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Old 08-16-2010, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ridefst View Post
Ok, so a Mastercraft is not a toilet, but I tried this for the first time and it's so easy it feels like cheating!
Couple of bottles of The Works toilet bowl cleaner in a garden sprayer, and an open hose in the other. Just spray it down, and rinse it off 10 seconds later; perfectly clean!
I already tried purple power, simple green, and a few other things, all with lots of scrubbing and little effect.
Shouldn't really have to do this again, as I won't be leaving it in the water (unlike the previous owner), so it should stay pretty clean after a good wax job.
I made sure to thouroughly rinse down the bunks, trailer, and cement driveway with plenty of water.
I did make the mistake of getting a bit on the rudder, so for now I've got a half pink rudder (looks like a penny after sitting in vinegar). Hopefully it'll oxidise again so it looks better.
This is that I have done the two times I needed to get stains off the hull, too easy. The pink will fade on the rudder in 2-3 outings.

How often people will need to do this will depend on the quality of water your boat is in. If you leave your boat in Lake Tahoe without wax I would imagine it would take a lot longer to get nasty iron stains on your hull (if ever) compared to the junk in the lakes around my neck of the woods.

If I clean my hull and do not put a coat of wax on it I will have stains on the first outing, no question. If I keep some wax on it I can go most of the year with no issue.
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