Gear Keeper Retractor Systems have been designed for use in Salt Water environments..
To extend retractor life in salt water environments, we recommend rinsing the unit after each use. This will prevent the formation of salt crystals on the metal components.
Gear Keeper Retractors Systems are designed with a patented flushing system that allows for easy cleaning as well as flushing sand and debris from internal mechanisms.
Manual Flushing Instructions:
Operate unit in fresh water (extending and retracting) for 5 to 10 cycles.
If unit is packed with sand or debris, submerge unit in fresh water with line facing upward. Allow unit to fill with fresh water. Turn unit so line faces down and operated rapidly 5 to 10 times. Repeat if necessary.