Inspect. For motorized boats, look closely at the hitch, rollers, motor, propeller, axle and bilge. For non-motorized boats, look along the paddles and the hull. Remove any plants and animals that you find before entering the water.
Drain & Empty. Your motor, wet well and bilge should be entirely drained on land after leaving the water. Never release live bait into the water or release aquatic animals from one waterbody into another.
Rinse & Dry. High-pressure, hot water is ideal for rinsing your boat. A garden hose is an option if there is nothing else available. Then let the boat air dry if possible.For more information: