A few more questions - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 04-10-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
GenesisCaptain is on a distinguished road
A few more questions

Thanks to everyone for the quick and thorough responses to my previous questions. Just a few more(yeah right)...

1. The hull hasn't been cleaned in quite some time and has gotten pretty dingy especially around the waterline. What's a bullet proof way to get that nasty
"ring around the boat" off. I also have the same issue on the sole of the cabin due to an overflowing bilge that was neglected.

2. We will be renaming her and rechristening her, any suggestions on where to go for applique lettering that I can apply myself?

I'm sure I'll have some more this week, thanks again for the input, this forum is in a word.....AWESOME!!!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-10-2010
Captainmeme's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 716
Thanks: 4
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Captainmeme is on a distinguished road
I used toilet bowl cleaner on my hull.The stuff is a gel so it sticks on a vertical surface. Try a small spot first.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-10-2010
JimsCAL's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 2,355
Thanks: 1
Thanked 31 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 8
JimsCAL is on a distinguished road
On and Off works great for removing stains from gelcoat. It is a fairly strong acid, so used rubber gloves and rinse off as soon as the stain is gone.

BoatUS and West Marine are good sources of boat lettering and graphics.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-10-2010
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Use MaryKate On-and-Off, but make sure you get the GEL, not the liquid.

Wear gloves with this stuff, it is a fairly strong acid compound. Try not to get it on metal. Do not get it on the bottom paint, as it will deactivate it.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Noob wonderings and questions about sailing, life at sail and sailboats Vans General Discussion (sailing related) 49 06-20-2011 12:18 AM
Noob questions about buying a first Sailboat Polypterus Learning to Sail 17 06-10-2010 12:44 PM
Looking to buy a boat in the DC area and have some questions FRRizzo111 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 06-02-2004 06:20 PM
New X-46 -- New Intro -- First Questions John-A Boat Review and Purchase Forum 8 01-29-2004 08:21 PM
a few specific design questions jbarros Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 10-02-2003 02:13 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:57 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012