It's going to be rainy and wet the next few days in Southwest Florida, so it's important to keep bilges clean and bilge pumps operating correctly. We found this clogged bilge pump yesterday on a center console that had storm debris blown in through hatches and deck drains. Check your bilge pumps and bilge areas for any possible obstructions, have your bilge switch set to "auto", and be sure that automatic float switches are operating correctly. We're still making the rounds d
We've been dealing this week with the necessary removal of Gorilla Tape or Duct Tape on windows, doors and hatches that were applied in pre-Irma storm preparations. If you're in a similar situation of having to remove the sticky residue, try WD-40, Goof-Off or Goo-Gone with a soft rag, and rub the residue in a circular motion. Gorilla Tape recommends mineral spirits for residue removal, and it's also safe for acrylic surfaces on hatches. WD-40 is also safe on acrylic surfaces
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