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Old 06-05-2010, 22:34   #16
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Careening and hoisting down by the masthead can expose prettymuch all of the bottom (one side at a time) at low tide and is a very efective way of getting to the bottom. Once there's fresh antifouling paint and if done often enough the brush and a few handfulls of sand in the persistant spots can prolong the haulout until it is time for more paint. Yeah, and check the zincs at the same time.
Puh-leez. The only way to properly clean a boat that is in the water is to clean it, in the water. Running gear, thru-hull, transducers, zincs etc.? Gonna get all of that by heeling the boat? I don't think so (nobody but you is talking about careening, BTW.) And abrading the paint with sand to clean it? They must have a different idea of what constitutes Best Management Practices in Vermont than we do here in California. Holy christ.
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Best management practices? Right! Another legislated piece of hoo hoo that tries to solve a problem by creating ten more. Sure, good for industry but what about the environment?

The op was asking about cleaning bottoms. Careening and (or) hoisting down is a fine way to do it. As for paint, get it done in a country that still sells the good stuff and you won't have to do it every year or two and you'll be doing the environment a huge favor. Do you really think paint manufacture, transport, hauling out, sanding, disposal, and the yet to be discovered problems associated with the "new" systems are better? Pleehuz!
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Best management practices? Right! Another legislated piece of hoo hoo that tries to solve a problem by creating ten more. Sure, good for industry but what about the environment?

The op was asking about cleaning bottoms. Careening and (or) hoisting down is a fine way to do it. As for paint, get it done in a country that still sells the good stuff and you won't have to do it every year or two and you'll be doing the environment a huge favor. Do you really think paint manufacture, transport, hauling out, sanding, disposal, and the yet to be discovered problems associated with the "new" systems are better? Pleehuz!
Virtually every single point made in this statement is fallacious.
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