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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
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Re: Who dives on their own Boat?
Good points on safety for the general public. And yet there is no end to the ways both careful and careless people make their exit from this green earth. The threat level of holding my breath for a little while underwater to change a zinc is so low on my particular scale of concerns that it is trivial. Besides being fit, I grew up surfing and have a lifetime of water experience that is far, far, far more hazardous than replacing the zinc on Aeolus! Anyway, good points for general safety.
I'm reminded of the perhaps apocryphal story of my running hero Emil Zatopek training in Czechoslovokia by taking a deep breath and running down the tree-lined country road until he passed out. When he woke, he would count the trees to see how far he had gone to see how fit he was. Easy to dismiss this outright, but don't. His training techniques are legendary to this day. He would run over a marathon distance of 400 or 800 meter repeats, fast, every day when actively training!
Anyway, and yes, ablative paint scrubbing is illegal in WA, but so are a few other things that are commonplace practices. With decent paint, our growth here is pedestrian and cruisers don't need to scrub.
Bainbridge Island, WA
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