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Bass Boat Maintenance


Article Content:
Hull and Exterior Cleaning
Seat Cleaning
Carpet Cleaning
Trailer Maintenance
Spark Plugs
Fuel System/Water Coolant System
Oil Injection System
Steering and Linkage
Live Well Maintenance
After Fishing Boat Drainage

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 boat maintenance.

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.


Hull and Exterior Cleaning: Caution - Do Not Use Silicone Based Cleaners Or Wax


The 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.


bass boat maintenance saves you moneyI 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 Boat


Seat Cleaning:


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.







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