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Old 08-23-2014, 02:35 PM
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Duct tape you flaps closed so no mice get in that way...we used 2 boxes of dryer sheets...boat smells nice in the spring then...moth balls around the boat but not inside...use also a few cans of Damp-Rid. Cover on...just my opinion...
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:07 PM
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Get some small cups with 3 or 4 cotton balls in each. Buy some pure peppermint oil and put 10 or 12 drops onto the cotton balls in each cup. Refresh every couple of months. Mice hate the smell of the peppermint. This stuff is super strong. A 2 or 3 ounce bottle costs about $12 bucks. I used it in my old boat for 3 winters when I stored my boat in my sister's garage that sits right against some woods. The first year that I stored my boat there, I found 4 mice in an old dresser in the garage, so I know that there were mice around. I used the peppermint and never had a problem.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:49 PM
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moth balls have always worked for me, I use left over dip containers to put them in. Place all over inside the boat and then cover. If you have birds in the barn I would place a tarp over your cover also.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:00 PM
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Thanks, gonna go with combo dryer sheets and moth balls, shrink wrap the tower and a tarp over my cover. Duct tape exhaust vents and gonna ducky tape all the thru hulls.
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:51 AM
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I always use a box of moth balls split it up in 2 places in the boat, then just for extra protection i place a couple decons in there just in case. so far it has worked great.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:10 AM
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Thanks, gonna go with combo dryer sheets and moth balls, shrink wrap the tower and a tarp over my cover. Duct tape exhaust vents and gonna ducky tape all the thru hulls.
I wouldn't use duct tape. Just blue painters tape will work fine.
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:19 AM
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How long would the moth ball smell last in the boat the next year? That would be my concern....
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:54 AM
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I also store in a barn. I have used the dryer sheets and haven't had any issues with mice etc.
I stuff them in all of the vents from the outside and then lay them all around inside the boat.

I also leave about 4 of the Arm & Hammer refrig packets to gather up any moisture that may be left in the boat to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

BOat comes out in the spring mice and mildew free and smells good.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:13 AM
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How long would the moth ball smell last in the boat the next year? That would be my concern....
Ski partner put moth balls every year (Way to cheap to use dryer sheets!) and the smells stays for 3-4 weeks, at the beginning of the season.
I put nothing in mine.No problems in 14 years...His is in a nice garage and mine in a cheap pole barn.
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:51 PM
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Ski partner put moth balls every year (Way to cheap to use dryer sheets!) and the smells stays for 3-4 weeks, at the beginning of the season.
I put nothing in mine.No problems in 14 years...His is in a nice garage and mine in a cheap pole barn.
Ick...pass on that method at my house...
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