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Re: whats the best way to clean a fouled bootstripe?

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Delta_t, any pointers on moving the stripe up? I plan on it next year. I'm sure I can figure it out but any pointers from someone who has already done this would be appreciated.
Every cruiser I know has had to raise the waterline about 6". Several have done it in increments, but most just bite the bullet and go for it. We are in the yard now, doing just that!
Muriatic acid will eat through your skin, eyes or any other body part it touches, plus the fumes are extremely toxic; I would suggest NOT using it if you are not familiar with the stuff. On & Off hull cleaner will do a great job, but you need to use caution as it contains a few dangerous acids; just read the instructions. It also is great for cleaning seawater refer and a/c lines.

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