Originally Posted by floater
I normaly take em off and wash and clean them but after last outing thought i would be going out again a week later, that was in September !! but due to over running house Building/renovation work only just brought boat home from wales for the winter
Hence the rust and hence the need to change the wheela and the bearings
see other thread
Its ok Andy, its not a confessional dude, I didnt know they were yours, I just cannot understand why a manufacturer will use different metals in salty environment, it causes electrolysis and metal literally flakes off leaving rust on the under metal, Galvo or not!
Anyway, as Jay says, they are easy to make in Stainless, no moving parts, Inverted u to fit over transom and Rod holders Sticking out of it at an angle.
Slip em over transom and leave alone.
PS I still allow no smelly fish on board my boat......, thats what friends are for (Their boats)>