Spring Readying for Automated Sunshade System
Since the SureShade automated sunshades (ATF or M3) are electrically powered systems you will need to be sure that the boat batteries are fully powered after winter storage before operating the shade for the first time in the spring. You should also check that all power connections are good and that no corrosion occurred during winter storage.
As with any marine canvas, you should do a thorough check of the canvas on your SureShade system to be sure there are no deteriorating portions of the canvas (canvas rips, broken threads, etc.) that may have occurred from previous use or winter storage.
Spring Readying for Manual Sunshade System
The SureShade manual sunshade systems (MTF and RTX) operates completely manually and therefore do not require charging of batteries prior to use in the spring.
Boaters should be sure to inspect the canvas at full extension to make sure there are no deteriorating portions of the canvas (canvas rips, broken threads, etc). The actuators for the manual sunshade system are spring-loaded and controlled extension of the shade is dependent on the canvas, roller and gearbox. Therefore, it’s important to be sure that the canvas is in good condition to maintain proper movement of the framework.
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