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Krazy Klean and a power washer are my favorite
I've had good results with Krazy Klean and a deck brush for some time (a pricey product, but it got good marks from Practical Sailor), but started using an electric power washer a few years ago.
The power washer is ~1300 psi and removes an amazing amount of dirt with no soap at all. I then use Krazy Klean on stubborn spots (spider spots, bird poop, etc.).
One thing about power washers though -- they will remove loose gel coat or paint along with dirt, so keep the wand set for a fan pattern and ease into it. (Whatever you do, don't use the straight stream setting.) Once I figured out the magic combination of how wide the set the fan pattern and how far to hold the nozzle from the deck, I cut my boat cleaning time around 75%. On top of that, I'm able to get dirt out of places where I didn't know the boat had places. Electric power washers have become quite popular at my marina.
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