WINDLASS MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION

  • Disassemble chainwheel/clutch cone system and lubricate all moving parts and fasteners.
  • Clean all polished/chromed or painted parts with mild detergent. You can wax and polish the metal surfaces for added protection. 
  • Check the rope/chain splice. Most anchor rodes are nylon having excellent stretch characteristics for load/shock absorption.  However, these nylon rodes tend to shrink, at the splice, around the first link of chain.  If you find that the splice is tight to the chain, your windlass may become challenged to transition from rope to chain during recovery. When a splice is new, ideally, there is a gap between the chain and the rope allowing for flexibility as the windlass transitions from rope to chain.  To keep reading and learn more click here!
                             

UPGRADING IS EASY

  • Side-Power’s revolutionary “SEP” Speed Control DC Thrusters provide the exact amount of power and control for easy boat maneuvering, eliminating the need to pulse full power on and off like traditional thrusters. A PROportional Thruster provides fingertip throttle control and extended run time capability.  The system allows boaters to select their desired level of thrust in any weather or sea condition. The easy to set “Hold” function, is useful for holding a boat in place against the dock for short-term maneuvers like guest pick up or drop off.  Plus for this upgrade you don't have to take your boat out of the water
  • A Speed Control DC Thruster System contains three main elements (PROportional Joystick Control, a PROportional Power Controller & the DC Electric Thruster) all joined together with the New S-Link Control System. Learn more

WIPER MAINTENANCE

  • Inspect the rubber on the blade & look for any cracks in the rubber or loss of flexibility. This can cause streaking and will decrease your visibility.
  • Inspect blade frame & where the blade connects to the arm. Be sure all parts are intact and the connection is secure.
  • Check pivot points in arm & be sure they are free of debris and or salt build up.
  • A stuck pivot point reduces arm pressure on the window causing the blade to not make full contact with the glass.
  • When performing a wiper motor inspection follow these simple steps to do it yourself. Learn More