The Farrow Story
The Farrow System® History
In 1988, Nigel Farrow, inventor of The Farrow System®, set out on a journey of discovery. Farrow, the son of an English Dairy farmer, had learned to sail as a boy. As an adult, he had the opportunity to crew aboard a sailing ship owned by his employer, Lloyd’s Underwriting. While involved in the winter maintenance of the vessel, Farrow decided there must be a better way to clean anti-fouling coatings from boat hulls. Over the next ten years, Farrow’s experiments hit many dead ends. Scraping took too much time and labor, and chemical stripping was slow, dangerous and created disposal problems. Media blasting looked promising, but produced clouds of contaminated dust and damaged most surfaces. Then, in the late 1990’s, Farrow tried adding heat to his process.