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Old 12-04-2012
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Red face cleaning log wheel

I know this sounds daft but . . .

I need to withdraw my log wheel in its fitting through the hull to clean it. I know its supposed to be very simple, just unscrew it, withdraw it and bung up the hole while I clean the wheel of algae, then unbung the hole reinsert it and screw up.

Is it really that simple? Any chance of a disaster?

Its located in a locker with sides higher than the waterline so it should be easy shouldn't it?

should it?
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sods law will have an effect on the job. the boat will sink
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Without a doubt, probably in the deepest water............

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Any chance of a disaster?
Last one to ask that was Cpt Smith.......quite appropriate today..
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should be a piece of cake ,,,,,,,,
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So I take the concensus is -

'you don't need to know how fast you are going, but you definitely don't need the boat full of water, so leave well alone!'

Thanks will leave well alone.
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Take the boat out of the water, I used to take it on to the beach and wait for the tide to leave, then do the cleaning.
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I will wait till its a bit warmer, put my wetsuit on and attack it with a scrubbing brush! Simples!
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I've taken my NASA paddle wheel out a couple of times this season to clean it. I came with a screw on cap and is a doddle to do. I've just posted a blog with a video clip showing how easy it is.

http://h20-ciaobella.blogspot.co.uk/...=1349785370021

If you havent got the screw cap then a rubber bung should work. Mine clogs up so readily that I am considering taking it out and blanking off if leaving the boat for more than a week.
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Many thanks, from the video its obvious your assembly is identical to mine. I don't have a screw cap, but as you say, a sponge or bung will do the job.

Will give it a go.
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I got so fed up with my log getting clogged on a regular basis that I take it out every time I leave the boat.
It is a simple job BUT you need to be prepared with the blank cap. Unscrew it and lift it out with one hand and put the blank on quickly with the other hand. then mop up the water. I keep and sponge and an ince cream container handy for this. Dont be surprised with the speed that the water rushes in. Thats why you need to be prepared!
One other thing...do it when you are stationary.
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