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ZBoat1800UserGuide

AssemblyInstructions




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TableofContents Section

Introduction 1.0

ZBoat1800SafetyandCautions 2.0

ZBoat1800Specifications 3.0


ZBoat1800AssemblyandInstallation 4.0

OutdriveandSteeringLinkageInstallation 4.1

SkegInstallation 4.2

ChargingandInstallingtheBatterySystems 4.3

ZBoat1800(HighSpeed)AssemblyandInstallation 5.0

OutdrivesandSteeringLinkageInstallation 5.1

SkegInstallation 5.2

ChargingtheBatterySystems 5.3

InstallingtheBatterySystemsandPowerUp 5.4

GPSAntennaMountInstallation5.5

DeployingtheZBoat1800 6.0

ConductingaRangeTest 6.1

LaunchingandRetrievingtheZBoat1800 6.2

EmergencyStop 6.3

Maintenance 7.0

ZBoatWarranty 8.0




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1.0Introduction

CongratulationsonyourrecentpurchaseoftheOceanscienceZBoat1800.

TheOceanscienceZBoat1800isaremotelyoperatedelectricboatdesignedtomakesafe,unmanned
measurementsofbathymetry

TherearetwomodelsofZBoat1800,the1800andthe1800(HighSpeed).TheZBoat1800operatesin
displacementhullmodeattopspeedwithasingle200Woutdriveanda12VNiMHbatterypack,
producingatopspeedofaround1.8m/s(6f/s).TheZBoat1800(HighSpeed)operatesinplanninghull
modeatmaximumspeedwithtwin750Woutdrivesandthree24VNiMHbatterypacks.Withthestock
propellers,topspeedis5m/s(16f/s).TheZBoat1800hasanABSplastichull.

2.0SafetyandCautions

Safetyisamajorconcernwhenworkingaroundmovingpropellers.Extremecautionmustbeobserved
whenworkingonoraroundtheZBoat.Thepropellerscanrotateatmorethan3,000RPMandproduce
750W(1.0HP)each.Thereisextremedangerofinjuryifthepropellersaretouchedwhileoperating.
Alwaysstayclearofthepropellerswhenthebatteriesareonboard.Thelargeredemergencystopswitch
canbedepressed(forwarddeckofboat)toimmediatelycutpowertothemotorsinanunexpectedevent.

WhenpoweringuptheZBoat,alwaysturntheradiotransmitteronbeforepoweringtheboatitself.If,
whenpoweredup,thereceiverontheboatdoesnotdetectacontrollersignal,theboatmay
unexpectedlyenterthefailsafemode.Thiscouldbeextremelydangerous,dependingonthefailsafe
setting.Thoughcustomizableinthefield,theZBoatsdefaultfailsafebehavioristotravelinawidecircle
untilRCcontactisreestablished.

Conversely,whenshuttingdownalwayspowerdowntheboat(usingtheredbatteryswitch)before
shuttingdownthetransmitter.Again,ifthetransmitterisshutoffbeforetheboat,unexpectedand
possiblyverydangerousmaneuverswilllikelyoccur.

Improperlyinstalledinstrumentscancausetheboattofillwithwater.NevertrytooperatetheZBoat
1800withoutproperlyinstalledinstruments.

NOTE:THEZBOAT1800HASADRAINPLUG.ALWAYSCHECKTHATTHEDRAINPLUGISFULLYSECURE
PRIORTODEPLOYINGTHEBOAT.



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3.0ZBoat1800Specifications

ZBOAT1800SPECIFICATIONS
1800 1800HighSpeed
TypicalCruisingSpeed 1.0m/s 4m/s
TopSpeed 1.8m/s 5m/s
HullLength 1800mm 1800mm
HullWidth 900mm 900mm
Payload 40lbs. 30lbs.
Power 12VNiMHPacks(1) 24VNiMHPacks(3)
Motor BrushedDCoutdrive(1) BrushlessDCOutdrive(2)
HullMaterial UVResistantABS UBResistantABS
Weight 2325kg 25kg
Hardware StainlessSteel StainlessSteel
R/CControl HitecAurora9channel HitecAurora9channel
RemoteAntenna OmniDirectional OmniDirectional
RemoteRange 750m 750m
RemoteRFScheme FHSS FHSS
RemoteFrequency 2.4GHz 2.4GHz
DepthSounderTransducer Internalmount Internalmount




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4.0ZBoat1800AssemblyandInstallation

TheZBoat1800isshippedwiththeoutdrive,skeg,andoptionalGPSmountremoved.This
sectionprovidesinstructionstoattachtheoutdriveandskegtotheZBoat1800,toconnectthe
steeringlinkageandhowtoproperlychargeandinstallthebattery.

4.1OutdriveandSteeringLinkageInstallation(ZBoat1800)

Thefollowingitemsarerequiredtoinstalltheoutdriveandsteeringlinkage:

1 Outdrive
1 SteeringClamp(PreInstalled)
1 SteeringLinkage(PreInstalled)

1. Inserttheconnectorandcableupthroughtheoutdrivemountandsteeringclamp.(See
Figure4.1)

2. Positiontheoutdriveshaftsothatthetopofthecableglandis23inchesabovethetopof
theoutdrivesteeringarm.(Seefigure4.2)

3. Tightenthesteeringclampusingthefingernut.DONOTOVERTIGHTEN.

4. Connectthemotorpower/controlcabletothe4pinbulkheadasshown.(Seefigure4.4)
Note:theconnectoriskeyedandwillfitinonlyoneorientation.

5. Theoutdrivecanberaisedorloweredfordeploymentorstoragepositions.

Notesaboutproperalignment
Ifacontrolsignalisnotpresentwhentheservoispoweredup,theservoarmmayturntoan
extremeangle,causingdamagetothesteeringlinkageortheservo.Usecautionwhenpowering
uptheservotoavoiddamagingthesystem.Werecommendthesteeringlinkagebe
disconnectedfromtheservoarmfortheinitialbenchtesting.



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4.2SkegInstallation(ZBoat1800)

Thefollowingitemsarerequiredtoinstalltheskeg:

1 Aluminumskeg
6 #1024x5/8flatheadmachinescrews
6 #1024lockingnuts
6 #10flatfenderwashers
1 Phillipsscrewdriver
1 3/8endwrench
RTVsealantasrequired

1. TurntheZBoat1800overandsupportitattheforwardandaftdeckareas.ApplyRTV
sealanttotheskegscrewholesasshown.(Seefigure4.5)




(Fig.4.1)Insertconnectorandcableup
throughoutdrivemountandsteering
(Fig.4.2)Positionoutdriveshaftsotopof
cableis23aboveoutdrivesteeringarm
(Fig.4.3)Attachsteeringlinkageto
outdrivesteeringandservoarm.

(Fig.4.4)Connectmotorpower/control
cabletothe4pinbulkhead



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2. ApplyRTVsealanttothethreadsofthe#1024flatheadscrewsbyinsertingthescrewsinto
theendofthesealanttube.

3. Settheskeginpositiononthehullandthreadinthe#1024flatheadscrewstoholditin
place.Startallofthescrewsbeforetighteningthemdownasshown.(Seefigure4.6)Wipe
awayexcesssealant.Skegdesignsmayvaryfromboattoboat.Seefigure4.7foraproperly
installedskeg.

4. Turnthehulloverandinstall(1)flatwasherand(1)#1024lockingnutoneachoftheskeg
mountingscrewsprotrudingthroughthehull.

(Fig.4)Standardcrossbarwithwirerope
bridleandinstrumentsafetycable
(Fig. 5)Safetycable,wireropebridle,and
carabinerreadyfortowline

(Fig.4.5)ApplyRTVsealanttoskeg
screwholes
(Fig.4.6)Setskegandthreadflatheadscrews
toholdinplace
(Fig.4.7)Properlyinstalledskeg




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4.3ChargingtheBatterySystems(ZBoat1800)

TheZBoat1800isnormallyequippedwitha12V30AhNiMHbatterypackandaHitecAurora9
transmitterwitha7.2VNiMhbatterypack.Itisimportantthattheuserfullychargeeachbattery
systembeforedeployment.

Thepropulsionbatteriesoperatingendurancebetweenchargesrangesfrom70minutesto240
minutesdependingonoperatingspeedanduseofsteering.

Tochargetheremotecontroltransmittersbatterypack,pleaserefertothetransmitter
manufacturersinstructionmanual.

1. DisconnectallshipboardconnectionstothebatteryandremovethebatteryfromtheZBoat.
Placethebatteryinawellventilatedareaawayfromflammablehazards.

2. Ensurethe3to1adaptercablehasbeendisconnectedfromallthreewhiteMolex
connectors,ordischargeterminals,asshown.(Seefigure4.9)

Important:ThebatterychargeterminalsconsistofthreeTamiyaconnectorsthataretinted
greenishyellow.Therearetheconnectorsthatwillbeusedforcharging.ThewhiteMolex
connectorsareusedfordischarge(runtimeoperation)onlyandshouldneverbeusedto
chargethebattery.Dependingonthebattery,oneorbothtypesoftheseconnectorsmay
haveidentifyinglabels.(Seefigure4.10)

3. Connectthethreechargingadapterstoeachportonthe12Vbatterycharger.Eachadapter
isa2pieceassembly.EnsurealladaptersterminateingreenishyellowTamiyaconnectors
thatmatcheachbatteryschargeterminals.(Seefigure4.11)

4. Selectthedesiredchargingrateoneachportviaswitchesonthepanel.Chooseeithera
0.9Aor1.8Achargingrate(slowandfastchargerespectively).Bydefault,thechargersship
witha1.8Achargingrateselected.

(Fig.4.9)DisconnectallMolex
connectors
(Fig.4.10)Tamiyaconnectors
andidentifyinglabels.

(Fig.4.11)Connectthree
chargingadapterstobattery
chargerports



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5. Connectthethreegreenishyellowchargeterminalsonthebatterytothethreecharging
adaptersonthecharger.(Seefigure4.12)

6. Verifythatthechargersinputpowerrequirementsarecompatiblewithyourregionsline
voltagebeforeproceeding.ConnectthechargersACcordtotheoutletandturnonthe
frontpowerswitchtobegincharging.Thechargerindicatorlightswillshowredduring
chargeandgreenwhenchargingiscomplete.(Seefigure4.13)

7. DoNOToverchargethebatteries.Batteriesshouldbesupervisedwhilechargingandshould
notbeleftunattended.Ensurethatthebatteriesaredisconnectedassoonaschargingis
complete.

8. Underrarecircumstances,thechargermayfinishthechargingcycleprematurelybeforethe
batteryhasbeenfullycharged.Verifythatthebatteryhasbeenfullychargedbymeasuring
thevoltagesacrosseachofthe3dischargeterminals.Allvoltagesshouldberoughlyequal
andshouldbehigherthanthebatterysratedvoltageof12V.Also,factorinthedurationof
chargewhendecidingwhethertotrustthebatterychargersautomaticcutoff.Forexample,
a30Amphourcapacitybattery,iffullydepleted,shouldrequireaminimumof5.55hoursto
chargeifeachofthe3chargeportsaresettochargeatarateof1.8A[30Amphours/(3*
1.8A)=5.55hours].Inpractice,ittakesbatteriesabout50%longertochargethanthetime
spentdischargingthem.Ifyoususpectthatthechargingcyclemayhaveterminated
prematurely,disconnectandthenreconnectthebatteriesandrestartthechargeprocess.

9. Onceeachmonth,thepropulsionbattery(s)shouldbefullydischargedbeforerechargingto
avoidmemoryproblemsthatmaybecausedbyrepeatedlychargingpartiallydischarged
batteries.

(Fig.4.12)Connectgreenish
yellowterminalstotheadapters
onthecharger
(Fig.4.13)Connectthechargerto
theoutletandturnonfront
powerswitchtobegincharge




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4.4InstallingtheBatterySystem(ZBoat1800)

1. Loadthe12vNiMHbatterypackintotheZBoat1800hullwiththeleadsfacingtowardthe
electronicsbox,asshown.(Seefigure4.14)
2. StrapthebatteryinusingtheinstalledVelcrostrap.

3. Connectthe3to1dischargecabletothedischargeportsonthebattery.

4. ConnectthesinglelargeAndersonconnectortotheCCMasshown.(Seefigure4.14)

*Note:Alwaysdisconnectthe3to1dischargecablefromthebatterybefore
recharging.

(Fig.4.14)Loadandstrapthebattery
packintothehullwiththeleads
facingtowardtheCCM
(Fig.4.15)Usethe3to1discharge
cabletoconnectbatterytoCCM.





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5.0ZBoat1800(HighSpeed)AssemblyandInstallation

TheZBoat1800(HighSpeed)isshippedwiththeoutdrives,skeg,andoptionalGPSmount
removed.Thissectionprovidesinstructionforattachingtheoutdrivesandsteeringlinkage.

5.1OutdriveandSteeringLinkageInstallation(ZBoat1800
HighSpeed)

Thefollowingitemsarerequiredtoinstalltheoutdrivesandsteeringlinkage.

1 Portoutdrive
1 Starboardoutdrive
2 x2.5quickreleasepins
1 Preassembledsteeringlinkage
1 #1032xPhillipsmachinescrew
1 #10x1Phillipsmachinescrew
1 #10x1Phillipsmachinescrew
10 #10spacers
1 3/8wrench
1 Phillipsscrewdriver

1. Identifytheport(left)outdrivebytheportlabelatopthesteeringhead.Installthisoutdriveto
theportmotormountusingthequickreleasepinasshown.(Seefigure5.1)

2. Installthestarboard(STBDonright)outdrivetothestarboardmotormountusingtheremaining
quickreleasepin.

3. Removethe#10hexnuts(coloredred)fromthesteeringlinkagescrewsanddiscard,thesenuts
areprovidedtoshowtheproperassemblyofthesteeringlinkagecomponents.

4. Connecttheshortandlongsteeringlinktotheportoutdriveusingthe#1032x1screw,#10
splitwasher,and#10spacer.(Seefigure5.4)

5. Connectthelongsteeringlinktothestarboardoutdriveusingthe#1032x1screw,#10split
washer,and#10spacerasshown.(Seefigure5.2)

6. Connecttheshortsteeringlinktotheservoarmusingthe#1032xscrew,#10spacer,and
1032hexnutasshown.(Seefigure5.3)




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5.2SkegInstallation(ZBoat1800HighSpeed)

Thefollowingitemsarerequiredtoinstalltheskeg:

2 Aluminumskeg
6 #1024x5/8flatheadmachinescrews
6 #1024lockingnuts
6 #10flatwashers
1 Phillipsscrewdriver
1 3/8endwrench
RTVsealantasrequired

(Fig.10)Inserttheoutriggercrossbarpartsintothemainhull,align,installtheretaining
pins,andtightenthethumbturns


(Fig.5.1)Installoutdrivetoportmotor
mountusingquickreleasepin
(Fig.5.2)Connectlongsteeringlinkto
starboardoutdrivewithscrewandwasher
(Fig.5.3)Connectshortsteeringlink
toservoarmwithscrew

(Fig.5.4)Connectshortandlong
steeringlinktoportoutdrivewithscrew
andwashers



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1. TurntheZBoat1800(HighSpeed)overandsupportitattheforwardandaftdeckareas.
ApplyRTVsealanttotheskegscrewholesasshown.(Seefigure5.5)

2. ApplyRTVsealanttothethreadsofthe#1024flatheadscrewsbyinsertingthescrewsinto
theendofthesealanttube.

3. Settheskeginpositiononthehullandthreadinthe#1024flatheadscrewstoholditin
place.Startallofthescrewsbeforetighteningthemdownasshownandwipeawayexcess
sealant.(Seefigure5.6)Skegdesignsmayvaryfromboattoboat.

4. Turnthehulloverandinstall(1)flatwasherand(1)#1024lockingnutoneachoftheskeg
mountingscrewsprotrudingthroughthehull.

(Fig.5.5)ApplyRTVsealanttoskeg
screwholes
(Fig.5.6)Setskegandthreadflathead
screwsinplace




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5.3ChargingtheBatterySystems(ZBoat1800HighSpeed)

TheZBoat1800(HighSpeed)isnormallyequippedwiththree24V10AhNiMHbatterypacksand
asmallerbatterypackinsidethehandheldRCtransmitter.Itisimportantthattheuserfully
chargeeachbatterysystembeforedeployment.

Thepropulsionbatteriesoperatingendurancebetweenchargesrangesfrom30minutestoover
240minutes,dependingonoperatingspeedanduseofsteering.

Onceeachmonth,thepropulsionbattery(s)shouldbefullydischargedbeforerechargingto
avoidmemoryproblemsthatmaybecausedbyrepeatedlychargingpartiallydischarged
batteries.

Tochargetheremotecontroltransmittersbatterypack,refertothetransmittermanufacturers
instructionmanual.
1. Disconnectallshipboardconnectionstothebatteriesandremovethebattery(s)fromthe
boat.

2. Placethebatteriesinawellventilatedareaawayfromflammablehazardsensuringthe
batteriesarespacedsufficientlytoallowproperairflowduringcharging.

Important:ThebatterychargeterminalconsistsofaTamiyaconnectorthatistinted
greenishyellow.Thisconnectorwillbeusedforcharging.TheredandblackAnderson
connectorsareusedfordischarge(runtimeoperation)onlyandshouldneverbeusedto
chargethebattery.Dependingonthebattery,oneofbothtypesoftheseconnectorsmay
haveidentifyinglabels.(Seefigure5.10)

3. Plugeach24Vsmartchargerintoanacceptablewallunit,theLEDlightonthefrontofthe
unitsshouldilluminategreen.

4. ConnectthegreenTamiyaconnector(chargeterminal)totheoppositeTamiyaconnectoron
thecharger.Insurethatpolaritiesarecorrect(blackblack,redred).ThechargersLEDwill
beginflashingred.

5. Connectthesmallredthermistorconnectoronthebatterytotheoppositeredthermistor
connectiononthecharger.ThechargersLEDwillnowilluminateasteadyred.This
indicatesaproperlychargingbattery.

6. WhenchargingiscompletetheLEDwillchangetoilluminategreen.

7. DoNOToverchargethebatteries.Batteriesshouldbesupervisedwhilechargingandshould
notbeleftunattended.Ensurethebatteriesaredisconnectedassoonaschargingis
complete.

8. Underrarecircumstances,thechargermayfinishthechargingcycleprematurelybeforethe
batteryhasbeenfullycharged.Verifythatthebatteryhasbeenfullychargedbymeasuring
thevoltagesacrosseachofthe3dischargeterminals.Allvoltagesshouldberoughlyequal
andshouldbehigherthanthebatterysratedvoltageof12V.Also,factorinthedurationof
charewhendecidingwhethertotrustthebatterychargersautomaticcutoff.Forexample,a



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30Amphourcapacitybattery,iffullydepleted,shouldrequireaminimumof5.55hoursto
chargeifeachofthe3chargeportsaresettochargeatarateof1.8A[30Amphours/(3*
1.8A)=5.55hours].Inpractice,ittakesbatteriesabout50%longertochargethanthetime
spentdischargingthem.Ifyoususpectthatthechargingcyclemayhaveterminated
prematurely,disconnectandthenreconnectthebatteriesandrestartthechargeprocess.

9. Onceeachmonth,thepropulsionbattery(s)shouldbefullydischargedbeforerechargingto
avoidmemoryproblemsthatmaybecausedbyrepeatedlychargingpartiallydischarged
batteries.

(Fig.5.9)RigidBridle
connectiondetail
(Fig. 5.10)RigidBridleloose
parts
(Fig.5.9)Plugthethree
chargersintotheappropriate
powersourceLEDisgreen.
(Fig.5.10)Connect Tamiya
connectorsorchargeterminals
LEDwillflashgreen/red


(Fig.5.11)Connectthe
thermistorconnectors;LEDis
solidredwillturngreenfor
completedcharge.



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5.4 InstallingtheBatterySystem(ZBoat1800HighSpeed)

1. LoadthethreeNiMHbatterypacksintheZBoat1800(HighSpeed)hullwiththeleadsfacing
towardtheCCM,asshown.(Seefigure5.14)

2. ConnectallthreepowerleadstotheCCMelectronicsboxasshown.(Seefigure5.15)

3. Insurepolarityiscorrect(redred,blackblack).

(Fig.5.14)Loadthebatterypacksinthe
hullwiththeleadsfacingtowardCCM
electronicsbox
(Fig.5.15)Connectallthreepower
leadstotheCCM



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5.5 GPSAntennaMount

RequiredMaterials:
ProvidedZBoat1800GPSAntennamounthardwarebag.
Providedsiliconesealant.

1. Surroundeachholewithsiliconesealant.

2. PlacetheGPSantennamountontothelidandinstallthethree1032x1inchscrews.

3. Turnthelidoverandinstallthenumber10washersandlocknuts.Tightensnuglyandwipe
wayexcesssilicone.




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6.0DeploymentoftheZBoat1800

TheZBoat1800issimpletooperate,butsomebasicrulesandprecautionsshouldbefollowedto
deploytheboatsafely.Pleasereadthroughalloftheinstructionsbeforebeginninganywork.

SEEZBOATOPERATINGMANUAL

6.1ConductingaRangeTest

ItisimportanttotesttherangeoftheZBoat1800transmitteratthesitewheremeasurements
willbemade.Environmentalfactorscanaffecttransmitterrange,anditisimportanttoknowof
anylimitationsbeforedeployingtheboatinmovingwater.Powerlines,largemetalobjectsand
otherobstructionscanaffecttransmissionrange.

Toconductarangetest:

1. PoweruptheZBoatandhaveanobserverholdtheboatfirmlyinplace

2. Theobservershouldmonitorthesteeringservoperformanceastheoperatorwalks
awayfromtheboatwhilecontinuallymovingthesteeringjoystick.

3. Continueuntilthesteeringservonolongerrespondsorthedesiredrangebetween
operatorandboatisreached.

6.2LaunchandRetrievaloftheZBoat1800

TheZBoat1800shouldbelaunchedsternfirst(backend).Thiswillprotecttheoutdrivefrom
accidentalgroundingandpossiblepropellerdamage.

1. Thoroughlyfamiliarizeyourselfwiththewaytheboatrespondstothecontrolsbefore
deployinginfastmovingwater.

2. Whentheboatistravelingawayfromyouitwillrespondtocontrolsignalsasexpected.

3. Whentheboatisinbound(travelingtowardyou),thesamecontrolsignalscreatea
responsethataninexperiencedoperatormaynotexpect.Aninexperiencedoperators
firstresponseinanemergencymayguidetheboatinanunintendeddirection.

4. Toprolongthelifeofthebatteries,accelerateslowlyandminimizetheuseofrudders;
therudderservoconsumessignificantpower.




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6.3EmergencyStop

SomeZBoatsareequippedwithanEmergencyStop(Fig.6.1).Pushingthisbuttonwillquickly
shutdownthepropulsionsystem.ToenablethemotorsaftertheEmergencyStophasbeen
pressed,thebuttonmustbepulleduptoitsnormalposition.Ensurethatthebuttonisupbefore
releasingtheboatintothewater.Otherwise,themotorswillnotfunction.Payloadelectronics
suchasathedepthsounderandGPSareunaffectedbytheEmergencyStopandwillremain
poweredevenafterthebuttonhasbeenpushed.

WhenperformingmaintenanceontheZBoatwherepersonalsafetymightbeatstake(ifclearing
debrisfromthepropellers,forexample),thesafestactionistofirstturnoffthemainpower
switchontheCCMandtodisconnectthebatteries.Note:TheEmergencyStopcablemustbe
pluggedintotheCCMasshowninFig.2.2inorderfortheEmergencyStopbuttontofunction.If
thiscableisdisconnected,themotorswillcontinuetorunevenaftertheEmergencyStophas
beenpressed.TheEmergencyStopshouldalsobetestedperiodicallytoverifypropershutdown
ofrunningmotors.


(Fig.6.1)ZBoatequippedwith
EmergencyStopbutton
(Fig.6.2)EmergencyStopcable
connectedtoVCU



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7.0Maintenance

TheZBoat1800isdesignedtobeeasytomaintain.

1. ToprolongthelifeoftheABShullandfinish,washwithmildsoapandwateraftereachuse.

2. Lubricatethesteeringballjointswith3in1orequivalentoilandregularlycheckthe
tightnessofallboltsandconnectors.

3. Checkthedecklidgasketforcuts,cracksordeformation.Thisgasketsealsthe
instrumentationareafromwaterintrusionandshouldbecheckedfrequently.

4. Ifoperatinginsaltwater,rinsehullandmotorswithfreshwateraftereachuse.

8.0ZBoatWarranty

TheOceanscienceGroup,Ltdmakeseveryefforttoassureitsproductsmeetthehighestquality,
reliabilityanddurabilitystandardsandwarrantstotheoriginalpurchaserorpurchasingagency
thateachZBoat1800befreefromdefectsinmaterialsorworkmanshipforaperiodofoneyear
fromdateofshipment.

Warrantydoesnotapplytodefectsduedirectlyorindirectlytomisuse,negligenceoraccidents,
repairsoralterationsoutsideofourfacilities,useoftheZBoatforpurposesotherthanwater
measurements,orusewithinstrumentsweighingmorethan25lbs.

Oceanscienceisnotresponsibleforlossofboat,instruments,damagetoproperty,injuryor
deathassociatewiththeuseofanyofitsproductsorproductsthatmaybeincludedorusedwith
Oceanscienceproducts.Oceansciencedoesnotwarrantthirdpartyproductssoldby
Oceanscience.ThesemayincludeGPS,depthsoundersandotherancillaryequipment.

AllwarrantyservicesareFOBOceansciencesfacilityinOceanside,CA.