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Having seen more than my fair share of seagull droppings on the rocks along Lake Michigan, the first thing I thought seeing that deck was bird poop. That deck is a stopping ground for birds. The inside may not have been opened for a very long time.

What I don't get is why post the updated pictures as is? Why not take it over to a seawall, power wash the deck, clean the mold & mildew from the interior, then take the new pics. You can still be honest about the condition and keep the price down (just add the cost of cleaning).

With the new pictures they posted, the boat becomes more of a Ripley's candidate than a boat seriously for sale.
Maybe the salesman wants to buy it really cheap?
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Having seen more than my fair share of seagull droppings on the rocks along Lake Michigan, the first thing I thought seeing that deck was bird poop. That deck is a stopping ground for birds. The inside may not have been opened for a very long time.

What I don't get is why post the updated pictures as is? Why not take it over to a seawall, power wash the deck, clean the mold & mildew from the interior, then take the new pics. You can still be honest about the condition and keep the price down (just add the cost of cleaning).

With the new pictures they posted, the boat becomes more of a Ripley's candidate than a boat seriously for sale.
Well, as an old realtor might do..... just advertise it as "too new for photo; must see!"
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Re: This stuff drives me nuts....

What you see, jeff, is the difference between Texas and NZ.

In Texas, you're allowed to take an old war horse out back and put it down, even if it isn't yours. In NZ, apparently they don't allow that mercy.

Maybe there's a real good excuse. Or maybe we just need to use the word "wastrel" more often.
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Re: This stuff drives me nuts....

You guys are whiners. The solution is:
Scrubbing Bubbles. I use it on everything.
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Re: This stuff drives me nuts....

Hey Bob, will that stuff embrittle my old foulies?

Seriously, they used to be yellow, they're a much more sedate grungy gray by now and refuse to change. I had been thinking about trying that stuff but wondered what it might do to old plastic?
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Hey Bob, will that stuff embrittle my old foulies?

Seriously, they used to be yellow, they're a much more sedate grungy gray by now and refuse to change. I had been thinking about trying that stuff but wondered what it might do to old plastic?
Have you tried pressure washing them with a lower power pressure washer? I wash my fire retardant coveralls with a pressure washer, and if they get really bad I use a little gasoline on the greasy spots and then pressure wash them with tide. Then run them through the washing machine. Of course gasoline is not good for plastics, but tide and a pressure washer does wonders for stuff you would not think it would help.
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Pressure washer, interesting idea. Unfortunately that's probably a $25++ experiment to go out and rent one for the occassion. :-(
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Re: This stuff drives me nuts....

That's about what our boat looked like when the last owner bought it, except ours had holes drilled in the decks for interior cabinetry. With some work, she'll come back around provided there isn't any structural damage that came with the neglect.

If the boat really is worth $50k, someone that buys her for $25k and spends another $2k to have someone scrub her out will go a long way. In the grand scheme of buying the boat, it's a small price to pay and will take it further than you'd expect.
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Pressure washer, interesting idea. Unfortunately that's probably a $25++ experiment to go out and rent one for the occassion. :-(
Think outside the bun, take the foulies to one of those carwashes that you put quarters in and lay them out on the tailgate of your pickup, then wash them. Now if you do not have a pickup truck you are just screwed...
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