Originally Posted by BlueWaterSail
Hello all, I left the dinghy
in the water
alongside too long and barnacles
took hold. Took it out, scraped, but still have lots of very sharp remains stuck to the underside.
Any advice on how to remove these effectively with minimum damage to the vinyl (and my fingers)?
I assume you can obtain either Barnacle Buster or Rydlyme in Hawaii
. In either case, upend your dighy on the hard
, cover the bottom with old towels or rags, thoroughly saturate the rags/towels with a solution of Barnacle Buster or Rydlyme--i.e.sopping wet!--and completely cover/seal the rags/towels with black plastic such as split 45 gallon trash can liners. Allow these to sit for several hours or, ideally, overnight. It may take several soakings with the solution but the barnacles will disolve without any damage to the fabric
. (Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.)