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Re: How do you scrub your hull?
the zombi thread could use some regeneration:
Instead of a hooka, a simpler setup is a tank with a very long second stage hose. I find that a 50' hose is sufficient, I have a 40' boat. Tank lives onboard, you go in. It's a clean setup. I have a carabiner clip at my waist that keeps the hose tidy.
Instead of blowing the dosh on a fancy suction cup, an ordinary toilet plunger modified with a slightly bent bit of PVC works very well. Be sure to drill and install a lanyard on the outboard end of the handle, although I have still managed to lose the damn things lol
For scrubbing, the 3M Doodlebug, or WHITE scrub pad, is effective and gentle.
All this I learned from a very, um, controversial... forum patron, whose usual nick is something like FastBottoms, although the spelling varies fstbttms etc. Guy is a bottom cleaner in Calif and his advice has always been spot on if his patience with forumorons isn't. Fast Bottoms also has some video out, look on YouTube? Do a search on the sailing forums for the name, his posts should come up
and I have some "Bug Grabber" XS Scuba kevlar gloves, and those things are the absolute sh!t. The texture is such that you could actually just wear them and wipe light slime with your hand instead of using any sort of pad. And they don't block hand sensitivity too much so you can do fiddly things like change zincs.
and be damned sure to wear a hood and a suit of some sort. You really don't want that sh!t in your ears and on your body
Last edited by ad28; 05-10-2016 at 07:39 AM.