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Finding leaks

In the past I have found leaks, cracks, delaminating using large fans below decks, stuffing all opening and then with joy dishwashing and a hose do the inspection for bubbles n deck But my eyesight is going !

So I am looking for a smoke marker that will not leave a residue. Any ideas?
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Don't think a smoke maker is a good idea, you may not see the smoke coming out and it might mess up the insides. Do what I do, get a set of younger eyes. I just get one of my kids to help out.

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I'd second getting a younger set of eyes... Smoke can be a big mess.
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It sounds like the "eyes" have it. I'll use my son's.
Thanks for help thinking this through.
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"joy dishwashing and a hose"
Tom, I find the bubbles get bigger and stick around longer if you mix the dishwater in a bucket and then slop it on deck, section by section, working your way aft and watching one section at a time. Patience--and avoiding the glare of noon light--helps greatly.
Needless to say--the deck becomes slick and dangerous until all the suds are washed off.
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Absolutely ! Thanks... I will have my son perhaps my grandson do the deed rather than me.
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