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Rugburn

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Boat Storage
« on: Oct 18, 2018, 01:03 PM »
What steps do you take to prevent rodents from having a party in your boat when it is in winter storage?
My boat will be in an unheated garage for the winter, and power is available. Just curious what works for you...

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Re: Boat Storage
« Reply #1 on: Oct 18, 2018, 01:27 PM »
Boy your gonna get a lot of great answers,  so here are mine....
When you remove the plug , stuff a little steel wool in the hole..
Remove your rear tie downs so they cant climb up..
Disconnect your winch hook from the bow..
Use peppermint oil, spray or extract all over the inside...      ;)
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Re: Boat Storage
« Reply #2 on: Oct 18, 2018, 01:52 PM »
Boy your gonna get a lot of great answers,  so here are mine....
When you remove the plug , stuff a little steel wool in the hole..
Remove your rear tie downs so they cant climb up..
Disconnect your winch hook from the bow..
Use peppermint oil, spray or extract all over the inside...      ;)

Peppermint oil has worked well for us in the past.

Thanks for the suggestion about the rodents climbing up. Iíll do that this year.

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Re: Boat Storage
« Reply #3 on: Oct 18, 2018, 10:59 PM »
I've had the critters eat the residual slime off the boat net in past winters.











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Re: Boat Storage
« Reply #4 on: Oct 19, 2018, 07:11 AM »
4 or 5 little bags of moth balls have worked for me. I just tie up some in seine  netting and put them in all the compartments. One year I noticed some sunflower seeds on the floor of the boat so I set a trap and caught a chipmunk. They're way worse than mice.

I've also got 3 of those little electronic critter chasers plugged in outlets around the garage. I guess they help. Haven't seen any critters anyway.

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Re: Boat Storage
« Reply #5 on: Oct 19, 2018, 03:25 PM »
Moth balls and dryer sheets.
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Re: Boat Storage
« Reply #6 on: Oct 20, 2018, 04:05 AM »
I set a few traps around just Incase One of those little (ers ) gets in also a  a few pouches of (Mouse Magic) seems to help

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Re: Boat Storage
« Reply #7 on: Oct 23, 2018, 04:35 AM »
mine sets at ready all winter by the garage. you never know when we will get a warm up mid winter here. never had rodent problems in my boat, but I read that they don't like mint.  my boat got chigger infested one time but that's another story. lol

I know a guy that had his(2 yr old triton) bass boat seats totally destroyed by coons in storage. they tore padding out, ate it, puked it and crapped, it all over in there too!  what a mess!

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Re: Boat Storage
« Reply #8 on: Oct 24, 2018, 08:28 AM »
Well I'm going to do all the suggestions... Haha  That ought to slow the buggers down.
Wishful thinking, but the boat is ready fish if we get a warm up. One prerequisite is I have a bow deer hanging in the barn first, better get that done. 

 



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