Clean your Boat then protect with a Boat Cover

Boating is one of the most enjoyable experiences that you can have on our beautiful lakes, rivers, and oceans. Boats require a good deal of cleaning and maintenance, though, which is often time consuming and not always enjoyable.

Some boat owners spend as much time, if not more, cleaning their boats than they actually spend using them on the water. While keeping your boat clean and maintained is important, there is no reason that you should spend a majority of your time cleaning and polishing. 

With the proper equipment and cleaning products, you can save time while maintaining your boat’s beauty and protecting it from the harsh marine elements.

You can also reduce the time and effort of cleaning your boat by cleaning it routinely as and by using Boat Covers when it is not in use. 

Cleaning Your Boat’s Exterior: Choosing the Right Equipment

The type of boat you have and the materials from which it is made will determine what equipment and products are best for cleaning it. For most boats, you will need a durable brush for scrubbing away dirt, grime, stains, and salt.

The brush should not be so stiff and coarse that it could cause damage to your boat’s finish or clear coat. Your brush should have a sturdy handle, long enough to reach all areas of your boat, up high and down low.

This will eliminate the strain on your back and arms and will give you the needed leverage for effective boat cleaning. The brush and its bristles should be strong enough to withstand repeated use with cleaning products, exposure to the weather, and even salt water.

Other handy products to have for boat cleaning include buckets large enough for your brush, sponges, mops, towels, and chamois cloths. Very important for your boat as well as the environment is your choice of soap.

You should use a soap that is tough on dirt and grime, yet safe for the environment. Use a biodegradable soap with a neutral PH factor. Do not use dish washing detergents; they are too strong and could cause damage to the finish of your boat.

If you use your boat in salt water, it is particularly important that you use fresh water and soap to remove the salt buildup that can corrode your boat’s finish. Always be sure to follow the boat manufacturer’s instructions on how to clean your boat.

Do not allow the soap to dry and remain on your boat for extended periods of time.

The Best Way to Clean Your Boat’s Exterior 

Now that you have the proper equipment and cleaning products for the exterior of your boat, you can start cleaning. First, rinse the entire boat with clean, fresh water. 

This will remove and loosen any dirt, grime, and impurities that may have built up on the finish. Never brush or scrub a dry boat, as this may scratch or damage your boat’s finish or clear coat. Use a sponge or washing cloth with soapy water, and start lathering up areas at the top of the boat, working your way down. 

Working from the top to the bottom of the boat will keep suds from running over the already cleaned areas, which would then have to be rinsed again. Lather only one area at a time; if you lather the entire boat, the suds will dry and cause you to have to rewash the cleaned areas again to prevent streaking. After lathering, use your scrub brush to remove any dirt and grime before rinsing.

o prevent water spots, use chamois cloths or dry, soft towels to dry off any moisture after washing. Once or twice a boating season, you should wax and polish your fiberglass boat to preserve the shine and luster of the boat’s finish. Use a quality wax, such as a carnauba wax, for maximum protection.

Caring for the Details

Other components of your boat that may need special attention include metal trim and rails, glass or Perspex windows, and any wood trim or decking. Use a quality cleaner and sealant for any chrome or stainless steel on your boat.

For pitted or oxidized places on any metal surfaces, use of a metal wax may be necessary to improve their condition. Follow the metal cleaner manufacturer’s recommended instructions. 

Depending on the severity of the damage of your metal surfaces, the cleaning process may need to be repeated several times. For the glass and Perspex windows, a quality glass cleaner can be used, or a water and vinegar solution may work just as well. If the Perspex glass is already heavily scratched, there may not be much that can be done to repair it; however, there have been some new products developed recently that may improve their damaged conditions. 

Teak wood trim and decking should be varnished to keep them protected and looking good. If the wood has already been worn and lost some of its original color, you can sand it and then protect it by applying teak oil.

Cleaning the Boat’s Engine

ou will need to clean and possibly degrease the engine or motor of your boat. It’s important to make cleaning your boat’s engine part of your annual winterization ritual at the end of the season. 

Some boat owners choose to do this themselves, while others opt to have this done, along with other winterization tasks, by an experienced mechanic. A quality engine cleaner and protectant, such as WD-40 or Boeshield T-9, used in combination with a cleaning cloth is usually sufficient for removing accumulated dirt, grime, and grease.

These products also protect engine parts by creating a protective shield from moisture. If it’s an older engine with a considerable amount of build-up, you may need to employ a more powerful de-greaser, such as “Gunk.” 

Whatever solutions you use, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, and protect or seal off electrical engine parts first. If grease is removed from key engine areas that require this lubrication, be sure to re-apply some to these points upon completion of your cleaning.

Cleaning Your Boat’s Interior

You will also want to clean the interior of your boat, such as the carpets and vinyl upholstery. For the carpets, you should vacuum them to remove any loose dirt and grime. 

And if there are any spots, you should treat the spots with a quality stain remover, always following the manufacturer’s recommended instructions. After vacuuming and spot cleaning, use a good steam cleaner.

Start at the front of the boat and work your way back to avoid walking on the cleaned areas until they have completely dried. If a steam cleaner is not an option, scrub with a stiff bristled brush and a soapy solution and then rinse. 

Again, allow wet areas to completely dry before walking on them. For the vinyl upholstery in your boat, first wipe off with a damp cloth to remove any dirt, grime, or salt. Next, use a quality vinyl cleaner and wipe off all of the seats and padding inside the boat. 

For mildew buildup, use a mixture of four parts water to one part ammonia and scrub with a medium soft bristled brush. After cleaning, apply a light coat of furniture polish that is recommended for vinyl.

This will help protect and guard against stains, and it will help preserve your boat’s upholstery for many years to come.

Covering Your Boat with Quality Boat Covers

After you have cleaned your boat, you should cover it with a quality protective boat cover. Anytime you store your boat for any reason, clean the interior and the exterior as much as possible, then cover it with a boat cover to preserve that clean interior until you remove the cover on your next outing. 

Your boat will be as clean as when you covered it up. Whether your boat is stored outside or being towed on a trailer, boat covers will protect from moisture, leaves, bird droppings, and other extreme outdoor elements.

Whether your boat is a bass fishing boat, ski boat, deck boat, pontoon, v-hull, or another type, it’s important to protect your investment with protective boat covers.

While there is a lot involved in properly caring for and maintaining boats, using the right equipment and products, protecting them with boat covers, and establishing a regular routine of cleaning will reduce the overall amount of time and effort spent on maintenance.

Less time boat cleaning means more time enjoying your boat out on the water.

Proper Vehicle Maintenance Saves Money – Car Covers

Automobile Cover

Car Covers and Truck Covers Are an Important Way to Protect Your Vehicle. How is your transportation affected during these tough economic times?

With the unemployment rate at record highs and the threat of more layoffs and business closings to come, new cars sales are way down. 

Even if you are lucky enough to have a job now, are you willing to take on a 48 or 60 month car note?

Buying a new or used vehicle may not be a viable option at this time, so taking care of the one you have now is the best bet. Take care of the big issues first. If your car or truck is not as dependable as you need or want it to be, you should consider investing in the maintenance of the engine, power train, transmission, and other mechanical parts.

If there are already mechanical problems, you should definitely have these corrected so that they won’t cause additional problems and add to any future repair costs.

Also, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for preventative maintenance and the schedule by which they should be performed.

Preventative maintenance can save you a great deal of money by catching potentially big problems before they happen. Keeping your car or truck looking good requires only an occasional washing and waxing, and the use of a high quality vehicle cover.

Car Covers and Truck Covers are especially useful when your vehicle does not enjoy the shelter of an enclosed garage. But, even if you have an enclosed garage, car covers and truck covers are handy for when you are away from home, at work, on vacation, or in any location where shelter for your vehicle is not available.

Car covers and truck covers protect your vehicle from exposure to harsh weather conditions, including snow, rain, sleet, ice, and the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, all of which can significantly damage the appearance of your vehicle over time. 

Taking proper care of your existing vehicle rather than yearning for a new one will save you a lot of money, especially in these precarious economic times.

You may be amazed how long your car or truck stays in good working order when you follow basic steps to maintain it. If you do, it may be quite some time before you will need to worry about your transportation situation again.

Boat Accessory Covers For Seat and More!

Boat Seat Cover

In addition to our extensive line of boat covers, we also carry Boat Accessory Covers to provide you with complete protection for all of your boating needs. 

Here is a list of all of the covers that we carry to make sure that every inch of your boat is covered!

Whether you need to protect your whole boat or specific parts, we’ve got you covered!

  • Center Console Covers
  • Bucket, Folding, and Pedestal Seat Covers
  • Outboard Motor Covers
  • And boating accessories, such as a boat cover support pole and a marine safety kit!

Utility Equipment Needs Covering, Too!

Log Splitter Cover

Whether you use it often or very rarely, you probably own some type of utility equipment.

Pressure washers, rototillers, generators, and log splitters are all useful tools to have around your home. 

Make sure that you keep them protected with Utility Equipment Covers.

The provide the ultimate protection against sun damage, dirt, bad weather, birds, and tree sap.

By using a high quality material to cover your equipment, you can make sure that it stays in tip top shape so that it is ready for use when you are.

Air Conditioner Covers Keep The Cool Air Coming

Air Conditioner Cover

The extremely hot temperatures that we are currently experiencing will remind you just how precious your air conditioner can be!

It is important during the colder winter months to protect your central air conditioning unit with Air Conditioning Cover.

They serve several purposes. First, they prevent heat that escapes from your units and vents. They also block drafts and reduce noise.

The block UV that can cause excessive wear and tear on your unit. Be sure to protect your air conditioner during the winter to keep it performing at its peak during the summer.

Protect Your Boat Year Round!

Boat Cover

Covers for Your Boat are a great way to protect your watercraft year round. Even during the summer when you are using your boat frequently, it still gets exposed to harsh elements.

The sun, rain, wind, and other environmental factors can all affect the surface of your boat. Whether it is docked in the open or in a covered structure, these elements can scratch or chip your boats finish.

We have boat covers to fit every type of boat: fishing boats, ski boats, pontoon boats, and more. 

We even sell covers for all of your boat parts, including the motor. Make sure that you are protecting your investment in the best possible way, year round.

Solar Swimming Pool Covers Heat Up!

Solar Swimming Pool Covers

Have you opened your pool yet? Whether you have or not, you are probably ready to start swimming as soon as possible.

Solar Swimming Pool Blanket is a great way to warm your pool quickly. 

Using the power of the sun, a solar blanket traps heat and transfers it directly to your water, warming it 10-15 degrees in a short period of time.

We have solar covers in every shape and size that you can imagine, for in ground and above ground pools.

You can add a solar cover reel to make putting on and taking off the cover incredibly simple.

In addition to heating your pool before the initial use, solar covers can also be used at night to retain heat that is generated during the day.

Solar blankets are also affordable, making them a small investment with a big return!

Shade Sail Options Abound

Shade Sail

Stock and Custom Shade Sails of Superior Quality at Competitive Prices.

Shade sails offer a beautiful and customizable option in shade solutions. Customers like that they are available in several materials, shapes, and sizes so you can create a stylish and functional retreat in your outdoor area. Below are the three brands of shade sails available at Mighty Covers. Knowing and understanding each type of material will help you choose the shade sail that is perfect for you.

  • Commercial 95 Shade Sails are available in standard sizes, as well as custom options. The standard sizes come in square, rectangle, equilateral, and right angle triangle shapes and a variety of sizes. Commercial 95 cloth is made of high density polyethylene fabric, offers 96% – 98% UV block, and has a 10 year fabric warranty. The material is a breathable fabric which is unaffected by moisture and temperature extremes. Commercial 95 cloth comes in 13 colors: Aquamarine, Aquatic Blue, Black, Bluebird, Bright Green, Brunswick Green, Charcoal, Cherry Red, Deep Ochre, Desert Sand, Driftwood, Gun Metal Gray, Natural White, Navy Blue, Orange, Rivergum, Sky Blue, Steel Gray, Stone, Turquoise, White, and Yellow.
  • Sunbrella Shade Sails are also available in standard and custom sizes. Standard sizes come in square, rectangle, right angle triangle, and equilateral triangle shapes. The material is a solution dyed acrylic fabric that is breathable, but nearly waterproof. Sunbrella material offers 96 – 98% UV block and comes with a 10 year fabric warranty. The standard sizes are available in eight colors: Forest Green, Mohave Sand, TerraCotta, Natural, Jockey Red, Taupe, Beige, Pacific Blue and Sunflower Yellow. Special Order Sunbrella Colors are Aquamarine, Black, Navy, Tuscan and Turquoise.
  • Coolaroo Shade Sails are available in square and triangle stock sizes. Your color choices include Ocean Blue, Desert Sand, and Brunswick Green. Coolaroo material is a high density, polyethylene fabric that is unaffected by moisture and temperature extremes and block approximately 90% of UV rays. These shade sails come with a 10 year fabric warranty.

Details Make the Difference in Patio Furniture Covers

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Winter weather conditions, heavy rains, and even exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can shorten the lifespan of outdoor furniture dramatically. Woods, metals, and resins can become discolored, weakened, and damaged over time, and replacing patio furniture can be expensive. The ideal solution for protecting outdoor furniture is to use Patio Furniture Covers.

Unfortunately, purchasing any random set of patio furniture covers does not guarantee that the furniture will be effectively protected. Poor quality covers fall apart quickly when exposed to temperature and weather extremes, and cheaper materials can even damage patio furniture surfaces.

By paying close attention to the details when purchasing patio furniture covers, homeowners can ensure that they are choosing high quality covers that will do a proper job of protecting their furniture. Stitching and Seams Details that homeowners should focus on first when looking at patio furniture covers are the stitching and seams. Stitching and seams should be protected from weather exposure and hidden with a protective piping.

Piping also helps to divert water off of covers, which prevents water from collecting and staining the covers. Hems and Closures Homeowners should also take note of hems and closures on each cover. Are the covers likely to stay on the furniture, even on windy days?

Elastic hems, leg ties, drawstrings, and Velcro are some of the different types of hems and closures homeowners will find on better quality covers, and each can effectively prevent covers from flying away.

The key, though, is that covers, no matter what kind of closure or hem is used, must fit each furniture piece snugly. Without a snug fitting hem or closure, covers cannot adequately protect the furniture. Special Features Higher quality patio furniture covers will have a number of special features that make protecting outdoor furniture easier. 

Special features vary, but homeowners should look for any details that add value or convenience to the covers. For example, a zippered closure on a patio umbrella cover makes more sense than one with multiple ties or snaps. Also, furniture covers that come with their own handy storage pouch sewn in make it easier to store the covers neatly away when they are not in use. 

Some homeowners prefer to have Custom Patio Furniture Covers made so that they can choose the hems, closures, and special features that are most useful for them. Using custom covers also ensures the highest quality and best fit.

Whether homeowners choose custom or standard covers, though, doesn’t matter as much as paying close attention to the details before making a purchase. Knowing what to look for in a quality furniture cover empowers homeowners to make the best choice.

Fore! Handy Golf Accessories That Offer Protection

As any avid golfer will tell you, there’s nothing quite like being out on the course, and the best of them will be out there in all but the most treacherous of weather conditions.

Golfers and expensive gear can get cold, wet, and dirty pretty easily on not-so-sunny days, so adequate protection is paramount to keeping equipment (and golfers) in top shape.

Golf Cart Enclosures attach easily to carts and come in a number of configurations to meet each golfer’s individual preferences for protection.  Cart enclosures not only protect the interior of golf carts, but passengers, too, who can get splattered or splashed on the journey to the next hole.

Golf Cart Enclosure Installed on a Golf Cart

Golf Cart Storage Covers are specifically designed to cover and protect golf carts when not in use.  They withstand exposure to harsh weather conditions and keep golf cart interiors and exteriors free from dirt, debris, and environmental damage.  Using a storage cover regularly keeps a golf cart looking good and functioning as expected for many years.

A Golf Bag Rain Hood keeps clubs dry for die-hard golfers who like to be out even on rainy days. Rugged and weather-resistant, rain hoods stay in place even when the wind kicks up.

Some golfers prefer to walk the links for exercise rather than hop into a golf cart, so keeping hands warm along the way is the job of Golf Mitts. Golf Mitts stay attached to the handle of push carts so they never get lost. Their warm, insulated fleece linings keep fingers toasty and nimble on chilly days.

When golfers and gear are adequately protected, there’s very little that Mother Nature can do to deter the determined from engaging in a rousing game of golf.  Happy golfing!