Repelling Otters

The local river otter population likes to use my boat as a dining table and latrine. Does anyone have relevant experience? I am considering electrifying the rub rail.

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A Sailor's Tailor Army duck mooring cover? Covers the whole dec

A Sailor's Tailor Army duck mooring cover? Covers the whole deck, and otters would have to be crafty to get under it, I would guess. From this video, it seems that otters don't like pepper, dogs, or being sprayed with a hose. http://www.expertvillage.com/video/164892_repel-otters.htm Maybe you want to put a pepper-based repellent on your mooring cover. Have fun, Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

A month ago I electrified the rub rail with a Havahart® Battery

A month ago I electrified the rub rail with a Havahart® Battery Powered Garden Protection charger with the ground wire in the water. I've had no problems since then. Previously the boat was befouled within a few days after launching.