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Old 09 September 2011, 13:10   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Make: RIBTEC 655
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 150
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Hull Cleaning

I took a day out to spend cleaning the hull on my Valiant today, it was sat in a river for 5 years before I got it and was black, well, still is in places. I've used Y-10 to get the worst of it off and will get my polisher out to get the rest off with a fine compound, only problem is having to work underneath in a confined space - any ideas?

It also has a fair few blisters in the gel, I'm happy to fix them, but again, access is a problem, the tubes have a limited life and it's off for a seam repair next week with a view to re tubing in a couple of years so I my have the opportunity to turn it over and do all the work then, I think/hope it's worth all the work.
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Old 09 September 2011, 17:11   #2
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin & Enniscrone
Boat name: K'adů
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki 300
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jack it up and pull the trailer out. use a few beer barrels and some scrap 9 x 4 under the keel. you can even tilt it from side to side.

Take it easy ....but, take it all the way.
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