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Old 06-11-2010, 16:58   #16
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I changed the anode on my Volvo underwater and had to pull the prop. Being very careful and securing each item as I took it off, I lost nothing and had no problem. Needed to use a gear puller to get the prop off first though.
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At $300 per gallon and you guys feel you need to help?

Hmmmmm.

I knock the barnicles off. Thats all. Keep the prop and rudder barings clean but the rest can be as is. I'm not racing so the last 1/2 knot doesnt matter.

By the end of your 6 month haulout wouldnt any growth be dead and just fall off when you splash?




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I knock the barnicles off. Thats all. Keep the prop and rudder barings clean but the rest can be as is. I'm not racing so the last 1/2 knot doesnt matter.
Always amazed by sailors who claim to care so little about boat speed, handling, fuel consumption and carbon emissions that they can't even be bothered to keep their boat bottoms clean. What they are really saying is that they are too cheap to perform the normal regular maintenance that keeps a boat performing the way it was designed to.
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But the whole idea of an ablative paint is that water action is meant to keep it clean.

You sound like my Mum.
When she got older she got a cleaner to come in every Tuesday.
Mum spent all Monday cleaning the appartment so the cleaner wouldn't be disgusted.





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But the whole idea of an ablative paint is that water action is meant to keep it clean.
So you keep your boat moving 24/7/365? Because that's what it would take for any paint to even come close to your expectations.The reality is that anti fouling paints simply retard growth, not eliminate it. Especially in regions that experience moderate to high fouling. But you already know this since you apparently have to scrape off barnacles on a regular basis.

But hey, if sailing a boat with a foul bottom is OK with you, knock youself out. But don't kid yourself that boat speed is the only thing it costs you. And BTW- my guess is that you lose lots more than 1/2 a knot. But whatever the actual number is, it represents a significant percentage of the speed your Beneteau 393 might otherwise be capable of.
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Always amazed by sailors who claim to care so little about boat speed, handling, fuel consumption and carbon emissions that they can't even be bothered to keep their boat bottoms clean. What they are really saying is that they are too cheap to perform the normal regular maintenance that keeps a boat performing the way it was designed to.
A. They probably would agree with you and not mind. Stranger is a boat with a chute, adjustable jib tracks, and extensive use of coring and high-tech materials... with a beard.

B. Are they towing a dingy?
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VC-17 here. Holds up very well to a pressure wash, though it needs the odd touch-up. Freshwater sailing.
I imagine a pressure wash would remove a lot of an ablative paint, but if the bottom is fouled, it's probably the right way to start. Then a light sanding & new bottom paint.

Dirtiest bottom ever?

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You should've been here a month ago. I was sailing in fleece, jacket, long underwear, gloves (the fuzzy ones) & a tuque.

Tuque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Hah! Not by a long shot. I see worse than that every single day. And sometimes I even clean 'em.

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You should've been here a month ago. I was sailing in fleece, jacket, long underwear, gloves (the fuzzy ones) & a tuque.
You need a socking warmer...

I just had to factor in another 1 day and 4 hours on my Trans Atlantic trip cos of my bottom. I need to reprovision. I'm thinking an extra cow and beer. No, I'll need extra chilli sauce too.


BTW When did 'beanies' give way to 'tuques'? Wheres the pom-pom?
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What ever happened tp good old 'red lead'? We used to slap a coat of it on during a tide change on a tide grid every spring. Lasted for a year in the PNW. Nobody died that I know of but probably wasn't that environmentally sound. By the way, beanies are american, touques are canadian (I think). If they have pom-poms, aren't they british?
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What ever happened tp good old 'red lead'? Nobody died that I know of but probably wasn't that environmentally sound.
Jeez, ya think?
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just a wild assed guess, fstbttms...
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BTW When did 'beanies' give way to 'tuques'? Wheres the pom-pom?
I think it's strictly a Canadian term. Whenever I use it around "foreigners" they don't know what I'm talking about (which is why I included the wiki link). The pom-poms started falling out of favour in the '80's sometime, maybe because they made it so easy for people to yank the hat off your head.

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Hah! Not by a long shot. I see worse than that every single day. And sometimes I even clean 'em.
Wow, those shots look like they're from a wreck!!
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Wow, those shots look like they're from a wreck!!
Nope. Just very typical fouling on neglected bottoms here in the Bay Area.
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After two months in a marina in the Indian River, FL I attempted to motor out into the ICW. At full power I was moving at about 1 kt. I moved past the ICW into a clear area and dropped the hook and went over the side. I thought somebody had stolen my propeller as there was only a solid "cheese round" shaped mass where the propeller should have been. It took an hour to chisel and scrap the growth off the bronze propeller alone. The rest of the hull was not so bad as it had good Petit Trinidad 75 paint on it.
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