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I have a Sea Ray that is always rack stored and never left in the water over night. Most of my boating is to the usual spots----Poormans, Gull, the Moot, etc. It seems that after a few times of use the bottom starts to develope a green tint. I use Slimey Grimey to take it off, but I was wondering if anyone else has the same problem and if there is a solution to prevent this. Bottom Painting is out of the question. Thanks!
 

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QUOTE(MadMan7 @ Jul 30 2009, 09:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have a Sea Ray that is always rack stored and never left in the water over night. Most of my boating is to the usual spots----Poormans, Gull, the Moot, etc. It seems that after a few times of use the bottom starts to develope a green tint. I use Slimey Grimey to take it off, but I was wondering if anyone else has the same problem and if there is a solution to prevent this. Bottom Painting is out of the question. Thanks!
If you don't want to paint the bottom then you are stuck with cleaning it or keeping it out of the water all together.
Just keep a good coat of polish on it and wash when needed.
 

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When I had my Checkmate I trailered it and did keep it in the water for no more than a couple nights at a time. Usually out in the flats where the water is fairly clean. If I kept the boat at Metro for one night it definitely showed a green/brown hue. It's incredible how only a couple times out can turn your hull color.

I have never heard of Slimey Grimey. I always used Mary Kate- On & Off hull cleaner. It really works well. It is an acid wash that you can dilute and will still work well. That is my advice to you.
 

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Thanks for the feed back.. I guess I will have to just deal with it.

Slimy Grimy is a grainular substance that you mix with water. Dip your rag into the solution and wipe the desired area and it removes the tint / fungus without taking your wax off. It is by far the best stuff out there. ALLTHOUGH it is pretty pricey---but well worth the money.
 

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I racked last year at Beacon and developed a stain type color from the nights I overnighted out and/or just being in the marina for the night about once or twice a week.
Have the marina acid clean it, can't wax a racked hull at beacon.
Ours is for sale I'm going to let the next owner worry about it.
 

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QUOTE(MadMan7 @ Jul 30 2009, 09:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have a Sea Ray that is always rack stored and never left in the water over night. Most of my boating is to the usual spots----Poormans, Gull, the Moot, etc. It seems that after a few times of use the bottom starts to develope a green tint. I use Slimey Grimey to take it off, but I was wondering if anyone else has the same problem and if there is a solution to prevent this. Bottom Painting is out of the question. Thanks!

Skatt works alright. It is considered a "barrier coat" but it may be against the rules at Beacon if they consider it a wax. Mikes marine has it. No buffing, you just spray it on.

Previous owner of my boat used it so I did the first season I had it also. It works fairly well. In the water, everything would scrub off with a soft bristle brush.
 

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I was reading my new Powerboat mag last night and they had a section under maintenance. They had said vinegar and water was a good solution for this too. I think that I will stick with the Slimy Grimey to get the stain off, and just wax the bottom of the hull. As far as I know, Anchor Bay marina allows you to do that.
 
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