Trailers are no exception in the boating industry right now, way more expensive and harder to get than ever. Is there anything I can do to protect it after I launch the boat? Like always, there are some important things to know!
- One of the most vulnerable times for trailers is after they are launched and then set out in the sun for an extended period of time. Salt does its damage more quickly when it is heated up. Most of the trailer's life there is a boat on top of it protecting it from the harsh rays and heat of the sun.... but not while you are out on it.
- PUMP UP SPRAYERS: Most people do not have running water where they leave the truck and trailer. So, without having to rig up a portable system, the easiest solution is a pump up sprayer. The same type you would walk around the yard and spray your weed killer with. Simply add 1.5 oz of Salts Gone™ (technically 1.28 oz, but thats hard to measure) to each gallon of water. After launching the boat, walk around it with the pump sprayer and rinse off everything. No need for a fresh water rinse at this point. You may get some water spots etc. when it dries in the sun without a rinse, but its way better than having salt on the surface. These spots will all go away once it gets wet again.
- Once your back home and able to rinse your whole boat, make sure you get every component of the trailer.
- HOSE END SPRAYERS: Boat trailers are usually pretty low to the ground and sometimes you might need to use your hose end sprayer upside down. This is easy to do! Simply unscrew the blue top, remove the straw, put the top back on and now it will only work upside down. When you are ready to have the orientation turned back rightsize up, simply re-insert the straw (make sure it's all the way in the guide) and it will work just as it always has.
- SALTS GONE™ WASH STATION: If you have a big boat and its tough to get to the underside of the trailer, use a garden sprinkler! Switch out the garden hose nozzle for the sprinkler head and go to town.