Originally Posted by bbowers2004
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