4 Dec 2019

How to Determine Generation Of Boat

Nauticraft Pedal boats have undergone various modifications over the years and as such, when boat owners contact Nauticraft for replacement parts, it is important that we know which generation boat they own so that the correct parts are sent to them.
One way in which boat owners can tell the generation of their boat is based upon the drive shaft &/or the end piece on the propeller. We thought the following would help with that determination:

                                        Encore
1st Generation (boats molded prior to 2010 – approx.)
Drive shaft = fiberglass – round on the outside & hexagonal shaped on the inside; large bolt in middle of end piece

2nd Generation (boats molded in 2010 (approx.) thru mid-2015)
Drive shaft = aluminum tube (crimped on the end); smaller bolt in middle of end piece

3rd Generation (boats molded mid-year 2015 thru mid-2019)
Drive shaft = aluminum rod; no bolt in middle of end piece

4th Generation (boats molded mid-2019 thru current)
Drive shaft = aluminum tube (somewhat similar to 2nd generation, but no crimp on end of tube)

                                        Escapade
1st generation (boats molded prior to 2008 – approx.)
Hex-shaped (inside & out) & white fiberglass; screw in middle of end piece

2nd generation (boats molded in 2008 (approx.) thru current)
Round plastic (3/4” diameter); no screw in middle of end piece

Note that changes to the drive shafts were needed mainly
due to our suppliers. Either the parts were no longer available,
or those suppliers were not providing us with parts up to Nauticraft’s standards.

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