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Old 19-03-2015, 04:06   #31
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Re: Barnacle removal without scraping

Thank you Bob! I will definitely try that!
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Old 19-03-2015, 05:09   #32
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I think you will be pleasantly surprised
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Old 19-03-2015, 05:12   #33
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One thing I should have mentioned earlier, make sure you use a good paint stirrer on the end of a drill, and give it heaps !!
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Old 19-03-2015, 08:49   #34
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A bunch of amateurs dumping bird antibiotics into the marine ecosystem. What could go wrong?
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Old 19-03-2015, 10:04   #35
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A bunch of amateurs dumping bird antibiotics into the marine ecosystem. What could go wrong?
I have to agree. A really bad idea. There is already a huge problem with antibiotic resistant bacteria that cause deadly diseases in people (like TB, and staph infections) and also antibiotic buildup in the environment. To contribute further to that problem in my opinion is highly irresponsible.
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Adding pharmaceuticals to anti fouling paint is as environmentally irresponsible and morally reprehensible as using tBt, IMHO.
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Old 19-03-2015, 11:37   #37
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i beach my boat solaris 42 every other month or so scrape and touch up my bottom paint .. makes for a great trip as 8 or 10 miles from my mooring ,, so far no flack from local officials but see it coming someday ,, they have figured out a away to screw every thing else up here in panama
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Old 21-03-2015, 13:22   #38
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I think you will be pleasantly surprised

Really bad ideas, tetracycline in the oceans now, or lakes and inland waterways, think please what happens to the end users.
That's all of Us.
Really guys!?🙈🙉🙊
Why not just use Submarine TBT, paint!!!
Because it kills Everything it contacts.👺💀



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Old 21-03-2015, 13:27   #39
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Adding pharmaceuticals to anti fouling paint is as environmentally irresponsible and morally reprehensible as using tBt, IMHO.

Thanks, for the TBT mention.
I was fighting a moron, trying to buy TBT based Submarine Paint on CL recently.
Total ass and irresponsible guy, building his own vessel, didn't care at all.
Till the USDA, got involved.
It a regulated Pesticide in Washington State.
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Old 24-05-2015, 09:50   #40
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Re: Barnacle removal without scraping

I thought this was an interesting topic, as it effects us all at one time or another. What I wasn't prepared for was all the bullying and name calling. Is there really any need to call people "Idiots" or "Morons"?

Oddly enough, it's the prolific posters that are the worst culprits, picking on those with far fewer posts like they are God's gift to all things boating. As it happens, despite being strident and rude, some of the attacks are pure nonsense. All means of removing growth from anti-fouling will result in poisons being released back into the water and some jurisdictions, e.g. Vancouver insist all run off from hull cleaning must be contained and dealt with appropriately, no matter how the hull was cleaned.

So, does asking a question in this forum necessitate running the gauntlet of bombastic know-it-alls or is this meant to be a community were we share knowledge like a group of adults? I'm confident the accusations of "idiot" and "moron" would be greatly diminished if these were face-to-face conversations, so why don't we just act as though they are.
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Old 24-05-2015, 10:20   #41
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There is a the paper on the net where a scientist used 10ml/l of ivermectin in antifoul paint with outstanding results. He warns that this research has not been approved and so does not encourage the use for environmental reasons. I recall farmers spending a fortune on chemicals to spray apples against black spot. Some smart aleck scientist discovered that milk did the same job. He was very quickly quietened.
It's hard to decide what is safe for the environment and what is good for business.
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Old 24-05-2015, 17:36   #42
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Re: Barnacle removal without scraping

Ive had the same experience with prickly replies on the forum but dont take it thar serious.
After all we dont have to read those replies do we. I just skim them over, take it ftom where it comes and move on to the next topic.
Must say I too am getting reluctant to post replies lately and you are right that it should be more of a pleasure.
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If available a couple of weeks up a river in fresh water will clear lots of growth. Salt water stuff 'abandons ship'
And your zincs are probably toast (inactive).
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I installed a Ultrasonitec Quad system a couple of months ago.
The boat sat at the dock not used until yesterday.
We sailed to the San Juan's where we are now anchored.

The three year old Micron Extra bottom paint is absolutely clean.

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Does it work on a steel hull? Thanks
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