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Old 19-06-2013, 13:16   #1
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Deck scrubbing - alts to doing it by hand ?

Anyone know of a electric scrubber that could be used to scrub decks ? My arthritis is not getting any better !!
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Old 19-06-2013, 18:18   #2
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Re: Deck scrubbing - alts to doing it by hand ?

Get a "Deck Dolly" usually a young lady (or not) with very short shorts and a tee shirt soon to be wet. Costs about $10 - 20 Hr. Often worth it. Cheaper than a Bissel which does not work.
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Old 19-06-2013, 18:26   #3
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Re: Deck scrubbing - alts to doing it by hand ?

We have one that rotates based on the hose's water pressure.

But I usually just wait until it rains.
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Assuming the deck is fiberglass, I would suggest Clorox home cleaning spray. Secure all lines off the deck, and spray the deck with the cleaner. Have a beer or two, go for a sail- whatever. Then rinse with a hose. I have also sprayed the deck before leaving and let the afternoon S FLA rains rinse the boat.
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Old 19-06-2013, 18:50   #5
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Re: Deck scrubbing - alts to doing it by hand ?

Are there any electric scrubbers ? The marks I have on the deck need scrubbing to go away. They won't go away with a high pressure jet.
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Old 19-06-2013, 19:52   #6
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Are there any electric scrubbers ? The marks I have on the deck need scrubbing to go away. They won't go away with a high pressure jet.
Have you tried Davis FSR? I was surprise how well it worked on some of our stains that didn't come up with other cleaners.
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Old 19-06-2013, 20:21   #7
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Re: Deck scrubbing - alts to doing it by hand ?

Mr cleans magic eraser.
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Old 19-06-2013, 21:32   #8
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Re: Deck scrubbing - alts to doing it by hand ?

+ 1 on the boat scubber!! Our kid's made some GOOD money cleaning boats ! but then they had a bunch of training! LOL our boat always looked clean ! LOL But all kidding aside, there always some younger kids around that will clean your boat for a fair price and if they are live aboard kids they will mostly do a pretty good job ! at least mine did LOL
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Have you tried Davis FSR? I was surprise how well it worked on some of our stains that didn't come up with other cleaners.
No, not tried this stuff. Will buy some today (if they have it in !).

Mr cleans magic eraser - Good for bird **** and severe scuff marks ? I don't think so.

Kids - never seen any available around my marina.

Thanks all .....but still no electric replies !! Maybe I should go into business making one !
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Are there any electric scrubbers ? The marks I have on the deck need scrubbing to go away. They won't go away with a high pressure jet.

Have you tried Barkeeper's Friend? Is there someone you can hire to do it? It doesn't sound like a big job.
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Old 20-06-2013, 09:18   #11
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Re: Deck scrubbing - alts to doing it by hand ?

There was an electric scrubber sold some years ago. It had a waterproof motor head with brush on a pole and was powered by a battery that you carried in a pouch hung by a strap over your shoulder. It was great for scrubbing the waterline as well as decks. It worked pretty well but there just wasn't enough of a market for them.
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Old 20-06-2013, 09:21   #12
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Thanks all .....but still no electric replies !! Maybe I should go into business making one !
Ok no experience here but a quick web search offered up this:
http://www.drillbrush.com/Boat-Cleaning-Brushes.html
Or
http://www.drillbrush.com/our-products.html
Another:
http://www.motorscrubbers.com/products15.htm
Or if you have a lot to invest:
http://m.hammacher.com/Product/81850?refsku=75775&xsp=2
Last one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008YRJGBU

Put these terms less the single quotes into a google search 'electric scrubber shower'

Now with this all said I'd be very careful not to damage nonskid and gel coat. I have NO experience here but thought I could give you some ideas. I personally use old fashioned elbow grease to get my boat clean then apply Woody Wax nonskid wax.
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Take your glasses off...........
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Btw the one from Hammacher $chlemmer is made for boats. It was called Yachtsman I believe. Link in my post above but be prepared for sticker shock.
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Re: Deck scrubbing - alts to doing it by hand ?

I second the "Deck Dolly". In the end, it's a bargain.... and you can just sit back and supervise! (ie: watch!)
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