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Waveblade Hull Cleaner?

Looks like a Waterproof Fein Multi-Master. Priced about the same too. Not sure it would be any more effective than a putty knife, but I don't do it for a living. FstBttms?

https://www.waveblade.com/
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Looks like a Waterproof Fein Multi-Master. Priced about the same too. Not sure it would be any more effective than a putty knife, but I don't do it for a living. FstBttms?

https://www.waveblade.com/
I can't imagine it being much quicker or more effective than the 6" taping knife I use. Plus, if your hull is so foul that you need a battery-powered scraper to clean it, you need new paint far more than you need this thing.

The Waveblade people have contacted me 2 or 3 times over the years, trying to get me to become a dealer and even appear in a commercial for it. I've never bitten. It's a waste of money, IMHO.
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Re: Waveblade Hull Cleaner?

I bought one! it does work. after buying a S2 8.0B that had been in the water for three years without any cleaning. after the yard pressure wash the bottom, i scraped the barnacles but the feet still needed to be removed. I started with a grinder sander, did not like the results I was getting. So I ordered one.
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I bought one! it does work. after buying a S2 8.0B that had been in the water for three years without any cleaning. after the yard pressure wash the bottom, i scraped the barnacles but the feet still needed to be removed. I started with a grinder sander, did not like the results I was getting. So I ordered one.
OK, So, how well did it work? I.O.W. is it worth what you had to pay for it?
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Re: Waveblade Hull Cleaner?

there is a learning curve, but I just let it do the work and it works great. Not as messy as sanding and I feel faster and easier than using a hand scraper. It removed the barnacle feet without removing what paint was left on bottom. I'm glad I got it. Bought my at Jamestown Dist. for 299 with free shipping. they had to price match the wave blade company site. Jtown had it at 349, but now their site has it at 299
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go to my profile pics, I uploaded a few pics.
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