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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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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First of all, we highly recommend storing your boat inside.  We 
would also suggest that you drain the keels or bilge and cover 
the boat to keep the debris out.  If you have an electric boat, 
we suggest disconnecting the battery after charging it fully and 
attaching a trickle charger.

Drain the bilge water from the keels (Encore and Escapade) or 
fully pump the water from the Escapade; and sponge out the 
balance of the water from the Escapade's bilge.  Cover the 
boat tightly to keep dirt, moisture and small squirrels out.

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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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