Posted on 18th Apr 2017
There’s an old expression on dry land: “where the rubber meets the road.” It refers to the most important step in any plan—the part where reality sets in. When it comes to boats, it’s your hull that most interacts with the marine environment. Just as you need to keep track of your tires, a responsible boat owner needs to maintain the boat hull and keep it clean. Here is a look at our best boat hull cleaner and a few tips that can make the cleaning process easy.
The most important part of keeping your hull clean is to take it out of the water every so often. The marine environment can be harsh, even on boat hulls—particularly in salt water or in areas where marine growth is prominent. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Once you’ve embraced these ideas, it’s time to think about what products can offer the most help when your boat is out of the water and ready for a good cleaning.
Here are two of our best boat hull cleaners that every boat owner should keep handy:
Incorporate the right products with some mindfulness about the state of your hull, and your boat will reward you with a clean, fresh appearance that should last for years. If any other parts on your boat give you trouble, you can always browse our full list of boat cleaning supplies to find products that will make your life as a boat owner easier.
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