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    Things I(39)ve learned from buffing boats-gctid371220

    Annual torture session is done. Buffed the Krab yesterday. The lesson would be never arm wrestle someone who details for a living.

    My forearms are so sore, I can't scratch my nose. Boat looks good though. Due to a spring flood forced early launch last year, it had been two years since I did the hull below the rubrail and it took about 5 hours to get it right.
    Doug
    Hanging Loose
    98 Carver 350 Mariner
    2013-
    KRUSTY KRAB
    2001 305
    5.7 BII
    2006-2013

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    carguy wrote:
    Annual torture session is done. Buffed the Krab yesterday. The lesson would be never arm wrestle someone who details for a living.

    My forearms are so sore, I can't scratch my nose. Boat looks good though. Due to a spring flood forced early launch last year, it had been two years since I did the hull below the rubrail and it took about 5 hours to get it right.
    5hrs isn't bad to rub & wax the hull of 30' boat
    1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
    1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
    Nobody gets out alive.

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      #3
      kwb wrote:
      5hrs isn't bad to rub & wax the hull of 30' boat
      I agree.

      Mine tends to be an all day event.
      Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
      1998 3055 Ciera
      (yes, a 1998)
      Previous boat: 1993 3055
      Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
      Sea Doo XP
      Sea Doo GTI SE
      Life is short. Boats are cool.
      The family that plays together stays together.
      Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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        #4
        ...take two Advil 1 hour BEFORE you start buffing! You will be to sore afterwards to get your hands to your mouth!!!

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          #5
          Go back and do it again. You went too fast if it only took 5 hours. This time show us some pics :-)

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            #6
            Nehalennia wrote:
            Go back and do it again. You went too fast if it only took 5 hours. This time show us some pics :-)
            Lol I agree 5 hrs would be a blessing for me. It took me 3 weekends to get mine I first did 2 coats of oxidation remover with meguiars ( learned you need to remove right after application ) then a coat of polish to clean and final a coat of wax to seal.

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              #7
              5hrs??? My boat is 1 1/2 hrs drive from home. Usually go up with my wife and we start prepping. She gets things on board in order and I start buffing the hull. Obviously she finishes before me and helps by waxing the arch and upper area while I continue on the top side. We sleep at a nearby hotel and start again in the morning. Takes about a day and a half although when we splash we are 99% ready for the season.
              Cheers, Hans
              2007 Carver 41 CMY
              Twin Volvo D6-370
              Montreal, Canada
              Midnight Sun I Photos

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                #8
                MidnightSun wrote:
                Obviously she finishes before me and helps by waxing the arch and upper area while I continue on the top side.
                Thats because she does not take as many beer breaks as you

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                  #9
                  I usually spend 8-10 hrs just buffing out the lower hull on 32-35' boat. Polish and wax is another 6-8 hrs but it does look great and will last for a year....

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                    #10
                    Did mine this weekend. Washed it down with 3m boat wash then I use meguires cleaner wax. I did the top side yesterday took about four hours. Today the fishing buds who are a few years younger than I am did the hull from the rub rail down. Took two of them about 3 hours, all by hand. I do it twice a year. We will take it fishing for the month of May and then do it again the first part of June as part of the clean up after fishing. After that I use the wash and wax soap during the season. I did the 3m oxidation restorer a few years ago and now I find this routine works well. I will admit I am very, very sore and there will be some Advil in my future.

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                      #11
                      YES, it is a lot of work and I only have a 24 footer (Thankfully )

                      I cannot imagine doing it to a 40' yacht

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                        #12
                        I dont know how bad was ur boat but you made a great time .... but last year my capri took me a full day.....I dont even want to imagine how long gonna take for me to do the ciera.....

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                          #13
                          All weekend, and several advil later. Looks great after it's done. Just add water.


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                            #14
                            OMG Patrick, credit to you, that's one fine boat.

                            Alan

                            Melbourne

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                              #15
                              Yea Patrick, he's right: BEAUTIFUL boat

                              What I wouldn't give to have mine looking like that

                              Nice job!

                              Sarah

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