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    davidfox is offline Registered User
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    Default Shotley Sharing - Hull Cleaner

    I am seriously considering not antifouling this year, I have more than plenty still on, and whilst it may not have any copper (or whatever it is thats in it) left to leach out, I am tempted to buy one of these hull cleaning devices. I saw the thread on coke bottles and plastic garden netting etc, but this looks a bit more effective. The only problem is the price which at 200 plus, seems very expensive for what it is. I would probably use it say 3 or 4 times a season. but what if 4 or 5 of us in Shotley were to buy one between us, stored in a locker on a central boat? any mileage in that?

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    A great plan David, but I have just left Shotley. Let us know if you go ahead and how well it works !

    Alan
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    3 of us at Levington have done that.We bought ours with the discount from Foxs.2 have Coppercoat and use the harder sponge.I have soft antifoul and use the softer sponge.We have all used it several times and think it is worth the money.After one season there is still plenty of life in the sponges.Be careful not to get it stuck between the propshaft and P bracket if you have a traditional shaft.

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    How do you do the keel?

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    It has a very long 3 piece handle and one section is cranked.If the wind is off your berth you can get it right down to do the keel.(fin)How you would do between twin keels I have no idea.

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    Dang, I thought you were all sharing a local scrubber.

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    Great idea.......

    Any peeps in Bradwell fancy doing this?
    Yacht: French Connection / Jeanneau 37

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianqv View Post
    Great idea.......

    Any peeps in Bradwell fancy doing this?
    No, she lives miles away in Tillingham, and is ugly as sin.
    Aren't you supposed to be Apres Skiing at the moment?

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    I'm back from the Alps!!

    There's all sorts that go on in Tillingham!! (esp that Tango band!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn4-7Ew9Kek )
    Yacht: French Connection / Jeanneau 37

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianqv View Post
    Great idea.......

    Any peeps in Bradwell fancy doing this?
    I don't usually feel that a dirty bottom is an issue but I'd be happy to go it try. If I could make an anode last more than one season then saving a lift out would more than pay for it. Could I fit two shaft anodes?
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