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Forum: General Maintenance 01-24-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By fstbttms
Just sayin' :D ...

Just sayin' :D

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Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,372
Posted By fstbttms
Google the vessel's owner, James Gollub. Appears...

Google the vessel's owner, James Gollub. Appears to be a professional guy and presumably a person of some means. Seems unlikely that his boat was a floating POS along the lines of the fleet of...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-01-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By fstbttms
Two words- “Electrolytic corrosion.”

Two words- “Electrolytic corrosion.”
Forum: General Maintenance 12-31-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By fstbttms
100% not true.

100% not true.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By fstbttms
Is it your position that you shouldn't have had...

Is it your position that you shouldn't have had to have your bottom cleaned monthly in Florida?
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By fstbttms
First off, I'd prefer if you got my name right....

First off, I'd prefer if you got my name right. :D

There are two reasons I never recommend any Sea Hawk products:

1.- I have never found one that performed worth a damn here in the Bay Area. I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By fstbttms
As a hull cleaner with 25 years experience, I...

As a hull cleaner with 25 years experience, I wouldn't recommend a Sea Hawk product to my worst enemy, Sharkskin included. That said and in all fairness, I know plenty of Florida hull divers that...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-09-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By fstbttms
The better part of three years and not even a set...

The better part of three years and not even a set of eyeballs on your anodes? You like to live dangerously.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-27-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,237
Posted By fstbttms
Not a chance. Please don't use the...

Not a chance.



Please don't use the information you garnered from a group of people who do not clean boat bottoms to try to educate your diver about his or her profession. If you have a halfway...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-26-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,237
Posted By fstbttms
Well, you make a valid point but the fact is that...

Well, you make a valid point but the fact is that the great majority of boats in this country that use anti fouling paint do not have short sailing seasons. And it is also a fact that boats that do...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-26-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,237
Posted By fstbttms
You completely missed the point. I didn't say...

You completely missed the point. I didn't say "cleaning after the paint is gone." I said after the paint has expended its biocide. If you think that every boat owner hauls for paint as soon as his...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-26-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,237
Posted By fstbttms
I'm going to clarify a number of erroneous...

I'm going to clarify a number of erroneous assumptions being put forth in this thread:

1.- Regardless of how frequently your diver cleans your boat bottom, the media he uses to do it is 100%...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,252
Posted By fstbttms
I have a customer who is not happy with his Black...

I have a customer who is not happy with his Black Widow. So much so that he's having it removed from the boat.

https://youtu.be/mbrRDbcw6so
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,252
Posted By fstbttms
Propspeed is the best performing example of a...

Propspeed is the best performing example of a foul-release coating for underwater metals that you can buy.

https://oceanmax.com/marine-products/propspeed/product-information
Forum: General Maintenance 10-18-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,438
Posted By fstbttms
Nothing works better than Propspeed. The only...

Nothing works better than Propspeed. The only downside (in this professional hull cleaner's opinion) is that it tends not to last as long as your anti fouling paint.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-14-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,237
Posted By fstbttms
Your hull cleaner is the expert and regularly...

Your hull cleaner is the expert and regularly sees your anti fouling paint working (or not) in real-world conditions. Why you would discount his opinion and take advice from people who have never...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-13-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,237
Posted By fstbttms
Why are you asking here? Ask your diver.

Why are you asking here? Ask your diver.
Forum: General Maintenance 09-29-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,266
Posted By fstbttms
I thought that's what I just did. But maybe your...

I thought that's what I just did. But maybe your reading comprehension skills aren't very good. :lol:
Forum: General Maintenance 09-28-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,266
Posted By fstbttms
You have been in the industry for 40 years and...

You have been in the industry for 40 years and are just now hearing this wive's tale?
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,936
Posted By fstbttms
What things might those be? In the...

What things might those be?



In the U.S., if you can buy posses it legally, you can put it in your anti fouling paint. You (as a citizen using it for your own purposes) do not fall under the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,936
Posted By fstbttms
Oh, you'll know when I insult you. I haven't done...

Oh, you'll know when I insult you. I haven't done that yet. :rofl:
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,936
Posted By fstbttms
100% a preparation issue.

100% a preparation issue.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,534
Posted By fstbttms
A knee-jerk reaction (as is Washington's ban on...

A knee-jerk reaction (as is Washington's ban on the cleaning of ablative paints) made by ignorant people who base these decisions on assumptions, not fact.
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,936
Posted By fstbttms
You think for one minute that if making anti...

You think for one minute that if making anti fouling paint more effective was as simple as dumping some chili powder into it, there wouldn't be chili pepper anti fouling paint on the shelf at every...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,936
Posted By fstbttms
Almost, but not quite. Photo reactive anti...

Almost, but not quite. Photo reactive anti fouling paints use an ingredient that creates hydrogen peroxide when exposed to sunlight. The hydrogen peroxide is a short lived biocide that retards growth...
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