Meridian Yachts | 490 | Specifications | Meridian Yachts 490 Specifications

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Part Number
1882669
CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Welcome Aboard!
Chapter 3: Propulsion & Related Systems
Dimensions & Tank Capacities 1
Engines 34
Dealer Service 1
Engine Cooling System 34
Warranty Information 1
Exhaust System 35
Boating Experience 2
Bilge Blower Systems 36
Qualified Maintenance 2
Fuel System 37
Structural Limitations 2
Engine & Accessory Guidelines & Literature 3
Propellers 3
Safety Standards 4
Special Care for Moored Yachts 5
Sacrificial Anodes (Zincs) 5
Fuel Fills & Vents 38
Fuel Filter/Water Separators 38
Shaft-Transmission Alignment 38
Shaft Log Packless Sealing System 38
Chapter 4: Controls & Gauges
Hydraulic Steering System 39
Yacht Lifting 6
Rudder Stuffing Gland 39
Carbon Monoxide (CO) 7
Shift/Throttle Controls 39
CO Facts 7
Factors that Increase the Effects of CO Poisoning 7
Where & How CO Can Accumulate 8
How To Protect Yourself & Others From CO 8
CO Checklists 9
CO Monitors 10
More Information 10
Chapter 2: Locations
Exterior Views 11
Hull Views 11
Forward Deck View 12
Aft Deck View 13
Helm Views 14
Pilothouse Helm Station 14
Command Bridge Helm Station 15
Component Locations 16
Compass 39
Engine Synchronization (If Equipped) 40
Trim Tabs 40
Gauges 40
Cleaning the Gauges 40
Gauge Fogging 40
Radio Transmission Interference 40
Twin Engine Readings 40
Fuel Gauges 40
Chapter 6: Plumbing
Bilge Pumps 41
Bilge Pump Testing 42
Autofloat Switches 42
Seawater Systems 43
Seacocks 43
Seawater Strainers 43
Seawater Washdown 44
Freshwater System 45
City Water Inlet 46
Freshwater System Winterization 47
Water Heater 48
Winterizing the Water Heater 49
Preparing the Water Heater for Use
After Yacht Storage 50
Drain Systems 51
Deck Drains 51
Gray Water Drain System 51
Sump Pump Drain System 51
Sump Box Cleaning 51
Sump System Winterization 51
Autofloat Switch 52
Marine Heads & Holding Tank 53
Vacuum Flush Head System 53
Macerator 53
Chapter 7: Deck Equipment
Cleats 54
Windlass 54
Radar Wing 54
Davit 55
Important Davit Operation Guidelines 56
Dinghy Launching & Retrieving 56
Davit & Dinghy Storage 58
Davit Maintenance Guidelines 59
Canvas & Vinyl Tops & Enclosures 60
Canvas Care 61
Clear Vinyl Care 62
Chapter 8: Appliances &
Entertainment Systems
Refrigerator 63
Range/Oven 63
Audio & Visual Equipment 64
Dockside Television &
Telephone Inlet 64
Chapter 9: Lights
Care & Maintenance 65
Interior & Exterior Lights 65
Navigation Lights 65
Spotlight 65
Chapter 10: Air Conditioning & Heating
Air Conditioner (If Equipped) 66
Electric Heaters 67
Chapter 11: Electrical Systems
12-Volt DC System 69
Batteries 69
Battery Switches 69
Emergency Battery Parallel Switch 70
Fuses & Circuit Breakers 70
12-Volt DC Accessory Outlet 71
Alternators 71
Battery Charger 71
110-Volt AC System 72
Shore Power 73
Connecting to Shore Power 74
Generator 75
Important Records 76
Float Plan 77
Hazard Boxes & Symbols
The hazard boxes and symbols shown below are used throughout this supplement to call attention to potentially dangerous situations which could lead to either personal injury or product damage. Read all warnings carefully and follow all safety instructions.
!
DANGER!
This box alerts you to immediate hazards which WILL cause severe personal injury or death if
the warning is ignored.
WARNING!
!
This box alerts you to hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal
injury or death if the warning is ignored.
!
CAUTION
This box alerts you to hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal
injury or cause product or property damage if the warning is ignored.
NOTICE
This box calls attention to installation, operation or maintenance information, which is important to proper operation but is not hazard related.
FIRE
HAZARD!
EXPLOSION
HAZARD!
FALLING
HAZARD!
NO OPEN
FLAME!
ROTATING
PROPELLER HAZARD!
ELECTRICAL
HAZARD!
HOT
HAZARD!
RUN BILGE BLOWERS
FOR 4 MINUTES!
CO POISONING
HAZARD!
490 Pilothouse • Owner’s Manual
Chapter 1: Welcome Aboard!
• This Owner’s Manual provides specific information about your yacht that is not covered in the Cruiser & Yacht
Owner’s Manual Supplement.
• The Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual Supplement contains general information about safe operating practices,
general boating regulations, and general maintenance techniques. Information that is more specific to your particular yacht is found in this Owner’s Manual.
• Before using your yacht, study this Owner’s Manual, the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual Supplement, and all
engine and accessory literature carefully. If similar instructions are found in more than one manual, always refer to
the specific manufacturer’s manual (such as the engine manual) for the most complete and accurate information.
• Keep this Owner’s Manual and the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual Supplement on your yacht in a secure, yet
readily available place.
Dimensions & Tank Capacities
Overall
Length
Length
Rigged
Bridge
Clearance
Beam
Draft
(Hull)
Draft
(Maximum)
Fuel
Capacity
Freshwater
Capacity
Holding Tank
Capacity
47' 4"
54' 0"
18' 2"
14' 11"
2' 11"
3' 4"
444 Gallons
200 Gallons
48 Gallons
Dealer Service
•
•
•
•
•
•
Your dealer is your key to service.
Ask your dealer to explain all systems before taking delivery of your yacht.
Contact your dealer if you have any questions or problems with your new yacht.
If your dealer cannot help, call our customer service hotline: 360-403-2198 or send us a FAX: 360-403-1158.
Buy replacement parts from any authorized Meridian dealer.
You can access on-line parts catalogs, links to vendor websites, and other helpful features by logging on
to www.meridianyachtparts.com.
Warranty Information
• Meridian offers a Limited Warranty on each new Meridian purchased through an authorized Meridian dealer.
• A copy of the Limited Warranty was included in your owner’s packet.
• If you did not get a copy of the Limited Warranty, please contact your Meridian dealer or call 360-403-2198 for
a copy.
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Boating Experience
!
WARNING!
CONTROL HAZARD!
An experienced operator MUST be in control of your yacht at ALL times. Do NOT operate
your yacht while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If this is your first yacht or if you are changing to a type of yacht you are not familiar with, for your own comfort and
safety, get handling and operating experience before assuming command of your yacht.
Take one of the boating safety classes offered by the U.S. Power Squadrons or the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
For more course information, including dates and locations of upcoming classes, contact the organizations directly:
• U.S. Power Squadrons: 1-888-FOR-USPS (1-888-367-8777) or on the Internet at: http://www.usps.org
• In Canada, for the CPS courses call 1-888-CPS-BOAT.
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 1-800-368-5647 or on the Internet at: http://www.cgaux.org
Outside the United States, your Meridian dealer, national sailing federation, or local boat club can advise you of local
sea schools or competent instructors.
Qualified Maintenance
!
WARNING!
To maintain the safety of your yacht, allow ONLY trained personnel to do work on, or change,
in any way, the:
• Steering system
• Propulsion system
• Engine control system
• Fuel system
• Environmental control system
• Electrical system
• Navigation system
• Failure to maintain your yacht’s systems (listed in the warning above) as designed could violate the laws in your
jurisdiction and could expose you and other people to the danger of bodily injury or accidental death.
• Follow the instructions in this Owner’s Manual, the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual Supplement, the engine
owner’s manual, and all accessory literature.
Structural Limitations
The bow platform, swim platform, and command bridge are designed to be lightweight for proper yacht balance. The
load limit for these structures is 30 pounds per square foot, evenly distributed.
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Engine & Accessory Guidelines & Literature
NOTICE
BEFORE starting or working on your engine(s), read the engine manual.
NOTICE
BEFORE using the accessories on your yacht, read the accessory manuals.
NOTICE
BEFORE storing your yacht, refer to your engine and accessory manuals for storage/
winterization instructions.
NOTICE
Certain modifications to your yacht WILL result in cancellation of your warranty protection.
ALWAYS check with your dealer BEFORE making any modifications to your yacht.
• Your yacht’s engines and accessories were selected to provide optimum performance and service.
• Installing different engines or adding accessories may affect your yacht’s running trim.
• If you choose to install different engines or add accessories that may affect your yacht’s running trim, have a
trained marine technician do a safety inspection and handling test before using your yacht again.
• The engines and accessories on your yacht have their own manuals. Read these manuals before using the engines
and accessories.
Unless noted otherwise, all engine and accessory literature referred to in this Owner’s Manual is included in your
owner’s packet.
While the topics listed below may be included in this Owner’s Manual and in the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual
Supplement, always refer to the engine manual first for specific information on these important subjects:
• Engine Break-in Procedure
• Fuel and Oil Recommendations
• Engine Starting and Stopping
• Engine Maintenance
• Gear Shifting
• Engine Storage/Winterization
Propellers
!
CAUTION
ENGINE DAMAGE HAZARD!
The factory standard propellers may not be the best for your particular yacht and load conditions. Refer to the engine manual for engine RPM ratings. The engines should reach, but NOT
exceed the full rated RPM when full-throttle is applied.
Immediately contact your local Meridian dealer if:
• The engines cannot reach the full rated RPM when full-throttle is applied, or;
• The engines exceed the full rated RPM when full-throttle is applied.
• Keep the propellers in good repair and at the correct pitch for your particular situation.
• A slightly bent or nicked propeller will adversely affect the performance of your yacht.
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Safety Standards
!
DANGER!
FALLING and ROTATING PROPELLER HAZARD!
• NEVER allow anyone to ride on parts of your yacht NOT designed for
such use.
• Sitting on seat backs, lounging on the forward deck, bow riding, gunwale riding or occupying the transom platform while underway is especially hazardous and
WILL cause personal injury or death.
!
DANGER!
FALLING, ROTATING PROPELLER and CARBON
MONOXIDE POISONING HAZARD!
• NEVER allow anyone to occupy, or hang from, the
back deck or swim platform while the engines
are running.
• Teak surfing, dragging, or water skiing within 20 feet
of a moving watercraft can be fatal.
!
DANGER!
DANGER
PERSONAL SAFETY HAZARD!
• ALWAYS secure the anchor and other loose objects BEFORE getting underway.
• The anchor and other items that are NOT properly secured can come loose when your yacht
is moving and cause personal injury or death.
!
WARNING!
A wide variety of components used on this vessel contain or emit chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm.
Examples Include:
• Engine and generator exhaust
• Engine and generator fuel, and other liquids such as coolants and oil, especially used
motor oil
• Cooking fuels
• Cleaners, paints, and substances used for vessel repair
• Waste materials that result from wear of vessel components
• Lead from battery terminals and from other sources such as ballast or fishing sinkers
To Avoid Harm:
• Keep away from engine, generator, and cooking fuel exhaust fumes.
• Wash exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water after handling the substances above.
• Your yacht’s mechanical and electrical systems were designed to meet safety standards in effect at the time it
was built.
• Some of these standards were mandated by law, and all of them were designed to insure your safety and the safety
of other people, vessels and property.
Read this Owner’s Manual, the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual Supplement, and all accessory instructions for
important safety standards and hazard information.
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Special Care for Moored Yachts
• Whether moored in saltwater or freshwater, your yacht will collect marine growth on its hull bottom.
• This will detract from your yacht’s beauty, greatly affect its performance, and may damage the gel coat.
• There are two methods of slowing marine growth:
1. Periodically haul your yacht out of the water and scrub the hull bottom with a bristle brush and a solution of soap
and water.
2. Occasionally reapply the anti-fouling paint on your hull bottom. How often your hull needs new anti-fouling
paint depends on many factors. Ask your selling dealer or local marina for advice.
Sacrificial Anodes (Zincs)
NOTICE
• Do NOT paint between the zinc and the metal surface it contacts and do NOT paint over
the zincs.
• If the zincs are not bonded correctly, they will NOT provide protection.
Your yacht features sacrificial anodes (zincs) to protect
underwater metal parts from excessive deterioration. Check
the zincs regularly and replace them if they have deteriorated more than 70%.
There are many factors that affect the rate at which the zincs
deteriorate, including:
• Water temperature
• Salinity
• Water pollution
• Stray electrical current
Stray electrical current from your yacht, another boat, or the
dock may cause complete deterioration of the zincs in just a
few weeks. If there is rapid zinc deterioration, measure the
electrolytic corrosion around your yacht with a corrosion
test meter.
NEW SACRIFICIAL ANODE
DETERIORATED SACRIFICIAL ANODE
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Yacht Lifting
WARNING!
!
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Lifting slings can slip on the hull, which could cause serious injury or death.
• Reduce the risk of sling slippage by ALWAYS securing the lifting slings together
BEFORE lifting.
!
WARNING!
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
NEVER lift your yacht using the cleats.
WARNING!
!
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Water in the bilge can shift and change the balance of the load.
• If water is present in the bilge, pump the water out of the bilge areas BEFORE lifting
your yacht.
!
CAUTION
PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
• When lifting any boat, ALWAYS use a spreader bar.
• The spreader bar MUST be equal to the width of the boat at each lifting point.
• Make sure your yacht remains level during lifting. Engines can be damaged by water ingestion if the stern is lifted higher than the bow.
• Always follow the lift equipment’s instructions and requirements.
• When lifting your yacht, always position the lifting slings at the port and starboard lifting sling label positions, as
shown in the illustration.
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Carbon Monoxide (CO)
!
DANGER!
• Carbon monoxide gas (CO) is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and extremely
dangerous.
• ALL engines, generators, and fuel burning appliances produce CO as
exhaust.
• Prolonged exposure to low concentrations or very quick exposure to high
concentrations WILL cause BRAIN DAMAGE or DEATH.
• Teak surfing, dragging, or water skiing within 20 feet of a moving watercraft can be fatal.
CO Facts
• CO poisoning causes a significant number of boating deaths each year.
• Called the "silent killer", CO is an extremely toxic, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas.
• CO can harm or even kill you inside or outside your yacht.
• CO can affect you whether you’re underway, moored, or anchored.
• CO symptoms are similar to seasickness or alcohol intoxication.
• CO can make you sick in seconds. In high enough concentrations, even a few breaths can be fatal.
• Breathing CO blocks the ability of your blood to carry oxygen.
• The effects are cumulative. Even low levels of exposure can result in injury or death.
Factors that Increase the Effects of CO Poisoning
• Age
• Smokers or people exposed to high concentrations of cigarette smoke
• Consumption of alcohol
• Lung disorders
• Heart problems
• Pregnancy
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Where & How CO Can Accumulate
Stationary conditions that increase CO accumulations include:
A. Using engine,
generator, or
other fuel
burning device
when yacht is
moored in a
confined
space.
B. Mooring too close to another boat that is using its
engine, generator, or other fuel burning device.
To correct stationary situations A and/or B:
• Close all windows, portlights and hatches.
• If possible, move your yacht away from source of CO.
Running conditions that increase CO accumulations include:
C. Running yacht with trim angle of bow too high.
D. Running yacht without through ventilation
(station wagon effect).
To correct running situations C and/or D:
• Trim bow down.
• Open windows and canvas.
• When possible, run yacht so that prevailing winds help dissipate exhaust.
How To Protect Yourself & Others From CO
• Know where and how CO may accumulate in and around your yacht (see above).
• Always maintain fresh air circulation throughout your yacht.
• Know where your engine and generator exhaust outlets are located and keep everyone away from these areas.
• Never sit on, or hang onto, the back deck or swim platform while the engines or generator are running.
• Never enter the areas under swim platforms where exhaust outlets are located.
• Although CO can be present without the smell of exhaust fumes, if exhaust fumes are detected on your yacht, take
immediate action to dissipate these fumes.
• Treat symptoms of seasickness as possible CO poisoning. Get the person into fresh air immediately. Seek medical
attention—unless you’re sure it’s not CO.
• Maintain the CO monitors inside your yacht. NEVER ignore any alarm. Replace monitors as recommended by the
monitor manufacturer.
• Follow the checklists provided on the next page.
• Get a Vessel Safety Check.
For information about free VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS, visit www.vesselsafetycheck.org or contact your local U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary or United States Power Squadrons®.
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 1-800-368-5647 or on the Internet at: http://www.cgaux.org
• U.S. Power Squadrons: 1-888-FOR-USPS (1-888-367-8777) or on the Internet at: http://www.usps.org
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CO Checklists
Trip Checklist
❏ Educate all passengers about the symptoms of CO poisoning and where CO may accumulate.
❏ When docked, or rafted with another boat, be aware of exhaust emissions from the other boats.
❏ Make sure you know where the exhaust outlets are located on your yacht.
❏ Confirm that water flows from the exhaust outlets when the engines and generator are started.
❏ Listen for any change in exhaust sound, which could mean an exhaust component failure.
❏ Test the operation of each CO monitor by pressing the test button.
Monthly Checklist
❏ Make sure all exhaust clamps are in place and secure.
❏ Look for exhaust leaking from exhaust system components. Signs include rust and/or black streaking, water
leaks, or corroded or cracked fittings.
❏ Inspect rubber exhaust hoses for burned, cracked, or deteriorated sections. All rubber hoses should be pliable and
free of kinks.
Annual Checklist
Have a Trained Marine Technician:
❏ Replace exhaust hoses if cracking, charring, or deterioration is found.
❏ Ensure that your engines and generators are properly tuned, and well maintained.
❏ Inspect each water pump impeller and the water pump housing. Replace if worn. Make sure cooling systems are
in working condition.
❏ Inspect all metallic exhaust components for cracking, rusting, leaking, or loosening. Make sure they check the
cylinder head gasket, exhaust manifold, water injection elbow, and the threaded adapter nipple between the
manifold and the elbow.
❏ Clean, inspect, and confirm proper operation of the generator cooling water anti-siphon valve (if equipped).
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CO Monitors
!
DANGER!
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING HAZARD!
• The house battery switch MUST be in the On position for the CO monitors
to work.
• If your yacht will be unattended for an extended period of time, turn Off the
house battery switch or the CO monitors WILL drain the house battery.
• IMMEDIATELY turn the house battery switch back On when you reboard
your yacht.
• NEVER disconnect the CO monitors.
• Read the manufacturer’s instructions for your CO monitors. If you did not get the manufacturer’s instructions,
call (800) 383-0269 and they will be mailed to you.
More Information
For more information about preventing carbon monoxide poisoning on recreational boats and other boating safety
tips, contact:
United States Coast Guard
Office of Boating Safety (G-OPB-3)
2100 Second Street SW
Washington, DC 20593
www.uscgboating.org
1-800-368-5647
National Marine Manufacturers
Association (NMMA)
200 East Randolph Drive
Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601-9301
www.nmma.org
312-946-6200
American Boat & Yacht Council,
Inc. (ABYC)
613 Third Street
Suite 10
Annapolis, MD 21403
www.abycinc.org
410-990-4460
For information about free VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS, visit www.vesselsafetycheck.org or contact your local U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary or United States Power Squadrons®.
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 1-800-368-5647 or on the Internet at: http://www.cgaux.org
• U.S. Power Squadrons: 1-888-FOR-USPS (1-888-367-8777) or on the Internet at: http://www.usps.org
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Exterior Views
Hull Views
ENGINE ROOM
BLOWER VENT
VENTILATION
LOUVER
HOLDING
TANK VENT
STARBOARD FUEL
TANK VENT
ANCHOR LOCKER
DRAIN
PORTLIGHTS
STARBOARD HULLSIDE
MULTI-PORT THRU-HULL DRAINS:
MID BILGE PUMPS, FORWARD BILGE
PUMPS, SUMP PUMP, AFT HEAD SHOWER
DECK
DRAIN
FRESHWATER
TANK VENTS
PORTLIGHTS
PORT FUEL
TANK VENT
AIR CONDITIONER
DRAINS (IF EQUIPPED)
ROPE
LOCKER DRAIN
VENTILATION
LOUVER
ENGINE ROOM
BLOWER VENT
PORT HULLSIDE
AIR CONDITIONER
DRAIN (IF EQUIPPED)
GENERATOR
EXHAUST
GALLEY SINK
WATER
DRAIN
HEATER DRAIN
WASHER/DRYER DRAIN
PORT COCKPIT
HATCH DRAIN
DECK
DRAIN
AFT BILGE
PUMPS DRAINS
STARBOARD COCKPIT
HATCH DRAIN
CENTER COCKPIT
HATCH DRAINS
PORT COCKPIT
DRAIN
STARBOARD
COCKPIT DRAIN
TRANSOM
PORT ENGINE
EXHAUST
STARBOARD
ENGINE EXHAUST
TRIM TABS
SACRIFICIAL
ZINC ANODE
PLATE
TRIM TABS
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Forward Deck View
HORN
ALL-ROUND LIGHT
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
DECK RAIL
DECK RAIL
BOW HATCHES
BOW HATCHES
ANCHOR WINDLASS
CLEAT
CLEAT
ANCHOR LOCKER
BOW RAIL
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BOW
PLATFORM
BOW
NAVIGATION LIGHTS
SPOTLIGHT
WINDLASS
FOOT CONTROLS
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Aft Deck View
COCKPIT
STORAGE HATCH
STERN
NAVIGATION LIGHT
GRAB RAILS
HAWSE
PIPE
CLEAT
GRAB RAIL
TRANSOM
DOOR
BOARDING
LADDER
SWIM
PLATFORM
CITY WATER
INLET
CLEAT
HAWSE PIPE
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Helm Views
Pilothouse Helm Station
NOTE: TYPICAL HELM LAYOUTS SHOWN. ACTUAL LAYOUTS MAY
VARY DEPENDING ON ENGINE AND ACCESSORY OPTIONS.
STARBOARD ENGINE
TEMPERATURE
PORT ENGINE
TEMPERATURE
PORT ENGINE
TACHOMETER
STARBOARD ENGINE
TACHOMETER
PORT ENGINE
OIL PRESSURE
STARBOARD ENGINE
OIL PRESSURE
PORT ENGINE
VOLTMETER
STARBOARD ENGINE
VOLTMETER
RUDDER
REFERENCE
PORT
FUEL TANK
GAUGE
PANEL
STARBOARD
FUEL TANK
SHIFT/THROTTLE
CONTROL
COMPASS
AIR CONDITIONER
CONTROL
(IF EQUIPPED)
ENGINE
PREHEAT
BILGE
BLOWER
WIPERS
ACCESSORY
WINDSHIELD
LIGHTS
WASHER
SWITCH
PANEL
SPOTLIGHT
CONTROL
PANEL
HORN
TRIM TABS
IGNITION
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PARALLEL
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Command Bridge Helm Station
NOTE: TYPICAL HELM LAYOUTS SHOWN. ACTUAL LAYOUTS
MAY VARY DEPENDING ON ENGINE AND ACCESSORY OPTIONS.
PORT ENGINE
OIL PRESSURE
PORT ENGINE
VOLTMETER
PORT ENGINE
TACHOMETER
PORT ENGINE
TEMPERATURE
COMPASS
STARBOARD
ENGINE
TACHOMETER
STARBOARD
ENGINE
OIL PRESSURE
STARBOARD ENGINE
TEMPERATURE
STARBOARD ENGINE
VOLTMETER
PORT
FUEL TANK
STARBOARD
FUEL TANK
SPOTLIGHT
CONTROL
PANEL
SHIFT/
THROTTLE
CONTROL
RUDDER
REFERENCE
BATTERY PARALLEL
SWITCH
TRIM TAB
PANEL
IGNITION
PANEL
SWITCH
PANEL
LIGHTS
DIMMER
DEPTH
FINDER
BILGE PUMPS
BILGE
BLOWER
HORN
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Component Locations
12-Volt DC Accessory Outlet:
Located on the port side of the
pilothouse helm dash.
12-VOLT DC
OUTLET
12-Volt DC Circuit Breakers:
• The 12-volt DC main distribution panel is
located in the electrical cabinet on the starboard side of the pilothouse.
• The 12-volt DC main circuit breakers and
standby-load push-to-reset circuit breakers are
located on the battery management panel.
12-VOLT DC MAIN
DISTRIBUTION PANEL
ELECTRICAL CABINET
BATTERY MANAGEMENT PANEL
12-VOLT DC STAND-BY
LOAD PUSH-TO-RESET
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
12-VOLT DC MAIN
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
110-Volt AC & 12-Volt DC Master
Panels: Located inside the electrical
cabinet on the starboard side of
the pilothouse.
ELECTRICAL
CABINET
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Air Conditioner Sea
water Intake Seacock
(If Equipped):
• Located in the engine
room, forward of the
port engine.
• Access through the
salon center floor hatch.
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NOTE: SHOWN WITH PLASTIC FLOOR COVERING
NOTE: VALVE SHOWN
IN OPEN POSITION
PORT ENGINE
SEAWATER INTAKE
SEACOCK
CENTER FLOOR HATCH
Air Conditioners (3 total)
(If Equipped):
• One is located inside the port bunk
hatch in the forward stateroom.
PORT BUNK HATCH
• One is located under the pilothouse
lounge’s aft seat cushion.
AFT SEAT
CUSHION
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• One is located under the pilothouse dash.
• Access through the ceiling panel in the
forward stateroom doorway.
NOTE: Panel will either be secured with velcro or screws. If four screw caps are visible,
remove them and then use a phillips screwdriver to remove the screws.
NOTE: PANEL SHOWN
SECURED WITH SCREWS
CEILING PANEL
FORWARD STATEROOM
ENTRY DOOR
Batteries (6 Total):
• All batteries
except the house
batteries are
located on the
starboard side of
the lazarette.
• The house batteries are located on
the port side of the
lazarette.
NOTE: There are
two batteries inside
the house battery
box.
PORT COCKPIT HATCH
STARBOARD COCKPIT HATCH
AFT
AFT
HOUSE BATTERY BOX
BATTERIES
Battery Charger: Located in the port aft corner of the
engine room.
BATTERY
CHARGER
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Battery Management Panel (Battery Switches):
Located inside the cabinet in the port aft corner
of the salon.
BATTERY
MANAGEMENT PANEL
Bilge Pumps (6 total):
• Two are located in the bilge under the engine
room floor hatch.
AFT BILGE PUMPS
& AUTOFLOAT SWITCH
ENGINE ROOM
FLOOR HATCH
• Two are located in the utility room bilge.
• Access the utility room bilge by lifting the top
step of the salon stairs.
MID BILGE PUMPS
& AUTOFLOAT SWITCH
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• Two are located under the bottom step of the
salon stairs.
• Access by lifting off the top of the step.
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FORWARD BILGE PUMP
& AUTOFLOAT SWITCH
NOTE: The run-dry pump is not controlled by a
float switch. It is controlled by the forward
bilge pump switch at the helm.
RUN-DRY
BILGE PUMP
City Water Inlet: Located on the transom above the swim
step platform.
CITY WATER INLET
CO Monitors (4 total):
• One is located on the forward ceiling in
the aft guest stateroom.
AFT GUEST STATEROOM
CO MONITOR
MIRROR
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• One is located on the port side of the hanging locker in the mid guest stateroom.
MID GUEST STATEROOM
CO MONITOR
• One is located in the forward stateroom, on
the aft ceiling above the starboard cabinet.
FORWARD STATEROOM
CO MONITOR
STARBOARD CABINET
• One is located on the port wall above the salon stairs.
REFRIGERATOR
SALON
CO MONITOR
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Engine Cooling System
Seawater Intake Seacocks: Located at the aft
end of the engine room
bilge.
NOTE: VALVES ARE
SHOWN IN OPEN
POSITIONS.
GENERATOR
SEAWATER INTAKE
SEACOCKS
Engine Room: Access through the center
floor hatch in the salon.
NOTE: IMAGE SHOWN WITH PLASTIC FLOOR COVERING
CENTER
FLOOR HATCH
Freshwater Fill Deck Fittings
(2 Total): Located on the port
side of the forward deck.
FRESHWATER FILL
DECK FITTINGS
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Freshwater Pump: Located on the port side
of the utility room, aft of the water heater.
WATER HEATER
FRESHWATER PUMP
Freshwater Pump Switch: Located on the 12-volt
DC main distribution panel.
12-VOLT DC MAIN DISTRIBUTION PANEL
FRESHWATER
PUMP SWITCH
Freshwater Tanks (2 Total):
• Both are located under the forward stateroom bunk.
• Access the forward tank through the
forward bunk hatch.
• Access the aft tank through the hatch inside
the starboard aft bunk hatch.
FORWARD
BUNK HATCH
STARBOARD AFT
BUNK HATCH
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Fuel Fill Deck Fittings:
Located on the port and starboard deck trails.
FUEL FILL DECK
FITTING (TYPICAL
PORT & STARBOARD)
Fuel Shut-Off Valves (3 Total):
• Starboard Engine: Located in the starboard forward
corner of the utility room.
NOTE: VALVE IS
SHOWN IN OPEN
POSITION.
STARBOARD ENGINE
FUEL SHUT-OFF VALVE
• Port Engine: Located in the port aft corner of the
utility room.
NOTE: VALVE IS
SHOWN IN OPEN
POSITION.
PORT ENGINE FUEL
SHUT-OFF VALVE
• Generator: Located in the starboard aft corner of the
utility room.
NOTE: VALVE IS
SHOWN IN OPEN
POSITION.
GENERATOR FUEL
SHUT-OFF VALVE
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Fuel Tanks: Located on the port and
starboard sides of the utility room.
FUEL TANKS
AFT
Generator:
• Located in the lazarette.
• Access through the center cockpit floor hatch.
CENTER COCKPIT
FLOOR HATCH
Generator Seawater Intake Seacock: Located on the starboard side of the lazarette, forward of the batteries.
SEAWATER
INTAKE SEACOCK
BATTERIES
FORWARD
GENERATOR
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Heaters (Electric) (4 Total):
• One is located on the aft side of the
galley island in the salon.
• The control is located on the starboard side of the salon, above the
icemaker.
GALLEY ISLAND
SALON HEATER
ICEMAKER
HEATER CONTROL
• One is located above the bottom salon step on
the port side of the hallway.
HEATER CONTROL
CABIN HEATER
• One is located below the hanging locker on the port side of the
forward stateroom.
• The control is located on the
forward side of the cabinet forward of the port hanging locker.
CABINET
FORWARD STATEROOM HEATER
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HANGING LOCKER
HEATER
CONTROL
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• One is located under the
lounge seat walkway
cushion on the port side
of the pilothouse.
• The control is located
next to the command
bridge stairs on the port
wall.
PILOTHOUSE HEATER
WALKWAY CUSHION
COMMAND
BRIDGE STAIRS
HEATER CONTROL
Holding Tank: Located on the starboard side of the
engine room.
HOLDING
TANK
STARBOARD
ENGINE
Holding Tank Monitor: Located inside the
electrical cabinet on the starboard side of
the pilothouse.
HOLDING TANK MONITOR
ELECTRICAL CABINET
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Holding Tank Pump-out
Deck Fitting (marked
WASTE): Located aft of
the fuel fill deck fitting on
the starboard deck trail.
HOLDING TANK
PUMP-OUT
DECK FITTING
FUEL FILL
DECK FITTING
Hydraulic Steering Fluid Reservoir: Located on the
steering wheel column at each helm.
RESERVOIR
FLUID CAP
Lazarette: Access through the cockpit floor hatches.
COCKPIT FLOOR
HATCHES
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Macerator Switches: Located on the macerator panel inside the electrical cabinet on
the starboard side of the pilothouse.
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MACERATOR PANEL
MACERATOR
SWITCHES
Macerator Underwater Discharge Seacock: Located
forward of the starboard engine in the engine room.
ELECTRICAL CABINET
NOTE: VALVE IS SHOWN
IN THE OPEN POSITION.
STARBOARD ENGINE
MACERATOR UNDERWATER
DISCHARGE SEACOCK
Marine Head (Vacuum Flush) Vacuum Pumps
(2 Total):
• One is accessed through the sliding doors on the starboard side of the hallway.
SLIDING DOORS
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• One is accessed through the wall hatch on
the starboard aft side of the hallway.
NOTE: IMAGE SHOWN
WITH PLASTIC FLOOR
COVERING.
HALLWAY
WALL HATCH
Seawater Washdown Faucet: Located inside
the anchor locker on the starboard side of the
forward deck.
ANCHOR LOCKER
Seawater Washdown Intake
Seacock: Located in the port forward
area of the lazarette bilge.
SEAWATER WASHDOWN
INTAKE SEACOCK
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Seawater Washdown Pump Switch: Located on
the 12-volt DC main distribution panel.
12-VOLT DC MAIN DISTRIBUTION PANEL
SEAWATER WASHDOWN
PUMP SWITCH
Spotlight: Located on the bow platform.
SPOTLIGHT
Spotlight Control Panels (2 Total):
• One is located at the command
bridge helm.
COMMAND BRIDGE HELM
SPOTLIGHT
CONTROL
PANEL
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• One is located on the switch panel at the
pilothouse helm.
PILOTHOUSE HELM
SWITCH
PANEL
SPOTLIGHT
CONTROL
PANEL
Trim Tab Hydraulic Fluid Reservoir: Located on
the starboard aft wall in the lazarette.
TRIM TAB HYDRAULIC
FLUID RESERVOIR
Utility Room: Access the utility room by
lifting the top step of the salon stairs.
UTILITY ROOM
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Water Heater: Located in the port forward corner
of the utility room.
WATER HEATER
Windshield Wiper Fluid Reservoir: Located
under the port forward lounge cushion in the
pilothouse.
WIPER FLUID
RESERVOIR
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Engines
NOTICE
Read the engine manual BEFORE starting or working on your engines.
While the topics listed below may be included in this Owner’s Manual and in the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual
Supplement, always refer to the engine manual first for specific information on these important subjects:
• Engine Break-in Procedure
• Fuel and Oil Recommendations
• Engine Starting and Stopping
• Engine Maintenance
• Gear Shifting
• Engine Storage/Winterization
Engine Cooling System
!
WARNING!
FLOODING and SWAMPING HAZARD!
• Close the seacock(s) when leaving your yacht unattended for any length of time.
• If a seacock is left open, a hose failure could flood the bilge, swamp the batteries and the
engines, and even sink your yacht.
!
CAUTION
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Open the engine cooling system seacocks BEFORE starting the engines.
• Keep the engine cooling system seacocks Open while the engines are running.
Refer to the engine operation manual for cooling system details.
• Open the seawater intake
seacock for each engine
before starting the
engines.
• Keep the seacocks Open
while the engines are
running.
• Check the cooling system’s seawater strainers
for leaks and debris every
time you use your yacht.
• See the Seawater Systems section in Chapter 6
of this Owner’s Manual
for instructions about
cleaning the seawater
strainers.
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NOTE: VALVES SHOWN IN OPEN POSITION.
STARBOARD
SEAWATER
STRAINER
PORT
SEAWATER
STRAINER
AFT
SEAWATER INTAKE
SEACOCKS
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Exhaust System
!
DANGER!
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING HAZARD!
Leaking engine and/or generator exhaust is a source of dangerous carbon monoxide gas (CO).
• Check ALL exhaust systems BEFORE each trip.
• Look for leaks in the exhaust systems of the engines and the generator.
• Look for discoloration, water leaks, carbon or stains around ALL joints.
• Make sure ALL of the exhaust clamps are in place and secured.
• Make sure the ventilation systems work and are NOT obstructed or restricted.
• To reduce the chance of CO entering the living spaces, fill any gaps around engine room
plumbing, cableways, exhaust systems, doors, hatches, and access panels.
• Read the Carbon Monoxide (CO) section of Chapter 1 in this Owner’s Manual.
• Always consider the
sea conditions before
anchoring or shutting
Off the engines.
• The exhaust system
is designed to keep
seawater out of the
engines in most
sea conditions.
• However, do not
anchor the stern to
sea or shut the
engines Off if high
seas might flood the
exhaust system.
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Bilge Blower Systems
!
WARNING!
FIRE and EXPLOSION HAZARD!
Fuel vapors can explode! BEFORE starting the engines:
1. Check the bilge areas for fuel vapors or leaking fuel. If you see leaking fuel or smell
fuel vapors:
a. Do NOT start the engines or generator, do NOT turn On any electrical devices, put out
ALL cigarettes, cigars, and other sources of flame or ignition.
b. Get everyone off your yacht.
c. Get trained help to find and fix the problem.
2. Run the bilge blowers for at least four minutes BEFORE engine starting, generator starting,
electrical system work, or turning on electrical devices.
• If you smell fuel vapors and the engines and/or generator are already running;
a. Shut Off the engines and/or generator, and turn Off ALL electrical devices.
b. Put out ALL cigarettes, cigars, and other sources of flame or ignition.
c. Get trained help to find and fix the problem.
• NEVER obstruct or change the bilge blower system.
• The bilge blowers remove explosive fumes from the engine room
and lazarette bilge areas.
• Fresh air is drawn into these
compartments through the vents.
To make sure the bilge areas
are properly ventilated:
• Always run the bilge blowers for
at least four minutes before starting the engines or the generator.
• Use the "sniff test" to check the
bilge areas for fuel vapors before
starting the engines or
the generator.
• Continue to run the blowers until
your yacht has reached
cruising speed.
• Always run the blowers when
operating your yacht below
cruising speed.
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Fuel System
WARNING!
!
FIRE, EXPLOSION and OPEN FLAME HAZARD!
• It is very important that the fuel system be inspected thoroughly the first time it is filled and
at each subsequent filling.
• Read the fueling instructions in the engine operation manual and the Cruiser & Yacht
Owner’s Manual Supplement.
!
CAUTION
Avoid the storage or handling of gear near the fuel lines, fittings and tank.
NOTICE
• Air in the diesel supply system can stop an engine or severely restrict performance.
• If you suspect air in the fuel lines, refer to your engine operation manual for detailed
instructions on how to bleed the system.
NOTICE
Carefully read the fuel section of both the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual Supplement and the
engine operation manual, paying special attention to the subject of fuel recommendations.
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Fuel Fills & Vents
• The fuel fill deck fittings are marked DIESEL.
• If you have problems filling either fuel tank, see if the fuel fill hose or fuel tank vent hose is kinked or collapsed.
• If there are no visible signs of a problem, contact your local dealer.
Fuel Filter/Water Separators
NOTICE
Refer to the fuel filter/water separator manual for important service instructions.
Shaft-Transmission Alignment
!
CAUTION
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• If you suspect a shaft-transmission alignment problem, have a trained mechanic inspect the
alignment as soon as possible.
• Continued use may lead to premature engine, transmission, shaft, shaft seal and/or
hull damage!
Alignment between the engine transmission
output shaft and the propeller is critical. The
alignment was done at the factory and was
rechecked by the dealer after your yacht had
been in the water for 48 hours.
• Have a marine mechanic inspect the
alignment after the first 30 hours of operation. From then on, have the alignment
rechecked after every 60 hours of operation. At any time, if unusual noise or
vibration is noticed, have the alignment
inspected immediately.
• Shaft-transmission alignment should be
done by a marine mechanic since it
requires moving the engine and prop
shaft.
• To insure proper alignment after a haul
out or dry storage, wait 48 hours after
launching before final alignment adjustments by a marine mechanic are made.
Shaft Log Packless
Sealing System
Read the PSS Shaft Seal Installation
Instructions for maintenance and inspection
details.
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Hydraulic Steering System
• Your yacht features a hydraulic steering system.
• Check the fluid level in the hydraulic steering reservoir at each helm every time you use your yacht.
• Yacht steering is not self-centering.
Rudder Stuffing Gland
• The rudder stuffing gland is part of the assembly where the rudders emerge from the
bottom of your yacht.
• The rudder stuffing gland should not leak any water.
• If a leak develops, you can usually stop it by slightly tightening the stuffing gland nuts.
• Do not over tighten the stuffing gland nuts.
• If leakage becomes excessive, packing replacement can be done as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
DETAIL VIEW OF
TYPICAL RUDDER SYSTEM
TILLER ARM
UPPER
BEARING
SUPPORT
RUDDER
STUFFING
GLAND
Remove your yacht from the water.
Loosen the stuffing gland nuts and back the stuffing gland from the sleeve.
Remove the old packing.
Wrap new packing around the shaft.
Cut the rings with a razor blade at an angle approximately 30 degrees to the long axis of the shaft.
Stagger the ends of each ring around the shaft and insure that the rings are at the bottom in the sleeve.
Tighten the stuffing gland nuts until resistance is felt.
Shift/Throttle Controls
!
WARNING!
LOSS OF CONTROL HAZARD!
Improper maintenance of shift/throttle hardware may cause a sudden loss of control!
• Your yacht will have either mechanical or electronic shift/throttle controls. The operation of these two types of
controls varies. Make sure you know which type of controls your yacht has.
• Read all of the information about the shift/throttle controls in the shift/throttle controls’ manual, the engine operation manual, and the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual Supplement.
Compass
NOTICE
• Compass accuracy can be affected by many factors.
• Have a trained technician calibrate your compass.
• Make sure the technician gives you a deviation card which shows the corrections to apply in
navigational calculations.
• Keep a copy of the deviation card at each helm.
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Engine Synchronization (If Equipped)
Follow the instructions in the synchronization section of the shift/throttle controls’ manual.
Trim Tabs
• Before using the trim tabs, read the trim
tabs’ owner’s manual.
• The trim tabs are controlled by two rocker
switches at the helm.
• Check and refill the trim tab hydraulic
fluid reservoir as directed in the trim tabs’
owner’s manual. For the location of the
fluid reservoir, see the Component Locations section in Chapter 2 of this Owner’s
Manual.
COMMAND BRIDGE HELM
TYPICAL TRIM TAB
TRIM TAB SWITCHES
PILOTHOUSE HELM
TRANSOM
TRIM TAB
Gauges
Cleaning the Gauges
!
CAUTION
PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Use ONLY mild soap and water to clean the gauge lenses and bezels.
• Use of other cleaners, including common window cleaning solutions, may cause the lenses
to crack.
• Lenses cracked in this manner will NOT be covered by our warranty.
Gauge Fogging
• Moisture may occasionally find its way into the gauges causing lens fogging.
• Turning On the gauge lights will help dry the lenses.
• Fogging will not harm the gauges.
Radio Transmission Interference
VHF or other radio transmissions may cause brief erratic readings on the tachometers. This will not damage these
gauges or affect their accuracy when the radio is not transmitting.
Twin Engine Readings
It is normal for tachometers and other gauges to have slightly different readings between engines.
Fuel Gauges
It is normal for the pointers on your fuel gauges to bounce as fuel sloshes back and forth in the fuel tanks.
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Bilge Pumps
NOTICE
Discharge of oil, oil waste or fuel into navigable waters is prohibited by law. Violators are subject to legal action by the local authorities.
•Your yacht has
several bilge
pumps for pumping water out of
the bilge.
•The autofloat
switches, mounted
next to the bilge
pumps, will turn
On the bilge
pumps if bilge
water rises above a
preset level.
•You can also turn
On the bilge
pumps using the
switches at the
helm.
•The bilge pumps
are wired directly
to the battery.
Unless the battery
is dead, the bilge
pump system
should work even
when your yacht
is unattended.
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Bilge Pump Testing
• The bilge pumps are vital to the safety of your yacht.
• Test the bilge pumps often to make sure they are working properly.
1. One at a time, turn On the bilge pump switches at the helm.
2. Make sure that water in the bilge is pumped overboard.
If there is water in the bilge and a pump motor is running, but not pumping, inspect the discharge hose for a kink or
collapsed area.
If the discharge hose looks okay, check the bilge pump and strainer for clogging debris.
Checking the bilge
pump and strainer for
clogging debris:
1. With your thumb and
forefinger, squeeze the
holding tabs on each
side of the strainer.
2. Lift out the bilge pump.
3. Check the pump and
strainer and clear any
debris.
Reinstalling the bilge
pump:
1. Align the tabs on the
strainer with the slots on
the pump.
2. Press down firmly until
the tabs click into place.
3. Make sure the bilge
pump is locked into
place.
STRAINER
BILGE
PUMP
HOLDING TAB &
SLOT (TYPICAL
EACH SIDE
SLOT (TYPICAL
EACH SIDE)
HOLDING TABS
STRAINER
Autofloat Switches
• Each automatic bilge pump features an autofloat
switch.
• The autofloat switch turns the pump On when water
rises above a preset level.
• Each autofloat switch is normally located next to the
bilge pump it controls.
• The autofloat switches should be tested often.
KNOBS
Autofloat switch testing:
1. Twist either of the white plastic knobs one quarter
turn to lift the float and turn On the bilge pump.
• If the pump does not turn On, check the push-toreset circuit breaker.
• If the circuit breaker is good, but the switch still
does not work, it may mean the switch is bad, or the
battery is dead.
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Seawater Systems
Seacocks
WARNING!
!
FLOODING and SWAMPING HAZARD!
• Close the seacock(s) when leaving your yacht unattended for any length of time.
• If a seacock is left open, a hose failure could flood the bilge, swamp the batteries and the
engines, and even sink your yacht.
!
CAUTION
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• BEFORE using any system that has a seacock, make sure that the system’s seacock is Open.
• Inspect and lubricate all seacocks annually.
Thru-hull inlet or outlet fittings near or below the waterline feaSEACOCK & THRU-HULL
ture seacock valves. You can close a seacock to stop water entry:
COMPONENTS (TYPICAL)
• If the hose connected to the seacock fails, or;
90 DEGREE
SEACOCK
• To work on equipment served by the seacock.
SEACOCK
LEVER
SEACOCK GASKET
Seacocks are used on your yacht in seawater intake or liquid-discharge systems including, but not limited to:
HULL
THRU-HULL INTAKE
• Engines
SECTION
STRAINER
• Generator
• Air conditioner (if equipped)
• Marine head
Before using any system with a seacock, make sure the seacock is Open and stays Open until the system is shut Off.
Seawater Strainers
!
CAUTION
FLOODING HAZARD!
• BEFORE taking apart a seawater strainer for cleaning or other work, Close the seacock
that sends seawater to that strainer.
• Failure to close the seacock before taking apart the seawater strainer may allow large
amounts of water to flood the bilge, which could swamp the batteries and the engines, and
even sink your yacht.
• Keep the seacock Closed until the seawater strainer is completely reassembled.
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• After putting the seawater strainer back together, make sure that the seacock valve is Open
BEFORE using the component/system.
• Seawater strainers are used to filter incoming seawater in some seawater intake systems. NOTE: Not all seawater
intake systems have seawater strainers.
• If equipped, the seawater strainer is located near the seawater intake system’s seacock.
• Check the strainers for leaks and/or debris every time you use your yacht.
• Refer to the seawater strainer instruction sheet for cleaning and maintenance information.
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Seawater Washdown
!
WARNING!
FLOODING and SWAMPING HAZARD!
• NEVER leave your yacht unattended while the seawater washdown system is running.
• Any leak or break in this system may allow large amounts of water to flood the bilge, which
could swamp the batteries and the engines, and even sink your yacht.
• Close the intake seacock when leaving your yacht unattended for any length of time.
!
CAUTION
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
BEFORE turning On the seawater washdown system, make sure the intake seacock is Open.
• Always make sure the seawater intake seacock is Open before turning the seawater
washdown system On.
• Turn On the seawater washdown pump
switch to pressurize this system. For the location of the seawater washdown pump switch,
see the Component Locations section in
Chapter 2 of this Owner’s Manual.
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Freshwater System
!
WARNING!
• ONLY use safe drinking (potable) water in your yacht’s freshwater system.
• ONLY use FDA approved "drinking water safe" hoses when filling the freshwater tank or
connecting to city water.
• NEVER use a common garden hose for drinking water.
• Read the Freshwater System
section in the Cruiser & Yacht
Owner’s Manual Supplement.
• Your yacht is equipped with a
pressure type (demand) freshwater (potable) system.
• Pressurize the freshwater system by either:
a. turning On the freshwater
pump switch (the battery
switch must also be On) or;
b. connecting to city water.
• For the locations of the freshwater pump switch and the city
water inlet, see the Component
Locations section in Chapter 2
of this Owner’s Manual.
• Always turn Off the city water
supply on the dock before
leaving your yacht unattended.
• Turn Off the freshwater pump
switch when your yacht is not
in use or when the freshwater
tank is empty.
• Inspect and clean the freshwater filter often (located on the
freshwater pump).
• If your yacht is to be left unattended for a long period of
time, pump the freshwater tank
dry to prevent stored water
from becoming stagnant and
distasteful.
• If the freshwater system needs
to be disinfected, ask your
dealer about the treatments
available.
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City Water Inlet
!
WARNING!
FLOODING and SWAMPING HAZARD!
• NEVER leave your yacht unattended while the freshwater system is pressurized by
city water.
• Any leak or break in this system may allow large amounts of water to flood the bilge, which
could swamp the batteries and the engines, and even sink your yacht.
• ALWAYS turn Off the city water supply on the dock before leaving your yacht unattended.
• Read the City Water Hookup portion of the
Freshwater System section in the Cruiser &
Yacht Owner’s Manual Supplement.
• The freshwater pump’s 12-volt DC breaker must
be Off while the freshwater system is being pressurized by a city water supply.
TYPICAL CITY
WATER INLET
TRANSOM DOOR
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Freshwater System Winterization
1. Turn Off the water heater breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel.
2. Turn On the freshwater pump switch.
3. Open all of the faucets and showers and let the freshwater system drain completely.
4. Turn Off the freshwater pump switch.
All remaining water must be removed from the water lines. There are two ways to remove the remaining water from
the lines:
• Compressed Air
• Gravity Draining
Compressed Air
!
CAUTION
FRESHWATER SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• A faucet MUST be Open when compressed air is blown through the freshwater system.
• NEVER blow compressed air through the water system when ALL of the faucets are Closed.
You must have an air compressor with an air hose and
an air nozzle.
1. Remove the water line from the outlet side of the
freshwater pump (opposite side from filter).
2. Open the faucet that is furthest away from the freshwater pump.
3. Place the air nozzle against the end of the just
removed water line and blow air through the system.
4. When the water stops coming out of the faucet, stop
the air and Close the faucet.
5. One at a time, repeat this process on all of the faucets and showers.
TYPICAL VIEW
NOTE: LOCATION OF TEE FITTING
& DRAIN PLUG MAY VARY
DRAIN PLUG
INLET SIDE
WATER LINE
FILTER
FRESHWATER
PUMP
Gravity Draining
1. Open all faucets and showers.
2. Remove the drain plug from the tee fitting on the
freshwater tank.
3. When the water has stopped draining from the
freshwater tank and the water lines, replace the
drain plug.
OUTLET SIDE
WATER LINE
FRESHWATER TANK
TEE FITTING
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Water Heater
!
WARNING!
SCALDING HAZARD!
Water heated by the water heater can be hot enough to scald the skin.
!
CAUTION
WATER HEATER DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Do NOT turn On the water heater electrical circuit on the 110-volt AC master panel until
the water heater tank is COMPLETELY filled with water.
• The tank is full if water flows from the tap when the hot water is turned On in the galley.
• Even brief water heater operation with a dry tank WILL damage the heating elements.
• Warranty replacements will NOT be made on elements damaged in this manner.
• Turn the power Off and drain the water heater when the chance of freezing exists (see winterizing instructions below).
NOTICE
If 110-volt AC power is being provided by shore power or generator power, but the water
heater is not working:
• Make sure the water heater circuit breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel is switched On.
• If the circuit breaker is On, but the water heater is still not working, ask your dealer how
to check the push-to-reset circuit breaker located on the water heater.
• Read the water heater instruction manual and heed the warnings above.
• The water heater is connected to the 110-volt AC power system.
• To heat the water, turn On the water heater breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel.
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Winterizing the Water Heater
!
CAUTION
WATER HEATER DAMAGE HAZARD!
• NEVER turn On the water heater breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel while the water
heater tank is empty.
• Even brief water heater operation with a dry tank WILL damage the heating elements.
• Warranty replacements will NOT be made on elements damaged in this manner.
• To prevent damage to the water heater after winterizing, always label the breaker switch on
the 110-volt AC master panel as ’winterized’.
NOTICE
The freshwater system MUST be drained BEFORE winterizing the water heater (see the
Freshwater System Winterization Instructions earlier in this section).
1. Turn Off the water heater breaker.
2. Disconnect the hose (A) attached
to the pressure relief valve (B).
3. If there is any water in this hose,
drain it into the bilge or into a
bucket.
4. Open the pressure relief valve (B).
5. Open the drain valve (C).
6. Attach a tag to the water heater
breaker to indicate that the tank is
empty.
• NOTE: Your yacht came with a tag
attached to the water heater breaker.
It is suggested that you keep this tag
and re-use it when winterizing.
• Leave the pressure relief and drain
valves Open until you fit out your
yacht after storage.
110-VOLT AC MASTER PANEL
B
A
C
WATER HEATER
BREAKER TAG
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Preparing the Water Heater for Use After Yacht Storage
!
CAUTION
WATER HEATER DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Fill the water heater tank BEFORE turning On the water heater breaker on the 110-volt AC
master panel.
• NEVER turn On the water heater breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel while the water
heater tank is empty.
• To test if the tank is full, turn On a hot water faucet. If water flows from the tap, the water
heater tank is full.
• Even brief water heater operation with a dry tank WILL damage the heating elements.
• Warranty replacements will NOT be made on elements damaged in this manner.
When you are ready to resume use of your yacht after it has been in storage, prepare the water heater for use
as follows:
1. Close the drain valve (C).
2. Close the pressure relief valve (B).
3. Connect the hose (A) to the pressure relief valve (B).
4. Fill the water heater tank with
freshwater.
5. Remove the ‘winterized’ tag on
the water heater breaker on the
110-volt AC master panel after the
water heater tank is completely
filled with freshwater.
6. Turn On the water heater breaker.
110-VOLT AC MASTER PANEL
B
A
C
WATER HEATER
BREAKER TAG
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Drain Systems
Deck Drains
• Water on the deck is drained overboard through the deck drains.
• Keep the deck drains free of debris.
Gray Water Drain System
• The galley sink is above the waterline and is gravity drained overboard.
• The aft head shower drain is below the waterline and is pump drained overboard.
• Other gray water below the waterline drains into a sump pump box (see below).
Sump Pump Drain System
• The forward head tub drains
into the sump pump box.
• Both the forward and aft head
sinks drain into the sump pump
box.
• The sump pump box has an
autofloat switch.
• When the drain water rises to a
preset level, the autofloat
switch turns On the sump
pump, and the drain water is
pumped overboard.
Sump Box Cleaning
C
B
Periodically clean the sump box (A), filter, and pump as follows:
1. Remove the cover screws (B) and the cover (C).
2. Remove any debris from the box and the filter.
3. Clean the sump pump as outlined on the next page.
Sump System Winterization
Drain the sump pump system in the months when not in use.
1. Disconnect and drain all lines to the unit.
2. Remove the screws from the mounting feet (D) and drain
the system.
3. Reinstall the screws in the mounting feet and reconnect
the system.
A
D
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Checking for clogging debris:
1. Remove the pump motor from the
PUMP
housing:
TAB
"O" RING
HOUSING
MOTOR
a. Lift the tab while rotating the
fins counter-clockwise.
b. Lift out the pump motor.
c. Clear the housing of debris.
2. Reinstall the pump motor:
a. Make sure the "O" ring is properly seated.
b. Coat the "O" ring with a light
film of vegetable or mineral oil.
c. Align the cams on either side of
CAM (TYPICAL
SLOT (TYPICAL
FIN
OPPOSITE SIDE)
OPPOSITE SIDE)
the pump motor with the slots
on the housing.
d. Press the pump motor into the housing while twisting clockwise.
3. Check the reinstallation by trying to twist the fins counter-clockwise without lifting the tab; the pump motor
should stay in place.
Autofloat Switch
• The autofloat switch turns the sump pump On when water rises above a preset level.
• Test the autofloat switch often.
Autofloat switch testing:
1. Lift the float switch test button to
turn On the sump pump.
• If the pump does not turn On, check
the circuit breaker on the 12-volt
DC main distribution panel.
• If the circuit breaker is good, but
the switch still does not work, it
may mean the switch is bad, or the
battery is dead.
2. After testing, push the test button
all the way down to return the float
switch to auto mode.
AUTOFLOAT SWITCH
TESTING
TEST BUTTON
LIFT SWITCH UP
(SUMP PUMP SHOULD TURN ON)
!
PUSH SWITCH DOWN
(SUMP PUMP SHOULD TURN OFF)
CAUTION
When the test is completed on the float switch, you MUST push the test button ALL THE WAY
DOWN to return the switch to auto mode!
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Marine Heads & Holding Tank
NOTICE
Check with local authorities about the legal use of marine head systems.
Vacuum Flush Head System
• Read the vacuum flush head’s operation and maintenance manual.
• The vacuum flush head system uses
freshwater from the freshwater tank
and a vacuum pump to flush waste
from the toilet into the holding
tank.
• The holding tank is plumbed to a
fitting on the deck for dockside
pump-out.
• To check the content level of the
holding tank, look at the monitoring
gauge. For the location of the holding tank monitoring gauge, see the
Component Locations section in
Chapter 2 of this Owner’s Manual.
• Empty the holding tank at every
opportunity.
Winterizing the System
Read the marine head’s operation and
maintenance manual for winterizing
instructions.
Macerator
To use the macerator to pump waste
directly overboard (where laws permit):
1. Open the underwater discharge
valve.
2. Press both macerator switches at
the same time to run the pump.
3. Stop running the macerator as
soon as the holding tank is empty.
4. Close the underwater discharge
valve when you are done pumping.
• For the locations of the underwater
discharge valve and the macerator
switches, see the Component Locations section in Chapter 2 of this
Owner’s Manual.
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Cleats
!
WARNING!
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
NEVER lift your yacht using the cleats.
Carefully read the section on towing in the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual Supplement before towing anything
behind your yacht or having your yacht towed by another vessel.
Windlass
!
DANGER!
DANGER
PERSONAL SAFETY & PRODUCT DAMAGE HAZARD!
An unsecured anchor could accidentally deploy while your yacht is moving, damaging your
yacht and causing serious injury or death.
After retrieving the anchor:
• Secure the anchor with an anchor safety strap, or a chain stopper.
• Switch OFF the windlass circuit breaker to prevent accidental operation.
!
CAUTION
PRODUCT DAMAGE HAZARD!
Do NOT rely on the windlass alone to hold your yacht at anchor. After setting the anchor, tie
the rode off to a cleat or equivalent strong point.
Do NOT pull your yacht to the anchor using the windlass, or continue running the windlass if it
has stalled or is overloaded.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Read and follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual before using the anchor windlass for the first time.
The windlass can be controlled from a switch at the helm or from the deck foot switches.
Make sure that the windlass circuit breaker is turned On before using the anchor windlass.
To raise the anchor, use engine power (not the windlass) to move your yacht to, and directly above, the anchor.
Dislodge the anchor from the bottom by pulling it straight up with the windlass.
Before getting underway, make sure the anchor is secured and the windlass circuit breaker is turned Off.
Radar Wing
!
CAUTION
PRODUCT DAMAGE HAZARD!
• When installing accessories on the radar wing, the maximum hole size diameter is 3/4 of an
inch (0.75").
• Larger hole sizes will affect the structural integrity of the radar wing.
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Davit
!
WARNING!
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Davit load NOT to exceed 750 lbs.
• Water is heavy. Lifting a dinghy to drain its bilge may exceed the davit’s load limit. NEVER
lift with water or loose objects inside.
• NEVER use the davit with a faulty cable or any damaged parts.
• NEVER use the davit in extreme weather or sea conditions.
• NEVER use the davit while your yacht is underway.
• Allow ONLY trained and responsible persons to use the davit.
!
WARNING!
PERSONAL INJURY, FALLING HAZARD!
• ALWAYS lock the davit in the upright position BEFORE use.
• NEVER allow passengers (including pets) in a suspended boat. Falling from
a suspended boat may cause injury or death.
• NEVER lift people or lift objects over people. Clear the area around and
beneath the lifting area BEFORE using the davit.
!
WARNING!
PERSONAL INJURY, FALLING HAZARD.
• ALWAYS rotate the davit arm slowly. Rotating the davit arm too fast could cause the davit
arm to swing out of control.
• Deck surface may become wet and slippery. Use caution when launching and retrieving your
dinghy.
!
CAUTION
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
• NEVER alter the davit structure in any way.
• NEVER wrap lines around arms or hands.
NOTICE
• BEFORE using the davit, read the warnings on the previous page, familiarize yourself with
the davit and its components, and read all information in this section.
• The davit does NOT have a separate operation manual.
• Since lifting bridles are unique to each type of dinghy they are not supplied by Meridian.
Contact your dealer or supplier to obtain the correct bridle.
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Important Davit Operation Guidelines
• Inspect the davit and cable before each
use. Never use the davit if the cable is
CABLE
frayed, corroded or damaged.
CABLE HOOK
• Never use the davit without the headache
DAVIT
ball attached and suspended. The headLOCKING PIN
ache ball prevents uncoiling and snarling
of the cable on the drum.
• Know the total weight being lifted and Do
Not Overload! The davit is designed to
lift dinghies or other small watercraft with
maximum weights of 750 pounds including engine, fuel, and any lifting gear used
on/with the dinghy.
• Rig your dinghy so that it launches and
recovers level with the waterline. Never
lift your dinghy when it is off-balance.
• Only use chocks specifically designed for
your dinghy. Contact your dealer or supplier for chocks or other dinghy supports
that best fit your needs.
• After your dinghy is safely back onboard, immediately secure it to the deck.
HEADACHE BALL
BRIDLE
DINGHY
CHOCK
CABLE HOOK
PAD EYE
Dinghy Launching & Retrieving
NOTICE
Two people are needed for many of the steps listed in this section.
Launching
1. Turn the davit breaker On. The davit breaker is located on
the battery management panel inside the cabinet in the
port aft corner of the salon.
2. Remove all tie down straps and any gear stowed inside the
HANDLING LINE
dinghy. Pump out any water, and insert the drain plug (if
(TYPICAL BOW
& STERN)
equipped).
3. If equipped, tilt the outboard motor to the Up position.
NOTE: Keep the outboard tilted Up until the dinghy is
safely in the water and the lifting bridle has been removed.
4. Attach bow and stern lines to the dinghy to help control
the dinghy during launch and recovery.
TIE DOWN
5. Securely attach the lifting bridle to the lifting points inside
STRAPS
(TYPICAL)
the dinghy.
6. Assign one person to handle the bow and stern lines.
LOCKING
REMOTE CONTROL
7. Plug the davit remote control into the deck outlet. The
DECK OUTLET
PIN
plug is indexed and will only go into the outlet one way.
Never force the plug into the outlet.
8. Raise the davit arm into the Loading position by removing the locking pin from the Storage position hole (top
hole), then lift the davit arm until you can slide the locking pin into the bottom hole. NOTE: Regularly grease the
locking pin to help the pin slide smoothly into and out of the holes. If necessary, use a rubber mallet to help
loosen the pin or to drive the pin into the holes.
9. Slowly rotate the davit arm over the dinghy.
10. Lower the cable by pressing the Out button on the remote control.
11. Attach the lifting bridle to the weighted cable hook.
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13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
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Position the end of the davit arm directly over the balance point of the dinghy.
Take up the slack in the cable by pressing the In button on the remote control.
Double-check that the lifting bridle and cable are securely attached to the dinghy BEFORE lifting.
Lift the dinghy off the deck. NOTE: Do not raise the headache ball so far that it touches the upper pulley. This
could cause damage to the cable, pulley, and davit.
Slowly rotate the davit arm until the dinghy is over the water.
Lower the dinghy to the water, rotating the davit arm as needed to keep the dinghy close alongside your yacht.
NOTE: During launch and recovery, run the cable up and down smoothly, avoiding sudden starts and stops.
When the dinghy is safely on the water, continue to reel out the davit cable as the person controlling the handling
lines guides the dinghy to the swim step platform, where it can be safely boarded. Step aboard, placing your first
step as close to the center of the dinghy as possible while keeping your body weight low.
Release the lifting bridle from the cable FIRST and then from the dinghy.
Stow the lifting bridle securely.
Reel the cable back in and return the davit to the Storage position by removing the locking pin, lowering the
davit arm, and inserting the locking pin into the top hole.
Secure the cable hook to the cable hook pad eye and reel in the cable until there is enough tension to keep the
davit arm from swinging.
Unplug the remote control from the deck outlet and return it to storage.
Turn the davit breaker Off.
Retrieving
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
Remove any gear and bail out any water from inside the dinghy.
If your dinghy has an outboard motor, tilt it to the Up position.
Attach the bow and stern lines to the dinghy.
Attach the lifting bridle to the lifting points inside the dinghy.
Turn the davit breaker On.
Plug the davit remote control into the deck outlet.
Raise the davit arm into the Loading position by removing the locking pin from the Storage position hole (top
hole), then lift the davit arm until you can slide the locking pin into the bottom hole.
Slowly rotate the davit arm outboard.
Lower the davit cable by pressing the Out button on the remote control.
Assign one person to the bow and stern lines to control the movement of the dinghy.
Let out enough cable so that when the cable is attached to the lifting bridle the wave action will not cause a
’snatching’ motion. This type of motion is dangerous and can also damage your dinghy and/or the davit.
Position the dinghy directly under the davit arm so the dinghy will lift in a vertical direction with no sideways
pulling.
Attach the cable to the lifting bridle.
Take up the slack in the cable by pressing the In button on the remote control.
Lift the dinghy high enough so that the bottom of the dinghy will not hit the command bridge deck or any chocks.
Slowly rotate the davit arm and dinghy inboard directly over the dinghy’s storage position.
Lower the dinghy by pressing the Out button on the remote control.
Secure the dinghy to the command bridge deck. (See the Davit & Dinghy Storage section on the next page).
Unfasten the cable from the lifting bridle.
Return the davit to the Storage position by removing the locking pin, lowering the davit arm and inserting the
locking pin into the top hole.
Secure the cable hook to the cable hook pad eye and reel in the cable until there is enough tension to keep the
davit arm from swinging.
Unplug the remote control from the deck outlet. Return the remote control to its storage location.
Unfasten the lifting bridle from the lift points inside the dinghy and stow the bridle.
Unfasten the bow and stern handling lines from the dinghy and stow the handling lines.
Remove the drain plug (if equipped) from the dinghy.
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!
WARNING!
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
NEVER operate your yacht unless the davit and the dinghy are in their proper storage
positions.
Davit Storage
• Store the davit with the davit arm down.
• Store the davit with the cable hook attached to the cable hook pad eye. Do Not store the davit by attaching the
cable hook to the deck, a cleat, or a rail, and do Not leave the cable attached to the dinghy.
• Make sure there is enough tension on the cable to prevent the davit arm from swinging, leaving space between the
headache ball and the pulley.
• Store the remote control in a clean, dry location. Do Not leave the remote control plugged into the deck outlet
unless you are actively launching or recovering the dinghy.
• Make sure the davit breaker is Off when the davit is not in use.
Dinghy Storage
• Secure the dinghy to the
deck pad eyes using tie
down straps to prevent any
movement. Do Not allow
dinghy to remain on the
davit and swing freely.
• Consult your dealer or supplier for the correct dinghy
supports (such as chocks).
NOTE: VIEW IS AFT END OF DINGHY
OUTBOARD
MOTOR
DINGHY
TIE DOWN
STRAPS
(TYPICAL)
CABLE HOOK
CABLE HOOK
PAD EYE
CHOCKS
(TYPICAL)
DECK PAD EYES
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Davit Maintenance Guidelines
• Inspect the cable regularly for breaks or frayed
spots. Replace frayed or damaged cable immediately.
• Regularly wash the exterior of the davit with
freshwater and soap. Do Not use harsh chemicals.
Make sure the davit breaker is Off and the
remote control is unplugged before washdown.
Allow the davit to dry before turning on electrical power again.
• As needed, lubricate the gas shocks and the mouse
on the cable hook with a light weight oil.
• As needed, clean the plug end of the remote control with a stiff wire brush and treat the plug end
with corrosion guard or di-lectric grease.
• As needed, lubricate the locking pin with a small
amount of grease.
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LOCKING PIN
GAS SHOCKS
MOUSE
CABLE HOOK
CABLE HOOK PAD EYE
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Canvas & Vinyl Tops & Enclosures
!
CAUTION
PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
Take down and securely stow ALL canvas & vinyl BEFORE your yacht is transported by road.
NOTICE
BEFORE cleaning and/or stowing your canvas or vinyl, read the sections later in this chapter,
Canvas Care and Clear Vinyl Care.
NOTICE
Two people are needed for most of the tasks listed in this section.
1. Insert the end eyes of the
main bow (A) into the
deck hinges and secure
with the securing pins.
2. Insert the end eyes of the
forward braces (B) into
the deck hinges and
secure with the securing
pins.
3. Pull the secondary bows
(C) aft and zip the aft
end of the canvas top to
the zippered track (D)
on the radar wing.
• The jaw slides should not
need to be adjusted.
• However, if you think the
jaw slides need to be
adjusted, obtain the measurements from your selling dealer.
C
D
A
B
A
END EYE
SECURING PIN
DECK HINGE
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Canvas Care (see also ‘Clear Vinyl Care’ on next page)
• After each use, especially in saltwater, rinse the canvas with cold freshwater.
• Before stowing, let the canvas air-dry completely.
• The canvas can be rolled or folded for stowage.
Cleaning the Canvas
!
CAUTION
NEVER use detergents when washing the canvas. Detergents can destroy the water repellency,
and mildew/UV resistant finish of your canvas.
Regularly clean the canvas to prevent dirt, pollen, and etc. from embedding in the fabric. Generally, it is easiest to
wash the canvas while it is installed on your yacht.
1. Use a soft-bristled brush to remove all dust and loose dirt.
2. Hose down the canvas with freshwater.
3. Gently wash the canvas with a solution of lukewarm water (no more than 100° F) and non-detergent mild soap,
such as Ivory Snow®, Dreft®, or Woolite®.
4. Rinse thoroughly to remove the soap.
5. Before stowing, let the canvas air-dry completely.
Stubborn Stains
!
CAUTION
• Soaking in bleach solutions may remove the waterproof finish of the fabric and may also
decrease the life of the polyester thread used in the canvas.
• If necessary, a water repellent treatment should be reapplied to your canvas. Ask your
dealer about the treatments available for your yacht’s canvas.
Some stubborn stains may resist normal washing and you can try the following methods. However, these methods
may remove the waterproof finish of the fabric and may also decrease the life of the polyester thread used in the canvas. Reapply a water repellent treatment as necessary.
Method 1
1. Add 1/8 cup (1 oz.) of non-chlorine bleach to one gallon of water and mix thoroughly.
2. Thoroughly wet the canvas and then gently scrub the stained area with the weak bleach solution.
3. Rinse with cold water to remove all of the solution.
Method 2
1. Add 1/2 cup (4 oz.) of non-chlorine bleach and 1/2 cup (4 oz.) Ivory Snow®, Dreft®, or Woolite® to one gallon
of water and mix thoroughly.
2. Soak the canvas in this solution for about 20 minutes.
3. Rinse with cold water to remove all of the solution.
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Clear Vinyl Care
•
•
•
•
•
!
CAUTION
NEVER store the clear vinyl pieces wet, as this will cause a milky film to develop.
NEVER fold or crease the clear vinyl pieces as cracking will occur.
Clear vinyl is NOT intended for use when your yacht is in storage or being moored.
Clear vinyl does NOT hold up well against ultraviolet rays.
Under direct sunlight conditions, do NOT let the clear vinyl touch the framework. The
framework radiates heat and can burn the clear vinyl.
• After each use, especially in saltwater, rinse the clear vinyl with cold freshwater.
• Before stowing, the clear vinyl must be completely dry. Air-drying is best, but you can also carefully dry the vinyl
with a chamois or soft cotton cloth.
• The clear vinyl can be
rolled or laid out flat for
NEVER FOLD OR CREASE CLEAR VINYL!
FOLDING OR OTHERWISE CREASING
stowage.
CLEAR VINYL WILL CAUSE DAMAGE
SUCH AS CRACKING TO OCCUR
• Never fold or crease the
clear vinyl parts as
cracking will occur.
Cleaning Clear Vinyl
Regularly clean the clear
vinyl to prevent dirt, pollen, and etc. from marring
the surface. Generally, it is
easiest to clean the clear
vinyl while it is installed on
your yacht.
1. Hose down the clear
vinyl with freshwater.
2. Using a soft cotton
cloth (paper towels
are abrasive and
should never be used
on clear vinyl), gently
wash the clear vinyl
with soap and water.
3. Rinse thoroughly to
remove the soap.
AFTER CLEAR VINYL PARTS
HAVE COMPLETELY AIR DRIED
4. Before stowing, the
THEY CAN BE ROLLED OR SIMPLY
LAID FLAT FOR STOWAGE
clear vinyl must be
completely dry. Airdrying is best, but you
can also carefully dry
the vinyl with a chamois or soft cotton cloth.
• Ask your dealer about products available to keep the clear vinyl polished and looking new.
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Chapter 8: Appliances & Entertainment Systems
NOTICE
Always keep an approved ABC-type fire extinguisher in galley area.
All appliances and entertainment systems installed on your yacht come with their own manuals. These manuals contain detailed instructions and important safeguards. Read these manuals before using your yacht’s appliances and
entertainment systems.
• Make sure the 110-volt AC breaker is turned On for the appliance or entertainment system you wish to use.
Refrigerator
The refrigerator runs on 12-volt DC power unless 110-volt AC power is being supplied by shore power or generator
power and the refrigerator’s circuit breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel is On.
Range/Oven
!
WARNING!
BURN HAZARD!
• Do NOT touch stove burners, grates or areas near the stove units as they may be hot even
when they are dark in color.
• Areas near burners and grates may become hot enough to cause burns.
• During and after use, do NOT touch or let clothing or other flammable material come in
contact with heated units or areas near the units (burner tops, main frame sides and back,
sea rails and pot holders) until they have had sufficient time to cool.
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Audio & Visual Equipment
NOTICE
AM radio reception may be impaired anytime the engine is running.
Dockside Television &
Telephone Inlet
Plug a dockside source into the TV/
telephone inlet if you want to watch
cable TV or use a telephone.
CABLE TV/PHONE INLET
(TYPICAL)
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Chapter 9: Lights
Care & Maintenance
All of the lights installed on your yacht are of top quality, but you should be aware that failure may periodically occur
for a variety of reasons:
1.
2.
3.
4.
There may be a blown fuse - replace the fuse.
The bulb may be burned out - carry spare replacement bulbs, making sure the wattage is correct.
A wire may be damaged or may have come loose - repair as required.
The bulb base may be corroded - clean the base and coat it with non-conductive electrical lubricant.
Interior & Exterior Lights
!
CAUTION
• Be conservative in the use of battery power.
• Prolonged use of cabin interior lights (overnight) WILL result in a drained battery.
• The lights are powered by your yacht’s 12-volt DC system.
• The battery switch must be in the On position for the lights to work.
Navigation Lights
!
CAUTION
Avoid the storage of gear where it would block navigation lights from view.
NOTICE
Running lights are legally required to show vessel direction and right-of-way at night.
Spotlight
Read the spotlight’s operating instructions before using the spotlight.
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Chapter 10: Air Conditioning & Heating
Air Conditioner (If Equipped)
!
DANGER!
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING HAZARD!
• Dangerous carbon monoxide gas (CO) can be brought into your yacht
through the air conditioning system.
• Read the Carbon Monoxide (CO) section of Chapter 1 in this Owner’s
Manual.
!
CAUTION
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
The air conditioning system’s seawater intake seacock MUST be Opened BEFORE turning On
the air conditioner and MUST stay Open during use.
• Read the air conditioner
manual before using the air
conditioning system.
• Before using the air conditioning system, make sure the
breakers on the 110-volt AC
master panel are turned On
and that the system’s seawater intake seacock is Open.
• The seacock must remain
Open while the air conditioner is in use.
• Check the seawater strainer
for debris before each use of
the air conditioning system.
• If the strainer needs to be
cleaned out, follow the directions in the Seawater Systems
section of Chapter 6 in this
Owner’s Manual.
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Electric Heaters
Your yacht features electric cabin heaters. Operating instructions for this system can be found in the manufacturer’s
instruction manual.
• Before using the electric heaters, make sure the breakers on the 110-volt AC master panel are turned On.
• For the locations of the heaters, see the Component Locations section of Chapter 2 in this Owner’s Manual.
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!
•
•
•
•
•
DANGER!
EXTREME FIRE, SHOCK and EXPLOSION HAZARD!
To minimize the risks of fire and explosion, NEVER install non-ignition protected switches
or other arcing devices in the fuel compartments.
NEVER substitute automotive parts for marine parts. Marine electrical, ignition, and fuel
system parts were designed and manufactured to comply with rules and laws that minimize
the risks of fire and explosion.
Do NOT change the electrical systems or relevant drawings.
Allow ONLY trained marine electricians to install batteries and/or do electrical
system work.
Make sure that all battery switches are turned Off BEFORE working in the engine spaces.
!
WARNING!
FIRE and EXPLOSION HAZARD!
Fuel vapors can explode! BEFORE turning on electrical devices or working on the electrical
system:
1. Check the bilge areas for fuel vapors or leaking fuel. If you see leaking fuel or smell
fuel vapors:
a. Do NOT start the engines or generator, do NOT turn On any electrical devices, put out
ALL cigarettes, cigars, and other sources of flame or ignition.
b. Get everyone off your yacht.
c. Get trained help to find and fix the problem.
2. Run the bilge blowers for at least four minutes BEFORE engine starting, electrical system
work, or turning on electrical devices.
!
CAUTION
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
When the engines are running, NEVER turn Off the main battery switches or disconnect the battery cables. Doing either could cause damage to your yacht’s engines and/or
electrical system components.
NOTICE
Electrical connections are prone to corrosion. To reduce corrosion-caused electrical problems:
• Keep ALL electrical connections clean.
• Apply a spray-on protectant that is designed to protect connections from corrosion.
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12-Volt DC System
Batteries
• The batteries supply electricity for lights, 12-volt accessories, engine starting and generator starting.
• The Electrical section in Chapter 8 of the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual Supplement provides battery care and
maintenance instructions.
Battery Switches
!
CAUTION
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
When the engines are running, NEVER turn Off the main battery switches or disconnect the battery cables. Doing either could cause damage to your yacht’s engines and/or
electrical system components.
NOTICE
Make sure your selling dealer fully explains how to use the battery switches.
• A separate battery switch is provided for each battery (or
battery bank). The battery switches are located on the battery management panel. (For the location of the battery
management panel, see the Component Locations section
in Chapter 2 of this Owner’s Manual).
• Standby-loads, such as the automatic bilge pumps and the
stereo memory, are not affected by the battery switches
since they are wired directly to the batteries.
• Turn the battery switches to the Off position whenever
your yacht will be unoccupied for long periods of time.
BATTERY SWITCHES
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Emergency Battery Parallel
Switch
• If an engine will not start because of a
dead battery, the battery parallel switch
allows you to use the other batteries for
engine starting.
• A battery parallel switch is provided at
each helm (see photos on right).
• Emergency parallel switch instructions
are provided on the VSR Charging
Module Information Sheet.
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BRIDGE HELM
BATTERY PARALLEL SWITCHES
PILOTHOUSE
HELM
Fuses & Circuit Breakers
The fuses and circuit breakers for the engines
and main accessory power are on the following panels:
• 12-volt DC main distribution panel.
• Battery management panel.
For the locations of these panels, see the
Component Locations section in Chapter 2
of this Owner’s Manual.
NOTE: Some equipment may have secondary fuse protection at the unit, behind the battery management panel, or at the batteries.
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12-Volt DC Accessory Outlet
!
CAUTION
Do NOT use the 12-volt DC accessory outlet with a cigarette or cigar lighter. High temperatures may melt the outlet.
• The 12-volt DC accessory outlet can be used with any 12-volt device which draws 10-amps or less.
• The 12-volt DC accessory outlet is protected by a 10-amp fuse on the fuse block located behind the pilothouse
helm.
• For the location of the 12-volt DC accessory outlet, see the Component Locations section of Chapter 2 in
this Owner’s Manual.
Alternators
The engine alternators will keep the batteries properly charged when running at cruising speeds.
Battery Charger
!
CAUTION
ENGINE and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
NEVER run your yacht’s engines and the battery charger at the same time.
!
CAUTION
• The battery charging systems (alternator and battery charger) installed on your yacht are
designed to charge conventional lead-acid batteries.
• BEFORE installing gel-cell or other new technology batteries, consult with the battery manufacturer about charging system requirements.
• Before using the battery charger, read all instructions and warnings: (1) on the VSR Charging Module Information
Sheet, (2) on the battery charger, (3) on the batteries, and (4) in the battery charger manual.
• The battery charger will automatically charge your yacht’s batteries when 110-volt AC power is being provided by
shore power or generator power, and the battery charger circuit breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel is On.
• The battery switches can be in any position during charging.
• You may use DC powered electrical systems, such as the lights and stereo when charging the batteries, but there
will be a corresponding drop in charger performance.
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110-Volt AC System
WARNING!
!
FIRE and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
If equipped with a generator, using both shore power and generator power at the same time
WILL cause major electrical system damage and could start a fire!
• The power source lockouts on the 110-volt AC master panel prevent the use of shore power
and generator power at the same time.
• NEVER bypass the power source lockouts.
!
CAUTION
WATER HEATER DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Do NOT turn On the water heater circuit breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel until the
water heater tank is COMPLETELY filled with water.
• The tank is full if water flows from the tap when the hot water is turned On in the galley.
• Even brief water heater operation with a dry tank WILL damage the heating elements.
• Warranty replacements will NOT be made on elements damaged in this manner.
NOTICE
• Whether using shore power or generator power, using several 110-volt AC accessories at the
same time can result in an overloaded circuit.
• You may have to turn Off one or more accessories to use another accessory.
• To gain a basic understanding of
your yacht’s 110-volt AC system, read the handbook, A
Boater’s Guide To AC Electrical
Systems. If this handbook is not
in your owner’s packet, call
360-403-2198 and the handbook will be mailed to you.
• The 110-volt AC system can be
energized by shore power or
generator power.
• The individual breakers on the
110-volt AC master panel must
be turned On to supply power to
the accessories you wish to use.
• The 110-volt AC master panel
may contain circuit breakers for
accessories that are not available for your yacht.
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Shore Power
!
DANGER!
FIRE, EXPLOSION and SHOCK HAZARD!
• Use ONLY compatible shore power connectors and NEVER alter the connectors.
• Turn Off ALL breakers and switches on the 110-volt AC master panel BEFORE plugging in
or unplugging the shore power cord.
• To prevent shock or injury from dropping a "hot" cord into the water:
a. ALWAYS plug the shore power cord into the yacht inlet first, and then into the
dockside outlet.
b. When unplugging from shore power, ALWAYS unplug the shore power cord from the
dockside outlet first.
• NEVER leave the shore power cord plugged into the dockside outlet ONLY.
• ONLY use shore power cords approved for marine use. NEVER use ordinary indoor or outdoor extension cords.
WARNING!
!
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Monitor the polarity indicator lights EVERY TIME you connect to shore power.
• If a reversed polarity light turns on when you are connecting to shore power, do NOT turn
on the main breaker switches.
• Instead, IMMEDIATELY unplug the shore power cord (ALWAYS from the dockside outlet
first) and alert marina management.
WARNING!
!
•
•
•
•
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
BEFORE each use, check the shore power cord(s) for defects or damage.
NEVER use damaged or faulty cords since the danger of fire and electrical shock exists.
Do NOT pinch shore power cords in doors or hatches, or coil the shore power cord too
tightly, since these situations can generate enough heat to result in a fire.
If a shore power cord is dropped into the water, COMPLETELY dry the blades and contact
slots BEFORE using.
!
CAUTION
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• NEVER connect to dockside power outside of North America unless you have purchased the
international electrical conversion option.
• Using several 110-volt AC accessories at the same time can result in an overloaded circuit.
You may have to turn Off one or more accessories to use another accessory.
• Use double insulated or three-wire protected electrical appliances whenever possible.
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• Your yacht is equipped with one (1) 220-volt/50-amp shore power inlet.
• The 220-volt/50-amp shore power inlet provides 110-volt/50-amp power to each shore power master breaker.
Connecting to Shore Power
!
WARNING!
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Monitor the polarity indicator lights EVERY TIME you connect to shore power.
• If a reversed polarity light turns on when you are connecting to shore power, do NOT turn
on the main breaker switches.
• Instead, IMMEDIATELY unplug the shore power cord (ALWAYS from the dockside outlet
first) and alert marina management.
1. Review all hazard
information at the
beginning of this section, Shore Power.
2. Turn Off all breakers
and switches on the
110-volt AC master
panel.
3. Attach the shore
power cord to the
yacht inlet first, then
to the dockside outlet.
4. Switch the SHORE
POWER 1 and/or
SHORE POWER 2
master breakers On.
5. As needed, turn On
the individual component breakers on the
110-volt AC master
panel.
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Generator
!
DANGER!
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING HAZARD!
• Generators are a source of dangerous carbon monoxide gas (CO). Check the
generator exhaust system for leaks BEFORE each use.
• Read the Carbon Monoxide (CO) section of Chapter 1 in this Owner’s
Manual.
!
WARNING!
FIRE and EXPLOSION HAZARD!
Fuel vapors can explode! BEFORE starting the generator:
1. Check the bilge areas for fuel vapors or leaking fuel. If you see leaking fuel or smell
fuel vapors:
a. Do NOT start the generator or the engines, do NOT turn On any electrical devices, and
put out ALL cigarettes, cigars, and other sources of flame or ignition.
b. Get everyone off your yacht.
c. Get trained help to find and fix the problem.
2. Run the bilge blowers for at least four minutes BEFORE generator or engine starting, electrical system work, or turning on electrical devices.
• If you smell fuel vapors and the generator is already running:
a. Shut Off the generator and turn Off ALL electrical devices.
b. Put out ALL cigarettes, cigars, and other sources of flame or ignition.
c. Get trained help to find and fix the problem.
!
CAUTION
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• ALWAYS make sure the generator’s seawater intake seacock is Open BEFORE starting, and
during running of the generator.
• NEVER run the generator starter for more than 30 seconds. If the generator does not start,
wait at least 30 seconds BEFORE trying again.
• After the generator starts, let the generator stabilize BEFORE turning On the component
breakers on the 110-volt AC master panel.
• When your yacht is not connected to shore power, the generator can supply 110-volt/60-hertz power.
• Before using the generator, read the generator operation manual for pre-start checks and break-in procedures.
• Refer to the generator manual for starting/stopping instructions.
Important generator notes:
• Polarity has been established in the installation of the generator. Therefore the polarity lights will not function in
this mode.
• Fuel to run the generator is supplied from the starboard fuel tank.
• Periodically replace the filter on the generator to make sure it remains clean and free of debris.
• Diesel generators also have a fuel filter/water separator. Service instructions are provided on the fuel
filter/water separator.
• The coolant mixture installed at the factory consists of equal parts of water and antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol).
• Check the generator’s seawater strainer for leaks and/or debris before each use.
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Important Records
Selling Dealer
Plumbing
Name Of Dealership
Freshwater Tank Capacity
Waste Holding Tank Capacity
Address
Key Numbers
Phone/FAX/E-mail
Cabin
Ignition
Other
Other
Sales Manager
Service Manager
Electronics
Engines
Manufacturer
Manufacturer
Model Name/Number
Port Engine Serial Number
Starboard Engine Serial Number
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Oil Type/SAE
Quarts per Engine
Filter Type
Manufacturer
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Propellers
Manufacturer
Pitch
Manufacturer
Model Number
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Manufacturer
Generator
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Manufacturer
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Manufacturer
Oil Type/SAE
Quarts
Model Name/Number
Filter Type
Serial Number
Fuel System
Fuel Capacity
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Filter Type
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
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Float Plan
Before leaving on each cruise, fill out a copy of this float plan (or similar) and leave it with a reliable person whom
you can depend on to contact the Coast Guard or other rescue organization, if you do not return as scheduled.
Description of Yacht
Persons Onboard
Registration/Documentation Number
Length
Make
Hull Color
Full Name
Type
Age
Health
Phone Number
Trim Color
Full Name
Fuel Capacity
Engine Type
Number of Engines
Age
Health
Phone Number
Distinguishing Features
Full Name
Distinguishing Features
Age
Health
Phone Number
Operator of Yacht
Full Name
Full Name
Age
Male or Female
Age
Health
Phone Number
Health
Full Name
Address
Age
Health
Phone Number
Address
Full Name
Phone/FAX/E-mail
Operator’s Experience
Age
Health
Phone Number
Full Name
Age
Health
Phone Number
Full Name
Age
Health
Phone Number
Full Name
Age
Health
Phone Number
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Survival Equipment
Number of PFDs
Smoke Signals (Yes/No)
Water (Yes/No)
Trip Expectations
Flares (Yes/No)
Mirror (Yes/No)
Flashlight (Yes/No)
Food (Yes/No)
Anchor (Yes/No)
Raft/Dinghy (Yes/No)
Departing From
Departure Date
Departure Time
Stopover 1
Paddles (Yes/No)
EPIRB (Yes/No)
Other
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Other
Other
Other
Marine Radio (Yes/No)
Type
Frequencies
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Stopover 2
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Vehicle Description
Stopover 3
Make
Model
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Color
Arrive No Later Than: Time
License Number
Stopover 4
Where is the Vehicle Parked?
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Stopover 5
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Stopover 6
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Final Destination Port (If Different Than Home Port)
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
If not returned by the date and time listed above, call the
Coast Guard or other local authority.
Coast Guard Phone Number
Local Authority Phone Number
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