02-22-2011, 01:22 PM #1
what is the easiest way to clean out your hull
i was wondering if any one had any tips on how to clean a hull of a 1997 waveraider... with having to remove anything... 2 strokes are so dirty
02-22-2011, 02:55 PM #2
inside or outside?
If it's inside, put the plugs in and put a couple of inches of water in it. Then put some kind of cleaner in it (nothing too harsh). Hitch up and drive around a little...
02-22-2011, 03:04 PM #3
02-22-2011, 03:08 PM #4
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- near Toronto, Canada
Cleaning the inside of the hull
Make sure the engine air intake is sealed (plastic bag taped closed around and under the air intake).
Put the hull drain plugs in. I use a mixture of Simple Green and household bleach (regular, plain bleach). Pour it into the hull along with some water, a few inches deep at most. Wear old clothes and be careful with the fumes when working with bleach. Don't splash the bleach on anything, especially your eyes.
Take it for a drive on the trailer. Find a road with some roughness, and cruise along so the liquid sloshes nicely. Don't get too crazy.
Let it sit for a hour or two, then tip the nose of the trailer up high. If you first shift the hull backwards a few inches on the trailer, then snug the winch strap, it is easier to lift the trailer tongue. Make sure you don't bash the rear of the jet pump on the ground.
Drain and fully rinse out the interior with a garden hose. Again, don't get the bleach mixture on your hands, face or feet, and be careful about what you drain it onto.
At this point you can decide if it needs actual scrubbing. Simple Green again (but no bleach) and nylon scrubbie should get most of it.
If you have mold (black or gray spots) along the inside sides or the flotation foam, I then spray more bleach onto the hull interior and let it sit for a few minutes in the shade. Another good rinse usually brightens it up nicely.
If you have access to hot water for the hose, that can make it easier to get it really clean inside.
You can clean the engine surfaces with a degreaser product, or more Simple Green and some scrubbing. An old toothbrush helps in the crevices.
02-22-2011, 03:17 PM #5
02-22-2011, 09:52 PM #6
i do this in my ski and my boat. before each outing i put a good squit of dawn dish detergent in the bottom of the hull avoiding all electrical and fuel lines. by the end of the day after taking on a little water and a good ride open the drains and let her drip dry on the way home from the ramp. works great and smells good too. if your hull is a mess i would go the simple green solution first.
02-23-2011, 04:32 AM #7
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