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January 13, 2009

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Great tip Mark!! The quicker the better I say....As a DIY boater I do all my boat winterizing and antifouling in the garage and I love anything that will get this job done faster. Love your Blog.. There's nothing as good like it anywhere and I look forward to your daily posts. Keep em coming....so thanks!!

How toxic is the dust from power sanding antifoul through eyes, skin, inhalation. Thanks

The dust is very toxic and you should do everything to avoid skin contact or breathing it in. Wear a Tyvek suit and a proper respirator at all times.

Works like a charm and no dust. Thank you, great idea!

Hi Mark, just found this article of yours and thought I'd mention I too discovered the joys of using the plaster board sander for antifoul many years ago but I took it one step further. I have attached a small garden watering system tap to the sander, a length of tube and a connector to connect it to a garden hose. By turning on the water at a very low pressure you are able to keep the paddle wet without getting too much over you. First wet the paddle, then turn the tap on the paddle off. Scrub an area till you have a good sludge on the hull. The pressure will build up in your hose and tube, release the pressure to squirt of the sludge and repeat the process. I have been making and selling these simple tools for many years around the place and I'm thinking of extending and broadening the production. Interested?

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