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WC205
05-23-2013, 10:39 AM
Does anyone know how to get the rubber plastic crap that rubs off of the Boat Buddy onto the front of the boat off? My boat is stored on a ShoreStation 99.99% of the summer and hits the trailer to go home in the winter and back to the lake in the spring. Still it gets that crap on it and I can't get it off.

Tips? Hints?

mikeg205
05-23-2013, 10:52 AM
I used cleaner wax.. then I waxed up the boat buddy and no more marks...

sand2snow22
05-23-2013, 10:58 AM
Acetone

CC2MC
05-23-2013, 11:30 AM
Mine was the same way. I got an old credit card and had to scrape the old gunk off the hull, bc it was so caked on there. I wet sanded and buffed that out, bc there were some scratches on there, but not from the credit card. I will give the acetone a try to see if the BB can come clean as well. I am probably going to end up replacing the Boat Buddy with a non marking hull roller bc mine is broken anyway.

CantRepeat
05-23-2013, 11:49 AM
I did replace my boat buddy with a roller at the beginning of this year. Even without power loading I was still getting marks on the boat.

CC2MC
05-23-2013, 12:33 PM
Thanks for the info CantRepeat and for shooting down all hopes I had...

GoneBoatN
05-23-2013, 12:36 PM
Elbow grease and cleaner wax.

tr6coug
05-23-2013, 01:04 PM
Acetone

yup, thats it.

2010Prostar197
05-23-2013, 01:17 PM
Thin coat of 3M silicone grease.

Lowes, Home Depot etc. Comes in a small can with brush. Usually just use my finger and spread a thin coat. Lasts all summer...wipes off for winter storage. Been doing that for 39 years with no problems.

CantRepeat
05-23-2013, 01:48 PM
Thanks for the info CantRepeat and for shooting down all hopes I had...

I added a secondary tie down up front with an extra boat buckle I had.

2010Prostar197
05-23-2013, 02:22 PM
How did you attach that to the post??

I like it...

CantRepeat
05-23-2013, 02:30 PM
I used one 1/2 SS bolt drilled all the way through the 2x4 upright.

east tx skier
05-23-2013, 06:44 PM
+3 for Acetone. +5 for ditching the boat buddy for a nonmaring bow roller.

neil.anderson63
05-23-2013, 07:56 PM
Xyelene will take those marks off. Doesn't harm the gel-coat. I had the same marks on mine from PO.

WC205
05-24-2013, 09:59 AM
Acetone and a little plastic scraper did the trick. Thanks for the tips.

gatorguy
05-24-2013, 10:32 AM
Simple green and very little elbow grease. I do mine about twice a year.

jeff.leitheiser
05-24-2013, 07:43 PM
I also got rid of my factory boat buddy and after *****ing to the dealer about the thing never releasing the boat properly they informed me they've stopped putting them on all boats.

east tx skier
05-24-2013, 08:52 PM
I also got rid of my factory boat buddy and after *****ing to the dealer about the thing never releasing the boat properly they informed me they've stopped putting them on all boats.

I contacted Kodiak Trailers, the company that manufactures the Boat Buddy several years ago asking if they ever intended to put a non-maring shroud on the product. They answered, "no." I say just ignore the product and let it die, or get a shroud, and start producing non-maring shrouds for them. Their patent appears to have expired.

jdnsx
05-27-2013, 01:47 PM
There is one in the works from a new company that solves all of the problems the Boat Buddy has. More info to follow in the next few months.

east tx skier
05-28-2013, 01:22 AM
There is one in the works from a new company that solves all of the problems the Boat Buddy has. More info to follow in the next few months.

That's good news.

jdnsx
05-28-2013, 09:00 AM
Video of the latch in action. The trailer is in deep just so I did not have to power load. Idle power all the way in.

grizzly
06-06-2013, 11:10 PM
I baught this last summer for my new to me 09 x-35 and love it so far!!
http://epcomarineproducts.com/snapper/