Easy Maintenance At Anchor
While you’re at the sandbar or rafted with friends this weekend, dive overboard and inspect the boat’s bottom. Usually, the transom can stand a scrub to remove fouling, since not much “washing action” occurs there. Ditto for the scum line above the painted waterline. You may also have a layer of slime on your boat’s bottom. The trick is to remove the growth without removing too much bottom paint. A scrap of shag carpet can often be used with good results. It removes soft growth without scuffing off too much bottom paint. For hard growth, like barnacles, use a paint scraper with the corners filed round to prevent gouging. Or, buy the Dirty Bird Scraper ($42, topshelfmarineproducts.com) with rounded corners, a prop shaft notch and a pick for cleaning intakes.
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