When we purposely destroyed a few boathooks during testing I saw an opportunity to make a new tiller extension for my outboard (see PS November 2016 “The Blow-by-blow Boathook Test”). I first tried this trick it was for the 18 hp Nissan on my Stiletto 27. This time it was for the 3.5 hp Mercury […]
When applying a paste cleaner, a toothbrush is useful for buffing tight spots and working into the pores of welds; follow by buffing with a cotton cloth. A green 3M scrubby pad helps for removing more aggressive stains. Continued rusting in welded areas might indicate a developing failure, requiring replacement. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and mild soap when done buffing.