||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
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.
||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.
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.
Ensure there is no dirt or grit between rigger plate and
Ensure nuts are firmly tightened - do not over tighten.
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.