Engine Oils, Lubricants & Protection
Cleaning and flushing your engine removes most of the harmful salt and residue that builds up in a marine environment. Now you need to think about how to protect it from general corrosion which is caused by moisture.
At Force 4 Chandlery we stock a large selection of greases, oils and lubricants to take on this job in various parts of your engine and engine bay.
It's not just the engine that needs to be thought about here. Ancillary systems such as the steering, gear and throttle cables, batteries and electrical systems are all prone to suffering issues with corrosion too. It is always worth checking these and taking a look at whether a liberal coating of a suitable corrosion guard is needed once they've been cleaned.
The internal workings of the engine largely cannot be be made either from stainless steel, or coated with paint for protection. Protecting these bare, unpainted metal surfaces is also vitally important, and a good fogging oil should get to all those engine parts buried where we can't see them.
Protection from the cold also gets a special mention here. When water freezes it expands, if this happens inside your metal engine then the result will definitely be one thing: expensive.