Features March 2008 Issue

Deep Dirt: What’s the Best Inflatable Boat Cleaners For Stubborn Stains on a Dinghy?

Practical Sailor cleans up a neglected white Avon with 11 deep cleaners specifically designed for PVC and Hypalon fabrics found on inflatable boats.

The shelves these days are packed with an endless array of boat cleaners. A mild soap and elbow grease is often all that is needed. But when you are dealing with extensive coats of mold, mildew and dirt, deep cleaners are the ticket. Practical Sailor divided a neglected, filthy Avon Rover R250 into even sections and tested 11 inflatable boat cleaners. Three products scored an excellent rating. Products tested include the best products from Star Brite, MaryKate, Nautical Ease, Marine Development and Research Corp, Amazonís, Seapower, Pennel & Flipo, Revival Ecological Paste, and Spray Nine.

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