No problem with the gel or the hardware. After you pull the boat out use performance boat candy or hotsauce. Boat will still look like new. On stainless I use a mix of 50/50 vinegar and distilled water. Use lake water on a towel to wipe down followed by a dry towel and hotsauce for the water spots. I have boated in Havasu for years and don't have any hard water spots on anything. Good luck and have fun. I would suggest you talk to someone about the mouth of the river. It is very shallow and you need to know how to navigate it so you don't mess up your Herring's. The water is still cold in March. The boat should be fast because of the cold water. If you don't stay right on the water I would rent a house.