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For those of you in Auckland, how are you cleaning your decks and topsides without using fresh water?

We usually give the boat a good soapy scrub this time of year with plenty of fresh water and a hose, but with the water restrictions in Akl we'll need to use seawater. So question is, is there a decent saltwater detergent that we should use? or what are others doing to stay presentable?

Thx muchly

 

 

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36 minutes ago, aardvarkash10 said:

wait for rain.  Scrub then.

That worked for me on both one bike and one boat.

But Tuffies boat is bigger than that one, it's my baby one, so he'll have to be a faster scrubber than me :)

 

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Two options I've recently done

  • I recently hooked up out water blaster to the salt water deck wash pump and gave the boat a good washdown - worked mint and the next lot of rain washed the salt all away. Hopped in the dinghy and cleaned up the waterline too, which is a good way to do it when you have 180ft of dirty waterline (44ft cat).
  • We recently hauled out and wanted to wash the boat down in the yard - so we took our own water to the yard in a 250L plastic barrel on our dinghy trailer. We have a 10,000 rainwater tank at home, so heaps of water there. Lasted about a hour of waterblasting. I might do this next time I need to give the boat a good washdown on the mooring, just take the full water barrel out in the dinghy. 

 

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