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Old 27 March 2009, 20:05   #11
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my 5.4 lives on a mooring for 7- 8 months of the year (and a lot of 4.1s also in the neighbourhood). Just acid wash the hull a few times a year and no problem. I have not had any weed buildup inside the flooding hull at all over the last 3 years - only on the outside of the hull.

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Old 27 March 2009, 20:54   #12
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Thanks Walruz,

What acid do you use as I was going to antifoul it? I know I asked this when I first joined, sorry for the same question twice.

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Old 28 March 2009, 12:00   #13
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Thanks Walruz,

What acid do you use as I was going to antifoul it? I know I asked this when I first joined, sorry for the same question twice.

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Hydrochloric Phill. It breaks down to salt and water. Around the islands it is used to keep the quays and steps free of weed. Dead easy to use as well - spray it on, leave for 30 secs then wipe off with a deck scrubber.

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What strength/concentration is the acid?

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I'll try and check this week and get back to you as I need to get intoo the locked storage to do so. I'm a happy chappy now as that is my boat on it's mooring for the season as of this morning.
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Hi Chewy

The container says between 14 and 15 % concentrated.

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My plan of attack is to antifoul the outside and spray the inside of the hull with HCL.

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I never have bothered with antifoul just spray the underside with the good old HCl about 3 - 4 times a year. This routine keeps the hull mostly clear. My mooring does dry out on most tides so it makes it easier to do.

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I work away alot so antifoul is the best option. In theory I should be able to get down to spray it but I'm lazy sometimes.
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