2012 OWNER'S MANUAL
270TE
1090 WEST SAINT JAMES
TARBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 27886
PH.866/485-8899 ■ FAX 919/882-8035
Dear World Cat owner:
Thank you for being our customer. Welcome aboard!
We wish to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for putting your trust in our boat building team and becoming
the newest member of the World Cat Family.
The following manual is designed to ensure you enjoy your new World Cat for many years to come. We have made
every effort to ensure you and your family are safe, enjoy the unique features of a World Cat, and continue to love the
World Cat ride that no other boat company can offer.
If you should ever need assistance with the care, maintenance or operation of your boat, then please contact
your dealer. If you have questions that your dealer cannot answer, please feel free to contact Phyllis
Manning, our customer care manager at 866-485-8899 extension 206 at your convenience or e-mail her at
pmanning@worldcat.com.
Once again, thank you for becoming a part of our family.
Best Regards,
Best Regards,
World Cat
World Cat
Andrew Brown
President
abrown@worldcat.com
Phyllis D. Manning
Customer Care Manager
866.485.8899 x 206
pmanning@worldcat.com
2012 World Cat 270TE Owners Manual
Chapter 1: Customer Information .............................................................................................................................1-6
1.1 Owner’s Portfolio ...........................................................................................................................................1-6
1.2 Warranty Information .....................................................................................................................................1-6
1.3 Dealer Responsibilities ...................................................................................................................................1-6
1.4 Owner’s Responsibilities................................................................................................................................1-7
1.5 Manual Legend...............................................................................................................................................1-7
!!! DANGER .................................................................................................................................................1-7
!!! WARNING ...........................................................................................................................................1-7
!!! CAUTION.........................................................................................................................................1-7
NOTICE...............................................................................................................................................1-7
Chapter 2: Boat Information .....................................................................................................................................2-8
Chapter 3: Boat Specifications..................................................................................................................................3-9
3.1 270TE Standard Boat Specs and Features ......................................................................................................3-9
3.2 Standard Equipment on all World Cats ........................................................................................................3-10
3.3 270TE Options List ......................................................................................................................................3-11
Chapter 4: Safety and Regulations..........................................................................................................................4-12
4.1 Operator Responsibilities .............................................................................................................................4-12
4.2 Registration...................................................................................................................................................4-12
4.3 Coast Guard Required Safety Equipment.....................................................................................................4-12
NOTICE.............................................................................................................................................4-12
4.4 Recommended Safety Equipment.................................................................................................................4-12
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................4-13
4.4.1
Capacity Information.............................................................................................................................4-13
4.5 Pollution Regulations ...................................................................................................................................4-13
4.5.1
Oil and Hazardous Substances ..............................................................................................................4-14
4.5.2
Disposal of Plastics/Dunnage/Garbage .................................................................................................4-14
4.6 Boating Safety Guidelines ............................................................................................................................4-14
4.6.1
Pre-Departure ........................................................................................................................................4-14
4.6.2
Launching..............................................................................................................................................4-14
4.6.3
Underway: (See Chapter 5 on Performance).........................................................................................4-14
4.6.4
Returning...............................................................................................................................................4-15
4.7 Trailering ......................................................................................................................................................4-15
4.8 Anchoring .....................................................................................................................................................4-16
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................4-16
4.9 Shallow Water ..............................................................................................................................................4-16
4.10 Emergency Situations...................................................................................................................................4-16
4.10.1 Emergency Stop Switch ........................................................................................................................4-16
4.10.2 Communication .....................................................................................................................................4-16
4.10.3 Rendering Assistance ............................................................................................................................4-16
4.10.4 Reporting Accidents..............................................................................................................................4-16
4.10.5 Weather .................................................................................................................................................4-17
4.10.6 Towing ..................................................................................................................................................4-17
4.11 Carbon Monoxide (CO)................................................................................................................................4-17
!!! DANGER ...............................................................................................................................................4-17
Chapter 5: Performance ..........................................................................................................................................5-18
5.1 Overview ......................................................................................................................................................5-18
5.2 Motor Trim ...................................................................................................................................................5-18
5.2.1
Bow Up Condition ................................................................................................................................5-18
5.2.2
Bow Down Condition............................................................................................................................5-18
5.3 Engine Controls ............................................................................................................................................5-19
5.4 Steering Controls ..........................................................................................................................................5-19
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5.5
Steering Maintenance ...................................................................................................................................5-19
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................5-19
5.6
Standard Steering System Diagram (250DC, 270TE & 270SD)..................................................................5-20
5.7 Standard Steering System- Bleeding Instructions ........................................................................................5-21
NOTICE.............................................................................................................................................5-21
5.7.1
Step 1.....................................................................................................................................................5-21
5.7.2
Step 2.....................................................................................................................................................5-21
5.7.3
Step 3.....................................................................................................................................................5-21
5.7.4
Step 4.....................................................................................................................................................5-21
5.8 Power Steering System Diagram (standard on 32’, 33’ and 29’) .................................................................5-22
5.9 Power Steering System- Bleeding Instructions ............................................................................................5-23
NOTICE.............................................................................................................................................5-23
5.9.1
Step 1.....................................................................................................................................................5-23
5.9.2
Step 2.....................................................................................................................................................5-23
5.9.3
Step 3.....................................................................................................................................................5-23
5.9.4
Step 4.....................................................................................................................................................5-23
5.10 Handling Characteristics...............................................................................................................................5-23
5.10.1 Turning Characteristics .........................................................................................................................5-24
5.10.2 Adverse Sea Conditions ........................................................................................................................5-24
5.10.3 Cross-Clutching.....................................................................................................................................5-24
5.10.4 Get the boat on plane.............................................................................................................................5-24
5.10.5 Keep the boat level (if the seas change or people move on the boat)...................................................5-24
5.10.6 Handling different sea conditions..........................................................................................................5-24
5.10.7 Boating Tips ..........................................................................................................................................5-25
5.11 Performance Factors .....................................................................................................................................5-25
5.11.1 Engine Efficiency..................................................................................................................................5-25
5.11.2 Propeller Condition ...............................................................................................................................5-25
5.11.3 Weather Conditions...............................................................................................................................5-25
5.11.4 Load.......................................................................................................................................................5-25
5.11.5 Marine Growth ......................................................................................................................................5-25
5.11.6 Bottom Paint..........................................................................................................................................5-25
Chapter 6: Systems Information .............................................................................................................................6-27
6.1 Overview ......................................................................................................................................................6-27
6.2 Fueling Guidelines........................................................................................................................................6-27
!!! WARNING .........................................................................................................................................6-27
!!! DANGER ...............................................................................................................................................6-27
6.2.1
Before Fueling.......................................................................................................................................6-27
6.2.2
During Fueling ......................................................................................................................................6-27
6.2.3
After Fueling .........................................................................................................................................6-27
6.3 Fuel System ..................................................................................................................................................6-27
6.4 Electrical System ..........................................................................................................................................6-28
6.5 Battery System..............................................................................................................................................6-29
6.5.1
Battery Distribution...............................................................................................................................6-29
6.5.2
Voltage Sensor Relay (VSR).................................................................................................................6-30
6.5.3
Emergency Parallel ...............................................................................................................................6-30
6.5.4
24 Hour Circuits ....................................................................................................................................6-30
NOTICE.............................................................................................................................................6-30
6.5.5
Anchor Windlass (Optional on 250DC & 255DC & 270SD) ...............................................................6-30
6.5.6
Windlass Deck Switch Maintenance.....................................................................................................6-30
!!! DANGER ...............................................................................................................................................6-30
6.6 Battery Selection ..........................................................................................................................................6-31
6.7 Battery Care..................................................................................................................................................6-31
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!!! DANGER ...............................................................................................................................................6-31
6.7.1
Safety.....................................................................................................................................................6-31
6.7.2
Exposure................................................................................................................................................6-31
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................6-31
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................6-31
6.8 Wiring and Circuit Protection ......................................................................................................................6-31
6.9 Control System .............................................................................................................................................6-32
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................6-32
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................6-32
6.10 Typical Digital Control Diagram..................................................................................................................6-33
6.11 Traditional Rocker Switch Diagram.............................................................................................................6-34
6.12 Accessories ...................................................................................................................................................6-35
6.12.1 Navigational Lights ...............................................................................................................................6-35
6.12.2 Cockpit Lights .......................................................................................................................................6-35
6.12.3 Console Lights.......................................................................................................................................6-35
6.12.4 Spreader Lights (Standard on Hardtop).................................................................................................6-35
6.12.5 Dome Light (Standard on Hardtop).......................................................................................................6-35
6.12.6 Bilge Pump / Float Switch ....................................................................................................................6-35
6.12.7 Raw Water Pump ..................................................................................................................................6-35
6.12.8 Freshwater Pump...................................................................................................................................6-35
6.12.9 Livewell Pump (270TE)........................................................................................................................6-35
6.12.10
Macerator Pump.................................................................................................................................6-35
6.12.11
12v Outlets.........................................................................................................................................6-35
6.12.12
Marine Head (all except 270 TE) ......................................................................................................6-36
6.12.13
Anchor Windlass - Freefall (optional) ...............................................................................................6-36
6.12.14
Stereo (optional) ................................................................................................................................6-36
6.12.15
Windshield Wipers (optional)............................................................................................................6-36
6.12.16
Horn ...................................................................................................................................................6-36
6.12.17
ACC ...................................................................................................................................................6-36
6.12.18
Power steering (Optional)..................................................................................................................6-36
6.13 Gauge Packages............................................................................................................................................6-36
6.13.1 Yamaha™..............................................................................................................................................6-36
6.13.2 Honda™ ................................................................................................................................................6-36
6.13.3 Suzuki™................................................................................................................................................6-36
6.14 Plumbing System..........................................................................................................................................6-37
Chapter 7: Maintenance and Service.......................................................................................................................7-38
7.1 Overview ......................................................................................................................................................7-38
7.2 Gelcoat Maintenance ....................................................................................................................................7-38
7.2.1
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................7-38
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................7-38
7.2.2
Waxing ..................................................................................................................................................7-38
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................7-38
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................7-38
!!! CAUTION.......................................................................................................................................7-39
7.2.3
Repair ....................................................................................................................................................7-39
!!! WARNING .........................................................................................................................................7-39
7.3 Bottom Paint.................................................................................................................................................7-39
7.4 Upholstery ....................................................................................................................................................7-39
!!! WARNING .........................................................................................................................................7-39
7.5 Trim / Plexiglass / Polyethylene...................................................................................................................7-39
7.6 Stainless / Aluminum....................................................................................................................................7-39
7.7 Bilge Compartments .....................................................................................................................................7-40
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7.8 Cockpit Drains..............................................................................................................................................7-40
7.9 Winterization ................................................................................................................................................7-40
7.10 Maintenance Schedule..................................................................................................................................7-41
7.11 Lewmar (Provided by Lewmar) ...................................................................................................................7-41
7.12 Maintenance Log ..........................................................................................................................................7-46
Chapter 8: hurricane preparedness ..........................................................................................................................8-47
Chapter 9: 2012 Warranty Policy ...........................................................................................................................9-50
Chapter 10:
270TE Operation and Schematics ...................................................................................................10-52
10.1 Operation of Standard Equipment ..............................................................................................................10-52
10.1.1 Battery Layout and Management ........................................................................................................10-52
10.1.2 Digital Control System........................................................................................................................10-52
10.1.3 Bilge Pumps / Float Switches.............................................................................................................10-53
10.1.4 Freshwater System ..............................................................................................................................10-53
10.1.5 Seacocks ..............................................................................................................................................10-53
10.1.6 Livewell System..................................................................................................................................10-53
NOTICE...........................................................................................................................................10-54
NOTICE...........................................................................................................................................10-54
10.1.7 Raw Water System ..............................................................................................................................10-54
10.1.8 Hosecoil...............................................................................................................................................10-54
10.1.9 Anchor Windlass (Freefall) .................................................................................................................10-54
NOTICE...........................................................................................................................................10-55
10.1.10
Windlass Deck Switch Maintenance ...............................................................................................10-55
10.1.11
Macerator Pump...............................................................................................................................10-55
! CAUTION........................................................................................................................................10-55
10.1.12
Portable Head Instructions...............................................................................................................10-55
10.2 Maximum Horsepower Rating: Twin 225 4-Stroke HP (450 HP total) ...................................................10-56
10.3 Operation of Optional Equipment ..............................................................................................................10-56
10.3.1 Stereo...................................................................................................................................................10-56
10.3.2 Outriggers............................................................................................................................................10-56
10.3.3 Battery Charger ...................................................................................................................................10-56
10.3.4 Power Assist Steering..........................................................................................................................10-56
10.3.5 Wiper w/ Rinse...................................................................................................................................10-57
10.4 System Diagrams........................................................................................................................................10-58
10.4.1 Access Plate and Rigging Tube Diagram............................................................................................10-58
10.4.2 Hull Wiring Diagram ..........................................................................................................................10-59
10.4.3 Forward Deck Wiring Diagram...........................................................................................................10-60
10.4.4 Aft Deck Wiring Diagram...................................................................................................................10-61
10.4.5 Battery Management System Diagram................................................................................................10-62
10.4.6 Freshwater System Diagram ...............................................................................................................10-63
10.4.7 Livewell / Raw Water System.............................................................................................................10-64
10.4.8 Thru Hull Diagram ..............................................................................................................................10-65
Chapter 11:
Spare Parts List ................................................................................................................................11-66
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Chapter 1:
CUSTOMER INFORMATION
1.1 OWNER’S PORTFOLIO
To help you enjoy the many features, benefits, and accessories on your new World Cat, we have provided you with the
following materials:
• World Cat Owner’s Manual (model specific)
• Vendor Supplied Manuals for various accessories
• Delivery Checklist
• Warranty Information
We refer to this package as the “Owner’s Portfolio”, and will reference it often throughout this text. The portfolio
contains a wealth of information, including advice on safety, operation, performance, maintenance, and warranty.
Reading and maintaining this information is extremely important, and could be the difference between a positive and
negative experience on the water.
For you convenience, World Cat also provides the NMMA text Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual. It will be
referenced occasionally in your owner’s manual, and provides supplemental information on safety and basic boating
practices.
1.2 WARRANTY INFORMATION
Upon purchasing your new World Cat, the dealer is responsible for completing the warranty card provided by the
factory. The Dealer is responsibility for completing the warranty card and returning a copy to the factory. The Dealer
should provide you with a copy to keep in a secure place so it can be referenced quickly in the event of a warranty
issue. The 10 year limited hull warranty is transferable, and a copy is included at the back of this manual should you
decide to sell your boat.
1.3 DEALER RESPONSIBILITIES
Our dealers are an extension of the factory, and we expect them to provide you with great customer service and help
prepare you for a positive ownership experience. Therefore, we set forth a list of responsibilities for our dealers as
follows:
• Provide courteous service and explanation of the product prior to the sale.
• Provide sea trials, if requested, for potential owners.
• Provide a detailed orientation of your boat’s features and general operation upon delivery, including safety and
performance.
• Complete and sign delivery checklist.
• Explain, complete, and submit all warranty information in a timely manner after the purchase.
• Provide the customer with the “Owner’s Portfolio” and explain the information included therein.
• Provide service after the sale, or help the customer locate a qualified service at home or away.
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1.4 OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
As an owner you should also take an active part in the delivery and safe operation of your new catamaran. Some of
your responsibilities are:
• Study and understand the limited warranty information.
• Read all literature in your “Owner’s Portfolio” and operate the vessel in accordance with those instructions.
• Perform a walk through prior to the final delivery and ensure that the systems are functioning properly.
• Maintain the boat and perform service according to the instructions in this manual, including the 20 hour
inspection for the vessel and engines.
• It is your responsibility to return your boat to an Authorized World Cat Dealer for warranty work.
Once your warranty information is processed, World Cat will maintain a record of your boat using the Hull Identification Number (HIN), which is located on the starboard side of the transom. Information regarding the dealership,
owner, and the factory installed accessories will be recorded to help you should a problem arise. Also, you will receive
an invitation to join Team World Cat and a survey to rate your purchasing experience and the initial impressions of our
company. We ask that you join our family of owners and let us know your feelings about the purchase and the quality
of our product.
1.5 MANUAL LEGEND
Throughout this manual you will encounter signals to alert of important information. Text printed in bold letters and
the warning system shown below is of particular importance. Please review this information prior to reading the
manual.
!!! DANGER
this symbol alerts you to hazards or unsafe practices which will cause extensive property damage, severe
personal injury or death if the warning is ignored.
!!! WARNING
this symbol alerts you to hazards or unsafe practices which can cause extensive property damage, severe
personal injury or death if the warning is ignored.
!!! CAUTION
this symbol alerts you to hazards or unsafe practices which can cause personal injury or property damage
if the warning is ignored.
NOTICE
this symbol is not hazard related. it contains information on installation, operation, or maintenance which
is needed to ensure the proper operation of your boat.
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Chapter 2:
BOAT INFORMATION
Please fill out the following information and leave in this manual for reference. This information will be important for
our service personnel to provide fast and accurate service. (For service call 866-485-8899 or email
service@worldcat.com.)
BOAT
Model:
HIN:
Purchase date:
Delivery date:
Ingition Key #:
Door key #:
ENGINES
Make:
Model:
Serial # Port:
Serial # Sbd:
Propeller Make/Model:
Make:
Serial # Port:
Propeller Diameter/Pitch:
TRAILER
Model:
Serial # Sbd:
DEALER
Name:
Salesman:
Dealer Phone:
Service Manager:
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Chapter 3:
BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
3.1 270TE STANDARD BOAT SPECS AND FEATURES
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3.2 STANDARD EQUIPMENT ON ALL WORLD CATS
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3.3 270TE OPTIONS LIST
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Chapter 4:
SAFETY AND REGULATIONS
4.1 OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Prior to enjoying your World Cat, it is important to read and understand all the information detailed in your “Owner’s
Portfolio”. Knowing how to operate and maintain the systems on your vessel can make your experiences safe and
enjoyable, as well as increase the performance and longevity of your boat. Federal law and most state laws clearly
indicate that it is the operator’s responsibility to maintain their vessel, and to operate it in a manner which protects the
safety of their passengers and others. Reference page 10 of the Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual for a
detailed list of owner responsibilities.
This manual will provide you a basic understanding of boating practices; however, we recommend all owners review
federal, state, and local regulations regarding safety and traffic prior to using your World Cat. The U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons offer excellent educational opportunities on a local level and are open to anyone.
If a chapter does not exist in your area, reference page 10 of the Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual or contact
the following numbers for other educational opportunities:
Boating Education Hotline
1-800-336-BOAT (2628)
U.S. Coast Guard Boating Hotline
1-800-368-5647
4.2 REGISTRATION
Vessels are required by federal and state law to be registered in the state where they are primarily used. Registration
numbers and validation stickers must be displayed per regulations, and a certificate of registration must be on board
while the vessel is being operated. When traveling away from your home waters, contact authorities at your destination
to determine if any additional registration is required. Some areas require permits or temporary registrations to operate
in their waters. When completing registration forms you will be asked for the Hull Identification Number (HIN). On
your World Cat, the HIN is located on the starboard side of the transom. This number is unique to your boat and will
be important for registering your vessel, as well as, communicating with your dealer and our service department.
Including this information in any correspondence or conversations will help our support network serve you better.
4.3 COAST GUARD REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Once you have reviewed safe boating guidelines and filed for registration, it is time to equip your vessel. The U.S.
Coast Guard’s (U.S.C.G.) list of required equipment is shown below. To review the guidelines for each item, reference
pages 23 and 24 of the Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual.
• Audible Signaling Device (Bell, Horn, or Whistle)
• Fire Extinguisher
• Navigation / Anchor Lights
• Flotation Devices (PFD’s)
• Visual Signaling Devices
NOTICE
Remember to check with state and local agencies to ensure that additional items are not required to
operate your boat in their waterways.
4.4 RECOMMENDED SAFETY EQUIPMENT
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Although not required, there are several additional items which help to ensure safety, and provide convenience for you
and passengers. A list of these items can be found in the Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual on page 24.
Perform an annual inventory to keep tools, spare parts, and safety equipment in good condition. Immediately replace
any items that have been removed from the kit.
!!! CAUTION
Use only marine grade replacement parts. Most automotive and residential parts are not suitable for use in
the harsh marine environment. Using them could lead to premature product failure, property damage, or
personal injury.
4.4.1
Capacity Information
On all boats under 26 feet in length, the manufacturer is required to provide
capacity information. If you own a model under 26 feet in length you will
find a rectangular metal plate near the helm. This plate will provide
information on horsepower ratings and total capacities which include
person capacities, motor(s) and gear. As an owner you should be aware of
the weight on board. Exceeding capacity can endanger your passengers and
vessel, as well as void any warranty remaining on the boat should a failure
occur. Remember this is a guideline for normal operation, and does not
release you from responsibility should an accident occur. You must use
rational judgement when adverse conditions are expected, and reduce your
loads to create a margin of safety.
This label means your World Cat is certified by the NMMA. With this tag, you are assured
your fuel system, electrical system, lighting, ventilation, and steering are not only in
compliance with the US Coast Guard regulations, but also meet the more stringent standards
of the NMMA. The NMMA is a national trade organization serving all elements of the
recreational boating industry including manufacturers of boating equipment. With this tag,
you can have confidence in the safety of your boat.
Pursuant to NMMA certification, all World Cats over 26’ in
length are “Yacht Certified” and carry the placard shown
below. Person and gear capacities are not predetermined,
they are left to the operator’s discretion. Therefore, the
amount of load allowed onboard should result from
considering all safety precautions.
Horsepower ratings, however, are set by World Cats and
should not be exceeded. The second page in Section 9.2 of
this manual will provide information on the maximum
horsepower ratings for your boat. Exceeding the factory
recommendation will result in loss of warranty coverage on
your vessel.
4.5 POLLUTION REGULATIONS
The Refuse Act of 1899 prohibits throwing, discharging or depositing any refuse matter of any kind (including trash,
garbage, oil and other liquid pollutants) into the waters of the United States. This information is provided in a
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pamphlet, that normally received when registering your boat. Use the information below as a guideline, but study the
pamphlet and understand any local regulations regarding pollution control. As the operator, you are also liable for
individuals on your vessel disposing of materials in an improper manner.
4.5.1
Oil and Hazardous Substances
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act prohibits the discharge of oil
or hazardous substances which may be harmful into U.S. navigable
water. Vessels 26 feet in length and over must display a placard at least
5 by 8 inches, made of durable material. The placard must be installed in
a conspicuous place in the rigging compartments or near the bilge
pumps and state the following:
4.5.2
Disposal of Plastics/Dunnage/Garbage
Boats 26 feet in length and over must display a Save Our
Seas Placard which outlines the rules for dumping waste
offshore. The placards must be at least 4” x 9” and
should be displayed in an area visible during normal
operation. They can be purchased from your dealer or
marine equipment suppliers.
4.6 BOATING SAFETY GUIDELINES
As an owner/operator you should be prepared to handle
any situation which arises before departure, while underway, or upon return to dock. Careful planning will add safety
and pleasure to your experience and give you the confidence to handle emergencies if they develop. Listed below are
some general guidelines which you should follow before any trip:
4.6.1
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4.6.2
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4.6.3
Pre-Departure
Establish a float plan and provide it to a person whom you trust. The plan should give the details of your trip,
including where you are going and when you expect to return. If you deviate from the plan, notify that person
as soon as possible.
If you anticipate operating in a new area, understand the local rules and request charts or information on any
hazards you may not be aware of.
If you are towing the boat, inspect the trailer including tires, lights, brakes, winch, and overall mechanical
appearance. Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual page 105.
Verify that you have all necessary safety equipment. This should include all the USCG required equipment as
well as spare parts or other items you decided to include.
Check fuel levels and determine if you require additional fuel for your trip.
Examine the weight of the gear on your vessel and make sure you are not overloaded. Distribute the weight
evenly on your vessel to ensure predictable performance.
Launching
Prepare your boat prior to backing down, (i.e. secure all lose items, install garboard drain), then launch your
vessel and move away quickly.
Move your vessel away from the dock and complete a full system check. Ensure that electronics, pumps, and
safety equipment are in working order.
Instruct a passenger on the operation of the boat, and the location and function of all safety equipment
onboard. You should never be the only person capable of safely operating your vessel.
Underway: (See Chapter 5 on Performance)
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4.6.4
Obey all “Rules of the Road” and any local regulations. Use the information located on page 13 of the Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual to understand right of way and the various navigational and hazard
indicators you will see on the water.
Never operate a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Do not allow individuals under the age of 16 to operate the vessel. Maintain direct supervision of inexperienced operators.
Ensure that all passengers are safely seated while underway, and are using the hand rails World Cat has provided to remain securely in their seats.
Use your electronics and judgement to remain abreast of changing weather. Storms develop quickly and you
should be prepared to protect your passengers and vessel. See page 22 of the Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts
Owner’s Manual for more tips on weather.
Maintain a safe speed and respect other boaters as well as those on land. Obey all “No Wake Zones” and be
aware of smaller vessels. The wake you produce could endanger other crafts and their passengers.
Know the limitations of your craft and your experience. Understand the boats handling characteristics and do
not attempt to operate the vessel in conditions that are unsafe or beyond your experience level.
Returning
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Obey navigational markers and be aware of any tidal changes since departure.
Collect and dispose of refuse properly to maintain our waters for future generations.
Prepare your boat for loading before moving to the dock. Quickly pull your vessel from the water and move
away from the ramp to complete the preparation for trailering.
• Verify that trailer systems are working properly and all items are secured before leaving.
• Wash the boat and perform general maintenance, upon returning home. (See instructions in Chapter 5).
As stated above, these are only general guidelines for safe boating. We recommend using these and any other available
resources to protect your passengers as well as your vessel. Checklists can be an important tool in accomplishing this,
see the example on pages 44 & 45 of the Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual.
4.7 TRAILERING
Due to the nature of the hull, catamarans require specialized trailers. Your dealer will be able to provide them, as well
as, information on safe trailering practices. Tow vehicles should be rated to handle the load and stresses which
accompany trailering your boat. A properly matched trailer should carry 5-10% of the total vessel weight on the
tongue. Routine inspections should be performed on the vehicle and trailer prior to each trip, and thorough checks
scheduled on an annual basis.
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4.8 ANCHORING
World Cat offers an anchor and anchor windlass as optional equipment on all boats. The anchor we supply is known as
a plow style. However, there are several types of anchors available, each designed to operate in specific bottom
conditions. Your dealer can provide information on which styles are most effective in your area. See page 56 of the
Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual for more information and tips concerning anchoring.
!!! CAUTION
Never anchor your boat off the stern. The weight at the transom, combined with adverse sea conditions
could allow water to enter the boat over the transom wall.
4.9 SHALLOW WATER
Although your World Cat draws a small amount of water for its size, shallow water should be a concern of all boaters.
To avoid this hazard, pay particular attention to navigational markers and know the area you are operating in. Be aware
of tidal changes, including those that have occurred during your trip. Rocks, stumps, or other hazards are more
prevalent in shallow water and can cause major damage to your hull bottom. Engines can also suffer damage if they are
allowed to run in the sand or mud.
If you do become grounded, tilt the motors up to reduce the draft at the transom. Often this will solve the problem;
however, it may be necessary to rock the boat from side to side to break the suction along the keel. If you are grounded
on an incoming tide, allowing the water to rise can help. Being grounded on an outgoing tide is a larger issue, you need
to act quickly to free your boat and avoid being driven further aground. Use the anchor to secure the boat and await the
incoming tide, or use it to pull yourself free.
4.10 EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
Unfortunately, even the safest boating practices cannot eliminate the potential of emergency situations developing.
Therefore you should prepare yourself, and your crew, to handle any problems that may arise. Establish specific plans
for fires, man overboard, collision, etc., and review them with your passengers prior to departing. Planning allows
people to remain calm, and gives everyone the confidence to resolve the problem. Section 4 of the Sportfish, Cruisers,
Yachts Owner’s Manual provides information on emergency procedures. Below is important information which all
owners should be aware.
4.10.1
Emergency Stop Switch
Lanyard clips are provided on all World Cats and when used properly provide an emergency stop for the engines
should the driver fall from the helm position, or need to perform an emergency shutdown to respond to or avoid an
accident. The clip attaches the driver to the ignition panel using a cord. A pull on the cord will release the clip from the
shut-off switch on the panel and shutdown the engines. To restart the engines, turn ignition switches to the off position,
return binnacle to neutral position insert safety lanyard back into clip and then turn ignition switches back on. This
should only be used to prevent or react to accidents, and the operator is solely responsible for the decision.
4.10.2
Communication
If you witness an emergency or become involved in one, you should request assistance via radio communication or
visual signals. Review the information in Section 4 of the Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual for detailed
information on how and when to request assistance.
4.10.3
Rendering Assistance
Owners are required by law to render assistance to other boaters involved in an emergency situation such as fire,
collision, casualty, etc., as long as it does not endanger your vessel or its passengers.
4.10.4
Reporting Accidents
Federal regulations require that operators involved in an accident file a written account of the situation within 48
hours. Reports should be submitted to the State Boating Law Administrator. You can obtain forms through the USCG
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or local authorities (i.e. harbor patrol, sheriff or police offices). In the event that a casualty or disappearance occurs as
the result of an accident, you must notify the authorities immediately by phone or radio and fill out a written statement.
4.10.5
Weather
Pay attention to weather patterns. If you find yourself in the path of a storm, seek shelter immediately. If you cannot
reach a dock, seek refuge inside the boat while the storm advances. Never get in the water, and stay clear of metal
components on your boat. If lightning strikes, it would likely pass through metal objects seeking a ground.
4.10.6
Towing
Due to an accident or loss of power, it may become necessary to tow another vessel or have your boat towed. If you
are providing assistance, never attempt to tow a boat larger than your own. Be certain to use proper lines (ropes) and
rational judgement to prevent further damage. Tow lines are under heavy strain, therefore passengers should remain
clear of the lines to protect themselves from injury. For more information on towing, reference page 39 of the
Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual.
4.11 CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)
!!! DANGER
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas produced by the exhaust system of any
combustible engine. CO can cause brain damage or death, if inhaled over an extended period of time. To
protect yourself and your passengers, never block the ventilation outlets in cabins, consoles, or other
enclosed spaces.
One of the most important considerations when dealing with boating safety is carbon monoxide. Commonly referred to
as (CO), carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas emitted from any engine exhaust. Including
inboards and outboards. A CO particle is close in weight to the air we consume; therefore it does not rise or fall in the
atmosphere, but accumulates in enclosed spaces. Boat owners with enclosed heads, cabins, or canvas enclosures should
pay particular attention to CO. Be aware that fumes produced on your boat can affect other vessels and other boats can
affect you. A primary concern is the use of generators when boats are moored adjacent to each other.
Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and potentially fatal if inhaled over an extended period of time. Symptoms of CO
poisoning include:
• Dizziness
• Nausea / Vomiting
• Headache / Throbbing in the temples
• Fatigue
• Muscular twitching
• Inability to focus or think clearly
If you or any of passengers experience any of these symptoms, leave the area and find a source of fresh air immediately. If your symptoms persist, seek medical attention.
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Chapter 5:
PERFORMANCE
5.1 OVERVIEW
This chapter will provide information on the performance characteristics of your catamaran; This is not a substitute for
seamanship training or hands-on experience. First time boat owners should use the resources detailed in Chapter 1 to
learn proper methods of boat operation. Experienced boaters who have never owned a catamaran, should study this
chapter completely. Do not assume that previous boating experience will apply to all situations, as there are several
subtle differences in the handling characteristics of twin hulled boats. For existing catamaran owners, this chapter
should be a reference.
5.2 MOTOR TRIM
The smooth riding characteristics of a catamaran are a result of the twin hull design. Their ability to slice through
oncoming waves is far superior to the slamming characteristics seen on conventional vessels. Motor trim plays an
integral part in how your catamaran accomplishes this. In a level or bow down attitude, your boat will slice through
larger chop but you may experience sluggish performance, a wetter ride and increased bow steering in a following sea.
In a bow up attitude the boat will perform better, but may ride less smoothly. Experiment with the trim settings in
various sea conditions to determine what you are most comfortable with. When using the trim to correct a listing condition, imagine an “X” connecting the starboard engine to the port bow, and port engine to the starboard bow (see
drawing below).
5.2.1
Bow Up Condition
To correct a bow up condition on the port sponson, adjust the motor trim “down” on
the starboard engine. This will help the starboard sponson to rise and level the vessel.
If moving to the lowest trim setting on the starboard engine does not correct the list,
trim the port engine “up” to assist the change. Reverse the instructions to
accommodate for a bow up condition on the starboard sponson.
5.2.2
Bow Down Condition
To correct a bow down condition on the port sponson, adjust the motor trim “up” on
the starboard engine. This will help the starboard sponson to fall and level the vessel.
If cavitation occurs on the starboard engine, lower it to correct the problem, then trim
the port engine “down” to assist the change. Reverse the instructions to accommodate
for a bow down condition on the starboard sponson.
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5.3 ENGINE CONTROLS
All factory rigged boats will come equipped with a binnacle control specific to your type of engine. Located at the
helm, the binnacle controls the throttle, shift, and trim mechanisms for your engine. For diagrams and general
information about this system, review pages 80 thru 83 of the Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual. Also read
the owner’s manual provided by your engine manufacturer to determine how to operate the features on your binnacle.
If any components of this system need to be replaced, be certain to use the same style and length as the original equipment.
5.4 STEERING CONTROLS
Catamarans offer unsurpassed steering control. The wide spacing of the engines, advanced steering components, and
handling characteristics of the World Cat hull give operators exceptional maneuverability in even the tightest spaces.
Because of the superior tracking abilities of the World Cat hull, oversteering can present a problem, especially for
owners accustomed to operating conventional boats. Conventional vessels have a tendency to lose tracking abilities in
rough and following sea conditions, making constant course corrections necessary. However, catamarans do not
exhibit those traits and require operators to take a “hands off” approach. To do so, relax your grip and fight the urge to
make constant corrections.
5.5 STEERING MAINTENANCE
The design of a catamaran hull requires a special steering system which features a “liquid tie-bar”, as opposed to the
mechanical version used in conventional boats. For this reason, all World Cats are equipped with a hydraulic steering
system, featuring steering cylinders mounted on each engine and a steering system valve. This system enables both
engines to respond in unison to adjustments at the helm.
In order to maintain the excellent steering characteristics of your boat, occasionally you will need to adjust the steering
system to realign the motors (known as motor toe). To do so follow these instructions:
Using the helm, center the starboard motor.
Find the steering system valve, located under the inspection port on the center of the transom.
Open the valve by rotating it 90 degrees (the handle will be parallel to the valve body when open). This will isolate the
port engine, so that it can be adjusted manually.
Center the port motor manually; then close the steering system ball valve and reinstall the inspection port.
Similar to hydraulic braking systems in an automobile, it may become necessary to bleed the steering system
occasionally to remove air from the lines. We have provided diagrams of the steering system in section 5.6 thru 5.9,
and the Teleflex™ owner’s manual in your “Owner’s Portfolio”. Use the resources, and your dealer, to keep the
steering system in excellent working order. Be aware, these are routine maintenance procedures and are not covered
under warranty by World Cat.
!!! CAUTION
Routinely check hydraulic fluid levels, and all connections for leaks or any sign of mechanical failure.
Lubricate all mechanical parts at least annually with high quality marine grease. Failure to do so may
result in impaired or unresponsive steering.
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5.6 STANDARD STEERING SYSTEM DIAGRAM (250DC, 270TE &
270SD)
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This is a representation
of a typical World Cat
steering system. The
lengths of the steering
hoses and pigtails will
vary depending on the
model.
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5.7 STANDARD STEERING SYSTEM- BLEEDING INSTRUCTIONS
Reference the bleeding instructions provided by the Teleflex™ owner’s manual, which is included in your “Owner’s
Portfolio”. Use them in conjunction with the instructions and diagram below to bleed the steering system. This should
be done annually.
NOTICE
If possible, have your dealer or trained marine technician perform routine maintenance or repairs on your steering
system. Replace faulty parts immediately.
5.7.1
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5.7.3
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5.7.4
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Step 1
Using a filler tube, fill the helm with oil. When
completed, you should be able to see oil in the filler tube.
Open the steering system valve located under the
inspection plate in the center of the transom.
Step 2
Open the bleed fitting labeled #1 and pull the cylinder
shaft all the way out on the fitting #1 side.
Holding the shaft to prevent it from moving back into the
cylinder, have someone turn the wheel clockwise until a
steady stream of oil flows through the fitting.
Close bleed fitting #1.
Step 3
Open the bleed fitting labeled #2. and pull the cylinder
shaft all the way out on the fitting #2 side.
Holding the shaft to prevent it from moving back into the
cylinder, have someone turn the wheel counter-clockwise
until a steady stream of oil flows through the fitting.
Close bleed fitting #2 and repeat Step 3 for bleed fittings
#3 and #4.
Step 4
When you complete the bleeding process, turn the wheel hard over in each direction at least twice. Then
manually adjust the cylinders by pulling the shaft all the way out on the same side of each cylinder and closing
the steering system valve.
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5.8
POWER STEERING SYSTEM DIAGRAM (STANDARD ON 32’,
33’ AND 29’)
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This is a representation
of a typical World Cat
power steering system.
The lengths of the
steering hoses and
pigtails will vary
depending on the model.
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5.9 POWER STEERING SYSTEM- BLEEDING INSTRUCTIONS
Reference the bleeding instructions provided by the Teleflex™ owner’s manual, which is included in your “Owner’s
Portfolio”. Use them in conjunction with the instructions and diagram below to bleed the steering system. This should
be done annually.
NOTICE
If possible, have your dealer or trained marine technician perform routine maintenance or repairs on your steering
system. Replace faulty parts immediately.
5.9.1
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5.9.2
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5.9.3
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Step 1
With the Power Purge turned “OFF”, attach helm fitting and
leads.
Attach one of the leads to the bleader valve on the Power
Assist Pump.
Open the bleader valve using a 5/8” wrench.
Turn the Power Purge unit “ON”.
Watch for air bubbles in the clear hydraulic lines. Once no
more bubbles can be seen and there is a steady flow of
hydraulic fluid through the lines, allow the Power Purge to
run for an additional 60 seconds.
The helm is now full of fluid. Turn Power Purge “OFF”.
Close bleeder valve and disconnect line from the Power
Assist Pump. Place dust cap back on bleeder valve.
Step 2
Attach the four lines to each of the bleeder valves on the
steering cylinders.
Open each of the four bleeder valves.
Turn Power Purge “ON”.
Turn the steering wheel slowly 20 times clockwise, then
slowly 20 times counter-clockwise.
Step 3
With Power Purge turned “ON”, move both engines through their full range of motion (This will help remove
any air bubbles still trapped inside the cylinders).
As a final precautionary step, pull on the engines firmly at the ends of their normal range of motion (This will
also help to insure all of the air is out of the cylinders).
Step 4
Turn the ignition key for the port engine “ON”. This will turn the Power Assist Pump “ON”.
Repeat “Step 2”.
If no more bubbles can be seen then the bleeding is complete. Turn the Power Purge “OFF”. Close all four
bleeder valves. Disconnect the four lines from the cylinders and both lines from the helm. Remove the helm
fitting and replace it with vent cap.
If bubbles are still present in lines, then bleeding was not successful. Repeat entire process.
5.10 HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS
World Cat’s patented Vectroflo™ hull is a semi-displacement hull, which exhibits characteristics of both planing and
displacement hulls. Planing hulls provide speed and economy of operation since a limited amount of the hull is in
contact with the water. However, they feature flat sections along the chine which can result in poor handling at low
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speeds and harder impacts at high speed. Displacement hulls provide superior handling characteristics, even at low
speed, and an improved ride in rough water. Speed and economy suffer however, since more of the hull is submerged.
World Cat has taken the best characteristics of these two designs and incorporated them in the Vectroflo™ hull. Our
proven design provides a superior ride, excellent handling characteristics in a variety of conditions, and speed with
economy of operation. To help you experience “The Ultimate Ride”, study the following sections.
5.10.1
Turning Characteristics
Turning a catamaran is slightly different than cornering on a conventional vessel. Imagine the difference between an
automobile and a motorcycle. Automobiles take turns in a flatter, more stable, manner similar to catamarans hulls,
while motorcycles pitch hard into a turn similar to a monohull. Do not underestimate a catamaran’s cornering ability
however, hard adjustments to the steering wheel can make a World Cat bite quickly and execute high performance
turns. Experiment with the handling ability of your cat so you are prepared for any situation on the water.
5.10.2
Adverse Sea Conditions
Catamarans are designed to handle some of the roughest waters in the world, but that is no substitute for common
sense. As an operator you are responsible for the safety of your passengers and vessel; therefore, your trips should be
limited by your level of experience. Planning and paying constant attention to the weather and sea conditions is
paramount. If you are forced to operate in dangerous seas however, you can be confident that your World Cat, when
operated properly, can handle them safely. Following are some tips on how to handle your boat in adverse sea
conditions:
When traveling into the wind, changing your direction a few degrees to allow one sponson to settle before the other,
can make the ride smoother and allow for increased speed.
In a rough chop with short wave intervals, increasing your speed may allow the boat to skim across the tops of each
wave. This will result in a smoother ride.
Steer to avoid larger swells and breaking waves.
In a following sea, position your vessel on the back of a wave and match its speed to remain ahead of the trough.
Speed is paramount. Work the throttle to avoid going over the wave or being thrown down the face of a following
wave.
5.10.3
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5.10.4
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5.10.5
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5.10.6
Cross-Clutching
World Cat’s have their twin engines mounted 60 inches apart on 250, and 270. On the 320 and 330 are
mounted 79-inch apart and the 290 are mounted 67-inch apart.
This allows you to cross-clutch (one motor in forward while one in reverse)
To dock, reverse the boat into a slip: put the outside motor in reverse and turn to face aft. Keeping the wheel
straight, steer with the inside motor putting it in forward and reverse to guide you into the slip.
Keep it simple and slow
Get the boat on plane
Trim both engines down or in (the motors act as trim tabs forcing the bow down)
Big advantage operating in shallow water (12” to 16” depending on the model)
Quickly increase speed to get the boat on plane then slow down to 3500 RPM’s
Adjust trim out until the motors cavitate then tap trim in
Feel/hear the motors and do not watch the trim gauges
A smooth ride is more important than having your engine RPM’s synchronized
Keep the boat level (if the seas change or people move on the boat)
Trim the High-Side-High. When one side of the bow is high compared to the horizon, simply trim the high
side motor up or out. (If it cavitates then trim the low-side-low)
Different models have different sensitivity to trim (do not over-correct as this may cause the boat to pitch in
flat calm water at high speeds)
Handling different sea conditions
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Head sea: trim motors in to keep the bow down
Following sea: trim out to keep the bow out of the water
Calm water: trim engines up to run on the back of the hull
5.10.7
Boating Tips
Experience is the best way to determine the handling characteristics of your catamaran. Operating the boat in multiple
sea conditions and under various loads will help you predict how the boat will perform in any situation. World Cat
provides the following recommendations regarding the performance of your catamaran:
• Establish an RPM chart which details the speed and fuel consumption at various RPM levels to achieve the
most economical operation.
• Monitor fuel gauges to determine the amount of operating time remaining at a given reading.
• Determine minimum speed for effective steering in close quarters.
• Determine the turning radius required at various speeds.
• Determine the rates of acceleration and deceleration with various load conditions. Include the distance
required to stop the boat at various speeds.
Use the information provided in section 6 of the Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts Owner’s Manual for more information on
boat handling.
5.11 PERFORMANCE FACTORS
Proper setup and maintenance of the systems on your boat is important to ensuring proper performance, but be aware
they are not the only factors which affect it. Several things which contribute to the level of performance of your
catamaran can change between or during trips.
5.11.1
Engine Efficiency
Without proper maintenance, your engine(s) will gradually lose power, resulting in a loss of speed. Use the
recommendations in the engine’s owners manual to schedule routine maintenance procedures and as a guide for the
correct RPM range for your engines. Neglecting to do so may result in loss of performance and an increased risk of
failure.
5.11.2
Propeller Condition
The size and condition of your prop also plays a major role in the performance of your catamaran. A damaged prop can
result in lower speeds, sudden drops in RPM, increased fuel consumption, and severe vibration while running.
Improperly sized props can cause damage to your engine as a result of exceeding the maximum or minimum RPM
levels.
5.11.3
Weather Conditions
Barometric pressure and humidity can affect the output of your engines. For example, on an extremely hot and humid
day, your engine can experience as much as a 10 percent loss in horsepower. Although you should monitor your
engines’ performance, be aware that the weather could be a major factor in your boats performance.
5.11.4
Load
Increased load can obviously affect performance, especially if the load is unbalanced. Passengers, gear, and fuel are all
examples of things which can affect your vessel. Fuel levels change through the day, and greatly affect the attitude of
your boat. When necessary, make adjustments to engine trim and load distribution to compensate for fuel usage.
5.11.5
Marine Growth
If you store your boat in the water or fail to clean it after each trip, the existence of marine growth can contribute to a
loss of performance. A decline in speed or increased fuel consumption can occur. Prevent this by applying a marine
growth inhibitor or by cleaning your boat thoroughly after each trip.
5.11.6
Bottom Paint
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Bottom painting your catamaran will also change the performance. Although not significant, you can expect a drop in
speed between 1 and 5 miles per hour.
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Chapter 6:
SYSTEMS INFORMATION
6.1 OVERVIEW
This chapter will provide you with basic information for all the systems on your boat. Understanding this information
is imperative, as it directly contributes to the safety and enjoyment of your trips on the water. If you need further
information on any of these systems talk with your dealer.
6.2 FUELING GUIDELINES
Study the following guidelines thoroughly, and consult your dealer if you have questions. Be sure to read the engine
manufacturers recommendations regarding the type and grade of fuel to use for your engines. If you are using a 2
stroke outboard engine, be sure to fill the oil tanks with manufacturer approved oil during each fill-up.
!!! WARNING
Avoid methanol or other alcohol based fuels or additives which can deteriorate fuel hoses, Alcohol based
fuels also absorb water which can lead to engine damage.
!!! DANGER
Follow all safety guidelines while fueling. Leaking or spilled fuel is an explosion hazard. Regular checks
of the fuel system are needed to protect you and the vessel.
6.2.1
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6.2.2
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6.2.3
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Before Fueling
Shut down the engines and turn off all electrical devices including the batteries.
Close all hatches, portlights, and doors to prevent accumulation of fuel vapors.
Extinguish cigarettes or other lighted materials.
Keep a properly charged and correctly rated fire extinguisher nearby.
During Fueling
Use common sense and obey all safety regulations related to fuel handling.
Avoid static sparks by maintaining contact between the fuel nozzle and fuel fill.
After Fueling
Secure the fuel cap and inspect for leaks.
Clean up any spilled fuel and dispose of the cleaning material accordingly. Do not store fuel soaked material
on your boat.
Open all hatches, portlights, and doors to allow for ventilation.
Check for fuel vapors using a “sniff test” and do not turn on electrical devices, including batteries, until you
are certain the fumes have dissipated.
6.3 FUEL SYSTEM
Due to the nature of the hull design, each World Cat is equipped with a port and starboard fuel system. These systems
act independently, providing fuel to the engine on their respective side. Tanks are constructed of polyethylene
material to prevent corrosion, and feature dual hull side vents to avoid over-pressurization of the system. This helps
eliminate “blow back” and its damaging effects on your gelcoat.
Hoses are NMMA certified, and fittings are clamped securely to reduce the potential for leaks. However, comprehensive checks of hoses and fittings should be completed at least annually, including those normally hidden from
view. Tighten all connections, replace deteriorated hoses, clamps or fittings, and replace the fuel/water separators during this check. World Cat has provided inspection plates in the cockpit floor and along the gunwales to assist you
with annual maintenance. To access the inspection ports along the gunwale, you will need to remove the cockpit
bolsters by removing the screws that hold it in place. To access the screws, pull up gently on the bottom of the bolster
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and locate the drain grommets. The factory installs screws in every other grommet to secure the bolster. Remove
these and pull up and out on the cushion to remove.
If you experience fuel flow problems, remove the fuel feed hose from your engine and connect it to a portable fuel
tank. Doing so will help you determine if your fuel system or the engine is the source of the problem. Fuel system
repairs and engine maintenance should be performed by a qualified marine technician.
The fuel/water separators are installed between the tank pickup and the engine. They are located in the aft rigging
space on all models except the 270 TE, all 290 models and 330 TE. On those models, they are mounted on the hullside and can be reached through access doors on the cockpit walls. Inspect these filters regularly and replace when
needed.
6.4 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
The electrical system on your catamaran consists of three major components: the battery system, wiring and circuit
protection, and accessories. It is important that you understand the principles of the electrical system, so that you can
protect the components and troubleshoot any problems you experience.
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6.5 BATTERY SYSTEM
Your World Cat is equipped with three batteries, excluding the 320EC, 320CC and 330TE which have four. Two of
the batteries are dedicated as “cranking batteries” the third bank controls the DC accessories and is commonly
referred to as the “house” bank. To help maintain your batteries, a management system is installed on your boat. This
system, controlled by a panel similar to the one shown below, enables you to engage or disconnect the batteries,
distribute electrical charge, and parallel batteries in the event of a failure. Chapter 10 of this manual will provide
details regarding the location and wiring of your batteries and management panel.
6.5.1
Battery Distribution
The drawing above illustrates the normal operating position for the battery management panel. The “PORT START”,
“STBD START”, and “HOUSE” switches as well as the “DC MAIN” breaker are in the “ON” position and the
“EMERG PARALLEL” is “OFF”. In this position, you are supplying power to the engines through the cranking
leads and to the DC accessories through the 50 Amp “DC MAIN” breaker. When you have finished your trip, turn the
“PORT START”, “STBD START” and “HOUSE” switches off prior to leaving the boat. The “DC MAIN” can
remain “ON” at all times.
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6.5.2
Voltage Sensor Relay (VSR)
The twin voltage relay sensors are integrated into the battery switch cluster. They distribute the charging output from
the engine alternator to the “cranking” and “house” batteries. After starting an engine, the alternator sends electricity
back to the “cranking” battery to recharge it. Once the “cranking battery” is fully charged (13.6 volts), the VSR
closes to allow the alternator output to charge the “house” battery. When the VSR is operating, the LED indicator
located on the management panel will be lit. It will remain lit until the battery is fully charged, or the “cranking”
battery voltage falls below 12.8 volts. It is common for the VSR to cycle “ON” and “OFF” during operation.
However, constant cycling could indicate a problem in the system and should be checked by your dealer.
6.5.3
Emergency Parallel
In the event of a battery failure, the “EMERG PARALLEL” switch allows you to mechanically link the port
“cranking” battery to the starboard engine or vice versa. The switch should remain in the “OFF” position when not in
use. To prevent voltage spikes or drops which can damage electrical components, you cannot draw power from the
house battery using the “EMERG PARALLEL” switch.
6.5.4
24 Hour Circuits
The push-in or toggle style breakers located across the top of the management panel protect the 24 hour essential
circuit wiring. Per NMMA and USCG guidelines, these breakers are constantly energized to provide power for bilge
pumps and memory functions. This helps to protect your vessel even when you are not available. The “HOUSE”
switch does not need to be “ON” for these breakers to have power. Inspect the breakers regularly, and push-in or flip
the toggle to reset. If a breaker trips constantly, have your dealer investigate the problem as soon as possible to
prevent damage to your boat.
NOTICE
Windlasses used incorrectly could cause harm to equipment or crew
Windlasses should be used with care and treated with respect
Lewmar windlasses are designed and supplied for anchor control in marine applications and are not to be
used in conjunction with any other use.
It is the unaboidable responsibility of the owner or master or other responsible part to assess the risk of
any operation on the vessel.
6.5.5
Anchor Windlass (Optional on 250DC & 255DC & 270SD)
A 50 Amp breaker is installed at the factory for the anchor windlass; otherwise, a blank is installed on 250DC and
270SD to permit aftermarket additions. If you choose to add a windlass to your boat, contact your dealer for
information on selecting a breaker to fit the panel.
6.5.6
Windlass Deck Switch Maintenance
Refer to section 7.11 for details on maintenance provided by Lewmar
!!! DANGER
Disconnect the battery cables from the batteries prior to removing or working on the battery management
panel. Failure to do so could result in electric shock. Reference the NMMA pamphlet in your “Owner’s
Portfolio” for more information.
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6.6 BATTERY SELECTION
World Cat supplies the original batteries onboard your vessel. We use both Group 27 and Group 31 batteries. In the
even of a failure, replacements must be of equal size and specifications (see below):
GROUP 27 (27MG)
GROUP 31 (GDP31DT)
CCA: 840
CCA: 700
MCA: 1050
MCA: 875
RESERVE CAPACITY: 182 min @ 20A
RESERVE CAPACITY: 182 min @ 25A
6.7 BATTERY CARE
Batteries should be secured in a non-metallic tray and insulated boots should cover the terminals. Depending on the
style of battery you choose, inspect the electrolyte and perform routine maintenance as suggested by the manufacturer. Remove corrosion from the terminals quickly to prevent failure. Use a stiff brush and a solution of water and
baking soda to remove corrosion, then grease the terminals to prevent further build-up. Be careful to clean up thoroughly to avoid contaminating the electrolyte.
When servicing the batteries, follow the safety procedures shown below and work to avoid electrolyte spills which
can harm you and your vessel.
!!! DANGER
All batteries contain an electrolyte, commonly sulfuric acid, which is a caustic and volatile chemical. Use
extreme caution when charging or servicing.
6.7.1
•
Safety
Use protective clothing and accessories such as aprons, gloves, and eye wear to protect yourself while servicing batteries.
Avoid cigarettes, open flames, and sparks. Batteries can produce toxic and explosive gases; therefore, store or
charge them in a well ventilated space.
Keep batteries out of the reach of children and pets.
•
•
6.7.2
Exposure
If you are exposed to the electrolyte solution, follow these procedures and seek immediate medical attention.
EXTERNAL - Flush with large amounts of water for contact with the skin. If severe irritation occurs or it contacts
your eyes, seek medical attention immediately.
INTERNAL - Consume large amounts of water or milk, coupled with milk of magnesia. a beaten egg, or vegetable
oil. Seek medical attention immediately.
The guidelines above are basic and do not alleviate the owner of responsibility should an accident occur. Use good
judgement and common sense to avoid an accident.
!!! CAUTION
When reconnecting your batteries, always connect the black cable to the negative terminal and red cable
to the positive one. Reversing them can damage you electrical system and create the potential electric
shock.
!!! CAUTION
Never disconnect a battery while underway. Doing so may result in damage to your boat’s electrical
system and the engine’s alternator.
6.8 WIRING AND CIRCUIT PROTECTION
All World Cat are wired using marine grade tin coated copper wire, instead of standard copper wire. Tin coated
copper is manufactured to withstand the harsh saltwater environment better than standard copper, which is used for
residential applications. Environmentally sealed Deutsch™ connectors are installed on all accessories located below
the waterline to ensure watertight connections. The remaining devices are installed with high quality splices and ter-
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minals, which are heat shrunk to protect the integrity of the connection. Harnesses are routed through PVC rigging
tubes to prevent chaffing and covered with sheathing when necessary.
6.9 CONTROL SYSTEM
World Cats come equipped with either a traditional switch operated DC control system, or a digital assembly
consisting of a control unit and remote switch pod(s). In the traditional setup, circuit protection is located above the
switches on the instrument panel. In the digital assembly, the control unit houses the circuit protection for all the
accessories controlled by the switch pod(s). A label is mounted on the control unit to advise you which breaker controls a given appliance. If a breaker trips in either system, simply push it in to reset. When possible have your dealer
replace defective electrical components. If that is impractical, be certain to use identical replacements to ensure the
integrity of the system.
!!! CAUTION
Failing to use the correct replacement breaker could result in failure of the device or damage to the
electrical system. Contact your dealer for repair information.
Accessories not integrated into the control unit can include lights with integrated switches, marine head controls,
stereos, aftermarket electronics and 12V outlets. These devices draw current from the accessory fuse blocks. The fuse
blocks are similar to those found in automobiles, and use snap-in fuses to protect a circuit. You can obtain replacements for these fuses from your dealer or local auto-parts store. Always replace a damaged fuse with one of equal rating.
Ground blocks are another integral part of your electrical system. These are connected to the common battery ground
and individual appliances, to provide a path for current flow back to batteries.
!!! CAUTION
When working on your electrical system, disconnect the batteries to prevent shock, or damage to your
electrical system. If possible, have an electrician perform repairs.
For customers unfamiliar with electrical systems, World Cat recommends the following book:
Boating Magazine’s: Powerboater’s Guide to Electrical Systems
Written by: Ed Sherman
Publisher: International Marine (Division of McGraw Hill Companies)
Copyright: 2000 International Marine.
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6.10 TYPICAL DIGITAL CONTROL DIAGRAM
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6.11 TRADITIONAL ROCKER SWITCH DIAGRAM
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6.12 ACCESSORIES
Electrical accessories include all lights, pumps, and gauges assembled into your catamaran. Certain accessories are
standard to each model, while others are optional equipment. Below is a list of accessories and their function. Beside
each accessory is a list of the boats on which the item is standard. For information on optional equipment see Chapter
10 in this manual.
6.12.1
Navigational Lights
Per USCG guidelines, all powered vessels must have navigational and anchor lights. Every World Cat is equipped
with navigational lights at the bow, a pole light near the stern, or mast light on the hardtop. These lights must be used
in accordance with USCG regulations when anchored or underway.
6.12.2
Cockpit Lights
Cockpit lights are located at floor level to provide light while operating in low light conditions.
6.12.3
Console Lights
Lights located in the cabin or in consoles have an integrated power switch and are tied directly into the fuse block.
Operate them with the switch located at the base of the light.
6.12.4
Spreader Lights (Standard on Hardtop)
Attached to the hardtop or hardtop frame, spreader lights illuminate the cockpit in low light situations. They are
operated using the switch on the dome light or instrument panel and are protected by a fuse block.
6.12.5
Dome Light (Standard on Hardtop)
Located under the hardtop radio box, this light features both white and red lamps for nighttime operation. It is
powered by the fuse block located in the radio box.
6.12.6
Bilge Pump / Float Switch
Bilge Pumps evacuate standing water in the bilge. They can be operated manually, or automatically by the float
switch. The float switches are connected to the fuses along the top of the battery management panel.
6.12.7
Raw Water Pump
Supplies pressure to the raw water system. It contains a pressure switch similar to a residential well pump. You can
leave this appliance on at all times while underway.
6.12.8
Freshwater Pump
Supplies pressure to the freshwater system. It contains a pressure switch similar to a residential well pump. You can
leave this appliance on at all times while underway.
6.12.9
Livewell Pump (270TE)
Supplies water to the livewell system and is activated by the switch pod as follows:
Press one time for continuous operation,
Press two times for a 3 min. “ON” / 3 min. “OFF” cycle
Press three times for a 5 min. “ON” / 5 min. “OFF” cycle.
In traditional switching systems it cannot be cycled in this manner.
6.12.10 Macerator Pump
Used to evacuate waste and debris from fishboxes or to remove waste from marine head holding tanks.
6.12.11 12v Outlets
Located strategically throughout the boat, these outlets provide power to aftermarket accessories such as cell phones,
electric reels, and spotlights. Each outlet is independently wired to the fuse panel.
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6.12.12 Marine Head (all except 270 TE)
The marine head is powered by the fuse panel, and has a separate control panel mounted near the head. The control
panel activates the solenoid to allow for water intake and discharge. A macerator pump is incorporated into the head.
See Chapter 5 in this manual for operating instructions.
6.12.13 Anchor Windlass - Freefall (optional)
Use to deploy and retrieve the anchor. This accessory is controlled by a dedicated switch at the helm and can also be
controled at the bow with up & down foot switches. The fuse is located at the battery management panel.
6.12.14 Stereo (optional)
Similar to an automotive stereo, the unit can be operated using the faceplate or a remote keypad which is mounted
near the helm. It is powered by the fuse block, and the memory wire is connected to a 24 hour circuit.
6.12.15 Windshield Wipers (optional)
Operated by a dedicated rocker switch at the helm, these function identically to those found on passenger automobiles.
6.12.16 Horn
Function identically to those found on passenger automobiles.
6.12.17 ACC
“ACC 1” is reserved for the standard freshwater pump on most models. However, the remaining “ACC” switches can
be used to operate aftermarket products. Be aware of the power requirements for any add-on products, so you do
not exceed the capacity of the breaker supplying the switch. Failure to do so could damage the appliance and/or the
electrical system.
6.12.18 Power steering (Optional)
The power assist unit provides automobile like steering on your catamaran. The unit is installed in the console
between the helm and steering rams. The power for the unit is connected to the port and starboard key switch if you
should decide to troll with one engine your power assist will still be operational.
6.13 GAUGE PACKAGES
World Cat provides Honda™, Suzuki™, and Yamaha™ engine packages with manufacturer supplied instrumentation. Below is a list of the standard packages and a description of their function.
6.13.1
Yamaha™
Yamaha™ packages feature a three piece digital gauge package on, 25 and 27 foot models with a tachometer for each
engine and combination speedometer / fuel management gauge. On 29, 32, and 33 foot models we install a dedicated
speedometer and fuel management gauge. Instructions on the operation and features of these gauges is included in
your engine owner’s manual.
6.13.2
Honda™
Honda™ packages feature a three piece digital gauge package with a tachometer for each engine, multifunction
speedometer including fuel management. Instructions on the operation and features of these gauges is included in
your engine owner’s manual.
6.13.3
Suzuki™
Suzuki™ packages feature a three or four piece digital gauge package (same as Yamaha™) with a tachometer for
each engine, and a programmable multifunction gauge(s). World Cat setups a preliminary program at the factory, but
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it can be modified to suit your needs. Instructions on the operation and features of these gauges is included in your
engine owner’s manual.
6.14 PLUMBING SYSTEM
The intake and discharge of water is integral to several of the features and accessories provided on your boat,
including livewells, fishboxes, sanitation devices, and water systems. World Cat installs the plumbing components for
these systems using high quality marine hoses and stainless clamps. However, this does not eliminate the need for
routine checks of plumbing components or connections. A failure resulting from a deteriorated hose or connection,
could cause your boat to take on water or become swamped. Information is provided in Chapter 10 of this manual,
regarding the location, function, and routing for the plumbing components on your boat. Review these materials and
talk with your dealer should you have a question.
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Chapter 7:
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE
7.1 OVERVIEW
This chapter provides basic information for maintaining the original appearance and dependable performance of your
World Cat. Although your vessel is constructed of the finest materials available, the harsh saltwater environment and
other factors, including geography and usage rate, will affect its finish and function over time. It is imperative that
you understand how to care for your catamaran properly. Some simple steps will help maintain its aesthetics, value,
and reliability.
7.2 GELCOAT MAINTENANCE
Gelcoat is a thin layer of resin mixed with colored pigments, which provides the exterior finish on your boat. Gelcoat
provides a smooth durable surface to protect the fiberglass construction of the hull, but is still flexible enough to
absorb the pressure exerted upon it during operation. Mainly used for cosmetics, gelcoat is relatively simple to
maintain. However, without routine cleaning, it will discolor due to the microscopic pores in the surface. Following
are some instructions for maintaining your gelcoat.
7.2.1
Cleaning
After each trip on the water, or after trailering long distances, you should clean the boat immediately. Washing the
boat with mild detergents, such as dishwashing soaps, and fresh water will help eliminate build up or discoloration
resulting from environmental pollutants. Use a sponge or other soft cleaning device on the smooth exterior surfaces of
the hull and deck. A soft brush can be used when cleaning nonskid portions of the deck. Make sure to rinse the boat
thoroughly after cleaning.
!!! CAUTION
Using strong or caustic cleaning agents, such as bleach, citrus based cleaners, or one containing ammonia,
will damage the appearance and strength of your gelcoat.
7.2.2
Waxing
Similar to automotive finishes, gelcoat will begin to fade over an extended period of time. Constant exposure to
environmental pollutants and this aging process will result in a loss of shine. However, it is possible to restore the
original luster and color using a polishing compound (mild abrasive) or a rubbing compound (harsh abrasive). Each
will remove scratches, discoloration, and help restore weathered gelcoat surfaces but you should select what to use
based on the severity of the problem. Use the following steps to restore the finish of your gelcoat.
• Clean the affected area completely using a mild detergent.
• Gently wet sand the affected area using a fine sandpaper (600 grit) to remove any stains. Use plenty of water
and always sand in one direction using curved strokes. Sanding in alternating directions could result in
damage to the finish.
• Apply polishing compound to a buffing pad and follow the manufacturers instructions. If you apply the
compound mechanically, we recommend a lamb wool buffing pad and a electric buffer capable of 1750 to
1800 RPM.
• When you have completely buffed the area, wash away any remaining compound using clean water.
• After thoroughly cleaning the surface, wax the affected area. This will help restore the finish and provide a
seal against future discoloration.
!!! CAUTION
Protect metal surfaces when using abrasive cleaners, polishing compounds or rubbing compounds. They
can damage the metal’s protective finish leading to rust.
!!! CAUTION
When using an electric buffer, maintain constant motion. Allowing the pad to rest on an isolated spot can
cause heat buildup, which can damage the gelcoat.
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!!! CAUTION
Routinely clean and wax your catamaran to help prevent the need for excessive use of rubbing and
polishing compounds, which over time can deteriorate the gelcoat.
By following the instructions listed above you can guarantee that your catamaran will remain in near showroom
condition and remain a source of pride for years to come.
7.2.3
Repair
Although gelcoat is a flexible material capable of handling environmental punishment and extended use, it is
susceptible to scratches, blistering and cracking over time. Gel coat distortion or cracking is unappealing, but rarely
represents any structural failure. Have your dealer inspect any damage to your gelcoat to determine the nature of the
failure . If it is only cosmetic, they can provide color matched kits, instructions, and any chemicals you need for
application or cleanup. Structural damage should be repaired by your dealer or a trained fiberglass repair shop.
!!! WARNING
Gelcoat and the chemicals used for its application and cleanup are extremely flammable and toxic. Follow
all handling and mixing instructions, provide for proper ventilation, and keep water containers nearby to
submerse catalyzed materials.
7.3 BOTTOM PAINT
If you intend to leave your boat in wet storage, or routinely dock it for more than a few days, you should coat the hull
beneath the water line with anti-fouling paint. This will help prevent marine growth, such as barnacles, which damage
the gelcoat and affect performance. World Cat recommends using an epoxy barrier coat prior to boating painting a
new vessel. This will help to prevent, but not eliminate, gelcoat blistering on the hull, which is not warranted by
World Cat. Your dealer can provide information on bottom painting to protect against environmental toxins in your
area. Anti-fouling paints are made to dissolve over time, so inspect and clean the hull bottom annually and recoat
when necessary.
7.4 UPHOLSTERY
Basic Stains - Clean with a mild detergent and a soft to medium brush, or an all purpose cleaner such as Fantastic™.
Rinse with fresh water after cleaning.
Mildew - Use a 4 to 1 mixture of water and ammonia, brushing the stain vigorously to remove the bacteria
responsible for the mildew. If the stain remains, briefly apply bleach to the area and rinse with fresh water.
!!! WARNING
Do not mix ammonia and household bleach. Doing so will result in the formation of deadly chlorine gas.
If it is necessary to use bleach, clean up any traces of ammonia and ventilate the work space for a
minimum of 15 minutes prior to applying bleach.
Tough Stains or Mildew - Use a mixture of 1 tablespoon of ammonia, 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, and 3/4 cup
distilled water. Briefly, apply to the surface, allowing the peroxide to bubble. Rinse with fresh water
7.5 TRIM / PLEXIGLASS / POLYETHYLENE
World Cat uses vinyl, plexiglass, and polyethylene material (Starboard™) throughout the interior of our catamarans.
Use the following instructions to care for these items:
Use mild detergents to clean vinyl trim commonly used in cabins and helm. Routinely use a commercially available
surface protector to seal the vinyl.
Surface or glass cleaners can be used to clean plexiglass. It is commonly used for radio boxes and as a protective
material for instrument panels.
Starboard™ can be cleaned using surface cleaners such as 409™.
7.6 STAINLESS / ALUMINUM
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Stainless steel and aluminum are used throughout your vessel. World Cat uses only 316 marine grade stainless
hardware and anodized aluminum to provide you with years of service; however, these metals can deteriorate and fail
if improperly cared for. Upon returning, clean all hardware using a mild detergent and rinse thoroughly with fresh
water. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or chlorine based products, as they will remove the metal’s protective coating
and lead to pitting or rust. Throughout the year coat the metal using a non-abrasive metal protector to help displace
moisture, remove contaminates, and shield the metal. World Cat recommends high quality sealants such as Boeshield
T-9™ developed by Boeing™ Aviation. If you cannot find it locally call PMS Products Inc. at 800-962-1732.
7.7 BILGE COMPARTMENTS
Routinely check the condition of the bilge compartments in your boat. This will help identify potential problems and
eliminate odors associated with stagnant water and the buildup of residue. Clean the compartments using a freshwater
rinse. This will also enable you to check the function of your drain system and the operation of the bilge pumps.
7.8 COCKPIT DRAINS
All World Cats have four drains located in the cockpit, two on both the starboard and port sides. These drains are
designed to quickly evacuate the cockpit should the boat become swamped. Flushing these drains routinely will
ensure the safety of your crew and vessel, as well as, eliminate the potential for odors associated with fish residue.
These drains are evacuated through the scuppers located on the hullside. Each scupper has a rubber flap to prevent
water from entering the boat. Check this material occasionally to keep them free of debris and in good working condition.
7.9 WINTERIZATION
Routine maintenance checks should be performed prior to each trip in accordance with Chapter 1, but a broader
analysis should be done before winterizing your catamaran and prior to the first trip of the season. If your local climate does not require winter storage, complete the following steps at least annually to ensure the safe operation of
your boat.
• Do not leave loose items or personal affects onboard during storage. Remove all trash and debris prior to
cleaning the boat.
• Before storage clean the boat thoroughly, including exterior surfaces, fishboxes, livewells, and thru hull
fittings. If possible leave lids open slightly to allow fresh air exchange. Remove the garboard drains and store
the boat with the bow up to allow drainage.
• Inspect all electrical connections and the operation of pumps or other electrical devices. Perform repairs if
necessary. Coat electrical panels with an anti-corrosive spray, available from your dealer.
• Inspect the batteries and charge fully to prevent damage during storage. Disconnect the cables and apply a
coat of grease to the terminals to prohibit corrosion.
• Inspect all plumbing components and connections to prevent leaks. Replace any damaged hoses. Drain all
lines and devices to prevent damage from freezing. Lubricate valves to maintain proper operation. Use the
manufacturers recommendations for portable and marine heads.
• Inspect fuel system components and replace fuel/water separators. You can keep the system fuel but do not
overfill, and use a fuel additive to prevent condensation.
• Lubricate hinges and coat all metal surfaces with Boeshield T-9™ or other metal protector. Tighten down
hardware if necessary.
• Inspect caulking around hardware, windows, hatches, etc. to prevent water damage. Normal use will break
down sealants and can lead to costly repairs if not maintained.
• Remove or cover all electrical devices to prevent damage from UV rays. The rays will cloud electrical displays and make them hard to read.
• Remove cushions and store indoors to prevent damage.
• Winterize the engines and controls per manufacturers recommendations and inspect all connections, filters,
and parts thoroughly. Replace parts as needed.
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7.10 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
X
Check/Replace Sacrificial Anodes
X
X
X
X
Clean & protect hardware
X
X
X
Clean cabin & interior upholstery
Flush engines with fresh water
X
X
Wax exterior gelcoat
Clean exterior upholstery
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A s ne
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X
Bottom paint the hull
Wash boat hardware and canvas
ly
Year
Seaso
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Clean hull below the waterline
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Mont
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Use
W e ek
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Maintenance
X
X
Spray metal components in bilge
X
Clean bilge
X
Check bilge for leaks
X
Inspect steering & controls
X
Inspect fuel systems for leaks
X
X
X
Replace fuel filters
X
Lubricate fuel fill O-rings
X
Inspect fire extinguisher
X
Test bilge pump auto switches
X
7.11 LEWMAR (PROVIDED BY LEWMAR)
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7.12 MAINTENANCE LOG
Service
Engine
Date
Hours
Dealer
Service / Repairs
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Chapter 8:
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
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Chapter 9:
2012 WARRANTY POLICY
1.
Ten Year Limited Hull Warranty. HC Composites, LLC, herein defined as “World Cat”, warrants to the
original retail purchaser (“Purchaser”) that for ten (10) years after the date of delivery to its original retail purchaser,
each new fiberglass hull (defined as the one piece fiberglass molded part that acts as the vessel's running surface
during operation), manufactured by HC Composites, LLC shall be free from structural defects due to material or
workmanship under normal non-commercial use. In the event that HC Composites, LLC determines that the boat
must be replaced, then the value offered towards the replacement boat is the factory invoice for the boat. Transfer of
all accessories including engines will be at the owner’s expense. At HC Composites, LLC discretion the replacement
model will be an upgraded model if the original model is no longer offered.
2.
One Year Components Warranty. HC Composites, LLC warrants to Purchaser that for one (1) year after
the date of delivery to its original retail purchaser, all boat components manufactured by HC Composites, LLC shall
be free from defects due to material or workmanship under normal non-commercial use.
3.
Exclusions. This limited warranty does not cover and does not extend to any of the following:
(a) Hull or component failure caused by normal wear and tear, climatic conditions, misuse, neglect, lack of proper
maintenance, accident, fire or other casualty damage, racing, overloading, negligence, modification, or commercial
use; (b) windshield leakage or breakage; (c) repaired or replacement components not installed by World Cat,
unless installed by World Cat selling dealer in accordance with this warranty; (d) fading, chalking, blistering or
cracking of any varnish, gelcoat, paint, anti-fouling coating or metallic finish; (e) tears, cracking, fading,
discoloration or mildewing of curtains, cushions, tops, headliners or other fabric or upholstered items; (f) cost of
removal or reinstallation of any component (including components manufactured by World Cat), or disassembly and
reassembly of the unit containing the component; (g) speed, weight, fuel consumption and other performance
characteristics of the boat. ANY ORAL STATEMENT OR PRINTED ADVERTISING REGARDING ANY
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE BOAT OR ITS COMPONENTS SHALL BE
CONSIDERED AN ESTIMATE ONLY AND SHALL NOT BE RELIED UPON AS EXPRESS WARRANTY
OR AS A BASIS OF THE BARGAIN FOR THE BOAT OR ITS COMPONENTS; (h) electrolysis, galvanic
corrosion, crevice corrosion, stray current or any deterioration of underwater components; (i) components not
manufactured by HC Composites, LLC, whether or not warranted by the other manufacturer, even if installed by HC
Composites, LLC, including but not limited to engines, propellers, generator sets, controls, electronics, batteries,
appliances and air conditioning. _________(customer initial) Warranties provided to HC Composites, LLC by
component manufacturers shall be passed on to purchaser to the extent such transfer is permitted by the manufacturer;
HC Composites, LLC selling dealer will identify the authorized service dealer for any such components upon request.
4.
Limitations/No other Warranties. THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS SHALL
BE PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND WORLD CAT SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE
LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY. HC Composites, LLC obligation under this warranty is limited to the
repair or replacement (at HC Compoistes, LLC sole election) of any covered item found to be defective, when
delivered by Purchaser pursuant to written authorization and instructions from HC Composites, LLC, round-trip
transportation prepaid, to HC Composites, LLC manufacturing plant or other designated repair
facility_________(customer initial). Repaired or replaced items are warranted as provided herein for the unexpired
portion of the applicable warranty period.
THIS WARRANTY, AND THE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES UNDER IT, IS EXCLUSIVE AND IS GIVEN IN
PLACE OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WHETHER ARISING
BY LAW, CUSTOM, CONDUCT OR USAGE OF TRADE. PURCHASER'S REMEDIES SHALL BE LIMITED
AS STATED HEREIN AND HC COMPOSITES, LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OR LOSSES RESULTING FROM DEFECTS.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES PURCHASER SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. PURCHASER MAY HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. IN THE EVENT THAT IMPLIED
WARRANTIES ARE FOUND TO EXIST UNDER THE LAW OF A PARTICULAR STATE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE EXCLUSION CONTAINED HEREIN, THE DURATION OF ANY SUCH
WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE APPLICABLE LIMITED WARRANTY
STATED HEREIN.
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THE SELLING DEALER IS NOT A CO-WARRANTOR AND IS NOT AUTHORIZED BY HC COMPOSITES,
LLC TO AMEND OR MODIFY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IN ANY MANNER.
5.
Dispute Resolution. Any controversy or claim arising out of or related to this Agreement or to the
relationship created hereby, whether at common law or under statute, shall be settled exclusively by binding
arbitration conducted in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, pursuant to the North Carolina Commercial Arbitration
Act (the "Act").
6.
Predelivery Examination. Purchaser represents to HC Composites, LLC that Purchaser has examined the
boat and all its component parts, accessories and equipment, to Purchaser's full satisfaction prior to accepting delivery
of the boat from HC Composites, LLC, or in the alternative, has been given full opportunity to do so and has
declined. _________(Customer initial)
7.
Single Transferability of Warranty. Coverage remaining under the Warranty Periods may be transferred
by an Authorized HC Composites, LLC, Dealer to a 2nd purchaser for a $395.00 fee. The transfer must occur within
five (5) years of the original date of retail sale. The transfer fee must be paid within thirty (30) days of purchase of
the used boat to transfer the warranty. A copy of the bill of sale from the original owner or Authorized World Cat
Dealer is required and completion of this form. HC Composites, LLC, reserves the right to reject any warranty
transfer request for a boat that has been damaged, neglected or otherwise previously excluded from warranty.
8.
Miscellaneous. HC Composites, LLC reserves the right to make changes in the design and construction of
its products at any time, without notice and without any obligation to incorporate such changes into products of prior
manufacture. This limited warranty applies to new boats manufactured by HC Composites, LLC, except as such
limited warranty may be transferred to a subsequent purchaser as provided herein. The term “new boats” shall
include boats that may have been repaired during the manufacturing process as part of HC Composites, LLC quality
assurance program. This limited warranty contains the entire agreement between HC Composites, LLC and
Purchaser and supersedes all prior agreements, discussions, negotiations, commitments and representations, whether
oral or written, between them regarding HC Composites, LLC warranty. If any provision of this limited warranty, or
the application of it, is determined to be invalid of unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this limited
warranty and the application of it shall not be affected.
All communications and notices from Purchaser regarding this limited warranty should be sent to: HC Composites,
LLC, 1090 West Saint James Street, Tarboro, NC 27886 or fax to 919-882-8035
9.
Acknowledgment of Limited Warranty. By signing below, Purchaser (or each Purchaser, if more than
one) agrees that he or she has read this limited warranty in its entirety and understands its terms and conditions.
Purchaser (or each of them) acknowledges receipt of a copy of this limited warranty at the time of the sale.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
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Original Owner
Second Owner
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Chapter 10: 270TE OPERATION AND SCHEMATICS
10.1 OPERATION OF STANDARD EQUIPMENT
10.1.1
Battery Layout and Management
The 270TE is equipped with three batteries located under the helm seat. They can be reached using the access hatch
located on the aft wall of the leanbar. A cranking battery is installed on each side, and a dedicated house battery is
installed along the centerline of the boat. Wire leads are connected to the battery management panel located on the
forward wall of the leanbar. (See section 6.5 thru 6.5.4 for information regarding the operation of this panel.) The
cranking leads and egine negative leads run aft, through the hull rigging tubes, from the leanbar to a positive stud and
negative stud mounted on the bulkhead in each aft rigging compartment. The engine leads are connected to the
battery system using these studs (see diagram below).
The house battery provides the power for all your DC accessories. The main lead connects to the “HOUSE” switch on
the battery management panel. From there current is routed to the console through the 50 amp “DC Main” breaker
located on the top left corner of the battery management panel. During normal operation this breaker can remain in
the “ON” position, and the “HOUSE” switch can be used to control the flow of current. The main ground for all DC
accessories is tied into the common ground on all batteries (see diagram below).
For a detailed drawing of the battery management panel connections, see the diagram in section 10.4.5 in this
chapter.
10.1.2
Digital Control System
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Your 270TE comes equipped with the digital control system discussed in section 6.9 of this manual. The switch pods
are located on the instrument panel forward of the helm, and the control unit is mounted inside the console along the
rigging wall. The boat’s wiring harnesses are connected to the control unit and accessory fuse blocks via a terminal
strip. The strip is labeled to make it easier to identify the circuits. A wiring diagram is provided in section 10.4.2
through 10.4.5 to allow you to trace circuits when necessary.
10.1.3
Bilge Pumps / Float Switches
Your 270TE is equipped with two 1500 GPH bilge pumps. Each pump is connected to a float switch which
automatically triggers the pump when water comes to rest in the bilge. The float switches are connected to the battery
management panel through the hull harness and receive power from the fuses along the the top of the panel. These
fuses are constantly energized and ensure the safety of your boat even when the battery switches are in the “off”
position. The pumps can be manually engaged using the switch pod located on the console.
The bilge pumps are located behind the aft rigging compartment and can accessed through the inspection plates in the
motorwell, forward of the engines. The wiring for these pumps is secured on the inboard side of the centerline
stringer which is visible from the inspection port. See the hull wiring diagram in section 10.4.2 through 10.4.5 for
details.
Inspect the operation of your bilge pumps and their connections at least annually. To do so, activate the pump by
momentarily lifting the arm on the float switch, then check the operation using the switch pod. When testing, do not
allow the pumps to run dry for more than two to three seconds. Extended dry operation can result in damage to your
pump. Keeping your bilge areas clean can also help extend the life of your pump.
10.1.4
Freshwater System
The freshwater pump and wiring are located in the console rigging space. The freshwater pump is connected to the 20
gallon freshwater tank also located in the console. The tank is filled through a fitting located on the port vertical wall
of the console. Similar to residential well pumps, the freshwater pump pressurizes the system to 45 psi. then shuts
down until the pressure drops below that level. Most owners leave the pump “on” throughout the day, and use the
system when necessary. On the 270TE, the freshwater pump feeds the Hosecoil™, through the y-valve located on the
starboard side of the leanbar. To view the layout of the freshwater system see the drawing in section 10.4.6.
10.1.5
Seacocks
Ball valves (seacocks) are installed on the water intake for both the livewell and raw water system. The seacock must
be in the open position for these systems to work. When open, the handle will be parallel to the valve. In the closed
position the handle is perpendicular to the valve (see picture below). World Cat recommends that the seacocks remain
in the closed position when not in use, or when the boat is left unattended to prevent the vessel from taking on water
due to a plumbing failure.
OPEN
10.1.6
CLOSED
Livewell System
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The 270TE has two 31 gallon livewells standard. Each is equipped with a dual purpose 1100 GPH livewell pump.
The pumps are located in the aft bilge compartment and can be reached through the inspection port in either
motorwell. The wiring is secured to the pump using a tie-strap, and must be disconnected prior to removing the pump.
The livewell pumps draw water through the strainers mounted on the inboard side of the port and starboard sponson.
A seacock is installed between the pickup and the pump to allow you to seal the system between use, or in the event
of a plumbing failure.
To operate either livewell, first verify that the respective seacock is open and install the livewell standpipe. When you
have completed these steps, engage the livewell pump using the console switch pod. The livewell light is also
controlled by the switch. Water will fill the tank until it is level with the standpipe which evacuate water through the
hullside. To clear bait residue from the tank during operation, unscrew the standpipe halfway. Two holes cut into the
threads of the pipe will allow waste to be removed overboard without draining the tank. When you have finished
using the livewell, remove the standpipe to allow the water to drain overboard. Drain plugs are provided with your
boat, so that you can convert one or both livewells into a cooler when not in use.
NOTICE
While underway, leaving your livewell seacock open could result in inadvertently filling your livewell.
To prevent this, close the seacock when the pump is not in operation.
NOTICE
Operating the engines in reverse can cause excessive ventilation near the livewell intake, causing the
pump to airlock. To prevent this, turn the pumps “OFF” prior to any continuous or high speed reverse
operation. If your pump does becomes air locked, turn the pump “OFF” for 15 to 30 seconds to correct
the problem.
10.1.7
Raw Water System
The raw water pump is located in the aft rigging compartment on the port side, and can be accessed through the hatch
located on the vertical wall beneath the livewell. The pump and wiring are mounted on the rigging wall at the back of
the compartment. The raw water pump is connected to the dual purpose livewell pump which brings in water through
a strainer located on the inboard side of the port sponson. The livewell/raw water seacock must be open for the
system to work, however, the livewell pump does not have to be “ON”. Similar to the freshwater pump, the raw water
system in controlled by a pressure switch set at 45 psi. The pump will cycle on and off as needed to maintain this
pressure. Most owners leave the pump “on” throughout the day, and use the system when necessary. On the 270TE,
the raw water pump feeds the Hosecoil™ on the starboard side of the leanbar through a y-valve. To view the layout
of the raw water system see the drawing in section 10.4.7.
10.1.8
Hosecoil
The freshwater and raw water systems can both be operated using the Hosecoil™ washdown located on the leanbar.
Use the y-valve mounted beneath the Hosecoil™ to select freshwater or raw water discharge. To operate the
Hosecoil™, remove the cover plate and extend the hose as far as necessary. Open the nozzle by twisting it, adjust to
the desired spray pattern and operate similar to any residential water hose. When you are finished, close the nozzle
and return the hose to the cylinder.
10.1.9
Anchor Windlass (Freefall)
World Cat provides an optional anchor windlass manufactured by Simpson Lawrence™. If you choose this option,
you will receive the windlass, an anchor, anchor rope, and chain which is matched to your vessel’s size. The rocker
switch to control the windlass is mounted at the helm, and foot switches are installed at the windlass. The
manufacturer’s instruction manual is provided, in the “Owner’s Portfolio”, detailing their use.
The circuit breaker for the anchor windlass is mounted in the center of the battery management panel. The panel is
connected to the “Stbd Start” battery switch. If you choose not to have the factory install your windlass, World Cat
provides wires in the deck harness to allow for aftermarket installs. Regardless of type, a directional control solenoid
and rocker style switch will be needed to add the aftermarket windlass. Please refer to the windlass’s user manual for
proper installation.
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NOTICE
Windlasses used incorrectly could cause harm to equipment or crew.
Windlasses should be used with care and treated with respect.
Lewmar windlasses are designed and supplied for anchor control in marine applications and are not to be
used in conjunction with any other use.
It is the unaboidable responsibility of the owner or master or other responsible part to assess the risk of
any operation on the vessel.
10.1.10 Windlass Deck Switch Maintenance
Refer to section 7.11 for details on maintenance provided by Lewmar
10.1.11 Macerator Pump
Your 270TE comes equipped with two macerator pumps which are mounted in the forward rigging compartment. The
pumps evacuate water and residue from the in-floor fishboxes and the fishbox forward of the console (known as the
“coffin box”). The coffin box and starboard fishbox are tied together using a tee, which is located in the forward
rigging compartment and can be reached through the access hatches on either side of the console. The port fishbox is
drained using the macerator pump on its respective side.
To access the pumps, remove the access hatch using the fasteners along its perimeter. The circuit breaker and wiring
for each pump is integrated into the control unit on the console rigging wall. To operate, use the switches located at
the helm. The pump(s) will draw water from the boxes, macerate any solid waste, and evacuate the remains through
the hullside.
! CAUTION
Foreign objects such as wood or metal should be cleared from the fishboxes prior to macerating the
waste. Failure to do so could result in damage to the plumbing or pump.
Macerator pumps are self priming, but are susceptible to damage during extended dry runs. For this reason, the
pumps are equipped with a thermal switch. The switch will cycle the pump “OFF” to prevent damage from excessive
heat caused by dry operation. If you have a pump cut “OFF” during operation, allow the unit at least 15 minutes to
cool before attempting to use it again. While you wait, verify the contents of the affected box or boxes to be certain
you have not emptied them. Pay particular attention to the starboard fish box and coffin box. If one is empty you may
be drawing air into the system which could lead to overheating at the pump. To combat this, plug the empty box and
continue pumping.
10.1.12 Portable Head Instructions
The 270TE has a portable head located in the console. Below are basic guidelines for the operation of the head, use
them in conjunction with the Thetford™ manual provided in your “Owner’s Portfolio”.
PREPARATION
1. On the rear of the toilet, slide the locking lever to the unlocked position and separate the unit.
2. Open the holding tank valve, located on the bottom half of the head, and fill the reservoir with the
deodorant provided.
3. Complete the preparation by adding enough water to cover the bottom of the tank.
4. Reassemble the unit and fill the freshwater reservoir by removing the cap on the rear right hand corner of
the unit. Replace the cap when finished.
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BEFORE USE
1. With the seat cover closed, open and close the holding tank valve located on the front of the head. This will
eliminate any pressure that has built up between uses.
2. Compress the bellows pump located on the rear left hand corner of the unit a few times to add water to the
bowl.
AFTER USE
1. Flush the toilet by pulling the holding tank valve out, and compressing the bellows pump to rinse the bowl.
2. Push the valve back in completely to ensure an odor tight seal.
EMPTYING
1. Verify the holding tank valve is closed, then separate the units using the locking lever on the rear of the
head.
2. Remove the waste tank from the hold down brackets and carry to any permanent toilet facility.
3. Rotate the discharge spout as needed, remove the cap, and depress the air relief valve to empty.
4. Rinse the tank and refill as directed in the preparation steps above.
WINTERIZATION
1. For cold weather use or storage, fill the freshwater reservoir with any non-toxic anti-freeze.
2. Add a chemical deodorant to the holding tank.
Flush the unit a few times, with the anti-freeze in place, to winterize the bellows pump.
10.2 MAXIMUM HORSEPOWER RATING: TWIN 225 4-STROKE HP (450 HP TOTAL)
10.3 OPERATION OF OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
10.3.1
Stereo
If chosen, your 270TE can be equipped with an optional Clarion™ stereo unit. The unit is mounted on the console
electronics panel. Two speakers are mounted in the bow forward of the console, and the remaining two are installed
in the aft cockpit. You can control the unit using the faceplate or remote located on the dash. Power is supplied to the
stereo through an accessory fuse block; therefore, the “house” battery switch must be in the “on” position to use the
unit.
10.3.2
Outriggers
Outriggers enhance the fishability of your catamaran and can be a great asset when hunting a trophy catch. World Cat
offers Taco™ outriggers as an option. The units are mounted on the fiberglass hardtop and operated using the handles
above and outboard of the walkthrough. Use the information provided in section 7.6 to maintain the aluminum on the
outriggers and grease the telescoping joints frequently to prevent damage from salt spray.
10.3.3
Battery Charger
Combined with the battery management system, this system helps ensure that your vessel will be ready to fish
whenever you are. The charger is located on the bulkhead aft of the batteries, to access open the hatch located in the
rear battery compartment.
10.3.4
Power Assist Steering
The power assist unit provides automobile like steering on your catamaran. The unit is installed in the console
between the helm and steering rams. The power for the unit is connected to both port & starboard key switches.
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10.3.5
Wiper w/ Rinse
The windshield wiper switch allows you to operate the wiper and rinse on your windshield the switch has an
intermertimt setting and also a setting for slow speed and fast speed. To activate the wiper rotate the knob clockwise.
There are three settings.
1. Intermertimt
2. Slow
3. Fast
To activate the rise push the wiper switch knob in at anytime the wiper is motion.
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10.4 SYSTEM DIAGRAMS
10.4.1
Access Plate and Rigging Tube Diagram
2" x 71"
hullside rigging
tube
4"
3" x 110"
console
rigging
tubes 2 per
side
8"
2" x 71"
hullside rigging
tube
4" vertical wall
behind bolster
8"
8"
4" vertical wall
behind bolster
8"
8"
Pl an
Pl an
8"
Pl an
Pl an
3" x 36"
crossover tube
4" x 12"
aft rigging wall
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Hull Wiring Diagram
MACERATOR PUMP
14 GA. ORG.
CONNECTS TO
ACCESSORY FUSE
BLOCK
6 GA. RED
HOUSE (+)
CONNECTS TO
WINDLASS
SWITCH
IF INSTALLED
6 GA. RED
WINDLASS BREAKER
10.4.2
CONNECTS TO
TERMINAL STRIP
MACERATOR PUMP
14 GA. ORG.
14 GA. BRN/RED
AFT PORT FLOAT
6 GA. RED
HOUSE (+)
6 GA. RED
WINDLASS (+)
14 GA. BRN/RED
AFT STBD. FLOAT
14 GA. PINK
(FUEL SENDER TO
GAUGE)
14 GA. PINK
(FUEL SENDER TO
GAUGE)
14 GA. BLK
(BATTERY GRND)
14 GA. BLK
(BATTERY GRND)
14 GA. GRN
(EARTH GROUND)
14 GA. GRN
(EARTH GROUND)
TO
FUEL FILL ON
DECK
TO
FUEL FILL ON
DECK
14 GA. BRN/BLK (RAW
WATER PUMP)
RIGGING TUBE
14 GA. BRN (FLOAT TO
PUMP)
14 GA. BRN (FLOAT TO
PUMP)
14 GA. BRN/RED (FLOAT
HOUSE BATT)
14 GA. BRN/RED (FLOAT TO
HOUSE BATT)
14 GA. BRN (BILGE PUMP)
14 GA. BRN/GRN
(LIVEWELL PUMP)
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10.4.3
Forward Deck Wiring Diagram
BOW LIGHT
10 GA. RED
14 GA. GRY
BOW LIGHT
ANCHOR WINDLASS
(OPTIONAL)
TERMINAL
BLOCK
14 GA. GRY
6 GA. RED
connects to
terminal block
10 GA. RED
14 GA. BLU
10 GA. RED
12V ACCY. OUTLET
12V ACCY. OUTLET
COCKPIT LIGHT
COCKPIT LIGHT
COCKPIT LIGHT
RIGGING TUBE
(UNDER DECK)
14 GA. BLU
COCKPIT LIGHT
TO TERMINAL
STRIP
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RIGGING TUBE
(UNDER DECK)
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10.4.4
Aft Deck Wiring Diagram
RIGGING TUBE
(UNDER DECK)
RIGGING TUBE
(UNDER DECK)
TO TERMINAL STRIP
12V ACCY OUTLET
10 GA
10 GA. RED
14 G
STERN POLE LIGHT
12V ACCY OUTLET
(NOT USED
IF H-TOP
INSTALLED)
LIVEWELL LIGHT
14 GA. BRN/YEL
COCKPIT LIGHT
14 GA. BLUE
LIVEW
14 GA
14 G
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24 HOUR CIRCUITS
DC MAIN 50A
to float switches
and/or memory
circuits
sense
sense
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B
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start
battery
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stbd.
start
battery
stbd. engine cranking lead
A
house negative
Battery Management System Diagram
house positive
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10.4.6
Freshwater System Diagram
fill/vent
20 GAL.
WATER TANK
(console)
freshwater
pump
(console)
freshwater
hosecoil
(leanbar port)
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10.4.7
Livewell / Raw Water System
raw water
hosecoil
(leanbar port)
Y-VALVE
the livewell rigging is the s
on the port and starboard
with the addition of the raw
water pump on the port si
only. the extra outlet on th
starboard pump is plugge
prevent leaks.
raw water pump
(aft rigging - stbd)
dual purpose
livewell pump
(aft bilge area)
seacock
dual purpose
livewell pump
(aft bilge area)
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LIVEWELL DRAIN
LIVEWELL OVERFLOW
FUEL VENTS
MACERATOR PUMPS
FLOOR DRAIN
FLOOR DRAIN
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