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?
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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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This is by design, and is part of the self-bailing feature of 
the Encore and Sprite boats.  The normal level is just 
below the lower rearward pulley, but can vary according to 
how the boat is loaded with gear or passengers.

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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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