Your bilge accumulates oil and
greasy dirt over a period of time and should be cleaned out. Usually, ordinary soap and
water will remove the accumulation, if not, a car wash steam cleaner will do the job.
Electrically operated bilge pumps are subject to malfunction and are no
substitute for frequent inspection of the bilge, especially during periods of long rain, high seas or storm
Fuel lines, vent hoses, and drain hoses should be checked frequently for leaks and clogs. If a leak occurs
around a fitting, then tightening the hose clamps may be all that is necessary. However, if the leak continues,
replace the hose immediately. Surface cracking on the hose indicates wear or old age, and replacement is
recommended. Use fuel system parts certified for marine use only. Do not substitute automotive parts in marine
Windows and Windshields
Replacement parts are available through your boat dealer or the product manufacturer.
Glass breakage for any reason is not covered by
warranty (consult your insurance
Never use acetone, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, lacquer thinner, or
similar type solvents. They penetrate the glass/plexiglass surfaces and causes hazing that will obstruct
Always be sure the hatch is fully closed and locked when trailering the boat.
Tops and Curtains
Your Tops and Curtains will give you years of service, if you follow these simple rules:
- Never roll up top when wet.
- Always store your top in the boot section of your boat.
- Never trailer your boat with the top up.
- Brush down top occasionally, both inside and outside. Mildew thrives on dust and
- Vinyl coated tops can be cleaned with detergent and water. For extreme cases of
the vinyl surface, scrub with a solution of ammonia and water, then rinse.
- Roll curtains, do not fold. Store them in a clean dry place.
- Do not allow petroleum products, including bug sprays, to come in contact with tops
or curtains. This will break down mildew inhibitors and cause clear vinyl to turn
brown and crack.
Do NOT use acetone, gasoline, or household glass cleaners. These products
cause crazing when exposed to sunlight. Some commercial glass cleaners contain acetone.
The sparkling clarity of acrylic products can be preserved for many years following these
- Washing: Wash with mild soap or detergent, using a soft cloth or chamois.
- Scratch removal: Minor scratches can be removed with a plastic cleaner-polish
or a good grade commercial automotive paste wax.
- Removal of tar, grease, paint, etc.: Use a good grade of naphtha or kerosene.
Your Stingray is equipped with a standard
12 volt battery. The battery comes with a nonmetallic box to help contain spills and prevent
Check your battery terminals frequently for corrosion. Clean terminals with a baking soda
and water solution and a wire brush. Also, check the fluid levels in the cells. Usually, a
level approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the plates is sufficient. If needed, fill with
distilled water. However, some batteries are sealed, and this process is not necessary. Read
directions when applicable.
If you operate your Stingray sparingly, you may want to charge your battery occasionally.
To recharge, remove the battery from the boat and remove the battery caps (when applicable).
Recharge the battery according to the directions enclosed with your battery charger.
Battery electrolyte can cause
severe eye damage and burns to the skin. Wear goggles, rubber gloves and a protective
apron when working with battery. If spillage occurs, immediately wash area with a
solution of baking soda and water.
Do not turn battery
switch to OFF setting while engine is running; alternator and wiring damage could
In general, most soil can be easily cleaned with warm soapy water and several clear rinses.
Moderate scrubbing with a medium bristle brush will help to loosen the soiling agent from
the depressions of embossed surface. Certain commercially available products clean stains
from vinyl very effectively. Check the label on the product to see if it is recommended.
Certain household cleaners, powdered abrasives, steel wool and industrial cleaners can
cause damage and discoloration and are not recommended. Dry cleaning fluids and lacquer
solvents should not be used as they will remove the printed pattern and gloss. Waxes
should be used with caution. Many contain dyes or solvents that can permanently damage
the protective coating. Always remove stains immediately. Do not use 409® cleaner
or silicone based products.
Surface mildew is best removed with a mixture of one tablespoon of ammonia, 1/4 cup of
hydrogen peroxide, and 3/4 cup of water. Rinse several times with clear water.
Use caution cleaning embroidery stitching on upholstery.
For owners of 220SX, 230SX, and 240CS models:
The following information is taken from a Morbern "Care and Cleaning"
brochure. Care suggestions are those of Morbern, makers of the Allante product used
on your boat.
The interior vinyl of your boat (Allante) should be periodically cleaned to maintain
its appearance and to prevent buildup of dirt and contaminants. Any stain, spill or
soiling should be cleaned up promptly to prevent the possibility of permanent staining.
When cleaning, always rub gently.
Dry soil, dust & dirt
Dried on dirt
Remove with a soft cloth.
Wash with a soft cloth dampened
Variations in surface gloss
Wipe with a water dampened soft cloth and allow to air dry.
Wash with a soft cloth dampened with Ivory soap & water. Rinse with clean water.
Stubborn spots and stains
Spray with either Fantastik Cleaner, or Tannery Car Care Cleaner, and rub with a soft
cloth. Rinse with clean water.
Wipe immediately with a clean absorbent cloth.
Rinse with clean water.
Food grease and oily stains
Spray immediately using either Fantastik Cleaner, or Tannery Car Care Cleaner, wiping
with a soft cloth. Take care not to extend the area of contamination beyond its
original boundary. Rinse with clean water.
Powdered abrasives, abrasive cleaners, and steel wool damage vinyl, as do strong
solvents, lacquer solvents and inks.
Lotions, sun tan oil, waxes and polishes, etc., contains oils and dyes that can
cause stiffening and staining of vinyls.
Never use steam heat, heat guns or hair dryers.
Stronger cleaners, detergents and solvents may be effective in stain removal, but can
cause either immediate damage or slow deterioration. Many such materials are wrongly
recommended in the Marine and other related industries. The use of such cleaners is
at the owners own risk.
Maintaining the finish of all marine products requires care and cleaning, with special attention
for saltwater applications. A variety of methods are available to remove surface deposits. Prior
to using any cleaning materials, test clean a small inconspicuous area before use on a large scale.
The cleaning agent should be applied with a soft cloth or sponge. Never clean painted products with
wire brush, steel wool, sandpaper, or any abrasive materials that can damage the paint. Do NOT
use any metal polish, cleaner, acetone or toluol.
We recommend using a mild detergent solution to remove most airborne soils. To remove
non-water soluble deposits like tar, sealants, grease, oil, paints, graffiti, etc., we
recommend using alcohol or petroleum solvents such as mineral spirits.
Use 5% solution of commonly used commercial or industrial detergent in water. Cleaning with
the solution should be followed by an adequate rinse with clean water.
- Denatured alcohol (ethanol)
- Methanol (wood alcohol)
- Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
- Mineral Spirits
- Turpentine (wood or gum)
- VM&P Naphtha
NEVER USE ACETONE OR TULUOL
The life of all painted products can be prolonged by waxing it with a good grade commercial
car wax (follow manufacturer's instruction.)
HOLE DRILLING IN PAINTED SURFACES
Any hole drilled in painted surfaces can damage the paint seal. If salt water gets under the
seal, corrosion around the hole can result. If holes are drilled in painted surfaces, we
recommend applying a thin coating of silicone sealer around the hole. If screws or fasteners
are screwed into painted surfaces, they should be separated from the surface with a