Regardless of your choice of boat cleaner, you can determine the impact you have on the environment. Your usage has as much impact as the toxicity and bio degradability of the product itself. Factors such as how much you dilute a product, how much you use, and where you clean your boat, all contribute to the amount of product that ends up in the environment.
Here are some tips to remember:
- Rinse and clean your boat regularly with freshwater to prevent dirt from accumulating.
- Follow the dilution recommendations on all cleaning products. In most cases where a product had a range of recommended dilutions, the weaker mixture works equally well as the stronger mixture.
- Use an environmentally friendly boat soap for overall cleaning, then spot treat troublesome stains with a stronger product.
- Minimize runoff by toweling off harsh spot treatments instead of rinsing.