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Old 09 May 2008, 16:51   #1
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Weed: would this work?

I don't want to antifoul our marine-berthed RIB.

Would 'dragging' a tarpaulin-type cover underneath the hull and securing it with ties to the tubes, stop weed growing on the hull itself?
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Take away one of the following light, oxygen, water and food and the weed dies. So putting a tarp under the hull and tying it off around your RIB might just stop the light.

Let us now if it works?
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Hmmm. You'd be creating a fairly dark, oxygen poor (assuming limited water transfer) environment. I wouldn;t be surprised if you stopped the growth that normally happens, but accellerated growth of some other organism.

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Put the tarp on and tip a gallon of weedkiller down the inside, that should fix it
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Put the tarp on and tip a gallon of weedkiller down the inside, that should fix it
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A black bag over an outdrive leg is supposed to do the trick. I always hauled out every four weeks and jet washed the thing, it kept it perfectly.Leave it for six weeks and it was a mess.
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