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    Pulling my boat out for a good washing.-gctid399087

    This is the first I've rented a slip, I'm going away for a few weeks so I thought this would be a good time to pull the boat out and wash her up.

    I've heard on here to use toilet bowl cleaner to get the scum off. Do I apply it directly to the boat or mix it with some water? Can I use muriatic acid or will it eat away at the gel coat?

    I want to wax her but do I use regular automotive wax? And do I apply it under the water line of the hull?

    I'm going to grease the out drive, is there any other general maintenance I should do while it's out of the water?

    #2
    Spray it down with some TB cleaner and let it set for half hr. then go after it with a HP washer, it peels right off.

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      #3
      Marykate onoff works great. http://www.crcindustries.com/auto/?s=MK2032 Then wax with a quality wax. Not automotive. Try the Shurhold products called Yachtbrite Pro Polish. www.shurhold.com. Awesome.

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        #4
        tank1023 wrote:
        This is the first I've rented a slip, I'm going away for a few weeks so I thought this would be a good time to pull the boat out and wash her up.

        I've heard on here to use toilet bowl cleaner to get the scum off. Do I apply it directly to the boat or mix it with some water? Can I use muriatic acid or will it eat away at the gel coat?

        I want to wax her but do I use regular automotive wax? And do I apply it under the water line of the hull?

        I'm going to grease the out drive, is there any other general maintenance I should do while it's out of the water?
        Muriatic acid works great. No elbow grease needed. I kept the hull of my 99 3055 clean with the stuff for 12 years. I utilized a bug sprayer. I would spray on wait 10 seconds or so then rinse off. Stains were gone.
        Rick Grew

        1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

        2004 Past Commodore
        West River Yacht & Cruising Club

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          #5
          I'm a member of the toilet-bowl cleaner club. Use "The Works" every September when I haul her out for the season. By then the stain is deep brown and 1/8" thick. I squirt The Works directly onto whatever is stained, and it literally erases it in a matter of minutes, rarely needing elbow grease (but I always have a brush handy, just in case). Rinse, dry, wax, good as new.

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            #6
            Thanks for the tips everyone!

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              #7
              The works is CHEAP too VS named Marine products.

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                #8
                Saintjon wrote:
                The works is CHEAP too VS named Marine products.
                Does the Work's have a more specific name ??

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                  #9
                  3 wide wrote:
                  Does the Work's have a more specific name ??
                  The Works is a brand name of toilet bowl cleaner.

                  It's hydrochloric acid in water, basically.

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                    #10
                    ishiboo wrote:
                    The Works is a brand name of toilet bowl cleaner.

                    It's hydrochloric acid in water, basically.
                    Oh, thanks !! Have to try it for touch ups during season.

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