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Old 06 September 2014, 00:21   #11
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Thanks steve, rib out of water and pressure washed, came up well, no staining.
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Old 06 September 2014, 23:55   #12
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Hi guys, thanks for the replies, boat is now out of water pressure washed off, awaiting lifting eyes being fitted. will then be lifted in and out as often as I would like and not antfouled.
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Old 08 September 2014, 07:48   #13
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If you need to remove old anti-foul, i found hammerite thinners was very effective, although time consuming and a pretty nasty job.

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Old 08 September 2014, 08:21   #14
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Just don't.
I would not risk messing with that toxic paint. When you later think of scrapping it off you're in trouble.
Regarding hi pressure water, you are risking to unglue the whole sib.

My sib's in the water for 1 month. Then, before storing her, I use dishwash soap and changing frequently the dishrag (4-5 are enough). I use these to keep my nails:
http://www.comercialgalan.com/public...jos/267454.jpg
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Old 08 September 2014, 09:23   #15
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If you're only going to leave her in the water for 2 weeks at a time then I don't think it's worth it. Just polish the hull thoroughly (use one of the products designed for dry sailed race yachts) and that should minimise the amount of stuff that attaches itself to the hull. Wipe under the tubes as often as possible to ensure that nothing gets the opportunity to build up, fouling on there isn't very nice to deal with. Then just pressure wash when it comes out of the water and it should be fine.

If you do ever end up in a situation where you're seriously considering antifouling the boat, make sure that you do all the right prep work and do a good job. Our rib was antifouled terribly before we bought it and we ended up stripping it all off after the second season. WORST JOB EVER. Chemical burns on my arms from paint stripper, blisters on hands from constant scraping, trying to dispose of all the discarded paint safely, coughing up/sneezing out clumps of bright red dust. We made sure we did a really good job of putting it back on and now it looks a million times better and does a much better job of stopping growth. But yeah, definitely a task that I would have preferred not to do.
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