Cleaning wet keels ??

BillD

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Curious,

On a "wet keeled" DE is there a way to "clean" the inside of the keel ?

I'm thinking over the years that silt/mud etc. must get in the keel through the circulation holes and "settle" to the bottom increasing weight etc.

How would you clean out a wet keel.

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samhop

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you can get it nice and clean when you cut it out for the tube.:grin:
 

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pressure washer with a 90 degree nozzle or a flexible wand, jam it in there and wiggle it all around. drill and tap for a plug, like 1.5" or so for a drain to get the crap out. you wont get it all or the barnacles/eels/crabs out.

it's nasty in there
 


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