Itís now been a year since we put on a new coat of bottom paint
and Iím beginning to get some of the green algae growing mostly along the water
line, very little below that. Since Iím now an official scuba
Diver according to the PADI course taken last week, I plan to do the maintenance
myself. Can someone tell me what is the best tool or piece of carpet to get the somewhat persistent algae off the water
line, that wonít remove the antifouling paint
at the same time. I used a scraper for some of the few barnacles
that formed, and they came of easily without taking the paint
with them, but I donít want to use the scraper on the algae if I donít have to. Yesterday, I tried using a piece of shag type carpet, but the nylon ply wasnít effective except on the new growth algae, which was less dense. Should I look for a piece of carpet and be using the rougher burlap bottom side?
Most of the bottom was clean, which was a pleasant surprise.
Thanks in advance,