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.
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots.
The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August.
All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible.
I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning?????
(Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck