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You are misinterpreting my tone. I am not being sensitive or defensive. I am simply rebutting the points you made.

As far as your last point- I read your post in its entirety. But you flatly stated that the machine was not a sensible investment unless the user was so busy he couldn't take any more work without it, which is simply not the case.
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In the video the crud on the bottom of the boat mainly consisted of slime and goo, which any brush can easily remove, though I doubt that it would do this as well as that rotating brush. However, I wonder how it would fare on bay barnacles, which can be difficult to powerwash off the bottom when the boat is in the slings?

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I think it's pretty damn cool, Fast. Thanks for the video.

In the mean time, Minnewaska certainly seems to be gaining a reputation, eh?
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In the video the crud on the bottom of the boat mainly consisted of slime and goo, which any brush can easily remove, though I doubt that it would do this as well as that rotating brush. However, I wonder how it would fare on bay barnacles, which can be difficult to powerwash off the bottom when the boat is in the slings?
Any hard growth requiring a scraper when cleaning by hand, will (for the most part) still require a scraper when using the Remora.
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Re: The Future Of In-water Hull Cleaning

All I can say is I'd love to have that kind of visibility when doing that chore.

Just did our boat 2 weeks ago and couldn't see 4 inches.

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Please can we not squabble through yet another thread?? It's really getting old.
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Re: The Future Of In-water Hull Cleaning

Very cool! Kinda pricey. Didn't see any paint coming off in the vid. When I do mine with a piece of carpet, I can see clouds of paint coming off. 5 yr old Petit Trinidad Black. I do mine with scuba about every 4 months. Takes me a couple of hrs minimum, 35 ft boat. And, it's not easy, hanging on to the boat with the plunger doo dad. Pretty cool tool. Makes me wanna hang out my shingle. Thanks for the vid, Fst. Kevin
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Re: The Future Of In-water Hull Cleaning

Hate to tell you this, but it looks like you paid twice as much as was necessary. Google waterproof drill. See Nemo v2 $745.
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Hate to tell you this, but it looks like you paid twice as much as was necessary. Google waterproof drill. See Nemo v2 $745.
Do you honestly think you're showing me something I'm unaware of?

A drill motor (pneumatic, battery-powered or otherwise) operates at far too high a speed to gently clean anti fouling paint. Secondly, the Remora brushes were developed specifically to clean anti fouling paint. Thirdly, the Remora sucks itself to the hull. I could go on and on. Your Nemo drill can claim none of those critical attributes. The bottom line is that there is nothing else out there that hits all the right notes for hull cleaners.

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