Climate change is again having an impact on your boat, this time it is the drought in Australia where the inland dust is blown to the coast, and coating everything in its path. This is not news, as anyone with a car will notice recently how dirty it is, now think to your boat, yep decks and canvas are covered in dust.
Water restrictions also mean you cannot hose hard surfaces, so I assume this means hosing boats is out, a salt water deck wash though will work, then follow with a bucket of fresh water.
Don't let this dust accumulate on your canvas, as it is nice food for mould to start growing.
Seemingly clean canvas that arrives in my factory can have very dirty rinse water highlighting the embedded dirt (rinse water pic below)
Furled headsails will also be coated in this dust, best remedy here is just go sailing and hopefully it will blow out, if not then I'll see you soon.
Thanks SeaLaunay for the pic of the dust storm a few years ago, current dust pictures are not as impressive.