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Old 21-12-2010, 06:46   #61
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I am a fan a Alton Brown of food network fame...he claims to only have one unitasker in his kitchen..a fire extinguisher...which is bs, because I have rolled out biscuit dough with one while camping...
Lessee...Pressure cooker, makes stock pot, dutch oven, pressure cooker, etc...portable water jugs..the seven galon variety, makes good trim weight and can be used for solar heating extra shower water when expecting guests, they are bulky though...Nothing in the galley has only one use...a good set of kitchen knives, makes food processor, mandoline, ice crusher, board scraper, and obviously a knife..have used my big one eo crack coffee beans when grinder died, and can be used to amputate fingers of people who misuse my razor sharp cutlery...hand crank grain mil, I want one..can grind coffee, obviously, as well as spices, whole grains for baking...I have a cast iron griddle on the boat, which can obviously be used to cook, but makes a good heat sink to ward off the slight morning chill, when it is not worth lighting a heater..Mixing bowls..can use them for alot more than mixing..a steel marlinespike with a crescent wrench head welded on, get one of these, and you'll never want to be without...
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Old 21-12-2010, 12:57   #62
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I used vinegar and baking soda to brighten our teak and it worked really well!

High Heels, can you tell me what proportions you used for the vinegar and baking soda (i.e., 50/50, 60/40, etc.)
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vinegar(acid) added to baking soda(base) makes salt nothing else. so go for the cheaper way-- instead of making salt in your bowl for cleaning-- use sea water..LOL.
i use sea water to brighten my teak is less expensive and EXACTLY what teak NEEDS . used with a scrub pad is perfect. dont need anything with the seawater to clean teak, actually. they have done this way for centuries and teak always was gorgeous!!!!
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Double duty? Sure, how about dental floss. Use as directed, but also to run under deck fittings that are bedded with 3M-5200. With the tougher dental floss you can saw with it through most bedding compounds!
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Double duty? Sure, how about dental floss. Use as directed, but also to run under deck fittings that are bedded with 3M-5200. With the tougher dental floss you can saw with it through most bedding compounds!
That idea make my gums hurt just a little.
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Old 23-12-2010, 05:25   #66
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Double duty? Sure, how about dental floss. Use as directed, but also to run under deck fittings that are bedded with 3M-5200. With the tougher dental floss you can saw with it through most bedding compounds!
Inncreadibly strong thread for sewing also...
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vinegar(acid) added to baking soda(base) makes salt nothing else...
Vinegar is acetic acid: CH3COOH
Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate: NaHCO3
Mixing the two is simply an acid/base (double replacement) reaction.
CH3COOH + NaHCO3 ---> CH3COONa + H2CO3
That last product is carbonic acid which quickly decomposes into
carbon dioxide and water:
H2CO3 ---> H2O + CO2
The CO2 is what you see foaming and bubbling in this reaction.

Google < baking soda volcano >
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dlauginiger, I believe I used one cup of vinegar, one cup of baking soda to one gallon of water...

But now I just feel like a dope after seeing Zeehag and GordMay's posts...

Although the water around us where I was cleaning the teak is more brackish, then salty so needed a little ooomphh to clean the teak.

The way that vinegar and baking soda bubbled it tricked me and the teak into shining
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