Assembly & Maintenance

Hardware Installation & Removal

The seats, transom plates, oar locks (2) and Sea-Dog® eye hook of your Backwater Boat are removable to allow "nesting" of two or more boats for storage and transportation. These parts are each held in place with stainless steel bolts and locknuts. Do not over-tighten.

IMPORTANT: When re-installing, be sure to use the original or equivalent replacement locknuts and washers. DO NOT operate the boat without the seats properly installed. These components contain safety flotation foam.

Care & Maintenance

Your Backwater Boat is moulded from durable thermoplastic with built-in UV weather resistance. The only maintenance required is an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water. Abrasive cleaners, solvents, mineral spirits and some insect repellents must not be used. Do not drag your Backwater Boat along the ground to/from water. Always carry your boat. Do not store or handle the boat in extreme cold temperatures. To avoid discoloration and extend the boats life, store out of direct sunlight when not in use.