Whether you’re using your boat on the lake, or in the ocean, you will want to make sure you keep it clean, especially before winter storage. Salt or other forms of grime and scum can build up and damage your investment.
Spray Down Your Entire Boat with Water
Spray your boat down with water starting from the top and working your way down. If there is salt, give it a few minutes to let everything dissolve after spraying with water. Then, hose it down again. It is best to have your boat lifted in order to get to the undersides as well and spray down the engines. A pressure washer works wonders.
As for cleaning products, there are plenty of commercial boat cleaners on the market. Just make sure to check that they are suitable for your boat’s material. Apply using an absorbent sponge or soft scrub brush.
Clean the Livewell or Baitwell
The livewell or baitwell is sure to have gathered some nasty stains and smells throughout the season. For the interior, a non-toxic cleaner is best as it will not be detrimental to any fish or bait placed inside the livewell. Baking soda and water will help neutralizer any odors and is a great non-toxic cleaner. Use an eraser sponge with a scrubber pad from SpongeOutlet.com to scour any stains or water scum from the interior. Be sure to rinse well.
Clean Vinyl Seats and Consoles
Eraser sponges can also be used for detailed cleaning without harsh chemicals on vinyl seats and plastic consoles. Use them to remove scuff dirt and grime and scuff marks. For cleaning larger areas, consider using SpongeOutlet’s Giant Sized Boat Eraser Sponges.
Be sure to protect vinyl seats from the UV rays of the sun, by using a protective seat cleaner. Protective cleaners will help prevent any cracking or discoloration caused by sunlight. Wipe off cleanser with a microfiber towel.
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