Name: Captain Steve Qualia
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
I am the Captain of the 105’ Broward Contrarian Rose, and the owner saw advertisements on how well the Barnacle Rid worked on keeping barnacles from attaching to the hull of a vessel. The owner purchased an eight electrode set up to completely protect the vessel. The Barnacle Rid system was installed per directions given to us by Barnacle Rid, just after returning back to dock after a complete bottom job at a cost of $18,000 (USD). The work included new bottom paint and all new anodes, installation of new depth and speed sensor, reconditioning propellers and re-packing all glands. Propspeed was not put on the shafts and propellers during this haul out.
After nearly a year in the water a professional diver checked and cleaned what very little was on the bottom. The hull was mostly free of any growth, as well as the shafts. Propellers had very little growth, and very little growth around the upper part of the stabilizers. The diver was very surprised that there was very minimal growth, since we are in an area of high growth of barnacles, oysters and other fouling organisms such as sea squirts and serpulid worms. We are docked parallel to a floating dock, not in a standard docking slip. There is steady flow of current and tide.
We are very pleased with the performance of the eight electrode system we are using, and are looking forward to the increased performance of the upgraded Super Yacht System. I will inform you of the new results in a few months. Shane’s service and advice has been exceptional throughout the whole process.
We thoroughly recommend the Barnacle Rid System. We strongly recommend following the procedures and maintenance to the system.
Captain Steve Qualia
Owner Jack L. Marchand, II J&RLLC
(PS: The initial system was purchased on the 16th of March, 2018, approx 20 months ago and the vessel has an aluminium hull)