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You missed a couple of spots... Nice job... How'd you polish the keelbolts??
My Dremel of course.... I love that thing..

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what did you use to clean the bilge with, what chemicals did u use a rotary drill too i see?
The drill was on the boat all winter and it's no wonder I could not find it in my work shop. I did not use it on this job..

Cleaners I used:


On & Off Gel:
for stubborn rust stains and removing the orange appearance from the gel coat. If you get any on the keel bolts, while not a problem, be sure to neutralize it with an alkaline based product when your done..


3M SharpShooter for general cleaning. This is my all time favorite cleaner and I buy the large 5 gal version from my local 3M distributor. It was designed for cleaning industrial floors but works great on boats too. It is a no rinse cleaner which is nice just spray, clean and wipe off..


Acetone:
for any stubborn left over stains and for a final cleaning.


Mr. Clean Magic Erasers: I used these for a few stains that nothing else would touch. These really are Magic!


Dremel: for polishing the keel bolts and the following accessories.


#530 Stainless Steel Brush (never use carbon steel or brass on stainless)


A chisel:
for factory spills of bedding compound or varnish:


Rags: I buy the 18 pack of face cloths at Wal*Mart for $3.92

Chemical resistant gloves:
This needs no explanation..

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In the past two weekends these were the projects.

1. Get spedo working again, simple cleaning the contacts worked (I thought it was a goner).
2. Sand and varnish the teak in the cockpit.
3. Replace a float switch in the bilge that didn't quite float when it was supposed to.
4. Mend some sails - I borrowed a sewing machine and sewed about 20l.f. of seam (I need new sails but trying to make them last one more season)
5. Replace some broken sail slides
6. Replace two stanchions with cracks at their bases
I must say I had a blast doing everything. I'm sure that it is because this is the first spring cleaning with the new to me boat. Ask me again how much fun I will have next year.
Launching next week, I can't wait.

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Brak- no, I didn't do the cutting or the glass work, I only glass things that no one is going to see. The guy that is painting the boat is a master craftsman with glass and he did it. He started by cutting two 1.5" holes with a hole saw at the two ends and then cut out in between. Then it was just a matter of laying glass in and making it smooth. He angled the slots slightly downward to the outside of the hull. He's been doing glass work and paint for 35 years, my work looks pretty bad compared to his. I'll have to post some pics when the hull gets painted and I'll get one of the drains (are they still called scuppers?).

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Oh, gawd, not another poem...

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The bilge on my ship is very deep by comparison. I repainted it in 1997, and since then my specs have fallen in there, not to be retrieved. Two bilge pumps hide in there. The bilge is known as the "pit".
I, too, have the same problem - which prompted this poem:

The Bilge
by Elliot MacDonald

The bilge is such a frightful place, itís damp, it stinks, itís black
And anything that goes down there is never coming back.
Iíve lost two wrenches, countless nuts, my dinghyís new inflator
I fear that somethingís living there, perhaps an alligator.

I think he thrives on things I drop that fall down through the cracks.
My fear is heíll come after me if I donít pay his tax.
He only wants important things I cannot do without.
Iím only glad Iím not down there, I guess Iím just too stout.

My bilge pump, it stopped working, two months ago or more.
Iím scared to go and fix it, Iíll just move the boat on shore,
And drain the bilge by drilling holes into my precious hull.
The yard boys think Iím crazy but my life is never dull.

Iíll drill my holes then patch them when the bilge is all done draining,
And launch my boat, go sailing, but now itís started raining.
The rain is seeping to my bilge, the cycle is unending.
My alligatorís hungry, and I think heís needing tending.

I toss some charts into the bilge, a sacrificial gift.
My radio, my GPS, I drop into the rift.
To appease the alligator god, no offeringís too great.
Heís going to get it anyway, he only needs to wait.

Saltwater Suzi and Cap'n Larry


"A sailboat is a fickle mistress. Youíve got to buy her things. Youíve got to understand everything about her. What you donít know sheíll use against you." -Captain Larry


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The question is: Can you eat off the inner hull down there now?

And Kudos for the Bilge Poem.
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I can stand waist deep in my bilge. But there is no water in there, at least not normally

Unfortunately back when they made my boat they didn't figure out the bit about gelcoating the inside yet, so it is a relatively unfinished fiberglass roughly painted. It cleans up pretty marginally.
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Halek,

That is one SHALLOW bilge. Now I understand why you like to keep it bone dry!

Looks good, though, and thanks for the cleaning tips -- ours could use some attention.


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I thought the bilge on my CS36 was spotless until I saw that--- ah well back to the cleaning
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And you all thought I was kidding when I said I wouldn't sail with him...
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