Maintenance Tips

Holding Tanks

Exercise all thru-hulls valves at least once a quarter. Pump out holding tank and flush out a couple times with fresh water. Then fill it one quarter full and open the valve to drain. After draining close the thru-hull valve. Open deck pump out plate and pour a cup of white vinegar into the holding tank re-secure cap and repeat at next pump out.

Mildew and Humidity

Regularity lift up lazerette lids and propane lockers and anchor locker. Clean out any mildew present with Simple Green diluted per instructions.

Regularly pick up floorboards in main salon and dry any wet spots. Get a dehumidifier and run all winter while we are gone. Air and Water Company Model AD-250 http://www.air-n- Open all compartment doors in winter.


Apply 3M 303 to all Plastic, and Black and Grey metal items on above decks once per quarter.

Interior Woodwork

Every 9 months or so apply one application of Howard Products Sunshield (Amazon) apply with microfiber cloth and wipe off.

Fiberglass Cleaning

Driven Products has great boat soap, boat polishes and waxes for your fiberglass


Clean and polish dodger isinglass panes with Mcquires # 10 & # 17 Plastic Cleaner and Polish Plastic-Polish-Cleaner/dp/B0002VAZ34/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1454358745&sr=8-3&keywords=Meguiar%27s+Clear+Plastic+Cleaner

Toe Rail Maintenance

Must have a good base of varnish Epiphanes or Captains varnish first. Put on 3 coats of Cetol Marine Gloss. Cetol-Gloss-Marine/dp/B001447TJ6/ref=sr_1_1ie=UTF8&qid=1454358119&sr=8-1&keywords=Cetol+Marine+Gloss 

Apply three new coats on every 9 months scuffing it with a fine Scotchbrite pad and cleaning with a tack rag first.

Stainless Steel

Polish with Prism or Flitz afterwards apply Collinite Insulator Wax that has great UV inhibitors. 

Put on with microfiber towel 3 coats. It turns chalky between coats so buff it off and do the next layer. This should be on all shiny metal. Do this every 6 months.

Cockpit Teak Soul & Seats

NO BRUSHES! - Very Gently across the grain ONLY. Use microfiber towel and wipe with boat soap. Every 6 months put on Semco CLEAR treatment Clear-Coat-PINT/dp/B018DMPENE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454358031&sr=8-2&keywords=Semco+Clear Follow the directions.