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BoatUS Foundation Puts ‘Green’ Boat Cleaners To The Test
Many manufacturers claim their boat-care products are environmentally friendly. But how effective are they at getting your boat clean? The BoatUS Foundation finds out.
Marine Head Maintenance
Saltwater and uric acid produce calcium scale inside marine toilets and discharge hoses.
Boat Cleaning Tips
Our BoatUS editors share their most difficult boat-cleaning dilemmas. Here are some slick solutions.
Getting Rid Of Stubborn Stains
A pro helps you prepare your boat for the season ahead with tips to remove pesky stains.
Saltwater and uric acid (don't ask!) produce calcium scale inside marine toilets and discharge hoses. Such deposits cause the toilet to get progressively harder to flush and can lead to total blockage. Avoid this unpleasantry by pouring a pint of white vinegar into the bowl once a month and pumping it slowly through the toilet.
Teak Cleaning Tips
Most teak cleaners are not detergents, containing strong acids or alkalis such as oxalic acid, potassium or sodium hydroxide, or hydrogen chloride in varying strengths designed to do the tough job of cleaning worn and weathered teak. Use these cleaners with care as damage could be caused to paint, fiberglass, varnish, and other such surfaces.