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Old 07 March 2016, 23:57   #11
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Anybody else wash down with a hot pressure washer or simply just hot water ? , seems to me to make good sense to me especially on the trailer as the hot will dissolve the salt ,or maybe there are negatives of this procedure ?
I use a Diesel fired Karcher to wash down the boat & trailer. Turn the temp down to 70deg, turn off the detergent & use carefully. I have a fan nozzle on the lance & use it all over the boat/trailer/tubes/console. Remove the plugs from the ends of the trailer box sections & chuck 'em in the bin, get the lance/hose into the sections & flush thoroughly. Do the brake back plates & stick the lance against the gap between back plate & drum & flush the inside of the drums. Current trailer has disc brakes so all the gubbins are accessible to wash, so much easier. I wash the tubes/console from a couple of metres away so they get a good gentle soaking in warm water. Takes about an hour all in all & gets done after everytime out. On the Etecs I remove the cowls & wash the powerheads with the hose pipe & give them a waft over with silicone spray, they are pristine. Not so sure about the Suzuki, but I still remove the cowl & rinse down inside the lower cowls. Any Suzuki owners out there? - tilt the engine fully & look at the bottom of the power head where the shift rod exits the block, there is an aluminium casting that forms part of the crankcase end, this seems susceptible to corrosion, make sure this gets rinsed off & sprayed.
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I use a Diesel fired Karcher to wash down the boat & trailer. Turn the temp down to 70deg, turn off the detergent & use carefully.........
Then pop into a 'large' barn at gas mark 5 for 4 hrs , remove foil after two hours to brown.

My outside taps run at 8 bar, I blast the crap out of the trailer, but trust more to water volume around the back end and leccy bits. I do wash down thoroughly with mild detergent during winterisation and dry out with a dehume. On coming out of hibernation, everything will be treated with protectorant.



How was the valley?
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Old 08 March 2016, 03:21   #13
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The valley was excellent as usual, murky for first couple of days, plenty of snow, then the sun came out👍
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