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Owners Manual
Pro-Line Dual Console Series
Copyright 1995 Pro Line Boats Inc., PO box 1348,
Crystal River FL 34423 All rights reserved.
Rev. June 6, 2003
Table of Contents
I Introduction
Dealer / Customer responsibilities
II Safety
Passenger safety
Rules of the road
Hazardous conditions
Carbon monoxide
III Controls
Safety shut down
Shift / Throttle / Trim
Instruments: Fuel Gauge, Water Temperature, Volt, Tachometer,
Speedometer, Trim, Options
Switches: Bilge Pump, Lights, Trim,
IV Systems
Sea Water
Fuel/ Oil
After Market Accessories
V Trailering and Launching
Classification and Capacity
Load Distribution
Launching and Retrieving
VI Operation and Performance
VII Service and Care
Fiberglass / Gelcoat
Marine growth
Stainless Steel/ Aluminum
Upholstery: Vinyl, Fabric
Corrosion Protection
Winterization, Storage, Mooring
VIII Appendix
Boat ID
Trouble Shooting Chart
Nautical Terms
List of Illustrations
Fig. 1 helm / switch
Fig. 2 raw water system
Fig. 3 fuel / oil system
Fig. 4 d.c. panel
Fig. 5 trim condition
Helm terminal panel
Specifications /Dimensions
Wiring diagram
Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a new Pro Line Dual Console
fishing boat.
Welcome into the proud family of satisfied Pro Line owners. Every expedition lets you
enjoy the outstanding features designed into every boat we construct. Your new Pro Line
is more than just a boat, it's a lifestyle.
Pro Line's commitment to the needs and wishes of the professional sport fisherman has
resulted in a superior fishing craft, providing you with comfort, performance, security
and fishability. All of our boats comply with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) safety
regulations, and are designed, and crafted in accordance with the National Marine
Manufacturers Association (NMMA), American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)
standards, and the optional Common European directive (CE),
This manual (to be kept onboard your Pro Line) is designed to provide you with
information necessary for safe, efficient operation and care of your new Pro Line. To
maximize your enjoyment and safety, take the time now to carefully review the
documentation in your owners pack and this manual, and really get to know your boat.
Dealer's Duties
Your dealer's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Pre-delivery verification of proper rigging and operation.
* Providing adequate orientation in general operation of your Pro Line including
explanation of specific safety considerations regarding the use of systems and
* An explanation of owners packet literature and warranty registration
cards for all separately warranted equipment and accessories.
* Explaining local and out of area service procedures during and out of
warranty periods.
Customer Responsibilities
* Be proficient in boat handling and safety.- THIS MANUAL IS NOT
* Read and understand the limited warranty.
* Read all literature and instructions and use and maintain all equipment as
* Examine the boat at time of delivery to ensure that all systems are
functioning normally.
* Learn about and operate boat in accordance with local, state and federal laws,
regulations and registration requirements.
* The owner is legally responsible for all liabilities of operation - secure
insurance protection.
Your Pro Line boat has been constructed with safety in mind, however the ultimate safety
of you and your passengers is in your hands. Plan your trips carefully. Insure ample fuel
supply and reserve. Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.
Keep current charts onboard. Read and observe USCG boating safety circulars.
The USCG is the authority of all the waterways. State boating regulations are enforced
by local authorities. You are subject to marine traffic laws and "Rules of the Road" for
both federal and state waterways, and must submit to boarding if requested by proper
There are many publications available from the Coast Guard concerning regulations and
more. For additional information call the boating safety hot line at 1(800)368-5647.
USCG regulations require the following equipment while operating your boat:
* Fire extinguisher
* Personal Flotation Device (PFD) for each occupant
* One throwable PFD
* Sound signal device
* Navigational lights if operated at night
* Sight signal (flare- night, orange flag- day) when in coastal waters or great
* Anchor and sufficient line
In addition, here is a list of suggested equipment you should have aboard your Pro Line:
* First aid kit and blankets
* Sea anchor with line
* Mooring lines and fenders
* Bailing device
* Combination oar / boat hook
* Tool kit and lubricant
* Spare prop, nut & washer
* Spare fasteners, hose clamps, plugs
* Spare fuses and bulbs
* Binoculars or telescope
* Local charts and compass
* Water proof flashlight
* 2 way radio (with proper license) * EPIRB (emergency beacon)
* Floating key chain & spare keys * Navigation device
* Emergency food and water
* Water proof matches or lighter.
Passenger Safety
You are responsible for the safety and conduct of your passengers, make sure that:
* You instruct passengers on proper use and location of PFD's; children
and non-swimmers should wear one at all times.
* When underway each passenger is in a safe location, and knows to keep
the boat balanced.
* At least one other person knows how to operate the boat in case of emergency.
* They are aware of dangers of the prop, and the possibility of sudden
maneuvers and jolts.
* You turn the engine off and remove key when swimmers are near the
prop or using the dive platform.
* All keep away from lines under stress should they break and recoil.
Rules of the Road
Know and use the rules of the road, the information here is only a brief overview. For
detailed information, contact the USCG.
Audible warning signals:
* One short horn blast: starboard course change.
* Two short horn blasts: port course change.
* Three short horn blasts: astern operation.
* Five horn blasts: doubt about previous signal, or danger.
* One Five second blast every minute: for fog operation
When overtaking, the give-way vessel announces intention with horn blast(s) and waits
for same response, then completes maneuver.
When approaching head on both boats give way after giving appropriate horn blast.
(preferable to starboard).
When crossing a vessel converging from starboard has right of way, port vessel gives
way (both acknowledge with one short horn blast).
Know and observe navigational buoys and markers.
Give way to craft under sail.
Hazardous Conditions
Keep track of weather developments and avoid hazardous conditions if possible. When
forced to operate your Pro Line in storm conditions:
* Wear PFD's
* Stow loose gear and equipment.
* Place heavy items as low as possible.
* Head for the easiest to reach safe location.
* Reduce speed. If the boat leaves the water, you're moving too fast.
* If power fails, rig a sea anchor off the bow (an empty ice chest in a pinch).
* Stay with boat if it capsizes, unless it is burning out of control.
Don't drink and drive. If you have been drinking have someone drive who has not been
drinking. Never operate a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Carbon Monoxide
Be aware of and avoid conditions that can cause carbon monoxide poisoning (see USCG
boating safety circular 77). Sources of carbon monoxide include any gas or diesel
engine, any flame such as a charcoal grill, stove or heater. Carbon monoxide can
accumulate to deadly levels in enclosed spaces. Always ventilate occupied areas of vessel
with fresh clean air.
Be aware of and avoid conditions that lead to accidental fire. Guard against and watch
for fuel spills and leaks. Inspect wiring for damage or exposure that could lead to short
circuits or arcing. Make sure those who smoke are vigilant against their ignition source
starting a fire. Don't allow smoking while fueling. Keep a USCG approved fire
extinguisher aboard at all times. Inspect the fire extinguisher regularly, learn how (and
instruct others) to properly use it. Only use water to fight a fire as a last resort and then
only after making arrangements to abandon the boat if a fire should get out of control.
If a fire is burning out of control and you must abandon the boat keep the following in
* Abandon the boat into the wind to minimize burn risk from floating fuel.
* Wear a PFD unless you must swim under burning fuel.
* If swimming under burning fuel throw a PFD outside of the burning area and
swim under the burning fuel to it.
Be aware of and avoid conditions that can cause your boat to flood with water.
Possible causes of flooding include; damage to hull or thru-hull fitting, waves washing
into the boat, water entering cockpit due to improper loading.
If water enters the boat faster than the bilge pump can expel it, the boat will become
flooded and may swamp, capsize, or sink.
The ignition switch has three positions; off, on, start. To start the engine; attach safety
lanyard, turn the key clockwise against the spring pressure to the start position, as soon as
the engine starts release clockwise pressure allowing spring tension to return switch to
the on position. If the engine fails to start in 5 seconds of cranking allow the starter to
cool 10 seconds and repeat.
For detailed instructions see engine manual.
The choke is only used to aid in starting a cold engine. Operation varies with
manufacture, consult your engine manual.
Safety Shut Down
The Safety shut down switch shuts off the engine in case the operator is thrown from the
boat or helm. To ensure proper function always attach the lanyard securely to the
Shift/ Throttle
Your Pro Line can be ordered with several different shift/ throttle systems. Refer to the
owner's packet to find the manual pertaining to your particular installation.
The shift lever has three positions; forward, neutral, reverse. The shift function occurs in
the first portion of the lever travel. After the transmission is shifted into gear, further
movement of the lever advances the throttle. To move forward, push the lever ahead, pull
back for reverse. Centralize the lever to the detent for neutral. The shift lever is equipped
with a neutral safety switch to prevent the motor from starting in gear. Practice shifting a
few times without the engine running to develop a feel for the range and friction of the
system. The initial short movement of the lever to engage the transmission should be
made firmly to avoid causing gear clash. CAUTION: Use care in shifting to avoid
advancing the throttle more than intended. Practice in an safe area away from
obstacles until familiar with the feel.
The throttle can be operated independently for starting. Refer to the engine/ drive
manuals in your owners packet for specific information. If attempting to start an engine
this way, keep a hand on the throttle to pull it back as the engine clears to prevent over
Fig 1 Helm Area
Your Pro Line is equipped with a self contained hydraulic steering system. When the
steering wheel is turned the helm pump pumps fluid to the steering cylinder, causing the
boat to turn. Always check the operation of the steering before starting the engine.
Periodically check the fluid level and fill if necessary. Beware of adding too much fluid
especially if the ambient temperature is cold because subsequent expansion could cause
leaking or damage to your system (refer to manual in packet). Every 24 hours of
operation check all nuts, caps, and hose fittings for tightness. Check that the hoses are not
chafing, or kinking on sharp corners. Also check that hose ends are not damaged or
distorted by the clamps.
The fluid should be changed yearly under normal conditions, twice yearly for heavy use.
If your steering does not operate properly first check for; drive entanglements, fluid
level, hoses / fittings for leaks, and / or air in the system.
Your Pro Line's instrumentation will vary from model to model and engine to engine,
therefore the following descriptions are general; refer to your engine manual for
Fuel Gauge
Differences in temperature, humidity, speed and trim can affect the actual accuracy of
this gauge in service. It is important to verify the fuel flow in gal./hr. for your boat and
make note of your gauge position with respect to time for different RPM settings. No
gauge can give 100% accuracy. If you notice unusually high or low fuel consumption,
investigate further to see if the engine is using more fuel than normal or the gauge has
Water Temperature
The water temperature gauge indicates the internal water temperature of your engine.
Your engine is equipped with a thermostat to quickly bring the engine up to its optimum
operating temperature range of 150 to 170 degrees f. All outboard engines are also
equipped with a audio alarm system indicating a over heat condition, if the gauge or
alarm indicates a over heat condition, immediately shut the engine off, lift the drive and
inspect water intakes for obstructions such as aquatic vegetation or mud. After finding the
source of the overheating, restart engine and confirm water flow, if water does not flow
within five seconds shut the engine off.
The volt meter indicates battery voltage; normal reading is between 12 to 15.5 volts. A
low reading indicates too heavy of a load or a dysfunction in the charging system. Too
high of a voltage indicates a fault of the charging circuitry and continued operation will
damage the battery.
The tachometer indicates the revolutions per minute (RPM) of your engine. Do not
operate the engine beyond the limits stated in your engine manual. Abnormally low tach.
readings (for a given throttle setting) indicates loss of power, or an prop entangled with
weeds or trash; check the prop first. A reading higher than normal indicates a ventilating
or cavitating prop, or prop/ drive damage.
The speedometer indicates the speed of your boat in Miles per hour (MPH).
The gauge operates by sensing water impact pressure from the pitot tube mounted on the
transom. (or integrated into the lower drive unit of the motor). If the gauge fails to give a
reading, suspect a blocked pickup.
The trim gauge indicates the in (down) and out (up) position of the drive unit in relation
to the hull. (see Trimming your boat p.18 )
Optional instrumentation for your Pro Line includes: fish locator / depth finder, VHF
radio, GPS navigation aids, etc. Refer to the manuals supplied.
Bilge Pump
Your Pro Line is equipped with an automatic bilge pump system with a manual override.
The pump is located in the bilge at the keel. The pump is mounted as low as possible. If
the pump runs for a long time it may mean that water is entering the bilge faster than the
pump can expel it. Investigate and correct the cause immediately. The automatic float
switch is wired directly to the battery terminal through an in-line fuse. Keep the bilge
area clean and free from debris that could clog ports. The helm switch overrides normal
automatic operation on the primary pump. Circuit breakers are located at the helm. Keep
the battery charged that the bilge pump is attached to. If the battery is discharged and
flooding occurs the boat could swamp, causing damage and possible loss of life or
For operation at night, your Pro Line is equipped with navigation and anchor lights to
indicate your position to other boaters. While running after dark the nav. lights are
required to be on and visible to other boaters, visually verify operation and lack of
obstructions. Lights are also provided for the cockpit, helm and head.
Breaker Switches
The wiring on your Pro Line is protected by circuit breaker or fuse. Breakers are located
beside the switches or on the main breaker panel on the transom panel. If a device stops
working first suspect the circuit breaker is tripped (or fuse blown).
A tripped breaker will protrude from its set position, indicating that the circuit has been
overloaded. Turn off the device(s) on the circuit then reset the breaker by pushing in
once. If the breaker does not reset or if it resets and then pops out again after the device is
turned back on, then a short circuit exists or your device may be damaged, overloaded or
faulty. Correct the problem and then reset the breaker. If the breaker continues to pop
and you are certain the device, switch and wiring are in good repair; either the breaker is
too small for the load or is faulty. Reduce the load or replace the breaker.
Sea Water System
The bait-well switch controls a pump mounted on a seacock in the bilge. An overflow
tube is provided that is inserted into the drain to allow circulation to keep bait alive. The
pump is mounted just above the bilge pump in the bilge. The pump is equipped with a
pressure switch. Turn the main switch off if the pump is not going to be used soon. Raw
water is taken in by the thruhull fitting with a seacock. A strainer on the pump filters the
raw water. The filter must be cleaned as needed to avoid pump damage. Seacocks on all
below water line fittings should be closed when not in use.
Raw Water Filter,
Baitwell / Washdown pump,
Bilge Pump,
Fuel / Water Separator
Sea-cock, shown in the open position
Fig 4 Bait-well/Wash-down
Fuel / Oil System
The fuel tank on your Pro Line is made of heavy gauge aluminum with internal baffling
to minimize sloshing. The tank is vented overboard, inspect the vent for obstructions
regularly. 'Deck plate' access ports are placed over the hose connections and the sending
unit. Inspect the hose connections on a regular basis, and if you notice fuel odor or see
fuel in the bilge.
Water separator / filter units are located in the bilge. The spin on cartridges should be
changed at least seasonally, more often depending on use and conditions.
Pro Line boats equipped with oil injected outboard engines have onboard oil tanks.
Ensure that the tanks are well stocked with the recommended 2 stroke oil - refer to your
engine manual. It is imperative that the oil supply remain clean and uncontaminated by
water or dirt, check to make sure that the oil lines are free from leaks, kinks, and chafing.
Fig 5 Under Deck
Head / Waste
If your Pro Line is equipped with a portable head refer to the manual supplied in your
owner's packet.
Direct Current
12 volt direct current provides electrical power for all lighting, pumps, electronics, and
DC devices. A main breaker panel is located behind the starboard transom hatch.
Positive terminal, Negative terminal, Main Breaker
Fig 6 transom panel
Aftermarket Accessories
Your Pro Line's electrical system was designed for factory tested and approved dealer
installed optional accessories. Pro Line makes no recommendations to the suitability of
accessories that are not listed in the Pro Line sales literature . Any unapproved
modifications or additions to the standard or optional system are done at the owners risk
and void the warranty. Unapproved modifications could cause risk of fire or failure of the
electrical system.
Trailering and Launching
Consult your trailer manufacture for specific information relating to your particular
trailer. Pro Line does not make or recommend the use of any particular trailer. Make sure
the trailer you use is certified.
Consult your state authority for state regulations pertaining to trailering a boat.
Use the following towing check list:
* Check brakes.
* Check springs and under carriage for cracks, loose parts and fasteners.
* Ensure tires are inflated to proper pressure, and in good condition.
* Check wheel bearings and lug nuts.
* Verify light and signal operation.
* Make sure boat is tied down from bow and stern eyes.
* Stow bimini top and other items likely to blow off or out.
* Carry a spare tire and tools for changing. (spare bearing and race set for
long trips)
* Securely brace O/B motors.
* Go slow over bumps.
* Check tires and hubs often for excessive heat, service if required.
* When backing have an assistant watch and guide with signals.
The trailer you choose should be a proper match for your boat with regard to capacity
and hull design. Consult your dealer when making your selection. The tow vehicle must
have sufficient towing capacity for the combined load of boat, trailer and accessories.
Check the certification label on the forward port (left) side of your trailer to ensure that it
has adequate gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for the combined boat and trailer. The
weight of the boat must include; the empty basic hull weight, the motors weight,
accessories weight, full fuel and water weight, provisions and equipment weight.
Ensure that the hitch in the tow vehicle is rated for the GTW or greater, and that the ball
size matches the trailer receiver.
Load Distribution
Generally speaking the tongue weight should be from 5 to 10 % of the GVWR. Make
certain that the hull is evenly supported along the length and width with no load
concentrations. Make sure that the bottom of the transom is supported and not hanging
past the end of the trailer. Load the boat so it is centered side to side, and straight on the
Launching and Retrieving
Pre- Launch Check List* Install drain plug.
* Remove covers and tie downs. (leave bow winch strap in place)
* Place lines and fenders if needed.
* Disconnect lights to avoid shorting.
* Verify that safety equipment is aboard.
* If possible use a lookout.
* Back down the ramp until wheels are under water or the stern of the boat just
starts to float ( keeping perpendicular to the shore).
* Loosen bow strap, board the boat, lower the motor.
* Start the engine and check the bilge for leaks.
* Remove winch strap from bow eye.
* Back boat off of trailer.
* Dock the boat and park the tow vehicle.
Retrieving* Back down the ramp so trailer is half submerged.
* Carefully line up boat, slowly maneuvering with short bursts of power.
* When the keel is centered and boat is just touching the trailer, winch (or
smoothly apply power) until the boat eases to rest on the bow rest.
* Secure the bow strap.
* Haul the boat out of the water and park out of the way of others.
* Remove the drain plug.
* Rinse off salt water if fresh water is available (or as soon as possible otherwise).
* Stow equipment and canvas, affix tie downs and covers.
* Hook up trailer lights and verify operation.
Operation and Performance
The capacity plate states the maximum persons and the maximum weight in pounds for
persons, engine and gear that the boat will safely accommodate under normal conditions.
These load capacity ratings are computed using USCG formulas. For operation in rough
and adverse conditions reduce the boats load to permit safe operation.
The performance of any boat is a function of the amount of load carried, great loads
reduce performance. Depending upon conditions and what engine / hull combination you
have selected, your boat may not be able to stay on plane when loaded to its maximum
rated capacity.
When loading your Pro Line always:
* Maintain a balance both port to starboard and bow to stern.
* Keep heavy items as low as possible.
* When boarding step (never jump) into the boat one at a time.
* Pass gear from the dock to someone in the boat, do not carry gear while
* Never allow passengers to ride with feet hanging over the side of the boat.
* Do not allow passengers to sit or stand on top of the stern, or gunwales.
Due to the explosive nature of gasoline certain precautions must be observed when
Before Fueling* Secure the boat to the dock with adequate moorings.
* Turn off engine and any equipment having brush type (spark producing)
* Close cabin, doors and hatches so fumes don't enter boat.
* Disembark all persons not necessary for the fueling operation.
* Prohibit all smoking and open flame on board and nearby.
* Have a fire extinguisher close by.
While Fueling* Keep nozzle in contact with fill opening to minimize chance of sparks.
* Do not leave unattended.
* Do not spill fuel.
* Do not over fill, filling a tank until fuel is vented is dangerous. Allow
room for expansion.
After Fueling* Close fill opening.
* Wipe up any spilled fuel. Dispose of rags on shore.
* Open cabin door, ventilate boat
* Check for fumes in bilge, continue to ventilate if present.
Follow the information in your engine manual if it deviates from the following
Before Starting Engine* Ventilate all enclosed spaces.
* Visually inspect bilge for raw fuel, smell for vapors.
* Visually make sure propeller is clear of obstructions or swimmers.
* Make sure engine cooling water intakes are submerged.
* Lock helm seats to face straight forward.
* Attach safety lanyard.
Start the engine in accordance with the manufactures recommendations. After your
engine starts make sure to observe a few basic rules to ensure that the engine is
functioning properly:
* Verify engine cooling water circulation.
* Check the water temperature gauge for the first few minutes to make
sure the engine is warming properly.
* Check for leaks especially fuel, shut down and correct if found.
* Follow the break- in procedures for your engine.
* After engine is warm and after the necessary break- in, drive the boat at full
throttle for a few moments ( if conditions permit) to verify engine is
developing full RPM.
The power trim system allows the operator to raise and lower motor through out a infinite
number of settings between its upper and lower limits. For every throttle setting there is a
trim setting that will yield optimal speed, stability or maneuverability.
For most conditions the best all-round performance is obtained when the bow of the boat
is slightly out of the water, with all motors trimmed to the same degree.
General trim down (or "in") characteristics are:
* Starting position for best acceleration to plane.
* Lowers bow, providing better stability and ride in rough water.
* Reduces boat speed and economy due to increased drag of hull and drive.
* More spray over bow.
General trim up (or "out") characteristics are:
* Raises the bow of the boat in the water, resulting in less hull in the water.
* Greater speed and economy for a given throttle setting.
* Greater maneuverability (provided prop does not ventilate during the
* In excess, the reduced stability can lead to bouncing, porpoising and
propeller ventilation.
In addition to providing ideal boat performance, the power trim enables the motor or
drive unit to be raised (tilted up) for trailering, beaching, and launching.
The electric motor that drives the hydraulic pump is protected by an internal thermal
circuit breaker that interrupts the power when overheated. Avoid continued pressure on
the switch after the unit has reached the limits of travel (you can hear the difference in
sound as the pump strains against the increased load).
Drive Trim
If your Pro Line was ordered with a factory installed engine it will have a propeller that
has been performance tested to provide the best all-round performance for your engine
/hull combination at sea level.
In some situations, it may be desirable to re- prop your Pro Line to enhance desired
performance needs. For instance:
* Decreasing pitch will enhance acceleration and power at high loads.
* Increasing pitch will increase speed at light loads.
* Decreasing diameter will compensate for loss of power at high altitudes.
* Increasing diameter results in higher efficiency at low speeds at the
expense of top speed and acceleration.
When re- propping to a lower pitch or smaller diameter be sure not to over rev the engine
at top speed, engine damage could result.
Operating your engine with a damaged prop will decrease top speed, increase fuel
consumption and may introduce undesirable handling characteristics. The vibration
caused by running a damaged prop could cause costly damage to your lower drive unit.
Service and Care
To enjoy trouble free use of your Pro Line follow the recommended procedures and
instructions relating to the service and care of your boat. Failure to follow the following
maintenance practices will result in shorter life of your equipment and may void your
Much of the installed equipment on your Pro Line is separately warranted, follow the
care instructions found in your owners packet to keep these warranties in force.
Your engine manual contains service information relating to your particular engine
installation. Follow the provided recommendations for trouble free service, and to
preserve your warranty.
Fiberglass / Gel Coat
The gel coated fiber glass on your Pro Line provides a smooth easy to clean and maintain
surface. Regular cleaning and waxing will preserve the finish on your boat for many
years to come.
Use a mild detergent and plenty of fresh clean water to swab down the exposed gelcoat of
your boat, don't use harsh cleaners containing ammonia, chlorine or abrasives. Do not
use acetone or any ketone solvents. Stubborn stains can be removed with alcohol or
kerosene provided they are washed off immediately and completely with mild detergent
and water.
Wax all gel coated surfaces a minimum of twice a year, more often if the boat is stored in
the sun. If due to neglect the surface takes on a dull appearance that is not restorable by
waxing, hand buff with a rubbing compound such as Dupont No. 7, or power buff with
Mirror-Glaze No 1 then wax.
Caution: when power buffing use care not to leave swirl marks or "burn" the surface. You
may want to leave power buffing to a professional.
The gel coat on your Pro Line is approximately 25-mil thick. Minor scratches and deep
stains that do not penetrate the gel coat can be lightly wet sanded, with 600 grit, buffed
and waxed to remove.
If a deep gouge to the surface occurs that goes all the way through the gel coat into the
fiberglass it must be repaired promptly to avoid further damage. Your dealer is best
equipped to handle this repair and achieve good bonding and color match. There are
many different gel coat repair kits on the market for this use however results obtained
may not be satisfactory.
For damage to fiberglass that goes deeper than 1/16 inch see your Pro Line dealer.
Marine Growth
If marine growth is a problem, consult your dealer about an anti-fouling finish for the
portions of the hull below the water line. When moored in salt or brackish water it is
recommended that you haul the boat out and scrub the bottom every 30 days to prevent
the acclimation of marine growth.
Windows and Hatches
To clean acrylic, rinse with fresh water to remove as much grime as possible. Use your
bare hand with lots of water so you can feel any grit and avoid grinding it in to the
surface as you dislodge it. When all material that may scratch is gone, use a soft clean
cloth with a non abrasive mild detergent and clean fresh water. Rinse and blot dry with a
clean dry chamois.
Grease and adhesives may be removed with kerosene, hexane or white gas (not gas you
burn in your boat, car or lawnmower ).
Never use, solvents like acetone, silicone spray, benzine, carbon tetrachloride, dry
cleaning fluid, lacquer or paint thinner, or any chlorinated solvent, on acrylic, since they
dissolve the material.
Stainless Steel / Aluminum
Stainless steel is used on bow rail and deck fittings on your Pro Line. Stainless is
corrosion resistant but not corrosion proof. If used in contact with sulfides, chloride salts,
or rusting metals, stainless will show rust spots, discolor or corrode. The grain structure
of stainless, when modified by welding processes has increased susceptibility to microcorrosion (invisible to the unaided eye) and embrittlement. Proper care will preserve the
weld strength and beauty of your stainless:
* Always clean frequently with soap and water, most glass cleaners work.
* Always protect with a wax or oil film, especially around welds to guard
against micro- corrosion cracking and rust spots.
* Always remove rust spots as they appear with brass, silver or chrome cleaner.
* Never use coarse abrasives like sandpaper or steel wool, as these can cause
* Never clean with acids or bleaches.
* Never permit contact with iron, steel or other metals, which could cause
rust or corrosion.
Cleaning: Brush the canvas with a soft bristle brush and hose down at regular intervals to
remove bird droppings, dust and dirt particles. It may be washed with a mild solution of
natural soap in lukewarm water (less than 100 deg. F.) DO NOT USE DETERGENTS.
For more stubborn stains soak the canvas in a solution of 4-oz. non-chlorine bleach, 4oz.
natural soap and one-gallon warm water, for about 20 min. Rinse with cold water.
Note: If the water repellence is lost due to cleaning, apply a water repellent treatment as
The canvas may be washed in a automatic washing machine set on 'cold' using 2 cups
non chlorine bleach 1 cup natural soap. DO NOT DRY IN A DRYER, LINE DRY
ONLY to prevent shrinkage. If water won't bead on dry surface, re treat with water
Storage: Do not fold or store any canvas while wet. All canvas should be rolled or folded
when dry and kept in a clean dry location.
An occasional wipe down with mild soap and water is all that your interior and exterior
vinyls need to remain in good condition for many years. We do not recommend the use of
any special cleaners sealers or treatments for interior and exterior vinyls. Refer to the
provided brochure.
For all fabrics use dry cleaning fluid only.
Corrosion Protection
Your motor / drive unit has a sacrificial anode made of zinc to mitigate the effects of
corrosion causing, electrolysis . Maintain this anode in accordance with the maintenance
schedule in your engine manual. If you moor your Pro Line in salt water for extended
periods make sure to check the anti-corrosion anode often for operation. Make sure the
anode surface is exposed and not caked with corrosion and scale. If the anode is eroded
renew it.
Winterization and Storage
Pre-Storage Check List
* Remove drain plug, keep bow high to drain any water accumulation.
* Drain all water from water systems, pumps, valves, drains and lines. Blown air
can be used to help remove water.
* Fill fuel tank and add a stabilizer such as 'STA-BIL' to the gasoline.
* Prepare the engine in accordance with manufactures recommendations found in
your engine manual.
* Treat metal parts with rust inhibitor.
* Remove the battery and protect it from freezing. Trickle charge overnight oncea-month.
* Place under cover, if on a trailer loosen tie down straps, and unload the tires
with blocks.
Fitting Out After Storage* Check entire fuel system for loose fittings, leaks and damage.
* Clean battery terminals, install battery(s), and coat terminals with a deoxidizing
* Check all through hull fittings and hoses for obstructions, water tightness and
* Test navigation, anchor and other lights for operation.
* Check wiring, terminal blocks and plugs for loose connections and corrosion.
* Verify controls, switch and equipment operation.
* Check line condition and inspect anchor and rode.
* Install hull drain plug, clean out any debris from bilge and cockpit.
* Remove antifreeze and flush water system.
Appendix: Boat
Identification Information
Home Port:___________________________________________________
Boat Name:___________________________________________________
Registration No:_______________________________________________
Hull No:______________________________________________________
Vertical Clearance:_______-Hull:________-Deck:_________Warranty Registration Date:___________________________
Fuel Capacity Gal.:_________Key No:____________________________
Radio Call Letters:_____________________Bat.____________________
Engine Make &
Engine S/N:___________________________________________________
Trailer Make & model:_________________________________________
Trailer S/N:_________________________GVWR:__________________
Insurance Company:___________________________________________
Policy No.:_____________________Phone No.:_____________________
Trouble Shooting Chart
Poor speed or fuel economy:
*Wrong propeller for load or conditions.
*Trim is in to far.
*Load is to far forward or to heavy, or boat has taken on water.
*Marine growth on hull, Line or anchor dragging.
*Fuel is stale or partially blocked, engine is worn, out of tune or under
*Improper rigging, air intake or exhaust partially blocked.
Engine cranks but will not start:
*Out of fuel, filter is clogged, fuel line kinked, fuel vent plugged.
*Water in fuel.
*Engine problem, (electrical, fuel pump, blockage, etc.).
*Safety shut down switch lanyard not installed.
Engine will not crank:
*Drive is in gear (check operation of the throttle release).
*Battery is weak or terminals corroded or loose.
*Engine or drive damage.
Engine runs but boat won’t go:
*Throttle release is engaged.
*Disconnected shift linkage.
*Damaged prop, or lower drive unit.
*Entangled in lines or weeds, or Anchor is down.
Prop cavitates:
*Trim out too far, motor to high.
*Weeds on prop.
*Bow heavy, damage to hull.
Excessive vibration:
*Propeller, engine, or drive unit damaged.
*Hull damage.
Boat won't turn:
*Steering unit needs fluid or has trapped air, tiller is disconnected. (helm turns)
*Steering trunion or mechanism jammed, (helm won't turn).
Electrical problems
(see wiring diagram)
*Corroded wires, terminals, or plugs.
*Broken, loose or short circuited wires.
*Circuit breaker tripped.
*Defective switch, device or breaker.
*Inline fuse burnt out.
*Overloaded circuit.
Handling problems like:
Runs wet
Hard ride
Overbank in turn
Catches in turns
*Trimmed out too far, damaged hull (rocker), trim tabs up, stern heavy.
*Trimmed in too far, bow heavy, trim tabs down, overloaded for conditions.
*Stern heavy, trimmed in too far, going to fast for conditions.
*Loaded to one side, trim tabs set wrong, trimmed to far in, fuel tanks uneven.
*Trimmed in too far, improperly located load, throttle advanced to far.
*Damaged hull (hook), stern heavy, trim tabs down.
Nautical Terms
Abeam: At 90 degrees to the center-line of the boat, exactly to either side of the boat.
Abaft: A point on a boat that is aft of another.
Aft: Toward the rear of the boat.
Beam: The widest part of the boat.
Bilge: The lower interior of the hull.
Bow: The fore part of a boat.
Bulkhead: A vertical partition or reinforcement in a boat usually perpendicular to the
Chine: The juncture of the bottom and the side of the boat.
Chock: Deck fitting used to guide a line.
Cleat: Deck fitting used to secure a line to.
Deck: Upper structure of a boat that covers the hull.
Draft: The distance the lowest part (usually the keel) of the boat projects into the water.
Fathom: A unit of measure equal to six feet.
Freeboard: The height of the deck above the water line.
Gunwale or Gunnel: The Juncture of the side of the cockpit, deck and hull.
Hatch: An opening used for access to an interior space.
Head: Toilet or toilet area in a boat.
Helm: Steering wheel or console area of a boat.
Hull: The basic structure of a boat, that provides flotation by displacing and excluding
Keel: The major lengthwise member of the hull, the lowest portion of the hull.
Knot: A measure of speed in nautical miles per hour, equal to 1.15 MPH
Lee: The side sheltered from the wind.
Port: The left side of the boat when aboard the boat facing the bow.
Scupper: Duct to drain water from the cockpit, usually with a check valve to sea-water
Sheer: The juncture of the deck and the hull, generally covered by the rub rail.
Starboard: The right side of the boat when aboard the boat facing the bow.
Stern: The back of the boat.
Stringer: Lengthwise reinforcing members of the hull.
Transom: Vertical part of the stern.
Wake: Waves produced by a boat moving through the water.
Windward: Toward the direction from which the wind is blowing.
20 DC
L.O.A………………………………………20’2”” (6.12m)
BEAM………………………………………8’0”” (2.50m)
DRAFT – HULL………………….……….15” (0.38m)
DEADRISE…………………………………19 Degree
FUEL CAPACITY…………………………70 GALS. (265.0L)
WEIGHT – HULL()……………………2500 LBS. (1134 kg)
WEIGHT – TRAILER ()……………….4000 LBS (1814 kg)
COCKPIT AREA…………………………87 SQ. FT. (26.52m²)
COCKPIT DEPTH……………………….22” (0.56m)
BRIDGE CLEARANCE…………………6’2” (1.88m)
MAX. HP…………………………………200 (149.14kw)
BAITWELL CAPACITY………………..9.75 GAL (36.9L)
FISHBOX CAPACITY…………………..9.75 GAL (36.9L)
22 DC
L.O.A………………………………………22’5” (6.83m)
BEAM………………………………………8’5” (2.50m)
DRAFT – HULL………………….……….15” (0.38m)
FUEL CAPACITY…………………………90 GALS. (340.8L)
WEIGHT – HULL()……………………3050 LBS. (1383 kg)
WEIGHT – TRAILER ()……………….4179 LBS (1896kg)
COCKPIT AREA…………………………92 SQ. FT. (28.04m²)
COCKPIT DEPTH……………………….22” (0.56m)
BRIDGE CLEARANCE…………………6’2” (1.88m)
MAX. HP…………………………………225 (167.78kw)
BAITWELL CAPACITY………………..9.75 GAL (36.9L)
FISHBOX CAPACITY…………………..9.75 GAL (36.9L)
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