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Old 12 March 2011, 15:48   #1
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Keeping it shiny shiny!

Hi

We have now bought Montu's humber and its a nice shiny looking boat so it would be nice to keep it that way.

Basically what are the maintenance do's and dont's with ribs apart from the obvious hose down and engine flushing.

are there any must have tube coatings/waxes and what to put in the engine (mercury opti)

Also any "must have" toys/gadgets/accessories

Thanks

Oh and does anyone know any good rib chandlery sites.

I'm a yachty so use force 4 and compass etc that are more sailing oriented
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Old 12 March 2011, 15:57   #2
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There is plenty of info on tube cleaning etc on here. I used the stuff that Rib Shop sell for cleaning my old tubes but TBH I have also tried the fancy UV protector stuff on part of the tubes and it appears to make no difference at all - covering them up is the best way to look after them and inside a garage if possible.
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We have now bought Montu's humber
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Old 12 March 2011, 16:18   #4
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You wont see me tomorow Dan! well you might!

I think we can launch at about 11:00 (weather dependant) =S
Might have to settle for the D by the morning! lol, Either way i'll be out.
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You wont see me tomorow Dan! well you might!

I think we can launch at about 11:00 (weather dependant) =S
Might have to settle for the D by the morning! lol, Either way i'll be out.
See you out there probably....I'm out of the Moorings....call sign??
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Old 12 March 2011, 16:45   #6
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See you out there probably....I'm out of the Moorings....call sign??
Not made one up.
Thinking Roger Rib, confuse the hell out of milford if we ask for a radio check!
pleanty of vicktor vecktors with that name!

Nah rubber duck or something untill a more inovative name comes to mind.
Dont suppose rubber duck is an actualy bird is it?
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Thinking Roger Rib, confuse the hell out of milford if we ask for a radio check!
May Daisy has a ring to it
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Old 12 March 2011, 17:05   #8
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Why can I see this thread taking a total change of direction?
Forbidden boat names thread anyone
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Using a wax, not polish that is for cars usually protects the tubes, it'll leave them very slippy but makes for an easier clean next time round.
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Sorry chewy, but I wouldn't put wax need the tubes... slippery as fuk and a pest if you need to make a repair. As a coating I still stand by Johnson's Klear, You can buy it in Asda. Make sure the tubes are clean and apply three coats on a warmish day. My boat is needing a redo this year but it's three years since it was done last and it's not yet looking too bad.
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