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  canvas tarps and lemon spray
  Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-31-12 12:00 PM (EST)

I used to stash a couple of kayaks (including a costly folder that was such a pain to break down and set up I left it assembled) on my covered but open back porch. I used painters canvas tarps that come in 6' x 20' size, perfect for wrapping a touring kayak, and would wind them around the boats and secure with wrapped rubber bungee cords and nylon rope. Having noticed that pet dogs and cats react with aversion to citrus based household sprays, I saturated the canvas with a good dose of Lemon Pledge and never had problems with mice, squirrels or raccoons. Those same varmints had their way with my trash cans and some lawn furniture stored in the same area so I am inclined to think my lemon flavored kayak burritos were not to their liking.

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