Dry docking your boat is always a better option than leaving it in the water for an extended period of time. Dry docking ensures boats will receive fewer knocks and scrapes than a slip-off mooring system. This is due in part to not dealing with changing tides and water levels. Dry docking also ensures you can keep it as clean as possible by allowing you to reach every inch of the hull for cleaning and prevents any nasty grime from the water accumulating on it.
Cleaning Supplies for Boats and Marine Vehicles
Once a boat is out of the water, use a good non-scratch scrub sponge to clean the hull. Our monster scrubby sponges can clean any area of a boat, or other water craft, including the hull, floors, vinyl seating and more. Use it with your chosen detergent for excellent results.
A microfiber towel is a great choice for drying up water after washing to prevent hard water stains and streaks. Microfiber towels are safe for most surfaces and are absorbent. However, if you want a truly absorbent cloth, then the Chamois Cloth should be your choice.
The Super S Detail Melamine Foam Eraser Sponge is one of the best options for cleaning your boat’s exterior. Use this boat scuff eraser for removing water line scum, and dark scuff marks from inside and outside the boat. The ergonomic design makes it easier to grip and hold in your hand and the size allows you to cover more surface area in less time. The polyurethane middle allows you to use both surfaces of the sponge allowing for greater value.
The Benefits of Cleaning Your Boat After Taking It Out on the Water
A good time to clean and inspect your boat for damage is when it is out of the water and you have access to all areas of the boat. Inspect the outer hull, condition of the gel coat and propeller.
In addition to cleaning, add protective layers than help keep your boat clean like waxes and protective UV coating for vinyl seats. Be sure everything is properly dried to prevent hard-water stains, mold, mildew and rot.
If you’re looking for additional non-toxic and effective cleaning products for your boat, visit our Boat Scuff Eraser page for cleaning tool recommendations.