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Old 16-10-2013, 02:59   #31
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Re: anti fouling inbetween tides

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Asoo , I had read somewhere, you can never be too careful these days, so I wouldn't be crazy for jumping under the boat at the marina and check for fouling?
You actually have two advantages so probably don't need to jump in. Firstly at 26 ft in clear water you can probably see and reach most of your hull with that wooden scrubbing brush particularly the keels rudder and prop. Secondly the bit you can't reach is the hull between the keels and the inside of the keels, since it is darker under there, less weed grows.

A good scrub now, one just before you leave Portugal and another in the Canaries before the big off. Lobos Island just to the north of Fuerteventura has a well protected horseshoe bay apart from the south. There is absolutely nothing there other than a sandy beach, ideal for a spot of scrubbing. Watch the winds funnelling between the islands we had F2 go to F7 in about 90 seconds
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Re: anti fouling inbetween tides

Good to know, and thats excatly the plan! What do you mean wood scrubbing brush??

I am not going to say i'll make it to that particular beach, but we'll see when we get closer!!! lol
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Re: anti fouling inbetween tides

Wooden scrubbing brush, anything cheap and chearful as in bass broom or yard brush. Must be wood or you will get rust marks on the deck from steel handles etc. Chandlers sell expensive ones, hardware store probably cheaper.

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That was my first thought, but just making sure!
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