May 13, 2020

How do I clean this kayak out now? (Not sure it’s environmentally OK to use bleach in the harbor). A friend is letting me use their kayak if I clean it but has been inhabited by rats and raccoons (feces alert!). Any suggestion on an effective cleaning method to do down at the docks? (Long Beach, CA) : Kayaking

How do I clean this kayak out now? (Not sure it’s environmentally OK to use bleach in the harbor). A friend is letting me use their kayak if I clean it but has been inhabited by rats and raccoons (feces alert!). Any suggestion on an effective cleaning method to do down at the docks? (Long Beach, CA) : Kayaking


Sounds like your friend is getting a great deal. A bleach + strong soap mix is great for this and many boat owners use this sort of mixture. Marinas may or may not have regulations about water pollution in this way near you, so could be worth a google.

There are many biodegradable detergents available if you are especially concerned about pollution. You can find these soaps in regular supermarkets these days. Raccoon poop is nasty but not all that difficult to clean off.



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