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Old 01 May 2004, 12:27   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheerness
Boat name: TBA
Make: Parker
Length: 8m +
Engine: Mercruiser
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 114
keeping tubes clean on marina berth

My boat is going to spend a week or two in a marina and then back at my factory and so on during the year. has any body got any tips on keeping Tubes free of foul I have yet to find anything which prevents growth especially at stern were tubes touch the water. Even if its a method which only lasts for a short period of time. really appreciate all replys.

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Old 01 May 2004, 13:14   #2
Country: Ireland
Town: Carigaline/Baltimore
Boat name: XS-600
Make: XS-Ribs
Length: 6m +
Engine: Merc Optimax 150 XL
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 682
Was at my local rib centre today to get some safeboatskin. I though this was an alternative to antifoul for the hull, which it is. It can also be used on tubes and engine legs. The guy showed me today how it looks on tubes and I must say I was very impressed. It gave them a nice deep shine and made them look like new. He said that if you leave the boat for say 2 weeks by which time there should be some substantial growth on the hull/tubes and then simply drive off, everything simply slips off at about 5/6 kts. Theres some info here:

I started a thread back along looking to see if anybody had used the stuff, but nobody has? There are several people who have used it in Cork (I was talking to 2 of them today at the rib centre) and there have been no complaints so far. 1 bottle will do a 6m boat twice. I will definitely be putting it on my new boat. Is expensive though at 80 a go, but I reckon I will save this on cleaning products and have more time out on the water and less scrubbing!!

David, Love the new boat!!

Steve G
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Old 02 May 2004, 05:29   #3
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,559
That stuff sound good or you could try lard
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