River Pump Gasket Maintenance

The most important unique feature in Class 5 Whitewater Raft Pumps is the propriety leather gasket. Made of top quality, durable saddle leather, these gaskets provide superior performance and longevity far beyond flimsy rubber O-rings. With just some simple treatement—removing and soaking the leather in warm oil once every three years, you can keep your Class 5 rafting pump in peak performance condition. Its as simple as that. In this short video, pump maker Rod Anderson shows exactly how to keep your Class 5 leather gasket in pristine shape, even after years of use.