Maintenance

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Q
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?  
Q
My boat is sitting very low in the water- what’s wrong?  
Q
How do I drain the keels?  How often does this need to be 
done (for Encore & Sprite models)? 
Q
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?
Q
What is the warranty and how are repairs handled?
A
Nauticraft Corporation warrantees its pedal/electric crafts 
for a period of two years (24 months) from date of 
purchase.  Nauticraft will repair or replace any parts that 
fail due to defects in material or workmanship, except the 
Drive Belt.  The Warranty does not cover damage due to 
abuse or neglect, nor boats that are used for commercial 
purposes.  Warranty is non-transferable. 

Failed part returned to the Nauticraft factory will be 
replaced or repaired at company discretion

Electrical parts (if applicable) – See manufacturers’ 
warrantees

In regards to how repairs are handled: You should first 
refer to your owner’s manual as it will provide you with 
much beneficial information.  If you still have questions, 
you can call us directly at the factory and we will walk you 
thru any repairs that need to be handled.  If need be, parts 
may be returned to us here and we will work on them 
accordingly.


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