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2000 m from the nearest west Marine. Will hit island water works and see what they have and read the labels.

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If you have solar why can't you turn the batts off and let a bilge pump wired directly to the batts drain the water? I realize keel stepped masts get water into the boat and that needs to be removed.

Deck stepped should have no leaks and may not need to leave the bilge pump on. Solar should keep the batts topped up.
If the boat gets hit by lightning your solar and bilge pumps are likely toast.

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2000 m from the nearest west Marine. Will hit island water works and see what they have and read the labels.
A gallon of Simple Green never hurt anything and it smells good.

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Not everyone thinks that: https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/...PurposeCleaner

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A gallon of Simple Green never hurt anything and it smells good.
I use it aboard, especially to clean up grease or oil. I understand, however, if left to stand for extended periods, it will corrode some metals. Aluminum in particular. You are cautioned not to use it on aircraft, with aluminum structures, and not to leave it on any aluminum for more than 10 minutes, without thoroughly rinsing. Simple Green even developed a special formula for aircraft, as a result. The Air Force banned the original formula.

As long as you rinse well or keep it off aluminum, it's good stuff.


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Our go to general cleaner is fresh water with some Dawn and vinegar in it. Followed by fresh water.

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Our go to general cleaner is fresh water with some Dawn and vinegar in it. Followed by fresh water.
Same here. No Dawn though. Vinegar and water. Use it on everything.

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