ospho sounds great but i make an uncoordinated and palsified mess when i do anything---so i choose the barkeepers friend--doesnt hurt the figerglass or wood or anything else....easy to use and washes right off even with salt water......love the stuff......so simple and so inexpensive........
Everyone that sails in salt water soon learns that stainless steel isn't stainless, it just takes it a bit longer to rust than some other metals. If your rust is on stainless steel, remove it with 00 or finer, bronze steel wool - there are some chrome polishes for car bumpers that will protect it, if you want to coat it with something. If it's on engine surfaces or the like, spray it with RustStop or similar product.
Over the past couple of years we have worked with a process used in the food industry to remove rust from Stainless Steel. We adapted this process to a product that can be easily used on boats in the marine environment and is safe. Simply brush it on wait up to 30mins then rinse with fresh water and your Stainless Steel will sparkle. It is especially effective for hard to reach places such as threads on turn buckles, chainplates, welds ...
It removes the rust from Stainless and surrounding areas where the rust may have run such as sealant and deck. What is unique and makes it most effective is it also removes the "free iron" from the surface that causes rust on Stainless Steel and enables a rich chromium surface which reacts with oxygen in the air to create a tough oxide layer that protects the Stainless Steel and extends the time between cleaning. The name of the product is Spotless Stainless. You can see how it works on the web at www.spotlessstainless.com. (Disclosure - I am involved with spotless stainless)
Been doing a little reading up on rust and stainless. Citric acid is one that is used to combat rust on stainless and is a natural acid. Not being in salt water yet, I am thinking of trying a paste of bar keepers friend and Citric acid. But have to see how both react to each other first. Thinking a paste would help to hold it onto vertical surfaces.
Hello all.The Dolphin 40amp battery charger in my 2011 43 is charging well, EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds or so. Volts and amps are correct although there is red light top and centre flashing red, does not look happy.It seems as if the thermostat controlling the fan is not functioning correctly as the unit is not even warm.I cannot locate the Beneteau supplied manual, any clues as to the fault.Regards,Bilgolabands (Liberte)See More
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The Dolphin charger on my 2010 43 is still charging perfectly well EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds.. There is a light on the centre top of the unit flashing red, does not look…"
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My new owner of the Freedom 30 was told to have mast taken out ,so as to add items to the top. Has this been done b4?..kinda scares me.what do you think?
"Hi Pete. Hope this finds you well.
I sold the boat, due to a broken leg, that left me handicapped. I want to continue being on Seaknots, for pleasant reminders, and I thought of you. Be in touch, as I follow you in your adventures"