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Apr-22-2012 @ 12:56 PM                           Permalink
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Hi, I have been searching around for an answer but can't find a definitive one, so what are the rules regarding cleaning the deck and fittings whilst moored, I am assuming that enviromentally friendly products would be required and with the hosepipe ban water from the broads would be easiest. I am still a little uneasy about any kind of chemical deposit getting into the water but I suppose all those old chuggy engines add a lot more gunk than a well designed cleaning product, thanks Steve

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Hi Steve..... We all clean our boats whilst in the water. The amounts of household cleaners that you would use and be rinsed off into the rivers would not affect the environment. When you wash your dishes onboard, the grey water will go into the river. So nothing too serious to worry about.

JRM

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Ok thanks for that, it makes things a lot simpler, we don't have a sink as it's only a 17 foot sailer. I just assumed that the grey water was held in a tank like our old motorhome used to. Perhaps I won't bother with a fishing licence then !! Wink

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The environmental agencies (and the BA) do try to encourage the use of eco friendly products when they are drained into the rivers as grey water.

There are actually some very good eco friendly products available, even though one might understandably think they would have weaker cleaning power as a result of it.

I use "EVM" made by a local company in Acle, and available from them or Brian Ward at Brundall.

It's completely environmentally safe, and cleans algae and grime off of my fibreglass boat and acrylic canopy much easier than all of the other household cleaners I tried before, including fearful concoctions like "Cillit Bang"  Scared  


http://shop.cormoranttrading.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=505

It might seem expensive, but it can be diluted down into a small plant sprayer with the same cleaning power.

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Apr-23-2012 @ 3:24 PM                           Permalink
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quote:"......
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No, no Strow, it's, "CILLIT BANG!!", screamed at the top of your voice. Doesn't make any difference, it's still useless. Playful Wink

Regards, Ray.

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I have used Ecover boat cleaner to good effect. Available from Norfolk Marine and elsewhere.

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Steve

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A friend of mine uses a prduct called Simply Green available in up to 25 litre containers. We are going to try Muc Off this season, has anyone else used this for cleaning boats?

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Alan Hood
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A little OT, but nonetheless on same wavelength;

Why don't boatyards stock and sell to hirers eco friendly washing up liquid etc?

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probably because people always seem to go for the cheaper option.It would make sense to have this stuff more readily available wouldn't it.

Thanks for all the replies


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