Essential care for winterizing your underwater scooter
Winter is approaching, and it’s time to think about winterizing your underwater scooter. If you want to extend the life of your precious watercraft and avoid the inconvenience of damp and cold, careful maintenance is essential. In this article, we’ll take you step-by-step through the best practices for preparing your underwater scooter for a safe winter.
Step 1: Clean and Dry
Before storing your underwater scooter for the winter, be sure to clean it thoroughly. Residues of salt, sand and other marine debris can cause long-term damage to your equipment. Use fresh water and a mild detergent to clean the hull, propellers and metal parts. Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly to remove any salt residue. Then leave to dry completely to prevent mildew formation.
Step 2: Remove the rotors, dry and grease them
Carefully remove the rotors from your underwater scooter. After taking them out, be sure to clean and dry them thoroughly to remove all traces of moisture. Next, apply a thin layer of lubricating grease to the rotors to protect them from corrosion, and leave them out of the scooter. This will ensure that they remain in good condition throughout the winter.
Step 3: Grease the battery contactors
Also apply special contactor grease to the battery terminals. This will help prevent corrosion and maintain a stable electrical connection. Batteries are sensitive to temperature fluctuations, so take care to prepare them properly for winter.
Step 4: Leave the batteries outside the scooter
We recommend removing the batteries from your scooter for the winter. Store them in a cool, dry place away from extreme temperatures. Batteries tend to discharge more quickly in cold weather, so it’s essential to keep them in good condition to prolong their life.
Step 5: Charge the batteries 1 or 2 times in winter
During the wintering period, take care to recharge your underwater scooter batteries once or twice a month. This will maintain their charge and prevent deep discharge, which can irreversibly damage batteries.
Step 6: Proper storage
Choose a dry, well-ventilated place to store your underwater scooter over winter. A garage or warehouse are ideal options. Use a protective cover to keep dust and debris from accumulating.
Prepare your underwater scooter for winter: Follow our video tutorials
In addition, to guide you visually and in detail through the essential steps involved in winterizing your underwater scooter, we’ve put together a series of informative videos on our YouTube channel. These scooter-specific tutorials will enable you to follow the maintenance procedures precisely, ensuring you’re optimally prepared for winter. Visit our dedicated YouTube channel to access these valuable resources, which will greatly facilitate your winterizing process. With these video guides, you’ll be able to tackle each step with confidence, even if it’s your first time undertaking this important task.
To find these maintenance and winterization videos specific to your Sublue underwater scooter model, simply enter “Maintenance and winterization [Model name] Sublue” in the YouTube search bar.
Ready for winter
By following these essential maintenance steps, you can be sure that your underwater scooter will be ready to take to the sea again as soon as the fine weather returns. Proper winter maintenance ensures long life and safe underwater adventures. So take the time to look after your equipment, and it’ll pay off in spades on your next aquatic escapade.