Antifoul 'Wattyl - Wear & Tear' (First update)

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Antifoul 'Wattyl - Wear & Tear' (First update)

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Beached the yacht for the first time this week after 4 months in the water. So far, the Wattyl antifoul has worked a real treat.



The only place not fouled was the base of the transducer. Here was an entire ecosystem of coral worm and some molluscs had taken up residence. It was gingerly removed and I was tempted to antifoul this too (contrary to the manufacturers recommendations). Another spot was inside the saltwater inlet, where a bearded growth still resides, will get that out another day. We gave it a light rub-down and it came up well.



Will update again the next time we ‘beach-the-baby’. We also did the motor oil change.
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Antifoul 'Wattyl - Wear & Tear' (First update)

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Good day and thank you James,



Great to hear such good feed back once a boat is in the water.



Regarding the raw water inlet fouling, I think adding a plug on the top of our standpipes will enable access with a heavy duty bottle brush like tool to clean.



Although a tide cycle on the beach is very pleasant it can be a bit tense having a crocodile lookout in our parts or even yours now that the weather is warmer.



Well done, very pleased to see your enjoyment after so much work.



Tom



('Tom's Inlet suggestion' has been split from here and continues in 'Plumbing - Skin Fittings, Saltwater Inlets & Seacocks' - great suggestion too... Admin)
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Antifoul 'Wattyl - Wear & Tear' (First update)

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Tom



Saw a great idea down the marina yesterday. Two blokes were cleaning the underside of this motor yacht.



One bloke on the pontoon, 18V power drill in hand with a 2m flexible stainless cable in the bit. The other end had a 'bottle-brush' type fitting welded on. The second bloke in the water was cleaning the below waterline of the inlet/outlets and it took about 30 seconds at each outlet.



He wanted $10 per outlet :roll: :roll: :roll: Great work if you can get it (and crawl around in a dirty marina with the bull sharks).
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Antifoul 'Wattyl - Wear & Tear' (First update)

Post by Finally »

There's a diver up here who scrubs hulls - usually those moored at marinas - including at Bluewater Marina where the 2.5-3m saltie took up residence just down the creek from where the marina is located (see photos of the resident by Jim under "Bureaucratic Bull").



NO WAY would you get me doing that.



David
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