Our boat grew a three inch fur coat with tens of thousands of barnacles
in just three weeks. Ugh.
I've been using the cheap
stuff Cruiser Uno for the past couple of years off the clear waters of Sardinia with good anti foul results. But here in the nutrient rich, still waters off western Italy
, Eastern Italy
, Montenegro and now heading up into Croatia
, it looks like I need to come up with a different plan or product.
'Wondering why our boat was so sluggish earlier in the week, I dove down to find a complete mess on the underside. Nothing along the waterline or the keel
indicating an issue, all looked well from the surface, but it required three 45 minute dives using the hookah to scrape off all the barnacles
, white tubes and fur off the underside.
Any suggestions are welcome. More time is being spent in nutrient rich anchorages
. Is there a product that specifically targets the barnacles? Barnacles seem to be the big problem here.
Note: Our boat only remains in the water
for five to six months, then gets hauled out for the winter.