When you’re ready to start spending your days exploring out on your favorite body of water, you want to be sure your boat is clean, safe and set to go. Proper de-winterizing and preparation is a must for safe boating trips. Here’s a quick checklist to get you ready for your first summertime excursion!
Remove the cover from your boat, and give the hull a good washing. Use a marine-safe, non-toxic cleaner formulated for boats to avoid damage and prevent water contamination. Finish off with a protective coat of wax. Clean the deck vinyl, and apply a UV protectant to guard against sun damage. Check all the screws, fittings, snaps and zippers, and lubricate them if needed. Air out the inside of the boat, and clean up the galley and the berths so that they’re ready for use.