Hello to all,
I have beeen trolling the forum for a while now and I have not see any talk on what products are available to preserve the exterior on TI's and AI's.
I wash my TI down after every outing, I have coated the mirage drives on three seperate occassions using Inox but I am concerned about the affect it may have on the marine environment.
Can anyone suggest anything?
Sould be able to find a few posts on here. Three good options for protecting the plastic components
Hobie UV Protectant & Restorer
McNett UV Tech
303 Aerospace Protectant
As for metal parts (inc Mirage Drive) a lot of people do well with Lanox which is lanolin based and supposed to be friendlier to the enviroment. It is thicker than Inox and better suited to a marine enviroment. Smells like a nice wool jumper.
A few people give their sail a spray with UV protector once a year too. Seems to keep it in good nick.
I'll try and dig up some posts...http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=32612&start=30http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=37971&p=155163&hilit=303#p155163http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=32612&hilit=303
Tech Tip - MirageDrive Maintenence/Lubrication #1 of 3http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=12577
Josh has a good write up over on his site - Hobie Miragedrive maintenancehttp://yakass.net/articles/equipment/91-hobie-miragedrive-maintenance