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Re: Safe to wash the boat in the water?

Vinegar can be a good cleaning agent since it is a mild acid and naturally occurring.
Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) also makes cleaning soap scum off shower stall tiles easier.
Salt water makes a pretty good disinfectant.
All of the above can be aided by vigorous mechanical scrubbing or brushing after some dwell time.
Ketchup will clean tarnish off of copper surfaces.
YMMV.

Oh, and don't use steel wool on your boat, ever. It drops small bits of steel all over that turn into rust stains. Use bronze wool instead as it does not rust in the same way.
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