Operation/Function

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Do I need a trailer for Nauticraft Boats?
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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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Coast Guard testing is completely voluntary and limited to 
floatation.  We have traveled to their testing facility in 
Maryland and passed their tests for floatation.  This testing 
assures you that our boats will not sink.  All boats less than 
20’ in length are required to meet the guidelines for 
floatation, but it is not a requirement to be tested!  We 
have taken that extra step of testing- your assurance of 
our commitment to your safety on the water.

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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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