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Old 21 September 2020, 10:46   #1
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The things I have to do to keep my bottom clean

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Old 21 September 2020, 13:30   #2
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Best way to keep them clean and ready to use at any time.

Why the winch?
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Old 21 September 2020, 13:39   #3
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Does the load you put on the pontoon when you are driving on to the dock ever cause a problem?
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Old 21 September 2020, 13:59   #4
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Does the load you put on the pontoon when you are driving on to the dock ever cause a problem?

Not for me.

The problem for me is getting off.

Even with the air released from the rear cube it can still be a struggle to slide off without using loads of revs. I now give it a small push back by hand before climbing on and driving off. Doing it this way means it comes off with minimum revs and no attention grabbing drama.
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GuyC What the picture is not showing is a large fender attached to the cubes at the front laid horizontally, cushioning against the floating concrete pontoon. So when applying engine power, the fender has some give.

Having made a few practice goes, started to get the feel of it, hopefully able to reduce revs getting on and off. Still the end result being the boat and engine are totally out the water.

As 36valley mentioned about getting off, I have the winch that can be used for helping getting on and off if needed. Haven't needed the winch so far, but until I get the mark of where I need to be positioned, a bit of trial and error.

Also as the boat is fouled up from this season afloat, I reckon that crud build up has obviously not helped give me that slippery hull surface needed. So once cleaned up, the result will be so much better.
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Old 22 September 2020, 09:42   #6
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I was very tempted by a tetra dock but it was way too much drama on a tight berth, so I got the hull copper coated instead.
I think theyíre well worth while if youíve got space - I got 6 more knots and 30% better fuel economy when I had the hull power washed this week!
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