Next, I hoist the boat and remove the trailer. I always try to leave the keel down on the trailer, rather than dropping it in the water and then lowering the keel later. That allows me to give the keel special attention. Again, I tackle the bottom into sections to be sure I cover it all, working from the centerline up to one or two feet above the waterline. This, combined with the topside polishing, gives two full coats around the waterline area, which helps repel water surface oils.
The final step is to get a new rag and walk around the hull several times, looking at it from different angles to ensure I've removed all of the dried polish. It's also a great opportunity to simply enjoy the fruits of my labors and make sure my hair is still OK.