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Old 04-19-2016, 03:55 PM   #21
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Correct, and that type of H2O would be a precipitate, not city water or dock water or lake water or saltwater. I misspoke when I said "distilled".
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:39 PM   #22
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Another beautiful day here in Seattle. If we have many more of the these then the decks are going to suffer.

We rigged a sprinkler system, now ideally this would be spraying salt water however we are in the lake...

Has anyone had any luck with laying down some rock salt?

It costs more, but Ethylene Glycol antifreeze the green stuff, takes a longer time to dry out of the wood.
And it kills rot fungus. Maybe mix it 50-50 with water. Although it is better sprayed in the bilge, a deck gets too much sun. For wood bilges add in Borax roach powder, that will kill everything that eats wood. Borax powder dissolves in hot water or alcohol. I have sprayed dissolved borax on wood, it soaks in then when it dries, the wood has both borax and EG antifreeze inside the wood and nothing can live in that. EG is a type of poisonous alcohol.
Neither one has any odor, no smell lingers in the boat.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:00 PM   #23
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The garden center has little bottles that go in line with your garden hose to spread fertilizer etc.....

Bet you can rig something to add salt to the sprinkler.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:10 PM   #24
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Wow, talk about thread drift! Let's get back to teak decks, shall we?

IMO and experience, washing teak decks with clean salt water is good. Gratuitously wetting them because it is sunny is silly.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:26 PM   #25
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I have a saltwater wash down pump I almost never use it. I could but do not go to the boat everyday to spray on the teak wood.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:52 PM   #26
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Not really seeing to much thread drift here. Wetting decks was the originall thought. Still there.
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