Waxing your boat is just one of the many facets of maintaining and caring for your boat.
Keeping all of the varying finishes waxed plays a much more important role than just keeping the boat’s fit and finish looking good.
Placing a good coat of wax on your gelcoat or other surfaces protects the material from the harsh marine environment and the beating the boat takes from the sun’s UV rays.
Waxed surfaces will maintain their color and won’t fade. Keeping the boat waxed also makes cleaning the blood and guts off easier. Waxing the boat causes water to bead and helps you chamois the water off after cleaning.
But buying a high-quality marine-grade wax for the boat is not cheap.
For that reason, I like to buy wax in large bottles to take advantage of the economy prices, but you don’t want to be carrying a giant jug around with you every time you wax the boat. You want a small container that can fit in your pocket as you make your way around the boat, especially in those tight areas such as the gunwales.
I found the perfect container — a cheap ketchup squeeze bottle that you can pick up at a local dollar store. Just put some wax in it and use this as your dispenser bottle as you crawl around the boat. Label the container and cap it in between sessions.