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boat tip #1: removing sticky residue from the deck

Did you know that you’re not supposed to put duct tape on the exterior of a boat?

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I did not know that. In an effort to seal up the boat before leaving on my long road trip back in October, I duct taped small pieces of tarp over each porthole (window). I had one helluva time getting the duct tape off. In one of my rants about everything I’m hating about working on the ports, someone gave me a really great tip which just saved me a lot of hassle.

Did you know that WD-40 and a metal scraper will remove the sticky stuff of the duct tape like nobodies business? I had previously tried acetone, which works after oh.. forever. If you didn’t know this, now you do.

The sun is finally out and the boat is dry, so the work on the ports continues!