Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fremont, WA
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How to deal with exhaust soot on transom?
My canoe back transom is sooty from this year's activity.
It scrubs off some what, but not all the way.
If there is a chemical way to remove the soot, let me know, I tried boat soap. Maybe a degreaser like MEK might work.
I hate to have to use polishing compound since that wears off the gelcoat.
I waxed 6 months ago, but was wondering if there is a good protectant to keep the soot from staining the gelcoat?
BTW: I've got 1700 hrs on my Yanmar and don't notice much smoke.
If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps better than most. A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble.
- E.B. White