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I second the Imar (per Mainesails rec). Doesn't remove the wax (+) but also doesn't remove the black streaks (-). Since I wax once a year anyway I might switch to one of the recommendations above for the spring cleaning, then wax and use Imar thereafter.
I've not used it, but it appears to be a concentrate that you mix in a bucket?

If so, that's a non-starter for me. Lugging a bucket up and down the side decks, over the cabin and into the cockpit is a real PITA.


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I've not used it, but it appears to be a concentrate that you mix in a bucket?

If so, that's a non-starter for me. Lugging a bucket up and down the side decks, over the cabin and into the cockpit is a real PITA.
100% agree! I am completely and totally done with buckets. The EZ Jet (yes it is a Chinese POS) works. There is not an adjustment for concentration levels but likely the best $15 I have ever spent for my boat. It is EZ!!!!
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I've not used it, but it appears to be a concentrate that you mix in a bucket?

If so, that's a non-starter for me. Lugging a bucket up and down the side decks, over the cabin and into the cockpit is a real PITA.
You can also mix it in a bucket and pour into a spray bottle.

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For scuff marks it's Simple Green for quick messes or Mr Cleans Magic Eraser - That gets out anything.

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OK, last hint, I can't help myself I always coil up my sheets after sailing and wrap them on the rail on the bow. I don't do this to provide the image that I am a "ship shape" type person but I find if the sheets are off the deck far less gunk collects on the deck. Sheets on the deck create little dams that trap dirt and crap.
my boat is on the hard so it's easy to collect dirt. I have a couple loose lines on my boat and the one for the main sheet, I had to tie up higher to keep from dirt lines getting on the boat. I still have a lot of scrubbing to do anyway.

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Kelly, try partially blocking the water inlet hole (e.g., with plastic wrap, or a plastic grocery bag) to reduce the concentration of soap that gets into the water.
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You can also mix it in a bucket and pour into a spray bottle.
Probably true, but you would have to play with the concentration. You wouldn't dilute it like in a bucket or you would have to put dozen of sprays to equal the quantity typically on a brush.


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Kelly, one more note. You might want to check out this video. Apparently the lever lets you adjust the amount of soap that gets used.

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Re: Go-To boat cleaner

No one uses Tilex or such bathroom cleaner on their non-skid? I never have, mostly for fear of the chlorine doing bad things to the teak or paint. But, I'm tempted this year to get at those little black spec mold things we all get bits of. Maybe try to contain it and mop it back up with a wet rag, rather than hose off.

Anyway, I'm thinking that none of the products above, including my go-to, does anything for the non-skid black stuff. (someone is going to remind me what its called)


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