We have been reading comments posted on YBW about SCM and our main concern is the amount of growth and I quote a posting
from January 2012
'they do get a lot of mozzies in the summer months due to close proximity of rice fields, but local authorities have been working hard to keep them down but spraying via small planes. For me the biggest bug bear is the huge growth on our hull
. Every time I visit my boat it needs lifting and power washing
before we can use it! It's because the marina is in the mouth of the river Ebre and the water is teaming with life, the area has been breeding mussels for many years and they migrate everywhere including your rudder
and props. It can take only a few weeks before the boat cannot be used until lifted again!'
Another poster says 'Fouling is a problem! Although we find that the hull
its self is not to bad just a bit green at the water line, the prop gets heavily fouled to the point that my folding prop doesnít open, Iíve struggled out to the lagoon
and then gone over the side with the scrapper. Now if Iím leaving the boat for any time I swim down and bag it.'
Has anyone else experienced this problem?