Copper-clad Wooden Rudder Maintenance

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Jacques B., Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Jacques B.
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    Jacques B. Junior Member

    Hi all,

    The immersed part of the solid oak barn door rudder on my old Dutch sailing barge has a thin copper cladding that collects barnacles like nobody's business.

    I managed to get rid of the barnacles with a pressure wash followed by a blade scraping, but they left pock marks in the copper that I'm pretty sure will only invite a more aggressive barnacle build-ups in the future.

    Is there a way of coating copper cladding with some sort of anti-fouling that I don't know about?

    Thanks for your support,

    Jacques
     
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  3. Jacques B.
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    Jacques B. Junior Member

    Thanks Jeff, that's all I needed to know.

    Jacques
     
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