Bird droppings and seagull poo can make our lives miserable and our boats look awful!
The birds like to sit on our boat covers and railing and, apparantly, this gives them a feeling of relaxation, I guess...
Anyway, we're stuck with the cleaning-up afterwards and that's no laugh!
I don't know yet what the poo is made off, but there must be some horrible chemical substance in it! It leaves stains like you wouldn't believe...
When the dropping is still fresh, you can wipe it off very easily with some water and soap.
But, if it had time to dry and the sun was baking on it, oh boy, you're in for a party! The stain might be very hard to remove...
Not so good...
In the summer, the problem is less, because you're using your boat and other people are walking around too. So, the place isn't as calm for the birds to come and sit on your boat.
Lot of yacht marinas have a sound system with the sound of their natural predator. This scares them away.
In case you got hit, the product I recommend is the Starbrite Bird and Spider Stain Remover.
In the winter time, when the yacht marina gets really quiet and only a handful of people are strolling around, do as I do and your boat is bird droppings free!
Well, at least for 95%... even among birds you have party-poopers!
1) First, you attach cable ties on your railing.
Cover the whole bow section, don't leave more than 10 to 12 cm (4 inches) between them.
If you do, they'll just sit between them!
2) Second, buy some thin line, like the one they use in construction to build a wall, and tie it from a central point of the boat, towards different parts of the bow section.
This annoys them and prevents them flying towards your deck.
3) Third, place a fake scarecrow on your boat.
This will scare them off!
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