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    Pond Weed
    by Tall Paul ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Tall Paul
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    Thanks for posting about pond weed control.

    Biological Control .. best seems to be Grass Carp reported to eat the weeds, we are still investigating.

    Chemical Control... not allowed to use herbicide as our pond is linked to the River Itchen. However we do use Barley straw extract to control algae.

    Mechanical Control ... motorised cutters etc are far to expensive and you still have to rake up the cut weeds.

    In the end throwing a rake out or placed behind roots by guy in a boat and pulling it in is the best solution for us, so far. one in the boat, two each with a rake and barrow. we cut and collected barrow fulls.

    We continue to use Pond Dye (see biofix and dyofix.co.uk) other shading can be obtained by planting willow trees.

    Weighted black polythene sheets for 6 months at a time has been suggested as has solar powered fountain or air pumping air bubbles as this reduces infestations and oxygenates the water.

    Regards, Tall Paul.
    Tall Paul. Romsey, Hampshire.
    ikseno99
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    Ok guys, I cannot believe that there are no moe ideas out there on irradiating pond weed.
    The sun is making the blanket weed and Hydrilla grow like crazy right now. So apart from hard work etc what are you guys doing?????????
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    Hey, what a coincidence John. What you describe is virtually what we do Use our rescue dinghy with an electric O/B and a Big Alloy Hay Rake. But we run it backwards. The electric O?B turns through 360 deg. so we run stern first with the O/B Pulling us and the big rake over the bow at around 1 metre down. If we get some real heavy stuff we have an I/C engined long handled hedge cutter that we hang off the stern and the rake catches it at the other end. Works a treat and is quite efficient and cost effective. Just needs some man power. Happy sailing Ian,
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    jbkiwi
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    Don't know if you can get a dinghy into the pond with a Seagull silver Century on the back (lots of pulling power) and devise a type of floating rake with fingers the depth you want, and drag it up and down the pond, (they have similar boats here set up with a big rake system on the front). You might be able to get a number of guys to drag it if motors aren't allowed. Check this machine out http://www.envirolands.co.nz/ like a giant barbers clipper. Don't know how clogged your lake is but if it's anything like this lake you may need some serious gear. Carp are by far the best but if you can't use them there it's a problem. http://www.aquaticweedmanagement.nz/ also https://thisnzlife.co.nz/4-ways-weed-waterways/ just a few things to read on weed control methods here, (probably similar there as well)
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    ikseno99
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    Exactly John B It is refreshing to see the informality of a chat with somebody on the opposite side of our world.

    Similarly, if there are more ideas out there I am sure they will be added to the thread
    We both have it our best shot!!!
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    jbkiwi
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    Pond weed. I'm sure if anyone has a solution to removing excess pond weed they will post it under pond weed. We are just filling in time until someone does, not really stopping them. I think it's nice that we are a bit informal and can have a bit of fun (which is what it's all about)
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    Tall Paul
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    Thanks for the info.

    What it requires then is for people who are posting which is not related to pond weed etc to start a new post with a related new subject title.

    Regards, Tall Paul.
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    Tall Paul. Romsey, Hampshire.
    RNinMunich
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    Hi Paul,
    It's not possible to edit thread Subjects I'm afraid๐Ÿค”
    Actually that's a good thing cos otherwise we'd loose track of what belongs to which topic / thread! I s'pose that's why it has been designated a 'Thread'!
    What should happen is that such tangential spin-offs of a thread should migrate to a 'Non-Hobby Chat' thread ASAP.
    Doesn't often happen like that I'm afraid, but then; that's what happens when friends start nattering, Online or for real!๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Tall Paul
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    Hi folks,

    Please could you edit Subject

    As this post was about pond weed and weeding etc

    Many thanks,

    Tall Paul ... needing solutions to tons of pond weed.
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    Tall Paul. Romsey, Hampshire.
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    Hi again, you are probably meaning this one (ex Porirua Wellington coastguard) see history and pics here http://www.coastguardmana.org.nz/waveney. She's been around a bit. Also an Arun class up North which was for sale. Also a Nelson (UK) pilot boat which was also for sale. Another page you might like https://www.coastguard.nz/regions/northern-region/units/howi... Also pic of Brede boat (from that article) We seem to have had a number of UK boats here in the past but now days it seems to be mostly big RIBs. The 2 pics of the red pilot boat are of the 'Waitemata' which was the main pilot boat for about 20 yrs. It is a semi cathedral hull with 2 big surface drives and capable of around 35 knots. Everything in the wheelhouse is spring loaded. I think they have retired her or she's in reserve.
    New boat is Wakatere, a foil cat built here which is Scania powered with Hamilton jet units http://q-west.com/boats/wakatere/. The passenger cat is one of the 3 new NZ built cats for the Waiheke run and harbour runs . Nothing compared to the huge INCATs you have up there ( we did have a similar big cat and huge monohull here for the Cook straight run years ago) but they had to limit their speed through the Queen Charlotte sound to Picton due to the wake, so the speed advantage was useless.
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