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Re: Do you take your cushions home?
I took mine home a couple of years ago, removed the covers, and washed the foam, the batting, and the covers. It was amazing how gunky the water in the bathtub was after the first washing. I think I washed everything twice and rinsed everything two or three times. Even by the last rinse the water still wasn't absolutely clean. It was a lot of work (I think that next time I'll look for a laundromat with those industrial-sized front-load washers, and try washing the cushions without taking them apart), but the cushions looked and smelled much better for the effort. It also resolved about 80-90% of the "boat smell" on board (particularly when the boat has been closed up for some time). Since then I have been taking them home and letting them "air out" for a few days in the backyard ever six months or so. It seems to help keep them fresher, but without a "control treatment" I couldn't say for sure.
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