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Old 01-09-2021, 06:16 AM
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Seems all sorts of small mosquito-looking insects love to colonize under full boat covers. Only to then get splattered all over the gelcoat and cockpit cover when the cover is rolled-off. Any recommended tricks to minimize/prevent this? Boat rests on a lift in the People's Republic of Florida.

You know, we do have those Terminator Bionic genetically-modified mosquitos and all... Thanks in advance.
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You could move up here to Western NY. I haven't seen a bug in months.

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Old 01-09-2021, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Padraig View Post
You could move up here to Western NY. I haven't seen a bug in months.

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That's cuz they are all dead, frozen on the ground, after your 2-weeks boating season ended! ;-)
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Hey, In 2020 we had three weeks of boating! I hope someone has a solution to your bug problem. On my boat i get the spider **** on the deck. Seems they like it under the cover.

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Yes spiders. I was told awhile back, to spray the outside edge of your cover with bug spray before we put them away for 50+ weeks!
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What about mothballs ? I put them in my bike trailer, no more mice or spiders ! Smell like grandma's old closet though. Might try it, see what happems.
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:21 AM
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I use mothballs and dryer sheets in the cabin and cockpit. Seems to work well other than the occasional commando gecko that gets in and leaves "traces". Maybe I should also put a mothballs bag on the bow and/or swim platform before the full boat cover... May try that.
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Also try "Irish Spring" soap cut in half and placed several places in boat in cheap plastic storage containers, without lids.
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unlit citronella candles....gotta smell better than balls from a moth.......
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Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy View Post
unlit citronella candles....gotta smell better than balls from a moth.......
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