Maintenance

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My drive belt appears to be loose.  How do I tension it? 
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I have made all of the above adjustments and am still 
having problems with my drive belt skipping. What should I 
do next?
A
Return the drive unit to us and we will rebuild it with 
replacement parts.  If the boat is past warranty there will 
be a fixed charge for a rebuild; the cost of a replacement 
belt is not included in this charge.

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Does the drive belt loosen over time?
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How often will the belt need to be replaced?
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What typical mechanical issues should I be prepared for 
with my Nauticraft boat?
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What tools do I need to maintain the boat?  
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How do I get back to shore if my belt breaks?  
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My boat is sitting very low in the water- what’s wrong?  
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How do I drain the keels?  How often does this need to be 
done (for Encore & Sprite models)? 
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Why is there water in the boat below the drive-unit and 
driveshaft?  
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Is there someplace I can obtain information on 
replacement parts?
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Who should I contact when I need replacement parts?
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What is the warranty and how are repairs handled?
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