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1redTA
03-13-2013, 04:01 PM
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de winterized the boat and the rats got me good. How do you keep rodents from your boat on outside covered storage?

clrussell
03-13-2013, 04:20 PM
Well my neighbor has like 13 cats.. I think that helps with my mouse problem, but doesn't fix the cat problem. Luckily I think they are smart enough to stay off and out of the boat.. If I catch them in my boat there will be dire consequences.


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bsloop
03-13-2013, 04:30 PM
Dryer sheets are supposed to help. Put them all over, in every compartment. Worst case the boat smells good.

I usually leave some real antifreeze in a pan in the bilge. Anything that gets in my bilge should die as far as I am concerned. Just hope it dies before it does any major damage and preferably not in the boat but I will take anything dead over boat damage.

GoneBoatN
03-13-2013, 04:38 PM
Dryer sheets are supposed to help. Put them all over, in every compartment. Worst case the boat smells good.

I usually leave some real antifreeze in a pan in the bilge. Anything that gets in my bilge should die as far as I am concerned. Just hope it dies before it does any major damage and preferably not in the boat but I will take anything dead over boat damage.

Moth balls work too I believe. I use them in the attic to keep the squirrels and roof rats out.

mikeg205
03-13-2013, 04:39 PM
rough....when I saw the thread name... I thought TXriverRat - got himself cloned... ;)

TxsRiverRat
03-13-2013, 05:08 PM
rough....when I saw the thread name... I thought TXriverRat - got himself cloned... ;)

I saw the topic and I thought - oh cArp - someone else is messin with me!

thatsmrmastercraft
03-13-2013, 05:09 PM
The dryer sheet work on mice, but I don't know of anything that will keep a determined at away.

TxsRiverRat
03-13-2013, 05:11 PM
The dryer sheet work on mice, but I don't know of anything that will keep a determined at away.

Quot taking shots at me LMAO

thatsmrmastercraft
03-13-2013, 05:11 PM
Quot taking shots at me LMAO

C'mon man.....if I was taking shots at you I would have said to use soap.:rolleyes:

TxsRiverRat
03-13-2013, 05:17 PM
C'mon man.....if I was taking shots at you I would have said to use soap.:rolleyes:

LMFAO! OK, you got me there!

thatsmrmastercraft
03-13-2013, 05:20 PM
LMFAO! OK, you got me there!

I couldn't help myself.....http://forums.horsecity.com/public/style_emoticons/default/rotf.gifhttp://forums.horsecity.com/public/style_emoticons/default/rotf.gifhttp://forums.horsecity.com/public/style_emoticons/default/rotf.gif

TxsRiverRat
03-13-2013, 05:46 PM
I couldn't help myself.....http://forums.horsecity.com/public/style_emoticons/default/rotf.gifhttp://forums.horsecity.com/public/style_emoticons/default/rotf.gifhttp://forums.horsecity.com/public/style_emoticons/default/rotf.gif

paybacks, paybacks paybacks :)

thatsmrmastercraft
03-13-2013, 05:48 PM
paybacks, paybacks paybacks :)

Everything comes at a price.:rolleyes:

1redTA
03-13-2013, 06:23 PM
any one know how to rebuild the vent or where another vent may be

lakeoz tristar
03-13-2013, 06:39 PM
If you use moth balls put them in a disposable plastic dish or else it will be a long time before your boat doesn't smell like grama's basement.. I put them in butter dishes or something I can throw away.. But I usually keep the boat on the lift during winters and don't see any rats in the area. Also hang bags of damp rid to help with the dampness..

thatsmrmastercraft
03-13-2013, 06:41 PM
any one know how to rebuild the vent or where another vent may be

My came without the vent and I finally made one from black plastic. The material I used was too thin and didn't turn out as well as I would have liked. Creating an acceptable piece is on the list this year.

Barefooter92
03-13-2013, 10:24 PM
I use moth balls in aluminum pie pans and sticky glue traps around the wheels

Sorry to see that kind of damage.

SKI*MC
03-13-2013, 11:16 PM
That really sucks to see! This is something I worry about every winter. I always put dryer sheets down. They seem to work quite well and it doesn't leave a horrible smell like moth balls. I use them in the cabin, our cabin garage, and the boat every winter and have never had an issue. Oh yeah did I mention it smells way better than moth balls :D

swardco
03-14-2013, 12:30 PM
Dang! Now I am going to have to pull the cover off my boat, throw in the dryer sheets, some mouse poison and start worrying some more.

JDJ_205
03-14-2013, 02:50 PM
I was told by a friend that white dial soap shavings help keep mice/rats away. I take a couple of bars and shave them up via cheese grater and spread them evenly on the floor of the boat.

It sounds goofy but its cheap, easy to vacuum up (as long as its dry), smells good, and has worked the past 4 years in two different garage settings.

I've heard about dryer sheets too, might be along the same line.

I've also heard about having small tin compartments for baking bread filled with kitty litter / moth balls work.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-14-2013, 02:55 PM
Rodents would be easily controlled with one or two pet coyotes.:rolleyes:

1redTA
03-14-2013, 04:02 PM
Rodents would be easily controlled with one or two pet coyotes.:rolleyes:

my wife's old cat and the kids dogs are up for adoption now, a line has been crossed it is time for rodent war

thatsmrmastercraft
03-14-2013, 04:05 PM
my wife's old cat and the kids dogs are up for adoption now, a line has been crossed it is time for rodent war

Perhaps corralling a couple of the local pythons overpopulating your state.......http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/dunno.gif

TxsRiverRat
03-14-2013, 04:21 PM
Perhaps corralling a couple of the local pythons overpopulating your state.......http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/dunno.gif

Rodents would be easily controlled with one or two pet coyotes.:rolleyes:

Whats next? badgers to kill the snakes, who killed the coyotes who killed the rats who ate the upholstery? 8p

thatsmrmastercraft
03-14-2013, 04:30 PM
Whats next? badgers to kill the snakes, who killed the coyotes who killed the rats who ate the upholstery? 8p

Anything to get rid of rats....present company excepted.


Don't be so sensitive...:D:D:D

madcityskier
03-14-2013, 04:53 PM
Whats next? badgers to kill the snakes, who killed the coyotes who killed the rats who ate the upholstery? 8p

In the bottom of the sea...

TxsRiverRat
03-14-2013, 06:07 PM
In the bottom of the sea...

Anything to get rid of rats....present company excepted.


Don't be so sensitive...:D:D:D

LMFAO! http://vipstylecars.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley-rofl.gifhttp://vipstylecars.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley-rofl.gifhttp://vipstylecars.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley-rofl.gif

ahhudgins
03-14-2013, 06:44 PM
I can assure you that dryer sheets do not deter rodents. My father tried them in his shed over the winter and found the mice had made a nest under his lawn mower seat. The nest was made from cardboard, grass, and a dryer sheet. He had the softest mice in the whole neighborhood.

Dryer sheets do deter Cheetahs. I leave them in the lake house over the winter and we've never had a Cheetah problem.:D

thatsmrmastercraft
03-14-2013, 06:51 PM
I can assure you that dryer sheets do not deter rodents. My father tried them in his shed over the winter and found the mice had made a nest under his lawn mower seat. The nest was made from cardboard, grass, and a dryer sheet. He had the softest mice in the whole neighborhood.

Dryer sheets do deter Cheetahs. I leave them in the lake house over the winter and we've never had a Cheetah problem.:D

All the more reason to have pet coyotes.:rolleyes:

Slinkyredfoot
03-14-2013, 07:22 PM
Thread jack,
I have known a lot and have killed a few rats in my life but ya know last night I killed a deer for the first time in a vehicle, my F150. The deer darted out of the blue behind two cars I had just passed, and nailed it with the left front bumper going about 55, happened so quick. The front bumper is tough no damage, but blood splattered everywhere.

So my advise, if you see a rat as big as a deer hit it with the front bumper of your truck and leave it laying dead in the road, although I did pull the deer to the side.

Kweisner
03-14-2013, 07:38 PM
I can assure you that dryer sheets do not deter rodents. My father tried them in his shed over the winter and found the mice had made a nest under his lawn mower seat. The nest was made from cardboard, grass, and a dryer sheet. He had the softest mice in the whole neighborhood.

Dryer sheets do deter Cheetahs. I leave them in the lake house over the winter and we've never had a Cheetah problem.:D

Great point--our laundry room is absolutely Cheetah free, but I never really made the connection until now.

TxsRiverRat
03-15-2013, 01:52 AM
Why does everyone want to kill the rat:(

Snipe
03-15-2013, 09:42 AM
I don't agree with some of you guys.......I have used dryer sheet together with moth balls and have never had a mouse or squirrel in my boats; ever. I keep the boats in a shed that has tons of entry places for rodents and believe me I see nests aplenty inside, but no trace of droppings or chewing in the boats. Maybe I'm just lucky, but since 1972?? Don't think so. :twocents:

pap
03-15-2013, 09:48 AM
Maybe the cheetahs are killing them?

Snipe
03-15-2013, 09:52 AM
That may be it; I use cheetah attractant. :toast:

thatsmrmastercraft
03-15-2013, 10:00 AM
Why does everyone want to kill the rat:(

Well, for the most part, people really don't like rats or anyone that aspires to be one.:rolleyes:

thatsmrmastercraft
03-15-2013, 10:11 AM
I don't agree with some of you guys.......I have used dryer sheet together with moth balls and have never had a mouse or squirrel in my boats; ever. I keep the boats in a shed that has tons of entry places for rodents and believe me I see nests aplenty inside, but no trace of droppings or chewing in the boats. Maybe I'm just lucky, but since 1972?? Don't think so. :twocents:

I'm with you on the effectiveness of dryer sheets. Perhaps the one person who had a mouse make a nest with their dryer sheet was using the corn scented Bounce sheets???

ahhudgins
03-15-2013, 06:09 PM
Our lake house sits in the woods and we always have small field mice that get into the house during the winter. They chew on candles, boxes of laundry detergent, the dogís plastic water bowl, and Iíve even found a small nest made out of fiberglass insulation. The only ďdeterrentĒ that Iíve found are traps. On the other hand, Iíve stored my boats at home for 30 years and Iíve never had a mouse get into any of them. Maybe itís because I keep a Cheetah chained to the trailer??:D

Snipe
03-15-2013, 06:15 PM
Ahh! Yummy! Mice. Cheetahs also make good tow vehicles.

neil.anderson63
03-15-2013, 07:00 PM
Try a product called "fresh cab" it is for tractors. You will be able to find it at any tractor dealer. It comes in a nice bag that you can hang wherever there is a rodent problem. IT WORKS!!

TxsRiverRat
03-15-2013, 07:31 PM
This is a great thread

1redTA
03-15-2013, 08:57 PM
I'm explaining to my wife that we need a cheetah, it makes perfect sense to me now, all is clear. Thanks for every ones help. I think I am going to try and make a carbon fiber vent now.

CruisinGA
03-15-2013, 09:03 PM
I think I would do billet aluminum.

If you were talented with a router to get the radiused edges, black UHMW polyethylene would look close to original.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-15-2013, 09:06 PM
I'm explaining to my wife that we need a cheetah, it makes perfect sense to me now, all is clear. Thanks for every ones help. I think I am going to try and make a carbon fiber vent now.

Tell your wife these people have a pet cheetah. No reason you can't have one.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200970/Pictured-The-couple-keeping-CHEETAH-household-pet.html

pap
03-15-2013, 11:58 PM
Beware however if you get one and overfeed it, you might have problems like this:

http://youtu.be/8lOhvS-xyrA?t=55s

thatsmrmastercraft
03-16-2013, 12:20 AM
Beware however if you get one and overfeed it, you might have problems like this:

http://youtu.be/8lOhvS-xyrA?t=55s

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=91199&stc=1&d=1363407595

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GoneBoatN
03-16-2013, 01:37 AM
Beware however if you get one and overfeed it, you might have problems like this:

http://youtu.be/8lOhvS-xyrA?t=55s

Now that was funny.

ahhudgins
03-16-2013, 08:55 AM
I'm explaining to my wife that we need a cheetah, it makes perfect sense to me now, all is clear. Thanks for every ones help. I think I am going to try and make a carbon fiber vent now.

You could take your old vent to a machine shop and have a new one made. A small shop may give you a good deal. Post a pic when it's completed.

If you do talk your wife into letting you get a cheetah, just remember rule #1: Never poke him with a stick. They forgot rule #2: Make sure your window works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcyA0Ef73qY

thatsmrmastercraft
03-16-2013, 10:27 AM
You could take your old vent to a machine shop and have a new one made. A small shop may give you a good deal. Post a pic when it's completed.

If you do talk your wife into letting you get a cheetah, just remember rule #1: Never poke him with a stick. They forgot rule #2: Make sure your window works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcyA0Ef73qY


Good rules.