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Old 09-10-2007, 12:00   #1
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Anyone board of having to scrub their boat annually, or maybe more frequently? a team from oxford university are trying to develop an in situe method, and need your help.

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Old 09-10-2007, 13:16   #2

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My opinion of Oxford has just plummeted.

Surely, this survey was created by their freshman Theater Club in preparation for a comic review?

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sorry to dissapoint you..

This is a very preliminary measure of intrest. Thank you if you have participated
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Old 09-10-2007, 15:27   #4
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I took the survey, FWIW. I was also relatively unimpressed with the questions, which were, in my opinion, rather vague and open to interpretation.
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Sorry Ben, the consensus of the group was the survey was weak if not pointless. It didn't really cover any of the issues well at all. Almost no one hauls every time they clean. I know one racer that does and he works at a boat yard so it's free for him and the boat isn't that big. Personally, I haul every other year to repaint and dive 8 times a year. The issue of bottom paint was missed totally in the survey. That means they didn't know anything about boats let alone salt water.

I'm more of the opinion the survey wasn't done by anyone from Oxford or even got drunk there.
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Old 09-10-2007, 23:18   #6
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It was a marketing study. They will dollarize the cost of current practices and see if their new-fangeld machine (yet to be invented probably) is worth investing in.

Really wasn't about boats.
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Doesn't ask any intelligent questions about cleaning. Seemed a waste of time to just read it, much less answer the poll.

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