Nov 23, 2017

ScrubbisOut here on the West Coast with boats in the water year-round, there is one constant activity and that is keeping your bottom clean. It makes no difference whether you’re a sailor or power boater keeping your hull clean makes a huge difference in the performance of your boat.

Scraper in Float Body
While at the Western Marine tradeshow I ran into Christian Subbayya, the International Account Manager at his booth for Scrubbis. Here was a marine product that really peaked my interest. As an active sailboat racer in and around Vancouver Island, we are continually cleaning the hull of the boat to maximize performance. The system is compact so it’s great for storage and the ease at which it cleaned the hull really impressed me.

Usages and benefits:

Scrubbis IllustrationWhen the hull is still in the water it is very easy to scrub away the soft fouling before they germinate to become barnacles and seashell. The cleaning head has a built-in buoyancy of 2kg which presses up against the hull. Material selection, design and function makes it unique for the purpose. The scrapers are made of rubber and when you pull the handle back and forth the narrow strips scrape with 2 kg pressure on your boat hull, which removes fouling such as seaweed and barnacles very effective.
With the help of the buoyancy the cleaning head will press against the hull regardless of the shape and form. All you need to do is to control and steer the cleaning head under the hull where the fouling have grown. Its important that you don’t use Hull Scraper SET on already hardened fouling. A 30-35 foot sailboat takes about 20 minutes to clean, and do this 3-6 times per season, you have guaranteed a clean hull when you take the boat up for the season. In addition, the boat goes faster and gives you lower fuel consumption.

The cleaning head is provided with soft, flexible scrapers and a hard scraper to access all angles and forms a hull may have. The handle is an easy to use telescopic pole that can be up to 210cm /83in and 320cm/126in long with extension pipe. Hull Scraper set can be easily disassembled for easy storage.

Note that the Hull Scraper set is intended for soft fouling and not already hardened and sharp fouling. For more abundant and harder fouling there is a Groovy Head accessory.




www.scrubbis.com

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