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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
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OK, two points from a professional hull cleaner's point of view:
1.- Scrapers of any kind (plastic, metal or otherwise) are not appropriate tools for everyday, all-over hull cleaning. Removing hard growth, yes. Cleaning the entire hull, no. Besides that, a scraper really doesn't "clean" the hull. Yes, it gets most everything, especially the big stuff. But is the bottom truly clean? No. At least not by my standards.
2.- If a scraper actually is required to clean your hull every time you clean it, you are not cleaning it frequently enough.
Hey, it's your dime and your bottom paint. But scrapers remove more paint than soft scrub pads or carpet, which is what you should be using, IMHO. I can't imagine my customer's reactions if they saw me going after their bottoms with a scraper.