Got a termite invasion on my boat yesterday.
Third time in the last 18 months.
Been getting read of the *******s in the past by sealing up the boat and using small "bombs", spray cans for local termite treatment in houses.
Usually I tripple the dose and it has worked in the past.
Last night I notcied a bunch of shedded wings all over the cabin.
All the cracked hatches and the companionway has fine meshed bug screens
and can only speculate the critters got in next to a thin cable I run from the prop-shaft and overboard with a zink fish. (to save the prop shaft zink anode)
Soo, back to home depot to get a six pack of bombs again.
Had the boat in the same spot for the last 13 years and never had a problem in the past.
The telltale signs, beside the shedded wings, are fine grained "sand" on the cabin sole: As they dig tunnels through the wood they sh!t out the sand particles and first time it happended I thought it was left over sand from beach excursions in the Bahamas. Cleaned it all up then noticed a few days later it was back..
The termites does not go after the teak and varnished wood, but rather the plywood on cabinets and doors, probably softer wood in some of the layers.
Easy enough to fix, inject som epoxy to get the strenght back, then sand and paint.
Also been epoxy coating any exposed surfaces to made entry hard, but impossible to do the whole interior without taking the boat apart.
Anybody else with the same experience and or different solutions..?