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Old 26 November 2013, 06:05   #1
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Looking at all the refurb posts on here, especially the RIB 4 Macmillan it has got me embarrassed about the state of my yellow stained hull with a few knocks here and there - most before I owned her, and seem to be from bad recovery's.

Last season I removed most of the yellow staining, and it looked well for a few months, and I have filled and sanded some of the knocks but they are still very noticeable and proud of the original hull - so I want to get a professional finish.

Has anyone had any experience of any companies who could give my hull some general loving Clean, Fill, Sand, Polish, Wax? preferably in the north west?

I thought about doing it myself, and it looks so easy if you can flip the hull - but I cant, as don't want or have the tools to remove motor, fuel, and all the other little bits, so with it stuck on a road trailer makes this very hard.
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Old 26 November 2013, 06:15   #2
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Looking at all the refurb posts on here, especially the RIB 4 Macmillan it has got me embarrassed about the state of my yellow stained hull with a few knocks here and there - most before I owned her, and seem to be from bad recovery's.

Last season I removed most of the yellow staining, and it looked well for a few months, and I have filled and sanded some of the knocks but they are still very noticeable and proud of the original hull - so I want to get a professional finish.

Has anyone had any experience of any companies who could give my hull some general loving Clean, Fill, Sand, Polish, Wax? preferably in the north west?

I thought about doing it myself, and it looks so easy if you can flip the hull - but I cant, as don't want or have the tools to remove motor, fuel, and all the other little bits, so with it stuck on a road trailer makes this very hard.
I don't know any companies but to save money you could do part of it yourself.

Oxalic acid to remove the staining, Rubbing compound and waxing can be done with boat on the trailer just hard work lying on your back. I did this myself over a couple of weekends. Attached the trailer to the car and reversed the winch to push the boat a foot and a half off the back of the trailer to get to the hull where it sits on the rollers.

Get the professionals to sort out the dings
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I've attempted bits in the past, and its that cold / awkward / wet / windy or time consuming that the end result isn't what I am looking for...

Just need to find the professionals ...
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Or a better working environment. It would be so much easier on a jig where the boat could be lifted and tilted slightly.
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Hi Steve

There is a guy at Bridge House Marina, Garstang. I cannot remember the contact details at the moment but will look them up and let you know later.

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The contact details of the lad at Bridge House Marina is - Alistair Bancroft, email arbancroft@yahoo.co.uk, tel 07989 282905.
He has done some work for me in the past and has been good and not too expensive.

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Thanks for all the names and numbers!

I am going to try and get this done myself over the next few weekends, pick up the tools and parts I need.

I had another look and the knocks arent as bad as i remember.
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