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Old 16 October 2012, 18:05   #1
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Pressure washers

Petrol v Electric...

ebay has 5.5HP petrol units for 190

Or there are a huge variety of electric ones from 99.00.

What's going to have the power to get the grime off a hull...?
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Old 16 October 2012, 18:18   #2
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I have had both - a Nilfisk electric one (current) and an ebay petrol one (deceased). Petrol one was very noisy, and vibrated around so much when I used it in the marina I had to lash it down to prevent it from falling in the water. It was also pretty heavy to lug around. I prefer the electric one, and I have a generator should I wish to use it where there isn't any power.
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Old 16 October 2012, 18:20   #3
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Petrol v Electric...

ebay has 5.5HP petrol units for 190

Or there are a huge variety of electric ones from 99.00.

What's going to have the power to get the grime off a hull...?
Cosco usually have some good deals on and I would go leccy
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The nozzle fitted also has quite a bearing on how effective it is at getting the grime off.
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The nozzle fitted also has quite a bearing on how effective it is at getting the grime off.
What ever make you have to use the turbo nozzle works a treat just did mine last wend

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Old 16 October 2012, 18:35   #6
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What ever make you have to use the turbo nozzle works a treat just did mine last wend

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My Nilfisk has an adjustable nozzle which is very handy.
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I have always used Karcher:

Karcher UK | Home

But if you get one make sure it has this lance with it.... Awesome

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Quality products. Even if it means increasing your budget some-what, get something that produces at least 140 bar. Second-hand is fine, but check the auto-start stop works (with water flow on), it doesn't leak and it achieves operating pressure. Petrol ones are usually higher pressure, usually hot water steam units, and most will have had a hard life in commercial sector washing lorries dawn till dusk!

Regards shifting grime, a small deck scrubber and mild detergent works wonders, then use the Karcher.
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I have a Nilfisk and can't fault it.
Always seem to come tops in reviews in various magazines.

If you keep an eye out in machine mart they sometimes have offers on. Mine came with a free wet and dry hoover that would have been 70
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Worth a look here, bought a few things from there now and they are great.
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