Pro-Line Boats Dual Console Series Owner`s manual

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23 DUAL CONSOLE
Owner’s Manual
Specifications subject to change without notice. Actual boats may vary from drawings and/or photos.
Copyright 2005 Pro-Line Boats Inc., PO Box 1348, Crystal River, FL 34423
All rights reserved. June 3, 2008
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Introduction
Specifications.......................................................................................................................
Customer Responsibilities ...................................................................................................
Dealer Responsibilities ........................................................................................................
Capacity ...............................................................................................................................
Insurance and Registration .................................................................................................
Owner’s Package ................................................................................................................
Warranty ..............................................................................................................................
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Safety
Carbon Monoxide ................................................................................................................
Emergency Treatment for CO Poisoning ................................................................
Where CO May Accumulate ....................................................................................
How To Protect Others and Yourself ......................................................................
Fire .......................................................................................................................................
Equipment ............................................................................................................................
Flooding ...............................................................................................................................
Hazardous Conditions .........................................................................................................
Passenger Safety ................................................................................................................
Regulations ..........................................................................................................................
Rules of the Road ................................................................................................................
Alcohol .................................................................................................................................
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Controls
Throttle and Shift Controls...................................................................................................
Ignition – Binnacle, Fwd, Neutral and Reverse Gear Operation ............................
Key Switch Alarm ....................................................................................................
Lanyard Stop Switch ...............................................................................................
Shift / Throttle / Trim ............................................................................................................
Steering ...............................................................................................................................
Hydraulic Steering (Single Verado - Power) ...........................................................
Hydraulic Tilt Upgrade (Optional) ............................................................................
Power Trim ..............................................................................................................
Steering Wheel ........................................................................................................
Trim Tabs (Optional)............................................................................................................
Trim Tab Indicator Switch (Optional) ......................................................................
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Systems and Accessories
Electrical System .................................................................................................................
12-Volt Receptacle (Optional) .................................................................................
Circuit Breakers .......................................................................................................
Switch and Breaker Panel .......................................................................................
Battery Switch for Dual Batteries (Optional) ...........................................................
Lighting Systems .................................................................................................................
Cabin Light – Head ..................................................................................................
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Cockpit Lights (Optional) .........................................................................................
Navigation / Anchor Lights ......................................................................................
Instrumentation ....................................................................................................................
Horn - Electric ..........................................................................................................
Compass .....................................................................................................
Full Instrumentation / Analog Gauges (Digital – Suzuki 300 and Verado) .............
Head Waste System ............................................................................................................
What is the Law? .....................................................................................................
Console – Dual with Head and Storage .................................................................
Head - Porta-Potti Inside Port Console ..................................................................
Fuel/Oil Systems .................................................................................................................
Fuel Tank .................................................................................................................
Fuel Fill Fitting .........................................................................................................
Fuel Sender and Fuel Pick Up ................................................................................
Fuel Water Separator ..............................................................................................
Primer Bulb ..............................................................................................................
Oil Tank and Fill.......................................................................................................
Fuel / Oil Leaks........................................................................................................
Fresh Water System (Optional) ...........................................................................................
Fresh Water Pump (Optional) ................................................................................
Fresh Water Tank and Fill (Optional) ......................................................................
Fresh Water Cockpit Shower Faucet (Optional) .....................................................
Sea Water System ...............................................................................................................
Bilge Pump ..............................................................................................................
Baitwell with Raw Water Washdown and Baitwell Light .........................................
Casting Deck - Insulated Storage Boxes ................................................................
Stereo Equipment (Optional) ...............................................................................................
AM/FM Stereo with CD Player and Speakers (Optional) .......................................
XM Stereo Upgrade (Optional)................................................................................
Windshield ...........................................................................................................................
Doors, Storage and Hatches ...............................................................................................
Head Door ...............................................................................................................
Transom Door ..........................................................................................................
Storage ....................................................................................................................
Hatches and Latches...............................................................................................
Hardware .............................................................................................................................
Cleats .......................................................................................................................
Hand Rails ...............................................................................................................
Thru Hull Fittings .....................................................................................................
Gunwale Trim / Rubrail............................................................................................
Drain Plug ................................................................................................................
Cockpit / Deck Drains ..............................................................................................
Anchor Roller with Cleat (Optional).........................................................................
Dive Platform – Integrated with Ladder ..................................................................
Seating .................................................................................................................................
Bimini Top (Optional) ..........................................................................................................
Arch (Optional) ....................................................................................................................
Vinyl Upholstery ...................................................................................................................
Electronics (Optional) ..........................................................................................................
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Operation and Performance
Trim / Tilt ..............................................................................................................................
Propellers .............................................................................................................................
Starting.................................................................................................................................
Before Starting the Engines ....................................................................................
Starting the Engines ................................................................................................
After Starting the Engines .......................................................................................
Fueling .................................................................................................................................
Before Fueling .........................................................................................................
While Fueling ...........................................................................................................
After Fueling ............................................................................................................
Loading ................................................................................................................................
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Trailering and Launching
Selecting A Trailer ...............................................................................................................
Check Before You Go Out On The Highway ......................................................................
Backing A Trailer .................................................................................................................
Pre-Launching Preparations................................................................................................
Launching ............................................................................................................................
Retrieval ...............................................................................................................................
Storage ................................................................................................................................
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Service and Care
Fiberglass and Gelcoat .......................................................................................................
Epoxy Barrier Coat and Bottom Paint .....................................................................
Graphics...............................................................................................................................
Gunwale Trim/Rubrail ..........................................................................................................
Fuel Water Separator ..........................................................................................................
Water Pumps .......................................................................................................................
Compass ..............................................................................................................................
Corrosion Protection ............................................................................................................
Aluminum .............................................................................................................................
Stainless Steel .....................................................................................................................
Transom Door .....................................................................................................................
Head Door ..........................................................................................................................
Windshield ...........................................................................................................................
Bimini Top and Windscreen ................................................................................................
Canvas .....................................................................................................................
Isinglass ...................................................................................................................
Vinyl .....................................................................................................................................
Exterior Vinyl – Upholstered Seats and Cockpit Bolsters.......................................
Winterizing and Storage ......................................................................................................
Resealing .............................................................................................................................
Additional Cleaning and Maintenance Products .................................................................
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Appendix
Helpful Check Lists ..............................................................................................................
Each Time You Go On A Boat Trip .........................................................................
Once A Month ..........................................................................................................
Once A Year ............................................................................................................
Boat Identification Information .............................................................................................
Trouble Shooting Chart .......................................................................................................
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While we endeavor to be as accurate as possible, certain changes in standard equipment, options and the like may
have occurred which would not be included in the Owner’s Manual. All weights and fuel capacities are estimates and
could/will vary with each vessel and with each application. In all cases, consult your local Pro-Line dealer for the
most current information.
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Introduction
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Pro-Line Boats 23 Dual Console sport fishing boat. Welcome into
the proud family of satisfied Pro-Line owners. Every expedition lets you enjoy the outstanding features designed
into every boat we construct. Your new Pro-Line is more than just a boat, it's a whole new lifestyle.
Pro-Line's commitment to the needs and wishes of the sport fishing family has resulted in a superior fishing craft
providing you with comfort, performance, security, and outstanding fishability. All of our boats comply with U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG) safety regulations and are designed and crafted in accordance with the National Marine
Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards, and the Common
European directive (CE).
This manual (to be kept onboard your Pro-Line) is designed to provide you with information necessary for the
safe, efficient operation and care of your new Pro-Line. Take the time now to carefully review the owner’s manual
and the additional information in your owner’s package to maximize your enjoyment and safety as well as
familiarize yourself with your new boat.
We have prepared this manual to help you fully enjoy each voyage while operating your boat safely. While the
information in the manual cannot and does not cover every boating situation, we urge you to read this manual
carefully and familiarize yourself with the boat before using it. If a specific method or procedure is not
recommended, you must make sure that whatever action you take is safe for you, your passengers and others on
the water. Always use common sense when boating.
Specifications
Length Overall (LOA)
Beam
Draft (Hull)
Deadrise
Weight
Hull – w/o Engines
Trailerable
Cockpit Area
Cockpit Depth
Head Headroom
23’ 0”
8’ 6”
17”
20 degrees
3,920 lbs.
5,975 lbs.
65 sq. ft.
25”
4’ 0”
Maximum Horsepower
Bridge Clearance
to Top of Windshield
w/ Arch
Fuel Capacity
Fresh Water Capacity (Optional)
Baitwell Capacity
Fishbox Capacity (2 @ 30 gallons each)
Porta-Potti Capacity (Optional)
300 hp
5’ 11”
7’ 11”
125 gallons
10 gallons
18 gallons
60 gallons
2.8 gallons
Customer Responsibilities
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Review and sign the Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) report for the boat and motors with your dealer
to ensure that your boat is in top condition when you take delivery.
Examine the boat at time of delivery to insure that all systems and components are functioning
safely and properly. Report any outstanding issues (i.e., scratches, missing items, etc.) to your
dealer before or during the delivery of the boat.
Read all literature and instructions to ensure proper usage and operation of the equipment as well
as how to use and maintain all equipment as directed.
Read and understand the limited warranty. Sign the warranty registration card and mail it to ProLine Boats.
Contact your local Pro-Line dealer for assistance with any warrantable repairs.
Transportation of your boat to and from your dealer or repair facility for warrantable repairs.
Schedule your 20-hour boat and engine check up with your dealer.
Know your boat and the rules of the road before you use your boat.
Be proficient in boat handling and safety. This manual is not intended to provide complete
training on all aspects of general boat operations. We at Pro-Line urge all boat owners
and operators to attend a boating safety course before operating a boat.
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Dealer Responsibilities
Your dealer's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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Pre-delivery verification of proper rigging and operation. Deliver the boat in water ready condition
unless you and your dealer have agreed upon other arrangements.
Complete the pre-delivery checklist with the customer at the time of delivery.
Provide adequate orientation in the general operation of your Pro-Line including an explanation of
the specific safety considerations regarding the use of the systems and components.
Provide an explanation of the owner’s package and literature, including the warranty registration
cards for the vessel, engines and all of the separately warranted equipment and accessories.
Discuss the terms of all warranties and emphasize the importance of registering each warranty
with the specific manufacturers.
Repair any damages that may have occurred to the boat while the boat has been in the dealer’s
possession.
Provide service to Pro-Line boat owners within the locality of the dealership.
Explain local and out of area service procedures during and after the warranty periods.
Capacity Information
In accordance with the National Marine Manufacturers Association
(NMMA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), all
boats 26 feet in length or less are required to display a capacity
plate. Your boat is rated for the following capacities.
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Maximum capacity of persons may not exceed 8
passengers.
The combined weight of those
passengers may not exceed a total combined
weight of 1,150 pounds.
Total weight including passengers, motor and gear
may not exceed 2,000 pounds.
Maximum horsepower is not to exceed 300.
These capacity standards are based on Standards and
Recommended Practices for Small Craft published by the National
Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).
Insurance and Registration
As the owner of the boat, you are legally responsible for all liabilities
of operation. Secure insurance protection with a reputable
insurance company through your local insurance agent.
Learn about and operate your boat in accordance with local, state,
and federal laws, regulations, and registration requirements.
Owner’s Package
Each Pro-Line boat comes with an Owner’s Package that contains this Owner’s Manual along with materials
supplied by various manufacturers whose products have been installed on your boat. Manufacturers of certain
products (i.e., Stereo, TV, Stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Engines, Electronics, etc.) provide their own limited
warranty and owner’s manuals. While we have endeavored to be as accurate as possible in this manual, if you
should notice a discrepancy between the information in this manual and that of the individual supplier’s manual,
always follow the instructions in the supplier’s manual.
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Make sure that you complete the individual warranty cards for these products and forward them on to the
respective manufacturers to register for your warranty with them. Retain all materials in your Pro-Line Owner’s
Package for easy reference.
Warranty
The Pro-Line Boats Limited Warranty is attached to the warranty card. After signing the warranty card, your
dealer will provide you with your copy of the warranty and mail the warranty card to Pro-Line Boats, Inc. A copy
of the Pro-Line Boats Limited Warranty is also included in this chapter.
The Pro-Line Boats Limited Warranty extends only to parts that were factory installed. Dealer installed items are
the responsibility of the dealer. All warrantable repairs are to be completed by an authorized Pro-Line dealer.
Your dealer should be able to assist you with any service or warranty related issues.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the services performed by your dealer, we suggest that you discuss the
matter with the service manager. The service manager is responsible for the quality of service being performed
and has a direct interest in resolving your issues to your satisfaction. If the matter is complicated and cannot be
resolved to your satisfaction by the service manager, we suggest that you talk to the general manager or owner.
In most cases a compromise can be reached.
If the matter cannot be resolved by the dealership to your satisfaction, contact the Pro-Line Boats Customer
Service Department by calling 352-795-4111 or by writing to the Pro-Line Boats Customer Service Dept. at:
PO Box 1348, Crystal River, FL 34423-1348
FAX: 352-795-9373
So that your dealer and we can provide you with the best possible service, please have the following information
available when calling or writing:
HIN (Hull Identification Number)
Selling dealer’s name and location
Servicing dealer (if different from selling dealer)
Nature of problem
Names of dealership personnel involved with the situation
Record of service performed and approximate dates
When contacting Pro-Line Boats, please keep in mind that your issue will most likely be resolved at the
dealership, using their facilities, equipment, personnel and/or sublet repair facilities.
Note: There are items that are not covered by the Pro-Line Boats Limited Warranty, including but not limited to
the following:
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Incidental and consequential damages (i.e., storage charges, telephone or rental charges of any
type, inconvenience or loss of time or income).
Damage caused by neglect, lack of maintenance, accident, abnormal operation, improper
installation or service.
Haul-out, launch and towing charges.
Transportation charges, service call charges and/or travel time to and from a repair facility,
customer’s home or marina.
Service requested by customer other than that which is necessary to satisfy the warranty
obligation.
Oils, lubricants or fluids used in normal maintenance.
Air freight, next-day or second-day air, or any special delivery fees unless pre-approved.
Gelcoat cracking, chalking, crazing, discoloration, yellowing or blistering.
Hull blisters that form below the water line: Osmosis blistering is not covered by our limited
warranty. The phenomenon of osmotic blistering is known to occur in salt water, brackish water
and/or fresh water. Any boat left in the water for any period of time is susceptible. Most marine
bottom paint manufacturers offer coatings that help protect the hull against osmosis blistering.
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We highly recommend that you add a protective coating to your hull. Find out which type of
bottom paint is recommended for your area and have an epoxy barrier coat and bottom paint
applied by a professional.
Parts not installed by the factory
The Ten Year Limited Hull Structural Warranty is transferable to subsequent owners for a nominal fee. Please
contact your dealer or Pro-Line Boats to obtain the applicable transfer form so that the new owner will have piece
of mind knowing that their pre-owned boat comes with the same structural hull warranty protection that was
afforded to the original owner.
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Safety
Your Pro-Line boat has been constructed with safety in mind. But, remember, boating safety and the safety of
your passengers is YOUR ultimate responsibility. You should fully understand the operations of your vessel as
well as the basics in boating safety.
Your local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) and the U.S. Power Squadrons (USPS) offer excellent safe
boating classes several times a year. If you have not already passed a boating safety course, we recommend
that you do so at your earliest convenience.
Plan your trips carefully. Insure ample fuel supply and a reserve. Tell someone where you are going and when
you expect to return. Keep current charts onboard. Read USCG boating safety circulars and follow the safety
guidelines.
Carbon Monoxide
Be aware of and avoid conditions that can cause Carbon Monoxide poisoning (see USCG boating safety circular
77). Sources of Carbon Monoxide (CO) include any gas or diesel engine and any flame from items such as a
charcoal grill, stove or heater. Carbon Monoxide can accumulate to deadly levels in enclosed spaces. Always
ventilate occupied areas of the vessel with fresh clean air.
In high concentrations, CO can be fatal within minutes. The effects of CO in lower concentrations are cumulative
and can be just as lethal over long periods of time. CO poisoning is often confused with seasickness. So be
aware of the following CO symptoms: Itchy and watery eyes, flushed appearance, throbbing temples, inability to
think coherently, ringing in the ears, tightness across the chest, headaches, drowsiness, nausea, dizziness,
fatigue, vomiting, collapse and convulsions.
Do not stand or swim near the motor when the engine is idling.
Carbon monoxide can harm and even kill you inside or outside your boat!
Did you also know:
• CO symptoms are similar to seasickness or alcohol intoxication?
• CO can affect you whether you're underway, moored or anchored?
• You cannot see, smell or taste CO?
• CO can make you sick in seconds? In high enough concentrations, even a few breaths can be
fatal.
Most important of all, did you know CO poisonings are preventable? Every boater should be aware of the risks
associated with CO - what it is; where it may accumulate; and the symptoms of CO poisoning. To protect
yourself, your passengers and those around you, learn all you can about CO.
Emergency Treatment for CO Poisoning
CO poisoning or toxicity is a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate action. The following is a list
of things that should be done if CO poisoning is suspected. Proceed with caution. The victim may be in an
area of high CO concentration, which means you or others could also be in danger from exposure to CO.
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Evaluate the situation and ventilate the area, if possible.
Evacuate the area and move affected person(s) to a fresh air environment.
Observe the victim(s).
Administer oxygen, if available.
Contact medical help. If the victim is not breathing, perform rescue breathing or approved
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as appropriate, until medical help arrives. Prompt action
can mean the difference between life and death.
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Shut off potential sources of CO, if possible. Correct ventilation problems and/or repair exhaust
problems as appropriate. Investigate the source of CO and take corrective action, such as
evacuating and ventilating the area, or shutting off the source of the CO while at the same time
evacuating and ventilating the area.
Where CO May Accumulate - Carbon Monoxide can accumulate anywhere in or around your boat as
shown in the following pictures:
Inadequately ventilated canvas enclosures.
Exhaust gas trapped in enclosed places.
Blocked exhaust outlets.
Another vessel's exhaust. CO from the boat docked next to you can be
just as deadly.
"Station wagon effect" or back drafting.
At slow speeds, while idling, or stopped. Be aware that CO can remain in
or around your boat at dangerous levels, even if your engine or the other
boat's engine is no longer running!
How to Protect Others and Yourself
You are in command of your boating safety. Follow these simple steps to help keep Carbon Monoxide from
poisoning you, your passengers or others around you.
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Know where and how CO may accumulate in and around your boat.
Maintain fresh air circulation throughout the boat at all times. Run exhaust blowers whenever the
generator is operating.
Know where your engine and generator exhaust outlets are located and keep everyone away
from these areas.
Never sit, teak surf or hang on the back deck or swim platform while the engines are running.
(Teak Surfing is a new and dangerous boating fad that involves an individual holding on to the
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“teak” swim platform of a vessel while a wake builds up then lets go to body surf on the wave
created by the boat; hence the term - Teak Surfing.) Teak surfing is never a safe activity.
Never enter areas under swim platforms where exhaust outlets are located unless the area has
been properly ventilated.
Although CO can be present without the smell of exhaust fumes, if you smell exhaust fumes, CO
is also present. Take immediate action to dissipate these fumes.
Treat symptoms of seasickness as possible CO poisoning. Get the person into fresh air
immediately. Seek medical attention unless you are sure it is not CO.
Install and maintain CO alarms inside your boat. Do not ignore any alarm. Replace alarms as
recommended by the alarm manufacturer.
Get a Vessel Safety Check. A VSC is a free bow-to-stern safety examination.
Fire
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Be aware of and avoid conditions that can lead to accidental fire.
Guard against and watch for fuel spills and leaks.
Inspect wiring for damage or exposure that could lead to short circuits or arcing.
Make sure those who smoke are careful to avoid accidental fire ignition.
Do not allow smoking while fueling.
Keep a USCG approved fire extinguisher on board at all times.
Inspect the fire extinguisher regularly, learn how to use it properly and instruct others as well.
Use water to fight a fire as a last resort after making arrangements to abandon the boat if a fire
should get out of control.
Keep the following in mind if a fire is burning out of control and you must abandon the boat:
o Abandon the boat into the wind to minimize burn risk from floating fuel.
o Wear a PFD unless you must swim under burning fuel.
o If swimming under burning fuel, throw a PFD outside of the burning area and
swim under the burning fuel to it.
Equipment
USCG regulations require that you have the following Coast Guard approved equipment onboard while operating
your boat:
• Fire extinguisher(s)
• Personal Flotation Device (PFD) for each occupant
• One throwable PFD
• Sound signal device
• Navigational lights if operated at night
• Sight signal device approved for day and night use when in coastal waters or the great lakes
In addition, here is a list of suggested equipment you should have aboard your Pro-Line:
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First aid kit and blankets
Mooring lines and fenders
Combination oar/boat hook
Spare prop and hardware
Spare fuses and bulbs
Local charts and compass
2 way radio
Floating key chain and spare keys
Emergency food and water
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Anchor and sea anchor with sufficient line
Bailing device
Tool kit and lubricant
Spare fasteners, hose clamps and plugs
Binoculars
Waterproof flashlight and spare batteries
EPIRB (emergency beacon)
Navigation device
Waterproof matches or lighter
Flooding
Be aware of and avoid conditions that can cause your boat to flood with water. Possible causes of flooding
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Waves washing into the boat
Water entering cockpit due to improper loading
Failure to properly install the drain plug.
The boat will become flooded and may swamp, capsize or sink if water enters the boat faster than the bilge pump
can expel it.
Hazardous Conditions
Keep track of weather developments and avoid hazardous conditions whenever possible.
operate your Pro-Line in storm conditions:
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Wear PFD's.
Stow loose gear and equipment.
Place heavy items as low as possible.
Head for the easiest port to reach a safe location.
Reduce speed. You are moving too fast if the boat leaves the water.
If power fails, anchor or rig a sea anchor off the bow (an empty ice chest in a pinch).
Stay with the boat if it capsizes, unless it is burning out of control.
Passenger Safety
You are responsible for the safety and conduct of your passengers. Make sure that:
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You instruct your passengers on the proper use and location of PFD's. Children and nonswimmers should wear one at all times.
Each passenger is in a safe location when underway and knows to keep the boat balanced.
At least one other person knows how to operate the boat in case of an emergency.
Your passengers are aware of propeller dangers and the possibility of sudden maneuvers and
jolts.
The engine is turned off and the key is removed when swimmers are near the prop or using
the dive platform.
All passengers keep away from lines under stress in case they break and recoil.
Regulations
The USCG is the authority of all waterways. Local authorities enforce State Boating Regulations. You are
subject to marine traffic laws and "Rules of the Road" for both federal and state waterways. Therefore, you must
submit to boarding if requested by the proper authority. There are many publications available from the Coast
Guard concerning regulations. Call the United States Coast Guard Info Line at (800)-368-5647 for additional
information.
Rules of the Road
Know and use the “Rules of the Road”. Your boat is subject to U.S. Coast Guard enforced marine traffic laws
known as “Rules of the Road.” There are two sets of rules: the US Inland Navigation Rules and the International
Rules. The latter rules are applicable to all vessels inside the demarcation lines separating inland and
international waters. You may obtain a copy of the rules from any of the following and by requesting the
publication titled “Navigational Rules, International - Inland.”
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The United States Coast Guard Info Line (800)-368-5647
The USCG Headquarters by logging on to uscg.mil
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The information here is only a “brief” overview. Please contact the USCG for detailed information.
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Audible warning signals:
o One short horn blast: starboard course change.
o Two short horn blasts: port course change.
o Three short horn blasts: astern operation.
o Five horn blasts: doubt about previous signal or danger.
o A Five-second horn blast every minute: for fog operation.
When overtaking, give-way vessel announces intention with horn blast(s) and waits for a
response, then completes maneuver.
When approaching head-on, both boats give way after giving appropriate horn blast(s) (preferably
to starboard).
When crossing, a vessel converging from starboard has the right-of-way. Port vessel gives way
(both acknowledge with one short horn blast).
Know and observe navigational buoys and markers.
Give way to craft under sail.
Alcohol
Don't drink and drive. If you have been drinking, appoint someone who is an experienced boater and has not
been drinking to be the designated driver. Never operate a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Operation of motorized vessels while under the influence is a Federal offense carrying a significant penalty.
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Controls
Controls and engine systems vary greatly from one engine manufacturer to another. Please read your engine
owner’s manual carefully.
Note: If your engine package was not factory installed, some components that are normally
standard installations may not be included.
Throttle and Shift Controls
Ignition – Binnacle, Forward, Neutral and Reverse Gear Operation
The binnacle is located at the console forward of the helm seat. To ensure that
the binnacle is working properly, shift the binnacle forward to put the engine in
forward gear. Make sure the engine shifts smoothly into idle with no grinding of
the gears. Bring the binnacle back into neutral and repeat the same process
while going into reverse. Again, ensure that there are no gears grinding. It is
important to check the binnacle at wide-open throttle (WOT) to ensure the
binnacle is not stiff and operates smoothly while going into the WOT position.
Actual binnacle will vary depending upon the engine package that
was selected.
Key Switch Alarm
The key switch alarm is located in the binnacle and sounds when the ignition key is turned on. The key switch
alarm is actually a warning alarm that goes off when any overheating problems may occur with the engine. To
check the key switch alarm, turn the ignition key to the right but do not start the engine. The alarm will sound
ensuring that the engine warning alarm is working properly. When finished, turn the key off.
Lanyard Stop Switch
To ensure the lanyard stop switch (also called the emergency stop feature) on the engine works properly, first turn
on the ignition key and start up the engine. While the engine is running, locate the lanyard stop switch. The
lanyard stop switch is installed in close proximity to the binnacle or the ignition key. While the engine is running in
the neutral position, pull the lanyard stop switch downward until the plastic element at the end of the lanyard pulls
the stop switch pin into the off position. This process will automatically stop the engine and will ensure that the
emergency lanyard stop switch is working properly.
Shift / Throttle / Trim
Your Pro-Line can be ordered with different shift/throttle systems based upon motor type. Refer to the owner's
packet to find the manual pertaining to your particular installation. Each motor has an individual tilt/trim switch
located on the port throttle lever. Separate shift and throttle controls are available for each outboard motor.
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The throttle lever has three range positions: “Forward”, “Neutral”, and “Reverse”. The shift function occurs in the
first portion of the lever travel. After the transmission is shifted into gear, further movement of the lever advances
the throttle.
Push the throttle lever ahead to move forward and pull it back for reverse. Centralize the lever to the detent
position for neutral. The throttle lever is equipped with a neutral safety switch to prevent the motor from starting in
gear. The initial short movement of the lever to engage the transmission should be made firmly to avoid causing
gear clash.
CAUTION: Use care in shifting to avoid advancing the throttle more than intended.
Steering
Steering systems will differ depending upon your selection of engine package. Please carefully read the owner’s
manual provided by the specific manufacturer.
Check your particular engine specifications for details specific to your engine package. Always follow the engine
manufacturers recommendations relating to the care and maintenance of their product.
Hydraulic Steering (Single Verado - Power)
Your Pro-Line is equipped with a self-contained hydraulic steering system when your engine is factory installed.
When the steering wheel is turned, the helm pump pumps fluid to the steering cylinder causing it to extend or
retract. Periodically, check the fluid level and fill as necessary. Beware of adding too much fluid, especially if the
ambient temperature is cold because subsequent expansion could cause leaking or damage to your system.
Refer to the owner’s manual that was provided by your engine manufacturer.
After every 24 hours of operation check all nuts, caps, and hose fittings for tightness. Make sure the hoses are
not chafing or kinking on sharp corners. Also, check that hose ends are not damaged or distorted. The fluid
should be changed annually under normal conditions and every six months during times of heavy usage. If your
steering does not operate properly, check the following:
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Drive entanglements
Level of the hydraulic steering fluid
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Hoses and/or fittings for leaks
Air in the steering system
To properly check the steering system, start by turning the steering wheel port to starboard. If the engine does
not respond the same time as the steering wheel is being turned, this means that there is air in the steering
system and the steering system needs re-bleeding. When there is air in the steering, the steering wheel will feel
“loose”. Contact your dealer to have them bleed the steering system.
Hydraulic Tilt Upgrade (Optional)
Tilt steering is available when your engine package includes hydraulic steering.
Power Trim
The power trim unit is located on the engine and can be operated by using the trim button on the engine or by
using the trim toggle switch on the binnacle. To ensure the power trim is working, start by pressing the toggle trim
switch in the up position and trim the engine to the full up position. Repeat the same process by pressing the trim
toggle switch down and the engine will go into the full down position. See the Trim and Tilt information in the
Operations section of this manual.
Steering Wheel
The stainless steel steering wheel is mounted at the helm along with the binnacle, switch panel and other
controls. Please refer to the Care and Maintenance section of this manual for cleaning recommendations.
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Trim Tabs (Optional)
The trim tabs come equipped with auto retract. The planing tabs are located on each side of the transom on the
bottom of the hull. The trim tabs operate independently, up or down, to correct for differing conditions of wind or
load. Refer to the owner’s packet for specific information.
Check the operations of your trim tabs before getting underway. To operate the trim tabs locate the trim tab
rocker switches on the console. Press both switches forward and hold them down. This will engage both trim
tabs and will ensure they are working properly while in the full down position.
The switch on the port side operates the starboard trim tab. The switch on the starboard side operates the port
trim tab. To check each trim tab individually, press one of the trim tab rocker switches forward and check to see if
the opposite trim tab goes down. For example if the starboard trim tab switch is being pressed down, the port trim
tab should be going down. Repeat the same process for the opposite side.
While underway and in open water, clear of other boaters, depress the top half of the switches in half-second
increments to achieve the desired degree of trim. To correct a starboard list, depress the top half of the port
switch in small increments until the list is corrected. To avoid over trim, allow a few seconds between tab
adjustments to allow the boat to respond. If you over trim, simply give the over trimmed tab an adjustment in the
opposite direction. Push the top half of both rocker switches in half-second increments to trim the bow down.
Warning: Trim tabs can cause a dramatic change in the attitude and heading of your boat.
Adjust them in small increments when in open water and clear of any obstructions.
Trim Tab Indicator Switch (Optional)
The trim tabs come with a trim tab indicator switch when trim tabs are factory
installed. The waterproof indicator and switch lights up to let you know exactly
where your trim tabs are.
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Systems and Accessories
Electrical System
12 Volt Receptacle (Optional)
The 12-volt receptacle is installed on the console. It is easily accessible and can be used to charge your cell
phone, operate a hand held remote spotlight, etc.
Circuit Breakers
Circuit breakers and/or fuses protect the wiring. In the event a device stops working, check to see if the circuit
breaker is tripped or if the fuse is blown. Breakers are installed in the following locations:
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The main breaker is located behind the hatch that is installed in the port aft corner of the cockpit.
Breakers and/or fuses for the aft bilge, stereo and accessory/trim tabs are located above the main
breaker.
Additional breaker switches are also located on the switch panel below the individual switches.
A tripped breaker will protrude or move from its set position indicating that the circuit has been overloaded. Turn
off the device(s) on the circuit, then reset the breaker by pushing in once or by returning a breaker switch to the
on position. If the breaker does not reset or if it resets and then trips again after the device is turned back on,
then a short circuit exists or your device may be damaged, overloaded, or faulty. Correct the problem and then
reset the breaker.
If the breaker continues to trip and you are certain the device, switch and wiring are in good repair; either the
breaker is faulty or it is too small for the load. Reduce the load or replace the breaker.
Switch and Breaker Panel
The switch and breaker panel is located on the console. The numbers shown below each switch in the photo
correspond with the following descriptions provided for each switch:
Circuit Breakers – On the switch panel below the individual switches
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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Horn - The horn is used to signal, warn, or alert other boats, swimmers or people on shore. Depress the
horn switch to the up or forward position to activate the horn. Release the horn switch to deactivate the
horn. Using different sequences of horn blasts indicates different and sometimes dangerous situations to
you or someone around you.
Avoid any horn use without an appropriate purpose. See the Safety Section in this manual and/or take a
safe boating course for more information on the proper use of the horn.
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Navigation/Anchor Lights - Locate the Nav/Anchor. light switch on the instrument panel. This is a 3-way
switch (forward, middle, back/aft) that functions as follows when you press the switch:
• Forward position - Turns on the bow lights and the anchor light. This position will also
activate the red light in your compass.
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If you have Faria gauges on the dash panel, this function will illuminate the
gauge lights.
o If the gauges were provided by the engine manufacturer (i.e., Mercury,
Honda, etc.), this switch will not illuminate the gauge lights. Instead, your
gauge lights will be illuminated when the ignition switch is turned on.
Middle position – All lights are off.
Back/Aft position – Anchor light is on; the bow lights and gauge lights are off.
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Bilge Pump - Your boat is equipped with an automatic bilge pump and float switch. This 1100 gph pump is
located in the bilge and is mounted as far aft as possible. The bilge pump and float switch are accessible
via the hatch that is installed in the center of the motor well.
The bilge pump is wired automatic to the battery and has a manual override located at the switch panel on
the console. The automatic float switch is wired directly to the Starboard battery terminals through
breakers or inline fuses. The circuit breaker is located at the helm next to the manual switch. Depressing
the bilge pump switch to the up or forward position activates the bilge pump.
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Baitwell Pump - The baitwell pump is located in the bilge area and is plumbed to a seacock (ball valve).
This pump is also used for the raw water washdown. See the Sea Water section of this manual for
instructions on using the raw water washdown fitting.
For the pump to operate properly you need to make sure the seacock is in the open position. The seacock
is wide open when the yellow seacock lever is vertical. When the yellow seacock lever is horizontal, the
seacock is closed.
The underside of the seacock thru-hull is equipped with a scoop to allow the water to be picked up even
when the boat is on plane. When the boat is not in the water or the baitwell pump is not going to be used
for an extended period of time, the seacock valve should be in the closed position. To activate the pump,
depress the switch to the up or forward position. To turn the pump off after the baitwell tub is full, depress
switch to the down or aft position.
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Fresh Water (Optional) – The fresh water switch provides power to the fresh water pump. Depress the
fresh water switch to the forward position to activate the fresh water pump. The fresh water faucet/nozzle
is installed behind a white rubber cap located just out side the transom door. Press the button on the
handle to activate the faucet/nozzle. If the fresh water system is not going to be in use, stow away the
hose and move the switch to the aft or down position to turn the pump off.
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Cockpit Lights (Optional) – Your vessel may be equipped with cockpit/ courtesy lights. The lights have LED
(light emitting diode) bulbs with a lifespan of approximately 10,000 hours. To activate the lights, depress
the switch to the up or forward position. The lights give off a soft warm light which should not affect your
night vision, but will still provide you with enough light to safely move around your cockpit in low visibility
conditions.
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Baitwell Light - To activate the baitwell light, depress the switch to the up or forward position. This will
activate the LED (light emitting diode) light inside your baitwell tub. It is a soft white light that will keep your
bait moving and lively. It will also help you locate your bait on those early morning or late night fishing trips.
To turn the light off, simply depress the switch to the down or aft position.
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Accessory – These 5 amp accessory switches can be used for additional dealer installed accessories.
Please check the amp rating of any new component and/or additional accessory before installation.
Battery Switch for Dual Batteries (Optional)
The battery switch is located behind the hatch that is installed in the port aft corner of the cockpit. The battery
switch is for battery isolation, parallel operation and disconnect.
The preferred switch position is port engine to position one (1) on the port battery switch and starboard engine to
position two (2) on the starboard battery switch.
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To test the operations of the battery switch, place the switch in the off position
and try to start up the engine(s). When the switch is off, you should not be
able to start the engine(s).
Caution: To avoid possible alternator/battery damage on
twin-engine installations, make sure that the dual battery
switches are never left so both engines are connected
together, (i.e., never leave a switch on “BOTH” or “ALL”).
The preferred switch position is port engine to position one
(1) on the port battery switch and starboard engine to position
two (2) on the starboard battery switch.
Lighting Systems
Cabin Light – Head
The cabin light is installed in the ceiling of the head area. The dealer-installed battery provides power to this light.
To turn the light on and/or off, twist the top (base) of the light fixture to the left for on or to the right for off.
Cockpit Lights (Optional)
The cockpit lights are small circular lights located around the cockpit area near the
helm seat. Locate the 2-way cockpit light switch on the switch panel and press the
switch in the forward position to turn on the cockpit lights. Press the cockpit light
switch in the back or aft position to turn the lights off.
Navigation / Anchor Lights
The navigation and anchor lights are required to be used for operation at night or under low visibility conditions to
indicate your position to other boaters. Visually verify the operation of your navigation and anchor lights and
verify that the lights are free from obstructions. You should check your lights monthly during optimum visibility
conditions.
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When you are underway in low visibility conditions, you should have the Nav/Anc switch in the up
or forward position. This will activate the navigation lights, as well as your anchor light.
When you are anchored or in low visibility conditions, you should turn on the anchor light. Press
the Nav/Anc switch to the down or aft position to turn on the anchor light.
The navigation lights consist of a pair of lights that are mounted at the bow of the
boat. The red light is installed on the port side and the green light is installed on the
starboard side.
The U.S. Coast Guard requires that the anchor light be installed at the highest point
on the boat and must be secured in the up position when you are underway.
Therefore, this light will be installed as follows based upon the optional top that you
may have selected:
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Arch – Light will be mounted on top of the arch
Bimini top or no top – Outlet for the removable light will be installed
on the forward edge of the motor well.
Instrumentation
Horn - Electric
The horn is used to signal, warn or alert other boats or persons on shore. The horn switch is located on the
switch panel. The horn device is located on the gunwale at the starboard side of the bow area. Depress the horn
switch to the up or forward position to activate the horn, then release the horn switch to deactivate the horn.
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Using different sequences of horn blasts indicates different and sometimes dangerous situations to you or
someone around you.
See the Safety Section in this manual for more information. Avoid any horn use without an appropriate purpose.
Additional information regarding audible warning signals should be covered in a safe boating course.
Compass
The compass is located on the dash on top of the console. To ensure
that the compass light is working properly, press the Nav/Anc switch in
the forward position to turn on the red LED light inside the compass.
When finished, turn the Nav/Anc switch back to the middle position.
Please refer to the owner’s manual provided by the manufacturer of the
compass for operational procedures and for information related to the
care and maintenance of their product. When in doubt, always defer to
the compass manufacturer’s instructions and/or recommendations.
Full Instrumentation / Analog Gauges (Digital – Suzuki 300 and Verado)
All gauges are installed on the console but the configuration and specific location of your gauges will vary
depending upon the selection of the various optional engine packages. If your engine package includes the
standard analog gauges (i.e., Faria), the gauges will light up when the navigation lights are on.
Digital Gauges (Optional) - If your engine package is compatible, you may select to have the optional digital
gauges installed. With digital gauges, the gauge lights will only be illuminated when the engine is on.
Note: Digital Gauges are not available with a Suzuki engine package.
Tachometer - To ensure the tach is working properly, simply turn the ignition key on and start the engine. While
the engine is idling, the tach should be reading in the proper RPM range recommended for the engine. Your
engine manual will indicate the appropriate RPM range. When you are running at wide-open throttle, the tach
should read near the top end of the recommended RPM range.
If the RPM gauge is reading correctly and the engine throttle settings are correct, the tachometer is operating
properly. If the tachometer is not reading correctly, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer of the gauge
(included in your owner’s package).
Speedometer - To ensure that the speedometer (Speedo) is working properly, get the boat on a planing speed
and check to see if the gauge is reading at the approximate running speed at which the boat is traveling.
Note: The speed-reading on the Speedo may vary a few mph from the actual speed that the boat
is traveling. Either a GPS or a radar gun can check the running speed.
Fuel - The fuel gauge reads the amount of fuel remaining in the tank. To check the fuel gauge, place a known
amount of fuel into the fuel fill and fill the tank. Turn the ignition key on and the fuel gauge should read the
approximate amount of fuel in the tank.
For example: If the fuel tank holds 125 gallons of fuel and you pumped 31 - 32 gallons of fuel into
the tank, the fuel gauge should read approximately ¼ of a tank. This ensures that the fuel gauge
and the fuel sender are working properly.
If the fuel gauge is not reading correctly, we recommend that you have the fuel sender checked by a qualified
professional before considering changing out the gauge. For more information, please refer to the Fuel/Oil
Systems section of this manual.
Trim - To ensure the trim gauge/indicator is working properly, start by making sure the engine is trimmed all the
way down. Locate the trim gauge on the instrument panel and check to see if the level on the trim gauge is in the
full down position. As you trim the engine up, watch the trim gauge and ensure that it coincides with the actual
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trim of the engine. When finished trimming the engine all the way up, the level on the trim gauge should read in
the full up position.
Volts - To system check the volt gauge, turn the ignition key on and turn on the engine. With the engine running,
check the reading on the volt gauge. It should be reading between 12 and 14.5 volts. This reading ensures that
the charging system and the volt gauge are working properly.
For specific information related to your gauges, refer to the material in your owner’s package that was provided by
the gauge manufacturer.
Head Waste System
WHAT IS THE LAW? Congress enacted the Clean Water Act of 1972 (amended in 1987). This law addresses
a wide spectrum of water pollution problems, including marine sewage from boats in navigable U.S. waters
including coastal waters up to three miles offshore. The law further provides for "no discharge" by boats operated
in enclosed lakes and reservoirs or in rivers not capable of interstate navigation. States may apply to the EPA to
have certain other waters declared "no discharge zones" if discharge of treated sewage would be harmful. In
short, boats with installed toilets must have an operable Coast Guard approved Marine Sanitation Device (MSD)
designed to either hold sewage for pump out ashore or for discharge in the ocean beyond the three mile limit, or
to treat the sewage to Federal standards prior to discharge.
All boats built since 1977 with installed toilets must have an operable approved type I, II or III MSD. Since 1980,
all boats (including those built before 1977) with installed toilets must have an operable MSD. Both the U.S.
Coast Guard and the Natural Resources Police can enforce MSD requirements.
Check with your local authorities, Coast Guard, local marina or your dealer for the rules and/or laws that may
apply specifically in your area.
Console - Dual with Head and Storage
This boat model has an enclosed head area and includes plenty of storage space. The porta-potti is installed in
the port console. In addition to storage space, the starboard console provides quick, easy access to the aft side
of the gauges, switch panel and other components that may be install on the dash.
Note: Loosen the two bolts on forward edge of the console for access to the backside of the dash
panel.
Head - Porta-Potti Inside Port Console
The porta-potti includes a 2.8-gallon holding tank. To operate the porta-potti system:
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Set the portable toilet on its front side so the cap on the holding tank is in a vertical position.
Remove the cap and add SeaLand brand holding tank deodorant following the instructions on the
deodorant container. Replace the cap firmly.
Before using: Set the portable toilet in the upright position and remove the cap located on the
right, rear side of the fresh water tank. Fill with fresh water just below the neck of the fresh water
inlet. Depress the bellows pump to add water to the bowl.
After using: To flush, open the slide valve by pulling out the handle and press the bellows pump
one or more times. After flushing, close the slide valve by pushing handle.
Before operating the porta-potti head system, refer to the manual in your owner's packet supplied by the portapotti manufacturer for specific operating instructions.
Fuel/Oil Systems
Fuel Tank
The 125-gallon fuel tank (Inca Molded Products) on your Pro-Line is constructed of flame resistant cross-linked
high-density polyethylene. The fuel tank is located under the deck and is secured between the stringers and
bulkheads.
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Inspect all hose connections on a regular basis. You can access the fuel fill and fuel vent via the deck plate that
is installed next to the binnacle inside the cockpit.
Located below the access pie installed forward of the bilge hatch
Manufacturers
Label
Fuel Pick Up
Fuel Sender
Located below the access pie installed
just aft of the helm seats
Fuel Vent Hose
Fuel Fill Hose
Fuel Fill Fitting
The vented fuel fill fitting is labeled “Gas” or “Fuel” and is
located approximately amidships on the starboard gunwale.
Twist the cap to open the fitting. The cap is connected to the
fitting by a chain or cable so that it will not fall into the water
and/or get lost. Be careful not to pump fuel into any other
fitting on the vessel. While you are filling the tank, fuel
entering the tank pushes air in the tank out through the fuel
vent.
Note: Never pump fuel into any fitting, opening or access on the boat unless it is labeled “Gas” or
“Fuel”.
Fuel Sender and Fuel Pick Up
The fuel sender and fuel pick up are accessible via the access pie that is installed aft of the helm seats. The fuel
sender is equipped with a float that moves up and down with the fuel level in the tank. The fuel level information
is sent to the fuel gauge and keeps you informed of the approximate fuel level in the tank. If you feel that your
fuel gauge is reading incorrectly, before considering changing the gauge, have your Pro-Line dealer’s Service
Department or a qualified professional remove the fuel sender and check to make sure that the float is able to
move up and down freely.
Fuel Water Separator
Depending on your selection of the various optional engine packages, your boat may be equipped with a fuel
water separator for the engine. However, some engines come equipped with a built in fuel water separator.
Please refer to the owner’s manual provided by the manufacturer of your engine package for operational
procedures and for information related to the care and maintenance of their product. When in doubt, always defer
to the engine manufacturer’s instructions and/or recommendations.
If your engine package requires the installation of a fuel water separator, it will be mounted to a stringer or
bulkhead in the bilge. The “spin on” filter cartridge should be renewed every season at a minimum. Fuel tanks
that are not kept full accumulate water faster due to condensation. Therefore, the filter cartridge may need to be
replaced more often depending upon usage and conditions or if motor begins to run rough. When replacing the
filter cartridge for the fuel water separator, coat the rubber seal with a film of grease or oil to help prevent sticking.
If water should somehow enter your fuel tank via condensation, your fuel source, etc., it will become trapped in
the fuel water separator before it is able to travel through the fuel system and to your engine.
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Please refer to the owner’s manual provided by your engine manufacturer for proper procedures. Some engines
will not have a separate fuel water separator located in the bilge. Instead it will be located on the engine itself.
Check engine specs.
Primer Bulb
There may be a primer bulb installed for each engine and it is used to prime the fuel pump in the motor with fuel.
Squeeze the primer bulb a few times until resistance is felt in order to prime. If no resistance develops and the
fuel pump will not prime, you may be out of fuel, the primer bulb may be defective, or a leak may have developed
allowing air into the system. Primer bulbs (if applicable) are located with the rigging tubes where they exit the
bilge and are easy to get to by standing on the dive platform.
Note: Not all engines require a primer bulb. Refer to the engine manual for verification.
Oil Tank and Fill
Depending on your selection of the various optional engine packages (i.e., oil injected outboard engines), your
boat may be equipped with a remote oil tank. If your engine package requires the installation of an oil tank, it will
be mounted in the bilge and can be accessed via the bilge hatches in the motor well. The oil fill will be installed
port side of the transom.
Make sure that the oil tank is well stocked with the type of engine oil that is recommended for your engine. Refer
to your engine manual. It is imperative that the oil supply remains clean and uncontaminated by water or dirt.
Check to make sure the oil line is free from leaks, kinks and chafing. Some motors use a primer bulb to initiate oil
flow. Air may periodically enter the system and require purging. Refer to your engine manual for specific
instructions.
If your optional engine package requires the installation of a remote oil tank, please refer to the owner’s manual
provided by the engine manufacturer for operational procedures and for information related to the care and
maintenance of their product. When in doubt, always defer to the engine manufacturer’s instructions and/or
recommendations.
Fuel / Oil Leaks
The fuel tank is vented via the vented fuel fill fitting and the vent should be inspected for obstructions regularly.
Verify that all of the fuel hoses remain properly secured and located according to NMMA standards. Inspect all
hose clamps and fittings to ensure they are double clamped where needed and that there are no fuel leaks in any
of the hoses. Also, inspect the oil system, if applicable, and ensure that the oil tank and hoses remain properly
connected and secured.
If you notice a fuel odor or see fuel in the bilge, there may be a leak somewhere in the fuel system. Correct any
fuel leaks before operating the vessel.
Caution: If at all possible, any fuel tank and or fuel system repair should be handled by your
Pro-Line dealer’s service department or by another qualified professional.
Fresh Water System (Optional)
Note: There must be fresh water in the fresh water tank in order for the fresh water and shower
sump pumps to operate. Operating the pumps with an empty tank could cause serious damage
to the pump.
Fresh Water Pump (Optional)
The fresh water pump is installed in a cut out area on top of the starboard stringer and is accessible via the bilge
hatch. Locate the fresh water pump switch (labeled fresh water) on the switch panel and move the switch to the
on position. Next go to the transom and turn on the faucet/nozzle to verify that water is coming out of the
faucet/nozzle.
If the fresh water system is not in going to be in use, return to the switch panel and turn the fresh water switch to
the off position
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When you turn off the cockpit shower faucet, the pump may run briefly. If
the pump continues to run with all faucets closed, check the system for
leaks or have the pump tested.
Fresh Water
Pump & Filter
If you should hear a sucking sound, you may have a leak on the inlet side
of the fresh water tank. There are 2 hoses connected to the front of the
tank. The larger diameter hose is the water fill hose and the smaller
diameter hose is the water vent hose. Inspect the hoses for leaks and
make certain that the hose connections are secure.
Note: The round filter attached to the side of the pump should be
removed and cleaned often with running water.
Fresh Water Tank and Fill (Optional)
The 10-gallon capacity fresh water tank can be filled via
the stainless steel fresh water tank fill (labeled water)
located on the starboard aft corner of the transom. The
tank, which is installed on a shelf in the bilge area, can
be accessed via the bilge hatch in the floor of the aft
cockpit.
To fill the tank, twist the cap on the stainless steel
fitting. The cap is connected to the fitting by a chain or
cable so that it will not fall into the water and/or get lost.
Use a garden hose to fill the fresh water tank through
this fitting.
Important: Fill the tank with potable water only. Refilling the tank often will help to keep it a
source of clean fresh drinking water. Never fill the fresh water tank with anything other than fresh
water.
Fresh Water Cockpit Shower Faucet –Cold (Optional)
The fresh water cockpit shower faucet/nozzle is located just outside the transom door
behind a white cap/cover. Pull open the cap and pull out the faucet/shower nozzle
and hose. Press the button on the nozzle to ensure proper operation (water
spraying). When you are finished, stow away the transom fresh water hose and cover
the outlet with the white cap.
See the section titled Fresh Water Pump for operating instructions before using this
shower.
Sea Water System
Bilge Pump
The 1100-gph bilge pump and float switch are installed as far aft as
possible in the bilge and both are accessible via the hatch installed in
the motor well. There are 2 steps in properly checking the bilge
pump. First, turn the bilge pump on at the instrument panel by
pressing the bilge pump switch to the on or forward position. When
the bilge pump switch is in the on position, the switch light should be
illuminated. To check and see if the bilge pump is operating, open
the bilge hatch over the bilge pump and listen to hear the bilge pump
running.
Bilge pump &
float switch
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Second, turn the bilge pump off at the instrument panel and check the bilge pump float switch. The bilge pump is
equipped with an automatic float switch (white box) that is mounted in close proximity to the pump. As long as
your boat is equipped with an operable battery, the pump will operate automatically when water is present in the
area. The float switch is equipped with two plastic knobs located on either side of the switch. Turn either one of
the knobs to raise the float to engage the bilge pump. If the pump comes on, the automatic float is operating
properly. It is recommended that you check the operation of each automatic float switch monthly.
If for some reason the indicator light on your bilge pump switch comes on, check your bilge for water. It is not
uncommon for rain water or water from washing your boat to accumulate in the bilge. Standing water will activate
the automatic float that is connected to the bilge pump. If you notice your pump running frequently during your
day on the water, you should check the thru hull fittings, hose connections, etc. for any possible leaks.
Keep the bilge area clean and free from debris that could clog ports or inhibit float movement. Also, keep the
battery (starboard) that provides power to the bilge pump charged. If the battery is not charged and flooding
occurs, the boat could swamp causing damage and possible loss of life or property.
Baitwell with Raw Water Washdown and Baitwell Light
The 18-gallon baitwell tub is located in the port aft corner of the cockpit. It comes
equipped with a baitwell/washdown pump, seacock, stand pipe, aerator head and
baitwell light.
The baitwell switch at the helm controls the baitwell/washdown pump. The pump
is mounted in a cut out area on top of the port stringer and is accessible via the
bilge hatch. The seacock is mounted in the center of the bilge and is accessible
via the bilge hatch in the aft cockpit.
Raw water for the baitwell tub
and raw water washdown system
comes through the seacock, to
the pump and then to the baitwell
tub and/or raw water washdown
outlet. Before turning the pump
on from the helm, check to be
sure that the seacock is open.
The seacock is wide open when
the yellow seacock lever is
vertical.
When the yellow
seacock lever is horizontal, the
seacock is closed. The seacock
should remain closed when the
pump is not in use.
Baitwell pump is located in aft bilge
area on top of the port aft stringer.
Seacock is shown in the closed position.
Note: The round filter attached to the side of the pump should be removed and cleaned often
with running water.
To operate the baitwell system: Locate the baitwell switch
on the console and press the switch to the forward position
to turn on the pump. When the baitwell pump is operating,
go to the baitwell tub, open the baitwell lid and visually
check to see if water is pumping into the tub through the
aerator fitting. If water is not entering the baitwell tub, the
aerator fitting may not be open. See the photos below to
make sure that the lever on the aerator fitting is in the
open position. To turn the baitwell pump off, press the
baitwell switch to the aft position. You should always turn
the baitwell switch off at the helm if the pump is not going
to be used soon
Lever on the aerator fitting
is closed
Lever on the aerator fitting
is open
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If you find it necessary to run the baitwell pump while you are underway, you may be forcing more water than
necessary up through the seacock. In this instance, adjust the seacock lever to a 45 degree angle so that the
seacock is only halfway open. The seacock lever may require additional adjustments to find a setting that works
best for you. Even when the baitwell pump is turned off, if the seacock is open, the baitwell tub will continue to fill
with water while you are underway.
To operate the washdown system: Locate the baitwell
switch on the console and press the switch to the forward
position to turn on the baitwell/washdown pump. Then,
locate the black washdown fitting at starboard aft corner of
the cockpit.
Lever on the washdown
fitting is closed
Lever on the washdown
fitting is open
Twist the cap off the fitting and attach a standard garden
hose to the fitting. The small lever on the washdown fitting
needs to be in the open position to allow water to flow
through the fitting.
Casting Deck - Insulated Storage Boxes
Your boat is equipped with a casting deck with two storage boxes that can be used for semi dry storage of your
gear. These two storage boxes are insulated so they can also be used as additional fishboxes.
Note: The two casting deck storage boxes are plumbed to gravity drain via a thru hull on the side
of the boat. They are not plumbed to a fishbox pump.
Stereo Equipment (Optional)
Please refer to the owner’s manuals provided by the manufacturers of the stereo components listed in this section
for operational procedures and for information related to the care and maintenance of their products. When in
doubt, always defer to the component manufacturer’s instructions and/or recommendations.
AM/FM Stereo with CD Player and Speakers (Optional)
The AM/FM stereo is powered by the dealer-installed batteries and
comes equipped with a CD player and 4 speakers and is XM
compatible. The installation locations are as follows:
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AM/FM Stereo with CD Player – Flush mounted in the
console.
Speakers –Two speakers installed in the forward cockpit and
two are installed in the aft cockpit.
XM Stereo Upgrade (Optional)
When activating your satellite service, your service provider will request
that you provide them with the “Radio ID #”. You will find this 8 character
ID # (alpha numeric) on the paperwork in your owner’s package.
8 character
(alpha numeric)
“Radio ID #”
If you cannot locate the paperwork, you will find the controller head unit
(XM box) mounted on the inside wall of the console. For access to the
box, loosen the two bolts on forward edge of the console for access to the
backside of the dash panel.
Based upon the availability from our vendors, stereo equipment changes from time to time. Therefore, we
request that you refer to the owner’s manual provided by the manufacturer of the equipment described in this
section for operational procedures and for information related to the care and maintenance of their product.
Note: The individual manufacturers of each of the following products listed in this section provide
the limited warranties for their equipment and most associated parts. Each manufacturer
provides recommendations regarding service and warranty related issues. In many cases,
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service and/or warranty repairs must be performed by a repair facility that is authorized to work
on their equipment.
Windshield
The windshield assembly is constructed of powder coated aluminum, tempered glass (front panels) and acrylic
(side panels). It also has a pass thru for access to the casting deck, insulated fish/storage boxes and bow area.
The windshield vent in the center of the windshield assembly can be opened and closed to allow air circulation at
the helm.
Please refer to the Service and Care section of this manual for cleaning recommendations.
Doors, Storage and Hatches
Head Door
The acrylic head door is equipped with a locking latch. To open the door, just turn the latch handle and pull the
door open. To close the door, push the door closed until it snaps in place. The latch will engage itself.
The door should never remain open when you are underway or when conditions might cause a passenger to lose
their balance and accidentally fall through the doorway.
See the Service and Care section of this manual for cleaning recommendations.
Transom Door
The poly transom door is located on the starboard aft corner of the boat. The sliding bolt style latch secures the
door in the closed position. To open the door, slide the latch starboard (to the right when standing on the dive
platform). The transom door should always remain closed while underway.
Storage
Your boat has plenty of storage areas for your tackle and/or gear:
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Rope locker storage at the bow
Wet/dry storage compartment in the casting deck storage boxes
Floor storage between the consoles
Storage areas inside both consoles
Stainless steel drink holders
Glove box with lock
Rod Holder Storage: The following rod holder storage is available:
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Rod Holders with Inserts - One pair of stainless steel rod holders with PVC inserts to protect your
rods. As an option, an additional pair of rod holders can be installed.
Rod Racks - A pair of rod racks is installed in the port and starboard freeboard of the aft cockpit.
Combined, they can accommodate up to 6 fishing rods.
Rocket Launchers – A pair of rocket launchers are installed on the optional arch.
Hatches and Latches
To open the hatches just lift the handle of the latch from the recessed area of the hatch, twist it and lift the hatch
open. Make sure that all hatches are closed and secured before you get underway.
In addition to the deck hatches, there are round access pies installed on the boat that provide access to
components. The following photo identifies the locations of the components that can be accessed via the deck
hatches and access pies.
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Wet/dry storage
compartments
Drain fitting for port
casting deck storage box
via access pie inside the
head area
Anchor Locker
Drain fitting for starboard
casting deck storage box
via access pie inside the
starboard console storage
area
Glove box
Floor storage
compartment
Fuel fill & vent
Binnacle
Windshield
Windshield
Fuel sender
Fuel pick-ups
Fuel fill & vent hose
Battery switch & breakers
(via hatch below baitwell)
Bilge access
hatch
Baitwell tub
Bilge pump & float switch
(hatch is in the center of
the motor well)
Note: Loosen the two bolts on forward edge of the console for access to the backside of the dash
panel.
Hardware
Cleats
Your boat is equipped with 6 standard cleats. They are installed to provide areas to permit you to tie off the boat
at dockside, tie off to another boat that is anchored, secure bumpers/fenders, and/or tie off the anchor (when
dropped) to prevent the line from pulling on the windlass, etc. You should never use the cleats for towing another
boat or skier.
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Hand Rails
Bow Rail - The low profile bow rail is constructed of stainless steel. The railing, which is through bolted to the
gunwale, is provided for safety. Never use the bow rail to tie off to anything heavier than a bumper/fender. Do
not use the bow rail for anchoring, or to tie off to the dock or another boat. Do not use the bow rail to tow another
boat or skier. Never stand on the bow rail or use it as leverage when pulling up an anchor, a fish or any other
objects. Do not use the bow rail to tie off and/or secure a large catch, etc.
Grab Rail – A stainless steel grab rail has been installed at the boarding ladder to provide safe boarding on the
boat. Another is installed at the doorway of the port console.
Thru Hull Fittings
Thru hull fittings provide overboard drainage. The following photos indicate the source of drainage for each of the
thru hulls.
Port Side
Top Fitting
Baitwell tub
Left to Right
Port cockpit deck drain
Bilge hatch drain
Port casting deck
storage box
Starboard Side
Anchor locker
Bilge Pump
Fuel Vent
Starboard
cockpit deck
Vent for optional fresh water
system can be added here
Floor storage
hatch drain
Starboard casting
deck storage box
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Gunwale Trim / Rubrail
A white rigid vinyl gunwale trim with a stainless steel insert is installed at the juncture of the deck and hull. This
durable trim provides a nice clean look and serves as somewhat of a cushion when you are docking, coming
along side another vessel, etc.
See the Service and Care section of this manual for cleaning recommendations.
Drain Plug
Before launching the boat, always make sure that the drain plug has been installed in the fitting on the transom at
the keel. If your boat is being transported, remove the drain plug once the boat is secured on the trailer so that
any excess water can be drained via the fitting. Never remove the drain plug when the boat is sitting static in the
water.
If you live in an area where it snows and you are storing your boat on a lift during the winter, make sure that you
remove the drain plug. When the snow melts, if the float switch for the bilge pump happens to fail, it could flood
the bilge and damage electrical components in the bilge.
Cockpit / Deck Drains
There are three (3) cockpit/deck drains in the aft area of the cockpit that allow excess
water in the cockpit to drain overboard via thru hulls on each side of the boat. To
ensure that there is no blockage in any of the hoses connected to the drains, it is
recommended that you occasionally run water through each of the cockpit drains and
visually inspect the thru hulls to verify that water flows freely and that there is no
blockage. To trouble shoot, check the hoses for leaks and make certain that all hose
connections are secure.
Anchor Roller with Cleat (Optional)
As an option, you may have selected to install the aluminum anchor roller and cleat at the bow pulpit. The anchor
line can be secured inside the anchor locker and is then routed through the anchor roller. The anchor (not
included as standard equipment) is held on the line beneath the anchor roller. This allows you to move about the
bow area safely without tripping over the line or anchor.
Dive Platform – Integrated with Ladder
The ladder on the dive platform allows you easy boarding and lets you easily stow away the step.
Seating
Your boat has cushioned captain seats at the helm and seating in the bow area. In
addition, there is the availability of a wide variety of seating options at the helm that
includes:
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Bow cushion with bolsters for the casting deck
Back to back – Port and/or starboard
Folding rear bench seat
Lounge seat – Port and/or starboard
Note: Captain seats come with seat cushions (cushions not shown in
photo)
Bimini Top (Optional)
The frame is made of anodized aluminum and the Bimini canvas top is made of high quality Sunbrella canvas.
Please see the Service and Care section of this manual for cleaning and care recommendations.
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Arch (Optional)
The arch, made of powder-coated aluminum, is mounted over the console. This sleek looking arch includes a set
of four rocket launchers, two are mounted on each side of the arch.
Vinyl Upholstery
Please see the Service and Care section of this manual for information on how to clean and care for your seat
cushions and cockpit bolsters.
Electronics (Optional)
Based upon the availability from our vendors, this equipment changes from time to time. Therefore, we request
that you refer to the owner’s manual provided by the manufacturer of your electronics equipment for operational
procedures and for information related to the warranty and the care and maintenance of their product. Refer to
your owner’s package for additional information.
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Operation and Performance
Trim / Tilt
The power trim system allows the operator to raise and lower the motor(s) throughout an infinite number of
settings between its upper and lower limits. There is a trim setting that will yield maximum speed, stability or
maneuverability for every throttle setting. Refer to your engine manual for specific questions regarding the trim
and tilt.
For most conditions, the best all-round performance is obtained when the bow of the boat is slightly out of the
water and all motors are trimmed to the same degree.
General trim down (or "in") characteristics are:
• Starting position for best acceleration to plane.
• Lowers the bow, which provides better stability and ride in rough water.
• Reduces boat speed and economy due to increased drag of hull and drive.
• More spray over bow.
General trim up (or "out") characteristics are:
• Raises the bow of the boat out of the water resulting in less hull in the water.
• Greater speed and economy for a given throttle setting.
• Greater maneuverability; provided prop does not ventilate during the maneuver.
• In excess, the reduced stability can lead to bouncing, porpoising and propeller ventilation.
In addition to providing ideal boat performance, the power-trim/tilt enables the motors to be raised (tilted up) for
trailering, beaching and launching. Avoid operating the trim switch if travel of the motor is blocked or it has
reached the limits of travel.
Propellers
If your Pro-Line was ordered with a factory installed engine, it will have a propeller that has been performance
tested to provide the best all-round performance for your engine/hull combination at sea level. In some situations,
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it may be desirable to re-prop your Pro-Line to enhance the desired performance needs for your area. For
instance:
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Decreasing the pitch will enhance acceleration and power at high loads.
Increasing the pitch will increase speed at light loads.
Decreasing the diameter will compensate for any loss of power at high altitudes.
Increasing the diameter results in higher efficiency at low speeds at the expense of top end speed
and acceleration.
Be sure not to over rev the engine when re-propping or engine damage could result. Operating your engine with
a damaged prop will decrease performance, increase fuel consumption, and may introduce undesirable handling
characteristics. The vibration caused by running a damaged prop could cause costly damage to your lower drive
unit.
Starting
Follow the information in your engine manual if it deviates from the following instructions.
Before Starting the Engines:
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Ventilate all enclosed spaces.
Visually inspect the bilge for fuel and check for vapors.
Visually make sure that the propellers are clear of obstructions or swimmers.
Make sure that the engine cooling water intakes are submerged.
Lock the helm seat to face straight forward.
Attach the safety stop switch lanyard.
Starting the Engines:
Start the engine according to the instructions provided in your engine manual.
After Starting the Engines:
After your engine starts, make sure to observe a few basic rules to insure the engine is functioning properly:
• Verify engine cooling water circulation.
• Check the temperature gauge for the first few minutes to make sure the engine is warming
properly and not overheating.
• Check for fuel, oil and water leaks. If any leaks are found, shut down the engines and make the
necessary repairs before continuing on with your voyage.
• Follow the break-in procedures as recommended by the engine manufacturer for your engines.
Fueling
Certain precautions must be observed when fueling due to the explosive nature of gasoline.
Before Fueling:
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Secure the boat to the dock with adequate moorings.
Turn off the engine and any equipment having spark-producing contacts.
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Close doors and hatches so fumes do not enter boat.
Disembark all persons not necessary for the fueling operation.
Prohibit all smoking and open flames on board and nearby.
Have a fire extinguisher close by.
While Fueling:
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Keep the nozzle in contact with the fuel fill opening to minimize the possibility of sparks.
Do not pump fuel into any opening unless it is marked “Fuel” or “Gas”.
Do not leave the boat unattended.
Do not spill fuel.
Do not over fill. Filling a tank until fuel is vented is dangerous.
Allow room for expansion.
After Fueling:
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Close the fuel fill opening.
Wipe up any spilled fuel and dispose of the rags on shore.
Open the doors and hatches to ventilate the boat before starting the engines.
Check for fumes in the bilge and continue to ventilate if fumes are present.
Loading
The performance of any boat is contingent upon the amount of load carried. Reduce the load to permit safe
operation in rough and adverse conditions. Heavy loads reduce the performance and increase fuel consumption.
The load positioning greatly affects the performance of your boat. If excessive weight is placed too far aft, the
boat may have difficulty getting on plane and may ride rough. If the load is concentrated too far forward, the boat
may “bow steer” or veer off to the side when entering a large wave at an angle. There may also be a reduction in
the top end speed. The optimum load location is generally near the center of the boat.
When loading your Pro-Line, always:
• Maintain a balance both port to starboard and bow to stern.
• Keep heavy items as low as possible.
• When boarding, step (never jump) into the boat one passenger at a time.
• Pass gear from the dock to someone in the boat. Do not carry gear while boarding.
• Never allow passengers to hang their feet over the side of the boat.
• Do not allow passengers to sit or stand on top of the stern or gunwales.
• Do not overload the boat to the point where water enters the cockpit scuppers.
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Trailering and Launching
Selecting A Trailer
Choose the proper trailer for your boat and make sure the trailer you use is certified. Consult your state authority
for state regulations pertaining to trailering a boat. More damage can be done to a boat by the stress of road
travel than by normal water operation. A boat hull is designed to be evenly supported by water. Pro-Line does
not make or recommend the use of any particular trailer. We do, however, recommend using the bunk style trailer
in lieu of a roller style trailer. The bunk style provides the hull of the vessel with a much more even distribution of
weight.
When transported on a trailer, your boat should be supported structurally, as evenly across the hull as possible.
This will allow for even distribution of the weight of the hull, engine and equipment. It should be long enough to
support the whole length of the hull but short enough to allow the lower unit of the boat's engine to extend freely.
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Rollers and bolsters must be kept in good condition to prevent scratching and gouging of the hull.
Tie downs and lower unit supports must be adjusted properly to prevent the boat from bouncing
on the trailer. The bow eye on the boat should be secured either with a rope, chain or turnbuckle
in addition to the winch cable. Additional straps may be required across the beam of the boat.
The capacity of the trailer should be greater than the combined weight of the boat, motor, and
equipment. Check the certification label on the forward port (left) side of your trailer to insure it
has an adequate gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for the combined boat and trailer.
The tow vehicle must be capable of handling the weight of the trailer, boat and motors, as well as
the weight of the equipment, which will be carried inside. The boat weight must include the
weight of the empty hull, motors, full fuel and fresh water capacities, accessories, equipment, and
provisions. This may require that the tow vehicle may need to be specially equipped with:
o Engine of adequate power.
o Transmission designed for towing.
o Larger cooling systems for the engine and transmission.
o Heavy-duty brakes.
o Load bearing hitch attached to the frame, not the bumper.
Rollers, if used, should only serve to guide the boat into position while in the water and should not be relied upon
to support the weight of the boat. The improper use of rollers voids your warranty and could seriously damage
your hull.
Check Before You Go Out On The Highway
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Insure that the hitch on the tow vehicle is rated for the gross total
weight (GTW) or greater and that the ball size matches the trailer
receiver.
The tow ball and coupler are the same size and the bolts with
washers are tightly secured. (The vibration of road travel can loosen
them.)
The coupler is completely over the ball and the latching mechanism
is locked down.
The trailer is loaded evenly from front to rear as well as side-to-side.
Too much weight on the hitch will cause the rear of the tow vehicle
to drag and make steering more difficult.
Too much weight on the rear of the trailer will cause the trailer to
“fishtail” and may reduce traction or even lift the rear wheels of the
tow vehicle off the ground
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The safety chains are attached
crisscrossing under the coupler to the
frame of the tow vehicle. If the ball
were to break, the trailer would follow
in a straight line and prevent the
coupler from dragging on the road.
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The lights on the trailer function properly.
Check the brakes. On a level parking area roll forward and apply the brakes several times at increasing
speeds to determine a safe stopping distance.
The side view mirrors are large enough to provide an unobstructed rear view on both sides of the vehicle.
Check tires (including spare) and wheel bearings. Improper inflation may cause difficulty in steering.
When trailer wheels are immersed in water (especially salt water), the bearings should be inspected and
greased after each use.
Carry a spare tire and tools for changing. Include a spare bearing and race set for long trips.
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Towing Precautions
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Allow more time to brake, accelerate, pass and stop.
Remember, the turning radius is also much greater. Curbs and roadside barriers must be given a
wide berth when negotiating corners.
Prior to operating on the road, practice turning, backing up, etc. on a level, un-congested parking
area.
Make certain that water from rain or cleaning has been removed from the boat. Water weighs approximately eight
pounds per gallon and can add weight that will shift with the movement of the trailer.
Backing A Trailer
Practice backing with a
trailer before you get into
a confined launch site.
Get accustomed to using
the trailer in an open
area.
Take someone
with you who knows how
to back a trailer. Backing
a trailer works the
opposite of backing a
car. If the trailer needs
to travel to the right, turn
the steering wheel to the
left and vice versa. Do
not turn the wheel too far
or over steer. Turn the
wheel gradually until you
get the feel of safe
backing.
Pre-Launching Preparations
For the courtesy of others and to prevent rushing, prepare your boat for launching away from the ramp.
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Check the boat to ensure that no damage was caused by the trip
Remove any covers and tie downs
Place lines and fenders, if needed.
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Verify that your safety equipment is aboard.
Raise the lower unit (remove supports) to the proper height for launching so that it will not hit
bottom.
Remove tie downs and make sure that the winch is properly attached to the bow eye and locked
in position.
Put the drain plug in securely.
Disconnect the trailer lights to prevent shorting of the electrical system or burning out a bulb.
Attach a line to the bow and the stern of the boat so that the boat cannot drift away after
launching and it can be easily maneuvered to a docking area.
Visually inspect the launch ramp for hazards such as a steep drop off, slippery area and sharp
objects.
Launching
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Keep the rear wheels of the tow vehicle out of the water. This will generally keep the exhaust
pipes out of the water. If the exhaust pipes become immersed in the water, the engine may stall.
Set the parking brake and place tire chocks behind the rear wheels.
Make sure someone else on shore is holding the lines attached to the boat.
Lower the motor and prepare to start the engine (after running blowers and checking for fuel
leaks).
Start the boat motor and make sure that water is passing through the engine cooling system.
Release the winch and disconnect the winch line from the bow when the boat operator is ready.
At this point, the boat should be able to be launched with a light shove or by backing off the trailer under power.
Finish loading your boat at a sufficient distance from the ramp so that others may use it.
Retrieval
The steps for removing your boat from the water are basically the reverse of those taken to launch it. However,
keep in mind that certain conditions may exist during retrieval that did not exist during launching. As you
approach the takeout ramp, take special care to note such factors as the change in wind direction and/or velocity,
the change in current and/or tide, any increase in boating traffic, visibility, etc.
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Unload the boat at a dock or mooring if possible.
Back down the ramp so that the trailer is half submerged.
Maneuver the boat carefully to the submerged trailer, and raise the lower unit of the engine.
Carefully line up the boat, slowly maneuvering with short bursts of power.
When the keel is centered and the boat is just touching the trailer winch, smoothly apply power
until the boat eases to the bow rest.
Winch the boat onto the trailer and secure it.
Drive the trailer with the boat aboard carefully out of the ramp to a designated parking area for
cleanup, reloading, and an equipment safety check.
Remove the drain plug.
Rinse off the salt water as soon as fresh water is available.
Stow the equipment, canvas, etc. and affix the tie downs and covers.
Hook up the trailer lights and verify their operation.
Practice will make launch and retrieval a simple procedure. The best advice is just, "do it cautiously with safety as
your main concern."
Storage
Since your boat may be sitting on its trailer for quite some time before it is used again, it is important that it be
stored properly. To avoid damage from sun and weather, cover the boat with a tarp. To remove weight from the
wheels, put cinderblocks or wood beams under the tongue and all four corners of the trailer frame.
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Service and Care
To enjoy trouble free use of your Pro-Line, follow the recommended procedures and instructions relating to the
service and care of your boat. Failure to follow proper maintenance practices will result in shorter life of your
equipment and may void your warranty.
Much of the installed equipment on your Pro-Line is warranted separately. Follow the care instructions found in
your owner’s packet to keep these individual warranties in force.
Your engine manual contains service information relating to your particular engine installation. Follow the engine
manufacturer’s recommendations for trouble free service and to preserve your warranty rights.
Your new Pro-Line boat is your home away from home. Generally, you should maintain your boat with the same
care as you would maintain your home or automobile. Many of the same products used in caring for your home
and automobile can be used to maintain your new boat.
Fiberglass and Gelcoat
The gelcoated fiberglass on your Pro-Line provides a smooth, easy to clean and maintain surface. Regular
cleaning and waxing will preserve the finish on your boat for many years to come.
Use a mild detergent and plenty of fresh clean water to swab down the exposed gelcoat on your boat. Do not use
harsh cleaners containing ammonia, chlorine or abrasives. Do not use acetone or any ketone solvents. Stubborn
stains may be removed with alcohol or kerosene provided they are washed off immediately and completely with a
mild detergent and water.
Wax all gelcoat surfaces a minimum of twice a year, more often if the boat is stored in the sun. If neglected, the
surface will take on a dull appearance that is not restorable by waxing. Hand buff with a rubbing compound such
as Dupont No. 7, or power buff with Mirror Glaze No. 1. Then follow up with a good waxing.
Caution: When power buffing, use care not to leave swirl marks or "burn" the surface. You may
want to leave power buffing to a professional.
The gelcoat on your Pro-Line is approximately 25-mil thick. Minor scratches and deep stains that do not
penetrate the gelcoat can be lightly wet sanded with 600 grit sand paper, buffed and waxed to remove.
If a deep gouge to the surface occurs that goes through the gelcoat and into the fiberglass, it must be repaired
promptly to avoid further damage. Your dealer is best equipped to handle this repair and achieve good bonding
and color match. There are many different gelcoat repair kits on the market for this use. However, results
obtained may not be satisfactory. See your Pro-Line dealer for fiberglass damage deeper than 1/16 inch.
Epoxy Barrier Coat and Bottom Paint
If your boat will be in the water continuously, we recommend sealing the bottom of the hull with a high quality
barrier coating. Unsealed gelcoat may form water blisters. Repair of water osmosis blister damage is not
covered under the limited warranty.
The phenomenon of osmotic blistering is known to occur in saltwater, brackish water and/or fresh water. Any
boat left in the water for any period of time is susceptible. Nearly all the marine bottom paint manufacturers today
offer coatings that help protect the hull against blistering. If required, contact your Pro-Line dealer’s Service
Department or another qualified service professional for further information.
We recommend that your boat be cleaned often to prevent unwanted marine growth on the hull and to maintain
ultimate high performance. The bottom of your boat must be kept clean. Any buildup of marine life from water
will create drag and affect the boat’s performance and efficiency. Never use brushes or scouring pads on the
bottom of your boat, as this can cause small scratches that will actually trap dirt.
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Antifouling bottom paint is designed to dissolve slowly to prevent marine growth. Therefore, the hull bottom
should be repainted at the beginning of each boating season. Factors to take into consideration when selecting a
protective bottom paint are water temperature, pollution, salinity, current and organic material in the water.
Important: Consult your Pro-Line dealer’s Service Department or another qualified service
professional for recommended bottom paints and local laws that may govern your area. Many
states regulate the chemical content of bottom paints to meet environmental standards and
regulations.
Blisters are unforeseen and unexplained phenomena that are relatively undefined. There is no 100% method of
prevention, although barrier coating and bottom painting are the best known deterrents.
We recommend that a professional apply the epoxy barrier coat and bottom paint. The hull should be sanded
prior to applying the barrier coat and bottom paint. This is done so that the epoxy coat will properly adhere to the
hull, and when done correctly, will not void the hull warranty. Pro-Line Boats does not recommend using an
etching primer in lieu of sanding the bottom.
Bottom painting is an annual operation but may require more frequent applications if the bottom becomes
scratched, damaged, etc. We recommend strict adherence to the manufacturer's recommendations when barrier
coating and bottom painting your vessel. There is a small window of time in which the coats must be applied in
order to properly complete the application process; therefore, we recommend that a qualified professional do this
process.
While barrier coating and bottom painting are the best preventative to blisters caused by the environment, this is
in no way a guarantee that they will not occur.
Graphics
Your graphics may be cleaned with a mild dish cleaning soap and warm water or a good marine grade cleaner
that is recommended for cleaning gelcoat. Never use any harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners or any hard
objects, as they will damage the graphics. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s directions carefully before using
any product on your graphics or gelcoat.
Gunwale Trim/Rubrail
The gunwale trim/rubrail that is installed at the juncture of the deck and hull is made of flexible, semi-rigid vinyl
and has a stainless steel insert. The vinyl rubrail should be cleaned with the same products used to clean the
gelcoat. Before cleaning the stainless steel insert, please refer to the stainless steel instructions later in this
chapter.
Fuel Water Separator
If fuel water separators are installed on your boat, the “spin on” filter cartridges should be renewed every season
at a minimum. Fuel tanks that are not kept full accumulate water faster due to condensation. Therefore, filter
cartridges may need to be replaced more often depending upon usage and conditions or if motors begin to run
rough. When replacing the filters for the fuel water separators, coat the rubber seal with a film of grease or oil to
help prevent sticking.
Water Pumps
The round filter attached to the side of the pump should be removed and cleaned often with clear water.
Compass
During periods of long storage, it is recommended that you remove the compass from the boat and store it in a
location providing normal room temperature. At low temperatures, an air bubble may form on the top of the
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dome. This will in no way affect the reading or accuracy. When restored to normal temperature, the air bubble
will disappear.
Clean the Lucite compass dome carefully with a moistened soft cloth to avoid scratching. In saltwater operation,
salt crystals from the spray may form on the dome. These crystals should be removed with a moistened soft
cloth. A dry cloth and/or harsh rubbing may scratch the compass dome. Any good grade of paste wax can be
applied to the dome to retain its luster and optical clarity.
Corrosion Protection
Spray all electrical connections with a good quality corrosion guard annually and whenever an electrical
connection is repaired or replaced.
If you moor your Pro-Line in salt water for extended periods, be sure to check the transom mounted anti-corrosion
anode often for operation. Check the electrical connections (green wire) on all metallic fittings with anode for
conductivity with an ohmmeter. Make sure the anode surface is exposed and not caked with corrosion and scale.
Renew the anode if it is more than 50% eroded. Your motor and/or drive unit have a sacrificial zinc anode to
mitigate the effects of electrolysis which causes corrosion. Maintain this anode in accordance with the
maintenance schedule in your engine manual.
Aluminum
Aluminum is corrosion resistant but not corrosion proof. The grain structure, when modified by welding
processes, has increased susceptibility to micro-corrosion (invisible to the unaided eye) and cracking. Proper
care will preserve the weld strength and beauty of your aluminum:
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Always clean frequently with a mild non-abrasive soap and lots of fresh water. Most glass
cleaners work.
Always protect with a wax, especially around welds to guard against micro-corrosion, cracking
and rust spots.
Always remove rust and corrosion spots, as they appear, with an aluminum cleaner.
Thoroughly wash the aluminum with a soft towel or sponge using lots of soap and water.
Remove all dried salt crystals and other contaminates. Rinse completely with direct water
pressure.
Clean and rinse it well.
Wash it often enough to keep contaminates from forming or building up.
Avoid the use of bleach or chlorides to clean the aluminum and/or nearby components. Chlorides
can leach onto the aluminum when nearby.
Never clean with acids or bleaches.
Avoid abrasive cleaning products. NEVER use sandpaper, steel wool, brass wool, wire brushes,
polishing wheels, or rubbing or polishing compounds. These items will remove anodizing and
lead to pitting.
Never permit contact with iron, carbon steel, or other metals, which could cause rust or corrosion.
Pay particular attention when cleaning the tubing directly beneath the top (i.e., hard top, T-top, Bimini top, arch).
This area does not receive the natural rinsing action of rainwater and is shielded from the sun. Therefore, it does
not dry as completely or quickly as the rest of the frame. The top of the frame is often overlooked when cleaning
the boat and should be hand washed and dried often. This area is likely to be the first place that staining or pitting
occurs.
Additional information from Taco Metals is included in your owner’s package.
Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is used for bow rails and deck fittings on your Pro-Line. Stainless steel is not completely free from
corrosion attack. It is NOT stain or rust proof. When used in contact with chloride salts, sulfides or other rusting
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metals, stainless will discolor, rust or even corrode. The degree of surface oxidation is directly affected by local
atmosphere and saltwater concentrations. All metals are subject to corrosion in some environments. The grain
structure of stainless, when modified by welding processes, has increased susceptibility to micro-corrosion
(invisible to the unaided eye) and cracking.
Our most helpful recommendation is that you give your stainless steel hardware the same attention that you
would use to maintain other materials on your boat. Regular fresh-water washing with a mild abrasive cleaner will
keep your stainless bright and beautiful.
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Always clean stainless frequently with soap and water. Any cleaner safe for glass is usually safe
for stainless
Always remove rust spots as soon as possible with a stainless, brass, silver or chrome cleaner.
Irreversible pitting will develop under rust that remains on stainless for any period of time.
Always use a cleaner, like a good car wax, for added beauty and protection.
Never use coarse abrasives like sandpaper or steel wool on stainless as these can cause rusting.
Never clean with acids or bleaches.
Never leave stainless in contact with iron, steel or other metals, which cause contamination
leading to rust or corrosion.
Always protect with a wax, especially around welds to guard against micro-corrosion, cracking
and rust spots.
Additional information from Romac and G. G. Schmitt and Sons is included in your owner’s package.
Transom Door
The head door is made of a strong poly (i.e., starboard material). To clean the poly door, rinse with fresh water
to remove as much grime as possible. Then, wash with a mild dish cleaning soap and warm water or a good
marine grade cleaner that is recommended for cleaning poly, plastic or vinyl. You may use a soft bristle nylon
brush for stubborn stains. Never use any harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners or any hard objects, as they will
damage the poly/starboard material. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s directions carefully before using any
cleaning product on your boat.
Head Door
To clean the acrylic door, rinse with fresh water to remove as much grime as possible. Use bare hands with
plenty of water so you can feel any grit and avoid grinding it into the surface as you dislodge it. When all material
that may scratch the surface is removed, use a soft clean cloth with a non-abrasive mild detergent and fresh
water. Rinse and blot dry with a clean dry chamois.
Grease and adhesives may be removed with kerosene, hexane or white gas (not gas you burn in your boat, car,
or lawnmower). Never use solvents such as acetone, silicone spray, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, dry cleaning
fluid, lacquer or paint thinner, or any chlorinated solvent on acrylic since they may dissolve the material.
Windshield
The windshield is made of powder-coated aluminum, tempered glass and acrylic. The windshield manufacturer
recommends that you hose down the entire windshield assembly on a regular basis and allow it to air dry. If
additional leaning is required, please see the cleaning and care recommendations instructions that follow for each
type of component:
Powder-coated aluminum – The windshield manufacturer recommends the following Do’s and Don’ts in caring for
you powdered coated aluminum:
DO’s
• Use corrosion inhibitors on all fasteners inserted into the aluminum frame. Any break in the
“membrane” of the powder-coating must be properly sealed against moisture intrusion. The
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Marine.
When washing the powder-coated surface, use fresh water and mild detergents, and rinse
thoroughly. Rinse within one hour of application.
Use only soft cloths to wash or wipe the surface.
Use cleaners containing naphtha hydrocarbons (free of aromatic compounds) to remove greasy
or oily substances, or to remove glue or adhesive tape residues. Quickly remove them from the
powder surface.
Be sure that all water drain openings are free from debris. It is important to not allow water to pool
and lie continuously against the finish.
DON’Ts
• Do not drill or break through the powder-coating film unless absolutely necessary. As much as
possible, fastener holes should be drilled or punched before powder-coating.
• Do not use organic solvents containing esters, ketones, alcohols, aromatic compounds, glycolic
ether, or halogenated hydrocarbons.
• Do not use excessively alkaline or acidic cleaners.
• Do not use detergents at more than 77° F.
• Do not allow contact with teak cleaners.
• Do not allow wet cushions or covers to be in constant contact with the powder-coat.
• Do not shrink-wrap or tightly bind painted or powder-coated surfaces with plastic wrappings.
• Do not use abrasives or abrasive cleaners.
Accelerated life tests have shown that powder-coat materials are particularly susceptible to the following products
and they should not be used on the powder-coated surfaces:
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Ammonia
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Metyl-Ethyl-Ketone (MEK)
Hydrochloric acid
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Sulfuric acid
Tempered glass – Most of the windshield sections are made of tempered glass (i.e., the windshield vent
assembly, the two front windshield panels and the two aft panels. Each of these panels will have a very small,
discreet label that states that they are made of tempered glass (i.e., FLT Glass Tempered). The two curved
panels are made of acrylic, not tempered glass and should not be treated in the same manner.
To clean the tempered glass panels use commercially available glass cleaners or a mixture of fresh water and
vinegar. Do not use abrasives, harsh chemicals or metal scrapers. Regular cleaning will help assure clarity of
the glass for safe boating.
Acrylic – The two curved sections are made of acrylic. They DO NOT have a tempered label affixed to them. The
windshield manufacturer recommends that you hose down the entire windshield assembly on a regular basis. If
any grit or grime is present, avoid grinding it into the surface as you carefully dislodge it. Allow the acrylic panels
to air dry.
If further leaning is required, use a very soft cotton cloth and clean with a mixture of warm water and mild dish
washing soap such as Ivory or Dawn. Make certain that there is no cross contamination on the cotton cloth.
Then, allow the acrylic panels to air dry.
Grease and adhesives may be removed with kerosene, hexane or white gas (not gas you burn in your boat, car,
or lawnmower). Never use solvents such as acetone, silicone spray, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, dry cleaning
fluid, lacquer or paint thinner, or any chlorinated solvent on acrylic since they may dissolve the material.
Bimini Top and Windscreen
Canvas
One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella brand fabrics looking good and to delay the need for deep or vigorous
cleanings is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with clear water. This practice will help prevent dirt from
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becoming deeply imbedded in the fabric and eliminate the need for more frequent vigorous cleanings. In most
environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years. When it's time for a thorough
cleaning, Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned while still installed on your boat. It is important to observe the
following:
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Brush off loose dirt.
Hose down.
Prepare a cleaning mixture of water and mild soap (Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite
detergents). Water should be cold to lukewarm. Never more than 100 degrees.
Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
Allow soap to soak in.
Rinse thoroughly.
Air dry. Never apply heat to Sunbrella fabrics.
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If stubborn stains persist, you can use a diluted chlorine bleach/soap mixture for spot cleaning of mildew, roof runoff or other similar stains. Prepare a special cleaning mixture:
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Four ounces (half cup) of chlorine bleach.
Two ounces (one-fourth cup) of mild soap.
One gallon of water.
Clean with soft bristle brush.
Allow mixture to soak for up to 20 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly.
Air dry.
Repeat if necessary.
Re-treating the Fabric - Sunbrella fabrics are treated with a fluorocarbon finish to enhance water repellency. This
finish is designed to last for several years, but must be replenished after a thorough cleaning. Based on test
results, Glen Raven recommends 303 High Tech Fabric Guard™ as the preferred re-treatment product for
Sunbrella fabrics. Fabrics should be retreated after thorough cleaning or after five years of use. Check with your
local Sunbrella dealer or distributor for additional information.
For more information, visit the Sunbrella website at www.sunbrella.com for specific recommendations.
Isinglass (Windscreen Material)
Maintenance means "rinsing" with cold water and trying not to rub the dirt into the Isinglass. Never "Dry" dust the
Isinglass panels. Any rubbing acts like sandpaper to plastic so keep rubbing to a minimum. Always use lots of
cold water and a very very soft cloth when rubbing is required. Do not use paper towels or Terri-cloth towels. Try
not to use any cleaning solutions, as most will cause yellowing and cracking.
When you have to store the panels of your windscreen and curtain package, always “roll up” the material to
prevent creases. Do not fold the Isinglass as this will permanently damage the Isinglass material. Do not roll up
the panels when wet, as the material will turn white or fog up. Dry the panels off first using a very very soft cloth
before rolling them up. A few hours in the sun will get rid of the whiteness or fogginess in most cases.
Vinyl
Exterior Vinyl – Upholstered Seats and Cockpit Bolsters
Vinyl requires periodic cleaning to maintain its neat appearance and to prevent the build-up of dirt and
contaminants that may permanently stain and reduce the life of the vinyl if they are not removed. The frequency
of cleaning depends on the amount of use and on environmental conditions to which the vinyl is subjected. The
procedures used for cleaning are dependent upon the end use circumstances.
For normal cleaning, most stains can be cleaned using warm soapy water and a clear water rinse. Moderate
scrubbing with a medium bristle brush will help to loosen soiling material from the depressions of embossed
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surfaces. For stubborn stains, use either Fantastic or Mr. Clean, which are commercially available mild
detergents, in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
For additional information regarding the care and maintenance of this product, please refer to the Morbern
brochure provided in your owner’s package for recommended methods to clean specific types of stains.
Winterizing and Storage
Your new Pro-Line was winterized before it left the factory. If you launch the boat prior to storing it for the winter,
please complete and/or comply with the following check list in order to ensure an easy “fitting out” in the spring:
Pre-Storage Check List:
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Remove drain plugs, keeping the bow high to drain any water accumulation.
Run a pint of RV antifreeze through the bilge pump.
Drain all water systems, including the head, and pump an approved antifreeze through all pumps,
valves, drains and lines.
Fill fuel tank (3/4 – 7/8 full) and add a stabilizer/conditioner such as “STA-BIL” to the gasoline.
Prepare engine in accordance with the engine manufacturer’s recommendations found in your
engine manual.
Treat metal parts with a rust inhibiter.
To prevent mold and mildew, use an absorbing product such as DampRid according to the
manufacturer’s directions. An alternative and inexpensive option is to fill egg cartons with
charcoal briquettes that have not been pre-treated with lighter fluid.
Remove batteries and protect them from freezing. Trickle charge overnight once a month.
Place under cover. If the boat is stored on a trailer, loosen tie-down straps and place blocks
beneath axles to relieve the load on the tires.
For inboard/outboard engines only, to protect your boat during transport, the following procedures were affected
at the factory prior to shipping and will need to be rectified prior to launch:
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Drain plugs on engine block removed.
Petcocks on engine removed.
Large hose on re-circulating pump removed.
Power steering cooler hose removed.
All other water hoses disconnected (left in place with hose clamps tightened to prevent their loss).
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Check entire fuel system for loose fittings, leaks and damage.
Clean battery terminals; install battery(s), and coat terminals with a deoxidizing agent.
Check all thru hull fittings and hoses for obstructions, water tightness and condition.
Test all lights for proper operation.
Check wiring, terminal blocks and plugs for loose connections and corrosion.
Verify switch and equipment operation.
Check line condition. Inspect anchor and rope.
Clean out any debris from bilge and cockpit.
Flush water systems.
Install hull drain plug.
Verify operation of equipment before leaving dock.
Resealing
In the heat and sun, silicone and sealant can degrade over time. We recommend that you reseal around
everything that comes in contact with the deck or hull with a high quality silicone such as 3M 5200 sealant
annually. This includes but is not limited to the following:
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Bow rail stanchions
T-top stanchions and supports
Bimini top hardware
Grab rails
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Access and other hatches
Windshield
Bow and transom eyes
Clam shell at the anchor locker
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Ladder
Motor mounts
Head door
Additional Cleaning and Maintenance Products
Flitz – 1 For use on brass, copper, stainless steel, chrome, silver, gold, pewter, nickel, factory gun bluing, bonze,
platinum, tin, aluminum, magnesium, anodized aluminum, painted surfaces, fiberglass, Plexiglas and plastics.
Flitz is available at many marine supply stores, marinas and at Home Depot. For more information on this
product, contact the manufacturer at:
Flitz International Ltd., Waterford, WI 53185, 800-558-8611
Woody Wax - Can be used on a variety of surfaces such as:
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Aluminum and Metals – T-tops, tuna towers, anodized aluminum, aluminum, stainless, chrome,
boat trailers, fishing gear, etc.
Fiberglass and Non-Skid – Fiberglass, non-skid decks and colored gelcoat.
Electrical and Engines – Electrical equipment, electrical connections, wiring harnesses,
outboards, engines.
Plastics – Plastic, vinyl seats, Plexiglas.
Be sure to read the manufacturer’s information carefully before using Woody Wax products on any component on
your boat. For more information regarding this product, visit their website at www.woody-wax.com.
Tef-Gel - Bed all SS fasteners that come in contact with aluminum with Tef-Gel to prevent the galvanic corrosion
between these two dissimilar metals. See the Tef-Gel website (http://www.wolfwire.com/tefgel/frameset.htm) for
more details
Ivory Soap and clean warm water – no cross contamination
Lysol Foaming Cleaner - Works well for cleaning gelcoat, vinyl and Formica.
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Appendix
Helpful Check Lists
Print and use these checklists, and do not operate your boat without doing the following:
Each Time You Go On a Boat Trip
Make sure you know where CO exhaust outlets are located on your vessel.
Educate all passengers about the symptoms of CO poisoning and where CO may accumulate.
When docked or rafted with another boat, be aware of exhaust emissions from the other boat.
Confirm that water flows from the exhaust outlets when the engines and generator (if equipped)
are started.
Listen for any change in exhaust sound that could indicate an exhaust component failure.
Test the operation of each CO alarm by pressing the test button.
Once a Month
Make sure all exhaust clamps are in place and secure.
Look for exhaust leaking from exhaust system components. Signs include rust and/or black
streaking, water leaks, or corroded or cracked fittings.
Inspect rubber exhaust hoses for burned, cracked or deteriorated sections. All rubber hoses
should be pliable and free of kinks.
Clean the bilge and all bilge components with a mixture of bleach and water. Then, follow up by
misting the bilge and components with WD-40. This includes but is not limited to the hoses,
seacocks, pumps, connections, clamps, air conditioner pumps, generator (if equipped), etc.
Once a Year
Have a qualified marine technician:
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Replace exhaust hoses if cracking, charring or deterioration is found.
Ensure that your engines and generator are properly tuned and well maintained (if equipped).
Inspect each water pump impeller and the water pump housing. Replace if worn. Make sure
cooling systems are in working condition.
Inspect all metallic exhaust components for cracking, rusting, leaking or loosening. Be sure to
check the cylinder head, exhaust manifold, water injection elbow and the threaded adapter nipple
between the manifold and the elbow.
Clean, inspect and confirm proper operation of the generator cooling water anti-siphon valve (if
equipped).
Spray CRC on all of the connections behind the console.
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Boat Identification Information
Owner:
Home Port:
Dealer:
Boat Name:
Registration Number:
Hull ID Number:
Boat Model:
LOA:
Beam:
Draft:
Vertical Clearance:
Hull:
Deck:
Interior:
Warranty Registration Date:
Fuel Capacity (Gallons):
Ignition Key #:
Cabin/Head Door Key #:
Other Key #:
Radio Call Letters:
Engine Make:
Bat.:
Model:
HP:
Port Engine S/N:
Port Drive S/N:
Stbd Engine S/N:
Stbd Drive S/N:
Prop:
Diam:
Pitch:
P/N:
Trailer Make & Model:
Trailer S/N:
GVWR:
Insurance Company:
Agent:
Policy #:
Phone #:
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Trouble Shooting Chart
PROBLEM:
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Poor speed or fuel
economy:
Wrong propeller for load or conditions.
Trim is in too far.
Load is too far forward or too heavy. Boat has taken on water.
Marine growth on hull. Line or anchor is dragging.
Fuel is stale or partially blocked. Engine is worn, out of tune or underpowered.
Improper rigging. Air intake or exhaust is partially blocked.
Engine cranks but will
not start:
Out of fuel. Filter is clogged. Fuel line kinked or fuel vent plugged.
Water in fuel.
Engine problem (electrical, fuel pump, blockage, etc.).
Safety stop switch lanyard not installed.
Engine will not crank:
Drive is in gear (check operation of the throttle release).
Battery is weak. Terminals corroded or loose.
Engine or drive is damaged.
Engine runs but boat will
not go:
Throttle release is engaged.
Disconnected shift linkage.
Damaged prop, or lower drive unit.
Entangled in lines or weeds. Anchor is down.
Prop cavitates:
Trim out too far. Motor is too high.
Weeds on prop.
Bow heavy, damage to hull.
Prop is damaged.
Excessive vibration:
Propeller, engine, or drive unit damaged.
Hull damaged.
Boat will not turn:
Steering unit needs fluid or has trapped air. Tiller is disconnected (helm turns).
Steering trunion or mechanism jammed (helm won't turn).
Electrical problems:
Corroded wires, terminals or plugs.
Broken, loose or short circuited wires.
Circuit breaker tripped.
Defective switch, device or breaker.
In-line fuse blown.
Overloaded circuit.
Handling problems like:
Porpoises
Runs wet
Hard ride
Lists
Over bank in turn
Catches in turns
Trimmed out too far, damaged hull (rocker), trim tabs up, stern heavy.
Trimmed in too far, bow heavy, trim tabs down, overloaded for conditions.
Stern heavy, trimmed out too far, going too fast for conditions.
Loaded to one side, trim tabs set wrong, trimmed too far in, fuel tanks uneven.
Trimmed in too far, improperly located load, throttle advanced too far.
Damaged hull (hook), stern heavy, trim tabs down.
Wiring Diagrams
Not available at time of printing
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