Welcome
Congratulations on becoming the new owner of a
Sea Ray®, the world’s most prestigious manufacturer
of boats. We welcome you into our worldwide and
ever-expanding family of boating enthusiasts.
This Owner’s Information Package, should be kept
on board your Sea Ray®, and will provide important
information about features of your boat.
For years of trouble-free boating, take the time to
carefully review the information in this package
and really get to know your boat. Have everyone
who will operate your boat read the Owner’s
Manual.
The Owner’s Information Package contains the
following:
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Owner’s Manual
The Owner’s Manual contains a General Information
pertaining to all or most Sea Ray Sport Yachts, and
Model Specific Information sections with information
specific to individual Sea Ray Sport Yacht Models.
The Owner’s Manual gives you important operating
and safety information, as well as reminding
you about your responsibilities as a boat owner/
operator.
•
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
Information
The OEM Information of your Owner’s Information
Package contains information provided by the
individual systems manufacturers of equipment
installed on your boat. Examples include the
engine, engine control and electronics equipment.
Throughout the Owner’s Manual you will be referred
to information provided by manufacturers of specific
systems.
For a complete library of all Sea Ray manuals
including owners, systems, accessories, and
options please visit www.searay.com. There you
will be able to view all Sea Ray manuals and any
items that are not included in this manual.
Because your purchase represents a substantial
investment, we know you will want to take the
necessary measures to protect its value. We
have outlined a program for proper operation,
periodic maintenance and safety inspections. We
urge you to follow these recommendations. If you
have questions which are not fully covered by the
Owner’s Information Package, please consult your
authorized Sea Ray® Boats dealer for assistance.
Thank You For Selecting A Sea Ray®!
Bon Voyage
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Sport Yacht Manual
Printed in the U.S.A. June 2009
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General Information Manual • Table of Contents
Introduction
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
1. This Manual............................................................viii
2. Your Responsibilities...............................................viii
3. Sources of Information............................................viii
4. Dealer Responsibilities............................................ ix
5. Warranties................................................................ ix
6. Hull Identification Number (HIN).............................. ix
7. Manufacturer’s Certification...................................... x
8. Service, Parts and Repair for Your Boat................... x
9. Warranty Information................................................ x
About Your Limited Warranty....................................... xi
1. Docking/Lifting/Storage.......................................... 2.1
A. Bow and Stern Cleats..................................... 2.1
B. Supporting the Boat ....................................... 2.1
2. Passenger Locations............................................. 2.2
3. Description of Major Controls................................ 2.2
A. Digital Throttle & Shift Control......................... 2.2
B. Electronic Throttle and Shift Control............... 2.3
C. Joystick Control System.................................. 2.3
D. Hydraulic Trim Tabs......................................... 2.4
4. Important Gauges.................................................. 2.6
A. Tachometer..................................................... 2.6
B. 4-in-1 Multigauge............................................ 2.6
C. SmartCraft™................................................... 2.7
D. Magnetic Compass......................................... 2.8
5. Propulsion System................................................. 2.9
Section 1 • Safety
1. Safety/Warning References................................... 1.1
2. Legally Mandated Minimum Required Equipment.1.2
3. Fire Extinguishing System..................................... 1.3
4. Carbon Monoxide.................................................. 1.3
5. Lifesaving Equipment............................................. 1.5
6. Recommended Equipment for Safe Operation...... 1.6
7. Stability.................................................................. 1.6
8. Maintain Control..................................................... 1.6
9. Load Capacity........................................................ 1.7
10. Power Capacity.................................................... 1.8
11. Propellers............................................................. 1.8
12. Weather.............................................................. 1.8
13. Chart Your Course............................................... 1.9
14. Impaired Operation............................................ 1.10
15. Water Sports...................................................... 1.10
A. Swimming..................................................... 1.10
B. Skiing............................................................ 1.10
C. Diving............................................................ 1.11
16. Emergency Situations........................................ 1.11
A. Medical Emergency...................................... 1.11
B. Water Rescue............................................... 1.11
C. Fire................................................................ 1.12
D. Flooding, Swamping and Capsizing.............. 1.12
E. Collisions and Leaking.................................. 1.13
F. Grounding...................................................... 1.13
G. Propulsion, Control or Steering Failure........ 1.13
17. Safety Hot Lines................................................ 1.13
18. Environmental Considerations........................... 1.14
A. Fuel and Oil Spillage..................................... 1.14
B. Waste Disposal............................................. 1.14
C. Excessive Noise........................................... 1.14
D. Wake / Wash................................................. 1.14
19. International Requirements............................... 1.15
20. Nautical Terms................................................... 1.16
21. Key to Symbols on Controls and Prints............. 1.17
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Section 3 • Using Your Boat
1. Preparing to Depart.............................................. 3.1
2. While Underway.................................................... 3.1
3. Returning to Port.................................................. 3.2
4. Securing the Boat................................................. 3.2
5. Fueling the Boat.................................................... 3.3
6. Boarding............................................................... 3.4
7. Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)....................... 3.4
8. Passenger Instruction and Location..................... 3.4
9. Starting the Engine................................................ 3.5
10. Shifting to Drive the Boat..................................... 3.7
11. Stopping the Engines.......................................... 3.7
12. Steering System................................................. 3.7
13. Starting the Generator........................................ 3.8
14. Shifting From Shore Power to Generator Power.. 3.9
15. Stopping the Generator...................................... 3.9
16. Shore Power........................................................ 3.9
A. Shore Power Cord........................................... 3.9
B. Shore Power Breaker...................................... 3.9
C. Shore Power Operation ............................... 3.10
D. To Connect and Turn On Shore Power.......... 3.10
E. To Disconnect Shore Power.......................... 3.11
F. Maintenance for Shore Power Cable Set &
Shore Power Inlets ...................................... 3.12
17. Anchoring......................................................... 3.12
A. Anchoring Arrangement............................... 3.12
B. Anchoring..................................................... 3.12
C. Lowering Anchor.......................................... 3.13
D. Setting Anchor............................................. 3.13
E. Weighing Anchor.......................................... 3.14
F. Clearing a Fouled Anchor............................. 3.14
G. A Final Word................................................ 3.14
18. Windlass........................................................... 3.14
A. To Operate From the Helm:.......................... 3.14
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B. To Operate From the Bow:........................... 3.15
C. To Operate Manually:................................... 3.15
D. Maintenance:............................................... 3.15
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
1. Bilge....................................................................... 4.1
A. Fuel and Oil Spillage....................................... 4.1
B. Drain Plug....................................................... 4.1
C. Bilge Pump(s)................................................. 4.1
2. Engines.................................................................. 4.2
D. Bilge Blower.................................................... 4.2
3. Engine Mounts....................................................... 4.3
4. Marine Gears......................................................... 4.4
A. Reduction Gears............................................. 4.4
B. Reverse Gears................................................ 4.4
5. Engine Exhaust System (Gas)............................... 4.4
6. Engine Exhaust System (Diesel Option)................ 4.4
7. Engine Removal.................................................... 4.5
8. Vibration and Causes............................................. 4.5
A. Foreign Object Interfering With Propeller
Action............................................................. 4.5
B. Bent Propeller and/or Shaft............................. 4.5
C. Engine and Shaft Out of Alignment................ 4.5
D. Coupling Out of True....................................... 4.5
E. Engine Part Hitting Boat Structure.................. 4.5
9. Fresh Water Cooling System................................. 4.6
10. Underwater Gear................................................ 4.6
A. Propellers........................................................ 4.6
F. Other Possible Causes.................................... 4.6
B. Shafts............................................................ 4.10
C. Carrier Seal Kit ............................................ 4.10
D. Strut ............................................................ 4.11
11. Rudder & Rudder Stuffing Box ......................... 4.12
12. Seacocks & Strainers........................................ 4.12
13. Hydraulic Power Steering Control...................... 4.14
Section 5 • Fuel System
1. Gas Fuel System................................................... 5.1
A. Electric Fuel Valve........................................... 5.1
B. Fuel Vent......................................................... 5.1
2. Diesel Fuel System................................................ 5.2
A. Fuel Filter (Diesel).......................................... 5.2
B. Fuel Filter Maintenance (Diesel).................... 5.2
3. Fueling Precautions............................................... 5.3
A. Static Electricity and the Fuel System................... 5.3
B. General:.......................................................... 5.4
C. Before and During Fueling Checklist:............ 5.4
4. Fuel Recommendations......................................... 5.5
D. After Fueling Checklist:................................... 5.5
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Section 6 • Electrical System
1. DC Electrical System............................................. 6.1
2. Batteries................................................................ 6.1
A. To remove the battery cables:......................... 6.1
B. Battery Maintenance....................................... 6.1
3. Main Battery Switches and Solenoids............... 6.2
4. Main DC Breaker Panel........................................ 6.2
5. Ignition Protection.................................................. 6.2
6. Control Station Breaker Panel............................... 6.3
7. Electrical System Fuse Blocks & Breakers............ 6.3
8. 12 Volt Accessory Receptacle............................... 6.4
9. AC System............................................................. 6.4
10. Shore Power........................................................ 6.5
A. Shore Power Cords......................................... 6.5
B. Main Shore Power Breaker Box...................... 6.5
C. Shore Power .................................................. 6.5
11. Generator............................................................. 6.5
12. Servicing the Main Distribution Panel.................. 6.6
13. Battery Charger/Converter.................................. 6.6
14. Ground Fault Interrupter Receptacle (GFI).......... 6.6
15. Electrolytic Corrosion and Zinc Anodes............... 6.7
16. Marine Electronic Cathodic Anti-Corrosion
System ............................................................... 6.8
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
1. Carbon Monoxide Monitor..................................... 7.1
2. Air Conditioning & Heating..................................... 7.1
3. Water System........................................................ 7.2
A. Sanitizing the Water System........................... 7.2
B. Water Pump and Filter.................................... 7.3
C. Winterizing the Water System......................... 7.3
D. Shower System............................................... 7.3
E. Transom Shower............................................. 7.3
F. Dockside Water Inlet........................................ 7.3
G. Fresh Water Wash Down Spigot..................... 7.4
H. Water Heater................................................... 7.4
4. Gray Water System................................................ 7.4
5. Head System......................................................... 7.4
A. Requirements for Operators........................... 7.5
B. VacuFlush® Head............................................ 7.5
C. Holding Tank Operation.................................. 7.5
D. Vent Filter........................................................ 7.5
6. Macerator Discharge Pump with Seacock Interlock
System................................................................... 7.6
7. Automatic Fire Extinguisher System...................... 7.6
A. Gasoline Engine Boats................................... 7.7
B. Diesel Engine Boats........................................ 7.7
C. Manual Fire Extinguishing System Pull
Handle................................................................. 7.7
D. Safety Pin........................................................ 7.7
8. SmartCrafttm........................................................... 7.8
9. Bow Thruster.......................................................... 7.8
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10. Refrigerator & Freezer......................................... 7.8
11. Coffee Maker...................................................... 7.9
12. Stove & Microwave............................................. 7.9
A. Electric Stove.................................................. 7.9
B. Microwave/Convection Oven........................... 7.9
13. Power Ventilation System................................... 7.9
14. Spotlight............................................................... 7.9
15. Central Vacuum System..................................... 7.9
16. Canvas............................................................... 7.10
A. Installation Tips............................................. 7.10
B. Canvas Care and Maintenance.................... 7.10
17. Horn................................................................... 7.11
18. Underwater Lights.............................................. 7.11
5. Care for Bottom Paint............................................ 9.2
6. Topside Areas........................................................ 9.2
A. Stainless Steel and Alloy Fittings.................... 9.2
B. Salt Crystals.................................................... 9.2
7. Gauge and Switch Panels..................................... 9.2
8. Acrylic Plastic Sheeting (Plastic Glass)................. 9.2
9. Canvas and Clear Vinyl.......................................... 9.3
10. Exterior Upholstery Fabric................................... 9.3
11. Interior Upholstery Fabric.................................... 9.3
12. Teak..................................................................... 9.3
390 Sedan Bridge Specific Information
1. Summary Guide for Inspection, Service and Maintenance..................................................................... 8.1
2. Useful Service Information.................................... 8.3
3. Inspection, Service and Maintenance Protocol..... 8.4
A. Bilge Area....................................................... 8.4
B. Topside and Supplies...................................... 8.5
4. Winterization Checklist for Boats Stored on Land.. 8.5
A. Boat Storage................................................... 8.5
B. Engines........................................................... 8.5
C. Battery(ies)..................................................... 8.5
D. Head System.................................................. 8.6
E. Water System.................................................. 8.6
F. Fuel System..................................................... 8.6
5. Fitting out After Storage......................................... 8.7
A. Fuel System.................................................... 8.7
B. Battery(ies)..................................................... 8.7
C. Miscellaneous................................................. 8.7
6. Security Considerations......................................... 8.7
7. Seacock Lubrication.............................................. 8.8
8. Quick Reference Checklist..................................... 8.9
A. Boarding the Boat*.......................................... 8.9
B. Preparing to Depart and After Launching..... 8.10
C. While Underway............................................ 8.11
D. Returning to Port........................................... 8.11
E. Securing the Boat......................................... 8.12
F. If the Engine Does Not Start.......................... 8.12
9. After Market Equipment Checklist....................... 8.13
10. Maintenance Log............................................... 8.14
1. Load Capacity...................................................... 10.2
2. Passenger Locations........................................... 10.2
3. Safety Label Locations........................................ 10.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 10.6
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Fittings
and Cutouts......................................................... 10.7
6. Helm, Gauge and Switch Layout......................... 10.8
7. Lower Control Station Layout (Optional).............. 10.8
8. Control Station Switch Panels............................. 10.9
9. Deck Layout ..................................................... 10.10
10. Interior Layout . ............................................... 10.11
11. Arch................................................................. 10.12
12. Hardtop (Optional)........................................... 10.12
13. Cleats............................................................... 10.13
14. Navigation and Anchor Lights.......................... 10.13
A. Console Dimmer......................................... 10.13
15. Bilge Layout..................................................... 10.14
16. Fuel System..................................................... 10.16
A. Gasoline Fuel System................................. 10.16
B. Diesel Fuel System (Optional).................... 10.16
17. Recommended Batteries................................. 10.16
18. Fire Extinguishing System............................... 10.17
19. Entertainment Centers..................................... 10.17
A. TV Signal Selector..................................... 10.17
B. Dockside Telephone/Television Hookup...... 10.17
20. Water System.................................................. 10.18
A. Water Tank.................................................. 10.18
B. Water Pump................................................ 10.18
C. Water Heater............................................... 10.18
D. Gray Water Sump........................................ 10.18
21. Canvas............................................................. 10.18
22. Electrical Schematics...................................... 10.18
Section 9 • Care & Refinishing
390 Sundancer Specific Information
1. Paint Cleaning Agents and Other Substances...... 9.1
2. Fiberglass and Gelcoat.......................................... 9.1
3. Stains and Scratches............................................. 9.1
4. Permanently Moored or Docked Boats.................. 9.2
1. Load Capacity...................................................... 11.2
2. Passenger Locations........................................... 11.2
3. Safety Label Locations........................................ 11.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 11.5
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts.. 11.6
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6. Control Station Layout......................................... 11.7
7. Deck Layout......................................................... 11.9
8. Cleats................................................................. 11.11
9. Navigation and Anchor Lights............................ 11.11
10. Bilge Layout..................................................... 11.12
11. Fuel System, Gasoline..................................... 11.14
12. Recommended Batteries................................. 11.14
13. Fire Extinguishing System............................... 11.15
14. Entertainment Centers..................................... 11.15
A. TV Signal Selector...................................... 11.15
B. Dockside Television Hookup....................... 11.15
C. Entertainment Center................................. 11.15
15. Canvas............................................................. 11.16
16. Electrical Schematics...................................... 11.16
450 Sedan Bridge Specific Information
1. Load Capacity...................................................... 12.2
2. Passenger Locations........................................... 12.2
3. Safety Label Locations........................................ 12.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 12.6
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Fittings and
Cutouts................................................................. 12.7
6. Control Station Gauge and Switch Layout........... 12.9
7. Deck Layout....................................................... 12.12
8. Cabin Layout...................................................... 12.13
9. Arch................................................................... 12.14
10. Switch and Receptacle Layout ....................... 12.15
11. Cleats............................................................... 12.17
12. Navigation and Anchor Lights.......................... 12.17
13. Lighting Layout................................................. 12.18
14. Bilge Layout..................................................... 12.20
15. Fire Extinguishing System............................... 12.22
16. Fuel System..................................................... 12.22
17. Recommended Batteries................................. 12.22
18. Water System.................................................. 12.22
19. Washer/Dryer (Optional).................................. 12.22
20. Salon Sofa /Bed (Optional) ............................. 12.22
21. Port Stateroom Bunks...................................... 12.22
22. Salon Dinette Table.......................................... 12.23
23. Entertainment Centers..................................... 12.23
A. Salon Entertainment Center....................... 12.23
B. Master Stateroom Entertainment................ 12.23
C. Cockpit/Bridge Entertainment . ................. 12.23
D. Dockside Television Hookup....................... 12.23
E. TV Signal Selector...................................... 12.23
24. Communication System................................... 12.23
25. Electrical Schematics...................................... 12.23
450 Sundancer® Specific Information
1. Load Capacity...................................................... 13.2
2. Passenger Locations........................................... 13.2
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3. Safety Label Locations........................................ 13.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 13.7
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts.. 13.8
6. Helm, Gauge & Switch Layout............................ 13.9
7. Deck Layout....................................................... 13.11
8. Cockpit Layout................................................... 13.12
9. Cabin Layout...................................................... 13.13
10. Lighting Layout................................................. 13.14
11. Cleats............................................................... 13.17
12. Navigation and Anchor Lights.......................... 13.17
13. Bilge Layout..................................................... 13.18
14. Fire Extinguishing System............................... 13.19
15. Fuel System..................................................... 13.19
16. Recommended Batteries................................. 13.19
17. Water System.................................................. 13.19
18. Entertainment System..................................... 13.20
19. Inverter (Optional)............................................ 13.20
20. Canvas............................................................. 13.21
21. Electrical Schematics...................................... 13.21
470 Sundancer® Specific Information
1. Load Capacity...................................................... 14.2
2. Passenger Locations........................................... 14.2
3. Safety Label Locations........................................ 14.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 14.7
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts.. 14.8
6. Helm, Gauge & Switch Layout............................ 14.9
7. Deck Layout....................................................... 14.11
8. Cockpit Layout................................................... 14.12
9. Cabin Layout...................................................... 14.13
10. Lighting Layout................................................. 14.14
11. Cleats............................................................... 14.17
12. Navigation and Anchor Lights.......................... 14.17
13. Bilge Layout..................................................... 14.18
14. Fire Extinguishing System............................... 14.19
15. Fuel System..................................................... 14.19
16. Recommended Batteries................................. 14.19
17. Water System.................................................. 14.19
18. Entertainment System..................................... 14.20
19. Inverter (Optional)............................................ 14.20
20. Canvas............................................................. 14.21
21. Electrical Schematics...................................... 14.21
500 Sundancer Specific Information
1. Load Capacity...................................................... 15.2
2. Passenger Locations........................................... 15.2
3. Safety Label Locations........................................ 15.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 15.6
5. Deck Layout......................................................... 15.7
6. Cabin................................................................... 15.8
7. Hardtop................................................................ 15.9
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8. Control Station Gauge and Switch Layout......... 15.10
9. Switch and Receptacle Layout........................... 15.12
10. Function and Location of Through-Hull
Fittings and Cutouts......................................... 15.15
11. Bilge Layout..................................................... 15.16
12. Cleats............................................................... 15.17
13. Console Dimmer.............................................. 15.17
14. Navigation and Anchor Lights.......................... 15.17
15. Lighting............................................................ 15.17
16. Lighting Layout (Salon Level)........................... 15.18
17. Fire Extinguishing System............................... 15.20
18. Fuel System..................................................... 15.20
19. Recommended Batteries................................. 15.20
20. Water System.................................................. 15.20
A. Water Tank.................................................. 15.21
B. Water Distribution Manifold......................... 15.21
C. Water Pump & Filter . ................................. 15.21
D. Water Heater............................................... 15.21
E. Fresh Water Washdown.............................. 15.21
F. Dockside Water Inlet.................................... 15.21
G. Cockpit Shower.......................................... 15.21
H. Washer/Dryer (Optional)............................. 15.21
21. Air Conditioning & Heating............................... 15.22
22. Communication System................................... 15.22
23. Entertainment Centers..................................... 15.22
A. TV Signal Selector...................................... 15.22
B. Dockside Television Hookup....................... 15.22
C. Salon TV System........................................ 15.23
D. Salon Stereo System.................................. 15.23
E. Master Stateroom Entertainment System . 15.23
F. Mid Stateroom Entertainment System
(Optional).................................................... 15.23
G. Cockpit Entertainment System................... 15.23
H. Digital Satellite System (DSS) (Optional) .. 15.23
I. Cockpit Wet Bar............................................ 15.23
24. Spotlight........................................................... 15.23
25. Electrical Schematics...................................... 15.23
14. Fire Extinguishing System............................... 16.20
15. Fuel System..................................................... 16.20
16. Water System.................................................. 16.20
17. Recommended Batteries................................. 16.20
18. Entertainment System..................................... 16.20
19. Forward A/C Unit Removal.............................. 16.21
20. Inverter (Optional)............................................ 16.22
21. Canvas............................................................. 16.22
22. Electrical Schematics...................................... 16.22
Index
500 Sedan Bridge Specific Information
1. Load Capacity...................................................... 16.2
2. Passenger Locations........................................... 16.2
3. Safety Label Locations........................................ 16.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 16.7
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts.. 16.8
6. Helm, Gauge & Switch Layout............................ 16.9
7. Deck Layout....................................................... 16.10
8. Bridge Layout..................................................... 16.11
9. General Layout.................................................. 16.12
10. Lighting Layout................................................. 16.14
11. Cleats............................................................... 16.17
12. Navigation and Anchor Lights.......................... 16.17
13. Bilge Layout..................................................... 16.18
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Introduction
1. This Manual
3. Sources of Information
The material here and in the rest of the Owner’s
Information Package:
In North America, contact one of the following for
boating courses:
•
Gives you basic safety information;
•
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
•
Describes the fundamentals of boat use;
•
U.S. Power Squadron
While the Supplement:
•
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
•
Describes the features of your boat;
•
Red Cross
•
Describes the equipment on your boat;
•
State Boating Offices
•
Contains service and maintenance
information.
•
Yacht Club
You must learn to safely operate this boat as
well as read, understand and use the information
contained in this packet.
What this manual does not give you is a course in
boating safety, or how to navigate, anchor, or dock
your boat. Operating a power boat safely requires
more skills, knowledge, and awareness than is
necessary for a car or truck.
2. Your Responsibilities
Contact your dealer or the Boat/U.S. Foundation
at:
1-800-336-2628
Outside of North America, contact your boat dealer
and/or your governmental boating agency for
assistance.
A book that provides a comprehensive background
in boating is Chapman - Piloting, Seamanship
and Small Boat Handling, by Elbert S. Maloney,
published by Hearst Marine.
For your safety, the safety of your passengers, other
boaters and people in the water, you must:
•
Take a boating safety course;
•
Get instruction in the safe and proper handling
of your boat;
•
Understand and follow the “Rules of the
Road”;
•
Learn how to navigate;
•
Register:
You must register this boat in the state where it
will be used most frequently, many states require
additional registration when an out-of-state boat
is used within their boundaries.
Contact state boating authorities or any marine
dealer for registration requirements.
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4. Dealer Responsibilities
In addition to a predelivery check and service of the
boat, your dealer is to give you:
•
A description and demonstration of the safety
systems, features, instruments and controls on
your boat;
•
An orientation in the general operation of your
boat;
•
An “In Service Check List” form completed by
you and the dealer after your inspection of the
boat;
•
A review of all warranty information and how to
obtain warranty service;
•
The Owner’s Information Package.
6. Hull Identification Number
(HIN)
The “Hull Identification Number”, (Fig. iv.1) will be
located either on the starboard side of the transom,
or on the aft, starboard side of the gunwale, and is
your boat’s most important identifying factor. This
number must be included in all correspondence and
orders. Failure to include it creates delays. Also of
vital importance is the engine serial number and
part number when writing about or ordering parts for
your engine. Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual
for location of engine serial number and record it
for future reference.
Hull Identification Number Location
(Fig. iv.1)
If you do not receive all of these materials, or have
any questions, contact your dealer.
5. Warranties
Your boat comes with several warranties. Each
component and/or system on your boat has its
own warranty that will be found with the specific
information and manual for that component. These
are included with your Owner’s Manual Packet.
Locate and read the individual warranties; then put
them together for easy future reference. The Sea
Ray® warranty is on the warranty information sheet
in your packet.
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Introduction
7. Manufacturer’s Certification
As a boat manufacturer, Sea Ray ® builds their
products to guidelines established under the Federal
Boat Safety Act of 1971. The Act is promulgated by
the United States Coast Guard who has authority to
enforce these laws on boat manufacturers that sell
products in the United States. Sea Ray® ensures
that all of its products comply with these laws.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association
(NMMA) provides Sea Ray® with a third party
certification. The NMMA is an organization
that represents the marine industry and assists
manufacturers, boat dealers, marinas, repair
yards and component suppliers in areas of
legislation, environmental concerns, marine
business growth and state and federal government
agency interaction. The third party certification
that Sea Ray® participates in, uses the well known
Standards and Recommended Practices of the
American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).
Sea Ray® Boats participates extensively in the
ABYC which is a nonprofit organization that
develops and publishes voluntary standards and
recommended practices for boat and equipment
design, construction, service and repair. We utilize
all applicable ABYC standards in the construction
of your Sea Ray® boat.
Finally, Sea Ray® sells their products world wide
and as such must conform to the various rules
and regulations required by other countries. Most
notably, are the ISO standards in Europe which
require the application of the Common European
(CE) mark. This mark, much like the NMMA
certification here in the US, gives you the boat owner
specific information concerning your craft. For more
on this, turn to Section 1 • Safety, subsections 9
and 12 which explains in detail the CE plate and
its importance.
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8. Service, Parts and Repair for
Your Boat
When your boat needs service, parts or repair, take
it to an authorized Sea Ray® dealer. To find a dealer
in your area please visit www.searay.com
To find repair and parts facilities for the equipment
installed on your boat, refer to the manual for that
component.
If a problem is not handled to your satisfaction:
1. Discuss any warranty-related problems directly
with the service manager of the dealership
or your sales person. Give the dealer an
opportunity to help the service department
resolve the matter for you.
2. If a problem arises that has not been resolved
to your satisfaction by your dealer, contact
Sea Ray ® Boats via www.searay.com and
the appropriate customer service department
information will be provided to you.
9. Warranty Information
You will find information regarding the Sea Ray®
warranty following the introduction. A warranty
information card is also included in the Owner’s
Manual Packet. If for some reason this information
missing, contact your Sea Ray® dealer.
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®
About Your Limited Warranty
Sea Ray® offers an express Limited Warranty on each new Sea Ray® purchased through an
authorized Sea Ray® dealer. A copy of the Limited Warranty was included in your owner’s manual
packet. If for any reason, you did not receive a copy of the Limited Warranty, please contact
your local dealer for a replacement copy. This is a summary of several provisions of the Limited
Warranty. Please read the Limited Warranty, which is the controlling document.
Under the Limited Warranty, Sea Ray® covers: (a) structural fiberglass deck or hull defects which
occur within five (5) years of the date of delivery; (b) parts founds to be defective in factory material
or workmanship within one (1) year of the date of delivery; (c) laminate blisters resulting from
defects in factory material or workmanship for five (5) years on a prorated basis.
Sea Ray’s obligation under the Limited Warranty is limited to repair or replacement of parts that
are judged defective by Sea Ray® and does not include transportation, haul out, or other expenses.
The foregoing is the sole and exclusive remedy provided by Sea Ray®.
The Limited Warranty does not cover engines, stern drives, controls, propellers, batteries, trailers,
or other equipment or accessories carrying their own individual warranties, nor does the Limited
Warranty cover engines, parts or accessories not installed by Sea Ray®. The Limited Warranty
does not cover cosmetic gel coat finish. Boats used for commercial purpose are excluded from
coverage. See the Sea Ray® Limited Warranty for other exclusions.
SEA RAY® EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS. NEITHER SEA RAY® NOR THE SELLING DEALER SHALL HAVE ANY
RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OF USE OF THE BOAT, LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE,
COMMERCIAL LOSS OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
The unexpired term of the limited warranty may be transferred to a subsequent owner upon the
new owner’s request, except this limited warranty will not transfer to any subsequent owner of a
boat which has been salvaged or resold after declaration of a total loss or a constructive total loss,
i.e., the cost of repair exceeds the value of the boat. The new owner can submit this request, free
of charge, via the searay.com website or through a local authorized Sea Ray Dealer where processing fees may be applied. Sea Ray reserves the right to reject any warranty transfer request for
a boat that has been damaged, neglected, or otherwise previously excluded from warranty.
Thank you for your decision to buy a Sea Ray®.
The Sea Ray® Limited Warranty is subject to change at any time at Sea Ray’s discretion. The information
contained herein is general information about the Limited Warranty for the owner’s general knowledge, but
does not alter or amend the terms of the Limited Warranty.
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Section 1 • Safety
SAFE Boating Means:
1. Safety/Warning References
•
Knowing the limitations of your boat;
Explanation of Safety/Warning References
•
Following the Rules of the Road;
•
Keeping a sharp lookout for people and objects
in the water;
•
Not boating in water or weather conditions
that are beyond the boat’s or the operator’s
capability;
The most important aspect of boating is safety.
Although every effort is made to address the
numerous issues regarding the safe usage of your
boat, it is strongly recommended that you avail
yourself to the training and knowledge available
through boating safety courses, etc.
•
Never boating when the operator is under the
influence of drugs or alcohol;
•
Being aware of your passengers’ safety at all
times; and
•
Reducing speed when there is limited visibility,
rough water, nearby people in the water, boats,
or structures.
Boating in beautiful weather and calm water
conditions can be a wonderful experience.
Pleasurable boating, however, requires considerably
greater skills than operating a land vehicle. To obtain
these skills, you must:
•
•
Take a Coast Guard, U.S. Power Squadron
or equivalent boating safety course. Call the
Boat/U.S. Foundation at 1-800-336-2628 for
information on available courses.
Get hands-on training on how to operate your
boat properly.
In Addition:
•
Maintain your boat and its safety and other
systems as recommended in this manual.
•
Have the boat inspected by a qualified mechanic
or dealer, at least annually.
•
Ensure that the Coast Guard required safety
equipment is on board and functions.
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Safety Precautions
The precautions below appear throughout this
manual and must be observed when operating or
servicing your boat. Learn to recognize the degree
of precaution and understand the explanations
of safety prior to reading this manual. These
precautions are not all-inclusive. Always use
common sense in the operation of your boat.
!
DANGER
DANGER - Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe
personal injury or death if the warning is ignored.
!
WARNING
WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which MAY result
in severe personal injury or death if the warning is ignored.
!
CAUTION
CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which could result
in minor injury, product or property damage if the warning is
ignored.
NOTICE
Information which is important to proper operation or
maintenance, but is not hazard related.
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Warning Labels
Fire Extinguisher - Portable:
Mounted at key locations throughout your boat are
warning labels which advise the owner/operator
of imperative safety precautions to follow when
operating and / or servicing equipment.
The USCG requires that for a boat 26' to less than
40' [7.9 meters to less than 12.2 meters] in length
with a fixed fire extinguishing system installed in the
engine and generator spaces, one (1) Type B-1 fire
extinguisher be on board. For a boat 40' to less than
65' [12.2 meters to less than 19.8] in length with a
fixed fire extinguishing system installed in the engine
and generator spaces, two (2) type B-1 or one (1)
type B-2 fire extinguishers are required.
•
Do not remove or obstruct any safety label.
•
Replace any label which becomes illegible.
Replacement safety labels can be obtained by
calling your dealer.
The examples below indicate the level of hazard by
color and explanation.
!
DANGER
DANGER - Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe
personal injury or death if the warning is ignored.
!
WARNING
WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which MAY result
in severe personal injury or death if the warning is ignored.
!
CAUTION
CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which could result
in minor injury, product or property damage if the warning is
ignored.
NOTICE
Information which is important to proper operation or
maintenance, but is not hazard related.
2. Legally Mandated Minimum
Required Equipment
Consult your national boating law enforcement
agency.
The following equipment is the minimum required
by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The ABYC recommends that for a boat 26' to less
than 40' [7.9 meters to less than 12.2 meters]
in length you have three (3) Type B-1 ABC fire
extinguishers on board. For a boat 40' to less than
65' [12.2 meters to less than 19.8] in length, four (4)
Type B-1 ABC fire extinguishers are recommended.
Extinguishers should be located outside the engine
compartment, in the crews quarters, at the helm
station, in the galley or in the passenger cockpit
area.
Whistle, Horn: You must have on board some
means of making a loud sound signal, for example,
whistle or horn.
Visual Distress Signals: If you operate your boat
in coastal waters or on the Great Lakes, you must
have visual distress signals for day and night use on
board. At least three (3) U.S. Coast Guard approved
pyrotechnic devices marked with date showing
service life must be carried, readily accessible,
in serviceable condition and not expired. Store
pyrotechnic signals in a well-marked waterproof
container in a dry location.
Other: Your Sea Ray® is equipped with the required
navigation lights, engine exhaust and ventilation
systems.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s): One Coast
Guard approved Type I, II or III device is mandatory for
each person aboard. One throwable Type IV device
is also required to be on board. A Type V device
is acceptable if worn for approved use, (see page
1.5 for a description of these PFD classifications).
Always wear a PFD when boating.
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3. Fire Extinguishing System
4. Carbon Monoxide
Your boat is equipped with an automatic fire
extinguishing system located in the engine
compartment. In the event of a fire, the heat sensitive
automatic head in the engine compartment will
release a fire-extinguishing vapor, totally flooding
the area.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are
dizziness, ears ringing, headaches, nausea and
unconsciousness. Because carbon monoxide
gas (CO) is odorless, colorless and tasteless, it is
unlikely to be noticed until a person is overcome.
! DANGER
The helm switch panel contains an indicator light
for the automatic fire extinguishing system. The light
will be ON when the ignition is on and indicates that
the system is ready. If the light goes out while the
ignition is on, the system has discharged.
Fumes from engine, generators, and other equipment
and appliances using burning fuel contain carbon
monoxide.
Carbon Monoxide can kill you.
Open all doors, curtains, windows, and hatches to let
fresh air circulate, when running engine, generator
or burning any fuel when boat is anchored, moored
or docked.
I f a discharge of the automatic
fire extinguishing system occurs,
immediately shut down ALL engineS,
powered ventilation , electrical
systems and extinguish all smoking
materials. DO NOT IMMEDIATELY OPEN THE
ENGINE COMPARTMENT!! THIS FEEDS OXYGEN
TO THE FIRE AND THE FIRE COULD RESTART.
Wait at least fifteen (15) minutes before opening the
engine compartment. This gives the compartment
long enough for hot metals and fuels to cool. Have
portable extinguishers at hand and ready to use
in case the fire reignites. Do not breathe fumes or
vapors caused by the fire.
! DANGER
Even in rainy cold weather ventilation must be
maintained to avoid Carbon Monoxide poisoning. You
will get wet and/or cold.
! DANGER
Sleeping on boat requires an operating Carbon
Monoxide detection system in each sleeping location.
Dangerous concentrations of carbon monoxide will
be present if:
•
the engine and/or generator exhaust systems
leak;
•
insufficient fresh air is circulating where people
are present; and/or
•
fumes move from the rear of the boat into the
cockpit and cabin area.
Page 1.4 shows examples of a boat operating in
conditions that can lead to high concentrations of
carbon monoxide gas.
To minimize the danger of CO accumulation
when the engine is running, or using burning fuel
applications:
•
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Be sure to have sufficient ventilation when using
canvas or window-type side curtains when
underway, anchored, moored or docked.
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•
If a convertible top is installed, operate with the
forward hatch open.
•
Operate all burning fuel appliances, such
as charcoal, propane, LPG, CNG or alcohol
cooking devices in areas where fresh air can
circulate. Do not use such devices where there
is no noticeable air movement, especially in the
cabin, when anchored, moored or docked.
•
Do not idle engine without moving boat for more
than 15 minutes at a time.
•
Inspect the exhaust system regularly.
If CO poisoning is suspected, have the victim breath
fresh air deeply. A victim often revives, then relapses
because organs are damaged by lack of oxygen.
Seek immediate medical attention.
Carbon Monoxide Monitor
Your boat has carbon monoxide (CO) monitors
mounted inside the boat. The CO monitor is an
electronic instrument that detects CO. When there is
a buildup of CO, the monitor will alert the occupants
by a flashing DANGER light and alarm. The CO
monitor is wired through a breaker on the Main
Distribution Panel (MDP).
It is extremely important that you become totally
familiar with your CO monitor and its functions.
Read and understand the CO monitor information
and operating instructions located in your Owner's
Information Package.
Examples of How High Levels of Carbon
Monoxide May Accumulate (Fig. 1.4.1)
Blocking hull exhausts. Operating at
slow speed or dead in the water.
Using canvas curtains.
Illustration #A
Operating engine and/or generator
in confined spaces.
Illustration #D
Illustration #B
Operating with the bow high.
Illustration #E
Open fwd hatch &
Windshield vent
Winds blowing exhaust toward boat
occupants.
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Illustration #C
Good ventilation.
Illustration #F
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5. Lifesaving Equipment
Even strong swimmers can tire quickly in the water
and drown due to exhaustion, hypothermia, or both.
The buoyancy provided by a personal flotation
device (PFD) will allow the person who has fallen
overboard to remain afloat with far less effort and
heat loss, extending survival time necessary to find
and retrieve them.
Boat operators are required to carr y one
wearable personal flotation device (Type I, II, III
or V) for every person on board. Boats must also
have at least one throwable device (Type IV).
The law requires that PFDs must be readily
accessible, if not worn. “Readily accessible” means
removed from storage bags and unbuckled. But,
children and nonswimmers must wear PFDs at all
times when aboard. It is common sense to have
everyone on board wearing PFDs. A throwable
device must also be right at hand and ready to
toss.
PFD Classifications
(Fig. 1.5.1)
(Fig. 1.5.2)
(Fig. 1.5.3)
Off-Shore Life Jacket (Type I) –
most buoyant, it is designed to turn
an unconscious person face up;
used in all types of waters where
rescue may be slow, particularly in
cold or rough conditions.
Near-Shore Life Vest (Type II)–
“keyhole” vest with flotation-filled
head and neck support is also
designed to turn a person face
up, but the turning action is not as
pronounced; used in calm, inland
waters or where quick rescue is
likely.
(Fig. 1.5.4)
(Fig. 1.5.5)
Throwable Devices (Type IV)–
horseshoe buoys, ring buoys and
buoyant cushions are designed to
be grasped, not worn.
Special-Use Devices (Type V)–
sailboat harnesses, white-water
vests, float coats, and hybrid vests
which have minimum inherent
buoyancy and an inflatable
chamber.
Before purchasing PFDs, ensure that there is an
attached tag indicating they are approved by the
U.S. Coast Guard or by your national boating law
enforcement agency.
Children and nonswimmers must wear PFDs at
all times when aboard. All passengers and crew
should wear them. A loose PFD is often useless in
an emergency.
The operator is responsible for instructing everyone
aboard on the location and use of PFDs.
Size PFDs for the wearer. Children require special
attention in the use of PFDs.
Test PFD buoyancy at least once a year.
Flotation Aid (Type III) – vest is
designed so conscious wearers
can turn face up; often designed
for comfort while engaged in
sports such as skiing.
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6. Recommended Equipment for
Safe Operation
In addition to legally mandated equipment,
the following items are recommended for safe
boating.
•
Anchors, chain and line, (the anchors must be
properly sized for your boat. Ask your boat dealer
or marine supply store for recommendations)
•
Batteries for flashlights and portable electronic
devices.
•
Boat hook
•
Charts of your intended cruising area
•
Compass
•
Emergency position-indicating radio beacon
(EPIRB)
•
Extra propeller(s)
•
Fenders
•
First aid kit
•
GPS or Loran position locating devices
•
Lubricating oil
•
Manual bilge pump
•
Manuals for engine and accessories
•
Marine VHF radio with weather channels
•
Moisture repellent
•
Mooring lines
•
Spare keys
•
Spare parts kit (spark plugs, fuses, hose clamps
and ask your dealer to recommend other
parts)
•
Spotlight, if you intend to boat at night
•
Sunscreen
•
Tool kit:
- Assorted screwdrivers (Phillips and flat blade)
- Electrical tape and duct tape
- Hammer
- Pliers (regular, vise-grip, and tongue & groove)
- Socket set (metric or U.S. Standard)
- Utility Knife
- Wrenches (box, open-end, allen, adjustable)
•
Visual distress signals for day and night
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use (required in some areas; consult local
regulations)
•
Waterproof flashlight(s)
7. Stability
Your boat was manufactured to specific stability
and flotation standards for the capacity shown
on the certification plate. Any increase from the
recommended load capacities will put your boat in
jeopardy of capsizing, swamping and/or sinking.
In Addition:
•
Stability may be substantially reduced if
equipment is added above the deck.
•
Stability is substantially reduced by loose fluids
or weight within the hull. Keep bilge area as dry
as possible, and close all openings, hatches and
windows in rough weather.
! WARNING
Distribute passengers and gear as uniformly as
possible from front to rear and left to right.
The manufacturer’s load rating is the maximum
allowed under calm conditions.
Reduce boat loading if weather, water or other
conditions are adverse.
8. Maintain Control
On the water there are no marked traffic lanes, no
traffic signs or lights, and boats have no turn signals.
The boat operator must keep his or her attention
focused not only on what’s ahead but what’s on the
left, right and behind the boat.
The operator must always be alert to approaching
boats (from the rear, right and left sides, as well as
those ahead). There can be people in the water,
partially submerged debris, and other navigational
hazards such as rocks, sand bars, dangerous
currents, to name a few.
Your passengers are relying on you to operate
and maneuver the boat safely so that they are
not in danger of going overboard. If you turn too
quickly, increase or decrease speed abruptly, your
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passengers are at risk of being thrown overboard
or thrown about the boat.
When visibility becomes impaired because of
weather, time of day or high bow angle you must
slow down so that you have sufficient time to react
if an emergency occurs. Nearby boats face similar
risks in avoiding a collision with you.
! WARNING
Death or serious injury can result if you fail to observe
these safety rules:
•
Anyone who controls the boat must have
taken a boating safety course and have
trained in the proper operation of the
boat.
•
Always operate the boat at speeds
that will not put people or property in
danger.
•
Be constantly aware of conditions in all
directions when underway and before
turning.
•
Reduce speed, use a lookout to identify
possible hazards or difficulties, and turn
on navigation lights when:
- visibility is impaired;
- in rough water; or
- in congested waterways.
•
Watch your wake. It can capsize a small
boat or damage moored boats or other
property.You are responsible for damage
caused by your wake.
General Considerations:
•
Know how your boat handles under different
conditions. Recognize your limitations and the
boat’s limitations. Modify speed in keeping with
weather, sea and traffic conditions.
•
Instruct passengers on location and use of
safety equipment and procedures.
•
Instruct passengers on the fundamentals of
operating your boat in case you are unable to
do so.
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You are responsible for passenger’s actions. If
they place themselves or the boat in danger,
immediately correct them.
9. Load Capacity
If present the capacity information plate, located
near the helm indicates maximum weight and
number of persons your boat can handle under calm
sea conditions. Do not exceed the load capacities
stated. The number of people on board must be
reduced if you go out in poor weather and rough
water.
The type of capacity plate will vary dependant upon
the local governing authority.
A. United States – The United States Coast Guard
only provides specific numbers for passenger
capacity or cargo weight for recreational vessels
up to 26', (7.9 meters).
B. Canada – Transport Canada only provides
specific numbers for passenger capacity or
cargo weight for recreational vessels up to
6 meters (19.7').
C. Australia – The Australian Transport Council
provides specific numbers for passenger
capacity and cargo weight for all recreational
vessels.
D. European Union – CE regulations provide
specific information for passenger capacity and
cargo weight for all recreational vessels.
Use common sense and sound judgment when
placing equipment and/or passengers in your boat.
The number of people on board must be reduced if
you go out in poor weather and rough water.
•
The number of seats does not indicate how
many people a boat can carry in poor weather
and rough water.
•
Above idle speed, all passengers must be
seated in the seats provided.
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10. Power Capacity
Your boat’s engine and accessories were selected to
provide optimum performance and service. Installing
a different engine or other accessories may cause
unwanted handling characteristics. Should you
choose to install a different engine or to add
accessories that will affect the boat’s running trim,
have an experienced marine technician perform a
safety inspection and handling test before operating
your boat again. Certain modifications to your boat
will result in cancellation of your warranty protection.
Always check with your dealer before making any
modifications to your boat.
11. Propellers
Your Sea Ray® has been equipped with a propeller
which our tests have shown to be the best suited for
general use with our engine under normal conditions
and load. Do not change the pitch of your propeller
without getting your dealer’s recommendations first.
If you change to a different propeller pitch, under no
circumstances use a propeller which allows the
engine to operate at higher than recommended
RPM. (Your engine manual specifies the maximum
recommended RPM).
To maintain rated power, propellers should be
free of nicks, excessive pitting and any distortions
that alter them from their original design. Badly
damaged propellers should be replaced, but those
that are chipped, bent or merely out of shape can
be reconditioned by your marine dealer.
It is advisable to carry extra propellers aboard in
case you damage the one in use.
12. Weather
There are four design categories of boats based
upon their ability to withstand wind and sea or water
conditions:
A. Ocean
Wind speed: above 40 knots (46 mph)
Wave height: above 4 meters (13 feet)
Boat may be used for extended ocean
voyages.
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B. Offshore
Maximum wind speed: 40 knots (46 mph)
Maximum wave height: 4 meters (13 feet)
Boat can be used offshore, but not for extended
ocean voyages.
C. Inshore
Maximum wind speed: 27 knots (31 mph)
Maximum wave height: 2 meters (6.5 feet)
Boat use is limited to coastal waters, large bays,
estuaries, lakes and rivers.
D. Sheltered waters
Maximum wind speed: 15 knots (18 mph)
Maximum wave height: 0.5 meters (1.5 feet)
Boat use is limited to small lakes, rivers and
canals.
! DANGER
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOAT IN
SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR
GET TO SHORE BEFORE
THE WEATHER TURNS BAD
All Sea Ray® Sport Yachts are Design Category B.
The wind speed and wave height specified as the
upper limit for your category of boat does not mean
that you or your passengers can survive if your boat
is exposed to these conditions. It is only the most
experienced operators and crew that may be able
to operate a boat safely under these conditions.
You must always be aware of weather conditions
and head for port or protected waters in sufficient
time to avoid being caught in high winds and rough
water. Do not take chances!
Getting caught in severe weather is hazardous. Bad
weather and/or rough sea or water conditions can
cause an unsafe situation. Consult local weather
information, or listen to the Nation Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather
reports for the latest weather conditions or any
impending deterioration of the weather before
setting out and while underway. The following are
a few basic weather-related rules:
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•
Check the weather forecast and the water
conditions before leaving and while underway.
•
A sudden change in wind direction or speed or an
increase in wave height indicates deteriorating
weather.
•
Have everyone wear a personal flotation
device.
•
If a storm approaches, immediately seek a safe
harbor.
•
If a storm hits, have everyone sit in the cabin or
on the cockpit deck in the boat. Head the bow
into the wind with enough power to maintain
slow headway.
•
If you encounter fog, determine your position,
set a safe course, slow down and alert other
boats of your presence with a sound signal.
•
If a lightning storm approaches, the safest action
is to dock and disembark. If you cannot return
to shore, have passengers go inside the cabin
and remain there until the storm passes.
•
•
Lightning seeks ground when it strikes. The best
protection is a properly grounded lightning rod
placed high enough over the deck to provide a
protective umbrella over the hull. Depending
upon the likelihood of your being in a lightning
storm, consult your dealer for installation of a
lightning rod. If caught in a storm, stay clear
of the lightning rod, all attached wiring, and all
metal parts of the boat.
Stay out of the water during a lightning storm.
If caught swimming during a storm, get back
into the boat and remain there until the storm
passes.
13. Chart Your Course
! WARNING
Hitting an object in or under the water or boating in
dangerous currents can cause serious injury or death
to boat occupants.
You must know where the hazards are and avoid them.
In uncharted waters, boat very slowly and post a
lookout.
To avoid boating in unsafe areas where there are
underwater obstructions, shallow water, unnavigable
conditions such as dangerous currents, and others,
you must chart a course. This means having
and using the NOAA charts for coastal waters,
observing and understanding all navigational aids,
using the knowledge and guidance of experienced
boaters, and being aware of the tide times where
appropriate.
If you are in an unfamiliar area without knowledge
of the hazards, proceed very slowly and have
someone watch for hazards.
Let others know where you are going. A float
plan describes your intended cruising course and
itinerary, boat description, and your expected time
and date of return. Give the float plan to a friend
or relative, so they can give the information to a
national boat agency, like the U.S. Coast Guard, in
the event you fail to return.
! WARNING
Shut engine off if an object is struck or if you run
aground.
Check for hull leaks and drive line damage, before
restarting engines.
Use hand pump if bilge pumps don’t remove water.
Boat very slowly, if you must proceed with a damaged
drive line.
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14. Impaired Operation
Drugs and/or alcohol will prevent you from operating
your boat safely. This single factor is involved in
more marine accidents and deaths than any other.
The detrimental effects of alcohol and drugs are
increased by the wind, waves and sun, quickly
impairing your ability to react properly and promptly
in an emergency.
! WARNING
Drugs and/or alcohol impair the operator's ability to
control the boat safely.
Death or serious injury can result from improper boat
operation.
B. Skiing
! WARNING
Skiers must wear an approved PFD.
While it is unlikely that anyone would ski behind your
Sea Ray® Sport Yacht, it is advised that you become
familiar with water skiing safety and hand signals
as you will likely, on occasion, find yourself in the
vicinity of water skiing activity, (Fig. 1.11.1)
•
Anyone who water skis must know how to
swim.
•
Never drive the boat directly behind a water
skier. At 22 knots (25 m.p.h.), it takes only 5
seconds to overtake a fallen skier who was 60
meters (200 feet) in front.
•
Keep a downed skier in sight and on the
operator’s side of the boat when approaching
the skier. Never back up to anyone in the
water.
•
Learn the signals to communicate with a skier.
The skier is to control the boat through hand
signals.
Turn – Arm raised, circle with index finger
extended.
15. Water Sports
! WARNING
Your boat can kill or injure persons in the water.
Always stay away from areas designated for swimming
or diving. Unless you are towing a skier, stay away
from water ski areas. Recognize markers used for
such areas.
When engine is running, close and lock transom door
and do not permit anyone to use boarding ladder or
swim platform.
A. Swimming
•
Do not permit anyone to swim from a moving
boat, or a boat with an engine running.
Skier in Water – Extend one ski vertically out
of water.
•
Many localities prohibit swimming from boats
except in designated areas.
Back to Dock – Pat top of head.
Cut Motor – Draw finger across throat.
Slow Down – Thumb pointed down or palm
down, move hand up and down.
Faster – Thumb pointed up or palm up, move
hand up and down.
OK – Raise arm and form a circle with thumb
and index finger.
Stop – Raise arm with palm vertical and facing
forward.
Turn Right – Extend arm out from body to the
right.
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•
•
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Make sure boat’s engines are turned off before
allowing people to swim anywhere near your
boat. Shut the engine OFF and remove the
key from the ignition switch so that no one can
accidentally start the engine while swimmers
are nearby.
Turn off engines when taking swimmers or
skiers aboard or when they are entering the
water. Never permit use of the transom or swim
platform while engines are running.
Slow down and look for swimmers or skiers
when cruising in an area where there might be
persons in the water.
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Section 1 • Safety
Turn Left – Extend arm out from body to the
left.
When engaged in water sports, be safe and
courteous to others sharing the water:
OK After a Fall – Clasp hands together
overhead.
•
Be considerate to fishermen.
•
If the skier suddenly releases the tow rope, it
can backlash into cockpit. Spotters who are
watching the skier must be aware of this fact
and be prepared to deflect the rope by hand to
avoid injury.
•
Do not water ski in congested areas.
•
Keep the boat and skier away from navigation
markers.
•
Stay well clear of other boats and skiers.
16. Emergency Situations
Skiing Signals
(Fig. 1.11.1)
Prevention is the safest approach. We hope that you
are never involved in an emergency situation.
If you are involved in an emergency situation, it is
TURN
TURN RIGHT
TURN LEFT
OR
OR
GO FASTER
OK AFTER FALL
STOP
GO SLOWER
SKIER IN WATER
CUT MOTOR
BACK TO DOCK
C. Diving
•
Recognize and respect diving flags. Keep at
least 30 meters (100 feet) away.
Sport Diver’s Flag – Red flag with diagonal
white stripe marks a diver in the water.
Code Alpha Flag – Blue and white pennant
designates boat being used in dive operations.
In General
Divers Flags
(Fig. 1.11.2)
Red
Blue
White
NOTICE
All boaters have a legal obligation to help other
boaters who are in distress, as long as rendering
assistance does not endanger you, your passengers
or your boat.
imperative that you know how to react, in order to
protect the lives in your care.
A. Medical Emergency
You may be far from professional medical help when
you are boating. At least two people on board your
boat should be CPR certified, and should have
taken a first aid course. Equip your boat with a first
aid kit.
B. Water Rescue
A person who has fallen overboard will die from
hypothermia in water temperatures below 70°F if
not rescued quickly. Water rescue consists of three
steps: returning to the victim, making contact with
the victim, and getting the victim back on board.
White
Sport Diver’s
Flag
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Code Alpha
Flag
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Section 1 • Safety
Returning to the Victim
C. Fire
•
Immediately make everyone aware of the
incident and keep the victim in sight.
•
Slow the boat and keep pointing toward the
person overboard. At night, direct the best
available light source at the person.
Fire is a serious boating hazard. Boats will burn
quickly. Do not remain on board and fight a fire
for more than a few minutes. If the fire cannot be
extinguished within a few minutes, abandon the
boat.
•
Throw a life preserver, even if the person
is wearing a PFD. It will serve as another
marker.
Making Contact
Have fire extinguishers handy. A small fire can be
extinguished quickly with the right size and type of
fire extinguisher.
•
Extinguish smoking materials, shut off blowers,
stoves, engines and generators.
•
Stop or slow the boat and circle toward the
victim.
•
•
Try to approach heading into the wind or into
the waves.
Throw bur ning mater ials overboard, if
possible.
•
•
Keep the victim constantly in sight.
If the fire is accessible, empty the contents of
fire extinguishers at the base of the fire.
•
When almost alongside, stop the engine in gear
to prevent propeller “windmilling.”
•
If the fire is in the engine compartment and
you have an automatic extinguisher for the
engine, wait 15 minutes before opening the
compartment. Have a portable extinguisher
ready in case the fire flares up.
•
Signal for help.
•
Grab distress signals and survival gear. Put on
PFDs. Prepare to abandon ship.
Getting Back Aboard
•
•
•
•
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Try to reach the victim with a pole, or by throwing
a life preserver. Do not swim to rescue the victim,
except as a last resort.
Assist the person in boarding the boat. The
person should normally be brought in over the
stern.
D. Flooding, Swamping and Capsizing
If the person is injured or cannot get into the
boat, a rescuer should put on a PFD with a
safety line attached to the boat and enter the
water to assist the victim.
•
Try to shut off engines, generators and blowers,
before leaving the boat.
•
Have everyone put on PFD.
•
Account for all who were on board.
•
If the boat is floating stay with the boat. Hang
on, or climb on the boat and signal for help.
•
Only as a last resort should you attempt to swim
to shore - it is further away than it looks and you
can tire and drown.
Handle the victim with care. Spinal injuries may
have occurred.
In the event of flooding, swamping or capsizing:
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Section 1 • Safety
E. Collisions and Leaking
•
In the event of collision and leaking:
•
Slow down or stop to reduce water intake, unless
maintaining speed will keep the hole above
water.
•
Switch on bilge pumps.
•
If equipped, operate the manual bilge pump if
the powered bilge pumps can’t handle the water
flow.
•
Account for everyone on board and check for
injuries.
•
Have everyone put on PFDs.
•
Stay with the boat.
•
Signal for help.
•
If a leak patch is attempted, it should be done
from the outside.
•
In the event of a collision, you are required to file
an accident report. Contact a state enforcement
agency or the nearest Coast Guard office. If you
are boating outside of U.S. waters, consult the
nation you are visiting for accident reporting
requirements.
F. Grounding
In the event of running aground:
•
•
Check for leaks. If water is coming in, stop the
intake of water before attempting to get the boat
free.
Inspect for damage to the hull, propulsion and
steering systems.
•
Determine if the tide, wind and current will drive
the boat harder aground or will help to free it.
•
Determine the water depth all around the boat,
and the type of bottom (sand, mud, rocks, etc.).
If it can be done without exposing persons to
risk of injury, the boat should be moved away
from hard obstructions and toward open water
with soft ground.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Do not attempt to have your boat towed by
other than a trained and competent service,
such as the Coast Guard or a salvage company.
Recreational craft are not designed to tow other
recreational craft.
G. Propulsion, Control or Steering Failure
If the drive train fails, or controls or steering do not
respond properly at all:
•
Shut off engine.
•
Put out the anchor to prevent drifting.
•
Determine whether or not you can repair the
problem yourself. See the proper manuals
for assistance in troubleshooting the engine,
steering and engine controls.
•
If you are not sure you can fix the problem, or if
conditions are adverse, signal for help.
17. Safety Hot Lines
The safety information in the preceding pages gives
only the general areas of concern for boating safety.
It is not intended to be, nor can it be, exhaustive. You
must take a boating safety course, and get hands-on
instruction in the proper and safe operation of your
boat from experienced persons before cruising.
The U.S. Coast Guard offers many pamphlets on
safety and other information not covered in this
book. Contact your local Coast Guard unit or call
the toll-free safety hot lines below for information.
•
U.S. Coast Guard 1-800-368-5647
•
Canadian Coast Guard 1-800-267-6687
In other countries, ask your marine dealer for
information on how to contact the national boating
law enforcement agency.
1.13
Section 1 • Safety
18. Environmental Considerations
B. Waste Disposal
The following warning is offered for boats sold in
the State of California in accordance with California
•
Many areas prohibit overboard sewer discharge.
Close and disable flow-through waste systems
to prevent discharge in such areas.
•
Bag all refuse until it can be disposed of
ashore. Regulations prohibit disposal of plastic
anywhere in the marine environment and
restrict other garbage disposal within specified
distances from shore.
Health & Safety Code §§ 25249.5-.13:
! WARNING
A wide variety of components used on this vessel
contain or emit chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects and other
reproductive harm.
NOTICE
EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
• Engine and generator exhaust
• Engine and generator fuel, and other liquids such
as coolants and oil, especially used motor oil
• Cooking fuels
• Cleaners, paints, and substances used for vessel
repair
• There is a possibility of being fined for having an
operable direct overboard discharge of waste in
some waters. Removing seacock handle, in closed
position, or other means must be used to avoid
fine.
• It is illegal for any vessel to dump plastic trash
anywhere in the ocean or navigable waters of the
United States.
• Waste materials that result from wear of vessel
components
• Lead from battery terminals and from other sources
such as ballast or fishing sinkers
TO AVOID HARM:
! CAUTION
FOR BOATS WITH VACUFLUSH® HEADS ONLY
Do not place facial tissues, paper towels or sanitary
napkins in head. Such material can damage the waste
disposal system and the environment.
• Keep away from engine, generator, and cooking fuel
exhaust fumes.
C. Excessive Noise
• Wash areas thoroughly with soap and water after
handling the substances above.
Many areas regulate noise limits. Even if there
are no laws, courtesy demands that boats operate
quietly.
A. Fuel and Oil Spillage
Regulations prohibit discharging fuel or oily waste
in navigable waters. Discharge is defined as any
action which causes a film, sheen or discoloration
on the water surface, or causes a sludge or emulsion
beneath the water surface. A common violation is
bilge discharge. Use rags or sponges to soak up
fuel or oily waste, then dispose of it properly ashore.
If there is much fuel or oil in the bilge, contact a
knowledgeable marine service to remove it. Never
pump contaminated bilge discharge overboard.
Help protect your waters.
D. Wake / Wash
Power boat wakes can endanger people and vessels.
Each power boat operator is responsible for injury or
damage caused by the boat’s wake. Be especially
careful in confined areas such as channels or
marinas. Observe “no wake” warnings.
! WARNING
SPEED HAZARD - Watch your wake. It might capsize
a small craft. You are responsible for damage caused
by your wake.
Fill tank(s) less than rated capacity. Allow for fuel
expansion.
1.14
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 1 • Safety
! CAUTION
Reduce speed in congested waterways.
Be alert for NO WAKE markers.
19. International Requirements
Depending on your boat's original destination, the
vessel and its systems may have been constructed
in accordance with standards and specifications
published by various international authorities such
as:
•
Construction Standards for Small Vessels Canada
•
Recreational Craft Directive and applicable ISO
Standards - European Union
•
AS/NZ 3004 Electrical Installations - Australia/
New Zealand
Further information concerning these requirements
may be obtained from your local dealer.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
1.15
Section 1 • Safety
20. Nautical Terms
Abaft – a point on a boat that is aft of another.
Abeam – object 90 degrees to center line on either
side of boat.
Aft – toward the rear or stern of the boat.
Beam – the width of a boat.
Hatch – an opening in deck to provide access
below.
Head – toilet or toilet area in a boat.
Headroom – vertical distance between the deck and
cabin or canopy top.
Helm – steering console.
Bow – the fore part of a boat.
Hull – the basic part of a boat that provides buoyancy
to float the weight of the craft and its load.
Bow Eye – bolt with looped head mounted on
extreme forward part of bow.
Keel – the major longitudinal member of a hull; the
lowest external portion of a boat.
Bulkhead – vertical partition in a boat.
Knot – unit of speed in nautical miles per hour.
Chine – meeting juncture of side and bottom of
boat.
Lee – the side that is sheltered from the wind.
Chock – deck fitting, used as guides for mooring
or anchor lines. Also, a wedge to stop wheels from
rolling.
Port – term designating left side of the boat.
Cleat – deck fitting with arms or horns on which lines
may be made fast.
Cockpit – an open space from which a boat is
operated.
Deck – upper structure which covers the hull between
gunwales.
PFD – Personal Flotation Device; life preserver.
Rudder – movable fixture at the stern used for
steering.
Scupper – hole permitting water to drain overboard
from deck or cockpit.
Sheer – curve or sweep of the deck as viewed from
the side.
Snub – to check or tighten a line suddenly.
Draft – depth of water required to float boat and its
propulsion system.
Starboard – term designating right side of the boat
Fathom – six feet.
Stern drive – outboard unit of an inboard/outboard
(I/O) engine installation.
Fenders – rope or plastic pieces hung over the side
to protect the hull from chafing.
Freeboard – height of exposed hull from water line
to deck.
Stern – the aft end of a boat.
Stringer – longitudinal members fastened inside the
hull for additional structural strength.
Transom – transverse part of stern.
Ground tackle – general term referring to anchors,
anchor lines, etc.
Wake – disturbed water that a boat leaves behind
as a result of forward motion.
Gunwale (pronounced gun’l) – meeting juncture of
hull and deck.
Windward – toward the direction from which the
wind is blowing.
1.16
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 1 • Safety
21. Key to Symbols on Controls
and Prints
These symbols may be found on your controls and
gauges and/or used in this owner’s manual. This
page is to help you understand what the symbols
mean.
ENGINE
ENGINE
START
ENGINE
STOP
r/min
r/min
EMERGENCY
START SWITCH
(TWIN ENGINE ONLY)
ENGINE EXHAUST
CONTROL
ENGINE
ROTATIONAL
SPEED
ENGINE
COOLANT
ENGINE
(COOLANT)
WATER JACKET
TEMPERATURE
ENGINE OIL
PRESSURE
FUEL,
GENERAL
DIESEL
FUEL
FUEL
LEVEL
FUEL
FILTER
LEADED
FUEL
UNLEADED
FUEL
BILGE BLOWER
BILGE
PUMP
OIL
ELAPSED
TIME
LIGHT
INTERIOR
LIGHT
RUNNING LIGHTS
UNDER POWER
ANCHOR
LIGHT
FRESH WATER
BASED COOLANT
WASTE
WATER/SEWAGE
WINDSHIELD
WIPER
WINDSHIELD
WASHER
ANCHOR
HORN
PROPULSION
SYSTEM
TRIM
PROPULSION
SYSTEM TRIM
BOW UP
WINDSHIELD
WIPER AND
WASHER
COMPASS
PROPULSION
SYSTEM TRIM
BOW DOWN
TRIM TAB
TRIMMING
OPERATION
SINGLE
LEVER CONTROL
(THROTTLE & SHIFT)
CONTROL
LEVER OPERATING DIRECTION
WARNING
ELECTRICAL
HAZARD
FIRE
RISK
NO OPEN FLAME
NO SMOKING
PROPELLER
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
ROTARY CONTROL
(QUANTITY INCREASES
WITH WIDTH OF
SYMBOL)
LIFT POINT
OR PROPER
LOCATION OF
SLING
BATTERY
LIFT
POINT
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1.18
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
1. Docking/Lifting/Storage
A. Bow and Stern Cleats
! CAUTION
Do not use cleats for lifting.
Cleats must not be used for lifting the boat, they are
intended for docking or mooring use only.
When lifting the boat always keep the bow higher than
the stern to drain the exhaust lines and to prevent
water from running forward through the manifold and
into the engine where it can become trapped. It may
seem expedient to lift only the stern when changing
a propeller, but this can result in water entering
the engine cylinders, causing hydrostatic lock and
resulting in possible engine failure. Even a small
amount of water in the engine can cause rust and is
to be avoided.
With fiberglass boats, severe gelcoat crazing or more
serious hull damage can occur during launching and
hauling if pressure is created on the gunwales by the
slings. Flat, wide belting-type slings and spreaders
long enough to keep pressure from the gunwales
are necessary. Cable-type slings should be avoided.
Do not place the slings where they may lift on the
propeller shaft or other underwater fittings. The slings
should be placed directly over the sling tags imprinted
on the deck (Figure 2.1.1) to assure the least amount
of stress on the hull.
Never hoist the boat with an appreciable amount
of water in the bilge. Fuel and water tanks should
preferably be empty, especially if of large capacity.
B. Supporting the Boat
A cradle is the ideal support for the boat whenever
it is not in the water. Properly designed and
constructed, it will provide support at the proper
points, which is essential to avoid stress on the
hull. Boat placement on the cradle should line up as
closely as possible to the sling tags on the side of
the deck. Do not rest boat on underwater fittings.
Proper Lifting and Storage
(Fig. 2.1.1)
Right
(No gap)
Wrong
(gap)
SLING STRAPS
SLING TAG
SLING TAG
Aft Storage
Cradle bunk
Fwd Storage
Cradle bunk
See Specific Information Manual for proper dimensions and placement of bunks and straps for your boat
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
2.1
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
2. Passenger Locations
! WARNING
Boat motion can be erratic.
You can fall overboard or be injured by hitting something
in or on the boat.
All persons must be in cockpit area or cabin and be
prepared for sudden boat movement.
Use front or bow deck area only during anchoring,
mooring or emergencies.
! WARNING
Wet decks are slippery.
You can be seriously injured if you slip and fall.
Wear slip resistant footwear secured to your feet and
hold on to rails or boat structure.
1. When the boat is moving, all passengers must
be in the cockpit area or cabin and must be
on seating provided or, if standing, holding on
firmly. While the person at the wheel must alert
passengers before any sudden or erratic boat
movement, such as crossing wakes, rapid turns,
sudden acceleration or deceleration, etc., an
emergency action may be necessary before
passengers can be warned. All passengers
must be prepared for rapid boat movement and
be able to hold on to prevent loss of balance.
2. When persons are on the working deck area, for
anchoring, mooring or in emergencies, they must
be holding on and be positioned so as to prevent
falling. In bad weather and/or rough water, if it
is essential to be on deck, persons should be
closely tied to cleats, railing stanchions or other
securely fastened boat hardware.
3. Engines must be turned off if the boat is near
swimmers or persons are on the swim platform
or the swim ladder.
See the Specific Information manual for more on passenger locations.
3. Description of Major Controls
A. Digital Throttle & Shift Control
Standard on the gasoline powered Sea Ray® Sport
Yachts is the Digital Throttle and Shift control system
(DTS). The DTS system will consist of a dual lever
dash mounted control unit with engine controls on
the unit and the start/stop switch panel mounted
separately on the dash.
The DTS system functions similarly to a mechanical
Shift and Throttle Control systems, however the
DTS system uses electronic signals rather than
push/pull cables to control the engine gear and
speed. This makes shifting gears and adjusting
speed much easier. When the control lever is
centered the transmission is in NEUTRAL and
the engine is throttle is at IDLE speed. As you
move the lever forward the transmission engages
in FORWARD gear; further forward movement
increases the engine RPM's and the forward speed
of the boat. Moving the lever back (aft) engages the
transmission in REVERSE gear; further backward
movement increases the engine RPM's and the
rearward speed of the boat.
Starting the engines is also simplified by Start/Stop
buttons located on the Throttle & Shift lever. Start the
engines one at a time. To start an engine, press and
release the Start/Stop button and the DTS system
automatically starts the engine (without having to
engage the Throttle Only function in order to pump
fuel to start the engine). To stop an engine, simply
press the Start/Stop button and the engine shuts
off.
REFER TO THE PRODUCT OWNER’S MANUAL
FOR COMPLETE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
! WARNING
Move throttle/shift controls to NEUTRAL before starting
engines.
Reversing at high speeds can cause flooding/
swamping due to water being pushed over the
transom.
2.2
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
Mercury Dual Engine Digital
Throttle & Shift (DTS) Controls
(Fig. 2.3.1)
Glendinning Dual Engine Electronic
Throttle & Shift (ETS) Controls
(Fig. 2.3.2)
SLO
W
F
M
R
WA
N
R
KE
TA
NOTICE
Vessel will not start in gear. Check controls to
ensure they are in neutral before attempting to start
engines.
OL
TR
L
C. Joystick Control System
B. Electronic Throttle and Shift
Control
(Only available on CMD Zeus drive systems) the
joystick provides an intuitive driver interface to
maneuver the vessel. Operating the vessel with the
joystick is well suited for close quarter operations
and when docking. The joystick causes the
computer control system to automatically calculate
the steering angle of each drive, the throttle level,
the proper shift and clutch slip percentage to push
or rotate the boat in a direction corresponding to
the joystick movement or twist. For example, if you
move the joystick sideways, the computer control
system applies a thrust to the boat in the sideways
direction.
The Cummins Mercury diesel powered Sea Ray®
Sport Yachts use an Electronic Throttle and Shift
control system (ETS). The ETS system operates
similarly to the gasoline DTS system. Read and
understand the information in the Owner’s Manual
Package for your sport yacht model’s gear and
throttle control.
The following illustrations give some limited
examples of the basic responses to inputs from
the joystick. The joystick is proportional, which
means that the farther from the center the joystick is
moved, the more thrust is applied to the boat in that
direction, up to a maximum of 1800 engine RPM.
NOTICE
IN DTS SYSTEMS THE IGNITION KEY SWITCH LOCATION
WILL VARY. PLEASE REFER TO THE SPECIFIC
INFORMATION MANUAL FOR ITS LOCATION.
REFER TO THE PRODUCT OWNER’S MANUAL
FOR COMPLETE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
! CAUTION
Shift Quickly; easing into gear can damage the
transmission.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
! WARNING
ZEUS JOYSTICK CAN ENGAGE PROPELLERS WHEN
THROTTLES ARE IN NEUTRAL. NEVER LEAVE ENGINES
RUNNING WITH PEOPLE IN THE WATER. DEATH OR
SERIOUS INJURY COULD RESULT. SEE OWNER’S
MANUAL FOR SAFE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
2.3
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
To maneuver the boat with the joystick:
1. Move both Shift/Throttle levers to the neutral
position.
2. Move the joystick in the direction that you want
the boat to move, or twist the joystick in the
direction that you want the boat to rotate. The
joystick can be moved and rotated at the same
time. Use gentle joystick movements until you
gain comfort with the thrust response.
NOTE: To prevent drive engagement resulting
from unintended movement of the joystick while
the engines are running, press the “THROTTLE
ONLY” button.
D. Hydraulic Trim Tabs
The trim tabs on your Sea Ray® are operated with a
rocker type momentary switch at the control station.
They are protected by a circuit breaker on the control
station breaker panel which must be ON to use the
trim tabs .
Trim Tabs Switch
(Fig. 2.4.1)
Boat moves forward
Boat moves aft
To trim the bow of your boat down, push the top
halves of BOTH rockers down in momentary bursts.
If you hold the rockers down, you will over trim the
boat and the bow will dig in. To correct over trimming,
push bottom halves of BOTH rockers to obtain
desired planing angle.
Running
Attitude
BOW UP
Boat moves to starboard
without rotating
Boat moves diagonally
forward and to starboard
without rotating
List
......
BOW UP
PORT
BOW UP
STARBOARD
BOW DOWN
PORT
BOW DOWN
STARBOARD
Push
TOP OF BOTH ROCKERS
TOP OF STARBOARD ROCKER
TOP OF PORT ROCKER
BOTTOM OF STARBOARD ROCKER
BOTTOM OF PORT ROCKER
The trim tabs on the transom of your boat can also
be used to trim the list of your boat (See chart
above) that may be caused by improper storage
of gear, too many people on one side or a strong
cross wind. Operation of the rocker switch should
be momentary bursts to achieve proper attitude of
the hull.
Boat rotates clockwise
Boat moves diagonally
forward and to starboard
while rotating
counterclockwise
2.4
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
When running wide open, most boats do not require
any trim unless heavily loaded.
Hydraulic Trim Tabs
(Fig. 2.5.1)
A Trim plane switch (at helm)
B Hydraulic rams
Hydraulic trim tabs are adjusted independently of
each other, enabling adjustment of bow attitude
up and down as well as to correct for side to side
list. Trim tabs can also be used to provide attitude
adjustment at lower speeds.
Effects of trimming
(Fig. 2.5.2)
A
C Trim plane zinc
D Stbd trim plane
E Port trim plane
B
F Reservoir fill
G
G Trim tab pump
F
Bow-down (“Plowing”)
C
B
D
C
E
Proper trim (3-5° Bow-Up Angle)
In heavy following seas or when running in an inlet,
best maneuverability is obtained with a bow high
attitude. To be sure the tabs are full up in the zero
position, push the bottom halves of BOTH rockers
for several seconds.
! WARNING
Bow-up (“Porpoising”)
MANEUVERING/CONTROL HAZARD
Ensure continuous visibility of other boats, swimmers,
and obstacles during bow-up transition to planing.
The trim tab pump is located in the aft portion of the
bilge. To service the unit, remove the tinted plastic
cover to gain access to reservoir fill plug and motor
parts. Hydraulic trim tabs use type A Dexron II
automatic transmission fluid, which should be filled
up to the FULL mark on the pump base. Add fluid
with the trim tabs in the up position only.
Effects of Port and Stbd Trim Tab Adjustment
Port Tab Down
Both Neutral
Stbd Tab Down
Port Stern up
Stbd Bow down
No Change In List
Stbd Stern up
Port Bow down
Your boat is designed to plane at a particular speed
and weight distribution. As speed decreases or
weight increases, the stern will settle lower in the
water and the hull will create and push a hill of water,
increasing drag and requiring more power to move
through the water.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
2.5
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
A Properly Trimmed Boat:
B. 4-in-1 Multigauge
•
Operates at a correct running attitude of a 3 to
5 degree angle to the water (bow slightly up).
•
Reduces drag and increases fuel efficiency.
Your Spor t Yacht is
equipped with a quad
gauge unit which displays,
in analog format, engine
o i l p r e s s u r e, wa t e r
temperature, voltage
and respective por t
and starboard fuel tank
levels.
•
Preserves good forward visibility.
•
Increases safety.
Use short bursts of rocker switches to adjust trim
tabs. Pushing switches too far at once may cause
sudden steering problems. Adjusting one trim
tab more than the other will adjust list caused by
improper equipment storage, too many people on
one side or a strong cross wind.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL Package
F O R I N S T RU C T I O N S A N D WA R R A N T Y
INFORMATION.
4. Important Gauges
(Fig. 2.6.2)
80
250
40
280
140
0
175
100
80
60
420
100
PSI/kP
0
0
18
F
14
1/2
E
12
10
80
Fuel Gauge
250
40
100
80
60
420
(Fig. 2.6.3)
0
280
140
PSI/kP
80
250
100
80
60
420
280
140
0
3
1
0
RPM
X1000 4
The tachometer indicates the revolutions per
minute (RPM) of the engine. (It does not indicate
the speed of the boat.) Your Engine Operator’s
Manual indicates the maximum full throttle RPM at
which your engine should operate. This must not be
exceeded or serious engine damage will occur. The
tachometer should also be used to determine the
most comfortable and economical cruising RPM.
The voltmeter gauge
indicates battery bankF
voltage. Each engine 1/2
operating voltage will
range between 12.0
to 16.5 volts when the
alternator is charging.
Significantly higher or
lower readings indicate
a b a t t e r y p r o b l e m,
alternator, malfunction,
or heavy battery drain.
12
175
100
80
60
420
0
10
250
40
PSI/kP
0
14
E
Voltmeter
F/ C
18
F
2
100
0
1/2
2.6
175
PSI/kP
SmartCraftTM System Tach
(Fig. 2.6.1)
175
The fuel gauge indicates
the amount of fuel in
F
the fuel tank. The most
1/2
accurate reading of the
12
E
fuel gauge is at idle
10
speeds when your boat
is in an approximately
level position. At slow
plane, when your boat
is in a bow up position
the gauge will read
inaccurately because the
fuel in the tanks travel to
the rear of the tanks and
away from the fuel sending unit. Because gauge
readings are approximate, they should be compared
to the hours of use versus known fuel consumption
(GPH).
80
40
A. Tachometer
F/ C
280
140
(Fig. 2.6.4)
100
0
F/ C
0
18
14
E
10
80
40
420
0
280
140
12
250
100
80
60
175
PSI/kP
100
0
F/ C
0
18
F
14
1/2
E
10
12
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100
0
F/ C
0
18
14
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
Oil Pressure Gauge
C. SmartCraft™
(Fig. 2.7.1)
The oil gauge is often the
80
250
best indicator of engine
40
175
problems or difficulties.
100
0
Maximum pressure is
controlled by a preset
18
F
valve in the oil pump.
14
Note the reading which
1/2
12
E
this gauge records after
10
the break-in-period, as it
is the “norm” which can be
used as reference during
the life of the engine. IF
A COMPLETE LOSS
OF OIL PRESSURE OCCURS, TURN ENGINE
OFF AT ONCE. Continued running after loss of
pressure will cause engine damage. First, manually
check the oil level. If low oil level is not the cause,
consult your Sea Ray® dealer. DO NOT RESTART
THE ENGINE UNTIL THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN
CORRECTED.
100
80
60
420
280
140
PSI/kP
0
80
100
80
60
420
280
140
175
PSI/kP
100
0
F/ C
0
18
F
E
10
12
Slight fluctuations in gauge readings are not
uncommon during operation and may be due to
the characteristics of the lubricating oil. Greater
fluctuations should be investigated. The cause
may be a clogged oil filter element which should
be replaced with every oil change.
Water Temperature Gauge
The water temperature (Fig. 2.7.2)
gauge indicates
temperature of the
80
cooling water circulating
250
175
inside the engine. Your 40
e n g i n e i s e q u i p p e d0
100
with a thermostat so a
predetermined engine
18
F
t e m p e ra t u r e s h o u l d
14
be reached soon after 1/2
12
E
10
starting the engine and
maintained thereafter
w hile the engine is
running. Refer to your
E n g i n e O p e r a t o r ’s
Manual for proper gauge readings. If the
temperature approaches above normal on your
gauge, shut down engine at once.
100
80
60
420
PSI/kP
0
80
40
420
0
280
140
250
100
80
60
175
PSI/kP
E
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10
System Calibration (for First Time Use)
When using SmartCraftTM System View for the first
time the system must be calibrated before normal
use.
NOTE: The detailed information listed which is
standard on some models may be optional on
others, or may not be available on some models
based on engine and system configuration.
0
14
12
0
In addition the system can be integrated with
the boat’s GPS, if equipped, to provide up to the
minute course, speed, and fuel-to-destination
information.
F/ C
18
F
F/ C
The system monitors water temperature and
depth, engine trim, boat speed, steering angle,
system preventive maintenance reminders, and
systems diagnostics.
100
0
1/2
Smartcraft System
(Fig. 2.7.3)
14
1/2
280
140
0
250
40
0
F/ C
Standard on Sea Ray ® Spor t Yachts is the
SmartCraft™ System, typically located on the
gauge panel at the helm. The System View Display
is a comprehensive boat information center. This
system allows the boat operator to monitor a wealth
of critical operational information which is displayed
clearly and instantly at the helm.
REFER TO THE SMARTCRAFT™ SYSTEM VIEW
OWNER’S MANUAL IN THE OWNER’S Package FOR
ALL SMARTCRAFT™ OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
2.7
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
D. Magnetic Compass
Magnetic Compass
(Fig. 2.8.1)
Your compass, properly corrected, will indicate
magnetic north (not true north). A compass must
be adjusted by a qualified person. The reason for
this is that nearby instruments or objects containing
magnets or current-carrying electrical wires will
influence the compass reading. This is especially
true if you add electronic devices to the helm
station.
After your compass has been professionally
adjusted. You will be given a deviation card or chart
indicating the correction to be applied when laying
out a compass course or making navigational
calculations. Keep this correction card or chart
at the helm.
2.8
NOTE: The compass adjustment is only good for
the equipment arrangement that existed at the time
of the adjustment. If you place different equipment
or remove equipment from the vicinity of the
compass, you cannot rely on the compass reading.
The compass must be readjusted by a qualified
person after equipment is added or removed from
the vicinity of the compass.
NOTE: The compass roses shown on navigational
charts have both true north and magnetic north
directions superimposed. Make certain you plot
course compass directions from the magnetic north
compass rose.
When not in use, the compass should be protected
from excessive and prolonged sunlight. If your
compass becomes sluggish or erratic, it should be
serviced by an authorized repair station.
To keep the plexiglass dome free from scratches,
remove salt deposits and dust with a damp cloth.
An occasional treatment with paste wax will help
preserve the dome surface.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL Package FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
5. Propulsion System
Zeus Pod System
Inboard System
The Zeus Pod propulsion system incorporates
a pod drive with counter-rotating stainless steel,
rear facing propellers and a through hub exhaust.
Independent vectoring for each drive delivers
improved high-speed handling. These steerable
pod drives, along with an advanced joystick control
system deliver precise turning and maneuvering in
tight areas such as docking. The Zeus drives also
come equipped with automatic trim tabs that operate
via computer control to provide basic performance
control and efficiency improvements.
The propulsion systems on Sea Ray® Sport Yachts
are inboard engines with either a conventional prop
shaft in either a straight or v-drive transmission
system or a Zeus pod propulsion system (available
only with Cummins MerCruiser diesel engines). See
Section 4 • Bilge and Underwater Gear for more
information on the engines.
REFER TO THE ENGINE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY
INFORMATION.
Inboard
(Fig. 2.9.1)
Zeus Pod Drive System
(Fig. 2.9.3)
C
B
C
B
E
D
A
A
d
F
e
f
g
h
A Rudder stuffing box
B Spare shaft seal
e engine
C shaft coupling
g propeller
D transmission
h rudder
f shaft log & strong seal
A dRIVE uNIT
B Drive Shaft
D Trim Tab
C Engine
F Skeg
E Counter-Rotating Props
V-Drive System
The V-drive system incorporates inboard engines
with an angled transmission that allows the drive
shaft to pass through the hull under the engine.
V-Drive
(Fig. 2.9.2)
d
C
B
A
H
G
F
e
A Rudder stuffing box
B Engine
e shaft log & strong seal
C transmission
g propeller
D Shaft Coupling
h rudder
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f Shaft
2.9
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
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2.10
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
1. Preparing to Depart
As the owner/operator of a Sea Ray® yacht, you are
responsible for the safe operation of your boat and
the safety of your passengers. Always be sure that
required documents, navigational equipment and
Coast Guard required safety equipment is aboard
and in proper working order.
General
1. Weather forecast - Safe conditions existing for
length of trip.
2. Passengers/Crew - Instructed in duties for
getting underway and fitted for a correct size
PFD. One (1) PFD for every person aboard.
3. Tool Box - Stocked with a variety of appropriate
tools.
4. Lines, Fenders and Anchor - Ready for use.
5. Float Plan - Shared with friend or relative not
on trip.
9. Seacocks - Open (handle parallel to hose). With
the exception of wastewater discharge.
Engine
1. Fuel - Be sure that you have sufficient
recommended fuel for the trip.
2. Fuel System - Check for leaks.
3. Racor Fuel Filters - Check that filters are clean,
tight and free of water.
4. Fluid levels - Check engine oil and steering
fluid levels.
5. Coolant Drain Plugs - Secured
6. Batteries - Fully charged (Check water cell
levels).
7. Battery Switches - Check for proper working
condition.
8. Fuel valves - Open
6. Navigation Charts - Available for trip.
9. Engine Alarm - Test. Should sound after a few
seconds.
Boat Systems
10.Gear Shift and Throttle Controls - Full range
of motion. In NEUTRAL and IDLE positions.
1. Equipment - Make sure all equipment is stored
properly.
2. While Underway
2. Radio and Navigation Equipment - Check for
proper working condition.
3. Bilge/Engine Compartment - “Sniff” the bilge/
engine compartment for fuel odor. Run the bilge
blowers for at least four (4) minutes. Confirm air
flow through hull vents.
General
1. Passengers/Crew - Safely seated with PFD’s
on or immediately accessible. Keep passengers
safe.
2. Lines, Fenders and Anchor - Safely stowed.
4. Bilge Pumps - Assure that all bilge pumps
function properly.
3. Operation - Gradual acceleration/deceleration
and turning.
5. Shore Power Cable - Disconnected from
dockside power inlet.
4. Surroundings - Be aware of other boats,
swimmers, floating debris, etc. at all times.
6. Trim Tabs - Full range of motion. No excessive
play or binding.
5. Carbon Monoxide (CO) - Operate so as to
prevent buildup.
7. Fresh Water Tank - Filled and sanitized.
6. Weather - Monitor frequently.
8. Head System Holding Tank - Empty
7. Navigation - Adhere to navigational aids in the
water and on shore.
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3.1
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
8. Fuel - Check consumption regularly.
4. Securing the Boat
Boat Systems
General
1. Trim Tabs - Bring boat to “On Plane”.
1. Shore Power Cables - Connected to dockside
power inlet.
2. Navigation Lights - On at night or in reduced
visibility.
Engine
1. Tachometers - Engines operating in safe RPM
range (refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual for
your specific engine).
2. Fenders and Lines - Fenders in place, lines
tied securely to dock.
3. Equipment - Dry and stored.
4. Float Plan - Notify person who had float plan
that you have returned.
2. Engine Gauges - Monitor continually.
5. Canvas - Properly install canvas covers
3. Engine Operation - Check idle and shift. Listen
for abnormal noises and visually check the
engine compartment while underway.
6. Hull - Inspect for damage
3. Returning to Port
Boat Systems
1. Seacocks - Closed (handle perpendicular to
hose).
General
2. Helm Switch Panel - All switches in the OFF
position.
1. Passengers/Crew - Instructed in duties for line
handling.
3. Gearshift/Throttle Controls - In the NEUTRAL
and IDLE position.
2. Lines, Fenders and Anchor - Ready for use.
4. Navigation Lights - Turned OFF.
Boat Systems
Engines
1. Anchor Light - ON if necessary.
1. Ignition - Switched in the OFF position (lights
off) and master ignition keys removed from DC
distribution panel.
2. Bilge/Engine Compartment - “Sniff” the bilge/
engine compartment for fuel odor. Run the bilge
blowers if necessary. Check for water in the
bilge. Run bilge pumps if necessary.
Engines
2. Battery Switches - In the OFF position.
3. Fuel Valves - Closed (handle perpendicular to
hose).
1. Gearshift & Throttle Controls - Bring to
NEUTRAL and IDLE positions.
2. Tachometers - Idle the engines for five (5)
minutes to cool down.
3. Ignition - Depress engine STOP switches on
the helm switch panel when engines are cooled
down.
4. Engine Operation - Check idle and shift. Listen
for abnormal noises.
3.2
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
5. Fueling the Boat
Before Fueling
Do not mistake the waste pump out deck plate or
the fresh water fill deck plate for the fuel fill deck
plate.
•
Fuel during daylight hours.
•
Fire extinguisher – close at hand.
•
Tie boat securely to the dock.
•
Shut off engine, bilge blower and all other
electrical equipment.
•
Shut off gas burning appliances (gas stove, etc.).
•
Close all hatches, doors and keep engine
compartment closed to prevent gasoline fumes
from entering the cabin or cockpit area.
•
All passengers must leave the boat, as a
precaution.
•
There must be no smoking or any flames within
20 feet of the boat, before, during and for at least
5 minutes after fueling is completed.
•
Open fuel fill cap and insert hose nozzle into
the fuel fill opening. Fuel fill hose nozzle must
contact the fuel fill opening BEFORE adding fuel
and throughout the fueling process to prevent
discharge of static electricity.
Refer to your engine manual for the proper grade of
fuel for gasoline engine(s). The recommended fuel
for diesel engines is #2 diesel fuel.
! DANGER
NO SMOKING
GASOLINE VAPORS ARE EXPLOSIVE NOTICE
GASOLINE RECOMMENDATIONS
Minimum octane rating of 87 AKI.
The use of improper gasoline or additives can
damage your fuel system and is considered misuse
of the system. Damage caused by improper gasoline
or additives WILL NOT be covered under warranty.
! DANGER
Gasoline vapors can explode from static
electricity if fueling is not done properly.
Read and understand this section and
Section 5 • Fuel System
Filling the Tanks
•
Check the fill plate label to ensure that fuel is
placed ONLY in the fuel tank. The fuel fill plates
are typically located on the port and starboard
mid or aft decks.
•
Keep nozzle in contact with fuel fill opening at
all times during fueling.
•
Avoid Spills - listen as tank fills and stop adding
fuel before it spills. Fuel must have room for
expansion.
•
Fill tanks equally to maintain even weight
distribution.
NOTICE
RECOMMENDED FUEL:
#2 Diesel Fuel
General
•
Know your fuel capacity and consumption.
Record the amount of fuel used since your last
fill up, and compute the engine’s hourly fuel
usage. As a fuel gauge backup check, deduct
the average hourly fuel usage from fuel tank
capacity.
After Filling
•
Observe the “Rule of Thirds”: one-third fuel for
trip out, one-third for return and one-third for
reserve.
•
DO NOT wash spilled fuel overboard. Wipe up
any spill with rags or paper towels and dispose
of them properly on shore.
•
Allow an additional 15 percent fuel reserve when
operating in rough seas.
•
Open engine compartment and check for fuel
fumes. This is especially important if your boat
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3.3
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
•
is equipped with a gasoline engine. Leave
compartment open until no odor is apparent.
Close compartment.
7. Personal Flotation Devices
(PFDs)
If fumes in the engine compartment do not
disappear, do not turn on blower or start engine.
Get help from trained and experienced persons
before using the boat.
•
Operator must instruct all passengers on
location and use of PFDs (See Section 1• Safety,
page 5 for type and usage).
•
Children less than sixteen (16) years of age and
all non-swimmers, adults as well as children,
must wear properly-sized PFDs at all times
when aboard.
•
ALL passengers should wear PFDs. By the time
someone falls overboard, it can be too late for
them to put on a PFD and fasten it properly. This
is especially true in colder waters, below 70°F,
where survival time, before hypothermia sets
in, is measured in minutes.
•
If there are passengers not wearing PFDs,
the PFDs must be readily accessible. “Readily
accessible” means out of the storage bag and
unbuckled.
•
All throwable flotation devices (cushions, rings,
etc.) must be right at hand.
•
Turn on blower for four (4) minutes, then restart
engine.
•
Assist passengers back into the boat.
6. Boarding
•
DO NOT overload the boat and load to less than
capacity in adverse conditions.
•
Board one person at a time and give assistance
as needed.
! WARNING
Wet decks are slippery.
You can be seriously injured if you slip and fall.
Wear slip-resistant footwear secured to your feet and
hold onto rails or boat structure.
•
Transfer gear and equipment by handing it from
a person on the dock to a person on board. You
can lose your balance and be injured if you
attempt to board while carrying equipment or
gear.
•
Distribute the weight of equipment and
passengers as evenly as possible to keep the
boat balanced.
•
Stow gear and equipment so that it is accessible,
but everything is to be stored in places so as to
prevent it from flying about if the boat encounters
rough water or weather.
3.4
8. Passenger Instruction and
Location
•
Everyone on board must be told about the boat’s
behavior from starting to getting up on plane.
•
Before the operator does any high-speed
maneuvers or rapidly accelerates or decelerates
the boat, passengers must be warned to sit and
hold on and must heed the warning.
•
The operator may have to make rapid changes
in speed and/or direction to avoid a problem,
with little or no time for alerting passengers. It
is critical that all passengers be seated in the
designated seating areas and holding on to
prevent falling overboard or getting knocked
about in the boat at all times when the boat is
underway.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
9. Starting the Engine
! DANGER
Gasoline vapors can explode
the pump running and check to see that bilge
water is being pumped overboard.
3. Check intake seacocks for
open position
(Fig. 3.5.3)
4. Make sure strainers are
clean and water tight (see
Section 4 – Bilge and
Underwater Gear, page
4.12).
(Fig. 3.5.4)
5. C h e ck f u e l f i l t e r s fo r
tightness
(Fig. 3.5.5)
6. Check battery solenoid
switches for energized
position.
(Fig. 3.5.6)
Before starting the engines, open engine compartment
and check for gasoline smell.
•
If you smell gasoline, do not start engine; get everyone off the boat and get trained help to find and fix the problem.
If there is no gasoline smell, perform checks
specified by manual, then and only then, close engine
compartment and run blower for at least 4 minutes
before starting.
The engine operation and maintenance manual
furnished with your boat describes pre-start and
starting procedures. We urge you to thoroughly read
and understand your engine manual.
Listed below are basic pre-start and starting
reminders.These are not a substitute for the engine
manufacturer’s specific recommendations.
Open the engine compartment and check for the
smell of fuel.
•
•
IF YOU SMELL FUEL, get
everyone off the boat, do
not operate any electrical
switches or light any
matches, lighters, etc. Get
trained help to find and fix
the problem before starting
the engine or operating any
switches on the boat.
(Fig. 3.5.1)
(Fig. 3.5.2)
2. Check that water level in bilge is minimal. Verify
that the bilge pump is operating by turning the
bilge pump switch to MANUAL and listening for
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
PORT
GEN
ENERGIZE
STBD
DE-ENERGIZE
If you DO NOT smell fuel...
1. Check all fluid levels and
a ny o t h e r n e c e s s a r y
checks as specified in
Section 8 and in the engine
manual.
MAIN BATTERY SOLENOIDS
7. Check fuel level. Be sure
you have enough fuel for
your trip. Remember the
“Rule of Thirds”: Use no
more than 1/3 of your fuel
for outbound trip; use 1/3 of
the fuel for return trip; keep
1/3 for reserve in case of
emergency.
8. Turn on the master key
switches, typically located
on the DC distribution
panel, (see Specific
Information Manual for
location for you boat).
Listen for alarms which
indicate ignition power.
(Fig. 3.5.7)
1
2
E
F
FUEL
(Fig. 3.5.8)
3.5
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
9. Run bilge blowers for at least four (4) minutes
before attempting to start engine.
Unlike your automobile engine which is naturally
ventilated even when it is not moving, your boat
engine compartment (the bilge) does not have
sufficient natural ventilation when the boat is not
moving or moving slowly. That is why the engine
compartment must have forced ventilation,
using the bilge blower, to remove potentially
explosive gasoline vapors, before the engine is
started and when the boat is moving slowly.
Because it may be difficult to remember to turn
on the bilge blower every time you slow down
the boat, it is recommended that the bilge blower
run all the time when the engines are running.
10.Place the throttle/shift lever into neutral.
11.TO START ENGINE:
(Fig. 3.6.1)
A. For DTS (gasoline)
systems, press and release
the START button on the
dash. The DTS system will
properly start the engine.
B. F o r E T S ( d i e s e l )
systems, push on the top of the ignition
switches until the engines start. Do not operate
starter for more than ten (10) seconds without
allowing starter to cool for two (2) minutes. This
will also allow the batteries to recover between
starting attempts. Once engine has started and
sufficient oil pressure is achieved, alarm buzzer
will stop.
• Engine stalls.
• Exhaust temperature too high.
12. Check the oil pressure and look at exhaust
port to assure that engine
(Fig. 3.6.2)
is pumping water.
175
140
13. Check Water Temperature
to ensure temperature
range remains normal.
14. Let the engines warm up
at idle and check for leaks.
If engine is cold, run for a
short period of time at fast
idle speed that does not
exceed 1500 RPM.
80
100
60
100
210
250
˚F ˚C
(Fig. 3.6.3)
50
25
345
172
517
0
75
100
PSI kPa
14. If oil pressure or water temperature is higher
than normal, shut down the engines and
recheck fluid levels; top off if necessary.
NOTE: For general operation of the boat, its
instruments and the engine, follow detailed
instructions on “Engine Break-in” in the Engine
Operator’s Manual.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
! WARNING
DO NOT run the engine or generator in an enclosed
area, such as a closed boat house, as there is the
possibility of buildup and inhalation of carbon
monoxide.
Important: Check engine RPM on tachometer
as soon as engine starts. Do not allow RPM
to exceed 1,500. Move throttle lever down to
decrease RPM.
Note: Alarm will sound when:
• Engine oil pressure is too low.
• Engine temperature is too hot.
• Transmission oil is too low.
• Transmission temperature is too hot.
3.6
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
12. Steering System
10. Shifting to Drive the Boat
! CAUTION
Cockpit can fill with water if boat is moving forward,
when it is put into reverse.
Before shifting into reverse, shift to neutral, wait
for the boat to stop moving forward, then shift into
reverse.
Move shift/throttle lever either (Fig. 3.7.1)
forward or reverse, but not very
far from the neutral position.
The drive unit will engage and
boat will start to move slowly in
either forward or reverse. You
can damage the transmission
if you do not shift quickly from
neutral into gear. Once clear of the dock, mooring,
people and/or the no-wake zone and the boat has
been shifted into forward gear, move shift/throttle
lever forward to desired engine speed.
11. Stopping the Engines
1. Bring throttle/shift controls
to NEUTRAL position.
3. Idle for five (5) minutes to
cool the engines.
4. A. For DTS (gasoline)
engines, press and release
the START button on the
dash.
B. For ETS (diesel) engines,
press and release the bottom
of the ignition switches.
PORT IGN
START/STOP
EMERG
START
STBD IGN
START/STOP
D
C
A
B
E
f
A
Steering cylinder
D
Helm
B
Pump
E
Oil cooler
C
Oil reservoir
f
Oil filter
Under normal conditions, with engines running, a
hydraulic oil supply is in a standby mode, ready to
be directed to the steering cylinder as dictated by the
steering wheel, servo cylinder and power steering
valve. Turning the steering wheel left or right makes
the system go from “standby” into “operating” mode
and move the steering cylinder accordingly.
In the event of a power source failure, hydraulic oil
from the steering helm is automatically diverted
into the servo and steering cylinder, providing the
helmsman with manual backup steering.
5. Switch the master ignition key
switches OFF.
6. Turn battery solenoid switches
OFF.
Typical Hydraulic Power Steering Assembly
(Fig. 3.7.3)
A manual hydraulic steering system, consisting of a
helm and a hydraulic cylinder (fitted with an integral
servo cylinder and a power steering valve), supplies
the “control” portion of the steering system.
(Fig. 3.7.2)
2. Secure mooring lines.
The hydraulic power steering system uses the boat's
engines to provide the “power” for the steering
system, via a mechanical or electrical motor driven
hydraulic pump.
MAIN BATTERY SOLENOIDS
PORT
GEN
ENERGIZE
STBD
An engine room mounted oil reservoir allows easy fill
and assists the in-line cooler in cooling the hydraulic
oil. An in-line oil filter helps to protect the steering
system components against contaminants.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
DE-ENERGIZE
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
3.7
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
13. Starting the Generator
The following instructions cover only Sea Ray
Sport Yachts with a conventional hard wired
electrical system. For boats with the multiplexed
power distribution system, refer to your Specific
Information Manual for applicable instructions.
3. Check generator for coolant drain plug
installation.
4. O p e n t h e g e n e r a t o r
seacock.
NOTICE
Pre-start generator prior to getting underway as there
is a possibility that it will not pick up water if started
underway. Make sure the MAIN GENERATOR breaker
is OFF and there is no load on the generator before
starting it.
5. Make sure strainers are
clean and water tight (see
Section 4 – Bilge and
Underwater Gear).
! WARNING
DO NOT run the engine or generator in an enclosed
area, such as a closed boat house, as there is the
possibility of buildup and inhalation of carbon
monoxide.
Sea Ray® strongly urges you to fully comply with
the manual provided by the generator manufacturer.
The generator is warranted separately by the
generator manufacturer, NOT Sea Ray®. Follow the
recommended maintenance and warranty schedule
in your Generator Operator’s Manual included in
the Owner’s Manual Package. Generator abuse or
improper maintenance may adversely affect claims
made under generator manufacturer separate
warranty.
(Remote control switches are located on the
main distribution panel or local switches on the
generator.)
1. Check fuel tank levels.
1
2
E
F
FUEL
2. Check oil and coolant
levels. See Generator
Operator’s Manual for
proper readings.
3.8
6. Check generator fuel filter
for tightness
7. Check the bilge for fuel
fumes or liquid. Do not
star t the g enerator
until the source of
fumes is determined
and corrected and the
bilge area is safely
ventilated.
8. Run the bilge blowers for at least four minutes
before starting and any time the generator is
running. If fuel fumes are detected, do not
start the generator until the source of fumes
is determined and corrected and the bilge
area is safely ventilated.
9. (a) Press the “ON” switch.
Supplies power to
Auto Fire Extinguisher
and Systems Monitor
on helm to monitor
generator.
GENERATOR
ON
START/PREHEAT
RUN
PREHEAT/
STATUS
STOP/ PRIME
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
(b) Depress and hold the “START/PREHEAT”
switch. The starter motor will run, thereby
cranking the generator engine.
(c) Release the “START/
P R E H E AT ” sw i t c h
when generator
starts.
GENERATOR
ON
START/PREHEAT
RUN
15. Stopping the Generator
The following instructions cover only Sea Ray
Sport Yachts with a conventional hard wired
electrical system. For boats with the multiplexed
power distribution system, refer to your Specific
Information Manual for applicable instructions.
PREHEAT/
STATUS
10. Check generator exhaust
port to verify that water
is flowing. If not, shut
generator down and refer to your Generator
Operator’s Manual.
STOP/ PRIME
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL IN THE
OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR YOUR
GENERATOR MODEL.
14. Shifting From Shore Power to
Generator Power
The following instructions cover only Sea Ray®
Sport Yachts with a conventional hard wired
electrical system. For boats with the multiplexed
power distribution system, refer to your Specific
Information Manual for applicable instructions.
1. Turn all AC systems and
branch circuit breakers
OFF. Tur n both main
breakers on the main
distribution panel OFF.
120 VOLTS AC
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
GALLEY SYSTEMS
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER
STBD SYSTEMS
PORT SYSTEMS
MIICROWAVE
STOVE
AIR CONDITIONER
PUMP RELAY
FWD AIR
CONDITIONER
MASTER STATEROOM
AIR CONDITIONER
SALON AIR
CONDITIONER
BOW THRUSTER
BATTERY CHARGER
24V
COCKPIT AIR
CONDITIONER
WASHER/DRYER
ACCESSORY
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
GALLEY SYSTEMS
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
STBD SYSTEMS
REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER
PORT SYSTEMS
MIICROWAVE
WATER HEATER
BATTERY CHARGER
12V
STOVE
AIR CONDITIONER
PUMP RELAY
FWD AIR
CONDITIONER
MASTER STATEROOM
AIR CONDITIONER
SALON AIR
CONDITIONER
BOW THRUSTER
BATTERY CHARGER
24V
COCKPIT AIR
CONDITIONER
WASHER/DRYER
ACCESSORY
GENERATOR
ON
START/PREHEAT
RUN
PREHEAT/
STATUS
STOP/ PRIME
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL
PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY
INFORMATION.
16. Shore Power
A. Shore Power Cord
Sea Ray Sport Yachts are equipped with either dual
30AMP/ 120V/60 cycle or single 50AMP/ 240V/50
cycle shore power cord(s) for hookup to dockside
power. The cord(s) are stored in the transom storage
box.
3. Slide the source select
shuttle mechanism on the
main distribution panel to
expose the GENERATOR
breaker(s) and turn it ON.
B. Shore Power Breaker
There is/are corresponding shore power breaker
box(es) located on the starboard side of the transom
storage box above the shore power receptacle(s).
120 VOLTS AC
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
GALLEY SYSTEMS
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER
MIICROWAVE
BATTERY CHARGER
12V
AIR CONDITIONER
PUMP RELAY
SALON AIR
CONDITIONER
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
120 VOLTS AC
WATER HEATER
BATTERY CHARGER
12V
2. Start the generator.
4. Turn the individual system
breakers ON.
1. Prior to generator shut
down turn OFF all AC
equipment and breakers
including main breakers
and allow the generator to
run a few minutes to cool
down. If desired, transfer
to shore power.
2. Stop the generator by
pressing the bottom of
both generator switches
or pressing the stop switch
on the generator.
STBD SYSTEMS
PORT SYSTEMS
WATER HEATER
STOVE
FWD AIR
CONDITIONER
MASTER STATEROOM
AIR CONDITIONER
BOW THRUSTER
BATTERY CHARGER
24V
COCKPIT AIR
CONDITIONER
WASHER/DRYER
ACCESSORY
REFER TO THE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
MANUAL FOR INFORMATION ON YOUR BOAT.
3.9
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
C. Shore Power Operation
The following instructions cover only Sea Ray®
Sport Yachts with a conventional hard wired
electrical system. For boats with the multiplexed
power distribution system, refer to your Specific
Information Manual for applicable instructions.
The Main AC Distribution Panel, typically located
in the salon, distributes the required voltage for all
the boat’s AC equipment and accessories. It is very
important to know and understand where the power
originates and how the power is distributed to the
different voltage equipment and accessories.
The following instructions cover only Sea Ray®
Sport Yachts with a conventional hard wired
electrical system. For boats with the multiplexed
power distribution system, refer to your Specific
Information Manual for applicable instructions.
REVERSED
POLARITY
GALLEY SYSTEMS
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER
GENERATOR
SHORE
MIICROWAVE
BATTERY CHARGER
12V
AIR CONDITIONER
PUMP RELAY
SALON AIR
CONDITIONER
Route and tie the power cord from the boat to dockside
power outlet box to prevent persons tripping over it
and falling into the water.
! CAUTION
Shore power cords should be secured or routed to
avoid laying or falling into water and to avoid stress
on shore power plug and inlet.
STBD SYSTEMS
PORT SYSTEMS
WATER HEATER
STOVE
FWD AIR
CONDITIONER
MASTER STATEROOM
AIR CONDITIONER
BOW THRUSTER
BATTERY CHARGER
24V
COCKPIT AIR
CONDITIONER
WASHER/DRYER
ACCESSORY
2. Assure that the AC
breaker above the
shore power plug in
the starboard transom compartment is
OFF.
3. Dry off the shore
power cord receptacle
on your boat. Dry off the ends of the shore
power cord. Spray a moisture repellant into the
receptacle and cord ends.
4. Plug a cord end into the boat receptacle.
3.10
It is imperative that the shore power outlet is dry
before plugging into the dock power inlet.
! CAUTION
120 VOLTS AC
POWER
! CAUTION
! CAUTION
D. To Connect and Turn On Shore Power
1. On The Boat:
Turn OFF all equipment breakers and
Turn OFF SHORE
& GENERATOR
breakers.
Turn clockwise to
lock. Thread the
locking ring onto the
boat receptacle to
prevent accidental
unplugging.
The use of extension shore power cords is not
recommended. Excessive power cord extensions can
cause a voltage drop and may prevent some electronic
devices from operating correctly.
5. On The Dock:
Turn OFF Dock Breaker. Wipe the outlet dry,
spray moisture repellent into the receptacle, then plug the
other end of the power cord into the outlet
box on the dock.
6. Turn ON Dock Breaker.
7. On The Boat:
Turn ON the AC breaker above the shore power
plug in the transom compartment.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
120 VOLTS AC
8. On The Boat:
2. Tur n OFF SHORE
breaker.
Assure that the POWER light is ON.
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
GALLEY SYSTEMS
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
GALLEY SYSTEMS
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
STOVE
FWD AIR
CONDITIONER
MASTER STATEROOM
AIR CONDITIONER
BOW THRUSTER
BATTERY CHARGER
24V
COCKPIT AIR
CONDITIONER
WASHER/DRYER
ACCESSORY
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
GALLEY SYSTEMS
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER
WATER HEATER
MIICROWAVE
STBD SYSTEMS
PORT SYSTEMS
WATER HEATER
STOVE
BATTERY CHARGER
12V
AIR CONDITIONER
PUMP RELAY
FWD AIR
CONDITIONER
AIR CONDITIONER
PUMP RELAY
MASTER STATEROOM
AIR CONDITIONER
SALON AIR
CONDITIONER
Verify proper voltage.
WATER HEATER
120 VOLTS AC
PORT SYSTEMS
MIICROWAVE
9. Turn ON Breakers:
STBD SYSTEMS
PORT SYSTEMS
STBD SYSTEMS
REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER
BATTERY CHARGER
12V
SHORE
SALON AIR
CONDITIONER
120 VOLTS AC
Turn ON SHORE
breaker.
REVERSED
POLARITY
MIICROWAVE
AIR CONDITIONER
PUMP RELAY
(If reversed polarity light is on do not turn on breakers, turn
OFF MAIN and DOCK
breakers. Disconnect
power cords. Consult
dockmaster.)
POWER
GENERATOR
REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER
BATTERY CHARGER
12V
BOW THRUSTER
BATTERY CHARGER
24V
COCKPIT AIR
CONDITIONER
WASHER/DRYER
ACCESSORY
SALON AIR
CONDITIONER
STOVE
FWD AIR
CONDITIONER
MASTER STATEROOM
AIR CONDITIONER
BOW THRUSTER
BATTERY CHARGER
24V
COCKPIT AIR
CONDITIONER
WASHER/DRYER
ACCESSORY
! CAUTION
Do not energize main breaker under reversed
polarity conditions.
! WARNING
(120 Volt System:
110V to 125V)
(240 Volt System:
220V to 250V)
Under no circumstances override the source select
system.
120 VOLTS AC
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
GALLEY SYSTEMS
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER
STBD SYSTEMS
PORT SYSTEMS
MIICROWAVE
WATER HEATER
BATTERY CHARGER
12V
STOVE
AIR CONDITIONER
PUMP RELAY
FWD AIR
CONDITIONER
MASTER STATEROOM
AIR CONDITIONER
SALON AIR
CONDITIONER
BOW THRUSTER
BATTERY CHARGER
24V
COCKPIT AIR
CONDITIONER
WASHER/DRYER
ACCESSORY
3 . Tu r n O F F M A I N
breaker above the
shore power plug
in the transom
compartment.
10.Turn ON Equipment
Breakers.
4. On the dock, turn
OFF the dockside
breaker.
120 VOLTS AC
E. To Disconnect
Shore Power
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
1. On The Boat: Turn
OFF All Breakers
GALLEY SYSTEMS
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
GENERATOR
SHORE
REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER
MIICROWAVE
BATTERY CHARGER
12V
AIR CONDITIONER
PUMP RELAY
SALON AIR
CONDITIONER
STBD SYSTEMS
PORT SYSTEMS
WATER HEATER
STOVE
FWD AIR
CONDITIONER
MASTER STATEROOM
AIR CONDITIONER
BOW THRUSTER
BATTERY CHARGER
24V
COCKPIT AIR
CONDITIONER
WASHER/DRYER
ACCESSORY
Disconnect the
dockside end of the
power cord.
Turn OFF equipment breakers.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
3.11
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
5. O n y o u r b o a t ,
disconnect the power
cord from your boat
receptacle.
Clean the power
cord, spray the cord
ends with moisture
repellant, and store the cord in a dry location
on board.
You must keep the shore power cord and the plug
ends clean and dry. This is especially necessary if
your boat is used in salt water. Always clean and
spray your cord ends with moisture repellant before
using and before storing the cord.
F. Maintenance for Shore Power Cable Set
& Shore Power Inlets
The metallic parts of your cable set and inlet are
made to resist corrosion. In salt water environment,
life of the product can be increased by periodically
wiping the exposed parts with fresh water, drying
and spraying with a moisture repellent.
A soiled cable can be cleaned with grease-cutting
household detergent. A periodic application of vinyl
protector will help both ends and cable maintain their
original appearance.
In case of salt water spray or immersion: Rinse
plug end and/or connector end thoroughly in fresh
water, shake or blow out excess water and allow to
dry. Spray with a moisture repellent before reuse.
! WARNING
Disconnect the power cable from power source before
performing maintenance.
17. Anchoring
To anchor, bring the bow into the wind or current and
put the engine in neutral. When the vessel comes to
a stop, lower the anchor from the bow. The anchor
line should be 5 to 7 times the depth of the water.
A. Anchoring Arrangement
Sea Ray Sport Yachts are equipped with a windlass
and an anchor chute. Stow the anchor in the chute
when not in use.
Note: Before using the anchor, be sure the anchor
safety hook is removed from the anchor and the
anchor is secured to the windlass chain.
! WARNING
SINKING HAZARD – Anchor from the bow if using one
anchor. A small current can make a stern-anchored
boat unsteady; a heavy current can drag a sternanchored craft under water.
COLLISION HAZARD – Anchor only in areas where
your boat will not disrupt other boats. Do not anchor
in a channel or tie up to any navigational aid. It is
dangerous and illegal.
B. Anchoring
Proper anchoring requires knowledge of RODE and
SCOPE. Read this section carefully, understanding
the relationship between rode, scope and anchor
performance.
The rode is the line connecting the anchor to the
boat. It may be either a rope/chain anchor rode or
an all chain anchor rode. An all-chain anchor rode
is optional.
The scope is technically defined as the ratio of the
rode length to the vertical distance from the bow
to the sea floor. Since you want to know how much
rode to use when anchoring, the formula is:
Rode Length = (Bow Height + Water Depth) x Scope
Scope =
3.12
Rode Length
Bow Height + Water Depth
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
Scope depends on the type of anchor, bottom,
tide, wind and sea conditions.
C. Lowering Anchor
•
Be sure there is adequate rode.
Minimum is 5:1 for calm conditions; norm is 7:1;
severe conditions may require 10:1.
•
Secure rode to both the anchor and the boat.
Example:
•
Stop completely before lowering anchor.
Rode Length = (3 feet + 10 feet) x 7*
•
Rode Length = 13 feet x 7*
If using windlass, refer to windlass operator’s
manual.
Rode Length = 91 feet
•
Keep feet clear of coiled line.
* Scope factor may range from 5 to 10 or more. Less than 5, the anchor breaks out
too easily.
•
Turn on anchor light at night and in reduced
visibility.
•
•
D. Setting Anchor
NOTICE
Use the safety hook supplied to ensure that the anchor
is held in place should the windlass fail. Do not use the
safety hook to support the anchor in a stored position.
The windlass should always support the anchor and
ensure that it is held in the roller device securely.
Anchoring
(Fig. 3.13.1)
•
There is no best way to set an anchor.
Experiment to see how your anchor performs.
Bow
Height


Rode
Water
Depth
Anchor

Trip Line Arrangement
(Fig. 3.13.2)
Float
Rode
Trip line
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
3.13
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
•
•
One method is to turn the rode around a bit
and slowly pay out as the boat backs from the
anchor site. When the proper scope has been
reached, snub the rode quickly, causing the
anchor to dig into the bottom.
Reverse engine slowly to drive the anchor in
and prevent it from dragging.
E. Weighing Anchor
•
Run the boat slowly up to the anchor, taking in
the rode as you go.
•
The anchor will usually break out when the rode
becomes vertical.
•
Be careful that trailing lines do not foul in the
propeller.
18. Windlass
The windlass facilitates the anchoring of your yacht
by automatically raising and lowering the anchor. To
operate the windlass the WINDLASS MAIN switch
on the control station switch panel must be ON.
Windlass w/ Safety Lanyard and Chain Stop
(Fig. 3.14.1)
Windlass
Safety lanyard
Chain
stop
Anchor
Note: Use the fresh water washdown spigot in the
starboard bow locker to hose down the chain in the
locker after haul-in.
NOTICE
It is important that the windlass clutch is tight for
proper operation and safety. Periodically check the
clutch and tighten if necessary.
F. Clearing a Fouled Anchor
A fouled anchor can test your patience and ingenuity.
One of the best methods of breaking free is to set a
trip line (Fig. 3.14.2) before you lower the anchor.
•
Attach a line to the crown or head of the anchor
and the other end to a float.
•
The line should be just long enough to reach
the surface of the water, allowing for tides.
•
A polypropylene line is a good choice because
it is light, strong and floats.
•
If the anchor snags, pull vertically on the trip line
to lift the anchor by the crown.
To Tighten Clutch:
With the anchor in the stowed position, tighten the
windlass clutch by inserting the emergency handle into
the clutch nut (See Fig. 3.16.1) and turn clockwise.
! WARNING
Keep hands, feet, hair and loose clothing clear of
moving parts. Entanglement may cause severe bodily
injury (i.e. loss of fingers or toes).
A. To Operate From the Helm:
G. A Final Word
•
An anchored boat is affected by wind and sea
conditions. Because there is no headway, there is
no control. Be alert! If leaving the boat, be sure the
anchor will hold under all circumstances.
Make sure that the safety lanyard (Fig. 3.15.1) is
removed from the anchor chain.
•
Turn the WINDLASS MAIN rocker switch ON.
•
Push the toggle switch (located beside the
rocker switch on the control station switch panel)
UP to raise the anchor. To lower the anchor, push
the toggle switch DOWN.
We suggest you read this section on anchoring
again and fully understand rode and scope and their
affect on anchor performance.
3.14
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
B. To Operate From the Bow:
•
•
Make sure that the safety lanyard (See Fig.
3.15.1) is removed from the anchor chain.
Lift protective cap on foot switches and depress
UP or DOWN switch for the desired result.
C. To Operate Manually:
•
•
•
Note: Use the fresh water washdown spigot in the
starboard bow locker to hose down the chain in the
locker after haul-in.
REFER TO WINDLASS OPERATOR’S MANUAL
IN YOUR OWNER’S PACKAGE FOR DETAILED
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
Windlass (Maintenance Profile)
(Fig. 3.15.1)
Make sure that the safety lanyard (See Fig.
3.15.1) is removed from the anchor chain.
Insert the emergency handle into the clutch nut
(See Fig. 3.16.1)
Emergency handle
Clutch nut
Turn handle clockwise to retrieve anchor.
Drum
D. Maintenance:
•
Upper cone
Periodically check the motor and control box
electrical connections, remove any residue and
cover the connections with a small coating of
grease.
It is recommended at least once a year to
disassemble the windlass and remove any residue
build-up.
Chain pulley
Lower cone
! DANGER
Make sure that the power is off before any work is
performed on the windlass.
•
Using the emergency handle, unscrew the clutch
nut by turning the handle counterclockwise.
•
Remove the drum, upper cone, chain wheel and
lower cone.
•
Wash down with fresh water and remove any
residue.
•
Coat contact surfaces with a light film of
lubricant.
•
Reassemble the unit and tighten clutch nut by
turning the handle clockwise.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
3.15
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
1. Bilge
A. Fuel and Oil Spillage
Regulations prohibit discharging fuel or oily waste
in navigable waters. Discharge is defined as any
action which causes a film, sheen or discoloration
on the water surface, or causes a sludge or
emulsion beneath the water surface. A common
violation is bilge discharge. Use rags or sponges
to soak up fuel or oily waste, then dispose of them
properly ashore. If there is much fuel or oil in the
bilge, contact a knowledgeable marine service to
remove it. Never pump contaminated bilge water
overboard.
Fill fuel tank to less than rated capacity. Allow for
fuel expansion.
B. Drain Plug
! DANGER
Install and tighten drain plug before launching boat.
Boat will sink if drain plug is not in place and tight.
pump switch so that the switch light comes ON.
Make sure the pump is working by opening the
engine compartment, listening to hear the pump
running and checking to see that liquid is being
pumped out from the bilge pump through hull
discharge.
! WARNING
SINKING HAZARD- Ensure the bilge pumps are
operating properly.
! WARNING
Do not allow obstructions to interfere with the Bilge
Blower or Ventilation Intake operation. Engine(s)
performance may be adversely affected.
! CAUTION
Run bilge pumps in the manual position only as long
as necessary to remove water. Running bilge pumps
dry can damage the pump motor.
Typical Bilge Pump and Float Switch
(Fig. 4.1.2)
BILGE PUMP
The bottom of the engine compartment is called
the “bilge”. It is the lowest and inner part of the hull.
Water and other liquids will collect there.
After removing your boat from the water, remove
the drain plug to drain the bilge.
Drain Plug
(Fig. 4.1.1)
LOCK TAB
FLOAT SWITCH
GARBOARD
DRAIN
TRANSOM HULL
See your Specific Information Manual for
location and quantity of the Bilge Pump(s) and
Switch(es).
URETHANE
CAULK
DRAIN PLUG
C. Bilge Pump(s)
At least one bilge pump and float switch are
located in the bottom of the bilge. The bilge
pump can be manually activated from the
switch located on the Switch Panel at the helm.
Before starting the engine, push up on the bilge
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Knob to manually test
float switch and pump
Except for checking the operation of the bilge pump
by using the ON position, leave the switch in the
OFF (AUTO) position. In the OFF (AUTO) position,
when the bilge liquid is deep enough to activate the
float switch, the bilge pump turns on and pumps
out the bilge liquid until the float switch drops and
shuts off the pump.
4.1
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
If the liquid level in the bilge is higher than
normal and the bilge pump empties the bilge
when you use the ON switch, either the breaker
for the automatic bilge pump circuit has blown
or the float switch is not operating properly.
Have it checked immediately. If the ON switch
does not operate the pump, DO NOT use the boat
until the problem has been corrected.
Both the automatic and manual bilge pump circuits
are protected by a breaker on the main DC breaker
panel.
1. Maintenance
Frequently inspect the area under the float switch
to ensure it is free from debris and gummy bilge
oil. To clean, soak in heavy duty bilge cleaner
for 10 minutes, agitating several times. Check
for unrestricted operation of the float. Repeat the
cleaning procedure if necessary.
D. Bilge Blower
To prevent buildup of gasoline fumes to the explosive
level in the engine compartment, the bilge blower
must be run for at least four (4) minutes before
starting the engine and kept running at all times
when the engine is running to ensure that there
will be adequate ventilation when you are moving
slowly.
! WARNING
Do not allow obstructions to interfere with bilge blower
or ventilation intake operation. Engine performance
may be adversely affected.
Bilge Blower
(Fig. 4.2.1)
Inspect the bilge pump intake and keep it free
of dirt or material which may impede the flow
of water through the pump. To clean the pump
strainer, depress the lock tabs on both sides of the
pump and lift the pump motor.
2. Troubleshooting:
The bilge blower is protected by a breaker on the
main DC breaker panel.
If water does not come out of discharge hose:
1. Check the “BILGE PUMP” breaker on main
DC Breaker Panel (see Specific Information
Manual) to ensure it has not been tripped.
2. Remove the motor module to see if the impeller
rotates with the power on.
3. Remove any debris that may have accumulated
in the nozzle section or strainer base.
4. Check hose and connection on hull side for
debris and proper connections.
4.2
! WARNING
Explosion/Fire Hazard – Run blower at least
four (4) minutes before starting engine or generator. Check bilge and engine compartment for fumes.
2. Engines
The engines are the heart of your Sea Ray Sport
Yacht. Proper attention to and maintenance of your
engines will assure you of many hours of pleasurable,
safe boating and will prevent unnecessary engine
problems. You must, therefore, become thoroughly
familiar with all aspects of the engine’s proper
operation outlined in the Engine Operator’s Manual.
A general maintenance program consists of proper
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Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
lubrication, cleaning of fuel filters, fuel lines and
air filters. When washing down, or at any other
time, take care that water does not enter the
air inlets. Water entering the air inlets when the
engines are not operating may go directly into the
cylinders, resulting in rust and possibly internal
engine damage.
The engines and their components are warranted
directly by the engine manufacturer, not by Sea
Ray®.
Sea Ray strongly urges you to fully comply with the
manual provided by the engine manufacturer. Follow
the recommended maintenance and warranty
schedule in your Engine Operator’s Manual included
in the owner’s package. Engine abuse or improper
maintenance may adversely affect the claims made
under the independent warranty provided by the
engine manufacturer.
®
Inboard V-Drive
(Fig. 4.3.1)
d
C
B
Zeus Pod Drive System
(Fig. 4.3.3)
C
B
A
d
F
e
A dRIVE uNIT
B Drive Shaft
D Trim Tab
C Engine
F Skeg
E Counter-Rotating Props
3. Engine Mounts
The adjustable type engine mounts permit
adjustment sideways as well as vertically. Vertical
adjustment nuts lock up or down on the threaded
vertical stud, with a slot provided to allow side to
side adjustment on the engine.
Important: The large adjustment locknuts
on these mounts must be tightened properly
to retain alignment. It is also advisable to spray
a protective coating on the studs and nuts to
prevent corrosion.
A
H
F
G
e
A Rudder stuffing box
B Engine
e shaft log & strong seal
C transmission
g propeller
D Shaft Coupling
h rudder
Inboard
(Fig. 4.3.2)
C
B
Engine Mount
(Fig. 4.3.4)
TORQUE ESNA Nuts
50 FT. LBS.
f Shaft
D
E
STRINGER
A
Plastic cap
w/ urethane
Caulk
h
g
f
A Rudder stuffing box
B Spare shaft seal
e engine
C shaft coupling
g propeller
D transmission
h rudder
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f shaft log & strong seal
4.3
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
4. Marine Gears
A. Reduction Gears
Engine Exhaust
(Standard Gas)
(Fig. 4.4.1)
A reduction gear reduces the rotating speed of
the propeller shaft in relation to the engine RPM.
This permits the use of a larger propeller while
allowing the engine to attain its rated RPM, thereby
increasing efficiency.
FWD
A
A
B. Reverse Gears
The reverse gear incorporates the clutch and controls
the rotation of the propeller. The position of the
clutch control or shifting lever indicates the motion
which the clutch and reverse gear are transmitting.
The center position of the lever indicates neutral.
Engine RPM should never exceed 1000 when
engaging or disengaging the clutch. Higher RPM
will result in unnecessary wear and shortened
life of the unit, and perhaps breakage.
Marine reverse gears are hydraulically operated,
thereby making it imperative to periodically maintain
and check oil level. If the correct oil level is not
maintained, slippage occurs, causing damage to the
clutch plates. Too much oil will cause foaming and
erratic clutch operation. For additional information
see the Engine Operator’s Manual.
B
A Port engine exhaust
B Muffler
typical engine exhaust shown
6. Engine Exhaust System (Diesel
Option)
Engine Exhaust
(Diesel Option)
(Fig. 4.4.2)
FWD
A
B
5. Engine Exhaust System (Gas)
The exhaust system on Sea Ray® boats with inboard
engines is designed so that water from the raw
water cooling system enters the exhaust system
through elbows (engine side) where water and
exhaust are mixed. Water and exhaust are then
pumped through the mufflers and then overboard
through the exhaust outlet. Make sure water is
flowing from the exhaust outlets while the engines
are operating. Prior to every boat use, examine the
exhaust system fittings to ensure tightness.
C
A Port engine exhaust
B Exhaust bypass
C Muffler
typical engine exhaust shown
A drain plug is located on each bypass muffler.
When servicing or winterizing, remove the plug to
drain the water out of each muffler. Replace the plug
after all water has drained from the muffler.
4.4
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
7. Engine Removal
Should the removal of an engine become necessary,
see your Sea Ray® dealer or an authorized service
representative of the engine manufacturer. The
following is only a generalized procedure to follow.
! WARNING
Hose clamps must be tight at all times to avoid exhaust
leaks.
Shut off the fuel lines and close the engine
seacocks. Remove all electrical wires, fuel lines and
raw water intake hoses from the engine. Unbolt the
engine coupling from the shaft coupling and slide
the shaft and coupling back from the engine. Detach
both throttle and shift connections. Cap off hoses
to avoid hydraulic fluid loss. Do not bend or twist
the hoses, as damage may result. Remove the
mounting bolts for the engine and lift the engine out,
leaving the mounts bolted to the stringer caps.
To reinstall, reverse the above procedure. Check
the coupling and shaft alignments, as well as water
hoses and wiring connections. Also check for fuel
and exhaust leaks and make sure seacocks are
open before starting engines.
8. Vibration and Causes
Some vibration is to be expected in your boat because
of the action of the engines and the propeller. But
excessive vibration indicates conditions which
must be promptly corrected to avoid damage. The
following are some conditions which may cause
vibrations.
A. Foreign Object Interfering With
Propeller Action
Weeds, ropes, fishing lines, nets or your own trailing
lines can become wrapped around the propeller
and/or shaft, causing vibration and loss of speed.
Always stop the boat, make sure it is clear to the
rear, and then reverse the propeller after going
through a weedy area to unwrap and clear away
any weeds which may have accumulated. Although
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
reversing will sometimes help to unwrap lines and
nets, they are difficult to remove without hauling
the boat.
Always check for loose or trailing dock lines before
getting underway. When towing a dinghy, remember
that a long line may easily become entangled with
the propeller when backing down.
B. Bent Propeller and/or Shaft
A badly damaged or distorted propeller or shaft is an
obvious cause of vibration. Even when the propeller
appears to be perfect, make sure it has not been
pulled off-center by the propeller key.
C. Engine and Shaft Out of Alignment
Although the shaft is properly aligned when it leaves
the factory, after transit and after the boat has been
in the water a few days, the alignment should be
rechecked. The shaft coupling is the connecting
point between the shaft and the engine and the
alignment should be set at .005 or less. Refer to
SHAFTS (pg. 4.9) in this section of this Owner’s
Manual.
D. Coupling Out of True
Although an extremely unlikely condition, check
the couplings if other efforts to correct the vibration
fail. Check the engine half of the coupling (with dial
indicator on the face) to see that it runs true with the
shaft coupling. Also check the coupling keys. They
must fit correctly to prevent forcing the couplings
off center.
E. Engine Part Hitting Boat Structure
Engines are flexibly mounted to reduce transmission
of vibration to the hull structure. If some part of
the engine, such as the oil pan, reverse gear or
reduction gear housing, contacts a stringer, brace
or part of the hull, vibration will result. The flexible
shaft log allows a limited side motion of the shaft,
but an excessive “whip” can cause the shaft to
strike the sides of the shaft hole or the shaft log
with resultant vibration.
4.5
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
F. Other Possible Causes
Basic Propeller Characteristics
Other causes of vibration include the following:
engine out of tune, a bent rudder, a worn strut
bearing, a component of the exhaust system
vibrating against the hull or improper contact
between shaft taper and the propeller hub bore.
Propellers have two basic characteristics:
9. Fresh Water Cooling System
The fresh water cooling system is a closed system
which helps protect engines from internal corrosion
and provides more even distribution of engine
temperature. Change the coolant annually.
• Diameter
• Pitch
Diameter is that distance measured across the
propeller hub line from the outer edge of the 360°
that is made by the propeller’s blade during a single
rotation. Pitch is that distance in inches that a
propeller will travel if rotated one revolution without
any slippage.
Propeller Pitch and Diameter
(Fig. 4.6.1)
Coolant Recommendations:
The standard mixture of water and coolant is a
mixture of 30% environmentally safe, non-toxic
antifreeze and 70% water, which protects to 0°F
(-18°C). This will allow the coolant to expand
properly and maintain normal operating engine
temperature. In colder climates, the coolant level
should be increased to 50/50, which protects to
-34°F (-37°C), for proper coverage. To find engine
coolant requirements for the specific engine on
your yacht, refer to your Engine Owner’s Manual
in the Owner’s Manual Package.
Pitch
Diameter
For example, a propeller with a 12-inch pitch, when
rotated 360° would, theoretically, advance 12 inches
through the water. Actually, no propeller applied to
any boat is 100% efficient. No 12-inch pitch blade
will, in a single rotation, advance a boat 12 inches.
This variance is referred to as slippage.
Ventilation, its’ Causes and Corrections
10. Underwater Gear
A. Propellers
Propellers should be free of nicks, excessive
pitting and any distortions that alter them from their
original design. Badly damaged propellers should
be replaced, but those that are chipped, bent or
merely knocked out of shape can be reconditioned
by your marine dealer.
When doing extensive cruising, it is advisable to
carry extra propellers aboard. Extra propellers can
be stored on the optional propeller mounts in the
engine room.
While often called “cavitation,” ventilation is really
a different effect. At times when a boat enters or
leaves a sharp turn, the propeller seems to slip and
lose thrust and the engine may over-speed. This
problem is normally caused by air or aerated water
entering the propeller. (A damaged propeller can
also cause ventilation.) Ventilation can usually be
corrected by one or more of the following:
Propeller Ventilation
(Fig. 4.6.2)
Optimum Performance
4.6
Ventilation
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
1. Replace the damaged or incorrect propeller
with the recommended one.
2. With stern drives, set the outdrive at a lesser
trim angle (trim the unit downward).
Cavitation, its’ Causes and Corrections
Cavitation is a phenomenon that occurs in all
propeller-driven craft under certain conditions. The
surface of propeller blades are not perfectly flat,
and as water is drawn through the blades to be
discharged aft into the propeller’s slip stream, the
water flowing over the curved surface of the blade
encounters areas of greater and less pressure.
In those areas of reduced pressure, air bubbles are
formed. When they move out of the low pressure
area these bubbles collapse. If they collapse while in
contact with an object, such as part of the propeller
blade or trim plane, the bubbles create such highly
localized forces that they erode the surface of the
object. In the case of the propeller, such damage
is sometimes called a “burn.” It may be caused by
an irregularity in the propeller’s leading edge, and it
should be corrected by reconditioning the propeller
or by replacement.
Cavitation is a normal occurrence in modern sport
boats, and prop inspection should be part of routine
maintenance.
Propeller Torque and its’ Correction
Some of the more powerful motors create a
considerable torque effect; that is, a twisting motion
causing the boat to ride with one sheer lower than
the other. This twisting reaction is caused by the
direction of propeller rotation lifting one side of the
boat. This causes an uneven drag, so that a boat’s
bow may tend to fall off in one direction or the other
from the intended course given by the wheel.
Torque action may occur when maximum or close
to maximum rated horsepower is applied. Any slight
torque may be offset by shifting passenger or gear
weight laterally to the high side of the boat.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Counter-Rotating Propellers
On twin engine yachts, one propeller turns
in a clockwise direction while the other turns
counterclockwise in order to maintain a straight
course through the water.
Counter-Rotating Propellers
(Fig. 4.7.1)
When removing or replacing propellers, be sure to
install the correct propeller on the correct drive.
1. Propeller Selection
IMPORTANT: Installed propeller must allow
engine to operate at its specified maximum
WOT (wide open throttle) RPM. Use an accurate
service tachometer to verify engine operating
RPM.
It is the responsibility of the boat manufacturer and/
or the selling dealer to equip the power package
with the correct propeller.
If full throttle operation is below the recommended
range, the propeller must be changed to prevent
loss of performance and possible engine damage.
On the other hand, operating an engine above the
recommended operating RPM range will cause
higher than normal wear and/or damage.
After initial propeller selection, the following common
problems may require that the propeller be changed
to a lower pitch:
• Warmer weather and greater humidity cause an
RPM loss.
• Operating in a higher elevation causes an RPM
loss.
• Operating with increased load (additional
passengers, additional equipment or gear,
etc.).
Because of the many variables of boat design,
only testing will determine the best propeller for a
particular application.
4.7
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
2.Propeller Installation: V-Drive and
Inboard
distance between the prop and the strut shall
never exceed one (1) shaft diameter.
Propeller Installation
(Fig. 4.8.2)
! WARNING
If engine is started during propeller maintenance,
serious personal injury can occur.
Shut off engine, remove key, shift into neutral, and
put tape over ignition switch key slot.
For proper rotation, the installation of propellers
on inboard engine boats requires the right hand
propeller to be installed on the starboard side and
the left hand propeller to be installed on the port
side. Install in the following manner:
Step 1: Inspect shafts and propellers to ensure the
taper, keyways, keys, prop nut, jam nut and cotter
pin meet specifications. Special attention should
be paid when confirming key fit. Key must fit
snug in prop hub and propeller shaft. Key must
fit flat in bottom of both. If the key radius does
not match keyseat properly, stress risers and
catastrophic failure could occur.
Propeller Installation
(Fig. 4.8.1)
D
C
B
e
• Remove the propeller and insert the key,
rotate the shaft so the key is top dead center.
• Using a clean rag, wipe the bore of the
propeller with a small amount of penetrating
oil.
• Apply a consistent coating of Prussian blue
compound to the surface of the shaft taper. The
application should be consistent and have a wet
film thickness of 2 mils. (similar to a light coat of
polyurethane).
Step 3: Set the propeller on the
shaft and slide it up the taper
with the full nut ensuring that the
propeller hub runs up to the mark.
A
f
g
A Jam nut
e Keyway
B Prop nut
f Cotter pin
C Key
g Propeller
D Shaft
Mark
Shaft
Here
• Inspect propeller(s) to ensure the bore,
diameter and pitch meet specifications for
specific engine installation (diameter and pitch
are stamped on the side of
prop hub).
• Remove the propeller and inspect the
pattern transferred from the shaft to the bore of
the propeller.
• The pattern should be consistent over the
full contact area.
• The pattern will not be complete, but it
should show a consistent transfer over at least
80 percent of the contact area.
• If the propeller bore shows an area, with little
or no transfer, remove the key from the shaft and
apply some lapping compound to the shaft.
Step 2: Dry fit the propeller on
the taper without the key and
mark the position on the shaft
with a permanent marker. The
4.8
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
Step 4: Set the propeller on the
taper with the nut set loosely.
Rotate the propeller in 60 - 90
degree increments first clockwise,
then counterclockwise.
• The propeller will begin
to bind as the compound is worked out from
between the shaft and propeller. At this stage,
clean the shaft taper and propeller bore and
repeat the above steps until a transfer showing
80 percent contact is made.
Step 5: Final Installation - apply a light coat of Never
Seize® to the shaft taper.
• Set the propeller on the shaft with the key
ensuring that the propeller is in full contact and
in the proper position on the taper.
• If the propeller is not fitted with a Propsmith®
or equivalent, the propeller nut should be used
to drive the propeller up the taper.
• Document right hand and left hand prop
make/ model installation on the Maintenance
Log (Section 8, page 8.14).
Step 6: Install the small propeller
nut. Use the slugging wrench
making small, but numerous hits
on the wrench until the propeller
is driven up the taper one quarter
(1/4) turn after the nut contacts
the propeller.
Step 7: Remove the slugger wrench, install the
larger nut and tighten one sixth (1/6) turn after nut
contacts the small propeller nut, using the slugger
wrench and mallet.
• Install the cotter pin and
bend each side 180°.
NOTE: Do not use the propeller blades as stops by
wedging blocks of wood between the blade and the
hull of the boat.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
NOTE: The propeller hub may be heated to ease
the removal process using a non-oxidizing gas such
as propane. The hub should not be heated beyond
approximately 150 degrees F.
NOTICE
If the jam nut and prop nut are installed properly,
the propeller should not loosen. If you tighten both
nuts holding only the propeller blade, the nuts could
possibly thread back on the shaft to the cotter pin. It
is important that the above procedure be followed.
Shaft
Thread
Prop
Torque
Diameter
Size
Nut
Ft. Lbs.
Jam Nut
Torque
Ft. Lbs.
1"
3/4"
Bronze
100-125
100
1 1/4"
7/8"
Bronze
150-175
100
1 1/2"
1 1/8"
Bronze
250-275
100
1 3/4"
1 1/4"
Bronze
275-300
100
2"
1 1/2"
Bronze
325-350
100
2 1/2"
1 3/4"
Bronze
400-425
100
3. Propeller Installation: Zeus Drive
Propeller Parts (Zeus Drive)
(Fig. 4.9.1)
Rear
propeller
REAR
propeller
Nut
REAR
Thrust hub
Front
Propeller
FRONT
Propeller
Nut
Front
Thrust hub
Propeller
shaft
1. Liberally coat the propeller shaft spline with one
of the following Quicksilver lubricants.
NOTE: Anti‑corrosion grease is for saltwater
applications only.
2. Slide the front thrust hub onto the propeller shaft
with the tapered side toward the propeller hub.
3. Align the splines and place the front propeller on
the propeller shaft. The propeller must fit freely
on the propeller shaft splines.
4. Install the front propeller nut.
5. Place a block of wood between the trim tab and
the propeller.
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Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
6. Torque the front propeller nut (100 lb. ft.) using
the propeller nut tool.
7. Check the propeller for rotation. The propeller
must not contact the lower drive housing.
8. Slide the rear thrust hub onto the propeller shaft
with the tapered side toward the propeller hub.
9. Align the splines and place the rear propeller on
the propeller shaft. The propeller must fit freely
on the propeller shaft splines.
10. Install the rear propeller nut.
11. Place a block of wood between the trim tab and
the propeller.
12. Torque the rear propeller nut (60 lb. ft.).
B. Shafts
The shaft coupling is the connecting point between
the shaft and the transmission/engine (Fig. 4.10.1).
The alignment should be set at a maximum of .005"
(0.13 mm). A slight misalignment will cause loss
of power, excessive wear, noise and vibration and
should not be tolerated. When checking for parallel
coupling faces (the proof of proper alignment), use
a feeler gauge not more than .003 to .005 of an inch
thick (0.08 – 0.13 mm).
With coupling faces brought together by hand – not
bolted – the feeler gauge should be tightly gripped
at all points around the edges of the couplings.
Next, hold the engine coupling flange stationary
and rotate the shaft coupling flange 90 degrees
in either direction. The feeler gauge should still be
tightly gripped at all points around the edges of the
couplings.
Shaft Log & Strong Seal™
The shaft log is a fiberglass tube which provides
an opening through the bottom of the boat for the
propeller shaft (Fig. 4.11.1). The Strong Seal™
is connected to it by a short length of special
flexible hose which serves to absorb normal shaft
vibration. The Strong Seal™ prevents water from
leaking around the shaft and into the boat, and
should be inspected routinely. Shaft alignment
and straightness must be correct to assure proper
operation of the Strong Seal™. Refer to the Strong
Seal™ information for the seal carrier kit in the
4.10
Shaft Misalignment
(Fig. 4.10.1)
TRANSMISSION
SHAFT
SHAFT
COUPLING
Max .005”
Owner’s Manual Package.
C. Carrier Seal Kit
Sea Ray Sport Yachts are equipped with spare
Carrier Seal Kit
(Fig. 4.10.2)
A
C
B
D
e
A Shaft log & strong seal
D Shaft coupling
B Seal housing
e Propeller shaft
C Carrier seal
carrier seals located on the port and starboard
engine shafts. Seal failure can be corrected by
replacing the seal with the spare seals provided.
To Replace the Carrier Seal:
1. Clean any accumulated dirt and scale from
the exposed shaft. MAKE SURE THERE ARE
NO SHARP EDGES OR BURRS ON THE
SHAFT.
2. Separate the two halves of the Carrier Seal Kit
housing by removing the screws. If there are
two lip seals in the carrier kit, move the forward
most one forward on the shaft until out of the
way.
3. Remove the retaining ring from the Strong
Seal™ using a small screwdriver (for a spiral
ring) or snap-ring pliers (for a snap ring). Work
the retaining ring around the new lip seal and
move the ring forward out of the way.
4. Reassemble the empty Carrier Seal Kit housing
onto the shaft just forward of the new lip seal
with the small diameter facing aft. Leave the
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Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
Shaft Log & Strong Seal™ Assembly
(Fig. 4.11.1)
h
D
A
B
C
i
D
B
A
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
A Hull
f
g
h
i
g Strong seal™
B Shaft log tube
D Hose clamps
e Flexible tube
C Shaft
f Stainless steel bands
screws loose enough that the housing can
move along the shaft. The Carrier Seal Kit
housing is now ready to be used as a lip seal
installation tool.
Push needle-nose pliers or a hook into the
exposed body of the lip seal and pull it out of
the Strong Seal™ housing. Cut the old seal off
the shaft with wire cutters. BE CAREFUL NOT
TO SCRATCH THE SHAFT.
Inspect and clean the inside of the Strong
Seal™ housing and the newly exposed area
of the shaft that was under the old lip seal.
Push the new lip seal and installation tool aft
until the lip seal contacts the Strong Seal™
housing. Using a rubber mallet, tap the face of
the installation tool until the lip seal is seated
within the Strong Seal™ housing. You will know
the lip seal is fully seated when the retaining
ring groove is exposed.
Remove the Carrier Seal Kit housing from the
shaft. Reinstall the retaining ring into its groove
in the Strong Seal™ housing.
If the Carrier Seal Kit came with two lip seals,
position the remaining lip seal back onto a
convenient location on the shaft at least 2"
forward of the Strong Seal™. Reassemble the
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
D
e
h Water injection fittings
i Spare seal & carrier kit
Carrier Seal Kit housing around the lip seal with
the smaller diameter facing forward. Tighten the
screws and make sure the assembly is firmly
secured on the shaft.
NOTE: As the Carrier Seal Kit is turning with the
shaft and the Strong Seal™ is not, it is important
that the two do not touch.
D. Strut
Strut
(Fig. 4.11.2)
Shaft log
Strut
Bearing
Propeller shaft
The strut is the bronze casting fastened to the
bottom of the hull to support and form a bearing for
the propeller shaft. A replaceable rubber bearing
is inserted to minimize wear and protect the shaft
where it passes through the strut hub. During lay up
periods, squirt castor oil into this bearing to keep it
from freezing to the shaft. Never use machine oil
or grease on rubber bearing. Periodically check
all strut fastenings to assure that they are secure.
4.11
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
11. Rudder & Rudder Stuffing Box
The rudder is the vertical flat surface aft of the
propeller that pivots about a vertical axis and
changes the direction of the boat through the water.
The rudder stuffing box prevents water from leaking
into the boat where the rudder post enters the hull.
Spot check for leaks before and after using your
boat.
Seacock & Strainer Installation (typical)
(Fig. 4.12.2)
STRAINER
STRINGER
STRAINER
SCREEN
Rudder & Rudder Stuffing Box
(Fig. 4.12.1)
SEACOCK
HANDLE
(Open position)
SEACOCK
BILGE
FLOOR
C
SEA WATER
INTAKE
D
B
! CAUTION
A Rudder
e
B Jam nut
C Stuffing box
As a safety measure, close all seacocks when
leaving boat for any length of time to impede water
ingress in the event of water hose failure.
D Rudder post
e Hull
A
Seacock &
Strainer
(Fig. 4.12.3)
WING NUT
O-RING
12. Seacocks & Strainers
SCREEN
Seacocks and strainers, located in the bilge area,
provide cooling water to the optional generator and
the A/C unit.
To open the seacock, turn the handle in line with
water flow (vertically). To close, turn the handle
against water flow (horizontally). The strainers
should be inspected frequently and cleaned out
when plugged. If operation of the air conditioning is
excessive it is important that the A/C unit strainer is
inspected more frequently than other strainers.
STRAINER
HANDLE
SEACOCK
The seacock body should be inspected and
lubricated annually.
NOTICE
While being towed, you must close all main engine
and generator engine seacocks to prevent water from
being forced into the engine’s exhaust and causing
internal damage.
4.12
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
To Clean the Strainer
1. Close the seacock by turning the handle against
water flow (horizontally).
NOTE: Some seacocks are equipped with
locking tee handles which must be loosened
before operating the handle.
2. Loosen wing nuts on top of strainer.
4. Rotate strainer cap clear of strainer housing.
Strainer Maintenance
(Fig. 4.13.3)
Strainer Maintenance
(Fig. 4.13.1)
5. Remove and wash stainless steel screen.
Strainer Maintenance
(Fig. 4.13.4)
3. Release wing nut from slot in strainer cap by pulling forward.
Strainer Maintenance
(Fig. 4.13.2)
6. Replace the screen, rotate cap into position
on the housing, engage wing nut into slot and
tighten both wing nuts.
7. Open the seacock by turning the handle with water flow (vertically) and check for leaks.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
4.13
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
13. Hydraulic Power Steering
Control
The hydraulic power steering ram ensures identical
positioning of the port and starboard rudders. Check
that rudder arms are tight and free of play. Ensure
that fluid reservoir is up to level and filter is clean.
The fluid reservoir and filter are located in the engine
room along with the optional auto pilot pump. Sea
Ray ® recommends Sea Star hydraulic steering fluid
or Dextron 3 auto transmission fluid for the power
steering system.
The hydraulic power steering system uses the boat's
engines to provide the "power" for the steering
system, via a mechanically driven hydraulic pump.
A manual hydraulic steering system, consisting of a
helm and a hydraulic cylinder (fitted with an integral
servo cylinder and a power steering valve), supplies
the "control" portion of the steering system.
Under normal conditions, with engines running, a
hydraulic oil supply is in a standby mode, ready to
be directed to the steering cylinder as dictated by the
steering wheel, servo cylinder and power steering
valve. Turning the steering wheel left or right makes
the system go from "standby" into "operating" mode
and move the steering cylinder accordingly.
In the event of a power source failure, hydraulic oil
from the steering helm is automatically diverted
into the servo and steering cylinder, providing the
helmsman with manual backup steering. 
An engine room mounted oil reservoir allows easy fill
and assists the in-line cooler in cooling the hydraulic
oil. An in-line oil filter helps to protect the steering
system components against contaminants.
REFER TO OWNER'S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
Hydraulic Power Steering Control
(Fig. 4.14.1)
d
A
A
b
c
A Auto pilot rudder reference unit
B Steering ram
C Port rudder post
d Smartcraft rudder indicator (Optional)
4.14
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 5 • Fuel System
1. Gas Fuel System
A. Electric Fuel Valve
Section 3 - Using Your Boat contains important
fueling information. Take time to read all the fuel
related information in both the General Information
Manual and the Specific Information Manual for
your boat.
The electric fuel valve is wired to the ignition
switch. When the ignition is turned ON the valve
opens, when the ignition is turned OFF the valve
closes. The manual override knob on the side of
the valve should be left in the NORMAL position
at all times.
The typical gasoline fuel system consists of two fuel
tanks, fuel tank vents, electric fuel valves, engine
fuel supply lines, optional generator fuel supply line,
and fuel fills.
In the event of an electrical malfunction, the valve
can be opened and closed manually by turning the
manual override knob.
The electric fuel valve is installed in-line on the fuel
hose between the fuel tank and the engine. If your
boat is equipped with an optional generator, an
additional electric fuel valve will be installed on the
fuel hose between the fuel tank and the generator
fuel filter.
The fuel tank thru hull vents serve as a pressure/
vacuum release and safety overflow. Periodically
check the vent to ensure that it is not clogged.
The fuel pickup at the fuel tank has an electric fuel
valve to prevent fuel from siphoning out in the event
of fuel line failure.
B. Fuel Vent
! CAUTION
Sea Ray® Sport Yachts are equipped with a fuel
tank vent for each tank which serves as a pressure/
vacuum release and safety overflow. The thru-hull
fitting (diesel option) has a flame arrester, making
Never start an engine until you are certain that fuel
fumes are not present in the engine compartment
or elsewhere in the boat.
Typical Gasoline Fuel System
(Fig. 5.1.1)
Fuel Vent
Hoses
Fuel fill
Hoses
Fuel tank
Electric
Fuel valves
Generator
Fuel Valve &
Filter (Opt)
Generator
fuel feed
(Opt)
Port
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Starboard
Engine fuel
feed
5.1
Section 5 • Fuel System
Typical Diesel Fuel System
(Fig. 5.2.1)
Fuel vent
hose
Port engine
fuel Filter
Fuel fill
hose
Thru-hull fuel
tank vent with
flame arrester
(diesel only)
STBD engine
fuel Filter
Port fuel
tank
Generator
fuel Return
Fuel vent
hose
Starboard
Stbd fuel
tank
Port
Fuel fill
hose
STBD Engine
fuel feed
Port engine
fuel feed
Port engine
fuel Return
it imperative that you keep the screen clean and in
excellent repair. Replace the screen immediately if it
becomes damaged or displaced. Periodically check
the vents to assure that they are not clogged.
2. Diesel Fuel System
The typical diesel fuel system consists of fuel tanks,
fuel tank vents, engine fuel supply and return lines,
optional generator fuel supply and return lines, fuel
filters and fuel fills.
A. Fuel Filter (Diesel)
Primary and secondary fuel filters are located on
your Sea Ray® to help keep the fuel as clean as
possible. The primary fuel filter is the Racor ®
water separating fuel filter installed in the engine
compartment (Fig. 5.2.1). The secondary fuel filter
is located on the engine and should be replaced in
accordance with the Engine Owner’s Manual.
NOTE: Use of any methanol, gasohol or alcohol
based fuel additive will damage the fuel filter.
5.2
Generator
Fuel Filter
STBD engine
fuel Return
REFER TO THE ENGINE OPERATOR’S MANUAL
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.
B. Fuel Filter Maintenance (Diesel)
A major cause of poor starting or power loss is the
result of a clogged filter element or a fuel system
air leak. Check that the filter lid and drain plug are
properly tightened.
Inspect or drain the collection bowl of water daily.
1. To Drain Water:
1. Shut down the engine.
2. Loosen the T handle on the top lid to break the
vacuum within the filter (Fig. 5.3.1).
3. With a suitable collection container in place,
remove the drain plug and allow water and
contaminants to drain. (Fig. 5.3.2).
4. Replace the drain plug and, if necessary, prime
the filter by removing the lid (Fig. 5.3.3) and
filling the filter with clean fuel.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 5 • Fuel System
Racor® Fuel Filter Maintenance
(Fig. 5.3.1)
(Fig. 5.3.2)
(Fig. 5.3.3)
Lid
Lid
T -Handle
Rubber Lid Seal
Filter element
Turbine
DRAIN PLUG
See-Thru Bowl
Heat
Deflector
5. Replace the lid and tighten the lid T handle by
hand only. Do not overtighten.
Replace the filter element at regular intervals or if
a power loss is detected.
It is recommended that spare filter elements be carried
aboard as contaminated fuel can easily plug a filter.
REFER TO THE ENGINE OPERATOR’S MANUAL
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.
2. To Replace the Filter:
1. Shut down the engine.
2. Remove the lid .
3. Remove the old rubber lid seal and dispose of
the old seal properly.
4. Apply a coating of clean fuel or motor oil to the
rubber lid seal supplied with the new element.
5. Place the new seal in position on the lid.
6. Remove the filter element by holding the
molded handle and slowly pulling upward with
a twisting motion.
7. Insert the new filter element with a slow
downward twisting motion.
8. Fill the filter with clean fuel, then replace the lid.
Tighten the lid T handle by hand only. Do not
overtighten.
9. Start the engine and check for any leaks.
10. Correct any leaks with the engine shut down.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
3. Fueling Precautions
Certain precautions must be carefully and completely
observed every time a boat is fueled, even with
diesel fuel. Diesel fuel is nonexplosive but it will
burn.
A. Static Electricity and the Fuel System
There is a danger that static electricity can ignite
gasoline vapors that have not been ventilated outside
an enclosed area. Use extreme caution when fueling
your boat from a source outside the regular venues,
(e.g. marinas, fuel service stations.)
Your boat has safety features that can be
circumvented by not adhering to standard fueling
practices. Your boat’s bonding system protects it
from creating and discharging static electricity.
5.3
Section 5 • Fuel System
Your boat must be in contact with the water or a land
based grounding system. Here are some helpful
suggestions to keep you safe from static electricity
while refueling your boat.
•
•
•
•
NEVER fuel your boat in unsafe conditions such
as: suspended on a sling or in a situation that
increases the likelihood of static discharge.
NEVER use homemade containers to fill your
fuel tank.
Fuel carried on board outside of a fixed fuel
system should be stored in an approved
container or in a portable tank such as provided
for outboard engines and be stowed safely
outside of the engine or living compartments.
Shutdown the engine, motors and fans prior to
taking on fuel. Any ignition sources should be
extinguished before filling the fuel tank.
•
Know your fuel capacity and consumption.
Record the amount of fuel used since your last
fill up, and compute the engine’s hourly fuel
usage. As a fuel gauge backup check, deduct
the average hourly fuel usage from fuel tank
capacity.
•
Observe the “Rule of Thirds”: one-third fuel for
trip out, one-third for return and one-third for
reserve.
•
Allow an additional 15 percent fuel reserve when
operating in rough seas.
C. Before and During Fueling
Checklist:
•
Fire extinguisher – close at hand.
•
Mooring – boat tied securely to fueling pier.
•
Crew – at least one knowledgeable person
present.
•
Close all ports, windows, doors, and hatches.
•
Fueling should never be done at night except in
well-lighted areas.
•
Passengers – unnecessary people off the
boat.
•
Always keep the fuel nozzle in contact with the
fuel fill plate or the edge of the fuel tank opening
throughout the filling process.
•
Engines – stopped.
•
Electrical equipment, including blowers – power
off.
•
Windows, doors, hatches – closed.
•
Smoking material – extinguished.
•
Inboard tanks – grounded.
•
Allow areas where gasoline vapors could collect
to be ventilated before starting the engine(s).
•
Wipe any spillage completely and dispose of
rags or waste on shore.
•
Secure the fill cap tightly.
•
Filler pipe – marked GAS or DIESEL.
•
Fuel tank should never be filled to capacity. Allow
for fuel expansion.
•
Fuel nozzle – in contact with filler pipe to prevent
static sparks.
•
Portable tanks should only be filled while on the
ground; never on board the boat.
•
Fill level – fill less than rated capacity of tank;
allow for fuel expansion.
•
Trim – fuel weight distributed equally.
B. General:
•
Check fill plate label to ensure fuel is placed
only in fuel tank. Fuel fill plates are typically
located on the port and starboard mid or aft
deck areas.
•
Avoid spills.
5.4
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 5 • Fuel System
D. After Fueling Checklist:
•
Windows, doors, hatches – open.
•
Sniff test – if fuel fumes remain, operate blowers
until fumes are gone.
•
Fuel tank – secure filler cap.
•
Spills – wipe; dispose of rags ashore.
4. Fuel Recommendations
! CAUTION
Never start an engine until you are certain that fuel
fumes are not present in the engine compartment
or elsewhere in the boat.
The quality of the fuel is very important for satisfactory
engine performance and long engine life. Care
should be taken to select fuels having the octane
rating recommended for the engine, as indicated
in the owner's manual, for proper operation. Fuel
should be clean and free of contamination. Your fuel
tanks should be kept full of fuel whenever possible.
This will reduce the amount of water condensation
and reduce the possibility of contamination.
NOTICE
GASOLINE RECOMMENDATIONS
Minimum octane rating of 87 AKI.
The use of improper gasoline or additives can damage
your fuel system and is considered misuse of the
system. Damage caused by improper gasoline or
additives WILL NOT be covered under warranty.
Ethanol-Blended Fuels
Ethanol is an oxygenated hydrocarbon compound
that has a high octane rating and therefore is useful in
increasing the octane level of unleaded gasoline.
such as tanks and lines, if they are not made from
acceptable ethanol compatible materials. This can
lead to operational problems or safety issues such as
clogged filters, leaks or engine damage.
Your boat was manufactured, and shipped from the
factory, with ethanol-compatible materials. Before
introducing gasoline with ethanol into your fuel tank,
ask your dealer if any components have been added
or replaced that are not recommended by Sea Ray®,
Mercury or may not be ethanol-compatible.
Filling the tank
It is best to maintain a full tank of fuel when the
engine is not in use. This will reduce air flow in and
out of the tank due to changes in temperature as
well as limiting exposure of the ethanol in the fuel
to humidity and condensation.
Phase Separation
Humidity and condensation create water in your
fuel tank which can adversely effect the ethanol
blended fuel. A condition called phase separation
can occur if water is drawn into the fuel beyond the
saturation point. The presence of water in the fuel
beyond the saturation level will cause most of the
ethanol in the fuel to separate from the bulk fuel and
drop to the bottom of the tank, significantly reducing
the level of ethanol in the fuel mixture in the upper
level (phase). If the lower level (phase), consisting of
water and ethanol, is deep enough to reach the fuel
inlet it could be pumped directly to the engine(s) and
cause significant problems. Engine problems can
also result from the reduced ethanol/fuel mixture
left in the upper phase of the tank.
Example of Phase Separation
(Fig. 5.5.1)
Upper phase
Condensation
(water+fuel+ethanol)
The fuel-system components of your Mercury engine(s)
have been tested to perform with the maximum level
of ethanol blended gasoline (10% ethanol) currently
allowed by the EPA in the United States.
Special precautions should be considered with the use
of fuel containing ethanol in your system. Fuels with
ethanol can attack some fuel-system components,
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Fuel inlet
Lower phase
(water+ethanol)
5.5
Section 5 • Fuel System
Additives
Storage
There is no practical additive known that can prevent
or correct phase separation. The only solution is to
keep water from accumulating in the tank.
Long periods of storage and/or non-use, common
to boats, create unique problems. When preparing
to store a boat for extended periods, of two months
or more, it is best to completely remove all fuel from
the tank. If it is not possible to remove the fuel,
maintaining a full tank of fuel with a fuel stabilizer
added to provide fuel stability and corrosion
protection is recommended.
If phase separation does occur, your only remedy is
to drain the fuel, clean and dry the tank completely
and refill with a fresh, dry load of fuel.
Fuel Filters
Mercury already provides the appropriate level
of filtration to protect the engine from debris. The
addition of another in-line filter to the system will
create a possible flow restriction that can starve
the engine(s) of fuel.
As a precaution, it is advisable to carry extra onengine filters in case filter plugging from debris in
the fuel tank becomes a problem during boating.
Maintenance
! CAUTION
The use of fuels containing ethanol higher than 10
present (E-10) can damage your engine and/or fuel
system and will void the warranty.
E-85 FUELS COULD SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR
ENGINES AND MUST NEVER BE USED.
REFER TO THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER'S
MANUAL IN YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL PACKAGE
F O R C O M P L E T E I N S T RU C T I O N S A N D
WARRANTY INFORMATION.
Periodically inspect for the presence of water in the
fuel tank. If any is found, all water must be removed
and the tank completely dried before refilling the
tank with any fuel containing ethanol.
5.6
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 6 • Electrical System
The information in this section refers primarily to
Sea Ray Sport Yachts with a conventional hard wired
electrical system. For boats with the multiplexed
power distribution system, refer to your Specific
Information Manual for applicable information.
1. DC Electrical System
The 12 volt direct current (DC) electrical system
(similar to that in your car or truck) derives its power
from the batteries. Batteries are kept charged by the
engine-driven alternator and/or AC converter. The
battery voltage is indicated by the voltmeters on the
main distribution panel, located in the cabin, and
control station instrument panel. The batteries supply
power to the circuit breakers on the main DC breaker
panel in the engine room. This panel contains the
breakers which supply power to the control station
breaker panel and salon DC distribution panel. The
12 volt dash electronics fuse panel is protected by
the , ELECTRONIC CONTROL breaker on the main
DC breaker panel located on the aft bilge component
board.
The negative terminal of each bank of batteries
connects to the main DC negative bus which in
turn connects to the negative ground studs of the
propulsion engines and the generator. This “negative
ground system” is the approved system for marine
DC electrical systems.
! DANGER
DO NOT USE JUMPER CABLES IN THE ENGINE
COMPARTMENT.
They can cause an explosion from sparks.
! DANGER
2. Batteries
The batteries installed in your boat have been
selected for their ability to furnish star ting
power based on engine and generator starting
requirements, as well as their ability to power the
DC accessories attached to the electrical system.
Refer to the Specific Information Manual for the
reccomended batteries for your boat.
A. To remove the battery cables:
1. Turn OFF all items drawing power from the
batteries.
2. Turn OFF the "CONVERTER" breaker at the
main distribution panel.
3. Turn OFF battery solenoid switches.
4. Remove the negative cable first, then the positive
cable. To replace the cables, first replace the
positive cable, then the negative.
B. Battery Maintenance
•
Check the fluid levels in the cells approximately
every 4 weeks, and more often during the
summer and in hot zones.
•
The fluid level must be between the lower and
upper markings.
•
Replenish only with distilled water. Do not use
metal funnels.
•
Coat battery terminal clamps with silicone
grease. Keep battery clean and dry.
Only use a battery charger designed to charge
automotive/marine type batteries when batteries are
disconnected from the boat’s electrical circuit.
A battery will explode if a flame or spark
ignites the free hydrogen given off during
charging.
Never use an open flame or strike sparks in
the battery area.
! CAUTION
To prevent arcing or damage to the alternator,
always disconnect battery cables before doing any
work on the engine’s electrical system.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
6.1
Section 6 • Electrical System
3. Main Battery Switches and
Solenoids
There are two sets of battery solenoid switches
for the 12 volt DC systems. One is located on the
DC Breaker Panel located on the engine room
component board, adn one is located on the DC
distribution panel in the cabin. The switches control
the battery solenoids which are located in the Main
Disconnect enclosure.
When the switches are in the OFF position all 12
volt current to the engines and accessories are
turned off except power to the bilge pumps and
other line side circuits (i.e. systems monitor, stereo
memory, blowers, etc.). The battery solenoids must
be ON to start the engines or generator. Turn battery
solenoids OFF when leaving boat for extended
duration.
NOTE: The bilge pumps, emergency bilge pumps,
bilge blowers, stereo memory and systems monitor
CANNOT be turned OFF with the battery solenoid
switches. The entire remaining DC system CAN be
turned OFF with the battery solenoid switches.
Battery Solenoid Switches (Main DC Breaker
Panel) (Fig. 6.2.1)
4. Main DC Breaker Panel
The main DC breaker panel (Figure 6.4.1) is located
on the forward engine room component board .
The panel contains breakers for various equipment
throughout the boat.
The bilge pumps, emergency bilge pumps, sump
pump, battery chargers and stereo memory remain
energized at all times and CANNOT be turned OFF
with the battery solenoids. The entire remaining
DC system CAN be turned OFF with the battery
solenoids.
! DANGER
Use only Marine Rated parts to replace such items
as starters, distributors, alternators, generators,
etc. Do not use Automotive Parts because they
are not ignition protected and could cause a fire
or explosion.
! CAUTION
Always disconnect battery cables before doing any
work on the engine’s electrical system or alternator
wiring to prevent arcing or damage to the alternator.
5. Ignition Protection
All electrical components in the engine compartment
must be ignition-protected to avoid the possibility of
creating sparks in a gasoline environment.
! DANGER
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE
Use ONLY Marine-rated parts to replace such items as
starters, distributors, alternators, generators, etc.
MAIN BATTERY SOLENOIDS
PORT
GEN
ENERGIZE
STBD
Do not use automotive parts for these components
or any jumper cables because they are not ignitionprotected and could cause a fire or explosion.
Protective terminal covers, such as rubber boots
on electrical connections, must be in place when
engine is operating or when working in the engine
compartment.
DE-ENERGIZE
6.2
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 6 • Electrical System
Jumper cables are not ignition-protected. DO NOT
USE jumper cables in the engine compartment. The
engine compartment may accumulate dangerous
explosive gasoline fumes/vapors and hydrogen gas
from batteries being charged. A spark produced
when connecting a jumper cable can cause an
explosion.
6. Control Station Breaker Panel
The control station breaker panel is located behind
the kick panel door below the steering wheel.
In the event one of the breakers trip, determine
and correct the fault, then reset by depressing the
tripped breaker.
Control Station Breaker Panel (Typical)
(Fig. 6.3.1)
TRIM
TABS
PORT
SPOT
LIGHT
ENGINE
SYNC
WIPERS
STBD
WINDSHIELD
VENT
NAV
LIGHTS
HATCH
LIFT
SUN PAD
LIGHTS
BAITWELL
12V
RECEPT
HATCH
RELAY
Control Station Fuse Block: Located behind the
access panel below the control station switch panel.
It can be accessed by a door directly below the
helm. This fuse block protects the VHF radio, radar,
autopilot and other electronic accessories.
Cabin Fuse Block: Located on the main distribution
panel accessory board behind the 12 volt DC
distribution panel in the salon. This fuse block
provides power to the carbon monoxide monitors
and TV antenna amplifier.
In the event it becomes necessary to replace a fuse
or an electrical breaker, REPLACE THE FUSE OR
BREAKER ONLY WITH A FUSE OR BREAKER OF
THE SAME RATING. The amperage is marked on
the fuse or breaker.
If a fuse or breaker is replaced with one of lower
amperage, it will be insufficient to carry the electrical
load of the equipment it is connected to and cause
nuisance tripping or blowing.
! WARNING
HORN
See Specific Information Manual for details for your boat
7. Electrical System Fuse Blocks & Breakers
Fuse Block, Typical
(Fig. 6.3.2)
Use of higher amperage fuses or breakers is a fire
hazard.
Use fuses and breakers having the same amperage
rating as the original or as specified.
Conversely if a fuse or breaker is replaced with one
of higher amperage, it will not provide adequate
protection against an electrical malfunction and
could create a possible fire hazard.
It is recommended that you carry spare fuses and
breakers.
Some of the various types of
breakers used on your boat
are as follows:
Fuse
This type is an in-line fuse
holder and uses an automotivetype blade fuse.
Fuse blocks utilizing automotive type blade fuses
are used to provide overload protection.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
6.3
Section 6 • Electrical System
This type of breaker is found
on the control station DC
breaker panel located behind
the access panel below the
control station switch panel.
These breakers protect the
trim tabs, wipers, windshield
vent, navigation lights, hatch
lift, spot light, engine synchronizer, horn, instrument
lights, 12V receptacle and accessories.
This type of breaker is
typically found on the main
distribution panel. It selects
the electrical power source,
either from the generator or
from shore power.
This type of breaker is found
on the main DC breaker panel.
It is used to protect the bilge
pumps, sump pumps, bilge
blowers, control station main,
electronics, systems monitor,
oil change pump, stereo
memory and accessories.
This is a manual reset breaker. It can be turned off
by inserting a small screwdriver in the slot on the
rocker switch.
This type of breaker
is used to protect high
amperage equipment.
T h e y a r e fo u n d i n t h e
bilge and cockpit.
This type is a current
limiting fuse which is
used to isolate faults in
battery operated systems
and equipment (motor
circuits, panel feeders,
etc.).
6.4
8. 12 Volt Accessory Receptacle
Your boat has a 12 volt accessory receptacle at
the helm and one in the galley. The receptacle is a
cigarette lighter style plug that may be used with any
12 volt accessories using this type of plug.
See the Specific Information Manual for specific
locations for your boat.
12 Volt Accessory Receptacle
(Fig. 6.4.1)
9. AC System
NOTE: Actual usage of equipment will depend on the
amperage output of the power source available.
! DANGER
EXTREME HAZARD – Swimming near a boat operating
on AC electrical system can lead to severe shock
and death. Never swim or allow swimming when AC
system is in use.
Line voltage from the shore power is shown by the
voltmeter on the main distribution panel. The main
breakers may trip if there is a surge in line voltage,
an electrical storm or an on board system overload.
The main breaker interrupts both the neutral and hot
feeds in the AC circuit to prevent equipment damage
due to internal overloads and external surges.
120 Volt / 60 Hz Wiring (Standard System)
! CAUTION
Never operate 120V shore power at less than 110 V.
The 120 volt wiring installed on Sea Ray® boats
consists of three (3) color-coded wires. The black
wire is the “hot” feed, white is the common, or
neutral, and the green wire is the ground. All branch
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 6 • Electrical System
breakers and switches for AC equipment are
installed on the “hot” wire. The green conductor of
the shore power is connected through the galvanic
isolator and then connected to the AC grounding
bus bar behind the main distribution panel.
220 Volt / 50 Hz Wiring (Optional System)
! CAUTION
Never operate 220V shore power at less than 208 V.
The 220 volt / 50Hz wiring installed on Sea Ray®
boats consists of three (3) color-coded wires. The
brown wire is the “hot” feed, light blue is the common,
or neutral, and the green wire is the ground. All
branch breakers and switches for AC equipment are
installed on the “hot” wire. The green conductor of
the shore power is connected through the galvanic
isolator and then connected to the AC grounding
bus bar behind the main distribution panel.
10. Shore Power
A. Shore Power Cords
Sea Ray® Sport Yachts are equipped with either
dual 30AMP/ 120V/60 cycle or a single 50AMP/
240V/60 cycle shore power cord(s) for hookup
to dockside power. The cord(s) are stored in the
transom storage box.
B. Main Shore Power Breaker Box
The 120VAC main shore power breaker(s) are
located on the starboard wall of the transom storage
box above the shore power inlet(s).
The breaker must be ON to operate the shore AC
power system.
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C. Shore Power
The 120 volt AC main distribution panel distributes
the required voltage for all the boat’s AC equipment
and accessories. It is very important to know and
understand where the power originates and how
the power is distributed to the different voltage
equipment and accessories.
To access the shore power see Section 3 - Using
Your Boat.
11. Generator
Sea Ray® strongly urges you to fully comply
with the manual provided by the generator
m a n u f a c t u r e r. T h e g e n e r a t o r a n d i t s
components are warranted separately by the
generator manufacturer, NOT Sea Ray®. Follow
the recommended maintenance and warranty
schedule in your Generator Operator’s Manual
included in the Owner’s Manual Package. Generator
abuse or improper maintenance may adversely
affect claims made under generator manufacturer
separate warranty.
! CAUTION
Do not run the generator in an enclosed area,
such as a closed boathouse, as there is a
possibility of buildup and inhalation of carbon
monoxide.
Generator Operation
The procedures for starting, stopping and switching
between generator and shore power are explained
in Section 3 • Using Your Boat.
6.5
Section 6 • Electrical System
12. Servicing the Main
Distribution Panel
•
Normal Mode - this stage immediately follows
the bulk charge mode. It maintains the battery
voltage at the bulk charge voltage level,
but gradually decreases the current as the
battery accepts the charge until it reaches a
predetermined current level.
•
To Replace a Faulty Component on the
Main Distribution Panel:
Float Mode - this stage is designed to hold the
battery at a safe, low voltage (typically 13.2V)
providing up to the chargers full rated amperage
to accommodate DC load requirements. The
charge will remain in this mode until the 12 volt
system is activated.
•
1. Turn all breakers OFF.
2. Unplug the shore power.
3. Remove screws from all sides except the
hinged side of panel. The main distribution
panel is hinged to swing open for servicing.
4. Reverse the procedure for closing the panel.
Equalize Mode - this stage activates for 15
minutes every 21 hours. When the converter/
charger is in the float mode the voltage is
increased to 14.4 volts which mixes the battery
electrolyte to prevent battery stratification.
Note: Leave the charger/converter turned ON at all
times to maintain battery voltage level.
13. Battery Charger/Converter
Note: Check monthly to ensure that water level in
the batteries is properly maintained.
The battery charging unit located on the bilge
component board is fully automatic and is designed
specifically for the marine environment. The high
frequency characteristic has allowed these chargers
to achieve a huge size and weight reduction over
previously used equipment. Commonly called high
frequency or smart chargers, these units bring a
new sophistication to the battery charger field.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
! WARNING
At least one ground fault interrupter receptacle is
installed in the boat. Please read and understand
the CAUTION block for GFI receptacles.
NOTE:Servicing should be referred to a qualified
electrician.
! WARNING
Disconnect the power cable from power source before
performing maintenance.
Never block air circulation through the unit. Never
store any gear on top of the units.
NOTICE
Leave the converter running at all times to
maintain the 12 volt system voltage.
Charging characteristics contain four (4) modes:
•
6.6
Boost Mode - this is initiated at power up and
provides the chargers full-rated current to the
battery bank at a level of 14.4V until battery
reaches 90% of full charge.
14. Ground Fault Interrupter
Receptacle (GFI)
! CAUTION
Persons with heart problems or other conditions
which make them susceptible to electric shock may
still be injured by ground faults on circuits protected
by the GFI receptacle. No safety devices yet designed
will protect against all hazards or carelessly handled
or misused electrical equipment or wiring.
The GFI receptacle is designed to protect people
from the line-to-ground shock hazards which could
occur from defective power tools or appliances
operating from this device, or from down-line outlets
protected by it. It does not prevent line-to-ground
electric shock, but does limit the time of exposure
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Section 6 • Electrical System
GFI Outlet
(Fig. 6.7.1)
15. Electrolytic Corrosion and
Zinc Anodes
Electrolytic corrosion of metals on power boats can
result in rapid and serious deterioration of metal
parts. You must set a regular schedule and look for
the possibility of galvonic action (the deterioration
of metals due to dissimilar characteristics when
placed in salt water). It is your responsibility to check
for and replace parts damaged due to galvonic
deterioration. Refer to your Sea Ray® dealer to
investigate the source of stray corrosive currents.
to a period considered safe for otherwise normally
healthy persons. It does not protect persons against
line-to-line or line-to-neutral faults.
The GFI receptacle does not protect against short
circuits or overloads. This is the function of the
circuit breaker.
International Receptacle
If equipped, all readily accessible 220V outlets are
protected by a Residual Current Circuit Breaker
(RCCB). This current breaker includes a test switch
to verify proper operation. Its function is similar, but
not identical to the 120V GFI.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
RCCB Outlet
(Fig. 6.7.2)
Zinc plates are installed on the transom and trim
tabs to protect underwater hardware. Zinc, being
much less "noble" than copperbased alloys and
aluminum used in Sea Ray® underwater fittings, will
deteriorate first and protect the more noble parts.
Zinc anodes generally require replacement
about once a year. (In salt water areas, replace
every six (6) months). The need to replace anodes
more frequently may indicate a stray current
problem within the boat or at the slip or mooring. If
zinc anodes do not need replacing after one year,
they may not be providing proper protection. Loose
anodes or low-grade zinc may be the problem.
DO NOT PAINT BETWEEN THE ZINC AND THE
METAL IT CONTACTS, AND DO NOT PAINT
OVER THE ZINC.
When an AC shore power system is connected to
the boat, the underwater metal fittings will, in effect,
be connected through the water to grounded metals
ashore. This results in the zincs being consumed at
a faster rate unless the marina maintains a protective
system to prevent this. When the marina provides a
zinc anode in the water bonded to the metal outlet box
on the dock, zinc loss on the boat will be reduced. Do
not connect this zinc to the boat's ground system.
It is extremely important that all electrically-operated
DC equipment and accessories be wired so that
the ground polarity of each device is the same as
that of the battery. Your boat has a negative ground
system. The zinc anode is connected to every metal
item in the boat (fuel tanks, underwater gear, etc.)
via the green bonding wire.
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6.7
Section 6 • Electrical System
Electrolysis can also be caused by "stray currents"
due to a fault in an electrical item, even though
correctly grounded. Sea Ray Sport Yachts are
equipped with either a galvonic isolator or an
isolation transformer to reduce this possibility.
! CAUTION
Never disconnect the green wire (safety ground) from
the engine terminal.
NOTICE
DO NOT PAINT BETWEEN THE ZINC AND THE
METAL IT CONTACTS, AND DO NOT PAINT OVER
THE ZINC.
16. Marine Electronic Cathodic
Anti-Corrosion System
The automatically controlled Cathodic AntiCorrosion System (gas engines only) for marine
installation protects underwater metals from the
effects of corrosion and electrolysis on stern drives.
The system components are designed for marine
service. DO NOT PAINT THE MERCATHODE®
SYSTEM.
The anode and reference electrode are attached to
the electrode assembly under each stern drive unit.
The solid state controller is mounted within a plastic
housing on the transom in the bilge.
Maintenance
The Mercathode® system must be tested to ensure
adequate output. The test should be performed
every 100 hours of use or annually. Contact your
authorized Sea Ray® dealer to arrange for this test.
Refer to the engine operator's manual for more
detailed information.
6.8
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
Not all options and accessories described in this
manual are available on all boats and models. See
your authorized Sea Ray® dealer for information on
options and accessories available for your boat.
1. Carbon Monoxide Monitor
Sea Ray Sport Yachts are equipped with carbon
monoxide (CO) monitors in the cabin and enclosed
berths or staterooms. The CO monitor is an
electronic instrument that detects carbon monoxide.
When there is a buildup of CO in the cabin, the
monitor will alert the occupants by flashing a
DANGER light and sounding an alarm. The CO
monitor is powered through a breaker on the Main
Distribution panel in the galley.
It is important that you read and understand
the CO monitor information and operating
instructions. It is extremely important that you
become familiar with the CO monitor and its
functions.
Testing the CO Monitor
Test the monitor on your boat at manufacturers
required intervals by pushing the TEST button on
the side of the unit. If the unit is operating correctly
both audible and visual warning indicators will be
activated.
! DANGER
Actuation of the CO monitor indicates the presence of
carbon monoxide which can be FATAL.
EVACUATE THE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY. DO A
HEAD COUNT TO CHECK THAT ALL PERSONS
ARE ACCOUNTED FOR. CALL THE NEAREST FIRE
DEPARTMENT AND ASK THEM TO DETERMINE THE
SOURCE OF CARBON MONOXIDE. DO NOT REENTER
PREMISES UNTIL IT HAS BEEN AIRED OUT AND THE
PROBLEM IS CORRECTED.
! CAUTION
To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning,
test the monitor operation when not in use for 10
days or more.
2. Air Conditioning & Heating
The air conditioning/heating system in your Sea
Ray® is of the size and capacity best suited for the
size of your boat.
The system is fitted with a return air filter that should
be cleaned once a month. Refer to the Specific
Information Manual for the system access hatch
location for your boat. To remove the air filter for
cleaning, slide filter out of the compressor/blower
unit.
Typical Air Conditioning Compressor/
Blower (Fig. 7.1.2)
Carbon Monoxide Monitor
(Fig. 7.1.1)
POWER
INDICATOR
DANGER
INDICATOR
HORN
TEST
BUTTON
(ON SIDE)
Removable filter
! CAUTION
This detector will only indicate the presence of carbon
monoxide gas at the sensor. Carbon monoxide may
be present in other areas.
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The system is cooled to maintain optimal operating
temperature by a raw water pump. The pump draws
water through a seacock in the bilge and filters it
through a sea water strainer. (The sea water strainer
should be inspected and cleaned frequently. To
clean the strainer, refer to Section 4 • Bilge and
7.1
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
Underwater gear) The water passes through the air
conditioning/heating unit, then flows overboard.
To Start System:
1. Make sure the seacock for the cooling pump is
open.
2. Turn ON the AIR CONDITIONER circuit breaker
on the Main Distribution panel.
3. Follow the instructions in the Air Conditioner/
Heater manual for control pad operation.
then it should be sanitized. Your marine dealer may
have a water treatment additive that can be used to
sanitize the system. Follow the instructions provided
with the additive.
If a water treatment additive is not available, the
following steps may be followed to sanitize the
water system:
1. Pump the water tank empty. Shut OFF the Fresh
Water Pump breaker.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE
FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY
INFORMATION.
2. Determine the capacity of your water tank (your
standard water tank holds 24 gallons (90.8
liters). You will need approximately one (1)
gallon of weak bleach solution for each fifteen
(15) gallons of tank capacity.
3. Water System
3. Prepare the proper amount of a weak bleach
solution by mixing 1/4 cup of unscented
household chlorine bleach per gallon of water.
If installed, the fresh water system consists of a
water tank, 12 volt water pump and water system
filter.
The fresh water system is activated by the WATER
PUMP switch on the switch panel at the helm.
4. Pour weak bleach solution into the water tank.
Remember, use about one (1) gallon of weak
bleach solution for each fifteen (15) gallons of
tank capacity.
To begin initial operation:
5. Fill the remainder of the tank with fresh, clean
water. This will further dilute the weak bleach
solution.
1. Fill the water tank from a source known to
provide safe, pure drinking water by removing
the cap marked WATER located on the port mid
ship deck and inserting the water hose nozzle
in the opening. Do not mistake the fuel fill or the
waste plate for the water tank fill cap.
6. Switch ON the Fresh Water Pump breaker,
then turn on the faucets and allow the air to be
exhausted from the plumbing system. By doing
this, the entire fresh water system will be filled
with a sanitizing solution.
2. Turn ON the FRESH WATER PUMP switch,
located on the control station switch panel.
3. Open the sink faucet to allow any air trapped in
the water line to dissipate.
4. Shut off faucet as flow becomes free of air.
Shutting off the faucet will cause the pump to
shut off. As long as the water pump and battery
switches are on, the pump will automatically
provide water on demand.
A. Sanitizing the Water System
If the fresh water system has not been used for some
time, or if you suspect that it has been contaminated,
7.2
7. Allow the sanitizing solution to stand in the water
system for three (3) hours.
8. Pump the water tank empty.
9. Fill the water system completely with fresh, clean
water. Turn on the faucet and permit the entire
contents of fresh, clean water to run through the
system. This will flush the sanitizing solution out
of the plumbing.
10.Fill the water system again, with fresh, clean
water, and turn on the faucet to permit the air
to dissipate.
Your water system is now sanitized.
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Section 7 • Options & Accessories
B. Water Pump and Filter
C. Winterizing the Water System
The water pump and filter location differs from model
to model, but is typically located near the fresh water
tank. The filter prevents particles from entering
the pump head. The filter should be checked and
cleaned once a season or when flow is restricted.
For winterizing the water system refer to Section 8,
Winterization Checklist For Boats Stored on Land,
E. Water System.
Before servicing the system, turn the WATER PUMP
switch OFF and open a faucet to release pressure
on the system. To clean the filter, remove the screen
and rinse with clean water. Replace, making sure
the O-ring is in place when replacing the cover.
The shower drains into a self-contained shower
sump containing a pump and float switch.
Water Pump and Filter
(Fig. 7.3.1)
Water pump
discharge
Water pump filter
Water pump
suction
Water pump
D. Shower System
The sump pump is fully automatic and is protected
by a breaker on the main DC breaker panel. Check
the pump and float switch for obstructions and
proper working order.
The pump comes on when there is enough water
in the sump to raise the float switch and start the
pump. If it does not come on after one or two gallons
of water drain from the shower, turn the water off
and check the pump and float switch for proper
operation.
After using the shower, it is recommended that you
run a gallon of clean water through the shower drain
to clean out soap residue. Check the pump and float
switch for obstructions and proper working order.
E. Transom Shower
Water Pump Filter
(Fig. 7.3.2)
If installed, the transom shower pullout sprayer is
located on the transom. The system uses water from
the fresh water tank. The FRESH WATER PUMP
breaker must be ON to operate the system.
Filter screen
O-ring
F. Dockside Water Inlet
The dockside water inlet, located in the transom
locker adjacent to the transom spigot, allows use
of a dockside water source to provide water for the
boat’s fresh water system.
Bowl
Cover
To Use the System:
1. Make sure the “FRESH WATER PUMP”
breakers are OFF.
2. Remove the plug from the face of the dockside
water inlet.
3. Connect a drinking water hose to the water outlet
on the dock, then to the dockside water inlet on
the boat and turn on the water at the dock.
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7.3
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
All fresh water faucets and showers are now
usable.
To disconnect the system, reverse the procedure,
making sure the plug is reinstalled tightly.
Remove the dockside water hose when leaving
the boat. This is a safety precaution to prevent the
unlikely event of a water system failure and the
intake of extreme amounts of water to the vessel.
! WARNING
• DO NOT leave boat unattended with the dockside
water hose connected.
• Dockside water should be connected during periods
of heavy water usage only.
G. Fresh Water Wash Down Spigot
If installed, the fresh water wash down spigot is
located in the transom or cockpit side panel. The
system uses water from the fresh water tank.
The FRESH WATER PUMP breaker on the DC
main distribution panel must be ON to operate the
system.
H. Water Heater
The water heater is located in the engine room. The
water heater is powered by a breaker on the main
distribution panel in the cabin.
4. Gray Water System
If installed, the gray water system is designed for
boats that are used in areas that restrict overboard
water discharge.
The system directs waste water from accessories
such as the galley and head sinks and shower to
the shower sump that is fitted with a float switch
and pump that pumps the water to the head system
holding tank. The tank must be emptied when it
becomes full.
To empty the head/gray water system holding tank,
the services of a dockside pump out station will be
needed.
Follow instructions at the station and make sure
pump out station hose is inserted into the deck plate
marked WASTE.
5. Head System
The typical head system in Sea Ray® Sport Yachts
includes a holding tank with dockside pumpout and
fluid indicators, with a macerator and overboard
discharge seacock available as an opotion. You
should be aware of whether your boat is equipped
with the optional overboard discharge system
and read the section pertaining to it. The Owner’s
Manual Package has specific information on the
system installed in your boat. Read that material.
The water heater has a check valve to prevent
hot water from back washing into the cold water
source and a pressure relief valve to avoid damage
to the heater from over pressure of excessive
temperature.
7.4
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
A. Requirements for Operators
NOTICE
There is a possibility of being fined for having an
operable direct overboard discharge in some waters.
Close waste discharge seacock and remove handle or
take other measures to avoid fine.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
standards state that in freshwater lakes, freshwater
reservoirs or other freshwater impoundments
whose inlets or outlets are such as to prevent the
ingress or egress by vessel traffic subject to this
regulation, or in rivers not capable of navigation by
interstate vessel traffic subject to this regulation,
marine sanitation devices certified by the U.S. Coast
Guard installed on all vessels shall be designed
and operated to prevent the overboard discharge
of sewage, treated or untreated, or of any waste
derived from sewage. The EPA standards further
state that this shall not be construed to prohibit
the carriage of Coast Guard-certified flow-through
treatment devices which have been secured so as to
prevent such discharges. They also state that waters
where a Coast Guard certified marine sanitation
device permitting discharge is allowed include
coastal waters and estuaries, the Great Lakes
and interconnecting waterways, freshwater lakes
and impoundments accessible through locks, and
other flowing waters that are navigable interstate by
vessels subject to this regulation (40 CFR 140.3).
! CAUTION
Do not flush facial tissue, paper towels or sanitary
napkins in head. Such material can damage waste
disposal system and the environment.
B. VacuFlush® Head
®
The VacuFlush® head utilizes VacuFlush Head
a HEAD SYSTEM breaker (Fig. 7.5.1)
on the main distribution
panel. The foot pedal at the
base of the toilet opens a
mechanical seal and vacuum
forces waste through the
opening in the bowl to an
accumulator tank, through
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the vacuum pump and then to the holding tank or
treatment tank. To Operate:
1. Turn ON the WATER PUMP breaker.
2. Turn ON the HEAD SYSTEM breaker.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE
FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY
INFORMATION.
C. Holding Tank Operation
Waste from the head is directed into the holding
tank located behind the block-off in the aft end of
the ski locker. The holding tank fluid level indicator
is located on the main distribution panel or in the
head which indicates 3/4 FULL, FULL and DO NOT
FLUSH, or on some models may read Full, 1/2,
or Empty. When the FULL light is on, the DO NOT
FLUSH light will also be on. When these lights are
ON, the holding tank must be emptied before the
head can be reused.
Dockside Pump-out
To empty holding tank, the services of a dockside
pump out station will be needed. Follow instructions
at the station and make sure pump out station hose
is inserted into the deck plate marked WASTE. The
holding tank can also be emptied through utilization
of the macerator (if supplied) (see Macerator in this
section).
D. Vent Filter
The vent filter is designed to control odors associated
with the head system operations. The vent filter
is located on the holding tank. The filter must
be changed at the beginning of each boating
season to be effective. The vent filter is installed
in-line on the holding tank ventilation hose.
Note: Do not over fill the holding tank as this will
flood the vent filter and render it useless. Filter
replacement will then be required. See Parts
Manual for correct replacement filter.
7.5
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
6. Macerator Discharge Pump
with Seacock Interlock System
NOTICE
There is a possibility of being fined for having an
operable direct overboard discharge in some waters.
Close waste discharge seacock and remove handle or
take other measures to avoid fine.
If equipped, the optional macerator gives the boat
operator the means of discharging the holding tank
contents directly overboard through a seacock in the
bottom of the hull. This is available in conjunction
with the dockside pump out.
Since direct overboard discharge is prohibited in
many areas, the macerator seacock is normally
closed. The macerator seacock is equipped with a
system interlock switch which prevents the operation
of the macerator when the macerator seacock is
closed. The light on the DISCHARGE PUMP switch
on the DC Distribution Panel will be lighted when the
macerator is operational. If the light is not lighted,
it is visual confirmation the macerator seacock is
closed and that the macerator cannot be operated.
Check that the macerator seacock handle is in the
open position and the light on the switch is lighted
before operating the macerator.
To Operate the Macerator:
1. Turn ON the DISCHARGE PUMP breaker on
the salon DC distribution panel and open the
waste discharge seacock located on the bilge
floor (See Fig. 4.10.1 - 4.12.1) for seacock
location).
2. Operate DISCHARGE switch at the WASTE
SYSTEM CONTROL area on the main
distribution panel.
3. When tank is empty, turn the switch to OFF and
close waste discharge seacock.
NOTE: Turn OFF discharge pump to prevent
accidental discharge.
7.6
Maintenance
Prior to each use and at regularly scheduled
intervals, cycle the macerator seacock handle
open and shut to ensure proper operation of the
seacock
7. Automatic Fire Extinguisher
System
Automatic Fire
Extinguisher
( Fig. 7.6.1)
Your boat may be equipped
with an automatic fire
extinguisher system located
aft of the engine. In the event
of a fire, the heat sensitive
automatic head will release
the extinguishant as a vapor,
totally flooding the area in
fire-killing concentrations.
IF ACTUATION OCCURS,
I M M E D I AT E LY S H U T
D OW N A L L E N G I N E S,
POWERED VENTILATION,
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
AND EXTINGUISH ALL SMOKING MATERIALS.
DO NOT IMMEDIATELY OPEN THE ENGINE
COMPARTMENT!! THIS FEEDS OXYGEN TO THE
FIRE AND FLASHBACK COULD OCCUR.
Automatic Fire Extinguisher Indicator Light
( Fig. 7.6.2)
AUTOMATIC
EXTINGUISHER SYSTEM
1. LIGHT ON-UNIT CHARGED
2. LIGHT OFF-UNIT DISCHARGED
3. IF SYSTEM DISCHARGES. SHUT
DOWN ENGINE(S), BLOWERS
AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Allow the exinguishant to “soak” the compartment
for at least fifteen (15) minutes and for hot metals or
fuels to cool before cautiously inspecting for cause
of fire. Have portable extinguishers at hand and
ready. Do not breathe fumes or vapors caused by
the fire.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
A. Gasoline Engine Boats
The system indicator light is wired to the ignition
and is turned ON when the ignition is turned ON.
The indicator light, located on the control station
starboard panel, indicates to the helmsman when the
unit has discharged. Under normal circumstances,
when the ignition is ON the charge indicator light is
ON. If the unit discharges, the light will go OFF.
Manual Fire Extinguishing System
Pull Handle ( Fig. 7.7.2)
TO MANUALLY ACTIVATE
THE ENGINE ROOM FIRE
EXTINGUISHER:
1. PULL PIN
2. PULL HANDLE
B. Diesel Engine Boats
2
Automatic Fire Extinguisher Indicator Light
(Diesel Engine)
( Fig. 7.7.1)
1
located at the helm
CHARGE
DISCHARGE
SEA-FIRE
Engine Shutdown
Override System
NORMAL
OVERRIDE
The system indicator and switch module (ENGINE
SHUTDOWN AND OVERRIDE SYSTEM) operates
similarly to the indicator light for the gas engine
boats. The module also incorporates an engine
shutdown switch with override system. When the
system discharges it will shutdown the engine.
D. Safety Pin
The safety pin is used on boats equipped with the
Manual Fire Extinguishing System Pull Handle. The
safety pin, located at the neck of the extinguisher
bottle in the engine room is for shipping and transfer
of the bottle only. The pin MUST be removed in
order to manually operate the system.
Engine Room Fire Extinguisher
( Fig. 7.7.3)
REMOVE
SAFETY PIN
C. Manual Fire Extinguishing System
Pull Handle
Located at the helm, the manual fire extinguisher
system allows the operator to manually activate the
automatic extinguisher in the engine room. Early
detection and use of the manual override system
will reduce fire damage by eliminating the time
necessary for heat in the engine room to rise to a
temperature necessary to activate the automatic
fire extinguisher.
NOTE: THE MANUAL SYSTEM WILL NOT OPERATE
IF SAFETY PIN IS INSTALLED.
To Operate:
1.
Pull pin securing the handle.
2.
Pull red FIRE handle quickly and briskly.
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7.7
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
8. SmartCrafttm
9. Bow Thruster
The Smartcraft System, located at the helm,
provides a comprehensive boat information center.
This system allows the boat operator to monitor a
wealth of critical operational information which is
displayed clearly and instantly at the helm on the
LCD display.
If equipped, the Bow Thruster located under an
access panel in the floor of the forward stateroom
is electrically driven and gives the operator more
maneuverability of the bow. The Bow Thruster
battery switch and control panel are located on the
control station.
Smartcraft System (Optional)
(Fig. 7.8.1)
For more information regarding the operation of
the optional bow thruster see Section 3 - Using
Your Boat.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
10. Refrigerator & Freezer
The system monitors water temperature and depth,
engine trim, boat speed, steering angle, system
preventive maintenance reminders, and systems
diagnostics. In addition the system can be integrated
with the boat’s GPS, if equipped, to provide up to
the minute course, speed, and fuel-to-destination
information.
NOTE: The detailed information listed which is
standard on some models may be optional on
others, or may not be available on some models
based on engine and system configurations.
Refer to the SmartCraftTM System View owner’s
manual in the owner’s package for all SmartCraftTM
operating instructions.
System Calibration (For First Time Use)
Before using SmartCraftTM System View for the first
time the system must be calibrated.
If this has not been done by your dealer refer to the
System Calibration section of the SmartCraftTM
System View Owner’s Manual.
The refrigerator/freezer unit is located in the galley.
The unit is supplied power by the Refrigerator/
Freezer breaker on the salon 120 volt AC main
distribution panel. To operate dockside, connect the
shore power system, turn the MAIN breaker(s) ON.
Then turn the Refrigerator/Freezer breaker
on the AC main distribution panel ON.
! CAUTION
Do not cover refrigerator/freezer vents.
Cockpit Ice Maker
If equipped, the cockpit ice maker is located
in the cockpit wet bar. To operate, turn ON the
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER breaker on the salon
12 volt DC distribution panel.
To Start Ice Maker:
1. Make sure water tank is full.
2. Turn "FRESH WATER PUMP" breaker ON.
3. Turn ON ice maker switch, located at the bottom
of the unit. Allow unit to cycle several times
before using ice. Refer to water system for more
information.
REFER TO OWNER’S Manual PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION
7.8
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
11. Coffee Maker
13. Power Ventilation System
The drip coffee maker located in the galley cabinet
is a completely portable unit which can be moved
around the vessel wherever fresh brewed coffee is
desired. It operates on the 120 volt system.
The power ventilation system removes stagnant &
foul air from the master stateroom head, guest head
and galley by means of 12 volt exhaust fans. They
are powered by the power vents breaker on the
salon DC distribution panel and individually turned
on and off by the power vent switch in the heads
and the galley.
! CAUTION
Turn off coffee maker before closing cabinet
doors. Failure to do so may result in damage to
the coffee maker or cabinet.
To keep the coffee maker operating efficiently, the
mineral deposits left by water must be flushed
out using the cleaning method described in the
instruction booklet.
REFER TO OWNER’S Manual PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
12. Stove & Microwave
14. Spotlight
The spotlight is mounted on the bow.
To Operate the Spotlight:
1. Turn ON the "SPOTLIGHT" breaker on the control
station switch panel.
2. Press the POWER button on the spotlight pad to
turn on the spotlight.
3. Press SPEED button to adjust the movement
speed of the spotlight.
A. Electric Stove
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
The 120 volt stove breaker on the AC main
distribution panel supplies power to the stove and
must be ON to operate the stove.
15. Central Vacuum System
The stove has two (2) burners with control knobs to
provide a variation of heat.
The central vacuum unit is typically located under the
salon sofa. The 120 volt STBD SYSTEMS breaker
must be ON to operate the system.
REFER TO OWNER’S Manual PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
B. Microwave/Convection Oven
The microwave/convection oven is located in the
aft upper cabinet in the galley. The MICROWAVE
breaker on the AC main distribution panel supplies
power to the microwave and must be ON to operate
the unit.
The 24 foot hose stored
in the salon floor storage
connects to an inlet typically
located in the step up leading
from the mid stateroom to
the salon.
Vacuum Inlet
Note: Turn on the galley power ventilation system
when operating the convection oven.
The disposable bag is located
behind the removable panel
on the top of the vacuum unit.
The built in switch on the hose inlet fittings activate
the vacuum when the hose is plugged in.
REFER TO OWNER’S Manual PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
REFER TO OWNER’S Manual PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
7.9
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
16. Canvas
! DANGER
If the cockpit is totally enclosed with canvas covers
and curtains while the engine is running or boat is
moving, carbon monoxide will build up and cause
death or permanent injury.
Do not use the rear (aft) curtain while engine is
running or boat is moving.
If included, the Bimini Top or sunshade should not
be used when the vessel speed exceeds 45 MPH.
Damage to the boat or Bimini may occur.
Attached to the inside of the Bimini Top is a DANGER
tag for Carbon Monoxide Gas (CO) buildup and a
WARNING tag for limiting speeds when Bimini Top
canvas is installed. The rear (aft) curtain also has a
WARNING tag stating “The Aft Curtain must not be
used while engine is running or boat is underway”. If
your canvas does not have these tags, they become
lost or are unable to be read, contact your dealer
for replacement labels.
For your safety, decide which canvas pieces you
want to remove or install before you leave the boat
slip or off-load your boat from the trailer into the
water. Removing or installing canvas on the water
can be difficult since rough water or wakes can
cause you or your passengers to lose their balance
while attempting canvas removal or installation.
! DANGER
Exhaust fumes from engines contain deadly carbon
monoxide gas (CO). Boats enclosed with canvas or with
poor ventilation are most likely to collect fumes.
CO sickness symptoms include headache, nausea
and dizziness. Do not mistake these symptoms for
sea sickness.
Each model has different standard and optional
canvas packages and pieces. Refer to the Specific
Information Manual for your model or your
Authorized Sea Ray Dealer for information on what
options are available for your boat.
The typical canvas pieces available are:
Sunbrella® Bimini Top w/ Boot
Aft Curtain
Front Curtains
Side Curtains
Canvas Storage Bag
Cockpit Cover w/ Tonneau
! DANGER
In rainy weather and/or cold weather, fresh air must
circulate through boat to avoid carbon monoxide
poisoning.
See Section 1.4, Carbon Monoxide, for more details.
A. Installation Tips
•
Zippers: Zippers are located on each canvas
piece. Make sure canvas is centered over
the metal canvas support rods (bows). When
attaching any canvas piece, zip the zippers only
partially. This helps to hold the piece in place and
relieves tension, helping the other sides zip or
snap easier. After all the sides of the piece are
snapped in place, finish zipping all the zippers.
This will ensure a tight fit.
•
Adjustable Support Rods: Adjustable support
rods are located on the Convertible and Bimini
Top. There is an outside tube and an inside tube.
Push in the button to adjust for longer or shorter
rod lengths.
B. Canvas Care and Maintenance
See Section 9, for instructions on the care and
maintenance of your canvas.
Ventilate boat. See Section 1.4, Carbon Monoxide, for
more details.
For safety and ease of installation and removal of
canvas, use at least two people. Know which canvas
piece(s) that you are to install or remove.
7.10
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
17. Horn
The horn is operated by a momentary switch on the
dash and is protected by a fuse on the accessory
fuse block (refer to Specific Information Manual
for your model for location of the accessory fuse
block).
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
18. Underwater Lights
If installed, the underwater lights are protected by a
fuse on the accessory fuse block (refer to Specific
Information Manual for your model for location of
the accessory fuse block). They are operated by the
ACCY switch on the switch panel at the helm.
The underwater lights are designed for use ONLY
while the boat is in the water.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
7.11
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
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7.12
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
Routine inspection, service and maintenance of
your boat’s systems are vital to assure your safety,
as well as for prolonging the life of your boat. You
should develop regular routines for inspecting your
boat. The chart below summarizes inspection,
service and maintenance activities. This section
also contains descriptions of some convenient
methods for evaluating the condition of some of
your boat’s systems.
The interval between necessary service or
maintenance is highly variable, depending on the
environment your boat is in, and on the severity
of operating conditions. For example, corrosion
of parts on boats operated in salt water proceeds
much faster than the corrosion of parts on a boat
operated in fresh water. The intervals listed below
are recommended maximums, and you must reduce
the time between inspections if your observations
indicate the need.
1. Summary Guide for Inspection, Service and Maintenance
INTERVAL
ITEM
REQUIRED
MAINTENANCE/SERVICE
REFERENCE
SOURCE
AFTER
FIRST
20 HOURS
EVERY
25* OR 50
HOURS
EVERY
50* OR 100
HOURS
Check water level
Clean & check for oil & debris
Hose connections & operation
Float switch operates freely
Alarm sounds when pump is
activated
Clean
Controls
Steering
Gear Shift & Throttle
Check for proper operationTo be done by Sea Ray® dealer every six months
Power steering oil level
Engine Manual
•
Lubricate. Include all shift
Engine Manual
•
•
•
linkage and pivot points
Electrical
Connections
GFCI (AC) Outlet
CO Monitor
Clean and tightTo be done by Sea Ray® dealer annually
Check for operation
General Manual p. 6.5
•
Check for operation
Systems ManualRefer to System manual for recommended schedule
Check
Check for leaks
with engine running
Clean
Check
Check
Check for leaks
Clean
Replace
Tighten
Replace
Check Level
Check Level
Check for functionality
Check alignment & seals
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
EVERY 6
MOS. OR
ANNUALLY
Battery
Bilge Area
Bilge Blower
Bilge Pump
Bilge High Water Alarm
Canvas
Engine
Alarm
Cooling System
Connections
Crankcase
ventilating system
Alignment
Drive belts
Exhaust System
Flame Arrestor
Fuel Filter
Mounts (Fasteners)
Oil and Filter
Engine Oil
Drive Oil Reservoir
Seacocks
Shaft & Rudder
General Manual p. 6.1
General Manual p. 4.1
General Manual p. 4.2
General Manual p. 4.1
General Manual p. 4.1
BEFORE
EVERY
USE
General Manual p. 9.3
Engine Manual
Engine Manual
•
•
•
•
As Needed
•
•
Engine Manual
•
•
Engine Manual
•
•
Engine Manual
•
Engine Manual
•
•
•
Engine Manual
•
•
Engine Manual
•
Engine Manual
•
•
Engine Manual
•
•
Engine Manual
•
Engine Manual
•
General Manual p.4.8
•
Engine ManualRefer to engine manual for recommended schedule
*Use in salt water or other severe operating conditions requires shorter maintenance/service intervals
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
8.1
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
Summary Guide For Inspection, Service and Maintenance
INTERVAL
ITEM
REQUIRED
MAINTENANCE/SERVICE
REFERENCE
SOURCE
Stern Drive (With Stern Drive Engine Option)
Fluid level
Check level
Fluid
Replace
Trim Pump Fluid
Check Level
Zeus Drive Engines
Power Package
componants
Transmission Fluid
and Filter
Fuel System
Connections & Lines
Tank
Water Separating
Fuel Filter
Treat with Corrision Guard
BEFORE
EVERY
USE
AFTER
FIRST
20 HOURS
EVERY
25* OR 50
HOURS
EVERY
50* OR 100
HOURS
EVERY 6
MOS. OR
ANNUALLY
Engine Manual
•
Engine Manual
Engine Manual
•
Engine ManualEvery 2 months of operation
Change
•
•
Check for leaks
Check for leaks
Replace
•
•
•
•
•
•
Engine Manual
•
Owner’s Manual p. 5.1
•
Engine Manual
Sliding Seats and Ladder
Helm Seat
of spray lubricant
Transom Swim Ladder
Spray slider with light coating •
Spray slider with light coating of spray lubricant
•
Propeller
Inspect for damageAlways after striking object
Seaworthiness
Bilge drain plug
Hull damage
Stern drive
Installed and tight
Owner’s Manual p. 4.1
•
Check for loose, damagedBefore every use and always after striking object
or missing parts
Topside & Supplies
or missing parts
Anchor line
Transmission
Oil Strainer Screen
Trim Tabs
Fluid
Zincs
Transom Zinc
Trim Tabs
•
Check for loose, damaged
Owner’s Manual p. 8.5
•
Check line for wear
•
Clean
Check and add as needed
Check and replace as needed
Check and replace as needed
Trim Tab Manual
To be done by Sea Ray® dealer annually
•
Owner’s Manual p. 6.7Every 25 hours of operation or monthly
Trim Tab ManualEvery 25 hours of operation or monthly
*Use in salt water or other severe operating conditions requires shorter maintenance/service intervals
8.2
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
2. Useful Service Information
OWNER
HOME PORT
BOAT NAME
REGISTRATION NUMBER
STATE
HULL SERIAL NUMBER
WARRANTY REGISTRATION DATE
ENGINE MAKE & MODEL
SERIAL NUMBER PART NUMBER
FUEL CAPACITY
WATER CAPACITY
KEY NUMBER, IGNITION
DOOR
SELLING DEALER
CITY & STATE
LENGTH
BEAM
DRAFT
VERTICAL CLEARANCE
ESTIMATED WEIGHT
GENERATOR SERIAL #
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
MODEL #
KILOWATTS
8.3
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
3. Inspection, Service and
Maintenance Protocol
A. Bilge Area
Many of your boat’s systems have critical features
located in the bilge area. A thorough and organized
inspection of the bilge area will address many of
these critical features. For example, engine oil
leaks and fuel system leaks will show themselves
as contamination on the surface of the liquid
that remains in the bilge. When you see such
contamination, you should look for its source.
Once or twice a year, pump the bilge areas dry and
remove all loose dirt. Be sure that all the limber
holes are open. Limber holes are the openings in the
stringers that allow water to flow from the outboard
areas of the bilge to the bilge sump.
Check the bilge pump float switch by moving it
manually. The bilge pump should start when the
float switch is raised and should stop when lowered.
If it does not, first try resetting the bilge pump
breakers, if the pump will still not run replace the
float switch before using your boat. The float switch
should also move freely without sticking, if it does
not, have it serviced or replaced before boating.
2. Engine
Engine failure or malfunction, when away from
shore, can be dangerous. Make certain you do the
following each time you use the boat:
•
Wipe off the engine to remove accumulated
dust, grease and oil.
•
Check all exposed nuts, bolts and screws for
tightness.
•
Inspect the belts for wear. If they do not
require replacement, check and adjust the belt
tension according to the engine manufacturer’s
recommendation.
•
Inspect engine wiring, and clean and tighten the
terminals on the engine electrical system.
•
Clean and lubricate the battery cables.
•
Add distilled water to the battery cells as
needed.
•
Refer to your Engine Operator’s Manual for
additional engine maintenance requirements.
3. Fuel System
•
Inspect the entire fuel system for evidence of
leakage, including the fuel tank fill lines and
vents. Any stain around a joint could be an
indication of a leak.
•
Test all fittings with a wrench to be sure they are
not loose, but do not forcefully overtighten the
fittings.
•
Clean fuel filters and vent screens.
! WARNING
DO NOT USE FLAMMABLE SOLVENTS to clean any
part of the bilge.
Fumes can accumulate and can be the source of an
explosion.
1. Oil
If there is oil contamination, look for leaks in engine
oil lines and engine gaskets. If parts of the bilge
have been stained by oil, the stain can be removed
using a bilge cleaner available from your dealer or
a marine store.
8.4
! WARNING
Work on electrical wiring can create shock hazards
or sparks.
Always shut off battery switch, breakers and/or
pull fuses before checking electrical wiring or
connectors.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
4. Wiring System
•
Check your first aid kit, making certain it is
complete and that the items in it have not passed
an expiration date.
•
Check all wiring for proper support.
•
Check all wiring insulation for signs of fraying
or chafing.
•
•
Check all terminals for corrosion - corroded
terminals and connectors should be replaced
or thoroughly cleaned.
Check the signaling equipment and emergency
flares. Make sure all items are within their
expiration dates.
•
Inspect the anchor, mooring and towing lines.
Repair or replace as required.
Tighten all terminals securely and spray them
with light marine preservative oil.
•
Check fire extinguishers for full charge.
•
5. Fittings, Hoses and Clamps
Inspect the entire bilge area for evidence
of damage or deterioration. Evidence of
deterioration will first appear around hull fittings,
hoses and clamps.
4. Winterization Checklist for
Boats Stored on Land
•
Straighten kinked hoses.
•
Store boat in a bow high attitude.
•
Replace any hose that does not feel pliable.
•
Remove hull drain plug.
•
Check all hose clamps for tightness and
corrosion. Corroded clamps must be replaced.
•
Pour one (1) pint (half-liter) of 50% water/
antifreeze mixture in each bilge pump sump.
•
Check the nuts, bolts and screws that retain
equipment, hoses, etc. in the bilge for tightness
and corrosion. Corroded fasteners must be
replaced.
•
B. Topside and Supplies
Once a year, you should undertake a thorough
review of the topside equipment, as well as of the
critical safety supplies on your boat.
•
Check cleats, rings, rails, etc. for loose or
corroded fasteners, breaks, sharp edges or
other conditions that could lead to malfunction or
unsafe use. Repair or replace as necessary.
•
Inspect PFDs (life jackets) for tears and
deterioration.
•
Make certain you have enough PFDs on board
for the maximum number of persons you can
carry.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
A. Boat Storage
B. Engines
•
Flush engines with fresh water.
•
Remove engine drain plugs.
Refer to your Engine Operator’s
Manual for detailed information on
preparing the engines for storage and
winterization.
C. Battery(ies)
•
Remove from boat. Remove the negative (-)
cable first, then the positive (+) cable.
•
Remove grease and dirt from top surface.
•
Grease terminal bolts.
•
Store on wooden pallet or thick plastic in a cool
dry place. Do not store on concrete.
8.5
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
•
Keep under a trickle charge.
•
When placing battery back into service, remove
excess grease from terminals, recharge as
necessary and reinstall in boat.
D. Head System
•
Flush entire system thoroughly with fresh
water.
•
Pump out holding tank.
•
Remove water line from inlet fitting located on back bottom half of water valve on head.
•
•
Blow air through the water lines removed from
the water pump.
NOTE: When blowing air be careful not to blow air
with all faucets closed. System could be damaged
by over pressurization and create water leaks.
•
Cover hose ends with screen or broad weave
cloth and tape in place to keep out dirt and
bugs.
Using nontoxic winterizing antifreeze:
•
Purchase a nontoxic winterizing antifreeze for
fresh water systems from a marine or RV supply
retailer.
Flush one (1) gallon (four liters) antifreeze mixed
with one gallon (four liters) of water through
toilet and let vacuum pump run for one or two
minutes.
•
With all water pumped out of the system add
nontoxic antifreeze to the water tank. Pour
in enough to be pumped to all faucets and
showers.
•
Shut FRESH WATER PUMP breaker OFF.
•
Close all faucets and turn on water system.
•
Pump out holding tank.
•
Open one faucet at a time. Close faucet when
nontoxic antifreeze comes out of faucet.
•
After all faucets and showers have been treated,
open all faucets and pump out remaining
nontoxic antifreeze.
E. Water System
•
Turn ON the FRESH WATER PUMP breaker.
•
O p e n wa t e r fa u c e t , l e t s y s t e m d ra i n
completely.
•
Turn OFF the FRESH WATER PUMP breaker.
•
Water must be removed from the water lines
with air pressure or flushed with a nontoxic
antifreeze.
Using pressurized air to remove water from
water lines:
•
You must have an air compressor with air hose
and air nozzle.
•
Remove water hoses from water pump.
•
Alternate opening one faucet at a time to make
sure water is removed from each line.
8.6
Water Heater Winterization
•
Refer to your water heater Owner’s Manual for
detailed information on preparing water heater
for storage and winterization.
F. Fuel System
Gasoline:
•
Fill fuel tank with gasoline and the recommended
amount of stabilizer and conditioner such as
“Stabil®”.
•
Run engine(s) for ten minutes to ensure that
all gasoline in the carburetor and fuel lines are
treated.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
Diesel:
C. Miscellaneous
•
Fill fuel tank with diesel and recommended
amount of biocide, “Biobor®”, which prevents
bacteria and fungi from contaminating diesel
fuel that contains some water.
•
•
Diesel fuel should also get a petroleum distillate
additive, such as “Stabil®” or Racor® RX100”.
This will absorb water in the fuel and prevent
freezing problems.
•
•
•
•
Run engine(s) for ten minutes to ensure that all
diesel fuel in injectors and fuel lines is treated.
DETAILED WINTERIZING, OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AND WARRANTY INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED BY
THE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER AND CAN BE
FOUND IN THE OWNER’S Package.
•
•
•
•
! CAUTION
Do not overfill. Filling a tank until the fuel flows from
vents is dangerous. Allow room for expansion.
5. Fitting out After Storage
A. Fuel System
Check the entire fuel system for loose connections,
worn hoses, leaks, etc. and repair. This is a primary
safety precaution.
Check fuel lines for damage and make sure that they
do not come in contact with any moving parts.
•
•
Check all thru-hull fittings for unobstructed
water passage. Be alert for any deteriorated
hoses and/or fittings below the water line which
might fail in service and admit water.
Test the navigation lights.
Check all wiring for loose connections.
Check all switches and equipment for proper
operation.
Check bilge blowers for proper operation. Turn
ON blowers and place hand over hull blower
vent to make sure air is coming from vent.
Anchor lines and gear should be inspected and
replaced if necessary.
Make sure the hull drain plug is in place and
tight.
Clean bilge thoroughly if it was not done at
lay-up.
Check all engine fluid levels.
Check fuel lines for damage and/or leaks. Make
sure that they do not come into contact with
moving parts.
6. Security Considerations
Be conscious of the security of your boat. Always
remove the keys from the ignition, lock hatches, lock
the cabin door, remove and stow any removable
electronic gear (fish finders, GPS, etc.) and personal
gear (fishing poles, etc.) normally left aboard your
boat.
B. Battery(ies)
Before installing the batteries, clean the terminal
posts with a wire brush or steel wool and then attach
the cables. After the cable clamps are tightened,
smear the post and clamps with vaseline or grease
to exclude air and acid. Do not apply grease before
attaching and tightening the terminal clamps.
Examine all wiring.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
8.7
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
7. Seacock Lubrication
•
With boat out of water, remove the hose from
top of the seacock.
•
Put seacock handle in closed position.
•
Add a few drops of lubricating oil inside.
•
Work handle back and forth a few times. Add oil
as needed.
•
Replace hose and tighten clamp.
•
Add a few drops of oil to the handle pivot
point.
Seacock
(Fig. 8.8.1)
Seacock
handle
Hose
Open
Hose clamps
Closed
Seacock body
Pivot point
8.8
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
8. Quick Reference Checklist
As the owner/operator of a Sea Ray® boat, you are responsible for the safe operation of your boat and the safety of
your passengers. Always be sure that required documents, navigational equipment and Coast Guard required safety
equipment is aboard and in proper working order.
A. Boarding the Boat*
General
1. Weather Conditions������������������������������������������������ Is it going to be safe to go out
2. Transom Drain Plug������������������������������������������������ Installed
3. PFDs and all other Coast Guard
required safety equipment............ Available for all children and adults
4. Ignition keys������������������������������������������������������������ Available
5. Tool Box������������������������������������������������������������������ Stocked with a variety of appropriate tools
Boat Systems
1. Bilge Pumps����������������������������������������������������������� Working. Discharge any appreciable amounts of water
overboard
2. Blowers������������������������������������������������������������������� Working. “Sniff” the bilge/engine compartment for fuel
odor
3. Navigation Lights���������������������������������������������������� Working. Have spare bulbs (and if applicable fuses)
aboard
4. Radio/Electronics���������������������������������������������������� Working
5. Horn������������������������������������������������������������������������ Working
6. Trim Tabs���������������������������������������������������������������� Full range of motion. No excessive play or binding
7. Fresh Water Tank ��������������������������������������������������� Filled and sanitized
8. Head System Holding Tank������������������������������������ Empty
9. Seacocks���������������������������������������������������������������� Engines & Generator Open (handle parallel to hose), Head System Holding Tank Closed (handle
perpendicular to hose)
Engine
1. Batteries����������������������������������������������������������������� Fully charged (Check water cell levels)
2. Fuel Tank���������������������������������������������������������������� Filled with recommended fuel
3. Fuel System������������������������������������������������������������ Check for leaks
4. Fuel Filters�������������������������������������������������������������� Check that filters are clean and tight
5. Diesel Racor Fuel Filters���������������������������������������� Check that filters are clean, tight and free of water
6. Engine Coolant Drain Plug������������������������������������� Secured
7. Steering Fluid��������������������������������������������������������� Full
8. Throttle & Gearshift Control Test���������������������������� Full range of motion
*Note: Many of these items should be checked before leaving the house.
Sea Ray Sport Yachts
8.9
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
Quick Reference Checklist (cont’d)
B. Preparing to Depart and After Launching
General
1. Bilge/Engine Compartment������������������������������������ “Sniff” the bilge/engine compartment for fuel odor. Run the bilge blowers for at least four (4) minutes.
2. Shore Power Cable������������������������������������������������� Disconnected from dockside power inlet
3. Lines, Fenders and Anchor������������������������������������� Ready for use
4. Passengers/Crew��������������������������������������������������� Instructed in duties for getting underway and fitted for a
correct size PFD
Engine
1. Battery Switches����������������������������������������������������� In the ON position
2. Fuel Valves (Diesel Only)��������������������������������������� Open
3. Engine Alarm���������������������������������������������������������� Test. Should sound after a few seconds
4. Gear Shift & Throttle Control���������������������������������� In NEUTRAL and IDLE positions
Starting the Engine*
1. Gearshift & Throttle Control������������������������������������ Shift in NEUTRAL (Refer to your Engine Owner’s Manual for start-up procedures for your specific
engine)
2. Ignition�������������������������������������������������������������������� Turn master ignition keys on DC distribution panel to the
ON position. Depress ignition switch on the helm switch
panel to START position until engine starts, then release
to RUN position (light on).
IMPORTANT: Do not continue to operate starter for more than ten (10) seconds without pausing
to allow starter motor to cool off for two (2) minutes. This also will allow the battery to recover
between starting attempts.*
! WARNING
Do not run the engine or generator in an enclosed
area, such as a closed boat house, as there is the
possibility of buildup and inhalation of carbon
monoxide.
*If engine fails to start, refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual for further troubleshooting procedures
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Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
Quick Reference Checklist (cont’d)
C. While Underway
General
1. Passengers/Crew��������������������������������������������������� Safely seated with PFDs on or immediately accessible
2. Lines, Fenders and Anchor������������������������������������� Stowed
Boat Systems
1. Trim Tabs���������������������������������������������������������������� Bring boat to “On Plane”. Adjust as necessary
2. Navigation Lights���������������������������������������������������� On at night or in reduced visibility
Engine
1. Tachometer������������������������������������������������������������� Engines operating in safe RPM range
2. Engine Gauges������������������������������������������������������� Continually monitor
3. Engine Operation���������������������������������������������������� Check idle and shift. Listen for abnormal noises
and visually check the engine compartment while
underway
D. Returning to Port
General
1. Passengers/Crew��������������������������������������������������� Instructed in duties for line handling
2. Lines and Fenders�������������������������������������������������� Ready for use
Boat Systems
1. Navigation Lights���������������������������������������������������� Turned OFF when secured
2. Anchor Light����������������������������������������������������������� ON if necessary
3. Bilge/Engine Compartment������������������������������������ “Sniff” the bilge/engine compartment for fuel odor. Run the bilge blowers if necessary. Check for water
in bilge. Run bilge pumps if necessary
Engine
1. Throttle & Gearshift Control������������������������������������ Bring to IDLE and NEUTRAL positions
2. Tachometer������������������������������������������������������������� Idle the engines for five (5) minutes to cool down
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Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
Quick Reference Checklist (cont’d)
3. Ignition�������������������������������������������������������������������� Depress Engine Stop switches on the helm switch
panel when engines are cooled down.
4. Engine Operation���������������������������������������������������� Check idle and shift. Listen for abnormal noises
E. Securing the Boat
General
1. Lines and Fenders�������������������������������������������������� Fenders in place, lines tied securely to dock
2. Shore Power Cable������������������������������������������������� Connected to dockside power inlet
Boat Systems
1. Seacocks���������������������������������������������������������������� Closed (handle perpendicular to hose)
2. Helm Switch Panel�������������������������������������������������� All switches in the OFF position
3. Gearshift & Throttle Control������������������������������������ In the NEUTRAL and IDLE positions
Engine
1. Ignition�������������������������������������������������������������������� Switched in the OFF position (lights off) and master
ignition keys removed from DC distribution panel
2. Battery Switch�������������������������������������������������������� In the OFF position
1. Fuel Valves (Diesel Only)��������������������������������������� Closed (handle perpendicular to hose)
F. If the Engine Does Not Start
No Starter Motor Response
1. Check gearshift control lever in the NEUTRAL position
2. Check battery condition for sufficient charge
3. Check battery cable connections tight and free from corrosion
4. Check battery switch in the ON position
5. Check starter motor and solenoid connections
6. Check ignition switch connections
Starter Motor Responds, But No Ignition
1. Check that fuel tanks are not empty
2. Check fuel filters and filter/water separators are clean
3. Check electrical connections on engine wiring harness and ignition wiring
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Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service & Maintenance
9. After Market Equipment Checklist
Any safety or operational equipment added to your boat after delivery should be checked for seaworthiness
and proper working condition. Use the area below to list any equipment and the proper operating condition
of that equipment before getting underway.
Equipment
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Proper Operating Condition
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10. Maintenance Log
Follow the recommended maintenance listed on pages 1 & 2 of this section and keep a record of this and
ALL maintenance performed on your boat. You might want to copy these pages before using them to have
blank ones available when these are full.
Date
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Maintenance Description
Engine Hours
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Section 9 • Care & Refinishing
Your new boat has been designed to provide you
with years of enjoyment and satisfaction. In order
to maintain the factory new appearance of your
boat, we recommend the use of 3M™ Marine's one
step Maintenance and Reconditioning Products
designed specifically for pleasure boats. Following
proper fiberglass maintenance guidelines will help
maintain your boat's performance, value, and
enjoyment.
In northern climates, a waxing at the start and end
of the boating season may suffice. In southern
climates, an application of wax every three months
will be required for adequate protection.
REFER TO THE OWNER’S MANUAL Package FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
! WARNING
1. Paint Cleaning Agents and
Other Substances
Gelcoat surfaces are slippery when wet.
Always wear nonslip footwear securely fastened to
your feet and hold on to rails or the boat structure.
! WARNING
! WARNING
EXPLOSION/FIRE HAZARD
Waxed surfaces are slippery.
Care and refinishing materials may contain
ingredients that are flammable or explosive. Do not
use such materials in the bilge
Shut off electrical power and ventilate when using
such materials anywhere on the boat or in the cabin.
Do not create sparks or use lighted materials.
Do not use products containing chlorine, phosphates,
perfumes and nondegradable ingredients. Consult
your marine dealer regarding environmental
regulations before painting the hull. Fumes can
last for hours, and chemical ingredients can harm
people, property and the environment. Common
household cleaning agents may cause hazardous
reactions. Read and understand directions on
all paint, cleaning and polishing materials before
using.
2. Fiberglass and Gelcoat
The fiberglass hull, deck and some interior parts
consist of a molded shell and exterior gelcoat. The
gelcoat is the outer surface, often colored, that
presents the shiny smooth appearance associated
with fiberglass products. This gelcoat surface
is painted or taped in some areas for styling
purposes.
Wash the gelcoat and fiberglass regularly with
clean, fresh water. Wax gelcoated surfaces to
maintain the luster.
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Do not wax areas that are usually walked on.
Keep Bilge Area Dry
Water may accumulate in the engine room where
it is not able to drain to the bilge pump. Check all
areas of the engine room for accumulated water and
dry thoroughly. Water left standing may penetrate
through the gelcoated surfaces and wick into the
fiberglass affecting the life of the product.
3. Stains and Scratches
Although gelcoat and painted surfaces are resistant
to deep stains, a need for cleaning will occasionally
arise. But, the use of some common cleaning agents
will permanently discolor or otherwise damage the
finish on your boat.
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Do not use abrasive porcelain-cleaning powders.
These are too abrasive and contain chlorine
and ammonia, either of which will permanently
discolor gelcoat and paint.
•
Never use nail polish remover (acetone) or any
ketone solvents.
•
Use diluted household detergents to remove
surface soil and stains. Before using a given
brand, check to make sure it contains no
chlorine or ammonia.
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•
Alcohol can be used to remove difficult stains.
But it must be promptly washed off with mild
detergent and water.
•
Minor scratches and deeper stains that do not
penetrate the gelcoat may be removed by light
sanding and buffing.
4. Permanently Moored or Docked
Boats
If permanently moored in salt water or fresh water,
your boat will collect marine growth on its bottom.
This will detract from the boat’s beauty and greatly
affect its performance. There are two methods of
preventing this:
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of time. Never use an abrasive like sandpaper or
steel wool on stainless. These may actually cause
rust. To help protect the stainless, we recommend
the use of a good car wax.
B. Salt Crystals
When instruments are exposed to a saltwater
environment, salt crystals may form on the bezel
and the plastic covers. These salt crystals should
be removed with a soft, damp cloth; never use
abrasives or rough, dirty cloths to wipe plastic parts.
Mild household detergents or plastic cleaners can
be used to keep the instruments bright and clean.
REFER TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL Package FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
Periodically haul the boat out of the water and
scrub the bottom with a bristle brush and a
solution of soap and water.
7. Gauge and Switch Panels
Paint the hull below the waterline with a good
grade of antifouling paint. DO NOT paint the
engine drive surfaces.
No special care is needed. Just wipe off with a soft,
fresh water damp cloth to remove dust or salt. Dry
after with chamois or soft cloth. Use of protective
chemicals is not required.
NOTE: There are EPA regulations regarding bottom
paint application. Consult your Sea Ray® dealer for
proper application methods.
NOTE: Do not use any chemicals to clean or protect
gauge lenses.
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5. Care for Bottom Paint
From time to time a slight algae or slime forms on
all vessels. The bottom painted portion of the hull
can be wiped off with a coarse Turkish towel or a
piece of old rug while the boat is in the water. Do
not use a stiff or abrasive material to clean the
bottom paint.
The bottom paint should be inspected annually. If it
needs repainting consult your Sea Ray® dealer.
6. Topside Areas
A. Stainless Steel and Alloy Fittings
Stainless steel and alloy fittings should be cleaned
with soap and water or household glass cleaner.
Remove rust spots as soon as possible with a
brass, silver or chrome cleaner. Irreversible pitting
will develop under rust that remains for any period
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8. Acrylic Plastic Sheeting
(Plastic Glass)
Never use a dry cloth or duster or glass cleaning
solutions on acrylic.
To clean acrylic, first flood it with water to wash off
as much dirt as possible. Next, use your bare hand,
with plenty of water, to feel and dislodge any caked
dirt or mud. A soft, grit-free cloth may then be used
with a nonabrasive soap or detergent. A soft sponge,
kept clean for this purpose, is excellent. Blot dry with
a clean damp chamois.
Grease and oil may be removed from acrylic
with kerosene, hexane, white (not aviation or
ethyl) gasoline or aliphatic naphtha (no aromatic
content).
Do not use solvents such as acetone, silicone
spray, benzine, carbon tetrachloride, fire
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extinguisher fluid, dry cleaning fluid or lacquer
thinner on acrylic, since they attack the
surface.
Remove fine scratches with fine automotive acrylic
rubbing and polishing compounds.
9. Canvas and Clear Vinyl
Do not fold or store any of the canvas pieces
while wet. All canvas should be rolled or folded
when dry and stored in a clean, dry place. For clear
vinyl pieces, the recommended methods for storage
are rolling or laying down flat. The clear vinyl should
never be folded or creased as cracking will result.
To protect the clear vinyl from rubbing against itself
while rolled or stored flat, place a piece of very soft,
nonabrasive cloth between the pieces. If the surface
of the clear vinyl becomes scratched, the canvas
manufacturer has provided a canvas care sheet
located in your Owner’s Manual Package. When
storing the rear (aft) curtain, fold the canvas over
the clear vinyl window (do not fold clear vinyl), then
roll or store flat.
The fabric should be cleaned regularly before
substances such as dirt, pollen, etc. are allowed to
accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric.
The fabric can be cleaned without being removed
from the installation. Simply brush off any loose
dirt, particles, etc.; hose down and clean with a mild
solution of a natural soap in lukewarm water (no more
than 100°F, 38°C); rinse thoroughly to remove soap.
DO NOT USE DETERGENTS. Allow to completely
dry.
Wash and clean vinyl windows with a warm soap
solution. Use a soft cloth or sponge and do not
scratch the surface.
If you have stubborn cleaning cases, call your dealer
for proper procedures. Do not try your own cleaning
procedures as they may permanently damage the
canvas.
After each use, especially in salt water areas, rinse
the canvas completely with fresh cold water. Then
let the canvas dry completely before stowing.
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All metal components of the canvas should be rinsed
with fresh cold water and exposed components
wiped dry to maintain appearance and working
order.
10. Exterior Upholstery Fabric
Exterior fabrics should be cleaned with a sponge
or very soft scrub brush and a mild soap and warm
water solution. After scrubbing, rinse with plenty of
cold, clean water and allow the fabric to air dry in
a well ventilated place, preferably away from direct
sunlight.
Mildew can occur if your boat does not have adequate
ventilation. Heat alone will not prevent mildew; you
must also provide for fresh air circulation.
REFER TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL Package FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
11. Interior Upholstery Fabric
NOTICE
Always clean spots, stains, etc., immediately. Test
an unseen area of fabric before cleaning stain, to
insure that cleaning material will not cause damage.
Cleaning and maintenance information provided
by the material manufacturer, is in your Owner’s
Manual Package.
REFER TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL Package
FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND OTHER CLEANING
INFORMATION.
12. Teak
Teak does not require refinishing but should be
cleaned occasionally with a teak cleaner, obtainable
at marine supply stores. Do not use steel wool in
cleaning teak - it leaves rust specks. Bronze wool is
available and should be used. Several penetrating
protective coatings are available for treating teak
and their use is considered advantageous. Because
some cleaners can damage gelcoats, aluminum
and other materials on your boat, always consult
the directions before using any cleaner.
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