Cobia Boats 217 CC Specifications

May 30, 2012
COBIA 217 CC
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WELCOME
Dear New Cobia Owner,
On behalf of Cobia Boats, I would like to congratulate
you on your purchase. We at Cobia strive to build the
best products possible and wish you years of trouble
free enjoyment. There are many things to know about
the operation, care and maintenance of our products
and the systems we install in them. Please review all
the applicable information for your new boat. The more
you know, the more you will enjoy your new Cobia.
Again, a heartfelt Thank You from myself and the whole
Cobia Family.
Scott Deal, President and CEO
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T A B L E O F C O NT E NT S
Yamaha Engine Break-In Periods...........................................3 Optional Bow Cushion Set.................................................17
Engine Stop Switch.................................................................3 Dual Battery System..........................................................15
Fuel / Water Separators..........................................................4 Optional Salt Water Washdown.........................................20
Garboard Drain Plug...............................................................4 Optional Fresh Water Shower............................................18
Instrument Panel with Yamaha Multi-Function
Optional Trim Tabs.............................................................19
Gauges....................................................................................5
Optional Command Link Gauges.......................................18
Switch Panels..........................................................................5
Warranty.............................................................................24
Switch Panels & Helm.............................................................5
216 Boat Layout......................................................................6
Cobia Duffel Bag.....................................................................6
Bilge System...........................................................................7
Ball Valves, Thru Hull Fittings, & Scuppers.............................8
Stainless Boarding Ladder....................................................10
Cockpit Courtesy Lights..........................................................9
Props.....................................................................................10
Head & Waste System..........................................................19
Fuel System..........................................................................11
Self Bailing Cockpit...............................................................12
Livewell System....................................................................12
217 SPECIFICATIONS
L.O.A.....................................................................21’ 7”
BEAM......................................................................8’ 6”
DRAFT......................................................................14”
WEIGHT W/O ENGINE......................................2950
LBS.
FUEL CAPACITY...........................................100 GAL.
DEADRISE @ TRANSOM.......................................20
DEG MAXIMUM
H.P.............................................................................200
TRANSOM HEIGHT……………………………..25”
MAXIMUM CAPACITIES…………………..…........8
PERSONS OR 1600 LBS
Rod Lockers..........................................................................13
Forward Storage...................................................................14
Anchor Locker / Rode Storage..............................................14
217 Aluminum Plate Location................................................14
Specifications..........................................................................2
Wiring Color Codes...............................................................16
Optional Cockpit Bolsters......................................................18
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ENG INE B RE A K - IN P E RI OD
Engine Break-In Period
New engines require a period of break-in to allow the
surfaces of the moving parts to mate evenly. Different
engines require different break-in periods and methods.
For instructions on break in methods, refer to your
Yamaha Engine Owner’s Manual for the correct break-in
procedures and times for your model engines
Engine Stop Switch
If activated, the spring loaded engine stop switch will
automatically shut down the engine during emergency
situations to prevent uncontrolled or unattended
operation. Certain emergency conditions (e.g., turbulent
water, wakes, accidental shove) may impair a person’s
ability to operate the craft safely. The switch, located on
the helm, must have the safety lanyard attached at its
base. This activates the protective shutdown circuitry.
Securely attach the other end of the lanyard to the
operator of the boat. If the operator moves, falls or is at
an unsafe distance from the steering wheel, tension on
the lanyard will pull it from the switch. When the lanyard is
removed, the engine stop switch is released and
automatic engine shutdown occurs.
Engine stop switch (above)
Engine Stop Switch
An engine stop switch system that is not used or does not function properly can cause death or serious injury.
DO NOT operate the boat if the engine stop switch system does not function properly. Go to a Cobia Dealer to
have this resolved immediately
The lanyard should be securely attached to the boat operator at all times that the
engine is on.
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F U E L -W A T E R SE P A R A T O R & D R A I N P L U G
Fuel-Water Separator
A Yamaha Fuel - Water Separator is installed
between the fuel tank and engine on your 217
model. The new, improved 10-micron filter
provides superior filtration ahead of the engine's
on- board filters and injectors. Large filtering
and water capture areas maximize filtration
while maintaining adequate flow rate for larger
engines. The fuel separator can be checked by
removing it from the mounting bracket and
dumping it into an approved waste collection
device. If there appears to be an excessive
amount of water, the filter component should be
replaced. See your authorized Cobia Dealer for
replacement parts.
Maintenance Note
Yamaha recommends replacing the 10- micron fuel filter on new boats after the first 10 hours or 1 month of
operation and every 50 hours or every 6 months thereafter. In areas of hight humidity where water in fuel supplies is a
problem or extensive engine operation occurs, more frequent replacement may be necessary.
Garboard Drain Plug
The garboard drain plug is the small metal plug located at
the lowest point on the hull, at the bottom of the transom
right above the keel. The drain has been designed to so
that it can be loosened by hand while the hull is out of the
water for draining. This allows the plug to stay in contact
with the surrounding frame so you’ll never misplace or
lose it. You can completely remove the insert by pulling
back and continue turning in a counter clockwise motion.
It is manufactured with a rubber seal in place to ensure
you bilge is watertight. Always make sure before putting
the boat in the water that this plug is hand tightened
firmly. Excess water in the bilge may be an indication of a
problem with this plug or the automatic bilge pump. Refer
to page 7 of this Owner’s Manual for information on your
boats bilge system.
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SW I T CH AND I NST R UM ENT PANEL
Switch Panel & Helm
At the helm of the 217 CC, you have a main switch
panel, which is located to the left of the steering
wheel. This panel controls your lights, horn,
accessories, livewell, and your bilge. When a
switch is in the “on” position, its tip is illuminated.
This alerts you that the associated accessory
should be functioning and also reminds you to turn
it off during boat shutdown. When the “NAV” light
switch is in the “on” position, the labels for the
switches will be illuminated. To the right of the
steering wheel you may have your two trim tab
switches, which are optional on the 217. (Refer to
page 23 for trim tab operation.) The 217 also
comes standard with a compass mounted on top
of the console.
Switch Panel
Compass
Instrument Panel
The instrument panel on your 217 CC is composed of two Yamaha Multifunction Digital Gauges. The standard
digital gauges include a tachometer. The tachometer has several built in features including an oil level monitor,
an engine temperature monitor and engine trim indicator. Yamaha speedometer includes a digital readout of the
speed, an hour meter, trip meter, and clock.
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BOAT LAYOUT
217 Boat Layout
Cobia Duffel Bag
Along with your boat, you received a Black Duffel Bag with your new Cobia 217
CC. Inside the Duffel Bag are the following items:
• Large Livewell Standpipe
• Short Livewell Standpipe
• 1.5” Livewell Pacifier Plug
• 2 ignition Keys and Emergency Kill Cord /Engine Stop Lanyard
• Yamaha Engine Owner’s Manuals
• Engine Start Cord
• Various Appliance and Accessories Manuals
Cobia 217 Duffel Bag
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B I L GE
Bilge
The bilge of the Cobia 217 should always be checked
before and after a launch. While checking the bilge, note
that a small amount of water in the bilge is normal.
However, a large amount of water or any signs of fuel or
oil requires immediate attention. If such a situation
exists, the boat should be taken to a certified marine
technician immediately. Never pump fuel or oil
overboard while your boat is in the water.
Large quantities of water in the bilge may be an
indication of a leak or that the bilge pump and/or
automatic float switch is not functioning properly due to a
jam, clog or electrical issue. The automatic float switch is
wired to the hot side of the battery switch through the
“BILGE” fuse at the battery switch panel. When
functioning properly, the float switch activates the bilge
pump to pump water overboard once water in the bilge
reaches a level that submerges the switch.
If your bilge pump does not come on when the float
switch is submerged, attempt to manually turn on the
bilge pump on your switch panel. If the bilge pump
comes on and evacuates the water, it is clear that the
float switch is not functioning properly. If the bilge pump
does not come on via the switch panel, check the
breaker panel inside the console to see if a breaker has
been tripped. If the breaker has been tripped, reset it,
and turn the switch on again, listening for the bilge pump
to turn on.
Bilge Pump
Automatic Float Switch
If the bilge pump fails to turn on, turn the battery switch to the OFF position, then unhook the bilge pump from its cradle
by pressing down on the blue tabs on the cradle and gently turning the top of the pump. You will feel the pump release
from the cradle. The entire bilge pump and wiring should release from the cradle. After removing the pump, check the
underside and impeller areas for miscellaneous items that might clog the pump. If any obstructions are present remove
the debris and set the pump back into the cradle. Once set back in the cradle, press the blue tab down and rotate the
pump until you feel it snap back in place. Once this is completed you can try to turn the pump on again.
If the bilge pump still does not turn on, it likely needs to be replaced. It is not recommended to use your boat if the bilge
pump and/or float switch are not functioning properly.
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SYST EM S
Ball Valves
Ball valves can be used to serve several purposes. They
allow seawater to enter the boat, in the case of livewells,
and they also act as a safeguard to stop water from
entering. To tell which position a ball valve is in, open or
closed, look at the valve and determine the direction of
flow. When the ball valve handle is in the same position
as the direction of flow, the valve is in the “OPEN”
position. When the ball valve handle appears to cross the
direction of flow, the valve is in the “CLOSED” position.
217 Deckdrain System
The deckdrain system is equipped with 1 1/2” thru hull
fittings through the aft port and starboard hull sides.
These fittings have to be installed lower than the drains in
the cockpit floor so that gravity will allow the cockpit to
drain free of water. This puts these fittings very close to
the water line of the hull. These drains are rigged with ball
valves that can be opened and closed to control the flow
of water. In the open position, these ball valves will allow
water to flow freely from the cockpit, thus making the boat
“self-bailing”. When closed, no water will be allowed to
travel to or from the cockpit.
Water Flow
217 Livewell Pump Assembly
The livewell pump assembly is composed of a scoop
strainer mounted to the bottom of the hull, a thru hull
fitting, ball valve assembly, and the pump. As you can
see, the ball valve assembly is in the “OPEN” position.
This is the correct position for the operation of the livewell
system.
THE LIVEWELL PUMP
ASSEMBLY IN THE “OPEN
POSITION
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COCKPIT COURTESY LIGHTS
Cockpit Courtesy Lights
The cockpit comes equipped with five L.E.D. courtesy
lights installed at the factory. On the switch panel located
to the left of the steering helm, the second switch to the
right operates the cockpit courtesy lights. The courtesy
lights are mounted on the port and starboard sides of the
console, as well as at the front of the cockpit. These lights
illuminate the entire cockpit.
Diagram of the LED Cockpit Courtesy Lights
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L A D D E R A N D PR O PS
Stainless Boarding Ladder
The 217 model comes standard with a telescoping stainless
steel boarding ladder integrated into the port aft platform area.
This provides a stepping area while the ladder is in the up
position as shown below.
No passenger should attempt to enter or exit the boat by the ladder or by any other means
while the engine is on.
Props
Prop selection on your Cobia is determined by your local
Cobia Dealer, but all props are based on
recommendations from Cobia Boat Company and
Yamaha Marine in order to give your boat maximum
overall performance. The needs of your prop will
determine the prop design and size that best fits your
performance requirements.
Always inspect the engine and prop prior to launching
your boat with the engine off. Key prop issues include
tangled fishing line or other types of debris, cracked
blades or fluid leaking out of the seal. Look for fishing line
tangled around the prop or lower unit seal. Consult your
Yamaha’s Owner’s Manual to address these issues.
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F U E L SY ST E M
FUEL SYSTEM
The Cobia 217 CC comes equipped with a 100gallon fuel cell stationed below the leaning post
between the stringer system. The fuel fill
receptacle is on the port gunnel. Every fuel tank is
pressure tested at the factory before and after
installation. Should you experience any fuel related
problems or suspect problems with the fuel
system, immediately take your boat to a Cobia
Dealer.
CAUTION—Do not smoke while filling the tank. Be sure to turn off the engines and all electrical
equipment when fueling the boat to prevent accidental discharges of static electricity. Use only the
recommended gasoline (see Yamaha’s Owner’s Manual). Do not use fuels with alcohol or alcohol
related derivatives that can cause marine fuel system hoses to deteriorate.
FUEL SYSTEM DIAGRAM
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SEL F -B AI L I NG COCKPI T & L I VEW EL L SYST EM
Self Bailing Cockpit
The cockpit on the Cobia 217 is designed to be selfbailing, meaning that all the water that comes into the
cockpit will be directly drained overboard. This keeps the
boat from acquiring standing water and allows the boat to
drain at all times, including while the boat is docked.
Water drains out of the cockpit through two aft cockpit
drains located at the far aft cockpit floor on both the port
and starboard sides. Each side drains overboard through
the side of the hull independently. None of this water is
drained into the bilge. Refer to page 8 for operation of the
ball valve associated with this system.
The bilge is designed to drain any water entering the
inside of the hull. All hoses are sealed and double
clamped during construction. Continuous or periodic
running of the automatic bilge pump may be an indication
of a hose leak or break in a seal, and should be
investigated by a Cobia Dealer immediately. Refer to
page 9 for further information regarding bilge pump
operation and maintenance.
Livewell System
The livewell system on the 217 is designed to keep your baitfish alive and strong for as long as possible. This livewell
provides a cool, clean, and oxygenated environment that
allows you to keep your baitfish alive for long periods of time.
To efficiently operate your livewell, the following steps should
1. Open livewell hatch.
2. Install stand-up pipe snugly.
3. Ensure livewell pump ball valve is in open
4.
position.
Turn on livewell switch.
The livewell operates by pumping fresh seawater from the
pump through an aerator head into the livewell. Drainage is
achieved through the grate on the top of the standpipe, which,
when unobstructed, will limit the water level to the standpipe’s
highest point. A shorter standpipe can be used to keep less
water in the well. This constant drainage keeps up water flow and allows for the removal of ammonia from the livewell,
therefore extending the life of your baitfish. To drain the livewell, switch off the pump, close pump ball valve, and remove
standpipe.
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R O D L O C KE R S & F I SH L O C KE R S
Rod Lockers
The 217 center console model comes standard with under gunnel rod racks on both the port and starboard sides. These
give you space to safely store an additional 6 rods for your fishing needs. These lockers can also double as storage for
various other items (as seen below).
Starboard Gunnel Storage Rack
Port and Starboard Fish Lockers
The 217 CC has port and starboard storage compartments in the bow. The starboard locker doubles as a fish locker
and is insulated to keep its contents cold (as seen below). These boxes drain overboard through independent thru
hulls on each side of the hull just below the boxes.
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ANCHOR LOCKER/ PHENOLIC PLATES
Anchor Locker/Rode Storage
The anchor locker is located at the bow of the boat and is accessible through the anchor locker door or hatch (photo
below). There is an eye mounted to the bow eye to secure your anchor rode or chain to. After setting your anchor, the
excess rode can remain stored in the locker. The notch supplied in the door allows you to securely close the locker by
aligning your rode through the notch.
Rode Storage
Phenolic Plate Location
Your Cobia 217 comes standard with phenolic plates laminated into the cockpit floor. These plates secure the leaning
post and optional T-top and are designed for exceptional screw retention capabilities and provide the support required
to secure such weight bearing items.
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B A T T E R Y SW I T C H
Battery Switch
Whether equipped with single or dual battery setup, the batteries are located behind the battery access door along the
starboard aft cockpit wall. The switch panel is located at the aft starboard cockpit. On a single battery system, your battery is
wired to the number 1 side of the switch. On the optional dual battery setup, one battery is wired to the number one position
while the second battery is wired to the number 2 side of the switch. The operator can choose which battery to utilize by the
selection on the switch. The only time the switch should be in the “1 & 2” position is if one battery will not start the engine.
Then, switch to “1 & 2” and have two batteries start the engine.
Battery Switch, Shown in the “Off” Position
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OPTIONAL FEATURES
Optional Features
Many options for the 217 center console model have already been mentioned earlier in the Owner’s Manual. The
following pages will refer to the remaining options
Optional Bow Cushion Set
On the 217, a four-piece bow cushion set is an available option. These cushion bottoms are removable and are held
in place by several sets of stainless steel snaps. To remove the cushions, simply pull the snap strap away from the
embedded snap and remove and store the cushion
Port Bow Cushion
Bow Cushion Option
Starboard Bow Cushion
OPTIONAL FEATURES
Optional Stereo System With CD
A AM-FM Stereo CD with four speakers is offered as an option on the 217 CC. The 217 stereo unit is mounted inside the
console on the aft bulkhead. This option comes with a stereo remote mounted on the face of the console, right of the helm,
and above the cup holder.
Stereo Unit
Stereo Remote
Command Link Gauges
Command Link gauges are an option for the 217 center console and are an upgrade from the standard digital gauges.
Command Link gauges allow access to more information. Displays are user-selectable so you can choose the functions
displayed on each gauge and what order. Speed data can be displayed from a pitot tube, Triducer, or NMEA protocol GPS unit
Optional Fresh Water Shower
The fresh water tank on your 217 CC can be filled at the cap labeled “WATER”, on the back port corner near the transom. The
shower nozzle is on the port aft bulkhead. To pressurize the system, flip the switch labeled “FRESHWATER” on the switch
panel at the helm. You can leave this switch in the ON position while the boat is in use. The pump has an internal pressure
switch that allows the pump to turn on and off as needed.
In the colder months of the year, it’s advisable to drain the fresh water system and winterize by adding a non-toxic antifreeze to
the system. Run the antifreeze through the system by opening up the spray in the shower nozzle until antifreeze is delivered
through the showerhead.
OPTIONAL FEATURES
Optional Trim Tabs
Trim Tabs are optional on your 217 Center Console. External electric trim tabs can enhance the performance of your
boat. The tabs on the 217 are electric and therefore do not require a trim tab pump. By not having a pump there is no
possibility of fluid leaks from a pump.
Trim tabs allow for maximum boat performance, and are great for balancing weight in the boat. They also allow the
boat operator to lift or lower the hull to accommodate for different running situations.
For the operation of trim tabs note that the port trim tab switch will affect the port side of the boat, and the starboard
switch will affect the starboard side. For instance, lowering the port trim tab creates stern lift on the port side, thus
lowering the starboard bow. Raising the starboard trim tab lowers the stern on the starboard side, thus raising the port
bow. Use the tabs to adjust the attitude of the boat so that it sits evenly, and to raise or lower the bow to control
running performance.
Pushing on the top of the switch (down), will lower the trim tab and force the bow down, which is important when
running in heavy seas or a stiff chop. In most cases, both tabs should be lowered for an even bow ride.
Pushing the bottom of the switch (up), will raise the tabs lifting the bow out of the water, for better running
performance. To achieve the best running performance of your Cobia 217, use the engine trim in conjunction with your
trim tabs to find the appropriate amount of lift for a safe and comfortable ride.
In the event of rough water or high winds, it’s possible to use the trim tabs to lift the windward side of the boat to avoid
spray blowing back onto the passengers. Do this in conjunction with lowering the bow on the downward side.
Trim Tab
OPTIONAL FEATURES
Optional Salt Water Washdown
Salt-water washdown is an option on the 217 center console model. The pump is located in the bilge forward of the livewell
pump and is accessible through the splashwell hatch or the aft port hatch. To operate, hook a hose to the raw water
receptacle in the aft section of the rod locker. Flip the switch labeled “Saltwater”. The pump will pressurize the system with
raw water. Once the sys- tem is pressurized, the pump will shut itself off with an internal pressure switch and will switch itself
back on as you demand water. Be careful to only spray gel-coated fiberglass surfaces with saltwater and avoid all other
areas. Always rinse your boat with freshwater as soon as you return to the dock or home if the boat is being trailered.
Raw Water Receptacle
Waste System
A portable head unit is an option in the 217. The instruction manual can be found in the Cobia duffel bag and basic
operating instructions are listed here.
The optional head pump out fitting is located on the starboard side of the console. With this option, waste can be
removed at an approved dumping station without removing the tank from the head.
Porta Potty
Waste Removal Fitting, Top
Warranty
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guidelines set forth by Cobia
connections will help prevent
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construction. All Cobias are
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Cleaning: Each Cobia Boat is
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10-year limited warranty.
Cobia Boats advises owners
material and components
available. However, no
that an authorized Cobia
dealer perform maintenance
material is immune to the
ravages of the saltwater
and repairs on your boat. Self environment. After each use,
repairs and repairs done by a your boat should be rinsed
non- authorized Cobia dealer
may void the warranty on the
thoroughly with fresh water. A
mild detergent may also be
boat. The following
information is general in
used to remove any dirt, silt
or stains. A light coat of
nature and should not be
lubricants on metal railing,
considered a repair manual or screws, and electrical