The first and most basic maintenance task is to wash your boat regularly. If you boat in saltwater, which so many of us do in Southwest Florida, you need to rinse your boat thoroughly with fresh water, particularly after every outing to remove salt residue. Salt will not only corrode metal, fasteners and other hardware, and if left too long on your gelcoat, can mar that as well. Use a long-handle, soft-bristle boat brush and some quality soap. Marine boatwash is best and is formulated for gelcoat. Car wash soap is next best and some boaters even use Ivory soap as a non-abrasive cleaning agent.
With our harsh saltwater environment, combined with scorching sun and high levels of humidity, boats in the water should be washed and dried at least every other week - weekly is preferred to protect your vessel's gelcoat and hardware. If you'd like a guaranteed economical best-price quote on a boat wash maintenance schedule for your vessel, contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation at#MarinerServicesInc. at (239)776-4253!