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 Post subject: Rust streaks on hull
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:42 am 
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I have a 2004 Getaway I just purchased used and it has ugly rust stains down the side of the hulls from the chainplates and the bow crossbar screws. I'm unsure how I should go about removing them. I'm concerned that the cleaners for rust stains will damage the hulls. Anyone else had to address this issue?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:54 pm 
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Try some FSR. You should be able to find it in your local marine store.

I actually use more FSR in my wash to keep the iron in well water from turning all white shirts to rust.

I've never used it on my Hobie but I believe that hull can handle many chemicals as long as it is a limited exposure. (spray/scrub/rinse)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:20 pm 
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Thanks for the insight. I'll see about getting some the next time I'm in Virginia Beach.

This is my first venture into boating with the plastic hulls. I've had 2 Prindle 16 cats since 1989. I rented a Getaway and was amazed at how easy it was to handle and how comfortable the boat was compared to my boat. Anyone want to buy a Prindle 16??

This fall turned out to be the perfect time and opportunity to get the Getaway. I just turned 29 for the second time and we have a young grandson that I want to introduce to sailing next year. He'll be 2 1/2 then and this boat seems to be a better platform than the Prindle. (His mom is very protective) Barring an accident on or off the water this boat should outlast my sailing days.

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 Post subject: Magica
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:11 pm 
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Rust FAQ:

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=1513

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:41 pm 
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Matt,

Thanks for your information. I've seen Magica at local hardware stores. I'll get some tomorrow and give it a try. Your description of metalurgy pertaining to stainless steel was on the mark. What alloy is used on the ss parts used on Hobie products?

Barry Martin


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:02 pm 
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Magica is indeed magic. I started using it when I notice some small rust stains from the chain plates. I tried scrubbing but couldn't get them off, then discovered Magica through this board, and the rust stains are gone!


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 Post subject: Stainless
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:44 pm 
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That is why we call it stain-less... not stain-free :)

I think the grade of stainless varies. We have and have had a lot of vendors over the years.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:39 pm 
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Don't worry. I'm not dissing the quality of the hardware. Even the best stainless will oxidize if the conditions are right.

There are indeed different grades and quality of SS and I trust that your quality assurance dept keeps an eye on this. I don't consider the rust stains on my Getaway to be a problem, just an aesthetic issue.


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 Post subject: Magica
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:35 pm 
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Does anyone know if this product is sold by any retail chains? I've checked several local places without luck.

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Barry Martin


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:10 am 
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call you dealer, should be a stocking item for most.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:29 am 
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I bought mine directly from the manufacturer at http://www.magicarustremover.com/ I've seen it at many other online sites, but not in any "brick & mortar" stores.

West Marine used to carry it, but apparently no longer does. Some of the other boating supplies chains may carry it.


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 Post subject: Try Bon Ami
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:00 pm 
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Before you buy some high dollar stuff. Try some Bob Ami at $1 a can at the grocery store. Make a paste and let set for 15-20 minutes on the stain. It go most of the stains and green slime off my Hobie 17 that had been setting outside untouched for 4 years.

Doug Snell

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