Originally Posted by mikehoyt
Main Sail / Halekai
Do you have a first name?
I ask because I would like to say THANK YOU ______ !!!! (fill in name)
Picked up some On and Off on my way home. Took all of 20 minutes and one side of hull is complete. AMAZING difference!!!!!!
Previous boat had same problem and various cleaners, wax etc never did much. Was worse this season on current boat but hull looks new now!!!!!
Will try to remember to take pics of port (not yet cleaned) and stbd (cleaned at waterline) and post tommorrow.
Having boat in front yard certainly has its benefits.
Don't worry about thanking me just pass on the info if someone else needs it!
A funy story about Acid based cleaners:
About six years ago I watched a guy at the boat yard trying to buff this mustache staining off his boot stripe. I went over and asked if he would like to know what to use and how to remove it and he promptly bit my head off. I went back to working on my boat and let the guy with the "tude" wear his arms out for about 4-5 hours. I was buffing my boat too so I did not feel to bad about it..
When I though his arms would fall out of the sockets I dipped an old paint brush in some On & Off and walked over and painted about three feet of his boot stripe while he wasn't looking.
I then walked back to my boat and watched his face when he discovered it. He immediately began rummaging through his bucket of waxes, cleaners, solvents and chemicals to figure out what it was he's used on that section. I let him search for the magic elixir for another half hour and then walked over and asked him if he'd like to know how that section got clean?
All of a sudden he was my new best friend and all apologetic about being such a jerk... I gave him my On & Off and a brush and he was done in 20 minutes... If he hadn't been such a dick he would have been done hours earlier...
I know, I'm such an evil jerk, but what the heck it was good entertainment for the day..!!
Moral of the story? If someone takes time out of their day to come and offer assistance at the boat yard you should at least be kind enough to listen to the advice. You never know they might actually know how to help you....