Cleaning Your Boat before Winter Storage

cleaning your boatWhether you’re using your boat on the lake, the ocean, or in a really, really big puddle you found, you will want to make sure you keep it clean; especially before winter storage.

Salt or other forms of grime can build up and damage your investment.

So, especially before you put it away for months waiting for the warm weather to come back around, you will want to clean your boat and make sure it looks like new when you take it out on the water again.

The first thing you want to do is make sure you spray down your boat so that everything gets wet.

If there is salt, give it a few minutes to let everything dissolve. Then, hose it down again. For the final rinse make sure you are starting from the top down, doing the hull sides last.

  • It is best to have your boat lifted in order to get to the undersides as well and spray down the engines.

As for the cleaning products you use, you will want to make sure you use something that will be tough enough to get the job done.

This is where the Sponge Outlet products come in.

They are powerful enough to lift dirt, grime, and just about anything else that is on it. It is suggested that you first test it out on an inconspicuous area first.

In places that a sponge cannot reach, use a power washer. This will help get in the little nooks and crannies to make sure no salt or grime build up ruins one of your prized possessions.

Make sure you give your boat a good wash down a handful of times a year to ensure that there is not any hardware damage.