Living in the enemy
As we all know, water is the main catalyst for corrosion. Now, unless you’re some sort of weirdo, I am assuming that most of you use your boat in the water. Fresh water alone is bad enough, but once you incorporate saltwater; you can find yourself in a world of hurt. That being said, it is of the utmost importance to practice corrosion prevention. You do not want to be the guy with the rustiest boat in the marina, trust me.
- After each use: clean with freshwater + a mild detergent (dish soap works fine) and ensure that metal areas are dry.
- Invest in a good cover to protect from the elements.
- Perform routine inspections in areas that are prone to corrosion.
- Find yourself a quality corrosion inhibitor, we recommend Boeshield T-9 .
Why Boeshield T-9:
Unlike other corrosion inhibitors, Boeshield T-9 cleans, lubricates and protects. Our high performance formula does it all. T-9 can be used to protect from corrosion on inboard and outboard engines, electronics, deck wiring, hardware, and more:
We recommend applying a light film on applications above deck. This entails spraying the T-9 and wiping off the excess. Once the solvent evaporates, it will leave a waxy film that will protect for 2-3 months in salt water.
To protect from corrosion below deck, we recommend simply spraying it on and letting it dry. This is a thicker application and therefore will protect longer; roughly 6 months in salt water areas.
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