A Universal 41 Fly Bridge Cruiser with Displacement Hull. Based at Gippsland
Lakes – Victoria. Using a 12V Barnacle Rid system powered with 40W solar
This new system is permanently fastened to your your floating dock so there’s no need to stow the electrodes when you travel. Very convenient: simply activate the system when you dock, and your done – your boat is protected!
The protective field emitted from this system is wide enough to protect your boat, and your neighbours (if positioned correctly). You can half your anti-foul cost by protecting your neighbours boat with yours and sharing the cost.
The photos above are of a 47 Riviera that has been berthed in Sydney, and cruising the surrounding areas, all summer long. The owners have used the BarnacleRid system at all times that the boat is not in use, the system has been set at power level 7 – the lowest power level for the cooler climates. The boat was pulled from the water for routine maintenance, included in which would normally be a pressure blasting of the hull to remove the barnacle growth that is normally expected during summer. As can be seen, no barnacle growth has begun: the hull is clear and the pressure blasting was not required.
The Barnacle Rid system has prevented any colonies of barnacles from even beginning to form on this boat. The owners are delighted that they’ve been saved the hassle of cleaning the barnacles from their hull as they usually have to do.