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Old 21-03-2014, 13:03   #46
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Re: Cleaning Copper Cladding

Originally Posted by a64pilot View Post
Doing archeological dives on ship wrecks from the late 1700's etc., often one of the only things left is sections of the copper sheeting. so apparently it lasts a long time in salt water.
Oh, I agree. Aside from the pockmarks left by the barnacles, mine doesn't seem to be deteriorating at all. What I initially questioned was why a pure copper cladding would actually attract more barnacles then a steel hull that was treated with a bottom paint whose main "antifouling" ingredient is, you guessed it, copper.

I hope I don't come off as excessively anal about this barnacle business, but I've seen first hand what they can do to my boat's handling at slow speed, and I hope to never see it again.


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Old 21-03-2014, 14:25   #47
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Re: Cleaning Copper Cladding

I dont know where salt is on the acid/alkaline scale compared with baking Soda... but I've found that it takes a helluva lot of Baking soda to neutralize muriatic acid. I though you could just dump some in and all would be good! Ha..

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