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How To Maintain Your Small Sailboat So It Will Be Lake Worthy For Years To Come

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Maintain Your Small Sailboat So It Will Be Lake Worthy For Years To Come

If you have a vacation home on a large lake, and you’ve purchased a small sailboat to use on the lake, then you have to take steps to make sure the boat is well maintained. It is not an aluminum canoe or a fiberglass kayak that you can simply drag up onto shore and leave to the elements. A sailboat, even one that doesn’t hit the saltwater ocean, needs to be taken care of. Here’s how to do that. Wax and Polish For The Fiberglass The boat’s fiberglass body (and the gel coat top) needs to be protected. If you don’t wax and polish the body of the boat, the gelcoat will fade and disappear and then you will end up with exposed fiberglass. This will eventually start to fade and absorb color and look ugly. So, you need...

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