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Old 19-05-2020, 10:49   #1
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under sole space cleanup

One of the projects I had to fix on my newly purchased boat was to change the macerator pump. The existing one had a small leak.

I changed the macerator pump but now I want to do a clean up for compartment in the salon under the sole (which all lead up to the main bilge area aft).

What chemical/cleaner should I use? I have a wet/dry vac and will use it if I need to avoid spelling stuff back in the water.

I heard about putting ice and go sailing but I want something more effective. And also any advice on cleaning up hoses (macerator pump - holding tank - head)

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Sorry, I can't help you. But there are some video clips: have you looked at them?


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Old 20-05-2020, 06:42   #3
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Coopec43,

The video is about cleaning/flushing the inside of the holding tank, which is not really my question.

I was asking about what product should I use to clean the area of bilge outside of the holding tank after fixing a leak.

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Any good cleansing agent ought to work well, assuming you can access everything.
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simple green, a bag of ice cubes and go sailing...
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We have a small power steamer we got from Amazon with an extension hose, that works really well in those tight spaces. Also bought a variety of different sized bottle-type brushes when agitation was needed.
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Re: under sole space cleanup

Simple green or detergent/water sprayed liberally throughout the under floor. (Garden sprayer?) Hose it out with jet stream nozzle, or better a low pressure electric pressure washer for deep cleaning. Detergent cleans oil residue well. No different than washing your dishes unless you have an engine oil leak.
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Re: under sole space cleanup

Hi AST,
I strongly recommend to buy "The New Get Rid of Boat Odors: A Boat Owner’s Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor". I have recently bought it, it is a great source which addresses all your questions and beyond. Kindle version is 9,57$.
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Thanks to all.

I have seen several references for the book. And simple green seems to be a common answer.
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I found a long handled toilet brush handy to get to the tight hard to reach spots. A trigger fitting on your hose helps direct short burst of water to flush out the junk. Use a fan to ventilate so that it's dry under there.
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I found a long handled toilet brush handy to get to the tight hard to reach spots. A trigger fitting on your hose helps direct short burst of water to flush out the junk. Use a fan to ventilate so that it's dry under there.
Yes, good comment, leave the boards open and the boat ventilating for days after.
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