MasterCraft ProStar X14v Owner`s manual

2012
ow n e r ’ s
m a n ua l
World Headquarters
MasterCraft Boat Company
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prostar
v-series
x-series
saltwater series
Congratulations on your boating choice!
MasterCraft is the recognized world leader
for inboard boats today and has been for
over forty (40) years. The quality, innovation,
selection and value of MasterCraft boats are
unmatched in the industry.
Please take a few minutes to read this Owner’s Manual completely in addition to carefully reviewing any additional information
provided in the accompanying packet. These
publications will help to answer most of the
remaining questions you may have regarding the new boat. If you have any additional
questions after reading these items publications, please feel free to speak with your dealer. MasterCraft wants you to feel comfortable
with your boat (and trailer, where applicable)
from the very beginning of your experience as
an owner of our products.
All information in this Owner’s Manual is
based on the latest product information
available at the time of printing. Because of
our policy of continuous product improvement, we reserve the right to make changes
at any time, without notice, in specifications
and models, and also to discontinue models.
We also reserve the right to change specifications, parts or accessories at any time
without incurring any obligation to equip
the same on models manufactured before
the date of the change. MasterCraft recommends checking www.mastercraft.com periodically, specifically the Knowledge Center,
for updates and additional information.
Welcome
Aboard!
Due to changes in specifications, models,
parts and/or accessories that may occur after
publication of this Owner’s Manual, the Owner’s Manual may not cover every circumstance
that may arise in owning and operating a boat.
Also, the illustrations used in this Owner’s
Manual are intended only as representative
reference views and may not depict actual
model component parts. Information regarding certain on-board components furnished
by suppliers other than MasterCraft, including the engine and power train components,
is provided separately by the manufacturers of
those components. This information is available through your dealer. A reasonable effort
has been made by MasterCraft and its suppliers to provide the applicable information required to ensure a long-lasting and enjoyable
boating experience.
Throughout this manual the terms “Danger,” “Warning,” and “Caution” appear, alerting the boat owner and/
or operator to dangerous or potentially dangerous situations that may arise. Those terms have the following
respective meanings whenever they appear herein:
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards.
Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
Failure to adhere to and comply with the safety dangers, warnings and cautions that
appear in this manual can lead to serious illness, injury or even death and/or damage to your boat or the
property of others. Beyond these warnings, boaters have a personal responsibility to utilize a common sense
approach to the boating experience, including keeping individuals off or near the swim platform and the
stern area of the boat during the engine operation. Personal flotation devices (“PFDs”) save lives and ensure
positive experiences. MasterCraft offers many proactive approaches to the boating experience, but the
consumer is ultimately responsible for the positive and safe involvement in boating.
Be sure to review the Boating Safety section of this manual, which immediately follows this section.
Because of the importance of these dangers, warnings and cautions, they are reprinted here, along with
the pages on which you will find them. Please note that the safety information statements presented below
are categorized for information purposes only, and are not presented in any particular order of importance.
Each of the statements referenced below and in the other sections of this manual provide you with important safety-related information and must be read and followed to avoid injury or damage, as applicable. We
strongly encourage you to cross-reference and read the dangers, warnings and cautions within the context
in which they are presented by reading and reviewing those sections.
Failure to comply with safety-related information and instructions
may result in serious injury or death to you and/or others. Always
use common sense when operating the boat or participating in any
activities associated with the boat, including, but not limited to, periods of time when the boat engine is shut down and the boat is not
in operation. (Page 1-7)
Following the activation of the automatic fire suppression system
or a hand-held fire extinguisher, a careful determination should be
made as to whether the boat can safely be operated. If there is any
doubt or concern whatsoever, the boat should be towed to shore
and/or dock for service by an authorized MasterCraft dealer prior to
operating again. Failure to follow these instructions could result in
death or serious injury/illness. (Pages 1-4)
Opening an engine compartment when there is indication of a fire
inside can cause the fire to flare up and/or spread, which may result
in extensive damage or even sinking of the boat and/or serious injury
or death to people on board. (Page 1-4)
Gasoline is highly flammable and its vapors may ignite, resulting in
fire or explosion. Be sure to keep all sparks and flames away from the
area while inspecting the boat’s fuel system. (Page 4-13)
Gasoline is explosive. If a gasoline odor is present or gasoline is visually observed in the bilge area during inspection, DO NOT START
YOUR ENGINE! Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch and
call an authorized MasterCraft dealer for service. (Pages 3-2, 4-19)
Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive under certain
conditions. Always stop the engine and never smoke or allow open
flames or sparks within fifty (50) feet of the fueling area when fueling. (Page 3-2)
Before starting the engine, open the engine compartment and check
for gasoline fumes, fuel and oil leaks or the presence of fuel or oil in
the bilge. (Page 3-6)
Take care not to spill gasoline. If gasoline is spilled accidentally, wipe
up all traces of it with dry rags immediately and dispose of properly
on shore. (Page 3-2)
To prevent a possible explosion, operate the blower for at least four
(4) minutes before starting the engine and always when at idle or
slow-running speed. Explosive gasoline and/or battery fumes may be
present in the engine compartment. Failure to do so may result in
serious injury or death! (Pages 3-6)
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Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless and poisonous gas
that accumulates rapidly and can cause serious injury or death. Exposure to carbon monoxide can be fatal in a matter of minutes. Exposure
to even low concentrations of carbon monoxide must not be ignored
because the effects of exposure to carbon monoxide can build up and
be just as lethal as high concentrations. Carbon monoxide from exhaust pipes of inboard or outboard engines may build up inside and
outside the boat in areas near exhaust vents, particularly during slowspeed operations. STAY AWAY from these exhaust vent areas, which
are located at the stern of the boat, and DO NOT swim or engage in
any watersports or other activities in or near the stern area of the boat,
including, without limitation, the swim platform and the rear sun deck,
when the engine is in operation. Under no circumstances should the
owner and/or operator allow persons to hold onto the swim platform
while the engine is operating and the boat is in motion. These activities
(sometimes known as “teak surfing” or “platform dragging,” where
the participant holds onto the swim platform and is pulled through the
water, and/or “body surfs” immediately behind the boat) are extremely dangerous, highly likely to result in death or serious bodily injury,
and are a misuse of this product. (Pages 1-12, 2-65, 2-73)
The safety switch lanyard must be attached to the operator whenever the engine is running. Failure to do so may result in death or
serious injury! (Page 2-31)
Never override or modify the engine emergency safety shut-off
switch in any way. (Page 1-7)
Do not tow more than two (2) persons at one time on a tow tower.
The tow tower approved for use on your boat should be used only for
water skis, wakeboards or recreational towables, and not for parasailing, kite flying or towing other boats. Do not add any attachments
that are not approved for use on your MasterCraft boat. Do not climb
on, sit on, stand on, jump off of or dive off of the tower. Never allow
passengers to sit behind the tow rope attachment point. Never allow
loose tow rope ends to dangle. Always be certain that all bolts are in
place and tight before and during use. When the tower is up, watch
for low obstacles such as tree limbs, bridges or power lines. (Page 1-7)
Information regarding the maximum number of people and/or additional weight to the boat is included in the Guide to Individual Models
section of this Manual. It is the boat operator’s responsibility to ensure that the boat is never overloaded. Too much additional weight
may cause the boat to overturn or sink, which can result in serious
bodily injury or death. (Page 3-8)
Boat operators should never attempt to duplicate operational skills
of professional drivers. When such maneuvers fail, it can result in serious injury or death. (Page 3-9)
Failure to comply with the requirement of operating the blower for at
least four (4) minutes before starting the engine may result in serious
injury or death to you and/or others. (Page 1-7)
Carbon monoxide is emitted from the engine’s exhaust system. Never run the engine without proper ventilation. Do not run the engine in
a confined space or where fumes may be trapped. Do not run the engine when the boat is stationary in calm wind conditions. (Page 2-35)
Carbon monoxide is emitted from the engine’s exhaust system. Never run the engine without proper ventilation. Do not run the engine in
a confined space or where fumes may be trapped. (Pages 2-71, 2-74)
Following the activation of the automatic fire suppression system
or a hand-held fire extinguisher, a careful determination should be
made as to whether the boat can safely be operated. If there is any
doubt or concern whatsoever, the boat should be towed to shore
and/or dock for service by an authorized MasterCraft dealer prior
to operating again. Failure to follow these instructions could result
in death or serious injury/illness. (Page 2-70)
DO NOT launch or operate the boat if any problem is found during
the Safety Check. A problem could lead to an accident during the
outing, resulting in death or serious injury. Any and all problems
should receive attention immediately. See your authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department for assistance. (Page 3-4)
Battery electrolyte fluid is dangerous. It contains sulfuric acid, which
is poisonous, corrosive and caustic. If electrolyte fluid is spilled or
placed on any part of the human body, immediately flush the area
with large amounts of clean water and immediately seek medical attention. (Page 4-13)
When charging, batteries generate small amounts of dangerous hydrogen gas. This gas is highly explosive. Keep all sparks, flames and smoking
well away from the area. Failure to follow instructions when charging a
battery may cause an electrical charge or even an explosion of the battery, which could result in death or serious injury. (Pages 2-33, 4-13, 4-14)
The engine box serves as a machinery guard. The engine must be
OFF whenever the box is open. Clothing or body parts can get caught
in moving parts, causing death or serious injury. Keep away from
moving parts! (Pages 2-67, 4-13, 4-14, 4-15, 4-16)
Adding additional ballast to a MasterCraft boat is not recommended,
and can result in impaired visibility, diminished handling characteristics and instability when operating your boat, and may result in potential structural and/or engine damage to the boat, which damage will
not be covered by your warranty. (Page 3-8)
Use of improper parts may cause component or engine failure. Such
failure may result in death or serious injury! (Page 4-3)
All boats have weight limits. Failure to adhere to the posted limits can
cause operation instability and/or the boat to sink. This may result in
serious injury or death, as well as significant damage to the boat, which
will not be covered by warranty. (Pages 1-12, 2-63)
If the Plug ’n Play bags are removed from the boat, the plumbing
plugs must be reinstalled in the boat to prevent unwanted and potentially dangerous intrusive of water into the boat. This water can
result in the boat sinking, which can result in serious injury or death!
(Page 2-64)
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When boats are in motion, operators and passengers should always
be seated on upholstered designated occupant seating. No other areas should be used during operation, including, but not limited to,
the gunwales, towers, sun pads, engine boxes, or any area that is not
clearly intended for seating while the boat is underway. People can
become dislodged from locations that are not actual seating, which
could result in injury during boat motion. (Page 2-73)
While operating attitude adjustment plates use caution. Improper
use of plates can cause accidents, which may result in serious injury
or death. While the boat is underway do not move one plate up or
down significantly as this may cause listing. While at higher speeds
do not over-trim, as this will cause the bow to lower quickly, resulting
in a reduction of speed and may cause the boat to veer. When in following seas or when running an inlet, the plates should be fully retracted. This will allow for optimal performance. ELECTRO-MECHANICAL
ACTUATORS PROVIDE AN INSTANT RESPONSE. WHEN MAKING
ADJUSTMENTS, USE SHORT MOMENTARY TAPS OF THE SWITCH.
(Page 2-62)
ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATORS PROVIDE AN INSTANT RESPONSE. WHEN MAKING ADJUSTMENTS, USE SHORT MOMENTARY
TAPS OF THE SWITCH. (Page 2-64)
All boats have weight limits. Failure to adhere to the posted limits can
cause operation instability and/or the boat to sink. This may result in serious injury or death, as well as significant damage to the boat, which will
not be covered by warranty. When the Plug ’n Play ballast
bags are filled, THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT OF THE BAGS
AND WATER MUST BE SUBTRACTED FROM the maximum
WEIGHT capacity of the boat , WITH THE REMAINDER left
for passengers and gear! (Page 2-63)
Improperly stored anchors and/or anchor line that has been improperly re-wound, may create a hazardous situation. People on-board
can trip on improperly stored materials, which can result in injury.
Improperly stored materials can also move too freely during boat
operation and make contact with individuals, again causing injury.
Properly store all anchor and lines whether the boat is in operation or
not, unless the anchor and line are in use. (Page 2-69)
The platform must be raised and locked into position for use of the
platform while boating. No one should be allowed on the platform
until the platform is securely locked in place and the engine is OFF.
Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death! (Page 2-65)
MasterCraft has determined that for the tower utilized on the current models, the total weight of all accessories mounted on the
tower should never exceed 85 pounds, regardless of whether the ac-
cessories are MasterCraft-approved and supplied or have come from
an aftermarket supplier. Exceeding this restriction can result in tower
failure, which could result in serious injury or death to the boat operator and/or passengers. (Page 2-66)
Engaging the engine synchronization functionality requires practice
to master. Because the boat will be in gear and will move during the
process, even after mastering the maneuver boat operators should
synchronize engines only on bodies of water of sufficient size to accomplish the maneuver without making contact with other vessels
or with inanimate objects, which could cause serious bodily injury or
significant damage to the boat. (Page 2-34)
Ski/wakeboard rope should never be attached to anything but approved pylons and towers as it may otherwise break free or cause
other items to break under duress. People onboard, as well as skiers
and/or wakeboarders could be injured. Also, operators and passengers should always pay attention to the rope when the boat is underway as rope can snap back into the boat, which could result in injury.
(Page -2-64)
Completely filling the fuel tank prior to storage and then sealing the
fuel tank vent does not allow room for necessary expansion. This can
result, in extreme conditions, in fuel tank rupture. Such release of
fuel into the boat and potentially into the storage area could result in
substantial damage to the boat and contact with any spark (such as
a flame-producing pilot light in a heater) could also result in property
damage and serious injury or death. (Page 4-20)
Be sure all fasteners used are approved and rated for marine use.
Most fasteners used on MasterCraft boats are stainless steel or specially coated to resist corrosion. (Page 4-3)
All replaced fuel components must meet United States Coast Guard
(“USCG”) and American Boat & Yacht Council, Inc. (“ABYC”) standards, and must be Underwriter’s Laboratory (“UL”)-approved. Inferior quality components pose a serious safety threat to you and others, and the use of inferior components may result in serious injury or
death. Resulting damage may void the warranty. (Page 4-19)
Do not continue to run the engine if the oil pressure is low. If you do,
the engine may become so hot that it, or surrounding components,
could catch fire. You or others could be burned and the boat seriously
damaged. Check your oil level and add an appropriate amount of approved motor oil before operating again or have your boat serviced
by your local authorized dealer’s service department. Note that damage to your engine from inappropriate oil levels can be costly to repair. Such damage is not covered by your warranty. (Page 2-34)
Some engine parts become very hot during operation. This inspection must be completed while the engine is cool to prevent burns to
your skin. Perform this task before starting the boat.
(Pages 4-13, 4-17)
Towers should never have a total aggregate weight of accessories exceeding 85 lbs. (U.S.) total. Excessive weight can cause tower failure
and the collapse of a tower or the disconnection of the tower from
the deck, which could result in serious bodily injury or damage to the
boat that is not covered by warranty. (Page 1-7)
Prior to operation of the boat, verify that the mirror hardware is secure. Failure to do so may result in the mirror detaching from the
windshield extrusion. The mirror could hit the operator or a passenger, resulting in injury. (Page 2-63)
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Convertible seat backs should always be in the forward-facing position when the boat is underway. Anyone seated facing aft could
become dislodged when the boat is underway, which could result in
sliding off the seating and making contact with the transom or swim
platform. Jump seats should be secured against the deck with a lock
pin accessible under the observer seat to avoid dislodging passengers
while the boat is underway. Convertible seat backing should always
be secured prior to use. Care should be taken to avoid pinching fingers or other skin when sliding the backing. (Page 2-73)
Always ensure that there are no people nor objects in the way when
raising and lowering the tower. Individuals and their limbs may be
subject to injury if caught in the path of the tower, as well as potential
damage to the boat, which is not covered under warranty. (Page 2-65)
When boating, avoid using the windshield as an aid for balance or getting out of a seat. This causes undue stress to the window frame and
could damage it, which may not be covered under warranty. (Page 3-4)
To ensure proper break-in and lubrication, boat owners should not
remove the factory break-in oil until after the initial ten (10) hours of
operation. At that time, an oil change should be performed on the
Indmar engines by an authorized MasterCraft service technician at
an authorized MasterCraft dealer. (Page 3-5)
DO NOT use the ski pylon or any portion of any tower for lifting. They
are NOT designed to be used as a central lifting point. Also, DO NOT
use the stern ski tow as a lifting ring. The deck may be damaged. See
the Storage Cradle sub-section of this section. Also never lift a boat
with water in the bilge or containing a water-filled device such as a
ballast system or sack. The extra stress will put an excessive load on
the hull and lifting equipment that may seriously damage the boat.
Such damage may not be covered by the warranty. (Page 4-2)
Continued operation after the warning light has illuminated may
cause severe engine damage. This will void your warranty. (Page 3-7)
Lifting slings must never contact shafts, struts or hardware protruding from the hull. Damage may result that would void the warranty.
(Page 4-2)
When the boat is out of the water, it is important to support the hull
correctly to avoid any hull damage. Such damage may void the warranty. (Page 4-2)
Crossing cables or jumper cables may result in damage to the electrical components due to incorrect battery connections. Such damages
may not be covered by your warranty. (Page 4-14)
Attention must be paid to any leakage occurring in the propeller shaft
log area. Water intrusion into the transmission, which can happen if
excessive leakage is occurring may cause serious damage. Such damage may not be covered by the warranty. (Page 4-15)
Engines should always be operated within engine manufacturer
guidelines. Failure to do so may cause significant damage to the engine and drive train and is not covered under warranty! (Page 3-10)
Continuing to operate the boat while the temperature is above normal operating parameters may cause serious damage to your engine. Damage to your engine resulting from operating the engine in
an overheated condition can be costly to repair. Such damage is not
covered by your warranty! (Page 2-36)
Exposure to salt water will cause corrosion leading to significant
damage to stainless steel and chrome parts. Failure to thoroughly
rinse salt water from all hardware, and to apply protective oil after
each exposure to salt water, will accelerate the corrosion of hardware
and will void your warranty. (Page 4-3)
The platform must be raised and locked into position for transportation of the boat, as well as use of the platform while boating. Leaving
the platform down may result in damage to the boat transom during
transport that will not be covered by the warranty! (Page 2-65)
Fuel systems on all boats MUST be properly prepared for storage periods exceeding two (2) weeks, as outlined in this Owner’s Manual.
Failure to do so will void the warranty. (Page 4-21)
Because of the complexity of preparing a boat for proper winter storage, as well as the possibility of extreme damage to the drive train
if a preparation error was made during winterization, MasterCraft
recommends scheduling an appointment with an authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department to permit a technician to perform
all winterization procedures. (Page 4-20)
Add-on equipment may adversely affect the alternator output or
overload the electrical system. Such damage may not be covered by
the warranty. (Page 4-13)
Failure to follow the engine oil recommendations listed in the engine
manual can cause additional engine wear and increase the possibility
of engine component failure. Damage to the engine due to incorrect
oil usage can be costly to repair, and is not covered by the warranty!
(Page 3-5)
Allowing the fuel level in the fuel tank to fall below one-quarter of a tank
full may affect the reliability of the fuel pump or result in damage to the
fuel pump, which is not covered under warranty. (Pages 2-35, 3-2)
Damage to the engine by use of low-quality gasoline or gasoline with
an octane rating below the minimum level listed will void the warranty on the boat. (Page 3-3)
Extended storage with fuel in the system can affect the fuel’s stability
and may require system inspection and fuel filter replacement when
the unit is placed back into service. (Page 3-3)
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Welcome Aboard............................................................................. i
Dangers, Warnings and Cautions.....................................................ii
Safety Knowledge
Boating Safety.......................................................................... 1-2
General Precautions................................................................. 1-2
Safety Equipment.....................................................................1-3
Required Equipment.................................................................1-3
Fire Extinguishers....................................................................1-3
Fire Suppression & Extinguishing (All V-Drives)........................1-3
Fire Suppression & Extinguishing (Others).............................. 1-4
Fire Port.................................................................................. 1-4
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)........................................... 1-4
PFD Accessibility.....................................................................1-5
Sound Producing Devices........................................................1-5
Visual Distress Signals..............................................................1-5
Registration, Numbering and
Documentation..................................................................... 1-6
Operator’s License................................................................... 1-6
Recommended Equipment....................................................... 1-6
Safety Afloat.............................................................................1-7
Skiing and Wakeboarding Safety...............................................1-7
Warning Plates and Labels....................................................... 1-8
Operator’s Responsibilities....................................................... 1-8
Float Plan................................................................................. 1-8
Nautical Charts......................................................................... 1-9
Weather.................................................................................... 1-9
Staying Afloat.........................................................................1-10
Cold Water Survival.................................................................1-10
Hypothermia...........................................................................1-10
Immersion Suits......................................................................1-10
Inflatable Life Rafts.................................................................1-10
Anchoring............................................................................... 1-11
Communications..................................................................... 1-11
Law Enforcement.................................................................... 1-11
Common Sense Approach.........................................................1-12
Rules of the Open Water..........................................................1-14
Steering and Sailing Rules/Sound Signals................................1-14
Rules When Encountering Vessels............................................1-14
Meeting...................................................................................1-14
Crossing...................................................................................1-14
Overtaking..............................................................................1-15
Other Special Situations..........................................................1-15
Sailing Vessel Right-of-Way.....................................................1-15
Fishing Vessel Right-of-Way....................................................1-15
The General Prudential Rule....................................................1-15
Reading Buoys and Other Markings.........................................1-15
Guide to Individual Models........................................................ 2-1
ProStar 190................................................................................ 2-2
ProStar 197, X-7......................................................................... 2-4
ProStar 214, X-14....................................................................... 2-6
ProStar 214, X-14 V-Drive........................................................... 2-8
X-1 .
.................................................................................
..
2-10
200V, X-2 . ................................................................................ 2-12
215V, X-15............................................................................... 2-14
225V, X-25............................................................................... 2-16
235V, X-35............................................................................... 2-18
245V, X-45............................................................................... 2-20
255V, X-55............................................................................... 2-22
X-Star .
................................................................................ 2-24
280V, X-80.............................................................................. 2-26
Measurements........................................................................ 2-28
Table
of
Contents
Electronic Instrumentation...................................................... 2-29
Controls Common to Most Models........................................... 2-30
Introduction........................................................................... 2-30
Manual and Automatic Bilge Pump Switch............................. 2-30
Blower Switch........................................................................ 2-30
Circuit Breakers...................................................................... 2-30
Dual Battery Operation Switch................................................2-31
Engine Emergency Safety Stop Switch....................................2-31
Horn. ..................................................................................2-31
Ignition Key Slot..................................................................... 2-32
Ignition START-STOP............................................................. 2-32
GPS and Chartplotter............................................................. 2-32
Navigation/Anchor Lights Switch........................................... 2-32
Performance Controls..............................................................2-33
Battery Charger.......................................................................2-33
Cruise Control Gauge...............................................................2-33
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge..................................................... 2-34
Engine Synchronizing Switch................................................. 2-34
Fuel Gauge..............................................................................2-35
Low Voltage Battery Alarm......................................................2-35
Other Alarms...........................................................................2-35
Shift Throttle Control..............................................................2-35
Speedometer......................................................................... 2-36
Tachometer............................................................................ 2-36
Temperature Gauge................................................................ 2-36
Voltmeter............................................................................... 2-36
Video Display Gauges...............................................................2-37
ProStar 190, ProStar 197, X-7, X-1............................................2-37
X-Star. ................................................................................. 2-46
200V, X-2, 215V, X-15, 225V, X-25, 235V, X-35,
245V, X-45, 255V, X-55, ProStar 214, X-14,
ProStar 214V, X-14V, 280, X-80............................................. 2-54
Sport Enhancement Controls.................................................. 2-62
Attitude Adjustment or Trim Tab Switch................................. 2-62
Ballast Empty/Fill Switches.................................................... 2-63
Mirrors. ................................................................................. 2-63
Plug ‘n Play............................................................................ 2-63
Ski/Wakeboard Rope.............................................................. 2-64
Surf Tab Switch....................................................................... 2-64
Swim/Boarding Platforms...................................................... 2-65
Towers. ................................................................................. 2-66
Convenience Controls...............................................................2-67
12-Volt Receptacle..................................................................2-67
Aft Light Switch......................................................................2-67
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AM/FM Stereo, CD Player, Remote Control,
iPod and MP3 Player Connections..........................................2-67
Courtesy Lights Switch............................................................2-67
Display Selector Switch...........................................................2-67
Engine Hatch Switch...............................................................2-67
Heater Switch........................................................................ 2-68
Instrument Panel Backlighting Switch.................................... 2-68
Refrigerator Switch................................................................ 2-68
Seat Heat Switches................................................................ 2-68
Shower and/or Slick Boot Switch............................................ 2-68
Sink Switch............................................................................ 2-68
Tower Lights Switch............................................................... 2-68
Underwater Lights Switch...................................................... 2-68
Wash Down Switch................................................................. 2-68
Comfort and Convenience....................................................... 2-69
Anchor. ................................................................................. 2-69
Canvas Covers........................................................................ 2-69
Coolers. ................................................................................. 2-69
Fire Suppression and Extinguishing.........................................2-70
Head. ..................................................................................2-70
Heater. ..................................................................................2-71
Ladder. ..................................................................................2-71
Lighting...................................................................................2-72
Refrigeration...........................................................................2-72
Seat Heaters...........................................................................2-73
Seating. ..................................................................................2-73
Shower or Wash Down............................................................2-74
Tables. ..................................................................................2-74
Preparation................................................................................3-1
Using Care When Fueling........................................................... 3-2
ILMORMARINE Engines........................................................... 3-2
What Type of Gasoline To Use................................................... 3-2
Using Oxygenated Fuels or Fuels with Alcohol...........................3-3
When the Boat Is Not Used for a While......................................3-3
Fuels Outside the U.S. and Canada............................................3-3
Safety Checks and Services....................................................... 3-4
Before Each Operation............................................................. 3-4
During Operation..................................................................... 3-4
After Operation........................................................................ 3-4
New Boat Break-In.................................................................... 3-5
First Hours of Operation........................................................... 3-5
After Break-In........................................................................... 3-5
Starting and Basic Operation.................................................... 3-6
Before Starting......................................................................... 3-6
Starting the Engine.................................................................. 3-6
Shifting Gears............................................................................3-7
Underway.................................................................................3-7
Stopping...................................................................................3-7
Operational Hints...................................................................... 3-8
Loading. ................................................................................... 3-8
Emergencies............................................................................ 3-8
Courtesy................................................................................... 3-8
First Time Operation................................................................ 3-9
Basic Maneuvering................................................................... 3-9
High Speed Operation.............................................................. 3-9
Unusual Operating Conditions.................................................. 3-9
Docking and Tie-Up.................................................................. 3-9
Care and Maintenance............................................................... 4-1
Lifting the Boat......................................................................... 4-2
Using Lifting Eyes..................................................................... 4-2
Using Lifting Slings................................................................... 4-2
Storage Cradle......................................................................... 4-2
Corrosion Prevention................................................................. 4-3
Galvanic Corrosion................................................................... 4-3
Salt Water Corrosion................................................................ 4-3
Marine Growth......................................................................... 4-3
Stainless Steel and Chrome...................................................... 4-3
Cleaning the Boat...................................................................... 4-4
Hull . ................................................................................... 4-4
Carpet. ................................................................................... 4-4
Teak Wood............................................................................... 4-4
Fiberglass Swim Platform......................................................... 4-5
Windshield............................................................................... 4-5
Canvas Covers.......................................................................... 4-6
Enclosed Head......................................................................... 4-7
Slick Boot................................................................................. 4-7
Upholstery............................................................................... 4-8
Additional Upholstery Cleaning Information............................. 4-8
Recommended Products.......................................................... 4-8
Non-Recommended Products.................................................. 4-8
MasterCraft Boat Care Products............................................... 4-9
All Purpose Cleaner.................................................................. 4-9
Boat Cleaner & Polish............................................................... 4-9
Vinyl Dressing.......................................................................... 4-9
Glass Cleaner............................................................................ 4-9
Bilge Cleaner............................................................................ 4-9
Hull Cleaner.............................................................................. 4-9
Spray Wax.............................................................................. 4-10
Boat Wash & Wax................................................................... 4-10
Microfiber Detailing Cloths..................................................... 4-10
Cleaning & Detailing Kit......................................................... 4-10
MasterCraft Maintenance Service...........................................4-11
Frequency and Scheduled Maintenance..................................4-11
New Boat Break-In..................................................................4-11
Before Each Use......................................................................4-11
After Each Use.........................................................................4-11
Quarterly (Every 50 Hours)......................................................4-11
Annually (Every 100 Hours)......................................................4-11
Scheduled Maintenance.......................................................... 4-12
Before Each Use (Prior to Starting the Engine).......................... 4-12
Inspect Seacock Strainer....................................................... 4-12
Inspect Battery Connections & Hold-Downs.......................... 4-12
Inspect Throttle & Shift Cables...............................................4-13
Inspect Fuel System for Leaks................................................4-13
Inspect Exhaust System for Leaks......................................... 4-14
Before Each Use (After Starting the Engine)
Check Battery is Fully Charged............................................... 4-14
Inspect the Propeller Shaft Log..............................................4-15
Inspect Fuel System for Leaks................................................4-15
Inspect Exhaust System for Leaks......................................... 4-16
After Each Use........................................................................ 4-16
General Cleaning and Storage............................................... 4-16
Inspections........................................................................... 4-16
Quarterly (Every 50 Hours)...................................................... 4-16
Check Safety Equipment....................................................... 4-16
Annually (Every 100 Hours).......................................................4-17
Annual Maintenance..............................................................4-17
Check Engine Mounts............................................................4-17
Check Propeller Shaft Coupling Alignment.............................4-17
Inspect Exhaust Flaps for Damage........................................ 4-18
Lubricate Steering System.................................................... 4-18
Lubricate Shift & Throttle System......................................... 4-18
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Check Ballast Pump Impeller................................................. 4-18
Inspect Complete Fuel System for Leakage........................... 4-19
Fire Extinguisher and Suppression Units............................... 4-19
Other Maintenance............................................................... 4-19
Propeller Maintenance.............................................................4-23
Checking/Repairing Propellers.................................................4-23
Changing Propellers................................................................4-23
Guide to Troubleshooting........................................................ 4-24
Storage and Winterization...................................................... 4-20
General Preparation............................................................... 4-20
Fuel System Treatment.......................................................... 4-20
General Power Package Preparation...................................... 4-21
Other Winterization Preparations........................................... 4-21
Ballast System Preparations................................................... 4-22
Re-Activating the Boat After Storage..................................... 4-22
Warranty. ....................................................................................5-1
Limited Warranty Statement.................................................... 5-2
Warranty Registration and Transfer......................................... 5-6
Service Log..................................................................................5-7
Index .
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Safety Knowledge
Safety
Your safety, as well as the safety of others with
and around you, is a direct result of how you operate
and maintain your boat. You—and anyone who will
be operating this boat—should read and seek to fully
comprehend this Owner’s Manual, and any additional
information provided by component manufacturers and suppliers. Make sure that you understand all
of the controls and operating instructions before attempting to operate the boat. Improper operation is
extremely dangerous!
The basic safety rules are outlined in this section of
the Owner’s Manual. Additional precautions throughout the Manual are noted by the following symbols:
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert
you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all
safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid
possible injury or death.
General Precautions
Be certain that all operators of your boat are aware of the safety information within
this Owner’s Manual and that they use it to conform to boat safety principles.
Boating safety starts with a thorough understanding of boat operations. In addition
to careful review of this Owner’s Manual, you should also be aware that many sources of
helpful information are available. MasterCraft urges you to pursue additional training prior
to the independent operation of your boat. However, training at any time from recognized
boating and/or safety organizations is beneficial.
The following is a listing of a few agencies and organizations that offer safety training
and/or information:
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
American Red Cross, National HQ
8111 Gatehouse Road, 6th Floor
Falls Church VA 22042
(202) 737-8300
www.redcross.org
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
U.S. A. Water Ski Association
1251 Holy Cow Road
Polk City FL 33868
(863) 324-4341
www.usawaterski.org
Boat Owners Association of the United States
880 South Pickett Street
Alexandria VA 22304
(703) 823-9550
www.boatus.com
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in property damage.
The precautions listed in this Owner’s Manual
and on the boat are not all-inclusive. If a procedure,
method, tool or part is not specifically recommended
by MasterCraft, using it may place you and others in
an unsafe situation; in addition, you may render your
warranty void. Remember: Always use common sense
when operating, servicing or repairing the boat!
Observing the safety recommendations found in
this Owner’s Manual is critical to keeping your boating
experience as safe as possible during routine operation. Your failure to do so may result in severe personal
injury or death to you and/or others. Use caution and
common sense when operating your boat. Do not ever
take unnecessary chances!
National Safe Boating Council
2550 M Street NW, Suite 425
Washington DC 20037
(202) 296-4588
www.safeboatingcouncil.org
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
2100 Second Street SW
Washington DC 20593-001
(202) 267-1001
www.uscg.mil
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Safety Equipment
Federal law requires certain safety equipment to be on-board your boat at all times. Responsible boaters carry additional equipment in case of
emergency. It is your responsibility to check with the local boating authorities for any additional requirements and/or equipment over and above the
federal requirements.
Required Equipment
Your MasterCraft boat has been equipped at the factory with most
of the federally required safety equipment for inland waters (Class II,
26-foot-to-40-foot watercraft). This equipment includes:
• ABYC-approved (American Boat & Yacht Club) marine mufflers with
water injection;
• USCG-approved (United States Coast Guard) marine flame arrestor;
• USCG-approved engine box ventilation with sparkless power blower;
• ABYC-approved electric horn sound-warning device;
• USCG-approved inland lighting.
Fire Extinguishers
In all V-drives, the engine compartment is equipped with an automatic fire suppression system with a manual override that uses a clean
agent canister, which is housed in the engine compartment and is integrated with the fire suppression system. The direct drive models are
equipped with a fire port, into which the contents of a clean-agent canister can be released into the engine compartment.
Except as set forth below, you are also required by law to have on board
one (1) five-pound, dry chemical fire extinguisher rated for Type A, B and C
fires. The law requires that for all boats more than 26 feet in length, which
includes the 280V and X-80 models, you must have on board two (2) fivepound, dry chemical fire extinguishers. The dry chemical fire extinguisher is
standard equipment, which is automatically included in your boat from the
factory. Replacement units can be ordered from MasterCraft.
If any of the fire suppression system canisters on board your boat are
discharged (whether a canister in an automatic system or a portable fire
extinguisher), then they must be replaced. If the automatic fire suppression system has been discharged on a V-drive model, that information
will be indicated through the video display screen at the helm. If the clean
agent canister associated with the automatic fire suppression system or
the clean agent canister used in connection with a fire port has been discharged, then you must contact your authorized MasterCraft dealer to obtain a replacement for the clean agent type of canister. If the dry chemical
fire extinguisher has been discharged, then you may purchase a replacement five-pound dry chemical fire extinguisher that is rated for Type A, B
and C fires from an authorized MasterCraft dealer or from another source.
Fire extinguishers require periodic maintenance. Monthly, each fire extinguisher on your boat should be examined to be sure that the seals and
tamper indicators are not broken or missing. The pressure gauges or indicators, if applicable, should read in the operable range. There should be no
obvious physical damage, rust, corrosion, leakage or clogged nozzles. Additionally, if the extinguisher has not been used, it should be weighed annually
to assure that the minimum weight as stated on the label still exists. Any fire
extinguisher that has been partially emptied must be replaced or taken to a
qualified fire extinguisher servicing company for recharging.
In an automatic/manual system, ensure the pin inserted to protect the
system during transit from the factory has been pulled to activate the system. This is part of dealer preparation, but it is the responsibility of the boat
owner to ensure that the system is functional.
Fire Suppression and Extinguishing (All V-Drives)
Automatic Fire Suppression
All MasterCraft V-drives are equipped with an automatic fire suppression system. The automatic system operates from sensors in the engine room and will automatically release a cleanagent, gaseous chemical that does not leave residue behind. In boats sold domestically, this is
the FE-241 system; internationally, it is the FM-200 system.
It is also possible to activate the system manually on the FE-241 system only. Pull the pin
shown in the photo left with the red tag , and then pull the red fire handle to set the system
in operation.
In case of an engine compartment fire, shut down the engine and blowers before manual
discharge, or immediately following the automatic discharge. Boats are equipped with a discharge indication light at the instrument panel or on the video display gauge at the helm.
After the suppression system has been used, the fire extinguisher canister will be empty.
The boat owner/operator should have the canister replaced as soon as practicable.
V-drive boats have also been specified to carry a hand-held 2.5 lb. monoammonium phosphate expellant (dry chemical) unit, which is rated Class A (trash, wood and paper), Class B (UL
Approved) and Class C (energized electrical equipment). These units should be used in situations other than engine compartment fires.
All V-drives are specified for one (1) dry chemical, hand-held extinguisher. This is in addition to
the suppression system in the engine compartment.
Hand-held units should be replaced or recharged as soon as possible after use. Chemical
discharge should be cleaned from all surfaces as soon as possible and prior to running the boat
again, unless operation is necessary to return to shore.
The boat should never be operated following a fire until after a determination has been
made whether operation may result in another fire. If any danger of an additional fire exists,
the boat should be towed to shore or dock rather than running the engine(s).
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Consumers who choose to purchase fire control equipment from resources other than MasterCraft
must follow the instructions and requirements as listed within the engine compartment regarding suitability for the compartment volume. These standards are established by the ABYC.
Following the activation of the automatic fire suppression system or a hand-held fire extinguisher, a careful determination should be made as to whether the boat can safely be operated. If there is any doubt or concern whatsoever, the boat should be towed to shore and/or
dock for service by an authorized MasterCraft dealer prior to operating again. Failure to
follow these instructions could result in death or serious injury/illness.
Fire Suppression and Extinguishing (ProStar 190,
ProStar 197, X-7, ProStar 214 direct drive and
X-14 direct drive)
These models are specified for two (2) fire extinguishers, both to be held in the void beneath the observer’s
seat. One unit is a hand-held 2.5 lb. monoammonium
phosphate expellant (dry chemical) unit, which shall be
rated Class A (trash, wood and paper), Class B (UL Approved) and Class C (energized electrical equipment).
These units should be used in fighting all on-board fires
other than engine compartment fires.
Hand-held units should be replaced or recharged as
soon as possible after use, or after 12 years from date
of manufacture. Any chemical discharge should be
cleaned from all surfaces as soon as possible and prior
to running the boat again, unless operation is necessary to return to shore.
The other specified unit is a hand-held fire suppression unit FM-200 (international boats) or FE-241
(domestic boats). The difference is that in domestic
V-drive models the unit is not mounted in the engine
compartment, and it must be manually operated (red
bottle shown below).
In the event of any evidence of a fire within the engine compartment, DO NOT OPEN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT (BOX).
Opening an engine compartment when there is indication of a fire inside can cause the fire to flare up
and/or spread, which may result in extensive damage
or even sinking of the boat and/or serious injury or
death to people on board.
Shut down the
engine and blowers. Continuously
discharge the entire contents of
the FE-241 fire
suppression unit
through the fire
port immediately.
Top: FE-241;
Bottom: FM200
Fire Port
On these models, the engine compartment is equipped with a fire port on
the side of the engine box. In the event of a fire, insert the nozzle of the fire extinguisher through the fire port pull the safety pin and press the handle to release the
clean-agent, gaseous chemicals inside the engine box.
The boat owner/operator should have the fire extinguisher canister replaced
as soon as practicable.
The boat should never be operated following a fire until after a determination
has been made whether operation may result in another fire. If any danger of an
additional fire exists, the boat should be towed to shore or dock rather than running the engine(s).
Following the activation of the automatic fire suppression system
or a hand-held fire extinguisher, a careful determination should be
made as to whether the boat can safely be operated. If there is any
doubt or concern whatsoever, the boat should be towed to shore
and/or dock for service by an authorized MasterCraft dealer prior
to operating again. Failure to follow these instructions could result
in death or serious injury/illness.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
Federal law also requires at least one wearable Type I, II, III or Type V Personal
Flotation Device (“PFD”), for each person on-board or being towed on water skis,
wakeboards or other recreational equipment. A Type V PFD provides performance
of either a Type I, II or III PFD (as marked on its label) and must be used according
to the label requirements. In addition, one throwable Type IV PFD must also be on
board. As the owner, obtaining the appropriate PFDs is your responsibility and
determining whether people on-board , including those who are underage, are
required to wear PFDs when underway. Your MasterCraft dealer can, and will be
happy to, assist you with your purchase of appropriate PFDs.
Note: Requirements for coastal waters and inland waters differ. Check with the
local boating authorities for more information.
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PFD Accessibility
• Wearable PFDs must be readily accessible in the boat.
• It should be possible to put on the PFDs within a reasonable amount of
time in case of emergency.
• PFDs should never be stowed in plastic bags, in locked or closed compartments or have other gear stowed on top of them.
• The U.S. Coast Guard, as well as MasterCraft, recommends the wearing
of PFDs at all times when the vessel is underway, even though it is not a
requirement. The best PFD is the one that is worn–that is, the one that
can save your life.
• Inflatable PFDs must have a full cylinder and all status indicators on the
inflator must be green, or the device is NOT serviceable, and is NOT considered a usable PFD for anyone on-board the vessel.
• Coast Guard-approved inflatable PFDs are authorized for use on recreational boats by persons at least 16 years of age.
• Some states require children to wear PFDs at all times. Check with your
state boating safety officials for details. Be certain to equip children with
a PFD that is appropriate for the size of the child. The label will indicate
the weight limits for use.
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Sound Producing Devices
The navigation rules require
sound signals to be made under certain circumstances. Meeting, crossing
and overtaking situations, which will
be described in some detail shortly,
are examples of when sound signals
are required. Recreational vessels are
also required to sound signals during
periods of reduced visibility. Your MasterCraft boat is equipped with a horn,
but you may also purchase aftermarket devices in case of potential
electrical disconnect or failure.
Note: The requirement to carry a bell on board no longer applies to
vessels operating on International Waters.
Visual Distress Signals
All vessels used on coastal
waters, the Great Lakes, territorial seas and those waters connected directly to them up to a
point where a body of water is
less than two miles wide, must
be equipped with U.S.C.G.-approved visual distress signals. Vessels
owned in the United States but operating on the high seas must be
equipped with U.S.C.G.-approved visual distress signals.
Pyrotechnic visual distress signals must be Coast Guard-approved, in serviceable condition and readily accessible. This means
that:
• They are marked with an expiration date. Expired signals may be
carried as extra equipment, but cannot be counted toward meeting the visual distress signal requirement, since they may be unreliable.
If pyrotechnic devices are selected, a minimum of three are required. That is, three signals for day use and three signals for night.
Some pyrotechnic signals meet both day and night use requirements.
• Pyrotechnic devices should be stored in a cool, dry location, if
possible. A watertight container painted red or orange and prominently marked “Distress Signals” or “Flares” is recommended.
U.S.C.G.-approved pyrotechnic visual distress signals and associated devices include pyrotechnic red flairs, hand-held or aerial; pyrotechnic orange smoke, hand-held or floating, or launchers for aerial
red meteors or parachute flares.
Non-pyrotechnic devices may be allowed. These include an orange distress flag (day signal only) or an electric distress light (which
is acceptable for night use). Use of these devices must still meet Coast
Guard requirements, information for which is available online and
from the Coast Guard.
Under Inland Navigation Rules, a high intensity white light flashing at regular intervals from 50-70 times per minute is considered a
distress signal. Such devices do NOT count toward meeting the visual
distress signal requirement, however. Regulations prohibit display of
visual distress signals on the water under any circumstances except
when assistance is required to prevent immediate or potential danger
to persons on board a vessel.
All distress signals have distinct advantages. No single device is
ideal under all conditions or suitable for all purposes. Pyrotechnics are
universally recognized as excellent distress signals. However, there
is potential for injury and property damage if not properly handled.
These devices produce a very hot flame and the residue can cause
burns and ignite flammable materials.
Pistol launched and hand-held parachute flares and meteors have
many characteristics of a firearm and must be handled with caution. In
some states they are considered a firearm and prohibited from use.
Check with local authorities regarding the best visual distress signal for use in the area in which you will be boating.
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Registration, Numbering and Documentation
Although it might not be immediately obvious as to how this relates to boating safety, in fact it can be critical in emergencies. All undocumented
vessels equipped with propulsion machinery must be registered in the state of principal use. A certificate of number will be issued upon registering
the vehicle. These numbers must be displayed on your vessel. The owner/operator of the vessel must carry a valid certificate of number whenever
the vessel is in use. When moving to a new state of principal use, the certificate is valid for 60 days. Check with your state boating authority for registration requirements.
Numbers must be painted or permanently attached to each side of the forward half of the vessel.
The validation stickers must be affixed within six inches of the registration number. With the exception of the vessel fee decal, no other letters or numbers may be displayed nearby. Lettering must
be in plain, vertical block characters of not less than three (3) inches in height. Spaces or hyphens
between letter and number groupings must be equal to the width of a letter other than “i” or a
number other than “1.”
The owner of a vessel must notify the agency which issued the certificate of number within fifteen (15)
days if the vessel is transferred, destroyed, abandoned, lost, stolen or recovered, or if the certificate of
number is lost, destroyed or the owner’s address changed. If the certificate of number becomes invalid for
any reason, it must be surrendered in the manner prescribed to the issuing authority within 15 days.
Recommended Equipment
The responsible boat owner will avoid potential problems on an outing by having additional
equipment on board. Normally, the decision regarding the appropriate equipment to take on
individual outings is dependent upon the body of water and the length of the trip. We suggest the
following equipment as a minimum (your MasterCraft dealer can also assist you with additional
recommendations):
Operator’s
License
Some states are implementing operator’s license requirements. These requirements vary widely. Whether operating a
boat locally or in a remote location, operators should verify with state and local
authorities regarding whether a license
or training is required. This should be
checked at least annually.
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An anchor with at least 75 feet of line (in saltwater operation, particularly);
A manual bailing device for removing water;
A combination oar/boat hook;
A day-and-night visual distress signal;
A first aid kit and manual;
An airway breathing tube;
A waterproof flashlight;
A non-electric horn or whistle;
A set of local navigational charts;
Mooring lines and fenders;
Extra engine oil;
A tool kit; and
A portable, battery-operated AM/FM radio or weather radio/scanner.
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Safety Afloat
The cause of many boating accidents is often the operator’s
failure to follow basic safety rules or written precautions. Many accidents can be avoided if the operator is completely familiar with the
boat, its operation and can recognize potentially hazardous situations before an accident occurs.
Failure to comply with safety-related information and instructions may result in serious injury or death to you and/
or others. Always use common sense when operating the
boat or participating in any activities associated with the
boat, including, but not limited to, periods of time when the
boat engine is shut down and the boat is not in operation.
• Improper operation of the boat is extremely dangerous! Operators must read and understand all operating manuals supplied
with the boat, before operation.
• On-board equipment must always conform to the governing federal, state and local regulations.
• Always attach the engine emergency safety shut-off lanyard to
a part of your clothing (such as a belt loop) when operating the
boat.
Never override or modify the engine emergency safety shutoff switch in any way.
• Never operate the boat while under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
• All persons must be seated in a designated occupant seating
area while the boat is in motion. Never stand or allow passengers to stand in the boat or sit on the motor box or tower (where
equipped), or any location other than occupant seating while
underway. You or others may be thrown within or from the boat,
which could result in serious injury or death. Never allow occupants
to use sun pads or transom seating while the engine is running.
• Prior to starting the engine, you must open the engine box and
check the engine compartment and bilge for gasoline and oil vapors. You must also operate the blower for at least four (4) minutes.
Failure to do so may result in fire and/or an explosion.
Failure to comply with the requirement of operating the
blower for at least four (4) minutes before starting the engine may result in serious injury or death to you and/or
others.
• Never remove or modify any components of the fuel system.
Removal or modification of any component of the fuel system may cause a hazardous situation and will void the warranty. The modern MasterCraft fuel delivery lines are pressurized and attempting to loosen or remove them may result
in the uncontrolled release of fuel, which can be environmentally hazardous, and may potentially cause injury.
• Never allow any type of spark or open flame on board. It may result in fire or explosion.
Skiing and Wakeboarding Safety
Skiers and wakeboarders are obligated to be as aware of the fundamental safety rules as operators. If you are new to water sports, you should
seek certified training before starting. You may find it especially helpful to
join a local water-sports club, if available, and the U.S.W.S.A. (United States
Water Skiing Association).
• Always remember that the majority of water-skiing and wakeboarding injuries are the result of impacts with other objects, so always look
where you are going and be aware of what is going on around you.
• Never put your arm, head or any other part of your body through the
handle/bridle of the ski or wakeboarding line, nor wrap the line around
any part of the body at any time.
• Never ski or wakeboard at night.
• Never ski or wakeboard directly in front of other boats.
• When adding accessories to the tower, ensure that the total aggregate weight of the accessories does not exceed 85 lbs. (U.S.).
Exceeding the limit may result in structural failure of the tower.
MasterCraft strongly encourages the use of MasterCraft towers and
accessories only as they have been tested and determined to meet
product requirements, including weight.
Towers should never have a total aggregate weight of accessories exceeding 85 lbs. (U.S.) total. Excessive weight can cause
tower failure and the collapse of a tower or the disconnection
of the tower from the deck, which could result in serious bodily
injury or damage to the boat that is not covered by warranty.
• Never attempt to fold a manually powered tower without assistance.
Folding a manually powered tower requires at least two (2) people.
(The ZFT towers are not included in this group.)
• Never jump from a boat that is moving at any speed, nor enter or exit
the water when the engine is running (ON). (See the Common Sense
Approach section of this Owner’s Manual for additional information regarding carbon monoxide peril.)
• Never climb, sit or stand on a tower. The tower is intended for towing
only as noted.
• Make sure that everyone knows and uses approved skiing/wakeboarding hand signals and adheres to common skiing, wakeboarding and
boating courtesy.
• Never ride on the ski platform or hold on to the ski platform while in
the water during engine operation, including at idle. Carbon monoxide
fumes are expelled from the lower transom areas of your boat and can
cause death or serious illness.
• The above mandates are not all-inclusive. It is the boater’s responsibility to operate the boat in a safe fashion and become familiar with any
and all rules and regulations governing boat operation.
Do not tow more than two (2) persons at one time on a tow
tower. The tow tower approved for use on your boat should be
used only for water skis, wakeboards or recreational towables,
and not for parasailing, kite flying or towing other boats. Do
not add any attachments that are not approved for use on your
MasterCraft boat. Do not climb on, sit on, stand on, jump off
of or dive off of the tower. Never allow passengers to sit behind
the tow rope attachment point. Never allow loose tow rope ends
to dangle. Always be certain that all bolts are in place and tight
before and during use. When the tower is up, watch for low
obstacles such as tree limbs, bridges or power lines.
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Warning Plates and Labels
Read and note ALL warning plates and labels from
bow to stern, including those that are installed inside the
engine compartment, lockers and under seating. YOU
MUST READ AND ADHERE TO ALL CAUTIONS AND
WARNINGS IN AND ON YOUR BOAT!
Operator’s Responsibilities
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Ensure the boat is in top operating condition and there are no hazards that impede your moving about the boat.
Ensure the bilge is clean prior to starting.
File a float plan, as described below, with a relative or friend.
Have a complete knowledge of the operation and handling characteristics of your boat.
Ensure that the boat is not loaded above the maximum capacity and that the load is properly distributed.
Have familiarity with your starting location and your goal, and the waterways between.
Maintain a safe speed at all times to avoid collisions.
Keep an eye out for changing weather conditions and respond accordingly.
Know and practice the navigational rules. Know and obey all federal and state regulations and operate the boat
properly around all waterway markers.
Maintain a clear, unobstructed view at all times, especially forward. Scan the water and avoid tunnel vision. Many
boating collisions are caused by inattention.
Float Plan
A “float plan” is a written record indicating the planned destination and approximate length of time for the outing.
Sample forms are available at the Coast Guard’s website. One should be completed and left with a relative or friend prior
to each trip. In case of an emergency or failure to return within a reasonable period of time, pertinent information will be
available to assist local marine police or the Coast Guard in determining whether a search should be performed. Be sure
to notify the float plan holder upon return.
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Nautical Charts
Nautical charts are especially important to boaters planning trips, particularly on open waters. These charts show
the nature and shape of the coast, depths of water, general
configuration and character of the bottom. Other markings
on the nautical charts include prominent landmarks, port
facilities, aids to navigation, and marine hazards. Changes
brought about by people and nature require that nautical
charts be constantly maintained and updated to aid safe
navigation.
National Ocean Service (NOS) charts may be purchased
either directly by mail from the NOS Distribution Branch or
through an authorized agent. There are more than 1,700 nautical
chart agents who sell them.
FAA/National Aeronautical Charting Office
Distribution Division, AVN-530
6303 Ivy Lane, Suite 400
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Telephone: (301) 436-8301
Email: 9-AMC-chartsales@faa.gov
Website: http://naco.faa.gov/
Weather
Never leave the dock without first checking the local weather forecast. Weather information is available from television,
radio, local newspaper, online or from a weather channel on a VHF radio.
At certain times of the year, weather can change rapidly and boaters should always keep an eye out for weather conditions. While boating, pay attention to the following:
• Weather changes generally come from the west.
• Watch for cloud build-up, especially rapid, vertically rising clouds.
• Sudden drop in temperature.
• Sudden change in wind direction and/or speed.
• On-board barometers should be checked every two-to-three hours. A rising barometer indicates fair weather and
a rise in wind velocity; a falling barometer indicates stormy or rainy weather.
What to do in severe weather:
• Reduce speed, keeping enough power to maintain headway.
• Put on PFDs.
• Turn on running lights.
• Head for the nearest shore that is safe to approach, if possible.
• Head bow of boat into waves at about a 45-degree angle.
• Keep bilges free of water.
• Seat passengers on bottom of the boat, near the centerline.
• If the engine fails, tie a sea anchor on a line from the boat to keep the boat headed into the waves. A bucket will
work as a sea anchor in an emergency.
• Anchor the boat, if necessary.
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Staying Afloat
It is commonly believed that someone dressed
in heavy clothing or waders will experience considerably more difficulty staying afloat if they fall overboard. This is not true. Air trapped in clothing provides flotation and bending the knees will trap air in
waders. To stay afloat:
• Remain calm. Do not thrash about or try to
remove clothing or footwear. This leads to exhaustion and increases the loss of air that may
keep you afloat.
• Keep your PFD on.
• Keep your knees bent.
• Float on your back and paddle slowly to safety.
Cold Water Survival
Sudden immersion in cold water can induce rapid, uncontrolled breathing, cardiac arrest and other
physical body conditions, which can lead to drowning. Always wearing a PFD will help survival in rapid
immersion situations.
In other situations when entry into cold water is
necessary:
• Wear a PFD.
• Button all clothing.
• Cover your head if possible and enter the water
slowly.
• Keep your head out of the water if at all possible.
• Assume the Heat Escape Lessening Posture
(HELP) position as taught within a Coast Guardtaught safety course.
Hypothermia
Immersion in water speeds the loss of body heat and can lead to hypothermia. This is
the abnormal lowering of internal body temperature. If a boat capsizes it will likely float
on or just below the surface.
To reduce the effects of hypothermia, get in or on the boat. Try to get as much of
your body out of the water as possible. If you can’t get in the boat, a PFD will enable you
to keep your head out of the water. This is very important because about 50 percent of
body heat loss is from the head.
It may be possible to revive a drowning victim who has been under water for some
time and shows no sign of life. Cases document instances where victims have been resuscitated after extended periods. Start CPR immediately and get the victim to a hospital as
quickly as possible.
Immersion Suits
Immersion suits will delay the effects of hypothermia in cold water and are available
through many retailers who specialize in sales of marine products. The suits should be
stored and maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Inflatable Life Rafts
An inflatable life raft can provide a survival platform for an extended period of
time. Be sure the life raft is large enough for everyone on board when the boat operates off-shore. It should have the appropriate emergency equipment pack and should
be professionally serviced periodically, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Coast Guard-approved life rafts must meet a number of stringent material and performance standards.
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Anchoring
Anchoring is done for two principal reasons: first, to stop for fishing, swimming, lunch or an overnight stay, and secondly, to keep a boat from
running aground in bad weather or as a result of engine failure.
When preparing to anchor, bring the bow of the vessel into the wind or current. Place the engine in neutral. When the boat comes to a
stop, slowly lower the anchor. Do not throw the anchor over as it will tend to foul the anchor or tangle line. When the anchor line has been let
out, back down on the anchor with the engine in idle reverse to help set the anchor. After it is firmly set, use reference points (landmarks) in
relation to the boat to be sure that the boat is not drifting. Check the points frequently.
Communications
The following applies to salt water boating:
When boating off-shore, carry communications gear such as a
marine VHF-FM and/or HF transceiver(s), appropriate to the operating area. Cellular phone coverage is available in many coastal areas.
However, cellular phones should NOT be considered a substitute for
VHF-FM marine band radios for emergency purposes.
In distress situations, press the VHF transmit button and clearly
say: MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY. Follow this with the vessel name
and/or description, the location, nature of emergency and number of
people on-board. Then release the transmit button and wait for 10 seconds. If there is no response, repeat the MAYDAY call.
Satellite EPIRBs (406 MHz) are designed to quickly and reliably
alert rescue forces, indicate an accurate distress position, and guide
rescue units to the distress scene, even when all other communications fail.
When activated, the satellite EPIRB transmits a distress signal
with a beacon-unique identifying code. The system detects the signal, calculates an accurate distress position, checks the unique identifying code against the EPIRB registration database (vessel and point
of contact information supplied by the owner) and routes the distress
alert with registration information to the responsible U.S. Coast Guard
(or International) Rescue Coordination Center (RCC). 406MHz EPIRBs
with GPS (internal or attached) also provide an immediate GPS position in the information passed to the RCC.
Geostationary satellites make detection almost immediate. If
the EPIRB does not have the ability to provide a GPS position, the
process to determine a position takes about an hour on average and
almost always less than two hours. Satellite EPIRBs also include a
homing beacon and strobe to help rescue forces quickly locate the
distress scene.
Satellite beacons have significant coverage, alerting timeliness, position accuracy, and signaling advantages over other types
of EPIRBs (121.5 MHz). Before purchasing or using something other
than the 406 MHz EPIRB, be sure to understand the capabilities
and limitations.
Further information and a complete listing of VHF channels
and frequencies is available at: www.navcen.uscg.gov.
Law Enforcement
A vessel underway, when hailed by a Coast Guard
vessel is required to heave to, or maneuver in such
a manner that permits a boarding officer to come
aboard.
Other federal, state and local law enforcement officials may board and examine a vessel. The Coast Guard
may impose a civil penalty up to $1,000 for failure to
comply with equipment requirements; report a boating accident; or comply with other federal regulations.
Failure to comply with the Inland Navigation Rules Act
of 1980 can result in a civil penalty up to $5,000. Details
of the Act are available online or through the U.S. Coast
Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Improper use of a radio-telephone is a criminal offense. The use of obscene, indecent or profane language
during radio communications is punishable by a $10,000
fine, imprisonment for two years or both. Other penalties exist for misuse of a radio, such as improper use of
Channel 16 VHF-FM. Channel 16 is a calling and distress
channel. It is not to be used for conversation or radio
checks. Such communications should be conducted on
an authorized channel.
Note that there are stringent requirements regarding, pollution, discharge of oil, discharge of garbage
and the operation and discharge from sanitation devices. It is the boat owner’s and operator’s responsibility
to determine what the laws and regulations are and to
ensure that those laws and regulations are respected
and enforced.
Details are available through the Coast Guard.
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This Owner’s Manual has been developed to help ensure an enjoyable experience as you
boat, wakeboard and ski with a fabulous MasterCraft boat. As stated earlier, this information is
not all-inclusive. There are many factors to consider and additional information that you need to
research before undertaking any boating activity.
In addition to reading this Owner’s Manual or other related material, and familiarizing
yourself with the proper operation of the MasterCraft boat, you should also always use common sense when boating. For example, when anchoring the boat, you MUST turn OFF the
engine. In most models, exhaust fumes containing carbon monoxide are emitted from the
exhaust flap area of the transom immediately below the swim platform. No one should ever
be on the swim platform or transom while the engine is operating. This includes while using
the shower option in those models where the engine must run in order to create hot water.
In those instances, showering must never be done on the swim platform or transom as the
carbon monoxide fumes are toxic.
Common
Sense
Approach
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless and poisonous gas that accumulates rapidly and can cause serious injury or death. Exposure to carbon monoxide can be fatal in a matter of minutes. Exposure to even low concentrations of
carbon monoxide must not be ignored because the effects of exposure to carbon
monoxide can build up and be just as lethal as high concentrations. Carbon monoxide from exhaust pipes of inboard or outboard engines may build up inside
and outside the boat in areas near exhaust vents, particularly during slow-speed
operations. STAY AWAY from these exhaust vent areas, which are located at
the stern of the boat, and DO NOT swim or engage in any watersports or other
activities in or near the stern area of the boat, including, without limitation, the
swim platform and the rear sun deck, when the engine is in operation. Under
no circumstances should the owner and/or operator allow persons to hold onto
the swim platform while the engine is operating and the boat is in motion. These
activities (sometimes known as “teak surfing” or “platform dragging,” where the
participant holds onto the swim platform and is pulled through the water, and/
or “body surfs” immediately behind the boat) are extremely dangerous, highly
likely to result in death or serious bodily injury, and are a misuse of this product.
All boats have weight limits. Failure to adhere to the posted limits can cause operation
instability and/or the boat to sink. This may
result in serious injury or death, as well as
significant damage to the boat, which will not
be covered by warranty.
Overloading a boat may cause it to become unstable and may potentially result in the boat’s flotation system becoming overwhelmed. Too much
weight can sink any boat! Within this Manual and
on a label mounted in each boat is the weight and
maximum occupant limit for that specific model.
Bear in mind that total weight limits include additional water ballast, gear brought onto the boat,
additional options and all people. Equally critical is
how weight is distributed throughout the boat. If too
much weight is placed in one area it can have serious impact on maintaining control. Items and people
can also shift positions during operation, potentially
causing a dangerous situation.
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Care should also be taken to
avoid interfering with the boat
operator’s line of sight when
the boat is underway. This applies particularly to individuals
riding in the bow. It is possible
to quite unintentionally obscure
the driver’s view. Even momentary interference can result in the
driver’s inability to respond to a
situation that requires avoidance
of another vessel or submerged
or partially-submerged objects.
Everyone on board should always pay attention to other vessels, people and objects located
in close proximity to the boat,
activities taking place in or near
the water, and should always be
supportive of the boat operator.
MasterCraft strongly encourages individuals to wear Personal
Flotation Devices (PFDs). In many
states, it is a legal requirement
for children to wear them at
all times while on board. Nonswimmers and swimmers of
limited ability of any age should
never be without a PFD while on
a boat.
Avoid any activity that may result in damage to the boat, thereby
voiding the warranty. Some things, such as avoiding stationary objects, are obvious. However, even less obvious activities can cause
damage to a boat, no matter how well-built. For example, while a
beach or shoreline may seem soft while walking on it, running a boat
up onto shore may result in significant scratches in the fiberglass finish. The causes of many kinds of damage are usually quite obvious to
trained service personnel.
MasterCraft cannot anticipate every type of activity or neglect
that could result in damage to the boat or that may cause illness,
injury or even death to boaters. The operator, owner and/or all persons on board are responsible for using common sense and a careful thought process to ensure that every measure has been taken to
keep boating enjoyable for many years to come. A MasterCraft boat
can be the source of countless hours of family fun, as well as building
friendships. But the boating experience remains safe only if YOU use
your head before, during and after your boating activity.
As you anticipate many good times ahead with the MasterCraft
boat, be sure that, first and foremost, you are well-prepared to be
responsible.
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Rules of the
Open Water
Just as there are rules that apply when driving a vehicle on the street, there are waterway
rules that apply when you are driving a boat on the water. These rules are used internationally,
and they are enforced by the United States Coast Guard and local agencies. You should be
aware of these rules and follow them whenever you encounter another vessel on the water.
In various geographic locations, certain rules prevail that may be unique to the locale. Each state
also has laws and boating limitations that may be applicable only within their boundaries. It is the
operator’s responsibility to seek out this information and become familiar with all safety-related information, laws and rules governing boating operation.
The rules presented in this Owner’s Manual are condensed and have been provided for
convenience only. Consult your local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a complete set of rules governing the waters in which you will be using your boat. If you plan to travel—even for a short
trip—you would be well-served to contact the regional USCGA, DMV or DNR in the area where
you will be boating. Often, basic information is available through websites sponsored and prepared by these organizations and governing bodies.
Steering and Sailing Rules/Sound Signals
Any time two (2) vessels on the water meet one another, one vessel has the right-of-way. It is called the
stand-on vessel. The vessel that does not have the right-of-way is called the give-way or burdened vessel.
These rules determine which vessel has the right of way, and accordingly, what each vessel should do.
The vessel with the right-of-way has the duty to continue its course and speed, except to avoid an immediate collision. When you maintain your direction and speed, the other vessel will be able to determine
how best to avoid you.
The vessel that does not have the right of way has the duty to take positive and timely action to stay out of
the way of the stand-on vessel. Normally, the give-way vessel should not cross in front of the stand-on vessel,
but should slow down or change direction briefly and pass behind the other vessel. You should always move in
such a way that the stand-on operator can see what you are doing if you are operating the give-way vessel.
Rules When
Encountering
Vessels
There are three (3) main situations in which you may encounter other vessels, and you must
avoid a collision. These are:
• Meeting (you are approaching another vessel head-on).
• Crossing (you are traveling across the other vessel’s
path).
• Overtaking (you are passing
or being passed by another
vessel).
Meeting
If you are meeting another vessel head-on, and
you are close enough to run the risk of collision, neither of you has the right-of-way. Both of you should
alter course to avoid an accident. You should keep the
other vessel on your port (left) side. (This rule doesn’t
apply if both of you can clear each other by continuing
your set course and speed.)
Crossing
When two (2) power-driven vessels are crossing
each other’s path close enough to run the risk of collision, the vessel that views the crossing vessel to the
starboard (right) side must give way.
If the other vessel is to the port (left) side, you
are the stand-on vessel, and provided the other vessel
gives you the right-of-way, maintain your course and
direction.
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Overtaking
If you are passing another vessel, you
are the give-way vessel. This means that
the other vessel is expected to maintain
its course and speed. You must stay out of
its way as you clear it, altering course and
speed as necessary.
Conversely, if you are being passed by
another vessel, you are the stand-on vessel, and you should maintain your speed
and direction so that the vessel can be
steered around you.
Other Special Situations
There are additional rules to remember when operating your
boat around other vessels, such as:
• When navigating in narrow channels, you should keep to the
right when it is safe and practical to do so.
• When preparing to go around a bend that may obstruct your
view of other water vessels, you should sound a prolonged blast
on the horn or with a whistle for four (4) to six (6) seconds. Even
if no reply is heard, you should still proceed around the bend
with caution.
Sailing Vessel Right-of-Way
•
•
•
Sailing vessels should normally be given the right-of-way. The exceptions to this are:
When the sailing vessel is overtaking the power-driven vessel, the power-driven vessel has the right-of-way.
Sailing vessels should keep clear of any fishing vessel.
In a narrow channel, a sailing vessel should not hamper the safe passage of a power-driven vessel that can navigate
only in such a channel.
Fishing Vessel Right-of-Way
Under international rules, all vessels that are fishing with nets, lines or trawls are considered to be fishing vessels;
however, boats with trolling lines are not considered fishing vessels.
Fishing vessels have the right of way, regardless of position, but these vessels cannot impede the passage of other
vessels in narrow channels.
The General Prudential Rule
This rule is called Rule 2 in the International Rules and says, “In obeying and
construing these rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and
collision, and to any special circumstances, which may render a departure from
the above rules necessary in order to avoid immediate danger.”
Reading Buoys and Other Markings
The waters of the United States are marked for safe navigation by the lateral system of buoyage. The markers and buoys you encounter will have an arrangement of shapes, colors, numbers and lights to show which side of the buoy
a boater should pass when navigating in a particular direction.
The markings on these buoys are oriented from the perspective of being
entered from a seaward direction while the boater is going toward the port. Red
buoys are passed on the starboard (right) side when proceeding from open water
into port, and green buoys are passed on the port (left) side. When navigating out
of port, your position to the buoys should be reversed: red buoys to port (left) and
green buoys to starboard (right).
Many bodies of water are entirely within the boundaries of a single state. The
Uniform State Waterway Marking Systems have been devised for these waters.
This system uses buoys and signs with distinctive shapes and colors to show regulatory or advisory information. These markers are white with black letters and orange
borders. The information signifies speed zones, restricted areas, danger areas and
general information.
Remember: Markings may vary by geographic location. Always consult appropriate boating authorities before boating in unfamiliar waters.
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Guide to Individual Models
ProStar 190
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Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat (including into bow)
Under aft seating
Under aft sun pad
Bow light
Built-in cooler
Bow cleat
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box,
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Bow cleat
(where equipped)
Adjustable mirror
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel
beneath instrument panel)
Glove box
Battery
(located in void
beneath observer seat)
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere in this section)
MTS Ballast System
(where equipped,
beneath observer seat)
Subwoofer (where equipped)
Amp (where equipped,
beneath observer seat)
Shift-throttle control
Steering wheel
Engine compartment
iPod interface
(where equipped)
Ski pylon
Center drain plug
(inside engine compartment)
Rear Ballast System fill
(where equipped)
Fire port
Stern light receptacle
(if equipped with tower,
the light will be in
center aft of tower)
Fuel tank filler
Stern cleat
Stern cleat
(where equipped)
Ballast thru-hull vent
Shower wand & switch/
Slick Boot wand & switch
(where equipped, inside
storage compartment)
Ballast vent
Swim platform
Engine exhaust
(two below swim platform)
Underwater lights
(two where equipped
under swim platform)
Transom rail with tow eye
(where equipped)
Transom drain plug
(center beneath swim platform)
Transom stereo remote
(where equipped)
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
ProStar 197
X-7
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Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft seating
Under aft sun pad
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Folding walk-thru seat
Bow light
Built-in cooler
Bow cleat
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Adjustable mirror
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box,
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Bow cleat
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel
beneath instrument panel)
Glove box
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere in this section)
Battery
(located in void
beneath observer seat)
Subwoofer (where equipped)
MTS Ballast System
(where equipped,
beneath observer seat)
Steering wheel
Shift-throttle control
Hand-held fire extinguishers
(beneath observer seat)
Engine compartment
Amp (where equipped,
beneath observer seat)
iPod interface
(where equipped)
Rear Ballast System fill
(where equipped)
Ski pylon
Center drain plug
(inside engine compartment)
Stern light receptacle
(if equipped with tower,
the light will be in
center aft of tower)
Fire port
Ballast vent
Stern cleat
Fuel tank filler
Ballast thru-hull vent
Stern cleat
(where equipped)
Shower wand & switch/
Slick Boot wand & switch
(where equipped, inside
storage compartment)
Swim platform
Engine exhaust
(two below swim platform)
Underwater lights
(two where equipped
under swim platform)
Transom rail with tow eye
(where equipped)
Transom stereo remote
(where equipped)
Transom drain plug
(center beneath swim platform)
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
ProStar 214
X-14
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Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft seating
Under aft sun pad
Bow light
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Ballast thru-hull vent
Bow cleat
Bow cleat
Adjustable mirror
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box,
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel
beneath instrument panel)
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Glove box
Battery
(located in void
beneath observer seat)
Steering wheel
Shift/throttle control
MTS Ballast System
(where equipped,
beneath observer seat)
Subwoofer
(where equipped)
Hand-held fire extinguishers
(beneath observer seat)
Engine compartment
Ballast thru-hull vent
Amp (where equipped,
beneath observer seat)
Stern cleat
iPod interface
(where equipped)
Fuel tank filler
Stern light receptacle
(if equipped with tower,
the light will be in center
aft of tower)
Ski pylon
Center drain plug
(inside engine compartment)
Underwater lights
(two where equipped
under swim platform)
Fire port
Ballast thru-hull vent
Transom stereo remote
(where equipped)
Stern cleat
Fuel tank filler
Shower wand & switch/
Slick Boot wand & switch
(where equipped,
inside storage compartment)
Swim platform
Engine exhaust
Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
Transom rail with tow eye
Transom drain plug
(center beneath swim platform)
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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ProStar 214V
X-14V
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Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft seating
Under port side seating
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Ballast thru-hull vent
Bow cleat
Adjustable mirror
Bow light
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel
beneath instrument panel)
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Bow cleat
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box,
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Steering wheel
Shift/throttle control
Glove box
Fire suppression unit
manual override
Battery
(located in void
beneath observer seat)
Subwoofer
(where equipped)
MTS Ballast System
(where equipped,
beneath observer seat)
Cooler
(located under seat)
Engine compartment
Hand-held fire extinguishers
(beneath observer seat)
Ballast thru-hull pump-out
Amp (where equipped,
beneath observer seat)
Fuel tank filler
Automatic fire extinguisher
iPod interface
(where equipped)
Stern cleat
Convertible jump seat
(where equipped) or
walk-thru seat
(where equipped)
Shower wand & switch/
Slick Boot wand & switch
(where equipped,
inside storage compartment)
Center drain plug
(under inspection plate)
Stern light receptacle
(if equipped with tower,
the light will be in center
aft of tower)
Ski pylon
Ballast thru-hull vent
Blower exhaust
(top of deck near transom)
Fuel tank filler
Aft ski pylon
Stern cleat
Underwater lights
(two where equipped
under swim platform)
Swim platform
Engine exhaust
(under swim platform)
Transom stereo remote
(where equipped)
Transom rail with tow eye
Transom drain plug
(center beneath swim platform)
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
MasterCraft
X-1
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Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft seating
Under aft sun pad
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Ballast thru-hull vent
Bow cleat
Bow light
Adjustable mirror
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel
beneath instrument panel)
Bow cleat
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Ballast thru-hull
pump-out
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box,
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Subwoofer
Fire suppression unit
manual override
Steering wheel
Glove box
Shift/throttle control
Battery
(located in void
beneath observer seat)
Ski pylon
Fuel tank filler
Ballast System tank
(where equipped,
beneath observer seat)
Automatic fire extinguisher
Engine compartment
Hand-held fire extinguishers
(beneath observer seat)
Ballast system
(under sun pad)
Amp (where equipped,
beneath observer seat)
Ballast thru-hull vent
Stern cleat
iPod interface
(where equipped)
Shower wand & switch/
Slick Boot wand & switch
(where equipped,
inside storage compartment)
Center drain plug
(under inspection plate)
Ballast thru-hull vent
Stern light receptacle
(if equipped with tower,
the light will be in center
aft of tower)
Ballast system
(under sun pad)
Stern cleat
Engine exhaust
(two beneath
swim platform)
Swim platform
Transom rail with tow eye
Underwater lights
(two where equipped
under swim platform)
Transom drain plug
(center beneath swim platform)
Transom stereo remote
(where equipped)
Boats are also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
200V
X-2
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Guide to Individual Models • Page 2-12
Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft and wrap-around seating
Under port and starboard sun pads
Bow cleat
Ballast tank (beneath floorboard)
Bow cleat
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Ballast thru-hull vent
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box,
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Adjustable mirror
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel
beneath
instrument panel)
Glove box
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Nav/anchor light
Walk-thru seat
(where equipped)
Nav/anchor light
Batteries (including
ON-OFF switch)
Armrest stereo remote
Steering wheel
Amp (where equipped)
Shift/throttle control
Hand-held fire extinguisher
(beneath observer seat)
Heated seat
(where equipped)
Heated observer seat
(where equipped)
Fire suppression unit
manual override
Center drain plug
(under inspection plate)
Subwoofer
Cooler (under seat)
Automatic fire extinguisher
Cockpit table mount
(where equipped)
Engine compartment
Stern cleat
Ski pylon
Bilge thru-hull vent
Fuel tank filler
Shower wand & switch/
Slick Boot wand & switch
(where equipped,
inside compartment)
Stern cleat
Ballast thru-hull vent
Surf tabs
(on both sides,
where equipped)
Nav/anchor light
(if equipped with tower,
the light will be in
center aft of tower)
Engine exhaust
Underwater lights
(two where equipped)
Transom rail with tow eye
Transom drain plug
Transom stereo remote
Attitude adjustment plate
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
215V
X-15
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Guide to Individual Models • Page 2-14
Ballast tank below floor board
Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft and wrap-around seating
Under port and starboard sun pads
Bow cleat
Horn
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Bow light
Ballast thru-hull vent
Bow cleat
Adjustable mirror
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel beneath
instrument panel)
iPod interface
(where equipped)
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Steering wheel
Armrest stereo remote
Glove box
Shift/throttle control
Walk-thru seat
(where equipped)
Fire suppression unit
manual override
Amp (where equipped)
Heated seat
(where equipped)
Hand-held fire extinguisher
(beneath observer seat)
Subwoofer
(where equipped)
Heated observer seat
(where equipped)
Cooler (under seat)
Center drain plug
(under inspection plate)
Fuel tank filler
Cockpit table mount
(where equipped)
Bilge thru-hull vent
Stern cleat
Batteries (including
ON-OFF switch)
Automatic fire extinguisher
Ski pylon
Engine compartment
exhaust
Fuel tank filler
Engine compartment
Ballast thru-hull vent
Shower wand & switch
(where equipped,
inside compartment)
Stern cleat
Engine compartment
exhaust
Stern light receptacle
(if equipped with tower,
the light will be in
center aft of tower)
Surf tabs
(one on each side
below transom)
Underwater lights
(two where equipped)
Transom rail with tow eye
Transom drain plug
Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
Transom stereo remote
(where equipped)
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Wake adjustment plate
(where equipped)
225V
X-25
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Guide to Individual Models • Page 2-16
Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft and wrap-around seating
Under port and starboard sun pads
Anchor locker
Ballast tank
(located beneath floorboard)
Bow cleat
Horn
Bow cleat
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Ballast thru-hull vent
Folding armrest in bow backs
Glove box
Lifting bow backs
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box,
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Adjustable mirror
Navigation light
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel
beneath instrument panel)
Navigation light
Walk-thru seat
(where equipped)
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Batteries (under
observer seat)
Steering wheel
Hand-held fire extinguisher
(beneath observer seat)
Shift-throttle control
Heated seat
(where equipped)
Lifting observer seat
Center drain plug (under inspection plate)
Heated observer seat
(where equipped)
Fire suppression unit
manual override
Anchor light
Removable seat back
for aft-facing seating
(aft of helm)
Ballast-thru-hull vent
Batteries ON-OFF switch
(under aft rear port seat)
Subwoofer
(where equipped)
Fuel tank fill
(standard dual filler)
Cooler
(under seat)
Engine compartment
Stainless steel hatch
stay-over cooler
Walk-over engine hatch
with removable cushion
Cockpit table mount
(where equipped)
Stern cleat
Ballast thru-hull air vent
Shower wand/Slick Boot
wand (where equipped,
inside compartment)
Fuel tank filler
Bilge thru-hull
Flip-up back rest for transom
seats (for use while not underway)
Flip-down cupholder
for center aft seats
Underwater lights
(two, where equipped, under
swim platform)
Ski pylon
Stern cleat
Engine exhaust
Wake adjustment plate (under swim
platform, where equipped, two)
Nav/anchor light (if equipped with
tower, the light will be center aft of
tower)
Engine exhaust
Swim platform
Transom drain plug
(center, beneath swim platform)
Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
Transom stereo remote
(where equipped)
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Shower switch
Automatic fire extinguisher
235V
X-35
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Bow cleat
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft and wrap-around seating
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box,
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Bow cleat
Anchor
Ladder
(where equipped)
Amp (where equipped)
Ballast tank
(beneath floorboard)
iPod interface
(where equipped)
Adjustable mirror
Glove box
Nav/anchor light
Navigation/anchor light
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel
beneath instrument panel)
Convertible observer’s seat
Subwoofer
(where equipped)
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Hand-held fire extinguisher
(beneath observer seat)
Fire suppression unit
manual override
Center drain plug
(under inspection plate)
Steering wheel
Cooler (under seat)
Shift/throttle control
Batteries (including
ON-OFF switch)
Armrest stereo remote
Heated seat
(where equipped)
Ski pylon
Fuel tank filler
Upright refrigerator
(under sink,
where equipped)
Freshwater tank
(in locker, where equipped)
Sink and shower
(where equipped)
Engine compartment exhaust
(two, on top of port and
starboard deck near transom)
Fuel tank filler
Stern cleat
Automatic fire extinguisher
Surf tabs
(located under swim platform,
where equipped)
Engine compartment
Engine compartment exhaust
(two, on top of port and
starboard near transom)
Underwater lights
(four, where equipped,
under swim platform)
Stern cleat
Transom rail with tow eye
Stern light receptacle
(if equipped with tower,
the light will be in
center aft of tower)
Transom drain plug
(center beneath swim platform)
Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
Wake adjustment plate
(where equipped)
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Shower wand & switch/
Slick Boot wand & switch
(where equipped,
inside compartment)
245V
X-45
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Guide to Individual Models • Page 2-20
Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft and wrap-around seating
Under port and starboard sun pads
Anchor
Ladder
(where equipped)
Ballast tank
(beneath floorboard)
Bow cleat
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box,
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Ballast thru-hull vent
Adjustable mirror
Horn
Glove box
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel beneath
instrument panel)
Nav/anchor light
iPod interface
(where equipped)
Nav/anchor light
Amp (where equipped)
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Hand-held fire extinguisher
(beneath observer seat)
Fire suppression unit
manual override
Heated observer seat
(where equipped)
Midship cleat
Midship cleat
Walk-thru seat
(where equipped)
Steering wheel
Shift/throttle control
Center drain plug (under inspection plate)
Armrest stereo remote
Cooler (under seat)
Cockpit table mount
(where equipped)
Heated seat
(where equipped)
Batteries (including
ON-OFF switch)
Subwoofer
Automatic fire extinguisher
Fuel tank filler
Fuel tank filler
Ballast thru-hull vent
Ski pylon
Bilge thru-hull vent
Stern cleat
Engine compartment
exhaust (two, on top of
port and starboard
deck near transom)
Engine compartment
exhaust (two, on top
of port and starboard
deck near transom)
Stern cleat
Surf tabs
(under swim platform,
where equipped)
Engine compartment
Shower wand & switch/
Slick Boot wand & switch
(where equipped,
inside compartment)
Sun deck filler cushion
Transom rail with tow eye
Transom drain plug
(center beneath swim platform)
Stern light receptacle
(if equipped with tower,
the light will be in
center aft of tower)
Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
Underwater lights
(two where equipped)
Bow cleat
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Transom stereo remote
(where equipped)
255V
X-55
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Guide to Individual Models • Page 2-22
Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft and wrap-around seating
Under port and starboard sun pads
Anchor
Ladder
(where equipped)
Bow cleat
Horn
Bow cleat
Ballast tank
(beneath floorboard)
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Amp (where equipped)
Amp (standard equipment)
Head
Holding tank pump-out
Hand-held fire extinguisher
(inside head)
Adjustable mirror
Nav/anchor light
iPod interface
(inside head,
where equipped)
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel beneath
instrument panel)
Nav/anchor light
Stereo CD Player
(where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Fire suppression unit
manual override
Glove box
Midship cleat
Steering wheel
Center drain plug
(access plate under
carpet mat)
Midship cleat
Shift/throttle control
Convertible observer seat
Armrest stereo remote
Subwoofer
Batteries (including
ON-OFF switch)
Heated seat
(where equipped)
Washdown connection
Sink and shower
(where equipped)
Cooler (under seat)
Upright refrigerator
(under sink, where
equipped)
Fuel tank filler
Ski pylon
Blower exhaust
(two, on top of port
and starboard deck
near transom)
Fuel tank filler
Engine compartment
Stern cleat
Stern cleat
Freshwater flush port
(where equipped)
Freshwater tank fill
Wake adjustment plate
(under swim platform,
where equipped)
Automatic fire extinguisher
Stern light receptacle
(if equipped with tower,
light will be in center
aft of tower)
Swim platform
Transom rail with tow eye
Transom drain plug
(center beneath swim platform)
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
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Underwater lights
(two, where equipped,
under swim platform)
X-Star
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Guide to Individual Models • Page 2-24
Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft and wrap-around seating
Under port and starboard sun pads
Bow cleat
Anchor
Ladder
Bow cleat
Ballast tank
(beneath floorboard)
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Ballast thru-hull vent
Fuel tank filler
Fuel tank filler
Stereo CD Player
(inside glove box,
where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Adjustable mirror
Circuit breaker panel
(on kick panel
behind access panel)
iPod interface
(where equipped)
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Glove box
Nav/anchor light
Nav/anchor light
Ballast thru-hull vent
Steering wheel
Amp (where equipped)
Armrest stereo remote
iPod interface
(where equipped)
Shift/throttle control
Flip-up back rest
Fire suppression unit
manual override
Midship cleat
Midship cleat
Hand-held fire extinguisher
(amp wall)
Heated seat
(where equipped)
Center drain plug
(Under seat,
remove waste basket)
Subwoofer
Nav/anchor light
Cockpit table mount
(where equipped)
Bilge thru-hull pump-out
Engine compartment
Batteries (including
ON-OFF switch)
Automatic fire extinguisher
Stern cleat
Stern cleat
Transom rail with tow eye
Shower wand & switch/
Slick Boot wand & switch
(where equipped,
inside compartment)
Transom drain plug
(center beneath
swim platform)
Underwater lights
(two, where equipped
under swim platform)
Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
Engine exhaust
Boats are also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Transom stereo remote
(where equipped)
280
X-80
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Guide to Individual Models • Page 2-26
Bow cleat
Storage space is located:
Under observer’s seat
Under bow seating
Under aft and wrap-around seating
Under port and starboard sun pads
Bow filler cushion
(where equipped)
Amp (where equipped)
Stereo CD Player
(where equipped)
Sirius Satellite Radio
(where equipped)
Anchor
Ladder
(where equipped)
iPod interface
(inside head,
where equipped)
Bow cleat
Head
Ballast tank
(beneath floorboard)
Hand-held
fire extinguishers
(inside head)
Adjustable mirror
Circuit break panel
(on kick panel
beneath instrument panel)
Nav/anchor light
Midship cleat
Nav/anchor light
Center drain plug
(access plate
under carpet mat)
Instrument panel
(details elsewhere
in this section)
Fuel tank filler
Fire suppression unit
manual override
Convertible observer seat
Midship cleat
Subwoofer
Steering wheel
Cockpit table mount
(where equipped)
Fuel tank filler
Batteries (including
ON-OFF switch)
Armrest stereo remote
Shift/throttle control
Thru-hull pump-out
Thru-hull pump-out
Holding tank pump-out
(where equipped)
Heated seat
(where equipped)
Stern light receptacle
Freshwater tank, sink
and shower
(where equipped)
Stern cleat
Freshwater tank fill
Dual trim tabs
(under swim platform)
Entertainment unit
(under sink,
where equipped)
Engine exhaust
(two under
swim platform)
Refrigerator drawer
(under seating,
where equipped)
Sun deck fill cushion
Bilge thru-hull outlet
Stern cleat
Engine compartment
Automatic fire extinguisher
Ski pylon
Shower wand & switch(where
equipped)
Swim platform
Transom drain plug
(center beneath
swim platform)
Under-platform ladder
(where equipped)
Boats may also be equipped with towers, which may
include stereo speakers, lights and/or tower-mounted mirror.
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Underwater lights
(two, where equipped
under swim platform)
Measurements
Overloading a boat may cause it to become unstable and may potentially result in the boat’s flotation system becoming overwhelmed.
Too much weight can sink any boat! Within this Manual and on a label
mounted in each boat, except in the 280 and X-80 models, is the weight
and maximum occupant limit for that specific model. Bear in mind
that total weight limits include additional water ballast, gear brought
onto the boat, additional options and all people. Equally critical is how
weight is distributed throughout the boat. If too much weight is placed
in one area it can have serious impact on maintaining control. Items
and people can also shift positions during operation, potentially causing a dangerous situation.
ProStar 190
Length of Boat................................ 19’8”
Width Amidship..................................91”
Boat Weight.............................. 2,620 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform............... 21’6”
Towing Length................................... 22”
Towing Width................................... 100”
Fuel Capacity............................ 28 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .7 people or 1,087 lbs.
ProStar 197, X-7
Length of Boat................................ 19’8”
Width Amidship..................................91”
Boat Weight.....................2,800-3,070 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform............... 21’6”
Towing Length....................................22’
Towing Width................................... 100”
Fuel Capacity............................ 28 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .7 people or 1,087 lbs.
ProStar 214, X-14
X-1
Length of Boat................................ 20’7”
Width Amidship..................................90”
Boat Weight.............................. 3,200 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform............... 22’6”
Towing Length................................ 22’3”
Towing Width.....................................96”
Fuel Capacity............................ 33 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .11 people or 1,615 lbs.
200V, X-2
245V, X-45
Length of Boat................................ 24’2”
Width Amidship................................ 102”
Boat Weight.....................4,730-4,950 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform............... 26’4”
Towing Length................................ 26’1”
Towing Width................................... 100”
Fuel Capacity............................ 85 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .18 people or 2,928 lbs.
255V, X-55
Length of Boat....................................20’
Width Amidship..................................96”
Boat Weight..................... 3,350-3,500 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform............... 22’1”
Towing Length................................ 22’9”
Towing Width................................... 100”
Fuel Capacity............................ 45 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .11 people or 1,609 lbs.
Length of Boat.................................25’5”
Width Amidship................................ 102”
Boat Weight.....................4,850-5,000 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform............... 27’8”
Towing Length................................ 31’2”
Fuel Capacity............................ 90 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .18 people or 3,000 lbs.
215V, X-15
Length of Boat................................ 24’0”
Width Amidship................................ 101”
Boat Weight..............................4,900 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform.................. 26’
Towing Length................................... 29’
Towing Width................................... 101”
Fuel Capacity............................ 74 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .14 people or 1,970 lbs.
Length of Boat................................ 21’4”
Width Amidship..................................96”
Boat Weight..................... 3,100-3,300 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform............... 23’8”
Towing Length................................ 24’4”
Towing Width................................... 100”
Fuel Capacity............................ 40 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .11 people or 1,525 lbs.
Length of Boat................................ 21’8”
Width Amidship................................ 100”
Boat Weight..................... 3,425-3,575 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform............... 23’9”
Towing Length................................ 24’1”
Fuel Capacity............................ 45 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .14 people or 2,325 lbs.
ProStar 214V, X-14V
Length of Boat................................ 21’6”
Width Amidship................................ 102”
Boat Weight..................... 4,150-4,370 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform.......... 23’7-1/2”
Towing Length......................... 26’10-1/2”
Towing Width... 102” (without guide poles)
Fuel Capacity............................ 53 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .16 people or 2,440 lbs.
Length of Boat................................ 21’4”
Width Amidship..................................96”
Boat Weight........................3,400 lbs. est.
Length of Boat w/Platform............... 23’8”
Towing Length................................ 24’4”
Towing Width................................... 100”
Fuel Capacity............................ 34 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .11 people or 1,450 lbs.
235V, X-25
Length of Boat.................................23’5”
Width Amidship................................ 102”
Boat Weight.................... 4,650-4,900 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform................25’3”
Towing Length................................ 25’8”
Fuel Capacity............................ 60 gallons
Total Weight Capacity .16 people or 2,400 lbs.
225V, X-25
X-Star
280, X-80
Length of Boat.................................. 28’3”
Width Amidship................................ 114”
Boat Weight...............6,200 lbs./6,420 lbs.
Length of Boat w/Platform............... 28’3”
Towing Width................................... 114”
Fuel Capacity.......................... 100 gallons
Total Weight Capacity..............................
......... Yacht certified; no capacity rating
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Guide to Individual Models • Page 2-28
Electronic Instrumentation
Introduction
Proper control of MasterCraft boats extends
beyond the steering wheel. Each boat is equipped
with multiple gauges that provide information to
guide the operator in maintaining control. There
are also a variety of switches and buttons within
the boat that control various functions from comfort to watersports enhancement to safety-related features. It is important for the boat owner
and/or operator to become familiar with all gauges and switches in the boat, the functionality of
each, and how to respond to alarms and warnings
that the instrument panel may provide.
In the Guide to Individual Models section of
this Owner’s Manual is a listing of the locations
of gauges and switches for the various model
instrument panels. Operators should match up
these listings with the actual panel. However,
MasterCraft was undertaking a significant re-design of the instrument panels and some gauges
and switches may be located in positions other
than those identified in the listing. Prior to boating, owners and operators should also review
and understand the following section regarding
the boat’s electrical components and operations
through the battery or batteries, as well as the
circuit breaker system. A thorough understanding
of these systems is critical to avoiding potential issues that may arise during an outing. MasterCraft
strongly recommends reviewing all instrumentation with your authorized MasterCraft dealer
prior to operating the boat for the first time,
and consulting with the dealer at any time an
operator is uncertain about instrumentation locations or operations!
The following is an explanation of the functionality of the gauges and switches that are listed
for the various models.
Variations in Gauges and Switches
Please note that not every gauge or switch explained in this Owner’s Manual is found on every
model. Some equipment is optional and not every
option is available on all models of MasterCraft
boats.
Also, MasterCraft utilizes a variety of gauge
and switch styles from the gauges or switches
pictured in this Owners Manual. These differences between the various styles of gauges and
switches are not in functionality. If a boat is
equipped with a gauge or switch that is labeled
as described above, it will operate in the same
fashion as the description even if its appearance
is different, as the appearance changes periodically.
If the owner and/or operators are uncertain
about a gauge’s or switch’s purpose, do not operate the boat until consulting with an authorized
MasterCraft dealer. Some gauges monitor information that is critical to safe and long-term use of
the boat. Some switches can affect maneuverability, as well as operations that impact long-term
use of the boat.
Controls Common
to Most Models
Manual and Automatic
Bilge Pump Switch
(All Models)
The bilge pumps on all V-drive models will be in the automatic mode when the ignition key is turned ON. Some
models may have two (2) switches, one for the forward
bilge and one for the aft. In these instances, the switches
will be marked. The manual and automatic bilge discharge
system is never completely off. When in the automatic (default) position, a sensor alerts the system to discharge water from the bilge area. Boat operators are advised to leave the switch in the automatic position, unless there appears to be excess water in the bilge. In that event, the bilge pump can
be manually activated by turning the bilge pump switch to the manual ON position. Return
the switch to the automatic position when finished emptying the bilge. Leaving the switch in
manual mode can result in damage to the pump and may not be covered by warranty!
Blower Switch
(All Models)
A two-position switch activates the engine box ventilation
blower. Push the top half of the switch to turn the blower
ON.
Note: The blower must operate for a minimum of four (4)
minutes before starting the engine at any time. The blower
must also be operated during idle and slow-speed running,
but is not necessary during cruising speed.
To prevent a possible explosion, operate the blower
for at least four (4) minutes before starting the engine and always when at idle or
slow-running speed. Explosive gasoline and/or battery fumes may be present in
the engine compartment. Failure to operate the blower as instructed may cause
improper ventilation of the boat engine and bilge areas, and fuel vapors can accumulate in this area, causing a fire or explosion which may result in serious injury
or death!
Circuit Breakers
(All Models)
All major boat circuits are protected from shorting and overload by re-settable circuit breakers. If a problem develops with one of the following circuits, switch OFF the circuit and wait
for approximately one (1) minute. Then fully push the appropriate breaker button and switch
ON the circuit. If the circuit continues to trip, there is a problem somewhere that must be
attended to immediately. See your authorized MasterCraft service department to resolve
this matter.
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The location of the main circuit
breaker board is under the dash panel.
In some models, there is an additional
breaker panel to assist with the accessory load, and where equipped is located near the battery box. There may
also be a waterproof fuse for the stereo
amplifier, where equipped. If the boat’s
accessories are malfunctioning, check
and then re-set breakers as necessary.
The engines are also equipped with
breaker systems. The main 35A circuit
breaker protects the engine electrical
system and components from overload.
If the engine will not turn over with the
battery switch in the ON position, locate the red breaker re-set button (labeled “35”) in the engine. There will be an audible
click. Try again to start the engine. If the breaker trips again, the engine requires attention. Immediately take your boat to your authorized MasterCraft service department.
In addition to the 35A circuit breaker, the engines are equipped with additional component overload protection, including a 15A ATO fuse for the fuel pump, a 15A ATO fuse
for the injectors and a 15A ATO fuse for the ECM unit.
If you suspect that any of these fuses may not be operating as designed, you should
take your boat to your authorized MasterCraft service department for inspection and
repair.
If during maintenance or inspection it becomes necessary to remove or re-position
any of the engine’s wiring or wire harness(es) verify that the wiring has been returned
to its original position and that all harnesses are routed correctly before attempting to
use the boat again. If a wiring clip or retainer breaks, replace it immediately. Wiring is
specifically routed to eliminate problems related to engine heat and spray or immersion
in liquids. Electrical problems may result if wiring is moved from its original position!
Dual Battery Operation Switch
(All V Models and Similar X Series, X-Star)
All equipped models except 280 and X-80: For normal operation the battery switch should
be placed in the ON position. This allows the engine and all accessories to receive power.
The engine will recharge both batteries with the switch ON. For transportation and storage, the battery switch should be placed in the OFF position to allow both batteries to
be isolated from all circuits.
Note: The switch knob may be removed when it is in the OFF position. This is a security
feature.
If the engine will not start because the battery is discharged, the engine may be
started from the house battery by placing the switch in the COMBINE BATTERIES position. After the engine is started, the switch should be returned to the ON position and
NOT allowed to remain in the COMBINE Batteries mode.
MariStar 280 and X-80: For normal operation the port and starboard
battery switches should be placed in the ON position. The COMBINE
BATTERIES switch should remain OFF. The engine and all accessories
will receive power.
Note: The port battery is a dedicated start battery for the port engine and the starboard battery provides starting current of the starboard engine while also providing power for accessory circuits. For
transportation and storage, all battery switches should be placed in
the OFF position to isolate both batteries from all circuits.
NOTE: The switch knob may be removed when it is in the OFF position.
This is a security feature.
If either battery becomes discharged, start the engine with the remaining charged battery and THEN set the COMBINE BATTERIES
switch to ON. The remaining engine may then be started. Return
the COMBINE BATTERIES switch to OFF. The COMBINE BATTERIES
switch should NOT be left ON.
Engine Emergency
Safety Stop Switch
(All Models)
The engine emergency safety stop switch, which
is attached to the lanyard, is an ignition cut-off switch
designed to stop the engine in the event the operator is
thrown or moves too far away from the helm.
The lanyard is equipped with a hook on one end that
should be attached to your clothing or PFD, and the opposite end has a slide that fits over the ignition switch.
Be sure that the slide is firmly attached to the ignition
switch before starting.
The ignition switch is located near the throttle control box, the armrest or on the instrument panel. If the
slide is left off or is loose, the engine will crank but will
not start. Operators should NEVER attempt to override this safety system!
The safety switch lanyard must be attached to
the operator whenever the engine is running.
Failure to do so may result in death or serious
injury!
Horn
(All Models)
The horn is sounded
by means of a button
on the instrument panel. Pressing the button
emits a loud and recognizable noise.
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Ignition START-STOP
(All Models except Prostars 190, 197, X-7 and X-1)
All models so equipped will have a removable ignition key. Its purpose is for safety and security. The
key should be inserted prior to starting an outing, and
removed at the conclusion. This is intended to prevent
theft or unapproved use of the boat.
The process for starting the boat is:
• Insert the key and turn. This turns ON the electrical
system and prompts the battery(ies) to provide power.
• Turn the blower ON and allow it to run for at least
four (4) minutes before starting the engine.
• Momentarily press the ENGINE START-STOP button immediately above the key.
• Momentarily press the ENGINE START-STOP button to turn OFF the engine. NOTE: This button only affects the engine. The electrical system will continue to
operate as long as the key is turned. If the key is left
turned on after the outing, it will eventually run down
the battery(ies) and the engine and all systems will not
start as a result.
• At the conclusion of the outing, turn the key off
and remove from the key slot. Doing so will ensure
that you have turned OFF the electrical system, and
prevent others from starting or running the boat.
Ignition Key Slot
(ProStar 190, ProStar 197, X-7, X-1)
MasterCraft boats come equipped
with an ignition key, which must be inserted in the ignition key slot and used
to activate the boat’s electrical system.
This, in turn, will allow the boat to be
started and operated.
The key will be in one of four (4) positions:
• OFF
• Accessory (including running the
stereo without the engine running)
• ON (engine is running)
• Start (turn the key to engage the
engine starter, then release to allow
the key to automatically return to
the ON position)
Never start the engine without having first run the blower for at least four
(4) minutes.
Never leave the ignition switch in
the ON position without the engine
running, as this will cause the battery to
discharge.
GPS and
Chartplotter
All GPS and chartplotter
systems come with extensive
instruction manuals. Please
refer to these manuals or the
manufacturer’s website for details and guidance.
Navigation/Anchor
Lights Switch
(All Models)
A three-position switch serves to activate exterior lighting. Turning the switch
in the up position will activate bow and stern lights, the middle position is OFF,
and the down position is for stern-only lighting.
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This section discusses the performance controls. On some models,
information is provided via traditional gauges and switches. On many
models, however, this information (as well as some convenience and
support data described elsewhere in this owner’s manual) is given
through a video display gauge. Several different video display gauges
are mounted in the boats, depending on the model. Descriptions of
the functionality of those gauges follows in the next section. Please
note that some refinement of these gauges was in progress at press
time. Therefore, the gauge in your boat may have some minor variances to what is described in this manual. MasterCraft strongly encourages you to review ALL instrumentation with your authorized
MasterCraft dealer prior to operating the boat for the first time, and
at any time during ownership of the boat if you are uncertain as to
proper and applicable functionality.
Performance
Controls
Battery Charger
(Where Equipped)
As a convenience, a battery charger is offered as an option. The charger is
designed to recharge the batteries and also to extend the battery’s life in applications where it is stored for long periods of time. These are three-stage electronic
chargers, completely automatic, lightweight, and silent. Unlike most automotive
chargers, this charger will not boil off the electrolytes in properly installed and
maintained batteries. The red and green LED lights, which are mounted on the
charger face, indicate when the unit is recharging and maintaining the batteries.
Before charging a battery, do not operate the charger if the cables or an
LED is damaged. Be sure that all accessories are OFF. If the battery or batteries must be removed from the product, always remove the grounded terminal
from the battery first. Be sure that the area around the battery is well ventilated while the battery is being charged. Also ensure that the battery terminals
are free of corrosion. (See the Scheduled Maintenance section of this Owner’s
Manual for additional battery information.)
If the battery charger ever appears to be malfunctioning, see your authorized MasterCraft dealer for assistance.
When charging, batteries generate small amounts of dangerous hydrogen gas. This gas is highly explosive. Keep all sparks, flames and
smoking well away from the area. Failure to follow instructions when
charging a battery may cause an electrical charge or even an explosion of the battery, which could result in death or serious injury.
Cruise Control Gauge
(Where Equipped)
Boats equipped with cruise control systems come with short manuals that describe how to operate and
maintain the cruise control system. Refer to the appropriate manual prior to operation of the system.
Boats featuring the “simple” cruise system function the same as an automobile with an ON/OFF switch
and +/- to increase or decrease speed. For boats equipped with dual engines, see also the Engine Synchronizing Switch instructions of this section. The engine synchronizing switch must be ON for the cruise
to work on dual-engine boats. Also review the operating instructions from the cruise control provider.
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Engine Oil
Pressure Gauge
(All Models)
The engine oil pressure gauge indicates
the pressure of the lubricating oil inside
the engine. The average pressure ranges
are between six (6) pounds per square inch
(PSI) at 1000 RPM to 40 PSI or more at
cruise-range speeds. A reading of pressure
below 5 PSI at 1000 RPM may be caused
by a low oil level or other potentially serious problems that result in low oil pressure. If you experience
low oil pressure, stop your engine immediately and
check your oil level before operating again.
Do not continue to run the engine if the oil
pressure is low. If you do, the engine may become so hot that it, or surrounding components, could catch fire. You or others could
be burned and the boat seriously damaged.
Check your oil level and add an appropriate
amount of approved motor oil before operating again or have your boat serviced by your
local authorized dealer’s service department.
Note that damage to your engine from inappropriate oil levels can be costly to repair.
Such damage is not covered by your warranty.
Engine Synchronizing Switch
(MariStar 280 and X-80)
This two-position switch allows the engines to operate in synchronization. Do not engage the switch unless the engines are running (for safety’s sake)! Prior to engaging
the synchronizing switch, ensure that you are in a large body of water. Avoid a tight
cove or narrow river, and docks, dams or other objects that may protrude into the body
of water. Be certain that there is a minimum of other vessels or traffic as you will need
room to perform this procedure.
Engaging the engine synchronization functionality requires practice to master.
Because the boat will be in gear and will move during the process, even after
mastering the maneuver boat operators should synchronize engines only on
bodies of water of sufficient size to accomplish the maneuver without making
contact with other vessels or with inanimate objects, which could cause serious
bodily injury or significant damage to the boat.
Port engine throttle
Starboard engine throttle
Port engine shifter
The port engine will have an RPM blip after the Sync switch is activated and
the throttle is moved to wide-open throttle on the MariStar 280 or X-80. If the
engine actually accelerates to wide-open throttle, then the Sync function did not
take control of the port engine. In this instance, reduce the speed and return to
Step 1.
The engines can be run at different levels of throttle BUT NOT WHEN UTILIZING
THE Sync FUNCTION!
NOTE: DO NOT engage the Engine Synchronizing Switch when loading or
unloading the boat from a trailer OR when docking. These maneuvers require a
sensitive touch.
The MariStar 280 is equipped with a four-lever control. (See image.) Step 1:
Start both engines. While at idle and in neutral (shifter not moved),
press up on the Sync switch to turn the synchronization function
ON.
Step 2:
Push the port throttle to wide-open throttle. There will be a slight
rise in RPMs to the engine (but the boat should not move forward
as the shifting and throttle response are controlled with separate
levers). With the Sync switch ON, however, the engine will very
quickly return to idle.
Step 3:
Using the starboard throttle, run the boat up to the desired speed.
At this point, the system will begin functioning with both engines in
sync. The starboard throttle will control the speed for both engines as
long as the sync switch is ON.
Starboard engine shifter
MariStar 280, X-80
Note: Before disengaging the sync functionality, move ALL levers back
to idle, beginning with the starboard throttle and shifter, and then the port
throttle and shifter. When the boat returns to idle, the engine synchronizing switch can be turned off. Failure to follow this procedure may result
in erratic handling of the boat, which may be beyond the boat operator’s
ability to handle.
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Fuel Gauge
(All Models)
Fuel gauge readings are only approximate. This gauge is activated with the ignition switch. The rocking motion of the boat
during normal operation will cause the fuel gauge to fluctuate.
For a more accurate reading, make sure that the boat is level
and there is little or no motion present.
MasterCraft recommends that operators do not run the
boat below a quarter of a tank, except as necessary to return to
shore, and not until the boat has been operated enough times
to develop an understanding of how the fuel gauge readings
relate to the visual inspection of fuel left in the tank. Extending fuel usage beyond the known capability of the boat may
cause the boat to run out of fuel and may leave you stranded
off-shore.
Although it may be possible to see fuel in the bottom of
the fuel tank, you still may not be able to operate the boat.
The fuel pick-up system was designed to avoid introducing the
small amount of water and debris that unavoidably accumulate in the bottom of the tank. Rather than relying on visual
inspection, you should pay attention to the fuel gauge.
Further, it is not recommended to allow the fuel to fall
below one-quarter of a tank full at any time as it may result
in damage to the fueling system. (See the Fueling section of
this Owner’s Manual.)
Allowing the fuel level in the fuel tank to fall below
one-quarter of a tank full may affect the reliability of
the fuel pump or result in damage to the fuel pump,
which is not covered under warranty.
Low Voltage Battery Alarm
(All Models)
In the event that the stereo has been functioning when the
boat is not ON and running, the voltage drain on the battery
(or batteries) may result in difficulties with re-starting the boat.
It may also cause intermittent erroneous or fluctuating gauge
readings. When the voltage level reaches 10.5 volts or below,
the system will shut off the stereo and sound the alarm. Generally, the appropriate action is to leave the stereo OFF, as well
as disengaging any other peripheral electrical components,
and keying ON the engine. Running the engine at a moderate
rate for several minutes without the additional drain of stereo
and unnecessary electrical equipment will allow the alternator to recharge the battery or batteries, unless the battery(ies)
have been used to the extent of their life span.
Other Alarms
(All Models)
Sensors check the oil pressure, engine and transmission temperatures. If the system detects readings
outside the acceptable range, the system shuts off
the stereo and sounds the alarm for a period of one
(1) minute. This signals the need to return to shore as
soon as possible and seek assistance from your authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department to diagnose and, if necessary, repair the problem.
Hydraulic Steering System
Some models offer a hydraulic steering system as an option. At any time, if
the steering is sluggish, difficult, or shows any signs of not working smoothly
and properly, the boat should immediately be taken to an authorized MasterCraft dealer for attention. The hydraulic steering system is not accessible to the
consumer for repair or maintenance, all of which should be done by an authorized MasterCraft dealer.
Shift/Throttle Control
(All Models)
With the exception of the MariStar 280 and X-80, a one-hand, single-lever
control operates as both a gear shifter and a throttle. The lever automatically
locks in the neutral position (straight up and down) for safety. The lever can be
moved from neutral only by raising the lifter under the ball knob. Shifting is accomplished by moving the lever forward or backward. Center (straight up) is neutral. Moving the lever forward engages the running gear; moving it back from
center puts the drive train into reverse.
Never attempt to shift without the engine running!
During regular warm-up of the engine, it is possible to temporarily increase the
engine RPMs without moving the boat. To accomplish this, push in the button located at the bottom of the shift/throttle lever with one hand and pull up the “umbrella” (aluminum surround below the top of the knob). Move the lever to desired
position and then simultaneously release the button and umbrella. The engine will
run with increased RPMs and can be increased or decreased by moving the lever.
Returning the handle to the neutral position (as shown in illustration above) will
bring the system back to neutral and reduce the engine RPMs to pre-set levels.
This function should be done sparingly. Over-revving the engine for any extended period can cause undue wear and tear on the engine. Avoid advancing to
wide-open-throttle and holding the RPMs at that level.
In the MariStar 280 and X-80 the boat is equipped with a four-lever control.
The port side lever closest to the driver is the port engine shifter, which allows
the boat to move forward when shifted forward, and backward when shifted aft.
The next lever is the starboard engine shifter and performs the same function. If
both engines are running and the boat is moving, the shifters should be shifted
280, X-80
Carbon monoxide is emitted from the engine’s exhaust
system. Never run the engine without proper ventilation. Do not run the engine in a confined space or where
fumes may be trapped. Do not run the engine when the
boat is stationary in calm wind conditions.
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Other models
together and in the same direction. Doing otherwise can damage the system.
The next middle lever is the port engine throttle, which allows the boat to feed fuel into the engine and operate in motion. Pushing forward on
it will signal the system that fuel should be sent to the port engine. The engines can be run at different levels of throttle.
This system allows greater maneuverability in docking, as well as when the boat is in operation. However, it requires more practice and
skill in order to avoid potential damage to the boat. See Engine Synchronizing Switch in this section of the Owner’s Manual for more
details.
During regular warm-up of the engine, it is possible to temporarily increase the engine RPMs without moving the boat. To accomplish this, set
the shifter to neutral and adjust the throttle as desired. The engine will run with increased RPMs and can be increased or decreased by moving the
lever. Return the throttle to idle before shifting to Forward or Reverse.
This function should be done sparingly. Over-revving the engine for any extended period can cause undue wear and tear on the engine. Avoid
advancing to wide-open-throttle and holding the RPMs at that level.
Speedometer
(All Models)
The speedometer indicates
the forward speed of the boat in
miles per hour (unless the boat
is equipped with a speedometer
that measures kilometers per hour,
which is available in the optional
European package.)
To calibrate the speedometer, you need an accurately measured course of 850 feet and a certified
stopwatch, which is accurate to within one-hundredths
(.01) of a second. (This can be done with GPS, when
equipped.) To calibrate to A.W.S.A. official tournament
rules:
• Approach the course at 36 miles per hour (MPH)
as indicated on the speedometer. Hold the speed
steady and have an observer check the course time
with a stopwatch.
• If the course time is between 15.88 and 16.28 seconds, no adjustments are necessary.
• If the course time is not within that tolerance range,
press up or down on the calibration rocker switch to
adjust the speedometer’s speed interpretation.
Tachometer
Temperature
Gauge
(All Models)
The temperature gauge indicates the
water temperature inside the engine’s
cooling system as measured in degrees
Fahrenheit. The normal operating temperature will range from 140 degrees
Fahrenheit to 190 degrees Fahrenheit.
Engines with electronic fuel injection also have a control circuit inside the engine control module that will cause the engine to run at reduced speeds if the module senses
that the engine is running too hot. If you notice that your speed has reduced during
normal operation, but you have not manually slowed the throttle, monitor your temperature gauge. If the gauge indicates excessive temperatures during operation, slow
down immediately and turn off the engine. This indicates an engine problem that
needs to be checked by the dealer!
Continuing to operate the boat while the temperature is above normal operating parameters may cause serious damage to your engine. Damage to your
engine resulting from operating the engine in an overheated condition can be
costly to repair. Such damage is not covered by your warranty!
Voltmeter
(All Models)
On boats not equipped with a multi-function gauge,
a separate tachometer gauge is found. The tachometer indicates the
engine speed in
crankshaft revolutions per minute
(RPM).
(All Models)
The voltmeter registers the electrical activity
necessary to operate your boat. If the battery (or
batteries, in boat models requiring two [2]) is low
or non-functional, or if various electrical items on
the boat, such as stereo equipment, are draining
the battery(ies) and impacting the boat’s ability to function properly, the voltmeter will likely
be the first gauge to indicate that you have an
electrical problem. The voltmeter cannot tell you
which battery is draining on boats with two (2)
batteries, but rather functions as a general alarm
to alert boaters regarding potential issues. On
boats equipped with two (2) batteries, the alarm
indicates severe drain on the engine starting battery. To determine which battery is the
engine starting battery, read the markings on the battery cables.
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This section discusses the video display gauges. On some models,
information is provided via traditional gauges and switches. On many
models, however, this information (as well as some convenience and
support data described elsewhere in this owner’s manual) is given
through a video display gauge. Several different video display gauges
are mounted in the boats, depending on the model. General description of the functionality of the performance controls appeared in the
previous section. Please note that some refinement of these gauges
was in progress at press time. Therefore, the gauge in your boat may
have some minor variances to what is described in this manual. MasterCraft strongly encourages you to review ALL instrumentation with
your authorized MasterCraft dealer prior to operating the boat for the
first time, and at any time during ownership of the boat if you are uncertain as to proper and applicable functionality.
Video
Display
Gauges
The video display gauges are programmed to perform multiple scans, read-outs and readings for the operator. Because they are more
complex than a single-action gauge, it is important for the boat operator to carefully review the functionality prior to first-time operation. The
display information can be critical to safe and enjoyable operation of the boat!
ProStar 190, ProStar 197, X-7, X-1
(Standard)
This video display in this gauge is the alpha-numeric data provided in lower half of the gauge,
through which the boat operator can toggle for performance and convenience information. Navigating
the LCD displays is simple and intuitive. The various screens may be accessed in a sequential order by
repeatedly pressing the external display button UP/DOWN to scroll through the available screens in a
continuous loop. Note that the depth, air temperature and water temperature screens are hidden
when no sensor is connected.
The basic display sequence is:
Depth
Speed
Hours
RPM
Water (Lake) Temperature
Ambient (Air Temperature
Additional Functionality:
Setting the Shallow Alarm
• The Shallow Alarm Default is
set to OFF (0.0 ft/m).
• Scroll to the Depth display.
• Hold the external display
button down for three (3)
seconds, or until the alarm set
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point is displayed and flashing, which indicates that the system has
entered the set point adjustment mode.
• Adjust the set point by pressing and/or holding the external display
button UP/DOWN until the desired set point is displayed.
• If no changes have been made within three (3) seconds, the system
will save the set point and return to normal operation.
Calibration Procedure
• Scroll to the Speed display.
• Hold the external display button down for three (3) seconds. The system will enter
the speedometer calibration
mode as indicated by the flashing display.
• Press and/or hold the external display button UP/DOWN to adjust
the displayed value until it agrees with the speedometer.
• If no changes have been made within three (3) seconds, the system
will return to normal operation.
Procedure for Changing Units
• Scroll to the engine Hourmeter display.
• Hold the external display
button for three (3) seconds.
The display will indicate the
units selected as: “ENG” for English units or “MET” for Metric units.
• Pressing the external display button UP/DOWN will toggle the display between English and Metric.
• If no changes have been made within three (3) seconds, the system
will return to normal operations.
(Anytime Metric Units are selected, the “METRIC” icon will be illuminated.)
Diagnostic Procedure
• Scroll to the Tachometer display.
• Hold the external display button down for three (3) seconds, the system will enter
the diagnostic mode. All the segments in the speedometer LCD illuminate. The buzzer activates for one (1) second as the test begins.
The pointer in each gauge performs the following exercise: Reset
for two (2) seconds; moves to mid-scale for one (1) second; moves
to full-scale for one (1) second. This cycle is repeated twice. Then
the display returns to normal operation.
Easy Cruise
• Enable the Easy Cruise by switching the Cruise button on the dash.
• After the button is turned ON, a Speed icon appears in the upper
right of the LCD.
• An “S” (Set Point) appears at the far left of the LCD.
• The current set point appears on the lower right of the LCD.
• The set point can be adjusted by toggling the UP/DOWN buttons
on the dash.
• Drive the boat to the set point. The set point will flash if more throttle is required.
CRUISE “ON” ICON
SET POINT
INDICATOR
280, X-80
(Standard)
Switch Pad
Screen Navigation
Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow buttons to scroll through the main screens.
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SET POINT VALUE
(will flash if more throttle is needed)
Use the UP and DOWN arrow buttons to navigate to the secondary screens from the main screens.
Quicklist Screen
The Quicklist screen displays the current rider’s settings on the left side of the screen and a list of Quicklist Actions on the right. The active portion of the screen is highlighted with a large red frame. Arrow UP or DOWN to highlight any action in the list with a solid red box and press ENTER
to select that action.
The ADD and EDIT actions are very similar. ADD creates a new rider in the LIST and EDIT allows changes to be made to an existing rider in the
LIST.
To ADD a new rider, arrow down to ADD and press ENTER to activate the ADD mode. The large red frame will move to the left side of the
screen and a blank rider profile is active. Arrow UP or DOWN to move the smaller red highlight box over the rider setting you wish to change and
press ENTER to activate the item. The large red frame will move to the active right side of the screen. Use the PLUS and MINUS buttons to change
the value of the item, then press ENTER to complete the change and bounce back to the left side of the screen. Repeat the process as needed for
each item you wish to edit.
To EDIT an existing rider, you must first select that rider from the list if not already active. Arrow DOWN to highlight LIST and press ENTER. Arrow UP
or DOWN to the desired rider and press ENTER. This rider is now active. Arrow UP to highlight EDIT and press ENTER to activate the EDIT mode. Change
the rider’s settings just as you did when adding a new rider. All changes are automatically saved to the rider’s profile.
EDIT
RIDER NAME can be up to 14
characters. If the name is less
than 14, keep pushing ENTER
until the highlight box bounces
back to the left side of the screen.
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ADD
IMPORT will take any exported files off the USB Flash Drive into the
system. This function will overwrite any riders with the same name.
SAVE CURRENT will create a rider that uses all the current boat settings. The boat settings can be ballast levels, trim settings, and speed
settings. The rider name may be edited if desired.
DELETE will remove the displayed rider.
RESET TO DEFAULT will erase the RIDER LIST and replace it with the
factory defaults.
TRIM & BALLAST SCREEN
The Trim and Ballast screen displays tab position and ballast tank
levels. The information is Plug ’n Play; therefore, if a tank or trim sensor is not present, the date will be automatically removed.
EXPORT will save the current rider to the USB Flash Drive.
DIGITAL DATA SCREEN
LIST will show all current riders that have been created in the system.
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RADIO SCREEN
In this mode, the function of the Switch Pad button is illustrated
on the big screen. The radio screen allows you to control the radio the
same way the Clarion remote does. Press the ENTER button to enter the control mode. The display will turn green, indicating that the
Switch Pad is now controlling the radio. If no buttons are pressed for
five (5) seconds, the control returns to normal operation.
The Digital Data Screen displays seven different parameters. You can
choose what is displayed except for the main depth chart. To make
changes, press ENTER and a highlight box will appear. Use any arrow
key to move the highlight box to one of the four (4) parameters in the
main screen area. Press ENTER over the highlighted item and a list of
choices appears. Arrow DOWN to what you would like to display and
press ENTER. After a few seconds the highlight box will disappear.
PERFECT PASS SCREEN
Use the CRUISE button to turn Perfect Pass ON and OFF. Use the
“+”, “-“ and the ENTER buttons to navigate through the Perfect Pass
screens. The DOWN arrow will bring up the Rider List.
SET-UP SCREENS
RESET FACTORY SETTINGS
Returns all settings to the original factory settings. Use the ENTER
button to activate the reset mode.
Press the HOME button to exit.
ZERO-OFF SCREEN
Use the CRUISE button to turn ZeroOff ON and OFF. Use the “+”
and “-“ buttons to change the Set Point of ZeroOff. The DOWN arrow
brings up the Rider List.
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL
Achieved by adjusting the light
levels for both DAY and NIGHT.
The system will activate the NIGHT
lighting when the navigation lights
are on. Use the ENTER button to
select the DAY and NIGHT slide
bars. The up and down buttons
control the adjustment. Press the
HOME button to exit.
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ADJUST FUEL ALARM
Also adjusted in the SETUP
MENU. Use the ENTER button to
activate the FUEL ALARM edit
screen. Press the HOME button to
exit.
SPEEDOMETER CALIBRATION
Press the ENTER button, then
use the UP and DOWN buttons to
change the speed. This must be
done while using a GPS or radar gun
as a reference. Press the HOME button to exit.
ADJUST SHALLOW ALARM
Also adjusted in the SETUP
MENU. Use the ENTER button
to activate the Depth Alarm Edit
Screen. Use the UP and DOWN arrows to set the desired depth. Press
the HOME button to exit.
SET UNITS [English or Metric]
To enter the Unit Selection
Screen, press the ENTER button.
Use the UP and DOWN buttons to
highlight English or Metric. Press
the ENTER button again to select.
Press the HOME button to exit.
UPDATE VIPER
The BIG software may be upgraded by copying the new software
to a USB Flash Drive and inserting
it into the USB port located at the
helm. The file on the flash drive must
be named: Viper.App.mem. Press
the ENTER button to activate the
update or turn the ignition OFF and
then ON. When the install is complete, the BIG will reset and automatically resume normal operation.
Be sure to remove the flash drive to
avoid an update on the next ignition
cycle.
OIL CHANGE SERVICE RESET
The boat will prompt you when
the recommended oil change interval has occurred. This screen will allow you to reset the interval counter. Press the ENTER button to reset
the alarm.
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DEALER SERVICE RESET
The dealer has to reset the
DEALER SERVICE REQUIRED
alarm in this screen.
DEALER INFO PAGE
Will display either the factory
contact information or the dealer
contact information.
VIPER DIAGNOSTICS
A tool for the technician to use
in testing the system. Press the
HOME button to exit.
GAUGE DIAGNOSTICS
Will put the system into an automatic gauge sweep test mode. Press
the ENTER button to activate. Press
the HOME button to exit.
ACTIVE ENGINE FAULTS
This is a tool used to determine
what faults are currently active in
the engine ECM. They will disappear
when no longer active.
INACTIVE ENGINE FAULTS
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BALLAST CONFIGURATION
This is used to set the fill and
empty times for the Jabsco ballast
pumps. They can be adjusted by
pressing the ENTER button and using the UP and DOWN buttons.
FEATURE UNLOCK
There are two ways to unlock a
new feature. In both cases, you will
need to go to the Medallion website
[www.medallioinis.com] to retrieve
the unlock code.
Step 1: Get the SERIAL NUMBER
from your system by going
to either ABOUT VIPER or
FEATURE ENABLE in the
setup screens.
Step 2: If using the IMPORT in
setup, copy the file to a
USB Flash Drive and press
the IMPORT button to read
the file from the USB Flash
Drive.
HOME MENU [Enable or Disable]
Step 3: If using the FEATURE ENABLE SETUP, you will need
to select the feature to be
unlocked.
Step 4: Enter the unlock code to
enable the feature.
ABOUT VIPER
Gives you the current software
revision on the boat.
ALARMS AND WARNINGS
Engine Temp is a warning received from the engine ECM. See additional information under Temperature Gauge in the Instruments and
Gauges section of this Owner’s Manual.
Low Battery will appear when the battery falls to 10.5 volts.
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Oil Level is a warning received from the engine ECM. See Engine Oil Pressure Gauge in the Instruments and Gauges section of this
Owner’s Manual.
Low Fuel is an alarm that will appear when the level reaches the
limit that has been chosen in the SETUP screen. See Using Care When
Fueling section of this Owner’s Manual. Pay particular attention to recommended fuel levels; specifically, avoid allowing the setting to go below one-quarter of a tank.
Service Required is a warning received from the ECM. Contact
an authorized MasterCraft dealer immediately.
Oil Pressure is a warning received from the engine ECM. See Engine Oil Pressure Gauge in the Instruments and Gauges section of this
Owner’s Manual.
Loss of CAN is a warning that will occur when the data from the
engine ECM is interrupted. Contact an authorized MasterCraft dealer
immediately.
Dealer Service Needed requires a dealer to reset. Contact an
authorized MasterCraft dealer as soon as practicable.
Shallow Depth is an alarm that will appear when the level reaches the limit that has been chosen in the SETUP screen.
Check Engine is a warning received from the engine ECM. Refer
to information in the Instruments and Gauges section of this Owner’s
Manual and contact an authorized MasterCraft dealer.
Oil Change Needed is a warning that will appear after the first 10
hours of operation. It will reappear every 50 hours after that to serve as
a reminder to change the oil. The warning is reset in the SETUP screen.
Fire Extinguisher Discharged is a warning that will appear when
the fire extinguisher is discharged. This icon replaces the fire extinguisher panel light on boats equipped with this feature.
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X-Star
(Standard)
The instrumentation system for the X-Star features three displays that are multi-functional tools providing GPS tracking, multimedia display, cruise control and skier profiles. It also enables equipment operators to view many different engine, ballast, transmission
parameters and service codes. Included are three displays: Two are
linked and some changes made on either are displayed on both. The
third is independent and displays engine and transmission parameters and service codes.
Port Display
Menu Key
When the Menu key is pressed once, the “On Screen Menu” is
displayed on both the Center Display and the Touchscreen. When
the Menu key is pressed and held, the Main Menu is displayed and provides access to the settings menu through a selection of soft keys.
Soft Key Commands
Soft key commands provide additional features and navigation
shortcuts. Depending on the current screen displayed, they may appear as icons or a vertical control bar.
Touchscreen
Center Display
Note: General maintenance is not required. However, a soft
cloth can be used for cleaning the units. Window cleaner or alcohol
can also be used to clean the glass portion of the display. DO NOT
use harsh or abrasive cleaners on the units.
Basic Navigation Features
All features are easily accessed through the Quick Access Keys,
menus and soft key commands. Some navigation and data are linked
between two of the units.
Touchscreen
The Touchscreen can be accessed through the Quick Access Keys
on the left and right of the display screen or operated through the
touch screen. Although most of the functionality is available through
touching the screen, not everything can be accessed in that manner.
For example, Menu items displayed on the screen are only accessible
through the Quick Access Keys.
Independent Port Display
The independent Port Display displays the gauges associated
with the engine in both the gauge view and the digital view. It also
displays the video.
Quick Access Keys
The following displays can be accessed via the Quick Access Keys:
gauges, digital gauges and video.
The following can be accessed through the touch screen:
• Setting up and viewing skier profiles.
• Controlling the lights.
• Setting and selecting the cruise control.
• Controlling the boat heaters.
• Setting the trim tabs.
• Controlling the video and radio.
Note: Touch points are defined by words or graphics
that are outlined by a bezel look. See example right.
Quick Access Keys
The following controls are accessed through the Quick Access
Keys: Lights, Climate Control, Video Control, Stereo Control, Cruise
control, Skier Profiles, Ballasts, and Trim Tabs.
Touch Screen Navigation
ControllerDescription
UP or Increase: touch this to increase the value
displayed. Note: Depending on which screen is
displayed, the icon can also represent moving
the highlight up.
The following controls are accessed via the Quick Access Keys:
Cruise, Skier Profiles, Stereo, GPS, Home, Cruise ON/OFF, scroll UP
and scroll DOWN.
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ControllerDescription
DOWN or Decrease: touch this to decrease
the value displayed. Note: Depending on
which screen is displayed, the icon can also
represent moving the highlight down.
Previous: Touch to go to the previous screen.
Next: Touch to advance to the next screen.
Exit: Touch to exit without saving.
Bread Crumb Trail:Touch the dots to move
between screens.
Touch SAVE to save the rider and settings you created. The composite profile can be displayed on the Center Display.
Touch SELECT to see the rider profile. The Touchscreen displays the cruise settings, while the Center Display displays a composite of all the settings.
Touch MODIFY to modify the settings for the
current rider. Follow the steps for setting up new profiles and touch SAVE when finished.
(If SAVE is not touched, input will be lost when you leave this function and move to others in the menu.)
New Rider Profile
A new rider profile can be set up using the Touchscreen.
To create a new profile, press Profile on the Touchscreen.
For a new rider, touch NEW.
Center Display Screen
Type a name for the new profile using the touch keypad and then
touch DONE.
Quick Access Keys
This section describes the features available through the Quick
Access keys located to the left and right sides of the display.
Touch
to move the Speed settings.
Touch
screen.
to move the Ballast screen or
Main Menu
The Main Menu screen for viewing engine statistics can
be accessed by pressing and holding the Quick Access key.
to go back to the Name
The ballasts are set by touching a ballast indicator and sliding your
finger to the desired setting. While the ballast fill indicator is red, the
ballasts are not full. When they are full the ballast fill indicator turns
green. Touch
to move to the Tabs screen or
to move to
the previous ballast screen.
Pressing the keys next to the Soft Key menu opens the associated
settings screen.
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GPS Display–Soft Key Commands
CRUISE ON/OFF initiates cruise control or turns cruise
off. While cruise is engaged the following soft keys are
available:
INC increase speed while in cruise mode.
DEC decreases speed while in cruise mode.
CRUISE ON/OFF turns cruise mode off.
ZOOM IN–ZOOM OUT feature allows the operator to zoom
in for more detail or zoom out for a larger view of the area
map.
After the settings are updated, press ENTER. The settings are
saved whether or not the following screen is displayed.
TRACK INFO shows the current route and any waypoints
that have been set. A green arrow indicates the current
position while the red square indicates the initial point
of trackings.
User Settings Display–Soft key Commands
PREVIOUS/NEXT provides the ability to navigate through the settings displayed on the screen.
Soft Key Commands for Track Info
UP/INCREASE allows changing of the values within the settings.
SAVE TRACK displays a confirmation message before saving the current track information.
DOWN/DECREASE decreases the value in the setting.
DELETE TRACK displays a confirmation message before deleting the
current track information.
ENTER creates a new user profile from the current cruise settings.
WPT places a marker or “waypoint” on the map to mark a favorite
location after displaying the following confirmation message.
CURRENT POSITION is used to return to the current boat/satellite
position after having moved the cursor to another location.
GPS Display
The GPS Display screen can be accessed by pressing . The GPS
feature displays map data, latitude and longitude coordinates, time
and speed. Additional Soft Key Commands are accessed by pressing
.
GPS LAT/LONG displays the latitude, longitude, course and speed.
NORTH UP determines how the orientation of the map is displayed.
Either conventional “North Up,” or according to the current course
heading, “Course Up.”
EXIT TRACK INFO removes the Track Info soft keys and displays GPS
soft keys.
UP-LEFT-RIGHT-DOWN facilitates navigation of the GPS map by
moving the cross hairs accordingly.
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Stereo Display
The Stereo display can be accessed by pressing the Quick Access Key. This feature provides universal control to the Clarion stereo,
mimicking all the controls of a standard remote control. This includes
iPod and Thumb Drive music.
Rider Profiles
The Rider Profiles screen can be accessed by pressing the Quick
Access Key
on either the Center Display or the Touchscreen. This
feature displays rider/user profiles for cruise controls based on user
preferences for speed, ballast, and smart plate settings. Up to 16 rider/user profiles can be defined and stored. This information can also
be loaded via a USB connection.
Stereo Display–Soft Key Commands
VOLUME UP-VOLUME DOWN controls the
volume.
PREV TRACK-NEXT TRACK plays the previous or next track of the current CD playing.
PLAY/PAUSE toggles between Play and Pause modes
when a CD is playing.
SCAN to find stations.
Profiles Screen–Soft Key Commands
PROFILES provides utilities for adding new users and editing
or deleting existing users.
NOTE: Soft key commands are touch commands on the
Touchscreen. (See image immediately above.)
UP-DOWN when positioned in the Name field moves from user to
user already in the system.
NEW provides an interface to add new user information, which was
explained earlier.
SELECT provides the current rider/user profile and displays some
information on the Touchscreen, as well as a compilation of all user
information on the Center Display.
MODE (SOURCE) choose between iPod, USB and stereo.
MODIFY selects and edits the existing user name information.
MUTE mutes the volume on the stereo.
DELETE USER deletes the selected user name, after a confirmation
warning. A button will be displayed to the right of NEW.
POWER ON/OFF.
Modify Current User
A user profile can be modified, using the Touchscreen.
Touch MODIFY to change an existing profile.
Touch the name to display the keyboard. Backspace through the
existing name and type a new name for the profile, using the touch
keypad, concluding by touching DONE.
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Touch SAVE to save the rider and settings created. The composite
profile can be displayed on the Center Display. If SAVE is not touched,
all changes will be lost when moving to another screen.
Menu Options
Touch
to move to the Speed settings or
Name screen.
Touch
to go back to the
The MENU is displayed by pressing and holding
ing features are available:
. The follow-
•
GPS Utilities contains options to set up tracking and position,
chart and time and waypoint manager. It also displays satellite
status.
•
Cruise settings display.
•
User Settings allows the operator to customize the display options for ambient light and brightness, set U.S. or metric units,
specify the Home screen and screen set-up status.
•
Engine Diagnostics displays a list of engine fault codes and descriptions. On some engines, corrective action will be shown.
•
Utilities allows configuration of the unit, including wire configuration, plug address, fault conversion, CAN data and fault codes.
This also displays software version information at the top of the
page.
•
•
to move to the Ballast screen.
System
Ballast
User Settings
User Settings provides options to specify viewing preferences.
Pressing PREV and NEXT navigates through the options, and UP and
DOWN scrolls through the selections for each option.
The ballasts are modified by touching the ballast you want to set
and sliding your finger to the desired setting. While the ballast fill indicator is red, the ballast are not full. When they are full, the ballast fill indicator turns green. Touch
to move to the Tabs screen or
to return to the previous screen.
Soft Key Commands for User Settings include:
PREV-NEXT moves from setting to setting and field to field.
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+Up/Increase or -Down/Decrease increases or decreases values within a field.
•
Count is the number of times the event has been flagged.
•
Auto Backlight
This setting enables and disables the auto backlight feature. If enabled and the navigation light is turned on, the displays will reduce the
screen brightness.
Description provides the most common SPNs and FMIs that have
text for the description stored in the display. If there is no text,
then this SPN and FMI must be defined by referring to the engine
manufacturer or the SAE J1939 standard. NOTE: This field is only
used with certain brands and models of engines.
•
Correction is the suggested action for correction.
Brightness
The brightness control is accessed by using the UP and DOWN soft
keys to change the settings in five percent (5%) increments until the
desired brightness is achieved.
Fault Code Pop-ups
A fault condition will trigger a pop-up dialog box on the screen
describing the nature of the fault.
ENTER saves the current values and exists.
Minimum Depth
A minimum depth can be selected (measured from the bottom of
hull) to give an alarm if the vessel comes into a minimum depth situation. Choosing “zero” turns this option OFF.
Audio Intensity
The Audio Intensity feature allows the operator to set values to automatically increase or decrease the audio volume, according to what
speed the boat is travelling.
Engine Diagnostics
When choosing this selection, the display will query the engine(s)
ECU, as illustrated and provide feedback on any diagnostic codes that
have been activated and stored in the ECU for service needs.
How to Hide/Show Faults
To hide the fault code pop-up being displayed on the screen, press
the soft key next to the “Hide” icon. The pop-up will disappear. However, the “Warning” or “Stop” icon will remain on the screen to indicate there is still a fault. Pressing “Hide” does not clear the fault. It
only hides the pop-up message.
When a fault code has been hidden, a “Show” icon will remain in
the bottom right corner. When this soft key is pressed, the fault code
will again be displayed.
Scrolling Through Multiple Messages
The title bar of the fault code pop-up may indicate multiple messages, as in “Diagnostic Message 1 of 3.” Press to scroll through the
different messages.
Utilities
The Utilities menu provides tools to configure wiring and communication settings and Default Settings for adjusting the ballasts and
smart plate.
Soft Key Commands located through Utilities include:
UP-DOWN changes the value of the current field.
Soft Key Commands for Engine Diagnostics include:
PREV-NEXT moves from field to field.
GET FAULTS is the query to the engine(s) ECU for feedback on diagnostic codes that have been activated and stored in the ECU for service
needs.
RESTORE DEFAULTS loads the factory defaults after display a confirmation warning.
SAVE/EXIT saves the current values and exits.
UP-DOWN navigates through the fault list.
The following is a list of field definitions contained on the ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS screen:
•
Source identifies the component having the fault: engine 1,2 or
auxiliary.
•
Status indicates whether the fault has been corrected.
•
SPN “Suspect Parameter Number” fault code. If not translated
into text by the display, see the engine manufacturer’s information for the definition of the SPN number.
•
FMI “Failure Mode Indicator” fault code. The FMI is defined by SAE
J1939. If not translated into text see the SAE standard or the engine manufacturer’s information.
System Settings
The System Settings screen displays the current software version
loaded in the unit. It is typically only accessed when the unit is first
installed in order to configure the unit. You can set individual settings
for the available options, or choose to select RESTORE DEFAULTS for
the factory settings.
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Default Settings
This screen provides various fields for adjusting the values for ballast and the smart plate. The Smart plate Crossover point also defines
the threshold for setting the automatic audio volume control.
Chart and Time Setup
This menu option allows the operator to set up viewing options for
the GPS Display.
Chart Setup Parameters. Use the CHECK/UNCHECK soft key to select the information to be displayed on the GPS screen.
GPS Utilities
When using a GPS device, GPS Utilities will allow the operator to
configure and monitor satellite tracking data.
Time Setup Parameters
Time Setup Parameters is used to select the correct time zone and
clock mode for either 12-hour or 24-hour time formats. It is also possible to enable DST (Daylight Savings time) by using the CHECK/UNCHECK soft key to select the box.
Waypoint Manager
Waypoints allow the operator to mark specific locations by latitude and longitude. After the waypoints are established, the Waypoint
Manger allows the operator to associate an icon with them for identification. Use the DELETE key to delete a single waypoint, or DELETE
ALL to remove all of them at once.
Satellite Status
This feature displays a graphic indicating the satellites currently
visible in orbit and the signal strength of each satellite.
Waypoint List displays a list of the waypoints that have been set. Use
the UP and DOWN keys to highlight the desired waypoint.
Waypoint Icon allows the operator to assign one of four different
icons to any of the waypoints listed.
Depth and Position Setup
This feature allows the operator to define the amount of detail to
display for longitude and latitude information on the GPS map and
depth display.
Lat/Lon displays the latitude and longitude values for the currently
highlighted waypoint on the list.
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Track Manager
It is possible to set up multiple tracks for displaying on the GPS
map. The Track Manager allows the operator to select tracks to
“show” on the map or “hide” a map not currently in use. Operators
can DELETE one track or “Delete All Tracks” at once.
General Troubleshooting Guide
IF...the display appears to not work or doesn’t come ON...
...the display could be in SLEEP mode. Touch a key on the keypad
to activate the display.
...check for loose connections at the battery and display unit.
...check for reversed polarity on the power connections.
...verify that the battery has a minimum voltage of 6 volts.
IF...the display resets or goes OFF when starting the engine...
...check that the display supply wires are connected properly
to the battery.
...verify that the battery is charged properly.
...check the battery for efficient starter current.
IF...the display has no backlight...
...contact your authorized MasterCraft dealer for assistance.
IF...the display has no keypad backlight...
...contact your authorized MasterCraft dealer for assistance.
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HOME SCREEN
200V, X-2, 215V, X-15, 225V,
X-25, 235V, X-35, 245V, X-45,
255V, X-55, ProStar 214,
X-14, ProStar 214V, X-14V,
(Optional)
USING THE OPTIONAL COLOR TOUCH DISPLAY
The controls and displays on the touch screen change dynamically depending on the task you are performing.
Navigating the main screens from the HOME screen
• From the HOME Screen tap any screen icon to go to that screen.
ControllerDescription
Touch this to go to the CRUISE screen.
•
Press the HOME button, located in the information bar along the
bottom of any main screen, to return to the HOME Screen.
Navigating the main screens using the scroll buttons
• Frequently used screens are arranged in a continuous loop and
may be accessed by using the scroll right and scroll left buttons
located in the information bar along the bottom of each main
screen.
Activity-based screen jumps
When certain events occur, the display anticipates the need to
view related data and automatically jumps to the appropriate screen.
• Actuating any of the trim or ballast switches in the boat results in
the display jumping to the TRIM/BALLAST screen.
• Pressing the boat’s cruise button results in a jump to the CRUISE
screen. Touch this to go to the QUICK LIST screen.
Touch this to go to the ANALOG GAUGE screen.
Touch to go to the DIGITAL GAUGE screen.
Touch to go to the TRIM BALLAST screen.
Touch to go to the MEDIA screen.
Touch to go to the SETUP screen.
Touch to go to the NAV screen.
Scrolls left or right or return to HOME
screen.
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MEDIA SCREEN
ControllerDescription
Touch to display video from DVD, where equipped.
Touch to display video from the Tower Camera,
where equipped.
Touch to go to the HOME screen.
Touch to increase the audio volume.
Touch to decrease the audio volume.
Touch and the sound is muted or play is paused.
Press again to cancel.
ADDITIONAL MEDIA SCREEN CONTROLS
ControllerModeResponse
CD/MP3 or
Starts playback from the
USB/iPod Mode beginning of the current track.
Radio/SAT Mode Tunes in a lower frequency
station.
CD/MP3 or
Starts playback from the
USB/iPod Mode beginning of the next track.
Radio/SAT Mode Tunes in a higher frequency
station.
Radio/SAT Mode Scrolls to next preset station.
Touch to scroll left to the CRUISE screen.
MP3 or USB Mode Selects folders.
Touch to scroll right to the TRIM/BALLAST screen.
Each time the Source icon is pressed, the mode
switches in the following order:
Radio
Satellite
CD MP3 USB/iPod CD Changer
AUX Each time the button is pressed the band switches
in the following order:
Radio: FM1, FM2, FM3, AM, FM1
Each time the button is pressed the Automatic
Volume Control feature is toggled from
ON to OFF or OFF to ON.
Confirming your selection.
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DIGITAL GAUGE SCREEN (Normal View)
In each quadrant of the screen is a measurement: upper left is the remaining fuel in approximate percentage; the upper right is the ambient air temperature (Fahrenheit is default setting); the lower left is
the water temperature (Fahrenheit is default setting); and the lower
right is the water depth (in feet is default setting).
Touch the quadrant to be edited and a pull-down menu will appear. These are settings and functions that can be substituted by
touching the name on the screen.
If no display is pressed within five (5) seconds, the edit controls will
disappear and the screen will return to the settings as they were.
ControllerDescription
DisplaysDescription
Displays the approximate percentage of fuel left
in the tank.
Displays the ambient air temperature in
Fahrenheit (default).
Displays the ambient water temperature in
Fahrenheit (default).
Displays the depth of the water in feet (default).
Displays a histogram of the water depth.
Touch to scroll up the list.
Touch to scroll down the list.
Touch to select an item in the list, update the
GAUGE screen data block and close the
edit screen.
TRIM & BALLAST SCREEN
ControllerDescription
Touch to go to the HOME screen.
Touch to scroll left to the TRIM-BALLAST screen.
Touch to scroll right to the CRUISE screen.
DIGITAL GAUGE SCREEN (With Edit Controls Displayed)
DisplaysDescription
Reports roll data.
Displays the roll in animation.
Displays the total weight of the water in the
ballast tanks, where equipped.
Displays the trim tab positions in animation,
where equipped.
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CRUISE ON SCREEN (Illustrated in Speed Mode)
Displays the ballast tank levels in animation.
Displays the pitch of the boat in degrees.
Touch to go to the HOME screen.
Touch to scroll left to the MEDIA screen.
Touch to scroll right to the DIGITAL GAUGE
screen.
NOTE: The trim tabs and ballast tanks are Plug ‘n Play tabs. Any other
tabs or tanks are not displayed.
CRUISE OFF SCREEN
ControllerDescription
Touch to increase the speed set point.
Touch to decrease the speed set point.
Touch to turn Cruise off and goes to the CRUISE
OFF screen.
The left button goes to the next screen on the left.
The right button goes to the next screen on the
right. The HOME button goes to the HOME screen.
CRUISE ON SCREEN (Illustrated in RPM Mode)
ControllerDescription
Touch to turn on Cruise in speed mode.
Touch to go to the QUICK LIST screen.
Touch to turn on Cruise in RPM mode.
The left button goes to the next screen on the left.
The right button goes to the next screen on the
right. The HOME button goes to the HOME screen.
ControllerDescription
Touch to increase the RPM set point.
Touch to decrease the RPM point.
Touch to turn Cruise off and goes to the CRUISE
OFF screen.
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The left button goes to the next screen on the left.
The right button goes to the next screen on the
right. The HOME button goes to the HOME screen.
Touch to go to the DELETE RIDER screen.
QUICK LIST SCREEN
EDIT RIDER SCREEN
ControllerDescription
ControllerDescription
Touch to scroll up through list of available riders.
Touch to scroll down through list of available riders.
Touch to activate the selected (hi-lighted) rider
profile.
Touch to exit without activating a new rider, and
go to the CRUISE screen.
Touch to go to the RIDER EDIT screen.
Touch to go to the USB IMPORT screen.
Touch to add a new rider to the list and go to
the name edit screen.
Touch to go to the USB EXPORT screen.
Touch to save the current settings to the
selected rider.
Touch to scroll right or left to select the rider setting
to be edited. The selected setting is highlighted in
yellow.
Touch to increase or decrease the selected rider
setting.
Touch to exit without changing any rider settings
and go to the QUICK LIST screen.
Touch to save changes to the rider’s settings
and return to the QUICK LIST screen.
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DELETE RIDER SCREEN
Touch to import rider data.
Touch to exit without importing.
NOTE: The preferred settings for each rider may be shared from
boat to boat by using the USB export and import features. Rider data
is stored and shared in a Text File Format with the following file name:
riders.txt. The file must be located in a MasterCraft folder located in the
root of the USB flash drive.
Importing new rider data for an existing rider name will over-write
the original data stored in the video display gauge for that rider.
Create customized rider data at mastercraft.com/bigscreen/.
ControllerDescription
Touch to scroll through the list of available riders.
Touch to delete the selected (highlighted) rider
and all associated settings from the QUICK LIST.
RIDER EXPORT DATA
Touch to exit without deleting the rider
information and go to the QUICK LIST Screen.
RIDER IMPORT MODE
ControllerDescription
Touch to scroll UP or DOWN.
Touch to send the selected rider data to the USB
flash drive.
Touch to exit without exporting.
ControllerDescription
Touch to scroll UP or DOWN.
NOTE: The preferred setting for each rider may be shared by using
the USB export and import feature. Rider data is stored and shared in a
Text File Format with the following file name: riders.txt.
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DELETE RIDER INFORMATION
NOTE: When the Cruise Control is OFF, the data block in the INFORMATION BAR displays the boat’s actual speed. When the Cruise Control
is ON, the cruise icon is displayed in the center of the INFORMATION
BAR. When the Cruise Control is ON, the data block in the INFORMATION BAR displays the set speed and the font color changes to green.
Also, pressing the speed data block causes the pop-up speed controls to
appear superimposed on the current screen. If no controls are pressed,
the pop-up controls are hidden.
The cruise control information is provided earlier in this section.
VIEWING VIDEO INPUTS
ControllerDescription
Touch to scroll UP or DOWN.
Touch to delete all information at this setting.
Touch to exit without exporting.
The video screens are accessed by touching the DVD & Tower Camera icons on the MEDIA screen.
ControllerDescription
Touch to display Video Input-1, then to DVD.
Touch to display Video Input-2, then to tower camera.
INFORMATION BAR (with Cruise OFF)
INFORMATION BAR (with Cruise ON)
Video screens initially display the video input channel.
ControllerDescription
Touch to go to the HOME screen.
Touch to scroll left.
Touch to scroll right.
Pressing the data block brings up pop-up
controls to allow the set speed to be increased
or decreased.
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After a brief delay, the full-screen video content is displayed:
Boats with this video display gauge will have the following gauges
mounted in the instrument panel. Brief descriptions of the functions are
included here. For more in-depth description of the functionality, see
the Performance Controls section of this Owner’s Manual.
Touch any spot on the screen to bring up user controls along the
bottom of the video screen:
Speedometer
(Larger numbers are miles per hour; smaller interior numbers are kilometers
per hour.)
ControllerDescription
Touch to display the MEDIA screen.
In Clip mode: Touching TAG initiates a recording
or inserts a video tag. In Loop mode: Touching
TAG saves the current video loop.
Touch to stop recording.
Tachometer
(Measurement is in revolutions per minute.)
If no icons are touched, the video reverts to the full-screen video.
Please note that some refinement of these
gauges was in progress at press time. Therefore,
the video display gauge in your boat may have
some minor variances to what is described in this
manual. MasterCraft strongly encourages you to
review ALL instrumentation with your authorized
MasterCraft dealer prior to operating the boat for
the first time, and at any time during ownership
of the boat if you are uncertain as to proper and
applicable functionality.
Multiple Readings
Interior ring: Fuel reading. E is empty, F is full. Top arm provides reading.
Lower left quadrant: Engine oil pressure in pounds per square inch.
Lower right quadrant: Engine temperature in Fahrenheit (default).
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Attitude Adjustment
or Trim Tab Switch
(All V-Series, including X-Series)
MasterCraft utilizes Lenco attitude adjustment
plate kits on several models. Dual plate kits are
available on the 280 and X-80 models; a single plate
kit is used on the 200, X-2, 215, X-15, 235, X-35,
245 and X-45, 255 and X-55. On the dual attitude
adjustment plate system, the plates operate independently of each other to provide optimal performance by redirecting water flow near the transom
of the boat. These plates have been designed to
improve the overall attitude of a boat. If used properly, the plates will
improve the ride, reduce drag, increase speed and improve the fuel
efficiency of the boat.
The operation of the attitude adjustment plates is basic. The
plane or planes are mounted with the actuator(s) on the transom
of the boat. When the plate(s) is/are lowered, the water flow is redirected, creating an upward force at the stern of the boat. When the
stern rises, the bow will lower.
Since these actuators are electromechanical, they provide an immediate response at the touch of the switch. The switch adjustments
are based on the position of the bow. On the dual attitude adjustment
plate system, the right side of the switch controls the starboard plate
and the left side of the switch controls the port plate. On the single
plate system, there is only one switch control.
The system is set up this way to minimize the guesswork while underway. Press DOWN to lower the bow. Press LEFT to roll the boat
to the left, and RIGHT to roll the boat to the right.
Since our models have different weights, lengths, speed and performance, it will take some practice for the operator to understand how
your boat reacts with the attitude adjustment plates installed. The
plates will allow your boat to get on plane faster and continue planing at lower speeds. This will improve visibility and the overall safety of
your boat. When making adjustments with the attitude adjustment
plates, use short momentary taps of the switch. Continued practice
will help you become familiar with how the plates perform.
Special Conditions
Head Sea: Lower both plates by tapping slightly BOW DOWN
on both sides of a dual system, BOW DOWN on a single system.
This will bring the bow down while maintaining speed. This also allows the hull of the boat to absorb the impact of the waves. This adjustment will result in a more efficient and smoother ride. Changes
should be made in small increments to ensure maintaining control
of the boat.
Following Sea: Make sure the plates are fully retracted by
pressing BOW UP on both sides of a dual system, and BOW UP on a
single system. This will bring the plate(s) up to a fully retracted position, decreasing lift in the stern and allowing the bow to rise. If the
plate(s) is/are deployed, the bow may dig.
Windy Chop: To raise the windward side of the boat on dual systems, press BOW UP on that side. If this is not sufficient press BOW
DOWN on the leeward side of the boat. Do not over-trim when attempting this. This will allow the windward side of the boat to rise
and will minimize spray.
Shallow Water/Hole Shot: Lower both plates completely on a
dual system by pressing BOW DOWN on both sides (the single plate
on a single system). This provides lift in the stern of the boat and will
keep the bow down. As you throttle up and speed increases, raise
Sport
Enhancement
Controls
the tab(s) by pressing BOW UP on both sides of a dual system, and BOW UP
on the single system.
Uneven Load: When equipped with a dual system, if one side of the boat
is higher than the other while running, press BOW DOWN on the switch on
that side. This will lower the tab on the listing side (low side) to bring the
boat level.
Porpoising: To stop porpoising, press BOW DOWN on both sides of a
dual plate system, BOW DOWN on a single system. The plate(s) needs only
to be deployed slightly to correct this adverse situation.
While operating attitude adjustment plates use caution. Improper
use of plates can cause accidents, which may result in serious injury or death. While the boat is underway do not move one plate
up or down significantly as this may cause listing. While at higher
speeds do not over-trim, as this will cause the bow to lower quickly,
resulting in a reduction of speed and may cause the boat to veer.
When in following seas or when running an inlet, the plates should be
fully retracted. This will allow for optimal performance. ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATORS PROVIDE AN INSTANT RESPONSE.
WHEN MAKING ADJUSTMENTS, USE SHORT MOMENTARY
TAPS OF THE SWITCH.
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Ballast Empty/
Fill Switches
(On Ballast-equipped Models Only)
On boat models equipped with a ballast system, a separate three-position
switch will allow for the filling or emptying of the ballast tanks and/or bags. Be
aware that the engine must operate at
1500 RPM during the fill and empty processes. Check engine specifications for
related engine idle speed, which may be
too low for the empty/fill operation to be
properly accomplished. Failure to increase
engine RPM to the required level may result in malfunction or permanent damage
to the ballast pumps that force the water
through the system. Such damage is not
covered under your warranty. The ballast
controls vary in location by model, and the
operator should determine exact location
prior to use. The three-position switches are clearly marked; FILL, OFF
(in center), and EMPTY.
An LED light is in the tip of each switch. At the conclusion of the FILL
process, the light will blink six times in succession, pause for two-tothree seconds, and then blink an additional six times. This signals that
the FILL process is complete. If the system senses any potential problems, the LED lights may blink from one to five times (each signifies individual issues). If this occurs, see an authorized MasterCraft dealer for
analysis and correction. Do not attempt to correct the issue on your own
or continue to FILL the ballast as it may result in damage to the system.
Mirrors
Whether utilizing the standard mirror or the optional Extreme mirror, just as you would in a car, you should always check that the mirror
is properly located to view behind the boat while it is underway. Also
be sure that it is securely attached to the windshield extrusion. Under
normal operation, there is a certain amount of vibration and over time
this can cause brackets and hardware to work loose.
Prior to operation of the boat, verify that the mirror
hardware is secure. Failure to do so may result in the
mirror detaching from the windshield extrusion. The
mirror could hit the operator or a passenger, resulting
in injury.
Plug ’n Play
The Plug ’n Play ballast system gives consumers the ability to mix
and match ballast loads as an option on V-Series boats. If ordered as
an option, the plumbing for the Plug ’n Play will come from the factory
ready to install bags forward and aft. MasterCraft strongly recommends
using only the Plug ’n Play bags from Fly High as they have been customized to fit neatly in storage areas. The rear bags take into consideration
such factors as bulkhead dimensions and the raw water strainer location
of each specific model. The forward bags are built to the dimensions of
the storage area under the seats and around obstructions such as stereo
amplifiers and wiring. Note that the bags are intended to be left inside
the storage compartments even when not filled with water. The bags,
particularly if they are wet, should not be left in contact with upholstery
anywhere in the boat.
The most important consideration in developing these additional ballast bags was to work within the maximum capacity of each MasterCraft model in which they are equipped. When the Plug ’n Play
ballast bags are filled, THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT OF THE
BAGS AND WATER MUST BE SUBTRACTED FROM the maximum WEIGHT capacity of the boat , WITH THE REMAINDER
left for passengers and gear! It is always the operator’s
responsibility to ensure the weight of their specific MasterCraft boat,
persons aboard, ballast and gasoline weight, and all gear are within
Coast Guard limits.
An objective in engineering this system was for the secondary ballast bags
to fill and empty with the existing ballast pumps at the flip of a switch. In order to accomplish this, the auto-fill-and-empty system that is equipped on all
boats without the Plug ’n Play option is bypassed. Although you can use the
BIG’s Ballast screen to see if the tanks are full (or listen for the overflow), there
are no sending units in ballast bags, so no bag level readout is available on the
BIG. The operator should open the front and rear storage areas where the
bags are located to watch the actual bags themselves to see when they
are full. To reiterate, there is NO Auto Shut-off feature for Plug ’n Play.
All boats have weight limits. Failure to adhere to the posted limits
can cause operation instability and/or the boat to sink. This may
result in serious injury or death, as well as significant damage to
the boat, which will not be covered by warranty. When the
Plug ’n Play ballast bags are filled, THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT OF THE BAGS AND WATER MUST BE
SUBTRACTED FROM the maximum WEIGHT capacity of the boat , WITH THE REMAINDER left for
passengers and gear!
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Here are a few additional things to know
about Plug ’n Play:
1. To install the bags, you will need to remove
the plugs that will come with all the plumbing.
MasterCraft recommends you keep track of
these plugs and place them back in the plumbing when and if the bags are removed. Without
the plugs or bags in place, water will make its
way into the boat through these lines.
If the Plug ’n Play bags are removed
from the boat, the plumbing plugs must
be reinstalled in the boat to prevent unwanted and potentially dangerous intrusive of water into the boat. This water can result in the boat sinking, which
can result in serious injury or death!
Ski/Wakeboard Rope
MasterCraft boats are equipped with ski pylons as standard equipment, and may also offer
other optional pylons and towers intended to be
used to attach rope for skiing and wakeboarding.
Note that tow ropes should never be attached to
anything but the approved pylon or tower. Care
should also be taken by all on board to pay attention to the tow rope as it can snap back and
hit people on-board when a skier or wakeboarder
lets go of it. Usually, rope simply skips along the
water surface behind the boat, but it can become
airborne, especially if it was taut prior to release.
2. Once the bags are installed, you are ready
to go. In order to fill the ballast bags, after
the hard tanks are filled find the Plug ’n Play
switches and simply move the switch to the
right so the indicator light turns from green
light (tanks) to a red light (bags). This activates the electronic valve that switches water
flow from the hard tanks to the bags. Once
red, the bags are ready to fill by selecting the
appropriate ballast switch. Please note that
the Plug ’n Play switches control the forward
and aft systems separately. Pressing and holding the Up button will cause the center tab to
retract and then the surf tabs will retract.
Ski/wakeboard rope should never be
attached to anything but approved
pylons and towers as it may otherwise break free or cause other items to
break under duress. People onboard,
as well as skiers and/or wakeboarders
could be injured. Also, operators and
passengers should always pay attention to the rope when the boat is underway as rope can snap back into the
boat, which could result in injury.
Surf Tab Switch
(All V-Series, including X-Series)
On boats equipped with a surf tab switch, it will be located on the armrest. Shown is a trim tab (upper switch)
with a surf tab switch (lower switch). (See the Attitude Adjustment or Trim Tab Switch explanation elsewhere in this
section for information on how to utilize that functionality.) The surf tab switch is pressed LEFT to list the boat to port
(or left), raising the right (starboard) side of the
boat. Press RIGHT to list the boat to right (starboard) and lift the left (port) side of the boat.
This information will also appear in the Video Display Gauge, as equipped.
Note: On the 200V, X-2, 215V, X-15, 225V, and X25 models, surf tabs are limited to fifty percent (50%) maximum extension when the boat speed exceeds
twenty miles per hour (20 mph) or thirty-two kilometers per hour (32 kph). Because the surf tab causes the boat to list to port or starboard side, it is important
for operators to be aware of how it impacts handling.
Maneuvering a boat with the surf tabs extended requires practice to master.
Initial times running with the surf tabs extended should be done at low speed with
plenty of room. This is critical to learning how the surf tabs affect control and maneuverability.
ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATORS PROVIDE AN INSTANT RESPONSE. WHEN MAKING ADJUSTMENTS, USE SHORT
MOMENTARY TAPS OF THE SWITCH.
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Swim/Boarding Platforms
One of the most attractive aspects of all MasterCraft boats are the swim
platforms attached to the transom of the boats. Whether teak or fiberglass
with inlays, the swim platforms are a source of enjoyment.
MasterCraft reminds consumers to review the Common Sense Approach
section of this Owner’s Manual, and pay particular attention to avoiding “teak
surfing” or “platform dragging,” which expose the participant to excess carbon monoxide; and to the information regarding use of the optional shower
while standing or sitting on the swim platform.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless and poisonous gas that accumulates rapidly and can cause serious injury
or death. Exposure to carbon monoxide can be fatal in a matter of minutes. Exposure to even low concentrations of carbon
monoxide must not be ignored because the effects of exposure to
carbon monoxide can build up and be just as lethal as high concentrations. Carbon monoxide from exhaust pipes of inboard or
outboard engines may build up inside and outside the boat in
areas near exhaust vents, particularly during slow-speed operations. STAY AWAY from these exhaust vent areas, which are
located at the stern of the boat, and DO NOT swim or engage in
any watersports or other activities in or near the stern area of
the boat, including, without limitation, the swim platform and
the rear sun deck, when the engine is in operation. Under no
circumstances should the owner and/or operator allow persons
to hold onto the swim platform while the engine is operating
and the boat is in motion. These activities (sometimes known as
“teak surfing” or “platform dragging,” where the participant
holds onto the swim platform and is pulled through the water,
and/or “body surfs” immediately behind the boat) are extremely
dangerous, highly likely to result in death or serious bodily injury, and are a misuse of this product.
Some platforms feature a bracket, which allows the platform to fold
down, reducing the amount of room required for storage. Note that the
platforms themselves are fairly heavy, and releasing the bracket may result
in the platform falling down and striking the transom with excessive force.
Please provide support to the platform at the time of releasing the bracket,
and slowly lower the platform into place for towing or storage.
Many models are equipped with a swim platform that may be folded down.
To determine whether the boat is so equipped, look beneath the platform and
see if the bracket with pin appears as in the photo. If so, the swim platform can
be folded. To do so properly, follow these instructions:
Folding Down the Platform
Remove the safety hinge pins in each swim platform bracket.
Begin by lifting the platform about four (4) inches upward while easing
the platform away from the boat transom. This will allow the platform to
move freely on the hinge.
NOTE: Ensure there is no tightness while the swim platform is being
folded. There should be no binding during this action.
The platform must be raised and locked into position for transportation of the boat, as well as use of the platform while boating. Leaving the platform down may result in damage to the
boat transom during transport that will not be covered by the
warranty!
Securing the Platform
Step 1: Lift the platform to approximately 20 degrees angle from
the boat.
Step 2: Lightly push the platform (do not shove nor jam) toward
the transom to allow the platform to set in place.
Step 3: Verify that the platform is in the locked position and will
not fall down. Failure to verify that the platform is locked
may result in the platform falling while someone is on it
and could result in injury.
Step 4: Insert one (1) safety hinge pin into each platform bracket
as shown in the top photo.
The platform must be raised and locked into position for
use of the platform while boating. No one should be allowed on the platform until the platform is securely locked
in place and the engine is OFF. Failure to do so may result
in serious injury or death!
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Towers
Many MasterCraft models are now equipped with a tower, whether as part of a standard package or as an optional
addition. Again, MasterCraft strongly encourages the occupants of the boat to review the Common Sense Approach and
the Boating Safety sections of this Owner’s Manual prior to
use of the boat and the tower component.
Occupants of the boat should never stand, sit or jump from
the tower. Nothing but MasterCraft-approved towing should
be attempted. (See Boating Safety section of this Owner’s
Manual.)
Boat owners are strongly urged to purchase tower accessories only through an authorized MasterCraft dealer. MasterCraft has carefully determined the maximum amount of accessories and total weight that the tower can safely hold. Ignoring
this information could result in injury to the boat operator and/
or passengers.
MasterCraft has determined that for the tower
utilized on the current models, the total weight of
all accessories mounted on the tower should never
exceed 85 pounds, regardless of whether the accessories are MasterCraft-approved and supplied or
have come from an aftermarket supplier. Exceeding this restriction can result in tower failure, which
could result in serious injury or death to the boat operator and/or passengers.
Many boats are equipped with the ZFT5P tower. To properly operate the tower, follow these instructions:
1.Always start the tower in the lowest position.
2. Press the switch UP momentarily to move the tower to mid-point. The tower will advance slowly to the position. After the tower reaches this position,
the control box will go into stand-by mode.
NOTE: Whenever raising or lowering the tower, pay attention to the surroundings. Ensure that people and objects are never in the way. Failure to do
so could result in injury or damage that is not covered under warranty.
Always ensure that there are no people nor objects in the way when
raising and lowering the tower. Individuals and their limbs may be subject to injury if caught in the path of the tower, as well as potential damage to the boat, which is not covered under warranty.
3.From mid-point, the tower may be raised or lowered. By pressing the
switch UP momentarily, it will move to the top position. By pressing the
switch DOWN momentarily, it will move to the lowest position. After the
tower reaches the top or lowest position, the control box will go into standby mode.
4.At any time, the tower can also be stopped by pressing the UP or DOWN
switch momentarily. The tower will remember the position and you may
start it UP or DOWN again by momentarily pressing the switch.
5.If at any time the tower stops in an unusual position, pressing the DOWN
switch momentarily will bring the tower to the lowest position and reset
the control box. Normal operations will then resume.
In some instances, depending upon where the tower has stopped, it may
be necessary to press the DOWN switch a second time to reset the control box
and the tower at the lowest position.
NOTE: The tower will not move when the engine is at 800 RPM or higher.
Towing, wakeboarding and other allowable activities involving the tower
should be undertaken with the tower FULL UP or at mid-point positions. The
mid-point setting also allows the boat to run with the tower and optional Bimini tops in a lower, more aerodynamic position. For stability and to avoid
damage to the Bimini, it should be stowed prior to towing the boat on a trailer.
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Convenience
Controls
12-Volt Receptacle
(All Models; Some May Have Multiple Receptacles)
MasterCraft boats have one (1) or more 12-volt receptacles.
Examine your boat to determine whether there are additional
outlets. Prior to plugging any accessory into a 12-volt receptacle, ensure that the device is designed for use when connected
to a 12-volt receptacle and will not be damaged by the connection to the receptacle.
Aft Light Switch Courtesy Lights Switch
(Models Equipped with Optional Tower
Lights)
The location of the aft light switch
(where equipped) will vary by model
and should be located by the operator.
In some instances, there may be two (2)
switches. In all instances, the lights operate by using two-position switches,
one position for ON and the other for OFF.
AM/FM Stereo, CD Player,
Remote Control, iPod and
MP3 Player Connections
(Stereo Standard Installation on X-Series; Optional on All Other
Models; Remote Control on Armrest, iPod and MP3 Player Connections with Stereo Installation)
Boats may be equipped with a range of entertainment opportunities from radios and CD players to connections for personal devices. ALL radio and CD players will be located within the glovebox of
the boat. Remotes may be in the armrest or on the transom.
The iPod interface option features a cable located inside the
glovebox that allows the unit to simply be plugged in and run off the
boat’s electrical system. An optional plug-in location for MP3 players
is available. Be aware that all such devices are a drain on the boat’s
battery and electrical system. Care should be taken to avoid excessive
usage of such devices and by responding to any alarms that sound so
that the boat’s battery(ies) does not become fully discharged.
Another option is a wireless stereo remote that will float if accidentally dropped overboard. The remote can also double as a key fob
for a limited number of keys.
The stereo and components
come with a separate manual
explaining operation of the
devices. Please review and become familiar with the equipment.
(All Models)
This switch is a two-position switch that activates the courtesy lights
within the boat. Turning the switch upwards will turn the lights ON, and turning
it downwards will turn the lights OFF.
Note that on boats equipped with
the optional underwater lights (transom
below the water line), this same switch
operates those lights. Also note that the
underwater lights should never be operated unless the boat is in the water. Even though these are L.E.D. lights,
they generate some heat and require the cooling effect of the water to
avoid premature burn-out of the bulb.
Display Selector Switch
(ProStar 190, ProStar 197, X-7)
On the models equipped with the Multi-Function gauge, this
switch allows the operator to toggle between functions.
Engine Hatch Switch
(280/X-80)
Where equipped, an engine hatch cover
switch allows the cover to open and close
electronically. The three-position switch
is pressed up to open and down to close
the hatch.
The engine box serves as a machinery guard. The engine must be
OFF whenever the box is open. Clothing or body parts can get
caught in moving parts, causing death or serious injury. Keep
away from moving parts!
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Heater Switch
(Optional Installation for All Models)
Among the accessory options available for your boat
is a heater function. The heater’s three-position switch
is turned up for ON (LOW), or turned down for ON
(HIGH). The center position is OFF. Warmed air from
an electrically powered heater box will be blown from
vents within the boat deck.
Instrument Panel
Gauge Backlighting Switch
(All models equipped with the Video Display Gauge System)
A three-position switch allows the operator to change the instrument panel backlighting for the gauges. Pressing the top of
the switch will cause the lights to brighten, and pressing down
will dim the lights.
Refrigerator Switch
(280, X-80 )
This switch will run the refrigerator when turned ON. The refrigerator runs off the boat’s electrical and battery system.
Therefore, care should be given to ensure that the battery is not
drained to such an extent that the voltmeter alarm sounds.
Tower Lights Switch
(Optional Installation for All Models)
The location of the tower lights switch (where equipped)
varies by model and should be located by the operator.
In some instances, there
may be two (2) switches. In all instances, the
lights operate by using
two-position switches,
one position for ON and
the other for OFF.
Underwater Lights
Switch
(All Models)
This switch is a two-position switch that activates the
courtesy lights within the boat as well as the underwater lights (where equipped), simultaneously. Turning the
switch upwards will turn the lights ON, and turning it
downwards will turn the lights OFF.
Also note that the underwater lights should never
be operated unless the boat is in the water. Even though
these are L.E.D. lights, they
generate some heat and require the cooling effect of
the water to avoid premature
burn-out of the bulb.
Seat Heat Switches
(Optional All Models for Driver’s Seat; Certain Models for Observer’s Seat)
A two-position switch allows heat to be turned ON for the
driver’s seat. In some models, an optional observer seat
heat switch is available and will be found on the deck below the observer seat cushion. Note that this switch will
operate only when the ignition is in the ON position.
Shower and/or Slick Boot Switch
(Optional Installations on Most Models)
A single three-position switch mounted in an aft position storage area controls the optional shower and optional Slick Boot
functions. The switch is marked for each. Turn the switch toward
the Shower marking to turn ON the shower. Return to center for
OFF. Turn to the other direction to turn ON the Slick Boot. Return to center for OFF. These instructions work whether the boat
is equipped with one (1) or both of the options, but will not be
found in boats that are not equipped with either option.
Wash Down Switch
(Optional Installation for all V Series, X-Star, including
Saltwater Series)
A water tank option within available models can
provide a fresh-water wash of the boat interior. The tank
will be eight (8) or twentyfive (25) gallons capacity, depending on the boat model.
The two-position switch is
pressed up for ON and down
for OFF.
Sink Switch
(280 and X-80)
On the face plate panel adjacent to the sink is a two-position
switch. Turning the switch ON allows water to run through the
faucet into the sink. The water comes from a freshwater tank that
requires manual refilling when the water has run out. Be sure to
turn OFF the switch after running water, and especially when the
freshwater tank has run dry.
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Comfort and
Convenience
MasterCraft offers significant standard and optional items to make the boating experience
more enjoyable. Some of these items come with their own instructions and information from
the original manufacturer. In those instances, such as with the stereo equipment, the manual
is included with the boat. In other instances, some general information is provided in this section.
If, at any time, you are uncertain about the use or care of anything on the boat, never hesitate to contact your authorized MasterCraft dealer for additional information and guidance.
Canvas Covers
Anchor
Some models are equipped with
anchors, and there will be a designated
storage area or stowage location on the
boat. Check with your dealer if you are
uncertain about this area as it is important to keep the anchor stowed when it
is not in use.
One of the most popular options for MasterCraft boats are the
variety of canvas covers available. Speak with an authorized MasterCraft dealer for details about what is available for each model.
MasterCraft strongly recommends having an authorized MasterCraft dealer perform the installation as snap installation can cause
“crazing” (unwanted spider-web-like lines in the gel coat) if the installation is not done correctly.
On-going care of the canvas is required to keep the material in
good condition for the life of the boat. See Cleaning the Boat section of this Owner’s Manual for more information.
Note that towing with unapproved covers on the boat may result in damage to the gel coat. MasterCraft recommends the use of
our towable cover only for towing. Other canvas and covers have
been developed and are available only through authorized MasterCraft dealers for a variety of uses.
Improperly stored anchors and/or anchor line that has been improperly re-wound, may create a hazardous situation. People onboard can trip on improperly stored materials, which can result
in injury. Improperly stored materials can also move too freely
during boat operation and make contact with individuals, again
causing injury. Properly store all anchor and lines whether the
boat is in operation or not, unless the anchor and line are in use.
The anchor has been provided to assist boaters in remaining in a
chosen location. Note that use of the anchor system will not guarantee a properly anchored boat or that the boat will remain in
a stationary position. Environmental, bottom conditions, current
and tidal conditions must be taken into consideration when anchoring the boat. Only properly trained operators should set the
anchor for this system. Establishing a secure anchorage requires
practice. Damage to your boat may result due to improper anchoring techniques.
Coolers
On many models, a removable cooler is included, particularly on
models that do not have cold plates or a refrigerator. As with any
similar Igloo-type cooler, routine cleaning with warm soapy water
is advised after each use. Check also whether anything from inside
the cooler has been spilled or in some manner ended up in the storage area in which the cooler is kept. This should be cleaned up immediately to avoid mold, mildew, stains or other damage that is not
covered under warranty.
Food items or anything that can create an odor should not be
left in the cooler. Neither should anything that can leak be left in
these units as they could potentially damage the cooler, and this
type of damage is not covered under warranty.
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Head
The following general information is provided for installed heads. See specific information provided by the manufacturer.
Preparing the head for use:
Step 1: With the seat lid closed, pull the flush handle to open
the slide valve. Then push to close. This relieves air
pressure that may be created in the lower holding
tank due to changes in temperature or altitude.
Fire Suppression and Extinguishing
All MasterCraft V-drives are equipped with an automatic fire suppression system. The automatic system operates from sensors in the engine room and will automatically release a clean-agent, gaseous chemical that does not leave residue
behind. In boats sold domestically, this is the FE-241 system; internationally, it is
the FM-200 system.
It is also possible to activate the system manually on the FE-241 system only.
Pull the pin with the red tag , and then pull the red fire handle to set the system
in operation.
In case of an engine compartment fire, shut down the engine and blowers before manual discharge, or immediately following the automatic discharge. Boats
are equipped with a discharge indication light at the instrument panel or on the
video display gauge at the helm.
After the suppression system has been used, the fire extinguisher canister
will be empty. The boat owner/operator should have the canister replaced as
soon as practicable.
V-drive boats have also been specified to carry a hand-held 2.5 lb. monoammonium phosphate expellant (dry chemical) unit, which is rated Class A (trash, wood and
paper), Class B (UL Approved) and Class C (energized electrical equipment). These
units should be used in situations other than engine compartment fires.
All V-drives are specified for one (1) dry chemical, hand-held extinguisher. This is
in addition to the suppression system in the engine compartment.
Hand-held units should be replaced or recharged as soon as possible after use.
Chemical discharge should be cleaned from all surfaces as soon as possible and
prior to running the boat again, unless operation is necessary to return to shore.
The boat should never be operated following a fire until after a determination has been made whether operation may result in another fire. If any danger
of an additional fire exists, the boat should be towed to shore or dock rather than
running the engine(s).
Consumers who choose to purchase fire control equipment from resources
other than MasterCraft must follow the instructions and requirements as listed
within the engine compartment regarding suitability for the compartment volume. These standards are established by the ABYC.
Step 2: Remove the water cap and fill the upper tank until
it reaches about 1 inch (25 mm) below the opening.
Replace the cap.
Step 3:
Pull the flush handle to open slide valve.
Step 4: Pour deodorant directly into the lower tank, then
close the slide valve. Do NOT pour deodorant into
the bowl with the slide valve closed.
Step 5: Stroke the air pump about 15 times or until air emits
through the relief valve on the water cap. Do not
over-pressurize the upper tank by covering the relief valve. Do not let the upper tank pressurize when
it is disconnected from the lower tank.
Following the activation of the automatic fire suppression system
or a hand-held fire extinguisher, a careful determination should be
made as to whether the boat can safely be operated. If there is any
doubt or concern whatsoever, the boat should be towed to shore and/
or dock for service by an authorized MasterCraft dealer prior to
operating again. Failure to follow these instructions could result in
death or serious injury/illness.
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In using the toilet:
Step 1: Before each use, with the seat lid closed, pull the flush handle
to open the slide valve, then push to close. This relieves air
pressure that may be created in the lower holding tank due
to changes in temperature or altitude.
Step 2: Pull the flush handle to release waste in the lower tank.
Step 3: Push the flush button to rinse the bowl. Push the flush handle
to close the slide valve.
To empty the holding tank:
Step 1: When the tank level indicator shows “FULL,” or at the end of
an outing, empty the lower tank.
Step 2: Pull up on the rear latch to separate the upper tank from the
lower tank. Carry the lower tank to an authorized waste disposal area or a normal toilet. (DO NOT DISPOSE WASTE
IN ANY LOCATION, INCLUDING NAVIGABLE BODIES OF
WATER, WHERE SUCH DISPOSAL IS ILLEGAL OR CREATES AN ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD.)
Step 3: Rotate the discharge spout away from the tank and open the
vent on top of the holding tank. Empty the tank.
Step 4: If water is available, rinse the lower tank before reassembling
the portable toilet.
The head is supplied with in-depth instructions, which will be found
in the head and should be removed and read prior to the first use of
the system. Store the instructions with this Owner’s Manual and other
important material regarding the boat.
Use only rapid-dissolve toilet paper with these head systems, and
only deodorant specially formulated for this type of head system. See
instructions for details. In the event that anything from the head’s bowl
or holding tank escapes, it should be cleaned as soon as practicable.
Failure to clean any spillage may result in unpleasant odors, mildew,
mold and damage to the deck or other areas of the boat. This is not
covered under warranty.
See the Storage & Winterization section of this Owner’s Manual for important information regarding the preparation of the head for storage.
Ladders
Some models are equipped with ladders, which may be located at the
bow or under the swim platform aft. All ladders have stowable position
and operational position. Be sure to stow ladders prior to operation of the
boat. Undue pressure from the water while underway could potentially
damage the ladder. When opening or closing the ladder, be careful not to
pinch fingers or other skin as all ladders have some kind of catch to hold
them in position and provide protection for people as they board.
Heater
All MasterCraft models offer a heater option. The heater’s threeposition switch is turned up for ON (LOW), or turned down for ON
(HIGH). The center position is OFF. Warmed air from an electrically
powered heater box will be blown from vents within the boat deck. In
regular use, the heater should not require any routine maintenance.
However, it is advisable to avoid placing items in front of the vents,
particularly when the heater is in use. The heated air coming out could
cause damage.
Never run the heater in a confined space, such as a garage or shop.
Fumes from the engine can have deadly consequences. See also the
Common Sense Approach section of this Owner’s Manual regarding carbon monoxide danger.
Carbon monoxide is emitted from the engine’s exhaust system. Never run the engine without proper ventilation. Do
not run the engine in a confined space or where fumes may
be trapped.
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Lighting
Some models may be equipped with incandescent bulbs in the head, storage areas or in
some instances in the forward and aft-facing
lights. These lights are replaceable as would be
any incandescent light bulb.
Other lighting that is L.E.D. will require replacement along with the housing in which they
are contained. This includes the underwater
lights, courtesy lights and other auxiliary lighting. These lights will need to be replaced by an
authorized MasterCraft dealer.
Also note that the underwater lights should
never be operated unless the boat is in the water. Even though these are L.E.D. lights, they
generate some heat and require the cooling
effect of the water to avoid premature burnout of the bulb.
Refrigeration
Some models offer optional refrigeration. In the 280V and X-80 models, it is a refrigerator unit, which is free of CFCs, and instructions are provided by the manufacturer.
Note that the refrigerator functions off the boat’s electrical system. Attention should be paid to the Voltmeter(s) to be certain that these systems
do not over-drain the electrical system.
On the 280V and X-80 refrigerator unit note that it can be used in an ambient air temperature range of -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 Celsius) to 130
F (55 C), and a maximum of 90 percent air humidity in constant operation. The device can cool goods in a temperature range of 28 degrees F (-2 C) to
53 degrees F (12 C). It is equipped with a battery monitor that switches the compressor off and on again, protecting the battery and the compressor
against damage.
The refrigerator is suitable for cooling food. If you wish to cool medicine, please check to determine whether the cooling capacity is sufficient for
the medicine in question.
Food items or anything that can create an odor should not be left in the refrigerator or cold plate areas. Neither should anything that can leak be
left in these units as they could potentially damage the units, and this type of damage is not covered under warranty. The condenser on the refrigerator should be kept free of dust, dirt and anything that inhibits its proper operation. The manufacturer also recommends leaving the drawer slightly
open if it will not be used for a period of time. This helps prevent unpleasant odors from forming.
Refrigerator cleaning instructions have been provided by the manufacturer. Note that it should always be OFF, and should never be cleaned
under flowing water or submerged in any kind of body of water, including, but not limited to, a sink. Do not use abrasive cleaning agents. If it is
necessary to defrost the interior, never remove layers of ice with hard or sharp tools as they can damage the plastic of the vaporizer. Allow the unit
to air defrost.
The refrigerator operates by opening the coolbox door and turning the thermostat knob clockwise. Shutting it off requires turning the thermostat knob counterclockwise.
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Seat Heaters
For real comfort, some models offer a seat
heater option, which will be for the driver’s seat,
and sometimes in the observer’s seat. It is not
offered for any other seating in the boat. Note
that the ignition must be ON for the seat heater
to work. The heater(s) operate by a switch on
the control panel. If the switch is turned ON
and the seat does not warm up, or appears to
become too warm, turn the switch to OFF and
seek assistance from your authorized MasterCraft dealer in remedying the issue.
Seating
Comfortable seating is a hallmark of MasterCraft. Not only does the seating enhance
the overall boating experience but it also is the
designated area for operators and passengers
to be while the boat is underway.
When boats are in motion, operators and passengers should always be
seated on upholstered designated occupant seating. No other areas should
be used during operation, including,
but not limited to, the gunwales, towers, sun pads, engine boxes, or any area
that is not clearly intended for seating
while the boat is underway. People can
become dislodged from locations that
are not actual seating, which could result in injury during boat motion.
Optional jump seats also have latches to hold them in place. Open the observer seat adjacent
to the jump seat and note that there is a lock pin that should be inserted to hold the jump seat secure against the side deck of the observer seat. Failure to do this could allow the jump seat to move
during boat operation, which could result in passenger injury.
Some specialized optional seating adds
more comfort. Convertible seats allow the seat
back to be moved forward or back, changing
the orientation. (Be sure that the seat back
locking mechanism is securely engaged before
using the seat back. Failure to engage the locking mechanism may allow unintended movement that could result in a person losing balance or even falling.)
The convertible seat back at the transom
seating is intended to be used only when the
boat is stationary and the engine is OFF. The
seat back must be in the stowed position, never
aft facing, when the engine is running or the
boat is underway. Positioned aft facing, the
seat back offers no security to persons seated
at the back of the boat and they could slide off
and into the water, with the possibility of making contact with the transom or swim platform,
which could result in injury. Also, while the seat
back is positioned to allow aft seating, individuals may be exposed to carbon monoxide if the
engine is running.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless and poisonous gas that accumulates
rapidly and can cause serious injury or death. Exposure to carbon monoxide can be
fatal in a matter of minutes. Exposure to even low concentrations of carbon monoxide
must not be ignored because the effects of exposure to carbon monoxide can build up
and be just as lethal as high concentrations. Carbon monoxide from exhaust pipes of
inboard or outboard engines may build up inside and outside the boat in areas near
exhaust vents, particularly during slow-speed operations. STAY AWAY from these
exhaust vent areas, which are located at the stern of the boat, and DO NOT swim or
engage in any watersports or other activities in or near the stern area of the boat, including, without limitation, the swim platform and the rear sun deck, when the engine is
in operation. Under no circumstances should the owner and/or operator allow persons
to hold onto the swim platform while the engine is operating and the boat is in motion.
These activities (sometimes known as “teak surfing” or “platform dragging,” where the
participant holds onto the swim platform and is pulled through the water, and/or “body
surfs” immediately behind the boat) are extremely dangerous, highly likely to result in
death or serious bodily injury, and are a misuse of this product.
Convertible seat backs should always be in the stowed position when the boat is underway. Anyone seated facing aft could become dislodged when the boat is underway, which
could result in sliding off the seating and making contact with the transom or swim platform. Jump seats should be secured against the deck with a lock pin accessible under the
observer seat to avoid dislodging passengers while the boat is underway. Convertible seat
backing should always be secured prior to use. Care should be taken to avoid pinching
fingers or other skin when sliding the backing.
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Shower or Wash Down
Many models offer a shower or wash down option.
The switches are marked for each and may also include
the underwater lights, where equipped. The switches
are operated as ON-OFF and should always be left in
the OFF position when the system(s) is not in use. The
instructions work whether the boat is equipped with
one (1) or both of the options, but will not be found in
boats that are not equipped with either option.
On V Series, the X-Star and the Saltwater Series
a tank option within available models can provide a
fresh-water wash of the boat interior. The tank will be
eight (8), ten (10) or twenty-five (25) gallons capacity, depending on the boat model. The two-position
switch is pressed up for ON and down for OFF.
Do not use the shower with the engine running.
Carbon monoxide is emitted from the engine’s exhaust system. Never run the engine
without proper ventilation. Do not run the
engine in a confined space or where fumes
may be trapped.
Routine maintenance is not required beyond occasionally checking the lines and shower head to be
certain these elements are not damaged in any fashion. Be certain to follow the Storage & Winterization
section’s instructions found elsewhere in this Owner’s
Manual.
Stereo Equipment
All stereo equipment, whether standard or optional equipment, comes with extensive
instruction material. Please refer to this material or to the manufacturer’s website for details and guidance.
Tables
If the cockpit table option was selected for the applicable models, the table can be removed and stored.
In doing so, ensure that the table and leg are secure in
a storage compartment. If they are left out on the deck
of the boat, they may shift or move and cause injury.
Stored away, they should also be situated so that the
metal top and bottom of the leg cannot rub against
the table top and cause scratches. This type of damage will not be covered under warranty.
See the Cleaning the Boat section of this
Owner’s Manual for information on cleaning the surfaces of all tables.
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Preparation
MasterCraft boats are equipped with a highly innovative fuel system. This system is
designed to provide years of trouble-free service. Some of the latest innovations related to fuel
handling safety are also incorporated into the fuel delivery system.
The fuel pump system in your boat was specifically designed for the marine environment
and contains a number of added safety components that are unique to the marine environment. Because of the special nature of the design, there are no user-serviceable parts. Any
parts in need of service or maintenance will need to be addressed by an authorized MasterCraft dealer. An authorized MasterCraft dealer is equipped with the special tools necessary to
disassemble and service the fuel capsule and associated parts. Replacement parts must meet
OEM requirements as specified by MasterCraft.
The fuel line in the boat’s bilge area that goes from the tank to the engine is a special
multi-layer armored line that is covered with a special material known as a fire sleeve. The
fire sleeve affords protection to the fuel line in the unlikely event of a boat fire. The sleeve
is colored orange for easy identification of the fuel line.
During refueling you should reasonably expect to not have any fuel spitback or wellback when using an automatic shut-off fuel pump nozzle. All
land-based gas stations are required to use these; some marinas may not. Therefore, we recommend that you never leave the fuel fill unattended
when gassing up.
A limited number of MasterCraft boat models are equipped with a different type of fuel fill cap from traditional caps. As shown below, these caps
are hinged, and they snap open or closed to seal with an audible click. This is important for the system on these boat to operate correctly.
MasterCraft recommends daily inspection of the bilge for foreign materials and the possibility of gas or oil leakage detection. As part of your
daily inspection, include a visual check of the orange fire-sleeved fuel line. If you see damage to the sleeve or line or in any way suspect damage or
fuel leakage, DO NOT START THE BOAT! Immediately call an authorized MasterCraft servicing dealer and let him or her assess the situation. Even if
the outing is canceled, leaking fuel can cause serious damage to the environment and may be a potentially hazardous situation for people and property in the area. Therefore, it is critical to attend to any indication
that there is fuel line damage or fuel leakage as soon as possible.
Using Care
When Fueling
Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive
under certain conditions. Always stop the engine and
never smoke or allow open flames or sparks within fifty
(50) feet of the fueling area when fueling.
Take care not to spill gasoline. If gasoline is spilled accidentally, wipe up all traces of it with dry rags immediately and dispose of properly on shore.
Gasoline is explosive. If a gasoline odor is present or
gasoline is visually observed in the bilge area during inspection, DO NOT START YOUR ENGINE! Remove
the ignition key from the ignition switch and call an authorized MasterCraft dealer for service.
Allowing the fuel level in the fuel tank to fall below onequarter of a tank full may affect the reliability of the
fuel pump or result in damage to the fuel pump, which
is not covered under warranty.
ILMOR MARINE Engines
What Type of Gasoline To Use
The ILMOR MV8 engine (5.7, 6.0 and 6.2L) requires a minimum of 87 octane fuel. The octane number is based on the pump octane number, which is
(R + M)/2, where R is the research octane number and M is the motored octane
number.
For better performance, 93 octane fuel is recommended.
Fuels other than specified will negatively alter performance, emissions
and could damage the engine. Use of lower octane fuels will cause spark knock
(pinging). Continued heavy spark knock can cause severe engine damage. The
engines have knock detection systems that offer the best engine performance
by controlling knock through precise ignition timing. The higher octane fuel
will cause less knock for the ignition system to process and adjust for.
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Poor quality or old fuels can cause problems such
as loss of performance, rough idling, hard starting
and hesitation. If the engine experiences any of these
symptoms, first try another brand of gasoline and/or
replace the old gasoline with fresh gasoline.
Many engine manufacturers believe the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) detergent levels in gasolines do not provide sufficient
deposit controls to allow for optimal engine performance. As a result, TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline
standards were created to ensure gasolines have all
the necessary additives and detergents to reduce
the build-up of deposits in an engine. ILMOR recommends purchasing fuel from a supplier that confirms
their fuel meets TOP TIER specifications. For a list of
TOP TIER retailers, check www.toptiergas.com, and
click on “Retailers.”
Damage to the engine by use of low-quality gasoline
or gasoline with an octane rating below the minimum level listed for ILMOR MV8 engines will void
the warranty on the engine.
Using Oxygenated Fuels or Fuels with Alcohol
E-85 fuels are not to be used! Use of this fuel may cause engine performance to suffer and may damage vital fuel system components.
Fuel that is no more than 15 percent MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) may be used in the MV8 engine. MTBE is an oxygenate and octane
booster. MTBE is used in fuels to meet government mandates. However, because of environmental concerns MTBE is being phased out and replaced
with ethanol or methanol.
Leaded fuels may NOT be used in the MV8 engine. Also DO NOT use E15 fuel.
Gasoline containing levels higher than 10 percent ethanol or methanol is NOT TO BE USED in the MV8 engine. This is primarily due to the fact
that the alcohol in the fuel absorbs water. Water in the fuel can cause corrosion and extensive damage in the fuel system. If the presence of alcohol
in the gasoline is unknown, frequent inspections of the fuel system are required.
When the Boat Is Not Used
for a While
ILMOR recommends the use of Sta-Bil® fuel stabilizer if the
boat consumes less than a tank of fuel every couple of weeks. Today’s fuels are more susceptible to degradation, and the use of a
quality stabilizer helps ensure fewer problems if the boat is used
only on a limited basis.
If the boat has not been run for more than thirty (30) days and
fuel remains in the tank—even stabilized fuel—the engine may run
with reduced performance until the existing fuel has been used.
The manufacturer will not pay for repairs to components that are
damaged from poor quality fuel as this is not covered under the
engine warranty.
Fuels Outside the United States
and Canada
If the boat is operated outside the United States or Canada, it may
be more difficult to obtain lead-free fuel. As the engine components are
manufactured to function properly only with unleaded gasoline, it may be
necessary to search for refined unleaded gasoline.
Extended storage with fuel in the system can affect fuel stability
and may require system inspection and fuel filter replacement
when the boat returns to service.
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The following checks and services are essential to safe boating and must be
performed. Get in the habit of performing these checks in the same order each
outing so that it becomes routine.
Safety Checks
and Services
DO NOT launch or operate the boat if any problem is found during the
Safety Check. A problem could lead to an accident during the outing,
resulting in death or serious injury. Any and all problems should receive attention immediately. See your authorized MasterCraft dealer’s
service department for assistance.
Before Each Operation
These tasks are best accomplished before the boat
is launched.
• Follow all engine and drive train pre-operation
maintenance and safety checks as outlined in the
engine owner’s manual provided.
• Check the weather report, wind and water conditions.
• Check for recommended on-board tools and
parts.
• Check that all drain plugs are installed properly,
including bilge and rear drain.
• Check the propeller and shaft for damage.
• Check that there is an adequate supply of fuel.
• Check that the steering system operates properly.
• Check that required safety equipment is on board.
• Check that the windshield and extrusions do
not show any damage.
When boating, avoid using the windshield
as an aid for balance or getting out of a
seat. This causes undue stress to the window frame and could damage it, which may
not be covered under warranty.
During Operation
• Check that the fire extinguisher is fully charged.
• Check that no fuel, oil or water is leaking or has
leaked into the bilge compartment.
• Check all hoses and connections for leakage or
damage.
• Check that everything is secure, tower and mirror knobs are tightened, all latches and brackets
are secure, and anything that might move around
in the cockpit during operation has been stowed.
Even soft objects can cause injury when underway. Under normal operations, there will be some
vibration, and this may loosen hardware over
time.
• Check that all required Scheduled Maintenance
Checks and Services (see following sections) were
performed.
• Check gauges frequently for operating conditions.
• Pay attention that controls operate smoothly.
• Note any excessive vibration.
After Operation
• Check for fluid leaks.
• In boats equipped with a ballast system, drain water from the ballast system before
placing the boat on the trailer. If the boat has ballast-pumping assistance to remove
water from the ballast system, note that the engine must be running at least 1500 RPM
during the pumping process (for both fill and empty operations). This will necessitate
draining water prior to ceasing operation of the boat and loading on the trailer. More
information regarding ballast systems appears in various sections of this Owner’s
Manual.
• Check the fins (where equipped), propeller, rudder and shaft for damage after removing the
boat from the water.
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The first fifty (50) hours of operation are the most important for the boat. Proper break-in will ensure maximum performance and the longest possible power-train life. The break-in period allows moving parts within the engine and transmission to wear-in properly. All MasterCraft boats are
lake-tested on the water before leaving the factory, but the break-in must continue for the first fifty (50) hours of your ownership.
To ensure proper break-in and
lubrication, boat owners should
not remove the factory break-in
oil until after the initial ten (10)
hours of operation and before
twenty-five (25) hours. At that
time, an oil change should be performed on the Ilmor engines by
an authorized Ilmor/MasterCraft
dealer.
Failure to follow the break-in procedure exactly as stated will void the
engine warranty!
NOTE: Before operating the boat
for the first time you must read the engine manufacturer’s manual completely
in addition to this Manual!
Please follow the break-in procedure
carefully. Close attention to the following
is very important:
• Maintain the proper oil level. Until
the piston rings, cylinder and other
working internal parts are thoroughly
seated, oil consumption can be high
and must be carefully watched. (This
continues to be important after breakin, as well).
• Pay close attention to the gauges. It
is important to stop the engine immediately if the gauges indicate a problem. Low oil pressure and overheating
are serious issues and require immediate attention.
• Abnormal vibration or noises. These
symptoms can precede trouble and
should not be ignored. Occasionally,
hardware may work loose, mountings
may need to be tightened or the driveline may require attention.
• Fuel, oil or water leaks. Leaks can
pose a serious safety threat. If one occurs, it is most likely to do so after a
few hours of operation.
• Vary the engine speed. Never run the
engine for more than three (3) minutes at any constant RPM during the
break-in period. Doing this will assist
in the proper break-in of rings and
bearings.
• Plane the boat quickly. Operating the boat at low speeds places an
excessive load on the engine. Plane
quickly, then back down to a slower
speed.
New Boat
Break-In
First Hours of Operation
Each engine manufacturer has detailed and specific requirements for proper engine break-in.
That information is found in the engine manual supplied, and must be followed exactly as indicated.
Failure to do so could cause engine damage and/or failure that is not covered under warranty.
After Break-In
Once the break-in period is over, the boat may be operated continuously at any speed, but not
beyond the maximum indicated in the engine manual.
The engines are equipped with rev-limiters which will cause a fluttering sound when reached. If
the boat has the correct propeller set-up, operators should never reach the limiter, but if that happens,
it is a signal that you should reduce the throttle and check with an authorized MasterCraft dealer to
determine the cause.
Always remember that during normal operation you should allow the engine to warm up gradually. Be sure the engine is warm before accelerating. Pay careful attention to the gauges. Also, check
the oil level frequently during the first fifty (50) hours of operation since the piston rings and cylinders
require that much time to seat properly.
See the Scheduled Maintenance Checks and Services section for more details.
Failure to follow the engine oil recommendations listed in the engine manual can cause additional engine wear and increase the possibility of engine component failure. Damage to the
engine due to incorrect oil usage can be costly to repair, and is not covered by the warranty!
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NOTE: If you are operating this boat for the first time, you must follow the engine and drive train break-in procedures as described in the
previous section and the engine manual. Failure to follow these procedures may result in serious damage and may void any warranties!
Before Starting
Familiarize yourself with the controls and indicators used on this MasterCraft boat. Perform all
Safety Checks and Services as described earlier. Also perform all Scheduled Maintenance Checks and
Services.
Starting
and Basic
Operation
Step 1: Lift the engine cover and inspect the bilge and engine compartment for any fluid/vapor leakage. MasterCraft recommends lifting the engine compartment cover for inspection before
each use.
Step 2: Check the hull drain plugs. Make sure they are installed and secure.
Step 3: Operate the bilge blower for at least four (4) minutes. Leave the bilge blower ON through the
starting process and until the boat has planed.
To prevent a possible explosion, operate the blower for at least four (4) minutes before starting the engine and always when at idle or slow-running speed. Explosive gasoline and/or
battery fumes may be present in the engine compartment. Failure to do so may result in
serious injury or death!
Before starting the engine, open the engine compartment and check for gasoline fumes, fuel
and oil leaks or the presence of fuel or oil in the bilge.
NOTE: Always start the engine with the control lever in the neutral position or with the shift disengaged. Your boat is equipped with a neutral-start safety switch that will not allow the engine to be
started when in gear.
Starting the Engine
Step 1: Attach the emergency engine safety switch tether (lanyard) to an article of
your clothing and to the switch.
Step 2: For normal starting, leave the throttle lever in neutral. The electronic controls
will meter the correct fuel and air automatically.
be no apparent leaks under pressure. Re-engage the
control lever after warm-up by returning the lever to
neutral and pushing the throttle button back into the
engage position.
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•
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•
Below left: ignition for ProStar 190, 197, X-7, X-1.
Below right: ignition for all other models.
To start a ProStar 190, 197, X-7 or X-1, following these steps:
Insert the key in the ignition key slot. The key will be in one of four (4) positions:
OFF
Accessory (including running the stereo without the engine running)
ON (engine is running)
Start (turn the key to engage the engine starter, then release to allow the key to
automatically return to the ON position)
Never leave the ignition switch in the ON position without the engine running, as
this will cause the battery to discharge.
All other models will have a removable ignition key. Its purpose is for safety and
security. The key should be inserted prior to starting an outing, and removed at the
conclusion. This is intended to prevent theft or unapproved use of the boat.
The process for starting the boat is:
• Insert the key and turn. This turns ON the electrical system and prompts the
battery(ies) to provide power.
• Momentarily press the ENGINE START-STOP button immediately above the
key. Note: While the engine is warming up, check to see that all lights and gauges
operate properly. Check that the steering system operates freely. There should
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Shifting Gears
When shifting gears, always move the control lever smoothly and
quickly into gear. Do not hesitate. Slow gear engagement could damage
the shifting mechanism in the transmission.
NOTE: When shifting from forward to reverse or reverse to forward, be sure to stop the control lever in the neutral position and allow
the engine to fall between 600-800 RPM before completing the shift.
With the exception of the 280V/ X-80, a one-hand, single-lever control operates as both a gear shifter and a throttle. The lever automatically
locks in the neutral position (straight up and down) for safety. The lever
can be moved from neutral only by raising the lifter under the ball knob.
Shifting is accomplished by moving the lever forward or backward. Center (straight up) is neutral. Moving the lever forward engages the running
gear; moving it back from center puts the drive train into reverse.
Never attempt to shift without the engine running!
During regular warm-up of the engine, it is possible to temporarily
increase the engine RPMs without moving the boat. To accomplish this,
push in the button located at the bottom of the shift/throttle lever with
one hand and pull up the “umbrella” (aluminum surround below the top
of the knob). Move the lever to desired position and then simultaneously
release the button and umbrella. The engine will run with increased RPMs
and can be increased or decreased by moving the lever. Returning the
handle to the neutral position (as shown in illustration above) will bring
the system back to neutral and reduce the engine RPMs to pre-set levels.
This function should be done sparingly. Over-revving the engine for any
extended period can cause undue wear and tear on the engine. Avoid advancing to wide-open-throttle and holding the RPMs at that level.
In the 280V and X-80 the boat is equipped with a four-lever control.
The port side lever closest to the driver is the port engine shifter, which allows the boat to move forward when shifted forward, and backward when
shifted aft. The next lever is the starboard engine shifter and performs the
same function. If both engines are running and the boat is moving, the
shifters should be shifted together and in the same direction.
The next middle lever is the port engine throttle, which allows the boat
to feed fuel into the engine and operate in motion. Pushing forward on it
will signal the system that fuel should be sent to the port engine. The engines can be run at different levels of throttle. However, it requires more
practice and skill in order to avoid potential damage to the boat. See
Engine Synchronizing Switch in this section of the Owner’s Manual
for more details.
Underway
If the oil pressure gauge indicates low or no oil pressure, immediately
stop the boat as outlined below and check the oil level. If the temperature
gauge indicates overheating, stop the boat when it is safe to do so as outlined below and check the raw water system for blockage. DO NOT operate
the boat until the cause for the warning has been found and corrected.
Continued operation after the warning light has illuminated
may cause severe engine damage. This will void your warranty.
Stopping
Step 1:
Slowly bring the control lever to the neutral position. If the boat
has been driven for a long period of time or at high speed, allow
the engine a 2-3 minute cool-down period at low idle (600-800
RPM).
Step 2: Turn the ignition key to the OFF position (ProStar 190, 197, X-7,
X-1) to stop the engine or press the ENGINE START-STOP button (all other models).
Step 3: If any problems were encountered during operation, have the
boat inspected by an authorized MasterCraft dealer. Request
any necessary repairs before resuming operation of the boat.
Step 4: At the conclusion of the outing, turn the key off and remove
from the key slot. Doing so will ensure that you have turned OFF
the electrical system, and prevent others from starting or running the boat.
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Operational
Hints
MasterCraft urges all who will be operating the boat to seek certified instruction from the local boating authorities. This section is designed to present the most basic operational principles.
It is NOT intended to cover all conditions encountered during operation. Therefore, the principles
presented in this Owner’s Manual are limited to the facts related directly to the operation of the
boat, while the responsibility for the proper application of these principles belongs with the boat
owner and/or operator.
Adding additional aftermarket ballast to a MasterCraft boat is not recommended,
and can result in impaired visibility, diminished handling characteristics and instability when operating your boat, and may result in potential structural and/or engine
damage to the boat, which damage will not be covered by your warranty.
Loading
Never overload the boat. The maximum weight
capacity as listed on the certification plate includes all
items added to the boat (including persons and gear).
Proper distribution of weight is critical to boat performance. Allocate the load as evenly as possible.
The maximum weight capacity includes filled, factoryinstalled ballast tanks and/or ballast bags, added by
the customer.
The maximum weight capacity is calculated
with full factory installed fuel and ballast tanks. The
weight of occupants, gear and water in any ballast
bags added by the customer reduces the capacity of
the boat. Failure to adhere to the total maximum
capacity may result in too much strain on the drive
train or may sink the boat. This is not covered under warranty! See the Common Sense Approach
section of this Owner’s Manual regarding weight.
Information regarding the maximum number
of people and/or additional weight to the boat
is included in the Guide to Individual Models
section of this Manual. It is the boat operator’s
responsibility to ensure that the boat is never
overloaded. Too much additional weight may
cause the boat to overturn or sink, which can
result in serious bodily injury or death.
Emergencies
Know how to use and spot distress signals, and to
offer assistance if possible. Remember, you may need
assistance some day.
Courtesy
Always respect the rights of others on the water.
Keep wide when passing, slow down in crowded areas,
be alert and be aware of your wake and wash.
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First Time Operation
When taking to the water for the first time, you must keep in mind a few general
guidelines:
• Practice makes perfect! Start in calm water with no wind or current and plenty of
room until you get the feel for the boat and its controls.
• Proceed slowly! Give yourself time to think, react and maneuver.
• Recognize outside forces! Check the wind direction and velocity, as well as water
currents and waves.
• Have a crew on hand! Have friends or family ready with fenders, lines and a boat
hook to assist you when docking, as well as launching and loading.
• Remember that a boat is not an automobile! Boats cannot be maneuvered and
stopped like a car. Boats steer from the stern (rear) and have no brakes.
Basic Maneuvering
Steering response is dependent upon three (3) factors: rudder position, motion and
throttle. While high-speed maneuvering is relatively easy and takes little practice, slowspeed maneuvering is far more difficult and requires time and practice to master.
With both steering and propulsion at the rear of the boat, the initiation of a turn pushes
the stern of the boat away from the direction of the turn. The stern follows a larger turning circle than the bow. This is especially important to remember when making maneuvers within close quarters.
While the effects of unequal propeller thrust (torque steering), wind, and current
may not always be present, a practiced driver will use them to his/her advantage.
Unequal thrust is a phenomenon shared by all single-engine, propeller-driven boats.
With the rudder in the straight-ahead position, a counterclockwise rotation propeller
tends to cause the boat to drive to port when going forward, and to starboard when going backward.
At high speed, there is compensation for this effect, and it is virtually non-existent.
But, at slow speed—and especially during backing—the effect can be very pronounced.
This is the main reason that most experienced drivers approach with the dock to the
starboard of the boat.
Stopping—or checking headway—is a technique that must be mastered. With no
brakes, reverse must be used to stop the boat. The momentum of the boat will vary according to the load. Make it a practice to slow to no-wake speed before shifting into
reverse.
When practicing maneuvering techniques, always do so in open water that is free
of traffic. Adequate practice may make the difference between a pleasurable boating
experience or a potentially damaging (at the very least, embarrassing) one.
High Speed Operation
MasterCraft boats are designed to be a high-performance boat. Professional drivers with advanced operating skills perform high-speed maneuvers and turns ona-dime. DO NOT attempt to duplicate or simulate these
feats. Paid, professional drivers log thousands of hours
on the water and carefully choreograph every move.
Plans are made in advance in the event the routine must
be aborted. Maneuvers of this nature could cause serious
injury or death, as well as damage to your MasterCraft
boat that will not be covered under warranty.
Boat operators should never attempt to duplicate operational skills of professional drivers.
When such maneuvers fail, it can result in serious injury or death.
For the best engine performance and longevity, the
wide-open-throttle (WOT) engine operation must be
near the top of, but within, the specified WOT operating
range. To adjust the WOT operating range, select a propeller with the proper diameter and pitch. The propeller supplied on the boat was chosen for best all-around
performance under average operating conditions.
Load, weather, altitude and boat condition all affect
WOT engine operation. If the boat is used for several different applications such as wakeboarding, barefooting
and cruising, it may be necessary to have two (2) or more
propellers of differing size and pitch to allow the engine to
operate in the WOT range for each application.
Propping the boat should be done after the boat
is loaded in the manner in which it would normally be
loaded for each application. For example, in propping
the boat for wakeboarding, fill the ballast tanks and add
the people and gear that normally would be expected
in the boat. Take the boat out and after warm-up, run
it at wide-open-throttle and note the maximum RPM.
EFI engines are equipped with RPM limiters to prevent
over-revving. Take note if the RPM limiter is activated.
If the WOT RPM is higher than the maximum RPM
in your engine’s WOT operating range, the boat is under-propped. Installing a higher-pitched propeller will
reduce the WOT RPMs. An engine that is over-revving
may quickly experience catastrophic damage, which
will not be covered under warranty.
If the WOT RPM is lower than the minimum RPM
in your engine’s WOT operating range, the boat is overpropped. Installing a lower-pitched propeller will increase WOT RPMs.
An engine that is under-revving is “lugging.” This
places a tremendous load on the pistons, crankshaft
and bearings and can cause detonation, piston seizure
and other engine damage, which will not be covered
under warranty.
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Unusual Operating Conditions
Engines should always be operated within
engine manufacturer guidelines. Failure
to do so may cause significant damage to
the engine and drive train and is not covered under warranty!
Elevation and weather also have a very noticeable effect on the wide-open-throttle power of
an engine. Since oxygen gets thinner as elevation
increases, the engine begins to starve for air. Humidity, barometric pressure and temperature have
a noticeable effect on the density of air since heat
and humidity thin the air.
This phenomenon can become particularly
apparent when an engine is propped for use on a
cool, dry day in spring and then is operated on a
hot, humid day in summer, and does not have the
same performance. Although some performance
can be regained by dropping to a lower-pitch propeller, the basic condition still exists. The propeller
is too large in diameter for the reduced power output. An experienced marine dealer can determine
how much diameter to remove from a lower-pitch
propeller for specific high-elevation locations.
MasterCraft’s engine manufacturers suggest that consumers consult with the dealer from
whom the boat was purchased regarding the best
propeller for the application in which the boat will
primarily be run. However, be aware that changing the propeller may void the warranty. Again,
working with an authorized MasterCraft dealer is
your best bet to ensure excellent performance.
If the body of water is unknown, talk to local boaters about the type of obstacles that
may be encountered beneath the water’s surface. Rocks, tree stumps and sandbars are
all dangerous and damaging. Be especially wary of rivers and man-made lakes. Rapidly
changing conditions can cause daily changes in underwater hazards.
Stay well clear of floating debris. What looks to be a small branch in the water may well
turn out to be an entire tree.
When traveling through weedy areas, keep an eye on the engine temperature gauge.
Weeds caught up and blocking the water flow through the raw water intake or transmission cooler will cause trouble. Also, after leaving the weedy area, shift to neutral for a few
seconds and then to reverse for a few seconds to unwind any weeds that may have wrapped
around the propeller.
Docking and Tie-Up
Approach the dock slowly, with the starboard side of the boat if possible. The natural
tendency to torque steer with the rotation of the propeller at slow speeds makes docking easier on that side. Also, use wind and current to your advantage when docking.
Before tying up the boat, be sure to use enough dock bumpers to protect the boat from
damage. If possible, tie-up with the bow toward the waves. Use good quality double-braided nylon line. Tie-up only to the cleats or tie-down eyes. Never use the handrails or ski pylon.
If the boat is to be moored for a long period of time, use chafing protectors to protect
the gel coat finish. Leave a little slack in the lines, allowing for some wave movement or tidal
action where applicable.
If the boat is to be kept in or near water for the season, consider the purchase of a boat
lift and bottom paint for the hull. These lifts prevent the build-up of marine growth on the
hull as well as protecting the boat from damage typical of on-water storage, such as blistering. Make sure the boat lift supports the hull correctly. See the next section, Lifting the Boat.
NOTE: On boats that are equipped with the engine synchronizing switch (models
with two engines), this switch should be disengaged during docking or when loading
and unloading the boat from a trailer. These maneuvers require a sensitive touch and
control that may not be realized when the switch is engaged.
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Care and Maintenance
When the boat is hoisted from the water, proper use of the stern eyes or a sling system is required for
all MasterCraft models. Though stern eyes are designed to lift a boat from the water, care must be taken to
ensure you do not damage your boat. A spreader bar used at the stern, will help ensure that the load at the
stern eyes is vertical. A strap placed between stern eyes, and then lifted from the mid-point, is not the recommended method, and will put substantial additional stress on the stern eye mounting location.
Lifting
the Boat
DO NOT use the ski pylon or any portion of any tower for lifting. They are NOT designed to be
used as a central lifting point. Also, DO NOT use the stern ski tow as a lifting ring. The deck may be
damaged. See the Storage Cradle sub-section of this section. Also never lift a boat with water in the
bilge or containing a water-filled device such as a ballast system or sack. The extra stress will put an
excessive load on the hull and lifting equipment that may seriously damage the boat. Such damage
may not be covered by the warranty.
Storage Cradle
Using Lifting Eyes
An overhead hoist with an appropriate rating capacity should be used to lift your boat.
Cables should be properly rated for each model. Each cable should be rated at or above the
full weight of the model to be lifted. When lifting, keep the bow slightly higher than the stern
to prevent any possibility of water running into
the engine exhaust manifold.
If a storage cradle is used, the hull must be properly supported to prevent load damage.
This can occur with as little as fifteen (15) pounds per square inch of pressure. DO NOT support the boat by resting the hull on the keel (the central fore-and-aft structural member in the
bottom of the boat’s hull, extending from the bow to the stern). Vertical supports must extend from the chine (the angular intersection of the bottom and sides of the boat) to the keel
with no gaps between the hull and cradle supports. A total support area of at least 250 square
inches is required for proper support of boats under 25’ and 500 square inches for boats over
25’. Protect all items extending from the hull (i.e., the rudder, propeller, fins, etc.) to prevent
them from resting on the cradle or the ground. DO NOT apply any load stress to the propeller,
shaft, rudder, swim platform, water intake grate or other protruding items.
Using Lifting Slings
An overhead hoist with an appropriate racing capacity should be used. Slings must be six
(6) inches wide by twenty (20) feet long and
each sling should have a minimum capacity rating that is equivalent to the weight of the model
that is to be lifted. Use an eight-foot spreader
bar on each sling to prevent damaging side
pressure to the deck or gunwale molding.
Lifting slings must never contact
shafts, struts or hardware protruding
from the hull. Damage may result that
would void the warranty.
When the boat is out of the water, it
is important to support the hull correctly to avoid any hull damage. Such
damage may void the warranty.
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NOTE: DAMAGE DUE TO CORROSION IS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY!
Galvanic Corrosion
Galvanic corrosion (electrolysis) to the boat is the decomposition of metal due
to the effects of electrolytic action. When two (2) dissimilar metals are immersed in a
conductive fluid (e.g., salt water), an electric current is produced, much like the action
of a battery. As the current flows, it takes with it tiny bits of the softer metal. If left
unchecked, severe damage may occur over time.
If the boat is operated in salt, polluted or brackish waters, even temporarily, the
boat should be equipped with a transom-mounted zinc anode to prevent damage to
those metal parts coming in contact with the water.
The zinc is, by design, self-sacrificing. It is slowly eroded away by electrolytic
action and requires periodic inspection for deterioration. When the zinc has eroded
to approximately one-half (1/2) of its original size, it must be replaced to continue
protection, or damage to other metal parts may result.
MasterCraft Saltwater Series boats come equipped with the zinc anode. For
fresh water boats that may be operated in polluted or brackish water, an authorized
MasterCraft dealer can provide guidance in securing and installing a zinc anode for
protection.
Salt Water Corrosion
The boat has been designed for operation in fresh water unless it is a model in
the MasterCraft Saltwater Series. If operating a fresh-water model temporarily in
salt, polluted or brackish water, thoroughly flush the boat with fresh water as soon
as possible afterward. The entire engine cooling system should be flushed with
fresh water for at least ten (10) minutes after each use in such waters.
Boats operated continuously in salt water should be equipped with the closed
cooling system to preserve engine life.
Marine Growth
If accelerated marine growth is a problem in
the area in which the boat will generally be
operated, an anti-fouling bottom paint may
be necessary to slow growth while protecting
the gel coat.
Before selecting a bottom paint, talk with
other boaters and an authorized MasterCraft
dealer’s service department to determine the
product that works best in the area. Many local variables may also affect the selection of
paint. Be sure to follow the paint manufacturer’s directions exactly.
Be sure all fasteners used are approved and rated for marine use.
Most fasteners used on MasterCraft
boats are stainless steel or specially
coated to resist corrosion.
Corrosion
Prevention
Stainless Steel and Chrome
Stainless steel and chrome-plated parts are not totally resistant to corrosion. Occasional cleaning
and polishing with a marine chrome-and-stainless polish will maintain and extend the life of these
parts. In salt water areas, it is imperative that you thoroughly rinse all hardware with fresh water and
apply a light coating of protective oil to enhance the appearance after each use.
Exposure to salt water will cause corrosion leading to significant damage to stainless
steel and chrome parts. Failure to thoroughly rinse salt water from all hardware, and
to apply protective oil after each exposure to salt water, will accelerate the corrosion of
hardware and will void your warranty.
Use of improper parts may cause
component or engine failure. Such
failure may result in death or serious
injury!
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Hull
Periodic cleaning is the best way to keep your boat looking like new. Regular
washing and waxing keep dirt and build-up from deteriorating the finish. If you
keep your boat in showroom-new condition then your personal satisfaction will
be higher and the resale value of your boat will be greater.
The boat is made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic resin material that is easy
to clean and care for. Several layers of resin material are chemically bonded together to form the hull. The smooth outside surface of the hull is a layer of gel
coat resin. The gel coat is a solid color that is only a few millimeters thick.
Beneath the gel coat surface is a series of layers of chemical resin, fiberglass
mat and woven roving. It is these layers that give the boat its strength and maintain the hull shape. The boat bottom also uses special core-mat material for its
strength-to-weight and superior marine performance.
Even though MasterCraft has carefully crafted boats from resilient materials,
it is still the responsibility of the boat owner to perform regular and routine cleaning maintenance to ensure that the boat exterior, interior and components retain
both their appearance and strength.
When washing the boat, use a mild detergent,
such as Dawn or Ivory dish soap, or similar commercially-produced detergent, and warm water solution.
DO NOT use abrasive cleaners, solvents, ammonia
or chlorine, as these will damage the gel coat surface. Under extreme conditions, special cleaners
may be used to remove marine growth from the hull.
(See an authorized MasterCraft service department
for further instructions.)
Cleaning
the Boat
Carpet
Occasionally washing with mild detergent and warm water or household carpet cleaners will help keep the carpet clean. Thoroughly hose
the detergent out of the carpet and into the bilge. (This is a good time
to clean the bilge also.) Allow the boat to remain uncovered to air dry
for several days to prevent any mildew or odor caused by moisture.
Teak
Wood
Full teak platforms:
If shoes are worn when walking on the teak, they should be proper
boating shoes. Black-soled shoes are likely to scuff the surface, resulting
in marks that may be difficult to remove or even leave permanent marks
that are not covered under warranty.
Regular cleaning and oiling of teak wood will maintain its original appearance. Unprotected wood will turn gray and could split or separate.
If this happens it may void the warranty.
New teak platforms have been sealed and finished with an oil-based,
wood preservative by the manufacturer. Platforms will keep the new look and last for many, many years if properly maintained. For best results reoil the platform and allow it to dry before the first use. If the boat spends a lot of long weekends on the lake with the swim platform in the water or
if the platform sits uncovered in the sun, it should be oiled one or two times a month during the first season; then as needed after that. The platform
should be covered when not in use or when stored for the winter.
Many products such as boiled linseed oil, tongue oil, teak oil and other outdoor wood preservatives can be found at marinas, paint stores or home
improvement stores. Some oils such as linseed oil should be thinned with a thinner like mineral spirits before use. (70 percent oil-30 percent thinner.)
When oiling a platform, apply a coat of oil with a wet cloth, work into the seams, end grain and edges. Allow the oil to set approximately 15 minutes
and then wipe off the excess oil with a dry cloth. Do not let the oil dry on the platform in the sun. Excess oil should be removed with a dry cloth.
Teak inlay platforms:
Wear proper boating shoes. Avoid black-soled shoes as they are likely to scuff the surface, resulting in marks that may be difficult to remove or even leave
permanent marks that are not covered under warranty.
The teak inlay platforms feature a specially developed synthetic surface that is durable and long-lasting, provided proper care is given to the inlay
surface. This maintenance is different from the full teak platform care.
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For the inlay, note:
• Inlays do not require oiling or special sealants.
• Inlays can be maintained by pressure washing.
• Do NOT place hot metals of any kind on the inlay surface. This will create a permanent mark.
• Do NOT use acetone to clean the inlay (or fiberglass surround).
• Do NOT use oil, bleach, varnish, paint or lacquer.
• Do NOT use a power sander.
Most spills will brush away with soap and water, using a bristled brush and
boat deck cleaner. After cleaning, rinse with water and allow to air dry. Sanded
areas will appear lighter after sanding and will blend in with the surrounding
areas within a day or two. If a chemical stain is allowed to dry and soap and water do not remove it, the surface can be lightly sanded with 60-grit sandpaper.
Sand the stain in the same direction as the black caulk seams. Sanded areas will
appear lighter after sanding and will blend in with the surrounding areas within
a day or two.
If bleach is used on areas surrounding the teak inlay deck, first spray the
surface with water to dilute any bleach that may run onto the deck surface. After
cleaning the other area(s) with bleach, re-spray both the bleached surfaces and
the teak surfaces to rinse away any bleach residue. Note that bleach should
never be applied directly to the teak!
Fiberglass Swim Platform
The fiberglass swim platform requires the same kind of regular—and gentle—
cleaning that the rest of the boat needs. After cleaning off any environmental debris,
wash with mild soap and warm water. Avoid the use of ArmorAll or similar types of
rubber-shine products as these will speed the decay of the rubber rather than protecting it.
Windshield
In cleaning tempered glass windshields, the normal glass cleaners (from spray bottles or aerosol cans)
work best. While the glass is very strong, it can be
scratched if anything abrasive is used. Harsh chemicals or solvents should be avoided because they may
affect the vinyl gaskets or powder-coated finish on the
extrusions.
More care should be taken when cleaning the clear
Eisenglass curtains, which are an option on some boat
models. Eisenglass curtains are usually made with
clear vinyl sheeting, which is much softer and more
prone to scratching and hazing than the windshield
glass is, only soft cloths and mild detergents should be
used.
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Canvas Covers
The material used in constructing Bimini tops
and boat covers is made from 100 percent solution-dyed polyester fiber with a urethane coating
to provide excellent water repellency and mildew
resistance. This design allows the material to be
easily maintained. By following a few simple care
and cleaning steps, the fabric will continue to
look good and maintain its fine qualities for seasons to come.
Important Background Information
Because the fabrics are woven, they are
breathable. It’s also important to know that these
fabrics are treated with a fluorocarbon finish,
which enhances water repellency. This finish requires replenishment after vigorous cleaning.
Polyester fabric will not support the growth
of mildew. Mold and mildew need something on
which to grow and polyester fabric is not a desirable substance for such growth. Dirt or dust on
the fabric, however, is a perfect source for mildew
growth, which makes regular cleaning of the fabric
important.
There is no set time for when the fabric
should be cleaned, and the local environment has
a great deal to do with determining cleaning frequency. Cleaning is required less frequently in a dry environment than in a humid
one where heavy foliage exists.
The material has an applied finish that deters mold and mildew growth, but it
does not make it mold-proof. Keeping the fabric free of dirt and foreign substances
is important in deterring mold growth.
Cleaning
One of the best ways to keep the material looking fresh and new, and to delay the need for deep or vigorous cleaning, is to hose off fabrics with clear water
on at least a monthly basis with clear water. This practice will help prevent dirt
from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric, and it will eliminate the need for
more frequent and more vigorous cleanings.
In most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed approximately
every two (2) years.
The fabric can be cleaned while still in the boat. When cleaning, it is important to observe the following:
• Always use a natural soap—never detergent.
• Water should be cold to lukewarm, but never more than 100 degrees.
• Air dry only. Never apply heat to the fabric.
Begin by brushing off loose dirt, and then hose down the material. Prepare a
cleaning mixture of water and a mild, natural soap that is free of detergents. Use
a soft-bristle brush to clean, allowing the soap to soak in. Rinse thoroughly and
allow the fabric to thoroughly air dry.
If stubborn stains persist, you can use a diluted chlorine bleach/soap mixture
for spot cleaning of mildew, roof run-off and other similar stains. Please keep
in mind that chlorine bleach will not change the color of the fabric, but chlorine
bleach will eventually break down the fiber of any fabric. Therefore, this cleaning
method should be used as infrequently as possible.
The cleaning mixture should be mixed as follows:
• Four ounces (one-half cup) of chlorine bleach.
• Two ounces (one-fourth cup) of natural soap.
• One gallon of water.
Clean with a soft-bristle brush and allow the mixture to
soak no longer than twenty (20) minutes. Rinse thoroughly
and allow to completely air dry. Repeat if necessary.
If the top or boat cover is suitable in size for a washing
machine, these steps should be followed:
• Use only natural soaps—no detergent.
• Wash and rinse in cold water.
• Air dry. (Never put the fabric in a dryer.)
As part of the finishing process, the material has been
treated with a fluorocarbon finish, which enhances water repellency. This finish is designed to last for several years, but it
must be replenished after a thorough cleaning. Based on test
results, the manufacturer recommends 303 High Tech Fabric
Guard™ as the preferred re-treatment product.
After cleaning and air drying, apply 303 in a thin, even coat.
When it has dried, apply a second thin, even coat. These two
(2) light coatings are more effective in restoring fabric water
resistance than a single heavy coating. Keep in mind that 303
High Tech Fabric Guard™ will work only as well as it is applied.
This means that the fabric must be free of dirt and detergents
or the Fabric Guard will wash away with the dirt particles.
Fabrics should be retreated after thorough cleaning or after
five (5) years of use.
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Enclosed Head
An option on some models is the enclosed, portable head. This
convenience should be emptied on-shore within an acceptable
holding tank, septic system or sewer. It should never be emptied
within the boating body of water or on-shore, except in an approved receptacle!
The head should be cleaned after each outing. After thoroughly
cleaning with a mild detergent, add a neutralizing chemical made
especially for portable heads, such as that found in RV centers. The
neutralizing chemical will help deal with potential odors that might
otherwise be foul.
Slick Boot
The optional Slick Boot should periodically be dismantled, cleaned and
the wand thoroughly rinsed. The Slick Boot material can sometimes become
gelled, particularly in colder weather.
Upholstery
While the vinyl is made to withstand the elements, it is important to care for
vinyl by keeping it clean at all times. Many substances may stain the vinyl if
left untreated over a period of time. Remember to remove any contaminant
and clean vinyl immediately.
Regular washing with mild detergent (see attached information) and warm
water or vinyl cleaners is sufficient to keep the cushion and vinyl coverings in
good condition. Do not soak the cushion, and dry thoroughly after washing to
prevent mildew accumulations when the boat is covered. Spray the cushions
with a mildew repellent and prop them up in the boat when it is covered to
take advantage of air circulation.
MasterCraft vinyl is made to withstand the effects of sun, heat, acid rain and
soiling, under normal conditions, but this does not preclude the cleaning requirements. Please consult the following cleaning recommendations before
cleaning your upholstery.
Certain household cleaners, powdered abrasives, steel wool, and industrial cleaners may cause damage and discoloration, and are not recommended for use. Dry
cleaning fluids and lacquer solvents should not be used as they will remove the
printed pattern and gloss. Waxes are not recommended, as many contain dyes and
solvents that can permanently damage the vinyl’s protective coating.
In some instances, consumers have reported the appearance of a pink stain
on vinyl that is resistant to various cleaning methods. Although there can be
other causes for pink staining in vinyls, most pink stains are caused by dyes
produced by micro-organisms. These dyes are metabolic products of the micro-organisms, otherwise known as a form of fungi.
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It is virtually impossible for consumers to avoid these micro-organisms as they exist in the atmosphere, which are more prevalent in high-humidity areas. Rain cleanses the air, with the result being
that the micro-organisms are deposited on items such as marine vinyl.
While the vinyl is treated to resist the growth of micro-organisms (meaning the vinyl is not a food
source), the stain results from failure to properly clean and maintain the vinyl. This means that after
use, the upholstery must be cleaned with a soft brush and warm soapy water, followed by a thorough
rinse with clean water.
This situation is worsened if the boat is stored without proper ventilation or if the boat cover is put
on while the vinyl is still wet, creating a situation in which all forms of fungi (mold and mildew) thrive.
Failure to follow these instructions in the proper care of upholstery may cause your warranty to be voided!
The cleaning table presented in this section is offered only as a suggestion and as an aid in attempting
to deal with stains. We do not guarantee that the cleaning methods will work. Stains from any external
source are unlikely to be covered by warranty.
Additional Upholstery Cleaning
Information
The following information refers to the performance of the upholstery product in specific tests
conducted under laboratory conditions. Results may vary under actual conditions. This information
is not a guarantee and does not relieve the user from the responsibility of the proper and safe use
of the product and all cleaning agents. The use of certain agents can be harmful to the surface appearance and lifespan of the vinyl. The vinyl manufacturer and MasterCraft assume no responsibility
resulting from the use of such cleaning agents to the vinyl. Please check compatibility when using
this product in combination with painted or varnished surfaces.
Recommended Products
MasterCraft Vinyl Dressing
Vinyl Finish Vinyl Cleaner
Mild Dish Soap
303 High Tech Fabric Guard™
Non-Recommended Products
ArmorAll
Bleach
Baking Soda
Fantastik
Formula 409
Murphy’s Oil Soap
Simple Green
Son-of-a-Gun
Common Stains
Steps 1
2
3
General care
A
B
Dirt build-up
A
B
Ballpoint ink*B
A
Chewing gum
B
A
Coffee, tea, chocolate
B
A
GreaseC
B
A
Household soil
A
B
Ketchup
A
B
Latex paintA
B
Lipstick
C
A
B
Mildew or wet leaves*
B
A
Motor oilC
B
A
Oil-based paint
C
B
A
Permanent marker*
B
A
Spray paintB
A
Suntan lotion*
A
B
Tar/asphaltC
B
A
Yellow mustard
A
B
* Always remove stains immediately. Upholstery must be kept
CLEAN AND DRY!
A = Medium soft brush, with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry.
B = 303 Fabric and Vinyl Cleaner. Rinse and dry.
C = Wipe or scrape off excess (chill gum with ice before starting).
All cleaning methods must be followed by a thorough rinse with clean,
warm water. Failure to care for your vinyl properly, or the use of improper
cleaners may void your warranty, as well as damaging your vinyl.
Certain household cleaners, powdered abrasives, steel wool, and
solvent cleaners can cause damage and discoloration and are not recommended. Dry cleaning fluids and lacquer solvents should not be used as
they will remove printed pattern and gloss. Waxes should be used with
caution as many contain dyes or solvents that can permanently damage
the protective coating.
Do not clean with power washers as they can generate 3,500 P.S.I.
and could damage the surface of your interior. Do not use kerosene, gasoline or acetone, as they will remove the protective marine top coat. Do
not use any silicone-based protectants. They will extract the plasticizer,
leaving vinyl hard and brittle, and eventually cracking will occur.
Your satisfaction is directly related to regular care of the upholstery!
Vinyl upholstery should be covered when not in use to protect from
further sun exposure, tree debris, air pollutants and acid rain.
For storage, vinyl should be cleaned, protected, covered and stored in a
dry, well-ventilated area.
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At MasterCraft we have made every effort to produce the most environmentally friendly products available for our boat care line. We understand that as lovers of the outdoors, we should do our part to preserve our environment for the next generation of boaters.
MasterCraft All Purpose Cleaner
MasterCraft All Purpose Cleaner safely and effectively removes grease, oil, cosmetics,
glue, blood, mildew, soap scum, ink, bird droppings, spider droppings, scuff marks, pet stains,
dust, pollen, fingerprints, food, beverages, sea salt residue and more from all marine surfaces
above and below deck. (See Cleaning the Boat section of this Owner’s Manual also.) MasterCraft All Purpose Cleaner is ideal for cleaning plastics, rubber, metal, fiberglass, stainless steel,
railings, steering wheels and coolers. MasterCraft All Purpose Cleaner will leave surfaces clean
and restore optimum brilliance.
Part # 559125.
MasterCraft Boat Cleaner & Polish
MasterCraft
Boat Care
Products
MasterCraft Boat & PWC Cleaner & Polish is specially formulated to remove dirt, grease,
bugs, bird and spider droppings, road grime from towing, and water spots on contact. This detailer requires no water and leaves a showroom shine that protects against sun damage, ozone
damage and dirt accumulation in one easy step.
Part #559129.
MasterCraft Vinyl Dressing
MasterCraft Vinyl Dressing is a one-step formula for the
restoration and protection of vinyl, rubber, plastics and leather.
When dry, MasterCraft Vinyl Dressing leaves a transparent and
water-repellent gloss coating that beautifies and restores surfaces. Its UV protection helps to prevent drying and cracking.
Part #559126.
MasterCraft Glass Cleaner
Formulated specifically for marine applications, MasterCraft Glass Cleaner will leave your marine surfaces streak-free
and amazingly clear. Won’t harm tinted windows or Eisenglass.
MasterCraft Glass Cleaner contains no ammonia, and it is fast
drying. Use on windshields, mirrors, chrome and more.
Part #559127.
MasterCraft Bilge Cleaner
MasterCraft Bilge Cleaner is specially formulated to dissolve oil, grease, gasoline, diesel fuel, and sludge. MasterCraft Bilge Cleaner will effortlessly remove those tough odor-causing elements that can make a day on the water less enjoyable. Safe for fiberglass, wood and metal boats, and
requires no scrubbing.
Part #559124.
MasterCraft Hull Cleaner
MasterCraft Hull Cleaner is the product of choice for the removal of water stains, iron and metal deposits and marine algae from fiberglass boat
hulls and bottoms. This non-acid based cleaner is safe for you, your boat and the environment.
Part #559121.
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MasterCraft Spray Wax
MasterCraft Spray Wax is a simple way to give your marine craft that
showroom shine while gaining the important UV protection that helps to
prevent damage from the sun. Simply spray on and buff off to maintain
the original luster and protect your investment.
Part #559123.
MasterCraft Boat Wash & Wax
MasterCraft Boat Wash & Wax is formulated as a premium-grade concentrated boat wash and wax. This super high sudsing formula has superior
cleaning and rinsing properties in order to minimize streaking and spotting
on cleaned surfaces. It is neutral in pH, and contains no harsh chemicals or
phosphates. It will not affect any known finishes including fragile gel coat materials, and leaves a super bright, clear shine after rinsing. Inhibited to prevent
corrosion of steel piping and equipment.
Part #559122.
MasterCraft Microfiber Detailing Cloths
MasterCraft Microfiber Detailing Cloths are the product of recent developments in the manufacture
and make-up of fine-quality detailing towels. They feature a soft surface that is ideal for high-quality cleaning and detailing. They are perfect for use in drying or polishing your boat, motorcycle, car, or any reflective
surface and can absorb up to seven times their dry weight in water. You’ll be amazed at how well these cloths
work.
Part #559128.
MasterCraft Cleaning & Detailing Kit
The MasterCraft Cleaning & Detailing Kit combines seven different products in a handy reusable bucket. The kit includes MasterCraft All Purpose Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Boat Wash & Wax, Vinyl Dressing, Boat
Cleaner & Polish, Microfiber Detailing Cloths and wash sponge.
Part #559120.
NOTE: The parts order numbers have been provided to aid consumers in placing orders with an
authorized MasterCraft dealer. These quality products are available ONLY through an authorized
dealer!
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Frequency and Scheduled Maintenance
Proper care, maintenance and adjustment will contribute to the peak performance of the MasterCraft boat, while also extending the overall service life and the resale value.
The pages that follow provide instructions on how to accomplish the required checks, inspections
and services listed. An authorized MasterCraft service department is the best source for proper maintenance.
Note: The engine and drive train require scheduled maintenance checks and services in addition to the boat’s other maintenance requirements. Read and understand the engine owner’s
manual that has been provided, and follow the maintenance schedule to ensure proper operation and quality service over the life of the boat and drive train. Failure to follow the maintenance requirements and instructions listed in this and all other manuals may result in damage
to the components, systems and equipment of the boat, which resulting damage would not be
covered by warranty! Safety issues are also directly impacted by proper maintenance!
The following definitions apply to maintenance:
Check—Verify the operational readiness by physical measurement, i.e., measuring the oil level
with the dipstick or aligning with a feeler gauge.
Inspect—Determine the operational readiness by examination, i.e., by sight, sound or feel.
Change—Tasks required periodically to keep the boat in proper operating condition, i.e., drain,
replenish or service.
New Boat Break-In
Note: MasterCraft recommends the following functions
be performed by authorized MasterCraft technicians at an
authorized MasterCraft dealer.
• Check the alignment of the propeller shaft. (See Annual
Maintenance also.)
• Have an authorized MasterCraft service department
change the fuel filter after the first fifty (50) hours of operation, and then again at one hundred (100) hours for Indmar
engines. The fuel filter should be changed annually even if
less than one hundred (100) hours are run during the previous season. The Volkswagen diesel engine requires oil and
filter changes every two hundred (200) hours, or annually,
whichever comes first.
Before Each Use
Before the engine has been started:
• Review the engine manual and trailer manual before each
outing.
• Review the Safety Checks and Services section of this Owner’s Manual. There are important functions that must be
followed before, during and after every outing, without
fail!
• Inspect the raw water intake water strainer for blockage.
If there is blockage, also check the transmission cooler
(where equipped).
• For boats operating in salt water, check and clean as necessary the seacock strainer.
• Check the cooling system level (fresh water coolingequipped boats only). See the engine owner’s manual for
details.
• Inspect the battery connections and hold-downs.
• Inspect the drive train for loose or missing hardware.
• Inspect the throttle and shift cables for kinks, wear and interference with other components.
• Inspect the propeller shaft log for excessive water entry.
• Inspect the fuel system lines and connections for leaks.
• Inspect the exhaust system for leaks.
As you start the engine:
• Check that the voltmeter registers a fully charged battery.
MasterCraft
Maintenance
Service
After Each Use
• Refer to the Cleaning the Boat and Corrosion Prevention sections of this Owner’s Manual for guidance on a thorough approach to maintenance. Also pay
attention to the information provided regarding the maintenance of teak
platforms and accessories because the wood requires periodic maintenance
as well.
• Boats equipped with an optional flushing system for use in salt water or
brackish water should operate the flushing system.
Quarterly (Every Fifty [50] Hours)
Note: MasterCraft recommends that the following functions be performed
by authorized MasterCraft technicians at an authorized MasterCraft dealer.
Before the engine has been started or after it has cooled:
• Check the safety equipment.
Annually
(Every One Hundred [100] Hours)
Note: MasterCraft recommends that the following be performed by authorized MasterCraft technicians at an authorized MasterCraft dealer.
Before the engine has been started or after it has cooled:
• Replace the fuel filter (to be performed by an authorized MasterCraft technician only).
• Check the propeller shaft coupler alignment.
• Lubricate the steering system.
• Lubricate the throttle and shift cables.
• Check the engine mounts.
• Inspect the complete fuel system for leakage.
• Check the fire extinguisher and suppression units on-board.
Details follow in the next few sections.
MasterCraft recommends that many of these functions be performed by authorized MasterCraft technicians at an authorized MasterCraft dealer!
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Scheduled
Maintenance
Before Each Use
(Prior to Starting the Engine)
Review the Safety Checks and Services section of this Owner’s Manual.
There are important functions that must be followed before, during and
after every outing, without fail! The Safety Checks and Services notes that
all drain plugs must be reinstalled prior to operating the boat!
Inspect Seacock Strainer
(where equipped)
Because a clogged seacock strainer puts undue strain on the engine(s), the strainer
should be checked prior to starting the boat. Boats with closed cooling systems are not
equipped with this. The seacock strainer is standard on boats built for operation in salt
water.
Step 1: Remove the plastic nut on top of the strainer. Lift the cover.
Step 2: Remove the filter and inspect for debris. Manually clean the strainer.
Step 3: Return the filter in place and recover. Tighten the nut, but do not over-tighten
as it may eventually strip the threads holding the nut in place.
Inspect the Battery Connections and Hold-Downs
Because poor connections or hold-downs may result in erroneous voltmeter readings, MasterCraft recommends doing this before starting the boat.
Step 1: Ensure the engine is OFF and the engine safety starting switch disconnected. Be certain that the throttle/shift control lever is in neutral.
Locate the battery. Batteries are placed in a variety of locations, depending on the model. Check under the observer seat or behind the
rear seat.
Step 2: Check that the battery post connections are clean and tight. If not:
•
•
•
•
•
Loosen and remove the negative terminal connection first. Be careful not to touch the positive terminal with the wrench.
Loosen and remove the positive terminal connection.
Remove the battery hold-downs and remove the battery from the boat.
Clean corrosion from the battery posts with a battery terminal cleaner.
Clean the battery with a water-and-baking-soda solution. Use care to avoid allowing the solution to enter the battery vents. Rinse the battery
with fresh water.
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Battery electrolyte fluid is dangerous. It contains sulfuric acid, which is poisonous, corrosive and caustic. If electrolyte fluid is spilled or
placed on any part of the human body, immediately flush the area with large amounts of clean
water and immediately seek medical attention.
• Use a battery terminal cleaning brush to remove corrosion from the inside of the battery terminals. Clean the
terminals with a water-and-baking-soda solution and
rinse with fresh water.
• Check the battery box that normally holds the battery
in place to determine whether there is evidence of battery fluid inside it. Battery fluids are corrosive and can
cause permanent damage to the battery box. If fluid is
evident, wash out the box with the water-and-bakingsoda solution that is used in cleaning the terminals.
Rinse with fresh water and dry with a cloth.
• Reconnect the positive terminal first, then the negative.
Tighten the terminals. Coat both terminals completely with
a thin covering of marine dielectric grease. Be sure that the
rubber boot covers the positive terminal completely.
Note: The boat’s engine is designed to work with the
standard electronics installed in the boat. Adding other electrical components or accessories can change the way the fuel
injection controls the engine or the overall electrical system
functions. Before adding electrical equipment, consult an
authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department. Otherwise, the engine may not perform properly.
Add-on equipment may adversely affect the alternator output or overload the electrical system.
Such damage may not be covered by the warranty.
If a replacement battery is required, be certain to select a marine battery with at least seven-hundred-fifty (750)
cold-cranking-amps at zero degrees (0o) Fahrenheit. Before
disconnecting the battery, make sure the ignition key and
all accessories are in the OFF position. Also remember to reattach the cables in the proper order, with the negative cable
connected to the negative [-] post and the positive cable
connected to the positive [+] post.
When charging, batteries generate small amounts of
dangerous hydrogen gas. This gas is highly explosive.
Keep all sparks, flames and smoking well away from
the area. Failure to follow instructions when charging a battery may cause an electrical charge or even
an explosion of the battery, which could result in
death or serious injury.
MasterCraft recommends the use of a spiral-cell type
battery, such as the Optima brand. These batteries exceed
other batteries in holding and extending a charge.
Inspect the Throttle and Shift
Cables for Kinks, Wear and
Interference
Some engine parts become very hot during operation. This inspection
must be completed while the engine is cool to prevent burns to your
skin. Perform this task before starting the boat.
Step 1:
Step 2:
Ensure the engine is OFF and the engine safety starting switch disconnected. Be certain that the throttle/shift control lever is in neutral.
Open the engine compartment and locate the throttle and shift cables.
Follow each cable back under the floorboards and feel for any kinks and
wear on the outer jacket. Any sign of cable damage is cause for replacement. See your authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department if
you notice any cable damage.
Inspect the Fuel System for Leaks
This function should be performed prior to starting the engine; and then again
after about three (3)-to-five (5) minutes to determine whether any leaks are apparent.
Step 1:
First ensure the engine is OFF and the engine safety starting switch is
disconnected. Be certain that the throttle/shift control lever is in neutral. The engine must be cool.
Gasoline is highly flammable and its vapors may ignite, resulting in
fire or explosion. Be sure to keep all sparks and flames away from the
area while inspecting the boat’s fuel system.
Step 2: Open the engine compartment and visually check as much of the fuel
system from the tank to the engine as you can see. If the odor of gasoline is strong or if you see visual evidence of fuel outside the system,
cease all operations and take the boat immediately to an authorized
MasterCraft dealer’s service department to determine the source of
the leak. The leak must be repaired before the engine is restarted. Because the lines on late model MasterCraft boats are pressurized, they
can be disconnected and/or removed ONLY by using specialized tools.
The engine box serves as a machinery guard. The engine must be OFF
whenever the box is open. Clothing for body parts can get caught in
moving parts, causing death or serious injury. Keep away from moving parts!
This is important! Fuel leakage can lead to a build-up of potentially explosive fumes within the engine compartment. DO NOT IGNORE OR OVERLOOK
THIS INSPECTION AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY!
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Inspect the Exhaust System for Leaks
This function should be performed prior to starting the engine; and then again after
about three (3)-to-five (5) minutes to determine whether any leaks are apparent.
Step 1: First ensure that the engine is OFF and that the engine safety starting switch
is disconnected. Be certain that the throttle/shift control lever is in neutral. The engine must be cool.
The engine box serves as a machinery guard. The engine must be OFF
whenever the box is open. Clothing or body parts can get caught in moving parts, causing death or serious injury. Keep away from moving parts.
Step 2:
Step 3:
Open the engine compartment and visually check the exhaust system from
the engine to the transom for any obvious damage to exhaust lines or the
muffler.
If leakage is apparent, tighten the hose clamps, being careful to avoid
crimping the hose. If the leakage is significant, or is occurring at a location other than the joints (such as a split in a hose), see your authorized
MasterCraft dealer’s service department for parts and service. This is
important! Exhaust fumes can cause illness or impairment, including
carbon monoxide poisoning. Equally important to consider, leakage
can lead to a build-up of potentially explosive fumes within the engine
compartment. DO NOT IGNORE OR OVERLOOK THIS INSPECTION!
REPAIR AS NECESSARY!
Check That the Battery Is Fully Charged
As the boat is started, check all gauges, but pay particular attention to the voltmeter.
Before Each Use
(Prior to Starting the Engine)
While starting the engine, check that the voltmeter reads between 12.4 and 14.5 volts. An erratic
reading may be a sign of low voltage. The voltmeter is the best indication of the state of your battery. However, it is not fool-proof. While the reading may indicate that the battery is producing current, if during a previous operation you had reason to suspect a problem with your battery, check
with an authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department.
Current models are equipped with a low-voltage battery alarm. In the event that the stereo has
been functioning when the boat engine is OFF, the voltage drain on the battery may result in difficulties re-starting the boat. To avoid this situation, when the voltage level falls to 10.5 volts, the system
will shut off the stereo system and sound an alarm for a period of two (2) minutes to allow the operator
time to turn the ignition key ON and start the engine. Doing so will allow the engine’s alternator to
recharge the battery.
Charge dead batteries with a battery charger before attempting to start the engine. (Some
MasterCraft models offer an optional battery charger; but never jump-start the battery.) Jumpstarting from another boat or battery is dangerous! Charging a dead battery from an engine will
put undue stress on the alternator, which may cause it to fail.
When charging, batteries generate small amounts of dangerous hydrogen gas. This gas
is highly explosive. Keep all sparks, flames and smoking well away from the area. Failure to follow instructions when charging a battery may cause an electrical charge or
even an explosion of the battery, which could cause death or serious injury.
Crossing cables or jumper cables may result in damage to the electrical components due
to incorrect battery connections. Such damages may not be covered by your warranty.
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Inspect the Propeller
Shaft Log for Water
Entry
After approximately three (3)-to-five (5)
minutes of boat operation in the water, shut off
the engine and open the engine compartment.
Be careful to avoid burns from contact with hot
engine parts. The boat is equipped with a dripless
shaft log and if it is showing any signs of dripping, the boat must be taken to an authorized
MasterCraft dealer’s service department for correction.
Inspect the Exhaust System for Leaks
This function should be performed after about three (3)-to-five (5) minutes to determine whether
any leaks are apparent.
The engine box serves as a machinery guard. The engine must be OFF
whenever the box is open. Clothing or body parts can get caught in
moving parts, causing death or serious injury. Keep away from moving
parts!
Step 1: First ensure that the engine is OFF and that the engine safety starting switch is disconnected. Be certain that the throttle/shift control lever is in neutral. The engine must
be cool.
The engine box serves as a machinery guard. The engine must be OFF whenever the
box is open. Clothing or body parts can get caught in moving parts, causing death
or serious injury. Keep away from moving parts.
Attention must be paid to any leakage occurring in the propeller shaft
log area. Water intrusion into the
transmission, which can happen if
excessive leakage is occurring may
cause serious damage. Such damage
may not be covered by the warranty.
Step 2:
Step 3:
Open the engine compartment and visually check the exhaust system from the engine to the transom for any obvious damage to exhaust lines or the muffler.
If leakage is apparent, tighten the hose clamps, being careful to avoid crimping the
hose. If the leakage is significant, or is occurring at a location other than the joints (such
as a split in a hose), see your authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department for
parts and service. This is important! Exhaust fumes can cause illness or impairment,
including carbon monoxide poisoning. Equally important to consider, leakage can
lead to a build-up of potentially explosive fumes within the engine compartment.
DO NOT IGNORE OR OVERLOOK THIS INSPECTION! REPAIR AS NECESSARY!
Inspect the Fuel System for Leaks
This function should be performed after about three (3)-to-five (5) minutes of running the engine to determine whether any leaks are apparent.
The engine box serves as a machinery guard. The engine must be OFF whenever the box is open. Clothing or body
parts can get caught in moving parts, causing death or serious injury. Keep away from moving parts!
After three (3)-to-five (5) minutes of operation, shut down the engine and ensure that the engine safety starting switch
is disconnected. Be certain that the throttle/shift control lever is in neutral. Again, inspect the fuel system as well as
possible. Inspect the fuel pump gasket, fastener gaskets, regulator seal and sender gasket for leaks. If the odor of gasoline
is strong or if you see visual evidence of fuel outside the system, cease all operations and take the boat immediately to an
authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department to determine the source of the leak. The leak must be repaired before
the engine is restarted. Because the lines on late model MasterCraft boats are pressurized, they can be disconnected and/or
removed ONLY by using specialized tools that are not available to the public.
Reinspect after the fuel tank has been filled full for the first time of the season.
Note that fuel systems vary by model. The pump-in-tank location on top of the fuel tank will resemble one of the two
adjacent photos.
This is important! Fuel leakage can lead to a build-up of potentially explosive fumes within the engine compartment. DO
NOT IGNORE OR OVERLOOK THIS INSPECTION AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY!
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After Each Use
General Cleaning and Storage
Refer to the Corrosion Prevention and Cleaning the Boat sections of
this Owner’s Manual. After each outing, the boat should receive a general cleaning and drying prior to being stored. Even if the boat is kept
in a slip, owners/operators should wipe down the interior and should
periodically remove the boat from the water for a general cleaning.
Inspections
As noted in the Before Each Use section, some functions there
need to be performed following use of the boat, such as checking the
intake strainer or seacock strainer if evidence has shown that debris
collects during the outing. Wet debris is often easier to remove.
Quarterly
(Every Fifty [50] Hours)
Check Safety Equipment
Throughout this Owner’s Manual, boat owners, operators and users have been reminded to pay particular attention
to any and all safety requirements. At the fifty (50) hour mark,
it is appropriate to check that all required and recommended
safety equipment be reviewed for condition and repaired or
replaced as necessary. This includes all personal flotation devices. It is also advisable to check that all equipment and personal items onboard have been properly stowed and the routine maintenance performed.
These efforts are in your best interest!
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Annually
(Every One Hundred [100] Hours)
MasterCraft recommends that your annual—or one
hundred (100) hour—maintenance requirements be performed by an authorized MasterCraft dealer. The staff
there has the proper equipment and technical training
to best meet your service needs.
Annual Maintenance
Some boat owners choose to personally execute
some maintenance procedures on their boats. MasterCraft has provided information on several procedures.
For safety reasons, a few must be performed by authorized MasterCraft service technicians only, such as
anything involving checks and repairs on the fuel line,
which is under pressure.
These matters must be addressed on a regular basis, at one hundred (100) hours or annually, whichever
comes first, and these procedures are in addition to seasonal preparation and winterization (see Storage and
Winterization section for additional details). All of these
issues are extremely important to continued boating
pleasure, as well as long life for the boat, and the critical
matter of safety.
Even if the annual maintenance work is completed
by an authorized MasterCraft service technician, boat
owners and operators should still review this section
and ensure that they have some understanding of what
is necessary to keep the boat in top condition.
Check the Propeller Shaft Coupling
Alignment
This function is critical to avoiding unnecessary wear and potential damage to the
engine as well as the propeller and propeller shaft. Because it is a complex and
exacting part of maintenance, this should be performed only by your authorized
MasterCraft dealer as part of your annual maintenance.
Check the
Engine Mounts
Some engine parts become very hot during
operation. This inspection must be completed
while the engine is cool to prevent burns to
your skin. Perform this task before starting
the boat.
Step 1:
Ensure the engine is OFF and disconnect the
engine safety starting switch. Be sure that
the throttle/shift control lever is in neutral.
The engine must be cool.
Step 2: Open the engine box and locate the four (4)
motor mounts.
Step 3: Check the tightness of the mounting hardware and adjustment lock-nuts. Tighten any
loose hardware securely.
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Lubricate the Steering System
For cable systems only; hydraulic steering maintenance must be completed by an authorized MasterCraft dealer only! Because this process should be completed while all movable components of the
drive train are NOT in motion, MasterCraft recommends this be done while the boat is out of the water.
Step 1: Ensure the engine is OFF and disconnect the engine safety starting switch. Be sure that the
throttle/shift control lever is in neutral. The engine must be cool.
Step 2: Remove the access panel in the rear trunk compartment in direct drive boats. In V-drive
engines the steering is located in the engine compartment, beneath the engine.
Step 3: Turn the steering wheel so that the maximum amount of steering cable is seen.
Step 4: Use solvent to clean old lubricant from the cable end, pivot and rudder shaft.
Step 5: Spread a generous amount of white lithium grease over the cable end. Work the steering
wheel back and forth and re-apply grease if necessary.
Step 6: Using the flexible end of a grease gun, give two (2) full shots of white lithium grease to the
two (2) grease fittings: one on the rudder shaft, and one on the pivot. Clean up any old
grease purged from the areas.
Step 7: Rotate the steering wheel back and forth several times to work the lubricant in.
Step 8: Re-install the access panel.
Inspect the Exhaust Flaps
for Damage
Step 1: Ensure the engine is OFF and disconnect the engine safety
starting switch. Be sure that the throttle/shift control lever is in neutral.
Step 2: Inspect the exhaust flap hinge for signs of deterioration. Replace
the flap if necessary.
Lubricate the
Shift and Throttle System
Because this process should be completed while all movable components of the drive train are NOT in motion, MasterCraft recommends this
be done while the boat is out of the water.
Step 1: Ensure the engine is OFF and disconnect the engine safety
starting switch. Be sure that the throttle/shift control lever is in neutral. The engine must be cool.
Step 2: Open the engine box and locate the shift and throttle cable
ends.
Step 3: Shift to full-throttle-forward.
Step 4: Lubricate the cable ends and connections with a coating of
waterproof marine multi-purpose grease.
Step 5: Lubricate the pivots and linkages with a light grease.
Step 6: Shift the control lever from full-throttle-forward to full-throttle-reverse several times to work the lubricant in.
Check the
Ballast Pump Impeller
This applies only to boats equipped with some type of ballast system. The number of ballast pumps varies from system to system.
Authorized MasterCraft dealers can provide guidance to locate any
and all pumps.
Step 1: Remove two (2) of the cover screws and loosen the third
screw. Retain the screws for the reinstallation process.
Swing the cover out of the way to allow access to the
impeller location.
Step 2: Using needle-nose pliers, pull the old impeller out of
the casing.
Step 3:
Install a new impeller. (It is intentionally larger than
the case. While gently squeezing it in, ensure that the
paddle wheels angle in the same direction—counterclockwise—all the way around.)
Step 4: Slide the plate back into place. No silicone is necessary. Due to the built-in gasket, tightening the screws
should prevent leakage.
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Inspect the Complete Fuel System for
Leakage
Although the boat engine is similar to an automobile engine, the engine compartment differs
substantially. The underside of an automobile engine compartment is totally open to the atmosphere. This allows complete air circulation and ventilation. A boat engine is housed in a closed
compartment, the underside of which is the bottom (hull) of the boat.
The enclosed engine compartment limits the ventilation of gasoline and oil fumes. Because
confined gasoline vapors mixed with a little air can form an explosive atmosphere, it is important
to be especially vigilant in performing the following two (2) operations:
Step 1:
Step 2:
Inspect the boat bilge area under the engine for the evidence of oil and gasoline—or
any gasoline odor. This inspection should take place the first time the boat is started
each day. Raise the engine cover and visually look at the bilge area under the engine.
Run the bilge blower for at least four (4) minutes to ventilate the bilge area each time
before starting the engine.
Gasoline is explosive. If a gasoline odor is present or gasoline is visually observed in
the bilge area during inspection, DO NOT START YOUR ENGINE! Remove the
ignition key from the ignition switch and call an authorized MasterCraft dealer for
service.
Note: If there is evidence of loose fuel fittings, deteriorated lines or other problems associated
with the fuel system, call an authorized MasterCraft dealer. Fuel system service on later-model MasterCraft boats requires special service tools and special training. Due to the potential
for serious consequences when errors occur in servicing the fuel system, MasterCraft strongly
encourages all boat owners and operators to seek professional assistance from an authorized
MasterCraft dealer’s service department whenever any service or perceived problems occur
within the fuel system.
All replaced fuel components must meet United States Coast Guard (“USCG”) and
American Boat & Yacht Council, Inc. (“ABYC”) standards, and must be Underwriter’s Laboratory (“UL”)-approved. Inferior quality components pose a serious safety
threat to you and others, and the use of inferior components may result in serious
injury or death. Resulting damage may void the warranty.
Some MasterCraft models are equipped with a fuel fill cap such as shown here. These caps are
hinged, and they snap open or closed to seal with an audible click. This is important for the system on these boat to operate correctly. Be sure to fully snap shut the cap after each fill.
Fire Extinguisher
and
Suppression Units
MasterCraft recommends that boat
owners include a check of the fire suppression and extinguisher units during
the annual maintenance to be sure that
they are always ready for use. Some units
may not require annual checks; refer to
the signage and labeling on the individual
units for further guidance.
Other
Maintenance
Boat owners are required to perform routine regular maintenance as well as annual requirements, as outlined in the engine owner’s manual. Some standard or optional equipment on
boats may come with their own printed information that includes
maintenance required to keep such components in excellent
long-term operating condition. Always follow these instructions.
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Storage or winter lay-up requires special preparation to prevent damage to the boat. Since winter storage is an annual event, it presents an excellent opportunity to perform the annual maintenance at this time, depending upon the amount of usage. Check with an authorized MasterCraft
dealer’s service department regarding the boat’s needs to determine if this is the appropriate time for annual service.
Without proper preparation, storage for long periods of time (at any time of the year) may cause harm to various components of the boat and
drive train. Also, if the boat has been stored in below-freezing temperatures with water inside the bilge or engine cooling system (including the
heater or, shower, ballast tanks, wash down tanks, coolers, or any container or area in which water has been located), this condition may result in
major damage from freezing, which would not be covered under the warranty.
Refer to the engine owner’s manual for guidance regarding storage and winterization of the engine, transmission and components of the drive train.
The following procedures will help avoid most potential types of damage during
storage for a period not to exceed five (5) months!
Storage and
Winterization
Because of the complexity of preparing a boat for proper winter storage, as
well as the possibility of extreme damage to the drive train if a preparation error was made during winterization, MasterCraft recommends scheduling an
appointment with an authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department to
permit a technician to perform all winterization procedures.
General Preparation
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Before starting you will need the following supplies:
Sta-Bil® Gasoline Stabilizer
Fuel filter
Low tack tape
Fuel System Treatment
This preparation needs to be done prior to removing water from the
engine, if that will be part of the process.
Boats that are going to be stored for extended periods (more than
forty-five [45] to sixty [60] days) or winterized should have attention for
the fuel system. Even TOP TIER gasolines will experience some separation
of elements and settling during these periods. Of considerable concern is
that water condensation will occur within the fuel system, and water is an
enemy of good-starting and running engine fuel systems. Therefore, follow
this procedure:
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•
The fuel tank should be ninety-to-ninety-five percent (90-95%) full
of TOP TIER gasoline. This allows for minimal room in which air can
oxygenate the fuel during diurnal cycles (daily periods of expansion/
contraction of gasoline vapors and air as a result of temperature
changes). As temperatures rise in the tank, the pressure also rises,
pushing out gasoline vapor-and-air mixtures. When the temperature
falls, pressure lowers and the system will seek to draw fresh air and
water vapor (depending on the humidity level) into the tank. Fresh air
is replaced with “light ends,” which are low-boiling components that
vaporize at ambient temperatures. Light ends are required during
cold starts to vaporize the fuel. Since the daily diurnal cycles eliminate the light ends, a nearly full tank helps to minimize the air volume
entering the system.
Add a biocide additive in the fuel tank to limit microbial growth in
gasoline. Follow the directions provided by the stabilizer’s manufacturer.
Add a fuel stabilizer, such as Sta-Bil®, to the fuel tank. Follow the
directions provided by the stabilizer’s manufacturer. Run the engine for at least fifteen (15) minutes while in a body of
water. This allows for the circulation of the additives throughout
the fuel system.
If possible during storage, the tank vents should be sealed. If the
vent is sealed, the tank must NOT be completely filled. A ninetyto-ninety-five percent (90-95%) filled tank allows room for expansion, which will be required at certain times when temperatures increase. The hydrocarbons in gasoline react with naturally occurring
oxygen and create a by-product known as “gum.” The substance,
as the name infers, plugs up fuel filters and injectors. Sealing the
tank helps reduce gumming by significantly limiting the amount
of oxygen available for interaction with the hydrocarbons.
Completely filling the fuel tank prior to storage and then
sealing the fuel tank vent does not allow room for necessary expansion. This can result, in extreme conditions, in
fuel tank rupture. Such release of fuel into the boat and
potentially into the storage area could result in substantial
damage to the boat and contact with any spark (such as a
flame-producing pilot light in a heater) could also result in
property damage and serious injury or death.
It is desirable to keep the fuel’s temperature below 80 F. (26 C.)
The gumming will increase as temperatures increase.
Note that fuel stabilizers work ONLY in fresh gasoline. Stabilizers
will not cure oxygenated gasoline. Adding a stabilizer when the boat is
being prepared for outings after storage will NOT clean the gumming
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that has occurred or remove water from the fuel tank or otherwise eliminate
any problems that have occurred due to failure to properly prepare the fueling system for storage.
Engine manufacturers suggest using Federal or State of California reformulated gasoline whenever possible as it stores as well or better than conventional gasoline.
Even quality gasoline that has been properly prepared for storage
should never be stored for a period to exceed one (1) year.
Fuel systems on all boats MUST be properly prepared for storage periods exceeding two (2) weeks, as outlined in this Owner’s
Manual. Failure to do so will void the warranty.
Other Winterization
Preparations
Step 1:
Remove the bilge drain plug immediately after taking the boat out of the water.
After a general bow-to-stern washing,
raise the bow of the boat higher than the
stern to allow as much water as possible
to drain from the bilge, while performing
other storage preparations.
Step 2: Thoroughly clean the hull, deck and
interior of the boat as soon as it is removed from the water. Cleaning at
this time is easier because any marine
growth is still wet. Be sure to allow a
few days of air drying to prevent mildew that results from trapped moisture. (See the Cleaning section of this
Manual.)
Step 3: Apply a coat of wax to the entire surface
of the boat. We suggest MasterCraft Premium Marine Wax for excellent coverage.
Step 4: If the boat is equipped with a heater,
shower or ballast bags/tanks, be sure
to disconnect the hoses and drain any
remaining water in the lines to avoid
freezing. Even small amounts of water in
any of these areas can cause significant
damage upon freezing and such damage
is not covered under the warranty!
General Power Package
Preparation
Step 1: Lubricate the throttle and shift linkages and cables with multi-purpose grease.
Step 2: MasterCraft recommends that batteries be removed from the boat for winter storage. Batteries should be fully charged before being stored in
a cool, dry location, protected from the elements
and fully re-charged before being re-installed in
the boat. Never store batteries close to heat,
spark or flame-producing devices.
Step 3: Leave the engine box cover propped open about
two inches (2”) to ventilate the engine compartment.
winterized to avoid freezing that may cause damage to the boat, the holding tank or
the water heater. The water is removed by running the shower until all the water has
come out or by disconnecting the plumbing fittings in the forward service bay under
the helm seats.
Step 7: On 255V, X-55, 280V and X-80 equipped with heads, clean the tanks with a mild
cleaner or warm soapy water that will not harm the finish. Avoid all petroleum-based
household cleaners. Store the head dry and clean. Failure to do so may cause unnecessary odors and damage to the tanks, and this is not covered under warranty.
If using anti-freeze in this head, drain the potable water tank and add freshwater anti-freeze to the potable water tank. Flush the anti-freeze and water mixture
through the head and into the waste holding tank. Then empty the holding tank.
Never use automotive-type anti-freeze in this freshwater system.
Note: Be sure that hoses will not become entangled in the engine V-belt when the engine turns
over or the hose and/or the belt will be damaged.
Step 5:
Use duct tape to seal the exhaust flaps
to prevent dirt and nesting rodents from
entering.
Step 6: On CSX 265 models equipped with the
hot water heater, any water in the tank
must be removed to avoid the risk of
freezing and damage to the tank. The
water pumped into the heater comes
from a freshwater holding tank, and it
can be left in the water heater when
the boat is not in use, EXCEPT during
extended periods of storage. As with any
part of the boat in which there is water, it
must be removed at the time the boat is
Step 9: If the tower will be lowered during storage, be certain that the tower does not rest
on the boat upholstery or on any support that rests on the upholstery. The tower
or support(s) may leave a permanent imprint on the upholstery. This is not covered
under warranty.
Step 10: Cover the boat with a boat cover or tarp.
Note: If the boat is to be stored outside and subject to accumulations of snow, water
and ice, a support should be made for the boat cover so that it will not sag, rip or tear, thereby allowing water to enter the boat. Two-inch diameter PVC plumbing pipe is ideal for this
purpose. It is readily available at local hardware stores, and it is easy to work with. Also, its
rounded shape will prevent damage to the canvas.
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Re-Activating the Boat
After Storage
Step 1: Remove the duct tape from the exhaust flaps.
Step 2: Fully charge the battery and install it in the boat, following all
safety precautions associated with changing batteries.
Ballast System
Preparations
Step 1: Attach a hose to the starboard side ballast hose that comes out of
the deck at the rear seat.
Step 2: Place the other end into a gallon of non-toxic, RV-type antifreeze.
Step 3: Turn the pump on to empty and pump anti-freeze into the
system until anti-freeze comes out of the thru-hull on the
side.
Step 4: Turn the pump on to fill and pump anti-freeze back into the
jug.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Often, batteries that have been stored over winter
will require re-charging. If the battery is charged by utilizing a battery
charger, use only a three-stage or more battery charger. It is important
that the operator never turn a battery charger immediately to “start,”
as the sudden jolt of voltage may cause damage to the electrical system,
particularly control modules for ballast system. Regardless of whether
it is during the re-activation process or at any time, care should also be
used in charging the battery.
Step 3: Follow all instructions for reactivating the drive train as detailed
in the engine owner’s manual. NOTE: Due to the complex nature of the reactivation process, MasterCraft recommends having an authorized MasterCraft dealer perform this function.
Step 4: Ensure that all drain plugs throughout the boat and drive train
have been reinstalled to avoid unwanted intrusion of water.
Step 5: If applicable, reconnect the hoses to your heater or shower.
Step 6: Check the engine compartment and bilge for signs of nesting
animals. Clean as necessary.
Step 7: Check the entire engine system for fluid, oil and coolant levels.
Add as necessary.
Step 8: Check the entire engine for cracks or leaks caused by freeze
damage.
Step 9: Check all hose clamps for tightness. Install the bilge drain plug
and the rear drain plug in boats equipped with certain types of
ballast systems.
Step 10: Grease the propeller shaft taper and install the propeller.
Step 11: Fully re-charge and re-install the battery or batteries.
Step 12: Perform the daily maintenance as noted previously in this Owner’s Manual. If it was not done prior to storage, perform the annual maintenance as well.
Step 13: If the boat is equipped with the optional fresh water cooling system and was drained for storage, fill the system with fresh coolant solution per instructions.
Step 14: Check the alignment between the output flange on the transmission and the propeller shaft flange. If the maximum feeler
gauge that can clip between the flange faces at any point is
0.003”, the unit is properly aligned. If a thicker gauge can be inserted at any point, the engine must be re-adjusted until proper
alignment is obtained. This should be performed by an authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department.
Step 15: For all models, with the boat in the water, cycle the key ON and
then OFF two (2) or three (3) times, allowing ten (10) seconds
between key cycles, before cranking the engine. This allows the
fuel pump to prime the fuel lines; then start the engine. In the
event the engine does not respond, allow a two-minute cooldown period for every thirty (30) seconds of cranking. When the
engine fires, keep a close watch over the gauge readings and
check for leakage and abnormal noises. Keep speeds low for the
first fifteen (15) minutes to allow the engine to reach normal operating temperatures.
Step 16: In ProStar 197s equipped with ballast bags, when reconnecting the
hook-ups, be sure to squeeze the prongs to help slide the connector back on. Dish soap or some similar product will help slide the
connects back together. Note that the red ring goes over the raised
ring to ensure a working connection.
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Propeller damage is caused by striking solid objects. If the propeller is not rotating at the time it strikes a solid object, the damage is
usually confined to just one blade and may be difficult to see. If the propeller is rotating when it strikes an object, usually the resulting damage
can easily be seen on all blades.
Propeller
Maintenance
Checking/Repairing Propellers
Step 1:
Ensure the engine is OFF and the emergency safety stop
switch is disconnected.
Step 2:
Clamp a small rule scale to the shaft strut, parallel to the shaft
so that the end of the scale is 3/32-inches from the leading
edge of a propeller blade.
Step 3:
Rotate the propeller slowly. There should be no more than
3/32-inch variance between the blades. If the propeller is
damaged, see an authorized MasterCraft dealer.
Changing Propellers
Step 1:
Ensure the engine is OFF and the engine safety starting
switch is disconnected.
Step 2:
Remove and discard the cotter pin.
Step 3:
Remove the propeller nut.
Step 4: Tap the center hub of the propeller with a rubber mallet
to release the propeller. Inspect the shaft and propeller
splines for damage.
Step 5:
Thoroughly clean and apply a light coat of waterproof
marine multi-purpose grease to the splined area of the
shaft and propeller.
Step 6: Align the splines and carefully install the propeller onto
the shaft. DO NOT FORCE THE PROPELLER INTO
PLACE.
Step 7: Install the propeller nut and torque to 50-ft-lbs.
Step 8: Install a new cotter pin and bend the ends around the
shaft to lock the propeller on the shaft.
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The following chart will assist you in finding and correcting minor mechanical and electrical problems with your MasterCraft boat. Engine manuals
include troubleshooting suggestions regarding drive train issues.
To correct a problem, first determine what the symptom is. Start with the first cause and eliminate the possibility of each until the problem is
corrected. Due to the specialized skill and tools needed to correct major issues, that information has not been discussed below. If a problem is not
addressed herein, please contact an authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department.
When experiencing a problem, check the surroundings before shutting down the boat. If a sudden stop would place other boaters in jeopardy,
continue on until it is safe to slow or stop to analyze the situation. Always be aware of the surroundings and how actions may impact other boaters!
Throttle/shifting problems.
Corroded cables.
Low transmission oil level. Sticking transmission shift detent ball.
Kink in cable(s). Clean and lubricate the cables or replace.
Replenish transmission fluid.
Clean and lubricate the detent ball.
Have authorized MasterCraft technician
replace the cable(s).
Steering problems.
Corroded cable.
Clean and lubricate the cable or replace.
Rudder worn.
See authorized MasterCraft dealer’s
service department.
Excessive vibration.
Bent strut.
Replace the strut.
Fouled propeller. Remove objects from the propeller shaft and rudder.
Damaged propeller.
Replace the propeller.
Misaligned propeller shaft coupling. Seek proper alignment.
Bent propeller shaft.
See authorized MasterCraft dealer’s
service department.
Electrical problems.
Open circuit breaker or blown fuse. Re-set the circuit breaker or replace the fuse.
Loose wiring connections or corrosion.
Clean and tighten wiring connections.
Defective sending unit.
Replace the sending unit.
Shorted wiring harness.
Have the wiring harness repaired.
Defective switch or gauge. See authorized MasterCraft dealer’s
service department.
No speedometer reading. Defective speedometer.
Have the speedometer checked or replaced.
Defective speedometer paddle wheel. Have paddle wheel checked or replaced.
Incorrect speedometer reading. Improper calibration.
Follow calibration instructions in
Instruments and Gauges section
of this Manual.
Gauges do not work or the Breaker has tripped.
Re-set the breaker.
accessory does not work. Fuse has blown. Replace the fuse.
Low battery.
Check the battery voltage for a loose ground.
Insufficient battery supply. Replace battery with one that has at least 750CCAs.
Troubleshooting
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Limited Warranty Statement
1.
Limited
Warranty
Statement
Disclaimer and Limitation of Implied Warranties. THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, MASTERCRAFT DISCLAIMS, AND THE OWNER HEREBY EXPRESSLY
WAIVES, ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND
OR NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE
WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY, AND ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. THE TERM OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION
OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PERIODS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE COMPONENTS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
AND/OR DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON THE AMOUNT OF TIME AN IMPLIED
WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
2.
Limited Warranty and Term. MasterCraft Boat
Company, LLC. (“MasterCraft”) warrants to the
original retail purchaser that the following components of each new boat shall be free from material defects in materials and workmanship to
the extent set forth below, under normal use and
when operated and maintained in accordance
with MasterCraft’s instructions, for the period
indicated:
2.1. Deck, Hull, Liner and Stringers. From
the date of the original retail purchase,
the deck, hull, liner and stringer system
(collectively, “Structural Components”) is
warranted for as long as the original purchaser owns the boat.
2.2. Gel Coat. On condition that the consumer
has provided maintenance and care as described in the Corrosion and Cleaning the
Boat sections of the MasterCraft Owner’s
Manual, the gel coat, which is applied to
all MasterCraft boats at the factory, will be
warranted for a period of one (1) year from
the date of the original retail purchase
of the boat or the initial use of the boat,
whichever first occurs, for stress crazing
of the gel coat. However, no warranty is
provided, and MasterCraft expressly disclaims any warranty for, scratching, discoloration or fading of the gel coat because environmental operating conditions and customer maintenance/care are factors that
have a significant effect on the condition and durability of the gel coat.
2.3.
Other Component Parts (Excluding Engine and Transmission. MasterCraft provides the following warranty for other component
parts of your MasterCraft boat:
(a) Instrumentation is warranted for three (3) years, except depth finders and Zero Off;
(b) marine carpeting for five (5) years;
(c) upholstery vinyl material for five (5) years, plus upholstery stitching for one (1) year; and
(d) fuel pump assembly for two (2) years provided the customer follows maintenance and care requirements.
All other components (excluding engine and transmission), including upholstery stitching, are warranted for a period of one (1) year. All
warranties are from the date of the original retail purchase of the boat or the initial use of the boat, whichever first occurs.
2.4. Trailer and Trailer Component Parts. MasterCraft trailers have their own Limited Warranty Statement, which can be found in the MasterCraft Trailer Owner’s Manual that accompanies trailers as they are delivered.
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2.5. Warranty Period. All express warranties
are for the time period set forth in this
Section 2, unless a longer warranty period
is required by applicable law, in which case
such longer warranty period will apply.
3.
Engine and Transmission. The engines used
in MasterCraft boats are supplied by ILMORMARINE L.L.C., in Mooresville, North Carolina
(“ILMORMARINE”); or Volkswagen Marine Engines in Tampa, Florida (“Volkswagen Marine”).
These companies provide a separate warranty
of three (3) years from the date of the original
retail purchase of the boat or the initial use of the
boat, whichever first occurs, for the engine and
transmission. A statement of the Indmar Power
Train Warranty, ILMORMARINE Limited Warranty or the Volkswagen Marine Warranty is provided separately to the original retail purchaser.
MasterCraft provides no independent warranty
with regard to the engine and transmission;
however, the owner may contact MasterCraft at
the address or telephone number listed in Section 7 of this Limited Warranty to obtain contact
information for making claims or inquiries under
the applicable engine manufacturer’s warranty.
Contact information for Volkswagen Marine is
provided in the warranty statement provided at the time of purchase to the original retail pur- chaser.
4.
Warranty Conditions, Limitations and Exclusions. MasterCraft boats are manufactured by
trained craftspersons from high-quality materials and components. However, conditions outside MasterCraft’s control require specific limitations on, and exclusions from, coverage under
this Limited Warranty. The Limited Warranty on
the Structural Components set forth in Section
2 of this Warranty does not cover or include any
other components fastened or applied to the
hull or deck. This Limited Warranty constitutes
the final, complete and exclusive statement of
warranty terms, and no other person or entity
is authorized to make any other warranties or
representations on behalf of MasterCraft. Furthermore, the Limited Warranty set forth in Section 2 (including all subsections) hereof does not
cover the following:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
damage caused by misuse, negligence,
accident; collision or impact with any
object;
damage caused by any improper alteration or modification to the boat or any
of its component parts or accessories,
including damage resulting from alteration, modification, repair or replacement
in such a way as to increase the cubicinch capacity or horsepower output of
the engine and boat as originally manufactured;
damage caused by the use of improper
or contaminated fuel or fluids;
damage caused by the use of customerapplied chemicals or accidental spills;
damage caused by failure to maintain
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
(j)
(k)
(l) (m) (n) (o) (p)
(q) (r)
the boat in accordance with the maintenance provisions in the Owner’s Manual or improper maintenance of the boat;
damage caused by the failure to comply with any recall or request for repair;
damage resulting from the use of the boat for any racing, speed, commercial competition or performance demonstration;
damage resulting from use of the boat for rental, commercial or industrial purposes;
damage to hardware and other components fastened or adhered to the hull,
deck or liner;
damage caused by fire, theft, freezing, vandalism, explosion, lightning, wind, hail
storms, flooding or other natural disaster;
damage to any component parts and accessories not manufactured by MasterCraft, including but not limited to, the engine, drivetrain, transmission,
propeller, shift and throttle control levers and cables, pumps, blowers, windshields, canvas, upholstery, tower and accessories, instrumentation and steering systems; however, such items may be warranted by the individual manufacturer, and if possible, MasterCraft will provide the owner with a copy of the
manufacturer’s warranty:
damage caused by use of any non-MasterCraft trailer;
damage caused by improper support of the boat on davits, hoist system or
boat lift of any kind;
damage to paints, varnishes, gel coat surfaces and colors, chrome-plated or
anodized finishes, floor and floor covers and any other surface coatings, as
well as damage due to in-water storage without proper barrier coat and bottom paints (NOTE: Although MasterCraft uses the highest-grade gel coat materials, a condition may develop where the bottom of the boat may show signs
of discoloration and/or blisters if the boat is left in the water for long periods
of time, which is defined as in excess of thirty (30) days); therefore, a proper
barrier coat and bottom paint should be used whenever it is anticipated that
the boat will be left in the water for an extended period of time);
damage to the trailer and its parts or components due to abrasions, rock chips,
rust, improper care or maintenance, or use in salt or brackish water; however,
the finishes of galvanized trailers, which are designed for use in salt or brackish water, are warranted to be free from damage resulting from use in salt or
brackish water for one (1) year from the date of the original retail purchase or
the initial use of the trailer, whichever first occurs;
damage caused by dealer-installed options or accessories;
damage caused by consumer-installed options or accessories;
and/or
all warranty coverage will expire after ninety (90) days on boats used for commercial purposes.
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Limited Warranty Statement • Page 5-3
5.
Limitation of Liability.
5.1. Liability Limitation: Exclusion of Consequential Damages. This Limited Warranty is
for the benefit of the owner and MasterCraft,
and shall not create or evidence any right in
any third party. THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE COMPONENT PARTS
AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO
EVENT SHALL MASTERCRAFT BE LIABLE
FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS
WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE
OR INABILITY TO USE THE BOAT OR ANY
COMPONENT PART THEREOF, OR FOR
ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF MASTERCRAFT
HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SUCH DAMAGES OR SUCH DAMAGES
COULD REASONABLY HAVE BEEN FORESEEN BY MASTERCRAFT. However, some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
5.2. Purchase Price Limitation. In any event,
MasterCraft’s entire liability under any provision of this Limited Warranty shall be limited to the repair or replacement of the boat,
trailer or component part, or the refund of
the purchase price paid by the consumer for
the boat, trailer or component part found to
be defective within the applicable warranty
period. This shall constitute MasterCraft’s
sole liability and obligation in the event of any
claim arising out of its performance or nonperformance of any provision of this Limited
Warranty. Because some states and jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of liability, the above limitations may not apply to you.
6.
Transfer of Limited Warranty. Upon the first
sale, conveyance or other transfer of the boat or trailer by the original retail purchaser, any remain- ing unexpired Limited Warranty coverage shall be
transferred to the second owner and shall remain
in effect for the remainder of the applicable warranty period(s) set forth in Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and
2.4 hereof (which warranty periods begin to run
from the date of the original retail purchase of the
boat or trailer, or the first use of the boat or trailer,
whichever first occurs, as applicable), upon delivery
of the warranty transfer card and payment of the
applicable warranty transfer fee to MasterCraft.
With respect to the Lifetime Limited Warranty
(granted only to the original retail purchaser) on
the Structural Components set forth in Section 2.1
hereof, if the sale, conveyance or other transfer of
the boat by the original retail purchaser to another person or entity occurs within
three (3) years of the date of the original retail purchase of the boat by the original
retail purchaser, then the Limited Warranty on the Structural Components shall be
transferred to the second owner and shall continue in effect for a period of ten (10)
years from the date of the original retail purchase of the boat by the original retail
purchaser. If the sale, transfer or conveyance of the boat by the original retail purchaser occurs more than three (3) years after the date of the original retail purchase
of the boat, then the Limited Warranty on Structural Components (as well as all
other warranties) shall be void as of the date of transfer and shall not be transferable to the second owner.
Only one (1) transfer under the provisions of this Section 6 (from the original retail
purchaser to the second owner), within the applicable time period, may be made.
In the event of a sale or transfer of the boat or trailer by a second owner to a subsequent purchaser, all coverage under this Limited Warranty shall immediately be
terminated and the Limited Warranty shall become null and void. No transfer of
this Limited Warranty will operate to extend the warranty periods set forth in Section 2 hereof. In order to effectuate the transfer of the Limited Warranty, the original retail purchaser and the new owner must properly fill out the warranty transfer card found in the back of the Owner’s Manual and deliver the completed card,
together with a check made payable to “MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC.” in the
amount of the warranty transfer fee, via U.S. Mail, postage prepaid, to MasterCraft
at the address shown on the warranty transfer card. The card and check for the
warranty transfer must be post-marked within the time period specified above in
this Section 6 in order for the warranty transfer from the original retail purchaser to
the second owner to be effective.
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Limited Warranty Statement • Page 5-4
7.
Warranty Claims. In order to maintain warranty service under this Limited Warranty, the owner must return the defective boat or component part to an authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department, or to MasterCraft’s factory at the
below address, within the applicable warranty period. For questions regarding
warranty service or to obtain information regarding warranty service or to obtain
information regarding the nearest authorized MasterCraft dealer, please contact
MasterCraft at the following address or telephone number:
MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC
Attention: Warranty/Customer Service Department
100 Cherokee Cove Drive
Vonore, Tennessee 37885
1-423-884-2221
Subject to the terms of this Limited Warranty, any
covered boat or component part with a material defect in materials or workmanship that is returned to
an authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department or MasterCraft’s factory during the appropriate warranty period will be repaired or replaced, at
MasterCraft’s sole option, without charge to the
owner for parts and labor. This provision is subject
to the following terms and conditions:
(a)
MasterCraft shall be obligated only to repair
or replace those items that prove defective,
in MasterCraft’s sole discretion, upon examination by a MasterCraft authorized dealer
service department or MasterCraft’s own
personnel, as applicable;
(b) MasterCraft warrants its repairs or replacements only for the remainder of the applicable warranty period;
(c) MasterCraft shall, in its sole discretion, fulfill
its obligation to repair or replace any defective item at its factory or authorized service
department;
(d) The owner shall be responsible for all costs
associated with the transportation of the
boat, towing bills, trailer or component
part(s) to the authorized MasterCraft service department and for any return transportation.
8.
No Modification of Warranty. No oral or written information, advice or communication of any
nature by or from MasterCraft or its representatives, employees, dealers, agents, distributors or
suppliers shall create a warranty or in any manner
increase or modify the scope of this Limited Warranty in any manner whatsoever.
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Limited Warranty Statement • Page 5-5
Warranty
Registration
and Transfer
For the first purchase of a specific MasterCraft boat, the boat must be registered. You should be aware that under federal law, completion of the
registration process is a requirement and should be completed as follows:
1. Dealer must complete the warranty registration at date of sale.
2. Dealer must secure buyer’s signature!
3. Dealer must notify MasterCraft, via electronic registration that the boat has been purchased, and all required information must be submitted.
As boat owner, you should ensure that the dealer has complied with this requirement. This is the method of providing information that will allow
MasterCraft to notify you in case of any mandatory recalls or other issues requiring your attention.
If the MasterCraft boat is subsequently sold by the original purchaser, MasterCraft offers a transferable warranty to the second owner. In accordance with the MasterCraft Limited Warranty, the remaining warranty against structural defects in the hull and deck will be transferred to the
new owner when the following has been accomplished and verified within fourteen (14) days of the sale date:
• Receipt of the completed form below.
• Copy of the sales invoice.
• Payment of $450.
Upon verification, the remaining warranty will transfer, retroactive to the sale date.
Forward form and payment to:
MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC
100 Cherokee Cove Drive
Vonore TN 37885
Warranty Registration Transfer
(forward this copy to MasterCraft)
Boat Serial Number __________________________________________________________________________________________________
Model No. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Engine Make _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial No. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Trans. Type ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial No. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Please Print
Previous Owner ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
New Owner’s Name _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Street Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
City ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
State _______________________________________________________ Zip Code ____________________________________________
Home Phone (___________) _________________________________________________________________________________________
Business Phone (__________) ________________________________________________________________________________________
Date of Purchase ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Second Owner’s Signature ___________________________________________________________________________________________
MUST BE SIGNED!
Be sure to enclose payment and a copy of the purchase receipt within fourteen (14) days of the sale date.
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Limited Warranty Statement • Page 5-6
Service Log
As NeededDateDateDateDate
Replace raw water impeller
Replace ballast impeller(s)
Add/change oil filter
Every 50 HoursDateDateDateDate
Lubricate starter gear and shaft
Change engine oil and filter
Check all safety equipment
Every 100 HoursDateDateDateDate
Replace impeller
Engine tune-up
Change transmission fluid
Check engine mounts
Check prop shaft coupling alignment
Inspect exhaust flaps
Lubricate steering system
Lubricate shift and throttle system
Check/replace ballast pump impeller
Inspect complete fuel system
Change fuel filter
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Service Log • Page 5-7
Boat Care Products, MasterCraft.........................................................4-9
Boat Cleaner & Polish............................................................................4-9
Boat Wash & Wax.................................................................................4-10
Breakers, Circuit...................................................................................2-30
Break-In (Maintenance), New Boat...................................................4-11
Break-In, New Boat................................................................................3-5
Buoys and Other Markings, Reading.................................................1-15
Index
12-Volt Receptacle................................................................................2-67
190, ProStar.............................................................................................2-2
197, X-7, ProStar.....................................................................................2-4
200V, X-2...............................................................................................2-12
215V, X-15.............................................................................................2-14
225V, X-25.............................................................................................2-16
235V, X-35.............................................................................................2-18
245V, X-45.............................................................................................2-20
255V, X-55.............................................................................................2-22
280, X-80................................................................................................2-26
Additional Upholstery Cleaning Information....................................4-8
Aft Light Switch....................................................................................2-67
After Operation......................................................................................3-4
Alarm, Low Voltage Battery................................................................2-35
Alarms, Other.......................................................................................2-35
Alcohol, Using Oxygenated Fuels or Fuels with.................................3-3
Alignment, Check Propeller Shaft Coupling....................................4-17
All Purpose Cleaner...............................................................................4-9
AM/FM Stereo, CD Player, Remote control, iPod and
MP3 Player Connections..................................................................2-67
Anchor Lights Switch, Navigation/....................................................2-32
Anchor...................................................................................................2-69
Anchoring..............................................................................................1-11
Annual Maintenance............................................................................4-17
Attitude Adjustment or Trim Tab Switch..........................................2-62
Automatic Bilge Pump Switch, Manual and.....................................2-30
Automatic Fire Suppression..................................................................1-3
Backlighting Switch, Instrument Panel Gauge.................................2-68
Ballast Empty/Fill Switches.................................................................2-63
Ballast Pump Impeller, Check.............................................................4-18
Ballast System Preparations................................................................4-22
Basic Maneuvering.................................................................................3-9
Basic Operation, Starting and...............................................................3-6
Battery Alarm, Low Voltage................................................................2-35
Battery Charger.....................................................................................2-33
Battery Connections and Hold-Downs, Inspect..............................4-12
Battery Is Fully Charged, Check.........................................................4-14
Battery Operation Switch, Dual.........................................................2-31
Before Each Operation..........................................................................3-4
Before Starting........................................................................................3-6
Bilge Cleaner...........................................................................................4-9
Bilge Pump Switch, Manual and Automatic.....................................2-30
Blower Switch........................................................................................2-30
Boarding Platforms, Swim/.................................................................2-65
Cables, Inspect Throttle and Shift......................................................4-13
Canvas Cover........................................................................................2-69
Canvas Covers (Cleaning).....................................................................4-6
Care and Maintenance...........................................................................4-1
Carpet (Cleaning)...................................................................................4-4
Changing Propellers.............................................................................4-23
Charger, Battery....................................................................................2-33
Chartplotter, GPS and..........................................................................2-32
Charts, Nautical......................................................................................1-9
Check Ballast Pump Impeller.............................................................4-18
Check Battery Is Fully Charged..........................................................4-14
Check Engine Mounts.........................................................................4-17
Check Propeller Shaft Coupling Alignment.....................................4-17
Check Safety Equipment.....................................................................4-16
Checking/Repairing Propellers..........................................................4-23
Chrome, Stainless Steel and..................................................................4-3
Circuit Breakers....................................................................................2-30
Cleaning & Detailing Kit.....................................................................4-10
Cleaning and Storage, General...........................................................4-16
Cleaning the Boat...................................................................................4-4
Cold Water Survival.............................................................................1-10
Comfort and Convenience..................................................................2-69
Common Sense Approach..................................................................1-12
Communications..................................................................................1-11
Conditions, Unusual Operating.........................................................3-10
Connections and Hold-Downs, Inspect Battery..............................4-12
Control, Shift/Throttle.........................................................................2-35
Controls Common to Most Models...................................................2-30
Controls, Convenience........................................................................2-67
Controls, Performance.........................................................................2-33
Controls, Sport Enhancement............................................................2-62
Convenience Controls.........................................................................2-67
Convenience, Comfort and.................................................................2-69
Coolers...................................................................................................2-69
Corrosion Prevention............................................................................4-3
Corrosion, Galvanic...............................................................................4-3
Corrosion, Salt Water.............................................................................4-3
Coupling Alignment, Check Propeller Shaft....................................4-17
Courtesy Lights Switch........................................................................2-67
Courtesy...................................................................................................3-8
Covers (Cleaning), Canvas....................................................................4-6
Covers, Canvas......................................................................................2-69
Cradle, Storage........................................................................................4-2
Crossing (Vessels).................................................................................1-14
Cruise Control Gauge..........................................................................2-33
Display Selector Switch........................................................................2-67
Docking and Tie-Up............................................................................3-10
Documentation, Registration and Numbering..................................1-6
Dual Battery Operation Switch..........................................................2-31
During Operation...................................................................................3-4
Electronic Instrumentation.................................................................2-29
Emergencies............................................................................................3-8
Empty/Fill Switches, Ballast................................................................2-63
Enclosed Head (Cleaning)....................................................................4-7
Encountering Vessels, Rules When....................................................1-14
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Index • Page 5-8
Engine Emergency Safety Stop Switch...............................................2-31
Engine Hatch Switch............................................................................2-67
Engine Mounts, Check........................................................................4-17
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge..................................................................2-34
Engine Synchronizing Switch.............................................................2-34
Engine, Starting the................................................................................3-6
Engines, ILMOR Marine.......................................................................3-2
Equipment, Check Safety....................................................................4-16
Equipment, Recommended..................................................................1-6
Equipment, Required.............................................................................1-3
Equipment, Safety...................................................................................1-3
Exhaust Flaps for Damage, Inspect....................................................4-18
Exhaust System for Leaks, Inspect...........................................4-14, 4-15
Fiberglass Swim Platform (Cleaning)..................................................4-5
Fill Switches, Ballast Empty/...............................................................2-63
Fire Extinguisher and Suppression Units..........................................4-19
Fire Extinguishers...................................................................................1-3
Fire Port...................................................................................................1-4
Fire Suppression and Extinguishing .........................................1-3, 2-70
Fire Suppression, Automatic.................................................................1-3
First Hours of Operation.......................................................................3-5
First Time Operation.............................................................................3-9
Fishing Vessel Right-of-Way...............................................................1-15
Flaps for Damage, Inspect Exhaust....................................................4-18
Float Plan.................................................................................................1-8
Frequency and Scheduled Maintenance............................................4-11
Fuel Gauge.............................................................................................2-35
Fuel System for Leakage, Inspect Complete.....................................4-19
Fuel System for Leaks, Inspect..................................................4-13, 4-15
Fuel System Treatment.........................................................................4-20
Fueling, Using Care When....................................................................3-2
Fuels Outside the United States and Canada......................................3-3
Fuels with Alcohol, Using Oxygenated Fuels or.................................3-3
Galvanic Corrosion................................................................................4-3
Gasoline to Use, What Type of.............................................................3-2
Gauge Backlighting Switch, Instrument Panel.................................2-68
Gauge, Cruise Control.........................................................................2-33
Gauge, Engine Oil Pressure.................................................................2-34
Gauge, Fuel............................................................................................2-35
Gauge, Temperature.............................................................................2-36
Gauge, Video Display (190, 197, X-7, X-1).......................................2-37
Gauge, Video Display (All other models).........................................2-54
Gauge, Video Display (X-Star)...........................................................2-46
Gears, Shifting.........................................................................................3-7
General Cleaning and Storage............................................................4-16
General Power Package Preparation..................................................4-21
General Precautions...............................................................................1-2
General Preparation.............................................................................4-20
General Prudential Rule......................................................................1-15
Glass Cleaner..........................................................................................4-9
GPS and Chartplotter..........................................................................2-32
Growth, Marine......................................................................................4-3
Guide to Individual Models..................................................................2-1
Hatch Switch, Engine...........................................................................2-67
Head (Cleaning), Enclosed...................................................................4-7
Head.......................................................................................................2-70
Heat Switches, Seat...............................................................................2-68
Heater Switch........................................................................................2-68
Heater.....................................................................................................2-71
Heaters, Seat..........................................................................................2-73
High Speed Operation...........................................................................3-9
Hints, Operational..................................................................................3-8
Hold-Downs, Inspect Battery Connections and..............................4-12
Horn.......................................................................................................2-31
Hull (Cleaning).......................................................................................4-4
Hull Cleaner............................................................................................4-9
Hydraulic Steering System..................................................................2-35
Hypothermia.........................................................................................1-10
Ignition Key Slot...................................................................................2-32
Ignition START-STOP.........................................................................2-32
ILMOR Marine Engines........................................................................3-2
Immersion Suits....................................................................................1-10
Individual Models, Guide to.................................................................2-1
Inflatable Life Rafts...............................................................................1-10
Inspect Battery Connections and Hold-Downs...............................4-12
Inspect Complete Fuel System for Leakage......................................4-19
Inspect Exhaust Flaps for Damage.....................................................4-18
Inspect Exhaust System for Leaks............................................4-14, 4-15
Inspect Fuel System for Leaks...................................................4-13, 4-15
Inspect Propeller Shaft Log.................................................................4-15
Inspect Seacock Strainer......................................................................4-12
Inspect Throttle and Shift Cables.......................................................4-13
Inspections............................................................................................4-16
Instrument Panel Gauge Backlighting Switch..................................2-68
Instrumentation, Electronic................................................................2-29
Key Slot, Ignition..................................................................................2-32
Labels, Warning Plates and...................................................................1-8
Ladders..................................................................................................2-71
Law Enforcement..................................................................................1-11
Leakage, Inspect Complete Fuel System for.....................................4-19
Leaks, Inspect Exhaust System for...........................................4-14, 4-15
License, Operator’s.................................................................................1-6
Life Rafts, Inflatable..............................................................................1-10
Lifting Eyes, Using..................................................................................4-2
Lifting Slings, Using...............................................................................4-2
Lifting the Boat.......................................................................................4-2
Light Switch, Aft...................................................................................2-67
Lighting..................................................................................................2-72
Lights Switch, Courtesy.......................................................................2-67
Lights Switch, Navigation/Anchor ....................................................2-32
Lights Switch, Tower............................................................................2-68
Lights Switch, Underwater..................................................................2-68
Limited Warranty Statement.................................................................5-1
Loading....................................................................................................3-8
Low Voltage Battery Alarm.................................................................2-35
Lubricate Shift and Throttle System...................................................4-18
Lubricate Steering System...................................................................4-18
Maintenance Service, MasterCraft.....................................................4-11
Maintenance, Annual...........................................................................4-17
Maintenance, Care and..........................................................................4-1
Maintenance, Frequency and Scheduled...........................................4-11
Maintenance, Other.............................................................................4-19
Maintenance, Propeller........................................................................4-23
Maintenance, Scheduled......................................................................4-12
Maneuvering, Basic................................................................................3-9
Manual and Automatic Bilge Pump Switch......................................2-30
Marine Growth.......................................................................................4-3
Markings, Reading Buoys and Other.................................................1-15
MasterCraft Boat Care Products..........................................................4-9
MasterCraft Maintenance Service......................................................4-11
Measurements.......................................................................................2-28
Meeting (Vessels)..................................................................................1-14
Microfiber Detailing Cloths................................................................4-10
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Index • Page 5-9
Mirrors...................................................................................................2-63
Models, Guide to Individual.................................................................2-1
Mounts, Check Engine........................................................................4-17
Nautical Charts.......................................................................................1-9
Navigation/Anchor Lights Switch......................................................2-32
New Boat Break-In (Maintenance)....................................................4-11
New Boat Break-In.................................................................................3-5
Non-Recommended Products (Cleaning)..........................................4-8
Numbering and Documentation, Registration..................................1-6
Oil Pressure Gauge, Engine.................................................................2-34
Operating Conditions, Unusual.........................................................3-10
Operation, After.....................................................................................3-4
Operation, Before Each.........................................................................3-4
Operation, During..................................................................................3-4
Operation, First Hours of......................................................................3-5
Operation, First Time............................................................................3-9
Operation, Starting and Basic...............................................................3-6
Operational Hints...................................................................................3-8
Operator’s License..................................................................................1-6
Operator’s Responsibilities....................................................................1-8
Other Alarms........................................................................................2-35
Other Maintenance..............................................................................4-19
Other Special Situations......................................................................1-15
Other Winterization Preparations.....................................................4-21
Overtaking (Vessels)............................................................................1-15
Oxygenated Fuels or Fuels with Alcohol, Using.................................3-3
Performance Controls..........................................................................2-33
Personal Flotation Devices....................................................................1-4
PFD Accessibility....................................................................................1-5
Plates and Labels, Warning...................................................................1-8
Platform (Cleaning), Fiberglass Swim.................................................4-5
Platforms, Swim/Boarding..................................................................2-65
Plug ’n Play............................................................................................2-63
Power Package Preparation, General.................................................4-21
Preparation..............................................................................................3-1
Preparation, General............................................................................4-20
Preparations, Ballast System...............................................................4-22
Preparations, other Winterization......................................................4-21
Prevention, Corrosion...........................................................................4-3
Products (Cleaning), Recommended..................................................4-8
Products (Cleaning, Non-Recommended...........................................4-8
Products, MasterCraft Boat Care.........................................................4-9
Propeller Maintenance.........................................................................4-23
Propeller Shaft Coupling Alignment, Check....................................4-17
Propeller Shaft Log, Inspect................................................................4-15
Propellers, Changing............................................................................4-23
Propellers, Checking/Repairing.........................................................4-23
ProStar 190..............................................................................................2-2
ProStar 197, X-7......................................................................................2-4
ProStar 214, X-14...................................................................................2-6
ProStar 214V, X-14V..............................................................................2-8
Pump Impeller, Check Ballast.............................................................4-18
Pump Switch, Manual and Automatic Bilge.....................................2-30
Rafts, Inflatable Life..............................................................................1-10
Re-Activating the Boat After Storage.................................................4-22
Reading Buoys and Other Markings..................................................1-15
Receptacle, 12-Volt...............................................................................2-67
Recommended Equipment...................................................................1-6
Recommended Products (Cleaning)...................................................4-8
Refrigeration.........................................................................................2-72
Refrigerator Switch...............................................................................2-68
Registration and Transfer, Warranty....................................................5-6
Registration, Numbering and Documentation..................................1-6
Required Equipment..............................................................................1-3
Responsibilities, Operator’s...................................................................1-8
Right-of-Way, Fishing Vessel..............................................................1-15
Right-of-Way, Sailing Vessel...............................................................1-15
Rope, Ski/Wakeboard..........................................................................2-64
Rules of the Open Water......................................................................1-14
Rules When Encountering Vessels.....................................................1-14
Rules/Sound Signals, Steering and Sailing........................................1-14
Safety Afloat............................................................................................1-7
Safety Checks and Services...................................................................3-4
Safety Equipment....................................................................................1-3
Safety Equipment, Check....................................................................4-16
Safety Knowledge...................................................................................1-1
Safety Stop Switch, Engine Emergency..............................................2-31
Safety........................................................................................................1-2
Safety, Skiing and Wakeboarding.........................................................1-7
Sailing Rules/Sound Signals, Steering and........................................1-14
Sailing Vessel Right-of-Way................................................................1-15
Salt Water Corrosion..............................................................................4-3
Scheduled Maintenance.......................................................................4-12
Seacock Strainer, Inspect.....................................................................4-12
Seat Heat Switches................................................................................2-68
Seat Heaters...........................................................................................2-73
Seating....................................................................................................2-73
Selector Switch, Display.......................................................................2-67
Service Log..............................................................................................5-7
Shaft Coupling Alignment, Check Propeller....................................4-17
Shaft Log, Inspect Propeller................................................................4-15
Shift and Throttle System, Lubricate..................................................4-18
Shift/Throttle Control..........................................................................2-35
Shifting Gears..........................................................................................3-7
Shower and/or Slick Boot Switch.......................................................2-68
Shower or Wash Down........................................................................2-74
Situations, Other Special.....................................................................1-15
Ski/Wakeboard Rope...........................................................................2-64
Skiing and Wakeboarding Safety..........................................................1-7
Slick Boot Switch, Shower and/or......................................................2-68
Slick Boot.................................................................................................4-7
Slings, Using Lifting...............................................................................4-2
Slot, Ignition Key..................................................................................2-32
Sound Producing Devices.....................................................................1-5
Sound Signals, Steering and Sailing Rules........................................1-14
Special Situations, Other.....................................................................1-15
Speedometer..........................................................................................2-36
Sport Enhancement Controls.............................................................2-62
Spray Wax..............................................................................................4-10
Stainless Steel and Chrome...................................................................4-3
Starting and Basic Operation................................................................3-6
Starting the Engine.................................................................................3-6
Starting, Before.......................................................................................3-6
START-STOP, Ignition.........................................................................2-32
Staying Afloat........................................................................................1-10
Steering and Sailing Rules/Sound Signals.........................................1-14
Steering System, Hydraulic.................................................................2-35
Steering System, Lubricate..................................................................4-18
Stereo Equipment.................................................................................2-74
Stopping...................................................................................................3-7
Storage and Winterization...................................................................4-20
Storage Cradle.........................................................................................4-2
Storage, General Cleaning and...........................................................4-16
Storage, Re-Activating the Boat After................................................4-22
Strainer, Inspect Seacock.....................................................................4-12
MasterCraft 2012 Owners Manual • Index • Page 5-10
Surf Tab Switch.....................................................................................2-64
Survival, Cold Water............................................................................1-10
Swim Platform (Cleaning), Fiberglass.................................................4-5
Swim/Boarding Platforms...................................................................2-65
Switch, Aft Light...................................................................................2-67
Switch, Attitude Adjustment or Trim Tab.........................................2-62
Switch, Blower.......................................................................................2-30
Switch, Courtesy Lights.......................................................................2-67
Switch, Display Selector.......................................................................2-67
Switch, Dual Battery Operation.........................................................2-31
Switch, Engine Emergency Safety Stop..............................................2-31
Switch, Engine Hatch...........................................................................2-67
Switch, Engine Synchronizing............................................................2-34
Switch, Heater.......................................................................................2-68
Switch, Instrument Panel Gauge Backlighting.................................2-68
Switch, Manual and Automatic Bilge Pump.....................................2-30
Switch, Navigation/Anchor Lights.....................................................2-32
Switch, Refrigerator..............................................................................2-68
Switch, Shower and/or Slick Boot......................................................2-68
Switch, Surf Tab....................................................................................2-64
Switch, Tower Lights............................................................................2-68
Switch, Wash Down.............................................................................2-68
Switches, Ballast Empty/Fill................................................................2-63
Switches, Seat Heat...............................................................................2-68
Synchronizing Switch, Engine............................................................2-34
Tables......................................................................................................2-74
Tachometer............................................................................................2-36
Teak Wood (Cleaning)...........................................................................4-4
Temperature Gauge..............................................................................2-36
Throttle and Shift Cables, Inspect......................................................4-13
Throttle Control, Shift/........................................................................2-35
Throttle System, Lubricate Shift and..................................................4-18
Tie-Up, Docking and...........................................................................3-10
Tower Lights Switch.............................................................................2-68
Towers....................................................................................................2-66
Transfer, Warranty Registration and ...................................................5-6
Trim Tab Switch, Attitude Adjustment or.........................................2-62
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................4-24
Vessel Right-of-Way, Fishing..............................................................1-15
Vessel Right-of-Way, Sailing...............................................................1-15
Vessels, Rules When Encountering....................................................1-14
Video Display Gauge (190, 197, X-7, X-1)........................................2-37
Video Display Gauge (All other models)..........................................2-54
Video Display Gauge (X-Star)............................................................2-46
Vinyl Dressing.........................................................................................4-9
Visual Distress Signals...........................................................................1-5
Voltage Battery Alarm, Low................................................................2-35
Voltmeter...............................................................................................2-36
Wakeboard Rope, Ski/.........................................................................2-64
Wakeboarding Safety, Skiing and.........................................................1-7
Warning Plates and Labels....................................................................1-8
Warranty Registration and Transfer....................................................5-6
Warranty Statement, Limited................................................................5-1
Wash Down Switch..............................................................................2-68
Wash Down, Shower or.......................................................................2-74
Weather....................................................................................................1-9
What Type of Gasoline to Use..............................................................3-2
When the Boat Is Not Used for a While..............................................3-3
Windshield (Cleaning)..........................................................................4-5
Winterization Preparations, Other....................................................4-21
Winterization, Storage and..................................................................4-20
X-1..........................................................................................................2-10
X-14, ProStar 214...................................................................................2-6
X-14V, ProStar 214V..............................................................................2-8
X-15, 215V ...........................................................................................2-14
X-2, 200V...............................................................................................2-12
X-25, 225V............................................................................................2-16
X-35, 235V............................................................................................2-18
X-45, 245V............................................................................................2-20
X-55, 255V............................................................................................2-22
X-7, ProStar 197......................................................................................2-4
X-80, 280................................................................................................2-26
X-Star.....................................................................................................2-24
Underwater Lights Switch...................................................................2-68
Underway................................................................................................3-7
Unusual Operating Conditions..........................................................3-10
Upholstery Cleaning Information, Additional...................................4-8
Upholstery...............................................................................................4-7
Using Care When Fueling.....................................................................3-2
Using Lifting Eyes...................................................................................4-2
Using Lifting Slings................................................................................4-2
Using Oxygenated Fuels or Fuels with Alcohol..................................3-3
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