Namely marine growth on the hull. Previously this was not much of an issue as I would be folding and unfolding the boat and transporting it back on land every few weeks. Wiping it down or taking a sponge to it when going for a swim. Since this was done every week or two growth never was a problem. But, since the dingy is in the water for the whole season and the last month or so precludes cleaning while taking a swim because of the water temperatures marine growth has taken hold.
So after BIANKA is tucked away in the boatyard for the winter the last thing I needed to do is clean and take the dingy home. But, how to do it easily? Marine growth on an untreated hull can be a pain to remove. But, I found it was a pretty easy task with a simple garden tool:
I started scraping the major growth using a Square Edger . This made quick work of most the heavy stuff adhering to the unpainted hull:
Then a quick rub and fresh water rinse with a Scrub Pad took most of the remaining growth off the dingy:
Followed by a quick fresh water rinse All in all it was a pretty quick job to finish the final of the season chores.