Rob Allen’s spearguns, known for their accuracy, power, and durability, are favorites among spearfishing enthusiasts. To ensure your speargun is always performing well and lasting years, it’s important to maintain it regularly. Proper cleaning and maintenance will not only increase the life span of your gear but also improve your safety. In this guide, we will examine the essential steps for maintaining Rob Allen spearguns.
1. Clean and Rinse After Each Dive
Freshwater is essential to rinse the speargun after every dive. As saltwater is corrosive, it can degrade your equipment. Here’s how you do it:
- To thoroughly clean the speargun, use a hose of buckets filled with fresh water.
- Attention areas where salt can accumulate, including the trigger, shaft, or spear tip.
- To remove stubborn salt deposits, use a soft bristle or toothbrush and gently scrub the affected areas.
- Rinse to remove salt and debris.
2. Inspect For Damage
Regularly inspect the speargun to check for signs that it has been damaged or worn. It is important to inspect the following:
- Check the rubber or power band for cracks and signs of deterioration. Replace any damaged rubber bands quickly.
- It is important to inspect the trigger for any signs that it may be worn or need repair. Verify that it is operating smoothly.
3. Lubricate Moving Parts
Proper lubrication ensures smooth operation for your speargun. Do not over-lubricate, as this can attract debris, causing a mess. It would help if you lubricated these areas:
- Trigger: Lubricate the trigger mechanism with silicone or Teflon. This will ensure that it operates smoothly. Avoid using oily lubricants. They can attract debris, causing malfunctions.
- Spear Shaft: silicone grease on the spear shaft. This will keep it rust-free and help the spear to glide easily through both the barrel and the guide.
- Line Reel and Release: If you have a speargun with a reel for the line, lubricate according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
4. Rubber Bands – How to Care for them?
Rubber bands, also called power bands, are important components in your speargun. They should be inspected, maintained, and replaced as required.
- Stretching: Before every dive, ensure your rubber bands stretch evenly and are tang-free. A properly stretched band will increase the power and precision of your shots.
- Care: Avoid exposing rubber bands to sunlight for long periods, as UV radiation can cause them to degrade.
- Replacement: Rubber bands can become less elastic and effective over time. Replace them when they show signs of wear, such as cracking and reduced performance.
5. Keep Properly
Your Rob Allen’s performance will also be affected by how you store it between dives.
- Store in a Place That Is Cool and Dry: Keep your Speargun in a location that is cool, dry, and out of direct sunlight. Avoid leaving in a car that is hot or exposed to long-term sunlight.
- Disassemble When Not In Use: If you don’t intend to use your speargun for a period that is longer than usual, it may be worth disassembling. This will stop rubber bands from stretching and trigger mechanisms being under tension.
Rob Allen’s spearguns are designed to perform and last for many years. The steps above can be easily incorporated into your routine speargun care to help you enjoy memorable and successful spearfishing for many years. A well-maintained weapon not only increases your safety and accuracy; it also preserves your valuable gear. Now that you have your speargun in order dive into the world of the ocean with confidence.