You love your boat—in fact, you might call it your passion. But that doesn’t mean you cherish every single time you have
to clean it.
Even the most dedicated of boat owners would often prefer to
be out on the water and not rinsing, scrubbing, and waxing their day away. Luckily,
cleaning your boat – and cleaning it effectively – doesn’t have to be such a
chore. If you know what you’re doing and work with a little know-how, you can
reduce your cleaning time significantly and get back to what you love doing
most: being on the actual water.
Using Water to Your
If there’s anything boat owners know, it’s how to handle
water. But many boat owners could do better by using fresh water to their
advantage when it comes to cleaning. One of the best ways to ensure that your
boat retains its original luster is to give it a quick rinse with fresh water
after every trip. Spraying it down doesn’t take a long time, and if you make it
a part of your boating routine, you’ll find that it’s not such a chore after
all. What’s more, spraying down your boat with fresh water regularly will
ensure that you’re not sweating as you try to scrub off hard set-in stains and
other debris that could have been cleared during a regular rinse.
One of the ways to make your life easier is to ensure that
you’re not using harsh (and sometimes illegal) chemicals on your boat. Keep
things simple by using biodegradable formulas in your washing. Not only will
this help with the washing itself, but it will make sure that you remain a
responsible boat owner who cares about the lakes and natural wildlife in which
your launch your boat on a regular basis.
Don’t Forget the
You get it by now: the more you wash your boat regularly,
the less you’ll regret it later. But that also means washing as much of the
boat as you can. Don’t let items like your windows become musty and stained
over time. Instead, use a simple appropriate cleaning solution on these objects
on a semi-regular basis. Even the most attentive boat owners can let stains set
in if they’re not careful. Be careful, and your boat will thank you for it by
Clean the Boat Bilge
The bilge area in your boat can play host to some of the
gnarliest, unseemly stuff that needs to be cleaned—trust us when we say that
it’s better to regularly clean your boat bilge and ensure that you don’t simply
make more work for yourself down the line.
Of course, the easiest way to make sure that your boat
cleaning goes as smoothly and easily as possible is to use the right boat cleaning
products and supplies. Combine those with these tips and your boat should
look its best –and for a much longer period of time.