There is something very pleasurable about getting your boat ready for the season. Maybe the end result, a shiny new looking boat, is all the reward that you need. It is nice to work on something as uncomplicated as cleaning a boat.
When it is as warm as it has been, getting wet does not matter. Cleaning a boat is just different. I know cleaning a house is very frustrating because it just gets dirty again.
Well a boat is even worse because it can get much dirtier, and if you wait to clean it, strange things can start growing. Still the fun you have in a boat seems to more than compensate for all the scrubbing.
Even with the knowledge of how easily that clean boat gets messed up, I do not mind the effort. Seeing the grime and stains disappear, just builds anticipation for that first trip out the Inlet. You stand a little taller at the console if your boat is clean and shiny.
I still have a little polishing left to do, and I have to give my push pole and oar a coat of varnish. Even with getting the oil changed, we should be ready for some early season boating in another week. read more »