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Old 21 September 2005, 09:49   #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, 10:10   #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, 10:26   #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, 10:29   #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, 12:59   #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, 03:37   #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, 06:23   #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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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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Old 06 October 2005, 07:16   #11
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Had another go on the scrubber , and must have new brushes on as the boat is alot cleaner now. 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.
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How much is it to sign up?

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27 PER MONTH based on my Rib 7 metres 18 months for the price of 12 go to www.boatscrubber.com

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All fixed up thanks Tim
The lady semed a bit vague how thay cleaned
round the outboard still got to be easy compared to doing it yourself

PS hope thay have a lawn mower

I will post the end result next week
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Best boat scrubber I have seen was at Yarmouth a couple of weeks ago.

Bloke in wetsuit with mask, snorkel and a hand scrubbing brush.

He didn't need to get the water taxi back to the quayside, either!
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Bloke in wetsuit with mask, snorkel and a hand scrubbing brush.
I found that divers seem to miss patches quite a lot.

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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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Just spoken to them, its under new ownership.. From what I could see, the original concept of getting the hull coated, was expensive and a pita.. Now, if all they are doing is scrubbing it, then its gotta be worth a looksee..
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Had my rib done at Hamble last week and took it out straight afterwards to have a look to see about this 18 month thing.
Was very disappointed, didn't get in the steps and the transom and outboard were untouched.
Might be different if it is done weekly but I think Anti foul and a jet wash are the way forward.
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