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GaryB
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Initially Posted - 06/11/2019 :  15:53:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Put all the sails back on the boat today and for the first time in 2-1/4 years Andiamo and I went boating today under sail only.

Mid-80's with 35% humidity made for a really comfortable sail (especially for June in Houston!).

Unfortunately I forgot to put a little tension on the leech line and it got caught on the spreader and ripped out a section of the tiny pocket it slides in so now I've got to get that repaired.

Anyone have a 135 or 150 with blue protective cover in good condition they want to sell at a reasonable price?

Otherwise a really nice day on the water.


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GaryB
Andiamo
'89 SR/WK #5862
Kemah,TX

Edited by - GaryB on 06/11/2019 16:06:34

GaryB
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Response Posted - 06/14/2019 :  18:49:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After I re-installed the boom the other day I noticed some light surface corrosion on parts of the boom even though it's been stored below out of the weather for the past 2 years. The boat is in brackish water (closer to the fresh water side) so it's not like it was exposed to the full salt environment one would find out in the Gulf.

Any suggestions on the best way to remove it and then protect it going forward.


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Andiamo
'89 SR/WK #5862
Kemah,TX
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 06/14/2019 :  22:16:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gary, does it look like aluminum oxide? Itís kinda like white colored rust. I donít know if thereís any miracle cure like vinegar or baking soda solution. You could look it up. Iíd just use brass wool. Thatís like steel wool but without the eventual brown stains youíll get from the residual steel wool rusting on you.
Thereís also ďalloy wheel cleanerĒ thatís a gel. Wear rubber gloves because itís mildly acidic.

Bruce Ross
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Port Captain ó Milford, CT

Edited by - Voyager on 06/14/2019 22:27:35
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GaryB
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Response Posted - 06/15/2019 :  19:18:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's kind of whitish and powdery. Hadn't thought about the brass wool. I'll give it a try.


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Andiamo
'89 SR/WK #5862
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