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Old 09-04-2017, 03:18   #196
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Re: Barnacle removal without scraping

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Old 17-11-2019, 14:16   #197
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Re: Barnacle removal without scraping

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Answer: Yes.


-You have someone else scrape them; and then grind them to finish the job. Otherwise sand/soda/shell blasting.
Some of the most important to remove barnies, like around your swim gear and through-hulls, are mechanically wedged into place as well as cemented on. They will not come off with some magic sonic doo-dad. If someone believes that is true, then they probably also order charts with parallel longitude lines.


Shell gets cemented on, in some cases, with better adhesive strength than your gel-coat does to a secondary bond of the fiberglass layup of your hull.


In any case, scraping barnies is a tiny tiny little cleaning chore. It just doesn't take that long. Scraper on a stick, wide razor scraper for the waterline to get off the scum, and a hefty banger hand scraper for the rudder roots and other swim gear. Just do it.
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