Spider Defense

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bbwhitejr, Jun 11, 2022.

  1. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    737DCD50-5EEF-4371-BF3A-475C714BA925.jpeg I have a new spider defense mechanism. They are 3-6’ panels of privacy tarps with the seams sewn together. I despise to wash or have my boat washed only to return and find the black droppings. $400 investment and 3-hours of my time. Coverage area is 18’x50.





    Bennett
     
  2. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Spray the underside with Home Defense and I think you'll have it covered (see what I did there?)
     
  3. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    '91 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
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  4. endless seas

    endless seas Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Spray dock lines and pilings and power cords thats how they travel and pier lighting.
     
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  5. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    The problem are the ones in the ceiling on a covered dock. I can deal with the ones on the dock itself. The ones in the 25’ tall ceiling are the issue.

    Bennett
     
  6. endless seas

    endless seas Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Is it your ceiling or a marinas? If its theres they should work on the issue.Spider poo is a pain for sure .
     
  7. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    It is their ceiling and the marinas here let you deal with it…

    Bennett
     
  8. Windjammer

    Windjammer Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    664
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Same here and I'm not sure I want the marina's "fist & skulls" spraying who knows what on the docks!
     
  9. New Horizon

    New Horizon Member

    88
    Nov 1, 2018
    420 Aft Cabin MY 1997
    Twin 3116 Cats.
    Bennett: At our marina we are getting ready to order from Spider Diaper for the same reason as you. Just spoke to Jimmy Harris who owns the company this past week. I would be very curious if this works to keep the birds out as well as the spider droppings so please keep me posted of your experience. Did you use the cable ties to attach to the cables?
     
  10. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    Yes. Bought 4’ UV resistant cable ties. We have a piece of 2” angle that runs full length of the slips at the right height.

    Bennett
     
  11. MattB92

    MattB92 Active Member

    233
    Nov 9, 2019
    Barrie, Ontario
    1994 Sundancer 270
    7.4 w/Bravo II
    That's awesome. Wish my marina wasn't so anal. No chance in hell we would be allowed to put that up
     
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  12. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    We have a group of volunteers (boat owners) that spray once a week using HomeDefence. Roof supports, dock lines, power, and overhead lights are always the worst. The gangway is also a important area to keep clear and keep sprayed.
     
  13. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    Each slip has a 12'x20' patio on the opposite side of the dock from the slip. We all have windscreens to block the morning sun, wind, and rain. They are like a vertical curtain that can be pulled closed for the width of the patio. No one asked permission to install them 5 years ago so to go along....I figured I would ask forgiveness instead of permission.....

    Bennett
     

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