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Ot Storing Boat for the winter

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  1. nailer123

    nailer123 TS Member

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    I'm going to store my string ray speed boat in a barn this winter.What is the best way to keep the mice out. Thanks Kirki
     
  2. nomoloscofoso

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    maybe a fox????
     
  3. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    dixie cups full of moth balls.
     
  4. squirrelkiller

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    Got cats??????
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    D-Con. Check once in a while and replace as necesary. When the cold hits they should be done moving in.

    HM
     
  6. Carol Lister

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    D-Con works well for killing rodents but it has no control over where the rodents go to die. I'm sure that there are any number of inaccessible nooks and crannies in your boat where a dead rodent can create an objectionable odor come spring.

    Lister
     
  7. Damifino

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    Move to FL - You can use your boat all year!
     
  8. JerryP

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    Make sure there is nothing hanging over the side of the boat for the mice to climb. And nothing too close to the sides of the boat that they can jump from.
    I keep a paper towel on the floor of the boat as a signal. If they get in the boat they will shred the paper towel to make a nest.
     
  9. ric3677

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    bounce dryer sheets.
     
  10. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Well-Known Member

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    Nothing really works except shrink wrap that is put on properly with vents with screens. You need the vents to prevent mildew and other nasty molds that easily develop on a plastic boat. I have seen raccoons, mice, birds move into a boats and have litters aboard. And they tear the hell out of the upholstery. Go ahead and tell the raccoon that she is in your boat. LOL!!! Todd
     
  11. 391 shooter

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    Good luck on the rats, however do not forget the STABEL in the gas tank and run it through the carbs before storing, this saves big bucks.
     
  12. W.P.T.

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    When I used to store my boats I always used moth balls to keep the field mice and rodents away, never had a problem in over 20 years ... Shrink wrap it and you will have mold someplace when you open it up unless it vented ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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