Whether you spend a considerable amount of time on your boat or you just take short rides from time to time, detailing your boat is necessary not only for your comfort but also for your health and safety. Regular cleaning will reduce the likelihood of you slipping, falling, or having any accident caused by an unkempt environment.
What is Boat Cleaning
Boat cleaning involves the removal of dust, dirt, and grime from the interior and exterior of a boat. It also involves some degree of polishing.
Steps involved in Boat Cleaning
Here are some steps involved in getting your boat spick and span.
Step 1: Soaking and Drying
This should be done with an absorbent cloth, preferably one made of a chamois material that will not scratch the surface of the boat. Environmentally fried detergent should be used and boat should be thoroughly dried after.
Step 2: Waxing
After the boat is completely dried, gently apply wax to maintain the sheen and luster of the fiberglass on the boat. This should be done at least once per season.
Step 3: Cleaning the Carpet
Any form of carpeting on the boat should be vacuumed regularly to reduce dust, maintain the color and keep the boat smelling fresh. Attention should also be placed on stain removal.
Step 4: Cleaning windows and other Glassy Areas
Cleaning of glass surfaces should be done with a non-abrasive cloth to avoid scratching. Glass cleaners should also be environmentally friendly.
Step 5: Degreasing the Engine
This should be done annually. It is always advisable to secure the services of a professional to do this in order to avoid any mishap that may cause added expenses.
Step 6: Cleaning of Upholstery
Upholstery should be cleaned regularly to remove dust, dirt, mildew, grime, and salt. Use a damp cloth first, and then polish.