Caring for your boats during Covid19 Lockdown

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Mike Davenport runs through his top tips for boat maintenance based on his blog on MaxRigging

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Timestamps to the show
02:30 Give your rowing equipment some love
04:44 Priorities
05:13 Love your Oars – clean handles and disinfect using fresh bleach in 1:9 ratio
09:00 Love your Electronics – check with manufacturer about disinfecting. Unplug them all and remove batteries
11:20 Boat Lights – leave them open so it stays dry
11:50 Boats – put on slings (not for longer than 2 hours). Check tracks / slides front stops as they are a great place for bacteria to live
18:30 Shoes – quick release or normal – remove from the boat, soap and dry
19:30 Apparel / kit uniforms
20:50 Launches – take the motors out of the water. Clean them
22:26 Safety Gear – PFDs in launches – and remember boat lights
23:40 Tools – check over and ensure they are dry and treated with oil
25:08 Buildings – boathouses – boatsheds. Are they safe and secure? Power and water check. Insurances are up to date. Vehicle and trailer registrations are up to date.
26:50 Budget – so many events have been cancelled. Review and check you have received refunds e.g. deposits for camps.
28:00 The Bottom Line

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