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Re: Two month Barnacle Growth PNW
I moore in Point Roberts, WA and in summer time if I leave my dinghy in the water even for a week, barnacles grow on it like crazy. I resorted to using inflated inner tube of a truck tire to rest my dinghy on. In the fall when I deflate and store my dinghy, i pull out the inner tube and it takes me an hour of scraping to remove just the crude stuff, while the white rings remain on it permanently...
I've seen a dinghy covered in thousands of barnacles over the summer period. On my boat painted with Micron CSC every two years and hauled for checkup and power wash every spring I only find barnacles on the propeller shaft and max prop blades.
Not sure how much less is the growth in the winter period.