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by MartinBoy14012
Wed May 27, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ready For The Season
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Ready For The Season

Jhcox, The S&K screw on access adapters @ $2.00 each does a great job of solving the issues with the snap on covers. Otherwise, the bo9 price starts to add up when you customize them with cooling caps, tunnels, and access port adapters. This adds $7.00 to each gourd in addition to the cost of the go...
by MartinBoy14012
Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ready For The Season
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Ready For The Season

Update: even with the cold rainy weather we had, it’s going well here on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. The weather is great and I have 5 gourds with paired off birds, arranging their nest getting ready to lay eggs. The Martins seem plentiful around here as the 4 nearby cottages all have Martin...
by MartinBoy14012
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ready For The Season
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Ready For The Season

Good luck this season. Have you ever had martins before in that set up? The only reason I ask is that I started out with S&K gourds myself and tried them for many year, Big Bo's and Bo 9's. I never had any takers in them. In the beginning that is all I had on my gourd rack along side a T14. In the ...
by MartinBoy14012
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Ready For The Season
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Ready For The Season

Last week I was out at my cottage on the south shore of lake Ontario in New York for a few days. My scouts usually arrive around 5/10, however I feel they will arrive early. While I was out there I decide to set up my Deluxe 12 Grourd rack. The gourds are S&K Bo9's with tunnels, cooling caps, and sc...
by MartinBoy14012
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: While we wait
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: While we wait

.... Wow ,,,, I thought I was the only one still waiting for that first arrival... This time of year is nerve racking,, Sometimes the weather is not good this time of year, and the early Martins always come when you don’t expect them.. Good luck everyone... Were all in the same boat... Hurry up and...
by MartinBoy14012
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wet BO9 Gourds
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: Wet BO9 Gourds

I personally have found that the cooling caps (that cost very little and improves ventilation) along with the clinger tunnels allow for nice dry nests. Keith Thanks, Keith. I'm happy to hear that. I've ordered the vent caps that spin but am still waiting for them. Got a message this morning that my...
by MartinBoy14012
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wet BO9 Gourds
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: Wet BO9 Gourds

I use Bo 9's with tunnels (top edge silicone when assembled) and cooling caps. My gourds stay dry and I feel the cooling caps help prevent water from getting in through the square hanging holes.
by MartinBoy14012
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Advice needed on what to order
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Advice needed on what to order

I would assume that Troyer's tunnels fit both their horizontal and vertical gourds. It only makes sense from a manufacturing standpoint. The part number for the Conley ll tunnel is TTC. You may want to call Troyer at 800.872.0103 to confirm
by MartinBoy14012
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: The BO9’s Are Done!
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: The BO9’s Are Done!

Nice upgrade for the Bo 9's. I'm a beginner with 6 Bo 9's and the snap on covers are kind of a pain. Do the gourds hang straight with the extra weight on one side?
by MartinBoy14012
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 4036

Re: New Member Introduction

Welcome, Martinboy. Wow, you way up there against the Canadian border. Hope you get lots of martins. be patient though, it's quite a ways to get up there. We are on the south shore (USA) of Lake Ontario in New York. Canada is approx. 35 miles north across the lake and our martins start to arrive th...
by MartinBoy14012
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 4036

Re: New Member Introduction

Yes, I'm lucky that the area along the shoreline is already established. Now that I'm getting serious, I'll be able to assist in helping the martins thrive even more. With the new rack I installed last year, it was the first time I had a system that I could lower and do nest checks. It was amazing f...
by MartinBoy14012
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 4036

Re: New Member Introduction

Thanks for the warm welcome! The rack isn't as close to the tree as it looks in the picture. My site is only 50' wide so I installed the new pole in the same location as the original octagon house was. Not perfect but no concerns on my end. GFB, Thanks for the info regarding the NY Purple Martin Pro...
by MartinBoy14012
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 4036

Re: New Member Introduction

Here is a picture of my site. Plenty of insects to eat around the lake!
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by MartinBoy14012
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 4036

New Member Introduction

Hi Everyone, My first post to the forum and I look forward to the 2020 season! Back in 2013 I bought a small seasonal house on the southern Lake Ontario Shoreline in New York. There was a Heath aluminum octagon house on the site and several of the neighboring houses had martin houses on their proper...