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Old 08-14-2013, 12:15 PM
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Cleaning boat after a day on the lake

Just curious to see what I should be doing to my boat after a day on the lake. I trailer my boat about 30 minutes each way. I usually just pack up the interior (make sure everything is put away, put boards in the truck, get all towels out...etc) then dry the hull off with a towel. Once i get home I have to break down the tower to fit in my 8' shop door, lay all the life jackets out that got wet along with anything else that needs dried off and then put a fan on the interior to continue drying it out.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:19 PM
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This is exactly what we do minus the fan.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:24 PM
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we wipe down the outside and inside at the lake. Takes 30 seconds with 5 or 6 people wiping. When I get home pull out vests, hang em up, and just leave the hatches open to dry for awhile.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:25 PM
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This is exactly what we do minus the fan.
Same here, we store in a big open storage unit so the airflow is usually sufficient unless it got really soaked...then I leave it outside at the house for a few hours afterwards.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:27 PM
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It depends on how bad your MC ocd is...... I wash and detail between every outing!!!!! In out and under.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:39 PM
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I wipe mine down with spray wax after each use. I pull all items we used out for drying then remove all the seats and place them in the floor or along the base where the seats go, sitting upright so they get completely dry and then I lift all the hatches to dry out. I never leave a seat pushed again another seat overnight. this seems to be where all the stains start, by opening all hatches and separating each seat every part can fully dry out.


We keep ours on a lift now but when I was doing storage a few miles from the lake I bought a plastic shelving system from Lowe's and would move all my seats to it so it would fully dry, which I liked even better.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:58 PM
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Good stuff.
What kind of spray wax do you use graham?
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:13 PM
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I usually clean my boat the next time i'm on it. Gets kinda rank sometimes. I think I still have a bottle of champagne in my boat from the 4th
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:18 PM
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As soon as we pull the boat out, we spray the boat down with clean water and wipe off any scum line and dirt and then spray and wipe down with vinegar and water.

Remove all items such as towels, vests, etc., open motor box, pull drain plug, let motor cool a bit, close motor box and pack up gear to go home.

Once we get home, everything comes out of the boat and we run 2 fans to help dry everything out. Hang up all gear to dry out. Before next time out, we clean wind shield, dash and seats...and touch up teak if necessary.

Here is a pick of the gear we use each week. Other side of garage has the remainder of the gear.
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:19 PM
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Holly $#it that is cool Rockman.
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