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That's hard work. I clean my own hull twice a year. I've lost two of those cheap West Marine suction handles so far. Darn suction cups slowly unscrew and when you lose one, it pretty much makes the handle useless. What suction handle do you use fastbottoms?

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Cool. Is that your video Fastbottoms? If so, what did you use for a camera?

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Oh man! That looks like a toilet plunger mounted on PVC. Professionals usually figure out a better way to skin the cat. Is it bouyant, or do you load some weight in there to make it neutral?

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I drilled out the "arm" so that it would not be bouyant.
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Sashamon! Good choice..

My complete refit is taking completely too long!
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You had me scratching my head for a while, til it dawned on me that most people don't clean their bottoms themselves.
Did you edit out the part where you drop the screws for the zinc?
Da reggae makes that water look a lot warmer than it is in the bay area
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I need to do mine but what do you do if the water is almost impossible to see through? I may just hire the local guy as they do great work and they already have the gear. I always free dive under mine so that takes a good while when doing anything. I had hit a rock or thought I did once and had my friend help me set the anchor and jumped over the side with my goggles to inspect and it took a good 20 min just to do that lol Great video thats a good bit of work to do especially fighting the water all the time. Great job.


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