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COBALT

Owner’s Manual

OWNER INFORMATION
COBALT BOATS - OWNER’S MANUAL

Owner’s Name Address City Hm. Phone State Wk Phone Zip

Cobalt Model Engine Drive

Model Year

Hull Serial No. Engine Serial No. Drive serial No.

Dealership Address City Main Phone Sales Contact State Service Phone Service Contact Zip

Extended Warranty Contract No.

Marina/Storage Address City Phone State Contact Name Zip

2001 COBALT BOATS
COBALT BOATS - OWNER’S MANUAL

Dear New Cobalt Owner, From all of us at the factory and from your Cobalt Dealer, thank you for purchasing a Cobalt. We greatly appreciate your business and look forward to a long and enjoyable relationship with you as part of the Cobalt family. This manual is designed to help you maximize the enjoyment of your Cobalt boat, and to acquaint you with proper operation, care, storage, and maintenance of your investment. Even if you’re a seasoned boater and have previously owned a Cobalt, I recommend you take time to read through this Owner’s manual. As you read this manual, please remember that “common sense” and “courtesy” are the most valuable traits you can have to fully enjoy safe boating. It is also to your personal advantage to become well acquainted with the rules and general “know how” of boating. For service and for assistance contact your Cobalt dealer. The dealership staff will be happy to answer questions concerning maintenance, warranty, or any other operational questions you may have about your Cobalt. All the best in boating,

Pack St. Clair, Chairman and C.E.O.

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Lifesaving Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 For Butter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Moisture . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Leather Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Vinyl Interior and Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Step 2 cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Stainless Steel Trim and Hardware Care . . . . . . . . .3 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 BOAT OPERATION . . . .8 Saltwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Do Not Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Step 3 cleaners . . . . . .7 For Stubborn Spots and Stains . .5 Day-to-day soil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Fire Extinguisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TABLE COBALT BOATS . . . . . . .2 Navigation in Coastal and Intra-coastal Waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Step 1 cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Educational Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 iii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Safety Equipment and Boating Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil or Grease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 For Spots and Spills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Special cleaning problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL OF CONTENTS EQUIPMENT AND GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Carpet Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Canvas Top Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Chemicals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Ultraviolet degradation . .10 Rust / corrosion removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Preventive steps .11 Camper Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Horn or Whistle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Navigation Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Dirt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Additional Recommended Safety Equipment . . . . . . .8 Fiberglass Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 We Wish You Safe and Happy Boating! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Erecting Convertible Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 MARINE SAFETY STANDARDS . . . . . . . .11 Side Curtains & Stern Curtain . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Recommended Cleaning solutions for PreFixx-coated Nautolex vinyls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Dark Storage Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Navigation on Inland Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Vacuuming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Care and Cleaning of Vinyl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Water Ski Towing . . . . . .25 Engine Operation/Maintenance/Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Zippers . .17 Snap Fastener . . . . . .22 Basic operating techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Dual Battery and Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . .18 Warning Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Clear Vinyl “Isinglass”: . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 COBALT BOATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Sunbrella Fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Boarding Ladders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 23LS/25LS/293 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Motor Box Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Arch (optional) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Steering/Propeller Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 23LS/25LS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Ignition Safety Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Winterizing and Off-Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Toilet system . . . . . . .14 Mooring Covers . . . . . . .17 Steering System . . . . . . . . . . .18 Wandering/Fishtailing . .27 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . .optional (standard on 292/293) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 The Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Telescoping Anchor Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Cleaning instructions . . . . . . . . .27 Lighting/Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Cockpit Tonneau Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cleaning and general information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 External Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Bow Tonneau Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Docking Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Generator and Muffler . .21 Ski Tower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Trim Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Stereo System . . . . . . .25 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 In-line fuse components: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional(bowriders only) . . . . .22 Single Battery Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Hot Water Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Stowage of the Canvas Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Cobalt Canvas Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 TECHNICAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TABLE OF CONTENTS Bimini Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Water System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .To correct for a bow high attitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Bimini Enclosure – Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 206/226/246/262/263/292/293 . . . . . . . . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL iv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Other canvas components . . . . . .20 Lifting Your Cobalt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Maneuverability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 High Speed Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . . . . . .227. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206. . . .29 Owner Responsibility/Warranty Procedure . . . . . . . . . . .2 Telescoping Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Propeller Application Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226. . . . . . .29 WARRANTY PROCEDURE AND OWNER RESPONSIBILITY . . . . . . . . . . .General . . .30 Before operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Starter won’t crank engine . . . . . . . .1 Instrument Panel . . . . .28 Instrument Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190. . . . .2 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Pulling Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Telescoping Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Ignition Safety Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190. . . . . . . .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 TROUBLE SHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Pulling Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Stainless Steel . . . .TABLE OF CONTENTS Internal Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Instrument Panel . . . . .206. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206. . .3 Propellers . . . . . .190. . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Stainless Steel . . . . . . . .206. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Propeller Application Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226. . . .227. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Fold Down Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Engine vibrates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Performance loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL . . .30 If you sell your Cobalt . . .227. . .3 Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . .190. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Cobalt Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .General . . . . .4 Propeller Application Chart . . . .30 Extended Powertrain Warranty . . . . .226. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Pulling Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 MODEL 206 SPECIFIC INFORMATION . . . . .190. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 MODEL 227 SPECIFIC INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 v COBALT BOATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Engine runs erratically . . . . .2 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226. . . . . . . . . . .5 MODEL 226 SPECIFIC INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206. . . . . . . .190. . . . . . . . . . .190. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Fuel Injection Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Warranty Service Requirements . . . . . . . . .32 MODEL 190 SPECIFIC INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Engine runs but boat makes little or no progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Telescoping Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206. . . .226. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . .246. . . . . . . . . . .2 Instrument Panel . . . .262. .262. . . .4 Ski Tow Pylon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Motor Box Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Fold Down Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . .232. . . . . . . .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . . . . . . . . .4 Propeller Application Chart . . .6 Propeller Application Chart . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232. . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227. . . . . . . . . . . .252. . . . . . .3 Fold Down Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . . . . . .2 Telescoping Anchor Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Arch Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Telescoping Anchor Light . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . .232. . . . . . .General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Removal . . .232. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Stainless Steel . . . . . . .252. . . . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246. . . . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . .3 Head Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . .Removable . . . . . . . .232. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Instrument Panel . . . . . .4 Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227. . . . . . . . . . . . . .252. . . . . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL vi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . .262. . . . . . . . . . .246. . . . . . .246. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 MODEL 232 SPECIFIC INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Head Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 MODEL 262 SPECIFIC INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Propellers . . . . . . . . .4 Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Pulling Power . . . . . . . . .252. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246. . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . .252. .246. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 MODEL 246 SPECIFIC INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Telescoping Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252. . . . . . . . . . . . .252. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252. . . . . .6 Pulling Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Propeller Application Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Head Compartment .246. . . .4 Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246. . . . . . . . . . . . . .246. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 MODEL 252 SPECIFIC INFORMATION .4 Pulling Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Telescoping Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Propeller Application Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Pulling Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TABLE OF CONTENTS Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 COBALT BOATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232. . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . .Optional . . . . . . . . .4 Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232. . . . . . . . . . .227. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246. . . . .4 Pulling Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232. . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Arch w/Sunshade – Optional . . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . . .2 Telescoping Anchor Light . . . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Propeller Application Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227. .4 Aft Filler Cushion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Propellers . .2 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 General function . . .4 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Shore Power Distribution Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . .4 Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Air Compressor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292.3 Ski Tow Pylon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . .263. .292. . . . . .Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. .8 Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Windlass . . . . . . .7 Propeller Application Chart . .optional . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . . .6 Inverter/Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . .263. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . .263. .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Emergency start: . . . . . . . . .292. .263. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Battery combiner operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 V-Berth Filler Cushion . . .5 Aft Filler Cushion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Water System . . . .7 Pulling Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Propellers . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Emergency starting: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Waste Tank Level Indicator . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . .4 Arch Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Freshwater .Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Single Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Motor Box Assembly . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . .263.6 Disabling pathmaker: . . . . .General . . . . . .4 Twin Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Optional . . . . .6 Telescoping Anchor Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . .4 Head Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Stainless Steel . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Arch w/Sunshade – Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Removable . . . . . . . . .8 Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 MODEL 292 SPECIFIC INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Porti Potti . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . .9 Pulling Power . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . .Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . .2 Telescoping Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 vii COBALT BOATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Battery switches Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Normal operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Deck Hatch . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. .263. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . .2 Telescoping Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Cuddy Cabin Access Door . . . . . . . . .TABLE OF CONTENTS MODEL 263 SPECIFIC INFORMATION . . . . .5 Extended Storage: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Waste Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Shore Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Refrigerator . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Air Compressor .263. . . . . .6 Battery Charger and Isolator . .5 Temperature Controlled Cooler . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 FreshWater Level Indicator . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Using only “shore 1” power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LS. . . . .Optional . . . . . .3 Head Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . .23LS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 MODEL 23LS/25LS SPECIFIC INFORMATION . . . .4 Propeller Application Chart . . . .4 Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Air Compressor . . . . . .5 Extended Storage: . . . . . . . .293. . . .6 Normal operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Boarding Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Cuddy Cabin Access Door . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . .4 Battery Switches Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . .LS. . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Shore Power Distribution Panel . . . . . . . . .25LS . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Battery combiner operation . . .optional . . . . .10 Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Propeller Application Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Head Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Battery Charger and Isolator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .General . . . .293. .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Refrigerator . . . . . . . . .293. .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. .LS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . 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. . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Emergency start: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . .293. . . . . .4 Pulling Power . . . . .optional . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . . . . . . .8 Stove . .LS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A COBALT BOATS . . . . . . .11 Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . .10 Air-Conditioning/Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Propeller Application Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25LS only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. .1 Captain’s Chair Adjustment and Operation . .LS. . . . . . . . . .4 Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . .292. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293.8 Emergency starting: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Optional . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 MODEL 293 SPECIFIC INFORMATION . .4 Fresh Water System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Inverter/Charger . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LS. . . . . . . . .TABLE OF CONTENTS Propeller Application Chart .4 Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Deck Hatches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 SERVICE LOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Layout and Specifications . . . . . . . . . .11 Pulling Power . . . .293. .293. .optional . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . .LS. .9 Freshwater . . . .LS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . .293. . . . . . . . .8 Water Level Indicator . . .5 Shore Power . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Windlass . . . . . . . .6 General function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

EQUIPMENT AND GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS COBALT BOATS . Cobalt encourages your participation in these programs. All boats over 16 feet in length must carry one U.A. Coast Guard approval stamp permanently affixed.S. and regulation of pleasure boats. To meet requirements. HORN OR WHISTLE All boats over 16 feet in length must be equipped with an operable horn or whistle.OWNER’S MANUAL I EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Most boaters can enhance their enjoyment of boating experiences through increased knowledge of safe operation. Coast Guard Auxiliary.B. FIRE EXTINGUISHER All inboard / outboard boats must carry an appropriate portable fire extinguisher in operable condition and accessible location.S.S. SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND BOATING REGULATIONS The Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 (FBSA/71) established minimum safety standards for boats and associated equipment.C. Anchor light must be visible 360 degrees. specified by the U. each lifesaving device must have a currently legible U. Coast Guard approved type 4 throwable lifesaving device. LIFESAVING DEVICES All boats must carry one U. personal flotation device. U. Some canvas options may inhibit this function and should not be used in conjunction with the Anchor light operation.M.S. and the A.Y. In addition. wearable. N. or 3. The safety equipment on your Cobalt meets or exceeds the standards of the U.S. and CPR. navigation. All boats at anchor must display a proper anchor light. Power Squadron. Coast Guard. and The American Red Cross offer courses covering a wide range of boating knowledge and skills. First Aid.S. 1 . The U.S. Coast Guard approved type 1. for each person on board. of the proper size. NAVIGATION LIGHTS All power boats underway between sunset and sunrise must display proper navigation lights. audible from one mile. such as a ring buoy or buoyant cushion.M. the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council work with boat builders to develop voluntary standards that exceed base requirements. Coast Guard.. 2. Water Safety.

Contact your dealer or the local Coast Guard office for specific information. The items listed below should help make unexpected events more manageable: • Anchor and anchor line • Compass • Area charts • First aid kit • Distress signals ( flag for daylight. State and Local authorities may also regulate boating activities. and environmental issues.EQUIPMENT AND GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS I ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED SAFETY EQUIPMENT In spite of all efforts to the contrary. and/or local regulations. State. problems or mishaps sometimes occur while boating. Contact your dealer. or the State Boating Law Administrator for specific local information. flares for darkness ) • Flashlight and spare batteries • Portable radio • Tool kit NAVIGATION ON INLAND LAKES Boats operating on inland lakes may be required to comply with local City. Aids to Navigation. NAVIGATION IN COASTAL AND INTRA-COASTAL WATERS The U. COBALT BOATS . navigation. These regulations vary considerably with locale. local marinas.S.OWNER’S MANUAL 2 . Inland Rules. and Federal regulations concerning equipment. Operation in these waters may require knowledge of the International Rules of the Road. Coast Guard has primary responsibility for regulation of these waters. County.

S.C. Working closely with the U.Y. and marine equipment of all types. 3 . flotation. The National Marine Manufacturers Association is an independent organization involved in a wide range of activities aimed toward the promotion and improvement of all aspects of boating. ventilation.Y.M. including electrical systems.B. One division of the N. load capacity. and certification requires compliance with all applicable standards and recommendations. Coast Guard and other authorities. Members include manufacturers of boats. and periodic inspections of the entire model line are conducted in-plant to insure continued compliance. reviews marine equipment and systems. is an independent organization dedicated to developing and maintaining the highest level of marine equipment safety standards for U. engines.OWNER’S MANUAL II WE WISH YOU SAFE AND HAPPY BOATING! The American Boat and Yacht Council. steering.MARINE SAFETY STANDARDS COBALT BOATS . Each model is inspected and certified prior to introduction. provides an inspection and certification program to members. fuel systems. and others that may have impact on your safety. the A. Inspections are performed to the rigid and detailed standards of the A. boat manufacturers.A.B.M. Inc.C. Every Cobalt is built to meet or exceed all applicable standards of these organizations at the time of manufacture.S.

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Many difficult stains can be removed when these cleaning agents are used in the following order. Fantastik™. CARE AND CLEANING OF VINYL DAY-TO-DAY SOIL Remove ordinary dirt and smudges with a mild soap and warm water solution. Rinse cleansed area with fresh water and dry with 5 . It’s designed to be cleaned easily. There are three families of sunscreen ingredients which may contribute to the staining of the vinyl in your Cobalt. STEP 1 CLEANERS • Formula 409™. it is possible to remove stains that could never be removed before.g.OWNER’S MANUAL III VINYL INTERIOR AND UPHOLSTERY CARE The vinyl fabric in your Cobalt’s interior has been especially selected to take the tough punishment of the elements and hard usage of an active boater. even treated with PreFixx. Avoid sharp objects that may cut or tear your vinyl.of active ingredients is a potential stainer. In actuality.g. SPECIAL CLEANING PROBLEMS The following steps are recommended to clean stains on PreFixx-protected vinyl upholstery. For more difficult stains. over and over. almost any sunscreen with a high percentage . provided the detergent manufacturer’s instructions are followed closely. • Aminobenzoic acids . With PreFixx protection. • Clorox™ Soft Scrub® with bleach. Oxybenzone • P-methoxycinnamic acid . PABA • Hydroxy benzophenones . Special care should be taken to prevent dark colored rubber products or Sunbrella™ canvas from coming in contact with the vinyl upholstery.e. Vinyl staining from suntan lotions is not covered by the vinyl manufacturer or Cobalt warranties. without showing signs of wear.g. Dry with a soft. lint-free cloth or towel. Octyl methoxycinnamate This list should not be considered inclusive.two percent or above .e. use of a stronger detergent is recommended.INTERIOR/EXTERIOR CARE COBALT BOATS . The vinyl in your Cobalt has been coated with PreFixx protective finish. although it does represent a large selection of sunscreens which are known to stain vinyls.e. • Household cleaners and bleaches.

. Tea . . Urine . . . Dry with another cloth. . . . . the vinyl will darken or become “dingy” looking. . . . active cleaners to be applied with a soft cloth or damp sponge. then rinse with clear water and dry. . . . . . . . .1 . . .3 . . . . • Nail polish remover (acetone/water) It is extremely important to clean the stained area as quickly as possible. .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DARK STORAGE AREAS Often. . RECOMMENDED CLEANING SOLUTIONS FOR PREFIXX-COATED NAUTOLEX VINYLS STAINING AGENT Spray paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . Lipstick . . Olive oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . making sure the recommended cleaning steps are followed in order. . . . . . . Use no more than six rubs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . when a boat is stored completely covered or in a dark building. . . . . .3 . . .INTERIOR/EXTERIOR CARE III a clean cloth. . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .1 . . If this happens. .2 . . . . . .1 . . .1 . . . . .1 . . Petroleum Products Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . Ketchup . Hair oil tonic . . . CLEANING STEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . contact manufacturer. . . . Baby oil . . .3 . . . . . damp sponge or fine bristle brush. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Lighter fluid (naphtha). .2 . if stain persists. . .1 .2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . AVOID OPEN FLAME OR SPARK. Yellow mustard . .1 . . . . Rinse cleansed area with fresh water and dry with a clean cloth. . . . . Oily spot . . STEP 2 CLEANERS* Solvent-type cleaner to be liberally applied with a cloth. . 6 COBALT BOATS . . . . . . . simply place the boat in direct sunlight for a few hours and the vinyl will brighten up. . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . Bird droppings . . . . . . . . Grape juice . Eye shadow . FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE USED ONLY IN WELL VENTILATED AREAS.1 . . . . Chocolate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . .2 . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . Ballpoint pen . . .1 . . Crayons . . . • Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). . . . . . STEP 3 CLEANERS Strong.1 . Blood .3 . . . .1 . . .1 . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . .

abrasive cleaners.INTERIOR/EXTERIOR CARE III LEATHER CARE FOR SPOTS AND SPILLS Wipe up excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. cleaning solvents. Apply the soap to a clean wet sponge. Shrinkage can occur anytime an article is allowed to dry while loose. Let air dry naturally. clean the entire area where the spot occurred. VACUUMING A very effective and easy way to keep your interior ship shape is giving it a good vacuuming. 1) These are recommended or suggested methods of cleaning. FOR STUBBORN SPOTS AND STAINS Use a mild non-detergent cleaner such as a bar of Ivory soap or Amway L. An example would be the entire seat cushion or entire arm. ultraviolet rays. then rinse well.OWNER’S MANUAL . oil or grease spot. mold. use clean luke warm water only and let air dry naturally. CARPET CARE The carpet in your Cobalt is made of the finest materials available. in most cases. The vacuum cleaner allows you to reach in tight areas such as under the bow. FOR BUTTER. Thoroughly air dry before reinstallation into your boat. OIL OR GREASE Wipe excess butter.O. and mildew. salt water.C. then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. These elements can do serious damage if left unchecked. Moisture. furniture polish. Scrubbing with soapy water will handle most tough jobs.. and other storage areas. varnish. Do not dry wet areas with hair dryers. dirt. Do not apply water or try to wash a butter. and chemicals from industrial fallout are all factors anxious to destroy your boat canvas. If water is used. The best method of prevention is to allow all canvas items to dry thoroughly while installed on the boat. Following are some ways to slow the destructive process of canvas: MOISTURE Moisture can cause shrinkage. heat. oil or grease off the leather with a clean dry cloth. A simple hosing for mild cleanups will bring out that new look. It’s also a great way to clean up any debris in the bilge area. Most shrinkage will occur the 7 COBALT BOATS . oils. Your dealer can suggest methods of cleaning difficult stains in your carpet. CANVAS TOP CARE Boat canvas. etc. If necessary. wash. DO NOT USE Saddle Soap. 2) Always try the cleaning method in a hidden area first to test the results. soaps or ammonia water. is subjected to more severe punishment than any other type of canvas or fabric item. but the manufacturer is not responsible for damage incurred while cleaning.

they should be washed with clear water. Reasonable care will assure them of a long life and many years of service. The unit should always be erected fully and adjusted to a tight. is to avoid long periods of stowage in areas subject to direct sunlight. shrinkage will only occur in areas of looseness. COBALT BOATS . Keep unit well ventilated when stowed. however. SUMMARY Things you can do to protect your canvas items for extended years of enjoyment are: 1. soft scrub brush or by using one of the serve-yourself car washes. Keep fasteners clean and lubricated.R. The materials used to produce your boat top and curtains are the best obtainable. Cleaning periodically with a mild detergent and water while unit is erected on the boat will extend the canvas life and provide a better appearance. treated to resist ultraviolet effects.V. as well as chemicals from industrial fallout.INTERIOR/EXTERIOR CARE III first few months after initial installation. Do not attempt to use a cloth or chamois skin. There are many different types of chemicals involved. they should be rolled rather than folded to prevent kinking and cracking. 2. Allow unit to air dry thoroughly before removing. When canvas items are erected on the boat and properly adjusted. can corrode brass or aluminum fittings or fasteners. SALTWATER Corrosive effects of saltwater. The best protection. Mold and mildew can be avoided by keeping the canvas clean and well ventilated. NO POLY BAGS. When storing canvas with windows or side curtains. wiping them with your hand at the same time. smooth appearance before washing. Any dirt or grit in the cloth may result in scratches. Keeping your canvas clean and covered is the best answer to prevent decay from chemical fallout. DO NOT use harsh cleaners. 5. Ideally. Do not use polyethylene bags or tubes for stowage of canvas. Keep it clean. Your canvas has snap fasteners made of chrome plated brass and stainless steel. Side curtains and the rear window demand extra care to prevent scratching. 3.OWNER’S MANUAL 8 . 4. Cleaning can be accomplished with a sponge. preferably hosed off. Be sure that the top is completely dry before stowing. Clear water and using your (clean) hand is the safest way. DIRT Dirt can create a starting point for mold when moisture is present. CHEMICALS Chemicals from industrial fallout can cause decay of vinyls and fabrics if allowed to accumulate. These can be protected by keeping them clean and occasionally lubricating them with petroleum jelly. ULTRAVIOLET DEGRADATION Most synthetic fabrics or nylon parts today are U.

for long term storage. characterized by chalky/faded surface as well as rust and exhaust stains. Cobalt utilizes the highest finish quality material appropriate to the exacting structural requirements of each application. and again mid-season. Tonneau covers. you should consider having some custom skirting made to compliment the mooring cover. “Stainless steel” is actually a grouping of steel alloys that employ base materials such as nickel. durability. it is not impervious to the elements and many types of water conditions. if your boat is to be stored where the sun is constantly on the side or transom of the boat. Additionally.INTERIOR/EXTERIOR CARE III For storage. Do not use convertible tops. depending upon the ratio mixed. The best way of taking care of your gelcoat finish is with prevention and proper care. These tops were not designed for long term storage and do not provide good protection for your boat. etc. we recommend an optional mooring cover of 100% SharkSkin™ polyester. With all its properties. tests. Adequate ventilation is not possible and mold/mildew will form. yet retain favorable physical properties for functional uses. FIBERGLASS FINISH CARE The finish on your Cobalt is known as gelcoat. The gelcoat used by Cobalt is the finest available on the market today.OWNER’S MANUAL . chromium. will not protect the gelcoat finish. This product will not only remove the oxidation but also leaves a wax protection on the cleaned surface in one easy application. For more information on appropriate covering for long term storage. This product. and rust and corrosion resistance. Continuing research identifies. 9 COBALT BOATS . Always rinse and wipe off the finish with a damp towel or chamois. Upgrades are made when added value to the customer is proven. depending on the type of winter boat storage (covered. tonneau covers. These materials are used to produce parts that are cosmetically superior to regular carbon steel. are rust and corrosion resistant. We suggest three coats be applied at the end or the beginning of the season. A fiberglass restorer/wax* should be used to remove heavy oxidation. is designed to clean anything from dirty hull and decks to greasy engines. finish quality. *3M carries a complete line of fiberglass care products STAINLESS STEEL TRIM AND HARDWARE CARE Cobalt engineers strive to insure the brightwork and hardware on your boat is made of the highest finish quality materials available within the design/function envelope. To extend the life of your gelcoat finish. Cobalt recommends the use of a mooring cover totally covering the top deck of the boat for maximum protection. and evaluates new materials and products as they become available. please see your Cobalt Dealer. side curtains. aft curtains. although supply adequate short term protection to the interior. Paste wax* will help retard the UV light damage. Each blend possesses different characteristics in terms of strength. and molybdenum in varying portions. Please check with your Cobalt dealer for further information on this subject. enclosed storage facility). A multi-purpose boat soap* should be used to clean exterior fiberglass/gelcoated surfaces on your Cobalt after each use.

Use of a good “breathable” storage cover will provide additional protection. Should you have reason to replace hardware or fasteners. 2. particularly in the marine environment. Do not use steel wool or other coarse abrasives. USE CAUTION IN CLEANING AROUND STITCHING AND WOODEN OR OTHER DECORATIVE TRIM. 4. Delay may contribute to permanent finish damage. Remove rust or corrosion promptly using a good metal cleaner / polish. 3.OWNER’S MANUAL 10 . though highly resistant. Many metal polish / cleaners are commercially available that contain wax for one-step convenience. SINCE THESE SOLVENTS COULD SERIOUSLY DAMAGE SUCH AREAS. is still capable of rusting. WEAR RUBBER GLOVES DURING ALL CLEANING ACTIVITY. Consult your dealer for further information. may result in pitting and permanent damage to components. 5. left untreated. COBALT BOATS . RUST / CORROSION REMOVAL 1. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry with towel or chamois after each use. The following steps will help protect against such occurrence: PREVENTIVE STEPS 1. Clean and wax metal brightwork twice yearly and prior to extended storage. THESE SOLVENTS ARE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. 2. 6. In saltwater or other harsh environments. Initial signs of rust and corrosion.INTERIOR/EXTERIOR CARE III Stainless steel. more often as needed. EXERCISE PROPER CARE IN CLEANING AND NOTIFY PERSONNEL IN AREA OF DANGER. Do not clean with acids or bleach. Apply metal or automotive wax after cleaning for additional protection. be certain that replacements are correct materials.

Snap curtains to windshield and deck. Remove storage boot and unroll canvas top. BOAT OPERATION ERECTING CONVERTIBLE TOP 1. 4. 3.OWNER’S MANUAL IV CO BA LT 5. Zip the stern curtain to the canvas top. Use quick disconnect pins. Remove canvas top assembly from “top storage area”. snap the curtain to the deck. Adjust straps for tight fit. starting at the center rear of the curtain and working forward evenly. 2. 3. SIDE CURTAINS & STERN CURTAIN . 6. Zip the side curtains to the top. Snap the straps to the eyelets on the windshield frame or deck. 2.COBALT BOATS . 1.OPTIONAL CO BA LT 11 . Open frame and snap front of canvas to windshield. Attach top bow ends to top mounts on each side of the boat.

BE AWARE CARBON MONOXIDE FUMES MAY BE IN THE AREA FROM OTHER SOURCES. 2. 4. THE COCKPIT AND CABIN MUST BE OPEN TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE FUMES AND TO PROVIDE PROPER FUEL COMPARTMENT VENTILATION. Open top and install forward straps to the eyelets and adjust straps for tightness of the canvas. KEEP COCKPIT AND CABIN AREAS WELL VENTILATED AT ALL TIMES. IE: GENERATOR. OR DEATH. 3. Zip side curtains to “Convertible Top”. NEARBY BOATS. Zip aft curtain to “Camper Top”. Open “Camper Top” frame and zip front of “Camper Top” canvas to rear of “Convertible Top”.OPTIONAL 190/232/252/ 1. BIMINI TOP . 206/226/227/246/262/292 CO COBALT BOATS . 7. CO BA LT 5. Attach legs to “Camper Top” mounts (toward rear of boat) on each side of the boat. EXPOSURE TO CARBON MONOXIDE CAN CAUSE HEADACHE.OWNER’S MANUAL BA L T 12 1. Attach bimini bow to the mounts on each side of the windshield wing. BOATS WITH CANVAS ENCLOSED ARE MORE LIKELY TO COLLECT EXHAUST FUMES. Snap side curtains and camper top to deck and/or windshield. UNCONSCIOUSNESS. starting at the center rear of the curtain and working forward evenly.BOAT OPERATION IV CAMPER TOP . DO NOT OPERATE YOUR COBALT WITH THE CANVAS COMPLETELY ENCLOSED. Bimini top is stored in the upright position for both trailering and storage. EXHAUST FUMES FROM COMBUSTION ENGINES CONTAIN CARBON MONOXIDE. 6. ETC. 8. . Install “Convertible Top” as outlined. Install rear support legs to the bimini bow and the mounting brackets on the deck aft of the windshield wings. DROWSINESS. Remove “Camper Top” from storage area.OPTIONAL 232/252 1. 2. 3. Remove storage boot and unroll “Camper Top” canvas. NAUSEA.

To install. BIMINI ENCLOSURES MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE FROM WIND VELOCITY IN EXCESS OF 25 MPH. 2. two people may have to pull at the same time to close the support legs. BIMINI ENCLOSURE – OPTIONAL 206/226/246/262/263/292/293 Your bimini is equipped with zippers to accept a bimini enclosure. Open top and extend the telescoping legs by depressing the buttons protruding through the sides of the legs. This enclosure is made of Sunbrella canvas and isinglass. Refer to page 16 of this manual for proper care guidelines. If this happens. To install the bow camper top enclosures. 23LS/25LS/293 1. 23LS/25LS Your bimini is equipped with zippers to accept a cockpit bimini enclosure and bow camper enclosure. 4.BOAT OPERATION IV THE BIMINI TOP MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE FROM WIND VELOCITY IN EXCESS OF 35 MPH. insert the canvas wrapped bows into the mounting hinges on the deck. 13 COBALT BOATS . simply zip the front. DAMAGE COULD OCCUR RESULTING IN POSSIBLE INJURY TO THE OCCUPANTS OF THE BOAT. Refer to page 16 of this manual for proper care guidelines. secure with the toggle pins and zip to the standard bimini top. Bimini top storage is provided on the 190. 3. Install support leg ends to the appropriate mounting brackets on the deck or windshield. Zip the front and side curtains to the camper enclosure and snaps to the provided snaps on your deck It is recommended to roll your isinglass pieces for storage to prevent cracking. This enclosure is made of Sunbrella canvas and isinglass. it may have shrunk slightly making it hard to pull tight. sides and aft curtain to the bimini top and snap to the provided snaps on your deck and windshield. 232. Bimini top is stored in the upright position for both trailering and storage.OWNER’S MANUAL . It is recommended to roll your isinglass pieces for storage to prevent cracking. sides and aft curtain to the bimini top and snap to the provided snaps on your deck and windshield. simply zip the front. Pull on the forward edge of the top to telescope the legs closed for tight canvas fit. To install. DAMAGE COULD OCCUR RESULTING IN POSSIBLE INJURY TO THE OCCUPANTS OF THE BOAT. and 252 models only If the canvas was stored when wet.

THE CANVAS COLOR COULD TRANSFER. Snap aft end of cover to back deck starting in center and working outboard (note: you may have to readjust the support pole for proper fit). Mooring covers are recommended by Cobalt for any storage longer than a few days. tonneau covers.OWNER’S MANUAL 14 . Do not use convertible tops. This movement can damage the gelcoat causing a dullness or even scratching. snap cover to boat. Open walk-thru doors.OPTIONAL(BOWRIDERS ONLY) 1. MOORING COVERS . Continue snapping up sides. 4. These tops were not designed for long term storage. Install the adjustable tonneau cover pole adjust to “tent” the cover.OPTIONAL 1. Mooring covers are not recommended for trailering because they cannot be tied down tightly enough in trailering conditions to keep them from moving on the gelcoated fiberglass surface. aft curtains. Snap to the forward outside edge of the windshield only. COCKPIT TONNEAU COVER . ESPECIALLY IF THE CANVAS IS WET. Some models have two support poles. side curtains. Starting at bow and working aft. 2. Close windshield center door and snap the canvas to the underside of the door. etc. IT IS SUGGESTED TO KEEP THE UPHOLSTERY AND CANVAS SEPARATED. COBALT BOATS . CO BA LT 4.OPTIONAL Cobalt mooring covers are made from 100% SharkSkin™ polyester. Adequate ventilation is questionable and mold/mildew may form. 3. BOW TONNEAU COVER . For more information on appropriate covering for long term storage.BOAT OPERATION IV IF THE CANVAS COMES IN CONTACT WITH ANY UPHOLSTERY. 3. for long term storage. 2. Unroll cover and snap to the deck starting at the center of the windshield. please see your Cobalt dealer. Walk-thru doors may be closed if desired. For storage. 5. we recommend an optional mooring cover made of 100% SharkSkin™ polyester that will properly protect the gelcoat finish on the deck of your Cobalt. Install tonneau support pole to underside of cover (just in front of rear seat) with snap and adjust pole to approximate height of windshield.

CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS Fabric should be cleaned regularly before substances such as dirt. (As you roll the canvas. etc. COBALT CANVAS CARE CARE. etc. Incomplete rinsing can cause deterioration of sewing threads and prohibit the fabric from being properly retreated. Remove the top from the top mounts and stow the top in the “top storage area”. Allow to air dry.OWNER’S MANUAL . Grasp the bows and fold them together. The fabric can be cleaned without being removed from the installation. Sunbrella may also be dry cleaned. Rinse the fabric thoroughly in cold water to remove all of the soap. Slide the boot over the canvas and zip. are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric. cleaning and proper storage of the fabrics and fasteners that make up your marine canvas.. Make sure all canvas is completely dry before storage to prevent mildew. Disconnect the straps from the side of the boat and allow them to hang free. DO NOT STEAM PRESS OR DRY IN ELECTRIC OR GAS DRYER. hose down and clean with a mild solution of natural soap in lukewarm water (no more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit). the two bows should still be separated.) d. It is very colorfast and will withstand long-term exposure to the sun (ultra-violet) without excessive fading or deterioration. Dreft or Woolite per each gallon of lukewarm water.) e. This may require rinsing several times. Excessive heat can damage and shrink the fabric. roof particles. b. For heavily soiled fabric. CLEANING AND GENERAL INFORMATION The boat top and other canvas items supplied on your Cobalt boat are manufactured from top quality materials to provide you with years of trouble free service.) c. Roll the canvas around the bows. (Allow the canvas to gather between the bows. assure its tightness and pull the side of the canvas to prevent wrinkling. We will also explain the performance characteristics you should expect from your canvas. SUNBRELLA FABRIC This is a woven fabric made of 100% solution dyed acrylic fiber. Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. DO NOT USE DETERGENTS. The following information on the care.) Allow the fabric to soak until the bleach has killed the mildew and the stains can be brushed out with a common kitchen scrub brush. Sunbrella is thermoplastic or heat sensitive. f. Disconnect the top snaps from the windshield. (The water should be no more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. is being provided to help you maintain the appearance and ease of operation. Simply brush off any loose dirt. Allow the fabric to air dry completely. This 15 COBALT BOATS . (At this point.BOAT OPERATION IV STOWAGE OF THE CANVAS TOP The following is the recommended procedure for storage of the top: a. Soak the fabric in a solution that has been mixed to the following proportions: 1/2 cup of Clorox and 1/4 cup of Ivory Snow. remove the top from frame.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE ARE THESE FABRICS TO BE PUT IN HOT WATER. Be careful unrolling the vinyl in cold weather to prevent cracking. The fit with Sunbrella will vary slightly in the heat. the holes created by sewing will not swell up and seal when exposed to water as cotton does. Never use any type of abrasive cleanser. as it will scratch the glass. When the canvas is new. the movement of the fabric in use will move the fibers enough to seal the holes. and lukewarm water. aft curtains. Keep vinyl side curtains from touching the bows (tubing) to prevent burning the vinyl. visors and camper enclosures are very reactive to heat and cold. You may apply a few light coats of “303 HIGH TECH FABRIC GUARD” to speed up the process. clean with a solution of Ivory or Lux soap. Cleaning: Using a soft cloth. liquid or flakes. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE ARE THESE FABRICS TO BE RUN THROUGH THE HOT DRYING CYCLE OF AN AUTOMATIC DRYER. Aft Curtain and Camper sets are designed and intended for short-term use only. FABRIC SHOULD BE LINE DRIED. It is designed this way because Sunbrella stretches as it ages. • Your Top. OTHER CANVAS COMPONENTS CLEAR VINYL “ISINGLASS”: The clear vinyl “isinglass” used in side curtains. • Handle the clear vinyl carefully. This is of particular importance on side curtains or any part with the clear vinyl “glass”. • Always roll the canvas instead of folding. • Under no circumstances should the boat be towed with the boat top in the upright position. cold and rain. To keep the vinyl soft and flexible. the greatest potential for leakage is through the sewn seams. side curtains and aft curtain in place. Usually. If boat is stored with top. • Roll the top carefully around the bows and cover with the storage boot provided. some “misting” through the fabric is typical. regularly apply UV COBALT BOATS . The fabric should receive an application of an aircuring treatment such as “303 HIGH TECH FABRIC GUARD”.OWNER’S MANUAL 16 . UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE ARE THESE FABRICS TO BE STEAM PRESSED AT A DRY CLEANER. moist area. Allow to air dry. CHARACTERISTICS Sunbrella is a woven fabric. CARE • NEVER store canvas wet or in an unventilated. With new canvas. It is soft and very prone to scratching. the fit will normally be tight. Because Sunbrella and the long-term thread that’s used are synthetic. heat build up inside of the boat may discolor the vinyl.BOAT OPERATION IV method of cleaning may remove part of the water and stain repellency that was applied to the fabric during its manufacture. DO NOT use for storage. Even though it is treated with a water repellency. The initial tight fit allows for a suitable fit for the life of the canvas. Side Curtains.

Contact your Cobalt dealer immediately if a replacement lanyard is needed. The most vulnerable part of the zipper is the starts. the switch may be overridden for temporary engine operation but only in emergencies. 17 COBALT BOATS . care must be taken so that the lubricant does not stain the canvas or other surfaces it may contact. Do not allow to slam shut when closing. MOTOR BOX ASSEMBLY Manual . A zipper lubricant may be used to help new zippers as well as maintaining long trouble free service. This can damage the canvas as well as the fasteners. make sure the ski tow is removed before opening motorbox or damage will occur. Zip carefully without forcing. They will loosen with use. WHILE OPENING MANUALLY. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR COBALT TO BE OPERATED WITHOUT THE PROPER USE OF THE IGNITION SAFETY SWITCH AND LANYARD. Electric . In the 262. ZIPPERS When zippers are new. etc. Never remove canvas by pulling roughly on one edge of the material. the assembly can be opened manually. If the lanyard is lost. Use care when starting zipper to prevent damage. If the driver leaves the driver’s station. RUNNING THE ENGINE WITH THE MOTOR BOX OPEN EXPOSES ROTATING MACHINERY WHICH CAN CAUSE INJURY TO THE OCCUPANTS OF THE BOAT.BOAT OPERATION IV screening agent such as “303 PROTECTANT”. IGNITION SAFETY SWITCH Your Cobalt is equipped with an ignition safety switch. The most common recommendation is to rub candle wax or paraffin around the stud or inside the socket. It is located on the face of the side mount control or near the lower edge of the driver’s control panel. Chapstick. the lanyard will shut off the ignition immediately preventing the boat from moving under power. ALSO.The motor box raises and lowers manually. ASK A PASSENGER TO PROPERLY SECURE THE SAFETY SUPPORT ROD LOCATED ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE ASSEMBLY INTO THE FLOOR RECEPTACLE. If the snaps become difficult to unsnap. Whichever method is used. If you experience a battery failure.OWNER’S MANUAL . DAMAGING THE HINGES AND FIBERGLASS. use lubricants such as Vaseline.The electric motor box assembly is controlled by a switch on the dash. THE MOTOR BOX IS HEAVY. silicone spray. The driver should always attach the lanyard to his or her person. they can be a little difficult to zip. WIND CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE AN OPEN MOTOR BOX TO GO BEYOND ITS DESIGN STOPS. SNAP FASTENER Fasteners should be unsnapped as close to the button as possible. WD-40.

HAVE THIS SYSTEM INSPECTED AND MAINTAINED ON A FREQUENT. the situation will be accentuated. If you encounter movement in the steering wheel when released. however. BOARDING LADDERS Your Cobalt is equipped with a folding boarding ladder. The steering system in your Cobalt is one of the most important systems and should be checked on a regular basis by an Authorized Cobalt Service Dealer for proper operation. with power assist in all sterndrive installations. In some systems. however. Never use the swim platform area and/or the boarding ladder while the engine(s) is running. PERIODIC BASIS BY A QUALIFIED SERVICE TECHNICIAN. If the steering wheel is moved back and forth to compensate for wandering. invariably. a very basic operational technique can be applied which will minimize this characteristic. It is a mechanical system. These adjustments should only be made by a qualified service person. it is more noticeable than in others. please check with your dealer.BOAT OPERATION IV STEERING SYSTEM The steering system in your Cobalt is the finest available in the boating industry today. It may be necessary to adjust the power steering assembly. STEERING/PROPELLER TORQUE Steering or propeller torque is always present in any drive system. COBALT BOATS .OWNER’S MANUAL 18 . THE STEERING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SYSTEM IN THE ENTIRE BOAT FROM A SAFETY\STANDPOINT. WANDERING/FISHTAILING Wandering is a characteristic of all deep vee hulls at slow speed. the boat will wander back and forth slightly. Always make sure the boarding ladder is properly stowed and there is no one in the area behind the boat before starting the engine and engaging the shift mechanism. The propeller(s) is very sharp and can cause bodily harm. Your boat has power steering and you should not encounter this torque to any significant degree. the overall course of the boat will be a straight one. There is no cure for wandering. If the steering wheel is left in a centered position.

DIZZINESS AND DROWSINESS. Avoid Blockage of Exhaust Outlets. SIGNS OF EXPOSURE TO CO INCLUDE NAUSEA.GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE. © NMMA 1990/ NO. ODORLESS AN DANGEROUS. 19 CABIN DOOR COBALT BOATS . ALL GASOLINE POWERED ENGINES AND GENERATORS EXHAUST CARBON MONOXIDE (CO). CONTACT MAY CAUSE SEVERE INJURY OR FATALITY. STAND. DASHBOARD BEFORE STARTING ENGINE: -CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS -OPERATE BLOWER FOR 4 MINUTES -RUN BLOWER BELOW CRUISING SPEED. DIRECT AND PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO CO WILL CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE OR DEATH. EXAMINE FUEL SYSTEM FOR LEAKS OR CORROSION AT LEAST ANNUALLY. BOARDING LADDER/SWIM PLATFORM ! DANGER CARBON MONOXIDE CARBON MONOXIDE IS COLORLESS. DO NOT USE CAUSTIC MATERIALS TO CLEAN. The areas are as follows: ! WARNING PROPELLER LOCATED BEHIND THIS BOAT.OWNER’S MANUAL . Keep Cabin and Cockpit Areas Well Ventilated. WARNING! SECURE DOOR WHEN CRUISING DO NOT SIT. DO NOT APPROACH OR USE LADDER AND PLATFORM WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ENGINE FLAME ARRESTOR WARNING LEAKING FUEL IS A FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD.BOAT OPERATION IV WARNING LABELS Your Cobalt has several warning labels displayed to point out safety hazards. OR PLACE HEAVY OBJECTS ON DOOR. KEEP CABIN DOOR CLOSED WHEN ENGINES OR GENERATOR ARE RUNNING. INSPECT SYSTEM REGULARLY. See Owner's Manual for More Details. WASH WITH MILD SOAP AND WATER.200 WARNING .

WHEN CROSSING ANOTHER BOAT’S WAKE. a great deal of caution must be exercised. WINDSHIELD WING.EMERGENCY GEAR (Fire Extinguisher. -. Gradual turns can be completed at high speed by a competent driver but it must be emphasized that sudden turns at any speed and particularly at high speed can be especially dangerous. ALSO. WAKE JUMPING IS VERY DANGEROUS. -. Remember.REMAIN SEATED WHILE UNDERWAY.LIFE-SAVING DEVICES (One for every person on board?) -.OWNER’S MANUAL 20 . It is possible to throw passengers from their seats and even from the boat if caution is not exercised.DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. Bailer. OR BOW. TRANSOM. pump.DRAIN PLUG (Securely in place?) -. -. -.STEERING SYSTEM (Working smoothly and properly?) -. WAKE JUMPING . Tool Kit. YOU AND YOUR PASSENGERS COULD SUFFER SERIOUS INJURY. Anchor and Line. Paddle. COBALT BOATS .ENGINE (In neutral?) -.FUEL SYSTEM (Adequate fuel? Leaks? Fumes?) -. Etc. MANEUVERABILITY ABOVE 50 MPH IS LIMITED.AVOID USING REAR PAD OR SUNDECK WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. DRIVER’S SIDE COBALT CHECK LIST HIGH SPEED OPERATION MANEUVERABILITY When operating any boat at high speed.?) RECOMMENDED SAFETY RULES -. common sense is the rule for safe boating.TURN OFF ENGINE(S) WHEN SWIMMERS ARE NEAR BOAT. Signalling Device.BATTERY (Fully charged? Proper water level?) -.?) -. check each of these items BEFORE you start your engine: -. etc.CAPACITY PLATE (Are you overloaded?) -. This is particularly true during turns.BOAT OPERATION IV COBALT CHECK LIST For maximum enjoyment and safety. DAMAGE TO THE BOAT COULD TAKE PLACE CAUSING A HAZARDOUS CONDITION. horn.YOUR COBALT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR WAKE JUMPING. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE BOAT TO RE-ENTER THE WATER ON ITS SIDE.WEATHER CONDITIONS (Safe to go out?) -. THROTTLE BACK TO PREVENT YOUR BOAT FROM LEAVING THE WATER.ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (Lights. SUDDEN TURNS MAY CAUSE LOSS OF CONTROL.TURN OFF ENGINE AND ALL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS WHILE RE-FUELING.

THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES. ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. THE TRANSOM MOUNTED EYES SHOULD BE USED FOR PULLING A HEAVIER LOAD. IT CAN ONLY BE USED FOR WATER SKIING. IT CAN ONLY BE USED FOR WATER SKIING. • Tighten forward two 5/16" Allen screws. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT. WATER SKI TOWING The ski tow hook may be used for one or more lines for water ski towing only. • Loosen the forward two 5/16" allen head screws. THE TRANSOM MOUNTED EYES SHOULD BE USED FOR PULLING A HEAVIER LOAD. SKI TOWER IS DESIGNED FOR A SINGLE SKIER ONLY. WHENEVER A SKIER OR SWIMMER IS CLOSE TO THE BOAT. THE SKI TOW CANNOT BE USED TO LIFT THE BOAT. • Carefully rotate Ski Tower forward until it rests on deck area just forward of windshield. forward cross bar of Tower. SHUT OFF THE ENGINE TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY.OPTIONAL The Stainless Steel Ski Tower is designed to rotate forward for storing where overhead height is an issue: • Remove 5/16" allen head screws from both aft deck mounts.BOAT OPERATION IV LIFTING YOUR COBALT Please consult your Cobalt dealer for the proper method of lifting your Cobalt. SKI TOWER . IT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR TOWING ANOTHER BOAT OR FOR PARASAILING. IT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR TOWING ANOTHER BOAT OR FOR PARASAILING. • Attach provided foam protectors to upper. COBALT BOATS .OWNER’S MANUAL 21 . 5/16" allen head driver is provided in your boat bag. THE SKI TOW CANNOT BE USED TO LIFT THE BOAT.

S.O. 7. distress signal. the pole will automatically retract into it’s below-deck storage position. Lower both tabs simultaneously for approximately five seconds or until desired effect is attained. When the light switch is turned off. 5. make sure the tabs are both fully raised.OPTIONAL There are separate instructions in the owner’s packet that give specific instructions for operation. The light will then illuminate constantly. one trim tab may be adjusted independently of the other to compensate for listing. Anytime thereafter. As the tab takes effect. DOCKING LIGHTS . STEREO SYSTEM .TO CORRECT FOR A BOW HIGH ATTITUDE 1.O. If the light does not retract automatically. • Do not use the tabs until the boat has reached the desired speed and the power trim has been adjusted to the proper setting. BASIC OPERATING TECHNIQUES . 4. you will notice it causes the boat to veer off course slightly. COBALT BOATS . you may toggle the light switch (rapidly turning the light off the immediately back on). do not force down. Correct for this as it happens. then illuminate.S. 6. Accelerate the boat to planing speed.O.BOAT OPERATION IV TELESCOPING ANCHOR LIGHT .OPTIONAL To activate.S. Please consult your Cobalt dealer for further information. It is illegal to use your docking lights while cruising. contact your Cobalt dealer.5 second computer check. Make sure both tabs are fully raised. raise the tabs completely and repeat the procedure.OPTIONAL Docking lights are to be used for docking only. • Operate only one tab at a time and in small increments. until it is toggled again. and continue flashing S. The anchor light will first raise into position. Make it a habit to raise both tabs each time the boat is slowed to less than planing speed. If in doubt. TRIM TABS . You may turn the anchor light off in either mode and it will retract automatically. raise or lower both tabs until desired attitude is obtained. • Before accelerating. To operate the S.OWNER’S MANUAL 22 . turn on the navigation light switch.OPTIONAL The trim tabs are a separate system in themselves and are not to be used in lieu of the engine power trim system. After desired attitude is obtained. 2. 3. The light will start to flash the Morse code S. The top of the lens will be flush with the top of the deck ring. Wait a minimum of two seconds as the light runs a circuit check. the light will immediately turn off and after a 1. If not. turn on the anchor light and allow it to fully extend and illuminate.

and switch to either or both batteries. This will keep one battery in reserve should the other fail. nothing in the boat will operate except for the automatic bilge pump. the entire boat is isolated electrically with the exception of the automatic bilge pump circuit. If you have the optional dual battery system. Battery selection should be made with engine off only.OWNER’S MANUAL . you essentially have one larger battery and if a failure should occur with the electrical systems or either battery. the switch should be in “position 1” or “position 2” rather than the “all” position. In the off position. Under normal situations. The purpose of dual batteries is to keep one as a spare. both batteries will end up discharged. make sure the master switch is in the “1” or “2” position.OPTIONAL (STANDARD ON 292/293) This option gives you the ability to isolate the entire boat from the batteries. With this switch turned off. DUAL BATTERY AND SWITCH . 23 COBALT BOATS .BOAT OPERATION IV SINGLE BATTERY SWITCH Your Cobalt is equipped with a master battery switch. We recommend alternating batteries on a daily basis. You can operate the boat with the switch in the “both” position but not for extended periods. In the “both” position.

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It is advisable to maintain a service log to record service checks. so you can determine when it’s time for servicing.OWNER’S MANUAL V ENGINE OPERATION/MAINTENANCE/SERVICING Included with your owner’s packet is your engine manual(s).e. Boat trailers designed for specific model boats provide excellent support for your Cobalt for long term storage. moisture will not be able to move to the engine bilge area and out of the boat. such as oil changes. In frigid zones. Remove the transom drain plug. Please read this manual thoroughly and become acquainted with this information. i. Store all bow cushions in the open position and open all storage areas. If the boat is stored with the bow down. GENERATOR AND MUFFLER Consult your Cobalt Dealer for information about this procedure. Freeze damage is not covered by warranty. Mold and mildew may form as a result of the inability of moisture to escape. The following systems require winterization: ENGINE WATER SYSTEM Consult your Cobalt Dealer for information about this procedure. be particularly attentive to items that can be damaged by freezing. the importance of reading your engine manual(s) and following the manufacturer’s instructions for breaking-in your engine(s).TECHNICAL INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . the same attitude as if the boat were floating at rest. TOILET SYSTEM Consult your Cobalt Dealer for information about this procedure. Preparing for winter lay up is important. Good storage is very important whether indoors or outdoors. WINTERIZING AND OFF-SEASON STORAGE Store your Cobalt with the bow slightly elevated. A maintenance log is also required when requesting warranty using the extended warranty supplied with your new Cobalt. If 25 . THE BREAK-IN PERIOD We cannot stress enough. HOT WATER HEATER Consult your Cobalt dealer for information about this procedure. AIR CONDITIONING Consult your Cobalt Dealer for information about this procedure. This manual was prepared by the engine manufacturer and contains information concerning the operation and care of your engine..

Remove battery. especially when accompanied by airborne dirt. Check it periodically during the off-season. charged to capacity. Bow Tonneau. Store on a wooden shelf or wood base. Cockpit Tonneau Trailering Overnight Protection Not designed for storage use 3. such as shrink wrap. Camper Top. blistering. BURNING OF SKIN AND SEVERE GASTROINTESTINAL DAMAGE IF INGESTED. provide adequate ventilation to prevent mold or mildew. consult your Cobalt dealer. COBALT BOATS . consult your Cobalt Dealer. Please refer to your Care and Maintenance Sheet of Awlgrip or Awlcraft supplied with your boat. Bimini Top Day or Night Boating Not designed for storage use 2. BATTERY ACID CAN CAUSE BLINDNESS IF SPLASHED IN EYES. the cover system should be ventilated to allow the coating system to “breathe”. Side Curtains. whether synthetic or natural fiber. can abrade the surface and cause premature loss of gloss. Stern Curtain. Store in a dry. Covers and tarps. blocks. Mooring Cover Storage .TECHNICAL INFORMATION V you are storing your Cobalt by some other means. 1. rack. hoists.. AVOID CONTACT WITH BATTERY ACID. Caution should be used to ensure that the tarp does not chafe against the surface. The mooring cover listed in item 3 is made of 100% Sharkskin™ polyester. ARCH (OPTIONAL) MAINTENANCE Do not “shrink wrap” or tightly bind the surface with plastic wrappings. etc. For further information. Recharge monthly. Your dealer can assist you in making sure your boat has proper support.short or long term If a temporary poly cover. Acrylic does not breathe as well as polyester. Such chafing. Canopy Top. covered place. or delamination of the topcoat. is used. an acrylic material. When tarping a boat for storage. This condition can trap and hold moisture on the surface and may result in loss of gloss. The canvas listed in items 1 and 2 are made of Sunbrella. therefore all moisture cannot escape the boat when covered.OWNER’S MANUAL 26 . It is very important the proper canvas is used as designed. USE EXTREME CAUTION. should not be pulled tight to painted surfaces.

. . . Air/Water Temperature Gauge Telescoping Anchor Light .5 amp . . . . . alcohol can deteriorate it. The 190 breaker panel is located under the dash. . . For this reason. . . . . . . . . especially during periods of storage.20 amp (located behind dash or breaker used on dash) . . . . GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. . . . .1 amp (located behind dash) .TECHNICAL INFORMATION V FUEL REQUIREMENTS The fuel line between the fuel tank and the fuel inlet of the engine is made of a synthetic. . . . simply push the breaker button in and release. . . .1 amp (located behind dash) . . . Sump Pump* . IN-LINE FUSE COMPONENTS: Depth Sounder . YOUR FUEL SYSTEM SHOULD BE CHECKED BEFORE EACH OPERATION. . . . . . . .8 amp *Fuses are located behind the cabin electric panel 27 COBALT BOATS . . . Trim Tab Control .5 amp . . . . . . . . . . . . Circuit Breakers Most electrical standard equipment devices are controlled with circuit breakers. . . . . . AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR. These breakers will activate if overloaded and cut power to the switch. . . . (Breakers do not require fuse replacement). . . .4 amp (located at light) . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL . EXTREME CAUTION SHOULD BE USED AT ALL TIMES. . . CO Monitor* . . . . . Stereo . . . . . . . Check the failed component for the possibility of an in-line fuse if a tripped circuit breaker is not found. . HAVE YOUR FUEL SYSTEM THOROUGHLY CHECKED BY A CERTIFIED COBALT SERVICE TECHNICIAN. . . . . . . . . it is suggested you have your Cobalt dealer inspect this fuel line at least annually and replace. . . flexible material and although it is the best material available. . . . . . . . . .1 amp . . . Head Blower* 3” . .4 amp . Fuel level indicator system is designed to provide quick response to fuel level. Tank Level Monitor System* . To restore power. . . . . Therefore.10 or 20 amp (breaker used on dash) . . . . FUSES Some electrical components have in-line fuses in them. . . . . . . . . . Head Blower* 4” . . . if necessary. . some oscillation of the fuel gauge needle is normal during operation.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speedometer Voltmeter . . Dome Light . . . . . . #1004 Telescoping Stern Light . #71 Stern Light Bulb .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #1004 or #211 #1141 #1044 #90 GE 912 #211 194 194 658 658 658 658 658 SF2 SD2 S11 SH2 SC2 SC2 SC2 INSTRUMENT LIGHTS Tachometer . . . . . . . .. . . . . . COBALT BOATS . Black Rectangular Courtesy Light Chrome Courtesy Light (Round) Overhead Console Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . Cuddy Cabin Reading Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL 28 . #PL 1280X INTERNAL LIGHTS Open Bulb Utility Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TECHNICAL INFORMATION V LIGHTING/BULB REPLACEMENT EXTERNAL LIGHTS Bow Light Bulb(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Pressure Temperature Fuel . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trim .. . . . .

or other equipment or accessories which are separately warranted by the manufacturers thereof (appropriate adjustments therefore being provided by the respective manufacturer). but not limited to. controls. or damages for claims of third parties against the purchaser. or damages for loss of profits. the original retail purchaser must return the warranty registration card to Cobalt Boats within ten (10) days after purchase of any new Cobalt boat covered by this warranty. two-year limited transferable warranty on other component parts.WARRANTY PROCEDURE AND OWNER RESPONSIBILITY COBALT BOATS . upholstery damage. In no event shall the owner of any Cobalt boat. outdrives. as set forth herein. arising within the applicable warranty period. transom and deck/hull joints.other than the hull and deck. upholstery. batteries. motor mounts. Cobalt Boats shall not be liable for special or consequential damages. (3) windshield leakage.OWNER’S MANUAL VI COBALT WARRANTY Ten-year limited transferable warranty on hull and deck structure. covered by this warranty. including floor. such as. Cobalt Boats warrants the gelcoat finish. as set forth herein. must be made in writing by the owner of the Cobalt boat or by an authorized Cobalt Boats dealer to Cobalt Boats within thirty (30) days after the discovery of the alleged basis 29 . stringers. Notification of any warranty claim. commencing with the date of delivery to the original retail purchaser. and (4) any Cobalt boat which has been altered. of each new Cobalt boat to be free from structural defects in material and workmanship under normal recommended use for a period of ten (10) years from the date of delivery to the original retail purchaser. as set forth above. have any rights or benefits under this warranty which are greater than the rights and benefits which would have been available under this warranty to the original retail purchaser of such Cobalt boat had the original retail purchaser remained the owner of such Cobalt boat. components not having their own warranty and all components manufactured by Cobalt Boats. This warranty does not apply to (1) engines. subject to misuse. negligence or accident. The rights and benefits granted under this warranty to the original retail purchaser of a new Cobalt boat shall extend to any owner of such Cobalt boat during the applicable warranty period. Cobalt Boats warrants the hull and deck. carpet damage and gelcoat damage. or used for racing or commercial purposes. of each new Cobalt boat to be free from structural defects in material and workmanship under normal recommended use for a period of two (2) years from the date of delivery to the original retail purchaser. damages for cost of replacement goods. and any subsequent owner of a Cobalt boat during the applicable warranty period must give written notice of acquisition of a Cobalt boat to Cobalt Boats within ten (10) days after such purchase. (2) engines or accessories installed by persons or parties other than Cobalt Boats. To validate this warranty. provided this warranty is validated by such owner.

warranty repairs shall be made without charge by an authorized Cobalt Boats dealer or. records of all service performed should the extended powertrain warranty be needed. take the time to read the other manuals supplied to you by your dealer. If you sell your Cobalt to anyone other than an authorized Cobalt dealer. shall be at the owners’ expense. Kansas. IF YOU SELL YOUR COBALT Your warranties are transferable. In no event shall the liability of Cobalt Boats under this warranty exceed the purchase price of the specific item or items to which this warranty relates. WARRANTY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS All Cobalt warranty service must be completed by an authorized Cobalt dealer. for warranty repairs.WARRANTY PROCEDURE AND OWNER RESPONSIBILITY VI for any warranty claim. Your dealer submitted the necessary forms to implement this warranty. EXTENDED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY Your Cobalt warranty includes an Extended Limited Powertrain Warranty. as set forth above. This warranty constitutes the only express warranty covering a new Cobalt boat. at the option of Cobalt Boats. Transportation to and from an authorized Cobalt Boats dealer. COBALT BOATS . Kansas. In addition.OWNER’S MANUAL 30 . You must keep. If the proper transfer procedures are not followed. you may also have other rights and remedies which vary from state to state. Any claims against Cobalt Boats without prior approval from Cobalt Boats on repairs completed by a non-authorized dealership may be denied. whose decision will be final. Any implied warranty. All warranty repairs shall be subject to the authorization of factory-trained personnel of Cobalt Boats. It is important you have your Cobalt serviced per the engine manufacturer’s recommended instructions. Please read the extended warranty manual supplied to you by Passport Premiere. During the applicable warranty period. by Cobalt Boats at its plant in Neodesha. which may be determined to pertain to any component of a new Cobalt boat. please contact your Cobalt dealer. If you have any questions referencing your Extended Powertrain Warranty. and/or to and from the Cobalt Boats plant in Neodesha. in your possession. you must contact him so he may assist you in coordinating the warranty repairs. it is necessary you read and understand this manual. OWNER RESPONSIBILITY/WARRANTY PROCEDURE BEFORE OPERATING Before operating your new Cobalt. If you are not able to return your boat to your selling dealership. future warranty may be denied. Also. This is to prove the required maintenance has been performed. and limited to two (2) years on all other component parts covered by the express warranty as set forth above. please call Cobalt Boats for the appropriate warranty transfer information (800-468-5764 or 316-325-2653). This warranty gives you specific rights and remedies. except in those states which have other limitations on the duration of an implied warranty. is limited to ten (10) years on the hull and deck structure.

BATTERY ACID CAN CAUSE BLINDNESS IF SPLASHED IN EYES. Battery connections loose or corroded . see your Authorized Cobalt Service Dealer. 31 . ENGINE RUNS ERRATICALLY See your Authorized Cobalt Dealer. Charge battery. WHENEVER CHECKING FOR ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS USE EXTREME CAUTION. Make sure the lanyard is installed with the switch holding the lanyard in place. BURNING OF SKIN AND SEVERE GASTROINTESTINAL DAMAGE IF INGESTED. If condition persists. Starter connections loose .Check for loose connections and corrosion. disconnect battery.Check connections and tighten. GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE! GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN HANDLING GASOLINE! STARTER WON’T CRANK ENGINE Ignition switch inoperative .OWNER’S MANUAL VII TROUBLE SHOOTING IGNITION SAFETY SWITCH Your Cobalt is equipped with an ignition safety switch located on the lower lip of the dashboard.Check level of electrolyte. Please consult your Cobalt dealer. Throttle position . USE EXTREME CAUTION. Change position of throttle only slightly. If solenoid clicks when attempting to start engine.see Authorized Cobalt Dealer.Check to see that remote control is in start or neutral position. Dead battery . check battery connections. Clean connections and tighten.COBALT BOATS .

ENGINE VIBRATES Propeller condition . Check for weeds on propeller or gear case. USE EXTREME CAUTION.Check spark plug electrodes and ceramic.Clean if marine growth is present.Fill tank with correct fuel. In many of these engines. See Authorized Cobalt dealer. PERFORMANCE LOSS Throttle not fully open . Blow out line and vent. Should such a circumstance occur.Check for excessive water. (See chart in owner’s manual). Improper propeller selection . FUEL INJECTION ENGINES Fuel injection engines have safety circuitry built in that monitors many different functions of the engine and drive system. Check for weeds on propeller.Reduce load. a malfunction that the operator may not be aware of. Excessive bilge water .TROUBLE SHOOTING VII GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE. Fuel tank vent and line plugged .Insure all connections are clean and tight.Check to see that throttle opens fully at engine. High tension leads loose or deteriorated . bent or broken propeller. Fuel pump malfunction .Check operation of pump. COBALT BOATS .Check for bent. please check with your Cobalt dealer as soon as possible. Overheating . Improper fuel .Immediately turn off the engine and contact your Cobalt dealer. can trigger a safety circuit in the engine causing it to automatically slow down and run rough.Select proper propeller pitch and diameter. drain bilge. Boat overloaded . See your Authorized Cobalt Dealer. Boat trim . broken or damaged propeller.Distribute boat load evenly. Replace plugs.Stop and shut off engine. Clean and regap. See your Authorized Cobalt Dealer.Check for restriction in line and vent.OWNER’S MANUAL 32 . ENGINE RUNS BUT BOAT MAKES LITTLE OR NO PROGRESS Fouled or damaged propeller . if necessary. Spark plug condition . Boat hull condition .

. . . . . . . . . Freeboard(aft) . . . . Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) . .20” . Deadrise . . . .18’6” .40 gal. . . . . . . .26” . . .35” . .38” LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS 5. .2825lbs. . . . . .1 . Capacity . . . . . . .1380 lbs 626 kg Ignition Safety Switch Stern Light Storage Battery Switch Bilge Pump Outlet Stern Light Receptacle Fuel Fill Serial Number 190. . . . Beam .20 deg. . . . . . .8 persons . . . . . . . . . . Capacity by weight . Transom Height . . . Freeboard(fwd) . . . . . . . . Dry Weight .64 m 2. . .OWNER’S MANUAL 190 SPECIFICATIONS Centerline . . . Fuel Capacity . . .8’ 1” . . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . . Draft(drive up) . . . . . . . . . .54” 137 cm .46 m 1281 kg 20 deg 151 L 50 cm 88 cm 66 cm 96 cm Fuel Tank Vent Glove Box/ Ice Chest Circuit Breaker Panel Ice Chest Fire Extinguisher . . . . . . .

Circuit Breakers . ANC.Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat. Trim Gauge . If the button continues to pop out.shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. bow light and stern light. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. Center position . Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine.Controls equipment as labeled.Pressure can vary according to type of engine. 10.Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running.Push to reset if necessary.(Revolutions Per Minute) 4.shows the condition of charge in the battery.off. is located under the deck. NAV. it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts.navigation (running) lights. It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position. 2.The horn. 7. Oil Pressure Gauge . itself. 12 VDC Receptacle COBALT BOATS . NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. position . 12. 6. Horn Button . With the engine at idle or not running. it should show 12 to 14 volts.OWNER’S MANUAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 13 9 10 11 10 12 190. THIS INCLUDES BOW LIGHT AND REMOVABLE STERN LIGHT.stern light only. Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle). Ignition Key Switch 8. Fuel Gauge . It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle. 5. Tachometer . position . 9. Two Position Switch . consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer.2 . 11. Voltmeter . SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. Temperature Gauge . YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. The 190 breaker panel is located under the dash. (depending on type of oil. 13.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 190 INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 3. Three Position Exterior Light Switch.

PROPELLERS . FOLD DOWN BOARDING LADDER LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF. There is a large handle on the inboard side of the mechanism that when loosened. The 190 driver’s captain’s chair is adjustable fore and aft and also rotates. 2) the pitch. The chair can be turned while holding the handle up. ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. allows the seat to slide fore and aft. and. Caution should be used while using ladder.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 190 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chair has the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking. ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. engine condition. and. To rotate the seat assembly.3 COBALT BOATS . DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT. Operational characteristics of your boat. vibration or sudden loss of speed. DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM. You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion. marine growth on the bottom. A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter.GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s). (See warning label section). Ladder folds up and is held in place with detent catch. Other factors include damage to the 190. DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”. Releasing the handle will allow the rotation mechanism to lock in increments of 45°.OWNER’S MANUAL . The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers. there is a handle on the forward edge of the mechanism that can be lifted. Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance. including its speed.

PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART Mdl 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Engine 3.00 2. Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced. part # 48-83283A45 48-832832A45 48-832832A45 48-823667A6/68A6 48-832830A45 48-832832A45 48-13702A45 48-823667A6/68-A6 48-832830A45 48-13702A45 48-823667A6/68-A6 3850302-5 3851498-0 3850302-5 3851497-2 3850302-5 3851496-4 3850302-5 3851496-4 COBALT BOATS .89 2.89 2.60 1. INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS.0Gi Drive ALpha ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL 4 BBL 4 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body std.43 1.0Gi 5. This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded.81 2.62 1.5 x 23 13 3/4 x 21 13 3/4 x 21 26's 14.62 1.79 2.0L 5.0L 5.65 2.32 1.0GL 5.20 1.43 1.20 1.40 2.32 php 135 190 190 205 205 210 210 220 220 220 240 240 240 190 190 205 205 220 220 250 250 Prop Dscpt 13.20 1.65 2.32 1.0L EFI 5.0L 5.4 . do not substitute aluminum propellers.43 1.0L EFI 5.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 190 prop(s).0L EFI 4. Others are beyond human control.65 2.43 1. DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers. tides.47 1.3Gi 4.0L 4. ratio 2.81 1.32 1.81 2.3GL 4.62 2. you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees.00 1.3LH 4.3L 4. In this instance. water temperature and direction of wind.3LH 4.3L EFI 5.65 2.95 1.95 Opt 2.43 1.20 1.5 x 19 14 3/4 x 21 26's 14 1/4 x 21 RH F8 14 1/4 x 21 RH F7 14 1/4 x 21 RH F6 14 1/4 x 21 RH F6 Mfg.3L 4.43 1.62 2. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance.32 1.60 1.79 2.3Gi 5.3GL 4.3L EFI 4.5 x 19 13 3/4 x 21 14 3/4 x 21 26's 14.0GL 5.81 2.OWNER’S MANUAL 190.79 2.79 2. PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power.32 1.

20 deg. .1700 lbs 771 kg Ice Chest 206. . . . . .1 . . . . Beam . . Transom Height . . . . Fuel Capacity . . . . . Freeboard(fwd) .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dry Weight . . . Capacity by Weight .50 gal. . . . . .54” 137 cm . . . . . . . .42” Fuel Tank Vent Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch NAV Light Receptacle Bilge Pump Outlet Fuel Fill Serial Number LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS 6. . . . . . Draft(drive up) . . . .10 Persons . .21’0 . Capacity . . . . Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) .20” . . . Freeboard(aft) .OWNER’S MANUAL 206 SPECIFICATIONS Centerline .3100 lbs. .59 m 1406 kg 20 deg 189 L 50 cm 84 cm 51 cm 107 cm NAV Light Storage .20” . . . . . . . . . . .40 m 2. . . . . .33” . . . . .8’ 6” . . Deadrise . . . . . . . . . . . .

INSTRUMENT PANEL 3 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 1. With the engine at idle or not running. COBALT BOATS . Standing while driving your boat should only be done while maneuvering at an idle by an experienced driver. ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY. Voltmeter .(Revolutions Per Minute) 12 11 10 10 13 14 11 11 15 16 17 10 5. Fuel Gauge . Temperature Gauge .Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running.OWNER’S MANUAL 206.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 206 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chairs have the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking. With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position.shows the condition of charge in the battery. it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts. Fore and Aft adjustments . Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine. 2. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 4. Tachometer .2 . DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE. SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion. The chairs are adjustable fore and aft and also rotate.shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. it should show 12 to 14 volts. Do not allow the seat to swing freely. Rotation . Raise the lever on the opposite side of the pedestal. Make sure the mechanism is properly engaged to prevent seat movement while the boat is underway. 3. Rotate the seat to the desired position and lower the lever and tighten the knob to tighten the seat. DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”.A handle under the front lip of the seat when raised allows the seat to move.Loosen the “T” handle next to the pedestal under the seat.

Most accurate when engine is off. 16. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 206 6. Telescoping ladder is covered by ladder lid.The horn.Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle.Push to reset if necessary. 9. 206. Circuit Breakers .3 COBALT BOATS . Trim Tabs (optional) TELESCOPING BOARDING LADDER THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF.stern light only. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder. 7. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. position . 11. is located under the deck. NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information. Trim Gauge . CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES. THIS INCLUDES BOW LIGHT AND REMOVABLE STERN LIGHT.Pressure can vary according to type of engine. Lift ladder lid to access ladder. Caution should be used while using this ladder. (depending on type of oil. 13. Two Position Switch . Dimmer Switch .Controls equipment as labeled. If the button continues to pop out.OWNER’S MANUAL . Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain.off. Oil Pressure Gauge . pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle). (See warning label section). Depth Sounder . Water Temperature Gauge (optional) . 8. ANC. Ignition Key Switch 15. 12. consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer. Horn Button .navigation (running) lights. Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder. itself. 10. DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. position . Lift up on front of ladder to place overboard and telescope to full length.Your Cobalt is equipped with a dimmer switch which controls the intensity of the dash lights including the compass light. bow light and stern light. Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV. 14. ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. Center position . Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. Stereo Remote Control 17.Indicated outside water temperature.

including its speed. you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees. The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. In this instance. vibration or sudden loss of speed. This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded. COBALT BOATS . engine condition. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. 2) the pitch. Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance. may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions.4 . and.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 206 PROPELLERS . Other factors include damage to the prop(s). additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers. and. Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced. do not substitute aluminum propellers. DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers.GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s). PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM. marine growth on the bottom. water temperature and direction of wind. A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter.OWNER’S MANUAL 206. tides. Others are beyond human control. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance. INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. Operational characteristics of your boat.

95 1.95 Opt 2.20 1.65 2.0L 5.62 1.00 1.79 2.43 1.60 1.20 1.47 1.7GSi 5.0Gi 5.20 1.3GL 4.43 1.43 1.32 1.40 2.62 1.7L 5.65 2.7Gxi Drive ALpha ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL 4 BBL 4 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body std.0L 5.20 1.2 6.32 1.0Gi 5.00 2.20 1.00 1.50 2.43 1.3L EFI 4.60 1.81 1.0L EFI 5. ratio 2.51 1.7GS 5.47 1.89 2.62 1.65 2.3L 4.3L 4.3LH 4.7L EFI 5.65 2.65 2.3L EFI 5.65 2.32 1.0GL 5.60 2.51 1.95 1.43 1.43 1.0L 5.7GS 5.0L 4.0L EFI 5.32 1.7GSi 5.95 1.43 1.5 x 23 15 1/4 x 19 RH 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 28's 14 1/4 x 21 RH F8 14 1/4 x 21 RH F8 14 1/4 x 21 RH F6 14 1/4 x 21 RH F6 14 1/4 x 21 RH F7 14 1/4 x 21 RH F7 F8 206.3GL 4.2 4.3Gi 5.81 2.OWNER’S MANUAL .62 NA 2.32 1.47 1.79 2.3Gi 4.7L EFI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 6.3LH 4.81 2.65 2.20 1.95 1.43 1.51 1.47 1.7L 5.7L 5.62 1. part # 48-823667A6/68A6 48-834854A5 48-823667A6/68A6 48-834854A5 48-13700A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-832832A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-832832A45 48-13701A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-83283A45 48-13700A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A41 48-823669A6/70A6 3850302-5 3851498-0 3850302-5 3851498-0 3850302-5 3851496-4 3850302-5 3851496-4 3850302-5 3851497-2 3850302-5 3851497-2 3851498-0 PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART Mdl 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Engine 3.60 1.65 2.32 1.43 1.43 1.32 1.65 2.20 1.95 php 135 190 190 205 205 210 210 220 220 220 240 240 240 250 250 250 260 260 260 300 300 300 320 320 190 190 205 205 220 220 250 250 250 250 280 280 315 315 Prop Dscpt 26's 20 pitch 4 bld 26's 20 pitch 4 bld 15 1/4 x 19 RH 26's 13 3/4 x 21 28's 13 3/4 x 21 15 1/4 x 19 LH 28's 13.20 1.65 2.89 2.62 2.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 206 Mfg.5 COBALT BOATS .79 2.0GL 5.95 1.81 2.79 2.7Gxi 5.7L EFI 5.0L EFI 5.62 2.

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59 m 1723 kg 20 deg 189 L 50 cm 84 cm 51 cm 107 cm NAV Light Storage . . .8’ 6” . . . . .22’8” . . . . .1700 lbs 771 kg Ice Chest Wet Locker 226. . . . .50 gal. . Freeboard(fwd) . . Dry Weight . . Transom Height . . . . . Freeboard(aft) . . . . Fuel Capacity . . . . . Deadrise . .91 m 2.42” Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch Bilge Pump Outlet NAV Light Receptacle Fuel Fill Serial Number LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS Anchor Locker 6.33” . . . . . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL 226 SPECIFICATIONS Fuel Tank Vent Centerline . . . . . . . .1 . . . .54” 137 cm .20” . . .20” . . . Capacity by Weight . Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) . . . . . . .11 Persons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Capacity . . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . Draft(drive up) . .3800 lbs. . . .20 deg. . Beam . . . . .

shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE. Fuel Gauge . it should show 12 to 14 volts.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 226 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chairs have the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking. With the engine at idle or not running. Temperature Gauge . Rotation . YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. Do not allow the seat to swing freely. Fore and Aft adjustments . The chairs are adjustable fore and aft and also rotate.OWNER’S MANUAL 226. With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. Make sure the mechanism is properly engaged to prevent seat movement while the boat is underway. Rotate the seat to the desired position and lower the lever and tighten the knob to tighten the seat. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 10 14 13 11 11 12 11 10 15 16 17 10 4.Loosen the “T” handle next to the pedestal under the seat. It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position. INSTRUMENT PANEL 3 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 1.A handle under the front lip of the seat when raised allows the seat to move. Voltmeter . DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”. Standing while driving your boat should only be done while maneuvering at an idle by an experienced driver. Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine. You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion.shows the condition of charge in the battery.2 . it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts. SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. COBALT BOATS . ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY. Tachometer .Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running. Raise the lever on the opposite side of the pedestal. 2.(Revolutions Per Minute) 5. 3.

3 COBALT BOATS . Two Position Switch . (See warning label section).Indicated outside water temperature. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT. If the button continues to pop out. Stereo Remote Control 17. ANC. 11. Trim Gauge . NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle).Your Cobalt is equipped with a dimmer switch which controls the intensity of the dash lights including the compass light. 16. 12. Depth Sounder . 9. Trim Tabs (optional) TELESCOPING BOARDING LADDER THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF. 7. Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. position . is located under the deck.OWNER’S MANUAL . 10. Water Temperature Gauge (optional) . ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder. bow light and stern light.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 226 6.Pressure can vary according to type of engine. ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information. 14.off. 226. Ignition Key Switch 15. Caution should be used while using this ladder.navigation (running) lights. Lift ladder lid to access ladder.Controls equipment as labeled. Lift up on front of ladder to place overboard and telescope to full length.Push to reset if necessary.Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat. position . 13. 8. Horn Button . Center position .The horn. THIS INCLUDES BOW LIGHT AND REMOVABLE STERN LIGHT. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. Most accurate when engine is off. Circuit Breakers . itself.stern light only. Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder. Dimmer Switch . Telescoping ladder is covered by ladder lid. consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer. Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES. (depending on type of oil. Oil Pressure Gauge . DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV.

PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power.OWNER’S MANUAL 226. INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers. Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced. may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions. you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees. water temperature and direction of wind. COBALT BOATS . engine condition. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. 2) the pitch. and. Operational characteristics of your boat. Others are beyond human control. Other factors include damage to the prop(s). In this instance. including its speed. This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded.4 . The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance. vibration or sudden loss of speed. A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter. PROPELLERS .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 226 . tides. and. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM. do not substitute aluminum propellers. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance.GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s). additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers. marine growth on the bottom.

95 1.50 1.51 1.4GSi 8.7L EFI 5.62 1.62 1.65 2.7L 5.0Gi 5.3LH 4.00 2.50 1.7GSi 7.0L 5.65 2.0L 5.20 1.65 2.0L EFI 5. ratio 1.20 1.0L EFI 5.20 1.60 1.7L EFI 5.81 1.95 1.81 1.20 1.2GSi 8.0L EFI 5.7L 5.81 1.7L 5.81 2.5 COBALT BOATS .43 1.62 2.32 1.0GL 5.65 2.78 Opt 2.95 1.79 2.43 1.65 2.32 1.3Gi 4.95 1.3LH 4.47 1.62 1.1Gi 7.65 2.60 1.89 2.3L 4.3Gi 5. part # PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART Mdl 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 226 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Engine 4.3L EFI 5.00 1.50 1.7GS 5.81 2.7GSi 5.81 2.3GL 4.20 1.50 2.32 1.43 1.50 1.7L EFI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 7.43 1.65 2.20 1.95 1.20 1.7Gxi 8.3L EFI 4.4L MPI 6.50 2.65 2.60 2.0L 5.7Gxi 5.78 php 190 190 205 205 210 210 220 220 220 240 240 240 250 250 250 260 260 260 300 300 300 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 425 425 190 190 205 205 220 220 250 250 250 250 280 280 310 310 315 315 375 385 415 420 230 230 Prop Dscpt 14.32 1.60 1.78 1.5 x 19 15 1/4 x 19 RH 28's 13 3/4 x 21 15 1/4 x 19 RH 26's 14 3/4 x 21 28's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 24's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 28's 28's 48-7812040 48-823669A6/70A6 48-7812040 48-13700A41 48-823669A6/70A6 48-832832A45 48-13700A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13702A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A41 48-823665A6/66A6 48-13704A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A41 48-823669A6/70A6 48-823669A6/70A6 F8 F6 14 1/2 x 19 RH F6 14 1/2 x 19 RH F6 14 1/4 x 21 RH F6 F7 F6 F9 F7 F7 F8 14 1/4 x 25 RH 3851498-0 3851496-4 3850301-7 3851496-4 3850301-7 3851496-4 3850302-5 3851496-4 3851497-2 3851496-4 3851499 3851497-2 3851497-2 3851498-0 48-13706A45 226.65 2.95 1.79 2.78 1.47 1.20 1.47 1.4L MPI 7.32 1.0Gi 5.89 2.20 1.47 1.50 2.60 1.2MX MPI 6.95 1.43 1.65 2.50 2.78 1.43 1.78 1.79 2.4Gi 7.95 1.65 2.43 1.43 1.1GSi 4LHA-STZE 4LHA-STZE Drive ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP DP DP DP DP Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL 4 BBL 4 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL Throttle-Body 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Diesel std.65 2.81 1.62 1.20 1.3GL 4.43 1.4Gi 5.81 1.51 1.95 1.20 1.32 1.0GL 5.20 1.OWNER’S MANUAL .00 1.79 2.2MX MPI 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI 4.65 2.95 1.43 1.7GS 5.62 2.62 1.3L 4.20 1.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 226 Mfg.43 1.95 1.32 1.65 2.5 x 19 28's 14.51 1.

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. Freeboard(aft) .50 gal.8’ 6” . .91 m 2. . . Dry Weight . Deadrise . . . . .3800 lbs. .OWNER’S MANUAL 227 SPECIFICATIONS Fuel Tank Vent Centerline . . .35” . . . .1700 lbs 771 kg Ice Chest Wet locker 227. .1 .56” 137 cm . . . . . . . .11 Persons . . . . . . . . . . Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) .20” .22’8” . . . . Freeboard(fwd) . . . . . . Capacity . . . . . Capacity by Weight . . . . . . . . . . .59 m 1723 kg 20 deg 189 L 50 cm 84 cm 51 cm 107 cm NAV Light Storage . . . . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . . . . . . . . .20 deg. . . .20” . . . . . Transom Height . . . . . Beam . . . . . . . Fuel Capacity . . .42” Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch Bilge Pump Outlet NAV Light Receptacle Fuel Fill Serial Number LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS Anchor Locker 6. . . . . . Draft(drive up) .

It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 227 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chairs have the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking. Rotate the seat to the desired position and lower the lever and tighten the knob to tighten the seat.2 . it should show 12 to 14 volts. Tachometer . Standing while driving your boat should only be done while maneuvering at an idle by an experienced driver. Make sure the mechanism is properly engaged to prevent seat movement while the boat is underway. ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY. it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts.Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running. Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine.A handle under the front lip of the seat when raised allows the seat to move. Fore and Aft adjustments . INSTRUMENT PANEL 3 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 1. Fuel Gauge . Raise the lever on the opposite side of the pedestal.OWNER’S MANUAL 227. DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE. You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion. YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. COBALT BOATS . Do not allow the seat to swing freely.Loosen the “T” handle next to the pedestal under the seat.shows the condition of charge in the battery. The chairs are adjustable fore and aft and also rotate. Rotation . Voltmeter . With the engine at idle or not running.shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 4. 2.(Revolutions Per Minute) 5. DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”. 3. Temperature Gauge . 10 14 13 11 11 12 11 10 15 16 17 10 SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

12. 227.Controls equipment as labeled.Indicated outside water temperature. position . 14. 7. (See warning label section). Dimmer Switch . Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV. Horn Button . 10.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder.Pressure can vary according to type of engine.Your Cobalt is equipped with a dimmer switch which controls the intensity of the dash lights including the compass light. bow light and stern light. 8. Circuit Breakers .OWNER’S MANUAL . If the button continues to pop out. Telescoping ladder is covered by ladder lid. (depending on type of oil. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information.Push to reset if necessary. THIS INCLUDES BOW LIGHT AND REMOVABLE STERN LIGHT. Center position . Water Temperature Gauge (optional) . NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. Ignition Key Switch 15.3 COBALT BOATS .stern light only. Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine.navigation (running) lights. Oil Pressure Gauge . 13. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 227 6.off. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle. position . Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. Caution should be used while using this ladder. 11. Trim Gauge . ANC.The horn is located under the deck. Lift ladder lid to access ladder. ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. Most accurate when engine is off. Depth Sounder . EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. 16.Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat. pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle). Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder. consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer. Stereo Remote Control 17. DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. Trim Tabs (optional) TELESCOPING BOARDING LADDER THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF. Lift up on front of ladder to place overboard and telescope to full length. Two Position Switch . 9. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES.

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PROPELLERS - GENERAL
Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s). Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM, vibration or sudden loss of speed. A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter; and, 2) the pitch. The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. Operational characteristics of your boat, including its speed, may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions; additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers; marine growth on the bottom; and, engine condition. Other factors include damage to the prop(s), tides, water temperature and direction of wind. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance. Others are beyond human control. INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER!

STAINLESS STEEL
Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers. In this instance, do not substitute aluminum propellers. Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced.

PULLING POWER
If you need extra pulling power, you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees. This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded.

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Mfg. part # 48-16320A5

PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART
Mdl 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 227 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Engine 4.3L 4.3L 4.3LH 4.3LH 4.3L EFI 4.3L EFI 5.0L 5.0L 5.0L 5.0L EFI 5.0L EFI 5.0L EFI 5.7L 5.7L 5.7L 5.7L EFI 5.7L EFI 5.7L EFI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 7.4L MPI 7.4L MPI 6.2MX MPI 6.2MX MPI 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI 4.3GL 4.3GL 4.3Gi 4.3Gi 5.0GL 5.0GL 5.0Gi 5.0Gi 5.7GS 5.7GS 5.7GSi 5.7GSi 7.4Gi 7.4Gi 5.7Gxi 5.7Gxi 8.1Gi 7.4GSi 8.2GSi 8.1GSi 4LHA-STZE 4LHA-STZE Drive ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP DP DP DP DP Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL 4 BBL 4 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL Throttle-Body 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Diesel std. ratio 1.81 2.43 1.62 2.20 1.62 2.20 1.62 1.65 2.20 1.47 1.65 2.20 1.47 1.65 2.20 1.47 1.65 2.20 1.47 1.50 2.00 1.50 2.00 1.65 2.20 1.50 1.81 1.50 1.81 1.50 1.81 1.50 1.81 1.79 2.32 1.79 2.32 1.60 1.95 1.60 1.95 1.51 1.95 1.43 1.95 1.43 1.78 1.51 1.95 1.78 1.78 1.78 1.78 Opt 2.00 2.43 1.81 2.43 1.81 2.43 1.81 1.65 2.43 1.62 1.65 2.43 1.62 1.65 2.43 1.62 1.65 2.43 1.62 1.65 2.20 1.65 2.20 1.65 2.43 1.50 2.20 1.65 2.20 1.65 2.20 1.50 2.20 1.89 2.32 1.89 2.32 1.79 2.32 1.79 2.32 1.60 2.32 1.60 1.95 1.60 1.95 1.51 1.95 1.95 1.95 1.95 1.78 php 190 190 205 205 210 210 220 220 220 240 240 240 250 250 250 260 260 260 300 300 300 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 425 425 190 190 205 205 220 220 250 250 250 250 280 280 310 310 315 315 375 385 415 420 230 230 Prop Dscpt

13 1/2 x 23

15 1/4 x 19 RH 28's

48-13700A41 48-823669A6/70A6

26's 14.5 x 19 28's 15 1/4 x 19 RH

48-823667A6/68A6 48-7812040 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A41

28's

48-823669A6/70A6

F8

3851498-0

14 1/4 x 21 RH F5 F6 14 1/2 x 19 RH F6 F7 F5 F9

3850302-5 3851495-6 3851496-4 3850301-7 3851496-4 3851497-2 3851495-6 3851499

227.5

COBALT BOATS - OWNER’S MANUAL

23’ 2” . . . . . . . Capacity . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . Freeboard(aft) . . . . . . .21” . . . . . . . . . .06 m 2.55 gal. .54” 137 cm . . .59 m 1760 kg 20 deg 208 l 43 cm 86 cm 53 cm 109 cm . .20 deg. . Transom Height . .8’ 6” . . . . Dry Weight . .34” .3880 lbs. Beam . . . . . . . . . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . Freeboard(fwd) . . . . Draft(drive up) . .43” Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch NAV Light Receptacle Bilge Pump Outlet Fuel Fill Serial Number LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS Anchor Locker 7. . . . . . Fuel Capacity .OWNER’S MANUAL 232 SPECIFICATIONS Fuel Tank Vent Centerline . . . . . .11 Persons . . . . . . . . . .1700 lbs 771 kg NAV Light Storage 232.17” . . Capacity by Weight . . . Deadrise . . . . . . . Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) . . .

DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”.A handle under the front lip of the seat when raised allows the seat to move. YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1 2 3 4 5 1. Please consult your Cobalt dealer for further information. Fore and Aft Adjustment . Make sure the knob is tightened completely so the seat cannot rotate while underway. ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY. Trim Gauge . The chairs are adjustable fore and aft and also rotate. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 3.OWNER’S MANUAL 232.(Revolutions Per Minute) 5. Fuel Gauge . COBALT BOATS . DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 232 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chair has the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking.shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. Rotation . Temperature Gauge . make sure the mechanism is properly engaged to prevent seat movement while th boat is underway.Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat.2 .Your Cobalt is equipped with a Faria Compass. 4.Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running. You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion. Tachometer . The sensor is located in the ski storage area and is adjustable. Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 17 12 12 14 13 16 15 14 6. SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.A large knob next to the pedestal when loosened will allow the seat to rotate. Compass . 2.

Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. (depending on type of oil.OWNER’S MANUAL . Motor box electric actuator .Controls motor box electrically.Push to reset if necessary. NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING.The horn. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. The anchor light will first raise into position.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder. the pole will automatically retract into it’s below-deck storage position. Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV. pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle). CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN OPENING MANUALLY. If battery is low or disconnected. Two Position Switch . 17. ANC. THE MOTOR BOX ASSEMBLY IS VERY HEAVY. Use the safety support rod to support the assembly in the open position. 16. Oil Pressure Gauge . 15. turn on the navigation light switch. 10. consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer. Horn Button . It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. TELESCOPING ANCHOR LIGHT To activate. the light will immediately turn off and after a 1. 8.Indicated outside water temperature.navigation (running) lights. 12. With the engine at idle or not running. Center position . Dimmer Switch .off. position . Ignition Key Switch 14. the motor box can be raised manually. itself. Voltmeter .stern light only.3 COBALT BOATS . THIS INCLUDES BOW LIGHT AND REMOVABLE STERN LIGHT. 9.Your Cobalt is equipped with a dimmer switch which controls the intensity of the dash lights including the compass light. Water Temperature Gauge .shows the condition of charge in the battery. Most accurate when engine is off. it should show 12 to 14 volts.Pressure can vary according to type of engine. Simply grasp the lower forward edge of the assembly and raise. 13.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 232 7. Circuit Breakers . it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts. With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. is located under the deck. then illuminate. 11. Depth Sounder . When the light switch is turned off. If the button continues to pop out. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle. bow light and stern light.5 second computer check. The top of the lens will be flush with the top of the 232. position .Controls equipment as labeled.

may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions.S. until it is toggled again. Caution should be used while using this ladder. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM.GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s).MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 232 deck ring. The light will start to flash the Morse code S. A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter. Anytime thereafter. You may turn the anchor light off in either mode and it will retract automatically. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. water temperature and direction of wind. PROPELLERS . COBALT BOATS . tides. Others are beyond human control. The light will then illuminate constantly. (See warning label section). To operate the S. Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT. Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance. marine growth on the bottom. do not substitute aluminum propellers. and. vibration or sudden loss of speed. Wait a minimum of two seconds as the light runs a circuit check. contact your Cobalt dealer. The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. 2) the pitch. and continue flashing S. and. If the light does not retract automatically. Lift front of ladder to unfold and use. DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers.4 . engine condition. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES.S. additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers. Ladder folds and lays on swim platform. distress signal. FOLD DOWN BOARDING LADDER THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM.S. In this instance. Operational characteristics of your boat. turn on the anchor light and allow it to fully extend and illuminate. Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance. DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. do not force down.O.O. you may toggle the light switch (rapidly turning the light off the immediately back on). including its speed.OWNER’S MANUAL 232.O. INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. Other factors include damage to the prop(s). Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced.

0L EFI 5.20 1.81 1.1Gi 7.4L MPI 6.20 1.0Gi 5.43 1.7GSi 7.95 1.7L EFI 5.7L 5.65 2.0L EFI 5.43 1.20 1.81 1.50 1.78 1.78 1.51 1.4Gi 5.65 2.60 1.62 1.20 1.50 2.20 1.32 1.50 2.50 1.60 1.65 2.20 1.7Gxi 8.7GSi 5.95 1.2 MX MPI 6.0L 5.78 1.65 2.81 1.95 1.4L MPI 7.60 1.95 1.95 1.00 1. PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART Mdl 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Engine 5.81 1. part # PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power.78 1.65 2.62 1.0L EFI 5.65 2.65 2. This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded.78 php 220 220 240 240 240 250 250 250 260 260 260 300 300 300 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 425 425 220 220 250 250 250 250 280 280 310 310 315 315 375 385 415 420 230 230 Prop Dscpt 24's 15 1/4 x 15 15 1/4 x 19 RH 28's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 26's 14 1/4 x 21 RH 28's 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 26's 14 1/4 x 25 RH 28's 48-823665A6/66A6 48-78116A45 48-13700A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A45 48-823667A6/68A6 48-1370245 48-823669A6/70A6 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13706A45 48-823669A6/70A6 15 x 17 F5 F6 F5 14 1/4 x 21 RH F6 F6 F6 F7 F6 3850300-9 3851495-6 3851496-4 3851495-6 3850302-5 3851496-4 3851496-4 3851496-4 3851497-2 3851496-4 232.65 2.50 2.7L EFI 5.65 2.50 1.51 1. ratio 1.65 2.20 1.47 1.32 1.43 1.43 1.OWNER’S MANUAL .4GSi 8.5 COBALT BOATS .47 1.62 1.62 1.7L 5.79 2.47 1.7Gxi 5.4Gi 7.65 2.20 1.79 2.78 1.32 1. you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees.65 2.65 2.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 232 Mfg.50 2.0Gi 5.78 Opt 1.7L EFI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 7.1GSi 4LHA-STZE 4LHA-STZE Drive Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP DP DP DP DP Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Diesel std.65 2.7L 5.2 MX MPI 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI 5.20 1.43 1.0L 5.2GSi 8.0GL 5.60 1.47 1.50 1.60 2.20 1.95 1.7GS 5.0GL 5.51 1.20 1.7GS 5.95 1.78 1.95 1.78 1.43 1.43 1.00 1.

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. . Capacity .1700 lbs 771 kg Ice Chest Wet Locker Serial Number 246. . . . . . Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) . .24’4” . . . . Deadrise . . . . Transom Height . . .54” 137 cm .8’ 6” . . . Dry Weight . . . .21” . Capacity by Weight . . . . . . . . .70 gal. . . .59 m 1860 kg 20 deg 265 L 43 cm 86 cm 53 cm 109 cm NAV Light Storage . . . .17” . Beam . . . .12 Persons .OWNER’S MANUAL 246 SPECIFICATIONS Fuel Tank Vent Centerline . . . . . .20 deg. . . . . . . . .41 m 2. . . . . . . . . .43” Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch Bilge Pump Outlet NAV Light Receptacle Fuel Fill LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS Anchor Locker 7. . .34” . . . . . . . .4100 lbs. Freeboard(fwd) . . . . . . Freeboard(aft) .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . . . . Fuel Capacity . . Draft(drive up) . . . . . . . . . . .1 . .

2 . The chairs are adjustable fore and aft and also rotate.Loosen the “T” handle next to the pedestal under the seat.A handle under the front lip of the seat when raised allows the seat to move. it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts. SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY. Rotation . Rotate the seat to the desired position and lower the lever and tighten the knob to tighten the seat. Standing while driving your boat should only be done while maneuvering at an idle by an experienced driver.Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running. 2.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 246 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chairs have the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking.shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank.shows the condition of charge in the battery. it should show 12 to 14 volts. With the engine at idle or not running. Tachometer . Temperature Gauge . With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”. COBALT BOATS . Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 4. INSTRUMENT PANEL 3 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 1. Voltmeter . It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position. You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion.(Revolutions Per Minute) 10 10 14 13 11 11 12 11 15 16 17 10 5. YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. Fuel Gauge . Fore and Aft adjustments . Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine. Make sure the mechanism is properly engaged to prevent seat movement while the boat is underway. 3. DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE. Raise the lever on the opposite side of the pedestal. Do not allow the seat to swing freely.OWNER’S MANUAL 246.

Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat. (depending on type of oil. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information.The horn is located under the deck. DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. Lift up on front of ladder to place overboard and telescope to full length. 246. 11. Two Position Switch . NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. bow light and stern light. 16. position . consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer.off.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder. Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. Depth Sounder . 10. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder.Your Cobalt is equipped with a dimmer switch which controls the intensity of the dash lights including the compass light. ANC. 13. Center position .Indicated outside water temperature. pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle). position . Circuit Breakers . Telescoping ladder is covered by ladder lid. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 246 6. Most accurate when engine is off. THIS INCLUDES BOW LIGHT AND REMOVABLE STERN LIGHT. 8. Dimmer Switch . Lift ladder lid to access ladder. Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM.navigation (running) lights.Pressure can vary according to type of engine. Caution should be used while using this ladder. Ignition Key Switch 15. Water Temperature Gauge (optional) . Trim Tabs (optional) TELESCOPING BOARDING LADDER THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF. If the button continues to pop out. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle. Oil Pressure Gauge . (See warning label section). 7. Trim Gauge . 12. Horn Button .Controls equipment as labeled.OWNER’S MANUAL .3 COBALT BOATS . MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. 14. 9.stern light only.Push to reset if necessary. Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. Stereo Remote Control 17.

2) the pitch.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 246 HEAD COMPARTMENT 1. please check the manuals supplied in your owner’s packet. marine growth on the bottom. water temperature and direction of wind. Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced. Others are beyond human control. For operation of the porti potti. Make sure the head compartment door assembly is closed and latched while the boat is underway. do not substitute aluminum propellers. vibration or sudden loss of speed. Operational characteristics of your boat. PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power. The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM. including its speed. and. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. PROPELLERS . COBALT BOATS . electric head. 2. Other factors include damage to the prop(s). DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers. Do not allow to swing freely. you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees. engine condition. pump out or macerator. and.4 . This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded. Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance. additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers. tides. In this instance.OWNER’S MANUAL 246. A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter. may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions.GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s). INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS.

43 1.0L 5.2 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI 5. ratio 1.50 2.62 1.1GSi 4LHA-STZE 4LHA-STZE Drive ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP DP DP DP DP Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Diesel std.51 1.95 1.65 2.20 1.95 1.2 6.79 2.95 1.95 1.7L 5.81 1.62 1.20 1.OWNER’S MANUAL .32 1.0L EFI 5.60 2.20 1.60 1.4Gi 7.20 1.47 1.65 2.20 1.65 2.50 1.20 1.7L EFI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 7.43 1.4L MPI 7.20 1.78 php 220 220 220 240 240 240 250 250 250 260 260 260 300 300 300 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 425 425 220 220 250 250 250 250 280 280 310 310 315 315 375 385 415 420 230 230 Prop Dscpt 24's 15 1/4 x 15 15 1/4 x 19 RH 28's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 24's 14 1/4 x 21 RH 26's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 26's 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 26's 14 1/4 x 25 RH 28's 26's 15 x 17 F5 F6 F6 14 1/4 x 21 RH F5 F6 F5 F8 F6 F6 48-823665A6/66A6 48-78116A45 48-13700A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A45 48-823665A6/66A6 48-1370245 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13700A45 48-823667A6/68A6 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13706A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-823667A6/68A6 3850300-9 3851495-6 3851496-4 3851496-4 3850302-5 3851495-6 3851496-4 3851495-6 3851498-0 3851496-4 3851496-4 246.50 1.81 1.00 1.7L EFI 5.65 2.47 1.95 1.78 1.60 1. part # PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART Mdl 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 246 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Engine 5.65 2.0L 5.7GSi 7.78 1.20 1.65 2.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 246 Mfg.20 1.0Gi 5.4Gi 5.7L EFI 5.62 1.7GSi 5.20 1.50 1.7GS 5.81 1.32 1.4L MPI 6.65 2.43 1.43 1.79 2.81 1.62 1.65 2.0L EFI 5.5 COBALT BOATS .78 Opt 1.78 1.95 1.2GSi 8.7L 5.65 2.43 1.43 1.7L 5.0GL 5.65 2.78 1.95 1.65 2.43 1.20 1.65 2.78 1.62 1.95 1.50 1.51 1.50 2.4GSi 8.50 2.7GS 5.81 1.65 2.65 2.0L 5.0GL 5.50 2.1Gi 7.95 1.0Gi 5.0L EFI 5.00 1.60 1.78 1.32 1.60 1.47 1.7Gxi 8.47 1.7Gxi 5.60 1.

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. . Dry Weight .41” . . . . . Draft(drive up) . . . Deadrise . . . .1700 lbs 771 kg NAV Light Storage 252. .62 m 2. Capacity by Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . .4350lbs. .26” . . . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . . . . . . . Capacity . . . . . . . .8’ 6” . .1 . . . .20” . . . .59 m 1973 kg 20 deg 276 l 50 cm 104 cm 66 cm 121 cm . . Beam . . . . . Freeboard(aft) . . . Fuel Capacity . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL 252 SPECIFICATIONS Centerline . . . . Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) . . . .12 Persons . . .73 gal. . . . . . . . . .20 deg. . .57” 144 cm . . .48” Fuel Tank Vent Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch Ice Chest Bilge Pump Outlet NAV Light Receptacle Fuel Fill Serial Number LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS Anchor Locker 7.25’ . . . Freeboard(fwd) . . . . . . Transom Height . . . .

Fuel Gauge . it COBALT BOATS . 2.A handle under the front lip of the seat when raised allows the seat to move. it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1 2 3 4 5 1. Please consult your Cobalt dealer for further information. Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine.(Revolutions Per Minute) 5. It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position. make sure the mechanism is properly engaged to prevent seat movement while th boat is underway. With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. Tachometer . Compass .shows the condition of charge in the battery. With the engine at idle or not running. DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Faria Compass. Voltmeter . 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 17 12 12 14 13 16 15 14 6.. ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY. Trim Gauge . Rotation .shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. 4. Temperature Gauge .Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat. SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.OWNER’S MANUAL 252.A large knob next to the pedestal when loosened will allow the seat to rotate. 7. You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion. YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. The sensor is located in the ski storage locker and is adjustable. Make sure the knob is tightened completely so the seat cannot rotate while underway.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 252 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chairs have the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking. Fore and Aft Adjustment . The chairs are adjustable fore and aft and also rotate.2 .Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 3. DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”.

turn on the anchor light and allow it to fully extend and illuminate. Motor box electric actuator .Controls equipment as labeled. 16.O. Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV. If battery is low or disconnected. 13. Horn Button . Dimmer Switch . 9.OWNER’S MANUAL . 15.3 COBALT BOATS .Push to reset if necessary.S. bow light and stern light. distress signal. Most accurate when engine is off. position . 8.S. Circuit Breakers .Your Cobalt is equipped with a dimmer switch which controls the intensity of the dash lights including the compass light. The light will start to flash the Morse code S. contact your Cobalt dealer. 11. NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. The top of the lens will be flush with the top of the deck ring. 10. then illuminate. and continue 252. Two Position Switch . Center position .O. THE MOTOR BOX ASSEMBLY IS VERY HEAVY. Depth Sounder . TELESCOPING ANCHOR LIGHT To activate. the light will immediately turn off and after a 1. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information. Anytime thereafter. To operate the S. Water Temperature Gauge .Pressure can vary according to type of engine.The horn. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle. the pole will automatically retract into it’s below-deck storage position. The anchor light will first raise into position.Controls motor box electrically. position . you may toggle the light switch (rapidly turning the light off the immediately back on).5 second computer check. (depending on type of oil.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder. is located under the deck. CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN OPENING MANUALLY. Simply grasp the lower forward edge of the assembly and raise. pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle). the motor box can be raised manually. 12. If the light does not retract automatically. 14.navigation (running) lights. Use the safety support rod to support the assembly in the open position. itself. turn on the navigation light switch. Wait a minimum of two seconds as the light runs a circuit check. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer. ANC. do not force down.Indicated outside water temperature. When the light switch is turned off.off. If the button continues to pop out.stern light only. Oil Pressure Gauge . Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. Ignition Key Switch 14.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 252 should show 12 to 14 volts.

You may turn the anchor light off in either mode and it will retract automatically. Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced. may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions. In this instance. pump out or macerator.S. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM. Others are beyond human control. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES. (See warning label section). INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 252 flashing S.OWNER’S MANUAL 252.4 . vibration or sudden loss of speed. 2) the pitch. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance. Do not allow to swing freely. DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers. tides. DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. Other factors include damage to the prop(s). including its speed. FOLD DOWN BOARDING LADDER THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF. do not substitute aluminum propellers.O. For operation of the porti potti. water temperature and direction of wind. A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter. until it is toggled again. Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. and. Caution should be used while using this ladder. additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers. and. Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance. 2. ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. engine condition. Ladder folds and lays on swim platform. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM. Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. please check the manuals supplied in your owner’s packet. PROPELLERS . Lift front of ladder to unfold and use. marine growth on the bottom. HEAD COMPARTMENT 1. COBALT BOATS . electric head. Make sure the head compartment door assembly is closed and latched while the boat is underway. Operational characteristics of your boat. The light will then illuminate constantly.GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s). EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT.

81 1.50 2.47 1.65 2.60 2.65 2.20 1.65 2.7GS 5. PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART Mdl 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Engine 5.43 1.78 1. ratio 1.95 1.50 1.50 1.95 1.43 1.78 php 250 250 250 260 260 260 300 300 300 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 425 425 470 250 250 280 280 310 310 315 315 375 385 415 420 230 230 Prop Dscpt 24's 48-823665A6/66A6 28's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 26's 26's 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A45 48-823667A6/68A6 48-823667A6/68A6 14 1/4 x 21 RH 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 28's 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 48-1370245 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A45 F6 F5 F6 F7 F6 F7 3851496-4 3851495-6 3851496-4 3851497-2 3851496-4 3851497-2 252.78 1.7L 5.20 1.60 1.65 2.50 2.20 1.81 1.7L 5.47 1.65 2.62 1.7GSi 5.78 1.81 1.7L EFI 5.43 1.50 2.7L EFI 5.2 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI 500 EFI 5.4Gi 7.60 1.95 1.1GSi 4LHA-STZE 4LHA-STZE Drive ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 B-1 XZ SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP DP DP DP DP Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Diesel std.4L MPI 6.OWNER’S MANUAL .50 1.95 1.62 1.7L EFI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 7.20 1.65 2.4L MPI 7.51 1.7GSi 7.2GSi 8.1Gi 7.20 1.81 1.60 1.50 1.5 COBALT BOATS .50 1.20 1.95 1.43 1.7L 5.43 1.95 1.50 1.65 2.7Gxi 5.78 1.7Gxi 8.65 2.65 2.20 1.4GSi 8.2 6.78 1. you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees. part # PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power.43 1.20 1.50 1.50 2.95 1.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 252 Mfg.78 Opt 1.47 1.4Gi 5.62 1.32 1.65 2.95 1.00 1.20 1. This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded.7GS 5.

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. . . . . . . .22 deg. .1 . .59 m Dry Weight . . . . . . . . . . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . 265 L Draft(drive up) . . . . .8’ 6” 2. . . . . . . .39” 99 cm Freeboard(fwd) . . . . . . . .57” 144 cm Bridge Clearance w/Optional Bimini Arch (nav light down) . . . .43” 109 cm Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) . 22 deg Fuel Capacity . . .10 gal 37 L Capacity . . . . .4700 lbs. . .OWNER’S MANUAL 262 SPECIFICATIONS Fuel Tank Vent Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch Bilge Pump Outlet NAV Light Receptacle LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS Anchor Locker Centerline . .26’8” 8. . .21” 53 cm Transom Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 gal. . . . . . . . . . 2131 kg Deadrise . . . . . .90” 229 cm Freshwater Capacity . . .13 m Beam . .Yacht Certified NAV Light Storage Ice Chest Fuel Fill Ski Tow Receptacle Wet Locker Serial Number 262. . . . . .22” 56 cm Draft(drive down) .34” 86 cm Freeboard(aft) . . . . . . .

16 15 5.Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running.(Revolutions Per Minute) 6. Standing while driving your boat should only be done while maneuvering at an idle by an experienced driver. With the engine at idle or not running.2 .A handle under the end of the seat allows the seat to move. DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”. ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 262 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chairs have the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking.shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. Please consult your Cobalt dealer for further information. It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position. YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. it should show 12 to 14 volts. COBALT BOATS . Fore and Aft adjustments . Voltmeter . With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine. Make sure the mechanism is properly engaged to prevent seat movement while the boat is underway DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE. The stbd.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Faria Compass. Temperature Gauge . The sensor is located in the ski storage locker and is adjustable. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. 3 1 2 4 5 6 7 9 10 8 11 12 13 14 2. chair is adjustable fore and aft.OWNER’S MANUAL 262. Compass . SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. 3. it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts. Fuel Gauge . You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion.shows the condition of charge in the battery. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 4. Tachometer .

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7. Oil Pressure Gauge - Pressure can vary according to type of engine. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle, (depending on type of oil, pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle). Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. 8. Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV. position - navigation (running) lights, bow light and stern light. Center position - off. ANC. position - stern light only. NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. 9. Two Position Switch - Controls equipment as labeled. 10. Ignition Key Switch 11. Horn Button - The horn is located under the deck. 12. Water Temperature Gauge - Indicated outside water temperature. Most accurate when engine is off. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information. 13. Depth Sounder - Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information. 14. Trim Gauge - Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat. 15. Stereo Remote Control 16. Circuit Breakers - Push to reset if necessary. The 262 breaker panel is located under the dash. If the button continues to pop out, consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer.

TELESCOPING BOARDING LADDER
THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF. (See warning label section). Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. Caution should be used while using this ladder. Telescoping ladder is covered by ladder lid. Lift ladder lid to access ladder. Lift up on front of ladder to place overboard and telescope to full length. Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder. DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES, ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM.

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HEAD COMPARTMENT
1. Make sure the head compartment door assembly is closed and latched while the boat is underway. Do not allow to swing freely. 2. For operation of the porti potti, electric head, pump out or macerator, please check the manuals supplied in your owner’s packet.

SKI TOW PYLON - REMOVABLE
SKI PYLON MUST BE REMOVED BEFORE OPENING MOTOR BOX TO PREVENT MOTOR BOX DAMAGE.

SKI PYLON MAXIMUM LOAD 1,000 LBS.
INSTALLATION

Remove ski pylon from starboard motor box storage compartment by pulling lock button outboard and opening hold down bracket. Insert ski pylon into base on swim platform with rope finger pointed to starboard. Push pylon down and rotate 1/4 turn clockwise to lock in place. Press cover plate post onto pylon ring and make sure pylon is secure.
REMOVAL

Release cover plate from pylon ring; pull up and rotate pylon 1/4 turn counter-clockwise to remove. Stow ski pylon and make sure hold down bracket is secure.

ARCH W/SUNSHADE – OPTIONAL
The Arch with Sunshade features a retractable bimini sunshade. • To extend the sunshade, unsnap and remove the protective sunshade boot cover. By pulling on the forward cross bar, extend the sunshade forward ensuring that the port and starboard pins lock into place. • Snap the port and starboard sunshade edges to the top of the side arms. • Retract the sunshade and stow by reversing the above operation. THE ARCH WITH SUNSHADE IS DESIGNED FOR FACTORY INSTALLED EQUIPMENT ONLY. ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS CANNOT BE ADDED WITHOUT COBALT AUTHORIZATION.
ARCH MAINTENANCE

Do not “shrink wrap” or tightly bind the surface with plastic wrappings. When tarping a boat for storage, the cover system should be ventilated to allow the coating system to “breathe”. Covers and tarps, whether synthetic or natural fiber, should not be pulled tight to painted surfaces. This condition can trap and hold moisture on the surface and may result in loss of gloss, blistering, or delamination of the topcoat.
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Caution should be used to ensure that the tarp does not chafe against the surface. Such chafing, especially when accompanied by airborne dirt, can abrade the surface and cause premature loss of gloss. Please refer to your Care and Maintenance Sheet of Awlgrip or Awlcraft supplied with your boat. For further information, consult your Cobalt dealer. THE ARCH CANNOT BE USED FOR TOWING AND WILL NOT SUPPORT BODY WEIGHT.

AFT FILLER CUSHION - OPTIONAL
Individual sun pads can be converted into a large sundcek over the motor box by installing the optional aft filler cushion. When installing the cushion, insure the barrel bolts on the underside are secured before using.

TELESCOPING ANCHOR LIGHT
To activate, turn on the navigation light switch. The anchor light will first raise into position, then illuminate. When the light switch is turned off, the light will immediately turn off and after a 1.5 second computer check, the pole will automatically retract into it’s below-deck storage position. The top of the lens will be flush with the top of the deck ring. If the light does not retract automatically, do not force down, contact your Cobalt dealer. To operate the S.O.S. distress signal, turn on the anchor light and allow it to fully extend and illuminate. Wait a minimum of two seconds as the light runs a circuit check. Anytime thereafter, you may toggle the light switch (rapidly turning the light off the immediately back on). The light will start to flash the Morse code S.O.S. and continue flashing S.O.S. until it is toggled again. The light will then illuminate constantly. You may turn the anchor light off in either mode and it will retract automatically.

MOTOR BOX ASSEMBLY
The electric motor box assembly is controlled by a switch on the dash. If you experience a battery failure, the assembly can be opened manually. Make sure the ski tow is removed before opening motorbox or damage will occur. RUNNING THE ENGINE WITH THE MOTOR BOX OPEN EXPOSES ROTATING MACHINERY WHICH CAN CAUSE INJURY TO THE OCCUPANTS OF THE BOAT. ALSO, WIND CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE AN OPEN MOTOR BOX TO GO BEYOND ITS DESIGN STOPS, DAMAGING THE HINGES AND FIBERGLASS.

DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THIS MOTOR BOX, IT WILL REQUIRE TWO PEOPLE TO LIFT MANUALLY. TO LIFT MANUALLY, OPEN BOTH PORT AND STARBOARD AFT STORAGE LIDS AND REMOVE THE INSERT PANEL IN THE STARBOARD STORAGE AREA. POSITION ONE PERSON AT EACH GRAB HANDLE AND LIFT STRAIGHT UP. USE SAFETY SUPPORT ARM TO HOLD MOTOR BOX OPEN.
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and. may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions. Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance.6 . INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. including its speed. vibration or sudden loss of speed. COBALT BOATS . engine condition. Other factors include damage to the prop(s). Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance.OWNER’S MANUAL 262. and. Others are beyond human control.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 262 PROPELLERS . marine growth on the bottom. tides. Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced. additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers. water temperature and direction of wind. In this instance. The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. do not substitute aluminum propellers. This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded. A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter. you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM.GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s). PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power. Operational characteristics of your boat. 2) the pitch.

95 1.20 1.65 2.OWNER’S MANUAL .20 1.65 2.50 2.78 1.78 1.4L MPI 7. part # PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART Mdl 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 262 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Engine 5.50 1.20 1.7GSi 5.43 1.20 1.43 1.65 2.7Gxi 5.95 1.78 php 250 250 250 260 260 260 300 300 300 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 425 425 470 250 250 280 280 310 310 315 315 375 385 415 420 230 230 250 250 300 300 Prop Dscpt 24's 15 1/2 x 17RH 26's 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 24's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 22's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 24's 48-823665A6/66A6 48-18278A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A45 48-823665A6/66A6 48-13700A45 48-823663A6/64A6 48-13700A45 48-823665A6/66A6 14 5/8 x 23 RH F5 F6 F5 F5 F7 F5 F6 F7 48-13704A45 3851495-6 3851496-4 3851495-6 3851495-6 3851497-2 3851495-6 3851496-4 3851497-2 1.65 2.81 1.20 1.60 1.62 1.95 1.78 1.00 1.60 1.81 1.50 2.20 1.95 1.47 1.7L 5.51 1.4L MPI 6.50 1.78 1.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 262 Mfg.20 1.2 6.7GSi 7.81 22's 48-823663A6/64A6 262.7L 5.4Gi 5.47 1.51 1.7L EFI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 7.95 1.4Gi 7.65 2.1GSi 4LHA-STZE 4LHA-STZE 6LP-DTZE 6LP-DTZE 6LP-DTZE 6LP-DTZE Drive ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Alpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 B-1 XZ SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP DP DP DP DP Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel std.95 1.60 2.78 Opt 1.50 1.4GSi 8.20 1.50 1.1Gi 7.7GS 5.50 2.81 1.43 1.65 2.65 2.2GSi 8.43 1.00 1.81 1.62 1.32 1.65 2.7L 5.95 1.7L EFI 5.81 1.51 1.65 2.7L EFI 5.47 1.60 1.7 COBALT BOATS .78 1.20 1.65 2.50 1.50 1. ratio 1.50 2.78 1.7Gxi 8.2 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI 500 EFI 5.62 1.7GS 5.

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.13 m Beam . . .21” 53 cm Transom Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 deg. . . . . . . . . . 2131 kg Deadrise . .57” 144 cm Bridge Clearance w/Optional Bimini Arch (nav light down) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 .22” 56 cm Draft(drive down) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26’8” 8. . .59 m Dry Weight . . . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . . . . . . .70 gal. . . . . . . .8’ 6” 2. . . 22 deg Fuel Capacity .90” 229 cm Freshwater Capacity .39” 99 cm Freeboard(fwd) . . 265 L Draft(drive up) . . . .10 gal 37 L Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43” 109 cm Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) . . . . . . . . .Yacht Certified Ice Chest Fuel Fill Ski Tow Receptacle Wet Locker Serial Number 263. .4700 lbs. . .34” 86 cm Freeboard(aft) . .OWNER’S MANUAL 263 SPECIFICATIONS Fuel Tank Vent Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch Bilge Pump Outlet LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS Anchor Locker Centerline . .

Fore and Aft adjustments .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 263 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chairs have the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking. chair is adjustable fore and aft.2 . Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine. The stbd.(Revolutions Per Minute) 6. With the engine at idle or not running. SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. COBALT BOATS . Fuel Gauge . Tachometer . DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”. 3. Please consult your Cobalt dealer for further information.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Faria Compass.Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running. it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts. Make sure the mechanism is properly engaged to prevent seat movement while the boat is underway DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE.OWNER’S MANUAL 263.shows the condition of charge in the battery. 16 15 5. Compass . The sensor is located in the ski storage locker and is adjustable. Voltmeter .A handle under the end of the seat allows the seat to move. YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE.shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. 5 6 7 9 10 8 11 12 13 14 2. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 4. it should show 12 to 14 volts. ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY. Temperature Gauge . With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion. INSTRUMENT PANEL 3 1 2 4 1. It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position. Standing while driving your boat should only be done while maneuvering at an idle by an experienced driver.

Indicated outside water temperature. DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. 12. Ignition Key Switch 11. 8. Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV.Controls equipment as labeled. ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information.Push to reset if necessary. 14. pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle).3 COBALT BOATS .navigation (running) lights. 15. (depending on type of oil. Most accurate when engine is off.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 263 7. (See warning label section). Telescoping ladder is covered by ladder lid. 13. If the button continues to pop out. Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder. 10. Caution should be used while using this ladder. Lift up on front of ladder to place overboard and telescope to full length.stern light only. Stereo Remote Control 16. 9. Lift ladder lid to access ladder. Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. Depth Sounder .off.OWNER’S MANUAL . TELESCOPING BOARDING LADDER THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF. 263. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit.Pressure can vary according to type of engine. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES. position . position . bow light and stern light. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. Horn Button . Circuit Breakers . Trim Gauge . Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. Two Position Switch .Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat.The horn is located under the deck. Center position . NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT. ANC. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information. Oil Pressure Gauge . Water Temperature Gauge . The 262 breaker panel is located under the dash.

Press cover plate post onto pylon ring and make sure pylon is secure. Caution should be used to ensure that the tarp does not chafe against the surface. By pulling on the forward cross bar. Push pylon down and rotate 1/4 turn clockwise to lock in place. whether synthetic or natural fiber. THE ARCH WITH SUNSHADE IS DESIGNED FOR FACTORY INSTALLED EQUIPMENT ONLY. ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS CANNOT BE ADDED WITHOUT COBALT AUTHORIZATION. unsnap and remove the protective sunshade boot cover. Insert ski pylon into base on swim platform with rope finger pointed to starboard. extend the sunshade forward ensuring that the port and starboard pins lock into place. REMOVAL Release cover plate from pylon ring. SKI PYLON MAXIMUM LOAD 1.4 . Such chafing. Covers and tarps.OWNER’S MANUAL 263. INSTALLATION Remove ski pylon from starboard motor box storage compartment by pulling lock button outboard and opening hold down bracket. ARCH MAINTENANCE Do not “shrink wrap” or tightly bind the surface with plastic wrappings.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 263 SKI TOW PYLON . COBALT BOATS . pull up and rotate pylon 1/4 turn counter-clockwise to remove. This condition can trap and hold moisture on the surface and may result in loss of gloss. especially when accompanied by airborne dirt. • Snap the port and starboard sunshade edges to the top of the side arms. blistering. the cover system should be ventilated to allow the coating system to “breathe”. should not be pulled tight to painted surfaces. Stow ski pylon and make sure hold down bracket is secure.000 LBS. or delamination of the topcoat. • Retract the sunshade and stow by reversing the above operation. can abrade the surface and cause premature loss of gloss. ARCH W/SUNSHADE – OPTIONAL The Arch with Sunshade features a retractable bimini sunshade.REMOVABLE SKI PYLON MUST BE REMOVED BEFORE OPENING MOTOR BOX TO PREVENT MOTOR BOX DAMAGE. • To extend the sunshade. When tarping a boat for storage.

MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 263 Please refer to your Care and Maintenance Sheet of Awlgrip or Awlcraft supplied with your boat. When installing the cushion. BE SURE HATCH IS FIRMLY SECURED WHILE UNDERWAY CUDDY CABIN ACCESS DOOR The sliding door assembly can be in the open or closed position while running. For further information. To open. See manual in your owner’s bag for more information on the porti potti. 263. Make sure the door is secured in either the open or closed position. install three support braces (located in hanging locker) into the existing brackets. itself. PORTI POTTI The porti potti is cleverly hidden on rail slides and stows beneath the cabin step. Simply slide out into the cabin area for private use.5 COBALT BOATS . THE ARCH CANNOT BE USED FOR TOWING AND WILL NOT SUPPORT BODY WEIGHT. DO NOT USE A RAISED HATCH FOR A SUPPORT OR HAND HOLD WHILE ON THE DECK. and raise the hatch to the desired position and secure the adjusters. AFT FILLER CUSHION . Do not allow to slide free. V-BERTH FILLER CUSHION The cabin is converted into sleeping accommodations for two by installing the V-berth Filler Cushion. the cushion will set flush with the standard V-berth cushions. make sure the support bracket adjusters are loose.OWNER’S MANUAL . DECK HATCH The dcek hatch is manually operable. AIR COMPRESSOR A high volume air pump is conveniently located under the aft port sundeck to inflate your favorite water toys. To utilize. consult your Cobalt dealer.OPTIONAL Individual sun pads can be converted into a large sundcek over the motor box by installing the optional aft filler cushion. simply release the one or two hasps on the edge of the hatch. Once these supports are installed. insure the barrel bolts on the underside are secured before using.

you may toggle the light switch (rapidly turning the light off the immediately back on). ALSO. To operate the S.S. TELESCOPING ANCHOR LIGHT To activate. If the light does not retract automatically. WIND CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE AN OPEN MOTOR BOX TO GO BEYOND ITS DESIGN STOPS.S. Make sure the ski tow is removed before opening motorbox or damage will occur. MOTOR BOX ASSEMBLY The electric motor box assembly is controlled by a switch on the dash. Make certain the unit and /or the battery switch is in the off position before storing the boat. Wait a minimum of two seconds as the light runs a circuit check. IT WILL REQUIRE TWO PEOPLE TO LIFT MANUALLY. Anytime thereafter. This allows items to be cooled without the use of ice. When the light switch is turned off. DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THIS MOTOR BOX. the light will immediately turn off and after a 1.6 . distress signal. turn on the navigation light switch. The light will then illuminate constantly. You may turn the anchor light off in either mode and it will retract automatically. TO LIFT MANUALLY. If you experience a battery failure.5 second computer check. The top of the lens will be flush with the top of the deck ring. The chiller plate operates off battery power. DAMAGING THE HINGES AND FIBERGLASS. USE SAFETY SUPPORT ARM TO HOLD MOTOR BOX OPEN. and continue flashing S. then illuminate. until it is toggled again. do not force down. POSITION ONE PERSON AT EACH GRAB HANDLE AND LIFT STRAIGHT UP. The anchor light will first raise into position. the assembly can be opened manually.O. RUNNING THE ENGINE WITH THE MOTOR BOX OPEN EXPOSES ROTATING MACHINERY WHICH CAN CAUSE INJURY TO THE OCCUPANTS OF THE BOAT.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 263 TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED COOLER .OWNER’S MANUAL 263.S. turn on the anchor light and allow it to fully extend and illuminate. OPEN BOTH PORT AND STARBOARD AFT STORAGE LIDS AND REMOVE THE INSERT PANEL IN THE STARBOARD STORAGE AREA. COBALT BOATS .OPTIONAL If your boat is equipped with the temperature controlled chiller plate.O. The light will start to flash the Morse code S.O. The thermostat is located on the starboard side above the cockpit drink holders. it is located in the ice chest under the starboard cockpit seat. contact your Cobalt dealer. the pole will automatically retract into it’s below-deck storage position.

This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded. you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees. DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers. Others are beyond human control. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM. tides. water temperature and direction of wind. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance.OWNER’S MANUAL . In this instance. Adverse handling and top speed variation may be experienced. do not substitute aluminum propellers. INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter. Operational characteristics of your boat. may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 263 PROPELLERS . engine condition. vibration or sudden loss of speed. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. Other factors include damage to the prop(s). The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. 263. and. Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance. marine growth on the bottom. 2) the pitch. and. including its speed.7 COBALT BOATS .GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s). additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers. PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power.

43 1.50 1.95 1.50 1.43 1.50 1.50 1.65 2.65 2.81 1.51 1.81 1.2 6.1GSi 4LHA-STZE 4LHA-STZE 6LP-DTZE 6LP-DTZE 6LP-DTZE 6LP-DTZE Drive ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Alpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 B-1 XZ SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP DP DP DP DP Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel std.00 1.4Gi 5.65 2.65 2.47 1.8 .47 1.95 1.81 1.7GSi 7.20 1.4L MPI 6.95 1.7L 5.20 1.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 263 Mfg.51 1.43 1.81 1.81 1.2GSi 8.7Gxi 8.50 2.65 2.62 1.7L 5.60 1.50 1.20 1.95 1.7L 5.78 1.7GS 5.78 php 250 250 250 260 260 260 300 300 300 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 425 425 470 250 250 280 280 310 310 315 315 375 385 415 420 230 230 250 250 300 300 Prop Dscpt 24's 15 1/2 x 17RH 26's 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 24's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 22's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 24's 48-823665A6/66A6 48-18278A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A45 48-823665A6/66A6 48-13700A45 48-823663A6/64A6 48-13700A45 48-823665A6/66A6 14 5/8 x 23 RH F5 F6 F5 F5 F7 F5 F6 F7 48-13704A45 3851495-6 3851496-4 3851495-6 3851495-6 3851497-2 3851495-6 3851496-4 3851497-2 1.65 2.20 1.50 2.7L EFI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 7.20 1.00 1.65 2.43 1.78 1.7Gxi 5.2 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI 500 EFI 5. part # PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART Mdl 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 263 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Engine 5.65 2.7L EFI 5.7GS 5.62 1.20 1.20 1.32 1.20 1.60 2.4Gi 7.65 2.1Gi 7.60 1.95 1.81 22's 48-823663A6/64A6 COBALT BOATS . ratio 1.78 1.60 1.47 1.OWNER’S MANUAL 263.7L EFI 5.51 1.4L MPI 7.65 2.95 1.50 2.50 2.78 1.4GSi 8.20 1.50 1.7GSi 5.78 1.95 1.78 1.78 Opt 1.62 1.

. . .38” 97 cm Freeboard Aft . . . . . . . . .63” 173 cm Freshwater Capacity . 20 deg Draft(single.9’ 6” 2.34” 86 cm Transom Height . . . . 490 l Dry Weight(single) . . . .) . . . . . . . 2858 kg Dry Weight(twin eng. .19” 48 cm Draft(twin. .1 . . . . .Yacht Certified Electrical Panel Water Tank Vent Water Fill Shore Power Connections Fuel Fill Waste Tank Pump out Serial Number 292. . .52” 132 cm Bridge Clearance . . . . .89 m Fuel Capacity . .8 m Beam .130 gal. . . . . . . .21” 53 cm Freeboard Forward . .OWNER’S MANUAL 292 SPECIFICATIONS Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch Nav Light Storage Fuel Tank Vent Bilge Pump Outlet NAV Light Receptacle LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS Windlass (optional) Windlass Control (optional) Anchor Rope Locker Centerline(w/ anc roller) . . .20 deg.6300 lbs. . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . . . .1 m Centerline(w/o anc roller)28’10” 8. . 3111 kg Deadrise(transom) . . . . drive up) . 76 l Capacity . . . . . . . . drive up) . . .29’5” 9. .20 gal.7300 lbs. . .

DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE.shows the condition of charge in the battery.navigation (running) lights.Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. Tachometer . Voltmeter . Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV. Temperature Gauge . position . The chairs are adjustable fore and aft. With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 5.stern light only. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1.A handle on the seat allows the seat to move. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle. (depending on type of oil. SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine. ANC. Fore and Aft Adjustment .Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running.OWNER’S MANUAL 292. it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts.off. 7. DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”. Fuel Gauge . ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY.(Revolutions Per Minute) 6. 8. You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion. Center position . Oil Pressure Gauge . position . bow light and stern light.2 . Trim Gauge . YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. With the engine at idle or not running. It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position. 2.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 292 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chair has the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking. Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. COBALT BOATS .shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. Make sure the mechanism is properly engaged to prevent seat movement while the boat is underway. 4. NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle). 3. it should show 12 to 14 volts.Pressure can vary according to type of engine.

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9. Two Position Switch - Controls equipment as labeled. 10. Dimmer Switch - Your Cobalt is equipped with a dimmer switch which controls the intensity of the dash lights including the compass light. 11. Water Temperature Gauge - Indicated outside water temperature. Most accurate when engine is off. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information. 12. Depth Sounder - Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information. 13. Trim Tabs (optional)
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14. Horn Button - The horn, is located under the deck. 15. Circuit Breakers - Push to reset if necessary. If the button continues to pop out, consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer.

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16. Ignition Key Switch 17 Stereo Remote Control 18. Trailering Drive Tilt (MerCruiser Only) 19. GPS - Optional Global Positioning System 20. Synchronizer Gauge

21. Motor box electric actuator - Controls motor box electrically. If battery is low or disconnected, the motor box can be raised manually. Simply grasp the lower forward edge of the assembly and raise. Use the safety support rod to support the assembly in the open position. The motor box assembly is very heavy. Caution should be exercised when opening manually.

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TELESCOPING BOARDING LADDER
THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF. (See warning label section). Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. Caution should be used while using this ladder. Telescoping ladder is covered by ladder lid. Lift ladder lid to access ladder. Lift up on front of ladder to place overboard and telescope to full length. Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder. DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES, ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM.

DO NOT USE A RAISED HATCH FOR A SUPPORT OR HAND HOLD WHILE ON THE DECK. BE SURE HATCH IS FIRMLY SECURED WHILE UNDERWAY

HEAD COMPARTMENT
1. Make sure the head compartment door assembly is closed and latched while the boat is underway. Do not allow to swing freely. 2. For operation of the toilet, please check the manuals supplied in your owner’s packet.

REFRIGERATOR - OPTIONAL
The refrigerator receives it’s power from the ship’s electrical system (12 VDC). Inside the refrigerator is the thermostat control. Refrigerator will not operate unless the main battery switches are turned on. For further information referencing the ship’s shore power system, please consult your authorized Cobalt dealer.

BATTERY SWITCHES OPERATION
SINGLE ENGINE

Your Cobalt is equipped with a dual battery switch. With this switch off, nothing in the boat will operate with the exception of the automatic bilge pumps. Make sure the switch is in the “1” or “2” position. You can operate the boat with switch in the “both” position but not for extended periods.
TWIN ENGINES

Your Cobalt is equipped with two dual battery switches. With these switches turned off nothing in the boat will operate with the exception of the automatic bilge pumps. Make sure the switches are in the “1” or “2” position. You can operate the boat with the switches in the “both” position but not for extended periods.
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The purpose of dual batteries is to keep one as a spare. In the “both” position, you essentially have one larger battery and if a failure should occur with the electrical systems or either battery, both batteries will end up discharged. Dual battery switches are located under the aft stbd. bench seat.
STBD. SWITCH CONTROLS POWER TO STBD. ENGINE.

• **Normal operation should be position 1. • Position 1 connects battery 1 to stbd. engine. • Position 2 connects battery 2 to stbd. engine. • Position ALL connects batteries together and to stbd. engine. • Stbd. Battery is directly wired to power all bilge pumps even with battery switch off. • Stbd. Battery also powers dash.
PORT SWITCH CONTROLS POWER TO PORT ENGINE SIMILAR TO STBD.

• Normal operation should be position 2. This allows for 2 separate electrical systems. • Stbd. On battery 1 and port on battery 2.
EMERGENCY START:

• Turn battery switch to ALL. • Do not turn switches off with engine running, as it could cause serious damage to electrical components.
EXTENDED STORAGE:

• Turn Battery switches off. Verify bilge pumps still function.

SHORE POWER - OPTIONAL
When your Cobalt is connected to shore power (110 VAC), any or all of the ship’s electrical systems can be operated. The 30-amp shore power cord must be plugged into the proper shore power receptacle and the boat receptacle located at the swim platform. Energize the system at the control panel by turning on the master switch and then energize the appropriate switches. For example, to operate the battery charger, follow the above procedure and turn on the switch marked battery charger. With the battery charger operating, any of the 12 VDC systems; i.e., refrigerator, lighting, etc., can be used without fear of running the ship’s batteries low. For further information referencing the ship’s shore power system, please consult your authorized Cobalt dealer.

SHORE POWER DISTRIBUTION PANEL - OPTIONAL
GENERAL FUNCTION

The AC distribution panel receives AC power from the shore power cable and distributes it through a double-pole main circuit breaker which in turn supplies the individual branch circuit breakers.
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6 COBALT BOATS . If the remote switch is “on”. Pathmaker solenoids are located under the cockpit galley sink. • Press reverse polarity test switch and verify green light comes on.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 292 NORMAL OPERATION Panel is located in cockpit storage area under sink. the charger will automatically charge batteries if connected to shore power and the light on the small remote panel near the distribution panel will be illuminated. BEFORE OPERATING THESE SYSTEMS. by using the remote control switch located at the helm.OWNER’S MANUAL . 292. The pathmaker has two primary functions: (1) It automatically parallels (connects together) multiple batteries when charging sources are available. (2) It automatically disconnects the starting battery from system loads when there are no active charging sources. the inverter will charge batteries when shore power is available and will automatically draw from battery bank and supply A/C power to the “shore 1” connection at distribution panel if the shore cord is disconnected. This ensures the engine starting battery is always charged. the inverter will charge batteries when shore power is available. but will not provide A/C power if shore power is disconnected. • Switch the top double-pole “AC main” breaker on the distribution panel to “on” and then the respective branch circuit breakers below it as needed. consult a qualified technician. INVERTER/CHARGER . When shore power is available. These batteries can be connected to the main engine battery and charging system through a “pathmaker battery combiner”. The pathmaker then connects the batteries together for 5 minutes to provide maximum starting power. EMERGENCY STARTING: Momentarily press switch to “manual on” until green light is lit. the battery banks are separated. all batteries can be paralleled for emergency starting. If an inverter/charger is installed. The battery bank consists of (2) 12 VDC batteries located on the port side engine compartment. In addition. BATTERY COMBINER OPERATION The inverter/charger is designed with a separate 12VDC-battery bank system to provide 120VAC when shore power is not available. if it does not. READ THE OWNERS MANUALS PROVIDED FOR EACH DEVICE. Normal position of toggle switches on pathmaker and remote are automatic. the inverter charger will automatically charge the inverter batteries first and then charge engine batteries via the pathmaker. CONSULT QUALIFIED PERSONNEL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.OPTIONAL THIS IS A SUMMARY ONLY AND DOES NOT EXPLAIN ALL OPERATION. If the remote switch is “off”. DISABLING PATHMAKER: Place the switch in the off “O” position. even with battery switches off. In this position.

. . . . . If this does not work replace baking soda with 2 tablespoons of bleach and repeat procedure. . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 292 RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! INVERTER CAN STILL PROVIDE AC POWER EVEN IF ENGINE BATTERY SWITCHES ARE OFF.OPTIONAL Your Cobalt is equipped with a charging system. then flush the tank twice. . . Anytime your boat is connected to shore power with the appropriate switches at the panel energized. . . . . . . . . . the battery charger will operate and keep both batteries fully charged. .Full WASTE TANK LEVEL INDICATOR . . . . . DISCONNECT ALL POWER SOURCES BEFORE SERVICING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mid Green light . . . . . . . . It is necessary for the ship’s batteries to be turned on for the water system to operate. . . . . The system is operated by a 12 VDC water pump located in the engine compartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Empty Amber light . . . WATER SYSTEM Your Cobalt is equipped with a 20-gallon capacity water system. . . . . . . the manufacturer recommends inserting 1/4 cup of baking soda into the tank and allowing tank to stand for one day. . . To clean water tank. . . . . BATTERY CHARGER AND ISOLATOR . . . . .OPTIONAL If the optional 17 gallon waste tank is installed. . .Low . . In addition. . FRESHWATER LEVEL INDICATOR The indicator display panel shows the level of water in the 20 gallon water tank as follows: Red light . . . . . . . . . . Consult your Cobalt Dealer for winterization requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Full Amber light . . . . . . . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL . . WASTE TANK Red light . . the four light panel is replaced with a nine light panel and indicates as follows: FRESHWATER Red light . . . . . . . . . . . .7 COBALT BOATS . . Please consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information in reference to the isolator. . . . .Empty . . . . . . . . . .Full No indication is given if level is between “empty” and “mid”. . . . . . . the system includes a galvanic isolator system to help prevent corrosion of underwater gear.Mid Green light . Amber light Yellow light Green light . . . . . . .Mid . . . . .Empty 292.

and many other functions. The system can precisely tell you your location. COBALT BOATS . and. rivers.8 .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 292 AIR COMPRESSOR Your Cobalt is equipped with an inflation device located in the port side. Other factors include damage to the prop(s). A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter. a speed log. vibration or sudden loss of speed. Others are beyond human control. additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers. The windlass can be operated at the driver’s helm (indicator light must be illuminated) or from the foredeck. aft storage locker. including its speed. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. This is a 12 VDC system and will operate when the ship’s batteries are turned on. Please consult your Cobalt dealer for further information referencing these chips. BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN ON THE FOREDECK. 2) the pitch. SEA/WIND CONDITIONS MAY MAKE USE OF AREAS OUTSIDE THE COCKPIT DANGEROUS.OPTIONAL The Windlass system gets it’s power from the ship’s electrical system (12 VDC) via a control panel located in the starboard side storage compartment of the cockpit next to the battery switches.GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s). tides. may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions. The Windlass system can also be operated manually.OWNER’S MANUAL 292. individual mapping chips can be purchased through your Cobalt dealer for most lakes. Take some time to thoroughly read and understand the manuals supplied with your GPS to take advantage of the system to it’s fullest capability. PROPELLERS . Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance. you will find a crank housed in a storage pouch on the aft bulkhead of the locker. and coastal areas of the United States and Canada.OPTIONAL The GPS system in your Cobalt performs many functions. The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. There are foot operated switches located under the anchor locker door. engine condition. Please consult the operator’s manual supplied with the Windlass system for proper operation of the system in the electric and manual modes. The knob on the panel must be depressed to energize the system denoted by the indicator light on the panel. In the anchor locker on the foredeck. form a trip record. and. water temperature and direction of wind. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance. WINDLASS . GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELLITE (GPS) SYSTEM . Operational characteristics of your boat. marine growth on the bottom. In addition. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM.

00 1.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 292 INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS.62 NA 2. do not substitute aluminum propellers.7L EFI Twin 5.62 2.65 2.43 1.50 2. In this instance.7L EFI Twin 5.81 2.20 1.65 2.50 2.81 2.81 1.50 2. PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power.62 1.62 2.20 2.62 1.50 1.47 1.65 2.0L Twin 4.65 php Prop Dscpt 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 22's 425 425 135 190 190 205 205 210 210 26's 220 220 220 230 230 230 28's 250 250 250 260 260 21" 4-blade R&L 260 28's 300 300 21" 4-blade R&L Mfg.50 2.00 NA 1.0L Twin 5.3L EFI Twin 4.43 1. you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees.0L EFI Twin 5.3LH Twin 4.2 6.43 1.9 COBALT BOATS .81 2.65 2.00 1. DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers.40 2.65 2.7L Twin 5.20 1.47 1.7L Twin 5. This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded.20 1.43 1.3LH Twin 4.00 1.7L EFI T-350 Mag MPI T-350 Mag MPI Drive Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Fuel system Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL 4 BBL 4 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port std.50 1.81 2.47 1.65 2.65 2.2 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI Twin 3.43 1.50 2. ratio 1.3L EFI Twin 5.62 1.20 1.4L MPI 7.81 NA 2.3L Twin 4.81 1.0L EFI Twin 5.43 1.3L Twin 4.47 1.62 NA 2. Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced.4L MPI 6.43 1.65 2.50 1.20 1. part # 48-823663A6/64A6 48-823667A6/68A6 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A45/1A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A45/1A45 (Continued on following page) 292.43 1. PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART Mdl 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Engine 7.20 1.65 2.50 Opt 1.OWNER’S MANUAL .0L EFI Twin 5.20 1.0L Twin 5.20 1.0L Twin 5.20 1.20 1.7L Twin 5.20 1.

7GSi SX Twin 5.95 1.32 1.95 1.79 2.7Gxi SX Twin 5.7GSi DP Twin 5.95 1.78 1.89 NA 1.60 2.65 1.32 1.78 1.95 1.89 NA 1.43 1.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 292 Mfg.0GL DP Twin 5.32 1.4GSi DP 8.51 1. part # 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A45/1A45 48-823669A6/70A6 3851494-9 3851495-6 Mdl 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Engine Drive T-350 Mag MPI Bravo 3 6.32 1.60 1.20 1.60 2.68 1.2 Bravo 1 6.0GL SX Twin 5.32 1.95 1.32 1.95 1.00 1.3Gi SX Twin 4.78 1.3GS SX Twin 4.95 1.95 2.0Gi SX Twin 5.95 1.7Gxi DP 8.95 Opt 2.7GS SX Twin 5.81 2.20 1.65 2.78 1.78 1.79 2.79 2.7Gxi SX 5.1Gi DP 7.51 1.4Gi DP 5.60 1.51 1.95 1.60 1.95 1.3GS DP Twin 4. ratio 2.2 Bravo 3 7.51 1.1GSi DP KAD44EDC Dsl DP Twin 4.32 php Prop Dscpt 300 28's 320 21" 4-blade R&L 320 28's 270 310 315 315 375 385 F4 415 F5 420 243 205 205 205 205 220 220 250 21" SS R&L 250 F6 250 250 F7 280 280 F7 315 315 159 250 250 300 300 230 230 3850302-5/318-1 3851496-4 3851497-2 3851497-2 COBALT BOATS .2GSi DP 8.79 2.60 1.3Gi DP Twin 5.7Gxi DP T-KAD32P Dsl DP 6LP-DTZE Bravo 1 6LP-DTZE Bravo 3 6LP-DTZE Bravo 1 6LP-DTZE Bravo 3 Twin 4LHA-STZE Bravo 1 Twin 4LHA-STZE Bravo 3 Fuel system Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel 4 BBL 4 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel std.0Gi DP Twin 5.10 .3D-Tronic Bravo 3 7.OWNER’S MANUAL 292.78 1.32 1.78 1.65 2.7GS DP Twin 5.

. . . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION COBALT BOATS . . . . . 95 l Capacity . . . .20 deg. . . . .21” 53 cm Cockpit Freeboard . .9’ 6” 2.25 gal.75” 190 cm Freshwater Capacity . . . . . 20 deg Draft(single. . . .89 m Fuel Capacity . 3051 kg Dry Weight(twin eng. . .1 . .1 m Centerline(w/o anc roller)28’10” 8.) .8 m Beam .111 gal.53” 103 cm Transom Height .52” 132 cm Bridge Clearance) . . . . .19” 48 cm Draft(twin.OWNER’S MANUAL 293 SPECIFICATIONS Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch NAV Light Storage Fuel Tank Vent LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS Windlass (optional) Windlass Control (optional) Anchor Rope Locker Centerline(w/ anc roller) . . . . drive up) . . . 420 l Dry Weight(single) . . . . .7950 lbs. . . . .31 gal. .6950 lbs. . . 117 l Waste Capacity .29’5” 9. . . .Yacht Certified Cabin Electrical Panel Table Storage Water Tank Vent Shore Power Connections Bilge Pump Outlet NAV Light Receptacle Water Fill Fuel Fill Waste Tank Pump out Serial Number 293. . . . . . . . . . . drive up) . . 3606 kg Deadrise(transom) . . . . . . .

Fuel Gauge . You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion. 8 7 11 12 15 13 293 9 10 14 5.Indicated outside water temperature.Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat. 4. Water Temperature Gauge . INSTRUMENT PANEL Single Engine Instrumentation 1 2 3 4 5 6 1. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 3. Trim Gauge . Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. 2. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit.OWNER’S MANUAL 293. CUDDY CABIN ACCESS DOOR The sliding door assembly can be in the open or closed position while running. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 293 CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chair has the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking. Do not allow to slide free. ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY. Tachometer .(Revolutions Per Minute) 6. Most accurate when engine is off.A handle under the front lip of the seat allows the seat to move. The chair is adjustable fore and aft. Fore and Aft Adjustment . Depth Sounder . DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”. COBALT BOATS . DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE.shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. Make sure the mechanism is properly engaged to prevent seat movement while the boat is underway. Make sure the door is secured in either the open or closed position.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder.2 . Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information.

the motor box can be raised manually. Twin Engine Instrumentation 6 5 2 16 5 6 11. If the button continues to pop out. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. bow light and stern light. Motor box electric actuator .stern light only. GPS . If battery is low or disconnected. Caution should be exercised when opening manually. Circuit Breakers .OWNER’S MANUAL .Push to reset if necessary. pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle). Simply grasp the lower forward edge of the assembly and raise.navigation (running) lights.Controls motor box electrically.3 COBALT BOATS . it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts. ANC. Center position . The motor box assembly is very heavy.Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running. position . NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. 10. Voltmeter .Your Cobalt is equipped with a dimmer switch which controls the intensity of the dash lights including the compass light. 4 3 10 9 9 10 11 7 15 12 8 7 1 14 14. Two Position Switch .Optional Global Positioning System 15. Oil Pressure Gauge . Dimmer Switch . Temperature Gauge . With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. 8.off. YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle. Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. position . With the engine at idle or not running. 9. Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV.Pressure can vary according to type of engine. 12. it should show 12 to 14 volts.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 293 7. Synchronizer Gauge 293.Controls equipment as labeled. (depending on type of oil. 13. SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.shows the condition of charge in the battery. 16. Use the safety support rod to support the assembly in the open position. Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine. It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position.

and raise the hatch to the desired position and secure the adjusters. For operation of the toilet. In the “both” position. The electrical system must be energized correctly at the 12 VDC/110 VAC control panel. Caution should be used while using this ladder. Make sure the head compartment door assembly is closed and latched while the boat is underway. To open. Do not allow to swing freely. Lift ladder lid to access ladder. BE SURE HATCH IS FIRMLY SECURED WHILE UNDERWAY HEAD COMPARTMENT 1. 2. Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder. Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. (See warning label section).OPTIONAL The refrigerator receives it’s power from the ship’s electrical system (12 VDC). make sure the support bracket adjusters are loose. Telescoping ladder is covered by ladder lid. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES. You can operate the boat with switch in the “both” position but not for extended periods. Lift up on front of ladder to place overboard and telescope to full length.4 . ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM. Make sure the switch is in the “1” or “2” position. simply release the one or two hasps on the edge of the hatch. DECK HATCHES The deck hatches are manually operable. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT. DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING.OWNER’S MANUAL 293. Inside the refrigerator is the thermostat control. The master 12 VDC switches must be turned on as well as the switch marked refrigerator. BATTERY SWITCHES OPERATION Single Engine .Your Cobalt is equipped with a dual battery switch. DO NOT USE A RAISED HATCH FOR A SUPPORT OR HAND HOLD WHILE ON THE DECK. please check the manuals supplied in your owner’s packet. you essentially have one larger battery and if a failure should occur with the electrical COBALT BOATS . ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. nothing in the boat will operate with the exception of the automatic bilge pumps. Note: The purpose of dual batteries is to keep one as a spare. With this switch off. REFRIGERATOR .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 293 TELESCOPING BOARDING LADDER THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF.

With this switches turned off nothing in the boat will operate with the exception of the automatic bilge pumps. PORT SWITCH CONTROLS POWER TO PORT ENGINE SIMILAR TO STBD. • Do not turn switches off with engine running. SHORE POWER .5 COBALT BOATS . lighting. On battery 1 and port on battery 2. In the “both” position. engine. any or all of the ship’s electrical systems can be operated. Energize the system at the cabin control panel by turning on the master switch(es) and then energize the appropriate switches. • Stbd. etc. With the battery charger operating. any of the 12 VDC systems. Twin Engines . you essentially have one larger battery and if a failure should occur with the electrical systems or either battery. EXTENDED STORAGE: • Turn Battery switches off. as it could cause serious damage to electrical components. • Stbd. both batteries will end up discharged. bench seat. For example. refrigerator. • **Normal operation should be position 1.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 293 systems or either battery. • Position ALL connects batteries together and to stbd.Your Cobalt is equipped with two dual battery switches. Note: The purpose of dual batteries is to keep one as a spare. can be used without fear of running the ship’s batteries low. • Stbd. • Position 2 connects battery 2 to stbd. Verify bilge pumps still function. Make sure the switches are in the “1” or “2” position. SWITCH CONTROLS POWER TO STBD. This allows for 2 separate electrical systems. STBD. both batteries will end up discharged. The breakers are in a panel at the back of the compartment. Note that when the shore power system is connected (110 VAC) and the correct switches are lined up at the cabin control panel. follow the above procedure and turn on the switch marked battery charger. You can operate the boat with the switches in the “both” position but not for extended periods. The two 30-amp shore power cords must be plugged into the proper shore power receptacles and the boat receptacles located in the aft storage compartment. engine. • Position 1 connects battery 1 to stbd. Battery is directly wired to power all bilge pumps even with battery switch off.. to operate the battery charger. 293. i. The shore power system is protected by circuit breakers located in the glasses/bottle storage compartment directly behind the refrigerator on the port side. Battery also powers dash and the cabin 12VDC panel.OPTIONAL When your Cobalt is connected to shore power (110 VAC). Dual battery switches are located under the aft stbd..e. EMERGENCY START: • Turn battery switch to ALL. engine. • Normal operation should be position 2.OWNER’S MANUAL . ENGINE.

CONSULT QUALIFIED PERSONNEL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. all components can be used with power supplied from shore 1 cord up to a maximum of 30 amps. COBALT BOATS . • Verify the main safety breakers under the cockpit galley sink are turned on. The choices are “shore 1” (pulls power from cord 1 to power middle breakers). consult a qualified technician. Any of these breakers may be used with only shore 1 cord plugged in. The “A/C source auxiliary power” rotary switch located above the middle column of breakers selects the power source for the middle breakers. NORMAL OPERATION Shore cords 1 and 2 plugged into shore power with “A/C source auxiliary power” switch on distribution panel set to “Shore 2”. This allows use of all components as desired with shore 1 cord supplying power to the left column of breakers and shore 2 cord supplying power to the middle column of breakers. The position of the ship’s battery switches (starboard side storage compartment) is irrelevant to the battery charging operation. The “A/C source auxiliary power” switch on distribution panel can be set to “shore 1” to power the middle column of breakers in addition to the left column. • Verify the reverse polarity light is off. However. • Voltage can be checked on voltmeter and total amperage will be displayed on ammeter. GENERAL FUNCTION The AC portion of distribution panel (black Marinetics panel #500472) receives AC power from the shore power cable. • Switch the top double-pole “AC main” breaker on the distribution panel to “on” and then the respective branch circuit breakers below it as needed. The DC portion of panel receives DC power via the battery selector switch and distributes power to the individual branch circuit breakers.OPTIONAL THIS IS A SUMMARY ONLY AND DOES NOT EXPLAIN ALL OPERATION. SHORE POWER DISTRIBUTION PANEL . the 12 VDC system in the boat will not operate unless the main battery switches are turned on. If it is on.OWNER’S MANUAL 293. the batteries in the boat will be charged. “Off” (no power to breakers) or “shore 2” (pulls power from cord 2 to power middle breakers). generator or inverter and distributes it through a double-pole main circuit breaker which in turn supplies the individual branch circuit breakers. In this configuration.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 293 including the battery charger. For further information referencing the ship’s shore power system. please consult your authorized Cobalt dealer.6 . BEFORE OPERATING THESE SYSTEMS. READ THE OWNERS MANUALS PROVIDED FOR EACH DEVICE. USING ONLY “SHORE 1” POWER CORD Shore 1 cord powers the left column of breakers on the panel.

as desired 5. If the remote switch is “on”. Make sure generator seacock (located forward of engine) is open 2. READ THE OWNERS MANUALS PROVIDED FOR EACH DEVICE. CONSULT QUALIFIED PERSONNEL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. Turn source selector switch to generator 4. If the remote switch is “off”. Do not operate generator during high speed operation CARBON MONOXIDE IS COLORLESS. BEFORE OPERATING THESE SYSTEMS. the charger will automatically charge batteries if connected to shore power and the light on the small remote panel near the distribution panel will be illuminated.7 COBALT BOATS . RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK! INVERTER CAN STILL PROVIDE AC POWER EVEN IF ENGINE BATTERY SWITCHES ARE OFF. INVERTER/CHARGER .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 293 GENERATOR . the inverter will charge batteries when shore power is available. ALL GASOLINE POWERED ENGINES AND GENERATORS EXHAUST CARBON MONOXIDE (CO). If an inverter/charger is installed. DIRECT AND PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO CO WILL CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE OR DEATH. KEEP CABIN AND COCKPIT AREAS WELL VENTILATED. the inverter will charge batteries when shore power is available and will automatically draw from battery bank and supply A/C power to the 293. CONSULT QUALIFIED PERSONNEL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. Start generator (refer to generator owner manual) and turn on breakers. ODORLESS AN DANGEROUS. DISCONNECT ALL POWER SOURCES BEFORE SERVICING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.OPTIONAL THIS IS A SUMMARY ONLY AND DOES NOT EXPLAIN ALL OPERATION. but will not provide A/C power if shore power is disconnected.OPTIONAL THIS IS A SUMMARY ONLY AND DOES NOT EXPLAIN ALL OPERATION. READ THE OWNERS MANUALS PROVIDED FOR EACH DEVICE. DIZZINESS AND DROWSINESS. The generator is used to provide A/C power when shore power is not available. OPERATION 1. AVOID BLOCKAGE OF EXHAUST OUTLETS.OWNER’S MANUAL . SIGNS OF EXPOSURE TO CO INCLUDE NAUSEA. The generator is located in the cockpit floor storage area with a control panel at the helm and source selector switch at the Cabin Distribution Panel. BEFORE OPERATING THESE SYSTEMS. Turn Distribution Panel A/C main breakers off 3.

single burner. by using the remote control switch located at the helm. These batteries can be connected to the main engine battery and charging system through a “pathmaker battery combiner”. the inverter charger will automatically charge the inverter batteries first and then charge engine batteries via the pathmaker. all batteries can be paralleled for emergency starting. The pathmaker then connects the batteries together for 5 minutes to provide maximum starting power. It is necessary for the ship’s batteries to be turned on and the COBALT BOATS . The battery bank consists of (2) 12 VDC batteries located in the storage area fwd of the engine in the 293. It is not recommended to use the inverter to power high amperage devices such as the hot water heater or air conditioner. This ensures the engine starting battery is always charged. as these components will quickly drain the battery bank. even with battery switches off. the shower can be used by raising the nozzle of the sink faucet. DISABLING PATHMAKER: Place the switch in the off “O” position.OWNER’S MANUAL 293. SHOWER COMPARTMENT With the ship’s water system turned on. inverter is being used.8 . In addition.OPTIONAL The cabin-mounted. (2) It automatically disconnects the starting battery from system loads when there are no active charging sources. The system is operated by a 12 VDC water pump located in the engine compartment. The middle column of breakers can also be powered by inverter if the “A/C source auxiliary power” switch is set to “shore 1”. When shore power is available. WATER SYSTEM Your Cobalt is equipped with a 31-gallon capacity water system (37-gallons including hot water heater). BATTERY COMBINER OPERATION The inverter/charger is designed with a separate 12VDC-battery bank system to provide 120VAC when shore power or generator is not available. electric stove operates only on 110 VAC when the ship’s optional generator is running.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 293 “shore 1” connection at distribution panel if the shore cord is disconnected. STOVE . or the boat is connected to shore power with the appropriate switches energized. EMERGENCY STARTING: Momentarily press switch to “manual on” until green light is lit. The pathmaker has two primary functions: (1) It automatically parallels (connects together) multiple batteries when charging sources are available. Pathmaker solenoids and inverter/charger are located on the bulkhead under the helm floor in the storage area aft of the steps. the battery banks are separated. In this position. Normal position of toggle switches on pathmaker and remote are automatic.

. To clean water tank. . .9 COBALT BOATS . . . . . . . . . .Empty No indication is given if level is between “empty” and “mid”. . .Full WASTE TANK Red light . . . This can be done with either the shore power or the optional generator. . . . . If your Cobalt is connected to shore power (110 VAC) simply energize the appropriate switches at the cabin control panel to turn on the 110 volt power and the switch marked “water heater”. . . If optional gray water system is installed indication is same as waste tank. . . . . . . . heating the fresh water. . . . . . . 293. . Anytime your boat is connected to shore power or the optional generator is running with the appropriate switches at the cabin panel energized. . . . . . .Full Amber light . Consult your Cobalt Dealer for winterization requirements. . . . Note the hot water system as well as the entire fresh water system in your Cobalt must be winterized for proper storage. . the system includes a galvanic isolator system to help prevent corrosion of underwater gear. . .Mid Green light . . then flush the tank twice. . . . . . . . . . .OPTIONAL Your Cobalt maybe equipped with a six-gallon hot water heater. . . . . . . WATER LEVEL INDICATOR The indicator system shows the level of water in the freshwater tank (31-gallon capacity) and the waste holding tank (25-gallon capacity). engine coolant (hot water) is circulated through a coil in the water heater. . . . . . . HOT WATER TANK . . . . During engine(s) operation. Please consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information in reference to these isolators. . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL . . If this does not work replace baking soda with 2 tablespoons of bleach and repeat procedure. .OPTIONAL Your Cobalt is equipped with a charging system. . . the battery charger will operate and keep both batteries fully charged. AIR COMPRESSOR Your Cobalt is equipped with an inflation device located in the port side. .Mid Green light . . . . . . the manufacturer recommends inserting 1/4 cup of baking soda into the tank and allowing tank to stand for one day. . . . . This is a 12 VDC system and will operate when the ship’s batteries and appropriate panel switch are turned on. . . The panel is a nine-light panel and indicates as follows: FRESHWATER Red light . .Empty Amber light . This unit operates in two modes. . . . . In addition. . . . . . . . . . . . BATTERY CHARGER AND ISOLATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 293 appropriate switch on the cabin electrical panel to be energized for the water system to operate. . . . . . aft storage locker.

a speed log.10 . Please consult the owner’s manual supplied with your Cobalt referencing the operation of the air-conditioning system. COBALT BOATS . individual mapping chips can be purchased through your Cobalt dealer for most lakes. Note: This is a heat pump system and will not only air-condition the cabin. form a trip record. Please consult your Cobalt dealer for further information referencing these chips. and coastal areas of the United States and Canada.OWNER’S MANUAL 293. rivers. With the boat connected to shore power or with the optional generator running. Please consult the operator’s manual supplied with the Windlass system for proper operation of the system in the electric and manual modes.OPTIONAL The GPS system in your Cobalt performs many functions. The windlass can be operated at the driver’s helm (indicator light must be illuminated) or from the foredeck. and many other functions. Take some time to thoroughly read and understand the manuals supplied with your GPS to take advantage of the system to it’s fullest capability. The system can precisely tell you your location. but also supply heat on cold days. SEA/WIND CONDITIONS MAY MAKE USE OF AREAS OUTSIDE THE COCKPIT DANGEROUS. it is necessary to energize the 110 VAC system at the cabin control panel and turn on the appropriate switch marked “air-conditioning”. The knob on the panel must be depressed to energize the system denoted by the indicator light on the panel.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 293 WINDLASS . The Windlass system can also be operated manually. Marine air-conditioning heat pump systems must be winterized for proper storage.OPTIONAL The air-conditioning system operates only on 110 VAC and will not operate unless the boat is connected to shore power or the optional generator is running.OPTIONAL The Windlass system gets it’s power from the ship’s electrical system (12 VDC) via a control panel located in the starboard side storage compartment of the cockpit next to the battery switches. GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELLITE (GPS) SYSTEM . AIR-CONDITIONING/HEATING . In the anchor locker on the foredeck. The controller for the air-conditioning is in the cabin on the starboard side in the area of the cedar lined closet. In addition. BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN ON THE FOREDECK. you will find a crank housed in a storage pouch on the aft bulkhead of the locker. There are foot operated switches located under the anchor locker door.

MODEL SPECIFIC 293 INFORMATION PROPELLERS .GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s).40 2. Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced.3L Drive Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha ALpha Fuel system Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL std.50 2.20 1.20 1. do not substitute aluminum propellers. vibration or sudden loss of speed.20 1. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance. 2) the pitch. PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM.5 2 1. Operational characteristics of your boat.4L MPI 6. Others are beyond human control. ratio 1. and. A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter. tides. Other factors include damage to the prop(s). part # 22's 48-823663A6/64A6 (Continued on following page) 293. Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance.2 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI Twin 3. DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers. This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded.2 1.11 COBALT BOATS .00 php 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 425 425 135 190 Prop Dscpt Mfg.20 1.OWNER’S MANUAL . including its speed. and.81 1.0L Twin 4.65 2.65 2. water temperature and direction of wind. may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions. The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two.2 6.00 1.65 2. engine condition.65 2. you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees.5 1.43 1. In this instance. PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART Model 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Engine 7. marine growth on the bottom.20 2.81 Opt 1. INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution.65 2.50 1. additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers.81 1.5 1.81 2.50 2.50 2 1.4L MPI 7.

3GS DP Twin 4.3Gi DP Twin 5.2 1.32 1. part # 48-823667A6/68A6 Model 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 293 Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar Engine Drive Twin 4.95 1.60 1.20 1.0Gi SX Twin 5.78 1.2 1.0GL DP Twin 5.81 2.79 2.62 1.51 1.78 1.43 1.3Gi SX Twin 4.20 1.47 1.7L Bravo 3 Twin 5.65 2.7L ALpha Twin 5.89 NA 1.65 2.3D-Tronic Bravo 3 7.95 1.89 NA 1.78 1.65 2.12 .7GSi SX Twin 5.95 1.95 2.5 2.3L EFI ALpha Twin 4.81 2.51 1.32 php Prop Dscpt 190 205 205 210 210 26's 220 220 220 230 230 230 28's 250 250 250 260 260 21" 4-blade R&L 260 28's 300 300 21" 4-blade R&L 300 28's 320 320 28's 270 310 315 315 375 385 F4 415 F5 420 243 205 205 205 205 220 220 250 21" SS R&L 250 F6 250 250 F7 280 280 F7 315 315 159 250 250 300 300 230 230 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A45/1A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A45/1A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-823669A6/70A6 3851494-9 3851495-6 3850302-5/318-1 3851496-4 3851497-2 3851497-2 COBALT BOATS .79 2.79 2.78 1. ratio 2.60 1.32 1.20 1.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 293 Mfg.78 1.95 Opt NA 1.78 1.43 1.65 2.0L ALpha Twin 5.47 1.62 NA 2.2 1.95 1.43 1.95 1.95 1.43 1.5 2.0GL SX Twin 5.65 1.43 1.65 2.1GSi DP KAD44EDC Dsl DP Twin 4.51 1.7GSi DP Twin 5.62 2.0Gi DP Twin 5.62 1.3L EFI Bravo 3 Twin 5.7L EFI ALpha Twin 5.7Gxi DP 8.00 1.47 1.20 1.60 2.60 1.7L Bravo 1 Twin 5.68 1.0L Bravo 3 Twin 5.78 1.81 2.81 NA 2.43 1.43 1.32 1.7L EFI Bravo 1 Twin 5.79 2.43 1.1Gi DP 7.60 1.62 2.0L EFI ALpha Twin 5.32 1.3GS SX Twin 4.62 NA 2.20 1.3LH ALpha Twin 4.51 1.2GSi DP 8.62 1.7L EFI Bravo 3 T-350 Mag MPI ALpha T-350 Mag MPI Bravo 1 T-350 Mag MPI Bravo 3 6.32 1.0L Bravo 1 Twin 5.47 1.32 1.4Gi DP 5.32 1.95 1.7Gxi SX Twin 5.65 2.7GS SX Twin 5.2 Bravo 3 7.7Gxi SX 5.7GS DP Twin 5.3L Bravo 3 Twin 4.0L EFI Bravo 1 Twin 5.3LH Bravo 3 Twin 4.OWNER’S MANUAL 293.95 1.95 1.65 2.7Gxi DP T-KAD32P Dsl DP 6LP-DTZE Bravo 1 6LP-DTZE Bravo 3 6LP-DTZE Bravo 1 6LP-DTZE Bravo 3 Twin 4LHA-STZE Bravo 1 Twin 4LHA-STZE Bravo 3 Fuel system 2 BBL 4 BBL 4 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel 4 BBL 4 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel std.60 2.95 1.4GSi DP 8.0L EFI Bravo 3 Twin 5.2 Bravo 1 6.

.48” . . .20” .62 m 2. . . . Beam . . . . . . .73 gal. . Beam . . . . . Deadrise . . .20 deg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06 m 2. .54” . . . Freeboard(aft) .21” . . . . Draft(drive up) . . . . Fresh Water Capacity Fuel Capacity . . . . . . . . . . .10 gal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION LS . . . Draft(drive up) .8’ 6” .23’ 2” . . .1700 lbs LAYOUT AND SPECIFICATIONS 25LS Layout 23LS SPECIFICATIONS Centerline . . . . . . . Transom Height . . . . . . . . . . . .59 m 1973 kg 20 deg 50 cm 104 cm 66 cm 121 cm 144 cm 37 l 276 l 771 kg Anchor Locker NAV Light Storage 23LS Galley Area Fuel Tank Vent 25LS SPECIFICATIONS Fire Extinguisher Ignition Safety Switch Water Fill Bilge Pump Outlet NAV Light Receptacle Fuel Fill Serial Number LS. . . . . . .1700 lbs . . . . .3880 lbs. . . . .1 . . Fresh Water Capacity Fuel Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . Transom Height .43” . . . . . . Capacity by Weight . . . . . . . . Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) . 7. Deadrise . . .4350lbs. Centerline . . . . . . . . .23/25 COBALT BOATS . . . . . Capacity by Weight . .57” . . . . . . . .20 deg. . .11 persons . .34” . Freeboard(fwd) . . . . Dry Weight . . . Freeboard(fwd) . . . . . . .17” . . Freeboard(aft) . . . . . .55 gal.10 gal . . . . . . . . .41” . .11 Persons . . . . Capacity . . . .26” . . . Capacity . . . . . . . . . . Bridge Clearance (w/o nav light) . . . . . . Dry Weight . . . .25’ . . . . . .8’ 6” . .59 m 1760 kg 20 deg 43 cm 86 cm 53 cm 109 cm 137 cm 37 l 208 l 771 kg 7. . . . .

shows the condition of charge in the battery.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 23/25LS CAPTAIN’S CHAIR ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATION Your captain’s chair has the flip-up position for greater visibility and maneuverability while docking. Voltmeter . Fuel Gauge . 15 10 11 10 12 13 10 14 4.Temperature may fluctuate slightly while running. Tachometer . it may show as low as 10 to 12 volts. INSTRUMENT PANEL 1.Shows the position of the drive unit in reference to the bottom of the boat.2 . SHOULD WATER TEMPERATURE REACH 180 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. Trim Gauge . The chair is adjustable fore and aft.Pressure can vary according to type of engine. Maximum temperature may vary depending on type of engine. 9. DRIVING WHILE STANDING UP IS AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS PRACTICE. (depending on type of oil. 6. With the engine running at cruising speeds and above. There is a handle on the inboard side of the mechanism that allows the seat to slide fore and aft. YOUR ENGINE IS OVERHEATING AND SHOULD BE CHECKED IMMEDIATELY FOR PROBABLE CAUSE. Compass . The sensor is located in the ski storage locker and is adjustable. 4 5 6 1 2 3 7 8 9 3. it should show 12 to 14 volts. Speedometer (Miles Per Hour) 5. 8. It is normal for a hot engine to have low pressure at idle. Clock 2. Oil Pressure Gauge .(Revolutions Per Minute) 16 17 18 7. You can sit on the raised cushion or stand in front of the cushion. Temperature Gauge . Please consult your Cobalt dealer for further information. With the engine at idle or not running. ALL SEATS MUST BE IN A LOCKED/SECURED POSITION WHILE THE BOAT IS UNDERWAY.Your Cobalt may be optionally equipped with a Faria Compass.OWNER’S MANUAL LS. pressure may drop as low as 10 PSI at idle). It only indicates while the ignition is in the “ON” position.shows approximate amount of fuel remaining in tank. DO NOT DRIVE WHILE STANDING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN “IDLE SPEED”. COBALT BOATS .

Your Cobalt may be equipped with a dimmer switch which controls the intensity of the dash lights including the compass light. Water Temperature Gauge . 11. Be sure ladder is raised and secured prior to starting engine. Most accurate when engine is off. Lift up on front of ladder to place overboard and unfold to full length. Caution should be used while using this ladder. position . ESPECIALLY THE PROPELLER. 2. 18.The horn. ANC.Your Cobalt is equipped with a Humminbird Depth Sounder. Lift ladder lid to access ladder. 12 VDC Receptacle 17. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for further information. Folding ladder is covered by ladder lid.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 23/25LS Please consult the engine owner’s manual supplied with your boat concerning the oil pressure the engine in your boat should attain. EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN NEAR THE STERN DRIVE UNIT.Indicated outside water temperature. Included in your owner’s packet are the instructions pertaining to the operation of this unit. Dimmer Switch . position . LS. Make sure the head compartment door assembly is closed and latched while the boat is underway. Use caution to prevent pinching fingers when stowing ladder. is located under the deck. 14. MAKE SURE LIGHTS ARE NOT BLOCKED BY CANVAS OR OTHER OBSTACLES. CAUTION: THE STERN DRIVE UNIT HAS MANY SHARP EDGES. NEVER OPERATE YOUR BOAT AT NIGHT WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED LIGHTS OPERATING. 10.navigation (running) lights. please check the manuals supplied in your owner’s packet.Push to reset if necessary. electric head. Three Position Exterior Light Switch NAV. Circuit Breakers .3 COBALT BOATS . Two Position Switch . Horn Button . If the button continues to pop out. BOARDING LADDER THIS LADDER MUST ONLY BE USED WHILE ENGINE IS OFF. Do not allow to swing freely. DO NOT USE BOARDING LADDER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. For operation of the porti potti. Depth Sounder . pump out or macerator. 15. consult your Authorized Cobalt Dealer. Center position .Controls equipment as labeled. bow light and stern light.off. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BOARDING LADDER IS PROPERLY STOWED AND THERE IS NO ONE IN THE AREA BEHIND THE BOAT BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AND ENGAGING THE SHIFT MECHANISM. (See warning label section). itself. 12. Ignition Key Switch 13. HEAD COMPARTMENT 1. 16.OWNER’S MANUAL .stern light only.

you can obtain this by decreasing the pitch of your propeller(s) by two degrees. PROPELLERS . additions of extra equipment and accessories or passengers. then flush the tank twice.OPTIONAL The refrigerator receives it’s power from the ship’s electrical system (12 VDC). In this instance. including its speed. The system is operated by a 12 VDC water pump located in the engine compartment. Inside the refrigerator is the thermostat control. Pitch is expressed in the number of inches a prop will advance in a solid medium in one revolution. COBALT BOATS . A propeller is measured by two dimensions: 1) the diameter. engine condition. may change due to several factors: atmospheric conditions. Even minor damage (often invisible to the naked eye) can adversely affect the boat’s performance. INCORRECT PROPELLER APPLICATION CAN CAUSE ADVERSE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS. and. PULLING POWER If you need extra pulling power. Common symptoms of damage to propellers are a sudden drop in RPM. Others are beyond human control. To clean water tank.25LS ONLY . If this does not work replace baking soda with 2 tablespoons of bleach and repeat procedure. Consult your Cobalt Dealer for winterization requirements. and. Adverse handling and top speed characteristics may be experienced. This will not endanger the engine or drive unit as long as the manufacturer’s recommended top RPM’s are not exceeded. Other factors include damage to the prop(s). DO NOT CHANGE TYPE OR SIZE OF PROPELLER WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR COBALT DEALER! STAINLESS STEEL Some Cobalts are standard equipped with stainless propellers. The diameter is determined by measuring the distance from the center of the propeller to the tip of one blade and multiplying that figure by two. tides. FRESH WATER SYSTEM Your Cobalt is equipped with a 10-gallon capacity water system. 2) the pitch.GENERAL Nothing is more important to the proper performance of your boat than the condition of the propeller(s).4 . do not substitute aluminum propellers. vibration or sudden loss of speed. the manufacturer recommends inserting 1/4 cup of baking soda into the tank and allowing tank to stand for one day.OWNER’S MANUAL LS.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 23/25LS REFRIGERATOR . Operational characteristics of your boat. marine growth on the bottom. It is necessary for the ship’s batteries to be turned on for the water system to operate. water temperature and direction of wind. The dash switch marked refrigerator must be turned on as well. Some of these factors are directly correctable by repair or maintenance.

47 1.20 1.95 1.7L EFI 5. part # 24's 15 1/4 x 15 15 1/4 x 19 RH 28's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 26's 14 1/4 x 21 RH 28's 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 26's 14 1/4 x 25 RH 28's 48-823665A6/66A6 48-78116A45 48-13700A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A45 48-823667A6/68A6 48-1370245 48-823669A6/70A6 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A41 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13706A45 48-823669A6/70A6 PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART .2 MX MPI 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI 5.60 1.65 2.00 1.65 2.50 1.47 1.62 1.7L 5.0L EFI 5. ratio 1.0Gi 5.81 1.60 1.65 2.0Gi 5.65 2.20 1.7GSi 7.00 1.OWNER’S MANUAL .50 1.95 1.95 1.43 1.20 1.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 23/25LS Prop Dscpt Mfg.0GL 5.32 1.32 1.50 2.51 1.65 2.4L MPI 7.62 1.50 2.78 1.78 1.78 php 220 220 240 240 240 250 250 250 260 260 260 300 300 300 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 425 425 220 220 250 250 250 250 280 280 310 310 315 315 375 385 415 420 230 230 15 x 17 F5 F6 F5 14 1/4 x 21 RH F6 F6 F6 F7 F6 3850300-9 3851495-6 3851496-4 3851495-6 3850302-5 3851496-4 3851496-4 3851496-4 3851497-2 3851496-4 LS.65 2.43 1.4GSi 8.20 1.5 COBALT BOATS .1GSi 4LHA-STZE 4LHA-STZE Drive Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP DP DP DP DP Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Diesel std.1Gi 7.79 2.23LS Model 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS 23LS Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Engine 5.7L EFI 5.7GS 5.20 1.50 1.95 1.95 1.4Gi 5.81 1.60 2.78 1.60 1.7Gxi 5.50 1.81 1.65 2.78 1.65 2.78 1.65 2.47 1.43 1.60 1.65 2.20 1.20 1.0L 5.4L MPI 6.32 1.7L 5.78 Option 1.2 MX MPI 6.7L 5.20 1.65 2.47 1.0GL 5.65 2.51 1.7GS 5.50 2.78 1.65 2.81 1.95 1.4Gi 7.95 1.20 1.0L EFI 5.79 2.51 1.43 1.62 1.7GSi 5.50 2.95 1.0L 5.43 1.20 1.7Gxi 8.65 2.78 1.0L EFI 5.20 1.62 1.43 1.7L EFI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 7.43 1.2GSi 8.

7L EFI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 350 Mag MPI 7. part # 24's 48-823665A6/66A6 PROPELLER APPLICATION CHART .20 1.81 1.32 1.7GSi 7.43 1.47 1.7Gxi 8.62 1.50 2.50 1.81 1.20 1.43 1.20 1.7L 5.7L EFI 5.47 1.78 1.60 2.60 1.2 496 MPI 496 MPI 454 Mag MPI 454 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 502 Mag MPI 496 HO MPI 496 HO MPI 500 EFI 5.4L MPI 7.7L EFI 5.95 1.65 2.65 2.4Gi 5.78 1.20 1.78 1.2 6.51 1.95 1.7L 5.20 1.65 2.65 2.95 1.95 1.43 1.81 1.20 1.50 1.7GS 5.50 2.6 .43 1.50 2.7GS 5.1Gi 7. ratio 1.81 1.95 1.50 1.50 1.78 php 250 250 250 260 260 260 300 300 300 310 310 320 320 375 375 385 385 415 415 425 425 470 250 250 280 280 310 310 315 315 375 385 415 420 230 230 28's 15 1/4 x 19 RH 26's 26's 48-823669A6/70A6 48-13700A45 48-823667A6/68A6 48-823667A6/68A6 14 1/4 x 21 RH 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 28's 26's 14 5/8 x 23 RH 48-1370245 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A45 48-823669A6/70A6 48-823667A6/68A6 48-13704A45 F6 F5 F6 F7 F6 F7 3851496-4 3851495-6 3851496-4 3851497-2 3851496-4 3851497-2 COBALT BOATS .20 1.62 1.50 1.65 2.43 1.MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION 23/25LS Prop Dscpt Mfg.4GSi 8.65 2.65 2.00 1.2GSi 8.25LS Model 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS 25LS Mfgr Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Merc Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Volvo Yanmar Yanmar Engine 5.OWNER’S MANUAL LS.60 1.50 2.78 1.65 2.50 1.20 1.7L 5.60 1.4Gi 7.95 1.95 1.65 2.4L MPI 6.7GSi 5.50 1.20 1.43 1.62 1.95 1.78 Option 1.65 2.78 1.47 1.1GSi 4LHA-STZE 4LHA-STZE Drive ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 ALpha Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Bravo 1 Bravo 3 B-1 XZ SX DP SX DP SX DP SX DP DP DP DP DP Bravo 1 Bravo 3 Fuel system 2 BBL 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port 2 BBL 2 BBL Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Throttle-Body Throttle-Body Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Multi-Port Diesel Diesel std.7Gxi 5.

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