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Every use

  • Tape all split rings and cotter pins to prevent loss or damage.
  • Rinse the entire boat with fresh water after each use. Be sure to flush all blocks and fittings thoroughly.
  • Check for water in the hull, and take it out using a sponge. Little quantities can come from humidity and temperature changes. Larger quantities could indicate a leak.
  • Check the sails and trampoline for rips, tears, or loose stitching. Repair immediately to avoid further damage.
  • Always keep the trampoline lacing tight.
  • Check for broken or delaminated battens. Never sail with damaged battens.


  • Always check beam bolts and front crossbar (pre)tension to ensure proper torque.
  • Periodically check for and replace frayed, worn, or kinked wires, shock cords, and lines.
  • Check all shackles, clevis pins, and fasteners for loosening or wear. Replace as needed.
  • Periodically check the bearings in the traveler car and replace them if necessary. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water to free any stuck bearings.
  • Check mast ball for wear- replace if necessary.
  • Masts should be regularly inspected for water tightness and diamond wire wear. Make sure fittings are sealed with silicone. Replace wires that show any signs of wear. Check diamond wire attachment points, turnbuckles, and seizing wire. These areas could cause serious mast failure and sail damage.


  • Rinse sails with fresh water, make sure sails are dry and batten tension is released when storing for more than a day.
  • Store sails dry, away from UV light, and moist.
  • Avoid storing your Nacra for long periods of time with the rigging tensioned to race settings ( very tight.)
  • Check hulls for excessive wear on bottoms from beaching and dragging the boat. A bottom job should be done to replace any lost fiberglass.
  • Check hulls for leaks at all hull fittings by covering suspected areas with soapy water and blowing air (from your lungs) into the drain plug holes. If the water bubbles, there is a leak. Remove the fitting and/or cover with silicone sealant and replace. If the leak is from a fiberglassed area (no fittings) this should be reglassed to insure proper permanent bonding and sealing.
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