Keeping the seagulls away

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  1. Loftatsea

    Loftatsea New Member

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    Jan 19, 2009
    NJ
    290 Sundancer 2007
    Twin 5.0 Mercruisers w/ Bravo lll Drives
    What would you recommend for keeping the seagulls off the radar dome? I had a tough time last year with this and the subsequent mess they made.
     
  2. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Train horn connected to a motion sensor? ok maybe not....

    I see a bunch of people with those fake owls which are supposed to scare other birds away.
     
  3. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

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    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    9mm
     
  4. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    I see a bunch of those too, often with gull crap dripping down the sides of their plastic wings.
     
  5. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    No silly. 20ga ⅞ ounce #6 shot. Depending on wind improved modified or full choke. Some folks might go with a 12 ga duck load, but I wouldn’t want that big a pattern and risk canvas damage.
     
  6. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    Nope. We have twin Kalhanbergs and using them only makes the wife mad.
     
  7. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
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    Can you string a piece of twine across the area where they land? About 6" above the area. The twine will keep them from landing - guaranteed. I did that to the overhead structure at the end of our dock about 15 years ago... they haven't been back since. Although they do now land on a neighbors dock.

    Another option is to glue some spikes to the top of the radome. Same thing - they won't be able to land.
     
  8. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    Back in the day when the mailman brought AOL CDs nearly every day. CDs hung on monofilament seemed to work really well. There is a fellow with a 280 on a mooring just down stream from us who has what looks like netting that he covers the entire topside with. How he gets it over the arch is beyond me.

    We’ve never had much of a problem with them resting on the 280, or the new boat, ducks on the finger dock and swim platform are worse.
     
  9. Loftatsea

    Loftatsea New Member

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    Jan 19, 2009
    NJ
    290 Sundancer 2007
    Twin 5.0 Mercruisers w/ Bravo lll Drives
  10. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    That particular thing? No. But familiar enough with things like it. Yup, that would work - same idea as string or spikes.
     

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