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Old 06 October 2013, 14:01   #1
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Cleaning question

Now Ive had my boat at home, Ive spent the day checking it all over.

What do you recommend to clean it with - soap and water, or some sort of cleaning product. Im sure there are loads out there, but wont plain old soap do the job, I dont want to waste money on marketing.

I notice some gunk / crap in the bottom of the bilge area. What can I use to clean this up with so it looks new again like the rest of the boat ? More soap and elbow grease ?
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I just use triplewax car shampoo and elbow grease. Stubborn stains on the hull I use ciff.
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Washing up liquid on hypalon tubes not sure what yours are
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Washing up liquid on hypalon tubes not sure what yours are
Know wonder your hands are so soft and smooth Mick it must be that fairy liquid stuff
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I have a laccy for cleaning
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Fairy and hot water is fine for day to use. Rinse thoroughly as there is salt in it. Stubborn marks or scuffs on the tubes can be shifted with a worn pot scrubber using Fairy Power Spray or CIF (as mentioned by Kerny). Cracking looking boat by the way. Got a cover for winter?
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CIF & Fairy Power Spray mixed together, good hard wearing green scouring pad, elbow grease, lots of tea to sort the tubes n hull, strong mix of fairy for the bilges don't forget to enjoy the rib though, it's needs to be on the water not getting washed in it !!
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Cheers for the advice, you know what its like though with a new toy - while its not in the water all I can do is polish it

Im looking for a good cover maker and will get one as soon as I can.
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Cheers for the advice, you know what its like though with a new toy - while its not in the water all I can do is polish it

Im looking for a good cover maker and will get one as soon as I can.
Quayside & Leisure have been recommended on here before, I'm taking the SR4 there to get a full cover and seats sorted when it comes back from SIT getting new tubes
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....and I'm calling in on them later this week to drop off two seat backs from the Halmatic console on my SR 5.4 for re-covering this week. Highly recommended
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