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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit Today, 09:31
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Haul-out, bottom paint, and zincs

Anodes that last that long are not doing their job. You aren't keeping your boat in fresh or brackish water by any chance are you?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit Today, 09:16
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Haul-out, bottom paint, and zincs

When it comes to fiberglass boats, you would have to try very hard to put too many anodes on your boat.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit Today, 08:42
Replies: 52
Views: 5,015
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Barnacle removal without scraping

Jeezus, how 'bout trying to be just a little bit environmentally responsible? :rolleyes:

Maybe I'll send a note to all the Santa Barbara hull cleaners, the Habor Manager and Harbor Patrol to be on...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit Today, 06:24
Replies: 52
Views: 5,015
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Barnacle removal without scraping

FYI- Ultrasonic systems do not eliminate the need for anti fouling paint. They are not effective enough to work without it, if indeed they work at all.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 25-05-2015, 08:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Docking BayArea

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) regulates marinas here and they have decreed that only 10% of any Bay Area marina's slips can be occupied by liveaboards.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 25-05-2015, 08:57
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Docking Bay Area

I assure you that is not the case.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 25-05-2015, 08:25
Replies: 437
Views: 91,902
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Autoprop ?

Yeah, that's great. Unless the screw breaks underwater, which is where it is likely to happen if the boat stays in year 'round, which most boats do.




As I mentioned before, every single other...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 25-05-2015, 07:09
Replies: 437
Views: 91,902
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Autoprop ?

I disagree with this sentiment. Have you ever broken one of those flimsy POS off in the hole? I have, more than once. Without exception, every single other prop in the world that requires screws to...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 24-05-2015, 20:22
Replies: 437
Views: 91,902
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Autoprop ?

Autoprop Anode Adapter | Islers Diving (http://islersdiving.com/autoprop-anode-adapter/)
Forum: Meets & Greets 23-05-2015, 21:41
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By fstbttms
Re: A LITTLE HELP IN THE BAY AREA?

Plus, you get what you pay for.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-05-2015, 21:14
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Anti fouling paint for running gear

Nothing works like regular cleanings by a diver 😛
Forum: Our Community 20-05-2015, 09:15
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By fstbttms
Re: PPG ABC3 bottom paint

The info about ABC3 link that GordMay provided seems to be inaccurate. Ablatives (like ABC3) can withstand prolonged exposure to air. Hard paints typically cannot.
Forum: Our Community 19-05-2015, 20:14
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By fstbttms
Re: PPG ABC3 bottom paint

Really? Name one.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 18-05-2015, 05:02
Replies: 4
For Sale: hookah dive outfit
Views: 483
Posted By fstbttms
Re: hookah dive outfit

Google returns no results for "dive pro hookah." Why can't you post a pic here? What's the big secret?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-05-2015, 14:59
Replies: 53
Views: 2,274
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Best color/colour Antifouling?

Carpet or a white Doodlebug pad.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-05-2015, 14:41
Replies: 53
Views: 2,274
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Best color/colour Antifouling?

Clearly you've never cleaned a boat bottom.

http://www.fotolode.com/images/fstbttms/Hull-cleaning/bugsondrysuit3.jpg
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 15-05-2015, 18:24
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By fstbttms
Re: How often between prop removal & inspections

I say it because of the prop installation I received from the manager of the largest propeller repair facility in Northern California.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 15-05-2015, 18:17
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By fstbttms
Re: How often between prop removal & inspections

Maybe (in your rush to demonstrate to us what an expert you are), you could manage to keep the discussion about pleasure craft and not naval warships, hmmm? :rolleyes:

Maybe you could describe a...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 15-05-2015, 17:37
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By fstbttms
Re: How often between prop removal & inspections

I repeat, never lubricate your prop bore or propeller shaft. It may be fine to do this in other applications, but anybody who tells you it's OK to do this on your boat is sadly misinformed.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 15-05-2015, 16:32
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By fstbttms
Re: How often between prop removal & inspections

Never grease your prop and/or shaft. They are not designed to have anything, including lubricant, placed between them. Further, your prop is not supposed to come off easily.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-05-2015, 08:48
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Over-Zincing. Any horor stories from too much protection?

What anti fouling paint was on the boat?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-05-2015, 08:40
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Over-Zincing. Any horor stories from too much protection?

While certainly not proof, I do see burn-back far more frequently with high copper hard paints than with other paints. Black Pettit Trinidad comes to mind. Can't ever remember seeing it with a white...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-05-2015, 08:00
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Over-Zincing. Any horor stories from too much protection?

I have seen many boats with unpainted thru-hulls that have no paint issues whatsoever. I am not enough of an expert to say why some boats will suffer burn-back and some won't. I suspect it has more...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-05-2015, 07:37
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Over-Zincing. Any horor stories from too much protection?

Over-zincing a fiberglass boat is not an issue, in my experience. When anti fouling paint suffers what we call "burn-back", it typically occurs because it is in contact with improperly primed metals,...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-05-2015, 20:47
Replies: 108
Views: 7,608
Posted By fstbttms
Re: My marina was supposed to wash my boat... Painted it too what would you do?

More importantly- have you worn out your quotation mark key yet? :rolleyes:
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