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Nowadays, when looking for boat accessories, the owner needs to be environmentally aware and use green energy or non-toxic chemicals for their boat. We all need to be conscious about our own individual contributions of environmental sustainability to our waterways in order to enjoy them for many generations.
Solar and wind are the best ways to harness energy when on a boat or on land when needing the extra power to get things done. Once you are done boating, energy harnessed can be used to clean up the mess after a fun day or even while on the water if your getting fish guts everywhere. A wash down pump will be necessary to actually pump water out of the area to rinse off your boat.
Solar Panels and Wind Turbines
Both of these green gadgets can be used to power most anything on your boat. They are great to use when on the water because of the full sun and wind power available in this environment. This provides a great way to attain energy while you are having fun. Once you are back on land or water, the energy provided can be used to clean your boat with a wash down pump.
Reasons to clean your boat:
- Prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species
- Rusting of boat and mechanical parts
- Prevent deterioration of your finish or gel coat
- Prevent mold and mildew on vinyl
- Prevent overall wear and tear
Eco-friendly Boat Cleaners
After we have attained our green energy, we need to avoid chemicals that include toxins because of the runoff which can have a negative impact on the whole ecosystem to include plants and animals. If this still does not directly impact your life, then these toxic chemicals can also affect your life when consuming fish and swimming.
According to, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Clean Marina Guide , “It is important to educate boaters about environmentally–sound cleaning products and practices. Set an example for your boating guests by selling and using “green” products while providing boat cleaning services by the marina.”
Simple Green Boat Cleaner
Simple Green is a non toxic, and biodegradable cleaner that can be used to clean washable surfaces on boats and fishing gear.
Some listed attributes:
- Removes sticky grease, oil and fuel
- Non-abrasive and non-flammable
- Safe for fiberglass, painted surfaces and vinyl
- Contains no added scent
- Use for both light and heavy cleaning
- Maintains the appearance of boats year round
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Marine Spray Nine-Multi-Purpose Cleaner
This non-toxic and biodegradable cleaner is known for its vinyl cleaning properties. It is a multipurpose cleaner and is used below and above the deck. It can be used on many different items to include RVs, camping equipment, rubber, plastic, fiberglass, and most other surfaces. It is good to test the area first before jumping into the cleaning.
Some listed attributes:
- Kills Germs
- Removes Stains
- Removes bacterial odors
- Removes and prevents mildew
- REmoves black streaks
Thetford Marine deck Cleaner
As the name says, this is a great non-toxic and biodegradable product for the cleaning of flat and non-skid decks of boats. It also is available in a recyclable bottle and safe for fiberglass, metal, and plexiglass.
- Dirt and grime
- Water-line stains
Waterless Wash Wax All
The Wash Wax All Cleaner is a multipurpose and biodegradable cleaner that was created 25 years ago for cleaning aircrafts. This cleaner that works well without water is also used for Rvs, boats, cars, and motorcycles. It meets Boeing Aircraft cleaning Specifications and is able to remove dirt without scratching by leaving a non-stick UV protected coating.This one is my favorite because of the documented success and at ease cleaning without water.
Noted to be used on items below and other hard surfaces: