JUST TWO THINGS TO DO,
TO KEEP YOUR COLLAR LIKE NEW

#1. NIP-UP SCREWS

During the first month of your Collar being fitted, it is settling into place and the screws will loosen due to a reduction in pressure on them. The foam has a memory and it will 'relax' into its new position after a few days, so the screws need nipping-up during this time before each use. Do not over-tighten as this can strip the thread off the screw.

Think "snug" and firm (see images below). If the nylon dome washer underneath the stainless washer becomes splayed out and misshaped, loosen off a touch until the nylon washer regains its shape.

Note: Failure to maintain your screws may void your warranty as it can cause subsequent damage to your Collar and possibly elongate the holes in your boat. It's a vital routine check-up that's worth the fifteen minutes.

After a month, your Collar has settled into position, so it will only need periodical checks to see if screws need nipping-up. Due to many variables, like how often you use your boat, whether it goes through lots of chop, and what kind of rough roads you tow it along (that rattle screws), it is up to you to decide how often you check for the possibility of loose screws. Some rarely need attention, but this obviously varies boat to boat.

OPTIONAL
Permanently fix the screws (after first month).
Internal screws: One at a time - remove screw and squeeze Sikaflex Marine in the hole, reinsert screw and tighten. Repeat. Leave to dry for 48 hours before using. To permanently seal External plate screws, undo each screw, and [one at a time] squeeze half a pump (with cartridge gun) of Liquid Nails into the hole, coat the head of the screw with Tef-Gel (the same that comes in your Boat Collar pack) then re-insert and tighten until you see the same snug pressure on the Collar as before (2-4mm indented into Collar at most).

Keep them like this

#2. TREAT NICE

Sharp rocks and oysters aren't your Collar's friend. Basically, if you wouldn't want something bashing against your boat's paintwork, you wouldn't want it bashing against your Boat Collar (to keep it in good condition). 

Kapten Boat Collars have been stabilising boats since 2010, so look after your Collar, and it will look after you and yours, for years and years.

Sorry, but you'll have to stop doing this, when you have a KBC.
Sorry, but you'll have to stop doing this, when you have a KBC.

#3. CALL US WHEN CURIOUS

Days or years after purchase, we're always here to answer any concerns or questions. Nothing is too silly to ask or too much bother to explain, because we want your investment to last long after your warranty has ended. It's your life insurance, and we don't take that lightly.

SIMPLE! JUST KEEP IN MIND...

NIP UP SCREWS
TREAT NICE
CALL US WHEN CURIOUS

P.S. WANT A DIFFERENT COLOUR?

Want it to match your boat?

PAINT IT! HERE'S HOW

You can paint your Boat Collar any colour you like. This one is white, to match the hull.

Note: since Kapten Collars expand slightly when hot and shrink slightly when cold, small fissures will occur in painted coating over time. 95% leave their Collar as-is.

1.

Rub the Collar down well, with a cloth and generous amounts of Prepwash to make the undercoat stick. Then set aside to dry 100%.

3.

When 100% dry, apply 2 - 3 thin coats of chosen colour in semi-gloss/gloss "Dulux Weathershield Exterior," allowing to dry each time. 2 - 4 litres needed.

2.

Paint cool, dry & shaded Collar with an undercoat of "Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 [Undercoat - Primer - Sealer]" (approx $75 for 3.75L).

4.

Leave to "cure" for two to seven days (high humidity hinders curing) so it won't peel when used/bumped. Full curing takes up to one month - avoid planning & hard pressure till then.

This video is the boat above, during fitting, with a white painted Boat Collar.

CONTACT/VISIT

Office: (07) 5441 3636
Mobile: 0423 499 047
58 Arundell Ave Nambour, QLD, Australia 4560.
info@kaptenboats.com

BUSINESS DETAILS

Australian Patent # 2010210449. American Patent Application # 13/083,588 - Watercraft Accessory.
Marine Safety Innovations Pty Ltd.
ABN # 53 141 908 385
Australian owned & operated since 2010

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