FAQ2020-11-16T10:30:50+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Which colors are available?2020-09-18T08:58:39+00:00

After several years of experience, our choice is well thought out: Liteboats are … white (RAL 9016), for 4 reasons.

Repair: Our boats are covered with gelcoat (mixture of resin and pigments) which constitutes the waterproof barrier. From a practical standpoint, your boat will inevitably take a few bumps over the years, and white, the universal color, is the easiest to repair.
If your boat is several years old, the original colors will be washed out by the sun, and it will be impossible to find the same shade as the original shade. The small repair patches will therefore be very visible.

Durability: White is a color that reflects light and therefore holds up best to UV rays. Conversely, dark colors will store heat and increase the temperature of your boat, which is not recommended.

Weight: Certain colors such as yellow or red will represent weight gain for your boat. Indeed, to properly cover the entire surface, a greater amount of gelcoat will be needed when it is colored. White covers better.

Safety: White is a color that contrasts well with the blue color of water, so you will be more visible.

On request, it is possible to order the color of your choice, for the hull only, and this only for certain boats. Rather than applying colored gelcoat, we recommend that you instead wrap, that is, cover your boat with a self-adhesive film.

Can I learn rowing by myself with my Liteboat?2020-09-18T08:58:27+00:00

Yes and no ! As with a bicycle, learning rowing alone is possible, but it is better to take some advice from a coach to start well and not get hurt. With a Liteboat, there are no stability issues and learning is easier. Two or three sessions will be enough to avoid bad movements and row alone!

Is a carbon boat more fragile?2020-07-06T08:10:57+00:00

The carbon boat is no more fragile than a fiberglass boat, in case of damage the repair can nevertheless be more complex.

What is the advantage of the carbon version compared to fiberglass?2020-07-06T08:12:47+00:00

The advantages are twofold:

– for a competitor (LiteRace range), carbon is more rigid than fiberglass. The boat will warp less in waves and be more responsive. For the competition range, the weights being regulated, there is no significant advantage over the weight between the different versions.

-for leisure, on the other hand, the carbon versions bring a weight saving, interesting if you have to handle your boat, in particular to install it on the roof of your car.

Do you ship all over the world?2020-07-06T08:14:34+00:00

We export over 90% of the boats we make, so we are used to shipping all over the world. Our boats are shipped mainly by truck to Europe, and by boat to the rest of the world.

The boats are sent in dedicated cardboard boxes which protect them during transport. These boxes receive the boat, the various elements and possibly the accessories ordered.

Do Liteboats come with a warranty?2020-07-06T08:16:46+00:00

All our boats come with a 2 years warranty, subject to registration on our website (www.liteboat.com/warranty). To view the conditions of our warranty, please visit this page.

Can I store my boat outside?2020-09-18T08:52:12+00:00

During the summer, yes, if the boat is stored with the deck and the hatch open to provide ventilation inside the boat (there is always residual moisture). The boat must be stored upside down on two supports. The ideal is to protect the boat from bad weather and UV (which damage the gelcoat) with a cover. Of course this is only necessary for prolonged outdoor storage, not for a few days. If you are in a cold country, it is not advisable to leave the boat outside all year round if there is a risk of frost.

Can I row solo in a double ?2020-07-06T08:24:30+00:00

Unfortunately not, this boat was designed to be used by two rowers with a distributed weight. It is therefore not possible to use it alone. It would be like cycling alone on a tandem bike: you can go to the bakery, but not race the Tour de France!

How to transport your boat on your car?2020-09-18T08:43:40+00:00

You just need 2 roof bars covered with foam! Lay the boat upside down and use two buckle straps to fasten it (do not use ratchet straps that tighten too tight). Be careful not to let the metal buckle touch the boat (if necessary add a piece of foam between the buckle and the boat). Secure with a knot. After a few kilometers tighten the straps if necessary.

How to set up the trolleys?2020-09-18T08:55:55+00:00

Launching trolley setup tutorial

Trail trolley setup tutorial

How to setup my boat?2020-09-18T08:53:04+00:00

You just received your brand new Liteboat and you want to know how to set up a rowing boat ? It’s important to spend some time to setup correctly the different parts so you you will have a good position while rowing, and you’ll learn in a good way. All of these settings are given for a standard rower, you will be able to adjust it with the time to fit perfectly yourself as a rower, don’t hesitate to try some fine tunings. Follow the steps and get ready to row!

How to maintain my boat?2020-09-18T08:57:24+00:00

The ideal is to be able to rinse the boat after every session. If you row at sea or in murky waters, you can wash the boat with an ecological foaming product. All parts should be rinsed, sand removed from the rails, and all metal parts dried. Be sure to open the hatch and the rear plug to ventilate the inside of the boat and avoid humidity.

Some parts of your boat are wearing parts and will need to be replaced periodically, for example the seat wheels, the aluminum rails (these replacement operations are easy, contact your dealer).

It is possible to use a special product to revive the gelcoat and restore shine to your hull, once a year. Use a special boat polish that you can find in stores dedicated to boating.

There is a burst on the hull, what can I do?2020-09-18T08:51:54+00:00

If there are small bursts on the gelcoat, it is possible to buy a basic polyester gelcoat, apply it on the area, then, after drying, sand with sandpaper with increasing grammage, finishing with a polishing.

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