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Old 02-03-2014, 03:22   #16
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Re: Best Maintenance Products on your Boat?

Got a link to one Carsten, my polisher is a real work out, good for building up muscle tone, but something a bit lighter would be good
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:31   #17
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Got a link to one Carsten, my polisher is a real work out, good for building up muscle tone, but something a bit lighter would be good

Hi Nigel

This is what I use

DeWalt DCD740N 18V XR li-ion 2-Speed Angle Drill (Bare Unit) - Machine Mart

Lit ion batteries means the charge lasts a long time. DEwalt is also the only manufacturer I can find witha 12VDC charger. So I changed out all my cordless on the boat to Dewalt.

works for me.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:24   #18
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Makita has a 12 volt charger for their 18 volt lithium batteries.
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Old 02-03-2014, 18:57   #19
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Makita has a 12 volt charger for their 18 volt lithium batteries.

How does a 12v charger charge 18v battery?
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star brite tropical teak oil for teak.
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Maas polish for brass and everbrite coating to keep it from tarnishing again. OnOff for hull stains. Cetol natural teak for all of the external wood. Ospho to stop rust on ferrous metals. Spotless Stainless for the stainless.
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How does a 12v charger charge 18v battery?
Switching circuits. Same way that 19 volt laptops run on 12 volts.
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Re: Best Maintenance Products on your Boat?

What are you guys using the chlorine bleach for? After reading up on what it was doing to the bilges and sanitation hoses, I got rid of several gallons left on board by previous owner. He loaded up the bilges and heads with it when leaving the boat unattended for six months at a time. We've gone completely to distilled white vinegar where we used to use bleach.

Is there another good use for strong chlorine on board?
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Water tanks and teak cleaner

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What are you guys using the chlorine bleach for? .............
It's strange and maybe frightening that I have no idea! I know where the bleach sits on our shelf beneath the compaionway steps. I see it occasionally in our cart at the checkout line at the grocery store. I smell it on tuesdays when Nancie claims dominian over our vessel on what she calls "cleaning day" while I am relegated to very restricted locations and limited tasks. There seems to be less of it on wednesday and then we're buying more. This has been going on for our forty-four year marriage. Maybe I'd do best to not over react!
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some people think that bleach destroys plastic and so get all scared of using it, yet ............................. it comes in a plastic bottle

believe what you what to, but bleach has a lot of uses and is well worth having around
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some people think that bleach destroys plastic and so get all scared of using it, yet ............................. it comes in a plastic bottle

believe what you what to, but bleach has a lot of uses and is well worth having around
Bleach attacks stainless steel. It can also react with other cleaning chemicals, be careful with it.
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