[Public-List] Cleaning

John Birch via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Sat Jul 9 04:51:14 PDT 2016

Excellent post.

Have heard of using a similar mix, going to try it, didn't know the mix was 
that simple.

Thank you,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg Bover via Public-List" <public-list at lists.alberg30.org>
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Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2016 7:46 AM
Subject: [Public-List] Cleaning

> Practical Sailor magazine, which does not take ads, is like Consumer 
> Reports
> for mariners. A few months back they recommended a homemade mixture of 
> equal
> parts of borax, tri-sodium phosphate, and baking soda as one of the best
> cleaning and mold killing agents one can get, and for very short money. As 
> I
> recall they suggested 1 tablespoon of each in a quart of hot water. I 
> mixed
> it stronger than that, basically as much as I could get to go into 
> solution.
> This spring I cleaned the whole boat, inside and out, with this mixture 
> and
> a stiff brush. The Admiral says it has never smelled as good nor looked as
> white. Between that and the tea tree gel in strategic areas I have not 
> seen
> a return of any mold. My interior is Petit Easypoxy.
> Greg Bover
> A-30 #114
> Gloucester, Mass.
> P.S. We're headed downeast on Monday for a month. Penobscot Bay, maybe
> beyond.
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