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Old 03-10-2019, 02:55 PM   #1
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New owners & first question

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After a few years of following TF, we purchased a wonderful 1999 Albin 36ET and are proud new owners. Took possession last fall, had a fair amount of bottom work and painting done on the hard and now have a nice covered slip to protect her. This winter has generated lots of tree debris floating into SF bay and our slip collects debris (I think the newest paint job/best looking boats attracts the biggest chunks). Any suggestions on a homemade debris boom I could tie across our slip end to block this stuff from bumping the hull and clogging up the slip? I was thinking of a few ways to construct one but wondered if some else has already found an effective method. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:15 PM   #2
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Some of us in the SF Delta area use a string of "noodles," the colorful swimmers toy, to keep debris out of our slips. Each has a hole through the middle making it easy to string several on a line, to then attach to the end of the finger.
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Hello,
After a few years of following TF, we purchased a wonderful 1999 Albin 36ET and are proud new owners.
I don't have anything to add to your post other than to say I've always been attracted to that model. I believe it will serve you well!
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:38 PM   #4
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Thanks - that's what I was thinking and maybe insert the noodles in some black plastic drain line for a little protection. Good to know it works for you.
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The units used to keep a boat from being iced in work great for that.
https://www.amazon.com/Kasco-Icers-W...00657566&psc=1
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Old 03-10-2019, 05:26 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard. I think I might give the noodles covered by black drain pipe idea first. If it doesn’t work not too much of a loss.
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