cock up.

cock up.

Postby woodsy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:31 pm

Noticed water on the floor after I beached my beauty. Thought it was from rain.
Scraped the bottom, put her back on the mooring & found water under the sink! I'd left the cock open when I beached it! Luckily the drain was oyster clogged or she would've filled on the incoming tide. Damned lucky.
For the record, hull scrapings are collected on a tarp & go in my compost bin. Yacht is not antifouled.
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Re: cock up.

Postby Troppo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:30 pm

Wow, that was lucky, Woodsy. Scary thinking about what might have happened.

And don't you boil up the hull scrapings and make barnacle soup?

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Re: cock up.

Postby Ianb » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:31 pm

Yacht not anti-fouled? WOW -
Boat bag?
How often do you have to careen her?
Do the barnacles dig into the gel coat?
Where do you moor?
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Re: cock up.

Postby Phillip » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:13 pm

How about some photos Woodsy!
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Re: cock up.

Postby woodsy » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:33 pm

Phillip....I'm not pretty.

Ianb.... I never liked the idea of poison in my bay....from me. I was going to make a boat bag. Never happened. Longest time between cleans was 4 months, lots of growth but barnacles scaped off ok. If I careen it every month, it's a half hour maximum scrape each side. Moored at the mouth of Elvina bay in Pittwater for past 5 years.

Troppo. It made me stew!
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