Winterizing - canvas cleaning and storage

Posted on 07 October 2009

Hosing down covers and enclosures with cold water on a regular basis can eliminate much of the need for harsh cleaning at season's end, but all fabric items should be cleaned before storage. Grit that remains can abrade fabric fibers, and salt crystals not only cause abrasion but attract moisture, inviting mildew and more.

Here are some pointers in caring for fabrics:

Return to The Soundings Boat Shop Complete Guide to Winterizing.