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Old 23 March 2014, 11:02   #1
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rough hull

Right then chaps, who has come across this problem?!

I left my rib on a mooring too long last season (no antifoul) but managed to get most of the muck off the bottom. Have just used Y10 to good effect getting rid of the brown stain and the hull looks lovely from a distance but close up under the water line it is covered in little dimples, when you run a hand over the hull it is rough to the touch.

I've tried T-Cut and AutoGlym which usually shift most things and with a serious scrubbing effort it gradually comes off to leave a smooth shiny hull but is there a product which will speed up the process?

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Old 23 March 2014, 11:33   #2
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farecla cutting paste and a polishing mop
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Old 24 March 2014, 11:46   #3
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Happened to me once quite a few years back. Had my brother in-law repair it. I think he used the same paste the boys said already. Not quite sure. In any case I am curious to hear what fellas say about this here
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Sounds like osmosis blisters to me I assume you mean it has a pimpled appearance?
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Old 24 March 2014, 15:43   #7
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Not Osmosis - they are tiny bumps which I think are the remains of the nasty clingons that I managed to get off with a brush after leaving it in the water too long..! If I scrape one with a finger nail it comes off eventually but would take months using that system to get them all orf.

Will give that G3 a go - thanks chaps.

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I think they are calcium deposits from the barnacles, bit like the chalky build up you get round bathroom taps and plughole and in that statement you might have an answer into what to use. Have a look at your bathroom limescale remover
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Old 26 March 2014, 05:18   #9
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Right then chaps, who has come across this problem?! I left my rib on a mooring too long last season (no antifoul) but managed to get most of the muck off the bottom. Have just used Y10 to good effect getting rid of the brown stain and the hull looks lovely from a distance but close up under the water line it is covered in little dimples, when you run a hand over the hull it is rough to the touch. I've tried T-Cut and AutoGlym which usually shift most things and with a serious scrubbing effort it gradually comes off to leave a smooth shiny hull but is there a product which will speed up the process? Cheers, 715
Barnacle glue!

Amazing stuff - allows them to hang on at 40 knots. Farecla will remove it ok, but will "cut" your gel coat too, so use with care. Would be interested to hear how limescale remover works as there is a protein element in the stuff I believe?

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Old 26 March 2014, 07:55   #10
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I have used bathroom limescale/ calcium remover a number of times after the annual trip to the Ionian. Works really well
As you say, the little pimples are b@@gers and are there in spite of 'cleaning' the hull with a pan scrub every 3-4 days (after a dive)
If I don't do this , the weed growth is amazing (polite word) and a major job to remove
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