Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 21 June 2012, 16:49   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Birchington
Boat name: Moneypenny
Make: Avon SR 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 90
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 182
cleaning SR4.7 hull

Hi chaps

Just picked up an SR 4.7 bare boat but it has been on a reservoir from new and has limescale on the hull. Can anyone reccommend a solution / cleaner to clean this off?

Cheers
__________________

__________________
woody73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2012, 17:28   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,020
Congratulations buddy!

I don't know about lime scale but I tried to polish a white hull for ages once because it was brown due to lake water, I couldn't shift it so I took it for a blast in the sea and it came back white
__________________

__________________
whisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2012, 17:46   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Make: RIBTEC 655
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 150
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,157
Here is a before and after picture of my old Valiant that had spend 5 years in a river without being taken out. I used Y10 and it did a fantastic job, just brushed it on then washed it off.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0888.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	141.0 KB
ID:	69566   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1079.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	122.1 KB
ID:	69567  
__________________
thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2012, 17:56   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Surrey
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 146
Snap - I also got hold of a SR4.7 earlier this year that had spent all it's life on an Oxfordshire reservoir and was covered in limescale.
The sailing instructors from the reservoir mentioned using brick cleaning acid but I was a bit concerned about the damage it may cause to the Hypalon and GRP.

I tried many different products but Starbrite Boat Bottom Cleaner worked best.

http://www.rib-shop.com/product.asp?...k=yes&P_ID=572

It is still hard work, I found the best way of doing it was to pour a small amount of the cleaner into a bowl and then using a small/medium size brush constantly work it in to the limescale agitating the brush all the time. Concentrated on a small area at a time, couple of hours per day for about a week but it removed all traces of the stuff. It took two bottles of Starbrite to get rid of it all.
__________________
A.C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2012, 17:57   #5
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Oxalic acid/wallpaper paste might work.


I think it's the same active ingredient as the starbrite? Either way, the acid won't damage the hypalon.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2012, 11:39   #6
AJ.
RIBnet supporter
 
AJ.'s Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warwickshire
Boat name: Impulse
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 140
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,020
Another boat! Are you going for a mini armada down there.

Congrats Keith
__________________
AJ. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2012, 13:21   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Birchington
Boat name: Moneypenny
Make: Avon SR 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 90
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by A.C. View Post
Snap - I also got hold of a SR4.7 earlier this year that had spent all it's life on an Oxfordshire reservoir and was covered in limescale.
The sailing instructors from the reservoir mentioned using brick cleaning acid but I was a bit concerned about the damage it may cause to the Hypalon and GRP.

I tried many different products but Starbrite Boat Bottom Cleaner worked best.

http://www.rib-shop.com/product.asp?...k=yes&P_ID=572

It is still hard work, I found the best way of doing it was to pour a small amount of the cleaner into a bowl and then using a small/medium size brush constantly work it in to the limescale agitating the brush all the time. Concentrated on a small area at a time, couple of hours per day for about a week but it removed all traces of the stuff. It took two bottles of Starbrite to get rid of it all.
Thats where I have just got mine from so its exactly the same limescale!!
Thanks for your help, did you get the engine running on yours, I went for that one but you beat me to it !!
__________________
woody73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2012, 14:02   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Birchington
Boat name: Moneypenny
Make: Avon SR 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 90
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by whisper View Post
Congratulations buddy!

I don't know about lime scale but I tried to polish a white hull for ages once because it was brown due to lake water, I couldn't shift it so I took it for a blast in the sea and it came back white
Hi Whisper

Yeah well chuffed, it's nowhere near as clean as yours but all cosmetic. just needs a load of elbow grease and some gel repairs and it will look really tidy.

Unfortunately it has to go under wraps for a few months now until I finish my Attaque which is coming on really well. I have just put a complete new deck in and am moulding my new console next week. I will have to put some piccies on here.

Cheers mate
__________________
woody73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2012, 14:07   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Birchington
Boat name: Moneypenny
Make: Avon SR 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 90
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by AJ. View Post
Another boat! Are you going for a mini armada down there.

Congrats Keith
Hey Alex

Yes finally got my 4.7, it's built like a tank!! Got loads of scrubbing to do if you and Sarah fancy a weekend in sunny Margate!! Only joking, catch up soon
__________________
woody73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2012, 14:09   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Birchington
Boat name: Moneypenny
Make: Avon SR 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 90
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 182
Anybody know how to convince the wife that we do actually need two boats!!!
__________________

__________________
woody73 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 07:41.


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