Posted by: ferrisdad on Apr-20-14 9:42 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
My kayaks hang on the porch ceiling, which is open. Just found out that a bird has built a nest in one. We have 4 boats total and can anyone suggest something quick to cover the cockpit? Will a large sheet of plastic and some nylon cord work to keep critters out? This is the first time in 2 years we've had birds. don't want any more, that's for sure.
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Wrens nest in one or another of the |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-20-14 9:47 PM (EST)
boats in my carport. Once they get the idea, blocking is the only way to deter them.
Posted by: ferrisdad on Apr-20-14 9:50 PM (EST)
sounds like a plan, thank you!
Posted by: jonnyboy on Apr-21-14 2:37 PM (EST)
Seals, harmony, NRS and some other companies out there sell covers for all kind of cockpit sizes. They run about $30 - $40, check Amazon for deals. I use Seal's, made in the good 'ol USA and great for transport as well.
Pre-size carefully for transport, and |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-21-14 2:48 PM (EST)
consider a trial run in low traffic conditions. I've had covers made by experienced providers that flopped and popped off during high speed carrying.
Posted by: ferrisdad on Apr-22-14 11:44 AM (EST)
I usually transport 'yaks down. This cover will be for storage at home or while we are camping. Not for transport.
Posted by: slushpaddler on Apr-22-14 12:13 PM (EST)
(presuming one buys from a reputable maker):
Posted by: carldelo on Apr-22-14 11:40 PM (EST)
Using a carabiner on the grab loop is a good idea while driving. Large covers sometimes have a belly strap, but use a 'biner as well.