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Old 21 June 2007, 08:10   #1
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Stooopid Sand!

Daft question time. How in the hell do you get sand out of all the parts of a rib. Been out about a dozen times in the past month and have the equivalent of a small beach on board. A lot of it is down in the bilgewell (?? - that part at the back where the bilgepump works from) and is usually under an inch of water. I guess a small dustpan and brush will get most of the main stuff out, but what about down under the water?
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Old 21 June 2007, 08:27   #2
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I use piece of 1" Dia plastic piping with a lid with a nozzle on it which reduces it to a piece of flexible piping then syphon the water and sand out a bit like a fish tanke hoover setup
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Old 21 June 2007, 10:31   #3
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Looks like that thing should be hidden in the bedroom.

How about a wet/dry shop vac and an extension on the nozzle?

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Old 21 June 2007, 10:34   #4
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Looks like that thing should be hidden in the bedroom.

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I nearly posted that and thought that I was the only one with a smutty mind !
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Old 21 June 2007, 12:06   #5
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I use one of these - also useful for it's intended job of sucking up oil.....

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Old 21 June 2007, 12:11   #6
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[QUOTE=jyasaki;206215] Looks like that thing should be hidden in the bedroom.

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