To remove mildew from the interior of your boat, pour two tablespoons of non-chlorine bleach into a spray
bottle and fill with water. Spray then wipe. It cleans the mildew away and will help prevent the mildew from coming back.
Windex does a pretty good job as well.
Galley Stuff -
Polish that brass - with catsup...all those little packets tucked
back in the slider will come in handy now. Rub the red stuff on the
brass, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, wash off completely and buff with a
soft cloth. Eventually get around to adding a final coat of polish and
Stainless - using the same
principal, mainly the acid, use either lemon or Realemon© on your
stainless. Again let sit for ten minutes and rinse off and buff.
Sink Drains - one cup of
boiling water down the drain, followed immediately by one cup of vinegar and
another cup of boiling water. Bio-degradable and will keep any grease
from building up....
Sticky Salt? - Add a little rice to your salt
shaker to help keep the contents flowing easily. We also save all those
little humidity reducers from medicine bottles for our spices, it sure
Fender, dorade, lifeline and
power cord care:
Brian Monteer, All Seasun Yacht Care - I've seen some
of you folks trying to clean up your blackened fenders and other rubberized
products with acetone. This will get the dirt off, but it also weakens
the rubber and after exposure to the sun, the item will probably turn to
mush, if not this time, the next time you try this shortcut. While it will
only make a mess of your hull in the fender case, it can be extremely hazardous
on an electrical power cord! Probably more of a zap than you intended!
Try using lacquer thinner (sparingly). It is less caustic and will do the
tape and its many uses -
We were "barrelin" down the Baja coast at 7 knots
(not bad in a '27 guys, come on!). I was at the helm, my son flyin' the
chute and the crew perched in the respective positions when TWANG! "What
the hell was that?" I shrieked. "Not to worry, Mom, its the bridle for
the pole". I handed off the tiller and scrambled forward, jabbering the
whole way. As I reached the bow, he hollered back to the crew, "gimme the
duct tape." "Yeah, and what's the duct tape for" I hollered. "Well,
first I'm gonna tape your mouth shut and then I'm gonna fix the bridle". We
were back underway in about 3 minutes, but the crew didn't deem it necessary
to remove "my" duct tape till we entered Ensenada harbor. Oh well.
Duck Tape Guys" or view the "Duct
Tape Cam with Remote Pan"