Hey every one i bought my first boat on Saturday and towed it back home 150 miles and thankfully the wheels stayed on the trailer (despite the fact i took out Sea Start trailer rescue), now i have the task of fitting the boat out with everything i need to go boating, so far all i have is boat engine and trailer.
Boats an orange Avon Searider 4.7 metres with a 2 stroke 50HP Evinrude outboard, and was used until about two years ago as a dingy club safety boat, two years ago they upgraded to a bigger boat and since then she's been layed up undercover and only used a few times, although the tubes are a bit faded she's generally in very good condition for her age, there's no patches and only a slight leek in one tube which i believe is leeking from either the valve or the seam, the inside baffles are still intact and dont leek any air between sections. Boat and engine are going to go in for a good service ASAP and i've a whole raft if kit to buy before i'm going anywhere near the sea with it, weekend after next i'm doing my RYA level 2 power boat although i've a bit of experience it will be nice to have the badge too, any advise is most welcomed.
Ok i'll apologise for the silly questions now.... can anyone advise me what to clean the tubes with, although the colours never going to come back can i scrub the tubes with a house hold cleaner like cif to take the dirt, oil and every thing else out, or should i buy a special marine cleaner.
Once again thanks to everyone and big thanks to the trailer wheel bearing Gods for there blessing on Saturday.