The average life span of a drive belt is 3 – 5 years. Belts
rarely fail completely and a new belt can be carried in the
boat and replaced on the water with no tools needed.
We suggest keeping the extra belt in a sun-proof package –
not a clear plastic bag
Sometimes, if the belt has been stretched for a long time
by overtightening, taking it off and turning it around
helps. You can take the belt off and put it back on without
taking the drive unit out of the boat.