2000
OWNER’S MANUAL
OWNER’S MANUAL
2000
REGAL# 783072
11-2012
4 SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION
Your Regal Owner’s Manual
General Information
Regal Warranty
INT-9 Auto Fire Extinguisher
INT-9 Bilge/Drainage
INT-19 Electrical
1 SAFETY ON BOARD
Safety Labels
General Boating Safety
Required Safety Equipment
Fire Extinguishers
Visual Distress Signals
Sound Protecting Devices
Navigation Lights
Marine Sanitation Devices
Exhaust & Carbon Monoxide
Boating Under The Influence
Boating Accidents
Water Sports
Weather & Water Conditions
5 VESSEL OPERATION
1-1
1-3
1-7
1-10
1-12
1-15
1-15
1-17
1-21
1-25
1-27
1-29
1-34
2 RULES OF THE ROAD
Navigation Rules Defined
Navigation Rules
Night Running
Bridge Clearance
2-1
2-2
2-9
2-10
3 ENGINES & CONTROLS
Engines
Propulsion
Propellers
Instrumentation
Helm Controls
4-1
4-2
4-4
3-1
3-18
3-22
3-23
3-28
Getting Underway
5-1
Fueling
5-3
Starting & Stopping
5-6
Steering
5-8
Fenders
5-10
Dock Line Basics
5-11
Steps To Stern Drive Docking 5-14
Stern Drive Maneuvering
5-16
Trim Angle
5-19
Anchoring
5-24
Emergencies
5-28
First Aid
5-29
Hypothermia
5-30
Environmental Awareness
5-31
Table Of Contents
6 EQUIPMENT OPERATION 7 COSMETIC CARE &
Automatic Fire Ext. System
Battery Switch
Bilge Pump
Blower
Canvas
Cockpit Lights
Depth Finder
Drain Plug
Regal Vue Display
Stereo
Seats/Hatch/Storage
Swim Platform
Windshield
6-2
6-4
6-5
6-6
6-7
6-15
6-16
6-20
6-21
6-25
6-34
6-39
6-40
MAINTENANCE
Cosmetic Care
Maintenance
7-1
7-11
8 TROUBLESHOOTING
Diagnostic Charts
8-1
9 STORAGE/WINTERIZATION
Decommissioning Checklist
Recommissioning Checklist
9-2
9-5
10 TRAILERING
Before Towing
Driving
Launching
Loading Boat
10-1
10-6
10-7
10-9
11 GLOSSARY & INDEX
Glossary
Index
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12 TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Welcome To Regal
Dear Regal Owner,
I know I speak for everyone at Regal when I welcome you to the ever-growing family of Regal boat
owners. You’ve chosen a craft that is recognized
worldwide for its standard of excellence. Each step
in construction has been carefully scrutinized to
assure comfort, performance, reliability and safety
for both your passengers and yourself.
Your boat is certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. It also complies with the
applicable standards set by the United States Coast
Guard and the American Boat and Yacht Council.
Your Regal boat was built with the same attention
to detail and quality of construction that we would
expect in a boat we would purchase ourselves.
Whether you’re a veteran boater or a newcomer, we
strongly urge you to read this boat owner’s manual
thoroughly. Familiarize yourself with the various
components of your boat, and heed the safety precautions noted herein.
If you have questions that are not covered in this
manual, please consult your authorized Regal
dealer for assistance or phone the Regal factory at
407-851-4360.
Thank you, and welcome to the “World of Regal !”
Duane Kuck
President & CEO
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Mission Statement
With God’s help
and a steadfast commitment to integrity,
we will develop a team
of exceptional people and relationships
to provide
exceptional customer satisfaction.
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Introduction
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Introduction
Boating is becoming more popular every year. There are numerous
types of recreational vessels on our waterways today involved in an every
growing number of activities. Therefore, as a new boat owner it is of the
highest priority to learn about general boating practices before operating
your craft.
Your Regal dealer will answer many questions and provide valuable
“hands on” information during the completion of the new boat delivery
process. In addition, your dealer has received special factory training on
the product line and his services should be employed to solve technical
problems and periodic maintenance beyond the scope of this manual.
Also, your Regal dealer carries a line of factory approved parts and
accessories.
Your Regal dealer can provide information regarding national training
organizations such as the U.S. Power Squadron and United States Coast
Guard Auxiliary. Along with other organizations and literature, they can
help build your “boating savvy” by developing the necessary skills and
awareness to be a safe and component skipper. Your local library can also
help in providing recommended boating literature such as Chapman
Piloting (Seamanship & Boat Handling by Elbert S. Maloney).
Remember, the waterways can change from normal to abnormal
conditions in a heartbeat. Knowing how to react quickly comes from
experience and knowledge which can be gained through boating
education.
Welcome aboard!
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Introduction
YOUR REGAL OWNER’S MANUAL
Your Regal owner’s manual has been developed to assist you in
operating your vessel with safety and pleasure. Be sure to read and
become familiar with the contents before operating your craft. Your
owner’s manual has been divided into general chapters to assist you
in becoming more knowledgable with your Regal boat. Also, we have
added a special technical drawing chapter which can be valuable in
maintenance and troubleshooting. This manual is not intended to be
a complete source of boating maintenance, boat handling techniques,
boating safety or seamanship. These skills require education and
experience levels beyond this manual.
In keeping with its commitment to continued improvement,
Regal notes that all drawings, specifications, models, standard
and optional equipment referred to in this manual are subject to
change without notice.
OWNER’S INFORMATION PACKET
Regal has provided an information pouch aboard the vessel. Read
and become familiar with the materials. This packet contains valuable
literature on your propulsion package, standard and optional equipment,
systems and various care and cleaning instructions. Be sure to store the
information pouch in a clean dry area for quick reference.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Hull Identification Number (HIN)
The United States Coast Guard has established a universal system of
numerically identifying vessels by using a hull identification number or
“HIN.” This number identifies your Regal boats model, hull number,
month and year of manufacture. The HIN is found on your boat’s
starboard side, just below the rub rail in the transom area.
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The HIN consists of 12 alpha or numeric characters.
It is recommended that you locate and write down the HIN for future
reference. It can be especially useful when ordering parts from your
Regal dealer. A second HIN number is found in a hidden location. This
second HIN is useful to authorities if for example the boat is stolen
and the original transom HIN is modified or eliminated.
RUB RAIL
TRANSOM
RGMFN000G312
RGMMA0000C202
HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Vessel Information Sheet
It is recommended that you fill out the information on the following
page. It will supply vital statistics on your vessel. Make a copy of the
data for safe keeping at home.
Vessel Float Plan
Fill out the float plan on the following page before departing. Leave
it with a responsible person who will notify the United States Coast
Guard or local law enforcement authorities if you do not return as
planned. If you change your plans be sure to notify this person. Make
copies of the float plan and use one each time you go boating. This will
help people know where to find you should you not return on schedule.
Do not file the float plan with the United States Coast Guard.
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Introduction
VESSEL INFORMATION SHEET
Owner: _______________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________
City & State: ___________________________________________
Home Phone:
Business Phone: _______________
In Case Of Emergency Notify: ___________________________
Address: ______________________________________________
City:__________________________________State: ___________
Phone: _______________________________________________
Insurance Agent’s Name: _________________________________
Policy#: _____________________________________________
USCG Phone: ___________ Local Police: ______________________________________
Marina Phone: _________________ Slip (Dock#): ____________
Hull Serial #: RGM __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
Key #:__________ Engine Serial #: ________________________
Sterndrive Serial #:
Key #:__________ Cabin Door: (If Applicable) ______________
Selling Dealer:
Address:
City & State:
Phone: ______________________
Servicing Dealer:
Address:
City & State:
Phone:
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FLOAT PLAN
Owner:
Address:
City & State:
Telephone#:
Cell Phone#:
Safety Equipment Aboard:
Life Jackets
First Aid Kit
Flares
Flashlight
VHF Radio
Anchor
Compass
Food
Water
Person Filing Report:
Name:
Home Telephone#:
Cell Phone #:
Make Of Boat:
Registration#:
Length:
Boat Name:
Gel Color:
Trim Color:
Inboard/Outboard:
Hull I.D.#:
Fuel Capacity:
Destination:
Leave From:
Time Left:
Going To:
Fuel Level: 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, F
Est. Time Of Arrival:
Return:
Est. Time of Arrival:
If not back by
o’clock
call Coast Guard
Other Information:
Name Of Person Aboard
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Age
Address
Phone#
Introduction
LAUNCH & CRUISE CHECKLIST
Obtain a current weather report.
Inspect the hull and propeller for damage.
Check all electrical system switches for proper operation.
If your boat has been in the water, run the bilge pump until
the flow of water stops.
If your boat has been out of the water, check to see that all
bilge water has drained out. Install the drain plug.
Check that all required safety equipment is on board and in
good working condition.
Check that all other equipment is on board such as mooring
lines, first aid kit, tool kit and extra parts.
Open engine compartment. Inspect for fuel odors and visible
leaks in the fuel, oil, exhaust & power steering systems.
Visually inspect engine for cracked hoses, defective belts,
loose fasteners such as bolts, nuts and hose clamps.
Check fuel level. Fuel tanks should be filled to near full
capacity.
Make sure all navigation charts, equipment and vessel
registration paperwork are onboard.
Check operation of bilge blower, steering system, navigation
lights and horn.
Make sure passengers and crew know how to operate safety
equipment and react to an emergency.
File a float plan with a responsible party ashore.
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SUGGESTED TOOLS, PARTS & GEAR
SUGGESTED TOOLS
SPARE PARTS
Allen Wrenches
Jack Knife
Phillips Screwdriver Set
Slotted Screwdriver Set
Regular Pliers
Combination Wrench Set
Ratchet & Socket Set
Hammer
Wire Crimpers
Vise Grip Pliers
Floating Flashlight
Nut Driver Set
Oil Filter Wrench
Fuel Filter Wrench
Fuel Filter
Spark Plugs
Water Pump Belt
Propellers
Alternator Belt
Anti-Siphon Set
Propeller Nut & Hardware
Penetrating Oil
Extra Light Bulbs
Extra Batteries
Duct Tape
Electrical Tape
Power Steering Fluid
Water Pump Impeller
Spare Keys On Floater
BASIC GEAR
Tie Lines
Mooring Lines
Dock Fenders
First Aid Kit
Boat Hook
Foul Weather Gear
VHF Radio, EPIRB, GPS, Cell Phone
Charts & Plotting Instruments
Emergency Water & Food
Bailer Or Hand Pump
Fire Extinguisher
Personal Flotation Devices
Anchor & Line
Life Raft
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Introduction
Capacity Plate
Close to the helm on Regal boats up to 26’ in length is a capacity
plate. A typical capacity plate for domestic vessels is shown below.
This plate represents manufacturers who participate in the National
Marine Manufacturer’s Association small boat certification program.
The driver of the craft must read and understand the plate information
before operating the vessel.
The capacity plate data applies under normal conditions. Be sure to read
and abide by the capacity limits. Remember, the boat operator is
responsible for the vessel and the safety of its passengers.
Note the typical capacity plate information below:
• The plate states the maximum number of persons allowed on the
boat.
• The total weight of persons, gear and other items under normal
conditions that the boat is capable of carrying.
• Overloading, improper loading and weight distribution are well
documented causes of accidents. Provide for an extra margin of
safety in rough sea conditions.
TYPICAL EXAMPLE SHOWN
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Owner’s Registration & Systems Checklist
Please note that your Regal boat requires the proper registration by
your authorized Regal dealer. To initiate your warranty the dealer must
complete the owner’s registration form and systems checklist at the time
of delivery. The owner must sign the paperwork to acknowledge that
the dealer has reviewed the boat systems and warranty provisions with
the owner. The owner should keep the original paperwork that features
a temporary warranty registration. A Regal express limited warranty
certificate containing all relevant boat and engine serial numbers will
be sent after the factory receives the paperwork.
Dealer’s Responsibility
Your boat has undergone rigid quality assurance inspections before
leaving the factory. However, your dealer has been trained to perform
final pre-delivery checks and to service your Regal boat prior to your
pick-up. Your dealer’s responsibilities include:
♦ A complete orientation in the operation of your Regal boat,
including matters relating to the safe operation of your craft.
♦ Completion and mailing of your boat registration warranty form
to Regal.
♦ Warranties, registration materials, owner’s manual, operation,
installation and maintenance instructions for all auxiliary equipment
supplied with or installed on your Regal boat.
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Owner’s Responsibility
You are entitled to all the benefits and services outlined in your Regal
boat warranty. However, you have certain responsibilities to ensure
warranty satisfaction. These are:
♦ To read the warranty materials and understand them fully.
♦ To examine the boat in detail at the time of delivery.
♦ Apply the following: boating rules and regulations, safety
equipment, environmental regulations, accident reports and warranty
regulations terms and conditions.
♦ To read thoroughly all literature supplied with your boat, including
this owner’s manual and to follow the recommendations in the
literature.
♦ To return the boat after the recommended hours of engine operation
for the proper dealer service inspections.
♦ To provide proper maintenance and periodic servicing of your boat
and equipment as set forth in the various manuals supplied.
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Introduction
REGAL MARINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
LIFETIME PLUS LIMITED HULL WARRANTY
Welcome to the Worldwide Family of Regal Owners! We are very pleased that you have chosen a Regal
Powerboat!
This document is your Warranty Registration Certificate and Statement of Warranty. Please check the
registration information section for accuracy. If this information is not correct or if you change your
address at some future date, please notify us at the following address: Regal Marine Industries, Inc.
Attention: Warranty Registrations, 2300 Jetport Drive, Orlando, Florida 32809
Please read the warranty carefully. It contains important information on Regal’s claims procedures and
your rights and obligations under this warranty.
WHAT IS COVERED: This Limited Warranty applies only to Regal boats beginning with model
year 2012.
LIFETIME LIMITED STRUCTURAL HULL WARRANTY:
Regal Marine
Industries, Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser of this boat if purchased from an authorized
Regal dealer that the selling dealer or Regal will repair or replace the fiberglass hull if it is found to be
structurally defective in material or workmanship for as long as the original retail purchaser owns the boat.
For purposes of this warranty, the hull is defined as the single fiberglass casting which rests on the water.
This limited warranty is subject to all limitations and conditions explained below.
FIVE-YEAR TRANSFERABLE LIMITED STRUCTURAL HULL
WARRANTY: In addition to the Lifetime Limited Structural Hull Warranty, Regal offers a Transferable
Five-Year Limited Structural Hull Warranty. Under the Five-Year Transferable Limited Structural Hull
Warranty, Regal will repair or replace the fiberglass hull if it is found to be structurally defective in material
or workmanship within the first (5) years after the date of delivery to the original retail purchaser. Any
remaining term of this Five-Year Limited Hull Warranty may be transferred to a second owner if within
60 days of purchase, the new owner registers the transfer with Regal and pays the established warranty
transfer fee. Contact Regal Customer Service at the above address for details.
FIVE-YEAR LIMITED HULL BLISTER WARRANTY: Regal will Warrant to the
original retail purchaser, any underwater gelcoated surfaces of the hull against laminate blisters which
occur as a result of defects in material or workmanship within (5) years of the date of delivery, provided
that the original factory gelcoat surface has not been altered. Alternation would include but is not limited
to damage repair; excessive sanding, scraping, sandblasting; or from improper surface preparation for
application of a marine barrier coating or bottom paint, any of which shall void this Five-Year Limited
Hull Blister Warranty. Regal Marine shall repair or cause to be repaired any covered laminate blisters
based on the following prorated schedule. Less than two (2) years from delivery date - 100%, Two (2) to
three (3) years from delivery date - 75%, Three (3) to four (4) years from delivery date - 50%, Four (4) to
five (5) years from delivery date - 25%.
Reimbursement shall be limited to one repair, not to exceed ($80.00) dollars per foot of boat length prior
to prorating. Regals prior authorization for the method and cost of repair, must be obtained before repairs
are commenced. All costs to transport the boat for repairs are the responsibility of the owner.
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LIMITED GENERAL WARRANTY: In addition to above hull warranties, Regal warrants
to the original purchaser of this boat if purchased from an authorized dealer that the dealer or Regal will
repair or replace any parts found to be defective in materials or workmanship for a period of one (1) year
from the date of delivery, subject to all limitations and conditions contained herein.
LIMITED EXTERIOR FINISH WARRANTY: Regal warrants that the selling dealer
or Regal will repair cosmetic defects in the exterior gelcoated finish including cracks or crazing reported
to Regal within 90 days from the date of delivery to the original purchaser, subject to all limitations and
conditions contained herein. All warranty work is to be performed at a Regal dealership or other location
authorized by a Regal Customer Service Manager after it is established to Regal’s satisfaction that there
is a defect in material or workmanship.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
CUSTOMER OBLIGATIONS: The following are conditions precedent
to the availability of any benefits under these limited warranties:
(a) The purchaser must sign and the dealer must submit to Regal the “OWNER
REGISTRATION AND SYSTEMS CHECKLIST
FORM within ten (10) days of the date of delivery and such information must be
on file at Regal.
(b) The purchaser must first notify the dealer from whom the boat was purchased
of any claim under this warranty within the applicable warranty period and within
a reasonable period of time (not to exceed thirty (30) days) after the defect is or
should have been discovered.
(c) Regal will not be responsible to repair or replace any part, (1) if the use of the
boat is continued after the defect is or should have been discovered; and (2) if such
continued use causes other or additional damage to the boat or component parts
of the boat.
(d) Based on the dealer’s knowledge of Regal’s warranty policy and/or consultations
with Regal, the dealer will accept the claim and arrange for appropriate repairs to be
performed, or deny the claim if it is not within the warranty.
(e) The dealer will contact the Regal boat owner regarding instructions for delivery
of boat or part for warranty repair if it is covered by the limited warranty.
ALL COSTS TO TRANSPORT THE BOAT FOR REPAIRS ARE THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER;
(f) If the Regal boat owner believes a claim has been denied in error or the dealer
has performed the warranty work in an
unsatisfactory manner, the owner must notify Regal’s Customer Service Department
in writing at the address listed for further consideration. Regal will then review the
claim and take appropriate follow-up action.
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WARRANTY EXCEPTIONS: THIS LIMITED WARRANTY does not cover and the
following are not warranted:
(a) Engines, metal plating or finishes, windshield breakage, leakage, fading and deterioration
of paints, canvas, upholstery and fabrics;
(b) Gelcoat surfaces including, but not limited to, cracking, crazing, discoloration or blistering
except as noted above;
(c) Accessories and items which were not part of the boat when shipped from the Regal
factory, and/or any damage caused thereby;
(d) Damage caused by misuse, accident, galvanic corrosion, negligence, lack of proper
maintenance, or improper trailering;
(e) Any boat used for racing, or used for rental or commercial purposes;
(f) Any boat operated contrary to any instructions furnished by Regal, or operated in violation of
any federal, state, Coast Guard or other governmental agency laws, rules, or regulations;
(g) The limited warranty is void if alterations have been made to the boat;
(h) Transportation of boat or parts to and/or from the REGAL factory or service location;
(i) Travel time or haul outs, loss of time or inconvenience;
(j) Any published or announced catalog performance characteristics of speed, fuel and oil
consumption, and static or dynamic transportation in the water;
(k) Any boat that has been re-powered beyond Regal’s power recommendations;
(1) Boats damaged by accident and boats damaged while being loaded onto, transported
upon or unloaded from trailers, cradles, or other devices used to place boats in water, remove
boats from water or store or transport boats on or over land;
(m) Water damage to, dry rot to, condensation to, or absorption by interior surfaces, wood
structures or polyurethane foam;
interior wood including, but not limited to, bleeding and/or discoloration as a result of condensation or moisture or water continually contacting the plywood causing staining to upholstery,
carpet or other interior surfaces;
(n) Costs or charges derived from inconveniences or loss of use, commercial or monetary
loss due to time loss, and any other special, incidental or consequential damage of any kind
or nature whatsoever.
NO WAVIER OF THESE TERMS: The terms, conditions, limitations and disclaimers
contained herein cannot be wavered except by the Customer Service Manager of Regal.
Any such wavier must be in writing. Neither the dealer, nor the customer, nor any service,
sales and/or warranty representative of Regal is authorized to waive and/or modify these
conditions, limitations and/or disclaimers.
GENERAL PROVISIONS:
ALL GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL AND/OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED FROM THIS WARRANTY
AND ARE TOTALLY DISCLAIMED BY REGAL. IT IS THE INTEREST
OF THE PARTIES THAT THE OWNER’S SOLE REMEDY IS THE
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE VESSEL OR ITS ALLEGEDLY
DEFECTIVE COMPONENT PARTS AND THAT NO OTHER LEGAL
OR EQUITABLE REMEDIES SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO SAID OWNER.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THE FOREGOING MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
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THIS IS A LIMITED WARRANTY; REGAL MAKES NO WARRANTY,
OTHER THAN CONTAINED HEREIN; TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED
BY LAW ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARISING IN STATE LAW ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW. ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY IS LIMITED TO
THE PERIOD OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. ALL OBLIGATIONS
OF REGAL ARE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN. REGAL DOES
NOT AUTHORIZE ANY PERSON OR DEALER TO ASSUME ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH REGAL BOATS. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. Regal’s
obligation with respect to this warranty is limited to making repairs to or replacing the defective parts
and no claim for breach of warranty shall be cause for cancellation or rescission of the contract or sale
for any boat manufactured by REGAL MARINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
Regal will discharge its obligations under this warranty as rapidly as possible, but cannot guarantee any
specific completion date due to the different nature of claims which may be made and services which may
be required. Regal reserves the right to change or improve the design of its boats without obligation to
modify any boat previously manufactured. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Regal shall in no way be responsible for any
repairs not PRE-AUTHORIZED by a Regal Customer Service Manager or repairs performed by
a repair shop not PRE-
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AUTHORIZED by a Regal Customer Service Manager.
Safety On Board
Safety awareness can’t be over emphasized. Safety on board needs to
be the skipper’s number one priority. In this manual you will find many
safety precautions and symbols to identify safety related items. Heed all
safety precaution information. Remember, the skipper is responsible
for the safety of his passengers and crew.
SAFETY LABELS
Safety Precaution Definition
Safety precautions are stated as caution, warning and danger signal
words. They are highlighted in this manual by font design and symbol
usage. Also, a notice heading is included which provides operation and
maintenance information but is not hazard-related.
Become familiar and understand all safety precaution labels!
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DANGER
IMMEDIATE HAZARDOUS SITUATION THAT,
IF NOT AVOIDED, WILL RESULT IN
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
!
WARNING
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION THAT, IF NOT
AVOIDED, COULD RESULT
IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
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CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or unsafe practice that, if
not avoided, may result in injury or property or product damage..
NOTICE
General or specific information which is important to correct
operation or maintenance, but is not hazard related.
Precautionary Labels
Read and understand all safety labels affixed to your Regal boat. Most
of the safety labels are found close to the helm, aft cockpit and or swim
platform. The location of the labels may vary by model and the label
list does not cover everything! Use common sense to analyze the result
of an action on board your vessel. Always think safety first!
NOTICE
DO NOT REMOVE OR COVER ANY
PRECAUTIONARY LABELS.
KEEP HARSH CHEMICALS AWAY FROM LABELS.
IF A LABEL BECOMES ILLEGIBLE,
CONTACT YOUR REGAL DEALER
FOR ORDERING REPLACEMENTS.
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Safety On Board
GENERAL BOATING SAFETY
We understand that you are eager to get your Regal boat on the water.
However, we strongly suggest that you thoroughly familiarize
yourself and friends or members of your family with safe boating
practices before setting out.
Remember, that along with the freedom and exhilaration of boating
comes the responsibility that you have for the safety of your passengers
and other boaters who share the water with you.
Boating regulations vary from state to state. Check with your local state
and local authorities for the regulations pertaining to your area.
Check with local weather stations, the U. S. Coast Guard, or weather
station broadcasts for the latest conditions. Remember getting
caught in severe weather is hazardous, Check weather conditions
periodically while you are boating and before your outing. If you
are forced to operate your boat in a storm condition, take common
sense precautions; wear PFD’s, store gear, reduce speed and head
for safe refuge.
It is best to avoid operating your boat in foggy weather. When fog
sets in, take bearings, log courses and speeds. You are required to
emit a five second blast from your horn or whistle once a minute.
Also, have your passengers wear PFD’s and observe for oncoming
vessels.
Operating in shallow water presents a number of hazards including
sand bars and water levels influenced by tides. If the vessel strikes
an underwater hazard, check for boat and engine damage. If the
engine vibrates excessively after striking an underwater obstruction,
it may indicate a damaged propeller. If you run aground, seek help
by radio or flares.
Make sure your boat and equipment are in top condition. Do this by
frequently inspecting the hull, engine and gear.
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You must provide a Coast Guard approved personal flotation
device (PFD) for every person on board. These PFD’s should
be in good condition and easily accessible.
Insist that non-swimmers and children on board wear a PFD at all
times. Any time you encounter rough weather conditions, make
sure everyone on board is wearing a PFD, including yourself. Instruct
your passengers in how to put on their PFDs and be sure they know
their storage location on the boat. Remember, in an emergency, a PFD
that cannot be quickly located and worn is useless.
Never allow anyone to sit anywhere on the boat not specifically
designed as a seat. While underway, ALWAYS insist passengers remain
seated.
Use maximum caution when fueling. Never allow any smoke
or flame nearby while you are fueling. ALWAYS check for
fuel leaks and fumes when fueling is completed.
!
WARNING
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE.
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE, OPERATE
BLOWER 4 MINUTES AND CHECK
ENGINE COMPARTMENT FOR GASOLINE FUMES
OR LEAKS. RUN BLOWER MOTOR
BELOW CRUSING SPEEDS.
!
WARNING
USE OF ALCOHOL ENHANCED FUEL, OR ANY FUEL
OTHER THAN GASOLINE,
CAN LEAD TO DETERIORATION OF THE FUEL
SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
CAN RESULT IN FIRE AND POSSIBLE EXPLOSION
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Safety On Board
Never drink and drive! As captain, you are
responsible for the safety of your passengers
and yourself. Alcohol and boating can be
a dangerous combination. DO NOT mix
them. Alcohol impairs the boat operators
ability to make conscious decisions and react
to emergency situations quickly.
Never overload your boat! An overloaded boat, or one with
uneven weight distribution,can be difficult to steer.
Be certain there is enough fuel aboard
for your cruising needs. Include any reserve
that might be needed should you change your
plans due to weather or emergency. Practice
the “one-third rule: (Use one-third of your
fuel going out, one-third to return and keep
one-third as a reserve).
Check the weather before departure. Be particularly cautious of
electrical storms and high winds.
Have up-to-date charts aboard. You will need current charts of
the area you’ll be cruising to stay on proper course. Charts can
be obtained at your closest marine outlet or store or by contacting
one of three federal government agencies.
File a float plan. Leave details of your trip with someone
responsible who will be remaining on shore. Include expected
return, plus name and phone number of a contact person in case of
emergency.
Use care, courtesy and common sense when launching, docking or
operating your boat.
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Learn and obey the “Rules of the Road”. A copy of the “Rules
of the Road” can be obtained from the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
or local Power Squadron.
Ιn case of emergency: Know the international distress signals if you
have a VHF radio aboard. The spoken word “MAYDAY” is the
international signal of distress and is for emergency use only. Under
no circumstances should this word be used, unless there is danger
at hand.
Posted speed limits, swimming areas, “no wake” zones and other
restrictions should be red-flagged. They are so noted for a reason.
Sensible boat use plus courtesy fosters enjoyable and safe boating.
It is your responsibility to stay abreast of all federal, state and local
rules, as some laws or regulations may change or be different from
state to state. Contact your local boating agencies for updated
information.
We can not stress safety enough! Remember, there are no brakes on
your boat, and the water current and wind velocity all affect your ability
to respond. The driver must use caution at all times to maintain
control of his vessel and especially to maintain a safe distance from
other boats and obstacles.
Always keep all safety gear in optimum condition. Pay special
attention to attached tags and plates indicating expiration dates on
equipment such as fire extinguishers, and personal flotation devices.
Encourage a periodic maintenance check on all safety equipment.
Contact your Regal dealer or marine professional for more
information. Again, remember that the captain is responsible for
his passengers and vessel.
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REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Personal Flotation Devices
All personal flotation devices (PFD’s) must be Coast Guard approved,
in good working condition, and must be the correct size for the wearer.
All PFD’s must be readily accessible. This means being able to wear
them in a reasonable amount of time in case of an emergency (fire,
boat sinking, etc.). They should not be stored or locked in closed areas.
Also, make sure that all coverings are removed, such as plastic from
any PFD’s. Throwable devices such as a ring buoys need to be available
for immediate deployment. A PFD should be worn at all times when
your boat is operating on the water. A PFD may save your life, but it
must be worn to do so.
As minimum U. S. Coast Guard requirements all recreational
boats must carry one type I, II, III, or V PFD (wearable) for each
person aboard. See the explanation following for each type. For type V
to be counted they must be used according to the label instructions. In
addition, all boats over 16’ must carry one Type IV (throwable) PFD.
Some states require that PFD’s be worn by children of specific ages at
all times. Check with state boating agencies for particular requirements
in your state before taking children on the water.
Remember PFD’s will not necessarily keep you from drowning,
even though they are designed to keep a person from sinking. When
purchasing PFD’s make sure it safely fits the person wearing it. It is
a good idea to test PFD’s in a shallow pool before venturing on the
water.
Refer to the USCG minimum equipment requirements at the end of this
chapter. It is meant to be a guide only. Contact state and local agencies
for additional equipment requirements. Remember as the captain of
your vessel you are responsible for its safe operation.
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• TYPE I- Also known as an offshore jacket, it
provides the most buoyancy. It is a PFD for all
waters and is especially useful in rough waters
where rescue may encompass additional time.
It is designed to turn most unconscious users
in the water to a face-up position. Type I PFD
is available in adult & child sizes.
• TYPE II- Also known as near-shore buoyant
vest, it is recommended for calm, inland water
where rescue time will be minimal. It will
turn some unconscious people face-up in the
water but not as numerous as Type I. They are
available in adult, medium child, along with
infant and small child sizes.
• TYPE III- Known as a flotation aid it is good
for calm, inland water or where there is a chance
for quick rescue. It is designed so wearers can
place themselves in a face-up position in the
water. The wearer may have to tilt their head
back to avoid turning facedown in the water.
•TYPE IV- Intended for calm, inland water
with heavy vessel traffic, where help is
constantly present. It is designed to be thrown
into the water for someone to grab on to and
held until rescued. It should not be worn. Type
IV includes ring buoys, buoyant cushions, and
horseshoe buoys.
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• TYPE V- This is the least bulky of all
PFD’s. It contains a small amount of inherent
buoyancy, and an inflatable chamber. It is rated
even to a Type I, II, or III PFD (as noted on
the jacket label) when inflated. Hybrid PFD’s
must be worn to be acceptable.
equipment.
Maintaining your PFD’s
A PFD is only useful if it’s well maintained. Always be aware of PFD
age since it has a life expectancy like any other piece of equipment.
√ Do a periodic operation check of all PFD’s in shallow water.
√ Be sure to air dry all PFD’s after each use. Store in a dry, easily
accessible location.
√ Check periodically for broken zippers, frayed webbing, water
soaked kapok bags, missing straps, and sewing that is
undone.
√ Clean each PFD with mild soap and water only. Again, let dry
sufficiently before storing.
√ Keep PFD’s out of grease and oil since they can deteriorate the
jacket inner and outer materials.
√ Check any kapok-bagged jackets by squeezing. If jacket loses air
the bag is defective and the PFD should be thrown away.
√ Grab the cover with the fingers. If the cover material rips, the
PFD is rotted and should be thrown away.
√ If the kapok bag is hard the PFD should be discarded.
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FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
General Information
Fire extinguishers are classified by a letter and numeric symbol. The
letter references the type of fire the unit is designed to extinguish.
For example, type B extinguishers commonly used on boats are designed
to put out flammable liquids such as grease, oil and gasoline.
The number indicates the general size of the extinguisher and minimum
extinguishing agent weight.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER CONTENTS
CLASS
FOAM
IN GALS.
C02
IN LBS.
DRY CHEM.
IN LBS.
HALON
IN LBS.
B-I
1.25
4
2
2.5
B-II
2.5
15
10
10
MINIMUM PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
REQUIRED
VESSEL
LENGTH
NO FIXED
SYSTEM
LESS THAN 26’
26’ TO LESS THAN 40’
40’ TO 65’
1 B-1
2 B-1 OR 1 B-II
3 B-1 OR 1 B-II
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SYSTEM
0
1 B-1
2 B-1
AND 1 B-1
OR 1 B-II
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U. S. Coast Guard approved fire extinguishers are required on all Regal
boats. Besides the minimum Coast Guard requirements always check
state and local agencies for additional requirements and equipment.
Coast Guard approved extinguishers are hand-portable, either B-I or
B-II classification.
U. S. Coast Guard approved hand-portable and semi-portable
extinguishers contain a metal plate that shows the manufacturer’s name
and extinguisher type, capacity and operating instructions. They have
a special marine type mounting bracket which keeps the extinguisher
solidly mounted until needed. The extinguisher needs to be mounted
in a readily accessible location but one out of being bumped by people
while underway. All approved extinguishers need to have an indication
gauge.
USCG- Approved Fire Extinguisher Types & Features
The dry chemical agent is widely used
because of its convenience and low cost. The
extinguisher canister is filled with a white dry
chemical power along with a pressurized gas.
It is a good idea to shake this type periodically
because they tend to “pack” on the canister
bottom.
The foam type uses a chemical foaming
agent plus water and is best when used for
fires involving flammable liquids- solvents,
gasoline,oil, grease and various paints. It will
work on fires involving rubber, plastics, cloth,
wood, and paper. It leaves a messy residue. Not
for electric fires.
The carbon dioxide unit uses CO2 gas under
high pressure, with a funnel discharge hose
usually swivel mounted. This extinguisher
leaves no residue and does not cause interior
engine harm. To ensure workability, weigh
the unit annually. A 10% max. wt. variance is
allowed.
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Another type of liquefied gas used today is Halon. This gas is colorless
and odorless, heavier than air and sinks to the lower bilge to extinguish
fires. Since the year 2000 ingredients for Halon have changed to a more
environmental friendly formula. Halon is used in portable-hand units
along with making up the majority of boat automatic fire extinguishing
systems. The canister needs to be weighed once a year. Halon units
must feature a dash mount indicator.
Refer to the information regarding fire prevention in this manual.
VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS
All vessels used on coastal waters, any of the Great Lakes, territorial
seas, and those waters connected directly to them , up to point where
a body of water is less than two miles wide, must have Coast Guard
approved visual distress signals.
Pyrotechnic Devices
Pyrotechnic visual distress signals must be Coast Guard approved,
be ready for service and must be readily accessible. They all display
a marking which is the service life, which must not have expired. A
minimum of 3 devices are required for day and 3 devices for night.
Some devices meet both day and night requirements. Pyrotechnic
devices should be stored in a cool, dry location. Most of these devices
can be purchased in an highly visible (orange) watertight container.
Types of Coast Guard approved pyrotechnic distress signals and
associated devices are:
Pyrotechnic red flares, hand- held or aerial type.
Pyrotechnic orange smoke, hand-held or floating type.
Launchers for parachute flares or aerial red meteors.
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All in all, each distress signal has certain pros and cons. There is
no distress signal that is best under all situations. Pyrotechnics are
recognized worldwide as superior distress signals. A downfall is they
emit a very hot flame that can cause burns and or ignite flammable
materials. Pistol launched and hand-held parachute flares operate
consistent with firearms and therefore must be carefully handled.
Check with local and state regulations since some of these device are
considered firearms and are prohibited.
Non-Pyrotechnic Devices
Non-pyrotechnic devices must all be in serviceable condition, readily
accessible, and must be certified by the manufacturer to comply with
Coast Guard standards. They include:
Orange distress flag.
Electric distress flag.
The distress flag is for day use only. It must be 3 x 3 or larger with a
black square and ball on an orange background. It can be spotted when
attached to a boat hook, long fishing rod, or paddle with the person
waving the flag back and forth overhead.
The electric distress flag is for night use only flashing the international
SOS distress signal (..._ _ _ ...).
Under Inland Navigation Rules, a high intensity white light that flashes
at regular intervals from 50-70 times per minute is considered a distress
signal.
Remember that regulations prohibit the display of visual distress
signals on the water under any circumstances except when assistance
is required to prevent immediate or potential danger to passengers
on a vessel.
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INTERNATIONAL DISTRESS SIGNALS
POSITION
INDICATING
RADIO BEACON
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DYE MARKER
(ANY COLOR)
HAND-HELD
FLARE
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SOUND PRODUCING DEVICES
According to both Inland and International Rules,
all boats must carry some way of producing an
efficient sound signal. If your vessel is 12 meters
(39’ 4”) or longer, a power whistle, power horn
or bell must be carried. The bell must be 7 7/8”
in diameter.
Boats less than 12 meters a horn or whistle is
recommended to signal intentions or signal
position. The sound signal made in all cases must
be capable of a four or six second blast audible for one half mile. See the
section discussing bridge and whistle signals for more information.
RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
VHF radios are used for distress and ship to shore and ship to ship
communications today. Learn the specialized messages such as
Mayday, Mayday, Mayday is only used when life or vessel is in
imminent danger.
NAVIGATION LIGHTS
The U. S. Coast Guard requires recreational boats operating at night to
display navigation lights between sunset and sunrise. Navigation lights
help avoid collisions by improving the night visibility of vessels. Red
and green directional lights, white stern lights, white masthead lights
and white all-around lights must be displayed in specified positions,
depending on boat size, and mode of operation. The configuration of
visible lights tells and operator the size, direction of travel and means
of propulsion (sail, power, rowing or at anchor) of another vessel.
Larger boats are required to carry larger, brighter lights that are visible
over longer distances.
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NAVIGATION LIGHT RULES
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POLLUTION REGULATIONS
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act prohibits the discharge of
oil or hazardous substances which may be harmful into U. S. navigable
waters. Vessels 26’ and over must display a placard at least 5” x 8”, made
of durable material, fixed in a conspicuous machinery space laocation,
stating the following:
NOTICE
You must immediately notify the U. S. Coast Guard if your vessel
discharges oil or hazardous substances in the water. Call toll free 800424-8802. Report the following information: location, source, size,
color, substances and time observed. This placard is located in bilge.
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Garbage
The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships places limitations on the
discharge of garbage from vessels. It is illegal to dump plastic trash
anywhere in the ocean or navigable waters of the United States. Also,
it is illegal to discharge garbage in the navigable waters of the United
States, including the Great Lakes. The discharge of other types of
garbage is allowed outside certain specified distances from shore as
determined by the nature of that garbage.
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Communications
EPIRB
It is a good idea to carry communication gear
such as a VHF-FM and/or HF transceivers set
up for your operating area. Also, cell phones are
useful in many coastal areas. Be sure to carry
extra batteries. Also, mainly for offshore vessels,
EPIRB’s are designed to quickly and accurately
alert rescue forces, indicate an accurate distress
position, and guide units to the distress scene.These devices operate
from satellite signals sent to a ground station where the signal is
downloaded. The downside is that they are relatively expensive but they
are reliable even when other communications have been exhausted.
Life Rafts
Inflatable life rafts are
recommended for oceangoing
and operating a vessel in a large
body of water like the Great
Lakes. They provide a shelter for
extended periods. If used, make
sure it is large enough for all
aboard and contains the proper
emergency equipment pack. Periodically find a professional to service
the life raft. Store it on board in an area safe from sharp objects. Make
sure the life raft is Coast Guard approved.
Remember the U. S. Coast Guard requirements are minimal
standards. They are an excellent starting point. Check with local
and state boating agencies for further required safety equipment.
You are best prepared for emergencies by a well equipped vessel.
Don’t skimp when purchasing equipment for your boat!
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EXHAUST & CARBON MONOXIDE
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust can be hazardous. It is important
for you and your passengers to be aware of the potential safety hazard
created by exhaust gases. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of
carbon monoxide poisoning.
For safety sake avoid the following:
1. Do not allow the boat to remain stationary with the engine idling
for an extended period of time.
2. Do not disable the carbon monoxide alarms that come with your
Regal boat. Test the unit in accordance with the alarm manufacturers
instructions.
3. Do not operate the engine for extended periods of time while in a
confined area or where exhaust outlets face a wall or bulkhead.
4. Do not operate the engine for an extended period of time with the
canvas in the upright and installed position.
5. Have the engine exhaust system inspected when the boat is in for
service.
6. Persons sleeping can easily be overcome by carbon monoxide without
realizing it. Do not sleep on board while the engine is running or a
neighboring boats engine is running.
!
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
FROM CO POISONING!
DO NOT OPERATE THE BOAT WITH PEOPLE
HOLDING ON TO THE SWIM PLATFORM
WHILE IN THE WATER
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Blockage of exhaust outlets can cause carbon
monoxide to accumulate in the cabin and
cockpit area even when the hatches, windows,
portholes and doors are open.
Exhaust from another vessel alongside your
boat, while docked or anchored, can emit
poisonous CO gas inside the cabin and
cockpit areas of your boat.
The “station wagon effect” or backdrafting
can cause CO gas to accumulate inside the
cabin, cockpit or bridge areas when the
boat is under-way, using protective weather
coverings, high bow angle, improper or
heavy loading, slow speeds, or when boat is
at rest.
Typical Carbon Monoxide Label At Helm
Typical Carbon Monoxide Label At Transom
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Typical Carbon Monoxide Label In Cabin/Head
In high concentrations, CO can be fatal in minutes. However, lower
concentrations over an extended period of time can be just as lethal.
Symptoms of excessive exposure to carbon monoxide are:
• Dizziness
• Drowsiness
• Nausea
• Headache
• Ringing in the ears
• Throbbing temples
• Watering, itchy eyes
• Flushed appearance
• Inattentiveness
• Incoherence
• Fatigue or vomiting
• Convulsions
Carbon monoxide accumulation requires immediate attention!
Thoroughly ventilate cabin and cockpit areas. Determine the probable
source of the carbon monoxide and correct the condition immediately.
Regal has installed CO detectors on your boat. Have these detectors
professionally calibrated at regular intervals.
DESIRED AIR FLOW
THROUGH BOAT
To help prevent carbon monoxide
accumulation, ventilate your cabin
and cockpit while underway. Open a
forward hatch, porthole or window to
allow air to travel through the boat’s
interior. See the illustration below for
desired air flow.
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Each Trip
Make sure all exhaust clamps are in place and secure.
Look for exhaust leaking from the exhaust system
components, indicated by rust and or black streaking,
water leaks, or corroded or cracked fittings.
Inspect all rubber exhaust hoses for burned or cracked areas.
All rubber hoses should feel soft and be free of kinks.
Visually verify that water exits at the engine exhaust outlet.
Keep an ear tuned for any change in exhaust sound that
could indicate an exhaust component malfunction.
DO NOT OPERATE THE VESSEL IF ANY OF THE ABOVE
ITEMS EXIST! CONTACT A MARINE PROFESSIONAL!
At Least Annually (To be performed by a marine professional)
Replace exhaust hoses or mufflers if any evidence of
cracking, charring or deterioration is found.
Replace the engine water pump impeller along with
the plate and housing if necessary. This will help
prevent cooling system and in turn exhaust system
overheating.
Inspect each of the metallic exhaust components for
cracking, rusting, leaking or looseness. Pay detailed
attention to the exhaust manifold, cylinder head and water
injection elbows. Make sure all exhaust clamps are in place
and secure.
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BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
!
WARNING
FEDERAL LAWS PROHIBIT OPERATING A VESSEL
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.
THESE LAWS ARE VIGOROUSLY ENFORCED
BY ALL ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.
Operating a vessel while intoxicated became a specific federal offense
effective in 1988. The ruling set federal standards for determining when
an individual is intoxicated. If the blood alcohol content (BAC) is .10%
(.08 in some states) or higher for operators of recreational vessels being
used only for pleasure are subject to a civil penalty up to $1,000 or
criminal penalty up to $5,000, one year imprisonment or both. In some
states the fines and imprisonment may increase significantly.
The effects of alcohol and drugs account for the highest single cause
of marine accidents and deaths. Most deaths in boating accidents occur
when someone falls into the water. Balance is one of the first things
you lose when drinking alcohol or under the influence of drugs. The
problem arises out of not knowing your balance is restricted.
Overall vision is reduced by alcohol especially at night, along with
double or blurred vision. Peripheral vision is lessened which restricts
seeing vessels or objects on the side. Also, color awareness decreases
especially with red and green which happen to be the colors of boat
navigation lights, buoys, and channel markers.
Alcohol will greatly increase your heat loss so it increases the effects
of hypothermia. Finally, your ability to make correct judgements in
emergency situations is greatly reduced. Alcohol takes away the brains
ability to process information quickly and delays a persons reaction
time. Don’t drink and drive!
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Alcohol Myths And Facts
Myth: Beer is less intoxicating than other alcoholic beverages.
Fact: One 12 oz. can of beer has about the same amount of alcohol
as a 5oz. glass of wine or a shot of liquor.
Myth: Black coffee, fresh air, and a shower will sober the effects of
alcohol.
Fact: After consuming alcohol time is the only thing that will sober
you up. Our bodies average burning 1 oz. of alcohol every hour. If
a person is drunk, it will take about seven or more hours to sober up.
Myth: Telling if a person is too drunk to operate a vessel is easy.
Fact: Many experienced drinkers have learned to compensate for the
visual effects of alcohol and can disguise their drunk condition.
Myth: You’re the best person to judge if you are fit to operate a
boat.
Fact: Judgement is one of the first elements you lose when drinking.
BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT CHART
Body Weight In
Pounds
Number of Drinks In A 2 Hour Period
(12 oz. beer=5 oz. wine=1 oz. 80 proof liquor)
100
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
120
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
140
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
160
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
180
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
200
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
220
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
240
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
BAC to .05%
BAC .05% to .10%
Be Careful- Loss of Judgement & Coordination
Abilities Impaired- Accident Chance Increased
Do Not Operate A Boat- High Accident Risk
BAX. Over 10%
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BOATING ACCIDENTS
The following is a list of common causes of
boating accidents. Be aware of them and take
the necessary steps to ensure that your crew and
yourself are educated and prepared to act in an
emergency.
Mixing boating and alcohol. Remember the
skipper is responsible for his boat and crew.
Trying to reach the bow by the deck walk-around while the boat is
moving too fast.
Someone sitting on the bow, deck, or swim platform while
underway.
Choosing a boating outing day with inclement weather, especially
with high winds and thunderstorms in the forecast or staying out when
bad weather is approaching..
Disembarking without checking all fluids or systems and especially
fuel system components.
Not monitoring the boating traffic or possible obstructions around
you.
Emergency communications equipment, signaling devices, and
navigation lights not working.
Improper boat handling especially high speed turns in rough water.
Improper trim.
Being too far from shore with inadequate fuel supply or navigational
aids.
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Passengers, especially children that are not wearing the proper life
saving devices.
Skipper or passengers not seated in the boat.
Running a craft that is mechanically marginal.
Reporting Boating Accidents
According to the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 involving collision,
accident or other casualty, the operator must make a formal report
within 48 hours to the nearest state boating authority when the incident
involves:
1. Death
2. Injury requiring treatment other than first aid
3. The disappearance of someone from a boat under death or injury
circumstances.
A formal report must be made within 10 days for accidents involving
more than $500 damage or complete loss of vessel.
For information regarding accident reporting, please call:
Boating Safety Hotline at 800-368-5647.
Rendering Assistance
The operator of a vessel is obligated by law to provide assistance that
can be provided safely to any individuals in dangerous situation on the
waterways. The operator is subject to fine and or imprisonment for
failure to do so. Move cautiously and think before acting.
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WATER SPORTS
Besides learning the safety precautions for safe boating, as well as
understanding and knowing required rules and regulations, you are
obligated to be particularly careful around other water sportsman, such
as scuba divers, water skiers, wakeboarders, and fisherman.
Skin & Scuba Divers
Whenever you see a “Diver Down” flag, maintain
a distance of at least 100 feet on inland waters. In
bays and open waters stay 300 feet away. The flag
indicates a diver in the water. If a diver is operating
from your boat, be certain to use this flag and
post a lookout on board for a divers air bubbles.
Sometimes divers stray from the flag area.
Water Skiers & Wakeboarders
For information on water skiing and how to get
started, we recommend you contact the American
Water Ski Association, P. O. Box 191, Winter
Haven, Florida 33880. They offer pamphets and
instructional materials.
For wakeboarding information there are numerous
training schools throughout the country along
with instructional videos and the internet.
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General safety procedures for towing skiers and wakeboarders include
the following:
Know your hand signals and make sure all your passengers know
them. See the illustration.
Do not allow non-swimmers to ski or wakeboard. You’re asking for
trouble!
Always have an observer on board whose sole job is to watch the
skier/wakeboarder and communicate with the driver.
If you plan to do alot of skiing/wakeboarding, it is advisable to have
a ski pylon and driver’s rear view mirror installed.
Acquaint yourself with the ski site before skiing/wakeboarding.
Follow the speed limits and all posted signs- i.e. no wake, etc.
Keep the boat away from swimmers or other people in the water.
Avoid running near the shoreline or in heavily congested areas with
skier/wakeboarder in tow.
Do not allow skier/wakeboarder to spray fisherman or other
parties.
Keep the engine speed steady while towing a skier/wakeboarder.
Make wide turns with skier/wakeboarder in tow.
Instruct skier/wakeboarder in case of a fall to raise his ski in the air
to ensure his visibility.
Always turn your engine off when the skier/wakeboarder is near the
platform or transom.
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If the skier falls, return promptly to retrieve him, circling wide
from the starboard side, to bring his rope within easy grasp. See
illustration.
Ski Tow
Insert the ski tow line as shown for safe operation. It
provides a tight fastening for skiing while allowing the
line to be readily removed if needed. Check your tow
line for abrasion and tow ring for tightness periodically.
The illustration shows a typical hookup.
!
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH!
DO NOT USE SKI TOW FITTING
FOR LIFTING OR PARASAILING.
THE FITTING COULD PULL OUT OF DECK.
Swim Platform
On extended swim platforms you should
make periodic inspections of the swim
ladder and swim platform hardware to
ensure that all connectors and fittings
are tight and free from corrosion. Check
the laminated fiberglass under platform
supports for fatigue and cracks. Never
run the boat with someone holding on
to or standing/sitting on the platform. Use heed when operating the
boat in reverse to insure that water does not accumulate excessively on
the platform especially in rough seas or strong currents. Do not exceed
the platform recommended maximum capacity label!
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WATER SKI & WAKEBOARD SIGNALS
FASTER
SLOWER
CAUTION OR FALLEN
SKIER; PICK ME UP
SKIER OK
AFTER FALL
STOP
SHUT ENGINE
OFF
SPEED OK
RETURN TO DROP
OFF AREA
PORT TURN
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!
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH!
DO NOT OPERATE THE BOAT
WITH PEOPLE IN THE WATER
OR ON TOP OR HOLDING ON TO
THE SWIM PLATFORM STRUCTURE OR HARDWARE.
Fishing
Most boaters fish from time to time. With the
propulsion systems of today it is possible to fish
in out-of-the-way places. When cruising, stay
clear of fisherman. They may have lines or nets
out which might be cut or get caught in your
propeller if you come too close. Slow down
when approaching fishing boats.
Do not return to cruising speed until the boats
have been passed. If a fishing boat should be
anchored, a large wake could flip or swamp the boat, upset fishing gear,
pull the anchor loose from the bottom or worse yet cause someone to
fall overboard.
When fishing from your boat, never anchor in shipping channel or tie
up to any navigational aids. These must be kept clear of at all times.
Be sure to carry a chart of the area and be on the lookout for shallow
water and hidden obstructions. Pick up a local tidal chart if appropriate
so you do not end up grounded.
Remember, the skipper is responsible for any damage caused by
his wake. Use common sense and be a responsible captain!
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WEATHER & WATER CONDITIONS
Before a boating outing check the weather conditions. As we all know
the weather can change rapidly in many parts of the country. It does
so sometimes without being predicted. NOAA weather radio reports
are continuously available on designated frequencies installed on VHF
radios and various handheld devices. Also, many local radio stations
carry weather reports.
Cloud Formations
Clouds indicate the type
of current weather and
cirrus
upcoming changes in
cumulonimbus
the weather. Knowing
(thunderstorm)
cirrostratus cirrocumulus
the type of cloud
20,000
Ft.
formations can assist
MIDDLE CLOUDS
altostratus
you in choosing the
altocumulus
appropriate boating day
6,500 Ft.
LOW CLOUDS
or if already on the water
will help you understand
stratocumulus
any upcomingweather
cumulus
changes
Flat clouds (stratus)
nibostratus
stratus
normally indicate stable
catspaw
air. Cumulus clouds
indicate unstable air.
Many times a “cotton ball” or cumulus cloud builds vertical height in
the afternoon and the result is a thunderstorm with increased winds and
waves; sometimes these storms are quite violent. You can find additional
information on weather (meteorology) at your local library.
HIGH CLOUDS
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Safety On Board
Waves & Fog
As the wind blows across water waves are created.
The stronger the wind and increased distance
across the water enlarges the wave action.
Other factors that can cause problem situations for
vessels are fog, currents, and tidal changes.
Fog can develop inland on clear, calm mornings.
Coastal areas see large “blankets” of fog roll in and
stay for extended time periods causing sometimes
hazardous navigation conditions. If you are caught
in the fog, do not panic. Think of the best plan of action and proceed
carefully. If you are limited in navigation equipment at the first sign of
fog proceed to the nearest shoreline and wait until the fog lifts.
Boats equipped with navigation equipment, local waterway experience
and charts should proceed to a safe harbor. Use extreme caution, signal
as needed, and reduce to a speed where you can stop within half of
your forward vision range.
If foul weather catches you at sea do the following:
1. Slow down. Proceed with caution and put on your life vests.
2. Try to reach the nearest safe shoreline.
3. Navigate your vessel slowly into the waves at a 45 degree angle.
4. Passengers should sit low in the center of the vessel.
5. Monitor your bilge pump. Make sure sump stays free of water.
6. Secure loose gear. Make ready emergency equipment.
7. If the engine stops, throw the anchor over the bow. If needed
use a sea anchor. Never anchor off the stern.
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Marine Weather Symbols
Although the National Weather Service has discontinued the use of
the day flags and night lights, many marinas and ports of call still
display them.
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Rules Of The Road
NAVIGATION RULES DEFINED
The Navigation Rules set forth actions to be
followed by boats to avoid collision. They are
referred to as the “Rules of the Road”. There
are two main parts referred to as the inland
and international rules. The inland rules apply
to vessels operating inside the boundaries of
the United States. The international rules
referred to as72 COLREGS apply to vessels operating on the high
seas and all connected waters outside the established demarcation
boundaries. Most navigational charts show the demarcation lines by
red dotted lines and are published in the navigation rules. Remember
to consult state and local agencies since areas such as “no wake zones”
, swimming beaches, “diver down flag” and inland landlocked lakes
fall under their jurisdiction. This section is only an introduction to the
“rules of the road”. We strongly recommend additional training before
getting behind the “wheel” of your boat.
!
WARNING
TO AVOID INJURY AND DEATH
FOLLOW THE NAVIGATION “RULES OF THE ROAD”
TO PREVENT COLLISIONS.
You can order the Inland & International Navigation Rules from:
Superintendent of Documents
U. S. Government Printing Office
Washington, DC 20402
Telephone: (202-512-1800) Fax:(202-512-2250
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NAVIGATION RULES
Right Of Way
1. Cross waves at right angles.
2. When caught in heavy water or squalls, head either directly into the
waves or at a slight angle. Reduce speed, but maintain enough power
to maneuver your boat safely.
3. Keep your speed under control. Respect the rights of other boaters
engaged in all water sports. Give them a “wide berth”.
4. Whenever meeting a boat head on, keep to the right where
possible.
5. When two boats cross, the boat to the right (starboard) has the right
of way.
6. When overtaking or passing, the boat being passed has the right of
way.
In general, boats with less maneuverability have right-of-way over
more agile craft. The skipper must keep his craft clear of the following
vessels:
• A vessel not under command or aground; due to their circumstances,
these vessels have no maneuverability.
• A vessel restricted in its maneuverability; these vessels usually are
performing work which limits their maneuverability such as surveying,
dredging, laying pipe or cable, or servicing navigational markers among
others.
• A vessel engaged in fishing; these include boats fishing with lines,
trawls or nets, but not trolling lines.
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• Sailboats; they have the right-of-way over power boats. However, if a
sailboat is using a prop to move forward, it is considered a powerboat
even if the sails are up.
• Remember the unwritten “rule of tonnage”. Basically a smaller
tonnage vessel should take every effort to avoid close quarters with a
larger tonnage vessel. One way to accomplish this is to have a designated
human lookout to “eyeball” the horizon for any developing collision
course.
• Use defensive driving skills on the waterway just as you do on the
roadway. The other vessel may not know the “rules of the road” Be
alert and ready to take immediate action.
• If a collision course is unavoidable neither boat has the right of way.
Both boats must react to avoid an accident according to the rules of
the road.
Signals
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NAVIGATION RULES
The Navigation Rules set forth 3 types
of crossing situations- crossing, meeting,
and overtaking. In each case, both boats
are governed by special procedures.
In a head-on meeting, both vessels must
sound a single blast to give way toward
starboard and pass to port.
These rules appear when there is a risk
of collision. In a crossing situation be
aware of the other craft's position. For
safety, there should be a noticeable
change in the angle, bow or stern; a
gradual change in position indicates possible danger.
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NAVIGATION RULES
An overtaking boat is burdened, and is not the
privileged craft, even though it approaches the
danger zone of the overtaken boat.
The overtaking boat first signals with a single blast
if that boat desires to pass on the starboard side of
the boat ahead, or a double blast if passing to port.
The overtaken craft responds with the same signal if
it is safe, or with the danger signal (5 short blasts or
more) if unsafe. The boat overtaking must not pass
unless the appropriate signals are sounded.
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NAVIGATION AIDS
Navigation aids are placed along coasts and navigable waters as a guide
for mariners in determining their position in reference to land and
hidden danger. Each aid provides specific information. They form a
continuous system of charted markers for accurate piloting on paper
and on the water.
Nautical charts are provided by the National Ocean Service (NOS)
and are distributed nationwide through marinas and outlet stores.
These charts show the geography of the coast, water depth, landmarks,
navigation aids (buoys and markers), marine hazards, and port facilities.
Use only up-to-date charts for navigation. We recommend when
purchasing a chart to look for the weather resistant ones.
Buoys provide a road map to keep the skipper on course and to avoid
hazards. Buoys are identified by light, shape, color and in severe weather
conditions by sound.
Buoys or beacons called lateral markers indicate the port and starboard
sides of the waterway to be followed. U. S markers follow the buoy
system known as Red Right Returning. When returning from sea or
traveling upstream, the green markers are to port (on your left) and the
red markers are to the starboard side (on your right). When traveling
downstream or out to sea the marker color would be reversed. The
Intercoastal waterway uses a different system of lateral markers for
port and starboard. Before operating your vessel, learn to identify the
various navigational aids such as lateral aids, mid-channel markers,
information and regulatory markers.
NOTICE
SKIPPERS MUST NOT RELY ON BUOYS ALONE
TO MARK THEIR POSITION.
SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
AND WAVE ACTION CAN ALTER A BUOYS POSITION.
NEVER TIE UP TO A BUOY.
IT IS ILLEGAL AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
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LATERAL AIDS
Port Side
Odd Numbers
Starboard Side
Even Numbers
Chart Symbol
Lighted Buoy
(Green Light Only)
Chart Symbol
Lighted Buoy
(Red Light Only)
Chart Symbol
Can Buoy
(Unlighted)
Chart Symbol
Nun Buoy
(Unlighted)
Chart Symbol
Daymark
Chart Symbol
Daymark
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MID-CHANNEL MARKERS
Chart Symbol
Chart Symbol
Chart Symbol
REGULATORY MARKERS
Diamond Shape
Danger Warning
Circle Marks Area Controlled
As Indicated
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Diamond Shape With CrossBoats Keep Out
For showing information such
as locations, distances and
directions
Rules Of The Road
NIGHT RUNNING
Boats operating between sunset and sunrise ( hours vary by state), or in
conditions of reduced visibility, must use navigation lights. Nighttime
operation, especially during bad weather and fog, can be dangerous. All
Rules of the Road apply at night, but it is best to slow down and stay
clear of all boats regardless of who has the right-of-way.
To see more easily at night, avoid bright lights when possible. Also, it is
helpful to have a passenger keep watch for other boats, water hazards
and navigational aids.
To determine the size, speed and direction of other vessels at night,
you should use the running lights. A green light indicates starboard
side, and a red light indicates port side. Generally, if you see a green
light, you have the right-of-way. If you see a red light, give way to the
other vessel.
WHITE
GREEN
IF YOU SEE GREEN;
CAUTIOUSLY HOLD
WHITE
COURSE
RED
IF YOU SEE RED;
GIVE WAY!
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BRIDGE CLEARANCE
Be aware that your vessel requires a specified bridge clearance height.
This height is a measured estimate from the waterline to the top of
the highest object usually the sport arch, radar or the masthead light
depending on what arch equipment is installed. All canvas should be
in the stored position. The estimated height can change because of
variances in the loaded condition of the vessel. Consult the bridge
clearance specifications located in Chapter 12 (technical information
section). An easy way to measure bridge clearance is to have someone
place a long straightedge such as a piece of wood at a 90 degree angle
across the highest point of the boat with the boat in the water. Then
with a tape rule measure the distance straight down (90 degrees) to
the waterline. Take this measurement with the fuel and water tanks
1/2 full and only 1 person besides yourself on board. This will give
you a safe measurement. As your boat is loaded down with people the
bridge clearance will be slightly lower.
Some bridges are tendered. Know and use the proper bridge signals
when approaching these bridges (see bridge signals on page 2-3). You
can also monitor and communicate on channel 13 of a VHF radio
for bridge information in most domestic locals. Other bridges are
marked with a clearance measurement and you are on your own. After
determining your vessel will clear the bridge proceed with caution at a
safe idle speed. Keep your eye on vessel traffic at all times in order to
react quickly. Resume a safe speed once clear of the bridge structure
and acknowledgment of clear visibility.
Use common sense regarding bridge clearance because bodily injury
and property damage could result if a mishap occurs with a bridge
structure.
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ENGINE BASICS
It is important that you read the engine manual
carefully and become completely familiar with
the operation as well as necessary maintenance
on the engine and propulsion systems. Pay careful
attention to the sections on winterization if you live
in freezing climates. Extensive damage can result
if proper winter storage is not followed. Your
Regal dealer for further information regarding technical issues and
parts. Refer to the maintenance section of this manual for further
information or call your nearest Regal dealer.
!
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH! READ ALL
MANUFACTURER’S ENGINE AND PROPULSION
OWNER’S MANUALS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR VESSELS.
This chapter is intended to give general information about the location
and function of a typical engine and control setup. Control systems
and engines may vary from model to model. Refer to the specific
owner’s manual for your equipment that would include the following
information and much more in greater detail and accuracy.
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!
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH! USE ONLY APPROVED
MARINE REPLACEMENT PARTS THAT ARE IGNITION PROTECTED
IN AND AROUND THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Engines function based off four principles, fuel, compression,
ignition, and exhaust. The proper ratio of fuel and air must be drawn
into the engine’s cylinders in order to be compressed by the pistons
and ignited by a spark. The force of which pushes the piston back
down, providing the energy used to turn your propeller, before the
engine kicks into the exhaust stage where it expels the by-products. If
any of these four functions fail, so does the engine itself.
Beyond these basic concepts of engine functionality include engine
cooling, lubrication, electrical, and ventilation systems. The specific
details of these systems can be found in your owner’s manual for the
specific engine option you chose on your Regal boat. These options
are limited to specific single drive Mercury and Volvo engines.
Engine Mounts
The engine is placed in the boat on a set of metal or wooden platforms
called mounts. These rubber insulated mounts keep the engine from
moving laterally and athwart ship (right angles to the center line), as
well as reduce vibration from the engine and drive. Periodically, the
mount hardware should be checked for tightness.
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Engine Alignment
The engine uses a rubber spline hub to which the out drive shaft is
attached. This alignment specification between the engine and out
drive needs to be checked periodically. It should be checked after
every 50 hours of operation, or if the vessel has run aground or hit a
submerged object. Alignment should be checked by a Regal dealer or
marine professional, since special tools and procedures are required.
Engine Removal
In the event the engine or out drive (sometimes referred to as stern
drive) requires major service where it needs to be removed, consult
your Regal dealer.
Engine Checklist Before Each Outing
Every engine option may require different checks before each use, but
a general engine checklist is included here as a guide.
At Engine/ Stern Drive:
• Check the cooling system. Ensure no leaks, and that
coolant level is sufficient.
• Check the fuel pump for operation, and check fuel lines
for any leaks.
• Check engine oil.
• Check power steering fluid level.
• Check power trim fluid.
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At Helm/ Deck
• Check power trim for operation.
• Check control lever for operational defects. Check the clip
and safety lanyard for functionality.
• Check gauges for accuracy.
• Check fuel level and ensure it is sufficient for the outboard
and inbound trip with a reserve.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
Your typical engine normally utilizes a raw water cooling system for
cooling the engine. It is important that this system continues to run
properly at all times to avoid hazardous situations and ensure a safe
voyage.
Raw water is drawn up through the stern drive through pick-up feeds
by the water pump. Water passes through a thermostat which controls
how much cool water circulates through the engine before passing
through a circulatory pump and impeller that distributes the coolant
throughout the engine block. The cool water absorbs heat produced
by the engine, before being emitted via a coolant exhaust system.
Impeller/ Water Pump
Periodically, the coolant system’s impeller and pump should be
inspected for debris or damage. Damaged parts will affect the system’s
ability to function, and may cause engine damage. The water pump is
can normally be traced back from the thermostat.
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Coolant Hoses
Before each trip, the coolant system should be checked for leaks. After
locating the pump housing, check the hose feeds for leaks, particularly
around the hose clamps. Inspect the hoses for signs of melting or
cracks, and replace as necessary.
!
WARNING
AVOID OPENING THE FILLER CAP FOR THE COOLANT SYSTEM
OR DISCONNECTING THE COOLANT SYSTEM HOSES WHILE THE
ENGINE IS STILL ON / HOT. UPON LOSS OF SYSTEM PRESSURE,
STEAM OR HOT COOLANT CAN SPRAY OUT OF THE SYSTEM
CAUSING BURNS.
Thermostat
If the temperature gauge starts yielding abnormal readings, it may
become necessary to look at or replace the engine thermostat after
determining whether it is functioning properly. The thermostat reads
the temperature of coolant and determines whether to open or close
a valve to allow warm sea water to pass into the exhaust manifold.
The thermostat may recirculate hot coolant for the purposes of
reaching standard operating temperatures. If standard operating
temperatures have been reached, the thermostat will open a valve
and allow hot raw water to exit through the exhaust manifold. To
inspect the thermostat, locate the thermostat housing, remove the
housing, thermostat, o-ring, and gasket. Inspect these components
for damage, and replace as necessary. Clean the intake manifold and
thermostat housing at the location of the gasket to ensure a tight fit
before replacing components.
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!
WARNING
AVOID TOUCHING THE THERMOSTAT OR ITS COMPONENTS
WHILE THE ENGINE IS ON / HOT. AVOID RUNNING THE ENGINE
WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING THERMOSTAT, AS IT MAY OVERHEAT.
Typical Open Thermostat Diagram
Typical Closed Thermostat Diagram
Freshwater Flushing Port
Some engines offer a fresh water flushing system. After linking up
to a fresh water hose at the flush port, water can be pumped through
the engine’s raw water cooling system to flush out all salt and debris
that may be left behind. It is supposed to be utilized after each trip
to ensure a maximum lifespan of your cooling system components.
Check your engine owner’s manual regarding this system’s availability
and use. Some manufacturers incorporate a flushing port directly into
the engine’s coolant hose system while others require an adapter to be
inserted onto the pick up feeds on the stern drive.
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ENGINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Your engine utilizes a great deal of electronic equipment. Some
equipment sends signals between the engine and dash mounted
instruments, while other systems set off alarms, and still others are
used by the engine to generate a spark and ignite the fuel. The battery
switch controls electrical power distribution to the boat systems.
To regularly maintain your DC electrical system, inspect the battery
charge before each trip. Test all gauges and control equipment prior
to departure, and replace as necessary. Spark plugs should be replaced
according to your engine owner’s manual maintenance schedule.
When a fuse blows, investigate the problem, fix it, and then replace
the fuse.
Gauge Electrical Signals
Most engines transmit signals through electrical harnesses to different
components. The thermostat for instance transmits an electrical signal
to the dash temperature gauge which mechanically rotates the needle
in the display to represent the approximate engine temperature. Faults
in these electrical components should be fully inspected by your Regal
dealer.
Alarms
When a malfunction with your engine or drive occurs, select engines
will sound an alarm to alert the skipper of a problem. Common
engine and stern drive problems include overheating, low oil pressure,
or a miscommunication with equipment. Learn the alarm systems
that apply to your engine by consulting your engine owner’s manual.
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!
WARNING
AVOID OPERATION OF THE ENGINE AFTER AN ALARM HAS
SOUNDED. USE OF THE ENGINE WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE
PROBLEM MAY RESULT IN ENGINE DAMAGE OR FAILURE.
Distributor
Your gasoline engine ignites the fuel by use of a spark generated at
the precise moment when the fuel mixture has been fully compressed.
However, your engine doesn’t spark each cylinder at the same time,
each cylinder requires a spark according to which stage of the engine
cycle the cylinder is in. A distributor takes the electrical current
generated by the starter battery and distributes the electrical potential
to each cylinder in turn as needed to generate the spark as needed.
Spark Plugs
The spark plugs are the piece of equipment that make the spark occur.
As electrical potential builds on one side of the gap based upon the
energy distributed by the distributor, the potential eventually grows
large enough to cause the electric current to jump the gap on the
spark plug. This spark is what ignites the compressed fuel generating
a controlled explosion that will power the piston down and deliver
power to the drive shaft.
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Alternator
Under normal circumstances, the starter battery would wear down
after being used so often to generate a spark for the engine. This
isn’t an ideal setup because a strong battery is needed for continual
operation. A weak battery does no good out on the water. The
alternator connected to the serpentine belt takes care of recharging
the battery(ies). As the serpentine belt rotates the pulley, a magnet
inside a coil of electric wire rotates with the pulley. The rotation of
this magnet inside the coil of wire generates a current which is the
used to recharge the battery.
However, in an effort to conserve battery life, the starter battery
should still be turned off after every trip and turned on at the start of
every trip. This limits the drain on the battery while the boat is not in
use. The alternator will only recharge the battery while the engine is
running. So if the battery is drained before it can provide the initial
spark to the engine to start the serpentine belt turning, the alternator
cannot charge the battery system.
Fuses
Your engine also comes equipped with fuses that will burn out when
engine components attempt to draw more power than the piece of
equipment or wiring can handle. When the fuse blows, it breaks
the circuit, and electricity stops flowing. Before replacing the fuse,
investigate the cause of the problem, and why the equipment was
overworked. Some engines feature a fuse box, while others feature inline fuses, while still others feature a mixture of both. Refer to your
engine owner’s manual for complete details on your electrical system.
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ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEM
Your engine expels the by-products of the engine operation through
an exhaust system, just like cars do. In boats however, this exhaust
system mixes the debris left over after the power stroke of the engine
with the hot water that is expelled after cooling the engine. Basically
the exhaust system contains the exhaust manifolds, exhaust vent and
most likely a catalytic converter. Basically the exhaust flows through
the catalytic converter to purify the exhaust before expelling the
exhaust through the stern drive either just above the propeller, or
through the prop shaft.
Catalytic Converter
The catalytic converter is now required on modern engines. These
catalytic converters sit at the top of the exhaust manifolds on either
side of the engine. These boxes grow very warm and burn excess
hydrocarbons emitted by the engine, resulting in cleaner emissions.
These converters require oxygen to fuel the burning process of these
hydrocarbons, and will often times have an upstream oxygen sensor
that will adjust the fuel injection process to add more oxygen in the
fuel ratio. These converters have been implemented to provide cleaner
emissions.
Typical Catalytic Converter Diagram
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ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM
All engines require a source of fuel in order to run. The fuel that an
engine uses, is not only comprised of gasoline (in some cases diesel),
but also air. This mixture of gas and air are combined into a ratio,
best suited for your engine and boat. If this system fails, the engine
will have no fuel to compress and ignite. It is important to make sure
your fuel system is functioning properly.
!
WARNING
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE. BEFORE STARTING THE
ENGINE, OPERATE BLOWER FOR 4 MINUTES AND CHECK
ENGINE COMPARTMENT FOR GASOLINE LEAKS OR VAPORS.
RUN BLOWER BELOW CRUISING SPEED.
!
WARNING
USE OF ALCOHOL ENHANCED FUEL, OR ANY FUEL OTHER THAN
GASOLINE, CAN LEAD TO DETERIORATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM
COMPONENTS. THIS CAN RESULT IN FIRE AND POSSIBLE
EXPLOSION.
Your typical factory installed fuel system is comprised of a fuel fill
fitting marked “gas”, fuel tank, fuel hoses, fuel vents, anti-siphon
valve, fuel filter, fuel pumps, fuel injectors, fuel gauge, and sender
among other items.
You should understand the purposes of each of these components
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and discover their location by reading the associated owner’s manual
so that you can fix a fuel system problem when the need arises out on
the water. The pictures displayed in this section may not reflect you
specific engine. Always review your engine owner’s manual first.
Fuel Fill Cap
The fuel fill is labeled with either “gas” or “diesel” and are normally
located along the starboard side fo the boat on the aft portion of the
deck. When fueling, it is important to keep the fill nozzle in contact
with the fuel fill line since it decreases static electricity, which may
spark and ignite gasoline vapors. Always use the recommended fuel
octane rating as specified in your engine owner’s manual. Extinguish
all flame producing agents before fueling. The fill cap leads to the
anti-siphon valve and fuel tank.
Anti Siphon Valve
The anti-siphon valve at the base of the fuel feed line is pulled off its
seat by fuel pump pressure as the engine is cranking or running. It
forms a one-way fuel roadway by sealing off the fuel feed line from
the fuel fitting. It prevents fuel from siphoning out of the tank in the
event of a fuel line rupture, or disconnected fuel feed hose. It is an
important safety item, so DO NOT remove the anti-siphon valve.
Fuel Vent
Fuel vents are often combined into the fuel fitting on the deck. Fuel
tanks are vented overboard for the fumes to escape. While the tank
is filled with fuel, air is displaced by the incoming fuel, and relieved
through the fuel vent hose. When the fuel tank is near full, slow down
or stop the nozzle flow to keep the fuel from splashing out the vent.
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Fuel Hoses
Fuel hoses transport gasoline from one component to another. These
hoses are required to be of certain diameters in order to comply with
engineering and environmental standards. Hose clamps are often
used to seal the hose to a fitting, and these connections should be
checked regularly.
Fuel Pumps/ Filter
From the fuel tank, gasoline is moved from the tank to the engine
by the pressure produced by fuel pumps. One fuel pump is used to
move fuel from the fuel tank to the fuel filter, while a second pump
will pump filtered fuel to each cylinder in the engine block. The filter
normally located right next to the fuel pumps is meant to take out
some small debris as well as small amounts of water. Fuel filters
are not able to remove large amounts of water. If the fuel becomes
contaminated with water, the fuel must be run through a fuel polisher
available at select marinas to remove large amounts of water.
Fuel Injectors
After the fuel has passed through the fuel pumps and filter, it is ready
to be injected into the engine. Because boat engines run off four
strokes (intake, compression, spark, exhaust), fuel must be delivered
to the appropriate cylinders at the appropriate time for optimal engine
performance. This action is performed by fuel injectors that inject an
air and fuel mixture into the engine cylinders.
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Fuel Sender & Gauge
A fuel sender on the fuel gauge uses a dipstick/float system to measure
the amount of fuel left in the tank. This measurement generates a
specific resistance value in an electronic circuit connected to the fuel
gauge at the helm. As different fuel levels are reached, the resistance
value in the circuit with the fuel gauge changes which is read by the
fuel gauge and is converted to an approximate fuel level.
Fuel Tank
The fuel tank should be inspected for damage before each voyage.
This should be done when you check the fuel lines for tightness
and leaks. Your Regal boat uses an aluminum or polyester fuel
tank that has been tested several times along with other fuel system
components for safety requirements and dependability in house, and
they are inspected independently by National Marine Manufactures
Association personnel.
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2
4
3
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Fuel Tank
1)
2)
3)
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Fuel Sender
Anti Siphon Valve
Fuel Vent Line
4) Fuel Feed Line
5) Fuel Fill Line
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ENGINE LUBRICATION SYSTEM
Whenever two components rub together, friction causes wear on both
components. To minimize the wear on your engine, a lubrication
system has been put in place to help components slide next to each
other easier. This is particularly important within the inner workings
of an engine. It is important to ensure your lubrication system is
working properly at all times.
Your Regal utilizes lubrication and fluids that need regular check ups.
These engine fluids are engine oil and power steering fluid. Refer to
your engine owner’s manual for specific details regarding the proper
maintenance procedure of your lubrication system. The pictures
displayed in this section may represent a different engine model than
the one equipped on your Regal boat. All pictures and procedures
in this section are meant to be used as a guide, and should not take
priority over the proper engine owner’s manual.
Engine Oil
The purpose of engine oil is to lubricate the cylinders of the engine
and ensure that parts that regularly move against each other have
reduced friction to reduce wear and noise between components. An
oil filter keeps metal particles and water out of the engine’s interior.
Engines performing on regular oil should have the oil drained and
replaced every 100 hours while synthetic oil typically should be drained
and replaced every 200 hours. In either case, if your Regal boat has
endured one year since its last oil change, the oil should be changed
again. The oil filter should be replaced every time the oil is changed,
or upon damage. It is normal for the first 50 hours of operation to
require frequent changes until the engine is seasoned.
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Typical Volvo Engine Oil Dipstick And Fill
Typical Mercury Engine Oil Dipstick
Power Steering Fluid
Power steering fluid should be checked before every trip. It shouldn’t
require changing unless contaminated with debris or water, in which
case a root cause must be investigated. Contact your Regal dealer.
Typical Volvo Power Steering Fluid Fill
Typical Mercury Power Steering Fluid Fill
Other Component Lubrication
System components may also require their own lubrication schedule.
Steering systems, throttle cable, shift cable, stern drive u-joint splines
and o-rings, and the engine coupler may require grease, oil, or other
lubrication. Refer to your engine owner’s manual for specific details.
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ENGINE VENTILATION
Ventilation systems are required for all engine compartments. Your
vessel features a set of four deck vents located underneath the sun pad
seat, which constantly supplies fresh air to the engine compartment.
A powered blower motor attached to duct work in the lower one third
of the bilge evacuates air to the atmosphere. The other vents are used
to take air into the engine compartment. Understand the following
warning!
!
WARNING
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE. BEFORE STARTING THE
ENGINE, OPERATE THE BLOWER FOR 4 MINUTES AND CHECK
THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FOR GASOLINE LEAKS OR VAPORS.
RUN BLOWER BELOW CRUISING SPEEDS.
All owners are responsible for keeping their boat’s ventilation system
operating properly. This means making sure the vent openings are
obstruction free, ducts are not blocked, blower operates properly, and
all worn parts are replaced with approved marine ignition protected
parts.
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STERN DRIVE BASICS
Inboard/outboard drives, or stern drives, make it easier to control
your boat. Your Regal comes standard with either a Mercury or Volvo
stern drive. This drive is what converts the power produced by the
engine into the force required to spin a propeller. It is important
that you read the stern drive manual carefully and become familiar
with the operation as well as necessary maintenance on the drive unit
components. Pay careful attention to the section on winterization if
you live in freezing climates. Extensive damage can result if proper
winter storage is not followed.
Stern Drive Mounts
The stern drive attaches to your vessel via the transom assembly. It
is through this assembly that the engine passes its energy to the stern
drive to spin the propeller. These mounts should be inspected by a
marine professional periodically.
Stern Drive Alignment
Your stern drive unit connects to the engine coupler by use of the
drive shaft. The splines on the drive shaft are inserted into the engine
coupler, allowing energy to be transferred to the drive. This alignment
should be inspected periodically or after running aground.
Stern Drive Removal
The stern drive should only be removed by a professional. The stern
drive should be removed or inspected after failure, in particular, after
water enters the power trim fluid or bellows. It is best to leave stern
drive removal to a marine professional or your Regal dealer.
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STERN DRIVE MECHANICS
The engine transmits rotational energy to the drive shaft at the
engine coupler. Once engine output energy is transferred to the drive
shaft, it undergoes a ratio change determined by the gear case. This
converts the revolutions of your engine to applicable rotations of the
propeller. From here, the propeller shaft turns in accordance with the
energy ratio determined by the gear case, and rotates the propeller
shaft. Your drive hub and other prop hardware keeps the propeller
in contact with the prop shaft allowing the propeller to spin without
coming off the shaft.
The stern drive uses water pickup feeds normally found on the port
and starboard face of the stern drive. These holes allow raw water
to be drawn up into the stern drive and pass through the transom to
the engine where it can be used as coolant. Used water as regulated
by the thermostat is transferred back to the stern drive and emitted at
a vent above the propeller, or through the prop shaft, depending on
the engine and drive manufacturer. Refer to your stern drive owner’s
manual for details on the location and operation of the components.
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STERN DRIVE LUBRICATION
The stern drive uses power trim fluid, drive oil, and propshaft
lubricants to reduce wear on moving components. These fluids should
be checked according to the recommended maintenance procedures
determined by the stern drive manufacturer.
Drive Oil
Drive oil keeps all the mechanical components in the stern drive
functioning optimally. It reduces friction in the stern drive. Sometimes
drive oil is called gear lubricant, as the oil essentially lubricates the
gears inside the gear box. Drive oil should be inspected with each trip.
The location of the drive oil may change based on your manufacturer,
as some chose to mount the fill on the stern drive, while others chose
to mount it separately in the engine compartment or on the engine.
Typical Volvo Drive Oil Dipstick
Typical Mercury Gear Lube Fill
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Power Trim Fluid
Power trim fluid allows your stern drive to angle up or down. This is
particularly useful when trying to get your boat to plane where the hull
is as much out of the water as physically possible, reducing friction,
and improving ride performance. This power trim fluid is used in
hydraulic rams that maneuver the stern drive unit, and shouldn’t need
to be replaced very often, if at all.
Power trim fluid should be checked regularly, despite not requiring
replacement unless something serious happens. Discoloration or
water presence indicates a water leak in the stern drive. In that case,
contact your Regal dealer.
Typical Volvo Power Trim Housing (Power Trim Fill Underneath)
Typical Mercury Power Trim Fill
Shaft Lubricant
Drive and prop shaft lubricant keeps the turning parts on the
propshaft from wearing out too quickly. It also assists in the removal
of the props by preventing the metal parts from binding. Lubricant
should be placed on the u-joint and spline shaft, along with an anticorrosive grease to ensure continued functionality. Consider having
the shafts serviced periodically to ensure proper lubrication at the
engine coupler and propeller.
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PROPELLERS
Regal has carefully tested and chosen the propellers to give your stern
drive boat the best possible performance based on the engine and
propulsion package you choose. We have allowed for the additional
weight in equipment that might be added to the boat. It is a good idea
to carry a spare set of propellers and hand tools onboard, in order to
handle emergency propeller changes. Refer to the sterndrive manual
for procedures, as the application is unique to the manufacturer. Call
a marine professional or your Regal dealer for further information.
Propulsion Checklist
At least twice a year, check the propeller for:
• Loose, missing, or corroded hardware.
• Nicks, dings, or missing propeller material
• Bent propeller blades.
• Objects wrapped around the prop such as fish line.
• Decomposing propeller blades (electrolysis symptom).
• Aluminum prop with paint coming off near blade tip
(ventilation symptom).
• Check the propeller rubber hub for slippage
Contact a propeller shop or your closest Regal dealer if any of the
above symptoms exist. They have purchased special equipment to
refurbish both stainless steel and aluminum propellers.
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INSTRUMENTATION
The helm station is equipped with a complete set of instruments that
allows you to monitor the condition of the engine. Close observation
of the gauges may save the engine from damage. Gauges do however
have some inaccuracy, so do not rely upon them fully.
The dash ignition panel is protected by a amain 20 amp ignition breaker
located next to the key switch on the panel. It is connected through
the ignition switch. Your dash instrumentation (gauges, displays, etc.)
are protected by a 10 amp fuse underneath the dash. Should this fuse
“blow”, investigate the cause before replacing it. Also located on
your ignition panel is a 12 volt accessory plug that fits many portable
electronic chargers meant for a cigarette plug.
Note that with the battery switch in the “off ” position, there is no
power to the dashboard, and the ignition switch will not function
properly.
All electrical features are protected by a main fuse mounted close to the
battery switch. A fuse for the stereo memory and the automatic bilge
pump system are also located next to the battery switch in the engine
compartment. Fuses for the engine are located either in-line, between
components, or in a fuse box. All the switches on the dashboard also
have a fuse, located in the forward starboard storage area directly in
front of the helm. Should a fuse “blow” it is first necessary to figure
out the reason and address the cause before replacing it.
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Depth Gauge
The depth gauge indicates the water depth under the keel of the boat.
It features a shallow water alarm to warn the skipper of hazardous
situations. By monitoring the water depth, damage to props, and
underwater hardware can be avoided. This gauge is connected to a
transducer on the bottom of the hull, accessible through a removable
plate in the ski locker. Refer to the equipment operation chapter for
details on gauge settings/operation.
Typical Depth Gauge
Multi Gauge (Fuel, Volt, Oil, Temp)
The multi gauge consists of four engine system measurement
gauges.
The gauge in the upper left location is the fuel gauge. It indicates the
level of fuel inside the fuel tank sent by the fuel sender. It is a good
idea to keep the fuel tanks “topped off ” when possible to reduce fuel
vapors inside the tank. Do not run your fuel gauge to low and allow
for a “safety” factor.
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The gauge in the upper right location is the volt meter. It monitors
the battery condition as well as the alternator performance. Normal
voltage is between 12.0 and 15.0 volts. Readings outside this range
may indicate a charging system problem. Operation of a boat with
low battery may lead to a hazardous situation.
The gauge in the lower left location is the oil pressure gauge. It indicates
the pressure of the oil inside the engine lubrication system. A drop in
oil pressure may indicate a low oil situation or leak. Operation of the
engines with low oil pressure could lead to engine damage.
The gauge in the lower right location is the temperature gauge. It
monitors the cooling system’s effect on the engine as registered by the
thermostat. A sudden increase in the temperature could be a sign of
a malfunctioning cooling system. Continued operation of the engines
without a proper cooling system could lead to engine damage.
Typical Multi Gauge
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Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the approximate speed of travel of your
boat in miles per hour and kilometers per hour by measuring water
pressure against a small hole in a device mounted on the transom or
stern drive. Obey all posted speed limit signs and slow down near
other boaters and swimmers to a safe speed. Remember, you are
responsible for the wake produced by your boat.
Typical Speedometer
Tachometer
The tachometer indicates the speed of the engine in revolutions per
minute. The tachometer allows you to monitor the engine speed so
you can be sure not to exceed the recommended limits described in
your engine owner’s manual. Some tachometers equip an hour meter,
which is useful to time your maintenance needs.
Typical Tachometer
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Trim Gauge
The gauge measures the stern drive tilt and indicates the relative
position of the bow, up or down when the boat is on plane. The
power trim normally begins in the down position when used to
accelerate the boat onto a plane position. The gauge can be helpful in
achieving the most economical running plane. A sensor in the stern
drive communicates with the gauge on the dash.
Typical Trim Gauge
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HELM CONTROLS
2000 Helm With Optional Regal Vue Display
Regal Vue Option
Feature Switch Panel
Accessory Switch Panel
Ignition Switch Panel
It is important that the skipper fully understands all control equipment
located at the helm before operating the boat.
Each gauge is designed with a light bulb so it can be seen at night. On
most models, this is normally activated by the navigation lights. Dash
relay circuits are protected by a fuses located on the dash fuse panel
located on the helm bulkhead accessible through the stbd. backrest.
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Feature Switch Panel
This switch panel controls the featured systems on your Regal boat.
It features a horn switch, bilge blow switch, navigation light & anchor
light switch, and a manual bilge pump switch. A red light shows
activation on individual switches.
Accessory Switch Panel
The accessory switch panel activates optional docking and cockpit
lights along with optional accessories installed aftermarket. The two
cockpit lights are placed at the bow and transom walk-thru. A red
light shows activation on individual switches.
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Steering Wheel
Your Regal utilizes a power steering system controlled by a steering
wheel. While in forward gear, to turn your bow to starboard, rotate
the steering wheel clockwise to starboard from the straight position.
To turn to port while moving forward, simply rotate the steering wheel
counter-clockwise. In reverse, rotation of the wheel achieves the same
effect, only it controls the stern of the boat. A button on the bottom
locks/unlocks the steering wheel tilt which can be manipulated for
maximum comfort while boating.
Typical Steering Wheel
Ignition Panel
The ignition switch features four positions; off, run, start, and auxiliary
(aux.) The start position is spring loaded and the key should be held
in this position to engage the starter. Once the engine has started,
release the key from the start position. It will then be energized in
the run position. Be a smart skipper and remove the ignition key
from the ignition switch, especially with children aboard and when
there are persons in the water. The ignition switch auxiliary position
is used when the engine is “off ”. With the key in the far left auxiliary
position, the stereo can be activated without sending current through
the engine wiring circuit. It supplies power only to the stereo unit.
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!
NOTICE
TO AVOID DRAINING THE BATTERY, DO NOT LEAVE IGNITION
KEY IN THE “RUN” POSITION WITH THE ENGINE NOT RUNNING.
REMOVE THE KEYS FROM THE IGNITION SWITCH.
Typical Ignition Switch
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1
2
3
Typical Ignition Panel
1)
2)
Ignition Switch
Ignition Breaker
3)
12 Volt Accessory Plug
Your ignition panel features a 20 amp ignition breaker that protects
the dash instrumentation. Should this breaker pop, investigate the
cause before resetting it.
Control
Your vessel uses a single side-mount control lever (binnacle lever) to
control the stern drive on your Regal. The three gears the binnacle
can shift into are forward, reverse, and neutral.
To help visualize the operating principles, we have used a clock mode.
The lever in the straight up position is indented in the neutral position.
In order to start the engine, your control lever must be in the 12
o’clock neutral position. Your neutral release button may be useful in
helping to find the locked neutral position.
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1
2
3
Typical Control Lever In Neutral Position
1)
2)
Neutral Release Button
Trim Control Switch
3)
Control Lever
Typical Control Lever Showing Five Positions
Pushing the throttle control lever forward from the neutral 12
o’clock position to the 11 o’clock position will engage forward gear
with minimal throttle. From the 11 o’clock position to the 9 o’clock
position, the vessel is in forward gear with differing levels of throttle
selections.
Pulling the throttle control lever back from the neutral 12 o’clock
position to the 1 o’clock position will engage the reverse gear with
minimal throttle. From the 1 o’clock position to the 3 o’clock
position, the vessel is in reverse gear with differing levels of throttle
selections.
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As you shift from neutral to forward or reverse, push the neutral
release button, this allows the control lever to come out of the
indented position.
The control lever features a neutral safety switch which ensures the
stern drive and control are in the indented neutral position for starting
the engine. You will hear a distinct sound and will feel the remote
control’s rotation lock, once in the proper position. If your turn
the key to the start position and the engine starter doesn’t crank the
engine, ensure the control lever is in the neutral position.
Your control lever also features a trim control switch. This switch
allows the captain to set the trim for the drive from the helm either up
or down to achieve a plane position. Refer to the vessel operations
chapter for further information on trim angle.
Follow these points when shifting:
1) DO NOT shift quickly from forward to reverse gear
positions. Drive system damage may occur.
2) DO NOT “pump” the throttle in neutral or flooding will
result. The same thing will happen if you keep pumping
the automobile accelerator pedal. Today’s engines use an
enrichment valve system that requires very little starting
throttle.
3) DO NOT try to shift into forward or reverse gear at high
rpm’s. Personal injury, drive system, or property damage
may result.
4) Only use idle throttle positions when docking or
maneuvering in tight quarters.
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5) Wear your safety lanyard at all times.
6) Never shift the controls with the engine not running.
Control, linkage, and/or sterndrive damage may occur.
7) For more information, read your engine manufacturer’s
manual before operating the remote control.
Safety Lanyard (Interrupter Switch)
The safety lanyard (used on selected control levers) sometimes called
an interrupter switch is attached to the operator and the remote
control panel. Should the operator lose control of the vessel and
become dislodged from his/her seat or fall overboard, the lanyard will
shut the engine off.
Make sure the lanyard is installed to a part of clothing such as a belt
or belt loop before operating the vessel. Flip the switch to the run
position before starting the engine.
!
WARNING
INTERRUPTER SWITCH MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE OPERATOR
WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. A QUALIFIED OPERATOR MUST
BE IN CONTROL AT ALL TIMES. READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL
BEFORE USE.
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!
NOTICE
IF THE INTERRUPTER SWITCH IS IN THE “OFF” POSITION, THE
ENGINE WILL CRANK OVER BUT WILL NOT START. ENSURE THE
SAFETY LANYARD IS ATTACHED CORRECTLY AND SWITCHED TO
THE “RUN” POSITION.
ATTACH TO
OPERATOR
Safety Lanyard
STEERING
Your Regal uses a rotary or rack style steering system. These systems
transfer helm mechanical motion ot he engine. There is a hydraulic
steering cylinder which with the assistance of a steering pump sends
fluid force to the stern drive steering arm, changing the course of
the boat, depending on the direction the steering wheel is turned.
Since the steering system is the primary link for engine control, it
must be periodically inspected and maintained. The hardware at
both the helm and engine must be checked regularly for tightness and
lubrication. Check the steering system for full steering to port and
starboard before disembarking. Refer to the steering manufacturer’s
owner’s manual and the maintenance chapter of this manual for more
information.
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!
WARNING
AVOID PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE!
LOOSENING OR LOSS OF ONE OR MORE FASTENERS MAY
CAUSE FAILURE OF THE STEERING SYSTEM, OR DAMAGE TO
THE STEERING CABLE, RESULTING IN LOSS OF STEERING
CONTROL. PERIODICALLY INSPECT THE STEERING SYSTEM.
!
WARNING
AVOID PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE! ABRUPT
TURNS ABOVE 30 MPH MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL.
STEERING RESPONSE AT HIGH SPEEDS CAN BE VERY SUDDEN.
ABRUPT TURNS MAY CAUSE YOU TO CROSS OVER YOUR OWN
WAKE. JUMPING A WAKE, SUDDEN TURNS, AND INCREASES
OR DECREASES IN SPEED MAY PROVE DANGEROUS. THE
OPERATOR MUST MAKE SURE THAT ALL PASSENGERS ARE
SEATED SECURELY BEFORE MAKING SPEED OR DIRECTIONAL
CHANGES.
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AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Automatic Fire Extinguisher
This optional system installs a fixed fire
extinguisher mounted along the engine
compartment wall.
The extinguishing
system uses an environmentally friendly
agent HFC227 ea. This colorless, odorless
gas is liquefied in the canister until
deployment. The agent has acceptable toxicity ratings in enclosed
spaces of your engine compartment’s size and is approved by the EPA.
It leaves no residue upon discharge in your engine compartment.
The fire extinguisher should be checked according to manufacturer
specifications by a marine professional. DO NOT attempt to
disassemble the fire extinguishing contraption. This fixed system is
not intended to be explosion suppressive. Boat owner’s need to take
normal precautions for checking gasoline fumes and using blowers.
Your automatic fire extinguisher uses an actuator to discharge.
This is usually enclosed by a metal cage. DO NOT handle the fire
extinguisher at this location. Sensors are mounted to the extinguisher
to detect a fire. A pressure gauge is also mounted to make checkups
a lot easier.
A manual dishcharge cable runs from the fire extinguisher to the helm
or aft cockpit where a “T” handle and pin can manually dishcarge the
extinguisher. If a fire starts, DO NOT wat for the automatic system
to take effect - manually discharge the system by removing the pin and
pulling the “T” handle.
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BILGE/DRAINAGE
Regal boats are designed with a drainage system so water can be
moved to the bilge from the deck where the bilge pump can pump it
out to the through hull drain normally on the aft starboard side. It is
important to keep all drains clear of debris so when a wave floods the
deck of the boat, all water will leave in an effective manner.
Your boat is equipped with main drains installed near the transom
walk-thru on the aft starboard side of your boat, underneath the
aft cockpit seats where the cooler normally is set, and a third drain
installed in the ski locker. All three of these drains then route back
to the bilge pump in the engine compartment. All cup holders and
the bow storage compartment drain to the ski locker whereupon it is
transferred to the engine compartment bilge pump.
Once the water has been drained to the bilge pump in the engine
compartment, the bilge pump can pump it out through a hole located
along the aft starboard side of your boat. The bilge pump is connected
to a fuse located near the battery switch in the engine compartment
and also to an automatic float switch placed directly forward of the
bilge pump. The bilge pump receives power from your battery, and
the automatic float switch is installed so that the bilge pump will
automatically turn on as required. The circuit to the bilge pump
receives battery power regardless of the state of your battery switch,
so turning off the battery switch at the end of each voyage will not
affect your boat’s ability to pump water out of the bilge. A manual
switch, operated from the dashboard however, requires the battery
switch to be turned on.
Monitor your bilge pump’s condition to keep your vessel from sinking
due to taking on large amounts of water. Debris should be cleared
from the impeller regularly. Inspect the condition of the impeller
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and replace the impeller as necessary. To gain access to the impeller,
the pump must be disassembled from the bilge pump grate. Simply
push the tabs of the grate inward towards the bilge pump, while
simultaneously pulling up on the bilge pump. This locking mechanism
functions much like a quick disconnect clip. If the fuse for your bilge
pump “blows”, be sure to investigate why the bilge pump was drawing
too much power. Likely causes of bilge pump malfunction are debris
in the impeller, bad impeller, debris in the float switch, bad motor, or
short circuit.
Typical Bilge Pump And Automatic Float Switch
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ELECTRICAL
Your boat runs off direct current (DC), supplied by your battery.
Regal boats primarily use 12 volt DC batteries located in your engine
compartment. It is called direct current because the current flows one
way in the circuit. Your automobile is a typical example of 12 volt
DC current.
Direct Current (12 Volt DC)
Storage batteries (sometimes called wet-lead cell batteries) furnish
12 volt electricity to boat components. Storage batteries use two
dissimilar metals immersed in a liquid (acid) to carry current. The
engines require large amounts of battery power for starting purposes.
Check the maintenacne chapter for battery information.
An automobile battery is charged up by the engine alternator. The
same holds true for the marine battery. The dash volt meter displays
the battery voltage. If the volt meter shows below 12 volts, there
could be a charging system malfunction. This condition needs to
be addressed before the voyage and before the batteries become
completely drained.
Your battery should be removed for proper winter storage. A battery
not properly stored for winter or extended periods of latency may
exhibit charging problems. See the storage and winterization chapter
for battery storage information.
Wire Color Codes
Utilize the following table when looking at your electrical harnesses.
Your boat may not feature all of these functions, as some are optional
features, while others are not available on your model.
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COLOR
GAUGE FUNCTION
Black
Black / White
Blue
Blue
Blue / White
Blue / White
Brown
Brown
Brown
Brown / Black
Brown / Pink
Brown / Red
Brown / White
Grey
Grey / Black
Grey / White
Green
Green
Orange
Orange
Orange
Orange / Black
Orange / White
Purple
Red
16 to 4
16
14
10
16
14
12
16
16
10
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
8
16
12
10
16
16
16
16
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
14
8
8
4
2
All Grounds
Halon Automatic Fire Extinguishing System
Interior Lights
Cabin Light Main Feed
Transom Courtesy Lights
Cockpit Lights
Water Pressure Pump
Aft Bilge Pump / Manual
Fwd. Bilge Pump / Manual
Overboard Discharge
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fwd. Auto Bilge Pump
Aft Auto Bilge Pump
Bow Navigation Lights
Mast Light (Anchor Light)
Mast Light (Fwd. Running)
Tank Level Monitor
Bonding
Windshield Wiper / Run
Refrigerator, Hatch Run
Spotlight
Horn
Windshield Wiper Park
Hour Meter
Gas Vapor Detector, Stereo Remote, Breaker
To Dash Feed Lines
Positive Feed, Electronics
Positive Feed, Alternator Charge
Positive Feed, Alternator Charge
Positive Feed
Positive Feed, Starter Battery
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COLOR
GAUGE FUNCTION
Red
Red
Red / Black
Red / White
Yellow
Yellow / Black
Yellow / Black
Yellow / Red
2/0
00
16
16
12
16
16
14
Main DC Panel Feed
Battery Cable To Engine
Windlass Up
Windlass Down
Blower
Stereo Memory
Track Monitor
Engine Cranking Circuit
The standard wire color, gauge size, and function shown is used
throughout the marine industry. The chart is helpful in identifying wire
circuitry during troubleshooting or the adding or marine accessories.
NEVER replace a wire with a size other than shown in the chart.
This practice could result in fire or component failure. Contact your
Regal dealer for replacement wires and harnesses.
DC Switches
Switches located at the helm are part of your DC circuitry. Switches
are in essence a break in the circuit from the battery to your electrical
components. When the switch is turned on, a red light shows
activation. See chapter 3.
DC Circuit Protection
As part of the direct current circuitry, depending on the make and
model engine you chose, will have either in line fuses or a fuse box for
its electrical components. These fuses protect the engine wiring from
overloads. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s manual for the fuse
locations, sizes, and operations.
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A dash fuse box protects the individual switch controlled components
and is located in the starboard bow storage locker.
The ignition panel is protected by a 20 amp breaker mounted to the
panel itself. All gauges and helm electrical systems like the head radio
unit are protected by a dashboard protection fuse located underneath
the dash connected to the ignition switch. Your fusion stereo is also
protected by a fusion installed stereo memory fuse located underneath
the dash along the radio wiring, in addition to the Regal provided
stereo memory fuse in the engine compartment near the battery
switch. Additionally, there is an automatic bilge pump fuse located
next to the battery switch in the engine compartment. See chapter 3.
If the fuses “blow” or breakers “pop” due to an overload, the cause
should be investigated before replacing the fuse or resetting the
breaker. Only replace fuses with the same amperage and type. In
emergency situations, fuses installed in the fuse block for features
that are not used on your model can be used as replacements when
appropriately sized for the fuse your are replacing, but be careful of
electrical shock when removing or replacing a fuse.
FUNCTION
AMPS TYPE PLACE
Accessory 1 (If Included)
15
Fuse
Accessory 2 (Not Available)
15
Fuse
Bilge Pump Manual
7.5
Fuse
Bilge Pump Automatic
10
Fuse
Blower
10
Fuse
Cabin Lights (Not Available)
5
Fuse
Dash Fuse
Box
Dash Fuse
Box
Dash Fuse
Box
Engine
Compartment
Dash Fuse
Box
Dash Fuse
Box
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FUNCTION
AMPS TYPE PLACE
Cockpit Lights
10
CO Monitor (Not Available)
2
Dashboard Protection Fuse
10
Docking Lights (Not Available)
15
Fresh Water (Not Available)
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Garmin (Not Available)
10
Horn
10
Ignition Breaker
20
Navigation / Anchor Lights
10
Stereo Memory Fusion Feed
15
Stereo Memory Main Feed
15
Stereo Performance (Optional)
30
12 Volt Accessory
15
Typical Fuse Listings
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Fuse
Dash Fuse
Box
Fuse
Dash Fuse
Box
Fuse
Underneath
Dash
Fuse
Dash Fuse
Box
Fuse
Dash Fuse
Box
Fuse
Dash Fuse
Box
Fuse
Dash Fuse
Box
Breaker Ignition
Panel
Fuse
Dash Fuse
Box
Fuse
Underneath
Dash
Fuse
Engine
Compartment
Breaker / Engine
Fuse
Compartment
Fuse
Dash Fuse
Box
Systems
Transducer
Your transducer is the device mounted on the hull bottom that sends
out sonar signals that rebound upon hitting the bottom of a lake
or ocean. These signals are measured, and converted into a usable
depth measurement displayed by the depth gauge at the helm. This
system does not register signal deflections due to fish. Access the
transducer for removal via an access plate in the ski locker. Note that
the transducer is a sealed, non-serviceable unit.
Battery Switch/Battery Switch Box
All of your electrical systems onboard your Regal eventually connect
with your battery. This is where electrical power originates. In order
for any electrical systems to receive power, with the exception of your
automatic bilge pump function and stereo memory require the battery
switch to be turned “ON”. The two excluded systems have a direct
battery feed a tall times without the use of the battery switch. The
battery switch connects the battery to all deck and engine circuitry. It
is important to turn your battery “ON” before each trip, and “OFF”
at the end of each trip to avoid battery drain.
Never turn the battery switch to the “OFF” position when the engine
is running as alternator or other electricial system damage will occur.
Also, for extended non-use turn the battery switch to “OFF”.
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The battery switch is located in a starboard cockpit weather protected
box.With stereo performance package a 30 amp breaker protects the
system. The stereo memory and the bilge pump fuses are located
in the battery switch box. These circuits will continue to function
even with the battery switch in the “OFF” position. If installed the
optional stereo performance package breaker is located in the battery
switch box.
Typical Battery Switch Box
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Vessel Operation
This chapter explores the many faucets of running
your vessel from casting off to docking and handling
emergencies. We cover the basics but suggest you read
other information on the chapter topics. Also, become
familiar with your engine owner’s manual since many
of the items discussed here are found there in more
detail.
GETTING UNDERWAY
Pre-Departure Questionnaire
Have all fluid levels been topped off ?
Is the fuel tank full?
Is all safety equipment accounted for and easily accessible?
Are navigation lights and horn operating properly?
Is the bilge free of water and does the bilge pump operate?
Is the engine, stern drive, and propeller in good working
condition?
Is the drain plug in place ?
Have all passengers been briefed on emergency procedures and
seated for departure? Is the boat load balanced?
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Is the operator sober, alert and ready to skipper the vessel?
Have all passengers been fitted for life jackets?
Has a float plan been filed and left with a component person?
Has the bilge been sniffed and the fuel system leak checked?
Are the seacocks open (if applicable)?
Is all communication equipment in good operating condition?
Has a second person been briefed on operational procedures
should the skipper become disabled?
Are all gauges and electrical switches functioning properly?
Has weather information been gathered and analyzed?
Underway Questionnaire
After casting off have all dock lines and fenders been stowed?
Are all passengers seated and all transom doors closed?
As skipper are you monitoring the dash gauges for changes?
As skipper are you on the lookout for changing weather?
As skipper are you checking for abnormal vibration?
Is the remote control safety lanyard (if equipped) tightly
secured to your belt or clothing?
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Disembarking Questionnaire
Have you removed the keys from the ignition and secured them?
Have all systems been checked for leaks?
Has the battery switch been turned to the “off ” position?
Are all seacocks closed?
Has the fuel tank been filled enough to prevent condensation?
Is the vessel properly tied and covered with equipment stored?
FUELING
!
DANGER
AVOID PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH!
GASOLINE IS A HIGHLY FLAMMABLE
AND EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL.
PRACTICE “NO SMOKING” AND EXTINGUISH ALL
FLAMMABLE MATERIALS WITHIN 75 FEET
OF THE FUEL DOCK.
!
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
FROM EXPLOSION OR FIRE
RESULTING FROM LEAKING FUEL.
INSPECT ENTIRE FUEL SYSTEM
AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR.
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NOTICE
SINCE GASOLINE IS AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL GRADES
INCLUDING ETHENOL & VARIOUS OCTANE LEVELS,
REFER TO THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER’S OWNER’S
MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT ONE FOR YOUR ENGINE.
USING IMPROPER OCTANE FUEL CAN CAUSE
ENGINE DAMAGE AND VOID THE WARRANTY.
Before Fueling
Make sure a working fire extinguisher is available.
Stop engines and any device that can cause a spark.
Disembark all passengers and crew not needed for fueling.
Fuel if possible during the daylight hours.
Check to ensure nobody is smoking in the boat or near the
fueling dock.
Close all portholes, hatches and doors to keep vapors from
blowing aboard and settling in the bilge.
Tie up your boat securely at the fuel dock.
Identify the fuel fill. Unfortunately, people have mistakenly
filled the water or waste with fuel.
Visually inspect all fuel system components before each filling.
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Avoid using fuels with alcohol additives. They can attack fuel
system hoses and cause deterioration.
Vessel Operation
During Fueling
Keep the fuel nozzle in contact with the fuel fill to guard against
static sparks. The fuel fill pipe is grounded through the fuel
system wiring to protect against static electricity.
Avoid overfilling the fuel tank. Leave room for expansion. Also,
if fuel exits the fuel vent indicating the tank is full, this situation
is dangerous and unfriendly to the environment.
Avoid spilling any fuel. Clean up any fuel accidently spilled with
a clean rag and dispose of it on shore.
After Fueling
Close all fuel fill openings tightly. Use a fuel key if needed.
Open all portholes, hatches and doors.
Energize the blower for a minimum of 4 minutes.
Sniff in the lower bilge and engine compartment for gas fumes.
If fumes are detected continue to ventilate until the odor is gone.
Look for any traces of fuel droplets or spillage. Do not start the
engines, smoke or run any electrical components except
the blower until the fumes can no longer be detected.
!
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH!
THE OPERATOR OF THE CRAFT MUST HAVE
COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE HELM STEERING
STATION WHILE THE VESSEL IS MOVING.
NEVER LEAVE THE HELM STATION UNATTENDED
WHILE THE VESSEL IS MOVING.
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STARTING & STOPPING
The following general information covers starting
and stopping your engine. Read and understand all
previous information on remote controls, fueling and
operational procedures. Pay particular attention to all
labels. Refer to the engine owner’s manual for in depth
propulsion system information.
Starting Guidelines
Review all pre-departure information. Before starting your engine
make sure all canvas is removed and stored. Start engine only in a well
ventilated location to avoid CO buildup. Turn the battery switch to the
number 1 or 2 position.
Set the remote control handle in the neutral position. Advance the
neutral throttle position as instructed in the engine owner’s manual.
Connect the safety lanyard to a belt or secure to clothing such as a pants
belt loop. Keep passengers seated and away from controls.
Turn the ignition key to the momentarily start position. You will hear the
starter cranking over the engine. When the engine starts release the key
switch. It will automatically align itself in the run position (ignition).
If the engine does not start, refrain from cranking the engine over 1012 seconds. Allow the starter and battery a chance to recover. Advance
the remote control in the neutral throttle position as recommended
in the engine manual. Do not race the remote control in the neutral
position.
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WARNING
!
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE. BEFORE STARTING
ENGINE, OPERATE BLOWER 4 MINUTES AND CHECK
ENGINE COMPARTMENT FOR GASOLINE LEAKS OR
VAPORS. RUN BLOWER BELOW CRUSING SPEED.
!
CAUTION
TO AVOID ENGINE DAMAGE!
CHECK THE OIL GAUGE IMMEDIATELY AFTER
STARTING. IF LOW OR NO READING SHUT DOWN
ENGINE IMMEDIATELY AND
INVESTIGATE THE PROBLEM.
Shifting Guidelines
Before shifting into reverse or forward gear
positions make sure the coast is clear. When
shifting to either gear from neutral make sure the
throttle is in the idle position. Allow your vessel
to lose all headway before shifting into reverse or
forward gear. Practice shifting! You will become
more familiar with the procedure and selfconfidence will build especially in tight docking
situations. Stay alert at all times!
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Stopping
Before stopping the engine make sure it is in neutral and idle speed.
After an outing let the engine cool down at idle speeds for a few minutes
before turning the ignition off. Glance at the gauges one last time to
monitor their readings. Do not pull on the safety lanyard verses the
ignition switch to stop the engine. Never turn off the engine while in
forward or reverse gear since water could enter the engine through the
exhaust system and cause extensive damage. The same holds true for
running the boat in reverse. Above all, use common sense.
STEERING
Your Regal uses a rotary or rack style steering system. These systems
transfer helm mechanical motion to the engine. There is a hydraulic
steering cylinder which with the assistance of a steering pump sends
fluid force to the stern drive steering arm changing the course of the
boat, depending on the direction the steering wheel is turned.
Since the steering system is the primary link for engine control, it must
be periodically inspected and maintained. The hardware at both the
helm and engine must be checked regularly for tightness.
Check the steering system for full steering port and starboard before
disembarking. Refer to the steering manufacturer’s literature in the
owner’s pouch and the maintenance chapter for more information.
!
WARNING
AVOID PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE!
LOOSENING OR LOSS OF ONE OR MORE FASTENERS
MAY CAUSE FAILURE OF THE STEERING SYSTEM
OR DAMAGE TO THE STEERING CABLE,
RESULTING IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
PERIODICALLY INSPECT THE STEERING SYSTEM.
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FENDERS
Fender Usage
Fenders are normally made of a rubberized plastic and are usually filled
with air. Most have a fitting like a basketball so they can be inflated
or deflated. Fenders are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes
to fit both small and large vessels. Fenders are normally designated
in inches. They are used between piers, docks, sea walls and the boat.
They protect the top sides of the boat from rubbing against rough
objects. Most fenders have eyes of attachment which allow a line to
be inserted vertically or horizontally. This will permit the fender to be
tied off to fit a variety of marina, dock and tidal situations. Be sure
the fender is correct for the vessel size. It is a good idea to carry extra
fenders but half a dozen is normally an acceptable number. Remember
to store fenders on board so they can be easily accessed. Some people
incorrectly call fenders “bumpers”.
Fender Types
There is a variety of fender styles and types, each
selected for specified uses. When choosing fenders,
contact a marine dealer or supply house. Explain how
you moor and use your vessel so they can recommend
the best fender type for you. We suggest the type with
a fill plug so you can inflate them with a hand pump
like the ones used for bicycles.
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DOCK LINE BASICS
Most skippers use dock line terminology fairly
loose but there is more to the basics than just bow
or stern lines. There are several lines that can be
secured to the bow and stern and depending on
their direction and use, can be called other names.
Remember that “forward” and “aft” refer to the
direction that a spring line runs from the vessel,
and not where it is secured on board.
Bow & Stern Lines
There is only one true bow line. It is secured to the forward cleat and
run forward along the dock to prevent the vessel from moving to the
stern. The stern line leads from a rear cleat to a piling or cleat on the
dock astern of the vessel. This line keeps the boat from moving ahead.
For small vessels these are the only lines needed for normal wind and
current conditions. If located in a tidal environment, keep slack in the
lines.
Breast Lines
These lines are attached to the bow and stern that lead to nearly right
angles from the center of the vessel to the dock. They help keep larger
vessels from moving away from the dock, or are pulled in to help people
board the vessel. Larger vessels may use bow or quarter breast lines.
Spring Lines
Most small boats use two spring lines although it is possible to have four.
They are called the after bow spring and forward quarter spring.
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Bow springs are secured at the vessels bow area. Forward spring lines
lead forward from the boat to the dock and control movement toward
the stern. After springs stem aft from the vessel, and stop movement
ahead. Spring lines are used to prevent movement in a berth, ahead or
astern. They are really useful in controlling the effects of a real active
tidal surge. Spring lines are useful where fenders need to be kept in
place against piles.
TYPICAL PIER MOORING
1.
2.
=FENDER
3.
4.
1. Bow line
2. After bow spring
3.Forward quarter spring
4. Stern line
TYPICAL PILING MOORING
Boat Mooring
Most boats can be secured to a dock using four lines. The after bow
spring is crossed with the forward quarter spring and secured to
individual dock cleats or pilings. This ensures longer springs and can
be snugged up tighter for more efficient tidal control. Remember, if
you only have one piling available, position the vessel so this point is
opposite admidships. Run both spring lines to it. These lines will be
shorter but still useful.
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The bow and stern lines should be relatively at a 45 degree angle with
the dock. The stern line can be attached to the near-shore quarter
cleat, but will work more efficiently to the offshore quarter cleat.
The longer line will allow the boat flow with the tide with less time
checking the vessel.
Dock Line Sizing
Most dock lines today are made of nylon, either of twisted rope or
braided core and cover. The most often used material is nylon because
of its stretching abilities absorbing shock loads. It is chafe resistant for
extended life and is easier on bare hands.
The line’s size varies with the vessel. Normally, a vessel in the 20’ to 40’
boats will use 1/2” diameter nylon lines. Larger yachts use 5/8” and
3/4” diameter nylon lines. Smaller boats can use 3/8” nylon lines.
Dock lines need to have the strength to hold the vessel and have enough
density to resist chafing. They shouldn’t be too heavy that they lose
their shock-absorbing capabilities. Use the right size line for the vessel
since a line to large for the boat will pull hard against the vessel since it
won’t be forced to stretch. If the line is too small for the vessel, there
is no margin for wear and chafe when under strain.
Securing Lines
When mooring your boat, make sure the dock lines are secured at both
ends. Depending on your situation you may need to loop the eye splice
of the dock line around a piling. Sometimes the mooring line will lead
down sharply from the piling to the deck cleat. Loop the eye splice
around the piling twice to keep it from being pulled up off the pile.
Pull the line through the looped eye if the mooring line is too small
to go around the piling twice or too small to fit over once.
If you must drop a line over a piling that already holds another boat’s
line, run the eye of the line up through the first eye from below, then
loop it over the pile. This will allow either line to be removed without
disturbing the other. If another line is dropped over yours, simply
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reverse the process. Secure a little slack in the other dock line, then
slip your eye up through its loop and over the top of the pile. Your
line can be dropped through the other eye.
When debarking from a dock, it is easier to release the line from a cleat
or piling, from on board the boat, as soon as you leave the dock. Loop
a long line around the cleat or pier and leading both ends on board
you can release the line easily. Slip one end around the cleat or pile, the
pull it back on board. Release the line without the eye splice, so it will
run freely from around the pile without hanging up on the splice.
STEPS TO STERN DRIVE DOCKING
Inboard/Outboard powered boats are fairly easy to back up and
maneuver with a little knowledge and docking practice. One of the
most important aspects of the process is to keep your calm in the
wake of a busy marina. Basically, the reversing propeller is turned in
the direction you want to go by using the wheel.
Some boats tend to be influenced by the wind. When backing down
in a crosswind, allow room to maneuver and watch the bow. Try not
to overreact or get excited, but use your knowledge and experience. If
the wind begins to swing the bow, you need to stop backing, turn the
wheel to port and go forward to straighten the boat. Use a quick burst
of power but not too much to knock your crew off balance.
A. Stop the boat by shifting in reverse. Put the wheel over to the port
and begin backing in. Slow down your speed by momentarily shifting into
reverse.
* Control in reverse idle position, Outdrive to port.
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B. Continue backing up the boat with the wheel hard to port. Keep an
eye on the bow, and begin to straighten the wheel as the boat enters the
slip.
* Control in reverse idle position, Outdrive to port.
C. Center the wheel to align the boat parallel with the dock.
If the stern is too far from the dock, shift to neutral,
then put the wheel hard over to port and then go forward
a second or two.
* Control in neutral idle position. Drive centered.
D. When the boat is completely into the dock, stop stern movement
by shifting into forward. Put the wheel to port to kick the stern over
close to the dock if necessary. Shift into neutral and tie up the boat.
* Control in forward idle position. Drive to port.
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STERN DRIVE MANEUVERING
Inboard/outboard, I/O or sometimes called stern drive boats do not
have rudders. The boat uses a steering system that directs the propeller
thrust, by turning the stern drive unit where the propeller is mounted.
Normally maneuvering the I/O boat is easier than a similar single
screw vessel.
Directing propeller energy (thrust) makes slower speed maneuvering
easier. The propeller discharge current is turned from one side to the
other which results in turning forces. Rudder boats need water to flow
by the rudder to be efficient. Stern drive units are designed to have
reduced shaft angle, so the propeller does not produce as much unequal
blade thrust and resistance as does a propeller on a single screw boat.
Large horsepower stern drive boats do produce more thrust and steering
torque but your vessel has the advantage of power steering. Below
is some basic information on how single stern drive boats handle in
normal conditions.
Gathering Headway
When a stern drive is not moving forward or reverse in the water and
the propeller is not turning, (shift in neutral) the boat will not react to
the helm steering wheel.
As soon as the vessel is shifted into forward gear the propellers action
creates a discharge motion and generates energy in the form of thrust.
If the stern drive is centered, the discharge motion is directed straight
back causing the vessel to advance forward.
You may notice that if you advance the throttle quickly in initial takeoff (make sure you have a firm grip on the wheel), the boat has a
tendency to pull the stern of the vessel to starboard. There is a trim tab
(also serves as a sacrificial anode) located on the vertical drive housing
just to the top of the propeller blade. This trim tab helps compensate
for the low speed steering torque. Once the boat increases headway
and the propeller is operating in a faster water flow this torque effect
decreases.
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Sometimes the trim tab may need adjustment on stern drive models.
Contact your Regal dealer for further information or consult your
engine manufacturer’s manual.
Turning
Once the boat has gathered headway, with the boat planing at the
correct bow angle and the stern drive unit and helm straight the boat
tends to stay on a uniform course heading. To assure the boat trim
angle is correct use the trim gauge as a guide while activating the trim
button on the remote control panel.
When the helm wheel is turned to the right or starboard, the stern drive
unit is turned in the same direction. The propeller’s discharge force
is directed to starboard forcing the boats stern to port. Water flowing
past the hull strikes the stern drive gear housing in its starboard side,
creating additional turning torque. The stern starts a move to port,
forcing the bow to starboard.
If the helm is turned to the left or port the stern drive turns to port,
the stern of the boat goes starboard as the bow turns to port.
As the vessel operator gains experience, he will better gauge each
maneuver and speed situation. In this way he will understand the
handling characteristics of his boat. He needs to keep the safety of
his passengers in the highest priority.
Backing Down
Inboard/Outboard (I/O) boats do not have rudders. The boat uses a
steering system that directs the propeller thrust, by turning the stern
drive unit where the propeller is mounted. Normally maneuvering the
I/O boat is easier than a similar single screw vessel.
If your boat has the steering wheel and stern drive straight with the
control in reverse, the stern will be pushed a bit to port by the reversing
propeller thrust. This tendency to back to port can be eliminated by
turning the stern drive to starboard.
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When the vessel begins to gather speed to stern, the water passing by
the lower gearcase housing will continue to increase steering torque.
If the helm wheel is turned to starboard, and will direct the propeller
thrust to port, tracking the stern to starboard.
Wind and current will affect how a vessel backs. Stern drive boats
tend to be light displacements and when backing down in a strong
crosswind, the bow will tend to fall toward the windward. This may
cause steering problems.
Once increased headway is gathered in reverse gear, the force of the
lower hull moving through the water is
enough to track straight. When backing,
the stern will lead as it heads to port or
starboard, before the vessel actually starts
to turn.
When the control is put in forward gear
position, the stern is pushed to starboard;
the amount of push depends on the hull
design and the amount of throttle advance.
See illustration.
Stopping
Remember that your boat does not have any brakes. It uses reverse
thrust from the propeller to stop. If the vessel has headway, with the
helm and propeller in reverse the propeller thrust is directed backwards,
past the lower gearcase of the stern drive.
Depending on how far the throttle is advanced, the discharged thrust
may not be strong enough to reverse the water flowing by the gearcase.
As the power is increased, the propeller thrust becomes strong enough
to stop the flow of water past the lower unit, and, as the throttle is
advanced it reverses its flow more completely.
When water is flowing past the gearcase, steering torque is increased,
but when the thrust stops the water flow, the boat will not respond to
the helm. This is a short lived event and is overcome quickly when the
water again flows past the gearcase. Furthermore, added to the energy
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of the water hitting the lower gear case, the propeller thrust is directed
by turning the stern drive, which can add to the steering torque.
The prop tends to throw the stern to port.
This is why experienced skippers undertake
a portside landing when wind and current
conditions permit. They allow the prop to
move the stern to port toward the dock.
With a forward motion when the helm
wheel is turned hard to one side, the vessel
pivots around a point about 1/3 its length
abaft to stern. See illustration.
TRIM ANGLE
Stern drive boats have the ability to angle in or out their drive unit in
relationship to the transom. This is accomplished by hydraulic shocks
located on the stern drive along with an electrical sender unit that
reads the drive angle and sends information to the dash trim gauge
showing a reading.
Purpose Of Power Trim
The purpose of the power trim/tilt is to enable the operator to change
the angle of the drive while at the helm. Changing the angle of the
drive or “trimming” provides the following benefits:
l. Improves acceleration onto a plane.
2. Maintains boat on plane at reduced throttle settings.
3. Increases fuel economy.
4. Provides smoother ride in choppy water.
5. Increases top speed.
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In short, it is a way of fine-tuning the ride of your boat and will enable
you to get the most efficient and comfortable ride possible, whatever
the conditions.
Use Of Power Trim
The power trim is normally used prior to accelerating onto a plane, after
reaching the desired RPM or boat speed and when there is a change in
water or boating conditions. Position passengers and equipment in the
boat so that the weight is balanced correctly fore and aft as well as side
to side. Trimming will not compensate for an unbalanced load.
To operate the trim, push the switch until the desired bow position is
reached. The trim may be operated at any boat speed or at rest. Avoid
operating the trim system when running in reverse. Observe the trim/
tilt gauge which indicates the boat’s bow position achieved by the trim
angle of the vertical drive unit. “Bow-Up” corresponds to the upper
portion of the trim range on the gauge while “Bow Down” corresponds
to the lower portion of the trim range on the gauge.
To determine the proper trim angle, experiment a little until you are
familiar with the changes in your boat. The vessel will be properly
trimmed when the trim angle provides the best boat performance for
the particular operating conditions. A trim position that provides a
balanced steering load is desirable.
To familiarize yourself with the power trim, make test runs at slower
speeds and at various trim positions to see the effect of trimming.
Note the time it takes for the boat to plane. Watch the tachometer and
speedometer readings as well as the ride action of the boat.
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Operation In “Bow Up” Position
The “Bow Up” or out position is normally used for cruising, running
with a choppy wave condition, or running at full
speed. Excessive “bow up” trim will cause propeller
ventilation resulting in propeller slippage. Use
UP
DN
caution when operating in rough water or crossing
another boat’s wake. Excessive “bow up” trim may
TRIM
result in the boat’s bow rising rapidly, creating a
hazardous condition.
Operation In “Bow Down” Position
The “Bow Down” or in position is normally used
for acceleration onto a plane, operating at slow
planning speeds, and running against a choppy
UP
DN
wave condition. It is also used when pulling water
skiers, tubers, kneeboarders, etc. In this position
the boats’ bow will want to go deeper into the
TRIM
water. If the boat is operated at high speed and/
or against high waves, the bow of the boat will
plow into the water.
Operation In “Level” Position
In normal running conditions, distribute passengers
and gear so boat is level. At or below cruising
DN
UP
speeds, trim the vessel for optimum performance.
The trim gauge will show somewhere in the center
TRIM
of the gauge. This position will also enhance
running visibility and overall stability. Again, each
outing provides different wave, load and running
conditions. Be prepared to make trim changes as needed.
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!
CAUTION
THE BOAT TRIM SHOULD BE ADJUSTED TO PROVIDE
BALANCED STEERING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE EACH
TIME YOU GET UNDERWAY. SOME BOAT/ENGINE/
PROPELLER COMBINATIONS MAY CREATE BOAT
INSTABILITY AND/ OR HIGH STEERING TORQUE WHEN
OPERATED AT OR NEAR THE LIMITS OF THE “BOW
UP” OR “BOW DOWN” POSITIONS. BOAT STABILITY
AND STEERING TORQUE CAN ALSO VARY DUE TO
CHANGING WATER CONDITIONS. IF YOU EXPERIENCE
BOAT INSTABILITY AND/OR HIGH STEERING TORQUE,
SEE YOUR AUTHORIZED REGAL DEALER.
Shallow Water Operation
Operating your vessel in shallow water presents
various hazards. You are more apt to hit a
submerged object such as a rock, sand bar, stump
SHALLOW
WATER
coral, or other unmarked objects.
Pay close attention to your charts for descriptions
of any shallow areas along with marked submerged
objects. Always post a lookout when operating in
shallow water. Trim your outdrive up as needed to
provide adequate draft. Set the alarm on your depth sounder and travel
at a speed that will keep the boat level in these shallow areas.
If your boat strikes a submerged object stop immediately and
check for hull, outdrive and propeller damage.
DANGER
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TRIMMED “TO FAR IN” POSITION
UP
DN
TRIM
TRIMMED “TOO FAR OUT” POSITION
UP
DN
TRIM
WELL TRIMMED “LEVEL” POSITION
DN
UP
TRIM
!
CAUTION
DO NOT RUN ENGINE ABOVE 1000 RPM
WITH THE STERN DRIVE TRIMMED
FOR SHALLOW WATER MANEUVERING SINCE THE
STERN DRIVE IS OUT BEYOND THE GIMBAL RING
SIDE SUPPORT BRACKETS.
OPERATING IN ABOVE MANNER COULD PRODUCE A
DANGEROUS STEERING CONDITION OR COULD
DAMAGE THE STERN DRIVE COMPONENTS.
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ANCHORING
Selecting the correct anchor is an important decision. The anchor
style in part depends on the usage and boat type.
Regal boats designate an anchor type and or model.
Some models incorporate chain, line with an optional
windlass. Contact an authorized Regal dealer for more
information.
Anchoring is easier with another person on board.
First be certain that the line for the anchor is properly
attached, to avoid losing the anchor and anchor line overboard.
For most anchors to perform more efficiently, you should attach 3 to
6 feet of chain. The chain will stand up to the abrasion of sand, rock,
or mud on the bottom much better than a nylon line. It should be
galvanized to reduce corrosion. Next, attach a length of nylon line to
the other end of the chain.
The nylon will stretch under a heavy strain cushioning the impact of
waves or wind on both the boat and the anchor.
To anchor, select a well protected area, preferably with a flat bottom.
Contrary to modern belief, you do not throw the anchor over while
the boat is making headway, or moving forward. In fact, the bow of
the boat should be bought slowly backward, while easing the anchor
slowly over the side of the boat until it hits the bottom. To “snub the
line” means to stop its outward “pay” or movement. Usually the length
of anchor line used should be 5 to 10 times the depth of the water.
After you have anchored, check your position with landmarks if
possible. You need to continue to monitor these landmarks to make
sure you are not drifting. Since anchoring can also be an emergency
procedure, the anchor and line should be readily accessible.
For increased holding power in windy conditions, two anchors are
sometimes set. If your primary anchor drags, you can run out your
secondary anchor without picking up the primary one. The important
thing is to lay them out at an angle. When setting two anchors, make
sure they are fastened to separate rodes or cleats. This is done in case
you need to adjust one later so the line is accessible.
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If two anchors are used ahead of a boat, make sure to set the rodes
at an angle than in a straight line to reduce the chances of tangeling
as the boat moves in wind and current. See the above illustration.
TOWING
In case you find yourself aground or in need of a tow, or should you
want to tow another vessel, keep in mind that you never use deck
hardware or cleats to secure lines for towing!
Deck hardware is intended for mooring and anchoring, and is not
designed to withstand the strain and pull of towing. Rather than tie the
line to your cleats on deck, it is suggested that you tie a bridle by passing
a line completely around the hull of your boat to avoid damage.
When towing, always stand clear of a taut line, as any type of line
breaking under stress can be extremely dangerous. The preferred line
for towing is double-braided nylon, as it has sufficient elasticity to
cushion shock loads. Move slowly and cautiously.
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Law Of Salvage
The Admiralty law sometimes referred to as the salvage law was founded
primarily on English law fundamentals and basically says that a vessel
distressed, in danger of flounder, if rendered assistance from a towing
company or private agency, can be forced to relinquish a portion of
the vessels’ worth for the assistance received.
NOTICE
IN THE EVENT YOUR VESSEL IS IN DISTRESS,
PRIOR TO ALLOWING ANY TOWING COMPANY OR
PRIVATE AGENCY THE RIGHT TO PASS A LINE TO
YOUR VESSEL, BE SURE TO ESTABLISH THAT YOU
DO NOT AGREE TO ANY SALVAGE RIGHTS.
ESTABLISH WITH THE CAPTAIN OR OPERATOR
THAT YOU WISH TO BE ASSISTED IN A CONTRACT
BASIS AND ESTABLISH A PRICE.
OF COURSE IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS, YOU MAY
NOT HAVE THIS OPTION.
USE YOUR BEST JUDGEMENT!
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!
DANGER
AVOID DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY!
DO NOT USE DECK HARDWARE INCLUDING
CLEATS FOR TOWING.
Knots
Knots are useful in docking, towing and other emergency situations.
Learning to tie knots requires practice. As they say “ Practice makes
perfect”. Some of the knots used in boating are the square, bowline,
anchor bend, clove hitch, figure eight and half hitch. There are several
periodicals available that explain various knots and how to tie them
effectively. An experienced skipper will know the basic nautical knots
and will use them when on the water. Take the time to know the basic
knots.
Figure 8 Knot
Tied To Cleat
A useful knot to learn for general docking is the figure eight with one
end reversed. By turning the free end of the line back under, the knot
can be released without disturbing the boat. After some practice one
person can secure a vessel easily to a dock or pier in a variety of weather
conditions. This knot normally is used to tie the bow and stern. Then
the vessel can further be fastened by tying the spring line in the figure
eight knot. Wrap it around the cleat 2 or 3 times.
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EMERGENCIES
Always be ready to help others on the water if possible, but do not
take any unnecessary risks. Use equipment to save a life, but do not
risk a life to save equipment. Consult earlier information in this manual
concerning accidents, etc. Also, read other literature concerning on the
water emergencies. Be alert and prepared!
Fire
Fire aboard a vessel can spread quickly and can cause tremendous alarm
among everyone. Most fires can be prevented by keeping the bilge free
from oil and debris. Keep all equipment stowed and maintained in
working order. Carry a backup fire extinguisher on board. If something
becomes a possible fire hazard, remove that possibility at once.
Never use water on gasoline, oil or electrical fires. When you dump
water on an electrical fire a you can be shocked since water conducts
electricity.
Follow these instructions if a fire breaks out:
A. Fit everyone aboard with a life jacket. Turn off the ignition.
B. Try to keep the fire downwind. If the fire is to the stern, head the
bow toward the wind. If forward, put the stern to the wind.
C. If the engine should catch fire, shut off the fuel supply Usually
there is a fuel tank access that you can crimp the fuel feed line.
D. Use a hand fire extinguisher. Make sure to point it at the base of
the flames. Use short bursts and sweep the extinguisher side to side.
Remember : (4 lb. extinguisher discharges in 20 seconds)
These actions help prevent the fire from spreading to other parts of
the boat. You can extinguish fires quickly if you act swiftly. Have a plan
of action in motion in case a fire breaks out.
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FIRST AID
Knowing first aid can save lives. A first aid kit and the ability to use it
are important ingredients for the safety of a skippers’ passengers, crew
and vessel. Having confidence and competence in handling medical
emergencies on board is a must for the skipper. Invest your time in a
first aid course available at the American Red Cross.
CPR (Basic Life Support)
If someone is seriously injured have someone call for help while the
injured person is being attended.
Check for possible danger signs; loss of breathing, unconsciousness,
severe bleeding and heartbeat. If you determine the individual is not
breathing or unconscious place the victim on their back on a hard
surface and do the following:
1. If unconscious, open the airway. Neck lift, head lift or chin head
lift.
2. If not breathing, begin artificial breathing. Pinch the nose. Give 4
quick breaths. If airway is blocked, try back blows, abdominal or
chest thrusts and finger probe until airway is open.
3. Check for pulse. Begin artificial circulation. Depress sternum 2”.
15 compressions rate 80 per minute. 2 quick breaths. Continue
uninterrupted until advanced medical support is available.
Follow up immediately with medical authorities!
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HYPOTHERMIA
Hypothermia is a condition where the body temperature decreases
because the body can’t generate enough heat to maintain its normal
temperature. It can be serious and usually occurs where victims have
been immersed in water (under 68 degrees) for extended periods of
time. If you encounter a possible hypothermia victim call for help on
the radio and get the person out of the water.
Symptoms are:
1. Shivering that if condition is advanced may stop.
2. Confusion, clumsiness or slurred speech.
3. Rigid muscles.
4. Semiconscious to unconscious.
Treat hypothermia by the following:
Remove wet clothing.
Monitor the victim’s pulse and breathing.
Rapidly apply heat to the body core by using blankets, naked
bodies or warm water.
Do not give the person any food or drink.
Do not warm the arms and legs. Warming of these extremities
can be fatal.
Follow up immediately with medical authorities!
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ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
There are numerous vessels operating on our waterways on a daily basis.
Each boat has as impact on our environment. Boat operation habits,
marine sanitation, and maintenance all play a role in a delicate battle to
keep the ecosystem clean. Each of us has a role in doing our part as a
environmentally conscious skipper to conserve our waterways.
The National Marine Manufacturer’s Association lists their top ten of
Eco-Boating Practices as follows:
1. Observe all regulatory agency policies regarding marine toilets.
2. If equipped with a holding tank, use marina pump-out facilities.
3. If used, make sure bottom paints are legal and ecosystem friendly.
4. Use only biodegradable cleaning agents.
5. Dispose of all garbage and liter on shore properly, not on the
water.
6. Don’t top off fuel tanks. Leave expansion room. Clean up spills.
7. Watch your wake and propeller wash.
8. Make sure your engines are well tuned and maintained.
9. Control your bilge water.
10. When fishing, practice the “catch and release” principle.
Follow these basics practices when on the waterways. Treat the
environment in a way that you would like to be treated.
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Notes
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Equipment
Operation
This chapter will assist the boat operator in
understanding selected standard and optional
equipment components on the vessel. Some
of the equipment described may not be
installed on your boat or the pictorials may
not exactly resemble equipment on your craft.
Remember, Regal is constantly improving its
product line and therefore may make changes in vendor parts and
specifications without notice. For detailed information on equipment,
please refer to the owner’s information packet.
AFTERMARKET ACCESSORIES
Aftermarket equipment can be controlled via accessory switches at the
dash. Due to the selection of electronic options like a PowerTower,
docking lights, and underwater lights, your accessory switches may
control a variety of optional systems. You may elect to have nonfactory based accessories installed on your vessel. Ensure that your
equipment is installed by a licensed marine professional and that it
will not jeopardize the safety of your vessel. Don’t forget to install
the appropriate gauge wire and fuse for your aftermarket products.
REGAL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROBLEMS CAUSED
BY AFTERMARKET INSTALLATIONS.
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AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Optional Automatic Fire Extinguisher
The automatic fire extinguisher is mounted in the engine compartment.
It uses sensors to automatically discharge when a fire occurs, although
it can be manually discharged. Upon actuation, you may hear a sound
similar to that of a small firearm, followed by a rushing air sound. A
charged system shows a light at the dash indicator, while a discharged
system shows no light at the indicator - refill accordingly.
Automatic activation will occur at different times depending on the
severity of the fire picked up by sensors. WHEN THE FIRE
EXTINGUISHER IS ACTIVATED, IMMEDIATELY SHUT
DOWN ALL ENGINES, POWERED VENTILATION
(BLOWER), ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, AND EXTINGUISH
ALL SMOKING MATERIALS. DO NOT OPEN THE
ENGINE COMPARTMENT UNTIL A SUITABLE AMOUNT
OF TIME HAS PASSED SINCE THE EXTINGUISHER
STOPPED DISCHARGING. Opening the engine compartment
prematurely may cause a reflash as air is allowed to fill the engine
compartment. When opening the engine compartment door, have a
hand-held extinguisher ready in case of reflash. Be cautious of hot
metal when investigating the cause of the fire.
If a fire has started in the engine compartment, DO NOT wait for the
automatic fire extinguisher system to kick in. Locate the fire extinguisher
manual discharge lever after closing the engine compartment, and
turning off the blower and electronic equipment. Remove the safety
pin from the “T” handle, and pull firmly to release.
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For safety information, refer to your fire extinguisher label. General
safety requirements are described in the safety on board chapter of this
manual. For system information, refer to the systems chapter of this
manual. Maintenance requirements are described in the maintenance
chapter of this manual.
!
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH! DO NOT BREATH FUMES OR
VAPORS CAUSED BY AN EXTINGUISHING AGENT. VAPORS ARE
HAZARDOUS AND TOXIC.
Typical Dashboard Automatic Extinguishing System Light
Typical Mounted Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Typical Manual Discharge Pin For Automatic Fire Extinguisher
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BATTERY SWITCH
Standard Battery Switch
Your Regal uses an “ON” and “OFF” position battery switch located
in the cockpit that not only provides power for the engine, but runs all
the features on your boat. With this style switch, the operator simply
turns the knob to the “on” position before starting the engine and to
the “off ” position when exiting the boat. Make sure the knob is fully
detented when selecting the “on” or “off ” functions. Remember to
deactivate the battery switch upon leaving the vessel.
Refer to the systems chapter for information on what systems this
switch controls. Refer to the vessel operation chapter for predeparture use.
!
WARNING
AVOID DAMAGE TO THE ALTERNATOR AND/OR CHARGING
SYSTEM COMPONENTS. NEVER TURN THE BATTERY SWITCH TO
THE “OFF” POSITION WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.
BATTERY SWITCH
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BILGE PUMP
Before each outing, check the operation of the bilge pump, automatic
switch, and manual switch. The bilge pump should automatically
activate when water reaches a pre-determined height in the engine
compartment. Test the bilge pup manually at the dashboard with the
switch. Periodically check for bilge debris around the grates of both
the bilge pump and automatic switch, and also bilge pump impeller.
The automatic mode for your bilge pump works similarly to the
manual method. Both methods control the bilge pump by a switch,
but the automatic mode utilizes a float switch. Float switches have
a float that sits at water level, and when the float reaches a certain
height, it trips the switch and activates the bilge pump.
You may need to disassemble the bilge pump from the grate in order
to clean or access the inner mechanisms. To remove the bilge pump,
utilize the quick disconnect tabs on either side of the bilge pump,
squeezing them like a backpack clip while pulling up on the pump.
For switch control location, refer to the engine and controls chapter.
For bilge and drainage system information and electrical system
information, refer to the systems chapter. Refer to the vessel
operations chapter for pre0departure use. Maintenance requirements
are described in the maintenance chapter of this manual.
Typical Bilge Pump And Automatic Switch Diagram
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BLOWER
A switch at the helm controls the blower in the bilge. The blower must
be activated and run at least 4 minutes prior to starting the engine.
The fan cycles fresh air into the engine compartment. It is connected
to the ventilation hoses reaching the lower 1/3 of your bilge. The
blower should be operated below cruising speeds.
For safety requirements on blower use, refer to the safety on board
chapter. For switch control location, refer to the engine and controls
chapter. Refer to the systems chapter for electrical system explanations.
Refer to the vessel operation chapter for pre-departure use. Refer to
the technical chapter for sump schematics.
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WARNING
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE. BEFORE STARTING THE
ENGINE, OPERATE BLOWER FOR 4 MINUTES AND CHECK THE
ENGINE COMPARTMENT FOR GASOLINE LEAKS OR VAPORS.
RUN BLOWER BELOW CRUISING SPEED.
Typical Blower
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CANVAS & COVERS
Optional Bimini Top
Your Regal boat has the option of being equipped with a bimini top.
This option provides some sun protection for the bulk of your cockpit
and helm. Your bimini top comes fitted inside a zippered boot. Bimini
bows provide support as your bimini top extends forward. When
using your Bimini, follow all warning labels attached to the Bimini top.
Not that the bimini top option is not available with the purchase of
the sport tower option.
Typical Bimini Top
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Bimini Top Installation:
First assemble your bimini. Slide all bows through the appropriate
sleeves on your canvas. Then attach all bows to the appropriate support
arm on the bimini. These bows attach by use of a ball and saddle
joint. Slide the ball through the saddle until it stops, then secure the
joint from behind by sliding the tethered pin through the saddle.
Next attach your bimini contraption to your boat. Use the ball
and saddle joints located on your windshield to mount you bimini
to your boat. Slide the ball through the saddle until it stops, then
secure the joint from behind by sliding the tethered pin through the
saddle. Ensure your bimini can expand forward over the helm before
continuing.
Typical Saddle Joint
From the storage position, the next step is to unzip your bimini from
the boot that encloses the canvas. The boot will need to be stored
for future storage purposes. Now unroll the canvas and extend your
bimini out over the cockpit.
The front of your bimini requires tension to prevent it from collapsing
under the designed conditions. The two straps positioned on the
forward side of the bimini should be adjusted to the appropriate
length and fastened to the camel back eye strap hardware affixed to
your windshield. Ensure these straps tightly hold the bimini in place.
Your bimini top can now be used for recreation.
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Typical “Camel Back” Eye Strap Connection
For towing and trailering purposes, the bimini top can be left on the
boat, but the boot sleeve must be installed with the bimini rolled up
and fully collapsed. This storage procedure should be followed when
boat speeds exceed 35 miles per hour. Be aware of potential carbon
monoxide buildup while the bimini is used.
!
WARNING
AVOID PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PHYSICAL INJURY. DO NOT USE
THE BIMINI TOP ABOVE A SPEED OF 35 MILES PER HOUR.
Optional Bow & Cockpit Cover
The optional cockpit cover installs over the windshield and snaps to
the deck. The cockpit cover is meant to protect the cockpit of the
boat from weather elements, and is not used for towing purposes.
The same is true fro the bow cover. The bow cover is a separate
option from the cockpit cover available for purchase. The bow cover
protects the bow of the boat from weather and snaps to the deck.
Likewise, the bow cover should not be used for towing. If both the
bow and cockpit cover options are purchased, the two halves nap and
velcro together at the center windshield location.
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To install the bow/cockpit cover:
1) First note that on the bow end of the cockpit cover, there
is a velcro strip used to attach to an optional bow cover.
This strip can be used to align the covers with your boat.
Simply align the velcroed edge with the windshield.
2) Ensure the center windshield is in the closed position. Start
snapping the cover to the deck by use of the eyelet snaps,
starting at the bow and working aft.
3) Notice in the middle underside of your cover, you may find
an area of reinforced canvas with an eyelet snap. This snap
connects to a cockpit cover pole. This pole is adjustable,
and by opening the lock, the pole can telescope out to
the desired length. This pole should push the canvas up
when standing straight up on its rubber enclosed foot. The
purpose here is to prevent the pooling of water. The same
is true for your bow cover.
4) Continue snapping the cockpit cover to the deck snaps.
When you reach the rear corner, leave enough room to
allow a safe exit.
The cockpit cover and bow cover should be rolled up for storage
inside the ski locker when trailering or storing your boat. This canvas
should not be used while the engines are running, or when towing.
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WARNING
AVOID PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PHYSICAL INJURY! DO NOT
TOW BOAT WITH CANVAS COCKPIT OR BOW COVERS IN PLACE.
ONLY TOW YOUR BOAT USING THE TRAVEL COVER.
Typical Bow And Cockpit Cover
Optional Storage/Travel Cover
The optional travel cover is the only cover approved for towing
purposes. The storage cover is meant to keep debris out of your boat
while trailering or when in storage.
To install the storage/travel cover:
Place the cover over your boat from bow to stern over
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a closed windshield. Use the ratchet system to hold the
cover in place and prevent damage caused by loose canvas.
Cleats should protrude from the travel cover as well as a
closed bimini top if that option was purchased separately.
Typical Travel Cover
Optional Sunshade For Sport Tower
With the purchase of the sport tower comes a separate option
available for purchase - the tower sunshade. The sunshade attaches
to the sport tower to provide some sun protection for the helm and
companion cockpit area.
After ensuring your sport tower is installed correctly, install the
sunshade on the sport tower:
First ensure your sunshade is properly attached to your
1) sport tower. Slide the bow through the appropriate sleeve
on your canvas. Then attach the bow to the appropriate
support arm on the sport tower. The bow will attach by
use of a ball and saddle joint. Slide the ball through the
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saddle until it stops, then secure the joint from behind by
sliding the tethered pin through the saddle.
From the storage position, un-clip and fully unroll the
2) sunshade. Extend the sunshade over the sport tower top
and attach the sunshade to the sport tower by use of the
eyelet snaps.
Finally, apply tension to the front end of the sunshade to
3) secure it in place while in motion. Attach the straps on
the forward side of the sunshade to the camel back eye
straps located on the sport tower’s frame. After connecting
the carabiner clips on the port and starboard side, your
sunshade is ready for recreation.
For trailering and storage purposes, the sport tower can be left on the
boat, but the sunshade must be rolled up and stored in the boot. The
sunshade assembly must be collapsed back against the sport tower
and clipped around the sport tower with the quick release clips. This
is also how the sunshade should be stored with speeds exceeding 35
miles per hour. Be aware of potential carbon monoxide buildup while
the sunshade is in use.
!
WARNING
AVOID PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PHYSICAL INJURY. DO NOT USE
THE SUNSHADE ABOVE A SPEED OF 35 MILES PER HOUR.
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Typical Sunshade For Sport Tower
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COCKPIT LIGHTS
A switch at the helm controls the courtesy lights in the cockpit area.
Using these lights is especially useful when boarding or exiting the
vessel at night. A light is normally located at the bow and transom
walk-thru areas.
Refer to the engine and controls chapter for switch location and
function. Refer to the systems chapter for electrical system wiring.
Refer to the technical chapter for component locations and hookup.
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DEPTH GAUGE/SOUNDER
In theory the depth gauge picks up a bottom signal sent through a
transducer to the helm gauge unit which is converted to readings in
feet, meters, or fathoms, and displayed on the gauge. The unit features
shallow or deep water alarms, both of the audio and visual type, and
keel offset.
Refer to the engine and controls chapter for gauge use. Electrical
systems are described in the systems chapter. Technical drawings are
in the technical chapter.
Operation
The depth finder will display depths of 2-199 feet, 1-92 meters, or
1-54 fathoms. To accommodate greater depths to be displayed in
the feet mode (ft), the depth sounder will automatically change to
the fathoms (f) mode and continue to display depths to around 54
fathoms. When the depth becomes larger than 200 feet, the display
will return to the feet mode. Limits on depth will vary depending on
transducers and bottom conditions.
If the reading is less than 19.9 feet, meters, or fathoms, 1/10th
increments will be displayed. If the reading is more than 19.9 feet, all
readings will be in whole numbers.
The depth finder features an audible and LCD displayed depth alarm
with adjustable shallow and deep limits and a depth below keel offset
feature. These settings once made are stored in memory and will
remain, even if the battery is not connected.
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POWER ON
When the helm is powered up by the key switch, 12 volt DC energy is
available at the depth gauge along with the remained of the instrument
cluster. You do not need to press the “ON/OFF MODE” keypad.
The LCD will illuminate showing the depth and the type of units
selected; feet (FT), meters (M), or fathoms (F). To deactivate the
depth sounder, hold the “ON/OFF MODE” keypad for 4 seconds.
Pressing the “ON/OFF MODE” keypad again, reactivates the unit.
DEPTH ALARM SHALLOW MODE
If you press the “ON/OFF MODE” keypad again, the shallow
depth alarm setting is displayed. This is the shallowest water that will
energize the alarm. Press and hold the up or down arrow keypads to
adjust the reading to the desired depth.
DEPTH ALARM DEEP MODE
By pressing the “ON/OFF MODE” keypad again, the deep depth
alarm setting is displayed. This is the deepest water that will energize
the alarm. Press and hold the up or down arrow keypads to adjust the
reading to the desired depth.
When the shallow depth setting is read by the depth finder, the “SH”
will flash on the LCD and the audible alarm will sound in a rapid
sequence. When the deep depth setting is read by the transducer, the
“DP” will flash on the LCD and the audible alarm will sound at two
beeps per second.
To fully deactivate the alarm, reset it to zero. Pressing the “ON/OFF
MODE” keypad temporarily deactivates the alarm. To reactivate, press
the “ON/OFF MODE” keypad until the depth reading appears.
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KEEL OFFSET
By pressing the “ON/OFF MODE” keypad again, the alarm will
display the keel offset setting “KL”. It can be set so the depth finder
shows the depth below the transducer, or the depth under the keel.
Press the up or down arrow keypads to adjust the reading to the
desired depth no further than 19.9 feet.
An example would be if the keel bottom is 3 feet below the transducer,
and you desire the depth sounder to read the depth below the keel, the
keel offset display should be adjusted to 3.0 FT.
Once the keel offset is programmed, the shallow and deep water
alarms will be energized by the depth under the keel.
UNITS
Pressing the “ON/OFF MODE” keypad again displays the units
mode “UN”. Press either the up or down arrow keypads to set the
units to feet (FT), meters (M), or fathoms (F). Once these units are
set, they will remain the same for all modes. By pressing the “ON/
OFF MODE” keypad again, the depth finder will return to the normal
operations screen.
!
NOTICE
AVOID EQUIPMENT DAMAGE! THE TRANSDUCER IS A
SEALED UNIT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPEN IT, SINCE IT IS NOT
SERVICEABLE.
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!
WARNING
AVOID INJURY OR DEATH! THE DEPTH SOUNDER IS NOT TO BE
USED FOR NAVIGATION OR AS A DEVICE TO AVOID GROUNDING.
USE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING IN SHALLOW AREAS AND
MAINTAIN A VERY SLOW SPEED. BE AWARE THAT WATER
DEPTHS MAY CHANGE TOO QUICKLY FOR YOU TO REACT AND
AVOID GROUNDING!
Depth Gauge With Functions
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DRAIN PLUG
Your boat is equipped with a drain plug centrally located on the
transom below deck level. Make sure it is installed tightly before
launching. Tighten with a wrench. Do not use your fingers alone to
tighten it. After your outing, while the boat is angled on the ramp,
remove the drain plug to eliminate any bilge water accumulation. If
the water stream is diminished, check for foreign objects stuck in the
drain hole. Pull the drain plug if dry storing the boat for extended
periods, especially in colder climates.
Refer to the vessel operation chapter for pre-departure use. Refer to
the storage and winterization chapter for storage information. Review
the trailering section for pre-launch and post-trip instructions.
TIGHTEN - CLOCKWISE
Drain Plug Diagram
HORN
A switch at the helm controls the audible horn signal installed on your
vessel. Be sure to test the horn before each outing and learn the horn
and bridge signals by reviewing the rules of the road chapter. Hold
the button in as needed for on-going signal.
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REGAL VIEW DISPLAY OPTION
Note: We continually strive to bring you the highest quality, full featured products. As a result, you may find thet your actual Regal Vue
display screens may be slightly different than what is represented in
this manual at the time of printing. For further information on the
Regal Vue display option operation refer to the instructions in the
owner’s information packet.
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INSTALLING/REMOVING MEMORY CARD
As an option Regal
Vue is installed as
shown. Each unit
is outfitted with a
memory card with
predetermined geographical regions.
Should the operator want a different memory card
access to the Regal
Vue panel is outlined below.
FASTENERS
1. The battery switch should be turned to the
“off ” position before starting to work behind
the dash. At the rear of the Regal Vue display
(behind the dash) you will see a small compartment with 2 allen head type fasteners. Remove both fasteners with the panel cover to
access the memory card compartment.
2. Insert a fingernail or small slotted screwdriver into the memory card end tab. Push up
to disengauge the card. Next, pull down on
the card to remove it from the card slot.
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3. Install the new card with written side out
into the card slot. Make sure the memory
card seats into the card slot.
4. Reinstall the panel cover and tighten the
allen head screws. There must be a small
“crush” on the cover gasket to ensure a tight
fit but do not over tighten the fasteners.
5. Energize the battery switch and test the display unit.
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STEREO
Standard Stereo System
The stereo system installed on your Regal boat features an AM/FM
radio with an internal iPod docking station, auxiliary device, and clock.
Your Fusion MS-IP700 radio is Sirius Satellite Radio compatible, but
your radio does not come with the Sirius Satellite Tuner required to
function. This can be installed as an after market installation to the
factory equipped stereo unit on your Regal.
A total of four speakers are installed on your Regal, which can be
upgraded to a total of six speakers with an amplifier and the purchase
of the stereo performance package option. Reference optional stereo
system later in this section for further details.
A 10 amp stereo memory fuse is located in the engine compartment
near the battery switch. Should this fuse blow investigate the source
of the problem before replacing it.
Basic stereo features are covered in this manual. For more detailed
information, refer to the stereo manufacturer’s owner’s manual.
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1
2
3 4
6
10
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
5
7
8
9
11
12
13
Catch/Release Button
Menu Button
Radio Button
Auxiliary Button
iPotd Button
Rotary Encoder
Back/Previous Button
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
Play/Pause Button
Forward/Next Button
Power Button
Mute Button
Clock Button
Brightness Button
POWER
To energize the stereo, first ensure the unit is receiving power from the
ignition switch being turned on/run. Be sure not to drain the battery
from stereo use if the engines have not been started. Then press the
power button located in the lower left hand corner of the display. To
deactivate the unit, press the power button once more.
SELECTING THE SOURCE
Press on of the function buttons on the top row.
The radio button selects the radio source. Toggle this button to switch
between AM, FM, and Sirius Radio (sirius tuner not included)
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The auxiliary button selects an auxiliary device hooked up to the
stereo unit.
The iPod button selects the iPod source from the internal hook-up.
SEARCH STATIONS (FM ONLY)
Your antenna may pick up different radio stations as you change your
location. To search for available radio stations that register via your
antenna, press the menu button in the upper left hand corner and
turn the rotary encoder to scroll through the menu options and select
“Search Stations” by pressing the encoder in. Your Fusion radio
will now search for frequencies it can receive based on your current
location. Frequencies found will be saved as presets.
Press the menu button to level up and out of the main menu to the
regular display.
TUNING / SELECTING A STATION OR SONG
Utilize the back / previous button (|<<) and the forward / next
button (>>|) to scroll through available radio channels when using
the radio source, or to scroll through songs on your iPod when using
the iPod source.
SAVE A CURRENT RADIO STATION AS PRESET
To save a current radio station, have your Fusion radio set to that
station. Select the menu button and use the rotary encoder to select
the “Preset” option by pressing the encoder in. Now use the rotary
encoder to select the “Save Current” option.
Press the menu button once to return to the presets menu, again for
the main menu, and a third time to return to the original display.
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This can alternatively be accomplished by pressing and holding the
play button while listening to the radio station.
REMOVE PRESETS
To remove a radio station from your preset list, press the menu button
and use the rotary encoder to select the “Presets” option. Now use
the rotary encoder to select the “Remove Presets” option, and select
the stations to remove again using the encoder.
Press the menu button once to return to the presets menu, again for
the main menu, and a third time to return to the original display.
VOLUME
Utilize the rotary encoder to increase or decrease the volume coming
out of the speakers. Volume is displayed on a scale from 0-24 for all
active zones.
TONE
Select the menu button in the upper left hand corner and turn the
rotary encoder to scroll through the menu options and select “Setup”
by pressing the encoder in. In this sub menu, use the rotary encoder
to select “Tone”.
Now use the rotary encoder to modify the bass setting from -7 to +7.
Press the rotary encoder to select the setting. Now the treble scale is
selected. Again use the rotary encoder to modify the treble setting
from -7 to +7. Press the rotary encoder to select the treble setting.
Press the menu button to level up one menu to the tone menu. Press
the menu button again to reach the setup menu, again to return to the
base menu, and once more to return to the regular display.
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BALANCE
Select the menu button in the upper left hand corner and turn the
rotary encoder to scroll through the menu options and select “Setup”
by pressing the encoder in. In this sub-menu, use the rotary encoder
to select “Balance”.
Now use the rotary encoder to modify the sound coming out of the
left and right speakers on a scale from -7 (left) to +7 (right). Press the
rotary encoder to select the setting.
Press the menu button to level up one menu to the balance menu.
Press the menu button again to return to the setup menu, again fro
the main menu, and once more to return to the regular display.
MUTE
To mute the sound coming out of the speakers with the press of
a button, select the mute button located as the lower left function
button on the stereo face. Press this button once more to un-mute.
PLAY / PAUSE
The button directly in the middle of all function buttons controls the
ability to play or pause a song on an iPod or auxiliary capable device.
This button toggles between the play function and pause function.
SELECT VOLUME LIMIT ON ZONES
Select the menu button in the upper left hand corner and turn the
rotary encoder to scroll through the menu options and select “Zones”
by pressing the encoder in. In this sub-menu, select which zones you
wish to modify the volume limit by using the rotary encoder.
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Now use the rotary encoder to modify the volume limit on the selected
zone from 0 to 24.
Press the menu button to level up one menu to the selected zone menu.
Press the menu button again to return to the zones menu, again for
the main menu, and once more to return to the regular display.
ZONES
Your Regal comes standard with two equipped zones. Zone one
refers to the two speakers in the forward position nearest the helm
and companion seats. Zone two refers to the two speakers in the aft
position nearest the aft cockpit. Zone three is reserved for additional
speakers installed as an optional feature (see later in this section).
CLOCK ADJUSTMENT
To adjust the clock, press the menu button in the upper left hand
corner, and turn the rotary encoder to scroll through the menu option
and select “Setup” by pressing the encoder in. In this sub menu, use
the rotary encoder to select the “Clock Adjust” option.
Use the rotary encoder to toggle the 24 hour clock mode, or to select
the “Set Time” function. Once “Set Time” has been selected, use the
rotary encoder to change the hour on the clock, pressing it in when
finalized. This allows the rotary encoder to change the minutes on the
clock in a similar manner.
Once the time is finalized, hit the menu button to return to the clock
adjustment menu, again to return to the setup menu, again for the
main menu, and a forth time to return to the regular display.
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CLOCK DISPLAY
To display the clock, simply press the clock button on the face of
the stereo. It is the middle button on the bottom row of function
buttons on the stereo face. This toggles the clock display on the LCD
screen.
BRIGHTNESS
Use the brightness button to bring up the brightness menu. From
here, the rotary encoder can change the brightness of the LCD screen
- selecting a brightness by pressing the rotary encoder. Toggle the
brightness button to return to the regular display.
IPOD CONNECTION & PLAYBACK
Your Fusion radio comes with an internal iPod dock. Use the catch /
release button to unlock the stern face and rotate it downward. Here,
the iPod dock is accessible. It features stackable inserts for different
iPod sizes and models to connect to the port in the back of the docking
station. Simply find the correct sleeve for your model iPod (refer to
the Fusion Radio documentation) and insert the sleeves back into the
docking station as directed by the Fusion Stereo documentation. Be
sure not to insert your iPod without the appropriate sleeve, or in the
docking station with debris inside. Playback of the iPod should start
automatically after selecting the iPod source on the face of the Fusion
radio. Be sure to close the radio face and enclose you iPod in the dock
to prevent it from falling out or damaging the docking connection.
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Typical Internal iPod Docking Station
The play/pause, back/previous, and next/forward buttons should
function as previously described. To repeat or shuffle, press the menu
button and select the “Repeat/shuffle” option. Select “Repeat Track”
to repeat the current track, or “Shuffle Tracks” to shuffle individual
tracks or “Shuffle Album” to shuffle the playback of songs within an
album.
AUXILIARY CONNECTION & PLAYBACK
Auxiliary listening devices are connected using RCA cables at the back
of the stereo device. Some auxiliary devices may require an adapter
cable to connect to your stereo system. Simply plug in the left (white)
and right (red) inputs to their mating plug on the stereo. Turn on
your device and then select the auxiliary device using the auxiliary
button located in the middle of the top row of function buttons on
the stereo face.
Volume depending on the auxiliary device may be controlled on the
device itself, through the Fusion radio, or some combination thereof.
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Optional Performance Package
The optional upgrade includes 2 extra speakers and an amplifier to
drive the system. The amplifier is normally located in the port bow
storage area. The 30 amp fuse for the amplifier is normally located
in the engine compartment near the battery switch. Should the fuse
“blow”, investigate the problem before replacing the fuses with the
same type and capacity fuse. These features are normally connected
to zone three of the Fusion stereo system.
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SEATS/HATCH & STORAGE
Bucket Helm Seat
The bucket helm seat and optional companion bucket seat (see later
in this section) features forward and aft movement, as well as a swivel
motion that allows the seat to pivot, and a flip up bolster cushion that
allows any user to control his/her comfort and position.
To adjust the fore and aft helm seat position, loosen the black fore &
aft adjustment knob located amidship by turning counter clockwise.
Then slide the seat to the desired location and retighten the knob.
To swivel the seat, pull up on the swivel handle to unlock the detention
system. While the detention system is unlocked, pivot the seat to the
desired position. Be sure to lock the swivel in the detented position
by pushing down on the handle and finding a locked position. DO
NOT run the vessel unless the swivel is in the locked position.
To flip the bolster cushion up, simply grab the front cushion and pull
up.
Seat slider fasteners should periodically be checked for tightness. DO
NOT alter the seat slide system in any way.
!
CAUTION
TO PREVENT BODILY INJURY! PERIODICALLY CHECK AND
TIGHTEN THE MOUNTING BOLTS BETWEEN THE SEAT SLIDER
AND THE BUCKET SEAT BOTTOM. ALSO, CHECK THE FLOOR
INSERT BOLTS.
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3
2
Typical Bucket Seat Layout
1)
2)
Flip up Bolster
Swivel Handle
3)
Fore & Aft Adjustment Knob
Optional Companion Bucket Seat
The companion bucket seat option replaces the standard companion
seat with a bucket seat just like the helm. Controls and maintenance
procedures are the same.
Aft Cockpit Seat
The aft cockpit seat has the ability to flip up for access to the cooler
compartment. It features a hydraulic ram to support the cushion
while open. To open the aft cockpit seat, unsnap the seat from the
deck, grab the cushion by the metal bar, and pull up. ALWAYS make
sure the aft cockpit seat is down when underway.
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Engine Hatch/Sun Pad
Your engine is accessible through the engine hatch which doubles as
a sun pad. This hatch must ALWAYS be closed and locked while
underway. The sun pad should NEVER be used while the engines are
on. This is also how you access the transom storage compartment.
To open the engine hatch, pull up on the engine hatch release lever
located along the backrest of the aft cockpit seat, and lift the engine
hatch open. Your engine hatch uses hydraulic rams to keep it open
To close the engine hatch, push the engine hatch down completely
until the release lever locks the engine hatch back down.
Transom Filler Cushion
The transom walk-thru can double as a seat when needed. A filler
cushion and backrest can be snapped into place on the walk-thru to
provide support.
The seat cushion is placed on the walk-thru first. Two snaps attach
to the step tread, while an additional two straps snap to the riser near
the cockpit light. The backrest is put in place next. It is secured by
attaching two straps to the walk-thru walls, one on either side of the
walk-thru.
This is only a filler cushion for use while drifting or when anchored.
DO NOT use the filler cushion while the boat is underway or while
the aft walk-thru is in use.
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Ski Locker
Your Regal is equipped with a floor ski locker which is used to store
equipment. Its long and narrow profile make it perfect for storing ski
equipment. To open your ski locker, pop the handle up, rotate the
handle 180 degrees, and pull up on it. Your ski locker opens with the
assist of a hydraulic ram. Your ski locker contains its own drain and
allows access to the transducer for removal. DO NOT open the ski
locker while underway. Ensure the ski locker is in the locked position
after use.
Glove Box
The glove box on the port dash panel can be closed and locked with
a key to keep valuables safe while onboard. To open the glove box,
unlock it using the key, and press the lock mechanism down while
lifting the lid open.
Bow Storage Compartment
The very front seat of your boat features a storage compartment
underneath the seat. To access this storage compartment, lift the seat
cushion upward. This storage area naturally drains to the ski locker
and down to the bilge.
Bow Storage Locker
For further storage locations, your boat is equipped with bow storage
lockers. To access these lockers, firmly grasp the backrest of the
forward facing bow seats and open them in an outboard direction.
The storage locker in front of the helm also features the dashboard
fuse box. Close these lockers firmly to secure the backrest.
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Typical Bow Storage Locker
Optional Sport Tower
An optional sport tower feature is available for your boat. This tower
option is a collapsible design for trailering and storage purposes. To
collapse and expand the sport tower, simply unscrew the black knobs
at the attachment joints, and remove or reassemble the aluminum
poles. The expanded sport tower should not be used in speeds in
excess of 35 miles per hour. If collapsed, store the sport tower poles
in the ski locker. Your sport tower also features a pylon on the top
of the structure. This is used as an alternative ski or tubing anchor.
The sport tower features additional attachments when the optional
sunshade canvas is equipped. Note that the sport tower option is not
available with the purchase of the bimini top option.
Swim Ladder
Utilize the swim ladder for entering and exiting the water. Use the
appropriate hand rails and ladder rungs. Be sure all body parts are
clear of the ladder when folding the ladder up or down. Keep body
parts away from the hinged and sliding parts. Read and adhere to
any written warnings posted on the dash or swim platform regarding
ladder load limits.
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TURN THE ENGINE OFF AND REMOVE THE IGNITION
KEYS WHILE PEOPLE ARE SWIMMING NEAR THE
BOAT, USING THE SWIM PLATFORM, OR BOARDING
THE LADDER. Also, insist people use the ladder and not the stern
drive for entering and exiting the vessel.
Swim Platform
Your Regal features the largest-in-class swim platform available. It is
important to note that the swim platform is connected to the transom
of your boat by hardware that should be periodically inspected for
tightness. The hardware should be kept in good condition to avoid
safety hazards. NEVER exceed the maximum weight for your swim
platform as described on a label near the swim ladder.
!
CAUTION
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE! DO NOT USE
THE SWIM PLATFORM CLEATS FOR TOWING OR ANY TYPE OF
PERMANENT MOORING OR DOCKING. USE BOW, STERN, AND
SPRING LINE CLEATS FOR MOORING.
!
WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH! DO NOT OPERATE THE
ENGINES WITH PEOPLE ON TOP OR HOLDING ONTO
THE SWIM PLATFORM OR HARDWARE.
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Windshield
The center windshield shall be closed and locked when the boat is
making headway. Make sure both locking latches are firmly seated in
a horizontal position against the windshield framework. Magnets will
secure the center windshield when open.
Cosmetic Care &
Maintenance
COSMETIC CARE
This section covers the care and maintenance
of your Regal boat. Many cosmetic care topics
including exterior hardware, upholstery, fiberglass
and canvas are covered along with major equipment
and systems. Refer to the owner’s information
packet and the appropriate engine manufacturer’s
manuals for further detailed instructions.
Upholstery
Cockpit and interior vinyl require periodic cleaning to maintain a neat
appearance and to prevent the build up of dirt, mildew and contaminants that may stain and reduce the vinyl life if they are not removed.
The frequency of cleaning depends on the amount of use and conditions to which the vinyl is subjected.
Most common stains can be cleaned using warm, soapy water and
clear rinses. Scrubbing with a soft bristle brush will help loosen soiled
material from embossed surfaces and under welting. If the stains are
not removed with the above method use a mild cleaner such as Fantastic. This cleaner should be used only as needed and not the normal
means.
With more stubborn stains, rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits may be
tried cautiously. Widespread solvent use can severely damage or discolor
vinyl. Try to remove stains immediately before they have a chance to
penetrate the surface of the vinyl.
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Powdered abrasives, steel wool, or industrial strength cleaners are
not recommended for cleaning our vinyl. Lacquer solvents will cause
immediate damage. Dilute chlorine bleach before using. Do not wax
the vinyl as it may cause cracking. Always wear protective gloves and
make sure there is sufficient ventilation when cleaning vinyl. Wear eye
protection.
Remember that suntan oil will damage vinyl. Use suntan lotion instead
of suntan oil. Exposure to the sun is a natural enemy of vinyl upholstery.
Keep the vessel covered with a cockpit cover when not in use.
Cockpit Carpet
Use approved cleaners on carpet. Always try on a test area first. Many
spots and spills can be removed using a cleaner combined with a clean,
white terry towel. Try not to soak an area excessively and do not use
solvents because most interior carpet is rubber backed and glued in
place. Solvents and abrasives will break down the backing and fibers.
Note: Always roll up cockpit carpet before towing your boat.
Store carpet in a locker.
Plastics
Use plastic cleaners and polishes recommended for marine use only. Use
proper applicators. Read all instructions carefully. Test the product in a
small area first. Use a soft rag and always rinse the surface with water.
Ammonia based cleaners and abrasives will damage plastic parts.
NOTICE
NEVER CLEAN PLASTIC SURFACES WITH A DRY
CLOTH OR GLASS CLEANING SOLUTIONS
CONTAINING AMMONIA. NEVER USE SOLVENTS
OR WIPE WITH ABRASIVES
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Interior Fabrics
Clean flat good interior fabrics with dry cleaning fluid style cleaners approved for use with soft fabrics. Allow adequate ventilation and follow
the label instructions carefully. Use a soft cleanser with feldspar to clean
stubborn marks or stains on wallpaper. Normal interior vinyl such as
used on the headliner on cruisers and head clean up with a mild soap
and water solution. Rinse immediately with clean water and wipe dry.
Always test an area with a cleaner before applying it to a larger area.
Fiberglass & Gelcoat
!
CAUTION
AVOID BODILY INJURY!
WAXED GELCOAT SURFACES
CAN BE VERY SLIPPERY.
DO NOT WAX NORMALLY USED AREAS
OF THE DECK, LINER, OR GUNWALES.
DO NOT WAX ANY TEXTURED
OR NONSKID SURFACES
SUCH AS FLOORS, WALKWAYS,
STEPS, LADDERS OR SWIM PLATFORMS.
WEAR NON-SLIP FOOTWEAR WHEN WALKING
ON VESSEL SURFACES.
Routine maintenance is the only practical way to keep the surface of
your boat looking shiny and new. Most objects left outdoors will gradually deteriorate from exposure to the sun, water, dust and pollution. Such
outdoor exposure can cause your boat’s gelcoated surface to change
or fade. Darker colors tend to fade more rapidly than lighter colors
because they absorb more of the sun’s rays (ultraviolet and infrared).
Basic maintenance includes monthly washing of the boat’s surface to
remove normal accumulation of soil and stain.
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Use a mild detergent such as dishwasher powder or liquid. Do not use
automatic dishwasher detergent. Avoid any kind of alkaline cleaners
such as trisodium phosphate (TSP), abrasives, bleaches and ammonia.
For best results use cleaners that are recommended for fiberglass.
NOTICE
WIRE BRUSHES, SCOURING PADS, OR OTHER
ABRASIVE TYPE MATERIALS AND SOLUTIONS
SHOULD NEVER BE USED ON THE HULL
OR DECK OF YOUR BOAT.
THEY CREATE SMALL SCRATCH MARKS
THAT WILL COLLECT MARINE GROWTH
AND OTHER FOREIGN MATERIALS.
It is recommended that you wax the gelcoat surface twice yearly to
prevent loss of gloss and to protect the finish. Use only waxes for
fiberglass and follow the label instructions. Apply a 3’ x 3’ section at
a time using clean applicator cloths or a buffing bonnet. When a haze
develops, use a power buffer at low speeds (1200-2000 rpm) to remove
the haze. Keep the buffer moving to avoid heat buildup. The power
buffer is very efficient at removing contaminants from gelcoat. Never
wax gelcoat in the direct sun.
When the washing and waxing as recommended does not restore the
shine it may be necessary to use a fine rubbing compound. Do not apply rubbing compound in direct sunlight. A power buffer at low speed
does an excellent job to remove impurities from the gel coat that cause
dulling. Use light pressure and keep the buffer moving. Re-wax after
compounding to buff the surface.
“Hairline cracks” or “spider webbing” could develop in the gelcoat
surface of a hull or deck. This can be caused by impact or other factors. Small air pockets or gouges may also occur through normal wear.
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These do not affect the strength of the hull or deck and can be repaired
by yourself, a marine professional or a Regal dealer.
The affected area should be chipped or sanded away and a thin layer
of color matched gelcoat applied. This layer is then sanded smooth
and buffed to its original luster.
Most minor scratches, nicks, and dents can be removed by compounding the surface. Marine type compounds can be found at most auto
body supply stores. Specify a number 25 which is a coarser compound
up to a number 55 being less coarse. Various glazes and polishes are
available as needed. Ask your marine professional or Regal dealer for
more information. Fiberglass hulls are strong but they can be damaged.
A fiberglass hull has virtually no internal stresses. Thus when a part
is broken or punctured, the rest of the hull retains its original shape.
A severe blow will either be absorbed or result in a definite localized
break. A break of this nature should be checked and repaired by a
marine professional or a Regal dealer.
Minor Repairs
You will need the following materials for minor repairs:
• Gelcoat
• Clear Liquid Catalyst
• Putty Knife
• Razor Blade
• Fine Sandpaper (400,600,1000)
• Wax Paper (to cover repair area)
!
WARNING
AVOID BODILY INJURY!
GELCOAT & FIBERGLASS RESIN ARE FLAMMABLE.
WORK IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA FREE FROM
OPEN FLAMES. DO NOT SMOKE!
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For minor repairs refer to the following procedure:
1. Clean the area to be repaired and get rid of any wax or grease
residues.
2. Clean out scratches, chips, and nicks.
3. Sand area to be repaired so gelcoat will bond.
4. In a separate container, measure only the amount of gelcoat you
will need. Mix a ratio of 2% ratio of catalyst to the amount of gelcoat
being used (a spoonful of gelcoat will require only a drop or two of
catalyst). Do not pour any unused portions of the gelcoat/catalyst
mixture back into either original container.
5. Apply gelcoat to area leaving a slight lift above the surface.
6. Cover the area with wax paper. It will help the mixture to set up
faster.
7. Remove wax paper and shave off any extra gelcoat with a razor
blade.
8. After the area is shaved smooth, start with the 400, 600, and finally
1000 grit sand papers.
9. Buff the area with compound, polish and a finish wax. You may
notice a difference between the repaired area and the original finish
due to the natural weathering process.
Canvas
Boat canvas is in most cases subjected to more severe punishment than
practically any other type of material. Moisture, dirt and chemicals
from industrial fallout, heat, ultraviolet rays and salt water are all factors
which accelerate the deterioration of your boat canvas.
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These elements can cause serious damage if left unchecked.
The boat top and other canvas supplied on your Regal boat are
manufactured from top quality materials to provide you with years of
trouble free service. The following information on the care, cleaning
and proper storage of the fabrics and fasteners that make up your
marine canvas is being provided to help you maintain the appearance
and ease of operation.
Sunbrella is used on most Regal tops, aft curtains, camper enclosures,
bow tonneaus and cockpit covers. Sunbrella is a woven fabric made from
100% solution dyed acrylic fiber. It is color fast and will withstand long
term exposure to the sun (ultraviolet rays) without excessive fading.
Sunbrella is a woven fabric. Even though it is treated with water repellency some “misting” through the fabric is typical. With new canvas,
the greatest potential for leakage is through the sewn seams. Because
Sunbrella and the long term thread used is synthetic, the holes created
by sewing will not swell up and seal when exposed to water as cotton
does. Usually the movement of the fabric in use will move the fibers
enough to seal the holes. You may apply Apseal or Uniseal to the seams
to speed up this process.
When the canvas is new, the fit will normally be tight. It is designed this
way because Sunbrella stretches as it ages, The initial tight fit allows
for a suitable fit for the life of the canvas. The Sunbrella fit will vary
slightly in the heat, cold, and rain.
Sunbrella Cleaning Instructions
Sunbrella should be cleaned regularly before substances such as dirt,
roof particles, etc., are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded
in the fabric. The fabric can be cleaned without being removed from
the boat. Simply brush off any loose dirt, hose down, and clean with a
mild solution of natural soap in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly to
remove soap. DO NOT USE DETERGENTS! Allow to air dry.
For heavily soiled fabric, remove the top from the frame.
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Soak the fabric in a solution that has been mixed to the following
proportions.: 1/2 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup of Ivory or Lux soap
(liquid or soap) per each gallon of lukewarm water. Allow the fabric
to soak until the bleach has killed the mildew and the stains can be
brushed out with a common kitchen scrub brush. Rinse the fabric
thoroughly in cold water to remove all the soap. This may require
several rinsings. Incomplete rinsing can cause deterioration of sewing
threads and prohibit the fabric from being properly retreated. Allow
the fabric to dry completely. DO NOT STEAM PRESS OR DRY
IN AN ELECTRIC OR GAS DRYER! Excessive heat can damage
and shrink the fabric since it is heat sensitive.
This method of cleaning may remove part of the water and stain
repellent that was applied to the fabric during its manufacture. It is
recommended to retreat with such water repellency products as Apseal
and Uniseal. We do not recommend any wax based treatments such as
Thompson’s Water Seal or any of the silicone products such as SC-15
or Aqua-Tite. Wax based products prevent the fabric from breathing,
and encourage mildew growth while the silicone products interact
with the original fluorocarbon finish and seem to cause a rapid loss
of water repellency.
Clear Vinyl, Zipper & Snap Care
Never store canvas wet or in an unventilated, moist area. Always roll
the canvas instead of folding. This is of particular importance on side
curtains or any other part with the clear vinyl “glass”. Roll the top carefully around the bows and cover with the storage boot provided.
The clear vinyl “glass” used in side curtains, aft curtains, visors, and
camper enclosures is very susceptible to heat and cold. Keep vinyl
curtains from touching metal tubing to minimize burning the vinyl.
If the boat is stored with top, side curtains and aft curtain in place,
heat build up inside the boat may discolor the vinyl.
To clean the clear “vinyl” glass, use a solution of Ivory or Lux soap,
liquid or flakes, and lukewarm water. Allow to air dry. Never use any
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type of abrasive cleaner as it will scratch the “vinyl” glass. There are
many cleaners and scratch removers on the market specifically for clear
vinyl. Handle the clear curtains carefully. They are soft and prone to
scratching.
Canvas parts are designed with zippers. When zippers are new they
can be a little difficult to use. Zip carefully without forcing the zipper
or the material. They will loosen with use. A zipper lubricant may be
used to help new zippers as well as maintaining used ones. The most
vulnerable part of the zipper is the starts. Use care when beginning to
close the zipper.
Canvas snap fasteners should be unsnapped as close to the button
as possible. Never remove canvas by pulling roughly on the edge of
the material. This can damage the canvas as well as the fasteners. Use
petroleum jelly on snaps to keep them from developing corrosion
especially in harsh environments.
Metal
Keep all stainless steel and other metal parts rinsed and wiped dry. To
maintain their finish annually polish the stainless steel and other bright
works at least annually. Use commercially available metal products and
read the labels carefully before use. Refer to the flyer in the owners
information pouch. Most marinas and boating retail outlets carry metal
care products.
Hull Bottom
Never use wire brushes or highly abrasive scouring pads on your hull
bottom. It could damage the gel coat surface or the bottom paint. The
bottom of your boat needs to be clean since the build up of natural
coatings from water or marine life can potentially create drag and affect your boat’s performance. Contact a marine professional or Regal
dealer for more information.
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FREQUENT STAINS/CLEAN-UP STEPS 1
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate...................................
Permanent Marker*........................................
Household Dirt...............................................
Grease...............................................................
Ketchup, Tomato Products............................
Latex Paint.......................................................
Oil Base Paint..................................................
Mustard.............................................................
Suntan Oil........................................................
Asphalt/Road Tar...........................................
Crayon..............................................................
Engine Oil........................................................
Spray Paint.......................................................
Chewing Gum.................................................
Shoe Polish*.....................................................
Ballpoint Pen*..................................................
Lipstick.............................................................
Eyeshadow........................................................
Mildew*............................................................
Wet Leaves *....................................................
B
E
A
D
A
A
D
A
A
D
D
B
B
D
D
E
A
E
C
C
2
3
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
C
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
C
A
A
A
A= Soft brush; warm soapy water/rinse/ dry
B= Fantastik cleaner
C= One tablespoon ammonia, 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, 3/4
cup of warm water/ rinse/dry
D= Scrape off residue ( use ice to lift gum)
E= Denatured alcohol/rinse/dry
* These products contain dyes which leave permanent stains.
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MAINTENANCE
Engine
Each engine package is unique and quite complex. A select portion of
the maintenance items are covered in this chapter. Many times because
of the advanced ignition and fuel injection systems used on marine
engines it is best to use trained marine professionals. For more detailed
information, refer to the manufacturer’s engine owner’s manual or call
your closest authorized Regal dealer.
Stern Drive
The stern drive unit should be checked before each outing. Tilt up the
drive and check for any debris around the intake and any fish line tangled
in the propeller. Check your engine manual for stern drive maintenance
schedules or call your nearest authorized Regal dealer.
Propellers
Out-of-balance or nicked props will effect performance or cause
vibration. Damaged props should be replaced, but those that are
chipped or bent can usually be reconditioned by a marine dealer or a
propeller repair facility. When cruising, consider carrying a spare set
of props on board because many marinas do not carry a full inventory
of replacement propellers. Also, carry an extra set of prop hardware.
Refer to the manufacturer’s engine manual for appropriate stern drive
and inboard propeller replacement.
Be sure to make a note of the propeller diameter and pitch while the
vessel is in dry dock. They are pressed into the prop for easy reading.
In an emergency an aluminum propeller blade can be straightened by
laying the propeller blade on a 2 x 4 and hammering the bent portion
of the blade until straight. This procedure will assist the operator in
reaching port so he can have the propeller re-pitched.
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It is advantageous to carry the needed tools to change propellers. Use
the following procedure to remove single stern drive propellers.
This method provides a safety margin from sharp blades especially
those with stainless steel propellers. A 2” x 4” piece of wood placed
across the ventilation plate allows safe removal of the propeller. With
propeller units you may need to add a shim to the 2” x 4” piece of
wood to remove the propeller safely. See the engine manufacturer’s
owner’s manual for further information.
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VOLVO DUO PROP INSTALLATION
Coat both shafts with marine
grease. Place the remote
control in forward position
to lock shafts.
Install the front propeller.
Install propeller nut. Tighten
to 45 ft. lbs. Make sure the
chamfered edge of the prop
nut is facing forward. Failure
to install prop nut correctly
could result in loss of prop or
damage to the lower unit.
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VOLVO DUO PROP INSTALLATION
Shift remote control to reverse to
lock the propeller shaft. Install the
rear propeller.
Install the rear propeller nut and
tightenit to 50 foot pounds using
a torque wrench. Shift the remote
control to neutral. The propeller
shoud turn freely.
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MERCRUISER BRAVO ONE
MERCRUISER BRAVO THREE
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Steering
Your boat uses a rack or rotary style steering system featuring a cable
that functions with assistance through the engine power steering pump.
As you turn the wheel force is applied through the system to a hydraulic
cylinder found at the aft end of the engine and attached through the
engine power steering pump hoses.
With the engine running, check the engine power steering pump
level before each outing. Add the appropriate power steering fluid.
Periodically inspect the entire steering system for tightness and signs
of wear and leaks including the steering wheel. Lubricate the steering
shaft at the engine. Refer to the manufacturer’s engine manual in the
owner’s pouch for additional information along with the maintenance
chart in this chapter.
CHECK HOSE CONNECTIONS
FOR LEAKS & TIGHTNESS
.
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CHECK NUT FOR
TIGHTNESS.
Cosmetic Care & Maintenance
Battery
Frequently check your battery terminals for corrosion build-up. If you
find a greenish, powdery substance, remove the cable connections
and clean both the both the terminals and the connectors with a wire
brush. When the cleaning is finished reconnect the battery cables and
coat the terminal with an approved grease or petroleum jelly to help
prevent further corrosion. Check the electrolyte level at least every
30 days, more often in hot weather. The level should be maintained
between the top of the battery plates and the bottom of the fill cap
opening. Add distilled water as needed after charging the batteries or
periodically as needed. Do not overfill because sulfuric acid could run
over and cause burns or an explosion.
Batteries should be charged outside the boat. Do not smoke or bring
flames near a battery that is being or has recently been charged. The
hydrogen gas generated by battery charging is highly explosive.
Set batteries on a block of wood rather than concrete since this procedure will help the batteries from losing their charge.
Do not allow a metal object or loose wires to spark across battery
posts while working close to the battery. Contact across terminals will
cause a short circuit and personal injury may result.
Tighten all battery connectors securely. Check their tightness by pulling on the connectors. They should not move from their tightened
position. Be sure to reinstall the positive boot over the battery terminal after tightening the battery post connection. While using the boat,
use the volt meter to monitor the charge level of the battery. Monitor
the charge with the engines turned off (static condition).
The engine alternators recharge the batteries. A fully charged battery
will indicate between 12.3 and 12.6 volts on the voltmeter. Readings
below this could indicate a dead battery cell or a charging system malfunction which should be checked by a marine professional.
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!
WARNING
TO PREVENT BODILY INJURY!
BATTERIES CONTAIN SULFURIC ACID (POISON)
WHICH ALSO CAN CAUSE BURNS.
AVOID CONTACT WITH THE SKIN, EYES & CLOTHING.
IF CONTACTED, FLUSH WITH WATER AT LEAST 15
MINUTES. IF SWALLOWED, DRINK LARGE AMOUNTS
OF WATER OR MILK. FOLLOW UP WITH MILK OF
MAGNESIA, BEATEN EGG OR VEGETABLE OIL. GET
MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY!
!
WARNING
TO PREVENT BODILY INJURY!
WEAR GOGGLES, RUBBER GLOVES
AND A PROTECTIVE APRON
WHEN WORKING WITH A BATTERY.
BATTERY ELECTROLYTE CAUSES SEVERE EYE
DAMAGE AND SKIN BURNS.
IN CASE OF SPILLAGE, WASH AREA WITH
A SOLUTION OF BAKING SODA AND WATER.
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Remote Control
Check the helm control box and the cable attachment
at the engine for tightness and shifting without
binding. This applies to engines with standard remote
controls only.
Shift and throttle controls at both the engine and
helm areas must be checked on a periodic basis. At
the engine end, make sure all control cable hardware
is tight and control cable brackets are secure. An
application of silicone spray on the cable ends
periodically will keep control cables working freely
and fights corrosion. At the helm end check to make sure the control
box hardware is tightly secured. Contact a marine professional or Regal
dealer for further assistance.
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Seating
The bucket seat slider needs periodic inspection
and maintenance. Loosen the swivel knob located
on the slider and pull the slider off the pedestal.
Inspect all fasteners and metal for fatigue.
Lubricate the points shown in the illustration with
a marine type grease. type of grease will not run
off under warm temperatures. Use a paint brush
to apply the grease. Also, use silicone spray for
areas that can not be accessed with the grease. Reassemble slider to
pedestal with the delrin cup positioned correctly.
BUCKET SEAT SLIDER MAINTENANCE
LUBRICATE SLIDER PLATE
LUBRICATE
HANDLES &
BOLT
HANDLE
HANDLE
HANDLE
BOLT
LUBRICATE ALL
SPLINES
CHECK FASTENERS
FOR TIGHTNESS
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Bilge Pump
The bilge pump is usually installed in the engine compartment just
below the engine front. Check for foreign materials stuck in the strainer
area or discharge hose.
Check all clamps and electrical connections for tightness. A quick check
of the bilge pump automatic float switch is afforded by lifting up on
the float and listening for the pump operating. Look around the float
area for foreign debris and remove as necessary.
Fuel Tank & Fittings
Periodically inspect the fuel tank components for loose clamps at
the vent, fill and feed locations. Examine each hose for signs of
deterioration and leakage. Check the fuel sender for loose bolts, nuts,
and leaks at all areas of contact. Also, inspect the fuel tank for signs
of leakage or abrasion. Tighten all components as needed.
TYPICAL FUEL TANK
ANTI-SIPHON VALVE
HOSE CLAMPS
FUEL SENDER
FUEL FEED
FUEL FILL
FUEL VENT
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Fuse Panel
The fuse panel is located
under the dash area. On
select models the panel can be
accessed on the bow side of
the helm. Lift the starboard
bow seat backrest to access
the fuse panel. Fuses are of
the automotive type and can
Fuses
be obtained at most auto
aftermarket stores or your
closest authorized Regal dealer who can order it as a designated fuse
pack. It is recommended that you carry all the different amperages.
When a fuse “blows” determine
the cause before replacing the
fuse. Never replace with a
higher amperage fuse since the
equipment, wiring or even worse
a fire could develop due to an
overload.
TYPICAL HELM FUSE PANEL
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Stereo
The Fusion® stereo head unit
requires little maintenance. When
washing the cockpit, do not
discharge water directly at the
stereo unit. Possible damage may
result. As with any CD unit clean your CD’s to keep them from skipping.
This process also aids in keeping dust out of the unit. Never allow water
to enter the iPOD mechanism behind the head cover.
For further information, refer to your stereo owner’s manual located
in the owner’s packet.
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Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Vessels with the automatic fire
extinguisher system should check
the halon unit for tightness at the
engine compartment monthly. At
that time the unit itself should
be weighed to ensure it is full.
If the green dash indicator light
is not on when the key is in the
ignition position there is a system
malfunction that must be investigated immediately. Refer to the manual
in the owner’s packet
Blower
Check the blower hoses to ensure they are fastened in the bilge properly
and there are no holes in them. The hose connected to the blower needs
to be positioned about 3/4 of the way down in the bilge to evacuate
fumes properly. All vents need to be checked for debris.
Make sure the blower motor is securely fastened and all hose clamps
and or tie wraps are tight. Also, check all electrical eyelet connectors
for tightness.
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Galvanic/Stray Current Corrosion
CORROSION TABLE
Gold
Stainless Steel
Bronze
Copper
Brass
Steel
Aluminum
Zinc
Magnesium
Least Active
Most Active
Metal parts underwater can be subjected to two basic styles of
electrolysis: galvanic corrosion and stray current corrosion. Both can
damage the drive, propeller, underwater parts, boat and motor if not
correctly monitored (testing at 2 week intervals) and avoided.
Galvanic corrosion is an electrochemical reaction between two or
more metals. Drive systems consist of several different metals. Some
are more active than others.
Galvanic corrosion of the more chemically active metals can occur
whenever two or more dissimilar metals that are “grounded” (connected
by actually touching each other, or through a wire or metal part) are
immersed in a conductive solution (any material that can conduct
electricity). Anything but pure water is conductive. Saltwater, fresh
water with a high mineral content and polluted freshwater are highly
conductive. Conductivity increases with temperature. That is why
Florida boats experience more corrosion than boats in Maine.
Specifically look at a typical marine drive unit with a stainless steel
propeller. The aluminum is the more chemically active metal (called
the anode) and the stainless steel propeller is the less chemically active
metal (called the cathode).
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Typically electrons flow from the anode (the aluminum drive unit),via
the external conducting path to the cathode (stainless steel propeller). If there is a very large anode connected to a small cathode, the
anode will corrode very slowly. If a very large cathode is connected
to a small anode, the anode will corrode very quickly. Obviously, if
you do not control galvanic corrosion, over time the aluminum will
corrode away.
The first sign of galvanic corrosion is paint blistering (starting on
sharp edges) below the water line- a white powdery substance forms
on the exposed metal areas. As the corrosion advances, the exposed
metal will become deeply pitted as the metal is actually eaten away.
Another condition which will increase galvanic corrosion is the removal or reduction in surface area of the sacrificial anodes. Never add
aftermarket products that are connected to the engine ground such as
stainless steel steering aids and trim planes.
Zinc connected to aluminum will form a corrosion cell but the aluminum (drive) becomes the cathode and the zinc (anode) corrodes.
Even though your boat may not have shore power aboard current
from nearby vessels with shore power can produce stray current galvanic corrosion. Stray current corrosion occurs when metal with an
electrical current flowing into it is immersed in water that is grounded
(lake, ocean, pond). The current can leave the metal and flow through
the water to ground. This will cause rapid corrosion of the metal at
the point where the current leaves.
When a vessel nearby is plugged into shore power, they can potentially tie your aluminum drive unit to their boat via the green grounding shore power lead. Your aluminum drive unit could be the receiving
end of a large galvanic cell (a battery) interconnected with nearby vessels or even through the marina’s metal structures via their electricial
system.
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The vessel should be tested every couple of weeks to determine the
integrity of the anode protection system. If not installed, Volvo and
Mercury offer an optional corrosion protection system that utilizes
the anode/cathode theory to assist in offsetting galvanic corrosion.
Another way to test the system is to measure the hull potential. This
is accomplished by immersing a reference electrode, usually a silver/
silver chloride into the water about six inches behind the drive. With
leads attached to a digital multi-meter the hull potential is read on the
DC scale and compared to recommended specifications for the water
body type. See the owner’s information vendor packet for more information or contact your nearest authorized Regal dealer.
Tips To Aid In Maintaining Galvanic Integrity
1. Test the galvanic integrity of your vessel every 2 weeks. Raise the outdrive
and inspect anodes/parts for signs of galvanic corrosion, stray current corrosion or loose fasteners. Contact your closest Regal dealer/marine
professional where signs of galvanic corrosion exist.
2. Never paint over anodes as they will become inoperative. Always
leave at least one inch between bottom paint and any underwater fitting such as seacocks, swim platform stanchions and all drive and
propulsion related underwater parts.
3. Periodically remove vessel from water and clean/pressure wash all
outdrive, anode and hull bottom areas to remove growth.
4. Ensure vessel is using the correct anode metal for the body of water that it is moored. See the engine/drive manufacturer information
packets for more information or contact an authorized dealer.
5. Ensure that the drive is completely “in” down to provide more
complete anode protection when vessel is moored.
6. Do not attempt to use magnesium anodes in saltwater. They will
provide overprotection.
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7. If marina moored, contact appropriate personnel if signs of galvanic corrosion appear on your drive system. Ask them to check for
stray electrical current which may be originating from a nearby vessel’s
faulty DC wiring or from a marina pier, piling or dock carrying leaking
marina ground wiring such as a dockside cord partially submerged.
GALVANIC/STRAY CURRENT CORROSION
Cause/Observed Condition
Corrective Action
Sacrificial anodes consumed
Replace anodes when 30%
consumed
Sacrificial anodes not grounded Remove anodes, clean contact
to drive
surface, reinstall, check for
continuity
Loss of continuity between
Provide good ground connecunderwater parts & ground
tions
Nearby vessel with stray current Contact appropriate personnel
Remove your vessel from water
Paint on drive heavily worn,
Prime and repaint or install adexposing more metal
ditional anodes
Sacrificial anodes painted
Remove paint or replace anodes
Drive tilted/anodes out of
Leave drive down, install addiwater
tional anodes below water
Power trim cylinders only cor- Provide a good ground to drive,
roded
all parts must be grounded
Corrosion in area of exhaust
Remove deposits
outlets
Corrosion occuring after vessel Wash exterior and flush interior
is removed from saltwater
with freshwater
Stainless steel parts corroding
Clean parts, remove foreign
material, ensure continuity
Underwater drive parts corrod- Oxide film on anode (fresh waed, sacrificial anodes OK
ter only) Replace anode
Poor grd. Remove/scrape anode
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Zinc Anodes
Sacrificial zinc anodes are located on the stern drive housing, trim
cylinders and/or propshaft to protect softer metals exposed to the
water. Electrolysis attacks the least noble metals first. Because zinc is
a less noble metal, it will decompose before other metals. Check these
zinc anodes periodically and have them replaced when they are 30%
consumed. Notwithstanding, zinc is the most popular metal used to
protect parts that are exposed to saltwater, freshwater or brackish
water.
VOLVO SHOWN
SACRIFICIAL ANODE
Zinc anodes in brackish or salt water need to be checked more
frequently. If the anodes seem to be requiring frequent replacement
there may be a boat leaking DC current into the water taxing the anodes.
This is especially possible around a marina environment. Contact a
marine professional who can measure the galvanic activity with a special
electrode and electric VOA meter. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s
manual for exact anode location and detailed information. Stern drive
or related parts damage due to galvanic or stray current corrosion
is not covered under the Regal limited warranty.
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VOLVO MAINTENANCE GUIDE
FUNCTION
Each Tri p
AD JUST
CHECK
LUBE
FILL
Anodes
*
Leaks,
Cooling
System
*
Stop Switch
*
Leaks,
Fuel System
*
O il, Engine
*
*
O il, Drive
*
*
Safety
Equipment
*
Shift System
*
Fluid, Power
Steering
*
Steering Cable
*
REPLACE
TIGHTEN
*
Mont hly
Battery
*
Exhaust Sys
*
*
Battery
Connections
*
*
All Belts
*
*
Exhaust
System
Hoses,Clamps
*
*
Fasteners
*
*
Fuel System
*
Ev ery 50 Operat ing Hours
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Cosmetic Care & Maintenance
VOLVO MAINTENANCE GUIDE CONT.
FUN CTIO N
Per Season
ADJUST
CHECK
Bellows &
Clamps
Drive
*
Exhaust
Maniflold,
Risers
*
LUBE
Every 2
Years
Leaks, Fuel
System
*
Refer
* To
Volvo
*
Engine
Operator’s
*
Manual
O il, Engine
O il, Drive
O il Filter,
Engine
Propeller &
Shaft
*
Remote
Control
Cable
*
*
*
Spark Plugs
Spark Plugs
Wires, Boots
*
Steering
System
Cable
*
Throttle
Cable
*
Serpentine
where
applicable
*
*
*
*
Gimbal
Bearing
Universal
Joints &
Splines
TIGHTEN
*
Water Pump
Impeller
Engine
Alignment
REPLACE
Every 2
Years
Carb, Fuel
Filter
Carb Adj.
FILL
*
*
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MERCRUISER MAINTENANCE GUIDE
EACH
TRIP
Oil, Engine
*
Oil, Drive
*
Oil, Trim
Pump
*
Fluid,
Power
Steering
*
Salt Usage,
Flush
Cooling
*
WEEKLY
Water
Pick- Ups
*
Anodes
*
Fuel Pump
Site Tube
*
Battery
Connection
*
EVERY
2
MTHS.
Propeller
Shaft/Nut
*
Engine,
Corrosion
Guard
*
EVERY
YEAR
(100 HRS)
Touch- Up
Paint
*
Engine Oil
& Filter
*
Drive
Oil,Change
*
Fuel Filter,
Replace
*
Steering &
Remote
Control
*
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EVERY 3
YRS.
(300 HRS)
EVERY
2 YRS.
EVERY
5 YRS.
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MERCRUISER MAINTENANCE GUIDE CONT.
EACH
TRIP
WEEKLY
EVERY 2
MTHS.
EVERY
YEAR
(100 HRS)
U- Joints,
Splines &
Bellows
*
Lube Gimbal
Bearing &
Engine Coupler
*
Test
MerCathode
Bravo's
*
Engine Mounts,
Retorque
*
Check ignition
parts, timing
*
PCV Valve,
Replace
*
Flame Arrestor,
Clean
*
Belts, Inspect
*
Leaks &
Tightness,
Exhaust Sys.
*
Disassemble
Seawater Pump
*
Leaks &
Tightness,
Cooling System
*
Clean seawater
section, cooling
system
*
Replace
Coolant
Lube U- joints
EVERY 3
YRS.
(300 HRS)
EVERY 2
YRS.
EVERY 5
YRS.
*
*
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Engine
Each engine and stern drive package is unique and quite complex. A
select portion of the maintenance items are covered in this chapter
including general lubrication specifications and periodic maintenance.
Because of the advanced ignition and fuel injection systems used on
marine engines it is best to contact your Regal dealer for more of the
detailed service procedures.
!
CAUTION
AVOID ENGINE DAMAGE!
FOLLOW ALL ENGINE BREAK-IN PROCEDURES
AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE BREAKIN PROCEDURE MAY VOID THE ENGINE AND
STERN DRIVE WARRANTY.
!
CAUTION
AVOID ENGINE DAMAGE!
DO NOT RUN ENGINE AT A CONSTANT RPM
FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF TIME DURING
BREAK-IN PERIOD. CHECK ENGINE OIL OFTEN.
!
CAUTION
AVOID ENGINE DAMAGE!
DO NOT RUN ENGINE OUT OF WATER UNLESS
YOU HAVE AN OPTIONAL FLUSHETTE.
FOLLOW MANUFACTURER’S ATTACHING &
RUNNING INSTRUCTIONS.
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Recommended Lubricant Specifications
Volvo Engine Oil Requirements
Due to recent EPA mandates on internal combustion engines new units
are built with catalytic convertors installed in the exhaust manifolds,
along with a system of sensors and computer controls. These newer
engines require special oil requirements to extend the life of the
catalysts.
Refer to the Volvo engine operator’s manual for the correct oil
requirements for catalyst type engines, or contact your nearest Regal
or Volvo dealer for further information.
For other engines not manufactured as catalyst engines refer to your
engine operator’s manual for correct oil recommendations.
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Volvo Engine
Checking the Engine Oil
Before adding oil refer to the Volvo engine operator’s manual for
oil viscosity and type or contact your closest Regal or Volvo marine
authorized dealer.
A
B
1. To properly check the dipstick
(A) oil level run the engine to
normal operating temerature and
wait about 5 minutes.
2. The oil must be between the B
& C marks on the dipstick. Add
the recommended oil to maintain
the proper level. Make sure you
use the correct oil for non catalyzed or catalyzed engines depending
on the age of the vessel.
C
3. Recheck the engine oil dipstick level.
Note: Refer to your Volvo engine owner’s manual for adding any
oil during the break-in period since special blends are required.
Note: All fluid recommendations are based on this manuals printing date. Regal is
not responsible for the accuracy of the information since it can change at any time.
For more detailed information and procedures check your engine operators manual
or contact your closest authorized Regal dealer.
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NOTICE
PREVENT ENGINE DAMAGE!
DO NOT ALLOW THE CRANKCASE OIL LEVEL TO
RECEDE BELOW THE ADD MARK, AND DO NOT FILL
ABOVE THE FULL MARK. OVERFILLING RESULTS
IN REDUCED ENGINE LIFE, HIGH OPERATING
TEMPERATURES, FOAMING & LOSS OF POWER.
Checking the Power Trim/Tilt Fluid Level
Fill Cap
1. At least once annually preferably at
the start of the boating season check
the system flluid level. Begin with the
stern drive trimmed in (down) as far
as possible.
2. Remove the fill cap on the power
trim pump reservoir.
3. Check the fluid level. It should be
between the minimum and maximum marks on the reservoir.
4. Add Volvo Penta DuraPlus Power Trim/Tilt and Steering Fluid as
required.
5. Replace the fill cap and tighten cap securely.
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Checking Power Steering Fluid
1. Check the power steering fluid before each boating outing. Remove
the steering reservoir and check the fluid level. If the engine has not
been running use the “COLD” mark. Use the “HOT” mark for engines
that have been running at normal operating temperature as indicated
by the temperature gauge.
2. The flluid shoud be between the minimum and maximum marks on
the dipstick. If needed, fill to the proper level with Volvo Penta Dura
Plus Power Trim/Tilt & Steering Fluid. DO NOT OVERFILL THE
STEERING PUMP RESERVOIR.
!
CAUTION
PREVENT STEERING OPERATION IMPAIRMENT
OR COMPONENT DAMAGE!
NEVER FILL THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM
WITH AN UNKNOWN OIL.
3. Replace the fill cap and tighten securely.
NOTICE
HELPFUL HINT:
TO FILL TRIM, CRANKCASE & POWER STEERING
LEVELS WITHOUT SPILLING FLUID
PURCHASE A FUNNEL AT AN AUTOMOTIVE
STORE WITH A LONGER NECK THAT WILL FIT THE
RESERVOIR OPENINGS.
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Volvo Stern Drive
Checking Volvo Stern Drive Oil
Pulling Dipstick
Drive Housing Top
Dipstick Shown At Full Level
!
CAUTION
FULLY THREAD OIL DIPSTICK INTO THE OIL
LEVEL HOLE IN THE DRIVE UNIT TO PROPERLY
CHECK THE OIL LEVEL. IMPROPER OIL LEVELS
MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS
STERN DRIVE COMPONENT DAMAGE.
It is recommended to check the drive oil level on a weekly schedule.
Fully thread the dipstick into the hole. At this point, remove the dipstick
and make sure the oil level is at the top of the mark as shown above.
If the oil level is low, add enough oil to bring the level to the top of the
mark on the dipstick. DO NOT OVERFILL. Tighten up the dipstick
with a slotted screwdriver.
If the oil color is milky in appearance there probably is water in the
unit normally caused by a leaking seal.
No metal flakes should be present in the oil. If the above conditions
exist contact a Regal dealer.
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MerCruiser Engine
Checking Engine Crankcase Oil
1. Before adding oil make sure it is the type recommended for the type
of engine installed. Consult your MerCruiser engine operator’s manual.
Check the engine oil by first allowing the engine to warm up. Stop the
engine and allow about 5 minutes for the oil to drain to the oil pan to
obtain an accurate reading.
2. Remove the dipstick. Wipe it clean and reinstall it into the dipstick
tube. Wait 1 minute to allow any trapped air to vent. ( Install dipstick
with oil indication marks facing the flywheel end of the engine. Add
engine oil type and viscosity as recommended in the engine operator’s
manual. to the full or OK points on the oil dipstick.
DO NOT OVERFILL!
3. Remove the dipstick and look at the oil level. Level must be between
full or OK range and add. Reinstall dipstick into the tube.
4. When checking or filling the engine crankcase oil ensure that the
vessel is level in the water or on a trailer.
For changing the engine oil & filter see the MerCruiser maintenance
schedule and operation manual or contact your Regal dealer.
Note: Above are basic recommendations. Regal is not responsible for the accuracy of
the information since it can change at any time. For more detailed information and
procedures check your engine operators manual or call your closest Regal dealer.
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Cosmetic Care & Maintenance
Changing Engine Crankcase Oil
Due to recent EPA mandates on internal combustion engines new units
are built with catalytic convertors installed in the exhaust manifolds,
along with a system of sensors and computer controls. These newer
engines require special oil requirements to extend the life of the
catalysts.
Refer to the MerCruiser engine operator’s manual for the correct oil
requirements for catalyst type engines, or contact your nearest Regal
or MerCruiser dealer for further information.
For other engines not manufactured as catalyst engines refer to your
engine operator’s manual for correct oil recommendations.
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Checking MerCrusier Stern Drive Oil
CAUTION
!
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD!
DISCHARGE OF OIL OR OIL WASTE
INTO THE ENVIRONMENT IS RESTRICTED BY
LAW. DO NOT SPILL OIL OR OIL WASTE INTO THE
ENVIRONMENT WHEN USING OR SERVICING
YOUR VESSEL. DISPOSE OF OIL OR OIL WASTE
AS DEFINED BY LOCAL & STATE AUTHORITIES.
1. Drive oil level must be checked with the engine cold before
starting.
2. Check the gear oil level in the reservoir located on the engine. Keep
the gear oil level at the recommended ranges as marked on the reservoir.
If any water is visible at the bottom of the reservoir or there are any
metal chips in the drive oil do not run the engine since component
damage can result. Contact your Regal dealer for more information.
Filling the Stern Drive
A
1. If more than 2 ounces of High Performance
Gear Lubricant is required to fill the monitor
reservoir a seal may be leaking. Contact your
Regal dealer.
2. If drive lubricant is free from water and
metal chips proceed to fill the reservoir.
Remove the gear lube monitor cap. Fill
the reservoir with High Performance Gear
Lubricant (Merc part # 92-802854A1).
A=Drive Reservoir
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3. Fill the reservoir so that drive oil level is in the operating range.
Do not overfill reservoir. For changing the drive oil refer to the
MerCruiser operation manual or contact a Regal dealer for more
information.
Checking Power Steering Fluid
1. Stop the engine and center the sterndrive unit.
2. Remove the combo fill cap/dipstick and observe the level.
a. Proper fluid level with engine at normal operating
temperature should be within the warm range.
b. Proper fluid level with engine cold should be within cold range.
3. Fill to line with Quicksilver Power Trim & Steering Fluid (Merc #
92-802880A1) or Dextron III automatic transmission fluid. If you can
not see any fluid in the power steering reservoir contact your Regal
dealer since a leak must of developed in the system.
a=Power Steering Pump
b=Engine Cold Range
c=Engine Warm Range
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Checking Power Trim Fluid
!
CAUTION
ALWAYS CHECK THE OIL LEVEL
WITH THE STERN DRIVE
IN THE “FULL” DOWN OR “IN” POSITION.
1. Place the stern drive unit in the full down position.
2. Observe the oil level. Level must be between the “MIN” or “MAX”
lines on the reservoir.
3. Fill as necessary with Power Trim & Steering Fluid (Merc part #
92-802880Al).
Refilling The Reservoir
1. Remove the fill cap from the reservoir. Fill cap is vented.
2. Add lubricant to bring level to the within the “MIN” and “MAX” lines
on the reservoir. Use Power Trim & Steering Fluid (92- 802880A1).
3. Install the cap.
Changing Power Trim Fluid
1. Power steering fluid does not require changing unless it becomes
comtaminated with water or debris. Contact a Regal dealer to change
the fluid.
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Cosmetic Care & Maintenance
Checking Engine Coolant
!
WARNING
AVOID BODILY INJURY!
ALLOW ENGINE TO COOL DOWN BEFORE REMOVING
THE COOLANT PRESSURE CAP. A SUDDEN LOSS OF
PRESSURE COULD CAUSE HOT COOLANT TO BOIL
AND DISCHARGE VIOLENTLY. AFTER THE ENGINE
HAS COOLED, TURN THE CAP 1/4 TURN TO ALLOW
PRESSURE TO ESCAPE SLOWLY, THEN PUSH DOWN
AND TURN THE CAP COMPLETELY OFF.
1. Remove the cap from the heat exchanger and observe the level of
the fluid.
2. The coolant level in the heat exchanger should be at the bottom
of the filler neck. A low coolant level means you should contact your
Regal dealer.
3.Install the cap onto the heat exchanger.
4. When reinstalling the pressure cap, be sure to tighten it until it seats
on the filler neck.
5. With the engine at normal operating temperature, check the coolant
level in the coolant recovery canister.
a=Coolant Cap
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6. The coolant level should be between the “ADD” and “FULL”
marks.
7. Add Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant (Mercury part # 92877770K1).
!
CAUTION
AVOID ENGINE DAMAGE!
DO NOT USE ALCOHOL OR METHANOL BASED
ANTIFREEZE OR PLAIN WATER IN THE COOLANT
SECTION OF THE CLOSED COOLING SYSTEM
AT ANY TIME.
NOTICE
ADD COOLANT ONLY WHEN THE ENGINE IS AT A
NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE.
Filling Engine Coolant
1. Remove the fill cap from the coolant
recovery canister.
2. Fill to the “FULL” line with Extended
Life Antifreeze/Coolant Mercury part #
92-877770K1.
3. Reinstall the cap onto the coolant
recovery canister.
Changing Engine Coolant
Call your Regal dealer to change coolant in the entire system.
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Troubleshooting
The following diagnostic information will assist you in identifying
minor electrical, fuel, and mechanical problems. Some of the items
listed require technical training and tools. Additional assistance is
available in the engine manufacturer’s owner’s manual. Also, you can
contact your closest Regal dealer or marine professional for more
information. Most defects can be found by doing a logical sequence
of elimination.
!
WARNING
PREVENT INJURY OR DEATH! USE ONLY APPROVED MARINE
REPLACEMENT PARTS THAT ARE IGNITION PROTECTED.
!
WARNING
PREVENT INJURY OR DEATH! BEFORE PERFORMING ANY
MAINTENANCE WORK, TURN OFF THE BATTERY SWITCH AND
REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY FROM THE SWITCH.
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ENGINE & STERN DRIVE
DIAGNOSTIC CHART
Problem
Possible Cause
Engine Overheating
Water pick-up feeds are blocked by
debris
Cooling system drain plugs not installed
Cooling system leak
Impeller is damaged or blocked by debris
Propeller is over propped for the
circumstances, causing the engine to
work extra hard
Debris in oil is holding heat more than
normal - bad oil filter
Bad thermostat or gauge
Low Oil Pressure
Raw water cooling system has corroded
from raw water left in the system
High oil level
Low oil level
Oil system leak
Drive oil sensor not reset at last oil
change
Engine Will Not Crank
Increased engine temperature (see engine
overheating)
Binnacle control lever not in neutral
Emergency stop switch activated
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Troubleshooting
ENGINE & STERN DRIVE
DIAGNOSTIC CHART
Problem
Possible Cause
Battery switch turned off
Battery is weak
Fuses are blown on the engine
Bad ignition relay / ignition switch
Engine Cranks But Will Not Start Fuel tank vent obstructed
Low battery level
Inadequate fuel level
Inadequate fuel pump pressure
Fuel tank vent blocked
Water in fuel
Spark plugs have a bad gap
Hard Starting
Distributor malfunction
Flooded Engine
Fuel lines obstructed
Water in fuel
Engine Runs Rough
Debris in fuel - bad fuel filter
Bad fuel quality
Inadequate fuel pump pressure
Water or debris in fuel
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ENGINE & STERN DRIVE
DIAGNOSTIC CHART
Problem
Possible Cause
Stern Drive Groans
Manifold vacuum leak
Not enough lubricant on drive shaft or in
drive
Bad gimbal bearing due to water in
bellows
Excessive Vibration
Poor engine alignment
Drive prop was grounded, bent, or
destroyed
Engine mounts loose / broken
Bad oil quality / type
Distributor cap / rotor corroded
Loose serpentine belt
Water In Oil / Power Trim /
Power Steering Fluid
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Bad alignment
Could be any number of problems Contact your Regal dealer
Troubleshooting
CONTROL SYSTEM
DIAGNOSTIC CHART
Problem
Possible Cause
No Reading On Gauge or Gauge
Is Inaccurate
Faulty gauge
Faulty wiring to gauge
Gauge Reads Erratic
Binnacle Control Lever Stiff
/ Inoperative / Stalls When
Shifting
Faulty sender
Loose ground or hot wire connection
Shift system bushings and seals broken
Kinked, broken, damaged cable
Friction brake is too tight and must be
loosened
Depth Gauge Inaccurate
Control box jammed
Blocked transducer sight hole
Bad gauge
Stern Drive Trim Not
Functioning
Bad transducer
Bad motor in trim control unit
Faulty wiring
Steering System Not Functioning
Water in bellows / power trim fluid
Uneven load
Poorly lubricated steering system
Lack of power steering fluid
Kinked, broken, damaged cable
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
DIAGNOSTIC CHART
Problem
Possible Cause
No 12 Volt Power At Battery
Battery switch turned off
Weak or dead battery
Battery cables disconnected from storage
Battery Not Charging While
Engine Is Running
Bad voltmeter or voltmeter connection
Loose / damaged serpentine belt
Faulty alternator - check with volt meter
Battery Will Not Hold Charge
12 Volt Equipment Not Working
Faulty volt meter
Faulty / old battery
Fuse blown - investigate why the
equipment was drawing too much current
or why it had a circuit short. Check fuses
in dash fuse box, underneath the dash,
and in the engine compartment
Weak or dead battery if all 12v
equipment fails to function
Corroded / loose wire connection
Internal equipment short / failure
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Troubleshooting
BILGE & DRAINAGE SYSTEM
DIAGNOSTIC CHART
Problem
Possible Cause
Bilge Pump Not Functioning
Automatically
Float switch jammed - check for debris
Automatic bilge pump fuse blown investigate why the equipment was
drawing too much current or why it had a
circuit short
Battery connection corroded
Impeller is damaged or blocked by debris
Bad bilge pump motor
Bilge Pump Not Functioning
Manually
Bilge pump discharge hose blocked
Battery switch turned off
Bilge pump dashboard fuse blown investigate why the equipment was
drawing too much current or why it had a
circuit short
Battery connection corroded
Bad bilge pump switch
Impeller is damaged or blocked by debris
Bad bilge pump motor
Bilge pump discharge hose blocked
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Chapter 8
STEREO DIAGNOSTIC CHART
Problem
Possible Cause
No Power At Stereo
Battery switch turned off
Fuse is blown - investigate why the
equipment was drawing too much current
or why it had a circuit short. Check
ignition panel breaker, memory fuse
in engine compartment, memory fuse
underneath dash, and ignition protection
fuse underneath dash
Stereo Will Not Play
Water in unit
Water in unit
Radio Signal Unavailable
Bad antenna
Stereo Memory Lost
No Output Sound / Volume Is
Low / Sound Is Distorted
Mode selection isn’t correct
Stereo memory fuse in engine
compartment or underneath dash is
blown - investigate why the equipment
was drawing too much current or why it
had a circuit short
Balance and max volume settings are
limiting the speaker volume - adjust zone
settings and setup settings
Rotary encoder malfunction
Loose speaker wire
Added Performance Package
Speakers Working Only
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Water in speakers
Amplifier fuse blown - investigate why
the equipment was drawing too much
current or why it had a circuit short
Troubleshooting
STEREO DIAGNOSTIC CHART
Problem
Possible Cause
Standard zone max volume settings are
low
Loose speaker wire connections
Water in cockpit speakers
Standard Speakers Working Only Added speaker zone max volume settings
are low
Loose speaker wire connection
iPod Not Working
Water in bow speakers
iPod not plugged in properly using
appropriate sleeves
iPod mode not selected
LCD Screen Not Displaying
Internal iPod problem
Water in unit
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Chapter 8
AUDIBLE ALARMS
It is important to read the engine owner’s manual to diagnose engine
alarms and faults. Depending on the propulsion package you chose
to equip on your Regal, alarm sounds can vary.
On your Regal boat, your engine sounds an alarm in the case of one
of the following causes:
•
Low Oil Pressure
•
Engine Overheating
To quickly diagnose these problems, look at the multi-gauge equipped
on your vessel. Monitor the oil pressure gauge and temperature gauge,
and troubleshoot accordingly. Be weary of faulty gauges however, and
investigate the problem at the engine.
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Storage & Winterization
Storage procedures are outlined in this chapter. These are general
guidelines to follow before longer periods of storage such as over the
winter in colder climates. Be sure to familiarize yourself with all relevant
information in the owner’s pouch. Special winterization procedures
are necessary for the boat equipment and systems. Use the enclosed
checklists to help you identify areas of concern and maintenance. These
lists cover land stored boats either inside or outside. Call a Regal dealer
or marine professional for further information.
!
WARNING
EXPLOSION, FIRE AND POLLUTION HAZARD!
DO NOT FILL FUEL TANK TO RATED CAPACITY
LEAVE ROOM FOR EXPANSION.
!
CAUTION
REMOVE BATTERY(IES) WHEN VESSEL
IS IN LONG PERIODS OF STORAGE.
!
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ENGINE DAMAGE!
USE ONLY ETHYLENE GLYCOL BASE ANTIFREEZE.
DO NOT USE ALCOHOL BASE PRODUCTS.
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DECOMISSIONING CHECKLIST
ENGINE
Run engine. Pour a fuel stabilizer/conditioner in the fuel tank.
Allow time for it to circulate through the fuel system.
Change all engine fluids as referenced in the engine
manufacturer’s owners manual. Contact a Regal dealer.
Drain cooling and exhaust system by a marine professional
Pickle the engine. Contact a Regal dealer for more information.
Spray all exterior parts with a rust preventative.
STERN DRIVE
Remove drive. Perform maintenance as referenced in the
manufacturer’s owners manual. Contact your Regal dealer.
Remove propeller. Refurbish as needed.
After cleaning touch up paint on stern drive as needed.
Apply coat of wax to stern drive.
BOAT
Check hull bottom for any fiberglass damage.
After cleaning apply a coat of wax to hull and deck surfaces.
Pour a pint of 50/50 antifreeze into bilge pump.
Never block up boat bottom. May cause structural damage.
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Remove battery. Use a trickle charger as needed.
Remove all loose gear and electronics from boat. Inspect all
equipment for wear and damage. Store in a clean, dry environment.
Remove drain plug. Clean drain plug hole of debris as needed.
Enclose drain plug in plastic bag and tie to steering wheel.
Make sure bow is higher than stern to permit proper
drainage.
Clean all upholstery and store so it breathes.
Conduct a visual inspection to ensure boat is balanced properly
on the trailer, cradle or blocks.
Cover boat with appropiate cover. Tie down for protection from
rain, snow and/or wind. Prop up cover to provide proper ventilation.
Do not cover up the fuel vents.
Drain the fresh water system per instructions in this chapter.
TRAILER
Repack all wheel bearings per manufacturer’s specifications.
Check all trailer parts for excessive wear. Replace/refurbish as
needed.
Use touch up paint on trailer as needed.
Lubricate all moving parts as needed.
Check all lighting and brakes (if applicable).
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FRESH WATER SYSTEM
1. Activate the fresh water pump switch.
2. Open all faucets including transom shower (if equipped) and allow
tank to empty.
3. Drain the water tank. Shut off fresh water pump switch.
4. Mix nontoxic antifreeze with water in accordance with the
manufacturer’s recommendations. (Available at marina & RV stores)
5. Pour solution into the fresh water tank.
6. Turn on fresh water pump switch.
7. Open water faucet and purge until a steady stream of nontoxic
antifreeze flows from the faucet. If equipped, do the same to the
transom shower. Turn the fresh water switch to the “off ” position.
WASTE SYSTEM
1. With chemical heads, make sure to dump both upper and lower
tanks. Rinse well with fresh water.
2. With vacuum designed head, pump out holding tank. Add nontoxic
antifreeze to toilet and holding tank. Pump from toilet to holding tank
to eliminate any water remaining in supply lines.
NOTICE
AVOID VESSEL AND ENGINE DAMAGE!
CONTACT MARINE PROFESSIONAL FOR
WINTERIZATION INSTRUCTIONS. DAMAGE IS
NOT COVERED BY REGAL WARRANTY.
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Storage & Winterization
RECOMISSIONING CHECKLIST
ENGINE/STERN DRIVE
Check all components per engine manufacturer’s owners
manual especially fluid levels.
Run engine on “ear muffs” (flushette) before launching. Check
for fuel, exhaust, oil, and water leaks.
BOAT
Install drain plug.
Install battery and tighten all terminals.
Check all equipment, switches, alarms, gauges and breakers
for proper operation.
Add necessary chemicals and water to chemical head.
Add water to fresh water tank. Turn on faucet to purge tank.
Refill water tank.
Make sure all safety gear is on board and in excellent working
condition.
After launching, check controls and gauges for proper
operation.
TRAILER
Make sure all equipment is in excellent working condition.
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CHAPTER 9
Notes
Trailering
This chapter covers trailering/towing basics including equipment,
maintenance, and techniques of using a trailer. Check with state and
local agencies for detailed information on required equipment, safety issues, and
licensing.
BEFORE TOWING
Before towing your boat, be sure to check the air pressure of your tires
for the recommended inflation rating. Also, be certain that your tow
vehicle is in good working order.
Install bimini top and sunshades in their boots before towing. Store cockpit carpet
along with cockpit/mooring/bow covers in ski locker.
This can make it especially difficult to drive safely, as the hitch may be
in danger of striking the road. Also, this situation can be caused by
worn vehicle rear shock absorbers. One option is to install a set of air
shocks which will assist in supporting the load. As a rule of thumb 5
to 7 percent of the total trailer load should be on the trailer tongue.
Check all lights to ensure they all work properly. You may find it helpful
at ask someone to check your turn signals, brake lights, and towing
lights while you remain in the vehicle. Be certain that the trailer winch
cable is securely attached to the boat’s bow eye and the cable lock is
engaged. Make sure the bow of the boat is snug against the bow stop
at the winch stand.
It is a good idea to tie another line or secure an extra cable to the winch
stand and boat bow eye as a backup system.
Be certain that your trailer is of rated capacity for the size and weight
of your boat, including the weight for all fuel, water and gear. Your
authorized Regal dealer can advise you on the proper trailer capacity
and tongue weight ( the weight exerted on the rear of your vehicle).
Never use a bumper mounted trailer hitch. Always use a bolted or
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TAIL LIGHT
BUNK PAD
COUPLER
SAFETY CHAINS
FENDER ROLLER
PARKING JACK
TYPICAL TRAILER SHOWN
AXLE
FRAME
TRAILER TERMINOLOGY
CHAPTER 10
Trailering
HUB
BEARING
LUG NUT
WHEEL
LEAF SPRING
TYPICAL WHEEL PARTS DESCRIPTION
BOW CHAIN
WINCH/CABLE
WINCH STAND
TONGUE JACK
MASTER
CYLINDER
BRAKE
ACTUATOR
COUPLER
TYPICAL TONGUE SECTION
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welded frame-mounted hitch, class 2 or 3. Consult your Regal dealer
for more information.
Should your trailer be equipped with surge brakes, that is brakes on the
trailer that cut in with a very slight delay when your brakes are applied,
be sure to follow recommended service and maintenance instructions.
Be sure that the trailer master cylinder is filled with the recommended
fluid before towing your boat. Inspect the trailer brake lines for any
leakage. Also, if you notice brake fluid on the inside of the tires, you
may have a wheel cylinder leaking. Consult a professional.
Never place your hands between the trailer hitch coupling and the hitch
ball on your towing vehicle while hooking up. Be sure the tongue jack
is in the full up position before departure. Be certain safety chains are
crisscrossed and secured; do not allow them to drag on the road.
Be sure to buy a suitable set of tie downs which can be attached to
the boats’ stern eyes and the eyelets provided on most trailers. Tighten
them securely and neatly fold up the extra strap material and secure it
with tape so it doesn’t loosen and dangle on the road.
Check the trailer lug nuts for the proper torque. Use a foot pound
wrench and torque in a star sequence to the correct poundage as
recommended by the trailer manufacturer. Torque the lug nuts at
half the poundage on all nuts. Then set the torque wrench to the full
poundage and fasten to the last foot poundage figure.
Check the trailer tires often for voids, excessive wear or out of round
tire conditions. If the trailer seems to vibrate you may have a bad tire
or one that is unbalanced. These wheels can be rebalanced at most
automotive or tire shops. Never pull a boat on a patched tire. Buy a
spare tire and wheel including a hub and wheel bearing assembly. Mount
it on the trailer for speedy installation should a blow out occur.
Check the trailer harness often for signs of fraying. Check the harness
connector for corrosion. Make sure the trailer harness when connected
to the trailer has enough slack for turning
Check the wheel bearings for wear periodically by a professional. On
most trailers, there is a zerk fitting on the wheel hub to add the proper
lubricant to the wheel bearing with a grease gun. These wheel bearing
waterproof covers for the bearings can be purchased at retail outlets.
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Trailering
SPARE PARTS CHECKLIST
Longer towing trips increase the need for special preparations.
Sometimes these extended trips cover areas where it is difficult in
locating repair parts due to a breakdown. Following is a checklist of
recommended items to add a safety net to your trip.
Trailer1. Trailer tire jack
2. Spare hub assembly including wheel bearings
3. Spare tire
4. Lug wrench
5. Jackstand
6. 12 volt air compressor- found at automotive box stores
7. Spare bearing protector
8. Extra tie-down straps
9. Trailer light bulbs
10. Brake pads and brake fluid
11. Grease gun
Tow Vehicle1. Tool kit including necessary ratchet and sockets
2. Jumper cables
3. Extra fuses
4. Engine oil
5. Transmission fluid
6. Wheel chocks
7. Highway flares
8. 12 volt spotlight- type that plugs into 12 volt accessory outlet
9. Flashlight & spare batteries
10. Waterless hand cleaner and rags
11. Electrical connectors and crimpers
12. Low voltage electrical tester
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Be sure everything is secured in the boat and canvas is down in the
towing position with the bimini stored in the boot. Tilt the stern drive
up to clear the road and any bumps that might occur while in transit.
DRIVING
Practice maneuvering the vehicle and trailer in a large, empty parking
lot or open space. If you practice slowly and cautiously, you will soon
develop a feel for maneuvering the trailer .
Test your vehicle and trailer brakes before departure along with the
lights. Pack a tool kit with extra bulbs, fuses and fluids.
Drive as smoothly as possible, anticipating your stops and giving
yourself plenty of room for turning and stopping. Avoid any quick
turns or sudden jerks of the steering wheel.
Remember to maintain safe speed limits. It takes longer to stop your
loaded boat. Allow enough room to the front in bad weather.
Keep an eye on your rig through the rear view and side mirrors. If
your rear view mirror is obstructed, purchase a set of side mirrors
that extend out over the side of the vehicle for increased visibility. In
addition, it is a good idea to install a set of round mirrors to the side
mirrors as they help identify blind spots.
Plan to stop periodically on your way to check the trailer hitch for
tightness, harness connector, tires and wheel bearings. Also, check to
make sure the load is balanced.
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Trailering
LAUNCHING
Serious accidents can occur at the launching ramp. Therefore, it is
imperative you be alert and attentive during launching and docking
activities. Study the ramp area and surrounding water for any potential
hazards, such as a short ramp or one with a drop off at the end. If you
are uncertain of the conditions, ask someone else who has just used
the ramp if there are any peculiarities to the area.
Install the drain plug. Attach 2 lines, one each at the bow and stern,
to control your boat once it is off the trailer. If you need additional
fenders to keep the sides of the boat from banging against the ramp
walls, use those as well.
Unhook the stern tie-downs and the winch line to the bow. Unplug
the trailer harness connector so the hot trailer light bulbs won’t blow
out when they come in contact with water.
When backing in, have someone assist, giving the palms up stop signal
when the boat is in deep enough water to float off, or when the rear
wheels of your vehicle approach the water’s edge.
After your boat is floating freely, position it clear of the trailer before
pulling out of the water. If there is no one to help you, secure one of
the lines you’ve attached from the boat to the dock and use the other
line to pull the boat off trailer. The process is easier with 2 people.
!
CAUTION
AVOID LOSING VEHICLE TRACTION!
DO NOT ALLOW REAR WHEELS TO ENCOUNTER
SAND OR SLIPPERY CONCRETE CONDITIONS.
!
WARNING
AVOID BODILY INJURY!
RAMPS ARE VERY SLIPPERY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
WALK OR STAND ON AN ANGLED BOAT RAMP.
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BACKING A TRAILER
1
2
LAUNCHING
RAMP
3
4
A trailer backs in a direction opposite to an automobile. In 1, driver
swings the rig near the launching ramp. In 2, the driver cuts the vehicle
toward the driveway. In 3, the driver cuts the vehicle wheels to the left
and then backs into the ramp as the trailer moves to the right. In 4,
the driver straightens the vehicle wheels to follow the trailer as it backs
down the ramp.
NOTICE
ALLOW TRAILER WHEEL BEARINGS AND LIGHTS
TO COOL BEFORE SUBMERGING
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Trailering
LOADING
The most important thing
to remember when pulling
your boat out of the water
is that often the ramp will be
crowded. As you approach
the ramp, make a visual
inspection of the traffic and
people, both at the ramp and
all around you. This is an
important time to use caution,
courtesy, and common sense. While you may feel it’s your next turn,
another boater may not be as courteous. Don’t insist on your rightful
place in line; it could lead to disastrous consequences in the confines
of a crowded boat ramp. If there is any perceived danger, stand off
until you can safely approach the ramp.
Back your trailer down to the water’s edge. At this point it is a good
idea to let a sufficient amount of line out of the winch to reach the
bow eye. Make sure you disconnect the trailer harness to keep the bulbs
from blowing out due them being subjected to the cold water.
On roller or bunk style trailers back up until the aft roller is just at the
water level. This allows you to hook up the winch cable and to start
cranking the boat on to the trailer properly. This method gives you a
good starting point and helps keep the boat centered on the trailer as
it is reloaded. It may be necessary to further back the trailer into the
water. This permits cranking the boat easier on to the trailer.
Once the boat is positioned correctly on the trailer have someone hook
up the winch cable hook to the bow eye. Also, this will help keep the
boat bow against the trailer roller. Shut down the engine and run the
stern drive up to the top of the trailer position.
With the bow snug against the roller, start to crank the boat up on to
the trailer. Make sure the hull bottom or keel stays in the center of each
roller as it is being cranked on the trailer. Double check to ensure the
hitch is locked tight on the vehicle ball.
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Make sure the boat is covered properly and all loose gear is stowed.
On bunk style trailers, watch the bunks to make sure the boat is centered
as they usually do not touch any rollers other than the aft one because
the boat weight is being supported more by the bunks as it is cranked
onto the trailer. Stop cranking the winch when the boat bow contacts
the bow roller. Be sure the winch is in the locked position. Stand back
and visually check to see that the boat is centered on the trailer.
After pulling your boat away from the ramp, be sure to go through all
the checks involved before departure. Reinstall the harness connector
and check the lights, brakes, safety chain, winch, hitch, and tie downs.
Remove the drain plug to exit any excess water in the bilge. Reinstall
the hull drain plug and tighten it. For longer storage periods remove
the drain plug and keep in a plastic bag tied to the steering wheel.
!
WARNING
AVOID PERSON INJURY!
DO NOT LET ANYONE STAND NEAR THE WINCH OR
CABLE. THE CABLE COULD BREAK.
!
CAUTION
HULL BOTTOM DAMAGE COULD RESULT
FROM THE BOAT NOT BEING POSITIONED
ON THE ROLLERS BUT RESTING
ON THE TRAILER FRAME.
AVOID BACKING TRAILER
TOO FAR INTO THE WATER!
10-10
Glossary & Index
Below is a brief list of nautical terminology. For more detailed glossaries
we recommend you check your local library, book retailer, marine store
or internet.
GLOSSARY
Abeam: at right angles to the fore and aft line and off the boat
Aboard: on or in the boat
Above: the part of the boat on a vessel which is above the interior of
the boat
Aft, After:: aft is the boat section toward the stern or back of the
boat
Admidships: toward the center of the boat from either side to side
or rear to front
Beam: the width of a boat at its widest part
Bilge: the lower interior of the hull of the boat
Bitter end: the end of a line also the end of an anchor line
Bow: the front, or forward part of the boat
Bulkhead: the vertical partition or wall of a boat
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Cast off: to let go or release
Chine: the line fore and aft formed by the intersection of the side and
bottom of the boat
Chock: deck fitting used to secure or guide anchor or tie lines
Cleat: deck fitting with protruding arms around which lines are
secured
Cockpit: the seating space used to accommodate passengers
Cuddy: a small cabin in the fore part of the boat
Deck: the open flooring surface on which crew and passengers walk
Draft: the depth from the waterline of the boat to the lowest part of the
boat, which indicates how much water is required to float the boat
FasTrac- a proven hull bottom design which incorporates a full, midbeam step that reduces drag by forcing air under the hull to decrease
drag and friction.
Fathom: a measurement of depth; one fathom equals six feet
Fender: a cushion hung from the side of a boat to prevent it from
rubbing against a dock or against other boats
Fend off: to push off to avoid sharp contact with dock or other
vessel
Fore: the part of the boat toward the bow or front
Freeboard: the height of the top side from the waterline to the deck at
its shortest point (The distance from sheer or gunwale to the water).
11-2
Glossary & Index
Gunwale: rail or upper edge of the side of the boat
Head: toilet
Hull: the part of the hull from the deck down
Keel: the lowest point of a boat; the backbone of the vessel
Knots: a measurement of speed indicating nautical miles per hour
Lee: the side opposite that from which the wind is blowing: the side
sheltered from the wind
Leeward: the direction toward which the wind is blowing
PFD: personal flotation device; required for each person aboard
Port: the left side of the boat when facing forward (an easy way to
remember the difference between “port” and “starboard” is that both
“port” and “left” have four letters)
Shank: the main body of an anchor
Sheer: the curve of the boat’s deck from fore to aft when seen from
the side
Starboard: the right side of the boat when facing forward
Stern: the aft end of the boat
Stern drive: an inboard/outboard (I/O) unit
Stringer: strengthening integral unit fastened from fore to aft inside
the hull and fiberglass encapsulated for added strength: much like the
skeleton system of our body
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Top off: to fill up a tank
Transom: the vertical part of the stern
Trim: the boat’s balance when properly loaded
Wake: the path of a boat left astern in the water
Windward: the direction from which the wind blows; opposite of
leeward
11-4
Glossary & Index
A
Accidents
Accident Reporting
Aft Sunpad
Aids To Navigation
Anchor Light
Anchoring
Audible Alarms
Automatic Fire Extinguisher
B
Battery
Battery Switch
Bilge/Drainage
Bilge Pump
Bimini Top
Blower
Boating Under The Influence
Bottom Blocking
Bow Cover
Bow Storage Compartment
Bow Storage Locker
Bridge Clearance
Bucket Seat
Buoys & Markers
INDEX
C
1-27
1-28
6-58
2-9
1-16
5-24
8-10
1-12
4-1
6-2
7-17
8-6
4-9
6-4
8-6
4-2
8-7
4-2
4-7
7-2
8-7
6-7
7-6
10-1
1-4
4-7
6-6
1-25
9-2
6-9
7-7
6-37
6-37
2-10
6-56
2-9
Canvas
6-7
7-7
Capacity Plate
Int-15
Carbon Monoxide
1-21
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 5-29
Cockpit Carpet
7-2
10-3
Cockpit Cover
6-9
10-3
Circuit Breakers
7-1
Controls
3-32
5-7
D
Dealer Responsibilities
Depth Sounder
Diagnostic Charts
Direct Current (DC)
Distress Signals
Diver’s Flag
Docking
Dock Lines
Drain Plug
E
EPIRB
Electrical
Electrolysis
Emergencies
Engine
Engine Hatch
Environmental Awareness
Exhaust
Int-16
3-24
6-16
8-1
4-4
1-15
1-29
5-14
5-11
6-20
1-20
4-4
7-25
5-29
3-1
3-3
3-6
6-58
5-31
1-21
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F
Fenders
Fiberglass
Filters
Fire Extinguishers
First Aid
Fishing
Float Plan
Fueling
Fuel System- Engine
Fuses
G
Garbage Placard
Gauges (Instrumentation)
Gelcoat Maintenance
General Boating Safety
Getting Underway
Glossary
Glove Box
H
Helm Controls
HIN
Horn
Hour Meter
Hull Bottom
Hypothermia
5-10
7-3
7-21
1-10
5-29
1-23
Int-12
5-3
3-11
7-21
4-6
1-18
3-23
7-3
1-3
5-1
11-1
6-37
3-28
Int-9
3-29
4-8
3-26
7-9
5-43
I
Ignition Panel
Ignition Switch
Index
Instruments (Gauges)
3-32
3-31
11-5
3-23
Interior Fabrics
Interrupt Switch
7-3
3-35
K
Knots
L
Ladder
Lighting
Life Raft
Load Capacity
Law of Salvage
Launch & Cruise Checklist
Lubrication-Engine
Lubrication-Drive
M
Maneuvering
Maintenance Guides
Maintaining PFD’S
Masthead Light
Metal (Cleaning)
Minimum Required Equipment
Mooring Cover
11-6
5-27
6-38
4-8
6-15
1-20
Int-15
5-26
Int-13
3-15
7-29
7-32
3-20
7-39
5-16
7-30
1-7
1-16
1-19
7-9
1-19
10-1
Glossary & Index
N
Navigation Aids
Navigation Lights
Navigation Rules
Neutral Safety Switch
New Boat Delivery Sheet
Night Running
O
Oil Spills
Overloading
Owner’s Information Packet
Owner’s Registration
Owner Responsibilities
P
Personal Flotation Devices
Plastics
Pollution Regulations
Power Trim
Precautionary Safety Labels
Pre-departure Questionnaire
Propellers
Pyrotechnic Devices
2-6
1-15
4-5
2-4
3-35
1-18
2-9
R
Radio Communication
Recommissioning
Regal Vue Display
Registration Information
Right-Of-Way
Rules Of The Road
S
1-17
Int-15
Int-9
Int-16
Int-16
1-7
1-19
7-2
1-17
5-22
1-12
5-1
3-22
5-1
7-11
7-15
1-12
Safety Labels
Safety Inspection
SeatingShallow Water Operation
Shifting-Remote Control
Signals-Navigation
Signals-Skiing
Ski Locker
Skiing Precautions
Ski Tow
Sound Producing Devices
Specifications
Speedometer
Sport Tower
Spring Line
Starting & Stopping
Stern Line
Steering
Stereo
Stereo Performance Package
Stereo Remote
Stern Drive Basics
Storage/Travel Cover
Swim Platform
1-15
9-5
6-21
Int-16
2-2
2-1
1-1
1-3
6-34
6-56
7-20
5-20
3-32
5-8
2-3
1-32
6-37
1-30
1-31
1-15
Tech
3-26
6-14
6-39
5-11
5-6
5-11
3-36
7-16
4-8
6-25
7-22
6-88
6-85
3-18
6-11
1-31
6-39
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T
Tachometer
Table
Technical
Temperature Gauge
Toilet
Towing
Trailering
Trailer Switch
Transducer
Transom Filler Cushion
Transom Remote
Trim Angle
Trim Gauge
Troubleshooting
U
Upholstery
11-8
3-26
3-12
6-60
12-1
3-8
4-16
6-80
6-81
7-21
5-25
10-1
6-69
4-9
6-58
6-42
5-19
3-26
8-1
V
Ventilation
Visual Distress Signals
Volvo Engine Alarm
W
Wake
Wake Sports
Warning Labels
Warranty
Weather
Windshield-Center Latch
Winterizing
Wiring Color Codes
Z
Zinc Anodes
7-1
1-22
3-17
1-12
3-7
1-33
1-29
1-1
Int-19
1-34
6-40
9-1
4-5
7-25
Technical Information
NOTICE
The following technical information and drawings
are accurate up to the printing date listed at the
beginning of this manual. These drawings can be
an aid to troubleshooting electrical and mechanical
problems along with the charts located in the
troubleshooting chapter.
Note that all product specifications, models, standard and optional
equipment, systems, along with the technical information is
subject to change without notice.
For more information contact your nearest authorized Regal dealer.
For the location of your nearest authorized dealer call 407-851-4360.
or visit the web-site at www.RegalBoats.com.
Your Regal dealer has received special factory training on the entire
product line and his services should be employed to solve technical
problems.
12-1
2000
TYPICAL DOMESTIC
COMPLIANT FUEL SYSTEM
FUEL TANK
FUEL FILL HOSE
FUEL FEED
HOSE
FUEL VENT
HOSE
CARBON
CANISTER
ANTI-SIPHON
VALVE
BLOWER
12-2
ENGINE
FUEL/ VENT
DECK FILL
Technical Information
2000 Specifications
LENGTH OVERALL W/
USA
PLATFORM
CE
24’’3”
7.3 M
22’4”
6.8 M
8’ 6”
2.5 M
CENTERLINE LENGTH
BEAM
DEADRISE
APPROXIMATE DRY
WEIGHT W/ VOLVO
5.0 L CATALYST
W/DP STERN DRIVE
20 DEGREES
3500 LBS.
1587.0 KG
7’ 10”
2.38 M
APPROXIMATE
BRIDGE CLEARANCE
W/ TOWER IN LOWERED FORWARD
POSITION
4’ 8”
1.42 M
COCKPIT DEPTH
30”
0.76 M
18”-34”
.45-.86 M
40 GALS EST.
151 L
9
8
1340 LBS.
N/A
N/A
614.0 KG
APPROXIMATE
BRIDGE CLEARANCE
TO TOP OF SPORT
TOWER
APPROXIMATE
DRAFT- DRIVE UP/
DOWN
FUEL CAPACITY
PERSONS
CAPACITY
MAXIMUM CAPACITY;
PERSONS & GEAR
MAXIMUM LOAD
RECOMMENDED;
PERSONS & GEAR
12-3
TYPICAL LABELS & LOCATIONS
!
!
DANGER
CARBON MONIXIDE IS A TASTELESS, ODORLESS AND
INVISIBLE GAS THAT CAN CAUSE DISCOMFORT, SEVERE
AND EVEN DEATH. EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE OPERATING
GENERATOR OR ENGINES IN CONFINED SPACES OR AT
DOCKSIDE. DO NOT ALLOW HULL EXHAUST OUTLETS TO
BECOME BLOCKED OR EXHAUST FUMES CAN BECOME
TRAPPED IN AND AROUND THE CONFINES OF YOUR BOAT,
DURING IDLE AND SLOW CRUISE CONDITIONS, BILGE
BLOWERS SHOULD BE USED.
WakesportTower Option
!
WARNING
LEAKING FUEL IS A FIRE AND
EXPLOSION HAZARD. INSPECT
SYSTEM REGULARLY. EXAMINE
FUEL SYSTEM FOR LEAKS OR
CORROSION AT LEAST ANNUALLY
12-4
WARNING
INTERRUPT SWITCH MUST BE ATTACHED TO
OPERATOR WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING.
QUALIFIED OPERATOR MUST BE IN CONTROL
AT ALL TIMES. READ OWNER'S MANUAL BEFORE USE
BATTERY POS
ENG STARTER POS
ENG STARTER
REVISION DESCRIPTION
ROUTE TO ENG
GROUND STUD
DR. BY:
APP. BY:
REV. DATE:
REGAL MARINE INDUSTRIES
2300 JETPORT DRIVE
ORLANDO FLORIDA 32809-7895
TELEPHONE (407) 851-4360
DRAWING TITLE:
2000 BATTERY CABLE ROUTING
DATE:
DR. BY:
LATEST REV LET:
SCALE:
APP. BY:
DWG. NO.:
07-15-02
BATTELEC
12-5
FUEL
LEVEL
SENDER
NOTES:
1. HARNESS TO BE INSTALLED AS SHOWN.
2. HARNESS TO BE SECURED EVERY 18" MIN.
3. INSTALL CHAFE PROTECTION AS NEEDED.
HALON
BILGE
PUMP
MAIN NEG
GROUND BUSS
BILGE
BLOWER
DECK
HARNESS
CONNECTOR
REVISION DESCRIPTION
DR. BY:
APP. BY:
REV. DATE:
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2300 JETPORT DRIVE
ORLANDO FLORIDA 32809-7895
TELEPHONE (407) 851-4360
DRAWING TITLE:
2000 DECK TO SUMP HARNESS
DATE:
DR. BY:
12-6
LATEST REV LET:
SCALE:
APP. BY:
DWG. NO.:
12-19-02
EFK22B
LEFT FRONT SPEAKER
PORT COCKPIT LT
PORT DOCKING LT
LEFT REAR SPEAKER
STEREO
BOW LT
BRAKE LIGHT RECEPTACLE
STBD DOCKING LT
DASH CONNECTION
RIGHT REAR SPEAKER
DASH CONNECTION
REVISION DESCRIPTION
STBD COCKPIT LT
DR. BY:
BATTERY SW BOX
TRANSOM STEREO REMOTE
BRAKE LTS CONNECTION/
DASH TO SUMP CONNECTION
HORN
REV. DATE:
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2300 JETPORT DRIVE
ORLANDO FLORIDA 32809-7895
TELEPHONE (407) 851-4360
RIGHT FRONT SPEAKER
GROUND BUSS
APP. BY:
DRAWING TITLE:
2000 (FK) DECK HARNESS LAYOUT
DATE:
DR. BY:
LATEST REV LET:
SCALE:
APP. BY:
DWG. NO.:
9/16/02
EFK22A
12-7
FRONT SIDE VIEW
50
OFF
30
ON
#956947
VAC-FORM BATTERY SWITCH BOX
7.5
10
STEREO
MEMORY
PLUG
AFT
BILGE PUMP
DR. BY:
REVISION DESCRIPTION
DOOR HINGE
APP. BY:
REV. DATE:
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2300 JETPORT DRIVE
ORLANDO FLORIDA 32809-7895
TELEPHONE (407) 851-4360
DRAWING TITLE:
2000 BATTERY SWITCH BOX
DATE:
DR. BY:
12-8
LATEST REV LET:
SCALE:
APP. BY:
DWG. NO.:
NTS
X
X
BATTERY SWITCH-REAR
OPTIONAL AMP.
#1571
1/2" BLACK
HOLE PLUG
#155752
KLIXON
BREAKERS
30 AMP
#85209
KLIXON
BREAKERS
50 AMP
#6 RED
#10 RED
#14 RED
BATT
#14 RED
#147140
BATTERY SWITCH
#956947
AUTO FUSE PANEL
10
7.5
COM
AFT
BILGE PUMP
#1571
HOLE PLUG
STEREO
MEMORY
REVISION DESCRIPTION
DR. BY:
APP. BY:
REV. DATE:
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2300 JETPORT DRIVE
ORLANDO FLORIDA 32809-7895
TELEPHONE (407) 851-4360
SHEET 2 OF 2
DRAWING TITLE:
2000 BATTERY SWITCH BOX
DATE:
DR. BY:
LATEST REV LET:
SCALE:
APP. BY:
DWG. NO.:
X
NTS
X
12-9
BILL OF MATERIALS
ITEM
01
02
03
04
05
06
QTY.
500 GPH
1
1
1
132" X 3/4"
1
1
3"
1
SIZE
PART #
48317
48324
1479
1462
W/ENGINE
1400
MATERIAL
BILGE PUMP
SURE BAIL BILGE SWITCH
SMALL BATTERY TRAY
BILGE HOSE
TRIM PUMP
BLOWER
01
02
03
04
05
REVISION DESCRIPTION
DR. BY:
APP. BY:
REV. DATE:
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2300 JETPORT DRIVE
ORLANDO FLORIDA 32809-7895
TELEPHONE (407) 851-4360
06
DRAWING TITLE:
2000 SUMP LAYOUT
DATE:
DR. BY:
12-10
LATEST REV LET:
SCALE:
APP. BY:
DWG. NO.:
07-15-02
MDK23A
TRAILER CONNECTOR PLUG INSERTS
INTO BOAT BOW RECEPTACLE
16 GAUGE BLACK
16 GAUGE GREEN
1
4
2
3
16 GAUGE YELLOW/BLACK
16 GAUGE GREEN
16 GAUGE YELLOW
16 GAUGE BROWN
16 GAUGE WHITE
TRAILER HARNESS
TYPICAL TRAILER PLUG
TRAILER
CONNECTOR
PLUG
BOAT BOW
RECEPTACLE
12-11
12-12
12-13
12-14