Boat maintenance tips for Engines, Hydraulics, Rust stains on Sails, Hulls and Stainless Steel, Gelcoat Yellowing and Teak Deck Cleaning
Our products remove ugly rust stains on sails and stainless steel.
They also remove unsightly yellowing on painted and gelcoat hulls .. and clean teak.
Owners of all sized yachts, pleasure motor boats, racing boats including jet-boats, fishing vessels, ferries and tug-boats can all benefit.
Please choose an “Article” link below related to your query/problem.
ENGINES: please see our articles on diesel engines.
ENGINES: small outboards and jet-skis.
DIESEL “bugs” .. control using simple methods.
HYDRAULICS: sticking, overheating, noisy
WEAR reduction in hydraulics and engines
RUST STAINS on sails and fabrics, hulls and stainless steel
TEAK deck cleaning
YELLOWING of gelcoat and hulls
Twin MANN 2840 840hp TDs
A modern charter boat with twin MANN 2840 840hp TD engines showed signs of rough running, lack of power and lots of exhaust black smoke.
A compression test was done on 2 cylinders, one per engine, which showed only 300 and 305 psi.
Considering the above visual and measured symptoms, carbon deposits were suspected of causing cylinder glaze and/or piston rings to stick.
Rather than strip both engines to remove the suspected fouling, FTC catalytic decarboniser was added to the diesel fuel as directed on the product label.
After about 20 hours further running on FTC, the roughness and smoke problems were gone .. engine power was restored. Subsequent compression tests showed 375-380 psi. Use of FTC saved about $30,000 in manual rebuilds. (Jeff Ellis, marine diesel engineer, Auckland.)