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Old 06 October 2011, 11:24   #11
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Originally Posted by captnjack View Post
Compared to what I launch on, this is already immaculate! Are those land rovers of yours struggling on that?
He then goes over it with a chammy leather to finish it off ,,
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Old 10 October 2011, 08:40   #12
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Originally Posted by Ezgoing View Post
hi guys

Does anyone have any experience of using copper sulphate for control of moss on slipways, steps at piers etc?

I've seen it used on slipways up until a few years ago when it was banned by the council. It's very effective but really toxic and nothing grows around a slip where it's used and the environment seems to take quite a few years to recover - if ever- from prolonged use.

The council use pressure washing now - nowhere near as effective at keeping the slips slime free but a lot kinder to the environment and I expect to the people who swim and fish from the slipway.

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Old 10 October 2011, 08:59   #13
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Street Cleaner

I've just done my Powerboat 2 course at SWAC (Active Nation at Southampton) and they use to have the local council use the rotary brushes on street cleaners every two weeks for their slipways. They now have their own little tractor with brush.

This seems to do the job quite well.
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Old 24 January 2012, 18:54   #14
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I own a company that cleans slipways (we have contracts with Princess Yachts PLC, Mayflower Marina and Plymouth City Council) How we clean is as follows ... Firstly we pick up and rubbish/weed by hand. Secondly we pressurewash with powerful pressurewashers. Thirdly we rinse thouroghly. Fourthly we spray (using normal backpack garden sprayers) Chlorine, the same stuff you use in swimming pools. This is very efective on the slipway and does no harm at all to surrounding areas (we have tested this greatly!) The chlorine comes in crystel form, mix 3 cup fulls to a bucket of water and stir until completly dissolved then simply spray a coating onto the slipway. You will see a diference in about 5 mins. The chlorine will extend the need to pressurewash the slipway again up to 4 weeks and that's in the summer when the weed grows the fastest.

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