This probably doesn't apply to Titanic as she was a new ship and am not sure its even relevant with todays lifeboats/rafts. But I've seen in various old movies and have read in novels where leaking lifeboats were a problem. They would always say " she was on the chocks too long" Was that just an accepted condition or was there some kind maintenance procedure they were supposed do? Or was it not really a problem and hollywood/authors just made it seem so? Never had a wooden boat and was curious.