Cutting down wand for yacht cleaning. What are the limitations of the rake of the tube?

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  1. Mikey P
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    Horrible.

    The jet bar is all wrong.
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    I clean some yachts, including one that is 120 ft long and some smaller cruisers about 40 ft. I find a basic aw29 works well. I also used several stair tools in some of the more confined areas.
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    It can't be any worse than cleaning a RV.
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    You have to get away from the mind set of always pushing and pulling a wand . Just do pull back strokes and a pull back dry stroke. A smaller 12 inch with a swivel to get in and around corners would be great in my opinion. I've used my swivel stair tool to do Rv's.
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    I had a friend cut down an old wand I had for the same reason, tight spaces. Unfortunately he welded the head on upside down. Never got around to fixing it.
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    Could be worse.. @Nate The Great
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    I have an old PMF 802 which looks to be the one in the picture, if you figure it out us know , I would also like to modify mine for boat cleaning. I have the PMF Mach 12 which is a little bit taller then the 802 and even harder to clean a 50ft boat.
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    Hire a dwarf.
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    It might take a little while but I'll post back here once I give it a shot. I was hoping someone would have some information on proper dynamics regarding to building a wand or at least in referrence to the rake. I'll let you know what I find out.
    Thanks.
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    as usual, it sounds as if i am several light years in advance of the general population.
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    That's the one you should cut.
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    You figured that would've turned on a lightbulb in his thoughts. I guess his lightbulb must be burned out
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    EXCUSE ME !!!!!!!!!!.

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    Just cut it, bend a handle, and attach the valve.
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    Easier to just cut a section out of the straight tubed part, reweld and shorten the ss supply line.
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