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Still hope u make the Middle sea race next year.
We're working on the logostics for it...I already have the radar...and we're doing a total overhaul this winter in prep for that..looks like this year we will do it..It's one of the reasons I made my boat...

I do count on your help, ok??
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Why do you need a radar for the middle sea race?
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Not for the race....to get there from Portugal...especially going into Gibraltar..

Once there it comes off..
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Do you have to dive if your draft is only 18 inches?

I wipe my bottom with a sponge while standing next to the boat.

Guys, don't go there, keep the thread on topic
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Understand, It can sit in my garage for the race if you like....and any other stuff you want to unload during the race.
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Chuckles... you set yourself up... I'm surprised Hog hasn't nailed you for that...
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Do you have to dive if your draft is only 18 inches?

I wipe my bottom with a sponge while standing next to the boat.

Guys, don't go there, keep the thread on topic
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The method Gui proposes works well and it does clean the keel. In fact, there's a commercial product that does the same thing (EZ Diver, or something).

The negative is that it takes two people and is a bit cumbersome. I like the Dri Diver because I can do it myself or, if we're prepping the boat to race, hand it off to a newbie crew who may not know how to rig the boat.

As for the keel issue - for me the keel does not accumulate growth nearly as quickly as hull nearer the waterline and along the rudder. I can clean my transom hung rudder with the deck brush and the rest of the hull with the Dri Diver. For the keel, it takes getting in the water, but a scrub every six weeks or so keeps it pretty slick. I can clean my keel by free diving.

Gui's Penguin paint may be a good paint. I've seen videos of Penguins and it looks like they move through the water very well. I had no idea Gui painted them though... Seriously - bottom paint behaves differently in different regions, so I'll say again, go with what the majority of the successful racers in your area are using.
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