A love of boats and of spending plenty of time on water – that is what every member of our family have. It is something that we are born with, although in some family members it might be a little of an acquired taste. Nevertheless, it is still enjoyed, and so you can just imagine the tremendously great bonding moments that the family has while riding a boat and cruising for some much needed and sought after rest and relaxation. It could also be when we are off fishing, which is particularly exciting for the boys in the family, including me. It’s something of a rite of passage for the family, when one of the boys is finally able to go and fish with the adult members.
You have probably guessed that we are also boat owners, given our passion for the water and most everything about it. Actually we own a couple of boats, and while it is fun to have it we also need to make sure that it is maintained properly. And for the younger members of the family, that’s when some challenge becomes apparent since they are the ones who usually help out in maintaining the boats. Of course the more technical and sensitive aspects of the process is left to the grown ups, but the part where the boat needs to be cleaned and all of that is entrusted to the kids.
Cleaning Our Vinyl Boat Seats
I consider boat seats essential parts of a boat, and that is why I make it a point to personally see to its maintenance. Ours is made from vinyl, which to me is an excellent material for boat seats as it is able to withstand the ravages of the weather and of the water. However, it also attracts molds and dirt, which means constant cleaning, is required. The following are some of the best vinyl boat seat cleaner, which I can personally recommend:
• Rubbing alcohol – Allow me to caution everyone right from the start however, that rubbing alcohol should not be used to clean the whole vinyl seat or seats, but should only be used for spots where the stain is most stubborn. Use a cotton ball or paper towel to apply the rubbing alcohol, but be sure to immediately rinse it off with hot water, as the vinyl can be damaged if the rubbing alcohol is not washed properly from the seat.
• Bathroom Cleaner – Probably the most common and one of the best vinyl boat seat cleaner is a common bathroom cleaner. It is easily obtainable where household cleaners are sold. It easily removes stains and mold spots, while not damaging the seats after use.