OC-1 CARE TIPS
avoid dragging the outrigger on the grass. dock edge, cement ramp or other hard surface
use blue sitting stools to help setup, wash, drain, rig and de-rig the OC.
Check the elastic cord between the foot pedals. replace if frayed to near failure.
hand tighten the bolts, without OVER doing it.
Assemble on LAND to ensure parts are not lost in water.
DO NOT step on both pedals at the same time.
Wear soft sole/side shoes. Hard surfaces can damage the hull.
Use the alma to help you remount the hull. DO not to bang it as this may crack it.
CAUTIONS and CARE
Each outrigger costs over $2400. Please use with care as if these belong to you.
NOTE, the outrigger is made of a THIN skin of fiberglass covered in gelcoat. It will not take much to crack it. Excessive wear will thin out the skin and drive it to ultimate failure. Our task is to be GENTLE on land so we can extend their use in water. General maintenance includes a simple wipe down of tree sap so it doesn't eat thru the skin or gelcoat.
AVOID dragging equipment on rack, grass, dock edge or other hard surface.
LOCK hull correctly on rack, pipe and thumb bolts into locked locker!
NOTIFY myself or Dave Lee if you notice any damage requiring repair.
Rig and De-rig ONLY on land to ensure you don't lose parts in water.
DO NOT EVER press on both foot pedals at same time! this will stretch out the steering cable.
DO NOT drag the rudder on lake bottom.
DO NOT drag the Outrigger on the Dock Edge.
DO NOT drag the hull along the rack! Pick it up and place it in place!
DO NOT FORCE poles into alma or hull. You must insert front and rear pipes at same time. Forcing these will only injure equipment and create leaks and failure.
DO NOT drag the outrigger on the CEMENT boat ramp!!!
Paddle along the middle of the lake, avoid all shallow rocky areas.
ANYONE OBSERVED to ignore these cautions will no longer be allowed to use the equipment.
try to lift the outrigger onto the grass
TEST both the hull and alma for water. try to drain as much water as possible. Water will soak into the fiberglass making it heavier. You should be able to drain enough water so that it doesn't tip in your arms when the water moves from end to end.
wash down the hull and alma to extend the life of the gelcoat surface, removing stray lake vegetation from hull.
Use the blue sitting stools to help you cushion the equipment during wash down.
return front bars into OC locker
back bars are left in the back barrel.
almas are left on lower sail rack
take off the 4 knob bolts from hull and store in plastic container in OC locker.
secure and lock the front and back of the hull with the two locks and cables provided and reset combo locks to zeros
Keep the rudders on the same end of rack.
ENSURE cables are wrapped around the horizontal rack AND the middle part of the vertical pole of the rack so no one can steal them by just slipping the cables around the rack poles. This is an example of GOOD locking: Pic 1, Pic 2 / THIS IS an example of SLOPPY POOR lockup Pic 1, Pic 2