At the end of the season, inspect cables for any frays or broken wires. If excessive frays or breaks are noted, contact your dealer for a new cable.
Inspect the cable guide rollers to make sure they are turning freely. If they are not turning freely, readjust by loosening the bolt.
Inspect the pulleys by removing the end caps of the bed tubes. Make sure there is no wobble or excess play, that the cable is running straight and properly seated in the groove of the pulley.
The cables must be fully engaged with the nyloc nut. If it’s not fully engaged, adjust the stud upward to tighten it. When tightening the nuts, put a wrench on each nut and tighten them against each other, fully locking the cable in place.
Avoid slack in your cables.
Avoid leaving cables and cradle in the water for long periods of time.
Keep your cables and pulleys free of weeds, algae, and other organic buildup.