beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince - Page 2 - SailNet Community
 16Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 53 Old 07-31-2018
Administrator
 
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: London!
Posts: 5,963
Thanks: 60
Thanked 272 Times in 245 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Dock
Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince

Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryL View Post
Hey,

A friend and I split the cost of a Hoohak and we will share it.

I'm in Amsterdam and hadn't thought of that.


wymbly1971 likes this.

Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


People can say they want freedom, but offer them the keys to what chains them, a map to where they want to go,
And they'll turn it down for the cell they know
MarkofSeaLife is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 53 Old 07-31-2018
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Bahamas
Posts: 3,211
Thanks: 3
Thanked 122 Times in 120 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince

Quote:
Originally Posted by capta View Post
That sounds like an incredibly dangerous setup. There is a very good reason that noncommercial hookas do not use hoses longer than 30 feet. Unless you are a certified diver I would recommend that you do not use that 75' setup until you have your diving certification. But hey, it is your life!
75 gets me around the boat without resetting.
MarkofSeaLife likes this.
RegisteredUser is online now  
post #13 of 53 Old 07-31-2018
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere south of civilization
Posts: 6,939
Thanks: 135
Thanked 365 Times in 353 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince

Quote:
Originally Posted by RegisteredUser View Post
75 gets me around the boat without resetting.
So does 30' from amidships, unless your boat is over 60 feet.
CVAT likes this.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

facebook.com/svskippingstone
capta is offline  
 
post #14 of 53 Old 07-31-2018
Senior Member
 
Guyfromthenorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Northshore of Huron
Posts: 482
Thanks: 259
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazerbrains View Post
That is a good idea - how do you attach the scraper to the pole, though?
Not sure how they were attaching it, but I would use black electrical tape with a decent amount of turns on it. We use it all the time at work (in field and around aircraft). If you stretch it when you apply it the tape tries to shrink and hangs on incredibly strong.

Some youtube videos, nothing fancy


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Guyfromthenorth is online now  
post #15 of 53 Old 07-31-2018
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 371
Thanks: 5
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince

My marina has a long pole with an 18 inch brush/scraper and a small fender zip tied under it. So you just shove it under the water and the buoyancy from the fender keeps it pressed tight to the hull, you only have to use force to get it down. The pole itself is a long piece of 1.5 inch pvc and various fittings and such at the end for the other bits.
wymbly1971 likes this.

Last edited by tschmidty; 07-31-2018 at 01:12 PM. Reason: inch not foot
tschmidty is offline  
post #16 of 53 Old 07-31-2018
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Bahamas
Posts: 3,211
Thanks: 3
Thanked 122 Times in 120 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince

Quote:
Originally Posted by capta View Post
So does 30' from amidships, unless your boat is over 60 feet.
Its 12 volt and will sit at the bottom of the companionway. The leads are 6 ft.

I well understand you do not like my 75 ft hose.
RegisteredUser is online now  
post #17 of 53 Old 07-31-2018
Administrator
 
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: London!
Posts: 5,963
Thanks: 60
Thanked 272 Times in 245 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Dock
Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince

Even the forums biggest idiot knows the difference between 75 feet down and 75 feet un-down.



.
colemj, denverd0n and SchockT like this.

Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


People can say they want freedom, but offer them the keys to what chains them, a map to where they want to go,
And they'll turn it down for the cell they know
MarkofSeaLife is offline  
post #18 of 53 Old 07-31-2018
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere south of civilization
Posts: 6,939
Thanks: 135
Thanked 365 Times in 353 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince

Quote:
Originally Posted by tschmidty View Post
My marina has a long pole with an 18 inch brush/scraper and a small fender zip tied under it. So you just shove it under the water and the buoyancy from the fender keeps it pressed tight to the hull, you only have to use force to get it down. The pole itself is a long piece of 1.5 inch pvc and various fittings and such at the end for the other bits.
If only it was that easy to clean the bottom of a boat! rotflmao
Never mind the running gear.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

facebook.com/svskippingstone
capta is offline  
post #19 of 53 Old 07-31-2018
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere south of civilization
Posts: 6,939
Thanks: 135
Thanked 365 Times in 353 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
Even the forums biggest idiot knows the difference between 75 feet down and 75 feet un-down.
Human nature being what it is, do you honestly think if someone has the ability (and no depth gauge) to go down beyond 30 feet, that sooner or later they won't? What if they dropped something in 45 feet of water? Wouldn't most uneducated (diving related) chance it?
That is why the reputable hooka manufacturers only sell 30' hoses with their rigs.
MarkofSeaLife likes this.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

facebook.com/svskippingstone
capta is offline  
post #20 of 53 Old 07-31-2018
Administrator
 
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: London!
Posts: 5,963
Thanks: 60
Thanked 272 Times in 245 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Dock
Re: beathing apparatus for or bottom maintenaince

Quote:
Originally Posted by capta View Post
Human nature being what it is, do you honestly think if someone has the ability (and no depth gauge) to go down beyond 30 feet, that sooner or later they won't? What if they dropped something in 45 feet of water? Wouldn't most uneducated (diving related) chance it?
That is why the reputable hooka manufacturers only sell 30' hoses with their rigs.

I read between the lines of the original post.... I think he says his health precludes breath holding. So I gather he would stick to the surface.
As instruction on anything says: for intended use only. One should blow their nose with a tissue not shove the whole box up.



I did wonder if his health is that bad it's probably better to hire someone to do it.
denverd0n likes this.

Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


People can say they want freedom, but offer them the keys to what chains them, a map to where they want to go,
And they'll turn it down for the cell they know
MarkofSeaLife is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottom paint - soft bottom inflatable Maine_bill Gear & Maintenance 6 03-15-2015 03:03 PM
Apparatus for moving rain water in to boat with vent feature steel Gear & Maintenance 4 09-01-2012 03:18 PM
Bottom Paint for Trailerables stretch63 General Discussion (sailing related) 4 01-26-2001 09:23 AM
To Paint bottom or not? rightlife Gear & Maintenance 0 01-02-2001 08:40 PM
Bottom Paint for Racing dwyergreen Gear & Maintenance 6 01-01-2001 04:41 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome