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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 04-26-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
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https://brooklynbasin.com/

https://brooklynbasin.com/
Forum: General Maintenance 04-14-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,338
Posted By fstbttms
No, the question was aimed at you. The reason I...

No, the question was aimed at you. The reason I ask is that rapid anode depletion may also be cause by using magnesium anodes in salt or brakish water.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-14-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,338
Posted By fstbttms
What are your anodes made of? Zinc, aluminum or...

What are your anodes made of? Zinc, aluminum or magnesium?
Forum: Power Systems 04-14-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,883
Posted By fstbttms
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: General Maintenance 04-14-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,338
Posted By fstbttms
You check your boat. Rapid anode depletion is...

You check your boat. Rapid anode depletion is almost always caused by an issue aboard the boat in question.
Forum: Power Systems 04-14-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,883
Posted By fstbttms
I'd like to reach out to your diver. Can you...

I'd like to reach out to your diver. Can you provide contact info? Thanks.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-22-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,843
Posted By fstbttms
My personal preference is for Reliance but some...

My personal preference is for Reliance but some of my divers like Martyr due to the Allen head fasteners, so I carry those as well. I find no difference in quality between the two brands (although...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-22-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,843
Posted By fstbttms
Very few of my many hundreds of clients request...

Very few of my many hundreds of clients request aluminum anodes. For those that do, I typically use Reliance brand. I have no experience with Performance Metals and am unlikely to, as they are not...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-21-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,843
Posted By fstbttms
What brand do you use and why?

What brand do you use and why?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-21-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,843
Posted By fstbttms
Over the years I have flip-flopped multiple times...

Over the years I have flip-flopped multiple times about whether or not to install customer-supplied anodes. We currently do, but as usual, that policy has come back to bite both me and the customer...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-20-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,843
Posted By fstbttms
What's your point? That the diver isn't entitled...

What's your point? That the diver isn't entitled to earn a profit on the parts he sources, purchases, inventories and delivers to you?



Expect to pay significantly more on the installation...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-31-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By fstbttms
If the boat is going to be trailered for any...

If the boat is going to be trailered for any length of time (even a few days), you will need to use an ablative paint. Hard paints cannot withstand prolonged exposure to air.
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By fstbttms
:thumb: "Don’t Mix Anode Types. If you...

:thumb:

"Don’t Mix Anode Types. If you install different anode materials
like zinc and aluminum, the more active anode (aluminum) will
spend part of its effort protecting the less active metal...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By fstbttms
I would question the expertise of any yard that...

I would question the expertise of any yard that advocates mixing metals when it comes to anodes. Generally viewed in the industry as something you should not do. What is Ramon's rationale for this?
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By fstbttms
"Seaguard" is one of the Sherwin Williams line of...

"Seaguard" is one of the Sherwin Williams line of anti fouling paint products. Had I come across this thread earlier, I would have advised the OP against using any Sherwin Williams paint but maybe...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,739
Posted By fstbttms
100% not true. Not surprisingly, you...

100% not true.



Not surprisingly, you completely miss the crux of the issue. The reason pleasure craft are being pointed out as the main source of copper loading in coastal waterways is because...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-16-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By fstbttms
Well, that is simply not true.

Well, that is simply not true.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,739
Posted By fstbttms
Port of San Diego To Halt In-water Hull Cleaning Activities In SIYB This Winter

https://www.thelog.com/local/commissioners-approve-8-week-pause-for-in-water-hull-cleaning-in-shelter-island-yacht-basin/?fbclid=IwAR13zc2vOk08fuQ3gS6Pmq8pBQiS_7qhJqR3vUa3nLrx7Gdvnggf26XE590
Forum: General Maintenance 04-19-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By fstbttms
Interlux Micron 66

Interlux Micron 66
Forum: General Maintenance 04-19-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By fstbttms
Yes, but this time Pettit has apparently decided...

Yes, but this time Pettit has apparently decided to move on from Irgarol entirely, whether it is available as an ingredient or not. But like you, I have never really noticed any difference between...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-19-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By fstbttms
Pettit Trinidad SR Anti Fouling Paint Discontinued

Having heard from several sources that this was the case (but not believing it), I called their sales department. Apparently Trinidad SR has been discontinued because Pettit got tired of “fighting...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-13-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,035
Posted By fstbttms
Chris, Thanks for the inquiry. Unfortunately...

Chris,

Thanks for the inquiry. Unfortunately we do not service Marin County. That said, I admin a Facebook group for hull cleaners and most of the local divers (most of the diver’s nationwide,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,521
Posted By fstbttms
I just bought some 1/4" Starboard on Amazon. It...

I just bought some 1/4" Starboard on Amazon. It was delivered fast and the price was reasonable (although honestly, I didn't shop around.)
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,812
Posted By fstbttms
Let me put all this into perspective: I have...

Let me put all this into perspective:

I have been a professional hull diver in the San Francisco Bay Area for 26 years. I conservatively estimate that in all that time, over 1.5 million in-water...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,812
Posted By fstbttms
Lotta hull cleaners being hurt or killed in...

Lotta hull cleaners being hurt or killed in Annapolis, are there? :nonono:
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