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Welcome
Congratulations on becoming the new owner of a
Sea Ray
®
, the world’s most prestigious manufacturer
of boats. We welcome you into our worldwide and
ever-expanding family of boating enthusiasts.
This Owner’s Information Package, should be kept
on board your Sea Ray
®
, and will provide important
information about features of your boat.
For years of trouble-free boating, take the time to
carefully review the information in this package
and really get to know your boat. Have everyone
who will operate your boat read the Owner’s
Manual.
The Owner’s Information Package contains the
following:
• Owner’sManual
The Owner’s Manual contains multiple sections
including general information pertaining to Sea
Ray® Sport Cruisers, Model Specifc sections with
information specifc to your model, and system’s
manuals for major accessories and options. The
material will provide you with important operating
and safety information, as well as reminding
you about your responsibilities as a boat owner/
operator.
• Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
Information
The OEM Information of your Owner’s Information
Package contains information provided by the
individual systems manufacturers of equipment
installed on your boat. Examples include the
engine, engine control and electronics equipment.
Throughout the Owner’s Manual you will be referred
to information provided by manufacturers of specifc
systems.
For a complete library of all Sea Ray manuals
including owners, systems, accessories, and
options please visit www.searay.com. There you
will be able to view all Sea Ray manuals and any
items that are not included in this manual.
Because your purchase represents a substantial
investment, we know you will want to take the
necessary measures to protect its value. We
have outlined a program for proper operation,
periodic maintenance and safety inspections. We
urge you to follow these recommendations. If you
have questions which are not fully covered by the
Owner’s Information Package, please consult your
authorized Sea Ray
®
Boats dealer for assistance.
Thank You For Selecting A Sea Ray
®
!
Bon Voyage
®
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Information in this publication is based upon the latest product specifcations available at printing. Sea Ray
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Boats, Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice, in the colors, equipment, specifcations,
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Sea Ray Sport Cruisers Owner’s Manual
Printed in the U.S.A. September 2009
© Sea Ray Boats, Inc. • A Brunswick Company
MRP #1971029
Sea Ray Boats, Inc. 2600 Sea Ray Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37914
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Note: Not all accessories shown in pictures or described herein are
standard equipment or even available as options.
Options and features are subject to change without notice.
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Table of conTenTs
IntroductIon
1. This Manual ...........................................................viii
2. Your Responsibilities ..............................................viii
3. Sources of Information ...........................................viii
4. Dealer Responsibilities ........................................... ix
5. Warranties ............................................................... ix
6. Hull Identifcation Number (HIN) ............................. ix
7. Manufacturer’s Certifcation ..................................... x
8. Service, Parts and Repair for Your Boat .................. x
9. Warranty Information................................................ x
About Your Limited Warranty....................................... xi
Section 1 • Safety
1. Safety/Warning References .................................. 1.1
2. Legally Mandated Minimum Required Equipment 1.2
3. Fire Extinguishing System .................................... 1.3
4. Carbon Monoxide ................................................. 1.3
5. Lifesaving Equipment ............................................ 1.5
6. Recommended Equipment for Safe Operation ..... 1.6
7. Stability ................................................................. 1.6
8. Maintain Control .................................................... 1.6
9. Load Capacity ....................................................... 1.7
10. Power Capacity ................................................... 1.8
11. Propellers ............................................................ 1.8
12. Design Categories ............................................. 1.8
13. Weather ............................................................. 1.8
13. Chart Your Course .............................................. 1.9
14. Impaired Operation ........................................... 1.10
15. Water Sports ..................................................... 1.10
A. Swimming .................................................... 1.10
B. Skiing ........................................................... 1.10
C. Diving ........................................................... 1.11
16. Emergency Situations ....................................... 1.11
A. Medical Emergency ..................................... 1.11
B. Water Rescue .............................................. 1.11
C. Fire ............................................................... 1.12
D. Flooding, Swamping and Capsizing ............. 1.12
E. Collisions and Leaking ................................. 1.13
F. Grounding ..................................................... 1.13
G. Propulsion, Control or Steering Failure ....... 1.13
17. Safety Hot Lines ............................................... 1.13
18. Environmental Considerations .......................... 1.14
A. Fuel and Oil Spillage .................................... 1.14
B. Waste Disposal ............................................ 1.14
C. Excessive Noise .......................................... 1.14
D. Wake / Wash ................................................ 1.14
19. International Requirements .............................. 1.15
20. Nautical Terms .................................................. 1.16
21. Key to Symbols on Controls and Prints ............ 1.17
Section 2 • General Boat arranGement
1. Docking/Lifting/Storage ......................................... 2.1
2. Cleats .................................................................... 2.1
3. Passenger Locations ............................................ 2.1
4. Description of Major Controls ............................... 2.2
A. Digital Throttle & Shift Control (DTS-Gas) ..... 2.2
B. Gear Shift and Throttle Control (Diesel) ......... 2.3
5. Important Gauges ................................................. 2.4
A. SmartCraft™ Gauge System ......................... 2.4
B. Tachometer .................................................... 2.5
C. Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Speedometer
and Fuel Gauges ........................................... 2.5
D. Magnetic Compass ........................................ 2.5
E. Power Trim Unit and Gauge ........................... 2.6
F. Trim Tabs ......................................................... 2.6
G. Engine Alarm System .................................... 2.7
6. Propulsion System ................................................ 2.7
A. Stern Drive ..................................................... 2.7
B. V-Drive Engines ............................................. 2.7
Section 3 • USinG YoUr Boat
1. Pre-Launch, Launch and Post-Launch Checklist .. 3.1
2. Fueling the Boat ................................................... 3.2
3. Boarding ............................................................... 3.3
4. Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) ....................... 3.3
5. Passenger Instruction and Location ..................... 3.3
6. Starting the Engine ............................................... 3.3
7. Shifting to Drive the Boat ...................................... 3.5
8. Stopping the Engine ............................................. 3.5
9. Steering System ................................................... 3.6
A. Power Assisted (Stern Drive) ........................ 3.6
B. Hydraulic Power Steering (V-Drive) ................ 3.6
10. Starting the Generator ........................................ 3.7
11. Stopping the Generator ...................................... 3.8
12. Shore Power ....................................................... 3.8
A. To Connect and Turn on Shore Power .............3.8
B. To Disconnect Shore Power ........................... 3.9
C. Maintenance for Shore Power Cable and Shore
Power Inlet ................................................. 3.10
Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
1. Bilge ...................................................................... 4.1
A. Fuel and Oil Spillage ...................................... 4.1
B. Drain Plug ...................................................... 4.1
C. Bilge Pump(s) ................................................ 4.1
4. Check hose and connection on hull side for
debris and proper connections. ..................... 4.2
D. Bilge Blower ................................................... 4.2
3. Propellers ............................................................. 4.3
A. Propellers General Information ...................... 4.3
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B. Propeller Selection ......................................... 4.4
C. Propeller Removal and Installation ................ 4.5
4. Seacocks & Strainers ........................................... 4.8
Section 5 • fUel SYStem
1. Gas Fuel System .................................................. 5.1
2. Diesel Fuel System ....................................................
5.3
A. Fuel Filter (Diesel).......................................... 5.3
B. Fuel Filter Maintenance (Diesel) ................... 5.3
3. Fueling Precautions .............................................. 5.3
A. Static Electricity and the Fuel System ........... 5.3
B. General: ......................................................... 5.4
C. Before and During Fueling Checklist:............ 5.4
D. After Fueling Checklist: .................................. 5.4
4. Fuel Recommendations ........................................ 5.5
Section 6 • electrical SYStem
2. Battery Switch(es) ............................................... 6.2
3. Ignition Protection ................................................. 6.2
4. Fuses and Breakers .............................................. 6.2
5. 12 Volt Accessory Receptacle .............................. 6.3
6. AC System ............................................................ 6.3
7. Shore Power ......................................................... 6.3
A. Shore Power Cords ........................................ 6.3
B. Main Shore Power Breaker Box ..................... 6.3
8. Generator .............................................................. 6.4
9. Servicing the Main Distribution Panel ................... 6.4
10. Battery Charger/Converter ................................. 6.4
C. Shore Power ................................................. 6.4
11. Ground Fault Interrupter Receptacle (GFI) ......... 6.5
12. Electrolytic Corrosion and Zinc Anodes .............. 6.5
13. Marine Electronic Cathodic Anti-Corrosion System
6.6
Section 7 • optionS & acceSSories
1. Carbon Monoxide Monitor .................................... 7.1
2. Air Conditioning & Heating .................................... 7.1
3. Water System ....................................................... 7.2
A. Sanitizing the Water System .......................... 7.2
B. Water Pump and Filter ................................... 7.2
C. Winterizing the Water System ........................ 7.3
D. Shower System .............................................. 7.3
After using the shower, it is recommended that
you run a gallon of clean water through the
shower drain to clean out soap residue. Check
the pump and foat switch for obstructions and
proper working order. ................................... 7.3
E. Transom Shower ............................................ 7.3
F. Dockside Water Inlet ....................................... 7.3
G. Fresh Water Wash Down Spigot .................... 7.4
H. Sea Water System ......................................... 7.4
I. Water Heater ................................................... 7.4
4. Gray Water System ............................................... 7.4
5. Head System ........................................................ 7.4
A. Requirements for Operators .......................... 7.4
B. VacuFlush
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Head ........................................... 7.5
C. Holding Tank Operation ................................. 7.5
D. Vent Filter ....................................................... 7.5
6. Macerator Discharge Pump with Seacock Interlock
System .................................................................. 7.5
7. Fire Extinguisher Port ........................................... 7.6
8. Automatic Fire Extinguisher System ..................... 7.6
A. Gasoline Engine Boats .................................. 7.7
B. Diesel Engine Boats ....................................... 7.7
C. Manual Fire Extinguishing System Pull Handle ..
7.7
D. Safety Pin ....................................................... 7.7
7. Canvas .................................................................. 7.8
A. Installation Tips .............................................. 7.8
B. Canvas Care and Maintenance...................... 7.8
8. Horn ...................................................................... 7.9
9. Docking Lights ...................................................... 7.9
10. Underwater Lights ............................................... 7.9
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service & main-
tenance
1. Summary Guide for Inspection, Service and Mainte-
nance .................................................................... 8.1
2. Useful Service Information ................................... 8.3
3. Inspection, Service and Maintenance Protocol .... 8.4
A. Bilge Area ...................................................... 8.4
B. Topside and Supplies ..................................... 8.5
4. Winterization Checklist for Boats Stored on Land . 8.5
A. Boat Storage .................................................. 8.5
B. Engines .......................................................... 8.5
C. Battery(ies) .................................................... 8.5
D. Head System ................................................. 8.6
E. Water System ................................................. 8.6
F. Water System ................................................. 8.6
5. Fitting out After Storage ........................................ 8.7
A. Fuel System ................................................... 8.7
B. Battery(ies) .................................................... 8.7
C. Miscellaneous ................................................ 8.7
6. Security Considerations ........................................ 8.7
7. Seacock Lubrication ............................................. 8.8
8. Quick Reference Checklist .................................... 8.9
A. Boarding the Boat* ......................................... 8.9
B. Preparing to Depart and After Launching .... 8.10
C. While Underway ........................................... 8.11
D. Returning to Port .......................................... 8.11
E. Securing the Boat ........................................ 8.12
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F. If the Engine Does Not Start ......................... 8.12
9. After Market Equipment Checklist ...................... 8.13
10. Maintenance Log .............................................. 8.14
Section 9 • care & refiniShinG
1. Paint Cleaning Agents and Other Substances...... 9.1
2. Fiberglass and Gelcoat ......................................... 9.1
3. Stains and Scratches ............................................ 9.1
4. Permanently Moored or Docked Boats ................. 9.2
5. Care for Bottom Paint ........................................... 9.2
6. Topside Areas ....................................................... 9.2
A. Stainless Steel and Alloy Fittings ................... 9.2
B. Salt Crystals ................................................... 9.2
7. Gauge and Switch Panels..................................... 9.2
8. Acrylic Plastic Sheeting (Plastic Glass) ................ 9.2
9. Canvas and Clear Vinyl ......................................... 9.3
10. Exterior Upholstery Fabric .................................. 9.3
11. Interior Upholstery Fabric ................................... 9.3
12. Teak .................................................................... 9.3
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Specific information
1. Load Capacity ..................................................... 10.2
2. Passenger Locations .......................................... 10.2
3. Safety Label Locations ....................................... 10.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 10.6
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts . 10.7
6. Helm, Gauge & Switch Layout ............................ 10.8
7. Deck Layout ........................................................ 10.9
8. Cleats ................................................................ 10.10
9. Navigation and Anchor Lights ........................... 10.10
10. Lighting ........................................................... 10.10
11. Bilge Layout .................................................... 10.11
12. Fire Extinguishing System .............................. 10.12
13. Fuel System .................................................... 10.12
A. Gasoline Fuel System ................................ 10.12
B. Diesel Fuel System (Optional) ................... 10.12
14. Water System ................................................. 10.12
15. Entertainment System .................................... 10.13
16. Canvas ............................................................ 10.13
17. Electrical Schematics...................................... 10.13
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1. Load Capacity ..................................................... 11.2
2. Passenger Locations .......................................... 11.2
3. Safety Label Locations ....................................... 11.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 11.7
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts . 11.8
6. Helm, Gauge & Switch Layout ........................... 11.9
7. Deck Layout ...................................................... 11.11
8. Cabin Layout .................................................. 11.12
9. Cleats ................................................................ 11.13
10. Navigation and Anchor Lights ......................... 11.13
11. Lighting ........................................................... 11.13
12. Bilge Layout .................................................... 11.15
13. Fire Extinguishing System .............................. 11.16
14. Fuel System .................................................... 11.16
A. Gasoline Fuel System ................................ 11.16
B. Diesel Fuel System (Optional) ................... 11.16
15. Water System ................................................. 11.16
16. Entertainment System .................................... 11.17
17. DC to AC Inverter ........................................... 11.18
18. Engine Hatch .................................................. 11.18
19. Canvas ............................................................ 11.18
20. Electrical Schematics...................................... 11.18
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Specific information
1. Load Capacity ..................................................... 12.2
2. Passenger Locations .......................................... 12.2
3. Safety Label Locations ....................................... 12.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 12.7
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts . 12.8
6. Helm, Gauge & Switch Layout ........................... 12.9
7. Deck Layout ...................................................... 12.11
8. Cabin Layout .................................................. 12.12
9. Cleats ................................................................ 12.13
10. Navigation and Anchor Lights ......................... 12.13
11. Lighting ........................................................... 12.13
12. Bilge Layout .................................................... 12.15
13. Fire Extinguishing System .............................. 12.16
14. Fuel System .................................................... 12.16
A. Gasoline Fuel System ................................ 12.16
B. Diesel Fuel System (Optional) ................... 12.16
15. Water System ................................................. 12.16
16. Aft Facing Transom Seat ................................. 12.16
17. Entertainment System .................................... 12.17
18. DC to AC Inverter ........................................... 12.18
19. Engine Hatch .................................................. 12.18
20. Canvas ............................................................ 12.18
21. Electrical Schematics...................................... 12.18
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Specific information
1. Load Capacity ..................................................... 13.2
2. Passenger Locations .......................................... 13.2
3. Safety Label Locations ....................................... 13.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 13.7
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts . 13.8
6. Helm, Gauge & Switch Layout ........................... 13.9
7. Deck Layout ...................................................... 13.11
8. Cabin Layout .................................................. 13.12
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9. Sport Spoiler Layout ......................................... 13.13
10. Cleats .............................................................. 13.13
11. Navigation and Anchor Lights ......................... 13.13
12. Lighting ........................................................... 13.13
13. Bilge Layout .................................................... 13.15
14. Fire Extinguishing System .............................. 13.16
15. Fuel System .................................................... 13.16
A. Gasoline Fuel System ................................ 13.16
B. Diesel Fuel System (Optional) ................... 13.16
16. Water System ................................................. 13.16
17. Entertainment System .................................... 13.17
18. DC to AC Inverter ........................................... 13.18
19. Engine Hatch .................................................. 13.18
20. Canvas ............................................................ 13.18
21. Electrical Schematics...................................... 13.18
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Specific information
1. Load Capacity ..................................................... 14.2
2. Passenger Locations .......................................... 14.2
3. Safety Label Locations ....................................... 14.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 14.7
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts . 14.8
6. Helm, Gauge & Switch Layout ............................ 14.9
7. General Layout ................................................. 14.12
8. Cleats ................................................................ 14.14
9. Navigation and Anchor Lights ........................... 14.14
10. Lighting ........................................................... 14.14
11. Bilge Layout .................................................... 14.15
12. Fire Extinguishing System .............................. 14.17
13. Fuel System .................................................... 14.17
A. Gasoline Fuel System ................................ 14.17
B. Diesel Fuel System (Optional) ................... 14.17
14. Water System ................................................. 14.17
15. Entertainment System .................................... 14.18
A. 12 Volt Stereo ............................................. 14.18
B. Salon Entertainment Center (Option) ....... 14.18
16. Refrigerator ..................................................... 14.18
17. Canvas ............................................................ 14.19
18. Electrical Schematics...................................... 14.19
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SPECIFIC INFORMATION
1. Load Capacity ..................................................... 15.2
2. Passenger Locations .......................................... 15.2
3. Safety Label Locations ...................................... 15.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 15.7
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts . 15.8
6. Helm, Gauge & Switch Layout .......................... 15.10
7. General Layout ................................................. 15.12
8. Cleats ................................................................ 15.14
9. Navigation and Anchor Lights ........................... 15.14
10. Bilge Layout .................................................... 15.15
11. Fire Extinguishing System .............................. 15.18
12. Fuel System .................................................... 15.18
A. Gasoline Fuel System ................................ 15.18
B. Diesel Fuel System (Optional) ................... 15.18
13. Water System ................................................. 15.18
14. Entertainment System .................................... 15.20
A. Salon Entertainment Center (Option) ....... 15.20
15. Canvas ............................................................ 15.20
16. Electrical Schematics...................................... 15.20
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Specific information
1. Load Capacity ..................................................... 16.2
2. Passenger Locations .......................................... 16.2
3. Safety Label Locations ....................................... 16.3
4. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............ 16.7
5. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts . 16.8
6. Helm, Gauge & Switch Layout ........................... 16.9
7. Deck Layout ...................................................... 16.11
8. Cabin Layout .................................................. 16.12
9. Cleats ................................................................ 16.13
10. Navigation and Anchor Lights ......................... 16.13
11. Lighting ........................................................... 16.13
12. Bilge Layout .................................................... 16.15
13. Fire Extinguishing System .............................. 16.19
14. Fuel System .................................................... 16.19
A. Gasoline Fuel System ................................ 16.19
B. Diesel Fuel System (Optional) ................... 16.19
15. Water System ................................................. 16.19
16. Aft Facing Transom Seat ................................. 16.19
17. Entertainment System .................................... 16.20
18. DC to AC Inverter ........................................... 16.21
19. Engine Hatch .................................................. 16.21
20. Canvas ............................................................ 16.21
21. Electrical Schematics...................................... 16.21
Sport crUiSer optionS & acceSSories
Air Conditioning - Dometic Cruiseair ...................... 17.1
CO Monitor - Fireboy Xintex .................................. 18.1
Compass - Ritchie .................................................. 19.1
Cook Top - Kenyon ................................................. 20.1
Fire Extinguisher - Sea-Fire FM200 ....................... 21.1
Fire Extinguisher - Sea-Fire FE241 ........................ 22.1
Fridge Drawer - Isotherm ........................................ 23.1
Fridge Drawer - WAECO ......................................... 24.1
Grill - Kenyon Electric ............................................. 25.1
Grill - Catalina Gas ................................................. 26.1
Head - VacuFlush 5000 Series .............................. 27.1
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accessory manuals. Please visit www.searay.com for a
complete library of all Sea Ray Owner’s and Accessory
Manuals
Ice Maker - U-Line .................................................. 28.1
Refrigerator - Norcold DC ....................................... 29.1
Refrigerator - WAECO CR Series ........................... 30.1
Shaft Seal - Tides Marine ....................................... 31.1
Stereo - Sony AM/FM CD Player CDXH905IP ....... 32.1
Trim Tabs - Bennett ................................................. 33.1
Water Heater - Attwood .......................................... 34.1
Windlass - Quick Antares 1000 Series ................... 35.1
Windlass - Quick Aster 300/500 Series .................. 36.1
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1. This Manual
The material here and in the rest of the Owner’s
Information Package:
• Gives you basic safety information;
• Describes the fundamentals of boat use;
• Describes the features of your boat;
• Describes the equipment on your boat;
• Contains service and maintenance information.
You must learn to safely operate this boat as
wellasread,understandandusetheinformation
containedinthispackage.
What this manual does not give you is a course in
boating safety, or how to navigate, anchor, or dock
your boat. Operating a power boat safely requires
more skills, knowledge, and awareness than is
necessary for a car or truck.
2. Your responsibiliTies
For your safety, the safety of your passengers, other
boaters and people in the water, you must:
• Take a boating safety course;
• Get instruction in the safe and proper handling
of your boat;
• Understand and follow the “Rules of the
Road”;
• Learn how to navigate;
• Register:
You must register this boat in the state where it
will be used most frequently, many states require
additional registration when an out-of-state boat
is used within their boundaries.
Contact state boating authorities or any marine
dealer for registration requirements.
3. sources of inforMaTion
In North America, contact one of the following for
boating courses:
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
• U.S. Power Squadron
• Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
• Red Cross
• State Boating Offces
• Yacht Club
Contact your dealer or the Boat/U.S. Foundation
at:
1-800-336-2628
Outside of North America, contact your boat dealer
and/or your governmental boating agency for
assistance.
A book that provides a comprehensive background
in boating is Chapman - Piloting, Seamanship
and Small Boat Handling, by Elbert S. Maloney,
published by Hearst Marine.
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4. Dealer responsibiliTies
In addition to a predelivery check and service of the
boat, your dealer is to give you:
• A description and demonstration of the safety
systems, features, instruments and controls on
your boat;
• An orientation in the general operation of your
boat;
• An “In Service Check List” form completed by
you and the dealer after your inspection of the
boat;
• A review of all warranty information and how to
obtain warranty service;
• The Owner Information Package.
If you do not receive all of these materials, or have
any questions, contact your dealer.
5. WarranTies
Your boat comes with several warranties. Each
component and/or system on your boat has its
own warranty that will be found with the specifc
information and manual for that component. These
are included with your Owner’s Manual Package.
The Sea Ray® Express Limited Warranty is on
the warranty information sheet and in this manual.
Please locate and read the individual warranties.
6. hull iDenTificaTion nuMber
(hin)
The “Hull Identifcation Number”, (Fig. ix.1) will be
located either on the starboard side of the transom,
or on the aft, starboard side of the gunwale, and is
your boat’s most important identifying factor. This
number must be included in all correspondence and
orders. Failure to include it creates delays. Also of
vital importance is the engine serial number and
part number when writing about or ordering parts for
your engine. Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual
for location of engine serial number and record it
for future reference.
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Hull IdenTIfIcaTIon number locaTIon
(fIg. Ix.1)
HULL
IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER
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8. service, parTs anD repair for
Your boaT
When your boat needs service, parts or repair,
take it to an authorized Sea Ray
®
dealer. To
fnd a dealer in your area contact Sea Ray
®
via
the internet at www.searay.com (international
customers please visit international.searay.
com).
To fnd repair and parts facilities for the equipment
installed on your boat, refer to the section or
manual for that component.
If a problem is not handled to your satisfaction:
1. Discuss any warranty-related problems directly
with the service manager of the dealership
or your sales person. Give the dealer an
opportunity to help the service department
resolve the matter for you.
2. If a problem arises that has not been resolved
to your satisfaction by your dealer, contact Sea
Ray
®
via the internet at www.searay.com and
the appropriate customer service information
will be provided to you.
9. WarranTY inforMaTion
You will fnd information regarding the Sea Ray®
warranty following the introduction. A warranty
information card is also included in the owner
information packet. If for some reason this information
missing, contact your Sea Ray® dealer.
7. ManufacTurer’s cerTificaTion
As a boat manufacturer, Sea Ray
®
builds their
products to guidelines established under the Federal
Boat Safety Act of 1971. The Act is promulgated by
the United States Coast Guard who has authority to
enforce these laws on boat manufacturers that sell
products in the United States. Sea Ray
®
ensures
that all of its products comply with these laws.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association
(NMMA) provides Sea Ray
®
with a third party
certification. The NMMA is an organization
that represents the marine industry and assists
manufacturers, boat dealers, marinas, repair
yards and component suppliers in areas of
legislation, environmental concerns, marine
business growth and state and federal government
agency interaction. The third party certifcation
that Sea Ray
®
participates in, uses the well known
Standards and Recommended Practices of the
American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).
Sea Ray
®
Boats participates extensively in the
American Boat and Yacht Council which is a
nonproft organization that develops and publishes
voluntary standards and recommended practices for
boat and equipment design, construction, service
and repair. We utilize all applicable ABYC standards
in the construction of your Sea Ray
®
boat.
Finally, Sea Ray
®
sells their products world wide
and as such must conform to the various rules
and regulations required by other countries. Most
notably, are the ISO standards in Europe which
require the application of the Common European
(CE) mark. This mark, much like the NMMA
certifcation here in the US, gives you the boat owner
specifc information concerning your craft. For more
on this, turn to Section 1 • Safety, subsections 9
and 12 which explains in detail the CE plate and
its importance.
InTroducTIon
xi Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
abouT Your lImITed WarranTY
Sea Ray
®
offers an express Limited Warranty on each new Sea Ray
®
purchased through an
authorized Sea Ray
®
dealer. A copy of the Limited Warranty was included in your owner’s manual
package. If for any reason, you did not receive a copy of the Limited Warranty, please contact
your local dealer for a replacement copy. This is a summary of several provisions of the Limited
Warranty. Please read the Limited Warranty, which is the controlling document.
Under the Limited Warranty, Sea Ray
®
covers: (a) structural fberglass deck or hull defects which
occur within fve (5) years of the date of delivery; (b) parts founds to be defective in factory material
or workmanship within one (1) year of the date of delivery; (c) laminate blisters resulting from
defects in factory material or workmanship for fve (5) years on a prorated basis.
Sea Ray
®
’s obligation under the Limited Warranty is limited to repair or replacement of parts that
are judged defective by Sea Ray
®
and does not include transportation, haul out, or other expenses.
The foregoing is the soleandexclusive remedy provided by Sea Ray
®
.
The Limited Warranty does not cover engines, stern drives, controls, propellers, batteries, trailers,
or other equipment or accessories carrying their own individual warranties, nor does the Limited
Warranty cover engines, parts or accessories not installed by Sea Ray
®
. The Limited Warranty
does not cover cosmetic gel coat fnish. Boats used for commercial purpose are excluded from
coverage. See the Sea Ray
®
LimitedWarrantyforotherexclusions.
SEARAY
®
EXPRESSLYDISCLAIMSTHEIMPLIEDWARRANTIESOFMERCHANTABILITY
ANDFITNESS.NEITHERSEARAY
®
NORTHESELLINGDEALERSHALLHAVEANY
RESPONSIBILITYFORLOSSOFUSEOFTHEBOAT,LOSSOFTIME,INCONVENIENCE,
COMMERCIALLOSSORCONSEQUENTIALDAMAGES.
The unexpired term of the limited warranty may be transferred to a subsequent owner upon the
new owner’s request, except this limited warranty will not transfer to any subsequent owner of
a boat which has been salvaged or resold after declaration of a total loss or a constructive total
loss, i.e., the cost of repair exceeds the value of the boat. The new owner can submit this request,
free of charge, via the searay.com website or through a local authorized Sea Ray Dealer where
processing fees may be applied. Sea Ray reserves the right to reject any warranty transfer request
for a boat that has been damaged, neglected, or otherwise previously excluded from warranty..
ThankyouforyourdecisiontobuyaSeaRay
®
.
The Sea Ray
®
Limited Warranty is subject to change at any time at Sea Ray’s discretion. The information
contained herein is general information about the Limited Warranty for the owner’s general knowledge, but
does not alter or amend the terms of the Limited Warranty.
®
1.1
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Section 1 • Safety
1. safeTY/Warning references
explanaTion of safeTY/Warning references
The most important aspect of boating is safety.
Although every effort is made to address the
numerous issues regarding the safe usage of your
boat, it is strongly recommended that you avail
yourself to the training and knowledge available
through boating safety courses, etc.
safeTY precauTions
The precautions below appear throughout this
manual and must be observed when operating or
servicing your boat. Learn to recognize the degree
of precaution and understand the explanations
of safety prior to reading this manual. These
precautions are not all-inclusive. Always use
common sense in the operation of your boat.
! DANGER
DANGER -ImmediatehazardswhichWILLresultin
severepersonalinjuryordeathifthewarningisignored.
WARNING !
WARNING -HazardsorunsafepracticeswhichMAYresult
inseverepersonalinjuryordeathifthewarningisignored.
CAUTION !
CAUTION -Hazardsorunsafepracticeswhichcouldresult
inminorinjury,productorpropertydamageifthewarningis
ignored.
NOTICE
Informationwhichisimportanttoproperoperationor
maintenance,butisnothazardrelated.
safe boaTing Means:
• Knowing the limitations of your boat;
• Following the Rules of the Road;
• Keeping a sharp lookout for people and objects
in the water;
• Not boating in water or weather conditions
that are beyond the boat’s or the operator’s
capability;
• Never boating when the operator is under the
infuence of drugs or alcohol;
• Being aware of your passengers’ safety at all
times; and
• Reducing speed when there is limited visibility,
rough water, nearby people in the water, boats,
or structures.
Boating in beautiful weather and calm water
condi ti ons can be a wonderful experi ence.
Pleasurable boating, however, requires considerably
greater skills than operating a land vehicle. To obtain
these skills, you must:
• Take a Coast Guard, U.S. Power Squadron
or equivalent boating safety course. Call the
BoatU.S.Foundationat1-800-336-2628for
informationonavailablecourses.
• Get hands-on training on how to operate your
boat properly.
in aDDiTion:
• Maintain your boat and its safety and other
systems as recommended in this manual.
• Have the boat inspected by a qualifed mechanic
or dealer, at least annually.
• Ensure that the Coast Guard required safety
equipment is on board and functions.
1.2
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
safeTY Warning labels
Mounted at key location throughout your boat are
warning labels which advise the owner/operator
of imperative safety precautions to follow when
operating and / or servicing equipment.
• Do not remove or obstruct any safety label.
• Replace any label which becomes illegible.
Replacement safety labels can be obtained by
calling your dealer.
The example below indicate the level of hazard by
color and explanation.
2. legallY ManDaTeD MiniMuM
requireD equipMenT
Consult your national boating law enforcement
agency.
The following equipment is the minimum required
by the U.S. Coast Guard.
PersonalFlotationDevices(PFD’s): One Coast
Guard approved Type I, II or III device is mandatory for
each person aboard. One throwable Type IV device
is also required to be on board. A Type V device
is acceptable if worn for approved use, (see page
1.5 for a description of these PFD classifcations).
AlwayswearaPFDwhenboating.
! DANGER
DANGER -ImmediatehazardswhichWILLresultin
severepersonalinjuryordeathifthewarningisignored.
WARNING !
WARNING -HazardsorunsafepracticeswhichMAYresult
inseverepersonalinjuryordeathifthewarningisignored.
CAUTION !
CAUTION -Hazardsorunsafepracticeswhichcouldresult
inminorinjury,productorpropertydamageifthewarningis
ignored.
NOTICE
Informationwhichisimportanttoproperoperationor
maintenance,butisnothazardrelated.
FireExtinguisher-Portable:
(For a boat less than 26' [7.9 meters] in length)
If no fxed fre extinguishing system is installed in
the engine and generator spaces, the U.S. Coast
Guard requires one (1) Type B-1 fre extinguisher
be on board. The American Boat and Yacht Council
(ABYC) recommends that you have two (2) Type
B-1 ABC fre extinguishers on board. One is to
be located at the helm station and the other in
the cabin, near the cockpit door. On boats with no
enclosed cabin, the second fre extinguisher may
be located in the cockpit area.
(For a boat 26' to less than 40' [7.9 meters to
less than 12 meters] in length) If no fixed fire
extinguishing system is installed in the engine
and generator spaces, the U.S. Coast Guard
requires two(2)TypeB-1orone(1)TypeB-2 fre
extinguisher be on board. The American Boat and
Yacht Council (ABYC) recommends that you have
one (1) TypeB-1ABC fre extinguishers on board.
Located outside the engine compartment, at the
helm station and in the galley.
Whistle, Horn: You must have on board some
means of making a loud sound signal, for example,
whistle or horn.
VisualDistressSignals: If you operate your boat
in coastal waters or on the Great Lakes, you must
have visual distress signals for day and night use on
board. At least three (3) U.S. Coast Guard approved
pyrotechnic devices marked with date showing
service life must be carried, be readily accessible,
in serviceable condition and not expired. Store
pyrotechnic signals in a well-marked waterproof
container in a dry location.
Other: Your Sea Ray
®
is equipped with the required
navigation lights, engine exhaust and ventilation
systems.
1.3
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Fumesfromengine,generators,andotherequipment
and appliances using burning fuel contain carbon
monoxide.
CarbonMonoxidecankillyou.
Openalldoors,curtains,windows,andhatchestolet
fresh air circulate, when running engine, generator
or burning any fuel when boat is anchored, moored
ordocked.
! DANGER
4. carbon MonoxiDe
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are
dizziness, ears ringing, headaches, nausea and
unconsciousness. Because carbon monoxide
gas (CO) is odorless, colorless and tasteless, it is
unlikely to be noticed until a person is overcome.
Dangerous concentrations of carbon monoxide will
be present if:
• the engine and/or generator exhaust systems
leak;
• insuffcient fresh air is circulating where people
are present; and/or
• fumes move from the rear of the boat into the
cockpit and cabin area.
Page 1.4 shows examples of a boat operating in
conditions that can lead to high concentrations of
carbon monoxide gas, (Fig.1.4.1)
To minimize the danger of CO accumulation
when the engine is running, or using burning fuel
applications:
• Be sure to have suffcient ventilation when using
canvas or window-type side curtains when
underway, anchored, moored or docked.
3. fire exTinguishing sYsTeM
Your boat may be equipped with either a fire
extinguisher discharge port or an automatic fre
extinguishing system.
IF A FIRE IS SUSPECTED, IMMEDIATELY SHUT
DOWN THE ENGINE, POWERED VENTILATION,
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND EXTINGUISH ALL
SMOKING MATERIALS.
I F THERE I S A FI RE I N THE ENGI NE
COMPARTMENT DO NOT OPEN THE ENGINE
COMPARTMENT. THIS WOULD FEED OXYGEN
TO THE FIRE AND THE FIRE COULD RESTART.
DISCHARGE PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER
THROUGH THE DISCHARGE PORT.
I F A DI SCHARGE OF THE AUTOMATI C
FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM OCCURS,
IMMEDIATELY SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE,
POWERED VENTI LATI ON, ELECTRI CAL
SYSTEMS AND EXTINGUISH ALL SMOKING
MATERIALS.
Wait at least ffteen (15) minutes before opening the
engine compartment. This gives the compartment
long enough for hot metals and fuels to cool. Have
portable extinguishers at hand and ready to use
in case the fre reignites. Do not breathe fumes or
vapors caused by the fre.
Even in rainy cold weather ventilation must be
maintainedtoavoidCarbonMonoxidepoisoning.You
willgetwetand/orcold.
! DANGER
! DANGER
Sleeping on boat requires an operating Carbon
Monoxidedetectionsystemineachsleepinglocation.
1.4
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
• If a convertible top is installed, operate with the
forward hatch open.
• Operate all burning fuel appliances, such
as charcoal, propane, LPG, CNG or alcohol
cooking devices in areas where fresh air can
circulate. Do not use such devices where there
is no noticeable air movement, especially in the
cabin, when anchored, moored or docked.
• Do not idle engine without moving boat for more
than 15 minutes at a time.
• Inspect the exhaust system regularly.
If CO poisoning is suspected, have the victim breath
fresh air deeply. A victim often revives, then relapses
because organs are damaged by lack of oxygen.
Seek immediate medical attention.
carbon MonoxiDe MoniTor
Your boat may come with a carbon monoxide, (CO)
monitor mounted inside the boat. The CO monitor
is an electronic instrument that detects CO. When
there is a buildup of CO, the monitor will alert the
occupants by fashing DANGER light and alarm.
The CO monitor is wired through a breaker on the
Main Distribution Panel (MDP).
It is extremely important that you become totally
familiar with your CO monitor and its functions.
Read and understand the CO monitor information
and operating instructions located in your Owner's
Manual Package.
examples of HoW HIgH levels of carbon
monoxIde maY accumulaTe
(fIg. 1.4.1)
USING CANVAS CURTAINS. OPERATING WITH THE BOW HIGH.
WINDS BLOWING EXHAUST TOWARD
BOAT OCCUPANTS.
GOOD VENTILATION.
BLOCKING HULL EXHAUSTS. OPERATING AT SLOW
SPEED OR DEAD IN THE WATER.
OPERATING ENGINE AND/OR GENERATOR IN
CONFINED SPACES.
IllusTraTIon #a
IllusTraTIon #b
IllusTraTIon #c
IllusTraTIon #d
IllusTraTIon #e
IllusTraTIon #f
1.5
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Throwable Devices (Type IV)–
horseshoe buoys, ring buoys and
buoyant cushions are designed
to be grasped, not worn, (Fig.
1.5.4).

Special-Use Devices (Type V)–
sailboat harnesses, white-water
vests, foat coats, and hybrid vests
which have minimum inherent
buoyancy and an i nf l at abl e
chamber, (Fig. 1.5.5).
Before purchasing PFDs, ensure that there is an
attached tag indicating they are approved by the
U.S. Coast Guard or by your national boating law
enforcement agency.
Children and nonswimmers must wear PFDs at
all times when aboard. All passengers and crew
should wear them. A loose PFD is often useless in
an emergency.
The operator is responsible for instructing everyone
aboard on the location and use of PFDs.
Size PFDs for the wearer. Children require special
attention in the use of PFDs.
Test PFD buoyancy at least once a year.
5. lifesaving equipMenT
Even strong swimmers can tire quickly in the water
and drown due to exhaustion, hypothermia, or both.
The buoyancy provided by a personal fotation
device (PFD) will allow the person who has fallen
overboard to remain afoat with far less effort and
heat loss, extending survival time necessary to fnd
and retrieve them.
Boat operat ors are requi red t o carr y one
wearable personal fotation device (Type I, II, III
or V) for every person on board. Boats must also
have at least one throwable device (Type IV).
The law requires that PFDs must be readily
accessible, if not worn. “Readily accessible” means
removed from storage bags and unbuckled. But,
children and nonswimmers must wear PFDs at all
times when aboard. It is common sense to have
everyone on board wearing PFDs. A throwable
device must also be right at hand and ready to
toss.
pfD classificaTions
Off-Shore Life Jacket (Type I) –
most buoyant, it is designed to turn
an unconscious person face up;
used in all types of waters where
rescue may be slow, particularly
in cold or rough conditions, (Fig.
1.5.1).

Near-Shore Life Vest (Type II)–
“keyhole” vest with fotation-flled
head and neck support is also
designed to turn a person face
up, but the turning action is not as
pronounced; used in calm, inland
waters or where quick rescue is
likely, (Fig 1.5.2).
Flotation Aid (Type III) – vest is
designed so conscious wearers
can turn face up; often designed
for comfort while engaged in sports
such as skiing, (Fig. 1.5.3).
(Fig. 1.5.1)
(Fig. 1.5.2)
(Fig. 1.5.3)
(Fig. 1.5.4)
(Fig. 1.5.5)
1.6
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Distribute passengers and gear as uniformly as
possiblefromfronttorearandlefttoright.
The manufacturer’s load rating is the maximum
allowedundercalmconditions.
Reduce boat loading if weather, water or other
conditionsareadverse.
! WARNING
6. recoMMenDeD equipMenT for
safe operaTion
In addition to legally mandated equipment,
the following items are recommended for safe
boating.
• Anchors, chain and line, (the anchors must be
properly sized for your boat. Ask your boat dealer
or marine supply store for recommendations)
• Batteries for fashlights and portable electronic
devices.
• Boat hook
• Charts of your intended cruising area
• Compass
• Emergency position-indicating radio beacon
(EPIRB)
• Extra propeller(s)
• Fenders
• First aid kit
• GPS or Loran position locating devices
• Lubricating oil
• Manual bilge pump
• Manuals for engine and accessories
• Marine VHF radio with weather channels
• Moisture repellent
• Mooring lines
• Spare keys
• Spare parts kit (spark plugs, fuses, hose clamps
and ask your dealer to recommend other
parts)
• Spotlight, if you intend to boat at night
• Sunscreen
• Tool kit:
- Assorted screwdrivers (Phillips and fat blade)
- Electrical tape and duct tape
- Hammer
- Pliers (regular, vise-grip, and tongue & groove)
- Socket set (metric or U.S. Standard)
- Utility Knife
- Wrenches (box, open-end, allen, adjustable)
• Visual distress signals for day and night
use (required in some areas; consult local
regulations)
• Waterproof fashlight(s)
7. sTabiliTY
Your boat was manufactured to specifc stability
and fotation standards for the capacity shown
on the certifcation plate. Any increase from the
recommended load capacities will put your boat in
jeopardy of capsizing, swamping and/or sinking.
in aDDiTion:
• Stability may be substantially reduced if
equipment is added above the deck.
• Stability is substantially reduced by loose fuids
or weight within the hull. Keep bilge area as dry
as possible, and close all openings, hatches and
windows in rough weather.
8. MainTain conTrol
On the water there are no marked traffc lanes, no
traffc signs or lights, and boats have no turn signals.
The boat operator must keep his or her attention
focused not only on what’s ahead but what’s on the
left, right and behind the boat.
The operator must always be alert to approaching
boats (from the rear, right and left sides, as well as
those ahead). There can be people in the water,
partially submerged debris, and other navigational
hazards such as rocks, sand bars, dangerous
currents, to name a few.
Your passengers are relying on you to operate
and maneuver the boat safely so that they are
not in danger of going overboard. If you turn too
quickly, increase or decrease speed abruptly, your
1.7
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Deathorseriousinjurycanresultifyoufailtoobserve
thesesafetyrules:
• Anyonewhocontrolstheboatmusthave
takenaboatingsafetycourseandhave
trained in the proper operation of the
boat.
• Always operate the boat at speeds
that will not put people or property in
danger.
• Beconstantlyawareofconditionsinall
directions when underway and before
turning.
• Reducespeed,usealookouttoidentify
possiblehazardsordiffculties,andturn
onnavigationlightswhen:
-visibilityisimpaired;
-inroughwater;or
-incongestedwaterways.
• Watchyourwake.Itcancapsizeasmall
boatordamagemooredboatsorother
property.Youareresponsiblefordamage
causedbyyourwake.
! WARNING
passengers are at risk of being thrown overboard
or thrown about the boat.
When visibility becomes impaired because of
weather, time of day or high bow angle you must
slow down so that you have suffcient time to react
if an emergency occurs. Nearby boats face similar
risks in avoiding a collision with you.
general consiDeraTions:
• Know how your boat handles under different
conditions. Recognize your limitations and the
boat’s limitations. Modify speed in keeping with
weather, sea and traffc conditions.
• Instruct passengers on location and use of
safety equipment and procedures.
• Instruct passengers on the fundamentals of
operating your boat in case you are unable to
do so.
• You are responsible for passenger’s actions. If
they place themselves or the boat in danger,
immediately correct them.
9. loaD capaciTY
If present the capacity information plate, located
near the helm indicates maximum weight and
number of persons your boat can handle under calm
sea conditions. Do not exceed the load capacities
stated. The number of people on board must be
reduced if you go out in poor weather and rough
water.
The type of capacity plate will vary dependant upon
the local governing authority.
A. United States – The United States Coast Guard
only provides specifc numbers for passenger
capacity or cargo weight for recreational vessels
up to 26', (7.9 meters).
B. Canada – Transport Canada only provides
specifc numbers for passenger capacity or
cargo weight for recreational vessels up to
6 meters (19.7').
C. Australia – The Australian Transport Council
provides specific numbers for passenger
capacity and cargo weight for all recreational
vessels.
D. European Union – CE regulations provide
specifc information for passenger capacity and
cargo weight for all recreational vessels.
Use common sense and sound judgment when
placing equipment and/or passengers in your boat.
The number of people on board must be reduced if
you go out in poor weather and rough water.
• The number of seats does not indicate how
many people a boat can carry in poor weather
and rough water.
• Above idle speed, all passengers must be
seated in the seats provided.
1.8
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
10. poWer capaciTY
Your boat’s engine and accessories were selected to
provide optimum performance and service. Installing
a different engine or other accessories may cause
unwanted handling characteristics. Should you
choose to install a different engine or to add
accessories that will affect the boat’s running trim,
have an experienced marine technician perform a
safety inspection and handling test before operating
your boat again. Certain modifcations to your boat
will result in cancellation of your warranty protection.
Always check with your dealer before making any
modifcations to your boat.
11. propellers
Your Sea Ray
®
has been equipped with a propeller
which our tests have shown to be the best suited for
general use with our engine under normal conditions
and load. Do not change the pitch of your propeller
without getting your dealer’s recommendations frst.
If you change to a different propeller pitch, under no
circumstancesuseapropellerwhichallowsthe
enginetooperateathigherthanrecommended
RPM. (Your engine manual specifes the maximum
recommended RPM).
To maintain rated power, propellers should be
free of nicks, excessive pitting and any distortions
that alter them from their original design. Badly
damaged propellers should be replaced, but those
that are chipped, bent or merely out of shape can
be reconditioned by your marine dealer.
It is advisable to carry an extra propeller aboard in
case you damage the one in use.
12. Design caTegories
There are four design categories of boats based
upon their ability to withstand wind and sea or water
conditions:
A. Ocean
Wind speed: above 40 knots (46 mph)
Wave height: above 4 meters (13 feet)
Boat may be used for extended ocean
voyages.
B.Offshore
Maximum wind speed: 40 knots (46 mph)
Maximum wave height: 4 meters (13 feet)
Boat can be used offshore, but not for extended
ocean voyages.
C.Inshore
Maximum wind speed: 27 knots (31 mph)
Maximum wave height: 2 meters (6.5 feet)
Boat use is limited to coastal waters, large bays,
estuaries, lakes and rivers.
D.Shelteredwaters
Maximum speed: 15 knots (18 mph)
Maximum wave height: 0.5 meters (1.5 feet)
Boat use is limited to small lakes, rivers and
canals.
Most Sea Ray
®
SportCruisersareDesignCategory
B.RefertotheSpecifcInformationforyourboat
The wind speed and wave height specifed as the
upper limit for your category of boat does not mean
that you or your passengers can survive if your boat
is exposed to these conditions. It is only the most
experienced operators and crew that may be able
to operate a boat safely under these conditions.
You must always be aware of weather conditions
and head for port or protected waters in suffcient
time to avoid being caught in high winds and rough
water. Do not take chances!
13. WeaTher
Getting caught in severe weather is hazardous.
Bad weather and/or rough sea or water conditions
can cause an unsafe situation. Consult local
weather information, or listen to the Nation Oceanic
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather reports
for the latest weather conditions or any impending
deterioration of the weather before setting out and
while underway.
DONOTATTEMPTTOBOATIN
SEVEREWEATHERCONDITIONS
DEATHORSERIOUSINJURYCANOCCUR
GETTOSHOREBEFORE
THEWEATHERTURNSBAD
! DANGER
1.9
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
The following are a few basic weather-related
rules:
• Check the weather forecast and the water
conditions before leaving and while underway.
• A sudden change in wind direction or speed or an
increase in wave height indicates deteriorating
weather.
• Have everyone wear a personal flotation
device.
• If a storm approaches, immediately seek a safe
harbor.
• If a storm hits, have everyone sit in the cabin or
on the cockpit deck in the boat. Head the bow
into the wind with enough power to maintain
slow headway.
• If you encounter fog, determine your position,
set a safe course, slow down and alert other
boats of your presence with a sound signal.
• If a lightning storm approaches, the safest action
is to dock and disembark. If you cannot return
to shore, have passengers go inside the cabin
and remain there until the storm passes.
• Lightning seeks ground when it strikes. The best
protection is a properly grounded lightning rod
placed high enough over the deck to provide a
protective umbrella over the hull. Depending
upon the likelihood of your being in a lightning
storm, consult your dealer for installation of a
lightning rod. If caught in a storm, stay clear
of the lightning rod, all attached wiring, and all
metal parts of the boat.
• Stay out of the water during a lightning storm.
If caught swimming during a storm, get back
into the boat and remain there until the storm
passes.
13. charT Your course
To avoid boating in unsafe areas where there are
underwater obstructions, shallow water, unnavigable
conditions such as dangerous currents, and others,
you must chart a course. This means having
and using the NOAA charts for coastal waters,
observing and understanding all navigational aids,
using the knowledge and guidance of experienced
boaters, and being aware of the tide times where
appropriate.
If you are in an unfamiliar area without knowledge
of the hazards, proceed very slowly and have
someone watch for hazards.
Let others know where you are going. A foat
plan describes your intended cruising course and
itinerary, boat description, and your expected time
and date of return. Give the foat plan to a friend
or relative, so they can give the information to a
national boat agency, like the U.S. Coast Guard, in
the event you fail to return.
Hittinganobjectinorunderthewaterorboatingin
dangerouscurrentscancauseseriousinjuryordeath
toboatoccupants.
Youmustknowwherethehazardsareandavoidthem.
In uncharted waters, boat very slowly and post a
lookout.
! WARNING
Shut engine off if an object is struck or if you run
aground.
Check for hull leaks and drive line damage, before
restartingengines.
Usehandpumpifbilgepumpsdon’tremovewater.
Boatveryslowly,ifyoumustproceedwithadamaged
drive line.
! WARNING
1.10
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
14. iMpaireD operaTion
Drugs and/or alcohol will prevent you from operating
your boat safely. This single factor is involved in
more marine accidents and deaths than any other.
The detrimental effects of alcohol and drugs are
increased by the wind, waves and sun, quickly
impairing your ability to react properly and promptly
in an emergency.
15. WaTer sporTs
a. sWiMMing
• Do not permit anyone to swim from a moving
boat, or a boat with an engine running.
• Many localities prohibit swimming from boats
except in designated areas.
• Make sure boat’s engines are turned off before
allowing people to swim anywhere near your
boat. Shut the engine OFF and remove the
key from the ignition switch so that no one can
accidentally start the engine while swimmers
are nearby.
• Turn off engines when taking swimmers or
skiers aboard or when they are entering the
water. Never permit use of the transom or swim
platform while engines are running.
• Slow down and look for swimmers or skiers
when cruising in an area where there might be
persons in the water.
Drugsand/oralcoholimpairtheoperator'sabilityto
controltheboatsafely.
Deathorseriousinjurycanresultfromimproperboat
operation.
! WARNING
b. skiing
You may never ski behind your Sea Ray
®
Sport
cruiser, however it is advised that you become
familiar with water skiing safety and hand signals
as you will most likely, on occasion, fnd yourself in
the vicinity of, or engaging in water skiing activity,
(Fig. 1.11.1)
• Anyone who water skis must know how to
swim.
• Never drive the boat directly behind a water
skier. At 22 knots (25 m.p.h.), it takes only 5
seconds to overtake a fallen skier who was 60
meters (200 feet) in front.
• Keep a downed skier in sight and on the
operator’s side of the boat when approaching
the skier. Never back up to anyone in the
water.
• Learn the signals to communicate with a skier.
The skier is to control the boat through hand
signals.
Turn – Arm raised, circle with index finger
extended.
SkierinWater – Extend one ski vertically out
of water.
BacktoDock – Pat top of head.
CutMotor – Draw fnger across throat.
Slow Down – Thumb pointed down or palm
down, move hand up and down.
Faster – Thumb pointed up or palm up, move
hand up and down.
OK – Raise arm and form a circle with thumb
and index fnger.
Stop – Raise arm with palm vertical and facing
forward.
TurnRight – Extend arm out from body to the
right.
Yourboatcankillorinjurepersonsinthewater.
Alwaysstayawayfromareasdesignatedforswimming
or diving. Unless you are towing a skier, stay away
from water ski areas. Recognize markers used for
suchareas.
Whenengineisrunning,closeandlocktransomdoor
anddonotpermitanyonetouseboardingladderor
swimplatform.
! WARNING
SkiersmustwearanapprovedPFD.
! WARNING
1.11
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
All boaters have a legal obligation to help other
boaters who are in distress, as long as rendering
assistancedoesnotendangeryou,yourpassengers
or your boat.
NOTICE
Turn Left – Extend arm out from body to the
left.
OK After a Fall – Clasp hands together
overhead.
• If the skier suddenly releases the tow rope, it
can backlash into cockpit. Spotters who are
watching the skier must be aware of this fact
and be prepared to defect the rope by hand to
avoid injury.
c. Diving
• Recognize and respect diving fags. Keep at
least 30 meters (100 feet) away.
Sport Diver’s Flag – Red fag with diagonal
white stripe marks a diver in the water,
(Fig.1.11.2).
Code Alpha Flag – Blue and white pennant
designates boat being used in dive operations,
(Fig.1.11.2).
in general
When engaged in water sports, be safe and
courteous to others sharing the water:
• Be considerate to fshermen.
• Do not water ski in congested areas.
• Keep the boat and skier away from navigation
markers.
• Stay well clear of other boats and skiers.
16. eMergencY siTuaTions
Prevention is the safest approach. We hope that you
are never involved in an emergency situation.
If you are involved in an emergency situation, it is
imperative that you know how to react, in order to
protect the lives in your care.
a. MeDical eMergencY
You may be far from professional medical help when
you are boating. At least two people on board your
boat should be CPR certifed, and should have
taken a frst aid course. Equip your boat with a frst
aid kit.
b. WaTer rescue
A person who has fallen overboard will die from
hypothermia in water temperatures below 70°F if
not rescued quickly. Water rescue consists of three
steps: returning to the victim, making contact with
the victim, and getting the victim back on board.
skIIng sIgnals
TURN TURN RIGHT TURN LEFT STOP
OR
GO SLOWER GO FASTER
OR
OK AFTER FALL SKIER IN WATER CUT MOTOR BACK TO DOCK
(fIg. 1.11.1)
dIvers flags
SPORT DIVER’S
FLAG
CODE ALPHA
FLAG
RED
WHITE
BLUE
WHITE
(fIg. 1.11.2)
1.12
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
reTurning To The vicTiM
• Immediately make everyone aware of the
incident and keep the victim in sight.
• Slow the boat and keep pointing toward the
person overboard. At night, direct the best
available light source at the person.
• Throw a life preserver, even if the person
is wearing a PFD. It will serve as another
marker.
Making conTacT
• Stop or slow the boat and circle toward the
victim.
• Try to approach heading into the wind or into
the waves.
• Keep the victim constantly in sight.
• When almost alongside, stop the engine in gear
to prevent propeller “windmilling.”
geTTing back aboarD
• Try to reach the victim with a pole, or by throwing
a life preserver. Do not swim to rescue the victim,
except as a last resort.
• Assist the person in boarding the boat. The
person should normally be brought in over the
stern.
• If the person is injured or cannot get into the
boat, a rescuer should put on a PFD with a
safety line attached to the boat and enter the
water to assist the victim.
• Handle the victim with care. Spinal injuries may
have occurred.
c. fire
Fire is a serious boating hazard. Boats will burn
quickly. Do not remain on board and fght a fre
for more than a few minutes. If the fre cannot be
extinguished within a few minutes, abandon the
boat.
Have fre extinguishers handy. A small fre can be
extinguished quickly with the right size and type of
fre extinguisher.
• Extinguish smoking materials, shut off blowers,
stoves, engines and generators.
• Throw bur ni ng mat er i al s overboard, i f
possible.
• If the fre is accessible, empty the contents of
fre extinguishers at the base of the fre.
• If the fre is in the engine compartment and
you have an automatic extinguisher for the
engine, wait 15 minutes before opening the
compartment. Have a portable extinguisher
ready in case the fre fares up.
• Signal for help.
• Grab distress signals and survival gear. Put on
PFDs. Prepare to abandon ship.
D. flooDing, sWaMping anD capsizing
In the event of fooding, swamping or capsizing:
• Try to shut off engines, generators and blowers,
before leaving the boat.
• Have everyone put on PFD.
• Account for all who were on board.
• If the boat is foating stay with the boat. Hang
on, or climb on the boat and signal for help.
• Only as a last resort should you attempt to swim
to shore - it is further away than it looks and you
can tire and drown.
1.13
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
e. collisions anD leaking
In the event of collision and leaking:
• Slow down or stop to reduce water intake, unless
maintaining speed will keep the hole above
water.
• Switch on bilge pumps.
• If equipped, operate the manual bilge pump if
the powered bilge pumps can’t handle the water
fow.
• Account for everyone on board and check for
injuries.
• Have everyone put on PFDs.
• Stay with the boat.
• Signal for help.
• If a leak patch is attempted, it should be done
from the outside.
• In the event of a collision, you are required to fle
an accident report. Contact a state enforcement
agency or the nearest Coast Guard offce. If you
are boating outside of U.S. waters, consult the
nation you are visiting for accident reporting
requirements.
f. grounDing
In the event of running aground:
• Check for leaks. If water is coming in, stop the
intake of water before attempting to get the boat
free.
• Inspect for damage to the hull, propulsion and
steering systems.
• Determine if the tide, wind and current will drive
the boat harder aground or will help to free it.
• Determine the water depth all around the boat,
and the type of bottom (sand, mud, rocks, etc.).
If it can be done without exposing persons to
risk of injury, the boat should be moved away
from hard obstructions and toward open water
with soft ground.
• Do not attempt to have your boat towed by
other than a trained and competent service,
such as the Coast Guard or a salvage company.
Recreational craft are not designed to tow other
recreational craft.
g. propulsion, conTrol or sTeering failure
If the drive train fails, or controls or steering do not
respond properly at all:
• Shut off engine.
• Put out the anchor to prevent drifting.
• Determine whether or not you can repair the
problem yourself. See the proper manuals
for assistance in troubleshooting the engine,
steering and engine controls.
• If you are not sure you can fx the problem, or if
conditions are adverse, signal for help.
17. safeTY hoT lines
The safety information in the preceding pages gives
only the general areas of concern for boating safety.
It is not intended to be, nor can it be, exhaustive. You
must take a boating safety course, and get hands-on
instruction in the proper and safe operation of your
boat from experienced persons before cruising.
The U.S. Coast Guard offers many pamphlets on
safety and other information not covered in this
book. Contact your local Coast Guard unit or call
the toll-free safety hot lines below for information.
• U.S. Coast Guard 1-800-368-5647
• Canadian Coast Guard 1-800-267-6687
In other countries, ask your marine dealer for
information on how to contact the national boating
law enforcement agency.
1.14
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
18. environMenTal consiDeraTions
The following warning is offered for boats sold in
the State of California in accordance with California
Health & Safety Code §§ 25249.5-.13:
a. fuel anD oil spillage
Regulations prohibit discharging fuel or oily waste
in navigable waters. Discharge is defned as any
action which causes a flm, sheen or discoloration
on the water surface, or causes a sludge or emulsion
beneath the water surface. A common violation is
bilge discharge. Use rags or sponges to soak up
fuel or oily waste, then dispose of it properly ashore.
If there is much fuel or oil in the bilge, contact a
knowledgeable marine service to remove it. Never
pump contaminated bilge discharge overboard.
Help protect your waters.
Fill tank(s) less than rated capacity. Allow for fuel
expansion.
A wide variety of components used on this vessel
contain or emit chemicals known to the State of
Californiatocausecancerandbirthdefectsandother
reproductiveharm.
EXAMPLESINCLUDE:
• Engineandgeneratorexhaust
• Engineandgeneratorfuel,andotherliquidssuch
ascoolantsandoil,especiallyusedmotoroil
• Cookingfuels
• Cleaners, paints, and substances used for vessel
repair
• Waste materials that result from wear of vessel
components
• Leadfrombatteryterminalsandfromothersources
suchasballastorfshingsinkers
TOAVOIDHARM:
• Keepawayfromengine,generator,andcookingfuel
exhaustfumes.
• Wash areas thoroughly with soap and water after
handlingthesubstancesabove.
! WARNING
FORBOATSWITHVACUFLUSH
®
HEADSONLY
Donotplacefacialtissues,papertowelsorsanitary
napkinsinhead.Suchmaterialcandamagethewaste
disposalsystemandtheenvironment.
! CAUTION
• There is a possibility of being fned for having an
operable direct overboard discharge of waste in
somewaters.Removingseacockhandle,inclosed
position, or other means must be used to avoid
fne.
• It is illegal for any vessel to dump plastic trash
anywhere in the ocean or navigable waters of the
UnitedStates.
NOTICE
b. WasTe Disposal
• Many areas prohibit overboard sewer discharge.
Close and disable fow-through waste systems
to prevent discharge in such areas.
• Bag all refuse until it can be disposed of
ashore. Regulations prohibit disposal of plastic
anywhere in the marine environment and
restrict other garbage disposal within specifed
distances from shore.
c. excessive noise
Many areas regulate noise limits. Even if there
are no laws, courtesy demands that boats operate
quietly.
D. Wake / Wash
Power boat wakes can endanger people and vessels.
Each power boat operator is responsible for injury or
damage caused by the boat’s wake. Be especially
careful in confined areas such as channels or
marinas. Observe “no wake” warnings.
SPEEDHAZARD-Watchyourwake.Itmightcapsize
asmallcraft.Youareresponsiblefordamagecaused
byyourwake.
! WARNING
1.15
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
19. inTernaTional requireMenTs
Depending on your boat's original destination, the
vessel and its systems may have been constructed
in accordance with standards and specifcations
published by various international authorities such
as:
• Construction Standards for Small Vessels -
Canada
• Recreational Craft Directive and applicable ISO
Standards - European Union
• AS/NZ 3004 Electrical Installations - Australia/
New Zealand
Further information concerning these requirements
may be obtained from your local dealer.
Reducespeedincongestedwaterways.
BealertforNOWAKEmarkers.
! CAUTION
1.16
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Hatch – an opening in deck to provide access
below.
Head – toilet or toilet area in a boat.
Headroom – vertical distance between the deck and
cabin or canopy top.
Helm – steering console.
Hull – the basic part of a boat that provides buoyancy
to foat the weight of the craft and its load.
Keel – the major longitudinal member of a hull; the
lowest external portion of a boat.
Knot – unit of speed in nautical miles per hour.
Lee – the side that is sheltered from the wind.
PFD – Personal Flotation Device; life preserver.
Port – term designating left side of the boat.
Rudder – movable fxture at the stern used for
steering.
Scupper – hole permitting water to drain overboard
from deck or cockpit.
Sheer – curve or sweep of the deck as viewed from
the side.
Snub – to check or tighten a line suddenly.
Starboard – term designating right side of the boat
Stern – the aft end of a boat.
Stern drive – outboard unit of an inboard/outboard
(I/O) engine installation.
Stringer – longitudinal members fastened inside the
hull for additional structural strength.
Transom – transverse part of stern.
Wake – disturbed water that a boat leaves behind
as a result of forward motion.
Windward – toward the direction from which the
wind is blowing.
20. nauTical TerMs
Abaft – a point on a boat that is aft of another.
Abeam – object 90 degrees to center line on either
side of boat.
Aft – toward the rear or stern of the boat.
Beam – the width of a boat.
Bow – the fore part of a boat.
Bow Eye – bolt with looped head mounted on
extreme forward part of bow.
Bulkhead – vertical partition in a boat.
Chine – meeting juncture of side and bottom of
boat.
Chock – deck ftting, used as guides for mooring
or anchor lines. Also, a wedge to stop wheels from
rolling.
Cleat – deck ftting with arms or horns on which lines
may be made fast.
Cockpit – an open space from which a boat is
operated.
Deck – upper structure which covers the hull between
gunwales.
Draft – depth of water required to foat boat and its
propulsion system.
Fathom – six feet.
Fenders – rope or plastic pieces hung over the side
to protect the hull from chafng.
Freeboard – height of exposed hull from water line
to deck.
Groundtackle – general term referring to anchors,
anchor lines, etc.
Gunwale (pronounced gun’l) – meeting juncture of
hull and deck.
1.17
Section 1 • Safety
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
LIFT
POINT
LIFT POINT
OR PROPER
LOCATION OF
SLING
PROPELLER
NO OPEN FLAME
NO SMOKING
FIRE
RISK
WARNING
ELECTRICAL
HAZARD
BATTERY
ROTARY CONTROL
(QUANTITY INCREASES
WITH WIDTH OF
SYMBOL)
CONTROL
LEVER OPERAT-
ING DIRECTION
SINGLE
LEVER CONTROL
(THROTTLE & SHIFT)
TRIM TAB
TRIMMING
OPERATION
PROPULSION
SYSTEM TRIM
BOW DOWN
PROPULSION
SYSTEM TRIM
BOW UP
PROPULSION
SYSTEM
TRIM
HORN ANCHOR COMPASS
WINDSHIELD
WIPER AND
WASHER
WINDSHIELD
WASHER
WINDSHIELD
WIPER
WASTE
WATER/SEWAGE
FRESH WATER
BASED COOLANT ANCHOR
LIGHT
RUNNING LIGHTS
UNDER POWER
INTERIOR
LIGHT
ELAPSED
TIME
OIL
BILGE
PUMP
BILGE BLOWER
UNLEADED
FUEL
LEADED
FUEL
FUEL
FILTER
FUEL
LEVEL
DIESEL
FUEL
FUEL,
GENERAL
ENGINE OIL
PRESSURE
ENGINE
(COOLANT)
WATER JACKET
TEMPERATURE
ENGINE
COOLANT
ENGINE EXHAUST
CONTROL
EMERGENCY
START SWITCH
(TWIN ENGINE ONLY)
ENGINE
STOP
ENGINE
START
LIGHT
ENGINE
21. keY To sYMbols on conTrols
anD prinTs
These symbols may be found on your controls and
gauges and/or used in this owner’s manual. This
page is to help you understand what the symbols
mean.
ENGINE
ROTATIONAL
SPEED
r/min r/min
2.1
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Section 2 • General Boat arranGement
1. Docking/lifTing/sTorage
BOW AND STERN EYES: (Fig 2.1.1)The bow eye
must be used to haul the boat onto a trailer. The
stern eyes must be used as tie down points for
trailering the boat. The bow and stern eyes may be
used for short term lifting of the boat such as for
service. Long term lifting with the bow and stern
eyes may cause stress on the fberglass and gel
coat.
For long term storage, use flat, wide belt-type
slings and spreaders long enough to keep pressure
from gunwales. With fiberglass boats, severe
gelcoat crazing or more serious hull damage can
occur during launching and hauling if pressure
is created on the gunwales by the slings. Cable-
type slings should be avoided. Do not place the
slings where they may lift on underwater fttings.
When lifting the boat always keep the bow higher
than the stern to drain the exhaust lines and to
prevent water from running forward through the
manifold and into the engine where it can become
trapped. It may seem expedient to lift only the stern
when changing a propeller, but this can result
in water entering the engine cylinders, causing
hydrostatic lock and resulting in possible engine
failure. Even a small amount of water in the engine
can cause rust and is to be avoided.
Never hoist the boat with an appreciable amount
of water in the bilge. Fuel and water tanks should
preferably be empty, especially if of large capacity.
Donotusecleatsforlifting.
! CAUTION
CLEAT
STERN EYE
BOW EYE
cleaTs, boW and sTern eYes
(fIg. 2.1.1)
2. cleaTs
Cleatsmustnotbeusedforliftingtheboat; they
are intended for docking or mooring use only.
SeetheModelSpecifcInformationforlocation
andquantityofthecleats.
3. passenger locaTions
1. When the boat is moving, all passengers must
be in the cockpit area or cabin and must be
on seating provided or, if standing, holding on
frmly. While the person at the wheel must alert
passengers before any sudden or erratic boat
movement, such as crossing wakes, rapid turns,
sudden acceleration or deceleration, etc., an
emergency action may be necessary before
passengers can be warned. All passengers
must be prepared for rapid boat movement and
be able to hold on to prevent loss of balance.
Boatmotioncanbeerratic.
Youcanfalloverboardorbeinjuredbyhittingsomething
in or on the boat.
All persons must be in cockpit area or cabin and be
preparedforsuddenboatmovement.
Use front or bow deck area only during anchoring,
mooringoremergencies.
! WARNING
Wetdecksareslippery.
Youcanbeseriouslyinjuredifyouslipandfall.
Wear slip resistant footwear secured to your feet and
holdontorailsorboatstructure.
! WARNING
2.2
Section 2 • General Boat arranGement
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
cables to control the engine gear and speed. This
makes shifting gears and adjusting speed much
easier.
Starting the engines is also simplifed by Start/Stop
buttons located on the Throttle & Shift lever. Start the
engines one at a time. To start an engine, press and
release the Start/Stop button and the DTS system
automatically starts the engine (without having to
engage the Throttle Only function in order to pump
fuel to start the engine). To stop an engine, simply
press the Start/Stop button and the engine shuts
off.
REFER TO THE PRODUCT OWNER’S MANUAL
FOR COMPLETE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
Shift Quickly; easing into gear can damage the
transmission.
HydrauliccontrolsFORWARDandREVERSEpositions
should always be in full travel extremes in either
directionforpositiveengagementandminimumwear.
! CAUTION
Cockpit can fll with water if boat is moving forward,
when it is put into reverse.
Beforeshiftingintoreverse,shifttoneutral,waitforboat
tostopmovingforward,thenshiftintoreverse.
! CAUTION
2. When persons are on the working deck area, for
anchoring, mooring or in emergencies, they must
be holding on and be positioned so as to prevent
falling. In bad weather and/or rough water, if it
is essential to be on deck, persons should be
closely tied to cleats, railing stanchions or other
securely fastened boat hardware.
3. Engines must be turned off if the boat is near
swimmers or persons are on the swim platform
or the swim ladder.
SEETHEMODELSPECIFICINFORMATIONFOR
MOREONPASSENGERLOCATIONS.
4. DescripTion of Major conTrols
a. DigiTal ThroTTle & shifT conTrol (DTs-
gas)
Standard on the gasoline powered Sea Ray
®
Sport
Cruisers is the Digital Throttle and Shift control
system (DTS) (Fig. 2.2.1). The DTS system for
single engine boats will consist of a panel mounted
control unit with all the engine controls including the
start/stop button located on the control unit. For twin
engine sport boats, the DTS system consists of a
dual lever dash mounted control unit with engine
controls on the unit and the start/stop switch panel
mounted separately on the dash.
The DTS system functions similarly to mechanical
Shift and Throttle Control systems, however the DTS
system uses electronic signals rather than push/pull
ShiftselectorstoNEUTRALbeforestartingengines.
ShiftonlywhenengineisatIDLE.
Reversingathighspeedscancausefooding/swamping
duetowaterbeingpushedoverthetransom.
! WARNING
dIgITal THroTTle & sHIfT (dTs) conTrol
(fIg. (2.2.1)
IGNITION
SHUTDOWN
SWITCH
“THROTTLE ONLY”
BUTTON
(PuSH in and Hold
wHile moving SHift
lever forward)
POWER TRIM
SWITCH
ENGINE START/STOP
BUTTON
2.3
Section 2 • General Boat arranGement
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
IN DTS SYSTEMS THE IGNITION KEY SWITCH LOCATION
WILL VARY. PLEASE REFER TO THE SPECIFIC
INFORMATION MANUAL FOR ITS LOCATION.
NOTICE
mercurY dual engIne dIgITal
THroTTle & sHIfT (dTs) conTrols
(fIg. 2.3.1)
Vessel will not start in gear. Check controls to
ensuretheyareinneutralbeforeattemptingtostart
engines.
NOTICE
b. gear shifT anD ThroTTle conTrol (Diesel)
The diesel powered Sea Ray
®
Sport Cruisers use
hydraulic gear shift and throttle engine controls.
Read and understand the information in the Owner’s
Manual Package for your yacht model’s gear and
throttle control.
The gear shift levers have three positions: forward,
neutral (center), and reverse. The gear shift levers
must be in the neutral position when starting the
engines. A detent can be felt when the control is
in exact neutral. Forwardandreversepositions
shouldalwaysbeinthefulltravelextremesin
either direction for positive engagement and
minimumwear.Each gear shift lever can be used
independently from the other, for example, when
idling one shift can be put in forward and the other
in reverse for tight maneuvering. Shiftgearsonly
withenginesidling.
The throttle controls regulate the RPM of the
engines. Pushing the levers forward will increase
engine RPM. Regulating RPM of the engines will
control the speed of the boat through the water.
NOTE: Prior to starting engines, put throttles at IDLE
and gearshifts in NEUTRAL.
ShiftselectorstoNEUTRALbeforestartingengines.
ShiftonlywhenengineisatIDLE.
Reversingathighspeedscancausefooding/swamping
duetowaterbeingpushedoverthetransom.
! WARNING
Shift Quickly; easing into gear can damage the
transmission.
HydrauliccontrolsFORWARDandREVERSEpositions
should always be in full travel extremes in either
direction for positive engagement and minimum
wear.
! CAUTION
2.4
Section 2 • General Boat arranGement
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
5. iMporTanT gauges
a. sMarTcrafT™ gauge sYsTeM
Sea Ray
®
Sport Cruisers are equipped with
the SmartCraft
TM
instrumentation system. The
SmartCraft
TM
system consists of a smart tachometer
with a display screen.
The SmartCraft
TM
system provides a wide range of
engine, boat systems and environmental information
to the boat operator to help make your time on the
water more enjoyable by providing accurate systems
information in one convenient location, right at the
helm. Below is a list of features the SmartCraft
TM

system offers.
smarTcrafT sYsTem TacH
(fIg. 2.4.2)
sHIfT & THroTTle conTrols
(FIg. 2.4.1)
ENGINE GEARSHIFTS ENGINE THROTTLES
FORWARD
NEUTRAL
REVERSE
FULL THROTTLE
VARIABLE
IDLE
operaTion
1. Throttle Levers:
Forward motion - increases Throttle
Aft Motion - Decreases Throttle
2. Gearshift Levers:
Forward Position - FORWARD
Center Position - NEUTRAL
Aft Position - REVERSE
MainTenance
The gear and throttle lever bodies are made of
anodized aluminum. To clean them, a warm soapy
water solution should be used. DO NOT use an
abrasive compound.
NOTE: Refer to your engine Owner’s Manual to
operate the throttle arm by hand for maintenance.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
2.5
Section 2 • General Boat arranGement
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Refer to the SmartCraft
TM
owner’s manual in the
owner’s package for all SmartCraft
TM
operating
instructions.
soMe feaTures incluDe:
(Depending on engine type and software version)
sYsTeM Tach DisplaY screen:
• Depth/Water Temperature
• Engine Alarm/Hourmeter
• Fuel Consumption/Usage
• Trim Level
• Troll Control
• Voltage
• Digital Speed
b. TachoMeTer
The tachometer indicates the revolutions per
minute (RPM) of the engine. (It does not indicate
the speed of the boat.) Your Engine Operator’s
Manual indicates the maximum full throttle RPM at
which your engine should operate. This must not be
exceeded or serious engine damage will occur. The
tachometer should also be used to determine the
most comfortable and economical cruising RPM.
c. oil pressure, WaTer TeMperaTure,
speeDoMeTer anD fuel gauges
These gauges function on your boat the same way
they do on your car or truck. You must continually
check these gauges visually to make certain there
are no engine system problems even if your boat
engine has an alarm system.
Refer to the specifc information manual for the
gauge confguration for your boat.
D. MagneTic coMpass
Your compass, (Fig. 2.5.2), properly corrected,
will indicate magnetic north (not true north). A
compass must be adjusted by a qualifed person.
The reason for this is that nearby instruments or
objects containing magnets or current-carrying
electrical wires will infuence the compass reading.
This is especially true if you add electronic devices
to the helm station.
After your compass has been professionally
adjusted. You will be given a deviation card or chart
indicating the correction to be applied when laying
out a compass course or making navigational
calculations. Keepthiscorrectioncardorchart
atthehelm.
NOTE: The compass adjustment is only good for
the equipment arrangement that existed at the time
of the adjustment. If you place different equipment
or remove equipment from the vicinity of the
compass, you cannot rely on the compass reading.
The compass must be readjusted by a qualifed
person after equipment is added or removed from
the vicinity of the compass.
NOTE: The compass roses shown on navigational
charts have both true north and magnetic north
directions superimposed. Make certain you plot
course compass directions from the magnetic north
compass rose.
When not in use, the compass should be protected
from excessive and prolonged sunlight. If your
compass becomes sluggish or erratic, it should be
serviced by an authorized repair station.
To keep the plexiglass dome free from scratches,
remove salt deposits and dust with a damp cloth.
An occasional treatment with paste wax will help
preserve the dome surface.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
magneTIc compass
(fIg. 2.5.2)
(fIg. 2.5.1)
2.6
Section 2 • General Boat arranGement
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
RuNNiNg
ATTiTudE LiST PuSh
BOW UP ...... TOP OF BOTH SWITCHES
BOW UP PORT TOP OF STARBOARD SWITCH
BOW UP STARBOARD TOP OF PORT SWITCH
BOW DOWN PORT BOTTOM OF STARBOARD SWITCH
BOW DOWN STARBOARD BOTTOM OF PORT SWITCH
f. TriM Tabs
The trim tabs are two fat plates, (Fig 2.6.2), hinged
below the water line on the transom at the rear and
are raised and lowered hydraulically by using the
switches located on the starboard switch panel at
the helm.
The trim tabs are used to adjust the sideways
listing of the boat due to uneven loading, a strong
cross wind or propeller torque. The twisting effect
of propeller torque is especially pronounced when
running the engine at high horsepower output. To
correct the listing, adjust the trim tabs to level the
boat. When the boat is level, right to left, the steering
effort will be the same for right and left turns.
Lower the trim tabs on the listing (lower) side by
pushing the top half of the trim tab switch in one-half
second bursts until the boat is righted.
e. poWer TriM uniT anD gauge
The power trim allows the operator to raise and
lower the stern drive unit while underway to provide
the ideal boat angle (in relation to water surface) for
a given load and water condition, (Fig.2.6.1).
Trimming UP rotates the stern drive and propeller
away from the transom. Trimming DOWN rotates the
stern drive and propeller closer to the transom.
When the stern drive is trimmed DOWN, the bow
of the boat is being forced down. If the trim is in the
full DOWN position when accelerating from idle
to plane, the boat will plane faster with less bow
rise. Once on plane, the stern drive unit can be
trimmed UP slightly. This will raise the bow of the
boat slightly and increase speed. You will need to
try small differences in the stern drive position to
determine the trim position you prefer under various
conditions.
If you raise the stern drive up too far while you are on
plane, you could cause a loss of speed and power
due to condition called propeller “ventilation.” If this
happens, there will be a sudden increase in engine
RPM and loss of speed. Do not let this condition
exist. Immediately reduce your engine RPM and
trim the outdrive DOWN slightly until engine slows
down and you regain forward speed. The trim gauge
indicates the position of the stern drive relative to
the transom.
REFER TO YOUR ENGINE OPERATOR’S MANUAL
FOR PROPER TRIM GAUGE SETTING.
effecTs of poWer TrIm
(fIg. 2.6.1)
STERN DRIVE - UP
STERN DRIVE - CENTERED
STERN DRIVE-DOWN
TrIm Tabs
(fIg. 2.6.2)
TRIM TAB
TRIM TAB PUMP
HYDRAULIC RAM
TRIM TAB
ZINC ANODE
ZINC ANODE
HYDRAULIC FLUID
RESERVOIR FILL
HYDRAULIC RAM
TRIM TAB ROCKER
SWITCH
(AT CONTROL
STATION)
2.7
Section 2 • General Boat arranGement
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
REFER TO THE ENGINE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY
INFORMATION.
b. v-Drive engines
Optionally available on your boat is a gasoline V-drive
engine system. The V-drive system incorporates
inboard engines with an angled transmission that
allows the drive shaft to pass through the hull under
the engine. See Section 4 • Bilge and Underwater
Gear for more information on the engines in you
boat.
REFER TO THE ENGINE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY
INFORMATION.
Always check oil pressure and water gauges while
moving,evenifyourenginehasanalarm.
Shutdownengineimmediatelyifgaugesarenotin
normalranges,oralarmsounds.
Donotrestartengineuntilproblemsarecorrected.
! CAUTION
Using both switches to lower both tabs on a side-
to-side balanced boat will lower the bow, when on
plane, if the rear of the boat is highly loaded. Again,
use only short bursts of the trim tab switches to
adjust the trim.
When running at cruising speed, the trim tabs should
be fully up, unless the rear is heavily loaded.
In heavy following seas or when running in an inlet,
best maneuverability is obtained with a bow high
attitude. To be sure the tabs are full up, push the
bottom halves of the switches for several seconds.
g. engine alarM sYsTeM
The engine Operator’s Manual will tell you if your
engine is equipped with an audible alarm and how
to use it.
The alarm indicates a problem with engine water
temperature, oil pressure and/or stern drive oil
level.
6. propulsion sYsTeM
a. sTern Drive
A stern drive propulsion system, also known as an
inboard-outboard engine. This type of propulsion
system has the engine inside the boat secured to
the hull’s stringers at the rear end of the hull. The
stern drive unit, also called the outdrive because
it hangs below the hull, is part of the propulsion
system that attaches to the outside of the hull or
transom. The stern drive unit pivots to steer the
boat, (Fig 2.7.1).
sTern drIve (Inboard-ouTboard) engIne
(fIg. 2.7.1)
STERN DRIVE
(OUTDRIVE)
ENGINE
RUDDER
opTIonal v-drIve engIne
(fIg. 2.7.2)
3.1
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
1. pre-launch, launch anD posT-
launch checklisT
Listed below are the critical items you must check
and do each time you use your boat. It does not list
all of the necessary maintenance and service items
required to keep your boat running properly. These
other items are found in Section 8.
before launch
 Drain plug installed
 Enough fuel for trip
 Float plan given to friend or relative
 Navigation charts for trip
 Weather forecast - safe
in The WaTer, before boarDing passengers or
sTarTing engine
 Equipment stored and balanced
 No gas smell in engine compartment
 Engine oil and steering fuid levels - OK
 Battery Switch ON
 Bilge pump working
 Bilge blower ON
 Radio and navigation equipment functioning
passengers
 Wearing PFDs
 Seated properly
 Given safety instructions
sTarTing engine
 Make sure you have read and understand the
dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) information
in this manual.
Bilge blower on for at least four (4) minutes. Feel
to confrm airfow at hull vent on transom. Inspect
bilge area for visual and odor confrmation that
there are no fuel leaks.
 Gear shift in neutral position. Throttle pumped
before starting, if necessary.
 Oil pressure, engine temperature, voltage - OK
after starting and warm up.
unDerWaY
 Gradual acceleration and deceleration and
turning.
 Aware of surroundings at all times.
 Operate so as to prevent buildup of Carbon
Monoxide (CO)
 Monitor weather
 Use navigational aids in water and on shore
 Keep passengers safe
 Check fuel consumption regularly
 Check all gauges frequently
enD of Trip
 Equipment dry and stored.
 Electronic equipment and switches off.
 Notify person who had foat plan.
 Boat covered properly for trailering, docking or
mooring.
 If boat i s pul l ed from water, drai n pl ug
removed.
 If boat is pulled from water, hull and propeller
inspected for damage.
An improper trailer can cause structural damage to
the hull.
A damaged hull can be unsafe; it could cause the
boattosink.
Use a trailer that can properly support the boat’s
weight and shape. Get professional help in picking
therighttrailerforyourboat.
! WARNING
3.2
Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
2. fueling The boaT
Do not mistake the waste pump out deck plate or
the fresh water fll deck plate for the fuel fll deck
plate.
Refer to your engine manual for the proper grade
of fuel for gasoline engine(s).
before fueling
• Fuel during daylight hours.
• Tie boat to the dock.
• Shut off engine, bilge blower and all other
electrical equipment.
• Shut off gas burning appliances (gas stove, etc.).
• Close all hatches, doors and keep engine
compartment closed to prevent gasoline fumes
from entering the cabin or cockpit area.
• All passengers must leave the boat, as a
precaution.
• There must be no smoking or any fames within
20 feet of the boat, before, during and for at least
5 minutes after fueling is completed.
Gasolinevaporscanexplodefromstatic
electricityiffuelingisnotdoneproperly.
Readandunderstandthissectionand
Section 5 • Fuel System
! DANGER
NOSMOKING
GASOLINEVAPORSAREEXPLOSIVE
! DANGER
NOTICE
GASOLINERECOMMENDATIONS
Minimumoctaneratingof87AKI.
Theuseofimpropergasolineoradditivescan
damageyourfuelsystemandisconsideredmisuse
ofthesystem.Damagecausedbyimpropergasoline
oradditivesWILLNOTbecoveredunderwarranty.
• Open fuel fll cap and insert hose nozzle into
the fuel fll opening. Fuel fll hose nozzle must
contact the fuel fll opening BEFORE adding fuel
and throughout the fueling process to prevent
discharge of static electricity.
filling The Tanks
• Check the fll plate label to ensure that fuel is
placed ONLY in the fuel tank. The fuel fll plates
are located on the port and starboard mid or aft
deck areas.
• Keep nozzle in contact with fuel fll opening at
all times during fueling.
• Listen as tank flls and stop adding fuel before
it spills. Fuel must have room for expansion.
afTer filling
• DO NOT wash spilled fuel overboard. Wipe up
any spill with rags or paper towels and dispose
of them properly on shore.
• Open engine compartment and check for fuel
fumes. This is especially important if your boat
is equipped with a gasoline engine. Leave
compartment open until no odor is apparent.
Close compartment.
• If fumes in the engine compartment do not
disappear, do not turn on blower or start engine.
Get help from trained and experienced persons
before using the boat.
• Turn on blower for four (4) minutes, then restart
engine.
• Assist passengers back into the boat.
3.3
Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
3. boarDing
• DO NOT overload the boat.
• Board one person at a time and give assistance
as needed.
• Transfer gear and equipment by handing it from
a person on the dock to a person on board. You
can lose your balance and be injured if you
attempt to board while carrying equipment or
gear.
• Di stri bute the wei ght of equi pment and
passengers as evenly as possible to keep the
boat balanced.
• Stow gear and equipment so that it is accessible,
but everything is to be stored in places to prevent
it from shifting if the boat encounters rough
water or weather.
4. personal floTaTion Devices
(pfDs)
• Operator must instruct all passengers on
location and use of PFDs.
• Children less than thirteen (13) years of age
and all nonswimmers, adults as well as children,
must wear properly-sized PFDs at all times
when aboard.
• ALL passengers should wear PFDs. By the time
someone falls overboard, it can be too late for
them to put on a PFD and fasten it properly. This
is especially true in colder waters, below 70°F,
where survival time, before hypothermia sets
in, is measured in minutes.
Wetdecksareslippery.
Youcanbeseriouslyinjuredifyouslipandfall.
Wearslip-resistantfootwearsecuredtoyourfeetand
holdontorailsorboatstructure.
! WARNING
• If there are passengers not wearing PFDs,
the PFDs must be readily accessible. “Readily
accessible” means out of the storage bag and
unbuckled.
• All throwable fotation devices (cushions, rings,
etc.) must be right at hand.
5. passenger insTrucTion anD
locaTion
• Everyone on board must be told about the boat’s
behavior from starting to getting up on plane.
• Before the operator does any high-speed
maneuvers or rapidly accelerates or decelerates
the boat, passengers must be warned to sit and
hold on and must heed the warning.
• The operator may have to make rapid changes
in speed and/or direction to avoid a problem,
with little or no time for alerting passengers. It
is critical that all passengers be seated in the
designated seating areas and holding on at all
times to prevent falling overboard or getting
knocked about in the boat when underway.
• If standing, maintain a frm grip on handholds.
When walking, grasp handholds.
6. sTarTing The engine
The engine operation and maintenance manual
furnished with your boat describes pre-start and
starting procedures. We urge you to thoroughly read
and understand your engine manual.
Gasolinevaporscanexplode
Beforestartingtheengines,openenginecompartment
andcheckforgasolinesmell.
• Ifyousmellgasoline,donotstartengine;get
everyoneofftheboatandgettrainedhelptofnd
andfxtheproblem.
If there is no gasoline smell, perform checks
specifedbymanual,thenandonlythen,closeengine
compartment and run blower for at least 4 minutes
beforestarting.
! DANGER
Checklocalboatingregulationsgoverningtheuseof
personalfotationdevices(PFD).
NOTICE
3.4
Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
5. Run bilge blowers for at least 4 minutes before
attempting to start engine
Unlike your automobile engine which is naturally
ventilated even when it is not moving, your boat
engine compartment (the bilge) does not have
suffcient natural ventilation when the boat is not
moving or moving slowly. That is why the engine
compartment must have forced ventilation,
using the bilge blower, to remove potentially
explosive gasoline vapors, before the engine is
started and when the boat is moving slowly.
Because it may be diffcult to remember to turn
on the bilge blower every time you slow down
the boat, it is recommended that the bilge blower
run all the time when the engines are running.
6. Place drive unit in full
DOWN/IN position,
(Fig. 3.4.5).
FOR MERCURY DTS
SYSTEMS, SKIP TO
STEP 8
7. Put throttle and shift control
lever into neutral; for a:
COLD ENGINE - Press
THROTTLE ONLY button
and move shift/throttle lever
forward to full open throttle,
then return to about 1/4
throttle. In cold weather, it
may be necessary to pump lever several times
before engine will start, (Fig. 3.4.6).
WARM ENGINE - Press THROTTLE ONLY
button and move shift/throttle lever about 1/4
open throttle position. Do not pump lever.
FLOODED ENGINE - Press THROTTLE ONLY
button and move shift/throttle lever to full open
position. DO NOT pump lever. When the engine
starts, move shift/throttle lever back rapidly to
Listed below are basic pre-start and starting
reminders. These are not a substitute for the engine
manufacturer’s specifc recommendations.
Open the engine compartment and check for the
smell of fuel.
• IF YOU SMELL FUEL, get
everyone off the boat, do
not operate any electrical
swi t ches or l i ght any
matches, lighters, etc. Get
trained help to fnd and fx
the problem before starting
the engine or operating any
switches on the boat.
• If you DO NOT smell fuel...
1. Check all fuid levels and
any ot her necessar y
checks as specified in
Section 8 and in the engine
manual, (Fig. 3.4.2).

2. Check that water level in bilge is minimal. Verify
that the bilge pump is operating by turning the
bilge pump switch to MANUAL and listening
for the pump running and
check to see that bilge
water is being pumped
overboard.
3. Cl o s e t h e e n g i n e
compartment and turn on
the battery switch(es).
4. Check fuel level. Be sure
you have enough fuel for
your trip. Remember the
“Rule of Thirds”: Use no
more than 1/3 of your fuel
for outbound trip; use 1/3
of the fuel for return trip;
keep 1/3 for reserve in case
of emergency, (Fig 3.4.4).
(fIg. 3.4.1)
(fIg. 3.4.2)
E F
1
2
F UE L
(fIg. 3.4.4)
(fIg. 3.4.5)
(fIg. 3.4.3)
GUEST
BOTH
OFF
1 2
(fIg. 3.4.6)
3.5
Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
decrease engine speed to between 1000 and
1500 RPM.
8. TO START ENGINE:
Turn ON the master key
swi t ch l ocat ed on t he
i gni t i on swi t ch panel ,
(Fig. 3.5.1).
9. A. For DTS systems, press and release the
START button on the shift/throttle lever. The
DTS system will properly start the engine.
B. For non-DTS systems, press START
button on the helm switch panel and
release it when the engine starts. Do not
crank engine for more than a few seconds if
it does not start. Engine may be very cold
or fooded; see step 6.
10. After engine starts, reduce engine RPM to
between 1000 and 1500 RPM and check oil
pressure.
11. If oil pressure is correct,
l et engi ne warm up to
normal temperature range
as specifed in the engine
manual, before shifting into
forward or reverse gear,
(Fig. 3.5.2).
IF OIL PRESSURE GOES ABOVE OR BELOW
OPERATING RANGE SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE
IMMEDIATELY. GET TRAINED HELP TO FIND AND
FIX THE PROBLEM.
12. Check water temperature
to ensure temperature range
remains normal, (Fig. 3.5.3).
IF ENGINE TEMPERATURE
GOES ABOVE NORMAL
RANGE SHUT DOWN THE
ENGINE IMMEDIATELY. GET TRAINED HELP TO
FIND AND FIX THE PROBLEM.
7. shifTing To Drive The boaT
Move shift/throttle lever either
forward or reverse, but not very
far from the neutral position.
The drive unit will engage and
boat will start to move slowly in
either forward or reverse. You
can damage the transmission
if you do not shift quickly from
neutral into gear. Once clear
of the dock, mooring, people and/or the no-wake
zone and the boat has been shifted into forward
gear, move shift/throttle lever forward to desired
engine speed.
8. sTopping The engine
1. Move the shift/throttle lever to NEUTRAL and let
engine idle for about 5 minutes to allow engine
to cool down.
2. Press ENGINE STOP switch(es) on the ignition
switch panel.
3. Turn OFF ignition key(s).
4. If you are l eavi ng the
boat for more than two
hours, turn OFF battery
switch(es).
(fIg. 3.5.1)
Cockpitcanfllwithwaterifboatismovingforward,
when it is put into reverse.
Before shifting into reverse, shift to neutral, wait
for the boat to stop moving forward, then shift into
reverse.
! CAUTION
(fIg. 3.5.5)
(fIg. 3.5.4)
0
25
50
75
100
PSI kPa
172
345
517
(fIg. 3.5.2)
(fIg. 3.5.3)
100
140
175
210
250
˚F ˚C
60
80
100
(fIg. 3.5.6)
GUEST
BOTH
OFF
1 2
3.6
Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
9. sTeering sYsTeM
a. poWer assisTeD (sTern Drive)
The steering system on boats with stern drive
engines is an enclosed push-pull cable that is
hydraulically assisted (power steering) at the stern
drive end. THE CABLE AND ITS CONNECTIONS
TO THE STEERING WHEEL AND TO THE OUT
DRIVE MUST BE INSPECTED AT LEAST TWICE
A YEAR BY YOUR Sea Ray
®
DEALER. See
Section 8 of this manual for inspection, service and
maintenance recommendations.
The power steering pump (Fig. 3.6.1) fuid level
MUST be checked every time prior to using the
boat. Refer to the steering system information in
your Owner’s Package.
b. hYDraulic poWer sTeering (v-Drive)
The steering system on boats with v-drive engines
is a hydraulic power steering system (Figure 3.6.2).
The system uses the boat's engines to provide the
“power” for the steering system, via a mechanical
or electrical motor driven hydraulic pump.
A manual hydraulic steering system, consisting of a
helm and a hydraulic cylinder (ftted with an integral
servo cylinder and a power steering valve), supplies
the “control” portion of the steering system.
Under normal conditions, with engines running, a
hydraulic oil supply is in a standby mode, ready to
be directed to the steering cylinder as dictated by the
steering wheel, servo cylinder and power steering
valve. Turning the steering wheel left or right makes
the system go from “standby” into “operating” mode
and move the steering cylinder accordingly.
In the event of a power source failure, hydraulic oil
from the steering helm is automatically diverted
into the servo and steering cylinder, providing the
helmsman with manual backup steering.
An engine room mounted oil reservoir allows easy fll
and assists the in-line cooler in cooling the hydraulic
oil. An in-line oil flter helps to protect the steering
system components against contaminants.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
Failure of the steering system will cause loss of
controlofyourboat.Anychangeinsteeringsuchas
looseness,tightness,binding,etc.,mustbechecked
immediatelybyyourSeaRaydealer.
! WARNING
poWer sTeerIng sYsTem
(fIg. 3.6.1)
POWER STEERING
CYLINDER
STEERING
WHEEL
CHECK & ADD
FLUID HERE
FLUID
RETURN LINE
STEERING
CABLE
FLUID
PRESSURE
LINE
FLUID
RETURN
LINE
HELM
STEERING RACK
POWER
STEERING
PUMP
TYpIcal HYdraulIc poWer sTeerIng assemblY
(fIg. 3.6.2)
D
C
B
STEERING CYLINDER
PUMP
OIL RESERVOIR
A
E
F
C
B
A
D
E
F
HELM
OIL COOLER
OIL FILTER
3.7
Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
5. Run the bilge blowers
for at least four minutes
before starting and
continuously any time
t he gener at or i s
running. Iffuelfumes
aredetected,donot
start the generator
until the source of
fumesisdetermined
and corrected and
the bilge area is
safelyventilated.
6. Turn ON the battery switches, located on the
Main DC Breaker Panel in the starboard cockpit
side panel.
7. Quickly depress and
release the generator
START but t on; t he
generator will go through
an automatic start up
cycle in approximately
4-5 seconds. DO NOT
PRESS THE START BUTTON MORE THAN
ONE TIME.
8. Check generator exhaust (port) to verify that
water is fowing. If not, shut generator down and
refer to your Generator Operator’s Manual.
REFER TO THE GENERATOR MANUAL FOR YOUR
BOAT IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE.
10. sTarTing The generaTor
Sea Ray
®
strongly urges you to fully comply with
the manual provided by the generator manufacturer.
The generator is warranted separately by the
generator manufacturer, NOT Sea Ray
®
. Follow the
recommended maintenance and warranty schedule
in your Generator Operator’s Manual included in
the Owner’s Manual Package. Generator abuse or
improper maintenance may adversely affect claims
made under generator manufacturer separate
warranty.
(Remote control switches are located on the
main distribution panel or local switches on the
generator.)
1. Check fuel tank levels.
2. Check oil and coolant levels.
See Generator Operator’s
Manual for proper readings.
3. Check generator for cool ant drai n pl ug
installation.
4. Open the generator seacock.
Pre-startgeneratorpriortogettingunderwayasthere
isapossibilitythatitwillnotpickupwaterifstarted
underway.MakesuretheMAINGENERATORbreaker
isOFFandthereisnoloadonthegeneratorbefore
startingit.
NOTICE
DONOTruntheengineorgeneratorinanenclosedarea,
suchasaclosedboathouse,asthereisthepossibility
ofbuildupandinhalingofcarbonmonoxide.
! WARNING
E
1/4
1/2
3/4
F
120 VOLTS AC
0
AC VOLTS
50 100
150
AC CONVERTER
MICROWAVE
AIR CONDITIONER
STOVE
OUTLETS/
REFRIGERATOR
WATER HEATER
GENERATOR SHORE
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
12 VOLTS DC
STEREO
SYSTEM
FRESH
WATER
PUMP
POWER
VENT
CABIN
LIGHTS
TV/12V
RECEPTACLE
REFRIGERATOR
ACCESSORY
HEAD
SYSTEM
CO MONITOR
KOHLER
START
STOP
MODE
GENERATOR
BILGE
BLOWER
PORT
OFF
STBD
OFF
ON ON
MASTER ENGINE IGNITION
WARNING !
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE
RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
-CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE
FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS, AND
-OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES, AND
-VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION
RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING
BELOWCRUISING SPEED
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
120 VOLTS AC
0
AC VOLTS
50 100 150
AC CONVERTER
MICROWAVE
AIR CONDITIONER
STOVE
OUTLETS/ REFRIGERATOR
WATER HEATER
GENERATOR SHORE
POWER
REVERSED POLARITY
12 VOLTS DC
STEREO SYSTEM
FRESH WATER PUMP
POWER VENT
CABIN LIGHTS
TV/12V RECEPTACLE
REFRIGERATOR
ACCESSORY
HEAD SYSTEM
CO MONITOR
KOHLER
START
STOP
MODE
GENERATOR
BILGE BLOWER
PORT OFF STBD OFF ON ON
MASTER ENGINE IGNITION
WARNING !
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE
RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE -CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS, AND -OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES, AND -VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION
RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING BELOWCRUISING SPEED
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
120 VOLTS AC
0
AC VOLTS
50 100
150
AC CONVERTER
MICROWAVE
AIR CONDITIONER
STOVE
OUTLETS/
REFRIGERATOR
WATER HEATER
GENERATOR SHORE
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
12 VOLTS DC
STEREO
SYSTEM
FRESH
WATER
PUMP
POWER
VENT
CABIN
LIGHTS
TV/12V
RECEPTACLE
REFRIGERATOR
ACCESSORY
HEAD
SYSTEM
CO MONITOR
KOHLER
START
STOP
MODE
GENERATOR
BILGE
BLOWER
PORT
OFF
STBD
OFF
ON ON
MASTER ENGINE IGNITION
WARNING !
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE
RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
-CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE
FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS, AND
-OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES, AND
-VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION
RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING
BELOWCRUISING SPEED
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
(fIg. 3.7.2)
(fIg. 3.7.3)
(fIg. 3.7.4)
(fIg. 3.7.1)
3.8
Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
11. sTopping The generaTor
1. Prior to generator shut down turn OFF all
AC equipment and breakers including main
breakers and allow the generator to run a few
minutes to cool down.
2. Stop the generator by
quickly depressing and
rel easi ng t he STOP
button.
REFER TO THE GENERATOR MANUAL FOR YOUR
BOAT IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE.
12. shore poWer
a. To connecT anD Turn on shore poWer
1. OntheBoat:TurnOFFAllBreakers
A. Turn OFF equipment breakers
B. Turn OFF SHORE breaker
C. Dry off the shore power cord receptacle on your
boat. Dry off the ends of the shore power cord,
and spray a moisture
repellent into the recep-
tacle and cord ends.
On t he boat , pl ug
the cord end into the
boat receptacle. Turn
clockwise to lock. Thread
the locking ring onto the
boat receptacle to prevent
accidental unplugging.
D. The AC Main Shore Power Breaker, located near
the shore power receptacle must be ON at all
times to operate the shore AC power system.
2. OntheDock:
A. Turn OFF Dock Breaker.
B. Wipe the outlet dry, spray
moisture repellent into
the receptacle, then plug
the other end of the pow-
120 VOLTS AC
0
AC VOLTS
50 100
150
AC CONVERTER
MICROWAVE
AIR CONDITIONER
STOVE
OUTLETS/
REFRIGERATOR
WATER HEATER
GENERATOR SHORE
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
12 VOLTS DC
STEREO
SYSTEM
FRESH
WATER
PUMP
POWER
VENT
CABIN
LIGHTS
TV/12V
RECEPTACLE
REFRIGERATOR
ACCESSORY
HEAD
SYSTEM
CO MONITOR
KOHLER
START
STOP
MODE
GENERATOR
BILGE
BLOWER
PORT
OFF
STBD
OFF
ON ON
MASTER ENGINE IGNITION
WARNING !
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE
RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
-CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE
FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS, AND
-OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES, AND
-VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION
RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING
BELOWCRUISING SPEED
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Itisimperativethattheshorepoweroutletisdry
beforepluggingintothedockpowerinlet.
!CAUTION
sHore poWer
recepTacle
(fIg. 3.8.3)
C
ac maIn sHore
poWer breaker
(fIg. 3.8.4)
D
120 VOLTS AC
0
AC VOLTS
50 100
150
AC CONVERTER
MICROWAVE
AIR CONDITIONER
STOVE
OUTLETS/
REFRIGERATOR
WATER HEATER
GENERATOR SHORE
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
12 VOLTS DC
STEREO
SYSTEM
FRESH
WATER
PUMP
POWER
VENT
CABIN
LIGHTS
TV/12V
RECEPTACLE
REFRIGERATOR
ACCESSORY
HEAD
SYSTEM
CO MONITOR
KOHLER
START
STOP
MODE
GENERATOR
BILGE
BLOWER
PORT
OFF
STBD
OFF
ON ON
MASTER ENGINE IGNITION
WARNING !
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE
RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
-CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE
FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS, AND
-OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES, AND
-VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION
RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING
BELOWCRUISING SPEED
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
maIn dIsTrIbuTIon panel (mdp)
(fIg. 3.8.2)
Note: The power panel on your boat may not look exactly like this one.
120VAC
B
A
Routeandtiethepowercordfromtheboattothe
dockside power outlet box to prevent persons
trippingoveritandthecordfallinginthewater.
!CAUTION
Shorepowercordshouldbesecuredorrouted
toavoidlayingorfallingintowaterandtoavoid
stressonshorepowerplugandinlet.
!CAUTION
Theuseofextensionshorepowercordsisnot
recommended.Excessivepowercordextensions
cancauseavoltagedropandmaypreventsome
electronicdevicesfromoperatingcorrectly.
!CAUTION
(fIg. 3.8.1)
3.9
Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
b. To DisconnecT shore poWer
1. OntheBoat:TurnOFFAllBreakers
A. Turn OFF equipment breakers.
B. Turn OFF SHORE breaker.
er cord into the
outlet box on the
dock.
C. Tur n ON Dock
Breaker.
3. OntheBoat:
A. Turn ON the main
AC breaker on
the MDP.
1 2 0 Vol t or
220 Volt Main
DistributionPanel(MDP):
B. POWER Light ON. REVERSE POLARITY Light
OFF.
(If reversed polarity light is on do not turn
on breakers, turn OFF MAIN and DOCK
breakers. Disconnect power cords. Consult
dockmaster.)
TurnONBreakers:
C. Verify proper voltage.
(120 Volt System: 110V to 125V)
(220 Volt System: 208V to 230V) (International)
D. Turn ON Desired Equipment Breakers.
A
B
C
dock poWer box
(fIg. 3.9.1)
Do not energize main breaker under reversed
polarityconditions.
!CAUTION
120 VOLTS AC
0
AC VOLTS
50 100
150
AC CONVERTER
MICROWAVE
AIR CONDITIONER
STOVE
OUTLETS/
REFRIGERATOR
WATER HEATER
GENERATOR SHORE
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
12 VOLTS DC
STEREO
SYSTEM
FRESH
WATER
PUMP
POWER
VENT
CABIN
LIGHTS
TV/12V
RECEPTACLE
REFRIGERATOR
ACCESSORY
HEAD
SYSTEM
CO MONITOR
KOHLER
START
STOP
MODE
GENERATOR
BILGE
BLOWER
PORT
OFF
STBD
OFF
ON ON
MASTER ENGINE IGNITION
WARNING !
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE
RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
-CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE
FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS, AND
-OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES, AND
-VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION
RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING
BELOWCRUISING SPEED
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
A
maIn ac breaker
(fIg. 3.9.2)
120 VOLTS AC
0
AC VOLTS
50 100
150
AC CONVERTER
MICROWAVE
AIR CONDITIONER
STOVE
OUTLETS/
REFRIGERATOR
WATER HEATER
GENERATOR SHORE
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
12 VOLTS DC
STEREO
SYSTEM
FRESH
WATER
PUMP
POWER
VENT
CABIN
LIGHTS
TV/12V
RECEPTACLE
REFRIGERATOR
ACCESSORY
HEAD
SYSTEM
CO MONITOR
KOHLER
START
STOP
MODE
GENERATOR
BILGE
BLOWER
PORT
OFF
STBD
OFF
ON ON
MASTER ENGINE IGNITION
WARNING !
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE
RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
-CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE
FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS, AND
-OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES, AND
-VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION
RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING
BELOWCRUISING SPEED
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
maIn dIsTrIbuTIon panel (mdp)
(fIg. 3.9.3)
B
B
C
D
3.10
Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
C. On the dock, turn OFF the dockside breaker.
D. Disconnect the dockside end of the power
cord.
E. On your boat, disconnect the power cord from
your boat receptacle.
F. Clean the power
c o r d , s p r a y
t he cord ends
wi t h moi st ur e
r epel l ent , and
store the cord in
a dry location on
board.
You must keep the
shore power cord
and the plug ends
clean and dry. This is
especially necessary
if your boat is used
in salt water. Always
cl ean and spr ay
your cord ends with
moisture repellent before using and before storing
the cord.
c. MainTenance for shore poWer cable anD
shore poWer inleT
The metallic parts of your cable and inlet are made
to resist corrosion. In salt water environment, life
of the product can be increased by periodically
wiping the exposed parts with fresh water, drying
and spraying with a moisture repellent.
A soiled cable can be cleaned with grease-cutting
household detergent. A periodic application of vinyl
protector will help both ends and cable maintain their
original appearance.
In case of salt water spray or immersion: Rinse
plug end and/or connector end thoroughly in fresh
water, shake or blow out excess water and allow to
dry. Spray with a moisture repellent before reuse.
Disconnectthepowercablefrompowersourcebefore
performingmaintenance.
!WARNING
C
D
dock poWer box
(fIg. 3.10.2)
sHore poWer recepTacle
(fIg. 3.10.3)
E
120 VOLTS AC
0
AC VOLTS
50 100
150
AC CONVERTER
MICROWAVE
AIR CONDITIONER
STOVE
OUTLETS/
REFRIGERATOR
WATER HEATER
GENERATOR SHORE
POWER
REVERSED
POLARITY
12 VOLTS DC
STEREO
SYSTEM
FRESH
WATER
PUMP
POWER
VENT
CABIN
LIGHTS
TV/12V
RECEPTACLE
REFRIGERATOR
ACCESSORY
HEAD
SYSTEM
CO MONITOR
KOHLER
START
STOP
MODE
GENERATOR
BILGE
BLOWER
PORT
OFF
STBD
OFF
ON ON
MASTER ENGINE IGNITION
WARNING !
GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE
RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
-CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE
FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS, AND
-OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES, AND
-VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION
RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING
BELOWCRUISING SPEED
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
maIn dIsTrIbuTIon panel (mdp) (fIg. 3.10.1)
B
A
4.1 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
pump switch so that the switch light comes ON.
Make sure the pump is working by opening the
engine compartment, listening to hear the pump
running and checking to see that liquid is being
pumped out from the bilge pump through hull
discharge.
See your Specific Information Manual for
locationandquantityoftheBilgePump(s)and
Switch(es).
Except for checking the operation of the bilge pump
by using the ON position, leave the switch in the
OFF (AUTO) position. In the OFF (AUTO) position,
when the bilge liquid is deep enough to activate the
foat switch, the bilge pump turns on and pumps
out the bilge liquid until the foat switch drops and
shuts off the pump.
1. bilge
a. fuel anD oil spillage
Regulations prohibit discharging fuel or oily waste
in navigable waters. Discharge is defned as any
action which causes a flm, sheen or discoloration
on the water surface, or causes a sludge or
emulsion beneath the water surface. A common
violation is bilge discharge. Use rags or sponges
to soak up fuel or oily waste, then dispose of them
properly ashore. If there is much fuel or oil in the
bilge, contact a knowledgeable marine service to
remove it. Never pump contaminated bilge water
overboard.
Fill fuel tank to less than rated capacity. Allow for
fuel expansion.
b. Drain plug
The bottom of the engine compartment is called
the “bilge”. It is the lowest and inner part of the hull.
Water and other liquids will collect there.
After removing your boat from the water, remove the
drain plug to drain the bilge (Fig. 4.1.1).
c. bilge puMp(s)
At least one bilge pump and float switch are
located in the bottom of the bilge. The bilge
pump can be manual l y acti vated from the
switch located on the Switch Panel at the helm.
Before starting the engine, push up on the bilge
DonotallowobstructionstointerferewiththeBilge
Blower orVentilation Intake operation. Engine(s)
performancemaybeadverselyaffected.
!WARNING
SINKING HAZARD- Ensure the bilge pumps are
operatingproperly.
!WARNING
Runbilgepumpsinthemanualpositiononlyaslong
asnecessarytoremovewater.Runningbilgepumps
drycandamagethepumpmotor.
!CAUTION
TYpIcal bIlge pump and floaT sWITcH
(fIg. 4.1.2)
BILGE PUMP
LOCK TAB
FLOAT SWITCH
KNOB TO MANUALLY TEST
FLOAT SWITCH AND PUMP
! DANGER
Installandtightendrainplugbeforelaunchingboat.
Boatwillsinkifdrainplugisnotinplaceandtight.
draIn plug
(fIg. 4.1.1)
TRANSOM HULL
GARBOARD
DRAIN
DRAIN PLUG
URETHANE
CAULK
Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
4.2 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
If the liquid level in the bilge is higher than
normal and the bilge pump empties the bilge
whenyouusetheONswitch,eitherthebreaker
fortheautomaticbilgepumpcircuithasblown
or the foat switch is not operating properly.
Haveitcheckedimmediately.IftheONswitch
doesnotoperatethepump,DONOTusetheboat
untiltheproblemhasbeencorrected.
Both the automatic and manual bilge pump circuits
are protected by a breaker on the main DC breaker
panel located in the starboard cockpit side panel.
1. MainTenance
Frequently inspect the area under the foat switch
to ensure it is free from debris and gummy bilge
oil. To clean, soak in heavy duty bilge cleaner
for 10 minutes, agitating several times. Check
for unrestricted operation of the foat. Repeat the
cleaning procedure if necessary.
Inspectthebilgepumpintakeandkeepitfree
ofdirtormaterialwhichmayimpedethefow
of water through the pump. To clean the pump
strainer, depress the lock tabs on both sides of the
pump and lift the pump motor.
2. TroubleshooTing:
If water does not come out of discharge hose:
1. Check the “BILGE PUMP” breaker on main
DC Breaker Panel (see Specifc Information
Manual) to ensure it has not been tripped.
2. Remove the motor module to see if the impeller
rotates with the power on.
3. Remove any debris that may have accumulated
in the nozzle section or strainer base.
4. Check hose and connection on hull side
for debris and proper connections.
D. bilge bloWer
To prevent buildup of gasoline fumes to the explosive
level in the engine compartment, the bilge blower
must be run for at least four (4) minutes before
starting the engine and kept running at all times
when the engine is running to ensure that there
will be adequate ventilation when you are moving
slowly.
The bilge blower is protected by a breaker on the
main DC breaker panel located in the starboard
cockpit side panel.
EXPLOSION/FIRE HAZARD – Run blower at least
four(4)minutesbeforestartingengineorgenerator.
Checkbilgeandenginecompartmentforfumes.
!WARNING
Donotallowobstructionstointerferewithbilgeblower
orventilationintakeoperation.Engineperformance
maybeadverselyaffected.
!WARNING
bIlge bloWer
(fIg. 4.2.1)
4.3
Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
3. propellers
a. propellers general inforMaTion
Propellers should be free of nicks, excessive
pitting and any distortions that alter them from their
original design. Badly damaged propellers should
be replaced, but those that are chipped, bent or
merely knocked out of shape can be reconditioned
by your marine dealer.
When doing extensive cruising, it is advisable to
carry extra propellers aboard.
basic propeller characTerisTics
Propellers have two basic characteristics:
• Diameter
• Pitch
Diameter is that distance measured across the
propeller hub line from the outer edge of the 360°
that is made by the propeller’s blade during a single
rotation. Pitch is that distance in inches that a
propeller will travel if rotated one revolution without
any slippage.
For example, a propeller with a 12-inch pitch, when
rotated 360° would, theoretically, advance 12 inches
through the water. Actually, no propeller applied to
any boat is 100% effcient. No 12-inch pitch blade
will, in a single rotation, advance a boat 12 inches.
This variance is referred to as slippage.
Engine failure away from shore can be dangerous.
You must follow the recommended maintenance
schedule to best ensure trouble-free operation of
your engine and stern drive.
Some vibration is to be expected in your boat because
of the action of the engines and the propeller. But
excessive vibration indicates conditions which
must be promptly corrected to avoid damage. The
following are some conditions which may cause
vibrations:
• Weeds, ropes, fshing lines, nets or your own
trailing lines can become wrapped around the
propeller and/or shaft, causing vibration and
loss of speed. Always stop the boat, make
sure it is clear to the rear, and then reverse the
propeller after going through a weedy area to
unwrap and clear away any weeds which may
have accumulated. If this doesn’t clear the
entanglement, and you can’t anchor or moor the
boat in shallow water to get to the stern drive in
the water, the boat will have to be taken out of
the water.
• A badly damaged or distorted propeller or shaft
is an obvious cause of vibration. Run at slow
speed to shore. REPLACE IMMEDIATELY.
• If the engine mounts fail and the engine can
contact the hull while it is running, vibration will
be felt. Run at slow speed to shore. REPLACE
IMMEDIATELY.
The stern drive can be damaged by impact, either
while trailering or boating. To minimize the possibility
of impact damage while trailering, keep the stern
drive raised to the trailering position.
The hydraulic system used to raise and lower the
stern drive can cushion impact and lessen damage
from head-on impacts to the stern drive from
underwater objects BUT ONLY when the boat is
moving forward. There is no protection if the stern
drive is struck during reverse operation or from an
angle when moving forward.
If you strike a submerged object, STOP THE
ENGINE as soon as possible and examine the
stern drive unit for damage. Even if no damage is
visible, there could be internal problems or diffculty
maneuvering. If you must use the boat after impact,
run at the lowest speed possible.
PITCH DIAMETER
propeller pITcH and dIameTer
(FIg. 4.3.1)
Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
4.4 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
venTilaTion, iTs’ causes anD correcTions
While often called “cavitation,” ventilation is really a
different effect. At times when a boat enters or leaves
a sharp turn, the propeller seems to slip and lose
thrust and the engine may over-speed (Fig. 4.4.1).
This problem is normally caused by air or aerated
water entering the propeller. (A damaged propeller
can also cause ventilation.) Ventilation can usually
be corrected by one or more of the following:
1. Replace the damaged or incorrect propeller
with the recommended one.
2. With stern drives, set the outdrive at a lesser
trim angle (trim the unit downward).
caviTaTion, iTs’ causes anD correcTions
Cavitation is a phenomenon that occurs in all
propeller-driven craft under certain conditions. The
surface of propeller blades are not perfectly fat,
and as water is drawn through the blades to be
discharged aft into the propeller’s slip stream, the
water fowing over the curved surface of the blade
encounters areas of greater and less pressure.
In those areas of reduced pressure, air bubbles are
formed. When they move out of the low pressure
area these bubbles collapse. If they collapse while in
contact with an object, such as part of the propeller
blade or trim plane, the bubbles create such highly
localized forces that they erode the surface of the
object. In the case of the propeller, such damage
is sometimes called a “burn.” It may be caused by
an irregularity in the propeller’s leading edge, and it
should be corrected by reconditioning the propeller
or by replacement.
Cavitation is a normal occurrence in modern sport
boats, and prop inspection should be part of routine
maintenance.
OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE VENTILATION
propeller venTIlaTIon
(FIg. 4.4.1)
propeller Torque anD iTs’ correcTion
Some of the more powerful motors create a
considerable torque effect; that is, a twisting motion
causing the boat to ride with one sheer lower than
the other. This twisting reaction is caused by the
direction of propeller rotation lifting one side of the
boat. This causes an uneven drag, so that a boat’s
bow may tend to fall off in one direction or the other
from the intended course given by the wheel.
Torque action may occur when maximum or close
to maximum rated horsepower is applied. Any slight
torque may be offset by shifting passenger or gear
weight laterally to the high side of the boat.
counTer-roTaTing propellers
On twin engine yachts, one propeller turns
in a clockwise direction while the other turns
counterclockwise in order to maintain a straight
course through the water.
When removing or replacing propellers, be sure to
install the correct propeller on the correct drive.
b. propeller selecTion
IMPORTANT: Installed propeller must allow
engine to operate at its specifed maximum
WOT(wideopenthrottle)RPM.Useanaccurate
service tachometer to verify engine operating
RPM.
It is the responsibility of the boat manufacturer and/
or the selling dealer to equip the power package
with the correct propeller. Refer to Quicksilver
publication - Everything You Need To Know About
Propellers P/N 90-8614492. Specifed engine WOT
and operating RPM range are listed in the Mercury
MerCruiser Operation, Maintenance and Warranty
Manual attached to the engine.
counTer-roTaTIng propellers
(FIg. 4.4.2)
4.5
Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
If full throttle operation is below the recommended
range, the propeller must be changed to prevent
loss of performance and possible engine damage.
On the other hand, operating an engine above the
recommended operating RPM range will cause
higher than normal wear and/or damage.
After initial propeller selection, the following common
problems may require that the propeller be changed
to a lower pitch:
• Warmer weather and greater humidity cause an
RPM loss.
• Operating in a higher elevation causes an RPM
loss.
• Operating with increased load (additional
passengers, pulling skiers, etc.).
For better acceleration, such as is needed for water
skiing, use the next lower pitch propeller. However,
do NOT operate at full throttle when using the lower
pitch propeller but not pulling skiers.
Because of the many variables of boat design,
only testing will determine the best propeller for
a particular application. Available propellers are
listed in the Mercury Precision Parts / Quicksilver
Accessories Guide.
If engine is started during propeller maintenance,
seriouspersonalinjurycanoccur.
Shut off engine, remove key, shift into neutral, and
puttapeoverignitionswitchkeyslot.
!WARNING
c. propeller reMoval anD insTallaTion
1. sTern Drive
1. Shut off engine, remove key, shift into neutral and
put tape over ignition switch key slot.
IMPORTANT: Correct rotation propeller MUST
match direction or rotation of propeller shaft.
2. Remove Propeller shaft anode and rear prop nut.
Pull the propeller straight off the shaft. Remove the
rear thrust washer that is behind the rear propeller.
If the propeller is seized to the shaft and cannot be
removed by hand, special tools are needed. Have
the propeller removed by an authorized dealer or
trained mechanic.
3. Remove the front prop nut, propeller and thrust
washer in the same manner.
4.Coat the propeller shaft with an anti-seize lubricant.
5. Slide front thrust hub onto propeller shaft, with
tapered side toward propeller hub.
6. Align splines and place front propeller on propeller
shaft.
7. Install front prop nut and torque. (Refer to drive
owners manual for specifc torque value.)
propeller parTs
(fIg. 4.5.1)
REAR
PROPELLER
NUT
SHAFT
ANODE
PROPELLER
SHAFT
REAR
THRUST HUB
REAR
PROPELLER
FRONT
PROPELLER
NUT
FRONT
PROPELLER
FRONT
THRUST HUB
Place a block of wood between the anti-ventilation
plateandpropellertoprotecthandsfrompropeller
blades and to prevent propeller from turning when
tighteningpropellernut.
!WARNING
Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
4.6 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
8. Install rear thrust hub, propeller and nut in same
manner.
9. Install propeller shaft anode.
2. v-Drive
For proper rotation, the installation of propellers
on inboard engine boats requires the right hand
propeller to be installed on the starboard side and
the left hand propeller to be installed on the port
side. Install in the following manner:
1. Inspect shafts and propellers to ensure the taper,
keyways, keys, prop nut, jam nut and cotter pin meet
specifcations. Specialattentionshouldbepaid
when confrming key ft. Key must ft snug in
prophubandpropellershaft.Keymustftfatin
bottomofboth.Ifthekeyradiusdoesnotmatch
keyseatproperly,stressrisersandcatastrophic
failurecouldoccur.
• Inspect propeller(s) to ensure the bore,
diameter and pitch meet specifications for
specifc engine installation (diameter and pitch
are stamped on the side of prop hub).
2. Dry ft the propeller on the taper without the key
and mark the position on the shaft with a permanent
marker. Thedistancebetweenthepropandthe
strutshallneverexceedone(1)shaftdiameter.
• Remove the propel l er
and insert the key, rotate the
shaft so the key is top dead
center.
• Using a clean rag, wipe
the bore of the propeller with
a small amount of penetrating
oil.
• Apply a consistent coating
of Prussian blue compound to
the surface of the shaft taper. The application
should be consistent and have a wet film
thickness of 2 mils. (similar to a light coat of
polyurethane).
Step3: Set the propeller on the shaft and slide it up
the taper with the full nut ensuring that the propeller
hub runs up to the mark.

• Remove the propeller and inspect the
pattern transferred from the shaft to the bore of
the propeller.
• The pattern should be consistent over the
full contact area.
• The pattern will not be complete, but it
should show a consistent transfer over at least
80 percent of the contact area.
• If the propeller bore shows an area, with little
or no transfer, remove the key from the shaft and
apply some lapping compound to the shaft.
propeller InsTallaTIon
(FIg. 4.6.2)
MARK
SHAFT
HERE
propeller InsTallaTIon
(FIg. 4.6.1)
JAM NUT
PROP NUT
KEY
SHAFT
C
B
A
D
C
B
A
E
G
F
E KEYWAY
COTTER PIN
PROPELLER
G
F
D
(fIg. 4.6.3)
(fIg. 4.6.4)
4.7
Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Step4: Set the propeller on the
taper with the nut set loosely.
Rotate the propeller in 60 - 90
degree increments frst clockwise,
then counterclockwise.
• The propeller will begin to
bind as the compound is worked out from between
the shaft and propeller. At this stage, clean the
shaft taper and propeller bore and repeat the
above steps until a transfer showing 80 percent
contact is made.
Step5: Final Installation - apply a light coat of Never
Seize
®
to the shaft taper.
• Set the propeller on the shaft with the key
ensuring that the propeller is in full contact and
in the proper position on the taper.
• If the propeller is not ftted with a Propsmith
®

or equivalent, the propeller nut should be used
to drive the propeller up the taper.
• Document right hand and left hand prop
make/ model installation on the Maintenance
Log (Section 8, page 8.14).
Step6: Install the small propeller
nut. Use the slugging wrench
making small, but numerous hits
on the wrench until the propeller
is driven up the taper one quarter
(1/4) turn after the nut contacts
the propeller.
Step 7: Remove the slugger wrench, install the
larger nut and tighten one sixth (1/6) turn after nut
contacts the small propeller nut, using the slugger
wrench and mallet.
• Install the cotter pin and
bend each side 180°.
NOTE: Do not use the propeller blades as stops by
wedging blocks of wood between the blade and the
hull of the boat.
NOTE: The propeller hub may be heated to ease
the removal process using a non-oxidizing gas such
as propane. The hub should not be heated beyond
approximately 150 degrees F.
JamNut
Shaft Thread Prop Torque Torque
Diameter Size Nut Ft.Lbs. Ft.Lbs.
1" 3/4" Bronze 100-125 100
1 1/4" 7/8" Bronze 150-175 100
1 1/2" 1 1/8" Bronze 250-275 100
1 3/4" 1 1/4" Bronze 275-300 100
2" 1 1/2" Bronze 325-350 100
2 1/2" 1 3/4" Bronze 400-425 100
If the jam nut and prop nut are installed properly,
thepropellershouldnotloosen.Ifyoutightenboth
nutsholdingonlythepropellerblade,thenutscould
possiblythreadbackontheshafttothecotterpin.It
isimportantthattheaboveprocedurebefollowed.
NOTICE
(fIg. 4.7.1)
(fIg. 4.7.2)
(fIg. 4.7.3)
Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
4.8 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
As a safety measure, close all seacocks when
leavingboatforanylengthoftimetoimpedewater
ingressintheeventofwaterhosefailure.
!CAUTION
While being towed, you must close all main engine
andgeneratorengineseacockstopreventwaterfrom
being forced into the engine’s exhaust and causing
internaldamage.
NOTICE
seacock & sTraIner InsTallaTIon (TYpIcal)
(FIg. 4.8.1)
SEACOCK
HANDLE
(OPEN POSITION)
STRAINER
SCREEN
SEA WATER
INTAKE
SEACOCK
STRAINER
BILGE
FLOOR
STRINGER
4. seacocks & sTrainers
Seacocks and strainers, located in the bilge area,
provide cooling water to the optional generator and
the A/C unit.
To open the seacock, turn the handle in line with
water fow (vertically). To close, turn the handle
against water flow (horizontally). The strainers
should be inspected frequently and cleaned out
when plugged. If operation of the air conditioning is
excessive it is important that the A/C unit strainer is
inspected more frequently than other strainers.
The seacock body should be inspected and
lubricatedannually.
To clean The sTrainer
1. Close the seacock by turning the handle against
water fow (horizontally).
NOTE: Some seacocks are equipped with
locking tee handles which must be loosened
before operating the handle.
2. Loosen wing nuts on top of strainer (Fig.
4.8.2).
sTraIner maInTenance
(FIg. 4.8.3)
WING NUT
O-RING
SCREEN
HANDLE
STRAINER
SEACOCK
seacock &
sTraIner
(FIg. 4.8.2)
4.9
Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
3. Release wing nut from slot in strainer cap by
pulling forward (Fig. 4.9.1).
4. Rotate strainer cap clear of strainer housing
(Fig. 4.9.2)
sTraIner maInTenance
(FIg. 4.9.1)
sTraIner maInTenance
(FIg. 4.9.2)
5. Remove and wash stainless steel screen
(Fig. 4.9.3)
6. Replace the screen, rotate cap into position
on the housing, engage wing nut into slot and
tighten both wing nuts.
7. Open the seacock by turning the handle with
water fow (vertically) and check for leaks.
sTraIner maInTenance
(FIg. 4.9.3)
5.1
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Section 5 • fUel SyStem
1. gas fuel sYsTeM
Section 3 - Using Your Boat contains important
fueling information. Take time to read all the fuel
related information in both the General Information
Manual and the Specifc Information Manual for
your boat.
The typical gasoline fuel system consists of a fuel
tank(s), fuel tank vent(s), electric fuel valve(s),
engine fuel supply line(s), optional generator fuel
supply line, and fuel fll(s) (Fig. 5.1.1 or 5.2.1).
The fuel tank thru hull vents serve as a pressure/
vacuum release and safety overfow. Periodically
check the vent to ensure that it is not clogged.
The fuel pickup at the fuel tank has an electric fuel
valve to prevent fuel from siphoning out in the event
of fuel line failure.
Neverstartanengineuntilyouarecertainthatfuel
fumesarenotpresentintheenginecompartment
or elsewhere in the boat.
!CAUTION
elecTric fuel valve
The electric fuel valve is wired to the ignition
switch. When the ignition is turned ON the valve
opens, when the ignition is turned OFF the valve
closes. The manual override knob on the side of
the valve should be left in the NORMAL position
at all times.
In the event of an electrical malfunction, the valve
can be opened and closed manually by turning the
manual override knob.
The electric fuel valve is installed in-line on the fuel
hose between the fuel tank and the engine. If your
boat is equipped with an optional generator, an
additional electric fuel valve will be installed on the
fuel hose between the fuel tank and the generator
fuel flter.
TYpIcal gasolIne fuel sYsTem (sHoWn as TWIn sTern drIves W/ generaTor)
(fIg. 5.1.1)
FUEL VENT
HOSES
ELECTRIC
FUEL VALVES
FUEL TANK
GENERATOR
FUEL FEED
(OPT)
GENERATOR
FUEL VALVE &
FILTER (OPT)
ENGINE FUEL
FEED
FUEL FILL
HOSES
PORT
STARBOARD
5.2
Section 5 • fUel SyStem
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
TYpIcal dIesel fuel sYsTem (sHoWn as TWIn sTern drIves W/ generaTor)
(fIg. 5.2.1)
FUEL FILL
HOSE
PORT FUEL
TANK
FUEL VENT
HOSE
STBD ENGINE
FUEL FEED
GENERATOR
FUEL FILTER
STBD ENGINE
FUEL RETURN
PORT ENGINE
FUEL FEED
FUEL FILL
HOSE
FUEL VENT
HOSE
PORT ENGINE
FUEL RETURN
GENERATOR
FUEL RETURN
PORT ENGINE
FUEL FILTER
STBD ENGINE
FUEL FILTER
STBD FUEL
TANK
STARBOARD
PORT
LID
(fIg. 5.2.3) (fIg. 5.2.4)
LID
FILTER ELEMENT
RUBBER LID SEAL
DRAIN PLUG
T -HANDLE
TURBINE
HEAT
DEFLECTOR
SEE-THRU BOWL
racor
®
fuel fIlTer maInTenance
(fIg. 5.2.2)
5.3
Section 5 • fUel SyStem
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
2. Diesel fuel sYsTeM
The typical diesel fuel system consists of a fuel
tank(s), fuel tank vent(s), engine fuel supply and
return line(s), optional generator fuel supply and
return lines, fuel flter(s) and fuel fll(s) (Fig. 5.2.1).
a. fuel filTer (Diesel)
Primary and secondary fuel flters are located on
your Sea Ray
®
to help keep the fuel as clean as
possible. The primary fuel flter is the Racor
®

water separating fuel flter installed in the engine
compartment (Fig. 5.2.1). The secondary fuel flter
is located on the engine and should be replaced in
accordance with the Engine Owner’s Manual.
NOTE: Use of any methanol, gasohol or alcohol
based fuel additive will damage the fuel flter.
REFER TO THE ENGINE OPERATOR’S MANUAL
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.
b. fuel filTer MainTenance (Diesel)
A major cause of poor starting or power loss is the
result of a clogged flter element or a fuel system
air leak. Check that the flter lid and drain plug are
properly tightened.
Inspect or drain the collection bowl of water daily.
1. To Drain WaTer:
1. Shut down the engine.
2. Loosen the T handle on the top lid to break the
vacuum within the flter (Fig. 5.2.2).
3. With a suitable collection container in place,
remove the drain plug and allow water and
contaminants to drain. (Fig. 5.2.3).
4. Replace the drain plug and, if necessary, prime
the flter by removing the lid (Fig. 5.2.4) and
flling the flter with clean fuel.
5. Replace the lid and tighten the lid T handle by
hand only. Do not overtighten.
Replace the flter element at regular intervals or if
a power loss is detected.
2. To replace The filTer:
1. Shut down the engine.
2. Remove the lid .
3. Remove the old rubber lid seal and dispose of
the old seal properly.
4. Apply a coating of clean fuel or motor oil to the
rubber lid seal supplied with the new element.
5. Place the new seal in position on the lid.
6. Remove the filter element by holding the
molded handle and slowly pulling upward with
a twisting motion.
7. Insert the new filter element with a slow
downward twisting motion.
8. Fill the flter with clean fuel, then replace the lid.
Tighten the lid T handle by hand only. Do not
overtighten.
9. Start the engine and check for any leaks.
10. Correct any leaks with the engine shut down.
It is recommended that spare flter elements be carried
aboard as contaminated fuel can easily plug a flter.
REFER TO THE ENGINE OPERATOR’S MANUAL
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.
3. fueling precauTions
Certain precautions must be carefully and completely
observed every time a boat is fueled, even with
diesel fuel. Diesel fuel is nonexplosive but it will
burn.
a. sTaTic elecTriciTY anD The fuel sYsTeM
There is a danger that static electricity can ignite
gasoline vapors that have not been ventilated outside
an enclosed area. Use extreme caution when fueling
your boat from a source outside the regular venues,
(e.g. marinas, fuel service stations.)
Your boat has safety features that can be
circumvented by not adhering to standard fueling
practices. Your boat’s bonding system protects it
from creating and discharging static electricity.
Your boat must be in contact with the water or a land
5.4
Section 5 • fUel SyStem
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
based grounding system. Here are some helpful
suggestions to keep you safe from static electricity
while refueling your boat.
• NEVER fuel your boat in unsafe conditions such
as: suspended on a sling or in a situation that
increases the likelihood of static discharge.
• NEVER use homemade containers to fll your
fuel tank.
• Fuel carried on board outside of a fxed fuel
system should be stored in an approved
container or in a portable tank such as provided
for outboard engines and be stowed safely
outside of the engine or living compartments.
• Shutdown the engine, motors and fans prior to
taking on fuel. Any ignition sources should be
extinguished before flling the fuel tank.
• Close all ports, windows, doors, and hatches.
• Fueling should never be done at night except in
well-lighted areas.
• Always keep the fuel nozzle in contact with the
fuel fll plate or the edge of the fuel tank opening
throughout the flling process.
• Allow areas where gasoline vapors could collect
to be ventilated before starting the engine(s).
• Wipe any spillage completely and dispose of
rags or waste on shore.
• Secure the fll cap tightly.
• Fuel tank should never be flled to capacity. Allow
for fuel expansion.
• Portable tanks should only be flled while on the
ground; never on board the boat.
b. general:
• Check fll plate label to ensure fuel is placed
only in fuel tank. Fuel fll plates are on both the
port and starboard mid decks (Fig. 5.5.1).
• Avoid spills.
• Know your fuel capacity and consumption.
Record the amount of fuel used since your last
fll up, and compute the engine’s hourly fuel
usage. As a fuel gauge backup check, deduct
the average hourly fuel usage from fuel tank
capacity.
• Observe the “Rule of Thirds”: one-third fuel for
trip out, one-third for return and one-third for
reserve.
• Allow an additional 15 percent fuel reserve when
operating in rough seas.
c. before anD During fueling checklisT:
• Fire extinguisher – close at hand.
• Mooring – boat tied securely to fueling pier.
• Crew – at least one knowledgeable person
present.
• Passengers – unnecessary people off the
boat.
• Engines – stopped.
• Electrical equipment, including blowers – power
off.
• Windows, doors, hatches – closed.
• Smoking material – extinguished.
• Inboard tanks – grounded.
• Filler pipe – marked GAS or DIESEL.
• Fuel nozzle – in contact with fller pipe to prevent
static sparks.
• Fill level – fll less than rated capacity of tank;
allow for fuel expansion.
• Trim – fuel weight distributed equally.
D. afTer fueling checklisT:
• Windows, doors, hatches – open.
5.5
Section 5 • fUel SyStem
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
acceptable ethanol compatible materials. This can
lead to operational problems or safety issues such as
clogged flters, leaks or engine damage.
Your boat was manufactured, and shipped from the
factory, with ethanol-compatible materials. Before
introducing gasoline with ethanol into your fuel tank,
ask your dealer if any components have been added
or replaced that are not recommended by Sea Ray
®
,
Mercury or may not be ethanol-compatible.
filling The Tank
It is best to maintain a full tank of fuel when the
engine is not in use. This will reduce air fow in and
out of the tank due to changes in temperature as
well as limiting exposure of the ethanol in the fuel
to humidity and condensation.
phase separaTion
Humidity and condensation create water in your
fuel tank which can adversely effect the ethanol
blended fuel. A condition called phase separation
can occur if water is drawn into the fuel beyond the
saturation point. The presence of water in the fuel
beyond the saturation level will cause most of the
ethanol in the fuel to separate from the bulk fuel and
drop to the bottom of the tank, signifcantly reducing
the level of ethanol in the fuel mixture in the upper
level (phase). If the lower level (phase), consisting of
water and ethanol, is deep enough to reach the fuel
inlet it could be pumped directly to the engine(s) and
cause signifcant problems. Engine problems can
also result from the reduced ethanol/fuel mixture
left in the upper phase of the tank.
4. fuel recoMMenDaTions
The quality of the fuel is very important for satisfactory
engine performance and long engine life. Care
should be taken to select fuels having the octane
rating recommended for the engine, as indicated
in the owner's manual, for proper operation. Fuel
should be clean and free of contamination. Your fuel
tanks should be kept full of fuel whenever possible.
This will reduce the amount of water condensation
and reduce the possibility of contamination.
eThanol-blenDeD fuels
Ethanol is an oxygenated hydrocarbon compound
that has a high octane rating and therefore is useful in
increasing the octane level of unleaded gasoline.
The fuel-system components of your Mercury engine(s)
have been tested to perform with the maximum level
of ethanol blended gasoline (10% ethanol) currently
allowed by the EPA in the United States.
Special precautions should be considered with the use
of fuel containing ethanol in your system. Fuels with
ethanol can attack some fuel-system components,
such as tanks and lines, if they are not made from
• Sniff test – if fuel fumes remain, operate blowers
until fumes are gone.
• Fuel tank – secure fller cap.
• Spills – wipe; dispose of rags ashore.
NOTICE
GASOLINERECOMMENDATIONS
Minimumoctaneratingof87AKI.
Theuseofimpropergasolineoradditivescandamage
yourfuelsystemandisconsideredmisuseofthe
system.Damagecausedbyimpropergasolineor
additivesWILLNOTbecoveredunderwarranty.
example of pHase separaTIon
CONDENSATION
FUEL INLET
UPPER PHASE
(WATER+FUEL+ETHANOL)
LOWER PHASE
(WATER+ETHANOL)
(fIg. 5.5.1)
Neverstartanengineuntilyouarecertainthatfuel
fumesarenotpresentintheenginecompartment
or elsewhere in the boat.
!CAUTION
5.6
Section 5 • fUel SyStem
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
aDDiTives
There is no practical additive known that can prevent
or correct phase separation. The only solution is to
keep water from accumulating in the tank.
If phase separation does occur, your only remedy is
to drain the fuel, clean and dry the tank completely
and refll with a fresh, dry load of fuel.
fuel filTers
Mercury already provides the appropriate level
of fltration to protect the engine from debris. The
addition of another in-line flter to the system will
create a possible fow restriction that can starve
the engine(s) of fuel.
As a precaution, it is advisable to carry extra on-
engine flters in case flter plugging from debris in
the fuel tank becomes a problem during boating.
MainTenance
Periodically inspect for the presence of water in the
fuel tank. If any is found, all water must be removed
and the tank completely dried before reflling the
tank with any fuel containing ethanol.
sTorage
Long periods of storage and/or non-use, common
to boats, create unique problems. When preparing
to store a boat for extended periods, of two months
or more, it is best to completely remove all fuel from
the tank. If it is not possible to remove the fuel,
maintaining a full tank of fuel with a fuel stabilizer
added to provide fuel stability and corrosion
protection is recommended.
REFER TO THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER'S
MANUAL IN YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL PACKAGE
FOR COMPLETE I NSTRUCTI ONS AND
WARRANTY INFORMATION.
Theuseoffuelscontainingethanolhigherthan10
present(E-10)candamageyourengineand/orfuel
systemandwillvoidthewarranty.
E-85 FUELS COULD SERIOUSLY DAMAGEYOUR
ENGINESANDMUSTNEVERBEUSED.
!CAUTION
6.1 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Section 6 • electrical SyStem
The 12 volt direct current (DC) electrical system
(similar to that in your car or truck) derives its power
from the batteries. Batteries are kept charged by
the engine-driven alternator or the battery charger/
converter which must be powered by shore power.
The battery voltage is indicated by the voltmeter
on the helm panel (on the SmartCraft™ System
Tach) and on the main distribution panel located
in the cabin. The negative terminal of the battery is
attached to the main negative bus.
Ask your dealer for a careful analysis of DC power
needs on your boat. It may be necessary to add
batteries or auxiliary charging methods to supply
adequate power for any additional accessories you
wish to add.
The batteries installed in your boat have been
selected for their ability to furnish starting power
based on engine starting requirements, as well as
their ability to power the DC accessories attached
to the electrical system. See the table for the
recommended battery(ies) for your boat.
To remove the battery cables:
1. Turn off all items drawing power from the
battery.
2. Turn the battery switch to the OFF position
(Battery switch is optional equipment on some
models).
3. Remove the negative cable frst, then the positive
cable. To replace the cables, frst replace the
positive cable, then the negative.
• Check the fuid levels in the cells approximately
every 4 weeks, and weekly in summer and hot
zones.
• The fuid level must be between the lower and
upper markings.
• Replenish only with distilled water. Do not use
metal funnel.
• Coat battery terminal clamps with silicone
grease. Keep battery clean and dry.
Battery life is shortened if it is drained to zero
charge before recharging. It is recommended that
a battery not be discharged more than 50 percent.
If the battery does become run down, recharge it
as soon as possible.
Running the engine to recharge the battery may not
be effective. The alternator only creates charging
power at higher engine speeds, so simply idling or
trolling will not generate enough power to recharge
the battery.
If you need to charge a battery, use only a
battery charger designed to charge automotive/
marine batteries. Use charger only when battery
is disconnected from the boat’s electrical circuit.
Follow the charger instructions.
If the boat is equipped with dockside power and an
AC/DC converter/battery charger, keep it on when
shore power is available. This will keep the batteries
properly charged and allow use of the DC powered
equipment on board without draining the battery.
If your boat will not be used for several weeks or
more remove the battery from the boat and connect
it to a charger.
DONOTUSEJUMPERCABLESINTHEENGINE
COMPARTMENT.
Theycancauseanexplosionfromsparks.
! DANGER
Abatterywillexplodeifafameorspark
ignitesthefreehydrogengivenoffduring
charging.
Neveruseanopenfameorstrikesparksin
the battery area.
! DANGER
To prevent arcing or damage to the alternator,
alwaysdisconnectbatterycablesbeforedoingany
workontheengine’selectricalsystem.
!CAUTION
6.2
Section 6 • electrical SyStem
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
3. igniTion proTecTion
All electrical components in the engine compartment
must be ignition-protected to avoid the possibility of
creating sparks in a gasoline environment.
Protective terminal covers, such as rubber boots
on electrical connections, must be in place when
engine is operating or when working in the engine
compartment.
Jumper cables are not ignition-protected. DO NOT
USE jumper cables in the engine compartment. The
engine compartment may accumulate dangerous
explosive gasoline fumes/vapors and hydrogen gas
from batteries being charged. A spark produced
when connecting a jumper cable can cause an
explosion.
4. fuses anD breakers
An electronics fuse block or breaker panel is
typically located behind an access panel below
the dash. If you need to replace a fuse or breaker,
use only the same amperage as the original.
It is recommended that you carry spare fuses
and breakers. Refer to individual component user
manuals for the proper fuse and breaker sizes.
If a fuse or breaker is replaced with one of lower
amperage, it will not be sufficient to carry the
electrical load of the equipment it is connected to
and will cause nuisance failures.
TYpIcal baTTerY sWITcH
(fIg. 6.2.1)
The following table describes the recommended
marine cranking batteries to install in your boat.
All batteries should be of the same type, age &
rating.
Application Group Volts CCA* Reserve Qty.
Engines 31 12 800 200 1
*COLD CRANKING AMPS
RECOMMENDEDBATTERY:
DOUGLAS BATTERY TYPE: 31DCM, ITEM NUMBER: 989 OR EQUIVALENT
DIMENSIONS: 13” x 6
13
/
16
” x 10
1
/
16

2. baTTerY sWiTch(es)
Two battery switch(es) control the delivery of DC
power from the battery(ies) to the engine and all
equipment, lights and accessories using DC power.
Refer to the Specifc Information Manual for the
location of the battery switch(es) on your boat.
NOTE: For safety and convenience the following
items are not shut off by the battery switches: bilge
pumps, sump pumps, stereo memory and battery
charger inputs. These items need constant power
to perform their task. This allows the bilge pump to
operate any time excess fuid accumulates in the
bilge, which can occur when the boat is docked
and unattended. The entire remaining DC system
is turned off with the battery switch.
Use of higher amperage fuses or breakers is a fre
hazard.
Use fuses and breakers having the same amperage
ratingastheoriginalorasspecifed.
!WARNING
! DANGER
UseONLYMarine-ratedpartstoreplacesuchitemsas
starters,distributors,alternators,generators,etc.
Donotuseautomotivepartsforthesecomponents
oranyjumpercablesbecausetheyarenotignition-
protectedandcouldcauseafreorexplosion.
GASOLINEVAPORSCANEXPLODE
6.3
Section 6 • electrical SyStem
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
5. 12 volT accessorY recepTacle
Your boat has a 12 volt accessory receptacle at
the helm and one in the galley. The receptacle is a
cigarette lighter style plug that may be used with any
12 volt accessories using this type of plug.
See the Specifc Information Manual for specifc
locations for your boat.
If a fuse or breaker is replaced with one of higher
amperage, it will not provide adequate protection
against an electrical malfunction and will create a
potential fre hazard.
12 volT accessorY recepTacle
(fIg. 6.3.1)
120Volt/60HzWiring(StandardSystem)
The 120 volt wiring installed on Sea Ray
®
boats
consists of three (3) color-coded wires. The black
wire is the “hot” feed, white is the common, or
neutral, and the green wire is the ground. All branch
breakers and switches for AC equipment are
installed on the “hot” wire. The green conductor of
the shore power is connected through the galvanic
isolator and then connected to the AC grounding
bus bar behind the main distribution panel.
220Volt/50HzWiring(OptionalSystem)
The 220 volt / 50Hz wiring installed on Sea Ray
®

boats consists of three (3) color-coded wires. The
brown wire is the “hot” feed, light blue is the common,
or neutral, and the green wire is the ground. All
branch breakers and switches for AC equipment are
installed on the “hot” wire. The green conductor of
the shore power is connected through the galvanic
isolator and then connected to the AC grounding
bus bar behind the main distribution panel.
6. ac sYsTeM
NOTE:Actual usage of equipment will depend on the
amperage output of the power source available.
Line voltage from the shore power is shown by the
voltmeter on the main distribution panel. The main
breakers may trip if there is a surge in line voltage,
an electrical storm or an on board system overload.
The main breaker interrupts both the neutral and hot
feeds in the AC circuit to prevent equipment damage
due to internal overloads and external surges.
Neveroperate120Vshorepoweratlessthan110V.
!CAUTION
EXTREMEHAZARD–Swimmingnearaboatoperating
on AC electrical system can lead to severe shock
anddeath.NeverswimorallowswimmingwhenAC
systemisinuse.
! DANGER
Neveroperate220Vshorepoweratlessthan208V.
!CAUTION
7. shore poWer
a. shore poWer corDs
Your Sea Ray
®
is equipped with a 30AMP/ 120V/60
cycle shore power cord for hookup to dockside
power. The cord is stored in the transom storage
box.
b. Main shore poWer breaker box
Your Sea Ray
®
is equipped with a 120VAC main
shore power breaker box located on the starboard
wall of the transom storage box.
The breaker must be ON to operate the shore AC
power system.
6.4
Section 6 • electrical SyStem
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
c. shore poWer
The 120 volt AC main distribution panel distributes
the required voltage for all the boat’s AC equipment
and accessories. It is very important to know and
understand where the power originates and how
the power is distributed to the different voltage
equipment and accessories.
To access the shore power see “Shore Power” in
Section 3 - Using Your Boat.
8. generaTor
Sea Ray
®
strongly urges you to fully comply with
the manual provided by the generator manufacturer.
The generator is warranted separately by the
generatormanufacturer,NOTSeaRay
®
. Follow
the recommended maintenance and warranty
schedule in your Generator Operator’s Manual
included in the Owner’s Manual Package. Generator
abuse or improper maintenance may adversely
affect claims made under generator manufacturer
separate warranty.
generaTor operaTion
The procedures for starting, stopping and switching
between generator and shore power are explained
in Section 3 • Using Your Boat.
Do not run the generator in an enclosed area,
such as a closed boathouse, as there is a
possibility of buildup and inhalation of carbon
monoxide.
!CAUTION
To replace a faulTY coMponenT on The Main
DisTribuTion panel:
1. Turn all breakers OFF.
2. Unplug the shore power.
3. Remove screws from all sides except the
hinged side of panel. The main distribution
panel is hinged to swing open for servicing.
4. Reverse the procedure for closing the panel.
Disconnectthepowercablefrompowersourcebefore
performingmaintenance.
!WARNING
9. servicing The Main DisTribuTion
panel
NOTE:Servicing should be referred to a qualifed
electrician.
10. baTTerY charger/converTer
The battery charging unit located on the bilge
component board is fully automatic and is designed
specifcally for the marine environment. The high
frequency characteristic has allowed these chargers
to achieve a huge size and weight reduction over
previously used equipment. Commonly called high
frequency or smart chargers, these units bring a
new sophistication to the battery charger feld.
Charging characteristics contain four (4) modes:
• BoostMode - this is initiated at power up and
provides the chargers full-rated current to the
battery bank at a level of 14.4V until battery
reaches 90% of full charge.
• NormalMode - this stage immediately follows
the bulk charge mode. It maintains the battery
voltage at the bulk charge voltage level,
but gradually decreases the current as the
battery accepts the charge until it reaches a
predetermined current level.
• FloatMode- this stage is designed to hold the
battery at a safe, low voltage (typically 13.2V)
providing up to the chargers full rated amperage
to accommodate DC load requirements. The
charge will remain in this mode until the 12 volt
Never block air circulation through the unit. Never
storeanygearontopoftheunits.
!WARNING
Leave the converter running at all times to
maintainthe12voltsystemvoltage.
NOTICE
6.5
Section 6 • electrical SyStem
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
system is activated.
• Equalize Mode - this stage activates for 15
minutes every 21 hours. When the converter/
charger is in the float mode the voltage is
increased to 14.4 volts which mixes the battery
electrolyte to prevent battery stratifcation.
Note: Leave the charger/converter turned ON at all
times to maintain battery voltage level.
Note: Check monthly to ensure that water level in
the batteries is properly maintained.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
11. grounD faulT inTerrupTer
recepTacle (gfi)
At least one ground fault interrupter receptacle is
installed in the boat. Please read and understand
the CAUTION block for GFI receptacles.
The GFI receptacle is designed to protect people
from the line-to-ground shock hazards which could
occur from defective power tools or appliances
operating from this device, or from down-line outlets
protected by it. It does not prevent line-to-ground
electric shock, but does limit the time of exposure
Persons with heart problems or other conditions
whichmakethemsusceptibletoelectricshockmay
stillbeinjuredbygroundfaultsoncircuitsprotected
bytheGFIreceptacle.Nosafetydevicesyetdesigned
willprotectagainstallhazardsorcarelesslyhandled
ormisusedelectricalequipmentorwiring.
!CAUTION
gfI ouTleT
(fIg. 6.5.1)
inTernaTional recepTacle
If equipped, all readily accessible 220V outlets are
protected by a Residual Current Circuit Breaker
(RCCB). This current breaker includes a test switch
to verify proper operation. Its function is similar, but
not identical to the 120V GFI.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
rccb ouTleT
(fIg. 6.5.2)
to a period considered safe for otherwise normally
healthy persons. It does not protect persons against
line-to-line or line-to-neutral faults.
The GFI receptacle does not protect against short
circuits or overloads. This is the function of the
circuit breaker.
12. elecTrolYTic corrosion anD
zinc anoDes
Electrolytic corrosion of metals on power boats
can result in rapid and serious deterioration of
metal parts. You must set a regular schedule and
look for the possibility of electrolytic corrosion
(the deterioration of metals due to dissimilar
characteristics when placed in salt water). It is
your responsibility to check for and replace parts
damaged due to electrolytic corrosion.
To minimize electrolytic corrosion of the metals on
your boat, zinc anode plates are provided on your
boat to protect underwater hardware. Zinc, being
much less "noble" than the copper-based alloys
and aluminum used in underwater fittings, will
deteriorate frst and protect the other metals.
6.6
Section 6 • electrical SyStem
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
13. Marine elecTronic caThoDic
anTi-corrosion sYsTeM
The automatically controlled Cathodic Anti-
Corrosion System for marine installation protects
underwater metals from the effects of corrosion
and electrolysis on stern drives. The system
components are designed for marine service. DO
NOT PAINT THE MERCATHODE
®
SYSTEM.
The anode and reference electrode are attached to
the electrode assembly under each stern drive unit.
The solid state controller is mounted within a plastic
housing on the transom in the bilge.
MainTenance
The Mercathode
®
system must be tested to ensure
adequate output. The test should be performed
every 100 hours of use or annually. Contact your
authorized Sea Ray
®
dealer to arrange for this test.
Refer to the engine operator's manual for more
detailed information.
Stern drives are ftted with zinc anodes on their
lower units (refer to your Engine Owner's Manual
for their locations). If your boat is equipped with
trim tabs, zinc plates are installed on each of the
trim tabs.
Zinc anodes require replacement about every six
months, if the boat is operated in salt water. In
fresh water, the zinc anodes can be replaced about
once a year.
If the anodes deteriorate more rapidly than this,
there is probably a stray current problem within the
boat or at the slip or mooring.
If the anodes do not deteriorate, they are not
protecting the other metallic parts of your boat. This
can be caused by loose anodes or by low grade zinc
or by not having a solid electrical contact between
the anode and the metal it contacts, or by paint on
the anodes.
If the anodes are deteriorating rapidly, or not at all,
contact your dealer.
When an AC shore power system is connected to
the boat, the underwater metal fttings will, in effect,
be connected through the water to grounded metals
ashore. This results in the zincs being consumed
at a faster rate unless the marina maintains a
protective system to prevent this. When the marina
provides a zinc anode in the water bonded to the
metal outlet box on the dock, zinc loss on the boat
will be reduced. Do not connect this zinc to the
boat's ground system.
It is extremely important that all electrically-operated
DC equipment and accessories be wired so that
the ground polarity of each device is the same as
that of the battery. Your boat has a negative ground
system. The zinc anode is connected to every metal
item in the boat (fuel tanks, underwater gear, etc.)
via the green bonding wire.
GalvanicIsolator: Electrolytic corrosion can also
be caused by "stray currents" due to a fault in an
electrical item, even though correctly grounded. A
galvanic current isolator (zinc saver) is standard
on all Sea Ray
®
boats. It is installed between the
shore power ground and the boats' AC grounding
Neverdisconnectthegreenwire(safetyground)from
theengineterminal.
!CAUTION
NOTICE
DO NOT PAINT BETWEENTHE ZINC ANDTHE
METALITCONTACTS,ANDDONOTPAINTOVER
THEZINC.
connection to the DC bonding system. This
connection maintains the safety ground from
dockside power while stopping the flow of DC
corrosive currents. The galvanic isolator is located
behind the main distribution panel in the cabin.
7.1
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS
1. carbon MonoxiDe MoniTor
Sea Ray
®
Sport Cruisers are equipped with carbon
monoxide (CO) monitors in the cabin and enclosed
berths or staterooms. The CO monitor is an
electronic instrument that detects carbon monoxide.
When there is a buildup of CO in the cabin, the
monitor will alert the occupants by flashing a
DANGER light and sounding an alarm. The CO
monitor is powered through a breaker on the Main
Distribution panel in the galley.
It is important that you read and understand
the CO monitor information and operating
instructions.Itisextremelyimportantthatyou
become familiar with the CO monitor and its
functions.
TesTing The co MoniTor
Test the monitor on your boat at manufacturers
required intervals by pushing the TEST button on
the side of the unit. If the unit is operating correctly
both audible and visual warning indicators will be
activated.
carbon monoxIde monITor
(fIg. 7.1.1)
POWER
INDICATOR
DANGER
INDICATOR
TEST
BUTTON
(ON SIDE) HORN
Thisdetectorwillonlyindicatethepresenceofcarbon
monoxidegasatthesensor.Carbonmonoxidemay
be present in other areas.
!CAUTION
To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning,
test the monitor operation when not in use for 10
daysormore.
!CAUTION
ActuationoftheCOmonitorindicatesthepresenceof
carbonmonoxidewhichcanbeFATAL.
EVACUATE THE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY. DO A
HEAD COUNT TO CHECK THAT ALL PERSONS
ARE ACCOUNTED FOR. CALLTHE NEAREST FIRE
DEPARTMENT AND ASKTHEMTO DETERMINETHE
SOURCEOFCARBONMONOXIDE.DONOTREENTER
PREMISESUNTILITHASBEENAIREDOUTANDTHE
PROBLEMISCORRECTED.
!DANGER
2. air conDiTioning & heaTing
The air conditioning/heating system in your Sea
Ray
®
is of the size and capacity best suited for the
size of your boat.
The system is ftted with a return air flter that should
be cleaned once a month. Refer to the Specifc
Information Manual for the system access hatch
location for your boat. To remove the air flter for
cleaning, slide flter out of the compressor/blower
unit.
The system is cooled to maintain optimal operating
temperature by a raw water pump. The pump draws
water through a seacock in the bilge and flters it
through a sea water strainer. (The sea water strainer
should be inspected and cleaned frequently. To
clean the strainer, refer to Section 4 • Bilge and
TYpIcal aIr condITIonIng compressor/
bloWer (fIg. 7.1.2)
REMOVABLE FILTER
Not all options and accessories described in this
manual are available on all boats and models. See
your authorized Sea Ray
®
dealer for information on
options and accessories available for your boat.
7.2
Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Underwater gear) The water passes through the air
conditioning/heating unit, then fows overboard.
To sTarT sYsTeM:
1. Make sure the seacock for the cooling pump is
open.
2. Turn ON the AIR CONDITIONER circuit breaker
on the Main Distribution panel.
3. Follow the instructions in the Air Conditioner/
Heater manual for control pad operation.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE
FOR I NSTRUCTI ONS AND WARRANTY
INFORMATION.
have a water treatment additive that can be used to
sanitize the system. Follow the instructions provided
with the additive.
If a water treatment additive is not available, the
following steps may be followed to sanitize the
water system:
1. Pump the water tank empty. Shut OFF the Fresh
Water Pump breaker.
2. Determine the capacity of your water tank (your
standard water tank holds 24 gallons (90.8
liters). You will need approximately one (1) gallon
of weak bleach solution for each ffteen (15)
gallons of tank capacity.
3. Prepare the proper amount of a weak bleach
solution by mixing 1/4 cup of unscented
household chlorine bleach per gallon of water.
4. Pour weak bleach solution into the water tank.
Remember, use about one (1) gallon of weak
bleach solution for each ffteen (15) gallons of
tank capacity.
5. Fill the remainder of the tank with fresh, clean
water. This will further dilute the weak bleach
solution.
6. Switch ON the Fresh Water Pump breaker,
then turn on the faucets and allow the air to be
exhausted from the plumbing system. By doing
this, the entire fresh water system will be flled
with a sanitizing solution.
7. Allow the sanitizing solution to stand in the water
system for three (3) hours.
8. Pump the water tank empty.
9. Fill the water system completely with fresh,
clean water. Turn on the faucet and permit the
entire contents of fresh, clean water to run
through the system. This will fush the sanitizing
solution out of the plumbing.
10. Fill the water system again, with fresh, clean
water, and turn on the faucet to permit the air
to dissipate.
Your water system is now sanitized.
b. WaTer puMp anD filTer
3. WaTer sYsTeM
If installed, the fresh water system consists of a
water tank, 12 volt water pump and water system
flter.
The fresh water system is activated by the WATER
PUMP switch on the switch panel at the helm.
To begin initial operation:
1. Fill the water tank from a source known to
provide safe, pure drinking water by removing
the cap marked WATER located on the port mid
ship deck and inserting the water hose nozzle
in the opening. Do not mistake the fuel fll or the
waste plate for the water tank fll cap.
2. Turn ON the FRESH WATER PUMP switch,
located on the control station switch panel.
3. Open the sink faucet to allow any air trapped in
the water line to dissipate.
4. Shut off faucet as fow becomes free of air.
Shutting off the faucet will cause the pump to
shut off. As long as the water pump and battery
switches are on, the pump will automatically
provide water on demand.
a. saniTizing The WaTer sYsTeM
If the fresh water system has not been used for some
time, or if you suspect that it has been contaminated,
then it should be sanitized. Your marine dealer may
Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS
7.3
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
The water pump and flter location differs from model
to model, but is typically located near the fresh water
tank. The flter prevents particles from entering
the pump head. The flter should be checked and
cleaned once a season or when fow is restricted.
Before servicing the system, turn the WATER PUMP
switch OFF and open a faucet to release pressure
on the system. To clean the flter, remove the screen
and rinse with clean water. Replace, making sure
the O-ring is in place when replacing the cover.
c. WinTerizing The WaTer sYsTeM
WaTer pump fIlTer
(fIg. 7.3.2)
BOWL
FILTER SCREEN
O-RING
COVER
WaTer pump and fIlTer
(fIg. 7.3.1)
WATER PUMP
DISCHARGE
WATER PUMP
WATER PUMP FILTER
WATER PUMP
SUCTION
For winterizing the water system refer to Section 8,
Winterization Checklist For Boats Stored on Land,
E. Water System.
D. shoWer sYsTeM
The shower drains into a self-contained shower
sump containing a pump and foat switch.
The sump pump is fully automatic and is protected
by a breaker on the main DC breaker panel. Check
the pump and foat switch for obstructions and
proper working order.
The pump comes on when there is enough water
in the sump to raise the foat switch and start the
pump. If it does not come on after one or two gallons
of water drain from the shower, turn the water off
and check the pump and foat switch for proper
operation.
After using the shower, it is recommended that
you run a gallon of clean water through the
shower drain to clean out soap residue. Check the
pump and foat switch for obstructions and proper
working order.
e. TransoM shoWer
If installed, the transom shower pullout sprayer is
located on the transom. The system uses water from
the fresh water tank. The FRESH WATER PUMP
breaker must be ON to operate the system.
f. DocksiDe WaTer inleT
The dockside water inlet allows use of a dockside
water source to provide water for the boat’s fresh
water system.
To use The sYsTeM:
1. Make sure the FRESH WATER PUMP breaker
is OFF.
2. Remove the plug from the face of the dockside
water inlet.
3. Connect a drinking water hose to the water
outlet on the dock, then to the dockside water
inlet on the boat and turn on the water at the
dock.
7.4
Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
5. heaD sYsTeM
Several different Toilet (head) systems may be
available for your boat. The Owner’s Manual
Package has specifc information on the system
installed in your boat. Read that material.
a. requireMenTs for operaTors
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
standards state that in freshwater lakes, freshwater
reservoirs or other freshwater impoundments
whose inlets or outlets are such as to prevent the
ingress or egress by vessel traffc subject to this
regulation, or in rivers not capable of navigation by
interstate vessel traffc subject to this regulation,
marine sanitation devices certifed by the U.S. Coast
Guard installed on all vessels shall be designed
and operated to prevent the overboard discharge
of sewage, treated or untreated, or of any waste
derived from sewage. The EPA standards further
state that this shall not be construed to prohibit
• DO NOT leave boat unattended with the dockside
waterhoseconnected.
• Docksidewatershouldbeconnectedduringperiods
ofheavywaterusageonly.
!WARNING
Do not fush facial tissue, paper towels or sanitary
napkins in head. Such material can damage waste
disposalsystemandtheenvironment.
!CAUTION
All fresh water faucets and showers are now usable.
To disconnect the system, reverse the procedure,
making sure the plug is reinstalled tightly.
g. fresh WaTer Wash DoWn spigoT
If installed, the fresh water wash down spigot is
located in the transom or cockpit side panel. The
system uses water from the fresh water tank.
The FRESH WATER PUMP breaker on the DC
main distribution panel must be ON to operate the
system.
h. sea WaTer sYsTeM
If Installed (typically included in the fshing package
option on the Amberjack
®
series), the sea water
system consists of an intake seacock, a pump that
feeds the live baitwell and another pump that feeds
the washdown spigots in the cockpit and the bow
rope locker.
Both pumps are protected by a breaker on the control
station breaker panel. The baitwell is operated by a
switch at the baitwell. The pump for the sea water
washdown spigots is activated by the Raw Water
Pump switch on the port dash switch panel.
i. WaTer heaTer
The water heater is located in the engine room. The
water heater is powered by a breaker on the main
distribution panel in the cabin.
The water heater has a check valve to prevent
hot water from back washing into the cold water
source and a pressure relief valve to avoid damage
to the heater from over pressure of excessive
temperature.
4. graY WaTer sYsTeM
If installed, the gray water system is designed for
boats that are used in areas that restrict overboard
water discharge.
The system directs waste water from accessories
such as the galley and head sinks and shower to
the shower sump that is ftted with a foat switch
and pump that pumps the water to the head system
holding tank. The tank must be emptied when it
becomes full.
To empty the head/gray water system holding tank,
the services of a dockside pump out station will be
needed.
Follow instructions at the station and make sure
pump out station hose is inserted into the deck plate
marked WASTE.
Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS
7.5
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
6. MaceraTor Discharge puMp
WiTh seacock inTerlock sYsTeM
If equipped, the optional macerator gives the boat
operator the means of discharging the holding tank
contents directly overboard through a seacock in the
bottom of the hull. This is available in conjunction
with the dockside pump out.
Since direct overboard discharge is prohibited in
many areas, the macerator seacock is normally
closed. The macerator seacock is equipped with a
system interlock switch which prevents the operation
of the macerator when the macerator seacock is
closed. The light on the DISCHARGE PUMP switch
on the DC Distribution Panel will be lighted when the
macerator is operational. If the light is not lighted,
it is visual confrmation the macerator seacock is
closed and that the macerator cannot be operated.
at the station and make sure pump out station hose
is inserted into the deck plate marked WASTE. The
holding tank can also be emptied through utilization
of the macerator (if supplied) (see Macerator in this
section).
D. venT filTer
The vent flter is designed to control odors associated
with the head system operations. The vent flter
is located on the holding tank. The flter must
be changed at the beginning of each boating
seasontobeeffective. The vent flter is installed
in-line on the holding tank ventilation hose.
Note: Do not over fll the holding tank as this will
food the vent flter and render it useless. Filter
replacement will then be required. See Parts
Manual for correct replacement flter.
There is a possibility of being fned for having an
operabledirectoverboarddischargeinsomewaters.
Closewastedischargeseacockandremovehandleor
takeothermeasurestoavoidfne.
NOTICE
the carriage of Coast Guard-certifed fow-through
treatment devices which have been secured so as to
prevent such discharges. They also state that waters
where a Coast Guard certifed marine sanitation
device permitting discharge is allowed include
coastal waters and estuaries, the Great Lakes
and interconnecting waterways, freshwater lakes
and impoundments accessible through locks, and
other fowing waters that are navigable interstate by
vessels subject to this regulation (40 CFR 140.3).
b. vacuflush
®
heaD
The VacuFlush
®
head utilizes
a HEAD SYSTEM breaker
on the main distribution
panel . The foot pedal
at the base of the toilet
opens a mechanical seal
and vacuum forces waste
through the opening in the
bowl to an accumulator tank,
through the vacuum pump
and then to the holding tank
or treatment tank. To Operate:
1. Turn ON the WATER PUMP breaker.
2. Turn ON the HEAD SYSTEM breaker.
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE
FOR I NSTRUCTI ONS AND WARRANTY
INFORMATION.
c. holDing Tank operaTion
Waste from the head is directed into the holding
tank located behind the block-off in the aft end of
the ski locker. The holding tank fuid level indicator
is located on the main distribution panel or in the
head which indicates 3/4 FULL, FULL and DO NOT
FLUSH, or on some models may read FULL, 1/2,
or EMPTY. When the FULL light is on, the DO NOT
FLUSH light will also be on. When these lights are
ON, the holding tank must be emptied before the
head can be reused.
DocksiDe puMp-ouT
To empty holding tank, the services of a dockside
pump out station will be needed. Follow instructions
vacuflusH
®
Head
(fIg. 7.5.1)
7.6
Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
8. auToMaTic fire exTinguisher
sYsTeM
Your boat may be equipped
wi t h an aut omat i c f i r e
extinguisher system located
aft of the engine. In the event
of a fre, the heat sensitive
automatic head will release
the extinguishant as a vapor,
totally fooding the area in
fre-killing concentrations.
IF ACTUATION OCCURS,
I MMEDI ATELY SHUT
DOWN ALL ENGI NES,
POWERED VENTILATION,
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
AND EXTINGUISH ALL SMOKING MATERIALS.
DO NOT IMMEDIATELY OPEN THE ENGINE
COMPARTMENT!! THIS FEEDS OXYGEN TO THE
FIRE AND FLASHBACK COULD OCCUR.
Allow the exinguishant to “soak” the compartment
for at least ffteen (15) minutes and for hot metals or
fuels to cool before cautiously inspecting for cause
of fre. Have portable extinguishers at hand and
ready. Do not breathe fumes or vapors caused by
the fre.
7. fire exTinguisher porT
Boats not equipped with the automatic fire
extinguisher option are equipped with a fire
extinguisher discharge port. Refer to the Specifc
Information Manual for your boat for location, if
installed. In the event of a fre, a fre extinguisher
can be inserted through the port and discharged into
the engine compartment without having to open the
engine box. Do not open the engine compartment
immediately! This feeds oxygen to the fre and
fashback could occur.
• In case of fire DO NOT open engine box or
compartment.
• Shutdownengineandblowers.
• Continuouslydischargeentirecontentsofportable
freextinguisherthroughportimmediately.
! WARNING
Check that the macerator seacock handle is in the
open position and the light on the switch is lighted
before operating the macerator.
To operaTe The MaceraTor:
1. Turn ON the DISCHARGE PUMP breaker on
the salon DC distribution panel and open the
waste discharge seacock located on the bilge
foor.
2. Operate DISCHARGE switch at the WASTE
SYSTEM CONTROL area on the mai n
distribution panel.
3. When tank is empty, turn the switch to OFF and
close waste discharge seacock.
NOTE: Turn OFF discharge pump to prevent
accidental discharge.
MainTenance
Prior to each use and at regularly scheduled
intervals, cycle the macerator seacock handle
open and shut to ensure proper operation of the
seacock
IF A FIRE OCCURS, IMMEDIATELY SHUT DOWN
ALL ENGINES, POWERED VENTILATION,
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND EXTINGUISH ALL
SMOKING MATERIALS. DO NOT IMMEDIATELY
OPEN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT!! THIS
FEEDS OXYGEN TO THE FIRE AND FLASHBACK
COULD OCCUR.
auTomaTIc fIre
exTInguIsHer
( fIg. 7.6.1)
auTomaTIc fIre exTInguIsHer IndIcaTor lIgHT
( fIg. 7.6.2)
AUTOMATIC
EXTINGUISHERSYSTEM
1. LIGHTON-UNITCHARGED
2. LIGHTOFF-UNITDISCHARGED
3. IFSYSTEMDISCHARGES.SHUT
DOWNENGINE(S),BLOWERS
ANDELECTRICALSYSTEMS
Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS
7.7
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
a. gasoline engine boaTs
The system indicator light is wired to the ignition
and is turned ON when the ignition is turned ON.
The indicator light, located on the control station
starboard panel, indicates to the helmsman when the
unit has discharged. Under normal circumstances,
when the ignition is ON the charge indicator light is
ON. If the unit discharges, the light will go OFF.
b. Diesel engine boaTs
The system indicator and switch module (ENGINE
SHUTDOWN AND OVERRIDE SYSTEM) operates
similarly to the indicator light for the gas engine
boats. The module also incorporates an engine
shutdown switch with override system. When the
system discharges it will shutdown the engine.
c. Manual fire exTinguishing sYsTeM pull
hanDle
Located at the helm, the manual fre extinguisher
system allows the operator to manually activate the
automatic extinguisher in the engine room. Early
detection and use of the manual override system
will reduce fre damage by eliminating the time
necessary for heat in the engine room to rise to a
temperature necessary to activate the automatic
fre extinguisher.
To operaTe:
1. Pull pin securing the handle.
2. Pull red FIRE handle quickly and briskly.
D. safeTY pin
manual fIre exTInguIsHIng sYsTem
pull Handle ( fIg. 7.7.2)
TOMANUALLYACTIVATE
THEENGINEROOMFIRE
EXTINGUISHER:
1.PULLPIN
2.PULLHANDLE
2
1
located at the helm
auTomaTIc fIre exTInguIsHer IndIcaTor lIgHT
(dIesel engIne)
( fIg. 7.7.1)
CHARGE DISCHARGE
Engine Shutdown
Override System
OVERRIDE NORMAL
SEA-FIRE
The safety pin is used on boats equipped with the
Manual Fire Extinguishing System Pull Handle. The
safety pin, located at the neck of the extinguisher
bottle in the engine room is for shipping and transfer
of the bottle only. The pin MUST be removed in
order to manually operate the system.
engIne room fIre exTInguIsHer
( fIg. 7.7.3)
NOTE:THE MANUAL SYSTEM WILL NOT OPERATE
IF SAFETY PIN IS INSTALLED.
REMOVE
SAFETYPIN
7.8
Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
7. canvas
If included, the Bimini Top or sunshade should not
be used when the vessel speed exceeds 45 MPH.
Damage to the boat or Bimini may occur.
Attached to the inside of the Bimini Top is a DANGER
tag for Carbon Monoxide Gas (CO) buildup and a
WARNING tag for limiting speeds when Bimini Top
canvas is installed. The rear (aft) curtain also has a
WARNING tag stating “The Aft Curtain must not be
used while engine is running or boat is underway”. If
your canvas does not have these tags, they become
lost or are unable to be read, contact your dealer
for replacement labels.
For your safety, decide which canvas pieces you
want to remove or install before you leave the boat
slip or off-load your boat from the trailer into the
water. Removing or installing canvas on the water
can be diffcult since rough water or wakes can
cause you or your passengers to lose their balance
while attempting canvas removal or installation.
For safety and ease of installation and removal of
canvas, use at least two people. Know which canvas
piece(s) that you are to install or remove.
! DANGER
Ifthecockpitistotallyenclosedwithcanvascovers
and curtains while the engine is running or boat is
moving, carbon monoxide will build up and cause
deathorpermanentinjury.
Do not use the rear (aft) curtain while engine is
runningorboatismoving.
Each model has different standard and optional
canvas packages and pieces. Refer to the Specifc
Informati on Manual for your model or your
Authorized Sea Ray
®
Dealer for information on what
options are available for your boat.
The typical canvas pieces available are:
Sunbrella
®
Bimini Top w/ Boot
Aft Curtain Front Curtains
Side Curtains Canvas Storage Bag
Cockpit Cover w/ Tonneau
a. insTallaTion Tips
• Zippers: Zippers are located on each canvas
piece. Make sure canvas is centered over
the metal canvas support rods (bows). When
attaching any canvas piece, zip the zippers only
partially. This helps to hold the piece in place and
relieves tension, helping the other sides zip or
snap easier. After all the sides of the piece are
snapped in place, fnish zipping all the zippers.
This will ensure a tight ft.
• Adjustable Support Rods: Adjustable support
rods are located on the Convertible and Bimini
Top. There is an outside tube and an inside tube.
Push in the button to adjust for longer or shorter
rod lengths.
b. canvas care anD MainTenance
See Section 9, for instructions on the care and
maintenance of your canvas.
! DANGER
Exhaustfumesfromenginescontaindeadlycarbon
monoxide gas (CO). Boats enclosed with canvas
or with poor ventilation are most likely to collect
fumes.
CO sickness symptoms include headache, nausea
and dizziness. Do not mistake these symptoms for
seasickness.
Ventilateboat.SeeSection1.4,CarbonMonoxide,for
moredetails.
! DANGER
Inrainyweatherand/orcoldweather,freshairmust
circulate through boat to avoid carbon monoxide
poisoning.
SeeSection1.4,CarbonMonoxide,formoredetails.
Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS
7.9
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
8. horn
The horn is operated by a momentary switch on the
dash and is protected by a fuse on the accessory
fuse block (refer to Specifc Information Manual
for your model for location of the accessory fuse
block).
REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
10. unDerWaTer lighTs
If installed, the underwater lights are protected by a
fuse on the accessory fuse block (refer to Specifc
Information Manual for your model for location of
the accessory fuse block). They are operated by the
ACCY switch on the switch panel at the helm.
The underwater lights are designed for use ONLY
while the boat is in the water.
9. Docking lighTs
If Installed, the docking lights are protected by
a fuse on the accessory fuse block (refer to Specifc
Information Manual for your model for location of
the accessory fuse block). They are operated by
the DOCKING LIGHTS switch on the switch panel
at the helm.
8.1
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Electrical
Connections Check for looseness To be done by Sea Ray dealer annually
**GFCI (AC) Outlet Check for operation General Manual p. 6.5 •
Routine inspection, service and maintenance of
your boat’s systems are vital to assure your safety,
as well as for prolonging the life of your boat. You
should develop regular routines for inspecting your
boat. The chart below summarizes inspection,
service and maintenance activities. This section also
contains descriptions of some convenient methods
for evaluating the condition of some of your boat’s
systems.
The interval between necessary service or
maintenance is highly variable, depending on the
environment your boat is in, and on the severity
of operating conditions. For example, corrosion
of parts on boats operated in salt water proceeds
much faster than the corrosion of parts on a boat
operated in fresh water. The intervals listed below
are recommended maximums, and you must reduce
the time between inspections if your observations
indicate the need.
1. suMMarY guiDe for inspecTion, service anD MainTenance
*Use in salt water or other severe operating conditions requires shorter maintenance/service intervals
**May not be on your boat
Battery Check water level General Manual p. 6.1 • • •
BilgeArea Clean and check General Manual p. 4.1 •
BilgeBlower Hose connections tight General Manual p. 4.2 • •
BilgePump Float switch operates freely General Manual p. 4.1 •
Canvas Clean General Manual p. 9.3 As Needed
Controls
Steering Check for proper operation To be done by Sea Ray dealer every six months
Power steering oil level Engine Manual •
Gear Shift & Throttle Lubricate. Include all shift Engine Manual • • •
linkage and pivot points
Engine
Alarm Check Engine Manual •
Cooling System Check for leaks Engine Manual •
Connections with engine running
Crankcase Clean Engine Manual • •
ventilating system
Drive belts Check Engine Manual •
Exhaust System Check for leaks Engine Manual • • •
Flame Arrestor Clean Engine Manual • •
Fuel Filter Replace Engine Manual •
Mounts (Fasteners) Tighten Engine Manual • •
Oil and Filter Replace Engine Manual • • •
oil level Check Engine Manual •
ITEM REQUIRED REFERENCE BEFORE AFTER EVERY EVERY EVERY6
MAINTENANCE/SERVICE SOURCE EVERY FIRST 25*OR50 50*OR100 MOS.OR
USE 20HOURS HOURS HOURS ANNUALLY
INTERVAL
SternDrive(WithSternDriveEngineOption)
Fluid level Check level Engine Manual •
Fluid Replace Engine Manual •
8.2
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
suMMarY guiDe for inspecTion, service anD MainTenance
*Use in salt water or other severe operating conditions requires shorter maintenance/service intervals
**May not be on your boat
TrimTabs
Fluid Check and add as needed Trim Tab Manual •
Transmission
Oil Strainer Screen Clean To be done by Sea Ray dealer annually
ITEM REQUIRED REFERENCE BEFORE AFTER EVERY EVERY EVERY6
MAINTENANCE/SERVICE SOURCE EVERY FIRST 25*OR50 50*OR100 MOS.OR
USE 20HOURS HOURS HOURS ANNUALLY
INTERVAL
Seaworthiness
Bilge drain plug Installed and tight Owner’s Manual p. 4.1 •
Hull damage Check for loose, damaged Always after striking object
Stern drive or missing parts
Topside&Supplies Check for loose, damaged Owner’s Manual p. 8.5 •
or missing parts
Anchor rope Check rope for wear •
SlidingSeatsandLadder
Helm Seat Spray slider with light coating •
of spray lubricant
Transom Swim Spray slider with light coating •
Ladder of spray lubricant
Propeller Inspect for damage Always after striking object
Zincs
Transom Zinc Check and replace as needed Owner’s Manual p. 6.12 Every 25 hours of operation
Trim Tabs Check and replace as needed Trim Tab Manual Every 25 hours of operation
FuelSystem
Connections & Lines Check for leaks Engine Manual • • •
Tank Check for leaks Owner’s Manual p. 5.1 • • •
Water Separating Replace Engine Manual • •
Fuel Filter
8.3
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
2. useful service inforMaTion
OWNER
HOME PORT
BOAT NAME
REGISTRATION NUMBER STATE
HULL SERIAL NUMBER
WARRANTY REGISTRATION DATE
ENGINE MAKE & MODEL
SERIAL NUMBER
PART NUMBER
FUEL CAPACITY
WATER CAPACITY
KEY NUMBER, IGNITION DOOR
SELLING DEALER
CITY & STATE
LENGTH BEAM DRAFT
VERTICAL CLEARANCE
ESTIMATED WEIGHT
GENERATOR SERIAL # MODEL # KILOWATTS
8.4
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
3. inspecTion, service anD
MainTenance proTocol
a. bilge area
Many of your boat’s systems have critical features
located in the bilge area. A thorough and organized
inspection of the bilge area will address many of
these critical features. For example, engine oil
leaks and fuel system leaks will show themselves
as contamination on the surface of the liquid
that remains in the bilge. When you see such
contamination, you should look for its source.
Once or twice a year, pump the bilge areas dry and
remove all loose dirt. Be sure that all the limber
holes are open. Limber holes are the openings in the
stringers that allow water to fow from the outboard
areas of the bilge to the bilge sump.
Check the bilge pump foat switch by moving it
manually. The bilge pump should start when the
foat switch is raised and should stop when lowered.
If it does not, frst try resetting the bilge pump
breakers, if the pump will still not run replace the
foat switch before using your boat. The foat switch
should also move freely without sticking, if it does
not, have it serviced or replaced before boating.
DO NOT USE FLAMMABLE SOLVENTS to clean any
partofthebilge.
Fumescanaccumulateandcanbethesourceofan
explosion.
!WARNING
Work on electrical wiring can create shock hazards
orsparks.
Always shut off battery switch, breakers and/
or pull fuses before checking electrical wiring or
connectors.
!WARNING
3. fuel sYsTeM
• Inspect the entire fuel system for evidence of
leakage, including the fuel tank fll lines and
vents. Any stain around a joint could be an
indication of a leak.
• Test all fttings with a wrench to be sure they are
not loose, but do not forcefully overtighten the
fttings.
• Clean fuel flters and vent screens.
2. engine
Engine failure or malfunction, when away from
shore, can be dangerous. Make certain you do the
following each time you use the boat:
• Wipe off the engine to remove accumulated
dust, grease and oil.
• Check all exposed nuts, bolts and screws for
tightness.
• Inspect the belts for wear. If they do not
require replacement, check and adjust the belt
tension according to the engine manufacturer’s
recommendation.
• Inspect engine wiring, and clean and tighten the
terminals on the engine electrical system.
• Clean and lubricate the battery cables.
• Add distilled water to the battery cells as
needed.
• Refer to your Engine Operator’s Manual for
additional engine maintenance requirements.
1. oil
If there is oil contamination, look for leaks in engine
oil lines and engine gaskets. If parts of the bilge
have been stained by oil, the stain can be removed
using a bilge cleaner available from your dealer or
a marine store.
8.5
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
4. WinTerizaTion checklisT for
boaTs sToreD on lanD
a. boaT sTorage
• Store boat in a bow high attitude.
• Remove hull drain plug.
• Pour one (1) pint (half-liter) of 50% water/
antifreeze mixture in each bilge pump sump.
b. engines
• Flush engines with fresh water.
• Remove engine drain plugs.
REFER TO YOUR ENGINE OPERATOR’S MANUAL
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON PREPARING THE
ENGINES FOR STORAGE AND WINTERIZATION.
c. baTTerY(ies)
• Remove from boat. Remove the negative (-)
cable frst, then the positive (+) cable.
• Remove grease and dirt from top surface.
• Grease terminal bolts.
• Store on wooden pallet or thick plastic in a cool
dry place. Do not store on concrete.
• Keep under a trickle charge.
b. TopsiDe anD supplies
Once a year, you should undertake a thorough
review of the topside equipment, as well as of the
critical safety supplies on your boat.
• Check cleats, rings, rails, etc. for loose or
corroded fasteners, breaks, sharp edges or
other conditions that could lead to malfunction or
unsafe use. Repair or replace as necessary.
• Inspect PFDs (life jackets) for tears and
deterioration.
• Make certain you have enough PFDs on board
for the maximum number of persons you can
carry.
• Check your frst aid kit, making certain it is
complete and that the items in it have not passed
an expiration date.
• Check the signaling equipment and emergency
flares. Make sure all items are within their
expiration dates.
• Inspect the anchor, mooring and towing lines.
Repair or replace as required.
• Check fre extinguishers for full charge.
4. Wiring sYsTeM
• Check all wiring for proper support.
• Check all wiring insulation for signs of fraying
or chafng.
• Check all terminals for corrosion - corroded
terminals and connectors should be replaced
or thoroughly cleaned.
• Tighten all terminals securely and spray them
with light marine preservative oil.
5. fiTTings, hoses anD claMps
• Inspect the entire bilge area for evidence
of damage or deterioration. Evidence of
deterioration will frst appear around hull fttings,
hoses and clamps.
• Straighten kinked hoses.
• Replace any hose that does not feel pliable.
• Check all hose clamps for tightness and
corrosion. Corroded clamps must be replaced.
• Check the nuts, bolts and screws that retain
equipment, hoses, etc. in the bilge for tightness
and corrosion. Corroded fasteners must be
replaced.
8.6
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
• When placing battery back into service, remove
excess grease from terminals, recharge as
necessary and reinstall in boat.
D. heaD sYsTeM
• Flush entire system thoroughly with fresh
water.
• Pump out holding tank.
• Remove water line from inlet ftting located
on back bottom half of water valve on head.
• Flush one (1) gallon (four liters) antifreeze mixed
with one (1) gallon (four liters) of water through
toilet and let vacuum pump run for one or two
minutes.
• Shut FRESH WATER PUMP breaker OFF.
• Pump out holding tank.
e. WaTer sYsTeM
• Turn ON the FRESH WATER PUMP breaker.
• Open wat er faucet , l et syst em drai n
completely.
• Turn OFF the FRESH WATER PUMP breaker.
• Water must be removed from the water lines
with air pressure or fushed with a nontoxic
antifreeze.
using pressurizeD air To reMove WaTer froM
WaTer lines:
• You must have an air compressor with air hose
and air nozzle.
• Remove water hoses from water pump.
• Alternate opening one faucet at a time to make
sure water is removed from each line.
• Blow air through the water lines removed from
the water pump.
NOTE:When blowing air be careful not to blow air
with all faucets closed. System could be damaged
by over pressurization and create water leaks.
• Cover hose ends with screen or broad weave
cloth and tape in place to keep out dirt and
bugs.
using nonToxic WinTerizing anTifreeze:
• Purchase a nontoxic winterizing antifreeze for
fresh water systems from a marine or RV supply
retailer.
• With all water pumped out of the system add
nontoxic antifreeze to the water tank. Pour
in enough to be pumped to all faucets and
showers.
• Close all faucets and turn on water system.
• Open one faucet at a time. Close faucet when
nontoxic antifreeze comes out of faucet.
• After all faucets and showers have been treated,
open all faucets and pump out remaining
nontoxic antifreeze.
WaTer heaTer WinTerizaTion
• Refer to your water heater Owner’s Manual for
detailed information on preparing water heater
for storage and winterization.
f. WaTer sYsTeM
gasoline:
• Fill fuel tank with gasoline and the recommended
amount of stabilizer and conditioner such as
“Stabil
®
”.
• Run engine(s) for ten minutes to ensure that
all gasoline in the carburetor and fuel lines are
treated.
Diesel:
• Fill fuel tank with diesel and recommended
8.7
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
6. securiTY consiDeraTions
Be conscious of the security of your boat. Always
remove the keys from the ignition, lock hatches, lock
the cabin door, remove and stow any removable
electronic gear (fsh fnders, GPS, etc.) and personal
gear (fshing poles, etc.) normally left aboard your
boat.
5. fiTTing ouT afTer sTorage
a. fuel sYsTeM
Check the entire fuel system for loose connections,
worn hoses, leaks, etc. and repair. This is a primary
safety precaution.
Check fuel lines for damage and make sure that they
do not come in contact with any moving parts.
b. baTTerY(ies)
Before installing the batteries, clean the terminal
posts with a wire brush or steel wool and then attach
the cables. After the cable clamps are tightened,
smear the post and clamps with vaseline or grease
to exclude air and acid. Do not apply grease before
attaching and tightening the terminal clamps.
Examine all wiring.
Donotoverfll.Fillingatankuntilthefuelfowsfrom
ventsisdangerous.Allowroomforexpansion.
!CAUTION
c. Miscellaneous
• Check all thru-hull fttings for unobstructed
water passage. Be alert for any deteriorated
hoses and/or fttings below the water line which
might fail in service and admit water.
• Test the navigation lights.
• Check all wiring for loose connections.
• Check all switches and equipment for proper
operation.
• Check bilge blowers for proper operation. Turn
ON blowers and place hand over hull blower
vent to make sure air is coming from vent.
• Anchor lines and gear should be inspected and
replaced if necessary.
• Make sure the hull drain plug is in place and
tight.
• Clean bilge thoroughly if it was not done at
lay-up.
• Check all engine fuid levels.
• Check fuel lines for damage and/or leaks. Make
sure that they do not come into contact with
moving parts.
amount of biocide, “Biobor
®
”, which prevents
bacteria and fungi from contaminating diesel
fuel that contains some water.
• Diesel fuel should also get a petroleum distillate
additive, such as “Stabil
®
” or Racor
®
RX100”.
This will absorb water in the fuel and prevent
freezing problems.
• Run engine(s) for ten minutes to ensure that all
diesel fuel in injectors and fuel lines is treated.
DETAILED WINTERIZING, OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AND WARRANTY INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED BY
THE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER AND CAN BE
FOUND IN THE OWNER’S PACKAGE.
8.8
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
seacock
(fIg. 8.8.1)
OPEN HOSE
HOSE CLAMPS
C
L
O
S
E
D
SEACOCK
HANDLE
SEACOCK BODY
PIVOT POINT
7. seacock lubricaTion
• With boat out of water, remove the hose from
top of the seacock.
• Put seacock handle in closed position.
• Add a few drops of lubricating oil inside.
• Work handle back and forth a few times. Add oil
as needed.
• Replace hose and tighten clamp.
• Add a few drops of oil to the handle pivot
point.
8.9
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
8. quick reference checklisT
As the owner/operator of a Sea Ray
®
boat, you are responsible for the safe operation of your boat and the safety of
your passengers. Always be sure that required documents, navigational equipment and Coast Guard required safety
equipment is aboard and in proper working order.
a. boarDing The boaT*
general
1. Weather Conditions ................................................ Is it going to be safe to go out
2. Transom Drain Plug ................................................ Installed
3. PFDs and all other Coast Guard
required safety equipment ........... Available for all children and adults
4. Ignition keys ............................................................ Available
5. Tool Box .................................................................. Stocked with a variety of appropriate tools
boaT sYsTeMs
1. Bilge Pumps ........................................................... Working. Discharge any appreciable amounts of water
overboard
2. Blowers ................................................................... Working. “Sniff” the bilge/engine compartment for fuel
odor
3. Navigation Lights .................................................... Working. Have spare bulbs (and if applicable fuses)
aboard
4. Radio/Electronics .................................................... Working
5. Horn ........................................................................ Working
6. Trim Tabs ................................................................ Full range of motion. No excessive play or binding
7. Fresh Water Tank ................................................... Filled and sanitized
8. Head System Holding Tank .................................... Empty
9. Seacocks ................................................................ Engines & Generator Open (handle parallel to hose),
Head System Holding Tank Closed (handle
perpendicular

to hose)
engine
1. Batteries ................................................................. Fully charged (Check water cell levels)
2. Fuel Tank ................................................................ Filled with recommended fuel
3. Fuel System ............................................................ Check for leaks
4. Fuel Filters .............................................................. Check that flters are clean and tight
5. Diesel Racor Fuel Filters ........................................ Check that flters are clean, tight and free of water
6. Engine Coolant Drain Plug ..................................... Secured
7. Steering Fluid ......................................................... Full
8. Throttle & Gearshift Control Test ............................ Full range of motion
*Note: Many of these items should be checked before leaving the house.
8.10
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
quick reference checklisT (conT’D)
*If engine fails to start, refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual for further troubleshooting procedures
b. preparing To DeparT anD afTer launching
general
1. Bilge/Engine Compartment .................................... “Sniff” the bilge/engine compartment for fuel odor.
Run the bilge blowers for at least four (4) minutes.
2. Shore Power Cable ................................................. Disconnected from dockside power inlet
3. Lines, Fenders and Anchor ..................................... Ready for use
4. Passengers/Crew ................................................... Instructed in duties for getting underway and ftted for a
correct size PFD
engine
1. Battery Switches ..................................................... In the ON position
2. Fuel Valves (Diesel Only)........................................ Open
3. Engine Alarm .......................................................... Test. Should sound after a few seconds
4. Gear Shift & Throttle Control .................................. In NEUTRAL and IDLE positions
sTarTing The engine*
1. Gearshift & Throttle Control .................................... Shift in NEUTRAL (Refer to your Engine Owner’s
Manual for start-up procedures for your specifc
engine)
2. Ignition .................................................................... Turn master ignition keys on DC distribution panel to the
ON position. Depress ignition switch on the helm switch
panel to START position until engine starts, then release
to RUN position (light on).
IMPORTANT:Donotcontinuetooperatestarterformorethanten(10)secondswithoutpausing
toallowstartermotortocoolofffortwo(2)minutes.Thisalsowillallowthebatterytorecover
betweenstartingattempts.*
Donotruntheengineorgeneratorinanenclosed
area,suchasaclosedboathouse,asthereisthe
possibility of buildup and inhalation of carbon
monoxide.
!WARNING
8.11
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
c. While unDerWaY
general
1. Passengers/Crew ................................................... Safely seated with PFDs on or immediately accessible
2. Lines, Fenders and Anchor ..................................... Stowed
boaT sYsTeMs
1. Trim Tabs ................................................................ Bring boat to “On Plane”. Adjust as necessary
2. Navigation Lights .................................................... On at night or in reduced visibility
engine
1. Tachometer ............................................................. Engines operating in safe RPM range
2. Engine Gauges ....................................................... Continually monitor
3. Engine Operation .................................................... Check idle and shift. Listen for abnormal noises
and visually check the engine compartment while
underway
D. reTurning To porT
general
1. Passengers/Crew ................................................... Instructed in duties for line handling
2. Lines and Fenders .................................................. Ready for use
boaT sYsTeMs
1. Navigation Lights .................................................... Turned OFF when secured
2. Anchor Light ........................................................... ON if necessary
3. Bilge/Engine Compartment .................................... “Sniff” the bilge/engine compartment for fuel odor.
Run the bilge blowers if necessary. Check for water
in bilge. Run bilge pumps if necessary
engine
1. Throttle & Gearshift Control .................................... Bring to IDLE and NEUTRAL positions
2. Tachometer ............................................................. Idle the engines for fve (5) minutes to cool down
quick reference checklisT (conT’D)
8.12
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
quick reference checklisT (conT’D)
3. Ignition .................................................................... Depress ENGINE STOP switches on the helm switch
panel when engines are cooled down.
4. Engine Operation .................................................... Check idle and shift. Listen for abnormal noises
e. securing The boaT
general
1. Lines and Fenders .................................................. Fenders in place, lines tied securely to dock
2. Shore Power Cable ................................................. Connected to dockside power inlet
boaT sYsTeMs
1. Seacocks ................................................................ Closed (handle perpendicular to hose)
2. Helm Switch Panel .................................................. All switches in the OFF position
3. Gearshift & Throttle Control .................................... In the NEUTRAL and IDLE positions
engine
1. Ignition .................................................................... Switched in the OFF position (lights off) and master
ignition keys removed from DC distribution panel
2. Battery Switch ........................................................ In the OFF position
1. Fuel Valves (Diesel Only)........................................ Closed (handle perpendicular to hose)
f. if The engine Does noT sTarT
no sTarTer MoTor response
1. Check gearshift control lever in the NEUTRAL position
2. Check battery condition for suffcient charge
3. Check battery cable connections tight and free from corrosion
4. Check battery switch in the ON position
5. Check starter motor and solenoid connections
6. Check ignition switch connections
sTarTer MoTor responDs, buT no igniTion
1. Check that fuel tanks are not empty
2. Check fuel flters and flter/water separators are clean
3. Check electrical connections on engine wiring harness and ignition wiring
8.13
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
9. afTer MarkeT equipMenT checklisT
Any safety or operational equipment added to your boat after delivery should be checked for seaworthiness
and proper working condition. Use the area below to list any equipment and the proper operating condition
of that equipment before getting underway.
Equipment ProperOperatingCondition
8.14
Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service &
maInTenance
Sea Ray Sport Cruisers
10. MainTenance log
Follow the recommended maintenance listed on pages 1 & 2 of this section and keep a record of this and
ALL maintenance performed on your boat. You might want to copy these pages before using them to have
blank ones available when these are full.
Date MaintenanceDescription EngineHours
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In northern climates, a waxing at the start and end
of the boating season may suffce. In southern
climates, an application of wax every three months
will be required for adequate protection.
REFER TO THE OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
keep bilge area DrY
Water may accumulate in the engine room where
it is not able to drain to the bilge pump. Check all
areas of the engine room for accumulated water and
dry thoroughly. Water left standing may penetrate
through the gelcoated surfaces and wick into the
fberglass affecting the life of the product.
3. sTains anD scraTches
Although gelcoat and painted surfaces are resistant
to deep stains, a need for cleaning will occasionally
arise. But, the use of some common cleaning agents
will permanently discolor or otherwise damage the
fnish on your boat.
• Do not use abrasive porcelain-cleaning powders.
These are too abrasive and contain chlorine
and ammonia, either of which will permanently
discolor gelcoat and paint.
• Never use nail polish remover (acetone) or any
ketone solvents.
• Use diluted household detergents to remove
surface soil and stains. Before using a given
brand, check to make sure it contains no
chlorine or ammonia.
• Alcohol can be used to remove diffcult stains.
But it must be promptly washed off with mild
Your new boat has been designed to provide you
with years of enjoyment and satisfaction. In order
to maintain the factory new appearance of your
boat, we recommend the use of 3M™ Marine's one
step Maintenance and Reconditioning Products
designed specifcally for pleasure boats. Following
proper fberglass maintenance guidelines will help
maintain your boat's performance, value, and
enjoyment.
1. painT cleaning agenTs anD
oTher subsTances
Do not use products containing chlorine, phosphates,
perfumes and nondegradable ingredients. Consult
your marine dealer regarding environmental
regulations before painting the hull. Fumes can
last for hours, and chemical ingredients can harm
people, property and the environment. Common
household cleaning agents may cause hazardous
reactions. Read and understand directions on
all paint, cleaning and polishing materials before
using.
2. fiberglass anD gelcoaT
The fberglass hull, deck and some interior parts
consist of a molded shell and exterior gelcoat. The
gelcoat is the outer surface, often colored, that
presents the shiny smooth appearance associated
with fiberglass products. This gelcoat surface
is painted or taped in some areas for styling
purposes.
Wash the gelcoat and fberglass regularly with
clean, fresh water. Wax gelcoated surfaces to
maintain the luster.
Gelcoatsurfacesareslipperywhenwet.
Alwayswearnonslipfootwearsecurelyfastenedto
yourfeetandholdontorailsortheboatstructure.
!WARNING
Waxedsurfacesareslippery.
Donotwaxareasthatareusuallywalkedon.
!WARNING
EXPLOSION/FIREHAZARD
Careandrefnishingmaterialsmaycontain
ingredientsthatarefammableorexplosive.Donot
usesuchmaterialsinthebilge
Shutoffelectricalpowerandventilatewhenusing
suchmaterialsanywhereontheboatorinthecabin.
Donotcreatesparksoruselightedmaterials.
!WARNING
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detergent and water.
• Minor scratches and deeper stains that do not
penetrate the gelcoat may be removed by light
sanding and buffng.
4. perManenTlY MooreD or DockeD
boaTs
If permanently moored in salt water or fresh water,
your boat will collect marine growth on its bottom.
This will detract from the boat’s beauty and greatly
affect its performance. There are two methods of
preventing this:
• Periodically haul the boat out of the water and
scrub the bottom with a bristle brush and a
solution of soap and water.
• Paint the hull below the waterline with a good
grade of antifouling paint. DO NOT paint the
enginedrivesurfaces.
NOTE: There are EPA regulations regarding bottom
paint application. Consult your Sea Ray
®
dealer for
proper application methods.
5. care for boTToM painT
From time to time a slight algae or slime forms on
all vessels. The bottom painted portion of the hull
can be wiped off with a coarse Turkish towel or a
piece of old rug while the boat is in the water. Do
not use a stiff or abrasive material to clean the
bottom paint.
The bottom paint should be inspected annually. If it
needs repainting consult your Sea Ray
®
dealer.
6. TopsiDe areas
a. sTainless sTeel anD alloY fiTTings
Stainless steel and alloy fttings should be cleaned
with soap and water or household glass cleaner.
Remove rust spots as soon as possible with a
brass, silver or chrome cleaner. Irreversible pitting
will develop under rust that remains for any period
of time. Never use an abrasive like sandpaper or
steel wool on stainless. These may actually cause
rust. To help protect the stainless, we recommend
the use of a good car wax.
b. salT crYsTals
When instruments are exposed to a saltwater
environment, salt crystals may form on the bezel
and the plastic covers. These salt crystals should
be removed with a soft, damp cloth; never use
abrasives or rough, dirty cloths to wipe plastic parts.
Mild household detergents or plastic cleaners can
be used to keep the instruments bright and clean.
REFER TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
7. gauge anD sWiTch panels
No special care is needed. Just wipe off with a soft,
fresh water damp cloth to remove dust or salt. Dry
after with chamois or soft cloth. Use of protective
chemicals is not required.
NOTE:Do not use any chemicals to clean or protect
gauge lenses.
8. acrYlic plasTic sheeTing
(plasTic glass)
Neveruseadryclothordusterorglasscleaning
solutionsonacrylic.
To clean acrylic, frst food it with water to wash off
as much dirt as possible. Next, use your bare hand,
with plenty of water, to feel and dislodge any caked
dirt or mud. A soft, grit-free cloth may then be used
with a nonabrasive soap or detergent. A soft sponge,
kept clean for this purpose, is excellent. Blot dry with
a clean damp chamois.
Grease and oil may be removed from acrylic
with kerosene, hexane, white (not aviation or
ethyl) gasoline or aliphatic naphtha (no aromatic
content).
Donotusesolventssuchasacetone,silicone
spray, benzine, carbon tetrachloride, fire
extinguisherfuid,drycleaningfuidorlacquer
thinner on acrylic, since they attack the
surface.
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Remove fne scratches with fne automotive acrylic
rubbing and polishing compounds.
9. canvas anD clear vinYl
Do not fold or store any of the canvas pieces
while wet. All canvas should be rolled or folded
when dry and stored in a clean, dry place. For clear
vinyl pieces, the recommended methods for storage
are rolling or laying down fat. The clear vinyl should
never be folded or creased as cracking will result.
To protect the clear vinyl from rubbing against itself
while rolled or stored fat, place a piece of very soft,
nonabrasive cloth between the pieces. If the surface
of the clear vinyl becomes scratched, the canvas
manufacturer has provided a canvas care sheet
located in your Owner’s Manual Package. When
storing the rear (aft) curtain, fold the canvas over
the clear vinyl window (do not fold clear vinyl), then
roll or store fat.
The fabric should be cleaned regularly before
substances such as dirt, pollen, etc. are allowed to
accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric.
The fabric can be cleaned without being removed
from the installation. Simply brush off any loose
dirt, particles, etc.; hose down and clean with a mild
solution of a natural soap in lukewarm water (no more
than 100°F, 38°C); rinse thoroughly to remove soap.
DO NOT USE DETERGENTS. Allow to completely
dry.
Wash and clean vinyl windows with a warm soap
solution. Use a soft cloth or sponge and do not
scratch the surface.
If you have stubborn cleaning cases, call your dealer
for proper procedures. Do not try your own cleaning
procedures as they may permanently damage the
canvas.
After each use, especially in salt water areas, rinse
the canvas completely with fresh cold water. Then
let the canvas dry completely before stowing.
All metal components of the canvas should be rinsed
with fresh cold water and exposed components
wiped dry to maintain appearance and working
order.
Alwayscleanspots,stains,etc.,immediately.Test
anunseenareaoffabricbeforecleaningstain,to
insurethatcleaningmaterialwillnotcausedamage.
NOTICE
10. exTerior upholsTerY fabric
Exterior fabrics should be cleaned with a sponge
or very soft scrub brush and a mild soap and warm
water solution. After scrubbing, rinse with plenty of
cold, clean water and allow the fabric to air dry in
a well ventilated place, preferably away from direct
sunlight.
Mildew can occur if your boat does not have adequate
ventilation. Heat alone will not prevent mildew; you
must also provide for fresh air circulation.
REFER TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.
11. inTerior upholsTerY fabric
Cleaning and maintenance information provided
by the material manufacturer, is in your Owner’s
Manual Package.
REFER TO THE OWNER' S MANUAL PACKAGE
FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND OTHER CLEANING
INFORMATION.
12. Teak
Teak does not require refnishing but should be
cleaned and oiled occasionally with products
specifcally for teak, obtainable at marine supply
stores. Do not use steel wool in cleaning teak - it
leaves rust specks. Bronze wool is available and
should be used. Several penetrating protective
coatings are available for treating teak and their
use is considered advantageous. Because some
cleaners can damage gelcoats, aluminum and other
materials on your boat, always consult the directions
before using any cleaner or conditioner.

Information in this publication is based upon the latest product specifications available at printing. Sea Ray® Boats, Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice, in the colors, equipment, specifications, materials and prices of all models, or to discontinue models. Should changes in production models be made, Sea Ray® is not obligated to make similar changes or modifications to models sold prior to the date of such changes. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers Owner’s Manual Printed in the U.S.A. September 2009 © Sea Ray Boats, Inc. • A Brunswick Company MRP #1971029 Sea Ray Boats, Inc. 2600 Sea Ray Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37914 For information visit www.searay.com Note: Not all accessories shown in pictures or described herein are standard equipment or even available as options. Options and features are subject to change without notice. The following are registered trademarks of the Brunswick Corporation: Sea Ray ® & The SR Wave Logo

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Table of conTenTs
IntroductIon
1. This Manual ...........................................................viii 2. Your Responsibilities ..............................................viii 3. Sources of Information...........................................viii 4. Dealer Responsibilities ........................................... ix 5. Warranties ............................................................... ix 6. Hull Identification Number (HIN) ............................. ix 7. Manufacturer’s Certification ..................................... x 8. Service, Parts and Repair for Your Boat .................. x 9. Warranty Information................................................ x About Your Limited Warranty....................................... xi

Section 2 • General Boat arranGement
1. Docking/Lifting/Storage ......................................... 2.1 2. Cleats.................................................................... 2.1 3. Passenger Locations ............................................ 2.1 4. Description of Major Controls ............................... 2.2 A. Digital Throttle & Shift Control (DTS-Gas) ..... 2.2 B. Gear Shift and Throttle Control (Diesel) ......... 2.3 5. Important Gauges ................................................. 2.4 A. SmartCraft™ Gauge System ......................... 2.4 B. Tachometer .................................................... 2.5 C. Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Speedometer and Fuel Gauges........................................... 2.5 D. Magnetic Compass ........................................ 2.5 E. Power Trim Unit and Gauge ........................... 2.6 F. Trim Tabs......................................................... 2.6 G. Engine Alarm System .................................... 2.7 6. Propulsion System ................................................ 2.7 A. Stern Drive ..................................................... 2.7 B. V-Drive Engines ............................................. 2.7

Section 1 • Safety
1. Safety/Warning References .................................. 1.1 2. Legally Mandated Minimum Required Equipment 1.2 3. Fire Extinguishing System .................................... 1.3 4. Carbon Monoxide ................................................. 1.3 5. Lifesaving Equipment............................................ 1.5 6. Recommended Equipment for Safe Operation ..... 1.6 7. Stability ................................................................. 1.6 8. Maintain Control.................................................... 1.6 9. Load Capacity ....................................................... 1.7 10. Power Capacity ................................................... 1.8 11. Propellers............................................................ 1.8 12. Design Categories ............................................. 1.8 13. Weather ............................................................. 1.8 13. Chart Your Course .............................................. 1.9 14. Impaired Operation ........................................... 1.10 15. Water Sports ..................................................... 1.10 A. Swimming .................................................... 1.10 B. Skiing ........................................................... 1.10 C. Diving ........................................................... 1.11 16. Emergency Situations ....................................... 1.11 A. Medical Emergency ..................................... 1.11 B. Water Rescue .............................................. 1.11 C. Fire............................................................... 1.12 D. Flooding, Swamping and Capsizing............. 1.12 E. Collisions and Leaking ................................. 1.13 F. Grounding ..................................................... 1.13 G. Propulsion, Control or Steering Failure ....... 1.13 17. Safety Hot Lines ............................................... 1.13 18. Environmental Considerations .......................... 1.14 A. Fuel and Oil Spillage .................................... 1.14 B. Waste Disposal ............................................ 1.14 C. Excessive Noise .......................................... 1.14 D. Wake / Wash ................................................ 1.14 19. International Requirements .............................. 1.15 20. Nautical Terms .................................................. 1.16 21. Key to Symbols on Controls and Prints ............ 1.17

Section 3 • USinG YoUr Boat
1. Pre-Launch, Launch and Post-Launch Checklist .. 3.1 2. Fueling the Boat................................................... 3.2 3. Boarding ............................................................... 3.3 4. Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) ....................... 3.3 5. Passenger Instruction and Location ..................... 3.3 6. Starting the Engine ............................................... 3.3 7. Shifting to Drive the Boat ...................................... 3.5 8. Stopping the Engine ............................................. 3.5 9. Steering System ................................................... 3.6 A. Power Assisted (Stern Drive) ........................ 3.6 B. Hydraulic Power Steering (V-Drive)................ 3.6 10. Starting the Generator ........................................ 3.7 11. Stopping the Generator ...................................... 3.8 12. Shore Power ....................................................... 3.8 A. To Connect and Turn on Shore Power .............3.8 B. To Disconnect Shore Power ........................... 3.9 C. Maintenance for Shore Power Cable and Shore Power Inlet ................................................. 3.10

Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear
1. Bilge ...................................................................... 4.1 A. Fuel and Oil Spillage ...................................... 4.1 B. Drain Plug ...................................................... 4.1 C. Bilge Pump(s) ................................................ 4.1 4. Check hose and connection on hull side for debris and proper connections. ..................... 4.2 D. Bilge Blower ................................................... 4.2 3. Propellers............................................................. 4.3 A. Propellers General Information ...................... 4.3 iii

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.. 4....... 8.. 6................... 7..... 8.... Gasoline Engine Boats ......... 8.......... 7..........7 6....... 6..................................................... Safety Pin....................... Dockside Water Inlet .....1 3..............................Table of conTenTs B......................... 8.............. 7.................. VacuFlush® Head .................... Manual Fire Extinguishing System Pull Handle .................................8 8. Seacocks & Strainers .................. 6...... Water System........7 B.. Topside and Supplies ....... 7...............1 2..... 6........... 5..... 6.... Shore Power ............. Boat Storage ......1 2..... 8................................. 5.......... 7.......7 C............4 H............................... 8..... Service and Maintenance ..................4 I........................ Fuel Filter (Diesel)......................................6 Section 8 • reqUired inSpection........3 3.......... Battery(ies) .................... 8..... Fitting out After Storage ......................... 8............................ Fuel Filter Maintenance (Diesel) .......................5 D....................................................... Sea Water System ........ Sanitizing the Water System .................................... 7.... 8...... 6...... 8......... Seacock Lubrication ..................5 7............ 7.......4 11. Service and Maintenance Protocol . Head System .......... Useful Service Information .... Before and During Fueling Checklist:......... 8.... AC System .. Canvas Care and Maintenance.................3 A................ 7..4 D.. Miscellaneous .......... 6. Preparing to Depart and After Launching ........ 8.................. Shower System .4 C................................................ Carbon Monoxide Monitor ................5 C.......4 A.......... 6................ 7................... it is recommended that you run a gallon of clean water through the shower drain to clean out soap residue.. 8..... 7......................................5 6.............................9 10.............................4 5..4 10...................7 B. Fresh Water Wash Down Spigot .......................................9 A.4 4... Propeller Removal and Installation ........ 7..1 2.......... Water Heater .... Diesel Fuel System .....3 G. 5......... 7..............2 B..................................................... 7...... 6.................................................. 8...9 B.................4 B..3 B......4 C... 5.................. Water System ... Check the pump and float switch for obstructions and proper working order................... 7.................. 7.3 A. Engines ........... 7.......................... Diesel Engine Boats............3 E. Returning to Port .......5 Section 6 • electrical SYStem 2..........................8 B..........4 4.................... 7...........3 D................................................................7 C............. Horn ...............................3 3.......6 F.......................................... 8...... Battery Charger/Converter .... Winterizing the Water System .................... Shore Power Cords .2 4.............. 8............. Boarding the Boat* ..... Marine Electronic Cathodic Anti-Corrosion System 6....2 5.... 7....6 A.......... 4......5 B.......................................................................6 5....................... General: .. 7........................................................... 5.......................12 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers ...........................8 F..............11 E..................3 After using the shower....... Security Considerations ......9 9........3 iv 1........................ Securing the Boat ... 8...7 D..................2 C.3 7........ Bilge Area ........... 4.. 7...6 E.......... Head System ........................................5 4. 5..........5 13........3 A.... Winterization Checklist for Boats Stored on Land ...... Installation Tips ................................................ 5.... Propeller Selection ............. 8. Generator......... 7......... 7..... Fire Extinguisher Port ............................................................. 7. 7...........5 D.. Battery(ies) ..4 A........ Docking Lights ... Requirements for Operators ............... 6...................................... Shore Power ......4 C................4 9........................... 8... Electrolytic Corrosion and Zinc Anodes ........ 7.................................2 3.4 B... After Fueling Checklist: ................. Water System .................... 6..... 8. 7.. Quick Reference Checklist......................... Underwater Lights..................7 7................................................................................................................................ Static Electricity and the Fuel System ....................... 7..... 8... Ground Fault Interrupter Receptacle (GFI) .................................. Fuel Recommendations ......... Inspection......5 4. 7.....7 A.. Summary Guide for Inspection..............8 A................... While Underway . Vent Filter .... Fueling Precautions .......... 7... 6.................... 5..................... ...... Servicing the Main Distribution Panel ......3 B.... Fuel System ......... 8........10 C...... Fuses and Breakers. 8...2 A................ Service & maintenance Section 7 • optionS & acceSSories 1.................... 7..3 6......5 A............................... Macerator Discharge Pump with Seacock Interlock System ...............................3 8..... Automatic Fire Extinguisher System . Gray Water System ............. 12 Volt Accessory Receptacle ............. Main Shore Power Breaker Box ..... Holding Tank Operation .............. 6..... Ignition Protection .............. Gas Fuel System ....8 8.....9 Section 5 • fUel SYStem 1........................5 C........6 8........... 7...................................... 6.....................11 D... 5.. Transom Shower ...7 7........................5 12.......... 5................... 8.... Canvas .....3 B....... Battery Switch(es) ......................................... Air Conditioning & Heating............. 7.. Water Pump and Filter ...

............ Acrylic Plastic Sheeting (Plastic Glass) ........... Gasoline Fuel System .............. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts ..... If the Engine Does Not Start . 10..17 18..... Electrical Schematics.............................. Deck Layout ........... Helm............ Gasoline Fuel System ................2 A.... 9............ 9... Navigation and Anchor Lights ................................................. 13..... 10.................. Care for Bottom Paint ............ 11..... Load Capacity ...... 10.............. 11..... 12...2 2. Passenger Locations . 12............................ Bilge Layout . Teak .......... Bilge Layout .................. 11...16 14............... Diesel Fuel System (Optional) .... 9..............7 6..... 12............................................. Safety Label Locations ........ Interior Upholstery Fabric ................... 12...16 A............................ Passenger Locations ............ Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts .....3 11. 12.... Diesel Fuel System (Optional) ...... 10............ 12......................... Safety Label Locations ............ 8....... 12.......................................16 A........................1 4................. Cleats......11 8....................... Entertainment System . 10....6 5................9 7...... 9......................... Helm.... 9.......13 16....... 12.................................................12 14.......................... 12.................................................... 10...........8 6............8 6..............................16 14..... 10.10 9............. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances .......... 11..........18 21............10 10.....9 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 1...11 12...... 12.9 7......... 10..................13 17........3 4........8 6...... 10......... 9.....12 9.......... 11.... Paint Cleaning Agents and Other Substances............... DC to AC Inverter ..............................12 B....................... Deck Layout ...............13 10.......2 3..... Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts ....................12 13............. 10........... Water System .. Deck Layout ....................... Cabin Layout ..................12 9................. 12....... Safety Label Locations ................................ 13........ 11..................................16 17......13 12...18 18... Gasoline Fuel System . DC to AC Inverter ... 11... Engine Hatch ..15 13...........16 B............ 11..........................................10 11.....2 3...... 9. 11........... 10....2 3....7 5........ 12.. 12.... Helm.............................. Gauge & Switch Layout ............................... Passenger Locations .......................18 240 SUndancer® Specific information 1...... 12.......7 5........3 4.....................3 10...................... Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances .. Helm.......... Aft Facing Transom Seat ....... 11.................12 9...........15 13.......................................3 4........................................................ Cleats..... Canvas .......18 20. 10...........16 16....... Canvas .......... Fuel System ................................2 3............... Canvas and Clear Vinyl.... 12............................ Load Capacity .........11 8......... Canvas ........... 11.........1 3........... Water System ........................... 11.. Stains and Scratches .......................................... 12.......................9 8....................................... Deck Layout ....................... Safety Label Locations ..................... Load Capacity ........ Lighting ..................... 12............................................ 9......... Navigation and Anchor Lights ........... Fire Extinguishing System ................ 13................. Entertainment System .........13 10............................................. Engine Hatch ...Table of conTenTs F......... Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances . 13. Exterior Upholstery Fabric ...................14 7. 9.....13 12............................. 11.. Fiberglass and Gelcoat ............ Fuel System ... Gauge & Switch Layout ................2 2........................ Lighting ........................... 10................ 11.. Fire Extinguishing System .................. 10......... Salt Crystals ..........16 15................... 10. Diesel Fuel System (Optional) ..............3 280 SUndancer® Specific information 1....1 2... Water System .....12 15.17 17..................... 13............13 11.13 310 SUndancer® Specific information 260 SUndancer Specific information ® 1...... After Market Equipment Checklist .................... Fire Extinguishing System ...... 11. Cabin Layout ............... Maintenance Log .......................................... Topside Areas ............................. 11...... Electrical Schematics....... 12................................................. 12..........18 Section 9 • care & refiniShinG 1................................... Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts .... 11................. 8.....2 6.....3 4........... 9.............18 19............... 10.................................11 8..3 12........13 11.............18 19...............16 16........2 2....... 10...... Cabin Layout ..... 11...........2 7.........2 9. 13.......... 8............. Navigation and Anchor Lights ......... Stainless Steel and Alloy Fittings ...................... 12........ Passenger Locations ..16 B. Gauge & Switch Layout . Cleats............................... 9........... Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances .. Lighting ....16 15...2 8............ Permanently Moored or Docked Boats ................... Entertainment System ............................. 13............. 11........ 9...... Gauge and Switch Panels....................2 2. Electrical Schematics...............................8 7. 12............................... Bilge Layout ................................12 A....... Fuel System . 11.13 10............................2 B.................... 10.2 5.. Load Capacity ...... 13..................................7 5............... 11..................... 11................................................12 v ............................................................................ 12..............18 20.. 10.................... 9... 12............. 9...... Gauge & Switch Layout ......

....................16 A... Electrical Schematics........ Load Capacity . 15......... 14.15 vi Sea Ray Sport Cruisers .... Fuel System ....18 14............................ Entertainment System ......... Cabin Layout ........ Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ............................ 13.................................... 15......20 370 SUndancer® Specific information 1.............................2 3.............17 15..19 Sport crUiSer optionS & acceSSories Air Conditioning .......12 8..................... Lighting ...18 12.. 19........ Engine Hatch .................................. 14. Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts ........... Canvas .................. 15........1 Fire Extinguisher ............... Navigation and Anchor Lights .....VacuFlush 5000 Series ...............10 7....................... 13......... Cleats...................17 A...................... 14..........18 B......... 15.. 14................................. 16. 13......................................................... 23......... Fire Extinguishing System ................. 15.................................. Fire Extinguishing System . Deck Layout .....7 5. 13.....17 14............ Aft Facing Transom Seat .. 15...............21 21.....14 11................................................................................ 16............................18 A........... Bilge Layout ...............................18 A...... Cleats................................. Load Capacity ............................................................... 15...................8 6........ Cleats........Kenyon .........................1 Fridge Drawer ..........12 8................................................. Canvas ............... 14.....19 A......8 6...2 3................. 13...................19 B.....14 10........ 14...........20 A................. Gasoline Fuel System ...1 Grill ............ Safety Label Locations .1 Grill ....................21 330 SUndancer® Specific information 1............. 20............................ 14..Fireboy Xintex .14 10..........................13 11..........20 16.....18 11.......... 14....18 13.............. Fuel System ........ Gauge & Switch Layout .................. 22... Gauge & Switch Layout .....18 20.................... Lighting ......................19 15...............1 Fire Extinguisher .........16 15. Salon Entertainment Center (Option) ....................................13 11............................ 15..... 15. Diesel Fuel System (Optional) .......................................................................19 16.. 16.............9 7..Table of conTenTs 9... 17..... Diesel Fuel System (Optional) ............... Entertainment System ........19 17......... Fire Extinguishing System ............... Bilge Layout ...................... Entertainment System ... 16. 15.......................................................................... 16........ Canvas ....................................................... Safety Label Locations ......................... 15................. 16..............16 16.............18 16. 15.......18 21.....21 20.......................... 14.. Fuel System ................... Bilge Layout ... 25............. 16...... 14.......... 16................. General Layout .........................Ritchie .........20 18................16 B. 13.. Gauge & Switch Layout .... 16......... 16..... 14............................... Electrical Schematics..1 Head ...........3 4......................... 16..............................19 14................................... Diesel Fuel System (Optional) .................................. Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances .................. Passenger Locations ................... Fire Extinguishing System ... 14................. 16........ 14........................... Electrical Schematics..... 14...... 14.................................................. 15....19 18.....................................14 9.................Sea-Fire FM200 .................. Gasoline Fuel System ..14 9.............. 13....3 4...... 15.................................8 6..........Catalina Gas . 15........... 16....11 8..............2 2....................................... Navigation and Anchor Lights ............ Navigation and Anchor Lights ..............17 13......... 13.............. Passenger Locations . 13.................................................... 27............... Navigation and Anchor Lights ... 12 Volt Stereo....... General Layout ..17 B.......18 B.... Lighting .... Helm.......... 16....... 16............ 15... 16........................ Load Capacity .......... Canvas .. 13...............1 CO Monitor ........... 13.. Gasoline Fuel System .................2 3................18 17........ Salon Entertainment Center (Option) ....15 13...9 7............... 16. 13.......... Refrigerator ................... Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts .... 16....13 10.Isotherm . 15........ 15..13 10....... 14........................... 16................................. Safety Label Locations .....................1 Cook Top ................................................................. 16..................20 15........16 17... Water System .....1 350 SUndancer® Specific information 1.......................15 12...... Sport Spoiler Layout . Entertainment System .. Water System ...................... Basic Boat Dimensions and Clearances ..... 14.....7 5........... 24..................... 21...7 5.. Gasoline Fuel System ..Dometic Cruiseair .. Passenger Locations .................... Function and Location of Through-Hull Cutouts ........12 9.......... Cleats..3 4...........1 Compass ............................ 16............................... DC to AC Inverter . 15.2 2.........17 18............ Fuel System ...13 13...... 13...... Bilge Layout ....... Water System .......... Electrical Schematics...... 14...... 13.....Kenyon Electric ........... 16......................2 2....... Helm........................18 19..............WAECO......... Helm... 14............... Engine Hatch .....13 12........ Diesel Fuel System (Optional) .........Sea-Fire FE241 ... 13.............. 14............................ Water System ............. 14......................1 Fridge Drawer ...15 14............ DC to AC Inverter ..................13 12................................21 19.................... 16...... 18.......... 14.... 26...................

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Contact your dealer or the Boat/U. understand and use the information contained in this package. Get instruction in the safe and proper handling of your boat. What this manual does not give you is a course in boating safety.S. anchor. Contains service and maintenance information. Coast Guard Auxiliary U. viii Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . Describes the fundamentals of boat use. Learn how to navigate.InTroducTIon 1. sources of inforMaTion In North America. by Elbert S. Seamanship and Small Boat Handling. Describes the equipment on your boat. A book that provides a comprehensive background in boating is Chapman . Contact state boating authorities or any marine dealer for registration requirements. Register: You must register this boat in the state where it will be used most frequently.S. Understand and follow the “Rules of the Road”. Your responsibiliTies For your safety. or how to navigate. other boaters and people in the water. Foundation at: 1-800-336-2628 Outside of North America. the safety of your passengers. This Manual The material here and in the rest of the Owner’s Information Package: • • • • • Gives you basic safety information.S. contact your boat dealer and/or your governmental boating agency for assistance. contact one of the following for boating courses: • • • • • • U. Power Squadron Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons Red Cross State Boating Offices Yacht Club You must learn to safely operate this boat as well as read.Piloting. Describes the features of your boat. Operating a power boat safely requires more skills. many states require additional registration when an out-of-state boat is used within their boundaries. Maloney. knowledge. 3. or dock your boat. 2. and awareness than is necessary for a car or truck. published by Hearst Marine. you must: • • • • • Take a boating safety course.

The Sea Ray® Express Limited Warranty is on the warranty information sheet and in this manual.1) If you do not receive all of these materials. and is your boat’s most important identifying factor. (Fig. This number must be included in all correspondence and orders. Ix. WarranTies Your boat comes with several warranties. Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual for location of engine serial number and record it for future reference. your dealer is to give you: • A description and demonstration of the safety systems. A review of all warranty information and how to obtain warranty service. These are included with your Owner’s Manual Package. or have any questions. An orientation in the general operation of your boat. Dealer responsibiliTies In addition to a predelivery check and service of the boat. instruments and controls on your boat. Also of vital importance is the engine serial number and part number when writing about or ordering parts for your engine. HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER Sea Ray Sport Cruisers ix . An “In Service Check List” form completed by you and the dealer after your inspection of the boat. ix. Failure to include it creates delays. contact your dealer. 6. Please locate and read the individual warranties. features. starboard side of the gunwale.1) will be located either on the starboard side of the transom.InTroducTIon 4. Each component and/or system on your boat has its own warranty that will be found with the specific information and manual for that component. or on the aft. hull iDenTificaTion nuMber (hin) The “Hull Identification Number”. 5. The Owner Information Package. • • • • Hull IdenTIfIcaTIon number locaTIon (fIg.

2. The NMMA is an organization that represents the marine industry and assists manufacturers. Sea Ray® sells their products world wide and as such must conform to the various rules and regulations required by other countries. gives you the boat owner specific information concerning your craft.com (international customers please visit international.com and the appropriate customer service information will be provided to you. 9. Finally. turn to Section 1 • Safety. x Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . 8. We utilize all applicable ABYC standards in the construction of your Sea Ray® boat. refer to the section or manual for that component. Most notably. subsections 9 and 12 which explains in detail the CE plate and its importance. To find repair and parts facilities for the equipment installed on your boat. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) provides Sea Ray® with a third party certification. contact your Sea Ray® dealer. Give the dealer an opportunity to help the service department resolve the matter for you. com). service. parTs anD repair for Your boaT When your boat needs service. contact Sea Ray® via the internet at www. are the ISO standards in Europe which require the application of the Common European (CE) mark.searay. service and repair. repair yards and component suppliers in areas of legislation. WarranTY inforMaTion You will find information regarding the Sea Ray® warranty following the introduction. Discuss any warranty-related problems directly with the service manager of the dealership or your sales person. ManufacTurer’s cerTificaTion As a boat manufacturer. Sea Ray ® builds their products to guidelines established under the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971. marinas.searay. much like the NMMA certification here in the US.InTroducTIon 7. This mark. A warranty information card is also included in the owner information packet. marine business growth and state and federal government agency interaction. construction. If for some reason this information missing.searay. The Act is promulgated by the United States Coast Guard who has authority to enforce these laws on boat manufacturers that sell products in the United States. boat dealers. uses the well known Standards and Recommended Practices of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). Sea Ray® ensures that all of its products comply with these laws. The third party certification that Sea Ray® participates in. Sea Ray® Boats participates extensively in the American Boat and Yacht Council which is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes voluntary standards and recommended practices for boat and equipment design. To find a dealer in your area contact Sea Ray® via the internet at www. If a problem is not handled to your satisfaction: 1. environmental concerns. For more on this. If a problem arises that has not been resolved to your satisfaction by your dealer. take it to an authorized Sea Ray® dealer. parts or repair.

(c) laminate blisters resulting from defects in factory material or workmanship for five (5) years on a prorated basis. Sea Ray® covers: (a) structural fiberglass deck or hull defects which occur within five (5) years of the date of delivery. which is the controlling document. the cost of repair exceeds the value of the boat. Thank you for your decision to buy a Sea Ray®. or other equipment or accessories carrying their own individual warranties. The Sea Ray® Limited Warranty is subject to change at any time at Sea Ray’s discretion. LOSS OF TIME. The unexpired term of the limited warranty may be transferred to a subsequent owner upon the new owner’s request..com website or through a local authorized Sea Ray Dealer where processing fees may be applied. you did not receive a copy of the Limited Warranty. A copy of the Limited Warranty was included in your owner’s manual package. (b) parts founds to be defective in factory material or workmanship within one (1) year of the date of delivery. nor does the Limited Warranty cover engines. The Limited Warranty does not cover cosmetic gel coat finish. via the searay. or otherwise previously excluded from warranty. controls. The information contained herein is general information about the Limited Warranty for the owner’s general knowledge. stern drives. batteries.. The Limited Warranty does not cover engines. propellers. The foregoing is the sole and exclusive remedy provided by Sea Ray®. Under the Limited Warranty. neglected. If for any reason. This is a summary of several provisions of the Limited Warranty. COMMERCIAL LOSS OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. but does not alter or amend the terms of the Limited Warranty.e. or other expenses. Sea Ray®’s obligation under the Limited Warranty is limited to repair or replacement of parts that are judged defective by Sea Ray® and does not include transportation. please contact your local dealer for a replacement copy. haul out. SEA RAY® EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. The new owner can submit this request.® abouT Your lImITed WarranTY Sea Ray® offers an express Limited Warranty on each new Sea Ray® purchased through an authorized Sea Ray® dealer. parts or accessories not installed by Sea Ray®. Boats used for commercial purpose are excluded from coverage. Please read the Limited Warranty. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers xi . i. INCONVENIENCE. trailers. NEITHER SEA RAY® NOR THE SELLING DEALER SHALL HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OF USE OF THE BOAT. free of charge. See the Sea Ray® Limited Warranty for other exclusions. Sea Ray reserves the right to reject any warranty transfer request for a boat that has been damaged. except this limited warranty will not transfer to any subsequent owner of a boat which has been salvaged or resold after declaration of a total loss or a constructive total loss.

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Although every effort is made to address the numerous issues regarding the safe usage of your boat. but is not hazard related. Have the boat inspected by a qualified mechanic or dealer. ! CAUTION • CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which could result in minor injury. and Reducing speed when there is limited visibility. DANGER DANGER - Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death if the warning is ignored. Call the Boat U. at least annually. Being aware of your passengers’ safety at all times. Pleasurable boating. in aDDiTion: • • • Maintain your boat and its safety and other systems as recommended in this manual. safeTY/Warning references explanaTion of safeTY/Warning references The most important aspect of boating is safety. you must: • Take a Coast Guard. U. Foundation at 1-800-336-2628 for information on available courses. etc. boats. These precautions are not all-inclusive.1 . it is strongly recommended that you avail yourself to the training and knowledge available through boating safety courses. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 1. product or property damage if the warning is ignored. 1.Section 1 • Safety safe boaTing Means: • • • • Knowing the limitations of your boat. NOTICE Information which is important to proper operation or maintenance. ! Boating in beautiful weather and calm water conditions can be a wonderful experience. To obtain these skills. or structures.S. rough water. Keeping a sharp lookout for people and objects in the water. Learn to recognize the degree of precaution and understand the explanations of safety prior to reading this manual. Not boating in water or weather conditions that are beyond the boat’s or the operator’s capability. Ensure that the Coast Guard required safety equipment is on board and functions. Power Squadron or equivalent boating safety course.S. ! WARNING WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which MAY result in severe personal injury or death if the warning is ignored. Following the Rules of the Road. however. Always use common sense in the operation of your boat. Get hands-on training on how to operate your boat properly. • • • safeTY precauTions The precautions below appear throughout this manual and must be observed when operating or servicing your boat. requires considerably greater skills than operating a land vehicle. Never boating when the operator is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. nearby people in the water.

S. (For a boat 26' to less than 40' [7. 1. in serviceable condition and not expired. ! CAUTION CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which could result in minor injury. the second fire extinguisher may be located in the cockpit area. Visual Distress Signals: If you operate your boat in coastal waters or on the Great Lakes.Section 1 • Safety safeTY Warning labels Mounted at key location throughout your boat are warning labels which advise the owner/operator of imperative safety precautions to follow when operating and / or servicing equipment. Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s): One Coast Guard approved Type I.S. Coast Guard requires one (1) Type B-1 fire extinguisher be on board. product or property damage if the warning is ignored. • • Do not remove or obstruct any safety label. 2. you must have visual distress signals for day and night use on board. (see page 1. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) recommends that you have one (1) Type B-1 ABC fire extinguishers on board. legallY ManDaTeD MiniMuM requireD equipMenT Consult your national boating law enforcement agency.5 for a description of these PFD classifications). near the cockpit door. One throwable Type IV device is also required to be on board. Horn: You must have on board some means of making a loud sound signal. the U. Replace any label which becomes illegible. The following equipment is the minimum required by the U. One is to be located at the helm station and the other in the cabin. NOTICE Information which is important to proper operation or maintenance.S. Always wear a PFD when boating. at the helm station and in the galley. be readily accessible.9 meters to less than 12 meters] in length) If no fixed fire extinguishing system is installed in the engine and generator spaces. The example below indicate the level of hazard by color and explanation. Coast Guard approved pyrotechnic devices marked with date showing service life must be carried. Coast Guard.S. whistle or horn.2 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . Whistle. Other: Your Sea Ray® is equipped with the required navigation lights. A Type V device is acceptable if worn for approved use. Coast Guard requires two (2) Type B-1 or one (1) Type B-2 fire extinguisher be on board. Replacement safety labels can be obtained by calling your dealer. On boats with no enclosed cabin. ! WARNING WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which MAY result in severe personal injury or death if the warning is ignored. for example. ! DANGER DANGER - Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death if the warning is ignored. the U. Fire Extinguisher - Portable: (For a boat less than 26' [7. II or III device is mandatory for each person aboard. Store pyrotechnic signals in a well-marked waterproof container in a dry location.9 meters] in length) If no fixed fire extinguishing system is installed in the engine and generator spaces. At least three (3) U. but is not hazard related. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) recommends that you have two (2) Type B-1 ABC fire extinguishers on board. engine exhaust and ventilation systems. Located outside the engine compartment.

! DANGER Sleeping on boat requires an operating Carbon Monoxide detection system in each sleeping location. This gives the compartment long enough for hot metals and fuels to cool.4 shows examples of a boat operating in conditions that can lead to high concentrations of carbon monoxide gas. You will get wet and/or cold. generators. Do not breathe fumes or vapors caused by the fire. THIS WOULD FEED OXYGEN TO THE FIRE AND THE FIRE COULD RESTART. it is unlikely to be noticed until a person is overcome. colorless and tasteless. Because carbon monoxide gas (CO) is odorless. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND EXTINGUISH ALL SMOKING MATERIALS. generator or burning any fuel when boat is anchored. (Fig. Dangerous concentrations of carbon monoxide will be present if: • • • the engine and/or generator exhaust systems leak. fire exTinguishing sYsTeM Your boat may be equipped with either a fire extinguisher discharge port or an automatic fire extinguishing system. carbon MonoxiDe Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are dizziness. I F A D I S C H A R G E O F T H E AU TO M AT I C FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM OCCURS.1. and other equipment and appliances using burning fuel contain carbon monoxide.Section 1 • Safety 3. IF A FIRE IS SUSPECTED. ! DANGER Fumes from engine. IMMEDIATELY SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE. when running engine. anchored. P OW E R E D V E N T I L AT I O N . and/or fumes move from the rear of the boat into the cockpit and cabin area. DISCHARGE PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER THROUGH THE DISCHARGE PORT. nausea and unconsciousness. Have portable extinguishers at hand and ready to use in case the fire reignites. Wait at least fifteen (15) minutes before opening the engine compartment. and hatches to let fresh air circulate. ears ringing. Open all doors. E L E C T R I C A L SYSTEMS AND EXTINGUISH ALL SMOKING MATERIALS. Carbon Monoxide can kill you. or using burning fuel applications: • Be sure to have sufficient ventilation when using canvas or window-type side curtains when underway. moored or docked.1) To minimize the danger of CO accumulation when the engine is running. curtains.4. IF THERE IS A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT DO NOT OPEN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. moored or docked. windows.3 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . ! DANGER Even in rainy cold weather ventilation must be maintained to avoid Carbon Monoxide poisoning. IMMEDIATELY SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE. Page 1. insufficient fresh air is circulating where people are present. headaches. POWERED VENTILATION. 4. 1.

examples of HoW HIgH levels of carbon monoxIde maY accumulaTe (fIg. Do not use such devices where there is no noticeable air movement. IllusTraTIon #a OPERATING ENGINE AND/OR GENERATOR IN CONFINED SPACES.4 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . then relapses because organs are damaged by lack of oxygen.4. IllusTraTIon #e WINDS BLOWING EXHAUST TOWARD BOAT OCCUPANTS. 1. such as charcoal.1) BLOCKING HULL EXHAUSTS. Operate all burning fuel appliances. Seek immediate medical attention. propane. A victim often revives. IllusTraTIon #b OPERATING WITH THE BOW HIGH. Inspect the exhaust system regularly. LPG. OPERATING AT SLOW SPEED OR DEAD IN THE WATER. GOOD VENTILATION. CNG or alcohol cooking devices in areas where fresh air can circulate. IllusTraTIon #d USING CANVAS CURTAINS. When there is a buildup of CO. when anchored. The CO monitor is an electronic instrument that detects CO. (CO) monitor mounted inside the boat. moored or docked. • • If CO poisoning is suspected. the monitor will alert the occupants by flashing DANGER light and alarm. It is extremely important that you become totally familiar with your CO monitor and its functions. operate with the forward hatch open. The CO monitor is wired through a breaker on the Main Distribution Panel (MDP). carbon MonoxiDe MoniTor Your boat may come with a carbon monoxide. Read and understand the CO monitor information and operating instructions located in your Owner's Manual Package. especially in the cabin. Do not idle engine without moving boat for more than 15 minutes at a time.Section 1 • Safety • • If a convertible top is installed. IllusTraTIon #c IllusTraTIon #f 1. have the victim breath fresh air deeply.

Flotation Aid (Type III) – vest is designed so conscious wearers can turn face up. Boats must also have at least one throwable device (Type IV). 1. (Fig. A throwable device must also be right at hand and ready to toss. pfD classificaTions (Fig. float coats. (Fig.5. (Fig.5. The law requires that PFDs must be readily accessible. particularly in cold or rough conditions.3). “Readily accessible” means removed from storage bags and unbuckled. 1. 1.1) Off-Shore Life Jacket (Type I) – most buoyant.1).5.5. 1. often designed for comfort while engaged in sports such as skiing.5.5). Boat operators are required to carr y one wearable personal flotation device (Type I.2) (Fig.5.S.3) Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 1. it is designed to turn an unconscious person face up. 1.5) (Fig. The operator is responsible for instructing everyone aboard on the location and use of PFDs. 1. Special-Use Devices (Type V)– sailboat harnesses. II. Children and nonswimmers must wear PFDs at all times when aboard. and hybrid vests which have minimum inherent buoyancy and an inflatable chamber.5.5 . used in calm.Section 1 • Safety 5. 1. Children require special attention in the use of PFDs. white-water vests. ensure that there is an attached tag indicating they are approved by the U. ring buoys and buoyant cushions are designed to be grasped.4) Throwable Devices (Type IV)– horseshoe buoys. children and nonswimmers must wear PFDs at all times when aboard. if not worn. but the turning action is not as pronounced.4). It is common sense to have everyone on board wearing PFDs. (Fig.5. Test PFD buoyancy at least once a year. Near-Shore Life Vest (Type II)– “keyhole” vest with flotation-filled head and neck support is also designed to turn a person face up. hypothermia. The buoyancy provided by a personal flotation device (PFD) will allow the person who has fallen overboard to remain afloat with far less effort and heat loss. 1. inland waters or where quick rescue is likely. All passengers and crew should wear them. (Fig 1. or both. 1. Size PFDs for the wearer.2). extending survival time necessary to find and retrieve them. used in all types of waters where rescue may be slow. Before purchasing PFDs. lifesaving equipMenT Even strong swimmers can tire quickly in the water and drown due to exhaustion.5. not worn. (Fig.5. (Fig. Coast Guard or by your national boating law enforcement agency. But. A loose PFD is often useless in an emergency. III or V) for every person on board.

If you turn too quickly. ! WARNING Distribute passengers and gear as uniformly as possible from front to rear and left to right.Assorted screwdrivers (Phillips and flat blade) . no traffic signs or lights. The operator must always be alert to approaching boats (from the rear. The manufacturer’s load rating is the maximum allowed under calm conditions. if you intend to boat at night Sunscreen Tool kit: . recoMMenDeD equipMenT for safe operaTion In addition to legally mandated equipment.S. to name a few. Boat hook Charts of your intended cruising area Compass Emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) Extra propeller(s) Fenders First aid kit GPS or Loran position locating devices Lubricating oil Manual bilge pump Manuals for engine and accessories Marine VHF radio with weather channels Moisture repellent Mooring lines Spare keys Spare parts kit (spark plugs. as well as those ahead).Section 1 • Safety 6.Pliers (regular.Utility Knife . open-end. right and behind the boat. allen. Reduce boat loading if weather. Ask your boat dealer or marine supply store for recommendations) Batteries for flashlights and portable electronic devices.Hammer . Your passengers are relying on you to operate and maneuver the boat safely so that they are not in danger of going overboard. your Sea Ray Sport Cruisers • • • . and boats have no turn signals. hatches and windows in rough weather. increase or decrease speed abruptly. chain and line. Standard) .6 Visual distress signals for day and night . and other navigational hazards such as rocks. the following items are recommended for safe boating.Socket set (metric or U. MainTain conTrol On the water there are no marked traffic lanes. 8. fuses. • Anchors. and tongue & groove) use (required in some areas. (the anchors must be properly sized for your boat. hose clamps and ask your dealer to recommend other parts) Spotlight. Stability is substantially reduced by loose fluids or weight within the hull. Any increase from the recommended load capacities will put your boat in jeopardy of capsizing. dangerous currents. sand bars. The boat operator must keep his or her attention focused not only on what’s ahead but what’s on the left.Wrenches (box.Electrical tape and duct tape . right and left sides. consult local regulations) • Waterproof flashlight(s) 7. vise-grip. Keep bilge area as dry as possible. swamping and/or sinking. water or other conditions are adverse. partially submerged debris. adjustable) • 1. and close all openings. sTabiliTY Your boat was manufactured to specific stability and flotation standards for the capacity shown on the certification plate. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • in aDDiTion: • • Stability may be substantially reduced if equipment is added above the deck. There can be people in the water.

Modify speed in keeping with weather. Above idle speed. The type of capacity plate will vary dependant upon the local governing authority. Nearby boats face similar risks in avoiding a collision with you. Reduce speed. D. located near the helm indicates maximum weight and number of persons your boat can handle under calm sea conditions. C. • The number of seats does not indicate how many people a boat can carry in poor weather and rough water. (7. Recognize your limitations and the boat’s limitations. or - in congested waterways. 9.9 meters). You are responsible for damage caused by your wake. and turn on navigation lights when: - visibility is impaired. If they place themselves or the boat in danger. time of day or high bow angle you must slow down so that you have sufficient time to react if an emergency occurs. A. immediately correct them. - in rough water. loaD capaciTY If present the capacity information plate. Watch your wake. The number of people on board must be reduced if you go out in poor weather and rough water. Canada – Transport Canada only provides specific numbers for passenger capacity or cargo weight for recreational vessels up to 6 meters (19. Do not exceed the load capacities stated. The number of people on board must be reduced if you go out in poor weather and rough water. • • • Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 1. • • • • general consiDeraTions: • Know how your boat handles under different conditions. Instruct passengers on location and use of safety equipment and procedures. Always operate the boat at speeds that will not put people or property in danger. B. all passengers must be seated in the seats provided. Use common sense and sound judgment when placing equipment and/or passengers in your boat. • You are responsible for passenger’s actions. Australia – The Australian Transport Council provides specific numbers for passenger capacity and cargo weight for all recreational vessels.7 . ! WARNING Death or serious injury can result if you fail to observe these safety rules: • Anyone who controls the boat must have taken a boating safety course and have trained in the proper operation of the boat. Instruct passengers on the fundamentals of operating your boat in case you are unable to do so. sea and traffic conditions. use a lookout to identify possible hazards or difficulties. Be constantly aware of conditions in all directions when underway and before turning.Section 1 • Safety passengers are at risk of being thrown overboard or thrown about the boat. When visibility becomes impaired because of weather. European Union – CE regulations provide specific information for passenger capacity and cargo weight for all recreational vessels. United States – The United States Coast Guard only provides specific numbers for passenger capacity or cargo weight for recreational vessels up to 26'.7'). It can capsize a small boat or damage moored boats or other property.

Certain modifications to your boat will result in cancellation of your warranty protection. propellers Your Sea Ray® has been equipped with a propeller which our tests have shown to be the best suited for general use with our engine under normal conditions and load.5 feet) Boat use is limited to small lakes. It is only the most experienced operators and crew that may be able to operate a boat safely under these conditions. C. rivers and canals. under no circumstances use a propeller which allows the engine to operate at higher than recommended RPM. but not for extended ocean voyages. Do not take chances! 13. The wind speed and wave height specified as the upper limit for your category of boat does not mean that you or your passengers can survive if your boat is exposed to these conditions. or listen to the Nation Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather reports for the latest weather conditions or any impending deterioration of the weather before setting out and while underway. WeaTher ! DANGER DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOAT IN SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR GET TO SHORE BEFORE THE WEATHER TURNS BAD 12. Inshore Maximum wind speed: 27 knots (31 mph) Maximum wave height: 2 meters (6. lakes and rivers. have an experienced marine technician perform a safety inspection and handling test before operating your boat again. Bad weather and/or rough sea or water conditions can cause an unsafe situation. Refer to the Specific Information for your boat 11. Installing a different engine or other accessories may cause unwanted handling characteristics.5 meters (1. If you change to a different propeller pitch.5 feet) Boat use is limited to coastal waters.Section 1 • Safety 10. but those that are chipped. Most Sea Ray® Sport Cruisers are Design Category B. Consult local weather information. excessive pitting and any distortions that alter them from their original design. bent or merely out of shape can be reconditioned by your marine dealer. You must always be aware of weather conditions and head for port or protected waters in sufficient time to avoid being caught in high winds and rough water. Offshore Maximum wind speed: 40 knots (46 mph) Maximum wave height: 4 meters (13 feet) Boat can be used offshore. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . Badly damaged propellers should be replaced. D. Always check with your dealer before making any modifications to your boat. Ocean Wind speed: above 40 knots (46 mph) Wave height: above 4 meters (13 feet) Boat may be used for extended ocean voyages. It is advisable to carry an extra propeller aboard in case you damage the one in use. large bays. poWer capaciTY Your boat’s engine and accessories were selected to provide optimum performance and service. Sheltered waters Maximum speed: 15 knots (18 mph) Maximum wave height: 0. Design caTegories There are four design categories of boats based upon their ability to withstand wind and sea or water conditions: A.8 Getting caught in severe weather is hazardous. estuaries. propellers should be free of nicks. To maintain rated power. Do not change the pitch of your propeller without getting your dealer’s recommendations first. B. Should you choose to install a different engine or to add accessories that will affect the boat’s running trim. (Your engine manual specifies the maximum recommended RPM). 1.

and being aware of the tide times where appropriate.9 . using the knowledge and guidance of experienced boaters. get back into the boat and remain there until the storm passes. • • ! WARNING Shut engine off if an object is struck or if you run aground. Use hand pump if bilge pumps don’t remove water. If a storm hits.Section 1 • Safety The following are a few basic weather-related rules: • • Check the weather forecast and the water conditions before leaving and while underway. and others. Have everyone wear a personal flotation device. A float plan describes your intended cruising course and itinerary. Coast Guard. have everyone sit in the cabin or on the cockpit deck in the boat. proceed very slowly and have someone watch for hazards. You must know where the hazards are and avoid them. This means having and using the NOAA charts for coastal waters. shallow water. If a lightning storm approaches. Check for hull leaks and drive line damage. A sudden change in wind direction or speed or an increase in wave height indicates deteriorating weather. observing and understanding all navigational aids. Lightning seeks ground when it strikes. If caught swimming during a storm. you must chart a course. consult your dealer for installation of a lightning rod. set a safe course. boat very slowly and post a lookout. unnavigable conditions such as dangerous currents. so they can give the information to a national boat agency. all attached wiring. have passengers go inside the cabin and remain there until the storm passes. If you cannot return to shore. Boat very slowly. like the U. If you encounter fog. 13. boat description. • Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 1. If caught in a storm. In uncharted waters. Depending upon the likelihood of your being in a lightning storm. Head the bow into the wind with enough power to maintain slow headway. The best protection is a properly grounded lightning rod placed high enough over the deck to provide a protective umbrella over the hull. immediately seek a safe harbor. • • • • To avoid boating in unsafe areas where there are underwater obstructions. in the event you fail to return. stay clear of the lightning rod. Stay out of the water during a lightning storm. Let others know where you are going. slow down and alert other boats of your presence with a sound signal.S. If a storm approaches. Give the float plan to a friend or relative. charT Your course ! WARNING Hitting an object in or under the water or boating in dangerous currents can cause serious injury or death to boat occupants. and all metal parts of the boat. and your expected time and date of return. if you must proceed with a damaged drive line. before restarting engines. determine your position. If you are in an unfamiliar area without knowledge of the hazards. the safest action is to dock and disembark.

Never permit use of the transom or swim platform while engines are running.). Death or serious injury can result from improper boat operation. waves and sun. The skier is to control the boat through hand signals. or engaging in water skiing activity. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 15. Stop – Raise arm with palm vertical and facing forward. or a boat with an engine running. OK – Raise arm and form a circle with thumb and index finger. Always stay away from areas designated for swimming or diving. (Fig. quickly impairing your ability to react properly and promptly in an emergency. close and lock transom door and do not permit anyone to use boarding ladder or swim platform. Learn the signals to communicate with a skier. WaTer sporTs ! WARNING Your boat can kill or injure persons in the water. This single factor is involved in more marine accidents and deaths than any other. Never drive the boat directly behind a water skier. Never back up to anyone in the water. Many localities prohibit swimming from boats except in designated areas. Slow Down – Thumb pointed down or palm down. Skier in Water – Extend one ski vertically out of water. The detrimental effects of alcohol and drugs are increased by the wind. Turn off engines when taking swimmers or skiers aboard or when they are entering the water. Cut Motor – Draw finger across throat. move hand up and down. When engine is running.Section 1 • Safety 14. circle with index finger extended. At 22 knots (25 m. You may never ski behind your Sea Ray® Sport cruiser. ! WARNING Drugs and/or alcohol impair the operator's ability to control the boat safely. Make sure boat’s engines are turned off before allowing people to swim anywhere near your boat. it takes only 5 seconds to overtake a fallen skier who was 60 meters (200 feet) in front. • • 1. iMpaireD operaTion Drugs and/or alcohol will prevent you from operating your boat safely. Turn Right – Extend arm out from body to the right. Shut the engine OFF and remove the key from the ignition switch so that no one can accidentally start the engine while swimmers are nearby. however it is advised that you become familiar with water skiing safety and hand signals as you will most likely. Recognize markers used for such areas.10 . • • a. Slow down and look for swimmers or skiers when cruising in an area where there might be persons in the water. move hand up and down.1) • • Anyone who water skis must know how to swim. skiing ! WARNING Skiers must wear an approved PFD. Turn – Arm raised. Unless you are towing a skier. Faster – Thumb pointed up or palm up.11.p. Back to Dock – Pat top of head. find yourself in the vicinity of. sWiMMing • • • Do not permit anyone to swim from a moving boat. Keep a downed skier in sight and on the operator’s side of the boat when approaching the skier. 1.h. on occasion. stay away from water ski areas. b.

11. OK After a Fall – Clasp hands together overhead. OR GO FASTER OR GO SLOWER OK AFTER FALL SKIER IN WATER CUT MOTOR BACK TO DOCK c. At least two people on board your boat should be CPR certified. MeDical eMergencY You may be far from professional medical help when you are boating.1) 16.2) RED WHITE BLUE WHITE SPORT DIVER’S FLAG CODE ALPHA FLAG Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 1. We hope that you are never involved in an emergency situation. Equip your boat with a first aid kit. 1. and should have taken a first aid course. Do not water ski in congested areas. a. in general When engaged in water sports. Water rescue consists of three steps: returning to the victim. 1. Keep the boat and skier away from navigation markers. in order to protect the lives in your care. skIIng sIgnals (fIg. it can backlash into cockpit.11. TURN TURN RIGHT TURN LEFT STOP NOTICE All boaters have a legal obligation to help other boaters who are in distress. Sport Diver’s Flag – Red flag with diagonal white stripe marks a diver in the water.1. eMergencY siTuaTions Prevention is the safest approach. Stay well clear of other boats and skiers. (Fig. (Fig. as long as rendering assistance does not endanger you.Section 1 • Safety Turn Left – Extend arm out from body to the left.11. it is imperative that you know how to react. Code Alpha Flag – Blue and white pennant designates boat being used in dive operations. your passengers or your boat. b. • If the skier suddenly releases the tow rope.2). WaTer rescue A person who has fallen overboard will die from hypothermia in water temperatures below 70°F if not rescued quickly. and getting the victim back on board. be safe and courteous to others sharing the water: • • • • Be considerate to fishermen.11. Keep at least 30 meters (100 feet) away.2). Spotters who are watching the skier must be aware of this fact and be prepared to deflect the rope by hand to avoid injury.11 . Diving • Recognize and respect diving flags. If you are involved in an emergency situation. making contact with the victim.1. dIvers flags (fIg.

It will serve as another marker. shut off blowers. Boats will burn quickly. Handle the victim with care. Keep the victim constantly in sight. A small fire can be extinguished quickly with the right size and type of fire extinguisher. empty the contents of fire extinguishers at the base of the fire. If the fire is in the engine compartment and you have an automatic extinguisher for the engine.12 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . Hang on. direct the best available light source at the person. or climb on the boat and signal for help. The person should normally be brought in over the stern. a rescuer should put on a PFD with a safety line attached to the boat and enter the water to assist the victim. Put on PFDs. Prepare to abandon ship. if possible. Assist the person in boarding the boat. Account for all who were on board. Have everyone put on PFD. If the fire cannot be extinguished within a few minutes. Have a portable extinguisher ready in case the fire flares up. At night.Section 1 • Safety reTurning To The vicTiM • • Immediately make everyone aware of the incident and keep the victim in sight. abandon the boat. When almost alongside. flooDing. Try to approach heading into the wind or into the waves. wait 15 minutes before opening the compartment. Slow the boat and keep pointing toward the person overboard. Throw a life preserver.it is further away than it looks and you can tire and drown. c. If the boat is floating stay with the boat. If the fire is accessible. before leaving the boat. or by throwing a life preserver. Grab distress signals and survival gear. generators and blowers. engines and generators. Signal for help.” geTTing back aboarD • Try to reach the victim with a pole. fire Fire is a serious boating hazard. Throw bur ning mater ials overboard. If the person is injured or cannot get into the boat. stop the engine in gear to prevent propeller “windmilling. • • • D. Spinal injuries may have occurred. swamping or capsizing: • • • • • Try to shut off engines. even if the person is wearing a PFD. sWaMping anD capsizing In the event of flooding. except as a last resort. Only as a last resort should you attempt to swim to shore . Do not swim to rescue the victim. • • 1. Have fire extinguishers handy. • • • • Extinguish smoking materials. • Making conTacT • • • • Stop or slow the boat and circle toward the victim. Do not remain on board and fight a fire for more than a few minutes. stoves.

mud. Contact a state enforcement agency or the nearest Coast Guard office. Signal for help. If you are boating outside of U.S. propulsion.S. See the proper manuals for assistance in troubleshooting the engine. grounDing In the event of running aground: • Check for leaks. propulsion and steering systems. You must take a boating safety course. you are required to file an accident report. steering and engine controls. Put out the anchor to prevent drifting. operate the manual bilge pump if the powered bilge pumps can’t handle the water flow. If equipped. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 1.S. safeTY hoT lines The safety information in the preceding pages gives only the general areas of concern for boating safety. Stay with the boat. such as the Coast Guard or a salvage company. conTrol or sTeering failure If the drive train fails. Coast Guard offers many pamphlets on safety and other information not covered in this book. • • U. Determine the water depth all around the boat. ask your marine dealer for information on how to contact the national boating law enforcement agency. rocks. consult the nation you are visiting for accident reporting requirements. exhaustive. waters. it should be done from the outside. signal for help.). • • Do not attempt to have your boat towed by other than a trained and competent service. Have everyone put on PFDs. In the event of a collision. Contact your local Coast Guard unit or call the toll-free safety hot lines below for information. Account for everyone on board and check for injuries. the boat should be moved away from hard obstructions and toward open water with soft ground. • • • In other countries. • • • • • • • • 17.Section 1 • Safety e. or controls or steering do not respond properly at all: • • • Shut off engine. stop the intake of water before attempting to get the boat free.13 . collisions anD leaking In the event of collision and leaking: • Slow down or stop to reduce water intake. unless maintaining speed will keep the hole above water. and the type of bottom (sand. Inspect for damage to the hull. Coast Guard 1-800-368-5647 Canadian Coast Guard 1-800-267-6687 f. Recreational craft are not designed to tow other recreational craft. or if conditions are adverse. If it can be done without exposing persons to risk of injury. wind and current will drive the boat harder aground or will help to free it. If water is coming in. Determine whether or not you can repair the problem yourself. Switch on bilge pumps. and get hands-on instruction in the proper and safe operation of your boat from experienced persons before cruising. g. It is not intended to be. Determine if the tide. nor can it be. If you are not sure you can fix the problem. If a leak patch is attempted. The U. etc.

Even if there are no laws. or other means must be used to avoid fine. 1. If there is much fuel or oil in the bilge. especially used motor oil • Cooking fuels • Cleaners.13: b. and cooking fuel exhaust fumes. Be especially careful in confined areas such as channels or marinas. generator. in closed position. Help protect your waters. Close and disable flow-through waste systems to prevent discharge in such areas. a. • Wash areas thoroughly with soap and water after handling the substances above. fuel anD oil spillage Regulations prohibit discharging fuel or oily waste in navigable waters. ! WARNING SPEED HAZARD - Watch your wake. or causes a sludge or emulsion beneath the water surface. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . excessive noise Many areas regulate noise limits. environMenTal consiDeraTions The following warning is offered for boats sold in the State of California in accordance with California Health & Safety Code §§ 25249.Section 1 • Safety 18. Regulations prohibit disposal of plastic anywhere in the marine environment and restrict other garbage disposal within specified distances from shore. WasTe Disposal • Many areas prohibit overboard sewer discharge. Wake / Wash Power boat wakes can endanger people and vessels. contact a knowledgeable marine service to remove it. • It is illegal for any vessel to dump plastic trash anywhere in the ocean or navigable waters of the United States. Such material can damage the waste disposal system and the environment. paper towels or sanitary napkins in head. then dispose of it properly ashore. EXAMPLES INCLUDE: • Engine and generator exhaust • Engine and generator fuel. and other liquids such as coolants and oil. ! CAUTION FOR BOATS WITH VACUFLUSH® HEADS ONLY Do not place facial tissues.5-. Never pump contaminated bilge discharge overboard. sheen or discoloration on the water surface. Fill tank(s) less than rated capacity. TO AVOID HARM: • Keep away from engine. Allow for fuel expansion. and substances used for vessel repair • Waste materials that result from wear of vessel components • Lead from battery terminals and from other sources such as ballast or fishing sinkers • NOTICE • There is a possibility of being fined for having an operable direct overboard discharge of waste in some waters. c. courtesy demands that boats operate quietly. It might capsize a small craft. ! WARNING A wide variety of components used on this vessel contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm. Use rags or sponges to soak up fuel or oily waste. paints. Each power boat operator is responsible for injury or damage caused by the boat’s wake.14 D. Bag all refuse until it can be disposed of ashore. Removing seacock handle. Discharge is defined as any action which causes a film. A common violation is bilge discharge. Observe “no wake” warnings. You are responsible for damage caused by your wake.

the vessel and its systems may have been constructed in accordance with standards and specifications published by various international authorities such as: • • • Construction Standards for Small Vessels Canada Recreational Craft Directive and applicable ISO Standards . 19.15 . Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 1. Be alert for NO WAKE markers.European Union AS/NZ 3004 Electrical Installations .Section 1 • Safety ! CAUTION Reduce speed in congested waterways. inTernaTional requireMenTs Depending on your boat's original destination.Australia/ New Zealand Further information concerning these requirements may be obtained from your local dealer.

Windward – toward the direction from which the wind is blowing. Headroom – vertical distance between the deck and cabin or canopy top. Also. Fathom – six feet. used as guides for mooring or anchor lines. Cleat – deck fitting with arms or horns on which lines may be made fast. Deck – upper structure which covers the hull between gunwales. Stringer – longitudinal members fastened inside the hull for additional structural strength. Chine – meeting juncture of side and bottom of boat. Bulkhead – vertical partition in a boat. Keel – the major longitudinal member of a hull. Port – term designating left side of the boat.16 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . life preserver. Scupper – hole permitting water to drain overboard from deck or cockpit. Knot – unit of speed in nautical miles per hour. Draft – depth of water required to float boat and its propulsion system. Cockpit – an open space from which a boat is operated. Hull – the basic part of a boat that provides buoyancy to float the weight of the craft and its load. anchor lines. Bow Eye – bolt with looped head mounted on extreme forward part of bow. Sheer – curve or sweep of the deck as viewed from the side. Gunwale (pronounced gun’l) – meeting juncture of hull and deck. Freeboard – height of exposed hull from water line to deck. Bow – the fore part of a boat. Abeam – object 90 degrees to center line on either side of boat. a wedge to stop wheels from rolling. Aft – toward the rear or stern of the boat. Transom – transverse part of stern. Head – toilet or toilet area in a boat. Chock – deck fitting. Rudder – movable fixture at the stern used for steering. etc. Snub – to check or tighten a line suddenly. Fenders – rope or plastic pieces hung over the side to protect the hull from chafing. nauTical TerMs Abaft – a point on a boat that is aft of another. the lowest external portion of a boat. Lee – the side that is sheltered from the wind. 1. Wake – disturbed water that a boat leaves behind as a result of forward motion.Section 1 • Safety 20. Beam – the width of a boat. Stern drive – outboard unit of an inboard/outboard (I/O) engine installation. Ground tackle – general term referring to anchors. Hatch – an opening in deck to provide access below. Starboard – term designating right side of the boat Stern – the aft end of a boat. PFD – Personal Flotation Device. Helm – steering console.

17 .Section 1 • Safety 21. GENERAL DIESEL FUEL FUEL LEVEL FUEL FILTER LEADED FUEL UNLEADED FUEL BILGE BLOWER BILGE PUMP OIL ELAPSED TIME LIGHT INTERIOR LIGHT RUNNING LIGHTS UNDER POWER ANCHOR LIGHT FRESH WATER BASED COOLANT WASTE WATER/SEWAGE WINDSHIELD WIPER WINDSHIELD WASHER WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER COMPASS ANCHOR HORN PROPULSION SYSTEM TRIM PROPULSION SYSTEM TRIM BOW UP PROPULSION SYSTEM TRIM BOW DOWN TRIM TAB TRIMMING OPERATION SINGLE LEVER CONTROL (THROTTLE & SHIFT) CONTROL LEVER OPERATING DIRECTION ROTARY CONTROL (QUANTITY INCREASES WITH WIDTH OF SYMBOL) BATTERY WARNING ELECTRICAL HAZARD FIRE RISK NO OPEN FLAME NO SMOKING PROPELLER LIFT POINT OR PROPER LOCATION OF SLING LIFT POINT Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 1. r/min r/min EMERGENCY START SWITCH (TWIN ENGINE ONLY) ENGINE EXHAUST CONTROL ENGINE ROTATIONAL SPEED ENGINE COOLANT ENGINE (COOLANT) WATER JACKET TEMPERATURE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE ENGINE ENGINE START ENGINE STOP FUEL. This page is to help you understand what the symbols mean. keY To sYMbols on conTrols anD prinTs These symbols may be found on your controls and gauges and/or used in this owner’s manual.

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While the person at the wheel must alert passengers before any sudden or erratic boat movement. 1. wide belt-type slings and spreaders long enough to keep pressure from gunwales. causing hydrostatic lock and resulting in possible engine failure. Wear slip resistant footwear secured to your feet and hold on to rails or boat structure. When lifting the boat always keep the bow higher than the stern to drain the exhaust lines and to prevent water from running forward through the manifold and into the engine where it can become trapped. rapid turns. Cabletype slings should be avoided. Docking/lifTing/sTorage BOW AND STERN EYES: (Fig 2. It may seem expedient to lift only the stern when changing a propeller. The stern eyes must be used as tie down points for trailering the boat. Cleats must not be used for lifting the boat. cleaTs. See the Model Specific Information for location and quantity of the cleats. an emergency action may be necessary before passengers can be warned.1)The bow eye must be used to haul the boat onto a trailer. With fiberglass boats. mooring or emergencies. boW and sTern eYes (fIg.1 . Even a small amount of water in the engine can cause rust and is to be avoided. The bow and stern eyes may be used for short term lifting of the boat such as for service. Never hoist the boat with an appreciable amount of water in the bilge.1. All persons must be in cockpit area or cabin and be prepared for sudden boat movement.Section 2 • General Boat arranGement 1. CLEAT BOW EYE You can fall overboard or be injured by hitting something in or on the boat. use flat. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 2. You can be seriously injured if you slip and fall. passenger locaTions ! WARNING Boat motion can be erratic. they are intended for docking or mooring use only. but this can result in water entering the engine cylinders. Use front or bow deck area only during anchoring. severe gelcoat crazing or more serious hull damage can occur during launching and hauling if pressure is created on the gunwales by the slings. When the boat is moving. etc. Do not place the slings where they may lift on underwater fittings. especially if of large capacity. All passengers must be prepared for rapid boat movement and be able to hold on to prevent loss of balance. sudden acceleration or deceleration. such as crossing wakes. ! WARNING Wet decks are slippery. holding on firmly.1. 2. 2.1) STERN EYE 3. all passengers must be in the cockpit area or cabin and must be on seating provided or.. if standing. Long term lifting with the bow and stern eyes may cause stress on the fiberglass and gel coat. cleaTs ! CAUTION Do not use cleats for lifting. Fuel and water tanks should preferably be empty. For long term storage.

The DTS system functions similarly to mechanical Shift and Throttle Control systems. if it is essential to be on deck. cables to control the engine gear and speed. The DTS system for single engine boats will consist of a panel mounted control unit with all the engine controls including the start/stop button located on the control unit. persons should be closely tied to cleats. DescripTion of Major conTrols a.2 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . the DTS system consists of a dual lever dash mounted control unit with engine controls on the unit and the start/stop switch panel mounted separately on the dash. dIgITal THroTTle & sHIfT (dTs) conTrol (fIg.Section 2 • General Boat arranGement 2.2. press and release the Start/Stop button and the DTS system automatically starts the engine (without having to engage the Throttle Only function in order to pump fuel to start the engine). REFER TO THE PRODUCT OWNER’S MANUAL FOR COMPLETE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. (2. simply press the Start/Stop button and the engine shuts off. Start the engines one at a time. Shift only when engine is at IDLE. then shift into reverse. For twin engine sport boats. This makes shifting gears and adjusting speed much easier. for anchoring. easing into gear can damage the transmission. they must be holding on and be positioned so as to prevent falling. Before shifting into reverse. IGNITION SHUTDOWN SWITCH Cruisers is the Digital Throttle and Shift control system (DTS) (Fig. 3. railing stanchions or other securely fastened boat hardware.1). SEE THE MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR MORE ON PASSENGER LOCATIONS. 2. To stop an engine. Reversing at high speeds can cause flooding/swamping due to water being pushed over the transom. When persons are on the working deck area.1) POWER TRIM SWITCH ENGINE START/STOP BUTTON ! CAUTION Shift Quickly. shift to neutral. wait for boat to stop moving forward. In bad weather and/or rough water. To start an engine. however the DTS system uses electronic signals rather than push/pull “THROTTLE ONLY” BUTTON (PuSH in and Hold wHile moving SHift lever forward) ! WARNING Shift selectors to NEUTRAL before starting engines. 2. mooring or in emergencies. when it is put into reverse. Hydraulic controls FORWARD and REVERSE positions should always be in full travel extremes in either direction for positive engagement and minimum wear. Starting the engines is also simplified by Start/Stop buttons located on the Throttle & Shift lever. 4. Engines must be turned off if the boat is near swimmers or persons are on the swim platform or the swim ladder. DigiTal ThroTTle & shifT conTrol (DTsgas) Standard on the gasoline powered Sea Ray® Sport ! CAUTION Cockpit can fill with water if boat is moving forward.2.

NOTE: Prior to starting engines. Each gear shift lever can be used independently from the other. NOTICE IN DTS SYSTEMS THE IGNITION KEY SWITCH LOCATION WILL VARY. for example. Check controls to ensure they are in neutral before attempting to start engines. PLEASE REFER TO THE SPECIFIC INFORMATION MANUAL FOR ITS LOCATION. 2.Section 2 • General Boat arranGement mercurY dual engIne dIgITal THroTTle & sHIfT (dTs) conTrols (fIg. A detent can be felt when the control is in exact neutral. NOTICE Vessel will not start in gear. Regulating RPM of the engines will control the speed of the boat through the water. Hydraulic controls FORWARD and REVERSE positions should always be in full travel extremes in either direction for positive engagement and minimum wear. ! CAUTION Shift Quickly. when idling one shift can be put in forward and the other in reverse for tight maneuvering. ! WARNING Shift selectors to NEUTRAL before starting engines. The gear shift levers have three positions: forward.3 . Shift gears only with engines idling. and reverse. neutral (center). put throttles at IDLE and gearshifts in NEUTRAL. The gear shift levers must be in the neutral position when starting the engines. Read and understand the information in the Owner’s Manual Package for your yacht model’s gear and throttle control. The throttle controls regulate the RPM of the engines. Shift only when engine is at IDLE. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 2. Forward and reverse positions should always be in the full travel extremes in either direction for positive engagement and minimum wear. Pushing the levers forward will increase engine RPM. Reversing at high speeds can cause flooding/swamping due to water being pushed over the transom.1) b.3. gear shifT anD ThroTTle conTrol (Diesel) The diesel powered Sea Ray® Sport Cruisers use hydraulic gear shift and throttle engine controls. easing into gear can damage the transmission.

REVERSE 5. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 2. REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. right at the helm. smarTcrafT sYsTem TacH (fIg. DO NOT use an abrasive compound. sMarTcrafT™ gauge sYsTeM Sea Ray ® Sport Cruisers are equipped with the SmartCraftTM instrumentation system.Section 2 • General Boat arranGement sHIfT & THroTTle conTrols (FIg.1) FORWARD FULL THROTTLE NEUTRAL VARIABLE REVERSE ENGINE GEARSHIFTS ENGINE THROTTLES IDLE operaTion 1.4.FORWARD Center Position . Gearshift Levers: Forward Position . a warm soapy water solution should be used.2) MainTenance The gear and throttle lever bodies are made of anodized aluminum. iMporTanT gauges a. 2. Throttle Levers: Forward motion . The SmartCraftTM system consists of a smart tachometer with a display screen. boat systems and environmental information to the boat operator to help make your time on the water more enjoyable by providing accurate systems information in one convenient location.increases Throttle Aft Motion .Decreases Throttle 2.NEUTRAL Aft Position .4 . To clean them. NOTE: Refer to your engine Owner’s Manual to operate the throttle arm by hand for maintenance. The SmartCraftTM system provides a wide range of engine. Below is a list of features the SmartCraftTM system offers. 2.4.

2).2) sYsTeM Tach DisplaY screen: (fIg. soMe feaTures incluDe: (Depending on engine type and software version) magneTIc compass (fIg.1) • Depth/Water Temperature • Engine Alarm/Hourmeter • Fuel Consumption/Usage • Trim Level • Troll Control • Voltage • Digital Speed After your compass has been professionally adjusted.5 . The tachometer should also be used to determine the most comfortable and economical cruising RPM. NOTE: The compass roses shown on navigational charts have both true north and magnetic north directions superimposed. (It does not indicate the speed of the boat. TachoMeTer The tachometer indicates the revolutions per minute (RPM) of the engine. 2. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 2. REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.5. oil pressure. Refer to the specific information manual for the gauge configuration for your boat. will indicate magnetic north (not true north). If your compass becomes sluggish or erratic. Keep this correction card or chart at the helm. This is especially true if you add electronic devices to the helm station. NOTE: The compass adjustment is only good for the equipment arrangement that existed at the time of the adjustment. You must continually check these gauges visually to make certain there are no engine system problems even if your boat engine has an alarm system. Make certain you plot course compass directions from the magnetic north compass rose. You will be given a deviation card or chart indicating the correction to be applied when laying out a compass course or making navigational calculations. b. the compass should be protected from excessive and prolonged sunlight. The compass must be readjusted by a qualified person after equipment is added or removed from the vicinity of the compass. 2. To keep the plexiglass dome free from scratches. A compass must be adjusted by a qualified person.5. speeDoMeTer anD fuel gauges These gauges function on your boat the same way they do on your car or truck.Section 2 • General Boat arranGement Refer to the SmartCraftTM owner’s manual in the owner’s package for all SmartCraftTM operating instructions. c. (Fig. you cannot rely on the compass reading. 2. An occasional treatment with paste wax will help preserve the dome surface. The reason for this is that nearby instruments or objects containing magnets or current-carrying electrical wires will influence the compass reading. MagneTic coMpass Your compass.) Your Engine Operator’s Manual indicates the maximum full throttle RPM at which your engine should operate. D. remove salt deposits and dust with a damp cloth. This must not be exceeded or serious engine damage will occur. When not in use.5. WaTer TeMperaTure. If you place different equipment or remove equipment from the vicinity of the compass. it should be serviced by an authorized repair station. properly corrected.

(Fig.6 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . f.1). Lower the trim tabs on the listing (lower) side by pushing the top half of the trim tab switch in one-half second bursts until the boat is righted. you could cause a loss of speed and power due to condition called propeller “ventilation. When the stern drive is trimmed DOWN.2). hinged below the water line on the transom at the rear and are raised and lowered hydraulically by using the switches located on the starboard switch panel at the helm.. 2. the steering effort will be the same for right and left turns. Do not let this condition exist. You will need to try small differences in the stern drive position to determine the trim position you prefer under various conditions..2. Once on plane. the bow of the boat is being forced down. PORT STARBOARD PORT STARBOARD PuSh TOP OF BOTH SWITCHES TOP OF STARBOARD SWITCH TOP OF PORT SWITCH BOTTOM OF STARBOARD SWITCH BOTTOM OF PORT SWITCH The trim tabs are two flat plates. a strong cross wind or propeller torque.2) TRIM TAB ROCKER SWITCH (AT CONTROL STATION) HYDRAULIC RAM TRIM TAB PUMP HYDRAULIC FLUID RESERVOIR FILL HYDRAULIC RAM ZINC ANODE TRIM TAB TRIM TAB ZINC ANODE effecTs of poWer TrIm (fIg.6.. Trimming UP rotates the stern drive and propeller away from the transom.6. STERN DRIVE . If you raise the stern drive up too far while you are on plane. the stern drive unit can be trimmed UP slightly.CENTERED STERN DRIVE .6. there will be a sudden increase in engine RPM and loss of speed. TriM Tabs RuNNiNg ATTiTudE BOW UP BOW UP BOW UP BOW DOWN BOW DOWN LiST . poWer TriM uniT anD gauge The power trim allows the operator to raise and lower the stern drive unit while underway to provide the ideal boat angle (in relation to water surface) for a given load and water condition. REFER TO YOUR ENGINE OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR PROPER TRIM GAUGE SETTING.6. Immediately reduce your engine RPM and trim the outdrive DOWN slightly until engine slows down and you regain forward speed. This will raise the bow of the boat slightly and increase speed.UP 2. The trim gauge indicates the position of the stern drive relative to the transom. The twisting effect of propeller torque is especially pronounced when running the engine at high horsepower output. To correct the listing. When the boat is level.1) STERN DRIVE-DOWN The trim tabs are used to adjust the sideways listing of the boat due to uneven loading.. Trimming DOWN rotates the stern drive and propeller closer to the transom. (Fig 2..” If this happens.Section 2 • General Boat arranGement e. TrIm Tabs (fIg. If the trim is in the full DOWN position when accelerating from idle to plane. right to left. the boat will plane faster with less bow rise. 2. adjust the trim tabs to level the boat.

2. ! CAUTION Always check oil pressure and water gauges while moving. In heavy following seas or when running in an inlet.2) 6. push the bottom halves of the switches for several seconds. sTern drIve (Inboard-ouTboard) engIne (fIg. unless the rear is heavily loaded. sTern Drive A stern drive propulsion system. 2.1). use only short bursts of the trim tab switches to adjust the trim. Shut down engine immediately if gauges are not in normal ranges. Do not restart engine until problems are corrected. if the rear of the boat is highly loaded. (Fig 2. RUDDER REFER TO THE ENGINE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. also called the outdrive because it hangs below the hull. Again. REFER TO THE ENGINE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. See Section 4 • Bilge and Underwater Gear for more information on the engines in you boat.7 . best maneuverability is obtained with a bow high attitude. The stern drive unit. oil pressure and/or stern drive oil level.7. The V-drive system incorporates inboard engines with an angled transmission that allows the drive shaft to pass through the hull under the engine. opTIonal v-drIve engIne (fIg. the trim tabs should be fully up. when on plane. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 2.1) ENGINE STERN DRIVE (OUTDRIVE) g. propulsion sYsTeM a. also known as an inboard-outboard engine. or alarm sounds.7.7. b. When running at cruising speed. even if your engine has an alarm. To be sure the tabs are full up. is part of the propulsion system that attaches to the outside of the hull or transom. The stern drive unit pivots to steer the boat. This type of propulsion system has the engine inside the boat secured to the hull’s stringers at the rear end of the hull. v-Drive engines Optionally available on your boat is a gasoline V-drive engine system. engine alarM sYsTeM The engine Operator’s Manual will tell you if your engine is equipped with an audible alarm and how to use it. The alarm indicates a problem with engine water temperature.Section 2 • General Boat arranGement Using both switches to lower both tabs on a sideto-side balanced boat will lower the bow.

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Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat
1. pre-launch, launch anD posTlaunch checklisT
Listed below are the critical items you must check and do each time you use your boat. It does not list all of the necessary maintenance and service items required to keep your boat running properly. These other items are found in Section 8. before starting, if necessary.  Oil pressure, engine temperature, voltage - OK after starting and warm up.

unDerWaY
 Gradual acceleration and deceleration and turning.  Aware of surroundings at all times.  Operate so as to prevent buildup of Carbon Monoxide (CO)  Monitor weather  Use navigational aids in water and on shore  Keep passengers safe  Check fuel consumption regularly  Check all gauges frequently

before launch
 Drain plug installed  Enough fuel for trip  Float plan given to friend or relative  Navigation charts for trip  Weather forecast - safe

in The WaTer, before boarDing passengers or sTarTing engine
 Equipment stored and balanced  No gas smell in engine compartment  Engine oil and steering fluid levels - OK  Battery Switch ON  Bilge pump working  Bilge blower ON  Radio and navigation equipment functioning

enD of Trip
 Equipment dry and stored.  Electronic equipment and switches off.  Notify person who had float plan.  Boat covered properly for trailering, docking or mooring.  If boat is pulled from water, drain plug removed.  If boat is pulled from water, hull and propeller inspected for damage.

passengers
 Wearing PFDs  Seated properly  Given safety instructions

! WARNING
An improper trailer can cause structural damage to the hull. A damaged hull can be unsafe; it could cause the boat to sink. Use a trailer that can properly support the boat’s weight and shape. Get professional help in picking the right trailer for your boat.

sTarTing engine
 Make sure you have read and understand the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) information in this manual.  Bilge blower on for at least four (4) minutes. Feel to confirm airflow at hull vent on transom. Inspect bilge area for visual and odor confirmation that there are no fuel leaks.  Gear shift in neutral position. Throttle pumped
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2. fueling The boaT
! DANGER
NO SMOKING GASOLINE VAPORS ARE EXPLOSIVE

Open fuel fill cap and insert hose nozzle into the fuel fill opening. Fuel fill hose nozzle must contact the fuel fill opening BEFORE adding fuel and throughout the fueling process to prevent discharge of static electricity.

NOTICE
GASOLINE RECOMMENDATIONS Minimum octane rating of 87 AKI. The use of improper gasoline or additives can damage your fuel system and is considered misuse of the system. Damage caused by improper gasoline or additives WILL NOT be covered under warranty.

filling The Tanks
• Check the fill plate label to ensure that fuel is placed ONLY in the fuel tank. The fuel fill plates are located on the port and starboard mid or aft deck areas. Keep nozzle in contact with fuel fill opening at all times during fueling. Listen as tank fills and stop adding fuel before it spills. Fuel must have room for expansion.

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! DANGER
Gasoline vapors can explode from static electricity if fueling is not done properly. Read and understand this section and Section 5 • Fuel System

afTer filling
• DO NOT wash spilled fuel overboard. Wipe up any spill with rags or paper towels and dispose of them properly on shore. Open engine compartment and check for fuel fumes. This is especially important if your boat is equipped with a gasoline engine. Leave compartment open until no odor is apparent. Close compartment. If fumes in the engine compartment do not disappear, do not turn on blower or start engine. Get help from trained and experienced persons before using the boat. Turn on blower for four (4) minutes, then restart engine. Assist passengers back into the boat.

Do not mistake the waste pump out deck plate or the fresh water fill deck plate for the fuel fill deck plate. Refer to your engine manual for the proper grade of fuel for gasoline engine(s).

before fueling
• • • • • Fuel during daylight hours. Tie boat to the dock. Shut off engine, bilge blower and all other electrical equipment. Shut off gas burning appliances (gas stove, etc.). Close all hatches, doors and keep engine compartment closed to prevent gasoline fumes from entering the cabin or cockpit area. All passengers must leave the boat, as a precaution. There must be no smoking or any flames within 20 feet of the boat, before, during and for at least 5 minutes after fueling is completed.

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3. boarDing
! WARNING
Wet decks are slippery. You can be seriously injured if you slip and fall. Wear slip-resistant footwear secured to your feet and hold onto rails or boat structure.

If there are passengers not wearing PFDs, the PFDs must be readily accessible. “Readily accessible” means out of the storage bag and unbuckled. All throwable flotation devices (cushions, rings, etc.) must be right at hand.

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DO NOT overload the boat. Board one person at a time and give assistance as needed. Transfer gear and equipment by handing it from a person on the dock to a person on board. You can lose your balance and be injured if you attempt to board while carrying equipment or gear. Distribute the weight of equipment and passengers as evenly as possible to keep the boat balanced. Stow gear and equipment so that it is accessible, but everything is to be stored in places to prevent it from shifting if the boat encounters rough water or weather.

5. passenger insTrucTion anD locaTion
• • Everyone on board must be told about the boat’s behavior from starting to getting up on plane. Before the operator does any high-speed maneuvers or rapidly accelerates or decelerates the boat, passengers must be warned to sit and hold on and must heed the warning. The operator may have to make rapid changes in speed and/or direction to avoid a problem, with little or no time for alerting passengers. It is critical that all passengers be seated in the designated seating areas and holding on at all times to prevent falling overboard or getting knocked about in the boat when underway. If standing, maintain a firm grip on handholds. When walking, grasp handholds.

4. personal floTaTion Devices (pfDs)
NOTICE
Check local boating regulations governing the use of personal flotation devices (PFD).

6. sTarTing The engine
! DANGER
Gasoline vapors can explode Before starting the engines, open engine compartment and check for gasoline smell. • If you smell gasoline, do not start engine; get everyone off the boat and get trained help to find and fix the problem. If there is no gasoline smell, perform checks specified by manual, then and only then, close engine compartment and run blower for at least 4 minutes before starting.

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Operator must instruct all passengers on location and use of PFDs. Children less than thirteen (13) years of age and all nonswimmers, adults as well as children, must wear properly-sized PFDs at all times when aboard. ALL passengers should wear PFDs. By the time someone falls overboard, it can be too late for them to put on a PFD and fasten it properly. This is especially true in colder waters, below 70°F, where survival time, before hypothermia sets in, is measured in minutes.

The engine operation and maintenance manual furnished with your boat describes pre-start and starting procedures. We urge you to thoroughly read and understand your engine manual.
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4).2). get everyone off the boat. If you DO NOT smell fuel.Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat Listed below are basic pre-start and starting reminders. Remember the “Rule of Thirds”: Use no more than 1/3 of your fuel for outbound trip. Be sure you have enough fuel for your trip. (Fig.Press THROTTLE ONLY button and move shift/throttle lever about 1/4 open throttle position.6) 3. 3. 3. 3. (Fig 3. it may be necessary to pump lever several times before engine will start. C l o s e t h e e n g i n e compartment and turn on the battery switch(es). BOTH 7.3) water is being pumped overboard. 5. before the engine is started and when the boat is moving slowly.5). Put throttle and shift control lever into neutral. FLOODED ENGINE . (fIg. using the bilge blower.1) Unlike your automobile engine which is naturally ventilated even when it is not moving. keep 1/3 for reserve in case of emergency. 3. (Fig. 3.Press THROTTLE ONLY button and move shift/throttle lever forward to full open throttle. Get trained help to find and fix the problem before starting the engine or operating any switches on the boat.4.4. 3.5) FOR MERCURY DTS SYSTEMS.4. Open the engine compartment and check for the smell of fuel. SKIP TO STEP 8 2. move shift/throttle lever back rapidly to Sea Ray Sport Cruisers E FUEL F .. then return to about 1/4 throttle. do not operate any electrical switches or light any matches.6). WARM ENGINE . That is why the engine compartment must have forced ventilation. Check all fluid levels and a ny o t h e r n e c e s s a r y checks as specified in Section 8 and in the engine manual. Because it may be difficult to remember to turn on the bilge blower every time you slow down the boat. When the engine starts. your boat engine compartment (the bilge) does not have sufficient natural ventilation when the boat is not moving or moving slowly. lighters. use 1/3 of the fuel for return trip. 3.2) 6. Check that water level in bilge is minimal.4. to remove potentially explosive gasoline vapors. In cold weather. These are not a substitute for the engine manufacturer’s specific recommendations. (fIg. 3. • 1.4 1 GUEST OFF 2 (fIg. for a: (fIg. it is recommended that the bilge blower run all the time when the engines are running. 3.. Run bilge blowers for at least 4 minutes before attempting to start engine (fIg.4. Place drive unit in full DOWN/IN position.4.4. Do not pump lever.4. 4.4) 1 2 COLD ENGINE .4.Press THROTTLE ONLY button and move shift/throttle lever to full open position.4. Verify that the bilge pump is operating by turning the bilge pump switch to MANUAL and listening for the pump running and check to see that bilge (fIg. DO NOT pump lever. • IF YOU SMELL FUEL. 3. etc. Check fuel level. (Fig.

6) BOTH 1 140 210 GUEST OFF 2 100 250 IF ENGINE TEMPERATURE ˚F ˚C G O E S A B OV E N O R M A L RANGE SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE IMMEDIATELY. shifTing To Drive The boaT ! CAUTION Cockpit can fill with water if boat is moving forward. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 3. After engine starts. reduce engine RPM to between 1000 and 1500 RPM and check oil pressure. 3. For DTS systems. 8. 3. B. Do not crank engine for more than a few seconds if it does not start.5. GET TRAINED HELP TO FIND AND FIX THE PROBLEM. Turn OFF ignition key(s).5.5 . press START button on the helm switch panel and release it when the engine starts.5. people and/or the no-wake zone and the boat has been shifted into forward gear. Engine may be very cold or flooded. The DTS system will properly start the engine. 3. Move shift/throttle lever either (fIg.5. (fIg. 3. Move the shift/throttle lever to NEUTRAL and let engine idle for about 5 minutes to allow engine to cool down. mooring. but not very far from the neutral position. move shift/throttle lever forward to desired engine speed. (Fig.1) 9. 2.5) 0 PSI kPa 100 IF OIL PRESSURE GOES ABOVE OR BELOW OPERATING RANGE SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE IMMEDIATELY.5.2) 50 345 172 517 25 75 3. TO START ENGINE: Turn ON the master key switch located on the ignition switch panel.3).4) forward or reverse. Once clear of the dock. 7. Before shifting into reverse. 12.5. (fIg.3) 175 80 60 100 4. then shift into reverse. If oil pressure is correct. 3. before shifting into forward or reverse gear.5. see step 6. (fIg. shift to neutral.2). 8. Check water temperature to ensure temperature range remains normal. 11.1). If you are leaving the boat for more than two hours. 3. (Fig.5. You can damage the transmission if you do not shift quickly from neutral into gear. wait for the boat to stop moving forward. Press ENGINE STOP switch(es) on the ignition switch panel. press and release the START button on the shift/throttle lever. (Fig. 3. (fIg. A. GET TRAINED HELP TO FIND AND FIX THE PROBLEM. when it is put into reverse. sTopping The engine 1.5. let engine warm up to normal temperature range as specified in the engine manual. 3.Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat decrease engine speed to between 1000 and 1500 RPM. The drive unit will engage and boat will start to move slowly in either forward or reverse. (fIg. 3. For non-DTS systems. 10. turn OFF battery switch(es).

Refer to the steering system information in your Owner’s Package. In the event of a power source failure. The system uses the boat's engines to provide the “power” for the steering system.6. Any change in steering such as looseness. 3. TYpIcal HYdraulIc poWer sTeerIng assemblY (fIg. with engines running. Turning the steering wheel left or right makes the system go from “standby” into “operating” mode and move the steering cylinder accordingly. See Section 8 of this manual for inspection. ready to be directed to the steering cylinder as dictated by the steering wheel. servo cylinder and power steering valve. providing the helmsman with manual backup steering. hydraulic oil from the steering helm is automatically diverted into the servo and steering cylinder.6 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . hYDraulic poWer sTeering (v-Drive) The steering system on boats with v-drive engines is a hydraulic power steering system (Figure 3. An in-line oil filter helps to protect the steering system components against contaminants. sTeering sYsTeM a. 3.1) fluid level MUST be checked every time prior to using the boat.6.Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat 9. An engine room mounted oil reservoir allows easy fill and assists the in-line cooler in cooling the hydraulic oil. 3.. etc. poWer assisTeD (sTern Drive) The steering system on boats with stern drive engines is an enclosed push-pull cable that is hydraulically assisted (power steering) at the stern drive end. via a mechanical or electrical motor driven hydraulic pump. The power steering pump (Fig. must be checked immediately by your Sea Ray dealer. service and maintenance recommendations. THE CABLE AND ITS CONNECTIONS TO THE STEERING WHEEL AND TO THE OUT DRIVE MUST BE INSPECTED AT LEAST TWICE A YEAR BY YOUR Sea Ray ® DEALER. binding. a hydraulic oil supply is in a standby mode. consisting of a helm and a hydraulic cylinder (fitted with an integral servo cylinder and a power steering valve).2). STEERING WHEEL b.6. supplies the “control” portion of the steering system.1) POWER STEERING CYLINDER F E STEERING CABLE FLUID RETURN LINE FLUID PRESSURE LINE CHECK & ADD FLUID HERE POWER STEERING PUMP A B C STEERING CYLINDER PUMP OIL RESERVOIR D E F HELM OIL COOLER OIL FILTER FLUID RETURN LINE HELM STEERING RACK Under normal conditions. 3. REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.6. ! WARNING Failure of the steering system will cause loss of control of your boat. A manual hydraulic steering system.2) D C A B poWer sTeerIng sYsTem (fIg. tightness.

Check fuel tank levels. 3. If not.) 1. AND -OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES. If fuel fumes are detected. Check generator for coolant drain plug installation. OUTLETS/ REFRIGERATOR WATER HEATER AC CONVERTER MICROWAVE AIR CONDITIONER (Remote control switches are located on the main distribution panel or local switches on the generator. Check oil and coolant levels. 3.7. Follow the recommended maintenance and warranty schedule in your Generator Operator’s Manual included in the Owner’s Manual Package.7.4) CO MONITOR STBD OFF ON BILGE BLOWER MASTER ENGINE IGNITION PORT OFF ON GENERATOR KOHLER START MODE WARNING GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH ! BEFORE STARTING ENGINE -CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS. shut generator down and refer to your Generator Operator’s Manual.7. do not start the generator until the source of fumes is determined and corrected and the bilge area is safely ventilated. AND -OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES. sTarTing The generaTor NOTICE Pre-start generator prior to getting underway as there is a possibility that it will not pick up water if started underway. 2.7. REFER TO THE GENERATOR MANUAL FOR YOUR BOAT IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE. GENERATOR SHORE 5. 3. AND -OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES. NOT Sea Ray®. (fIg. such as a closed boat house. MICROWAVE AIR CONDITIONER Run the bilge blowers for at least four minutes before starting and continuously any time the generator is running. as there is the possibility of buildup and inhaling of carbon monoxide. CABIN LIGHTS HEAD SYSTEM POWER STEREO SYSTEM TV/12V RECEPTACLE REVERSED POLARITY FRESH WATER PUMP REFRIGERATOR POWER VENT ACCESSORY 0 50 100 150 12 VOLTS DC STOVE ! WARNING DO NOT run the engine or generator in an enclosed area. POWER REVERSED POLARITY 0 50 100 150 AC VOLTS PORT OFF ON (fIg. Generator abuse or improper maintenance may adversely affect claims made under generator manufacturer separate warranty. 4. AND -VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION STOP RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING BELOW CRUISING SPEED SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 8. 3.7 . (fIg. AND -VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION STOP FRESH WATER PUMP REFRIGERATOR RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING BELOW CRUISING SPEED SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS POWER VENT ACCESSORY CO MONITOR MASTER ENGINE IGNITION STBD OFF ON BILGE BLOWER GENERATOR KOHLER START MODE WARNING GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH ! BEFORE STARTING ENGINE -CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS. 3. 7. DO NOT PRESS THE START BUTTON MORE THAN ONE TIME. AC VOLTS (fIg. Make sure the MAIN GENERATOR breaker is OFF and there is no load on the generator before starting it. AND -VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING BELOW CRUISING SPEED STOP SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 6. See Generator Operator’s Manual for proper readings. SHORE 120 VOLTS AC GENERATOR Turn ON the battery switches. Open the generator seacock.2) Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 3.1) 1/2 1/4 E 3/4 F Quickly depress and release the generator S TA RT b u t t o n . Check generator exhaust (port) to verify that water is flowing. located on the Main DC Breaker Panel in the starboard cockpit side panel. 120 VOLTS AC STOVE OUTLETS/ REFRIGERATOR WATER HEATER AC CONVERTER Sea Ray® strongly urges you to fully comply with the manual provided by the generator manufacturer.Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat 10. The generator is warranted separately by the generator manufacturer. t h e generator will go through an automatic start up cycle in approximately 4-5 seconds.3) 120 VOLTS AC CABIN LIGHTS POWER STEREO SYSTEM TV/12V RECEPTACLE 12 VOLTS DC HEAD SYSTEM REVERSED POLARITY GENERATOR SHORE FRESH WATER PUMP REFRIGERATOR 12 VOLTS DC STOVE 0 OUTLETS/ REFRIGERATOR POWER VENT ACCESSORY 50 100 150 CO MONITOR AC VOLTS CABIN LIGHTS WATER HEATER HEAD MASTER ENGINE IGNITION PORT STBD SYSTEM OFF OFF ON ON GENERATOR BILGE BLOWER AC CONVERTER KOHLER START STEREO SYSTEM MICROWAVE TV/12V ! WARNING RECEPTACLE MODE AIR CONDITIONER GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH BEFORE STARTING ENGINE -CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS.

To connecT anD Turn on shore poWer 1. located near the shore power receptacle must be ON at all times to operate the shore AC power system. A. OUTLETS/ REFRIGERATOR WATER HEATER AC CONVERTER MICROWAVE AIR CONDITIONER Stop the generator by quickly depressing and releasing the STOP button. sTopping The generaTor 1.8. REFRIGERATOR ACCESSORY CO MONITOR OUTLETS/ REFRIGERATOR AC VOLTS MASTER ENGINE IGNITION WATER HEATER PORT OFF ON STBD OFF ON BILGE BLOWER GENERATOR AC CONVERTER KOHLER START MICROWAVE MODE ! CAUTION AIR CONDITIONER WARNING GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH ! BEFORE STARTING ENGINE -CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS. AND -VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING BELOW CRUISING SPEED STOP Note: The power panel on your boat may not look exactly like this one. AND -OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES. Excessive power cord extensions can cause a voltage drop and may prevent some electronic devices from operating correctly.3) On the boat. Dry off the ends of the shore power cord. poWer breaker Wipe the outlet dry. AND -VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING BELOW CRUISING SPEED D. Thread the locking ring onto the boat receptacle to prevent accidental unplugging. AC VOLTS PORT OFF ON (fIg. 120 VOLTS AC GENERATOR SHORE Prior to generator shut down turn OFF all AC equipment and breakers including main breakers and allow the generator to run a few minutes to cool down. C. B.8 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers .4) moisture repellent into the receptacle. spray (fIg. On the Boat: Turn OFF All Breakers Turn OFF equipment breakers Turn OFF SHORE breaker Dry off the shore power cord receptacle on your boat. On the Dock: ac maIn sHore Turn OFF Dock Breaker. 2.1) CO MONITOR MASTER ENGINE IGNITION STBD OFF ON BILGE BLOWER GENERATOR KOHLER START MODE WARNING GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH ! BEFORE STARTING ENGINE -CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS. The AC Main Shore Power Breaker. plug C the cord end into the boat receptacle. 12. 3.8.8. 12 VOLTS DC CABIN LIGHTS HEAD SYSTEM POWER STEREO SYSTEM TV/12V RECEPTACLE REVERSED POLARITY FRESH WATER PUMP REFRIGERATOR POWER VENT ACCESSORY 0 50 100 150 STOVE 2.8. 12 VOLTS DC CABIN LIGHTS HEAD SYSTEM maIn dIsTrIbuTIon panel (mdp) (fIg. SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ! CAUTION The use of extension shore power cords is not recommended.recepTacle tacle and cord ends. B. then plug the other end of the pow- D ! CAUTION It is imperative that the shore power outlet is dry before plugging into the dock power inlet. 3. Shore power cord should be secured or routed to avoid laying or falling into water and to avoid stress on shore power plug and inlet. AND -OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES. and spray a moisture sHore poWer repellent into the recep.Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat 11. STOP SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS REFER TO THE GENERATOR MANUAL FOR YOUR BOAT IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE. 3. 3. 3.2) 120 VAC 120 VOLTS AC B GENERATOR SHORE POWER STEREO SYSTEM TV/12V RECEPTACLE ! CAUTION REVERSED POLARITY FRESH WATER PUMP POWER VENT A STOVE 0 50 100 150 Route and tie the power cord from the boat to the dockside power outlet box to prevent persons tripping over it and the cord falling in the water. A. Turn clockwise to lock. shore poWer a. (fIg.

9 .1) ! CAUTION Do not energize main breaker under reversed polarity conditions. Tur n ON Dock Breaker. B maIn dIsTrIbuTIon panel (mdp) (fIg.9. (120 Volt System: 110V to 125V) (220 Volt System: 208V to 230V) (International) D. Turn OFF SHORE breaker. Turn ON the main AC breaker on the MDP. (If reversed polarity light is on do not turn on breakers. Verify proper voltage. AND -VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING BELOW CRUISING SPEED maIn ac breaker (fIg. Turn OFF equipment breakers. A C b. turn OFF MAIN and DOCK breakers.Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat er cord into the outlet box on the dock.) Turn ON Breakers: C. REVERSE POLARITY Light OFF. To DisconnecT shore poWer 1. 1 2 0 Vo l t o r 220 Volt Main Distribution Panel (MDP): B. AND -OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES. 3.3) B B 120 VOLTS AC GENERATOR SHORE 12 VOLTS DC CABIN LIGHTS POWER STEREO SYSTEM C STOVE 0 OUTLETS/ REFRIGERATOR REVERSED POLARITY FRESH WATER PUMP POWER VENT D 50 100 150 CO MONITOR AC VOLTS MASTER ENGINE IGNITION WATER HEATER PORT OFF ON STBD OFF ON BILGE BLOWER G AC CONVERTER MICROWAVE AIR CONDITIONER ! WARNING GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH BEFORE STARTING ENGINE -CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS. Consult dockmaster.9. AND -VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING BELOW CRUISING SPEED STOP SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 3. On the Boat: Turn OFF All Breakers A. POWER Light ON. 3. AND -OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES. 3.2) 120 VOLTS AC CABIN LIGHTS POWER STEREO SYSTEM TV/12V RECEPTACLE 12 VOLTS DC HEAD SYSTEM A REVERSED POLARITY SHORE FRESH WATER PUMP REFRIGERATOR GENERATOR POWER VENT ACCESSORY STOVE 0 50 100 150 CO MONITOR OUTLETS/ REFRIGERATOR AC VOLTS MASTER ENGINE IGNITION WATER HEATER PORT OFF ON STBD OFF ON BILGE BLOWER GENERATOR AC CONVERTER KOHLER START MICROWAVE MODE AIR CONDITIONER WARNING GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH ! BEFORE STARTING ENGINE -CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS. C. B. Disconnect power cords. dock poWer box (fIg. 3.9. Turn ON Desired Equipment Breakers. On the Boat: A.

c.Section 3 • USinG yoUr Boat C. Clean the power cord.10.10. AND -OPERATE BLOWER FOR FOUR MINUTES.3) You must keep the shore power cord and the plug ends E clean and dry. On the dock. spray the cord ends with moisture repellent.2) In case of salt water spray or immersion: Rinse plug end and/or connector end thoroughly in fresh water. life of the product can be increased by periodically wiping the exposed parts with fresh water.1) 120 VOLTS AC CABIN LIGHTS POWER STEREO SYSTEM 12 VOLTS DC B GENERATOR SHORE REVERSED POLARITY FRESH WATER PUMP POWER VENT A STOVE 0 50 100 150 CO MONITOR ! WARNING Disconnect the power cable from power source before performing maintenance. In salt water environment. Always c l e a n a n d s p r ay your cord ends with moisture repellent before using and before storing the cord. BILGE BLOWER OUTLETS/ REFRIGERATOR AC VOLTS MASTER ENGINE IGNITION WATER HEATER PORT OFF ON STBD OFF ON GENERATOR AC CONVERTER KOHLER START MICROWAVE MODE AIR CONDITIONER WARNING GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH ! BEFORE STARTING ENGINE -CHECK ENGINE COMPARTMENT BILGE FOR GASOLINE OR VAPORS. A periodic application of vinyl protector will help both ends and cable maintain their original appearance. MainTenance for shore poWer cable anD shore poWer inleT The metallic parts of your cable and inlet are made to resist corrosion. 3. and store the cord in a dry location on board. A soiled cable can be cleaned with grease-cutting household detergent.10 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers .10. D sHore poWer recepTacle (fIg. SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS dock poWer box (fIg. 3. On your boat. shake or blow out excess water and allow to dry. This is especially necessary if your boat is used in salt water. Disconnect the dockside end of the power cord. AND -VERIFY BLOWER OPERATION RUN BLOWER WHEN VESSEL IS OPERATING BELOW CRUISING SPEED STOP E. Spray with a moisture repellent before reuse. 3. disconnect the power cord from your boat receptacle. turn OFF the dockside breaker. 3. C F. D. HEAD SYSTEM TV/12V RECEPTACLE REFRIGERATOR ACCESSORY maIn dIsTrIbuTIon panel (mdp) (fIg. drying and spraying with a moisture repellent.

Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear 1. ! WARNING Do not allow obstructions to interfere with the Bilge Blower or Ventilation Intake operation. Use rags or sponges to soak up fuel or oily waste. Before starting the engine. b. c. Discharge is defined as any action which causes a film. Drain plug ! DANGER Install and tighten drain plug before launching boat. In the OFF (AUTO) position. After removing your boat from the water. ! WARNING SINKING HAZARD- Ensure the bilge pumps are operating properly. push up on the bilge Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 4. bilge puMp(s) At least one bilge pump and float switch are located in the bottom of the bilge. A common violation is bilge discharge. ! CAUTION Run bilge pumps in the manual position only as long as necessary to remove water. then dispose of them properly ashore. The bilge pump can be manually activated from the switch located on the Switch Panel at the helm. contact a knowledgeable marine service to remove it. or causes a sludge or emulsion beneath the water surface. Except for checking the operation of the bilge pump by using the ON position. TYpIcal bIlge pump and floaT sWITcH (fIg. Allow for fuel expansion. the bilge pump turns on and pumps out the bilge liquid until the float switch drops and shuts off the pump. Running bilge pumps dry can damage the pump motor.1) TRANSOM HULL GARBOARD DRAIN KNOB TO MANUALLY TEST FLOAT SWITCH AND PUMP URETHANE CAULK DRAIN PLUG See your Specific Information Manual for location and quantity of the Bilge Pump(s) and Switch(es). Make sure the pump is working by opening the engine compartment. 4. listening to hear the pump running and checking to see that liquid is being pumped out from the bilge pump through hull discharge.1).1 . Engine(s) performance may be adversely affected. when the bilge liquid is deep enough to activate the float switch. LOCK TAB FLOAT SWITCH draIn plug (fIg. Never pump contaminated bilge water overboard.1. 4. If there is much fuel or oil in the bilge.1. It is the lowest and inner part of the hull. pump switch so that the switch light comes ON. sheen or discoloration on the water surface.1. 4. Water and other liquids will collect there. remove the drain plug to drain the bilge (Fig. leave the switch in the OFF (AUTO) position. fuel anD oil spillage Regulations prohibit discharging fuel or oily waste in navigable waters. Boat will sink if drain plug is not in place and tight. Fill fuel tank to less than rated capacity. bilge a.2) BILGE PUMP The bottom of the engine compartment is called the “bilge”.

1. The bilge blower is protected by a breaker on the main DC breaker panel located in the starboard cockpit side panel. the bilge blower must be run for at least four (4) minutes before starting the engine and kept running at all times when the engine is running to ensure that there will be adequate ventilation when you are moving slowly. soak in heavy duty bilge cleaner for 10 minutes. ! WARNING EXPLOSION/FIRE HAZARD – Run blower at least four (4) minutes before starting engine or generator. Check bilge and engine compartment for fumes. 4. ! WARNING Do not allow obstructions to interfere with bilge blower or ventilation intake operation. DO NOT use the boat until the problem has been corrected. MainTenance Frequently inspect the area under the float switch to ensure it is free from debris and gummy bilge oil. TroubleshooTing: If water does not come out of discharge hose: 1. depress the lock tabs on both sides of the pump and lift the pump motor. Remove any debris that may have accumulated in the nozzle section or strainer base. Engine performance may be adversely affected.Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear If the liquid level in the bilge is higher than normal and the bilge pump empties the bilge when you use the ON switch. 4. Inspect the bilge pump intake and keep it free of dirt or material which may impede the flow of water through the pump. If the ON switch does not operate the pump.2 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . Check the “BILGE PUMP” breaker on main DC Breaker Panel (see Specific Information Manual) to ensure it has not been tripped. Remove the motor module to see if the impeller rotates with the power on. Check for unrestricted operation of the float. Have it checked immediately. Repeat the cleaning procedure if necessary.2. Check hose and connection on hull side for debris and proper connections. 3. bilge bloWer To prevent buildup of gasoline fumes to the explosive level in the engine compartment.1) 2. agitating several times. bIlge bloWer (fIg. either the breaker for the automatic bilge pump circuit has blown or the float switch is not operating properly. To clean. Both the automatic and manual bilge pump circuits are protected by a breaker on the main DC breaker panel located in the starboard cockpit side panel. To clean the pump strainer. 2. 4. D.

When doing extensive cruising. But excessive vibration indicates conditions which must be promptly corrected to avoid damage. Run at slow speed to shore. REPLACE IMMEDIATELY. Even if no damage is Sea Ray Sport Cruisers propeller pITcH and dIameTer (FIg. nets or your own trailing lines can become wrapped around the propeller and/or shaft.3 . there could be internal problems or difficulty maneuvering. Badly damaged propellers should be replaced. fishing lines. ropes. and then reverse the propeller after going through a weedy area to unwrap and clear away any weeds which may have accumulated. Some vibration is to be expected in your boat because of the action of the engines and the propeller. in a single rotation. REPLACE IMMEDIATELY. when rotated 360° would. visible. You must follow the recommended maintenance schedule to best ensure trouble-free operation of your engine and stern drive. the boat will have to be taken out of the water. theoretically. no propeller applied to any boat is 100% efficient. causing vibration and loss of speed. No 12-inch pitch blade will. If this doesn’t clear the entanglement. Actually. If you must use the boat after impact. vibration will be felt. If you strike a submerged object.3. but those that are chipped. • • The stern drive can be damaged by impact. run at the lowest speed possible. Always stop the boat. a propeller with a 12-inch pitch. For example. excessive pitting and any distortions that alter them from their original design. Pitch is that distance in inches that a propeller will travel if rotated one revolution without any slippage. advance a boat 12 inches. 3. STOP THE ENGINE as soon as possible and examine the stern drive unit for damage. make sure it is clear to the rear. To minimize the possibility of impact damage while trailering. propellers a. 4. advance 12 inches through the water.Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear Engine failure away from shore can be dangerous. There is no protection if the stern drive is struck during reverse operation or from an angle when moving forward. either while trailering or boating. propellers general inforMaTion Propellers should be free of nicks. A badly damaged or distorted propeller or shaft is an obvious cause of vibration. Run at slow speed to shore. basic propeller characTerisTics Propellers have two basic characteristics: • Diameter • Pitch Diameter is that distance measured across the propeller hub line from the outer edge of the 360° that is made by the propeller’s blade during a single rotation. If the engine mounts fail and the engine can contact the hull while it is running.1) PITCH DIAMETER 4. The hydraulic system used to raise and lower the stern drive can cushion impact and lessen damage from head-on impacts to the stern drive from underwater objects BUT ONLY when the boat is moving forward. and you can’t anchor or moor the boat in shallow water to get to the stern drive in the water. keep the stern drive raised to the trailering position. This variance is referred to as slippage. it is advisable to carry extra propellers aboard. The following are some conditions which may cause vibrations: • Weeds. bent or merely knocked out of shape can be reconditioned by your marine dealer.

4. propeller selecTion IMPORTANT: Installed propeller must allow engine to operate at its specified maximum WOT (wide open throttle) RPM. If they collapse while in contact with an object. This twisting reaction is caused by the direction of propeller rotation lifting one side of the boat.” It may be caused by an irregularity in the propeller’s leading edge. Replace the damaged or incorrect propeller with the recommended one.Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear venTilaTion. Refer to Quicksilver publication .” ventilation is really a different effect. and prop inspection should be part of routine maintenance. 4. iTs’ causes anD correcTions While often called “cavitation. At times when a boat enters or leaves a sharp turn.2) OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE VENTILATION In those areas of reduced pressure. be sure to install the correct propeller on the correct drive. the bubbles create such highly localized forces that they erode the surface of the object. a twisting motion causing the boat to ride with one sheer lower than the other. Torque action may occur when maximum or close to maximum rated horsepower is applied. so that a boat’s bow may tend to fall off in one direction or the other from the intended course given by the wheel. When removing or replacing propellers. caviTaTion.) Ventilation can usually be corrected by one or more of the following: 1. propeller venTIlaTIon (FIg. the water flowing over the curved surface of the blade encounters areas of greater and less pressure. In the case of the propeller. and as water is drawn through the blades to be discharged aft into the propeller’s slip stream. 2. Specified engine WOT and operating RPM range are listed in the Mercury MerCruiser Operation.4. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . that is. This problem is normally caused by air or aerated water entering the propeller. 4. such damage is sometimes called a “burn. This causes an uneven drag.4. and it should be corrected by reconditioning the propeller or by replacement. counTer-roTaTing propellers On twin engine yachts. set the outdrive at a lesser trim angle (trim the unit downward). Any slight torque may be offset by shifting passenger or gear weight laterally to the high side of the boat. It is the responsibility of the boat manufacturer and/ or the selling dealer to equip the power package with the correct propeller. 4. Maintenance and Warranty Manual attached to the engine. When they move out of the low pressure area these bubbles collapse.4 b.Everything You Need To Know About Propellers P/N 90-8614492. the propeller seems to slip and lose thrust and the engine may over-speed (Fig. The surface of propeller blades are not perfectly flat. With stern drives. such as part of the propeller blade or trim plane. (A damaged propeller can also cause ventilation. air bubbles are formed. Use an accurate service tachometer to verify engine operating RPM. one propeller turns in a clockwise direction while the other turns counterclockwise in order to maintain a straight course through the water.4. iTs’ causes anD correcTions Cavitation is a phenomenon that occurs in all propeller-driven craft under certain conditions. Cavitation is a normal occurrence in modern sport boats. propeller Torque anD iTs’ correcTion Some of the more powerful motors create a considerable torque effect.1) counTer-roTaTIng propellers (FIg.1).

Available propellers are listed in the Mercury Precision Parts / Quicksilver Accessories Guide. IMPORTANT: Correct rotation propeller MUST match direction or rotation of propeller shaft. Slide front thrust hub onto propeller shaft. use the next lower pitch propeller. • Operating with increased load (additional passengers. If the propeller is seized to the shaft and cannot be removed by hand. only testing will determine the best propeller for a particular application. etc. c. operating an engine above the recommended operating RPM range will cause higher than normal wear and/or damage.Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear If full throttle operation is below the recommended range. 2.). 6. the propeller must be changed to prevent loss of performance and possible engine damage. However. do NOT operate at full throttle when using the lower pitch propeller but not pulling skiers. After initial propeller selection. Install front prop nut and torque. shift into neutral and put tape over ignition switch key slot. sTern Drive 1. Remove the front prop nut. and put tape over ignition switch key slot. On the other hand. propeller reMoval anD insTallaTion 1. such as is needed for water skiing. • Operating in a higher elevation causes an RPM loss. pulling skiers. with tapered side toward propeller hub. For better acceleration. propeller parTs (fIg. Pull the propeller straight off the shaft. Coat the propeller shaft with an anti-seize lubricant. Shut off engine. remove key. FRONT THRUST HUB FRONT PROPELLER NUT FRONT PROPELLER SHAFT ANODE 3. Align splines and place front propeller on propeller shaft. shift into neutral. 7. Shut off engine. Because of the many variables of boat design. special tools are needed. ! WARNING Place a block of wood between the anti-ventilation plate and propeller to protect hands from propeller blades and to prevent propeller from turning when tightening propeller nut. Remove Propeller shaft anode and rear prop nut.) Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 4. (Refer to drive owners manual for specific torque value. propeller and thrust washer in the same manner.1) REAR PROPELLER REAR PROPELLER NUT REAR THRUST HUB PROPELLER SHAFT ! WARNING If engine is started during propeller maintenance. the following common problems may require that the propeller be changed to a lower pitch: • Warmer weather and greater humidity cause an RPM loss. serious personal injury can occur.5 . 5. 4. Remove the rear thrust washer that is behind the rear propeller.5. remove key. 4. Have the propeller removed by an authorized dealer or trained mechanic.

v-Drive For proper rotation.2) 2. Key must fit snug in prop hub and propeller shaft.4) A JAM NUT B PROP NUT C KEY D SHAFT E KEYWAY F COTTER PIN G PROPELLER • Apply a consistent coating of Prussian blue compound to the surface of the shaft taper. with little or no transfer. Step 3: Set the propeller on the shaft and slide it up the taper with the full nut ensuring that the propeller hub runs up to the mark. diameter and pitch meet specifications for specific engine installation (diameter and pitch are stamped on the side of prop hub). If the key radius does not match keyseat properly. 9.3) B E A F G • Using a clean rag. jam nut and cotter pin meet specifications. Inspect shafts and propellers to ensure the taper.6 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . (fIg. propeller InsTallaTIon (FIg. keyways. keys.6. 4. Install in the following manner: MARK SHAFT HERE propeller InsTallaTIon (FIg.Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear 8. (similar to a light coat of polyurethane).6. The distance between the prop and the strut shall never exceed one (1) shaft diameter. 4.1) C D • Remove the propeller and insert the key. stress risers and catastrophic failure could occur. Install rear thrust hub. Key must fit flat in bottom of both. (fIg. Install propeller shaft anode. propeller and nut in same manner. Special attention should be paid when confirming key fit.6.6. remove the key from the shaft and apply some lapping compound to the shaft. 2. 4. • The pattern should be consistent over the full contact area. but it should show a consistent transfer over at least 80 percent of the contact area. prop nut. • The pattern will not be complete. wipe the bore of the propeller with a small amount of penetrating oil. • Remove the propeller and inspect the pattern transferred from the shaft to the bore of the propeller. The application should be consistent and have a wet film thickness of 2 mils. • If the propeller bore shows an area. • Inspect propeller(s) to ensure the bore. Dry fit the propeller on the taper without the key and mark the position on the shaft with a permanent marker. the installation of propellers on inboard engine boats requires the right hand propeller to be installed on the starboard side and the left hand propeller to be installed on the port side. rotate the shaft so the key is top dead center. 4. 1. 4.

• Set the propeller on the shaft with the key ensuring that the propeller is in full contact and in the proper position on the taper. NOTICE If the jam nut and prop nut are installed properly. the nuts could possibly thread back on the shaft to the cotter pin. If you tighten both nuts holding only the propeller blade. Lbs. 4. Shaft Thread Diameter Size 1" 3/4" 7/8" 1 1/8" 1 1/4" 1 1/2" 1 3/4" Prop Nut Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Jam Nut Torque Torque Ft. Rotate the propeller in 60 . 1 1/4" 1 1/2" 1 3/4" 2" 2 1/2" (fIg. install the larger nut and tighten one sixth (1/6) turn after nut contacts the small propeller nut. the propeller should not loosen. Step 5: Final Installation . using the slugger wrench and mallet. • Install the cotter pin and bend each side 180°. The hub should not be heated beyond approximately 150 degrees F. (fIg. (fIg. Ft. but numerous hits on the wrench until the propeller is driven up the taper one quarter (1/4) turn after the nut contacts the propeller.7 .7.7.90 degree increments first clockwise. Step 6: Install the small propeller nut. 4.1) NOTE: The propeller hub may be heated to ease the removal process using a non-oxidizing gas such as propane. • If the propeller is not fitted with a Propsmith® or equivalent.7. clean the shaft taper and propeller bore and repeat the above steps until a transfer showing 80 percent contact is made.3) NOTE: Do not use the propeller blades as stops by wedging blocks of wood between the blade and the hull of the boat. then counterclockwise. page 8.2) Step 7: Remove the slugger wrench. Lbs. 100-125 150-175 250-275 275-300 325-350 400-425 100 100 100 100 100 100 • The propeller will begin to bind as the compound is worked out from between the shaft and propeller. • Document right hand and left hand prop make/ model installation on the Maintenance Log (Section 8.Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear Step 4: Set the propeller on the taper with the nut set loosely. the propeller nut should be used to drive the propeller up the taper.14). At this stage. 4. Use the slugging wrench making small. It is important that the above procedure be followed. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 4.apply a light coat of Never Seize® to the shaft taper.

seacock & sTraIner (FIg. The seacock body should be inspected and lubricated annually. If operation of the air conditioning is excessive it is important that the A/C unit strainer is inspected more frequently than other strainers.Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear 4. NOTE: Some seacocks are equipped with locking tee handles which must be loosened before operating the handle. seacocks & sTrainers Seacocks and strainers. close all seacocks when leaving boat for any length of time to impede water ingress in the event of water hose failure. To open the seacock.8.8. 4. 4. you must close all main engine and generator engine seacocks to prevent water from being forced into the engine’s exhaust and causing internal damage.2). Loosen wing nuts on top of strainer (Fig. 4.8 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . 4. Close the seacock by turning the handle against water flow (horizontally).2) WING NUT O-RING SCREEN STRAINER HANDLE SEACOCK seacock & sTraIner InsTallaTIon (TYpIcal) (FIg. To close. provide cooling water to the optional generator and the A/C unit. turn the handle against water flow (horizontally). SEACOCK sTraIner maInTenance (FIg. located in the bilge area.8. 4. NOTICE While being towed. STRAINER SCREEN SEACOCK HANDLE (OPEN POSITION) BILGE FLOOR SEA WATER INTAKE 2. The strainers should be inspected frequently and cleaned out when plugged.1) STRAINER STRINGER To clean The sTrainer 1.8. turn the handle in line with water flow (vertically).3) ! CAUTION As a safety measure.

sTraIner maInTenance (FIg.9. Rotate strainer cap clear of strainer housing (Fig. 4.2) 6.9.Section 4 • BilGe & Underwater Gear 3. 4.9.3) sTraIner maInTenance (FIg. 5.9. 4.1) sTraIner maInTenance (FIg. rotate cap into position on the housing. Replace the screen. Open the seacock by turning the handle with water flow (vertically) and check for leaks. Release wing nut from slot in strainer cap by pulling forward (Fig. 4. Remove and wash stainless steel screen (Fig.9 .2) 7. 4. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 4. 4. engage wing nut into slot and tighten both wing nuts.3) 4.1).9.9.

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engine fuel supply line(s). optional generator fuel supply line. Periodically check the vent to ensure that it is not clogged.Using Your Boat contains important fueling information. Take time to read all the fuel related information in both the General Information Manual and the Specific Information Manual for your boat. the valve can be opened and closed manually by turning the manual override knob.2. and fuel fill(s) (Fig.1. 5. 5. The typical gasoline fuel system consists of a fuel tank(s). electric fuel valve(s). If your boat is equipped with an optional generator. TYpIcal gasolIne fuel sYsTem (sHoWn as TWIn sTern drIves W/ generaTor) (fIg. gas fuel sYsTeM Section 3 .1 . In the event of an electrical malfunction.Section 5 • fUel SyStem 1. The fuel pickup at the fuel tank has an electric fuel valve to prevent fuel from siphoning out in the event of fuel line failure. ! CAUTION Never start an engine until you are certain that fuel fumes are not present in the engine compartment or elsewhere in the boat. The manual override knob on the side of the valve should be left in the NORMAL position at all times. when the ignition is turned OFF the valve closes.1). an additional electric fuel valve will be installed on the fuel hose between the fuel tank and the generator fuel filter.1. When the ignition is turned ON the valve opens.1) FUEL VENT HOSES FUEL FILL HOSES FUEL TANK ELECTRIC FUEL VALVES GENERATOR FUEL VALVE & FILTER (OPT) GENERATOR FUEL FEED (OPT) ENGINE FUEL FEED STARBOARD PORT Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 5.1 or 5. fuel tank vent(s). elecTric fuel valve The electric fuel valve is wired to the ignition switch. The electric fuel valve is installed in-line on the fuel hose between the fuel tank and the engine. The fuel tank thru hull vents serve as a pressure/ vacuum release and safety overflow.

2. 5.1) FUEL VENT HOSE PORT ENGINE FUEL FILTER FUEL FILL HOSE PORT FUEL TANK STBD ENGINE FUEL FILTER GENERATOR FUEL RETURN FUEL VENT HOSE PORT FUEL FILL HOSE PORT ENGINE FUEL FEED PORT ENGINE FUEL RETURN STBD ENGINE FUEL FEED STBD ENGINE FUEL RETURN STARBOARD STBD FUEL TANK GENERATOR FUEL FILTER racor® fuel fIlTer maInTenance (fIg.2) (fIg. 5. 5.2.2. 5.4) LID RUBBER LID SEAL FILTER ELEMENT TURBINE DRAIN PLUG SEE-THRU BOWL HEAT DEFLECTOR 5.3) LID T -HANDLE (fIg.Section 5 • fUel SyStem TYpIcal dIesel fuel sYsTem (sHoWn as TWIn sTern drIves W/ generaTor) (fIg.2.2 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers .

2.2).1). 8. fuel filTer MainTenance (Diesel) A major cause of poor starting or power loss is the result of a clogged filter element or a fuel system air leak. 3. Diesel fuel sYsTeM The typical diesel fuel system consists of a fuel tank(s). 4. Fill the filter with clean fuel. Your boat must be in contact with the water or a land 5.2.2. fuel filTer (Diesel) Primary and secondary fuel filters are located on your Sea Ray® to help keep the fuel as clean as possible. 4. fueling precauTions Certain precautions must be carefully and completely observed every time a boat is fueled. fuel tank vent(s). Correct any leaks with the engine shut down. marinas. 6. 7. optional generator fuel supply and return lines. sTaTic elecTriciTY anD The fuel sYsTeM There is a danger that static electricity can ignite gasoline vapors that have not been ventilated outside an enclosed area. a. Shut down the engine.3 2. if necessary. Replace the filter element at regular intervals or if a power loss is detected.2. Start the engine and check for any leaks. 5. With a suitable collection container in place.2. 1. 3. 5. fuel filter(s) and fuel fill(s) (Fig. REFER TO THE ENGINE OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION. gasohol or alcohol based fuel additive will damage the fuel filter. Replace the drain plug and. Your boat’s bonding system protects it from creating and discharging static electricity. The secondary fuel filter is located on the engine and should be replaced in accordance with the Engine Owner’s Manual. 5. Do not overtighten. 1. a. 3. even with diesel fuel. REFER TO THE ENGINE OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION. prime the filter by removing the lid (Fig. Replace the lid and tighten the lid T handle by hand only. 10. Inspect or drain the collection bowl of water daily.) Your boat has safety features that can be circumvented by not adhering to standard fueling practices. Check that the filter lid and drain plug are properly tightened. b.Section 5 • fUel SyStem 2. 5. Tighten the lid T handle by hand only. Do not overtighten.2. fuel service stations. (e. Apply a coating of clean fuel or motor oil to the rubber lid seal supplied with the new element. engine fuel supply and return line(s). NOTE: Use of any methanol. 5. The primary fuel filter is the Racor ® water separating fuel filter installed in the engine compartment (Fig. 5. Insert the new filter element with a slow downward twisting motion. 2.3).1).g. 9. Loosen the T handle on the top lid to break the vacuum within the filter (Fig. Remove the old rubber lid seal and dispose of the old seal properly. Place the new seal in position on the lid. Diesel fuel is nonexplosive but it will burn. Use extreme caution when fueling your boat from a source outside the regular venues. Shut down the engine. Remove the filter element by holding the molded handle and slowly pulling upward with a twisting motion. To Drain WaTer: 1.4) and filling the filter with clean fuel. (Fig. It is recommended that spare filter elements be carried aboard as contaminated fuel can easily plug a filter. To replace The filTer: Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . remove the drain plug and allow water and contaminants to drain. then replace the lid. Remove the lid . 5.

Portable tanks should only be filled while on the ground. and compute the engine’s hourly fuel usage. Secure the fill cap tightly. Allow an additional 15 percent fuel reserve when operating in rough seas. Fill level – fill less than rated capacity of tank. Fuel fill plates are on both the port and starboard mid decks (Fig. • • • c. Fuel nozzle – in contact with filler pipe to prevent static sparks. general: • Check fill plate label to ensure fuel is placed only in fuel tank. including blowers – power off. Passengers – unnecessary people off the boat. Close all ports. hatches – closed. Allow areas where gasoline vapors could collect to be ventilated before starting the engine(s). D.Section 5 • fUel SyStem based grounding system. Here are some helpful suggestions to keep you safe from static electricity while refueling your boat. Fuel tank should never be filled to capacity. • NEVER fuel your boat in unsafe conditions such as: suspended on a sling or in a situation that increases the likelihood of static discharge. motors and fans prior to taking on fuel. Electrical equipment. Wipe any spillage completely and dispose of rags or waste on shore. Mooring – boat tied securely to fueling pier. • • 5. and hatches. Allow for fuel expansion. Inboard tanks – grounded. Fueling should never be done at night except in well-lighted areas. doors. Know your fuel capacity and consumption. allow for fuel expansion. Avoid spills. afTer fueling checklisT: • Windows. 5. As a fuel gauge backup check. NEVER use homemade containers to fill your fuel tank. Crew – at least one knowledgeable person present. Any ignition sources should be extinguished before filling the fuel tank. Shutdown the engine. • Observe the “Rule of Thirds”: one-third fuel for trip out. hatches – open. Trim – fuel weight distributed equally. Filler pipe – marked GAS or DIESEL. • • • • • • • • • b.5.4 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . before anD During fueling checklisT: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Fire extinguisher – close at hand. doors. Always keep the fuel nozzle in contact with the fuel fill plate or the edge of the fuel tank opening throughout the filling process. Windows. Smoking material – extinguished. doors. Record the amount of fuel used since your last fill up. Engines – stopped. never on board the boat. one-third for return and one-third for reserve. windows. deduct the average hourly fuel usage from fuel tank capacity.1). Fuel carried on board outside of a fixed fuel system should be stored in an approved container or in a portable tank such as provided for outboard engines and be stowed safely outside of the engine or living compartments.

dispose of rags ashore. fuel recoMMenDaTions ! CAUTION Never start an engine until you are certain that fuel fumes are not present in the engine compartment or elsewhere in the boat. Fuel tank – secure filler cap. for proper operation. Mercury or may not be ethanol-compatible. This can lead to operational problems or safety issues such as clogged filters. The use of improper gasoline or additives can damage your fuel system and is considered misuse of the system. Your boat was manufactured. The quality of the fuel is very important for satisfactory engine performance and long engine life.Section 5 • fUel SyStem • • • Sniff test – if fuel fumes remain. significantly reducing the level of ethanol in the fuel mixture in the upper level (phase). 4. Spills – wipe. consisting of water and ethanol. Fuels with ethanol can attack some fuel-system components.1) UPPER PHASE CONDENSATION (WATER+FUEL+ETHANOL) FUEL INLET LOWER PHASE (WATER+ETHANOL) 5. operate blowers until fumes are gone. The presence of water in the fuel beyond the saturation level will cause most of the ethanol in the fuel to separate from the bulk fuel and drop to the bottom of the tank. acceptable ethanol compatible materials. if they are not made from Sea Ray Sport Cruisers example of pHase separaTIon (fIg.5. and shipped from the factory. phase separaTion Humidity and condensation create water in your fuel tank which can adversely effect the ethanol blended fuel. is deep enough to reach the fuel inlet it could be pumped directly to the engine(s) and cause significant problems. 5. Fuel should be clean and free of contamination. NOTICE GASOLINE RECOMMENDATIONS Minimum octane rating of 87 AKI. Damage caused by improper gasoline or additives WILL NOT be covered under warranty. filling The Tank It is best to maintain a full tank of fuel when the engine is not in use. such as tanks and lines. leaks or engine damage. Before introducing gasoline with ethanol into your fuel tank. ask your dealer if any components have been added or replaced that are not recommended by Sea Ray®. This will reduce air flow in and out of the tank due to changes in temperature as well as limiting exposure of the ethanol in the fuel to humidity and condensation. with ethanol-compatible materials. as indicated in the owner's manual. The fuel-system components of your Mercury engine(s) have been tested to perform with the maximum level of ethanol blended gasoline (10% ethanol) currently allowed by the EPA in the United States. If the lower level (phase). Special precautions should be considered with the use of fuel containing ethanol in your system. Engine problems can also result from the reduced ethanol/fuel mixture left in the upper phase of the tank. This will reduce the amount of water condensation and reduce the possibility of contamination. eThanol-blenDeD fuels Ethanol is an oxygenated hydrocarbon compound that has a high octane rating and therefore is useful in increasing the octane level of unleaded gasoline. Your fuel tanks should be kept full of fuel whenever possible. Care should be taken to select fuels having the octane rating recommended for the engine. A condition called phase separation can occur if water is drawn into the fuel beyond the saturation point.5 .

it is advisable to carry extra onengine filters in case filter plugging from debris in the fuel tank becomes a problem during boating. If any is found. of two months or more. As a precaution. If phase separation does occur. common to boats. create unique problems. dry load of fuel. REFER TO THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER'S MANUAL IN YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL PACKAGE F O R C O M P L E T E I N S T RU C T I O N S A N D WARRANTY INFORMATION. MainTenance Periodically inspect for the presence of water in the fuel tank. it is best to completely remove all fuel from the tank. fuel filTers Mercury already provides the appropriate level of filtration to protect the engine from debris. clean and dry the tank completely and refill with a fresh. sTorage Long periods of storage and/or non-use. The only solution is to keep water from accumulating in the tank. all water must be removed and the tank completely dried before refilling the tank with any fuel containing ethanol. maintaining a full tank of fuel with a fuel stabilizer added to provide fuel stability and corrosion protection is recommended. When preparing to store a boat for extended periods. E-85 FUELS COULD SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR ENGINES AND MUST NEVER BE USED. If it is not possible to remove the fuel. your only remedy is to drain the fuel. ! CAUTION The use of fuels containing ethanol higher than 10 present (E-10) can damage your engine and/or fuel system and will void the warranty.Section 5 • fUel SyStem aDDiTives There is no practical additive known that can prevent or correct phase separation. The addition of another in-line filter to the system will create a possible flow restriction that can starve the engine(s) of fuel.6 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . 5.

Battery life is shortened if it is drained to zero charge before recharging. The alternator only creates charging power at higher engine speeds. It may be necessary to add batteries or auxiliary charging methods to supply adequate power for any additional accessories you wish to add. Replenish only with distilled water. Coat battery terminal clamps with silicone grease. and weekly in summer and hot zones. • Check the fluid levels in the cells approximately every 4 weeks.Section 6 • electrical SyStem The 12 volt direct current (DC) electrical system (similar to that in your car or truck) derives its power from the batteries. so simply idling or trolling will not generate enough power to recharge the battery. then the negative. Ask your dealer for a careful analysis of DC power needs on your boat. The fluid level must be between the lower and upper markings. ! DANGER A battery will explode if a flame or spark ignites the free hydrogen given off during charging. as well as their ability to power the DC accessories attached to the electrical system. Running the engine to recharge the battery may not be effective. Batteries are kept charged by the engine-driven alternator or the battery charger/ converter which must be powered by shore power. Turn the battery switch to the OFF position (Battery switch is optional equipment on some models). always disconnect battery cables before doing any work on the engine’s electrical system. The negative terminal of the battery is attached to the main negative bus. Follow the charger instructions.1 . To remove the battery cables: 1. The batteries installed in your boat have been selected for their ability to furnish starting power based on engine starting requirements. Do not use metal funnel. If your boat will not be used for several weeks or more remove the battery from the boat and connect it to a charger. first replace the positive cable. keep it on when shore power is available. Never use an open flame or strike sparks in the battery area. Keep battery clean and dry. recharge it as soon as possible. This will keep the batteries properly charged and allow use of the DC powered equipment on board without draining the battery. It is recommended that a battery not be discharged more than 50 percent. The battery voltage is indicated by the voltmeter on the helm panel (on the SmartCraft™ System Tach) and on the main distribution panel located in the cabin. If the battery does become run down. See the table for the recommended battery(ies) for your boat. Remove the negative cable first. They can cause an explosion from sparks. then the positive cable. If you need to charge a battery. ! CAUTION To prevent arcing or damage to the alternator. If the boat is equipped with dockside power and an AC/DC converter/battery charger. use only a battery charger designed to charge automotive/ marine batteries. Use charger only when battery is disconnected from the boat’s electrical circuit. Turn off all items drawing power from the battery. 3. To replace the cables. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 6. • • • ! DANGER DO NOT USE JUMPER CABLES IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. 2.

It is recommended that you carry spare fuses and breakers.2 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . distributors. baTTerY sWiTch(es) Two battery switch(es) control the delivery of DC power from the battery(ies) to the engine and all equipment. All batteries should be of the same type. 6. Protective terminal covers. 4. If you need to replace a fuse or breaker. it will not be sufficient to carry the electrical load of the equipment it is connected to and will cause nuisance failures. etc. 6. age & rating. generators. NOTE: For safety and convenience the following items are not shut off by the battery switches: bilge pumps. such as rubber boots on electrical connections. lights and accessories using DC power. 3. The entire remaining DC system is turned off with the battery switch. Do not use automotive parts for these components or any jumper cables because they are not ignitionprotected and could cause a fire or explosion.2. *COLD CRANKING AMPS RECOMMENDED BATTERY: DOUGLAS BATTERY TYPE: 31DCM. which can occur when the boat is docked and unattended. DO NOT USE jumper cables in the engine compartment. If a fuse or breaker is replaced with one of lower amperage. 1 ! DANGER GASOLINE VAPORS CAN EXPLODE Use ONLY Marine-rated parts to replace such items as starters. Jumper cables are not ignition-protected. alternators. The engine compartment may accumulate dangerous explosive gasoline fumes/vapors and hydrogen gas from batteries being charged. Refer to the Specific Information Manual for the location of the battery switch(es) on your boat. must be in place when engine is operating or when working in the engine compartment. fuses anD breakers An electronics fuse block or breaker panel is typically located behind an access panel below the dash. Refer to individual component user manuals for the proper fuse and breaker sizes. Use fuses and breakers having the same amperage rating as the original or as specified. Application Engines Group 31 Volts 12 CCA* 800 Reserve 200 Qty. ITEM NUMBER: 989 OR EQUIVALENT DIMENSIONS: 13” x 613/16” x 101/16” 2. stereo memory and battery charger inputs. sump pumps. A spark produced when connecting a jumper cable can cause an explosion. This allows the bilge pump to operate any time excess fluid accumulates in the bilge. These items need constant power to perform their task. TYpIcal baTTerY sWITcH (fIg.1) ! WARNING Use of higher amperage fuses or breakers is a fire hazard. igniTion proTecTion All electrical components in the engine compartment must be ignition-protected to avoid the possibility of creating sparks in a gasoline environment. use only the same amperage as the original.Section 6 • electrical SyStem The following table describes the recommended marine cranking batteries to install in your boat.

an electrical storm or an on board system overload.3. Line voltage from the shore power is shown by the voltmeter on the main distribution panel. The black wire is the “hot” feed. Main shore poWer breaker box Your Sea Ray® is equipped with a 120VAC main shore power breaker box located on the starboard wall of the transom storage box. 120 Volt / 60 Hz Wiring (Standard System) ! CAUTION Never operate 120V shore power at less than 110 V. The green conductor of the shore power is connected through the galvanic isolator and then connected to the AC grounding bus bar behind the main distribution panel. The green conductor of the shore power is connected through the galvanic isolator and then connected to the AC grounding bus bar behind the main distribution panel.3 . The main breaker interrupts both the neutral and hot feeds in the AC circuit to prevent equipment damage due to internal overloads and external surges. and the green wire is the ground. or neutral. See the Specific Information Manual for specific locations for your boat. Never swim or allow swimming when AC system is in use. All branch breakers and switches for AC equipment are installed on the “hot” wire. 6. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 6. or neutral. 220 Volt / 50 Hz Wiring (Optional System) 12 volT accessorY recepTacle (fIg. The breaker must be ON to operate the shore AC power system. The main breakers may trip if there is a surge in line voltage. The 120 volt wiring installed on Sea Ray® boats consists of three (3) color-coded wires. it will not provide adequate protection against an electrical malfunction and will create a potential fire hazard. The brown wire is the “hot” feed. shore poWer corDs Your Sea Ray® is equipped with a 30AMP/ 120V/60 cycle shore power cord for hookup to dockside power. light blue is the common.1) ! CAUTION Never operate 220V shore power at less than 208 V. The receptacle is a cigarette lighter style plug that may be used with any 12 volt accessories using this type of plug. ! DANGER EXTREME HAZARD – Swimming near a boat operating on AC electrical system can lead to severe shock and death. All branch breakers and switches for AC equipment are installed on the “hot” wire.Section 6 • electrical SyStem If a fuse or breaker is replaced with one of higher amperage. The cord is stored in the transom storage box. b. 12 volT accessorY recepTacle Your boat has a 12 volt accessory receptacle at the helm and one in the galley. ac sYsTeM NOTE: Actual usage of equipment will depend on the amperage output of the power source available. The 220 volt / 50Hz wiring installed on Sea Ray® boats consists of three (3) color-coded wires. white is the common. shore poWer a. 7. 5. 6. and the green wire is the ground.

shore poWer The 120 volt AC main distribution panel distributes the required voltage for all the boat’s AC equipment and accessories. these units bring a new sophistication to the battery charger field. It maintains the battery voltage at the bulk charge voltage level. Never store any gear on top of the units.4V until battery reaches 90% of full charge. Generator abuse or improper maintenance may adversely affect claims made under generator manufacturer separate warranty. 4. 10. 8.this stage is designed to hold the battery at a safe. • ! WARNING Disconnect the power cable from power source before performing maintenance. baTTerY charger/converTer The battery charging unit located on the bilge component board is fully automatic and is designed specifically for the marine environment.2V) providing up to the chargers full rated amperage to accommodate DC load requirements. • 6. Follow the recommended maintenance and warranty schedule in your Generator Operator’s Manual included in the Owner’s Manual Package. such as a closed boathouse. low voltage (typically 13. Unplug the shore power.this is initiated at power up and provides the chargers full-rated current to the battery bank at a level of 14. The charge will remain in this mode until the 12 volt Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 9. The generator is warranted separately by the generator manufacturer. Turn all breakers OFF. ! CAUTION Do not run the generator in an enclosed area. ! WARNING Never block air circulation through the unit. Float Mode . To access the shore power see “Shore Power” in Section 3 . Commonly called high frequency or smart chargers. Reverse the procedure for closing the panel. as there is a possibility of buildup and inhalation of carbon monoxide. NOTICE Leave the converter running at all times to maintain the 12 volt system voltage. The high frequency characteristic has allowed these chargers to achieve a huge size and weight reduction over previously used equipment. servicing The Main DisTribuTion panel NOTE: Servicing should be referred to a qualified electrician. 3.this stage immediately follows the bulk charge mode. generaTor operaTion The procedures for starting. Normal Mode . but gradually decreases the current as the battery accepts the charge until it reaches a predetermined current level.Using Your Boat. generaTor Sea Ray® strongly urges you to fully comply with the manual provided by the generator manufacturer. The main distribution panel is hinged to swing open for servicing. 2. NOT Sea Ray®.4 . To replace a faulTY coMponenT on The Main DisTribuTion panel: 1. Remove screws from all sides except the hinged side of panel.Section 6 • electrical SyStem c. It is very important to know and understand where the power originates and how the power is distributed to the different voltage equipment and accessories. Charging characteristics contain four (4) modes: • Boost Mode . stopping and switching between generator and shore power are explained in Section 3 • Using Your Boat.

gfI ouTleT (fIg. It is your responsibility to check for and replace parts damaged due to electrolytic corrosion.5. Please read and understand the CAUTION block for GFI receptacles. all readily accessible 220V outlets are protected by a Residual Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB). Note: Check monthly to ensure that water level in the batteries is properly maintained. 6. Note: Leave the charger/converter turned ON at all times to maintain battery voltage level. 11. No safety devices yet designed will protect against all hazards or carelessly handled or misused electrical equipment or wiring. being much less "noble" than the copper-based alloys and aluminum used in underwater fittings.2) ! CAUTION Persons with heart problems or other conditions which make them susceptible to electric shock may still be injured by ground faults on circuits protected by the GFI receptacle. This current breaker includes a test switch to verify proper operation. You must set a regular schedule and look for the possibility of electrolytic corrosion (the deterioration of metals due to dissimilar characteristics when placed in salt water). 6. This is the function of the circuit breaker. REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. When the converter/ charger is in the float mode the voltage is increased to 14.4 volts which mixes the battery electrolyte to prevent battery stratification. It does not prevent line-to-ground electric shock. but not identical to the 120V GFI.Section 6 • electrical SyStem system is activated. but does limit the time of exposure Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . inTernaTional recepTacle If equipped.5 The GFI receptacle is designed to protect people from the line-to-ground shock hazards which could occur from defective power tools or appliances operating from this device. 6. • Equalize Mode . elecTrolYTic corrosion anD zinc anoDes Electrolytic corrosion of metals on power boats can result in rapid and serious deterioration of metal parts. The GFI receptacle does not protect against short circuits or overloads. It does not protect persons against line-to-line or line-to-neutral faults.5. Its function is similar.this stage activates for 15 minutes every 21 hours. Zinc.1) 12. rccb ouTleT (fIg. zinc anode plates are provided on your boat to protect underwater hardware. will deteriorate first and protect the other metals. to a period considered safe for otherwise normally healthy persons. or from down-line outlets protected by it. REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. grounD faulT inTerrupTer recepTacle (gfi) At least one ground fault interrupter receptacle is installed in the boat. To minimize electrolytic corrosion of the metals on your boat.

This connection maintains the safety ground from dockside power while stopping the flow of DC corrosive currents. zinc plates are installed on each of the trim tabs. 13. Galvanic Isolator: Electrolytic corrosion can also be caused by "stray currents" due to a fault in an electrical item. Marine elecTronic caThoDic anTi-corrosion sYsTeM The automatically controlled Cathodic AntiCorrosion System for marine installation protects underwater metals from the effects of corrosion and electrolysis on stern drives. contact your dealer. The test should be performed every 100 hours of use or annually. . or not at all. The system components are designed for marine service. In fresh water. Do not connect this zinc to the boat's ground system. If your boat is equipped with trim tabs. The anode and reference electrode are attached to the electrode assembly under each stern drive unit. the underwater metal fittings will. It is extremely important that all electrically-operated DC equipment and accessories be wired so that the ground polarity of each device is the same as that of the battery. When an AC shore power system is connected to the boat. zinc loss on the boat will be reduced. be connected through the water to grounded metals ashore.6 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers connection to the DC bonding system. The zinc anode is connected to every metal item in the boat (fuel tanks. Refer to the engine operator's manual for more detailed information. This can be caused by loose anodes or by low grade zinc or by not having a solid electrical contact between the anode and the metal it contacts. Contact your authorized Sea Ray® dealer to arrange for this test. Zinc anodes require replacement about every six months. even though correctly grounded. A galvanic current isolator (zinc saver) is standard on all Sea Ray® boats. ! CAUTION Never disconnect the green wire (safety ground) from the engine terminal. if the boat is operated in salt water. When the marina provides a zinc anode in the water bonded to the metal outlet box on the dock.Section 6 • electrical SyStem Stern drives are fitted with zinc anodes on their lower units (refer to your Engine Owner's Manual for their locations). MainTenance The Mercathode® system must be tested to ensure adequate output. NOTICE DO NOT PAINT BETWEEN THE ZINC AND THE METAL IT CONTACTS. in effect. This results in the zincs being consumed at a faster rate unless the marina maintains a protective system to prevent this. there is probably a stray current problem within the boat or at the slip or mooring.) via the green bonding wire. The solid state controller is mounted within a plastic housing on the transom in the bilge. the zinc anodes can be replaced about once a year. Your boat has a negative ground system. DO NOT PAINT THE MERCATHODE® SYSTEM. If the anodes deteriorate more rapidly than this. or by paint on the anodes. The galvanic isolator is located behind the main distribution panel in the cabin. AND DO NOT PAINT OVER THE ZINC. If the anodes do not deteriorate. etc. underwater gear. It is installed between the shore power ground and the boats' AC grounding 6. they are not protecting the other metallic parts of your boat. If the anodes are deteriorating rapidly.

air conDiTioning & heaTing The air conditioning/heating system in your Sea Ray® is of the size and capacity best suited for the size of your boat. The system is fitted with a return air filter that should be cleaned once a month. To clean the strainer. test the monitor operation when not in use for 10 days or more. When there is a buildup of CO in the cabin. See your authorized Sea Ray® dealer for information on options and accessories available for your boat. 7.1 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . (The sea water strainer should be inspected and cleaned frequently.Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS Not all options and accessories described in this manual are available on all boats and models. CALL THE NEAREST FIRE DEPARTMENT AND ASK THEM TO DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF CARBON MONOXIDE. carbon monoxIde monITor (fIg. It is important that you read and understand the CO monitor information and operating instructions. EVACUATE THE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY. Carbon monoxide may be present in other areas. slide filter out of the compressor/blower unit. carbon MonoxiDe MoniTor Sea Ray® Sport Cruisers are equipped with carbon monoxide (CO) monitors in the cabin and enclosed berths or staterooms. DO A HEAD COUNT TO CHECK THAT ALL PERSONS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR. DO NOT REENTER PREMISES UNTIL IT HAS BEEN AIRED OUT AND THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED.1. 2.1. The CO monitor is an electronic instrument that detects carbon monoxide. ! CAUTION To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.1) POWER INDICATOR DANGER INDICATOR TEST BUTTON (ON SIDE) TYpIcal aIr condITIonIng compressor/ bloWer (fIg. If the unit is operating correctly both audible and visual warning indicators will be activated. To remove the air filter for cleaning. 1.2) HORN REMOVABLE FILTER ! CAUTION This detector will only indicate the presence of carbon monoxide gas at the sensor. 7. ! DANGER Actuation of the CO monitor indicates the presence of carbon monoxide which can be FATAL. TesTing The co MoniTor Test the monitor on your boat at manufacturers required intervals by pushing the TEST button on the side of the unit. Refer to the Specific Information Manual for the system access hatch location for your boat. the monitor will alert the occupants by flashing a DANGER light and sounding an alarm. It is extremely important that you become familiar with the CO monitor and its functions. The pump draws water through a seacock in the bilge and filters it through a sea water strainer. The system is cooled to maintain optimal operating temperature by a raw water pump. The CO monitor is powered through a breaker on the Main Distribution panel in the galley. refer to Section 4 • Bilge and 7.

the fresh water system consists of a water tank. Your marine dealer may 7. clean water. REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. 3. Shutting off the faucet will cause the pump to shut off. 3.8 liters). 2. 5. use about one (1) gallon of weak bleach solution for each fifteen (15) gallons of tank capacity. Turn ON the FRESH WATER PUMP switch. 9. the pump will automatically provide water on demand. a. Your water system is now sanitized. the entire fresh water system will be filled with a sanitizing solution. Prepare the proper amount of a weak bleach solution by mixing 1/4 cup of unscented household chlorine bleach per gallon of water. 3. then flows overboard. clean water to run through the system. The fresh water system is activated by the WATER PUMP switch on the switch panel at the helm. Turn on the faucet and permit the entire contents of fresh. clean water. Fill the water tank from a source known to provide safe. If a water treatment additive is not available. 2. Fill the water system completely with fresh. 4. 12 volt water pump and water system filter. Follow the instructions provided with the additive. Switch ON the Fresh Water Pump breaker. 7. the following steps may be followed to sanitize the water system: 1. then it should be sanitized. pure drinking water by removing the cap marked WATER located on the port mid ship deck and inserting the water hose nozzle in the opening. This will flush the sanitizing solution out of the plumbing. Open the sink faucet to allow any air trapped in the water line to dissipate. then turn on the faucets and allow the air to be exhausted from the plumbing system.2 b. with fresh. Make sure the seacock for the cooling pump is open. Pump the water tank empty. By doing this. Turn ON the AIR CONDITIONER circuit breaker on the Main Distribution panel. Determine the capacity of your water tank (your standard water tank holds 24 gallons (90. 4. 10. Fill the water system again. Remember. 2. Do not mistake the fuel fill or the waste plate for the water tank fill cap. 8. This will further dilute the weak bleach solution. As long as the water pump and battery switches are on. Shut OFF the Fresh Water Pump breaker. or if you suspect that it has been contaminated. clean water. Fill the remainder of the tank with fresh. Pour weak bleach solution into the water tank. Follow the instructions in the Air Conditioner/ Heater manual for control pad operation. WaTer puMp anD filTer Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . Allow the sanitizing solution to stand in the water system for three (3) hours. 3. WaTer sYsTeM If installed. 6. Pump the water tank empty. located on the control station switch panel. have a water treatment additive that can be used to sanitize the system. saniTizing The WaTer sYsTeM If the fresh water system has not been used for some time. To begin initial operation: 1. You will need approximately one (1) gallon of weak bleach solution for each fifteen (15) gallons of tank capacity.Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS Underwater gear) The water passes through the air conditioning/heating unit. and turn on the faucet to permit the air to dissipate. To sTarT sYsTeM: 1. Shut off faucet as flow becomes free of air.

TransoM shoWer If installed. making sure the O-ring is in place when replacing the cover. To use The sYsTeM: 1. Water System. The pump comes on when there is enough water in the sump to raise the float switch and start the pump. D. then to the dockside water inlet on the boat and turn on the water at the dock. The filter prevents particles from entering the pump head. 7. The FRESH WATER PUMP breaker must be ON to operate the system. If it does not come on after one or two gallons of water drain from the shower. WaTer pump fIlTer (fIg.3. turn the WATER PUMP switch OFF and open a faucet to release pressure on the system. WinTerizing The WaTer sYsTeM WaTer pump and fIlTer (fIg.Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS The water pump and filter location differs from model to model. remove the screen and rinse with clean water. Make sure the FRESH WATER PUMP breaker is OFF. 7. E. The system uses water from the fresh water tank. Remove the plug from the face of the dockside water inlet.3 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . turn the water off and check the pump and float switch for proper operation. the transom shower pullout sprayer is located on the transom.2) FILTER SCREEN f. but is typically located near the fresh water tank. Connect a drinking water hose to the water outlet on the dock. Check the pump and float switch for obstructions and proper working order.1) WATER PUMP DISCHARGE WATER PUMP FILTER WATER PUMP WATER PUMP SUCTION e. 7. it is recommended that you run a gallon of clean water through the shower drain to clean out soap residue. 3. After using the shower. Before servicing the system. Winterization Checklist For Boats Stored on Land. shoWer sYsTeM The shower drains into a self-contained shower sump containing a pump and float switch. c. To clean the filter. DocksiDe WaTer inleT O-RING BOWL The dockside water inlet allows use of a dockside water source to provide water for the boat’s fresh water system. The sump pump is fully automatic and is protected by a breaker on the main DC breaker panel. Check the pump and float switch for obstructions and proper working order. For winterizing the water system refer to Section 8.3. COVER 2. The filter should be checked and cleaned once a season or when flow is restricted. Replace.

The Owner’s Manual Package has specific information on the system installed in your boat. requireMenTs for operaTors The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards state that in freshwater lakes. 7. heaD sYsTeM Several different Toilet (head) systems may be available for your boat. the sea water system consists of an intake seacock. the fresh water wash down spigot is located in the transom or cockpit side panel. reverse the procedure.Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS All fresh water faucets and showers are now usable. freshwater reservoirs or other freshwater impoundments whose inlets or outlets are such as to prevent the ingress or egress by vessel traffic subject to this regulation.S. The water heater has a check valve to prevent hot water from back washing into the cold water source and a pressure relief valve to avoid damage to the heater from over pressure of excessive temperature. marine sanitation devices certified by the U. WaTer heaTer The water heater is located in the engine room. paper towels or sanitary napkins in head. The tank must be emptied when it becomes full. The EPA standards further state that this shall not be construed to prohibit Sea Ray Sport Cruisers i. The system directs waste water from accessories such as the galley and head sinks and shower to the shower sump that is fitted with a float switch and pump that pumps the water to the head system holding tank. To empty the head/gray water system holding tank. If installed. Follow instructions at the station and make sure pump out station hose is inserted into the deck plate marked WASTE. fresh WaTer Wash DoWn spigoT ! WARNING • DO NOT leave boat unattended with the dockside water hose connected. graY WaTer sYsTeM If installed.4 . the services of a dockside pump out station will be needed. The pump for the sea water washdown spigots is activated by the Raw Water Pump switch on the port dash switch panel. g. a. making sure the plug is reinstalled tightly. or in rivers not capable of navigation by interstate vessel traffic subject to this regulation. Such material can damage waste disposal system and the environment. The FRESH WATER PUMP breaker on the DC main distribution panel must be ON to operate the system. sea WaTer sYsTeM If Installed (typically included in the fishing package option on the Amberjack® series). 4. a pump that feeds the live baitwell and another pump that feeds the washdown spigots in the cockpit and the bow rope locker. The system uses water from the fresh water tank. Read that material. or of any waste derived from sewage. 5. treated or untreated. ! CAUTION Do not flush facial tissue. h. The water heater is powered by a breaker on the main distribution panel in the cabin. To disconnect the system. the gray water system is designed for boats that are used in areas that restrict overboard water discharge. Coast Guard installed on all vessels shall be designed and operated to prevent the overboard discharge of sewage. Both pumps are protected by a breaker on the control station breaker panel. The baitwell is operated by a switch at the baitwell. • Dockside water should be connected during periods of heavy water usage only.

the Great Lakes and interconnecting waterways. at the station and make sure pump out station hose is inserted into the deck plate marked WASTE. The vent filter is installed in-line on the holding tank ventilation hose. They also state that waters where a Coast Guard certified marine sanitation device permitting discharge is allowed include coastal waters and estuaries. See Parts Manual for correct replacement filter. the services of a dockside pump out station will be needed. The light on the DISCHARGE PUMP switch on the DC Distribution Panel will be lighted when the macerator is operational. If the light is not lighted. it is visual confirmation the macerator seacock is closed and that the macerator cannot be operated. or EMPTY. D. REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. The macerator seacock is equipped with a system interlock switch which prevents the operation of the macerator when the macerator seacock is closed. 6.5. When these lights are ON. T h e fo o t p e d a l at the base of the toilet opens a mechanical seal and vacuum forces waste through the opening in the bowl to an accumulator tank. If equipped. The holding tank fluid level indicator is located on the main distribution panel or in the head which indicates 3/4 FULL. and other flowing waters that are navigable interstate by vessels subject to this regulation (40 CFR 140.3). The filter must be changed at the beginning of each boating season to be effective. Close waste discharge seacock and remove handle or take other measures to avoid fine. holDing Tank operaTion Waste from the head is directed into the holding tank located behind the block-off in the aft end of the ski locker. The vent filter is located on the holding tank. When the FULL light is on. the macerator seacock is normally closed. the optional macerator gives the boat operator the means of discharging the holding tank contents directly overboard through a seacock in the bottom of the hull. vacuflush® heaD The VacuFlush® head utilizes vacuflusH® Head a HEAD SYSTEM breaker (fIg. Note: Do not over fill the holding tank as this will flood the vent filter and render it useless. the holding tank must be emptied before the head can be reused. Turn ON the WATER PUMP breaker. 7. 1/2. Filter replacement will then be required. The holding tank can also be emptied through utilization of the macerator (if supplied) (see Macerator in this section). MaceraTor Discharge puMp WiTh seacock inTerlock sYsTeM NOTICE There is a possibility of being fined for having an operable direct overboard discharge in some waters.Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS the carriage of Coast Guard-certified flow-through treatment devices which have been secured so as to prevent such discharges. freshwater lakes and impoundments accessible through locks. Follow instructions Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . the DO NOT FLUSH light will also be on. venT filTer The vent filter is designed to control odors associated with the head system operations. through the vacuum pump and then to the holding tank or treatment tank. Turn ON the HEAD SYSTEM breaker. To Operate: 1. c. b.5 DocksiDe puMp-ouT To empty holding tank. 2. FULL and DO NOT FLUSH. Since direct overboard discharge is prohibited in many areas. This is available in conjunction with the dockside pump out. or on some models may read FULL.1) on the main distribution p a n e l . 7.

• Continuously discharge entire contents of portable fire extinguisher through port immediately.1) Your boat may be equipped with an automatic fire extinguisher system located aft of the engine. auToMaTic fire exTinguisher sYsTeM auTomaTIc fIre exTInguIsHer ( fIg. 7. BLOWERS AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ! WARNING • In case of fire DO NOT open engine box or compartment. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND EXTINGUISH ALL SMOKING MATERIALS. Have portable extinguishers at hand and ready. Refer to the Specific Information Manual for your boat for location. IF A FIRE OCCURS. turn the switch to OFF and close waste discharge seacock. To operaTe The MaceraTor: 1. POWERED VENTILATION. 2. LIGHT ON-UNIT CHARGED LIGHT OFF-UNIT DISCHARGED IF SYSTEM DISCHARGES. When tank is empty. I M M E D I AT E LY S H U T D OW N A L L E N G I N E S. IMMEDIATELY SHUT DOWN ALL ENGINES. 3. the heat sensitive automatic head will release the extinguishant as a vapor. Do not open the engine compartment immediately! This feeds oxygen to the fire and flashback could occur. 7.6 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . POWERED VENTILATION. NOTE: Turn OFF discharge pump to prevent accidental discharge. 3. 2. fire exTinguisher porT Boats not equipped with the automatic fire extinguisher option are equipped with a fire extinguisher discharge port.2) AUTOMATIC EXTINGUISHER SYSTEM 1. 7. cycle the macerator seacock handle open and shut to ensure proper operation of the seacock 7. if installed. Turn ON the DISCHARGE PUMP breaker on the salon DC distribution panel and open the waste discharge seacock located on the bilge floor. In the event of a fire. DO NOT IMMEDIATELY OPEN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT!! THIS FEEDS OXYGEN TO THE FIRE AND FLASHBACK COULD OCCUR. Allow the exinguishant to “soak” the compartment for at least fifteen (15) minutes and for hot metals or fuels to cool before cautiously inspecting for cause of fire. DO NOT IMMEDIATELY OPEN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT!! THIS FEEDS OXYGEN TO THE FIRE AND FLASHBACK COULD OCCUR. auTomaTIc fIre exTInguIsHer IndIcaTor lIgHT ( fIg. IF ACTUATION OCCURS. Operate DISCHARGE switch at the WASTE SYSTEM CONTROL area on the main distribution panel. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND EXTINGUISH ALL SMOKING MATERIALS. • Shut down engine and blowers. a fire extinguisher can be inserted through the port and discharged into the engine compartment without having to open the engine box. Do not breathe fumes or vapors caused by the fire.6. SHUT DOWN ENGINE(S). 8. MainTenance Prior to each use and at regularly scheduled intervals. totally flooding the area in fire-killing concentrations.6.Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS Check that the macerator seacock handle is in the open position and the light on the switch is lighted before operating the macerator. In the event of a fire.

Manual fire exTinguishing sYsTeM pull hanDle Located at the helm.2) TO MANUALLY ACTIVATE THE ENGINE ROOM FIRE EXTINGUISHER: 1. PULL PIN 2.1) located at the helm CHARGE DISCHARGE 2 1 SEA-FIRE NORMAL Engine Shutdown Override System OVERRIDE The system indicator and switch module (ENGINE SHUTDOWN AND OVERRIDE SYSTEM) operates similarly to the indicator light for the gas engine boats. The safety pin is used on boats equipped with the Manual Fire Extinguishing System Pull Handle. When the system discharges it will shutdown the engine. Diesel engine boaTs auTomaTIc fIre exTInguIsHer IndIcaTor lIgHT (dIesel engIne) ( fIg. NOTE: THE MANUAL SYSTEM WILL NOT OPERATE IF SAFETY PIN IS INSTALLED. The pin MUST be removed in order to manually operate the system. located on the control station starboard panel. 7. when the ignition is ON the charge indicator light is ON.7. 7.7. 2. The indicator light. D. To operaTe: 1. Early detection and use of the manual override system will reduce fire damage by eliminating the time necessary for heat in the engine room to rise to a temperature necessary to activate the automatic fire extinguisher. Under normal circumstances. the manual fire extinguisher system allows the operator to manually activate the automatic extinguisher in the engine room. The module also incorporates an engine shutdown switch with override system. gasoline engine boaTs The system indicator light is wired to the ignition and is turned ON when the ignition is turned ON. the light will go OFF.Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS a. 7. safeTY pin Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 7. manual fIre exTInguIsHIng sYsTem pull Handle ( fIg.7. located at the neck of the extinguisher bottle in the engine room is for shipping and transfer of the bottle only. PULL HANDLE b. engIne room fIre exTInguIsHer ( fIg. indicates to the helmsman when the unit has discharged. The safety pin. If the unit discharges.3) REMOVE SAFETY PIN c.7 . Pull red FIRE handle quickly and briskly. Pull pin securing the handle.

Boats enclosed with canvas or with poor ventilation are most likely to collect fumes. nausea and dizziness. The rear (aft) curtain also has a WARNING tag stating “The Aft Curtain must not be used while engine is running or boat is underway”. For safety and ease of installation and removal of canvas.8 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . If your canvas does not have these tags. zip the zippers only partially. Ventilate boat. helping the other sides zip or snap easier. For your safety. for more details. Adjustable Support Rods: Adjustable support rods are located on the Convertible and Bimini Top. ! DANGER In rainy weather and/or cold weather. decide which canvas pieces you want to remove or install before you leave the boat slip or off-load your boat from the trailer into the water.Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS 7.4. insTallaTion Tips • Zippers: Zippers are located on each canvas piece. There is an outside tube and an inside tube. fresh air must circulate through boat to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Know which canvas piece(s) that you are to install or remove. carbon monoxide will build up and cause death or permanent injury. This will ensure a tight fit. canvas care anD MainTenance See Section 9. Damage to the boat or Bimini may occur. Refer to the Specific Information Manual for your model or your Authorized Sea Ray® Dealer for information on what options are available for your boat. Attached to the inside of the Bimini Top is a DANGER tag for Carbon Monoxide Gas (CO) buildup and a WARNING tag for limiting speeds when Bimini Top canvas is installed. finish zipping all the zippers. Removing or installing canvas on the water can be difficult since rough water or wakes can cause you or your passengers to lose their balance while attempting canvas removal or installation. After all the sides of the piece are snapped in place.4. When attaching any canvas piece. See Section 1. for more details. Do not use the rear (aft) curtain while engine is running or boat is moving. This helps to hold the piece in place and relieves tension. the Bimini Top or sunshade should not be used when the vessel speed exceeds 45 MPH. Do not mistake these symptoms for sea sickness. • ! DANGER Exhaust fumes from engines contain deadly carbon monoxide gas (CO). 7. Carbon Monoxide. Carbon Monoxide. The typical canvas pieces available are: Sunbrella® Bimini Top w/ Boot Aft Curtain Front Curtains Side Curtains Canvas Storage Bag Cockpit Cover w/ Tonneau If included. use at least two people. contact your dealer for replacement labels. for instructions on the care and maintenance of your canvas. Each model has different standard and optional canvas packages and pieces. Make sure canvas is centered over the metal canvas support rods (bows). a. canvas ! DANGER If the cockpit is totally enclosed with canvas covers and curtains while the engine is running or boat is moving. Push in the button to adjust for longer or shorter rod lengths. CO sickness symptoms include headache. they become lost or are unable to be read. b. See Section 1.

the underwater lights are protected by a fuse on the accessory fuse block (refer to Specific Information Manual for your model for location of the accessory fuse block). 9. Docking lighTs If Installed. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 7. REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. They are operated by the DOCKING LIGHTS switch on the switch panel at the helm. the docking lights are protected by a fuse on the accessory fuse block (refer to Specific Information Manual for your model for location of the accessory fuse block). unDerWaTer lighTs If installed.Section 7 • optionS & acceSSorieS 8.9 . 10. The underwater lights are designed for use ONLY while the boat is in the water. horn The horn is operated by a momentary switch on the dash and is protected by a fuse on the accessory fuse block (refer to Specific Information Manual for your model for location of the accessory fuse block). They are operated by the ACCY switch on the switch panel at the helm.

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Include all shift linkage and pivot points Check for looseness Check for operation Check Check for leaks with engine running Clean Check Check for leaks Clean Replace Tighten Replace Check General Manual p. OR ANNUALLY Battery Bilge Area Bilge Blower Bilge Pump Canvas Controls Steering Gear Shift & Throttle Electrical Connections **GFCI (AC) Outlet Engine Alarm Cooling System Connections Crankcase ventilating system Drive belts Exhaust System Flame Arrestor Fuel Filter Mounts (Fasteners) Oil and Filter oil level Check water level Clean and check Hose connections tight Float switch operates freely Clean Check for proper operation Power steering oil level Lubricate. and you must reduce the time between inspections if your observations indicate the need. 6.3 • • • • As Needed • • • Engine Manual Engine Manual To be done by Sea Ray dealer every six months • • • • To be done by Sea Ray dealer annually General Manual p. 4. service and maintenance activities. This section also contains descriptions of some convenient methods for evaluating the condition of some of your boat’s systems. 4.Section 8 • reqUired inSpection. service anD MainTenance INTERVAL ITEM REQUIRED MAINTENANCE/SERVICE REFERENCE SOURCE BEFORE EVERY USE AFTER FIRST 20 HOURS EVERY 25* OR 50 HOURS EVERY 50* OR 100 HOURS EVERY 6 MOS.1 General Manual p. service and maintenance of your boat’s systems are vital to assure your safety. Service & maInTenance Routine inspection. The chart below summarizes inspection.1 General Manual p. depending on the environment your boat is in. suMMarY guiDe for inspecTion.5 Engine Manual Engine Manual Engine Manual Engine Manual Engine Manual Engine Manual Engine Manual Engine Manual Engine Manual Engine Manual Engine Manual Engine Manual • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Stern Drive (With Stern Drive Engine Option) Fluid level Check level Fluid Replace *Use in salt water or other severe operating conditions requires shorter maintenance/service intervals **May not be on your boat Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 8. The intervals listed below are recommended maximums. 4. You should develop regular routines for inspecting your boat. as well as for prolonging the life of your boat. 6. For example. 1.1 General Manual p. corrosion of parts on boats operated in salt water proceeds much faster than the corrosion of parts on a boat operated in fresh water.1 . The interval between necessary service or maintenance is highly variable.2 General Manual p. and on the severity of operating conditions. 9.

1 Engine Manual • • • • • • • • Sliding Seats and Ladder Helm Seat Spray slider with light coating of spray lubricant Transom Swim Spray slider with light coating Ladder of spray lubricant Propeller Seaworthiness Bilge drain plug Hull damage Stern drive Topside & Supplies Anchor rope Transmission Oil Strainer Screen Trim Tabs Fluid Zincs Transom Zinc Trim Tabs Inspect for damage Installed and tight Check for loose.5 • • To be done by Sea Ray dealer annually • Every 25 hours of operation Every 25 hours of operation *Use in salt water or other severe operating conditions requires shorter maintenance/service intervals **May not be on your boat 8. 5. 6. OR ANNUALLY Fuel System Connections & Lines Tank Water Separating Fuel Filter Check for leaks Check for leaks Replace Engine Manual Owner’s Manual p.2 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . 8. service anD MainTenance ITEM Section 8 • reqUired inSpection. Service & maInTenance INTERVAL REQUIRED MAINTENANCE/SERVICE REFERENCE SOURCE BEFORE EVERY USE AFTER FIRST 20 HOURS EVERY 25* OR 50 HOURS EVERY 50* OR 100 HOURS EVERY 6 MOS. damaged or missing parts Check rope for wear Clean Check and add as needed Check and replace as needed Check and replace as needed Trim Tab Manual Owner’s Manual p.1 • • • Always after striking object Always after striking object Owner’s Manual p.12 Trim Tab Manual Owner’s Manual p.suMMarY guiDe for inspecTion. damaged or missing parts Check for loose. 4.

IGNITION SELLING DEALER CITY & STATE LENGTH VERTICAL CLEARANCE ESTIMATED WEIGHT GENERATOR SERIAL # MODEL # KILOWATTS BEAM DRAFT DOOR STATE Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 8.3 . useful service inforMaTion OWNER HOME PORT BOAT NAME REGISTRATION NUMBER HULL SERIAL NUMBER WARRANTY REGISTRATION DATE ENGINE MAKE & MODEL SERIAL NUMBER PART NUMBER FUEL CAPACITY WATER CAPACITY KEY NUMBER.Section 8 • reqUired inSpection. Service & maInTenance 2.

Refer to your Engine Operator’s Manual for additional engine maintenance requirements. When you see such contamination. If it does not. 8. grease and oil. Once or twice a year. bilge area Section 8 • reqUired inSpection. Check the bilge pump float switch by moving it manually. breakers and/ or pull fuses before checking electrical wiring or connectors. Clean fuel filters and vent screens. Service & maInTenance 2. you should look for its source. ! WARNING DO NOT USE FLAMMABLE SOLVENTS to clean any part of the bilge. Check all exposed nuts. For example. first try resetting the bilge pump breakers. bolts and screws for tightness. • • • • 3. Add distilled water to the battery cells as needed. Make certain you do the following each time you use the boat: • • • Wipe off the engine to remove accumulated dust. check and adjust the belt tension according to the engine manufacturer’s recommendation. Any stain around a joint could be an indication of a leak. look for leaks in engine oil lines and engine gaskets. Always shut off battery switch. have it serviced or replaced before boating. Test all fittings with a wrench to be sure they are not loose. Clean and lubricate the battery cables. Be sure that all the limber holes are open. engine oil leaks and fuel system leaks will show themselves as contamination on the surface of the liquid that remains in the bilge.3. oil If there is oil contamination. but do not forcefully overtighten the fittings. Inspect the belts for wear. engine Engine failure or malfunction. • ! WARNING Work on electrical wiring can create shock hazards or sparks. can be dangerous. Many of your boat’s systems have critical features located in the bilge area. service anD MainTenance proTocol a. when away from shore. Fumes can accumulate and can be the source of an explosion. if it does not. The bilge pump should start when the float switch is raised and should stop when lowered. A thorough and organized inspection of the bilge area will address many of these critical features. if the pump will still not run replace the float switch before using your boat. including the fuel tank fill lines and vents. fuel sYsTeM • Inspect the entire fuel system for evidence of leakage. inspecTion. Inspect engine wiring.4 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . If parts of the bilge have been stained by oil. The float switch should also move freely without sticking. If they do not require replacement. and clean and tighten the terminals on the engine electrical system. the stain can be removed using a bilge cleaner available from your dealer or a marine store. • 1. pump the bilge areas dry and remove all loose dirt. Limber holes are the openings in the stringers that allow water to flow from the outboard areas of the bilge to the bilge sump.

Check the signaling equipment and emergency flares. Remove hull drain plug. Remove engine drain plugs. baTTerY(ies) • • • • • Remove from boat. Straighten kinked hoses. in the bilge for tightness and corrosion. Replace any hose that does not feel pliable. Check the nuts. hoses and clamps. b. for loose or corroded fasteners. c. Evidence of deterioration will first appear around hull fittings. Store on wooden pallet or thick plastic in a cool dry place. • Check cleats.corroded terminals and connectors should be replaced or thoroughly cleaned. fiTTings. Wiring sYsTeM • • • Check all wiring for proper support. Repair or replace as necessary. etc. • • • • b. Check all terminals for corrosion . Do not store on concrete. making certain it is REFER TO YOUR ENGINE OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON PREPARING THE ENGINES FOR STORAGE AND WINTERIZATION. mooring and towing lines. Make certain you have enough PFDs on board for the maximum number of persons you can carry. then the positive (+) cable. • • • 5. boaT sTorage • • • Store boat in a bow high attitude. Check your first aid kit. Make sure all items are within their expiration dates. Pour one (1) pint (half-liter) of 50% water/ antifreeze mixture in each bilge pump sump. breaks. Check all hose clamps for tightness and corrosion. rings. hoses anD claMps • Inspect the entire bilge area for evidence of damage or deterioration. Repair or replace as required. you should undertake a thorough review of the topside equipment. Check fire extinguishers for full charge. engines • • Flush engines with fresh water.Section 8 • reqUired inSpection. Check all wiring insulation for signs of fraying or chafing. Grease terminal bolts. etc. WinTerizaTion checklisT for boaTs sToreD on lanD a. Keep under a trickle charge. Service & maInTenance 4. 4.5 . sharp edges or other conditions that could lead to malfunction or unsafe use. • complete and that the items in it have not passed an expiration date. Remove grease and dirt from top surface. Corroded fasteners must be replaced. bolts and screws that retain equipment. Inspect the anchor. as well as of the critical safety supplies on your boat. hoses. Corroded clamps must be replaced. Inspect PFDs (life jackets) for tears and deterioration. Remove the negative (-) cable first. Tighten all terminals securely and spray them with light marine preservative oil. rails. • • • Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 8. TopsiDe anD supplies Once a year.

Pour in enough to be pumped to all faucets and showers. heaD sYsTeM • • • • Flush entire system thoroughly with fresh water. NOTE: When blowing air be careful not to blow air with all faucets closed. With all water pumped out of the system add nontoxic antifreeze to the water tank. Pump out holding tank. Pump out holding tank. Run engine(s) for ten minutes to ensure that all gasoline in the carburetor and fuel lines are treated. Flush one (1) gallon (four liters) antifreeze mixed with one (1) gallon (four liters) of water through toilet and let vacuum pump run for one or two minutes. System could be damaged by over pressurization and create water leaks. using pressurizeD air To reMove WaTer froM WaTer lines: • • • • You must have an air compressor with air hose and air nozzle. • Diesel: • Fill fuel tank with diesel and recommended 8. WaTer heaTer WinTerizaTion • Refer to your water heater Owner’s Manual for detailed information on preparing water heater for storage and winterization. Remove water line from inlet fitting located on back bottom half of water valve on head. recharge as necessary and reinstall in boat. Blow air through the water lines removed from the water pump. Service & maInTenance • When placing battery back into service. l e t s y s t e m d ra i n completely. D. Turn OFF the FRESH WATER PUMP breaker. Close all faucets and turn on water system. Water must be removed from the water lines with air pressure or flushed with a nontoxic antifreeze. Shut FRESH WATER PUMP breaker OFF. Close faucet when nontoxic antifreeze comes out of faucet. • Cover hose ends with screen or broad weave cloth and tape in place to keep out dirt and bugs. WaTer sYsTeM • • • • Turn ON the FRESH WATER PUMP breaker.Section 8 • reqUired inSpection. open all faucets and pump out remaining nontoxic antifreeze. After all faucets and showers have been treated. Remove water hoses from water pump. Open one faucet at a time. f. O p e n wa t e r fa u c e t . Alternate opening one faucet at a time to make sure water is removed from each line. • • • • • e. remove excess grease from terminals. WaTer sYsTeM gasoline: • Fill fuel tank with gasoline and the recommended amount of stabilizer and conditioner such as “Stabil®”.6 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . • using nonToxic WinTerizing anTifreeze: • Purchase a nontoxic winterizing antifreeze for fresh water systems from a marine or RV supply retailer.

Filling a tank until the fuel flows from vents is dangerous.Section 8 • reqUired inSpection. clean the terminal posts with a wire brush or steel wool and then attach the cables.) normally left aboard your boat. Check fuel lines for damage and/or leaks.) and personal gear (fishing poles. fuel sYsTeM Check the entire fuel system for loose connections. leaks. GPS. such as “Stabil®” or Racor® RX100”. This is a primary safety precaution. baTTerY(ies) Before installing the batteries. smear the post and clamps with vaseline or grease to exclude air and acid. Clean bilge thoroughly if it was not done at lay-up. Be alert for any deteriorated hoses and/or fittings below the water line which might fail in service and admit water. Check fuel lines for damage and make sure that they do not come in contact with any moving parts. Examine all wiring. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 8. Service & maInTenance amount of biocide. This will absorb water in the fuel and prevent freezing problems. Check bilge blowers for proper operation. 6. etc. After the cable clamps are tightened. etc. “Biobor®”. Allow room for expansion. Miscellaneous • Check all thru-hull fittings for unobstructed water passage. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED BY THE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER AND CAN BE FOUND IN THE OWNER’S PACKAGE. Check all wiring for loose connections. which prevents bacteria and fungi from contaminating diesel fuel that contains some water. worn hoses. • Diesel fuel should also get a petroleum distillate additive. 5. Test the navigation lights. Make sure that they do not come into contact with moving parts.7 . b. remove and stow any removable electronic gear (fish finders. • • • • • ! CAUTION Do not overfill. Check all engine fluid levels. Run engine(s) for ten minutes to ensure that all diesel fuel in injectors and fuel lines is treated. Make sure the hull drain plug is in place and tight. lock the cabin door. fiTTing ouT afTer sTorage a. Do not apply grease before attaching and tightening the terminal clamps. and repair. Anchor lines and gear should be inspected and replaced if necessary. Always remove the keys from the ignition. • • • • • DETAILED WINTERIZING. Check all switches and equipment for proper operation. etc. lock hatches. securiTY consiDeraTions Be conscious of the security of your boat. Turn ON blowers and place hand over hull blower vent to make sure air is coming from vent. c.

8. Add a few drops of lubricating oil inside. Service & maInTenance With boat out of water.7. Work handle back and forth a few times. remove the hose from top of the seacock. Put seacock handle in closed position. seacock (fIg. Add oil as needed. seacock lubricaTion • • • • • • Section 8 • reqUired inSpection.1) SEACOCK HANDLE HOSE OPEN HOSE CLAMPS CLOSED SEACOCK BODY PIVOT POINT 8. Replace hose and tighten clamp.8.8 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers . Add a few drops of oil to the handle pivot point.

.............. Engines & Generator Open (handle parallel to hose)............. 8. Secured 7........... Working 5................... Fuel Tank ............................................................ Diesel Racor Fuel Filters ............................. Engine Coolant Drain Plug .......... Service & maInTenance 8.... Working 6.......................... Fully charged (Check water cell levels) 2..................................... quick reference checklisT As the owner/operator of a Sea Ray® boat..................................... Ignition keys .... Installed 3...... Working.. Full 8................ Empty 9................................... a..... Trim Tabs ......... Check that filters are clean... Is it going to be safe to go out 2............................................................................................................................................................... Radio/Electronics.......................... Available for all children and adults 4... Steering Fluid ......... No excessive play or binding 7................... Check for leaks 4........ Fresh Water Tank ......... Full range of motion *Note: Many of these items should be checked before leaving the house....................................................... Head System Holding Tank Closed (handle perpendicular to hose) engine 1.............................9 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers ..................... Check that filters are clean and tight 5.......................................................... PFDs and all other Coast Guard required safety equipment ...... Blowers .............. Tool Box ...... tight and free of water 6.... Always be sure that required documents......................................................... Working..................................... Navigation Lights ..................... Throttle & Gearshift Control Test . Transom Drain Plug .............. Available 5................. Horn ... Weather Conditions .......... Seacocks ... Full range of motion............................................. Filled and sanitized 8.................... Stocked with a variety of appropriate tools boaT sYsTeMs 1..Section 8 • reqUired inSpection................................. Filled with recommended fuel 3.. Batteries ................ you are responsible for the safe operation of your boat and the safety of your passengers. Head System Holding Tank .... boarDing The boaT* general 1..... navigational equipment and Coast Guard required safety equipment is aboard and in proper working order......... Bilge Pumps ............. Fuel Filters . Working............................................... Fuel System.................................... Discharge any appreciable amounts of water overboard 2................................. Have spare bulbs (and if applicable fuses) aboard 4... “Sniff” the bilge/engine compartment for fuel odor 3.

...... In the ON position 2...................................................... Test........................10 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers ......quick reference checklisT (conT’D) b......... Shift in NEUTRAL (Refer to your Engine Owner’s Manual for start-up procedures for your specific engine) 2........ “Sniff” the bilge/engine compartment for fuel odor...... Bilge/Engine Compartment ..... refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual for further troubleshooting procedures 8......... Turn master ignition keys on DC distribution panel to the ON position................... Fuel Valves (Diesel Only)............................* ! WARNING Do not run the engine or generator in an enclosed area. This also will allow the battery to recover between starting attempts................ Should sound after a few seconds 4........... IMPORTANT: Do not continue to operate starter for more than ten (10) seconds without pausing to allow starter motor to cool off for two (2) minutes............................................................. as there is the possibility of buildup and inhalation of carbon monoxide................................ Lines......... Run the bilge blowers for at least four (4) minutes...................... such as a closed boat house.... Disconnected from dockside power inlet 3.......................... In NEUTRAL and IDLE positions sTarTing The engine* 1...... Instructed in duties for getting underway and fitted for a correct size PFD engine 1.. *If engine fails to start..... preparing To DeparT anD afTer launching general Section 8 • reqUired inSpection........ Shore Power Cable .... Gear Shift & Throttle Control .. then release to RUN position (light on)............ Ready for use 4..... Engine Alarm ...... Fenders and Anchor................. Battery Switches . 2.. Open 3...... Service & maInTenance 1.. Ignition ................... Depress ignition switch on the helm switch panel to START position until engine starts....................... Passengers/Crew .. Gearshift & Throttle Control ...........

.. Throttle & Gearshift Control ...................................... Run the bilge blowers if necessary. Check idle and shift..................11 ...... Ready for use boaT sYsTeMs 1... Navigation Lights ..... On at night or in reduced visibility engine 1.................................. Fenders and Anchor................... Lines... Check for water in bilge................ ON if necessary 3........ Service & maInTenance quick reference checklisT (conT’D) c................................................ Trim Tabs ...................................... Continually monitor 3................................................................................ Engine Gauges ............ reTurning To porT general 1.. Turned OFF when secured 2..... Idle the engines for five (5) minutes to cool down Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 8.......... Bring boat to “On Plane”........................Section 8 • reqUired inSpection................................ Instructed in duties for line handling 2... Run bilge pumps if necessary engine 1....... “Sniff” the bilge/engine compartment for fuel odor................... Engines operating in safe RPM range 2............................. Adjust as necessary 2........................... Tachometer ...................................................................................... Stowed boaT sYsTeMs 1......... Engine Operation............................... Lines and Fenders .. Safely seated with PFDs on or immediately accessible 2.... Passengers/Crew ....................... Tachometer .... Passengers/Crew ....................... Listen for abnormal noises and visually check the engine compartment while underway D....................... Navigation Lights .... Bilge/Engine Compartment ............ Bring to IDLE and NEUTRAL positions 2........................... While unDerWaY general 1.... Anchor Light .

...... Fuel Valves (Diesel Only)........... Check ignition switch connections sTarTer MoTor responDs.. Check electrical connections on engine wiring harness and ignition wiring 8.............................. Helm Switch Panel. Check battery switch in the ON position 5......... Lines and Fenders ...........12 Sea Ray Sport Cruisers ................. Ignition ............. Depress ENGINE STOP switches on the helm switch panel when engines are cooled down........................................... Engine Operation... Check battery condition for sufficient charge 3............. Connected to dockside power inlet boaT sYsTeMs 1........... Check fuel filters and filter/water separators are clean 3................................... Check that fuel tanks are not empty 2....... Check idle and shift........................... Check starter motor and solenoid connections 6.. Fenders in place. Listen for abnormal noises e................................ Closed (handle perpendicular to hose) 2.................... In the OFF position 1......... Seacocks ..... Check battery cable connections tight and free from corrosion 4............................ lines tied securely to dock 2............... All switches in the OFF position 3..............................quick reference checklisT (conT’D) Section 8 • reqUired inSpection................. Service & maInTenance 3....... buT no igniTion 1.................... securing The boaT general 1. Gearshift & Throttle Control .... 4......... Check gearshift control lever in the NEUTRAL position 2...................... Ignition ............................... if The engine Does noT sTarT no sTarTer MoTor response 1.......................... In the NEUTRAL and IDLE positions engine 1. Switched in the OFF position (lights off) and master ignition keys removed from DC distribution panel 2............. Closed (handle perpendicular to hose) f..... Battery Switch .. Shore Power Cable ......................

Use the area below to list any equipment and the proper operating condition of that equipment before getting underway.13 . Equipment Proper Operating Condition Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 8. Service & maInTenance 9. afTer MarkeT equipMenT checklisT Any safety or operational equipment added to your boat after delivery should be checked for seaworthiness and proper working condition.Section 8 • reqUired inSpection.

10. MainTenance log

Section 8 • reqUired inSpection, Service & maInTenance

Follow the recommended maintenance listed on pages 1 & 2 of this section and keep a record of this and ALL maintenance performed on your boat. You might want to copy these pages before using them to have blank ones available when these are full.

Date

Maintenance Description

Engine Hours

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Section 9 • care & refiniShinG
Your new boat has been designed to provide you with years of enjoyment and satisfaction. In order to maintain the factory new appearance of your boat, we recommend the use of 3M™ Marine's one step Maintenance and Reconditioning Products designed specifically for pleasure boats. Following proper fiberglass maintenance guidelines will help maintain your boat's performance, value, and enjoyment. In northern climates, a waxing at the start and end of the boating season may suffice. In southern climates, an application of wax every three months will be required for adequate protection.
REFER TO THE OWNER’S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.

keep bilge area DrY

1. painT cleaning agenTs anD oTher subsTances
! WARNING
EXPLOSION/FIRE HAZARD Care and refinishing materials may contain ingredients that are flammable or explosive. Do not use such materials in the bilge Shut off electrical power and ventilate when using such materials anywhere on the boat or in the cabin. Do not create sparks or use lighted materials.

! WARNING
Gelcoat surfaces are slippery when wet. Always wear nonslip footwear securely fastened to your feet and hold on to rails or the boat structure.

! WARNING
Waxed surfaces are slippery. Do not wax areas that are usually walked on.

Do not use products containing chlorine, phosphates, perfumes and nondegradable ingredients. Consult your marine dealer regarding environmental regulations before painting the hull. Fumes can last for hours, and chemical ingredients can harm people, property and the environment. Common household cleaning agents may cause hazardous reactions. Read and understand directions on all paint, cleaning and polishing materials before using.

Water may accumulate in the engine room where it is not able to drain to the bilge pump. Check all areas of the engine room for accumulated water and dry thoroughly. Water left standing may penetrate through the gelcoated surfaces and wick into the fiberglass affecting the life of the product.

3. sTains anD scraTches
Although gelcoat and painted surfaces are resistant to deep stains, a need for cleaning will occasionally arise. But, the use of some common cleaning agents will permanently discolor or otherwise damage the finish on your boat. • Do not use abrasive porcelain-cleaning powders. These are too abrasive and contain chlorine and ammonia, either of which will permanently discolor gelcoat and paint. Never use nail polish remover (acetone) or any ketone solvents. Use diluted household detergents to remove surface soil and stains. Before using a given brand, check to make sure it contains no chlorine or ammonia. Alcohol can be used to remove difficult stains. But it must be promptly washed off with mild
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2. fiberglass anD gelcoaT
The fiberglass hull, deck and some interior parts consist of a molded shell and exterior gelcoat. The gelcoat is the outer surface, often colored, that presents the shiny smooth appearance associated with fiberglass products. This gelcoat surface is painted or taped in some areas for styling purposes. Wash the gelcoat and fiberglass regularly with clean, fresh water. Wax gelcoated surfaces to maintain the luster.
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detergent and water. • Minor scratches and deeper stains that do not penetrate the gelcoat may be removed by light sanding and buffing. rust. To help protect the stainless, we recommend the use of a good car wax.

b. salT crYsTals
When instruments are exposed to a saltwater environment, salt crystals may form on the bezel and the plastic covers. These salt crystals should be removed with a soft, damp cloth; never use abrasives or rough, dirty cloths to wipe plastic parts. Mild household detergents or plastic cleaners can be used to keep the instruments bright and clean.
REFER TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION.

4. perManenTlY MooreD or DockeD boaTs
If permanently moored in salt water or fresh water, your boat will collect marine growth on its bottom. This will detract from the boat’s beauty and greatly affect its performance. There are two methods of preventing this: • Periodically haul the boat out of the water and scrub the bottom with a bristle brush and a solution of soap and water. Paint the hull below the waterline with a good grade of antifouling paint. DO NOT paint the engine drive surfaces.

7. gauge anD sWiTch panels
No special care is needed. Just wipe off with a soft, fresh water damp cloth to remove dust or salt. Dry after with chamois or soft cloth. Use of protective chemicals is not required. NOTE: Do not use any chemicals to clean or protect gauge lenses.

NOTE: There are EPA regulations regarding bottom paint application. Consult your Sea Ray® dealer for proper application methods.

5. care for boTToM painT
From time to time a slight algae or slime forms on all vessels. The bottom painted portion of the hull can be wiped off with a coarse Turkish towel or a piece of old rug while the boat is in the water. Do not use a stiff or abrasive material to clean the bottom paint. The bottom paint should be inspected annually. If it needs repainting consult your Sea Ray® dealer.

8. acrYlic plasTic sheeTing (plasTic glass)
Never use a dry cloth or duster or glass cleaning solutions on acrylic. To clean acrylic, first flood it with water to wash off as much dirt as possible. Next, use your bare hand, with plenty of water, to feel and dislodge any caked dirt or mud. A soft, grit-free cloth may then be used with a nonabrasive soap or detergent. A soft sponge, kept clean for this purpose, is excellent. Blot dry with a clean damp chamois. Grease and oil may be removed from acrylic with kerosene, hexane, white (not aviation or ethyl) gasoline or aliphatic naphtha (no aromatic content). Do not use solvents such as acetone, silicone spray, benzine, carbon tetrachloride, fire extinguisher fluid, dry cleaning fluid or lacquer thinner on acrylic, since they attack the surface.
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6. TopsiDe areas
a. sTainless sTeel anD alloY fiTTings
Stainless steel and alloy fittings should be cleaned with soap and water or household glass cleaner. Remove rust spots as soon as possible with a brass, silver or chrome cleaner. Irreversible pitting will develop under rust that remains for any period of time. Never use an abrasive like sandpaper or steel wool on stainless. These may actually cause
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The clear vinyl should never be folded or creased as cracking will result. the recommended methods for storage are rolling or laying down flat. rinse the canvas completely with fresh cold water. To protect the clear vinyl from rubbing against itself while rolled or stored flat. clean water and allow the fabric to air dry in a well ventilated place. The fabric can be cleaned without being removed from the installation. If you have stubborn cleaning cases. DO NOT USE DETERGENTS. inTerior upholsTerY fabric NOTICE Always clean spots. to insure that cleaning material will not cause damage. canvas anD clear vinYl Do not fold or store any of the canvas pieces while wet. When storing the rear (aft) curtain. always consult the directions before using any cleaner or conditioner. 12.3 . etc. particles. Then let the canvas dry completely before stowing. Do not try your own cleaning procedures as they may permanently damage the canvas. are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric. etc. obtainable at marine supply stores.it leaves rust specks. then roll or store flat. is in your Owner’s Manual Package. All metal components of the canvas should be rinsed with fresh cold water and exposed components wiped dry to maintain appearance and working order. 9. place a piece of very soft. hose down and clean with a mild solution of a natural soap in lukewarm water (no more than 100°F. All canvas should be rolled or folded when dry and stored in a clean.Section 9 • care & refiniShinG Remove fine scratches with fine automotive acrylic rubbing and polishing compounds. 9.. REFER TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND OTHER CLEANING INFORMATION. you must also provide for fresh air circulation. call your dealer for proper procedures. immediately. 10. Heat alone will not prevent mildew. 38°C). Teak Teak does not require refinishing but should be cleaned and oiled occasionally with products specifically for teak. etc. preferably away from direct sunlight. For clear vinyl pieces. Bronze wool is available and should be used. dry place. Several penetrating protective coatings are available for treating teak and their use is considered advantageous. Because some cleaners can damage gelcoats. The fabric should be cleaned regularly before substances such as dirt. After each use. Test an unseen area of fabric before cleaning stain. pollen. Sea Ray Sport Cruisers 11. fold the canvas over the clear vinyl window (do not fold clear vinyl). REFER TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL PACKAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. If the surface of the clear vinyl becomes scratched. Do not use steel wool in cleaning teak . stains. rinse with plenty of cold. Cleaning and maintenance information provided by the material manufacturer. Wash and clean vinyl windows with a warm soap solution. aluminum and other materials on your boat. Allow to completely dry.. rinse thoroughly to remove soap. After scrubbing. nonabrasive cloth between the pieces. Use a soft cloth or sponge and do not scratch the surface. Mildew can occur if your boat does not have adequate ventilation. Simply brush off any loose dirt. especially in salt water areas. exTerior upholsTerY fabric Exterior fabrics should be cleaned with a sponge or very soft scrub brush and a mild soap and warm water solution. the canvas manufacturer has provided a canvas care sheet located in your Owner’s Manual Package.

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