Our Post-Season Boat Maintenance video is coming soon. In the meantime, please see the script below.

Like so many of us, you hate to see the boating season end. You have made wonderful memories with your family and friends over the course of the boating season on your Veranda and are reaping the benefits of the patented interlocking deck system and the “lifetime of enjoyment” it provides. Whether it’s the end of your boating season or you need to put your Veranda into storage for several months, there will come a time when you need to correctly prepare your Veranda for storage.

Hi there again, I’m Tommy Sanders, the host of the Veranda Luxury Pontoons online owner’s manual, and today we define six helpful steps for proper post-season boat maintenance, as approved by Veranda Luxury Pontoons and Yamaha. We recommend consulting your local authorized Veranda Luxury Pontoons dealer who has certified Yamaha technicians on staff to provide post-season boat maintenance service.

If you are inclined, this video covers how to change your oil, fog the engine, grease fittings, how to change or add fuel stabilizer, wash and dry your Veranda. If followed, these maintenance steps will help ensure you a lifetime of enjoyment from your investment. Self-service maintenance will not affect the Yamaha warranty, provided it’s done properly and uses the proper supplies. Yamaha recommends that all Yamaha outboard owners (especially DIYers) download and use the MyYamahaOutboards app to record and track their maintenance.  Learn more at www.yamahaoutboards.com/myyamahaoutboards. Another helpful tip is to always keep a record of your receipts for the products purchased to perform DIY maintenance if you choose to do so. Once again, we highly recommend consulting your local authorized Veranda Luxury Pontoons dealer who has certified Yamaha technicians on staff to provide post-season boat maintenance service.

CHANGE OIL & FILTER

Step one. Change oil and filter. The process starts with changing the crankcase oil:

  1. First, place an oil pan under the lower unit and with the engine trimmed all the way up.
  2. Next, remove the drain plug located inside the rubber tube below the rear of the cowling.
  3. After the oil has finished draining, replace the drain plug.

Place a piece of plastic tubing as an extension over the rubber tube to direct the oil into the pan and lower the engine using the trim switch on the starboard side to start the oil flowing. Next, change the oil filter. 
With the engine still down, slide the oil pan directly underneath the lower unit and remove the gearcase drain plug on the starboard side to remove the old lubricant. 
Check the old oil for discoloration or a foamy residue, which is an indication that water could be getting into the lower unit through a damaged seal. The most common cause of this problem is picking up discarded fishing line behind the propeller. 
While that gearcase is draining, remove the engine oil filter found on the port side. You can use an oil filter wrench or on these smaller engines, a simple strap wrench works fine. Be careful not to disturb the oil sensor located on the block above the filter. Moisten the rubber gasket on the new filter with a little fresh engine oil to assure a proper seal and then install by hand tightening the filter until it is snug. Refill the crankcase with the proper amount of Yamaha engine oil. To refill the lower unit with fresh gear case oil, first, remove the vent screw located directly above the drain plug. Dealers winterize so many outboards they use a bulk can of Yamalube® Gearcase Oil with a pump, but that probably won’t be necessary for you at home. Threads the fill hose into the drain plug hole and carefully pump in the lubricant until it starts weeping out of the upper vent.

For DIYers, Yamaha offers two options:

  1. An inexpensive hand pump that fits quart bottles of the Yamalube Gearcase Oil, which can be purchased from a local auto parts store.
  2. A plastic tube with threads that match the drain hole so you can simply squeeze the lubricant into the gear case.

Reinstall the vent plug until tight, then remove the applicator from the bottom and reinstall the drain plug. Warning: Do not attempt to fill from the top. For additional instruction please refer to the Engine Oil & Lube page on Yamaha Outboard’s Maintenance Matters.

FOG THE ENGINE
The second step in post-season boat maintenance is to fog the engine. Use a portable fuel tank with a small amount of fresh gas treated with Yamalube Ring Free, PLUS EFI Engine Storage Fogging Oil, and Yamalube Fuel Stabilizer & Conditioner Plus. Start by placing a hose flusher over the main lower unit water pickups and turn on the water. 
Then disconnect the fuel hose at the fuel filter by loosening the spring clamp with needle nose pliers and connecting the hose to the portable tank. Pump the ball to prime the engine and then start, allowing it to run for 10 minutes at a fast idle as the mixture is thoroughly distributed throughout the fuel system and combustion chambers to lubricate the injectors, valves, cylinder walls, and piston rings. 
When the 10 minutes are up, rev the engine briefly until you see a puff of smoke caused by the fogging oil exit through the prop hub and shut it down. Remove the hose from the portable tank and refit the onboard fuel hose. Leave the engine down to drain the water from the cooling system and disconnect the onboard flushing hose so that it drains, too. Then reconnect. For additional instruction please refer to the Extended Storage page on Yamaha Outboard’s Maintenance Matters.

GREASE FITTINGS

The third step is to grease the fittings. Tilt the engine up and use a grease gun charged with Yamaha marine grease to lubricate all grease fittings. There is one on each side of the steering slide near the front of the engine, one on the steering column, and one on the shift mechanism where the shift cables enter the cowling. To finish the job, spray the entire engine with Yamashield to repel moisture and prevent corrosion, and replace the cowling.

CHANGE FUEL FILTER
The fourth step in post-season boat maintenance involves changing the fuel filter. Replace your fuel filter by unscrewing and putting in the new filter. Dispose of the old filter and fuel properly.

ADD FUEL STABILIZER
The fifth step is to add fuel stabilizer. Add a fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank to keep the fuel fresh throughout the winter. Stabilized fuel will help make sure that your engine starts quick and easy next spring. It also helps prevent corrosion, rust, or other engine damage while in storage.

WASH & DRY
The final step in post-season boat maintenance is washing and drying your Veranda. We do suggest cleaning your boat before storing it for longer periods of time. We suggest using dishwashing soap, such as Dawn, and water for washing the boat. Customers can also use a pressure washer for the floors. You just need to make sure you are not using a high-pressure system and that you are careful.

There are countless automotive and marine cleaning solutions on the market that you can use for the logs and panels. We do not have a specific aluminum cleaner that we suggest. This is really up to the consumer on what they want to use. This is not something that affects the warranty. Whichever cleaner you use, the general directions are to apply the cleaner, scrub it into the aluminum, let it sit for several minutes, rinse it off and repeat if necessary. If you are unsure about how long to leave the cleaner on the aluminum, you can test it on a less-visible part of your pontoon. Be sure to read the instructions on the cleaning product to ensure proper usage.

Panels, vinyl seating, and flooring should be cleaned frequently with mild dish soap, warm water, and a soft cloth, paying special attention to crevices on the seats. For heavily soiled areas, we recommend using a 1:1 solution of Formula 409 or Fantastik and water. Rub gently and rinse with a water-dampened cloth or a thorough rinse with clean warm water. For more difficult stains, dampen a soft white cloth with a solution of household bleach (up to and no more than 10% bleach with 90% water). Rub gently and rinse with a water-dampened cloth to remove bleach concentration. Do not use alcohol-based cleaning agents.

 It is always recommended to consult with your local authorized dealer. If you wish to provide further protection, you can apply metal polish to the aluminum surfaces and wax the panels. This takes time, but if done correctly, will only need to be done once in a while. Many boat owners swear by Sharkhide or Biokleen metal polishes. In addition to a metal polish, you will need either a polishing ball on a standard cordless drill or an electric buffer with a lamb’s wool pad and a clean terry cloth.

Application of the metal polish should be done based on the directions on the container. Generally speaking, this will involve placing metal polish on a ball or pad, running the cordless drill or buffer clockwise at a slow speed to start, then increasing speed once the polish is absorbed. Guide it down the length of the pontoon while moving the applicator in a small ‘S’ pattern to blend the polish into the surface of the aluminum. After the polish is applied, buff it out or wipe it with a clean, dry cloth. You can also apply the polish by hand if you don’t have a buffer. Waxing panels can help prevent water spots, but it is not something that we recommend. It is really up to you, the consumer. We do not recommend waxing the powder-coated rails on your fence. It is not like a painted surface and will leave residue in the small textures of the powder coat.

If your Veranda Luxury Pontoon is equipped with hydraulic assist steering, UFLEX USA states that when storing your boat for an extended period of time beyond 4 months, we recommend having your dealer remove the steering cable end fitting from its engine side support and cleaning it adequately. Cover your boat. Make sure your boat is dry and cover it with a quality boat cover to keep your boat clean and electronics safe from the elements.

If possible, store out of water. This will keep your Veranda Luxury Pontoon safe from possible ice, or other problems that you did not account for over the winter months. We recommend that you have a boat lift at the very least, or even better, store your boat out of the water during the winter months. For additional instruction please refer to the External Appearance page on Yamaha Outboard’s Maintenance Matters.

We hope you have found this Veranda Luxury Pontoons owner’s manual segment on post-season boat maintenance very helpful to protect your investment and ensure a lifetime of enjoyment.

For additional information please reach out to your nearest authorized Veranda dealer or visit www.verandamarine.com.

Our Pre-Season Boat Maintenance video is coming soon. In the meantime, please see the script below.

The days are getting longer, which means it’s time to get your Veranda out of storage and water ready. Hello there, I’m Tommy Sanders, the host of the Veranda Luxury Pontoons online owner’s manual. This particular video segment covers 12 important steps for pre-season boat maintenance for your Veranda, as approved by Yamaha. We will cover everything from inspecting your battery, fuel lines, spark plugs, polishing and waxing your Veranda to inspecting your trailer. If followed, these maintenance steps will help ensure a safe and memorable boating season. We always recommend using one of our authorized dealers however Yamaha states that self-maintenance will not affect the Yamaha warranty, provided it’s done properly and using the proper supplies. Yamaha recommends that all Yamaha outboard owners (especially DIYers) download and use the MyYamahaOutboards app to record and track their maintenance.  Learn more at www.yamahaoutboards.com/myyamahaoutboards. Another helpful tip is to always keep a record of your receipts for the products purchased to perform DIY maintenance if you choose to do so. We highly recommend consulting your local authorized Veranda Luxury Pontoons dealer who has certified Yamaha technicians on staff to provide post-season boat maintenance service.

Inspect the Battery
Step one is to inspect your battery. There are several different types of marine batteries on the market, but Yamaha recommends using flooded lead acid or AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) only. Your authorized Veranda Luxury Pontoons dealer installs the batteries when they prep the boat after receiving the shipment. The battery life for a boat is roughly five years. It is important to make certain that your battery held up well during the winter months. Start by topping off the battery with fresh, distilled water if it needs it, then give it a good thorough charge. Check the charge with a battery tester and if the battery still holds a strong charge, you’ll be in great shape. If not, you may want to get your authorized dealer to inspect your battery. If you have time, look for a good sale, and get a good quality battery. If the battery is in good shape, it’s still a good idea to scrub the battery clean of dirt or rust; anything really that can build up on it.  Next, clean the terminal post connections.  Make sure you remove the terminals and wires from the battery posts first! Finally, carefully reattach any wires or cables that were removed.  Coat terminals with lithium grease to protect them further from corrosion. For additional instruction please refer to the Electrical System page on Yamaha Outboard’s Maintenance Matters.

Check for Timing Belt
The second step in pre-season boat maintenance is to check the timing belt. Where is the belt located and how do you inspect it? Good questions! The timing belt is located under your Yamaha motor’s cowling on the top of the engine. The cowling on larger motors is heavy and fragile, so it may take two people to remove. The belt on your outboard should not have a lot of “give,” meaning that if you press down on it or give it any pressure, it should hold tight. Your Yamaha service manual states that the maximum the belt can stay on the engines is 5 years or 1,000 hours, whichever comes first. Each time a motor comes in for a service interval, the technician should inspect the timing belt and pulleys for premature wear, which is evident by belt dust around the pulleys of the timing belt. If the timing belt goes, it will cause significant, costly damage to your motor. We highly recommend having your local authorized Veranda Luxury Pontoons dealer check or replace these for you.

 Inspect the Cooling System
Step three is to inspect the cooling system. Your outboard cools via the water in which it sits. No matter the Veranda model engine type, water will be pulled through the motor by a water pump into the cooling system. The impeller is located inside the lower unit of your motor which can be accessed by removing your prop, anode and outdrive. Check the raw water impeller’s condition before you start the engine this season.  Any indication of wear means it should be replaced. On a related note, it is important to flush the motors after each use with fresh water, not lake water, especially for those who boat in saltwater environments. This will wash the saltwater out of the motor and in the case of fresh water motors, will wash out any freshwater debris.

Test and Check on Your Electronics
The fourth step in pre-season boat maintenance is testing and checking your electronics. Every switch, knob, button, and meter needs to be tested and checked before you even think about sailing away on your boat after de-winterization. Flip every switch on the helm and in the cabins. Don’t skip a single one! The same electrical system connects everything, so keep an eye out for any circuit on your Veranda. In the event you have any questions, refer to our Online Owner’s Manual for any electrical tips that you may need further information on, or contact your local authorized Veranda Luxury Pontoons dealer.

Inspect All Fuel Lines and Fluid Levels
Next, you will need to inspect all fuel lines and fluid levels on your Veranda. Colder weather can be very difficult on your boat’s hoses, including fuel lines. You need to be sure that you do a thorough and detailed inspection of these fuel lines and other hoses. Is your fuel filter clean and clear? If it is great! If not, get it replaced. As we mentioned earlier, you’ll want to make sure all fluids are filled to their appropriate level to prevent a loss of fuel or coolant when out on the water. If your engine is not a two-cycle outboard, you should have replaced the engine oil when you winterized. If not, it should be done before this season. In either case, always check the oil level before starting the engine the first time for the season. Not only could low fluid levels cause problems but the wear and tear on these systems will cost a lot of money in the future if not maintained properly!

Check on the Distributor and Spark Plugs
The sixth step in pre-season boat maintenance involves checking the distributor and spark plugs. Cleaning the distributor on your boat is very important. When a distributor is neglected, it can corrode and cause poor engine performance and even stop it from running. Instead, you’ll want to remove the distributor cap and make sure it is nice and clean. If the contacts are corroded, replace the cap. When you are done with that, make sure all spark plugs are in good condition and tight. If it has not been done recently, a full tune-up with new spark plugs and even new wires is always a good idea.

Replace Your Zinc Anode(s)
Next, you will want to replace your zinc anodes if you have one. If you replaced the boat’s zinc anodes when you winterized, you are good to go. These are typically located on the underwater portion of an outboard motor, or on the propeller shaft of inboard boats; sometimes on the hull itself.  Zinc anodes are important because they prevent galvanic corrosion of metals on your boat and engine that occur in a marine environment, especially saltwater. They are also called “sacrificial zincs” because they are designed to corrode before steel and other metals. That means they are designed to dissolve and they need to be replaced regularly. Generally, if the zinc has lost more than half of its original material, it should be replaced.

Watch Out for Animal Hibernation
The eighth phase of pre-season boat maintenance concerns watching out for animals hibernation while your pontoon sat in storage. Many people don’t consider that insects and arachnids may want to take shelter in their warm, covered boats. Mice, in particular, have been known to gnaw into seating and make a warm nest inside there during the winter months. Don’t let this be you. Make sure you NEVER have food left in the boat over the off-season to reduce rodent infestation. Also, check all nooks and crannies for any bugs or spiders that may have taken refuge in your boat. If you find some unwanted critters, try using humane or non-toxic chemicals or traps that will remove them from your boat and send them on their way.

Check the Propeller

Next, you will want to check your propeller. While you’ve got the boat out of the water, let’s check the condition of the propeller. Only in transit and when stored on-shore is your propeller out of the water. Now is a good time to check for dents, corrosion, or any loose or damaged parts. You’ll also want to make sure that everything is in great shape and that nothing has been stuck or tangled between the prop and the spindle, such as fishing line, or the boat bottom that you missed when winterized. If you find that the propeller is damaged for some reason, you should remove it and have it repaired or even replace it, depending on the damage, by a local authorized Veranda Luxury Pontoons dealer who has Yamaha certified technicians on staff. For additional instruction please refer to the Propeller Solutions page on Yamaha Outboard’s Maintenance Matters.

 Clean
The tenth step in pre-season boat maintenance involves some deep cleaning. You will want to clean the boat thoroughly before you let your friends, family, and pets onto your vessel. Boats get wet. That’s standard. But that also means that mold and mildew can build up on boats and vessels very easily if left unchecked. Make sure you are thoroughly cleaning any mold or mildewed areas of your boat. Vacuum all storage spaces and seating. For additional instruction please refer to the External Appearance page on Yamaha Outboard’s Maintenance Matters.

Polish and Wax
Many boat owners take a lot of pride in their boat and work very hard to keep it looking fantastic all year round. If you’re one of those, you may want to polish and wax your boat. Polishing the aluminum logs and waxing panels can help prevent water spots, but it is not something that we recommend. It is really up to you, the consumer. We do not recommend waxing the powder-coated rails on your fence. It is not like a painted surface and will leave residue in the small textures of the powder coat. Refer to the Post-Season Boat Maintenance video in the owner’s manual for additional information about cleaning-polishing and waxing your Veranda. We do not recommend waxing the powder-coated rails on your fence. It is not like a painted surface and will leave residue in the small textures of the powder coat. Supporting your boat in every way will keep you from having to repair or replace broken items before it should be necessary to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment. Use a power washer on a light setting to get any dirt or mildew off your boat that may have built up over the off-season. Once done and dried, apply cleaner, buff, and apply products such as Shark Hide to keep it fresh and taken care of!

Inspect the Trailer
The final step in pre-season boat maintenance involves inspecting your BackTrack Trailer. Just like your boat, the trailer is one of the most important things you’ll be using all summer. You want to make sure your tires and wires are all up to the standard code. Check the air pressure in your tires before using your trailer, and if one is flat or damaged, it’s time to replace it. You don’t want tire problems on the road. You are legally required to have working turn signals on your boat’s trailer. Ensure all lights are working, and ask a family member or friend to keep an eye on them while you test your signals and brakes. Cold winter months are tough on brake bulbs, so care and caution are advised.

We hope you have found this pre-season boat maintenance segment of the Veranda Luxury Pontoons owner’s manual useful to ensure your investment is ready for the upcoming boating season and a lifetime of enjoyment that it will provide.

For additional information please reach out to your nearest authorized Veranda dealer or visit www.verandamarine.com.

We are thrilled that you have chosen the Veranda Luxury Pontoons Vista View Series. With proper care and maintenance, you will be able to maximize the benefits from your hard-earned investment for many boating seasons to come. Using the provided clip cover on your Vista View will help keep the interior clean, dry and reduce exposure to the elements. Installation and removal of this cover are much easier when done with another person to assist you versus being alone. Here are the steps you will need to properly install the clip cover on your Vista View. 

  • Remove the playpen cover from the storage bag.
  • Place the playpen cover and poles to the side of the main walkway, so they will not make a trip hazard. 
  • Have one person stand on the bow and the other toward the stern, unfold, and stretch the playpen until it is fully open. Your cover may have a white tag with “Forward Center” written on it. If so, position this part of the cover at the bow end.
  • Starting with the starboard side, place the cover over the edge of the seats so it hangs down the entire side of the fence. It’s helpful to begin on this side because the helm and windshield help to hold the cover in place during setup. Be sure to line up the cutouts along the side of the cover for the bimini mount bracket and trailer leg. You may need to step onto the stern and bow swim decks to stretch it out fully.
  • Please note that there are no velcro side pockets on the Vista View clip cover.
  • Next, insert the bottom of the plastic clip into the groove located on the underside of the top rail. Work your way around from stern to bow or whatever is most convenient, based upon whether you are moored at a marina or standing on the ground beside your pontoon on the trailer. You will find that working from outside the pontoon is much easier.   
  • Repeat the same steps on the other side of the pontoon until all the clips are secured.   
  • The next step involves setting up the four support poles under the cover, which helps to keep rainwater and leaves from settling on the cover. Be sure to grab a flashlight or your smartphone so you can see what you are doing under there.
  • Starting on one end of the pontoon, you will need to open up the cam lock and extend the top section of the extension pole into the base plate on the underside of the cover. Extend the pole until it’s snug again the cover and floor then close the cam lock. Repeat this process for each support pole.  
  • Once the pole is secured in place, exit the pontoon and close the gates.

To remove the clip cover on your Vista View you will need to do the following:

  • Grab a flashlight or your smartphone, open the bow entry gate, crawl under to cover, and lower the extension poles.
  • Remove poles.
  • Starting with the starboard side, fold 1/3 of the edge of the starboard side over onto the middle and then repeat on the port side, so it has 3 layers of material and two folds.
  • Put the cover in the storage bag and place it under one of the rear seats.

Disclaimer:

This is a mooring cover and should not be used during trailering. Always remove the cover before trailering and stow it under one of the rear seats. Vista View owners can also upgrade to a ratchet cover for an additional cost, whether during your initial purchase or afterward from your local dealer. For additional information please reach out to your nearest authorized Veranda dealer or visit www.tumacscovers.com or www.taylormadeproducts.com.

The Shadow-Caster multi-zone lighting controller comes standard on the 2021 Relax and Fish Series with the deluxe package. This feature provides easy lighting control functionality including RGBW, zone control, multiple fade mode changes, brightness in each zone, and music sync. The RGB LTS toggle switch is located on the right side of the dash. 

  • ON – Press RGB LTS to power on the RGB lights. The lights will slowly ramp up to full bright white.
  • COLOR SCROLL – A quick press and release on the RGB LTS will start color scroll. A subsequent quick press and release will stop on the current color.
  • BRIGHTNESS CONTROL – Press and hold RGB LTS and the lights will step down in brightness. Release the button when the desired brightness is achieved. Press and hold again to increase brightness.
  • INCREMENTAL COLOR STEP – Clicking RGB LTS repeatedly will step between discrete colors.
  • OFF – Press RGB LTS to power on the RGB lights.

Please note that by law, you are required to display appropriate navigational lights at night or during times of reduced visibility. No other lights can be displayed at this time, nor any that impair the visibility or distinctive character of navigation lights, or interfere with the keeping of a proper lookout. Please check with your local authority on whether or not your underdeck or underwater lighting can be used at these times. Refer to the separate video on navigational lights for more information. 

For additional information please reach out to your nearest authorized Veranda dealer or visit www.shadow-caster.com.

Our Shadow-Caster In-Dash Lighting Controller (VP & Vertex Series) video is coming soon. In the meantime, please see the instructions below.

The Shadow-Caster in-dash multi-zone lighting controller comes standard on VP and Vertex Series. This feature provides easy lighting control functionality including RGBW, zone control, multiple fade mode changes, brightness in each zone, and music sync. The Shadow-Caster remote keypad is located on the right side of the dash. 

Press the ALL button to power on the remote keypad.

Press the OFF button for two seconds to turn the remote keypad off.

If the remote keypad gets powered off and you would like to restore the setting you previously applied, just press the ALL button twice. 

To make adjustments to a specific zone, press the zone number, then press the desired adjustments. To apply to all zones, click the ALL button instead of a zone number. 

Zone 1 controls the under-deck lights.

Zone 2 controls the underwater lights.

 Zone 3 controls the mode lights inside the pontoon.

Zone 4 controls the speaker lights.

To turn zones off, select the desired zone or zones and press OFF.

To adjust the brightness of the lights, select the desired zone or zones and use the up and down arrow buttons. Press the up arrow button to increase the brightness of the lights or press the down arrow button to decrease the brightness of the lights.

The color index cycle on the Shadow-Caster starts with various shades of white, then transitions to reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and purples.

To change the color of the lights, select the desired zone or zones and press one of the four-color buttons (white, red, green or blue) in the center of the keypad or press the left arrow to change to the previous color or right arrow to show the next color. 

An example, if you press the ALL button then the red, it will turn all zones red. 

If you were to press zones 1 and 3 and the blue, it would turn zones 1 and 3 blue. 

To change modes, press the MODE button in the lower right to cycle through the four available lighting effects:

Mode 1 is a single color fade, which will fade the selected color off and on. 

Mode 2 is a multi-color fade, which fades up and down and cycles between colors depending on the selected color sequence. This can be blue and white, or red, green, blue, and white OR all colors.  

Mode 3 is a multi-color change, which is the same color sequence as a multi-color fade but maintains the brightness on a color before fading to the next color. 

Mode 4 is strobe/flash, which flashes a specified color at a specified rate. To adjust the color of a mode, use the left or right arrow buttons. To adjust the rate, press and hold the MODE button and use either of the left or right arrow buttons at the same time.  

The Shadow-Caster in-dash multi-zone lighting controller offers music sync as well. To use this feature, select the desired zone or zones and press the SYNC button to activate music sync. There are three different music sync modes:

Music sync mode 1 is Full-Color Frequency, which uses different frequency ranges from the music to drive the intensity of different colors.

Music sync mode 2 is a single color amplitude, in which the brightness of the light is driven by different intensities of the music. Use the left and right arrows to select a single color.  

Music sync mode 3 is multi-color amplitude and is like the single color amplitude, but colors are rotating continuously.

To adjust the backlights of the controller, press and hold the ALL button and use either the up or down arrow buttons until the desired brightness is achieved. 

Once everything is configured as you wish, press the OFF button to save your settings. 

Please note that by law, you are required to display appropriate navigational lights at night or during times of reduced visibility. No other lights can be displayed at this time, nor any that impair the visibility or distinctive character of navigation lights, or interfere with the keeping of a proper lookout. Please check with your local authority on whether or not your under deck or underwater lighting can be used at these times. 

Refer to the separate video on navigational lights for more information. 

For additional information please reach out to your nearest authorized Veranda dealer or visit Shadow-Caster.

The diagrams on this page will acquaint you with the major components found above, below, beside, and all-around the exterior of your Veranda Luxury Pontoon.

Starboard Side View

 

Port Side View

 

Top View

 

Bottom View

 

Front View

 

Rear View

 

Bow Deck & Log Construction View

 

Stern Deck & Log Construction View

For further information about this topic and other Veranda Luxury Pontoon-related content visit our website verandamarine.com or contact your local Veranda dealer.

Our Jensen Audio System (Vista View Series) video is coming soon. In the meantime please see our step-by-step instructions below.

The JMS32 Jensen audio system comes standard on all older Veranda Luxury Pontoons Vista View Series. This video will educate you on the interface and how to use it.

Located to the left of the steering wheel, this waterproof 160-watt stereo features 4-channel amplified audio output, Bluetooth streaming audio, press-and-hold quick pairing Bluetooth button, digital AM/FM tuner with 24 station presets (12 FM, 12 AM), weather band tuner, daylight-readable LCD display and LED backlit buttons, Plus, the unit is corrosion and UV resistant.

Power Button 
The Power button is centered along the top of the receiver.
  • Press to turn the unit on.
  • Press and hold to enter standby mode.
Decrease Volume Button
The Decrease Volume button is located on the top left of the unit.
  • Press to decrease the volume level.
  • Press and hold to change the volume level continuously.
Increase Volume Button
The Increase Volume button is located to the right of the Power button.
  • Press to increase the volume level.
  • Press and hold to change the volume level continuously.
Playback/Preset Menu Button
The Playback/Preset Menu button is located after the Increase Volume button, in the upper right corner of the LCD display.
  • Press the button to select Repeat All, Repeat One, or Random Shuffle.
  • Press and hold to select available preset channels.
Menu Button
The Menu button is located just under the Playback button, in the lower right corner of the LCD display.
  • Press the button to access the audio menu.
  • Press the button repeatedly to adjust the following audio menu settings: Bass, Treble, Balance, Fader, and Loud. Use the previous and next buttons to choose a value for each setting.
  • Press and hold to access the system menu. Press the Menu button once again to adjust the following system menu settings: BT Device, BT Pair, Dimmer On/Off, Dimmer Level (0-8), Region (USA/EURO), Preset Volume and Reset. Use the previous and next buttons to choose a value for each setting.
Previous and Next Buttons
The Previous and Next Buttons are set along the bottom of the unit.
  • Press the previous or next button to fine-tune the radio frequency when in Radio mode.
  • Press and hold the previous or next button to seek strong radio frequencies.
  • Press the previous or next button to select the previous or next track when in Bluetooth Audio mode.
Play/Pause Button
The Play/Pause button is located at the bottom center of the unit.
  • Press to silence the audio output in tuner or Aux mode. Press again to restore the previous volume level.
  • Press to pause the Bluetooth audio playback. Press again to resume playback.
Bluetooth
Moving further around is the Bluetooth button located close to the 9 o’clock position on the unit.
  • Press and hold the Menu button to enter menu adjustment mode. The following additional menu options are available when the unit is in Bluetooth mode:
  • BT PAIR: on the BT PAIR  screen press the Play/Pause button to make pairing available for 120 seconds then connect using your Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • BT DEVICE: the BT DEVICE screen allows you to connect, disconnect, lock, unlock or delete a device.
  • To pair a device, first, you will need to make sure the device you intend to pair is on and ready to receive a signal from JMS32. Next, press the Bluetooth button on the unit to enter Bluetooth mode. Press and hold the Menu button and press repeatedly until the unit display PAIR, then press the Play/Pause button. The unit will display PAIR and count down from 120 to 0. Now search for available Bluetooth devices, select JMS32, and once connected the Bluetooth Audio icon will appear on the display. Enter pairing password 0000 if requested.
For additional information please reach out to your nearest authorized Veranda dealer, visit Jensen Electronics or click here to access the owner’s manual for the JMS32.

The video for Aluminum Versus Wood is coming soon. In the meantime, please see the script below.

Since the beginning, Veranda Luxury Pontoons has passionately believed that the best way to manufacture pontoon decking is with our Patented, All-Aluminum, All-Welded, Interlocking Deck System, not plywood. Welds and not rivets or screws. Our goal is to offer you a lifetime of enjoyment that allows you to make memories every time you head out on the water.

 At the time of purchase, all of our competitor’s plywood decks are void of moisture, rot, or mold. However, over time, exposure to the sun’s UV rays, weather, and moisture deteriorate this substrate and it absorbs countless gallons of water, begins the rotting process, separates, and begins to mold. Another disadvantage is that the plywood surface offers a weak mounting surface. More bolts through the plywood decking create more access for moisture. Protruding cross members between the decking and logs increase drag. Finally, exposed, or open, M-brackets, which connect the top of the pontoon logs to the cross members allow water to enter, create drag and hinder performance. The rotting deck decreases stability over time and increases the probability of mold, noise, and unnecessary stress. This cycle of deterioration forces the owner to either invest more money into the same pontoon to re-deck it or sell it and purchase a newer vessel.

Compared to our competitor’s predetermined obsolescence” use of wood, Verandas no-wood Lifetime of Enjoyment” construction featuring our Patented All-Aluminum All-Welded Interlocking Deck System clearly illustrates that Veranda Luxury Pontoons is the best choice!

If you squat down while standing at the bow, or front, and take a look under your Veranda, youll notice the underside of our patented all-aluminum, all-welded interlocking deck system, visible between each of the logs. This smooth surface we call the patented integrated wave shield, reduces water drag and eliminates all surging which can result from exposed cross members, providing a smoother ride. Veranda’s decks are engineered and constructed with extruded all-aluminum 2×6 planks, which interlock together to form a tightly held solid block of aluminum substrate. The trim around the edge of our patented All-Aluminum All-Welded Interlocking Deck System prevents you from seeing this on your pontoon, but as you can see from this video, it’s a masterpiece! Another benefit of the extruded all-aluminum 2×6 planks is that they allow for the movement of air, which works to cool our interlocking deck system. In fact, we compared deck temperatures between one of our Veranda Luxury Pontoons and a competitor’s deck with similar colored vinyl flooring. The results may startle you…temperatures on our deck were over 15° cooler than our competitor’s decks. Which would you rather walk barefoot across?

Moving down from the decking, you’ll notice that each pontoon log has full-length, enclosed M-brackets welded onto them that join the decking to the pontoon logs. Sometimes referred to as saddle brackets, these provide a stable foundation for the deck to rest upon and are capped and welded over to provide superior support and strength, eliminating stress caused by today’s large outboard motors.

The pontoon logs and nose cones themselves are fabricated at the plant from single 7’ or 9’ aluminum sheets that are 0.100 or 0.125 gauge thick and come in 25” and 27” diameter logs.

Baffles, the round caps that fit inside the logs, are tack welded in place and used to connect each section into one single 20, 22, or 25’ log.

The VLP performance motor pods, which include the fuel tank and attach the motor to the pontoon boat, are welded to the back of the middle log. Each log is pressure tested to ensure proper buoyancy.

Keels are welded onto the logs, starting on the bottom of the nose cone, and run the entire length of each pontoon. Optional side keels are attached to the outside and inside of each log midway up to provide additional performance and stability. If you look further down the log under the deck, you will see lifting strakes, which are located along the inside bottom edge of the logs and provide lift for the pontoon.

For additional information please reach out to your nearest authorized Veranda dealer or visit www.verandamarine.com.

Our Trailer Maintenance video is coming soon. In the meantime, please contact your nearest authorized dealer for assistance.