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Old 11 August 2009, 06:38   #1
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Handy Hints and Tips

Just thought I'd strat a thread where we could punch maybe hints and tips for making ribbing easier

her goes Keep your Sikaflex cool It lasts longer
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hope someone comes up with an easy way of cleaning the undersideof the hull of weed and stuff!
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hope someone comes up with an easy way of cleaning the undersideof the hull of weed and stuff!
Hydrochloric Acid (around 15%). That's what I use about 3 or 4 times a season and my rib is kept on a mooring for 8 months. It's about a 10 - 15 minute job. Spray on, leave a few minutes and then wipe off with a deck scubber. Reapply to the few patches that need it.

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PS it's the same stuff used to keep all the quays and steps around here clear of weed.
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Hydrochloric Acid (around 15%). That's what I use about 3 or 4 times a season and my rib is kept on a mooring for 8 months. It's about a 10 - 15 minute job. Spray on, leave a few minutes and then wipe off with a deck scubber. Reapply to the few patches that need it.

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I got 3 teenage lads with Dive masks & scourers to clean mine (in the water) in return for a 10 minute spin round swanage bay !

My only hint & tip - Dont eat yellow snow........
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I like your method BR. BUT. The wife isn't interested and I can't find any other suckers. YET.

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Antifoul the thing.
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Still hear your radio at 40 knots.

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