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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:51 am 
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I was going to check the 4 mast cup screws mentioned on another thread to determine if they were tight or not when I noticed that there was a pool of water covering the screws. I also have water is the rear "pole holder" tubes and probably in a few other places. I get my boat out of the water and place it on my trailer, I then wheel it into my garage and remove the seats and open the hatches for drying.

Do you guys tip the boat over to remove this sort of pooling after you spray the boat down at the end of the day? That would be a lot of work because I would have to take the boat off the trailer and then tip it and put it back on the trailer, all in my driveway.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:04 am 
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I flush those areas good when I rinse the boat down then use leaf blower to dry the boat as much as possible, then use a turkey baster to remove the water that is left in those areas.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:06 pm 
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i use a cheap siphon pump to get it out as much as possible after also rinsing it with fresh water.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:04 pm 
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After rinsing everything thoroughly, I tip my AI hull on its side, and then rinse the SS mast cup thoroughly. I don't in general worry about the rotomolded rod holders. I try to thoroughly rinse the cross bar to hull connection areas in the hope of reducing corrosion there but that seems a futile effort--you get "crevice" corrosion in this area.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:48 am 
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I use a kayak bilge pump to remove water from the mast tube. I don't worry about the rod holders.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:45 am 
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If I leave my 2 AIs assembled on the trailer for a few days, I often simply stick the hose nozzle in the mast cup at full flow to flush out the salt water. If I left them trailered full time, I would use a pump such as Stringy's to finish the job.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:09 am 
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That's an awesome solution, love the bilge pump. I'm going out today, I might have to use the turkey baster until I get something similar to the pump...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:33 am 
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Forget the turkey baster. Use a good sponge or a bilge pump. You need a bilge pump and good sponge to remove water from the hull on a difficult day sailing (dds) anyway. You can get a bilge pump at any kayak shop or at West Marine.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:49 am 
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I store my wet vac next to the boat , I pull the boat into the garage open the hatch then just vacuum any water out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:39 am 
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You vacuum saltwater into a wet vac?? Does it come in contact with wet vac metal?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:49 am 
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The wet shop vac is at least 25-30 yrs old, I think it was made before they invented saltwater (lol) because it keeps working, I only dump it when it's full, and suck up pretty much everything else as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:15 am 
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We just run fresh water from the hose into the area for a minute or two and shove a towel in to dry it!


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