666812345759084 Pontoon & Deck Boat February (^201913)
By Madison Weaver
with clean water first, scrub it lightly
then let it sit while you mix the
vinegar solution. Combine a half cup
of white vinegar with a half-gallon
of warm water and pour the mixture
into small areas of the floor at a time.
Let the vinegar sit in that area for
several minutes before scrubbing it with a
soft brush. Once you’ve cleaned all the small sections, rinse
the fabric with clean water again. Let the fabric dry completely before jetting
off on your next boating adventure.
- Wine Corks Key Chain
Your car keys don’t get the same safety precautions as the keys to your boat. Without a key float, your
car keys are dying to slip out of your hands and into the depths of the lake. You could buy a key float, but you
probably already have a free version sitting at home: wine corks. A wine cork key chain is simple to assemble and
the buoyancy of the cork will keep your keys afloat.
To make a wine cork key chain all you need is small screw eyes and a few paper key labels. For the first step, just twist
the screw eye directly into one end of the cork, preferably the end not already punctured by the corkscrew. Once you’ve
secured the hook, add a metal ring onto it. Then the last step is to attach your car keys.
Doing a float test before taking it out on the lake is a good idea. But once you’re done, you’ll have a simple key float
made from items sitting around your house.
6. Gear Hammocks
This cheap storage trick is perfect for smooth
water cruising. You can find gear hammocks
online — if you don’t already own one — for an
affordable price. A gear hammock packs fragile
items like produce and snacks perfectly, and
utilizes space that would otherwise not serve as
Make sure not to store heavy items, or the
gear hammock may give out. To keep the items
extra safe, don’t hang the hammock directly
next to a sidewall, or the waves may leave your
produce with some bruises.
7. Fishy Hands
As fishermen know, smelly bait and fish odor
linger on your fingers. No matter how often you
wash your hands the stench clings to your skin
and under your fingernails.
Keeping some toothpaste on board may fix
this problem. Mix any mint toothpaste — the
kind that includes baking soda is best — with
your liquid hand soap. Lather, rinse, repeat, and
your hands will smell good as new. •
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