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  • #767

    Chris D
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    One of the dreaded jobs we undertake every year, planning ahead which make do people recommend for the Teign?

    #833
    Alan Madams
    Alan Madams
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    I would like to know as well please!

    #835

    Chris D
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    Well last year I used Seago and wasn’t as effective as I’d hoped, this year I’ve used EU45 antifoul, now my boat is on a deep water mooring, and there is quite a bit of growth round the waterline but I’ll wait till it comes out in a few weeks to see the bottom. Mate of mine that has his boat by the club house on a drying mooring also used EU45 and his boat is clean, there has been lots of discussions on other forums but was hoping for a bit of local knowledge.

    #836
    Paul_H
    Paul_H
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    Hi Chris,

    How do you deal with the growth around the waterline? I have it on my boat but it’s too close to the main hull for scraping, without doing some damage. I’ve tried using a deck brush, but it’s hard to shift.

    Paul

    #838

    Chris D
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    Hi Paul

    Well I first used a standard nylon broom but that was no good mind you it was soft so I use that for cleaning the deck down with, since then I’ve used a stiff broom not the nylon bristle type, not too stiff like a garden broom but firm about £3 from the range, I’m too tight to buy the proper scraper thingy.

    #884

    Chris D
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    Well pulled the boat out this weekend, a lot more growth on the underside and much more barnacles than last year, so even though the EU45 stuff has a higher copper content wasn’t as effective as I hoped.

    Most of the stuff came off with a good jet wash but still had the little blighters attached.

    Uploaded a couple of shots, not the best quality but best I could get.

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