Check cleaning products for flammability.
Ventilate when cleaning or painting.
J. Steering Failure
If a problem with the steering occurs, shut down the
engine immediately. Check the connections to the drive
Disconnect electrical system from its power source unit in the engine compartment. Some boats have a
before performing maintenance.
push/pull cable while others will have hydraulic hose
connections. With cable connections, check the at-
Replace breaker or fuse with same amperage de- taching hardware and tighten it if necessary. If you have
vice. hydraulic hose connections, check to see if they are
leaking. If so, tighten the connections and check the
Electrical appliances must be within rated amper- hydraulicfluidreservoirlevel. Moststerndrivesarepower
age of boat circuits. Observe the boat carefully assisted and have their own hydraulic reservoir and en-
while the electrical system is being energized.
gine mounted drive pump; check the level of reservoir
and drive pump belt. If the steering is not operating
Allow only a qualified marine electrician to service properly, do not operate the boat and call for assistance.
the boats electrical system.
K. Additional Underway Information
G. Medical Emergency
Always be aware of local laws on noise limits. Noise
means engine noise, radio noise or even yelling by
people on your boat. Good seamanship demands
that you operate your boat quietly so as not to in-
fringe on the rights of others. Don't use thru-tran-
som exhaust unless you are well off shore.
Accidents while boating can and may happen. Be pre-
pared to handle these emergencies when they happen.
Keeping a first aid kit and dry blankets on board can
assist during these situations. It is also a good idea to
contact your local Red Cross for information and train-
ing on first aid and CPR.
by your boat's wake. Observe no wake speed zone
warnings. Operate your boat with regard for the
safety of other boats and people in your boating
H. Propulsion Failure
Before you call for help regarding an engine or drive unit
failure, it is a good idea to eliminate the possibility of
simple problems. Turn off the engine and check to see
that (1) there is fuel in the tank; (2) the engine cooling
intakes on the outdrive are not clogged; (3) props are
clean and free of weeds, netting, etc. ; (4) no hoses are
leaking; (5) there is oil in the engine.
Keep your engine well tuned to decrease exhaust
hydrocarbon emissions that pollute the air and wa-
Once you have checked out the possibilities listed above T - 11 RETURNINGTOSHORE
and find they are not the problem, call for help giving
your position and a detailed description of your boat.
Always approach the dock slowly. Think before acting.
If you are wondering whether your boat will fit in a space
In the unlikely event of a shift/throttle failure, shut down against a dock, remember that pilings are often (but not
the engine immediately. Carefully check the control always) spaced 10 feet apart.
connections in the engine compartment to see if they
are secure. If not, try to locate the attaching hardware Remember that it is easier to control a boat in reverse
and reassemble. If that is not possible, try to use what- because a boat steers from the stern. When backing
ever is available such as paper clips, hair clips, tape, into a slip, back so that bow swings into the wind if
etc. , to secure the connections. If a temporary repair possible. You will have more control.
is made, return to port at the slowest steerable speed
and be prepared to take emergency action should the If possible, come in against the wind or current, which-
temporary repair fail also. Have your dealer make re- ever is stronger. Approach the dock at a 30-45° angle.
pairs before using the boat again.
As the boat nears the dock, slowly swing parallel to it.
Tie the bow line first; then the stern.
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
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