How to clean your boat's interior

Cleaning your boat doesn't end once you've washed the exterior hull - if you want to keep your boat in top condition, the interior elements are just as important to keep clean and tidy.

Here's how to tackle cleaning three of the main parts of your boat's interior.

The bilge

The bilge is the lowest part of the internal hull. As such, it's not hard for the area to become dirty or filled with sediment and gunk. Cleaning out the bilge from time to time is essential to keeping your boat in top condition.

Find yourself a cleaning product that can do the job and spray it into the bilge. Add a bit of water to help spread the cleaner if necessary - otherwise leave it to soak and let it do its thing. After a couple of hours, it's time to start scrubbing. You'll want to use a brush that's abrasive enough to work the grime out while not being too harsh that scratches are left behind. Once the cleaning's done, get the hose and rise out any remaining dirty water.

The seats and fabrics

The seats and other fabrics might be the most important of the boat's interior to clean. Left in a dirty state, damage can become permanent surprisingly quickly.

This Starbrite fabric cleaner is perfect not only for cleaning up the seats and upholstered sections of your boat, but for protecting them from further decay too. Spray it on and let it soak for about 30 seconds and then gently scrub any stains away with a cloth or sponge. Do a final rinse with water and your seats will be cleaner than ever.

Rubber, metal and plastic surfaces

For the rest of the surfaces in your boat, finding a product that does it all like Mako Oil spray makes the job so much easier. Instead of worrying about a different product for everything, you can spray it on with abandon. Mako Oil spray can be used on rubber, plastic, vinyl, leather, stainless steel and aluminium, and works to nourish the surface as well as clean it. Give it a spray and a rub, and your boat's surfaces will come up looking squeaky clean and fresh

For more information on great products and techniques for cleaning your boat, get in touch with a member of the Hunts Marine team today.

August 31, 2018 by Castleford Media
Tags: Tips