Mark Lassagne and Bass Angler Magazine tested two marine cleaners to remove hard water spots from his Triton boat and Mercury outboard.
Mark’s boat has been across the country in many bodies of water, including Lake Mead and Lake Havasu in 110 plus degree days where the hard water seems to etch into most any boats finish and is very difficult to remove.
After attending ICAST and the FLW Cup, we found two different companies that manufacture boat cleaning products.
Products tested were 4Reel cleaner – a general cleaner for a variety of fishing and boating products we hoped would help remove our hard water spots and Pro-Tec hard water spot remover.
Below are water spots found on our Power Pole and the splash well – before and after cleaned with Pro-Tec
All in all, we found the Pro-Tec water spot remover an excellent product for just that, removing hard water spots and those chalky water stains around the outboard engine and steering components. With a little elbow grease, your boat will look like new again.
As far as general cleaning for all your fishing products the 4Reel Cleaner did a great job, though touted as a Reel cleaner is doing a good job of cleaning most everything in your boat including your reels but when it come to water spots, it falls a little short.