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Old 11-13-2017, 04:57 AM   #21
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Simi - I got the little compressor from Bunnings and the cheap regulators you linked from ebay. I already had some hosing and various air fittings so it was a simple process.

After testing last weekend I purchased a weight belt and tried again the weekend just gone. Brilliant!!! I was able to clean under the boat perfectly, although the water was still a but chilly. I specifically did it at slack full tide at Jumpinpin so the water was crystal clear and there was not current.

It would be perfect up at Peel with clear water and minimal current.

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.

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Old 11-13-2017, 05:30 AM   #22
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Glad you eventually got back to us.
For a minute I feared my guinea pig had suffered an unfortunate accident.

Sounds like I am pulling the trigger on those bits myself.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:40 AM   #23
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Haha. Yeah I’ve been flat out with work and haven’t had a spare moment to jump of TF for a week or so.
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The electric washers are usually rated about 1800 psi, about 1000 less than gas driven and are cheaply made. The problem I had with a couple models were the seals in the hose and sections of the gun. I couldn't buy just the seals, but the whole gun. Odd size seals and o-rings that I couldn't match up.
If you have a water maker, the high pressure pump may be capable of sending enough water for pressure washing. If you're handy, there isn't much difference in the pumps.
There's a number of 12 volt compressors & tanks on ebay. Made for air horns. If you have a bigger diesel with accessory positions on the gear drive, there's probably a matching compressor available. Often used ones on ebay.
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