Originally Posted by Bigventure
Isn't there a cleaning requirment for boat out West? To prevent spreading things from pond to pond.
Not just out west. The Gulf Coast states also have a problem with invasive plant species, and have a requirement for cleaning your boat before leaving the site where you took it out of the water. Up north, it's invasive animal species, namely zebra mussels, so especially in states bordering the Great Lakes, they've got cleaning requirements as well.
Basically, check the boating laws/regulations for each state you visit (usually posted online), and see what their requirements are for cleaning your boat after you remove it from the water.