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Old 09-04-2015, 11:02 PM   #21
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Sigh.

All these shiny unused boats plying our waterways.

I wonder if you worry as much about cleaning your cars or roofs?

Yep to both. Take pride in my/our vehicles be it boats or cars.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:07 PM   #22
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Sigh.

All these shiny unused boats plying our waterways.

I wonder if you worry as much about cleaning your cars or roofs?
How exactly does an "unused boat" ply the waters?

And yes I wash my car.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:08 PM   #23
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I'm kinda partial to brown mustaches
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:25 PM   #24
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I'm kinda partial to brown mustaches

LMAFO!!
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:54 PM   #25
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Shhhhh!! Don't laugh, Ollie! That's REALLY him!
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Oxalic acid should be available in any marine, paint or hardware store. I expect any of the other suggestions will work as well.
Rejex does seem to be the best coating to prevent it's return.
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Old 09-05-2015, 01:34 AM   #27
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Shhhhh!! Don't laugh, Ollie! That's REALLY him!
D'oh I've been shamed. Now, according to ancient mustache code, I must shave it off
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:16 AM   #28
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I'm kinda partial to brown mustaches
This would make a great GIF!
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:52 AM   #29
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Old 09-05-2015, 07:03 AM   #30
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Sigh.

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I wonder if you worry as much about cleaning your cars or roofs?

" Run she might. Shine she must!"
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:31 AM   #31
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This would make a great GIF!
Note to self: ponder retribution...idea #1) acquire sturgeon head from FlyWright and place in deepest, dankest, most inaccessible corner in menzies bilge.
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:05 AM   #32
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A couple times a season I go around the boat in the dinghy and spay on Instant Hull cleaner. No scrubbing or even touching required. Takes about 10 minutes.

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Old 09-07-2015, 02:52 PM   #33
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Lemon juice works fine. If you get some in your eyes, you won't go blind. Most of the acid products suggest goggles, gloves, masks, etc.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:05 PM   #34
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I'd avoid Barkeepers Friend ( a great product ) if you can, too abrasive. The toilet bowl cleaners are typically less so and just as effective.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:40 PM   #35
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I just walked in the door and sat down to see this post after driving home from Sidney BC an hours worth of thick fog in a lot of tight places and a lot of traffic 6 hours in total back to Vancouver .
As i left the dock this morning the crew aboard a 80 Ocean Alexander was just giving me a hand with the ropes when they asked what i did.
i make soap like lots.3000 cases a day of a mixed bag
They asked about bilge cleaner i said yes but am in charge of the more complicated stuff like brown stain remover sewage treatment and a bunch of other marine products.
Their eyes lit up and asked me to look at the bow of their ship that they just payed some detailer to clean the brown stuff off .
OMG they had stripped the wax all off. i think even cut the gel coat and to fix they had started to buff and rewax This was a sweet 3 year old ship that bastardized and still half covered with the brown stain
Suggestion to all; buy a product intended for the purpose I make a lot of toilet bpwl cleaner.
You can use it to wash your boat and to flush your engine like Salt A but would i, knowing what i do about chemicals...NOT
Would i take a chance on a 2+ mil boat...NOT
A 30 buck bottle of proper stuff lasts more than a year. How much do you spend every trip on booze. Just venting

Yup when they get back to me i will give them a free bottle with the condition they take pics before and after and tell their friends .
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:42 PM   #36
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I spray on 25% solution muriatic acid (any hardware store or pool supply). Rinse off when the stain is gone. Never had a problem if it's a calm morning. Three coats of fleetwax in the spring keeps it pretty clean.
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A gelled acid cleaner, such as Mary Kate On and Off Gel or Davis FSR, is very effective at removing the brown tannin stains and is a lot easier to use on vertical surfaces than liquids.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:48 PM   #38
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I just walked in the door and sat down to see this post after driving home from Sidney BC an hours worth of thick fog in a lot of tight places and a lot of traffic 6 hours in total back to Vancouver .
As i left the dock this morning the crew aboard a 80 Ocean Alexander was just giving me a hand with the ropes when they asked what i did.
i make soap like lots.3000 cases a day of a mixed bag
They asked about bilge cleaner i said yes but am in charge of the more complicated stuff like brown stain remover sewage treatment and a bunch of other marine products.
Their eyes lit up and asked me to look at the bow of their ship that they just payed some detailer to clean the brown stuff off .
OMG they had stripped the wax all off. i think even cut the gel coat and to fix they had started to buff and rewax This was a sweet 3 year old ship that bastardized and still half covered with the brown stain
Suggestion to all; buy a product intended for the purpose I make a lot of toilet bpwl cleaner.
You can use it to wash your boat and to flush your engine like Salt A but would i, knowing what i do about chemicals...NOT
Would i take a chance on a 2+ mil boat...NOT
A 30 buck bottle of proper stuff lasts more than a year. How much do you spend every trip on booze. Just venting

Yup when they get back to me i will give them a free bottle with the condition they take pics before and after and tell their friends .
So what's the name of the "proper stuff?"
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So what's the name of the "proper stuff?"
Diluted acid marked up 1000% with the word "marine" on the label.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:33 PM   #40
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A gelled acid cleaner, such as Mary Kate On and Off Gel or Davis FSR, is very effective at removing the brown tannin stains and is a lot easier to use on vertical surfaces than liquids.
You should have samples of Sea Solve
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