- Capt. Eric
The Big Wash
Updated: Aug 16, 2020
If it moves and it shouldn't use duct tape, if it doesn't move and it should use oil, if neither work use a hammer...
On board Enfin at the moment we're closer to "if it can be removed, wash it", "If it can't be removed, varnish or wax it".
All settees and berths' cloth covers are getting a well deserved and probably overdue wash. Whilst we're still thinking of upgrading all covers -a substantial cost that is difficult to justify when living with a crazy goofy husky-, the first step is a deep clean of all covers.
The winch covers got their soak and wash a couple weeks ago, and now all cushion covers are getting the full treatment.
We have a beautiful washer/dryer on board, but for the most part, Di is using a big plastic tub and our lifelines instead.
And while I was oiling our new cockpit teak table, I just kept going and redid the shower and head's teak work. In a couple of weeks Tara, who washed the boat regularly over the winter, is sending her crew in to polish the hull, deck, superstructures and all stainless steel.
Enfin is going to look sharp.