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Old 04-29-2010, 02:00 PM   #21
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Thanks for the update Alan. I'm hauling out in a couple of weeks so Sharpie is on the menu.Sharpies do not seem to be the flavor of the month in Singapore but I've got a lead in one part of the island, hopefully it won't be a fine point marker....

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Old 05-05-2010, 02:33 AM   #22
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Hi Fracis , my boat is in S'pore, too. Were you able to find "Sharpie" markers in S'pore, and if so , where ?

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Old 05-31-2010, 01:18 PM   #23
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Sorry for the slow answer, I googled for Sharpies in S'pore, got a hint in Popular bookstore in Tampines, went there no joy!!! I bought some markers that strongly smelled of ethanol, it may work. I've seen S/V Calliste around. I'm high and dry in Raffles Marina waiting in F.....g Volvo spare parts. If you are around feel free to drop by Charisma in Jeffrey's yard.

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Hi Fracis , my boat is in S'pore, too. Were you able to find "Sharpie" markers in S'pore, and if so , where ?

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Old 10-20-2010, 07:59 PM   #24
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Felt tipped pens work (who invented this "sharpie" word ?) I have been using this method (2 layers) since Jan 2006 and it lasted 2 years in the Far East and Med, but not so good after latest 2 years (1 in Med and 1 in Caribbean) - but nor was my antifouling working properly after 2 years 2009 and 2010
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Felt tipped pens work (who invented this "sharpie" word ?) I have been using this method (2 layers) since Jan 2006 and it lasted 2 years in the Far East and Med, but not so good after latest 2 years (1 in Med and 1 in Caribbean) - but nor was my antifouling working properly after 2 years 2009 and 2010
"Sharpie" is a bit like "Biro" - the brand name has become the generic name. If it's an Australian permanent marker with "no xylene", it most likely will not work if its solvent is an alcohol instead. Sharpies are available in Australia, I understand, but I don't find a reference for them in Singapore.
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Biro was the name of the inventor of the ball point pen :B I R O

Sharpie is merely a brand of disposable tools manufactured by Sanford.

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Biro was the name of the inventor of the ball point pen :B I R O

Sharpie is merely a brand of disposable tools manufactured by Sanford.

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That's what I said. The brand name, BIRO, became the generic name for ball point pens in Australia.

Sharpie the brand name has become the generic name for a permanent marker.
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I have invented a product that will keep barnacles off a boat's inboard propeller.
www.proppak.com

Basically after any underwater service the PropPak underwater propeller cover is easily placed around the boat's propeller. There is a line from the cover to the surface which, when pulled from above the waterline will remove the cover for the propeller exposing a just serviced propeller.

The cover is reusable so after any underwater service simply reinstall. This item is perfect for divers to add to their service. Extending the dive and giving better customer service.

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We had heard about the sharpie as well. When we did our haulout in December we polished up the feathering prop and applied 4 coats of sharpie texta. One application each hour to get a good coat.

It lasted a week

I think we can safely say 'myth busted!' But worth a try

Our next attempt will be the thick lanolin grease applied underwater. Got a tub of the stuff and we're just waiting for a break in the weather to get out to the reef where we're not likely to get bitten in the **** by a croc.

We'll let you know how that goes - the grease - not the croc

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