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Old 08-28-2011, 04:32 PM
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Cool wiping down my boat.....

after a beautiful day on Lake Mead; what would be the best to wipe down my boat? Tried vinegar/water but the family didn't like the smell on the way back home. When the temps are 105+ don't really want to spend any more time than necessary..............thanks.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:23 PM
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Soap and water? Then add elbow grease.

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Old 08-28-2011, 05:30 PM
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fresh water if you just wanna rinse off, magic eraser if theirs marks and like falkon said full on boat soap and water if ther is fish guts all over, ive heard of people using products with bleach in them staining their gelcoats although i have used it and not seen that i wouldent recomend tht just in case, but deff the magic eraser that is like my magic wand, take 99.9% of the major problem marks off. and if you got carpet in the boat and thats what your trying to clean i wouldent know the first thing to make it all smell pretty.....good luck!
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:52 PM
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When I'm in fresh water, I clean the inside and out in 10 minutes with Spray Nine and a rag. Sides and gunwales are easy...then I use a second rag on the floor and start at the bow. I place the cover in place from the outside then as I clean my way back I spray the deck and use my feet to wipe it. By the time I get to the stern, everything is clean. I climb out, tie the cover down and then take the hose out and hose the trailer off. Doing it this way keeps me from tracking mud and dirt back into the boat.

If I'm on the coast, then everything gets a soap and water wash after each use.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:46 PM
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Could someone explain this "wash a boat" concept?
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Could someone explain this "wash a boat" concept?
After you get your boat back home you put a small amount of soap in a large amount of water. Then you use a soft brush on a long stick or a rag to remove the dirt and other yucky stuff from the inside and outside of your boat. Then get your hose and climb up in to your boat and spray it down from the front (bow) to the Back (stern). Next spray down the outside and don't forget to do the trailer too. Just like on your shampoo bottle repeat if you have to. Now all you have to do it dry and wax her.

Don't forget to wash off all your toys that you had in the water too.

Did I miss anything?
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:32 AM
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flush your motor perhaps and pull your plug, i pull and wash my anchor(if i use it) and all my bumpers, take out all my gear including life jackets, fishing stuff......
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