Man Washing Boat Deck

USEFUL TIPS FOR WASHING YOUR BOAT

A boat is a great investment, so it’s just right to maintain your boat and have a regular cleaning the right way. To help you clean your boat effectively, look at some of the useful tips.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT

It’s important to choose the right equipment that’ll clean your vessel instead of just using a garden hose. A power washing machine cleans faster with lesser effort to clean even the tiniest details of your boat.

USING DETERGENTS AND CLEANING SOLUTIONS

Use stronger cleaning solutions in removing the oxidation stains caused by salt water.

Go with marine grade cleaning solutions, compounds and wax. The marine wax protects your boat from stains. Just make sure you are using something that is friendly for the environment.

ALWAYS USE FRESH WATER

Always use fresh water in cleaning your boat because saltwater causes ugly yellow stains. Saltwater can get the dirt out of the boat, but your boat’s surface will become vulnerable to oxidation stains.

SOAKING THE BOAT’S BODY IN SOAPY WATER

Soak the boat’s body in soapy water for the next 10 minutes before scrubbing it to soften the stains. This will make it easier for you to remove them. Clean small portions at a time. If you’re cleaning a larger boat, scrub it and then rinse it before proceeding to the next parts of the boat.

CLEANING GLASS WINDOWS AND PORTHOLES

Use a glass cleaner, or you can use a water and vinegar solution to clean glass windows and portholes. You can even use wrinkled newspapers to clean the dirt off the boat’s glass.

MAINTAINING FIBREGLASS SURFACE

If your boat has a fibreglass surface, maintain it by using fibreglass reconditioning compound. It removes oxidation stains, water line parks and deflects tar from water in sticking.

WAXING YOUR BOAT

Waxing your boat after drying will keep it clean longer and protects the surface of your boat from getting dirty quickly. Using a marine grade wax polishes the boat.

REGULARLY CLEANING YOUR VESSEL

Regular cleaning is required to keep a well-maintained vessel. If you are not up to the job, professional boat cleaners can help you clean the entire vessel making it worth it the long run.

Keeping your boat clean and your surrounding says a lot about your personality. A clean boat will not only make you look good but also improve your safety when you’re out boating. Treat your boat as if she is your best friend, as she deserves to be taken care of, too.

 


 

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John Steele
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John loves cooking at home and outdoors, travelling, fishing and discovering a new life. He's got loads of experience he wants to share while he adventures through retirement.