How to Remove Mold & Mildew from Boat Seats

You’ve stored your boat for the winter, careful to make sure it’s clean and ready for the Spring, only to revisit the boat a few months later and find that the seats and upholstery are covered in mold and mildew. 

It’s the last thing a boat owner wants to see, but the good news is that it can be removed. Here are a few tips from Buxton Marine on how to remove mold and mildew from boat seats, should the issue ever arise in your boat:

Step 1: Have the Right Cleaner

Many boat owners will use a mild soap – like dish soap – first to see if it removes the mold and mildew. Sadly, it rarely does, so skip the effort and go with something stronger. Your next thought – go with bleach! While bleach will be effective in removing the mold and mildew, it is likely gong to wreck havoc on your beautiful seats, breaking down or discoloring the vinyl. Let’s not do that. 

So what do you use?

Get a bottle of specially formulated mold and mildew remover that is made for boat interiors. This bottle of magic will get the job done and leave your boat intact! If you need help finding the right boat mildew remover, call us at Buxton Marine and our experts can help.

Step 2: Apply Vinyl Protectant Twice Yearly

Schedule to apply vinyl protectant with other seasonal boat maintenance. This will help prevent the growth of mold and mildew in the first place. Warm weather, humidity, and temperature swings are all known to promote mildew growth, and chances are if you have a boat in Texas, you’re not going to be able to avoid these factors!

For more tips on boat maintenance and getting the most out of your investment, call us at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas – or stop by and visit in-store! Our staff is always here, expertly trained to help with all your boating needs. It’s just one of the reasons we are the best boat dealer in North Texas

Good times ahead! 

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Nautique Maintenance: How to Keep Your Boat in Like New Condition

You finally took the plunge and purchased that gorgeous Nautique you’ve had your eye on for years. In order to keep it looking brand new season after season, Nautique maintenance is key. Here are a few tips on how to keep your boat in like new condition for years to come:


Check the Oil Regularly


One of the best ways to keep your boat running flawlessly is to stay on top of the oil and oil filter maintenance. Before you go out, simply check your oil to make sure it’s where it needs to be. This takes no time at all and can save you some serious headaches. It’s also wise to carry a quart of oil and a funnel on board just in case you need it. Make it a point to change the oil after 50 hours on the boat or every 4 months, whatever comes sooner.


Keep an Eye on the Transmission Fluid


The transmission on a wakeboard or ski boat gets a workout each time you’re on the lake, with constant stopping, starting, and maneuvering. Of course, a Nautique is made to handle this, but it doesn’t mean you can neglect maintenance. Plan to check the fluid every 2 weeks and change it out at least once per season.

Clean After Each Use


The last thing you want to do after a day on the lake is clean the boat, but even just a quick wipe down and rinse can do wonders for keeping your boat in like new condition. Plus – you might even notice possible maintenance issues before they become problems.


For more advice on Nautique maintenance, visit the Service Department at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas! We are the #1 Nautique dealer in the United States and we can help with all your boating needs.