Name: Roger Clout
Location: NSW, Australia
About five yours ago we bought 28ft Mariner and moored it in Burns Bay, Lane Cove in Sydney.
The boat was newly anti-fouled but after nine months the trim tabs, rudders and propellers were encrusted with barnacles even though the boat is regularly used.
We had the boat lifted and anti-fouled and this time installed a Barnacle Rid unit .
The boat has been lifted twice in the subsequent 3 years, once to repair a damaged prop, and the reduction in barnacles is remarkable. A few, less than 20 ,were counted on both occasions and any slime strips off while under way.
I must say I was a bit sceptical when it was first installed but 4 years, almost completely free of barnacles in a shallow, current free bay, definitely proves the product’s effectiveness.
As well as a money saver, it just feels good to know there is one less thing to worry about. After all It’s a boat !