Dear Nautique Owner,
Welcome to the Nautique Family! For over 80 years, Nautique has
been dedicated to providing our customers and their families with
the finest inboard boats available. It’s our passion to create the best
performing boats in the industry. Boats that allow you to escape the
routine of every day life. Our customers don’t just own a Nautique,
they live the Nautique life.
Your boat has been built with the best material and workmanship
available, a legacy handed down from our founder. Our wealth of
experience gives us the edge in innovation, quality and
performance. We have the most dedicated and loyal employees in
the industry. Hands down. Every day, our employees do more than
just punch a clock; they take personal pride in every boat that comes
down the line.
Review this Owner’s Manual for your boat. We have assembled this
manual to inform you about your Nautique and educate you further
on boating. Please pay particular attention to the safety statements
labeled as DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and NOTICE. These
statements alert you to possible safety hazards to avoid so you can
have a safer boating experience. There are also many tips and tricks
on care and maintenance sprinkled throughout the manual. Boating
is very important to us and we would like you to enjoy many years of
boating in your Nautique.
By purchasing a Nautique, you have taken the first step in trading
your old lifestyle for a new one. Now that you own a Nautique, life as
you know it will never be the same.
Enjoy the Nautique Life.
The Nautique Team
Keep your heart with all diligence,
for out of it spring the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23
P/N 130172
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Record Important Information
In addition to this manual, your Nautique boat is supplied with component
manufacturer information such as instructions, warranties or other important
information. Read these materials carefully since improper operation and
maintenance can void the warranty and jeopardize personal safety.
Safeguard information about your Nautique boat, by recording the Hull
Identification Number (HIN) and the model of your boat, and the model
and serial numbers of your engine/transmission and trailer, if applicable.
Your HIN is located on the top right side of the transom, above the water
line. The U.S. Coast Guard requires that your HIN be permanently affixed
and remain on the top right side of the transom. The first two digits refer
to the country of manufacture (U.S.). The next three digits represent the
Nautique manufacturer, Correct Craft, Inc. (CTC). The next five digits are
the boat’s serial number. The next digit is a letter from “A” where “A” =
January through “L” where “L” = December, designating the month the
boat was made.
The last three digits represent the last digit of the year the boat was built
and the final two digits of the boat model year. A boat built in July 2006 is
actually a 2007 model boat. Example: A boat with “607” as the last digits
indicates the boat was built in 2006, but it is a 2007 model boat.
Hull
HIN ___________________________________________________________
Date Purchased _________________________________________________
Dealer/Phone __________________________________________________
Ignition Key Number ____________________________________________
Registration Number/State _______________________________________
Engine
Model Number _________________________________________________
Serial Number __________________________________________________
Trailer
Model Number _________________________________________________
Serial Number __________________________________________________
Accessory
Model Number _________________________________________________
Serial Number __________________________________________________
The identification numbers are important! Keep a copy of these numbers
stored in a safe place off the boat. In case of theft, damage, etc., report
these numbers to the local authorities, your insurance agent and your
Nautique dealer.
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Boater’s Checklist
For improved safety and enjoyment, check each of these items:
Check Before You Launch Your Boat:
• Read both the engine and the boat operator manuals.
• Drain plug (Securely in place?)
• Propeller Condition (Prop nut tight and secured, no cracked
or bent blades, prop turns freely?)
• Steering System (Working smoothly and properly, self
locking nuts in place?)
• Battery (Fully charged, cable terminals clean and tight?)
• Capacity Plate (Are you overloaded?)
• Weather conditions (Safe to go out?)
• Fuel and Oil (Sufficient for trip, check bilge area for gas
odor, no leaks?)
• Hoses and Connectors (No leaks or damage?)
• Electrical Equipment (Lights, horn, pumps, etc.?)
• Safety Equipment (Fire extinguisher, bailer, paddle, anchor
and line, mooring lines, signaling device, tool kit, first aid
kit, first aid manual?)
• Personal Flotation Devices for all occupants
• Float Plan submitted to Responsible Person (Verbal or
written?)
Check Before You Start Your Engine:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Fuel (Sufficient for trip, check bilge area for gas odor?)
Control Lever in Neutral
Capacity Plate (Are you overloaded?)
Personal Flotation Devices for all occupants
Seating (Everyone in proper place?)
Engine Stop Switch and Lanyard (Operational and securely
fastened?)
• No one in water near boat
• Keep firm and continuous grip on steering wheel
• Engine Cooling Water Valve open
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Restricted Areas
Before boating, check with Local, State and Federal authorities to
identify restricted areas. Because of the threat of terrorism, the U.S.
Coast Guard has and will continue to implement strict limits on
watercraft near U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships and other
potential targets.
Proposition 65
A wide variety of components used on this vessel contain or emit chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm.
EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
Engine and generator exhaust.
Engine and generator fuel, and other liquids such as coolants and oil, especially used motor oil.
Cooking fuels.
Cleaners, paints and substances used for vessel repair.
Waste materials that result from wear of vessel components.
Lead from battery terminals and from other sources such as ballast or fishing sinkers.
TO AVOID HARM:
Keep away from engine, generator and cooking fuel exhaust fumes.
Wash area thoroughly with soap and water after handling the substances above.
California Health & Safety Code 25249.5-.13
KC-0206-B
Emission Control Warranty
Information
The engine in your Nautique boat meets the
strict requirements set forth by the California
Air Resources Board (CARB). The engine has a
special environmental tag and the boat has this
label affixed to it. The tag and the label are
CORC013
required by the California Air Resources Board
(CARB). The label has 1, 2, 3 or 4 stars. The label MUST be affixed
to the boat, if the boat is operated in the state of California and/or
bordering waters.
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Boating Terminology
LENGTH OVERALL (LOA)
BEAM
PORT
SIDE
STARBOARD
SIDE
HELM
TRANSOM
AFT
STERN
GUNWALE
FORWARD
BOW
FREEBOARD
WATERLINE
DRAFT
CORC001
* An easy way to remember PORT side from STARBOARD side is
“PORT” and “LEFT” both have four letters.
Product Improvement
Because of our policy of continuous product improvement, the
illustrations used in this manual may not look the same as on your
boat and are intended only as representative reference views. Some
illustrations may also show optional accessories which may or may
not be available for your boat. Many optional accessories can only
be installed at the time the boat is manufactured and cannot be
installed by your dealer. Your dealer will be happy to provide details
on installing accessories.
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Table of Contents
Welcome.....................................i
Record Important
Information...............................ii
Boater’s Checklist ....................iii
Restricted Areas .......................iv
Proposition 65 ..........................iv
Emission Control Warranty
Information ..............................iv
Boating Terminology................v
Product Improvement..............v
Boating Safety ......................1-1
Safety While Boating .............1-1
General Precautions..............1-3
Boat Safety Labels..................1-5
Boating Regulations ..............1-8
Boater Responsibilities..........1-8
Registration/
Documentation......................1-9
Insurance..............................1-10
Education Opportunities....1-10
Operating By Minors...........1-11
Overloading .........................1-11
Passenger Safety and
Seating ..................................1-13
Visibility ................................1-13
Boating Under the
Influence ..............................1-14
Reporting Accidents............1-15
Rendering Assistance ..........1-15
Required Safety
Equipment ...........................1-15
Life Saving Equipment ....1-16
Navigation Lights .............1-18
Horn or Whistle ...............1-18
Fire Extinguisher..............1-18
Visual Distress Signals ......1-18
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Recommended Safety
Equipment ...........................1-20
Emergency Stop Switch and
Lanyard.................................1-21
Emergencies.........................1-22
Fire/Explosion .................1-22
Capsizing and
Swamping..........................1-23
Collisions...........................1-23
Grounding ........................1-23
Water Rescue
(Man Overboard).............1-23
Medical Emergency..........1-24
Operation Failure.............1-24
Hazardous Conditions ........1-24
Shallow Water
Operation..........................1-24
Weeds ................................1-24
Dam Spillways ...................1-25
Weather/Seas....................1-25
Warning Markers..............1-26
Carbon Monoxide ...............1-27
Our Environment................1-28
Foreign Species ................1-28
Fuel/Oil Spillage..............1-28
Discharge/Disposal of
Waste..................................1-29
Excessive Noise.................1-29
Wake/Wash.......................1-29
Exhaust Emissions............1-29
Paints .................................1-29
Cleaning Agents ...............1-30
MARPOL Treaty ...............1-30
Watersport Safety.................1-30
Teak/Drag Surfing...........1-30
General Watersport
Precautions .......................1-32
Watersports Responsibility
Code ..................................1-35
Basic Rules of the Road .......2-1
Aids to Navigation .................2-1
USWMS System ..................2-2
Uniform State Regulatory
Markers................................2-3
FWMS System .....................2-3
Right of Way...........................2-5
Privileged Boats ..................2-5
Burdened Boats..................2-5
Crossing Situation ..............2-6
Meeting Head-On ..............2-7
Overtaking ..........................2-8
The General Prudential
Rule......................................2-9
Night Running....................2-9
200 .......................................3-1
Specifications .........................3-1
200 .......................................3-1
200 Nautique Dash Pod and
Console...................................3-3
200 Team Dash Pod and
Console...................................3-5
Keys .........................................3-5
Keypad ....................................3-7
200 Open Bow Deck
Layout .....................................3-8
200 Closed Bow Deck
Layout ...................................3-10
Standard and Optional
Equipment ...........................3-12
Controls and Indicators .......4-1
Steering ..................................4-1
Hydro-Gate™ Control and
SportShift™............................4-2
Shifter/Throttle.....................4-4
Emergency Stop Switch .....4-5
Nautique Dash Pod ...............4-6
Gauges .................................4-6
Speedometer Calibration ..4-7
Control Switches.................4-8
12-Volt Port .......................4-11
Nautique Digital
Cruise ................................4-12
Team Dash Pod....................4-15
Keypad...............................4-15
Switches .............................4-20
Nautique LINC 2.0 ..............4-22
Product Information........4-22
Basic Navigation
Features .............................4-23
Quick Access Key
Features .............................4-24
Menu Options ..................4-41
LINC 2.0 General
Troubleshooting Guide....4-49
Standard Equipment...........4-50
Watersports Tow Point.....4-50
Bow Features - Open
Bow Only...........................4-51
Driver’s Seat
Adjustment........................4-52
Rearview Mirror
Adjustment........................4-53
Observer’s Seat .................4-54
200 Engine Box Cover/
Lifting/Removal...............4-55
Walk-Thru Windshield
Opening/Latching...........4-56
Dash Storage.....................4-56
Boarding Platform ...........4-57
Engine Cooling Water
Intake Valve.......................4-59
Battery Disconnect
Switch ................................4-59
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Nautique Electrical
System................................4-59
Fuel Tank ..........................4-60
Optional Equipment ...........4-61
Stereo and Speaker
Pods ...................................4-61
Folding Instructions for
Flight Control Tower® –
Optional ............................4-62
Bimini Top ........................4-63
Rudder Remote Lube ......4-64
Optional Accessories ...........4-64
Stereo and Speaker
Pods ...................................4-64
Boat Systems ........................5-1
Fuel System.............................5-1
Optional Heater System........5-3
Bilge System ...........................5-4
12-Volt System ........................5-6
Getting Underway ................6-1
Safety Checklist ......................6-1
Safety Equipment ..................6-2
Fueling....................................6-2
Gasoline Containing
Alcohol ................................6-3
When Fueling .....................6-4
After Fueling.......................6-5
Boarding.................................6-5
Boat Planing...........................6-5
Pre-Operation Checks...........6-6
Flooded Engine................6-11
Break In Procedure..........6-13
Propeller Selection...........6-13
Shifting .................................6-14
Steering ................................6-14
Stopping ...............................6-15
Docking ................................6-15
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Running................................7-1
Hydro-Gate™..........................7-1
Maneuvering Techniques .....7-2
Tow Pattern ............................7-3
Freezing Temperatures .........7-4
Anchoring ..............................7-4
Dropping Anchor...............7-5
Weighing (Pulling In)
Anchor.................................7-5
Performance Boating............7-6
Propellers ...............................7-6
Care and Maintenance .........8-1
General Maintenance............8-1
Engine Intake Raw Water
Strainer................................8-2
Bilge Pumps ...........................8-4
CE Bilge Discharge Filter......8-4
Cartridge Replacement......8-5
Propeller.................................8-6
Removal...............................8-6
Installation ..........................8-7
Through-Hull Fittings ...........8-7
Quick Oil Drain System ........8-8
Salt Water Boating.................8-9
Freshwater Flushing Kit Optional .................................8-9
Proper Use of Freshwater
Flushing Kit.........................8-9
Coastal Edition.....................8-10
Battery Maintenance ...........8-11
Gelcoat Maintenance ..........8-13
Care of Metal .......................8-14
Care of Glass ........................8-15
Adhesive-Backed
Non-Skid...............................8-15
Vinyl Maintenance and
Cleaning ...............................8-15
Tunable Rudder...................8-17
Rudder Remote Lube
Fitting (if equipped) ........8-18
Troubleshooting ...................9-1
Trouble Check Chart ............9-2
Performance .......................9-2
Electrical..............................9-3
Storage ...............................10-1
Lifting Rings.........................10-1
Winterizing Your Boat.........10-3
Winterizing the Heater
System (in Closed-Cooled
Engines Only)...................10-4
Check for Water in Your Fuel
System ...................................10-5
Trailer/Trailering ................10-7
Hitch..................................10-7
Wiring................................10-7
Security..............................10-7
Towing Your Boat .............10-8
Long Trips.........................10-9
Exceptions .........................W-2
Procedure ..........................W-4
NAUTIQUE COASTAL
EDITION LIMITED
WARRANTY ..........................W-5
Lifetime Limited
Warranty.............................W-5
Transferable Lifetime
Limited Warranty ..............W-5
Boat Three (3) Year
Transferable Limited
Warranty.............................W-6
Gel Coat One (1) Year
Non-transferable Limited
Warranty.............................W-6
Engine Warranty ...............W-6
Exceptions .........................W-7
Procedure ..........................W-9
Glossary ..............................G-1
Warranty..............................W-1
NAUTIQUE LIMITED
WARRANTY ..........................W-1
Lifetime Limited
Warranty.............................W-1
Transferable Lifetime
Limited Warranty ..............W-1
Boat Five (5) Year
Transferable Limited
Warranty.............................W-2
Gel Coat Three (3) Year
Non-transferable Limited
Warranty.............................W-2
Engine/Power Train.........W-2
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NOTES
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Section 1
Boating Safety
Safety While Boating
Boating-related accidents are generally caused by the operator’s
failure to follow basic safety rules or written precautions. Most
accidents can be avoided if the operator is completely familiar with
the boat, its operation and can recognize potentially hazardous
situations.
In addition to everyday safety, failure to observe the safety
recommendations may result in severe personal injury or death to
you or to others. Use caution and common sense when operating
your boat. Do not take unnecessary chances! Remember that at
least three people are needed for safely towing watersport
participants.
Failure to adhere to these warnings may result in severe injury or
death to you and/or others.
• Look before you turn the boat. As a boater you are obligated
to maintain a course and speed unless it is safe to alter
course and speed. Look before you turn.
• 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.
• 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 minutes. Failure to do so may result in fire or
explosion. If you smell gasoline vapor or see liquid gasoline,
DO NOT start the engine.
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• DO NOT operate the boat while under the influence of
alcohol or other drugs.
• DO NOT stand or allow passengers to stand in the boat, or
sit on the transom, seat backs, engine cover or sides of the
boat while the engine is running. You or others may be
thrown from the boat.
• DO NOT allow any type of spark or open flame on board. It
may result in fire or explosion.
• DO NOT leave children in the boat without adult
supervision.
• DO NOT sit in front of the operator to avoid obstructing the
operator’s view.
• DO NOT dive from the boat without being absolutely sure
of the depth of the water, otherwise severe injury or death
may occur from striking the bottom or submerged objects.
• DO NOT swim near the boat when the engine is running.
Being in NEUTRAL is not enough, the propeller may still be
turning and carbon monoxide may be present.
• DO NOT replace your boat’s marine parts with automotive
parts.
• DO NOT remove or modify any components of the fuel
system except for maintenance by qualified personnel.
Tampering with fuel components may cause a hazardous
condition.
• DO NOT wrap ski lines or mooring lines around any body
part which may become entangled in the line if you fall
overboard and the boat is moving.
• Keep track of ski lines and dock lines so they do not become
entangled in the propeller.
• Be sure to securely attach the engine Emergency Stop switch
lanyard to a part of your clothing, such as a belt loop, when
operating the boat.
• Be sure to keep a watch for other boats, swimmers and
obstructions in the water. Stay away from other boats and
personal watercraft.
• Be sure to have an experienced operator at the helm and
always have at least three people present for safe towing –
one to drive, one to observe and one to ski or ride.
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Boating Safety
• Seek shelter from open water if there is threat of lightning.
• Operate slowly in congested areas such as marinas and
mooring areas.
• The bow may be slippery. Do not go forward while the
engine is running.
• When you leave the boat take the keys with you. This will
keep untrained and unauthorized persons from operating
the boat.
• Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide.
• DO NOT operate the engine in a confined space.
• DO NOT go under the boat cover with the engine
running or shortly after the engine has been running.
• DO NOT use boarding platform with the engine
running.
• DO NOT “teak surf.”
• Allow adequate ventilation with fresh air before
entering.
• Slow down when crossing waves or wake in order to
minimize the impact on passengers and the boat.
General Precautions
Your safety, the safety of your passengers and other boaters are
among your responsibilities as operator of this boat. Your boat must
be in compliance with USCG safety equipment regulations. You
should know how to react correctly to adverse weather conditions,
have good navigation skills, and follow the "Rules of the Road" as
defined by the USCG and state/county/local regulations.
Before each outing you should check all safety equipment, such as
fire extinguishers, PFDs, flares, distress flags, flashlights and
emergency stop switch. They should be operable, in good
condition, readily visible and easily accessed.
Know the weight capacity of your boat. DO NOT overload your
boat.
This section covers general boating safety information. Throughout
this manual specific precautions and symbols identify safety related
information.
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Section 1
!
!
!
The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BECOME
ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
!
Indicates a hazardous situation, which, if
not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation, which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
that, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate
injury or property damage. It may also be used to alert
against unsafe practices.
NOTICE
Indicates property damage message.
The precautions listed in this manual and on your Nautique boat
are not all-inclusive. If a procedure, method, tool or part is not
specifically recommended, you must satisfy yourself that it is safe for
you and others, and that the boat will not be damaged or made
unsafe as a result of your decision. REMEMBER - USE COMMON
SENSE WHEN OPERATING YOUR BOAT!
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Boating Safety
Boat Safety Labels
Your Nautique boat is affixed with various safety labels at the time
of manufacture. These labels appear at specific locations on the
boat where safety is of particular concern. Safety labels must be
legible. If you suspect a label is missing or one becomes damaged,
contact your Nautique dealer for immediate replacement.
CORC091A
CORC007A
Tow Pylon
Water Strainer
CORC006A
CORC216A
Inside Engine Box and
Fuel Fill
Throttle Control
CORC008A
Transom Warning
CORC010A
Cross Member/
Boarding Platform
WARNING!
BEFORE OPERATING
ENGINE, INSPECT
FOR LEAKAGE
If leakage is present, do not operate engine!
CORC092A
Engine
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Avoid personal injury
or property damage
caused by flying objects.
Remove any items from
board racks when
trailering boat.
WARNING! DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO START OR OPERATE
ENGINE WITH FLAME ARRESTOR REMOVED
CORC094A
CORC093A
Flame Arrestor
Board Racks
CORC064A
Walk Through Windshield
CORC0261
CUT
OUT
CUT
OUT
CUT
OUT
CORC0331
Improper loading may
cause operating instability and loss of control
resulting in injury or death. Place persons and
gear in a way that distributes weight evenly.
3 PERSONS
OR 350 LBS
350 LBS. PERSONS, GEAR
CORC0425
200 Open Bow
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Boating Safety
Failure to follow these
guidelines can result in
injury or death. Do not tow
more than two persons at
one time from this tow
tower. The tow tower
should only be used for
waterskis, wakeboards, or
recreational towables and
not for parasailing, kite
flying, or towing other
boats, etc. Do not add any
attachments that are not
installed by Correct Craft,
Inc. Do not climb on, sit on,
stand on, jump off, or dive
off the tow tower. Never
allow passengers to sit
behind
the
towrope
attachment point. Never
allow loose towrope 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.
CORC095A
CORC011A
Flight Control Tower®
Fuel Control Cell
CORC0329
CORC0262
Side Console
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Boating Regulations
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is the authority of the waterways;
they are there to help the boating public. State boating regulations
are enforced by local authorities. You are subject to marine traffic
laws and "Rules of the Road" for both federal and state waterways;
you must stop if signaled to do so by enforcement officers, and
permit to be boarded if asked.
There are many pamphlets, prepared by the USCG, available to
you. These pamphlets explain "Rules of the Road," signal lights,
buoys, safety, international and inland regulations and much more
than is presented in the manual. For more information, contact
your local USCG Unit or visit http://www.uscgboating.org.
Boater Responsibilities
It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the operator of the
boat has been properly instructed in the lawful and safe operation
of this vessel. Therefore, before operating the boat, read this
owner/operator manual. Be sure you understand each item before
operating it. Improper operation or trailering of the boat could
lead to severe damage and/or injury.
At the time of delivery, the owner/operator is responsible for:
• Understanding warranty terms and conditions of your boat,
your engine and your trailer.
• Obtaining insurance.
• Examining boat to ensure proper operation of all systems.
Before operating the boat, the owner/operator is responsible for:
•
•
•
•
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Obtaining state registration of the boat.
Providing the proper USCG required safety equipment.
Following proper break-in procedure for the engine.
Understanding safety information and proper operating
procedures within this manual.
Boating Safety
While operating the boat, the owner/operator is responsible for:
• Knowing that all safety equipment and personal flotation
devices (PFDs) are in good condition and suitable for your
boat and passenger load.
• Knowing that the capacity of the load are within the limits
stated on the USCG Maximum Capacities Plate.
• Verifying that the emergency stop switch is in proper
operating condition.
• Ensuring that all passengers are properly and securely seated
in appropriate seating locations.
• Following safe operating practices and the “Rules of the
Road.”
• Understanding proper maintenance and knowledge of the
boat’s operating systems.
• Providing safety training for the passengers.
• Having at least one other passenger who is capable of
handling the boat in an emergency.
• Maintaining a proper lookout by sight and hearing.
• Avoiding use of alcohol and other drugs.
• Providing assistance to other boaters.
Registration/Documentation
The USCG requires that all power boats operated on the navigable
waters of the U.S. must be registered in the state of main use; also,
many states require registration in that state whenever boating on
waters within their state boundary. Contact your state boating
authorities (and neighboring states) for registration information
on boats and trailers. Your Nautique dealer can supply you with the
appropriate forms.
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Insurance
You must get insurance before operating your new boat. Insurance
for loss by fire, theft or other causes, or liability protection against
accidents is a must for responsible boaters. The boat owner is
legally responsible for any damage or injury caused when he, or
someone else operating the boat, is involved in an accident. Many
states have laws detailing minimum insurance needs. Your
insurance agent or your Nautique dealer may be able to supply you
with more information.
Education Opportunities
This manual is not intended to provide complete training on all
aspects of boat operation. We strongly recommend that all
operators of this boat seek additional training on boat handling
and safety. Have all operators become familiar with the handling
characteristics, and proper steering and control system usage
before attempting high speed operation.
Some states require youths 16 years of age and younger to complete
a boating safety course before operating any watercraft. Many
others require operators under the age of 18 to be licensed in small
boat operation.
Boat smart from the start, take a boating safety course and get a free
vessel safety check annually for your boat. For more information,
contact: United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, www.cgaux.org;
United States Power Squadrons, 1-888-FOR-USPS, www.usps.org.
Most boaters can enhance their enjoyment of boating experiences
through increased knowledge of safe operation, navigation and
regulation of pleasure boats. The following is a list of some other
agencies and organizations that offer Water Safety, First Aid and
CPR courses or information. To find boating safety courses in your
area, call your state’s local boating agency or the USCG boating
safety courseline at 1-800-336-2628 (1-800-245-2628 in Virginia).
• American Red Cross
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
• U.S. Power Squadrons
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Boating Safety
•
•
•
•
State Boating Offices
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
Boat Owners Association of the United States
National Safe Boating Council
Operating By Minors
Minors must be supervised by an adult whenever operating a boat.
Many states have laws regarding the minimum age and licensing
requirements of minors. Be sure to contact the state boating
authorities for information.
Overloading
!
An overloaded boat can cause death or
serious injury. Do not purposely overload or add any
additional water to the boat other than to the Nautique
Launch Control System.
DO NOT overload your boat. Your boat is equipped with a required
capacity plate indicating the maximum acceptable load as
determined by the manufacturer following certain Federal
guidelines. Place persons and gear in a way that distributes weight
evenly. If in doubt, contact your Nautique dealer.
CORC0264A
200 Open Bow
SKI NAUTIQUE 200 CB
CORRECT CRAFT, INC.
14700 AEROSPACE PKWY.
ORLANDO, FL 32832
1450
1450
CORC0265
200 Closed Bow
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The capacity plate is used by boat manufacturers participating in
the National Marine Manufacturers Association certification
program. Nautique has submitted your model for inspection and
compliance with their guidelines.
The capacity plate has the following information permanently
printed on it. It is attached to the boat by the throttle for the
operator to read before they drive the boat.
• The total weight of persons, gear and other items which the
boat is capable of carrying under normal conditions. This
weight must include any added ballast other than the
Nautique Launch Control System™.
• Death or serious injury can occur from overloading the boat.
DO NOT purposely overload your Nautique boat. Do not fill
the bilge area with water to act as ballast.
• The maximum number of persons allowed on the boat. This
information on the capacity plate applies under normal
conditions and special care must be used in any other than
normal conditions. Check the capacity plate on your boat
and abide by these limits.
NOTICE
Correct Craft, Inc. installs permanent wake enhancement ballast
tanks called the Launch Control System™ in some models. The full
weight of this system has already been considered in the boat weight
and therefore does not influence maximum capacity, unlike portable
ballast tanks or weights, which must be included as part of the gear
weight.
An overloaded boat will handle differently than a lightly loaded
one. Drive and turn your Nautique with this in mind. As
wakeboarding has developed, we have witnessed the advent of
ballast systems which add weight and increase the size of the wake.
The simplest ballast system on the market is the water ballast type,
such as the “phat sack.” It is not uncommon to see operators use
such systems and then put additional people in their boat. Please be
advised that this practice can lead to overloading your boat. Each
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Nautique boat has a required capacity label displaying the
maximum weight of people, gear and ballast that can be placed in
the boat. Always be aware of the load in your boat and do not load
the boat in excess of the listed capacity. The quest for the "phattest"
wake has caused some to excessively overload their boats.
Overloading the boat will affect the operation and, possibly result
in injury to persons inside and/or outside of the boat.
Passenger Safety and
Seating
Make sure that at least one passenger is familiar with the operation
and safety aspects of the boat in case of an emergency. Show all
passengers the location of emergency equipment and explain how
to use it.
The operator of the boat is responsible for the safety of the
passengers as well as his/her own safety. The operator should
ensure that all passengers are properly and securely seated in
appropriate seating locations before starting. Place persons and
gear in a way that distributes weight evenly.
While the engine is running, and during the boat mooring, all
occupants should be properly seated. DO NOT sit on the engine
box, seat backs, boarding platform or gunnels. You could fall
overboard and be hit by the propeller. DO NOT allow objects, arms
or legs, or any other body parts to hang over the bow or gunnels.
DO NOT stand while the boat is moving.
The operator MUST sit in the driver’s seat while the boat is moving
and all passengers remain properly seated.
Visibility
!
Obstructed visibility can cause death or
serious injury. Maintain clear visibility at all times.
Arrange passengers and equipment for maximum
visibility or designate a passenger to assist when
visibility is limited.
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The operator of the boat is responsible by law to "maintain a proper
lookout by sight and hearing." The operator must ensure that
he/she has an unobstructed view particularly to the front. No
passengers or equipment should block the operator’s view.
Look carefully before turning, especially when you are turning
around to pick up a fallen skier. Someone else may not be following
the “Rules of the Road.”
Keep a visual check for boats behind your boat. This is an area
where accidents can happen very quickly.
The boat should not be driven at a rate of speed faster than will
allow it to be brought to a full stop within the operator’s field of
view.
Boating Under the Influence
!
Impaired operation can cause death or
serious injury. Federal and state law prohibit operating a
boat under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.
These regulations are actively enforced.
Boating, alcohol and the use of other drugs just do not mix. Mixing
boating, alcohol and other drugs result in many marine accidents
and deaths. These substances decrease your reaction time and
impair your judgment. Combined with the sun, wind, waves and
noise of other watercraft, the effects of drugs are increased and will
significantly increase your reaction time. As the owner/operator,
you are responsible for the alcohol/drug use and onboard behavior
of your passengers.
NOTICE
If the operator’s blood alcohol content is above the legal limit, violators
are subject to a civil penalty up to $1,000.00 or criminal penalty up
to $5,000.00, one year imprisonment or both. Operating a boat under
the influence can also result in a loss of automobile driving privileges.
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Reporting Accidents
The USCG requires the owner or operator of a boat involved in an
accident, to report the incident to the proper marine law
enforcement agency for the state in which the accident occurred.
Immediate notification to the nearest State boating authority is
required if a person dies or disappears as a result of a recreational
boating accident. If a person dies or sustains injuries requiring
more than first aid, a formal report must be filed within 48 hours of
the accident. A formal report must be filed within 10 days for
accidents exceeding $500 in property damage or complete loss of
boat.
Rendering Assistance
If you see a distress signal or suspect a boat is in trouble, you must
assume it is a real emergency and render assistance immediately. By
law, the operator in charge of the craft is obligated to provide
assistance to any individual in danger if such assistance can be
provided safely. Failure to render assistance can result in a fine
and/or imprisonment.
The 1971 Boating Safety Act grants protection to a "Good
Samaritan" boater providing good faith assistance, and absolves a
boater from any civil liability arising from such assistance.
Required Safety Equipment
The Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 (FBSA/71) established
minimum safety standards for boats and associated equipment,
specified by the USCG. In addition, the ABYC and the NMMA work
with boat builders to develop voluntary standards that exceed base
requirements.
The included safety equipment on your Nautique boat meets or
exceeds the standards of the USCG, ABYC and the NMMA. Some
required safety equipment such as PFDs are not included with your
Nautique boat. Your Nautique dealer can help you choose the
appropriate equipment.
NOTICE
Many states’ equipment requirements go beyond USCG requirements.
Contact your state boating office for further information.
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Equipment requirements for coastal and
inland waters differ. Check with local
authorities or the USCG for further
information about coastal water requirements.
The following equipment may or may not be
required by federal/local regulations.
Life Saving Equipment
Federal law requires at least one Type I, II, III,
or V Personal Flotation Device (PFD), of the
proper size, for each person on board or being
towed, and at least one Type IV throwable PFD
in the boat.
Type I
Life Preservers
There are four types of PFDs to wear and
one type used for throwing in emergency
situations.
Type I Life Preserver: Most buoyant PFDs
are effective on all waters, especially open,
rough water.
Type II
Buoyant Vests
Type II Buoyant Vest: Good for calm water
near shore on most inland waters where quick
rescue is likely.
Type III Flotation Aid: Good for most
inland water applications where quick rescue
is likely. Comes in various styles and some are
designed for watersport activities.
Type V Hybrid PFD: Inflatable design for
special use activities and may be used instead
of a Type I, II or III PFD if used in accordance
with the approval conditions on the label and
if worn when the boat is underway. Some Type
V PFDs provide increased protection against
hypothermia.
Type III
Flotation Aids
Type V - Hybrid PFD
Must Be Worn
When Underway
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NOTICE
•
A Type V PFD must be worn to be counted toward the
minimum carriage requirements.
•
Special PFDs are available for skiing and other watersports.
These PFDs are constructed with materials suitable for high
impact falls.
PFDs are intended to help save lives. The operator should set an
example by wearing one. Wear a PFD whenever boating. It is
especially important that children and non-swimmers wear a PFD at
all times. Make certain all passengers know how to put on and
properly adjust their PFDs. Also, selecting the proper type PFD for
your kind of outing helps ensure your time on the water can be the
safest possible.
At the beginning of each season, check PFDs for damage and test
for proper flotation. Refer to the PFD manufacturer’s information.
All boats over 16 feet (4.8 meters) in length must carry one USCG
approved Type IV throwable lifesaving device, such as a ring buoy
or buoyant cushion. To meet requirements, each lifesaving device
must have a current, legible USCG approval stamp permanently
affixed.
Type IV Throwable Device: Intended for heavy traffic inland
waters where help is available. Designed to be thrown to a person
in the water and should never be worn.
Type IV
Throwable Devices
Your Nautique dealer can help you select appropriate PFDs and
throwable lifesaving devices for your area.
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Navigation Lights
All power boats underway between sunset and sunrise must display
proper navigation lights. All boats at anchor must display a proper
anchor light. The anchor light must be visible 360 degrees.
Horn or Whistle
All boats over 16 feet (4.8 meters) in length must be equipped with
an operable horn or whistle, audible from one mile. Your Nautique
boat is equipped with a USCG approved horn.
Fire Extinguisher
At least one approved B-1 portable fire extinguisher is required.
Make sure all passengers know the location and operating
procedure for each fire extinguisher. Check fire extinguisher
regularly for condition and state of charge.
OVERCHARGED
RECHARGE
KC-0083C
1. Overcharge
2. Recharge
Portable Fire Extinguisher
Visual Distress Signals
All boats over 16 feet (4.8 meters) must have onboard day and
night visual distress signals when operating on coastal waters, the
Great Lakes, territorial seas or those waters directly connected to
them, up to a point where the body of water is less than two miles
wide. Carry several types of signaling devices to handle a variety of
conditions. Your Nautique dealer can help you select appropriate
visual distress signals for your area.
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If you are required to carry distress signals, you must have three
USCG approved pyrotechnic devices. Be sure they are in
serviceable condition, not exceeding the expiration date and
stored in a cool, dry location in a waterproof container. Have
enough signals on board to last three days.
!
Pyrotechnic signaling devices can cause
fire and / or explosion, death, serious injury and property
damage
if
improperly
handled.
Follow
the
manufacturer’s directions.
VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS
RED DISTRESS FLARE
(HAND)
ORANGE
FLAG
USE DAY AND NIGHT
USE DAY ONLY
USE
DAY
ONLY
ORANGE SMOKE
SIGNAL (HAND)
ARMS SIGNALS
(USE BRIGHT CLOTH)
RED METEOR FLARE
USE DAY AND NIGHT
USE DAY ONLY
ELECTRIC
DISTRESS
LIGHT
DYE MARKER
USE DAY ONLY
S
O
S
USE NIGHT ONLY
KC-0082
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Recommended Safety
Equipment
As a precaution, a good boater will avoid potential problems on an
outing by having additional equipment on board. Normally, this
equipment is dependent on the body of water and the length of the
trip; your Nautique dealer can assist you:
• First aid kit and manual
• Anchor with at least 75 feet
(23 meters) of line
• Mooring lines and fenders
• Bailing device (bucket,
hand pump)
• Combination oar/boat
hook
• Local charts and compass
• Day/night distress signals
• Waterproof flashlight and
spare batteries
• Cellular phone
• Binoculars
• Portable AM/FM radio with
weather band
• Lubricant
• Tool kit
• Spare propeller and
mounting hardware
• Spare fuses
• Spare keys
• Sunglasses and sun block
lotion
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Emergency Stop Switch and
Lanyard
Your Nautique boat is equipped with an emergency stop switch and
lanyard. Nautique strongly recommends that the lanyard be
secured to the operator and the lock plate attached to the
emergency stop switch prior to starting the engine and anytime the
engine is operating.
The lanyard is designed to turn off the engine whenever the
operator moves far enough away from the helm to activate the
switch. It is strongly recommended that the lanyard be used by the
operator.
!
An Emergency Stop Switch system that is
not used or does not function properly can cause death
or serious injury. DO NOT operate the boat if the
Emergency Stop Switch system does not function
properly.
• Attach the emergency stop switch lanyard to a secure place on
your clothing, your arm or leg while operating.
• DO NOT attach the lanyard to clothing that could tear loose.
DO NOT route the lanyard where it could become entangled,
preventing it from functioning.
• Avoid accidentally pulling the lanyard during normal operation.
Loss of engine power means loss of most steering control. Also,
without engine power, the boat could slow rapidly. This could
cause people and objects in the boat to be thrown forward.
There are practical limitations to what the emergency stop switch
and lanyard can do. It can take several seconds for the engine and
propeller to stop turning. The boat can continue to coast for
several hundred feet depending on the velocity at the time the
switch was activated, and the degree of any turn. While the boat is
coasting, it can cause injury to anyone in its path as seriously as if
the boat operated under power.
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Replacement lanyards should be of sufficient length to avoid
inadvertent activation. Accidental loss of power can be hazardous
particularly when docking or in heavy seas, strong current or high
winds.
Emergencies
Be prepared to deal with emergencies before they happen. Try to
formulate a plan for each type in advance so that decisions can be
made quickly and without hesitation. Precious moments lost can
mean the difference between losing and saving a life.
Fire/Explosion
You must be prepared and act quickly when dealing with a fire. It is
not recommended to battle a fire for an extended period of time.
Turn engines off and abandon the boat if the fire cannot be
extinguished quickly. Swim at least 25 yards (23 meters) upwind
from the boat and use the visual distress signals to get assistance.
!
Burn hazard from gasoline floating on
water which is ignited can cause death or serious injury.
Gasoline will float on top of water and can burn. If the
boat is abandoned, swim upwind, far enough to avoid
fuel that can spread over the surface of the water.
Onboard fires involving the fuel system usually result in either an
explosion that completely destroys the boat, or the boat burning to
the waterline and self-extinguishing. Deciding on abandoning the
boat or staying to fight the fire is difficult and depends on many
factors. Try to formulate a fire plan in advance to help make that
decision quickly and without hesitation.
Be sure to:
• Use caution and do not smoke when refueling.
• Verify that fuel does not leak.
• Use only marine approved equipment on your boat.
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Capsizing and Swamping
A boat may capsize or swamp when least expected. Like fires, try to
formulate a plan in advance on what to do if it should happen.
Keep in mind the following guidelines:
• Try to turn the engine OFF to prevent damage.
• If others were on board, try to locate them, make sure they
are conscious and that they can swim.
• Stay with the boat, it will float! Climb up on the hull and try
to get assistance.
• Do not try to swim to shore. It is usually farther than it looks.
If a leak is discovered, immediately determine the cause. A collision
with an underwater object could cause the hull to develop a leak. A
loose fitting or hose clamp on a piece of equipment could cause a
leak. Try to repair the leak if possible. If a leak is threatening the
safety of you and your passengers, call or signal for assistance.
Collisions
If a collision occurs, immediately account for all passengers. Assess
the hull for damage and activate the bilge pumps to reduce any
water intake. Try to operate the boat to keep the damaged area
above water. If necessary, call or signal for assistance.
Grounding
In the event you run aground, assess the situation before
proceeding. Immediately stop any water from entering the boat.
Inspect the rudder and rudder control system, the hull, propeller
and strut for damage. Maneuver the boat to safe water only if the
hull and all operating systems are in satisfactory operating
condition. Otherwise, call or signal for assistance.
Water Rescue (Man Overboard)
Immediately react to a person who has fallen overboard. Keep the
victim constantly in your sight. Safely return to the victim as soon as
possible. Throw the person a life preserver. Turn off the engine and
help the person into the boat.
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Medical Emergency
Be prepared in the event of an emergency. Know how to use your
first aid kit. Be aware of any special medical conditions of your
passengers.
Operation Failure
If you experience a propulsion, steering or control failure,
immediately turn OFF the engine. Try to determine the failure and
repair, if possible. Otherwise, call or signal for assistance.
Hazardous Conditions
Every waterway poses hazards that you should avoid, such as shallow
water, tree stumps and sand bars. Ask local boaters for information
and consult a marine chart when boating on unfamiliar waters. As
the operator of the boat, you should try to avoid all hazards, known
and unknown. The following information does not contain all
possible water hazards.
Shallow Water Operation
Operating in shallow water presents a number of hazards. If a
vibration is noticed after striking an object, it may indicate a
damaged propeller shaft or propeller.
Sand bars in narrow inlets are constantly shifting, making it difficult
to mark them with buoys. Tides in coastal areas affect water levels
producing sand bars. Sometimes sand bars are indicated by waves
as they form into breakers when passing over the sand bar. Refer to
Grounding, in this section, if you run aground on a sand bar.
Weeds
Weeds are generally a threat to your boat’s engine. Weeds on the
propeller may cause a vibration. They may also restrict water intake
causing the engine to overheat. If you run into weeds, stop the
engine and clear the propeller and water intakes completely of
weeds. Refer to your engine Operator’s Manual for additional
information.
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NOTICE
Weeds can sometimes be removed by shifting to NEUTRAL,
pausing for a moment, then shifting to REVERSE to unwind the
weeds from the propeller.
Dam Spillways
The water level around a dam spillway is a hazardous area. It is
subject to rapid changes caused by currents and turbulence. Keep
clear of the spillway areas below dams.
Weather/Seas
Getting caught in severe weather is hazardous. It is recommended
to check the weather, sea and wind conditions not only before, but
also periodically while you are boating.
A change in wave height, wind direction and speed indicates
deteriorating weather. Take common sense precautions if you are
forced to operate your boat in stormy conditions:
• Wear PFDs.
• Reduce speed and head for a safe place that you can easily
reach.
• If you lose power, keep the boat headed into the waves by
using the anchor.
It is best to avoid operating your boat in foggy weather. When fog
sets in take bearings and log courses and speeds. You are required
to emit a five-second blast from your horn or whistle once every
minute. Additionally, have passengers wear PFDs and observe for
oncoming watercrafts.
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Warning Markers
ALPHA FLAG
DIVERS FLAG
DISTRESS FLAG
RED
BLUE
USED BY
RECREATIONAL
DIVERS INDICATES
DIVER'S
POSITION
WORLDWIDE VESSELS
ENGAGED IN DIVING
OPERATIONS - DOES
NOT INDICATE
DIVER'S POSITION
ORANGE
INDICATES
FELLOW
BOATER IS IN
NEED OF
ASSISTANCE
KC-0352C-a
Warning Markers
It is a good idea to ask local authorities if there are hazardous areas
and how they are marked. Boaters must also recognize the flag
designs, which indicate that skin divers are present and keep well
clear of the area.
KC-0250C
Skin Diver Warning Flag
Watch for swimmers. Swimming areas may not be marked. Steer
clear from the area and remain alert.
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KC-0260C
Swim Area Warning Buoy
Navigation markers serve as a means of identifying navigable
routes, and indicate water hazards. Boaters should become familiar
with navigation markers and stay within marked boundaries and
clear of hazards.
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas
produced by all engines and fuel burning appliances. Even
with the best boat design and construction, plus the
utmost care in inspection, operation and maintenance, hazardous
levels of CO may still be present in occupied spaces under certain
conditions.
!
!
!
Exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) can
cause death or serious injury. Gasoline engines produce
carbon monoxide (CO). CO is colorless, odorless and
dangerous.
Direct and prolonged exposure to CO will cause brain
damage or death. Signs of exposure to CO include
nausea, dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid exposure to
yourself and / or your passengers to carbon monoxide.
Have a suspected CO victim deeply breathe fresh air and
immediately seek medical attention.
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Our Environment
As a boater, you already appreciate nature’s beauty and the peace
of the great outdoors. It is a boater’s responsibility to protect the
natural environment by keeping waterways clean.
Foreign Species
If you trailer your boat from lake to lake, you may unknowingly
introduce a foreign aquatic species from one lake to the next.
Thoroughly clean the boat and trailer below the water line, remove
all weeds and algae, and drain the bilge and ballast tanks before
launching the boat in a new body of water.
Fuel/Oil Spillage
!
Fire or explosion hazard from fumes
accumulating from rags being stored in bilge area. DO
NOT store rags used to wipe up fuel or solvent spills in
the boat. Dispose of rags properly ashore.
The spilling of fuel or oil into our waterways contaminates the
environment and is dangerous to wildlife. DO NOT discharge or
dispose of fuel, oil or other chemicals into the water; it is prohibited
and you can be fined. These are three common, accidental types of
discharge:
• During initial fueling of a nearly empty tank
• Overfilling the fuel tanks
• Pumping contaminated bilge water
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If the fuel tank is near empty, start fueling the tank very slowly to
prevent accidental discharge. Once several gallons have been
added, the fueling rate can be increased to normal.
Avoid overfilling of the tank by monitoring the fuel level gauge
while fueling. Turn on the ignition without starting the engine and
monitor the gauge. Stop fueling as the gauge approaches the “full”
level and turn off the ignition when finished.
Discharge/Disposal of Waste
Waste means all forms of garbage, plastics, recyclables, food, wood,
detergents, sewage and even fish parts in certain waters – in short,
nearly everything. We recommend you bring back everything you
take out with you for proper disposal ashore.
Excessive Noise
Noise means engine noise, radio noise or even voices. Many bodies
of water have adopted noise limits. Music and loud conversation
can carry a considerable distance on water, especially at night. Be
sure to follow regulations and be courteous.
Wake/Wash
Be alert for NO WAKE zones. Prior to entering a no wake zone,
come off plane to the slowest steerable speed. Use caution when
operating around smaller crafts, in channels and marinas, and in
congested areas.
Exhaust Emissions
Increased exhaust (hydrocarbon) emissions pollute our water and
air. Keep your engine tuned and boat hull clean for peak
performance. Consult your Nautique dealer for information.
Paints
If your boat is kept in water where marine growth is a problem, the
use of anti-fouling paint may reduce the growth rate. Be aware of
environmental regulations that may govern your paint choice.
Contact your local boating authorities for information.
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Cleaning Agents
Household cleaners should be used sparingly and not discharged
into waterways. DO NOT mix cleaners and be sure to use plenty of
ventilation in enclosed areas. DO NOT use products which contain
phosphates, chlorine, solvents, non-biodegradable or petroleum
based products. Citrus-based cleaners are excellent for marine
cleaning purposes and are safe for you and the environment.
MARPOL Treaty
The USCG enforces the International Convention for the
Prevention of Pollution from ships, commonly referred to as the
MARPOL Treaty (MARine POLlution). This treaty prohibits the
overboard dumping of all ship-generated plastics, chemicals,
garbage and oil.
Watersport Safety
Skiers or riders are obligated to be aware of the same fundamental
safety rules as operators. If you are new to water skiing, seek
certified training before starting. You will find it especially helpful
to join a local ski club, World Wakeboard Association and/or the
USA Water Ski, when possible.
Always remember that the majority of water skiing injuries are the
result of impacts with other objects. Always look where you are
going and be aware of what is going on around you.
Teak/Drag Surfing
READ, UNDERSTAND and be FAMILIAR with the information
contained on warning labels and adhere to the boat operation
practices described on them. The United States Coast Guard issued
a SAFETY ALERT on August 28, 2001 that covers some of the issues
of improper use of the boarding platform. The SAFETY ALERT
and portions of the accompanying information follow:
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EXHAUST PORT
CORC023
Every year tragic deaths occur from the negligence of unsafe
boating and dangerous activities. Experts say, "many of these deaths
may have been caused by an invisible hazard, carbon monoxide
poisoning." Taking the risk of swimming under a boarding platform
when the engine is running, "teak surfing" or "dragging" behind a
moving boat can be fatal. Nautique DOES NOT consider any
dangerous activities which can result in a serious injury or death a
watersport. Nautique is concerned for all boaters’ safety and DOES
NOT promote unsafe boating risks or jeopardizing any boaters’
safety.
DO NOT use the boarding platform for any other purpose than
boarding the boat or preparation of entering the water, and DO
NOT use the boarding platform when the engine is running.
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SAFETY ALERT From August 28, 2001:
The United States Coast Guard advised boaters not to "Teak/Drag
Surf." Recent boating fatalities revealed that carbon monoxide
(CO) emitted from a vessel’s exhaust resulted in CO poisoning and
the death of at least six teak surfers. "Teak/Drag Surfing" places the
individual in a position directly exposed to the CO in the engine’s
exhaust. This may result in a loss of coherent responses and even
death. In addition, "Teak/Drag Surfing" dangerously exposes the
individual to a possible propeller injury, and since it is done without
a life jacket (PFD), it significantly increases the probability of
drowning. Therefore, the Coast Guard stresses, "Teak/Drag
Surfing" is a very dangerous activity and advises boaters not to
participate in it.
The Coast Guard pointed out that carbon monoxide is one of the
most dangerous gases. It strikes before you know you are exposed
and it impairs in a way that can and too often does lead to death.
That is why it is so important to the Coast Guard that in every
circumstance where it can be avoided, it is.
General Watersport Precautions
• DO NOT ski in shallow water, close to shore or in water
where you do not know the depth or what is beneath the
surface.
• DO NOT put your arm, head or any other part of your body
through the handle-bridle of the ski line nor wrap the line
around any part of the body at any time.
• DO NOT ski at night or directly in front of other boats.
• DO NOT jump from a boat that is moving at any speed, nor
enter or exit the water when the engine is running (RUN).
• DO NOT approach the boat if the engine is running.
• DO NOT ski near swimming areas, beaches or personal
watercraft.
• DO NOT follow directly behind another boat or skier
without leaving an adequate safe distance.
• DO NOT "back up" to anyone in the water.
• DO NOT ski with multiple skiers with different length ropes.
• DO NOT ski in limited visibility conditions.
• DO NOT approach the rear of the boat while the engine is
running.
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• DO NOT use the watersports tow point for anything other
than “towable” watersports.
• DO NOT Kitefly.
• Make sure that everyone knows and uses approved skiing
hand signals and common skiing courtesy.
• Be sure to turn off the engine before allowing anyone to
approach the boat.
• The engine MUST be shut down (OFF) before a skier enters
or exits the boat, boarding platform or ladder.
• Every skier MUST always wear a USCG-approved Type III
personal flotation device. Special PFDs are available for high
impact falls into the water.
• Maintain a distance of at least 100 feet from all other
objects, including other boats, piers, rafts, mooring and
navigational buoys, pilings, abutments or any other items.
• Be sure to have an experienced operator and observer in the
boat when skiing.
• Look before you turn the boat to pick up a fallen skier.
• Have ship to shore communication devices if operating at a
significant distance off shore.
• The operator should never retrieve or pick up an article
from the water while the engine is running. The engine
MUST be shut OFF.
• The operator should always keep the skier in view when the
skier is entering or exiting the boat.
• Communicate skiing speed with the skier before starting.
• The operator should know the ability level of the skier.
• The skier should indicate he/she is clear of the boat prior to
starting the boat or putting the boat into gear and tightening
the rope.
• The operator, observer and skier should agree to
communication hand signals before starting.
• Observer in the boat should keep operator appraised of
skier status.
• The operator should always watch the skier as the line is
tightened to start (in case rope wraps around ski or skier).
• The operator should look ahead before starting.
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• Start from a safe place with good forward and peripheral
visibility.
• The operator should check direction of the rudder before
starting (in gear, slowly making sure the boat goes straight).
• The operator should be primarily aware of what is occurring
in front of the boat, but be aware of skier’s progress.
• Be sure to inspect the tow eye or watersports tow point
before use. If there is any evidence of corrosion or other
damage, do not use until it has been inspected by your
Nautique dealer.
• Be sure to wear wet suits or protective shorts when skiing to
prevent abrasions, hypothermia and injuries to orifices
(rectal and vaginal) from impact with a water surface.
• When people are getting on or off of watersports equipment,
always turn the engine off. If boarding watersports
equipment from the boat, always do so from the boarding
platform.
• Always inspect watersports equipment for wear, fraying, etc.,
before use. DO NOT use if they show signs of wear or
fraying.
• When approaching a skier, always turn the engine off before
allowing the skier to come onboard. This will keep a
propeller that is rotating under engine power from injuring
the skier.
• Be sure to approach a downed skier on the operator’s side,
keep the skier always in view.
• Display a skier down flag whenever the skier is in the water
and not skiing.
• Inspect towline for fraying, unnecessary knots or cuts.
Replace when the rope shows signs of wear. DO NOT wait
for the rope to break before replacing an old rope.
• Be sure to follow the approved towing pattern on each lake.
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Boating Safety
When participating in watersports, be safe and courteous and
follow these guidelines:
• Be considerate to fishermen and others you share the water
with.
• DO NOT perform watersports in congested areas.
• Stay away from navigation markers.
• Stay away from other boats and watersports participants.
CIRCLE
BACK
TO DOCK
CUT ENGINE
SPEED FASTER
SPEED SLOWER
SPEED OK
TURN LEFT
STOP
TURN RIGHT
SKIER IN WATER
SKIERS O.K.
KC-0271C-a
Watersport Hand Signals
Watersports Responsibility Code
Be aware that there are elements of risk in boating, skiing and
riding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.
Know your ability level and stay within it.
To increase your enjoyment of the sport follow the “Watersports
Responsibility Code.”
It is your responsibility to:
• Familiarize yourself with all applicable laws, the risks
inherent in the sport and the proper use of equipment.
• Know the waterways where you will be skiing or riding.
• DO NOT ski or ride in shallow water, near shore, docks,
pilings, swimmers or other watercraft.
• Always have a person other than the boat driver as an
observer and agree on hand signals before starting.
• Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard type III (PFD) vest.
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• Read your owner’s manual and inspect your equipment prior
to use.
• Ski or ride within your limits.
• Always ski or ride in control and at speeds appropriate for
your ability.
• Always turn ignition off when anyone is near watercraft
power drive unit.
• Avoid CO poisoning!
• DO NOT operate watercraft, ski or ride under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
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Section 2
Basic Rules of the Road
!
Hazard from collisions between boats can
cause death or serious injury. Follow the nautical “Rules
of the Road.”
The operator is legally required to follow the rules. The following
information outlines only the most basic of the nautical “Rules of
the Road.” For more information, contact your local USCG
Auxiliary.
Aids to Navigation
Learn to recognize the different buoys and day markers; they are
the signposts of the waterways. There are two primary marking
systems in use in the U.S.: the Uniform State Waterway Marking
System (USWMS), used on inland waters and maintained by each
state, and the Federal Waterway Marking System (FWMS), used on
coastal waters and rivers and maintained by the USCG. In addition,
the FWMS has two modified systems: the Western River Buoyage,
and the Intercoastal Waterway Buoyage. Be sure to check with local
authorities on the buoyage system in use.
The type of hazard/warning buoys and markers depends on the
area of jurisdiction. Check with local boating authorities.
The only buoys you are permitted to moor to are mooring buoys.
Mooring to a navigation buoy or other navigational aid or
regulatory marker is illegal.
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Section 2
BLUE
KC-0412C
Mooring Buoy – White with Blue Band
May Show White Reflector or Light
USWMS System
In the USWMS Lateral System, well-defined channels are marked
with red and black buoys. Lateral means the sides of the channel
are marked and the boat should pass between them.
The USWMS Cardinal System is used when there is no well-defined
channel or where an obstruction may be approached from more
than one direction. With the cardinal system:
• Pass north or east of BLACK-TOPPED WHITE buoy.
• Pass south or west of RED-TOPPED WHITE buoy.
• RED and WHITE VERTICALLY STRIPED buoy indicates
boat should pass outside of the buoy (away from shore).
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Basic Rules of the Road
Uniform State Regulatory Markers
USWMS regulatory markers are white with international orange
geometric shapes; you must obey regulatory markers.
UNIFORM STATE WATERWAY MARKING SYSTEM (USWMS)
CONTROLLED
AREA
DANGER
BOATS
KEEP OUT
INFORMATION
DO NOT PASS
BETWEEN SHORE
AND BUOY
SPECIAL
PURPOSE
NAVIGATE TO
STARBOARD
FACING UPSTREAM
NAVIGATE TO
PORT FACING
UPSTREAM
NAVIGATE TO
SOUTH OR WEST
NAVIGATE TO
NORTH OR EAST
MID-CHANNEL
KC-0411C
Uniform State Waterway Marking System (USWMS)
FWMS System
The FWMS Lateral System is for use on navigable waters except
Western Rivers and Intercoastal Waterways.
The markings on these buoys are oriented from the perspective of
being entered from seaward (the boater is going toward the port).
This means that red buoys are passed on the starboard (right) side
of the vessel when proceeding from open water into port, and
green buoys to the port (left) side.
The right side (starboard) of the channel is marked with RED, even
numbered buoys. The left (port) side of the channel is marked with
GREEN, odd numbered buoys.
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Section 2
UNLIGHTED
BELL BUOY
SPAR BUOY
CAN BUOY
LIGHTED BUOY
NUN BUOY
KC-0420
FWMS Marking System
The middle of the channel is marked with RED and WHITE
vertically striped buoys; pass close to these buoys.
RED
SPHERICAL SAFE
WATER MARKER
KC-0430
Spherical Safe Water Marker
Obstructions, channel junctions, etc. are marked with RED and
GREEN horizontally striped buoys.
A RED band at the top means the preferred channel is to the left
of the buoy; a GREEN top band means the preferred channel is to
the right of the buoy.
Day markers are colored and numbered the same as buoys. RED,
triangular day markers with even numbers mark the starboard side
of the channel. GREEN, square day markers with odd numbers
mark the port side of the channel.
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Basic Rules of the Road
STARBOARD
DAY
MARKER
RED
PORT
DAY
MARKER
GREEN
KC-0440C
Lights, bells and horns are used on buoys for night or poor visibility
conditions. Buoys with unique light flashing characteristics are
identified on nautical charts with the specific flashing pattern.
Right of Way
NOTICE
In general, boats with less maneuverability have right of way over
more agile crafts. You must stay clear of the vessel with right of
way and pass to his stern.
Privileged Boats
Privileged boats have right of way and can hold course and speed.
Sailboats and boats paddled or rowed have the right of way over
motor boats. Sailboats under power are considered motorboats.
Small pleasure craft must yield to large commercial boats in narrow
channels.
Burdened Boats
The burdened boat is the boat that must make whatever adjustment
to course and speed necessary to keep out of the way of the
privileged boat.
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Section 2
Crossing Situation
In crossing situations, the boat to the right from the 12 o’clock to
the 4 o’clock position has the right of way. It must hold course and
speed. The burdened boat keeps clear and passes behind the
privileged boat. Boats going up and down a river have the privilege
over boats crossing the river.
12 O'CLOCK
STAND-ON
(PRIVILEGED)
VESSEL
DANGER ZONE
GIVE-WAY
(BURDENED)
VESSEL
4 O'CLOCK
CORC017
Crossing
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Basic Rules of the Road
Meeting Head-On
Neither boat has the right of way in this situation. Both boats should
decrease speed, turn to the right and pass port-to-port. However, if
both boats are on the left side of the channel, each vessel should
sound two short blasts and pass starboard-to-starboard.
HONK
HONK
HONK
HONK
PASSING
PORT TO
PORT
MEETING
HEAD TO
HEAD
HONK
HONK
PASSING
STARBOARD TO
STARBOARD
CORC018
Meeting Head-On
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Section 2
Overtaking
The boat that is overtaking one ahead of it is the give-way boat and
must make any adjustments necessary to keep out of the way of the
stand-on boat. The stand-on boat should hold its course and speed.
HONK
(LONG)
STAND-ON
(PRIVILEGED)
VESSEL BEING
OVERTAKEN
HONK
(LONG)
GIVE-WAY
(BURDENED)
VESSEL
OVERTAKING
CORC019
Overtaking
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Basic Rules of the Road
The General Prudential Rule
The General Prudential Rule regarding right of way, is that if a
collision appears unavoidable, neither boat has right of way. As
prescribed in the "Rules of the Road," both boats must act to avoid
collision.
Night Running
Boats operating between sunset and sunrise (hours vary by state)
must use navigational lights. Nighttime operation, especially during
bad weather or fog can be dangerous. All "Rules of the Road" apply
at night, but it is best to slow down and stay clear of all boats,
regardless of who has right of way. Protect your night vision by
avoiding bright lights and have a passenger, if possible, help keep
watch for other boats, water hazards and aids to navigation.
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Section 2
NOTES
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Section 3
200
Specifications
200
Length Overall.........................................................20' 0" (6.10 m)
Length with Platform............................................21' 10" (6.65 m)
Lifting Ring Spacing .............................................18' 10" (5.73 m)
Beam.............................................................................95" (2.41 m)
Draft..............................................................................22" (0.56 m)
Approximate Dry Weight*..............................2,800 lbs (1,270 kg)
Fuel Capacity .....................................................27 Gallons (102 L)
Maximum Capacity:
Open Bow.......................................9 People (1,450 lbs/658 kg)
Closed Bow .....................................7 People (1,450 lbs/658 kg)
Horsepower Range ............................343 to 409 (256 to 305 kW)
Gear Reduction Ratio.............................................................1.23:1
* Weights are estimates and can vary from options and
equipment added.
3-1
Section 3
NOTICE
The dash configurations used in this section may show more features
than what is included in your Nautique.
Accessory Indicator Light
Ignition Indicator Light
6
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
1
10
11
12
16
15
13
14
CORC0319A
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200
200 Nautique Dash Pod and
Console
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Stereo
RPM 3 in 1 Gauge w/Oil & Temp
Service Soon Light
Check Engine Light
Speedometer 3 in 1 Gauge w/Fuel & Volt
Keypad
Fire Extinguisher System – optional
Nautique Digital Cruise (Std) or Zero Off (Opt) Speed Control
SportShift™ Hydro-Gate™ Control Handle
Shifter/Throttle Control Handle
Shift Safety Lock-out Umbrella
Neutral Warm-up Button
Emergency Stop Switch
Heater Switch
Depth Finder Gauge w/Air & Water Temp
Steering Wheel Tilt Lever
3-3
Section 3
Accessory Indicator Light
Ignition Indicator Light
6
5
7
4
8
3
2
1
9
10
11
12
14
13
15
CORC0266c
3-4
CORC0317
200
200 Team Dash Pod and
Console
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Pocket Panel
Warning and Danger Decal
RCA Video Input
USB and Auxiliary Input*
Nautique LINC System
Keypad
Fire Extinguisher System – optional
SportShift™ Hydro-Gate™ Control Handle
Shifter/Throttle Control Handle
Shift Safety Lock-out Umbrella
Neutral Warm-up Button
12V Port
Emergency Stop Switch
Steering Wheel Tilt Lever
* This USB port communicates directly to the LINC and allows you to
install LINC updates. It is not intended for use with MP3 players or
other audio/video devices.
Keys
15. Hatch Latch Key
3-5
Section 3
2
1
4
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
10
10
11
3-6
10
12
13
10
CORC0321
200
Keypad
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Stop Function
Blower Indicator
Blower Function
Navigation Light Indicator
Navigation/Anchor Light Function
Anchor Light Indicator
Bilge Function
Bilge Indicator
Horn Function
Code Buttons
Ignition Indicator
Start/Unlock Function
Accessory Indicator
3-7
Section 3
200 Open Bow
Deck Layout
1
2
3
4
5
6
25
7
24
23
8
22
21
20
9
10
19
11
18
12
13
14
13
15
17
16
CORC0277
3-8
200
200 Open Bow
Description
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
Bow Navigation Light
Bow Lifting Ring
Horn
Bilge Pump Outlet
Dash Pod
Standard Speedometer Calibration Adjustment
Console
Engine Cover
Rudder Shaft Remote Lube Fitting
Propeller Shaft Stuffing Box
Fuel Vent
Ski Locker Storage/Anchor Light Storage
CE Bilge Pump Filter
Anchor Light Receptacle
Fuel Tank Fill
Boarding Platform
Stern Lifting Ring
Engine Cooling Water Intake Shutoff Valve
Engine Cooling Water Intake Strainer
T-handle Drain
Watersports Tow Point
Operator’s Seat Adjustment
Battery
Observer’s Seat Storage
Glove Box/Stereo/USB/12V
3-9
Section 3
200 Closed Bow
Deck Layout
1
2
3
4
5
6
25
7
24
23
8
22
21
20
9
10
19
11
18
12
13
14
13
15
17
16
CORC0277
3-10
200
200 Closed Bow
Description
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
Bow Navigation Light
Bow Lifting Ring
Horn
Bilge Pump Outlet
Dash Pod
Standard Speedometer Calibration Adjustment
Console
Engine Cover
Rudder Shaft Remote Lube Fitting
Propeller Shaft Stuffing Box
Fuel Vent
Ski Locker Storage/Anchor Light Storage
CE Bilge Pump Filter
Anchor Light Receptacle
Fuel Tank Fill
Boarding Platform
Stern Lifting Ring
Engine Cooling Water Intake Shutoff Valve
Engine Cooling Water Intake Strainer
T-handle Drain
Watersports Tow Point
Operator’s Seat Adjustment
Battery
Observer’s Seat Storage
Glove Box/Stereo/USB/12V
3-11
Section 3
Standard and Optional
Equipment
Nautique boats are equipped with only the finest standard and
optional equipment available. Your boat’s equipment will vary,
based on how your boat was built. Many options can only be
installed during the manufacturing of the boat and cannot be retrofitted to boats in the field.
Not all of the standard or optional equipment’s use, safety and
maintenance information can be covered in this manual. You will
find most of the standard and optional equipment in this manual
in the section pertaining to its use and function in Section 4. Make
sure you read and understand this manual and all the other
manufacturers’ literature provided in your Skipper’s Kit to
maximize the benefits and uses this equipment has to offer.
If you have any questions regarding the use of any equipment on
your Nautique boat, contact your Nautique dealer.
3-12
Section 4
Controls and Indicators
Knowing the systems, controls and indicators on your boat is
essential for safe and proper operation.
!
Improperly maintained controls are
hazardous and may cause sudden loss of control. Make
sure all steering and shift / throttle hardware, cables and
fluid levels are regularly inspected and maintained.
Improper maintenance may result in a loss of control,
possibly causing serious injury or death.
Steering
The steering system in your Nautique boat provides excellent
maneuvering performance for pleasure boating or during
watersports. Boat steering is not self-centering. Always keep a
secure grip on the steering wheel to maintain full boat control. The
steering wheel is equipped with a tilt lever to adjust the wheel angle
to a comfortable operating position when the boat is not moving.
RELEASE
LEVER
CORC133
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Section 4
The helm transfers rotary motion of the steering wheel to linear
motion in the cable which pushes or pulls the rudder. Nautique
rudders are equipped with an adjustable trim tab under license
from Z-Marine (U.S. patent 5,746,147) to compensate for the
torque generated by the propeller.
Maintenance for the steering system is minimal because there are
few serviceable parts. The rack and pinion for the system is
lubricated and sealed during manufacturing. It is the responsibility
of the owner/operator to inspect the steering system frequently.
If you experience difficulty in steering, refer to Section 8 - Care and
Maintenance.
!
Hazard from improper maintenance of the
controls can cause death or serious injury from sudden
loss of control. DO NOT operate your boat if you
suspect the steering system or control are
malfunctioning.
Make sure all steering and shift/throttle hardware, cables and fluid
levels are regularly inspected and maintained. Have your Nautique
dealer investigate any steering system or control irregularities
immediately.
Hydro-Gate™ Control and
SportShift™
The Hydro-Gate is engaged by moving the SportShift Hydro-Gate
control handle located at the helm’s starboard side fore and
disengaged by moving the lever aft. When the control handle is
pushed forward, into the SLALOM•CRUISE (DOWN) mode, the
Hydro-Gate is engaged, creating maximum lift for a Tournament
Slalom Wake. When the control handle is pushed aft, into the
TRICK/JUMP (UP) mode, the Hydro-Gate is disengaged (raised),
allowing your boat to sit deeper in the water, creating the optimum
trick wake. The control handle can be placed in any position to
create the ultimate wake. The SportShift and Hydro-Gate can be
used at any speed or at rest.
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OW
N
Controls and Indicators
T
RU
I P
C
K
/
D
CORC142A
CORC143A
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Section 4
Shifter/Throttle
!
Hazard from replacing your shift/ throttle
control without a start-in-gear protection system can
cause death or serious injury, DO NOT replace the
control with a control that does not have this feature.
Your Nautique boat is equipped with a Shifter/Throttle Control
Handle which features a start-in-gear protection to prevent the boat
from moving when started.
A single-lever control with neutral warm-up button and safety lockout umbrella operates as both a gear shifter and a throttle control.
When the throttle lever is vertical, it is locked in the NEUTRAL
position for safety. Be sure the control is in NEUTRAL before
attempting to start the engine. Lifting the safety lock-out umbrella
and moving the throttle lever forward will engage FORWARD gear
in the transmission and increase the engine RPM. Moving the
throttle lever backward will engage REVERSE gear in the
transmission and also increase the engine RPM.
FORWARD SHIFT NEUTRAL REVERSE SHIFT RANGE
RANGE
IDLE
IDLE
FORWARD
REVERSE
THROTTLE
THROTTLE
RANGE
RANGE
NEUTRAL
SAFETY
LOCK-OUT
LOCKOUT
UMBRELLA
FULL
FULL
THROTTLE
CORC0223
THROTTLE
CAUTION
DO NOT shift too quickly from FORWARD to
REVERSE. Stay in NEUTRAL, or idle position until the
boat has lost most of its headway before completing the
shift to REVERSE or engine / transmission damage may
occur.
4-4
Controls and Indicators
Emergency Stop Switch
The emergency stop switch will stop the engine when the lanyard is
pulled far enough to disengage it from the switch. Attach the
lanyard to the boat operator whenever the engine is running but be
aware there will be a loss of engine power if the switch is activated.
If the operator is thrown from the seat, or moves too far from the
helm, the lanyard will become disconnected from the switch,
shutting off the engine. Refer to Section 1 for more information.
CAUTION
DO NOT allow your boat to be operated
without the proper use of the emergency stop switch
and lanyard.
EMERGENCY STOP SWITCH
CLIP
LANYARD
HOOK
CORC0224
To attach a lanyard, connect the clip to the emergency stop switch
and the hook to a strong piece of clothing on the operator, such as
a belt loop.
NOTICE
The engine will not start unless the emergency stop switch is
attached.
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Section 4
!
Hazard from improper use of the
emergency stop switch can cause death or serious
injury. The emergency stop switch is designed to stop
the engine if the operator is accidentally thrown from the
helm. Attach the lanyard to the operator before starting
the engine.
The emergency stop switch can only be effective when it is in good
working condition.
Observe the following:
• DO NOT remove or modify an emergency stop switch
and/or its lanyard.
• The lanyard must be free from obstructions that could
interfere with its operation.
Once a month: Check the emergency stop switch for proper
operation. With the engine running, pull lanyard. If the engine
does not stop, see your Nautique dealer for service of the switch.
Nautique Dash Pod
Gauges
RPM 3 in 1 Gauge w/Oil & Temp
• Tachometer / Hour Meter - Registers engine speed in
revolutions per minute (RPM). Use the tachometer to keep
the engine within the proper operating range. Consult the
engine manual for the proper RPM operating range of your
engine.
• Oil Pressure - Measures the pressure of the engine’s
lubricating oil. Refer to the engine manual for normal
operating pressure. Many serious engine problems are
reflected on oil pressure gauge readings. If the pressure is
lower than the manufacturer’s specification, immediately
turn off the engine. Contact your Nautique dealer to correct
the problem before operating the engine.
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Controls and Indicators
• Temp - Indicates the engine coolant temperature. Refer to
the engine manual for normal operating temperature. After
starting the engine, check your temperature gauge for
abnormally high readings. If the reading is outside the
manufacturer’s operating range, immediately turn off the
engine. An abnormally high temperature indicates a cooling
system problem. Consult your Nautique dealer when
experiencing a high engine temperature reading.
Speedometer 3 in 1 Gauge w/Fuel & Volt
• Speedometer - Your Nautique is equipped with a precision
speedometer by Faria. This gauge registers forward speed in
miles per hour (optional kilometers per hour). The
speedometer is equipped with an adjustment knob to
calibrate speedometer accuracy. You can also use this gauge
to monitor fuel consumption and propeller performance.
• Volts - Indicates the condition of the engine’s cranking
battery in volts DC. With the ignition switch on and the
engine not running, a reading above 12.5 volts indicates a
fully charged battery. With the engine running at idle, the
gauge should read between 12.5 and 13 volts. With the
engine running at cruising speeds and above, it should show
13 to 14.5 volts. Have your Nautique dealer check the
charging system if the voltmeter reads outside these normal
ranges.
Speedometer Calibration
The speedometer calibration control knob is located on the under
side of the deck beneath the dash pod above the driver’s right knee.
Drive the boat at a known speed using a GPS or measured course
and adjust the knob until the speedometer is reading correctly.
Turning the knob one direction will raise the needle reading while
turning it in the other direction will lower the reading.
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Section 4
Control Switches
Each electrical circuit on your boat is equipped with a control
switch. The switches have an indicator light for easy ON/OFF
identification. All switches are fuse protected.
If a short is detected, the associated LED will flash on the
buttonpad. To reset the circuit, turn off the offending load, stop the
engine, then hold the STOP button for a couple of seconds until
the flashing stops. For PDM-driven loads, or loads like the HORN
that do not have a dedicated LED, the backlights flash instead.
Engine Compartment/Bilge Area Blower
The “BLOWER” switch activates the engine compartment
ventilation blower to remove explosive fumes from the area. The
blower is turned on by pressing and releasing the “BLOWER”
switch. Press again to turn off. The blower must be operated for a
minimum of four minutes each time before starting the engines or
generator. In addition, the blower should be operated continuously
when at idle or running at slow speeds.
!
!
4-8
Explosion and fire hazard from gasoline
vapors can cause death or serious injury from failure to
check for fumes in the engine compartment or operating
the blower. Before engine start-up, check engine
compartment for gasoline vapors, then operate blower
for at least four minutes. Operate blower whenever
below planing speed.
The intakes which supply fresh air into
the bilge area are located near the floor in the port and
starboard aft storage compartments. The intakes must
remain clear to allow air to enter the bilge area. DO NOT
drape towels or any items which may not allow air to be
drawn in while the bilge blowers are operating.
Controls and Indicators
Navigation Lights
The “NAV/ANCHOR” switch controls the navigation lights. The
law requires the bow light and the 360 degree light (located near
the stern) be turned on while running the boat after sunset or
before dawn. NAV position will turn on the red and green
navigation bow lights, 360 degree white stern light and gauge
illumination.
!
Blocking navigation lights can cause
death or serious injury. DO NOT block the navigation
lights.
Anchor Light
The “NAV/ANCHOR” switch turns on the 360 degree light. Insert
this light pole into the receptacle located near the stern and push
the anchor switch on the pod to turn this light on. This light is
required by law to be on after sunset and before dawn when the
boat is not moving.
Bilge Pump
The “BILGE” switch turns on the bilge pump to remove excess
water from the bottom of the boat. The 200 has a bilge pump in
front of the engine and an additional bilge pump at the back of the
boat. When you turn the switch on, the pump(s) will operate and
run for several moments to “sense” if there is water in the bilge. If
there is water in the bilge, the pump(s) remains on until the water
is pumped out. If there is no water in the bilge, the pump(s) will
turn off. If you want immediate pump action, turn the switch off
and then back on again. The pump(s) will turn on periodically to
determine if there is water in the bilge. If so, they will remain on
until the water is pumped out.
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The bilge switch must be turned on for this feature to operate. This
will not drain significant power from the battery unless the bilge
pump(s) is required to run frequently because of a leak or excessive
rainwater. This pumping system should not be relied on over an
extended period of time. Frequently inspect your boat for evidence
of excessive water in the bilge area. Consult your Nautique dealer if
you have any questions.
NOTICE
Trash in bilge area can damage the bilge pumps.
Horn
The “HORN” button is a momentary switch. The horn will operate
whenever the button is pressed and will stop when the button is
released.
Check Engine Light
This light will turn on when the ignition is turned (engine not
cranking); it will turn on for a few seconds, then turn off. The
Check Engine light will come on for all other engine-related
problems. This light will be off when the engine is running. Refer
to the engine manual for additional information.
Service Soon Light (Catanium Engine Only)
This light will turn on and stay on until either the engine is started
or the ignition is switched off. The Service Soon light will come on
if there is a problem with the catalyst system. This light will be off
when the engine is running.
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Controls and Indicators
Heater Switch-Optional
The optional heater can be turned on through the Nautique LINC
display (Team boats only) or a switch mounted on the driver’s
throttle panel (Nautique boats).
12-Volt Port
This receptacle can be used to power and charge cellular phones,
MP3 players, video cameras or other electronics. These receptacles
are powered through a 10-amp fuse.
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Nautique Digital Cruise
Home Screen
When the ignition is turned to the ON position, the Nautique
Digital Cruise gauge will flash the Nautique corporate logo until the
internal software is booted up, then the display screen will show the
following:
• Set Speed – displays the last speed that was selected as the
desired controlled speed
• ON/OFF – defines if the speed control function is activated
or not
• Depth – displays current water depth from the keel
• Water/Air Temp – automatically toggles between water and
air temp
• Actual Speed – displays the actual speed the boat is traveling
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Controls and Indicators
Ballast Screen
If your boat is equipped with a ballast system, you can press and
release the SELECT button to toggle to another screen that will
display the water levels in each ballast tank.
Actual Speed Calibration
The actual speed can be calibrated through the Menu Options
choice entitled “Calibrate Paddle Wheel.”
Setting Speed Control
Press and release the ON/OFF/MENU button to activate the speed
control function. Push the throttle control handle down towards
full throttle until you hear a beep. The Nautique Digital Cruise will
now allow the boat to accelerate to the set speed. To disengage the
Nautique Cruise, press and release the ON/OFF/MENU button.
Nautique Digital Cruise will still control the speed until the throttle
is reduced below the set speed.
Set speed can be adjusted with the Nautique Digital Cruise on or off
by pressing the UP/DOWN
arrow buttons until the desired
speed is displayed on the screen. This allows the user to make fine
adjustments during a run or have the next desired speed set and
ready for the next user.
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Depth
The Depth function includes an audible and visual alarm that can
be set to sound when a minimal water depth is present. If audible
alarm sounds, pressing the SELECT button will silence the alarm.
The alarm resets itself when the boat enters water that is deeper
than the shallow setting. Adjustments can be made to the depth
setting through the Menu Option screen.
Menu Options
Push and hold the ON/OFF/MENU button, and use the
UP/DOWN
arrows to select Scrn. Use the UP/DOWN
arrows to select Diagnostics. Push and release the
ON/OFF/MENU button 2 times to display system errors. Pressing
the SELECT button will clear all current readings. Push and hold
the ON/OFF/MENU button to exit back to Scrn or Set.
Use the UP/DOWN
arrows to select Set. Pressing the
SELECT button will bring up a menu that includes:
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Calibrate Paddle Wheel
Set Depth / Alarm Level
Back Light / Contrast Adjust
Buzzer Volume Adjust
Units: English, Metric
Time Zone Adjust (remains disabled unless using GPS
upgrades)
Reserved (this is available space for manufacture upgrades)
Can Term: On / Off (should always stay on)
Key Entry (5 tries left) (allows for dealer upgrades)
Ballast Display: On / Off
Use the UP/DOWN
arrows to scroll through the menu. Press
the SELECT button to choose an item and follow the instructions
on the display screen to adjust the settings. Push and hold the
ON/OFF/MENU button to exit back to Home Screen.
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Controls and Indicators
Team Dash Pod
Keypad
CORC0325
Keyless Ignition
The ignition switch system is keyless and has three modes of
operation.
CAUTION
The keypad and switch control box will be
damaged beyond repair if the boat's battery cables, the
main switch control box power leads or battery charger
leads are reversed. DO NOT reverse these connections.
Locked Mode
When the boat’s battery is first connected, the unit is in locked
mode. In this mode, only the horn, bilge pump, bilge blower and
code keys operate.
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Unlocked Mode
Unlocked mode is entered after the user successfully enters the
user code, presses and releases the start key. When the code keys
are pressed, the system indicator light will turn ON while the key is
pressed. This indicates the key has actually been pressed. When the
system is unlocked, power is supplied to the boat and the system
indicator light will turn ON. At this point all keypad keys will
operate and actuating these keys will control the corresponding
boat functions. To put the unit back in Locked Mode, the user must
successfully enter the user code, then press the STOP key. This will
turn off the system indicator light and shut off power to all of the
accessories except the horn, bilge pump, bilge blower and code
keys.
Run Mode
Enter the Unlocked Mode.
Pressing and releasing the START key quickly will put the unit in
Run Mode. Power is supplied to the engine ignition, but the engine
will not crank and the ignition indicator light is turned ON. If the
start key is not pressed again within 15 minutes, the unit will exit
Run Mode by shutting off power to the ignition and re-enter the
Unlocked Mode. If the user presses the START key, power is
supplied to the ignition and starter until the engine starts or for a
maximum of 5 seconds if the engine does not start. All accessory
keys will operate in this mode. Pressing the STOP key will shut off
the engine and the unit is then put back in the Unlocked Mode.
After the engine starts, release the START key.
CAUTION
DO NOT hold the START key for more than 30
seconds. The starter motor can be damaged.
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Controls and Indicators
Automatic Return to Locked Mode
If no keypad activity takes place for 10 hours after unlocking, the
system will automatically return to the Locked Mode to help
prevent battery drain.
Automatic Back-lighting
Pressing any keypad key will automatically turn the keypad backlighting on for 10 seconds. This feature is useful for finding the
keypad at night.
Multiple Keyless Ignition Codes
The keyless ignition system has provisions for three different
ignition codes. Any of the three codes may be used to unlock or
lock the system.
The “Master Embedded Code” is programmed into the system at
Correct Craft, Inc. It is not changeable and remains with the boat
for its life. This code can be used to unlock the system, to lock the
system and to erase the two user codes.
The “Primary User Code” is programmed into the system by the
owner with the Nautique dealer’s help at the time of boat delivery.
This code is used to unlock the system, to lock the system and to
add or change the “Secondary User Code.”
The “Secondary User Code” is programmed into the system by the
owner when necessary. This code is only used to unlock or lock the
system. The “Secondary User Code” is ideal to limit access to the
boat.
NOTICE
To help prevent battery drain, make sure you STOP the engine
and LOCK the ignition system (two steps) when you are finished
using the boat.
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NOTICE
The Power Indicator Light is on the left side of the START button
on the keypad and the Accessories Indicator Light is on the right
side.
Programming the Primary User Code
NOTICE
Until a Primary User Code is set, the keyless ignition does not
require the entry of a code to unlock the system or start the engine.
The system operates as follows:
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4.
Press START to unlock the system.
Press it a second time to start the engine.
Press STOP to turn off the engine.
Press it a second time to lock the system. The system indicator
light should be OFF.
To program the Primary User Code, make sure the system indicator
light is off, then press and release the 1/2 key and the 7/8 key at
the same time to put the system in the Code Programming Mode.
The system indicator light will flash.
Enter a code from two to eight characters and press START. For
verification, re-enter the code and press START again. The system
indicator light should stop flashing and stay ON. If the light does
not stop flashing, press STOP and begin again.
To lock the system, re-enter either the Primary User Code or the
Master Embedded Code and press STOP.
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Controls and Indicators
Changing the Primary User Code
NOTICE
The current primary code must be used to change to another
primary code.
Make sure the system indicator light is OFF.
1. Enter the Primary User Code, then press and release the 1/2
key and the 7/8 key at the same time to put the system in the
code programming mode. The system indicator light will flash.
2. Enter a code from two to eight characters and press START. For
verification, re-enter the code and press START again. The
system indicator light should stop flashing and stay ON. If the
light does not stop flashing, press STOP and begin again.
To lock the system, re-enter either the new Primary User Code or
the Master Embedded Code and press STOP.
NOTICE
Changing the Primary User Code will erase the Secondary User
Code.
Programming or Changing the Secondary User Code
NOTICE
The Secondary User Code will only lock or unlock the system and
can not be used for any reprogramming
Make sure the system indicator light is OFF.
1. Enter the Primary User Code, then press and release the 1/2
key and the 5/6 key at the same time to put the system in Code
Programming Mode. The system indicator light will flash.
2. Enter a code from two to eight characters and press START. For
verification, re-enter the code and press START again. The
system indicator light should stop flashing and stay ON. If the
light does not stop flashing, press STOP and begin again.
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To lock the system, re-enter any of the three codes and press STOP.
Erasing the User Codes
Make sure the system indicator light is OFF.
Enter the Master Embedded Code, then press and release the 1/2
key and the 7/8 key at the same time to erase the system user codes.
The keyless ignition will now act as if there are no codes in memory.
Pressing the START key will unlock the system and pressing the
STOP key will lock it without entering a code. Follow the steps in
“Programming The Primary User Code” in this section.
Switches
Navigation/Anchor Lights
A quick press and release of this button turns on the navigation
lights, and the indicator light for this button will illuminate. A press
and slight hold will only turn on the anchor light and cause the
indicator light to flash. A press and release of the key turns off both
of the lights.
Bilge Pump
The bilge pump turns on or off by pressing and releasing the
button. The indicator light for this key will illuminate when the
pump is on.
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Controls and Indicators
Engine Compartment/Bilge Area Blower
The bilge area and engine compartment blower is turned on or off
by pressing and releasing the button. The indicator light for this
key will illuminate when the blower is on.
!
Explosion and fire hazard from gasoline
vapors can cause death or serious injury from failure to
check for fumes in the engine compartment or operating
the blower. Before engine start-up, check engine
compartment for gasoline vapors, then operate blower
for at least four minutes. Operate blower whenever
below planing speed.
Horn
The horn button is a momentary switch. The horn will operate
whenever the button is pressed and will stop when the button is
released.
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Nautique LINC 2.0
Product Information
The Nautique LINC 2.0 display is designed for instrumentation and
control on electronically controlled engines communicating via
SAE J1939 and NMEA 2000. The display is a multifunctional tool
that provides GPS tracking, multimedia display, speed control, and
enables equipment operators to view many different engine
parameters and service codes.
Care and Maintenance
General maintenance is not required; however, a soft cloth can be
used for cleaning the unit. 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 unit.
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Controls and Indicators
Basic Navigation Features
All product features are easily accessed through Quick Access Keys,
Menus, and Soft Key commands.
Quick Access Keys
The keys located to the left of the display provide one-button access
to Home, Map, Media, Switching, 3 Event, User Profiles and
Preferences.
MENU Key
Pressing this key displays the Preferences screen and allows access
to System Settings.
Soft Key Commands
Soft key commands provide additional features and navigation
shortcuts. Depending upon the current screen being displayed,
they may appear as an icon or text.
NOTE: The sliding effect of the soft key commands can be toggled
on/off. Go to the Preferences screen and select Button Slide
On/Off.
Soft Keys
The soft keys correspond to the Soft Key Commands and activate
features accordingly when pressed.
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Quick Access Key Features
This section describes the features accessed through the Quick
Access Keys located to the left of the display.
Home Display
The Home Display screen for viewing engine statistics can be
accessed by pressing the Quick Access Key
.
Pressing
or any other key launches the Soft Key Commands
to overlay the right side of the display.
NOTE: The sliding effect of the soft key commands can be toggled
on/off. Go to the Preferences screen and select Button Slide Off.
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Controls and Indicators
Home Display – Soft Key Commands
Soft Key Description
VOLUME UP – press this soft key to increase the volume of
the stereo.
VOLUME DOWN – press this soft key to decrease the
volume of the stereo.
SPEED CONTROL – selecting SPEED CONTROL from the
Home Display screen engages the cruise control.
SPEED UP – increase the target speed.
SPEED DOWN – decrease the target speed.
CHANGE VIEW – changes the view in the middle panel of
the display while staying on the home page. Press this soft key
to toggle between available views. (See complete description
on following page.)
USERS – allows the selection of a user profile to display via
the soft keys.
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Soft Key Description
The Change View soft key toggles through the different views
available on the home screen. They are:
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Engine Statistics
Engine Hours and Air and Water Temperatures
Map view
3 Event view
Video view
Controls and Indicators
Map Display
The Map Display screen can be accessed by pressing the
key.
The Map feature displays map data, latitude and longitude
coordinates, depth and speed.
Soft Key Description
UP – facilitates navigating the map by moving the cross-hairs
accordingly.
DOWN – facilitates navigating the map by moving the
cross-hairs accordingly.
LEFT – facilitates navigating the map by moving the
cross-hairs accordingly.
RIGHT – facilitates navigating the map by moving the
cross-hairs accordingly.
ZOOM IN – this soft key zooms in for more detailed view of
the area map.
ZOOM OUT – this soft key zooms out for a larger view of the
area map.
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Soft Key Description
CENTER – returns the crosshairs to the center of the cursor.
WAYPOINTS – displays a list of waypoints.
CREATE WAYPOINT – displays a keyboard. Enter a name
for the waypoint. The waypoint will be set where the cursor
has been placed. You can edit the waypoint in Map Utilities.
LEFT – RIGHT – UP – DOWN ARROWS – navigate the
keyboard.
SELECT – places the selected letter in the space at the top of
the keyboard or performs the function selected.
SAVE – saves the waypoint and the name.
CANCEL – removes the keyboard without saving the
waypoint or the name.
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Controls and Indicators
Soft Key Description
CLEAR TRACK – clears the currently displayed track.
SAVE TRACK – displays a keyboard. Enter a track name. The
Track can be edited in Map Utilities.
LEFT – RIGHT – UP – DOWN ARROWS – navigate the
keyboard.
SELECT – places the selected letter in the space at the top of
the keyboard or performs the function selected.
SAVE – saves the track and the name.
CANCEL – removes the keyboard without saving the track or
the name.
BUTTON SLIDE ON/OFF – allows or prevents the soft keys
from sliding off the screen. The default is Button Slide On.
ZOOM PAN – returns to the top level map and displays the
ZOOM IN/ZOOM OUT and directional soft keys.
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Media Display
The Media 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. Team
edition Nautiques support the following multi-media:
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CD Player
Audio in
USB Input
AM-FM Tuner
Satellite
To access any one of these functions, press the SOURCE soft key
once. Each press will scroll to the next source. If you press and hold
the Source soft key it will power on or off the stereo.
Media Display – Soft Key Commands
Soft Key Description
VOLUME UP – increases the volume.
VOLUME DOWN – decreases the volume.
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Controls and Indicators
Soft Key Description
PREV TRACK – plays the previous track of the current CD
playing and other functions depending upon the input
source.
NEXT TRACK – plays the next track of the current CD
playing and other functions depending upon the input
source.
MUTE/PAUSE – toggles between Play and Pause modes
when a CD is playing.
SOURCE – toggles between the available sources. In
addition, press and hold turns stereo on/off.
Video – switches unit to video mode.
User Profiles
The User Profile screen can be accessed by pressing the
Quick Access Key. This feature displays rider/skier profiles
containing speed and ballast settings. The unit comes preloaded
with default user profiles and the ability to create additional users.
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User Profile Screen - Soft Key Commands
Soft Key Description
BACK TO DOCK –
NOTE: The following screen might be displayed when the unit is
turned on. It provides an opportunity to begin filling or
emptying the ballasts depending upon the user setting present on
the device when it was shut down. Activate the Ballast Settings
by selecting the YES soft key or select NO to continue without
activating the Ballast Settings.
EDIT USER – provides utilities for adding new users, editing
existing users.
Soft Key Commands for Edit Profile Include:
EDIT NAME – allows the user profile name to be changed.
NEXT SETTING – navigates to the next field.
UP – DOWN – toggles through the settings within the field.
CANCEL – cancels any setting changes that have been made
on the screen.
SAVE – saves the changes that have been made on the screen.
EDIT ICONS – brings up soft key command to change user
icon type and color.
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Controls and Indicators
Soft Key Description
Press the LEFT, RIGHT, UP or DOWN arrow soft keys to
navigate the keyboard. Select BACK at the top of the keyboard
to remove unwanted letters. Select MORE CHARACTERS to
toggle capital/lowercase letters and numbers. Select SPACE to
add a space between characters. Press the SAVE soft key when
finished entering the name.
Press the NEXT SETTING soft key to navigate the settings.
Press the UP or DOWN arrow key to find the appropriate
setting option. Press the CANCEL soft key to return to original
settings. Press the SAVE soft key to save the modifications.
Use the EDIT ICON soft key to select icon and color.
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New User Profile
Soft Key Description
Press the LEFT, RIGHT, UP or DOWN arrow soft keys to
navigate the keyboard. Select BACK at the top of the keyboard
to remove unwanted letters. Select MORE CHARACTERS to
toggle capital/lowercase letters and numbers. Select SPACE to
add a space between characters. Press the SAVE soft key when
finished entering the name.
To change the default settings, press the EDIT USER soft key
to change the default settings (see Edit User Profile for more
details on how to edit a profile). Use the BACK soft key in the
lower left corner to return to the previous screen.
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Controls and Indicators
Switching
The switching button is used to control the lighting. The lights that
are displayed and controlled with the device are dependent upon
the boat model and dealer settings. The soft keys on the right of the
display navigate the screen.
In addition to controlling the lights on the boat, the other
appliances that are not directly controlled by the display are shown.
For example, the blower, navigation lights and bilge levels are
displayed.
Soft Key Description
LINC BRIGHTNESS – adjusts the brightness of the LINC
display. Press to dim and brighten the display. The brightness
levels are displayed in increments of 10.
COURTESY LIGHTS – turns on or off the courtesy lights.
OVERHEAD LIGHTS – (if equipped) turns on or off tower
lights.
DOCKING LIGHTS – turns on or off the docking lights.
Only shown if boat model comes equipped with them and
selected under Dealer Settings.
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Soft Key Description
UNDERWATER LIGHTS – (if equipped) turns on or off the
underwater lights.
HEATER – turns on or off the boat heater.
FEATURES – displays the locations of key features on the
boat. Press to toggle the highlighted feature. The features
shown include:
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T-Handle Drain
Bilge
12 V ports
AUX input
USB input
Battery
Controls and Indicators
Zero Off 3 Event
The Zero Off 3 Event screen can be accessed by pressing the
Quick Access key. This feature allows the operator to adjust
intricate GPS speed settings related to competition-level slalom,
jump and trick skiing.
*Please see the separate Zero Off 3 Event owner’s manual for
detailed instructions on how to properly operate Zero Off 3 Event
on your LINC display.
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Preferences
The Preferences screen is displayed when
is pressed briefly.
The following preferences can be set on this screen; use Next
Setting to scroll to additional settings:
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Home Button Slide (turn on or off)
Map Button Slide (turn on or off)
Units (English or Metric)
Brightness (in increments of 10)
Auto Volume (Levels 1-5)
Buzzer Volume
Depth Buzzer
Time Zone (GMT offset 1 to -12)
Daylight Savings Time (on or off)
Clock Mode (12hr or 24hr)
Controls and Indicators
Soft Key Description
SYSTEM SETTINGS
(See Main Menu section for more information.)
PREV SETTING – backs up to the previous setting.
NEXT SETTING – advances to the next setting.
UP – toggles through the available settings.
DOWN – toggles through the available settings.
SAVE – saves changes and returns to the initial page.
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Soft Key Description
RESET ALL – displays the reset all system settings warning.
YES – resets all the preferences to the default settings
(excluding any user profiles).
NO – cancels the reset action and returns to the Preferences
screen.
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Controls and Indicators
MENU Options
The menu options are accessible by pressing the SYSTEM
SETTINGS button on the PREFERENCES screen. The following
features are available:
• GPS Utilities – contains options to set up track and
position, chart and time, and waypoint manager. Also
displays satellite status.
• Engine Diagnostics – displays a list of engine fault codes
and descriptions; on some engines, corrective action will be
shown.
• System Information – allows you to customize the display
options for ambient light and brightness, set US or metric
units, specify the Home screen and screen setup status.
• Dealer Settings – allows the dealer to select specific settings
for a boat model. This area is protected and a dealer must
enter a dealer code to proceed.
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Waypoint Manager
Soft Key Description
LEFT – RIGHT – UP – DOWN soft keys are used to navigate
the different areas in the Waypoint Manager.
WAYPOINTS – provides a list of waypoints that have been set
using the tracking soft keys on the GPS Navigator screens.
Use the up and down arrows to select a waypoint to edit the
name, select an icon, Delete or Go To on the GPS Map.
EDIT WAYPOINT NAME – provides a keyboard to use to
edit the waypoint name.
WAYPOINT ICON – provides a list of icons available to use
to indicate waypoints on maps. The choices are:
• Flag
• Fish
• Anchor
• Marina
DELETE/DELETE ALL – deletes either the current
waypoint or will delete all in the list.
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Controls and Indicators
Soft Key Description
GO TO... – takes you to the selected waypoint on the GPS
map.
Waypoint Manager – Go to Waypoint
YES – Go to waypoint on the GPS Navigator Maps.
NO – Do not go to the waypoint on the GPS Navigator Maps.
Track Manager
Soft Key Description
LEFT – RIGHT – UP – DOWN ARROW soft keys are used
to navigate the different areas in the Track Manager.
TRACKS – List of current tracks available to edit.
EDIT TRACK NAME – select to edit the track name using a
keyboard.
TRACK ENABLED – select to show or hide the track.
DELETE/DELETE ALL – Allows the user to delete selected
track or all tracks in the list.
BACK TO GPS UTILITIES – select to go back to the GPS
Utilities screen.
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Chart and Time Setup
Soft Key Description
LEFT – RIGHT – UP – DOWN ARROW soft keys are used
to navigate the different areas in the Chart and Time Setup.
CHART SETUP PARAMETERS – turn on or off available
settings:
• Show Grids
• Show Text
• Show Waypoints
• Show Tracks
• Show Navigation Aids
• Show Waypoint Names
TIME SETUP PERAMETERS – turn on or off the available
settings:
• GMT Offset
• DST Enabled
• 12 Hr Format
• 24 Hr Format
BACK TO GPS UTILITIES – select to return to the GPS
Utilities screen.
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Controls and Indicators
Depth and Position Settings
Soft Key Description
LEFT – RIGHT – UP – DOWN ARROW soft keys are used
to navigate the different areas in the Depth and Position
Settings.
POSITION FORMAT SELECTION – select the position
from available settings:
• Degrees and Decimal Degrees
• Degrees, Minutes and Decimal Minutes
• Degrees, Minutes, Seconds and Decimal Seconds
DEPTH CONTOUR – select depth contour from available
settings:
• All
• 66ft
• 33ft
• 16ft
• 6ft
• Off
SAFELY CONTOUR – select contour from available settings:
• 66ft
• 33ft
• 16ft
• 6ft
• Off
BACK TO GPS UTILITIES – select to return to the GPS
Utilities screen.
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Satellite Status
Soft Key Description
This view only screen gathers data on prevailing satellites and
shows the proximity of each. It also displays the following
information:
• Longitude
• Latitude
• Number of Satellites
• Strength
BACK TO GPS UTILITIES – select to go back to the GPS
Utilities screen.
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Controls and Indicators
Engine Diagnostics
The following is a list of field definitions contained on the
ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS screen:
• Diagnostic Message – displays the diagnostic message.
• Description – Most common SPNs and FMIs 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.
• Corrective Action – suggested action for correction.
• SOURCE – what the source of the message is.
• SPN – “Suspect Parameter Number” - fault code.
If not translated into text by the display, see the engine
manufacturer’s literature 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 literature.
• Count – The number of times the event has been flagged.
Soft Key Description
LEFT/RIGHT ARROWS – navigate through the fault list.
GET FAULTS – query the engine(s) ECU for feedback on
diagnostic codes that have been activated and stored in the
ECU for service needs.
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System Information
Component
Version
Part No.
Application
The version number of the
application installed on the
hardware.
The part number for
the application.
OS
The version number of the
operating system installed
on the hardware.
The part number for
the operating system.
Bootloader
The version number for the The part number for
bootloader.
the bootloader.
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Controls and Indicators
LINC 2.0 General Troubleshooting Guide
Display appears not to work or doesn’t come “ON.”
1. Display could be in sleep mode. Touch a key on the keypad to
activate the display.
2. Check for loose connections at battery and display unit.
3. Check for reversed polarity on the power connections.
4. Verify battery has a minimum voltage of 6 Volts.
Display resets or goes “OFF” when starting engine.
1. Check display supply wires are connected properly to battery.
2. Verify battery is charged properly.
3. Check battery for efficient starter current.
Display has no backlight.
Contact your Nautique service center.
Display has no keypad backlight.
Contact your Nautique service center.
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Section 4
Standard Equipment
Watersports Tow Point
The watersports tow-point (pylon) is manufactured from high
strength aluminum alloy, engineered for durability. It is “hard coat
anodized” and impregnated with a PTFE (teflon) material. If the
pylon becomes loose, stop using the pylon and take the boat to your
Nautique dealer for service.
!
Misuse of the tow-point can cause death
or serious injury. The pylon was designed for water
skiing only. DO NOT use for parasailing, kite flying,
towing other boats and/or using pylon extensions, sit
behind (aft) the pylon when towing skiers.
CAUTION
Although pylon extensions and barefoot
booms have become popular additions to many
tournament inboards, Correct Craft strongly objects and
opposes the use of any pylon extension, whether up or
to the side of any of its products. The use of pylon
extensions can alter the handling characteristics of the
boat, possibly resulting in dangerous instability, which
could then lead to loss of control, a situation which
could cause serious or fatal injury to the boat driver,
passengers, skiers and anyone else who might be in the
vicinity of such a mishap.
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Controls and Indicators
CAUTION
Correct Craft DOES NOT approve of any
structural changes, additions or modifications to our
products. Any time a dealer or consumer makes a
change to our product, they do so at their own risk and
sole liability. Correct Craft, Inc. will not be held liable for
unauthorized changes, whether deletions or additions,
to the original equipment / product manufactured and
sold by Correct Craft, Inc., even if such changes and
additions are made by an "authorized" Nautique dealer,
customer, promotional representative or any other
person, known or unknown to Correct Craft, Inc.
Bow Features - Open Bow Only
The open bow section of your boat has removable cushions. The
center section may be equipped with an optional filler cushion
which can be removed and stored in the trunk or under the
observer’s seat. Storage can be accessed by removing the other
cushions.
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Driver’s Seat Adjustment
The lever under the driver’s seat on the left side allows the seat to
slide fore and aft.
!
A seat or seats which are not locked in
position can cause death or serious injury. Lock the
seat(s) in position (fore and aft) before operating the
boat.
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Controls and Indicators
Rearview Mirror Adjustment
The rearview mirror can be positioned on the windshield to
observe a skier and traffic behind you. The mirror should be
lowered when trailering or when using a mooring cover. To
reposition the mirror bracket on the windshield frame, loosen the
three socket head screws and reposition and tighten the screws in
the new location. The center screw (A) should be tightened two
turns, followed by the two outside screws (B) being tightened two
turns. Follow this sequence until all three screws are tight.
The mirror is installed onto the bracket with a friction clamp (C) to
allow mirror adjustment. The friction is controlled by tightening or
loosening the friction clamp bolt and manually positioning the
mirror to the desired view.
C
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FRICTION CLAMP
A
B
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SOCKET HEAD SCREWS
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Observer’s Seat
Lift up on the bottom of the observer’s seat cushion to access
storage under the bow area. The seat cushion and seat leanback will
hinge upward together.
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Controls and Indicators
200 Engine Box Cover/Lifting/Removal
The engine box cover is designed as a two-piece clam shell part. Lift
up slightly on the latch located in the front of the box and open fully
until it rests onto the stern seat. Access to the routine service items
is now available. You can leave the top open to dry out the bilge.
LATCH
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To remove the entire box, locate the three folding hold-down
brackets mounted to the inside bottom half of the motor box. Turn
the wing nuts counterclockwise until the threaded pin can be folded
out of the bracket. The engine box can now be lifted out of the boat.
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NOTICE
The engine box is designed to cover the engine adequately while
providing maximum cockpit floor space. After releasing the interior
hold down brackets, employ the help of a second person to safely
maneuver the box up over the engine and out of the boat.
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Walk-Thru Windshield Opening/Latching
There are two latches on the inside starboard side of the walk-thru
windshield. Rotate both of the window locks (A) to secure or
unlock the window. Always have window closed and secured when
trailering the boat.
A
A
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!
An open window can cause death or
serious injury. Make sure both window locks are secure
when vessel is in motion.
Dash Storage
The dash storage is for dry storage only. It is equipped with a drain
in the event of water intrusion.
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Boarding Platform
The boarding platform of your boat is a convenient feature to
enhance the watersports experience. There are serious safety
concerns regarding the use of the platform. Correct Craft, Inc. has
placed warning labels at the driver’s position, on the deck at the
rear of the occupant area and on the transom. Refer to Section 1,
Safety, for more information.
To remove the boarding platform, pull the pins (A) located in the
mounting brackets, under the platform, and lift the platform
vertically.
A
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The optional Nautique folding platform brackets allow you to fold
the platform down 90 degrees for improved storage. To fold the
platform, pull the lower pins, pull the platform slightly aft and
lower. The platform can also be removed by pulling all four
pins (A).
A
A
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!
A spinning propeller or carbon monoxide
can cause death or serious injury. DO NOT use the
boarding platform when the engine is running or for any
other purpose than boarding the boat or preparation for
entering the water.
The boarding platform must be attached when the boat is in use.
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Controls and Indicators
Engine Cooling Water Intake Valve
Your boat is equipped with a valve (seacock) on the engine cooling
water intake. The handle has a slide mechanism to prevent the
valve from being shut off inadvertently. The valve is used to shut off
the water supply in the event a hose failure or water leakage occurs.
The valve is open when the yellow handle is in-line with the valve
body and the valve is closed when the handle is perpendicular to
the valve body. Leave the valve open at all times unless an
emergency condition requires you to close the valve to stop a leak
or the possibility of a leak. The valve is located on the starboard side
of the transmission.
RAW WATER
STRAINER
OFF
ON
WATER
VALVE
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Battery Disconnect Switch
The battery disconnect switch allows you to isolate all power to the
boat. This switch provides positive disconnect of the battery to
protect against tampering, electrical fire hazards and battery
rundown. Rotate the switch to the OFF position when the boat is
not in use.
Nautique Electrical System
To ensure proper electrical system boot up when using the battery
switch, please wait at least 30 seconds after turning the switch on
before entering the user code and starting the boat. Failure to do
this can disrupt the Accessory circuit causing the LINC display,
Stereo, Zero Off, and various electrical components not to turn on.
If the operator accidentally disrupts the Accessory circuit, press and
hold “Stop” for 2 seconds; then restart the system to regain
functionality of the Accessory circuit and the components
dependent upon it.
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Fuel Tank
There is a fuel tank fill cap on the center of the transom for added
convenience. Press and release the black button on the bottom of
the cap to open. Use caution when fueling your boat.
Avoid overfilling of the tank by monitoring the fuel level gauge
while fueling. Turn on the ignition without starting the engine and
monitor the gauge. Stop fueling as the gauge approaches the ‘full’
level and turn off the ignition when finished. Fuel spillage on our
waterways will pollute our environment.
There is a fuel tank located under the deck behind the stern seat.
To inspect the hose connections, remove the stern seat leanback.
Your Nautique dealer should perform all fuel tank service.
!
Explosion or fire can occur under certain
conditions, causing death or serious injury:
• Turn the engine OFF.
• DO NOT smoke or allow open flame or sparks within
50 feet (15 meters) of the refueling area.
• DO NOT refuel unattended, avoid contact and spilling.
• DO NOT refuel indoors.
• DO NOT use a plastic funnel.
• DO NOT allow any spilled fuel to remain on your boat’s
finish.
• DO NOT allow a fuel system problem to go unchecked.
• Always maintain contact with the fuel nozzle and the
fuel tank to prevent electrostatic spark.
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Controls and Indicators
Optional Equipment
Stereo and Speaker Pods
All Nautique boats are stereo ready and include an auxiliary input.
They have been pre-wired for your Nautique dealer to install a
stereo. If you choose the stereo option, your Nautique will come
with a Clarion stereo and Polk Audio speakers. Tower speakers can
be purchased as an option. Nautique mounts all of its stereos in the
glove box on the dash. A digital remote control can be mounted on
the lower left side of the dash pod and on the transom. The digital
remote control displays all necessary control functions at your
fingertip. See your Nautique dealer for the stereo configuration for
your boat.
The audio speakers of your Nautique boat are designed to deliver
maximum fidelity in a marine environment. The speakers can be
damaged if struck by a sharp object or if the moving elements are
restricted from movement. Do not store or place any sharp objects
near the speakers, or restrict element movement.
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Folding Instructions for Flight Control Tower® – Optional
!
Crush hazard. The Flight Control Tower is
heavy. Use care to fold or unfold the tower.
200 - Flight Control Tower®
Remove all boards from the board racks prior to folding the tower.
Make sure to support the tower before unlocking the tower lock
handles.
To Lower: Support the tower. Push the lock handles (A) down and
rotate fully, until they stop. Gently lower the tower ensuring it does
not make contact with anybody or part of the boat.
To Raise: Make sure the handles are in the fully open position
before raising the tower. Slowly raise the tower into position making
sure nothing interferes with a smooth seating.
With the tower in the fully upright position, turn the lock handles
(A) upward until they stop. The handles will be horizontal when
locked properly.
A
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NOTICE
DO NOT leave the tower speakers facing forward while the boat is
underway or trailered. Make sure they are facing aft and secured.
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Controls and Indicators
Bimini Top
Your Nautique may be equipped with a bimini top which can be
used for securing lighter watersports equipment. The top can be
tilted by removing the aft pins (A) and allowing the top to tilt, to
load the equipment. Make sure the equipment is secured before
getting underway. DO NOT exceed 90 lbs. (40.8 kg) or trailer with
equipment on top.
A
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Rudder Remote Lube
The service allows for easy access to lubricating the rudder. The
remote lube fitting is located in the stern storage area,
underneath the shroud. Use a quality marine grease and gun.
Connect the grease gun to the fitting and apply a light pressure to
the gun until slight resistance is felt.
Optional Accessories
Stereo and Speaker Pods
All Nautique boats are stereo ready and include an auxiliary input.
They have been pre-wired for your Nautique dealer to install a
stereo. Nautique boats come with a Clarion stereo with Polk Audio
speakers. Tower speakers can be purchased as an option. Digital
remote controls can be mounted on the transoms of all boats and
on the lower left side of the dash pod in boats that do not have
Nautique LINC Systems. The digital remote control displays all
necessary control functions at your fingertip. See your Nautique
dealer for the stereo configuration for your boat.
The audio speakers of your Nautique boat are designed to deliver
maximum fidelity in a marine environment. The speakers can be
damaged if struck by a sharp object or if the moving elements are
restricted from movement. Do not store or place any sharp objects
near the speakers, or restrict element movement.
Optional accessories are available from your Nautique dealer. Your
dealer may have a wide range of other accessories available to
enhance your watersports or pleasure boating experience. Contact
your Nautique dealer for more information. Here is just one of the
fine accessories Nautique offers:
• Pull-out Cleats
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Section 5
Boat Systems
Knowing the systems, controls and indicators on your boat is
essential for safe and proper operation.
!
Systems which are not inspected
regularly or maintained can cause death, serious injury
or damage to product. Inspect and maintain all
systems to prevent unexpected hazards associated
with worn or faulty components.
When replacement parts are required, use marine grade parts with
equivalent characteristics, including type, strength and material.
Marine grade parts are designed specifically for the conditions and
environment they are exposed to. Using substandard parts could
result in injury and product failure.
Fuel System
The fuel system consists of a built-in fuel tank, a fuel fill and a fuel
tank vent.
The fuel tank is located under the deck behind the stern seat. To
inspect the hose connections, remove the stern seat leanback. Your
Nautique dealer should perform all fuel tank service.
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ENGINE
FUEL TANK
VENT
FUEL
TANK
FUEL
FILL
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Boat Systems
Optional Heater System
HEATER
ENGINE
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Bilge System
NOTICE
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act prohibits the discharge of
oil or oily waste into the water. Violators can be fined $5,000.00.
Do not allow water to accumulate in the bilge area of your boat.
When the boat is in use, make sure the bilge pump is turned on.
The bilge pump is an automatic pump that tests for the presence of
water every two to three minutes and pumps until the water is
removed. If the pump is in between detection cycles, the “test”
mode can be bypassed to operate immediately by turning the switch
off and then back on. Remember, the engine and other parts of the
drive system could be damaged and there is also a risk of personal
injury as increasing water level will adversely affect the handling and
maneuverability of the boat.
CAUTION
The risk of personal injury from excess water
in the bilge area will adversely affect the handling and
maneuverability of the boat. Also, damage to the engine
and other parts of the drive system can occur from the
additional water. DO NOT allow the bilge pump to
operate after all the water has been cleared from the
bilge area, damage to the pump will occur.
European market boats include filters in the bilge drain hoses.
These filters are designed to reduce the amount of contaminated
bilge water being drained into waterways. The filters are installed in
the bilge pump drain hoses. Refer to Section 3, Deck Layouts for
model-specific locations. Follow the filter manufacturer’s
recommendations on when they must be replaced.
See page 8-4 in Care and Maintenance for more information
regarding bilge filters.
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BILGE
BILGE
BILGE
DRAIN
BILGE
DRAIN
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12-Volt System
BATTERY
SWITCH
PANEL
BATTERY
CORC0279
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Section 6
Getting Underway
There are many things to consider to make your boating trip safe
and enjoyable. You are responsible for the safety of all passengers,
the boat and any damage the boat or its wake may cause. Keep
passengers from blocking your view so that you do not run into
other boats, swimmers, water skiers, personal water vehicles or aids
to navigation.
Safety Checklist
!
Operating the boat if any problem is found
during this inspection can cause death or serious injury.
DO NOT operate the boat if any problem is found during
this inspection.
Problems found during this inspection should be handled by your
Nautique dealer.
The following checks are essential to safe boating and must be
performed before starting the engine.
• Check the weather report, wind and water conditions.
• Check that required safety equipment and PFDs are
on-board and in proper operating condition.
• Check that the fire extinguisher is fully charged.
• Be sure the boat is not overloaded.
• Be sure the operator’s visibility is not obstructed.
• Check that all maintenance has been performed.
• Raise the engine cover and smell for the presence of fuel
vapors. If fuel vapors are detected, DO NOT OPERATE
BOAT until the source of the vapors has been identified and
corrected by a qualified Nautique Dealer service technician.
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Section 6
Safety Equipment
Federal and local laws require certain safety equipment to be onboard at all times. In addition, responsible boaters carry other
equipment in case of emergency. Check with local boating
authorities for any additional requirements over and above the
federal requirements.
Fueling
!
!
Explosion or fire hazard. Gasoline is
extremely flammable and highly explosive under certain
conditions. Turn the engine OFF and DO NOT smoke or
allow open flames or sparks within 50 feet (15 meters) of
the fueling area. Check your boat for fuel leaks and
fumes before, during and after each use. Maintain
contact between the fuel nozzle and the fuel tank to
prevent electrostatic spark. DO NOT use a plastic
funnel.
CAUTION
To prevent engine damage not covered by
warranty, refer to your engine operation and
maintenance manual for recommended fuel type and
octane rating.
Take care not to spill gasoline. If gasoline is accidentally spilled,
wipe up all traces of it with dry rags and immediately dispose of the
rags properly ashore. Spilled fuel may “yellow” the gelcoat finish
and damage gunwale trim.
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Getting Underway
Gasoline Containing Alcohol
CAUTION
DO NOT use any gasoline that contains
METHANOL. This fuel is very corrosive and will create
unsafe operating conditions to the boat’s fuel system
and serious damage to the engine. Any engine damage
caused by the use of methanol will not be covered by
the engine’s warranty.
The implementation of ethanol-based fuel is spreading rapidly
throughout the United States. As such, PCM Engines and Nautique
provide the following information regarding the use of this fuel.
This information addresses the use of ethanol fuels in PCM Engines
and Nautique Boats.
CAUTION
Use of ethanol blended fuel rated E10 or less
is acceptable. DO NOT use fuels rated higher than E10.
Ethanol fuels rated higher than E10 could potentially
damage the engine and/or present an unsafe boat fuel
system. Damage to the engine resulting from the use of
ethanol fuel rated higher than E10 IS NOT covered by
the engine’s warranty.
If ethanol blended fuel rated E10 or less is used, or if the presence
of alcohol is uncertain, inspections and service of the complete fuel
system are required more frequently. Any sign of fuel leakage or
deterioration must be repaired immediately before further engine
operation. It is also important to know that ethanol blended fuel
will act as a solvent and will attract and hold moisture.
NOTICE
Fuel system or engine damage caused by contamination from
water, foreign particles, sludge, or gums entering or forming in the
fuel system is not covered by the engine’s limited warranty.
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Section 6
Without proper fuel filtration or fuel stabilization, ethanol blended
fuel may cause the following:
• Excessive moisture (water) can cause lean operation, hard
starting, and operating difficulties such as vapor lock and low
speed stalling, and can reduce fuel shelf life.
• Ethanol blended fuels acting as solvents can cause gum,
sediment, sludge and other particles to be loosened and
carried through the fuel system to the engine.
Fuel Stabilizer Recommendations for Ethanol Blended Fuels
The use of a commercially available fuel stabilizer, such as
STA-BIL®, is recommended when storing ethanol blended fuel for
more than two weeks.
When Fueling:
1. Avoid fueling at night, except under well-lighted conditions.
Also avoid overfilling of the tank by monitoring the fuel level
gauge while fueling. Turn on the ignition without starting the
engine and monitor the gauge. Stop fueling as the gauge
approaches the ‘full’ level and turn off the ignition when
finished. Fuel spillage on our waterways will pollute our
environment.
2. Moor your boat securely to the dock. Know the location of the
fire extinguisher in case of emergency.
3. Close all doors, hatches, windows and other compartments.
4. Extinguish cigarettes, pipes, and all other flame producing
items.
5. Make sure all power is OFF, and DO NOT operate any electrical
switches.
6. Add fuel in accordance with the engine operator’s manual. DO
NOT overfill, and allow enough room for fuel expansion.
7. Refer to the engine operator’s manual for correct octane level
recommendations for your vessel’s engine type.
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Getting Underway
After Fueling:
1. Tighten the fuel filler cap. Wipe up any spilled fuel.
2. Check all fuel lines, hoses and connections for leaks and
deterioration.
NOTICE
Each time you refuel, inspect all fuel lines, hoses and connections
for leaks and deterioration.
Boarding
When boarding the boat, always step in. DO NOT jump. Avoid
stepping on fiberglass or other potentially slippery surfaces. Board
one person at a time.
DO NOT board the boat while carrying gear. Set the gear on the
dock, board the boat and then pick up the gear.
Use the boarding platform to board from the water. To prevent
injury, make sure the engine is OFF when swimmers, divers and
skiers are boarding or even near the platform.
Boat Planing
The performance of your Nautique boat depends on load weight
and distribution. DISTRIBUTE WEIGHT EVENLY, from bow to
stern, and also from port to starboard.
If your boat is equipped with a ballast tank or loaded, loss of
horizon may occur when you begin to plane your boat. Get on
plane immediately to restore the vision of your path. DO NOT
operate your boat if the loss of horizon prevents you from operating
it safely.
!
Overloading of passengers, personal
equipment and supplies could result in an accident,
especially in rough waters.
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Section 6
Pre-Operation Checks
It is the owner’s responsibility to check all of the items listed below
to be certain all preparation steps are completed before you use
your boat. Checking these items periodically will soon become a
habit. If leaks or other abnormal conditions are found, stop using
the boat and contact your Nautique dealer to have the problem
corrected.
Get into the habit of performing these checks in the same order
each time so that it becomes routine.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Make sure to check all safety items.
Check that drain plug is properly installed.
Check condition of propeller.
Check that all batteries are fully charged and at the proper
level.
Verify the amount of fuel in the fuel tanks.
Be sure the lights, horn, bilge pumps and other electrical
equipment are in operating condition.
Check that steering system operates properly.
Make sure your float plan is submitted to a responsible
person.
Refer to your engine operation and maintenance manual for
additional pre-operation checks.
Getting Underway
The following instructions are very important:
• Raise the engine hatch all the way up. Check to see if all the
engine drain plugs are in place. Make sure the hull drain
plug T-handle in the bilge area is installed.
• Look at all the hoses to make sure they are installed and the
hose clamps are tight. Close the engine hatch and turn on
the engine compartment blower. Run the blower at least
four minutes to remove fuel vapors that might be in the
bilge area and engine compartment before starting engine.
Remember, if you have detected the presence of fuel vapors,
do not start the engine until the source has been
determined, problems corrected and vapors removed.
• Check all gasoline line connections. Connections are located
at the fuel tank, the fuel control cell and the fuel injection
system. All Nautique boats are equipped with anti-siphon
valves on the outlet fittings of the fuel tanks to reduce the
chance of fuel siphoning from the fuel tank if a fuel hose
leaks or is severed.
• Fill the fuel tank and check for leaks. Check again for leaks
after the engine has run for a few minutes.
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Checklist before starting boat:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Engine oil level - boat must be level.
Transmission oil level - boat must be level.
Shifting linkage and detent in forward, neutral and reverse.
Leaks (water, fuel and oil).
Coolant level (closed cooling system).
Operation of the throttle and transmission shift control.
Battery condition.
Visually inspect for any loose mounting fasteners.
Verify the emergency stop switch located by the throttle is fully
functional and the lanyard is not frayed or damaged. Clip the
safety lanyard securely to your body. Keep it attached at all times
while you are driving.
10. Check that the engine cooling water (raw water) valve is open
and raw water strainer is clean.
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• Once the boat is in the water, visually check for water leaking
at the stuffing box. There should be no leakage from the
optional “dripless stuffing box” while a conventional stuffing
box must drip a moderate amount of water to properly
lubricate the drive shaft. If the “dripless stuffing box” is
leaking or water is coming in rapidly with the conventional
stuffing box, pull the boat out of the water and have your
Nautique dealer service the stuffing box.
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Getting Underway
• Make sure there are no ropes, gear bags, arms/legs near the
belts and pulleys of the engine. Severe injury can result by
becoming entangled in the belts of the engine while it is
running. Make sure the boat is deep enough in the water to
supply the water intake with water to cool the engine. Move
the throttle into the NEUTRAL “straight up” position.
!
Fire or explosion hazard from fumes
accumulating in bilge area. Ventilate the engine
compartment by running the blower for four minutes,
especially after repairing or refueling and check for fuel
spills or leaks.
• Close the engine cover.
!
An engine guard which is not in place or
contact with any moving parts can cause death or
serious injury. The engine box cover is a machinery
guard. DO NOT operate your boat without the cover
closed and in place unless you are performing a check
or maintenance. Keep your hands, clothing, hair and
any other body parts away from any moving parts.
• Start the engine.
CAUTION
DO NOT continue to operate the starter for
more than 30 seconds without pausing to allow the
starter motor to cool off for five minutes. This allows the
battery to recover between starting attempts.
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In order to prevent personal injury to you or others, the engine
cover must be closed whenever the engine is running.
• DO NOT operate the engine with the engine cover open or
while someone is in the area of an open engine cover.
• DO NOT open the engine cover unless the engine is turned
OFF and rotating parts are stationary and remain in a
stationary position.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL WORK ON THE ENGINE BE
DONE BY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
During the warm up period, check the gauges for correct and
normal operation of all the systems:
•
•
•
•
•
Oil pressure 35-80 psi, approximately at 2000 rpm
Cooling water flow and water temperature 140-170°
Cooling water temperature for fresh water systems: 170-210°
Volts should rise to around 13-14V or higher
Idle rpm (600-700) in gear
CAUTION
DO NOT operate at high rpms in NEUTRAL.
DO NOT shift into forward or reverse at engine speeds
above idle rpms.
DO NOT operate the engine without a cooling water
supply.
Damage to the water pump impeller and engine can
occur. If the engine does not start, refer to Section 9,
Troubleshooting.
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Getting Underway
If the engine does not start:
• If the fuel filter has been changed or if the fuel system was
run dry, it will be necessary to cycle the ignition start button
from the STOP position to the START position several times
until the fuel pumps build adequate pressure. The cycling of
the ignition is necessary because the fuel pumps will run
only one to two seconds when the ignition is turned on,
unless the engine starts. Keep the shifter/throttle control in
NEUTRAL when starting the engine. If the throttle is
advanced, the computer will think the engine is flooded and
initiate a “clear flood” condition which will shut off fuel to
the engine and not allow it to start. The idle speed increase
is normally on hot or cold starts. This is programmed into
the computer. When the engine starts, the idle speed will
jump to approximately 1,500 rpm and quickly decrease to
between 750 and 900 rpm.
• Check for gasoline and cooling water leaks on the engine.
• Check for cooling water circulation (look at the raw water
strainer at the rear port side of the engine for water
movement).
Flooded Engine
If your engine does become flooded, use caution when attempting
to start the engine. Push in the transmission disengagement button
at the bottom of the shifter/throttle control handle and advance
the throttle to the FULL THROTTLE position. By pushing the
button in, the shift linkage is disengaged and the transmission
remains in NEUTRAL during the starting procedure. Use the start
key as described in Section 4, Run Mode. DO NOT operate the start
switch for more than 30 seconds. Allow the starter to cool.
We suggest you bring your boat back to your Nautique dealer after
25 hours of operation for an inspection of the shaft alignment,
stuffing boxes adjustment, and the fuel system checked for leaks.
This is not a free service. Follow Pleasure Craft Marine’s (PCM)
recommendations in the maintenance section for additional
service to the engine. Consult your Nautique dealer to determine
what charges will apply.
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When the engine starts, move the throttle lever back until the
engine is running about 2,500 rpm or less. Check the gauges for
normal readings and let the engine run for a minute to burn the
excess fuel. If the gauge readings are abnormal, stop the engine
and contact your Nautique dealer. When the engine runs normally,
check the engine for fuel, water and exhaust leaks. If there are
leaks, stop the engine and correct them before you continue.
NOTICE
Read the “Notice to Dealer” located in your Skipper’s Kit. It
contains pre-delivery checks and adjustments which must be
performed by your Nautique dealer. It is still the boat owner’s
responsibility to make sure they were performed. This will also help
you become more familiar with your boat and its systems. If you
have any questions regarding this notice, contact your Nautique
dealer.
After your initial run:
•
•
•
•
•
Check the engine oil level
Check the transmission oil level
Check for leaks (water, fuel and oil)
Check that engine frame bolts and mounts are tight
Check that throttle and shift control operates correctly
NOTICE
If the engine backfires when you try to start it, the problem may be
more serious than flooding.
•
DO NOT CONTINUE TRYING TO START THE
ENGINE.
•
CONTACT YOUR NAUTIQUE DEALER OR A
QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN TO CORRECT THE
PROBLEM.
DO NOT keep trying to start the engine under these conditions.
Engine damage or personal injury can result.
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Getting Underway
Break In Procedure
Make sure all your passengers are properly seated before starting
the break in procedure. After the engine is thoroughly warmed up
and you have driven the boat into a large open area, advance the
throttle to wide open until the maximum rpms are reached. DO
NOT exceed 5,000 rpm. Reduce the throttle to 2,800-3,000 rpms
and cruise at or below this speed for 30 minutes. Reduce the speed
to idle, advance the throttle to wide open and operate at that speed
for one minute; reduce to the previous cruising speed for a few
minutes and repeat. Accelerating from idle speed to wide open
assists in seating the piston rings. This cycle can be repeated from
time to time during the first five hours of operation. DO NOT
operate engine at full throttle for longer than one to two minutes.
CAUTION
Follow these procedures only when
conditions are such that you can drive the boat safely.
DO NOT attempt to break in an engine by letting it idle at
the dock.
Propeller Selection
The maximum rpm of the engine at full throttle under normal load
conditions can be controlled by propeller pitch, diameter and
design. It is essential the propeller does not underload or overload
the engine.
Propeller Overloading, results in low rpms at wide open throttle
will give poor performance, poor fuel economy and eventually
result in engine damage.
Propeller Underloading, if operated with a propeller that has too
little pitch or diameter, poor performance will result.
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Section 6
NOTICE
Running your boat in shallow water can cause propeller shaft,
strut, propeller and rudder damage and sand and silt to be pulled
into the cooling system. This will cause excessive water pump wear
and can clog the water passages in the engine. Heavy weed growth
in the water can plug the raw water strainer and oil coolers and
cause engine damage. There is a raw water strainer located near
the rear of the engine to strain the water before it goes into the
transmission cooler and then the engine. Check this every time you
use your boat to make sure it is not clogged.
Refer to Section 1, Hazardous Conditions, Boating Safety.
If the engine fails to start or is not operating properly, contact your
Nautique dealer for assistance.
Shifting
!
Boat movement without making sure your
path is clear can cause death or serious injury. Make
sure there are no swimmers or obstacles in the water
near you.
Keep the control lever clean and clear of obstructions. Refer to
your engine operator and maintenance manual for shifting
information.
Always pause in NEUTRAL before shifting from reverse to forward
and from forward to reverse.
Steering
Practice steering your boat. Make sure the steering system is
working correctly and is properly maintained.
CAUTION
The steering system must be in good
operating condition for safe boating. Frequent
inspection, lubrication and adjustment by your Nautique
dealer is recommended.
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Getting Underway
Stopping
Stopping the engine immediately after operating at high speed is
not recommended. Allow the engine a two to three minute cooldown period at idle or low speed.
Refer to your engine operator and maintenance manual for
stopping information.
Docking
!
There is a crushing hazard between the
boat and other objects that could cause death or serious
injury. DO NOT use your hands, arms or another part of
your body to attempt to keep the boat from hitting other
objects, especially a dock.
Approach a dock slowly and use caution. Plan your maneuvers
ahead of time. Allow wind and current movement to help
maneuver your boat.
Come to a stop a short distance from the dock, then proceed slowly.
• Have your fenders and mooring lines ready.
• Observe how the wind and current are moving your boat.
Approach the dock with the boat pointed into the wind, if
possible.
• If possible, throw a line to a person on the dock and have
that person secure a bow line. If no one is on the dock,
maneuver as close as you can, then secure any line to a
piling or dock cleat.
Before tying up your boat, be sure to use enough fenders to protect
the boat from damage. If possible, tie up the bow toward the waves
with a good quality double-braided nylon line. Tie up only to the
lifting rings, tie down eyes or cleats; DO NOT use the handrails or
windshield frame. If the boat is to be moored for a long period of
time, use chafing protectors on the lines to protect the gelcoat
finish. Leave a little slack in the lines to allow for some wave
movement or tidal action as applicable.
When departing, cast off the bow line and move away. If the wind
or current is pushing away from the dock, cast off all lines and allow
to drift until you are clear.
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NOTES
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Section 7
Running
Nautique urges you and all others operating your 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 in this manual are
limited to the facts related directly to the operation of your boat,
while the responsibility for the proper application of these
principles belongs to you.
Hydro-Gate™
The Hydro-Gate is engaged by moving the SportShift Hydro-Gate
control handle located at the helm’s starboard-side fore and
disengaged by moving the handle aft. The SportShift and HydroGate can be used at any speed or at rest. Refer to Section 4 – HydroGate Control and SportShift.
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Section 7
Maneuvering Techniques
Steering response depends on three factors: rudder position,
motion and throttle.
Maneuvering in congested areas and advanced courses requires
mastering and good “Rules of the Road” ethics. Your Nautique boat
is designed to be responsive and agile enough to meet the
challenge of these conditions.
STERN
CIRCLE
BOW
CIRCLE
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Maneuvering
High speed maneuvering is relatively easy and takes little practice
to learn. Slow speed maneuvering is far more difficult and requires
time and practice to master.
When making tight maneuvers, it is important to understand the
effects of turning. Since both thrust and steering are at the stern of
the boat, the stern will push away from the direction of the turn.
The bow follows a smaller turning circle than the stern.
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Quick maneuvers can cause people and
objects in the boat to be thrown about resulting in death
or serious injury. DO NOT make quick or high-speed
maneuvers when you or your passengers are not
prepared.
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Running
The effects of unequal propeller thrust, wind and current must also
be kept in mind. While wind and current may not always be
present, experienced boaters will use them to their advantage.
Unequal thrust is an aspect shared by all single-engine propellerdriven watercrafts. Your Nautique boat has a clockwise (right-hand)
rotation propeller. Propeller rotation has a direct effect on steering,
especially when operating your boat in reverse. Operators should
familiarize themselves with the handling characteristics of the boat
in an open area before attempting to dock or perform other close
maneuvers.
Stopping (checking headway) is a technique that must be
developed. Reverse thrust is used to slow and stop the boat. The
momentum of the boat will vary according to the load as well as the
speed. Make it a practice to slow to idle (no-wake) speed before
shifting into reverse.
It is best to learn maneuvering skills in open water away from traffic.
Adequate practice is the only way to develop your boating skills.
Tow Pattern
A large loop pattern is preferred for beginners. This pattern does
not require the skier to cross the wake. As the skier’s skills improve,
a looped end or dumb bell pattern may be used. The dumb bell
pattern provides a long straight course which allows the wake to
disperse, leaving the skier with a smooth water surface. The dumb
bell pattern is popular with ski tournaments and clinics.
KCB-011
Dumb Bell Ski Pattern
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Section 7
Freezing Temperatures
When the boat is removed from the water, drain the cooling and
heater system (as equipped) completely.
Anchoring
There are many types of anchors available on the market. The
choice of one anchor over another depends on many factors. An
anchor will usually hold best in a mixture of mud and clay or in
hard sand. A Danforth anchor is recommended for general
boating. For more information on anchors, contact your Nautique
dealer.
KC-1571C
Danforth Anchor
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Improper use of an anchor can pull a boat
underwater causing death or serious injury. Anchor
from the bow, NOT from the stern.
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Running
Dropping Anchor
• Make sure the line is tied to the anchor and tie the other
end to the forward cleat or bow eye.
• Head the boat into the wind or current over the spot where
you want to lower the anchor. Spot the boat before lowering
the anchor.
• When the anchor hits bottom, slowly back up the boat,
keeping tension on the line. Let out an anchor line that is
six to seven times the depth of the water. For example, if you
are in 10 feet (3 m) of water, let out 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21
meters) of line.
LINE SIX TO SEVEN
TIMES DEPTH OF WATER
CORC136
Anchoring
• Pull on the line to make sure the anchor is holding.
• Occasionally check your position against the shoreline. If the
anchor is dragging and you are drifting, reset the anchor.
Weighing (Pulling In) Anchor
Start the engine and move forward until the anchor line is straight
up and down. Pull hard to lift the anchor from the bottom material.
If the anchor is caught on the bottom, attach a line to the bow cleat
so that it is taut. The up and down motion of the bow from wave
action may lift the anchor from the bottom. If the anchor remains
caught, let out a few more feet of line and attach it to the bow cleat.
Slowly maneuver the boat around the anchor until the anchor pulls
loose. Be sure to keep the line tight during this procedure.
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Section 7
Performance Boating
!
Failure to maintain control can result in
death or serious injury. Always keep one hand on the
steering wheel and the other on the control lever. If the
boat begins to operate in an unsafe way, adjust speed
and course as necessary to regain control.
Your Nautique boat is a high performance boat. DO NOT be
tempted to push your boat to its limits until you are completely
familiar with its operating characteristics.
Nautique boats are the ones of choice of the better professional
and amateur ski shows and tournaments. You may have seen drivers
put their Nautique through extreme maneuvers. These drivers are
paid professionals on a closed course with hundreds of hours of
experience. DO NOT attempt extreme maneuvers without proper
training.
We recommend that you never operate the boat without first
having an initial orientation and familiarization/demonstration
ride with your dealer or an operator experienced with the
boat/engine combination. All boats perform differently.
The operator should have at least ten hours of experience with the
boat before any full throttle operation. DO NOT operate your boat
until you are completely experienced with its handling
characteristics.
Propellers
Your Nautique boat is equipped with a propeller best matched to its
engine and boat combination. If you feel you are experiencing
poor performance, contact your Nautique dealer. Care and
selection of your propeller is very important to proper boat
operation.
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Section 8
Care and Maintenance
This section describes how to care and maintain your Nautique
boat. Periodic inspection and maintenance of items listed in this
section is absolutely necessary.
Winterization and some engine maintenance functions are best
performed by your Nautique dealer. Some maintenance items that
can be done by you or your dealer are listed below. We suggest that
you familiarize yourself with these even if you have your dealer
service your boat.
General Maintenance
1. Read engine operator and maintenance manual very carefully.
2. Check for fuel line leaks every time you use the boat.
3. DO NOT start your engine if gasoline odor is present. Gasoline
fumes are highly explosive. Before starting your engine, open
the engine cover, inspect the engine compartment for gasoline
fumes and operate the blower for at least four minutes. Run
your blower when operating at slow speeds. If fuel vapors are
present, do not start the engine. Check all hoses and fittings to
determine the source of the vapor. Make the necessary
adjustments or take the boat to your local dealer to eliminate
the fuel vapor.
!
Fumes accumulating in bilge area present
a fire or explosion hazard which could cause death or
severe injury. Ventilate the engine compartment by
running the blower for four minutes, especially after
repairing or refueling and check for fuel spills or leaks.
If you smell gasoline vapor or see liquid gasoline, DO
NOT start the engine.
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4. When servicing the ignition switch or any wiring, always
disconnect the battery cables from the battery.
5. Check for water circulation when the engine is running.
Exhaust should contain steady flow of water. In closed cooling
systems, make sure the coolant in the cooling system is at the
proper level.
Engine Intake Raw Water Strainer
Visually inspect the engine intake water strainer for debris before
each use. To clean the strainer, close the engine intake water valve
and unscrew the strainer bowl (A). DO NOT lose the rubber O-ring
(B) that seals the bowl to the cap. Carefully remove the screen (C).
RAW WATER
STRAINER
OFF
ON
WATER
VALVE
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C
B
A
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Care and Maintenance
Clean debris from the bowl and screen and rinse parts in fresh
water. Insert the screen, place the O-ring in the groove of the bowl
and screw the bowl on hand tight. Be sure to open the water valve
before starting the engine.
ENGINE COOLANT FILL
MAX. and Min. indicators below
See Owners Manual
MAX
MIN
RAW WATER
STRAINER
OFF
ON
VALVE
CORC029
Some engines are equipped with a closed cooling system with a selfcontained reservoir for engine coolant. Self-contained systems are
equipped with a heat exchanger which uses raw water to cool the
coolant. All raw water systems are equipped with a valve and
strainer.
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Section 8
Bilge Pumps
Check your bilge pumps often to make sure they are operating
efficiently. There are two bilge pumps: one is at the rear of the boat
near the rudder and under the floor by the forward bulkhead
located next to the fuel tank. To keep the pumps from getting
clogged, remove any debris you find in the bilge. Wash the bilge
with a good biodegradable household detergent or a bilge cleaner
available at your Nautique dealer or a marine supply store. Rinse
with water with your bilge pumps running. If your pumps seem to
lag, remove the top of the pump from the base and check the
impeller to make sure there is no debris inside. See your dealer if
there is still a problem with the pumps.
CE Bilge Discharge Filter
Your boat may be equipped with a CE-compliant bilge discharge
filter system that is designed to prevent oil-contaminated bilge from
being discharged into the environment. One CE bilge filter is
required for each bilge pump. The CE bilge filter is located below
the deck, connected to the bilge discharge hose just before the
hose connection to the deck outlet fitting.
CE bilge discharge filter cartridge XOil™ replacement should be
part of a regular maintenance program to prevent oily,
contaminated bilge from passing through the deck outlet fitting
into the environment. The period between cartridge replacements
will depend on the condition of the bilge. Always replace the
cartridge immediately after there has been a great amount of oil or
other contaminants spilled into the bilge.
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Care and Maintenance
Cartridge Replacement
1. Turn off power to the bilge pump.
F
E
2. Unscrew the filter bowl (A) by
turning counterclockwise and pour
D
any excess bilge water remaining in
the bowl back into the bilge.
3. Remove the used cartridge (B) and
dispose of in a suitable container.
B
4. Inspect the O-ring (C) located on
top of the bowl and replace if worn.
5. Be sure that the seals located on the C
top and bottom of new cartridge are
in place and correctly aligned.
6. Place the new cartridge into the
A
bowl and reattach the bowl to the
filter housing (D) by turning
clockwise.
CORC0241
7. Turn on power to the bilge pump.
8. Turn on the bilge pump and inspect all connections for leaks.
9. Bleed any air trapped in the housing by using the bleed button
(F) or, if so equipped, the bleed screw (E). Both are located on
top of the filter housing.
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Propeller
CAUTION
• A propeller can be very sharp. Be careful when you
handle it. Wear a pair of protective gloves when
handling any propeller.
• Remove your key from the ignition and remove the
Emergency Stop Switch clip from the switch to
prevent accidental starting of the engine.
• DO NOT reuse the nylon locknut or the cotter pin.
• DO NOT use a damaged propeller. A damaged
propeller can damage your engine and boat.
Removal
1. Remove the cotter pin from the propeller shaft and discard.
2. Wedge a piece of 1" x 4" wood between the propeller blade and
the starboard side of the strut and rudder.
3. Remove the nylon locknut and discard.
Use a propeller puller to remove the propeller, then remove the
key from the keyway. Inspect the keyways and key for any damage.
A
C
B
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Installation
Before placing the propeller on the shaft, look at the keyway on the
shaft and in the propeller. Make sure the key slides freely in the
shaft keyway and the propeller keyway. DO NOT use the propeller
nut to advance the prop onto shaft.
If the key has burrs, remove them by filing the flat sides or replace
the key. DO NOT file the key beyond its normal shape or size.
1. Rotate the shaft until the keyway is “up.”
2. Place the key in the shaft keyway. The propeller will only slip on
in one direction. Rotate the propeller so the keyway in the
propeller is aligned with the keyway on the shaft. Once it is
aligned, push the propeller onto the shaft. You’ll hear a solid
“thunk” or feel it, as the propeller is seated.
3. Wedge a piece of 1" x 4" wood (A) between the propeller blade
and the port side of the strut and rudder.
4. Install a new nylon locknut (B) and torque the nut to maximum
of 30 ft-lbs (40.7 N•m).
5. Install new cotter pin (C). Bend the retaining ends of the cotter
pin in the opposite directions. Make sure the cotter pin is snug
and does not rotate.
Through-Hull Fittings
All fittings that actually pass through the hull on the wetted surface
are caulked in. These are not serviceable and must not be tampered
with.
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Quick Oil Drain System
Change the engine oil after the first 25 hours of operation, then
after every 50 hours. The boat must be removed from the water to
use the quick oil drain system. There is a drain hose attached to the
bottom of the oil pan with a small plug screwed into the loose end
of the hose.
Remove the bilge drain plug and put the end of the drain hose
through the bilge drain opening. Make sure there are no kinks or
sharp bends in the hose. The engine will drain most efficiently
when the oil is warm. Allow several minutes for the oil to settle and
drain. Dispose of used oil in an environmentally safe manner.
CORC169
NOTICE
Be sure the engine is off when you are draining your oil.
!
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Prolonged or repeated contact with used
engine oil can cause death or serious injury. Wash
affected area immediately with soap and water.
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Care and Maintenance
Salt Water Boating
NOTICE
If you use your boat in salt water or other unusual water
conditions, fresh water flush your engine and cooling system with
freshwater.
Nautique offers an optional fresh water flush kit. The relief valve in
this kit prevents excessive water pressure to your engine. Excess
water pressure can damage the engine. This is the only system we
recommend if you use your boat in salt water or unusual water
conditions. Flushing the system by running the boat in fresh water
is another good way to flush the engine, but it must be done
immediately.
Freshwater Flushing Kit Optional
The optional freshwater flushing kit allows you to flush the water
system after your boat is operated in salt water, brackish water or
unusual water conditions.
We recommend using this system if you use your boat in salt water
or unusual water conditions. Flushing the system by running the
boat in fresh water is another good way to flush the engine, but it
must be done immediately.
DO NOT connect the flushing kit to a water source which exceeds
normal municipality water pressure.
Proper Use of Freshwater Flushing Kit
1. Open the ball valve located between the system’s deck fitting
and main engine cooling water supply hose.
2. Make sure that the ball valve located in the main cooling system
supply hose is open. This valve is located near the hull inlet
fitting.
3. Open the cap of the system deck fitting and properly connect a
water supply hose, making sure the connection is secure.
4. Turn on the hose and start the engine.
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5. Close the ball valve of step 2 unless the boat is on a trailer or
lifted up in the air, in which case it should be left open.
6. Run the engine for several minutes after it has reached the
normal operating temperature to ensure proper flushing.
7. Reduce the engine speed to idle, shut off the engine and
immediately shut off the water supply hose. Please note, failure
to shut off the water supply hose immediately could possibly
result in engine damage.
8. If the ball valve of step 5 was closed, open it now and close the
step 1 ball valve.
9. Remove the water supply hose and reinstall the deck fitting cap
securely.
Coastal Edition
Nautique boats with the Coastal Edition are equipped to effectively
resist saltwater corrosion while maintaining premium performance
capabilities. Follow these procedures to help keep your Nautique
boat operating efficiently.
1. Wash down the boat after each use. Wash the boat at least once
a week even during periods of non-use. Use biodegradable
soap. Include vinyl components (existing cleaners). Raise the
cushions in the open position to improve drying. Ensure that
the boat is fully dry before installing the mooring cover.
2. Wax metal parts every 6 months including anodized, aluminum
and stainless steel components (stainless steel will rust without
care). More frequent applications may be necessary depending
on exposure. Use a polish that is recommended for metal.
3. Zinc anodes combat the effect of electrolytic corrosion on
metal components. Correct Craft, the manufacturer of
Nautique boats, installs zinc anodes on the Hydro-Gate plate,
the prop shaft and the rudder. Replace zinc anodes after they
have worn to 50% of their original size (not tied to time).
Anodes may have a red or blue wear indicator to help
determine when replacement is necessary. Each time new
anodes are installed, apply a marine grade waterproof grease to
the fastening bolt.
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4. Flush the engine with fresh water after each use. See Freshwater
Flushing Kit - Optional on page 8-9 for more information.
5. Correct Craft, the manufacturer of Nautique boats, applies
dielectric grease to the battery connections at the factory.
Reapply if these connections are serviced.
6. The steering tube is equipped with a grease fitting. Lubricate
the tube with a marine grade, waterproof grease every 100
hours of use or once a year, whichever comes first. Do not overgrease the steering tube. Over-greasing can cause damage to
the wiper seal and allow the excess grease to leak and expose
the steering rod to moisture and corrosion.
7. Wax the hull at least once a year with a UV wax. Rotate the boat
during outside storage every 6 months for even color blending.
8. Apply a rust corrosion protection spray such as Boeshield T-9®
to the engine and bilge components (electrical connections,
pumps, etc.) once a month or more frequently depending on
exposure. Turn the engine off and ensure that the engine and
all components are cool and dry before application. Follow all
manufacturer’s insturctions when applying the product.
Battery Maintenance
!
Explosion or fire hazard from vented
fumes can cause death or serious injury.
• Wear eye protection and rubber gloves when working
on or around batteries.
• DO NOT charge or use a battery booster to start your
engine.
• DO NOT smoke or bring a flame near a battery at any
time.
• DO NOT have your head directly above a battery when
making or breaking electrical connections.
• DO NOT use a metal object to spark between battery
posts to check if the battery is charged.
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Take care when connecting or disconnecting a battery charger. Be
sure the charger is turned OFF and unplugged from power source
when you clip ON/OFF the connecting clamps.
Make sure you have a solid connection with the charging clamps.
Poor connections are common causes of electrical arcs and engine
problems. Follow instructions.
DO NOT make or break electrical circuits at the battery terminals;
a spark will occur when a live circuit is opened or made. Turn of all
components.
Use a voltmeter or hydrometer to check the battery charge
condition.
The battery cables should be removed from the battery when the
boat is placed in storage, on display or in transit. This will eliminate
the possibility of the engine accidentally starting without a supply of
cooling water and may damage the engine.
A
CORC212
+ = red positive (A)
- = black negative (not shown)
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Care and Maintenance
To clean your battery, remove and wash down the battery case with
a diluted ammonia or baking soda/water solution to neutralize the
acid, then flush with fresh water. Keep the fill/vent caps tight so the
neutralizing solution does not get into the battery cells.
The electrolyte level should be checked every 30 days. Add only
distilled water to maintain the level between the top of the plates
and the bottom of the fill/vent cap. DO NOT overfill. Remember
batteries contain sulfuric acid which can cause severe burns.
Gelcoat Maintenance
Your Skipper’s Kit included samples of quality boat care products
recommended by Nautique. Nautique is proud of its heritage and
wants you to feel this pride every time you use your boat.
Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your hull and deck
surfaces in good condition. Sun exposure, residue from trees and
minerals in the water affect your boat’s finish.
To help maintain the shine of your boat, wash the hull with a mild
bio-degradable detergent after each use. This will help to remove
any debris and waterborne materials that are on the hull. Use a soft
sponge or towel and dry with a chamois cloth to prevent water
spots.
Wax the hull sides and deck regularly with a high quality wax.
Waxes and polishes are available at your Nautique dealer and
marine supply stores. Always follow the directions on these
products carefully before you use them.
The hull bottom is an especially important area to keep clean since
any buildup of water scum and algae will create drag and reduce
the boat’s efficiency. If you must leave your boat in the water, there
are compounds to remove algae buildup on your hull. Some of
these can be caustic. Pay special attention to the cautions on the
label of these coatings. Ask your Nautique dealer for advice on
which work best in your area.
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Section 8
If your boat’s gelcoat develops a chalky look over a period of time
due to exposure to sun, there are gelcoat buffing and polishing
compounds available at your Nautique dealer and marine supply
stores. DO NOT use common household scouring pads or
powders.
If you will be keeping your boat in the water for ANY period of time,
we suggest that the wetted surface of the hull be painted with an
epoxy paint formulated for blister protection.
Sudden changes in temperature can affect gelcoat. If you move
your boat from outdoors to a heated area, allow the temperature
change to be gradual. Heat the area after the boat is moved to allow
the boat to warm up slowly as the area is heated. Also, if you move
your boat from a warmer area to a colder one, wait for the outside
temperature to be closer to the warmer area’s temperature or allow
the area and the boat to cool down first.
!
Fire or explosion hazard from fumes
accumulating from rags being stored in bilge area. DO
NOT store rags used to wipe up fuel or solvent spills in
the boat. Dispose of rags properly ashore.
Care of Metal
• Aluminum care
• Stainless care
• Chrome
Keep all metal work rinsed and wiped dry. Periodically polish it with
a quality commercially available metal polish to remove substances
such as air-borne pollution and natural body oils from your hands.
DO NOT use citrus cleaners on stainless steel or wax on anodized
towers.
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Care and Maintenance
Care of Glass
Your windshield, mirrors and gauge faces all deserve the same
attention as the other parts of your boat. Clean them often with
quality commercially available glass cleaners.
Adhesive-Backed Non-Skid
All adhesive-backed non-skid surfaces can be cleaned by using a
medium-to-stiff brush and warm, soapy water. Make brushing
strokes in the direction of the non-skid grain. Rinse with clean
water and let the non-skid air-dry.
Vinyl Maintenance and
Cleaning
Nautique has selected the finest marine grade vinyl for your
Nautique. It is important to keep it clean at all times. There are
some substances that will stain the vinyl if you leave them on for
even a short period of time. Remove any contaminant and clean
the area immediately. DO NOT use Formula 409® Cleaner,
Fantastik® or any silicone-based products. Certain household
cleaners, powdered abrasives, steel wool, industrial cleaners, dry
cleaning fluids and lacquer solvents can cause damage and
discoloration. DO NOT use these cleaners.
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Common stains and steps to treat:
Chewing gum
Eye shadow
Engine oil
Spray paint
Mildew or wet leaves *
Shoe polish *
Yellow mustard
Oil based paint (fresh)
Oil based paint (dried)
Suntan lotion *
Tar/Asphalt
Lipstick
Latex paint
Crayon
Ketchup
Grease
Ball-point ink *
Permanent marker *
Coffee, tea, chocolate
Step #1
Step #2
Step #3
D
E
B
C
D
A
D
D
A
D
A
A
A
D
A
D
E
E
B
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
D then A
E then B
B
B
A
Use the chart above to clean common stains:
A. Medium-soft brush, warm, soapy water/rinse/dry
B. Meguiar’s Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner #57
C. One(1) tablespoon ammonia, 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide, 3/4
cup water rinse/dry
D. Wipe or scrape off excess (chill gum with ice)
E. Denatured Alcohol/rinse/dry
After all cleaning methods, rinse well with water.
*Suntan lotion, shoe polish, wet leaves and some other products
contain dyes that stain permanently.
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Care and Maintenance
Tunable Rudder
The Tunable Rudder* is designed to
offer easy steering adjustment. This
system uses a composite tuning foil
which is located at the upper aft
corner of the rudder blade. Use a
Phillips head screwdriver to adjust
the foil. Loosen the two screws in the
relief slots of the tuning foil.
CORC045
If the boat is pulling port (A), rotate the foil to port (B) and tighten
screws. If the boat is pulling starboard (C), rotate the foil to
starboard (D) and tighten screws. Always remember that movement
of the trailing edge of the foil to one side will cause the steering to
pull to the opposite side.
NOTICE
After each adjustment, test run and adjust again if necessary.
A
B
C
D
CORC162
*Manufactured under license from National Products, Inc. U.S. patent 5,746,147.
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Section 8
Rudder Remote Lube Fitting (if equipped)
The remote lube fitting allows for easy access to lubricating the
rudder. The remote lube fitting is located on the port stringer
under the aft removable floorboard. Use a quality marine grease
and gun. Connect the grease gun to the fitting and apply a light
pressure to the gun until you feel a slight resistance.
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Section 9
Troubleshooting
The following chart will assist you in finding and correcting minor
problems with your Nautique boat. Refer to your engine operation
and maintenance manual for more detailed information for any
problem concerning the starting, shifting or operation of the
engine.
Some problems may require the skills of a trained technician and
special service tools. Please contact your Nautique dealer for
assistance.
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Section 9
Trouble Check Chart
Performance
Symptom
Possible Cause
Starter motor will not operate
• Shift handle not in NEUTRAL
• Battery disconnect switch OFF
• Battery and electrical connection
loose or corroded
• Emergency stop switch not in place
• Starting procedure not followed
• Fuel tank empty
• Contaminated fuel
• Clogged fuel filter
• Uneven load distribution
• Improper propeller selection
• Marine growth on hull
• Engine problem
• Marine growth on hull
• Engine problem
• Damaged or fouled propeller
• Misaligned propeller shaft coupling
• Bent propeller shaft
• Engine problem
• Fouled or damaged propeller
• Engine problem
Engine will not start
Poor boat performance
Poor gas mileage
Excessive vibration
Engine runs but boat
makes little or no
progress
Steering problem
Throttle problems
Shifting problems
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• Corroded steering cable
• Rudder worn
• Throttle wire harness loose or
unplugged. Check the wiring
harness connection at throttle
and engine.
• Defective throttle return spring
• Low transmission fluid level
• Sticking transmission shift lever
Troubleshooting
Electrical
Symptom
Possible Cause
Electrical problem
• Open circuit breaker or blown
fuse
• Loose wiring connection
• Defective switch or gauge
• Open circuit breaker tripped or
in OFF position
• Battery discharged
Dim or no lights
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NOTES
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Section 10
Storage
Lifting Rings
Your Nautique is equipped with bow and stern lifting rings. These
are designed to lift your boat in a steady and secure manner. The
winch, hooks and other components of the lifting mechanism have
sufficient capacity sufficient for your boat. Refer to Section 3,
Specifications. The weights listed in the specifications are dry
weight. You must add the weight of the battery, fuel and gear to the
dry weight.
CORC138
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Section 10
CAUTION
Drain the bilge and / or launch control system
and/or aftermarket water bladder(s) to eliminate excess
water before you lift the boat.
NOTICE
Only use a hook that will pass easily through the lifting ring
without binding. A hook that is too large or off-center could break
the lifting ring. DO NOT use a sling to lift the boat. Damage to
your boat can occur.
If your boat is equipped with a retractable lifting ring, it can be used
for lifting your boat.
CORC055
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Storage
Winterizing Your Boat
Winter storage procedures vary depending on climate, type of
storage and length of storage. Check with your dealer/storage
facility manager for their advice on what works best in your climate.
Winterization functions are best performed by your Nautique
dealer. Refer to your engine operation and maintenance manual
for more information.
When storing your boat up on a rack system, it is important that the
racks adequately support the hull bottom.
If you do not have a trailer, support the boat like a Nautique dealer
recommended trailer. It is important to have an even weight
distribution.
If you use a mooring cover, DO NOT put it on when the interior of
the boat is wet and/or hot. It will trap moisture and lead to mildew
on the carpet and/or vinyl. Make sure your mooring cover allows
air to circulate, even if you have to leave a portion of the cover off.
RAW WATER
STRAINER
OFF
ON
WATER
VALVE
CORC067
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Section 10
The raw water strainer bowl (A) remains full of water even after the
rest of the engine cooling water system is drained. To properly
winterize your boat, the strainer must be removed and emptied.
DO NOT lose the rubber O-ring (B) that seals the bowl to the cap.
Clean screen (C) if required. If the water is not removed, the bowl
can be damaged. A damaged sea strainer can cause overheating
problems during the next season.
C
B
A
CORC078
Winterizing the Heater System (in Closed-Cooled
Engines Only)
1. Disconnect the hose connections at the engine (2 each).
2. Place one hose end into a small bucket and introduce 50 PSI
(or less) of air into the other hose end. This will force all fluid
out of the hoses and the heater core.
3. Reconnect the hoses to the engine.
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Storage
Check for Water in Your Fuel
System
A small amount of water left in the fuel system for several months
can result in damage to the fuel system and engine. If you are
storing your boat for the winter, it is a good practice to remove any
water in the fuel system.
The Fuel Control Cell can be drained by removing the drain plug
at the bottom of the canister.
1. Loosen the return fuel hose to provide an incoming air source.
2. Clamp the return fuel line some way to minimize the amount
of fuel that may drain.
3. Once the canister is drained, coat the threads of the drain plug
with a fuel resistant pipe thread sealer, then replace and tighten
the plug.
4. Reconnect the fuel hose, and tighten the hose clamp. The
threads must be sealed properly to avoid a possible fuel leak.
Check your Fuel Control Cell once each year for signs of water in
the canister. If it appears there is water buildup in the canister, see
your Nautique dealer for service.
An empty fuel tank can accumulate water inside by changing
temperature and repeated cycles of condensation on the inner
surfaces of the tank. If the fuel tank is kept at about 3/4 full during
storage, less water can condense, limiting the buildup of water in
the fuel tank.
Fill the tank to 3/4 full maximum during storage to eliminate the
possibility of fuel expansion problems caused by temperature
changes. This minimizes overflow of fuel from the fuel vent. Not
only can this overflow be hazardous, but it will also adversely affect
decals and pin striping on the boat.
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Section 10
Add a good quality fuel stabilizer to the fuel prior to winterizing to
slow down the rate of fuel decomposition. You can purchase a fuel
stabilizer at your servicing dealer, most marinas or an auto supply
store. Add the stabilizer to the tank.
If you did not add the stabilizer previously, run the engine to
circulate fuel throughout the system. Remember, always follow the
fuel stabilizer manufacturer’s recommendations for proper mixing.
NOTICE
Gasoline expands when the temperature increases. Never store your
boat with more than 3/4 of a tank.
Refer to the engine’s owner’s manual for winterization of the
engine.
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Storage
Trailer/Trailering
Hitch
If you do not already have a trailer hitch installed on your vehicle,
go to a reputable installer to have the proper size hitch installed.
Always use a hitch rated with the appropriate capacity to match the
trailer and boat’s gross weight.
!
Loss of control can cause death or
serious injury. DO NOT attempt to tow more than one
trailer at a time behind your vehicle. Attempting to tow
an additional trailer will adversely affect the trailer
tongue weight.
CAUTION
DO NOT use a bumper mounted hitch on
your vehicle. Use a hitch that is attached to the frame of
your vehicle only. DO NOT compromise your equipment,
your safety or the safety of others.
Wiring
The trailer requires wiring from your vehicle to the trailer lights.
This can usually be done by the hitch company.
Security
There are several locking devices available at marine supply stores
to aid in securing your boat whether or not it is attached to your
vehicle.
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Section 10
Towing Your Boat
Read this checklist prior to trailering your boat.
• Check wheel lug nuts for tightness.
• Be sure the trailer tongue is securely on the hitch and the
safety chains from the trailer are secured to the vehicle.
• Be sure a cable or strap secures the bow eye of the boat to
the trailer. Make sure this is tightly secured.
• Be sure the trailer electrical connector is plugged in. Allow
sufficient slack for cornering. Check brake lights, turn
signals, emergency flasher and running lights.
• Be sure your gear inside the boat and seat cushions cannot
shift or fly out of the boat during trailering.
• Be sure the walk-thru door of the windshield is closed and
latched while the boat is being trailered.
• If you are using any sort of water "ballast" system to add
weight to the boat, be sure it is drained before you put the
boat on the trailer. These systems can adversely affect the
tongue weight of the trailer. Your boat is not designed to
carry exceptionally heavy loads. This can adversely effect the
proper balance of the boat/trailer combination and cause
tire failure and/or loss of control.
• If your boat is equipped with a trailer bow winch, make sure
the boat is properly located on the trailer and the winch
strap/cable is tight.
• Make sure the platform bracket pins are in place before
trailering.
• Remove bilge drain plug(s).
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Storage
Long Trips
DO NOT use your boat and trailer to haul excessive gear.
Each time you stop on a long trip, check the following:
• Make sure the wheel lug nuts are tight and the bearings are
lubricated.
• Make sure the boat is still positioned snugly against the bow
stops.
• Examine the hitch connection to be sure it is firmly attached
and the safety pin and chains are securely fastened.
• Make sure all trailer lights are still functioning properly.
• Re-examine the contents of your boat to ensure that no
items such as life jackets or other gear have shifted and will
not fly out while you are on the road.
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Section 10
NOTES
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Glossary
ABYC – American Boat and Yacht Council, Inc.
AFLOAT – On the water.
AFT – Toward the rear or stern of the boat.
AGROUND – Touching bottom.
AMIDSHIP – Center or middle of the boat.
ANCHOR – (1) An iron casting shaped to grip the lake bottom to
hold the boat. (2) The act of setting the anchor.
ANODE – An electrode carrying a positive charge.
ASHORE – On the shore.
ASTERN – Toward the stern.
BAIL – To remove water from the bottom of the boat with a pump,
bucket, sponge, etc.
BALLAST – Any solid or liquid weight placed in a boat to increase
the draft, to change the trim.
BEAM – The widest point on the boat.
BEARING – Relative position or direction of an object from the boat.
BILGE – The lowest interior section of the boat hull.
BOARDING – To enter the boat.
BOUNDARY WATERS – A body of water between two areas of
jurisdiction; i.e., a river between two states.
BOW – The forward end of the boat.
BULKHEAD – Vertical partition (wall) in a boat.
BUNKS – Carpeted trailer hull supports.
BURDENED BOAT – Term for the boat that must "give-way" to boats
with the right-of-way.
CAPACITY PLATE – A plate that provides maximum weight capacity
and engine horsepower rating information. It is located in full view
of the helm.
CAPSIZE – To turn over.
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CAST-OFF – To unfasten mooring lines in preparation for departure.
CATHODE – An electrode carrying a negative charge.
CAVITATION – A phenomenon in which low pressure within a
liquid allows vapor bubbles to form.
CENTER LINE – A lengthwise imaginary line which runs fore and
aft with the boat’s keel.
CHINE – The point on a boat where the side intersects (meets) the
bottom.
CLEAT – A deck fitting with ears to which lines are fastened.
CONSOLE – Also called helm. The steering wheel area of the boat.
CRANKING BATTERY – The main battery used for engine starting
and electrical circuits.
CURRENT – Water moving in a horizontal direction.
DEADRISE – Transverse angle of the bottom of the hull.
DECK – The open surface on the boat where the passengers walk.
DRAFT – The depth of the boat below the water line, measured
vertically to the lowest part of the hull.
ELECTROLYSIS – The break-up of metals due to the effects of
galvanic corrosion.
FENDER – Devices built into or hung over the sides of a boat to
prevent the boat from rubbing or chafing against other boats or
piers.
FORE – Toward the front or bow of the boat. Opposite of aft.
FREEBOARD –The distance from the waterline to the upper surface
of the side of the deck.
FUEL SENDING UNIT – The electrical device that is mounted on
the outside of a built-in fuel tank and controls the dashboard fuel
gauge.
GIVE-WAY BOAT – (1) Term for the boat that must take whatever
action necessary to keep well clear of the boat with the right-of-way in
meeting or crossing situations. (2) The burdened boat.
GUNWALE – The rail or upper edge of a boat’s side.
HEAD – A marine toilet.
HELM – The steering wheel or command area.
HULL – The structural body of a boat below the deck.
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Glossary
HYPOTHERMIA – A physical condition where the body loses heat
faster than it can produce it.
IN-LINE FUSE – A type of protective fuse located in the power wire
of a direct current (DC) circuit usually near the battery.
KEEL – The lowest portion of the boat; extends fore and aft along
the boat’s bottom.
LINE – All rope in a boat or on the dock is referred to as “line.”
LIST – Leaning or tilt of a boat toward the side.
MAKING WAY – Making progress through the water.
MARINE CHART – Seagoing maps showing depths, buoys,
navigation aids, etc.
MID SHIP (AMIDSHIP) – In the vicinity of the mid-length of a boat,
technically the exact half way between the bow and the stern.
MOORING – An anchor, chain, or similar device that holds a boat in
one location.
NAVIGATION AID – Recognizable objects on land or sea such as
buoys, towers or lights which are used to fix position to identify safe
and unsafe waters.
NMMA – National Marine Manufacturer’s Association
NO-WAKE SPEED – The speed at which a boat travels to produce an
imperceptible wake.
PFD – Personal flotation device.
PITOT TUBE – See SPEEDOMETER PICKUP TUBE.
PLANING HULL – A hull designed to lift, thereby reducing friction
and increasing efficiency.
PORPOISE – A condition in which the bow bounces up and down
caused by trimming the engine too far out.
PORT – (1) The left side of a boat when facing the bow. (2) A
destination or harbor.
PRIVILEGED BOAT – Term used for the boat with the right-of-way.
PROPELLER PITCH – Theoretical linear distance the propeller
would move ahead during one complete revolution of it were turning
with zero slippage.
RIGHT-OF-WAY – Term for the boat that has priority in meeting or
crossing situations. The stand on or privileged boat.
RUB RAIL – The rubber extrusion that is fastened over the hull and
deck joint.
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RUDDER – A vertical metal device used to steer the boat
RULES OF THE ROAD – Regulations for preventing collisions on
the water.
SACRIFICIAL ANODE – Metal parts fitted to the hull of boat to
provide a transfer of ions to the cathodic part of an electrolytic
coupling and so protect other parts of the boat that would otherwise
waste away through electrolysis
SLIP – The linear distance between the pitch (or advance) and the
actual distance the propeller moves straight ahead through the water.
SPEEDOMETER PICKUP TUBE – Also called pitot tube. The plastic
device that extends below the bottom of the boat. It connects to the
speedometer with plastic flexible tubing.
SPRING LINE – A mooring rope oriented at a small angle to the
boats centerline, usually attached to the boat mid ship.
STAND ON BOAT – Term for the boat that must maintain course
and speed in meeting or crossing situations. The privileged boat.
STARBOARD – The right side of the boat when looking towards the
bow.
STERN – The aft end of a boat.
STOW –To put away. To store cargo in a storage locker.
STRINGER – Members under the floor that stiffen the hull bottom.
SURGE BRAKES – A type of trailer braking system designed to
automatically actuate when the tow vehicle’s brakes are applied.
TRANSDUCER – The unit that sends/receives signals for the depth
sounder.
TRANSOM – The transverse beam across the stern.
TRIM – Fore to aft and side to side balance of the boat when loaded.
UNDERWAY – Boat in motion; i.e., not moored or anchored.
USCG – United States Coast Guard
VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNAL – A device used to signal the need for
assistance such as flags, lights and flares.
WAKE – The waves that a boat leaves behind when moving through
the water.
WATERLINE The line of the water’s edge when the boat is afloat.
WATERWAY – A navigable body of water.
WETTED SURFACE – The area of the immersed hull plus
underwater gear.
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Warranty
NAUTIQUE LIMITED
WARRANTY
(Nautique Boats as Originally Manufactured by Correct Craft)
The Nautique warranty is backed by a tradition of boat building
experience since 1925.
Lifetime Limited Warranty:
Correct Craft, Inc, exclusive manufacturer of Nautique, and also
referred to as Nautique herein, warrants to the original user or
purchaser, whoever comes first, of each new Nautique boat, that the
deck, hull, and stringer system as originally manufactured by
Correct Craft, shall under normal authorized use remain free from
structural defect in material and workmanship. For purposes of this
warranty, the terms “Correct Craft” and its Trademark “Nautique”
are used interchangeably to refer to Correct Craft, Inc, exclusive
manufacturer of Nautique brand boats.
Transferable Lifetime Limited Warranty:
In addition, Nautique offers a Transferable Lifetime Limited
Warranty against structural defect of the deck, hull and stringer
system as detailed in the Lifetime Limited Warranty above. This
policy may be transferred for a nominal fee to the second (2nd)
purchaser during a period of five (5) years from the date of delivery
to the original user or purchaser. See owner’s manual for proper
form.
Exception: The "Lifetime" and "Transferable" warranties do not
cover the gelcoat nor any other components fastened or applied to
the hull or deck. Gelcoat discoloration, blisters, or bubbles and
cracks are not considered structural defects.
W-1
Boat Five (5) Year Transferable Limited Warranty:
Nautique warrants to the original user or purchaser, whichever
comes first, that each new Nautique boat, as originally
manufactured by Correct Craft, shall under normal authorized use
be free of defect in material and workmanship for a period of five
(5) years from the date of delivery. Additional policies: Upholstery fiveyear coverage (3-year parts & labor; 2- year parts); Instrumentation
including five-year coverage (3-year parts & labor; 2- year parts); Audio
and LINC System three-year coverage.
The remaining portion of this warranty covering PARTS (no
labor), may be transferred for a nominal fee to the second (2nd)
purchaser during a period of five (5) years from the date of
delivery. See owner’s manual for proper form.
Gel Coat Three (3) Year Non-transferable Limited
Warranty:
Nautique warrants to the original user or purchaser, whichever
comes first, of each new Nautique boat that the gel coat, under
normal authorized use, shall remain free from defect in material
and workmanship (including cracks not caused by negligence,
impact or collision) for a period of three (3) years from date of
delivery. NOTE: gel coat maintenance is the owner’s responsibility.
Engine/Power Train:
For details see Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Co., owner’s manual.
All warranty repairs must be performed in the country of purchase
(warranty will not be honored in cross international border
purchases).
Exceptions:
This “Nautique Limited Warranty” shall not apply to…
• Any Nautique boat which has been used at any time for
commercial or racing purposes, as a demonstrator or in a
promotional program, ski school or ski show.
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Warranty
• Normal maintenance of boat, or any component thereof,
including but not limited to vinyl care, alignment,
adjustments, connectors, saltwater/brackish water corrosion,
and wear items including, but not limited to, non-skid
material, battery, bushings, packing material, bulbs, seals,
gaskets, impellers, carpet backing.
• Gelcoat finish or colorfastness of gel coat finish, blisters,
chrome plated, anodized or aluminum finish or
colorfastness or fading of finish, on carpet or vinyl.
• Damage or malfunction of a boat, or any component thereof,
resulting from owner use, lack of maintenance, improper
maintenance, impact, misuse, negligence, collision, delay of
repair (unless specifically and directly authorized by the Nautique
warranty department in writing), trailer or trailer design,
improper or inadequate trailering or cradling of the boat.
• Any addition, modification or repair of the boat, or any
component thereof, caused by, resulting from or in
connection with any party other than Nautique or any defect
or product failure caused by, resulting from or in connection
with any such addition, modification or repair.
• Any Nautique boat which has been repossessed or sold
through an auction house.
• Any and all consequential damages including, but not limited
to, costs incurred for haul-out, launching, towing, and
storage charges, telephone or rental charges of any type,
inconveniences, or loss of time or income.
Any defect or damage covered by this warranty shall, at the discretion
of Nautique be repaired free of charge at an authorized dealership
or service facility. Repairs will be warranted only for the remainder of
the original warranty period. Transportation and/or labor to and
from the point of repair will be the responsibility of the owner.
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THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE
DESCRIPTION OF THE FACE HEREOF. THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY MADE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE LIMITED
TO AND COINCIDENT TO THE DURATION OF THESE
EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
SHALL CORRECT CRAFT, INC. BE LIABLE TO THE PURCHASER
OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR OTHER
DIRECT OR INDIRECT COSTS, LOSSES OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR AS A RESULT OF DEFECTS IN
PRODUCTS HEREIN ABOVE WARRANTED.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you also have other rights which may vary
from state to state. To the extent that your state does not allow any
exclusion or limitation expressed herein, such exclusion or
limitation will not apply to you. All other allowable limitations or
exclusions shall apply to you.
Note: This warranty is expressly conditioned upon the completion
and return of the warranty registration card to Nautique. Although
not obligated to and without creating such an obligation, this will
enable us to notify you of any necessary performance or safety
modifications to your boat and to verify ownership in case a
warranty claim is filed on your boat.
Procedure:
In the event your Nautique boat has a claim covered by this
warranty, the following procedure shall be allowed to secure
performance of warranty obligations:
1. Notify the selling dealer in writing within thirty (30) days after
the discovery of any claimed defect.
2. You may be required to transport the boat, at your expense, to
an authorized dealership or service facility for their inspection
and/or repair.
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3. Nautique reserves the right to require further evaluation
and/or information regarding a warranty claim against a boat
prior to its repair as well as designate the place of repair.
Nautique reserves the right to make changes in prices, color,
specifications, equipment, options, materials, hull, decks, and/or
discontinue models at any time (without notice), and shall be
under no obligation to equip or modify boats built prior to such
changes.
Nautique Customer Care, 14700 Aerospace Pkwy, Orlando, Florida
32832 407/855-4141, FAX 407/851-7844, E-mail address:
info@nautique.com. Effective 2013 model boats.
NAUTIQUE COASTAL EDITION
LIMITED WARRANTY
(Nautique Boats as Originally Manufactured by Correct Craft)
The Nautique warranty is backed by a tradition of boat building
experience since 1925.
Lifetime Limited Warranty:
Correct Craft, Inc, exclusive manufacturer of Nautique, and also
referred to as Nautique herein, warrants to the original user or
purchaser, whoever comes first, of each new Nautique boat, that the
deck, hull, and stringer system as originally manufactured by
Correct Craft, shall under normal authorized use remain free from
structural defect in material and workmanship. For purposes of this
warranty, the terms “Correct Craft” and its Trademark “Nautique
are used interchangeably to refer to Correct Craft, Inc, exclusive
manufacturer of Nautique brand boats.
Transferable Lifetime Limited Warranty:
In addition, Nautique offers a Transferable Lifetime Limited
Warranty against structural defect of the deck, hull and stringer
system as detailed in the Lifetime Limited Warranty above. This
policy may be transferred for a nominal fee to the second (2nd)
purchaser during a period of three (3) years from the date of
delivery to the original user or purchaser. See owner’s manual for
proper form.
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Exception: The "Lifetime" and "Transferable" warranties do not
cover the gel coat nor any other components fastened or applied to
the hull or deck. Gel coat discoloration, blisters, or bubbles and
cracks are not considered structural defects.
Boat Three (3) Year Transferable Limited Warranty:
Nautique warrants to the original user or purchaser, whichever
comes first, that each new Nautique boat, as originally
manufactured by Correct Craft, shall under normal authorized use
be free of defect in material and workmanship for a period of three
(3) years from the date of delivery. This coverage applies to factoryinstalled components including boat parts, options, or other
components not manufactured by Correct Craft, Inc. The
remaining portion of this warranty covering PARTS (no labor),
may be transferred for a nominal fee to the second (2nd)
purchaser during a period of three (3) years from the date of
delivery. See owner’s manual for proper form.
Exposure to a salt or brackish water environment can cause
corrosion, or damage. Failure to rinse thoroughly after each use
and apply a protective coating will void warranty.
Gel Coat One (1) Year Non-transferable Limited Warranty:
Nautique warrants to the original user or purchaser, whichever
comes first, of each new Nautique boat that the gel coat, under
normal authorized use, shall remain free from defect in material
and workmanship ,cracks not caused by negligence, impact or
collision) for a period of one (1) year from date of delivery. NOTE:
gel coat maintenance is the owner’s responsibility.
Engine Warranty:
For details see Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Co. owner’s manual.
All Warranty Repairs Must Be Performed In The Country Of
Purchase (warranty will not be honored in cross international
border purchases)
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Exceptions:
This “Nautique Coastal Edition Limited Warranty” shall not apply
to…
• Any Nautique boat which has been used at any time for
commercial or racing purposes, as a demonstrator or in a
promotional program, ski school or ski show.
• Normal maintenance of boat, or any component thereof,
including but not limited to alignment, adjustments,
connectors, saltwater/brackish water corrosion, and wear
items including, but not limited to, non-skid material,
battery, bushings, packing material, bulbs, seals, gaskets.
• Gel coat finish or colorfastness of gel coat finish, blisters,
chrome plated, anodized or aluminum finish or
colorfastness of finish.
• Damage or malfunction of a boat, or any component thereof,
resulting from owner use, lack of maintenance, improper
maintenance, impact, misuse, negligence, collision, delay of
repair (unless specifically and directly authorized by the Nautique
warranty department in writing), trailer or trailer design,
improper or inadequate trailering or cradling of the boat.
• Any addition, modification or repair of the boat, or any
component thereof, caused by, resulting from or in
connection with any party other than Nautique, or any
defect or product failure caused by, resulting from or in
connection with any such addition, modification or repair.
• Any Nautique boat which has been repossessed or sold
through an auction house.
• Any and all consequential damages including, but not limited
to, costs incurred for haul-out, launching, towing, and
storage charges, telephone or rental charges of any type,
inconveniences, or loss of time or income.
Any defect or damage covered by this warranty shall, at the discretion
of Nautique, be repaired free of charge at an authorized dealership
or service facility. Repairs will be warranted only for the remainder of
the original warranty period. Transportation and/or labor to and
from the point of repair will be the responsibility of the owner.
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THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE
DESCRIPTION OF THE FACE HEREOF. THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY MADE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE LIMITED
TO AND COINCIDENT TO THE DURATION OF THESE
EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
SHALL CORRECT CRAFT, INC. BE LIABLE TO THE PURCHASER
OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR OTHER
DIRECT OR INDIRECT COSTS, LOSSES OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR AS A RESULT OF DEFECTS IN
PRODUCTS HEREIN ABOVE WARRANTED.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you also have other rights which may vary
from state to state. To the extent that your state does not allow any
exclusion or limitation expressed herein, such exclusion or
limitation will not apply to you. All other allowable limitations or
exclusions shall apply to you.
Note: This warranty is expressly conditioned upon the completion
and return of the warranty registration card to Nautique. Although
not obligated to and without creating such an obligation, this will
enable us to notify you of any necessary performance or safety
modifications to your boat and to verify ownership in case a
warranty claim is filed on your boat.
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Procedure:
In the event your Nautique boat has a claim covered by this
warranty, the following procedure shall be allowed to secure
performance of warranty obligations:
1. Notify the selling dealer in writing within thirty (30) days after
the discovery of any claimed defect.
2. You may be required to transport the boat, at your expense, to
an authorized dealership or service facility for their inspection
and/or repair.
3. Nautique reserves the right to require further evaluation
and/or information regarding a warranty claim against a boat
prior to its repair as well as designate the place of repair.
Nautique reserves the right to make changes in prices, color,
specifications, equipment, options, materials, hull, decks, and/or
discontinue models at any time (without notice), and shall be
under no obligation to equip or modify boats built prior to such
changes.
Nautique Customer Care, 14700 Aerospace Pkwy, Orlando, Florida
32832. 407/855-4141, FAX 407/851-7844, E-mail address:
info@nautique.com. Effective 2013 Coastal Edition Model boats.
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REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF WARRANTY ON PARTS
** A COPY OF THE PURCHASE RECEIPT MUST BE INCLUDED **
At Correct Craft, Inc.’s discretion, the remaining portion of Correct Craft, Inc. “Boat Five (5)
Year Transferable Limited Warranty” that covers parts (no labor), can be transferred for $300.00
to the second purchaser within five (5) years from the date of sale to the first purchaser. The
sale must be completed within the first five years. The limited warranty on parts (no labor) will
be transferred upon the receipt and verification of: (1) this completed form, (2) a copy of the
purchase receipt, (3) a payment of $300.00 to “Correct Craft, Inc.”. This data MUST BE
RECEIVED WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE SALE DATE. The warranty will be transferred
retroactive to the sale date. Refer to the warranty policy for details.
NOTE: THIS TRANSFER DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ENGINE.
ORIGINAL OWNER: _______________________________________________________
BOAT MODEL/TYPE: ______________________________________________________
HULL NUMBER/CTC: _____________________________________________________
NEW OWNER INFORMATION:
NAME __________________________________________________________________
STREET / P.O. BOX ________________________________________________________
CITY / STATE / ZIP CODE ___________________________________________________
DATE PURCHASED _____ / _____ / _______
PHONE _____________________
The criteria listed above MUST be received WITHIN 15 DAYS of the sale date. Submit it to
Correct Craft, Inc., 14700 Aerospace Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32832, Attention: Warranty
Department.
NOTE: Upon verification, the warranty will transfer retroactive to the sale date.
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REQUEST FOR WARRANTY TRANSFER OF
HULL, DECK, AND STRINGER
** A COPY OF THE PURCHASE RECEIPT MUST BE INCLUDED **
At Correct Craft, Inc.’s discretion, Correct Craft’s Lifetime Limited Warranty against structural
defects in material and workmanship of the hull, deck and stringer can be transferred, for a
nominal fee, to the second purchaser within five (5) years from the date of sale to the first
purchaser. The sale must be completed within the first five years. The limited warranty will be
transferred upon the receipt and verification of: (1) this completed form, (2) a copy of the
purchase receipt, (3) a payment of $300.00 to “Correct Craft, Inc.”. This data MUST BE
RECEIVED WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE SALE DATE. The warranty will be transferred
retroactive to the sale date. Refer to the warranty policy for details.
NOTE: THIS TRANSFER DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ENGINE.
ORIGINAL OWNER: _______________________________________________________
BOAT MODEL/TYPE: ______________________________________________________
HULL NUMBER/CTC: _____________________________________________________
NEW OWNER INFORMATION:
NAME __________________________________________________________________
STREET / P.O. BOX ________________________________________________________
CITY / STATE / ZIP CODE ___________________________________________________
DATE PURCHASED _____ / _____ / _______
PHONE _____________________
The criteria listed above MUST be received WITHIN 15 DAYS of the sale date. Submit it to
Correct Craft, Inc., 14700 Aerospace Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32832, Attention: Warranty
Department.
NOTE: Upon verification, the warranty will transfer retroactive to the sale date.
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