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Old 25-11-2015, 17:28   #1
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Hull Scrubbing From Dinghy

My marina does not allow any hull scrubbing so here is how I clean things up.

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Old 25-11-2015, 18:36   #2
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Re: Hull Scrubbing From Dinghy

I don't get the point. Your marina doesn't allow you to do this in your slip so you go somewhere, anchor, and do it at anchor?
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I don't get the point. Your marina doesn't allow you to do this in your slip so you go somewhere, anchor, and do it at anchor?
Don't you clean your boat.?

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Old 25-11-2015, 18:46   #4
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Re: Hull Scrubbing From Dinghy

Jim: Precisely. I have gone as little as 300 feet away from the marina entrance to do this.

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Excellent! Now that Panope is clean, can you stop down to PL and do Idora? Just kidding, I kept waiting for you to fall in as a punch line.:-)
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Re: Hull Scrubbing From Dinghy

Do many marinas in the States prohibit cleaning at the dock?

Then how does the Marina clean their own floating docks?

Personally, I prefer to take my boat out to a nice quiet anchorage and clean using scuba gear.
Fraction of the time and you can inspect everything
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Old 25-11-2015, 21:55   #7
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Re: Hull Scrubbing From Dinghy

Idora: Actually, I spent one night in the Ludlow marina last year and they did not have a problem with my scrubbing from the dock.

I spoke with my marina's manager and he said the mandate for no scrubbing came for the State of Washington. Seems that if a marina has haul-out facilities (and we do), the state says no scrubbing.

I asked about an exemption from the rule on the basis of my not having any poisonous paint. He was receptive to the idea but he figured a program would have to be created where a participant would first haul-out, then repaint the boat while management verifies the paint to be non-toxic. Then the participant would be have an identification mark and only boats so marked will be able to scrub.

This all seemed like a colossal bunch of bullshit so I did not pursue it.

I'll happily keep scrubbing from the dink.

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Old 25-11-2015, 22:02   #8
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Pelagic: I really don't know about other state's policies.

I've never seen any floating docks being cleaned. Generally, around here the below waterline dock material will grow a heavy covering of mussel that seems to stabilize in thickness and not need removal. Also, no dock structures that I am aware of has poison paint so cleaning would be more agreeable to the state if needed.

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Re: Hull Scrubbing From Dinghy

One problem with telescoping poles is they snag on and mess up your dinghy.
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Re: Hull Scrubbing From Dinghy

I just bought one of the new Rainman portable RO systems that uses a little 50 cc Honda engine to power the feed and HP pumps. One little feature of this is that I can take the Honda/HP pump section onto a dock or dinghy, and attach a pressure washer wand and have about 800-1000 psi portable sea water pressure washer. Can't wait to try it out.
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One problem with telescoping poles is they snag on and mess up your dinghy.
It is true that the plastic collars of the telescoping pole repeatedly impact the dinghy gunwale. The fact that this has no effect on this particular dinghy is a testament to its utility.

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Re: Hull Scrubbing From Dinghy

Its the same crazy rules over here you cant scrub in the marina so most people go over the the beautiful Abel Tasman national park and clean up over there leaving all there nastys on the beautiful golden sand.
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I just bought one of the new Rainman portable RO systems that uses a little 50 cc Honda engine to power the feed and HP pumps. One little feature of this is that I can take the Honda/HP pump section onto a dock or dinghy, and attach a pressure washer wand and have about 800-1000 psi portable sea water pressure washer. Can't wait to try it out.
If you did this, you would have no bottom paint left.
This is why divers do not use a pressure washer, and just use a soft cloth most of the time.
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