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2 hours ago, samsteele115 said:

Hi Greg, 

Recently purchased both the salty captain engine flush and the boat wash (they are separate products). 

The hose attachments and fittings they come with are of better quality than expected and worth the money in my opinion. The engine flush is good peace of mind more than anything 

Thanks Sam. Does it clean the boat? And is it worth the money in your opinion?

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13 hours ago, samsteele115 said:

Yeah mate having dried squid ink on the gunnels usually requires a lot of scrubbing. After foaming the boat, it wipes off with a cloth pretty easy. I imagine the same with fish blood too. Saves a lot of time and elbow grease  

I was thinking "I never have issues with salt, what's the fuss?" until I saw this post...

 

Anyone know how it treats fibreglass boats & gelcoat?

As much as I endeavour to wash the boat as soon as I get home and before it's too dried, getting home at night in winter isn't very conducive to a washdown 🥶

Although I could argue I should just use the deckwash more when I'm out on the water... 😅

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If you look at its Ph levels I think it's only slightly acidic, I've read else where that it seems to be fine on gelcoat, glass, wraps etc.. not sure over a long period of time though. 

I tend to not use it every time, if I'm going out the next day or the day after. Only when I know the boat will be sitting there for a week or so. But that's only cos I'm a tight***!

Yeah mate it speeds up the process for sure!

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Well, I used it for the first time a couple of days ago and I must say I wasn’t that impressed. Didn’t seem to make any difference to how clean the boat was at the end. Don’t know if removed the salt because usually don’t notice much salt even before I start washing it. It’s cleaning qualities don’t seem particularly remarkable. In fact, it takes twice as long because you have to spray the whole boat with foam, then wait for it to ‘work’. The pathetic instructions don’t say how long that wait should be, but I left it maybe 15 minutes. Used the gurney on it after that. Overall, very disappointed. Ripped off again!

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25 minutes ago, samsteele115 said:

Bugger! Pretty sure it says to wait 3-5mins on mine? I find it quite satisfying to use, but sorry for the bum steer. I guess if you have a high pressure hose nothing will really beat that. I'm stuck with 300kpa mains pressure and no gerney 🙄

No problem. They are probably just saving on money during COVID by omitting the instruction sheet. 

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I have started using ALDI car wash, applied with a foaming gun on a pressure washer (2700psi) to clean the boat.  Works a treat.

I use salt away for muff flushes- have an appllcator... flush for say 10min then 'turn on' salt away.

If using the boat for a few days in a row, I tend to run motor in a tank with aldi boat wash until the water is HOT...

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55 minutes ago, dmck said:

I have started using ALDI car wash, applied with a foaming gun on a pressure washer (2700psi) to clean the boat.  Works a treat.

I use salt away for muff flushes- have an appllcator... flush for say 10min then 'turn on' salt away.

If using the boat for a few days in a row, I tend to run motor in a tank with aldi boat wash until the water is HOT...

 The problem is, how do you know the motor flush is doing anything? Or even that it’s not damaging your motor? At least with the foaming wash you can see it’s a waste of time.

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How do you know ANY flush is doing what you hope?  The salt-away is about a 30sec additive at the end of a long fresh water flush -  cant see how it could harm the motor.

.. or some detergent in some 300l of water...

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3 minutes ago, dmck said:
2 hours ago, dmck said:

If using the boat for a few days in a row, I tend to run motor in a tank with aldi boat wash until the water is HOT...

So you use the Aldi boat wash in your motor as well? Is it designed for that?

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22 hours ago, GregOug said:

So you use the Aldi boat wash in your motor as well? Is it designed for that?

I'm assuming its designed to clean.  When I use my tank, around 300 litres  I probably only add about 50-ml of detergent.  I then run the motor for about 30-45 min.  I have used kitchen detergent previously (to the Aldi).

I'm assuming the long time in the water (getting hotter) will remove the salt and the detergent will aid its removal.

So far - so good.

As a detergent to clean the boat the Aldi seems the equivalent of 'truck wash' and squid ink is certainly easier to sponge off once its been sitting in suds for 10min.

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