FAQs About Waveblade boat cleaning.

What surfaces can my Waveblade be used on?

The Waveblade boat and hull cleaning tool goes beyond boat cleaning. It can be used on fiberglass, steel, and wooden hulls, steel structures, concrete, and many more surfaces. We do recommend, however, using the delicate surface scraper on wooden hulls and soft materials. It can also be used on propellors, shafts, Z-drives and rudders.

Will I have to repaint my hull after using my Waveblade on it?

No, you won't have to repaint your boat hull. Waveblade has been designed to remove barnacles and marine fouling but will leave the paint and antifouls untouched meaning your boat can stay in the water for longer.

How far underwater can I take my Waveblade?

Your Waveblade can safely operate underwater up to 15 feet depth, so you can reach the bottom of many different hull types, including deep V, and can also be used by marina staff on structures.

How is the best way to maintain my Waveblade, and how often should I do this?

The Waveblade is a totally sealed unit, so we only recommend flushing with fresh water after every use to remove salts and other sea water contaminants. Pay special attention to the cavity under the locking collar where debris can build up and damage the rubber seal. It is important that after every use you remove the blade and locking collar and flush the cavity with fresh water. The user manual has a great and easy to follow section on maintaining your Waveblade.

Why are there black and stainless steel blades of the same shape? What is the difference?

The black blades are for use above water and are made from chemically coated steel and are a little more flexible than the stainless steel blades. The stainless steel blades can be used above or below the water.

How tight should I tighten the locking collar screw that holds the blade in place?

The screw only needs a ‘nip’ to hold the blade in position. The screw only holds the blade in place if the tool is inverted, and during normal operation no stress from operation is transferred into the screw.

I've just dropped my Waveblade onto the ground, and I'm afraid that if I take it into the water it will leak.

Inspect the case for any signs of cracks or damage. If there is anything at all please send it back to us for repair. Contact details can be found on the contact us page.

The locking collar screw that holds the blade in position has rounded, what do I do?

No problem. Please send it back to us and we will repair it and send it back to you. Contact details can be found on the contact us page.

My Waveblade seems to be running slower than normal, any ideas?

Sure, this can happen for a number of reasons. First check the power supply. The Waveblade needs a 12v DC supply, and the supply it is running from needs to have a good capacity of amps. Second take a look at the electrical connector on the end of the cord. Make sure the electrical strips on the sides and nose are clean and have no signs of corrosion. Also have a look at the inside of the electrical port. Again make sure it has no damage, corrosion, or any debris. If you follow all this and it is still running slow, remove the locking collar and make sure the cavity under the locking collar inside the knuckle guard is clear. Re-assemble the locking collar and blade, making sure that all components are concentric and the locking collar is not touching the knuckle guard. Try the Waveblade again. If it still running slow contact us and we can arrange testing and repair of your unit. Contact details can be found on the contact us page.

I've got my Waveblade plugged in but when I press the button nothing happens, can you help?

Please follow these simple steps and see how you get on. You might need a user manual which can be downloaded from this website to show you how to complete some of the checks:

  1.  Check the fuse in the nose of the electrical connector.
  2.  Check the power supply is live and has a strong 12V DC supply. Caution: some boats power supply’s are 24V which will damage the Waveblade, please check.
  3. Check the condition of the electrical connector, make sure there is no damage, corrosion, or debris on the metal strips on the side or the nose.
  4.  Check the electrical port for damage, corrosion, or debris.
  5. If after all this your Waveblade does still not operate, please contact us to arrange a repair.