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Old 03-06-2010, 12:26   #1
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Fewer Barnacles on My Anchor Rode ?

I've been laying on the hook for about a month in Boca Ciega Bay, FL and my 3/4" nylon anchor rode has grown to about 3" diameter with an ecosystem of it's own.

Does anyone know of a way to keep this from happening, or at least slowing the growth? (other than pulling it up, hoisting sail and not spending too much time on the hook)

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Old 03-06-2010, 12:48   #2
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Our all chain rode never had any growth on it. We never spent more than a month at any one anchorage, however. Got a feeling that anti-fouling your anchor line would cause more problems that it would solve.

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Run two rodes and alternate every couple of weeks and allow to air dry or soak in fresh water
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Old 06-06-2010, 20:24   #4
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Rope rodes grow stuff. It's a fact of life. All chain is zinc coated, barnacles usually don't grow so well on zinc.

I imagine it could be cleaned, but it may prove quite difficult.
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Old 06-06-2010, 20:47   #5
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I never saw a barnacle on my anchor chain, and it has been down for weeks at a time all around the world.
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