After getting the boat all polished up, I decided to install the dodger and boom tent that came with the boat. When I first looked at the dodger after bringing the boat home, it looked as if it was used a lot and it appeared an animal had been sleeping on it. There were several stains, fur and the windows were damaged. The boom tent must never have been used.

The stains came out better than I thought they would. Here’s the recipe for the cleaner that I used from the Sunbrella website.

  • 1/4 cup dishwasher soap
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 gallon water
  • Spray it on to soak the fabric

 I also used a stiff brush and then rinsed.

For now, I have decided to have a local upholstery revive them. New zippers, new windows and add another triangle side window on each side.


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