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Try these boating hacks to improve your next excursion

Try these boating hacks to improve your next excursion

Pontoon Depot was founded out of a love for boats and the boating life. Over the years, we’ve learned a number of tricks that make life on the water a little easier, and we want to share what we’ve learned with you!

Ban the bugs

Anyone who hauls their boat back and forth to the water for a measurable distance knows that by the time you arrive, your boat isn’t looking its best. If you don’t have a cover, the front of the boat and the windshield are probably covered with bugs. Here’s our trick - spread liquid soap on the front of your boat and windshield before you hit the road. When you arrive at your destination, simply rinse the bugs away!

Fight the mold

Mold on your boat doesn’t mean you’re a bad boat owner. It just comes with the territory. To kill it on your boat seats quickly and cheaply, use white vinegar.

Stop cooler slide

If you bring a portable cooler along on your boat (and who doesn’t?), you know that it can slide around on your deck when you’re cruising. Here’s a really simple way to keep your cooler in place - just put a wet towel beneath it. That’ll stop cooler slide in its tracks!

Leave the bananas at home

This one is a little tongue-in-cheek, but it’s something many boat owners, especially fishermen, swear by. Bananas on boats are supposed to be bad luck and keep the fish away. Do you really want to take that chance?

Bring extra

Extra sunglasses, sunscreen, towels, life jackets, flip flops, even boat keys. Trust us. Someone will forget something, someone will lose something, and you’ll be very thankful you have a backup. We speak from experience.

We hope you take our advice and have fun out there!

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  • Amy Cabanas