Swab that deck, sailor!
At the National Hardware Show I got an introduction to the Deck Washer Flow-Through Brush. The two-in-one Deck Washer from HomeRight is a 13 inch wide scrubbing broom with 14 built-in water jet nozzles. It attaches easily to your garden hose. There were photos of people using it on wooden decks, driveways, garage floors, pools, etc., but no pictures of anyone using it on a boat. So I asked about using it on boat decks, and the folks there said it was perfect for that. They asked if I had a boat, and offered to send me one so I could try it for myself. Heck, why not. (I spend over a $1,000 each year to go to that show.) The Deck Washer arrived in a compact box. First you assemble the three-piece aluminum extension handle with nice foam grips, and attach the brush. That takes about a minute or two. Attach an ordinary garden hose and you’re ready to power sweep, or power brush. You use the Deck Washer semi-stiff bristles to loosen and dirt and debris. Then turn on the high-pressure water jets to blast area clean. There’s an on/off value included that attaches between your hose and the HomeRight Deck Washer. It lets you turn the water on and off, and control the flow to water jet nozzles. It worked great on the decks. I needed to use a soap pad though for the non-skid areas. That was no surprise, because non-skid areas on boats are notorious for holding on to dirt. All it all, it speeds up cleaning, because you do it all with one device. No need to put down the brush and pick up the hose –it’s all in one. MSRP: $29.99
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