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Spring prep

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Re: Spring prep

Postby Ramsport47 » March 24th, 2015, 6:34 am

AaHubb wrote:SHINEY! but what's that white stuff outside, I don't recognize it.

That's a little Winter Rain leftover...it's slowly disappearing. Thankfully, I store in a heated building so I don't have to wait on weather to do what I want/need to do
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Re: Spring prep

Postby Boathooked » March 25th, 2015, 10:04 am

So how does one polish the hull when it is IN the water? We do not haul out here every year in GA like our northern brethren.
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Re: Spring prep

Postby waybomb » March 25th, 2015, 12:07 pm

Beach it? But I would not use electric - only by hand.

When we had our boat in California and in Maryland, we still pulled the boat once a year and put her on stands for inspection and waxing and other chores, like bottom painting, replacing boot striping, checking cutlass bearings, etc.
You might want to consider doing this as well.
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Re: Spring prep

Postby Washopay » March 26th, 2015, 6:02 pm

Ramsport47 wrote:Washopay, condition of the gelcoat will dictate what steps you'll need to do. If it has a shine to it, start with 3M Imperial compound, then follow up with 3m Perfect-it 2 and finish with 3m Finesse-it 2. After those steps, use a good marine wax (marine waxes, although similar to automotive waxes DO last longer when in the elements continuously...I tested this where I work). I use Meguires Flagship wax and it does a phenominal job!

Thanks for this.

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