Originally Posted by gotchiguy
Just wondering how long you left it out the water before attempting to clean. It is much much easier if done within 24 hours of taking it out of the water. It really depends on where you leave it. Our boat is on a salt water mooring for two months and gets a little bit of weed on the trim tabs and around the transom but that is it. A friend's boat in the marina less than a mile away has barnacles within a month!
Hi, started working on her within 18 hrs of bringing her out of the briney. Unfortunately Torbay inner harbour is fairly static sea water and as such the crud gets hold very rapidly. Far more than on boats in the marina where the water is free flowing. I noticed the build up and had intended taking her out a month or two into the season to get clean and anti fouled however a broken trailer and shortage of money put paid until recently. With hindsight I should have taken action sooner, I had no idea how hard it would be to remove
now contemplating hiring a commercial hot water/steam pressure washer along with buying some better oxalic.!