Clay with Flycraft shows us the easiest way to assemble the Flycraft Stealth 2.0 for fast loading and unloading in a small car like a Subaru Outback.
Our Stealth boats can be assembled and disassembled in under 15 minutes.
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We're doing this in a situation as if this is like a field assembly. Once you have all your quick release hardware put in from the initial installation, this goes by super quick.
So the first thing we did was just took off all the straps, but we just kept them on the frame just so you don't lose 'em or anything. Next we're just going to take off the quick release hardware in the frame. You don't need any tools. It makes it super easy to break this thing down and put it back together if you're on the water or getting off the water. And we'll just keep taking these all off. Put your hardware back together so you don't lose anything.
Okay, next we'll just start pulling sections of the frame apart, the U rack off, if you have one. We also want to remove the seats, just a quick release system.
Next we're going to just pack this frame up all nice and neat, so it'll fit in your car super easily. Put the lean bar down if you have one of those. Next, we'll just strap this all down so it's not going to slide around and make a big mess. And now deflate the rubber.
So now we're going to basically do an infield assembly. If you transported your boat in a small car like a Subaru or something like that, it's super quick and easy. We're going to start with inflating the boat.
If you have an epump, it's going to make things easier, you can start blowing your boat up while you put the frame together. All right, so now that we've got our boat inflated, we're going to put the frame back together again. If you have an Epump, what you can do is just start inflating your boat while you're putting your frame together and bounce back and forth and it helps speed up the process a lot.
Seats frame, start unstrapping our frame. Take your rack off. Start putting the frame together. We're not going to put the bolts in quite yet, just kind of putting all the pieces back together.
So I usually like to start from the front. Work my way back. Yeah, the gray piece of the frame is going to go on the right side. Super easy to follow because the rope runs all the way on the right side of the frame, so you just kind of follow that. May need to stand on your frame to kind of wiggle some pieces in. I usually like to put this tailpiece onto these kind of elbow pieces.
First, you're going to want to line those up, pull that excess anchor rope out. Then again, I'd like to stand on this part of the frame to help twist those in.
We're just going to reinstall all the quick release tool-free hardware.
Lift the frame up and rest it on the boat. Start strapping it to the raft. Attach our seats. Throw our gear rack on, and that's it. Yeah, about 10, 15 minutes to assemble.