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Old 23-01-2012, 09:28   #16
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Old 23-01-2012, 09:37   #17
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Now I'm thinking I can put a sweeping bend in the aluminum pool brush pole, slide a noodle down over the pole for flotation and upward pressure. I'll let you know how it works.
Are you going to get into the water and evaluate the quality of the job you did?
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Now I'm thinking I can put a sweeping bend in the aluminum pool brush pole, slide a noodle down over the pole for flotation and upward pressure. I'll let you know how it works.
Yep, you might have to tie wrap the noodle. Dont need more than a foot or two of the noodle I would guess. It aint gonna get it all but some...
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I'm biased of course, but cleaning a boat bottom from the dock (regardless of device used) is really a half-assed attempt to skirt proper boat maintenance. You are working blind and you will miss spots. There are many other reasons this is not an ideal bottom cleaning method but the most important is that you have almost no control over the amount of pressure you are applying to the scrubber (to say nothing of the coarseness of the cleaning media itself) and are almost certainly not going to be as gentle on the paint as you should be.
Gotta agree with you man.

On my boat at least you simply wouldn't be able to get the angles. Trying cleaning the outside of a wineglass with a popsicle stick, but only doing downward strokes from the top. You'll never be able to hit things like the very top of the keel, at least if you have a full bottom like I do.
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wetsuit, fins, and snorkel and a mask, along with scrub pads; that is what is going on Ubuntu .....
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Are you going to get into the water and evaluate the quality of the job you did?

I guess they didn't take the bait, but I guess you could put a Go-Pro on that stick and get a look that way.

Middle of winter, I'm not getting in the water either, and I'm not wanting to wear my drysuit for hull cleanings, I just got it back from having the neck and wrist seals replaced $200.
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Middle of winter, I'm not getting in the water either, and I'm not wanting to wear my drysuit for hull cleanings, I just got it back from having the neck and wrist seals replaced $200.
Water over 60 here now. Just about time to hang the drysuit up for the season.
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I'm biased of course, but cleaning a boat bottom from the dock (regardless of device used) is really a half-assed attempt to skirt proper boat maintenance. You are working blind and you will miss spots. There are many other reasons this is not an ideal bottom cleaning method but the most important is that you have almost no control over the amount of pressure you are applying to the scrubber (to say nothing of the coarseness of the cleaning media itself) and are almost certainly not going to be as gentle on the paint as you should be.
My thinking runs contrary to this. I use a yellow soft west marine brush that fits a standard handle to gently clean the waterline (mostly nearer the bow) midpoint between regular bottom cleanings.

In doing so I'm gently removing the algae at points of greatest build up and thereby making the bottom cleaners job easier - and sparing the paint from at least variable or worst excessive cleaning pressure being needed by the diver.

Done right more cleaning than less is a good thing.
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My thinking runs contrary to this. I use a yellow soft west marine brush that fits a standard handle to gently clean the waterline (mostly nearer the bow) midpoint between regular bottom cleanings.
Yes, but you are only cleaning the waterline and still using a diver to do the majority of the hull. My remarks were directed at those who use a pole-mounted brush to do entire cleanings.

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Done right more cleaning than less is a good thing.
You are preaching to the choir.
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Why not try a carpet steam cleaner on a long stick? Add some swimming pool noodles to float it. Might be patentable?


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Get a wetsuit and a BBQ scraper for the bigger stuff.
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