Soft washing a boat?

Hello, this is a bit of an odd job and would like to know if anyone has any experience with this. Someone contacted me to clean the lichen off their boat. It is docked so I will try and use a really light mix of SH. Was thinking of just dwelling as much as I can and hitting it with a soft bristle brush. Quoted him $200 and seems like it shoudl really only be about an hour worth of work.

He just would want the bow of the boat and roof done.

I don’t own a boat, and I don’t wash boats, but I had my coffee this morning and it is about 15 degrees out, so here you go:

hope it is on land and away from the water, SH is bad for the fish friends. Or, you can lit er up and git er done. Remember, you only get into trouble if you get caught.

There are other chemicals on the market other than SH.

I’d find out the rules on chems for that lake/river.

I can’t imagine the fine for breaking them.

Ditto. If it’s on water, or over water, or so close that we can’t avoid chem in the water…no SH, ever. We get a bad enough rap and deal with enough people complaining about what we’re doing to the environment…one EPA story and they’ll triple instantly nationwide…

oh, and you’ll probably have a lot of issues to deal with too, lol

Thanks, so should I just avoid the job? What chemical would be more bio friendly? It is docked at the pier so the water will be there. Thank you all tho for responding! This community on this site is great

Medium pressure plain water, a lot of that will come off with a jrod. People pressure wash their boats all the time.

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@AdvancedPWashing You could always contact your local Dept. of Natural Resources and ask them about what is acceptable and what is not. I did that a couple of years ago when I was asked to wash a few piers that were located on one of our local lakes. I explained my process, chemicals and concentration. After a couple of weeks, I received an email from her and she gave me her blessing (in writing) that I could wash them. I carry the letter with me and have multiple copies if an issue should ever arise. It never hurts to ask, the most they can say is “no”. My two cents.

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You don’t need chemicals for everything, It’s thick gel coat, don’t be afraid of pressure as brock said just plain water will do the trick. Stay away from decals.

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Isn’t it ironic. Don’t you think?

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Water is underrated.

yeah, I really do think…

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I’ve got one hand in my pocket and the other one is flicking a booger-ugh!

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