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So, what did you do for your Feather Craft today? 12 May 2018 21:14 #84942

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But I've been looking for a reason to get one of those smaller batteries...

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So, what did you do for your Feather Craft today? 12 May 2018 21:02 #84939

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You can always pull start it.

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So, what did you do for your Feather Craft today? 12 May 2018 20:56 #84937

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Pulled the boat out from under the shed and hosed the pollen off!

Battery may need to be replaced, but putting it on the charger to check.

Got the motor started using the charger starter function, so I'm pretty sure I'm ready for next week... as long as the battery is ready.

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So, what did you do for your Feather Craft today? 10 May 2018 23:57 #84891

Just drop that girl in the water, crank her up and all those metal fibers will be gone forever.
Looks awesome John.

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So, what did you do for your Feather Craft today? 10 May 2018 23:40 #84887

John it's looking good !! ,, I have used Brillo / or the cut rate brand ,,,pads for some time ,, but I always keep it going in the same direction ,,, after it drys , some times I will go over that with the ,,3M (scatch ) pads Gray and Red ,,

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So, what did you do for your Feather Craft today? 10 May 2018 23:35 #84885

UhOh.... I see a Lark IV combined with a shiny bottom and a rear view for me.

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So, what did you do for your Feather Craft today? 10 May 2018 21:30 #84882

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looks great John, what ya got planned for tomorrow......:shades:

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So, what did you do for your Feather Craft today? 10 May 2018 21:30 #84881

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Yep, in the last page of the '57 catalog they recommend 'Brillo':

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They also recommend something called 'Alumi-nu' , which you can apparently still buy.

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So, what did you do for your Feather Craft today? 10 May 2018 20:17 #84880

unclbuz wrote: I was under the impression that steel wool is a no-no for cleaning aluminum boats. SOS pads are just soap saturated steel wool. I suppose if you rinse thoroughly it is OK?


I thought the same thing Buz but it’s what the factory recommended. I’m. Gonna try it.

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So, what did you do for your Feather Craft today? 10 May 2018 20:02 #84879

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I was under the impression that steel wool is a no-no for cleaning aluminum boats. SOS pads are just soap saturated steel wool. I suppose if you rinse thoroughly it is OK?

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