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Boat Washing 101

We get a lot of questions on the proper way to wash a boat. Everyone seems to have their special way to wash a boat. Using the right products and tools can make this process a lot easier. As far as products there are several different types out there, and we will get into that on a later blog. Right now we will guide you through on how to give your boat a basic wash. First, we like to walk around the boat and inspect for foot marks, black streaks, bird marks, etc. Sometimes you can’t see these once the boat is covered in soap suds. After doing a thorough walk through, its time to get your products. For a basic wash I like to have soap, a degreaser, brush, hand sponge, hose, and chamois. If I happen to see a black streak, I like to spray it with a degreaser first before getting the boat wet. So it’s time to wash the boat. I like to start from the top and work my way down. If you feel comfortable getting on your hard top, start there, if not start as close as you can to the top. After you make your soap mix, it’s time to start washing. Spray down the area(s) that you plan to wash. For the non-skid I prefer to use a course brush. For the smooth surfaces, I like to use a hand sponge. After scrubbing, spray thoroughly. Make sure all the soap is off the boat. At this point its time to chamois. Chamoing will help clean but also prevent water spots from showing up on your boat. Repeat this process through the entire exterior of your boat.

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Magma Grill

Magma Products, A10-918-2GS Newport 2 Infra Red Gourmet Series Gas Grill, Polished Stainless Steel

Magma’s completely redesigned Newport 2 Infrared Gourmet Series Gas Grill; a perfect addition for that perfect day on the water. This finely crafted grill is perfect for grilling burgers, steaks, chicken breasts, or fish. New features include: rounded edges for an elegant look, a dynamic combustion system which keeps the grill lit in even heavy winds, a dependable electronic ignition system, and a tempered glass viewing window. “Anti-Flare” infrared technology produces intense, evenly distributed heat, reducing flare-ups and immediately emulsifies drippings giving your meal a great Smokey flavor. Made in the U.S.A. and constructed entirely of 18-9 mirror polished stainless steel to withstand even the harshest environments. Equipped with fold-away table top legs for go anywhere use; while the hermetically sealed thermometer let’s you control the grill’s heat level. The swiveling control valve/regulator, designed to use 1 lb. propane fuel canisters, allows for quick, safe canister exchanges or easily adapt grill to existing on-board low pressure propane (LPG) or natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. Magma mounts, serving shelf, and fuel canisters sold separately.

Metal Cleaner/Polish

Flitz. This product is a high performance cleaner and polish in a liquid form specially formulated to clean and polish with the ease and economy of a liquid, concentrated formula goes three times farther than other liquids and leaves a brilliant shine in half the time. Cleans and polishes: brass, copper, silver plate, sterling silver, chrome, stainless steel, nickel, bronze, solid gold, aluminum, anodized aluminum, pewter and factory hot gun bluing. This helps to remove tarnish, rust, water stains, heat discoloration, oxidation and fingerprints. This is USDA authorized and non-toxic.

Flitz LQ 04535 Green Metal, Plastic and Fiberglass Polish Liquid, 3.4 oz. Bottle

Tower Xplorer SUP Board

Xplorer SUP 14′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board


Tower Xplorer 14′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Pkg (8″ Thick)

Boat Cover

STYLED TO FIT BOAT COVER-Made from Technologically Advanced, Durable, 7 oz, Non Scratch, Solution Dyed Polyester. Solution Dyed Polyester means colors are part of the polyester fiber itself, rather than the dye adhering only to the surface of the fibers. Offers superior resistance to harmful UV rays, fading, mildew, tearing and overall wear-and-tear. This unique finish provides exceptional water repellency while maintaining breathability for the health of the boat. This cover is excellent for travel, mooring and storage.

7oz SOLUTION DYED POLYESTER, STYLED TO FIT BOAT COVER for HIGH PROFILE CABIN CRUISER 27’6″-28’6″ 120″ BEAM WIDTH, W/RADAR ARCH

Underwater Lights

Lumitec’s SeaBlaze3 underwater light has firmly established itself as the benchmark for value in underwater lighting. Boasting light output equal to that of competitors costing 3 to 5 times more, SeaBlaze3 is available in 4 output color options, including dual 2 color. Surface mountable with 2-wire hoopup for fast easy installation. Completely self contained with no external controlers required.

Lumitec SeaBlaze3 LED Surface Mount Underwater Boat Light – White – Blue, Non Dimming 101058

Heavy Boat Compound

  • Specially designed for Aluminum and Fiberglass boats, RV’s, and airplanes
  • Finishing polishing Buffing Compound
  • Removes slight oxidation and polishes

Aqua Buff 2000 Compound, 1 Gallon

Best Buffing pads to use

For compound or waxing, I highly recommend these 3m pads.

3M 33281 9″ Single Sided Wool Compounding Pad

Outriggers

Designed for TACO Grand Slam
Advanced Carbon Composite Telescoping outriggers. Up to 20 feet in length, Lee’s carbon fiber poles are strong and perfect for trolling a variety of baits. Each pole weighs less than 3-1/2 pounds. Designed to fit TACO Grand Slam bases. Options are available to fit other Lee’s holders and name brands. Sold in Pairs

Lee’s 18′ Telescopic Carbon Fiber Poles Sleeved f/TACO Grand Slam Bases

Raymarine C127

C127 with Lighthouse us coastal charts, 12 inch widescreen multi function display with GPS & Sounder module. Optional radar, ais, Sirius wax, night vision, video, Bluetooth media control. Transducer not included

Raymarine c127 12.5-Inch Multi-Function Display/Fishfinder with Lighthouse US Coastal Charts

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