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Hilarious Pract. Sailor Article testing waterline stain removers

Did anyone laugh as much as I did when reading the latest issue of Practical Sailor? Excerpts from the "Waterline Stain Removers" article...

Three different removers:

"...In large letters it says "Fresh Scent," but goes on to warn "...corrosive...vapor harmful...don't inhale..."

"It appears to be quite concentrated: It has a strong irritating vapor; it dissolved the applicator sponge; and the wind blown spray from rinsing could be felt as pin-sized burns on the skin."

"...It immediately removed all stains but destroyed the applicator sponge in seconds. The small sponge shriveled and fell off the metal applicator handle, turned into a small foaming mushroom on the ground, and dissolved into the dirt. But the boat was shiny white."

I'm glad they are doing the testing, not me! Great magazine! I'll be testing their results this weekend on two projects.. cleaning the waterline (using one of the "Excellent" cleaners) and staining the teak (using a "Good" stain from the Exterior Wood Finishes article).

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Many of the hull cleaners are strong acids or alkalines...

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I am disappointed with PS; I read the Hanse 40 review, what really got me was the paragraph how they tested the hull construction by sailing and tacking in 15 kts and because there was no creaking, noises, and the hull did not bend or twist, it was top quality construction. Is that the standard today? Un-xxxxing-real!!!! I do not have it here or I wold quote it. Labatt, do you have it?
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Damn...my boat must be real good, then..it only squeals above 30 knots..

squeel pig squeel pig....

Ahh I gotta see that....please post it....Hanse..huh??
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Damn...my boat must be real good, then..it only squeals above 30 knots..

squeel pig squeel pig....
HAHAHAH!!! Giu, a request, a "See Giu yell 'squeel pig squell' sailing in 30 kts" video!
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I'd second the video request.
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HAHAHAH!!! Giu, a request, a "See Giu yell 'squeel pig squell' sailing in 30 kts" video!

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Well since you requested.....I had this video to show on a different venue as Jeff says....

This was shot in a PS boat review they made on my boat....the boat's a piece of POOPOO (happy Cam?)

That they they also compared the difference between perforated toilet paper and kitchen wipes applications on a mrine environment, by throwing it at raged bulls, and did a test sail differnce between a Valiant from 1234, Pre Colombo, and a modern Swan...the Valiant won...more "chic" and better accepted among the wise "sailneters".......eheheh

here's the video you requested...

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Practical Sailor is sometimes not so practical. I stopped subscribing some time ago over some of their purported "tests" and a lot of the stuff I was not interested in, for the amount of the subsription cost. It seems they've tracked me down somehow as I'm getting e-mail solicitations to renew. I can't but wonder if they're a little tight for readers.

It's not good form to bring up Capt. Blutarski and pigs in a family forum. (g)

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It seems they've tracked me down somehow as I'm getting e-mail solicitations to renew. I can't but wonder if they're a little tight for readers.
Nahh...they just don't have good enough standards....
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hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!



The video, that's good, really good! Thanks Giu.
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