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Old 07-04-2014, 10:43 AM   #21
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I know it isn't possible for most but if you do have it on board, a hydraulic high pressure wash down pump is pretty small and with 4000 psi (adjustable) you can cut kelp off the anchor, never mind clean off mud. In fact, it is my favorite piece of equipment on the boat because it saves so much time for general cleaning. Mine uses fresh water because we carry a fair amount, but I don't see why you couldn't use filtered sea water if you rinsed it with fresh.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:50 AM   #22
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For boats equipped with a water maker, I've often wondered if there was a way to divert the high pressure salt water for wash down. Has anyone tried this?

You need to be careful with high pressure water. It will raise the grain of teak and strip even well adhered paint.
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:17 AM   #23
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For boats equipped with a water maker, I've often wondered if there was a way to divert the high pressure salt water for wash down. Has anyone tried this?

You need to be careful with high pressure water. It will raise the grain of teak and strip even well adhered paint.

Also high pressure will blow out the bedding on deck mounted hardware like cleats and stanchions if your not careful.
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