CORRECT CRAFT ski nautique 200cg Specifications

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Dear Correct Craft Owner:
Congratulations on your purchase of a Ski Nautique. You have chosen a boat
that is unequaled “on the waters of the world” for water-skiing.
Since 1925, we have manufactured some of the finest products boat builders
can produce.
Your boat was manufactured with the latest marine technology and materials.
You have bought into a legacy handed down by W. C. Meloon over 76 years
ago. His dedication to building boats to the glory of God remains true today as
the cornerstone of our commitment in bringing to you the finest in water sports
boats. We continue to lead this industry in technology and design innovation.
Our heritage is a source of pride. Years of experience, including that of four
generations of Meloons have gone into the building of your boat. We hope
that you will enjoy it to the fullest.
Take a moment to review this owners manual for your boat. We have
assembled this manual to inform you about your boat and educate you further
on boating. There are many tips and tricks on care and maintenance sprinkled
throughout the manual, along with some cautions that will apply to your boat.
Boating is very important to us and we would like you to enjoy many years of
boating in your boat.
Welcome into the Nautique family.
Sincerely,
Walter N. Meloon
President/Chief Executive Officer
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3: 5-6
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CONTENTS
Chapter 1. Overview ................................................Chapter . Page
Dash Pod and Console Layout....................................1.1
Specifications..............................................................1.1
Keyless Ignition and Serial Switching .......................1.2
Multiple Keyless Ignition Codes................................1.3
Primary User Code......................................................1.4
Erasing the User Codes ..............................................1.5
Key Functions.............................................................1.5
Dash Pod Switches .....................................................1.6
Bilge Pump .................................................................1.6
Bilge Pump Only Mode..............................................1.7
Navigation Lights ......................................................1.7
Anchor ........................................................................1.7
Ventilation Blower......................................................1.8
12 Volt Plug ...............................................................1.8
Engine Warning Light ...............................................1.8
Gauges ........................................................................1.8
Emergency Cut-off Switch ........................................1.8
Throttle .......................................................................1.9
Pylon ...........................................................................1.9
Lifting rings ...............................................................1.10
Capacity Plate ...........................................................1.10
Hull Identification Number .......................................1.11
Driver’s Seat Adjustment ..........................................1.12
Love Seat ...................................................................1.12
Fueling .......................................................................1.12
Walk Through Windshield (optional).........................1.12
Engine Box Latching/Lifting ....................................1.12
Dash Cooler ...............................................................1.13
Stern Seat Center Cushion .......................................1.13
Fuel Tank Location ....................................................1.13
Boarding Platform Removal ......................................1.13
Battery Location ........................................................1.13
Optional Electric Sensor in Drainplug.......................1.13
Correct Craft Cruise ..................................................1.14
Speedometer...............................................................1.14
Tachometer ................................................................1.17
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Chapter 2. Engine Overview
Engine Checklist.........................................................2.1
Fuel Injected Engine Does Not Start..........................2.3
Break In Procedure .....................................................2.4
General Notes .............................................................2.4
Chapter 3. Cautions and Warning Labels................3.1
Chapter 4. Boat Handling / Safety Regulations......4.1
Chapter 5. Boat Care
Bilge Pump ................................................................5.1
Propeller ....................................................................5.2
Stuffing Box ...............................................................5.4
Quick Drain Oil ..........................................................5.5
Salt Water Boating......................................................5.6
Battery Maintenance...................................................5.6
Winterizing Your Boat................................................5.7
Gelcoat Care ...............................................................5.8
Teak Care....................................................................5.9
Glass Care...................................................................5.9
Metal Care ..................................................................5.9
Vinyl Care...................................................................5.10
Tunable Rudder...........................................................5.11
Chapter 6. Trailering
Hitch ...........................................................................6.1
Security .......................................................................6.1
Towing Your Boat.......................................................6.1
Wiring .........................................................................6.1
Long Trips ..................................................................6.2
Chapter 7. Warranty and Owner Responsibility........7.1
Chapter 8. Engine Maintenance
PCM Delivery Inspection ..........................................8.1
Changing the Engine Oil ..........................................8.3
Engine Crankcase Capacity/Level .............................8.4
Raw Water Strainer ...................................................8.5
Transmission Cooler ..................................................8.5
Replacing Fuel Filter ..................................................8.5
Prolonged Storage .....................................................8.6
Exhaust System .........................................................8.6
PCM Transmissions....................................................8.6
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Maintaining Transmission Fluid Level ......................8.7
Alternator Drive Belt Tension ....................................8.7
Adjusting the Water Pump Belt (Ford Only) .............8.7
Fuel Pumps .................................................................8.8
Fuel Control Cell ........................................................8.8
Battery .......................................................................8.9
Fuel ............................................................................8.10
Engine Circuit Breakers on EFI Engines ...................8.11
Cooling System ........................................................8.11
Fresh Water Cooling ..................................................8.12
Checking Coolant Level ............................................8.13
Winterization Instructions ..........................................8.13
Winter Storage of Batteries ........................................8.16
Recommissioning .......................................................8.17
Flushing Instruction....................................................8.17
Engine Maintenance Schedule ...................................8.19
Engine Troubleshooting..............................................8.20
Engine Specifications..................................................8.22
Chapter 9. Service Records & Order Forms
Change of Ownership .................................................9.1
Problem Notification Form ........................................9.2
Warranty Transfer .......................................................9.4
Request for Warranty Transfer....................................9.5
Warranty Transfer Application ...................................9.6
Supplemental PCM Protection Addendum ................9.8
NOA Membership Application...................................9.10
Warehouse locations...................................................9.12
Nautique Friend Program ...........................................9.13
Plaque Order Form......................................................9.14
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Chapter 1
OVERVIEW
Specifications for Ski Nautique®
Length without Platform . . . . . . . . . . . 19' 6"
(5.94 m)
Length with Platform. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21'2.5"
(6.46 m)
Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91"
(2.31 m)
Draft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24"
(0.61 m)
Fuel Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Gallons (132 ltr)
Approx. Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2570 lbs. (1,165 kg)
Lifting Rings (dist between centers). . . 17'2.5"
(5.24 m)
Welcome to the Ski Nautique family.
We realize you may be anxious to get your boat in
the water. This manual has been written to
familiarize and educate you about your boat so you
will be more comfortable out on the water. Your
boat is built to provide you with the finest watersports boat in the world.
Whether you are slalom skiing or riding a wakeboard, we trust you and your
family will enjoy this boat for many years.
Let’s start by taking a look at the dash pod to familiarize yourself with the
locations of the gauges and switches.
Dash Pod and Console Layout
Standard equipment on your
boat are the following
gauges: oil pressure, engine
coolant
temperature,
speedometer, tachometer/
hour meter, fuel level,
voltage.Optional equipment
gauges available include:
air/water temp gauge, clock,
depthfinder, remote stereo
control and Correct Craft
Cruise or Perfect Pass Pro speed control. The optional gauges are positioned
on the console located to the right of the drivers knee.
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CAUTION: The keypad and switch control box will be damaged beyond repair
if the boat battery cables or the main power leads to the keypad and switch control
box are reversed. Be sure to use caution and avoid reversing these connections.
Keyless Ignition and Serial Switching
The ignition switch system is keyless and has three modes of operation.
Locked Mode
When the boat battery is first connected, the unit is in locked mode. In this
mode, the horn, bilge pump, bilge blower, and code buttons are operational.
Unlocked Mode
Unlocked mode is entered after the user successfully enters the user code,
presses, and releases the start button. When the code keys are pressed, the
system indicator light to the right of the start button will turn on while the key
is pressed down. This indicates the button has actually been pushed. When
the system is unlocked, power is supplied to the boat and the system indicator
light will turn on. At this point all keypad buttons are operational and
actuating these buttons will control the corresponding boat functions. To put
the unit back in locked mode, the user must successfully enter the user code
then press the stop button. When the code keys are pressed, the system
indicator light to the right of the start button will turn off while the keys are
pressed down. Power will be cut to all of the accessories with the exception
of the horn, bilge pump, bilge blower and code buttons.
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Run Mode
First enter the unlocked mode.
Pressing and releasing the start button quickly will put the unit in run mode.
When this is done, power is supplied to the engine ignition,but the engine will
not crank and the ignition indicator light just left of the start button is turned
on. If the start button is not pressed again within 15 minutes the unit will exit
run mode by shutting off power to the ignition and re-enter unlocked mode. If
the user presses and holds the start button, power is supplied to the ignition and
starter for as long as the user holds the start button down. All accessory
buttons are operational in this mode as well. Pressing the stop button will shut
off the engine and the unit is then put back in unlocked mode.
After the engine starts, release the start button.
Automatic Reversion to Locked Mode
If no keypad activity takes place for ten hours after unlocking, the system will
automatically revert to the locked mode. This helps to minimize battery drain.
Automatic Back-lighting
Pressing any keypad button will automatically turn the keypad back-lighting
on for ten seconds. This feature is useful for those that use their boat after dark
to find the appropriate keypad buttons.
Multiple Keyless Ignition Codes
The keyless ignition system has provision for three different ignition codes.
Any of the three codes may be used to unlock or lock the system.
The “Master Embedded Code” is programmed into the system at Correct Craft
Inc. and is not changeable, remaining with the boat for it’s life. This code can
be used to unlock the system, to lock the system and to erase the two user
codes.
The “Primary User Code” is programmed into the system by the owner with
the dealers help at the time of boat delivery. This code is used to unlock the
system, to lock the system, and to add or change the “Secondary User Code”
The “Secondary User Code” is programmed into the system by the owner
when necessary. This code is only used to unlock or lock the system. The
“Secondary User Code” is excellent to use for limited access to the boat.
Programming and/or Changing Primary or Secondary User Code
Note: To help prevent battery drain, when you are finished using the boat
make sure you STOP the engine and LOCK the PME ignition system.(two
steps) Note: The “System Indicator Light” is on the ignition keypad below
the number four (4). The “Ignition Indicator Light” is also on the keypad
below the number one (1)
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Programming the Primary User Code
Make sure that the system indicator light is off and the "Master Embedded
Code" has been entered. Until a primary user code is set, the keyless ignition
will behave as follows. Pressing start once will unlock the system while
pressing it a second time will start the engine. Pressing stop once will turn off
the engine while pressing it a second time will lock the system.
To program the primary user code, press buttons one and four at the same time,
putting the system in code programming mode. The system indicator light will
be flashing.
Enter a code from two to eight characters long and press start. For verification,
re-enter the code and press start again. The system indicator light should stop
flashing and stay on. If the light does not stop flashing, press stop and begin
again.
To lock the system re-enter either the primary user code or the master
embedded code and press stop.
Changing the Primary User Code
NOTE: The current primary code must be used to change to another primary
code.
Make sure that the system indicator light is off. Enter the primary user code
then press buttons one and four at the same time. This puts the system in code
programming mode. The system indicator light will be flashing.
Enter a code from two to eight characters long and press start. For verification,
re-enter the code and press start again. The system indicator light should stop
flashing and stay on. If the light does not stop flashing, press stop and begin
again.
To lock the system re-enter either the new primary user code or the master
embedded code and press stop. Please note, changing the primary code will
erase the secondary user code. The secondary code will need to be re-entered.
Programming or Changing the Secondary User Code
NOTE: The secondary code will only lock or unlock the system & can not be
used for any reprogramming
Make sure that the system indicator light is off. Enter the primary user code
and press buttons one and three at the same time putting the system in code
programming mode. The system indicator light will be flashing.
Enter a code from two to eight characters long and press start. Re-enter the
code and press start again. The system indicator light should stop flashing and
stay on. If the light does not stop flashing, press stop and begin again.
To lock the system re-enter any of the three codes and press stop.
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Erasing the User Codes
Make sure the system indicator light is off. Enter the master embedded code
and press buttons one and three at the same time. This will erase the system
user codes.
The keyless ignition will now behave as if there are no codes in memory.
Pressing the start button will unlock the system and pressing the stop button
will lock it without entering a code. To program a primary user code, make
sure the system indicator light is off and press buttons one and four at the same
time. This puts the system in code programming mode. The system indicator
light will be flashing. Follow the last two steps above to complete
programming the primary user code.
Key Functions
All keys with the exception of the bilge blower, bilge pump, horn, and the code
keys operate in unlocked or run mode. The horn, up, down, and start buttons,
(when starting the engine), are momentary buttons. All others require a press
to turn on and another press to turn off.
Exceptions
Pressing the heater button will actuate the heater in the following sequence:
Heater off (low(medium(high(back to off)
Pressing the LCS fill or drain will toggle the power to the corresponding
function. Turning either the fill or the drain on will automatically turn the
other off.
The navigation light button always controls the anchor light and if the
navigation lights are on, the anchor light button will have no affect. If the
navigation lights are off, the anchor light button will turn only the anchor light
on and off. One special feature works when the anchor lights are on. If the
user desires to turn the navigation lights on, it is unnecessary to turn the anchor
lights off. Simply pressing the navigation light button will leave the anchor
light on and turn on the bow light.
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Dash Pod Switches
There are function key switches to the right of the helm and surrounding the
keyless ignition keypad. These are waterproof momentary switches. By
pressing a function key, you activate the function indicated.
All of these switches interface with a sealed circuit breaker box located under
the bow. The circuit breaker box consists of sixteen soft opaque flexible vinyl
tubular shields which cover sixteen circuit switches. When the circuits are
functioning, the tubular shield is somewhat flexible. A tripped circuit breaker
will extend and fill the tubular shield, causing it to be inflexible. To locate a
tripped circuit breaker, run your fingers over the two rows of switches and
locate the switch shield that has become inflexible. To re-set, simply press in
the extended circuit switch shield.
Bilge Pump
The bilge pump switch turns on the bilge
pump. There is a bilge pump down by the
pylon. When you push the bilge pump
key on the keypad, the pump will come on
and run for several moments to “sense” of
there is water in the bilge. If there is water
in the bilge, it will remain on until the
water is pumped out. If there is no water in
the bilge, it will turn off. If you want
immediate pump action, turn the switch off
and then back on again. The pump will
turn on periodically to determine if there is
water in the bilge. If so, it will remain on
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until the water is pumped out.
Note: The “Bilge” switch must be turned on for this feature to operate.
This will not drain significant power from the battery unless the bilge
pump is required to run frequently because of a leak or excessive
rainwater. This pumping system should not be relied on over an extended
period of time. We suggest you frequently inspect your boat.
Bilge Pump Only Mode
This feature is activated by a switch located near the drivers feet on the
kickboard. The switch has three positions, on, off
and bilge. If the boat is going to sit for more
than a few days with the bilge pump on, it
is important that the switch is set in the
“bilge” position to minimize battery
drain. This will activate the bilge
pump and shut off power to the Serial
Switching and Keyless Ignition
System. It is important to remember
that the engine or other accessories
can not be used unless the switch is in
the “on” position.
Located with the switch is a circuit breaker and
indicator light for the bilge pump. The circuit breaker is
only active when the switch is in the “bilge” position. The indicator light will
come on anytime the bilge pump is activated.
Navigation Lights
This switch controls the navigation lights. The law requires the bow light and
the 360 degree light (located at the transom) be turned on while running the
boat after sunset or before dawn.
Anchor
This switch turns on the 360 degree light. Insert this light pole into the
receptacle located on the transom and push the anchor switch on the pod to
turn this light on. This light is required by law to be on after sunset and before
dawn when the boat is not moving.
Accessories
There is an accessory button provided that controls power to a yellow wire
coiled up near the control box. Power to this wire is protected by a 10-amp
circuit breaker. Attaching an accessory to this wire should be done by
someone knowledgeable in DC electrical wiring.
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Ventilation Blower
This switch turns on the blower in the bilge. This blower must be turned on
for four (4) minutes prior to engine ignition and also at anytime when the boat
is operated at slow speeds.
12 Volt Plug
This plug can be utilized to power cellular phones, video cameras or various
other electronics. This plug is powered through a ten (10) amp breaker.
Engine Warning Light
This light is in the center of the dash pod between the speedometer and the
tachometer and indicates high engine temperature.
Horn This is a momentary switch.
Gauges
• Volt This gauge tells you how many volts the alternator is producing. During
normal running, it should read 13-14 volts. Running a heater, shower or
stereo amplifier will draw power from the alternator and possibly drop
voltage below normal. If this occurs, the battery will not charge correctly.
• Temp This tells you the temperature of the coolant in the engine.
• Oil Pressure This gauge tells you the engine oil pressure.
• Tachometer / Hour Meter This gauge indicates the revolutions per minute the
engine is turning, and the total accumulated engine hours. The tachometer /
hour meter has a digital and analog readout. Mode selection is made by
pressing the mode keypad.
• Speedometer Your Nautique is equipped with an electronic speedometer by
Teleflex. This instrument is different in many ways. It is capable of being
programmed for multiple functions. This speedometer can be calibrated. To
access the various functions, press and scroll through the Mode Key. To
change the mode, press the INCREASE or DECREASE key. For a detailed
analysis of your speedometer, refer to the Teleflex speedometer section at the
end of this chapter.
• Emergency Cut-off Switch There is an emergency cut-off switch for the
protection of you and your passengers. The clip at the end of the cord must
be attached securely to the driver. Check the system by attaching the clip to
the switch, start the boat and then pull the clip off the switch. The engine
should stop. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU OPERATE
THE BOAT IF THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. If it
does not function correctly, contact your Correct Craft dealer to have the
problem corrected.
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• Throttle The throttle control consists of
the throttle lever, a lock out ring and a
neutral button. The neutral button is a
push-button at the bottom of the throttle
lever which allows the throttle to be
advanced without the transmission being
engaged. The throttle lever must be in the
neutral position to start the engine.
The throttle arm has three detent positions.
Note: When in a detent position the
throttle arm will resist movement, but can
be moved with sufficient pressure. Neutral
detent is straight up. Forward detent is approximately 30 degrees toward the
bow, and reverse detent is approximately 30 degrees toward the stern. Moving
the throttle from neutral detent to either forward or reverse detent will shift the
boat into that gear. The engine will remain at idle speed. To increase (forward
or reverse) engine speed and therefore boat speed, continue to rotate the
throttle arm past the detent.
Note: When shifting out of neutral, it is best to pause in the appropriate detent
before applying additional throttle.
The lockout ring mechanism prevents unintentional shifting into forward or
reverse. To operate the throttle lever, you must lift the lockout ring. DO NOT
shift quickly from forward into reverse. Stay in the neutral position until
the boat has lost speed before shifting into reverse. Shifting should not be
attempted above 1200 RPM except in emergency situations.
CAUTION: LOADING AND UNLOADING OF PASSENGERS FROM
A DOCK OR FROM THE WATER SHOULD ONLY BE DONE AFTER
THE ENGINE HAS BEEN TURNED OFF.
Pylon
The ski pylon is manufactured from high strength aluminum alloy that is
engineered for durability. It is hard coat anodized and impregnated with a
PTFE (teflon) material. If the pylon becomes loose, stop using the pylon and
take the boat to your Correct Craft dealer for service.
PYLON--WARNING/CAUTION--AVOID PERSONAL INJURY. THIS WATER
SKI PYLON WAS DESIGNED FOR WATER SKIING ONLY. ANY OTHER
USES, SUCH AS PARASAILING, KITE FLYING, TOWING OTHER BOATS
AND/OR USING AN EXTENDED PYLON, ECT., MAY OVERSTRESS THE
PYLON POSSIBLY CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR EQUIPMENT
DAMAGE. DO NOT SIT BEHIND (AFT) THE TOW PYLON WHEN TOWING
SKIERS.
CAUTION: ALTHOUGH THE EXTENDED PYLON AND BAREFOOT
BOOMS HAVE BECOME POPULAR ADDITIONS TO MANY TOURNAMENT
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INBOARDS, CORRECT CRAFT STRONGLY OBJECTS AND OPPOSES THE
USE OF ANY PYLON EXTENSION WHETHER UP OR TO THE SIDE OF
ANY OF IT’S PRODUCTS. THE USE OF PYLON EXTENSIONS CAN ALTER
THE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BOAT, POSSIBLY
RESULTING IN DANGEROUS INSTABILITY, WHICH COULD THEN LEAD
TO LOSS OF CONTROL; A SITUATION WHICH COULD CAUSE SERIOUS
OR FATAL INJURY TO THE BOAT DRIVER, PASSENGER(S), PERSON(S)
BEING TOWED, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO MIGHT BE IN THE VICINITY
OF SUCH A MISHAP.
CAUTION:
CORRECT CRAFT DOES NOT APPROVE OF ANY
STRUCTURAL CHANGES, ADDITIONS OR MODIFICATIONS TO OUR
PRODUCTS.
ANY TIME A DEALER OR CONSUMER MAKES A
CHANGE(S) TO OUR PRODUCT, THEY DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK AND
SOLE LIABILITY. CORRECT CRAFT, INC. WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE
FOR UNAUTHORIZED CHANGES, WHETHER DELETIONS OR
ADDITIONS, TO THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT / PRODUCT
MANUFACTURED AND SOLD BY CORRECT CRAFT, INC., EVEN IF SUCH
CHANGES, ADDITIONS, ECT. ARE MADE BY AN “AUTHORIZED”
DEALER, CUSTOMER, PROMOTIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ANY
OTHER PERSON, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN TO CORRECT CRAFT, INC.
Lifting rings
Your boat has lifting rings at the bow and at the stern. These are designed to
lift your boat in a steady and secure manner. Be certain to use a winch that has
a lifting capacity sufficient for your boat. See boat weight specs in the front of
this manual. These weights are dry weight. You must add the weight of the
battery, fuel, and gear to the dry weight.
CAUTION: DRAIN THE BILGE AND/OR AFTERMARKET WATER
BLADDERS(S) TO ELIMINATE EXCESS WATER BEFORE YOU
LIFT THE BOAT.
Note: Only use a hook that will pass easily through the lifting ring without
binding. This is very important. A hook that is too large or off-center could
break the lifting ring.
Capacity Plate
The capacity plate is used by boat
manufacturers participating in the
National Marine Manufacturers
Association certification program.
Correct Craft has submitted your
model for inspection and compliance
with their guidelines.
The capacity plate has the following
information permanently printed on it.
It is attached to the boat by the throttle
for the operator to read before they
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drive the boat.
• The total weight of persons, gear and other items which the boat is capable
of carrying under normal conditions. This weight must include any water
added to the Launch Control System or other added ballast.
• The maximum number of persons allowed on the boat.
This information on the capacity plate applies under normal conditions and
special care must be used in any other than normal conditions.
Check the capacity plate on your boat and abide by these limits.
NOTE: THE USE OF ANY BALLAST SYSTEM REQUIRES THE
REDUCTION OF THE MAXIMUM LOAD CAPACITY LISTED ON
YOUR NAUTIQUE’S CAPACITY PLATE. (I.E.IF THE MAXIMUM
CAPACITY IS LISTED AS 1250 LBS AND YOU ADD 400 LBS OF
BALLAST, THEN THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF PERSONS AND
GEAR THAT YOU CAN CARRY IS REDUCED TO 850 LBS.
CAUTION: A FULLY LOADED NAUTIQUE WILL HANDLE
DIFFERENTLY THAN A LIGHTLY LOADED ONE. DRIVE AND
TURN YOUR NAUTIQUE WITH THIS IN MIND.
AS
WAKEBOARDING HAS DEVELOPED, WE HAVE WITNESSED
THE ADVENT OF BALLAST SYSTEMS WHICH ADD WEIGHT
AND INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE WAKE. THE SIMPLEST
BALLAST SYSTEM ON THE MARKET IS THE WATER BALLAST
TYPE, SUCH AS THE ‘LAUNCH PAD”. IT IS NOT UNCOMMON
TO SEE OPERATORS USE SUCH SYSTEMS AND THEN PUT
ADDITIONAL PEOPLE IN THEIR BOAT. PLEASE BE ADVISED
THAT THIS PRACTICE CAN LEAD TO OVERLOADING OF
YOUR BOAT. EACH CORRECT CRAFT, INC. BOAT HAS A
REQUIRED CAPACITY LABEL THAT MEETS THE MAXIMUM
WEIGHT OF PEOPLE, GEAR, AND BALLAST THAT CAN BE
PLACED IN THE BOAT. ALWAYS BE AWARE OF THE LOAD IN
YOUR BOAT AND DO NOT LOAD THE BOAT IN EXCESS OF
THE LISTED CAPACITY.
THE QUEST FOR THE
“PHATTEST”WAKE HAS CAUSED SOME TO EXCESSIVELY
OVERLOAD THEIR BOATS. THIS MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT
THE OPERATION OF THE BOAT, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN
INJURY TO PERSONS INSIDE AND/OR OUTSIDE OF THE BOAT.
AVOID PERSONAL INJURY. DO NOT OVERLOAD YOUR
NAUTIQUE.
Hull Identification Number
The hull identification number is a requirement of the U.S. Coast Guard for
boat manufacturers. It is a standardized numbering system that assigns a
specific sequence of numbers and letters to a specific boat. This number is
molded into the hull. You will find it on the right-hand side of the transom just
below the rubrail. Write this number down in your records and keep it in a safe
place away from the boat.
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Here is a brief explanation to help you understand the hull number:
The first three digits represent Correct Craft, Inc.(CTC). The next five digits
are the boat’s serial number. The following digit is a letter from “A” through
“L” designating the month the boat was made.
There are three remaining numbers. The first of these represent the last digit of
the year the boat was built. The final two
numbers state the MODEL year. A boat built in
August of 2000 is actually a 2001 model boat.
Driver’s Seat Adjustment
There is a lever under the driver’s seat on the left
side that allows the seat to slide.
Love Seat
Access storage under the bow area by lifting up
on the bottom of the love seat cushion. The entire
love seat will hinge upward to allow access. You
can leave this seat in the “up” position to help dry
the carpet .
Drivers Seat Adjustment
Fueling
Remove the slotted fuel fill cap to put gas in the
boat. There is a special “key” for this cap. Use
caution when fueling your boat. Never fuel your
boat unattended. Use care to avoid being
splashed by fuel, or spilling fuel.
Fuel Fill and Vent
Walk Through Windshield (optional)
There are two latches on the inside starboard edge of the walk-through
windshield. Rotate both of these latches until the door can be opened. Always
have this closed and latched when towing the
boat.
Engine Box Latching/Lifting
There are two rubber latches that hold the top of
the engine box to the base. Pull on the top of
these latches and the upper part or the engine box
will be released. Lift up on the engine box handle
and the gas shocks will help you lift the engine
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box. This “clam-shell” design allows you to check the engine without lifting
the entire engine box. You can leave the top open to dry the bilge.
Dash Cooler
The dash cooler can be used to store misc. items or drinks. There is a drain
installed in this box. Do not depend on this cooler to keep valuables or
electronics dry. We suggest keeping these type of items in a specialized dry
bag.
Stern Seat Center Cushion
The stern seat center cushion can be removed to to get in and out of the boat.
Stern Seat Trunk Storage
The stern seat back may be lifted vertically to expose a storage area. If you
have the optional electric actuator, use the “up” and “down” keys on the
keypad to raise and lower the stern seat back. In the event there is no power
from the battery, remove the two bolts at the top of the stern seat back. The
seat back can be lifted to gain access to the trunk.
Stern Seat Base Removal
The stern seat base is not intended to be removed except to service the fuel tank.
If your boat does not have a trunk, the stern seat base is removable. Lift both side
cushions and locate the latches under the cushions. Flip the handle on the latches under
the cushions. There is a stanchion from the floor to the deck behind the coaming pads
on both sides of the boat. There are two rubber latches that hold the front of the stern
seat base to these stanchions. After these latches have been released, the stern seat base
can be lifted straight up.
Fuel Tank Location
The fuel tank is located beneath the stern seat and the trunk area. To inspect
the hose connections, raise the stern seat back and remove the inspection plate
in the trunk. If you boat is not equipped with a trunk then the fuel tank is
located directly behind the removable stern seat base and back.
Boarding Platform Removal
Pull the two pins that are located in the mounting brackets and lift the platform
vertically. Make sure to keep the pins attached to the brackets on the platform
so you don’t lose them. If you misplace these pins, contact your dealer for a
replacement set.
Battery Location
The battery is located under the floor in front of the in-floor cooler.
Optional Electric Sensor in Drainplug
The optional Electronic Sensor in Drainplug “senses” when the drainplug is
installed. When the drainplug is not installed in the drain, an alarm will sound
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at the dash. The ignition system must be “unlocked” and the ignition indicator
lit for this to function. It is the responsibility of the boat operator to make
certain the drain plug is tightened sufficiently.
Optional Correct Craft Cruise Operating Instructions
Turn system ON (light blinks slowly, indicating system is armed)
Drive to desired speed, prese ENGAGE and the system takes control of the
throttle (Light stays on steady)
Pull back on the throttle and the system disengages. (Light blinks rapidly,
indicating RESUME function is ready)
Accelerate again and the system resumes control automatically at the last
speed used.
RESUME key feature will recall the last speed used even if the system was
shut off, completely powered down or the DISENGAGE function was used.
To go back to the previous speed, press RESUME and drive to the desired
speed.
Press both keys and the system will DISENGAGE,but remains armed. (Light
blinks slowly) This feature may be used when the operator wishes to go to
manual driving. To return to the last speed used, press the RESUME key and
drive to the desired speed. If the speed is to be changed, drive to that speed
and press engage.
INCREASE / DECREASE key can be pressed when the system is engaged to
change speed in 25 RPM increments to fine tune the speed.
User tips:
Always return to neutral and let the engine idle for two or three seconds before
turning the engine off Regularly check the black servo knob on the control
unit to make sure it is turned snugly in a clockwise direction. To do this, turn
the engine off and lift the top half of the engine box. Please note, the servo
knob cannot be moved if the engine is on.
Regularly check the set screw on the side of the black knob for tightness.
The boat speed will decrease in sharp turns. If you are towing skiers, you may
wish to manually increase the throttle or use the DISENGAGE feature to
maintain speed in sharp turns.
When towing wakeboarders, accelerate slightly past desired speed prior to
engaging the speed control.
TELEFLEX LCD SPEEDOMETER AND TACHOMETER SYSTEM
The LCD Speedometer and Tachometer system consists of a speedometer
gauge, a tachometer gauge and a speed transducer assembly.
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The speedometer gauge utilizes a LCD display to provide information to the
operator and three push button switches to select the display mode. This
microprocessor-based gauge communicates with the speed transducer
assembly over a serial communication link. The speedometer receives input
via the speed transducer assembly from the two pitot tube pressure sources and
displays the highest of the two sources as the current speed.
The tachometer gauge also utilizes a LCD display and push button switch
arrangement to communicate with the operator. The engine speed input to the
gauge comes directly from the engine ignition system.
The speed transducer assembly connects the two pitot tubes via flexible tubing
and to the speedometer gauge via a four conductor cable. The transducer
converts the pressure at the pitot tubes into digital information that is sent to
the gauge for processing.
Speedometer Operation
The speedometer operates in one of three “modes”. These are “Normal
mode”, “Competition mode”, and “Calibration mode”. The operator switches
between modes using the control buttons.
The speedometer powers on in “Normal mode” with the analog speed display,
the digital speed display, and the pitot symbol active. The text line contains
“NAUTIQUES” and the expanded speed display is blank. The analog and
digital speed displays will indicate current speed and the pitot symbol will
indicate which pitot tube is being used. Pressing the mode button once will
cause the gauge to enter “Competition mode”. The analog speed display, the
digital speed display, and the pitot symbol will be active as in the “Normal
mode”. The text line will display the current speed deviation settings on the
far ends. The minus deviation setting will be displayed on the left side and the
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positive setting on the right side. The current set point speed is displayed in
the center. Also, the expanded speed display will be active.
The analog and digital speed displays will indicate current speed and the pitot
symbol will indicate which pitot tube is being used. The expanded speed
display will indicate how close the current speed is to the set point speed
within the displayed plus and minus limits. If the current speed is below the
set point speed, bars in the expanded speed display will illuminate to the left
of center and if the current speed is above the set point speed, bars will
illuminate to the right of center. The number of bar segments that illuminate
is also dependent on the deviation setting.
The set point speed can be changed from the “Competition mode” by pressing
the up and down arrow buttons. Pressing an arrow button once will change the
set point speed by one tenth of a mile per hour. Pressing and holding an arrow
button will cause the set point speed to scroll in one mile per hour increments.
The deviation can be changed by pressing the mode button once while in the
“Competition mode”. The text line will display deviation X, where X is the
current deviation value. Pressing the arrow buttons will cause the deviation to
change in one mile per hour increments. The speedometer will go back to
“Competition mode” five seconds after the last button is pressed or it will go
to the “Normal mode” if the mode button is pressed before the five seconds
expire.
“Calibration mode” can be entered only from “Normal mode” by pressing both
arrow buttons simultaneously. The text line will display “Calibration X.X”
where X.X is the current calibration value. This value will change the current
speed displayed by the amount entered. The speedometer will go to “Normal
mode” five seconds after the last button is pressed or when the mode button is
pressed.
The pitot symbol indicates which pitot tube is used to display current speed
and to indicate whether or not a pitot tube is clogged. Below is a list of the
symbols and their meaning:
Port pitot tube used for display; Starboard pitot tube is functional:
Port pitot tube used for display; Starboard pitot tube clogged:
Starboard pitot tube used for display; Port pitot tube is functional:
Starboard pitot tube used for display; Port pitot tube clogged:
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The set point, deviation and calibration values are stored in non-volatile
memory. When the speedometer is powered on, it will recall the last valid
values set.
Tachometer Operations
The tachometer displays current engine speed in revolutions per minute in both
the analog and digital tach displays. The text line displays elapsed engine
hours in one-tenth hour increments. The elapsed time will only increment if
engine speed is over 400 RPM to prevent counting time when the ignition is
on but the engine is not running. Elapsed engine hours are stored in nonvolatile memory and are recalled when the tachometer is powered on. Engine
hours can not be set ahead or back.
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Chapter 2
ENGINE
OVERVIEW
It is the owners responsibility to check all of the items below to be certain
all preparation steps have been completed before you use your boat.
Checking these items periodically will soon become habitual. If leaks or other
abnormal conditions are found, stop using the boat and contact your Correct
Craft dealer to have the problem(s) corrected.
The following instructions are vitally important:
• Lift the top half of the engine box. Check to see if all the engine drain plugs
are in. Make sure the hull drain plug down in the bilge is installed.
• Look at all the hoses to make sure they are installed and the hose clamps are
tight. Close the engine box and turn on the blower (switch is on the dash).
Run the blower at least four (4) minutes. This helps to remove fuel vapors
that might be down in the bilge before starting engine. Remember, if you
have detected the presence of fuel vapors, do not start engine until source has
been determined, any problems corrected and vapors removed.
Very Important!
• Check all gasoline line connections. These connections are located at the fuel
tank, the Fuel Control Cell and the fuel injection system. All Correct Craft
boats are equipped with anti-siphon valves on the outlet fittings of the fuel
tanks to reduce the chance of fuel siphoning from the fuel tank if a fuel hose
leaks or is severed.
• Fill the fuel tank and check for leaks. Check again for leaks after the engine
has run for a few minutes.
Check list before starting:
1) Engine oil level - boat must be sitting level.
2) Transmission oil level - boat must be sitting level.
3) Shifting linkage and detent in forward, neutral and reverse.
4) Leaks (water, fuel and oil).
5) Coolant level (if the engine is freshwater cooled).
6) Operation of the throttle and transmission shift control.
7) Battery condition.
8) Visually inspect for any loose mounting fasteners.
9) Verify the emergency engine cut off switch located by the throttle is
fully functional. Clip the safety lanyard securely to your body at all times
you are driving.
• Once the boat is in the water, remove the inspection plate behind the engine
box in the floor and visually check for water leaking at the stuffing box. This
stuffing box must drip a moderate amount of water to properly lubricate the
drive shaft. If the water is rapidly coming in, pull the boat out and have the
dealer adjust the stuffing box. There is a detailed instruction for this in the
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boat care section.
• Check to make sure there are no ropes, gear bags, arms/legs near the belts
and pulleys of the motor. Severe injury can result by becoming entangled in
the belts of the engine while it is running. Make sure the boat is deep enough
in the water to supply the water intake with water to cool the engine. Move
the throttle into the neutral position. This is in the “straight up” position.
WARNING: Before you start your engine, always ventilate the engine
compartment by running the blower for four (4) minutes to remove any
fuel fumes that may be in the bilge. This is especially important after
repairing or refueling to check for fuel spills or leaks before starting the
engine.
• Close the engine box before starting engine.
• Start the engine.
CAUTION: Do not continue to operate the starter for more than 30
seconds without pausing to allow the starter motor to cool off for five (5)
minutes. This allows the battery to recover between starting attempts.
WARNING: In order to prevent personal injury to you or others, whenever
the engine is running the engine box must be closed. Never operate the
engine with the engine box open or while someone is in the area of an open
engine box. Never open the engine box unless the engine is turned off and
rotating parts are stationary and remain in a stationary position. Rotating
machinery can cause injury and even death if an accident should occur. IT
IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL WORK ON THE ENGINE BE DONE
BY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
During the warm up period, scan the gauges for correct operation of all
the systems:
• Oil pressure 35-80 PSI (Approx.) at 2000 RPM
• Cooling water flow and water temperature 140-170 degrees
• Cooling water temperature for fresh water systems: 170 - 210 Degrees
• Volts should rise to around 13 - 14 volts or higher
• Idle RPM (600 - 700) in gear
CAUTION: Do not operate at high RPM’s in neutral. Do not shift into
forward or reverse at engine speeds above idle RPM’s.
CAUTION: Do not operate engine without cooling water flowing through
the water pump or the neoprene water pump impeller will become
damaged, and severe engine damage may result.
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If the fuel injected engine does not start:
• If the fuel filter has just been changed or if the fuel system has been run dry,
it will be necessary to cycle the ignition start button from the “stop” position
to the “start”position several times until the fuel pumps build adequate
pressure. The cycling of the ignition is necessary because the fuel pumps will
run only 1-2 seconds when the ignition is turned on, unless the engine starts.
The throttle control should stay in neutral during engine ignition. If the
throttle is advanced, it is possible for the computer to think that the engine is
flooded and initiate a “clear flood” condition which will shut off fuel to the
engine and not allow it to start. The idle speed flare normally encountered on
hot or cold start is perfectly normal. This is programmed into the computer.
When the engine starts the idle speed will jump to approximately 1,500 rpm
and quickly decrease to somewhere between 750 and 900 rpm.
• Check for gasoline and cooling water leaks on the engine.
• Check for cooling water circulation (look at the water filter at the rear port
side of the engine for water movement).
Flooded engine
If your engine does become flooded, use caution when attempting to start the
engine. Push in the transmission disengagement button at the bottom of the
throttle arm and push the throttle to full throttle position. By pushing the button
in, the shift linkage is disengaged and the transmission remains in neutral
during the starting procedure. Run the starter until the engine starts.
To protect your investment, we suggest that you bring your boat back to your
local dealer after 25 hours of operation for an inspection of the shaft alignment,
stuffing boxes adjustment, and have the fuel system checked for leaks. This is
not a free service. Follow Pleasure Craft Marine’s (PCM) recommendations in
the maintenance section for additional service to the motor. (See Chapter 8)
Consult your dealer to determine what charges will apply.
When the engine starts, move the throttle lever back until the engine is running
about 2,500 RPM or less. Check the gauges for normal readings and let the
engine run for a minute to burn the excess fuel. If the gauge readings are
abnormal, shut the engine off immediately and contact your Correct Craft
dealer. When the engine runs normally, check the engine for fuel, water and
exhaust leaks. If there are leaks, these must be corrected before you continue.
NOTE: Read the “Notice to Dealer” sticker inside the engine box. These
preparation checks have probably been completed by your dealer, but it is the
owner’s responsibility to check these items. This will also help you become
more familiar with your boat.
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After your initial run:
• Check oil level in the engine
• Check the transmission oil level
• Check for leaks (water, fuel and oil)
• Engine frame bolts and mounts are tight
• Throttle and shift control operates correctly
WARNING: If the engine backfires when you try to start it, the problem
may be more serious than flooding. DO NOT CONTINUE TRYING
TO START THE ENGINE; CONTACT YOUR CORRECT CRAFT
DEALER OR A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN TO CORRECT THE
PROBLEM. To keep on trying to start the engine under these conditions
could cause engine damage or physical harm to you and those
around you.
Break In Procedure
Make sure all your passengers are properly seated before starting the break in
procedure. After the engine is thoroughly warmed up and you have driven the
boat into a large open area, open the throttle to wide open until the maximum
RPM’s are reached. Do not exceed 5,000 RPM. Reduce the throttle to 2,8003,000 RPM’s and cruise at or below this speed for 1/2 hour. Reduce the speed
to idle, open the throttle wide and operate at that speed for one minute; reduce
to the previous cruising speed for a few minutes and repeat. Accelerating from
idle speed to full throttle loads the engine and assists in seating the piston
rings. This cycle can be repeated from time to time during the first five hours
of operation, but full throttle should not be used for longer than 1-2 minutes.
WARNING: Follow these procedures only when conditions are such that you
can drive the boat safely..
CAUTION: Do not attempt to break in an engine by letting it idle at the
dock.
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NOTES
The maximum RPM of the engine at full throttle under normal load conditions
can be controlled by propeller pitch, diameter and design. It is essential that the
propeller does not underload or overload the engine.
Propeller Overloading, resulting in low RPM’s at wide open throttle will
give poor performance, poor fuel economy and eventually result in engine
damage.
Propeller Underloading, if operated with a propeller that has too little pitch
or diameter, poor performance will result.
NOTE: Running your boat in shallow water can cause sand and silt to be
pulled into the cooling system. This can create excessive water pump wear and
may clog the water passages in the engine. Heavy weed growth in the water
can plug the raw water strainer and oil coolers and cause engine damage. There
is a raw water filter located near the rear of the engine that filters the water
before it goes into the transmission cooler and then the engine. Check this
every time you use the boat to make sure it is not clogged.
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Chapter 3
CAUTIONS
AND
WA R N I N G L A B E L S
Cautions and Warning Labels
The following are the warning/information labels that should be on your boat.
It is your responsibility to maintain the readability of these labels and to follow
their warnings.
If your warning labels are not intact or are unreadable, please contact Correct
Craft for a replacement set. These labels serve the vital function of warning
you and your passengers of possible dangers and must remain in good
condition on your boat.
NOTE: The warning / information label is listed next to each below.
Tow Pylon:
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Inside Engine box & on Fuel Tank
Water Strainer
Fuel Fill
Throttle Control
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Transom Warning
Dash Warning
DANGER
Contact with a spinning propeller or excessive carbon monoxide exposure can cause
injury or death. Shut off engine if persons are getting in or out of boat, near propeller
or on boarding platform. Do not operate this boat without a Correct Craft Inc. boarding
platform secured in place or excessive carbon monoxide exposure may occur.
WARNING
Gasoline vapors can explode resulting in injury or death. Before engine startup, check
engine compartment for gasoline vapors then run blower for four minutes. Run blower
when below cruising speed.
Side Console Warning
Avoid personal injury
Never run engine when the operator is not seated facing forward with hands on the
controls. Leaking fuel is a fire and explosion hazard; inspect fuel system regularly and
fix leaks immediately. Do not sit on seat backs, boat sides or engine box while engine
is running. Do not make high-speed maneuvers in this boat. Do not stand on boat sides
at anytime. To insure safe use and maintenance of this boat, read and understand the
owners manual thoroughly. If you do not have a manual, contact: Correct Craft Inc.
6100 S. Orange Avenue Orlando FL 32809 (407) 855 - 4141 ski@skinautique.com
Avoid personal injury
Always test the emergency engine shut off switch for proper function before operating
the boat and never operate the boat unless the lanyard is securely attached to the driver.
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Chapter 4
B O AT
HANDLING
GUIDELINES
/SAFETY
R E G U L AT I O N S
• Always observe the rules of the road and use common sense and courtesy on
the water. If you think of it as driving a car, it becomes a bit easier. If a boat
is coming towards you, you should pass that boat keeping it on your port
(left) side.
• In a “crossing situation,” that is, another boat passing in front of you, if the
boat is on your starboard (right) side, that boat has right-of-way.
• In an “overtaking situation,” the boat being overtaken (passed) has the rightof-way. The overtaking boat should pass on the port side of the boat being
overtaken with a single blast of the horn. If you have to pass a boat on the
starboard side for some safety reason, two blasts from the horn are required.
• When you encounter an unpowered boat like a sailboat or canoe, these boats
ALWAYS have the “right-of-way”. If a sailboat is using a motor, it must
follow the “Rules of the Road.”
• Do not demand the right-of-way, even if you are correct. The only correct
move is to avoid a collision.
• NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
ALCOHOL OR OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES!! This puts you
and your passengers in danger as well as other boaters on the water.
• While the engine is running, and during the boat mooring, all occupants
should be properly seated. Do not sit on engine box, seat backs, or gunnels,
etc. You COULD fall overboard and be hit by the propeller. Do not allow
objects, arms or legs or any other body parts to hang over the bow or gunnels.
• Look carefully before turning, especially when you are turning around to
pick up a fallen skier. Someone else may not be following the “Rules of the
Road.”
• Keep a visual check for boats behind your boat. This is an area where
accidents can happen very quickly.
• Do not stand while the boat is moving.
• Sit in the driver's seat while the boat is moving and INSIST that your
passengers remain properly seated.
• Do not sit on the gunnels, deck, seat backs, boarding platform or engine box
while the engine is running or while the boat is moving.
• Make sure you have a properly sized Coast Guard Approved PFC (Personal
Flotation Device) on board and easily accessible for each person.
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• There are no brakes to help you stop your boat. Boat speed, water current
and wind can affect your ability to stop safely. The driver must use caution
and sound judgment at all times to maintain control of the boat, especially
to maintain a reasonable distance from all potential areas of danger. Slow
down in all areas of potentially hazardous navigation and in all conditions
of reduced visibility. Be alert for posted speed limits, swimming areas, no
wake zones and other restrictions. Common sense plus courtesy add up to
safety.
States have varying regulations regarding water sports activity. Check the
local and state agencies in your area to determine laws regulating boating
and water sports. These laws were written to protect boaters and water sports
enthusiasts. Some states require that the driver have a qualified observer in
the boat while pulling a skier. Learn and follow the laws where you will be
boating. Correct Craft recommends that you have a qualified observer in the
boat with the driver at all times when a person is skiing.
There are free pamphlets available regarding such things as Rules of the
Road, Navigational Aids and Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats.
Your dealer can supply these, as can organizations such as the United States
Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U. S. Power Squadrons. Check with your
state’s boating publications. Regulations vary from state to state.
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Chapter 5
CARE
There are some engine maintenance functions that are best performed by your
dealer. Maintenance items that can be done by you or your dealer are listed
below. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with these even if you have
your dealer service your boat.
The old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies to
your boat. Here are some tips that will help keep your boat in good running
order and in good condition.
1. Read the instructions regarding your engine very carefully.
2. Check for fuel line leaks every time you use the boat.
3. NEVER start your engine if gasoline odor is present. Gasoline fumes are
highly explosive. Before starting your engine, open the engine box, inspect the
engine compartment for gasoline fumes and operate the blower for at least four
minutes. Your boat has two gas struts that hold the engine box up. Run your
blower when operating at slow speeds. If fuel vapors are present, do not start
the engine. Check all hoses and fittings to determine the source of the vapor.
Make the necessary adjustments or take the boat to your local dealer to
eliminate the fuel vapor.
4. When servicing any wiring, always disconnect the battery cables from the
battery.
5. In closed cooling systems, make sure the coolant in the cooling system is at
the proper level.
BILGE PUMP
Check your bilge pump often to make sure it is operating efficiently. The bilge
pump is located under the floor by the ski pylon. To keep the pump from
getting clogged, remove any debris that you find in the bilge. Wash the bilge
with a good biodegradable household detergent or a bilge cleaner available at
a marine supply store. Rinse the bilge with water with the bilge pump running.
This is a good way to make certain the bilge pump is working correctly. If the
pump seems to lag, remove the top of the pump from the base and check the
impeller to make sure there is no debris stuck inside. See your dealer if there
is still a problem with the pump.
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PROPELLER Here are a few tips for the installation of the propeller.
CAUTION: A propeller can be very sharp so be careful when you handle
it. It’s a good idea to wear a pair of protective gloves when handling any
propeller.
1. Before placing the propeller on the shaft, take a look at the keyway on the
shaft and in the propeller. Make sure the key slides freely in the shaft keyway
as well as the propeller keyway. You may need to file the flat sides of the key
and the keyway to remove burrs. Rotate the shaft until the keyway is “up”.
Place the key in the shaft keyway. Rotate the propeller so the keyway in the
propeller is aligned with the keyway on the shaft. (See illustration.) Once
aligned, push the propeller onto the shaft. You’ll hear a solid “thunk” as the
propeller is seated. Note: The propeller will only slip on in one direction.
2. Put the castle nut on the shaft and wrench tighten.
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3. When the castle nut is tight, look for the cotter pin hole and insert the
stainless steel cotter pin through the shaft. (see illustration). With a light tap,
drive the cotter pin down through the slot and hole so that its rounded top rests
snugly against the hole. Bend the loose ends of the cotter pin back against the
shaft with a pair of pliers and tap them lightly to secure.
To remove propeller, remove the cotter pin. Loosen the castle nut to the end
of shaft. Do not completely remove castle nut. Use a propeller puller available
at most marine supply stores to remove the propeller. Use a new cotter pin
when you replace the prop (see illustration).
A FINAL CAUTIONARY NOTE: BE CAREFUL HANDLING YOUR
PROPELLER. A SHARP PROPELLER CAN CAUSE A PAINFUL CUT!!
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PROPELLER SHAFT STUFFING BOX
The stuffing box is designed to prevent water from coming through the
through-hull fittings. These are found on the propeller shaft where the shaft
goes through the hull and also where the rudder comes up through the bottom
of the boat. These devices contain a lubricated fibrous packing that acts as a
seal.
The propeller shaft stuffing box should be checked frequently (with the engine
off) for excessive leakage other than a few drops per minute. This rate is
acceptable and expected. To inspect the shaft stuffing box, remove the
inspection plate in the floor behind the engine box. If you view a steady stream
of water or an excessive drip rate, you need to tighten the stuffing box. If
tightening is required, follow the procedures with careful attention.
1. You will need two pipe wrenches, twelve inches of .032 gauge stainless steel
safety wire, flat blade screw driver and wire cutters. .
2. Cut and discard the safety wire (this wire prevents the packing gland nut
from loosening.) See illustration.
3. Hold the gland nut (large nut) with a pipe wrench and loosen the locking nut
with another pipe wrench. See illustration.
4. Now, HAND-TIGHTEN the gland nut until the dripping slows down to
about 6 - 10 drips per minute. See illustration.
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5. Using wrenches as in step three, re-tighten the locking nut against the gland
nut. Make sure that it is VERY TIGHT. If you still experience leakage, consult
your dealer.
6. Loosen one of the hose clamps at the rear of the assembly. Rotate the
assembly until the safety wire eyelet is on top, and retighten the hose clamps.
7. Replace the safety wire as shown in the illustration.
NOTE: BE SURE TO REPLACE THE SAFETY WIRE. THIS IS VERY
IMPORTANT. USE A STAINLESS STEEL SAFETY WIRE OF AT LEAST
.032 GAUGE.
Through-Hull Fittings
All fittings that actually pass through the hull on the wetted surface are
caulked in. These are not serviceable and should not be tampered with.
Quick Oil Drain System
The first oil change should be done after 25 hours. All the rest of the oil
changes should be done after every 50 hours. There is a drain hose attached to
the bottom of the oil pan with a small plug screwed into the loose end of the
hose. Remove the hull drain plug and stick the end of the drain hose through
the drain hole in the bottom of the boat.
Make sure there are no kinks or sharp bends in the hose. Remove the plug at
the end of the hose and drain the oil into a container under the boat.
The engine will drain most efficiently when the oil is warm. Allow several
minutes for the oil to settle and drain. Dispose of the oil in a proper manner.
NOTE: BE SURE THE ENGINE IS OFF WHEN YOU ARE DRAINING
YOUR OIL.(See Chapter 8 for step-by-step instructions)
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Salt Water Boating
IF YOU USE YOUR BOAT IN SALT WATER, FLUSHING YOUR ENGINE
WITH FRESH WATER AFTER EVERY USE IS A MUST.
Flushing the system by running the boat in fresh water is a good way to flush
the engine, but it must be done immediately. If this is not possible, Correct
Craft offers a optional fresh water flush kit. The relief valve in this fitting
prevents excessive water pressure from being applied to your engine. We
strongly recommend the use of this system for boats that are used in salt water.
Battery Maintenance
WARNING: The battery cables should be removed from the battery
when the boat is placed in storage, on display, or in transit. This will
eliminate the possibility of the engine being started accidentally without
a supply of cooling water and damaging the engine.
Here are several suggestions for the care and cleaning of your marine battery:
• DO wear eye protection and rubber gloves when working on or around
batteries.
• DO take care when connecting or disconnecting a battery charger. Be sure
the charger is turned off and unplugged from power source when you clip
on/off the connecting clamps. Make sure you have a solid connection with
the charging clamps. Poor connections are common causes of electrical arcs
which can cause an explosion. Follow the instructions that come with the
battery charger.
• DO use a voltmeter or hydrometer to check the battery charge condition.
• DO NOT smoke or bring a flame near a battery at any time.
• DO NOT have your head directly above a battery when making or breaking
electrical connections.
• DO NOT use a metal object to “spark” between battery posts to check if the
battery is charged.
• DO NOT make or break electrical circuits at the battery terminals; a spark
usually occurs when a live circuit is opened or made.
To clean your battery, remove and wash down the battery case with a diluted
ammonia or baking soda/water solution to neutralize the acid, then flush with
fresh water. Keep the fill/vent caps tight so the neutralizing solution does not
get into the battery cells.
The electrolyte level should be checked every 30 days. Add distilled water to
maintain the level between the top of the plates and the bottom of the fill/vent
cap. Do not overfill and remember that batteries contain sulfuric acid which
can cause severe burns.
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Winterizing Your Boat
Winter storage procedures vary depending on climate, type of storage and
length of storage. Check with your dealer/storage facility manager for their
advice on what works best in your climate.
When storing your boat up on a rack system, it is important that the racks
adequately support the hull bottom.
If you don’t have a trailer, then a cradle should be used that takes into account
the even distribution of weight.
If you do not have a dealer or marina nearby and must arrange winter storage
yourself, contact your regional warehouse.
If you use a mooring cover, DO NOT put it on when the interior of the boat is
wet and/or hot. It will trap moisture that may lead to mildew on the carpet
and/or vinyl. Make sure your mooring cover allows air to circulate, even if you
have to leave a portion of the cover off.
The raw water filter bowl remains full of water even after the rest of the raw
water system has been drained. To properly winterize your boat, the filter bowl
should be removed and emptied. Be careful to not lose the rubber O-ring
that seals the bowl to the cap. If the water is not removed, the bowl could be
damaged by freezing and cause overheating problems during the next season.
Check For Water In Your Fuel System
A small amount of water left in the system for several months can result in
damage. If you are storing your boat for the winter, it is a good practice to
remove any water in the fuel system.
The Fuel Control Cell can be drained by removing the drain plug at the bottom
of the canister. Loosen the incoming fuel hose to provide an incoming air
source. Clamp the incoming fuel line to minimize the amount of fuel that may
drain. Once the canister is drained, coat the threads of the drain plug with a fuel
resistant pipe thread sealer, then replace and tighten the plug. Reconnect the
fuel hose, and tighten the hose clamp. It is imperative that the threads be sealed
properly to avoid a possible fuel leak.
Check your Fuel Control Cell once each year for signs of water in the canister.
If it appears there is an undue amount of water build-up in the canister, see
your Correct Craft Dealer for service.
An empty fuel tank can accumulate water inside by repeated cycles of
condensation on the inner surfaces of the tank. If the fuel tank is kept at about
3/4’s full during storage times, much less water can condense, limiting the
build up of water in the fuel tank.
We recommend filling the tank to 3/4’s full at the most during storage to
eliminate the possibility of fuel expansion caused by temperature changes.
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This minimizes overflow of fuel from the fuel vent. Not only can this
overflow be hazardous, but it will also adversely affect decals and pin striping
on the boat.
Always allow room in the tank for fuel expansion caused by temperature
differences. Add a fuel stabilizer that slows down the rate of fuel
decomposition. You can purchase this material at most marinas or auto supply
stores. Add the stabilizer to the tank and then fill the tank to approximately
3/4’s full.
Run the engine to circulate fuel throughout the system. This will help keep
gasoline from degrading and causing problems in the fuel system. Remember
- always follow the fuel stabilizer manufacturer’s recommendations for proper
mixing.
Note: GASOLINE EXPANDS WHEN THE TEMPERATURE INCREASES.
NEVER STORE YOUR BOAT WITH MORE THAN ABOUT 3/4’S OF A
TANK.
Gelcoat Care
Regular maintenance is the key word to keeping your hull and deck surfaces
in good-looking condition. Some of the things that will affect your boats finish
are sun exposure, residue from trees, minerals in the water.
To help maintain the shine of your boat, wash the hull with a mild biodegradable detergent after each use. This will help to remove any debris and
waterborne materials that are on the hull. Use a soft sponge or towel and dry
with a chamois cloth to prevent water spots.
Wax the hull sides and deck regularly. Waxes and polishes are available at a
marine supply stores. Read the directions on these products carefully before
you use them.
The hull bottom is an especially important area to keep clean since any buildup of the water scum and algae will create drag and reduce the boat’s
efficiency. If you must leave your boat in the water, there are compounds that
can be used to remove algae build-up on your hull. Some of these can be
caustic. Pay special attention to the cautions on the label of these coatings. Ask
your dealer for advice on which work best in your area.
If your boat’s gelcoat develops a chalky look over a period of time due to
exposure to sun, there are gelcoat buffing and polishing compounds available
at marine supply stores. Do not use common household scouring pads or
powders.
If you will be keeping your boat in the water for ANY period of time, we
suggest that the wetted surface of the hull be painted with an epoxy paint
formulated for blister protection.
Correct Craft offers a 90-day limited warranty against gelcoat defects to the
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original purchaser. For more information, see the complete warranty at the
back of this manual.
Teak Care
Teak is a unique wood used for marine applications. It is an open cell wood
that is highly resistant to the dry-rot associated with many other woods and is
also highly resistant to marine organisms. We do not recommend coating the
teak on your boat with any kind of varnish or polyurethane coatings. There are
several teak oils available at marine supply stores.
When the teak on your boat is new, it has a medium brown color. After a period
of time, exposure to the elements will cause it to turn a weathered gray color.
If you want to refinish the teak, we suggest you purchase a teak cleaner from
a reputable marine supply store. Follow the instructions on the teak refinishing
bottles. You should use these products in an open space with eye protection,
rubber gloves and good ventilation. Be very careful to avoid spilling these
products on any part of your body.
Care of Metal
Keep all metal work rinsed and wiped dry. Periodically polish it with a
commercially available metal polish to remove substances such as air-borne
pollution and natural body oils from your hands.
Care of Glass
Your windshield, mirrors and gauge faces all deserve the same attention as the
other parts of your boat. Clean them often with commercially available glass
cleaners.
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Vinyl Care and Cleaning
Correct Craft has selected the finest marine grade vinyl for your Nautique. It
is important to keep it clean at all times. There are some substances that will
stain the vinyl if you leave them on for even a short period of time. Remove
any contaminant and clean the area immediately. Do not use 409 Cleaner or
any Silicone based products. Certain household cleaners, powdered abrasives,
steel wool and industrial cleaners can cause damage and discoloration. Do not
use these cleaners. Dry cleaning fluids and lacquer solvents should not be
used.
COMMON
STAINS
AND
Step #1
Chewing gum
Eyeshadow
Engine oil
Spray paint
Mildew or wet leaves *
Shoe polish *
Yellow mustard
Oil based paint (fresh)
Oil based paint (dried)
Suntan lotion *
Tar/Asphalt
Lipstick
Latex paint
Crayon
Ketchup
Grease
Ball-point ink *
Permanent marker *
Coffee, tea, chocolate
STEPS
TO
Step
D
E
B
C
D
A
D
D
A
D
A
A
A
D
A
D
E
E
B
TREAT:
#2
Step
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
#3
D then A
E then B
B
B
A
Use the chart above to clean some of the common stains:
A. Medium-soft brush, warm soapy water/rinse/dry
B. Meguires Quick Clean #52
C. One(1) tablespoon ammonia, one fourth (1/4) cup hydrogen peroxide, 3/4 cup water
rinse/dry
D. Wipe or scrape off excess (chill gum with ice)
E. Denatured Alcohol/rinse/dry
After all cleaning methods, rinse well with water.
*Suntan lotion, shoe polish, wet leaves and some other products contain dyes that stain
permanently.
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TUNABLE RUDDER
The Tunable Rudder is designed to offer easy adjustment of steering. This
system utilizes a composite tuning foil which is located at the upper aft
corner of the rudder blade. To adjust the foil a Phillips head screwdriver will
be needed. Loosen the two machine screws located in the relief slots of the
tuning foil.
Loosening Tuning Foil
If the boat is pulling left, rotate the foil to the left and tighten screws.
If boat is pulling to right, rotate the foil to the right and tighten screws.
Always remember that movement of the trailing edge of the foil to one side
will cause the steering to pull to the opposite side.
Note: After each adjustment, test run and adjust again if necessary.
Adjusting Tuning Foil left or right
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Chapter 6
TRAILER/TRAILERING
Hitch
If you don’t already have a trailer hitch installed on your vehicle, you
should go to a reputable installer to have the proper size hitch installed.
Always use a hitch rated with the appropriate capacity to match the trailer
and boats gross weight.
WARNING: Do not attempt to tow more than one trailer at a time behind
your vehicle. Attempting to tow an additional trailer will adversely affect
the trailer tongue weight and loss of vehicle control and/or injury or death
may occur.
CAUTION: Never install a bumper mounted hitch on your vehicle.
Always use a hitch that is attached to the frame of your vehicle.
Wiring
The trailer requires wiring from your vehicle to the trailer lights. This can
usually be done by the hitch company.
Security
There are several locking devices available at marine supply stores that will
aid in securing your boat whether or not it is attached to your vehicle.
Towing Your Boat Consult this checklist prior to trailering your boat.
• Check wheel lug nuts for tightness.
• Be sure the trailer tongue is securely on the hitch and the safety chains
from the trailer are secured to the vehicle.
• There needs to be a cable or strap securing the bow eye of the boat to the
trailer. Make sure this is tight and is secure.
• Be sure the trailer electrical connector is plugged in. Allow sufficient
slack for cornering. Check brake lights, turn signals, emergency flasher
and running lights.
• Be sure your gear inside the boat and seat cushions can not shift or fly
out of the boat during trailering.
• Make certain the walk-through door of the windshield is closed and
latched while the boat is being trailered.
• If you are using any sort of water “ballast” system to add weight to the
boat, make certain it has been drained before you put the boat on the
trailer. These systems can adversely affect the tongue weight of the
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trailer. Your boat is not designed to carry exceptionally heavy loads. This
can adversely effect the proper balance of the boat/trailer combination and
cause tire failure and/or loss of control.
• If your boat is equipped with a bow winch, make sure that the boat is
properly located on the trailer and the winch strap/cable is tight.
• Make sure the platform bracket pins are in place before trailering.
Long Trips
Each time you stop on a long trip, check the following:
• Tightness of the wheel lug nuts and the bearing lubricant.
• Make sure the boat is still positioned snugly against the bow stops.
• Examine the hitch connection to be sure it is firmly attached and the safety
chains are securely fastened.
• Make sure that all trailer lights are still functioning properly.
• Re-examine the contents of your boat to insure that no items such as life
jackets or other gear have shifted and will not fly out while you are on the
road.
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Chapter 7
C O R R E C T C R A F T L I M I T E D WA R R A N T Y
The Correct Craft warranty is backed by a family tradition of boat building
experience since 1925.
Lifetime Limited Warranty
Correct Craft, Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser of each new
Correct Craft boat that, under normal authorized use, the deck, hull and
stringer system shall remain free from structural defects for as long as the boat
is owned by the original retail purchaser.
Transferable Lifetime Limited Warranty
In addition, Correct Craft offers a transferable Lifetime Limited Warranty
covering the deck, hull and stringer system as detailed above. This policy may
be transferred (for a nominal fee) to the second (2nd) purchaser during a
period of five (5) years from the date of delivery to the original retail
purchaser. See your local dealer for details.
Exception: The “Lifetime” and “Transferable” warranties do not cover the
gelcoat nor any other components fastened or applied to the hull or deck.
Gelcoat discoloration, blisters or bubbles and cracks are not considered
structural defects.
Gelcoat Ninety (90) Day Non-Transferable Warranty
Correct Craft, Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser that each new
Correct Craft boat will, under normal authorized use, be free of gelcoat defect
for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of delivery to the original retail
purchaser.
One (1) Year Non-Transferable Warranty
Correct Craft, Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser that each new
Correct Craft boat will, under normal authorized use, be free of defect in
material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of
delivery to the original retail purchaser.
Exceptions
The warranty shall not apply to:
1.) Any Correct Craft boat which has been used at any time for commercial or
racing purposes, as a demonstrator or in a promotional program, ski school
or ski show.
2.) Upholstery, canvas or glass, unless defect is noticed at time of delivery and
notification is given to Correct Craft, Inc. within 10 days thereof.
3.) Underwater gear which includes propeller, propeller shaft, strut, rudder
and fins.
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4.) Chrome plated, anodized or aluminum finished or colorfastness of finishes.
5.) Damage or malfunction of a boat resulting from improper maintenance,
misuse, negligence, improper or inadequate trailering or cradling of boat.
6.) Any addition, modification or repair of the boat, or any component thereof,
by any person or party other than Correct Craft, Inc.,or any defect or
product failure caused by or arising out of any such addition, modification
or repair. Generally, with respect to any product liability issues, Correct
Craft should not be held liable for product defects caused by substantial
changes to the boats by the buyer or any third party not authorized by
Correct Craft, Inc.
7.) Engines, parts or accessories, controls or other products not manufactured
by Correct Craft, Inc. which Correct Craft may use or sell in connection
with Correct Craft boats. To the extent that these parts are warranted,
purchaser must look to the manufacturer warrantor thereof for such
warranty and remedy thereunder for defects in materials or workmanship.
8.) Any and all consequential damages including, but not limited to, cost
incurred for haul-out, launching, towing, and storage charges, telephone or
rental charges of any type, inconveniences, or loss of time or income.
Any defect or damage covered by this warranty shall, at the discretion of
Correct Craft, Inc., be repaired free of charge at an authorized dealership.
Repairs will be warranted only for the remainder of the original warranty
period. Transportation and/or labor to and from the point of repair will be the
responsibility of the owner.
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE
DESCRIPTION OF THE FACE HEREOF. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS
EXPRESSLY MADE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESSED WARRANTIES.
DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE
LIMITED TO AND COINCIDENT TO THE DURATION OF THESE EXPRESSED
WARRANTIES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CORRECT CRAFT, INC.
BE LIABLE TO THE PURCHASER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR LOSS OF
PROFITS OR OTHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT COST, LOSSES OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR AS A RESULT OF
DEFECTS IN PRODUCTS HEREIN ABOVE WARRANTED.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the above limitation may not apply to you. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights
and you also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
This warranty is expressly conditioned upon the completion and return of the
warranty registration card to Correct Craft, Inc. Although not obligated to, and
without creating such an obligation, this will enable us to notify you of any
necessary performance or safety modifications to your boat and to verify
ownership in case a warranty claim is filed on your boat.
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Procedure
In the event your Correct Craft boat has a claim covered by this warranty, the
following procedure shall be followed to secure performance or warranty
obligations:
1.) Notify the selling dealer within 30 days after the discovery of any claimed
defect, or 10 days from the day of delivery in the event of a claimed defect
involving upholstery, canvas or glass.
2.) You may be required to transport the boat, at your expense, to an authorized
dealership for their inspection and/or repair.
3.) Correct Craft, Inc. reserves the right to require further evaluation and/or
information regarding a warranty claim against a boat prior to its repair as
well as designate the place of repair.
Correct Craft, Inc. reserves the right to make changes in prices, color,
specifications, equipment, options, materials, hull, decks, and/or discontinue
models at any time (without notice) and shall be under no obligation to equip
or modify boats built prior to such changes.
Correct Craft, Inc., 6100 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32809,
407/855-4141, FAX 407/851-7844. E-mail address: ski@skinautique.com
Effective 2001 Model Boats.
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Chapter 8
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
The engine in your Nautique will need to be checked and serviced at regular
intervals. You may be able to do some of the maintenance while a Correct
Craft dealer or PCM certified mechanic should be used for the more intensive
work.
WARNING: The maintenance instructions given in this manual are to be
performed with extreme caution. Improper or careless actions on the part
of the person performing maintenance on your boat or engine could
result in severe personal injury, property damage and or death. Before
performing any operating or maintenance procedure covered in this
manual, be certain to read the entire manual to be certain you fully
understand the procedure. Proceed only when you determine that you
may do so in complete safety. Contact your Correct Craft/PCM dealer
for any maintenance service which you are unable to perform in
complete safety.
This manual includes operational instructions and maintenance schedules that
are usually required in normal service. Do not attempt any repairs that are not
specifically covered in this manual. Strict compliance to the recommendations
for lubrication, maintenance, operation etc., will provide you superior
performance and dependable service. Improper maintenance or use of
unsuitable products will affect your warranty coverage.
PCM Delivery Inspection Before you pick up your boat from your dealer, speak
with them to make certain the following items have been checked. Items to be
checked include, but are not limited to:
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Engine oil level
Engine timing
Tension of all belts
Idle speed
Drain plugs in engine
Water lines
Throttle control operation
Alternator output
All lubrication points
Prop shaft alignment
Battery charge
Prop size and nut
All fuel/oil lines
Exhaust hoses/clamps
Water/exhaust leaks
Hull drain plug
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Service For Your PCM Engine
Your PCM engine was manufactured by PCM from the finest materials
available and distributed through your Correct Craft dealer who is in the best
position to provide you with proper service. Your Correct Craft dealer is your
direct contact with PCM authorized service. Your dealer has the necessary
tools and training to properly handle your normal service requirements as well
as supply you with the parts, service and information you may require.
If your Correct Craft dealer is unable to provide you with the parts, service or
information you require, they will contact PCM directly on your behalf. The
PCM Service Department depends on specific and accurate information in
order to aid your dealer to respond to your service and parts needs. Your dealer
has been trained to provide this information.
PCM facilities are dedicated to the manufacturing and distributing of the finest
marine engines available. PCM does not repair engines or engine components
at their locations.
If you are anticipating a trip to an area where you are not aware of the location
of a PCM servicing dealer, contact PCM customer service department prior to
leaving for the location of a PCM dealer where you may be traveling.
For service and/or parts literature, contact your Correct Craft dealer or:
PCM
P.O. Drawer 369
Little Mountain, SC 29075
Service Information Request
When you contact your dealer or PCM for service or parts information, please
include the following:
• Your name, address and phone number.
• Engine and transmission serial and model numbers.
• Date purchased.
• Name of selling or servicing dealer.
• Hull number.
• Number of hours on the hour meter.
• Date of previous correspondence.
• All other pertinent information necessary to allow them to respond properly.
Engine / Transmission Identification
The engine model number and serial number is in different locations, but can
be found on one of these locations:
• On a plate bolted to the intake manifold.
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• On the port valve cover attached to the inside vertical surface at the front.
• On the top and at the front of the port valve cover.
• On a plate bolted on the intake manifold on the port side.
• On the port valve cover just aft of the flame arrestor.
MAINTENANCE
Selecting Engine Oil
The engine crankcase oil should be selected to give the best performance in
your climate and operating conditions. During the hot summer months, use an
oil that has adequate lubrication under high operation temperatures. In cooler
weather, use an oil that will allow easy starting at the lowest temperature you
are likely to encounter. Make note of this when you are changing oil so you
select the right oil for your conditions.
We recommend SAE 40W40 of any good grade automotive oil of correct
viscosity which has an A.P.I. classification of “SH” for use in all PCM engines.
Multiple viscosity oils such as 20W40 and 20W50 which meet the A.P.I.
classification “SH” can be used during cold weather operation. Use the
following air temperature guidelines:
Above 50 degrees F........40W40
32 - 50 degrees F............30W30
Below 32 degrees F........20W50
Engine oil and filter must be changed after the 25 hour break-in period. After
this initial oil change, you should change the oil after every fifty hours of
operation.
Changing the Engine Oil
These instructions are for changing the oil while the boat is on a trailer.
CAUTION: All engine waste fluids are considered to be hazardous wastes.
Be certain these waste fluids are properly and legally disposed of in order
to avoid polluting and or possible citation by the authorities.
CAUTION: Do not operate the engine without cooling water flowing
through the water pump or the neoprene water pump impeller will be
damaged. The best way to insure adequate water flow when the boat is out
of the water is to install a Correct Craft Water Flush. Be aware that some
methods of providing water to the engine can allow water to be injested
into the combustion chamber; possibly resulting in severe engine damage.
Allow the engine to warm up to operating temperature by running it
slowly at idle speed. Watch the water temperature gauge to prevent
overheating.
Never start the engine with the engine box open
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.• Start engine and allow engine to warm up to normal operating temperature.
Turn the engine off.
• Remove the bilge drain plug and insert the oil drain hose down through the
drain hole.
• Remove the fastener at the end of the hose and drain the oil into a suitable
container.
• Position a suitable container under the oil filter in the bilge and remove the
oil filter from the engine. Be careful not to spill oil into the bilge. Spilled oil
must be cleaned up and disposed of in a safe and legal manner.
• Fill a new oil filter 3/4 full by carefully pouring oil into the threaded hole in
the center of the filter. This initial filling of the filter reduces the time the
engine operates without oil flowing through the oil passages when you start
the engine.
• Lubricate the oil filter gasket with engine oil and install the filter until the
gasket lightly contacts the block surface. Tighten the filter an additional 1/4
turn from this point.
• Fill the engine with the proper type and grade of oil for your operating
conditions. This should be about 4 quarts.
• Close the engine box. Make certain there is a supply of water to the engine
water pump. Start the engine and let it run for one minute. Turn the engine
off, lift the engine box and inspect the engine for oil leaks.
• If leaks are present, shut off the engine immediately and repair any leaks.
Repeat the previous step.
• Recheck oil level. If oil level is low, bring up to full mark by adding oil in
small amounts.
• Dispose of oil, filter and cleaning materials in accordance with the applicable
laws.
Engine Crankcase Capacity /Level
CAUTION: The dipstick should be considered the device that insures the
proper oil level. Unless a major variation between oil capacity listed in the
specifications and dipstick readings exist, always use the dipstick to determine
the proper oil level of your engine.
Make sure the boat is level when you check the oil level.
NOTE: BE CERTAIN THE PROPER AMOUNT OF OIL IS IN THE
CRANKCASE AT ALL TIMES. IF THERE IS ANY QUESTION,
CONTACT YOUR CORRECT CRAFT DEALER.
It must be emphasized that every engine, particularly during the break-in
period, uses a certain amount of oil to act as a lubricating and cooling agent.
The initial rate of consumption will gradually decrease until it stabilizes after
approximately 100 hours operation.
The engine oil level should be checked frequently and oil added when
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necessary.
When you check the oil level, the engine should be warm. After you shut the
engine off, wait one minute to allow oil to drain down from the upper engine
cavities to the pan or you will get a false reading. Make sure the dipstick is all
the way down before you pull it out to read the oil level.
The space between the “Full” and “Add” marks represents one U.S. quart. It is
not necessary to add oil unless the level is near the “Add” mark. DO NOT
ALLOW THE OIL LEVEL TO FALL BELOW THE ADD MARK!
Raw Water Strainer
Cooling water comes through the bottom of the
boat via a through-hull fitting. This water
passes through the strainer, transmission oil
cooler, the engine and then out the exhaust. It is
important to always check this filter visually
before you use the boat. This can be done
during the four (4) minute blower operation.
There is a fine wire screen inside the bowl that
collects lake grass and other debris. If you see
this sort of debris in the strainer, unscrew and Water Strainer
remove the bottom of the strainer. Be careful
not to lose the O-ring seal. Lift the screen out and clean the trash off the
screen. Dump out the trash that may be in the bottom of the strainer bowl.
Replace the screen AND THE O-RING gasket and re-install the bowl. Do not
tighten more than hand tight. Remember to close the engine box before you
start the engine.
IMPORTANT: This should always be done before you use your boat. Debris
in the strainer restricts the normal flow of cooling water to your engine, and
may cause overheating and possible engine damage. The strainer bowl retains
water, even when the raw water system has been drained. This water needs to
be dumped out to properly winterize the boat. If the water is not dumped out,
the bowl could be damaged by freezing water. The damaged bowl could cause
overheating during the next season and possible engine damage.
Transmission Cooler
Periodically check the transmission oil cooler water inlet. To remove the hose,
loosen the hose clamp and twist the hose off. Look at the honeycomb-like filter
for any debris that may have gotten past the raw water strainer. Use needle
nose pliers to remove any debris before reassembly.
Replacing Fuel Filter
WARNING: Be careful not to spill fuel; Do not proceed if fuel is spilled.
Gas vapor built up is explosive and could cause severe personal injury,
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property damage or even death. Do not smoke while servicing fuel filters
or other fuel system components. Contact your Correct Craft/PCM
dealer for further assistance.
Fuel filters are standard on all PCM electronic fuel injection engines as a part
of the Fuel Control Cell. The FCC has instructions on the bowl. Follow these
instructions and cautions when replacing the fuel filter element.
Prolonged Storage
If you need to store your boat for an extended period of time we suggest you
use a fuel stabilizer such as STA-BIL to prevent the formation of gum and
varnish in the fuel system. Add the recommended amount to the fuel and run
the engine for a minimum of ten minutes to allow the mixture to enter the fuel
system. The following season should be trouble free. Call (800) 621-1251 for
more information.
NOTE: DO NOT re-use old fuel filter components; always replace with a new
fuel filter and gasket.
Exhaust System
The exhaust system should be periodically inspected for leaks to prevent water
and/or exhaust gases from getting into the boat. Check to make sure the
exhaust “flapper” at the transom is securely attached and working properly. All
defects discovered must be fixed right when they are discovered to insure safe
operation.
WARNING: Removing hoses from the engine while the boat is in the
water may allow water to enter the bilge. This could sink the boat.
Remove hoses only if you have determined you are doing so safely.
WARNING: Never use your boat without the boarding platform
attached. The boarding platform is instrumental in channeling engine
exhaust gasses, including carbon monoxide, away from the stern. Failure
to have the boarding platform properly installed could result in excessive
carbon monoxide levels in the boat. Excessive carbon monoxide levels
can cause injury or death. Never operate this boat without this specially
designed platform in place.
PCM Transmissions
The transmission fluid level should be checked frequently and fluid added if
necessary. The fluid must measure between the two marks (FULL & LOW) on
the dipstick.
Fluid type
All PCM transmissions use DEXRON type transmission fluid
This fluid should be changed once every year. The transmission holds
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approximately 2 quarts of fluid.
CAUTION: Do not operate the engine without cooling water flowing
through the water pump or the neoprene water pump impeller will
become damaged. If you must run the engine with the boat out of the water,
the best way to insure adequate water flow is to install a Correct Craft Fresh
Water Flush. Be aware that some methods of providing water to the engine
can allow water to be injested into the combustion chamber; possibly resulting
in severe engine damage. Allow the engine to warm up to operating
temperature by running it slowly at idle speed. When you run the boat in the
water, run the engine at 1,000 to 1,500 RPM. Watch the water temperature
gauge to prevent overheating.
Maintaining Transmission Fluid Level
• The boat must be sitting level.
• Open the engine box and pull the dipstick straight up and out of the
transmission case.
• Wipe the fluid off of the dipstick with a clean cloth.
• Close engine box.
• Start the engine to fill all the cavities in the transmission and cooler. Make
certain there is cooling water flowing to the water pump. Run the engine for
thirty seconds.
• Shut the engine off, open engine box and push the dipstick all the way down
into the transmission case opening. This step should be performed as quickly
as safety will permit.
• Remove dipstick and note level indicated. Add fluid to bring the level up to
the top mark if necessary.
• If it was necessary to add oil, repeat the previous steps until the level is up to
the top mark. Don’t forget to replace the dipstick when you have finished.
Add oil in small amounts to prevent overfilling. If the transmission is over
filled, the excess will have to be removed to prevent leakage or damage to the
transmission.
Adjusting Water Pump Belt Tension (Ford Engines Only)
• Check the belt tension by pushing down on the upper strand of the belt at a
point midway between the raw water and circulation pump pulleys.
• Belt should depress 1/4” (6.35mm). If it depresses more than 1/4”, adjust the
tension by loosening the water pump mounting bolts and pivoting pump to
obtain correct tension.
• After correct tension has been set, tighten mounting bolts.
Adjusting Alternator Drive Belt Tension
• Check belt tension by pushing down on the upper strand of the belt at a point
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midway between the alternator pulley and the circulating water pump pulley.
• Belt should depress 1/4” (6.35mm). If it depresses more than 1/4”, adjust the
tension by loosening alternator mounting bolts and pivoting the alternator to
obtain correct tension.
• After correct tension has been set, tighten mounting bolts.
If at any time you are unsure of the proper checking or adjusting procedures
consult your Correct Craft dealer for guidance.
Fuel Pumps
There are three different types of fuel pumps currently used on PCM engines.
The three types are:
1) Mechanical
2) High Volume Low Pressure Electrical (Feed)
3) Low Volume High Pressure Electrical (Injection)
Mechanical and low pressure electrical pumps operate at 5 to 7 PSI, while
high pressure pumps operate at 30to 45 PSI, depending on the engine
model.
Electrical Fuel Pump
The electric fuel feed pump used on all PCM engines is a high volume, low
pressure, constant flow, rotary vane pump. It is a fully sealed marine approved
fuel pump. The power source is 12 volt negative (-) ground and the pump
operates at less than 5 amps.
When the ignition is turned on, the ECM closes the fuel pump relay causing
the fuel pump to run.
If the ECM does not receive ignition reference pulses (engine cranking or
running), it shuts “off” the fuel pump relay, causing the fuel pump to stop.
An inoperative fuel pump relay will result in an “Engine Cranks But Won’t
Run” condition.
PCM Fuel Control Cell
An inboard marine engine with electronic fuel injection can encounter several
problems with fuel delivery which can cause poor performance or even result
in an engine that will not run. A few of the problems which can occur due to
an improperly designed fuel delivery system are:
1.) Vapor lock
2.) Debris in the Fuel
3.) Water Ingestion
4.) Air Ingestion
The FCC addresses these problems by eliminating vapor lock and air ingestion
caused by fuel tank slosh and provides the necessary EFI filtration and water
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separation.
The PCM FCC is designed to properly deliver fuel to your electronically fuel
injected (EFI) PCM marine engine under various operating conditions. The
FCC is the first unit to combine a submersible high pressure electric fuel
pump, fuel filter and water separator element in one unit. All fuel passes
through the filter and water separator before being pumped to the fuel rail.
The system has been coupled with the proper sized feed pump to address the
different problems encountered by a marine inboard electronically fuel
injected engine. The FCC addresses and corrects all fuel delivery system
problems we are currently aware of and does so with a minimum of electromechanical components.
To insure reliable maintenance-free operation, the FCC does not use floats,
electric switches or other devices to regulate the fuel flow or level of the fuel.
Moving components, electronic switches or contacts submerged in gasoline
will eventually corrode, varnish or wear out and will require future
maintenance. The design goal for the FCC was to provide maximum reliability
while eliminating unnecessary components.
Principals of Operations
The FCC incorporates two fuel pumps to provide an uninterrupted flow of fuel
to your PCM engine. Fuel is fed into the FCC by a low pressure, high volume
electric fuel pump and also through the fuel pressure regulator that recirculates
unused fuel from the fuel rail. This low pressure pump pushes fuel at a volume
that is greater than the engine can use at maximum throttle. The high pressure
pump inside the FCC bowl provides the necessary injector fuel pressure and
volume to maintain proper engine performance and always has enough fuel to
meet the maximum fuel requirements of the engine. The fuel pressure
regulator on the engine controls fuel pressure and maintains a constant
pressure across the fuel delivery system. Fuel not used by the engine is
returned to the FCC canister. Fuel exits the FCC bowl at two points. The high
pressure output pump sends fuel to the fuel injection system. All excess fuel
in the FCC canister is routed back to the tank via the return line.
Battery
WARNING! Hydrogen and oxygen are produced during normal battery
operation or charging. Sparks or flames near the vent openings can cause this
mixture to ignite and explode. Sulfuric acid in the battery can cause serious
burns if spilled on the skin or in the eyes. Proper eye protection and protective
clothing should be worn when performing battery maintenance. Flush away
acid spills immediately with clear water. Contact a physician for medical
treatment if acid comes in contact with your body.
A fully charged battery is your best insurance that your boat will start each
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time you want to go skiing. Batteries tend to discharge when not in use. The
rate of discharge varies with the condition of the battery and/or the entire
electrical system.
When checking the battery condition after a reasonable period of disuse, you
may get a reading of 10 - 11 1/2 volts on a voltmeter. If the reading is 10 volts
or below, the battery should be charged by either a charging device or by
running the boat. If you start the boat, the voltage should immediately rise.
Within one or two minutes the reading on the voltmeter should begin to level
off at 13 - 14 volts. If the voltage does not rise or rises and stays above 15
volts, have the charging system checked out at your Correct Craft dealer.
Battery
Your battery should have 500 cold cranking amps @ zero degrees F (-18 c),
170 amps for a load test and 80 minutes of 25 amp rate reserve capacity. Do
not reverse the battery cables on battery terminals. Do not spark battery cables
against the terminals to check polarity. Damage to the charging system
components may result if these precautions are not observed.
Important: The engine electrical system is negative ground. Failure to connect
battery leads accordingly will damage the electrical system.
Fuel
Use any good grade of automotive regular or premium gasoline with a
minimum average octane rating of 89. An 87 average octane gasoline may be
used if 89 octane is not available.
New U.S. regulation requires posting average of research and motor octane:
(R+M)/2.
Fuel will deteriorate during prolonged storage, causing damage to the fuel
system gaskets, plastic parts and clogging the passages. Using a fuel stabilizer
can help prevent this.
Do not use fuel that contains methanol alcohol or more than 10% ethanol
alcohol. If pinging and/or other pre-ignition or detonation signs are present, a
mechanical problem may exist which requires immediate attention by a
qualified marine technician.
PCM reserves the right to refuse warranty on parts that are damaged from
using an improper gasoline or engines improperly stored.
Engine Component Specifications
All these parts are marine approved and are required by law to insure the safety
of the public. Repair or replacement in a manner inconsistent with its original
configuration or replacement with a non-approved part is dangerous and could
be a violation of the law.
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CAUTION: Your Nautique comes equipped with a safety switch located
next to the throttle that has a lanyard. This switch must be operational or
the engine will not start or run.
WARNING! DO NOT bypass breakers or fuses under any circumstances short
of an emergency. Severe damage to the electrical system and/or personal
danger to the operator and other occupants of the boat could occur.
Engine Circuit Breakers on EFI Engines
The entire electrical system of the PCM GT40 engine is protected by a 60 amp
circuit breaker. The ignition system is protected by its own 12 1/2 amp and the
fuel pump circuit by its own 15 amp breaker. All protective devices are
located on a panel at the rear of the engine.
PCM GM-based fuel injected engines have three fuses and a 60 amp circuit
breaker located at the rear of the engine behind the fuel injection ECM. The
60 amp breaker protects the entire electrical system. The fuses protect the
following EFI circuits.
A. Fuel Pump Fuse - 15 amp
B. Injector/ ECM Fuse - 10 amp
C. ECM/ Battery Fuse - 15 amp
If the engine quits or will not start, turn off all accessories. If the battery has
enough power to crank the engine using the starter, the breakers should be reset
as follows: Push firmly on the red button of each breaker or replace any bad
fuse. After the breaker is reset or the fuse is replaced, you should be able the
start the engine.
If any breaker disconnects or fuse again blows or if resetting does not resolve
the problem, bring you boat to your Correct Craft dealer to have a qualified
marine mechanic inspect the engine to determine the cause of the problem.
Alternator is Rated for 50 Amps The regulator is integral solid state.
EFI Engines
Fuel injected engines are equipped with maintenance free distributors. No
lubrication or maintenance is necessary for the life of your PCM engine.
Cooling System
The cooling system of each PCM engine incorporates a full circulation bypass
system, permitting a full flow of water through the engine, even during
warmup.
Two heavy-duty marine-type pumps are used to pump the water. A flexible
impeller supply pump is used to keep the system full and to cool the exhaust
system. A high volume circulation pump maintains full water circulation in the
engine to prevent steam pockets and hot spots. This assures longer valve and
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piston ring life. A heavy-duty thermostat is used to control the amount of
water which is discharged from the engine after the desired operating
temperature is reached. The discharged water is automatically replaced by
cool raw water from the supply side, maintaining a stable engine temperature
through an exceptionally simple system. The hot water is discharged into the
exhaust manifold water jackets.
If the engine begins to overheat, stop the boat immediately. Check the water
intake on the bottom of the boat, water strainer and the transmission oil cooler
for obstructions. Check the water pump drive belts for proper tension and
possible slippage. Look at the water lines for possible kinks.
WARNING: Removal of hoses from the engine while the boat is in the water
may allow water to enter the bilge and could sink the boat. Remove hoses only
if you have determined you can do so in complete safety.
On a Ford engine, a partial inspection of the flexible impeller of the supply
pump can be made. Remove the top hose and drive belt from the supply pump
and look into the pump chamber while slowly turning the pump pulley. A
badly damaged impeller may be detected by doing this.
If a problem is found and corrected, do not attempt to restart the engine until
it has cooled down to normal temperature. This is important to prevent engine
damage due to thermal shock.
Fresh Water Cooling
Engines manufactured with an optional fresh water cooling system are
identified with an “X” in the second position from the left in the model
identifier on the engine identification tag.
The PCM freshwater cooling system consists of two (2) sections. The raw
water section and the self contained fresh water section which is filled with a
fifty-fifty mixture of anti-freeze and water.
The coolant in the freshwater section circulates through the engine block,
heads and the intake manifold absorbing the heat created by the engine
operation. When the engine is at operating temperature, the thermostat allows
coolant to flow around the sides of the tubes in a heat exchanger where heat is
transferred to the raw water flowing through the center of the heat exchanger
tubes. The raw water is then directed into the manifolds and risers where it
mixes with the exhaust.
If your engine begins to overheat, you should inspect this heat exchanger as
well as the previously mentioned areas.
Checking Coolant Level
WARNING: Reservoir is equipped with a 14 lb. (6.35kg) pressure cap. DO
NOT remove the pressure cap when the engine is hot. This could cause
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personal injury. ALWAYS ALLOW THE ENGINE TO COOL OFF BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE THE PRESSURE CAP. To remove the
pressure cap, turn it a quarter of a turn to the left and allow pressure in the
cooling system to escape. After the pressure is released, turn the cap all the
way off.
The fresh water section of the heat exchanger should be checked each time you
use the boat for proper coolant level. Coolant should be maintained at least one
(1) inch (2.54cm) below the pressure cap seat in the expansion tank to allow
room for coolant expansion.
If the coolant is escaping from the system, inspect the system components for
leakage and correct as necessary. Pressure test the cap to insure proper
operation. A defective cap may allow coolant to escape through the overflow
during engine operation and be extremely difficult to detect. Contact your
Correct Craft dealer at once if this problem can not be resolved by the above
procedures.
Winterization Instructions
Long periods of storage can adversely affect the internal parts of the engine
and fuel systems unless proper methods of preservation are used. Most
Correct Craft dealers offer proper winterization services. If such service is not
available or not utilized, the following procedures should be followed.
IMPORTANT: The following information is a guide to aid you in preparing
your engine for prolonged storage. It is not intended to be an all inclusive
instruction manual. After reading the guide completely, if you realize you
do not have the proper tools or feel you do not understand any instructions,
DO NOT attempt to begin this process. To proceed without a complete
understanding of these instructions could result in severe engine damage.
See your authorized PCM dealer. If you elect to proceed with the procedures
outlined here, you agree to hold Correct Craft Inc. and PCM harmless should
the engine be damaged or personal injury occur as a result of your actions.
WARNING: In order to prevent personal injury to you or others in the
boat, whenever the engine is running, the engine box must be closed.
Never operate the engine with the engine box open or while someone is
in the proximity of the moving parts of the engine or transmission.
Never open the engine box unless the engine is shut off and the engine’s
rotating parts are stationary and remain in a stationary position.
Rotating machinery can cause injury and even death if an accident
should occur.
THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE COMPLETED
PRIOR TO REMOVING THE BOAT FROM THE WATER AND
APPLY TO ALL PCM ENGINES.
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Before storing, it is recommended that the fuel tank be filled to approximately
3/4’s full. Calculate the necessary amount of fuel stabilizer such as Sta-bil and
add the stabilizer to the fuel tank. Fill the tank to approximately 3/4’s full and
run the engine a sufficient length of time to ensure the fuel is properly
distributed through the engine fuel system.
WARNING: Before starting your engine, always ventilate the engine
compartment by running a properly operating bilge blower for at least four
(4) minutes to remove any gas fumes from the engine compartment. It is
important to check for fuel spillage or leaks after repairing or refueling.
Warm engine up to normal operating temperature. Turn engine off.
Change crankcase oil and oil filter.
Start engine and allow to idle for five (5) minutes. Turn engine off.
CAUTION: Allow the engine to cool down to avoid burning yourself on
hot engine parts before continuing with the following steps.
Remove all the spark plugs wires from the spark plugs, being very careful to
mark each one. Remove all the spark plugs. Pour approximately 1 teaspoon
of preservative oil into each spark plug hole. This oil will drain down into
the cylinder. Turn the crankshaft several revolutions by hand to spread the
oil evenly through the cylinders.
CAUTION: Do not use the starter to turn the engine over.
Install spark plugs and connect the proper spark plug wires. (When you
recommission the boat, it will be necessary to remove spark plugs and spin
engine to eliminate all possible oil prior to restarting.)
The following instructions should be done after the boat is removed
from the water and apply to all PCM engines.
Remove, empty and clean the fuel filter shell. Reinstall with a new fuel
filter and gasket.
NOTE: DO NOT re-use old fuel filter components; always replace with a
new fuel filter and gasket.
Remove plug from the transmission oil cooler and the elbow between the
thermostat housing and the circulating pump or remove hose from the water
pump on engine block of engines without elbows.
Remove drain plugs and / or hoses from rear or lower end of both exhaust
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manifolds. Using a garden hose, flush both manifolds by removing the plugs
at the front or the two hoses feeding water from the thermostat housing to the
manifolds.
Disconnect the hose from the inlet fittings of the raw water supply pump and
lower the end to drain any water that may be trapped.
Remove the raw water supply pump and remove the impeller. If inspection
proves the impeller is in good condition, store it in an accessible spot for
reinstallation at the end of the storage period. A damaged or badly worn
impeller should be discarded and a new one installed at the end of the
storage period. Removing the impeller during storage will prevent the
impeller vanes from drying and taking a permanent “set.”
Loosen water pump and alternator drive belts. Re-tighten to proper tension
before starting engine.
FRESH WATER COOLING ENGINES ONLY
On fresh water cooled engines with antifreeze in the cooling system, remove
hoses from the rear of the manifolds for draining. Drain raw water from the
heat exchanger and oil coolers by removing drain plugs and all raw water
hoses (1” or 1 1/4” ID hoses only) by removing them from their fitting.
Test the antifreeze solution to be sure it is strong enough to offer full
protection against freezing. Antifreeze should be changed after winterization
each year.
RAW WATER COOLED ENGINES ONLY
Remove drain plugs on both sides of the engine block and engine oil cooler.
Probe holes with a short piece of wire to make certain all the water has
drained from the engine.
CAUTION! THE GM 5.7 KNOCK SENSOR IS LOCATED IN THE
DRAIN HOLE FOR THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENGINE BLOCK. DO
NOT DROP THE SENSOR OR IT MAY BE DAMAGED. WHEN
REINSTALLING THE SENSOR, MAKE SURE THE THREADS ARE
CLEAN AND TORQUE THE SENSOR 11 - 16 LB. FT.
When draining is completed, flush the block using a garden hose to flush salt
water or water with high silt content from the engine.
Allow to drain completely.
Install the block drain plugs and securely install the plug in the water pump
elbow, if equipped, reinstall any hoses removed and reinstall manifold plugs.
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Remove the block feed hose from the connection on the raw water supply
pump. Elevate the end of the hose to a level higher than the top of the
thermostat housing. Through the hose, fill the engine with a solution of 50%
clean water and 50% permanent antifreeze such as Zerex or Prestone.
This helps prevent drying out the seals and gaskets, preventing the formation
of hard dry scale in the water jackets and prevents freezing damage due to
isolated pockets of trapped water that remains in the block.
When the system has been filled with the antifreeze mixture, reconnect and
tighten the water hose to the water pump.
Exhaust pipes and engine air intakes should be closed off during prolonged
storage periods to minimize condensation inside the engine.
Remove the battery and store in an area where above-freezing temperatures
are maintained.
CAUTION: WHEN REINSTALLING THE BATTERY AFTER
WINTERIZATION, BE SURE IT IS FULLY CHARGED. MAKE
CERTAIN TO CONNECT THE POSITIVE CABLE TO THE POSITIVE
BATTERY TERMINAL AND THE NEGATIVE CABLE TO THE
NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL. DO NOT REVERSE THE
CONNECTIONS.
Winter Storage of Batteries
Battery companies are not responsible for battery damage either in winter
storage or in dealer stock if the following instruction are not followed.
Remove battery from it’s installation as soon as possible. Be sure vent caps
are tight. Wash the battery with a diluted ammonia or soda solution to
neutralize any acid present. Flush with clean water to remove grease, sulfate
and dirt from the top surface. Wipe off all excess water with clean rags.
Check water level, making sure that the battery plates are covered with
water.
When adding distilled water to the battery, be extremely careful not to fill
more than 3/16” (4.8mm) above the perforated baffles inside the battery.
Battery solution or electrolyte expands from the heat caused by charging. If
the water level is more than the 3/16” (4.8mm), the electrolyte will overflow
during charging.
Grease terminal posts well with cup grease or multipurpose lubricant and
store the battery in a cool, dry place. Remove battery from storage every 30
- 45 days, check water level and put on charge for 5 - 6 hours at 6 amps.
DO NOT FAST CHARGE !
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Recommissioning
Assemble water pump and reinstall on engine
Remove spark plugs and rotate engine by hand several times to remove oil
from the cylinders. Do not use the starter to rotate the engine. Replace all
the plugs and connect plug wires to the correct plugs.
Install battery, making sure it is fully charged. Clean and lubricate terminals.
Check cooling system to be sure all hoses are the water pump are properly
attached.
Re-adjust alternator drive belt and water pump drive belt tension.
Check engine alignment.
Check engine and transmission oil levels.
Check engine mount fasteners.
Before starting engine, refer to the instructions for starting in this manual.
Flushing Instruction
IMPORTANT: Drain the raw water section of the cooling system as part of the
winterizing process for proper freeze protection. Failure to drain this water
could damage the heat exchanger and possibly damage the engine during
subsequent use.
When the boat is operated in salt water, flush the engine with fresh water
periodically and before storage. If the engine is flushed while the boat is in the
water, the water intake must have a sea cock installed between the water
pickup and the water pump inlet.
CAUTION: Do not operate the engine without cooling water flowing
through the water pump or the neoprene water pump impeller will
become damaged. If you must run the engine with the boat out of the water,
attach a water hose to the pump inlet and run the engine slowly (650 - 700
RPM) in neutral to circulate the water. DO NOT increase engine speed above
1,000 RPM or water pump damage may occur. If running the engine with the
boat in the water, run the engine at 1,000 to 1,500 RPM. Watch the water
temperature gauge to prevent overheating.
WARNING: The maintenance instructions given in this manual are to
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be performed with extreme caution. Improper or careless actions on the
part of the person performing maintenance on your boat or engine could
result in severe personal injury, property damage and or death. Before
performing any operating or maintenance procedure covered in this
manual, be certain to read the entire manual in be certain you fully
understand the procedure. Proceed only when you determine that you
may do so in complete safety. Contact your Correct Craft/PCM dealer
for any maintenance service which you are unable to perform in
complete safety.
Note: The GM 8.1 Liter engine’s timing is fixed and can not be changed and
the firing order is 18726543. Cylinder numbering is the same as in the above
illustration.
PCM Python Engine Note: Caution: The PCM Python is a highperformance engine and may use more oil per engine hour of operation than
other engines. Be sure to check the oil on a very regular basis, at least every
two or three hours of operation. Failure to remedy an engine with insufficient
oil could cause severe engine damage.
Cylinder Number Locations
FORD BASED ENGINES
GM BASED ENGINES
LEFT HAND ROTATION
LEFT HAND ROTATION
FRONT
FRONT
FIRING ORDER
FIRING ORDER
1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
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Maintenance Chart This chart indicates the intervals at which maintenance should
be performed by a qualified person. Maintenance operations require caution to prevent
personal injury and/or property damage. Proceed only after you have determined you
may do so in complete safety or contact your Correct Craft dealer to perform this
maintenance.
We recommend checking and servicing your boat at the most frequent interval listed
below.
The inspection and maintenance schedule is based on average operating conditions
and utility service. Under severe operation, the intervals should be shortened.
CAUTION: All engine waste fluids are considered to be hazardous wastes. Be
certain these waste fluids are properly and legally disposed of in order to avoid
polluting and or possible citation by authorities.
Service or check at the most
frequent interval is recommended
Before At the
each
first 25
use
hours
Engine oil level
x
Change engine oil and filter
Transmission oil level
x
Raw water strainer...sand or weeds
x
Water pump and alternator belt tension
x
Fuel system hoses and connections for leaks
x
Cooling system hoses/connections for leaks
x
Look for loose, damaged or missing parts
x
Every Every Once
50
100
each
hours hours year
x
x
x
x
x
1
1
1
1
x
x
x
x
x
x
The following should be done by a qualified technician
Propeller shaft alignment
Change transmission fluid
x
x
Clean the flame arrestor
x
x
Clean crankcase ventilating system
x
x
Change fuel filter
x
Check the condition of spark plugs
x
Check battery electrolyte level
x
x
Check all electrical connections
x
x
Lubricate throttle and shift linkage pivot points
2
2
x
x
1) If the engine overheats, visually check the raw water strainer. If there are
weeds, sand or debris, clean it out as described previously.
2) 30w engine oil.
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Engine Troubleshooting
IMPORTANT: The following chart is a guide to aid you find and correct
minor engine malfunctions. If the problem has not been corrected after
following this guide, NO NOT attempt further repairs. See your Correct Craft
dealer.
WARNING: Before attempting any checks or repairs, the battery cables
MUST BE REMOVED from the battery to prevent possible personal injury
and damage to equipment.
Trouble: Starter will not turn over.
Put control lever into the neutral position (straight up)
Clean and tighten the cables on the battery
Check electrolyte level in battery
Attach emergency cut-off lanyard to switch and yourself
Trouble: Engine will not start or is hard to start
Add fuel to the tank
Inspect fuel filter for a clog. Replace if necessary
Engine may be flooded. See flooded engine instructions in chpt 2
Inspect spark plugs: clean / gap or replace
Inspect distributor. Clean / replace
Check all electrical wires for wear or solid connection
Emergency cut-off switch not connected
Fuel tank vent clogged. Return the boat to dealer for service
Trouble: Poor engine idling or misses when idling
Check spark plug wires for corrosion
Inspect plugs; clean / gap or replace
Check electrolyte level in battery
Inspect distributor. Clean / replace
Fuel tank vent clogged. Return the boat to dealer for service
Inspect fuel filter for a clog. Replace if necessary
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Trouble: Engine misses under acceleration or at high speed
Inspect distributor. Clean / replace
Inspect spark plugs: clean / gap or replace
Trouble: Oil pressure drops
Check oil level in the engine
Check oil filter for clog. Drain oil and replace filter
Trouble: Engine backfires
Make certain the spark plug wires are on the correct plugs
Trouble: Alternator will not charge the battery
Make certain the alternator belt is adequately tight
Check alternator wires for solid connections and wear
Tighten all loose bolts on the alternator
Check electrolyte level in battery
Trouble: Performance loss and poor acceleration
Inspect throttle cables to insure throttle is opening fully.
Inspect throttle cables for obstructions / binding conditions
Water in the bilge. Pump out the water
Boat may be overloaded. Reduce the load inside the boat
Inspect fuel filter for a clog. Replace if necessary
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PCM Chevrolet APEX
Displacement CID / liter
350/5.7
Bore (inches)
4.0”
Stroke (inches)
3.480”
Compression ratio
9.4 : 1
Horsepower @ 5,000 RPM
320
Battery recommended Min. CCA
500
note #4
Fuel injection (Multi Point)
8 (30#)
note #1
Spark plug number 14mm
MR43LTS (AC)
MAX (Intermittent)RPM
5,000
note #9
Continuous cruise RPM’s (max)
4,000
note #2
Idle speed (in forward gear)
650 - 700
ECM
Distributor (marine approved)
Delco Elec.
note #1
Ignition timing@1,000 rpm
10 BTDC
note #3 / 11
Spark plug gap
.045”
Firing order
1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 note #6
Fuel pump (low pressure feed)
5-6 psi
note #1
Fuel pump (high pressure injector)
40 - 45 psi
note #1 / 10
Oil pan capacity
6 qt. @ zero degree
Oil filter
PH 30 (Fram)
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PCM Ford GT-40
Displacement CID / liter
351/5.8
Bore (inches)
4.0”
Stroke (inches)
3.5”
Compression ratio
8.3 : 1
Horsepower @ 5,000 RPM
310
Battery recommended Min. CCA
500
Fuel injection (Multi Point)
8 (24#)
note #4
Spark plug number 14mm
AWSF22
note #7
MAX (Intermittent)RPM
4,800
note #9
Continuous cruise RPM’s (max)
4,000 - 4,200
note #2
Idle speed (in forward gear)
650 - 700
ECM
Distributor (marine approved)
Motorcraft
note #1
Ignition timing@1,000 rpm
5 BTDC
note #3 A/B
Spark plug gap
.045”
Firing order
1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 note #6
Fuel pump (low pressure feed)
5-6 psi
note #1
Fuel pump (high pressure injector)
39 (+/- 3)psi
note #10
Oil pan capacity
4 qt.
note #5
Oil filter
PH 8A (Fram)
note #12
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PCM Chevrolet Python
Displacement CID / liter
496 / 8.1
Bore (inches)
4.25”
Stroke (inches)
4.37”
Compression ratio
9.1 : 1
Horsepower @ 5,000 RPM
425
Battery recommended Min. CCA
600
note #4
Fuel injection (Multi Point)
8
ECM
Spark plug number 14mm
Platinum TJ 14R-P15
MAX (Intermittent)RPM
5,000
note #9
Continuous cruise RPM’s (max)
3,800 - 4,000
note #2
Idle speed (in forward gear)
650
ECM
Distributor (marine approved)
None
ECM
Ignition timing@1,000 rpm
Preset
ECM
Spark plug gap
.060”
Firing order
1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3 ECM
Fuel pump (low pressure feed)
5-6 psi
note #1
Fuel pump (high pressure injector)
43 (+/-2)psi
note #1
Oil pan capacity
8 qt.
note #5
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PCM Chevrolet 305
Displacement CID / liter
305/5.0
Bore (inches)
3.75”
Stroke (inches)
3.480”
Compression ratio
9.4 : 1
Horsepower @ 5,000 RPM
275
Battery recommended Min. CCA
500
note #4
Fuel injection (Multi Point)
TBI
note #1
Spark plug number 14mm
MR43LTS (AC)
MAX (Intermittent)RPM
4,800
note #9
Continuous cruise RPM’s (max)
4,000
note #2
Idle speed (in forward gear)
650 - 700
ECM
Distributor (marine approved)
Delco Elec.
note #1
Ignition timing@ 700
10 BTDC
note #3 / 11
Spark plug gap
.045”
Firing order
1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 note #6
Fuel pump (low pressure feed)
5-6 psi
note #1
Fuel pump (high pressure injector)
32 psi
note #1 / 10
Oil pan capacity
6 qt. @ zero degree
Oil filter
PH 30 (Fram)
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Note #1 This part is a special "
MARINE APPROVED" part and is
required by law to insure the safety of the public. Repair or replacement in a
manner inconsistent with its original configuration or replacement with a nonapproved part is not only dangerous, but could be in violation of the law.
Note #2 Do not cruise at high limits of above range, unless propped to turn at
or near maximum RPM's at full throttle
Note #3 A. Before setting ignition timing of EFI engines, the ECM on the
GM TBI and MPI, must be set to the service mode and / or the SPOUT
connector of the GT40, located near the engine oil fill tube, must be
disconnected. Reconnect after setting timing.
B. Unleaded fuel of proper octane is recommended. Do not use fuels
which contain methanol alcohol or more than 10% ethanol alcohol. If pinging
and / or other pre-ignition or detonation signs are present, a mechanical
problem may exist which requires immediate attention by a qualified marine
technician.
Note #4 CCA Ratings are absolute minimums. Larger batteries are better
suited for longer life and owner satisfaction WARNING: NO NOT reverse
battery cables on battery terminals. DO NOT spark battery cables against
terminals to check polarity. Damage to charging system components may
result if these precautions are not observed.
Note #5 When changing the oil filter, run the engine and add only enough oil
to bring the level back to the full mark on the dipstick to replenish the amount
used by the filter.
Note #6 Spark plug wire routing diagrams are pictured on page 8.18
Note #7 Numbers listed are MOTORCRAFT numbers. AUTOLITE #303 or
3303 are equivalents to replace MOTORCRAFT # ASF32M AUTOLITE
#763 in an equivalent to replace MOTORCRAFT # AWSF 22.
Note #8 6 quarts at 0 degree installed angle and 5 quarts at 15 degree installed
angle. Dipstick calibrated full at 15 degrees and ¼ above full and low mark
on HPO 454 (LN) When changing the oil filter, run the engine and add only
enough oil to bring the level back to full mark on the dipstick to replenish the
amount used by the filter.
Note #9 The PCM engine has electronic spark and RPM limiting control
incorporated into the Electronic Control Module (ECM). Reduction in engine
performance will be noted if excessive mechanical noise, detonation or spark
knock is present.
Note #10 Fuel pressure reading listed for mulit point fuel injection is checked
with the ignition on and the engine not running or with the engine running and
the vacuum hose removed from the fuel pressure regulator. Fuel pressure on
PCM engines equipped with a TBI may be checked either while the engine is
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running or not running. There is no vacuum hose on the fuel pressure
regulator of a PCM engine equipped with TBI.
Note #11 GM based engines with Delco ignition systems and ECM controlled
spark timing must be put into service mode before checking or setting the base
timing. GM based engines with Delco ignition systems and distributor
controlled timing require that AFTER THE ENGINE IS STARTED AND
RUNNING an initial timing wire must be attached to the 12 volt B+ voltage
source. Do not connect this wire to a 12 volt B+ voltage source until after the
engine is running. If this wire is connected to a 12 volt B+ source while the
engine is being started, the ignition control module (ICM) in the distributor
may be damaged. If the engine shuts off and must be restarted while this wire
is connected to a 12 volt B+ source, DETACH THIS WIRE BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO RESTART THE ENGINE.
Note #12 All engines equipped with remote oil filters use a Fram PH8A or
equivalent filter.
Wire colors
Red
12 volt power
Black
12 volt ground
Pink
Fuel tank sender to gauge
Green
Bonding wire (grounds fuel fill and tank)
Purple
Ignition / instruments / emergency shut off switch
Orange
Options
Dark Blue
Gauge lights
Yellow
Blower / clock / air/water temp
Light Blue
Oil pressure sending unit
Gray
Bow light / stern light / tach wire signal / amp (hot)
Purple / red
Starter relay
Tan
Engine water temp sending unit
Light Green
Water temp warning light
Orange/Red
Hot to LCS pump
Orange / Green
Stbd ballast gauge
Orange/Black
Shower / stern seat slide
Orange / Blue
Horn
Orange/Yellow
Hot to LCS pump
Yellow/Red
Ignition start
White / Black
Speakers
Green/Black
Speakers
Purple / Black
Speakers
Gray / Black
Speakers
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Chapter 9
SERVICE RECORDS
IMPORTANT: Ownership Change Information
If you are the owner of a Pleasurecraft Marine engine which is out of warranty and
would like to notify us of your ownership, please fill out this OWNERSHIP CHANGE
FORM and return it to:
Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Company
P.O. Drawer 369
Little Mountain, SC 29075
Name _______________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________
City______________________________State _____________Zip ______________
I am the new owner of a Pleasurecraft Marine Engine with the following identification
numbers: (for location of numbers see your Owner’s Manual)
Engine model
______________________________________________________
Serial Number
______________________________________________________
Gear Model
______________________________________________________
Serial Number
______________________________________________________
Previous Owner:
Name _______________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________
City______________________________State _____________Zip ______________
Purchased From ______________________________________Date _____________
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PROBLEM NOTIFICATION FORM
Important: All blanks must be completed to insure proper identification of your
engine which is necessary to properly understand your request.
When completed mail this form to:
Pleasurecraft Marine
P.O. Drawer 369
Little Mountain, SC 29075
Engine Model _________________________________________________________
Serial Number ________________________________________________________
Owner Information
Name _______________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________
City______________________________State _____________Zip ______________
Phone Daytime _____________________Evening ____________________________
Selling Dealer ________________________________________________________
Dealer's Address ______________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Date of Purchase ___________________ Boat Model ________________________
I would like to inform you of a problem I have experienced with the above engine.
My problem is:
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
My boat is located at:
Address _____________________________________________________________
Telephone(____)_______________________________________________________
City _________________________ State _________________ Zip _____________
Requesters Signature __________________________________ Date _____________
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Warranty Transfer
The PCM Limited warranty is transferable to a subsequent purchaser, but only
for the remainder of the unused portion of the warranty term. This will not
apply to products used in commercial applications.
DIRECT SALE BY OWNER
The second purchaser can be registered as the owner and retain the unused
portion of the warranty term by sending in the original owner’s plastic
Warranty Registration Card, a copy of the bill of sale showing the date sold to
the second owner, as well as a completed Warranty Transfer Application.
A new Warranty Registration Card will be issued to the second owner and the
factory computer will reflect the change.
There is a transfer fee which must be submitted via certified check with the
Transfer Application to PCM, P.O. Drawer 369, Little Mountain SC, 29075.
The amount of the transfer fee (currently $100.00) is the fee amount in effect
at the time of actual transfer of the warranty. Contact your PCM dealer or PCM
to determine that amount prior to submitting this application.
OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR
LOCAL PCM DEALER OR THE PCM WARRANTY SERVICES AT (803) 345-1337
FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM.
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PCM WARRANTY TRANSFER APPLICATION
IMPORTANT! PURCHASER PLEASE NOTE: The checks listed below are
designed to insure the safety and satisfaction of you, the owner. Therefore, we
require that the following checks be performed at your expense by a qualified
technician prior to delivery. By signing the check list, the technician certifies
that he has checked the installation and operation of the engine and finds it to
be performing properly. The owner or his agent should perform similar
inspections periodically to identify any potential problems before they occur
and to have any suspected defects checked and corrected immediately.
PRE DELIVERY CHECK LIST
Technician: Please check off all points and sign below.
Check engine oil
Check shaft alignment
Check timing
Check drive lube
Check control adjustments
Check exhaust hoses & clamps
Check battery charge
Check control travel
Check alternator for charge and level
Tighten all water lines
Tighten all drain plugs
Check all lube points
Check belts for tension
Set idle speed
Check for leaks, water, oil and exhaust
Check prop size and rotation
Engine Model: _____________________________Engine Serial:________________
Trans. Serial: ______________________________# of Engine Hours:
Date sold to 1st owner: __________________________________________________
Date sold to 2nd owner: _________________________________________________
I hereby certify that I have completed the pre-delivery checklist on engine
# ________________________________________ and I have corrected any
discrepancies or inconsistencies revealed by these checks. ___________
Technician’s signature ______________________________________Date: _______
Company Name _______________________________________________________
Purchaser’s signature _______________________________________Date : _______
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Supplemental Correct Craft/
PCM Customer Protection Addendum
In accordance with a special agreement between PCM and Correct Craft, Inc.,
all 2001 PCM Engines installed in 2001 Correct Craft Boats will be protected,
subject to the terms of the PCM warranty, for a period of three (3) years. This
addendum does not modify the PCM warranty as printed in the PCM operators
manual, which states;
“No distributor, dealer, agent or employee of PCM is authorized to grant any
other or further warranty or incur any additional warranty obligation on
PCM’s behalf, in connection with the sale of its products.”
This agreement is for the 2001 model year only and affects PCM engines
based on GM base engines only.
This addendum is a separate agreement for additional consideration received
by PCM from Correct Craft for the 2001 model year.
This agreement is for the benefit of, and is notification to Correct Craft
customers who purchase GM based PCM engines, that the PCM warranty
department will honor claims for engine problems experienced by the owners
of 2001 Correct Craft Boats for three (3) years as if those claims were made
during the published term of the standard PCM warranty.
Claims outside warranty standard provisions will not be considered either
during the normal warranty period or under this agreement.
This Addendum is to be inserted following the standard PCM warranty
statement in the Operators manual and is to become a part of the PCM
Operators manual supplied to Correct Craft and sent with each boat to the
owner.
This Addendum contains the full agreement and no distributor, dealer, agent
or employee of PCM is authorized to grant any other or further warranty or
incur any additional warranty obligation on PCM’s behalf, in connection with
the sale of its products.
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NAUTIQUE FRIEND PROGRAM
It has been proven that experience and word-of-mouth are important
promotional tools. Enthusiastic boat owners talk to their friends. Our statistics
reveal that a high percentage of our Nautique owners learned about Correct
Craft through a friend. We want to show our appreciation to these friends.
One year after the purchase date listed on an owner’s warranty card, we send
a “NEW OWNER SATISFACTION SURVEY”. For the completion and return
of this form, we offer a first anniversary gift of a Fashion Nautique T-shirt. It
is our desire to keep in touch with our Correct Craft family of boat owners. We
value our owners’ comments and want to hear about the things we do right
and/or the things we need to improve. One of the questions asked is, “How did
you learn of Correct Craft?” This section adds a statement, “If a friend
influenced you, please list his/her name and address.” From this information,
the President of Correct Craft sends that “Friend” a letter of thanks and a
Fashion Nautique hat.
When a “Friend” appears on our list the second time, indicating success in
encouraging another person to purchase a Nautique, this person receives a
personal thank you letter from the President of Correct Craft with a certificate
to return with the appropriate size indicated, and receive a Correct Craft Tshirt.
When a “Friend’s” name is presented for the third time, this person will receive
a personal letter from the President of Correct Craft with a certificate for a
Correct Craft polo shirt.
For the fourth and succeeding times a “Friend’ is listed, a personal letter will
be mailed as well as a certificate for $50 retail value of Fashion Nautique
item(s).
Tell the story of your experiences with your boat, your dealer, and Correct
Craft. When you are responsible for convincing a non-Correct Craft owner to
buy a Nautique, encourage that new owner to give you credit for that
introduction on his first anniversary survey form.
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If you find that the information contained in this owners manual does not
answer your specific question, then we invite you to contact your nearest
dealer or your Correct Craft regional Warehouse for answers or necessary
service. A list of the Correct Craft warehouses is given below, with the areas
that they service.
CORRECT CRAFT LOCATIONS
MID-ATLANTIC CORRECT CRAFT
Route 30, Box 188
Speculator, NY 12164
518 - 548 - 9763
Maryland
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania (Eastern)
Virginia
Delaware
District of Columbia
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont
SOUTHEAST CORRECT CRAFT
7576 South Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32809
407/851-1965
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
MID-WEST CORRECT CRAFT
P.O. Box 216
Angola, IN 46703
219/833-2226
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
Ohio
Pennsylvania (Western)
South Dakota
West Virginia
Wisconsin
WEST COAST CORRECT CRAFT
3 Auto Plaza Drive, Bldg. B
Folsom, CA 95630
916/985-4343
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming
SOUTHWEST CORRECT CRAFT
22450 FM RD 1995
Lindale, TX 75771
903/882-8593
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Texas
If, for any reason your nearest dealer or
the warehouse servicing your territory
cannot satisfactorily resolve your
problem or answer your questions, then
please feel free to contact our Customer
Service Department at the main offices of
Correct Craft, Inc., either by telephone or
by mail.
NEW ENGLAND CORRECT CRAFT
142 Flagg Road
Rochester, NH 03839
603/332-7070
Connecticut
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Congratulations on your Correct Craft purchase!
Welcome to the Correct Craft Family. We hope you will have many years of
boating enjoyment as a Nautique owner.
Join thousands of others in our association created exclusively for Correct
Craft owners. You will find being a Nautique Owners Association (NOA)
member can be rewarding. As a Gold member, you can enjoy great savings.
Your Membership allows you to buy Fashion Nautique apparel &
accessories at a 20% discount on current items. You may purchase
admission to the Masters Waterski Tournament at Callaway Gardens, in Pine
Mountain, Georgia at a special NOA discounted price over the published
gate admission rates.
Gold Membership
Quest Hotel and Dinning - Save 50% on Hotel accommodations at over
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rental cars
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pharmacies
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lenses, eye exams and surgical procedures (over 9,000 locations
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Quest Hotel and Dinning, The Buying Network, NOA Products & Selected
Discounts
Initial Membership includes:
T-shirt, Hat, Decals and Patches, Lapel Pin, Certificate and Membership
Card, and subscription to our Nautique News and NOA Newsletter.
Correct Craft’s own magazine, the Nautique News, is a great source for
latest news about the company, our products, activities, and current Fashion
Nautique wear. The NOA Newsletter, the official publication of the
Nautique Owners Association, features information about NOA benefits and
services, events around world, member stories, inspirational articles, and
updates on Correct Craft, Inc.
To show our appreciation to new Nautique owners, Correct Craft is
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providing a complimentary, one-year, individual membership (valued at $40).
Registration is automatic upon Correct Craft’s receipt of your warranty card.
Your free Gold Individual Membership may be upgraded to a Gold Family
Membership or to a Platinum membership at 50% off the standard rates. The
Platinum Membership includes the Gold Membership with additional
benefits Quest Traveller, The Buying Network and SavRX Advantage. Call
the NOA Coordinator for additional membership information.
Please include names and T-shirt sizes for yourself and up to four immediate
family members, if you wish to upgrade to a Family membership.
Membership Application
(Owner)Name___________________________________________________
T-shirt ___S ___M ___L ___XL
Address________________________________________________________
City ________________________________ State _______ Zip __________
Phone # (H) __________________________
(W)________________________________
Boat Model __________________________
Hull Number__________________________
Family Member 1: ________________________
T-shirt ___S ___M ___L ___XL
Family Member 2: ________________________
T-shirt ___S ___M ___L ___XL
Family Member 3: ________________________
T-shirt ___S ___M ___L ___XL
Family Member 4: ________________________
T-shirt ___S ___M ___L ___XL
Please Upgrade my free Gold Individual membership to:
___Gold Family, $30 Fee
___Platinum Individual, $35 Fee;
___Platinum Family, $45 Fee
Individual Lifetime Membership:
___Gold, 1-time $200 Fee
___Platinum, 1-time $200 Fee PLUS $60 annually
Individual Lifetime Platinum Members are automatic Lifetime Gold
Members, to maintain Platinum status an annual $60 fee is required for the
additional benefits.
Method of Payment: Check _____
Credit Card: Visa / Master Card_________________________________
Expire Date: _________________
Return Completed application and fee to:
N.O.A, 6100 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809 / 1-888-628-8478
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REQUEST FOR WARRANTY TRANSFER
OF CORRECT CRAFT, INC. BOATS
** A COPY OF THE PURCHASE RECEIPT MUST BE INCLUDED **
Correct Craft's Lifetime Limited Warranty against structural defects in the
hull, deck and stringer of model 2001 boats can be transferred, for a nominal
fee, to the second purchaser within five (5) years from the date of sale to the
first purchaser. The sale must be complete within the first five years. The
limited warranty will be transferred upon the receipt and verification of: (1)
this completed form, (2) a copy of the purchase receipt, (3) a payment of
$300.00 to "Correct Craft, Inc". This data MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN
15 DAYS OF THE SALE DATE. The warranty will be transferred retroactive
to the sale date. Review the warranty policy for details.
NOTE: THIS TRANSFER DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ENGINE.
Original owner__________________________________________________
Boat model / type________________________________________________
Hull number CTC...______________________________________________
New owner information:
Name_________________________________________________________
Street / P.O. Box_________________________________________________
City / State / ZIP Code____________________________________________
Date purchased _________ Phone #__________ ______________________
The criteria listed above must be received within 15 days of the sale date.
Submit it to Correct Craft Inc. 6100 South Orange Avenue, Orlando Fl 32809
Attention: Warranty department.
NOTE: Upon verification, the warranty will transfer retroactive to the sale
date
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Glossary
Aft Toward, at, or near the stern
Anode An electrode carrying a positive charge
Athwartship Across the boat, at right angles to the fore and aft centerline
Ballast Any solid or liquid weight placed in a boat to increase the draft, to
change the trim.
Bilge The area under the floor between the stringers
Bitter end. The inboard end of a ship’s anchoring cable which is secured to
the boat.
Bow The forward end of the boat
Bulkhead A vertical partition or wall that divides one compartment from
another
Camber The rise or crown of a deck
Cathode An electrode carrying a negative charge
Rub rail. The rubber extrusion that is fastened over the hull and deck joint
Cavitation A phenomenon in which low pressure within a liquid allows vapor
bubbles to form
Centerline The middle line of a boat, extending from the stem to the stern
Chafing plate Bent plate for minimizing chafing of lines
Chine Abrupt change in transverse shape where a boats side and bottom come
together
Cleat A metal fitting that has two “horns” around which ropes may be
fastened.
Davit A crane arm for hanging a boat above the water
Deadrise Transverse angle of the bottom of the hull
Deck The fiberglass portion of the boat above the hull
Draft The depth of the boat below the waterline measured vertically to the
lowest part of the hull, propeller or rudder.
Fathom A measure of length equal to 6 linear feet, used for depths of water
and lengths of anchor line.
Fender Devices built into or hung over the sides of a boat to prevent the boat
from rubbing or chafing against other boats or piers
Fore and aft In line with the length of the boat’s longitudinal
Freeboard The distance from the waterline to the upper surface of the side of
the deck.
Heel The leaning of a boat to one side
Hull The structural body of a boat below the deck
Keel The principal fore and aft component of a boats hull bottom, located
along the centerline of the bottom; connecting the stem and the stern
Knot A unit of speed, equaling one nautical mile per hour; the international
nautical mile is 1852 m (6076 ft)
Lee The side away from the wind
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Limber hole A small hole or slot for the purpose of draining water
Line All rope in a boat or on the dock is referred to as “line”.
Load waterline The waterline on the boat’s hull where it is designed to float
Mid ship (amidship) In the vicinity of the mid-length of a boat, technically
the exact half way between the bow and the stern
Port The left hand side of the boat when looking forward Opposite to
starboard
Potable Fit for drinking (Rhymes with notable)
Propeller pitch Theoretical linear distance the propeller would move ahead
during one complete revolution of it were turning with zero slippage.
Quay A masonry boat mooring structure usually built along the shore
(Rhymes with see)
Rudder A vertical metal device used to steer the boat
Sacrificial anode Metal parts fitted to the hull of boat to provide a transfer of
ions to the cathodic part of an electrolytic coupling and so protect other parts
of the boat that would otherwise waste away through electrolysis
Shot A length of anchor chain equal to 15 fathoms or 90 feet
Slip The linear distance between the pitch (or advance) and the actual distance
the propeller moves straight ahead through the water
Spring line A mooring rope oriented at a small angle to the boats centerline,
usually attached to the boat mid ship
Square propeller A propeller that has pitch and diameter numbers that are
equal (13 x 13)
Starboard The right hand side of the boat when looking forward Opposite to
port.
Stem The hull side intersection with the keel at the bow
Stern The aft end of a boat
Stow To put away, To store cargo in a storage locker
Stringer Members under the floor that stiffen the hull bottom
Tiller An arm, attached to the rudder that turns the rudder
Transverse Pertaining to any member placed 90 degrees to centerline
Waterline The line of the water’s edge when the boat is afloat
Wetted surface The area of the immersed hull plus underwater gear
Revised 8/24/00
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