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Thread: Cleaning out the cavities... and lost speed...???

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    Rember that, Maintenance costs too.
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    Just the full picture.
    You can see what both look like when in the water.
    Attached Thumbnails Dirty strake #2..jpg   dirty TAP fins..jpg   Clean TAP Fin..jpg  
    Last edited by funtooner; 01-19-2021 at 07:13 AM.
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    The difference between the logs here is about 4.7 mph (the cleaner the better)
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    Just to let you see that things do shine!....
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    Are you saying that the boat on the right above, in the picture with 2 side by side, was as crudded up as the one on the left? If that is the case, that is the best cleaning job I've ever seen on a pontoon log. Please tell us what the process is to get the dirty one that clean.

    Regardless of the before and after, please share your cleaning method.
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    Yep
    I cleaned it, ..." Toon Bright " leave it on for 7 to 10 min Power wash off redo if hard spots need it.
    That is where I found most of this out working on pontoons all day.
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    Aquatic Life .... Zebra Mussels all kind of stuff gets in side the strake over a few seasons that weight adds up . ( sand from sand bar )
    Attached Thumbnails Water line understanding of how much dirty strake affect performance  Big time.jpg   Zebra mussels  and other Aquatic life will grow in side Plugging draining of water so strake can.jpg   Cleaning  with a foil Sylavan 3 log.jpg   see inside opening need to brush it  not clean.jpg  
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    Some see a different way to do things.
    Attached Thumbnails dirty like the others , but... No cavities for EXTRA Cleaning.jpg   Cleans up like your log always has....jpg   Cavities that let stuff in  2 inch or 4 inch they all do this untold maintenance to retain max p.jpg   Cleaned for nexted season  T.A.P. Fin ...no cavities for stuff to grow in.jpg  
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    See fast and easy did it this morning.
    Attached Thumbnails Ailge is Strong here big slow down..jpg   All the way down full lengh system Clean  top and Bottom..jpg   Cleaning the Pontoon logs  2021 spring.jpg   Back and Clean.jpg  
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    Even on clear lakes Algae builds up.
    Attached Thumbnails A Clearer view of Algea in side of the Strake.  2021.jpg   Algea grows in side your strake   slows your pontoon Big Time.2021.jpg   this is Clean  inside of your Strake   performance slow down  yet you thought it was clean.jpg  
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