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Boat Maintenance and Care

We have put together a number of Maintenance and Care tips to help you get the most out of your Sykes boat. 

We are confident you can get ten competitive years out of your Sykes hull. However, if cared for there is no reason your boat shouldn’t be still going after 20 years of consistent use!

Routine Boat Care

It doesn’t take a lot to care for your rowing hull but it’s important to make sure you commit to some routine care. We have put together some tips to get the most out of your boat. . .Read More.

Boat Storage

From our observations, an increasing number of boats are being stored outside of boat houses either permanently or for extended periods. With ever increasing pressure on racking space, this of course is understandable to a point, but clubs should be aware of the deterioration that will occur in a relatively short period of time when exposed to the harsh Australian climate. . .Read More

Boat Covers

From time to time and usually at the end of the rowing season, we have customers who experience unexplained surface deterioration problems in the form of small pimples/bubbles on the hull surface, often quite random and localised. In almost all cases, this has been caused by boats being left or stored for a number of days or weeks in wet boat covers or plastic bags. . .Read More.

Wheels and Slides

We've put together a few maintenance tips to help you get the most our of your Wheels and Slides. . .Read More.

How to Change Bearing Wheels on a Rowing Seat

View our step-by-step guide to changing wheels on a rowing seat. . . Read More.


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