Ditch the vacuum


Bass boat carpet gets absolutely disgusting and if you’re anything like me, you despise vacuuming your boat on a regular basis. There’s nothing fun about getting on your hands and knees while dragging a big shop vac all over your boat. Luckily, I found a cool little “hack” to get around this obnoxious chore.

A few years ago, my father-in-law bought me one of those battery-powered blowers you see in Lowe’s or Home Depot. Although it was meant to be used for keeping our porches clear of leaves and what not, I’ve actually started using it on my boat carpet. I’ve told a few buddies about it and they’ll agree; it’s so much easier than vacuuming and it only takes about 20 or 30 seconds.

When I get home from the lake, I’ll grab that lightweight blower and blow any debris off of my carpet before I put the boat up. This helps avoid the gradual build up of sand, dirt and gravel dust from the local boat ramps. It will keep your carpet looking great without breaking your back.