Seagulls or herons land on my spreaders, radar dome, and dome rail then dump crap all over the cabin top, deck, cap rails etc. Has anybody solved this problem without shooting the birds?
Thanks all for the informative responses! I don't climb masts any more, so will need to take measures against the birds when the stick is pulled. I did the halyards dividing the spreaders on each side and that reduced the droppings a good deal. The wire ties sound good but how long do they last in the UV up there? Do I use black ones instead of the white?Good to hear from you Alan. Keep checking
The black tie-wraps hold up better then the white ones in the sun. Our best solution has been the dividing of the spreaders with halyards. The birds love those big flat spreaders. To protect the flat solar panels over the bimini I use very thin stainless steel wire from the radar dome on the backstay to the back of the panels. The birds hate that and the thin wire doesn't make a shadow on the panels.