Cleaning Your Boat When Dry Docking

Eraser sponge products for cleaning boat

Summer is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to get that boat out on the water again for the summer months. It’s always enjoyable to spend the weekend days out on the water in your boat with friends and family, but there’s one important thing to remember, always clean after you go out on the water.

To ensure a long life for your boat, it’s crucial that you make sure to scrub down the boat if you plan to dry dock it.

Dry Docking Helps to Extend the Life of the Boat

Dry docking your boat is always a better option than leaving it docked in the water for the summer. If you plan to keep it as clean as possible, dry docking will ensure you won’t gather any nasty grime from the water when it’s sitting in it.

Using Sponge Outlet’s Cleaning Products:

Even if you’re dry docking your boat, it’s important to clean it after you take the boat out for a long summer day on the water.

Our monster scrubby sponges are some of the best cleaning products you can use to clean your boat after a day out. By just running the sponge under water, the scrubby will do the rest of the work to get rid of the grime, grease, and other debris from the water.

Our microfiber towels also work well with almost any surface. They do not scratch, so you can use them on your boat. All you have to do is wet the towel and get to work getting rid of the grime on the boat after a day out on the water.

The Super S Detail Melamine Foam Eraser Sponge is one of the best options for cleaning your boat’s exterior after taking it out. The proper way to use this sponge would be to test out on an inconspicuous area before applying it to your boat’s surface because it may cause dulling of painted or glossy surfaces.

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Boat After Taking It Out on the Water

A clean boat is definitely a happy boat, and a clean boat leaves the boat owner happy as well. Owning a boat can be a chore, but when you take the time to scrub down your boat after you bring it out of the water, your investment will pay off in the end with a long life for your boat.

If you’re looking for non-toxic and effective cleaning products for your boat, contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today or visit us online for more information!

 

 

Clean Your Boat Before Storing it

cleaning boat with eraser sponges

It is important to make sure you clean your boat and get it ready to store before the colder weather and winter hits. Boats are expensive investments and they must be taken care of properly in order for it to run smoothly during the boating season.

Boats are exposed to all different kinds of elements. Salt, seaweed, algae, and barnacles are just a few things most boats come into contact on a regular basis. All of these different elements soil the boat, even in the places that you can’t see.

Rinse the Boat

Make sure that you spray down your entire boat with water first. A power washer can sometimes work better than a standard hose because it provides more pressure to clear out the places you can’t quite reach. Rinsing all aspects of the boat including the topside, bottom, and deck is important for the life of the boat.

  • You should also clean all of the hardware and trim.
  • Purchase proper boat cleaner and bilge in order to get further treat the boat.
  • Drain the remaining water out by opening the seacocks

Boat Cleaner

If your boat has a decent amount of salt residue, let the water sit and dissolve the salt a bit. After it dissolves, rinse it with water again.

  • Rinse the boat from the top down to ensure you are rinsing the salt off the boat.
  • Be sure to purchase proper boat cleaner in order to treat the boat properly.

Scrub the Boat Body

In order to clean the boat, you’ll need one of our eraser sponges to get it properly scrubbed. Sponge Outlet’s eraser sponges can easily pick-up dirt and grime from every section of your boat.

Consider Waxing the Boat

After you have your boat completely washed, you should really consider waxing the boat as well.

  • Waxing your boat will seal and protect your clean boat from any winter weather that it might face.
  • Wax can protect your boat from temperature changes and preserve shine.

Before you store your boat, make sure the boat is completely dry to avoid mold and mildew from settling in. If possible, open any seacocks to drain remaining water out of the boat.

Sponge Outlet

Sponge Outlet provides cleaning products for all of your needs. If you’re in need of natural cleaning products to help clean your boat efficiently and accurately before storing it for the winter season, contact Sponge Outlet at 877-776-6430 today to get more information on our cleaning products!