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Old 11-17-2014   #1
 
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Rabbits!!!!

I store my rafts in the barn. Seemingly, I am also housing rabbits. This weekend, I noticed they ate the rubber out of my fishing net. Will they eat my hypalon raft?

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Old 11-17-2014   #2
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Not if you eat them first..... Wait till Feburry and shoot them with a bow. It takes a month or so of hard freeze to kill the parasites and fleas. Then once you skin them the trick is to freeze them in salt water for a few weeks. MMM better than chicken.
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We had a pet rabbit when I was a kid. We let it run around the house.....until we noticed it had stripped the wire insulation off the living room TV, console stereo, and lamp cords. Somehow we noticed it before anything shorted out or the house burned down. It was amazing how much insulation that rabbit ate and never got a shock. It did shock the hell out of my dad....literally.
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Rodents

Mice and the like love to make homes out of your boats!

Best bet is to store above ground (like a pallet rack in the garage, or in a camper) and out of the elements or where you know they might frequent.

Here's some info, in our Tips section, on storing your Hyside, both short term (in between trips during the season) and long term over the winter.

https://hyside.com/hyside-owners-manual/#store
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I store my rafts in the barn. Seemingly, I am also housing rabbits. This weekend, I noticed they ate the rubber out of my fishing net. Will they eat my hypalon raft?
Pro tip, add a couple beavers to the mix. Nothing adds years to a boat better then a tight roll and a barn full of vermin.
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Old 11-19-2014   #6
 
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Get yourself some picture wire..no more wabbits.
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Not if you eat them first..... Wait till Feburry and shoot them with a bow. It takes a month or so of hard freeze to kill the parasites and fleas. Then once you skin them the trick is to freeze them in salt water for a few weeks. MMM better than chicken.
That was awsome!
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I see some W. Nealy S&M River Supply gear coming into play here....
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Rabbits only eat poverty boats.
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Old 11-21-2014   #10
 
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We've had mice chew into a PVC cataraft and then through the baffle. Also paco pads. Luckily we blow up our boats every year before the first trip to test them out! Patching the baffle was a pain. Pretty sure it was glue-huffer trying to get deep into that chemical bliss after his lover got into the green stuff.

Since then, we've been storing everything in a mouse-proof enclosed trailer or a platform in the middle of a metal shed, with no vectors to climb or jump to it.
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