Owners Manual - Malibu Kayaks

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Owners Manual
About Us
Table of Contents
You’re an avid fisherman, getting your first cast in before the sun starts its day.
Or maybe you’re an adventurer/explorer extraordinaire, mapping out every
corner of every body of water the globe has to offer. Perhaps you’re a fitness
nut looking for new exciting ways to improve your physique. Whatever the
reason, you’re a seafarer, and the kayak is the ideal vessel for you.
Since 1999, Malibu Kayaks has designed high-quality, affordable kayaks for
hardcore enthusiasts and curious parties alike. Recreational paddlers love our
kayaks, anglers swear by our angler kayaks, and fitness experts enjoy riding
the waves on a Malibu Kayaks surf ski. For over a decade we’ve created kayaks
based on what’s important to the kayaker. It’s been that way since our humble
beginnings.
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Instructional Video
Getting To Know Your Kayak..............................................................................................1
Anatomy .....................................................................................................................................2
Kayak Packages........................................................................................................................3
Kayak Features
- Gator Hatch V.3.......................................................................................................5
- Adjustable Footrest Pedals & Flush Mount Rod Holder.........................11
- Side Bungee Carry Handles..............................................................................13
- Rectangular Hatch...............................................................................................15
- Seat Mount.............................................................................................................17
- Backwell Storage...................................................................................................19
- Drain System.........................................................................................................21
- Transducer & Rudder Kit/Motor Inserts.......................................................23
Optional Features
Installation Manual
Shop: http://www.codpaddlesports.com/
Copy this link for our Installation Videos and Instructional Manuals:
http://www.malibukayaks.com/customer-support/
- X-Wing Sliding Console......................................................................................25
- 5 Gal. Live Bait Bucket.........................................................................................25
- Flush Mount Fishing Rod Holders..................................................................26
- Universal Rudder Kit...........................................................................................28
- 4” Round Hatch.....................................................................................................30
Transporting............................................................................................................................31
Maintenance ...........................................................................................................................33
Repair..........................................................................................................................................34
Storage ......................................................................................................................................35
Safety .........................................................................................................................................37
Replacement Parts & Optional Accessories .............................................................38
Warranty ...................................................................................................................................39
INSTALLATION MANUALS
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
Expedite Claim ......................................................................................................................40
Getting To Know Your Kayak
Anatomy
Port
A kayak has basic features. The front of the kayak is the bow and the rear is
the stern. When sitting in the kayak, facing the bow, the left side of the kayak
is port and the right side of the kayak is starboard. The hull ID number (KPO
sticker) can be found on the starboard side of the kayak at the stern.
Bow
Starboard
Soft Grip Handle
The X-13 gator hatch is one of our patented designs, that allows full access to
the hull while providing additional bungee storage and a child seat. In the
middle of the boat, there is a cockpit area with foot wells (toward the bow)
and a seating area (towards the stern). The center rectangular hatch allows
access to the inside of the kayak for gear storage. Inside the cockpit, there are
holes that go all of the way through the kayak called scuppers. These scuppers
allow the kayak to drain. Like many of our models, the X-13 is equipped with
a backwell bungee storage which is an ideal placement for a 5 gallon live bait
bucket. It can also be used as a storage for any gear you wish to bring on board
and hold securely with our sturdy bungee cord. Threaded eyelets are installed
along the rails of the kayak to attach numerous accessories e.g. seat, tackle
box, dry bag, etc. Your kayak also has a designed drain system to drain out any
water that’s inside of the kayak hull after your kayaking trip.
Bungee Storage
Gator Hatch V.3
Gator Hatch Seat
Adjustable Footrest Pedal
Cup Holder
Scupper Hole
Rectangular Hatch
Nylon Lashing Hook
Cockpit
Bungee Side Carry Handle w/
Paddle Holder
Front Seat Strap Eyelet
Seating Area
Seat Drainage
5 Gallon Bucket Placement
Back Seat Strap Eyelet
Flush Mount Rod Holder
Rod Rack Placement Holder
Bungee Cord
Back Well
Shock Cord Cleat
Backwell Storage
Nylon Bungee Hook
Threaded Eyelet
4” Round Hatch Placement
Hull Drainage
Stern
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Rudder Kit/Motor Inserts
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Kayak Packages
Explore worlds unknown with our recommended diving kayak. Built with the
scuba diver in mind, our design team consulted with top divers around the
world to build a kayak with extensive storage while still maintaining a low
weight. The phenomenal storage and stability is not to be outdone by its speed,
and you’ll reach your destination quick while breaking through the waves with
ease using the rounded hull design. A popular model among spear fishermen
in Hawaii and South America, the X-13 also comes equipped with the Lowrance
transducer mount to help you find the perfect spot.
Specifications
Length: 13’10” Width: 29” Depth: 11.5” Weight: 60 lbs Max Capacity: 450 lbs
The weight stated above is only the base weight. The actual weight of the
kayak may vary by accessories on other packages.
Racing
Fish Finder
Large Storage
Fish and Dive Package (Overall weight: 79 lbs )
Includes hull transducer area for fish finder, molded cup holder, adjustable foot
track system, threaded eyelets, drain plug w/ base, nylon hooks, shock cord
cleat, bow & stern handles, side carry handles/paddle holders, two rear rod
holders, rear bungee, center single point rectangular hatch w/ bag and a Gator
Hatch.
Extra Seating
Packages
Fish and Dive
Rigged, set, and ready to go! Our Fishing and Diving packages come equipped
with all the rod holders and hatches you’ll ever need. Never fear though, there
is still plenty of room left for you to install even more.
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Gator Hatch
Gator Hatch V.3
(PM-1574)
Child Seat
Gator Hatch also provides a patented design seat so your little one can
safely join you on board.
Gator Hatch Lid
Unleash the bungee cord attached to the Gator Hatch Lid for an easy access
to dry compartment.
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Gator Hatch
Gator Hatch V.3
(PM-1574)
Gator Hatch Base Lid and Removable Tray
Remove Gator Hatch Base Lid to store equipment and your catch of the
day in the spacious Gator Hatch Tray.
Hull Storage
The inside of your kayak can be used to store your equipment before or
after your fishing trip. Simply lift the Gator Hatch Tray to access the kayak
hull for large storage.
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Adjustable Footrest Pedals & Flush Mount Rod Holder
adjust
press
Adjustable
Footrest Pedals
Adjustable Footrest Pedals
Foot pedals can easily be adjusted by sliding them across track. Press/hold
to lift the lever tab and adjust slide pedal across track for a comfortable
position.
(PM-1556R)
Flush Mount
Rod Holders
(PCM-1922R)
Flush Mount Rod Holder
Mount your gear into one of the fishing rod holders to free your hands
and bait a fishing hook. Our Accessory Leash can attach your fishing rod
securely to any flush mount rod holder.
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Side Bungee Carry Handles
The side bungee carry handles can be utilized to strap down your paddle.
Simply wrap the bungee cord over your paddle and attach it to the nylon
lashing hook.
Side Bungee Carry Handle
(PCM-1938R)
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Rectangular Hatch
To access the rectangular hatch, simply lift the T-handle and twist to the
left to unlock. Pull T-Handle to lift the hatch.
Rectangular Hatch
(PCM-1916R)
The basket inside is removable; this provides access to the kayak hull which
can be utilized for large storage.
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Seat Mount
Front Seat Straps
Our seat hooks clip from the upper straps to threaded eyelets that are
near the front of the seating area.
Front Seat Strap Eyelet
(PM-1551R)
Back Seat Strap Eyelet
upper
(PM-1551R)
lower
Back Seat Straps
The back seat hooks clip from the lower to threaded eyelets that are near
the back of seating area. Adjust straps for a comfortable seating position.
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Backwell Storage
Fishing Rod Rack Placement Holder
X-13 backwell has enough placement holders for single rack fishing rods.
Fishing Rod Rack
Placement Holder
Backwell Bungee Storage
(FM-2211R)
Backwell Storage
A perfect place to store any extra equipment you would like to bring on
board. The backwell also has a design placement holder for a 5 gallon live
bait bucket.
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Drain System
Seat Drainage
Unscrew threaded eyelet to drain excess water from the seat area for a
comfortable ride.
Threaded Eyelet w/
Washer (Seat Drainage)
(PM-1552R)
Threaded Eyelet w/
Washer (Hull Drainage)
(PM-1552R)
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Hull Drainage
Unscrew threaded eyelet, located near the stern of the kayak, to drain out
any excess water from inside the hull.
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Transducer & Rudder Kit/Motor Inserts
Transducer Inserts
Your kayak comes with a Lowrance suited transducer mount located at the
bottom of the kayak stern.
Transducer Inserts
Rudder Kit/Motor Inserts
Located at the stern of the kayak, the rudder kit/motor inserts are
specifically designed to mount our universal rudder kit.
Rudder Kit/Motor
Inserts
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Optional Features
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X-Wing Sliding
Console
(PM-1540)
X-Wing Sliding Console
Designed for ergonomic fishing with effortless control in reaching for
electronics, fishing rods and including a 6” round hatch for dry storage.
5 Gal. Live Bait Bucket
(PCM-1934)
5 Gal. Live Bait Bucket
Keep your bait safe and ready for use in this sturdy bucket. We also
recommend using our pump kit to create a live-well to store live bait and
small catch-and-release fish.
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Optional Features
Gator Hatch Flush Mount
Rod Holders
(PCM-1922R)
Gator Hatch Flush Mount Rod Holders
Fishing rod holders installed for the little one on board.
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Optional Features
Universal Rudder Kit
Steer your kayak hands-free with our durable Universal Rudder Kit.
Designed to fit most major brand kayaks that have adjustable foot tracks
and the ability to access the hull near the stern of the kayak. All assembly
parts, foot pedals, and tracks are included.
Universal Rudder Kit
(PCM-1927)
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Optional Features
4” Round Hatch
Install the 4” round hatch to get interior access to install the rudder kit or
a trolling motor. (Includes Hardware)
4” Round Hatch
(PCM-1909R)
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Transportation
Tie Down Straps and Roof Rack Pads are available on
codpaddlesports.com
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 1
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Pull Strap under rack.
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Step 2
After strapping down your kayak to your roof rack make sure to strap it down
to the front and back bumper of your vehicle. Tie one end of the strap to front
carry handle and the other end to your tow hook. This will prevent your kayak
from swaying while making turns.
Throw both ends of strap over
kayak
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Step 3
Tie one end of the strap to the stern carry handle and the other end to your
vehicle back bumper.
Pull loose end under rack.
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Insert loose end into buckle
and tighten gently.
NOTE: Avoid over-tightening any of the straps holding your kayak in place. Too
much tension could potentially distort the hull.
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Maintenance
After every use, it is recommended to thoroughly rinse your kayak with water.
Make sure to rinse foot pegs and all hardware with plenty of fresh water after
paddling in saltwater, brackish or polluted water.
Kayak Wash
Recommended supplies:
- Bucket
- Sponge
- Soft cloth
- Garden hose
- Wash soap solution
In preparation, fill your bucket with water and add a cap or two full of soap.
Next, find a clean and flat area to wash your kayak. Utilize kayak cradles or
stands if you have them, if not, a deck or grassy lawn works great.
Repair
Patching Holes
Super linear polyethylene is very durable and can be repaired if the need
arises. Cracks or deep gouges can be welded with a suitable heat gun and resin
powder. Marine goop is also a very inexpensive way to seal a pin-hole leak or
other small patching areas.
Instructions for Patching Holes:
Be sure NOT to leave soldering iron in one area too long; you can burn a hole
in your kayak. The cooling process takes about 10 minutes. Test area when
finished. In some cases you might need to add a second application depending
on the size of the repair. Items needed: color plastic to match your kayak and a
pencil-grip soldering iron. (Approximately 25 watt)
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First, wash down the kayak with your garden hose to remove any surface dirt,
pollen, debris, sea salt, etc. While the kayak is still wet, take your sponge and
soak it in the soap/water solution. Wash down the entire kayak with the soap/
water solution. This will remove any stubborn dirt and debris. Be careful not to
remove decals while scrubbing your kayak.
After you scrub down the surface with soap/water solution, rinse down the
kayak with your garden hose again to remove any excess suds. Remove
threaded eyelet that is located near the stern to drain out any excess water that
might be inside the hull. Let your kayak air dry, or towel dry the surface if you
prefer. Turn your kayak over and make sure the hull is completely dry.
Use a hot soldering iron to
melt a piece of plastic.
Apply consistently around the
patching area.
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Patch inside crack or hole and
surrounding area, leaving a
little extra for finishing. If crack
is deep let the patching dry
then apply another layer.
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Kayak UV Protection
As a finishing touch, to prevent damages from harmful UV radiation we
suggest a quality UV protection. 303 Aerospace Protection can be applied as a
sunscreen for your kayak.
Installation manual is
available
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Smooth over with soldering
iron and finish surface with
shaver.
Repair Kit is available on
codpaddlesports.com
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Storage Do’s
Storage
Storage Don’t s
Storing your kayak cockpit side up on cross bars can dent the bottom.
Always store your kayak indoors or under cover to protect from harsh weather,
direct sunlight and other elements.
Storing your boat upside down on crossbars or hanging from wide strapping
around the cock pit area are the best ways to keep the kayak stored.
You could also store your kayak on its stern standing against a wall. Make sure
to strap your kayak to prevent it from tipping over.
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On its side over a long period of time it can deform or dent the sides.
Never hang the kayak by handles or by the scuppers. It will distort the kayak
hull.
Never use a wheel cart as a storage platform for your kayak. A wheel cart
should only be used for transportation.
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Safety
Kayak Safety Suggestions
There are basic safety rules that all kayakers should follow. Get paddlesports
instructions from a licensed or certified instructor. Obtain certified first aid and
rescue training and carry first aid rescue equipment.
For your first time on a kayak we recommend beginning in calm water. You can
get the feel of the kayak and distributions of your weight. Practice getting in
and out of the kayak until you’re comfortable.
Never exceed the weight capacity of your kayak; check your equipment for
wear and tear before you paddle. Contact the technical support before making
any modification to your kayak.
Alway do the following check up before launching your kayak:
Always
- Wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device
- Dress appropriately for weather conditions; cold water and/ or weather can
result in hypothermia; apply sunscreen and other sun protective clothing
- Inspect your equipment prior to each use for signs of possible wear or
potential failure.
- Tie a leash to your paddle
- Always carry a spare paddle
- Scout unfamiliar waters
- Be aware of river water levels, tidal changes, wind conditions, obstacles in
and above the water and weather changes
- Always make sure that your hatch is secure
- Make sure drain plugs are properly installed
- Test the rudder kit system (if applicable)
- Test the navigation device (if applicable)
Never
- Never go alone and always file a float plan
- Never go in flood and/or fast moving water conditions
- Never exceed your ability and be aware of your limitations
- Never use alcohol or mind-altering drugs prior to or while using this product
- Never open your hatches in unstable water conditions
- Never remove the foam pieces inside the hull. They are installed for additional
floatation and safety reasons. (If applicable)
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Replacement Parts and Optional Accessories
The list below refers to a specific category for each replacement part and
accessories that you can find on http://www.codpaddlesports.com/
Replacement Parts
Fishing Gear
Flush Mount Fishing Rod Holder - PCM-1922R
Handles
Soft Grip Carry Handles - PCM-1938R
Side Bungee Carry Handles - PCM-1938R
Hardware Parts
Bungee Cord Kit - FM-2211R
Nylon Lashing Hook - PCM-1921R
Shock Cord Cleat - PM-1553R
Square Handle Washer - PCM-1905R
Threaded Eyelet - PCM-1550R
Threaded Eyelet with Base - PM-1551R
Threaded Eyelet with Washer - PM-1552R
Hatches
4” Round Hatch - PCM-1909R
X-13 Gator Hatch - PM-1574
Small Rectangular Hatch with Removable Bag - PCM-1916R
Misc. Parts
Adjustable Foot Peg System - PM-1556R
Optional Accessories
Fishing Gear
5 Gal. Bucket with Pump Kit PCM-1934
Rudder Kit
Universal Rudder Kit - PCM-1927
Transportation Gear
Tie Down Straps - FCM-2400R
Multi-Purpose Roof Rack System - FC-2001
Trolling Motor Mount - MM-4167
X-Wing Sliding Console - PM-1540
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Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Visit our website to fill out the form and please print a copy for yourself.
Crack of Dawn Paddle sports dba Malibu Kayaks warrants, as a limited lifetime
warranty, this kayak purchased is to be free of manufacturing defects in
workmanship and materials from the original date of consumer purchase. This
warranty is effective as long as there is proof of purchase from an authorized
Malibu Kayaks dealer and applies only to the original owner. Some states do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state. Malibu Kayaks reserves the right to choose the final warranty
resolution. The option to repair or replace parts of a given kayak is determined
against damages and in the discretion of Malibu Kayaks. Some exclusions may
apply. This warranty is valid only in the U.S.A.
Malibu Kayaks is not liable for any injury or damage to person or property
sustained as a result of the use of kayaks manufactured by Malibu Kayaks. The
user of any such kayak acknowledges and assumes any and all risk associated
with the use of such kayak including death, waives any and all claims against
Crack of Dawn Paddlesports dba Malibu Kayaks, its agents and assigns.
Malibu Kayaks reserves the right to change its products without notice while
not incorporating those changes into completed and purchased products in
the possession of dealers or consumers.
This Warranty Does Not Cover The Following:
1. Normal wear and tear or as a result of abuse or failure to maintain kayak.
2. Discoloration due to excessive sun exposure.
3. Damage caused by alterations, modifications, storage or mooring to kayak.
4. Transportation of kayaks; significant or incidental damage to kayak and/or
personal property.
5. Damage due to failure of following procedures and instructions provided.
6. Kayaks purchased from an unauthorized dealer or consumer resale.
7. Factory 2nds (Kayaks purchased as a blem).
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Expedite Claim
Steps to Expedite Claim
In the unlikely event that your kayak has any manufacturing defects, photos,
proof of purchase, and description of your claim are required. All warranty
claims are subject to any exclusion and in lieu of provided evidence decided
upon the discretion of Malibu Kayaks.
For all kayak warranty claims visit the link below:
http://www.malibukayaks.com/customer-support/
Please fill out our Warranty Claim Form and submit photos or files to
Support@malibukayaks.com
After receiving the above items, Malibu Kayaks may request to have your kayak
returned to the original dealer for inspection. Malibu Kayaks will warrant the
right to either exchange or repair your kayak. Depending upon date of purchase
and damage to the kayak Malibu Kayaks may repair/replace kayak, some fees
may apply. All shipping cost will be paid by customer. If you are unable to get
a replacement kayak from an authorized dealer, Malibu Kayaks will ship the
warranty replacement kayak (shipping fees will apply). Kayak serial # must be
cut and mailed to Malibu Kayaks to finalize all kayak replacement claims. Once
your claim is approved you may be required to provide proof of disposal of
your original kayak. Please do not dispose of your kayak prior to your claim
being approved.
Exclusions
Kayaks that are structurally altered or subjected to stress beyond the physical
limits of the materials used in hull or components, or damaged as a result of
abnormal use are considered as damage done by the user and void of Malibu
Kayaks warranty. Warranty does not cover un-recommended/unauthorized
alterations or unauthorized repair.
Warranty and Replacement Parts
Any part/parts replaced or repaired hereafter shall be warranted as an original
part/parts purchased by the consumer.
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