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whilst mored up last week just down from barton i saw a chap on his boat take a long metal tube with a pipe connected to it leading into his boat. he then squerted what looked like washing up liquid on the water all around the boat the was shaking the rod up and down.. he then took it out of the river disassembled it all and clead everybit of it before putting it back... any ideas im just intrigued as he had sat there all day sunbathing without moving then at dusk it was a hive of activity.. i presume the washing up was to break the water surface tension. please feel free to tell me to b--ger off wooshy ive wound myself up so im going for a beer
Sounds like he may have been using some sort of brush at the end of the pole to wash the waterline? Don't know what could be at the inboard end of the tube though, electric pump to empty a shower tray?
Never fails to amaze me what people get up to on boats, all civilized behaviour seems to desert some of them. Not to mention consideration for others.
Well done and thanks for your efforts in clearing up others' mess, Wooshy, you shouldn't have to do it.
If it's neither here, nor there, then where is it?
hi there wasnt a brush just a round lump of metal.. maybe it wss on of those vacume hoses that was used to drain the sump? dont know? i think i will need to turn my tender into a skip... probably get done for fly tipping the rubbish haha wooshy ive wound myself up so im going for a pint
It does indeed sound to me like he was pumping something out of the boat. Washing up liquid is quite often used to break up oil on the surface of the water. This actually does more harm than good as it just sinks the oil to the bottom where it finds its way into the food chain that little bit faster.