I have been very successful with a scrub brush and garden hose nozzle. We run public sailing charters so keeping the boat clean is a pretty high priority. Between the the birds and the pollen I'm down there everyday before the first customer arrives. I pre-wet the deck all over and then circle back and spray clean. That which needs a little more gets the brush. I'm a mix of OEM gel-coat and kiwi grip. If a detergent is absolutely necessary I tend towards simple green. If stain fighting is a must I'll turn to straight but judicious bleach. We had a customer spill red wine all over some control lines, gel-coat, and kiwi grip. We rinsed it promptly but a very large purple stain persisted. They were excruciatingly apologetic but I told them that the birds stain the boat all the time and that they shouldn't worry about it. By the following weekend all traces of the stain had been bleached out by the sun with absolutely no additional effort or environmental impact on my part. Yes various cleaners may get the deck an additional bit cleaner than water and scrubbing but in a matter of days the elements bring it right back to baseline.
I do suggest considering the use of wood's wax. If nothing else it leaves a nice touch to the surfaces which then also seem to not chalk as much. It is supposed to protect and make cleaning easier though I haven't had a side by side control boat for scientific evaluation. Josh Muckley S/V Sea Hawk 1989 C&C 37+ Solomons, MD On Fri, May 22, 2020, 11:43 David Risch via CnC-List <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > That time of year in the NE... > > Sent from my Android. Please forgive typos. Thank you. > > _______________________________________________ > > Thanks everyone for supporting this list with your contributions. Each > and every one is greatly appreciated. If you want to support the list - > use PayPal to send contribution -- https://www.paypal.me/stumurray > >
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