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Old 29 June 2008, 14:26   #1
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Leaving rib on mooring and washing..

Have mine on a mooring for the last 5 weeks.
Used it a good few times.

Must haul it onto trailer in next week or 2 to wash the bottom.

Hull has antifoul so shouldn't be too bad.
Probably be some bit of dirt on tubes. Would there be much after 5/6 weeks?
Will it come off easy with a hose and a scrub with a sponge??
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Would there be much after 5/6 weeks?
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Old 29 June 2008, 17:50   #3
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what do you recommend to clean it?i

But it will wash off like new?
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A bottle of Cif and a 3M green scouring pad should do it.
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Old 29 June 2008, 18:06   #6
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A bottle of Cif and a 3M green scouring pad should do it.
i have rib revieve that should do it?

Will the tubes come out clean like new??
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i have rib revieve that should do it? Will the tubes come out clean like new??
Yes that should be fine, I would do it as soon as the boat comes out of the water so it doesn't dry on. We left the club rib on a mooring for 4 seeks one year. Had to use a piece of 4x2 to scrape the barnacles off, but if you have an antifouled hull the GRP shold be okay and the tubes will scrub with a pan cleaner etc. Don't leave it too long though we are at the height of the growing season with warm waters at the mo.

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Hull has antifoul so shouldn't be too bad.
Probably be some bit of dirt on tubes. Would there be much after 5/6 weeks?
Will it come off easy with a hose and a scrub with a sponge??
We keep nearly all of our boats in the water and anti fouled. The RIBs generally come our about every 3 months for engine service and clean. Although we use a jet wash they are pretty easy to clean. As already said, attack the boat as soon as it comes out of the water with fresh water.

I learnt the hard way that high quality anti foul and carfeul preperation is the best solution here. Saves a lot of time and effort in the long run.
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I didn't bother anti fouling until about three weeks ago. I used to take the boat out every three weeks or so to scrub it, was a bit of a nightmare. I use a green scourer and a good scrubbing brush. Usually lots of weed and "hair" but not many barnacles. Hopefully now its antifouled I won't have to do it so often!
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I didn't bother anti fouling until about three weeks ago. I used to take the boat out every three weeks or so to scrub it, was a bit of a nightmare. I use a green scourer and a good scrubbing brush. Usually lots of weed and "hair" but not many barnacles. Hopefully now its antifouled I won't have to do it so often!
Was there much on the tubes and was it hard to get off?

you put anything on tubes?
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