2014 Owners Manual
Boat Information
Hull Identification Number:_________________________________________
Date of Purchase:_________________________________________________
Dealership:______________________________________________________
Dealer’s Phone Number:___________________________________________
Registration Number:_____________________________________________
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Trademarks
Moomba, the Moomba Logo,
Outback V, Mondo, Mojo 2.5, and Mobius LSV
are registered trademarks of Skier’s Choice, Inc.
All other product names are copyright and registered
trademarks/trade names of their respective owners.
Skier’s Choice, Inc. reserves the right to change product
specifications at any time without incurring obligation.
© 2014 Skier’s Choice, Inc.
1717 Henry G. Lane Street
Maryville, Tennessee 37801
Telephone: 865-983-9924 Fax: 865-983-9950
Web: www.moomba.com
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Table of Contents
Section 1.........................Introduction...................................................3
Section 2.........................Boating Safety...............................................5
Section 3.........................Emergency Procedures........................... 13
Section 4.........................Boating Rules.............................................. 17
Section 5.........................Boat Specifications................................... 21
Section 6.........................Operating Information............................ 23
Section 7.........................Starting & Operation................................ 25
Section 8.........................Instrument Panel....................................... 29
Section 9.........................Equipment & Options.............................. 43
Section 10......................Service & Maintenance........................... 63
Section 11......................Cleaning, Care & Storage........................ 69
Section 12......................Winterization & Dry Storage................. 71
Section 13......................Technical Information............................. 73
Section 14......................Trailering Your Boat.................................. 75
Section 15......................Moomba Warranty.................................... 81
Section 16......................Index.............................................................. 85
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Section 1
Introduction
INTRODUCTION
Moomba inboard ski and wakeboard boats are manufactured by Skier’s Choice, Inc. in Maryville, Tennessee and distributed throughout
the United States and the world.
This manual provides an overview for operating your Moomba boat. It should be considered a permanent part of your Moomba
boat and contains important information on Safety, Boating Rules, Proper Operation and Maintenance of your boat. Should the
boat be sold, this manual will provide the same important information to the next owner.
Be sure to read and understand all aspects of Boating Safety and Operation before using your boat. If you have any questions, your
dealer can provide the information you need to have a safe and pleasurable boating experience.
All information, illustrations and specifications in this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time of
printing. Moomba may discontinue models and equipment or change specifications and designs without any notice and without
incurring obligation.
This manual contains information about several Moomba models. Some information may not apply to your boat since standards
and optional equipment may vary from model to model.
As you read through this manual, you will find CAUTION,
WARNING and DANGER symbols which require special
attention. Please read them carefully! They may tell you how to
avoid problems and/or endangering yourself, your passengers,
and other boaters.
PLEASE REVIEW ALL SAFETY INFORMATION.
SPECIAL ATTENTION SYMBOLS
A maintenance schedule and accessory information are included to assure trouble-free operation of your boat. Should service
problems arise, remember that your Moomba dealer knows your boat best and is interested in your total satisfaction.
Thank you for purchasing a Moomba boat. We hope your ownership results in an enjoyable and rewarding boating experience.
Be safe and enjoy the fun!
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DAILY CHECKLIST
Drain Plugs (Securely in place?)
Life-Saving Devices (One for every person on board?)
Steering System (Working smoothly and properly?)
Fuel System (Adequate fuel? Leaks? Fumes?)
Battery (Fully charged? Cable terminals clean and tight?)
Engine (In neutral?)
Capacity Plate (Are you overloaded or overpowered?)
Weather Conditions (Is it safe to go out?)
Electrical Equipment (Lights, horn, pump, etc.?)
Emergency Gear (Fire extinguisher, bailer, paddle, anchor & line, signaling device, tool kit, etc.?)
Bilge Pump (Working properly?)
NOTE: Bilge pump should be checked prior to each use to ensure proper operation.
Check BEFORE running your boat (where applicable).
Engine Oil Level
Transmission Lubricant Level
Engine Drain Plug, Transom Drain Plug and Center Drain Plug
Leakage (Fuel, water lines and connections)
DO NOT operate engine without cooling water flowing through water pump, or pump will sustain damage and
subsequent engine damage may result!
Check BEFORE running your boat.
Oil Pressure: Refer to Engine Owner’s Manual.
Water Temperature: 160 - 180 degrees for raw water systems (water is not recirculated), and 180 - 200 degrees for closed
cooling systems (water is recirculated).
Idle RPM: (650 - 750) in gear.
Maximum Forward RPM: Refer to Engine Owner’s Manual.
Shifting Linkage (Forward, Neutral & Reverse).
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE. It is very important to check for fuel spillage or leaks prior to each use of
your boat.
Check engine compartment for gasoline vapors.
Operate blower for four minutes before starting the engine.
Always operate blower below cruising speed.
NOTE: Please refer to your Engine Owner’s Manual for maximum RPM and engine break-in procedure.
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Section 2
Boating Safety
Important Safety Information
Safe Boating
Your safety, as well as the safety of others with and around
you, is a direct result of how you operate and maintain your
boat. Read and comprehend this manual. Make sure that
you understand all the controls and operating instructions
before attempting to operate the boat. Improper operation is
extremely dangerous.
Safe boating practices may seem obvious, but people have
thought up risky and dangerous activities in boats, with boats,
and behind boats. Just because you or your passengers have
seen a boating maneuver performed or have seen a particular
activity promoted, do not assume there is no risk of injury or
death. Before you or your passengers go out in the boat and
engage in any water sport activity, give careful consideration to
the risks. Plan ahead. Think twice before you try something new
behind your boat or with your boat. Know the limits of you, your
passengers and your equipment and do not exceed them.
The basic safety rules are outlined in this section of the manual.
Additional precautions throughout the manual are noted by
the following symbols:
This symbol indicates a potentially hazardous circumstance,
which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
This symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which,
if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
In addition to careful review of this manual, you should be aware
as well that there are many sources of information available.
Skier’s Choice urges you to pursue additional training, such as
safety and seamanship courses offered by the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary and the U.S. Power Squadron.
Safe boating and safe actions may seem obvious, yet every
year US Coast Guard statistics give evidence that many people
disregard safe boating practices. Do not take safety for granted.
Think twice. We want all our boat owners and their passengers,
friends, and families to have a safe and enjoyable experience
on the water.
US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY BOATING SAFETY
COURSE
This symbol indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which,
if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. This is limited
to the most extreme situations.
The precautions listed in this manual and on the boat are
not exhaustive. If a procedure, method, tool or part is not
specifically recommended by Skier’s Choice, you must satisfy
yourself that it is safe for you and others, and that the boat will
not be damaged or made unsafe as a result of your decision.
REMEMBER: ALWAYS USE COMMON SENSE WHEN OPERATING,
SERVICING OR REPAIRING THE BOAT!
In addition to everyday safety, failure to observe safety
recommendations may result in severe personal injury or death
to you or to others. Use caution and common sense when
operating your boat. Don’t take unnecessary chances!
The purchaser of a new 2014 Moomba boat is entitled to
a USCGA Boating Safety Course that Moomba will pay for.
Please see the Certificate in your owner’s packet or your
dealer for more details.
Water Sports Names and Terminology
There are many types of towed water sports, and they are
known by many different names. The more popular sports
are wakeboarding, waterskiing, surfing, wakeskating and
tubing. And there are many others. The terms used to describe
participants in towed water sports activities also vary greatly.
Typical terms include rider, skier, and wakeboarder. To keep the
language in this manual straightforward, we use rider or skier
to refer to a participant in any towed water sport. The terms ski,
skiing, riding or wakeboarding are used to refer to any towed
water sport.
Be certain that all boat passengers are aware of this information
and conform to boat safety principles.
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SAFETY TRAINING ORGANIZATIONS
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
The following is a listing of just some of the agencies and
organizations that offer safety training or information:
Your Moomba has been equipped at the factory with most of
the federally required safety equipment for inland waters (Class
1, 16’-to-26’).
American Red Cross, National HQ
2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
(202) 303-4498 www.redcross.org
This equipment includes:
USA Waterski
1251 Holy Cow Rd., Polk City, FL 33868
(863) 324-4341 www.usawaterski.org
Boat Owners Association of the United States (BOAT/US)
880 South Pickett Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 461-4666 www.boatus.com
National Safe Boating Council
P.O. Box 509, Bristow, VA 20136
(703) 361-4294 www.safeboatingcouncil.org
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Relations Center
9449 Watson Industrial Park, St. Louis, MO 63126
(877) 875-6296 www.cgaux.org
U.S. Power Squadron
P.O. Box 30423, Raleigh, NC 27622
(888) 367-8777 www.usps.org
On-Line Basic Boating Safety Course
www.boatsafe.com
National Marine Manufacturers Association
231 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2050, Chicago, IL. 60604
(312) 946-6200 www.nmma.org
Federal law requires certain safety equipment to be on board at
all times. In addition, responsible boaters carry other equipment
in case of emergency. Check with the local boating authorities
for any additional requirements over and above the federal
stipulations.
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UL-approved Marine Fire Extinguisher, Type A-BC (2 lbs.),
good for solids, liquids, and electrical fire
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ABYC-approved Marine Mufflers with water injection
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USCG-approved Marine Flame Arrestor
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USCG-approved Engine Box Ventilation with sparkless power
blower
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ABYC-approved Electric Horn sound warning device
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USCG-approved inland lighting
Federal law also requires at least one Type I, II or III Personal
Flotation Device (PFD) for each person on board or being towed
on water skis or other recreational equipment. In addition, one
throwable Type IV PFD must also be on board. As the owner,
obtaining the appropriate PFDs is your responsibility. Your
Moomba dealer can and will be happy to assist you.
NOTE: Requirements for coastal waters and inland
waters differ. Check with the local authorities for more
information.
A smart owner will avoid potential problems on an outing
by having additional equipment on board. Normally, this
equipment is dependent on the body of water and the length
of the trip.
We suggest the following—as a minimum. Your Moomba dealer
can also assist you with additional recommendations:
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An anchor with at least 75 feet of line
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A manual bailing device for removing water
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A combination oar/boat hook
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A day-and-night visual distress signal
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A first aid kit and manual
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An airway breathing tube
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A waterproof flashlight
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A set of local navigation charts
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Mooring lines and fenders
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Extra engine oil
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A tool kit
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A portable AM/FM radio or weather radio
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VHF handheld marine radio
Boating-related accidents are generally caused by the operator’s
failure to follow basic safety rules or written precautions. Most
accidents can be avoided if the operator is completely familiar
with the boat, its operation, and can recognize potentially
hazardous situations before an accident occurs.
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GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Failure to adhere to these precautions may result in severe
injury or death to you and/or others.
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The tow bar is not designed for vertical extensions. Any
modifications to the tow bar or its mountings may result in
damage to the boat and injury to the user.
•
Improper operation is extremely dangerous. Operators must
read and understand all operating manuals supplied with
the boat before operation.
•
The tower may strike low objects. Check clearance height
around docks, shore, overhanging objects, bridges and
power lines.
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Remain seated at all times while boat is in motion.
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•
Never stand or allow passengers to stand while the boat is
moving. You or others may be thrown from the boat.
Do not pull past 45 degrees of the centerline of the
boat.Failure to follow this rule could result in the boat
capsizing.
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Children in the bow of the boat should be accompanied by
an adult at all times.
•
Never operate the boat while under the influence of alcohol
or drugs.
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It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure all passengers are
seated when boat is underway.
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On-board equipment must always conform to the governing
federal, state, and local regulations.
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Gasoline vapors can explode. Before starting engine, open
engine box, check engine compartment for gasoline vapors,
and operate blower for at least four minutes.
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Run blower below cruising speed.
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Leaking fuel is a fire and explosion hazard. Inspect system
regularly. Examine fuel tanks for leaks or corrosion at least
annually.
•
Never override or modify the engine safety shut-off switch
or engine neutral starting safety switch in any way.
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Never remove or modify components of the fuel system
in any way except for maintenance by qualified personnel
Tampering with fuel components may cause a hazardous
condition.
•
Never allow any type of spark or open flame on board. It
may result in fire or explosion.
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It is the owner’s responsibility to check tightness of the tower
bolts BEFORE each use.
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The tower is designed to pull a single (1) individual. DO NOT
climb or sit on the tower rope may loop on inverted tricks.
DO NOT sit behind the pulling point of the Tower.
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Comply with the capacity limits stated on the capacity
warning label in the boat.
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To avoid serious personal injury, DO NOT be on or about the
swim platform while engine is running and keep away from
rear of boat while engine is running.
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To avoid serious personal injury, DO NOT operate engine
while anyone is on or about the swim platform or in the
water near the boat.
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Failure to adhere to these warnings may result in severe
injury or death to you and/or others.
•
This boat is a high-performance boat and capable of quick
and tight turns and changes in direction. It is the driver’s
responsibility to operate the boat in a manner to ensure the
safety of all passengers.
•
Boaters must continuously be aware of weather
conditions.
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Sudden storms, wind, lightning, etc., can unexpectedly put
boaters in grave danger. Always check the local weather
report before going boating.
It is the driver’s responsibility to determine if weather or other
factors have created an unsafe boating environment.
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The driver is solely responsible for the consequences of
their actions.
WATER SPORTS SAFETY
CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) SAFETY
Riders are obligated to be as aware of the fundamental safety
rules as well as the boat operator. If you are new to towed water
sports, seek certified training before starting. You will find it
especially helpful to join a local ski club and USA Waterski when
possible.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It is
produced by gasoline engines and is a component of exhaust
fumes.
Always remember that the majority of water sports injuries are
the result of impacts with other objects, so always look where
you are going and be aware of what is going on around you.
Failure to adhere to these warnings may result in severe
injury or death to you and/or others.
•
Every skier or rider must always wear a USCG-approved
personal flotation device.
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Maintain a distance of at least 100 feet from all other objects,
including other boats, piers, rafts, mooring and navigational
buoys, pilings, abutments, or any other items.
•
Always have an experienced driver and observer in the boat
when skiing.
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Never ski in shallow water, close to shore, or in water where
you do not know the depth or what is beneath the surface.
•
Never put your arm, head, or any other part of your body
through the handle-bridle of the ski line nor wrap the line
around any part of the body at any time.
•
Never ski at night, or directly in front of other boats.
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Never jump from a boat that is moving at any speed, nor
enter or exit the water when the engine is running (ON).
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Make sure that everyone knows and uses approved skiing
hand signals and common skiing courtesy.
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Ski Pylon Extensions
The use of a ski pylon extension or extensions in excess of 7-feet
vertical is not recommended by Moomba on our products. If
you elect to use merchandise such as these, be aware that they
could create excessive stress on your boat and subjectively cause
damages not covered by the warranty.
Shut off the engine when people are on the swim platform or
in the water around the rear of the boat.
Do not do any activities which put people in close proximity of
the transom when the engine is running.
For the most current information on carbon monoxide, you
may call, write or visit on-line any of the following:
United States Coast Guard
Office of Boating Safety (CG-5422)
2100 Second Street SW STOP 7581,
Washington, DC 20593-7581
1-800-368-5647 www.uscgboating.org
NMMA
National Marine Manufacturers Association
231 S. LaSalle St., Suite 2050, Chicago, IL 60604
312-946-6200 www.nmma.org
American Boat & Yacht Council, Inc.
613 Third St., Suite 10, Anapolis, MD 21403
410-956-4460 www.abycinc.org
PRODUCT MISUSE
Misuse of the product or use of it in a manner for which it was
never intended can create dangerous situations. The driver and
passengers are responsible for using the product safely and as
intended. The driver must operate the boat in a manner that
ensures the safety of all passengers. If you or your passengers
are unsure about use of the product, about performing certain
boating maneuvers or are unsure about a particular water
activity, refer to this manual or contact a knowledgeable source
such as your local dealer, Skier’s Choice, Inc., the US Coast Guard,
or your local boating authority.
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Capacity and Weighting Your Boat
PROPER SEATING
Do not exceed the capacity warning label affixed to the boat
in the helm area. The capacity limit is shown in the number of
people and weight limit in pounds. The combined weight of
people and gear must be considered when loading the boat.
Ballast and fuel have been considered in the capacity limit and
do not need to be added to the people and gear weight. Ballast
weight above factory installed equipment must be calculated
into the total weight of people and gear.
Proper seating is an important element of boating safety. Proper
seating consists of sitting with your buttocks in full contact with
a seat cushion within easy reach of a suitable handhold or grab
rail anytime the boat is underway. Handholds and grab rails
should be used to secure oneself and prevent loss of balance.
Do not sit in locations not designed as a seat. For instance, do
not sit on seat backs, do not sit on the sides or gunwale of the
boat, and do not sit on the sundeck while the boat is in motion.
See examples below of proper sitting positions.
Although water intrusion and waves spilling inside a boat is
an obvious boating hazard, this hazard can be increase when
weighting your boat for water sports such as wakeboarding
or wakesurfing. Do not overweight the boat or exceed boat
capacity. Use good judgment when using unbalanced weight
in your boat. Concentrating weight in a rear corner of the boat
for wakesurfing puts the top of the deck closer to water level.
Backwash, large waves and choppy water are more likely to
swamp the boat in this situation.
When loading your boat give separate attention to the bow area.
Excess and unevenly distributed weight in the bow of the boat
can create a water influx hazard, unstable steering conditions,
and even loss of control. Driver visibility can be reduced if the
bow is overloaded or unevenly weighted.
Excess and improper loading of bow area forward of windshield
may cause water influx, operating instability, and loss of control
resulting in injury or death. Bow Capacity Limit - 4 persons or
500 lbs. person, gear and ballast.
Use good judgment when weighting your boat for any towed
water sports. Educate yourself on the proper responses for
the differing and potentially unsafe conditions you could
encounter.
The driver must be aware of all passenger’s locations and
positions, and passengers must stay alert to changes in
direction.
The boat is capable of quick and tight turns. Such maneuvers
can cause unseated occupants to be thrown around or out of
the boat. Alert passengers before changes in direction.
CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have questions regarding the operation of your boat,
accessory or options or questions in regard to Boat Safety,
contact your dealer or Skier’s Choice, Inc. at 865-983-9924.
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Seating Capacities
Outback V
12 Passengers
Mondo
13 Passengers
Mobius LSV
13 Passengers
Mojo 2.5
16 Passengers
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TYPICAL WARNING LABEL LOCATIONS
— V-DRIVE MODELS
Warning labels are placed
on your boat to alert you
to potential hazards that
may not be obvious. They
also tell you how to avoid
the hazard. Warning labels
should never be removed
and, if any label is damaged,
it should be replaced as soon
as possible.
WARNING PLATES & LABELS
Read and note ALL warning plates and labels from bow to
stern that appear on the boat, including these.
If your warning decals should become damaged in any way,
please contact your Moomba Dealer or write Skier’s Choice,
Inc. to request replacement warning decals. The decals will be
provided free of charge. Your boat’s serial number (located on
the transom) must be included for warning decal requests.
Skier’s Choice, Inc. reserves the right to change warning labels without notification or incurring obligation. For a copy of the most current warning labels,
please contact your dealer or Skier’s Choice, Inc.
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Section 3
Emergency Procedures
Reprinted from “Fishing and Skiing Boats Owner’s Manual” with permission
from the NMMA.
ABANDONING SHIP
The time to think about emergencies is
before they happen. Plan ahead. Know what to do before
you encounter any of these situations. Wear a PFD (Personal
Flotation Device) when boating.
BURN HAZARD
•
EXPLOSION & FIRE
Swim against the current or wind if you abandon ship.
Leaking fuel will float with the current and may ignite.
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When clear of danger, account for all who were on board,
and help those in need.
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Use distress signal.
EXPLOSION/FIRE/ASPHYXIATION HAZARD
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Keep everyone together to make rescue easier.
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Open flame cooking appliances consume oxygen. This can
cause asphyxiation or death.
FLOODING, SWAMPING OR CAPSIZING
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Maintain open ventilation.
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Liquid fuel may ignite, causing severe burns.
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Use fuel appropriate for type of stove.
• STAY WITH THE BOAT! A boat will usually float even if there
is major hull damage. Rescuers can spot a boat much easier
than a head bobbing in the water.
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Turn off stove burner before filling.
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Do not use stove for comfort heating.
COLLISION
FIRE/ASPHYXIATION HAZARD
Use special care with flames or high temperatures near urethane
foam, if used in construction of your boat. Burning, welding,
lights, cigarettes, space heaters and the like can ignite urethane
foam. Once ignited, it burns rapidly, producing extreme heat,
releasing hazardous gases and consuming much oxygen.
EXPLOSION
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If explosion is imminent, put on PFDs, grab distress signals
and survival gear, and immediately abandon ship.
FIRE
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Turn off engines, generators, stoves and blowers.
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Extinguish smoking materials.
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Fixed fire suppression system, if equipped, has heat
sensors that automatically flood machinery space with
a fire extinguishant. Allow extinguishant to “soak”
compartment for at least 15 minutes to cool hot metals or
fuel before cautiously inspecting fire area. Have portable
fire extinguishers ready. Do not breathe fumes or vapors
caused by the fire or extinguishant.
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If no fixed firefighting system is installed and fire is in engine
compartment, discharge portable fire extinguishers through
engine compartment access plate, if equipped. Do not open
engine hatch as this feeds oxygen to the fire.
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If you have access to fire, direct contents of extinguishers
at base of flames, not at the top.
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Throw burning materials overboard if possible.
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Move anyone not needed for firefighting operations away
from the flames.
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Signal for help.
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Put on PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices), grab distress
signals and survival gear, and prepare to abandon ship.
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Signal for help.
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Account for everyone on board.
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Check for injuries.
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Inspect structural damage.
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Reduce flooding.
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Signal for help.
• STAY WITH THE BOAT!
GROUNDING
Action depends on how hard the boat hits bottom and whether
the boat remains stranded. If it is a simple touch, you may need
only to inspect the hull. If you are aground, assess the situation
before reacting. In some cases, throwing the boat into reverse
can cause more damage.
Basic Guidelines
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Inspect damage to hull, propulsion and steering systems.
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Check for leaks. If water is coming in, stopping the flow takes
priority over getting free.
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Determine water depth all around the boat and type of
bottom (sand, mud, rocks, etc.). This will help you decide
which way to move the boat.
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Determine if tide, wind or current will drive the boat harder
aground or will help free it.
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LEAKS
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Immediately switch on bilge pumps.
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Assign crew to operate manual pumps, if needed.
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If boat is taking on water, have someone take the helm while
you manage damage control.
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Slow or stop to minimize inflow. However, if you can keep a
hole above water by maintaining speed, do so.
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If possible, patch the outside with whatever material is
available.
Both Vessels
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If you attach the towline to a fitting, be sure the fitting
is fastened with a through bolt and is reinforced on the
underside.
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Creating a bridle with a line around the hull or superstructure
will distribute the load over a wide area; pad pressure points.
This technique can be used on both the towing and towed
boat.
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Keep lines clear of propellers on both boats.
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Keep hands and feet clear of the other boat.
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Never hold a towline after it is pulled taut.
TOWING
PERSON OVERBOARD
PERSONAL INJURY HAZARD
Towing or being towed stresses the boats, hardware and lines.
Failure of any part can seriously injure people or damage the
boat.
A recreational boat towing another is usually a last resort
because of possible damage to one or both boats. The Coast
Guard or a private salvage company is better equipped. A
recreational boat may assist by standing by, and possibly
keeping the disabled boat’s bow at a proper angle until help
arrives. Only when conditions are ideal—that is, waters are calm,
disabled boat is small, and one or both skippers know correct
technique—should a recreational boat tow another.
TOWING (continued)
Towing Vessel
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Immediately sound an alarm and keep pointing to the person
overboard.
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Throw a life preserver even if the person is wearing a PFD. It
will serve as a marker.
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Immediately stop or slow the boat, then circle toward the
victim.
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Keep person overboard on helm side so operator has the
person constantly in sight.
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Approach from downwind and move alongside into the
wind for pickup.
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When almost alongside, stop the engine in gear to prevent
dangerous propeller “windmilling.”
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As part of your emergency plan, consider what to do if
you were alone and fell overboard (e.g., wear PFD, keep
signal device in PFD, attach emergency stop switch lanyard
to yourself).
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Be sure your boat will not run aground too.
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Because you are maneuverable and the grounded boat is not,
you should pass the towline to the grounded boat.
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Use double-braided or braid-on-braid line. Never use three
strand twisted nylon; it has too much elasticity and can snap
back dangerously.
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Fasten the towline as far forward as possible on the upwind or
up-current side of the towing boat. Fastening it to the stern
will restrict maneuverability of the towing boat.
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Swim to rescue a drowning victim only as a last resort.
•
Immediate resuscitation is critical! At least two people on
board should be certified in CPR.
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If possible, use a bridle.
•
Keep the victim warm.
•
Move slowly to prevent sudden strain on slack line.
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•
Be ready to cast loose or cut the line if the towing situation becomes hazardous.
Use care in handling. Spinal injury may exist if the victim
fell overboard.
•
Signal for help.
DROWNING
Vessel Being Towed
•
Attach the towline to the bow eye.
MEDICAL EMERGENCY
•
If the boat has eyebolts in the transom for pulling skiers, a
towline may be attached to a small bridle hooked to both
eyebolts.
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•
If it is necessary to be towed after being freed, keep someone
at the wheel to steer.
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In an emergency, you may be far from professional medical
assistance. Be prepared. Take a first aid course, and carry a
first aid kit. Be aware of special conditions that may affect
anyone on board.
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CARBON MONOXIDE
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, extremely toxic gas.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are dizziness, ears
ringing, headaches, nausea and unconsciousness. A poisoning
victim’s skin often turns cherry red.
Have the victim breathe fresh air deeply. If breathing stops,
resuscitate. A victim often revives, then relapses because organs
are damaged by lack of oxygen. Seek immediate medical
attention.
Consult your national boating law enforcement agency.
VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS
U.S. Coast Guard regulations require boats in coastal waters and
the Great Lakes to carry visual distress signals for day or night
use, as appropriate for the time of operation. Exempt from the
day signals requirement, but not night signals, are boats less
than 4.8 meters (16 feet), open sailboats less than 7.9 meters (26
feet), boats participating in organized events, and manually propelled boats.
•
If you are required to have visual distress signals, at least
three safety-approved pyrotechnic devices in serviceable
condition must be readily accessible. They must be marked
with a date showing the service life, which must not be
expired.
•
Carry three signals for day use and three signals for night use.
Some pyrotechnic signals, such as red flares, meet both day
and night use requirements.
•
Store pyrotechnic signals in a cool, dry location. An orange
or red watertight container prominently marked “Distress
Signals” is recommended.
PROPULSION, CONTROL OR STEERING FAILURE
•
Shut off engine.
•
Put out an anchor to prevent drifting.
•
Determine if you can fix the problem yourself. See engine
operator’s manual if engine is flooded.
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Signal for help.
RADIO COMMUNICATION
Other recognized visual distress signals include:
Radio is the boat operator’s main method of receiving safety
information and summoning aid. VHF-FM radio is the primary
means of short-range communication. Single sideband radio
(SSB) is used for longer range communication.
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Flames in a bucket
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Code flags November and Charlie
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Square flag and ball
VHF-FM Channel 16 and SSB 2182 kHz are designated for
emergency use. Such situations can be categorized as:
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Black square and ball on orange background flag
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Orange flag (certified)
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Electric distress light (certified) - for night use only.
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Dye marker (any color)
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Person waving arms
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U.S. ensign flown upside down
• Emergency - “MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY” - Used when a
life or vessel is in imminent danger.
• Urgency - “PAN-PAN,PAN-PAN, PAN-PAN”(pronounced PAHNPAHN) - Used when a person or vessel is in some jeopardy
less than indicated by a Mayday call.
• Safety - “SECURITY, SECURITY, SECURITY” (pronounced SAY-CURE-IT-TAY) - Used for navigational safety or weather warning.
An emergency situation will be hectic and there will not be time
to learn proper radio procedure. LEARN WHAT TO DO BEFORE
YOU NEED TO DO IT.
If you hear a distress call, stop all radio transmissions. If you
can directly assist, respond on the emergency frequency. If
you cannot assist, do not transmit on that frequency. However,
continue to monitor until it is obvious that help is being
provided.
Audible Distress Signals
U.S. Coast Guard regulations require one hand, mouth or poweroperated whistle or horn, audible for at least a half mile.
Other recognized audible distress signals include:
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Radio communication (see Emergency Procedures - Radio
Procedures - Radio Communication)
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Radiotelegraph alarm
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Position indicating radio beacon
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Morse Code SOS (3 short, 3 long, 3 short) sounded by any
means
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Fog horn sounded continuously
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Section IV
Boating Rules
BASIC BOATING RULES
Encountering Other Vessels
You should be aware of these rules and follow them whenever
you encounter another vessel on the water.
There are three main situations in which you may encounter
other vessels and you must observe the Steering Rules in order
to avoid a collision. These are:
The rules presented in this manual are condensed and have
been provided as a convenience only. Consult your local U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) or Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) for a complete set of rules governing the waters in which
you will be using your boat. If you plan to travel—even for a
short trip—you would be well served to contact the regional
USCGA or DMV in the area where you will be boating.
Review and understand all local and state laws.
Any time two vessels on the water meet one another, one vessel
has the right-of-way. It is called the stand-on vessel. The vessel
which does NOT have the right-of-way is called the give-way or
burdened vessel.
• Meeting (you are approaching another vessel head-on)
• Crossing (you are traveling across the other vessel’s path)
• Overtaking (you are passing or being passed by another
vessel)
Using the following illustration in which you are the boat in
the center, you should give right-of-way to all vessels shown
in the white area. In this instance, you are the give-way vessel.
All vessels in the shaded area must yield to you as you are the
stand-on vessel. Both you and the meeting vessel must alter
course to avoid each other.
These rules determine which vessel has the right-of-way, and
accordingly, what each vessel should do.
The vessel with the right-of-way has the duty to continue its
course and speed, except to avoid an immediate collision. When
you maintain your direction and speed, the other vessel will be
able to determine how best to avoid you.
The vessel which does not have the right-of-way has the duty
to take positive and timely action to stay out of the way of the
stand-on vessel. Normally, the give-way vessel should not cross
in front of the stand-on vessel. Slow down or change directions
briefly and pass behind the other vessel. You should always
move in such a way that the stand-on operator can see what
you are doing.
This rule is called Rule 2 in the International Rules and says,
“In obeying and construing these rules due regard shall be had
to all dangers of navigation and collision, and to any special
circumstances, which may render a departure from the above rules
necessary in order to avoid immediate danger.”
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If you are meeting another power vessel head-on, and you
are close enough to run the risk of collision, neither of you has
the right-of-way. Both of you should alter course to avoid an
accident. You should keep the other vessel on your port (left)
side. This rule doesn’t apply if both of you can clear each other
by continuing your set course and speed.
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When two power-driven vessels are crossing each other’s path
close enough to run the risk of collision, the vessel that views the
crossing vessel to the starboard (right) side must give-way.
All vessels which are fishing with nets, lines or trawls are
considered under International Rules to be fishing vessels. Boats
with trolling lines are not considered fishing vessels.
If the other vessel is to the port (left) side, maintain your course
and direction, provided the other vessel gives you the right-ofway as it should.
Fishing vessels have the right-of-way, regardless of position.
These vessels, however, cannot impede the passage of other
vessels in narrow channels.
Sailing vessels should normally be given the right-of-way. The
exceptions to this are:
If you are passing another vessel, you are the give-way vessel.
This means that the other vessel is expected to maintain its
course and speed. You must stay out of its way as you clear it,
altering course and speed as necessary.
Conversely, if you are being passed by another vessel, you
should maintain your speed and direction so that the other
vessel can steer itself around you.
•
When the sailing vessel is overtaking the power-drive vessel,
the power-driven vessel has the right-of-way.
•
Sailing vessels should keep clear of any fishing vessel.
•
In a narrow channel, a sailing vessel should not hamper the
safe passage of a power-driven vessel which can navigate
only in such a channel.
The waters of the United States are marked for safe navigation
by the lateral system of buoyage. The markers and buoys you
will encounter have an arrangement of shapes, colors, numbers
and lights to show which side of the buoy a boater should pass
when navigating in a particular direction.
The markings on these buoys are oriented from the perspective
of being entered from seaward while the boater is going
towards the port. This means that red buoys are passed on the
starboard (right) side when proceeding from open water into
port, and black buoys are to port (left) side. When navigating
out of port, your position to the buoys should be reversed: red
buoys to port and black buoys to starboard.
There are three other rules to always remember when driving
your boat around other vessels.
When navigating in narrow channels, you should keep to the
right when it is safe and practical to do so. If the operator of
a power-driven vessel is preparing to go around a bend that
may obstruct the view of other water vessels, the operator
should sound a prolonged blast on the whistle or horn—four
to six seconds.
If another vessel is around the bend, it too should sound the
whistle or horn. Even if no reply is heard, however, the vessel
should still proceed around the bend with caution.
If you navigate these type of waters, you should carry a portable
air horn, which are available from local marine supply stores.
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Many boating bodies of water are entirely within the boundaries
of a single state. The Uniform State Waterway Marking Systems
has been devised for these waters. This system uses buoys and
signs with distinctive shapes and colors to show regulatory or
advisory information.
These markers are white with black letters and orange borders.
The information signifies speed zones, restricted areas, danger
areas and general information.
Remember: Markings may vary by geographic location. Always
consult local boating authorities before driving your boat in
unfamiliar waters.
(See examples of buoys and markers next page.)
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BUOYS & MARKERS
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Section V
Boat Specifications
Outback V
Mondo
Outback V Specifications:
Mondo Specifications:
Overall Length w/o Platform............................................20’ . .....6.10M
Overall Length w/Platform...............................................22’ . .....6.71M
Overall Length w/Platform & Trailer.........................24’ 2”........7.37M
Width (Beam)........................................................................ 96”........2.44M
Overall Width w/Trailer....................................................102”........2.59M
Draft......................................................................................... 24”.......... .61M
Weight - Boat Only..................................................3,300 lbs........1,497K
Weight - Boat & Trailer...........................................4,150 lbs........1,882K
Capacity - Passenger........................................................... 12............... 12
Capacity - Weight....................................................1,600 lbs........... 725K
Capacity - Fuel............................................................. 39 gals........... 147L
Capacity - Ballast (Standard)..........................................N/A............ N/A
Capacity - Ballast (Optional)................................1,200 lbs........... 544K
Engine........................................EFI, 330 HP, MPI w/CAT V-8............5.7L
Overall Length w/o Platform.......................................20’ 6”........6.25M
Overall Length w/Platform..........................................22’ 6” . .....6.86M
Overall Length w/Platform & Trailer.........................24’ 3”........7.40M
Width (Beam)........................................................................ 99”........2.51M
Overall Width w/Trailer....................................................102”........2.59M
Draft......................................................................................... 25”.......... .64M
Weight - Boat Only..................................................3,800 lbs........1,723K
Weight - Boat & Trailer...........................................4,650 lbs........2,109K
Capacity - Passenger........................................................... 13............... 13
Capacity - Weight....................................................2,000 lbs........... 907K
Capacity - Fuel............................................................. 39 gals........... 147L
Capacity - Ballast (Standard)...............................1,300 lbs........... 589K
Capacity - Ballast (Optional)........................................... NA...............NA
Engine........................................EFI, 330 HP, MPI w/CAT V-8............5.7L
NOTE: Add weight for Fuel, Batteries, Options & Gear to determine true boat weight.
NOTE: Add weight for Fuel, Batteries, Options & Gear to determine true boat weight.
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Mobius LSV
Mojo 2.5
Mobius LSV Specifications:
Mojo 2.5 Specifications:
Overall Length w/o Platform.......................................21’ 6”........6.55M
Overall Length w/Platform..........................................23’ 6” . .....7.16M
Overall Length w/Platform & Trailer.........................25’ 3”........7.70M
Width (Beam)........................................................................ 97”........2.46M
Overall Width w/Trailer....................................................102”........2.59M
Draft......................................................................................... 25”.......... .64M
Weight - Boat Only..................................................3,800 lbs........1,542K
Weight - Boat & Trailer...........................................4,650 lbs........1,928K
Capacity - Passenger........................................................... 13............... 13
Capacity - Weight....................................................1,800 lbs........... 816K
Capacity - Fuel............................................................. 39 gals........... 147L
Capacity - Ballast (Standard)...............................1,800 lbs........... 816K
Capacity - Ballast (Optional)........................................... NA...............NA
Engine........................................EFI, 330 HP, MPI w/CAT V-8............5.7L
Overall Length w/o Platform.......................................22’ 6”........6.86M
Overall Length w/Platform..........................................24’ 6” ......7.47M
Overall Length w/Platform & Trailer.........................26’ 2”........7.98M
Width (Beam)........................................................................ 99”........2.51M
Overall Width w/Trailer....................................................102”........2.59M
Draft......................................................................................27.5”.......... .70M
Weight - Boat Only..................................................3,900 lbs........1,769K
Weight - Boat & Trailer...........................................5,100 lbs........2,313K
Capacity - Passenger........................................................... 16............... 16
Capacity - Weight....................................................2,400 lbs........1,088K
Capacity - Fuel............................................................. 49 gals........... 185L
Capacity - Ballast (Standard)...............................1,800 lbs........... 816K
Capacity - Ballast (Optional)........................................... NA...............NA
Engine........................................EFI, 330 HP, MPI w/CAT V-8............5.7L
NOTE: Add weight for Fuel, Batteries, Options & Gear to determine true boat weight.
NOTE: Add weight for Fuel, Batteries, Options & Gear to determine true boat weight.
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Section VI
Operating Information
M Series Dash
Outback V Dash
BREAK IN
Taking care to properly break in your new engine will pay off in
the long run. In our years of field testing, we have proven that
an Indmar engine, when properly broken in according to our
simple procedures, will last longer, run better and have fewer
repairs over its lifetime.
Your new engine does not require an elaborate break-in
procedure. Just follow these simple instructions and you are
off to a great start.
The three (3) most important aspects of new engine break-in
are:
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Avoid running engine at high speeds.
•
Do not carry a heavy load (passengers, gear, etc.).
•
Vary your boat speed during break-in. Do not run at the same
RPM for a long period of time.
BREAK-IN STEPS
•
For the first hour, do not exceed 2,000 RPM.
•
For the second hour, do not exceed 3,000 RPM.
•
For the next five hours, do not exceed 4,000 RPM.
BREAK-IN TIPS
•
Avoid fast accelerations and do not carry (or pull) a heavy
load during this period.
•
Always let engine warm up gradually before acceleration.
•
Check oil frequently. During the first 50 to 100 hours, an
engine can use more oil than usual. Maintain oil at a proper
level at all times (do not overfill).
•
Monitor transmission fluid levels.
•
Report abnormal noises or vibrations to your dealer.
•
Keep an eye out for loose mountings, fittings, nuts, bolts,
and clamps.
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During the BREAK-IN process, engine temperature should be
carefully monitored and speed should be reduced if overheating
is evident. ALSO, PLEASE REFER TO ENGINE OWNER’S
MANUAL FOR BREAK-IN INFORMATION.
NOTICE: PLEASE REFER TO ENGINE OWNER’S MANUAL for
maximum RPM and engine break-in procedure.
After the first 10 to 20 hours of operation, take your boat to
the dealer for its first oil and filter change, as well as an engine
checkup. Remember to keep a sharp eye on all gauges and
warning lights during these first hours of operation. Report
anything unusual to your dealer.
After the break-in procedure is over, your boat may be operated
continuously at any speed.
Do not exceed maximum RPM recommended for your
engine. Exceeding the maximum RPM may result in damage
to the engine.
Before starting your engine you must open the engine box
and check engine compartment and bilge for gasoline and
oil vapors.
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Maximum Capacities
Canvas Cover
In compliance with United States Coast Guard Regulations,
Moomba Boats meet or exceed all safety standards designed for
recreational boats. To ensure safe handling and performance,
each Moomba boat displays a maximum capacity sticker
(see sample), stating the maximum passenger weight load
allowable.
Your Moomba boat cover is made from the finest canvas and
webbing to ensure that your boat will be protected in the off
season. The cover has been designed to fit securely around each
boat. If your new cover does not seem to be snug, a shrinkage
allowance has been sized in.
NOTE: Refer to the Maximum Capacity Sticker on your boat
for allowable loading.
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Be sure that the cover fits snugly at the bow then unfold
from front to back.
•
Be sure to install cover pole(s) and adjust to proper height,
using set screw on pole(s). This will keep water from
gathering in the center, which can damage the cover.
•
Secure all fastening straps around the trailer frame.
•
Pull the draw cord equally from both sides and tie off to the
lifting eyes on the stern in accordance with the illustration.
Use the following procedure when covering the boat:
Do not exceed the maximum capacity of the boat.
Coast Guard Regulations
Folding Cover
The United States Coast Guard boating regulations prescribe
minimum standards of safety to be met and maintained by all
watercraft. It is necessary that your boat remain in compliance
with these regulations.
When folding the cover for storage, be sure the cover is dry. Take
care not to scratch the canvas finish against rough surfaces.
Store in a dry location.
The staff at Skier’s Choice, Inc. recommend that all boat operators
complete a Coast Guard approved boating safety course.
Cover Repair
If the cover becomes damaged, immediately patch and reseal
the area. Use a tent seam sealer to reseal any new stitches.
Spray fabric guard on scraped or worn surfaces. Canvas tears
should be repaired professionally and stitches sealed to prevent
leakage.
Your mooring cover is not designed for trailering. Trailering
with your cover installed may cause premature cover failure
and boat damage. This damage is not warrantable.
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Section VII
Starting & Operation
A standard pre-starting procedure should be always be followed before the first start-up of the day.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check the engine oil level.
Check for gasoline fumes in bilge or engine compartment.
Operate engine blower for four minutes before starting the engine to remove any fumes.
Check manual operation of bilge pump. Make sure bilge areas are empty.
Other items might also be inspected, depending on the boat and its use. It is advisable to formulate a check list particular to
the equipment and operation of your boat.
REFER TO THE BOATMAN’S CHECKLIST OF THIS MANUAL.
Consult the local Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron for full details on boating safety.
NOTE: Add-on electrical accessories should never be connected to the ignition terminal or ignition circuit.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT continue to operate the starter for more than 15 seconds at a time without pausing to allow the starter
motor to cool down for at least two minutes. This will also allow the battery to recover between starting attempts. PLEASE
REFER TO ENGINE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.
Do not start engine if gas fumes are present!
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE, BE SURE THAT THE SHIFT SELECTOR IS IN NEUTRAL.
The correct starting procedure depends upon the type of engine. Please refer to the engine manual before starting.
To Start Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Engine
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Place shift selector in Neutral with the throttle in the upright
(zero) position. (If throttle is not in the idle position, the
throttle position sensor will not allow the engine computer
to proceed with a normal starting procedure).
•
With the transmission disengaged, push the lever forward to
full throttle position. (This will cause the computer to shut
off the fuel injectors, which will allow the engine to clear of
excess fuel during starting).
•
Turn Ignition Key to Start Position to operate the starter.
•
•
Release the key when engine starts (key will return to run
position).
Turn the Ignition Key to Start Position and operate the starter
for no more than 15 seconds at a time, until the engine
starts.
•
Allow the engine to establish a good idle (30 to 60 seconds)
before getting underway.
•
When the engine starts, back off the throttle and allow the
engine to establish a good idle (30 to 60 seconds).
•
Shift slowly into forward or reverse, allowing the transmission
time to engage before powering up.
•
Return the throttle to idle position and the transmission
lockout will automatically reengage the transmission in
neutral position.
•
When ready to get underway, shift slowly into forward or
reverse, allowing the transmission time to engage the gearing
before powering up.
NOTE: It is normal for the idle to speed up in cold start
conditions.
DO NOT continue to operate the starter for more than 15
seconds at a time without pausing to allow the starter motor
to cool down for at least two minutes. This will also allow the
battery to recover between starting attempts. PLEASE REFER
TO ENGINE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.
Warm-Up
Always let engine warm up to normal operating temperature
before accelerating.
NOTE: Should the EFI engine become “flooded” use the
following procedure to start:
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Place shift selector in Neutral and disengage the transmission
by pushing the transmission lockout button located at the
bottom of the lever.
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Throttle Lever
Transmission
Lockout Button
The Transmission Lockout button allows the transmission to
be disengaged while giving the throttle full operating range.
With the lever in the idle position (normally vertical), push the
button located at the bottom of the lever to disengage the
transmission. The throttle may then be operated in any open
position (forward of neutral or back of neutral upright position).
Return the throttle to idle position, and the transmission
lockout will automatically reengage the transmission in neutral
position.
The throttle lever controls both the throttle and the transmission.
The idle position (normally vertical) is the zero throttle position
and the neutral position for the transmission. A safety ring
(umbrella) keeps the lever from being accidentally moved to
engage the transmission.
To place the transmission into gear, with your hand placed over
the lever ball, pull up on the safety ring (umbrella) and slowly
push the lever into forward gear or slowly pull the lever back
into reverse gear.
Never shift the lever directly from the neutral (vertical) position
into a speed position.
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To prevent damage to the transmission, always allow
the transmission time to engage before accelerating the
engine.
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Once the transmission is engaged, you may accelerate as
quickly as you like.
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Center Drain Plug-Direct Drive Models
Center Drain Plug -V-Drive Models
Cover Latch
Drain Plug
On V-drive models the center drain plug is accessed via the
access cover in the center floor panel.
The bilge area drain plug is located at the front of the motor
well, in the center under the engine.
It is extremely important that the drain plug is always checked
before starting the engine. The drain plug should be secured
in place using a wrench.
DO NOT start engine until center drain plug is checked and
secured in place. DO NOT try to install center drain plug
while engine is running.
It is extremely important that the drain plug is always checked
before starting the engine. The drain plug should be secured
in place using a wrench.
DO NOT start engine until center drain plug is checked and
secured in place.
Some Moomba models DO NOT have mechanical devices to
hold the motor box cover in the open position. Please use
caution to prevent accidental closing.
Rear Drain Plug
The rear drain plug is located at the back of the boat, near
the bottom of the transom. It is extremely important that the
drain plug is always checked before starting the engine. The
drain plug should be secured in place using a wrench.
DO NOT start the engine until the drain plug is checked
and secured in place. DO NOT try to install the drain plug
while the engine is running!
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Fuel Precautions
Fueling
Indmar Assault MPI 330 & Assault 340
Use a gasoline with a minimum octane rating of 89. See engine
owner’s manual for more information.
Indmar Assault MPI 409
Use a gasoline with a minimum octane rating of 92. See engine
owner’s manual for more information.
DO NOT use gasoline containing methyl alcohol (methanol).
Methanol can damage your boat’s fuel system.
Sparks while fueling could
cause an explosion!
Before Fueling:
1. Turn off engine.
2. Turn off ignition.
3. Extinguish cigarettes or any open flame.
While Fueling:
E-10 fuels require fuel stabilizers that are specifically
designed for E-10 fuels to help prevent moisture absorbtion,
phase separation and gasoline stabilization.
•
Keep hose nozzle in contact with fill pipe to provide a ground
against static sparks.
•
Fill tank at a slow rate to avoid any spillage.
Gasoline stabilizer should be added to the fuel tank when the
boat is used infrequently or whenever your boat will not be
used for two weeks or more. During storage always add gasoline
stabilizer to reduce gumming or tank sludge.
E15 Fuel Warning
• DO NOT USE E15 FUELS! E15 fuel WILL damage your engine
and it will not operate.
•
THIS DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED BY ANY WARRANTY
Fuel Cap
container for the vapor. The vapor is released over time. This
type of venting system allows for the tank to be filled without
building any back pressure. Without back pressure, spillage
should be completely eliminated from the fueling process.
This venting system doesn’t allow water to enter the fuel system.
In the unlikely event that water runs up against the fuel vent, the
fuel vent has a one-way valve. The one way valve allows for air
to release, but denies water from entering. The gas cap itself is
sealed with a rubber seal. When the gas cap is “clicked” closed
the seal prevents any water from entering the system.
The fuel cap is located on the rear deck, 2-4 feet from the stern.
To open, push black tab located on the bottom side of the
gas cap. When the black tab is pushed, the gas cap will hinge
upward.
To close, push the gas cap down. When the gas cap is completely
closed a “click” sound should be heard. The audible “click”
ensures that the gas cap is closed and sealed.
The new fueling system prevents spillage from occurring. Air is
allowed to escape from the front and rear of the gas tank. Both
vents are on a central fuel line, which run to a central holding
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Filling the Tank
Be especially careful when filling the fuel tank. DO NOT
overfill the tank. Overfilling can damage the system’s carbon
filters and render the emissions control useless.
If fuel is spilled on stripes or decals, apply a common bath
cleaner (nonabrasive) and wipe with a damp cloth. Rinse the
spill area with clean water.
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Section VIII
Instrument Panel & Controls
Outback V Dash
M Series Dash
Speed Calibration
Speed may be checked using a stopwatch and a standard slalom
course. Adjust the speedometer needle by twisting the adjuster
knobs located beneath the dash panel.
Speed can also be set by using a hand-held GPS.
Blank Gauge
The Moomba dash has extra slots for gauges
for accessories. If you add options in the future
that have a 2 inch gauge (I.e. wakeplate, depth
finder, etc.) this blank gauge can be removed
and the accessory gauge can be added in its
place.
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Tachometer
Warning Stickers
Always heed the dash mounted warning stickers.
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE!
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE:
Check engine compartment for gasoline or vapors.
Operate blower for four minutes before starting engine.
Run blower below cruising speed.
Turn off engine before using ski platform.
Outback V
Speedometer
M Series
The tachometer registers the operating speed of the motor’s
shaft output and may be used as an alternative to speedometer
if weight and water conditions permit.
DO NOT exceed the recommended RPM during break-in and
normal operation of your motor. Exceeding the manufacturer’s
suggested RPM may cause damage to the engine.
Outback V
M Series
Engine Hours
Outback V
M Series
The speedometer indicates the water speed of the boat in
miles per hour. It is recommended that the speedometer be
checked for accuracy after each 100 engine hours.
Speed may be checked using a stopwatch and a standard
slalom course. Adjust the speedometer needle by turning
the knob at the bottom of the gauge.
NOTE: If the speedometer registers erratically, check
speedometer pickups.
Engine hours should always be noted and documented so
that required maintenance and lubrication changes may be
performed at the proper intervals. The engine hour meter
indicates the number of hours the engine has run.
Outback V: Engine hours are shown on the tachometer.
Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge is located on the speedometer. This gauge
indicates the approximate quantity of fuel remaining in the tank
when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position.
M Series: Engine hours are shown on the Digital Cruise Pro II
home screen in the bottom left corner.
NOTE: DO NOT run the tank to empty. To prevent
condensation from forming in the tank, it is recommended
that the tank be filled when the gauge indicates 1/4 tank
of fuel remaining.
Speedometer Pickups
The speedometer pickup is located on the bottom of the hull. The pickup measures the speed of water
passing the paddlewheel. Poor water conditions or foreign material may clog the pickup causing the
speedometer to register incorrectly.
Inspect the paddlewheel and remove any foreign material only when engine is off.
Please see paddlewheel owner manual in the Boat Owner’s Packet
for more information.
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Voltmeter (Inboard)
The voltmeter indicates whether the battery is
charging or discharging. The needle should be
located in the normal range while the engine
is running.
If the voltmeter does not register in the normal
range, there may be a problem within the
electrical system. It is normal for the voltmeter
needle to fall when starting the engine.
Normal range is 12 to 14 volts.
Temp Gauge
The temperature gauge indicates the engine
coolant temperature while the coolant
is circulating inside the engine. Engine
operating temperatures will vary depending
on the weather conditions and engine load.
Normal operating temp range is between 160
degrees and 180 degrees.
NOTICE: Refer to your Engine Owner’s
Manual for additional details.
Oil Pressure Gauge
The oil pressure gauge indicates the oil
pressure in the engine while the engine is
running.
If the oil pressure remains below the normal
range of 10 to 80 psi, stop the engine
immediately. If engine is allowed to run while
oil pressure is too low, permanent engine
damage may occur.
Running the engine with low oil pressure may
cause severe engine damage.
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Depth Sounder
Setting Deep Alarm (continued)
To set the deep alarm, perform the following:
1. Press the down button. The current deep alarm depth setting
will display.
2. Press the up or down button to increase or decrease
respectively the deep alarm depth value. Pressing either
button once will change the depth value in 1-foot or 0.1
meter increments. Holding either button will change the
depth value in 9-foot or 1-meter increments per second.
3. After setting the depth value, the alarm and down arrow
icons will blink for five seconds. Then the display will return
to normal operating mode with the alarm and down arrow
icons displayed.
Setting Units
The depth sounder can display depth in either standard or
metric units.
When triggered, an audible alarm sounds for ten seconds while
flashing the warning LED, alarm and down icons on the display.
After ten seconds, the audible alarm mutes but the LED and
display icons continue to flash.
NOTE: When power is removed from the instrument, all
depth settings are returned to “000”.
Perform the following steps to change the display units:
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Simultaneously press the up and down buttons. Either the
FT or M units indicator display text will flash.
THEN...
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To set feet units, press the up button. The FT indicator display
text will flash for five seconds and return to normal mode
display with feet as the current units.
OR...
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To set meter units, press the down button. The M indicator
display text will flash for five seconds and return to normal
mode display with meters as the current units.
NOTE: When power is applied or removed and reapplied,
the units display defaults to feet units.
Setting Shallow Alarm
The shallow alarm function can be set for depths ranging from
3 feet (1.0 Meter) to 200 feet (60.9 Meters). An alarm triggers
when the water depth is less than the set value.
To set the shallow alarm, perform the following:
1. Press the up button. The current shallow alarm depth setting
will display.
2. Press the up or down button to increase or decrease
respectively the shallow alarm depth value. Pressing either
button once will change the depth value in 1-foot or 0.1
meter increments. Holding either button will change the
depth value in 9-foot or 1-meter increments per second.
3. After setting the depth value, the alarm and up arrow icons
will blink for five seconds. Then the display will return to
normal operating mode with the alarm and up arrow icons
displayed.
When triggered, an audible alarm sounds for ten seconds while
flashing the warning LED, alarm and up icons on the display.
After ten seconds, the audible alarm mutes, but the LED and
display icons continue to flash.
NOTE: When power is removed from the instrument, all
depth settings are returned to “000”.
Setting Deep Alarm
The deep alarm function can be set for depths ranging from 3
feet (1.0 meter) to 200 feet (60.9 meters). An alarm triggers when
the water depth is greater than the set value.
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Out of Range Display
TROUBLESHOOTIING
Instrument Does Not Turn On
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If applicable, check main power supply fuse to the unit. If
it is blown, replace it with a 1 amp, normal blow fuse. If inline fuse is used, clean all corrosion from the fuse housing
or replace the fuse holder assembly if necessary.
Instrument Does Not Turn On (continued)
If the display indicates three horizontal bars as shown, the depth
sounder indicates an out of range, inaccurate or incomplete
data condition.
An out of range condition occurs when the depth reading is
less than 2.5 feet (3.0 meters) or greater than 200 feet (60.9
meters).
Inaccurate or incomplete data will cause an out of range
condition when operating in extremely dirty water, very soft
bottom or at high speeds. A faulty or improper transducer
connection can also cause an out of range error condition.
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Check the power cable connection. Be sure that the unit is
connected to a known power source:
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RED wire to positive, BLACK wire to negative or ground.
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Ensure that the power source is powered using a test light
or some other reliable form of testing 12 volt power.
•
If you are sure that the unit is receiving power and is still
not functioning, please contact Customer Service for
assistance.
Random or Flashing Bottom Reading
•
Under certain circumstances, the depth sounder may not
perform at the best of its ability. Extremely dirty water, very
soft bottom, high speeds, deep water, or a combination of
the above will result in incomplete or inaccurate readings.
•
Check the transducer cable connection on the back of the
unit.
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Contact Customer Service for assistance if you are unable
to correct the problem.
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Stereo
Adjusting The Boat Speed
1. The speed of the boat can be adjusted faster by pressing
and holding the “+” side of the momentary rocker switch,
which will increase the engine speed relative to the throttle
position, therefore to go faster than the initial set point.
2. The speed of the boat can be adjusted slower by pressing
and holding the “-” side of the momentary rocker switch,
which will decrease the engine speed. The engine will
decrease speed below the initial set point.
Disengaging The System
Please refer to your stereo owner’s manual for proper operation
instruction.
NOTE: Stereo unit is connected to the STEREO switch on
the dash.
1. The Digital Cruise System will disengage throttle control
when the throttle is brought back below the current speed
set position at that time. IF the engine speed has been
changed using the “+” or “-” momentary rocker switch during
operation, the latest speed position is the point where
the cruise system will disengage throttle control once the
throttle position is lower than that relative speed position.
The system will reengage once the throttle position is
advanced back above the last set speed position.
2. The system can be completely disengaged by turning the
system “OFF” using the rocker switch. If this is done while
the boat is at speed and the system is engaged, the throttle
will have to be moved below the set speed position before it
will completely disengage and allow the operator complete
throttle control.
Digital Cruise - Activating The Cruise System
Optional Digital Cruise Pro II
1. Accelerate the boat up to the desired cruising speed.
See page 55 for detailed operating instructions for the optional
Digital Cruise Pro II.
2. Engage the Digital Cruise System by moving the rocker
switch from “OFF” to “SET”. At this point the cruise system
will take over throttle control and maintain the speed at
which it was set. The small red LED light will come on to let
the operator know that the system is engaged. The red LED
light will remain on until the system is turned “OFF” using
the rocker switch.
3. The system will not allow any more throttle input than the
position of the throttle arm. Therefore, the throttle arm
should be advanced completely after the initial engagement
of the system to allow the system to maintain the set speed
with different throttle positions required such as when the
boat turns.
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Outback V Series Switch Panel
NAVIGATION LIGHTS SWITCH
The Navigation Light switch supplies power to
the Bow Light, the Stern Light and the Pole
Light.
Operation (Refer to Illustration Below):
When underway during night time operation,
set the switch in the NAV position to activate all
of the running lights.
COURTESY LIGHT SWITCH
The Courtesy switch supplies power to the
lighting throughout the boat.
When docked or at anchor, set the switch, in
the ANC position to activate only the pole light.
BILGE PUMP SWITCH
The Bilge Pump switch operates in two
positions. The manual position is used to verify
that the pump is operational.
The automatic pump function is engaged at all
other times so that any excess water in the
bilge may automatically be pumped out.
NAV Lights
STEREO SWITCH
The Stereo switch supplies power to the stereo
unit. The switch must be turned on before the
stereo can be played.
ANC Lights
NOTICE
If any lights, bilge, stereo,
courtesy lights, or accessories fail
to operate, press the appropriate
circuit breaker located under the
switch.
NAV/ANC
COURTESY
BILGE
STEREO
ACC
HEATER
ACCESSORY SWITCH (2 POSITIONS)
The Accessory switch supplies power to an
extra circuit for accessories that may be added.
Switch configuration may vary slightly based on options.
If you have any questions regarding operation, please
contact your dealer or Skier's Choice, Inc.
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HEATER SWITCH
The Heater switch supplies power to the heater.
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M Series Switch Panel
NAVIGATION LIGHTS SWITCH
The Navigation Light switch supplies power to
the Bow Light, the Stern Light and the Pole
Light.
Operation (Refer to Illustration Below):
When underway during night time operation,
set the switch in the NAV position to activate all
of the running lights.
COURTESY LIGHT SWITCH
The Courtesy switch supplies power to the
lighting throughout the boat.
BILGE PUMP SWITCH
The Bilge pump switch operates in two
positions. The manual position is used to verify
that the pump is operational.
The automatic pump function is engaged at
all other times so that any excess water in the
bilge may automatically be pumped out.
When docked or at anchor, set the switch, in
the ANC position to activate only the pole light.
NAV Lights
STEREO SWITCH
The Stereo switch supplies power to the stereo
unit. The switch must be turned on before the
stereo can be played.
DOCKING LIGHT SWITCH
The Docking Light switch supplies power to the
docking lights. Switch must be turned on
before lights will operate.
ANC Lights
BALLAST SWITCHES
The Ballast switches supply power to the
ballast pumps.
Configuration may vary
depending on the number of ballast bags.
NAV/ANC
COURTESY
BILGE
STEREO
DOCKING LT
LEFT
BALLAST
BOW
BALLAST
RIGHT
BALLAST
NOTICE
If any lights, bilge, stereo, courtesy lights, or accessories fail to operate, press the
appropriate circuit breaker located under the switch.
Switch configuration may vary slightly based on options.
If you have any questions regarding operation, please
contact your dealer or Skier's Choice, Inc.
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Ignition Switch
Tilt Steering
Located on the port side of the dashboard, the ignition switch
has four positions. In the vertical position, the ignition is
“OFF”.
Tilt steering may be adjusted up or down in five different locking
positions. To adjust, depress the tilt lever located beneath the
bezel and move the steering wheel to the desired position.
Release the lever to lock the wheel into place.
One position clockwise is the “ON” position and this will power
the switches and energize the motor.
The full clockwise position is the “START” position.
NOTE: All electrical equipment should be turned off when
the boat is in storage.
Horn
The Horn Switch is located on the switch panel to the left
of the steering wheel.
Horn / Whistle Signals
One Long Blast:
Warning Signal (Coming out of slip)
One Short Blast:
Pass on my Port Side
Two Short Blasts:
Pass on my Starboard Side
Three Short Blasts:
Engines in Reverse
Four or More Blasts:
Danger Signal
1.
2.
3.
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OVERTAKING / PASSING: Boat being passed has the right-of-way. KEEP CLEAR.
MEETING HEAD-ON: Keep to the right.
CROSSING: Boat on the right has the right-of-way. Slow down and permit him to pass.
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Warning Light (V-Drives Only)
Check Engine Light
Outback V Series
The warning light should be “on” at idle. If the light remains “on”
when the engine is above 1200 RPM, shut the engine off and
check V-Drive oil level.
M Series
Safety Lanyard/Engine Shut-Off Switch
Your boat has an red check engine light. It functions much
the same as the check engine light in your car. If the engine
control module senses certain engine parameters out of
range or a trouble code is set, the light will come on.
If the light does comes on, stop using the boat and see an
authorized Indmar or Skier’s Choice Service Center.
Your Moomba is equipped with a Safety Lanyard/Engine ShutOff switch. In order for the engine to run, the plastic tip of the
safety lanyard must be attached to the switch. If the clip is
removed from the switch, the engine will not run.
Avoid serious injury or death. Attach Safety Lanyard to
driver prior to operating the boat.
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Optional Ballast System
The optional ballast system is an electronically controlled ballast
system that can be operated from the driver’s seat. Each switch
allows independent filling and draining of each ballast container
by simply hitting the fill or drain switch. If the system fails to fill or
drain, you may check the resettable breaker on the switch panel,
or the separate ballast fuse block located under the dash area.
The ballast bags or tanks can be found in the front ski locker or
in the rear v-drive storage areas depending on the the model
and ballast system.
When bags begin to vent, shut off!
DO NOT OVERFILL BALLAST BAGS!
Care should be taken that the ballast bags are situated properly
with the fill hose on top and drain hose on bottom and that all
fittings are installed securely. The bags should not be twisted
and the bags should be free to expand and drain completely.
Care should be taken to prevent sharp objects from coming
in contact with the bags. Cuts and punctures to the bags are
not warrantable.
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Ballast Water Strainer
The optional ballast system also includes an in-line water
strainer before the manifold. This strainer will keep debris out
of the solenoid valve and should prevent the valve from getting
clogged up and forced open. The strainer cover should be
removed periodically and the filter screen cleaned to prevent
debris buildup on the mesh screen. Be careful when removing
the cover not to lose the O-ring used to seal the cover. Also, the
strainer should be removed and drained during winterization.
To fill the ballast system, press the fill switch. To empty, press
the empty switch. With the ballast full, the boat may porpoise
at speeds above 25 mph.
Empty ballast before trailering the boat. DO NOT trailer
boat with ballast full!
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Outback V Ballast Panel
M Series Ballast Panel
The Gravity Ballast System in your boat is an electronically
controlled ballast system that can be operated from the driver’s
seat. The manual switches for this three position system
are located in the switch panel directly below the shifter
mechanism.
The Ballast System in your boat is an integrated and logically
controlled system. At the heart of the system is a series of
reversible pumps that use impellers to pump water in and out of
the ballast system. The controller for the system runs the pumps
an appropriate amount of time to fill and to empty the bags.
Filling the System-In normal operation of the system, flipping
one of the switches to “Fill” will start the system filling the
associated ballast. The pump will automatically turn off when
the appropriate amount of time to fill the system has been
reached. The light on the switch will still be luminated as it
is in the “Fill” position, but the pump will not be running. The
switch should be turned back to the “off” position when the
pump stops running.
Emptying the System-In normal operation of the system,
flipping one of the switches to “Empty” will start the system
emptying the associated ballast. The pump will automatically
turn off when the appropriate amount of time to empty the
system has been reached. The Light on the switch will still be
luminated as it is in the “Empty” position, but the pump will
not be running. The switch should be turned back to the “off”
position when the pump stops running.
Ballast Pump Impellers- The pumps that fill and drain the
ballast system use an impeller. Your Moomba ballast impeller
uses the latest polymer technology in an effort to have the
longest service life possible. The impellers are a wear item
and different use patterns, water types, debris, etc. can greatly
affect the service length of the impeller. As the impellers
wear, the amount of water that is pumped into and out of the
ballast system is reduced. Running the pumps without water
will greatly accelerate the wear and prolonged running of the
pumps without water will damage the impeller to the point that
they will require immediate replacement.
Note: Impellers are a wear item and not covered by warranty.
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2014 Moomba Ballast Fill Times
Boat Model
Front Ballast
Rear Ballast Time
Mondo
4.5 minutes
4.5 minutes
Outback V
3 minutes
4.5 minutes
Mobius LSV
4.5 minutes
6 minutes
Mojo 2.5
4.5 minutes
6 minutes
When bags begin to vent, shut off!
Do Not overfill ballast bags!
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Problem
Possible Cause
Action
Pump will not turn on
Ballast power wires not
connected to battery
Check ballast power wires
at battery
Connect power wires to battery
Pump will not turn on
Ballast breaker is tripped
Check 60 amp ballast breaker
inside the engine compartment
Reset ballast breaker at battery
Pump will not turn on
System needs reset
Check power to all areas
Turn power off to the system at the breaker
and then back on and retry
Pump turns on, but does
not pump water
Pump not priming
(1) Water intake ball valves are not
open
(1) Open ball valves
(2) Kink in hose
(2) Check hoses for kinks and straighten
as needed
(3) Worn Impeller
Correction
(3) Check hose connections and tighten if
loose.
(4) Replace Impeller
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Section IX
Equipment & Options
Ignition Keys
Fuel Cap
Two ignition keys are provided with the boat. Key entry into
the ignition may sometimes be difficult due to the rubber boot
protector. Please do not unduly force the key into the ignition.
Key tumblers are located vertically, so the key should be vertical
when placed into the switch.
NOTE: The gas cap is sealed by a rubber O-ring. Ensure the
cap is clicked shut to properly seal.
NOTE: Ignition key blanks may be purchased through your
Moomba dealer.
Mirrors
The rear view mirror is
installed as a standard item.
The mirror is adjustable so
that it may be set for each
driver.
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Mirror should always
be checked before
driving.
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Mirror angle will change
with each new driver.
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Driver’s Seat & Seat Adjustment
The Rise-R Seat is a unique
driver seat enhancement. The
front edge of the driver’s seat
cushion lifts up to give the driver
a taller sightline. To switch the
seat to the raised position, use
two hands to lift and push the
front edge of the seat cushion
up and back until it is sitting on
the rear half of the driver’s seat
cushion. To switch to the lower
position, use two hands to push
the Rise-R seat cushion forward
and down.
Be careful of the articulating hinge. Do not place fingers or other objects in the hinge mechanism during use.
The driver’s seat may be adjusted forward or backward by moving the lever below the front of the seat. Use body pressure
to move the seat to the desired position. Release the lever then check to feel the seat lock into place.
After adjusting the seat, be sure that it has locked into place by pushing forward and backward until it has
securely latched.
DO NOT attempt to adjust the driver’s seat while the boat is moving.
V-Drive Engine Compartment
To access the engine compartment, turn latch and pull to
raise the center sun deck lid. When the ski lockers and engine
compartment lids are closed, the upholstered lids double as a
cushioned sun deck.
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Fire Extinguisher
Glove Box
A standard Coast Guard approved fire extinguisher is provided
on all Moomba boats. The fire extinguisher is located on the
port side behind the observer’s seatback.
To open the glove box, press the black round cylinder down
while lifting the black finger tab. Once open, the lid is supported
by a spring.
(Refer to label instructions for use.)
Ski Pylon
The ski pylon is only to be used to pull skiers. DO NOT use
the ski pylon to hoist the boat. Only use the lifting rings for
this purpose.
NOTE: With use the ski pylon may loosen. Should this occur,
see your Moomba Dealer for service.
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The use of pylon extensions can severely effect the
overall handling of the boat. Follow pylon extension
manufacturer’s directions for mounting.
DO NOT mount any Pylon Extension on the rear pylon
(located at the rear sundeck).
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Oz HD Tower
Fold Assist Option
See your dealer to set when accessories are added to the
tower.
Some Moomba models are equipped with an optional Moomba Oz HD towing tower. The tower is designed with practicality,
aesthetics, and the consumer in mind. 23/8 in. tubing is used to provide additional strength and stability to enhance the
performance and functionality of the tower. The larger diameter tubing also allows for the possibility of four wakeboard/
surfboard racks to be mounted (two on port side, two on starboard side). The fold assist feature make it easier to raise or lower
the tower (two individuals working together is recommended). The optional Moomba Oz HD towing tower is NOT intended
to be used to tow skiers, barefooters, tubes, or multiple wakeboarders. Such use will void any warranties written or implied.
Be sure that all bolts are tightly in place before
use.
Be aware of and avoid low overhead objects
such as bridges, power lines, overhanging
trees, etc.
To Lower Tower For Storage:
Remove the two hand knobs from the back edge
of the base of the tower leg. The hand knobs will
stay connected to the tower leg. Lower the tower
downward into the boat.
The tower must be supported when hand knobs are removed, or the tower can fall into the boat injuring passengers or
damaging the boat.
To Raise Tower:
Lift the tower and tighten the hand knob to secure the tower in the upright position.
The threads in the tower base could be damaged if the bolts are not aligned and threaded correctly.
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Bow Light
Stern Pole Light
The removable pole light is
stored in the bow. Always
check for proper alignment
when inserting the pole light
into the receptacle.
The pole light must always
be in place and illuminated
when visibility is limited. The
pole light must be displayed
while under way from sunset
to sunrise. The pole light must
also be illuminated while
at anchor from sunset to
sunrise.
The bow light is located on the forward deck. To alert other
boaters to your position and direction while underway at night,
the light is green on the starboard side and red on the port side.
To replace the bulb, remove Phillips screw to lift cover.
Tower Pole Light
On boats equipped with factory
installed towers, the 360° White
Pole Light is mounted on the
tower. To raise the light, pull
the lever on the side of the
light and then carefully raise
the light to a vertical position.
Always lower the light after use
and before trailering to avoid
hitting low overhangs.
NOTE: If using tower pole
light, do not use stern pole
light.
N OT E : B o a t s t h a t a r e
equipped with fac tor y
installed towers do not
have a stern light pole even
though the rear light receptacle is installed. If you would
like a rear 360 pole light so you may operate your boat
after dark with the tower removed, you may purchase one
through your dealer.
DO NOT pull skier with tow rope attached to ski pylon while
pole light is in place.
Pop-Up Cleat
To use the cleat, pull
center up.
DO NOT tow objects
with the cleats.
Pole Light Receptacle
The pole light receptacle is located on the port side deck near
the stern. To install the pole light, open the cover completely
and with the plug correctly aligned, slide it into the socket until
the electrical contacts are firmly in place.
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Bow Eye
Lifting Rings
Two lifting rings are located on the transom.
The bow eye is located at the front of the hull below the rub rail.
It is the point of attachment to lead the boat onto the trailer and
to secure the boat to the trailer or to a tie-off when docking.
NOTE: The lifting rings should be the only point of attachment
for lifting cables. (See Hoisting Instructions.)
NOTE: See Hoisting Instructions before using the bow eye
to hoist the boat.
DO NOT use the bow eye ONLY to hoist the boat. You must
use a sling with the bow eye when hoisting the boat. Use
only the designated lifting rings to hoist the boat. (See
Hoisting Instructions.)
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Outback V Ski Platform Detachable Bracket
Standard Detachable Bracket
The ski platform is fastened to the boat with detachable
brackets. The platform may be removed from the boat by pulling
the retaining pins from the brackets.
The ski platform is attached to the boat with detachable
brackets. The platform may be removed from the boat by 1. Set
platform on bracket. 2. Locate lower pin. 3. Locate locking pin
through brackets. 4. Swing locking arm over end of pin.
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Standard Platform
All Moomba models are equipped with a ski platform on the
stern. The platform allows easy access to and from the water
for skiers and swimmers. It is recommended that all entries to
and exits from the water be made from the platform to avoid
accidents. (The fiberglass deck can become slippery when
wet.)
Shut Engine OFF when people are on the platform or in the
water near the platform.
Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide. Direct or
prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide will cause brain
damage or death.
Propeller
Propeller Precaution
The research and design team at Skier’s Choice has carefully
explored and tested many different propellers and pitch angles
for use on Moomba boats. All tests indicate that the current
propeller installed on your model is the best for the variety of
boating performance required, whether skiing competitively
or for pleasure.
Moving propeller will cause injury. Propeller may rotate
with boat in neutral. Shut off the engine when people are
on the platform or in the water near the platform to avoid
injury from the prop rotation.
It is strongly recommended that your Moomba dealer be
notified before changing the propeller. In general, changing
to a lower pitched propeller may increase acceleration, but will
decrease top speed. Changing to a higher pitched propeller may
achieve higher top speed with a light load, while acceleration
and power may decrease.
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NOTE: Under no circumstances should a propeller which
allows the engine to surpass recommended RPMs be
installed.
Avoid engine damage, do not exceed the Max RPM as listed
for your motor. Some props may allow the engine to over-rev
which can cause non-warrantable engine damage.
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Optional Trim Switch and Gauge
Wakeplate
This switch controls the optional wakeplate. The gauge indicates the
position of the wakeplate.
The optional wakeplate allows the driver to control the running attitude
of the boat.
Battery Box
Walk-Through Windshield
The battery box is mounted on the inside of the observer’s
seat storage compartment.
NOTE: It is recommended that the battery cables be
disconnected from the battery when the boat is placed
in storage. (Refer to Battery Cable Installation and
Precautions)
Avoid damage or injury from battery acid. Ensure that
battery is properly secured before using the boat.
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The moveable center windshield panel allows access to and
from the bow area on some models. To open, turn safety latches
to vertical and push. Carefully lay the hinged windshield panel
back against the fixed side panel.
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Fueling Conditions
Outback V Fuel Gauge
Fuel Vent
M Series Fuel Gauge
The following conditions may be considered normal
operation of the fuel gauge and fuel system:
•
Gas station pumps may shut off before the fuel gauge
indicates FULL.
•
The amount of fuel required for fill-up may not exactly
correspond to the gauge.
•
The gauge needle may not move away from FULL until some
time after fill-up.
•
The gauge needle may move during turns, stops, and
acceleration.
NOTE: Become familiar with engine hourly fuel consumption
at various speeds and know when to check the fuel
gauge.
The fuel cap is located on the rear deck, 2-4 feet from the stern.
To open, push the black tab located on the bottom side of
thegas cap. When the black tab is pushed, the gas cap will hinge
upward. To close, push the gas cap down. When the gas cap is
completely closed a “click” sound should be heard. The audible
“click” ensures that the gas cap is closed and sealed.
The new fueling system prevents spillage from occurring. Air is
allowed to escape from the front and rear of the gas tank. Both
vents are on a central fuel line, which runs to a central holding
container for the vapor. The vapor is released over time. This
type of venting system allows for the tank to be filled without
building any back pressure. Without back pressure, spillage
should be completely eliminated from the fueling process.
This venting system doesn’t allow water to enter the fuel system.
In the unlikely event that water runs up against the fuel vent, the
fuel vent has a one-way valve. The one way valve allows for air
to release, but denies water from entering. The gas cap itself is
sealed with a rubber seal. When the gas cap is “clicked” closed
the seal prevents any water from entering the system.
Courtesy Lights
Gasoline vapors are highly explosive!
Rear Seat Straps
Courtesy lights are installed at several locations in the interior of
the boat. The courtesy light switch is located on the instrument
panel and is marked “COURT”.
Ensure straps are snapped while underway or towing.
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FUEL TANK PUMP
THE FOLLOWING USCG INFORMATION IS
IMPORTANT TO YOUR SAFETY AND SAFE
OPERATION OF THE BOAT:
”THIS BOAT COMPLIES WITH U.S. COAST GUARD SAFETY
STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF CERTIFICATION WITH
THE EXCEPTION OF CERTAIN FUEL SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
ASSOCIATED WITH ITS FUEL INJECTED ENGINE AS AUTHORIZED
BY U.S. COAST GUARD GRANT OF EXEMPTION (CGB 09-003).
MAINTENANCE OF THE FUEL SYSTEM IN THIS BOAT SHOULD
BE PERFORMED ONLY BY EXPERIENCED TECHNICIANS USING
IDENTICAL FUEL SYSTEM COMPONENTS.”
“SERVICE OF THE ENGINE INSTALLED IN THIS BOAT REQUIRES
SPECIAL TOOLS, TRAINING AND GENUINE REPLACEMENT PARTS
WHICH ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FROM SKIER’S CHOICE, INC. THE
FUEL SYSTEM SHOULD BE SERVICED ONLY BY A SKIER’S CHOICE
TRAINED CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE
THE SYSTEM YOURSELF.”
Your boat contains a fuel system that is designed using current
fuel delivery technology. The common terminology for this
type of system is: Pump in Tank.
The system consists of a dual high pressure pump canister that
is mounted inside the fuel tank. On the top of the canister there
is a fuel pressure regulator. The engine’s fuel lines are connected
to the in tank fuel pump via a specially designed shielded,
flexible high pressure fuel hose. This hose is pressurized. This
system requires special tools and knowledge to service and
maintain and as such is not owner serviceable.
The fuel filter for the boat’s fuel delivery system is in the fuel
tank. This style filter system is considered a lifetime filter under
normal circumstances.
The pump in tank fuel delivery system uses the fuel to lubricate
and cool the fuel pumps. Running the pumps with very low
fuel levels or running the pumps without fuel in the tank can
induce air into the pumps which may shorten the fuel pump’s
longevity. This type of fuel pump damage is not warrantable.
On all V-Drive models, the fuel pump is located beneath the
floor in front of the rear seat. The pump may be accessed by
twisting and removing the access cover.
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OPTIONAL SWIVEL WAKEBOARD RACKS
OPTIONAL BIMINI TOP STYLES
The bimini top is designed as a sunshade. Please see the
mooring cover section for instructions on cleaning and caring
for your bimini top. When opening and latching the straps to
the eye hooks, twist the strap one to two times to prevent them
from vibrating in the wind.
DO NOT tow the boat above 45 MPH with the bimini top
open or the Z5 canvas on the frame. Damage to the canvas
may occur. This type of damage is not warrantable.
Wakeboard racks are a convenient way to transport and store
wakeboards while using your boat.
Check tightness of all mounting hardware before each
use.
DO NOT trailer the boat with wakeboards mounted in the
rack.
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Soft Side Cooler
Moomba offers an optional soft side cooler. The cooler
conveniently stores under the lounge seat and can be used in
or out of the boat.
Be sure to thoroughly dry your cooler after use to avoid mold
and mildew.
Optional Satellite Radio
Satellite Antenna
The optional satellite radio option is designed to give the user
music access anywhere they go in North America. The system is
a 100 channel system which is broken down into different music
types such as: oldies, hard rock, easy listening, alternative, 80’s,
jazz, big bands, etc. This system does have a minimal subscription
fee that must be paid annually to continue service. Please see
satellite radio owner’s manual for more information.
NOTE: Location of satellite antenna may vary.
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Digital Cruise Pro II
First Time Startup
When power is applied to the Digital Cruise Pro II, the Warning
and Shutdown lights illuminate and the Moomba logo
displays.
Once the engine has started, the Main Page view displays with
Water Temperature, Speed, Engine RPM, , and Engine Hours.
Pressing the right arrow (Soft Key 5) will display the Cruise
On/Off page:
Navigation and Keypad Functions
The keys on the keypad are as follows:
Setting the Cruise Speed
While on this screen, press the Soft Key 1 and the top of the
screen will read “Cruise On”. Use the up (Soft Key 2) and down
(Soft Key 4) arrows to adjust the Cruise Set Speed.
Pressing the right arrow will display the Ballast / Wakeplate
screen:
Pressing the right (Soft Key 5) arrow once more returns the
display to the Main Page.
Menu Screens
Pressing the Menu button (Soft Key 3) will display the Digital
Cruise Pro II’s menu:
Utilize the Soft Keys to:
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Go to the Home screen (Soft Key 1)
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Move the cursor down to the next selection (Soft Key 2)
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Enter the highlighted menu selection (Soft Key 3), and/or
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Move the cursor up to the previous selection (Soft Key 4).
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Engine Diagnostics
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The Engine Diagnostics screen will appear as follows:
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Utilize the Soft Keys to: (continued)
Adjusting the Paddlewheel Offset
Use the down arrow to highlight Paddlewheel Offset, and press
the Soft Key 3 quickly to increase the offset by 10ths. Holding
in the Soft Key 3 will increase the offset by whole numbers. The
Paddlewheel Offset range is -5.0 to 5.1.
Returning to the Main Menu
Use the down arrow to highlight Back (Main Menu) and press
the Soft Key 3.
Active Faults Display
Or
Stored Faults Display
Ballast Settings
The Ballast Settings screen will appear as follows:
To adjusts the Ballast Settings, highlight Ballast Times and press
the Soft Key 3. The following screen will appear:
Utilize the Soft Keys to:
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Display Active and Stored Faults (Soft Key 1)
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Display the previous fault (Soft Key 2)
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Return to the Menu page (Soft Key 3)
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Display the next fault (Soft Key 4), and/or
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Retrieve all faults (Soft Key 5).
User Settings
The User Settings screen will display as follows:
Adjusting the Ballast Time
Ensure the appropriate position is highlighted, and press
the minus (Soft Key 1) or the plus (Soft Key 5) to adjust
accordingly.
To return to the Ballast Menu, highlight that option and press
the Soft Key 3.
From the Ballast Menu screen, highlight Back (Main Menu) and
press the Soft Key 3.
System Information
The System Information screen will appear as follows:
Adjusting the Brightness
Ensure Brightness is highlighted and press the Soft Key 3 until
the desired Brightness of the screen appears. Once the status
bar reaches the end, Soft Key 3 will make the bar start at the
beginning and increment with repeated Soft Key 3 presses.
Adjusting the Contrast
Use the down arrow to highlight Contrast, and press the Soft
Key 3 until the desired Contrast of the screen appears. Once
the status bar reaches the end, Soft Key 3 will make the bar
start at the beginning and increment with repeated Soft Key
3 presses.
Changing the Units
Use the down arrow to highlight Units, and press the Soft Key
3 to toggle between Metric and US Std.
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Pressing any Soft Key will return to the Menu page.
Night/Day
This setting simply turns off the backlighting for use in
the daytime, and turns on the backlighting for use during
nighttime.
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Optional Tower Speakers
The optional tower speakers are an additional set of speakers
designed to allow the rider to be able to hear the music. The
tower speakers require the addition of an amplifier to power
the speakers.
Some lakes have noise restriction ordinances. The use of
tower speakers may not be allowed in your area. Please
check all applicable laws in your area regarding noise level
restrictions.
Optional Subwoofer
The optional sub-woofer is designed to increase the sound level
of the bass notes. The optional amplifier powers the sub-woofer.
The bass level can be adjusted on the amplifier. Please see stereo
amplifier owner’s manual for more information.
Optional Fresh Water Cooling System
The optional fresh water cooling system has a heat exchanger
which allows the engine to have an antifreeze mixture which
circulates in the engine. For more information, see your engine
owner’s manual.
Optional Fresh Water Flush
The optional Fresh Water Flush kit is a valve specifically designed
to allow you to attach a garden hose to your engine water intake
to flush brackish or salt water out of your engine. To use the
Fresh Water Flush, simply attach a garden hose to the valve. Turn
on the water to the valve. Start the engine. Monitor the exhaust
ports on the transom of your boat and engine temperature
gauge. Water should come out of the exhaust ports while the
engine is running. It is recommended that you run the engine
at a low RPM while flushing, since the engine’s raw water pump
at higher RPMs can pump more water than the garden hose can
supply. If you have questions on the operation of your Fresh
Water Flush kit, consult your Moomba Dealer.
Optional Walk-Through Curtain
Some Moomba models offer an optional Walk-Through Curtain
that snaps into the front walk-through to help prevent cool air
from flowing into the cockpit area.
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Optional Stereo Amp
Optional Tonneau Cover
The optional tonneau cover is designed to snap over the bow
of the boat. Its purpose is to minimize air flow into the cockpit
area when the boat is in use and as a storage cover when used
in combination with the optional cockpit cover.
The stereo amplifier is an optional piece of stereo equipment
that is designed to increase the wattage of the signal going to
the speakers while minimizing distortion of this signal. Please
see stereo amplifier owner’s manual for more information.
Using a stereo amplifier without boat engine running may
drain the battery to the point where the boat will not restart.
This condition may happen very quickly, depending on the
size of the battery!
It is illegal to wakeboard, ski, tube, etc., after sunset and
before sunrise in most states. It has been outlawed because
it is dangerous. Tower lights do not make these activities
legal or safe.
DO NOT trailer the boat with the tonneau cover installed.
The tonneau cover is not designed as a trailer cover and
may come unsnapped or rip. This type of damage IS NOT
covered by your boat warranty!
Optional Cockpit Cover
The optional cockpit cover is a snap down storage cover
designed to help protect the interior of your boat. To install the
cover, start at the windshield and work towards the transom. Be
sure to install the cover poles to prevent water pocketing.
DO NOT trailer the boat with the cockpit cover installed.
The cockpit cover IS NOT designed as a trailer cover and
may come unsnapped or rip. This type of damage IS NOT
covered by your boat warranty!
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Optional Transom Mount Stereo Remote
Optional Automatic Fire Suppression System
The optional transom mounted stereo remote allows the stereo
to be controlled from the rear of the boat.
Keep away from rear of boat while the
engine is running. Do not be on or about the swim platform
while the engine is running or the boat is in motion.
The optional Automatic Fire Suppression System has a sensor
in the engine compartment that is designed to detect a fire.
Under normal conditions, the dash area warning light will glow
green when the ignition is “ON”. If the engine compartment
sensor is activated by a fire, it will deploy the content of it’s fire
extinguisher and the dash mounted warning light will turn
red.
Optional Docking Lights
Optional Bow Filler Cushion
The optional docking lights are designed to help you dock, load
and unload your boat in low light or at night.
NOTE: Docking lights are not to be used as running lights at
night. USCG regulations mandate that a boat under power
after sunset must display a 360 degree white light and a
red/green bow light.
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The optional bow filler cushion is a cushion designed to fit in
the bow of the boat. It fits between the port and starboard bow
cushions and makes the bow area a solid cushion.
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Optional Boat Heater
Optional Engine Water Strainer
The optional engine water strainer is a filter for the engine
cooling water. It is recommended for boats that are going to
be operated in weedy conditions or other areas where debris
could clog the engine. It consists of a stainless steel mesh filter
inside a clear cup. It is located between the water intake on the
bottom of the boat and the engine’s raw water pump. It should
be checked periodically for debris as conditions dictate. To
remove debris, unscrew the clear sight cup, remove the o-ring
and stainless steel filter mesh and proceed to rinse out the cup.
Be sure to reinstall the filter mesh and o-ring before reattaching
the sight cup to the inlet.
The boat heater is a forced air heater that uses hot engine water
as a heat source. To use the heater, simply turn the heater switch
to the selected fan speed. In order for the heater to work, the
engine must be at operating temperature. One of the features
of the heater are the snorkel vents, which can be pulled out to
direct heat to specific areas.
NOTE: Location may vary by model.
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Single Battery (Standard) Hookup
Engine
Dash Power
The standard battery hookup is very similar to an automotive
application. There is one red battery cable that connects to the
positive (+) battery terminal and one black cable that connects
to the negative (-) battery terminal. The positive cable from
the battery goes to a power switch which allows you to turn
power on or off to the dash components and engine. The
stereo memory and bilge pump power will not be terminated
by selecting the off position on the battery switch.
Bilge Pump (3 amp)
Off
Stereo Memory
(15 amp)
On
B attery 1
Caution! - Do not turn the selector switch to the “Off” position
when the motor is running. The alternator will be permanently
damaged and is not covered under Skier’s Choice or Indmar
warranty.
Note: It is recommended that you fully recharge your batteries
using a battery charger periodically or after a period of high
discharge (running many accessories for an extended period
of time).
50 amp Breaker
Dual Battery (Option) Hookup
Dash Power
50 amp Breaker
Bilge Pump (3 amp)
Off
1
Stereo Memory
(15 amp)
2
1&2
B attery 2
To properly hook up the two batteries;
1.Connect the grounding strap provided from the negative
(-) post on Battery 1 to the negative (-) post on Battery 2.
2.Connect the negative (-) cable from the grounding buss
bar to the negative (-) post on Battery 1.
3.Connect the negative (-) cable from the engine to the
negative (-) post on Battery 1.
4.Connect the positive cable from the left side of the battery
switch to the positive (+) post on Battery 1.
5.Connect the positive cable from the bottom of the switch
to the positive (+) post Battery 2.
Battery 1 is designated as the primary battery and Battery 2
is designated as the secondary battery.
Engine
B attery 1
The optional dual battery setup is designed to create a
redundant system allowing the user to have a back up
battery. The switch must be used in the “1” or “2” position
to create the redundancy.
The battery selector switch has four positions; Off, 1, 2,
1&2.
• The “Off” position cuts all power to the boat except to the
bilge pump and stereo memory.
• Position “1” only allows power to be drawn from or charged to Battery 1.
• Position “2” only allows power to be drawn from or charged to Battery 2.
• Position “1&2” allows power to be drawn from or charged to both batteries.
Caution! - Do not turn the selector switch to the “Off” position when the motor is running. The alternator will be permanently
damaged and is not covered under Skier’s Choice or Indmar warranty.
It is highly recommended that Position “1” be used in most situations so the secondary battery will be available to start the engine
from Battery 2 (secondary) if necessary.
Be aware that if position “1&2” is selected, both batteries will drain power at the same time and could leave you stranded due to
weak batteries.
Note: It is recommended that you fully recharge your batteries using a battery charger periodically or after a period of high
discharge (running many accessories for an extended period of time).
Note: Skier’s Choice highly recommends using quality “Dual Purpose” batteries.
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Section X
Service & Maintenance
The illustration above denotes the areas which may need to be accessed or may require cleaning or maintenance. It is
important to have a basic understanding of the parts and their locations on the boat. However, it is recommended that any
service beyond routine maintenance be performed by an authorized Moomba dealer.
Service & Maintenance
For your convenience a maintenance chart has been included in this manual. The chart indicates when to perform safety
checks, lubrication, and general service to the boat. Engine hours or elapsed time determine when service is necessary.
It is recommended that any replacement parts used during maintenance or for repair be supplied by an authorized Moomba
dealer.
NOTE: You are responsible for keeping records of all maintenance on your boat. To maintain your new boat warranty,
you may be asked to show that required maintenance was performed.
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Maintenance Intervals @ Engine Hours
Maintenance To Perform
Change Engine Oil
Replace Oil Filter
Clean Oil Filler Cap
Check Transmission Fluid Level
Change Transmission Fluid
Check Water Strainer (if applicable)*
Clean Flame Arrestor
Clean Crankcase Ventilating System
Check Water Pump & Alternator Belt Tension
Check Fuel Lines & Connections for Leaks
Impeller Replacement
Clean Transmission Oil Strainer Screen
Lubricate Distributor Cam
Check Condition of Spark Plugs
Check Battery Electrolyte Level
Check All Electrical Connections
Check Cooling System Hoses for Leaks
Tighten Engine Mount Fasteners
Lubricate Shift Linkage Pivot Points
Check for Loose, Damaged or Missing Parts
Check Engine to Propeller Shaft Alignment
Check V-Drive Fluid Level**
Change V-Drive & Transmission Fluid**
Weekly
1st 25
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* If engine overheats, visually check. If clogged, remove debris.
** Pertains to V-Drives only.
This inspection and maintenance schedule is recommended for average operating conditions in normal service.
Under severe operating conditions or service, intervals should be shortened.
Cooling Systems
Fresh Water Cooling System
The standard cooling system for Moomba boats is an open
circulating cooling system with water intake. This is preferred
for lakes and reservoirs with low salt content. If the engine
is occasionally operated in salt water, the cooling system
should be flushed with fresh water periodically and always
before storage. If your boat is regularly operated in salt
water, it should be equipped with the optional salt water
package.
Body Lubrication
Normal use of your Moomba causes metal to metal movement
at some parts in the boat. The driver seat track should be
lubricated with a water resistant chassis lubricant such as
silicon grease.
Salt Water Cooling System
The optional cooling system for use on salt water is a closed
system with a solution of 50% antifreeze and 50% fresh
water. The coolant is left in the closed system and replaced
once a year.
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V-Drive Remote Oil Filter
Dipstick
In the V-drive engine configuration the remote oil filter is
mounted in a convenient spot in the engine compartment.
Optional 345 Oil/Air Separator
The 2014 model Assault 345 engines are equipped with an oil/
air separator so residual oil in the crankcase vapors is collected
rather than being sucked back into the engine and burned. The
oil/air separator must be drained periodically to make sure it
does not overflow and spill oil on the engine. Drain the oil from
the separator into a clean container and pour it back into the
engine through the oil fill cap. Check for oil in the separator
weekly under normal use. You may need to check more often
if the boat is used primarily for wake surfing.
If the oil pressure indication is too high or too low, stop the
engine immediately and check the oil level on the dipstick.
NOTE: The oil pressure varies with engine temperature
and speed. If oil pressure does not increase when throttle
is increased, shut off the engine immediately.
Continued operation while oil level is incorrect or without
pressure may result in serious engine damage. Report any
problem to your dealer as soon as possible, and do not
operate engine until corrected.
Engine Oil Specifications
The engine crankcase oil should be selected to deliver the
highest performance for your operating conditions and climate.
In general, engine oils with lower viscosity ratings are used when
outdoor temperature remains low. Oils with higher viscosity are
used when outdoor temperature is warmer and when higher
performance is expected from the engine.
Indmar recommends 15W-40 Pennzoil Marine in their engines.
If not available, use a 15W40 motor oil with an A.P.I. classification
rating of SL/SJ/CI4/CH4/CG4 or equivalent. Synthetic oils are
not recommended until after the engine has been run for 100
hours.
Refer to Engine Manual for more information. For filter
and capacity information, see the Engine Data table in this
manual.
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Transmission
V-Drive
Transmission fluid level should be checked regularly (such as
every ten engine hours) and fluid added if necessary.
Maintain fluid level as follows:
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Boat must be at rest.
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Engine should be at operating temperature, but turned off
while checking level.
•
Remove transmission fluid dipstick.
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Wipe fluid clean from dipstick and replace.
•
Remove dipstick and note level indicated by the upper and
lower marks.
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If required, add fluid to bring the level to the upper mark.
Maintaining Fluid Level
Dripless Shaft Seal
Use only Dextron III transmission fluid in transmissions with 1:1
drive train. To check fluid level, refer to Engine Manual.
Your Moomba comes standard with a dripless shaft seal. If any
seepage occurs, contact your dealer.
Change Frequency:
Change transmission fluid every year (refer to Engine
Manual).
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V-Drive Location
The fluid level can be checked by using the oil level dipstick, which is located
on top of the V-Drive transmission. This unit’s located under the center cushion
of the rear seat. Pull out the cushion to access the transmission.
V-Drive Fluid Check
Maintaining Fluid Level
V-Drive oil level should be checked regularly (such as every ten
engine hours) and fluid added if necessary.
Maintain fluid level as follows:
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Boat must be at rest.
•
Engine should be at operating temperature, but turned off
while checking level.
•
Remove V-Drive Unit dipstick.
•
Wipe fluid clean from dipstick and replace.
•
Remove dipstick and note level indicated by the upper and
lower marks.
•
If required, add fluid to bring the level to the upper mark.
Propeller Warning
Pull the V-Drive Oil Level dipstick to check the fluid level. If the
level is low, add fluid to the correct mark on the dip stick. Use
SAE 15W-40 motor oil.
NOTE: Only a trained and qualified technician should
perform the oil change on your V-Drive unit.
Change Frequency
The oil should be changed in the V-Drive transmission after the
first 100 hours of operation, then each year at the end of your
boating season.
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Moving propeller will cause injury. Propeller may rotate
with boat in neutral. Shut off the engine when people are
on the platform or in the water near the platform to avoid
injury from the prop rotation.
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Battery Cable Installation & Precautions
Hydrogen and oxygen gases are produced during normal
battery operation and charging. Sparks or flames near the
battery vent openings can cause the mixture to ignite and
explode.
Your battery is an important part of your boat. It provides
all of the power to start your boat and also allows all of your
electrical components to work, even if the motor is not
running (bilge pump, blower, stereo, etc.).
Because of it’s important role, Moomba recommends using
a good quality “Marine Dual Purpose” battery. The “Dual
Purpose” rating means that it can provide the cranking
Amps needed to start your motor and also has an Amp
hour discharge rating so it can handle low electrical draw
-down cycle.
Sulfuric acid in the battery can cause serious burns. If spilled
on skin or in the eyes, flush with clean water immediately,
then seek medical attention.
Your Moomba electrical system is negative ground. The
negative battery cable is grounded on the engine block. The
positive battery cable is connected to the starter solenoid.
Connect the positive (+) battery cable to the positive (+) post
on the battery. Connect the negative (-) battery cable to the
negative (-) post on the battery.
Failure to connect battery cables as outlined will damage
the system and void the warranty.
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Section XI
Cleaning, Care & Storage
Fiberglass Care
Rub Rail Care
Washing and waxing the boat hull and deck regularly will extend
the life and beauty of your Moomba. It is a good routine to rinse
your boat with fresh water after each day’s use.
It is recommended that the hull and deck be cleaned and waxed
after every 50 hours of use. This will decrease water friction and
lessen the potential for staining or spotting on the gel coat
surface.
When the original gel coat shine cannot be restored by waxing,
the shine may be restored by hand buffing with a commercial
polishing compound . Be sure to apply a new coat of wax
containing Carnauba over the area that has been polished.
IMPORTANT: Porcelain cleaning powders are too abrasive
for use on gel coat and may cause permanent discoloration
if used. Household detergents containing ammonia or
chlorine should not be used on gel coat. Never use acetone
or ketone solvents to clean your boat finish.
Use a sponge or other soft material to wash and wax the rub
rail.
To wax, use a commercial automotive bumper wax.
NOTE: When tying up to a dock or another boat, always use
cushioned fenders (dock bumpers) to protect your boat
from hard surfaces.
Washing Your Moomba
Windshield Care
The easiest way to preserve the beauty of your boat is to keep
it clean by frequent washing. Wash the boat with luke warm
or cold water. Wipe the boat down immediately after washing
to avoid water spots. Avoid using hot water or washing your
boat in direct sunlight. Avoid using strong soaps or chemical
detergents. To avoid spotting, all cleaning agents should be
thoroughly rinsed from the surface promptly and not allowed
to dry on the finish.
Clean the windshield regularly to ensure that visibility is not
obstructed.
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Use a commercial glass cleaner to remove any spotting or
stubborn stains that develop on the windshield.
Never use abrasive cleaners on glass or plastic surfaces as they
may cause scratches.
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Upholstery Cleaning
Foreign Deposits
Tree sap, bird droppings, airborne chemicals, petroleum
products and other foreign matter may damage the gel coat
surface if not removed promptly (See Washing Instructions).
Boat Hull Protection
If your Moomba is to remain in the water for an extended
period, the hull below the water line should be painted with
a marine bottom paint. Boats left in the water for extended
periods of time without bottom paint may experience blistering
or discolorization. This type of damage is not covered by your
boat’s warranty.
All upholstery items on your boat are made of tough marine
grade vinyl that is easily cleaned with a mild detergent.
Strong detergents and cleaners may shorten the life
of the vinyl. PLEASE SEE VINYL MANUFACTURER’S
RECOMMENDED CARE GUIDE INCLUDED IN YOUR OWNER’S
PACKAGE.
Drying Upholstery
Damage caused by improper care, cleaning agents,
conditioner oils, waxes, gasoline, etc., IS NOT covered under
your boat’s warranty. Use only the recommended vinyl
cleaner as listed on the Vinyl Care Instruction Sheet.
Please refer to www.spradlingvinyl.com for more information
regarding vinyl care.
Wet Slipping Boats
• In the event of large storms, boats in wet slips are more
likely to be damaged.
• If you do not use the boat often, the battery can go dead
from pumping out water.
• The boat may develop organic growth which can greatly
reduce performance, attack and discolor the gelcoat.*
• The boat may develop osmotic blisters.*
• The boat may get a stain line which cannot be
removed.*
* Painting the area below the waterline of the boat with Pettit or Interlux products
will reduce the likelihood of these last three.
It is important to provide for the drying of all upholstery and
carpet after each use of the boat. Open all storage compartments
and slide all removable cushions out about an inch to allow air
to circulate behind.
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Section XII
Winterization & Dry Storage
Winterization
Summerization
When the boating and ski season comes to a close, it is important
to have your boat professionally winterized.
Before using the boat after it has been in dry storage requires
some special treatment. Moomba recommends having your
boat professionally summerized, preferably by the same facility
that prepped it for storage. They will be familiar with what items
were done in the fall and what items need to be addressed in
the spring.
If your boat is exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees F (0
degrees C), it is possible for water in the engine, ballast system,
heater core, etc., to freeze. As this water freezes, it expands and
can crack pumps, valves, heat exchangers, engine blocks, etc.
This type of damage usually requires the replacement of the
cracked item and can be very expensive to repair.
In addition to having your boat professionally summerized,
the following list of tasks should be done to ensure a
successful start to your boating season.
It is extremely important to follow the proper winterizing
procedure. The engine must be correctly winterized for
safe storage in your climate. This should be done by a
professional. Your Moomba dealer will know exactly what
must be done to ensure the longest possible life for your
boat.
In addition to having your boat professionally winterized,
the following tasks should be done to protect your boat
during storage:
•
Remove the center drain plug from the boat.
•
Thoroughly clean the boat inside and out. Inspect the hull
for any residue or algae growth and remove if required.
•
Clean the bilge area thoroughly and operate the bilge pump
to remove any water from the bilge hose.
•
Remove all seat cushions and open all storage areas to allow
air circulation in the boat interior.
•
When thoroughly dry, replace cushions and close storage
areas.
•
Top off fuel tank to prevent any condensation from
accumulating in the fuel system. Use a commercially available
fuel stabilizer to remove water and prevent gumming.
•
If the boat is stored on its trailer, ensure that the boat is
properly positioned. If possible, lift the tongue so that the
bow is slightly raised to promote drainage from the drain
hole.
•
Install the canvas cover and secure the straps in accordance
with cover instructions.
When launching the boat for the first time of the season, carefully
watch all gauges to ensure that the boat is not overheating, the
alternator is charging and the engine has proper oil pressure.
NOTE: During the winter months, water is a boat’s
worst enemy. Always store the boat when the interior is
completely dry. Periodically check on the condition of the
stored boat.
Damage due to improper winterization IS NOT covered
under your boat’s warranty.
E-10 fuels require fuel stabilizers that are specifically
designed for E-10 fuels to help prevent moisture absorbtion,
phase separation and gasoline stabilization.
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Hoisting
CORRECT HOISTING
If the boat ever needs to be hoisted, special attention should
be given to the following recommendations:
•
Hoist the boat using a horizontal lifting bar only.
•
Never attempt to lift the boat by means of a cable sling from
bow to stern lifting eyes.
•
Hoist operator should slowly and smoothly lift the boat
without jerking to avoid damage to the lifting eyes.
•
Use a clevis inserted through the lifting eye since a hook may
damage the lifting eye edges.
CORRECT HOISTING
INCORRECT HOISTING
Use only a proper sized sling in the designated lifting rings
to hoist the boat.
DO NOT use the ski pylon to hoist the boat.
Incorrect hoisting may invalidate the warranty on the
boat.
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NOTE: For boat houses or other applications where the
boat will be lifted and held in that position, Moomba
recommends using a cradle. The bunk configuration should
mimic the trailer.
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Section XIII
Technical Information
Battery Specifications
Identification Number
A good Quality Marine Dual Purpose Battery is
recommended.
The hull identification number is located on the upper right
hand side of the transom below the rub rail.
Hydrogen and oxygen gases are produced during normal
battery operation or charging. Sparks or flames can cause
this mixture to ignite and explode if it comes near the vent
openings. Sulfuric acid in the battery can cause serious
burns if spilled on skin or in eyes. Flush with clear water
immediately!
2014 Moomba Engine Specifications
Engine Model
Fuel Delivery:
Induction System:
Horsepower:
Displacement:
Bore (in):
Stroke (in):
Compression Ratio:
Electrical System:
Ignition Type:
Thermostat:
Firing Order:
Oil Filter:
Oil Capacity
(approx):
Oil Type:
Spark Plugs:
Gap (in):
RPM Range @
WOT:
Fuel Type:
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Indmar Assault 330
Multi Port Injection
Naturally Aspirated
330 HP
350 CI (5.7L)
4
3.48
9.4:1
12V Negative Ground
Electronic Distributor
162 Degrees F
1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
Pennzoil PZ-52
345 Surf
Multi Port Injection
Naturally Aspirated
345 HP
350 CI (5.7L)
4
3.48
9.4:1
12V Negative Ground
Electronic Distributor
162 Degrees F
1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
Pennzoil PZ-52
LS3 450
Multi Port Injection
Naturally Aspirated
450 HP
376 CI (6.2L)
4.065
3.622
10.5:1
12V Negative Ground
Distributorless
162 Degrees F
1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3
Pennzoil PZ-167
5.5 Quarts
Pennzoil 15W40
Marine
AC 41-101
0.04
7.0 Quarts
Pennzoil 15W40
Marine
AC 41-101
0.04
6.0 Quarts
Mobil 1 5W30
Synthetic
AC 41-110
0.04
4400-4800
89 Octane - Unleaded
4600-5200
89 Octane - Unleaded
5200-5600
91 Octane - Unleaded
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Fuse Panel - Under Dash
Main Dash Power-Circuit Breaker
20
20
20
NA
20
40
NA
20
20
NA
5
200
100
30
40
20 x 2
30
30 x 3
50
10
3
4
5
5
10
15
10
4
15
Location
On Engine at
Transmission
ATM
ATM
ATM
Relay
ATM
MAX
Relay
ATM
ATM
Relay
ATM
ANL
MAX
MAX
MAX
ATO
ATO
ATO
Breaker
Breaker
Breaker
Breaker
Blank
Breaker
Breaker
Breaker
Breaker
Breaker
Breaker
Breaker
Blank
Bulbs
Type
Size
Bow Light.......... Sealed ...... (See Dealer)
Courtesy Light .. Sealed ...... (See Dealer)
Docking............. MR16H41................5W
Gauges.............. 161.........................12V
Pole Light.......... 906.........................12V
Tower Light....... 906.........................12V
Battery
Storage
ECM
Fuel Pump
Fuel Pump 2
Fuel Pump Relay
Helm
Main
Power Relay
PTR
Starter
Starter Relay
VSW
Main Buss Bar
Amp Harness (5 Channel)
Amp Harness (4 Channel)
Amp Harness (2 Channel)
Amp Fuses (back of amp)2 CH
Amp Fuses (back of amp) 4 CH
Amp Fuses (back of amp) 5 CH
Main Dash Breaker
Ignition
Bilge Pump
Blower
Acc 3
Nav/Anc Lights
Courtesy Lights
Acc 1
Acc 2
Stereo
Horn
12V Receptacle
Acc 4
Under Dash
Breaker Panel
Battery
Storage
Fuse Block
2014 Moomba Electrical Replacements
Breakers, Fuses, & Relays
Type
Size (amps)
Fuse Panel - Battery Connection
Fuse Panel - Back of Engine
Ballast Power-Port Side Engine Wall
The power to the dash circuit is protected by a circuit breaker that
is located in the observer seat storage area near the battery.
To turn off the power to the dash, manually press the red button
and the circuit breaker reset lever will flip down and the power
to the dash circuit will be shut off. To reset the breaker, push the
reset lever back up.
If all of the dash switches fail to work, reset the main dash powercircuit breaker.
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Section XIV
Trailering Your Boat
Connecting the Trailer
Trailer & Towing
The trailer supplied with your Moomba model was designed
especially for the boat with your convenience in mind. Please be
sure that you have an appropriate tow vehicle before attempting
to trailer your boat. Your vehicle must be capable of towing 3,500
— 6,000 lbs., depending on the model.
When connecting the trailer to your tow vehicle, use the
following procedure:
Read the trailer towing section of your vehicle owner’s manual
before towing your trailer.
2. Press down on the latch until it locks on the ball with a
“click.”
All Moomba trailers require a 2” ball and a five (5) pin marine
grade trailer wiring connector. The standard height from the
ground to the top of the hitch ball should be about 20 inches.
With the trailer attached to the tow vehicle, the trailer should
stand level.
3. Insert the locking pin into the tongue. Lock pin hole is on
the side of the tongue.
Trailer Plug Wire Schematic
White: Ground
Green: Right Turn/Brake
Yellow: Left Turn/Brake
Brown: Running Lights
Blue: Reverse Lights
NOTE: Moomba trailers feature disk brakes. The fifth wire (blue)
on the wire connector needs to be connected to your vehicle’s
reverse lights to be operative. This wire (blue) provides power
to a solenoid which deactivates the brakes while in reverse.
You may still tow your trailer without the blue wire connected,
however, you may experience difficulty backing the trailer.
1. Raise the tongue with the trailer jack, position the trailer
tongue directly over the 2” ball, and lower the jack until the
tongue goes all the way down over the ball.
NOTE: If your hitch ball has an excessive flat spot on top, the
latch may not engage properly. If the latch does not catch, check
with your dealer or hitch installer before trailering.
4. When all weight is off the trailer jack, pull the jack lock pin
and rotate the jack to the horizontal position and re-lock
the pin.
5. Attach the safety cables to the tow vehicle hitch. Cross the
cables and wrap them around each other once or possibly
twice allowing just enough slack to permit tight turns of the
vehicle and trailer.
6. Plug the trailer lights connector to the vehicle harness.
7. Clip the brake lockout cable to the vehicle hitch.
BEFORE USE, READ ALL INFORMATION SUPPLIED WITH THE TRAILER BY THE MANUFACTURER.
The following guidelines will prolong the life of the boat and trailer:
1. Always secure the boat to the trailer with tie-downs. Do not place straps around fenders or lights.
2. Always verify that the winch hook is securely in the bow eye, the strap is tight and the winch handle locked in place before
trailering.
3. Check the recommended pressure displayed on the side of the tires and assure that it is maintained.
4. Under-inflated tires could cause trailer sway and excessive tire wear.
5. Verify that the trailer hitch on the tow vehicle is the proper class and size to support the tongue weight and the trailer
load.
6. Check wheel bearing lube.
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Unloading Procedure
Loading Procedure
NOTE: DO NOT attempt to use excessive power to free the
boat from dry carpet runners. Power off of the trailer only
when the boat has floated free.
To re-trailer the boat, position the trailer in the water with
approximately 1 inch of the top of the fender showing as in
step 3. UNLOADING.
If the trailer is not submerged to the correct depth, the
bow of the boat could drop when powering off incorrectly,
possibly damaging the boat.
NOTE: Before operating your Moomba, refer to the Daily
Check List and the Boatman’s Check List.
Idle/coast the boat onto the trailer using as little power as
possible keeping it centered between the guide poles.
NOTE: DO NOT Power onto the trailer during rough
conditions.
When correctly positioned on the trailer turn off ignition. Use the
Hook and Trailer Winch to pull the boat up to the Roller Stop.
To unload the boat use the following procedure as a guide:
1. Make sure that all drain plugs are securely in place.
2. Unplug light cord before backing into the water.
3. With Bow Eye Hook fastened, back the trailer until the water
level is approximately one inch below the top of the trailer
fenders.
The trailer must be positioned for the correct water depth
for loading or you may damage the boat. Varying ramp
angles require different procedures. In general, the steeper
the ramp, the more shallow the trailer should be positioned
in the water. Your local dealer can help you understand this,
should you require additional assistance.
NOTE: Ramp slopes vary, so actual level of water on trailer
may be different.
Make sure that the engine water intake is fully
submerged.
4. Follow the cold start procedure recommended in this
manual.
5. After starting engine, unlatch Bow Eye Hook to ensure the
boat will release from the trailer.
6. With engine idling, center the steering wheel, engage the
transmission into reverse (pull back on lever,) then ease back
on the throttle.
NOTE: Because your Moomba is a direct drive inboard,
when backing the stern will have a tendency to drift left
or right depending on propeller rotation. This condition
will self-correct as the rudder reaches control speed.
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Trailer Alignment
CORRECT ALIGNMENT
When pulling the boat onto the trailer, be sure that it is centered
on the trailer.
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INCORRECT ALIGNMENT
The distance between the boat and the wheel runner board
should be about equal on both sides.
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Trailer Basics
See Trailer Owner’s Manual for additional product information,
safety information and warnings.
Swing-Away Tongue
Tandem Axle
With the swing tongue, you can shorten the trailer length for
storage by pulling the pin and swinging the tongue away to
the side.
DO NOT tow trailer without latch pin installed.
Some models come standard with a tandem axle trailer and
with some it is an option.
Second Axle Disc Brakes
Always install safety clip on end of latch pin.
Surge Brakes Fluid Reservoir
The standard second axle disk brakes give the trailer more
stopping power.
LED Package
To check brake fluid, twist black cap and remove. Pry rubber
plug out of reservoir. Follow instructions printed on plug. Use
DOT 3 Brake Fluid.
Vault Bearings
The standard LED lighting package replaces the traditional
trailer lights with LED lights. The LED lights are brighter than
the traditional lights.
NOTE: Vehicles with trailer light monitors may not function
properly with LED lights due to the low resistance of the LED
lights. Aftermarket resistor packages are available which
allow the monitors to work properly.
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Your trailer features Vault bearings. See trailer owner’s manual
for more information.
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Optional Aluminum Step Plate
Optional Aluminum Wheels
The optional aluminum step plate gives the trailer a durable
long-lasting, nonskid surface on the trailer steps.
The optional aluminum wheels are a trailer grade wheel. They
are a great way to dress up your trailer.
Optional Laser Cut Steps
Optional 18” Aluminum Wheels
The optional laser cut steps are backlit so they illuminate when
the trailer’s running lights are illuminated.
Optional Spare Tire Bracket
The optional 18” aluminum wheels are a trailer grade wheel.
They are a great way to dress up your trailer.
Optional Heavy Duty Trailer Jack
The optional spare tire bracket allows you to conveniently carry
a spare tire.
The optional heavy duty trailer jack is a great way to dress up
your trailer.
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NOTES:
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Section XV
Moomba Warranty
Moomba Limited Warranty
Taking care of our product after it becomes yours has always
been “standard policy” at Skier’s Choice, Inc., the proud
manufacturer of the Moomba line of boats. And to further prove
our point, we offer the following limited warranty.
Terms of Warranty
During the applicable Warranty Period (as defined below),
Skier’s Choice, Inc. (“Skier’s Choice” or the “Company”) warrants
to the original retail purchaser (the “First Owner”) that the
components and parts manufactured by Skier’s Choice (the
“Covered Components”) of each new Skier’s Choice boat are free
from any defects in material and workmanship, under normal
use and when operated and maintained according to boat’s
instructions (“Normal Use and Operation”).
•
This Limited Warranty applies to all Covered Components
other than the deck, hull, floor and stringers for a period of
one year (the “One-Year Warranty Period”) from the original
date of purchase by the First Owner (the “Original Purchase
Date”). Exclusions do apply.
•
Skier’s Choice will supply replacement parts for Covered
components during the second year of ownership from the
original date of purchase by the First Owner (the “Original
Purchase Date”). Labor to replace covered components will
be the responsibility of the owner during the second year
of ownership.
•
This Limited Warranty applies to the deck, hull, floor
(excluding carpet) and stringers for the lifetime of the boat
(the “Lifetime Warranty Period”). Exclusions do apply.
•
This Limited Warranty applies to the gel coat for a period of
one year (The “One-Year Warranty Period”) from the original
date of purchase by the First Owner (The “Original Purchase
Date”). Exclusions do apply.
This Moomba Limited Warranty may be transferred to a
second owner for a period of five (5) years from the original
date of purchase. The remaining duration of the Moomba
limited warranty from the first owner’s original purchase date
is transferable. A nominal warranty transfer fee and a dealer
inspection are required. Boats that are damaged or have been
abused may not be eligible for the warranty transfer. Inspection
and Fee need to be completed within 14 days of the sale to
a subsequent owner or the boat will not be eligible for the
warranty to transfer.
Subject to the terms of this Limited Warranty, Skier’s Choice will
repair or replace, at its sole option, any Covered Component
which is returned during the applicable Warranty Period to the
Skier’s Choice factory or to any other Moomba authorized repair
facility (an “Authorized Moomba Facility”), provided that:
•
•
Only the Covered Components that are declared defective
upon examination by Skier’s Choice will be repaired or
replaced under this Limited Warranty;
Transportation of the boat, parts or components to and from
the Skier’s Choice factory or the Authorized Moomba Facility
must be prepaid by the owner;
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Notice of any claim under this Limited Warranty must be
provided to Skier’s Choice by the Authorized Moomba
Facility no later than sixty (60) days after the owner becomes
aware of the defect.
•
The boat was purchased at a dealership authorized by Skier’s
Choice, Inc. to distribute the product in the country in which
the sale occurred.
Notification of a claim or defect must be properly made directly
to an Authorized Moomba Facility, who subsequently must
submit the claim information to Skier’s Choice, Inc. at 1717
Henry G. Lane Street, Maryville, Tennessee 37801. Information
needed for processing a claim includes (1) Name and address
of the owner; (2) Serial number of the boat; (3) Original retail
purchase date; (4) Detailed explanation of the defect; and (5)
Estimated repair cost.
Note: Warranty repair or replacement cannot be made until
this information is approved by Skier’s Choice.
In case of defect of a Covered Component, Skier’s Choice will
use its reasonable best efforts to repair or replace the Covered
Component within ninety (90) days of receipt thereof at its
factory or an Authorized Moomba Facility. Any warranty on
replaced or repaired components pursuant to this Limited
Warranty shall remain in effect only for the remainder of the
original Warranty Period. The repair or replacement of Covered
Components will be made by Skier’s Choice without charge to
the owner for parts or labor. The replacement or repair of the
defective part or component as stated in this Limited Warranty
shall be the sole remedy of the owner and the sole liability of the
Company under this Warranty and any implied warranties.
There are no express or implied warranties on the parts and
components manufactured or sold by Skier’s Choice except as
set forth in this Limited Warranty.
Exclusions
Claims or assertions relating to the following are specifically
excluded from coverage under this Limited Warranty and Skier’s
Choice disclaims any liability or obligation with respect to the
following:
1. Defects in or damage caused by or relating to the engine
or any part thereof. (Note: The engine may be covered by
warranty of the engine manufacturer. Please see engine
manufacturer warranty for details.)
2. Defects in or damage caused by or relating to the trailer
or any part thereof. (Note: The trailer may be covered by
warranty of the trailer manufacturer. Please see trailer
manufacturer warranty for details.)
3. Covered Components of a boat that has been sold by the First
Owner and the warranty transfer was not completed.
4. Damage caused by, related to, or resulting from failure of
components or parts which are not manufactured by Skier’s
Choice, including but not limited to bilge pump failure.
5. The Limited Lifetime Warranty on the deck, hull, floor
(excluding carpet) and stringers does not include hardware
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OTHER LIMITATIONS
or other components fastened or adhered to the hull, deck,
floor or stringers.
6. Normal maintenance and upkeep relating to the boat or
any part thereof, including but not limited to, alignment,
adjustments, connectors, tune-ups and wear items, such
as, shaft packing, belts, hoses, filters, seals, gaskets, strut
bushing, etc.
7. Damage to or malfunction of a boat, or any component
thereof, resulting from owner use, lack of maintenance,
improper maintenance, impact, misuse, negligence, collision,
delay in repair, improper hoisting or cradling of the boat.
8. Any and all consequential damages including, but not
limited to, costs incurred for haul-out, launching, towing and
storage charges, telephone or rental charges of any type,
inconveniences, loss of use, or loss of time or income.
9. Equipment installed by anyone other than authorized factory
personnel at the Company’s production facility. Equipment
replaced at an Authorized Moomba Facility pursuant to
this warranty agreement remains under warranty until the
expiration of the Limited Warranty period.
10. Any boat which is: (a) used for rental or other commercial,
military or industrial purposes; (b) used in boat racing,
demonstrations, ski school, or similar events; (c) altered,
modified, repaired or replaced so as to increase the cubic
inch capacity or horsepower output of the engine and
boat as originally manufactured; (d) not properly stored or
maintained.
11. Any boat which is: (a) repossession from a retail customer; (b)
purchased at auction (bank auction, online auction, auction
house, etc.); (c) purchased from a salvage yard; (d) purchased
from an insurance company that obtained the product as a
result of an insurance claim.
12. Speeds, fuel consumption and other performance
characteristics because they are estimated and may vary.
13. Damage to or defects in paints, varnishes, gelcoat surfaces
and colors, finish distortions, chrome plated or anodized
finishes, floor covers and any other surface coatings.
1. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY LIMITS THE DURATION OF ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
TO THE PERIODS SPECIFIED HEREIN. Some states do not
allow limitations on how long an Implied Warranty lasts,
so this limitation may not apply to you.
2. THE REMEDIES OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AT THE
OPTION OF SKIER’S CHOICE, AS SET FORTH HEREIN, ARE
THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY.
SKIER’S CHOICE DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY
FOR COSTS OR CHARGES DERIVED FROM INCONVENIENCE
OF LOSS OF USE, COMMERCIAL OR MONETARY LOSS DUE
TO LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, OR ANY OTHER
CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
3. THIS WARRANTY IS IN PLACE OF ANY OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES.
4. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES TO THE FIRST OWNER. Unless
the warranty was properly transferred to a second
owner.
5. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM
STATE TO STATE.
6. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ANY
CONTRACTUAL LIABILITIES, INCLUDING PRODUCT
LIABILITIES.
7. THE DEALER IS NOT THE AGENT OF SKIER’S CHOICE AND
SKIER’S CHOICE DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE DEALER,
OR ANY OTHER PERSON, TO ASSUME ON BEHALF OF
SKIER’S CHOICE ANY LIABILITY OR EXPENSE INCURRED
IN THE COURSE OF REPAIRING ITS PRODUCTS OTHER
THAN THOSE EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY. THE DEALER MAY NOT EXTEND OR IN ANY
WAY CHANGE OR AMEND THIS LIMITED WARRANTY .
14. Gelcoat discoloration, blisters or bubbles, including, but not
limited, to those which may result from a boat being left in
the water for long periods of time.
15. Upholstery cracks, mildew, stains or tears resulting from
owner use, lack of maintenance, improper maintenance,
impact, misuse, negligence, delay in repair, use of improper
cleaners or conditioners.
16. Gelcoat limited warranty is not transferable to second owner
and its duration is limited to one (1) year from the original
purchase date.
17. Any boat purchased from a dealer in another country, where
the primary use of the boat will require the boat to cross
an international border, except to the extent otherwise
expressly provided in a separate written agreement between
the First Owner and Skier’s Choice.
18. Skier’s Choice reserves the right to improve its products
through changes in design or material without being
obligated to incorporate such changes in products of prior
manufacture.
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Owner’s Responsibility
1. Before operating your Moomba, it is necessary to read
and fully understand this Owner’s Manual and all other
information delivered with the boat.
2. It is the owner’s responsibility to take the boat to an
authorized Moomba dealer to obtain warranty service.
3. It is the owner’s responsibility to properly operate and
maintain the boat in accordance with this manual and all
other information delivered with the boat.
4. The owner should keep maintenance records should it be
necessary to show that required maintenance has been
performed on the boat.
Dealer’s Responsibility
1. The Dealer should provide the buyer with an adequate
orientation in the general operation of the boat and review
all systems and accessories included with the boat.
Customer Assistance
The staff at Skier’s Choice, Inc. is concerned with your complete
satisfaction. This includes the prompt resolution of any problems
that may arise during the warranty period. Normally, problems
encountered may be efficiently and effectively resolved by your
Moomba Dealer. However, if a problem cannot be handled by
the Dealer or if a solution is not satisfactory to you as an Owner,
please follow these steps to get the matter resolved:
Step One
Discuss the problem with a member of your Moomba Dealer’s
management staff. It is most likely that the problem will be
resolved at this level.
Step Two
If the Dealer management does not resolve the problem to
your satisfaction, please have the problem and all action taken,
documented by the Dealer, then contact the factory Customer
Service Representative at Skier’s Choice, Inc.
Skier’s Choice, Inc.
1717 Henry G. Lane Street
Maryville, TN 37801
Tel: (865) 983-9924
Fax: (865) 983-9950
2. The Dealer should deliver a complete owner’s manual packet
with the boat consisting of Owner’s Manual, Registration,
Engine Manual, Stereo Manual, Moomba Warranty and all
warranties for separately warranted items aboard the boat.
3. The Dealer should review all warranty information with the
buyer and assist in filling out warranty cards if necessary.
4. The Dealer should ensure that any information or obligation
from either Skier’s Choice, Inc. or from the dealership is clearly
understood by the buyer.
5. The Dealer should instruct the buyer in obtaining local
service and out-of-area service for a Moomba boat.
Describe the original problem in detail to the Customer
Service Representative. Be prepared to furnish appropriate
documentation and the reasons why service by the Dealer
was unsatisfactory. If further action is required to resolve the
problem, the Customer Service Representative will dictate the
appropriate action.
Step Three
Finally, if after following these steps and providing documentation
and after obtaining necessary authorization from the Customer
Service Representative to take additional action, the problem
is still not resolved to your satisfaction, the President of Skier’s
Choice, Inc. will personally review the problem and make a
determination concerning final resolution.
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Section XVI
Index
A
Accessory Power Switch
35-36
B
Battery & Cable Installation
Battery Box
Battery - (Optional Dual Hookup)
Battery Specifications
Ballast System (Optional)
Bilge Area Drain Plug
Bilge Pump Switch
Bimini Top (Optional)
Blower Switch
Boating Rules
Boating Safety
Boat Specifications
Bow Eye
Bow Filler Cushion (Optional)
Bow Light
Break-In
61, 68
50
61
73
39-42
27
35-36
53
35-36
17-19
5
21-22
48
59
47
23
C
Canvas Cover Cleaning Care
Cleats
Coast Guard Regulations
Cockpit Cover (Optional)
Cooler, Soft Side
Cooling Systems
Customer Assistance
D
Daily Checklist
Dealer’s Responsibilities
Depth Sounder
Digital Cruise Control
Drain Plug Bilge Area
Drain Plug Center-V-Drive
Drain Plug Rear
Driver’s Seat
E
24
69
47
15
58
54
57, 64
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Fiberglass Care
Filling Fuel Tank
Fire Extinguisher
Fire Suppression System
Fresh Water Flush
Foreign Material Deposits
Fuel
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Fuel Cap
Fuel Gauge
Fuel Information
Fuel Precautions
Fuel Tank Pump & Filter
Fuel Vent
28, 43
30, 51
51
28
52
51
G
Glove Box
45
H
Heater (Optional)
Hoisting
Horn
Hull Identification Number
Hull Protection
60
72
37
73
70
I
Ignition
Ignition Key
Instrument Panel & Controls
Introduction
37
43
29
3
J
K
L
4
83
32-33
34, 55-56
27
27
27
44
Electrical Replacements (Bulbs & Fuses & Locations)
Emergency Procedures
Engine Check Light
Engine Data
Engine Hour Gauge
Engine Hours
Engine Warm-Up
F
F (continued)
74
13
38
73
30
30
25
69
28
45
59
57
70
28
Lifting Rings
Lights, Courtesy
Lights, Docking
Lubrication - Body
48
51
59
64
M
Maintenance Chart
Maximum Capacities
Mirror
64
24
43
N
Navigation Lights
Neutral Lock Out (Transmission)
35-36
26
O
Oil/Air Separator
Oil Dipstick
Oil Level Check
Oil Pressure Gauge
Oil Specifications
Operating Instructions
65
65
65
31
65
23, 25
P
Pole Light Receptacle
Propeller
Propeller Precaution
47
49
44, 49, 67
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Index (continued)
P (continued) Pulley & Belt Warning
R
Rear Drain Plug
Rub Rail Care
44
27
69
S
Safety Lanyard/Engine Shut-Off
Safety Procedures
Satellite Radio (Optional)
Seat Adjustment
Seating Capacities
Service & Maintenance
Shaft - Dripless Seal
Ski Platform Brackets
Ski Pylon
Speedometer
Speed Calibration
Speedometer Paddle Wheel (Pickups)
Starting & Operation
Stern Light
Stereo
Stereo Switch
Stereo Remote - Transom (Optional)
Stereo Amp (Optional)
Subwoofer (Optional)
Summerization
Switch Panel-Outback V
Switch Panel-M Series
T
Tachometer
Technical Information
Temperature Gauge
Throttle Lever
Tilt Steering
Tonneau Cover (Optional)
Tower Pole Light
Tower Speakers (Optional)
Towers-Oz HD
Trailer
Boat Hook Up
Loading Procedure
Trailer Alignment
Unloading Procedure
Transmission
Fluid Level Check
Fluid Specifications
Transmission Lockout Button
Trim Switch & Gauge (Optional)
U
Upholstery Care
86
38
5-9
54
44
10
63
66
48
45
30
29
30
25
47
34
35-36
59
58
57
71
35
36
V
V-Drive
Change Frequency
Engine Compartment
Fluid Check
Maintaining Fluid Level
Location
Remote Oil Filter
Warning Light
Voltmeter
W
Wakeboard Racks (Optional)
Wakeplate
Walk-Thru Windshield
Warning Plates & Labels
Warning Light
Warranty Information
Washing Boat
Watersports Responsibility Code
Watersports Safety Code
Water Strainer (Optional)
Wet Slipping Boats
Windshield Care
Winterization & Dry Storage
67
44
67
67
67
65
38
31
53
50
50
11
38
81-83
69
89
88-89
60
70
69
71
30
73
31
26
37
58
47
57
46
75-79
75
76
77
76
66
66, 67
66, 67
26
50
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Watersports Safety Code
Before you get in the water: Skiing or riding instruction is recommended before use. Instruction will teach general safety guidelines
and proper skiing or riding techniques, which may reduce your risk of injury. For more information on skiing or riding schools,
contact your dealer, Association, or local ski club.
•
Know the federal, state and local laws that apply to your area.
•
If you are not familiar with a waterway, ask someone who is, to tell you about any hidden dangers or things to avoid
•
Whether you plan to be in a watercraft, or skiing/riding behind one it is important you are wearing a properly fitted life jacket
(PFD) approved by your country’s agency, USCG Type III, ISO, etc.
•
Inspect all equipment prior to each use, check bindings, fins, tube, attachment, tow rope and flotation device. Do not use if
damaged.
Watercraft Safety: A knowledgeable and responsible driver is the most important safety device on any watercraft.
•
Never operate a watercraft, ski or ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
•
Only use water ballast and people for additional weight.
•
Never exceed the passenger or weight limitations of the watercraft.
•
Never allow passengers to hang outside the watercraft or towed device or sit on the gunwales or anywhere outside of the normal
seating area.
•
Never allow water to overflow the bow or gunwales of the watercraft.
•
Uneven weight distribution or additional weight may; affect the handling of the watercraft.
Carbon Monoxide: The exhaust from the engine on a watercraft contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is a colorless, odorless and
poisonous gas. Excessive exposure to CO can cause severe injury or death.
Follow this advice to avoid injury:
•
Never “Platform Drag” by holding onto the boarding platform or be dragged directly behind the watercraft. This is where CO
will be.
•
Do not sit on the watercraft transom or boarding platform while the engine is running.
•
Make sure the engine is properly tuned and running well. An improperly tuned engine produces excessive exhaust and CO.
•
If you smell engine exhaust, do not stay in that position.
•
Go to the United States Coast Guard’s website: www.uscgboating.org for more information on how to help protect yourself
and others from the dangers of CO.
Tow Ropes: Tow ropes come in different lengths and strengths for different activities. Make sure any rope you are using is suited
for skiing or riding and that it is in good condition.
•
Never use a rope that is frayed, knotted, unraveling or discolored from use or being left in the sun. If a rope breaks while in use,
it can recoil at the skier/rider being towed or into the watercraft where it might strike passengers. Replace tow ropes with any
sign of damage.
•
Never use a tow rope with elastic or bungee material to pull skiers or riders.
•
Rope should be attached to the watercraft in an approved fashion with hardware designed for towing. Refer to you watercraft
manual for instructions on proper tow rope attachment.
•
Always keep people and tow ropes away from the propeller, even when idling.
•
If a tow rope should become entangled in a propeller, shut off the engine, remove the key and put it in your pocket before
retrieving the rope.
Preparing to ski or ride: Always have a person other than the driver as an observer to look out for the skier/rider.
•
BE sure the driver is aware of the experience and ability level of the skier/rider.
•
The driver, observer and skier/rider need to agree on hand signals before skiing or riding. Signals should include READY, STOP,
SPEED UP, and SLOW DOWN.
•
Start the engine only after making sure that no one in the water is near the propeller.
• Turn the engine off when people are getting into or out of the watercraft, or in the water near the watercraft.
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Always make sure the tow rope is not wrapped around anyone’s hands, arms, legs, or other parts of the body.
•
Start the watercraft and move slowly to remove slack until the tow rope is tight.
•
When the skier/rider signals READY and there is no traffic ahead, take off in a straight line. Adjust the speed according to the
signals given by the skier/rider.
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Skiing or Riding: The watercraft and skier/rider should always maintain a sufficient distance from obstacles so a skier/rider falling
or coasting and/or watercraft will not encounter any obstacle.
•
Do not use in shallow water or near shore, docks, pilings, swimmers, other watercraft, or any other obstacles.
•
Use only on the water.
•
Never attempt land or dock starts. This will increase your risk of injury or death.
•
Always wear a properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard Type III (PFD) or ISO approved Life Jacket.
•
The faster you ski or ride, the greater your risk of injury.
•
Never make sharp turns that may cause a slingshot effect on the skier/rider’s speed.
•
Skier/Rider should be towed at an appropriate speed for their ability level.
Fallen skier or rider: Falling and injuries are common in skiing or riding.
•
Circle a fallen skier/rider slowly to return the tow rope handle or pick up the fallen skier/rider.
•
Put the watercraft in neutral when near a fallen skier/rider.
•
Always keep the fallen skier/rider in view and on the driver’s side of the watercraft.
•
Display a red or orange skier-down flag to alert other vessels that a skier/rider is down.
The Warnings and practices in the Watersports Safety Code represent common risks encountered by users. The code
does not cover all instances of risk or danger. Please use common sense and good judgement.
Watersports Responsibility Code
Be aware that there are elements of risk in boating, skiing, and riding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.
Know your ability level and stay within it.
To increase your enjoyment of the sport follow the “Watersports Responsibility Code”.
It is your responsibility to:
•
Familiarize yourself with all applicable laws, the risks inherent in the sport, and the proper use of equipment.
•
Know the waterways where you will be skiing or riding. Do not ski or ride in shallow water, near shore, docks, pilings, swimmers,
or other watercraft.
•
Always have a person other than the boat driver as an observer and agree on hand signals before starting.
•
Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard type III (PFD) vest.
•
Read your owner’s manual and inspect your equipment prior to use.
•
Ski or ride within your limits. Always ski or ride in control and at speeds appropriate for you ability.
•
Always turn ignition off when anyone is near watercraft power drive unit.
•
Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning from engine exhaust may cause injury or death. Never “Platform Drag” or touch a swim platform
while the engine is running.
•
Do not operate watercraft, ski or ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
•
Water Sports Industry Association
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