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drsula
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On our last venture out DrMrsDr Sula insisted on some ground-based surveys to compliment the water based ones.  Given the amount of rain for the last weeks/months it was very muddy on many of the trails.

A Hampton Safari offers very little room at the stern so a fair amount of mud accumulated from the boots (and we have a rubber mat with holes in it at the bottom step.  I am looking for some new set-up (other than a new boat) for the next trip out.  Options include -

1) Wellies - can be dipped in river to rinse off but hard to store in the rear of a Hampton (there is a cubby hole that holds our two pair of hiking boots though).

2) A boot scraper set on the deck and then set down onto the mooring when we return to get the worst of the mud off.

3) 2 with a tray with water to get more of the mud off but now things are getting complex

So, how do you handle the mud?  

Thanks!

Jeff

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Hang 'em over the transom, simple!

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I've found the best way is to leave some clean shoes that are in reach so when you return change out of the boots before getting on-board

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This is very cheap and simple to resolve - but will mean looking silly to anyone about.

Carrier bags.

Take a couple with you in pocket - upon return to boat (or for that matter car) put wellie into said carrier, using the handles to tie fast.

You can now step on board and enter the boat without bringing half the countryside with you.  Slip off the wellie (still in the bag) and put some shoes on, then return to rinse outside - throw away bags with rubbish.

If in a car place in boot until you get home to rinse off mud, it will stay moist in the bag and not dry.

Only issue - you must go easy when walking in them as you loose a lot of natural grip.

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how about a decent stiff brush, plenty of water available.
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Or visit London Boat show & view one of the top class cruisers (Sunseeker's etc).....they give you shoe/boot covers!

Just forget to remove them when you leave!!!

  

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I don't understand this! What the devil is your butler doing? This is HIS job!!!

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I sink therefore I was.  Maurice Mynah.

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MM I don't know what sort of house you run but it is the valet who cleans the boots the butler attends to the family / house upstairs supported by the under butler. I can only assume that it is this recession and you are down to your last few servants........

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I would suggest one of those plastic storage boxes, big
enough to step into wearing the wellies and step out of
without them. First up-end said box on bankside and sit
on it, ff you hold on to something, you could swish the
wellies in the water whilst still wearing them, one at
a time(!) Playful  and even give them a scrub with  long-
handled brush. Then, with the worst off, put the box
into the cockpit, right way up, step in, dump the
wellies to dry, hop out into some clean shoes and shove
the lid on the box pending next use.
Otherwise buy a couple of doormats, one runged and
rough for on the bank, the other bigger and smooth
backed for in the cockpit. Smile

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