Boat Handling & Seamanship
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Condition Your Boat’s Moving Parts
Constant exposure to the elements can cause moving parts that slide against one another to lose their ability to glide smoothly. The most notable parts on your boat that fit these criteria are cleats, ski pylons, ladders, footrests, and bow bolster seats. The best way to extend their life and prevent them from sticking together is by treating them with graphite or dry silicone spray. Graphite and dry silicone spray are most suitable for your boat because they expel moisture and do not attract dust and dirt.
Before you get started, here are a few important things to consider:
- These sprays make the surface they are sprayed on slick! Be sure you spray them only on the parts that slide against one another and not on the part you’ll be using to pull them up or down.
- Prevent a slip hazard. If overspray could land on a surface where you walk or sit, be sure to cover that area before spraying.