Yamaha XL700Y WaveRunner Operator`s manual

2002
WaveRunner
XL700
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA
U.S.A. Edition
Printed in USA
July 2001—1.5 × 1 CR
F0M-F8199-13
(XL700-A)
(E)
Printed on recycled paper
READ THIS MANUAL
CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION!
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To the owner/operator
Thank you for choosing a Yamaha watercraft.
This Owner’s/Operator’s Manual contains
information you will need for proper operation, maintenance, and care. A thorough
understanding of these simple instructions
will help you to obtain maximum enjoyment
from your new Yamaha. If you have any
questions about the operation or maintenance of your watercraft, please consult a
Yamaha dealer.
Because Yamaha has a policy of continuing product improvement, this product may
not be exactly as described in this Owner’s/
Operator’s Manual. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
This manual should be considered a permanent part of this watercraft and should
remain with it even if the watercraft is subsequently sold.
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Important manual information:
In this manual, information of particular
importance is distinguished in the following
ways:
The Safety Alert Symbol means
ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
WARNING
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Failure to follow WARNING instructions
could result in severe injury or death to
the machine operator, passengers, a
bystander, or a person inspecting or
repairing the watercraft.
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CAUTION:
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A CAUTION indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid damage
to the watercraft.
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NOTE:
A NOTE provides key information to make
procedures easier or clearer.
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WaveRunner XL700
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
©2001 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
1st Edition, July 2001
All rights reserved.
Any reprinting or unauthorized use
without the written permission of
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
is expressly prohibited.
Printed in USA
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CONTENTS
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GENERAL AND SAFETY
INFORMATION
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FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
2
OPERATION
3
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
4
TROUBLESHOOTING AND
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
5
APPENDIX
6
READ THIS OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR WATERCRAFT.
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GENERAL AND
SAFETY
INFORMATION
Identification numbers ............................1-1
Primary Identification (PRI-ID)
number ...................................................1-1
Hull Identification Number (HIN) ............1-1
Engine serial number .............................1-1
Emission control information ................1-2
Approval label of Emission control
certificate ................................................1-2
Manufactured date label ........................1-2
Important labels .......................................1-3
Label location .........................................1-3
Warning labels .......................................1-4
Caution labels ........................................1-6
Other labels ............................................1-7
Safety information .............................1-8
Limitations on who may operate the
watercraft ................................................1-8
Cruising limitations .................................1-9
Operation requirements .......................1-10
Recommended equipment ..................1-12
Hazard information ..............................1-13
Watercraft characteristics ....................1-13
Water-skiing .........................................1-14
Rules of the Road ..................................1-16
Steering and sailing rules ....................1-16
Rules when encountering vessels ......1-17
Other special situations .......................1-18
Reading buoys and other markers ......1-18
To get more boating safety
information .............................................1-20
United States Coast Guard .................1-20
Other sources ......................................1-20
Watercraft Education and Training ......1-20
Enjoy your watercraft responsibly ......1-21
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Identification numbers
Record your Primary Identification (PRIID) number, Hull Identification Number (HIN)
and engine serial number in the spaces provided, to assist you in ordering spare parts
from a Yamaha dealer. Also record and keep
these ID numbers in a separate place in
case your watercraft is stolen.
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Primary Identification (PRI-ID)
number
The PRI-ID number is stamped on a label 1
attached to the inside of the engine compartment.
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Hull Identification Number
(HIN)
The HIN is stamped on a plate 2
attached to the aft deck.
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Engine serial number
The engine serial number is stamped on
a label 3 attached to the engine unit.
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Emission control
information
This engine conforms to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations
for marine SI engines for the year 2002.
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Approval label of Emission
control certificate
This label is attached to the electrical box
and muffler.
1 Emission control information label
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
ENGINE FAMILY :
THIS ENGINE CONFORMS TO 2002 U.S. EPA REGULATIONS FOR MARINE SI ENGINES.
FELs :
g/kw-hr
SPARK PLUG GAP (mm) :
TROLLING SPEED :
rpm
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Manufactured date label
This label is attached to the electrical box
and muffler.
2 Manufactured date label
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Important labels
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Label location
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Warning labels
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WARNING
RECOMMENDED OIL
YAMALUBE 2-W or an equivalent TC-W3
certified oil.
Do not add gasoline to oil tank.
Fire or explosion could result.
YAMAHA
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Caution labels
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Other labels
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WARNING
RECOMMENDED OIL
YAMALUBE 2-W or an equivalent TC-W3
certified oil.
Do not add gasoline to oil tank.
Fire or explosion could result.
YAMAHA
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Limitations on who may
operate the watercraft
Safety information
The safe use and operation of this
watercraft is dependent upon the use of
proper riding techniques, as well as upon
the common sense, good judgment, and
expertise of the operator. Every operator
should know the following requirements
before riding the watercraft.
● Before operating the watercraft, read the
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, the Riding
Practice Guide, the Riding Instruction
card and all warning and caution labels
on the watercraft. Also, watch the Basic
Orientation Video provided with your
watercraft. These materials should give
you an understanding of the watercraft
and its operation.
● Never allow anyone to operate this watercraft until they too have read the Owner’s/
Operator’s Manual, the Riding Practice
Guide, the Riding Instruction card and all
warning and caution labels, and if possible watched the Basic Orientation Video.
Showing them the video may help reinforce the information contained in these
materials.
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Yamaha recommends a minimum operator age of 16 years old.
Adults must supervise use by minors.
Know the operator age and training
requirements for your state. A boating
safety course is recommended and may
be required in your state. You can find
local rules by contacting the United
States Coast Guard (USCG), the National
Association of State Boating Law Administrators, or your local Power Squadron.
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This watercraft is designed to carry the
operator and up to 2 passengers. Never
exceed the maximum load limit or allow
more than 3 persons (or 2 persons if a
water-skier is being pulled) to ride the
watercraft at one time.
Maximum load: 240 kg (530 lb)
Load is the total weight of cargo, operator and passengers.
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Do not operate the watercraft with any
passengers on board until you have considerable practice and experience riding
alone. Operating the watercraft with passengers requires more skill. Take the time
to become accustomed to the handling
characteristics of the watercraft before
trying any difficult maneuvers.
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Cruising limitations
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Scan constantly for people, objects, and
other watercraft. Be alert for conditions
that limit your visibility or block your vision
of others.
Operate defensively at safe speeds and
keep a safe distance away from people,
objects, and other watercraft.
Do not follow directly behind watercraft or
other boats.
Do not go near others to spray or splash
them with water.
Avoid sharp turns or other maneuvers
that make it hard for others to avoid you or
understand where you are going.
Avoid areas with submerged objects or
shallow water.
Ride within your limits and avoid aggressive maneuvers to reduce the risk of loss
of control, ejection, and collision.
This is a high performance boat—not a
toy. Sharp turns or jumping wakes or
waves can increase the risk of back/spinal
injury (paralysis), facial injuries, and broken legs, ankles and other bones. Do not
jump wakes or waves.
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Do not operate the watercraft in rough
water, bad weather or when visibility is
poor; this may lead to an accident causing injury or death. Be alert to the possibility of adverse weather. Take note of
weather forecasts and the prevailing
weather conditions before setting out on
your watercraft.
As with any water sport, you should not
ride your watercraft without someone else
near by. If you ride further than swimming
distance from shore, you should ride by
another boat or watercraft, but make sure
you stay a safe distance away. It’s good
common sense!
Never operate in water that is less than
60 cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise you increase
your chance of hitting a submerged
object, which could result in injury.
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Operation requirements
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This watercraft is not equipped with lighting required for night operation. Do not
operate the watercraft after sunset or
before dawn, otherwise you increase the
risk of colliding with another boat, which
could result in severe injury or death.
All riders must wear a Coast Guard
approved personal flotation device (PFD)
that is suitable for personal watercraft
use.
Wear protective clothing. Severe internal
injuries can occur if water is forced into
body cavities as a result of falling into
water or being near the jet thrust nozzle.
Normal swimwear does not adequately
protect against forceful water entry into
rectum or vagina. All riders must wear a
wetsuit bottom or clothing that provides
equivalent protection. Such clothing
includes thick, tightly woven, sturdy and
snug-fitting apparel such as denim, but
does not include spandex or similar fabrics, like those used in bicycle shorts.
1 Coast Guard approved PFD
2 Wetsuit bottom
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Eye protection is recommended to keep
wind, water, and glare from the sun out of
your eyes while you operate your watercraft. Restraining straps for eyewear are
made which are designed to float should
your eyewear fall in the water.
Footwear and gloves are recommended.
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Helmets meeting Snell or DOT standards
are required for IJSBA-sanctioned races.
You must decide whether to wear a helmet while you ride for recreation. You
should know that a helmet could help protect you in certain kinds of accidents and
that it could injure you in others.
A helmet is designed to provide some
head protection. Although helmets cannot
protect against all foreseeable impacts, a
helmet might reduce your injuries in a collision with a boat or other obstacle.
A helmet may have potential safety hazards, as well. Falling into the water could
risk the chance of the helmet catching
water, commonly known as “bucketing,”
and the resulting strain on your neck
could cause choking, severe and permanent neck injuries, or death. A helmet
could also increase the risk of an accident
if it reduces your vision or hearing, or if it
distracts you or increases your fatigue.
How should you decide if a helmet’s
potential safety benefits outweigh its
potential risks for you? Consider your particular riding conditions. Consider factors
such as your riding environment and your
riding style and ability. Also consider the
likelihood of traffic congestion, and the
water surface conditions. If you decide to
wear a helmet based upon your riding circumstances, choose one carefully. Look
for a helmet designed for personal watercraft use, if possible. Consider a helmet
meeting Snell or DOT standards. If you
will be engaging in closed-course competition, follow the helmet requirements of
the sanctioning organization.
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NEVER operate the watercraft after consuming alcohol or taking other drugs.
For reasons of safety and proper care of
the watercraft, always perform the preoperation checks listed on page 3-5
before operating the watercraft.
The operator and passengers should
always keep both feet in the footwell when
the watercraft is in motion. Lifting your
feet increases your chances of losing your
balance, and your feet being hit by objects
outside the watercraft. Do not give a ride
to children if their feet cannot reach the
floor of the footwell.
Passengers should firmly hold on to the
person in front of them.
Always consult your doctor on whether it
is safe for you to ride this watercraft if you
are pregnant or in poor health.
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Do not attempt to modify this watercraft!
Modifications to your watercraft may
reduce safety and reliability, and render
the watercraft unsafe or illegal for use.
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Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
to wrist and keep it free from the handlebars so that the engine stops if the operator falls off. After riding, remove the
engine shut-off cord from the watercraft to
avoid accidental starting or unauthorized
use by children or others.
Scan carefully for swimmers and stay
away from swimming areas. Swimmers
are hard to see and you could accidentally hit someone in the water.
Avoid being hit by another boat! You
should always take the responsibility to
watch for traffic; other boaters may not be
watching for you. If they do not see you,
or you maneuver more quickly than other
boaters expect, you risk a collision.
Maintain a safe distance from other boats
or watercraft, and also watch for boats’ ski
ropes or fishing lines. Obey the “Rules of
the Road,” and be sure to check behind
you before making a turn. (See Rules of
the Road on pages 1-16 to 1-19.)
This watercraft is included in the Class A
inboard boat classification of the U.S.
Coast Guard. A watercraft of this type
MUST carry a fire extinguisher of a B-1
classification, with a capacity of two
pounds or more when navigating in
waters under Coast Guard jurisdiction. In
addition, most state and local boating
laws also require that the fire extinguisher
be approved by the USCG.
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Recommended equipment
The following items should be carried on
board your watercraft:
● Sound-signaling device
You should carry a whistle or other soundsignaling device that can be used to signal other boats. See Rules of the Road for
more information.
● Visual distress signals
It is recommended that a USCG approved
pyrotechnic device be stored in a waterproof container on your watercraft. A mirror can also be used as an emergency
signal. Contact your Yamaha dealer or the
Coast Guard for more information.
● Watch
A watch is helpful so you will know how
long you have been operating.
● Towline
A towline can be used to tow a disabled
watercraft in an emergency.
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Hazard information
Watercraft characteristics
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When transporting or storing your watercraft, always place the fuel cock knob in
the “OFF” position, otherwise gasoline
may overflow from the carburetor.
Never start the engine or let it run for any
length of time in an enclosed area.
Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide,
a colorless, odorless gas that may cause
loss of consciousness and death within a
short time. Always operate the watercraft
in an open area.
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Jet thrust turns the watercraft. Releasing
the throttle completely produces only minimum thrust. If you are traveling at speeds
above trolling, you will have rapidly
decreasing ability to steer without throttle.
You may still have some turning ability
immediately after releasing the throttle,
but once the engine slows down, the
watercraft will no longer respond to handlebar input until you open the throttle
again or you reach a trolling speed. Practice turning in an open area without
obstructions until you have a good feel for
this maneuver.
This watercraft are water-jet propelled.
The jet pump is directly connected to the
engine. This means that jet thrust will produce some movement whenever the
engine is running. There is no “neutral”
position.
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Keep away from intake grate 1 while the
engine is on. Items such as long hair,
loose clothing, or PFD straps can become
entangled in moving parts resulting in
severe injury or drowning.
Never insert any object into the jet thrust
nozzle 2 while the engine is running.
Severe injury or death could result from
coming in contact with the rotating parts
of the jet pump.
Stop the engine and remove the clip 3
from the engine shut-off switch 4 before
removing any debris or weeds, which may
have collected around the jet intake.
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Water-skiing
You can use the watercraft for water-skiing if it has the seating capacity to carry the
operator, a rearward-facing spotter, and the
water-skier when he or she is not skiing.
The watercraft must also have a cleat 5
designed to pull a ski tow rope; do not attach
the tow rope to any other location.
It is the watercraft operator’s responsibility
to be alert to the safety of the water-skier
and others. Know and follow all state and
local water-skiing regulations in effect for the
waters in which you will be operating.
The operator should be comfortable carrying passengers before attempting to pull a
skier.
The following are some important considerations for minimizing risks while water-skiing.
● The skier should wear an approved PFD,
preferably a brightly colored one so boat
operators can see the skier.
● The skier should wear protective clothing.
Severe internal injuries can occur if water
is forced into body cavities as a result of
falling into the water. Normal swimwear
does not adequately protect against
forceful water entry into rectum or vagina.
The skier should wear a wetsuit bottom or
clothing that provides equivalent protection.
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A second person should be on board as a
spotter to watch the skier; in most states it
is required by law. Let the skier direct the
operator’s control of speed and direction
with hand signals.
The spotter should sit securely on the
passenger seat and hold onto the handgrip with one hand and the finger grip with
the other hand, and place his/her feet
firmly on the footrest for proper balance
while facing to the rear to watch the
skier’s hand signals and his or her condition.
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Your control while pulling a skier is
affected by the skier’s ability, as well as
water and weather conditions.
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When preparing to pull a skier, operate
the watercraft at the slowest possible
speed until the watercraft is well away
from the skier and slack in the towrope is
taken up. Make sure that the rope is not
looped around anything.
After checking that the skier is ready and
that there is no traffic or other obstacles,
apply enough throttle to raise the skier.
Make smooth, wide turns. The watercraft
is capable of very sharp turns, which
could exceed the abilities of the skier.
Keep the skier at least 50 m (150 ft),
about twice the distance of a standard
towrope, from any potential hazard.
Be alert to the hazard of the towrope handle snapping back at the watercraft when
the skier falls or is unable to get up on the
skis.
Towing heavy or bulky objects other than
skiers, such as another boat or watercraft,
can cause loss of steering control and
create a hazardous condition. If you must
tow another boat in an emergency situation, operate slowly and cautiously.
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Steering and sailing rules
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Rules of the Road
Yamaha watercraft is legally considered a powerboat. Operation of the
watercraft must be in accordance with
the rules and regulations governing the
waterway on which it is used.
Just as there are rules that apply when
you are driving on streets and highways,
there are waterway rules that apply when
you are operating your watercraft. These
rules are used internationally, and are also
enforced by the United States Coast Guard
and local agencies. You should be aware of
these rules, and follow them whenever you
encounter another vessel on the water.
Several sets of rules prevail according to
geographic location, but are all basically the
same as the International Rules of the
Road. The rules presented here in this
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual are condensed,
and have been provided for your convenience only. Consult your local U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary or Department of Motor
Vehicles for a complete set of rules governing the waters in which you will be operating
your watercraft.
Whenever two vessels on the water meet
one another, one vessel has the right-ofway; it is called the “stand-on” vessel. The
vessel that does not have the right-of-way is
called the “give-way” or “burdened” vessel.
These rules determine which vessel has the
right-of-way, and what each vessel should
do.
Stand-on vessel
The vessel with the right-of-way has the
duty to continue its course and speed,
except to avoid an immediate collision.
When you maintain your direction and
speed, the other vessel will be able to determine how best to avoid you.
Give-way vessel
The vessel which does not have the rightof-way has the duty to take positive and
timely action to stay out of the way of the
stand-on vessel. Normally, you should not
cross in front of the vessel with the right-ofway. You should slow down or change directions briefly and pass behind the other vessel. You should always move in such a way
that the operator of the other vessel can see
what you are doing.
The General Prudential Rule regarding
the right-of-way is that if a collision appears
unavoidable, neither boat has the right-ofway. Both boats must avoid the collision.
In other words, follow the standard rules
except when a collision will occur unless
both vessels try to avoid each other. If that is
the case, both vessels become give-way
vessels.
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Rules when encountering
vessels
Meeting
There are three main situations that you
may encounter with other vessels which
could lead to a collision unless the Steering
Rules are followed:
Meeting: you are approaching another
vessel head-on
Crossing: you are traveling across
another vessel’s path
Overtaking: you are passing or being
passed by another vessel
In the following illustration, your watercraft
is in the center. You should give the right-ofway to any vessels shown in the white area
(you are the give-way vessel). Any vessels
in the shaded area must yield to you (they
are the give-way vessels). Both you and the
meeting vessel must alter course to avoid
each other.
If you are meeting another power vessel
head on, and are close enough to run the
risk of collision, neither of you has the rightof-way! Both of you should alter course to
avoid an accident. You should keep the
other vessel on your port (left) side. This
rule does not apply if both of you will clear
one another if you continue on your set
course and speed.
Crossing
When two power-driven vessels are
crossing each other’s path close enough to
run the risk of collision, the vessel which has
the other on the starboard (right) side must
keep out of the way of the other. If the other
vessel is on your starboard (right) side, you
must keep out of its way; you are the giveway vessel. If the other vessel is on your
port (left) side, remember that you should
maintain course and direction, provided the
other vessel gives you the right-of-way as it
should.
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Overtaking
Sailing vessel right-of-way
If you are passing another vessel, you are
the give-way vessel. This means that the
other vessel is expected to maintain its
course and speed. You must stay out of its
way until you are clear of it. Likewise, if
another vessel is passing you, you should
maintain your speed and direction so that
the other vessel can steer itself around you.
Sailing vessels should normally be given
the right-of-way. The exceptions to this are:
1. When the sailing vessel is overtaking the
power-driven vessel, the power-driven
vessel has the right-of-way.
2. Sailing vessels should keep clear of any
fishing vessel.
3. In a narrow channel, a sailing vessel
should not hamper the safe passage of a
power-driven vessel that can navigate
only in such a channel.
Other special situations
There are three other rules you should be
aware of when riding your watercraft around
other vessels.
Narrow channels and bends
When navigating in narrow channels, you
should keep to the right when it is safe and
practical to do so. If the operator of a powerdriven vessel is preparing to go around a
bend that may obstruct the view of other
water vessels, the operator should sound a
prolonged blast of four to six seconds on the
whistle. If another vessel is around the bend,
it too should sound the whistle. Even if no
reply is heard, however, the vessel should
still proceed around the bend with caution. If
you navigate such waters with your watercraft, you will need to carry a portable air
horn, available from local marine supply
stores.
Fishing vessel right-of-way
All vessels fishing with nets, lines or
trawls are considered to be “fishing vessels”
under the International Rules. Vessels with
trolling lines are not considered fishing vessels. Fishing vessels have the right-of-way
regardless of position. Fishing vessels cannot, however, impede the passage of other
vessels in narrow channels.
Reading buoys and other
markers
The waters of the United States are
marked for safe navigation by the lateral
system of buoyage. Simply put, buoys and
markers have an arrangement of shapes,
colors, numbers and lights to show which
side of the buoy a boater should pass on
when navigating in a particular direction.
The markings on these buoys are oriented
from the perspective of being entered from
seaward (the boater is going towards the
harbor). Red buoys are passed on your starboard (right) side when proceeding from
open water into the harbor, and black buoys
are to your port (left) side. An easy way to
remember the meaning of the colors is the
phrase “red right returning.” When navigating out of the harbor, your position with
respect to the buoys should be reversed; red
buoys should be to port and black buoys to
starboard.
Many bodies of water used by boaters are
entirely within the boundaries of a particular
state. The Uniform State Waterway Marking
System has been devised for these waters.
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This system uses buoys and signs with
distinctive shapes and colors to show regulatory or advisory information. These markers are white with black letters and orange
borders. They signify speed zones,
restricted areas, danger areas, and general
information.
Remember, markings may vary by geographic location. Always consult local boating authorities before riding your watercraft
in unfamiliar waters.
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To get more boating
safety information
Be informed about boating safety. Additional publications and information can be
obtained from many organizations, including
the following.
Yamaha is the watercraft industry’s leading manufacturer to build awareness and
support for boating education. In 1997,
Yamaha launched its GET W.E.T. (Watercraft Education and Training) initiative and
has since reached out to over one million
Americans promoting the benefits of boating
education.
United States Coast Guard
Consumer Affairs Staff (G-BC)
Office of Boating, Public, and Consumer
Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Washington, D.C. 20593-0001
Boating Safety Hotline: 1-800-368-5647
Other sources
You can find local rules by contacting the
National Association of State Boating Law
Administrators, or your local Power Squadron.
Watercraft Education and
Training
The Online Boating Safety Course, available through the watercraft section of the
yamaha-motor.com website, is a free,
50 question learning course available to the
public. Upon successful completion of
80 percent or better, the user can request a
certificate of completion by mail or can
download one immediately. The Online
Boating Safety Course, provided by the
Boat/US Foundation, is approved by the
National Association of State Boating Law
Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized
by the United States Coast Guard. This
course meets the education requirement for
those states that recognize non-proctored,
NASBLA-approved courses.
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The Online Boating Safety Course:
http://www.boatus.com/onlinecourse/
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Enjoy your watercraft
responsibly
You share the areas you enjoy when
riding your watercraft with others and with
nature. So your enjoyment includes a
responsibility to treat these other people,
and the lands, waters, and wildlife with
respect and courtesy.
Whenever and wherever you ride, think of
yourself as the guest of those around you.
Remember, for example, that the sound of
your watercraft may be music to you, but it
could be just noise to others. And the exciting splash of your wake can make waves
others won’t enjoy. Avoid riding close to
shoreline homes and waterfowl nesting
areas or other wildlife areas, and keep a
respectful distance from fishermen, other
boats, swimmers, and populated beaches.
When travel in areas like these is unavoidable, ride slowly and obey all laws.
Remember that pollution can be harmful
to the environment. Do not refuel or add oil
where a spill could cause damage to nature.
Remove your watercraft from the water and
move it away from the shoreline before refueling. And keep your surroundings pleasant
for the people and wildlife that share the
waterways: don’t litter!
When you ride responsibly, with respect
and courtesy for others, you help ensure
that our waterways stay open for the enjoyment of a variety of recreational opportunities.
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FEATURES AND
FUNCTIONS
Location of main components ..............2-1
Operation of controls and other
functions ...................................................2-4
Rear seat ................................................2-4
Front seat ...............................................2-5
Hood .......................................................2-6
Fuel tank filler cap ..................................2-7
Oil tank filler cap .....................................2-7
Fuel cock knob .......................................2-8
Engine stop switch .................................2-9
Engine shut-off switch ............................2-9
Choke knob ............................................2-9
Throttle lever ........................................2-10
Start switch ...........................................2-10
Cooling water pilot outlet .....................2-11
Steering system ...................................2-11
Engine overheat warning system ........2-12
Oil level warning lamp ..........................2-13
Handgrip ...............................................2-13
Storage compartments ........................2-14
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Location of main components
1 Cooling water pilot outlet
Use to verify cooling water flow.
2 Bow eye
Use to attach rope for transporting, mooring or
towing the watercraft in an emergency.
3 Front storage compartment
4 Hood
5 Fuel cock knob
Use to select either normal or reserve fuel flow
from the fuel tank to the carburetors, or to shut
off fuel flow.
6 Handlebars
Use to control direction.
7 Fuel tank filler cap
8 Rope hole
Use to attach a rope for mooring only.
9 Oil tank filler cap
0 Choke knob
Use to start a cold engine.
A Footwell
Use to place feet for balance.
B Footrest
C Fire extinguisher container
Use to store the fire extinguisher.
D Intake grate
Prevents debris from getting into the jet pump.
E Handgrip
Use for support when boarding the watercraft
or when seated facing rearward and acting as
a spotter for a water-skier.
F Rear seat
G Front seat
H Glove compartment
I Seat storage compartments
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1 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
Attach to wrist so that the engine stops if the
operator falls off the watercraft.
2 Engine stop switch
Push to stop the engine normally.
3 Clip
Insert into the engine shut-off switch to enable
starting of the engine.
Remove to stop the engine or prevent accidental starting of the engine or unauthorized
use of the watercraft.
4 Engine shut-off switch
Remove the clip to stop the engine and disable it from starting.
5 Start switch
Push to start the engine.
6 Oil level warning lamp
7 Throttle lever
Use to accelerate and decelerate.
8 Stern drain plugs
Use to drain water in the bilge when the watercraft is on dry land.
9 Jet thrust nozzle
Changes the direction of jet thrust according
to handlebar position.
0 Cleat
Use to attach a towrope for pulling water-skier
or a rope mooring the watercraft.
A Ride plate
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1 Silencer
Prevents water from getting into the engine
and reduces air intake noise.
2 Spark plugs/caps
3 Electrical box
Protects electrical components from water.
4 Spark plug lead
5 Muffler
6
7
8
9
Fuel tank
Oil tank
Fuel filter
Flush hose connector
Use to flush the engine cooling water passages.
0 Battery
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Operation of controls and
other functions
EJU01211
Rear seat
To remove the rear seat:
Pull the rear seat latch 1 up, and then
pull the seat off.
To install the rear seat:
Insert the projections on the front of the
seat into the stays on the deck, and then
push the rear of the seat down to lock it in
place securely.
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Front seat
To remove the front seat:
Pull the front seat latches 1 on both
sides up, and then lift the seat and pull it off.
To install the front seat:
Insert the projections on the front of the
seat into the stays on the deck, and then
push the rear of the seat down to lock it in
place securely.
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Hood
To open the hood, push the latch 1
down, and then lift the hood up.
To close the hood, push the hood down to
lock it in place.
NOTE:
Make sure that the hood is properly secured
before operating the watercraft.
@
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Fuel tank filler cap
To remove the fuel tank filler cap 1, turn it
counterclockwise.
NOTE:
Make sure that the fuel tank filler cap is
properly secured before operating the watercraft.
@
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Oil tank filler cap
To remove the oil tank filler cap:
1. Open the hood. (See page 2-6 for hood.)
2. Turn the filler cap 2 counterclockwise.
To install the oil tank filler cap:
Install the filler cap, and then close the
hood.
NOTE:
Make sure that the oil tank filler cap and
hood are properly secured before operating
the watercraft.
@
@
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Fuel cock knob
The fuel cock supplies fuel from the fuel
tank to the carburetors.
The fuel cock knob 1 positions are
explained as follows and are shown in the
illustration.
OFF:
With the fuel cock knob in this position,
fuel does not flow. Always turn the fuel cock
knob to this position when the engine is not
running.
ON:
With the fuel cock knob in this position,
fuel flows to the carburetors. Turn the fuel
cock knob to this position when starting the
engine and operating the watercraft.
RES:
This indicates reserve. With the fuel cock
knob in this position, the fuel reserve is
made available. Turn the fuel cock knob to
this position if you run out of fuel while operating the watercraft. When this occurs,
refuel as soon as possible and be sure to
turn the fuel cock knob back to “ON”!
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Engine stop switch
Push this switch 1 (red button) to stop
the engine normally.
EJU01016
Engine shut-off switch
Insert the clip 1, on the end of the engine
shut-off cord 2, under the engine shut-off
switch 3 (black button). The engine will stop
automatically when the clip is removed from
the switch, such as if the operator falls off
the watercraft.
WARNING
@
●
●
Always attach the engine shut-off cord
to your wrist and the clip to the engine
shut-off switch BEFORE starting the
engine.
To prevent accidental starting of the
engine or unauthorized use by children or others, always remove the clip
from the shut-off switch when the
engine is not running.
@
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Choke knob
Starting a cold engine requires a richer
air-fuel mixture, which is supplied by the
choke.
Pull the knob 1 out to turn the choke on.
Push the knob in to turn the choke off.
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Throttle lever
Squeeze the throttle lever 1 to increase
engine speed.
Release the throttle lever to decrease
engine speed or to return it to the idle position.
EJU01019
Start switch
Push the start switch 1 (green button) to
start the engine.
NOTE:
The engine will not start when the clip is
removed from the engine shut-off switch.
@
@
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Cooling water pilot outlet
This watercraft is equipped with a cooling
water pilot outlet.
When the engine is running, cooling
water is circulated in the engine, and then it
is discharged from the pilot outlet.
To check for proper operation of the cooling system, check that water is being discharged from the pilot outlet. If water is not
being discharged from the outlet, cooling
water may not be circulating in the engine.
When this occurs, stop the engine and check
for the cause. (See pages 2-12 and 5-3 for
further instructions.)
NOTE:
If the cooling water passages are dry, it will
take about 20 seconds for the water to reach
the outlet after the engine is started.
@
@
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Steering system
Your watercraft can be steered by turning
the handlebars 1 the same direction you
wish to travel.
When the handlebars are turned, the
angle of the jet thrust nozzle 2 is changed,
and the direction of the watercraft is
changed accordingly. Since the strength of
the jet thrust determines the speed and
direction of a turn, the throttle must always
be open when attempting a turn, except at
trolling speed.
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Engine overheat warning
system
This model is equipped with an engine
overheat warning system.
If the engine starts to overheat, the
engine speed will be limited to about
3,400 r/min.
When this occurs, check for water discharge at the cooling water pilot outlet. If
there is no discharge of water, reduce the
engine speed and beach the watercraft, and
then check the intake grate and impeller for
clogging.
WARNING
@
Before attempting to remove weeds or
debris from the intake grate or impeller,
shut the engine off and remove the clip
from the engine shut-off switch. Severe
injury or death could result from coming
in contact with the rotating parts of the
jet pump.
@
CAUTION:
@
If you cannot locate and correct the
cause of the overheating, consult a
Yamaha dealer. Continuing to operate at
higher speeds could result in severe
engine damage.
@
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Oil level warning lamp
If the oil remaining in the tank drops to
about 1.2 L (0.31 US gal, 0.26 Imp gal) or
the oil filter is clogged, the oil level warning
lamp begins to blink.
If the oil level warning lamp begins to
blink, refill with engine oil as soon as possible.
NOTE:
● The lamp will light up for 2 seconds after
starting the engine to check the lamp
operation.
● If the warning lamp blinks with adequate
oil in the tank, check for a clogged oil filter.
@
@
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Handgrip
The handgrip 1 provides a handhold for
boarding the watercraft and for a spotter
when facing rearward.
CAUTION:
@
Do not use to tow objects, lift watercraft,
or attach tie downs, otherwise damage
could occur.
@
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Storage compartments
A front storage compartment, a glove
compartment, and seat storage compartments are provided.
NOTE:
● Make sure that the storage compartments
are properly secured before operating the
watercraft.
● The storage compartments are not
designed to be waterproof. If you carry
objects that must be kept dry, such as the
manuals, put them in a waterproof bag.
@
EJU01133
Front storage compartment
Two storage compartments are located at
the bow.
To open the front storage compartment,
pull the hood latch 1 up, and then open the
hood.
To close the front storage compartment,
push down on the rear of the hood until it
latches securely.
NOTE:
The lower storage compartment 3 is provided
under the upper storage compartment 2.
To access the lower storage compartment,
remove the upper storage compartment.
@
@
Upper storage compartment:
Capacity: 44 L (4.4 US gal, 3.6 Imp gal)
Load limit: 5 kg (11 lb)
CAUTION:
@
Store only soft, light weight objects,
such as rope or rags, in the lower storage
compartment. Storing hard or heavy
objects, such as tools or cans, may damage the compartment.
@
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Glove compartment
A glove compartment 5 is located in front
of the seat.
To open the glove compartment, slide the
latch 4 and then lift up the lid. To close the
glove compartment, push the lid down until it
locks securely.
Glove compartment:
Capacity: 1.7 L (0.45 US gal, 0.37 Imp gal)
Load limit: 1 kg (2.2 lb)
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Seat storage compartment
The seat storage compartment 6 is
located under the rear seat.
To open the seat storage compartment,
remove the rear seat. (See page 2-4 for rear
seat.)
Seat storage compartment:
Capacity: 21.2 L (5.6 US gal, 4.7 Imp gal)
Load limit: 9 kg (19.8 lb)
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OPERATION
Fuel and oil ...............................................3-1
Gasoline .................................................3-1
2-stroke engine oil ..................................3-2
Filling the fuel tank .................................3-3
Filling the oil tank ...................................3-4
Pre-operation checks ..............................3-5
Pre-operation check list .........................3-5
Pre-operation check points ....................3-6
Operation ................................................3-13
Engine break-in ....................................3-13
Starting the engine ...............................3-15
Stopping the engine .............................3-18
Leaving the watercraft .........................3-18
Operating your watercraft ....................3-19
Getting to know your watercraft ...........3-19
Learning to operate your watercraft ....3-19
Riding watercraft with passengers ......3-20
Starting the watercraft ..........................3-21
Boarding and starting in deep water ...3-23
Capsized watercraft .............................3-25
Turning the watercraft ..........................3-27
Stopping the watercraft ........................3-29
Beaching the watercraft .......................3-30
Docking the watercraft .........................3-30
Rough water operation ........................3-30
Post-operation checks .........................3-31
Transporting ..........................................3-33
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Fuel and oil
This engine uses Yamaha’s oil injection
system, which provides superior lubrication
by ensuring the proper oil ratio for all operating conditions. No fuel premixing is necessary except during the engine break-in
period. Simply pour gasoline into the fuel
tank and oil into the oil tank.
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Gasoline
WARNING
@
GASOLINE AND ITS VAPORS ARE
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE!
● Do not smoke when refueling, and
keep away from sparks, flames, or
other sources of ignition.
● Stop engine before refueling.
● Refuel in a well-ventilated area. Do not
stand or sit on the watercraft while
refueling in case of fire.
● Take care not to spill gasoline. If gasoline spills, wipe it up immediately with
dry rags. Always properly dispose of
gasoline-soaked rags.
● Avoid overfilling the fuel tank. Stop filling when the fuel level just reaches the
bottom of the filler tube. Do not fill up
the filler tube because fuel expands as
it warms up and could overflow.
● Tighten the filler cap securely after
refueling.
● If you should swallow some gasoline,
inhale a lot of gasoline vapor, or get
gasoline in your eyes, get immediate
medical attention.
● If any gasoline spills onto your skin,
immediately wash with soap and
water. Change clothing if gasoline
spills on it.
@
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CAUTION:
@
Use only fresh gasoline that has been
stored in clean containers.
@
Recommended gasoline:
Regular unleaded gasoline with
a minimum octane rating of
86 (Pump octane number) = (R+M)/2
90 (Research octane number)
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Gasohol
There are two types of gasohol: gasohol
containing ethanol and that containing methanol.
Gasohol containing ethanol can be used
if ethanol content does not exceed 10 % and
the fuel meets minimum octane ratings.
Gasohol containing methanol is not recommended by Yamaha because it can
cause fuel system damage or engine performance problems.
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2-stroke engine oil
Recommended engine oil:
YAMALUBE 2-W
If YAMALUBE 2-W is not available,
another 2-stroke engine oil with an NMMAcertified TC-W3 rating may be used.
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Filling the fuel tank
CAUTION:
@
Be careful when refueling. Avoid getting
water or other contaminants in the fuel
tank. Contaminated fuel can cause poor
running or engine damage.
@
1. Open the hood and remove the front
storage compartment. Also, remove all
seats, so you can watch the fuel level.
(See page 2-6 for hood, and pages 2-4
and 2-5 for seats.)
2. Open the fuel tank filler cap, and slowly
add fuel to the fuel tank.
3. Stop filling when the fuel just reaches the
bottom of the filler tube on the fuel tank.
Do not fill into the filler tube, because
fuel could spill out.
Fuel tank capacity:
Total: 50 L (13.2 US gal, 11 Imp gal)
Reserve: 12 L (3.17 US gal, 2.64 Imp gal)
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Filling the oil tank
WARNING
@
●
●
Do not add gasoline to the oil tank.
Fire or explosion could result.
Oil in the bilge is a serious fire hazard.
Wipe up any spilled oil immediately.
@
CAUTION:
@
Do not allow the oil tank to become completely empty. If the oil tank becomes
empty the oil injection pump must be
bled to ensure proper oil flow, otherwise
engine damage may occur. If bleeding of
the oil pump is necessary, have a
Yamaha dealer bleed it.
@
1. Open the hood and remove the front storage compartment. Also, remove all seat,
so you can watch the oil level. (See page
2-6 for hood, and pages 2-4 and 2-5 for
seats.)
2. Open the oil tank filler cap, and very
slowly add engine oil to the oil tank.
3. Stop pouring when the oil just reaches
the bottom of the filler tube.
Oil tank capacity:
3.8 L (1.0 US gal, 0.84 Imp gal)
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Pre-operation checks
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Pre-operation check list
Before operating this watercraft, perform the checks in the following check list. See the
accompanying text in this chapter for details on how to perform the checks.
WARNING
@
If any item in the pre-operation check list is not working properly, have it inspected
and repaired before operating the watercraft, otherwise an accident could occur.
@
ITEM
Engine compartment
Bilge
ROUTINE
PAGE
Remove all seats and front storage compartment to ventilate engine compartment. Check for
fuel vapors or loose electrical connections
3-6
Check for water and fuel residue and remove if
necessary
3-7
Throttle
Check that the throttle lever springs back
3-10
Steering system
Check for proper steering system operation
3-10
Fuel and oil
Check fuel and oil level and add if necessary
Check hoses and tanks for leakage
3-6
Water separator
Check for water and drain if necessary
3-7
Battery
Check electrolyte level and battery condition
3-8
Hood
Check hood for secure
Front and rear seats
Check that the seats are properly secured
Hull/Deck
Check the hull and deck for cracks or other damage
2-6
2-4–2-5
—
Jet unit
Check for debris and remove if necessary
3-11
Fire extinguisher
Check the condition and replace if necessary
3-9
Engine shut-off cord
Check condition and replace is frayed or broken
3-11
Switches
Check the start switch, engine stop switch and
engine shut-off switch for proper operation when
the watercraft is in the water
3-12
Check that water is discharged while the engine
is running and the watercraft is in the water
3-12
Cooling water pilot outlet
NOTE:
Pre-operation checks should be made thoroughly each time the watercraft is used. This procedure can be completed in a short time. It is worth the time spent to assure safety and reliability.
@
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Pre-operation check points
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Engine compartment
Ventilate the engine compartment before
each use.
To ventilate the engine compartment,
remove all seats and front storage compartment. (See pages 2-4 and 2-5 for front and
rear seat, and 2-14 for front storage compartment.) Allow the engine compartment to
remain open for a few minutes to allow any
fuel vapors to escape. Also, check for loose
electrical connections.
WARNING
@
Failure to ventilate the engine compartment could result in fire or explosion. Do
not start the engine if there is a fuel leak
or a loose electrical connection.
@
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Fuel and oil systems
Check the fuel system for leakage, cracks
or malfunctions before each use. (See page
4-9 for check points and correct procedures.)
1. Remove the fuel tank filler cap to release
any pressure that might have built up in
the fuel tank.
2. Remove all seats and front storage compartment. (See pages 2-4 and 2-5 for
front and rear seat, and 2-14 for front
storage compartment.)
3. Check the fuel and oil levels in the tanks
and replenish if necessary. (See pages
3-3 and 3-4 for filling instructions.)
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Water separator
Check the water separator 1 for water.
Normally the water separator is empty. The
water separator retains any water entering
through the fuel tank breather hose if the
watercraft is capsized.
If water remains in the water separator,
drain it by removing the drain screw 2.
Install the drain screw again after draining
the water separator.
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Bilge
Check for moisture and fuel residue in the
bilge.
Excessive water in the bilge can splash
into the carburetor and engine which could
cause engine damage.
To remove water from the bilge:
1. Remove the stern drain plugs.
2. Raise the bow of the watercraft until the
water drains.
3. After the water has drained, wipe the
bilge with dry rags to make sure that the
bilge is thoroughly dry.
4. Install the drain plugs.
CAUTION:
@
●
●
@
3-7
Make sure that the stern drain plugs
are tightened securely before launching the watercraft.
Clean any foreign materials, such as
dirt or sand, from the drain plug
threads before installing the drain
plugs.
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Battery
Check the battery condition and the electrolyte level.
Check that the battery leads are tightened
securely and there is no corrosion on the
battery terminals.
WARNING
@
The battery must always be fully charged
and in good condition. Loss of battery
power may leave you stranded. Never
operate the watercraft if the battery does
not have sufficient power to start the
engine or if it shows any other signs of
decreased power.
@
Make sure that the breather hose is properly connected and that it is not damaged or
obstructed.
Make sure that the battery is securely
held in place.
1 Positive (+): Red lead
2 Negative (–): Black lead
3 Breather hose
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Fire extinguisher
F0P03010
Check that there is a full fire extinguisher
on board. The fire extinguisher container 1
is located on the underside of the rear seat.
(See page 2-4 for rear seat removal procedures.)
To open the fire extinguisher container
cap 2, turn it counterclockwise.
After inserting the fire extinguisher, make
sure that the container cap is tightened
securely.
Install the fire extinguisher container on
the seat and secure it with the bands 3.
NOTE:
● See the instructions supplied by the fire
extinguisher manufacturer for checking
the fire extinguisher. Always keep the
extinguisher in the fire extinguisher container.
● Always carry a fire extinguisher on board.
A fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this watercraft. If you do not
have one, contact a Yamaha dealer or a
fire extinguisher dealer to obtain one
meeting the proper specifications.
@
@
Fire extinguisher:
Classification: B-1
Capacity: 2 lb or more
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Throttle
Squeeze and release the throttle lever
several times to make sure that there is no
hesitation in its travel. It should be smooth
over the complete range, and spring back to
the idle position when released.
WARNING
@
Before starting the engine, always check
the operation of the throttle lever. It
should move smoothly through its full
range of operation, and should spring
back to the idle position when released.
@
EJU01057
Steering system
Check for looseness in the handlebars.
Turn them as far as possible to the right
and left to make sure that operation is
smooth and unrestricted throughout the
whole range. Make sure that the jet thrust
nozzle also changes directions as the handlebars are turned, and that there is no free
play between the handlebars and the jet
thrust nozzle.
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EJU01058
Jet unit
Carefully check the jet intake for weeds,
debris, or anything else that might restrict
the intake of water. If the intake is clogged,
cavitation could occur, reducing jet thrust,
and possibly damaging the jet pump.
In some cases, the engine may overheat
because of lack of cooling water, and damage to the engine could result. Engine cooling water is fed to the engine by the jet
pump. (See page 5-3 for jet intake cleaning
procedures.)
WARNING
@
●
●
Keep away from intake grate while
engine is on. Items such as long hair,
loose clothing, or PFD straps can
become entangled in moving parts
resulting in severe injury or drowning.
Stop the engine and remove the clip
from the engine shut-off switch before
removing any debris or weeds, which
may have collected around the jet
intake.
@
EJU01059
Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
Check that the engine shut-off cord is not
frayed or broken. If the cord is damaged,
replace it; never try to repair it or tie it
together.
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EJU01060
Switches
Check the start switch 1, the engine stop
switch 2, and the engine shut-off switch 3
for proper operation.
To check these switches place the watercraft in the water to provide adequate cooling.
Start the engine, and then pull the engine
shut-off cord 5 to remove the clip 4 from the
engine shut-off switch. Verify that the engine
stops immediately. (See pages 3-15 to 3-18
for information on proper operation of the
start switch, the engine stop switch and the
engine shut-off switch.)
EJU01320
Cooling water pilot outlet
Check that water comes out from the outlet while the engine is running and the
watercraft is in the water.
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EJU01063
Operation
WARNING
@
Before
operating
your
watercraft,
become familiar with all controls. Consult your Yamaha dealer about any control or function you do not fully
understand. Failure to understand how
controls work could cause an accident or
prevent you from avoiding an accident.
@
CAUTION:
@
Make sure that stern drain plugs are
securely tightened before launching the
watercraft.
@
EJU01064
Engine break-in
The engine break-in period is essential to
allow the various components of the engine
to wear and polish themselves to the correct
operating clearances. This ensures proper
performance and promotes longer component life.
CAUTION:
@
●
●
For the first tankful of operation, premix a 50:1 mixture of fuel and oil (in
addition to the oil in the oil tank).
After break-in, use straight gasoline
for normal operation.
@
1. Launch the watercraft and start the
engine. (See pages 3-15 to 3-17 for
engine starting procedures.)
2. Run the engine at the lowest possible
speed for 5 minutes.
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3. Gradually open the throttle to 3/4 or less.
4. Continue operation at 3/4 throttle or less
until the first tankful of fuel has been
used.
5. Fill the tank with straight gasoline, and
then proceed with normal operation.
CAUTION:
@
Failure to follow the engine break-in procedure properly can result in severe
damage to the engine.
@
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EJU01137
Starting the engine
WARNING
@
Never start the engine or let it run for any
length of time in an enclosed area.
Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that may
cause loss of consciousness and death
within a short time. Always operate the
watercraft in an open area.
@
1. Launch the watercraft in water free from
weeds and debris and at least 60 cm
(2 ft) deep.
WARNING
@
Never operate in water that is less than
60 cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise you increase
your chance of hitting a submerged
object, which could result in injury.
@
CAUTION:
@
Never operate in water that is less than
60 cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise pebbles or
sand could be sucked into the jet intake,
causing impeller damage or engine overheating.
@
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2. Turn the fuel cock knob to the “ON” position.
NOTE:
Before starting the watercraft, after it has
been sitting, remove the fuel tank filler cap
to release any built-up pressure in the tank
due to fuel expansion.
@
@
3. Attach the clip 1 to the engine shut-off
switch 2. Also, attach the engine shutoff cord 3 to your left wrist.
WARNING
@
Check that the engine shut-off cord is not
frayed or broken, and keep it free from
the handlebars so the engine stops if the
operator falls off. The engine shut-off
cord may not pull free if wrapped around
the handlebars when the operator falls
off, allowing the watercraft to continue to
run and cause an accident.
@
NOTE:
It is not possible to start the engine with the
clip removed from the engine shut-off
switch.
@
@
4. Pull and hold the choke knob all the way
out to start a cold engine.
NOTE:
The choke should not be used when the
engine is warm.
@
@
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5. While lightly squeezing the throttle lever,
push the start switch (green button).
WARNING
@
On this watercraft, the engine is connected directly to the jet pump. Starting
the engine immediately generates some
thrust. Apply only enough throttle to
keep the engine running.
@
6. Release the start switch as soon as the
engine starts to run.
CAUTION:
@
●
●
Never push the start switch while the
engine is running.
Do not operate the start switch for
more than 5 seconds, otherwise the
battery will be discharged and the
engine will not start. Also, the starter
motor may be damaged. If the engine
does not start in 5 seconds, release
the start switch, wait 15 seconds, and
try again.
@
7. After the engine has warmed up, push
the choke knob in to its original position.
NOTE:
If the choke knob is left pulled out, the
engine will stall.
@
@
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EJU01066
Stopping the engine
To stop the engine, release the throttle
lever, and then push the engine stop switch
(red button).
WARNING
@
You need throttle to steer. Shutting off
the engine can cause you to hit an obstacle you are attempting to avoid. A collision could result in severe injury or
death.
@
EJU01067
Leaving the watercraft
If leaving the watercraft, remove the
engine shut-off cord to reduce the chance of
accidental starting or unauthorized use by
children or others.
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EJU01068
EJU01191
Operating your watercraft
Learning to operate your
watercraft
EJU01165
Getting to know your
watercraft
Operating your watercraft requires skills
acquired through practice over a period of
time. Take the time to learn the basic techniques well before attempting more difficult
maneuvers.
Operating your new watercraft can be a
very enjoyable activity, providing you with
hours of pleasure. However, it is essential to
familiarize yourself with the operation of the
watercraft to achieve the skill level necessary to enjoy riding safely. Before operating
this watercraft, read this Owner’s/Operator’s
Manual, the Riding Practice Guide, the
Riding Instruction card and all warning and
caution labels on the watercraft. Pay particular attention to the safety information on
pages 1-8 to 1-15. Also, watch the Basic
Orientation Video provided with your watercraft. These materials should give you an
understanding of the watercraft and its operation.
Remember: This watercraft is designed to
carry the operator and up to 2 passengers.
Never exceed the maximum load limit or
allow more than 3 persons (or 2 persons if a
water-skier is being pulled) to ride the watercraft at one time.
Maximum load: 240 kg (530 lb)
Load is the total weight of cargo, operator and passengers.
Before operating the watercraft, always
perform the pre-operation checks listed on
page 3-5. The short time spent checking the
watercraft will reward you with added safety
and reliability.
Check state and local laws before operating your watercraft.
Operate defensively at safe speeds and
keep a safe distance away from people,
objects, and other watercraft. Select a wide
area to learn in, where you have good visibility and light boat traffic.
Use the buddy system—operate with
someone nearby. Scan constantly for people, objects, and other watercraft. Be alert
for conditions that limit your visibility or block
your vision of others.
Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
to your wrist and keep it free from the handlebars so that the engine stops if the operator falls off.
Wear a personal flotation device (PFD).
All riders must wear a Coast Guard
approved PFD that is suitable for personal
watercraft use.
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Wear protective clothing. Severe internal
injuries can occur if water is forced into body
cavities as result of falling into the water or
being near the jet thrust nozzle. Normal
swimwear does not adequately protect
against forceful water entry into rectum and
vagina. All riders must wear a wetsuit bottom or clothing that provides equivalent protection.
Such clothing includes thick, tightly
woven, sturdy and snug-fitting apparel such
as denim, but does not include spandex or
similar fabrics like those used in bicycle
shorts. A full wetsuit can also protect against
hypothermia (subnormal body temperature)
and abrasions.
Footwear and gloves are recommended.
Eye protection is recommended to keep
wind, water, and glare from the sun out of
your eyes while you operate your watercraft.
Restraining straps for eyewear are made
which are designed to float should your eyewear fall in the water.
You should grip the handlebars firmly and
keep both feet on the floor of the footwell. Do
not attempt to ride with passengers until
your operating skills are fully developed.
EJU01166
Riding watercraft with
passengers
When 2 or 3 persons (including the operator) are on board, the watercraft handles
differently, and is not as easy to maneuver,
so operating it requires a higher degree of
skill. Before attempting to operate the watercraft with passengers on board, the operator
must practice operating the watercraft alone
enough to be able to acquire the necessary
skills.
The passengers must always wear USCG
approved PFD and wetsuit bottom or equivalent.
WARNING
@
Do not apply throttle when anyone is at
rear of watercraft. Turn engine off or keep
engine at idle. Water and/or debris exiting the jet thrust nozzle can cause severe
injury. Passengers should not attempt to
board the watercraft if the operator is
applying throttle.
@
Do not give a ride to children whose feet
cannot reach the floor of the footwell. Passengers should hold on firmly to the person
in front of them and keep both feet in the
footwell.
WARNING
@
When passengers are on board, make
sure that they are holding on firmly and
have feet in the footwell before you start
to accelerate.
@
When pulling a skier, the spotter should
face to the rear while holding the handgrip
with both hands. The spotter should always
sit astride the seat with his or her feet placed
firmly on the footrest for proper balance. Follow state laws regarding skiing such as
skier-down flags, rearward-facing spotter,
and other requirements.
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EJU01072
Starting the watercraft
WARNING
@
●
●
●
●
●
@
3-21
Scan constantly for people, objects
and other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that limit your visibility or block
your vision of others.
Operate defensively at safe speeds
and keep a safe distance away from
people, objects, and other watercraft.
Do not follow directly behind watercraft or other boats. Do not go near
others to spray or splash them with
water. Avoid sharp turns or other
maneuvers that make it hard for others
to avoid you or understand where you
are going. Avoid areas with submerged objects or shallow water.
Take early action to avoid collisions.
Remember watercraft and other boats
do not have brakes. Do not release the
throttle when trying to steer away from
objects—you need throttle to steer.
Practice reboarding in shallow water
before riding in deep water.
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EJU01073
Starting and boarding in shallow
water
1. Do not start the engine in less than
60 cm (2 ft) of water. Put the watercraft
in water that is deep enough, and then
board the watercraft from the side or the
rear.
2. Attach the engine shut-off cord to your
left wrist, and then install the clip to the
engine shut-off switch.
3. Grip the handlebars with both hands,
place both feet on the floor of the footwell, start the engine, and start off.
EJU01074
Starting from a dock
1. Board the watercraft from the side.
2. Attach the engine shut-off cord to your
left wrist, and then install the clip to the
engine shut-off switch.
3. Push the watercraft away from the dock,
grip the handlebars with both hands,
place both feet on the floor of the footwell, start the engine, and start off.
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EJU01075
Boarding and starting in deep
water
WARNING
@
●
●
Operator and passenger should practice getting on board in shallow water
before riding in deep water. Boarding
in deep water requires more skill.
The fatigue and exposure that could
result after unsuccessful attempts to
get back on the watercraft may
increase the risk of injuries and drowning.
@
EJU01076
Boarding alone
1. Swim to the rear of the watercraft and
place both hands on the boarding platform, pull yourself up, and then grasp the
handgrip with one hand.
2. Pull yourself up to a kneeling position on
the platform, and then move to the seat
and sit astride.
3. Attach the engine shut-off cord to your
wrist, and then install the clip to the
engine shut-off switch.
4. Grip the handlebars firmly with both
hands, place both feet in footwell, start
the engine, and look in all directions
before starting off.
WARNING
@
Before starting off, make sure that there
are no boats, obstructions, or swimmers
around you.
@
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EJU01252
Boarding with passengers
WARNING
@
Severe internal injuries can occur if
water is forced into body cavities as a
result of being near the jet thrust nozzle.
Do not apply throttle until each passenger is seated with his or her feet on the
floor of the footwell and is holding on to
the person in front of him or her.
@
1. Climb on board as noted in the previous
section, and sit astride the seat. Attach
the engine shut-off cord to your wrist,
and then install the clip to the engine
shut-off switch.
2. Have the passenger move to the rear of
the watercraft.
3. Have the passenger get on board and sit
on the seat. If a second passenger is
getting on, have him or her follow the
same procedure.
NOTE:
When a passenger is getting on board, both
he and the operator should try to balance
the watercraft.
@
@
4. The operator should check to see that
the passengers have their feet on the
floor of the footwell and that they are
securely holding on to the person in front
of them.
5. Start the engine, look in all directions,
and then accelerate to planing speed.
WARNING
@
Before starting off, make sure that there
are no boats, obstructions, or swimmers
around you.
@
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NOTE:
The heavier the total weight of the operator
and passengers, the more difficult it will be
to balance the watercraft. Do not operate the
watercraft when the total weight exceeds
240 kg (530 lb) including any cargo. If it is
difficult to balance the watercraft at a standstill, proceed as follows:
1. The passenger must steady the watercraft while the operator is boarding. The
operator pulls himself up onto the platform into a seating position, then balances the watercraft.
2. Attach the lanyard to your left wrist, then
install the clip on the lanyard to the
engine shut-off switch. Start the engine
and keep it at idle.
3. The passenger pulls himself up on the
platform kneels down, then crawls onto
the seat as the watercraft accelerates.
4. The watercraft can now be accelerated
to planing speed, then the operator can
reduce the throttle to the desired running
speed.
@
@
EJU01078
Capsized watercraft
If the watercraft capsizes, follow the procedures below carefully to prevent damage
or injury.
WARNING
IMPROPER UPRIGHTING CAN CAUSE
INJURY:
● Shut engine off, and be sure engine
shut-off cord is removed from the
engine shut-off switch.
● Do not put hand in intake grate.
● Watch so you are not hit by the watercraft as it comes over.
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CAUTION:
Be sure to remove the clip from the
engine shut-off switch, otherwise the
engine will overheat and engine damage
may occur.
1. Shut the engine off by removing the clip
from the engine shut-off switch.
2. Swim to the rear of the watercraft. Pull
the watercraft over with left hand on ride
plate while pushing down on the gunwale with your right hand/foot.
NOTE:
If the port side of the capsized watercraft is
tilting upward, first tilt the watercraft so the
port side is down by using your weight to
press down on the gunwale.
CAUTION:
Do not turn the watercraft over counterclockwise, otherwise water may leak into
the carburetor and engine and cause
damage.
3. Start the engine, and then head for
shore to inspect the engine for water
damage.
CAUTION:
If the watercraft has been capsized for
5 minutes or more, air may have entered
the oil injection system. Leave the engine
off, or operate only at trolling speed, for
10 minutes after the watercraft has been
turned right-side up. This will allow any
air to bleed off.
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EJU01079
Turning the watercraft
A
B
C
Steering control depends on the combination of handlebar position and the amount
of throttle.
Water sucked in through the intake grate
is pressurized by the impeller in the jet
pump. As the pressurized water is expelled
from the pump through the jet thrust nozzle,
it creates thrust to move and steer the
watercraft. The higher the engine speed, the
more thrust is produced.
The amount of jet thrust, in addition to the
position of the handlebars, determines how
sharply you turn.
A. More throttle produces higher thrust, so
the watercraft will turn more sharply.
B. Less throttle produces lower thrust, so
the watercraft will turn more gradually.
C. Releasing the throttle completely produces only minimum thrust. If you are
traveling at speeds above trolling, you
will have rapidly decreasing ability to
steer without throttle. You may still have
some turning ability immediately after
releasing the throttle, but once the
engine slows down, the watercraft will no
longer respond to handlebar input until
you apply throttle again or you reach a
trolling speed.
At trolling speed, the watercraft can be
turned gradually by handlebar position
alone using just the amount of thrust
available at idle.
D. If the engine is stopped while riding,
there is no thrust. The watercraft will go
straight even though the handlebars are
turned.
You need throttle to steer.
D
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WARNING
@
●
●
@
3-28
Do not release the throttle when trying
to steer away from objects—you need
throttle to steer. A collision could
result in severe injury or death.
When operating at higher speeds,
make gradual turns or slow down
before turning. Sharp high-speed turns
may cause the watercraft to slide sideways or spin, throwing the operator
and passengers overboard which
could cause an injury.
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EJU01080
Stopping the watercraft
The watercraft is not equipped with a separate braking system. It is stopped by water
resistance when the throttle lever is
released. From full speed, the watercraft
comes to a complete stop in approximately
95 m (310 ft) after the throttle is released
and the engine is stopped, although this distance will vary depending on many factors,
including gross weight, water surface conditions, and wind direction. The watercraft
slows down as soon as the throttle lever is
released, but will coast for a distance before
fully stopping. If you are not sure you can
stop in time before hitting an obstacle, apply
throttle and turn in another direction.
WARNING
@
●
●
●
●
@
3-29
Allow adequate stopping distance.
Take early action to avoid collisions.
Remember, watercraft and other boats
do not have brakes.
Operate defensively at safe speeds
and keep a safe distance away from
people, objects, and other watercraft
to give you time to stop.
Do not shut the engine off when slowing down in case you need engine
power to steer away from a boat or
other obstacle that comes into your
path.
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EJU01081
Beaching the watercraft
1. Make sure no obstructions, boats or
swimmers are near the beach. Release
the throttle lever about 95 m (310 ft)
before you reach the intended beaching
area.
2. Approach the beach slowly and stop the
engine before reaching land.
Remember: you need throttle to steer.
3. Get off the watercraft and pull it up on
the beach.
CAUTION:
@
Small pebbles, sand, seaweed, and other
debris can be pulled into the jet intake
and impair or damage the impeller.
Always stop the engine and get off
before beaching the watercraft.
@
EJU01082
Docking the watercraft
1. Make sure that no obstructions, boats or
swimmers are close to the watercraft.
Reduce speed about 95 m (310 ft) away
from the dock.
2. Slowly approach the dock and stop the
engine just before coming alongside it.
EJU01255
Rough water operation
The force of landing after jumping can
cause a strong impact on both the watercraft
and the operator and passengers. It is possible for the operator to hit his or her chest or
jaw on the watercraft body or handlebars
and be injured. Do not operate the watercraft with your chin right above the handlebars or with your feet outside the watercraft.
Operating in rough water or jumping waves
can also crack the watercraft body or damage internal parts. Avoid operating in rough
water or bad weather conditions.
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EJU01384
Post-operation checks
Always perform the following post-operation checks after operating the watercraft.
1. Remove the watercraft from the water.
2. Wash down the hull, handlebars, and jet
unit with fresh water.
3. Remove the seat and check the engine
compartment for water. To drain excess
water, remove the stern drain plugs, then
raise the bow of the watercraft enough to
allow water in the bilge to drain out.
NOTE:
This watercraft is equipped with an automatic bilge-draining system that removes
water from the engine compartment while
you are underway. However, some residual
water will remain.
@
@
4. Put the watercraft in a horizontal position.
5. Flush the cooling system to prevent it
from clogging with salt, sand, or dirt.
(See pages 4-1 to 4-2 for flushing the
cooling system procedures.)
6. Drain residual water from the exhaust
system by alternately squeezing and
releasing the throttle lever for 10 to
15 seconds while the engine is running.
CAUTION:
@
Do not attempt to run the engine at full
throttle or for more than 15 seconds
while the watercraft is out of the water,
otherwise the engine may overheat or
seize.
@
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7. If the watercraft will be stored for a week
or more, lubricate internal engine components to help prevent corrosion. (See
page 4-1 for lubrication procedures.)
8. Rinse the engine and engine compartment with a small amount of water.
CAUTION:
@
Do not use high pressure when rinsing
the engine or engine compartment as
severe engine damage could result.
@
9. Wipe the engine and engine compartment dry with a clean cloth (repeat step
3, if necessary).
10. Wipe the hull, handlebars, and jet unit
dry with a clean cloth.
11. Spray a rust inhibitor, such as Yamaha
Silicone Protectant and Lubricant, on
metallic parts to minimize corrosion.
12. Allow the engine compartment to air dry
completely before reinstalling the seat.
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EJU01085
Transporting
WARNING
@
Always place the fuel cock knob in the
“OFF” position when transporting the
watercraft, otherwise fuel could leak out
into the engine or engine compartment,
which would create a fire hazard.
@
When transporting the watercraft on a
trailer, secure the tie downs to the trailer
through the bow eye and stern rope holes.
CAUTION:
@
Do not route ropes or tie downs over the
seat, as they may leave permanent marks
on the seat’s surface. Also, wrap the
ropes or tie downs with towels or rags
where they touch the body of the watercraft to avoid scratching or damage.
@
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EJU01086
MAINTENANCE AND
CARE
Storage ......................................................4-1
Flushing the cooling system ..................4-1
Lubrication ..............................................4-3
Fuel system ............................................4-4
Battery ....................................................4-5
Cleaning the watercraft ..........................4-6
Maintenance and adjustments ..............4-7
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual and
tool kit .....................................................4-8
Periodic maintenance chart ...................4-9
Inspecting the fuel system ...................4-10
Inspecting the oil injection system .......4-12
Inspecting the steering cable ...............4-13
Inspecting and adjusting the
throttle cable .........................................4-13
Cleaning and adjusting the
spark plugs ...........................................4-14
Lubrication points .................................4-15
Adjusting the choke cable ....................4-17
Inspecting the battery ..........................4-18
Adjusting the carburetor ......................4-20
Replacing the fuse ...............................4-21
Bleeding the oil injection pump ............4-21
Specifications ........................................4-22
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EJU01087
Storage
WARNING
@
Always place the fuel cock knob in the
“OFF” position when storing the watercraft, otherwise fuel could leak out into
the engine or engine compartment,
which would create a fire hazard.
@
Storage for prolonged periods of time,
such as winter storage, requires preventative maintenance to ensure against deterioration. It is advisable to have the watercraft
serviced by a Yamaha dealer prior to storage. However, the following procedures can
be performed by the owner.
EJU01088
Flushing the cooling system
Flushing the cooling system is essential
to prevent the cooling system from being
clogged with salt, sand, or dirt.
CAUTION:
@
●
●
@
4-1
Do not supply water to the cooling
water passages when the engine is not
running. The water could flow back
through the muffler into the crankcase
causing severe engine damage.
Do not run the engine for more
15 seconds without supplying water,
otherwise the engine may overheat.
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1. Put the watercraft on land in a horizontal
position.
2. Open the flushing hose connector cap 1,
and then insert the garden hose adapter 2
into the flushing hose connector 3 and
turn it until it is securely connected.
3. Connect the garden hose adapter to a
water tap using a hose.
4. Start the engine, and then immediately
turn the water supply on until water flows
out continually from the cooling water
pilot outlet.
5. Run the engine at idling speed for about
3 minutes watching the engine condition.
If the engine stops while flushing, turn
the water supply off immediately and
repeat the above steps.
6. Turn the water supply off, and then force
the remaining water out from the cooling
passages by alternately squeezing, and
releasing the throttle lever for 10 to
15 seconds.
7. Stop the engine.
8. Remove the garden hose adapter and
secure the cap.
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Lubrication
WARNING
@
To reduce the risk of fire or explosion:
Never pour or spray gasoline, or any substance other than a rust inhibitor through
the hole in the carburetor silencer cover.
@
CAUTION:
@
●
●
Make sure to replace the cap securely
after fogging the engine, otherwise
water could enter the engine and
cause damage.
Do not attempt to run the engine at full
throttle or for more than 15 seconds
while the watercraft is out of the water,
otherwise the engine may overheat
and/or seize.
@
1. Open the silencer cap 1 on the silencer.
2. Start the engine with the watercraft in a
well-ventilated area.
3. With the engine running at a fast idle,
quickly spray as much rust inhibitor as
possible through the hole in the silencer
cover. Use Yamaha Stor-Rite Fogging Oil
or an equivalent. Keep spraying until the
engine stalls (or a maximum of
15 seconds).
4. Install the cap securely.
5. Lubricate all cables such as the throttle,
choke, and steering cables.
NOTE:
Use a Yamaha Power Cable Luber and
Yamaha Lube-Zall to pressure lubricate the
cables and purge out any moisture between
the inner and outer cables.
@
@
6. Lubricate the areas of the watercraft
specified under Lubrication points on
pages 4-15 to 4-17.
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EJU01168
Fuel system
Top off the fuel tank with fresh gasoline
and add one ounce of Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer and Conditioner to each gallon of fuel.
NOTE:
Use of Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer and Conditioner eliminates the need to drain the fuel
system. If the fuel system is to be drained
instead, consult a Yamaha dealer.
@
@
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EJU01092
Battery
If the watercraft is not used for a month or
more, disconnect the (–) battery cable first,
and then the (+) cable and breather pipe,
and next remove the battery from the craft.
Clean the battery casing using fresh
water.
If the battery terminals are dirty or corroded, clean the mating surfaces on the terminals for the battery cables using the wiring
brush or equivalents.
Recharge the battery, and then store it in
a cool and dark place.
Apply the Yamaha marine grease/Yamaha
grease A to the battery terminals.
Recharge the battery periodically at least
2 months because a battery will discharge
electricity by itself while storing.
CAUTION:
@
The battery may be impossible to use
again if you store it for a longer time
without recharging. Recharge the battery
periodically.
@
NOTE:
The battery condition can be found by
checking the specific gravity of the electrolyte. However, you can also know the battery
condition roughly by measuring the voltage
at both battery terminals. Recharge the battery if the voltage is 12 volts or less.
@
Specific gravity of electrolyte
(for reference):
1.28 at 20 °C (68 °F)
Yamaha recommend checking the specific
gravity of the electrolyte and charging battery by a Yamaha dealer or a battery dealer.
If you maintain the battery yourself, read
carefully the instructions for the tool and
machine before maintenance.
@
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EJU01169
Cleaning the watercraft
Clean the watercraft before storing it for a
long period.
1. Wash down the hull, handlebars, and
drive unit with fresh water.
2. Rinse the engine and bilge area with
fresh water. Drain off all water and wipe
up remaining moisture with clean, dry
rags.
3. Spray the engine’s exterior with Yamaha
Silicone Protectant and Lubricant.
4. Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax
such as Yamaha Silicone Wax.
5. Wipe all vinyl and rubber components,
such as the seat and engine compartment seals, with a vinyl protectant such
as Yamaha Protectant.
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EJU01170
Maintenance and
adjustments
Periodic inspection, adjustment and lubrication will keep your watercraft in the safest
and most efficient condition possible. Safety
is an obligation of the watercraft owner. The
most important points of watercraft inspection, adjustment and lubrication are
explained on the following pages.
See your Yamaha dealer for genuine
Yamaha replacement parts and optional
accessories designed for your watercraft.
Remember that failures that are the result
of the installation of parts or accessories
which are not qualitatively equivalent to genuine Yamaha parts are not covered by the
limited warranty.
WARNING
@
●
●
@
4-7
Be sure to turn off the engine when
you perform maintenance unless otherwise specified, otherwise an accident or injury could result from
unexpected operation, moving parts,
or electric shock. If the owner is not
familiar with watercraft servicing, this
work should be done by a Yamaha
dealer. Improperly serviced components could fail or stop operating correctly, which could result in an
accident.
Modifications to this watercraft not
approved by Yamaha may cause loss
of performance or excessive noise, or
render it unsafe for use. Consult a
Yamaha dealer before attempting any
changes.
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NOTE:
A service manual is available for purchase
through a Yamaha dealer for owners who
have the mechanical skills, tools, and other
equipment necessary to perform maintenance not covered by this Owner’s/Operator’s Manual.
@
@
EJU01198
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual
and tool kit
It is advisable always to carry the
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual and tool kit 2
with you whenever you use the watercraft.
For your convenience, a storage compartment 1 is provided on the watercraft for the
manual and tool kit.
NOTE:
To protect these materials from water damage, it would be a good idea to put them in a
waterproof bag. If your Owner’s/Operator’s
Manual is damaged, order a replacement
from a Yamaha dealer.
@
@
The service information included in this
manual is intended to provide you with the
necessary information for completing your
own preventive maintenance and minor
repairs. The tools provided in the tool kit are
sufficient for this purpose. However, a torque
wrench may also be necessary to tighten
nuts and bolts.
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Periodic maintenance chart
The following chart gives general guidelines for periodic maintenance. However, depending on your operating conditions maintenance may need to be performed more frequently.
(●) This mark indicates maintenance that you may do yourself.
(❍) This mark indicates work to be done by a Yamaha dealer.
MAINTENANCE INTERVAL
THEREAFTER
PAGE
EVERY
INITIAL
10
50
100
100
200
hours hours hours hours hours
3
6
6
12
months months months months
ITEM
Spark plug
Lubrication points
Intermediate housing
Fuel system
Fuel filter
Fuel tank
Oil injection system
Trolling speed
Carburetor throttle shaft
Inspect, clean, adjust
Lubricate
Lubricate
Inspect
Check, replace
Clean
Inspect, clean
Adjust
Inspect
Cooling water passages
Flush
Bilge strainer
Impeller
Steering cable
Throttle cable
Choke cable
Stern drain plugs
Clean
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect, adjust
Inspect, adjust
Inspect, replace
●
●
❍*1
●
●
●*2
❍
●
●
●*2
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
●
❍
●
❍
● (after
every
use)
4-14
4-15
4-17
4-10
4-11
4-11
—
4-20
4-20
4-1
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
—
—
4-13
4-13
4-17
3-7
●
Battery
Inspect
Rubber coupling
Nuts and bolts
Inspect
Tighten
(inspect
fluid level
before
every
use)
4-18
❍
❍
*1: Grease capacity: 33.0–35.0 cm3 (1.11–1.18 oz)
*2: Grease capacity: 6.0–8.0 cm3 (0.20–0.27 oz)
4-9
❍
❍
—
—
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EJU01383
Inspecting the fuel system
WARNING
@
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. A fire or explosion can cause
severe injury or death. Shut off the
engine. Do not smoke. Avoid spilling
gasoline.
@
Check the fuel system for leaks, cracks,
or malfunctions. If any problem is found, do
the necessary repair or replacement as
required. If repair is necessary, consult a
Yamaha dealer.
Check:
● Carburetor for leakage.
● Fuel pump for malfunction or leakage.
● Fuel tank for water or dirt.
● Fuel tank for damage, cracks or leakage.
● Fuel hose joint for leakage.
● Fuel hose for cracks or other damage.
● Fuel filter for leakage.
● Fuel cock for leakage.
● Air vent check valve for leakage.
● Fuel tank filler cap for damage.
WARNING
@
Failure to check for and repair any fuel
leakage may result in fire or explosion.
@
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Fuel filter
This watercraft is equipped with a onepiece, disposable fuel filter 1. The fuel filter
should be replaced once a year or after
every 200 hours of operation, or if water is
found in the filter. Have a Yamaha dealer
replace the fuel filter if necessary.
WARNING
@
Do not try to replace the fuel filter yourself. An incorrectly installed filter can
leak gasoline, which could lead to fire or
explosion. If necessary, have a Yamaha
dealer replace the fuel filter.
@
EJU01099
Fuel tank
Check the fuel tank 1 for leakage or
water in the tank. If water is found in the fuel
system or if the fuel tank needs to be
cleaned have a Yamaha dealer service the
watercraft.
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EJU01100
Inspecting the oil injection
system
Check the oil injection system for leakage,
cracks, or malfunctions. If necessary, have a
Yamaha dealer repair the oil injection system.
Check:
● Oil tank for damage, cracks or leakage.
● Oil tank for water or dirt.
● Oil hose and joint for damage or cracks.
● Oil filter for dirt.
● Oil pump for leakage.
EJU01101
Oil tank
Check the oil tank for leakage or water in
the tank. If water is found in the oil injection
system or if the oil tank needs to be cleaned
have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft.
EJU01102
Oil filter
Check the oil filter 1 for dirt and clogs. If
the oil filter is clogged, remove it from the oil
tank together with the oil level sender and
clean it.
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EJU01138
Inspecting the steering cable
Check for smooth operation of the handlebars and jet thrust nozzle.
Turn the handlebars as far as possible to
the right and left and check that the distance
between the jet thrust nozzle and the hull
are equal on right and left sides.
Distance A and B: A=B
If steering is stiff or misadjusted, have a
Yamaha dealer service it.
EJU01104
Inspecting and adjusting the
throttle cable
Check that the throttle cable moves back
to the set position smoothly and that free
play is within specification.
1. Squeeze and release the throttle lever. If
the lever does not return smoothly, have
a Yamaha dealer service it.
2. Adjust free play a by loosening the locknut 1 and turning the adjuster 2.
Throttle lever free play:
4–7 mm (0.16–0.28 in)
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EJU01342
Cleaning and adjusting the
spark plugs
The spark plug is an important engine
component and is easy to inspect. The condition of the spark plug can indicate something about the condition of the engine. For
example, if the center electrode porcelain is
very white, this could indicate an intake air
leak or carburetion problem in that cylinder.
Do not attempt to diagnose any problems
yourself. Have a Yamaha dealer service the
watercraft.
Remove and inspect the spark plug periodically; heat and deposits will cause the
spark plug to slowly break down and erode.
If electrode erosion becomes excessive, or if
carbon and other deposits are excessive,
replace the spark plug with the specified
plug.
Standard spark plug: BR8HS
Measure the spark plug gap a with a
wire thickness gauge before installing the
spark plug. Adjust the gap to specification if
necessary.
Spark plug gap:
0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in)
To reinstall spark plug:
1. Clean the gasket surface.
2. Wipe any dirt from the threads of the
spark plug.
3. Screw the spark plug to the correct
torque.
Spark plug torque:
25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
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NOTE:
● Wipe off any water on the spark plug or
inside the cap before installing the spark
plug cap. Push the spark plug cap down
until it clicks.
● If a torque wrench is not available when
you are fitting a new spark plug, a good
estimate of the correct torque is 1/4 turn
to 1/2 turn past finger tight. Have the
spark plug adjusted to the correct torque
with a torque wrench as soon as possible.
@
@
WARNING
@
Be careful not to damage the insulator
when removing or installing a spark plug.
A damaged insulator could allow sparks
to escape, which could lead to explosion
or fire.
@
EJU01139
Lubrication points
To keep moving parts sliding or rotating
smoothly, coat them with water-resistant
grease.
Recommended water-resistant grease:
Yamaha Marine Grease/
Yamaha Grease A
●
●
4-15
Throttle cable (carburetor end)
Choke cable (carburetor end)
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●
Throttle cable (handlebar end)
Squeeze the throttle lever and remove the
seal 1. Spray a rust inhibitor into the outer
cable. Refit the seal securely.
●
Steering cable (handlebar end)
Steering handle pivot shaft
If the steering pivot shaft becomes loose,
tighten the band 1 until a satisfactory feel is
obtained.
●
●
●
4-16
Steering cable (nozzle end)
Nozzle pivot shaft
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●
Intermediate housing
Using a grease gun, fill the intermediate
housing with water resistant grease through
the grease nipple 1.
Grease capacity:
Initial 10 hours or 1 month:
33.0–35.0 cm3 (1.11–1.18 oz)
Every 100 hours or 6 months:
6.0–8.0 cm3 (0.20–0.27 oz)
EJU01261
Adjusting the choke cable
Check that the choke cable is properly
adjusted.
1. Pull the choke knob out until it stops, and
then release the knob. The knob should
not move.
2. If the choke knob moves back on its own,
tighten the choke knob adjusting nut 1
slightly. If the knob is difficult to move,
loosen the adjusting nut slightly.
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EJU01108
Inspecting the battery
Check the level of the battery electrolyte
and make sure the leads are secure.
WARNING
@
Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous, causing severe burns, etc. Electrolyte contains sulfuric acid. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidotes
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water
or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia,
beaten egg or vegetable oil. Call physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes
and get prompt medical attention.
Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep
sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc., well away.
If using or charging the battery in an
enclosed space, make sure that it is well
ventilated. Always shield your eyes when
working near batteries.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
@
CAUTION:
@
Be careful not to place the battery on its
side.
Make sure to remove the battery from the
battery compartment when adding battery electrolyte or charging the battery.
When checking the battery, make sure
the breather hose is connected to the
battery and not obstructed.
@
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To replenish the battery:
1. Make sure that the electrolyte level is
between the upper 1 and lower 2 level
marks.
2. Refill the battery with distilled water if
necessary.
CAUTION:
@
Normal tap water contains minerals that
are harmful to a battery. Use only distilled water for replenishing the battery.
@
To recharge the battery:
CAUTION:
@
Do not attempt to charge a battery hastily. Battery life may be shorter.
@
Yamaha recommend charging battery by
a Yamaha dealer or a battery dealer. If you
charge the battery yourself, read the battery
charger instructions carefully before charging and follow the points below.
1. Remove all caps from the battery cell.
2. Add distilled water to the specified level if
the electrolyte level is low.
3. Set the charging rate to 1.9 ampere and
charge the battery slowly until the explosive gases become coming out vigorously from battery cells.
To connect the battery terminals:
1. Make sure that the connections are correct when you insert the battery in the
watercraft.
2. Make sure that the breather hose is
properly connected and that it is not
damaged or obstructed.
3. Make sure that the battery is securely
held in place.
1 Positive (+): Red lead
2 Negative (–): Black lead
3 Breather hose
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EJU01109
Adjusting the carburetor
The carburetor is a vital part of the engine
and requires very sophisticated adjustment.
Most adjusting should be left to a Yamaha
dealer who has the professional knowledge
and experience to perform it. However, the
operator may adjust the trolling speed as
part of the usual maintenance routine.
CAUTION:
@
The carburetor was set at the Yamaha
factory after many tests. If the settings
are disturbed by someone who does not
have the necessary technical knowledge,
poor engine performance and damage
may result.
@
EJU01303
Adjusting the trolling speed
1. Put the watercraft in the water.
2. Start the engine and warm it up for 1 or
2 minutes. Using a diagnostic tachometer, adjust the engine speed to specification.
3. Turn the throttle stop screw 1 clockwise
to increase engine speed if necessary.
Turn it counterclockwise to decrease
engine speed if necessary.
Trolling speed: 1,250–1,350 r/min
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EJU01263
Replacing the fuse
The fuse is in the electrical box 1.
To replace the fuse:
1. Remove the cap 2, pull out the red lead,
and bring the fuse holder 3 out of the
electrical box.
2. Open the fuse holder and replace the
fuse 4 with one of the correct amperage.
Fuse amperage: 10 A
WARNING
@
Do not use fuses of higher amperage that
those recommended. Substitution of a
fuse of improper rating can cause extensive electrical system damage and possible fire.
@
EJU01112
Bleeding the oil injection
pump
If the oil tank becomes completely empty,
or any hose connected to the oil pump has
been disconnected, the oil pump must be
bled to ensure proper oil flow.
If bleeding of the oil pump is necessary,
have a Yamaha dealer bleed it.
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EJU01362
Specifications
MODEL
Unit
ITEM
WATERCRAFT CAPACITY
Maximum people on board
Number of people
Maximum load capacity
kg (lb)
DIMENSIONS
Length
mm (in)
Width
mm (in)
Height
mm (in)
Dry weight
kg (lb)
PERFORMANCE
Maximum output
kW (PS) @ r/min
Maximum fuel consumption
L/h (US gal/h, Imp gal/h)
Cruising range at full throttle
hr.
Trolling speed
r/min
ENGINE
Engine type
Number of cylinders
Engine displacement
cm3 (cu in)
Bore & stroke
mm (in)
Compression ratio
Lubrication system
Cooling system
Starting system
Ignition system
Spark plug
Spark plug gap
mm (in)
Battery capacity
V-AH
Charging system
DRIVE UNIT
Propulsion system
Jet pump type
Impeller rotation
Transmission
Jet thrust nozzle angle
Degree
FUEL AND OIL
Recommended fuel
Minimum octane rating
PON
RON
Recommended engine oil
Fuel tank capacity
Total
Reserve
Oil tank capacity
L (US gal, Imp gal)
L (US gal, Imp gal)
L (US gal, Imp gal)
4-22
XL700
3
240 (530)
3,150 (124.0)
1,250 (49.2)
1,100 (43.3)
245 (540)
58.8 (80)@6,250
34.0 (9.0, 7.5)
1.5
1,250–1,350
2-stroke
2
701 (42.78)
81.0 × 68.0 (3.19 × 2.68)
7.2
Oil injection
Water-cooled
Electric starter
C.D.I.
BR8HS
0.6–0.7 (0.024–0.028)
12-19
Flywheel magneto
Jet pump
Axial flow, single stage
Counterclockwise (Rear view)
Direct drive from engine
24 + 24
Regular unleaded gasoline
86
90
YAMALUBE 2-W, or an equivalent NMMAcertified TC-W3 marine oil
50 (13.2,11)
12 (3.17, 2.64)
3.8 (1.00, 0.84)
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TROUBLESHOOTING
AND EMERGENCY
PROCEDURES
Troubleshooting ......................................5-1
Troubleshooting chart ............................5-1
Emergency procedures ..........................5-3
Cleaning the jet intake and impeller ......5-3
Jumping the battery ...............................5-4
Towing the watercraft ............................5-6
Submerged watercraft ...........................5-7
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EJU01116
Troubleshooting
If you have any trouble with your watercraft, use this section to check for the possible
cause.
If you cannot find the cause, or if the procedure for replacement or repair is not described
in this Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, have a Yamaha dealer perform the necessary service.
EJU01370
Troubleshooting chart
TROUBLE
Engine does not
start
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Starter motor does not turn over
Engine shutClip not in place
off switch
Fuse
Burned out
Battery
Starter motor
Run down
Poor terminal connections
Terminal corroded
Faulty
Starter motor turns over
Fuel cock
Turned to “OFF”
REMEDY
Install clip
Replace the fuse and
check wiring
Recharge
Tighten as required
Clean
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Turn the fuel cock to
“ON”
Fuel
Empty
Refill as soon as
possible
Stale or contaminated Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Fuel tank
Water or dirt present
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Spark plug
Fouled or defective
Clean or replace
Spark plug cap Not connected or loose Connect properly
Crankcase
Filled with water
Crank engine with plug
out until clean
Fuel filter
Clogged or water
Have serviced by
pooled
Yamaha dealer
Choke
Knob moves back on
Tighten the choke knob
its own
adjusting nut
5-1
PAGE
2-9
4-21
4-19
4-19
4-5
—
2-8
3-3
4-10
4-11
4-14
4-14
5-7
4-11
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TROUBLE
Engine runs irregularly or stalls
Warning light or
indicator blinks
Watercraft slow or
loses power
REMEDY
Refill as soon as
possible
Stale or contaminated Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Choke
Knob pulled
Push fully in
Fuel filter
Clogged or water
Have serviced by
pooled
Yamaha dealer
Fuel tank
Water or dirt present
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Spark plug
Fouled or defective
Replace
Incorrect heat range
Replace
Gap incorrect
Adjust
Spark plug cap Loose
Connect properly
Cracked, torn, or dam- Replace
aged
Electrical
Loose connection
Tighten or connect
wiring
properly
Carburetor
Incorrect idle adjustAdjust idle
ment
Clogged
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Fuel level
Empty
Refill as soon as possible
Oil filter clogged
Clean
Cavitation
Jet intake clogged
Clean
Impeller damaged or
Have serviced by
worn
Yamaha dealer
Engine over- Jet intake clogged
Clean
heated
Fuel filter
Clogged
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Spark plug
Fouled or defective
Replace
Incorrect heat range
Replace
Gap incorrect
Adjust
Spark plug
Loose
Connect properly
caps
Electrical
Loose connection
Tighten or connect
wiring
properly
Fuel
Stale or contaminated Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Bilge
Water in bilge
Drain
Fuel
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Empty
5-2
PAGE
3-3
4-10
2-9
4-11
4-11
4-14
4-14
4-14
4-14
—
—
4-20
—
3-3
4-12
5-3
—
5-3
4-11
4-14
4-14
4-14
4-14
—
4-10
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EJU01118
Emergency procedures
EJU01119
Cleaning the jet intake and
impeller
If weeds or debris get caught in the intake
or impeller, cavitation can occur, causing jet
thrust to decrease even though engine
speed rises. If this condition is allowed to
continue, the engine will overheat and may
seize. If there is any sign that the jet intake
or impeller is clogged with weeds or debris,
beach the watercraft and check the intake
and impeller. Always stop the engine before
beaching the watercraft.
WARNING
@
Before attempting to remove weeds or
debris from the jet intake or impeller
areas, shut the engine off and remove
the clip from the engine shut-off switch.
Severe injury or death could result from
contact with the rotating parts of the jet
pump.
@
1. Turn the watercraft on its side as shown.
CAUTION:
@
●
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5-3
Place a suitable clean cloth or carpeting underneath the watercraft to protect it from abrasions and scratches.
Always turn the watercraft over onto
its port (left) side.
When turning the watercraft on its
side, support the bow so the handlebars cannot be bent or damaged.
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2. Remove any weeds or debris from
around the drive shaft, impeller, pump
housing, and jet thrust nozzle.
If debris is difficult to remove, consult
your Yamaha dealer.
CAUTION:
@
Always avoid operating your watercraft in
areas where weed growth is thick. If traveling in weeded areas is unavoidable,
operate the engine alternately at partial
throttle and full throttle. Weeds tend to
accumulate more at a steady speed and
at trolling speed. If weeds clog the intake
or impeller area and cause cavitation, follow the cleaning procedure above.
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Jumping the battery
If the watercraft battery has run down, the
engine can be started using a 12-volt battery and jumper cables.
WARNING
@
Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous, causing severe burns, etc. Electrolyte contains sulfuric acid. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidotes
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water
or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia,
beaten egg or vegetable oil. Call physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes
and get prompt medical attention.
Batteries give off explosive gases. Keep
sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc. well away.
If using or charging the battery in an
enclosed area, make sure that it is well
ventilated. Always shield your eyes when
working near batteries.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
@
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Connecting the jumper cables
1. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable 1
to the positive (+) terminals of both batteries.
2. Connect one end of the negative (–)
jumper cable 2 to the negative (–) terminal of the booster battery 3.
3. Connect the other end of the negative (–)
cable to an unpainted bolt on the cylinder
head.
CAUTION:
@
Do not connect the end of the jumper
cable to the negative (–) terminal on the
watercraft battery! Be sure all connections are secure and correct before
attempting to start the engine. Any
wrong connection may damage the electrical system.
@
4. Start the engine, and then disconnect
the cables by reversing the steps above.
CAUTION:
@
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5-5
Never push the start switch while the
engine is running.
Do not operate the start switch for
more than 5 seconds, otherwise the
battery will be discharged and the
engine will not start. Also, the starter
motor may be damaged. If the engine
does not start in 5 seconds, release
the start switch, wait 15 seconds, and
try again.
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Towing the watercraft
If the watercraft becomes inoperative in
the water, it can be towed to shore.
If the watercraft must be towed in an
emergency using a tow line, the operator
should ride the watercraft, holding onto the
handlebars.
CAUTION:
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●
Tow the watercraft slowly; water may
enter the air intake and flood the
engine compartment if the watercraft
is towed too fast.
Tow the watercraft using the bow eye 1
only.
The bow must be kept up out of the
water during towing to prevent water
from entering the engine compartment.
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WARNING
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5-6
The watercraft should only be towed in
an emergency.
The tow line should be long enough so
that the watercraft will not collide with
the towing boat when slowing down. A
good rule of thumb is a tow line which
is three times the combined length of
the towing boat and the watercraft. A
shorter length of rope can be used if
the watercraft is towed very slowly.
The operator of the towing boat must
keep speed to a minimum and avoid
traffic or obstacles which could be a
hazard to the rider on the watercraft.
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Submerged watercraft
If the watercraft is submerged or flooded
with water, follow the procedure below and
consult a Yamaha dealer as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in serious
engine damage!
1. Beach the watercraft and remove the
stern drain plugs to drain the water from
the engine compartment.
2. Turn the fuel cock knob to “OFF.”
3. Remove the spark plugs and dry them
with a cloth.
4. Without reinstalling the spark plugs,
crank the engine until all the water in the
cylinders has been drained.
5. Install the stern drain plugs and the
spark plugs.
6. Turn the fuel cock to “ON.”
7. Launch the watercraft into the water, and
then run the engine for at least
10 minutes. If the engine will not start,
repeat steps above.
8. Turn the engine off. Turn the fuel cock to
“OFF.”
9. Remove the silencer cap and spray a
rust inhibitor such as Yamaha Stor-Rite
Engine Fogging Oil into the carburetor
while cranking the engine.
10. Have the watercraft inspected by a
Yamaha dealer as soon as possible.
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APPENDIX
Limited warranty ................................... 6-1
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE
(Y.E.S.) .................................................. 6-3
Index...........................................................6-4
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Limited warranty
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
WATERCRAFT LIMITED WARRANTY
Yamaha Motor Corporation is proud of its heritage and reputation for producing products with high standards of quality and workmanship. Product excellence provides the cornerstone for our commitment to customer satisfaction. The Yamaha Watercraft Limited Warranty is your assurance of this commitment.
This warranty provides you with protection against the expense of repairs for your watercraft that are required as a result of defects in
materials or workmanship. When maintained and utilized in the prescribed manner, you can count on your Yamaha watercraft to provide reliable service.
This warranty provides you with specific coverage and notes your responsibilities in maintaining and operating your watercraft.
Please take the time to read and become familiar with this warranty.
PERIOD OF WARRANTY. Any new Yamaha watercraft purchased for pleasure use from an authorized Yamaha dealer in the United
States, will be warranted against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase, subject to
exclusions noted herein. Any Yamaha Watercraft purchased and utilized for commercial applications will be warranted for a period of
ninety [90] days from the date of purchase, subject to exclusions noted herein. Replacement parts used in warranty repairs will be warranted for the balance of the applicable warranty period.
The warranty described here applies to watercrafts purchased and registered for use in the United States only. For warranty provisions
outside the United States, contact the particular country’s local Yamaha distributor.
OBTAINING REPAIRS UNDER WARRANTY. During the period of warranty, any authorized Yamaha dealer will, free of charge, repair
or replace, at Yamaha’s option, any parts adjudged defective by Yamaha due to faulty workmanship or material from the factory. All
parts replaced under warranty will become the property of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY. Under the terms of this warranty, the customer will be responsible for ensuring that the watercraft is
properly operated, maintained, and stored as specified in the applicable Owner’s/Operator’s Manual.
The owner of the watercraft shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha dealer of any and all apparent defects within ten [10] days of discovery and make the watercraft available at that time for inspection and repairs at the dealer’s place of business.
GENERAL EXCLUSIONS FROM WARRANTY. This warranty will not cover the repair of damage if the damage is a result of abuse or
neglect of the product. Examples of abuse and neglect include, but are not limited to:
1. Racing or competition use, modification of original parts abnormal strain.
2. Lack of proper maintenance and off season storage as described in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, installation of parts or accessories that are not equivalent in design and quality to genuine Yamaha parts.
3. Use of lubricants, oils, and fuel/oil mixtures that are not suitable for watercraft motor use.
4. Damage as a result of accidents, collisions, contact with foreign materials, or submersion.
5. Growth of marine organisms on motor or hull surfaces.
6. Normal deterioration.
7. Gel coat stress cracks.
SPECIFIC PARTS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY.
Parts replaced due to normal wear or routine maintenance such as oil, spark plugs, fuel filters, impeller and liner, and anodes are not
covered by warranty. Charges for transporting the watercraft to and from an authorized Yamaha dealer are excluded from warranty coverage.
TRANSFER OF WARRANTY. Transfer of the warranty from the original purchaser to any subsequent purchaser is possible by having
the watercraft inspected by an authorized Yamaha dealer and requesting the dealer to submit a change of registration to Yamaha Motor
Corporation. U.S.A. within ten [10] days of the transfer.
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH EXCEED THE OBLIGATIONS AND TIME LIMITS
STATED IN THIS WARRANTY ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. AND EXCLUDED FROM THIS
WARRANTY.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU. ALSO EXCLUDED FROM THIS WARRANTY ARE ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING LOSS
OF USE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO
STATE.
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
Post Office Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
WARRANTY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. What costs are my responsibility during the warranty period?
A. The customer’s responsibility includes all costs of normal maintenance services, non-warranty repairs, accident and collision damages.
Q. What are some examples of “abnormal” strain, neglect, or abuse?
A. These terms are general and overlap each other in areas. Specific examples include:
Running the watercraft out of oil, operating the machine with a broken or damaged part which causes another part to fail, and so
on. If you have any specific questions on operation or maintenance, please contact your Yamaha dealer for advice.
Q. Does the warranty cover incidental costs such as transportation due to a failure?
A. No. The warranty is limited to repair of the watercraft itself.
Q. May I perform any or all of the recommended maintenance shown in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual instead of having the dealer do
them?
A. Yes, if you are a qualified mechanic and follow the procedures specified in the Owner’s/Operator’s and Service Manual. We do recommend, however, that items requiring special or equipment be done by a Yamaha dealer.
Q. Will the warranty be void or cancelled if I do not operate or maintain my new watercraft exactly as specified in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual?
A. No. The warranty on a new watercraft cannot be “voided” or “cancelled”. However, if a particular failure is caused by operation
or maintenance other than as shown in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, that failure may not be covered under warranty.
Q. What responsibility does my dealer have under this warranty?
A. Each Yamaha dealer is expected to:
1. Completely set up each new watercraft before sale.
2.
Explain the operation, maintenance, and warranty requirements to your satisfaction at the time of sale, and upon your request at
any later date. In addition, each Yamaha dealer is held responsible for his setup, service and warranty repair work.
Q. Is the warranty transferable to second owners?
A. Yes. The remainder of the existing warranty can be transferred upon request. The unit has to be inspected and re-registered by an
authorized Yamaha dealer for the policy to remain effective.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
If your watercraft requires warranty service, you must take it to any authorized Yamaha dealer within the continental United States. Be
sure to bring your warranty registration card or other valid proof of the original date of purchase. If a question or problem arises regarding warranty, first contact the owner of the dealership. Since all warranty matters are handled at the dealer level, this person is in the
best position to help you. If you are still not satisfied and require additional assistance, please write:
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION U.S.A.
CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
The federal government requires each manufacturer to maintain a complete, up-to-date list of all first purchasers against the possibility
of a safety-related defect and recall. This list is complied from the purchase registrations sent to Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. by
the selling dealer at the time of your purchase.
If you should move after you have purchased your new watercraft, please advise us of your new address by sending a postcard listing
your Yamaha model name, engine number, dealer number [or dealer’s name] as it is shown on your warranty card, your name and new
mailing address.
Mail to:
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
Attention: Warranty Department
This will ensure that Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has an up-to-date registration record in accordance with federal law.
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YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.)
Keep your Yamaha protected even after your warranty expires with genuine Yamaha Extended
Service (Y.E.S.).
● Y.E.S. is designed and administered by Yamaha Motor Corporation to provide maximum owner
satisfaction. You get uninterrupted factory-backed coverage for extra peace of mind.
● Y.E.S. is flexible. You choose the plan that is right for you: 12 months, 24 months, or 36 months
beyond your warranty period.
● Y.E.S. is designed and administered by the same Yamaha people who handle your warranty 
and it shows in the comprehensive coverage benefits. There are no mileage limitations. Coverage is not limited to “moving parts” or the “drive train” like many other plans. And Y.E.S. covers
manufacturing defects just like the warranty. See the sample contract at your Yamaha dealer to
see how comforting uninterrupted factory-backed protection can be.
● You do not have to pay anything for covered repairs. There is no deductible to pay, and repairs
are not “pro-rated.” You do not have any “out-of-pocket” expenses for covered repairs.
●
In addition, Travel and Recreation Interruption Protection (TRIP) is included at no extra cost.
TRIP gives you up to $150 reimbursement per occurrence for any reasonable expenses you
incur because your Yamaha needs covered service: replacement vehicle rental, emergency
towing, phone calls, even food and lodging when you are away from home. This superb coverage goes into effect when you purchase Y.E.S., so it applies to any warranty repairs as well as
covered repairs during your entire Y.E.S. plan period.
●
Y.E.S. coverage is honored at any authorized Yamaha dealer nationwide.
●
Y.E.S. coverage is transferable to a new owner if you sell or trade-in. That can make your
Yamaha much more valuable!
This excellent Y.E.S. plan coverage is only available to Yamaha owners like you, and only while
your Yamaha is still within the Yamaha Limited Warranty period. So visit your authorized Yamaha
dealer to get all the facts. He can show you how easy it is to protect your investment with Yamaha
Extended Service.
We urge you to act now. You will get the excellent benefits of TRIP coverage right away, and you
will rest easy knowing you will have strong factory-backed protection even after your Yamaha
Limited Warranty expires. You can also save money: Y.E.S. costs less within the first 90 days
after you buy your Yamaha. See your dealer today!
A special note:
If visiting your dealer is not convenient, contact Yamaha with your Primary ID number (your engine
number). We will be happy to help you get the Y.E.S. coverage you need.
Yamaha Service Marketing
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 761-7631
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Index
2-stroke engine oil................................... 3-2
A
Adjusting the carburetor ........................ 4-20
Adjusting the choke cable ..................... 4-17
Adjusting the trolling speed ................... 4-20
Approval label of Emission control
certificate................................................. 1-2
B
Battery..............................................3-8, 4-5
Beaching the watercraft ........................ 3-30
Bilge ........................................................ 3-7
Bleeding the oil injection pump ............. 4-21
Boarding alone ...................................... 3-23
Boarding and starting in deep water ..... 3-23
Boarding with passengers..................... 3-24
C
Capsized watercraft .............................. 3-25
Caution labels ......................................... 1-6
Choke knob ............................................. 2-9
Cleaning and adjusting the
spark plugs............................................ 4-14
Cleaning the jet intake and impeller ........ 5-3
Cleaning the watercraft ........................... 4-6
Connecting the jumper cables................. 5-5
Cooling water pilot outlet..............2-11, 3-12
Crossing ................................................ 1-17
Cruising limitations .................................. 1-9
D
Docking the watercraft .......................... 3-30
E
Emergency procedures ........................... 5-3
Emission control information ................... 1-2
Engine break-in ..................................... 3-13
Engine compartment ............................... 3-6
Engine overheat warning system .......... 2-12
Engine serial number .............................. 1-1
Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)............... 3-11
Engine shut-off switch ............................. 2-9
Engine stop switch .................................. 2-9
Enjoy your watercraft responsibly ......... 1-21
F
Filling the fuel tank .................................. 3-3
Filling the oil tank .................................... 3-4
Fire extinguisher......................................3-9
Fishing vessel right-of-way.................... 1-18
Flushing the cooling system .................... 4-1
Front seat ................................................ 2-5
Front storage compartment ................... 2-14
Fuel and oil.............................................. 3-1
Fuel and oil systems ............................... 3-6
Fuel cock knob ........................................ 2-8
Fuel filter ............................................... 4-11
Fuel system ............................................. 4-4
Fuel tank ............................................... 4-11
Fuel tank filler cap ................................... 2-7
G
Gasohol ................................................... 3-2
Gasoline .................................................. 3-1
Getting to know your watercraft ............ 3-19
Give-way vessel ....................................1-16
Glove compartment ............................... 2-15
H
Handgrip................................................ 2-13
Hazard information ................................ 1-13
Hood........................................................ 2-6
Hull Identification Number (HIN).............. 1-1
I
Identification numbers ............................. 1-1
Important labels....................................... 1-3
Inspecting and adjusting the
throttle cable.......................................... 4-13
Inspecting the battery ............................ 4-18
Inspecting the fuel system..................... 4-10
Inspecting the oil injection system......... 4-12
Inspecting the steering cable ................ 4-13
J
Jet unit................................................... 3-11
Jumping the battery................................. 5-4
L
Label location .......................................... 1-3
Learning to operate your watercraft ...... 3-19
Leaving the watercraft ........................... 3-18
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Limitations on who may operate the
watercraft ................................................ 1-8
Limited warranty...................................... 6-1
Location of main components ................. 2-1
Lubrication............................................... 4-3
Lubrication points .................................. 4-15
M
Maintenance and adjustments ................ 4-7
Manufactured date label.......................... 1-2
Meeting ................................................. 1-17
N
Narrow channels and bends ................. 1-18
O
Oil filter .................................................. 4-12
Oil level warning lamp ........................... 2-13
Oil tank .................................................. 4-12
Oil tank filler cap...................................... 2-7
Operating your watercraft...................... 3-19
Operation .............................................. 3-13
Operation of controls and other
functions.................................................. 2-4
Operation requirements ........................ 1-10
Other labels............................................. 1-7
Other sources........................................ 1-20
Other special situations......................... 1-18
Overtaking............................................. 1-18
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual and
tool kit...................................................... 4-8
P
Periodic maintenance chart..................... 4-9
Post-operation checks........................... 3-31
Pre-operation check list........................... 3-5
Pre-operation check points ..................... 3-6
Pre-operation checks .............................. 3-5
Primary Identification (PRI-ID)
number .................................................... 1-1
R
Reading buoys and other markers ........ 1-18
Rear seat................................................. 2-4
Recommended equipment .................... 1-12
Replacing the fuse ................................ 4-21
Riding watercraft with passengers ........ 3-20
Rough water operation.......................... 3-30
Rules of the Road ................................. 1-16
Rules when encountering vessels......... 1-17
S
Safety information ................................... 1-8
Sailing vessel right-of-way .................... 1-18
Seat storage compartment .................... 2-15
Specifications ........................................ 4-22
Stand-on vessel ....................................1-16
Starting and boarding in shallow
water ..................................................... 3-22
Starting from a dock .............................. 3-22
Starting the engine ................................ 3-15
Starting the watercraft ........................... 3-21
Start switch............................................ 2-10
Steering and sailing rules ......................1-16
Steering system ...........................2-11, 3-10
Stopping the engine .............................. 3-18
Stopping the watercraft ......................... 3-29
Storage.................................................... 4-1
Storage compartments .......................... 2-14
Submerged watercraft ............................. 5-7
Switches ................................................ 3-12
T
Throttle .................................................. 3-10
Throttle lever ......................................... 2-10
To get more boating safety
information ............................................ 1-20
Towing the watercraft .............................. 5-6
Transporting .......................................... 3-33
Troubleshooting ......................................5-1
Troubleshooting chart ............................. 5-1
Turning the watercraft ........................... 3-27
U
United States Coast Guard ................... 1-20
W
Warning labels ........................................ 1-4
Watercraft characteristics......................1-13
Watercraft Education and Training........1-20
Water separator ......................................3-7
Water-skiing .......................................... 1-14
Y
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE
(Y.E.S.).................................................... 6-3
6-5
2002
WaveRunner
XL700
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA
U.S.A. Edition
Printed in USA
July 2001—1.5 × 1 CR
F0M-F8199-13
(XL700-A)
(E)
Printed on recycled paper
READ THIS MANUAL
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