Boat Winterization HOW-TO – Cosmetic Steps

Always use a licensed mechanic, when winterizing a boat. Within this video, I explain the non-mechanical steps that I perform for winterizing a boat. Performing these steps has helped to keep my boat “looking new,” season-to-season. Expect to devote an entire day to cleaning the boat. My recommendation would be to let a licensed mechanic perform the winterization first. That way if they make a mess in the boat or the boat gets dirty in the mechanic’s parking lot, the cleaning job doesn’t have to be performed twice. Also choose a few consecutive days of good weather. The boat should be allowed to dry thoroughly, before dry storage. Many people simply let a mechanic winterize their boat and neglect to perform the cleaning and drying steps of the winterization, that may prolong the cosmetic aspects of the boat. I thoroughly clean the hull of my boat, as well as the interior of my boat. I become saddened when I see a dirty and neglected boat. Boat can retain that “new look,” with proper and thorough care! I’ve listed items below that I use to clean my boat. The boat wash is something that I use after every trip to the lake. The hull cleaner is something that I use every few weeks and during the end-of-season cosmetic winterization. The deck brush is great for non-carpeted boat interior. The other brush is perfect for cleaning the boat hull. The vinyl cleaner is obviously for cleaning the boat seats.

Available on Amazon.comStar brite Hull Cleaner Spray Gel – 32 oz
Available on Amazon.comMeguiar’s M5716 Marine/RV Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner & Protectant – 16 oz.
Available on Amazon.comMeguiar’s M5401 Marine/RV Gel Wash – 1 Gallon
Available on Amazon.comCamco 43633 Wash Brush with Adjustable Handle
Available on Star brite Economy Handle & Economy Brush Combo

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