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  1. WaterDR

    Zinc Annodes and Antifouling Paint

    Which is why weighing them is really the only way to know how much has been lost.
  2. WaterDR

    Zinc Annodes and Antifouling Paint

    The annodes look ok. Maybe 25% worm. Hard to tell without weighing them.
  3. WaterDR

    Zinc Annodes and Antifouling Paint

    I am staying on the same river but will be switching marinas so my experience will also likely Change. I’ll check with other boats. previous owner did not use ablative paint. It was coated last yet and looks terrific other than keel area from beaching. Ill do some touch up in the Spring.
  4. WaterDR

    Zinc Annodes and Antifouling Paint

    Great...but that doesn’t answer the question. I know the reasons but more curious as to the actual experiences.
  5. Hey freshwater users, how frequently do you generally have to repaint your hulls and replace your annodes? Boat is in Water May through September
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    Use caution with products containing bleach

    Oxidizers....oxidize. Unfortunately they are generally pretty great at removing slime amd mold. Calcium Hypochloride, Potassium Hypochlorite, Sodium Hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide, peracid, dichlor...all commonly used oxidizers. biggest error people make is using it too concentrated and or too long contact time. You only need enough to have free hypochlorous acid which gets quickly consumed by organics...also called “free chlorine”. Dont use straight bleach ever....dilute it...a lot. If you can smell it, you likely have enough. What you are smelling is chloro-amine...make sure you can smell that and not straight bleach. It has a little different odor. hypochlorite is very reactive and not stable. It will try to oxidize anything it touches until it is consumed.
  7. WaterDR

    IAC Muffler

    Hey...is this thing in the actual IAC? 350 motor. I have the muffler foam but I don’t know where it goes?
  8. WaterDR

    Hydrolocked Engine

    Agreed! Thanks! Since the issue did not happen whilst under power my mechanic is fairly optimistic. i also filed an insurance claim since this was weather related. I’ll see how that goes.
  9. WaterDR

    LED Lighting -Potential interference of VHF

    When I trim my motor or turn on any other electrical device at night, I can see my led cabin lights flutter.
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    Hydrolocked Engine

    New starter, blew out all the cylinders, changed oil and she is running. i am to keep checking oil for signs of water and change as needed.
  11. WaterDR

    Hydrolocked Engine

    Well...she is running!
  12. WaterDR

    Hydrolocked Engine

    Needs new starter too
  13. WaterDR

    Hydrolocked Engine

    Ok...mechanic got motor running and hot. No more water. current theory. Boat was sitting too low in stern do to heavy load from rain water and water came in the exhaust.
  14. WaterDR

    Hydrolocked Engine

    Mechanic looked at it....pulled plugs and found more water. Don’t know much more than that.
  15. WaterDR

    Hydrolocked Engine

    Still waiting on mechanic. Been 9 days now
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