Cement dust, awlgrip and a trimaran

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  1. HydroNick
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    HydroNick Nick S

    My Farrier F-25c is on its trailer in marina in north Vancouver between a sulphur pile and a cement plant; apparently, one of the cement plant hoppers has ruptured and the marina is now covered in cement dust. I am hoping the local boat repair guy is going to have a look tomorrow.

    The boat is awlgrip painted carbon fibre over a balso core Does anybody know how alkali cement dust and
    • the canvas cover
    • Awlgrip paint
    • outboard motor
    • Galvanised trailer

    Will fair and anything to look for in particular..oh carbon fibre mast with both ss and aluminum fittings

    Thanks
     
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    That is pretty bad luck, I'd imagine the biggest immediate problem is moisture combining to set the cement, which is going to be an awful mess to fix.
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    The morning dew will wet and begin the cure process. If it was me, I'd just start hosing the crap out of it immediately, to dilute and wash off what you can. Waiting until mother nature does the deed, means you'll have to removed hardened concrete.
     
  4. Steve W
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    Steve W Senior Member

    Take lots of photos to document for the insurance company in case you need to file a claim and then do as par said and wash it off, don't wait for it to get wet and start to set up.
     
  5. DGreenwood
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    DGreenwood Senior Member

    Lots of water now. Flush and flush. Can't say what will happen to the canvas.(I would shake it out before I flushed it) The best option is to not need to go after insurance money. None of that stuff should be hurt by cement dust as long as you get it off with lots of water.
     
  6. Maniek
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    Maniek Junior Member

    Yeeeees...water,water...on last stage add a bit of vinegar and again water....
     

  7. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Probably too late now, but you don't want to breath cement dust as the moisture in your lungs is perfect for starting the set-up process.
     
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