Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Waterline weed

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    South Devon
    Posts
    124

    Default Waterline weed

    Good day ladies and gents. I have Coppercoated my boat but regardless of burnishing the Coppercoat occasionally I still get waterline weed, can I antifoul on top of the coppercoat down from the waterline about 4 inches. Will it stay on and be effective?
    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bradwell and Leigh-on-Sea
    Posts
    14,491

    Default Re: Waterline weed

    Either brush it off or go for a good sail. Weed on the waterline won't be stopped by antifoul.
    Not all who wander are lost

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    On the Celtic Fringe
    Posts
    14,336

    Default Re: Waterline weed

    Quote Originally Posted by MoodySabre View Post
    Either brush it off or go for a good sail. Weed on the waterline won't be stopped by antifoul.
    What MoodySaber says, go sailing.
    Cynical Scottish very nearly retired engineer who sails a Gib'Sea 96.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    London
    Posts
    6,487

    Default Re: Waterline weed

    If it is just the waterline a quick rub with a scrubbing brush will get rid of it. If it covers the hull lower down then that might need a lift out

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Southminster, essex
    Posts
    9,433

    Default Re: Waterline weed

    I get the same and it get to 8 inches long in as little as 3 weeks. Comes off easily with a stiff brush but copper coat really needs a start of season and a mid season jet wash if you want to keep the hull clean
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Brightlingsea, Essex
    Posts
    986

    Default Re: Waterline weed

    We scrubbed 2 weeks ago and already have a fearsome amount of green waterline weed/beard. CuPro antifoul. I think it's just to be expected at this time of year and in this weather regardless of which antifoul you use.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    22,866

    Default Re: Waterline weed

    I've been feeding the weed with Hempel Tiger and had an impressive fringe this week. I had a go at it with a scouring pad on a pole. A brush wouldn't have touched it.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    6,922

    Default Re: Waterline weed

    I recollect that the ‘father of modern ecology’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._Evelyn_Hutchinson) once said that ‘life is a function of interfaces’ (I paraphrase) and on waterline fouling I console myself with the thought that he was right.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    1,708

    Default Re: Waterline weed

    Same here, a fringe of weed along the waterline. Not due to a lack of sailing, as you might suspect, we have clocked up 2200 nm so far. Last year we had the same, with a similar mileage. Iím beginning to wonder whether the active ingrediŽnt in Micron gets washed out after a certain number of miles. After our trip, when the boat gets used less, the weed starts to grow fast. The rest of the hull only has some slime. Next season the waterline will get an extra layer of AF.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Wetherby
    Posts
    1,319

    Default Re: Waterline weed

    Ooops - just started a similar thread. I have just pressure washed the weed from around my waterline - worked a treat - no scrubbing and no wet and weedy brush to sort out. She was afloat alongside a ponton at the time.
    Do everyone a favour - Smile !

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

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
  •  

Latest YBW News

Find Boats For Sale

to
to