Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 20 April 2015, 05:59   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bere Peninsular
Make: Seasearch
Length: 4m +
Engine: MarinerMarathon 25
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 60
Cleaning inside/deck of SIB

My new..ish Seasearch 4.2 is starting to look rather grubby inside, with sand, gravel, mud, bits of ragworm, seaweed etc.
I'm not particularly bothered but I am a bit concerned that the sand and gravel might be getting under the aluminium deck and start chafing the PVC.
Am I worrying unnecessarily or is this a real possibility, if so, what do you all do to prevent it?
I was thinking of semi deflating the boat, removing the aluminium deck and power washing the crap out down the drain hole.
Regards
Jim
__________________

__________________
mixyblob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 April 2015, 07:04   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
MMSI: 235074042
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3,570
mixy

for how long it takes strip down get a wet vac and suck all the crap out do it as a routine preventative measure all ways the best way look after it and all should be well plus having a look regularly gives piece of mind.
__________________

__________________
jeffstevens763@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 April 2015, 07:11   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,691
Quote:
Originally Posted by mixyblob View Post
I'm not particularly bothered but I am a bit concerned that the sand and gravel might be getting under the aluminium deck and start chafing the PVC.
Am I worrying unnecessarily or is this a real possibility, if so, what do you all do to prevent it?
I was thinking of semi deflating the boat, removing the aluminium deck and power washing the crap out down the drain hole.
Regards
Jim
Yep, definitely clean out the gravel after each trip to avoid future issues and wear - I do this mostly without removing the floor but you will need to take the floor out every few trips to do it properly.

When I've been to sea I flip the boat on each side to hose down/scrub the base and tubes then flip it up on the cones (near vertical against my Land Rover) and hose down the inside concentrating the hose on the sharp end so it flushes down and out over the transom.

Regarding the floor surface, much easier to put matting/rubber flooring in to protect it and keep it clean this is easily removed.
__________________
Max... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 April 2015, 07:35   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki DF20 EFI
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,275
>>> power washing

Take great care with the power washer.... a hose is good enough.

My Zodiac is inflated/deflated each trip and then the day after an outing it comes out again at home and is inflated for a fresh water wash then dried fully before repacking for next use. Same goes for oars, transom wheels, lifejackets etc.
__________________
Fenlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 April 2015, 11:20   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 813
I use my Honwave 3.5 ae for sea fishing also .
I take the floor out a few times a year and give it a thorough clean out.
However - after every trip to the sea I wash mine it with soapy water.
As it's trailered I use a pole which is the same diameter as the jockey wheel in the jockey wheel clamp .
Once I have rinsed it out thoroughly on the level I elevate the bow and let the remaining water out of the drain hole.
There's always a small amount of water that it stuborn to remove so I put a siphon pump hose under the rear floor board to suck the last few dribbles of water out.
Works a treat.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1429543128488.jpg
Views:	149
Size:	84.2 KB
ID:	104641  
__________________
kaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 April 2015, 03:48   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bere Peninsular
Make: Seasearch
Length: 4m +
Engine: MarinerMarathon 25
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 60
Many thanks for the replies guys, greatly appreciated.
Yesterday I removed the aluminium floor and powerwashed everything (on the gentle setting).
Pleased to report there was no sign of wear and no debris underneath, other than what fell off the floor panels when I removed them.
My new regime will be to Henry out the crap regularly and give it a strip down wash out every so often.
Regards
Jim
__________________

__________________
mixyblob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.