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Old 21 September 2005, 10:49   #1
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bottom scrub

Before i shell out my hard earned cash any body admit to have tried a bottom scrub !!!
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Old 21 September 2005, 11:10   #2
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No but depending on who it is I may do it for free......
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Old 21 September 2005, 11:26   #3
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bottom scrub.

what sort of scrub are you looking at ie a mechanical jet wash etc etc or chemical?
if its detergent/chemical try spraynine.com

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Old 21 September 2005, 11:29   #4
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Hello Ray
The water is still warmish.
Nip round the corner to Priory bay and do it when the tides out.
Save yerself a fortune and have a few cups of tea waiting for the tide to float you off again.
Hope yer keeping well.
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Old 21 September 2005, 13:59   #5
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Hi Ray

do you mean boat scrubber over at East Cowes Marina if so I had a go not a brill job think a jet wash is better . The local divers will do a good job for you so long as the growth on the hull is not too bad .
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Old 06 October 2005, 04:37   #6
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Had another go on the scrubber , and must have new brushes on as the boat is alot cleaner now. I think if you have a clean hull and keep getting it scrubbed on a regular basis then it will make a difference. The operators are also more experienced in cleaning ribs as they showed me how they now clean ribs different to last time. I am going to sign up for the year and see how it goes not much to lose and you get unlimited scrubs so once a week for me I think.

My last post on this subject was negative and after being persuaded to give it another go , I have to admit I was wrong if the boat hull is clean and you keep it that way then I think it will make a difference so long as you use it on a regular basis the big saving I am looking for is fuel so will let you know how it goes.
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Old 06 October 2005, 07:23   #7
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there's a boat scrubber i've see in port solent and the chap that was operating it said that the hull needs to coated first once a year with a "special" coating that was slightly tacky to the touch.

is the one on the IOW different or have i got it wrong.

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Old 06 October 2005, 07:31   #8
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The guy was trying to flog you there new wonder silicone based antifoul . I have seen it applied to a couple of Fairline 55's it's coming off already. The boat scrubber thingy is a good invention will have to wait and see how it adds up after a year . At the mo they are flogging 18 months scrubbing for the price of 12 first scrub is half price . The reason I am going to give it a go is its cheap , it could be of benifit on fuel saving and its cheaper just than getting it lifted out at Island Harbour .
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And the cost tim ?
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27 per month for a 7 metre rib 18 months for the price of 12
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