To order parts call us at 800-231-8978.

Please have your yacht’s hull identification number (HIN) available during your call.

Click on the Preventative Maintenance pages on the right to view and download.

Winterization and Storage

Before you store your boat for an extended period of time during which temperatures could fall below freezing (such as during winter), you must properly winterize it. Winterizing your boat removes all water from its various systems. If this water froze, it could cause extensive damage to the boat and its systems.

Carver Yachts recommends that you hire a professional to winterize your boat and its systems. Carver Yachts also recommends that you place your boat in dry (out-of-water), as opposed to wet, storage. Some of the winterizing procedures can only be completed when the boat is out of the water. Dry storage also gives you the opportunity to thoroughly inspect your boat’s hull and underwater components for any maintenance needs.

Lifting
To lift your boat from the water, hire an experienced professional who has the proper equipment and is trained in lifting yachts. The boat’s hull must be properly supported during the lifting operation to avoid serious and permanent hull deformation.
CAUTION: Do not place a lifting strap around the boat’s shaft or any other underwater component.

Use approved lifting straps. “SLING” tags are located on the sidedeck of the boat. These are the only places where lifting straps should be positioned for lifting.
WARNING: Never go under the boat when it is suspended in a lift.

Blocking
When your boat is placed in dry storage its hull must be properly blocked to avoid damaging it. You can either use a cradle or blocking supports.

If you are using a cradle, the forward end of the cradle should be slightly elevated to position the boat in a bow-high attitude. This allows any water in the bilges to flow to the back of the aft bilge and drain through the hull drain.

All of the blocking supports should be setup to prevent the boat from shifting while it is in storage.

Winterization – Systems
The following paragraphs explain how to winterize the systems that require it.
CAUTION: Your boat must be properly winterized before storage. Failure to winterize the boat could result in damaged pipes, valves, faucets, tanks, hot water heater, and other components.

Engines
Refer to the OEM information for details on winterizing the engines.

Generator
Refer to the OEM information for details on winterizing the generator.

Marine Satcom Unit (MSU) Storage
If your boat is equipped with a MSU, during off-season storage the unit should be deactivated. During winter storage the unit should be turned “OFF.”
CAUTION: If the boat is not stored in a heated facility you will need to remove the internal battery to prevent freeze damage. Refer to the OEM information for details on removal of the unit.

Air Conditioning System
Refer to the OEM information for details on winterizing the air conditioning system. Carver recommends that you have a qualified marina winterize your air conditioning system for you.

Fresh Water System
Refer to the Fresh Water System of your Owner’s Manual for a description of your boat’s fresh water system.
CAUTION: When winterizing your boat’s fresh water system, drain the entire system including the water heater.

Draining the System
1. On the AC Control Center, switch the Water Heater circuit breaker “OFF.”
CAUTION: Do not supply power to the water heater when it is empty. Doing so may damage the unit’s heating element.
2. On the Safety Breaker Panel:
a. Turn the Accessory Battery master disconnect switch to the
“ON” position.
b. Switch the Main – One circuit breaker “ON.”
c. Verify that the Shower Sump circuit breaker is “ON.”
3. On the DC Control Center:
a. Switch the Main circuit breaker “ON.”
b. Switch the Water Pump circuit breaker “ON.”
4. Open all sink and shower faucets on the boat, including the faucets for the
optional cockpit hand shower and cockpit fresh water washdown.
5. When there is no more water coming from any of the sink taps, shower heads,
or washdown, switch the Water Pump circuit breaker “OFF.”
6. Drain the water heater. Refer to the OEM information for details on draining the water heater.

Winterizing the System
1. Pour 25 gallons of nontoxic recreational vehicle antifreeze into your boat’s fresh water tank.

NOTE: If the fresh water system loses pressure during this procedure, you will have to add more antifreeze into the water tank.

CAUTION: You must use a nontoxic, non-alcohol, RV-type (pink) antifreeze in your boat’s fresh water system. Using the wrong type of antifreeze can damage the fresh water system. The repair of such damage is not included under the terms of the Carver Limited Warranty.

2. Close all faucets.
3. On the DC Control Center, switch the Water Pump circuit breaker “ON.”
4. If your boat does not have the optional grey water holding system, place a large bucket under the sump discharge fitting and galley sink drain fitting. This catches the antifreeze pumped out in the next step. Refer to Thru-Hull Fittings in your Owner’s Manual for the exact location of these fittings.
5. Open the galley sink cold water faucet. When a steady stream of antifreeze flows from the tap, close the faucet. Repeat this step for the galley hot water faucet, then for each cold and hot water faucet on the boat, except for the optional cockpit hand shower and cockpit fresh water washdown.

For the cockpit hand shower, place the shower head in a bucket before turning on the shower faucet. This catches the antifreeze, which can be reused. Proceed as described earlier in this step.

For the cockpit fresh water washdown:
a. Remove the hose from the fresh water washdown fitting.
b. Place a bucket under the washdown fitting to catch the antifreeze, which can be reused.
c. Open the washdown faucet. When a steady stream of antifreeze flows from the fitting, close the faucet.
6. If your boat does not have the optional grey water holding system, pour
one quart of antifreeze into the shower and each sink drain. Otherwise, refer to the Grey Water Holding System in your Owner’s Manual to winterize the shower and sink drains.

Preparing the System for Use Again
When you remove your boat from storage and prepare to use it again, flush the entire fresh water system with fresh water. Nontoxic antifreeze is colored, so the water system is adequately flushed when uncolored water flows from all of the faucets and shower heads. You may need to fill the water tank more than once to flush the system.

Raw Water Washdown
Before performing this procedure on the optional transom raw water washdown, your boat should be pulled from the water.

Refer to the Raw Water Washdowns in your Owner’s Manual for a description of your boat’s raw water washdown system.
1. Close the seacock that supplies the raw water washdown pump with seawater.
2. Disconnect the end of the hose that is attached to the washdown side of
the seacock.
CAUTION: You must use a nontoxic, non-alcohol, RV-type (pink) antifreeze in your boat’s raw water washdown system. Using the wrong type of antifreeze can damage the raw water washdown system. The repair of such damage is not included under the terms of the Carver Limited Warranty.
3. Place the disconnected hose end into a bucket that contains about a gallon of nontoxic recreational vehicle antifreeze.
4. Remove the hose from the transom raw water washdown fitting.
5. Place a bucket under the washdown fitting to catch the antifreeze, which can be reused.
6. On the Safety Breaker Panel:
a. Turn the Accessory Battery master disconnect switch to the “ON” position.
b. Switch the Main – One circuit breaker “ON.”
7. On the DC Control Center:
a. Switch the Main circuit breaker “ON.”
b. Switch the Washdown Pump circuit breaker “ON.”
8. When a steady stream of antifreeze flows from the washdown fitting, switch the Washdown Pump circuit breaker “OFF.”
9. Reconnect the hose to the washdown fitting.
10. Reconnect the hose that was disconnected in Step 2.

Bilge
Refer to the Bilge System Section in your Owner’s Manual for a description of your boat’s bilge system.
1. Open the hull drain. Leave the drain open while your boat is in storage.
2. Remove all water from the bilge.
3. Clean the bilge as described in the Bilge System Section of your Owner’s Manual.

Sanitation System
Before performing this procedure on the sanitation system, your boat should be pulled from the water. Refer to the OEM information for more information on winterizing the sanitation system.

Refer to the Sanitation System Section of your Owner’s Manual for a description of your boat’s sanitation system.

There are two types of sanitation systems: the standard system and the overboard discharge system.

Standard Sanitation System
1. Empty the waste tank as described in Emptying the Waste Tank Section in your Owner’s Guide. Remove as much of the fresh water used in flushing the tank as possible.
2. If the toilet uses seawater to flush, follow steps a – d below; otherwise, proceed to step 3.
a. Close the seacock that supplies seawater to the toilet.
b. Disconnect the toilet seawater hose from the seacock.
c. Flush the toilet until all water is drained from the seawater hose.
d. Reconnect the seawater hose to the seacock. Leave the seacock closed.
CAUTION: You must use a nontoxic, non-alcohol, RV-type (pink) antifreeze in your boat’s sanitation system. Using the wrong type of antifreeze can damage the sanitation system. The repair of such damage is not included under the terms of the Carver Limited Warranty.
3. Flush 4 gallons of nontoxic recreational vehicle antifreeze through the toilet and allow it to remain in the waste tank while the boat is in storage.
4. When you remove your boat from storage and prepare to use it again:
a. Pour 5 gallons of fresh water through the toilet.
b. Empty the waste tank as described in Emptying the Waste Tank Section of
your Owner’s Manual.
c. If the toilet uses seawater to flush, open the seacock that supplies seawater
to the toilet. Flush the toilet a few times to prime the sanitation system.
d. Charge the waste tank by adding deodorizer. Use the brand of deodorizer
recommended by your Carver Dealer.

Overboard Discharge System
1. Empty the waste tank as described in Emptying the Waste Tank of your Owner’s Manual. Remove as much of the fresh water used in flushing the tank as possible.
2. If the toilet uses seawater to flush, follow steps a – d below; otherwise, proceed to step 3.
a. Close the seacock that supplies seawater to the toilet.
b. Disconnect the toilet seawater hose from the seacock.
c. Flush the toilet until all water is drained from the seawater hose.
d. Reconnect the seawater hose to the seacock. Leave the seacock closed.
CAUTION: You must use a nontoxic, non-alcohol, RV-type (pink) antifreeze in your boat’s sanitation system. Using the wrong type of antifreeze can damage the sanitation system. The repair of such damage is not included under the terms of the Carver Limited Warranty.

3. Flush 10 gallons of nontoxic recreational vehicle antifreeze through the toilet.
4. Under the boat, place a large bucket under the overboard discharge fitting to collect antifreeze pumped out later in this procedure. Refer to the Thru-Hull Fittings in your Owner’s Manual for the exact location of the overboard discharge fitting.
5. Open the overboard discharge seacock.
6. If your boat has the optional grey water holding system, turn the Y-valve to select the waste tank.
7. On the Safety Breaker Panel:
a. Turn the Accessory Battery master disconnect switch to the “ON” position.
b. Switch the Main – One circuit breaker “ON.”
8. On the DC Control Center:
a. Switch the Main circuit breaker “ON.”
b. Switch the Waste Pump circuit breaker “ON.”
9. Turn the overboard discharge pump switch “ON.”
10. When a steady stream of antifreeze flows from the overboard discharge fitting, turn the overboard discharge pump switch “OFF.”
11. Close the overboard discharge seacock.
12. On the DC Control Center, switch the Waste Pump circuit breaker “OFF.”
13. When you remove your boat from storage and prepare to use it again:
a. Pour 5 gallons of fresh water through the toilet.
b. Empty the waste tank as described in Emptying the Waste Tank section of your Owner’s Manual.
c. If the toilet uses seawater to flush, open the seacock that supplies seawater to the toilet. Flush the toilet a few times to prime the sanitation system.
d. Charge the waste tank by adding deodorizer. Use the brand of deodorizer recommended by your Carver Dealer.

Grey Water Holding System
Before performing this procedure on the optional grey water holding system, your boat should be pulled from the water. Winterize the grey water holding system only after you have winterized the fresh water system.

Refer to the Grey Water Holding System of your Owner’s Manual for a description of your boat’s grey water holding system.

There are two types of grey water holding systems: the standard system and the overboard discharge system.

Standard Grey Water Tank System
1. Empty the grey water tanks as described in the Grey Water
Holding System section of your Owner’s Manual. Remove as much of the fresh water used in flushing the tanks as possible.
2. On the Safety Breaker Panel, verify that the Shower Sump circuit
breaker is “ON.”
CAUTION: You must use a nontoxic, non-alcohol, RV-type (pink) antifreeze in your boat’s grey water holding system. Using the wrong type of antifreeze can damage the grey water holding system. The repair of such damage is not included under the terms of the Carver Limited Warranty.
3. Pour 3 gallons of nontoxic recreational vehicle antifreeze through the shower and each sink drain.
4. When you remove your boat from storage and prepare to use it again:
a. Pour 5 gallons of fresh water through the shower and each sink drain.
b. Empty the grey water tanks as described in the Grey Water Holding System section of your Owner’s Manual.
c. Charge the grey water tanks by adding deodorizer. Use the brand of deodorizer recommended by your Carver Dealer.

Overboard Discharge System
1. Empty the grey water tanks as described in the Grey Water Holding System section of your Owner’s Manual. Remove as much of the fresh water used in flushing the tanks as possible.
2. On the Safety Breaker Panel:
a. Turn the Accessory Battery master disconnect switch to the “ON” position.
b. Switch the Main – One circuit breaker “ON.”
c. Verify that the Shower Sump circuit breaker is “ON.”
CAUTION: You must use a nontoxic, non-alcohol, RV-type (pink) antifreeze in your boat’s grey water holding system. Using the wrong type of antifreeze can damage the grey water holding system. The repair of such damage is not included under the terms of the Carver Limited Warranty.
3. Pour 3 gallons of nontoxic recreational vehicle antifreeze through the shower and each sink drain.
4. Under the boat, place a large bucket beneath the grey water overboard discharge fitting to collect antifreeze pumped out later in this procedure.
5. Open the grey water overboard discharge seacock.
6. Turn the Y-valve to select the grey water tanks.
7. On the DC Control Center:
a. Switch the Main circuit breaker “ON.”
b. Switch the Waste Pump circuit breaker “ON.”
8. Turn the overboard discharge pump switch “ON.”
9. When a steady stream of antifreeze flows from the overboard discharge fitting, turn the overboard discharge pump switch “OFF.”
10. Close the overboard discharge seacock.
11. Switch the Waste Pump circuit breaker “OFF.”
12. When you remove your boat from storage and prepare to use it again, flush and pump out the grey water tanks to remove the antifreeze.

Exterior
Wash the exterior of the boat, particularly the underwater portions. Remove as much aquatic growth as possible while it is still wet. Once the growth has dried it is more difficult to remove.

Check the zinc sacrificial anodes for deterioration. If the zincs show signs of deterioration have them replaced before spring launch. Check stainless steel rails and fittings for signs of rust. Remove rust prior to winter lay-up. Inspect the underwater portions of the hull. Review anything that looks out of the ordinary with your Carver Dealer.

Interior
Air out the cushions and make sure they are dry. Storing damp cushions leads to mildew. Position the cushions so air can circulate around them. Purchase and position moisture accumulators throughout the boat. These help reduce the amount of moisture that accumulates during storage. Remove everything from the boat that could spoil or freeze while the boat is stored. Also remove all dried food. Food attracts mice and insects.

Storage
To give your boat the maximum protection while it is in storage, Carver Yachts recommends that you place your boat in dry, as opposed to wet, storage.

Dry Storage
Protecting the boat from the elements during winter storage is advised. Have your marina shrink wrap the boat or have a winter storage cover made. Occasionally check on the boat while it is in storage to make sure that it is in good condition.

If your boat will be in outside storage, properly support a storage cover and secure it over the boat. Do not secure the cover to the boat too tightly. Allow adequate ventilation to protect against dry rot. Do not store the boat in a damp storage enclosure. Purchase and position moisture accumulators between the shrink-wrap and your boat’s enclosures to help prevent moisture from accumulating. Excessive dampness can lead to mildew, electrical problems, corrosion and dry rot.

NOTE: Do not use the bridge enclosure canvas in place of a winter storage
cover. This canvas is not designed for long-term storage purposes. The life of the enclosure canvas may be significantly shortened if it is exposed to harsh weather
for prolonged periods.

Wet Storage
Wet storage procedures vary from region to region. Consult your Carver Dealer before preparing to leave your boat in the water over the winter.

NOTE: Carver Yacht Group supplies this information as a guideline for your convenience only.  For specific questions, contact your local Carver Dealer.

Water in Fuel Tanks

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AUXILIARY & MAIN FUEL TANKS

We recommend that you use the fuel in the auxiliary fuel tanks on a regular basis throughout the boating season.  In addition, the tanks should be checked for water accumulation at least once annually.    Water can condense within the tanks, especially in high humidity areas, and collect in the bottom of the tank.  Over a period of time the water can react with the fuel in the tank and create a highly corrosive mixture.  This mixture can corrode the tank from the inside.
It is always recommended that tanks be maintained at the full level during infrequent use or storage.  The reason for this recommendation would be to eliminate any air space within the tank and consequently reduce the possibility of water condensation.  NOTE:  This also pertains to the main fuel tanks if the boat is not used for long periods of time (less than once per month) and the fuel is not used down to at least ¼ level.

SYNOPSIS:
1. Use the fuel in all tanks as often and as complete as possible.
2. Always keep the tanks full of fuel during storage and during periods of infrequent use.
3. Avoid use of alcohol based fuels.
4. Have the tanks tested annually for water.

OPTIONS FOR THE DETECTION AND/OR REMOVAL OF WATER IN A FUEL TANK.

RECOMMENDED THAT OPTION 1 AND 2 BE PERFORMED BY AN AUTHORIZED TRAINED MARINE TECHNICIAN.

1.  Removal of the inspection plate in the top of the tank or removal of the fuel gauge sender, followed by a visual inspection or by means of water detection paste on the end of a probe.  This method is used by bulk fuel tank inspection technicians.  Information can be obtained from your local fuel distributor.  If water is detected, it would be pumped out thru this same inspection place/sender hole.  This water detection paste is also available from Marine Development and Research Corp.  www.mdramazon.com The product number is MDR 566.
2. Insertion of a Water Magnet thru the tank inspection plate.  Information on the Water Magnet product can be obtained from the Aqua Sorb Products website: www.watermagnet.com
3. Addition of a water emulsifying fuel additive from the MDR Corporation.  Information on this product can be obtained from the Marine Development and Research Corp. website.  www.mdramazon.com The MDR products to be used would be MDR-567 for gasoline and MDR-559 for diesel fuel.  The installation of these products would require that the fuel in the tanks be used as soon as possible to complete the process of removing any possible water in the tanks.

 

NOTE: Carver Yacht Group supplies this information as a guideline for your convenience only.  For specific engine/fuel information, contact the OEM directly.

Vendor Reference List – Water Systems

Category/Items Vendor Name & Website Address
Fresh Water Pumps & Fittings Sure-Flo® Fittings
http://www.sure-flo.com/
Shower Controls Alson Corporation
http://www.alsons.com
Water Heaters SeaWard Products
http://www.seawardproducts.com/
Volvo Penta/QL Marine
http://www.qlmarine.com
Water Tanks Trionic Corp.
http://www.trioniccorp.com/

Vendor Reference List – Waste System

Category/Items Vendor Name & Website Address
Heads Dometic/SeaLand Technology, Inc.
http://www.sealandtechnology.com/
Raritan Engineering Corporation
http://www.raritaneng.com/
Wilcox-Crittenden/Thetford Corp.
http://www.wilcoxcrittenden.com/
Waste Tanks Trionic Corp.
http://www.trioniccorp.com/

Vendor Reference List – Interior Care & Maintenance

Category/Items Vendor Name & Website Address
Acrylic Products Spartech Marine
http://www.spartechmarine.com
Carpeting Beaulieu® of America
http://www.beaulieu-usa.com/
Countertops Karadon
http://www.karadon.com
Stone Creations
http://www.stonecreationswi.com/
Fabric Ultrafabric® & Ultraleather
http://www.ultrafabricsllc.com/
Furniture Flexsteel Industries
http://flexsteel.com
Wood Care 3M®
http://www.mmm.com/

Vendor Reference List – Generators

Category/Items Vendor Name & Website Address
Generators Farymann Diesel USA
http://www.farymann.com/
Kohler
www.kohlerpowersystems.com/
Onan
http://www.cumminsonan.com/
Westerbeke Corporation
http://www.westerbeke.com/

Vendor Reference List – Fuel System

Category/Items Vendor Name & Website Address
Fuel Filters Racor Industries, Inc.
http://www.parker.com/racor
Fuel Tanks Florida Marine Tanks, Inc.
http://www.floridamarinetanks.com/

Vendor Reference List – Exterior Care & Maintenance

Category/Items Vendor Name &
Acrylic Products Spartech Marine
http://www.spartechmarine.com
Canvas Sunbrella® Astrup
http://www.sunbrella.com/
Coating Solutions Awlgrip®
http://www.awlgrip.com
Doors & Hatches Aluminum 2000, Inc.
http://www.aluminum2000.com/
Doors & Windows Taylor Marine Systems
http://www.taylormarine.com
Trend Marine Products
http://www.trendmarine.com
Gelcoat Spectrum Color
http://www.spectrumcolor.com/
Valspar Composites
http://www.valsparcomposites.com/
Hatches Bomar, Inc.
http://www.pompanette.com/bomar
Teak Care TeakDecking Systems®
http://www.teakdecking.com/
Vinyl Care Luxor-G & T Industries
http://www.gtglobalproductsolutions.com/
Omnova Solutions, Inc.
http://www.omnova.com/
Strataglass
http://www.strataglass.com/
Wood Care 3M®
http://www.mmm.com/

Vendor Reference List – Engine/Props/Drive Systems/Controls

Category/Items Vendor Name & Website Address
Controls

Twin Disc®
http://www.twindisc.com/
Controls/Throttle & Shift Cables

Teleflex/Morse®
http://www.teleflexmorse.com/
Drive Systems

Velvet Drive Transmission
http://www.velvetdrive.com/
Walters Machine
http://www.waltergear.com/
ZF Industries
http://www.zf-marine.com/
Engines Caterpillar®
http://www.cat.com/
Crusader Corp.
http://www.crusaderengines.com
Cummins Engine Company
http://www.cummins.com
Mercury Marine, Mercruiser
http://www.mercurymarine.com/
MTU
http://www.atlanticdda.com/engines/mtu.cfm
Pleasurecraft EngineGroup
http://www.pcmengines.com
Volvo Penta
http://www.volvo.com/volvopenta/
Yanmar Diesel
http://www.yanmar.com.au/marine.htm
Shaft & Rudder Seals Tides Marine
http://www.tidesmarine.com/
Steering Systems Hynautic
http://www.seastarsteering.com/
Teleflex Canada, Inc.
http://www.teleflexcanada.com/
Teleflex Steering Systems
http://www.teleflexmarine.com/
Thrusters Volvo Penta/QL Marine
http://www.qlmarine.com
Thrusters (Side Power) Imtra Corporation
http://www.imtra.com/
Trim Tabs Bennett Marine, Inc.
http://www.bennetttrimtabs.com/
Insta-Trim Boat Leveler Company
http://www.insta-trim.com/
Lectrotab
http://www.lectrotab.com/
Volvo Penta/QL Marine
http://www.qlmarine.com

Vendor Reference List – Electrical

Category/Items Vendor Name & Website Address
Air Conditioners Taylor Made Environmental, Inc.
http://www.taylormadegroup.com/frames/fmarine.html
Dometic (CruisAir/Marine Air)Inc.
http://www.dometicEnviro.com/
Appliances Kennedy-Hahn, Inc.Inc.
http://www.kennedyhahn.com/
Battery Chargers Charles Marine Products Inc.
http://www.charlesindustries.com/
Guest CorporationInc.
http://www.marinco.com/
Blowers/Controls/Pumps ITT Jabsco Inc.
http://www.jabsco.com/
CO Detectors MTI Industries, Inc.Inc.
http://www.mtiindustries.com/
Compass E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Inc.Inc.
http://www.ritchienavigation.com/
Electronics & Navigation Raymarine®Inc.
http://www.raymarine.com/
Entertainment Equipment BoseInc.
http://www.bose.com/
ClarionInc.
http://www.clarion.com/global/en/top.html
JVC Service & EngineeringInc.
http://www.jvcservice.com/service/
Quasar-Capitol Sales Co.Inc.
http://www.capitolsales.com/
SoléInc.
http://www.soletv.com/indexn.htm
Marine AudioInc.
http://marineaudio.com
Gauges Beede Electrical Instrument Co.Inc.
http://www.beede.com/
VDO North America, LLC.Inc.
http://www.sso-usa.com/marine/
Halon Systems Sea-FireInc.
http://www.sea-fire.com/
Instruments Teleflex® Marine, Inc. Inc.
http://www.seastarsteering.com/
Ranges & Microwaves SeaWard ProductsInc.
http://www.seawardproducts.com/
Refrigerators & Icemakers General Electric CompanyInc.
http://www.ge.com/index.htm
Nova Kool Mfg., Inc.Inc.
http://www.novakool.com/
Raritan Engineering CorporationInc.
http://www.raritaneng.com/
Thetford Corp. & Norcold Inc.Inc.
http://www.norcold.com/
U-Line Corporation Inc.
http://www.u-line.com/
Spotlights Guest CorporationInc.
http://www.marinco.com/
Spotlights/Blowers/Controls/Pumps ITT JabscoInc.
http://www.jabsco.com/
Water Heaters SeaWard ProductsInc.
http://www.seawardproducts.com/
Washers & Dryers Malber USA, Inc.Inc.
http://www.malberusa.com/
Winches Maxwell Winches, Inc.
http://www.maxwellwinches.com/

Valspar Marine Gel Coat Finish

Valspar Composites
28335 Clay Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46517 USA
Toll Free:  1-800-397-1062

 

www.valsparcomposites.com
Email website inquiries: composite_website@valspar.com
Corporate website: www.valsparglobal.com

General Maintenance
Normal maintenance of your gel coated fiberglass boat is similar to the care you would give your automobile. In general, automotive cleaners and waxes work well, as do marine cleaners and waxes commonly sold.

Do not use caustic, highly alkaline (high pH) cleaners or those containing ammonia. These cleaning agents may darken white of off-white weathered gel coat surfaces. The staining that results is a chemical reaction within the weathered gel coat, and can be removed with a rubbing compound or by light sanding with 400 grit sandpaper followed by application of rubbing compound and waxing.

Cleaning
Periodic cleaning with a mild detergent product is necessary to remove normal accumulations of soil. This soil is the result of regular use of your boat as well as environmental pollutants, soot, smog, etc. General washing as needed prevents soil build-up, staining, etc.

Waxing
As the gel coat begins to lose its gloss from constant exposure to the natural environment and pollutants, it will require some special attention to restore the original gloss and color. After washing with mild soaps and detergents, a good polishing with a self-cleaning marine or automotive wax will restore most of the original gloss. A fall and spring was job is generally all that is needed to maintain the original appearance. If the surface has been allowed to weather badly, and cleaning and wax polishing does not restore the finish satisfactorily, then compounding will be necessary.

Compounding
Please see your marine dealer for advice. Polishing compound (fine abrasive) or rubbing compound (coarser abrasive) is recommended for use on fiberglass boats to remove scratches, stains, or a severely weathered surface. Polishing or rubbing compound can be applied by hand or by mechanical means, such as an electrical or pneumatic buffer. After the scratched, stained or weathered surface has been removed; it should be waxed to enhance the gloss and color while providing a seal to retard staining or new soil accumulation.

Removing the Discoloration
We suggest your marine dealer is best equipped and trained to do this work.
Discoloration of the gel coated fiberglass surface may occur if regular washing and waxing has been neglected. Discolored areas are very shallow in depth and, in fact, are on the surface. They can be removed by gently wet-sanding only the affected areas with 600 grit “wet or dry” sandpaper to remove the blemished. Always sand in one direction. All areas, including curves, must be sanded in the same direction. Use plenty of water. After sanding, dry the areas and ensure all the discoloration has been removed. If not, repeat the process.

Once all discoloration has been removed the affected surface area will need to be buffed. Buffing, using an electrical or pneumatically operated buffer at low speed (1750 rpm – 2250 rpm), will restore the luster to the sanded surface. Use a soft wool pad and apply a generous amount of rubbing compound using a circular motion. When the buffing has been completed, wash off the rubbing compound with clean water. Dry the surface.

Wax the boat with a high-grade automotive wax.

Repairs
Some damage to the gel coat surface during the life of your boat is unavoidable. Repairs should only be attempted by trained, experienced professionals at your local marine dealer.

Scratches – If the scratch is in the gel coat surface and has not penetrated the fiberglass, an automotive polishing compound can be used to rub it out. The compound can be applied by a power buffer or by hand on a dampened rag using plenty of “elbow grease.” The scratch may not disappear completely, but it will be decidedly less noticeable.

Gouges and Chips – The recommended patching procedure is as follows.
- Clean area to be repaired with acetone solvent to remove all traces of wax and oil.
- Thoroughly mix 1 tablespoon of “Patch Paste” with 2 or 3 drops of catalyst on a scrap piece of cardboard.
- Apply mixture to pit, chip, or gouge with a single-edge razor blade, matching the surface and contour of the area being repaired. It is better to apply slightly more patch than absolutely necessary to avoid having to fill the damaged spot a second time.
- Allow to harden thoroughly for two to three hours.
- Using fine grit “wet or dry” sandpaper on a sanding block, wet-sand the patch until it is level with the surrounding surface.
- Finish using automotive rubbing compound in the same manner as for scratches.

Refinishing
If a fiberglass boat has been severely scratched or weathered to the point that it is no longer restorable by the preceding methods, it may then be refinished very satisfactorily with two-package or two-part aliphatic urethane enamels now available. Refinishing should be done by experienced professionals.

Disclaimer: The recommendations made in this publication are intended to help the boat owner realize that the gel coat finish on the vessel needs to be maintained. Recommendations beyond common sense maintenance (i.e. cleaning and waxing) should be sought from a trained experienced professional. Results of repairs or maintenance are dependent on many variables that a publication of this size cannon address. Valspar is not responsible for any repairs or maintenance done on your boat. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied by this publication.

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content.

Ultrafabric & Ultraleather: Fabric Care

Ultrafabrics, LLC
400 Executive Blvd.
Elmsford, NY 10523
Tel: 914-460-1730
Fax: 914-347-1591
www.ultrafabricsllc.com

 

 

Care Instructions:
- Remove stain immediately
- Spot clean with mild soap and water
- Air dry or dry quickly with warm setting of a hair dryer
- For stubborn stains, use mild solvent
- For tougher stains Fantastik® and Formula 409® brand spray cleaner have been shown to be successful
- Disinfect with a 5:1 bleach solution
- Machine washable – gentle wash cycle

For the following stains, a mild detergent may be used.
Blot or wipe stains immediately.
- Ketchup, Mayonnaise
- Butter
- Red Wine, Liquor
- Coffee, Tea, Coca-Cola®
- Make-up, Face Cream, Lipstick
- Machine Oil
- Urine, Blood
- Steak Sauce, Soy Sauce
- Chocolate
- Milk

Ballpoint Pen Removal Instructions
1. Wipe the stain off with ethanol (rubbing alcohol)
2. Prepare a solution of 50% non-chlorinated bleach, 50% water.
3. Place a thin line of tissue over the ink stain.
4. Apply the non-chlorinated bleach solution to the tissue. Be sure to not over saturate the tissue.
5. Cover tissue with polyethylene film (Plastic Wrap) to prevent the  non-chlorinated bleach solution from drying.
6. Check on stain repeatedly.
7. Do not leave the non-chlorinated bleach solution on for more  than 1 hour.
8. When the stain looks almost gone, remove the tissue and wash the stain with water.
9. To neutralize the bleached area, place tissues on the bleached area and apply 15% hydrogen peroxide solution.
10. Leave on for 30 minutes, and then remove the tissues.
11. Remove the peroxide residue with water.

While the foregoing instructions have proven to work in many cases, especially in which ink stains are addressed immediately, not all ink stains can be removed in every situation.

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content

Tips from Carver Owners Manual

CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) DETECTORS

Carver has installed CO detectors on your yacht.  Have these detectors professionally calibrated at regular intervals.

Always activate the CO detectors when the boat’s engines or generator are running.

 

BATTERIES

Never allow the boat’s batteries to become completely discharged.  Completely discharging a battery can damage it to the point  that it can no longer be recharged.

The battery charger should always be operating when your boat is connected to shore power.  If you leave your boat for an extended period of time and the boat is not connected to shore power, turn all battery master disconnect switches to the OFF position.

Keep the batteries fully charged.  Batteries that are kept fully or near fully charged last longer than batteries stored with a partial charge.

Inspect the batteries at least once every thirty (30) days for corrosion, loose wiring, dirt, etc.

Remove the batteries from the boat during periods of extended storage in freezing climate areas.  Avoid storing the batteries in a humid location.

 

SHORE POWER

Remove all perishables from your refrigerator if you leave your boat for more than forty-eight (48) hours.  The shore power supply to your refrigerator may be interrupted and your food may spoil.

NOTE:  The reason you are switching off all of the main circuit breakers before you connect to the shore power, is to prevent arching and burning of the shore cord receptacles, which will occur if there is a current demand during this process.  Also, it will protect electrical equipment on board from rapid ON/OFF current connections which occur during the connection process.

 

BONDING SYSTEM

Monitor the condition of your boat’s zinc anodes.  Replace the zinc anodes when they have deteriorated to 50% of their original size.  Do not allow the zinc anodes to completely deteriorate.

 

WATER SYSTEM

If your boat will be left unattended for at least a few days, switch the Pressure Water Pump circuit breaker OFF.  If this breaker is left on, pressure in the fresh water system may fall and cause the water pressure pump to engage.  If this happens frequently, it could discharge your batteries.

 

BILGE SYSTEM

A small amount of water always collects in your boat’s bilge.  This water is usually not enough to activate the automatic switch.  While underway and on plane, use the helm switches to manually turn the bilge pumps on and let them run for 30 seconds to a minute.  When your boat is on plane, water in the bilge flows to the stern, where the aft bilge pump is located.  The midships bilge pumps are near the lowest point in the hull when the boat is at rest.

 

FUEL SYSTEM

Over time, water can condense inside the fuel tanks, especially in areas with high humidity.  This water can then react with the fuel in the tanks to create a mixture that can corrode the tanks from the inside.  To avoid this:
1.  Use the fuel in the fuel tanks as often and as completely as possible.
2.  Keep the tanks full of fuel when the boat is stored and when it is used infrequently.
3.  Do not put alcohol-based fuels in the tanks.
4.  Check the Racor fuel filter bowls for water accumulation on a regular basis.

 

EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE

The following paragraphs explain how to maintain the various materials present outside your yacht’s cabin to help keep the yacht looking new.

FIBERGLASS SURFACES
The exterior fiberglass surfaces of your yacht are coated with a protective layer of gelcoat.  Gelcoat forms a hard, smooth and durable surface.  It does, however, contain microscopic pores that, over time, can collect dirt and discolor if the gelcoat is not kept clean.

CAUTION: DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLEANERS WHEN WASHING YOUR YACHT.  ABRASIVE CLEANERS SCRATCH AND DULL THE GELCOAT.

Wash the yacht with fresh water after each outing to help keep the gelcoat clean.  If you operate your yacht in salt water, wash it at least once every week, even if it hasn’t been used since the last washing.  Periodically wash the yacht with a solution of fresh water and mild soap.  Use a sponge to wash smooth surfaces and a stiff nylon or natural bristle brush to wash nonskid surfaces.

WARNING:  DO NOT WAX THE NONSKID SURFACES.  WAXING THEM MAKES THEM SLIPPERY AND DANGEROUS TO WALK ON.

Was all non-thread areas at least once a season.  Use a high quality, non yellowing, marine wax.  Waxing your yacht provides a shiny surface and seals the pores in the gelcoat, making it easier to keep clean.

CAUTION:  THE CONTINUED AND FREQUENT USE OF ABRASIVE POLISHING COMPOUNDS EVENTUALLY ERODES THE GELCOAT.

Gelcoat eventually dulls with age, much like the paint on your car.  When it does this, you can restore the gelcoat’s luster using an electric buffer and a very fine grade polishing compound.  Ask your Carver Dealer what brand and grade of polish to use.

Stress cracks are common on all fiberglass yachts.  In the majority of instances these cracks are cosmetic and limited to the gelcoat surface only.  Gelcoat stress cracks are rarely an indication of structural problems.  If you discover stress cracks in your yacht contact your Carver Dealer.

NOTE:  The repair of cosmetic (non-structural) gelcoat stress cracks is not included under the terms of the Carver Limited Warranty.
HULL BOTTOM
Inspect the hull bottom once a year.  If you see gelcoat showing through the bottom paint, repaint the hull.  Be sure to use a paint that is compatible with the factory-applied paint.   Also make sure the paint is formulated for the type of water you operate the yacht in.  See your Carver Dealer for assistance in selecting an appropriate bottom paint.
UNDERWATER METAL COMPONENTS
The underwater metal components, including the shafts, struts, propellers, trim tabs and thru-hull fittings, were NOT primed or painted at the factory.  You are responsible for priming and painting all of the underwater metal components.
CAULKING AND SEALANTS
Deck fittings, rail bases, window and all underwater fittings have been sealed with the finest quality sealants.  These sealants, however, do not last indefinitely.  The working action of the yacht and the expansion and contraction caused by variations in outside temperature eventually break down the sealant.

Fittings that have begun to leak must be resealed.  Remove the fitting and clean the old sealant from both mating surfaces.  Reseal the fitting using the sealant recommended by your Carver Dealer.
STAINLESS STEEL RAIL AND HARDWARE
Stainless steel is not rust-resistant nor is it stain-resistant.  When left in contact with the marine environment it does rust and corrode.  Proper care helps keep the stainless fittings on your yacht looking bright and shiny.

Clean the stainless steel rails and fittings after each outing with either soap and water or glass cleaner.  If you operate your yacht in salt water, clean the rails and fittings at least once every week, even if the yacht hasn’t been used since the last cleaning.

 

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
ENGINES/GENERATORS
At least once every 30 days, close the seawater seacocks, then open and clean the strainers.
THRU-HULL VALVES
Inspect the thru-hull valves on a monthly basis.
PROPS
Inspect your props often.

Have the propellers balanced by an established propeller repair shop at least once a year.
FRESH WATER SYSTEM
Flush and sanitize the fresh water system at least once every season.
WATER TAPS
Periodically remove and clean the filter screens from the sinks’ water taps.
SUMP
Clean the sump and sump filter frequently.
BILGE SYSTEM
Keeping the bilges clean is important.  A dirty bilge leads to clogged bilge pumps and unpleasant odors in the cabin.  Keeping the bilges dry helps reduce moisture in the cabin.

Periodically inspect and clean each bilge pump’s strainer.

Frequently check the operation of each bilge pump float switch to ensure that it is operating properly.

Clean the bilge pumps twice a season by wiping any dirt or oil from their exterior surfaces.

Remove any oil, dirt or debris from the bilges.
SANITATION SYSTEM
Your yacht’s sanitation system is not like the toilet and sewer in a home.

If waste gauges are reading incorrectly, the senders in each tank may need to be cleaned.

NOTE: Carver Yacht Group supplies this information as a guideline for your convenience only.  For specific questions, contact your local Carver Dealer.

Tile Floor Installation

PROCEDURE FOR INSTALLING TILE FLOOR

CAUTION:  Provide good ventilation as some adhesives emit toxic and flammable fumes.

1. Glue down sub-floor with construction adhesive and install screws every 6 inches. (Exception: The Marquis 59 Markham Edition does not have a sub-floor.)
2. Prime sub-floor (Carver # 8697851)
3. Lay out rubber membrane (Carver # 8697850)  Membrane will stick to primer.
4. Dry-fit tiles with 1/8” gap using plastic tile spacers.
5. Mix mortar (Carver # 8697854).  Mix it to a thicker consistency so it is not runny.
6. Trowel on mortar ¼” thick using a notched trowel.
7. Set tiles. (Note: Dampen rag or sponge with water and clean any excess mortar off tiles before it dries.)
8. Allow 4 – 6 hours for cure time.
9. Grout tiles (Carver # 8697852 Black or # 8697853 No Sand)

PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING FLOOR TILES

CAUTION:  Provide good ventilation as some adhesives emit toxic and flammable fumes.

1. Apply white pressure tape over damaged tiles.
2. Use steel hammer to break damaged tile, use mason chisel to remove remainder of tile pieces.
3. After tile is completely removed, use mason chisel to remove old mortar, scraping down to rubber membrane.
4. Repeat steps 4-9 above.

Teak Decking System: How to Clean Teak

TeakDecking Systems
7061 15th Street East
Sarasota, Florida 34243
Phone: 941-756-0600
Fax: 941-756-0406
www.teakdecking.com

How to Clean Teak
A major portion of TeakDecking Systems business is replacing existing teak decks that have been worn out through improper maintenance. Amazingly, many of these decks were destroyed not through neglect, but because their owners cleaned them too often and too thoroughly.

Overuse, or improper use, of two part caustic cleaners shortens the life of teak decks by actually eating away the teak. These cleaners should only be used when everything else has been tried. If they must be used, follow their instructions carefully. If you need to use such cleaners, protect your skin (hands, arms, bare feet, legs and eyes). The caustic cleaner will also attack surrounding paint. The paint can be somewhat protected by wetting down the surfaces before starting and continuing to flush them during the cleaning process. Remember to flush topsides below scuppers and drains to prevent damage to the paint as the deck drains down the side of the hull. After using a two part cleaner, be sure to rinse the deck thoroughly. Any remaining cleaner will continue to “eat” the deck and surrounding surfaces.

Clearly, we do no recommend two part cleaners except, perhaps, as a last resort. TeakDecking Systems has developed two biodegradable cleaners that are designed to be thorough, yet gentle. The first, TCP 500, is a powdered cleaner for weekly to bi-weekly cleanings. The second, TCL 500, is a liquid designed for deeper cleaning that might be necessary on a monthly basis. These cleaners can be obtaine3d from one of our distributor, or directly from TeakDecking Systems. If you do not have TCP 500 or TCL 500 on hand, a solution of water and mild household cleaner or sudsy ammonia will work reasonably well. DO NOT USE CHLORINE BLEACH in an attempt to bleach the decks. Chlorine will attack most caulking products, turning them to goo.

The wood should be scrubbed across the grain with a 3M scrubbing pad or a polypropylene bristle brush. Scrubbing with the grain tears the soft grain out of the planks, leaving the surface rough. A rough, weathered deck exposes more of the wood to environmental deterioration. On larger areas, us a rotary cleaning machines with dispenser tanks and polypropylene bristle brushes is appropriate.

Even with care, in time the surface of the wood will become uneven. When this happens, the decks should be lightly sanded with a sanding machine to smooth the surface. This will actually increase the life of the deck by exposing less wood to the elements and preventing the grain from trapping dirt or air carried corrosives.

As the deck is drying after having been cleaned and flushed, notice any areas that remain we after the rest of the deck has dried. Wetness may indicate a spot where the caulking in a seam has broken away from the teak, or a bung that has gone bad. If so, these failures should be repaired immediately to prevent water from getting under the deck. Once water is under the teak, a number of things can happen, and none of them area good. If you can’t make an immediate repair, duct tape the opening to seal it temporarily.

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content

Sunbrella/Astrup-Exterior Canvas Care

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC
Attn: Customer Service
1831 North Park Avenue
Glen Raven, NC 27217-1100
Phone: 336.221.2211
www.sunbrella.com/
Our customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm EST

Care and Cleaning

Marine Tops/Covers
One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella® fabrics looking good and to delay the need for deep or vigorous cleanings is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with clear water. This practice will help prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric and eliminate the need for more frequent vigorous cleanings. In most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years.

When it’s time for a thorough cleaning, Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned while still on a boat or, size permitting, they can be removed for cleaning in a washing machine or dockside.

When cleaning Sunbrella fabrics, it is important to observe the following:
- Always use a mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite.
- Water should be cold to lukewarm. Never more than 100°F.
- Air dry only. Never apply heat to Sunbrella fabrics.

General or Light Cleaning
To clean Sunbrella while still on a boat, follow these simple steps:
- Brush off loose dirt.
- Hose down.
- Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite (no detergents).
- Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
- Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Air dry.
- May not require retreatment depending on the age of the fabric.

If stubborn stains persist, you can use a diluted chlorine bleach/soap mixture for spot cleaning of mildew, roof run-off or other similar stains (see our Stain Chart for specific recommendations).

Heavy Cleaning for Stubborn Stains and Mildew
Sunbrella fabric does not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. To clean mildew, or other stubborn stains:
- Eight ounces (one cup) of chlorine bleach.
- Two ounces (1/4 cup) of mild soap and/or detergent.
- One gallon of water.
- Clean with soft bristle brush.
- Allow mixture to soak into the fabric for up to 20 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Air dry.
- Repeat if necessary.
- Retreatment of fabric for water and stain resistance will be necessary.

Remember to protect the area around your Sunbrella if using a bleach solution. Carpet or other fabrics that are not Sunbrella may have an adverse reaction to the bleach.

If a boat cover is suitable in size for a washing machine, these steps should be followed:
- Use mild soap and/or detergent.
- For heavier stains add 1 cup of bleach to wash.
- Wash and rinse in cold water.
- Air dry. Never apply heat to Sunbrella.
- Retreatment for water and stain resistance will be necessary after machine washing.

Retreating the Fabric
As part of the finishing process, Sunbrella fabrics are treated with a fluorocarbon finish, which enhances water repellency. This finish is designed to last for several years, but must be replenished after a thorough cleaning. Based on test results, Glen Raven recommends 303 High Tech Fabric Guard™ as the preferred retreatment product for Sunbrella fabrics. Fabrics should be retreated after thorough cleaning or after five years of use. For more information on retreatment products, please visit www.303products.com.
* Synthetic fabric heat settings normally do not exceed 150°F.

Applying 303 High Tech Fabric Guard
303 should be applied to Sunbrella fabrics after each thorough cleaning, which typically removes the original finish and reduces the fabric’s water repellency.
- Clean Sunbrella fabric, using one of the cleaning methods.
- Allow Sunbrella to completely air dry.
- Apply 303 Fabric Guard in a well ventilated area following instructions on the container.
- Apply 303 in a thin, even coat and allow fabric to dry completely.
- Apply a second thin, even coating of 303. (Two light coatings are more effective in restoring fabric water resistance than a single heavy coating. A 15-ounce bottle provides coverage of up to 50 square feet of fabric.)
For more information please see www.303products.com.

Professional Cleaners
You may have access to professional cleaning firms. In evaluating the services of a professional firm, you should inquire about a firm’s experience in working with Sunbrella fabrics and knowledge of cleaning and retreatment requirements. DO NOT dry clean Sunbrella fabrics.

Helpful Hints
- Protect the area around the Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution – bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly too completely remove bleach.
- Sunbrella air dries very quickly. Machine drying is not necessary.
- If fabric has some wrinkling, use an iron, if necessary, but only on the synthetic* setting. As some irons exceed the recommended 100°F temperature on the synthetic setting, test a small inconspicuous area before ironing entire piece.
- DO NOT use a steamer or iron set to steam setting.
- Use of bleach and/or advanced age of the fabric application may impact the deterioration of the sewing thread and other non-Sunbrella components.

Stain Chart
This chart contains our recommended cleaning methods of Sunbrella fabric for some of the most common and toughest stains. You may also use Carbona Stain Devils. Available from national retailers, Carbona provides 9 formulas made to get out different types of stains. Apply the number indicated for your stain.

Stain = Recommended Cleaning Solutions = Carbona Stain Devil No.
- Beer = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water/white vinegar (3 oz.) = 8
- Berry = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water/ammonia (4-8 oz.) = 8
- Bird Droppings = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water, or try Goo Gone Grease cutter (a hand cleaner, Greased Lightning, or Clean Rite Purple Power (available at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc.)
- Blood (dried) = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water/ammonia (4-8 oz) = 8
- Butter = volatile solvent (acetone) 100% = 5
- Charcoal, pencil marks = vacuum, then Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water = 3
- Chewing gum = volatile solvent (acetone 100%) = 1
- Chocolate = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water/ammonia (4 oz.) = 2
- Coffee = Dawn® dishwashing liquid/water white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone) =  7
- Cola = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) /1 gallon water = 7
- Crayon = paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed) = 3
- Egg (raw) = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water = 4
- Grape juice = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water = 8
- Gravy = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water = 2
- Grease (car) = volatile solvent (acetone) 100% = 5
- Ink (permanent, India, ballpoint) = paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone) 100%, soap and water =  3
- Iron rust = Carbona™ Stain Devil #9 = 9
- Lipstick = paint remover, oil or grease remover (mix as directed) =  6
- Mascara = paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone 100%) Dawn® dishwashing  Liquid (2 oz.) /1 gallon water = 6
- Mildew = bleach (1 cup) / Dawn® dishwashing Liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water =  4
- Milk = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.)/1 gallon water = 8
- Nail polish = volatile solvent (acetone) 100% = 1
- Oil = volatile solvent (acetone) 100% = 5
- Orange drink = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz)/1 gallon water = 8
- Paint (latex) wet = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz)/1 gallon water = 6
- Paint (latex) dry = paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed) = 6
- Paint (oil or lacquer) = paint remover (100%), oil or grease (mix as directed) = 5
- Shoe polish (liquid) = volatile solvent (acetone) 100% = 5
- Shoe polish (wax) = apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100% = 5
- Suntan lotion = Pine Power® or pine oil detergent /Water (mix as directed) = 5
- Tea = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz)/1 gallon water =  7
- Tomato juice = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz)/1 gallon water =  2
- Tree sap = turpentine (100%), Dawn® dishwashing  liquid (2 oz)/1 gallon water =  10
- Urine = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz)/1 gallon water/white vinegar (3 oz.) = 7
- Vomit  = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz)/1 gallon water/white vinegar (3 oz.) = 7
- Water color = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz)/1 gallon water/white vinegar (3 oz.) = 6
- Wax (candle) = apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%= 10
- Wine = Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz)/1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.)/white vinegar (3 oz.) = 8

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content.

Strataglass Care & Maintenance

Strataglass
2968 Ravenswood Road, #107
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: 954-581-2221
Fax: 954-581-8885

It is extremely important fabricators and vessel & car owners read and understand this information. We request fabricators provide owners a copy of this sheet.

We recommend using only IMAR Products. IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish, IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner, and mild soap (preferably IMAR Yacht Soap Concentrate) on Strataglass. (We no longer recommend the use of any other products, regardless of the manufacturer’s claims.) Use of harsh cleaners like Simple Green and/or pine will dull the curtains quickly.

NEVER use a wash and wax product on Strataglass. After September 30, 2004, using any other product(s) void the factory warranty

Warning
*Use of RAINEX on Strataglass appears to work for a short time but then dulls the surface and presents an “Orange Peel” effect. Do not use RAINEX.
*Use of cleaners, polishes, scratch removers, or any other product made for regular, uncoated vinyl will damage STRATAGLASS. Do not use these products
* DO NOT HANDLE STRATAGLASS (OR ANY VINYL) WITH SUNSCREEN ON YOUR HANDS! This will permanently cloud the vinyl where handled.

General Maintenance
When New:
3M Adhesive Remover may be used to remove glue left from fabrication. Final clean with IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner. We recommend using IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish as the final step in installation to provide a base of protection and good watershed.

For the customer: We recommend using IMAR Strataglass protective Polish every 2 to 3 months (every 4 to 6 weeks in areas of high fallout). In the interim, use IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner frequently.

Note: All new vinyl can easily get impressions in itself. We recommend new enclosures be left in place to the extent possible. If completely removed, enclosures must be interleaved with either acid-free paper (available from framing shops) or old sheets (the best choice) to prevent “pooling” in the glass, vinyl “seasons” over time and becomes less impressionable. Roll all curtains down and fasten in place nightly to keep perfect appearance.

Cleaning: Flush thoroughly to cool the surface and rinse away environmental abrasives. Wash with IMAR Yacht Soap Concentrate, or other equally gentle and high quality soap. Do not use Simple Green, or pine or any other harsh cleaner – they will dull the surface. Apply the soapy water to the clear vinyl section of the curtain with special purpose washing mitt or soft cotton cloths. Thoroughly rinse the soapy solution with fresh water and completely dry the curtains with a high quality chamois. (Swobbit.com makes several tools to make these tasks easier.) Your clear vinyl curtains should be washed whenever your boat is washed. After washing the curtains, apply IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish sparingly with small, light circular motions using a soft cotton cloth. Allow the polish to dry and then remove with a clean soft cotton cloth. Finally, lightly buff to a sparkling shine. Done. For routine maintenance between polishing, use IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner. Insure the clear vinyl panels are free of abrasives. Very lightly mist a soft cotton cloth. Lightly and briskly rub a manageable sized area and then lightly buff dry with another clean cloth. Done. We recommend using IMAR Strataglass Cleaner at least weekly but it’s so fast and easy you may want to do it daily. You’ll love the shine.

Restoring: We once recommended a restoration process but extensive experience shows actual damage cannot truly be repaired. If IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish cannot restore the clarity and shine, it may be time to consider replacing the enclosures. Please…Please…use our recommended procedures and products from the beginning.

Trouble Shooting: Please see our “tips for the fabricator” and our “trouble shooting” sections on our web site for a complete discussion.

IMAR Yacht Detailing Products:
www.i-log.net/imar/IMAR_products.htm Contact Integrated Logistics, Inc. (I-LOG) at 703.330.4693 for info@I-LOG.net This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it for the dealer nearest you. Ask to speak with Leo Orenstein, the CEO, to discuss cleaning requirements or comments about IMAR products.

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content.

Stone Creations-Granite or Marble Care



Stone Creations
1257 Jaycee Court
P.O. Box 269,
Shawano, WI 54166
Toll Free: 1-877-548-3085
715-526-8690 Fax: 715-526-8692
www.stonecreationswi.com

 

Granite and marble countertops are very durable and can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. If you have any questions on our products, please give us a call, or fax a not to the number listed above.

Maintenance: Care and Cleaning
- Natural granite and marble countertops should be cleaned with mild soap and water. PH balanced cleaners are the best choice.
- Special cleaners may be purchased through Stone Creations on request.

Things to Avoid:
- Avoid cleaning agents with ammonia or cleaners with strong acids like alkaline. These chemicals can etch the high gloss surface.
- Do not sit or stand on granite or marble countertops. Granite and marble will not bend and will crack if any flexing occurs.
- Do not allow liquids to sit on granite or marble for long periods. Oils in particular need to be cleaned up as soon as possible. Oils can penetrate granite and marble causing a stain. Most stains can be removed on granite. If a stain occurs, please call your granite fabricator on what procedures should be used to remove the specific stain.
- Granite is a very scratch resistant material. However, there are several things to avoid. Do not slide an object over the surface that may have a stone or sand on the bottom surface. Materials such as quartz can easily scratch granite. Although you can cut on the surface of granite, we do not recommend doing so. The hardiness of granite will take the edge off your knives, and on some softer materials can cause a scratch if enough pressure is applied.
- Marble is a very soft material. This material will scratch and stain easily. Care must be taken to avoid scratches. Sand on the bottom of shoes will scratch floor tiles easily. Liquids should be wiped up immediately. Liquids will penetrate the material quickly. Stains are very difficult o remove from marble. Most solvents used to remove stains will damage the marble.

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content.

Spring Launch-Carver

Before launching your boat, complete the following.

Hull
- Fill gelcoat nicks and gouges
- Inspect props, struts, rudders
- Inspect thru-hull fittings
- Apply new antifouling bottom paint or touch up failing areas
- Buff out minor hull scratches
- Remove dirt, stains
- Apply wax

Deck and Cabin
- Inspect hatches and windows for leaks
- Wax non-walking surfaces

Engines
- Follow manufacturer’s recommissioning guidelines
- Inspect belts, hoses
- Tune-up engines
- Replace fuel filters

Electrical System
- Check battery water level
- Charge batteries
- Inspect connections for corrosion

Plumbing
- Purge fresh water system of antifreeze
- Replace Sealand vent filters.
- Inspect seacocks
- Inspect heads
- Chemically charge waste and grey water tanks
- Fill fresh water tank

Safety Equipment
- Inspect PFDs
- Replace old distress signals
- Inspect fire extinguishers
- Inspect, test bilge pumps
- Inspect mooring lines, fenders
- Test, recalibrate and/or replace c.o. detectors

After launching your boat, complete the following:
- Check for engine cooling water flow
- Check propeller shaft alignment
- Check propeller shaft seals
- Check crankcase (must be in water). Check transmission oil levels
- Have compass professionally calibrated
- Inspect thru hulls, exhaust, etc.

NOTE: Carver Yachts supplies this information as a guideline for your convenience only.  For specific questions, contact your local Carver Dealer.

Sliding Door Maintenance-Trend Marine Products Limited

STAINLESS STEEL AFT UNIT SLIDING DOOR MAINTENANCE
TREND MARINE PRODUCTS LIMITED

Cleaning:

The only substance that is recommended for cleaning the sliding doors is a mild solution of soap and water, which should be liberally used to remove any salt deposits etc. that may have accumulated whilst at sea.  The doors can then be dried off using a suitable absorbent leather cloth, and when dry, the polished stainless steel if required, can be buffed up with a clean soft cloth.  On no account should aggressive materials be used for this purpose as they may well attack the mastic, etc. which is used to retain the glass into the stainless frames.
General Adjustments:

These usually fall into 3 categories:

1. The doors do not meet parallel at the centre closed position.

2. The lock will not line up with the keep on the next door.

3. The doors catch and scrape on the bottom of the track and do not run smoothly.

Before attempting to adjust any of the bottom wheels, C,D, it is essential that the top carriage wheel screws, A,B, are adjusted to release the wheels from the top of the track which will in turn allow the bottom wheels to adjust the door up and down.

To adjust for out of parallel, at the centre, the left and right bottom adjusters C&D, will be adjusted individually to allow either the left or right hand side of the door to be raised or lowered.

Once the door meets parallel in the middle, if the keep is not now in line with the lock, the left and right adjusters on the bottom of the door, C&D, must be equally adjusted up or down until the keep is in line with the lock, (always making sure that the doors still meet parallel in the centre).

After these adjustments are completed, the top of the door adjusters, A,B, should be screwed in so that the wheels on the top of the door take up the vertical slack of the door, until the doors run smoothly and true and cannot be lifted up or down.

If at any time the door appears to be binding on the bottom track and not running smoothly, it means the door has dropped and will of necessity mean the adjustments above must be carried out again.

It is suggested that the doors be periodically checked for their ease of running etc., about every 6 months, (depending on the usage of the boat).

At this time, also check that the top and bottom runner tracks are wiped clean and free from salt and grit deposits.

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content.


Omnova-Exterior Vinyl Care

 

OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
175 Ghent Road,
Fairlawn, OH 44333
1-800-457-9900
www.omnova.com


Care and Cleaning

Nautolex® marine products.
This Nautolex marine product has been designed to provide years of dependable service with normal use and care. Regular care will help keep Nautolex marine products looking their best. However, some stains can become permanent if not removed quickly. We recommend cleaning as soon as possible after a stain is discovered.

Weekly cleaning.
Each week, wipe surfaces with a soft, damp cloth and towel dry. In very rainy weather, cover or remove cushions since seams can trap and absorb moisture. Cushions should be stored in a dry, well-ventilated place.

Special cleaning problems.
For dirt or stains that cannot be removed with a damp cloth (refer to cleaning chart below for examples) and to minimize any problems from these and other stains, it is recommended that as soon as they are noticed all stains should be cleaned, making sure the recommended cleaning steps are used in the following order:

Mild soap and water solution.
Use mild soap and water solution and if necessary, a soft-bristle brush. Rinse cleaned area with fresh water then dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.

DO NOT USE abrasive powders, steel wool, industrial strength or solvent cleaners, vinyl “conditioners” or “protectants.” These products should be avoided on this Nautolex marine product. Undiluted bleach or lacquer solvents can dull or damage the marine product. If in doubt about a detergent or cleaner, test a patch in an inconspicuous place before applying in a larger area.

CAUTION: Suntan lotion and insect repellants can cause rapid staining and deterioration of the surface of the product. Remove these products immediately after contact. Wash the area with a mild soap and water solutions, rinse with clean, warm water, then towel dry.

Nautolex Topping.
These simple care and cleaning instructions will help keep this Nautolex Topping product mildew-free and looking good for years to come.

Weekly cleaning.
Each week, brush the fabric side of the topping with a soft bristle brush to remove any dirt and contamination build-up. After brushing, wash the fabric surface with a solutions made of 1-cup household bleach per gallon of clean water, and allow to air dry. Wash the vinyl side of your topping with a mild detergent solution, rinse with clean water and towel dry.

Special cleaning problems.
If mildew growth is a problem, spray the affected areas on the fabric side only with a cleaner such as X-14® Instant Mildew Stain Remover. Follow the manufacturers instructions provided on the container to ensure correct usage. Because X-14 is a caustic liquid, it can discolor some fabrics and cause deterioration of natural fabrics, such as cotton.

CAUTION: Never store a top that is wet, and do not store in a tightly sealed, humid container. Both of these conditions can cause rapid mildew growth.

Nautolex® marine products with PreFixx® protective finish.
This Nautolex marine product includes PreFixx protective finish, which is designed to be cleaned easily, over and over, without showing signs of wear. With PreFixx protection, it is possible to remove stains that never before could be removed. Now, with test-proven stain resistance, Naulotex products with PreFixx finishes protect you from high maintenance costs and from frequent reupholstery costs.

PreFixx finish goes beyond previous protection.
Performance. State-of-the-art resistance to staining, abrasion, scuffing, burnishing and blocking demonstrated in repeated laboratory tests.

Durability. Resists stain penetration of the upholstery for unique, long-term protection. The superior stain resistance and improved wear properties help keep PreFixx-protected Nautolex products looking new far longer than most other vinyl upholstery.

Easy Maintenance. Most common stains like dirt and smudges wipe off. Many difficult stains like ballpoint ink can be cleaned with active solvents such as nail polish remover without damaging the PreFixx finish, when following the recommended cleaning instructions.

Care and cleaning.
Day-to-day soil. Remove ordinary dirt and smudges with a mild soap and water solution and a clean soft cloth or towel; dry with a soft, lint-free cloth or towel. For more difficult stains continue to Special cleaning problems. The use of vinyl “conditioners” or “protectants” is not recommended and should be avoided on all Nautolex marine upholstery.

Special cleaning problems.
Although Nautolex marine products with PreFixx protection are resistant to most common stains, some fabric dyes have the ability to create a permanent stain. To minimize any problems from these and other stains, all stains should be cleaned as soon as they are noticed, making sure the recommended cleaning agents are used in the following order:

Step 1 – Non-abrasive cleaners.
Use one of the following recommended cleaners with a soft cloth or damp sponge: Formula 409® All-Purpose Spray Cleaner or Fantastik® Spray Cleaner Rinse cleaned area with fresh water then dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.

Step 2 – Solvent-type cleaner*.
Use rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol), rinse cleaned area with fresh water then dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.

Step 3 – Strong active solvent cleaners*.
Use a strong, active solvent cleaner diluted in water (70% water/30% solvent cleaner) such as nail polish remover (acetone/water) cleaners with a soft cloth or damp sponge. Stain should be removed with less than six (6) rubs: If the stain persists after six rubs, the stain has set and probably cannot be removed. Rinse cleaned area with fresh water, then dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.

* CAUTION: Some solvents are highly flammable. Exercise proper care in cleaning and notify personnel in area of danger. Wear rubber gloves during all cleaning activities. Use caution in cleaning around buttons, stitching and wooden or decorative  trim, since these solvents could seriously damage such areas.

Stain Chart
Recommended cleaning steps for Nautolex™ marine products coated with PreFixx listed by stain type. Follow the cleaning steps in order for best results.

Staining Agent Cleaner Step
Baby Oil 1
Ketchup 1
Chocolate 1
Olive Oil 1
Grape Juice 1
Urine 1
Blood 1
Hair Oil Tonic 1
Coffee or Tea 1
Petroleum Products 1 – 2
Oily Soot 1 – 2
Eye Shadow 1 – 2
Crayon 1 – 2
Insect Repellent 1 – 2 – 3
Suntan Lotion* 1 – 2 – 3
Bird Droppings 1 – 2 – 3
Yellow Mustard 1 – 2 – 3
Lipstick 1 – 2 – 3
Ballpoint Pen 1 – 2 – 3
Spray Paint 1 – 2 – 3

 

*Independant laboratory testing has shown that most sunscreen lotions and oils can permanently stain all vinyl products.

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content.

Luxor/G&T-Exterior Vinyl Care

Marine Specialties Group
A Division of G&T Industries
Facilities in Florida, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee
Phone: 1-800-247-9901
www.marinespecialtiesgroup.com

LUXOR
Type of Product: Vinyl
Surface Composition: 100% Polyurethane (face)
Backing Composition: 70% Rayon/30% Cotton (backing)
Applications: Headliner, Upholstery, Wallcoverings

Cleaning Recommendation:
Vinyl should be cleaned regularly with warm water and a mild dish soap or Vinyl finish cleaner using a soft clean cloth then rinsed with a soft clean cloth. For dirt build-up, spray Vinyl Finish Cleaner, let soak for approximately 10 minutes, then gently scrub with a soft bristle brush. For specific stain removal, see Cleaning Recommendations on our website: www.marinespecialtiesgroup.com.

To further protect the vinyl from early degradation, use 303 Vinyl Protectant. Spray on, then wipe dry. 3030 Vinyl Protectant should be applied every 3-5 weeks when the boat is in use. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water or Vinyl Finish Cleaner will not remove the 303.

Do not use 409 (the bottle states not to use on vinyl), do not use kerosene, gasoline, or acetone, they will remove the protective Marine topcoat.

Do not use any silicone based protectants, they will extract the plasticizer leaving the vinyl hard and brittle, and eventually cracking will occur.

Certain household cleaners, powdered abrasives, steel wool, and solvent cleaners can cause damage and discoloration and are not recommended. Dry cleaning fluids and lacquer solvents should not be used, as they will remove printed pattern and gloss. Bleach will deteriorate the thread.

Vinyl upholstered should be covered when not in use, to protect from further sun exposure or natural acts of tree debris, air pollutants and acid rain.

For storage:
Vinyl should be cleaned, protected, covered and stored in a dry, well-ventilated area.

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content.

 

Maintenance – Carver Maintenance Schedule

The maintenance activities and their intervals listed below are provided as guidelines only. The ideal maintenance activates and maintenance schedule depend on the components installed in your boat and the manner and environment in which you use your boat. The more frequently you use your boat, the more often maintenance needs to be preformed. If you use your boat in salt water, it requires more maintenance, especially on it’s exterior. For instructions on when and how to maintain many of your boat’s components, refer to the OEM information.
Maintenance activities are divided into four types:

Type A Maintenance
Perform Type A maintenance 48 hours after the first launch of your boat,and 48 hours after launching your boat following a period of onshore storage.

Type B Maintenance
Perform type B maintenance after the engines have operated for 25 hours following launching, whether your boat is new or coming out of onshore storage.

Type C Maintenance
Perform Type C maintenance semiannually or after the engines have operated for 100 hours, whichever comes first.

Type D Maintenance
Perform Type D Maintenance annually or after the engines have operated for 200 hours, whichever comes first.

Maintenance Log
Use a maintenance log to keep a record of the maintenance activities you perform on your boat. The log should list both the activities described in the following charts and the maintenance activities for the OEM equipment as recommended in the OEM information. Make copies of the log and keep the copy in a safe place.
Click here to download and print the Carver Maintenance Schedule

Karadon-Countertop Care

FAMA Industries
Karadon Division
7-15050 54A Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V3S 5X7
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Telephone: 604-574-0885   Toll Free:  1-800-KARADON
(1-800-527-2366) Fax: 604-574-1033 Toll Free Fax: 888-527-2366
www.karadon.com Email: info@famaindustries.com

When properly cared for, Karadon™ will remain as beautiful as the day it was installed and will offer you a lifetime of service.

Satin Finish
Routine Cleaning: Wipe spills with a damp cloth and one of the recommended cleaners:
- Household dishwashing detergents
- Comet™ or Ajax™ abrasive cleaners
- Mild bleach solutions
- Ammonia based window cleaners

Scratches: Remove scratches by sanding with abrasive papers mounted on a flexible sanding block. Start sanding with at #150 grade paper and progress to a #400. Follow with an abrasive cleaner or with a grey Scotchbrite™ pad to even the finish and blend in the surrounding area.

Polished Surfaces:
Routine Cleaning: Wipe spills with a damp clothe and one of the recommended cleaners:
- Household dishwashing detergents
- Soft scrub or other nonabrasive cleaners
- Mild bleach solutions
- Ammonia based window cleaners

Scratches: Repairs to polished surfaces must be sanded out using progressively finer grades of abrasive to finish up at #1000 or 15 micron. The finish is then buffed using a medium to fine grade industrial polishing compound and a hand glaze swirl remover. This procedure is recommended for trained solid surface fabricators. For further information call 1-800-KARADON

Protect your investment
Do not expose KARADON™ to household or industrial chemicals such as paint strippers, drain cleaners or solvents. These may damage KARADON™ and should be immediately wiped from the surface if an accident should occur.

KARADON™ is designed to be thermal-formed, therefore do not subject the surface to heat emitting appliances or place hot items directly on the surface. Always use a hot pad or trivet. When cooking ensure that utensils do not overhang the stove and reflect heat to the countertop. This could create a hot spot and damage the countertop. Sudden changes from hot to cold, or cold to hot should be avoided as well. Although KARADON™ does withstand heat better than most ordinary countertops, damage caused by excessive heat is not covered by the warranty.

KARADON™ will last a lifetime but does need protection from heat, sudden temperature changes, cutting and chemical spills. Burns, impact marks or deep scratches on KARADON™ can be repaired. Contact your dealer or customer service at 1-800-KARADON or 604-574-0885.

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content.

 

Beaulieu of America-Carpet Care

Beaulieu of America
P.O. Box 1248
1502 Coronet Drive
Dalton, GA 30722-1248
Phone: (706) 259-4511
Fax: (706) 242-7311
www.beaulieu-usa.com

BEAULIEU® OF AMERICA CARPET CARE, MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES,
AND SOA REQUIREMENTS

Seal of Approval Care and Maintenance Requirements
New carpet is a major investment that adds significantly to the quality, beauty, and warmth of your home. Proper care and maintenance not only protects your carpet, it gives added value to your carpet investment by providing you with many years of use.  Proper care includes routine vacuuming, fast and effective spot cleaning, and systematic professional cleaning using hot water extraction methodologies. In order for you to enjoy the full functional benefits of your carpet for many years of use, and to help promote a healthy environment, Beaulieu® recommends the use of carpet care products that have been tested and certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Seal of Approval (SOA) Program.  Spot Cleaners, vacuums, presprays, intank solutions and extractors that have obtained SOA certification have demonstrated a high level of carpet cleaning performance.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective January 1, 2007 all carpet purchased on and after this date require the use of carpet care products that have obtained CRI SOA certification to maintain your carpet’s warranties. Information on SOA certified products can be obtained at www.carpetrug.com Effective the date of this notice and unless you have followed the Stain Removal Guide section of this brochure, claims for staining and soiling will not be considered if the carpet has not been cleaned and maintained using products that carry the CRI SOA certification.

Use walkoff mats
Soiling is the greatest threat to your carpet, and taking care of your carpet starts immediately after installation. The use of walk off mats at all entrances inside and outside are recommended.  Walk off mats must be cleaned and replaced regularly to prevent them from becoming a soiling source to your carpet.

Vacuum regularly
The most important thing you can do for your carpet is to vacuum it regularly. The beauty and life of your carpet will be enhanced by frequent vacuuming. Removing dirt particles will reduce fiber abrasion that will dull carpet fibers. Upright HEPA Filtered vacuum models equipped with an adjustable pile height setting and beater bar (which raises the pile height to assist in soil removal) are recommended. Air suction only vacuums are recommended for Shag and Frieze carpet. HEPA Filtered vacuum systems reduce the amount of particulate soil that can pass through bag models and be respirable.  Be sure to properly adjust your vacuum according to the pile height of your carpet to provide proper pile agitation and suction to remove soil.  For residential applications, rather than vacuuming all of your carpet every day, if needed, concentrate daily vacuuming to the traffic areas and use a weekly schedule for the rest of the home. More frequent vacuuming will be required for commercial applications.  Refer to the Carpet and Rug Institute’s publication Carpet Maintenance Guidelines for Commercial Applications to obtain recommended flooring maintenance guidelines. Vacuum cleaners should be pushed slowly, utilizing a minimum of four back and forth passes in each direction. Change vacuum bags and filters frequently and keep your vacuum in good operating condition.

Clean periodically
Your carpet is a significant investment.  Not only will periodic cleaning help prolong the life of your carpet and promote a healthy environment, it is also a mandatory requirement to maintain our warranty protection. Your carpet’s appearance during its life cycle will depend on several factors, including color, pattern, fiber, pile density, traffic and maintenance. Residential carpet must be cleaned by a certified carpet care professional at least every twelve (12) to twenty four (24) months. Carpet used in commercial environments can require more frequent cleaning. Your carpet must be cleaned by the hot water extraction method using carpet care products that are certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval program. Beaulieu® recommends your carpet be treated with a fluorochemical stain resistant treatment after each cleaning to maintain the full benefits these treatments provide. You are required to retain your receipts for proof of professional carpet cleaning services. For information and assistance in locating a certified carpet care professional, call our Technical Services Department at 800-944-2840.

Blot up spills immediately
No carpet is stain proof; however, prompt attention to spots and spills using the easy procedures outlined here will help relieve your carpet from stains.

STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE
WATER SOLUBLE STAINS
Baby Formula  Latex Paint  Syrup
Beer  Fruit Punch/Juice  Tea
Blood  Graphite  Tomato Juice
Candy  Ice Cream  Urine
Catsup  Jelly  Vinegar
Clay  Kool Aid  Vomit
Coffee  Liquor  Wine
Cola  Mouthwash  Water
Cologne  Mustard  Watercolors
Cranberry Juice  Rust  Whiskey
Feces  Soft Drinks
Food Stains  Soil Spots

These contaminates usually consist of surface litter, dry dust, grit and various soils, beverages, and no greasy food stains that tend to adhere to the fibers making their removal by vacuuming difficult. Some of these contaminates have a tendency to spread with foot traffic if not cleaned as soon as possible. Always start by removing loose soils.  Dry blot wet soils with a clean white terry cloth towel. If the stain persists, use the appropriate cleaning method outlined in the stain removal guide. NOTE: Consumer should blot Watercolor stains using isopropyl alcohol until no more stain will transfer onto the white terry cloth towel.

For water soluble stains, start with Step A. If stain remains, proceed with Step B.
If stain continues to remain after you complete Step A and B, call our Technical Services Department at 800-944-2840.

OILBASED STAINS

Acne Medication  Furniture Polish  Medicines
Asphalt*  (oil based)  Milk
Asphalt Sealer  Glue*  Nail Polish
Butter  Gravy  Oil
Chocolate  Grease (black)  Oil Based Paint
Chocolate Milk  Gum*  Ointment
Cooking oil  Hand Cream  Salad Dressing
Cosmetics  Iodine  Shoe Polish
Crayon  Ink  Tar*
Felt Marker  Margarine  Varnish
Furniture Dye  Mayonnaise  Wax*

This type stain is usually the most difficult to clean. Included in this category are cosmetics, fats, grease, oil, salad oils, polishes, paint, ink, tar, oil based materials and waxes.

For oil based stains, use a commercially available volatile or citrus solvent spotter.  WARNING: Never apply solvents directly to your carpet! Solvent spotters should be applied to a white, terry cloth towel to be used for blotting. When using solvents be sure to allow for adequate ventilation. If the stain remains, proceed with the Step A cleaning method. If stain still persists, call our Technical Services Department at 800-944-2840. Professional cleaning may be required.

*Blot with commercially available solvent spotter to soften the solid material. Gently scrape up the softened solid material and then repeat solvent spotting to remove the residual.

CLEANING METHODS
STEPS A AND B
It is important that you ACT QUICKLY! Refer to this guide for a list of solutions and specific procedures by stain type. Stains that are more difficult may require multiple cleanings. (When more than one step is recommended, proceed to the second solution only if after several applications of the first solution, the stain is not removed.)

Step A
1. Remove loose dirt and dry blot excess stain.
2. Dampen with lukewarm water for one minute and blot with terry cloth towel.
3. Repeat until no stain is evident on towel.
4. If stain persists, use 1/2 teaspoon liquid hand/dish detergent containing no lanolin or
bleach mixed with 1 pint of water and blot into stained area using a terry cloth towel.  Dampen with clear, lukewarm water to remove detergent and blot dry.
5. If stain persists, add water again, fold terry cloth at least 1/2″ thick and place over stain with weight. Check toweling every five minutes, or until carpet is stain free. This procedure may need to be repeated with deep stains.
6. Gently brush up pile and allow to dry before walking on carpet.
*If stain persists, blot with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Always pretest an inconspicuous area of carpet when using hydrogen peroxide before attempting to clean the stain. If stain reoccurs, call our Technical Services Department at 800-944-2840. Professional cleaning may be required.
WARNING: Do not attempt to clean acne medication, cosmetics, or hand cream stains using hydrogen peroxide.

Step B
1. Vacuum particles, soften stain with alcohol or dry cleaning solvent, and blot immediately.
2. If stain persists, follow guidelines 46 of Step A.
3. Gently brush up pile and allow to dry before walking on carpet.

CAUTIONS
1. Many spot removal solutions leave residue in carpet that can attract soil. A mist type sprayer containing the recommended cleaning solution is recommended to prevent over wetting.  Upon completion of spot cleaning, thoroughly rinse the area with lukewarm tap water. Several rinses may be necessary to completely remove residue.
2. Be careful not to saturate the carpet to the backing, carpet padding or subflooring
3. Never use any of the solutions in concentrations stronger than those recommended in this brochure. Always follow all warnings and precautions listed on containers of commercially available spot cleaners.
4. Spot clean starting from the outside of the stain and work towards the center.
5. Whenever recommended, be certain to pretest the cleaning solution in an inconspicuous area before attempting to clean the stain.

SOILING
Soiling is defined here as excessive amounts of loose dirt, dust, debris, or any other dry particulate matter that are nonoily and nonsticky. Dry soil is easy to remove from the carpet with a vacuum. Pay particular attention to track off areas and concentrated traffic areas, which may require daily vacuuming even if soil is not visible.

Note: This information in this document is supplied by the Vendor. Carver Yacht Group provides this document for your convenience only and claims no responsibility for content.

 

Annual Inspection – Memo

We want your Carver Yacht to provide your family with an enjoyable and safe boating season. Take the time to review and re-familiarize yourself with the Carver Yachts Owner’s and Operational Guide.

In addition, we strongly suggest that you arrange for a Carver dealer or other qualified marine servicing dealer to perform a preseason inspection of your vessel. We recommend an annual inspection to ensure that the propulsion and electrical systems are maintained to original specification. Pay close attention to the engine and generator exhaust systems and the fuel system. Replace all worn or suspect hoses and fittings. It’s also a good time to replace your original carbon monoxide detector a with a new technology detector available from your Carver dealer.