Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 20 June 2007, 12:16   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Nr Tring
Boat name: Braveheart
Make: Porters Renegade
Length: 6m +
Engine: Tohatsu 140
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
Dunno what a Vincent eye shadow is but my boat is my pride and joy

Plus I've got too much time on hands and not enough dough so polishing my boat and car is cheap and keeps me out of trouble.
If you are ever short of things to wash and polish I have two cars and a soon a boat - if you are ever this way!!!
__________________

__________________
Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Sarah G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 June 2007, 13:25   #12
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Are you guys doing his everytime you use the boat? All that detergent is probably doing more harm than good. It's a boat, not a 1930's Vincent Black Shadow. If it's had a coat of tube protector and polish etc pre-season, it should only need re-doing once or twice throughout the season. Personally, I give it a good old hosing after use and flush the lump for 10 mins, let it dry a bit and chuck the cover back on. By applying detergent everytime, you're stripping all the protection off. In my view.
One can never spend too much time polishing

Mollers I believe your correct with not putting too much detergent on. Fairy Liquid contains salt and does an excellent job of stripping any old polish off, therefore you will need to polish again if you clean this way. I would have thought the abrasiveness of the English channel would have done its best as well to get any polish off as well. Therefore for me a good clean to get things back to basics then a polish afterwards is the best solution. Yes its a pain but in the long run its worth it. IMHO. I treat my oldish cars the same and get plenty of compliments so it must be working.

I may not know much about fixing engines or boats but I think I know a lot about keeping things looking new
__________________

__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 June 2007, 13:42   #13
Member
 
rickuk3's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leighton Buzzard
Boat name: Phoenix
Make: Osprey Eagle
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 75hp
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah G View Post
If you are ever short of things to wash and polish I have two cars and a soon a boat - if you are ever this way!!!
Biggles,
when you have finished doing Sarah's I'm 10 miles up the road so you are welcome to pop over and do my 2 cars, 1 rib, 5 narrowboats if you want
Richard
__________________
rickuk3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 June 2007, 14:13   #14
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickuk3 View Post
Biggles,
when you have finished doing Sarah's I'm 10 miles up the road so you are welcome to pop over and do my 2 cars, 1 rib, 5 narrowboats if you want
Richard
Best get my skates on then.
__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 June 2007, 14:26   #15
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
Best get my skates on then.
you should go into business during your spare time/time off, i have some items needing polishing here for sure and we are just down the road.

beer chits or beer would work!
__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2010, 16:46   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: pwllheli
Boat name: titanic
Make: evo stick
Length: 3m +
Engine: flintstone
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3
Is it ok to use car products on my zodiac

Is it ok, to use autosmart rubber & trim polish on my zodiac yachtliner?, tried it on a small piece, really looks great, but unsure of the long term affect???
__________________
llyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2010, 16:49   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by llyn View Post
Is it ok, to use autosmart rubber & trim polish on my zodiac yachtliner?, tried it on a small piece, really looks great, but unsure of the long term affect???
Is it ok to dig up a 3yo thread?

I prefer Polymarine inflatable boat protectorant. Good UV protection and not too slippery.
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2010, 16:58   #18
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,113
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Is it ok to dig up a 3yo thread?
Well surely preferable to starting yet another "how best to clean / polish my rib" thread.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2010, 17:09   #19
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Polwart View Post
Well surely preferable to starting yet another "how best to clean / polish my rib" thread.
Some of those names are a blast from the past!
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2010, 17:30   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: bedford
Make: tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: outboard 60hp merc
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 210
Could I ask, which county you are in as one of my local villages is called Oakley?

Davej
__________________

__________________
davej is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.