How To Clean A Hull
If you own a boat you will need to learn how to clean a hull. The hull of your boat is subject to heavy wear and tear. It is constantly in contact with things such as salt water or fresh water, barnacles and algae. When you keep the hull of your boat clean, it promotes optimal performance. To keep the hull of your boat clean, smooth and shiny, following these steps will help you get the job done.
Things you will need to clean a hull include:
- Large bucket
- Fresh water
- Hull cleaner
- Soft sponges
- Rinse your hull with clean, fresh water as often as you can to clean up salt salt buildup. A garden hose with brisk water pressure works very well to clean a hull, however, a large bucket filled with fresh water will suffice.
- Apply hull cleaner mixed with water to clean a hull. Marine hull cleaners are efficient in cleaning boat hulls made from a variety of materials, so whichever material your hull is made from, your hull cleaner will be able to accommodate it.
- Clean a hull with a soft sponge by dipping it into your hull cleaning solution. Make sure you wring out the excess water and then carefully wash sections of your hull. Keep going over extra soiled spots to make sure all remnants of salt and debris have been removed.
- Rinse off the hull with clean water. With a different sponge soaked in clean water, rinse the hull to make sure you have removed the rest of the cleaning solution. When you clean a hull, repeated rinses with fresh, clear water will not only remove all traces of cleaning solution, it will discourage streaking.
- Employ the talents of a professional to clean a hull every so often. The professional hull cleaner will scrub your hull and other parts of your boat that you are unable to reach. By having a professional thoroughly clean a hull, you will have an easier time keeping up with routine maintenance.