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Old 08-11-2010, 09:44   #1
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Northeast Bottom Fouling this Year

I was surprised to see the amount of bottom hard growth I had this year on haulout. The bottom of my wing keel and top of the rudder looked like it was a mussel farm and the amount on the shaft and prop was worst than last year by quite a bit.

Anyone else experience the same this year?

Maybe the anti-foul I used this year wased up to the job even though the sides looked pretty good.
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You don't have your bottom cleaned during the season? Sounds like you need to.
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In Maine the water temps were above normal, but still colder than Salem. Growth on our bottom was minimal - just a light coat of slime and a few small barnacles on the shaft. Using Micron Extra and Pettit zinc barnacle coat.
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Global Warming. America will sink beneith the waves next year.

Oh, and sun thingies that are screwing up GPS's... all the planes are going to fall out of the sky.

Isn't it funny that the environmentalists tell us all the coral reefs are going to die but you get more growth on your (Aussie) winged keel?

Its the Russians.
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Isn't it funny that the environmentalists tell us all the coral reefs are going to die but you get more growth on your (Aussie) winged keel?
So your point is that since boat hulls continue to become foul, the health of coral reefs is not in jeopardy? Wow- friggin' ponderous.
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I love my wing keel. Holds better than a CQR.
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So your point is that since boat hulls continue to become foul, the health of coral reefs is not in jeopardy? Wow- friggin' ponderous.


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Talk about a thread that just went wrong. Got 1 answer from someone in same area that went to the question. Got advise from the other side of the country. And started a werid tangent thought line.

So anyone else in ther NE haul their boat this year and have more/less fouling than in the past?
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Don:

I August my boat had been on the mooring here on Long Island for a few weeks while I did other stuff. When I got back I went down to check the prop. Yikes! Got some pictures here: THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: JUST SCRAPPING BY
The waters were warmer this year . It seems some of the marine critters enjoyed it as much as I did.
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Talk about a thread that just went wrong. Got 1 answer from someone in same area that went to the question. Got advise from the other side of the country. And started a werid tangent thought line.

So anyone else in ther NE haul their boat this year and have more/less fouling than in the past?
Hey Don,

Have pity on us--lot of ADD around here
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Same as always down here in southern New England, using Pettit Hydrocoat on the hull and Vivid on the skeg. Zero hard growth and slime needed wiping once a month starting in July.

You must have had a bad batch of bottom paint. Which one did you use?
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Spent the summer in New England with SeaHawk Cukote, and bottom was cleaner than usual when I hauled (paint was applied in Trinidad, and I spent the winter in the tropics).
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I will second your observation Don. I noticed it most on the prop and shaft and on the boot stripe. I thought it was because we did less sailing this year than usual and the boat sat on the mooring more.
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Sorry I couldn't offer more than a wise-ass remark. My slip is in a freshwater creek here in northeast New York, so I wound up with the same amount of slime as last year, nothing more. (Please note CQR at bottom of keel.)
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I launched a new hard bottom dink on July 1 without any bottom paint. We cruised (and used it) for 2 weeks and then weekend use till the end of July. August I took the boat out after only one month and it was extremely fouled including some hard growth. I cleaned it all up and applied bottom paint and relaunched it.

I hauled the dink out on Nov 2 - 4 months and there were a handful of smallish barnacles and no other fouling.

This was all in the western end of Long Island Sound. The boats hull look like it is fouled around the waterline. The transducer for the log was extremely fouled so I suspect the bottom will be as well. But the transducers had no anti fouling as it ablated off I suppose.

I don't haul till the spring so I won't know how this paint faired this past season till I get a peek in Spring 2011.
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