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post #5 of Old 02-09-2006
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How do you clean the bottom?

I dive with scuba gear to clean our 48'' ketch and use carpet swatches on the bottom. Fuzzy side if you''re just dressing her up and the coarse woven back side if she needs a little more aggressive cleaning (waterline). A paint scraper with a bronze blade gets the hard stuff off the prop and green scotchbrite for polishing. The paint scraper also gets the impeller for the speedo clean. As noted if the paint is ablative don''t worry too much about scrubbing it, you''ll just shorten the life of your bottom job.

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