Westernbass Magazine - FREE Bass Fishing Tips And Techniques - Winter 2016, Page 8

Westernbass Magazine - FREE Bass Fishing Tips And Techniques - Winter 2016, Page 8

how much salt is used on our roadways, seawater is approximately 3.5 percent salt, while de- icing products contain up to 25 percent salt, or a combination of many different types in one formula.

For those who routinely fish salty environments, flushing and rinsing after each use is crucial to keeping gear and equipment running at its best. While it may be difficult to do in the winter, rinsing and washing your trailer and hull is a surefire way to keep things clean and operational for years to come.

For those with the newer style oil bath hubs, routine maintenance is a breeze by checking the oil level and changing or replacing the oil on each axle.

For those who tow trailers with encased wheel bearings, also known as the “old” grease style setups, packing and changing your hub grease is a job that may take a couple


of hours at home; but is crucial to your

time on the water. Those two hours can

help avoid costly towing bills and/or hub

replacements by ensuring proper lubrication

and seal performance. Hub grease provides

protection against the normal use of

trailering a boat to and from the lake, but

with a constant threat of moisture. Lucas

Oil also makes Hub Grease designed for all challenges, as well as Hub Oil regardless of your trailer’s needs.


While the electronics function just fine in cold temperatures, the charging system must be maintained at all times regardless if the

boat is in use or

not. Bongers

explained that onboard chargers


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