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For a trailerable boat, a scrub brush and some bleach is a decent start, oxalic acid is good too but you need to be more careful. It will take a couple of goes at it to get it done fully.
Marine cleaners: Collinite (collinitemarine with the usual .com and such) That stuff really works and well. Make sure you get the wax too. A good cleaning and wax job will truly do wonders and will last about two years.
Galvanized trailer. Usually not. Spend the money on making sure the lights
, wiring and tires are in good shape as they tend to be a bigger source of failure. Now, if it's really rusty, obviously you have to deal with that.
. Think about how you are going to use the boat first. If it's going to sit in the water, antifouling paint
is a fine choice. But if you launch and retrieve the boat each time and our out for a few hours or a few days, this really isn't worth the cost.
Hope that helps.
The sea is always beautiful, sometimes mysterious and, on occasions, frighteningly powerful.
Last edited by Maren; 06-14-2011 at 09:39 AM.