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Rogue Wave 11 August 2009 05:38

Handy Hints and Tips
 
Just thought I'd strat a thread where we could punch maybe hints and tips for making ribbing easier

her goes Keep your Sikaflex cool It lasts longer

Heart-trouble 11 August 2009 07:12

hope someone comes up with an easy way of cleaning the undersideof the hull of weed and stuff!

walruz 11 August 2009 08:13

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Originally Posted by Heart-trouble (Post 309446)
hope someone comes up with an easy way of cleaning the undersideof the hull of weed and stuff!

Hydrochloric Acid (around 15%). That's what I use about 3 or 4 times a season and my rib is kept on a mooring for 8 months. It's about a 10 - 15 minute job. Spray on, leave a few minutes and then wipe off with a deck scubber. Reapply to the few patches that need it.

Ian

PS it's the same stuff used to keep all the quays and steps around here clear of weed.

PeterM 11 August 2009 08:15

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Originally Posted by walruz (Post 309453)
Hydrochloric Acid (around 15%). That's what I use about 3 or 4 times a season and my rib is kept on a mooring for 8 months. It's about a 10 - 15 minute job. Spray on, leave a few minutes and then wipe off with a deck scubber. Reapply to the few patches that need it.

Ian

I got 3 teenage lads with Dive masks & scourers to clean mine (in the water) in return for a 10 minute spin round swanage bay !

My only hint & tip - Dont eat yellow snow........

walruz 11 August 2009 08:20

=)

I like your method BR. BUT. The wife isn't interested and I can't find any other suckers. YET.

Ian

alystra 11 August 2009 10:32

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Originally Posted by Heart-trouble (Post 309446)
hope someone comes up with an easy way of cleaning the undersideof the hull of weed and stuff!

Antifoul the thing. :)

ribraff 11 August 2009 11:17

Don't pat a burning dog?

Heart-trouble 11 August 2009 12:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by alystra (Post 309475)
Antifoul the thing. :)

na

JSP 11 August 2009 12:23

Install a head phone socket into your console connected to the external speaker jack on your radio. Then get a single ear piece head phone.
Still hear your radio at 40 knots.

I've been using this and it's survived the winter.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Single-Sid...d=p3286.c0.m14

karlT 11 August 2009 12:43

Tip
 
Don't pi$$ into the wind! =)


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