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A clean hull without scrubbing

by Martin Flory Group 2 Oct 05:03 PDT

With the Davis Scrubbis™ Underwater Hull Cleaning Kit from Davis Instruments, it's easy to rid a boat of algae, grass, barnacles and worm casings without getting wet—or hiring someone to do it. Not only does Scrubbis save money on diving fees, but a clean hull is 30% faster and 20% more fuel-efficient. It's one boat accessory that pays for itself before the first season ends.

Scrubbis is easy to use. The 40cm wide cleaning head is made of a buoyant, foam-like material. Pushed down along the side of the hull, it floats back up, scrubbing as it passes. Its pliable shape gets into strakes, steps, and the corners around keels and rudders. For stubborn areas, the head flips to expose a rigid fin. While effective at removing scum, it's gentle on expensive ablative, hard and hybrid coatings that are often scoured away with traditional methods. It's also fast: a 9m boat can be cleaned in about 20 minutes.

The rugged aluminum handle telescopes from 1.1-3.2m for use from the deck, dock or dinghy. With the included 90 degrees angled adapter and 1.1m extension, Scrubbis reaches to the most remote underwater spots 3.6m away.

For neglected hulls, the optional Groovy Scrubbis attachment is the answer. Its stiff bristles remove the most tenacious marine growth. The available Waterline Brush is narrower for focused cleaning and has three cleaning fins and a replaceable scrubbing pad.

For more information contact Davis Instruments, Tel: +1-510-732-9229; Fax: +1-510-732-9188. In Europe: Davis Marine Europe, Tel: +31 (0)78 6194316; Fax: +31 (0)78 6192689. Email: ; visit www.davisinstruments.com.

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