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Old 15 January 2021, 13:54   #1
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Leaving the boat in the water

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If going away for a week or so, could you leave the boat inflated at a marina on the water, or would this damage it?
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Old 15 January 2021, 14:19   #2
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Leave it in if it's safe anchorage wise or in a marina that's what I do so I can go out any time not tide dependant then just make sure you have fenders on a pontoon
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Old 15 January 2021, 14:45   #3
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Yep no problem at all if insured to be left like that... which isn't the standard of some policies so check.

Below our Aerotec two weeks in Cornwall moored on a buoy a fair way up an estuary.... did need a good clean after though.
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Thanks. Cleaning- jet wash or chemicals etc?
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Could it stay in longer? Just wondered as places offer 3 month deals over the summer etc
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Could it stay in longer? Just wondered as places offer 3 month deals over the summer etc
With no anti-foul you’d be wanting to jet wash the hull after two weeks, by then you’ll have growth on the bottom
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What’s anti foul? Will look it up but I’m guessing a copper based paint for normal boats?
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Ah. So you can get it for sibs.

Anyone on here used it?

Does a new boat already have it?

Does a cover prevent uv?

Is it visible or clear?

Any info appreciated ��
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Old 15 January 2021, 19:28   #10
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I know the degree of growth differs in different areas but in Cornwall after two weeks we just had what looked like black/brown spots as if you'd dotted about below the waterline with a biro. They washed off with an Aldi microfibre dishcloth squeezy and warm water.
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I know the degree of growth differs in different areas but in Cornwall after two weeks we just had what looked like black/brown spots as if you'd dotted about below the waterline with a biro. They washed off with an Aldi microfibre dishcloth squeezy and warm water.
ok - thats great to here - no damage done I take it - thats good
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No no sign left once cleaned off. I really rate the Aldi dishcloths (multipack of several colours and cheap) used with washing up liquid as they have enough texture to help remove a heavier stain but are are far more gentle than stronger chemicals or any form of abrasive pad.
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We’ve left the RIB in marinas in Portugal for a couple of weeks at a time. The growth is just starting to show after a couple of weeks. It feels like sand stuck to the hull, but when you look, it’s tiny barnacles. They drop off after a few days drying out on the trailer & a jet wash.
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These ones?
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No not the sponge type... these below. I mean you'd think a cloth was a cloth but I've found them great for the SIB, the car and antiques restoration... we even use them as dishcloths.
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No not the sponge type... these below. I mean you'd think a cloth was a cloth but I've found them great for the SIB, the car and antiques restoration... we even use them as dishcloths.
As dishcloths you say - now thats and idea... lol
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do you cover the boat too?
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Do you mean an overall cover when on the water? No just left as in the image in post #3.
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Do you mean an overall cover when on the water? No just left as in the image in post #3.

yep, when left - seagulls etc

also are marinas secure - outboard etc on it
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