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Old 09-18-2006, 05:37 PM   #1
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I have carpet for the boat that has never been used (still in the rapping). are there any down sides of keeping the boat carpeted? Like will it get a mildew smell or anything? Is the carpet difficult to clean?

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Old 09-18-2006, 06:33 PM   #2
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Here are the care instructions for the snap in carpet that came with our Maxum.

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Care and Cleaning Instructions - Atlantis Carpeting and Genuine Aquamat

-For regular care, vacuum or hose off to prevent soil from becoming embedded and to maintain the carpet color and appearance.

-If the carpet becomes soiled, use a standard carpet cleaner.

-Dry AquaMats face-up or by hanging.

-For AquaMat storage, always roll with carpet facing out, never fold. Do not roll while wet.

We remove everything from the boat after each outing and hang to dry.

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Old 09-18-2006, 06:35 PM   #3
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We use our carpets- They are snap in and we remove them during winter lay up and clean them before the season starts again.
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:01 PM   #4

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we keep our carpets on board and in the sunbridge all the time...when they get dirty..I take them home and spray simple green on them and use a brush to clean the soil out..then spray with water until no more suds..hang to dry...been doin that for about 6 yrs and my carpets always look good.....
you can do all the fancy stuff like carpet cleaners and stuff..but simple green works about as well as anything else I've used....
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