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Why clean the bottom of your boat?
What happens if you don’t clean the bottom of your boat?
Neglect to clean the bottom of your boat and you’ll most likely end up with an ecosystem or marine pests living under there. If you’re new to hull cleaning activities, it’s important to adopt a regular cleaning program of boat maintenance & cleaning the hull should be part of that.
To optimize boat performance, hull cleaning is desirable as soon as fouling accrues. This normally happens every 4-12 weeks. There are a few factors that will have an impact on cleaning frequency, such as geographical location, water temperature and salinity but also usage patterns.
On average, cleaning (washing) a boat once every 2 weeks is recommended. However, if the boat is not used and kept in closed storage, it doesn’t need to be cleaned, but if it is used quite often (daily or 3-4 times a week), it needs to be cleaned once every week or 2 based on the boat’s condition.
Although it’s best to wash your boat after each use, at the very least, rinse your boat after an outing in freshwater. However, if you are out in saltwater, Wash Your Boat Immediately! The first thing to remember, in keeping your boat clean and in good condition, is to rinse regularly to remove grime and debris