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    talk to Ralph Hoehn at:
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    +1-425-962-2987
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    +1-802-649-2555
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    Assembly:
    an overview

    We will provide at this point a link to the complete, fully detailed and illustrated assembly instructions in due course.
    Bear with us, please.

    1. Assembly of Pouch boats is fast!
    2. All frame components fit together positively, all are accessible from all sides. Assemble the frame outside of the skin. Leave tools and brute force at home!
    3. Pouch has introduced new "quarter turn" ring fittings for the E68: Turn the ring on the operating side one-quarter turn to lock frame components together by means of this fitting. The ring folds into the fitting when not in use.
    4. The aft deck is split from the stern all the way into the cockpit. Slip the frame bow first into the skin from the stern.
    5. An ingenious wedge mechanism is situated at the stern of the frame. Once the frame is properly located in the skin, this mechanism provides the appropriate longitudinal skin tension.
    6. Heavy-duty piping hems the edges of the split aft deck. Slide the two interlocking sections of aluminium tubing over the piping. Attach the one piece cockpit coaming to the deck material and seal coaming and tubing together.
    7. Blow up the sponsons (air tubes), which run along both gunwales. Now the hull is suitably tensioned in all directions.
    8. Connect final rudder components.
    9. Adjust rudder pedals and seat.
    10. Go paddling!


    Boarding:
    just in case this is new to you

    1. Float the boat adjacent to the shore, bow pointing into the current.
    2. Crouch beside the cockpit facing toward the bow.
    3. Place the paddle behind you and over the rear of the cockpit rim so that one end rests lightly on the shore. Proceed slowly, under full control and think ahead.
    4. Grasp both the paddle and rear of the cockpit coaming with your waterside hand. Start shifting weight to this hand. Try to let the boat hold your weight, not the paddle bridge: The paddle's contact with the shore should do no more than tell you whether you are tipping. Balance your weight.
    5. Distribute you weight between your shore side hand on the ground and your water side hand on the boat.
    6. Insert your waterside foot into the forward portion of the cockpit and place it on the centerline of the boat.
    7. Follow with the shore side foot, keeping your feet close to the center line and proceed to sit down in the boat.
    8. Fix spray skirt.
    9. Go paddling.

    Paddling:
    sorry that's beyond my scope for this web site for the time being.

     

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