February 23, 2018

Maintaining a Lyman Boat

These are some of the most common ways in maintaining a Lyman boat to make sure it’s kept in excellent working condition:

Wash it

Do not wash it with saltwater even if you are confident that you are using your boat in the shorelines so it should work! Why? The reason behind that and based on my experience is because saltwater degrades and corrodes the boat’s hardware! That includes and is not limited to the fasteners. Corroded fasteners will not only make your boat look neglected but it will also make your travel nasty. Trust me, you don’t wanna know why!

Instead of using saltwater, use fresh water which is more PH neutral. As for the soap, you can use laundry soap as an economic substitute for a car soap but use it sparingly.

The oil

The black gold isn’t just for cars, ladies and gentlemen. Our boats also need to have their oil changed. So how will you know when to change the boat’s oil then? After 100-120 hours of travel, you need to change the oil of your boat or the engines will start acting up. You don’t wanna ruin your son’s date by leaving it unchecked or he’ll wake you up in the middle of the night! Uh-uh.

The propellers

Occasionally, the propellers get stuck. Most of the time, with discarded fishing lines wrapped around those. Nasty.

written by Jacqueline Bennett - Posted in Maintenance

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