As a female angler, I am in complete shock when I see my friends go out with their brand new kayaks looking all fresh and detailed only to return home with a filthy, full of dead bait kayak and never even clean it. Really?! Come on guys! Most launch points have a car wash within a few miles. At least rinse that thing off!

All joking aside, it really is smart to keep your kayaks clean and taken care of. Why would you spend that much on something and then not take care of it? That’s crazy! Here are a few simple suggestions to keeping your kayak clean and extending its life span.

Rinse your boat down and clean it out with “Simple Green” (an all purpose environmentally friendly cleaner you can get from almost any store). Be sure to clean it inside and out.

Once clean, I highly recommended “303 Protectant”, it’s like a sun block for your boat to help keep it from fading, keeps it shiny and holds the “new boat” look as well as keeping it from getting brittle. You would want to use 303 after Simple Green. Just spray your boat in sections, wiping as you go. Make sure to leave your hatches open to prevent moisture from sitting inside your boat too!

Fifteen minutes is all it takes!

Amanda @ACK Houston