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3d XPRO 490 Owner's Manual

XPRO 445\ XPRO 535\ XPRO 589

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OWNER MANUAL

Summary :

Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................ 2
Warranty Informations................................................................................................................................................. 2
Safety Alerts ...................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Safe boating recommandations........................................................................................................................... 5
Craft data .............................................................................................................................................................................  7
Transporting....................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Operation ........................................................................................................................................................................... 9 
Outboard motor ........................................................................................................................................................... 14
Maintenance..................................................................................................................................................................... 14 
Storage .............................................................................................................................................................................. 17
Service assistance ........................................................................................................................................................ 17

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XPRO

445, 490, 535, 589

 


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INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of a 3D Tender Boat. We are convinced it will bring years of 
boating plaisir. However, for your security and to ensure that you gain maximum satisfaction, 
please read this user manual carrefully. It contains all the safety and operation instructions that 
you need to get the most out of your new 3D Tender boat.

The operator, passengers and craft are governed by local, national and when applicable, interna-
tional rules and regulations. If you are not familiar with this rules and regulations, please contact 
your local autjorities. Many accident involove inexperienced operators. Make sure that you are 
qualified and that you only lend your boat to other qualified operators.

Caution

- Please keep this manual in a safe place and easily accessible.
- This manual is part of the boat’s equipment, hand it over to the new owner if you sell 
your boat.

WARRANTY INFORMATIONS

WHAT IS COVERED :
3D Tender boats are warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship during the 
period described here after.

DURATION OF COVERAGE :
The entire boat is covered for a period of 2 year from the date the product is sold.
If you use the boat for commercial purpose or renting, the entire boat is covered for a period of 
1  year from the date the product is sold.

WHAT 3D TENDER WILL DO :
3D TENDER sole exclusive obligation under the warranty is limited to, at our option, repairing 
a defective part, replacing such part or refunding the purchase price of product. The repair, re-
placement of parts, or the performance of service under this warranty does not extend the life 
of this warranty beyond its original expiration date.

 


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In the hypotetical case where the product have to be refunded. An annual depreciation of 20% 
will be applicated on the price indicated on the original invoice and from the date the product is 
sold.

HOW TO OBTAIN THE WARRANTY :
The customer must provide 3D Tender boats with a reasonable opportunity to repair, and rea-
sonable access to the product for warranty service. Warranty claims shall be made by delivering 
the product for inspection to a 3D Tender dealer authorized to service the product.
If the service provided is not covered by this warranty, the purchaser shall pay for all related labor 
and material, and any other expenses associated with that service.
The purchaser shall not, unless requested by 3D Tender, ship the product or parts of the product 
directly to 3D Tender.
3D TENDER or his authorized dealer will decide if they have to repair the defective part under 
warranty or not.
Proof of ownership must be presented to the dealer at the time the warranty service is request-
ed in order to obtain coverage.
The warranty require this inspection of the boat 12 months after the date of purchase by an 
authorized agent. Every defects on the boat will be repaired under warranty.  The servicing and 
transportation will be supported by the user, as well as all the damages caused by the use of 
the product.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED :
The limited warranty does not include the following elements :
1. An inadapted storage or transport, or any other use contrary to the instructions of this manual. 
2. The deterioration due to natural elements, the perforation, the discoloration, the oxidation, 
the abrasion, the moulds
3. Dammages due to loss or theft.
4. Wearing parts, including keel guard, ropes and rubbing strake.
5. Reparation without autorisations, as well as modifications or alterations of all coponents or 
part of the boat.
6. This warranty will not be possible if the boat has been used with an incorrect tube pressure or 
with an outboard motor that exceed the maximum power indicated on the manufacturer’s plate 
fixed on the transom of the boat. 
7. Slighter dammages on FRP hulls, such as :
- Slight damage on the gelcoat, cracks, protuberances and runs.
- natural loss of color due to weather conditions, or due to a contact with agressive and contam-
inant environnements.

 


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8. Using the boat for races or any activity of competition cancel the limited warranty.
9. Works of assembly and disassembly the equipments of the boat, as well as transportations to, 
and from the service station are at the expense of the owner.
10. Expences linked to towing, rental, insurance, loan, loss of use, loss of income, or any other  
direct or indirect dammages are not covered by this warranty.
11. On all boat equipped with an aluminium hull, an anode is compulsory in order to avoid all 
problemes linked to electrolysis. Any use of a alumium boat without an anode cancel the limited 
warranty of the boat.
12. On the models XPRO 589, 535, 490 et 445, the hull has not been design to create cable 
passage. All cable passage must be on the deck in a sleeve. Any drilling of the composite wall 
cancel the limited warranty of the boat. 

TRANSFERT OF WARRANTY :
The limited warranty is transferable to a subsequent purchaser, but only for the remainder of 
the unused portion of the limited warranty. This does not apply if the vessel is used for rental 
or commercial use. To transfer warranty, plese send an email with the below information to : 
international@3dtender.com
– Copy of the sale agreement
– HIN number of the craft
– Name, adress, email address of the new owner

Danger

Denotes that an extreme intrinsic hazard exists which would result in high probability of 
death or irreparable injury if proper precautions are not taken.

SAFETY ALERTS :

This manual uses the following safety alerts to draw your attention to special safety instruc-
tions that should be followed.
Degree of hazard and correspondingsafety labels :

Warning

Denotes that hazard exists which can result in injury or death if proper precautions are not 
taken.

Caution

Denotes a reminder of safety practices or directs attention to unsafe practices which 
could result in personnal injury or damage to the craft or components or to the environ-
ment.

 


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SAFE BOATING RECOMMANDATIONS  :

1 - Always wear a life jacket
Local authorities require that you carry an approved flotation device, or life jacket, for each per-
son aboard your vessel. We recommend wearing a life jacket at all times while boating because 
you never know when an accident may occur. Statistics show nine of ten drowning vistims may 
have survived a capsizing or fall overboard if they had  been wearing a life jacket, so choose a 
life jacket you will wear.

2 - Use the kill switch lanyard
The operator of the boat must at all time wear a kill switch lanyard while driving . In the event of 
accidental ejection or loss of balance, the boat will shut off automatically. Possibility saving the 
driver’s life or that of someone else’s. Tiller handle outboards and somme remote control units 
are equipped with a lanyard stop switch. A lanyard stop switch can be installed as an accessory 
on the dashboard or adjacent to the operator’s position.

3 - Protect people in the water
Always slow down and exercise extreme caution anytime you are boating in an area where there  
are people in the water. Please remember that even if the outboard gear shift is in neutral posi-
tion the propeller may continue to rotate enough to cause serious ejury.

4 - Know your boat
Knowing your boat is the foundation of good seamanship, which is simply managing a boat and 
encompasses : navigation, safety, boat handling, line handling, anchoring, troubleshooting of en-
gine problems, and appropriate amergency response.

5 - Take a boat safety course
85%of boating fatalities involve operators who did not have formal  boating education. A boat-
ing course will teach you the basics of seamanship mentioned above . The knowledge you will 
gain by taking a boating safety course will never be wasted.

6 - Boat sober
Alcoholic drinks are even more dangerous on th water than on land because the marine envi-
ronment accelerates impairment. In boating deaths attributed to alcohol use, over half capsized 
or fell overboard. Besides the safety risks, boating while intoxicated, or BUI, is illegal and heavy 
penalities are inforced by both state and federal agencies.

7 - Know the navigation rules
Aids to navigation such as buoys and day boards help us navigate in potentially dangerous wa-
ters. Learn to read nautical charts, and keep them on your vessel to become familiar with the 
area in which you boat. Taking a boating safety course is the next step, where you will learn to 
navigate using charts, GPS, RADAR, and a compass.

 


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Danger

When operating, passengers must avoid standing up or hanging appendages outside of 
the boat. Leaking fuel is a fire hazard, inspect fuel system regularly. Shut off the engine 
before boarding from the water.

Warning

Shall the operator or passenger fall out the bot, the possibility of serious injury or death 
from being run over by the boat can be greatly reduced by stopping the engine imediately. 
Always properly connect both ends of the stop switch lanyard to the stop switch and the 
operator.

Caution

Passengers must use suitablePFDs. Special PFDs are designed for children or watersports 
activities.

FIRE SAFETY :

Your boat has been concieve to be use with an outboard motor. In order to protect you from 
all the risks of fire, make sure that your boat is equipped with the appropriate equipment for 
firefighting.

All boats equipped with an outboard motor with a power superior to 25Kw must be equipped 
with at least one portable extinguisher, the model and size must be suitable to inundate the 
fuel compartment via an extinguishment orifice located on the wall of this compartment. This 
extinguisher must be located at less than one meter from the cockpit area and easely accessible 
in case of emergency.

If you want to install a fuel tank in your boat, make sure before use that the installation and fire 
protection systems are conform with the norm ISO 9094-1 relative to fire protection on boat 
under 15 meters long.

 


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CRAFT DATA :

Boat specifications : 

A

C

B

D

Model

XPRO 589

XPRO 535

XPRO 490

XPRO 445

A Overall length (cm)

589

535

490

445

B Overall beam (cm)

252

212

208

208

C Inside length (cm)

472

368

335

303

D Inside beam (cm)

133

101

101

101

E Bow locker width (cm)

84

80

-

-

F Stern height  (cm)

127

119

114

112

G Bow height (cm)

83

73

72

72

Total weight (Kg)

400

234

178

167

Max. passengers

16

10

7

7

Max load (Kg)

1 400

1 500

-

-

Tube (cm)

57

52

52

52

Number of airtight chambers

6

6

6

6

Shaft 

Long

Long

Long

Long

Max. power

120 HP

75 HP

60 HP

50 HP

Front locker

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Fuel tank storage

Option 58 L

Option 58 L

Option 58 L

Option 58 L

Console & seat

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

G

F

 


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Manufacturer’s plate : 

a - Name of manufacturer

b - Model

c - Category

d - Maximum number of persons

e - Maximum load capacitiy

f - Maximum motor power

g - Recommended working pressure

h - HIN : Hull Identification Number

 

a

 

b

 

c

 

d

 

e

 

f

 

g

 

h

The manufacturer’s plate is located on the inside of the boat transom.

Boat design category according to ISO 10240 :

Category A : Craft design to operate in winds that may exceed wind force 8 (Beaufort scale ) 
and in significant wave heights of 4 meters and above, and is largely self-sufficient. Abnormal 
conditions such as hurricanes are excluded. Such conditions may be encountered on extended 
voyages, for example accross oceans, or inshore when unsheltered from the wind and waves for 
several hundred nautical miles.
 
Category B : Craft designed to operate in winds up to Beaufort force 8 and the essociated wave 
heights (up to 4 meters included ). Such conditions may be encountered on offshore voyages of 
sufficient length, or on coastal waters when unsheltered from the wind and waves for several 
dozens nautical miles. These conditions may also be experienced on inland seas of sufficient 
size for the wave height to be generated.

Category C : Craft designed to operate in winds up to Beaufort force 6 and the associated wave 
heights (significant wave height up to 2 meters ). Susch conditions may be encounterd in ex-
posed internal waters, in estuary or in coastal waters with moderate weather conditions.

Category D : Craft designed to operate in winds up to Beaufort force 4 and the associated wave 
heights (significant wave height up to 0,5 meters). Such conditions may be encountered in pro-
tected internal waters and in coastal waters with good weather conditions.

 


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TRANSPORTING :

For optimum handling, the trailer must be properly loaded and balanced.
Keep the center of gravity low for best handling.
Approximately 60 percent of the boat’s weight should be positioned on the front half of the 
trailer and 40 percent in the rear.
The boat should also be balanced from side to side. If the vessel has side mounted fuel or water 
tanks and only one side is filled, then this will lend the rig to maneuver poorly. Proper balancing 
will also prolong the life of your trailer tires.
The boat should also be firmly secured with at least two ratchet type straps, one attached fronm 
the trailer to the stem eyes and one strap from the trailer to the bow eye to keep the boat from 
shifting forward. The bow eye should also be attached to the trailer’s winch which is mounted 
forward of the bow. Make sure you have sufficient clearance to avoid to damage outboard or 
boat during transportation. Some foldable tenders can be accomodate / transported on a roof 
rack. We recommend the boat to be protected from the roof rack that could damage the tube ma-
terial. Boat should be stowed upside down. Oars, bench seat and equipments should be removed 
from the boat. Boat must be secured using reliable nylon tie dow, straps with cam buckles.

OPERATION :

- Check the pressure level in each chamber using a pressure gauge. Recommended working pres-
sure is displayed on manufacturer’s plate.
- Make sure the outboard motor is securely fastened to the transom.
- Make sure the drain plug is fully functional.
- Check fuel tank level and make sure it suits you plan.
- Start the outboard motor and make sure it stops when the lanyard is disconnected from the 
switch.
- Make sure you and every passenger are wearing a suitable personal flotation device.
- Make sure there is an extra buoyant device that can be thrown to rescue person in the water.
- Check that the boat is equipped with 2 paddles or oars.
- Make sure the load in the boat is distributed evenly.
- Check that every passenger is securely seated and holds a safe line, grab handle or rope.
- Make sure that there is a 4 meters towing rope in the boat.
- If boating with pasengers, instruct at least one passenger in the basics of boat handling, start-
ing and operation of the outboard motor.
- Make sure that all safety gear is on board (whistle, floating ropes, waterproof flashlight, first 
aid kit, fresh water, tool kit ...)

Pre-operation check list :

 


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Inflation :

a - Valve cap
b - Plunger

To inflate the chamber, first unscrew the valve cap by turning a quarter of a turn counterclock-
wise. Check that the plunger in the center of the valve is closed (upper position) . If open (spring 
compressed, down postion) push the plunger down and rotate to the closed position.
Connect the air pump to the valve, rotate the connector into the valve to lock it and start inflat-
ing.
Inflate each chamber in turn, do not inflate a chamber completely then move on to the next 
one. Start with the rear chambers. repeat procedure until all chambers are evenly inflated to 
the recommended working pressure. Use air gauge to measure the tube pressure. If yoi do not 
have any gauge, firmy press the tube with one finger, if it goes down by about 10mm, the tube 
pressure is correct.

Inflatable boats can be dameged by extreme internal air pressure. Such pressure can be caused 
by temperature differences. A boat properly inflated in the morning may become dangerously 
over pressurized as the day warm up. The internal pressure can multiply many times as the sur-
face temperature increases and under such conditions, seams can separate and bonded materi-
als can delaminated. Avoid subjecting your inflatable to such conditions by relieving pressure in 
all chambers of your boat as the day heats up or before leaving the boat exposed to hot midday 
sun. It is highly recommended that the boat be stored in the shade or under cover when it is not 
being used.
Do not use a compressed air source to inflate the tuibe or you may compromise the integrity 
of the seams or internal baffle rupture. Seams or baffle rupture due to non respect of inflation 
procedure is not covered under the warranty.

Using the boat with under inflated tubes may cause serious damage, including transom cracking.

Caution

Do not use compressed air source to fill the air chambers. Over inflation may result in 
seams or diaphragms rupture.

 


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Use of drain plug

Your boat is equipped with a drain plug installed 
on the transom. When driving the boat, open 
the plug to drain the water on the floor. The 
water will automatically be drained by venturi 
effect. When launching the boat or stopping on 
the water, we recommend you keep the plug 
sealed. When the boat is lifted, stowed, stored, 
not used, or transported, drain plug shall remain 
open to drain any water that could fill the deck.

Close

Open

Caution

Keep the drains open when the boat is kept outside of the water. The rain water could fill 
the boat and create stress and damage.

Danger

Do not open the drain plug when the boat is afloat but not in motion. 

Load distribution

Please refer to the maximum number of passengers and load capacity of the boat in this manual 
or on the manufacturer’s plate. Do not exceed the maximum number.
Position the passengers and distribute the load evenly in the boat to help counterbalance the 
weight of the outboard.
In rough waters, load can be moved forward to ease the motion of the craft.

Performance

To achieve best performance, the boat must plane. If the boat does not plane, you may check 
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- Make sure sure the bilge / deck is dry, drain the water othewise.
- Make sure the tube is correctly inflated.
- Make sure you have the correct weight distribution. Sea conditions may require passengers to 
move forward to the boat to get the boat on plane before they return to their initial positions.

The outboard engine plays a big role in the performance of the boat. Please make sure you use 
a suitable outboard engine for the boat.
Outboard trim angle can be ajusted to improve planing and general performance. Adjust the po-
sition of the trim rod of your motor to define the trim angle of the outboard motor in relation to 
the transom. Make test runs with the trim set to different angles to find the position that works 
best for your boat and operating conditions.

Bow down, too much trim-in

Bow up, too much trim-out

Right position

 


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Towing

Your boat can be towed using the towing eye located at the bow. The boat must be empty when 
towed. Remove outboard motor, fuel tank and equipment. No passenger should be aboard. The 
boat should be towed at low speed. Make sure to use a tow line that is rated at least 5 times the 
weight of the boat being towed. The boat should only be towed using the towing eye. Molded 
handles, lifelines and cleats are not designed to be used for towing.

1 - It is recommended that the boat be towed with a bridle arrangement using a D-rings on the 
either side of the bow.

2 - An extra safety line should be attached to the welded-on aluminium eye under the bow of 
the hull.

3 - Please note that towed dinghies need to be constantly monitored and especially at night.

4 - When a dinghy is towed, the conditions may vary quite dramatically so the responsability for 
its security rests entirely with the skipper.

Warning

No passenger should be onboard. Boat shall be towed at low speed. Make sure to use a 
tow line that is rated at least 5 times the weight of the boat being towed

Lifting

To lift your boat or stow your boat under gravity davits, use the lifting points provided for this 
purpose or have them installed by a professional.

Warning

No passenger must be onboard during lifting.

Caution

The boat must be unload of all equipment during lifting. The drain plugs must be open and  
the boat must be tilting backward in order to ensure the potential water drain.

 


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Beaching

We recommended the boat not to be powered onto the beach, dragged accross rocks, sand, 
gravel or pavement as damage to the fabric and / or hull may result.

OUTBOARD MOTOR :

Install the outboard motor on the transom so that it is positionned as close to the center as 
possible. Tighten the transom clamp screws evenly and securely. Occasionally check the clamp 
screws for tighness during operation of the outboard motor because they could become loose 
due to engine vibration. It is wise to tie the engine to the transom as well as clamping eyes are 
provided. Always use the kill switch lanyard properly.
The portable tank should be removed from the boat when fuelling. The tank should be filled in 
a ventilated area.
Do not smoke aboard.

Warning

Overpowering a boat can result in serious injury, death or boat damage. Do not use out-
board that exceeds the maximum horsepower given on the motor plate.

MAINTENANCE

Your inflatable has been especially designed to avoid maintenance problems os far as possible. 
However, periodic cleaning will help to keep your boat’s good condition especially before winter 

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storage. Clean your boat and wash it thoroughly with soapy water. Rinse carefully and check 
that no dirt or foreign bodies such as shell, sand or fishing hooks are left inside that might dete-
riorate the fabric. For tar stais use a gentle, non abrasive cleanser such as dishwashing soap, or 
use a recommended inflatable boat cleaner available from most boat chandlery outlets.

CAUTION 
- Do not use abrasive or agressive chemical compounds
- Warm soapy water is best in most situations
- Do not use any solvents, petrol, etc (PVC models)
- Use solvents sparingly only on Hypalon models
- Test any cleaner on a piece of patch materials if in doubt

Tube repair

Repair kit countains :
- Fabric patches
- Ready to use tube of special glue

Conditions necessary for a successful repair :
- Humidity max 60%
- Temperature range between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius
- Repairs should not be carried out in direct sunlight, wind or rain
- Repairs should, however, be undertaken in a well ventilated area 

Repair PVC boat :
3D Tender boats that haves tubes constructed with PVC fabrics require PU based adhesive and 
RC hardener. Acetone solvant is recommended to prepare the surface before gluing. Use only 
recommended solvant and adhesive.
Identify the area to be patched. This can be done by running water over the suspect area or 
spraying or brushing with soapy water..
If the hole is only small, cut out a round patch of no less than 60 mm diameter. Larger holes or 
cuts will require proportionately larger patches but always ensure you have at least 30 mm of 
patch around the perimeter of the cut or hole and the corner are well radiused.
Next hold the patch on the tube and mark out around it with a pencil.
Clean both surfaces with solvent and spread a thin layer of adhesive over them ensuring there 
are no lumps. 

 


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When first coat is dry to the touch (about 10 to 15 minutes) apply a second thin coat. After 
waiting 5 or 6 minutes, touch the adhesive with the back of your hand. If it no longer appears 
wet, heat both areas with a hot air gun to re-activate the glue and join the patch to the tube and 
then clamp or roll the surfaces together. For the best adhesion, roll over the patch with a roller 
or over the bottom edge of a bottle.
Do not inflate the boat fully for 24 hours.

Repair Hypalon boats

3D Tender boats that have tubes constructed dwith Orca Hypalon coated fabrics cannot be 
bonded with plastic adhesive or by welding. They require neoprene based glue and RFE harden-
er. MEK solvent is recommended to prepare the surface before gluing. Use only recommended 
solvent and adhesice.
Identify the area to be patched. This can be done by running water over the suspect area or 
spraying or brushing with soapy water..
If the hole is only small, cut out a round patch of no less than 60 mm diameter. Larger holes or 
cuts will require proportionately larger patches but always ensure you have at least 30 mm of 
patch around the perimeter of the cut or hole and the corner are well radiused.
Next hold the patch on the tube and mark out around it with a pencil.
Use a grinder, course sand paperor scratch stone, rough up both the back of the patch and the 
area marked on the tube.
Clean both surfaces with solvent and spread a thin layer of adhesive over them ensuring there 
are no lumps. 
When first coat is dry to the touch (about 10 to 15 minutes) apply a second thin coat. After 
waiting 5 or 6 minutes, touch the adhesive with the back of your hand. If it no longer appears 
wet, heat both areas with a hot air gun to re-activate the glue and join the patch to the tube and 
then clamp or roll the surfaces together. For the best adhesion, roll over the patch with a roller 
or over the bottom edge of a bottle.
Do not inflate the boat fully for 24 hours.

Danger

Glue and solvents used for repair are highly flammable. Perform repairs in a well ventilated 
area. Avoid breathing the vapors, wear protective gears (goggles, filter respirators, latex 
gloves.)

3D TENDER is using marine grade upholstery fabric to offer best resistance to UV and ageing. 
Periodic washing with mild detergent and warm water is the best way to keep your upholstery 
look good. Special vinyl cleaner can also be used to remove difficult stains. No fabrics can last 
forever when constantly exposed to the elements. We therefore recommend you to cover your 
boat when not in use.

Upholstery

 


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When not in use, boat should be removed from water.
Before storage the boatshould also be cleaned and rinsed with fresh water. 
Do not cover boat before it is completely dry or mildew could grow under the cover and damage 
the tube material. The covers should be ventilated and the drain plug left out.

STORAGE

For assistance, please contact your 3D Tender dealer or  visit our website : www.3dtender.com

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