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STEERING RULES

Any time two (2) vessels on the water meet one another, one vessel has the right-of-way. 

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WSIA - WATERCRAFT SAFETY VIDEO

Safety and etiquette is outlined in the video below so that everyone will enjoy a fun and safe day on the water.

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SAFETY AFLOAT

Many accidents can be avoided if an operator is completely familiar with the boat, its operation, and can recognize potentially hazardous situations before an accident occurs.

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TRAILER MAINTENANCE & QUICK TIPS

Easy ways to take care of your trailer's appearance and function.

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BOAT TRAILER SPECIFICATIONS

When selecting a tow vehicle for your MasterCraft, it is important to determine the exact weight of your boat and trailer. These weights must be confirmed before you can choose...

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WALK-AROUND TRAILER INSPECTION

The majority of potential roadside issues can be eliminated by a walk-around visual inspection of the trailer. 

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BOAT REGISTRATION & NUMBERING

All undocumented vessels equipped with propulsion machinery must be registered in the state of principal use. A certificate of number will be issued upon registering the vehicle...

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ANCHORING

Anchoring is done for two principal reasons: first, to stop for fishing, swimming, lunch or an overnight stay, and secondly, to keep a boat from running aground in bad weather or as a result...

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OPERATOR'S LICENSE

Some states are implementing operator's license requirements. These requirements vary widely.

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CHECK THE BALLAST PUMP IMPELLER

This applies only to X and XStar boats equipped with some type of ballast system. The number of ballast pumps varies from system to system. 

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LUBRICATE THE STEERING SYSTEM

For cable systems only (both standard steering and DockStar Handling System); hydraulic steering maintenance must be completed by an authorized MasterCraft Dealer only. 

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PROPELLER MAINTENANCE

Propeller damage is caused by striking solid objects.

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CHECK THE ENGINE MOUNTS

CAUTION:  Some engine parts become very hot during operation. This inspection must be completed while the engine is cool to prevent burns to your skin. 

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SALTWATER CARE

MasterCraft boats have been designed for operation in fresh water unless equipped with the Salt Water Package. I

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STAINLESS STEEL & CHROME | ANODIZED ALUMINUM

Stainless steel, chrome-plated and anodized aluminum parts are not totally resistant to corrosion. 

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HOW TO DRIVE FOR A WAKESURFER

In this How-To, Travis Moye of the Boarding School gives you some basic tips on how to lose the nervousness and drive for the rippers in your crew.

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HOW TO FIND THE SWEET SPOT WAKESURFING

In this How-To, Travis Moye of the Boarding School provides some basic instruction on how to break up with your surf rope and find that allusive sweet spot while wakesurfing.

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HOW TO TEACH A KID TO WAKESURF

In this How-To, Travis Moye of the Boarding School gives you a few basic tips to get kids up on a wakesurf board, helping mom and dad trade in frustration for fun.

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ETHANOL FUELS

When you fuel your MasterCraft boat having an ILMOR engine, please be certain that you do not use a fuel blend that exceeds 10% ethanol, or which contains any methanol. 

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ENGINE FUEL LEVELS

Starting the engine with fuel levels below the acceptable standard will likely cause damage to the fuel pump. 

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GENERAL POWER PACKAGE PREP

Step 1  Lubricate the throttle and shift linkages and cables with multi-purpose grease.  Step 2 MasterCraft recommends that batteries be removed from the boat for winter storage. ...

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LOW VOLTAGE BATTERY ALARM

In the event that the stereo has been functioning when the boat is not ON and running, the voltage drain on the battery (or batteries) may result in difficulties with restarting the boat.

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DUAL BATTERIES

Because of the demanding drain on the electrical system by modern MasterCraft boats, it has become necessary to implement a dual battery system. 

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BATTERY CHARGER

As a convenience, a battery charger is offered as an option. The charger is designed to recharge the batteries and also to extend battery life in applications where the boat is store...

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12 VOLT RECEPTACLES

12-volt receptacles allow external electronic devices to charge from the boat's electrical system. Location MasterCraft boats have one (1) or more 12-volt receptacles. Examine...

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ALUMINUM ANODE

Galvanic corrosion (electrolysis) is the decomposition of metal due to the effects of electrolytic action. 

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TRANSOM PROTECTION FILM

A clear barrier between the transom of the boat and the numerous outside elements.

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BALLAST SYSTEM WINTERIZATION

Ballast tanks, pumps, hoses and fittings must be properly winterized to prevent freezing damage during winter storage. Because of the complexity of preparing a ballast system for win...

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REACTIVATING THE BOAT AFTER STORAGE

Seven (7) simple steps to reactivate your boat after storage.

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GENERAL POWER PACKAGE WINTERIZATION

Step 1 Lubricate the throttle and shift linkages and cables with multi-purpose grease.  Step 2  MasterCraft recommends that batteries be removed from the boat for winter storage. ...

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