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Old 01-08-2018, 05:24 PM   #21
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Interesting ideas...I was contemplating wiping everything down with Mineral Spirits and a quantity of disposable rags.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:04 PM   #22
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I filled a portable garden sprayer with Krud Kutter. Sprayed the bilge. Let it sit for a couple of hours. Rinsed with hose and long handled stiff brush. There are going to be inaccessible spots that need scrubbing. It is water based and biodegradable but don't chuck the rinse water in a waterway.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:41 PM   #23
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Interesting ideas...I was contemplating wiping everything down with Mineral Spirits and a quantity of disposable rags.
I'm not sure I'd want to use mineral spirits in a fiberglass hull. It seems to me that the surfaces are a bit porous and mineral spirits are flammable. I've used mineral spirits in steel and aluminum hulls where I can be sure the last bits evaporate fully. Maybe a water based solvent like Klean-Strip Prep-All Waterbased Panel Wipe
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Thanks for the responses, I was off line due to a lightning strike frying our modem.
My Karcher washer has a detergent spray feature I can use to pre-wet areas, before using more forceful spray. I`m inclined to try that first,with some degreaser on hand too, accepting there will still be some manual cleaning. I need to look after my back and not provoke known issues and want to avoid contorted body positions.
The IG has ss trays under each engine and gearbox to catch any leaks,I don`t doubt the dirt has an oil component build up, but not as the main problem. There are also large lift out ER "roof" panels,so steam is a possibility if the Karcher attack doesn`t work out.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:38 PM   #25
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Second the suggestion on dishwasher soap. Cheap, effective, and cuts grease like crazy. But haul the boat, pull the plug, and do it on land if you’ve got a big mess down there.
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You guys have plugs in your hulls? Not here...
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