SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   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 > Best way to clean algae?
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Best way to clean algae? Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
06-14-2011 10:21 PM
Flybyknight Any acid will degrade the zinc galvanizing, so you might want to consider covering the trailer metal surfaces with plastic sheeting.

For algae, a Clorox soak followed by Dawn detergent has worked well in the past for me.

Dick
06-14-2011 09:54 PM
SJ34 Lysol toilet bowl cleaner, the gel type in the inverted squeeze bottle, works about the same as FSR but far cheaper. It's also very good at removing the stains caused by leaving bottom paint sanding dust on the deck (don't ask how I know this, I will say my neighbors Egg Harbor MY shines like a new penny).

Will second the advice to mask off the bottom paint before using this stuff. A single strip of tape rolled out slightly at the bottom (to create a drip edge) is all you need.
06-14-2011 06:41 PM
captainfun Thanks for all the comments. I have ordered some On-Off (the liquid kind) and some FSR that a local boat shop will have in a couple of days. I have had a couple of local guys tell me that they use Zing as well. I checked three local stores and no one has oxalic acid.
06-14-2011 03:04 PM
Beersmith +1 for On-Off. Stuff is magic.
06-14-2011 02:33 PM
fryewe
600 grit wet/dry sandpaper

If none of the chemical cleaners work, get a bit of 600 grit sandpaper and rub a short length of waterline to see if the discoloration will come off. If it doesn't, it has penetrated the gelcoat. If it has penetrated the gelcoat, cleaning and painting is the most practical solution.
06-14-2011 02:22 PM
BBurg +1 on the oxalic acid. Available at most marine supply stores. Power or sail. Spray it on and the stuff just disappears. Light brush scrubbing and that's it. Wear eye protection and gloves. I sprayed it on with a plastic garden sprayer.
06-14-2011 02:06 PM
JimsCAL Marykate On and Off works great. It's an acid, so follow the precautions on the container. If you want to buy locally rather than drive to WM, oxalic acid from the hardware store will work also.
06-14-2011 11:31 AM
Barquito If it is above the boot stripe maybe the boat wasn't sitting on its line?
06-14-2011 11:29 AM
Barquito If it is on the painted stripe, consider just sanding it off and repainting the stripe (Brightsides or something). Mask off the top of the stripe so you don't mess up the topsides gelcoat.
06-14-2011 10:33 AM
Maren For a trailerable boat, a scrub brush and some bleach is a decent start, oxalic acid is good too but you need to be more careful. It will take a couple of goes at it to get it done fully.

Marine cleaners: Collinite (collinitemarine with the usual .com and such) That stuff really works and well. Make sure you get the wax too. A good cleaning and wax job will truly do wonders and will last about two years.

Galvanized trailer. Usually not. Spend the money on making sure the lights, wiring and tires are in good shape as they tend to be a bigger source of failure. Now, if it's really rusty, obviously you have to deal with that.

Antifouling paint. Think about how you are going to use the boat first. If it's going to sit in the water, antifouling paint is a fine choice. But if you launch and retrieve the boat each time and our out for a few hours or a few days, this really isn't worth the cost.

Hope that helps.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:10 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

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.