Originally Posted by BandB
I wouldn't go that far, but if it has wood coring, then I'd be more inclined to get it hauled and tented.
Originally Posted by Capt. Jon
It's a death nail! If there is coring the boats' toast!
Oh Jon don't be so gloomy!
Positive thoughts. Positive thoughts.
No the boats not dying. It's actually being brought back to life.
Also there is no need to have the boat out of the water for the spraying. There is no external timber and I can close the boat up with tape down 2 sliding windows, down back of 2 doors and over 2 engine room vents.
They also do tent the boats in the water. They are doing 165' boat next week!
So it is dry wood termites and they are a little harder to get rid of then Subterranean type. But they have small colonies so don't get through as much.
Have just spoken to the company that does the island and he said that when they come up for biannual work on the Island they will do the boat as well. For nothing
Very happy right now
He said it may take a couple of times but that they have done plenty and it's not an issue.
I will do this just before I leave for Europe so the boat will sit sealed for 6 days. He said the longer the better
I guess from this thread and the people I've now spoken with it is not uncommon at all in the lower areas of the US and down through the Islands.
Another way I can get rid of them is to heat the boat above a certain temperature, I think 125, and it will kill them as they can't survive above that.
So maybe I will do this as well!
Aghhh all is right with the world!