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2470 WALKAROUND
OWNER’S MANUAL
FISHING BOATS
3901 St. Lucie Blvd.
Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946
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Print Date 8/98
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Your
2470 Walkaround Owner’s Manual has
been written to include a number of safety instructions to
assure the safe operation and maintenance of your boat. These
instructions are in the form of WARNING, CAUTION and
DANGER statements. The following definitions apply:
IMMEDIATE HAZARDS WHICH WILL RESULT IN
SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
HAZARDS OR UNSAFE PRACTICES WHICH COULD
RESULT IN SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
HAZARDS OR UNSAFE PRACTICES WHICH COULD
RESULT IN MINOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PRODUCT
AND PROPERTY DAMAGE.
All instructions given in this book are as seen from the stern
looking toward the bow, with starboard being to your right, and
port to your left. A glossary of boating terms is included.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your boat uses internal combustion
engines and flammable fuel. Every precaution has been taken
by Pursuit Fishing Boats to reduce the risks associated with
possible injury and damage from fire or explosion, but your
own precaution and good maintenance procedures are necessary in order to enjoy safe operation of your boat.
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Dear Pursuit 2470 Walkaround Owner:
All of us at Pursuit are pleased that you have selected one of our products as your
boat. As I’m sure you’ve discovered during the selection and decision process,
your Pursuit has been designed, engineered and built with care and precision.
Please allow me to note my personal philosophy. When I started this company,
my goal was to provide you, our customer, with the finest quality boat available.
Everything we have achieved since that time has been with the same goal in mind.
The information in this owner’s manual has been assembled to assist you with
obtaining maximum enjoyment with your Pursuit. Please read this manual
completely and always operate your boat safely and courteously.
Thank you for selecting a Pursuit Fishing Boat. We all wish you many years of
boating fun and safety.
Sincerely,
Leon R. Slikkers
Chief Executive Officer
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BOAT INFORMATION
Please fill out the following information section and leave it in your Pursuit
2470 Walkaround Owner’s Manual. This information will be important for
you and Pursuit service personnel to know, if and when you may need to call
Pursuit for technical assistance or service.
BOAT
MODEL:
HULL SERIAL #:
PURCHASE DATE:
DELIVERY DATE:
IGNITION KEYS #:
REGISTRATION #:
DRAFT:
WEIGHT:
ENGINE(S)
MAKE:
MODEL:
PORT SERIAL #:
STARBOARD SERIAL #:
TRANSMISSION(S) (Inboard)
MAKE:
MODEL:
PORT SERIAL #:
STARBOARD SERIAL #:
RATIO:
OUTDRIVE(S) (Inboard/Outboard)
MAKE:
MODEL:
PORT SERIAL #:
STARBOARD SERIAL #:
PROPELLER(S)
MAKE:
BLADES:
DIAMETER/PITCH:
OTHER:
TRAILER
MAKE:
MODEL:
SERIAL #:
GVRW:
DEALER
PURSUIT
NAME:
PHONE:
DEALER/PHONE:
REPRESENTATIVE:
SALESMAN:
ADDRESS:
SERVICE MANAGER:
ADDRESS:
Pursuit Fishing Boats reserves the right to make changes and improvements in equipment, design and vendored
equipment items, at any time without notification.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Warranty and Warranty Registration Cards
The Pursuit Limited Warranty Statement is included with your boat. It has been written to be
clearly stated and easily understood. If you have any questions after reading the warranty, please
contact the Pursuit Customer Relations Department.
Pursuit, engine manufactures, and the suppliers of major components maintain their own
manufacturer's warranty and service facilities. It is important that you properly complete the
warranty registration cards included with your boat and engine(s) and mail them back to the
manufacturer to register your ownership. This should be done within 15 days of the date of
purchase and before the boat is put into service. A form for recording this information is provided
at the beginning of this manual. This information will be important for you and service personnel
to know, if and when you may need service or technical information.
The boat warranty registration requires the Hull Identification Number “HIN” which is
located on the starboard side of the transom, just below the rubrail. The engine warranty
registration requires the engine serial number(s). Please refer to the engine owner's manual for
the location of the serial number(s).
IMPORTANT:
All boat manufacturers are required by the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 to notify first time
owners in the event any defect is discovered “which creates a substantial risk of personal injury
to the public.” It is essential that we have your warranty registration card complete with
your name and mailing address in our files so that we can comply with the law if it should
become necessary.
Product Changes
Pursuit is committed to the continuous improvement of our boats. As a result, some of the
equipment described in this manual or pictured in the catalog may change or no longer be
available. Pursuit reserves the right to change standard equipment, optional equipment and
specifications without notice or obligation. If you have questions about the equipment on your
Pursuit, please contact the Pursuit Customer Relations Department.
Transferring the Warranty
For a transfer fee, S2 Yachts will extend warranty coverage to subsequent owners of Pursuit
models for the duration of the original warranty period. Please refer to the Pursuit Limited
Warranty Statement for the procedure to transfer the warranty.
To take advantage of this program, notification of the change of ownership, including the new
owner's name, address and telephone number together with the appropriate fee, must be sent to
Pursuit Fishing Boats, Customer Relations Department, 3901 St. Lucie Boulevard, Ft. Pierce,
Florida 34946, within 30 days of the date of resale.
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S2 Yachts will confirm, in writing, that the transfer of the warranty has taken place. After which,
the transferee will be treated as the original purchaser as outlined in the Pursuit Limited Warranty
Statement.
Service
All warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized Pursuit dealer. Should a problem
develop that is related to faulty workmanship or materials, as stated in the Limited Warranty, you
should contact your Pursuit dealer to arrange for the necessary repair. If you are not near your
dealer or another authorized Pursuit dealer or the dealer fails to remedy the cause of the problem,
then contact the Pursuit Customer Relations Department within 15 days. It is the boat owner's
responsibility to deliver the boat to the dealer for warranty service.
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OWNER'S/OPERATOR'S
RESPONSIBILITIES
Registration and Numbering
Federal law requires that all undocumented vessels equipped with propulsion machinery be
registered in the state of principal use. A certificate of number will be issued upon registering the
boat. These numbers must be displayed on your boat. The owner/operator of a boat must carry
a valid certificate of number whenever the boat is in use. When moved to a new state of principal
use, the certificate is valid for 60 days.
In order to be valid, the numbers must be installed to the proper specifications. Check with your
dealer or State Boating Authority for numbering requirements. The Coast Guard issues the
certificate of number in Alaska; all others are issued by the state.
Insurance
In most states, the boat owner is legally responsible for damages or injuries he or someone else
operating the boat causes. Responsible boaters carry adequate liability and property damage
insurance for their boat. You should also protect the boat against physical damage and theft. Some
states have laws requiring minimum insurance coverage. Contact your dealer or State Boating
Authority for information on the insurance requirements in your boating area.
Reporting Boating Accidents
All boating accidents must be reported by the operator or owner of the boat to the proper marine
law enforcement authority for the state in which the accident occurred. Immediate notification
is required if a person dies or disappears as a result of a recreational boating accident.
If a person dies or there are injuries requiring more than first aid, a formal report must be filed
within 48 hours.
A formal report must be made within 10 days for accidents involving more than $500.00 damage
or the complete loss of a boat.
A Boating Accident Report form is located near the back of this manual to assist you in reporting
an accident. If you need additional information regarding accident reporting, please call the
Boating Safety Hotline, 800-368-5647.
Education
If you are not an experienced boater, we recommend that the boat operator and other people that
normally accompany the operator, enroll in a boating safety course. Organizations such as the
U.S. Power Squadrons, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, State Boating Authorities and the
American Red Cross offer excellent boating educational programs. These courses are worthwhile
even for experienced boaters to sharpen your skills or bring you up to date on current rules and
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RESPONSIBILITIES
regulations. They can also help in providing local navigational information when moving to a new
boating area. Contact your dealer, State Boating Authority or the Boating Safety Hotline, 800368-5647 for further information on boating safety courses.
Required Equipment
U.S. Coast Guard regulations require certain equipment on each boat. The Coast Guard also sets
minimum safety standards for vessels and associated equipment. To meet these standards some
of the equipment must be Coast Guard approved. “Coast Guard Approved Equipment” has been
determined to be in compliance with USCG specifications and regulations relating to performance, construction, or materials. The equipment requirements vary according to the length, type
of boat, and the propulsion system. Some of the Coast Guard equipment is described in the Safety
Equipment chapter of this manual. For a more detailed description, obtain “Federal Requirements
And Safety Tips For Recreational Boats” by contacting the Boating Safety Hotline 800-368-5647
or your local marine dealer or retailer and read the book “Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts - Owner's
Manual,” included with your boat.
Some state and local agencies impose similar equipment requirements on waters that do not fall
under Coast Guard jurisdiction. These agencies may also require additional equipment that is not
required by the Coast Guard. Your dealer or local boating authority can provide you with
additional information for the equipment requirements for your boating area.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1:
Propulsion System
Page No.
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
General.................................................................................... 1-1
Drive Systems ......................................................................... 1-2
Engine Lubrication ................................................................. 1-2
Engine Cooling System .......................................................... 1-3
Propellers ................................................................................ 1-3
Engine Instrumentation .......................................................... 1-4
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
General ................................................................................... 2-1
Engine Throttle and Shift Controls ........................................ 2-1
Neutral Safety Switch ............................................................ 2-1
Engine Stop Switch ................................................................ 2-2
Engine Power Tilt and Trim................................................... 2-2
Steering System...................................................................... 2-3
Trim Tabs ............................................................................... 2-4
Control Systems Maintenance ............................................... 2-5
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Helm Control Systems
Fuel System
General ................................................................................... 3-1
Outboard Fuel System ............................................................ 3-3
Fueling Instructions ............................................................... 3-3
Fuel System Maintenance ...................................................... 3-5
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Chapter 4:
Electrical System
Page No.
4.1
4.2
4.3
General .................................................................................. 4-1
12-Volt System ...................................................................... 4-1
Electrical System Maintenance ............................................. 4-5
Chapter 5:
5.1
5.2
5.3
General ................................................................................. 5-1
Freshwater System Operation ............................................... 5-2
Freshwater System Maintenance .......................................... 5-2
Chapter 6:
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
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Raw Water System
General................................................................................... 6-1
High Pressure Washdown ...................................................... 6-2
Livewell ................................................................................. 6-3
Raw Water System Maintenance ........................................... 6-4
Chapter 7:
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7
Freshwater System
Drainage Systems
Cockpit Drainage ................................................................... 7-1
Hard Top and Radar Arch Drains .......................................... 7-1
Bilge Drainage ....................................................................... 7-2
Fishbox and Storage Compartment Drainage ........................ 7-3
Sink and Livewell Drains ...................................................... 7-3
Rope locker Drain .................................................................. 7-3
Maintenance........................................................................... 7-3
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Chapter 8:
Ventilation System
Page No.
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
Cabin Ventilation.................................................................... 8-1
Windshield Ventilation .......................................................... 8-1
Carbon Monoxide and Ventilation ......................................... 8-2
Maintenance ........................................................................... 8-3
Chapter 9:
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.7
9.8
9.9
Safety Equipment
General.................................................................................... 9-1
Engine Alarms ........................................................................ 9-1
Neutral Safety Switch............................................................. 9-2
Engine Stop Switch ................................................................ 9-2
Required Safety Equipment ................................................... 9-2
Carbon Monoxide Detector .................................................... 9-5
First Aid ................................................................................. 9-7
Maximum Capacity Rating .................................................... 9-8
Additional Safety Equipment ................................................. 9-8
Chapter 10: Operation
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
10.5
10.6
10.7
10.8
General ................................................................................... 10-1
Rules of the Road ................................................................... 10-1
Pre-Cruise System Check ....................................................... 10-3
Operating Your Boat .............................................................. 10-5
Grounding and Towing .......................................................... 10-7
Water Skiing ........................................................................... 10-8
Fishing ................................................................................... 10-9
Trailering Your Boat ............................................................. 10-9
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Chapter 11: Exterior Equipment
Page No.
11.1
11.2
11.3
Deck ........................................................................................ 11-1
Hull ......................................................................................... 11-3
Cockpit Equipment ................................................................. 11-4
Chapter 12: Interior Equipment
12.1
12.2
12.3
Portable Head ......................................................................... 12-1
Marine Head System............................................................... 12-2
Cabin and V-Berth .................................................................. 12-3
Chapter 13: Routine Maintenance
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.4
Exterior Hull and Deck ........................................................... 13-1
Upholstery, Canvas and Enclosures ........................................ 13-4
Cabin Interior .......................................................................... 13-6
Bilge ........................................................................................ 13-6
Chapter 14: Seasonal Maintenance
14.1
14.2
14.3
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Lay-up and Storage ................................................................. 14-1
Winterizing ............................................................................. 14-4
Recommissioning .................................................................... 14-6
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Chapter 15: Schematics
Twin Engine 12-Volt Wiring Schematic ............................................ 15-1
Single Engine 12-Volt Wiring Schematic .......................................... 15-2
Hydraulic Steering System ................................................................. 15-3
Twin Engine Fuel System . ................................................................. 15-4
Single Engine Fuel System ................................................................. 15-5
Freshwater System .............................................................................. 15-6
Raw Water System - No Macerator .................................................... 15-7
Raw Water System - With Macerator ................................................. 15-8
Drainage System ................................................................................. 15-9
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms ........................................................... A-1
Appendix B: Maintenance Log ............................................................. B-1
Appendix C: Boating Accident Report ................................................. C-1
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Chapter 1:
PROPULSION SYSTEM
1.1 General
The Pursuit 2470 Walkaround is designed to be powered with either a single outboard engine or
twin outboard engines. Outboard motors use an oil injection system. Oil is automatically injected
in the engine(s) and mixed at the proper ratio from oil tank(s) located in the stern of the boat.
Note: Always monitor the oil level in the tank and only use the type of oil specified by the
engine manufacturer.
Each manufacturer of the various outboard motors provides an owner’s information manual with
its product. It is important that you read the manual(s) very carefully and become familiar with
the proper care and operation of the engine and drive system. A warranty registration card has
been furnished with each new engine and can be located in the engine owner’s manual. All
information requested on this card should be filled out completely by the dealer and purchaser and
then returned to the respective engine manufacturer as soon as possible.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE ANY ENGINE OR DRIVE COMPONENT WITHOUT
BEING TOTALLY FAMILIAR WITH THE SAFE AND PROPER SERVICE PROCEDURES. CERTAIN MOVING PARTS ARE EXPOSED AND CAN BE DANGEROUS TO
SOMEONE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE OPERATION AND FUNCTION OF THE EQUIPMENT.
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DO NOT INHALE EXHAUST FUMES! EXHAUST CONTAINS CARBON MONOXIDE
THAT IS COLORLESS AND ODORLESS. CARBON MONOXIDE IS A DANGEROUS
GAS THAT IS POTENTIALLY LETHAL.
1.2 Drive Systems
Each outboard motor is a complete drive system with the gear case being just forward of the
propeller and connected to the power head with a vertical drive shaft. Other than the routine
maintenance outlined in the engine owner’s manual, there is little to be concerned with unless the
boat is to be kept in saltwater for extended periods of time. Then, the main concerns are marine
growth and electrolysis.
Marine growth occurs when components are left in the water for extended periods and can cause
poor performance or permanent damage to the exposed components. The type of growth and how
quickly it occurs is relative to the water conditions in your boating area. Water temperature,
pollution, current, etc. can have an effect on marine growth.
Electrolysis is the corrosion process occurring when different metals are submerged in an
electrolyte. Sea water is an electrolyte and submerged engine components must be properly
protected. Outboard motors are equipped with sacrificial zinc anodes to prevent electrolysis
problems. The zinc anodes must be monitored and replaced as necessary. For locations and
maintenance, please refer to the engine owner's manual.
When leaving the boat in the water, tilt the motor as high as possible. This will decrease the risk
of marine growth around the cooling inlets, propeller and exhaust ports and damage from
electrolysis.
DO NOT PAINT THE OUTBOARD MOTORS WITH ANTIFOULING PAINTS DESIGNED FOR BOAT HULLS. MANY OF THESE PAINTS CAN CAUSE SEVERE
DAMAGE TO THE ENGINES. CONTACT YOUR PURSUIT DEALER OR ENGINE
MANUFACTURER FOR INFORMATION ON THE PROPER PAINTING PROCEDURES.
1.3 Engine Lubrication
Your outboard motor is lubricated by a variable ratio oil injection
system. The oil tank(s) are mounted in the stern of the boat. Always
monitor the oil level before each cruise by checking the gauge in the
helm or visually checking the oil level using the reference marks on
the tank. When additional oil is needed, use only the type of oil
Oil Tank
specified by the engine manufacturer. Refer to the engine owner's
manual for oil specifications and additional information on the oil injection system.
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1.4 Engine Cooling System
Outboard engines are raw water (sea water) cooled. Water is pumped through the water inlets,
circulated through the engine block, and relinquished with the exhaust gases through the propeller
hub. The water pump uses a small impeller made of synthetic rubber. The impeller and water
pump cannot run dry for more than a few seconds. In most outboard motors, some cooling water
is diverted through small ports below the engine cowling. This allows the operator to visually
check the operation of the cooling system. When the engine is started, always check for a steady
stream of water coming out of those ports.
NEVER RUN AN OUTBOARD MOTOR WITHOUT WATER FLOWING TO THE WATER PUMP. SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE WATER PUMP IMPELLER OR ENGINE
COULD RESULT.
Note: If the boat is used in salt or badly polluted water, the engine(s) should be flushed after
each use. Refer to the engine owner’s manual for the proper engine flushing procedure.
1.5 Propellers
The propellers convert the engine’s power into thrust. They come in a variety of styles, diameters
and pitches. The one that will best suit the needs of your Pursuit will depend somewhat on your
application and expected average load. Propeller sizes are identified by two numbers stamped
on the prop in sequence. The 1st number in the sequence ( example 14 x 21) is the diameter of
the propeller and the 2nd number is the pitch. Pitch is the theoretical distance traveled by the
propeller in each revolution. Always repair or replace a propeller immediately if it has been
damaged. A damaged and therefore out of balance propeller can cause vibration that can be felt
in the boat and could damage the engine gear assembly. Refer to the engine owner’s manual for
information on propeller removal and installation.
RUNNING AGROUND OR STRIKING AN UNDERWATER OBSTRUCTION CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE MOTOR OR BOAT. IF YOUR
BOAT RUNS AGROUND, EVALUATE THE DAMAGE THEN PROCEED AT LOW
SPEED TO THE NEAREST SERVICE FACILITY AND HAVE AN IMMEDIATE INSPECTION MADE BEFORE FURTHER USE OF THE CRAFT. A DAMAGED BOAT
CAN TAKE ON WATER. KEEP ALL LIFE SAVING DEVICES CLOSE AT HAND
WHILE DRIVING TO A DOCK AREA. IF THE BOAT CANNOT BE IMMEDIATELY
REMOVED FROM THE WATER, THOROUGHLY INSPECT THE BILGE AREA FOR
LEAKS SO THAT THE BOAT DOES NOT SINK WHILE MOORED.
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1.6 Engine Instrumentation
The helm station is equipped with a set of engine
instruments and/or alarms. These instruments
allow the pilot to monitor the engine’s operational conditions. Close observation of these
instruments allows the pilot to operate the
engine(s) at the most efficient level and could
save the engine(s) from serious costly damage.
The instrumentation is unique to the type of
outboard motors installed on your Pursuit. Some
or all of the following gauges may be present.
Tachometer
The tachometer displays the speed of the engine(s)
in revolutions per minute (RPM) This speed is
not the boat speed nor necessarily the speed of the
propeller. The tachometer may not register zero
with the key in the "OFF" position.
Instrument Panel
NEVER EXCEED THE MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED OPERATION RPM OF THE ENGINE. MAINTAINING MAXIMUM, OR CLOSE TO MAXIMUM RPM FOR EXTENDED PERIODS CAN REDUCE THE LIFE OF THE ENGINE.
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the speed of the boat in miles per hour.
Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows the temperature of the engine cooling system. A sudden increase
in the temperature could indicate an obstructed water inlet or an impeller failure.
CONTINUED OPERATION OF AN OVERHEATED ENGINE CAN RESULT IN ENGINE SEIZURE. IF AN UNUSUALLY HIGH TEMPERATURE READING OCCURS,
SHUT THE ENGINE OFF IMMEDIATELY. THEN INVESTIGATE AND CORRECT
THE PROBLEM.
Water Pressure Gauge
The water pressure gauge monitors the water pressure in the engine cooling system. Refer to the
engine manufacturer owner's manual for more information on the cooling system water pressure
requirements for your engine.
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DO NOT OPERATE THE ENGINE IF LOW WATER PRESSURE IS INDICATED.
THIS COULD BE AN INDICATION OF A COOLING SYSTEM BLOCKAGE OR AN
IMPELLER FAILURE. IF LOW WATER PRESSURE IS INDICATED, SHUT THE
ENGINE OFF TO INVESTIGATE AND CORRECT THE PROBLEM.
Oil Level Gauge
The oil level gauge indicates the amount of oil in the engine oil tank(s).
Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge indicates the amount of fuel in the fuel tank.
Voltmeter
The voltmeter displays the voltage for the battery and the charging system. The normal voltage
is 11 to 12 volts with the engine off, and 13 to 14.5 volts with the engine(s) running.
Hour Meter
The hour meter keeps a record of the operating time for the engine.
Engine Alarms
Most outboards are equipped with an audible alarm system mounted in the helm area that monitors
selected critical engine systems. The alarm will sound if one of these systems begins to fail. Refer
to the engine owner’s manual for information on the alarms installed with your engines.
IF THE ENGINE ALARM SOUNDS, IMMEDIATELY SHUT OFF THE ENGINE UNTIL
THE PROBLEM IS FOUND AND CORRECTED.
Tilt/Trim Gauge
The tilt/trim gauge monitors the position of the engine. The upper range of the gauge indicates
the tilt, which is used for trailering and shallow water operation. The lower range indicates the
trim position. This is the range used to adjust the hull angle while operating your boat on plane.
Please refer the engine owner’s manual for more information on the operation of the outboard
power tilt and trim.
Fuel Management Gauge
Fuel management systems are optional equipment with some outboard engines. On Yamaha®
engines, the fuel management gauge is a multifunction gauge used to monitor the gallons per hour,
miles per gallon, and engine synchronization. If you have a fuel management system installed
on your boat, please refer to the engine or fuel management manual for information on that system.
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Compass
The compass is on top of the helm. To adjust the compass for your
area, read the instructions on “Compass Compensation” given to you
in the literature packet. The compass cannot be adjusted accurately
at the factory as it must be compensated for the influence of the
electrical equipment and electronics unique to your boat. Therefore,
the compass should be adjusted by a professional after the electronics
and additional electrical accessories are installed and before operating the boat.
Compass
Instrument Maintenance
Electrical protection for instruments and ignition circuitry is provided by a set of circuit breakers
located near the main battery switch. The ignition switches should be sprayed periodically with
a contact cleaner/lubricant. The ignition switches and all instruments, controls, etc. should be
protected from the weather when not in use. Excessive exposure can lead to gauge and ignition
switch difficulties.
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Chapter 2:
HELM CONTROL SYSTEMS
2.1 General
The helm controls consist of three systems: the engine throttle and shift controls, the steering
system, and the trim tab control switches. These systems provide the operator with the ability to
control the direction and attitude of the boat from the helm station.
Each manufacturer of the control components provides an owner’s manual with its product. It is
important that you read the manuals and become familiar with the proper care and operation of
the control systems.
2.2 Engine Throttle and Shift Controls
The shift and throttle controls on your boat may vary depending on the
engines used. The following control description is typical of most
outboard remote controls. Refer to the engine or control manual for
specific information on the controls installed on your Pursuit.
The engine throttle and shift control system consists of three major
components: the control handles, the throttle cable, and the shift cable. The
cables are the push-pull type. Two cables are required. One connects the
remote throttle control to the carburetor or fuel injection system and the
other connects the remote shift control to the engine shift rod linkage.
Controls
The helm on your Pursuit is designed for a binnacle style control with a single lever for each engine
that operates as a gear shift and a throttle. General operation will include a position for neutral
(straight up and down), a forward position (the 1st detente forward of neutral), and a reverse
position (the 1st detente aft of neutral). Advancing the control lever beyond the shift range
advances the throttle in forward or reverse. Each control is equipped with a means of permitting
the engine to be operated at a higher than idle RPM while in neutral for cold starting and warmup purposes. See your engine owner’s manual for details of this operation.
2.3 Neutral Safety Switch
Every control system has a neutral safety switch incorporated into it. This device prohibits the
engine from being started while the shift lever is in any position other than the neutral position.
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If the engine will not start, slight movement of the shift lever may be necessary to locate the neutral
position and disengage the safety cutout switch. Control or cable adjustments may be required
to correct this condition should it persist. See your Pursuit dealer for necessary control and cable
adjustments.
The neutral safety switch should be tested periodically to insure that it is operating properly. To
test the neutral safety switch, make sure the engines are tilted down and move the shift levers to
the forward position. Make sure the control levers are not advanced past the idle position.
Activate the starter for each engine. The starter should not engage for either engine. Repeat this
test with the shift levers in reverse and the engine throttles at idle. Again, the starter should not
engage for either engine. If the starter for either engine engages with the shift controls in any
position other than the neutral position, then the neutral safety switch is not functioning properly
and you should contact your dealer and have the neutral safety switch repaired before using your
boat. If an engine starts in gear during this test, immediately move the control levers to the neutral
position. Turn the engines off and have the problem corrected by a qualified marine mechanic
before using the boat.
2.4 Engine Stop Switch
All Pursuit boats rigged with outboard motors are equipped with
an engine stop switch and lanyard. When the lanyard is pulled it
will engage the switch and shut off the engine(s). We strongly
recommend that the lanyard be attached to the driver whenever
the engines are running. If the engine(s) will not start, it could be
because the lanyard is not properly inserted into the stop switch.
Always make sure the lanyard is properly attached to the engine
stop switch before attempting to start the engine(s).
2.5 Engine Power Tilt and Trim
Engine Stop Switch
All outboard engines have a tilt and trim feature. The tilt and trim switches are usually built into
the engine shift and throttle controls and allows the operator to control the position of the
outboards from the helm. Moving the outboards closer to the boat transom is called trimming “in”
or “down.” Moving the outboards further away from the boat transom is called trimming “out”
or “up.” In most cases, the boat will run best with the outboards adjusted so the hull will run at
a 3 to 5 degree angle to the water.
The term “trim” generally refers to the adjustment of the outboards within the first 20o range of
travel. This is the range used while operating your boat on plane. The term “tilt” is generally used
when referring to adjusting the outboards further up for shallow water operation or trailering. For
information on the proper use and maintenance of the power tilt and trim, please refer to the engine
owner’s manual.
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THE ENGINE HOSES AND CABLES OR THE TRANSOM GEL COAT CAN BE DAMAGED BY TILTING THE ENGINES TO THE FULL UP POSITION WITH THE ENGINES TURNED TO THE WRONG POSITION. ALL TWIN ENGINE AND MOST
SINGLE ENGINE BOATS REQUIRE THE STEERING WHEEL TO BE TURNED COMPLETELY TO STARBOARD BEFORE TILTING THE ENGINES TO THE FULL UP
POSITION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR THE ENGINES AS THEY TILT TO DETERMINE BEST FULL TILT ENGINE POSITION FOR YOUR BOAT.
SOME AUTOPILOTS HAVE ENGINE POSITION SENSORS THAT ARE MOUNTED
TO THE HYDRAULIC STEERING CYLINDER. WITH THESE AUTOPILOTS, THE
ENGINE POSITION SENSOR BRACKET COULD HIT THE TRANSOM WHEN THE
ENGINES ARE TILTED TO THE FULL UP POSITION AND CAUSE DAMAGE TO
THE ENGINE RIGGING, THE AUTOPILOT OR THE TRANSOM. IF YOU HAVE AN
AUTOPILOT INSTALLED ON YOUR BOAT, YOU SHOULD MONITOR THE LOCATION OF THE ENGINE CABLES AND AUTOPILOT BRACKETS AS THE ENGINES
ARE TILTED TO DETERMINE THE BEST ENGINE POSITION AND MAXIMUM ENGINE TILT FOR YOUR APPLICATION.
2.6 Steering System
Steering System
The steering system is hydraulic and made of two main components: the helm assembly and the
hydraulic cylinder. The helm unit acts as both a fluid reservoir and pump. Turning of the helm,
or steering wheel, pumps the fluid in the hydraulic hoses and activates the hydraulic cylinder
causing the motors to turn. A slight clicking sound may be heard as the wheel is turned. This sound
is the opening and closing of valves in the helm unit and is normal. Refer to the manufacturer
owner’s manual for specific information on the steering system.
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2.7 Trim Tabs
Pursuit uses a dual toggle switch to control the trim tabs.
The switch is labeled and controls bow up and down
movements. It also controls starboard and port up and
down movements. Bow up and bow down will control the
hull planing attitude while port and starboard up and down
provides control for the hull listing.
Before leaving the dock, make sure that the tabs are in the
full “UP” position by holding the control in the bow up
position for ten (10) seconds.
Trim Tab Switch
Always establish the intended heading and cruise speed
before attempting to adjust the hull attitude with the trim
tabs. After stabilizing speed and direction, move the trim
tabs to achieve a level side to side running attitude, being
careful not to over trim. After depressing a trim tab
switch, always wait a few seconds for the change in trim
plane to take effect. Avoid depressing the switch while
awaiting the trim plane reaction. By the time the effect
is noticeable, the trim plane will have moved too far and
thus the boat will be in an overcompensated position.
When running at a speed that will result in the boat falling
off plane, lowering the tabs slightly, bow down, will
improve the running angle and operating efficiency. Too
much bow down can reduce operating efficiency and
cause substantial steering and handling difficulties.
Trim Tab
Be extremely careful when operating in a following sea. The effect of trim tabs is amplified under
such conditions. Steering and handling difficulties can result from improper trim tab usage,
particularly in a following sea. Always raise the tabs to the full bow up position in these
conditions.
When running at high speeds be sure that the tabs are in the full “UP” position. Only enough
trim plane action should be used to compensate for any listing. Trim tabs are extremely sensitive
at high speeds. Adjust for this and be prepared to slow down if difficulties arise.
When running into a chop, a slight bow down attitude will improve the ride. Be careful not to over
trim. Handling difficulties may result.
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2.8 Control Systems Maintenance
Control Maintenance
Periodic inspection of the control systems and all connections should be made. Signs of rust,
corrosion, wear, or other deterioration should immediately be serviced. Generally, periodic
lubrication of all moving parts and connections with a light waterproof grease is in order.
Lubrication should be performed as often as necessary to keep the system operating smoothly.
Control system adjustments may become necessary. If adjustment becomes necessary, see your
Pursuit dealer.
DO NOT ATTEMPT CONTROL SYSTEM ADJUSTMENTS UNLESS YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH CONTROL SYSTEM SERVICING PROCEDURES. MISADJUSTMENT CAN
CAUSE LOSS OF CONTROL AND SEVERE ENGINE OR LOWER UNIT DAMAGE.
Steering System Maintenance
A periodic inspection of all steering cables, hoses, linkage and helm assemblies should be made.
Signs of corrosion, cracking, loosening of fastenings, excessive wear, or deterioration should be
immediately corrected. Generally, periodic lubrication of all moving parts and connections with
a light waterproof grease is in order. Failure to do so could lead to steering system failure that
would result in loss of control.
When new, or after repairs, hydraulic steering systems may need to have all air purged from the
system. Review the information provided by the steering manufacturer for proper specifications
and details on system service and maintenance.
Trim Tab Maintenance
Marine growth can interfere with the proper operation of the trim tab planes and actuators. To
reduce problems due to marine growth, always return the trim tabs to the full “UP” position after
operating the boat and periodically inspect and clean marine growth from the actuators and planes.
The trim tab fluid should be checked often. Keep the fluid level between the marks on the trim
tab pump reservoir.
If your Pursuit will be left in saltwater for extended periods, it may be necessary to install zinc
anodes on the trim tab planes to prevent galvanic corrosion. Refer to the trim tab owner’s manual
for additional maintenance information and fluid specifications.
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Chapter 3:
FUEL SYSTEM
Twin Engine Fuel System
3.1 General
The gasoline fuel system used in Pursuit boats is designed to meet or exceed the requirements of
the U.S. Coast Guard, the Boating Industry Association, and The American Boat and Yacht
Council in effect at the time of manufacture.
All gasoline fuel systems have been factory inspected and pressure tested in accordance with
regulations in effect at the time of manufacture. This inspection assures that the system is air tight,
leak proof and safe. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to maintain it in that condition. Make
frequent inspections to assure that no deterioration or loosening of connections is resulting from
vibration.
DO NOT LET THE ODOR OF GASOLINE GO UNCHECKED. ANY ODOR OF GASOLINE MUST BE IMMEDIATELY INVESTIGATED AND STEPS TAKEN TO PROTECT
THE BOAT AND ITS OCCUPANTS UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED. IF THE
ODOR OF GASOLINE IS NOTED, SHUT OFF ALL ENGINES AND ELECTRICAL
EQUIPMENT TO INVESTIGATE AND CORRECT THE SITUATION IMMEDIATELY.
HAVE ALL PASSENGERS PUT ON PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES AND KEEP
THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER READY UNTIL THE SITUATION IS RESOLVED.
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Fuel Withdrawal Tubes
The fuel withdrawal tubes are positioned in the fuel tank to achieve optimum fuel usage, fuel line
routing, etc. At certain speeds and hull trim angles, the fuel supply at the withdrawal tank location
can increase or decrease accordingly. Be extremely careful when attempting to operate the boat
when low on fuel. Though some fuel may be in the tank, the relative trim angle of the boat may
cause the fuel to flow away from the withdrawal.
Fuel Gauge
This indicates the amount of fuel in the tank. Due to the mechanical nature of the fuel sender,
variations in readings during various speeds of operation may occur. This system is merely a
relative indication of the available fuel supply and not a calibrated instrument.
Fuel Fill
The fuel fill deck plate is located on each gunnel, and is marked
“GAS.” The fuel fill is opened by turning it counter clockwise
with a special key. After fueling, install the fuel cap and tighten
with the key. Be sure to use the proper type and grade fuel. Refer
to the engine owner’s manual for additional information.
Fuel Fill
Note: Do not overtighten the fuel cap. If the cap is overtightened, the O-ring seal could be
damaged allowing water to contaminate the fuel system.
DO NOT CONFUSE FUEL FILL DECK PLATES WITH THE WATER OR WASTE FILL
DECK PLATES. THESE PLATES ARE ALSO LABELED ACCORDINGLY. IF GASOLINE IS ACCIDENTALLY PUMPED INTO THE WATER OR WASTE TANK, DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO PUMP IT OUT YOURSELF. WATER AND WASTE PUMPS ARE NOT
DESIGNED TO PUMP FUEL AND A FIRE OR EXPLOSION COULD RESULT. CONTACT YOUR DEALER OR THE PURSUIT CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
FOR ASSISTANCE IN HAVING THE FUEL PROFESSIONALLY REMOVED.
Fuel Vent
The fuel vent is located on the side of the hull. While the tank is being filled, the air displaced
by the fuel escapes through the vent. When the tank is full, fuel will be ejected from the fuel vent.
After fueling, replace the fill cap and wash the areas around the fuel fill deck plate and below the
fuel vent. Residual fuel left on the deck and hull sides can be dangerous and will yellow the
fiberglass or damage the striping.
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3.2 Outboard Fuel System
The fuel system on the Pursuit 2470 Walkaround has one fuel tank. The fuel tank is mounted in
the center of the bilge and has one or two withdrawal lines equipped with anti-siphon valves where
the fuel lines attach to the fuel tank. This valve prevents gasoline from siphoning out of the fuel
tank should a line rupture.
DO NOT REMOVE THE ANTI-SIPHON VALVES FROM THE SYSTEM. SHOULD
AN ANTI-SIPHON VALVE BECOME CLOGGED, CLEAN AND REINSTALL OR REPLACE. IF A FUEL LINE SHOULD LEAK, ANTI-SIPHON VALVES PREVENT A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF FUEL FROM FLOWING INTO THE BILGE. ANTI-SIPHON
VALVES ARE REQUIRED, BY THE U.S. COAST GUARD, TO BE INSTALLED IN ALL
BOATS EQUIPPED WITH GASOLINE ENGINES.
Twin Engine Fuel System
Twin engine 2470 Walkarounds use both fuel withdrawal lines, one
for each engine. A fuel filter for each engine is installed in the
transom area of the boat. The filters are the water separator type and
have a sediment bowl that should be checked for water frequently to
assure an adequate supply of clean, dry fuel to the engines. It is
recommended that the filters be inspected periodically and the
element changed as needed.
Single Engine Fuel System
Single engine 2470 Walkarounds use one fuel withdrawal line. A
fuel filter for the engine is installed in the transom area of the boat.
It is the same filter as those used on the twin engine boats.
Fuel Filter
3.3 Fueling Instructions
FUEL IS VERY FLAMMABLE. BE CAREFUL WHEN FILLING THE FUEL TANK.
NO SMOKING. NEVER FILL THE TANK WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. FILL
THE FUEL TANK IN AN OPEN AREA. DO NOT FILL THE TANK NEAR OPEN
FLAMES.
TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE FUEL SYSTEM, USE ONLY A GOOD GRADE OF
GASOLINE FOR GASOLINE ENGINES. DO NOT USE A FUEL THAT CONTAINS
HARSH ADDITIVES OR IS AN ALCOHOL BLEND. ANY DAMAGE DONE TO THE
FUEL SYSTEM THAT IS THE RESULT OF USE OF AN ALCOHOL BLEND, IS NOT
COVERED BY THE PURSUIT WARRANTY. REFER TO THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER OWNER’S MANUAL REGARDING FUEL REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR
ENGINE(S).
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To fill the fuel tank at a marina, follow this procedure:
1.
Make sure all switches are in the “OFF” position.
2.
Make sure the boat is securely moored.
3.
Make sure all passengers leave the boat.
4.
Estimate how much fuel is needed.
Note: When the fuel tank is full, fuel will come out through the fuel vent. The fuel vent is
located on the port side of the boat.
5.
A special key to open the fuel cap is supplied.
6.
Turn the key counterclockwise to open the cap.
7.
Remove the cap.
8.
Put the nozzle in the fuel opening.
STATIC ELECTRICITY CAN BE GENERATED WHILE FUELING AND CAN CAUSE A
FIRE OR EXPLOSION. TO PREVENT STATIC SPARKS WHEN FILLING THE TANK,
MAKE SURE THE NOZZLE IS IN CONTACT WITH THE FUEL OPENING.
SPILLED FUEL CAN CAUSE A FIRE OR AN EXPLOSION. MAKE SURE YOU DO
NOT SPILL ANY FUEL. IF A SMALL AMOUNT OF FUEL IS SPILLED ON THE FIBERGLASS, USE A CLOTH TO REMOVE THE FUEL AND PROPERLY DISPOSE OF
THE CONTAMINATED CLOTH. IF FUEL IS SPILLED ON THE WATER, EXERCISE
EXTREME CAUTION. FUEL FLOATS ON THE SURFACE OF THE WATER AND
CAN IGNITE. IF FUEL IS SPILLED INTO THE WATER, IMMEDIATELY EVACUATE THE AREA AND NOTIFY THE MARINA AND THE PROPER OFFICIALS.
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9.
Fill the tank slightly less than the rated capacity to avoid spilling fuel out of the
vent and fuel fill and to allow for expansion.
10.
Remove the nozzle.
11.
Install and tighten the fuel cap. Be careful not to overtighten the cap.
12.
Check the fuel compartment and below the deck for fuel odors. If you smell fuel,
do not start the engine.
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TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A FIRE AND/OR EXPLOSION, DO NOT START THE
ENGINE(S) WHEN FUEL FUMES ARE PRESENT. FUEL FUMES ARE DANGEROUS
AND HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH.
MAKE SURE ALL GASOLINE ODORS ARE INVESTIGATED IMMEDIATELY.
3.4 Fuel System Maintenance
Periodically inspect all connections, clamps and hoses for leakage and damage or deterioration.
Replace as necessary. Spray the valves, fuel gauges and ground connections with a metal
protector.
Frequently inspect and lubricate the fuel fill cap O-ring seal with petroleum jelly or silicon grease.
The O-ring seal prevents water from entering the fuel system through the fuel fill cap and it should
be immediately replaced if there is any sign of damage or deterioration.
Periodically, remove the covers from the fuel vents and clean the vent of any debris. Be sure the
covers are replaced securely after cleaning. The covers help prevent water and other foreign
matter from contaminating the fuel and fuel system. If a vent cover is damaged or lost it should
be replaced as soon as possible.
Contaminated fuel may cause serious damage to your engines. The fuel filters must be checked
for water and other contamination frequently. The filter elements must be changed at least once
a season or more frequently depending on the type of engine and the quality of the fuel. The fuel
filters are located in the stern bilge and are accessed by opening the stern bench seat and removing
the fishbox. The primer bulbs can be accessed through a small hatch in the cockpit near the stern
bench seat.
The age of gasoline can effect engine performance. Chemical changes occur as the gasoline ages
that can cause deposits and varnish in the fuel system as well as reduce the octane rating of the
fuel. Severely degraded fuel can damage the engine and boat fuel tank and lines. Therefore, if
your boat is not being run enough to require at least one full tank of fresh fuel a month, a fuel
stabilizer should be added to the gasoline to protect the fuel from degradation. Your dealer or the
engine manufacturer can provide additional information on fuel degradation and fuel stabilizers
recommended for your engine.
Avoid using fuels with alcohol additives. Gasoline that is an alcohol blend will absorb moisture
from the air which can reach such concentrations that "phase separation" can occur whereby the
water and alcohol mixture becomes heavy enough to settle out of the gasoline to the bottom of
the tank. Since the fuel pick up tube is very near the bottom of the tank, phase separation can cause
the engine to run very poorly or not at all. This condition is more severe with methyl alcohol and
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will worsen as the alcohol content increases. Water or a jelly like substance in the fuel filters are
an indication of phase separation from the use of alcohol blended fuels.
DO NOT DRAIN ANY FUEL INTO THE BILGE. THIS COULD LEAD TO A FIRE OR
EXPLOSION.
AFTER THE FILTER ELEMENT HAS BEEN CHANGED, PRIME THE FUEL SYSTEM
AND CHECK ALL FITTINGS FOR LEAKS BEFORE AND AFTER STARTING THE
ENGINE.
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Chapter 4:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
4.1 General
Your Pursuit is equipped with a 12-volt DC electrical system that draws current from on-board
batteries.
The 12-volt batteries in your boat are usually the lead-acid type. They will require maintenance
similar to those found in automobiles. The batteries are located in the stern bilge, below the bench
seat and removable fishbox. The engines must tilted to the full down position before the stern
bench seat can be opened. Make sure the bench seat is properly latched in the up position before
removing the fishbox to access the batteries.
If you find yourself in a situation where the batteries are dead with the engines tilted in the full
up position, the stern seat will have to be removed to access the batteries. This can be done by
releasing the latches on the front of the seat, opening the transom door, removing the ladder,
removing the two pins from the hinges on the rear of seat and lifting the seat off the fishbox. The
seat is heavy and will require two people to safely remove it. Once the seat out of the way, the
fishbox can be removed exposing the batteries.
There are electrical schematics included in this manual to aid in following an individual circuit
of the boat.
4.2 12-Volt System
The 12-volt system is a fairly standard system. There are two batteries controlled by one battery
switch (single engine) or two battery switches (twin engines) . The batteries are charged by the
engine(s). All 12-volt power is distributed to the 12-volt accessories through individual circuit
breakers located in the 12-volt switch panels. A main in-line circuit breaker located near the
battery switch protects the system from an overload. Another circuit breaker near the switch
protects the circuit for the automatic float switch for the bilge pump. Most 12-volt accessories
are operated directly by switches in the helm and accessory switch panels.
PROPER FUSE OR BREAKER PROTECTION MUST BE PROVIDED FOR ALL 12VOLT EQUIPMENT ADDED. DO NOT OVERLOAD THE ACCESSORY CIRCUIT
BREAKERS OR OTHER CIRCUITRY THROUGH ADDITIONAL 12-VOLT EQUIPMENT.
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Single Engine Battery System
The battery selector switch is located in a compartment near the
transom door. The switch feeds the engine and the 12-volt
accessory panel. 12-volt power can be supplied by either battery
# 1 or battery # 2 separately or by both batteries simultaneously.
The selector switch also directs the charging current when the
engines are operating.
Battery Switch
For example: When the switch is on battery # 1, the engine and the 12-volt system will be supplied
power by battery # 1. Battery # 2 will be isolated and in reserve. Battery # 1 will be charged by
the alternator. When the selector switch is on battery # 2, the engine and the 12-volt system will
be supplied power by battery # 2. Battery # 1 will be isolated and in reserve. Battery # 2 will then
be charged by the alternator.
When the selector switch is on “ALL,” the batteries are connected in parallel so the engine and
the 12-volt system will be supplied power by both batteries. Both batteries will be charged by the
alternator. The “ALL” position should only be used when starting the engine, as this requires extra
electrical power, or when both batteries are low and need charging. Otherwise, it is recommended
that the selector switch be set on battery # 1 or battery # 2 when the engine is operating. While
in port, or at anchor, the battery selector switch should be on either the battery # 1 or the battery
# 2 position. This will keep one battery in reserve for starting the engine. The battery switch
should be turned to the “OFF” position when leaving the boat unattended.
Twin Engine Battery System
There are two (2) batteries controlled by two (2) battery selector switches located in a
compartment near the transom door. The batteries can be charged by either engine separately, or
both engines simultaneously. One battery switch feeds the starboard engine and the 12-volt
accessory panel. The other battery switch feeds the port engine. Twelve volt power can be
supplied by either battery # 1 or battery # 2 separately or by both batteries simultaneously. The
selector switches also direct the charging current when the engines are operating.
For example: When both selector switches are on battery # 1, both engines and the 12-volt panel
will be powered by battery # 1. Battery # 2 will be isolated and in reserve. Battery # 1 will be
charged by both alternators. When both selector switches are on battery # 2, both engines and the
12-volt panel will be powered by battery # 2. Battery # 1 will now be isolated and in reserve.
Battery # 2 will then be charged by both alternators.
When both selector switches are on “ALL,” the batteries are connected in parallel. Thus, both
engines and all 12-volt equipment are powered by both batteries. Battery #1 and battery # 2 will
then be charged by both alternators. The “ALL” position should only be used when starting the
engines, as this requires extra electrical power, or in case of a charging system malfunction on one
engine. Otherwise, it is recommended that one selector switch be set on battery # 1 and the other
switch be on battery # 2 when the engines are operating.
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When in port, or at anchor, the switch that supplies the port engine should be “OFF” and the switch
that supplies the starboard engine and the 12-volt accessories should be on either the battery # 1
or the battery # 2 position. This will keep one battery in reserve for starting the engines. Both
battery switches should be turned to the “OFF” position when leaving the boat unattended.
12-volt Accessory Switch Panel
12-Volt Accessory Switch Panels
The main accessory switch panel is located at the helm. The circuit breakers that protect the
accessories are located directly under the switches.
The following is a description of the accessories controlled by the main accessory switch panel:
Horn
Activates the boat horn.
Bilge Pump
The aft bilge pump is installed in the rear center of the bilge. The pump moves water out through
the thru-hull fittings in the transom. To start the pump manually, put the switch in the “ON”
position.
Note: The aft bilge pump will start automatically when there is sufficient water in the bilge
to activate the float switch. The float switch is protected by a circuit breaker located
in the rear breaker panel near the battery selector switch. The automatic circuit is
always supplied current when the batteries are connected.
A forward bilge pump is installed in the center of the bilge below the cockpit and just aft of the
cabin bulkhead. The pump moves water out through a fitting near the water line on the hull side.
The pump is completely automatic and there is no manual switch in the panel. It will cycle to check
for bilge water every 5 to ten minutes for approximately 2 seconds. If the pump senses water, it
will continue to pump until the water is completely discharged, if it does not sense water, it will
immediately shut off. The electrical drain during the check cycle is negligible and will not affect
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the battery condition under normal circumstances. The pump is always supplied current when the
batteries are connected and is protected by a located in the rear breaker panel.
Anchor-Nav Lights
The switch is a three-position switch. The middle position is “OFF." Moving the switch in one
direction will activate the navigation lights. Moving the switch in the opposite direction activates
the anchor light.
Courtesy Lights
Activates the lights that illuminate the cockpit area.
Panel Lights
Activates the engine gauge and compass lights.
Windshield Wiper
Activates the windshield wipers .
Accessory Switches (3)
These switches are supplied to activate additional equipment that may have been installed by
Pursuit or your Pursuit dealer. If no accessories are activated by these switches, they remain wired
in the panel in reserve.
12-Volt Receptacle
Provides electrical current for portable 12-volt equipment.
Additional Switch Panels
Additional switch panels may be located in various locations in the cockpit and helm area of the
boat. Most of these panels are equipped with one switch and one circuit breaker. The following
is a description of additional panels that may be on your Pursuit and the accessories they control:
Baitwell Switch
This switch activates the baitwell circulating pump that supplies water to the baitwell.
Washdown Pump
This switch activates the raw water washdown pump. A pressure switch automatically controls
the water pump when the system is activated and properly primed.
Macerator
A momentary switch that controls the optional macerator overboard discharge pump for the
holding tank. This switch is located near the Y-valve and holding tank, which is in the bilge, below
the cabin door.
Note: Please refer to Chapter 6 for more information on the baitwell and washdown
systems.
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Trim Tab Switch
Located in the helm. This switch controls the trim tab planes located on the transom of the boat.
It is protected by a located behind the helm at the back of the accessory switch. Please refer to
Chapter 2 for detailed information on the operation of the trim tab controls.
Windlass Switch
Located in the helm. This switch controls the optional windlass which is mounted to the deck
directly above the rope locker. It is protected by a circuit breaker of the type and rating
recommended by the windlass manufacturer.
Windlass Breaker
The windlass breaker is located on the helm next to the windlass switch. Push the button in to
activate the windlass control switch and push it again to return the breaker to “OFF” whenever
the windlass is not in use. This breaker is provided to reduce the possibility of accidentally
activating the windlass.
4.3 Electrical System Maintenance
DC Electrical System Maintenance
At least once a year, spray all exposed electrical components behind the helm and in the plugs,
with a protector. Exterior light fixture bulbs should be removed and the metal contact areas coated
with a non-water soluble lubricant like petroleum jelly. The sockets should be sprayed with a
protector. Care must be taken not to get any oil or petroleum jelly on the glass portion of the bulbs
as this will cause the bulb to overheat and burn out.
WHEN REPLACING LIGHT BULBS IN MARINE LIGHT FIXTURES, ALWAYS USE A
BULB WITH THE SAME RATING AS THE ORIGINAL. USING A DIFFERENT BULB
COULD CAUSE THE FIXTURE TO OVERHEAT AND MELT OR SHORT CIRCUIT.
Inspect all wiring for proper support, sound insulation, and tight terminals, paying particular
attention to portable appliance cords and plugs.
Check all below deck wiring to be sure it is properly supported, that the insulation is sound, and
that there are no loose or corroded terminals. Corroded terminals should be thoroughly cleaned
with sandpaper, or replaced, tightened securely and sprayed with a metal and electrical protector.
Inspect all engine wiring.
Check the electrolyte level in the batteries regularly and add distilled water as necessary. If the
batteries are frequently charged by an automatic battery charger, the electrolyte level will have
to be checked more often. Keep the battery tops clean and dry. Dirt and water can conduct
electricity from one post to the other causing the battery to discharge.
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The battery posts should be kept free of corrosion. Remove the cables and clean the posts and
cable clamps with a battery post cleaner or sandpaper as required. Coating the battery posts and
cable clamps with petroleum jelly or silicone grease will protect them and reduce corrosion.
Battery cables, both hot and ground, must be replaced when they show signs of corrosion or
fraying. Deteriorated cables cause a considerable voltage loss when high currents are drawn, as
for starting the engine.
NEVER USE AN OPEN FLAME IN THE BATTERY STORAGE AREA. AVOID STRIKING SPARKS NEAR THE BATTERY. A BATTERY CAN EXPLODE IF A FLAME OR
SPARK IGNITES THE HYDROGEN GAS THE BATTERY EMITS WHILE BEING
CHARGED.
CORROSION ALLOWED TO BUILD ON THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS CAN
CAUSE A POOR CONNECTION RESULTING IN SHORTS, GROUND FAULTS OR
POOR GROUND CONNECTIONS. ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS SHOULD CHECKED
AT LEAST ANNUALLY AND CLEANED AS REQUIRED. DO NOT ALLOW CORROSION TO BUILD ON CONNECTIONS.
THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ALWAYS SHOULD BE DISCONNECTED FROM THE
POWER SOURCE BEFORE INSPECTING OR SERVICING THE SYSTEM. NEVER
SERVICE ANY COMPONENT OF AN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WHILE IT IS ENERGIZED.
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Chapter 5:
FRESHWATER SYSTEM
Freshwater System
5.1 General
The Freshwater System consists of a potable water tank, distribution lines and a distribution
pump. The tank is filled through a labeled deck plate located on the gunnel.
DO NOT FILL SYSTEM WITH ANYTHING OTHER THAN WATER. SHOULD THE
SYSTEM BECOME CONTAMINATED WITH FUEL OR OTHER TOXIC FLUIDS,
COMPONENT REPLACEMENT MAY BE NECESSARY.
DO NOT CONFUSE FUEL FILL DECK PLATES WITH THE WATER OR WASTE
FILL DECK PLATES. THESE PLATES ARE ALSO LABELED ACCORDINGLY. IF
GASOLINE OR DIESEL FUEL IS ACCIDENTALLY PUMPED INTO THE WATER OR
WASTE TANK, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PUMP IT OUT YOURSELF. WATER AND
WASTE PUMPS ARE NOT DESIGNED TO PUMP FUEL AND A FIRE OR EXPLOSION
COULD RESULT. CONTACT YOUR DEALER OR THE PURSUIT CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE IN HAVING THE FUEL PROFESSIONALLY
REMOVED AND COMPONENTS OF THE FRESHWATER SYSTEM REPLACED AS
NECESSARY.
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5.2 Freshwater System Operation
Fill the water supply tank slowly through the labeled deck plate.
After filling the water tank, partially open all faucets. The freshwater switch on the 12-Volt panel
should be on. Allow the pump to run until all of the air is purged from the system and a steady
stream of water is flowing from each outlet. Next, turn off the faucets one by one. As the pressure
builds the pump will automatically shut off.
When properly primed and activated the water system will operate much like the water system
in a home. An automatic pressure sensor keeps the system pressurized. If the system has been
recently filled or has not been used for an extended period, air bubbles may accumulate at the
pump and the system may have to be reprimed. Whenever the boat is left unattended, the
freshwater pump switch should be placed in the “OFF” position.
DO NOT ALLOW THE FRESHWATER PUMP TO RUN DRY. THE FRESHWATER
PUMP WORKS ON DEMAND AND WILL NOT SHUT OFF AUTOMATICALLY WHEN
THE TANK IS EMPTY. THIS CAN RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE PUMP. ALWAYS TURN THE FRESHWATER SWITCH OFF WHEN THE FRESHWATER SYSTEM IS NOT IN USE.
5.3 Freshwater System Maintenance
Information supplied with water system components, by the equipment manufacturers, is
included with this manual. Refer to this information for additional operation and service data.
The following items should be done routinely to maintain your Freshwater System:
Periodically, remove the cover from the water tank vent and clean the vent of any debris. Be sure
the covers are replaced securely after cleaning. The covers help prevent water and other foreign
matter from contaminating the water system. If a vent cover is damaged or lost it should be
replaced as soon as possible.
Remove the filter screens from the faucet spouts and eliminate any accumulation of debris. A
build up of debris can cause the pump to cycle excessively.
Periodically spray the pumps and metal components with a metal protector.
The batteries must be properly maintained and charged. Operating the pressure pump from a
battery with a low charge could lead to pump failure.
Add a commercially available potable water conditioner to the water tank(s) to keep them fresh.
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THE BATTERIES MUST BE PROPERLY CHARGED. OPERATING THE FRESHWATER PUMP FROM A BATTERY WITH A LOW CHARGE MAY LEAD TO A PUMP
FAILURE.
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Chapter 6:
RAW WATER SYSTEM
Raw Water System
6.1 General
In the raw or sea water systems, all water pumps are supplied by a hose connected to a ball valve
located in the bilge compartment. Always make sure the ball valves are open before attempting
to operate any component of the raw water system.
12-volt pumps supply sea water to the various accessories.
Priming the System
Make sure the ball valves are open. Open the hose connector for the raw water washdown and
activate the pressure pump by turning the washdown pump switch to the “ON” position. Run the
pump until all of the air is purged from the system and then turn the switch off. Turn the livewell
switch to the “ON” position and run the pump until all of the air is purged from the system and
then turn the switch to the “OFF” position. Closing the thru hull ball valves before the boat is
hauled from the water will help to eliminate air locks in raw water systems.
Note: It may be necessary to reprime the raw water system if the system is not used for an
extended period and at the time of launching.
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6.2 High Pressure Washdown
A saltwater high pressure pump, controlled by a pressure sensor, supplies the raw water hose
connector located in the cockpit. The pump is activated by the washdown switch located in the
helm or the rear of the cockpit. This switch should be turned to the “ON” position just before using
the washdown and be turned to the “OFF” position when the washdown is not in use.
When activated, the pressure switch will automatically
control the pump. As the pressure builds in the washdown
hose, the pump will shut off. When the washdown hose is
in use and the pressure drops, the pump will turn on.
The raw water washdown system is equipped with a sea
strainer located on the intake side of the pump. This should
be checked frequently and cleaned as necessary.
Washdown Pump
The Washdown Pump Connection
The washdown pump hose connection is located in the cockpit and uses a
standard garden hose connection.
Washdown Hose
Connector
ALWAYS TURN THE RAW WATER PUMP SWITCH TO THE “OFF” POSITION
WHEN LEAVING THE BOAT UNATTENDED.
DO NOT RUN THE HIGH PRESSURE PUMP DRY FOR EXTENDED PERIODS AS
DAMAGE TO THE PUMP WILL RESULT.
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6.3 Livewell
Sea water is provided to the livewell by a 12-volt
circulation pump. This pump is designed to carry a
constant flow of water to the livewell. The pump is
not equipped with a pressure sensor and is activated
by the livewell switch in the 12-volt panel or a
separate switch in the cockpit.
An overflow built into the livewell automatically
controls the water level in the livewell. Always turn
the pump “OFF” at the switch panel when the
livewell is not in use.
Livewell
To fill the livewell, insert the plug into the drain fitting at the bottom of the livewell. Make sure
the valve at the intake thru hull fitting is open and activate the livewell switch. When the water
level reaches the overflow, it will begin to circulate.
To drain the livewell, turn off the livewell pump and pull out the plug in the drain fitting at the
bottom of the livewell. When the livewell has completely drained, use the washdown hose to flush
the livewell and drain of debris.
The livewell supply thru hull valve should be closed whenever the livewell is not in use. This will
prevent water from entering the livewell while the boat is cruising.
The livewell system is equipped with a sea strainer on the intake side of the pump located in the
bilge below the stern bench seat and fishbox. This should be checked frequently and cleaned as
necessary.
Note: Do not use the livewell as a dry storage area when it is not in use. Sea water could
accidently be delivered to the livewell from the thru hull and damage equipment
stored there.
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6.4 Raw Water System Maintenance
The following items should be done routinely to help maintain your raw water system:
•
Check hoses, particularly the sea water supply line, for signs of deterioration.
•
Remove and clean the sea water strainers.
•
Spray pumps and thru hull valves with a protective oil periodically.
•
The fishboxes and livewells should be drained and cleaned after each use.
•
Operate all thru hull valves at least once a month to keep them operating properly.
SHOULD A HOSE RUPTURE, TURN THE PUMP OFF IMMEDIATELY. ALWAYS
CLOSE THE THRU HULL VALVE WHEN PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON A SEA
WATER PUMP.
THE BATTERIES MUST BE PROPERLY CHARGED. OPERATING ANY PUMPS
FROM A BATTERY WITH A LOW CHARGE MAY LEAD TO A PUMP FAILURE.
THE RAW WATER SYSTEM MUST BE PROPERLY WINTERIZED PRIOR TO WINTER LAY-UP. SEE SECTION ON WINTERIZING.
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Chapter 7:
DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
Drainage System
7.1 Cockpit Drainage
Your Pursuit has two scupper drains located on each side of the hull, near the waterline, to provide
drainage for the cockpit. Water is channeled away from all opening hatches by a gutter or drain
rail system. The water then drains overboard through the scuppers.
7.2 Hard Top and Radar Arch Drainage
There is a hole drilled in one of the leg bases to prevent water from being trapped within the leg
and provide a wire chase for accessories. A small hole is drilled in the tubing at the base of legs
that are not drilled for a wire chase, to allow water to drain.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE LEG DRAIN HOLES ARE CLEAR WHEN THE BOAT IS
AID UP FOR THE WINTER. WATER TRAPPED INSIDE THE T-TOP OR LEANING
POST LEGS COULD FREEZE AND CAUSE THE LEGS TO SPLIT.
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7.3 Bilge Drainage
The stern bilge pump is activated both manually, by a
switch in the helm station, and automatically by a float
switch located next to the pump in the bilge. The
automatic float switch remains activated when the
battery switch is in the “OFF” position.
Bilge Pump with Auto Float Switch
A forward bilge pump is installed in the center of the bilge below the cockpit and just aft of the
cabin bulkhead. The pump moves water out through a fitting near the water line on the hull side.
The pump is completely automatic and there is no manual switch in the panel. It will cycle to check
for bilge water every few minutes for approximately 2 seconds. If the pump senses water, it will
continue to pump until the water is completely discharged, if it does not sense water, it will
immediately shut off. The electrical drain during the check cycle is negligible and will not affect
the battery condition under normal circumstances. The pump is always supplied current when the
batteries are connected and is protected by a circuit breaker located in the rear breaker panel.
Note: The bilge pumps will start automatically when there is sufficient water in the bilge
to activate the automatic switch. The automatic circuit is always supplied current
when the batteries are connected.
All bilge pumps pump water out of thru hulls located above the waterline in the hull.
Note: See Electrical Systems for additional information on bilge pump operation.
IMPORTANT: Any oil spilled in the bilge must be thoroughly removed and properly
disposed of before operating the bilge pumps. The discharge of oil from
the bilge is illegal and subject to a fine.
THE FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT PROHIBITS THE DISCHARGE
OF OIL OR OILY WASTE INTO OR UPON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE
UNITED STATES OR THE WATERS OF THE CONTIGUOUS ZONE IF SUCH DISCHARGE CAUSES A FILM OR SHEEN UPON, OR A DISCOLORATION OF THE
SURFACE OF THE WATER, OR CAUSES A SLUDGE OR EMULSION BENEATH THE
SURFACE OF THE WATER. VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO A PENALTY OF
$5,000.
CERTAIN BULKHEAD AREAS ARE SEALED IN ACCORDANCE WITH U.S. COAST
GUARD REGULATIONS THAT WERE IN EFFECT AT THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE OF THE BOAT. ANY MODIFICATIONS TO THESE BULKHEADS SHOULD BE
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE U.S. COAST GUARD REGULATIONS.
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7.4 Fishbox and Storage Compartment Drainage
The fish/storage box, located under the helm seat, is drained by gravity. Water drains out of a
thru hull fitting located in the hull side above the waterline. A large fishbox is located below the
stern bench seat. The fishbox is drained by a macerator pump located in the bilge and activated
by a momentary switch in the rear of the cockpit. A momentary switch is used because the pump
will be damaged if it is allowed to run dry for more than 10 seconds. The fishbox should be
pumped out and cleaned after each use. The fishbox can be easily removed to provide access to
the stern bilge and the equipment installed in that area.
7.5 Sink and Livewell Drains
All sinks and livewells, provided with fresh or raw water, drain by gravity to overboard thru hulls
located in the hull sides just above the waterline. The overflows in the livewells drain into the
overboard drains.
7.6 Rope Locker Drain
The rope locker is drained to the bilge by a drain in the floor of the locker. It is very important
to check the drain frequently to make sure it is clean and free flowing.
7.7 Maintenance
It is essential that the following items be done periodically to maintain proper drainage of your
boat:
•
Clean the cockpit drain rails with a hose to remove debris that can block water drainage.
•
Clean the hardtop or radar arch leg drain holes. This is especially important just before winter
lay-up.
•
Clean the bilge pump strainers of debris and check the bilge for foreign material that can cause
the automatic switches to malfunction.
•
Frequently test the automatic bilge pump switches for proper operation.
•
Flush all gravity drains with fresh water to keep them clean and free flowing.
•
Clean and flush the fishboxes and livewells with soap and fresh water or a bilge cleaner after
each use to keep them clean and fresh.
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ALL DRAINS AND PUMPS MUST BE PROPERLY WINTERIZED BEFORE WINTER
LAY-UP.
NEVER USE HARSH CHEMICAL DRAIN CLEANERS IN MARINE DRAIN SYSTEMS.
PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE HOSES AND FITTINGS MAY RESULT.
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Chapter 8:
VENTILATION SYSTEM
8.1 Cabin Ventilation
Ventilation to the cabin area is provided by a deck hatch,
opening port windows, and louvers in the cabin doors.
The port windows are secured by cam action locks. The locks
should be adjusted so they are tight enough to seal the
windows in the closed position, but not so tight that they
damage the window.
Opening Port Window
The deck hatch is supported in the open position by an
adjustable hatch adjuster. To close the hatch, loosen the hatch
adjuster and lower the hatch. Secure in the closed position
with the two cam levers on the inside of the hatch.
Forward Deck Hatch
8.2 Windshield Ventilation
The windshield is equipped with an opening vent panel on each side of
the windshield. To open the vent, release the locking T-handle and
open the vent to the desired position. Lock the vent in place by turning
the T-handle 1/4 turn. The friction of the T-handle in the guide will hold
the vent in that position.
Windshield Vent
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8.3 Carbon Monoxide and Ventilation
CARBON MONOXIDE IS A LETHAL, TOXIC GAS THAT IS COLORLESS AND
ODORLESS. IT IS A DANGEROUS GAS THAT WILL CAUSE DEATH IN CERTAIN
LEVELS.
A by-product of combustion, carbon monoxide (CO) is invisible, tasteless, odorless, and is
produced by all engines, heating and cooking appliances. The most common sources of CO on
boats are gasoline engines, auxiliary generators and propane or butane stoves. These produce
large amounts of CO and should never be operated while sleeping. The hazard also may be created
by a boat nearby whose exhaust fumes are entering your boat. Boats also have a problem do to
the “station wagon effect” where engine exhaust fumes are captured in the vacuum or low pressure
area, usually the cockpit, bridge deck and cabin, that can be created by the forward speed of the
boat.
Boats underway should close all aft facing hatches and doors. The forward facing deck hatches
should be open whenever possible to help pressurize the living spaces of the boat. No sleeping
in the cabin should be permitted while underway. Proper ventilation should be maintained on
the bridge deck by opening windshield vents as far as possible to help pressurize the cockpit area.
The canvas drop or aft curtain must be removed and the side curtains should be opened or removed
to increase air flow and maintain proper ventilation whenever the engines are running. Under
no circumstances should the engines be operating with side curtains closed and the aft or drop
curtain installed.
Extreme caution must be taken while at anchor or in a slip when an auxiliary power generator is
operating. Wind still nights can easily allow exhaust fumes, containing high concentrations of
CO from the generator on your boat or from an adjacent boat's generator to enter the boat. The
exhaust fumes may enter your boat through open hatches or windows.
A carbon monoxide detector has been installed in your cabin as standard equipment. While a CO
detector enhances your protection from CO poisoning, it does not guarantee it will not occur. Do
not use the carbon monoxide detector as a replacement for ordinary precautions or periodic
inspections of equipment. Never rely on alarm systems to save your life, common sense is still
prudent and necessary. Remember, the operator of the boat carries the ultimate responsibility to
make sure the boat is properly ventilated and the passengers are not exposed to dangerous levels
of carbon monoxide. You always should be alert to the symptoms and early warning signs of
carbon monoxide poisoning. You also should read the book entitled “Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts”
included with this manual, the “Carbon Monoxide Detector” in the Safety Equipment Chapter of
this manual, and the owner’s manual supplied by the CO detector manufacturer for operation
instructions and additional information regarding the hazards and symptoms of carbon monoxide
poisoning.
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ACTUATION OF THE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR INDICATES THE PRESENCE OF CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) WHICH CAN BE FATAL. EVACUATE THE
CABIN IMMEDIATELY. DO A HEAD COUNT TO CHECK THAT ALL PERSONS
ARE ACCOUNTED FOR. DO NOT REENTER THE CABIN UNTIL IT HAS BEEN
AIRED OUT AND THE PROBLEM FOUND AND CORRECTED.
8.4 Maintenance
•
Periodically lubricate all hinges, adjusters and latch assemblies with a light oil.
•
Periodically clean and coat gasket materials with silicone to help keep them pliable.
•
The opening cabin deck hatches, port windows and the curved section in each front corner of
the windshield are made of acrylic plastic glass. Acrylic glass scratches easily. Never use
a dry cloth or glass cleaning solutions on acrylic glass . Use a soft cloth and mild soap and
water for routine cleaning. Solvents and products containing ammonia can permanently
damage acrylic glass. Please refer to the Routine Maintenance chapter for more information
on the proper maintenance for acrylic plastic glass
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Chapter 9:
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
9.1 General
Your boat and outboard engine have been equipped with safety equipment designed to enhance
the safe operation of the boat and to meet U.S. Coast Guard safety standards. The Coast Guard
or state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies require certain additional accessory
safety equipment on each boat. This equipment varies according to length and type of boat and
type of propulsion. The accessory equipment required by the Coast Guard is described in this
chapter. Some local laws require additional equipment. It is important to obtain “Federal
Requirements and Safety Tips for Recreational Boats,” published by the Coast Guard, and copies
of state and local laws, to make sure you have the required equipment for your boating area. You
should also read the book entitled “Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts - Owner's Manual,” included with
your boat.
Your boat could be equipped with engine alarms. These systems are designed to increase your
boating safety by alerting you to potentially serious problems in the primary power systems.
Alarm systems are not intended to lessen or replace good maintenance and precruise procedures.
This chapter also describes safety related equipment that could be installed on your boat. This
equipment will vary depending on the type of engine and other options installed by you or your
dealer.
9.2 Engine Alarms
Most outboard engines are equipped with an audible alarm system mounted in the helm area that
monitors selected critical engine systems. The alarm will sound if one of these systems begins
to fail. Refer to the engine owner’s manual for information on the alarm installed with your
engine.
If the alarm sounds:
•
Immediately throttle the engine back to idle.
•
Shift the transmission to neutral.
•
Monitor the engine gauges to determine the cause of the problem.
•
If necessary, shut off the engine and investigate until the cause of the problem is found.
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9.3 Neutral Safety Switch
Every control system has a neutral safety switch incorporated into it. This device prohibits the
engine from being started while the shift lever is in any position other than the neutral position.
If the engine will not start, slight movement of the shift lever may be necessary to locate the neutral
position and disengage the safety cutout switch. Control or cable adjustments may be required
to correct this condition should it persist. See your Pursuit dealer for necessary control and cable
adjustments.
The neutral safety switch should be tested periodically to insure that it is operating properly. To
test the neutral safety switch, make sure the engines are tilted down and move the shift levers to
the forward position. Make sure the control levers are not advanced past the idle position.
Activate the starter for each engine. The starter should not engage for either engine. Repeat this
test with the shift levers in reverse and the engine throttles at idle. Again, the starter should not
engage for either engine. If the starter for either engine engages with the shift controls in any
position other than the neutral position, then the neutral safety switch is not functioning properly
and you should contact your dealer and have the neutral safety switch repaired before using your
boat. If an engine starts in gear during this test, immediately move the control levers to the neutral
position. Turn the engines off and have the problem corrected by a qualified marine mechanic
before using the boat.
9.4 Engine Stop Switch
Your Pursuit is equipped with a engine stop switch and lanyard. When the lanyard is pulled it will
engage the switch and shut off the engine. We strongly recommend that the lanyard be attached
to the driver whenever the engine is running. If the engine will not start, it could be because the
lanyard is not properly inserted into the engine stop switch. Always make sure the lanyard is
properly attached to the engine stop switch before attempting to start the engine.
9.5 Required Safety Equipment
Besides the equipment installed on your boat by Pursuit, certain other equipment is required by
the U.S. Coast Guard to help ensure passenger safety. Items like a sea anchor, working anchor,
extra dock lines, flare pistol, life vests, a line permanently secured to your ring buoy, etc., could
at some time save your passengers’ lives, or save your boat from damage. Refer to the “Federal
Requirements And Safety Tips For Recreational Boats” pamphlet for a more detailed description
of the required equipment. You can also contact the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Hotline,
800-368-5647 or the “Boat U.S. Foundation Course Hotline,” 800-336-2628, for information on
boat safety courses and brochures listing the Federal equipment requirements. Also, check your
local and state regulations.
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The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a “Courtesy Examination.” This inspection will help ensure
that your boat is equipped with all of the necessary safety equipment.
The following is a list of the accessory equipment required on your boat by the U.S. Coast
Guard:
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
PFDs must be Coast Guard approved, in good and serviceable condition, and of appropriate size
for the intended user. Wearable PFDs must be readily accessible, meaning you must be able to
put them on in a reasonable amount of time in an emergency. Though not required, the Coast
Guard emphasizes that PFDs should be worn at all times when the vessel is underway. Throwable
devices must be immediately available for use. All Pursuit boats must be equipped with at least
one Type I, II or III PFD for each person on board, plus one throwable device (Type IV). Some
states have special PFD requirements for children. Make sure you know and follow the laws for
your boating area.
Visual Distress Signals
All Pursuit boats used on coastal waters, the Great Lakes, territorial seas, and those waters
connected directly to them, must be equipped with Coast Guard approved visual distress signals.
These signals are either Pyrotechnic or Non-Pyrotechnic devices.
Pyrotechnic Visual Distress Signals
Pyrotechnic visual distress signals must be Coast Guard approved, in serviceable condition, and
readily accessible. They are marked with a date showing the service life, which must not have
expired. A minimum of three are required. Some pyrotechnic signals meet both day and night
use requirements. They should be stored in a cool, dry location. They include:
•
Pyrotechnic red flares, hand held or aerial.
•
Pyrotechnic orange smoke, hand-held or floating.
•
Launchers for aerial red meteors or parachute flares.
PYROTECHNICS ARE UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED AS EXCELLENT DISTRESS
SIGNALS. HOWEVER, THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE IF NOT PROPERLY HANDLED. THESE DEVICES PRODUCE A VERY HOT
FLAME AND THE RESIDUE CAN CAUSE BURNS AND IGNITE FLAMMABLE MATERIAL. PISTOL LAUNCHED AND HAND-HELD PARACHUTE FLARES AND METEORS HAVE MANY CHARACTERISTICS OF A FIREARM AND MUST BE
HANDLED WITH CAUTION. IN SOME STATES THEY ARE CONSIDERED A FIREARM AND PROHIBITED FROM USE. ALWAYS BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL AND
FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY WHEN USING PYROTECHNIC DISTRESS SIGNALS.
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Non-Pyrotechnic Devices:
Non-Pyrotechnic visual distress signals must be in serviceable condition, readily accessible, and
certified by the manufacturer as complying with U.S. Coast Guard requirements. They include:
•
Orange Distress Flag. (Day use only)
The distress flag is a day signal only. It must be at least 3 x 3 feet with
a black square and ball on an orange background. It is most distinctive
when attached and waved from a paddle or boat hook.
•
Electric Distress Light. (Night use only)
The electric distress light is accepted for night use only and must
automatically flash the international SOS distress signal. Under Inland
Navigation Rules, a high intensity white light flashing at regular
intervals from 50-70 times per minute is considered a distress signal.
Fire Extinguishers
At least one fire extinguisher is required on all Pursuit boats. Boats 26' and
larger may require two or three fire extinguishers. Coast Guard approved
fire extinguishers are hand-portable, either B-I or B-II classification and
have a specific marine type mounting bracket. It is recommended the
extinguishers be mounted in a readily accessible position.
Fire Extinguisher
Fire extinguishers require regular inspections to insure that:
•
Seals & tamper indicators are not broken or missing.
•
Pressure gauges or indicators read in the operable range.
•
There is no obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage or clogged nozzles.
Contact the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Hotline, 1-800-368-5647, or 1-202-267-1070, for
information on the type and size fire extinguisher required for your boat.
Please refer to the information provided by the fire extinguisher manufacturer for instructions on
the proper maintenance and use of your fire extinguisher.
INFORMATION FOR HALON OR AGENT FE-241 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS IS PROVIDED BY THE MANUFACTURER. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU READ THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEM, IN
THEORY AND OPERATION, BEFORE USING YOUR BOAT.
Bilge and Fuel Fires
Fuel compartment and bilge fires are very dangerous because of the presence of gasoline in the
various components of the fuel system and the possibility for explosion. You must make the
decision to fight the fire or abandon the boat. If the fire can not be extinguished quickly or it is
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too intense to fight, abandoning the boat may be your only option. If you find yourself in this
situation, make sure all passengers have a live preserver on and go over the side and swim well
upwind of the boat. This will keep you and your passengers well clear of any burning fuel that
could be released and spread on the water as the boat burns or in the event of an explosion. When
clear of the danger, check about and account for all those who were aboard with you. Give
whatever assistance you can to anyone in need or in the water without a buoyant device. Keep
everyone together in a group for morale and to aid rescue operations.
GASOLINE CAN EXPLODE. IN THE EVENT OF A FUEL COMPARTMENT OR
BILGE FIRE, YOU MUST MAKE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO FIGHT THE FIRE
OR ABANDON THE BOAT. YOU MUST CONSIDER YOUR SAFETY, THE SAFETY
OF YOUR PASSENGERS, THE INTENSITY OF THE FIRE AND THE POSSIBILITY
OF AN EXPLOSION IN YOUR DECISION.
Sound Signaling Devices
The navigation rules require sound signals to be made under certain circumstances. Recreational
vessels are also required to sound fog signals during periods of reduced visibility. Therefore, you
must have some means of making an efficient sound signal that is audible for .5 nautical miles.
Navigation Lights
Recreational boats are required to display navigation lights between sunset and sunrise and other
periods of reduced visibility (fog, rain, haze, etc.) Navigation lights are intended to keep other
vessels informed of your presence and course. Your Pursuit is equipped with the navigation lights
required by the U.S. Coast Guard at the time of manufacture. It is up to you to make sure they
are operational and turned on when required.
9.6 Carbon Monoxide Detector
CARBON MONOXIDE IS A LETHAL, TOXIC GAS
THAT IS COLORLESS AND ODORLESS. IT IS A
DANGEROUS GAS THAT WILL CAUSE DEATH IN
CERTAIN LEVELS.
The carbon monoxide detector is in the cabin and warns the
occupants of dangerous accumulations of carbon monoxide gas. If
excess carbon monoxide fumes are detected, the monitor will sound
an alarm indicating the presence of the toxic gas.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Should a very high level of carbon monoxide exist, the alarm will
sound in a few minutes. However, if small quantities of CO are present or high levels are shortlived, the alarm will accumulate the information and determine when an alarm level has been
reached. The carbon monoxide detector is automatically activated whenever the cabin DC
breaker panel is energized.
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Always make sure the carbon monoxide detector is activated by the battery selector switch
whenever the cabin is occupied.
A by product of combustion, carbon monoxide (CO) is invisible, tasteless, odorless, and is
produced by all engines and most heating and cooking appliances. It exists wherever fuels are
burned to generate power or heat. The most common sources of CO on boats are gasoline engines
and auxiliary generators and propane or butane stoves. These produce large amounts of CO and
should never be operated while sleeping. Also be aware that, in some situations, CO from a
generator or an engine being operated in nearby boats can enter your boat and present a hazard
for you and your passengers. High concentrations of CO can fatal within minutes. Many cases
of carbon monoxide poisoning indicate that while victims are aware they are not well, they
become so disoriented they are unable to save themselves by either exiting the area or calling for
help. Also, young children, elderly persons, and pets may be the first affected.
Drug or alcohol use increases the effect of CO exposure. Individuals with cardiac or respiratory
conditions are very susceptible to the dangers of carbon monoxide. CO poisoning is especially
dangerous during sleep when victims are unaware of any side effects.
Low levels of carbon monoxide over an extended period of time can be just as lethal as high doses
over a short period. Therefore, low levels of carbon monoxide can cause the alarm to sound before
the occupants of the boat notice any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. CO detectors are
very reliable and rarely sound false alarms. If the alarm sounds, always assume the hazard is real
and move persons who have been exposed to carbon monoxide into fresh air immediately. Never
disable the CO detector because you think the alarm may be false. Always contact the monitor
manufacturer or your local fire department for assistance in finding and correcting the situation.
In certain situations, boats can have a problem due to the “station wagon effect” where engine
exhaust fumes are captured in the vessel by the vacuum created by a rear opening or installed
canvas while underway. Boats that are underway should close all aft portholes and open a forward
facing hatch which may lend to pressurize the living spaces within the boat. Sleeping, particularly
in aft cabins, should not be permitted while underway. Occupants of the “bridge” also should
maintain proper ventilation by opening a forward window or windshield to drive fumes away from
the occupants. Extreme caution must be taken while at anchor or in a slip and an auxiliary power
generator operating. Wind still nights can easily allow fumes to enter the boat. Inspect the exhaust
systems of propulsion and the auxiliary generators, if installed, frequently for possible leaks.
High concentrations of CO in your boat may originate from an adjacent boat. Exhaust fumes from
nearby boats may enter your boat through open hatches or windows.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are dizziness, ears ringing, headaches, tightness of
chest or hyperventilation, drowsiness, fatigue or weakness, inattention or confusion, lack of
normal coordination, nausea and unconsciousness. The victim's skin also may turn red. A slight
buildup of carbon monoxide in the human body over several hours causes headache, nausea and
other symptoms similar to food poisoning, motion sickness or the flu. Anyone with these
symptoms should immediately be moved to an area of fresh air. Have the victim breath deeply
and seek immediate medical attention.
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Remember, carbon monoxide detectors do not guarantee that CO poisoning will not occur. Do
not use the CO detector as a replacement for ordinary precautions or periodic inspections of
equipment.
Never rely on alarm systems to save your life, common sense is still prudent and necessary.
Please read the owner’s manual supplied by the CO detector manufacturer and included with this
manual, for operation instructions and additional information regarding the hazards of carbon
monoxide gas. Refer to the Ventilation Chapter for information on ventilating your boat properly
while underway and other precautions while at anchor or in a slip. This is especially essential if
your boat is equipped with a generator. The book entitled “Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts,” included
with this manual, also has additional information and cautions regarding carbon monoxide
poisoning.
Many manufacturers of carbon monoxide detectors offer a testing and recertification program.
We recommend that you contact the manufacturer of your carbon monoxide detector and have it
tested and recertified periodically.
ACTUATION OF THE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR INDICATES THE PRESENCE OF CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) WHICH CAN BE FATAL. EVACUATE THE
CABIN IMMEDIATELY. DO A HEAD COUNT TO CHECK THAT ALL PERSONS
ARE ACCOUNTED FOR. DO NOT REENTER THE CABIN UNTIL IT HAS BEEN
AIRED OUT AND THE PROBLEM FOUND AND CORRECTED.
9.7 First Aid
It is the operator's responsibility to be familiar with the proper
first-aid procedures and be able to care for minor injuries or
illnesses of your passengers. In an emergency, you could be
far from professional medical assistance. We strongly recommend that you be prepared by receiving training in basic first
aid and CPR. This can be done through classes given by the
Red Cross or your local hospital.
Your boat should also be equipped with at least a simple marine first-aid kit and a first-aid manual.
The marine first-aid kit should be designed for the marine environment and be well supplied. It
should be accessible and each person on board should be aware of its location. As supplies are
used, replace them promptly. Some common drugs and antiseptics may lose their strength or
become unstable as they age. Ask a medical professional about the supplies you should carry and
the safe shelf life of prescription drugs or other medical supplies that may be in your first-aid kit.
Replace questionably old supplies whether they have been used or not.
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In many emergency situations, the Coast Guard can provide assistance in obtaining medical
advice for treatment of serious injuries or illness. If you are within VHF range of a Coast Guard
Station, make the initial contact on channel 16 and follow their instructions.
9.8 Maximum Capacity Rating
Your boat is equipped with a “Maximum Capacities” plate, which is permanently attached to the
cockpit near the helm. The plate indicates the maximum horsepower and load capacity for your
boat. Never exceed the limits dictated by the information provided on the capacity plate.
IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO OVERLOAD OR OVERPOWER YOUR BOAT.
BOATS THAT ARE OVERLOADED OR OVERPOWERED CAN BECOME UNSTABLE
OR DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT YOUR BOAT IS
LOADED AND POWERED WITHIN THE LIMITS SHOWN ON YOUR BOAT’S CAPACITY PLATE.
9.9 Additional Safety Equipment
Besides meeting the legal requirements, prudent boaters carry additional safety equipment. This
is particularly important if you operate your boat offshore. You should consider the following
items, depending on how you use your boat.
Satellite EPIRBs
EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) operate as part of a worldwide distress
system. When activated, EPIRBs will send distress code homing beacons that allow Coast Guard
aircraft to identify and find them quickly. The satellites that receive and relay EPIRB signals are
operated by the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) in the United States.
The EPIRB should be mounted and registered according to the instructions provided with the
beacon, so that the beacon's unique distress code can be used to quickly identify the boat and
owner.
Additional Equipment to Consider:
VHF Radio
Heaving Line
Flashlight & Batteries
Sunburn Lotion
Whistle or Horn
Boat Hook
Food & Water
Marine Hardware
Spare Keys
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Life Raft
Fenders
Mirror
Tool Kit
Anchor
Spare Propeller
Binoculars
Extra Clothing
Portable Radio
Spare Anchor
First Aid Kit
Searchlight
Ring Buoy
Chart and Compass
Mooring Lines
Sunglasses
Spare Parts
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Chapter 10:
OPERATION
10.1 General
Before you start the engines on your Pursuit, you should have become familiar with the various
component systems and their operation, and have performed a “Pre-Cruise System Check.” A
thorough understanding of the component systems and their operation is essential to the proper
operation of the boat. This manual and the associated manufacturers’ information is provided to
enhance your knowledge of your Pursuit. Please read them carefully. Also read the book titled
“Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts - Owner's Manual,” included in your literature packet
Your boat must have the necessary safety equipment on board and be in compliance with the U.S.
Coast Guard, local and state safety regulations. There should be one Personal Floatation Device
(PFD) for each person. Nonswimmers and small children should wear PFDs at all times. You
should know and understand the “Rules of the Road” and have had an experienced operator brief
you on the general operation of your new boat. At least one other person should be instructed on
the proper operation of the boat in case the operator is suddenly incapacitated.
The operator is responsible for his safety and the safety of his passengers. When boarding or
loading the boat, always step onto the boat, never jump. All passengers should be properly seated
whenever the boat is operated above idle speed. Your passengers should not be allowed to sit on
the seat backs, gunnels, bows, transoms or on fishing seats whenever the boat is underway. The
passengers should also be seated to properly balance the load and must not obstruct the operator's
view, particularly to the front.
Overloading and improper distribution of weight can cause the boat to become unstable and are
significant causes of accidents. Know the weight capacity and horsepower rating of your boat.
Do not overload or overpower your boat. Please refer to the Safety Equipment chapter for more
information on the maximum capacity rating for your boat. Remember, the information stated
on the capacity plate does not relieve the operator from the responsibility of using good
common sense and sound judgement in loading and operating the boat.
10.2 Rules of the Road
As in driving an automobile, there are a few rules you must know for safe boating operation. The
following information describes the basic navigation rules and action to be taken by vessels in a
crossing, meeting or overtaking situation while operating in inland waters. These are basic
examples and not intended to teach all the rules of navigation. For further information consult
the “Navigation Rules” or contact the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Department of
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Natural Resources, or your local boat club. These organizations sponsor courses in boat handling,
including rules of the road. We strongly recommend such courses. Books on this subject are also
available from your local library.
SAILBOATS NOT UNDER POWER, PADDLE BOATS, VESSELS UNABLE TO MANEUVER, VESSELS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL FISHING AND OTHER VESSELS
WITHOUT POWER HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY OVER MOTOR POWERED BOATS.
YOU MUST STAY CLEAR OR PASS TO THE STERN OF THESE VESSELS. SAILBOATS UNDER POWER ARE CONSIDERED MOTOR BOATS.
Crossing Situations
When two motor boats are crossing, the boat on the right has the right of way. The boat with the
right of way should maintain its course and speed. The other vessels should slow down and permit
it to pass. The boats should sound the appropriate signals.
Meeting Head-On or Nearly-So Situations
When two motor boats are approaching each other head-on or nearly head-on, neither boat has
the right of way. Both boats should reduce their speed and turn to the right so as to pass port side
to port side, providing enough clearance for safe passage. The boats should sound the appropriate
signals.
Overtaking Situations
When one motor boat is overtaking another motor boat, the boat that is being passed has the right
of way. The overtaking boat must make the adjustments necessary to provide clearance for a safe
passage of the other vessel. The boats should sound the appropriate signals.
The General Prudential Rule
In obeying the Rules of the Road, due regard must be given to all dangers of navigation and
collision, and to any special circumstances, including the limitations of the vessels, which may
justify a departure from the rules that is necessary to avoid immediate danger or a collision.
Navigation Aids
Aids to navigation are placed along coasts and navigable waters as guides to mark safe water and
to assist mariners in determining their position in relation to land and hidden dangers. Each aid
to navigation is used to provide specific information. You should be familiar with these and any
other markers used in your boating area.
STORMS AND WAVE ACTION CAN CAUSE BUOYS TO MOVE. YOU SHOULD NOT
RELY ON BUOYS ALONE TO DETERMINE YOUR POSITION.
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10.3 Pre-Cruise System Check
Before Starting the Engines
•
Check the weather forecast. Decide if the planned cruise can be made safely.
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Be sure all required documents are on board.
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Be sure all necessary safety equipment is on board and operative. This should include items
like the running lights, spotlight, life saving devices, etc. Please refer to Chapter 9 for
additional information on safety equipment.
•
Make sure you have signal kits and flare guns aboard, and they are current and in good
operating condition.
•
Be sure you have sufficient water and other provisions for the planned cruise.
•
Leave a written message listing details of your planned cruise with a close friend ashore (Float
Plan). The float plan should include a description of your boat, where you intend to cruise,
and a schedule of when you expect to arrive in the cruising area and when you expect to return.
Keep the person informed of any changes in your plan to prevent false alarms. This
information will tell authorities where to look and the type of boat to look for in the event you
fail to arrive.
•
Check the amount of fuel on board. Observe the “rule of thirds”: one third of the fuel for the
trip out, one third to return and one third in reserve. An additional 15% may be consumed in
rough seas.
•
Check the water separating fuel filters for water.
•
Check the oil in the engine oil tanks.
•
Set the battery selector switches as desired.
•
Check the bilge water level. Look for other signs of potential problems. Monitor for the scent
of fuel fumes.
•
Test the automatic and manual bilge pump switches to make sure the system is working
properly.
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•
Have a tool kit aboard. The kit should include the following basic tools:
Spark Plug Wrench
Spark Plug Gap Gauge
Screwdrivers
Pliers
Adjustable Wrench
Needle Nose Pliers
End Wrench Set
Hammer
Electrician’s Tape
Lubricating Oil
Jackknife
Vise grip Pliers
Wire Crimping Tool
Wire Connector Set
THERE MUST BE AT LEAST ONE PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE ON BOARD
FOR EVERY PERSON ON BOARD AND ONE THROW-OUT FLOTATION DEVICE.
CHECK THE U.S. COAST GUARD STANDARDS FOR THE CORRECT TYPE OF DEVICE FOR YOUR BOAT.
•
Have the following spare parts on board:
Extra Light Bulbs
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
Drain Plugs
Propeller(s)
Propeller Nuts
Spark Plugs
Flashlight and Batteries
Engine Oil
Fuel Filters
Fuel Hose and Clamps
•
Make sure all fire extinguishers are in position and in good operating condition.
•
Be sure the shift control is in the neutral position.
•
Be sure the emergency stop lanyard is attached to the operator and the stop switch.
VAPORIZING LIQUID EXTINGUISHERS GIVE OFF TOXIC FUMES; USE ONLY
COAST GUARD APPROVED FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.
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10.4 Operating Your Boat
After Starting the Engines
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A FIRE OR EXPLOSION, DO NOT START THE ENGINES WHEN FUEL FUMES ARE PRESENT. FUEL FUMES ARE DANGEROUS AND
HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH.
•
Visibly check the engines to be sure there are no apparent water, fuel or oil leaks.
•
Check the operation of the engine cooling systems.
•
Check the engine gauges. Make sure they are reading normally.
•
Check the controls and steering for smooth and proper operation.
•
Make sure all lines, cables, anchors, etc. for securing a boat are on board and in good condition.
All lines should be coiled, secured and off the decks when underway.
•
Have a safe cruise and enjoy yourself.
Remember
When you operate a boat, you accept the responsibility for the boat, for the safety of passengers
and for others out enjoying the water.
•
Alcohol and any drugs can severely reduce your reaction time and affect your better
judgement.
•
Alcohol severely reduces the ability to react to several different signals at once.
•
Alcohol makes it difficult to correctly judge speed and distance, or track moving objects.
•
Alcohol reduces night vision, and the ability to distinguish red from green.
YOU SHOULD NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS.
•
Avoid sea conditions that are beyond the skill and experience of you and your crew.
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MAKE SURE ONE OTHER PERSON ON THE BOAT IS INSTRUCTED IN THE OPERATION OF THE BOAT AND MAKE SURE THE BOAT IS OPERATED IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS GOVERNING THE USE OF A BOAT.
DO NOT OPERATE THE BOAT UNLESS IT IS COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED. KEEP
ALL FASTENERS TIGHT. KEEP ADJUSTMENTS ACCORDING TO SPECIFICATIONS.
Before operating the boat for the first time, read the engine break-in procedures. The break-in
procedures are found in the owner’s manual for the engine. The manual is in the literature packet.
As different types of engines are used to power the boat, have the dealer describe the operating
procedures for your boat. For more instructions on “How To Operate The Boat,” make sure you
read the instructions given to you in the owner’s manual for the engines you have selected.
Note: For more instructions on safety, equipment and boat handling, enroll in one of the
several free boating courses offered. For information on the courses offered in your
area, call the “Boating Safety Hotline”, 800-368-5647 or the “Boat U.S. Foundation
Course Hotline,” 800-336-2628 for further information on boating safety courses.
Note: If the drive unit hits an underwater object, stop the engine. Inspect the drive unit
for damage. If the unit is damaged, contact your dealer for a complete inspection
and repair of the unit.
To stop the boat, follow this procedure:
•
Allow the engine to drop to the idle speed.
•
Make sure the shifting levers are in the neutral position.
Note: If the engines have been run at high speed for a long period of time, allow the engines
to cool down by running the engines in the idle position for 3 to 5 minutes.
•
Turn the ignition keys to the “Off” position.
•
Raise the trim tabs to the full “UP” position.
After Operation
•
If operating in saltwater, wash the boat and all equipment with soap and water. Flush the
engines using freshwater. Please refer to the engine owner's manual for instructions on
flushing your outboard engines.
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Check the bilge area for debris and excess water.
•
Fill the fuel tanks to near full to reduce condensation. Allow enough room in the tanks
for the fuel to expand without being forced out through the vent.
•
Turn off all electrical equipment except the automatic bilge pumps.
•
If you are going to leave the boat for a long period of time, put the battery main switches
in the “Off” position and close all seacocks.
•
Make sure the boat is securely moored.
TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE BOAT, CLOSE ALL SEA COCKS BEFORE LEAVING THE BOAT.
10.5 Grounding and Towing
If the boat should become disabled, or if another craft that is disabled requires assistance, great
care must be taken. The stress applied to a boat during towing may become excessive. Excessive
stress can damage the structure of the boat and create a safety hazard for those aboard.
Freeing a grounded vessel, or towing a boat that is disabled, requires specialized equipment and
knowledge. Line failure and structural damage caused by improper towing have resulted in fatal
injuries. Because of this, we strongly suggest that these activities be left to those who have the
equipment and knowledge, e.g., the U.S. Coast Guard or a commercial towing company, to safely
accomplish the towing task.
THE MOORING CLEATS ON PURSUIT BOATS ARE NOT DESIGNED OR INTENDED
TO BE USED FOR TOWING PURPOSES. THESE CLEATS ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED AS MOORING CLEATS FOR SECURING THE BOAT TO A DOCK, PIER,
ETC. DO NOT USE THESE FITTINGS FOR TOWING OR ATTEMPTING TO FREE A
GROUNDED VESSEL.
WHEN TOWING OPERATIONS ARE UNDERWAY, HAVE EVERYONE ABOARD
BOTH VESSELS STAY CLEAR OF THE TOW LINE AND SURROUNDING AREA. A
TOW LINE THAT SHOULD BREAK WHILE UNDER STRESS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS, AND COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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RUNNING AGROUND OR STRIKING AN UNDERWATER OBSTRUCTION CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY TO PASSENGERS AND DAMAGE TO THE MOTOR OR
BOAT. IF YOUR BOAT SHOULD BECOME GROUNDED, DISTRIBUTE PERSONAL
FLOTATION DEVICES AND INSPECT THE BOAT FOR POSSIBLE DAMAGE. THOROUGHLY INSPECT THE BILGE AREA FOR SIGNS OF LEAKAGE. AN EXPERIENCED SERVICE FACILITY SHOULD CHECK YOUR UNDERWATER GEAR AT THE
FIRST OPPORTUNITY. DO NOT CONTINUE TO USE YOUR BOAT IF THE CONDITION OF THE UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT IS QUESTIONABLE.
10.6 Water skiing
Your boat could be equipped for water skiing. If you have never driven skiers before, you should
spend some hours as an observer and learning from an experienced driver. If you are an
experienced driver, you should take some time to become familiar with the boat and the way it
handles before pulling a skier. The driver should also know the skier’s ability and drive
accordingly. The following safety precautions should be observed while towing water skiers.
•
Water ski only in safe areas, away from other boats and swimmers, out of channels, and in
water free of underwater obstructions.
•
Water ski only during daylight hours.
•
Make sure that anyone who skis can swim. Do not allow people who cannot swim to water
ski.
•
Be sure that the skier is wearing a proper life jacket. A water skier is considered on board the
boat and a Coast Guard approved life jacket is required. It is advisable and recommended for
a skier to wear a flotation device designed to withstand the impact of hitting the water at high
speed.
•
Always carry a second person on board to observe the skier so that your full attention can be
given to the safe operation of the boat.
•
Approach a skier in the water from the downwind side and be certain to stop the motion of
the boat and your motor before coming in close proximity to the skier. The skier should also
be kept on the helm side of the boat so the operator can keep the skier in sight at all times.
•
Give immediate attention to a fallen skier. A fallen skier is very hard to see by other boats
and is extremely vulnerable. When a skier falls, be prepared to immediately turn the boat and
return to the skier. Never leave a fallen skier alone in the water for any reason.
For additional information on water skiing, including hand signals and water skiing manuals,
contact the American Water Skiing Association in Winter Haven, Florida, 813-324-4341.
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MOVING PROPELLERS ARE DANGEROUS. THEY CAN CAUSE DEATH, LOSS OF
LIMBS, OR OTHER SEVERE INJURY. DO NOT USE THE SWIM PLATFORM OR
SWIM LADDER WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. STOP THE ENGINE IF DIVERS,
SWIMMERS OR SKIERS ARE ATTEMPTING TO BOARD. ALWAYS REMOVE AND
PROPERLY STORE THE LADDER BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE.
10.7 Fishing
Fishing can be very exciting and distracting for the operator when the action gets intense. You
must always be conscious of the fact that your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your
boat and the safety of your passengers and other boats in the area.
You must always make sure the helm is properly manned and is never left unattended while
trolling.
If you are fishing in an area that is crowded with other fishing boats, it may be difficult to follow
the rules of the road. This situation can become especially difficult when most boats are trolling.
Being courteous and exercising good common sense is essential. Avoid trying to assert your right
of way and concentrate on staying clear and preventing tangled or cut lines and other unpleasant
encounters with other boats. Also keep in mind that fishing line wrapped around your propeller
shaft can damage the seals in the outboard lower unit.
10.8 Trailering Your Boat
If you trailer your boat, make sure that your tow vehicle is capable of towing the weight of the
trailer, boat and equipment and the weight of the passengers and equipment inside the vehicle.
This may require that the tow vehicle be specially equipped with a larger engine, transmission,
brakes and trailer tow package.
The boat trailer is an important part of your boating package. The trailer should be matched to
your boat's weight and hull. Using a trailer with a capacity too low will be unsafe on the road
and cause abnormal wear. A trailer with a capacity too high, can damage the boat. Contact your
dealer to evaluate your towing vehicle and hitch, and to make sure you have the correct trailer for
your boat.
Important Note:
Your Pursuit is a heavy boat and care must be taken when selecting the trailer. We
recommend that you use a bunk style trailer that incorporates a combination of heavy duty
rollers, to support the keel and long bunks running under and parallel to the stringers to
support the hull. Avoid using a full roller trailer that does not have bunks. Roller trailers
have a tendency to put extreme pressure points on the hull, especially on the lifting strakes,
and have damaged boats. The situation is worse during launching and haul out. Damage
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resulting from improper trailer support or the use of a full roller trailer will not be covered
by the Pursuit Warranty.
Note: Contact your dealer to evaluate your towing vehicle and hitch, and to make sure you
have the correct trailer for your boat.
The following safety tips and a book titled “Sportfish, Cruisers, Yachts - Owner's Manual,”
included in your literature packet, provide additional information you should know before
trailering your boat.
Choosing and setting up a trailer:
•
Make sure the trailer is a match for your boat’s weight and hull design. More damage can be
done to a boat by the stresses of road travel than by normal water operation. A boat hull is
designed to be supported evenly by water. So, when it is transported on a trailer it should be
supported structurally as evenly across the hull as possible allowing for even distribution of
the weight of the hull, engine and equipment.
•
Make sure the trailer bunks and rollers properly support the hull and do not put pressure on
the lifting strakes. The rollers and bunks must be kept in good condition to prevent scratching
and gouging of the hull.
•
The capacity rating of the trailer should be greater than the combined weight of the boat,
motor, and equipment. The gross vehicle weight rating must be shown on the trailer. Make
sure the weight of the boat, engine, gear and trailer is not more than the gross vehicle weight
rating.
•
Make sure the boat is securely fastened on the trailer to prevent movement between the boat
and trailer. The bow eye on the boat should be secured with a rope, chain or turnbuckle in
addition to the winch cable. Additional straps may be required across the beam of the boat.
Note: Your dealer can provide instructions on how to load, fasten and launch your boat.
BOATS HAVE BEEN DAMAGED BY TRAILERS THAT DO NOT PROPERLY SUPPORT THE HULL. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE TRAILER BUNKS AND ROLLERS
ARE ADJUSTED SO THEY ARE NOT PUTTING EXCESSIVE PRESSURE ON THE
LIFTING STRAKES AND ARE PROVIDING ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR THE HULL.
HULL DAMAGE RESULTING FROM IMPROPER TRAILER SUPPORT IS NOT COVERED BY THE PURSUIT WARRANTY.
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Before Going Out On The Highway:
•
The BIMINI TOP, SIDE CURTAINS, CLEAR CONNECTOR, BACK DROP and AFT
CURTAIN must be removed when trailering. Canvas enclosures are not designed to
withstand the extreme wind pressure encountered while trailering and will be damaged.
Always remove and properly store the enclosure before trailering your boat.
•
Make sure the tow BALL and COUPLER are the same size and bolts nuts are tightly secured.
•
The COUPLER MUST BE COMPLETELY OVER THE BALL and the LATCHING
MECHANISM LOCKED DOWN.
•
Make sure the TRAILER IS LOADED EVENLY from front to rear as well as side to side and
has the correct weight on the hitch. Too much weight on the hitch will cause the rear of the
tow vehicle to drag and may make steering more difficult. Too little weight on the hitch will
cause the rig to fishtail and will make controlling the tow vehicle difficult. Contact your
Pursuit dealer or the trailer manufacturer for the correct weight on the hitch for your trailer.
•
The SAFETY CHAINS must be attached crisscrossing under the coupler to the frame of the
tow vehicle. If the ball was to break, the trailer would follow in a straight line and prevent the
coupler from dragging on the road. Make sure the trailer emergency brake cable or chain is
also installed to the tow vehicle frame.
•
Make sure the LIGHTS on the trailer function properly.
•
CHECK THE BRAKES. On a level parking area roll forward and apply the brakes several
times at increasing speeds to determine if the brakes on the tow vehicle and trailer are working
properly.
•
Make sure the tow vehicle has SIDE VIEW MIRRORS that are large enough to provide an
unobstructed rear view on both sides of the vehicle.
•
CHECK THE TIRES and WHEEL BEARINGS.
MAKE SURE YOUR TOWING VEHICLE AND TRAILER ARE IN COMPLIANCE
WITH ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. CONTACT YOUR STATE MOTOR VEHICLE BUREAU FOR LAWS GOVERNING THE TOWING OF TRAILERS.
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Chapter 11:
EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT
11.1 Deck
Rails and Deck Hardware
The rail system and hardware fittings have been selected and installed to perform specific
functions. Fenders or mooring lines should be secured to the cleats and not to rails or stanchions.
Mooring lines should be secured to the cleats. Be sure a clear lead exists when running dock lines
or anchor lines. A line inadvertently run around a stanchion or over the rail could cause damage.
IMPORTANT: All fittings must be periodically inspected for loose fit, wear and damage.
Any problems should be corrected immediately.
PURSUIT BOATS ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH HARDWARE DESIGNED FOR TOWING PURPOSES. THE MOORING CLEATS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR TOWING
ANOTHER VESSEL OR HAVING THIS BOAT TOWED.
Bow Pulpit and Roller (Optional)
The bow pulpit can be equipped with a roller assembly that allows
the anchor to be operated and stored at the pulpit. The anchor line
is stored in the rope locker and routed out the rope locker hatch,
through the roller and connected to the anchor chain. Always
make sure the anchor is properly secured when it is in the stored
position on the pulpit.
Anchor/Rope Locker
The anchor locker is in the bow of the boat and accessed through
a hatch in the deck. The anchor line is always stored in the locker.
The anchor can be mounted on the optional bow pulpit or stored in
the anchor locker. If the anchor is stored in the anchor locker it
must be properly secured to prevent it from bouncing in the locker
and causing damage to the hull or anchor locker.
Bow Pulpit and Roller
The anchor locker is drained to the bilge by a drain in the floor of
the locker. It is very important to check the drain frequently to make
sure it is clean and free flowing.
Anchor/Rope Locker
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THE ANCHOR MUST BE POSITIONED SO IT DOES NOT REST AGAINST THE
HULL SIDES AND BE PROPERLY SECURED AT ALL TIMES WHEN IT IS STORED
IN THE ANCHOR/ROPE LOCKER. A LOOSE ANCHOR IN THE ANCHOR LOCKER
WILL BOUNCE AND CAN DAMAGE THE BOAT. DAMAGE RESULTING FROM
THE ANCHOR BOUNCING IN THE ANCHOR LOCKER IS NOT COVERED BY THE
PURSUIT WARRANTY.
Windlass (Optional)
The optional windlass is mounted to the deck near the rear of the pulpit above the rope locker. The
anchor is stored on the pulpit and is raised and lowered by the windlass. The anchor line is stored
in the rope locker and routed out through the windlass to the anchor chain.
The anchor is lowered by releasing the anchor from the cleat or chain binder on the pulpit and
operating a “down” control at the helm. The windlass control switch is activated by a safety switch
or breaker panel located next to the windlass switch. Turn the safety switch or breaker to “ON”
to activate the windlass control and turn it to “OFF” whenever the windlass is not in use.
After the anchor is set, the windlass must not be left to take the entire force from the anchor line.
Boats lying to their anchor in a high swell or heavy weather conditions will snub on the line. This
can cause slippage or apply excessive loads to the windlass. The line should be made fast to a bow
cleat to relieve the load on the windlass.
The anchor is hauled in by releasing the line from the bow cleat and operating the “up” control
at the helm. Once the anchor is retrieved, independently secure the anchor to the chain binder or
a cleat to prevent it from being accidentally released. This is especially important while the boat
is under way.
The windlass manufacturer provides an owner’s manual with its product. It is extremely
important that you read the manual and become familiar with the proper care and operation of the
windlass.
A WINDLASS MUST BE USED WITH CARE. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
THAT YOU READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND PROPER OPERATION OF THE WINDLASS BEFORE
USING IT WITH YOUR BOAT. ALWAYS ENSURE THAT LIMBS, FINGERS, HAIR
AND CLOTHING ARE KEPT CLEAR OF THE WINDLASS AND ANCHOR LINE DURING OPERATION.
DO NOT USE A WINDLASS AS A SOLE MEANS OF SECURING AN ANCHOR IN
THE BOW PULPIT. ALWAYS SECURE THE ANCHOR LINE TO A CLEAT OR
CHAIN BINDER BEFORE OPERATING YOUR BOAT.
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Windshield
The Pursuit 2470 Walkaround is equipped with a
vented heavy duty aluminum windshield. The windshield is equipped with an opening vent panel on
each side of the windshield. To open the vent,
release the locking T-handles and open the vent to
the desired position. Lock the vent in place by
turning the T-handles 1/4 turn. The friction of the Thandle in the guide will hold the vent in that position. The front and side wing panels are tempered
safety glass. The curved glass panels on the port and
starboard side of the windshield are made of tinted
acrylic plastic glass.
Windshield
Acrylic glass scratches easily. Never use a dry cloth or glass cleaning solutions on acrylic. Use
a soft cloth and mild soap and water for routine cleaning. Solvents and products containing
ammonia can permanently damage acrylic. Please refer to the Routine Maintenance chapter for
more information on the proper care and maintenance of acrylic plastic glass.
11.2 Hull
Swim Platform
Your Pursuit is equipped with an integral swim platform and engine mounting system located in
the stern of the boat. There is one inspection plate in the transom engine well to provide access
to the stern bilge and engine mounting bolts. Always make sure this plate is secure before
operating your boat. The stern bilge is also accessed by opening the stern bench seat and removing
the fishbox.
Boarding Ladder (Optional)
The optional boarding ladder is mounted to the rear of the
stern bench seat when it is in the stored position. To use the
ladder, remove it from the storage clips and slide the studs
into the special bracket on the port side of the transom. The
ladder floats and must be secured in the boarding position
by turning the cam lock on the ladder so it catches the
bottom of the transom ladder bracket. The ladder must be
removed from the transom bracket and properly secured to
the storage clips before starting the engine(s).
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MOVING PROPELLERS ARE DANGEROUS. THEY CAN CAUSE DEATH, LOSS OF
LIMBS, OR OTHER SEVERE INJURY. DO NOT USE THE SWIM PLATFORM OR
SWIM LADDER WHILE THE ENGINE(S) ARE RUNNING. STOP THE ENGINE(S) IF
DIVERS OR SWIMMERS ARE ATTEMPTING TO BOARD. ALWAYS REMOVE AND
PROPERLY STORE THE LADDER BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE(S).
Trim Tabs
The trim tabs are recessed into the hull below the swim platform. The trim tabs are an important
part of the control systems. Please refer to Chapter 2 for detailed information on the trim tabs.
11.3 Cockpit Equipment
IN CERTAIN CONDITIONS, OPEN EXTERIOR DOORS AND HATCHES THAT ARE
NOT SECURED PROPERLY CAN SLAM CLOSED UNEXPECTEDLY AND CAUSE INJURY TO PASSENGERS OR DAMAGE TO THE BOAT. MOST DOORS AND
HATCHES ARE EQUIPPED WITH SPECIAL FASTENERS, HATCH LIFTERS, OR
SNAPS AND/OR STRAPS, TO SECURE THEM IN THE OPEN POSITION. ALWAYS
MAKE SURE THAT THESE HATCHES AND DOORS ARE PROPERLY SECURED
WHENEVER THEY ARE IN THE OPEN POSITION.
Cockpit Storage and Livewell
The helm seat is mounted on a fish/storage box. A circulating livewell is located below the
passenger seat. The fish/storage box and livewell are insulated and drain overboard. The fish/
storage box can be used as a storage compartment, fishbox or cooler. The livewell can be used
as a livewell or cooler.
Helm
The helm and engine controls are located on an opening helm station. The helm station is hinged
at the bottom and opens to provide access to service the helm equipment or to install electronics.
To open the helm station, release the clamps at the top of the helm. A strap holds the helm in the
open position and prevents it from opening too far. Always make sure the helm station clamps
are properly secured when the helm is closed.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE HELM STATION CLAMPS ARE PROPERLY SECURED
BEFORE OPERATING OR TRAILERING YOUR BOAT. IF THE HELM STATION IS
NOT PROPERLY SECURED, IT COULD OPEN UNEXPECTEDLY AND DAMAGE THE
BOAT OR CAUSE LOSS OF CONTROL.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE HELM BE OPENED WHEN THE
ENGINE(S) ARE RUNNING. IN SOME SITUATIONS IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACCIDENTALLY ENGAGE THE ENGINE SHIFT AND THROTTLE CONTROL INTO GEAR AS
THE HELM IS OPENING. THIS COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL, DAMAGE
TO THE BOAT, AND INJURY TO PASSENGERS.
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Stern Bench Seat and Fishbox
The stern cockpit area is equipped with a sink,
removable cutting board, bench seat and fishbox.
The sink is plumbed to the freshwater system and
drains overboard. Refer to the Freshwater System
Chapter for additional information on the freshwater system.
The stern bench seat is hinged and opens to allow
Stern Bench Seat
access to the removable fishbox. The engines must
be tilted to the full down position, the transom door
opened, and the latches at the front of the seat released before bench seat can be opened. A gas
hatch lifter holds the seat in the open position and prevents it from opening too far.
DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE COWLINGS, STERN SEAT AND TRANSOM DOOR CAN
OCCUR IF THE STERN SEAT IS NOT OPENED PROPERLY. THE ENGINES MUST
BE TILTED TO THE FULL DOWN POSITION, THE TRANSOM DOOR OPENED, AND
THE LATCHES AT THE FRONT OF THE SEAT RELEASED BEFORE THE BENCH
SEAT CAN BE OPENED.
The batteries are located below the stern bench seat and fishbox. If the
batteries are discharged and the engines are tilted in the full up position,
the bench seat cannot be opened and must be removed to provide access
to the batteries. The bench seat is removed by releasing the latches at
the front of the seat, removing the ladder, opening the transom door, and
removing the pins in the hinges at the rear of the seat.
Two people will be required to tilt the seat forward and lift it off the
Stern Seat Hinge
fishbox. The gas hatch lifter will still be attached to the seat and care
must be taken to keep the weight of the seat from bending the adjuster.
Have one person hold the starboard end of the seat that is attached to the hatch gas hatch lifter and
lower the other end of the seat to the cockpit floor. While one person continues to hold the
starboard end of the seat to keep it from bending the hatch lifter, the other person can use a small
screw driver or a knife to remove the plastic end cap from the hatch lifter ball hinge fitting on the
seat. Make sure the hatch lifter is fully extended and pull the lifter off the ball hinge on the seat.
Leave the other end of the hatch lifter attached to the seat landing and lay it in the trough next to
the fishbox. The seat is now free and can be set in the cockpit.
To reinstall the seat, make sure the engines are down, the fishbox is installed, and the hatch lifter
is laying in the trough next to the fishbox. Lift the seat into position on the seat landing in the
closed position and install the hinge pins and cotter rings. Install the ladder. Open the seat and
snap the hatch lifter to the ball hinge fitting on the seat. Install the plastic end cap in the lifter ball
hinge fitting to prevent the lifter from popping off the ball hinge.
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Note: If the boat is out of the water with the engines tilted up and the batteries are
discharged, the batteries and battery tray area can be accessed by using the manual
valve screw on the engine tilt cylinder and tilting the engines down manually. The
seat can then be opened in the normal fashion. Please refer to the engine owner’s
manual for instructions on lowering the engines manually. Never use the manual tilt
valve screw when the boat is in the water. Sea water could enter the power tilt system
and cause damage to the unit.
The fishbox is drained by a macerator pump that is activated by a momentary switch located in
the cockpit near the bench seat. Removing the fishbox provides the primary access to the stern
bilge, the batteries, and other equipment installed there. Always make sure the bench seat is
properly closed and latched before operating the boat.
THE STERN BENCH SEAT IS HINGED AND COULD OPEN UNEXPECTEDLY IN
CERTAIN CONDITIONS, SUCH AS HARD ACCELERATION OR ROUGH SEAS, IF IT
IS NOT PROPERLY CLOSED AND SECURED BY THE LATCHES. THIS MAY ALLOW PERSONS TO FALL OVERBOARD AND INTO BOAT PROPELLERS OR TO BE
LOST IN OPEN WATER. IN ROUGH SEAS, AN OPEN BENCH SEAT MAY ALLOW A
SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF WATER TO ENTER THE COCKPIT OR THE BILGE,
CREATING A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITION. MAKE SURE THE STERN
SEAT IS CLOSED AND PROPERLY LATCHED BEFORE OPERATING YOUR BOAT.
Transom Door
A transom door is incorporated into the cockpit and stern bench seat.
The transom door should only be opened when the boat is not in
motion. The door must be latched in either the full “OPEN” or full
“CLOSED” position. Never leave the transom door unlatched.
Periodically inspect the transom door fittings for wear, damage, or
loose fit. Any problems should be inspected and corrected immediately.
Transom Door
THE TRANSOM DOOR SHOULD BE CLOSED AND PROPERLY LATCHED WHENEVER THE ENGINE(S) ARE RUNNING. NEVER OPEN THE TRANSOM DOOR
WHILE UNDERWAY OR IN ROUGH SEA CONDITIONS. IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS,
AN OPEN TRANSOM DOOR COULD ALLOW A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF WATER TO ENTER THE COCKPIT CREATING A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITION.
OPERATING THE BOAT UNDER POWER WITH THE TRANSOM DOOR OPEN MAY
ALLOW PERSONS TO FALL OVERBOARD AND INTO BOAT PROPELLERS OR TO
BE LOST IN OPEN WATER. ALWAYS CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE TRANSOM
DOOR IS PROPERLY CLOSED AND LATCHED BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINES
AND NEVER OPERATE THE BOAT UNDER POWER WITH THE TRANSOM DOOR
OPEN.
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Chapter 12:
INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
12.1 Portable Head
The system is made up of two major components, an upper tank and a
lower tank. The upper tank contains the freshwater supply, a bellows
pump, a seat and the lid. The bottom tank contains the flush valve, a
waste holding tank, a chemical storage compartment and the drain
nozzle. The components are secured together by a clamping mechanism when the portable head is ready for use.
In some areas the law requires that portable heads be equipped with an
optional permanent deck mounted pump out system to evacuate the
waste with a dock side pump. Boats with a portable head pump out will
be equipped with a deck fitting marked “waste” located on the deck.
Since this system is required to be permanent, the bottom waste tank
cannot be removed and the only way to evacuate the system is by a dock
side pump.
Portable Head
To use the portable head, add the recommended amount of holding tank deodorant to the waste
tank and fill the freshwater tank. To flush after use, pull the waste valve handle straight out, then
press the flushing bellows one or more times to rinse. To close and seal the waste holding tank,
simply push the valve handle all the way in. Monitor the level in the waste tank and empty as
necessary.
Maintenance
To keep your portable head operating properly it must be emptied and properly cleaned
periodically. Please refer to the manufacturer owner’s manual for detailed instructions on the
proper operation of your portable head.
IN SOME AREAS THE LAW REQUIRES A WASTE PUMP OUT SYSTEM ON PORTABLE HEADS. IF YOUR BOAT IS EQUIPPED WITH THE WASTE PUMP OUT,
MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE LAWS FOR THE AREAS IN WHICH YOU BOAT BEFORE MODIFYING OR REMOVING THE PUMP OUT SYSTEM.
THE PORTABLE HEAD MUST BE PROPERLY WINTERIZED BEFORE WINTER
LAY-UP OR FOR COLD WEATHER USE. PLEASE REFER TO THE MANUFACTURER OWNER’S MANUAL FOR COLD WEATHER AND WINTERIZING INSTRUCTIONS.
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12.2 Marine Head System (Optional)
This system is provided as optional equipment. The flush water is
supplied by a thru hull fitting and a raw water line. Before using,
open the inlet valve on the head and pump to wet the inside of the
bowl. After use, close the valve and pump to discharge the waste
to the holding tank or overboard.
Waste can be directed either into the holding tank or overboard,
when legal to do so. This is accomplished by an optional Y-valve
located in the bilge below the cabin door.
Marine Head
In the overboard discharge position, the waste exits the
boat through a large thru hull fitting located in the stern
bilge. The thru hull fitting is equipped with a ball valve.
Always open this valve when the overboard discharge
is selected and close it when the holding tank is
selected.
Y-Valve
In the holding tank position, the waste is pumped
directly into the holding tank where it remains until it
is pumped out by a waste dumping station or the
optional overboard discharge system.
IN MANY AREAS IT IS ILLEGAL TO FLUSH HEAD WASTE DIRECTLY OVERBOARD. VIOLATION OF THESE POLLUTION LAWS CAN RESULT IN FINES OR
IMPRISONMENT. ALWAYS KNOW THE LAW FOR THE AREAS IN WHICH YOU
BOAT. NEVER DUMP HEAD OR HOLDING TANK WASTE OVERBOARD ILLEGALLY.
Holding Tank
The holding tank is located in the bilge area. When the tank is full it must either be pumped out
by an approved waste dumping station through the waste deck fitting or be pumped overboard
with the optional macerator discharge pump, when legal to do so. When the macerator discharge
pump is installed, the Y-valve will be used to select either the macerator discharge pump or the
waste deck fitting to evacuate the holding tank.
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To operate the macerator discharge pump, open the ball valve at the overboard discharge thru hull
and set the Y-valve to the macerator pump position. Then activate the macerator switch, located
near the Y-valve or the macerator, until the tank is emptied. Turn the switch off and close the
discharge ball valve when pumping is complete.
DO NOT ALLOW THE OVERBOARD MACERATOR DISCHARGE PUMP TO RUN
DRY FOR MORE THAN 10 SECONDS. SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE MACERATOR
PUMP WILL RESULT.
Maintenance
The head should be cleaned and inspected for leaks regularly.
The holding tank should be pumped out and flushed as needed. Periodically add chemical to the
head to help control odor and to chemically break down the waste. See the head manufacturer
owner’s manual for additional operating and maintenance information.
Periodically spray the macerator pump with a metal protector.
THE HEAD SYSTEM MUST BE PROPERLY WINTERIZED BEFORE WINTER LAYUP. SEE SECTION ON WINTERIZING.
12.3 Cabin and V-Berth
The cabin and v-berth are accessed through a door hatch and bi-fold door. The door hatch is
equipped with gas hatch lifters that will automatically hold the hatch in the full open or closed
position. The cabin door has a special latch that can be locked when the door is closed. Another
latch secures the door in the open position. Make sure the cabin door is properly secured in the
closed or open position before operating the boat.
The v-berth in the cabin is equipped with removable cushions and storage below the center v-berth
cushion. There also is a storage shelf on each side of the V-berth and rod holders. The access door
to the holding tank and y-valve compartment and the cabin sole drain are located at the rear of the
cabin below the companionway door.
Daylight and fresh air is provided to this area by an overhead opening hatch. Additional lighting
is provided by 12-volt lights on the forward bulkhead.
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Chapter 13:
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
13.1 Exterior Hull and Deck
Hull Cleaning-Below The Water Line
When the boat is removed from the water, clean the outer bottom surface immediately. Algae,
grass, dirt and other marine growth is easier to remove while the hull is still wet. Use a pressure
cleaner or a hard bristle brush to clean the surface.
If the hull bottom has been painted with antifouling paint, contact your dealer for the recommended maintenance procedures.
Bottom Painting
If the boat is to be left in saltwater for extended periods, the hull must be protected from marine
growth by antifouling paint. Because of variations in water temperature, marine growth, and
pollution in different regions, your dealer and/or a qualified boat yard in your area should be
consulted when deciding what bottom paint system to apply to your hull. This is extremely
important as pollution and marine growth can damage fiberglass hulls.
SANDING OR SANDBLASTING THE HULL BOTTOM WILL DAMAGE THE FIBERGLASS. USE ONLY STANDARD ANTIFOULING PAINTS AND FIBERGLASS WAX
REMOVERS AND PRIMERS RECOMMENDED BY THE ANTIFOULING PAINT
MANUFACTURER WHEN PREPARING THE HULL FOR BOTTOM PAINT. SANDING OR SANDBLASTING AND THE USE OF A COATING OTHER THAN STANDARD
ANTIFOULING PAINT OR EPOXY BARRIER COATINGS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED AND WILL VOID THE FIVE YEAR HULL BLISTER WARRANTY.
Most bottom paints require some maintenance. Proper maintenance is especially important when
the boat is in saltwater and not used for extended periods or after dry storage. If the hull bottom
has been painted with antifouling paint, contact your dealer or the paint manufacturer for the
recommended maintenance procedures.
Zincs
Sacrificial zinc anodes are installed on the outboard engines and should be installed on the trim
tabs if the boat is to be left in the water. The anodes are less noble than copper based alloys and
aluminum and will deteriorate first, protecting the more noble underwater hardware against
galvanic corrosion. Zincs should be checked monthly and changed when they are 75% of their
original size. When replacing the anodes, make sure the contact surfaces are clean, shiny metal
and free of paint and corrosion. Never paint over the anode.
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Fiberglass Gelcoat Surfaces
Normal maintenance requires only washing with mild soap and water. A stiff brush can be used
on the nonskid areas. Kerosene or commercially prepared products will remove oil and tar which
could be a problem on trailered boats. Harsh abrasive and chemical cleaners are not recommended
because they can damage or dull the gelcoat, reducing its life and making it more susceptible to
stains. When the boat is used in saltwater, it should be washed thoroughly with soap and water
after each use.
At least once a season, wash and wax all exposed fiberglass surfaces. Use a high quality
automotive or boat wax. Follow the procedure recommended by the wax manufacturer. The
washing and waxing of your boat will have the same beneficial effects as they have on an
automobile finish. The wax will fill minute scratches and pores thus helping to prevent soiling
and will extend the life of the gelcoat.
After the boat is exposed to the direct sunlight for a period of time, the color in the gelcoat tends
to fade, dull or chalk. A heavier buffing is required to bring the gelcoat back to its original luster.
For power cleaning use a light cleaner. To clean the boat by hand, use a heavier automotive
cleaner. Before cleaning the surfaces, read the instructions given with the cleaner. After cleaning
the surfaces, apply wax and polish all fiberglass surfaces except the nonskid areas.
If the fiberglass should become damaged and need repair, contact your dealer for an authorized
repair person to do the work.
DO NOT WAX NONSKID AREAS AS THIS COULD MAKE THEM SLIPPERY AND
CONSEQUENTLY INCREASE THE POSSIBILITY OF INJURY.
Stainless Steel Hardware
When using the boat in saltwater, the hardware should be washed with soap and water after each
use. When your boat is used in a corrosive environment such as saltwater, water with a high sulfur
content, or polluted water, the stainless steel will periodically develop surface rust stains. This
is perfectly normal under these conditions. The stainless can normally be cleaned and protected
by using a high quality boat or automotive wax or a commercial metal cleaner and protectant.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY ABRASIVE MATERIALS SUCH AS
SANDPAPER, BRONZE WOOL, OR STEEL WOOL BE USED ON STAINLESS STEEL.
DAMAGE TO THE HARDWARE WILL RESULT.
Anodized Aluminum Surfaces
Anodized aluminum should be washed periodically with soap and water to keep it clean. If the
boat is used in saltwater or polluted water, the aluminum should be washed with soap and water
after each use. Saltwater allowed to remain on anodized aluminum will penetrate the anodized
coating and attack the aluminum.
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T-tops, tops with aluminum frames, and towers with canvas and/or fiberglass tops require special
attention to the anodized aluminum just below the top. This area is subject to salt build up from
salty condensation and sea spray. It is also frequently overlooked when the boat is washed and
will not be rinsed by the rain. Consequently, the aluminum just below the top is more likely to
become pitted than the exposed aluminum on the structure. Make sure the aluminum in this area
is washed frequently with soap and water and rinsed thoroughly. Pay particular attention to places
where the top material and lacing contact the frame. Once a month coat the entire frame with a
metal protector made for anodized aluminum to protect against pitting and corrosion caused by
the harsh effects of salt water. The anodized aluminum used on your Pursuit was coated with a
metal protector called Aluma Guard at the factory. Aluma Guard is a nonabrasive marine metal
protector that protects anodized aluminum, stainless steel, brass, and chrome. It also protects
color anodizing from fading and discoloring due to harmful ultraviolet rays. It is available from
Rupp Marine Inc., 4761 Anchor Avenue, P.O. Drawer F, Port Salerno, FL 34992.
ONE DRAWBACK TO ALUMA GUARD AND OTHER METAL PROTECTORS IS
THAT THEY CAN MAKE THE METAL SLIPPERY. THEREFORE, THEY SHOULD
BE NOT BE USED ON TOWER LADDERS, STEERING WHEELS AND OTHER AREAS WHERE A GOOD GRIP AND SURE FOOTING IS IMPORTANT.
Stains can be removed with a metal polish or fine polishing compound. To minimize corrosion,
use a caulking compound to bed hardware and fasteners mounted to aluminum fabrications. If
the anodized coating is badly scratched it can be touched up with paint. With proper care,
anodized aluminum will provide many years of service.
Chrome Hardware
Use a good chrome cleaner and polish on all chrome hardware.
Acrylic Plastic Glass
Acrylic glass scratches easily. Never use a dry cloth or glass cleaning solutions on acrylic. Use
a soft cloth and mild soap and water for routine cleaning. Solvents and products containing
ammonia can permanently damage acrylic plastic glass.
Fine scratches can be removed with a fine automotive clear coat polishing compound. A coat of
automotive or boat wax is beneficial to protect the surface. Do not use the following on acrylic
glass:
Abrasive cleaners
Solvents
Glass cleaners
Acetone
Alcohol
Cleaners containing ammonia
Engines
Proper engine maintenance is essential to the proper performance and reliability of your outboard
engine. Maintenance schedules and procedures are outlined in your engine owner's manual. They
should be followed exactly.
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The age of gasoline can affect engine performance. Chemical changes occur as the gasoline ages
that can cause deposits and varnish in the fuel system as well as reduce the octane rating of the
fuel. Severely degraded fuel can damage the engine and boat fuel tank and lines. Therefore, if
your boat is not being run enough to require at least one full tank of fresh fuel a month, a fuel
stabilizer should be added to the gasoline to protect the fuel from degradation. Your dealer or the
engine manufacturer can provide additional information on fuel degradation and fuel stabilizers
recommended for your engine.
Avoid using fuels with alcohol additives. Gasoline that is an alcohol blend will absorb moisture
from the air which can reach such concentrations that "phase separation" can occur whereby the
water and alcohol mixture becomes heavy enough to settle out of the gasoline to the bottom of
the tank. Since the fuel pick up tube is very near the bottom of the tank, phase separation can cause
the engine to run very poorly or not at all. This condition is more severe with methyl alcohol and
will worsen as the alcohol content increases. Water or a jelly like substance in the fuel filters are
an indication of possible phase separation from the use of alcohol blended fuels.
If the boat is used in saltwater, flush the cooling system after each daily use. To flush the system
when the boat is out of the water, follow the procedure outlined in your engine owner's manual.
13.2 Upholstery, Canvas and Enclosures
Vinyl Upholstery
The vinyl upholstery used on the exterior seats and bolsters, and for the headliner in some cabins,
should be cleaned periodically with soap and water. Any stain, spill or soiling should be cleaned
up promptly to prevent the possibility of permanent staining. When cleaning, always rub gently.
Avoid using products containing ammonia, powdered abrasive cleaners, steel wool, ink, strong
solvents, acetone and lacquer solvents or other harsh chemicals as they can cause permanent
damage or shorten the life of vinyl. Never use steam heat, heat guns or hair dryers on vinyl.
Stronger cleaners, detergents and solvents may be effective in stain removal, but can cause either
immediate damage or slow deterioration. Lotions, sun tan oil, waxes and polishes, etc., contains
oils and dyes that can cause stiffening and staining of vinyls.
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Dry soil, dust and dirt - Remove with a soft cloth.
Dried on dirt - Wash with a soft cloth dampened with water.
Variations in surface gloss - Wipe with a water dampened soft cloth and allow to air dry.
Stubborn dirt - Wash with a soft cloth dampened with Ivory Flakes® and water. Rinse with
clean water.
Stubborn spots and stains - Spray with either Fantastik Cleaner® or Tannery Car Care Cleaner®
and rub with a soft cloth. Rinse with clean water.
Liquid spills - Wipe immediately with a clean absorbent cloth. Rinse with clean water.
Food grease and oily stains - Spray immediately using either Fantastik Cleaner® or Tannery
Car Care Cleaner®, wiping with a soft cloth. Take care not to extend the area of contamination
beyond its original boundary. Rinse with clean water.
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A vinyl protector will protect and extend the life of vinyl. One drawback to vinyl protectors is
that they may make the vinyl slippery. You may find this to be undesirable in some applications.
Acrylic Canvas
Acrylic canvas should be cleaned periodically by using a mild soap and water. Scrub lightly and
rinse thoroughly to remove the soap. Do not use detergents. The top or accessories should never
be folded or stored wet.
After several years, the acrylic canvas may lose some of its ability to shed water. If this occurs,
wash the fabric and treat it with a commercially available water proofing designed for this
purpose.
Note: Some leakage at the seams is normal and unavoidable with acrylic enclosures.
Side curtains and clear connectors can be cleaned with mild soap and water. They should not be
allowed to become badly soiled. Dirt, oil, mildew, and cleaning agents containing ammonia, will
shorten the life of the vinyl that is used for clear curtains. After cleaning the curtains and allowing
them to dry, apply a non-lemon furniture polish or an acrylic glass and clear plastic protector to
extend the life of the curtains.
Vinyl curtains should be stored either rolled or flat, without folds or creases. Folding the curtains
will make permanent creases that could cause the vinyl to crack.
DO NOT USE ANY POLISH CONTAINING LEMON SCENTS OR LEMON. THE
LEMON JUICE WILL ATTACK THE VINYL AND SHORTEN ITS LIFE.
Snaps should be lubricated periodically with petroleum jelly or silicone grease. Zippers should
be lubricated with silicone spray or paraffin.
The bimini top, side curtains, clear connector, back drop and aft curtain must be removed when
trailering. Canvas enclosures are not designed to withstand the extreme wind pressure encountered while trailering and will be damaged. Always remove and properly store the enclosure
before trailering your boat.
Do not operate engines, fuel consuming heaters or burners with the canvas enclosures closed. The
cockpit must be open for legal ventilation and to prevent the possible accumulation of carbon
dioxide fumes, which could be lethal.
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CARBON MONOXIDE IS A LETHAL, TOXIC GAS THAT IS COLORLESS AND
ODORLESS. IT IS A DANGEROUS GAS THAT WILL CAUSE DEATH IN CERTAIN
LEVELS.
13.3 Cabin Interior
The cabin interior can be cleaned just like you would clean a home interior. To preserve the teak
woodwork, use teak oil. To maintain the carpeting, use a vacuum cleaner. Because air and
sunlight are very good cleansers, periodically put cushions, sleeping bags, etc. on deck, in the sun
and fresh air, to dry and air out. If cushions or equipment get wet with saltwater, remove and use
clean, fresh water to rinse off the salt crystals. Salt retains moisture and will cause damage. Dry
thoroughly and reinstall.
If mildew forms on the carpet-like headliner material, it can be cleaned with a solution of five parts
water to one part bleach. Remove all cushions, pillows and cabin sole carpet that could be
damaged by the bleach and make sure that all windows, hatches and doors are open while using
the bleach solution. Wear rubber gloves to protect your skin and follow all the precautions listed
on the bleach bottle label. Completely ventilate the cabin and allow the headliner to dry
thoroughly before using the cabin or closing the hatches and doors.
If you leave the boat for a long period of time, put all cushions on their sides, open all interior cabin
and locker doors, and hang a commercially available mildew protector in the cabin.
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY ON MILDEW PROTECTORS. REMOVE
THE PROTECTOR AND ALLOW THE CABIN TO VENTILATE COMPLETELY BEFORE USING THE CABIN.
13.4 Bilge
Periodically check the bilge pumps for proper operation and clean debris from the strainers and
float switches. Inspect all hoses, clamps and thru hulls for leaks and tightness on a regular basis.
To keep the bilge clean and fresh, it is recommended that you use a commercial bilge cleaner on
a regular basis. Follow the directions carefully. All exposed pumps and metal components in the
bilge should be sprayed periodically with a protector to reduce the corrosive effects of the high
humidity always present in these areas.
Periodically check the bilge pumps for proper operation and clean debris from the strainers and
float switches. Inspect all hoses, clamps and thru hulls for leaks and tightness on a regular basis
and operate all thru hull valves at least once a month to keep them operating properly.
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Chapter 14:
SEASONAL MAINTENANCE
14.1 Lay-up and Storage
Before Hauling
• Pump out the head and holding tank. Flush the holding tank using clean soap, water and a
deodorizer. Pump out the cleaning solution.
•
If your boat is equipped with a portable marine head with a pump out, it must be pumped prior
to lay-up. Flush the holding tank using clean soap, water and a deodorizer. Pump out the
cleaning solution.
•
The fuel tank should be left nearly full to reduce condensation that can accumulate in the fuel
tank. Allow enough room in the tank for the fuel to expand without leaking out the vent.
Moisture from condensation in the fuel tank can reach such concentrations that it becomes
heavy enough to settle out of the gasoline to the bottom of the tank. Since fuel pickup tubes
are located near the bottom of the tank, this accumulated moisture can cause the engine to run
poorly or not at all after extended storage.
Chemical changes also occur as the gasoline ages that can cause deposits and varnish in the
fuel system as well as reduce the octane rating of the fuel. Severely degraded fuel can damage
the engine and boat fuel tank and lines. Therefore, if your boat is not being run enough to
require at least one full tank of fresh fuel a month or during winter storage, a fuel stabilizer
should be added to the gasoline to help protect the fuel system from these problems. Operate
the boat for at least 15 minutes after adding the stabilizer to allow the treated fuel to reach the
engine.
Your dealer or the engine manufacturer can provide additional information on fuel degradation
and fuel stabilizers recommended for your engine. For more recommendations for your
specific area, check with your local Pursuit dealer.
•
Drain water from the freshwater system.
•
Consult the engine owner’s manual for detailed information on preparing the engines
for storage.
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Lifting
BOATS HAVE BEEN DAMAGED FROM IMPROPER LIFTING AND ROUGH HANDLING WHEN BEING TRANSPORTED BY LIFT TRUCKS. CARE AND PROPER
HANDLING PROCEDURES MUST BE USED WHEN USING A LIFT TRUCK TO
MOVE THE BOAT. NEVER ATTEMPT TO LIFT THE BOAT WITH A SUBSTANTIAL
AMOUNT OF WATER IN THE BILGE.
SEVERE GELCOAT CRAZING OR MORE SERIOUS HULL DAMAGE CAN OCCUR
DURING HAULING AND LAUNCHING IF PRESSURE IS CREATED ON THE GUNWALES (SHEER) BY THE SLINGS. SPREADERS ARE NOT REQUIRED IF BELTS
ARE NOT CREATING PRESSURE (CABLE DRUMS FURTHER APART THAN BEAM
OF BOAT). FLAT, WIDE BELTING SLINGS AND SPREADERS LONG ENOUGH TO
KEEP PRESSURE FROM THE GUNWALES IS ESSENTIAL. DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO HAUL YOUR BOAT WHEN THE SPREADERS ON THE LIFT ARE NOT
WIDE ENOUGH TO TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF THE GUNWALES.
Supporting The Boat For Storage
Your trailer or a well-made cradle is the best support for your boat during storage.
When storing the boat on a trailer for a long period:
•
Make sure the rollers and pads properly support the hull of the boat and do not put pressure
on the hull lifting strakes.
•
Make sure the trailer is on a level surface and the bow is high enough so that water will drain
from the bilge.
•
Make sure the engines are in the down position.
•
Check the tires once each season. Add enough air for the correct amount of inflation for the
tires.
Note: Read the owner’s manual for the trailer for the correct amount of inflation for the
tires.
When storing the boat on a cradle:
•
The cradle must be specifically for boat storage.
•
Make sure the cradle is well supported and placed on a level surface with the bow high enough
to provide proper drainage of the bilge.
•
Make sure the engines are in the down position.
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The cradle must be in the proper fore and aft position to properly support the hull. When the
cradle is in the correct location, the bunks should match the bottom of hull and should not be
putting pressure on the lifting strakes.
BOATS HAVE BEEN DAMAGED BY TRAILERS AND CRADLES THAT DON’T PROPERLY SUPPORT THE HULL. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BUNKS AND ROLLERS
ARE ADJUSTED SO THEY ARE NOT PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE LIFTING
STRAKES AND ARE PROVIDING ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR THE HULL. HULL
DAMAGE RESULTING FROM IMPROPER CRADLE OR TRAILER SUPPORT IS NOT
COVERED BY THE PURSUIT WARRANTY.
Preparing The Boat For Storage
•
Remove the bilge drain plug, if installed.
•
Thoroughly wash the fiberglass exterior, especially the antifouling portion of the bottom.
Remove as much marine growth as possible. Lightly wax the exterior fiberglass components.
•
Remove all oxidation from the exterior hardware, and apply a light film of moisturedisplacing lubricant.
•
Remove the propeller(s) and grease the propeller shaft(s) using light waterproof grease.
•
Remove the batteries and store in a cool place. Clean using clear, clean water. Be sure the
batteries have sufficient water and clean terminals. Keep the batteries charged and safe from
freezing throughout the storage period.
•
Refer to Chapter 4, Electrical System, for information on the maintenance of the DC electrical
systems.
•
Coat all faucets and exposed electrical components in the cockpit with a protecting oil.
•
Clean out, totally drain and completely dry the fishboxes and livewells.
•
Clean the exterior upholstery with a good vinyl cleaner and dry thoroughly. Spray the weather
covers and boat upholstery with a spray disinfectant.
•
Remove as many cushions and open as many locker doors as possible. Leaving as many of
these areas open as possible will improve the boat’s ventilation during the storage period.
Note: It is recommended that a mildew preventative be hung in the boat’s cabin before it
is closed for storage.
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14.2 Winterizing
Freshwater System
The entire freshwater system must be completely drained. Disconnect all hoses, check valves,
etc. and blow all the water from the system. Make sure the freshwater tank is completely drained.
Use only very low air pressure when doing this to prevent possible system damage. Because of
the check valve mechanism built in the pump, blowing the lines will not remove the water from
the freshwater pump. Remove the inlet and outlet hoses on the pump. Turn the pump on and allow
it to pump out any remaining water....about a cupful. A recommended alternative to the abovementioned procedure is the use of commercially available non toxic, freshwater system antifreeze. After draining the potable water tank and lines, pour the antifreeze mixture into the
freshwater tank, prime and operate the pump until the mixture flows from all freshwater faucets.
Be sure to open all water faucets, including the freshwater spray head in the stern bait station sink.
Make sure antifreeze has flowed through all of the freshwater drains. For additional information
on the freshwater system refer to Chapter 5.
Raw Water System
Completely drain the raw water systems. Disconnect all hoses and blow the water from the
system. Use only very low air pressure when doing this to prevent possible system damage.
Because of the check valve mechanism built in the raw water washdown and livewell pumps,
blowing the lines will not remove the water from that raw water pump. Remove the inlet and outlet
hoses on the pumps. Turn each pump on and allow it to pump out any remaining water....about
a cupful. A recommended alternative to the above-mentioned procedure is the use of commercially available nontoxic, potable water system antifreeze. If potable water antifreeze is used,
pour the mixture into a pail and put the raw water intake lines into the solution. Run the pumps
one at a time until the antifreeze solution is visible at all raw water faucets and discharge fittings
and drains. Be sure antifreeze has flowed through all of the raw water drains.
Portable Head
The portable head must be properly winterized by following the manufacturer’s winterizing
instructions in the portable head owner’s manual.
Marine Toilet
The marine toilet must be properly winterized by following the manufacturer’s winterizing
instructions in the marine toilet owner’s manual. Drain the intake and discharge hoses completely
using low air pressure if necessary. The head holding tank and optional macerator discharge pump
must be pumped dry and one gallon of potable water antifreeze poured into the tank through the
deck waste pump out fitting. After the antifreeze has been added to the holding tank, open the
overboard discharge valve and activate the macerator pump until the antifreeze solution is visible
at the discharge thru hull.
Note: Make sure you follow the marine toilet manufacturer's winterizing instructions
exactly.
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Bilge
Coat all metal components, wire busses, and connector plugs in the bilge with a protecting oil. It
is also important to protect all pumps, seacocks and steering components.
The bilge pump and bilge pump lines must be completely free of water and dried out when the
boat is laid-up for the winter in climates where freezing occurs. Compartments in the bilge that
will not drain completely should be pumped out and then sponged until completely free of water.
Dry the hull bilge and self-bailing cockpit troughs. Water freezing in these areas could cause
damage.
Hard Top and Radar Arch
It is imperative that all drain holes in the legs are open and that the legs are completely free of
water. Remove the canvas and thoroughly clean and store in a safe, dry place. Remove all
electronics. Coat all wire connectors and bus bars in the helm compartment with a protecting oil.
Remove the acrylic canvas and coat the aluminum with a metal protector like Aluma Guard® or
wax.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE LEG DRAIN HOLES ARE CLEAR WHEN THE BOAT IS
LAID UP FOR THE WINTER. WATER TRAPPED INSIDE THE HARDTOP OR RADAR ARCH LEGS COULD FREEZE AND CAUSE THE LEGS TO SPLIT.
Special Notes Prior To Winter Storage
If the boat will be in outside storage, properly support a storage cover and secure it over the boat.
It is best to have a frame built over the boat to support the canvas. It should be a few inches wider
than the boat so the canvas will clear the rails and allow passage of air. If this cover is fastened
too tightly there will be inadequate ventilation and this can lead to mildew, moisture accumulation, etc. It is essential to fasten the canvas down securely so that the winds cannot remove it or
cause chafing of the hull superstructure. Do not store the boat in a damp storage enclosure.
Excessive dampness can cause electrical problems, corrosion, and excessive mildew.
Whenever possible, do not use the bimini top or convertible top canvas in place of the winter
storage cover. The life of these canvases may be significantly shortened if exposed to harsh
weather elements for long periods.
PLACING AN ELECTRIC OR FUEL BURNING HEATING UNIT IN THE BOAT CAN
BE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
Proper storage is very important to prevent serious damage to the boat. If the boat is to be stored
indoors, make sure the building has enough ventilation. It is very important that there is enough
ventilation both inside the boat and around the boat.
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14.3 Recommissioning
DO NOT OPERATE THE BOAT UNLESS IT IS COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED. KEEP
ALL FASTENERS TIGHT. KEEP ADJUSTMENTS ACCORDING TO SPECIFICATIONS.
Note: It is important and recommended that the fitting out procedure for the marine gear
be done by a qualified service person. Read the engine owner’s manual for the
recommended procedure.
BEFORE LAUNCHING THE BOAT, MAKE SURE THE DRAIN PLUG IS INSTALLED.
Reactivating The Boat After Storage:
•
Charge and install the batteries.
•
Install the drain plug in the hull.
•
Check the engine for damage and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for recommissioning.
•
Check the engine mounting bolts to make sure they are tight.
•
Perform all routine maintenance.
•
Check all hose clamps for tightness.
•
Pump the antifreeze from the fresh and raw water systems and flush several times with
freshwater.
•
Check and lubricate the steering system.
•
Clean and wash the boat.
•
Install all upholstery, cushions and canvas.
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After Launching:
•
Carefully check all water systems and the engine bolts for leaks. Operate each system one
at a time checking for leaks and proper operation.
•
Check the bilge pump manual and automatic switches.
•
Prime the fuel system and start the engines. When the engines start, check the cooling system
port below the engine cowling for a strong stream of water. This insures that the cooling pump
is operating.
•
Carefully monitor the gauges and check for leakage and abnormal noises.
•
Operate the boat at slow speeds until the engine temperature stabilizes and all systems are
operating normally.
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Twin Engine 12-Volt Wiring Schematic
Chapter 15:
SCHEMATICS
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Single Engine 12-Volt Wiring Schematic
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Helm
Hydraulic Lines
Steering Cylinder
Hydraulic Steering System
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Twin Engine Fuel System
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Freshwater System
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Raw Water System (No Macerator)
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Raw Water System (With Macerator)
Drainage System
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Appendix A:
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Aft: In, near, or toward the stern of a boat.
Aground: A boat stuck on the bottom.
Amidships: In or toward the part of a boat midway between the bow and stern.
Anchor: A specially shaped heavy metal device designed to dig efficiently into the bottom under
a body of water and hold a boat in place.
Anchorage: An area specifically designated by governmental authorities in which boats may
anchor.
Ashore: On shore.
Astern: Behind the boat, to move backwards.
Athwartship: At right angles to the center line of the boat.
Barnacles:
Small, hard-shelled marine animals which are found in salt water attached to
pilings, docks and bottoms of boats.
Beam: The breadth of a boat usually measured at its widest part.
Bearing: The direction of an object from the boat, either relative to the boat's direction or to
compass degrees.
Berth: A bunk or a bed on a boat.
Bilge: The bottom of the boat below the flooring.
Bilge Pump: A pump that removes water that collects in the bilge.
Boarding: Entering or climbing into a boat.
Boarding Ladder: Set of steps temporarily fitted over the side of a boat to assist persons coming
aboard.
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Boat Hook: Short shaft of wood or metal with a hook fitting at one end shaped to aid in extending
one’s reach from the side of the boat.
Bow: The front end of a boat's hull.
Bow Line: A line that leads forward from the bow of the boat.
Bow Rail: Knee high rails of solid tubing to aid in preventing people from falling overboard.
Bridge: The area from which a boat is steered and controlled.
Bridge Deck: A Deck forward and usually above the cockpit deck.
Broach: When the boat is sideways to the seas and in danger of capsizing, a very dangerous
situation that should be avoided.
Bulkhead: Vertical partition or wall separating compartments of a boat.
Cabin: Enclosed superstructure above the main deck level.
Capsize: When a boat lays on its side or turns over.
Chock: A deck fitting, usually of metal, with inward curving arms through which mooring or
anchor lines are passed so as to lead them in the proper direction both on board and off the boat.
Cleat: A deck fitting, usually of metal with projecting arms used for securing anchor and mooring
lines.
Closed Cooling System: A separate supply of freshwater that is used to cool the engine and
circulates only within the engine.
Coaming: A vertical piece around the edges of cockpit, hatches, etc. to stop water on deck from
running below.
Cockpit: An open space, usually in the aft deck, outside of the cabin.
Companionway: Opening in the deck of a boat to provide access below.
Compartment: The interior of a boat divided off by bulkheads.
Cradle: A framework designed to support a boat as she is hauled out or stored.
Cutlass Bearing: A rubber bearing in the strut that supports the propeller shaft.
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Deck: The floor-like platform of a boat that covers the hull.
Displacement: The volume of water displaced by the hull. The displacement weight is the weight
of this volume of water.
Draft: The depth of water a boat needs to float.
Dry Rot: A fungus attack on wood areas.
Dry-dock: A dock that can be pumped dry during boat construction or repair.
Electrical Ground: A connection between an electrical connector and the earth.
Engine Beds: Sturdy structural members running fore and aft on which the inboard engines are
mounted.
EPIRB: Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. Operates as a part of a worldwide
satellite distress system.
Even Keel: When a boat floats properly as designed.
Fathom: A measure of depth. One Fathom = 6 feet.
Fender: A soft object of rubber or plastic used to protect the topsides from scarring and rubbing
against a dock or another vessel.
Fend off: To push or hold the boat off from the dock or another boat.
Flying Bridge: A control station above the level of the deck or cabin.
Flukes: The broad portions of an anchor which dig into the ground.
Fore: Applies to the forward portions of a boat near the bow.
Foundering: When a boat fills with water and sinks.
Freeboard: The height from the waterline to the lowest part of the deck.
Galley: The kitchen of a boat.
Grab Rail: Hand-hold fittings mounted on cabin tops or sides for personal safety when moving
around the boat, both on deck and below.
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Ground Tackle: A general term including anchors, lines, and other gear used in anchoring.
Grounds: A boat touches the bottom.
Gunwale: The upper edge of a boat’s side.
Hand Rail: Rail mounted on the boat, for grabbing with your hand, to steady you while walking
about the boat.
Harbor: An anchorage which provides reasonably good protection for a boat, with shelter from
wind and sea.
Hatch: An opening in the deck with a door or lid to allow for access down into a compartment
of a boat.
Head: A toilet on a boat.
Heat Exchanger: Used to transfer the heat that is picked up by the closed cooling system to the
raw cooling water.
Helm: The steering and control area of a boat.
Hull: The part of the boat from the deck down.
Inboard: A boat with the engine mounted within the hull of the boat. Also refers to the center
of the boat away from the sides.
Inboard/outboard: Also stern drive or I/O. A boat with an inboard engine attached to an
outboard drive unit.
Keel: A plate or timber plate running lengthwise along the center of the bottom of a boat.
Knot: Unit of speed indicating nautical miles per hour. 1 knot = 1 nautical mile per hour (1.15
miles per hour). A nautical mile is equal to one minute of latitude: 6076 feet. Knots times 1.15
equals miles per hour. Miles per hour times .87 equals knots.
Lay-up: To decommission a boat for the winter (usually in northern climates).
Leeward: The direction toward which the wind is blowing.
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Length On The Waterline (l.w.l.): A length measurement of a boat at the waterline from the
stern to where the hull breaks the water near the bow.
Limber Hole: A passage cut into the lower edges of floors and frames next to the keel to allow
bilge water to flow to the lowest point of the hull where it can be pumped overboard.
Line: The term used to describe a rope when it is on a boat.
Lists: A boat that inclines to port or starboard while afloat.
L.O.A.: Boat length overall.
Locker: A closet, chest or box aboard a boat.
Loran: An electronic navigational instrument which monitors the boat's position using signals
emitted from pairs of transmitting stations.
Lunch hook: A small light weight anchor typically used instead of the working anchor. Normally
used in calm waters with the boat attended.
Midships: The center of the boat.
Marina: A protected facility primarily for recreational small craft.
Marine Ways or Railways: Inclined planes at the water’s edge onto which boats are hauled.
Moored: A boat secured with cables, lines or anchors.
Mooring: An anchor permanently embedded in the bottom of a harbor that is used to secure a
boat.
Nautical Mile: A unit of measure equal to one minute of latitude. (6076 feet)
Nun buoy: A red or red-striped buoy of conical shape.
Outboard:
A boat designed for an engine to be mounted on the transom. Also a term that
refers to objects away from the center line or beyond the hull sides of a boat.
Pad Eye: A deck fitting consisting of a metal eye permanently secured to the boat.
Pier: A structure which projects out from the shoreline.
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Piles or Piling: A long column driven into the bottom to which a boat can be tied.
Pitching: The fore and aft rocking motion of a boat as the bow rises and falls.
Pitch: The measure of the angle of a propeller blade. Refers to the theoretical distance the boat
travels with each revolution of the propeller.
P.F.D: Personal Flotation Device.
Port: The left side of the boat when facing the bow.
Porthole (port): The opening in the side of a boat to allow the admittance of light and air.
Propeller: A device having two or more blades that is attached to the engine and used for
propelling a boat.
Propeller Shaft: Shaft which runs from the back of the engine gear box, aft, through the stuffing
box, shaft log, struts, and onto which the propeller is attached.
Pyrotechnic Distress Signals: Distress signals that resemble the brilliant display of flares or
fireworks.
Raw Water Cooled: Refers to an engine cooling system that draws sea water in through a hull
fitting or engine drive unit, circulates the water in the engine, and then discharges it overboard.
Reduction Gear: Often combined with the reverse gear so that the propeller turns at a slower
rate than the engine.
Reverse Gear: Changes the direction of rotation of the propeller to provide thrust in the opposite
direction for stopping the boat or giving it sternway.
Roll: A boat’s sideways rotational motion in rough water.
Rope Locker: A locker, usually located in the bow of a boat, used for stowing the anchor line
or chain.
Rubrail: Railing (often rubber or hard plastic) that runs along the boat’s sheer to protect the hull
when coming alongside docks, piers, or other boats.
Rudder: A moveable flat surface that is attached vertically at or near the stern for steering.
S
ea anchor: An anchor that does not touch the bottom. Provides drag to hold the bow in the
most favorable position in heavy seas.
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Scupper: An opening in the hull side or transom of the boat through which water on deck or in
the cockpit is drained overboard.
Seacock: Safety valves installed just inside the thru-hull fittings and ahead of the piping or hose
running from the fittings.
Shaft Log: Pipe through which the propeller shaft passes.
Sheer: The uppermost edge of the hull.
Sling: A strap which will hold the boat securely while being lifted, lowered, or carried.
Slip: A boat's berth between two pilings or piers.
Sole: The deck of a cockpit or interior cabin.
Spring Line: A line that leads from the bow aft or from the stern forward to prevent the boat from
moving ahead or astern.
Starboard: The right side of a boat when facing the bow.
Steerageway: Sufficient speed to keep the boat responding to the rudder or drive unit.
Stem: The vertical portion of the hull at the bow.
Stern: The rear end of a boat.
Stow: To pack away neatly.
Stringer: Longitudinal members fastened inside the hull for additional structural strength.
Strut: Mounted to the hull which supports the propeller shaft in place.
Strut Bearing: See “cutlass bearing.”
Stuffing Box: Prevents water from entering at the point where the propeller shaft passes through
the shaft log.
Superstructure: Something built above the main deck level.
Swamps: When a boat fills with water from over the side.
Swimming Ladder: Much the same as the boarding ladder except that it extends down into the
water.
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Taffrail: Rail around the rear of the cockpit.
Thru-hull: A fitting used to pass fluids (usually water) through the hull surface, either above or
below the waterline.
Topsides: The side skin of a boat between the waterline or chine and deck.
Transom: A flat stern at right angles to the keel.
Travel Lift: A machine used at boat yards to hoist boats out of and back into the water.
Trim: Refers to the boat's angle or the way it is balanced.
Trough: The area of water between the crests of waves and parallel to them.
Twin-Screw Craft: A boat with two propellers on two separate shafts.
Underway: When a boat moves through the water.
Wake: Disrupted water that a boat leaves astern as a result of its motion.
Wash: The flow of water that results from the action of the propeller or propellers.
Waterline: The plane of a boat where the surface of the water touches the hull when it is afloat
on even keel.
Watertight Bulkhead: Bulkheads secured so tightly so as not to let water pass.
Wharf: A structure generally parallel to the shore.
Working Anchor: An anchor carried on a boat for most normal uses. Refers to the anchor used
in typical anchoring situations.
Windlass: A winch used to raise and lower the anchor.
Windward: Toward the direction from which the wind is coming.
Yacht Basin: A protected facility primarily for recreational small craft.
Yaw: When a boat runs off her course to either side.
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Appendix B:
MAINTENANCE LOG
Date
Hours
Dealer
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MAINTENANCE LOG
Date
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MAINTENANCE LOG
Date
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Dealer
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Appendix C:
DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION
U.S. COAST GUARD
C.G. 1865 (REV. 1/88)
BOATING ACCIDENT REPORT
FORM APPROVED
OMB NO.211-0010
The operator/owner of a vessel used for recreational purposes is required to file a report in writing whenever an accident results in: loss of life or disappearance from a
vessel, or an injury which requires medical treatment beyond first aid: or property damage in excess of $200 or complete loss of the vessel. Reports in death and injury cases
must be submitted within 48 hours. Reports in other cases must be submitted within 10 days. Reports must be submitted to reporting authority in the state where the
accident occurred. This form is provided to assist the operator in filing the required written report.
COMPLETE ALL BLOCKS (indicate those not applicable by “NA”)
AGE OF OPERATOR
NAME AND ADDRESS OF OPERATOR
OPERATOR’S EXPERIENCE
This type of boat
Other boat operating Exp.
[ ] Under 20 Hours
[ ] Under 20 Hours
[ ] 20 to 100 Hours
[ ] 20 to 100 Hours
[ ] 100 to 500 Hours
[ ] 100 to 500 Hours
[ ] Over 500 Hours
[ ] Over 500 Hours
DATE OF BIRTH
OPERATOR TELEPHONE NUMBER
OWNER TELEPHONE NO.
NAME AND ADDRESS OF OWNER
RENTED BOAT
[ ] YES
[ ] NO
NUMBER OF
PERSONS ON
BOARD
VESSEL NO.
(this vessel)
FORMAL INSTRUCTION IN BOATING SAFETY
[ ] None [ ] State [ ] U.S. Power Squadrons
[ ] USCG Auxiliary
[ ] American Red Cross
[ ] Other (Specify)
BOAT REGISTER. NO.
BOAT NAME
BOAT MAKE
BOAT MODEL
MFR HULL IDENTIFICATION NO.
TYPE OF BOAT
[ ] Open Motorboat
[ ] Cabin Motorboat
[ ] Auxiliary Sail
[ ] Sail (only)
[ ] Rowboat
[ ] Canoe
[ ] Other (Specify)
HULL MATERIAL
[ ] Wood
[ ] Aluminum
[ ] Steel
[ ] Fiberglass
[ ] Rubber/vinyl
[ ] Other (Specify)
ENGINE
[ ] Outboard
[ ] Inboard gasoline
[ ] Inboard diesel
[ ] Inboard-outdrive
[ ] Jet
[ ] Other (Specify)
PROPULSION
No. of engines
Horse Power (total)
Type of fuel
CONSTRUCTION
Length
Year built (boat)
Has boat had a Safety Examination? [ ] Outboard [ ] NO
For current year?
[ ] YES [ ] NO
Year
Indicate whether
[ ] USCG Auxiliary Courtesy Marine Exam
[ ] State/local examination [ ] Other
ACCIDENT DATA
TIME
am
NAME OF BODY OF WATER
pm
NEAREST CITY OR TOWN
DATE OF ACCIDENT
STATE
WEATHER
[ ] Clear
[ ] Cloudy
[ ] Fog
[ ] Rain
[ ] Snow
[ ] Hazy
WATER CONDITIONS
[ ] Calm (waves less than 6")
[ ] Choppy (waves 6" to 2')
[ ] Rough (greater than 6')
[ ] Strong Current
OPERATION AT TIME OF ACCIDENT
(Check all applicable)
[ ] Commercial Activity
[ ] Drifting
[ ] Cruising
[ ] At Anchor
[ ] Maneuvering
[ ] Tied to Dock
[ ] Approaching Dock
[ ] Fueling
[ ] Leaving Dock
[ ] Fishing
[ ] Water Skiing
[ ] Hunting
[ ] Racing
[ ] Skin Diving/
[ ] Towing
Swimming
[ ] Other (Specify)
[ ] Being Towed
Air
Water
TYPE OF ACCIDENT
(Check all applicable)
[ ] Grounding
[ ] Capsizing
[ ] Flooding
[ ] Sinking
[ ] Fire or explosion (fuel)
[ ] Fire or explosion
(Other than fuel)
[ ] Fallen Skier
[ ] Collision with Vessel
F°
F°
[ ] Collision with
Fixed Object
[ ] Collision with
Floating Object
[ ] Falls Overboard
[ ] Falls in boat
[ ] Hit by Boat or
Propeller
[ ] Other (Specify)
Was the vessel carrying NON approved
flotation devices?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
Were they accessible? [ ] Yes [ ] No
Were they used?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
If Yes, indicate kind.
Lat
Long
COUNTY
TEMPERATURE
(Estimate)
PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES (PFDS)
Was the boat adequately equipped with
COAST GUARD APPROVED FLOTATION
DEVICES?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
Were they accessible?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
Were they serviceable?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
Were they used by survivors? [ ] Yes [ ] No
What type? [ ] I, [ ] II, [ ] III, [ ] IV, [ ] V
Were PFD’s properly used? [ ] Yes [ ] No
Adjusted
[ ] Yes [ ] No
Sized
[ ] Yes [ ] No
LOCATION (Give location precisely)
WIND
[ ] None
[ ] Light (0 - 6mph)
[ ] Moderate (7 - 14 mph)
[ ] Strong (15 - 25 mph)
[ ] Storm (Over 25 mph)
VISIBILITY
DAY
NIGHT
[ ] Good [ ]
[ ] Fair [ ]
[ ] Poor [ ]
WHAT IN YOUR OPINION CONTRIBUTED TO
THE ACCIDENT (Check all applicable)
[ ] Weather
[ ] Alcohol use
[ ] Excessive speed
[ ] Drug use
[ ] No Proper Lookout [ ] Fault of Hull
[ ] Restricted Vision [ ] Fault of Machinery
[ ] Overloading
[ ] Fault of Equipment
[ ] Improper Loading [ ] Hunting
[ ] Racing
[ ] Operator Inexperience
[ ] Hazardous Waters [ ] Operator Inattention
[ ] Other (Specify)
PROPERTY DAMAGE
Estimated amount
This boat $
Other boat $
Other Property $
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Were they used? (If yes, list
Type(s) and number used.)
[ ] Yes [ ] No [ ] NA
Types:
DESCRIBE PROPERTY DAMAGE
(specify)
NAME AND ADDRESS OF OWNER OF DAMAGED
PROPERTY
Include any comments of PFD’s under ACCIDENT DESCRIPTION on other side of form
2470 WALKAROUND
C-1
BOATING ACCIDENT REPORT
If more than 3 fatalities and/or injuries, attach additional form(s)
DECEASED
NAME
ADDRESS
DATE OF
BIRTH
WAS VICTIM?
[ ] Swimmer
[ ] Non Swimmer
DEATH CAUSED BY
[ ] Drowning
[ ] Other
[ ] DISAPPEARANCE
WAS PFD WORN?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
What Type?
NAME
ADDRESS
DATE OF
BIRTH
WAS VICTIM?
[ ] Swimmer
[ ] Non Swimmer
DEATH CAUSED BY
[ ] Drowning
[ ] Other
[ ] DISAPPEARANCE
WAS PFD WORN?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
What Type?
NAME
ADDRESS
DATE OF
BIRTH
WAS VICTIM?
[ ] Swimmer
[ ] Non Swimmer
DEATH CAUSED BY
[ ] Drowning
[ ] Other
[ ] DISAPPEARANCE
WAS PFD WORN?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
What Type?
NAME
ADDRESS
DATE OF
BIRTH
NATURE OF INJURY
MEDICAL TREATMENT
NAME
ADDRESS
DATE OF
BIRTH
NATURE OF INJURY
MEDICAL TREATMENT
NAME
ADDRESS
DATE OF
BIRTH
NATURE OF INJURY
MEDICAL TREATMENT
INJURED
ACCIDENT DESCRIPTION
DESCRIBE WHAT HAPPENED (Sequence of events. Include Failure of Equipment. If diagram is needed, attach separately. Continue on additional sheets
if necessary. Include any information regarding the involvement of alcohol and/or drugs in causing or contributing to the accident. Include any descriptive
information about the use of PFD's.)
Name of Operator
VESSEL NO. 2 (if more than 2 vessels, attach additional form (s)
Address
Boat Number
Boat Name
Telephone Number
Name of Owner
Address
Name
Address
Telephone Number
Name
Address
Telephone Number
Name
Address
Telephone Number
WITNESSES
WITNESSES
Address
SIGNATURE
QUALIFICATION (Check One)
[ ] Operator [ ] Owner [ ] Investigator [ ] Other
Telephone Number
Date Submitted
(do not use) - FOR REPORTING AUTHORITY REVIEW (use agency date stamp)
Causes based on (check one)
[ ] This report
[ ] Investigation and this report
[ ] Investigation
[ ] Could not be determined
Primary Cause of Accident
C-2
Name of Reviewing Office
Date Received
Secondary Cause of Accident
Reviewed By
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