If your Duck and Goose decoys look anything like mine at the beginning of the season you need to spend time cleaning. Instead of washing by hand put them in the dishwasher. I put on the shortest cycle and depending on size, you can three to five at a time. I leave anchors on and they come out looking new. If they leak or paint comes off, you can repair after the cycle. The dishwashing may take a better part of your day, a day you can spend doing something else instead of cleaning decoys.
Cleaning Your Decoys!
If your decoys look anything like mine at the opening of the season you need to wash-up. I should do this at the end of the season but I never do. As an alternative to cleaning by hand which can rapidly become tedious try this. Put them in the dishwasher on the shortest cycle with a small amount of dish washing soap. Depending on size, you can put in three to five duck decoys in at a time maybe more. I leave rigged up with anchors on and pluck out before the dry cycle is complete. This is also an effective way to find out if they leak and if they are absent some paint. I have used the dishwasher on my goose floaters, field and shells. Again differing on size will dictate how many in one cycle. Employing the dishwasher for your blocks will take a better part of your day or maybe more depending on how many you own. If you have a tip for cleaning decoys email it along to firstname.lastname@example.org