pans in our cherry trees.


I like the one that looks like a hair-do out the top!

bucky
08-24-2005, 04:30 PM
I've used the sonic deterrent, and it doesn't. The blow-up owl worked, and so did an inflatable beach ball with a big spot on 4 sides that looked like a giant eye. They moved away from the garage and started crapping on the bbq grill on the front porch. I think the only real way to keep them away from your stuff is to have a neighbor with a porsche to draw them off.

BigBarney
08-24-2005, 04:45 PM
See if you can get some "special" corn from a pest control person. It's like LSD to them. They'll be trying to swim underwater after eating a kernel or two.

parks_jr_55
08-24-2005, 05:02 PM
http://overtons.com/modperl/overtons/detail/pdetail2.cgi?r=detail_view&item_num=25538

We have one and it works OK. One time we left the boat on the covered lift without the MasterCraft cover on and there was some bird crap, washed away with water.

We dont have trouble though when it is cranked all the way up and covered twice (canopy and cover).

lakes Rick
08-24-2005, 05:11 PM
my luck i would shoot everything but the birds. i hate cats

Cats suck...

Danimal
08-24-2005, 05:18 PM
I have a hanging stuffed parrot that I hang from my pontoon boat canopy and I never have bird poopie in or on my pontoon boat. I keep geese away from my shoreline and pier by putting a couple of big rubber snakes around. haven't had a problem with the geese since.

phecksel
08-25-2005, 11:19 AM
I did the foil tape, and owl, and snakes, chicken wire, string, etc

What finally worked was a sticky substance on their roosting ledges.

Used this over three years ago with no return problems

http://www.tanglefoot.com/products/birdrepel.htm

sizzler
08-25-2005, 11:34 AM
if i had trouble with "birds" crapping all over my boat.....i would ask them not to do it.....and if they kept doing it i would post it in the swimsuit thread :uglyhamme :uglyhamme

Rockman
08-25-2005, 01:41 PM
Also any good suggestions on what to put under the lift canopy to scare away the birds. Or where can I get a easy to place cover? Thanks for the feedback.

This is gonna sound weird but it works...

Before we put the canvas on the lift this spring, I got 4 empty bottle from our tiki-torches and put one in each corner of the canopy frame and duct taped them each to the metal from the canopy. We them put the canvas on and fistened it to the lift. The bottles prevented the birds from having a place to land and make a nest. Plus, I don't think they like the smell from the torch fluid.

It works, we haven't had any birds around the lift this year.

You can use beer or alcohol bottles too...just make sure you empty them first! ;)