Safe-Use Guidelines

  • Follow all installation and set-up instructions carefully.
  • Do not use the mount as a handle for lifting your watercraft.
  • Do not use the throttle handle to lift or move the power pod.
  • Understand and follow your local boating laws and regulations.
  • Understand the effects of added weight to the buoyancy of your watercraft.
  • Secure the power pod to your kayak with strap and hardware provided.
  • The actuator and power pod are water-resistant; submersion in water would be detrimental.
  • Understand the risks for capsizing your watercraft…and plan your recovery.
  • If you have a high risk of capsizing, the use of outriggers is recommended.
  • Understand the hazards of electricity around water.
  • Never use the system without first installing the 60 AMP terminal fuse on the positive terminal of your battery.
  • Keep your master power switch in the “OFF” position when not in use.
  • Attach the safety lanyard to yourself in a way that will withstand the tear-away force needed to kill the power (approximately 20 pounds).
  • Never leave the shore without a paddle on-board.
  • It’s recommended to remove your propeller from the motor after each use.
  • Remove the entire system from the watercraft after each use.

 

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