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Old 04-17-2014, 06:51 PM   #41
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Let's not forget putting cayenne pepper in the paint or ground up pennies.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:44 PM   #42
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Canadian regs don't allow anti-slime additives.
quite a irony.. you cannot have anti slime in your paint as it may " hurt" the environment..
but Victoria can pump raw shit into the waters of the Sound..

food for crabs and thought..


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Old 04-17-2014, 10:49 PM   #43
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Newton's Third Law. That's all I have to say on the matter.
Yep, definitely a factor. Thought I'd make up a smaller version of this...
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:31 AM   #44
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So building a zero thrust gun and dragging a garden hose and deck brush around with you in the water is easier and simpler than using a suction cup and scrub pad?



You're making the job much more difficult than it has to be. But hey, it's your time and your dime.
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SUCTION CUP! Now that's a stroke of genius right there! Seriously. Newton's 3rd law was playing havoc with 210# me everywhere that was out of arm's reach of the shafts or rudders (where I could hang on to brace myself). This could change my whole approach.

Don't leave me in suspense, though... How does the beer fit in the scheme? Does it involve a Kirby-Morgan helmet and a flexi-straw?
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quite a irony.. you cannot have anti slime in your paint as it may " hurt" the environment..
but Victoria can pump raw shit into the waters of the Sound..

food for crabs and thought..


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SUCTION CUP! Now that's a stroke of genius right there! Seriously. Newton's 3rd law was playing havoc with 210# me everywhere that was out of arm's reach of the shafts or rudders (where I could hang on to brace myself). This could change my whole approach.
Watch and learn, Grasshopper.





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For $62.00

A guy drives to my marina, puts his air tanks and other equipment into a dock cart pushes it to my boat changes into a wet suit straps on his stuff jumps into the cold water, and spends 1/2 hour in the murky water scrubbing my boat mostly by feel. Sometimes he has to replace anodes, again mostly by feel.

When he's done, he climbs out finds a hose and rinses the mud and critters off then changes out of his wet suit, gathers up his stuff, returns to his car and heads for the next job.

For $62.00! He gets no health insurance no sick leave and no paid vacation.

I can't imagine trying to save $62 by doing this myself.
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For $62.00

A guy drives to my marina, puts his air tanks and other equipment into a dock cart pushes it to my boat changes into a wet suit straps on his stuff jumps into the cold water, and spends 1/2 hour in the murky water scrubbing my boat mostly by feel. Sometimes he has to replace anodes, again mostly by feel.

When he's done, he climbs out finds a hose and rinses the mud and critters off then changes out of his wet suit, gathers up his stuff, returns to his car and heads for the next job.

For $62.00! He gets no health insurance no sick leave and no paid vacation.

I can't imagine trying to save $62 by doing this myself.
I can , I see it all the time,

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fstbttms, thanks for the videos! Would have liked to see better detail of how you employed the suction cup, but of course that wasn't the point. I'll figure it out. I should have searched for your Pt. 2 video before changing my zincs for the first time, but that worked out okay. When the student is ready, the teacher will come.

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I can't imagine trying to save $62 by doing this myself.
Wouldn't be $62 here in Alaska! Not enough competition to keep prices down, I suspect. Me, I tend to do my hull work at the end of a boat dive, when I'm already geared up and in the water anyway. The ladder is down, the water is clear, and I'm a lot cooler & more comfortable than I would be jumping right in and getting to work. YMMV.
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Wouldn't be $62 here in Alaska! Not enough competition to keep prices down, I suspect.
Nor would it be $62 here in the Bay Area. $2/foot for a powerboat is dirt cheap anywhere IMHO, but especially considering the really crappy dive conditions found in South Carolina.
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I suspect wages are lower in SC than in SF or AK.

It's really only a 28' boat, the rest is the swim platform and bow pulpit. On the documentation certificate it is a 28' boat.
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Jacksonville is $2/foot. That is one of the reasons I do it. We have an AC hookah and are both PADI certified plus I personally like to see (feel) what's going on under the water on Hobo.
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Do divers charge or do you pay by the waterline or documented length?
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Do divers charge or do you pay by the waterline or documented length?
My diver charges me by what I told him. If you look up a Camano Troll it will be listed as 31' but when mine was built it was listed as 28'. Same boat just a different way of measuring.
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Most hull cleaners charge by the foot, usually based on the length on deck (LOD.) If you were to call me and say you have a Camino Troll, I'm charging you for 31 feet. That said, I'm not going to squabble over a couple of bucks. But I'm also going to charge you more than $2/foot.
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Thanks you guys. I wasn't sure. Some of the go fast boats don't have much of a water vs overall.
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