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Old 08 March 2013, 16:42   #1
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POLISHING THE KEEL OF A RIB? GOOD or BAD IDEA!

Is it a good idea to clean or polish the underneath of your RIB? I have heard differing thoughts on the subject. I am cleaning my Rib and tubes for the new season. I have cleaned the top but not too sure about the bottom.
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It depends what you're cleaning and how you're cleaning it - expand a bit and we'll give you food for thought!

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I use Ciff to clean my hull. Seems to do a good job with no adverse effects as yet.
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Cleaning is obviously a good idea but polishing is a bit OCD.
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Cleaning is obviously a good idea but polishing is a bit OCD.
Oh dear ,,, I wash mine down after every trip and polish every 3rd/ 4th or so. Used all year round and still like new: it OCD Jeff
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Oh dear ,,, I wash mine down after every trip and polish every 3rd/ 4th or so. Used all year round and still like new: it OCD Jeff
Every 3rd or 4th trip is probably just mild OCD; every single trip would be bonker-roony.
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My name is Peter and a buff my hull......OCD?...yep, help needed.... ;-)
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So what's the best hull polish? I use turtle car wax but I have read in a few places car wax may actually slow the hull down or something like that?
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Keeping a hull clean is easier if it is polished and waxed now and then.

As Nugent and the refurb squad will tell you, it's amazing how much a little TLC will add to the value of a RIB...
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So what's the best hull polish? I use turtle car wax but I have read in a few places car wax may actually slow the hull down or something like that?
Polish and Wax are not the same thing, although the terms are occasionally used interchangeably by youngsters and newbies

Polish/ing is mildly abrasive and needs to be followed by Wax/ing which is a protective barrier.

It is a confusing area and no doubt I am, as ever, confused. The use of the terms floor polish and shoe polish for what are effectively, waxes, has to complicate the matter.
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OCD and proud lol
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Defo no OCD as I have never polished my hull as I am with the understanding that a polished hull makes the water stick and can slow it down , as with a clean but not polished hull makes the water aria rate down the hull making it less sticky .
But I would suspected that the difference is so little that you won't even notice it !
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Defo no OCD as I have never polished my hull as I am with the understanding that a polished hull makes the water stick and can slow it down , as with a clean but not polished hull makes the water aria rate down the hull making it less sticky .
But I would suspected that the difference is so little that you won't even notice it !
That's right. This clean hull/polished hull thing is a hotly contested, never-ending debate in performance yachting. Just remember: time spent polishing a hull could be time spent watching YouTube.
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...or RIBnetting
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...or RIBnetting
or RIBnetting..!
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does a polished hull help you skim over rocks any easier?
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does a polished hull help you skim over rocks any easier?
It is possible I suppose but do beware while out ribbing of donning them there B.S. suits, as the Black shadow that's emitted from them does seem to have a Pied Piper effect on fellow wearers and apparently obscures Big F**K off light houses warning of the impending rocks... and Big'uns at that
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It is possible I suppose but do beware while out ribbing of donning them there B.S. suits, as the Black shadow that's emitted from them does seem to have a Pied Piper effect on fellow wearers and apparently obscures Big F**K off light houses warning of the impending rocks... and Big'uns at that
I thought it was sandbanks they were drawn to!!

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I thought it was sandbanks they were drawn to!!

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not with all that damage to there skeggs and props.

Nice Lighthouse though http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulsfl...1004/lightbox/
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