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Old 24-03-2019, 05:01   #1
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Groundplate maintenance

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This is what my ground plates (Banten) look like after 3 years.
Should i sand them before we hit the water, or will they work fine like this?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bart-Jan.
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Re: Groundplate maintenance

Looks good to me, sanding won't do much more than open the surface if required, they're sintered and get their area from being water permeable. I soak mine with chlorine to get the organic stuff out.
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Groundplate maintenance

I just scrub mine with a brush when Iím cleaning the hull.
Being sintered is something that I think works better on paper than on the boat. In other words, I donít think it matters, but one manufacturer went that way, claimed superiority, and the others had to follow suit I guess.
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