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Here is a post from our friends on M/V Felicity. We loved her advise about their top 5 products to have on board. Enjoy their article and also visit their site about their switch from sailboat to power boat.
In my opinion, GR is a “Mr. Fix It” like no other I have ever seen before. He really takes pride in every job he does and that shows. There are a few products he uses on a regular basis that help tremendously and we wouldn’t consider leaving the dock without them on board. I just LOVE telling everyone about the little tricks we have learned about certain products. So without further delay, here we go! While most of my posts are pretty basic this one gets down right technical! (Well, for me anyway!)
Super Lube – It’s a great multipurpose grease and can be used as a dialectric grease for electrical connections. When applied to rubber gaskets it can keep them from dry rotting. It performs well in high temperature areas. The secret ingredient, Syncolon® (PTFE) a replacement for Teflon. It creates a better barrier between moving parts.
PB Blaster - Penetrating oil can that break free many rusty things including Master-Locks, screws, bolts and any other fastener you may need to break loose. You can spray it on bike parts after the evil rust monkeys get to it.
Ultra Tef Gel - Creates a barrier between two dissimilar metals. Every screw, nut, bolt and rivet get a bit of Tef Gel.
Sea Foam – GR adds this to fuel, diesel, gasoline and oil. When added to oil at oil changes it keeps the valves clean and working freely. GR has also been known to soak carburetors in it to clean out all the junk that builds up. Cleans injection systems and engine parts.
Sno Bowl* – Sno Bowl is the best at getting that brown brow off the hull that every boat gets from the ride down the ICW. It works in the head getting all that calcification off the bowl.
Have you used these products? Do you have any other uses for them? Please share them with us in the comments section. Today being Friday, I’m sure GR has a list of projects for us to do this weekend. I’ll be sure upload anything good we get done!
For more info about Felicity’s adventures on the water please visit them at www.mvfelicity.blogspot.com
*This stuff is seriously bad for the environment and contains Hydrochloric Acid. So handling this should be done very carefully and sparingly.