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Voyager
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Initially Posted - 03/31/2024 :  06:46:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that spring is officially here up north, itís time to go wash the boat, clean out the dust, and get the boat refreshed.
The other morning I headed over to the boat yard, which has a mix of sandy soil and packed aggregate gravel, and found three or four deer ticks on my boarding ladder, and plenty more in the brush around the perimeters of the yard.
I was wearing light colored clothes and tucked my pants cuffs into my socks, so I noticed a few climbing up my trousers. Iíve encountered them here in prior years, so I was prepared, but this was bad. Itís getting to be a nuisance at this yard.
Iíve gotten Lyme once before, and my doctor prescribed a round of antibiotics to knock it out. But itís something to be aware of in the boat yard, especially if itís sandy soil or brushy, in the backyard, and even going out to the mailbox.
Stay safe out there!

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT

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Response Posted - 03/31/2024 :  12:07:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would inform the boatyard management. I know I pay stupid money to grace their premises so maybe a little pest control wouldn't be out of the question. Can't hurt to try.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound


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Voyager
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Response Posted - 03/31/2024 :  20:26:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You know Scott, they actually raised the rates here by a couple of hundred dollars this year, so I donít mind demanding a little customer service!

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT
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