Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    9,574

    Default Time for us bilge keelers to give up antifoul

    I have not used antifoul on the slug for two years

    it is a bilge keeler on a drying mooring

    I really see no reason to use anti-foul ever again on a bilge keeler that can be run aground so easily

    it saves money and it is better for the environment

    here is what it looks like



    I think that some people could save themselves 70 a year - but they would be depriving themselves of the pleasure of that perfectly even colour on the hull

    yours

    the salty green warrior

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    25,422

    Default

    Welcome to the club Dylan. I do a/f occasionally but not often. It used to br every other year but even that's too often now.
    Boaty junk clogging up your shed or lockers? Chuck it in http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Marinaskip

    Want a used bike, spares or repairs in Staffordshire? Visit http://back2bikes.org.uk/

  3. #3
    VicMallows is online now Registered User
    Location : Emsworth, Chichester Hbr, UK
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    3,339

    Default

    Try leaving it on a drying mooring in Chichester Harbour next time!....you might find the cleaning off somewhat more arduous (unlikely to be able to walk out to the mooring either!)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    9,574

    Default shingle beaches

    Quote Originally Posted by VicMallows View Post
    Try leaving it on a drying mooring in Chichester Harbour next time!....you might find the cleaning off somewhat more arduous (unlikely to be able to walk out to the mooring either!)

    but you have some wonderful shingle beaches

    would it be such a terrible burden to beach it twice a year for a quickie

    D
    Last edited by dylanwinter; 19-03-12 at 20:44.

  5. #5
    VicMallows is online now Registered User
    Location : Emsworth, Chichester Hbr, UK
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    3,339

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dylanwinter View Post

    would it be such a terrible burden to beach it twice a year for a quickie
    Done that nearly every year at East Head for 25years. Even when antifouled the year before it takes at least one tide of real hard labour to clean off. If then for some reason you can't do the antifouling for a month or so you have to start all over again

    Vic (Sadler29)

  6. #6

    Default

    I just drop down our creek onto the beach, wait for the tide to drop and have a day there.
    Just wish it had been planned last time!

  7. #7
    Lakesailor's Avatar
    Lakesailor is offline Registered User
    Location : A North Country Lake
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    28,100

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dylanwinter View Post
    beach it twice a year for a quickie

    D
    Video please.

  8. #8
    Babylon's Avatar
    Babylon is offline Registered User
    Location : Oxfordshire / Solent
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,634

    Default

    Just think of how much time, and detergent, you're already saving by not washing those mugs!

    Beautiful video Dylan, makes me want to spend some time on the East Coast.



    PS What do long-keelers do? Fit yacht-legs?
    Last edited by Babylon; 20-03-12 at 08:05.

  9. #9
    catmandoo's Avatar
    catmandoo is offline Registered User
    Location : The Earth but normally in the place of the high stream some where in Perthshire
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,634

    Default

    Watched a few of your U -Tube shots - fantastic .

  10. #10

    Talking

    How about an upside down car wash, you could sail trough and get your hull cleaned.............
    Dragon's den her I come!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •