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Old 21-08-2015, 15:35   #61
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...as we now know that fstbttms is always right.
No, I'm not always right. There was that time I thought I'd made a mistake.
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Old 21-08-2015, 15:39   #62
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What's not subject to debate is whether it's acceptable, legally or morally, to add a chicken antibiotic to your bottom paint. This kind of idiocy does a disservice to all of us who care about the places we sail in (I do).
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Yeah. At least once.
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Old 21-08-2015, 19:15   #64
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What's not subject to debate is whether it's acceptable, legally or morally, to add a chicken antibiotic to your bottom paint. This kind of idiocy does a disservice to all of us who care about the places we sail in (I do).

Inasmuch as moldy bread lead to something of a miraculous breakthrough, who's to say what might improve bottom paint.


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Inasmuch as moldy bread lead to something of a miraculous breakthrough, who's to say what might improve bottom paint?
In light of this bit of brilliance, I feel the need to quote myself:

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A bunch of amateurs dumping bird antibiotics into the marine ecosystem. What could go wrong?
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Old 21-08-2015, 20:27   #66
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In light of this bit of brilliance, I feel the need to quote myself:

You do clean boat bottoms for a living?

The people I worked for battled many years against unleaded gasoline. It was in their interest not to change the formula.

I assume you can see where your interest in coming out against a better mousetrap might be questioned.



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You do clean boat bottoms for a living?

The people I worked for battled many years against unleaded gasoline. It was in their interest not to change the formula.

I assume you can see where your interest in coming out against a better mousetrap might be questioned.
Yeah, I'm real worried about some kitchen sink chemist putting me out of business by inventing something the multinational paint manufacturing corporations haven't been able to come up with yet.

Let me put it to you this way- next time your wife takes a bath, how 'bout you pour a vial of tetracycline into the water with her. That sound like a good idea to you, chief?
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Let me put it to you this way- next time your wife takes a bath, how 'bout you pour a vial of tetracycline into the water with her. That sound like a good idea to you, chief?
Actually, tetracycline wouldnt hurt her at all. Rather its used as an antibiotic for acne, UTI's and several other things. But I am enjoying this threads progress all the same.. Carry on
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Yeah, I'm real worried about some kitchen sink chemist putting me out of business by inventing something the multinational paint manufacturing corporations haven't been able to come up with yet.

Let me put it to you this way- next time your wife takes a bath, how 'bout you pour a vial of tetracycline into the water with her. That sound like a good idea to you, chief?

Many innovations have come from home workshops. Bill Gates comes to mind.

My lady picks her own bath oils. She really likes that purple sounding one.

Never had the "chief" title. I have had a few late da titles. Didn't mean much then. Doesn't now.
I assume you meant it respectfully?






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I. And have two of the Jaycar devices installed on a 40' steel boat.

For the past six weeks I have been anchored in Cairns harbour which is a notorious spot for fouling.

I have been a bit mystified as to why my April 2013 antifoul sti
still appears to be working so well.

This thread prompted me to check whether the gadgets I thought I had turned off were in fact so. One of them was on.

Maybe they do work.
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svfraidknot...Sorry to be off the subject a bit but I am in Mexico and there are no haul outs here within reason $$$$ How do you beach your sailboat to clean the bottom? I need to fix a thru hull! AND clean the varments off the prop and shaft...I may try the electronic approach...It is really bad here but a lot of oysters to go with the beer!
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My electronic system works well for Barnicles but that's about all. Its a diy kit from Jaycar and is available on line. You need some skills for this one. Also it uses power all the time.

Ive also occationally worked with the tide. I just went to a sandy beach during high tide anchor there. When the tide goes out the boat is laid down on its side and you have 5 hours to work before the tide returns.. and kifts the boat again

Wierd and rough I know but I had no option and it depends on your boat too. I have a shallow draft and that helps.
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Im on the other side of the world in Australia
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I'm in Oz too. Doesn't disqualify you from chipping in although some might think that because we're upsidedown.
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