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Cleaning out carpet in boats?


jltimm

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I just got back from Canada and my boat is a mess!Is there any tips as to the best way to remove the sand and dirt from the carpet?

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I had my windshield break while in Canada. With the glass, dirt, sand, etc. I turned to a professional carpet cleaner in my town. He cleaned and put scotch guard down for only $75.00. It looked like new again. Well worth the money in my mind!!!!

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Once a year I take a pressure washer to my carpet, I just use clean water with no soap and spray it down good. Just make sure you let it dry before you put the cover on. I usually start at the front of the boat and work my way back then pick out the sand and debry out once it dries up. Try to stay away from your electronics also.

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If you don't have a lot of oil, grime, etc. to deal with and just grit-n-sand......go with a shop vac. That's what I use and it does a great job.

Of course I have to use a little elbow grease to work out some areas. But saves $$$ on the pocket book.

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

I use a shop vac with the corner tool to get along the edges then get the vac with a beater bar and get the rest of the floor. Once you get the sand and dirt out then its time to wash. Elevate the bow as high as possible and pressure wash the deck working toward the stern. Now get the bristle brush out with soapy water and scrub the carpet then rinse.

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I just unsnap the carpet, take it out of the boat and wash it down and then damp mop the vinal floor.

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I use the hand car wash. The power of the wand cleans everything and pushes all the sand to the back of the boat and you just go along the back edge with the vaccum and viola!! Clean boat for $3.00.

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    • CigarGuy
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