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Old 18 August 2019, 06:05   #1
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Hi all, I've just taken my Honwave T30-AE off the pontoon where it's been for the last few weeks for a clean and a sort out.
There is a certain amount of marine growth below the waterline.
Any advice on how to remove this without damage would be appreciated.
I turned it upside down on the lawn and some of the stuff you can just flick off with your fingernail,but I've a feeling that the old rule might come into play - 10% of the stuff causing 90% of the problems?
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Old 18 August 2019, 06:15   #2
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Power washer?
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Old 18 August 2019, 08:33   #3
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Hi all, I've just taken my Honwave T30-AE off the pontoon where it's been for the last few weeks for a clean and a sort out.
There is a certain amount of marine growth below the waterline.
Any advice on how to remove this without damage would be appreciated.
I turned it upside down on the lawn and some of the stuff you can just flick off with your fingernail,but I've a feeling that the old rule might come into play - 10% of the stuff causing 90% of the problems?
TIE
Regards from Terry.

Generally you need to power wash as soon as the boat comes out of the water and 99% of it will come straight off ............. if you leave it to dry it gets much harder to remove.
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Old 18 August 2019, 14:38   #4
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ShinyShoe, gpsguru, thanks for your advice.
As it turns out because I was able to take stuff off with the mark 1 human thumbnail, I thought I'd give it a go with an expired National Trust card, similar to a credit card.
Using this gently without going mad I'm getting the stuff off.
Seems ok, fingers crossed that I'm not doing any damage, don't think so.
Thanks guys.
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ShinyShoe, gpsguru, thanks for your advice.
As it turns out because I was able to take stuff off with the mark 1 human thumbnail, I thought I'd give it a go with an expired National Trust card, similar to a credit card.
Using this gently without going mad I'm getting the stuff off.
Seems ok, fingers crossed that I'm not doing any damage, don't think so.
Thanks guys.
Regards from Terry.


That seems likely to be a lot more controlled than a pressure washer. Pressure washing risks lifting the seems if used too aggressively.
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