Originally Posted by Harro
Thanks for the advice. 12v air compressor
dive snorkel is my plan B.
Sure thing, but I'm tellin ya, you don't need the compressor.... Although I'm trying to quit, I still burn a solid pack of cigarettes a day, ie I'm no breath holding champ
Start from the front (so the crap flows on the current
downstream away from you), get a metal or plastic paint
scraper 4 inches wide or so, and just go from the waterline to the lowest part, it takes a few seconds. Come back up, have a breath, move over 4 inches, and do the next one
Just be gentle...I've got coppercoat so it doesnt mind a bit of roughness, but if you don't maybe use a plastic scraper.
My boat is 53 feet long with a 6'7 draft
. Seems big, but the math says: 53 feet = 636 inches. Divided by a 4" scraper path down the side = 159. Times 2 for both sides. That's just over 300 scrapes for the bulk of it, then keel and propeller
, etc. If you do only 1 scrape a minute (it takes 10 seconds), it's only 5 hours work
. Much easier and quicker than drying out... What was my point... oh yeah, give it a go without compressor, you don't need to hold your breath but for 10 seconds at a time.
Here's a vid of my wife hitting the keel the other week:
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