“The mission of Boston Whaler is to provide consumers with the

“The mission of Boston Whaler is to provide consumers with the
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is to provide consumers with the
safest, highest quality, most durable
boats in the world”
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Welcome to the Boston Whaler family! Congratulations on your purchase of a Boston Whaler boat.
For over 50 years now, Boston Whaler has been represented by a select group of the best dealers
in the boating industry. Boston Whaler depends on this extremely qualified network of dealers to
provide you, our customer, with a truly exceptional boating experience.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your boat, please don’t hesitate to contact your
selling dealer. They will be more than happy to provide you with all the information and
assistance that you require.
Information and assistance is also available at our corporate website, www.bostonwhaler.com. On our
website you will find information on our entire lineup of Unsinkable Legends, as well as a collection
of customer resources including parts diagrams, maintenance tips and frequently asked questions. In
addition, you can sign up to receive future issues of Boston Whaler’s lifestyle magazine, Whaler.
Since Boston Whaler’s inception in 1958, we have been committed to providing customers with the
safest, highest quality, most durable boats in the world. I am confident that you, as a Whaler owner, will
also appreciate the quality and pride that is built into every Boston Whaler boat.
From all of us here at Whaler, thank you for purchasing one of our boats. May it
bring you many years of boating enjoyment.
1958, The legend is born
as company founder Dick Fisher
demonstrates a Boston Whaler’s
total unsinkability.
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HISTORY
In 1958, company founder Richard T. Fisher
introduced the first Boston Whaler ® boat in
Braintree, Massachussetts. It featured two significant
innovations: first, its twin sponson hull design
produced superior stability and a remarkably dry ride;
second, its unique foam core construction made the
boat not only durable, but unsinkable as well.
Boston Whalers are built to last. For over 50 years
Boston Whaler® has strived to make each model
better, providing you with a safe and fun boating
experience. That is the reason we offer a 10 year
limited transferable warranty. It is also an excellent
reason why you can trust the safety of your family
and friends to a Boston Whaler®.
Fisher took every opportunity to illustrate the unique
characteristics of the Boston Whaler®. His most
famous demonstration was captured in 1961, by
Life Magazine. The series of photographs showed
the boat underway, the boat being sawed in half and
ultimately Fisher motoring away in the remaining
half of the boat. And through the years many other
demonstrations have proved the toughness and
durability of the Boston Whaler hull. And though
you may never cut your boat in half, this only goes
to show one thing, people whose livelihood and lives
depend on boats consistently choose Boston Whaler®
because of their seaworthiness, dependablility and
the inherent safety of a hull that won’t sink even if
severely damaged.
On September 26, 1996, Richard T. Fisher was
posthumously inducted into the NMMA (National
Marine Manufacturer’s Association) Hall of Fame for
accomplishments made in marine engineering and
construction.
1958, The legend is born
as company founder Dick Fisher
demonstrates a Boston Whaler’s
total unsinkability.
PLEASE KEEP THIS OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET IN A SECURE PLACE, AND BE SURE
TO HAND IT OVER TO THE NEW OWNER IF YOU SELL THE BOAT.
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TABLE of CONTENTS
Welcome Letter ..........................................iii
History ......................................................iv
Preface ..................................................... vii
Boston Whaler Limited Warranty ............... viii
Boston Whaler Limited Warranty
Australia ................................................xi
Privacy Statement .................................... xiv
Introduction ..............................................xv
Owner’s manual ....................................xv
Your responsibilites ................................xv
Source of Information ............................xv
Warranties ............................................xv
Contact Phone Numbers and
Internet Addresses..............................xv
Section 1 • Safety
Explanation of Safety Labels .................... 1-1
Warning Labels ....................................... 1-1
Safe Boating means................................. 1-2
In Addition ....................................... 1-2
Safe Boating Checklist ............................. 1-2
Before departure ................................. 1-2
Trailering (if applicable)........................ 1-2
After Return ........................................ 1-2
General Considerations ............................ 1-3
Maintain Control ...................................... 1-3
Boarding................................................. 1-3
Impaired Operation ................................. 1-3
Legally Mandated Equipment
(Minimum Required) ............................ 1-5
Personal Flotation devices (PFD’s) ......... 1-5
Fire Extinquisher (Portable) .................. 1-5
Whistle, Horn ...................................... 1-5
Visual Distress Signal ........................... 1-5
Additional recommended Equipment for
Safe Operation .................................... 1-5
Carbon Monoxide (CO) ............................ 1-6
In The Event CO Alarm Activates .......... 1-6
Lifesaving Equipment............................... 1-7
PFD Requirement ................................ 1-7
PFD Classification ................................ 1-7
Emergency Situations .............................. 1-9
Medical Emergency .............................. 1-9
Water Rescue ...................................... 1-9
Returning to the victim ...................... 1-9
Making contact ................................. 1-9
Getting back on board ....................... 1-9
Fire ....................................................... 1-9
To lessen the danger of fire ................ 1-10
Flooding, Swamping and Capsizing ......... 1-10
Flooding ........................................... 1-10
Swamping ......................................... 1-10
Capsizing .......................................... 1-10
Collision................................................ 1-11
Propulsion, Control or Steering Failure .... 1-11
Grounding ............................................ 1-11
Distress Signals ..................................... 1-11
Visual distress signals (VDS) ............... 1-11
Audible distress signals ...................... 1-12
Radio Communication ............................ 1-12
Weather ............................................... 1-12
Swimming, Diving & Water Skiing ........... 1-13
Swimming ......................................... 1-13
Diving ............................................... 1-13
Water Skiing ..................................... 1-14
Water Skiing Signals .......................... 1-14
Emergency Engine Stop Switch .............. 1-16
Float Plan ............................................. 1-16
Chart Your Course ................................. 1-16
Environmental Considerations ................ 1-17
Fuel & Oil Spillage ............................. 1-17
Excessive Noise ................................. 1-17
Wake/Wash ....................................... 1-17
Homeland Security Restrictions .............. 1-18
America’s Waterway Watch .................... 1-18
Warning Label Locations ........................ 1-18
Key To Symbols Used on Controls
& Prints ............................................ 1-20
Section 2 • General Information
Construction Standards ............................ 2-1
Our Hull.................................................. 2-1
Hull Identification Number.................... 2-1
Servicing Your Boston Whaler................... 2-1
Manufacturer’s Certification ...................... 2-1
CE Certification design Category ........... 2-2
Power Capacity.................................... 2-3
Specifications & Dimensions ..................... 2-4
Passenger Areas ...................................... 2-5
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Recommended Passenger Locations ......... 2-6
Location Of Thru-Hull Fittings ................... 2-7
Features ................................................. 2-8
Control Station Features .......................... 2-9
Control Station Switch Panel................... 2-10
Gear Shift & Throttle Control .................. 2-11
Power Trim & Tilt .................................. 2-11
DTS Shift & Throttle Control (Option)...... 2-12
Power Trim Operation ........................ 2-12
Navigation Lighting................................ 2-13
Operating The navigation Lighting ...... 2-13
Steering ............................................... 2-14
Baystar Hydraulic Steering (Option) ........ 2-14
Steering Pull ......................................... 2-14
Trolling Motor Panel (Option) ................. 2-15
Canvas (Option) .................................... 2-16
Tow Arch (Option) ................................. 2-16
Propeller ............................................... 2-17
Docking, Lifting and Trailering ................ 2-18
Docking ............................................ 2-18
Lifting ............................................... 2-18
Trailering .............................................. 2-19
Trailer safety ......................................... 2-19
Securing the Boat to the Trailer .......... 2-19
Securing the Trailer to the
Tow Vehicle .................................... 2-19
Trailering with Disc Brakes ..................... 2-20
Operation, Care & Maintenance ..... 2-20
Trailer Description ................................. 2-21
Section 3 • Systems & Components
Overview & Operation
Bilge Pump ............................................. 3-1
Maintenance ....................................... 3-1
Fuel & Oil Spillage ............................... 3-1
Fuel System ............................................ 3-2
Fuel Fill ............................................ 3-2
Fuel Vent ......................................... 3-2
Fuel Tank ......................................... 3-2
Static Electricity and the Fuel System . 3-3
Ethanol-Blended Fuels ....................... 3-4
Starting the Engine.................................. 3-6
Prior to Starting ...................................... 3-6
Warming Up the Engine ........................... 3-7
Stopping the Engine ................................ 3-7
Livewell (Option) ..................................... 3-8
Operation............................................ 3-8
Maintenance ....................................... 3-8
Reversible Pilot Seat Livewell (Option) ...... 3-9
Entertainament System (Option) ............ 3-10
Operating Your Stereo Using your MP3
Player or USB Device (Option) ......... 3-10
Anchoring ............................................. 3-11
Considerations................................... 3-11
Lowering the Anchor ............................. 3-12
Setting the Anchor ............................. 3-12
Weighing the Anchor ......................... 3-12
Anchor Light ......................................... 3-12
To Install the Anchor Light ................. 3-12
Section 4 • Electrical
Electrical System ..................................... 4-1
DC Electrical System ............................ 4-1
Battery ................................................... 4-1
Battery Box ......................................... 4-1
Main DC Breaker ..................................... 4-2
Component Breakers ............................... 4-2
12V Accessory Receptacle ........................ 4-2
Battery Switch (CE Option) ...................... 4-3
Trolling Motor Wiring ............................... 4-3
Trolling Motor Connection (12V) ........... 4-4
Trolling Motor Connection (24V) ........... 4-4
Electrical Schematics & Harnesses ............ 4-5
Wiring Identification Chart ....................... 4-5
Section 5 • care & Maintenance
Routine Care & Maintenance .................... 5-1
Hull .................................................... 5-1
Waxing the Gel Coat Surfaces .................. 5-1
Hull Maintenance..................................... 5-2
Hull Blistering ......................................... 5-2
Prevention .......................................... 5-1
Bottom Painting ...................................... 5-2
Bottom Painting a Bare Hull .................. 5-3
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Bottom Painting a Pre-Painted Hull........ 5-3
Rubrail care ............................................ 5-4
Cleaning Fiberglass & Non-Skid ................ 5-4
Stainless Steel Care ................................. 5-4
Aluminum Care ....................................... 5-5
Cushions................................................. 5-5
To Clean Your Cushions ........................ 5-5
Cleaning Your Instrument Gauges ............ 5-6
Canvas Care and Maintenance .................. 5-6
Maintaining a Good Appearance............ 5-6
On a Regular Basis............................ 5-6
Cleaning stubborn Stains...................... 5-7
Maintaining Zippers and Hardware............ 5-7
Cleaning Acrylic Windscreen ..................... 5-7
Long term Storage .................................. 5-7
Engine ................................................ 5-7
Fuel System ........................................ 5-8
Electrical System ................................. 5-8
Battery ............................................... 5-8
Deck ................................................... 5-8
Drainage ............................................. 5-8
Avoid Loss .......................................... 5-9
Cover.................................................. 5-9
Trailer Storage ........................................ 5-9
Environment ........................................... 5-9
Reinforcement Location Diagram ............ 5-10
Reinforcement Locations ........................ 5-11
Maintenance Log ................................... 5-12
Attachments
Commissioning Checklist
Product Registration Card
PREFACE
This Owner’s Manual has been written to provide specific information about your boat and it should be read
carefully. Keep this booklet with the Manuals in the Owner’s Manual Packet. The Owner’s Manual Packet
has been compiled to help you operate your boat with safety and pleasure. It contains details of the boat, the
equipment supplied or fitted, it’s systems and information on it’s operation and maintenance. Please familiarize
yourself with the boat and it’s operation before using it. If this is your first boat, or you are changing to a type
of boat you are not familiar with, for your own comfort and safety, please ensure that you obtain handling
and operating experience before “assuming command” of your boat. Your Boston Whaler® dealer or local
Yacht Club will be pleased to advise you of marine safety classes and safe boating classes in your area.
INFORMATION IN THIS PUBLICATION IS BASED ON THE LATEST PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AVAILABLE AT PRINTING, BOSTON WHALER® BOATS, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT
TO MAKE CHANGES AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, IN THE COLORS, EQUIPMENT, SPECIFICATIONS, MATERIALS AND PRICES OF ALL MODELS, OR TO DISCONTINUE MODELS.
SHOULD CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS TO THE MODELS BE MADE BOSTON WHALER® IS NOT OBLIGATED TO MAKE SIMILAR CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS TO MODELS SOLD
PRIOR TO THE DATE OF SUCH CHANGES.
BOSTON WHALER® • A BRUNSWICK COMPANY
MRP #2205933
Printed in the U.S.A. © Boston Whaler, Inc. All rights reserved.
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THE FOLLOWING ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF THE BRUNSWICK CORPORATION:
MONTAUK, BOSTON WHALER®.
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Specifications and standard equipment are subject to change. Boston Whaler is not responsible for changes to parts or accessories manufactured by companies other than Boston Whaler.
Active Deck Suspension System, Boston Whaler, Whaler, the Boston Whaler logo, Conquest, Dauntless, Montauk, and Outrage are registered trademarks of Boston Whaler, Incorporated.
Accutrack, Unibond, The Unsinkable Legend, Ventura, and Whaleboard are trademarks of Boston Whaler, Incorporated. Mercury and Optimax are registered trademarks of Mercury Marine, and
SmartCraft and Verado are trademarks of Mercury Marine. Trademarks of others are the property of their respective owners. All mercury engine information provided by Mercury Marine, June
2007. Information contained within this publication is believed to be correct at the time of printing.
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BOSTON WHALER LIMITED WARRANTY
Boston Whaler, Inc. (“Boston Whaler”) provides the following Limited Warranty to the original retail owner of its
2016 model year boats, if purchased from an authorized Boston Whaler Dealer and operated under normal, noncommercial use (“Boat’’), subject to the remedies, exclusions, and limitations set out below.
1. Ten-Year Structural Hull Limited Warranty: Any Structural Hull Defect in material or workmanship which
is reported within ten (10) years from the date of sale to the original purchaser will be repaired or replaced at
Boston Whaler’s sole discretion. The “Hull” shall mean the single fiberglass molded shell and integral structural
components. A Structural Hull Defect shall mean a substantial defect in the Boat’s Hull which causes the boat to be
unfit or unsafe for general use as a pleasure craft under normal operating conditions
2. Three-Year Limited Warranty on Components Manufactured or Installed By Boston Whaler: Boston
Whaler will repair or replace, at its sole discretion, any components manufactured or installed by Boston Whaler that
are defective in factory materials and/or workmanship, which are reported within three years from the date of sale
to the original purchaser, and are not addressed in the specific warranties listed in paragraph 1 or 3 or set out in the
Exclusions paragraph below.
3. One-Year Limited Warranty on Upholstered Items, Canvas, Teak, and Powder Coating: Boston Whaler
will repair or replace, at its sole discretion, any upholstered items, canvas, teak, and powder coating manufactured or
installed by Boston Whaler that are defective in factory materials and/or workmanship and are reported within one
year from the date of sale to the original purchaser.
4. Transportation: For warranty claims filed under the following provisions 1)Ten-Year Structural Hull Limited
Warranty, 2) Three Year Limited Warranty for Warranty Servicing of Vessels with Beams equal to or greater than 8.5
feet and not legally trailer-able without special permits and 3) One Year Limited Warranty for Warranty Servicing
of Vessels not offered with a standard trailer: Reasonable expenses, at Boston Whaler’s sole discretion, for hauling
out, transportation to and from the dealer or other service provider authorized by Boston Whaler for warranty service.
EXCLUSIONS
This limited warranty does not apply to any boat which has been salvaged or declared a total loss or constructive
total loss for any reason not covered in this limited warranty. This warranty also does not apply to the following
items:
(1) Except where offered above, expenses for hauling out, transportation to and from the dealer or the Boston
Whaler factory for warranty service.
(2) Equipment or accessories which are not installed by Boston Whaler or which carry their own individual
warranties, including but not limited to engines, engine components, batteries, propellers, controls, steering
mechanisms, and electronics.
(3) Damage, deterioration, discoloration or mold of cushions, cosmetic surface finishes, including discoloration,
chalking, cracking, crazing, fading or oxidation of gel coat, stress lines, plated or painted metal and stainless
steel finishes, plastics or acrylic materials, or anti-fouling bottom paint.
(4) Windshield breakage and leakage.
(5) Any Boston Whaler boat initially sold at retail by a party other than an authorized Boston Whaler dealer.
(6) Damage resulting from abuse, misuse, improper rigging and installation by an owner or any other person
or entity not being an authorized dealer, accidents, overloading or powering in excess of the recommended
maximum horsepower.
(7) Failure of the owner to use, maintain, or store the boat as specified in the Boston Whaler owner’s manual; and
any other failure to provide reasonable care and maintenance. Normal wear and tear maintenance items are
excluded from warranty coverage including but not limited to filters, bulbs, batteries, bungees, anchor rope,
trailer finishes, tires, brakes, bearings and lights.
(8) Any Boston Whaler boat which has been altered or modified from Boston Whaler factory specifications,
including penetration of the hull by anyone other than Boston Whaler factory personnel or Boston Whaler
authorized dealer service personnel following factory specified procedures.
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(1) Use of improper trailer, improperly placed supporting bunks or slings, incorrect bunks placement and improper
boat lift or sling.
(2) Any Boston Whaler boat used for commercial, which includes but is not limited to any for-profit uses, or other
revenue-generating purposes.
(3) Any representation or implication relating to speed, range, fuel consumption or estimated performance
characteristics.
(4) Any failure or defect caused by an act of nature resulting in damage, cost, or expense;
(5) Any failure or defect arising from a previous repair made by a non-authorized service provider.
(6) Any item exceeding the expressed coverage limits specified in any Boston Whaler Limited Warranty.
(7) Any defect or repair requiring redesign of the Boat, except pursuant to the recall provisions of the United States
Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 or the recall laws of any other foreign jurisdiction.
SOLE REMEDY
THE REMEDY OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS OR MATERIALS THAT ARE FOUND TO BE
DEFECTIVE IN FACTORY MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
SHALL CONSTITUTE THE OWNER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST BOSTON WHALER
FOR ANY CLAIMS WHATSOEVER OF ECONOMIC LOSS RESULTING FROM PRODUCT FAILURE.
In keeping with environmental policies and practices, Boston Whaler reserves the right to utilize reconditioned,
refurbished, repaired or remanufactured products or parts in the warranty repair or replacement process. Such products
and parts will be comparable in function and performance to an original product or part and warranted for the remainder
of the original warranty period. In no event shall any repair or replacement under this Limited Warranty exceed the
fair market value of the product as of the date of the owner’s claim. Acceptance of any product returned or any
refund provided by Boston Whaler shall not be deemed an admission that the product is defective. Products that
are replaced become the property of Boston Whaler.
OTHER LIMITATIONS
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN, THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES EITHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED PROVIDED BY BOSTON WHALER ON THIS BOAT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS AND MERCHANTABILITY, ARE
EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED. BOSTON WHALER FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ECONOMIC
LOSS ARISING FROM CLAIMS OF PRODUCT FAILURE, NEGLIGENCE, DEFECTIVE DESIGN,
MANUFACTURING DEFECT, FAILURE TO WARN AND/OR INSTRUCT, LACK OF SEAWORTHINESS,
AND ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY NOT EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS
DISCLAIMED. TO THE EXTENT THE IMPLIED WARRANTY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED, IT IS LIMITED
TO THE SHORTER OF ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF DELIVERY TO THE FIRST RETAIL OWNER
OR THE DURATION OF THE RESPECTIVE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTIES STATED HEREIN. TO
THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, NEITHER BOSTON WHALER, NOR THE SELLING DEALER,
SHALL HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OF THE BOAT, LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE,
COMMERCIAL LOSS OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS
ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT BE
APPLICABLE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT BE
APPLICABLE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES THE OWNER SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND THE OWNER
MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.
RETAIL CUSTOMERS IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA) MAY HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS
UNDER APPLICABLE NATIONAL LEGISLATION REGARDING THE SALE OF CONSUMER GOODS
WHICH ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. THE RETAIL CUSTOMER’S LEGAL
RIGHTS UNDER ANY APPLICABLE NATIONAL LEGISLATION REGARDING THE SALE OF CONSUMER
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GOODS SHALL NOT BE AFFECTED. Information on authorized EEA dealers and EEA Privacy may be
obtained by contacting Boston Whaler at www.bostonwhaler.com.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
Any action for rescission or revocation against Boston Whaler shall be barred unless it is commenced within one
(1) year from the date of accrual of such cause of action. This provision does not grant any consumer a right of
rescission or revocation against Boston Whaler, where such right does not otherwise exist under applicable law.
Some states may not allow the applicable statute of limitations for rescission or revocation to be reduced, so this
provision may not apply to each retail owner.
OWNER’S OBLIGATIONS
To initiate a warranty claim, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to contact an authorized Boston Whaler
dealer immediately after discovery of any defect, describe the nature of the problem, and provide a hull serial
number, date of purchase, and name of selling dealer. The authorized dealer will notify Boston Whaler, who is
solely responsible for determining and authorizing in writing the remedial action(s) to be performed at either an
authorized Boston Whaler dealership chosen by Boston Whaler or at the Boston Whaler factory. The purchaser
should notify Boston Whaler of any boat being repaired by an authorized Boston Whaler dealer which has been at
the dealership for fifteen (15) days, or of any claimed defect which was not corrected after one repair attempt. Our
privacy policies are available at www.bostonwhaler.com.
ASSIGNMENT OF COMPONENT WARRANTIES
Except as expressly set out herein, all warranties provided by the manufacturers and distributors of components,
equipment, and parts on the boat (collectively “Component Manufacturers”) are hereby assigned to the owner to
the extent permitted by the Component Manufacturers, as the owner’s sole and exclusive remedy with respect to
such items.
REGISTRATION & WARRANTY TRANSFER POLICY
Boston Whaler provides each new boat owner with a product registration card which should be filled out and
sent to Boston Whaler within 30 days of purchase. Please complete and return the product registration card
within 30 days of purchase of your boat in order to facilitate processing of warranty claims and for manufacturer
notifications.
The ten-year, three-year, and one-year limited warranties are transferable to a subsequent owner, except this
limited warranty will not transfer to any new owner of a boat which has been salvaged and resold, or resold after a
declaration of a total loss or a constructive total loss, i.e. the cost of repair exceeds the value of the boat. The new
owner must fill out and send in a Boston Whaler warranty transfer form, accessible from www.bostonwhaler.com, a
copy of the bill of sale to Boston Whaler, 100 Whaler Way, Edgewater, Florida 32141, within 30 days of purchase.
MODIFICATIONS & SEVERABILITY
The terms and conditions contained herein, as well as those of any documents prepared in conjunction with the
sale of this vessel may not be modified, altered or waived by any action, inaction, or representations, whether
oral or in writing, except upon the expressed, written authority of a management level employee of Boston
Whaler. The invalidity or unenforceability of any one or more of the provisions herein shall not affect the
validity and enforceability of the other provisions.
World Headquarters, 100 Whaler Way, Edgewater, FL 32141
Phone (386) 428-0057
Internet Address: www.bostonwhaler.com
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BOSTON WHALER LIMITED WARRANTY- AUSTRALIA
Boston Whaler, Inc. of 100 Whaler Way, Edgewater, Florida 32141 USA (“Boston Whaler”) provides the following
Limited Warranty to the original retail owner of its 2016 model year boats, if purchased from an authorized Boston Whaler
Dealer and operated under normal, non-commercial use (“Boat’’), subject to the remedies, exclusions, and limitations set
out below.
1. Ten-Year Structural Hull Limited Warranty: Any Structural Hull Defect in material or workmanship which is
reported within ten (10) years from the date of sale to the original purchaser will be repaired or replaced at Boston Whaler’s
sole discretion. The “Hull” shall mean the single fiberglass molded shell and integral structural components. A Structural
Hull Defect shall mean a substantial defect in the Boat’s Hull which causes the boat to be unfit or unsafe for general use as
a pleasure craft under normal operating conditions
2. Three-Year Limited Warranty on Components Manufactured or Installed By Boston Whaler: Boston Whaler
will repair or replace, at its sole discretion, any components manufactured or installed by Boston Whaler that are defective
in factory materials and/or workmanship, which are reported within three years from the date of sale to the original
purchaser, and are not addressed in the specific warranties listed in paragraph 1 or 3 or set out in the Exclusions paragraph
below.
3. One-Year Limited Warranty on Upholstered Items, Canvas, Teak, and Powder Coating: Boston Whaler will
repair or replace, at its sole discretion, any upholstered items, canvas, teak, and powder coating manufactured or installed
by Boston Whaler that are defective in factory materials and/or workmanship and are reported within one year from the
date of sale to the original purchaser.
4. Transportation: For warranty claims filed under the following provisions 1)Ten-Year Structural Hull Limited
Warranty, 2) Three Year Limited Warranty for Warranty Servicing of Vessels with Beams equal to or greater than 8.5
feet and not trailer-able without special permits and 3) One Year Limited Warranty for Warranty Servicing of Vessels not
offered with a standard trailer: Reasonable expenses, at Boston Whaler’s sole discretion, for hauling out, transportation to
and from the dealer or other service provider authorized by Boston Whaler for warranty service.
EXCLUSIONS
This limited warranty does not apply to any boat which has been salvaged or declared a total loss or constructive total
loss for any reason not covered in this limited warranty. This limited warranty also does not apply to the following
items:
(1) Except where offered above, expenses for hauling out, transportation to and from the dealer or the Boston Whaler
factory for warranty service.
(2) Equipment or accessories which are not installed by Boston Whaler or which carry their own individual warranties,
including but not limited to engines, engine components, batteries, propellers, controls, steering mechanisms, and
electronics.
(3) Damage, deterioration, discoloration or mold of cushions, cosmetic surface finishes, including discoloration, chalking,
cracking, crazing, fading or oxidation of gel coat, stress lines, plated or painted metal and stainless steel finishes,
plastics or acrylic materials, or anti-fouling bottom paint.
(4) Windshield breakage and leakage.
(5) Any Boston Whaler boat initially sold at retail by a party other than an authorized Boston Whaler dealer.
(6) Damage resulting from abuse, misuse, improper rigging and installation by an owner or any other person or entity not
being an authorized dealer, accidents, overloading or powering in excess of the recommended maximum horsepower.
(7) Failure of the owner to use, maintain, or store the boat as specified in the Boston Whaler owner’s manual; and any
other failure to provide reasonable care and maintenance. Normal wear and tear maintenance items are excluded from
warranty coverage including but not limited to filters, bulbs, batteries, bungees, anchor rope, trailer finishes, tires,
brakes, bearings and lights.
(8) Any Boston Whaler boat which has been altered or modified from Boston Whaler factory specifications, including
penetration of the hull by anyone other than Boston Whaler factory personnel or Boston Whaler authorized dealer
service personnel following factory specified procedures.
(9) Use of improper trailer, improperly placed supporting bunks or slings, incorrect bunks placement and improper boat
lift or sling.
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(1) Any Boston Whaler boat used for commercial, which includes but is not limited to any for-profit uses, or other revenuegenerating purposes.
(2) Any representation or implication relating to speed, range, fuel consumption or estimated performance characteristics.
(3) Any failure or defect caused by an act of nature resulting in damage, cost, or expense;
(4) Any failure or defect arising from a previous repair made by a non-authorized service provider.
(5) Any item exceeding the expressed coverage limits specified in any Boston Whaler Limited Warranty.
(6) Any defect or repair requiring redesign of the Boat, except pursuant to the recall provisions of the United States Federal
Boat Safety Act of 1971 or the recall laws of any other foreign jurisdiction.
SOLE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
THE REMEDY OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS OR MATERIALS THAT ARE FOUND TO BE
DEFECTIVE IN FACTORY MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
SHALL CONSTITUTE THE OWNER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST BOSTON WHALER
UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY FOR ANY CLAIMS WHATSOEVER OF ECONOMIC LOSS RESULTING
FROM PRODUCT FAILURE. In keeping with environmental policies and practices, Boston Whaler reserves the right to
utilize reconditioned, refurbished, repaired or remanufactured products or parts in the warranty repair or replacement process.
Such products and parts will be comparable in function and performance to an original product or part and warranted for the
remainder of the original warranty period. In no event shall any repair or replacement under this Limited Warranty exceed
the fair market value of the product as of the date of the owner’s claim. Acceptance of any product returned or any refund
provided by Boston Whaler shall not be deemed an admission that the product is defective. Products that are replaced
become the property of Boston Whaler.
OTHER LIMITATIONS
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH HEREIN AND EXCEPT FOR THE GUARANTEES AND OTHER RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
THAT A CONSUMER MAY HAVE UNDER A LAW IN RELATION TO WHICH THE BOAT OR ITS COMPONENTS
RELATES:
1.
THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED PROVIDED BY BOSTON
WHALER ON THIS BOAT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF FITNESS AND MERCHANTABILITY, ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED.;
2.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, BOSTON WHALER FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY
FOR ECONOMIC LOSS ARISING FROM CLAIMS OF PRODUCT FAILURE, NEGLIGENCE, DEFECTIVE
DESIGN, MANUFACTURING DEFECT, FAILURE TO WARN AND/OR INSTRUCT, LACK OF
SEAWORTHINESS, AND ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY NOT EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER
THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY;
3.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS
DISCLAIMED; AND.
4.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, NEITHER BOSTON WHALER, NOR THE SELLING DEALER,
SHALL HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OF THE BOAT, LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE,
COMMERCIAL LOSS OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
WHAT OWNER MUST DO TO CLAIM THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
To initiate a warranty claim, it is the responsibility of the owner to contact an authorized Boston Whaler dealer
immediately after discovery of any defect, describe the nature of the problem, and provide a hull serial number, date of
purchase, and name of selling dealer. A list of authorized Boston Whaler dealers and their contact details is available at
www.bostonwhaler.com.
The authorized dealer will notify Boston Whaler, who is solely responsible for determining and authorizing in writing the
remedial action(s) to be performed at either an authorized Boston Whaler dealership chosen by Boston Whaler or at the
Boston Whaler factory. The owner will be notified of where the Boat is to be delivered for inspection and any repairs.
The owner is responsible for delivering the Boat to that location.
The owner must also:
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comply with all reasonable directions given by the authorized dealer and/or Boston Whaler in connection
with the warranty claim;
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refer all warranty work or repairs to the authorized dealer for authorization as a condition precedent to Limited Warranty coverage;

allow Boston Whaler an opportunity to resolve any warranty claim; and

notify Boston Whaler of any Boat being repaired by an authorized Boston Whaler dealer which has been
at the dealership for fifteen (15) days, or of any claimed defect which was not corrected after one repair attempt.
Our privacy policies are available at www.bostonwhaler.com.
EXPENSE OF CLAIMING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
This limited warranty does not cover any expenses that you may incur claiming the warranty.
REGISTRATION & WARRANTY TRANSFER POLICY
This limited warranty is conditional upon the original retail owner activating the warranty coverage and, where
applicable, upon Boston Whaler accepting the transfer to any subsequent owner or owners of any unexpired terms of
the warranty provisions that are capable of being transferred in accordance with the terms and conditions of this limited
warranty.
The limited warranty coverage may be activated by the authorized selling dealer registering the sale of a new Boat
with Boston Whaler. Alternatively, the purchaser may activate the limited warranty coverage by filling out the product
registration card which Boston Whaler provides each new boat owner and sending the card to Boston Whaler at the
address shown at the foot of this warranty within 30 days of purchase.
The ten-year, three-year, and one-year limited warranties are transferable to a subsequent owner, except this limited
warranty will not transfer to any new owner of a boat which has been salvaged and resold, or resold after a declaration of
a total loss or a constructive total loss, i.e. the cost of repair exceeds the value of the boat. The new owner must fill out
and send in a Boston Whaler warranty transfer form, accessible from www.bostonwhaler.com, a copy of the bill of sale,
and a $50.00 fee to Boston Whaler, 100 Whaler Way, Edgewater, Florida 32141, within 30 days of purchase.
MODIFICATIONS & SEVERABILITY
The terms and conditions contained herein, as well as those of any documents prepared in conjunction with the
sale of this vessel may not be modified, altered or waived by any action, inaction, or representations, whether oral
or in writing, except upon the expressed, written authority of a management level employee of Boston Whaler.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any one or more of the provisions herein shall not affect the validity and
enforceability of the other provisions.
WARRANTIES UNDER AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to
a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage.
You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
World Headquarters, 100 Whaler Way, Edgewater, FL 32141
Phone +1 386 428-0057
Internet Address: www.bostonwhaler.com
Email: service@whaler.com
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PRIVACY STATEMENT
Thank you for purchasing a boat or requesting information from Boston Whaler! This Privacy Statement is to inform you
how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard the personal information you provide to us through your purchases, requests for
brochures, product registration cards, promotions, surveys, call centers, or other customer contacts. To see our full Privacy Policy
and any updates, please visit www.whaler.com and select the Privacy Statement link.
“Personal information” may include your name, age, mailing address, residential phone number, or e-mail address. It may also
include income ranges, marital status, product or lifestyle preferences, and information concerning dealer service.
How We Collect Personal Information: Our authorized dealer provided Boston Whaler or our company in the European Union
with personal information collected at the time of your boat order/purchase with other product registration data and will continue
to provide warranty and servicing information on your boat. We will send you customer satisfaction surveys which you may
elect to return to provide us with information on your boat purchase and your servicing needs. Your personal information may be
gather5ed by or shared with Boston Whaler’s marketing providers and affiliated companies, who have comparable
levels of privacy protection, for the purposes described in this statement. Boston Whaler, your dealer, and our marketing
providers collect personal information when your request information about our companies and from surveys, promotions, contests,
correspondence, your e-mails, telephone inquiries, web forms, and other communications.
How We Use & Disclose Personal Information: Unless you advise us otherwise, Boston Whaler, our authorized dealers,
affiliated companies, and our marketing providers may generally collect, use, disclose, hold, and file your personal information
for the following purposes: (1) Providing goods, brochures, information, incentives, and/or services to you or on your behalf; (2)
Fulfilling the terms of our limited warranty or other service obligation; (3) Facilitating recalls or service campaigns if necessary;
(4) Reviewing goods and/or services provided to you in product, services, and marketing analyses; (5) Ensuring your satisfaction
through surveys or other contacts; (6) Administration, billing, accounting, and collections; and protecting against fraud and error;
and (7) Investigating a breach or a contravention of a law, complying with a subpoena, warrant, court order, or as required or
otherwise permitted by law. BOSTON WHALER WILL NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR SUBJECT
YOU TO TELEMARKETING OR UNSOLICITED E-MAIL.
Safeguards: We use security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of personal information to protect it from loss or theft, as
well as prohibiting unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification of your personal information. These safeguards
include restricted access to offices and equipment, security clearances, the use of passwords and/or encryption, publishing our
privacy policy to appropriate personnel with instructions to act in accordance with its principles, and contractual provisions with
our marketing agents and authorized dealers to follow the principles of our privacy policy.
Access and Correction to Your Personal Information: Subject to the exceptions provided by applicable law, we will
provide, upon written request, your specific personal information collected in a form which is generally understandable. Your
Personal Information is held by us and for us by our marketing agency, AVALA, who has contractually agreed to protect your
information according to our privacy policies at the following addresses: Boston Whaler Inc., 100 Whaler Way, Edgewater, FL
32141. Please direct corrections, withdrawal of consent for specific purpose, complaints or other inquiries regarding personal
information to: Terry Domian, AVALA Marketing Group; 1078 Headquarters Park Drive, Fenton, MO, 63026; Phone: (636)
343-9988, Fax: (636) 326-3282, E-mail: terryd@Marketing Agencymarketing.com. You can withdraw consent for us to use your
personal information at any time or provide corrections upon providing to us a 30-day notice, unless withdrawing consent would
impede the performance of legal obligations. We are requires by law to provide you with information for product recall and other
product safety relates purposes. The withdrawal of your consent may also adversely affect our ability to provide products and
services to you and to maintain our relationship. Please note, notifying us will not result in withdrawing consent from your dealer,
who should be contacted separately.
Obtaining Consent: If any supplementary disclosure is required, we will obtain your consent for disclosure to other persons or
organizations and for other purposes than stated herein, unless otherwise permitted by law.
Thank you again for your business. We hope you have many years of wonderful boating experiences!
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INTRODUCTION
Owner’s manual
The material here and in the rest of the Owner’s
Manual Packet:
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Gives you basic safety information;
Describes the features of your boat;
Describes the equipment on your boat;
Describes the fundamentals of boat use; and
Contains service and maintenance
information.
You must learn to operate this boat as well as read,
understand and use this manual.
What this manual does not give you is a course in
boating safety, or how to navigate, anchor or dock
your boat. Operating a power boat safely requires
more skills, knowledge and awareness than is
necessary for a car or truck.
Your responsibilities
For your safety, the safety of your passengers, other
boaters and people in the water, you must:
Outside of North America, contact your boat dealer
and/or your governmental boating agency for
assistance.
A comprehensive background in boating can be
found in the book, Chapman - Piloting, Seamanship
and Small Boat Handling, by Elbert S. Maloney,
published by Hearst Marine.
Warranties
In addition to the Boston Whaler® Limited Warranty
for your boat (See next page), each component and/
or system on your boat has its own warranty that will
be found with the specific information and manual
for that component. The manuals are included with
your Owner’s Manual Packet. Locate and read the
individual warranties; then keep them together for
easy future reference.
Contact Phone Numbers and
Internet Addresses
Boston Whaler, Inc.
• Take a boating safety course;
• Get instruction in the safe and proper handling
of your boat;
• Understand and follow the “rules of the road”;
• Learn how to navigate.
Source of Information
In North America, contact one of the following for
boating courses:
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
U.S. Power Squadron
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
Red Cross
State Boating Offices
Yacht Club
Phone.............................................1-877-294-5645
Internet ........................................www.whaler.com
United States Coast Guard
Phone.............................................1-800-368-5647
Internet .................................www.uscgboating.org
Boat US Foundation
Phone.............................................1-800-336-2628
Internet ..................... www.boatus.com/foundation
Canadian Coast Guard
Phone.............................................1-800-267-6687
Internet ................ www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/main_e.htm
Contact the Boat/U.S. Foundation at 1-800-336-2628
or go to www.boatus.com/foundation
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Section 1 • Safety
Explanation of Safety Labels
The most important aspect of boating is safety.
Although every effort is made to address the
numerous issues regarding the safe usage of your
boat, it is strongly recommended that you avail
yourself of the training and knowledge available
through boating safety courses, etc.
Safety Precautions
The examples below are of precautions which appear
throughout this manual and must be observed when
operating or servicing your boat. Learn to recognize
the degree of hazard and understand the explanations
of safety prior to reading this manual.
Always use common sense in the operation and
servicing of your boat.
Warning Labels
Mounted at key locations throughout your boat are
warning labels (See page 19) which advise the owner/
operator of imperative safety precautions to follow
when operating and/or servicing equipment.
!
Denotes an immediate hazard exists that WILL
result in severe personal injury or death.
The examples below indicate the level of hazard by
color and explanation.
!
DANGER
Denotes an immediate hazard exists that WILL
result in severe personal injury or death.
!
WARNING
Denotes hazards or unsafe practices that MAY
result in severe personal injury or death.
!
CAUTION
Denotes hazards or unsafe practices that COULD
result in minor personal injury, product or
property damage.
WARNING
Denotes hazards or unsafe practices that MAY
result in severe personal injury or death.
!
!
DANGER
CAUTION
Denotes hazards or unsafe practices that COULD
result in minor personal injury, product or
property damage.
NOTICE
Denotes information that is important to know
prior to operation and/or maintenance, but is
not hazard related.
NOTICE
Denotes information that is important to know
prior to operation and/or maintenance, but is
not hazard related.
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Section 1• Safety
SAFE Boating means:
• Knowing the limitations of your boat
• Following the “RULES of the ROAD”
• Keeping a sharp lookout for people and objects
in the water.
• Not boating in water or weather conditions that
are beyond the boat’s and operator’s capability.
• Never operating the boat while under the
influence of drugs or alcohol.
• Being aware of your passengers safety at all
times.
• Reducing speed when there is limited visibility,
rough water, people in the water nearby, boats
or structures.
In Addition:
• Maintain your boat and its safety and other
systems as recommended in this manual.
• Have the boat inspected by a qualified
mechanic or dealer, at least annually.
• Ensure that the Coast Guard required safety
equipment is on board and functioning.
NOTICE
As a boat owner or operator, YOU are responsible
for your safety and the safety of your passengers
and other boaters.
Boating in beautiful weather and calm water
conditions can be a wonderful experience. Boating
however requires considerably greater skills than
operating a land vehicle. Taking a boating course
is the best way to prepare for a safe and enjoyable
experience on the water.
• Take a Coast Guard, U.S. Power Squadron or
equivalent boating safety course. (Call
the Boat/U.S. Foundation at 1-800 336-2628
for information on available courses, or
go to: “www.boatus.com/foundation” on
the internet.)
• Get hands-on training on how to operate your
boat properly.
Safe Boating Checklist
Before Departure
Update checklists when equipment is added or
modified.
Weather-forecast safe
Required documents-on board
Navigation charts & equipment-on board
Safety equipment-on board
Safety training-passengers & crew instructed
on procedures, location, and use of safety
equipment.
Drain plugs-installed
Bilge pumps-working & clean
Navigation lights-working
Sound signal device on board
Fuel system-no leaks or fumes
Power steering fluid-filled (if applicable)
Steering system-working smoothly & properly
Battery-electrolyte level within range
Float plan-filed with friend or relative
Trailering (if applicable)
Boat position-secure on trailer
Tiedowns-tight
Winch-locked
Trailer hitch-connected
Safety chains-attached
Swing tongue-secured with safety clip
Engine clearance-in trailering position
(See engine manual for recommended
guidelines)
Electrical-Lights, brake lights, turn signals
working
Mirrors-adjusted for trailering
After Return
PFD’s & other safety gear-dry, stowed for
next use
Fuel tanks-filled (allow for expansion) to
prevent condensation
Fuel system-no leaks
Bilge pump-operating properly
Bilge-clean, no leaks
Float plan-notify person with whom you
filed plan
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Section 1 • Safety
General Considerations
• Know how your boat handles under different
conditions. Recognize your limitations and the
boat’s limitations. Modify speed in keeping
with weather, sea and traffic conditions.
Boarding
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• Instruct passengers on location and use of
safety equipment and procedures.
• Instruct passengers on the fundamentals of
operating your boat in case you are unable to
do so.
• You are responsible for passenger’s actions. If
they place themselves or the boat in danger,
immediately correct them.
• Remember the “Rule of Thirds”: one third
total fuel usage for the trip out; one third total
fuel sage while out; one third total fuel usage
for the return trip.
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Board only one person at a time.
Never jump into boat. Step or climb into
cockpit.
Load gear after you are aboard. Carrying
gear while boarding can cause you to lose
balance.
Distribute weight evenly.
Instruct passengers where to sit during
on-plane operation to reduce the
possibility of falling overboard during
high speed maneuvers.
If gear is not immediately needed, stow it in
secure areas.
Safety gear must be immediately accessible
at all times.
Impaired Operation
!
Maintain Control
On the water there are no marked traffic lanes, no
traffic signs or lights, and boats have no turn signals.
The boat operator must keep her or his attention
focused not only on what’s ahead but what’s on the
left, right and behind the boat.
The operator must always be alert to approaching
boats (from the rear, right and left sides, as well
as those ahead). There can be people in the water,
partially submerged debris, and other navigational
hazards such as rocks, sand bars or dangerous
currents, to name a few.
Your passengers are relying on you to operate and
maneuver the boat safely so that they are not in
danger of going overboard. If you turn too quickly,
increase or decrease speed abruptly, your passengers
are at risk of being thrown overboard or thrown
about the boat.
When visibility becomes impaired because of
weather, time of day or high bow angle you must
slow down so that you have sufficient time to react
if an emergency occurs. Nearby boats face similar
risks in avoiding a collision with you.
WARNING
CONTROL HAZARD-Federal laws prohibit
operating a boat while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs. These laws are vigorously
enforced.
The detrimental effects of alcohol and drugs are
increased by wind, waves and sun, and will decrease
your response time and ability to act in critical
situations. Give special attention to the effects of
alcohol and drugs while boating. No other single
factor causes as many marine accidents and deaths.
Death or serious injury and damage to personal and
private property can result from being impaired while
operating a boat.
!
WARNING
A qualified operator must be in control of the
boat at all times. Do not operate the boat while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs. never
operate your boat at speeds which exceed
the operator’s ability to react if an emergency
develops. At night, turn on the appropriate
navigation lights and cruise at a reduced speed
that will allow you plenty of time to avoid
dangerous situations.
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Section 1• Safety
!
WARNING
Death or serious injury can result if you fail to
observe these safety rules:
!
WARNING
STABILITY HAZARD
• Anyone who controls the boat should
have taken a boating safety course and
have trained in the proper operation of
the boat.
• Load boat properly. The
manufacturer’s load rating is the
maximum allowed under normal
conditions. Adjust downward if
weather, water or other conditions
are adverse.
• Always operate the boat at speeds that
will not put people or property in
danger.
• Allow passengers to ride only in areas
that do not pose a hazard to
themselves or the boat.
• Be constantly aware of conditions in
all directions when underway and
before turning.
DO NOT allow passengers to ride on
the bow of a closed bow boat.
DO NOT allow several passengers to
ride in the bow of a small open-bow
boat, causing the boat to “plow” into
the water.
• Reduce speed, use a lookout to
identify possible hazards or difficulties,
and turn on navigation lights when:
- visibility is impaired;
DO NOT allow passengers to ride on
the stern cushion or gunwales.
- in rough water; and
DO NOT overload the stern.
- in congested waterways.
• Watch your wake. It can capsize a
small boat or damage moored boats or
other property. You are responsible for
damage caused by your wake.
!
WARNING
NEVER operate a boat at a speed at which you
do not feel in control.
• Observe manufacturer’s
recommended on-plane seating
locations.
• Passengers should remain seated
while boat is moving.
PERSONAL INJURY HAZARD-Stay alert. Use of
drugs, alcohol, or other substances which impair
judgement poses a serious threat to yourself
and others. The boat operator is responsible for
the behavior of passengers.
DROWNING HAZARD-Boats must carry one
wearable personal flotation device (PFD) for
every passenger on board. Boats must have at
least one throwable life preserver.
SLIPPING HAZARD-Wet decks are slippery.
Wear proper footwear and use extreme caution
on wet surfaces.
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Section 1 • Safety
Legally Mandated Equipment
Whistle, Horn
Consult your national and state boating law
enforcement agency.
You must have on board, some means of making
a loud sound signal. Navigation rules require that
a sound made by any audible device be capable
of a four (4) second blast, and must be audible for
1/2 mi. (.80 Km).
(Minimum Required)
The following equipment is the minimum required
by the U.S. Coast Guard for a boat less than 26’ (7.9
meters) in length.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s)
• One (1) Coast Guard approved Type I, II
or III PFD for each person aboard or being
towed on water skis, tubes, etc.
!
WARNING
There is rarely time to reach stowed life jackets
in time of emergency. Boaters should always
wear a properly fitting, approved life jacket
when on the water.
Children and non-swimmers MUST wear PFDs
at all times when aboard.
NOTICE
Depending on the state or country of operation,
the operator of a vessel may be fined for failure
to comply with local or national rules regarding
PFD usage.
Fire Extinquisher (Portable)
It is recommended that you carry one (1) A,B or C
Type fire extinguishers on board and located near the
helm for easy reach.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER LOCATION
A storage pocket for the portable fire extinguisher
is located on the lower starboard side of the center
console.
Visual distress Signals
Boats operating in coastal waters, the Great Lakes
& US owned boats on the high seas are required to
carry approved visual distress signals for nighttime
use. They must be readily accessible, in serviceable
condition and not be expired.
Store all pyrotechnic signals in a well marked,
waterproof container.
Additional Recommended equipment for
safe operation
In addition to the legally mandated equipment, the
following items are recommended for safe boating.
• First Aid kit
• Compass
• Charts/Maps
• Manual bilge pump
• Visual distress signals
• GPS or LORAN
(for day or night use)
• Spare keys
• Marine VHF radio
• EPIRB-Emergency
• Moisture repellent
positioning-indicat• Mooring Lines
ing radio beacon
• Fenders
• Boat hook
• Waterproof flashlights
• Extra batteries
• High power spotlight
• Instruction manuals
• Spare propeller
• Lubricating oil
• Tool kit:
- Screwdrivers, (phillips & flat)
- Pliers, (regular, vise-grip, tongue & groove)
- Wrenches, (box, open end, allen & adjustable)
- Socket set, (metric and U.S.)
- Electrical tape & duct tape
- Hammer
- Spare parts kit, (spark plugs, fuses, etc.)
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Section 1• Safety
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
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DANGER
• Fumes from the engine(s), Generator(s)
and other equipment and appliances
that burn fuel contain Carbon Monoxide.
Carbon Monoxide can kill you. Open all
doors, hatches, curtains and windows to
allow fresh air to circulate and dissipate
the amounts of Carbon Monoxide
present in enclosed spaces, especially
when the boat is moored or anchored.
• Proper ventilation must be
maintained, even during inclement
weather to prevent dangerous levels of
Carbon Monoxide build-up.
• Sleeping aboard a boat will require a
working Carbon monoxide detection
system, preferably in each sleeping
quarter.
Carbon Monoxide can accumulate in dangerous
concentrations anywhere in or around your boat
including on back decks, swim platforms, or in
water around generator exhausts. CO can remain in
or around your boat at dangerus levels even if your
engine is no longer running.
Remember:
•
If you can smell engine exhaust, you are
inhaling CO.
•
Changing course and speed to place boat
heading into the wind can improve
ventilation.
To minimize the danger of Carbon Monoxide
accumulation when the Engine is running (or by use
of fuel burning equipment.):
• Do not idle the engine without moving the
boat for more than 15 minutes at a time.
Carbon Monoxide is an oderless, colorless, and
tasteless, extremely toxic gas produced by engines,
heaters, stoves or generators. When inhaled it
combines with hemoglobin in the blood, preventing
absorption of oxygen and is unlikely to be noticed
until the person is overcome.
• Inspect the exhaust system regularly.
• Operate all fuel burning appliances, such as
charcoal, propane, LPG, CNG or alcohol
cooking devices in areas where fresh air can
circulate.
Prolonged exposure to low concentration or very
short exposure to high concentrations can result in
asphyxiation and death.
!
DANGER
Never ignore an alarm.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning include:
• Dizziness
• Ringing in the ears
• Unconsiousness
• Headaches
• Nausea
In the event the CO alarm activates:
• Evacuate enclosed areas immediately.
GET MEDICAL ATTENTION AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.
• Shut OFF any fuel burning equipment or
appliances.
Symptoms of CO poisoning are often confused with
seasickness or intoxication, so those affected may not
receive the medical attention they need.
• Open hatches, doors, portlights, etc. to
improve ventilation.
• If making way, head boat into the wind.
The poisoning victim’s skin often turns cherry red.
If CO poisoning is suspected, have the victim breath
fresh air deeply. If breathing stops, resusitate. A
victim often revives, then relapses because organs
are damaged by lack of oxygen.
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Section 1 • Safety
!
DANGER
Even in rainy cold weather, ventilation must be
maintained to avoid Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
You will get wet and/or cold.
Examples of accumulation of Carbon Monoxide
Fig. 1.7.1
Lifesaving Equipment
Even strong swimmers can tire quickly in the water
and drown due to exhaustion, hypothermia, or both.
The bouyancy provided by a personal flotation device
(PFD) will allow the person who has fallen overboard
to remain afloat with far less effort and body heat
loss, extending survival time necessary to find and
retrieve them.
PFD Requirement
One (1) Coast Guard approved PFD, Type I, II or
III for each person aboard or being towed on water
skis, tubes, etc.
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The law requires that PFDs must be readily
accessible, if not worn. “Readily Accessible” means
removed from storage bags and unbuckled.
NOTICE
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BLOCKING EXHAUSTS
Children and non-swimmers MUST wear PFDs
at all times when aboard.
PFD Classifications
Listed below are the several different types of PFDs,
each life jacket has different purposes, choose one
that will suit your purpose.
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Type I, Off-shore Life Jacket is
considered the most bouyant, it is
designed to turn an unconscious
person face up. Use in all types
of waters where rescue may be
slow, particularly in cold or rough
water conditions.
OPERATING WITH “BOW HIGH”
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Type II, Near-shore Life Vest,
“keyhole” vest with flotation
filled head and neck support is
also designed to turn a person
face up, but the turning action is
not as pronounced. Use in calm
inland waters or where quick
rescue is likely.
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Type III, Flotation-aid Life
vest is designed so that
conscious wearers can turn face-up.
Designed for comfort while
engaged in water skiing or other
forms of water activities.
Type V, Special-Use devices,
sailboat harnesses, white water
vests, float coats, and hybrid
vests which have minimum
inherent bouyancy and an
inflatable chamber.
Type IV, Throwable Devices,
horseshoe bouys, ring bouys and
bouyant cushions are designed to
be grasped, not worn.
Before purchasing PFDs, ensure that there is an
attached tag indicating they are approved by the
U.S.Coast Guard or by your National Boating Law
Enforcment Agency.
The operator is responsible for instructing everyone
onboard on their location and use. The best
precaution is to wear the PFD at all times while
on the boat.
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Emergency Situations
NOTICE
The law requires the operator to assist any
person or boat in distress as long as rendering
assistance does not endanger the operator, the
passengers or the boat.
Prevention is the safest approach. We hope that you
are never involved in an emergency situation, but if
you are it is imperative that you react.
• Throw a life ring/preserver to the victim, even
if they are wearing one it will serve as another
marker.
2. Making contact:
• Stop or slow the boat and circle toward the
person overboard. Never reverse your boat to
pick up someone in the water.
• Try to approach heading into the wind or into
the waves.
• Keep person overboard constantly in sight.
Medical Emergency
You may be far from professional medical help when
you are boating. At least two (2) persons on board
your boat should be CPR certified, and should have
taken a first aid course. Your boat should have a well
stocked first aid kit on board. In many situations
your radio will be your only link to reaching medical
assistance. Keep the radio in working order and
understand which channels are used for emergencies,
these channels are constantly monitored and will
be useful when situations arise. Cell phones are
becoming more common and can help in some areas,
but they are limited and unreliable and should not be
used in the place of a good VHF radio.
Water Rescue
In most situations a person that has fallen overboard
will succumb to hypothermia if not rescued
immediately. Life expectancy decreases as rescue
time increases in water temperatures below 70°
(21.1°C).
There are three (3) steps that must be taken when a
person has fallen overboard:
1. Returning to the victim:
• Immediately make everyone onboard aware
that someone is overboard and keep the victim
in sight.
• Slow the boat and keep pointing toward the
person overboard. At night or in low light, point
the best available light source at the person.
• When almost alongside, stop the engine in gear
to prevent propeller “windmilling”.
3. Getting back aboard:
• Try to reach the person overboard with a pole,
or by throwing a life preserver. NEVER swim
to them except as a last resort.
• Assist the person in boarding. Boarding should
be done at the stern of the boat.
• If the person is injured or incapable of boarding
by themselves, a rescuer should don a life
preserver with a safety line and enter the water
to assist the person onto the boat.
• Handle the person carefully, spinal injuries
might have occurred and could be worsened by
rough handling.
• Check for other injuries, render medical
assistance immediately.
Fire
Fire is a serious boating hazard. Boats will burn
quickly. Do not remain onboard and fight a fire for
more than a few minutes. If the fire is out of control
and cannot be put out with the fire suppression
equipment onboard, abandon ship immediately.
The fumes released during a fire are toxic and should
be avoided. Even after the fire has been extinguished,
proper ventilation of the area is required to minimize
exposure to these harmful fumes.
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!
DANGER
• Fires can spread quickly. Your reaction
to the fire is important. Have the proper
fire fighting equipment close at hand,
and in good working order to respond
quickly.
• Small fire extinguishers have small
discharge times. Aim at the base of the
fire with a sweeping motion to maximize
the use of the fire extinguisher contents.
• If the bilge pump(s) have not automatically
turned ON, switch them ON immediately.
• Find the source of the flooding and determine
the best fix.
• Keep the bilge pump running until the flooding
is under control.
• Call for assistance if the source of the flooding
cannot be controlled.
• Head back to port if possible.
To lessen the danger of fire:
• Extinguish all smoking materials, shut off
blowers, stoves, engine(s) and generator(s).
• Keep bilge area clean, oil and fuel spills should
be cleaned immediately.
• If possible throw burning materials overboard.
• If fire is accessible, release the contents of the
fire extinguisher(s) into the base of the fire.
• If the fire is in an enclosed compartment, and
you have an automatic extinguisher for the
compartment, wait 15 min. before opening the
compartment. Have an extinguisher handy in
case of a flare up.
• If possible, signal for help. Radio, visual, or
audible signal should be used as needed. You
must render assistance to any boater requesting
help.
• If fire is out of control, grab all neccesary
survival gear, distress signals, don your PFD
and prepare to abandon ship.
• If you do abandon ship, make sure the
passengers have PFDs. Take a head count
before entering the water and take another
head count when in the water. STAY
TOGETHER.
SWAMPING
• Always wear your PFD, or have it within
reach.
• Swamping is usually a result of wave action,
immediately get control of the helm and turn
the boat into the waves.
• Swamping can also be caused by an overloaded
boat.
• If the bilge pump has not automatically
turned ON, switch it ON immediately.
• The deck scuppers on your boat are designed to
drain the deck of water.
• Keep the bilge pump running until the flooding
is under control.
• Take a head count of all passengers.
CAPSIZING
• “Capsized” is when a boat is on its side or
completely upside-down (usually as a result
of wave action, improper loading or
load shifting).
• Always wear your PFD, or have it within
reach.
• If the boat will not right itself, get out of the
water and climb onto the exposed hull.
Flooding, Swamping and Capsizing
• Do a head count of all passengers
In the event of Flooding, Swamping or Capsizing:
• STAY TOGETHER
FLOODING
• Always wear your PFD, or have it within
reach.
• Usually a capsizing will happen quickly and
without warning.
• Use whatever is at hand to signal for help.
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The chances of flooding, swamping or capsizing can
be reduced by being aware of:
• Weather
• Water Conditions
steering is virtually useless. If you are in a congested
waterway you will need to react quickly to warn
others that you have lost power, propulsion or
steering control and that assistance will be needed.
• Proper boat handling techniques
Grounding
• Proper loading of the boat
Running aground may be avoided by paying attention
to marker bouys or observing the waves as they form
into breakers when passing over a sand bar.
Collision
In the event of collision:
• Cut the engine(s)
• Always wear your PFD, or have it within
reach.
• Check on passengers
• If the bilge pump has not automatically
turned ON, switch it ON immediately.
• Determine the amount of damage to your boats
structure.
• Call for assistance
• In the event of collision you are required to file
an accident report. Contact a state enforcement
agency or the nearest U.S. Coast Guard office.
If you are boating outside U.S. waters, consult
the nation you are visiting for accident
reporting requirements.
Propulsion, Control or Steering failure
If there is a propulsion, control or steering failure:
• Stop the engine, (shut off at Ignition or pull on
the Emergency Engine Shut-Off Switch.)
• Drop anchor to prevent drifting.
• Determine if the problem can be fixed or will
assistance be needed.
• Call for assistance if needed
When loss of propulsion or steering is noticed, your
quick reaction is required to prevent further damage
to your boat or injuries to your passengers.
Outboard engines require propulsion to control the
direction the boat will take. Without propulsion, the
If you do run aground, the course of action depends
on how hard the boat hits bottom and whether the
boat remains stranded. If it is a simple touch, you may
need only to inspect the lower drive of the engine
and the hull of the boat. If posssible do a thorough
inspection before trying to get loose, throwing the
boat into reverse before this is done may do more
damage.
Distress Signals
VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS, (VDS)
• U.S. Coast Guard regulations require boats
in coastal waters and the Great Lakes to
carry a Visual Distress Signal (VDS) for
day and night use, as well as appropriate for
the time of operation. Exempt from the
day signals requirement, but not night
signals, are boats less than 16 feet (4.8 m),
open sailboats less than 26 feet (7.9m),
boats participating in organized events and
manually propelled boats.
• If you are required to have visual distress
signals, at least three safety approved
pyrotechnic devices in serviceable condition
must be readily accessible. They must be
marked with a date showing the service life
which must not be expired.
• Carry three signals for day use and three
for night use. Some pyrotechnic devices
such as red flares, meet both day and night
use requirements.
• Store pyrotechnic signals in a cool, dry
location. An orange or red watertight
container prominently marked “DISTRESS
SIGNALS” is recommended.
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Other recognized visual distress signals include:
• Flames in a bucket
• URGENCY“ PA N - PA N , PA N - PA N , PA N - PA N ”
(pronounced PAHN-PAHN)-used when
a person or vessel is in some jeopardy less
than indicated by a “MAYDAY” call.
• Code flags November & Charlie displayed
together.
• Black square & ball on orange background
flag
• Orange flag (certified)
• Electric distress light (certified)-for night use
• SAFETY“SECURITY, SECURITY, SECURITY”
(pronounced SAY-CURE-IT-AY)-used for
navigational safety or weather warning.
• Dye marker (any color)
• Person waving arms (slowly)
• U.S. ensign flown upside down
AUDIBLE DISTRESS SIGNALS, (ADS)
U.S. Coast Guard regulations require one hand,
mouth or power operated whistle or horn, audible
for at least 1/2 mile.
Other recognized audible distress signals include:
• Radio communication (see Radio
Communication below)
An emergency situation will be hectic and there will
not be time to learn proper radio procedure. LEARN
WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU NEED TO DO IT.
If you hear a distress call, stop all radio transmissions.
If you can directly assist, respond on the emergency
frequency. If you cannot assist, do not transmit on
that frequency. However, continue to monitor until
it is obvious that help is being provided.
Weather
!
• Radio-telegraph/telephone alarm
• Position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)
• Morse Code S-O-S (3 short 3 long 3 short)
sounded by any means.
• Fog horn sounded continuously.
Radio Communication
A radio is the boat operator’s main method of
recieving safety information and summoning aid.
VHF-FM radio is the primary means of short range
communication. Single sideband radio (SSB) is used
for longer range communication.
VHF-FM channel 16 and SSB 2182 kHz are
designated for emergency use. Such situations can
be categorized as:
• EMERGENCY“MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY,”- used
when life or vessel is in imminent danger.
DANGER
DO NOT attempt to boat in severe weather
conditions. Death or serious injury can occur.
Get to shore before the weather turns bad.
Getting caught in severe weather is hazardous. Bad
weather and/or rough sea or water conditions can
cause an unsafe situation. Consult local weather
services for up-to-date forecasts on weather and sea
conditions. Television, Radio, Internet can give you
access to NOAA weather reports that will help you
make a determination on where and when to get
underway.
Following are some weather related rules:
• Understand the design limitations of your boat.
• Check the weather forecast and water
conditions before leaving and while underway.
• Wear a Personal Flotation Device, (PFD).
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WARNING
A sudden change in wind direction or speed or an
increase in wave height indicates deteriorating
weather.
NOTICE
Check the weather forecast and water conditions
before leaving and while underway
Weather Warning Penants
Fig. 1.13.1
Gale
• If you encounter fog, determine your position,
set a safe course, slow down and alert other boats
of your presence with a sound signal.
• If a lightning storm approaches, the safest action
is to dock and disembark. If you cannot return to
shore, have passengers go inside the cabin and
remain there until the storm passes.
• Stay out of the water during a lightning storm.
If caught swimming during a storm, get back
into the boat and remain there until the storm
passes. (remember that lightning can strike several
miles away from the storm itself. Be aware of the
storms location relative to your location and the
direction the storm is moving).
Swimming, Diving & Water Skiing
Swimming
• Do not swim from a moving boat.
Red flagwinds to 33 knots
(38 mph).
Storm
2 Red flags
winds 34 - 47 knots
(38 - 54 mph)
Hurricane
• Many areas prohibit swimming from a
boat except in designated areas. Never enter
swimming zones.
• Turn off engine in gear (to prevent propeller
“windmilling”) before picking up swimmer.
Diving
Recognize and respect diving flags. Keep at least 100
feet (30 meters) away.
Diver’s Flags
Fig. 1.13.2
RED
Square Red flag
w/Black box
winds 48 - 63 knots
(55 - 73 mph)
WHITE
WHITE
BLUE
Two (2) Square Red flags
w/Black box
winds 64+ knots
(74+ mph)
• If a storm approaches, immediately seek a safe
harbor.
• If a storm hits have everyone sit in the cabin
or cockpit deck in the boat. Head the bow into
the wind with enough power to maintain slow
headway.
SPORT DIVER’S
FLAG
CODE ALPHA
FLAG
SPORT DIVERS FLAG-Red flag with diagonal
white stripe marks a diver in the water.
CODE ALPHA FLAG-Blue and white pennant
designates boat being used in dive operations.
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Water Skiing
• Always have at least two persons in the boat,
one at the controls and one who can easily and
continuously look at the skier.
Water Skiing Signals
Skiing Signals
Fig. 1.14.1
• Insist that anyone who water skis must know
how to swim.
TURN
• Insist that skiers wear approved Personal
Flotation Devices (PFD’s)
OR
• Ski only in daylight when visibility is good.
• Never drive the boat directly behind a water
skier. At 22 knots (25 m.p.h.) it takes only 5
seconds to overtake a fallen skier who was 60
meters (200 feet) in front.
• Ski only in areas where skiing is permitted.
• Observe local restrictions on length of tow
line.
• Learn the signals to communicate with a skier.
The skier is to control the boat through hand
signals (Figure 1.14.1).
• Your boat will handle differently while towing
a skier. Experiment carefully to learn the
difference.
• Skiers may start from the shore or dock, if boat
traffic allows. When returning, pick up skiers
from water. Do not ski back to shore or dock.
• Give immediate attention to fallen skiers.
STOP
TURN LEFT
TURN RIGHT
OR
GO FASTER
OK AFTER FALL
GO SLOWER
SPEED OK
SKIER IN WATER
CUT MOTOR
BACK TO DOCK
Turn – Arm raised, circle with index finger
extended.
Turn Right – Extend arm out from body to
the right.
Turn Left – Extend arm out from body to the
left.
Stop – Raise arm with palm vertical and facing
forward.
Faster – Thumb pointed up or palm up, move
hand up and down.
Speed OK – Raise arm and form a circle with
thumb and index finger.
Slow Down – Thumb pointed down or palm
down, move hand up and down.
• Keep a downed skier in sight and on the
operator’s side of the boat when approaching
the skier. Never back up to anyone in the
water.
OK After a Fall – Clasp hands together
overhead.
• Turn off engine in gear (to prevent propeller
“windmilling”) before picking up skier.
Cut Motor – Draw finger across throat.
• If the skier suddenly releases the tow rope,
it can backlash into cockpit. Spotters who
are watching the skier must be aware of this
fact and be prepared to take appropriate action
to avoid injury.
Skier in Water – Extend one ski vertically
out of water.
Back to Dock – Pat top of head.
!
WARNING
Never allow anyone to board or exit your boat
from the water when engines are on.
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WARNING
!
PROPELLER SAFETY
SWIMMING/DIVING HAZARD
• Keep clear of areas designated only for
swimmers and skin divers. Recognize
markers used for such areas.
• Before starting your boat, walk to the
stern and look in the water to assure
there is no one near your propeller.
People near propeller may not be visible
from helm.
• Never swim when there is lightning in
the area.
SKIING HAZARDS
• Skiers must use a safety approved
Personal Flotation Device (PFD).
• Ski only during daylight and in good
visibility.
• Avoid shallow water, other boats,
navigational aids and other
obstructions.
• Keep at least 100 ft. (30 meters) from
other objects.
• Never drive directly behind a water
skier.
DANGER
• NEVER allow passengers to board or exit
your boat from the water when engines
are on.
• Educate passengers about the dangers
of propellers
• Be especially alert when operating in
congested areas. NEVER enter swimming
zones.
• Take extra precautions near boats that
are towing skiers or tubers.
• NEVER permit passengers to ride on the
bow, gunwale, transom, seatbacks,
or other locations where they may fall
overboard.
• A competent observer must watch the
skier at all times. A competent observer
is a person that has the ability to assess
when a skier is in trouble, knows or
understands water skiing hand signals
and is capable of helping a skier.
• STOP! if someone falls overboard. Slowly
turn the boat around, and keep the
person in sight as you approach. Turn
your engine off FIRST and then bring the
person aboard.
• Keep a downed skier in constant sight.
• NEVER reverse your boat to pick someone
up out of the water.
• Turn off engine in gear before you get
close to person in the water.
• Never back up to anyone in the water.
• Use caution in boat when skier is being
towed. Sudden release of tow rope can
cause it to backlash into the cockpit.
PERSONAL INJURY HAZARD
Use transom tow ring only to pull water skiers.
Unless specified by the manufacturer, any
other use, such as parasailing, kite flying,
towing other boats, etc. may create too much
stress on the tow ring, resulting in personal
injury and/or equipment damage.
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Ignition Shutdown Safety Switch
!
The lanyard should be long enough to prevent
inadvertant activation. Do not let the lanyard become
entangled.
WARNING
Wear the lanyard at all times when operating
the boat. Use it to stop only in an emergency. DO
NOT use it to shut off the engine during normal
operation
Your boat is equipped with an ignition shutdown
safety switch. The switch is located on the control
console next to the gear shift/throttle control unit.
The ignition shut down safety switch incorporates a
shut-off switch, switch clip, lanyard and lanyard clip,
which is clipped to the operator when running.
If an emergency arises and the engine must be shut
down, a pull on the cord to release the clip from the
shut-off will shut off the engine.
This switch is designed to shut the engine off when
the operator of the boat leaves the control station,
either accidentally by falling into the boat, or by
being ejected overboard. This would most likely
occur as a result of poor operating practices.
Ignition Shutdown Safety Switch
Fig. 1.16.1
Accidental loss of power can be hazardous,
particularly while docking or in heavy seas, strong
current or high winds. Passengers and crew may lose
balance and the boat may lose steering control.
Should the operator fall out of the boat at planing
speed, it may take several seconds for the engine
and propeller to stop turning. The boat may continue
to coast for several hundred feet, causing injury to
anyone in its path.
Float Plan
Float plans are important to you should you
encounter problems on the water. A float plan should
contain a description of your boat along with any
distinguishing features. It should describe where you
will be boating, your departure time and estimated
return. The number and names of passengers, and
destination should also be noted.
The float plan should be given to a friend or relative,
so they can give the information to a national boating
agency like the U.S. Coast Guard, in the event you do
not return at the time specified on the float plan.
If there are any changes to the float plan they should
be conveyed to the person holding the float plan. Once
you return you should contact the person holding the
float plan to let them know you are back.
1
2
3
4
1 IGNITION SHUT-DOWN
2
3
4
SWITCH
IGNITION SHUT-DOWN
SWITCH CLIP, (ATTACHED TO SWITCH)
LANYARD
IGNITION SHUT-DOWN
SWITCH CLIP,(ATTACH TO OPERATOR)
4
Chart Your Course
To avoid boating in unsafe areas where there are
underwater obstructions, shallow water, unnavigable
conditions such as dangerous currents, and others,
you must chart a course. this means having and
using National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) charts for coastal waters,
observing and understanding all navigational aids,
using the knowledge and guidence of experienced
boaters, and being aware of the tides and times
where appropriate. If you are boating in an area you
are unfamiliar with, proceed with caution and post
a lookout to watch for hazards.
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WARNING
Hitting an object in or under the water or
boating in dangerous currents can cause serious
injury or death to occupants in the boat.
bilge discharge. Use rags or sponges to soak up fuel
or oily waste, then dispose of it properly ashore.
If there is much fuel or oil in the bilge, contact a
knowledgeable marine service to remove it. Never
pump contaminated bilge overboard. Help protect
your waters.
You must know where the hazards are and
avoid them. In uncharted waters, boat very
slowly and post a lookout.
Excessive Noise
If an object is struck or if you run aground:
Many areas regulate noise limits. Even if there are no
laws, courtesy demands that boats operate quietly.
• Shut the engine OFF
• Check the hull for damage
Wake / Wash
• Check the propeller(s) for damage
Power boat wakes can endanger people and vessels.
Each power boat operator is responsible for injury
or damage caused by the boat’s wake. Be especially
careful in confined areas such as channels or marinas.
Observe “no wake” warnings.
• If aground, consider the bottom
grade before moving off, (damage
to the hull and propeller(s) could be
worsened).
• Determine the tides and whether it
will help or hinder you from the
grounding.
• Do not have anyone other than a
trained and competent service tow
your boat.
Environmental Considerations
Fuel & Oil Spillage
! WARNING
SPEED HAZARD - Watch your wake. It might
capsize a smaller craft. You are responsible
for damage caused by your wake.
! WARNING
Reduce speed in congested waterway. Be
alert for No Wake markers.
Regulations prohibit discharging fuel or oily waste
in navigable waters. Discharge is defined as any
action which causes a film, sheen or discoloration
on the water surface, or causes a sludge or emulsion
beneath the water surface. A common violation is
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Homeland Security restrictions
Recreational boaters have a role in keeping our
waterways safe and secure. Violators of the
restrictions below can expect a quick and severe
response.
• DO NOT approach within 100 yards, and slow
to minimum speed within 500 yards of any
U.S. Naval vessel. If you need to pass within
100 yards of a U.S. Naval vessel for safe
passage, you must contact the U.S. Naval
vessel or the Coast Guard escort vessel on
VHF-FM channel 16.
• Observe and avoid all security zones. Avoid
commercial port areas, especially those that
involve military, cruise line or petroleum
facilities. Observe and avoid other restricted
areas near dams, power plants, etc.
• DO NOT stop or anchor beneath bridges or in
channels.
!
America’s Waterway Watch
In March, 2005, the U.S. Coast Guard officially
launched America’s Waterway Watch to encourage
the boating public to report suspicious activities
in our nation’s ports and waterways. America’s
Waterway Watch simply asks anyone who works,
lives, or recreates on the water to keep an eye out for
suspicious activities. Anyone who spots such activity
is asked to call the National Response Center’s
24-hour hotline, 800-424-8802 or 877-24WATCH
(877-249-2824).
Warning Label Locations
Mounted at key locations throughout the boat (See
figure 1.19.1), warning labels advise the owner/
operator of imperative safety precautions to follow
when operating and/or servicing equipment.
DO NOT REMOVE OR OBSTRUCT ANY
WARNING LABEL. Replace any label which
becomes illegible.
DANGER
DO NOT approach within 100 yards of any U.S.
Naval vessel without first contacting the vessel
on VHF-FM channel 16. To do so will result in a
quick and severe response.
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Warning Label Locations
Warning Label Locations
Fig.1.19.1
1
NOTICE
! WARNING
SKI PYLON MUST BE SECURED WHEN IN USE
TOW ROPE MAY BACKLASH INTO COCKPIT
DO NOT USE TO TOW ITEMS THAT ARE ATTACHED
TO TOW ROPE SUCH AS TUBES OR OTHER TOWABLES
DO NOT USE SWIM PLATFORM WHEN ENGINE IS
RUNNING
It is important to replace any damaged or
unreadable label. Call your Boston Whaler
dealer for replacement labels.
#1590140
146029
NOTE: Boat shown with bow rail and
livewell options.
3
Proposition 65
!
WARNING
2
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.
FWD
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 AREAS THOROUGHLY WITH SOAP AND WATER
AFTER HANDLING THE SUBSTANCES ABOVE
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY
THIS WARNING IS ATTACHED TO THE STEERING WHEEL PRIOR TO DELIVERY OF ANY
BOATS SOLD IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN
CALIFORNIA HEALTH &
SAFETY CODE §§ 25249.5-.13
ACCORDANCE WITH
4
5
THIS BOAT HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR A MAXIMUM
OUTBOARD ENGINE WEIGHT OF
410 Lb / 186 kg
6
7
! WARNING
Avoid serious injury or death from fire or
explosion resulting from leaking fuel.
Inspect system for leaks at least once a year.
Contents can be under pressure. Open slowly in
well ventilated area. No smoking or open flames.
The use of fuels containing ethanol higher than
10% (E-10) can damage your engine or fuel system
and will void the warranty. Never use (E-85).
Replacement
Part No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
WARNING TOW ARCH ....................................................1590140
WARNING CO HELM .......................................................1811368
PROP 65 HANG TAG .......................................................1795087
VESSEL CERTIFICATION PLATE ...................................SEE FIGURE 2.2.1
MAXIMUM ENGINE WEIGHT 410 LBS/186 KG ..............1735926
DANGER CO TRANSOM .................................................1811367
WARNING FUEL HAZARD ..............................................2096004
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Section 1• Safety
Key to Symbols on Controls & Prints
Although not used in this manual, some of these
symbols may be found on the controls, gauges, and
hardware on your boat. This page is to help you
understand what the symbols mean.
WARNING
ELECTRICAL HAZARD
FIRE RISK
NO OPEN FLAME
NO SMOKING
BATTERY
OIL
STOP
PROPULSION SYSTEM
TRIM
TRIM TAB
TRIMMING
OPERATION
ENGINE START
ENGINE STOP
FUEL GENERAL
FUEL
LEVEL
LEADED
FUEL
UNLEADED
FUEL
FRESH WATER
GRAY WATER
BILGE PUMP
OUTBOARD
DRIVE
OUTBOARD DRIVE
TILT
PROPELLER
SEAWATER
SEWAGE
PUMP
SINGLE LEVER
CONTROL
LIFT POINT / SLING
LOCATION
LIFT POINT
RUNNING LIGHTS
UNDER POWER
ROTARY CONTROL
(WIDTH OF SYMBOL
INDICATES INCREASE)
ANCHOR
ANCHOR LIGHT
INTERIOR LIGHT
HORN
WINDSHIELD
WIPER AND WASHER
MAGNETIC
COMPASS
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Section 2 • General Information
Construction Standards
Boston Whaler® is dedicated to creating a superior
product which will provide comfort, performance,
safety and dependability. All of our boats comply
with the safety standards set by the United States
Coast Guard and are designed, engineered and manufactured in accordance with applicable recommendations and guidelines of the American Boat and Yacht
Council (A.B.Y.C.) and certified by the National
Marine Manufacturers Association (N.M.M.A.).
Our Hull
Boston Whaler® hulls are constructed with our
patented Unibond™ construction process. This
involves foam injection into a closed mold system
where the foam expands to fill all voids in the hull.
When the finished product is pulled from the mold,
the hull and deck are chemically bonded to form a
solid, inseparable unit.
Hull Construction
Fig. 2.1.1
1
Record your HIN here:
Servicing Your Boston Whaler
2
3
4
1 NO AIR VOIDS
2 HIGH DENSITY CLOSED CELL
3
4
Hull Identification Number (HIN)
Fig. 2.1.2
NON-ABSORBENT FOAM
HIGH QUALITY RESINS AND GELCOATS
WOVEN GLASS MATTING
When your Whaler requires service or maintenance
work, it should be taken to an authorized Boston
Whaler® dealer.
To find a Boston Whaler® dealer in your area call:
1-800-942-5379 (Domestic/International).
In the unlikely event that a problem is not handled
to your satisfaction, discuss any warranty related
problems directly with the service manager of the
dealership or your sales person. Give the dealership
an opportunity to help the service department resolve
the matter for you.
Hull Identification Number
The “Hull Identification Number” is located on the
starboard side of the transom.
This is the most important identifying factor and
must be included in all correspondence related to
your vessel. Also of vital importance are the engine
serial numbers, part numbers, etc. when writing about
or ordering parts for your engine.
Manufacturer’s Certification
All boats must comply with federal regulations
regarding maximum capacities. The certification
plate (See figure 2.2.1) located on the control console
indicates the maximum weight, number of persons,
and horsepower your boat is rated to handle.
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!
DANGER
NEVER carry more weight or passengers than
indicated on the certification plate, regardless
of the weather or water conditions.
Certification Plates
Fig. 2.2.1
MAXIMUM CAPACITIES
8
1
The number of persons on board must be reduced if
you go out in poor weather and rough water.
PERSONS OR
1350 LBS.
2500 LBS. PERSONS, MOTOR, GEAR
115 H.P MOTOR
THIS BOAT COMPLIES WITH U.S. COAST GUARD SAFETY
STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF CERTIFICATION
MANUFACTURER:
BOSTON WHALER
MODEL: 190 Montauk
EDGEWATER, FL 32141
DESIGN COMPLIANCE WITH NMMA REQUIREMENTS BELOW IS
VERIFIED. MFGR. RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCTION CONTROL.
The information present on the certification plate
does not relieve the operator from responsibility. Use
common sense and sound judgement when placing
equipment and/or passengers in your boat.
LOAD AND H.P CAPACITY LEVEL FLOTATION
STEERING, FUEL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
NAVIGATION LIGHTS MANEUVERABILITY
NATIONAL MARINE MANUFACTURERS ASSN.
Replacement Part No. 1816364
• Do not load to capacity in poor weather or rough
water.
CANADIAN COMPLIANCE NOTICE
AVIS DE CONFORMITÉ CANADIEN
MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED SAFE LIMITS
LIMITES MAXIMALES DE SÉCURITÉ RECOMMANDÉES
8
• The number of seats does not indicate how many
people a boat can carry in poor weather and rough
water
2
+
+
112
150
kW
HP
600
1320
kg
918
2014
293
644
kg
lbs/lb
lbs/lb
kg
lbs/lb
THE RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM SAFE LIMITS MIGHT HAVE TO BE REDUCED IN ADVERSE
SEA AND WEATHER CONDITIONS.
• Above idle speed, all passengers must be
seated on the seats provided.
LES LIMITES MAXIMALES DE SÉCURITÉ RECOMMANDÉES PEUVENT DEVOIR ÊTRE
RÉDUITES DANS LES CONDITIONS DE MER ET DES CONDITIONS
MÉTÉRÉOLOGIQUES DIFFICILES.
DESIGN CATEGORY C
BOSTON WHALER (BWC)
EDGEWATER, FL USA
MODEL / MODÈLE: 190 MONTAUK
An NMMA Certification means that your Boston
Whaler® has been judged by the National Marine
manufacturers Association to be in compliance with
applicable federal regulations and American Boat
and Yacht Council standards.
THE MANUFACTURER DECLARES THAT THIS VESSEL COMPLIES WITH THE
CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SMALL VESSEL REGULATIONS AS
THEY READ ON THE DAY ON WHICH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE VESSEL WAS
STARTED OR ON THE DAY ON WHICH THE VESSEL WAS IMPORTED.
LE FABRICANT ATTESTE QUE CE PRODUIT EST CONFORME AUX EXIGENCES DE
CONSTRUCTION DU RÈGLEMENT SUR LES PETITS BÂTIMENTS EN VIGUEUR À LA
DATE DU DÉBUT DE SA CONSTRUCTION OU DE SON IMPORTATION.
Replacement Part No. 1971724
BOSTON WHALER, INC.
190 Montauk
A Canada Conformity Sticker means that your
Boston Whaler® has been certified to comply with
construction standards for small vessels by Transport
Canada.
3
C
8
1134 kg
101 kW
Replacement Part No. 1816365
®
A CE mark means that your Boston Whaler has
been certified with the applicable international
Organization for Standardization directives.
AUSTRALIAN BUILDERS PLATE
MANUFACTURER: BOSTON WHALER, INC. - USA
MODEL: 190 MONTAUK
INFORMATION DETERMINED: ISO STANDARDS
An Australian Builder’s plate means that your
Boston Whaler® has been certified to comply with
safety standards set by the National Marine Safety
Committee.
4
MAX OUTBOARD: 101 kw; 232 kg
MAX PERSONS: 8 = 600 kg
MAX LOAD: 1133 kg
BOUYANCY: LEVEL
! WARNING
ALTERATION OF THE BOAT’S HULL OR PERMANENT FITTINGS
MAY INVALIDATE THE PARTICULARS ON THIS PLATE
Replacement Part No. 1850572
1
2
3
4
NMMA CERTIFICATE
CANADA CONFORMITY STICKER
CE MARK (INT’L) BUILDER’S PLATE
AUSTRALIAN BUILDER’S PLATE
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Section 2 • General Information
Certification Design Category
A: A recreational craft given design category A
is considered to be designed for winds that may
exceed wind force 8 (Beaufort scale) and significant
wave heights of 4 meters and above but excluding
abnormal conditions, such as storm, violent storm,
hurricane, tornado and extreme sea conditions or
rogue waves.
B: A recreational craft given design category B
is considered to be designed for a wind force up to,
and including, 8 and significant wave heights up to,
and including 4 m.
C: A watercraft given design category C is
considered to be designed a wind force up to,
and including 6 and significant wave heights
up to, and including, 2 m.
D: A watercraft given design category D is
considered to be designed for a wind force up to, and
including 4 and significant wave heights up to, and
including, 0,3 m, with occasional waves of 0,5 m
maximum height.
The significant wave height is considered to be the
primary factor for determining design category. Other
parameters (e.g. meteorological) are descriptions of
when these wave heights may be expected to occur.
Refer to page 1-11 for weather information.
NOTICE
Your 190 Montauk is design category C
!
Power Capacity
The certification plate, as well as “Specifications
& Dimensions” on the following page has the
maximum rated power listed for your boat. DO
NOT EXCEED THIS RATING. The various
engine types offered today are more powerful and
require constant maintenance to stay at optimal
performance. It is required of the owner/operator
to read all information regarding safety features,
warning notices and maintenance schedules for
continued safe operation of the engine.
The engine on the 190 Montauk has been tested and
proven to be best suited for general use under normal
conditions and load.
If you are re-powering your Boston Whaler®, you
should pay particular attention to the maximum/
minimum horsepower and maximum safe engine
weight load your Boston Whaler® boat is rated for.
The 190 Montauk is designed for a maximum
outboard engine weight of 530 LBS (240 kg).
!
WARNING
•
DO NOT Exceed the maximum engine power
rating stated on the certification plate.
•
Use caution while accelerating. Make sure
passengers are safely seated in designated
areas of the boat and all gear is stowed
securely.
NOTICE
Always adjust the speed and direction of the
craft to the varying sea conditions.
WARNING
It is imperative that you follow the
recommendations listed on your capacity plate
regarding the maximum amount of weight the
boat can safely carry.
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Section 2 • General Information
Dimensions & Clearances
Fig. 2.4.1
Shown with Sun Top option
7’ 2”
(2.18 m)
5’ 0”
(1.52 m)
12” (.30 m)
19’ 0”
(5.79 m)
8’0”
(2.44 m)
Specifications & Dimensions
(Specified measurements are approximations and are subject to variance.)
Overall Length
19’0”
Bridge Clearance (no top) 5’0”
Bridge Clearance (Sun- Top) 7’ 2”
Boat on Trailer
8’ 0”
Beam
8’0”
Draft, (Hull only)1
12”
Weight (dry, no engine)
1900 lbs.
Swamped Capacity
4200 lbs
5.79
1.52
2.18
2.43
2.43
.30
862
1905
m
m
m
m
m
m
kg
kg
Maximum Engine Weight
530
MaximumWeight,
2500
(passengers, engine(s), gear2)
Persons
8
Maximum Horsepower
150
Minimum Horsepower
90
Fuel Capacity
60
lbs.
lbs
240 kg
1134 kg
HP
HP
Gal.
8
112 kw
67 kw
277 L
1
Optional equipment and loading of the boat will affect the draft measurements. Follow the recommendations listed
on your capacity plate regarding the maximum amount of weight your boat can safely carry.
2
Exceeding this weight will affect the boat’s performance. DO NOT Exceed the weights listed on the
capacity plate.
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Section 2 • General Information
Passenger Areas
Deck Occupancy
Fig. 2.5.1
Working deck
This area is intended for occupation
ONLY while mooring, anchoring,
loading/unloading or when the boat is at
rest. NEVER operate the engine while
loading or unloading swimmers/divers
from the swim platform/ladder.
Accomodation deck
This area of the boat is inside the cockpit
and includes helm seating. Movement
in this area should be done with extreme
caution while the boat is underway. A
sudden shift in boat direction can cause
a loss of balance and lead to injury or death.
!
DANGER
Be aware of your footing while the boat is
underway, slipping or falling could result
in serious injury or death, especially if the
boat is in motion or in rough seas. Keep the
accomodation deck clean, so if movement is
neccessary it will be free of obstruction.
!
WARNING
• Gelcoat surfaces are slippery when wet. Use
extreme caution when walking on wet
surfaces.
• Never occupy the working decks while the
boat is underway.
• Use care when waxing to ensure that
walkways are not made dangerously
slippery.
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Recommended Passenger Locations
Recommended Seating & On-Plane Locations
Fig. 2.6.1
!
WARNING
NEVER allow passengers to ride
in an area (i.e. bow, gunnels,
transom, etc.) that will pose
a hazard to themselves or the
boat.
RECOMMENDED SEATING
while moored, at idle or at speed under 5 mph
RECOMMENDED ON-PLANE
LOCATIONS
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Section 2 • General Information
Location of Thru-Hull Fittings
Through Hull Fittings
Fig. 2.7.1
190 Montauk
1
2
2
5
6
1
2
3
4
ANCHOR LOCKER DRAIN
COCKPIT DRAIN
LIVEWELL DRAIN (OPTION)
GARBOARD DRAIN
4
3
5 REVERSIBLE PILOT SEAT W/LIVEWELL
6
DRAIN (OPTION)
LIVEWELL SEACOCK
NOTICE
•
Depending on the type of boat you have, you may have underwater fittings. Any fitting that will be
underwater needs to be plugged or the seacock needs to be closed.
•
Through hull fittings and deck drain scupper flaps should be checked for proper seal annually.
When the boat is in the water the underwater fittings can be checked for dripping. It is recommended that
the underwater fittings be removed, cleaned and resealed every other year.
•
If the through hull fittings need to be replaced, it is recommended that an authorized Boston
Whaler ® dealer perform this type of repair. Through hull fittings that are improperly installed
can cause premature hull failure and may void the Boston Whaler® limited warranty.
NOTICE
A standard 1” “Snap-Tite” plug can be used to replace the drain plugs in your boat. It is recommended
that you carry spare plugs to be used in the event that the drain plugs issued with your boat become
lost or damaged.
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Section 2 • General Information
Features
Features
Fig. 2.8.1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
1
3
2
4
NAVIGATION LIGHT
BOW CLEAT
STAINLESS STEEL BOW & SIDE RAIL
BOW LOCKER
72QT (68 L) COOLER W/CUSHION & BACKREST (OPTION) *
CONSOLE MOUNTED ROD HOLDERS (OPTION)*
5
CONSOLE
REVERSIBLE PILOT SEAT WITH LOCKING BACKREST
AND STORAGE UNDERNEATH
6
DECK ACCESS TO FUEL TANK
STORAGE/LIVEWELL (OPTION)
STERN CLEAT (P&S)
7
AFT ROD HOLDERS (P&S)
FUEL FILL DECK PLATE
SWIM PLATFORM WITH HANDRAIL
8
AND TELESCOPING LADDER (OPTION)
3
MOTORWELL DRAINS (P&S)
115 EXLPT EFI 4-STROKE MERCURY ENGINE**
MOTORWELL HATCH
52 INCH (1.3 M) ANCHOR LIGHT (STOWED)
9
MP3 PLAYER RECEPTACLE (OPTION)
SIRIUS®SATELLITE RADIO ANTENNA (OPTION)
10
GPS ANTENNA (OPTION)
11
PEDESTAL FISHING SEAT BRACKET (OPTION)
22
21
20
19
3
18
11
12
* Fishing package (Option)
** Optional engine availability:
150 XL DTS verado 4-stroke w/hydraulic steering
12
13
NOTE: Boat shown with various options.
17 15
14 15
16
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Control Station Features
Control Station
Fig. 2.9.1
17
19
18
16
20
2
1
15
3
14
13
4
21
12
5
22
6
G
M- NICS
CTRO
ELE
12
7
24
11
8
23
MS
-RA
20
0
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
10
MAGNETIC COMPASS
INSTRUMENT PANEL
TELEFLEX STEERING
IGNITION
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN SWITCH
STEREO SPEAKERS (2) (OPTION)
THROTTLE/GEARSHIFT CONTROL
FUSION® AM/FM DIGITAL STEREO
W/ 2-WATERPROOF SPEAKERS, AND
MP3/USB INPUT
CUPHOLDERS (2)
FIRE EXTINGUISHER POCKET
STORAGE (TACKLE BOXES OPTIONAL*)
72QT (68 L) COOLER W/CUSHION &
BACKREST (OPTION)*
MP3 PLAYER RECEPTACLE (OPTION)
USB INPUT
15 VHF RADIO ANTENNA (OPTION)
16 RAYMARINE RAY49 VHF RADIO (OPTION)
17 RAYMARINE A67 5.7” SCREEN (GPS,
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
CHARTPLOTTER, FISHFINDER) (OPTION)**
ANCHOR LIGHT
PORT ACCESS DOOR
STORAGE BIN
CONSOLE ROD HOLDERS (4) (OPTION)*
TROLLING MOTOR RECEPTACLE (OPTION)
COOLER SEAT CUPHOLDER (2) (P&S) (OPTION)*
ELECTRIC HORN
* Fishing package (Option)
** E7D 6.4” screen available
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Section 2 • General Information
Control Station Switch Panel
Switch Panel
Fig. 2.10.1
2
1
3
4
HOR
N
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
TACHOMETER
WATER PRESSURE GAUGE
VOLTMETER
FUEL GAUGE
12 VOLT RECEPTACLE
ACCESSORY SWITCH
12 VOLT RECEPTACLE BREAKER.... 10 AMPS
ACCESSORY BREAKER .................... 3 AMPS
STEREO SWITCH
STEREO BREAKER............................ 15 AMPS
BILGE PUMP SWITCH
Seating & Storage
Seating and Storage
Fig. 2.10.2
3
NAV
/AN
C
BILG
E PU
MP
STE
REO
ACC
15
14
13
12
13
14
15
AUT
O/O
5
12V
N
12
11 10
9
7 6
8
NAV/ANC SWITCH
NAV/ANC BREAKER........................... 3 AMPS
HORN BREAKER ................................ 10 AMPS
HORN SWITCH
4
6
2
1
5
7
12
11
13
12
8
M-G NICS
TRO
ELEC
10
11
12
14
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
STERN SEAT W/BACKREST (OPTION)
REVERSIBLE PILOT SEAT W/ LOCKING BACKREST
SUN LOUNGE (OPTION)
BOW CUSHION (OPTION)
CUPHOLDERS (2)
PEDESTAL FISH SEAT (OPTION)
BOW/ANCHOR LOCKER
72QT (68 L) COOLER W/CUSHION
& BACKREST (OPTION)
9
9 COOLER SEAT CUPHOLDERS (2)
10
11
12
13
14
(P&S) (OPTION)
FIRE EXTINGUISHER POCKET
TACKLE DRAWERS (OPTION)
AFT SEAT CUSHIONS
W/BACKREST (OPTION)
AFT STORAGE (P&S)
STORAGE /LIVEWELL (OPTION)
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Section 2 • General Information
Gear Shift & Throttle Control
!
CAUTION
Shift controls into NEUTRAL before starting
engine. Shift only when engine is at idle.
Reversing at high speeds can cause flooding/
swamping due to water being pushed over the
transom.
NOTICE
Wind and sea currents can change how your
boat responds while in motion. Understanding
your boat and its reactions at speed will make
your boating safer and more enjoyable.
Your boat is equipped with a state of the art “driveby-wire” gear shift and throttle control system. The
Digital Throttle/Shift (DTS®) is the latest technology
in recreational boating. Located on the console,
starboard of the helm. The gear shift/throttle control
unit controls both the shifting mechanism and
throttle.
The throttle control regulates the RPM of the engine.
Regulating the RPM of the engine will control the
speed of the boat. Moving the lever forward engages
the forward gear. Continuing to move the lever
forward will increase the forward speed of the boat.
Throttle/Shift Control
Fig. 2.11.1
Likewise, to reverse power, bring the control lever
back to engage the reverse gear and increase the
reverse thrust by continuing to pull back on the
throttle control..
The control must be in the “NEUTRAL” position to
start your engine. Neutral is the most central position
of the control unit and acts as an idle (you will hear
and feel a click when neutral is engaged). While in
this position, the propeller is not rotating.
There is a “THROTTLE
ONLY” button on the throttle
control that when depressed
will disengage the shifting
mechanism and will allow
you to operate the throttle
without engaging the propeller.
The button will automatically
engage the shifting mechanism once the throttle
control has been moved back to its center position.
FER
DOCK
TRANS
ONLY
TTLE
THRO
Power Trim Operation
The power trim & tilt
system located on the
shift control lever allows
you to raise and lower
the engine for optimum
performance in the water
and for trailering, launching and beaching. The
switch is a momentary switch; which means that
constant pressure must be applied to the switch
during the raising and lowering cycle.
1
2
3
START P
STO
N
R
DOCK
TRANSFE
Y
LE ONL
THROTT
Use the trim switch to obtain an ideal boat angle
(in relation to the water surface) for a given load
and water condition. In most cases, best all around
performance is obtained with the engine adjusted so
that the boat will run at a 3° to 5° angle to the water.
NOTICE
1 THROTTLE /SHIFT CONTROL LEVER
2 POWER TRIM SWITCH
3 CONTROL FUNCTION PAD
Boats can be operated in a manner and speed
resulting in trim angles that cause visibility to
be obscurred. Motor trim, hull trim plane and
speed are factors that affect a boat’s trim angle.
REFER TO THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER’S MANUAL
IN YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR COMPLETE
INSTRUCTIONS, INFORMATION AND WARRANTY.
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Section 2 • General Information
Navigation Lighting
Your boat comes equipped with navigation lighting
for your safety. Regulations state that all boats, no
matter the size, must display navigation lights. The
lights must be displayed underway at night (sunset
to sunrise) or in low visibility conditions. The term
“underway” means not at anchor or docked. It is
the responsibility of the operator to ensure that the
navigation lights are in good working order and that
the proper lighting is shown.
When operating in reduced visibility or at night it
is only prudent to slow the boats speed and keep a
“proper lookout”. It is important that you understand
navigation lights and their usage for your safety and
the safety of others.
When using the canvas sun-top with the console
mounted anchor light be sure to slide the light through
the opening in the top of the sun-top. Be sure to
remove the light pole from the base before stowing
the canvas Sun-top.
NOTICE
The improper sequence of navigation lighting
may be as dangerous as no lighting at all.
Operating the Navigation Lighting
A three-position switch, located on the console switch
panel marked “NAV/ANC” (See below) controls the
navigation and anchor lighting. In the “Navigation
Lights” position the port (red), starboard (green) and
360o all around lights will illuminate. These lights
let other vessels know the approximate size and
direction of travel of your boat, depending on which
lights they can see. In the “Anchor Lights” position,
the white, 360o light will illuminate, showing other
boaters your location while at anchor.
NAV/ANC Switch
Fig. 2.12.2
When not being used, the console mounted anchor
light can be stowed in clips located on the starboard
aft cockpit area (See figure 2.7.1).
1
NOTICE
When using the optional SUN-TOP, make certain
that all securing straps are taut. Damage to the
navigation light can happen if the canvas frame
straps are loose or not secured properly.
3
2
1 “OFF”
2 NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS “ON”
3 ANCHOR LIGHT “ON”
Navigation/Anchor Lighting
Fig. 2.12.1
1
2
1 PORT NAVIGATION LIGHT (RED)
2
3
3
VISIBLE 1 NAUTICAL MILES
STARBOARD NAVIGATION LIGHT (GREEN)
VISIBLE 1 NAUTICAL MILES
3600 ALL ROUND LIGHT (WHITE)
VISIBLE 2 NAUTICAL MILES
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Section 2 • General Information
Steering
!
CAUTION
Do not cover cracks in the steering cable or
fittings with tape or other sealants. This will
create a hazard in which the cable can fail
without warning.
Your 190 Montauk is equipped with a teleflex
no-feedback steering system. The Teleflex nofeedback steering system has a clutch mechanism
which prevents the engine torque from being felt at
the steering wheel. This reduces driver fatigue by
eliminating the constant need to fight the wheel.
Maintenance:
The mechanical steering system should be checked
periodically by your Boston Whaler® dealer for
proper lubrication, alignment and to make sure
there is no looseness or binding of the cable. Proper
maintenance of this system will ensure worry-free
usage for the life of your boat.
Steering system maintenance should include the
following:
• After the first few hours of operation and at
regular intervals, check all fasteners and the
complete steering system for security and
integrity.
fluid through hoses to and from the engine cylinder
which is connected to the tiller arm.The engine
cylinder moves the tiller arm to port and starboard,
depending upon the direction the steering wheel is
turned.
REFER TO MANUFACTURER’S MANUAL IN YOUR
OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR COMPLETE
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY.
Steering Pull
Propeller steering torque will cause your boat
to pull in one direction. This steering torque is a
normal result of your outboard not trimmed with
the propeller shaft parallel to the water surface. The
trim tab can to compensate for this steering torque
in many cases and can be adjusted within limits to
reduce any unequal steering effort.
Trim Tab Adjustment
Operate your boat at normal cruising speed, trimmed
to desired position. Turn your boat left and right and
note the direction the boat turns more easily.
If adjustment is necessary,
• Loosen the bolt on the underside center of
the tab.
NOTE: Make smalll adjustments at a time.
• If boat turns more easily to the right, move
the trailing edge of the trim tab to the right.
• Check all moving parts to be sure they are free
of salt build-up and other foreign material. Such
build-up will affect operation.
• If boat turns more easily to the left, move
the trailing edge of the trim tab to the left.
REFER TO THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER’S MANUAL
IN YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR COMPLETE
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY.
BaystarTM Hydraulic Steering (Option)
If your boat is equipped with a hydraulic steering
system. The steering consists of:
• Retighten bolt and retest.
Steering Trim
Fig. 2.13.1
• Steering wheel and helm pump unit
• Engine hydraulic cylinder
STEERING
TRIM TAB
• Hydraulic hoses and fittings
Operation
When turning the steering wheel either clockwise or
counterclockwise, the helm pump forces hydraulic
REFER TO THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER’S MANUAL
IN YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR COMPLETE
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY.
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Trolling Motor Panel (Option)
If equipped, the trolling motor receptacle is located
at the bow of the boat. The panel is wired for 12V &
Trolling motor (Option)
Fig. 2.14.2
Trolling Motor Panel (Option)
Fig. 2.14.1
4
1
3‘
3
2
5
1
2
3
4
5
REINFORCED BOW
REMOVABLE BOW LIGHT
TROLLING MOTOR PLUG
TROLLING MOTOR RECEPTACLE
12 VOLT ACCESSORY RECEPTACLE
24V and includes a 12V accessory receptacle. Your
boat has reinforced areas of the bow that will make
If equipped, the trolling motor receptacle is located
at the bow of the boat. The panel is wired for 12V &
24V and includes a 12V accessory receptacle. Your
boat has reinforced areas of the bow that will make
it easier to mount a trolling motor. The reinforced
sections are located on either side of the bow
navigation light and extend back along the gunwale.
The phenolic material can be drilled and tapped to
hold machine screws.
There are a variety of trolling motors and mounts
that can be fitted to your boat. See your Boston
Whaler®dealer or talk to a reputable trolling motor
dealer for the right type and size of trolling motor
and battery that will work best with your boat.
When looking for a trolling motor you will need to
know the distance from the top of the deck to the
waterline.
In addition to the trolling motor receptacle panel,
your boat will have a removable bow light (See fig.
2.13.2) which replaces the standard bow light, an
additional battery box located in the console interior,
plus a 40 amp breaker located on the component
board in the center console which can be accessed
through the door on the port side.
NOTICE
Refer to the Trolling Motor Owner’s Manual for
the correct size and type of battery.
Refer to Section 4 • Electrical System, page 4-3 for
additional information regarding the trolling motor
electrical hookup.
!
WARNING
There is a risk of electrical shock. Always
have a qualified marine electrician install
any system upgrades that are not already
installed on your boat. There are a variety of
wiring configurations up to 36Volts. Incorrect
wiring will adversly affect your trolling motors
performance. Always use the correct circuit
protection and wire gauge when installing an
upgraded trolling motor wiring system.
REFER TO THE TROLLING MOTOR MANUFACTURER’S
MANUAL IN YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR
COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY.
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Bow Tow Eye (Option)
!
Towing a disabled boat:
WARNING
PERSONAL INJURY HAZARD
Towing or being towed stresses the boat(s).
hardware and lines. Failure of any part can
seriously injure people or damage the boat(s).
DO NOT stand directly in line with the tow line.
If it were to break, it would “snap Back” causing
injury or damage to everything in its path.
The optional bow tow eye which is located on the
hull, extreme front of the boat, is reinforced with a
stainless steel backing plate located in the anchor
locker.
In the event that it becomes necessary for you to
have your boat towed, the U.S. Coast Guard or a
private salvage company experienced in this type
of operation are better equipped to perform the
service.
If possible, create a bridle with a line around the
hull or superstructure or use spring lines to secure
the towed vessel to the towing vessel (See below).
Either of these methods will distribute the load over
a wide area. Be sure to use fenders or other chafe
protection at the pressure points.
Methods of Towing
Fig. 2.15.2
BRIDLE
SPRINGS
Use another recreational boat only as a last resort.
Doing so may cause damage to one or both boats due
to operator inexperience or other conditions such as
weather and/or current.
In addition, the pitch of most propellers on average
recreational vessels is geared toward maximizing the
speed of the vessel, not torque, thus making towing
inefficient and stressful on the engine
!
CAUTION
NEVER use the tow eye to remove your boat or
another vessel which has run aground or for any
other usage that would apply similar extreme
forces to your boat.
If using the bow eye to tow is the only option:
• Use double-braided or braid-on-braid
line. NEVER use three-stranded twisted
nylon; it has too much elasticity, can
break and “snap back” causing severe injury
or damage.
• Attach the tow line to the bow tow eye only.
DO NOT attach the tow line to a cleat or
deck rail.
• Have towing vessel move slowly to prevent
strain on a slack line.
Bow Tow Eye (Option)
Fig. 2.15.1
• Keep someone at the helm of the towed
vessel to steer.
• Keep lines clear of propellers on both
boats.
• Keep hands and feet clear of the other boat.
BOW TOW EYE
• NEVER hold a towline after it is pulled taut.
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Canvas (Option)
NOTICE
The sun-top canvas must be secured in
the canvas boot before trailering. NEVER
TRAILER THE CANVAS SUN-TOP IN THE OPEN
POSITION.
Consult your Boston Whaler® dealer or check with
your owner’s manual before using any chemical
treatments on your canvas. To keep the canvas and
metal parts in good working condition and keep a
good appearance, you will need to keep them clean.
See page 5-5 of this manual for care and maintenance
instructions. Do not use bleach or solvents to clean
the canvas material.
REFER TO THE MANUFACTURER’S MANUAL IN
YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR COMPLETE
INSTRUCTIONS, INFORMATION AND WARRANTY.
Tow Arch (Option)
If equipped, the tow arch provides for recreational
skiing and wakeboarding.
Be sure to read and understand the safety rules for
recreational activities presented in Section 1, pages
1-13 thru 1-15 of this manual.
Canvas (Option)
Fig. 2.16.1
1
2
CAUTION
!
DO NOT USE THE SKI PYLON WITH ANY EQUIPMENT
WHICH IS TIED TO THE TOW ROPE!
The ski pylon is for skiing and/or wakeboarding ONLY.
If engaged in tubing or such other recreational towing, it
is recommended that you attach the tow rope to the stern
eyes at the transom of your boat.
Tow Arch (Option)
Fig. 2.16.2
3
2
1
5*
5
! WARNING
1
2
3
4
5
SUN TOP (BLACK OR BLUE)
FORWARD SUPPORT STRAPS DETAIL
SUN TOP PROPERLY STOWED IN BOOT
PEDESTAL SEAT COVER (BLACK OR BLUE)
CONSOLE COVER W/COOLER (OPTION)
(BLACK OR BLUE)*
SKI PYLON MUST BE SECURED WHEN IN USE
TOW ROPE MAY BACKLASH INTO COCKPIT
DO NOT USE TO TOW ITEMS THAT ARE ATTACHED
TO TOW ROPE SUCH AS TUBES OR OTHER TOWABLES
DO NOT USE SWIM PLATFORM WHEN ENGINE IS
RUNNING
1 TOW ARCH
2 SKI PYLON
#1590140
146029
* AVAILABLE WITHOUT COOLER COVER
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Propeller
Pitch is that distance in inches that a propeller
will travel if rotated one revolution without any
slippage.
NOTICE
• It is advised that you always carry a spare
propeller, propeller hardware and propeller
wrench on board. Should your propeller
become damaged it can then be easily
replaced.
• Under no circumstance should you use a
propeller which allows the engine to operate
at a higher than recommended RPM.
• changes to the boat, such as the addition of
bottom paint, additional equipment, etc. will
affect performance.
The engine on your 190 Montauk has been equipped
with a propeller which our tests have shown to be
best suited for general use under normal conditions
and load. In some situations you may wish to change
the propeller to give your boat slightly different
performance characteristics.
Propeller Pitch & Diameter
Fig. 2.17.2
1
2
1 PITCH
2 DIAMETER
In general, changing to a lower pitch propeller will
increase acceleration and load pulling capability,
with a slight decrease in top end speed. If you choose
to change propellers, the type should be discussed
with your Boston Whaler® dealer. All propellers
are designed to provide maximum forward thrust,
consequently, the reverse thrust of the propeller will
not be as efficient.
Propellers have two basic characteristics, diameter
and pitch.
Diameter is that distance measured across the
propeller hub from the outer edge of the 360o that
is made by the propeller’s blade during a single
rotation.
!
DANGER
Disconnect power by moving the battery switch
to the “OFF” position prior to removing the
propeller.
Propeller Assembly
Fig. 2.17.1
1
15
14
13
2
3
4
12
11
10
5
8 7
9
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ENGINE SHAFT
FORWARD THRUST WASHER
DRIVE SLEEVE
INNER HUB
BLADE BACK
OUTER HUB
EXHAUST PASSAGE
DIFFUSER RING
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10
11
12
13
14
15
PROP NUT
LOCK RING
DRIVE SLEEVE ADAPTER
BLADE TIP
LEADING EDGE
TRAILING EDGE
BLADE FACE
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Docking, lifting and trailering
Lifting
!
Cleat Locations
Fig. 2.18.1
DANGER
Use only the lifting points specified. Using the
cleats for lifting is dangerous and could cause
serious injury or death.
The bow eye is used to haul out and hold your boat
onto a trailer. The stern eyes are used as tie down
points while trailering the boat. The bow and stern
eyes may be used only for short term lifting of the
boat. Long term lifting with bow and stern eyes
can cause stress on the fiberglass and gel coat.
!
Docking
Your 190 Montauk has (3) 8 inch cleats, One at the
bow and two located at the stern, one port and one
starboard. The cleats are used to secure the boat to
the dock while loading/unloading or mooring. Please
learn the proper way to secure the boat and how best
to use the mooring points of your boat.
CAUTION
Long term lifting with the bow and stern eyes
or lifting with the bow locker eyelet can cause
stress on the fiberglass and gel coat and is not
recommended.
Proper Short Duration lifting
Fig. 2.18.3
1
2
Figure 2.18.2 shows the correct method for tying a
belaying knot, commonly used to secure a boat to a
dock. This knot will hold fast and is simple to release
when needed.
Belaying Knot
Fig. 2.18.2 (make loop and
rotate before pulling
over the horn)
1
3
From
Boat
2
4
From
Boat
5
From
Boat
(3)
(A)
(2)
(1)
(pull tight to complete
the belaying knot)
1
2
3
4
5
LIFT CABLE
CHAFING PROTECTION
BOW EYE
STERN EYE (P&S)
BOW LOCKER/ANCHOR EYE
(DO NOT LIFT BOAT FROM THIS POINT)
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For long term lifting or storage, use flat, wide
belt-type slings and spreaders long enough to keep
pressure from gunwales. DO NOT place slings where
they may lift on underwater fittings.
Whether you are lifting your boat out of the water for
routine maintenance or long term storage, consider
the following:
• If you are using a professional lifting
service, it is prudent to check all credentials
and ask for proof of insurance to protect
your investment.
• Use a wide, flat, belting sling for lifting ,to
minimize stress on the gunwales. Careful
location of the sling is required. DO NOT
PLACE SLINGS WHERE UNDER
WATER FITTINGS WILL BE IN
CONTACT.
• If using a lifting hook, attach to bow eye and
the stern lifting eyes mounted on the transom.
Always use a spreader bar on the stern eyes
and use chafing protection on the top of the
transom.
• All drain plugs (i.e. transom, fishwell, deck,
etc.) should be pulled out and the boat
positioned with the bow slightly higher than
the stern so that any water which is allowed
to accumulate in the cockpit and/or bilge can
easily drain from the boat.
Trailering
The 190 Montauk has a trailer which is best suited
for length and width of the boat. If you have a trailer
or plan on purchasing a trailer separately, there are
some points you need to consider, such as:
• Having a center roller and keel guards will help
provide good support for the keel, also provide
good fore and aft support.
NOTICE
Your warranty may be void if you use a trailer
with rollers. Use a trailer with bunks ONLY
• Trailers equipped with rollers instead of bunks
can damage the foam sandwich hull of your
boat and should never be used.
• Bunks provide a more even weight
distribution.
Trailer Safety
Securing the Boat to the Trailer
Safety Chain/Cable - There is a safety chain/cable
that attaches to the bow eye and will keep the boat
from sliding off the trailer in the event that the winch
strap or cable breaks. Hook this up first.
Tie-Down Straps - Can be used to secure the boat
from the stern. The tie-down straps hook into the tiedown loops on the trailer frame and to the stern eyes
on the transom. Padding (or similar) chafe protection
should be used wherever the tie-down straps come
in contact with the hull.
Securing the Trailer to the Tow Vehicle
Safety Chains/Cables - Safety chains/cables are also
important; the chains are connected to the trailer and
should be of sufficient length to reach the frame of the
tow vehicle and should be long enough to allow the
tow vehicle to turn without binding or tensioning .
Attach the chains/cables by crisscrossing them under
the tongue of the trailer and then attaching them to
the tow vehicle.
Trailer Hitch - A properly matched trailer hitch
ball and coupler is important. Make certain that the
coupler and the hitch ball are properly seated and
locked.
The trailer features a unique “swing tongue” (See
figure 2.21.1). Be sure that the pin is in place and
the hairpin cotter is inserted to prevent the pin from
backing out while pulling the trailer.
!
DANGER
Tie-down straps should never be used by
themselves, they are only used to help in
keeping the boat secured to the trailer. Make
certain that the safety chain is properly secured
to the bow eye.
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Trailering With Disc Brakes
The brakes on your trailer are designed to energize
automatically when the tow vehicle’s brakes are
applied. As the tow vehicle slows or stops, the
forward momentum of the trailer against the hitch
ball creates hydraulic pressure inside the brake
actuator. The hydraulic pressure presses the brake
calipers against the rotors, effectively slowing and
ultimately stopping the rotation of the wheels.
However, if the trailer has been idle for an extended
period of time or has been frequently submerged in
saltwater without being flushed out, severe corrosion
can occur. A heavy coating of rust must be cleaned
or the components replaced before towing to ensure
safe braking.
Check for rust damage annually. More frequently if
used in very humid environmens, or in saltwater.
NOTICE
The advantages offered by disc brakes over drum
style brakes include:
• Improved resistance to fade on downhill
grades.
• Self adjusting.
• Maintain braking efficiency throughout wear.
• Recover quickly after being submerged.
If you have been in saltwater, the single most
important maintenance step for disc (or drum)
brakes is to flush them thoroughly with fresh
water.
REFER TO THE MANUFACTURER’S MANUAL IN
YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR COMPLETE
INSTRUCTIONS, INFORMATION AND WARRANTY.
• Less susceptible to corrosion.
• Require less maintenance.
Trailering the Engine
Operation, Care and Maintenance
NOTICE
Check your brake system before each trip.
Read and understand the instructions in your trailer
owner’s manual regarding towing capability, hitch
requirements, and other towing considerations.
A light surface rust on the rotors is normal if the
trailer has not been used in a week or so. The brake
pads will wipe the rotors clean in the first few miles
of travel.
It is best to trailer your boat with the outboard tilted
down in a vertical operating position.
However, if additional road clearance is required
due to railroad crossings, driveway clearance, trailer
bounce, etc., the outboard should be tilted up and
supported using an accessory outboard support
device.
Yo u r B o s t o n W h a l e r ® d e a l e r w i l l h a v e
recommendations regarding the support of your
engine.
!
CAUTION
DO NOT rely on the power trim/tilt system or
tilt support lever on your outboard to maintain
proper ground clearance for trailering. THE
OUTBOARD TILT SUPPORT LEVER IS NOT
INTENDED TO SUPPORT THE OUTBOARD FOR
TRAILERING
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Trailer description
Single Axle Bunk Trailer (Typical)
Fig. 2.21.1
11
12
10
1 TONGUE/BALL HITCH RECIEVER
2 SWING TONGUE
3 TONGUE HINGE PIN
4 WINCH STAND/ASSEMBLY
5 CABLE ROLLER
6 WINCH SAFETY CHAIN
7 TRAILER FRAME
6
8 SIDE LIGHT
5
9 FENDER W/ STEPS
4
10 TAILLIGHT (HIDDEN)
3
11 TIE-DOWN EYE
2
12 BUNK ASSEMBLY
13 RADIAL TIRES (OPTION)
14 SPARE TIRE (OPTION)
15
15 SAFETY CHAINS/CABLES
16 KEEL GUIDE ROLLER
1
17 AXLE
18 SWING TONGUE
19 SAFETY PIN
20 COTTER PIN
19
18
20
9
8
11
17
10
7
16
9
8
13
14
8
!
CAUTION
NEVER use a hitchball and coupler that are not
matched.
!
CAUTION
DO NOT secure the safety chains to the bumper
of the tow vehicle.
NOTICE
Refer to the engine manual in your owner’s
manual packet for proper engine support while
trailering.
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Bilge Pump
The bilge pump located under the motorwell hatch
in the aft bilge is rated at 1100 GPH (4164 LPH).
The pump is activated automatically by a mercuryfree float switch when the water in the bilge reachs
a predetermined level.
Bilge Pump Maintenance
Fig. 3.1.3
1
2
4
3
A switch on the console switch panel labeled BILGE
PUMP (See figure 2.9.1) controls the operation of
the pump. The switch should remain in the AUTO
position while in use, unless the operator wishes to
manually operate the pump by depressing the switch
to the ON position.
Bilge Pump Switch
Fig. 3.1.1
BILGE PUMP (1100 GPH/4164 LPH)
OUTLET
WATER INTAKE
LOCKING TAB (ON EACH SIDE)
1
2
3
4
Maintenance
Frequently inspect the area under the float switch
to ensure it is free from debris and gummy bilge
oil. To clean, soak in heavy duty bilge cleaner
for 10 minutes, agitating several times. Check
for unrestricted operation of the float. Repeat the
cleaning procedure if necessary.
1
2
Inspect the bilge pump intakes and keep them free
of dirt or material which may impede the flow of
water through the pump.
1 BILGE PUMP “AUTO”
2 BILGE PUMP “ON”
To clean the pump strainer, depress the lock tabs on
both sides of the pump and lift the pump motor.
NOTICE
The bilge pump is wired directly to the battery.
Therefore it is imperative that the float switch
remain clear of debris to prevent continuous
operation and subsequentdischarge of the
battery.
If water does not come out of discharge hose:
1. Remove the motor module to see if the
impeller rotates with the power on.
2. Remove any debris that may have
accumulated in the nozzle section or strainer
base.
Bilge Pump
Fig. 3.1.2
FWD
1
2
3. Check hose and connection on hull side for
debris and proper connections.
Fuel & Oil Spillage
1 BILGE PUMP (1100 GPH/4164 LPH)
2 DISCHARGE HOSE TO THRU HULL DRAIN
Regulations prohibit discharging fuel or oily waste in
navigable waters. Discharge is defined as any action
which causes a film, sheen or discoloration on the
water surface, or causes a sludge or emulsion beneath
the water surface. A common violation is bilge
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discharge. Violators are subject to severe penalties
and may also be responsible for the cost of clean up,
which can be substantial.
!
CAUTION
Use of improper fuel can seriously damage your
engine. Engine damage resulting from use of
improper fuel is considered misuse of engine
and will void the warranty. Follow engine
manufacturer’s recommendations regarding
the types of fuel and oil to use.
Use rags or sponges to soak up fuel or oily waste,
then dispose of them properly ashore. If there is a
large quantity of fuel or oil in the bilge, contact a
knowledgeable marine service to remove it. Never
pump contaminated bilge discharge overboard.
NOTICE
Fuel System
!
CAUTION
it is your responsibility to read and understand
the engine manufacturer’s manual in your
owner’s manual packet for complete fuel and
fueling information and warnings.
• Oil and fuel spills can be dangerous and can
subject offenders to severe penalties
• Leaking fuel is a fire and explosion hazard,
inspect the system regularly. Examine fuel
tanks and exposed lines for leaks and
corrosion.
before there is any spit-back or well-back
through the fill opening.
• Overfill protection is included with each
system, reducing the possibility of accidental
fuel spills.
This system has been designed to meet the EPA
regulations using certified components to limit the
fuel vapor emissions.
Your fuel system provides the following benefits:
• Reduce hydrocarbon emissions through the
use of a specially designed fuel fill. This
fuel fill has a permanently attached cap with
a positive closure mechanism with an audible
click, to let you know when it is sealed.
• Automotive style refueling, automatic nozzle
shut-off, fuel nozzle retention. This system
sends a signal to the pump nozzle to shut off
7
Fuel Tank
Fig. 3.2.1
5
6
4
8
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
60 GAL (227 L) FUEL TANK
GRADE VALVE
1
FILL LIMIT VENT VALVE (FLVV)
FUEL SENSOR
FUEL DEMAND VALVE (FDV)
INTEGRATED CHECK VALVE (ICV)
FUEL FILL DECK FITTING W/INTEGRATED VENT
FUEL FILL HOSE
FUEL VENT HOSE
9
2
2
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Fuel tank
Your boat is equipped with a low permeation
crosslink Polyethylene fuel tank with a useable fuel
capacity of 60 gallon (227 L). The useable capacity
of the fuel tank is different from the tank capacity
marked on the tank from the manufacturer. The
difference is the non-useable portion of the tank
which results from the fuel in the tank that is below
the pickup tube and the ullage area that has been
incorporated into your tank. It is recommended that
you follow all instructions regarding the filling of
fuel tanks. Please take time to read and understand
all the fuel related information and warnings
regarding gasoline and your boat, in the engine
owner’s packet.
Fuel tanks with levels less than 1/4 full can cause
engine stalling problems due to fuel starvation or by
allowing sediment and dirt to enter the fuel supply
lines. Keep the tank full and monitor the fuel level
often to prevent this from happening.
siphoning out of the tank if the fuel line were to be
cut or broken below the level of the fuel in the tank.
In this case, some fuel would leak from the line, but
would not allow the entire contents of the tank to
siphon into the boat.
Filling The Tank
This fuel system is designed to automatically shut
off the fuel nozzle when the tank is full, similar to
an automotive fuel system. The tank is filled when
the fuel fill nozzle has shut itself off the second time.
Attempting to fill the tank past this point may cause
some of the components to not function properly,
or malfunction.
!
The use of a portable fuel tank to fill your boat’s
tank can result in overfilling and circumvent the
safety features designed into your tank.
Fuel Vent
The fuel tank vent is integrated into the fuel fill deck
fitting (See fig. 3.2.1). The vent serves as an over
pressure/vacuum release with anti-surge and flame/
spark arresting protection. The fuel vent system also
plays an important role in controlling the “FULL”
level of fuel with the use of the FLVV (Fill Limit
Vent Valve). Grade Valves have been added to the
tank which allows proper ventilation of the tank when
the boat is stored, or trailered, on a moderate incline,
without fuel seepage.
Fuel Distribution System
The fuel is delivered from the tank to the engine
through the Fuel Demand Valve (FDV), anti-siphon
valve, and the fuel line. The FDV prevents the built
up pressure inside the tank from being transferred
to the engine while still allowing fuel to flow as the
engine requires it for operation. The anti-siphon valve
is a safety feature designed to prevent the fuel from
NOTICE
FUEL GAUGE only reads accurately when boat
is level (not underway).
WARNING
!
WARNING
The modification of any of the fuel system
components or the replacement of these components with unathorized parts may result
in over-pressurization of the fuel system and
circumvent the safety features designed into
your tank.
NOTICE
Keep records of the fuel capacity and consumption
of your boat. Drastic changes in consumption and
mileage may indicate a problem.
Static Electricity and the Fuel System
There is a danger that static electricity can ignite
gasoline vapors that have not been ventilated outside
an enclosed area. Use extreme caution when fueling
your boat from a source outside the regular venues,
(e.g. marinas, fuel service stations).
Your boats bonding system protects it from creating
and discharging static electricity. Your boat must be
in contact with the water or a land based grounding
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!
DANGER
• Static electricity can ignite gasoline vapors
causing serious injury or death and/or
destruction of property.
• Check for leaks in tubing, connections and
hoses. Avoid all forms of ignition when the
odor of fuel is noticed. Correct the cause
of the leaks and ventilate the area to insure
that no fumes remain prior to energizing any
electrical equipment, smoking and/or starting
the engines.
system. The following suggestions will help keep
you safe from static electricity while refueling your
boat.
Your boat has safety features that can be circumvented
by not adhering to standard fueling practices.
• NEVER fuel your boat in unsafe conditions such
as suspended on a sling or in a situation that
increases the liklihood of static discharge.
• NEVER use homemade containers to fill your
fuel tanks.
• Fuel carried on-board outside of a
fixed fuel system should be stored in an
approved container or in a portable tank such
as provided for outboard engines and be
stowed safely outside of the engine or living
compartment(s).
• Shut down the engine, motors and fans prior
to taking on fuel. Any ignition sources should
be extinguished before filling the fuel tank.
• Close all ports, windows, doors and hatches.
• Fueling should never be done at night except
in well-lighted areas.
• Always keep the fuel nozzle in contact with
the fuel fill plate or the edge of the fuel tank
opening throughout the filling process.
• Allow areas where gasoline vapors could
collect to be ventilated before starting the
engine.
• Wipe any spillage completely and dispose of
rags or waste on shore.
• Secure the fill cap tightly.
• Portable tanks should only be filled while on
shore, never on board the boat.
REFER TO THE “DO’S AND DON’TS AT THE GAS
PUMP” DVD IN YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET
FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Ethanol-Blended Fuels
Ethanol is an oxygenated hydrocarbon compound
that has a high octane rating and therefore is useful
in increasing the octane level of unleaded gasoline.
The fuel-system components of your Mercury
engine(s) have been tested to perform with the
maximum level of ethanol-blended gasoline (10%
ethanol) currently allowed by the EPA in the United
States.
NOTICE
The use of improper gasoline or additives can
damage your fuel system and is considered
misuse of the system. Damaged caused by
improper gasoline or additives WILL NOT be
covered under warranty.
Special precautions should be considered with the use
of fuel containing ethanol in your system. Fuels with
ethanol can attack some fuel-system components,
such as tanks and lines, if they are not made from
acceptable ethanol-compatible materials. This can
lead to operational problems or safety issues such as
clogged filters, leaks or engine damage.
Your boat was manufactured, and shipped from the
factory, with ethanol-compatible materials. Before
introducing gasoline with ethanol into your fuel tank,
ask your dealer if any components have been added
or replaced that are not recommended by Boston
Whaler, Mercury or may not be ethanol-compatible.
Filling The Tank
It is best to maintain a full tank of fuel when the
engine is not in use. This will reduce air flow in and
out of the tank due to changes in temperature as
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well as limiting exposure of the ethanol in the fuel
to humidity and condensation.
Example of Phase Separation
1
Fig. 3.5.1
2
Phase Separation
Humidity and condensation create water in your fuel
tank which can adversly effect the ethanol blended
fuel. A condition called phase separation can occur
if water is drawn into the fuel beyond the saturation
point. The presence of water in the fuel beyond the
saturation level will cause most of the ethanol in the
fuel to separate from the bulk fuel and drop to the
bottom of the tank, significantly reducing the level of
ethanol in the fuel mixture in the upper level (phase).
If the lower level (phase), consisting of water and
ethanol, is deep enough to reach the fuel inlet, it
could be pumped directly to the engine(s) and cause
significant problems. Engine problems can also result
from the reduced ethanol/fuel mixture left in the
upper phase of the tank.
Additives
There is no practical additive known that can prevent
or correct phase separation. The only solution is to
keep water from accumulating in the tank.
If phase separation does occur, your only remedy is
to drain the fuel, clean and dry the tank completely
and refill with a fresh, dry load of fuel.
Fuel Filters
Mercury already provides the appropriate level of
filtration to protect the engine from debris. The
addition of another in-line filter to the system may
create a possible flow restriction that can starve the
engine(s) of fuel. It is advisable to carry extra onengine filters in case filter plugging from debris in
the fuel tank becomes a problem during boating.
!
CAUTION
4
3
CONDENSATION
UPPER PHASE (WATER+FUEL+ETHANOL)
LOWER PHASE (WATER+ETHANOL)
FUEL INLET TO ENGINE
1
2
3
4
Your Boston Whaler dealer will have recommendations
regarding filters that meet Mercury’s specifications.
Fuel/water Separator (Option)
If equipped, the addition of the optional fuel/water
separator has been determined to be within Mercury
specifications and will not restrict the flow of
adequate fuel to the engine(s).
Maintenance
Periodically inspect for the presence of water in the
fuel tank. If any is found, all water must be removed
and the tank completely dried before refilling the tank
with any fuel containing ethanol.
Storage
Long periods of storage and/or non-use, common to
boats, create unique problems. When preparing to
store a boat for extended periods, of two months or
more, it is best to completely remove all fuel from
the tank. If it is not possible to remove the fuel,
maintaining a full tank of fuel with a fuel stabilizer
added to provide fuel stability and corrosion
protection is recommended.
• Add fuel stabilizer/treatment at
manufacturers recommended dosage.
The use of fuels containing ethanol higher than
10 percent (E-10) can damage your engine and/
or fuel system and will void the warranty.
• Run engine(s) for 10 minutes.
E85 FUELS COULD SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR
ENGINES AND MUST NEVER BE USED.
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• Shut OFF fuel valve. Allow engine to run util
it stops.
Ignition Switch
Fig. 3.6.1
• Top off fuel tank, leaving space for
expansion. DO NOT fill to point of
overflow.
2
• DO NOT cap the tank vent.
A partially full tank is not recommended because the
void space above the fuel allows air movement that
can bring in water through condensation as the air
temperature moves up and down. This condensation
could potentially become a problem.
1
3
Starting the Engine
!
CAUTION
NEVER start or operate your engines (even
momentarily) without water circulating
through all the cooling water intake holes in the
gearcase to prevent damage to the water pump
(running dry) or overheating of the engine.
Prior to Starting
• Operator should know boating safety, safe
navigation, and boat operating procedures.
• Make sure that the lower unit of the engine
is in the water.
• Be sure the emergency
engine shutoff switch
(See figure 1.16.1) is in
the “RUN” position.
1 IGNITION SWITCH
2 THROTTLE/GEAR SHIFT CONTROL
3 EMERGENCY ENGINE SHUT OFF SWITCH
NOTICE
The gear shift/throttle control levers will not
allow engine starting if the control levers are
in any other position than NEUTRAL.
•
make sure the battery
switch is turned “ON”.
RUN
OFF
Start Engine:
P
• Turn key to “Start”
position and hold until
engine starts.
O
U
DN
FF
ACC ON STA
R
T
• Be sure gear shift and
throttle control levers
are in the NEUTRAL
position.
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• When engine starts,
release key. The key will
return to the “ON”
position.
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Stopping the Engine
•
Be sure that the gear
shift and throttle
control handle is in the
NEUTRAL position
START
STOP
N
ER
DOCK
TRANSF
LE ONLY
THROTT
• Be sure that the gear
shift and throttle
control handle is in the
NEUTRAL position.
•
•
Press and hold the
“THROTTLE ONLY“
button while moving
the control handle
ahead to the forward
position.
•
Turn Key to the “OFF”
position.
•
Turn the battery switch
“OFF”.
FF
ACC ON STA
R
T
The “THROTTLE ONLY” button on the gear shift/
throttle control allows the operator to increase engine
RPM for warm-up without shifting the engines into
gear.
O
Warming Up the Engine
START
STOP
N
ER
DOCK
TRANSF
LE ONLY
THROTT
DOCK
ONLY
TTLE
THRO
!
CAUTION
NEVER turn the battery switch to the “OFF”
position while the engine is running. Equipment
damage will occur.
Advance the control
handle to increase
engine RPM.
REFER TO THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER’S
MANUAL IN YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR
COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS.
START
STOP
N
ER
TRANSF
DOCK
LE ONLY
THROTT
NOTE: Engine RPM is limited to prevent engine
damage.
•
To disengage, return the
control handle back
to the neutral position.
START
STOP
N
ER
DOCK
TRANSF
LE ONLY
THROTT
The warm-up mode can be re-activated by turning
the engine off and re-starting.
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Livewell (Option)
If equipped, the livewell located in the aft cockpit
will keep baitfish alive by circulating fresh seawater
through the tank.
Livewell Flow Control Valve
Fig. 3.8.2
NOTICE
The seacock MUST be in the OPEN position
before activating the livewell pump. Running
the pump dry may cause damage to the unit.
Operation
Before operating the system make certain the hull
seacock is in the open position. The seacock can
be accessed through the motorwell hatch (aft of the
livewell).
Place the removable standpipe (supplied) in the drain
at the bottom of the livewell tank. The standpipe
serves as an overflow drain to control the level of the
water in the livewell while water is being circulated
through the system. When not in use the standpipe
can be stored in the clips on the underside of the
livewell cover. A flow control valve (Figure 3.8.2)
Increase Flow
(Counterclockwise)
Decrease Flow
(Clockwise)
at the livewell water inlet controls the flow of water
into the livewell. To increase the water flow, turn the
valve counterclockwise. To decrease flow, turn the
valve clockwise.
Fill the livewell by pressing the switch marked
“ACC” on the console switch panel (See figure
2.9.1).
Maintenance
Maintenance of the livewell system requires periodic
inspection of the raw water intake strainer and all
hose connections. Clean away debris and/or tighten
hose connections as required.
4
2
Livewell (Option)
Fig. 3.8.1
2
4
3
1
5
6
Standpipe in
storage clips
7
12
8
11
NOTE: Boat shown with bow rail and
livewell options.
1
2
3
4
LIVEWELL TANK
REMOVABLE STANDPIPE
LIVEWELL COVER
STANDPIPE STORAGE CLIPS
5
6
7
8
10
FLOW CONTROL VALVE
FILL HOSE
LIVEWELL PUMP
SEACOCK
9
9 SEACOCK THRU HULL INTAKE
10 FITTING
11 LIVEWELL STRAINER
12 DRAIN HOSE
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Livewell Plumbing
1
Fig. 3.9.1
2
Reversible Pilot Seat Livewell (Option)
If equipped, the optional 25 Gal. (94.6 L) livewell
is located in the reversible pilot seat under the seat
cushion. This livewell can be filled by pressing the
“LIVEWELL 2” switch on the optional switch panel
located on the console (See fig. 2.12.2). The livewell
bucket has an overflow fitting attached to the drain.
3
4
Be sure the hull seacock is in the open position.The
livewell seacock can be reached by removing the
motorwell hatch. Turn the seacock counterclockwise
to OPEN.
5
6
Maintenance
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6
Maintenance of the livewell system will require you
to check the seacock intake strainer for debris and
impediments, this can be done visually on dry land.
The intake strainer is located on the bottom aft of the
hull on the starboard side.
7
REVERSIBLE PILOT SEAT LIVEWELL
AFT LIVEWELL
TO AFT LIVEWELL
FROM AFT LIVEWELL TO THRU HULL
INTAKE SEACOCK
TO PILOT SEAT LIVEWELL
FROM PILOT SEAT LIVEWELL TO THRU HULL
Reversible Pilot Seat Livewell (Option)
Fig. 3.9.2
2
3
1
4
8
5
6
7
3
1
2
3
4
25 GAL (94.6 L) LIVEWELL TANK
OVERFLOW DRAIN
FROM INTAKE SEACOCK
FLOW CONTROL VALVE
5
6
7
8
6
LIVEWELL LIGHT
TO THRU HULL DRAIN
DRAIN W/PLUG
INTAKE SEACOCK
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Entertainment System (Option)
The entertainment system on your boat consists
of a Fusion® AM/FM stereo w/two (2) waterproof
speakers, and MP3 & USB input. The stereo unit is
located on the console, starboard of the helm. There
are two (2) waterproof speakers on the front of the
console.
Stereo (Option)
Fig. 3.10.1
3
2
•
Press ‘menu’ and select DISK.
Note: We reccommend you name your
USB device allowing the device name to be
displayed. Default name of a connected
device is ‘DISK’.
You will be able to control volume and menu from
either your MP3 unit or the stereo.
NOTICE
4
Ensure the USB device is formatted as Fat32
format.
5
MS
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20
0
1
MP3/USB Operation (Option)
Fig. 3.10.2
1
R
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
T
8
H
E
U
N
SIN
A
B
L
E
L
E
G
E
N
D
9
7
POWER
MENU
ROTARY ENCODER
SOURCE
DISPLAY SCREEN
FORWARD/NEXT
PLAY/PAUSE
BACK/PREVIOUS
MUTE
6
3
2
4
Operating Your Stereo Using Your MP3
Player or USB Device (Option)
MS
-RA
20
0
The MP3 input on your boat uses a standard 1/8” mini
stereo cable (not included) which can be purchased
at any electronic store.
•
Insert one end of the stereo cable into your
MP3 player and the other end into the MP3
input or Insert a USB device into the USB
input located on the starboard side of the
emergency shutoff switch.
•
Turn the stereo ON.
•
Press the ‘source’ button and cycle to USB.
1
2
3
4
MP3 INPUT
USB INPUT
1/8” MINI STEREO CABLE (NOT SUPPLIED)
SOURCE BUTTON
REFER TO THE MANUFACTURER’S MANUAL IN
YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR COMPLETE
INSTRUCTIONS, INFORMATION AND WARRANTY.
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Anchoring
The 190 Montauk is equipped with an anchor storage
compartment located in the bow of the boat. Because
there are a variety of anchors, with a variety of uses,
discuss the types of anchors with your dealer to
find the right anchor for your boat.
!
WARNING
and stretches, it also can be stored wet and is easy
to handle. Add a length of chain between the anchor
and the nylon line to aid in setting of the anchor.
The scope is technically defined as the ratio of rode
length to the vertical distance from the bow to the
sea floor. Scope also depends on the type of anchor,
tides, winds, sea conditions and type of sea floor the
anchor is in. Since you want to know how much rode
to use when anchoring, use this common formula:
Rode length = (bow height + water depth) X
Scope
SWAMPING HAZARD - Anchor from the bow if
using one anchor. A small current can make a
stern anchored boat unsteady. A heavy current
can drag a stern anchored boat underwater.
The minimum is 5:1 for calm conditions; normal is
7:1, and severe conditions may require a 10:1.
Example:
Considerations
Rode length = (3 feet + 10 feet) X 7*
• Wind and sea conditions can affect the boat.
Rode length = 13 feet X 7*
• Because the boat is not moving through the
water, there is no control.
• Be sure that the anchor will hold under all
circumstances if you are leaving the boat.
• Understand the principles of rode and scope
and their effect on anchor performance.
Proper anchoring requires knowledge of RODE and
SCOPE and understanding the relationship between
rode, scope and anchor performance.
The rode is the line connecting the anchor to the
boat. Nylon line is ideal because it is light, strong
Rode length = 91 feet
* Scope may range from 5 to 10 or more. However,
less than 5, the anchor will break out too easily.
NOTICE
Before using the anchor be sure the anchor
line is secured to the eye in the bottom of the
anchor locker.
Proper Anchoring
Fig. 3.11.1
Bow Height
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Water Depth
Rode length = (bow height + water depth) X Scope
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Lowering The Anchor
NOTICE
Before using the anchor be sure the anchor
line’s bitter end is secured to the eye in the
bottom of the anchor locker.
• Be sure there is adequate rode.
• Secure rode to both the anchor and the boat at
bow locker eyelet.
• Stop completely before lowering the anchor.
• Keep feet clear of lines.
NOTICE
Anchor light must be on when at anchor or
drifting (not under power) at night or in low
visibility.
Anchor Light
The anchor light, a white light which can be seen
from all directions (360O), must be displayed when
you are anchored, from sunset to sunrise, in open
water where other vessels can approach you.
When not being used, the anchor light can be stowed
in clips located in the starboard aft cockpit area.
To Install the Anchor Light:
• Remove the light from its stowed position on
the starboard cockpit hull.
• Insert into the receptacle on the top of the
control station console and push in firmly to
seat.
Anchor Light
Fig. 3.12.1
Setting the Anchor
There is no best way to set an anchor. Experiment to
see how it performs. One method is to turn the rode
around a bitt or a cleat and slowly pay out as the boat
backs from the anchor site. When the proper scope
has been reached snub the rode quickly, causing the
anchor to dig in to the sea bottom.
• Reverse the engine slowly to drive the anchor
in and to prevent it from dragging.
• Secure the rode to the bitt or cleat to prevent
loss of anchor.
1
Weighing the Anchor
To weigh (retrieve) the anchor, start the boat and run
slowly up to the anchor, taking up the rode as you
go. The anchor will usually break out when the rode
becomes vertical. Coil lines to let them dry before
stowing.
!
2
CAUTION
Be careful that trailing lines do not foul in the
propeller
1 ANCHOR LIGHT (IN USE)
2 ANCHOR LIGHT (STOWED)
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Electrical System
!
DC Electrical System
The electrical system on the 190 Montauk is powered
by one (1) lead-acid battery. The battery is charged
by the engine when the engine is running. The battery
powers essential systems on your boat:
DANGER
Batteries contain sulfuric acid which is
dangerous and can cause serious injury.
AVOID contact with skin, eyes and clothing. If
contact occurs, immediately flush the affected
area with large quantities of water and call for
medical assistance.
• Engine Ignition.
• Engine tilt trim system
• Helm switch panel & helm instrument panel
Battery Box
Fig.4.1.1
• Lighting/Navigation systems
3
• Livewell system (Option)
• Electronics and add-on accessories
1
Battery
NOTICE
FWD
2
Your battery should always be stored in the
battery box.
NOTICE
REFER TO YOUR ENGINE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR
EXACT BATTERY REQUIREMENTS.
1 BATTERY BOX
2 TIE DOWN STRAP
3 QUICK RELEASE BUCKLE
The chart below is provided for reference purposes
only. Use only AGM batteries with Verado engines.
Application
USA (SAE)
Group
Volts
MCA*
RC 25
Qty.
24
12
800
135 min
1
* Marine Cranking Amps
Application
Intn’l (EN)
Before use, check the battery for loose connections
or wiring. Normal maintenance should include:
• Coating the terminals with dielectric grease
Group
Volts
CCA*
Reserve
Qty.
24
12
975
65Ah
1
* Cold Cranking Amps
Battery Box
Your battery should always be enclosed in the
battery box provided with your boat and located in
the center console. The box will contain any spilled
acid, as well as protect the battery terminals from
damage or inadvertent shorting from contact with
metal objects.
The battery box should always be secured in place
by using the straps and clamps provided, the straps
will ensure that while underway the battery will not
move around, causing damage to components and/
or equipment stored in the same area.
• Keeping the battery dry
• If not using a sealed battery, check &
maintain the water level. USE DISTILLED
WATER ONLY.
• Removing the battery from the boat during
cold weather or long term storage.
The most life shortening experience for the battery is
to be drained to zero charge before recharging.
When a battery discharges, the active material on
both positive and negative plates converts to lead
sulfate, causing the plates to become more alike in an
electrical charge. The electricity conducting battery
acid becomes weaker and the voltage drops. As the
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battery remains discharged, the process continues
until recharging the battery becomes impossible.
If the battery does become run down be sure to
recharge it as soon as possible. Over charging the
battery can be just as detrimental to its life as running
it down too far
!
CAUTION
• NEVER use an open flame in the battery
storage area.
• Avoid striking sparks near the battery.
• A battery will explode if a flame or spark
ignites the free hydrogen given off during
charging.
• ALWAYS disconnect the battery before
doing any work or maintenance on the
electrical system.
!
CAUTION
NEVER reset a breaker without first determining
and correcting the cause of the trip. Should
a circuit repeatedly trip, have a qualified
electrician determine and correct the cause.
Component Breakers
Component breakers are located on the helm switch
panel. If a component breaker trips, determine and
correct the problem before resetting the breaker.
Should a circuit breaker trip repeatedly, have a
qualified electrician determine and correct the cause
of the trip.
Component Circuit Breakers
Fig. 4.2.2
• NEVER turn off the battery switches or
disconnect the battery cables while the
engines are running.
HOR
N
NAV
/AN
C
BILG
E PU
MP
STE
REO
ACC
1
Main DC Breaker
The Main DC breaker reset is located on the
component board on the aft wall of the console
interior. In the event that the main DC breaker trips,
determine and correct the problem prior to resetting
the breaker.
3
DC M
!
AIN
1
2
4
12V
N
5
HORN BREAKER ..................................10
NAV/ANC BREAKER...............................3
STEREO BREAKER..............................15
ACCESSORY BREAKER ........................3
12 VOLT RECEPTACLE BREAKER......10
1
2
3
4
5
DC Main Breaker Box
Fig. 4.2.1
STER
EO
BILG
E
AUT
O/O
2
AMP
AMP
AMP
AMP
AMP
WARNING
Use of higher amperage breakers is a fire
hazard.
Use breakers having the same amperage rating
as the original or as specified.
1 MAIN DC BREAKER ......25 AMP
2 BILGE PUMP....................5 AMP
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12 Volt Accessory Receptacle
NOTICE
DO NOT insert a cigarette lighter into this
receptacle. Damage to the unit & system could
occur.
Your boat is equipped with a 12 volt accessory
receptacle located on the switch panel (See above).
It is a DC (cigarette lighter) style receptacle to be
used with any 12 volt accessories using this type of
plug. The receptacle is made of corrosion resistant
marine grade materials and has a moisture proof cap.
There is a 10 amp breaker button located just below
the receptacle. Be sure to use accessories that do
not exceed the rated capacity of the circuit, (10
amps) or the breaker will trip.
Trolling Motor Wiring
Your trolling motor manual will have location and
connection instructions for the motor wiring. Read
and understand the manual before proceeding to
connect the extension cord to your motor and your
boat’s electrical systems.
Trolling Motor wiring (Option)
Fig. 4.3.2
2
3
4
1
1
107-6 ORN
2
3
4
Battery Switch (CE Option)
If equipped, the battery switch, located on the
component board on the aft wall of the console
interior, allows you to control the delivery of DC
power from the battery to the engine as well as
allowing the alternator to charge the battery. Your
battery selector switch has two settings, “ON” and
“OFF”, “ON” gives you power from the battery.
“OFF” you have no power to the engine. Remember
to turn the battery selector switch to “ON” before you
attempt to start your engine.
102-6 BLK
101-6 RED
12V WIRING DIAGRAM
40
40
100
6 RED
106
6 ORN
+
+
2
BATTERY #1
3
BATTERY #2
1
5
1
107-6 ORN
NOTE: The bilge pump cannot be turned off with
the battery selector switch.
2
3
4
102-6 BLK
Battery Switch (CE Option)
Fig. 4.3.1
101-6 RED
40
40
100
6 RED
106
6 ORN
+
BATTERY #1
!
CAUTION
You MUST stop the engine before moving the
switch to the “OFF” position.
1
2
3
4
5
24V WIRING DIAGRAM
+
BATTERY #2
EXTENSION CORD PLUG W/12’ CORD
HEAT SHRINKABLE BUTT CONNECTORS
BLACK LEAD
RED LEAD
ORANGE LEAD
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Trolling Motor Connection (12V)
Using the supplied 12 foot extension cord, connect
the BLACK and RED leads (See figure 4.3.2) to your
trolling motor wiring by crimping and heat shrinking
the butt connectors.
Trolling Motor Receptacle Breakers
Fig. 4.4.1
Trolling Motor Connection (24V)
Using the supplied 12 foot extension cord, connect
the BLACK and ORANGE leads (See figure 4.3.2)
to your trolling motor wiring by crimping and heat
shrinking the butt connectors.
NOTICE
IT IS IMPORTANT to crimp and heat seal the
unused butt connector on your extension
cord to avoid damage to your trolling motor
system.
Each system (12V& 24V) is protected by a 40 amp
breaker located on the component board in the center
console.
In the event a breaker trips, determine the cause and
correct the problem before resetting the breaker. A
breaker which trips repeatedly should be examined
by a qualified electrician to determine and correct
the cause of the trip.
REFER TO THE TROLLING MOTOR MANUFACTURER’S
MANUAL IN YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR
COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS, INFORMATION AND
WARRANTY.
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Electrical Schematics & Harnesses
The following page contains an electrical schematic
pertaining to the electrical system in your boat.
The schematic was generated by technicians in the
Boston Whaler® Engineering Department and are for
reference and to be used by service technicians.
Boston Whaler ® does not recommend that you
attempt to work on the electrical system yourself.
Instead, we suggest that you take your boat to an
authorized Boston Whaler® dealer for electrical
service.
Boston Whaler® reserves the right to change or
update the electrical system on any model at any time
without notice to the customer and is not obligated to
make any updates to units built prior to the change.
Wiring Identification Chart
Boston Whaler ® adheres to electrical wiring
requirements which meet all the ABYC-11 standards.
The following chart outlines the gauge, color and
function of the wiring used.
Wire Color Chart for DC and Special Circuit
COLOR
GRN
GRN
ORN
RED
BRN/BLK
BRN/VIO
BRN/YEL
BRN/BLU
RED
BLK
BLK/YEL
BLK/WHT
BLU
BLU/BLK
BLU/GRN
BLU/ORN
BLU/RED
BLU/VIO
BRN
BRN/GRY
BRN/GRN
FUNCTION
GROUNDING MAIN/TOWER &
ALUMINUM FUEL TANKS
GROUNDING
STARBOARD 30 AMP
RECEPTACLE
MAIN FEEDS/PORT 30 AMP
RECEPTACLE
STARBOARD FISHBOX PUMP
FORWARD FISHBOX PUMP
LIVEWELL PUMP
(HIGH CURRENT)
PORT FISHBOX PUMP
+12V MAIN
GROUND
STOP CIRCUIT
GEN SHUTDOWN
COMPASS
DOME LIGHT
SPREADER LIGHT
LIVEWELL LIGHT
COURTESY LIGHTS
CABIN LIGHTS
BILGE PUMP (SWITCHED)
RAW WATER
FRESH WATER
COLOR
BRN/ORN
BRN/RED
BRN/WHT
GRY
GRY/BLK
GRY/BLU
GRY/GRN
GRY/RED
GRY/WHT
ORN
ORN/BLU
ORN/BRN
ORN/GRN
ORN/RED
ORN/VIO
ORN/WHT
PINK
RED
VIO
WHT
YLW
YLW/RED
FUNCTION
SUMP PUMP
BILGE PUMP (UNSWITCHED)
MACERATOR
RUNNING LIGHTS
ACC 1
ACC 2
ACC 3
AFT MAST/ACC 4
ALL ROUND/FWD MAST LIGHT
REFRIGERATOR or CENTER
WIPER
HORN
STARBOARD WIPER PARK
STARBOARD WIPER
PORT WIPER
VACUUM PUMP
CENTER WIPER
FUEL SENDER
12V RECEPTACLE
IGNITION
CO MONITOR/ELECTRIC TRIM
TAB (SWITCHED)
BLOWER/STEREO MEMORY
START
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Fig. 4.6.1
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Routine Care & Maintenance
NOTICE
Refer to the individual manufacturers’ manuals
for important information regarding service,
care and maintenance of your boat, equipment
and components. Failure to do so may in some
cases void the warranty.
Owner’s Manuals for your boat and each of the
various components and equipment can be
found in your Owner’s Manual Packet.
!
DANGER
When using solvents read all information from
the solvent manufacturer regarding safety and
handling of the material.
Wear proper protective equipment to ensure
your personal safety.
Only use solvents in a well ventilated area and
keep all solvents away from open flame and any
other forms of ignition.
Routine inspection, service and maintenance of
your boat, boat systems and components are vital to
assure your safety, as well as prolonging the life of
your boat. You should develop regular routines for
inspecting and servicing your boat.
!
WARNING
IMPORTANT
Regularly inspect & test hardware, fittings,
windshields, hatches, seams, etc. for proper
seal. Reseal and/or readjust/tighten fittings,
latches, etc. as needed.
The interval between necessary service or maintenance
is highly variable, depending on the environment in
which your boat will be used. For example, corrosion
of boat parts and components will occur far more
rapidly in a salt water environment than on a boat
which is used in fresh water.
This section provides only general guidelines
for the care and cleaning of your boat. It is your
responsibility to determine whether maintenance
and care intervals need to be accelerated due to your
boat usage and/or operating environment.
Hull
Fresh water, saltwater and water temperature can all
affect the types of growth that you will find on your
boat’s hull.
Any growth will affect the boat’s performance
and overall look. If it has been a while between
inspections you might notice algae or slime growth
on the hull. This can be cleaned with a coarse towel
or soft bristle brush. The growth should be cleaned
immediately after the boat has been removed from
the water. If the growth is allowed to dry it will be
much harder to remove.
Compounding may be necessary to remove more
stubborn stains and chalking from the surface of your
boat. If compounding is necessary it must be done
after a thorough washing and prior to waxing.
If the growth is more severe, you may need to
enlist the services of a professional hull cleaning
company.
Check with your Boston Whaler ® dealer for
recommendations on a compatible rubbing compound
for your boat or a professional hull cleaning company
in your area.
Waxing the Gel Coat Surfaces
Waxing is necessary to provide added protection to
the gel coat. A periodic good cleaning and waxing
will also ensure that your boat will be protected and
look good longer.
NOTICE
Waxing of the exterior surfaces is recommended
to be done at least twice a year to protect the
gel coat of your boat.
Do not wax over dirt. Make sure the surface of your
boat has received a thorough washing and rinsing and
is clean before waxing. If a rubbing compound has
been necessary, make sure that any minor scratches or
surface pitting is cleaned of compound residue. Use
a good quality carnauba wax or a high quality wax
designed for marine gel coat. Apply several coats.
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Hull Maintenance
If using a pressure washer to clean the hull and
deck surfaces of your boat it is important that you
use the wide fan nozzle only and move the spray
head in a continuous motion. Do not concentrate
the high pressure on a small area of the boat surface
and NEVER use the fine pinpoint nozzle as the
concentrated stream can cause damage to the surface
of your boat.
It is also recommended that your refrain from
pressure washing the console as high pressure may
compromise the integrity of the electronics and
gauges as well as other equipment installed on your
boat. Also avoid pressure washing all caulk seams.
When staining from build-up does occur, use only
cleaning agents that are recommended for marine gel
coat for use on those stubborn stains.
NEVER use an abrasive cleaner to wash your boat’s
hull.
NEVER use an abrasive pad to attempt to remove
stubborn stains.
NEVER use strong solvents to clean.
NEVER apply tape or any other type of adhesives
directly to the painted surfaces on your boat.
Use care when covering your boat’s painted surfaces
as tarps and other such covers can trap dirt and
cause chafing. It is best to use a frame of either
aluminum or wood to keep the cover up and allow
air to circulate.
Hull Blistering
Due to the quality of the materials used in the hulls
of Boston Whalers, blistering is rarely ever seen.
Blistering is caused by water soluble materials in
the hull laminate. The fiberglass and resin structure
of your boat is porous. However, intrusion of water
into the gel coat will take some time. The effect of
osmotic pressure allows water to impregnate below
the gel coat and substrate thus forming a blister.
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There have been extensive university studies funded
by the United States Coast Guard regarding the cause
and effect of blistering in the gel coat of fiberglass
boats. Fiberglass blisters can form anywhere from
near-surface layers of the gel coat to very deep into
the fiberglass structure. The damage can range from
cosmetic to catastrophic, (although the latter is a very
rare occurrence). The studies seemed to point toward
long term immersion of the hull in warm water as
a primary cause of hull blisters. Stress cracks on
the hull below the waterline also contribute to the
formation of hull blisters.
Prevention
There are a variety of ways to prevent the formation
of hull blistering. Epoxy coatings can be applied
to the hull, followed by hull painting. An alkydurethane-silicone marine paint can also be used to
aid in the prevention of hull blisters.
Reducing the amount of time that your boat stays
in the water also helps prevent hull blisters from
forming. Use of a trailer or boat lift will reduce the
likelihood of hull blisters forming. Be sure to use a
bunk type lift or trailer for storage of the boat out
of water.
Contact your Boston Whaler ® dealer for more
information on the prevention and treatment of hull
blisters.
Bottom Painting
!
DANGER
There are risks and dangers inherent with the
use of paints and solvents. Dispose properly
of all rags, rollers and trays used for painting.
Follow all the precautions and regulations listed
by the manufacturer before and after painting
your boats hull.
NOTICE
If blisters are present in the hull, they need to
be properly cleaned and dried out before any
barrier protection can be applied.
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If your boat will spend most of its time in the water,
painting the bottom of your boat’s hull is a good way
to slow the formation of hull blisters and to keep
bottom growth (fouling) under control.
If you will be trailering the boat to and from the
water, you might want to forgo the painting.
Following is an abbreviated section on painting your
hull bottom. Your Boston Whaler® dealer should
have information on properly painting your boat’s
hull or recommendations on businesses that will
paint your hull for you.
!
CAUTION
DO NOT paint over zinc plates. This action will
render them usless and lead to deterioration of
the underwater metal parts of your boat.
Some bottom paints contain metals that can
cause corrosion of the outboard engine. Leave
a minimum of 3/4” unpainted around all engine
parts. Use only a paint specifically designed for
aluminum engines as anti fouling protection.
will be dragged into the scratches and will reduce
the adhesion properties of the paint.
Remove any mold release wax that may be present
using fiberglass surface prep solvent and a scrub
pad. Scrub only a few square feet at a time. Flush
with fresh water. If the water beads up or separates,
continue scrubbing the surface. When the water
sheets off, the wax contaminate has been removed.
After the dewaxing is complete, application of a
primer coat is recommended. Pay close attention to
scratches, nicks and dings in the surface. If necessary,
fill any repair areas with a watertite epoxy filler. After
filler is cured, sand with 80 grit paper until smooth.
Remove the sanding residue using a fiberglass solvent
wash.
The paint can be applied after sanding and cleaning
is complete. Follow the paint manufacturer’s
recommendations for application.
Bottom Painting a Pre-Painted Hull
!
Bottom Painting a Bare Hull
Since the boat has never been painted preparation is
the key to successful hull painting. Take extra care
and time in preparation before proceeding to paint.
Begin by scrubbing the surface thoroughly with a
stiff brush using an all-purpose marine soap and
water to remove loose dirt and contamination. Flush
with fresh water to remove all soap residue.
The gelcoat will have to be dewaxed of mold release
wax before sanding can begin, otherwise the wax
!
WARNING
Proper ventilation and capture of the dust
created by sanding is essential. The dust
created by sanding is toxic and should not be
breathed. A proper fitting respirator must be
used.
DO NOT use a paper filter mask.
WARNING
Bottom paint is designed to resist algae growth
which means it has chemicals embedded in
the paint that are harmful if ingested. Take all
necessary precautions required before painting
or repainting your boat’s hull.
If the hull bottom is already painted, you must be
sure to test the paint’s adhesion to the already painted
surface. If the paints are incompatible, the new paint
will not adhere to the hull bottom or the paint will
“lift” the old paint. NEVER apply paint without first
preparing the old painted surface following the paint
manufacturer’s recommendations.
Follow the paint manufacturer’s recommendation for
applying the paint. Humidity and weather will play
a role in how and when the paint is applied. Several
thin layers are better than one thick layer.
To determine the waterline, you will need to place the
boat in water with a full load of fuel and gear.Mark
the waterline and measure above the marked line
1 to 3 inches for placement of the tape line.
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NOTICE
Masking tape is NOT recommended for the types
of paint you will be using.
Make sure that there is enough paint left to cover
areas that were not accessible, (slings, jack stands
etc.) and paint accordingly. Follow the paint
manufacturer’s recommendation for do’s and dont’s
after the painting is complete.
Cleaning Fiberglass & Non-Skid
To protect your deck and non-skid areas from the
deteriorating affects of the sun, oxidation, water spots
and pollution, use a good quality “fiberglass and nonskid deck” wax every two to three months.
When applied to your deck and non-skid areas, as
recommended by the manufacturer, the wax forms a
protective non-slick surface which will keep debris
from sticking. Dirt, soot, bird droppings, and even
fish blood will rinse right off.
NOTICE
NOTICE
Painting your boat’s hull will adversely affect the
boat’s speed and performance and may require
re-propping if the maximum engine RPMs drop
below the engine model/mfg recommended
operating range.
NEVER use abrasive cleaners, detergents or
soft scrub type cleaners to wash your boats
surfaces.
Rubrail Care
The rubrail on your boat is constructed of an injected
high density PVC vinyl material which laboratory
tests have proven to be highly resistant to staining,
fading and cracking.
As resilient as this material is, you still need to follow
some basic maintenance precautions.
General maintenance requires a thorough cleaning
with mild soap & water. DO NOT use any cleaning
agents which contain chemicals.
NEVER use abrasive pads, brushes or sponges
to attempt to remove stubborn stains.
NEVER use strong solvents or detergents which
contain chlorine.
Stainless Steel Care
The cleaner your stainless trim and fittings can
be kept, the greater the assurance of optimum
corrosion resistance. Without proper care even
the best stainless steel will corrode.
Although the outer shell is tough and durable, there
is a chance that it can be breached. Use care when
docking or exposing the rubrail to conditions which
may cause damage such as docking against heavily
barnacle-encrusted pilings.
Stainless steel is strong and corrosion resistant, but
still requires maintenance to keep its appearance.
Frequent routine cleaning of your stainless steel
with a mild soap and water solution and coating with
a good grade cleaning wax will help maintain the
finish.
Some tears (cleanly sliced) can be repaired with a
“Super Glue” type product.
• Wa s h w i t h m i l d s o a p a n d c o l d o r
lukewarm water.
Thoroughly clean and dry the affected area. Apply
glue and hold the surfaces together.
• Dry THOROUGHLY.
Areas which have been torn or are affected by heavy
abrasion will have to have the damaged section
replaced. Please see your Boston Whaler® dealer for
this type of repair.
• Allow wax to dry, then polish and buff.
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• Apply cleaning wax with a soft, dry cloth.
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Even the finest cleaning powders can scratch or
burnish a mill-rolled surface. On polished finishes,
rubbing or wiping should be done in the direction of
the polish lines, NOT across them.
Apply an aluminum protectorant at least twice each
year, more frequently as conditions warrant. Neglect
will cause pitting of the surface which cannot be
reversed.
Crevice corrosion, a brownish coloring which occurs
where two pieces of stainless hardware meet is
caused by impurities in water and air. It can be easily
cleaned with a good grade marine polish using a
sponge, cloth or small bristled brush (for nooks and
crannies).
Inspect and repair or replace all damaged nylon
bushings, washers or other hardware designed to
prevent contact with dissimilar metals.
NOTICE
NEVER use abrasive cleaners, detergents or
soft scrub type cleaners to wash your boats
surfaces.
NEVER use abrasive pads, brushes or sponges
to attempt to remove stubborn stains.
NEVER use strong solvents or detergents which
contain chlorine.
NEVER use silver cleaners.
Whenever electrical or electronic changes are made
to the boat, a qualified marine technician should
check aluminum parts for stray currents. Make sure
all electronic equipment is properly grounded with
adequate sized wire.
Cushions
Saltwater, salt residue, dirt, ultra-violet rays etc. will
take their toll on vinyl products causing them to lose
their luster and texture.
The cushions on your boat are made of a durable
vinyl material called OMNOVA which is protected
by a finish called PreFixx®. PreFixx® will keep your
cushions looking new far longer than most other
vinyl upholstery.
Aluminum Care
Preventative maintenance is essential to life of the
metals on your boat. The presence of salt particles
and moisture is the major cause of white spots, pitting
and corrosion.
The use of harsh chemicals can also cause deterioration.
Manufacturers and applicators of protective coatings
will not warrant protective coatings on metals in the
marine environment. Proper owner maintenance is
required to reduce deterioration which will result in
most cases by failure to wash down and wipe dry
after each use and/or the use of abrasive, acidic or
other improper cleaners.
To Clean Your Cushions
!
CAUTION
Solvents are flammable. Exercise proper
care. Wear rubber gloves during all cleaning
activity.
Use caution when cleaning around buttons,
stitching and wooden or decorative trim as
these solvents could seriously damage such
areas.
• Remove ordinary dirt and smudges with a mild
soap and water solution. Dry with a soft, lintfree cloth or towel.
Wash completely using a soft cloth and mild
detergent to remove salt particles. Hosing alone will
not dislodge all particles. DO NOT allow soap to dry
as it may cause stains on coated surfaces. Make sure
to wash and dry the full circumference of aluminum
parts.
• More difficult stains can be cleaned using
rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol).
Rinse cleaned area with fresh water and
dry with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or
towel.
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• Seemingly permanent stains like ballpoint ink
can be cleaned with active solvents such as
nail polish remover when applied with a soft
cloth or damp sponge and rubbed. Rinse
cleaned area with fresh water and dry
with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or towel.
The vinyl material and superior finish has been
tested to resist heavy abrasion. Complete cleaning
instructions are included in the owner’s packet. Read
all information provided by the cushion manufacturer
regarding the proper cleaning and maintenance.
Your cushions are not waterproof. They are
constructed of open-cell foam and will absorb and
hold water. Do not leave the cushions in standing
water or exposed to heavy, prolonged rain.
If, in the event your cushions become waterlogged,
remove the foam from the cushion, press as much
water as you can from the foam and allow to air dry.
To prevent mildew, keep the vinyl dry and make
sure that moisture does not accumulate between the
cushions.
Canvas Care and Maintenance
NOTICE
DO NOT use detergents, bleach or solvents to
clean your canvas.
To keep your canvas and metal parts in good working
condition and in good appearance, you will need to
keep them clean.
The fabric should be cleaned regularly before
substances such as dirt, pollen, etc. are allowed to
accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric.
The canvas can be cleaned without being removed
from the installation.
Chafing, fiber wear from dirt and grit and deterioration
from ultraviolet light can cause your canvas to
degrade over time.
Maintaining a good appearance
• After each use, especially if used in salt
water areas, rinse the canvas completely
with fresh cold water.
On a regular basis
Cleaning Your Instrument Gauges
• Brush off any loose dirt, pollen, etc.
When gauges are exposed to a saltwater environment,
salt crystals may form on the bezel and plastic covers.
Remove the salt crystals with a soft damp cloth.
Clean with a mild household detergent or plastic
cleaner.
•
Hose down with fresh cold water and clean
with a mild solution of a natural soap in
lukewarm water (maximum 100°F / 38°C).
•
Allow the canvas to soak. DO NOT ALLOW
THE SOAP TO DRY.
Never use abrasives or rough, dirty cloths to clean
plastic parts. A mild household detergent or plastic
cleaner should be used. Wipe clean with a damp
chamois.
•
Rinse thoroughly with fresh water.
•
Let the canvas dry completely. DO NOT
store any of the canvas pieces while wet.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MERCURY MARINE
CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-920-929-5040
The effects of ultraviolet light can sometimes be
reduced by chemical treatment of canvas items.
Consult your Boston Whaler® dealer or check your
canvas manufacturer’s manual BEFORE using any
chemical treatments on your canvas.
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Cleaning Stubborn Stains
Cleaning Acrylic Windscreen
Soak fabric for approximately twenty minutes in
a mild solution consisting of no more than 1/2
cup (4 oz.) of bleach and 1/4 cup (2 oz.) of natural
soap per gallon of lukewarm water (not to exceed
100° F / 38° C).
• Rinse windscreen thoroughly with clear water
to remove any dust, dirt particles, salt water
or environmental agents before applying
cleaning products.
Use your bare hand, with plenty of water, to
feel and dislodge any stuck-on dirt or foreign
particles.
Rinse thoroughly in cold water several times.Allow
the fabric to air dry completely.
This should be done frequently to
avoid build up of salt water, dirt and
other environmental contaminants.
NOTICE
Failure to remove all of the soap solution can
cause deterioration of seams and prevent fabric
from proper retreating.
• Using a soft non-abrasive cloth, wash windows
inside and out with a mild soap (Woolite,
Joy, Palmolive, etc.) and water solution.
Rinse completely with cool water.
Retreat the fabric using an air curing product such
as 303 High Tech Fabric Guard to ensure water and
stain repellency.
All canvas should be stored flat or rolled in a clean,
dry space.
Maintaining Zippers and Hardware
Lubricate zippers and fasteners periodically with a
clear silicone spray. In the absence of silicone spray,
a wax candle can be used to lubricate the zipper
track.
Replace any missing fasteners or any fasteners
showing signs of corrosion.
NOTICE
DO NOT use petroleum based products, such as
petroleum jelly, on the zippers or fasteners.
DO NOT USE DETERGENTS.
• Blot dry with a soft cloth or chamois to
prevent water spots.
The use of a polycarbonate protective cleaner/
restorer is recommended to keep your acrylic scratch
resistant, clean and minimize the deteriorating effects
of sunlight.
NOTICE
Never use a dry cloth or duster or glass cleaning
solutions on acrylic.
DO NOT use solvents such as acetone, silicone
spray, benzine, carbon tetrachloride, fire
extinguisher fluid, dry cleaning fluid, lacquer
thinner, glass cleaning solution or harsh
detergents on acrylic.
The above substances will attack the surface
of the acrylic.
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Long Term Storage & Winterization
• Fog the engine while it is running. Spray until
it stalls.
Long periods of storage, winter lay-up and/or nonuse, common to boats, create unique problems. When
preparing to store a boat for extended periods of two
months or more it is best to make sure that the boat
and its systems are properly conditioned for such
extended periods of non-usage.
• Run fuel which has been treated with
conditioner and stabilizer through the
engine.
The guidelines presented on the following pages
give basic instructions on “winterizing” your boat
and boat systems. If inexperienced with the process
of winterization it is best to hire the services of a
professional.
In addition, always consult the owner’s manuals of
the various systems and equipment on your boat for
the manufacturer’s recommendations on winterizing
and long term storage.
Engine
!
CAUTION
Never start or run your outboard (even
momentarily) without having water circulating
through the cooling water intake holes in the
gear case. This will prevent damage to the
water pump (running dry) or overheating of
the engine.
Protecting your engine’s vital moving parts from
corrosion and rust caused by freezing of trapped
water or excessive condensation due to climatic
changes is very important. Freezing water in the
engine can cause extensive damage to the internal
moving parts. Internal engine parts can also be
affected by rust due to lack of proper lubrication
• Replace the engine oil and filter, running the
engine to drain out as much old oil as
possible.
• Flush the engine with fresh water using flush
muffs or a similar device attached to the raw
water pickup.
•
Replace lower unit gear oil. Check for
moisture in old oil, a sign of deteriorating
seals.
•
Remove the prop and grease the shaft and
threads.
•
Treat all grease fittings with the recommended
lubricant.
•
Lightly lubricate the exterior of the engine or
polish with a good wax.
•
Check engine mount bolts. Ensure that they
are torqued to 55 ft/lbs.
In addition, be sure to follow all recommendations in
your engine manufacturers operation manual.
Fuel System
Tank(s), hoses, and fuel pumps should be treated to
help prevent the formation of varnish and gum.
Temperature extremes will cause condensation to
accumulate in an empty or partially filled fuel tank
leading to fuel contamination and/or premature wear
of your system.
Fill the tank completely (100%) full and add
fuel stabilizer and conditioner, following the
manufacturer’s recommendations, to provide fuel
stability and corrosion protection.
NOTICE
Pay particular attention to the information
provided in “Ethanol-Blended Fuel” in section
3 of this manual.
• Let all water drain from the engine.
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After Long Term Storage
At least annually, inspect your fuel system for leaks.
You should check the fuel tank area below the floor
for liquid fuel, or a stronge odor of gasoline before
each outing, but at least once a year you should
open each access port to any of the fuel system
components to inspect them for leakage. If any
leakage or seeping of fuel around any fuel system
fitting is found, or there is a strong odor of gasoline,
DO NOT turn on or off any electrical appliances or
attempt to start your boat; open all hatches to allow
the compartment to ventilate, and call a qualified
service/repair person for inspection and repair of the
leak before using your boat.
Electrical System
• Check all connections and tighten if
necessary.
•
Spray all connections with an anti-corrosion
spray.
NOTICE
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for
long term storage of your battery(s).
Deck
Clean the deck with soap, hot water and a stiff brush
to clean up any oil spills.
Drainage
It is important to raise the bow of the boat enough
to allow for proper drainage of water from the deck
and bilge area. Make sure all the drainage fittings are
clear and free of debris and plugs are removed. Store
the engine in an upright position to promote adequate
drainage of water.
Avoid Loss
Remove any valuables or anything that can be easily
removed from the boat such as electronics, lines,
PFDs, fenders, cushions, etc. and store at home.
Battery
NOTICE
Remove battery from boat and store in a cool,
dry location. Periodically check the battery
during storage.
• Disconnect the battery cables (negative
cable first).
Cover
When covering your boat it is best to use a frame of
either aluminum or wood to keep the cover up. This
allows air to circulate and discourages water from
pooling on the cover.
NOTICE
• Remove the battery from the boat.
• Clean the terminal ends of the cables and battery
teminals with a solution of baking soda and
water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
• Apply a coat of grease on the terminal ends of
the cables and the battery terminals.
• Store the battery in a cool, dry area.
• Use a trickle charger to keep the battery
charged or charge the battery every
30-60 days.
DO NOT USE a bimini top in lieu of a cover.
Damage and aging will occur while providing
no protection for your boat.
Vents along the entire length of the cover will allow
condensation to escape. Placing a series of foam
pads between the hull and cover will also aid in air
circulation and reduce condensation.
To help keep your boat dry and mildew free, consider
placing commercial odor and moisture absorbing
products in the boat under the cover.
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Trailer Storage
Repeatedly immersing the trailer in water during boat
launching can cause a variety of problems. Water
seeping into the wheel hubs will cause the grease to
emulsify and can prematurely corrode the bearings.
Check with the trailer manufacturer for scheduled
maintenence of your trailer.
Used antifreeze or any winterization fluids, should
not be disposed of into sanitary sewers or publicly
owned treatment plants.
Persons who have any questions regarding recycling
antifreeze or other toxic fluids should write or call
their state’s EPA office.
Reinforcement Locations
Your boat has been manufactured with reinforcement
in various locations throughout the deck.
Environment
Antifreeze and other winterizing fluids can be toxic to
aquatic life and cause harmful effects to plant life.
Improper disposal of, or spillage of antifreeze and/
or any winterization fluids can cause environmental
problems when allowed to empty into waterways or
on the ground. Furthermore, it is illegal, punishable
at minimum by fines.
Reinforcement Location Diagram
In the event you wish to add equipment to your
boat which requires you to penetrate the deck with
fasteners, the diagram below illustrates the size,
location and type of the reinforcement available. The
chart below provides a description of the material and
recommended fasteners to secure your equipment.
!
CAUTION
DO NOT attempt to secure equipment in any
location other than those that are illustrated.
26.25"
40"
Reinforcement
Construction
Equipment weight
Fastener Type*
Plywood
Standard boatbuilding material
Light
Self-tapping screws
Trevira
Thick spunbound polyester fabric
Light
Sheet Metal screws
Sparalloy
High density plastic
Medium
Self-tapping screws
Phenolic**
Fiberglass reinforced composite board
Heavy
Drill & Tap
* In all cases it is recommended to drill and countersink a pilot hole to prevent damage to the gelcoat surface.
**Also known as Whaleboard
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Section 5 • Care & Maintenance
Fill out the log below after scheduled service or maintenance is performed.
MAINTENANCE LOG
DATE
ENGINE
HOURS
SERVICED
BY
MAINTENANCE PERFORMED
NOTES
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