Our Relax/Fish Base/Deluxe Helm video is coming soon.  In the meantime please see our step-by-step instructions below.

The Veranda Relax Series is designed for any generation and built for any situation, offering everyone who walks onboard the opportunity to just relax. This video segment will get you better acquainted with the helm used on all Relax and Fish Series pontoons with a deluxe or base package on them, including the RC (rear chaise), RFL (rear facing lounge), VLB (Versa Lounge Bench), VLC (Versa Lounge Captain’s Chair), F4, F2, and F2plus2.

As you approach the helm, located midship on the starboard side, you will notice the fiberglass console, windscreen, and large storage compartment underneath it, which is ideal for storing a cooler, inflatable, or PFDs. Pulling on the round chrome handle will open the under-console storage compartment. 

Refer to our separate video on adjusting your chair.

We are going to begin by reviewing the three vertical toggle switches on the left side of the dash.

  • POWER turns on the boat’s main electrical system.
  • NAV/ANC turns on the white navigational bimini light and green and red navigational lights on the bow.
  • MOOD LTS turn on the LED lights, located along the bases of the furniture. Refer to the separate video on how to operate the Shadow-Caster Lighting Controller.

A fuse is located underneath each of these toggle switches.

On that same panel is an Aux USB port with a rubber cap over it, which can be used to connect to the audio system or as a power source to charge your devices.

Refer to our separate video on how to use your Simrad GO5 chart plotter, located in the center of the dash. 

Centered on the dash are the speed, tach, fuel, and trim gauges.

The steering wheel extends out towards the reclining helm chair and can be adjusted by lifting the level underneath the steering wheel column. All Relax Series are equipped with UFlex Hydraulic Tilt Steering, however, you may have upgraded to Power Assist Hydraulic Steering. If that is the case, refer to the separate video detailing the operational aspects of it.

To the right of the steering column, you will see another panel with three toggle switches, all of which affect lighting.

  • RGB LTS controls the interior, under the deck, and underwater lighting from one button. Refer to the separate video on how to operate the Shadow-Caster Lighting Controller.
  • DOCKING LTS turn on the LED headlights located on bow panels and should only be used when docking, not while operating.
  • CTSY LTS turns on the white LED on the top of the console.
  • The red HORN button will sound the horn if pressed.

A fuse is located underneath each of these toggle switches.

A fuse is located underneath each of these toggle switches.

Refer to the separate video on how to operate the Clarion Audio System.

Note the small, black plastic cap with a chrome ring around it further up on the dashboard beside the windshield. This is the hydraulic steering fluid reservoir, should you need to replenish its supply that is used in conjunction with the UFlex Hydraulic Tilt Steering. If you opted for the Power Assist Hydraulic Steering, your fluid reservoir and pump will be located in the aft section of your boat, underneath one of the seat cushions. 

You can remove the windshield by turning all of the black nylon fasteners located along the bottom edge of the plexiglass counterclockwise and then gently pulling the edge away from the console until it is free. To install the windshield, line up the black nylon fasteners on the windshield with the slot angled to match the hole on the plastic base washer on the console, next push the fastener in fully, and then turn each nut clockwise to lock it in place.

You will see a 12V port with a rubber cap over it, which can be used to power an electric air pump or charge your devices.

Finally, the Yamaha ignition key switch and throttle are located on the starboard side of the helm. Please refer to the separate video on how to operate each.

Thank you for watching this educational video covering the features on the helm of Relax and Fish Series pontoons with deluxe or base packages on them. We value your time and investment in a Veranda Luxury Pontoon. See you on the water!

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