Bass Boat Maintenance
Taking care of your Bass Boat properly
will enable it to last for years to come. I am not talking abouthow you run it on the lake, like rubbing it on the bottom of shallow water,
or bouncingyour partner on those big waves, I am talking about routine bass
A lot of simple routine maintenance can save
you a lot of money in the long run if you just take a few easy basic steps.
Today's Bass Boats are built very well and
can take a good beating, but they need basic bass boat maintenance. Just like
the new car that you buy, I know you treat it like a baby.
Keep it clean, meaning washing and waxing it,
not just when you get it.
Exterior Cleaning: Caution - Do Not Use
Silicone Based Cleaners Or Wax
hull should be done at least bare minimum of three times a season, and use
marine products or products that are made for Fiberglass. Do not use products that
contain silicone. I know your asking me Why? I use it on my car. Silicone will work
its way down in the fiberglass and if repairs are needed in the future, it can be a
nightmare and a very costly mistake. A repair shop if they see that you have silicone on
the fiberglass when making any exterior boat repairs will charge you more labor
cost due to extra hours needed to remove the silicone.
Look for Carnauba-Type waxes without
silicone. It will make your boat look like it just came out of the showroom and make it shine. The wax will fill pores
and keeps residue out.
Waxes with sunscreen additives are great and
helpful. Look at the amount
of time the boat will be in the bright sunlight
for long periods. We all know that sunlight after a period of time will dull the shine. It is
the ultraviolet rays that do the damage.
I wash and wax my baby after every
trip to the lake. I have taken it to shows and had people ask me if it has
even been in the water.
Now the Inside of the
I like to take a rag and wipe the seats
down also with a sun protector and leather cleaner. Now you can use silicone
additives just make sure that you do not get it on the fiberglass. This will seal the
pores and not allow dirt to get into the seats. If while cleaning your seats and you
discover a stain, a lot of times it can be removed with soft scrub. Try it on a small spot
first and by all means do not get it on the carpet because soft scrub contains bleach
that will cause another night mare.