In 2010 we had our 60ft yacht re-rigged in preparation for an extended around-the-world sailing expedition. The rigger used Mako Oil during the re-rigging process and we were advised to take some with us and periodically spray all the pulley blocks, jammers and most other parts of the rigging in order to keep it well lubed, corrosion free and in good condition. However after using it on the rig, we soon found multiple uses for it onboard. It helped maintain minor rust on our steel boat, kept the stainless steel polished along with the fibreglass dorade vents and our tenders and outboard motors well protected. We liberally used it on our SCUBA equipment, spearfishing gear, line and fly fishing rods & reels and even on our high-end underwater photographic equipment.
Prior to discovering Mako Oil, we had a shelf in the workshop full of spray cans, tins and containers with over a dozen different products to cover our needs onboard Lorelei. Now we have just three, with Mako Oil being the main go to product. The biggest advantage we find with Mako Oil is you can coat an item and once it’s dry, it leaves a glossy protective coat that is not sticky or tacky. We have not found this with any other similar product.
After more than 6 years, two dozen countries and the equivalent distance of sailing around the world one and a half times (in some of the harshest conditions on the planet), we returned to the rigger in early 2017 and received a rig report indicating our yacht’s rig was in excellent condition and all the ancillary equipment that had been maintained solely by Mako Oil was in perfect working order and looking virtually as good as new. We can highly recommend Mako Oil. It was a major contributing factor in our maintenance program that got us around the world – and back…..