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offers the following advice for boat maintenance.

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race1 racing scull



race1 racing boat


Hull
  All boats should be thoroughly washed down with fresh water and mild detergent and then dried after each session. Do not use any solvents on hull or deck!

Particular care must be taken in this process when boats are used in salt water. Pay close attention to metal fittings/hull connections.

All bungs and/or inspection ports should be left open to allow the boat to remain dry and avoid pressure build up, especially in hot conditions.
Swivels and pins
  The swivel and gate have been adjusted to suit the oar diameter; if this adjustment is maintained, there should be no need for any lubrication. If lubrication is required, then a silicon spray may be used.

Keep free from dirt and grit.

Nuts should be regularly checked and not over tightened.
Rails
  Keep free from dirt and grit and cleaned with a non-abrasive cloth.

Wing nuts should be regularly checked and not over tightened.

Rails should be removed and cleaned anually.
Seats and wheels
  Wheels do not need lubricating. Many solvents will dissolve the lubrication. They must be kept clean and free from dirt and grit.

Check wheels spin freely and true and adjust nut if necessary.
Riggers
 

Quick release:
Ensure there is no dirt or grit between rigger and bracket.

When fitting the rigger to the hull, ensure that rigger is pressed firmly against the end of the hull bracket and that cams are securely tightened.

Standard:
Ensure there is no dirt or grit between rigger plate and hull.

Ensure nuts are firmly tightened - do not over tighten.

All riggers
 

Regularly check the top and bottom nuts of the swivel pin.

Avoid putting unnecessary weight on the rigger when boating from a pontoon or staging.

 
 
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