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Old 18 June 2009, 02:25   #11
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[Hydrochloric Acid] is used on all the quays around the islands as well as it doesn't do any damage to the envirnment.

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Though you might want to be careful handling it...

...hydrochloric acid...forms acidic mists. Both the mist and the solution have a corrosive effect on human tissue, with the potential to damage respiratory organs, eyes, skin, and intestines...Personal protective equipment such as rubber or PVC gloves, protective eye goggles, and chemical-resistant clothing and shoes are used to minimize risks when handling hydrochloric acid (from Wikipedia)

So, make sure all marine life is equally protected
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elbow grease and a jet spray it is then!! (think I'll give the acid bath a miss tbh!)
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I also get a nice feeling knowing that I have nice white , clean hull under me as I accelerate on to the plane. Visions of a nice smooth flow of water etc & that that the boat looks good without a green/ brown line around it .
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It's like dragging a carpet through the water isn't it.

Jetwash and buff it up. Remember a few boats in Victoria dock in caernarfon kept the hulls very highly polished so stuff couldn't get a grip. Worked a treat too but not sure how often they had to get them polished,
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Though you might want to be careful handling it...

...hydrochloric acid...forms acidic mists. Both the mist and the solution have a corrosive effect on human tissue, with the potential to damage respiratory organs, eyes, skin, and intestines...Personal protective equipment such as rubber or PVC gloves, protective eye goggles, and chemical-resistant clothing and shoes are used to minimize risks when handling hydrochloric acid (from Wikipedia)

So, make sure all marine life is equally protected
Yes but that's the 100% stuff. Remember it's whats in your stomach and what burns your throat when you get reflux!!!

How quickly would a gallon of HCL dilute in about 200 trillion gallons of sea water???
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Yes but that's the 100% stuff. Remember it's whats in your stomach and what burns your throat when you get reflux!!!

How quickly would a gallon of HCL dilute in about 200 trillion gallons of sea water???
Don't take life so seriously, Codders. Chill out and get out on your boat more
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Don't take life so seriously, Codders. Chill out and get out on your boat more
I have been busy cleaning it and getting it ready - just need to bleed the steering now and clean the tubes with TFR.
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I have been busy cleaning it and getting it ready - just need to bleed the steering now and clean the tubes with TFR.
Too right! I thought your boat had been re-toobed in white when I saw it last week.
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