Baja Marine 23 Boat User Manual

Baja Marine
Owner’s Manual
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23 Outlaw
Owner’s Manual Part Number: MRP 1810950
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Baja Marine Corporation, 2600 Sea Ray Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37914
For information call 1-865-971-6270 or fax 1-865-971-6716
Internet address:
http://www.bajamarine.com
Welcome
Congratulations on becoming the new owner of
the world’s #1 performance boat. Baja® Marine
Corporation welcomes you into our worldwide and
ever-expanding family of boating enthusiasts.
The Owner’s Manual Packet, to be kept on board
your Baja, gives you important information on all
the features of your Baja. For years of troublefree boating, take the time to carefully review
the information in your Owner’s Manual Packet
and really get to know your boat. Everyone that
operates the boat should read this manual.
The Owner ’s Manual Packet contains the
following:
•
Owner’s Manual: The Owner’s Manual gives
you important operating and safety information,
as well as reminders about your responsibilities
as a boat owner/operator.
•
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
Information: This section of your Owner’s
Manual Packet contains information from the
manufacturers of equipment installed on your
boat. Examples include the engine, engine
control and steering system. Throughout
the Owner’s Manual you will be referred to
information provided by manufacturers of
specific systems.
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 Manual Packet, please consult your
authorized dealer for assistance.
Thank You For Selecting A Baja®!
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Introduction
1. This Manual
•
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The material within this manual and your Owner’s
Manual Packet:
•
State Boating Offices
•Gives you basic safety information
Contact your dealer or the Boat/U.S. Foundation at
1-800-336-2628
•
Describes the features of your boat
•
Describes the equipment on your boat
•
Describes the fundamentals of boat use
•
Contains service and maintenance information
You must learn to operate this boat as well as
read, understand and use this manual.
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
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
•
Registration: In addition to the registration
requirements for your boat in the state where it is
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.
3. Sources of Information
In North America, contact one of the following for
boating courses:
•
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
•
U.S. Power Squadron
•
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
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•Yacht Club
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.
4. Dealer Responsibilities
In addition to a pre-delivery 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 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 complete Owner’s Manual Packet
If you do not receive all of these materials, or have
any questions, contact your dealer or call: 1-865-971-6270.
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 Baja®
warranty is on the warranty information card in your
packet and is repeated in this section.
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Introduction
6. Hull Identification Number (HIN)
The “Hull Identification Number” located on the
starboard side of the transom, is the most important
identifying factor and must be included in all
correspondence and orders. Failure to include it
creates delays. Also of vital importance are the
engine serial numbers and part numbers when
writing about or ordering parts for your engine. Refer
to the Engine Operator’s Manual for locations of
engine serial numbers and record them for future
reference.
7. Manufacturer’s Certification
Hull Identification Number Location
(Fig. 1.1)
HIN Number
uses the well known Standards and Recommended
Practices of the ABYC American Boat and Yacht
Council.
Baja Marine Corporation participates extensively
in the American Boat and Yacht Council 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 Baja boat.
Finally, Baja 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 CE (Common
European) mark. This mark, much like the NMMA
certification in the U.S., gives you, the boat owner,
specific information concerning your craft.
8. Service, Parts and Repair for
Your Boat
When your boat needs service, parts or repair,
take it to an authorized Baja® Marine dealer. To
find a dealer in your area, visit our website at www.
bajamarine.com, or call:
Domestic/International
1-865-971-6270
Fax: 1-865-971-6716
As a boat manufacturer, Baja 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. Baja ensures that all
of its products comply with these laws.
The NMMA, National Marine Manufacturers
Association, provides Baja 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 Baja participates in
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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 Baja®
Marine at 1-865-971-6270 and ask to speak with
a customer service representative.
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About Your Express Limited Warranty
Baja Marine offers an Express Limited Warranty on
each new Baja purchased through an authorized
Baja dealer. A copy of the Limited Warranty was
included in your owner’s packet. If for any reason,
you did not receive a copy of the Limited Warranty,
please contact your local dealer or call 1-865-9716270 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, Baja Marine covers
structural fiberglass deck or hull defects which
occur within five (5) years of the date of delivery
and parts found to be defective in factory material
or workmanship within one (1) year of the date of
delivery. In addition, laminate blisters resulting
from defects in factory material or workmanship
are covered for three (3) years from the original
date of purchase, or four (4) years from date of
manufacture.
Baja’s obligation under the Limited Warranty is
limited to repair or replacement of parts that are
judged defective by Baja Marine and does not
include transportation, haul out, or other expenses.
The foregoing is the sole and exclusive remedy
provided by Baja Marine.
The Limited Warranty does not cover engines, stern
drives, controls, propellers, batteries, trailers, or
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other equipment or accessories carrying their own
individual warranties, nor does the Limited Warranty
cover engines, parts or accessories not installed by
Baja Marine. The Limited Warranty does not cover
cosmetic gel coat finish. Boats used for commercial
purpose are excluded from coverage. See the Baja
Marine Express Limited Transferable Warranty for
other exclusions.
BAJA MARINE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS. NEITHER BAJA MARINE 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 new owner upon the new owner’s
written request to Baja Marine Corporation, 2600 Sea
Ray Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37914 and accompanied
by the payment to Baja Marine Corporation of fifty
dollars ($50.00).
Thank you for your decision to buy a Baja.
The Baja Marine Express Limited Transferable
Warranty is subject to change at any time at Baja’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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Introduction
1. This Manual.............................................................iii
2. Your Responsibilities...............................................iii
3. Sources of Information............................................iii
4. Dealer Responsibilities............................................iii
5. Warranties...............................................................iii
6. Hull Identification Number (HIN)............................. iv
7. Manufacturer’s Certification.................................... iv
8. Service, Parts and Repair for Your Boat................. iv
About Your Express Limited Warranty.......................... v
Section 1 • Safety
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Safety Labels........................................................ 1.1
Legally Mandated Minimum Required
Equipment.......................................................... 1.2
Fire Extinguishing System.................................... 1.2
Carbon Monoxide................................................. 1.2
Lifesaving Equipment........................................... 1.4
Additional Recommended Equipment for Safe
Operation........................................................... 1.5
7. Impaired Operation............................................... 1.5
8. Load Capacity...................................................... 1.5
9. Power Capacity.................................................... 1.6
10. Stability............................................................... 1.6
11. Maintain Control.................................................. 1.7
12. Weather.............................................................. 1.7
13. Chart Your Course.............................................. 1.8
14. Water Sports....................................................... 1.9
A. Swimming...................................................... 1.9
B. Skiing............................................................. 1.9
C. Diving.......................................................... 1.10
15. Emergency Situations...................................... 1.10
A. Medical Emergency..................................... 1.10
B. Water Rescue.............................................. 1.10
C. Fire.............................................................. 1.11
D. Flooding, Swamping and Capsizing............ 1.11
E. Collisions and Leaking................................. 1.11
F. Grounding.................................................... 1.12
G. Propulsion, Control or Steering Failure....... 1.12
16. Safety Hotlines................................................. 1.12
17. International Requirements.............................. 1.12
18. Environmental Considerations......................... 1.13
A. Fuel and Oil Spillage................................... 1.13
B. Waste Disposal............................................ 1.13
C. Excessive Noise.......................................... 1.13
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D. Wake/Wash................................................. 1.13
19. Nautical Terms.................................................. 1.14
20.Key to Symbols on Controls & Prints............... 1.15
21. Warning Label Locations.................................. 1.17
Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
1. Docking/Lifting/Trailering...................................... 2.1
2. Passenger Locations............................................ 2.1
3. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances (United
States Standard S.A.E.)..................................... 2.2
4. Propulsion System............................................... 2.3
5. Propellers............................................................. 2.3
7. Description of Major Controls............................... 2.5
A. Gear Shift and Throttle Control...................... 2.5
B. Power Trim Unit and Gauge.......................... 2.5
C. Trailer Switch................................................. 2.6
D. Trim Tabs (Optional)...................................... 2.6
E. Ignition Shutdown Switch.............................. 2.7
F. Engine Alarm System..................................... 2.7
8. Important Gauges................................................. 2.7
A. Tachometer and Hour Meter.......................... 2.7
9. Navigation and Anchor Lights............................... 2.8
B. Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Voltmeter
and Fuel Gauges............................................ 2.8
Section 3 • Using Your Boat
1. Pre-Launch, Launch and Post-Launch Checklist3.1
2. Trailer Launching and Loading............................. 3.2
3. Fueling the Boat................................................... 3.2
4. Boarding............................................................... 3.3
5. Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s)...................... 3.3
6. Passenger Instruction and Location..................... 3.3
7. Starting the Engine............................................... 3.4
8. Shifting to Drive the Boat...................................... 3.5
9. Stopping the Engine............................................. 3.6
10. Steering System................................................. 3.6
Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
1. Bilge..................................................................... 4.1
A. Fuel & Oil Spillage......................................... 4.1
B. Drain Plug...................................................... 4.1
C. Bilge Pumps.................................................. 4.1
D. Bilge Blower(s).............................................. 4.2
2. Engines and Stern Drive...................................... 4.2
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B.
C.
D.
Maintenance & Service.................................. 4.2
Vibration & Causes........................................ 4.2
Impact to Stern Drive..................................... 4.3
Propeller Removal and Installation................ 4.3
Section 5 • Fuel System
1. Fuel System......................................................... 5.1
2. Fueling Precautions.............................................. 5.2
A. Static Electricity and the Fuel System........... 5.2
B. General:......................................................... 5.2
C. Before and During Fueling – Checklist:........ 5.2
D. After Fueling – Checklist:............................... 5.3
Section 6 • Electrical Systems
1. Electrical Systems ............................................... 6.1
A. Batteries........................................................ 6.1
B. Ignition Protection.......................................... 6.1
C. Breakers and/or Fuses.................................. 6.2
D. Fuse Panel.................................................... 6.2
2. Electrolytic Corrosion & Zinc Anodes................... 6.2
3. Marine Electronic Cathodic Anti-corrosion System
(Mercathode®).................................................... 6.3
4. Electrical Systems................................................ 6.3
Section 7 • Options & Accessories
1. Options & Accessories Locations......................... 7.1
2. Automatic Fire Extinguisher System (Option)....... 7.2
3. Canvas................................................................. 7.2
A. Canvas Care and Maintenance..................... 7.3
B. Trailering With Canvas.................................. 7.3
4. Horn...................................................................... 7.3
5. Swim Platform w/ Ladder (Optional)..................... 7.3
6. Depth Finder (Optional)........................................ 7.3
7. Head Systems...................................................... 7.3
8. Stereo Systems.................................................... 7.4
9. Exhaust Systems.................................................. 7.4
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 Land8.5
A. Boat Storage.................................................. 8.5
B. Engines.......................................................... 8.5
C. Battery(ies).................................................... 8.5
D. Head System................................................. 8.6
E. Fuel Systems................................................. 8.6
5. Fitting Out After Storage....................................... 8.6
A. Fuel System................................................... 8.6
B. Battery(ies).................................................... 8.6
C. Miscellaneous................................................ 8.7
6. Security Considerations....................................... 8.7
7. Power Steering System Maintenance.................. 8.7
8. Quick Reference Checklist................................... 8.8
A. Boarding the Boat*........................................ 8.8
B. Preparing to Depart and After Launching...... 8.9
C. Departing..................................................... 8.10
E. Securing the Boat......................................... 8.11
F. If the Engine Does Not Start......................... 8.11
9. After Market Equipment Checklist...................... 8.12
10. Maintenance Log.............................................. 8.13
Section 9 • Care & Refinishing
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Paint Cleaning Agents & Other Substances......... 9.1
Fiberglass & Gelcoat............................................ 9.1
Stains & Scratches............................................... 9.1
Permanently Moored or Docked Boats................ 9.2
Topside Areas....................................................... 9.2
A. Stainless Steel and Alloy Fittings................... 9.2
B. Salt Crystals.................................................. 9.2
Acrylic Plastic Sheeting (Plastic Glass)................ 9.2
Canvas and Clear Vinyl........................................ 9.2
Exterior Upholstery Fabric.................................... 9.3
Interior Upholstery Fabric..................................... 9.3
Index
Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service, &
Maintenance
1. Summary Guide For Inspection, Service and
Maintenance....................................................... 8.1
2. Useful Service Information................................... 8.3
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Information in this publication is based upon the latest product specifications available at printing. Baja®
Marine Corporation reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice, in the colors, equipment,
specifications, materials and prices of all models, or to discontinue models. Should changes in production models
be made, Baja® Marine is not obligated to make similar changes or modifications to models sold prior to the date
of such changes.
Owner’s Manual
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Printed in the U.S.A. October 2005
© Baja Marine Corporation • A Brunswick Company
MRP #1810950
Baja Marine Corporation 2600 Sea Ray Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37914
For information call 1-865-971-6270 or fax 1-865-971-6716
Internet Address: http://www.bajamarine.com
The following are registered trademarks of the Brunswick Corporation: Baja® & The Swoosh Logo
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Section 1 • Safety
SAFE boating means:
1. Safety Labels
•Knowing the limitations of your boat
Safety precautions are given throughout this
manual and labels are mounted at key locations
throughout the boat. This safety information advises
the owner/operator and passengers of imperative
safety precautions to follow when operating and/or
servicing equipment.
•
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 and the operator's
capability
•
Do not remove or obstruct any safety label.
•
Replace any label which becomes illegible.
Replacement safety labels can be obtained by
calling your dealer or Baja Marine at 1-865-9716270.
•Never boating when the operator is under the
influence of drugs or alcohol
•
Being aware of your passenger's safety at all
times
•
Reducing speed when there is limited visibility,
rough water, and nearby people in the water,
boats, or structures
The meanings associated with each of the four basic
types of labels are:
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:
•
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.
•
DANGER - Immediate hazards which WILL result
in severe personal injury or death if the warning
is ignored.
!
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.
Ensure that the Coast Guard required safety
equipment is on board and functions. (See page
1.2)
WARNING
WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which
COULD result in severe personal injury or death
if the warning is ignored.
!
CAUTION
CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which
could result in minor or moderate injury if the
warning is ignored.
NOTICE
Information which is important to proper operation
or maintenance, but is not hazard-related.
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Section 1 • Safety
2. Legally Mandated Minimum
Required Equipment
Consult your national or state boating law
enforcement agency.
The following equipment is the minimum required by the
U.S. Coast Guard for a boat less than 26' [7.9 meters]
in length.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs): 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 1.4 for a description
of these PFD classifications. Always wear a PFD when
boating.
Fire Extinguisher - Portable: If no fixed fire extinguishing
system is installed in the engine and generator spaces,
the U.S. Coast Guard requires one (1) Type B1 fire
extinguisher be on board. The American Boat and Yacht
Council (ABYC) recommends that you have two (2) Type
ABC fire extinguishers on board. One is to be located
at the helm station and the other in the cabin, near the
cockpit door.
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, be readily accessible, in serviceable condition
and not expired. Store pyrotechnic signals in a wellmarked waterproof container in a dry location.
The dashboard 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.
When discharge 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 permits the fire-extinguishing
vapor to "soak" the compartment long enough for hot
metals and fuels to cool. Have portable extinguishers
at hand and ready to use in case the fire re-ignites. Do
not breathe fumes or vapors caused by the fire.
4. Carbon Monoxide
!
Fumes from engines, generators, and other equipment
and appliances using burning fuel contain odorless,
colorless carbon monoxide gas.
Carbon monoxide can cause brain damage or death.
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.
!
Your boat may be equipped with the optional automatic fire
extinguisher 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.
DANGER
In rainy and/or cold weather, fresh air must circulate
through boat to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
!
Other: Your Baja boat is equipped with the required
navigation lights, engine exhaust and ventilation
systems.
3. Fire Extinguishing System
DANGER
DANGER
Sleeping on boat requires an operating Carbon Monoxide
detection system in each sleeping location.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are dizziness,
ears ringing, headaches, nausea and unconsciousness.
Get fresh air if anyone shows signs of carbon monoxide
poisoning, and/or if carbon monoxide detector alarm
sounds.
A poisoning victim's skin often turns cherry red. Because
carbon monoxide gas (CO) is odorless, colorless and
tasteless, it is unlikely to be noticed until a person is
overcome.
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Dangerous concentrations of carbon monoxide will be
present if:
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.
•
the engine exhaust systems leak;
•
a nearby vessel's engine is running
•
•
insufficient fresh air is circulating where people are
present; and
Do not idle engine without moving boat for more than
15 minutes at a time.
•
•
fumes move from the rear of the boat into the cockpit
and cabin area.
Inspect the exhaust system regularly. (See Section
8, Required Inspection, Service and Maintenance.)
Figure 1.3.1 gives examples of boat operating 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 appliances.
•
Be sure to have sufficient ventilation when using
canvas or window-type side curtains when underway,
anchored, moored or docked.
•
If a convertible or camper top is installed, operate
with the forward hatch open and leave cabin door
open.
•
Operate all burning fuel appliances, such as charcoal,
propane, LPG, CNG or alcohol cooking devices in
If CO poisoning is suspected, have the victim breathe
fresh air deeply. If breathing stops, resuscitate. A
victim often revives, then relapses because organs are
damaged by lack of oxygen. Seek immediate medical
attention.
Carbon Monoxide Monitor
Your boat has a carbon monoxide (CO) monitor mounted
in the cabin. The CO monitor is an electronic instrument
that detects CO. When there is a build-up of CO in the
cabin, the monitor will alert the occupants by a flashing
DANGER light and alarm.
Read and under stand the CO monitor information and
operating instructions. It is extremely important that you
become totally familiar with your CO monitor and its
functions.
Examples of How High Levels of Carbon
Monoxide May Accumulate
(Fig 1.3.1)
Illustration #A
Illustration #D
Operating engine and/or generator
in confined spaces.
Blocking Hull Exhausts. Operating
at slow speed or dead in the water.
Illustration #E
Illustration #B
Using canvas curtains.
Operating with the bow high.
Illustration #F
Illustration #C
Winds blowing exhaust toward
boat occupants.
Good ventilation.
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5. Lifesaving Equipment
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(FIG. 1.4.3)
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.
(FIG. 1.4.4)
Throwable Devices (Type IV) –
horseshoe buoys, ring buoys and
buoyant cushions are designed to be
grasped, not worn.
WARNING
Have all passengers and the operator wear a
Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times when
boating.
When someone is overboard, it can be too late to
have them put on a PFD.
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.
(FIG. 1.4.5)
Boat operators are required to carry 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 non-swimmers 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. 1.4.1)
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.
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 non-swimmers 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 instruction 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.
(FIG. 1.4.2)
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
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6. Additional Recommended
Equipment for Safe Operation
Pliers (regular, vise-grip, and tongue & groove)
Wrenches (box, open-end, allen, adjustable)
In addition to legally mandated equipment, the
following items are necessary for safe boating
especially if your boat is out of sight of land.
Socket set (metric or U.S. standard as appropriate)
•
First aid kit
•
Visual distress signals for day and night
use (required in some areas; consult local
regulations)
•
Charts of your intended cruising area
•
Compass
Hammer
•Spare parts kit (spark plugs, fuses, hose clamps
and ask your dealer to recommend other
parts)
Marine VHF radio with weather channels
•
Emergency position-indicating radio beacon
(EPIRB)
•
Manual bilge pump
•
Moisture repellent
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.
!
•Anchor, chain and line (The anchor must be
properly sized for your boat. Ask your dealer
or marine supply store for recommendations.)
Mooring lines
•
Fenders
•
Boat hook
•
Waterproof flashlight(s)
•
Extra batteries for flashlights and portable
electronic devices
•Spare keys
Instruction manuals for engine and
accessories
Assorted screwdrivers (Phillips and flat blade)
Drugs and/or alcohol impair the operator's ability to
control the boat safely.
8. Load Capacity
•High power spotlight, if you intend to boat at
night
Tool kit:
WARNING
Death or serious injury can result from improper boat
operation.
•
•
Extra propeller
7. Impaired Operation
•
•Lubricating oil
Utility Knife
•
•GPS or Loran position locating devices
•
Electrical tape and duct tape
The certification plate (see Figure 1.6.1 & 1.6.2),
located on the dash 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 information present on the certification plate
does not relieve the operator from responsibility.
Use common sense and sound judgement when
placing equipment and/or passengers in your
boat.
•
Do not load to capacity in poor weather or rough
water.
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The number of seats does not indicate how
many people a boat can safely carry in poor
weather and rough water.
23 OUTLAW CE OPTION CERTIFICATION PLATE
(INTERNATIONAL) (EXAMPLE) (FIG. 1.6.2)
baja marine corp.
•Above idle speed, all passengers must be
seated on the seats provided.
6 PERSONS OR 1600 LBS.
2000 POUNDS, PERSONS, GEAR
THIS BOAT COMPLIES WITH U.S. COAST
GUARD SAFETY STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON
THE DATE OF CERTIFICATION
MANUFACTURER: BAJA MARINE CORPORATION
bucyrus, oh
MODEL: 23 Outlaw
DESIGN COMPLIANCE WITH NMMA REQUIREMENTS BELOW IS
VERIFIED MFR. RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCTION CONTROL
LOAD AND CAPACITY * COMPARTMENT VENTILATION
STEERING, FUEL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
NAVIGATION LIGHTS * BASIC FLOTATION
MANEUVERABILITY
Certified
NMMA
NATIONAL MARINE MANUFACTURERS ASSN.
!
WARNING
When engine is running, keep passengers away from
areas not designed for riding, such as seat backs,
bow, gunwales, transom platform, front and rear
decks and on sun pads.
Passengers can fall overboard if not seated properly
on the seats provided.
!
DANGER
Never carry more weight or passengers than
indicated on the certification plate, regardless of
weather or water conditions.
The boat can capsize, swamp or sink.
maximum
6
23 Outlaw DOMESTIC CERTIFICATION PLATE
(EXAMPLE) (FIG. 1.6.1)
MAXIMUM CAPACITIES
23 Outlaw
0609
C
+
= 1145
= 317
9. Power Capacity
The engine options available for your boat have
been selected as the best suited for general use
for this size boat. Do not install an engine larger
than the largest option available. Your boat will be
difficult to handle and will be less stable.
Your Baja® has been equipped with a propeller which
our tests have shown to be the best suited for general
use with your 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 an extra propeller aboard in
case you damage the one in use.
10. 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.
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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.
!
WARNING
Distribute passengers and gear as uniformly as
possible from front to rear and left to right.
Reduce boat loading if weather, water or other
conditions are adverse.
General Considerations
11. 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 her or his attention
focused not only on what's ahead but what's on the
left, right and behind the boat.
•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 the fundamentals of operating
your boat in case you are unable to do so.
•You are responsible for passengers' actions. If they
place themselves or the boat in danger immediately
correct them.
Observe the safety rules listed below:
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 been 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:
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 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.
The manufacturer's load rating is the maximum
allowed under calm conditions.
!
The operator must always be alert to approaching boats
(from the rear, right and left sides, as well as those
ahead). In addition, the operator must be on the lookout
for people in the water, partially submerged debris, and
other navigational hazards such as rocks, sand bars,
and dangerous currents, to name a few.
- visibility is impaired;
- in rough water; and
- 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.
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.
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.
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D. Sheltered waters
Maximum speed: 15 knots (18 mph)
Maximum wave height: 0.5 meters (1.5 feet)
Boat use is limited to small lakes, rivers and
canals.
Your 23 Outlaw boat is Design Category C.
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!
!
•
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 a 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. 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
DANGER
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOAT IN
SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
!
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR
Hitting an object in or under the water or boating in
dangerous currents can cause serious injury or death
to boat occupants.
GET TO SHORE BEFORE
THE WEATHER TURNS BAD
You must know where the hazards are and avoid
them.
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 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:
•
WARNING
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.
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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(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're going. A float plan
describes your intended cruising course and itinerary,
boat description, and your expected time and date or
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.
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B. Skiing
WARNING
Shut engine off if an object is struck or if you run
aground.
!
WARNING
Skiers must wear an approved PFD.
Check for hull leaks and drive line damage, before
restarting engine.
Use hand pump if bilge pumps don't remove water.
•Anyone who water skis must know how to swim.
Boat very slowly, if you must proceed with a damaged
drive line.
•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.
14. Water Sports
!
•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.
WARNING
Your boat can kill or injure persons in the water.
•Learn the signals to communicate with a skier. The
skier is to control the boat through hand signals. (See
Figure 1.9.1)
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.
SKIING SIGNALS (FIG. 1.9.1)
When engine is running, close and lock transom
door and do not permit anyone to use boarding
ladder and swim platform.
A. Swimming
•
Do not permit anyone to swim from a moving boat,
or a boat with an engine running.
•
Many localities prohibit swimming from boats except
in designated areas.
•
Make sure boat's engine is turned off and the stern
drive is fully down before allowing people to swim
anywhere near your boat. Shut the engine OFF
and remove the key from the ignition switch so
that nobody will accidentally start the engine while
swimmers are nearby.
•
Turn off engine when taking swimmers or skiers
aboard or when they are entering the water. Never
permit use of the transom swim platform while engine
is running.
•Slow down and look for swimmers or skiers when
cruising in an area where there might be persons in
the water.
Turn - Arm raised, circle with index finger extended.
Skier in Water - Extend one ski vertically out of water.
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.
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Faster - Thumb pointed up or palm up, move hand up
and down.
Speed OK - Raise arm and form a circle with thumb and
index finger.
Stop - Raise arm with palm vertical and facing
forward.
Turn Right - Extend right arm out from body to the
right.
Do not water ski in congested areas.
•Keep the boat and skier away from navigation
markers.
•Stay well clear of other boats and skiers.
15. Emergency Situations
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
imperative that you know how to react, in order to protect
the lives in your care.
Turn Left - Extend left arm out from body to the left.
OK After a Fall - Clasp hands together overhead.
!
•
ASSISTING OTHER BOATERS
WARNING
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.
If the skier suddenly releases the tow rope, it can
backlash into the cockpit. Spotters who are watching
the skier must be made aware of this fact and be
prepared to deflect the rope by hand to avoid injury.
C. Diving
A. Medical Emergency
Recognize and respect diving flags. (See Figure
1.10.1) Keep at least 30 meters (100 feet) away.
Sport Divers Flag – Red flag with diagonal white
stripe marks a diver in the water.
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.
Code Alpha Flag – Blue and white pennant
designates boat being used in dive operations
B. Water Rescue
DIVERS FLAGS
(FIG. 1.10.1)
RED
BLUE
A person who has fallen overboard will die from
hypothermia in water temperatures below 70°F if not
rescued quickly. Water rescue consist of three steps:
returning to the victim, making contact with the victim,
and getting the victim back on board.
WHITE
WHITE
Returning to the Victim
SPORT DIVER'S
FLAG
•
CODE ALPHA
FLAG
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.
In General
When engaged in water sports, be safe and courteous
to others sharing the water:
•
•
Making Contact
Be considerate to fishermen.
Throw a life preserver, even if the person is wearing
a PFD. It will serve as another marker.
•Slow the boat and circle toward the victim.
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Try to approach heading into the wind or into the
waves.
•Keep the victim on the right (starboard) side so the
boat operator has the victim constantly in sight.
•
When almost alongside, stop the engine in gear to
prevent propeller "windmilling."
D. Flooding, Swamping and Capsizing
In the event of flooding, swamping or capsizing:
•
Try to shut off engines, generators and blowers
before leaving the boat.
Getting Back Aboard
•Have everyone put on Personal Flotation Devices
(PFDs).
•
•Account for all who were on board.
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.
•
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.
•Handle the victim with care. Spinal injuries may have
occurred.
C. Fire
Fire is a serious boating hazard. Boats can 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.
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.
•
Throw burning materials overboard, if possible.
•
If the fire is accessible, empty the contents of fire
extinguishers at the base of the flames.
•
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.
•
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.
E. Collisions and Leaking
In the event of collisions and leaking:
•Slow down or stop to reduce water intake, unless
maintaining speed will keep the hole above water.
•Switch on bilge pump.
•
Operate manual bilge pump, if the powered bilge
pump 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.
•Signal for help.
•Grab distress signals and survival gear. Put on
PFDs. Prepare to abandon ship.
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F. Grounding
16. Safety Hotlines
In the event of running aground:
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.
•
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 a risk
of injury, the boat should be moved away from
hard obstructions, and toward open water with soft
ground.
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
The U.S. Coast Guard offers many pamphlets on
safety and other information not covered in this
manual. Contact your local Coast Guard unit or call
the toll-free safety hotlines 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.
17. International Requirements
If the drive train fails, or the controls or steering do
not respond properly or at all:
•Shut off engine.
This vessel and its systems have been constructed
in accordance with standards and specifications in
effect at the time of manufacture as published by
the various regulatory authorities listed below.
•
Put out the anchor to prevent drifting.
1. Ministere De La Mer – France
•
Determine whether or not you can repair the problem
yourself. See the proper manuals for assistance
in troubleshooting the engine, steering and engine
controls.
2. Registro Italiano Navale – Italy
If you are not sure you can fix the problem, or if
conditions are adverse, signal for help.
5. J.C.I. (Japan Craft Inspection) – Japan
•
3. Det Norske Veritas – Norway
4.Securite des Nauires – Canada
6.N.K.K. (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) – Japan
7. B.S.I. (British Standards Institute) – England
8. Ministerio Obras Publicas Y Transporters – Spain
9. EC Recreational Craft Directive – European
Community
Further information concerning these requirements
may be obtained from Baja® Marine Customer
Service: 1-865-971-6270.
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18. Environmental Considerations
B. Waste Disposal
The following warning is offered for boats sold in
the State of California in accordance with California
Heath & Safety Code §§ 25249.5-.13:
•
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 form shore.
!
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
It is illegal for any vessel to dump plastic trash anywhere
in the ocean or navigable waters of the United States.
• Engine and generator fuel, and other liquids such
as coolants and oil, especially used motor oil
• Cooking fuels
C. Excessive Noise
• Cleaners, paints, and substances used for vessel
repair
• Waste materials that result from wear of vessel
components
Many areas regulate noise limits. Even if there
are no laws, courtesy demands that boats operate
quietly.
• Lead from battery terminals and from other
sources such as ballast or fishing sinkers
D. Wake/Wash
!
To Avoid Harm:
WARNING
speed hazard- Watch your wake. It might capsize
a small craft. You are responsible for damage caused
by your wake.
• Keep away from engine, generator, and cooking
fuel exhaust fumes.
• Wash areas thoroughly with soap and water after
handling the substances above.
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 overboard. Help protect
your waters.
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.
!
CAUTION
Reduce speed in congested waterway.
Be alert for No Wake Markers.
Fill tank(s) less than rated capacity. Allow for fuel
expansion.
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19. Nautical Terms
Headroom - vertical distance between the deck and cabin or
canopy top.
Abeam - object 90 degrees (
of boat.
Helm - steering and controls console.
90° )
to center line on either side
Hull - the lower part of a boat beneath the deck and cockpit
that provides buoyancy to float the weight of the craft and its
load.
Abaft - a point on a boat that is aft of another.
Aft - toward the rear or stern of the boat.
Beam - the maximum width of a boat.
Keel - the major longitudinal member of a hull; the lowest
external portion of a boat.
Bilge - the lowest part of the hull on the inside where fluids
collect.
Knot - unit of speed in nautical miles per hour.
Bow - the forward part of a boat.
Lee - the side that is sheltered from the wind.
Bow Eye - bolt with looped head mounted on extreme forward
part of bow, used for towing or tying up boat.
PFD - Personal Flotation Device; life jacket or preserver.
Bulkhead - vertical partition in a boat
Port - term designating left side of the boat when facing
forward.
Chine - meeting juncture of side and bottom of boat.
Rudder - Movable fixture at the stern used for steering.
Chock - deck fitting, used as a guide for mooring or anchor
lines. Also, a wedge to stop wheels from rolling.
Scupper - hole permitting water to drain overboard from deck
or cockpit.
Cleat - deck fitting with arms or horns to which lines are tied
or made fast.
Sheer - curve or sweep of the deck as viewed from the side.
Cockpit - the open space from which a boat is operated.
Snub - to check or tighten a line suddenly.
Starboard - term designating right side of the boat.
Deck - upper structure which covers the hull between
gunwales.
Stern - the rear (aft) end of a boat.
Downwind - in the direction the wind is blowing toward
Stern drive - outboard unit of an inboard/outboard (I/O) engine
installation.
Draft - depth of water required to float boat and its propulsion
system.
Fathom - six feet.
Fenders - rope or plastic pieces hung over the side to protect
the hull from chafing against a dock or another boat.
Freeboard - height of exposed hull from water line to deck.
Ground tackle - general term referring to anchors, anchor
lines, etc.
Gunwale (pronounced gun'l) - where the hull and deck come
together; the "sides" of the boat in the cockpit area.
Stringer - longitudinal members fastened inside the hull for
additional structural strength.
Transom - the rear part of the boat across the back, to which
the drive unit and swim platform are attached.
Upwind - in the direction the wind is blowing from.
Wake - disturbed water that a boat leaves behind as a result
of forward motion.
Windward - toward the direction from which the wind is
blowing.
Hatch - an opening in the deck to provide access below.
Head - toilet or toilet area in a boat.
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20.Key to Symbols on Controls & 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.
PROPULSION
SYSTEM
TRIM
PROPULSION
SYSTEM TRIM
BOW UP
PROPULSION
SYSTEM TRIM
BOW DOWN
TRIM TAB
TRIMMING
OPERATION
SINGLE
LEVER CONTROL
(THROTTLE & SHIFT)
CONTROL
LEVER OPERATING DIRECTION
LIFT POINT
OR PROPER
LOCATION OF
SLING
ENGINE
START
ENGINE
STOP
FUEL
LEVEL
FUEL
FILTER
ENGINE
ENGINE
COOLANT
ENGINE
(COOLANT)
WATER JACKET
TEMPERATURE
ENGINE OIL
PRESSURE
WARNING
ELECTRICAL
HAZARD
FIRE
RISK
NO OPEN FLAME
NO SMOKING
ROTARY CONTROL
(QUANTITY INCREASES
WITH WIDTH OF
SYMBOL)
FRESH WATER
BASED COOLANT
LEADED
FUEL
UNLEADED
FUEL
OIL
WASTE
WATER/SEWAGE
FUEL,
GENERAL
DIESEL
FUEL
LIFT
POINT
ELAPSED
TIME
ENGINE
ROTATIONAL
SPEED
BILGE
PUMP
BILGE BLOWER
PROPELLER
INTERIOR
LIGHT
RUNNING LIGHTS
UNDER POWER
ANCHOR
LIGHT
WINDSHIELD
WIPER
WINDSHIELD
WIPER
WINDSHIELD
WIPER AND
WASHER
COMPASS
ANCHOR
HORN
BATTERY
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21. Warning Label Locations
Warning Label Locations
(Fig 1.17.1)
California Residents Only
The above warning is attached to the steering wheel
prior to delivery of any boats sold in the state of
California in accordance with California Health and
Safety Code §§ 25249.5-.13
Replaces NMMA capacity plate (above)
on boats with CE international option.
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Section 2 • General Boat Arrangement
1. Docking/Lifting/Trailering
2. Passenger Locations
CLEATS: Cleats must not be used for lifting
the boat; they are intended for docking or mooring
use only.
!
!
Boat motion can be erratic.
CAUTION
You can fall overboard or be injured by hitting
something in or on the boat.
Do Not use cleats for lifting.
All persons must be in cockpit area or cabin and be
prepared for sudden boat movement.
BOW AND STERN EYES: The bow eye must be
used to haul the boat onto a trailer. The stern eyes
must be used as tie down points for trailering the
boat. The bow and stern eyes may be used for short
term lifting of the boat such as for service. Long
term lifting with the bow and stern eyes may cause
stress on the fiberglass and gel coat.
Use front or bow deck area only during anchoring,
mooring or emergencies.
!
Cleat
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 on the seating provided or, if standing,
holding on firmly.
Cleat
Cleat
Cleat
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.
Cleat
Cleat
Cleat
Bow Eye Locations
(Fig 2.1.2)
WARNING
Wet decks are slippery.
For long term storage, use flat, wide belt-type slings
and spreaders long enough to keep pressure from
gunwales. Do not place slings where they may lift
on underwater fittings.
Cleat Locations
(Fig 2.1.1)
WARNING
Bow & Stern Eyes
Bow Eye
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 and the stern drive
fully down if the boat is near swimmers or
persons are on the swim platform or the swim
ladder.
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3. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances (United States Standard S.A.E.)
Boat Dimensions and Clearances
(Fig. 2.2.1)
23'6"
68"
62"
25'3"
23 Outlaw Specifications
Height Dimensions
Overall Length..................................................................23'6"
Overall Length (w/ drive down)........................................25'3"
Overall Length w/ Swim Platform.....................................24'8"
Beam (width)......................................................................8'4"
Draft (stern drive down)...................................................... 39"
Draft (stern drive up in trailering position)...........................24"
Dry Weight..........................................................4,200 pounds
Fuel Capacity.......................................................... 80 gallons
From Keel
without Windscreen.............................................................62"
Keel To Top
Of Windscreen....................................................................68"
From Waterline
without Windscreen.............................................................42"
From Waterline to
Top of Windscreen..............................................................48"
Stern Drive (Inboard-Outboard) Engine
(Fig 2.2.2)
HULL
(TRANSOM)
8’ 4”
Beam
ENGINE
WATER LINE
(FIG. 2.2.3)
DRAFT
(Stern Drive Down)
39"/99cm
STERN DRIVE UNIT
(LOWER UNIT)
Specification measurements are approximate
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Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances (Metric)
Boat Dimensions and Clearances
(Fig. 2.3.1)
7.16 m
1.73 m
1.57 m
7.69 m
23 Outlaw Specifications
Height Dimensions
Overall Length...............................................................7.16 m
Overall Length (w/ drive down).....................................7.69 m
w/std. Swim Platform.....................................................7.52 m
Beam (width).................................................................2.54 m
Draft (stern drive down)..................................................99 cm
Draft (stern drive up in trailering position)......................61 cm
Dry Weight.................................................................1,905 kg
Fuel Capacity......................................................... 302.8 liters
From Keel
without Windshield.......................................................1.57 m
4. Propulsion System
Your boat is equipped with a stern drive type
propulsion system also known as an inboardoutboard engine. (See Figure 2.2.2) This type of
propulsion system has the engine inside the boat
secured to the hull's stringers at the rear end of
the hull. The stern drive unit, also called the lower
unit because it hangs below the hull, is part of the
propulsion system that attaches to the outside of
the hull or transom. The stern drive unit pivots to
steer the boat.
For engine operating instructions, see page 3.4.
Keel To Top
Of Windshield...............................................................1.73 m
From Waterline
without Windscreen......................................................1.07 m
Waterline to Top
of Windscreen...............................................................1.22 m
2.54 m
Beam
(FIG. 2.3.2)
5. Propellers
Your Baja®has been equipped with a propeller
which our tests have shown to be the best suited for
general use under normal conditions and load.
Under no circumstances use a propeller which
allows the engine to operate at higher than the
maximum RPM for your engine. (See the Engine
Operator's Manual.)
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6. General Deck Layout
GENERAL DECK LAYOUT
(FIG. 2.4.1)
FWD
Navigation Light
(Bow)
Cleat
LEFT
(PORT)
RIGHT
(STBD)
REAR
(AFT)
Cleat
Bow Rail
Deck Hatches
Deck Hatches
Fuel Tank Opening
Fuel Fill Cap
Compass
Gauges
Switch Panel
Cleat
Glove Box
Shift / Throttle Control
Cleat
Steering Wheel
Passenger Seat
Helm Seat
Inspection Plate
Aft Bench Seat
Drink Holders
Engine Hatch
Navigation / Anchor Lt.
(Stern)
Cleat
Cleat
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7. Description of Major Controls
A. Gear Shift and Throttle Control
The shift/throttle control unit for the engine is activated
by individual handles. (See Figure 2.5.1) The shift
handle must be in neutral position to start your engine.
Moving the shift handle forward engages the forward
gear. Then move the throttle arm or handle forward to
increase engine speed and propeller RPM, moving the
boat faster. To shift to reverse, bring the shift handle
lever back to the neutral position after bringing back the
throttle handle first, then move it further back to engage
the reverse gear. Move the throttle handle to increase
engine speed and propeller RPM, moving the boat faster
in reverse.
Do not shift to reverse too soon. Wait for the following
wake to dissipate.
B. Power Trim Unit and Gauge
The Power Trim allows the operator to raise and lower
the stern drive unit while underway to provide the ideal
boat angle (in relation to water surface) for a given load
and water condition. (See Figure 2.5.2)
Trimming UP rotates the stern drive and propeller away
from the transom. Trimming DOWN rotates the stern
drive and propeller closer to the transom.
Effects of Power Trim
(Fig. 2.5.2)
GEAR SHIFT AND THROTTLE CONTROL
(FIG. 2.5.1)
The throttle control adjusts the RPM of the engine and
thus, the rotational speed of the propeller. Regulating the
RPM of the engine controls the speed of the boat.
Forward motion creates forward moving water called a
"following" wake. If the boat is moving forward and the
shift/throttle is moved quickly from forward to reverse,
the boat will stop rapidly and then move backward. The
following wake continues to move forward and can rise
above the transom and flood 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.
DOWn
UP
DOWn
UP
DOWn
UP
When the stern drive is trimmed DOWN, the bow of your
boat is being forced down. If the trim is in the full DOWN
position when accelerating from idle to plane, the boat
will plane faster with less bow rise. Once on plane, the
stern drive unit can be trimmed UP slightly. This will
raise the bow of the boat slightly and increase speed.
You will need to try small differences in the stern drive
position to determine the trim position you prefer under
various conditions.
If you raise the stern drive up too far while on plane, you
could cause a loss of speed and power due to a condition
called propeller "ventilation." If this happens, there will
be a sudden increase in engine RPM and loss of speed.
Do not let this condition exist. Immediately reduce your
engine RPM and trim the outdrive DOWN slightly until
engine slows down and you regain forward speed.
The trim gauge indicates the position of the stern drive
relative to the transom.
REFER TO YOUR ENGINE OPERATOR'S MANUAL
FOR PROPER TRIM GAUGE SETTING.
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C. Trailer Switch
The trailer switch (Power Tilt) is not to be confused
with the Power Trim function. The trailer switch is
to be used only when the engine is off.
The trailer switch allows the drive unit to be raised
for trailering, beaching and launching. To operate,
press and hold the trailer switch until the drive unit
reaches the end of upward travel. The mechanism
that raises the lower unit will stop operating at the
end of the upward travel. To bring the drive unit
down into boating position, push the power trim
switch down.
D. Trim Tabs (Optional)
The trim tabs (see Figure 2.6.1) are different from
the stern drive unit trim control. The trim tabs are
two flat plates, hinged below the water line on the
transom at the rear and are raised and lowered
hydraulically by using the rocker switches located
at the helm station.
To correct the listing, adjust the trim tabs to level
the boat. When the boat is level, right to left, the
steering effort will be the same for right and left
turns.
Lower the trim tab on the listing (lower) side by
pushing the top half of the rocker switch in one-half
second bursts until the boat is righted.
Using both switches to lower both tabs on a sideto-side balanced boat will lower the bow, when
on plane, if the rear of the boat is highly loaded.
Again, use only short bursts of the rocker switches
to adjust the trim.
When running at cruising speed, the trim tabs should
be fully up, unless the rear is heavily loaded.
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, push the
bottom halves of the rockers for several seconds.
The trim tabs are used to adjust the sideways
listing of the boat due to uneven loading, a strong
cross wind or propeller torque. The twisting effect
of propeller torque is especially pronounced when
running the engine at high horsepower output.
Trim Tabs (optional)
(Fig 2.6.1)
Running
Attitude
List
Push
bow up
Bow Up
Bow Up
Bow Down
Bow Down
-----Port
Starboard
Port
Starboard
Top of Both Switches
Top of Starboard Switch
Top of Port Switch
Bottom of Starboard Switch
Bottom of Port Switch
Rocker Switch
Trim indicator
Control module
Trim Tab
The optional installed trim tabs may vary from above picture.
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8. Important Gauges
E. Ignition Shutdown Switch
Figure 2.7.1 shows the ignition shutdown switch, if
your boat has one. The purpose of the switch is to
shut down the engine if the operator unintentionally
leaves the helm station. Situations in which this
could occur are rough water, bad weather and other
adverse boating conditions. In these situations, the
safety of the boat and its passengers is enhanced
by using the ignition shutdown switch, since the boat
will stop when the operator can no longer control
the boat.
However, unexpected engine shutdown may result
in unintentional harm. For example, a passenger
may lose balance and fall, or control could be lost
during docking. No specific guidelines can be given
for switch use. The ultimate decision of when to use
an ignition shutdown switch rests with the operator
or owner.
When the switch is used, the operator must securely
clip the lanyard to their belt or clothing so that if the
operator falls overboard or into the boat, the switch
is activated and the engine shuts down.
To reset ignition shutdown switch after it has been
activated, simply reinstall the switch clip above
the shut-off switch and flip the switch to the "UP"
position.
Ignition Shutdown Switch
Ignition
(Fig 2.7.1)
Shutdown
!
CAUTION
Always check oil pressure and water gauges
while moving, even if your engine has an
alarm.
Shut down engine immediately if gauges are
not in normal ranges, or alarm sounds.
Do not restart engine until problems are
corrected.
A. Tachometer and Hour Meter
The tachometer (see Figure 2.7.2) 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 hour meter measures cumulative hours of
operating time on the engine. Use the hour meter
to keep a careful log of when to maintain the engine
as well as to estimate fuel consumption. Do not
leave ignition key in the "ON" position with engine
off, because the hour meter will continue to run,
even though the engine is not operating.
Switch
Typical Tachometer with Hour Meter
(Fig 2.7.2)
Clips to Switch
Clips to You
F. Engine Alarm System
The Engine Operator's Manual will tell you if your
engine is equipped with an audible alarm and how
to use it.
The alarm indicates a problem with engine water
temperature, oil pressure and/or stern drive oil
level.
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B. Oil Pressure, Water Temperature,
Voltmeter and Fuel Gauges
Inserting the Aft Removable Navigation/
Anchor Light (Located at the Stern of the Boat)
(Fig 2.8.1)
These gauges function on your boat the same way
they do on your car or truck. You must continually
check these gauges visually to make certain there
are no engine system problems even if your boat
engine has an alarm system.
ANCHOR LIGHT
MAST
COMPRESSION
TYPE CONNECTOR
9. Navigation and Anchor Lights
DECK ANCHOR
LIGHT FITTING
SCREW IN TYPE
CONNECTOR
Navigation lights must be on while underway
from sunset to sunrise or in conditions of reduced
visibility. "Underway" means the boat is not docked
or at anchor. Trolling or drifting with engine off is
considered "underway" and navigation lights must
be used. (See Figure 2.8.2)
If you are anchored in open water, i.e. where other
boats can approach yours, you must display your
anchor light: a white light that can be seen from
all possible directions, i.e. 360 degrees.
Read the "Federal Requirements and Safety Tips
for Recreational Boats" provided in your kit.
Navigation and Anchor Lights Switches
(Fig 2.8.2)
Cabin
Lts
Court
Lt
Engine
Lt
Stereo
Bilge
Depth
Finder
Nav./Anchor Lights
Blower
ACC
Exhaust
Docking
Lt
Fresh
Water
Engine
Hatch
Nav/Anc
Lts
Horn
Navigation Lights (forward) - Bow & Stern Lights are on.
Anchor Light (back) -
Only Stern Light is on.
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1. Pre-Launch, Launch and PostLaunch Checklist
to confirm airflow at hull vent on hull side. Inspect
bilge area for visual and odor confirmation that
there are no fuel leaks.
Listed below are the critical items you must check
and do each time you use your boat. It does not list
all of the necessary maintenance and service items
required to keep your boat running properly. These
other items are found in Section 8.
 Throttle-only position, handle pumped before
starting, if necessary.
Before Launch
Underway
 Drain plug installed
 Gradual acceleration and deceleration and
turning.
 Enough fuel for trip
 Oil pressure, engine temperature, voltage - OK
after starting and warm up.
 Aware of surroundings at all times.
 Float plan given to friend or relative
 Operate so as to prevent buildup of Carbon
Monoxide (CO)
 Navigation charts for trip
 Weather forecast - safe
 Monitor weather
In the Water, Before Boarding Passengers or
Starting Engine
Stern drive down
 Use navigational aids in water and on shore
Keep passengers safe
 Check fuel consumption regularly
 Check all gauges frequently
 Equipment stored and balanced
 No gas smell in engine compartment
End of Trip
 Engine oil and steering fluid levels - OK
 Equipment dry and stored.
 Battery switch on
 Electronic equipment and switches off.
 Bilge pump working
 Battery switch off.
 Bilge blower on
 Stern drive in trailering position.
 Radio and navigation equipment functioning
 Notify person who had float plan.
Passengers
 Boat covered properly for trailering, docking or
mooring.
 Wearing PFDs
 Drain plug removed.
 Seated properly
 Hull and propeller inspected for damage.
 Given safety instructions
! WARNING
Starting Engine
An improper trailer can cause structural damage to
the hull.
 Make sure you have read and understand the
dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) information
in this manual.
A damaged hull can be unsafe; it could cause the
boat to sink.
 Bilge blower on for at least four (4) minutes. Feel
Use a trailer that can properly support the boat’s
weight and shape. Get professional help in picking
the right trailer for your boat.
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2. Trailer Launching and Loading
Your trailer must be capable of carrying the boat’s
weight as well as supporting the boat near the keel,
front (bow) and rear (stern) areas. Using a trailer not
designed to support the boat properly, can cause
structural damage to the hull. A damaged hull can
be unsafe.
Fuel Fill Location
(Fig. 3.2.1)
Fuel Tank Opening
Fuel Fill Cap
PROPER TOWING OF A BOAT AND TRAILER
REQUIRES SPECIAL SKILLS. MAKE CERTAIN YOU
PRACTICE HOW TO MANEUVER A BOAT AND
TRAILER AND GET TRAINING BEFORE TOWING,
LAUNCHING AND LOADING YOUR BOAT.
3. Fueling the Boat
! DANGER
NO SMOKING
GASOLINE VAPORS ARE EXPLOSIVE
NOTICE
GASOLINE RECOMMENDATIONS
Minimum octane rating of 87 AKI.
Refer to the engine owner’s manual
for additional information
•
Tie boat to the dock.
•Shut off engine, bilge blower and all other
electrical equipment.
! Danger
Gasoline vapors can explode from static
electricity if fueling is not done properly.
•Shut off gas burning appliances (gas stove,
etc.).
Read and understand this section and
section 5 • Fuel System
•
The fuel fill cap is located on the port side of the boat
(Figure 3.2.1). Do not mistake the water tank fill and
waste pump out caps for the gasoline fill cap.
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 to prevent discharge of static electricity.
Refer to your engine manual for the proper grade
of gasoline.
Before Fueling
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Fuel during daylight hours.
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can lose your balance and be injured if you
attempt to board while carrying equipment or
gear.
Filling The Tanks
•
Check the fill plate label to ensure that fuel is
placed ONLY in the fuel tank. The fuel fill plates
are located on the port side of your boat (Figure
3.2.1).
•
Keep nozzle in contact with fuel fill opening at
all times during fueling.
•
Listen as tank fills and stop adding fuel before
it spills from the vent. Fuel must have room for
expansion.
After Filling
•
•
DO NOT wash spilled fuel overboard. Wipe up
any spill with rags or paper towels and dispose
of them properly on shore.
Open engine compartment and check for fuel
leaks or fumes. This is especially important if
your boat is equipped with gasoline engines.
Leave compartment open until no odor is
apparent. Close compartment.
•
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.
•
Turn on blower for four minutes, then restart
engine.
•Assist passengers back into the boat.
•
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.
5. Personal Flotation Devices
(PFD’s)
•
Operator must instruct all passengers on location
and use of PFD’s (See Section 1- Safety, page
4 for type and usage).
•
Children and all non-swimmers, adults as well
as children, must wear properly-sized PFDs at
all times when aboard. Check applicable state
regulations for PFD wear requirements.
•ALL passengers should wear PFDs. By the
time someone falls overboard, it can be to late
for them to put on a PFD and fasten it properly.
This is especially true in colder waters, below
70oF, 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.
4. Boarding
! 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.
•
DO NOT overload the boat.
•
Board one person at a time and give assistance
as needed.
•
Transfer gear and equipment by handing it from
a person on the dock to a person on board. You
6. 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.
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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 at all
times to prevent falling overboard or getting
knocked about in the boat when the boat is
underway.
7. Starting the Engine
! DANGER
Gasoline vapors can explode
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 gasoline.
•
•
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
the pump running and check to see that bilge
water is being pumped overboard.
3. Close engine compartment.
4. Check fuel level. Be sure
you have enough fuel for
your trip. Remember the
“1/3 Rule”: 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 (FIG 3.4.1).
(fig. 3.4.1)
5. Run bilge blowers for at least 4 minutes before
attempting to start engine (FIG 3.4.2).
Unlike your automobile engine (fig. 3.4.2)
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.
IF YOU SMELL GASOLINE, 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.
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 the engine is running.
If you DO NOT smell gasoline:
7. Put shift control lever into neutral; then for a:
1. Check all fluid levels and any other necessary
checks as specified in Section 8 and in the
engine manual.
6. Place drive unit in full DOWN/IN position.
COLD ENGINE - Move throttle lever forward
to full open throttle, then return to about 1/4
throttle. In cold weather, it may be necessary
to pump lever several times before engine will
start.
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WARM ENGINE - Move throttle lever about 1/4
open throttle position. Do not pump lever.
FLOODED ENGINE - Move throttle lever to full
open position. DO NOT pump lever. When the
engine starts, move throttle lever back rapidly
to decrease engine speed to between 1000 and
1500 RPM.
8. TO START ENGINE:
Turn ignition keys clockwise,
as you would an automobile
(Fig. 3.5.1).
(Fig. 3.5.1)
8. Shifting to Drive the Boat
Bring throttle lever all the way back. Once done,
the drive is ready to shift.
Move shift lever either forward or reverse. Then
move throttle lever forward, the drive unit will
engage and boat will start to move slowly in either
forward or reverse. Once clear of the dock, mooring,
people and/or the no-wake zone and the boat has
been shifted into forward gear, move throttle lever
forward to desired engine speed.
9.After engine starts, reduce
speed to between 1000 and
1500 RPM and check oil
pressure.
! 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.
10.If oil pressure is correct, let
engine warm up to normal
temperature range as specified
in the engine manual, before
shifting into forward or reverse
gear (Fig. 3.5.2).
(Fig. 3.5.2)
IF ENGINE TEMPERATURE
GOES ABOVE NORMAL
RANGE. SHUT DOWN THE
ENGINE IMMEDIATELY. GET
TRAINED HELP TO FIND
AND FIX THE PROBLEM
(Fig. 3.5.3).
(Fig. 3.5.3)
IF OIL PRESSURE GOES ABOVE OR BELOW
OPERATING RANGE, SHUT ENGINE DOWN
IMMEDIATELY. GET TRAINED HELP TO FIND
AND FIX THE PROBLEM.
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9. Stopping the Engine
1. Move throttle lever all the
way back. Once done,
move shift lever to neutral
position, which is located
in the center. Let engine
idle for about 5 minutes
to allow engine to cool
down (Fig. 3.6.1).
2. Tu r n i g n i t i o n k e y s
counter clockwise to turn
off engine (Fig. 3.6.2).
3. If you are leaving the boat
for more than two hours,
turn battery switches
OFF (Fig. 3.6.3).
10. Steering System
(fig. 3.6.1)
! WARNING
Failure of the steering system will cause loss of
control of your boat. Any change in steering such as
looseness, tightness, binding, etc., must be checked
immediately by your Baja dealer.
(fig. 3.6.2)
(fig. 3.6.3)
The steering system is an enclosed push-pull cable
that is hydraulically assisted (power steering) at the
stern drive end (Fig. 3.6.4). THE CABLE AND ITS
CONNECTIONS TO THE STEERING WHEEL AND
TO THE OUT DRIVE MUST BE INSPECTED AT
LEAST TWICE A YEAR BY YOUR BAJA DEALER.
See section 8 of this manual for inspection, service
and maintenance recommendations.
The power steering pump fluid level MUST be
checked every time prior to using the boat. Refer
to the steering system information in your Owner’s
Packet.
Power Steering System
(Fig 3.6.4)
power steering
cylinder
steering cable
Fluid
return line
Fluid
pressure
line
Fluid
rturn
line
check & add
fluid here
Helm
Steering rack
steering wheel
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Section 4 • Bilge & Underwater Gear
1. Bilge
C. Bilge Pumps
A. Fuel & Oil Spillage
! WARNING
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 overboard.
Fill fuel tank less than rated capacity. Allow for fuel
expansion.
B. Drain Plug
Sinking Hazard – Ensure the bilge pumps are
operating properly.
! 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.
A bilge pump and float switch are located in the
bottom of the bilge (Figure 4.1.2). The bilge pump
is manually activated from the switch panel located
on the helm.
Bilge Pump and Float Switch
(Fig 4.1.2)
! DANGER
Install and tighten drain plug before launching boat.
BILGE PUMP
Boat will sink if drain plug is not in place and tight.
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 here.
FLOAT SWITCH
After removing your boat from the water, unthread
the drain plug to drain the bilge (Figure 4.1.1).
Drain Plug
(Fig 4.1.1)
TRansOM/hUll
CUTaWay VIEW
gaRBOaRD
DRaIn
UREThanE
CaUlk
gaRBOaRD
DRaIn PlUg
Before starting the engine, press the bilge 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 check to see that liquid is being pumped out
from the hull discharge. If the bilge has more liquid
than normal, see Maintenance Section for locating
and correcting the problem.
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Except for checking the operation of the bilge pump
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.
To prevent buildup of gasoline fumes to the
explosive level in the engine compartment, the bilge
blowers 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 insure that
there will be adequate ventilation when you are
moving slowly.
If the liquid level in the bilge is higher than
normal and the bilge pump empties the bilge
when you use the ON switch, 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 is corrected.
2. Engines and Stern Drive
The emergency high water bilge pump and float
switch are wired to the high water bilge alarm.
Should the pump be activated by water in the sump,
the alarm will sound. If alarm sounds, immediate
attention to the engine room is required.
Maintenance
Frequently inspect the area under the float switches
to ensure they are 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.
A. Maintenance & Service
Engine failure away from shore can be dangerous.
You must follow the recommended maintenance
schedule to best ensure trouble-free operation of
your engine and stern drive.
B. Vibration & 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.
•
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. If this doesn’t clear
the entanglement, and you can’t anchor or moor
the boat in shallow water to get to the stern drive in
the water, the boat will have to be taken out of the
water.
Inspect the bilge pump intakes and keep them
free of dirt or material which may impede the
flow of water through the pump.
D. Bilge Blower(s)
•A badly damaged or distorted propeller or shaft
is an obvious cause of vibration. Run at slow speed to
shore. REPLACE IMMEDIATELY.
! WARNING
Explosion/Fire Hazard – Run blower at least
four (4) minutes before starting engine or generator.
Check bilge and engine compartment for fumes.
•
If the engine mounts fail and the engine can
contact the hull while it is running, vibration will be felt. Run
at slow speed to shore. REPLACE IMMEDIATELY.
! WARNING
Do not allow obstructions to interfere with bilge blower
or ventilation intake operation. Engine performance
may be adversely affected.
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C. Impact to Stern Drive
The stern drive can be damaged by impact, either
while trailering or boating. To minimize the possibility
of impact damage while trailering, keep the stern
drive raised to the trailering position.
The hydraulic system used to raise and lower the
stern drive can cushion impact and lessen damage
from head-on impacts to the stern drive from
underwater objects BUT ONLY when the boat is
moving forward. There is no protection if the stern
drive is struck during reverse operation or from an
angle when moving forward.
If you strike a submerged object, STOP THE
ENGINE as soon as possible and examine the
stern drive unit for damage. Even if no damage is
visible, there could be internal problems or difficulty
maneuvering. If you must use the boat after impact,
run at the lowest speed possible.
c. Place a block of wood between the gear case
and propeller to stop propeller from rotating and
remove propeller nut (Figure 4.3.2).
Propeller
(Fig. 4.3.2)
gear case
wood block
d. Remove the propeller nut retainer, the thrust hub
and the continuity washer (Figure 4.3.3) and
put them in a secure place. Pull the propeller
straight off the shaft. Remove the thrust washer
that is behind the propeller. If the propeller is
seized to the shaft and cannot be removed
by hand, special tools are needed. Have the
propeller removed by an authorized dealer or
trained mechanic.
Propeller
(Fig. 4.3.3)
D. Propeller Removal and Installation
continuity
washer
propeller
! WARNING
thrust hub
propeller
nut
If engine is started during propeller maintenance,
serious personal injury can occur.
propeller
shaft
Shut off engine, remove key, shift into neutral, and put
tape over ignition switch key slot.
a.Shut off engine, remove key, shift into neutral
and put tape over ignition switch key slot.
propeller
nut retainer
e. Coat the propeller shaft with an anti-seize
lubricant (Figure 4.3.4).
b.Straighten the bent tabs on the propeller nut
retainer (Figure 4.3.1).
Propeller
(Fig. 4.3.1)
thrust
washer
Propeller
(Fig. 4.3.4)
coat with anti-seize
lubricant
securing tabs
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f. Install the thrust washer, propeller, continuity
washer, thrust hub, propeller nut retainer and
the propeller nut onto the shaf.
h.Secure the propeller nut by bending three (3)
of the tabs of the propeller nut retainer into the
thrust hub grooves (Figure 4.4.2).
g. Place a block of wood between the gear case
and the propeller (Figure 4.4.1) and torque the
propeller nut to recommended manufacturer’s
specifications. The correct propeller nut torque
is given in your Engine Operator’s Manual in
the Owner’s Manual Packet.
Propeller
(Fig. 4.4.1)
Propeller
(Fig. 4.4.2)
securing tabs
gear case
wood block
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Section 5 • Fuel System
1. Fuel System
Section 3 • Using Your Boat contains
important fueling information. Take time
to read all the fuel related information in
the owner’s manual.
The 23 Outlaw standard gasoline fuel system
consists of a 80 gallon fuel tank, fuel tank vent, an
anti-siphon valve, engine fuel supply line and fuel
fill (See Figure 5.1.1).
The fuel tank vent serves as a pressure/vacuum
release and safety overflow. The fuel vent is located
inside the fuel cap on the port side of the hull.
Periodically check the vent to assure that it is not
clogged. (See Figure 5.1.2).
Anti-Siphon Valve (Inboard/Outboard
Engine Only)
The fuel pick-up at the fuel tank has an anti-siphon
valve to prevent fuel from siphoning out in the event
of line failure (See Figure 5.1.1 and 5.1.2). In an
emergency situation, remove the anti-siphon valve
if the engine is not getting fuel. NOTE: Replace with
new anti-siphon valve or fuel shut off valve as soon
as possible as anti-siphon protection is required by
federal law.
ANTI-SIPHON VALVE
(FIG. 5.1.2)
ANTI-SIPHON VALVE OPEN
FUEL FLOW
FROM FUEL
TANK
TO ENGINE
FUEL PUMP SUCTION PULLS OPEN THE SEALING BALL
ANTI-SIPHON VALVE CLOSED
!
CAUTION
NO FUEL
PUMP SUCTION
Never start an engine until you are certain that fuel
fumes are not present in engine compartment or
elsewhere in the boat.
FUEL FLOW
FROM FUEL
TANK BLOCKED
SPRING PRESSURE PUSHES THE SEALING BALL CLOSED
Single Engine
Gas Fuel System
(Fig 5.1.1)
FUEl FIll
FUEl
Tank
sTaTIC gROUnD
WIRE
FUEl VEnT
#28 ClaMPs
#10 ClaMPs
sTaTIC gROUnD
WIRE
sTaTIC gROUnD
WIRE
#10 ClaMPs
FUEl PICk-UP
TO EngInE
FUEl sEnDIng
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2. Fueling Precautions
throughout the filling process.
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.
•Allow areas where gasoline vapors could collect
to be ventilated before starting the engine.
•
Wipe any spillage completely and dispose of
rags or waste on shore.
A. Static Electricity and the Fuel
System
•
Secure the fill cap tightly.
•
Fuel tank should never be filled to capacity.
Allow for fuel expansion.
•
Portable tanks should only be filled while on the
ground; never onboard the boat.
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.
Your boat has safety features that can be
circumvented by not adhering to standard fueling
practices.
Your boat's bonding system is designed to dissipate
the build-up of static electricity.
B. General:
•
Check fill plate label to ensure fuel is placed only
in fuel tank. Fuel fill plate is located on the port
side of the boat.
•Avoid spills.
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.
•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.
•
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.
•Allow an additional 15 percent fuel reserve when
operating in rough seas.
•
Fuel carried onboard, 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.
C. Before and During Fueling –
Checklist:
•Shutdown the engine, motors, and fans prior to
taking on fuel. Any ignition sources should be
extinguished before filling the fuel tank.
Observe the “Rule of Thirds”: one-third fuel for
trip out, one-third for return and one-third for
reserve.
•
Fire extinguisher – close at hand.
•
Mooring – boat tied securely to fueling pier.
•
Crew – at least one knowledgeable person
present.
•
Close all ports, window, doors, and hatches.
•
•
Fueling should never be done at night except
in well-lighted areas.
Passengers – unnecessary people off the
boat.
•
Engines – stopped.
•
Electrical equipment, including blowers – power
off.
•Always keep the fuel nozzle in contact with the
fuel fill plate or the edge of the fuel tank opening
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Doors, hatches – closed.
Fuel Fill Location
(Fig. 5.3.1)
•Smoking material – extinguished.
•
Inboard tanks – grounded.
•
Filler pipe – marked GAS or DIESEL.
•
Fuel nozzle – in contact with filler pipe to prevent
static sparks.
•
Fill level – fill less than rated capacity of tank;
allow for fuel expansion.
•
Trim – fuel weight distributed equally.
Fuel Tank Opening
Fuel Fill Cap
D. After Fueling – Checklist:
•
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.
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Section 6 • Electrical Systems
1. Electrical Systems
To remove the battery cables:
Direct Current (DC)
1. Turn off all items drawing power from the
battery.
The 12 volt direct current (DC) electrical system
(similar to that in your car or truck) derives its power
from the battery. An engine-driven alternator keeps
the battery in a charged condition. The battery
voltage is indicated by the voltmeter on the helm
panel. The negative terminal of the battery is
attached to the grounding studs of the engine.
Ask your dealer for a careful analysis of DC power
needs on your boat. It may be necessary to add
batteries or auxiliary charging methods to supply
adequate power for any additional accessories you
wish to add.
A. Batteries
!
DANGER
DO NOT USE JUMPER CABLES IN THE ENGINE
COMPARTMENT.
DANGER
Never use an open flame or strike sparks in the
battery area.
The battery installed in your boat has been selected
for its ability to furnish starting power based on
engine starting requirements, as well as its ability to
power the DC accessories attached to the electrical
system. Your Engine Operator's Manual indicates
the recommended battery for the engine installed
in your boat.
CAUTION
To prevent arcing or damage to the alternator, always
disconnect battery cables before doing any work on
the engine's electrical system.
•
Check the fluid level in the cells approximately
every 4 weeks, and weekly in summer and 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 batteries clean and dry.
Running the engine to recharge the battery may not
be effective. The alternator only creates charging
power at higher engine speeds, so simply idling or
trolling will not generate enough power to recharge
the battery.
A battery will explode if a flame or spark ignites the
free hydrogen given off during charging.
!
Battery Maintenance
Battery life is shortened if it is drained to zero
charge before recharging. It is recommended that
a battery not be discharged more than 50 percent.
If the battery does become run down, recharge it
as soon as possible.
They can cause an explosion from sparks.
!
2. Remove the negative cable first, then the
positive cable. To replace the cables, first
replace the positive cable, then the negative.
If you need to charge a battery, only use a battery
charger designed to charge automotive/marine
batteries. Use charger only when batteries are
disconnected from the boat's electrical circuit.
Follow the charger instructions.
If your boat will not be used for several weeks
or more, remove the batteries from the boat and
connect them to a charger.
B. Ignition Protection
All electrical components in the engine compartment
must be ignition-protected to avoid the possibility of
creating sparks in a gasoline environment.
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DANGER
!
FUSE CONDITION (ATO TYPE FUSE)
(FIG. 6.2.1)
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE
Use ONLY Marine-rated parts to replace such items
as starters, distributors, alternators, generators,
etc.
Do not use automotive parts for these components
or any jumper cables because they are not ignitionprotected and could cause a fire or explosion.
GOOD FUSE
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.
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.
C. Breakers and/or Fuses
If you need to replace a fuse or breaker, use only
the same amperage as the original and is rated
for marine use. It is recommended that you carry
spare fuses.
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 will
cause nuisance fuse failure or breaker tripping.
WARNING
BLOWN FUSE
D. Fuse Panel
Your boat has an illuminated waterproof electronic
switch pad to control lights, bilge pump and other
accessories. The switch pad is connected to
the fuse panel located under the dash. The fuse
panel uses automotive type fuses to protect these
accessories.
REPLACE ONLY WITH A FUSE OF THE SAME
AMPERAGE. The amperage is marked on the side
of the fuse.
2. Electrolytic Corrosion & 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 electrolytic corrosion
(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 electrolytic corrosion.
Use fuses and breakers having the same amperage
rating as the original or as specified.
To minimize electrolytic corrosion of the metals on
your boat, zinc anode plates are provided on your
boat to protect underwater hardware. Zinc, being
much less "noble" than the copper-based alloys
and aluminum used in underwater fittings, will
deteriorate first and protect the other metals.
If a breaker or fuse is replaced with a breaker or
fuse of higher amperage, it will not provide adequate
protection against an electrical malfunction and will
create a fire hazard.
Stern drives are fitted with zinc anodes on their lower
units (refer to your Engine Owner's Manual for their
locations). If boat is equipped with Mercathode®
stern drive will not have zincs.
!
Use of higher amperage fuses or breakers is a fire
hazard.
The fuses are color coded according to the
amperage and the rating is also marked on each
fuse.
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Zinc anodes require replacement about every six
months, if the boat is operated in salt water. In
fresh water, the zinc anodes can be replaced about
once a year.
Mercathode Illustration (example)
(Fig 6.3.1)
If the anodes deteriorate more rapidly than this,
there is probably a stray current problem within the
boat or at the slip or mooring.
If the anodes do not deteriorate, they are not
protecting the other metallic parts of your boat. This
can be caused by loose anodes or by low grade zinc
or by not having a solid electrical contact between
the anode and the metal it contacts, or by paint on
the anodes.
If the anodes are deteriorating rapidly, or not at all,
contact your dealer.
NOTICE
DO NOT PAINT BETWEEN THE ZINC AND THE
METAL IT CONTACTS, AND DO NOT PAINT
OVER THE ZINC.
Maintenance
The Mercathode ® system must be tested to
ensure adequate output. The test should be
performed every 100 hours or annually. Contact
your authorized Baja® dealer to arrange for this
test. Refer to the engine operator's manual for more
detailed information.
3. Marine Electronic Cathodic
Anti-corrosion System
(Mercathode®)
The automatically controlled Cathodic AntiCorrosion System 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.
4. Electrical Systems
This owner’s manual contains electrical schematics
and wiring harness illustrations for your boat.
These electrical schematics were generated by
electrical CAD designers at the engineering division
for technical reference and service technicians.
Baja® does not recommend that you attempt to
work on the boat’s electrical system yourself.
Instead, we recommend that you take your boat
to your authorized Baja® dealer for service. Baja®
reserves the right to change or update the electrical
system on any model at any time without notice to
the consumer and is NOT obligated to make any
updates to units built prior to changes.
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Drive Pump
(Fig. 6.4.1)
TRaIlER
TRIM
BlUE/WhITE
RED
14 aWg PURPlE
14 aWg BlUE
14 aWg gREEn
14 aWg RED
gREEn/WhITE
TRaIlER lIMIT
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TO gROUnD
BlOCk
8 aWg
BlaCk
TO EngInE
sTaRTER
8 aWg
RED
100
aMP
Note: This drawing contains information proprietary to Baja
Marine Corp. Any unauthorized disclosure, use, or reproduction is
expressly prohibited, unless written permission of Baja
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Drive Pump w/ K-Plane Trim Tabs
(FIG. 6.5.1)
TRaIlER
TRIM
PORT TaB
sTBD TaB
BlUE/WhITE
RED
gREEn/WhITE
TRaIlER lIMIT
sWITCh
8 aWg
RED
14 aWg gREEn
8 aWg
BlaCk
TO 75 aMP
BREakER
14 aWg RED
8 aWg
RED
TO gROUnD
BlOCk
14 aWg BlUE
8 aWg
BlaCk
TO 75 aMP
BREakER
14 aWg gREEn
8 aWg
RED
TO gROUnD
BlOCk
14 aWg RED
8 aWg
BlaCk
TO 75 aMP
BREakER
14 aWg BlUE
TO gROUnD
BlOCk
100
aMP
DRIVE PUMP
PORT TaB PUMP
sTBD TaB PUMP
Note: This drawing contains information proprietary to Baja
Marine Corp. Any unauthorized disclosure, use, or reproduction is
expressly prohibited, unless written permission of Baja
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Section 6 • Electrical Systems
Ignition Switch
(FIG. 6.6.1)
B
16 aWg
PURPlE/BlaCk
16 aWg
PURPlE/BlaCk
TO EngInE
RUn CIRCUIT
16 aWg
PURPlE/BlaCk
B
lanyaRD
sTOP sWITCh
FROM IgnITIOn
sWITCh ( I)
TOEXhaUsT
BREakER
EXhaUsT
12 aWg RED
RUn
OFF
TO EngInE
I
B
sTaRT
s
a
20a
16 aWg
yEl/RED
shIFTER's nEUTRal
saFETy sWITCh
TO sTaRTER
sOlEnOID
12 VOlT DC
FROM EngInE
12 aWg
RED/BlaCk
Note: This drawing contains information proprietary to Baja
Marine Corp. Any unauthorized disclosure, use, or reproduction is
expressly prohibited, unless written permission of Baja
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Switch Panel Wire Information (FIG 6.7.1)
(156) sPlash PROOF
COnnECTOR RECEPTaClE
(250) hEaT sEalED
QUICk slIDE RECEPTaClE
hEaT sEalED 14-16 nO
RIng TERMInal
PLUG 1
LABEL WITH THE LETTER "A"
Cabin
Lts
Engine
Lt
Court
Lt
Stereo
Bilge
Depth
Finder
Blower
ACC
Exhaust
Fresh
Water
Docking
Lt
8"
Engine
Hatch
Nav/Anc
Lts
Horn
PLUG 2
LABEL WITH THE LETTER "B"
8"
a
C
D
PLUG 4
12 AWG ORANGE # 2
8"
PLUG 3
#1 12 AWG ORANGE WITH A RED STRIPE
2 - Way Deutsch DTP Series Plug
Plug DTP06-2S
Secondary Lock WS-2S
LABEL WITH THE LETTER "C"
8"
# 1 DOCKING LIGHTS
#2 12 VOLT
PLUG 4
PLUG 3
LABEL WITH THE LETTER "D"
10"
PlUg 8
10"
35"
16 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A PURPLE STRIPE #1
# 6 14 AWG RED WITH A YELLOW STRIPE
16 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A BLACK STRIPE #2
# 5 14 AWG RED WITH A YELLOW STRIPE
16 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A RED STRIPE #3
12 AWG BROWN WITH A GRAY STRIPE #4
10 AWG BLACK #3
4 - Way Deutsch DTP Series Plug
Plug DTP06-4S
Secondary Lock WS-4S
30"
# 4 16 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A WHITE STRIPE
PLUG 5
LABEL WITH THE LETTER "G"
6 - Way Deutsch DT Series Receptacle
Receptacle DTP04-6P
Secondary Lock W6P
#1 10 AWG LT BLUE WITH A RED STRIPE
#2 10 AWG LT GREEN WITH A RED STRIPE
FROM FUsE
PANEL
# 1 HATCH UP
# 2 HATCH DOWN
FROM PlUg
1 anD 3
#3 HATCH GROUND
#4 FRESH WATER
PLUG 6
# 1 LIGHTING (POWER)
# 2 ENGINE LIGHTS
# 3 CABIN LIGHTS
#4 COURT LIGHTS
#5 STEREO (POWER)
#6 STEREO
LABEL WITH THE LETTER "H"
FIRE EXT
14 AWG RED WITH
AN ORANGE STRIPE
FIRE EXT
14 AWG RED WITH
AN ORANGE STRIPE
15"
STEREO REMOTE
16 AWG DARK BLUE
FROM
naV/anC
sWITCh
TABS/ACC
14 AWG ORN/PUR
STEREO REMOTE
16 AWG BLACK
FROM FUSE
PanEl
PlUg 7
14 AWG ORANGE #6
# 6 14 AWG RED
14 AWG BLACK #5
16 AWG RED WITH A PURPLE STRIPE #4
# 5 14 AWG RED
# 4 16 AWG RED WITH A PURPLE STRIPE
6 - Way Deutsch DT Series Plug
Receptacle DT06-6S
Secondary Lock W6S
# 1 EXHAUST (POWER)
#4 DEPTH FINDER
# 2 EXHAUST
#5 SWITCH LIGHT GROUND
# 3 DEPTH FINDER (POWER) #6 ACC/12 VOLT
CO MON.
2 AMP
BLOWER
7.5 AMP
FUME DET.
2 AMP
PLUG 1
aTTaCh 4 aWg RED WIRE
TO FUsE PanEl MaIn
COnnECTIOn POInT
FROM
naV/anC
sWITCh
HORN
10 AMP
PlUg 8
# 6 14 AWG ORANGE
14 AWG RED #1
14 AWG RED #2
16 AWG RED WITH A PURPLE STRIPE #3
DEPTH
3 AMP
EXHAUST
10 AMP
# 5 14 AWG BLACK
# 4 16 AWG RED WITH A PURPLE STRIPE
6 - Way Deutsch DT Series Receptacle
Receptacle DT04-6P
Secondary Lock W6P
# 1 EXHAUST (POWER)
#4 DEPTH FINDER
# 2 EXHAUST
#5 SWITCH LIGHT GROUND
# 3 DEPTH FINDER (POWER) #6 ACC/12 VOLT
STEREO
2 AMP
DOCK LTS
15 AMP
ACCY LTS
10 AMP
WATER
15 AMP
PlUg 9
1
9
2
10
3
11
4
12
5
13
6
14
7
15
8
16
# 1 16 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A PURPLE STRIPE
16 AWG RED WITH A YELLOW STRIPE #5
# 2 14 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A BLACK STRIPE
# 6 16 AWG RED WITH AN BROWN STRIPE
# 5 16 AWG BLUE
8 - Way Deutsch DT Series Receptacle
Receptacle DT04 - 08 PA
Secondary Lock W6-P
#1
#2
#3
#4
STEREO POWER
BLOWER
FIRE EXT
GROUND
#5
#4
#7
#8
PANEL LIGHT
CO MONITOR
MID BILGE
POWER STERN (POWER)
PLUG 2
16 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A WHITE STRIPE #8
16 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A RED STRIPE #7
FROM FUsE
PanEl
16 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A BLACK STRIPE #6
14 AWG RED #5
FUME DET
16 AWG RED WITH
A PINK STRIPE
BILGE
4 AMP
16 AWG RED WITH A YELLOW STRIPE #6
# 7 14 AWG BROWN WITH AN ORANGE STRIPE
14 AWG RED WITH AN ORANGE STRIPE #3
DEPTH FINDER
16 AWG BLACK
DEPTH FINDER
16 AWG RED WITH
A PURPLE STRIPE
FROM DEPTH
FINDER SWITCH
DElETE
gROUnD
BlaCk
14 AWG YELLOW WITH A BLACK STRIPE #2
14 AWG BLACK #4
DEPTH FINDER
16 AWG DARK BLUE
FIRE EXT.
5 AMP
NAV/ANC
10 AMP
# 8 14 AWG RED WITH A GRAY STRIPE
14 AWG RED WITH A YELLOW STRIPE #1
15"
FUME DET
16 AWG BLACK
# 1 14 AWG ORANGE WITH A YELLOW STRIPE
# 2 14 AWG BROWN
# 3 14 AWG GRAY WITH A PINK STRIPE
# 4 16 AWG GRAY
8 - Way Deutsch DT Series Plug
Plug DT06 - 08 SA
Secondary Lock W8-S
#1
#2
#3
#4
HORN
#5 EXHAUST
BILGE PUMP #4 ENGINE LIGHTS
STERN LIGHT #7 CABIN LIGHTS
BOW LIGHT
#8 COURT LIGHTS
12 VOLT
10 AMP
# 3 16 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A RED STRIPE
16 AWG DARK BLUE WITH A WHITE STRIPE #4
6 - Way Deutsch DT Series Plug
Plug DT06-6S
Secondary Lock W6S
# 1 LIGHTING (POWER)
# 2 ENGINE LIGHTS
# 3 CABIN LIGHTS
#4 COURT LIGHTS
#5 STEREO (POWER)
#6 STEREO
TABS/ACC
20 AMP
HATCH
30 AMP
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
CO MONITOR -16 AWG RED/BRN
FUME DETECTOR - 16 AWG RED/PNK
FIRE EXT - 14 AWG RED/ORN
DEPTH FINDER - 16 AWG RED/PUR
STEREO - 14 AWG RED/YEL
ACCY LIGHTS - 14 AWG DRK BLU/PUR
BILGE - 14 AWG BROWN
TABS/ACC - 14 AWG ORN/PUR
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
BLOWER - 14 AWG YEL/BLK
HORN - 14 AWG ORN/YEL
NAV/ANC - 14 AWG RED/GRY
EXHAUST - 14 AWG RED
DOCKING LIGHTS - 14 AWG ORN/RED
FRESH WATER - 12 AWG BRN/GRY
12 VOLT - 12 AWG ORANGE
HATCH - 10 AWG RED/BLU
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Section 7 • Options & Accessories
1. Options & Accessories Locations
Figure 7.1.1 shows the location of some of the components. Take time to walk through your boat, locate
the features, and become familiar with their operation and maintenance.
STANDARD & OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT LOCATIONS
(FIG. 7.1.1)
Item 6 - Disc CD Changer
12V Receptacle
Anchor Holder w/ Strap
Auto Bilge Pump
Battery Tray
Blower
Courtesy Lights
Depth Finder (Opt.)
Freshwater Flush (Opt.)
Fuel Fill & Vent Combo
Fuel Tank
Fume Detector (Opt.)
Fuse Panel
Garboard Drain Plug
Horn
Hour Meter
Port-A-Pot (Opt.)
Safety Switch w/ Lanyard
Stereo
Stereo Amp.
Stereo Remote
Swimplatform (Opt.)
Switch Panel
Transom Shower (Opt.)
Trim Tab Indicator
Location
Cuddy, Port Side behind Seat Backrest
Dash - Passenger Side (Port)
Engine Compartment - Port Side
Engine Compartment - Under Engine
Engine Compartment - Strb Side on Floor
Engine Compartment - Strb Side on Transom Wall
Cockpit - Side Panels
Dash - Driver Side (Strb) above Switch Panel
Engine Compartment - Strb Side, Under Starter
Midship - Port Side
Cockpit - Under Center Floor
Gauge - Driver Side (Strb) Dash;
Detector - Engine Compartment
Under Dash - Strb. Side
Transom - Under Drive Unit
Bow - Strb Side
Dash - Integrated into Tachometer
Cuddy, under V-berth
Dash - Right Side of Shifter
Dash - Passenger Side (Port)
Cuddy, Port Side under seat cushion
Driver Side (Strb) Dash
Transom - Above Drive Unit
Dash - Above Shifter
Strb. Stern above Swimplatform
Driver Side (Strb) Dash
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Section 7 • Options & Accessories
2. Automatic Fire Extinguisher
System (Option)
The 23 Outlaw may be
equipped with an automatic
fire extinguisher system
located aft of the engine on
the transom. 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.
The system indicator light is
wired to the battery and is
constantly on to safeguard
your boat.
DANGER
!
If the cockpit is totally enclosed with canvas covers
and curtains while engine is running or boat is
moving, carbon monoxide will build up and cause
death or permanent injury.
Automatic Fire
Extinguisher
( Fig. 7.2.1)
Do not use the rear (aft) curtain or camper top while
engine is running or boat is moving.
! 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.
The indicator light, located on the dash, indicates to
the helmsman when the unit has discharged. Under
normal circumstances, the charge indicator light is
lit. If the unit discharges, the light will go out.
WHEN ACTUATION OCCURS, IMMEDIATELY
SHUT DOWN ENGINE, 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.
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 damage. Have portable extinguishers at
hand and ready. Do not breathe fumes or vapors
caused by the fire.
REFER TO OWNER'S MANUAL PACKET FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION
ON FIRE EXTINGUISHER SYSTEM.
3. Canvas
Bimini Top or sunshade must not be used when the
vessel speed exceeds 45 MPH. Damage to boat
or bimini may occur.
Ventilate boat. See Section 1.3, Carbon Monoxide,
for more details.
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
In rainy and/or cold weather, fresh air must circulate
through boat to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
See Section 1.3, Carbon Monoxide, for more
details.
For safety and ease of installation and removal of
canvas, use at least two people.
The following canvas options are available for the
23 Outlaw:
•
Cockpit Cover
•
Mooring Cover
•
Trailering Cover
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Section 7 • Options & Accessories
A. Canvas Care and Maintenance
6. Depth Finder (Optional)
See Section 9, page 9.3, for instructions on the care
and maintenance of your canvas.
The depth finder that may be
installed in your boat is a highperformance digital sonar. It
works only off the bottom signal
and operation is completely
automatic. There are no
sensitivity or noise controls.
All this is made possible by the
computer built inside.
B. Trailering With Canvas
To trailer your boat with the cockpit cover installed,
you must install a mooring cover over the cockpit
cover with tie down straps tightened.
4. Horn
ELECTRIC HORN
The horn is operated by a momentary switch on the
dash and is protected by a fuse under the dash.
There is no maintenance required on the horn itself,
although it is advisable to avoid spraying water
directly into the horn.
Your 23 Outlaw may have an aluminum swim
platform installed with a 3-step ladder.
With this option, entering the boat from the water
is more convenient, but there are safety rules that
must be followed.
1. Never sit on the swim platform when boat is
moving.
2. Before using or extending the ladder, make sure
engine is off and prop is stopped.
3. Always make sure ladder is secure before
starting engine.
MAKE SURE ENGINE IS OFF AND PROPELLER IS
STOPPED BEFORE USING BOARDING LADDER
DEPTH
0.00
Since the depth finder is an automatic sonar, all
you have to do is turn the power on. It will give
you a water depth reading within seconds. Once
it finds the bottom, the depth finder locks on to it
and automatically adjusts the sensitivity and noise
suppression circuits. It will track the bottom at
speeds over 70 MPH.
REFER TO OWNER'S MANUAL PACKET FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION
ON DEPTH FINDER.
5. Swim Platform w/ Ladder
(Optional)
! DANGER
Depth Finder
(Fig 7.3.1)
7. Head Systems
Your Baja® is available with 2 different head system
options. Below is a description of each option. You
should be aware of which option(s) your boat is
equipped with and read the sections pertaining to it.
The Owner’s Manual Packet in your boat contains
information pertaining to your head system that
should be carefully read.
•SaniPottie: A mounted head that can be easily
carried off to dispose of waste.
•SaniPottie Pump Out: Same as the above
SaniPottie, but with a pump out attachment on
the side of the boat to which can be hooked up
to a disposal station on the dock.
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.
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Section 7 • Options & Accessories
8. Stereo Systems
9. Exhaust Systems
Your 23 Outlaw comes with a Clarion CMD4 AM/FM
CD stereo (Fig. 7.4.1) package from Marine Audio.
Clarions CM design eliminates the need for aftermarket housing kits or splash covers, while the
silicon oil-dampened suspension ensures smooth
tracking and dependable marine performance.
Your boat comes with a choice of different exhaust
systems. Below is a description of the standard and
optional systems on your 23 Outlaw.
On the optional Performance Plus, the CMD4 stereo
system comes with a remote control (Fig. 7.4.2) unit
installed on the starboard dash to easily access the
controls of the stereo from the driver's seat.
Standard Performance System
•
CMD4 AM/FM CD stereo
•
6 Marine Speakers
•
Amplifier - 2 Channel
Optional Performance Plus
•
CMD4 AM/FM CD stereo
•
6 Marine Speakers
•
Amplifier - 4 Channel
•
Marine Subwoofer
•
Remote Control
Thru-Hub Exhaust (standard): Thru-hub exhaust
propellers consist of a round barrel to which the
blades are attached. The exhaust passes through
the barrel and out the back, without making contact
with the blades. This provides a good clean
water flow to the blades, usually resulting in good
acceleration and hole shot.
CorsaTM Performance Quick & Quiet II (option):
A full time, non-switchable, thru-hull exhaust system
that uses patented Silencer Tips with a pair of upper
exhaust splitters connected to the lower wishbone
and the exhaust riser.
CorsaTM Performance Quick & Quiet Plus
(option): An electronically operated exhaust
diverter used in conjunction with the same patented
Silencer Tips of the Quick & Quiet II system, but
with the added flexibility to switch the exhaust flow
to fully silenced, thru-prop operation. The switch is
used to change the exhaust exits, either thru-prop or
thru-hull, which will provide maximum performance
or minimum exhaust sound.
Many areas regulate noise limits. Even if there
are no laws, courtesy demands that boats operate
quietly.
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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
before
every
use
after
first
20 hours
every
25* or 50
hours
•
•
•
every 50*
or 100
hours
every
6 mos. or
annually
Battery
Check water level
Owner’s Manual p. 6.1
Bilge Area
Clean and check
Owner’s Manual p 8.4
•
Bilge Blowers
Hose connections tight
Owner’s Manual p. 4.2
•
Bilge Pump
Float switch operates freely
Owner’s Manual p. 4.1
•
Canvas
Clean
Owner’s Manual p. 9.3
As Needed
Controls
Steering
Throttle
Check for proper operation
To be done by Baja dealer every six months
Power steering oil level
Engine Manual
Lubricate - include all shift
Engine Manual
•
•
•
•
Linkage and pivot points
Electrical
Connections
To be done by Baja dealer annually
Check for looseness
Engine
Alarm
Cooling System
Connections
Check
Engine Manual
•
Check for leaks
Engine Manual
•
with engine running
Crank Case
ventilating system
Clean
Engine Manual
Drive Belts
Check
Engine Manual
•
Check for leaks
Engine Manual
•
Exhaust System
•
•
•
•
•
•
Clean
Engine Manual
Fuel Filter
Replace
Engine Manual
Mounts (Fasteners)
Tighten
Engine Manual
Oil and Filter
Replace
Engine Manual
Check
Engine Manual
•
Connections & lines
Check for leaks
Engine Manual
•
•
•
Tanks
Check for leaks
Owner’s Manual, Sec. 5
•
•
•
Replace
Engine Manual
Flame Arrestor
Oil Level
•
•
•
•
•
Fuel System
Water Separating Fuel Filter
•
•
*Use in salt water or other severe operating conditions requires shorter maintenance/service intervals
**May not be on your boat
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Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service, &
Maintenance
Summary Guide For Inspection, Service and Maintenance
interval
item
Propeller
required
maintenance/service
reference
source
before
every use
after
first 20
hours
every
25* or 50
hours
every 50*
or 100
hours
every 6
mos. or
annually
Always after striking object
Inspect for damage
Seaworthiness
Bilge drain plug
Installed and tight
Hull damage
Stern drive
Check for loose, damaged or
missing parts
Owner’s Manual p. 4.1
•
Always after striking object
Stern Drive
•
Fluid level
Check level
Engine Manual
Fluid
Replace
Engine Manual
•
Topside & Supplies
Check for loose, damaged or
missing parts
Owner’s Manual p. 8.5
•
Check and add as needed
Trim Tab Manual
Trim Tabs
Fluid
•
Zincs (Also see Mercathode System**)
Stern drive
Check and replace as needed
Owner’s Manual p. 6.3
Every 25 hours of operation
Trim Tabs
Check fluid level
Trim Tab Manual
Every 25 Hours of operation
*Use in salt water or other severe operating conditions requires shorter maintenance/service intervals
**May not be on your boat
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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
GEAR MAKE & REDUCTION RATIO
SERIAL NUMBER
PROPELLER SIZE
PART NUMBER
SHAFT SIZE (DIAMETER X LENGTH)
MATERIAL
FUEL CAPACITY
WATER CAPACITY
KEY NUMBER, IGNITION
DOOR
SELLING DEALER
CITY & STATE
LENGTH
BEAM
DRAFT
VERTICAL CLEARANCE
ESTIMATED WEIGHT
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Section 8 • Required Inspection, Service, &
Maintenance
3. Inspection, Service and
Maintenance Protocol
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:
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.
•
Wipe off the engine to remove accumulated
dust, grease and oil.
•
Check all exposed nuts, bolts and screws for
tightness.
•
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.
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.
Check the bilge pump float switch by moving it
manually. (Figure 4.1.2) The bilge pump should start
when the float switch is raised and should stop when
lowered. If it does not, have it replaced before using
your boat. The float switch should also move freely
without sticking, if it does not, have it serviced or
replaced before boating.
•
! WARNING
DO NOT USE FLAMMABLE SOLVENTS to clean any
part of the bilge.
Fumes can accumulate and can be the source of an
explosion.
•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
1. Oil
Work on electrical wiring can create shock hazards
or sparks.
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.
Always shut off battery switch, breakers and/or
pull fuses before checking electrical wiring or
connectors.
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4. Wiring System
•
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.
•
Tighten all terminals securely and spray them
with light marine preservative oil.
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.
•
Check your first aid kit, making certain it is
complete and that the items in it have not
passed an expiration date.
•
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.
•
Check fire extinguishers for full charge.
4. Winterization Checklist for
Boats Stored on Land
A. Boat Storage
•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. Engines
B. Topside and Supplies
•
Flush engines with fresh water.
•
Remove engine drain plugs.
Once a year, you should undertake a thorough
review of the topside equipment, as well as of the
critical safety supplies on your boat.
Refer to your Engine Operator’s
Manual for detailed information on
preparing the engines for storage and
winterization.
•
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.
C. Battery(ies)
•
Remove from boat. Remove the negative (-)
cable first, then the positive (+) cable.
Inspect PFDs (life jackets) for tears and
deterioration.
•
Remove grease and dirt from top surface.
Make certain you have enough PFDs on board
for the maximum number of persons you can
carry.
•Store on wooden pallet or thick plastic in a cool
dry place. Do not store on concrete.
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•Grease terminal bolts.
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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.
•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.
Using nontoxic winterizing antifreeze:
•
Purchase a nontoxic winterizing antifreeze for
fresh water systems from a marine or RV supply
retailer.
•
With all water pumped out of the system add
nontoxic antifreeze to the water tank. Pour in
enough to be pumped to the shower.
•
Turn on water system.
•
Open shower. Close when nontoxic antifreeze
comes out.
•After shower has been treated, open and pump
out remaining nontoxic antifreeze.
! 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.
E. Fuel Systems
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.
Diesel
•
D E TA I L E D W I N T E R I Z I NG , O P E R AT I NG
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION
ARE PROVIDED BY THE EQUIPMENT
MANUFACTURER AND CAN BE FOUND IN THE
OWNER’S PACKET.
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.
Fill fuel tank with diesel and recommended
amount of biocide, “Biobor®”, which prevents
bacteria and fungi from contaminating diesel
fuel that contains some water.
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C. Miscellaneous
•
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.
7. Power Steering System
Maintenance
•
Test the navigation lights.
•Lubricate the control valve on the power
steering cylinder through the grease fitting with
multipurpose lubricant until grease appears
around the rubber boot.
•
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.
•
Check Carbon Monoxide detector to see if
operational
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 (fishfinders, LORAN, etc.) and
personal gear (fishing poles, etc.) normally left
aboard your boat.
Coat power assist steering output shaft and
exposed steering cable end with appropriate
lubricant.
•Lubricate cable end guide pivot point with SAE
30W engine oil.
•
Check power steering fluid level in the power
steering pump reservoir.
•
Inspect all hydraulic hoses for leaks. Keep hoses
from rubbing on moving parts and from contact
with hot engine parts.
•
Check all fittings, clamps and bolts for tightness
every month.
•
Check power steering pump drive belt for
wear and proper tension every month. Do
not overtighten belt. This can cause bearing
failure.
R E F E R TO T H E E NG I N E O P E R ATO R ’ S
MANUAL FOR PROPER FLUID LEVELS AND
LUBRICANTS.
Baja® Marine recommends that all repairs and/or
replacements to steering systems be made by
qualified dealers authorized by manufacturer of the
steering system of your boat.
DETAILED OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND
WARRANTY INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED BY
THE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER AND CAN
BE FOUND IN THE OWNER’S PACKET.
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8. Quick Reference Checklist
As the owner/operator of a Baja® Boat, you are responsible for the safe operation 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. Carbon Monoxide Detector...................................... Working
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 Plugs.................................... Secured
7.Steering Fluid.......................................................... Full
8. Throttle & Gearshift Controls Test........................... Full range of motion
*Note: If trailering boat, many of these items should be checked before leaving the house.
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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)........................................ Opens
3. Engine Alarm........................................................... Test. Should sound after a few seconds
4.Gear Shift & Throttle Controls................................. In NEUTRAL and IDLE positions
Starting the Engine*
1.Gearshift & Throttle Controls................................... Shift in NEUTRAL (Refer to your Engine Owner’s Manual for startup procedures for your specific
engine)
2. Ignition..................................................................... Turn ignition keys on the helm clockwise until engine
starts, then release.
IMPORTANT: Do not continue to operate starter for more than 10 seconds without pausing to allow
starter motor to cool off for 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 inhaling of carbon
monoxide.
*If engine fails to start, refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual for further troubleshooting procedures
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Quick Reference Checklist (cont’d)
C. Departing
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. Tachometers............................................................ 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.
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.Gearshift & Throttle Controls................................... Bring to NEUTRAL and IDLE positions
2. Tachometers............................................................ Idle the engines for five (5) minutes to cool down
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3. Ignition..................................................................... Once the motor is cooled down, turn the ignition keys
counter clockwise to stop the engine.
4. Engine Operation..................................................... Check idle and shift. Listen for abnormal noises
E. Securing the Boat
General
Lines and Fenders......................................................... Fenders in place, lines tied securely to dock
Boat Systems
1.Helm Switch Panel.................................................. All switches in the OFF position
2.Gearshift & Throttle Controls................................... In the NEUTRAL and IDLE positions
Engine
1. Ignition..................................................................... Switch is in the OFF position and ignition keys are
removed
2. Battery Switches...................................................... In the OFF position
3. Fuel Valves (Diesel Only)........................................ Closed (handle perpendicular to hose)
F. If the Engine Does Not Start
No Starter Motor Response
1. Check battery switch is in the ON position.
2. Check the main circuit breaker located in rear bench seat storage area.
3. Check gearshift/throttle control levers in the NEUTRAL positions.
4. Check battery condition for sufficient charge.
5. Check battery cable connections tight and free from corrosion.
6. Check starter motor and solenoid connections.
7. Check ignition switch connections.
8. Consult the engine manual that is located in the owners packet.
Starter Motor Responds, but No Ignition
1. Check that fuel tank is not empty.
2. Check that ignition shutdown switch lanyard is installed.
3. Check electrical connections on engine wiring harness and ignition wiring.
4. Check fuel filters and filter/water separators clean
5. Consult the engine maual that is located in the owners packet.
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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
Proper Operating Condition
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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.
Date
Maintenance Description
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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 Yacht Bright™
products designed specifically for pleasure boats.
Following proper fiberglass maintenance guidelines
will help maintain your boat’s performance, value,
and enjoyment.
1. Paint Cleaning Agents &
Other Substances
Wash the gelcoat and fiberglass regularly with clean,
fresh water. Wax gelcoated surfaces to maintain the
luster. 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 Yacht Bright™ PAMPHLET IN YOUR
OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET FOR INSTRUCTIONS
AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
3. Stains & Scratches
! WARNING
! WARNING
EXPLOSION/FIRE HAZARD
Gelcoat surfaces are slippery when wet.
Care and refinishing materials may contain
ingredients that are flammable or explosive. Do not
use such materials in the bilge
Always wear non-slip footwear securely fastened to
your feet and hold on to rails or the boat structure.
Shut off electrical power and ventilate when using
such materials anywhere on the boat or in the cabin.
! WARNING
Do not create sparks or use lighted materials.
Waxed surfaces are slippery.
Do not wax areas that are usually walked on.
Do not use products containing chlorine, phosphates,
perfumes and non-degradable 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 & 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.
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.
•
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.
•
Alcohol can be used to remove difficult stains.
But it must be promptly washed off with mild
detergent and water.
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Minor scratches and deeper stains that do not
penetrate the gelcoat may be removed by light
sanding and buffing.
Never use a dry cloth or duster or glass cleaning
solutions on acrylic.
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:
•
•
6. Acrylic Plastic Sheeting
(Plastic Glass)
Periodically haul the boat out of the water and
scrub the bottom with a bristle brush and a
solution of soap and water.
Paint the hull below the waterline with a good
grade of antifouling paint. DO NOT paint the
engine drive surfaces.
NOTE: There are EPA regulations regarding bottom
paint application. Consult your Baja® dealer for
proper application methods.
5. Topside Areas
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
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.
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
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 PACKET FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
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7. 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
Packet. 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,
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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.
9. Interior Upholstery Fabric
Cleaning and maintenance information provided by
the material manufacturer, is in your Owner’s Manual
Packet.
REFER TO THE OWNER’S MANUAL PACKET
FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND OTHER CLEANING
INFORMATION.
NOTICE
After each use, especially in salt water areas, rinse the
canvas completely with fresh cold water. Then let the
canvas dry completely before stowing.
Always clean spots, stains, etc., immediately.
DO NOT, at anytime, dry any canvas part in a conventional
dryer, because shrinking may occur.
Test an unseen area of fabric before cleaning stain,
to insure that cleaning material will not cause
damage.
All metal components of the canvas should be rinsed with
fresh cold water and exposed components wiped dry to
maintain appearance and working order.
8. 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 PACKET FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
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A
Accessories. See Options &
Accessories Locations
B
Bilge 4.1
Blower 4.2
Maintenance 4.2, 8.4
Pump 4.1
Boarding 3.3
Breakers. See Electrical Systems
Builder’s Plate 1.6
C
Canvas 7.2, 9.2
Carbon Monoxide 1.2
Certifications
CE (Common European) Mark iv
NMMA (National Marine
Manufacturers Assoc.) iv
Clearances 2.2
D
Diving 1.10
Docking 2.1
E
Electrical Systems
Batteries 6.1
Breakers and/or Fuses 6.2
Direct Current (DC) 6.1
Electrolytic Corrosion 6.2
Emergency Situations 1.10
Engine
Maintenance 8.4
Maintenance & Service 4.2
Starting 3.4
Stopping 3.6
Engine Alarm System 2.7
Exhaust System 7.4
F
Failure: Propulsion, Control or
Steering 1.12
Fiberglass, Care & Cleaning 9.1
Fire Extinguisher 1.2
Fire Extinguisher System 7.2
Fire Extinguishing System 1.2, 7.2
Flooding 1.11
Fuel System
Anti-Siphon Valve 5.1
Fuel Gauge 2.8
Fueling 3.2
Maintenance 8.4
Fuses. See Electrical Systems
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Gear Shift and Throttle Control 2.5
Gelcoat, Care & Cleaning 9.1
Safe boating 1.1
Safety Labels 1.1
Security Considerations 8.7
Service, Summary Guide 8.1
Service Information 8.3
Skiing 1.9
Stability 1.6
Stains 9.1
Steering System 3.6
Stereo System 7.3
Stern Drive 4.2
Storage 2.1
Swimming 1.9
Swim Platform 7.3
Symbols 1.15
H
Head System 7.3
Horn 7.3
Hull
Indentification Number (HIN) iv
I
Ignition Shutdown Switch 2.7
L
Layout
Deck 2.4
Lifting 2.1
Lights
Navigation & Anchor 2.8
Load Capacity 1.5
N
Nautical Terms 1.14
Recommended Equipment 1.5
Requirements
International Requirements 1.12
Required Equipment 1.2
T
Tachometer 2.7
Trailering 2.1
Trailer Launching and Loading 3.2
Trailer Switch 2.6
Trim 2.5
Trim Tabs 2.6
U
O
OEM i
Options & Accessories Locations 7.1
Owner’s Manual Packet i
P
Passengers
Instruction 3.3
Locations 2.1
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
1.2, 1.4, 3.3
Power Capacity 1.6
Power Trim 2.5
Propellers 1.6, 2.3
Removal & Installation 4.3
Propulsion System 2.3
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V
Visual Distress Signals 1.2
W
Warranty iii, v
Water Sports 1.9
Water Temperature 2.8.
Weather 1.7
Winterization 8.5
Z
Zinc Anodes 6.2
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