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BOAT CLUBS & RENTALS REACT TO COVID 19 CONCERNS

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Jun 09, 2020

Many Boat Clubs add special cleaning in response to Covid-19 concerns.

Do I Need to Disinfect the Boat?

Many boat cubs, like Freedom and Carefree Boat Clubs—along with other rental and club organizations have made disinfecting their boats between uses a standard practice, at least for the time being.

In any case, you may want to disinfect the boat prior to use for your own peace of mind. If so, remember:

  • Wear nitrile or latex gloves prior to disinfecting the boat.
  • Wipe down solid surfaces with EPA approved disinfectants.
  • Some approved disinfectants, like bleach or acids, can harm certain surfaces of a boat. So make sure you’re using product that’s safe for boats and be particularly careful about the canvass and vinyls. These are a bit more susceptible to damage from chemicals.
  • Rinse down the entire boat after disinfecting, to make sure chemicals don’t remain behind.

Some peer to peer services may be a bit less regulated. However, most people are being pro-active and doing what they feel is best for the boating community.