Bad case of the barnacles


Old 01-22-07, 05:15 AM
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Bad case of the barnacles

If you leave your boat in the water in Florida for three weeks it will be really covered with barnacles. I used my power washer to knock off the big chunks. Who has the magic solution for getting off the remaining residue?
By the way, I tried using a putty knife to knock off the barnacles. It is amazing how tuff and sharp barnacles are.
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Old 01-22-07, 07:43 AM
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You can spray generously with WD-40 and let let. Scrape. Repeat for remnants. Sometimes sanding is required for residue. Anti-fouling paint is helpful as is removing the boat from water every few days
Old 01-22-07, 08:35 AM
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Like said a good bottom paint will do it for you. We pull just one time a year to clean and check everything. Put on a new bottom paint then also. If in port for say 4 week or more. Go down and put a plastic bag over the prop. If you dont you have to go down and clean the prop before you pull out. Barnacles can be that bad. A good 2500psi washer helps a lot . But it can take your Gelcoat of if the boat has started to get osmosis


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