I have always had two boat brushes – one that’s soft for general cleaning and another with stiff bristles for stubborn areas of the non-skid sole.
In a stroke of brilliance, Shurhold Industries has created one brush does both. The new Combo Deck Brush has an outer ring featuring soft fibers for gentle cleaning, while a recessed middle section is armed with stiff bristles for serious scrubbing.
I employed the brush to clean the boat on the morning after a particularly messy evening of lobster fishing, and found the softer red fibers good for sudzing the deck and upholstery. I also used it gently on a few stubborn spots on smooth gelcoat surfaces.
When it came to dried pieces of bait on the deck, I pressed harder with the brush to bring the stiffer center section to bear, and the yellow bristles quickly cleaned up each spot.
The six-inch-wide brush has a wrap-around rubber bumper to keep the solid wood block containing the bristles from marring or scratching the boat interior. The snap-on, quick-release brush fits any Shurhold handle, as will 40 other Shurhold attachments.
Thanks to the Shurhold Combo Brush, now I need only one brush to thoroughly wash the boat. $28.98 (excluding handle); shurhold.com