2. Safety Notices

2.1 Stability

This system is not intended, nor should it be expected, to provide underway dynamic stability beyond the limits of the hull itself. It is up to the captain of the vessel to ensure that the hull is maintained and operated in a safe manner, within the limits defined by the manufacturer.

2.2. Forces Applied to Hull

While underway, the Controllers transfer high forces at each of the mounting locations. Careful consideration should be given to the transom strength and condition to ensure it can hold the loads created by the Controllers.

2.3. Installation Personnel

It is assumed that the installer is familiar with bonding using high-strength adhesives to marine structures and has thoroughly inspected the transom where the Controllers are mounted to ensure it can withstand the loads the Controllers create while deployed at speed. If the installer has any doubt about the ability of the transom to support the loads, they should contact a licensed naval architect or marine engineer to do a structural analysis.

The installer should review the full installation manual and associated drawings to ensure the installation procedure is fully understood.

2.4. Installation Tools

Use a properly calibrated torque wrench for final tightening of all bolts per this manual. Improper torque application to fasteners may cause damage to the system.

Unless otherwise specified, use a thread locking sealant activator/primer and apply a medium strength thread locking sealant to all fasteners prior to installation.