240LS Interior - Rear Seats

Interior Care

Bilge
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.



CAUTION!

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 conditions.

Hoses
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 applications.

Windows and Windshields
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Replacement parts are available through your boat dealer or the product manufacturer.

GLASS
Glass breakage for any reason is not covered by warranty (consult your insurance policy).

CAUTION!

Never use acetone, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, lacquer thinner, or similar type solvents. They penetrate the glass/plexiglass surfaces and causes hazing that will obstruct visibility.

DECK HATCHES
Always be sure the hatch is fully closed and locked when trailering the boat.

Sunbrella 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 moisture.
  • Vinyl coated tops can be cleaned with detergent and water. For extreme cases of soil on 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.

Acrylic Products

CAUTION!

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 cleaning instructions:

  • 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.

Electrical
Your Stingray is equipped with a standard 12 volt battery. The battery comes with a nonmetallic box to help contain spills and prevent corrosion.

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.

WARNING!

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.


CAUTION!

Do not turn battery switch to OFF setting while engine is running; alternator and wiring damage could occur.

lounge seat in upright position Vinyl
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 with water.

Variations in surface gloss

Wipe with a water dampened soft cloth and allow to air dry.

Stubborn dirt

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.

Liquid spills

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.


CAUTION!

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.

Note:
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.

Painted Products
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.

DETERGENT SOLUTION:
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.

ALCOHOLS

  • Denatured alcohol (ethanol)
  • Methanol (wood alcohol)
  • Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)

PETROLEUM SOLVENTS

  • 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 nonmetallic washer.



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