I could not get my boat winterized before this snowfall. I usually wait until the last minute because there have been years that I shoot my buck early and then fish. I can get it winterized next week. Then I will be taking the boat to the shed. I am sure that there will be salt on the highways. I am wondering if I should hose down the trailer before putting it away or if spraying it off would just add moisture and not get rid of much of the salt anyway? I thought about backing the rig into a landing for a couple of minutes but none are all that close to the shed anyway. Thanks. Mrt.
Road Salt Before Storing My Boat?
I definitely would take the time to try to get the salt off. We fish year around in our neck of the woods and the worse the weather the better the fishing. I know that we have lots of salt on the roads at times but have really never considered it being a problem before. It has opened my eyes to a potential problem thanks for this post. I don't trailer my boat much but I have friends that do. My current boat I have has a Gator Hyde coating that resists rock trips and I bet salt too.
Just bring that boat to Central Missouri and use it all winter.
Today is the day.. It is supposed to be almost 40. My plan is to stop at the car wash in town and and hose it down. I will then drive the back roads another 5 miles to the shed. I think I am going to crawl under the trailer and spray it down with some wd -40. That is about all I can do. Should be good enough. Thanks for the input guys. Mrt.
One thing to consider... I don't think every community puts down the exact same kind of salt, some may be better or worse for boat, trailer, etc... might want to be proactive, and wash it off unless you know what's been sprayed onto your rig
Last year I waited too long and drove up to the cabin to put it away after our first major snowfall. It was covered in brown slush and when that went away my black boat was white. It was that way for couple months till I was back up on a day when it was in the 40's and was able to spray it down. I never noticed any harm to the boat or trailer.