Operation/Function

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Do I need a trailer for Nauticraft Boats?
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If you need to transport your boat away from your dock, then 
a trailer is needed, especially if you travel any distance. The 
Encore has optional launching wheels that attach at the bottom of 
the keels and allow for launching and retrieval.  

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How difficult is it to remove the launching wheels?
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How fast will your pedal boats go?
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How do I steer the boat?
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Can I "beach" the boats?
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How stable are the boats? Are they tippy?
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How heavy are the boats?  Isn't a heavy boat hard to pedal??
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Are your boats self bailing?
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What does “recumbent” style seating mean? 
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What does “twisted belt” mean? 
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Does the windshield remove from the high arch Escapade?  
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What is the black lever inside the Escapade below the 
windshield arch?   
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Are the boats Coast Guard approved or tested?  
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Do I need an operator’s license?  
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Do I need a boat license? 
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Do I need to register my boat? 
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Why can't I fit my cockpit cover on my boat?
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Do I need to remove the Bimini in order to secure the cockpit 
cover on my Escapade?
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How should I store my boat when out of the water?
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Can I use my own trailer to tow the boat?
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What size ball and electrical component do I need for my trailer?
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How would I remove barnacles from my boat?
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Do I need to winterize my boat?
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Will my boat come with cleats for tying it off?
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What should I use to clean my boat?
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Should I keep the launching wheel set attached to my boat at all 
times?
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Can my boat get towed by another boat?
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Do I need to be concerned about weeds?
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Are your pedal boats ok for use in the bays and intercostal 
waterways? How well do they go against the wind?
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At what depth of water will my boat’s functionality be impeded?
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How wide is the bench on the back seat of the Escapade?
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The Sprite appears to have a bench seat in the back.  Will this 
accommodate another person?
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What is the maximum speed on the boats?
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Are there any other models available with electric power besides 
the Encore?
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