caution - Bayliner Parts

caution - Bayliner Parts
Engine Serial Number: _____________________________________________
Hull Identification Number:__________________________________________
Hull Identification Number
• The Hull Identification Number (HIN) is located just below
the deck gunnel at the starboard aft corner of the boat.
• Record the HIN (and the engine serial number) in the space
provided above.
• Include the HIN with any correspondence or orders.
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CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Welcome Aboard!
Chapter 4: Controls & Gauges
Dimensions & Tank Capacities 1
Dealer Service 1
Warranty Information 2
Boating Experience 2
Engine & Accessory Guidelines & Literature 3
Steering 38
Shift/Throttle Controls 38
Power Trim & Tilt 38
Trim Tabs 38
Gauges 39
Propeller 3
Qualified Maintenance 4
Special Care for Moored Boats 4
Safety Standards 5
Boat Lifting 6
Carbon Monoxide (CO) 7
CO Facts 7
Factors that Increase the Effects of CO Poisoning 7
Where & How CO Can Accumulate 8
How to Protect Yourself & Others From CO 8
CO Checklists 9
CO Monitors 9
More Information 10
Warning Labels 11
Chapter 2: Locations
Exterior Views 13
Hull Views 13
Deck Views 14
Helm 15
Component Locations 16
Chapter 3: Propulsion & Related Systems
Engine 32
Freshwater Cooling (If Equipped) 32
Bilge Blower System 33
Fuel System 34
Fuel Fill & Vent 35
Anti-siphon Valve (Gas Engine Only) 35
Gas Engine Fuel Filters 35
Fuel Filter/Water Separator (Diesel Engine Only) 36
Electronic Fuel Shut-off Valve (Diesel Engine Only) 36
Quick Oil Drain System 37
Cleaning the Gauges 39
Gauge Fogging 39
Radio Transmission Interference 39
Fuel Gauge 39
Chapter 5: Navigation &
Communication Equipment
Depth Finder 40
VHF Radio (If Equipped) 40
Global Positioning System (GPS) (If Equipped) 40
Chapter 6: Plumbing
Bilge Pumps 41
Bilge Pump Testing 42
Built-in Autofloat Switch Testing 42
Seawater Systems 43
Seacocks 43
Seawater Strainers 43
Freshwater System 44
Transom Shower 44
Freshwater System Winterization 45
Water Heater 46
Winterizing the Water Heater 47
Preparing the Water Heater
for Use After Boat Storage 48
Drain Systems 49
Deck Drains 49
Gray Water Drain System (With Holding Tank) 49
Gray Water Drain System (Without Holding Tank) 49
Sump Box Cleaning 50
Sump System Winterization 50
Marine Head & Black Water Holding Tank 51
Manual Flush Head (If Equipped) 51
Electric Flush Head (If Equipped) 52
Macerator (If Equipped) 53
Air Conditioner (If Equipped) 54
Chapter 7: Deck Equipment
Chapter 11: Electrical System
Cleats & Bow/Stern Eyes 55
Windlass (If Equipped) 55
Canvas & Vinyl Tops & Enclosures 56
12-Volt DC System 69
Bimini Top (If Equipped) 56
Camper Top (If Equipped) 57
Vinyl Curtains (If Equipped) 57
Canvas Care 58
Clear Vinyl Care 59
Chapter 8: Appliances &
Entertainment Systems
Refrigerator 60
Audio Equipment 60
Alcohol/110-Volt Electric Stove 61
Chapter 9: Convertible Seats, Beds, & Tables
Converting Cockpit Dinette to
Sunlounge (If Equipped) 62
Converting V-berth Dinette to Sleeping Berth 64
Helm Seat Adjustments 66
To Slide the Helm Seat Forward or Aft: 66
To Adjust the Helm Seat Back: 66
Chapter 10: Lights
Care & Maintenance 67
Interior & Exterior Lights 67
Navigation Lights 67
Spotlight (If Equipped) 67
Batteries 69
Battery Switch 69
Battery Switch (If Equipped with Two Batteries) 70
Battery Switch Positions 70
Fuses & Circuit Breakers 71
12-Volt DC Accessory Outlets 71
Alternator 72
Battery Charger 72
110-Volt AC System 73
Shore Power 74
Connecting to Shore Power 75
Parallel Switch (Only if
Equipped with Dual Shore Power) 75
Generator 76
Electrical Routings 78
12-Volt DC Hull Harnesses 78
12-Volt DC Deck Harness 79
Battery Cable Routings 80
110-Volt AC Hull Harness 81
Important Records 82
Float Plan 83
Hazard Boxes & Symbols
The hazard boxes and symbols shown below are used throughout this supplement to call attention to potentially dangerous situations which could lead to either personal injury or product damage. Read all warnings carefully and follow all safety instructions.
!
DANGER!
This box alerts you to immediate hazards which WILL cause severe personal injury or death if
the warning is ignored.
!
WA R N I N G !
This box alerts you to hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal
injury or death if the warning is ignored.
!
CAUTION
This box alerts you to hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal
injury or cause product or property damage if the warning is ignored.
NOTICE
This box calls attention to installation, operation or maintenance information, which is important to proper operation but is not hazard related.
FIRE
HAZARD!
EXPLOSION
HAZARD!
FALLING
HAZARD!
NO OPEN
FLAME!
ROTATING
PROPELLER HAZARD!
ELECTRICAL
HAZARD!
HOT
HAZARD!
RUN BILGE BLOWERS
FOR 4 MINUTES!
CO POISONING
HAZARD!
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• This Owner’s Manual Supplement provides specific information about your boat that is not covered in the Cruiser
& Yacht Owner’s Manual.
• The Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual contains general information about safe operating practices, general boating regulations, and general maintenance techniques. Information that is more specific to your particular boat is
found in this Owner’s Manual Supplement.
• Before using your boat, study this Owner’s Manual Supplement, the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual, and all
engine and accessory literature carefully. If similar instructions are found in more than one manual, always refer
to the specific manufacturer’s manual (such as the engine manual) for the most complete and
accurate information.
• Keep this Owner’s Manual Supplement and the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual on your boat in a secure, yet
readily available place.
Dimensions & Tank Capacities
Overall
Length
25’ 1"
Length
Bridge
Rigged Clearance Beam
30' 2"
6' 6"
8' 6"
Draft
(Hull)
Draft
(Maximum)
Fuel
Tank
Freshwater
Tank
Black Water
Holding Tank
Gray Water
Holding Tank
1' 9"
3' 3"
65 Gallons
20 Gallons
20 Gallons
20 Gallons
Dealer Service
•
•
•
•
•
•
Your dealer is your key to service.
Ask your dealer to explain all systems before taking delivery of your boat.
Contact your dealer if you have any problems with your new boat.
If your dealer cannot help, call our customer service hotline: 360-435-8957 or send us a FAX: 360-403-4235.
Buy replacement parts from any authorized Bayliner dealer.
You can access on-line parts catalogs, links to vendor websites, and other helpful features by logging on
to http://www.baylinercustomercare.com.
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Warranty Information
• Bayliner offers a Limited Warranty on each new Bayliner purchased through an authorized Bayliner dealer.
• A copy of the Limited Warranty was included in your owner’s packet.
• If you did not get a copy of the Limited Warranty, please contact your Bayliner dealer or call 360-435-8957 for
a copy.
Boating Experience
!
WA R N I N G !
CONTROL HAZARD!
An experienced operator MUST be in control of your boat at ALL times. Do NOT operate your
boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If this is your first boat or if you are changing to a type of boat you are not familiar with, for your own comfort and
safety, get handling and operating experience before assuming command of your boat.
Take one of the boating safety classes offered by the U.S. Power Squadrons or the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. For
more course information, including dates and locations of upcoming classes, contact the organizations directly:
• U.S. Power Squadrons: 1-888-FOR-USPS (1-888-367-8777) or on the Internet at: http://www.usps.org
• In Canada, for the CPS courses call 1-888-CPS-BOAT.
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 1-800-368-5647 or on the Internet at: http://www.cgaux.org
Outside the United States, your selling dealer, national sailing federation, or local boat club can advise you of local
sea schools or competent instructors.
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Engine & Accessory Guidelines & Literature
NOTICE
BEFORE starting or working on your engine(s), read the engine manual.
NOTICE
BEFORE using the accessories on your boat, read the accessory manuals.
NOTICE
BEFORE storing your boat, refer to your engine and accessory manuals for storage/winterization instructions.
NOTICE
Certain modifications to your boat WILL result in cancellation of your warranty protection.
ALWAYS check with your dealer BEFORE making any modifications to your boat.
• Your boat’s engine and accessories were selected to provide optimum performance and service.
• Installing a different engine or adding accessories may affect your boat’s running trim.
• If you choose to install a different engine or add accessories that may affect your boat’s running trim, have a
trained marine technician perform a safety inspection and handling test before using your boat again.
• The engine and accessories on your boat have their own manuals. Read these manuals before using the engine and
accessories.
Unless noted otherwise, all engine and accessory literature referred to in this supplement is included in your owner’s
packet.
While the topics listed below may be included in this supplement and in the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual,
always refer to the engine manual first for specific information on these important subjects:
• Engine Break-in Procedure
• Fuel and Oil Recommendations
• Engine Starting and Stopping
• Engine Maintenance
• Gear Shifting
• Engine Storage/Winterization
Propeller
!
CAUTION
ENGINE DAMAGE HAZARD!
The factory standard propeller may not be the best for your particular boat and load conditions. Refer to the engine manual for engine RPM ratings. The engine should reach, but not
exceed its full rated RPM when full-throttle is applied.
Immediately contact your local Bayliner dealer if:
• The engine cannot reach its full rated RPM when full-throttle is applied, or;
• The engine exceeds its full rated RPM when full-throttle is applied.
• Keep the propeller in good repair and at the correct pitch for your particular situation.
• A slightly bent or nicked propeller will adversely affect the performance of your boat.
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Qualified Maintenance
!
WA R N I N G !
To maintain the safety of your boat, allow ONLY trained personnel to work on, or change, in
any way, the:
• Steering system
• Propulsion system
• Engine control system
• Fuel system
• Environmental control system
• Electrical system
• Navigation system
Failure to maintain your boat’s systems (listed in the warning above) as designed could violate the laws in your jurisdiction and could expose yourself and others to the danger of bodily injury or accidental death.
Follow the maintenance instructions in:
• this Owner’s Manual Supplement
• the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual
• the engine owner’s manual, and;
• all accessory literature.
Special Care for Moored Boats
NOTICE
• To help seal the hull bottom and reduce the chance of gel coat blistering while your boat is
moored, apply an epoxy barrier coating.
• The barrier coating should be covered with several coats of anti-fouling paint.
• Many states regulate the chemical content of bottom paints in order to meet environmental
standards. Check with your local dealer about recommended bottom paints, and about the
laws in effect in your area.
• Whether moored in saltwater or freshwater, your boat will collect marine growth on its hull bottom.
• This will detract from your boat’s beauty, greatly affect its performance, and may damage the gel coat.
• Periodically haul your boat out of the water and scrub the hull bottom with a bristle brush and a solution of soap
and water.
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Safety Standards
!
DANGER!
FALLING and ROTATING PROPELLER HAZARD!
• NEVER allow anyone to ride on parts of your boat NOT designed for
such use.
• Sitting on seat-backs, lounging on the forward deck, bow riding, gunwale riding or occupying the transom platform while underway is especially hazardous and
WILL cause personal injury or death.
!
DANGER!
FALLING, ROTATING PROPELLER and CARBON
MONOXIDE POISONING HAZARD!
• NEVER allow anyone to occupy, or hang from, the
back deck or transom platform while the engine
is running.
• Teak surfing, dragging, or water skiing within 20 feet
of a moving watercraft can be fatal.
!
D
DA
AN
NG
GE
ER
R!
PERSONAL SAFETY HAZARD!
• ALWAYS secure the anchor and other loose objects BEFORE getting underway.
• The anchor and other items that are NOT properly secured can come loose when your boat
is moving and cause personal injury or death.
!
WA R N I N G !
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.
Examples Include:
• Engine and generator exhaust
• Engine and generator fuel, and other liquids such as coolants and oil, especially used
motor oil
• Cooking fuels
• Cleaners, paints, and substances used for vessel repair
• Waste materials that result from wear of vessel components
• Lead from battery terminals and from other sources such as ballast or fishing sinkers
To Avoid Harm:
• Keep away from engine, generator, and cooking fuel exhaust fumes.
• Wash exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water after handling the substances above.
• Your boat’s mechanical and electrical systems were designed to meet safety standards in effect at the time it
was built.
• Some of these standards were mandated by law, and all of them were designed to insure your safety and the safety
of other people, vessels and property.
Read this supplement, the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual, the engine owner’s manual, and all accessory instructions for important safety standards and hazard information.
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Boat Lifting
!
WA R N I N G !
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Lifting slings can slip on the hull, which could cause serious injury or death.
• ALWAYS secure the forward lifting sling to the aft lifting sling BEFORE lifting. This will
reduce the risk of sling slippage.
!
WA R N I N G !
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
NEVER lift any boat using the cleats, or the bow/stern eyes.
!
WA R N I N G !
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Water in the bilge can shift and change the balance of the load.
• If water is present in the bilge, pump or drain the water out of the bilge areas BEFORE lifting your boat.
!
CAUTION
PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
• When lifting any boat, ALWAYS use a spreader bar.
• The spreader bar MUST be equal to the width of the boat at each lifting point.
• Make sure your boat remains level during lifting. The engine can be damaged by water
ingestion if the stern is lifted higher than the bow.
• Always follow the lift equipment’s instructions and requirements.
• When lifting your boat, always position the lifting slings at the port and starboard lifting sling label positions as
shown in the illustration.
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Carbon Monoxide (CO)
!
DANGER!
• Carbon monoxide gas (CO) is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and
extremely dangerous.
• ALL engines, generators, and fuel burning appliances produce CO
as exhaust.
• Prolonged exposure to low concentrations or very quick exposure to high
concentrations WILL cause BRAIN DAMAGE or DEATH.
• Teak surfing, dragging, or water skiing within 20 feet of a moving watercraft can be fatal.
CO Facts
• CO poisoning causes a significant number of boating deaths each year.
• Called the "silent killer", CO is an extremely toxic, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas.
• CO can harm or even kill you inside or outside your boat.
• CO can affect you whether you’re underway, moored, or anchored.
• CO symptoms are similar to seasickness or alcohol intoxication.
• CO can make you sick in seconds. In high enough concentrations, even a few breaths can be fatal.
• Breathing CO blocks the ability of your blood to carry oxygen.
• The effects are cumulative. Even low levels of exposure can result in injury or death.
Factors that Increase the Effects of CO Poisoning
• Age
• Smokers or people exposed to high concentrations of cigarette smoke
• Consumption of alcohol
• Lung disorders
• Heart problems
• Pregnancy
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Where & How CO Can Accumulate
Stationary conditions that increase CO accumulations include:
A. Using engine, generator, or other fuel burning device when boat is moored in a confined space.
B. Mooring too close to another boat that is
using its engine, generator, or other fuel
burning device.
To correct stationary situations A and/or B:
• Close all windows, portlights and hatches.
• If possible, move your boat away from source of CO.
Running conditions that increase CO accumulations include:
C. Running boat with trim angle of bow too high.
D. Running boat without through ventilation
(station wagon effect).
To correct running situations C and/or D:
• Trim bow down.
• Open windows and canvas.
• When possible, run boat so that prevailing winds help dissipate exhaust.
How to Protect Yourself & Others From CO
• Know where and how CO may accumulate in and around your boat (see above).
• Always maintain fresh air circulation throughout your boat.
• Know where your engine and generator exhaust outlets are located and keep everyone away from these areas.
• Never sit on, or hang onto, the back deck or transom platform while the engine is running.
• Never enter the areas under transom platforms where exhaust outlets are located.
• Although CO can be present without the smell of exhaust fumes, if exhaust fumes are detected on your boat, take
immediate action to dissipate these fumes.
• Treat symptoms of seasickness as possible CO poisoning. Get the person into fresh air immediately. Seek medical
attention—unless you’re sure it’s not CO.
• Maintain the CO monitors that are installed inside your boat. Never ignore any alarm. Replace monitors as
recommended by the monitor manufacturer.
• Follow the checklists provided on the next page.
• Get a Vessel Safety Check.
For information on how to get a free VESSEL SAFETY CHECK, visit www.vesselsafetycheck.org or contact your
local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or United States Power Squadrons®.
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 1-800-368-5647 or on the Internet at: http://www.cgaux.org
• U.S. Power Squadrons: 1-888-FOR-USPS (1-888-367-8777) or on the Internet at: http://www.usps.org
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CO Checklists
Trip Checklist
Make sure you know where the exhaust outlets are located on your boat.
Educate all passengers about the symptoms of CO poisoning and where CO may accumulate.
When docked, or rafted with another boat, be aware of exhaust emissions from the other boat.
Listen for any change in exhaust sound, which could mean an exhaust component failure.
Test the operation of each CO monitor by pressing the test button.
Monthly Checklist
Make sure all exhaust clamps are in place and secure.
Look for exhaust leaking from exhaust system components. Signs include rust and/or black streaking, water
leaks, or corroded or cracked fittings.
Inspect rubber exhaust hoses for burned, cracked, or deteriorated sections. All rubber hoses should be pliable and
free of kinks.
Annual Checklist
Have a Trained Marine Technician:
Replace exhaust hoses if cracking, charring, or deterioration is found.
Ensure that your engines and generators are properly tuned, and well maintained.
Inspect each water pump impeller and the water pump housing. Replace if worn. Make sure cooling systems are
in working condition.
Inspect all metallic exhaust components for cracking, rusting, leaking, or loosening. Make sure they check the
cylinder head gasket, exhaust manifold, water injection elbow, and the threaded adapter nipple between the manifold and the elbow.
Clean, inspect, and confirm proper operation of the generator cooling water anti-siphon valve (if equipped).
CO Monitors
NOTICE
• The stereo memory and CO monitors place a small, but constant drain on the battery.
• If your boat will be unattended for an extended amount of time, plug into shore power with
the battery charger turned On.
• Do not disconnect the CO monitors.
• Read the manufacturer’s instructions for your CO monitors. If you did not get the manufacturer’s instructions,
call (800) 383-0269 and they will be mailed to you.
If your boat is not equipped with a CO monitor, consider purchasing one from your dealer or marine supply store.
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More Information
For more information about preventing carbon monoxide poisoning on recreational boats and other boating safety
tips, contact:
United States Coast Guard
Office of Boating Safety (G-OPB-3)
2100 Second Street SW
Washington, DC 20593
www.uscgboating.org
1-800-368-5647
National Marine Manufacturers
Association (NMMA)
200 East Randolph Drive
Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601-9301
www.nmma.org
312-946-6200
American Boat & Yacht Council, Inc.
(ABYC)
613 Third Street
Suite 10
Annapolis, MD 21403
www.abycinc.org
410-990-4460
For information about free VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS, visit www.vesselsafetycheck.org or contact your local U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary or United States Power Squadrons®.
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 1-800-368-5647 or on the Internet at: http://www.cgaux.org
• U.S. Power Squadrons: 1-888-FOR-USPS (1-888-367-8777) or on the Internet at: http://www.usps.org
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Warning Labels
1693520
1780621
1703699
1703700
Carbon monoxide (CO) can cause brain damage
or death.
Engine and generator exhaust contains odorless
and colorless carbon monoxide gas.
Carbon monoxide will be around the back of the
boat when engines or generators are running.
Move to fresh air if you feel nausea, headache,
dizziness, or drowsiness.
NW-206-05
1811367
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WARNING
Carbon monoxide (CO) can cause brain damage or death.
Engine and generator exhaust contains odorless and colorless carbon monoxide gas.
Signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness,
and lack of consciousness.
Get fresh air if anyone shows signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.
See Owner's Manual for information regarding carbon monoxide poisoning.
NW-204-05
1811368
1704136
1880048
1705252
1704247
1703581
1706140
1813021
1703336
1704248
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Exterior Views
Hull Views
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Deck Views
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Helm
NOTE: TYPICAL HELM LAYOUT SHOWN. ACTUAL LAYOUT MAY
VARY DEPENDING ON ENGINE AND ACCESSORY OPTIONS.
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Component Locations
12-Volt DC Accessory Outlets
(2 Total):
• One is located on the port
switch panel at the helm.
• One is located on the forward end
of the galley.
12-Volt DC Fuse Blocks:
Located in the starboard wall
hatch in the aft berth.
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110-Volt AC Master Panel: Located in
the galley.
Air Conditioner
(If Equipped): Located
under the aft dinette seat
cushion.
Air Conditioner Seawater
Intake Seacock (If Equipped):
Located in the engine room
bilge.
Battery: Located in the engine
room.
Battery Charger: Located on
the port side of the engine room
on the forward wall.
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Battery Switch: Located inside
the storage hatch below the
entertainment faucet.
Bilge Pumps (2 Total):
• The aft bilge pump is located
in the engine room bilge.
• The forward bilge pump is accessed
through the bottom cabin entry step.
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Blower Switch: Located
on the starboard switch
panel at the helm.
CO Monitors (2 Total):
• One is located on the
ceiling in the aft berth.
• One is located in the dinette area, on the forward
wall of the head.
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Depth Finder Transducer: Access through
the bottom cabin entry step.
Electronic Fuel Shut-off Valve (Diesel Engine
Only): Located in the forward area of the
engine room.
Freshwater Fill Deck Fitting
(marked WATER): Located
on the port aft corner of the
deck.
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Freshwater Pump: Located in the engine
room.
Freshwater Pump Switch: Located just
forward of the galley sink.
Freshwater Tank: Located on the port
side of the engine room.
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Fuel Fill Deck Fitting (marked
GAS or DIESEL): Located on the
starboard aft corner of the deck.
Fuel Tank: Located in the engine room
bilge area.
Generator (If Equipped): Located on the
port side of the engine room.
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Generator Control Panel (If Equipped):
Located in the galley.
Generator Seawater Intake Seacock (If Equipped): Located in
the engine room bilge.
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High Water Alarm Control
Panel: Located just below
the shift/throttle lever.
Holding Tanks:
• The black water holding tank is located
on the starboard side of the engine
room.
• The gray water holding tank, if equipped,
is located on the port side of the engine
room.
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Holding Tank Pump-out Deck
Fittings:
• The black water holding tank
pump-out deck fitting is
located on the starboard aft
corner of the deck.
• The gray water holding tank pump-out
deck fitting, if
equipped, is located on
the port aft corner of
the deck.
Macerator Switches (If
Equipped): Located on the starboard side panel, just below the
shift/throttle level.
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Macerator Underwater Discharge Seacock (If Equipped): Located on the starboard side of the engine room, on the
transom.
Navigation Lights:
• Red and green lights on the
forward deck.
• White all-round light on the
aft deck.
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Shore Power Inlet(s): Located on
the aft deck.
Shower Drain Sump Box: Access through
the bottom cabin entry step.
Spotlight: Located on the forward deck.
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Spotlight Control Panel:
Located at the helm.
Transom Shower: Located on the
port side of the cockpit, just forward
of the transom entry door.
Trim Tab Hydraulic Fluid Reservoir:
Located in the engine room, on the aft
wall.
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Trim Tab Switches: Located on
the starboard switch panel at the
helm.
Trim & Tilt Pump: Located on the starboard
side of the engine room.
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Water Heater: Located in the starboard
forward corner of the engine room.
Windlass Circuit Breakers
(If Equipped): Located
inside the storage hatch
below the entertainment
faucet.
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Windlass Foot Controls (If Equipped):
Located on the forward deck.
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Engine
!
CAUTION
TRANSOM ENTRY DOOR DAMAGE HAZARD!
Always Open the transom entry door before opening the engine hatch.
NOTICE
Read the engine manual BEFORE starting or working on your engine.
While the topics listed below may be included in this supplement and in the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual,
always refer to the engine manual first for specific information on these important subjects:
• Engine Break-in Procedure
• Engine Starting and Stopping
• Gear Shifting
• Fuel and Oil Recommendations
• Engine Maintenance
• Engine Storage/Winterization
Freshwater Cooling (If Equipped)
!
WA R N I N G !
FLOODING and SWAMPING HAZARD!
• Close the seawater intake seacock when leaving your boat unattended for any length
of time.
• If the seacock is left open, a hose failure could flood the bilge, swamp the battery(s) and the
engine, and even sink your boat.
!
CAUTION
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Open the engine cooling system’s seacock or ball valve BEFORE starting the engine.
• Keep the engine cooling system’s seacock or ball valve Open while the engine is running.
The freshwater cooling system circulates seawater through the heat exchanger to reduce
engine temperatures.
• Open the seawater intake seacock before
starting the engine.
• Keep the seacock Open while the engine is
running.
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Bilge Blower System
!
WA R N I N G !
FIRE and EXPLOSION HAZARD!
1.
2.
•
•
Fuel vapors can explode! BEFORE starting the engine:
Check the bilge areas for fuel vapors or leaking fuel. If you see leaking fuel or smell
fuel vapors:
a. Do NOT start the engine, do NOT turn On any electrical devices, put out ALL cigarettes,
cigars, and other sources of flame or ignition.
b. Get everyone off your boat.
c. Get trained help to find and fix the problem.
Run the bilge blowers for at least four minutes BEFORE engine starting, electrical system
work, or turning on electrical devices.
If you smell fuel vapors and the engine is already running;
a. Shut Off the engine and turn Off ALL electrical devices.
b. Put out ALL cigarettes, cigars, and other sources of flame or ignition.
c. Get trained help to find and fix the problem.
NEVER obstruct or change the bilge blower system.
• The bilge blower system
removes explosive fumes from
the engine and bilge areas.
• Fresh air is drawn into the
engine and bilge areas through
the vents.
To make sure the engine
and bilge areas are properly
ventilated:
• Use the "sniff test" to check the
engine and bilge areas for fuel
vapors before starting
the engine.
• Always run the bilge blowers
for at least four minutes
before starting the engine.
• Continue to run the blowers
until your boat has reached
cruising speed.
• Always run the blowers when running your boat below cruising speed.
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Fuel System
!
WA R N I N G !
FIRE, EXPLOSION, and OPEN FLAME HAZARD!
• Thoroughly inspect the fuel system for leaks every time you take on fuel.
• Fueling instructions are provided in the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual, and fuel recommendations are provided in the engine operation manual. Carefully read this information.
!
CAUTION
Avoid the storage or handling of gear near the fuel lines, fittings and tank.
NOTICE
• On diesel engine models, air in the diesel supply system can stop an engine or severely
restrict performance.
• If you suspect air in the fuel lines, refer to your engine operation manual for detailed
instructions on how to bleed the system.
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Fuel Fill & Vent
• Depending on engine type, the fuel fill deck fitting is marked either GAS or DIESEL.
• If you have problems filling the fuel tank, see if the fuel fill hose or fuel tank vent hose is kinked or collapsed.
• If there are no visible signs of a problem, contact your local dealer.
Anti-siphon Valve (Gas Engine Only)
NOTICE
• If an engine running problem is diagnosed as fuel starvation, check the anti-siphon valve.
• If the valve is stuck or clogged, ONLY change or replace it while the engine is Off.
• NEVER run the engine with the anti-siphon valve removed, except in an emergency.
•
•
•
•
The anti-siphon valve is a vital fuel system part.
If the fuel line ruptures, this valve prevents the siphoning of fuel from the tank.
The valve is located on the fuel tank, where the fuel feed line attaches to the tank.
The valve is spring loaded and is opened by fuel pump vacuum.
Gas Engine Fuel Filters
• The fuel pickup tube, located inside the fuel tank, is equipped with a fine mesh screen filter.
• Also, when supplied by the engine manufacturer, a fuel filter is installed on the engine.
• Periodically replace the fuel filter to make sure it remains clean and free of debris.
• Talk to your selling dealer or local marina about fuel additives that help prevent fungus or other buildup in your
fuel tank.
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Fuel Filter/Water Separator (Diesel Engine Only)
NOTICE
• The frequency of water draining or element replacement is controlled by the contamination
level in the fuel.
• Inspect the collection bowls for water daily.
• Replace the elements at least once a year, or when a loss of power is noticed, whichever
comes first.
• The fuel feed line features a fuel filter/water separator.
• Service instructions for the fuel filter/water separator are
provided on the filter.
HAND PRIMER
VENT PLUG
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
DRAIN PLUG
Electronic Fuel Shut-off Valve (Diesel Engine Only)
• Your diesel engine is equipped with an electronic fuel
shut-off valve.
• When you start your engine, the electronic fuel shutoff valve opens to allow fuel to the engine.
• When you turn off the engine, the electronic fuel shutoff valve closes, stopping the fuel flow to the engine.
• If the electronic fuel shut-off valve malfunctions, it
has a manual override.
• Turn the manual override clockwise to open the electronic fuel shut-off valve.
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Quick Oil Drain System
The quick oil drain hose assembly was attached to the engine oil pan at the factory. However, some minor assembly
is still needed before you can use this system.
NOTE: This is not the only method for changing your oil. Your selling dealer can recommend other methods.
How to install the quick oil drain system:
1. Unscrew the factory installed
bilge plug from the bilge
drain (A). NOTE: Keep the
original factory bilge plug on
your boat as a spare.
2. Unclip the quick oil drain
assembly from the wire loop
(B) on the engine.
3. Unclip the bilge plug’s draw
cord (C) from the oil drain
plug’s draw cord (D).
4. Thread the oil drain plug’s
draw cord (D) through the
bilge drain (A).
5. Pull the oil drain plug (E),
and the oil drain hose (F)
through the bilge drain.
6. Adjust the hose stop clamp
(G) so that no more than 12
inches of hose, including the
oil drain plug, can extend out
of the bilge drain (A).
7. Clip the bilge plug’s draw
cord (C) back to the oil drain
plug’s draw cord (D).
8. Push the oil drain hose, oil
drain plug, and both draw
cords through the bilge drain
and into the bilge area.
9. Screw the bilge plug (H) into
the bilge drain (A) and
tighten firmly.
QUICK OIL DRAIN SYSTEM
ENGINE
OIL PAN
TRANSOM
F
E
D
H
FACTORY
INSTALLED
C
BILGE
A
G
B
C
D
To drain the engine oil:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Remove your boat from the water.
Unscrew the bilge plug.
Pull the draw cord until the oil drain plug and the oil drain hose slide out of the bilge drain.
Place the end of the oil drain hose into a suitable container.
Unscrew the oil drain plug and drain the engine oil.
Replace the oil drain plug.
Push the drain hose back into the bilge.
Replace the bilge plug and tighten firmly.
Always dispose of waste oil in accordance with local laws.
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Steering
•
•
•
•
Your boat features a power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system.
For information about the power-assist fluid reservoir, refer to the engine operation and maintenance manual.
Boat steering is not self-centering.
Refer to the engine manual for more steering system details.
Shift/Throttle Controls
!
WA R N I N G !
LOSS OF CONTROL HAZARD!
Improper maintenance of the shift/throttle hardware may cause a sudden loss of control!
Read all of the information about the shift/throttle controls in the shift/throttle manual, the engine operation manual,
and the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual.
Power Trim & Tilt
• The stern drive on your boat is equipped with power trim and tilt.
• Trim and tilt instructions are provided in the engine operation manual and the shift/throttle manual.
Trim Tabs
• Before using the trim tabs, read the trim tabs’
owner’s manual.
• The trim tabs are controlled by two rocker
switches at the helm.
• Check and refill the trim tab hydraulic fluid reservoir as directed in the trim tabs’ owner’s manual.
• For the location of the fluid reservoir, see the
Component Locations section in Chapter 2 of
this supplement.
TYPICAL TRIM TAB
TRANSOM
TRIM TAB
(TYPICAL)
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Gauges
Cleaning the Gauges
!
CAUTION
PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Use only mild soap and water to clean the gauge lenses and bezels.
• Use of other cleaners, including common window cleaning solutions, may cause the lenses
to crack.
• Lenses cracked in this manner will NOT be covered by our warranty.
Gauge Fogging
• Moisture may occasionally find its way into the gauges causing lens fogging.
• Turning On the gauge lights will help dry the lenses.
• Fogging will not harm the gauges.
Radio Transmission Interference
VHF or other radio transmissions may cause brief erratic readings on the tachometer. This will not damage the
tachometer gauge or affect its accuracy when not transmitting.
Fuel Gauge
It is normal for the pointer on your fuel gauge to bounce as fuel sloshes back and forth in the fuel tank.
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Chapter 5: Navigation & Communication Equipment
Read the manuals for all navigation & communication equipment before using these systems.
Depth Finder
!
WA R N I N G !
• Do NOT use the depth finder as a navigational aid to prevent collision, grounding, boat
damage or personal injury.
• When your boat is moving, submerged objects will NOT be seen until they are already
under your boat.
• Bottom depths may change too quickly to allow time for your boat to react.
• If you suspect shallow water or submerged objects, run your boat at very slow speeds.
VHF Radio (If Equipped)
• Your boat may include a VHF (Very High Frequency) radio.
• As permitted by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), the VHF radio can be used to access weather
reports, summon assistance, or contact other vessels.
• Contact the FCC for licensing, rules and laws concerning VHF radio usage.
Global Positioning System (GPS) (If Equipped)
!
WA R N I N G !
• The GPS system should NOT be relied upon as the ONLY aid to navigation.
• An experienced operator MUST monitor the GPS system at ALL times and keep a look-out
for other marine traffic and possible collision situations.
NOTICE
Τhe GPS system is ONLY an aid to navigation. It's accuracy can be affected by:
• Equipment failure or defects
• Environmental conditions
• Improper handling or use
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Bilge Pumps
NOTICE
Discharge of oil, oil waste, or fuel into navigable waters is prohibited by law. Violators are subject to legal action by the local authorities.
• Your boat has two bilge
pumps for pumping water
out of the bilge.
• Built-in autofloat
switches turn On the
bilge pumps if bilge
water rises above a
preset level.
• You can also turn On the
bilge pumps using the
switches at the helm.
• The bilge pumps are
wired directly to the batteries. Unless the batteries are dead, the bilge
pump system should keep
working even when your
boat is unattended.
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Bilge Pump Testing
• The bilge pump is vital to the safety of your boat.
• Test the bilge pump often.
1. Turn On the bilge pump switch at the helm.
2. Make sure that water in the bilge is pumped overboard.
• If there is water in the bilge and the pump motor is running but not pumping, inspect the discharge hose for a kink
or collapsed area.
If the discharge hose looks okay, check the bilge pump and strainer for clogging debris.
Inspecting and clearing debris from the bilge pump:
1. Squeeze the holding tabs on each side of
the strainer and pull the pump housing out
of the strainer.
2. Remove debris from the strainer and the
bottom of the pump housing.
3. Remove the impeller guard screw and the
impeller guard.
4. Remove all debris from the pump chamber, from around the impeller, and from
the tab slots on the sides.
5. Make sure the impeller is firmly attached
to the shaft and is not cracked or broken.
6. Reinstall the impeller guard and screw,
and the pump housing on the strainer.
Make sure both tabs lock into the slots.
PUMP HOUSING
FLOAT SWITCH
TEST KNOB
IMPELLER
GUARD SCREW
STRAINER
IMPELLER
GUARD
HOLDING TABS
Built-in Autofloat Switch Testing
• The autofloat switch turns the bilge pump On when water rises above a preset level.
• Test the autofloat switch often as follows:
Autofloat switch testing:
Twist the float switch test button to turn On the bilge pump.
• If the pump does not turn On, check the fuse on the fuse block.
• If the fuse is good, but the switch still does not work, it may mean the switch is bad, or the battery is dead.
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Seawater Systems
Seacocks
!
WA R N I N G !
FLOODING and SWAMPING HAZARD!
• Close the seacock(s) when leaving your boat unattended for any length of time.
• If a seacock is left open, a hose failure could flood the bilge, swamp the batteries and the
engine, and even sink your boat.
!
CAUTION
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• BEFORE using any system that has a seacock, make sure that the system’s seacock is Open.
• Inspect and lubricate all seacocks annually.
Thru-hull inlet or outlet fittings near or below the waterline feaSEACOCK & THRU-HULL
ture seacock valves. You can close a seacock to stop water entry:
COMPONENTS (TYPICAL)
• If the hose connected to the seacock fails, or;
90 DEGREE
SEACOCK
• To work on equipment served by the seacock.
SEACOCK
LEVER
SEACOCK GASKET
Seacocks are used on your boat in seawater intake or liquid-discharge systems including, but not limited to:
HULL
THRU-HULL INTAKE
• Air conditioner (if equipped)
SECTION
STRAINER
• Marine head (toilet)
Before using any system with a seacock, make sure the seacock is Open and stays Open until the system is shut Off.
Seawater Strainers
!
CAUTION
FLOODING HAZARD!
• BEFORE taking apart a seawater strainer for cleaning or other work, Close the seacock
that sends seawater to that strainer.
• Failure to close the seacock before taking apart the seawater strainer may allow large
amounts of water to flood the bilge, which could swamp the batteries and the engine, and
even sink your boat.
• Keep the seacock Closed until the seawater strainer is completely reassembled.
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• After putting the seawater strainer back together, make sure that the seacock valve is Open
BEFORE using the component/system.
• Seawater strainers are used to filter incoming seawater in some seawater intake systems. NOTE: Not all seawater
intake systems have seawater strainers.
• If equipped, the seawater strainer is located near the seawater intake system’s seacock.
• Check the strainers for leaks and/or debris every time you use your boat.
• Refer to the seawater strainer instruction sheet for cleaning and maintenance information.
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Freshwater System
!
WA R N I N G !
• ONLY use safe drinking (potable) water in your boat’s freshwater system.
• ONLY use FDA approved "drinking water safe" hoses when filling the freshwater tank.
• NEVER use common garden hoses for drinking water.
• Read the Freshwater System section in the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual.
• The freshwater fill deck fitting is marked WATER.
• Pressurize the freshwater system by either turning On the freshwater pump switch (the battery switch must also
be On).
• For the location of the freshwater pump switch, see the Component Locations section in Chapter 2 of
this supplement.
• Turn Off the freshwater pump switch when your boat is not in use or when the freshwater tank is empty.
• Inspect and clean the freshwater filter often (the filter is located on the freshwater pump).
• If your boat is to be left unattended for a long period of time, pump the freshwater tank dry to prevent stored water
from becoming stagnant and distasteful.
• If the freshwater system needs to be disinfected, ask your dealer about treatments available for your boat’s system.
Transom Shower
• Read the manufacturer’s instructions before using the transom shower for the first time.
• The freshwater pump switch must be turned On before using the transom shower.
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Freshwater System Winterization
1. Turn Off the water heater breaker switch.
NOTE: Tag or Mark the water heater breaker switch to prevent it from being turned On while the water heater
tank is empty.
2. Turn On the freshwater pump switch.
3. Open all of the faucets and showers and let the freshwater system drain completely.
4. Turn Off the freshwater pump switch.
All of the remaining water must be removed from the water lines. There are two ways to remove the remaining water
from the lines:
• Compressed Air
• Gravity Draining
Compressed Air
!
CAUTION
FRESHWATER SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• A faucet MUST be Open when compressed air is blown through the freshwater system.
• NEVER blow compressed air through the water system when ALL of the faucets are Closed.
You must have an air compressor with an air hose and
an air nozzle.
1. Remove the water line from the outlet side of the
freshwater pump (opposite side from filter).
2. Open the faucet that is furthest away from the freshwater pump.
3. Place the air nozzle against the end of the just
removed water line and blow air through the system.
4. When water stops coming out of the faucet, stop the
air and Close the faucet.
5. One at a time, repeat this process on all faucets and
showers.
TYPICAL VIEW
NOTE: LOCATION OF TEE FITTING
& DRAIN PLUG MAY VARY
Gravity Draining
1. Open all faucets and showers.
2. Remove the drain plug from the tee fitting on the
freshwater tank.
3. When the water has stopped draining from the
freshwater tank and the water lines, replace the
drain plug.
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Water Heater
!
WA R N I N G !
SCALDING HAZARD!
Water heated by the water heater can be hot enough to scald the skin.
!
CAUTION
WATER HEATER DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Do NOT turn On the water heater circuit breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel until the
water heater tank is COMPLETELY filled with water.
• The tank is full if water flows from the tap when the hot water is turned On in the galley.
• Even brief water heater operation with a dry tank WILL damage the heating elements.
• Warranty replacements will NOT be made on elements damaged in this manner.
• Turn the power Off and drain the water heater when the chance of freezing exists (see the
winterizing instructions below).
NOTICE
If 110-volt AC power is being provided by shore power or generator power, but the water
heater is not working:
• Make sure the water heater circuit breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel is switched On.
• If the circuit breaker is On, but the water heater is still not working, ask your dealer how
to check the push-to-reset circuit breaker located on the water heater.
• Read the water heater instruction manual and heed the warnings above.
• The water heater is connected to the 110-volt AC power system.
• To heat the water, turn On the water heater circuit breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel.
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Winterizing the Water Heater
!
CAUTION
WATER HEATER DAMAGE HAZARD!
• NEVER turn On the water heater breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel while the water
heater tank is empty.
• Even brief water heater operation with a dry tank WILL damage the heating elements.
• Warranty replacements will NOT be made on elements damaged in this manner.
• To prevent damage to the water heater after winterizing, always label the breaker switch on
the 110-volt AC master panel as ’winterized’.
NOTICE
The freshwater system MUST be drained BEFORE winterizing the water heater (see the
Freshwater System Winterization Instructions on the previous page).
1. Turn Off the water
heater breaker.
2. Disconnect the hose (A)
attached to the pressure
relief valve (B).
3. If there is any water in
this hose, drain it into
the bilge or into a
bucket.
4. Open the pressure relief
valve (B).
5. Open the drain valve
(C).
6. Attach a tag to the
water heater breaker to
indicate that the tank is
empty.
• NOTE: Your boat came
with a tag attached to the
water heater breaker. It
is suggested that you
keep this tag and re-use
it when winterizing.
• Leave the pressure relief
and drain valves Open
until you fit out your
boat after storage.
B
A
C
110-VOLT AC MASTER PANEL
WATER HEATER BREAKER TAG
WATER HEATER BREAKER
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Preparing the Water Heater for Use After Boat Storage
!
CAUTION
WATER HEATER DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Fill the water heater tank BEFORE turning On the water heater breaker on the 110-volt AC
master panel.
• NEVER turn On the water heater breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel while the water
heater tank is empty.
• To test if the tank is full, turn On a hot water faucet. If water flows from the tap, the water
heater tank is full.
• Even brief water heater operation with a dry tank WILL damage the heating elements.
• Warranty replacements will NOT be made on elements damaged in this manner.
When you are ready to resume use of your boat after it has been in storage, prepare the water heater for use
as follows:
1. Close the drain valve
(C).
2. Close the pressure
relief valve (B).
3. Connect the hose (A)
to the pressure relief
valve (B).
4. Fill the water heater
tank with freshwater.
5. Remove the ‘winterized’ tag on the water
heater breaker on the
110-volt AC master
panel after the water
heater tank is completely filled with
freshwater.
6. Turn On the water
heater breaker.
B
A
C
110-VOLT AC MASTER PANEL
WATER HEATER BREAKER TAG
WATER HEATER BREAKER
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Drain Systems
Deck Drains
• Water on the deck is drained overboard through the deck drains.
• Keep the deck drains free of debris.
Gray Water Drain System (With Holding Tank)
• Gray water above the waterline is gravity drained into the gray water holding tank.
• Gray water from the shower is below the waterline and drains into a sump pump box. When the drain water in the
sump box rises to a preset level, an autofloat switch turns on the sump pump and pumps the drain water into the
gray water holding tank (see sump box cleaning and winterization on the next page).
Gray Water Drain System (Without Holding Tank)
• The shower drains into the sump pump box.
• The sump pump box has an autofloat switch.
• When the drain water rises to a preset level,
the autofloat switch turns On the sump pump,
and the drain water is pumped overboard.
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Sump Box Cleaning
C
Periodically clean the sump box (A), filter, and pump as follows:
1. Remove the cover screws (B) and the cover (C).
2. Remove any debris from the box and the filter.
3. Clean the sump pump as outlined in the Bilge Pump section of
this chapter.
Sump System Winterization
Drain the sump pump system in the months when not in use.
1. Disconnect and drain all lines to the unit.
2. Remove the screws from the mounting feet (D) and drain
the system.
3. Reinstall the screws in the mounting feet and reconnect the system.
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Marine Head & Black Water Holding Tank
NOTICE
Check with local authorities about the legal use of marine head systems.
Manual Flush Head (If Equipped)
!
WA R N I N G !
FLOODING and SWAMPING HAZARD!
• Close the seawater intake seacock when leaving your boat unattended for any length
of time.
• If the seacock is left open, a hose failure could flood the bilge, swamp the batteries and the
engine, and even sink your boat.
• Before using this system, read the marine
head’s operation and
maintenance manual.
• Look at the side of the
black water holding tank
to check the content
level.
• The dockside pump-out
deck fitting is marked
WASTE.
• Empty the black water
holding tank at every
opportunity.
Using the Marine Head
1. Open the head’s seawater intake seacock (the
location of this seacock is described in the
Component Locations
section of Chapter 2).
2. Before using the head,
pump water into the
bowl to wet the sides.
3. After use, pump until the bowl is clean.
4. Pump a few more times to clean the lines.
5. If excess waste causes the water to rise in the bowl, stop pumping until the water recedes.
• Close the intake seacock when the system will not be used for long periods of time.
Winterizing the System
Read the marine head’s operation and maintenance manual for winterizing instructions.
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Electric Flush Head (If Equipped)
!
WA R N I N G !
FLOODING and SWAMPING HAZARD!
• Close the seawater intake seacock when leaving your boat unattended for any length
of time.
• If the seacock is left open, a hose failure could flood the bilge, swamp the batteries and the
engine, and even sink your boat.
• Read the marine head
operation and maintenance manual before
using the marine head for
the first time.
• The electric flush marine
head uses seawater to
flush waste from the toilet
into the black water holding tank.
• The seawater intake valve
(seacock) must be Open
for the head to work.
• Check the content level of
the black water holding
tank often by looking at
the side of tank.
• Empty the black water
holding tank at every
opportunity.
• The black water holding
tank is plumbed to a fitting on the deck for dockside pump-out.
• Keep the intake seacock Closed while your boat is underway or when the system will not be used for long periods
of time.
Winterizing the System
Read the marine head operation and maintenance manual for winterizing instructions.
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Macerator (If Equipped)
To use the macerator to pump waste
directly underwater (where laws
permit):
1. Open the underwater discharge
seacock.
2. Press both macerator switches
at the same time to run the
pump.
3. Stop running the macerator as
soon as the black water holding
tank is empty.
4. Close the underwater discharge
seacock when you are done
pumping.
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Air Conditioner (If Equipped)
!
DANGER!
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING HAZARD!
• Dangerous carbon monoxide gas (CO) can be brought into your boat
through the air conditioning system.
• Read the Carbon Monoxide (CO) section in Chapter 1 of this supplement.
!
WA R N I N G !
FLOODING and SWAMPING HAZARD!
• Close the seawater intake seacock before leaving your boat unattended.
• If the seacock is left open, a hose failure could flood the bilge, swamp the batteries and the
engine, and even sink your boat.
!
CAUTION
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Open the system’s seawater intake seacock BEFORE turning On the air conditioner.
• This seacock MUST stay Open until the air conditioner is turned off.
• Read the air conditioner manual before using the air conditioner system.
• Turn On the air conditioner breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel.
• Open the seawater intake seacock before using the air conditioner. The seacock must remain Open while you’re
running the air conditioner.
• Check the seawater strainer for debris before each use of the air conditioning system. Clean the strainer, when
needed, as described in the Seawater Systems section of Chapter 6.
• Condensation water collects in the air conditioner pan and then drains into a sump pump box (see the Sump Box
Cleaning and Sump System Winterization sections earlier in this chapter).
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Cleats & Bow/Stern Eyes
!
WA R N I N G !
PERSONAL INJURY and/or PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
NEVER lift your boat using the bow/stern eyes or the cleats.
Read the section on towing in the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual before:
• Towing anything behind your boat.
• Being towed by another vessel.
Windlass (If Equipped)
!
D
DA
AN
NG
GE
ER
R!
PERSONAL SAFETY & PRODUCT DAMAGE HAZARD!
An unsecured anchor could accidentally release while your boat is moving, damaging your
boat and causing serious injury or death.
After retrieving the anchor:
• Secure the anchor with an anchor safety strap, or a chain stopper.
• Switch OFF the windlass circuit breaker to prevent accidental operation.
!
CAUTION
PRODUCT DAMAGE HAZARD!
Do NOT rely on the windlass alone to hold your boat at anchor. After setting the anchor, tie the
rode off to a cleat or equivalent strong point.
Do NOT pull your boat to the anchor using the windlass, or continue running the windlass if it
has stalled or is overloaded.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Read and follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual before using the anchor windlass for the first time.
The windlass can be controlled from a switch at the helm or from the deck foot switches.
Make sure that the windlass circuit breaker is turned On before using the anchor windlass.
To raise the anchor, use engine power (not the windlass) to move your boat to, and directly above, the anchor.
Dislodge the anchor from the bottom by pulling it straight up with the windlass.
Before getting underway, make sure the anchor is secured and the windlass circuit breaker is turned Off.
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Canvas & Vinyl Tops & Enclosures
!
CAUTION
PRODUCT or PROPERTY DAMAGE HAZARD!
Take down and securely stow ALL canvas & vinyl BEFORE your boat is transported by road.
NOTICE
BEFORE cleaning and/or stowing your canvas or vinyl, read the sections later in this chapter,
Canvas Care and Clear Vinyl Care.
NOTICE
Two people are needed for most of the tasks listed in this section.
NOTICE
Some canvas and vinyl options may not be described. Make sure your dealer explains how to
install all canvas and vinyl.
Bimini Top (If Equipped)
1. Insert the end eyes of the main bow
(A) into the aft hinges on the windshield and secure them with the pins.
2. Pull the secondary bows (B) forward
and insert the end eyes of the forward braces (C) into the forward
hinges on the windshield.
3. Insert the end eyes of the aft braces
(D) into the deck hinges and secure
them with the pins.
• The jaw slides should not need to be
adjusted.
• If you decide to adjust the jaw slide
positions, get the correct measurements from your selling dealer.
JAW SLIDE
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Camper Top (If Equipped)
!
DANGER!
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING HAZARD!
• NEVER use full canvas and vinyl enclosures when the engine or generator
is running..
• For proper fresh air circulation, remove forward, aft, and both side enclosure curtains BEFORE starting the engine or generator.
• Read the Carbon Monoxide (CO) section in Chapter 1 of this supplement.
1. Insert the end eyes of the
main bow (A) into the
forward deck hinges and
secure them with the pins.
2. Zip four to six inches of
the camper top’s zippers
(B) to the bimini top.
3. Insert the end eyes of the
aft braces (C) into the aft
deck hinges and secure
them with the pins.
4. Finish zipping both
zippers
• The jaw slides (D) should
not need to be adjusted.
• If you decide to adjust the
jaw slide positions, get the
correct measurements
from your selling dealer.
B
EYE END
PIN
Vinyl Curtains (If
Equipped)
Make sure your dealer
explains how to install your
vinyl curtains.
HINGE
JAW SLIDE
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Canvas Care (see also ‘Clear Vinyl Care’ on next page)
• After each use, especially in saltwater, rinse the canvas with cold freshwater.
• Before stowing, let the canvas air-dry completely.
• The canvas can be rolled or folded for stowage.
Cleaning the Canvas
!
CAUTION
NEVER use detergents when washing the canvas. Detergents can destroy the water repellency,
and mildew/UV resistant finish of your canvas.
Regularly clean the canvas to prevent dirt, pollen, and etc. from embedding in the fabric. Generally, it is easiest to
wash the canvas while it is installed on your boat.
• Use a soft-bristled brush to remove all dust and loose dirt.
1. Hose down the canvas with freshwater.
2. Gently wash the canvas with a solution of lukewarm water (no more than 100° F) and non-detergent mild soap,
such as Ivory Snow®, Dreft®, or Woolite®.
3. Rinse thoroughly to remove the soap.
4. Before stowing, let the canvas dry completely.
Stubborn Stains
!
CAUTION
• Soaking in bleach solutions may remove the waterproof finish of the fabric and may also
decrease the life of the polyester thread used in the canvas.
• If needed, a water repellent treatment should be reapplied to your canvas. Ask your dealer
about the treatments available for your boat’s canvas.
Some stubborn stains may resist normal washing and you can try the methods below. However, these methods may
remove the waterproof finish of the fabric and may also decrease the life of the polyester thread used in the canvas.
Reapply a water repellent treatment as needed.
Method 1
1. Add 1/8 cup (1 oz.) of non-chlorine bleach to one gallon of water and mix thoroughly.
2. Thoroughly wet the canvas and then gently scrub the stained area with the weak bleach solution.
3. Rinse with cold water to remove all of the solution.
Method 2
1. Add 1/2 cup (4 oz.) of non-chlorine bleach and 1/2 cup (4 oz.) Ivory Snow®, Dreft®, or Woolite® to one gallon
of water and mix thoroughly.
2. Soak the canvas in this solution for about 20 minutes.
3. Rinse with cold water to remove all of the solution.
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Clear Vinyl Care
•
•
•
•
•
!
CAUTION
NEVER store the clear vinyl pieces wet, as this will cause a milky film to develop.
NEVER fold or crease the clear vinyl pieces as cracking will occur.
Clear vinyl is NOT intended for use when your boat is in storage or being moored.
Clear vinyl does NOT hold up well against ultraviolet rays.
Under direct sunlight conditions, do NOT let the clear vinyl touch the framework. The
framework radiates heat and can burn the clear vinyl.
• After each use, especially in saltwater, rinse the clear vinyl with cold freshwater.
• Before stowing, the clear vinyl must be completely dry. Air-drying is best, but you can also carefully dry the vinyl
with a chamois or soft cotton cloth.
• The clear vinyl can
be rolled or laid out
NEVER FOLD OR CREASE CLEAR VINYL!
flat for stowage.
FOLDING OR OTHERWISE CREASING
CLEAR VINYL WILL CAUSE DAMAGE
SUCH AS CRACKING TO OCCUR
• Never fold or crease
the clear vinyl parts
as cracking will
occur.
Cleaning Clear
Vinyl
Regularly clean the
clear vinyl to prevent
dirt, pollen, and etc.
from marring the surface. Generally, it is
easiest to clean the
clear vinyl while it is
installed on your boat.
1. Hose down the
clear vinyl with
freshwater.
2. Using a soft cotton cloth (paper
towels are abrasive and should
never be used on
clear vinyl), genAFTER CLEAR VINYL PARTS HAVE
tly wash the clear
COMPLETELY AIR DRIED THEY CAN BE
ROLLED OR SIMPLY LAID FLAT FOR STOWAGE
vinyl with soap
and water.
3. Rinse thoroughly to remove the soap.
4. Before stowing, the clear vinyl must be completely dry. Air-drying is best, but you can also carefully dry the
vinyl with a chamois or soft cotton cloth.
• Ask your dealer about products available to keep the clear vinyl polished and looking new.
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NOTICE
ALWAYS keep an approved ABC-type fire extinguisher in galley area.
• The separate instruction sheets or manuals for all appliances and entertainment systems contain detailed information and important safeguards.
• Read these instruction sheets and manuals before using your boat’s appliances and entertainment systems.
• If applicable, make sure the 110-volt AC breaker is turned On for the appliance or entertainment system you wish
to use.
Refrigerator
The refrigerator runs on 12-volt DC power unless 110-volt AC power is being supplied by shore power or generator
power (if equipped) and the refrigerator’s circuit breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel is On.
Audio Equipment
NOTICE
AM radio reception may be impaired anytime the engine is running.
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Alcohol/110-Volt Electric Stove
!
DANGER!
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING HAZARD!
• The alcohol stove is a source of dangerous carbon monoxide gas (CO).
• BEFORE using the alcohol stove, Open doors and windows to make sure
there is enough fresh air for ventilation.
• Read the Carbon Monoxide (CO) section in Chapter 1 of this supplement.
!
WA R N I N G !
• Open flame cooking appliances consume oxygen. This can cause asphyxiation or death.
• Maintain open ventilation.
!
WA R N I N G !
BURN/SCALDING and/or FIRE HAZARD!
•
•
•
•
•
Read the stove’s instruction manual BEFORE using.
ALWAYS keep an approved ABC-type fire extinguisher in the galley area.
Do NOT use the stove while underway.
Any non-cooking devices on or near your stove during use are potential fire hazards!
Do NOT touch the burners, grates or nearby surfaces as they may be hot even when they are
dark in color.
• Areas near the burners and grates may become hot enough to cause burns.
• During and after use, do NOT touch or let clothing or other flammable material come in
contact with the heated units or the areas near the units (burner tops, main frame sides and
back, sea rails and pot holders) until they have had sufficient time to cool.
!
CAUTION
PRODUCT DAMAGE HAZARD!
To prevent overheating which can destroy the electric burner elements, NEVER try to use both
alcohol and electric burners at the same time.
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Chapter 9: Convertible Seats, Beds, & Tables
Converting Cockpit Dinette to Sunlounge (If Equipped)
1. Remove the table (A) and
the table leg (B).
2. Place the table (A) so that it
fits securely on the edge
lips at the front of the
lounge seat cushions.
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3. Place the filler cushion (C) on
top of the table.
4. When not in use, store the
table and table leg under the
aft seat cushion. Secure the
table in place with the
provided cord.
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Converting V-berth Dinette to Sleeping Berth
1. Remove the table (A) and the table leg (B).
2. Securely store the table leg (B) in the
clips provided under the port side
seat cushion.
3. Place the filler board (C) so that it fits
securely on the edge lips at the front of the
dinette seats.
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4. Place the table (A) so that if fits securely on the
filler board and the edge lips at the front of the
dinette seats.
5. Place the port and starboard aft seat backs (D) on top of
the table.
6. Place the filler wedge (E) on top of the filler board.
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Helm Seat Adjustments
To Slide the Helm Seat Forward
or Aft:
1. While seated, reach under the helm seat
and pull up on the lever.
2. Slide the helm seat forward or aft.
3. The helm seat will lock in
place automatically.
To Adjust the Helm Seat Back:
• Lift up on the seat back handle to move
it forward or aft.
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Chapter 10: Lights
Care & Maintenance
All of the lights installed on your boat are of top quality, but you should be aware that failure may periodically occur
for a variety of reasons:
1.
2.
3.
4.
There may be a blown fuse - replace the fuse.
The bulb may be burned out - carry spare replacement bulbs, making sure the wattage is correct.
A wire may be damaged or may have come loose - repair as required.
The bulb base may be corroded - clean the base and coat it with non-conductive electrical lubricant.
Interior & Exterior Lights
!
CAUTION
• Be conservative in the use of battery power.
• Prolonged use of cabin interior lights (overnight) WILL result in a drained battery.
• The lights are powered by your boat’s 12-volt DC system.
• The battery switch must be turned On for the lights to work.
Navigation Lights
!
CAUTION
Avoid the storage of gear where it would block navigation lights from view.
NOTICE
Running lights are legally required to show boat direction and right-of-way at night.
Spotlight (If Equipped)
Read the spotlight operating instructions before using the spotlight.
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!
DANGER!
EXTREME FIRE, SHOCK and EXPLOSION HAZARD!
• NEVER install non-ignition protected switches or other arcing devices in the
fuel compartment.
• NEVER substitute automotive parts for marine parts. Marine electrical, ignition, and fuel
system parts were designed and manufactured to comply with rules and laws that minimize
the risks of fire and explosion.
• NEVER change the electrical systems or relevant drawings.
• Allow ONLY trained personnel to install batteries and/or do electrical system work.
• Make sure that ALL battery switches are turned Off BEFORE working in the engine spaces.
!
WA R N I N G !
FIRE and EXPLOSION HAZARD!
Fuel vapors can explode! BEFORE turning on electrical devices or working on the electrical
system:
1. Check the bilge areas for fuel vapors or leaking fuel. If you see leaking fuel or smell
fuel vapors:
a. Do NOT start the engine or generator (if equipped), do NOT turn On any electrical
devices, put out ALL cigarettes, cigars, and other sources of flame or ignition.
b. Get everyone off your boat.
c. Get trained help to find and fix the problem.
2. Run the bilge blower(s) for at least four minutes BEFORE engine starting, electrical system
work, or turning on electrical devices.
!
CAUTION
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
When the engine is running, NEVER turn Off the battery switch or disconnect the battery cables. Doing either could cause damage to your boat’s engine and/or electrical
system.
NOTICE
Electrical connections are prone to corrosion. To reduce corrosion-caused electrical problems:
• Keep ALL electrical connections clean.
• Apply a spray-on protectant that is designed to protect connections from corrosion.
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12-Volt DC System
Batteries
• The batteries supply electricity for lights, 12-volt accessories, engine starting and, if equipped, generator starting.
• The Electrical section in Chapter 8 of the Cruiser & Yacht Owner’s Manual provides battery care and
maintenance instructions.
Battery Switch
!
CAUTION
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
When the engine is running, NEVER turn Off the battery switch or disconnect the battery cables. Doing either could cause damage to your boat’s engine and/or electrical
system.
NOTICE
Make sure your selling dealer fully explains how to use the battery switch.
• Standby-loads, such as the automatic
bilge pumps and the stereo memory,
are not affected by the battery switch
since they are wired directly to
the battery.
• Turn the battery switch to the Off
position whenever your boat will be
unoccupied for long periods of time.
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Battery Switch (If Equipped with Two Batteries)
!
CAUTION
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
When the engine is running, NEVER turn Off the battery switch or disconnect the battery cables. Doing either could cause damage to your boat’s engine and/or electrical
system components.
• Standby-loads, such as the automatic
bilge pumps and the stereo memory, are
not affected by the battery switch since
they are wired directly to the batteries.
• Turn the battery switch to the Off position whenever your boat will be unoccupied for long periods of time.
Battery Switch Positions
NOTICE
Since your boat’s batteries were installed by your dealer, the battery switch positions listed
below may vary. Make sure your selling dealer fully explains how to use the battery switches.
BATTERY SWITCH
POSITIONS
ENGINE
STARTING
ACCESSORIES & LIGHTS
ENGINE
ALTERNATOR
BATTERY
CHARGER
POSITION
1
Battery 1
provides starting power
Battery 1
provides power for
accessories and lights
Charges
battery 1
Charges BOTH
batteries
POSITION
2
Battery 2
provides starting power
Battery 2
provides power for
accessories and lights
Charges
battery 2
Charges BOTH
batteries
POSITION
BOTH
BOTH batteries
Provide starting
power
BOTH batteries provide
power for accessories and
lights (not advised unless
engine is running)
Charges BOTH
batteries
Charges BOTH
batteries
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Fuses & Circuit Breakers
• As shown above, individual accessory fuses are on
the fuse blocks. See the Component Locations section in Chapter 2 for the location of the fuse blocks.
• Fuses for engine controls and gauges are on the
engine. See the engine operation manual.
• The DC main circuit breaker, and the push-to-reset
circuit breakers for the bilge pumps and co monitor
are located on the battery switch panel.
• Some equipment may have secondary fuse protection
at the unit, behind the battery switch panel, or at the
batteries.
BATTERY SWITCH PANEL
12-Volt DC Accessory Outlets
!
CAUTION
Do NOT use the 12-volt DC accessory outlet with a cigarette or cigar lighter. High temperatures may melt the outlet.
• The outlets can be used with any 12-volt device that draws 15-amps or less.
• Each 12-volt DC accessory outlet is protected by a 15-amp fuse on the fuse block.
• For the locations of the 12-volt DC accessory outlets, see the Component Locations section in Chapter 2 of
this supplement.
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Alternator
The alternator charges the battery when the engine is running at, or above, cruising speeds.
Battery Charger
!
CAUTION
ENGINE and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
NEVER run your boat’s engine and the battery charger at the same time.
!
CAUTION
• The battery charging systems (alternator and battery charger) installed on your boat are
designed to charge conventional lead-acid batteries.
• BEFORE installing gel-cell or other new technology batteries, consult with the battery manufacturer about charging system requirements.
• Before using the battery charger, read all instructions and warnings: (1) on the battery charger, (2) on the batteries,
and (3) in the battery charger manual.
• The battery charger will automatically charge your boat’s batteries when 110-volt AC power is being provided by
shore power or generator power (if equipped), and the battery charger circuit breaker on the 110-volt AC master
panel is On.
• The battery switch(s) can be in any position during charging.
• During battery charging you may use 12-volt accessories, such as the lights and stereo, but battery charging will
take longer.
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110-Volt AC System
!
WA R N I N G !
FIRE and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
If equipped with a generator, NEVER bypass the power source lockouts. Using both shore
power and generator power at the same time WILL cause major electrical system damage and
could start a fire!
• The power source lockouts on the 110-volt AC master panel prevent the use of shore power
and generator power at the same time.
!
CAUTION
WATER HEATER DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Do NOT turn On the water heater circuit breaker on the 110-volt AC master panel until the
water heater tank is COMPLETELY filled with water.
• The tank is full if water flows from the tap when the hot water is turned On in the galley.
• Even brief water heater operation with a dry tank WILL damage the heating elements.
• Warranty replacements will NOT be made on elements damaged in this manner.
NOTICE
• Whether using shore power or generator power (if equipped), the use of several 110-volt AC
accessories at the same time can result in an overloaded circuit.
• You may have to turn Off one or more accessories to use another accessory.
• To gain a basic understanding of your boat’s
110-volt AC system, read the handbook, A
Boater’s Guide To AC Electrical Systems. If this
handbook is not in your owner’s packet, call
360-435-8957 and the handbook will be mailed
to you.
• The 110-volt AC system can be energized by
shore power, or generator power (if equipped).
• Individual breakers on the 110-volt AC master
panel must be turned On to supply power to the
accessories you wish to use.
• The 110-volt AC master panel may contain circuit breakers for accessories that are not available for your boat.
110-VOLT AC MASTER PANEL (IF EQUIPPED WITH SINGLE SHORE POWER)
110-VOLT AC MASTER PANEL (IF EQUIPPED WITH DUAL SHORE POWER)
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Shore Power
!
DANGER!
FIRE, EXPLOSION and SHOCK HAZARD!
• Use ONLY compatible shore power connectors and NEVER alter the connectors.
• Turn Off ALL breakers and switches on the 110-volt AC master panel BEFORE plugging in
or unplugging the shore power cord.
• To prevent shock or injury from dropping a "hot" cord into the water:
a. ALWAYS plug the shore power cord into the boat inlet first, and then into the
dockside outlet.
b. When unplugging from shore power, ALWAYS unplug the shore power cord from the
dockside outlet first.
• NEVER leave the shore power cord plugged into the dockside outlet ONLY.
• ONLY use shore power cords approved for marine use. NEVER use ordinary indoor or outdoor extension cords.
!
WA R N I N G !
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Monitor the polarity indicator lights EVERY TIME you connect to shore power.
• If a reversed polarity light turns On when you are connecting to shore power, do NOT turn
On the main breaker switches.
• Instead, IMMEDIATELY unplug the shore power cord (ALWAYS from the dockside outlet
first) and alert marina management.
!
WA R N I N G !
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• BEFORE each use, check the shore power cord for defects or damage.
• NEVER use a damaged or faulty cord since the danger of fire and electrical shock exists.
• Do NOT pinch the shore power cord in doors or hatches, or coil the shore power cord too
tightly, since these situations can generate enough heat to result in a fire.
• If a shore power cord is dropped into the water, COMPLETELY dry the blades and contact
slots BEFORE using.
!
CAUTION
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• NEVER connect to dockside power outside of North America unless you have the international electrical conversion option.
• Using several 110-volt AC accessories at the same time can result in an overloaded circuit.
You may have to turn Off one or more accessories to use another accessory.
• Use double insulated or three-wire protected electrical appliances whenever possible.
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• Single shore power 110-volt/60-hertz AC systems feature one 110-volt/30-amp shore power inlet.
• If your boat has an air conditioning system, a second (dual) 110-volt/30-amp inlet has been installed.
• Dual shore power inlets are labeled LINE 1 and LINE 2, which corresponds to the SHORE POWER 1 and
SHORE POWER 2 master breakers on the 110-volt AC master panel.
• LINE 1 and LINE 2 are independent of each other except when the parallel switch is used.
Connecting to Shore Power
!
WA R N I N G !
SHOCK and ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• Monitor the polarity indicator lights EVERY TIME you connect to shore power.
• If a reversed polarity light turns On when you are connecting to shore power, do NOT turn
On the main breaker switches.
• Instead, IMMEDIATELY unplug the shore power cord (ALWAYS from the dockside outlet
first) and alert marina management.
1. Review all hazard information at
the beginning of this section,
Shore Power.
2. Turn Off the shore power master
circuit breaker(s) and all
switches and breakers on the
110-volt AC master panel.
3. Attach the shore power cord(s)
to the boat inlet(s) first, then to
the dockside outlet(s).
4. Turn On the SHORE POWER 1
and SHORE POWER 2 (if
equipped) master breaker(s) on
the 110-volt AC master panel.
5. As needed, turn On the individual component breakers on the
110-volt AC master panel.
Parallel Switch (Only if Equipped with Dual Shore Power)
NOTICE
• When using the parallel switch do NOT exceed 30 total amps.
• The amperage of each component breaker is shown on the breaker itself.
• The voltage on each line can be read on the voltmeter on the 110-volt AC master panel.
When only one dockside outlet is available, you can use the parallel switch to provide power to both lines.
1. Connect to shore power as described in the Connecting to Shore Power section above.
2. Switch the parallel switch (transfers power from line 1 to line 2) On instead of the SHORE POWER 2
master breaker.
3. Turn On the individual component breakers as required.
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Generator
!
DANGER!
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING HAZARD!
• Generators are a source of dangerous carbon monoxide gas (CO). Check
the generator exhaust system for leaks BEFORE each use.
• Read the Carbon Monoxide (CO) section in Chapter 1 of this supplement.
!
WA R N I N G !
!
WA R N I N G !
FIRE and EXPLOSION HAZARD!
Fuel vapors can explode! BEFORE starting the generator:
1. Check the bilge areas for fuel vapors or leaking fuel. If you see leaking fuel or smell
fuel vapors:
a. Do NOT start the generator or the engine, do NOT turn On any electrical devices, and
put out ALL cigarettes, cigars, and other sources of flame or ignition.
b. Get everyone off your boat.
c. Get trained help to find and fix the problem.
2. Run the bilge blower(s) for at least four minutes BEFORE generator or engine starting,
electrical system work, or turning on electrical devices.
• If you smell fuel vapors and the generator is already running:
a. Shut Off the generator and turn Off ALL electrical devices.
b. Put out ALL cigarettes, cigars, and other sources of flame or ignition.
c. Get trained help to find and fix the problem.
FLOODING and SWAMPING HAZARD!
• Close the seawater intake seacock when leaving your boat unattended for any length of
time.
• If the seacock is left open, a hose failure could flood the bilge, swamp the batteries and the
engine, and even sink your boat.
!
CAUTION
SYSTEM DAMAGE HAZARD!
• ALWAYS make sure the generator’s seawater intake seacock is Open BEFORE starting, and
during running of the generator.
• NEVER run the generator starter for more than 30 seconds. If the generator does not start,
wait at least 30 seconds BEFORE trying again.
• After the generator starts, let the generator stabilize BEFORE turning On the component
breakers on the 110-volt AC master panel.
NOTICE
Follow the starting and stopping instructions in the generator’s operation manual.
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• When your boat is not
connected to shore
power, the generator
can supply 110-volt/
60-hertz power.
• Before using the generator, read the generator
operation manual for
pre-start checks and
break-in procedures.
• Refer to the generator
manual for starting/
stopping instructions.
Important generator
notes:
• Polarity has been
established in the
installation of the generator. Therefore the
polarity lights will not
function in this mode.
• Fuel to run the generator is supplied from the
fuel tank.
• Periodically replace the
fuel filter on the generator to make sure it remains clean and free of debris.
• Diesel generators also have a fuel filter/water separator. Service instructions are provided on the fuel
filter/water separator.
• The coolant mixture installed at the factory consists of equal parts of water and antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol).
• Check the generator’s seawater strainer for leaks and/or debris before each use.
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Electrical Routings
12-Volt DC Hull Harnesses
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Battery Cable Routings
NOTES:
POSITIVE BATTERY CABLES ARE RED
NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLES ARE YELLOW
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Important Records
Selling Dealer
Key Numbers
Name Of Dealership
Ignition
Other
Address
Electronics
Phone/FAX/E-mail
Manufacturer
Sales Manager
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Service Manager
Manufacturer
Engine
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Manufacturer
Model Name/Number
Engine Serial Number
Oil Type/SAE
Quarts per Engine
Manufacturer
Filter Type
Propeller
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Manufacturer
Manufacturer
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Pitch
Model Number
Manufacturer
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Manufacturer
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
Manufacturer
Model Name/Number
Serial Number
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Float Plan
Before going boating, fill out a copy of this float plan (or similar) and leave it with a reliable person whom you can
depend on to contact the Coast Guard or other rescue organization, if you do not return as scheduled.
Description of Boat
Registration/Documentation Number
Length
Make
Hull Color
Full Name
Type
Age
Health
Phone Number
Trim Color
Full Name
Fuel Capacity
Engine Type
Number of Engines
Age
Health
Phone Number
Distinguishing Features
Full Name
Distinguishing Features
Age
Health
Phone Number
Operator of Boat
Full Name
Full Name
Age
Male or Female
Age
Health
Phone Number
Health
Full Name
Address
Age
Health
Phone Number
Address
Full Name
Phone/FAX/E-mail
Age
Operator’s Experience
Health
Phone Number
Full Name
Persons Onboard
Age
Health
Phone Number
Full Name
Age
Health
Full Name
Phone Number
Age
Health
Phone Number
Full Name
Age
Health
Phone Number
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Survival Equipment
Trip Expectations
Marine Radio (Yes/No)
Type
Frequencies
Number of PFDs
Flares (Yes/No)
Mirror (Yes/No)
Smoke Signals (Yes/No)
Flashlight (Yes/No)
Food (Yes/No)
Departing From
Departure Date
Departure Time
Stopover 1
Water (Yes/No)
Anchor (Yes/No)
Raft/Dinghy (Yes/No)
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Paddles (Yes/No)
EPIRB (Yes/No)
Other
Other
Other
Other
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Stopover 2
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Vehicle Description
Stopover 3
Make
Model
Color
License Number
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Stopover 4
Where is the Vehicle Parked?
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Stopover 5
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Stopover 6
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
Final Destination Port (If Different Than Home Port)
Arrive No Later Than: Date
Arrive No Later Than: Time
If not returned by the date and time listed above, call
the Coast Guard or other local authority.
Coast Guard Phone Number
Local Authority Phone Number
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Part Number 1959031
Bayliner • 17825 59th Ave NE • Arlington, WA 98223 • 360-435-5571
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