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Cleaning Your Aluminum Boat for Spring

A boat is a big investment, so all boat owners know the importance of keeping their boat in top shape. If you packed your aluminum boat away for the colder months, it’s likely that you’re about ready to get back out there. Before you do, you want to ensure it’s well-maintained and ready to go.

When you keep your boat clean and debris-free before and after boating season, it’s less likely to see significant staining or wear. This keeps your boat in its best and safest condition for longer and allows you to enjoy a functioning and beautiful boat.

Cleaning Your Boat Before Storage

Your boat’s spring cleaning will be much easier if you give it an end-of-season cleaning. If you didn’t wash down the boat prior to putting it under a tarp and in a garage, it might be harder to get the grime off. Some stains may even be permanent.

Clear Off Particles

The first step is clearing off any debris from the water or from storage. With a gentle sponge and soapy water, you’ll want to get any obvious dirt and algae build-up off the outside of your boat. This will prevent excess wear on your boat’s exterior and allow you to clean the direct surface of your boat.

Remain Gentle With An Aluminum Boat

It’s always important to ensure what you’re using to clean an aluminum boat is made for aluminum. Several solvents- and acid-based cleaning agents- can damage aluminum boats. Aluminum cleaners will not only make your boat look better than just a soap cleanse will do, but it will also add better protection for when you head back onto the water.

Ask the Experts

At Rogue Jet Boats, we’ve been building and maintaining aluminum boats for over 35 years. We know the best ways to protect and clean aluminum boats. Contact us today with any questions or concerns.