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Old 29-08-2011, 09:56   #16
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Re: Made a Little Video On How to Clean a Fouled Hull

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Very informative. Thanks for posting. I need to rethink my dislike for those tinted masks.
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The other thing that's tricky with my mask is the black skirt, so it really shuts out the light when you add that onto the tinted lens. If I'm doing a long kickout staring into the sun on my back it's a blessing as my eyes are really sensitive to light (I always have sun glasses on). It's not for everyone but I've gotten used to it and for the amount of time I spend on the surface I'm good with it.
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Old 29-08-2011, 10:21   #17
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Re: Made a Little Video On How to Clean a Fouled Hull

Great video!

Nicely done


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Old 29-08-2011, 11:40   #18
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Re: Made a Little Video On How to Clean a Fouled Hull

Another good point.I too use a mask with a black skirt, but for a very different reason. It has to do with students looking at snot in my mask while they should be listening to me....so I use a black mask....
My face was plenty sunburned in Cayman this spring. We did the 600 yard swim on our backs out to the north wall 10 times. At 225 feet, we wanted a clear lens, but I'm going to get a tinted mask and try it.
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Old 30-08-2011, 16:13   #19
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Re: Made a Little Video On How to Clean a Fouled Hull

I think I will use an oak stick fashioned into a putty knife shape.
So it looks like the bottom growth is not well attached.
If you scrape off a hull with zero bottom paint does it come off hard, moderate or easy?
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Old 30-08-2011, 17:37   #20
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I think I will use an oak stick fashioned into a putty knife shape.
So it looks like the bottom growth is not well attached.
If you scrape off a hull with zero bottom paint does it come off hard, moderate or easy?
Depends on how long it's had to grow on there. The more frequently you do it the easier it is. Theoretically you would never need to use bottom paint if you went down there frequently enough and kept knocking things off faster than they can grow.

It didn't show in the video, but there can be some harden growths that (in these waters) are about the size of a quarter and require a minute or two per critter to bust loose. If you had a few hundred of them on your hull, things could be problematic.
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Before anyone says as much, and I mentioned it in the video, this is not how to clean a hull that has a nice coat of ablative paint. This is cleaning a fouled bottom that hasn't been seen in several months with a 3+ years paint job. If you skip ahead to 4:23 seconds you'll get to where I jump in. I thought this might be helpful for anyone who's planning on doing their own bottom work.

Ask your paint manufacturer for their recommended schedule and technique for maintenance. Generally it's going to involve a gentle carpet wiping slime away.

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Just so you know I cant watch this in Canada due to copyrite issues perhaps the music?
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Re: Made a Little Video On How to Clean a Fouled Hull

NC USA, blocked. EMI copyright rights. Too bad, it sounded awesome.
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Re: Made a Little Video On How to Clean a Fouled Hull

Yea I got the same thing "This video contains content from EMI, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds." I really wanted to see it.
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Re: Made a Little Video On How to Clean a Fouled Hull

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Just so you know I cant watch this in Canada due to copyrite issues perhaps the music?
That's strange, I watched it in Vancouver, no issues.
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Re: Made a Little Video On How to Clean a Fouled Hull

"This video contains content from EMI, who has blocked in in your country on copyright grounds."
Hard to watch it.
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Re: Made a Little Video On How to Clean a Fouled Hull

post it again without the music as I cant see it either.
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Re: Made a Little Video On How to Clean a Fouled Hull

Just went to replay it for my wife & discovered the same issue others are having. Ah, EMI, no money, no honey.
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