Dinghy Models

Owner’s Manual
Dinghy Models:
Sportyak
Water Tender 9.4
West Marine Water Tender 9.4
West Marine Classic Dinghy
1790 Sun Dolphin Drive
Muskegon, Michigan 49444
phone231-733-2725
fax231-739-4502
emailklsales@klindustries.com
websitewww.klindustries.com
Affordable Yacht Tender or Cottage Front Rowboat
Congratulations on the recent purchase of your new boat! You have purchased a boat from one of the nations leading manufacturers
of small boats. Your boat represents years of commitment to product design, excellence in engineering and quality in manufacturing.
With proper care and maintenance your boat should last for many years to come. Please call our helpful and knowledgeable
Customer Support Department if you have any questions or concerns.
MATERIALS
Your boat is manufactured from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). It is a very durable material. Our specially
formulated HDPE has an ultra-violet inhibitor blended throughout the material to reduce color fade and
maintain its strength. Polyethylene is a somewhat flexible material with some memory. This means it has a
tendency to return to its original molded shape if distorted. All boats are equipped with foam for flotation
and meet U.S. Coast Guard and NMMA safety standards.
BOAT SET-UP
Paperwork
Photo #1 Serial Number
Location.
Shown: Sportyak
Warranty Registration Card
To properly register your boat with KL Industries for warranty validation please fill out the warranty registration form online at
www.klindustries.com. Please review our full warranty statement. If you are unable to register your boat online please contact
our Customer Support Department at 231-733-2725. The serial number can be found on the outside of the hull in the back
right corner just under the rubrail. See Photo #1.
Manufacturers Statement of Origin (MSO)
You should receive a MSO with your new boat. Some states may require a MSO for proper registration of your boat. If you plan
on putting an electric motor on then it may be necessary to register it. Please check with your local dealer or state licensing bureau.
Owner’s Manual
Keep your owner’s manual for future reference. It is a good idea to write down the following information:
Serial Number
________________________________
Date of Purchase
________________________________
Purchased from
________________________________
Applying Decals
Before applying boat registration decals, clean the area with alcohol or any solvent that does not leave a residue. Make sure solvent
is put aside and is dry. Using a propane torch, lightly pass the flame back and forth over the area where the decals will be applied.
Don’t try to heat the surface. This process will enhance the adhesion of the decals.
BEFORE LEAVING SHORE & SAFETY PROCEDURES
• Check the weather and wave conditions.
• Review the maximum capacities on the capacity plate located on the rear port side of the deck. Ensure you
are safely within these limits.
•Make sure your drain plugs are secure. See Photo #2. Drain plug locations for other models as follows:
Water Tender 9.4 is located in the front of the boat on the hull.
West Marine Water Tender 9.4 is located in the front of the boat on the hull.
West Marine Classic Dinghy is located in the back of the boat on the hull.
• Make sure all passengers are wearing Personal Flotation Devices.
Photo #2 Drain Plug
Location.
Shown: Sportyak
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
With minimal care and maintenance, your boat has been designed to provide you with many years of enjoyment.
• HDPE is very impact resistant but it is vulnerable to excess abrasion. Avoid dragging the boat across gravel, asphalt or concrete.
If you wear a hole in the boat below the waterline HDPE is very difficult to repair. Nothing sticks to HDPE other than molten
HDPE. Most adhesives even those that are very aggressive will only make a temporary bond and probably will not be waterproof.
• Drain any water accumulated between your deck and hull.
• Don’t allow water to accumulate between the deck and hull and freeze. Freezing damages the polystyrene flotation foam.
• Your boat can be cleaned with warm water and any standard detergents. More difficult stains, such as brackish watermarks,
may be cleaned with a petroleum based cleaner. Read the manufacturers’ instructions carefully before using any cleaner.
• If your boat is to be used in salt-water environments, it is suggested that the boat and components be rinsed thoroughly with
fresh water after each use.
• Polyethylene is a somewhat flexible material with some memory. This means it has a tendency to return to its’ original molded
shape if distorted. If this occurs follow these steps:
1. Relieve the pressure that caused the dent or distortion by supporting the boat differently or removing gear.
2. P
lace the boat in the warm sun. Usually the south side of a building is the warmest spot. As the boat warms up usually (but
not always) the boat will return to its original molded shape. This may take a few hours or a couple of weeks depending upon
outside temperatures and the degree of distortion.
STORAGE
• If possible, it is best to store your boat inside for the winter.
• Make sure all water is drained from between the deck and hull.
• When storing your boat, open the drain plug and stand it up to ensure proper drainage or turn it upside down.
• Don’t allow water to accumulate between the deck and hull and freeze. Freezing damages the polystyrene flotation foam.
• Don’t place the boat on 4x4’s or sawhorses. Dents will form in the hull.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Where is the serial number located? The serial number is located in the back right hand corner on the outside of the hull
just under the rubrail. The number will be stamped on a silver plate, starts with JOK and is 12 digits long. See Photo #1.
2. T
here is water inside my boat. Is this normal? Just like any boat, your boat may take on some water. Because of its flexible
nature, a polyethylene boat is prone to accumulate a small amount of water between the deck and hull. Water may accumulate
between the deck and hull due to rain, waves and condensation. This is normal, not a defect, and should be drained after
each use. Do not return to the retailer. Please be sure to secure the drain plugs after draining. Remove battery before draining
your boat.
3. How should I store my boat in the winter? See Storage.
4. What can I do if dents form in the hull from improper storage? Expose the dent to warm sunlight preferably on the south
side of a building. As the plastic warms it will usually (but not always) return to its molded shape. This process may take one
day to two weeks.
Please Choose Your Model
Sportyak
Water Tender 9.4
Capacity
for two
Large seating areas
with recessed
beverage holders
Built-in
oarlock
sockets
Carrying handles/tie
down locations
Chrome
oarlocks
sockets
Built-in
motor mount
360° safety
lanyard
Tow rope
Shallow draft
exceptionally
stable hull design
Specifications
Length85”
Width42”
Height16.5”
Weight
55 lbs.
Capacity
325 lbs.
216cm
107cm
42cm
25kg
147kg
Rugged
UV‑stabilized
Fortiflex®
High Density
Polyethylene
deck and hull with
injected foam
flotation
Center seat
for rowing
Stainless steel bow
Modified tri-hull
design maximizes
stability and
interior room
Also Features:
Also Features:
• Meets US Coast
Guard Safety
Standards
• Meets US Coast
Guard Safety
Standards
Rugged Fortiflex High
Density Polyethylene
deck and hull
Specifications
Length9.4’
Width55”
Height21”
Weight
106 lbs.
Capacity
480 lbs.
HP Rating 5
284cm
140cm
53cm
46kg
218kg
Please Choose Your Model
West Marine Water Tender 9.4
Large seating areas
with recessed
beverage holders
Built-in
oarlock
sockets
West Marine Classic Dinghy
Large seating areas
Carrying handles/tie
down locations
Built-in
oarlock
sockets
Carrying handles/tie
down locations
Built-in
motor mount
Built-in
motor mount
Dry
storage
Center seat
for rowing
Stainless steel bow
Modified tri-hull
design maximizes
stability and
interior room
Stainless steel bow
Center seat
for rowing
Dry
storage
Rugged Fortiflex High
Density Polyethylene
deck and hull
Rugged Fortiflex High
Density Polyethylene
deck and hull
Specifications
Length9.4’
Width55”
Height21”
Weight
106 lbs.
Capacity
480 lbs.
HP Rating 5
284cm
140cm
53cm
46kg
218kg
Specifications
Length9.9’
Width4.7’
Height23”
Weight
100 lbs.
Capacity
443 lbs.
HP Rating 6
297cm
140cm
58cm
45kg
201kg
*Please have serial number available when ordering
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Rope 3/8 inch Sportyak Royal Blue (requires 24 ft.)
Oarlock Socket Chrome (requires 2)
Rivet 3/16 x 5/8 for Socket (requires 2 per socket)
Rivet Burr #10 Alum for Socket (requires 2 per socket)
Drain Plug 3/4 inch
Sun Dolphin Logo
Oarlock Set (2 horns & 2 pins)
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Bow Eye - SS (requires 1)
Stern Eye (requires 2)
Rubrail Cloud White (requires 21.6 ft.)
Rivets for Rubrail (requires 8)
Rivet Burrs (requires 8)
Oarlock Sockets (set of 2)
Drain Plug (requires 1)
Pad, Tender Transom
Screws for Pad (requires 13)
Water Tender 9.4 Decal
Parts List
ITEM #
12738
Order online at www.klindustries.com
ITEM #
0138
0237
11775
12006
12587
0167
0206
0132
11539
12052
12834
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Bow Eye - SS (requires 1)
Stern Eye (requires 2)
Rubrail Gray (requires 22 ft.)
Rivets for Rubrail (requires 8)
Oarlock Sockets - SS (set of 2)
Drain Plug (requires 1)
Pad, Tender Transom
Screws for Pad (requires 13)
Dry Storage Compartment
Screw for Dry Storage Compartment (requires 6)
West Marine decal
Mooring
Cover
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
6’ Oar Set
Oars allow the boat to be rowed from the rear or center
seat. Set includes horns & pins.
12586
Oarlock Set
Fits 1 3/8”. Set includes 2 horns & 2 pins.
AWT94CVSW Mooring Cover (for 9.4 models only)
Cover gives years of protection shielding out rain and
debris. The elastic cord gives a snug, tight fit. Made of
durable water resistant polyester fabric. Available in gray.
WEST MARINE WATER TENDER 9.4
Set of Oars
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Parts List
WATER TENDER 9.4
ITEM #
0138
0237
2035
12006
12036
4046
0167
0206
0132
4801
WEST MARINE CLASSIC DINGHY
ITEM # PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
0138
Bow/Stern Eye - SS (requires 3)
12247WMMotor Mount Plate (requires 1)
0132
Screw for Motor Mount Plate (requires 8)
11775 Rubrail Gray (requires 22 ft.)
12006 Rivets for Rubrail (requires 8)
12587 Oarlock Sockets - SS (set of 2)
12513-P Thru Hull Drain Plug (requires 1)
12441 Backer Speed Nut (requires 1)
0155-R Sealant Puddy (requires 1.5 feet)
11539 Dry Storage Compartment
12052 Screw for Dry Storage Compartment (requires 6)
12835 West Marine Decal
Oar Locks
ITEM #
12595
12588
12003
12036
12501
22804
12586
Parts List
Parts List
SPORTYAK
WARRANTY
Please call us at 231-733-2725 if you have questions or a problem with your boat. Do not return the boat to the
retailer.
KL Industries, Inc. warrants to the original owner of any KL Industries boat. Any part of the boat that is defective in
material or workmanship will be repaired, without charge, at the purchasers’ local dealer or at KL Industries.
For personal use, this warranty shall apply for a period of two years on the deck and hull and two years on parts
from the date of retail sale. Any warranties from suppliers of component parts supersede KL Industries’ warranty.
This warranty covers use under normal conditions and does not cover damage caused by accidents, alteration, or misuse.
Freight to and from a local dealer or manufacturing plant is at the owners’ expense.
Warranty is not valid unless registration form is returned within 30 days of retail purchase.
Register online at: www.klindustries.com
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