Apr 10, 2012

Spring maintenance finally began


Finally the weather permitted starting spring maintenance at the boat - the topsides of S/Y Dolphin Dance are now washed with a boat shampoo to get rid of the easily removable dirt and grime that has accumulated there during the winter lay-up. The boat has been well covered during the winter so the topsides look pretty good after this first stage. Thus, this year we are trying a little bit different method and  will skip the most labour intensive clean & polish stage and opt for Hempel's Cleaning Powder instead. The powder, which is based on oxalic acid, is mixed with some water and the paste is applied with a brush to the surface, left for 15 - 20 minutes and then rinsed with fresh water.  Sounds easy...I am hoping that it will bring sufficient results before waxing. Let's see if it works.
/Antti

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It would be very great to hear your opinion or comments. Thank you in advance for commenting! -Antti & Minna