Yamaha SUPERJET 700 2006 Operator`s manual

2006
SuperJet
700
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
U.S.A. Edition
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, 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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SuperJet 700
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
©2005 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
1st Edition, April 2005
All rights reserved.
Any reprinting or unauthorized use
without the written permission of
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
is expressly prohibited.
Printed in Japan
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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
Other labels ............................................1-6
Safety information ...................................1-7
Limitations on who may operate the
watercraft ................................................1-7
Cruising limitations .................................1-8
Operation requirements .........................1-9
Recommended equipment ..................1-11
Hazard information ..............................1-12
Watercraft characteristics ....................1-12
Rules of the Road ..................................1-14
Steering and sailing rules ....................1-14
Rules when encountering vessels ......1-15
Other special situations .......................1-16
Reading buoys and other markers ......1-16
To get more boating safety
information .............................................1-18
United States Coast Guard .................1-18
Other sources ......................................1-18
Watercraft Education and Training ......1-18
Enjoy your watercraft responsibly ......1-19
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Identification numbers
Record the Primary Identification (PRI-ID)
number, Hull Identification Number (HIN)
and engine serial number in the spaces provided for assistance when 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 inside the engine compartment.
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Hull Identification Number
(HIN)
The HIN is stamped on a plate 1 attached
to the hull on the aft, starboard (right) side.
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Engine serial number
The engine serial number is stamped on
a label 1 attached to the engine unit.
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Emission control
information
This engine conforms to 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for marine SI engines.
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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
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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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3
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Other labels
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A
B
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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.
Limitations on who may
operate the watercraft
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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 only. Never have more than one
person on the watercraft at any time.
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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.
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. Always check throttle and
steering controls before starting the
watercraft.
Ride within your limits and avoid aggressive maneuvers to reduce the risk of loss
of control, ejection, and collision.
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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.
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
operate your watercraft without someone
else nearby. If you operate further than
swimming distance from shore, you
should be accompanied 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.
Follow navigation rules, and state/provincial and local laws that apply to watercraft.
All riders must wear a U.S. Coast Guard
(USCG) 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
the 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 USCG 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 should always keep both
feet or knees on the riding tray when the
watercraft is in motion. Lifting your feet
increases the chances of losing your balance or hitting objects outside the watercraft with your feet.
Always consult your doctor on whether it
is safe for you to operate this watercraft if
you are pregnant or in poor health.
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 your 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 if you maneuver more quickly than
other boaters expect, you risk a collision.
Maintain a safe distance from other boats
and watercraft, and also watch for 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 page 1-14.)
According to the USCG, boats under
6.1 m (20 ft) in length like your watercraft
MUST carry a fire extinguisher of a B-1
classification, with a capacity of two
pounds or more when navigating in
waters under USCG 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 lever 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. 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 in the jet thrust
nozzle 2. Severe injury or death could
result from coming in contact with the
rotating parts of the jet pump.
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Stop the engine and remove the clip 3
from the engine shut-off switch 4 before
removing any debris or weeds that may
have collected around the jet intake.
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Avoid forceful jet thrust and limited visibility while reboarding. Get to standing or
kneeling position quickly, but do not
expose yourself to forceful jet thrust.
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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 ...................................................2-3
Hood .......................................................2-3
Fuel tank filler cap ..................................2-4
Fuel cock knob .......................................2-4
Engine stop switch .................................2-5
Engine shut-off switch ............................2-5
Choke knob ............................................2-6
Throttle lever ..........................................2-6
Start switch .............................................2-6
Cooling water pilot outlet .......................2-7
Steering system .....................................2-7
Steering pole ..........................................2-8
Engine overheat warning system ..........2-9
Storage pouch ......................................2-10
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Location of main components
1 Rope hole
Use to attach rope for transporting, mooring or
towing the watercraft in an emergency.
2 Storage pouch
3 Steering pole
Adjusts to suit operator’s riding posture.
4 Handlebars
Use to control direction.
5 Riding tray
Stand or kneel here for balance.
6 Fuel tank filler cap
7 Hood
8 Steering cover
9 Hood latch
Locks the hood.
0 Jet thrust nozzle
Changes the direction of jet thrust according
to handlebar position.
A Cooling water pilot outlet
Use to verify cooling water flow.
B Intake grate
Prevents debris from getting into the jet pump.
C Jet intake
D Ride plate
E Drive shaft
Transmits power from the engine to the jet
pump.
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1 Fire extinguisher container
Use to store the fire extinguisher.
2 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.
3 Choke knob
Use to start a cold engine.
4 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.
5 Start switch
Push to start the engine.
6 Throttle lever
Use to accelerate and decelerate.
7 Engine shut-off switch
Remove the clip to stop the engine and disable it from starting.
8 Engine stop switch
Push to stop the engine normally.
9 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
Attach to wrist so that the engine stops if the
operator falls off the watercraft.
0 Bow
A Fuel tank
B Battery
C Silencer
Prevents water from getting into the engine
and reduces air intake noise.
D Spark plugs/Spark plug caps
E Muffler
F Water separator
Traps water from the breather hose to the fuel
tank.
G Fuel filter
H Electrical box
Protects electrical components from water.
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EJU01009
Operation of controls and
other functions
EJU01272
Hood
The hood is secured at the rear by a
latch.
Lift the steering pole and support it with
the lock pin before removing the hood.
To remove the hood:
1. Turn the latch knob 1 to the open position, and then pull up on the hood
latch 2 to unlatch the hood.
2. Grasp the hood using the handgrips 3
provided at the front and rear side of the
hood. Lift the hood up and to the rear to
remove it.
To install the hood:
1. Position the hood on the deck so the two
projections at the front of the hood fit
under the two stays on the deck.
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2. Push down on the hood latch, and then
turn the knob to the lock position.
NOTE:
Make sure that the hood is properly secured
before operating the watercraft.
@
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EJU01012
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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EJU01014
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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EJU01015
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
@
●
●
@
2-5
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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EJU01215
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.
EJU01018
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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EJU11301
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 2-9 and 5-3
for more information.)
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.
● Water discharge may not be constant at
idle, therefore, open the throttle a little to
check that water discharges properly.
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EJU01021
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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EJU01273
Steering pole
The steering pole varies in height with the
operator’s posture, enabling the operator to
assume various riding positions.
When removing the hood for pre-operation checks, maintenance, etc., lift the steering pole 1 and use the lock pin 2 to
support it. Move the lock pin into the detent.
Make sure the lock pin is returned to the
stowed position after installing the hood.
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EJU11311
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 return to shore, 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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EJU01274
Storage pouch
A storage pouch is provided on the underside of the hood for the Owner’s/Operator’s
Manual, tool kit and other small items.
Bend the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual
slightly to insert it into the storage pouch 1,
then add the tool kit and any other small
items. Fold the pouch and tie it with the belt.
Install the storage pouch on the hood and
secure it with the bands 2.
NOTE:
The storage pouch is not waterproof. To
keep the contents of the storage pouch dry,
put them in a waterproof bag before putting
them in the storage pouch.
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EJU01040
OPERATION
Fuel and oil ...............................................3-1
Gasoline .................................................3-1
2-stroke engine oil ..................................3-2
Mixing fuel and oil ..................................3-3
Filling the fuel 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
Starting the watercraft ..........................3-21
Operating positions ..............................3-25
Capsized watercraft .............................3-26
Turning the watercraft ..........................3-28
Stopping the watercraft ........................3-30
Beaching the watercraft .......................3-31
Rough water operation ........................3-31
Post-operation checks .........................3-32
Transporting ..........................................3-34
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EJU01275
Fuel and oil
EJU20550
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 with
the watercraft in a horizontal position.
● 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. If temporarily leaving the watercraft with a
full fuel tank, do not leave it in direct
sunlight. Leave it in a well-ventilated
area with the watercraft in a horizontal
position.
● 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.
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Recommended gasoline:
Regular unleaded gasoline with a
minimum octane rating of
86 (Pump octane number) = (R+M)/2
90 (Research octane number)
EJU01832
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.
EJU10441
2-stroke engine oil
Recommended engine oil:
YAMALUBE 2-W oil
If YAMALUBE 2-W oil is not available,
another 2-stroke engine oil with an
NMMA-certified TC-W3 rating may be used.
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EJU01276
Mixing fuel and oil
CAUTION:
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Avoid using any mixture of gasoline
and oil other than those designated.
Make sure gasoline and oil are thoroughly mixed in the correct ratio, otherwise the following problems may
occur. Too little oil in the fuel mixing
ratio could result in major engine trouble, such as seizure. Too much oil in
the fuel mixing ratio could result in
fouled spark plugs, smoky exhaust, or
heavy carbon deposits.
@
Pour 2-stroke engine oil 1 into a clean
container, and then add gasoline 2. To mix
them thoroughly, shake the container from
side to side.
Fuel mixing ratios (gasoline to oil)
Break-in period
(first two tankfuls): 25 : 1
After break-in: 50 : 1
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EJU01277
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. Lift the steering pole and support it with
the lock pin.
2. Remove the hood.
3. Open the fuel tank filler cap, and slowly
add the premixed fuel to the fuel tank.
4. Stop filling when the fuel level just
reaches the bottom of the filler tube.
NOTE:
● The hood must be removed in order to
watch the fuel level in the fuel tank while
adding fuel.
● Be careful not to spill fuel or overfill the
tank.
● Do not fill into the filler tube because fuel
could overflow.
@
@
Fuel tank capacity:
Total: 18 L (4.8 US gal, 4.0 Imp gal)
Reserve: 5.5 L
(1.45 US gal, 1.21 Imp gal)
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EJU01346
Pre-operation checks
EJU01347
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
ROUTINE
PAGE
Remove the hood to ventilate the engine compartment. Check for fuel vapors and loose electrical connections.
3-6
Bilge
Check for water and fuel and remove if necessary.
3-8
Throttle lever
Check that the throttle lever springs back
smoothly.
3-10
Steering system
Check for proper operation.
3-10
Fuel
Check fuel level and add if necessary.
Check the hoses and tank for leakage.
3-7
Engine compartment
Water separator
Check for water and drain if necessary.
3-7
Battery
Check electrolyte level and battery condition.
3-8
Hood
Check that the hood latches are properly
secured.
2-3
Hull
Check the hull for cracks or other damage.
3-6
Jet unit
Check for debris and remove if necessary.
3-11
Fire extinguisher
Check condition and replace if necessary.
3-9
Engine shut-off cord
Check condition and replace if frayed or broken.
3-11
Switches
Check the start switch, engine stop switch, and
engine shut-off switch for proper operation.
3-12
Cooling water pilot outlet
Check that water is discharged while the engine
is running and the watercraft is in the water.
3-12
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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EJU01048
Pre-operation check points
EJU01278
Engine compartment
Ventilate the engine compartment, before
each use. To ventilate the engine compartment, lift the steering pole and support it
with the stopper pin, then remove the hood.
Put the hood aside 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 loose electrical connection.
@
EJU20560
Hull
Check the hull for cracks or other damage. If any damage is found, have a Yamaha
dealer repair the watercraft.
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EJU01279
Fuel system
Check the fuel system for leakage, cracks
or malfunctions before each use. (See
page 4-10 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 the hood, and then check the
fuel level in the tank. Replenish if necessary. (See page 3-4 for filling instructions.)
3. Close the fuel tank filler cap securely.
EJU01961
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.
Place a drain pan under the water separator
to catch the draining water or use a dry cloth
to soak up any water that could spill into the
watercraft. If any water spills into the watercraft, be sure to wipe it up with a dry cloth.
Be sure to install the drain screw after draining the water separator.
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EJU01280
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.
EJU01969
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.
Be sure to connect the breather hose
to the battery. Fire or explosion could
result if the breather hose is damaged,
obstructed, or not connected properly.
@
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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EJU01145
Fire extinguisher
Check that there is a full fire extinguisher
on board. The fire extinguisher container 1
is on the hood under the steering pole.
To open the fire extinguisher container:
1. Grasp the tab 2, pull the band to the
rear, and then pull up.
2. Lift the container about 30 degrees from
the stored position.
3. Remove the cap to reach the fire extinguisher.
CAUTION:
@
Do not force the fire extinguisher container up more than 30 degrees from the
storage position, otherwise the container
or hood could be damaged.
@
To close the fire extinguisher container:
1. Reinstall the cap and tighten it securely
after inserting the fire extinguisher into
the container.
2. Reinstall the container on the hood and
secure it with the band.
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.
@
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Fire extinguisher:
Classification: B-1
Capacity: 2 lb or more
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EJU01834
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.
@
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.
EJU01281
Steering pole
Check for looseness in the steering pole.
Move it up and down to make sure operation
is smooth and unrestricted throughout the
whole range. Make sure the steering pole
does not have any side play.
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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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EJU18352
Switches
CAUTION:
@
Do not run the engine of the watercraft
for more than 15 seconds on land without supplying water, otherwise the
engine may overheat.
@
Check the start switch, the engine stop
switch, and the engine shut-off switch for
proper operation.
Push the start switch 1 to start the
engine. As soon as the engine starts running, push the engine stop switch 2 to verify that the engine stops immediately.
Restart the engine, and then pull the engine
shut-off cord 5 to remove the clip 4 from
the engine shut-off switch 3 to verify that
the engine stops immediately. (See pages
2-5 to 2-6 for information on proper operation of the start switch, the engine stop
switch, and the engine shut-off switch.)
EJU13201
Cooling water pilot outlet
Check that water comes out from the pilot
outlet while the engine is running and the
watercraft is in the water. (See page 2-7 for
more information.)
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EJU01283
Operation
WARNING
@
Before
operating
your
watercraft,
become familiar with all controls. Consult your Yamaha dealer about any controls or functions you do not fully
understand. Failure to understand how
controls work could cause an accident or
prevent you from avoiding an accident.
@
EJU01284
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 5 hours or 2 tankfuls of
operation, premix fuel and oil in a 25:1
ratio.
After break-in, premix fuel and oil in a
50:1 ratio for normal operation.
@
1. Launch the watercraft and start the
engine, and then board the watercraft.
2. Run the engine at the lowest possible
speed for 5 minutes.
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3. Gradually open the throttle lever 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 once more with a fuel-to-oil
ratio of 25:1, and 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.
@
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.
@
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3. Attach the clip 1 to the engine shut-off
switch 2. Also, attach the engine
shut-off 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.
@
@
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.
@
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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
EJU01147
Operating your watercraft
Learning to operate your
watercraft
EJU01146
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 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 1-7 to 1-13. 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 only. Never have more
than one person on the watercraft at any
time.
Before operating, 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 approved by the
appropriate authorities and 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 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. Operator 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
get to a standing or kneeling position
quickly. Keep both feet or knees on the
riding tray when the watercraft is in motion.
WARNING
@
●
●
Do not apply throttle when others are
at rear of watercraft—turn engine off or
keep engine at idle. Water and/or
debris exiting jet thrust nozzle can
cause severe injury.
Avoid forceful jet thrust and limited
visibility while reboarding. Get to
standing or kneeling position quickly,
but do not expose yourself to forceful
jet thrust.
@
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Starting the watercraft
WARNING
@
●
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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.
Take early action to avoid collisions.
Remember watercraft and other boats
do not have brakes. Do not release the
throttle lever when trying to steer away
from objects—you need throttle to
steer.
Practice deep-water starting near
shore before riding in deep water.
@
The watercraft is less stable when at a
standstill or at slow speed. It takes skill to
keep the watercraft upright when starting.
Even though it is easier to start in shallow
water, you must learn deep-water boarding
first. You will inevitably fall off, so be sure
you know how to get back on the watercraft
once you are away from shore.
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Boarding and starting in deep
water
1. Swim to the rear of the watercraft. Attach
the engine shut-off cord to your wrist.
Attach the clip to the engine shut-off
switch.
2. Grasp the handlebars with both hands.
Pull your body up onto the riding tray and
balance there, using your elbows on the
gunwales for leverage.
3. Start the engine and begin to accelerate.
4. Continue to pull your body up onto the
watercraft as the watercraft speed
increases.
5. Bring your knees up onto the riding tray
and change to a kneeling position as
soon as you can do so.
WARNING
@
Avoid forceful jet thrust and limited visibility while reboarding. Get to standing
or kneeling position quickly, but do not
expose yourself to forceful jet thrust.
@
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6. Move as far forward as possible without
interfering with the movement of the handlebars. Keep your body perpendicular
to the water, with your weight forward
and low.
7. Once the bow drops, and the watercraft
has leveled out in the water and reached
planing speed, back off the throttle lever
and select your desired speed.
NOTE:
● The watercraft will become easier to balance as the speed increases, because jet
thrust provides stability as well as directional control.
● It will take longer for a heavier operator to
reach planing speed than it will for a light
operator.
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Boarding and starting in shallow
water
Be sure to learn the deep-water starting
method before operating the watercraft in
water where it is too deep for you to stand.
Do not try to start the watercraft in water
less than 60 cm (2 ft) deep.
1. Launch the watercraft into water.
2. Attach the engine shut-off cord to your
wrist. Attach the clip to the engine
shut-off switch.
3. Grip the handlebars with both hands.
Place one knee on the riding tray and
balance there.
4. Start the engine and begin to accelerate.
5. Pull your other knee up onto the riding
tray as the watercraft speed increases.
6. Move as far forward as possible without
interfering with the movement of the handlebars. Keep your body perpendicular
to the water, with your weight forward
and low.
NOTE:
The watercraft will become easier to balance as the speed increases, because jet
thrust provides stability as well as directional
control.
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Operating positions
After you are underway, you may choose
to kneel or stand, depending upon watercraft speed, your skill level, and your preference. Here are some guidelines.
EJU01291
Kneeling
It is easier to maintain your balance when
kneeling than when standing. This position
is suggested when traveling at sub-planing
speeds. (At sub-planing speeds, there is a
wake, but the watercraft is moving through
the water rather than skimming on top of it.)
NOTE:
At very slow speeds, it may be necessary to
support your upper-body weight with your
elbows resting on the gunwales, trailing your
legs in the water.
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Standing
After you are comfortable handling the
watercraft from a kneeling position, try
standing as the watercraft gains speed. Stability increases when you are traveling at
planing speed. When you are moving slowly,
or preparing to stop, you will probably need
to return to the kneeling position to maintain
your balance.
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Capsized watercraft
If the watercraft capsizes, turn it over
immediately.
Be sure to carefully follow the procedures
below to prevent injury or damage to the
watercraft.
WARNING
@
IMPROPER UPRIGHTING CAN CAUSE
INJURY:
● Shut the engine off by pulling on the
engine shut-off cord to remove the clip
from the engine shut-off switch.
● Do not put your hands in the intake
grate.
@
CAUTION:
@
Be sure to remove the clip from the
engine shut-off switch to shut the engine
off, otherwise the engine can overheat,
which can result in severe engine damage.
@
1. Shut the engine off by removing the clip
from the engine shut-off switch.
2. Swim to the rear of the watercraft and
upright it by turning it clockwise only.
NOTE:
If the port (left) side of the capsized watercraft is tilting up, push down on the gunwale
so that the port (left) side is down before
turning the watercraft clockwise.
@
@
CAUTION:
@
Do not turn the watercraft over counterclockwise, otherwise water can leak into
the carburetor and engine, which can
result in severe damage.
@
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3. Start the engine and operate the watercraft to discharge any water remaining in
the engine compartment. (If the engine
does not start, see page 5-6, “Towing the
watercraft” or page 5-7, “Submerged
watercraft.”)
NOTE:
● To efficiently discharge water from the
engine compartment, operate the watercraft as straight as possible and above
planing speed for at least 2 minutes.
● To stabilize the watercraft when accelerating to planing speed, maintain a low center of gravity by operating it in the
kneeling position.
@
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Turning the watercraft
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 high thrust, so
the watercraft will turn more sharply.
B. Less throttle produces low thrust, so the
watercraft will turn more gradually.
C. Releasing the throttle lever 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 lever, 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.
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To maintain your balance, lean into a turn.
How much you lean depends on the tightness of the turn and your traveling speed. In
general, the higher the speed or the sharper
the turn, the more you lean.
WARNING
@
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.
@
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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
90 m (300 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
@
●
●
●
●
@
3-30
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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Beaching the watercraft
1. Make sure no obstructions, boats or
swimmers are near the beach. Release
the throttle lever about 90 m (300 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.
@
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Rough water operation
The force of landing after jumping can
cause a strong impact on both the watercraft
and the operator. 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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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, steering pole, handlebars, and jet unit with fresh water.
3. Remove the hood and check the engine
compartment for water. To drain excess
water, turn the watercraft on its port (left)
side. If necessary, turn the watercraft
upside down to drain water completely.
CAUTION:
@
●
●
●
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 onto its
side or inverting it, support the bow
and secure the steering pole, otherwise the steering pole and handlebars
could be bent or damaged.
@
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 page 4-1 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.
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CAUTION:
@
Do not run the engine at full throttle or
for more than 15 seconds on land, otherwise the engine may overheat and seize.
@
7. If the watercraft will be stored for a week
or more, lubricate internal engine components to help prevent corrosion. (See
page 4-3 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 damage could result.
@
9. Wipe the engine and engine compartment dry with a clean cloth (repeat
step 3, if necessary).
10. Wipe the hull, steering pole, handlebars,
and jet unit dry with a clean cloth.
11. Spray a rust inhibitor on metallic parts to
minimize corrosion.
12. Allow the engine compartment to air dry
completely before reinstalling the hood.
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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.
@
Transport this watercraft using the special
trailer that incorporates a hole into which the
pin 1 can be inserted and locked after
passing it through the rope hole 2.
After securing the bow with the pin,
secure the stern with ropes or tie downs 4
over the gunwale. Use a rubber shock
cord 3 to hold the steering pole.
CAUTION:
@
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●
@
3-34
Do not route ropes or tie downs over
the steering pole, as they may damage
it. Also, wrap the ropes or tie downs
with towels or rags where they touch
the body of the watercraft to avoid
scratching or damage.
Do not transport the watercraft with
steering pole up, or the steering pole
may be damaged during transportation.
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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 jet thrust nozzle
angle .....................................................4-12
Inspecting and adjusting the throttle
cable .....................................................4-12
Cleaning and adjusting the spark
plugs .....................................................4-13
Lubrication points .................................4-14
Adjusting the choke cable ....................4-16
Inspecting the battery ..........................4-17
Adjusting the carburetor ......................4-19
Replacing the fuse ...............................4-20
Adjusting the steering friction ..............4-20
Adjusting the jet thrust nozzle angle ...4-21
Specifications ........................................4-23
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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.
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Flushing the cooling system
Flushing the cooling system is essential
to prevent the cooling system from being
clogged with salt, sand, or dirt.
Use the Yamaha Watercraft Flush Kit on
the garden hose for best results.
See the instructions included with the
flush kit for proper installation.
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 of the watercraft
for more than 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. Insert the garden hose adapter 2 into
the flushing hose connector 1.
3. Connect the garden hose adapter to a
water tap using a hose.
NOTE:
The garden hose is not included and must
be purchased separately.
@
@
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
water passages by alternately squeezing
and releasing the throttle lever for 10 to
15 seconds.
7. Stop the engine.
8. Remove the garden hose adapter.
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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
page 4-14.
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Fuel system
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 with
the watercraft in a horizontal position.
● 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. If temporarily leaving the watercraft with a
full fuel tank, do not leave it in direct
sunlight. Leave it in a well-ventilated
area with the watercraft in a horizontal
position.
● 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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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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Battery
If the watercraft will not be used for more
than a month, disconnect the negative (–)
lead first, then the positive (+) lead and
breather hose, and then remove the battery
from the watercraft.
Clean the battery casing using fresh
water.
If the battery terminals are dirty or corroded, clean them with a wire brush.
Fully charge the battery, and then store it
in a cool, dark place.
Apply Yamaha marine grease or Yamaha
grease A to the battery terminals.
Check the battery at least every 2 months
and fully charge it if necessary.
WARNING
@
Be sure to connect the breather hose to
the battery. Fire or explosion could result
if the breather hose is damaged,
obstructed, or not connected properly.
@
CAUTION:
@
The battery may not be usable again if
you store it for a long period without
charging it. Charge the battery periodically.
@
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NOTE:
The condition of the battery can be known
by checking the specific gravity of the electrolyte. However, you can also know the condition of the battery by measuring the
voltage at both battery terminals. Charge
the battery if the voltage is less than
12 volts.
@
Specific gravity (for reference):
1.28 at 20 °C (68 °F)
It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer
check the specific gravity and to charge the
battery. If you maintain the battery yourself,
be sure to read and follow the instructions
provided with the battery tester and charger
you use.
@
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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 engine compartment seals,
with a vinyl protectant such as Yamaha
Protectant.
6. Do not use protectant on the riding tray,
because it will make it slippery.
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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.
@
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Owner’s/Operator’s Manual
and tool kit
It is advisable always to carry the
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual and tool kit with
you whenever you use the watercraft. For
your convenience, a storage pouch 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, the
owner, 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,
except that a torque wrench may also be
necessary to tighten nuts and bolts.
2
3
4
5
6
7
4-8
Tool bag
Open-end wrench
Pliers
14/21 mm box wrench
10/12 mm box wrench
Screwdriver
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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 EVERY
INITIAL
PAGE
10
50
100
100
200
hours hours hours hours hours
6
12
12
24
months months months months
ITEM
Spark plug
Lubrication points
Intermediate housing
Fuel system
Fuel filter
Fuel tank
Carburetor setting
Trolling speed
Carburetor throttle shaft
Cooling water passages
Bilge strainer
Impeller
Jet thrust nozzle angle
Steering pivot
Steering friction
Throttle cable
Choke cable
Battery
Rubber coupling
Engine mount
Nuts and bolts
Inspect, clean, adjust
Lubricate
Lubricate
Inspect
Inspect, clean, replace
Inspect, clean
Inspect, adjust
Inspect, adjust
Inspect
Flush
Clean
Inspect
Inspect, adjust
Inspect
Inspect, adjust
Inspect, adjust
Inspect, adjust
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
Inspect
3
*1: Grease quantity: 20.0–22.0 cm (0.68–0.74 oz)
*2: Grease quantity: 3.0–5.0 cm3 (0.10–0.17 oz)
*3: After every use
4-9
●
❍*1
●
●
●
●*2
❍
●
●
●*2
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
●
❍
❍
●
❍
❍
❍
●/❍
❍
●
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
●/❍
❍
●
❍
❍
❍
●*3
❍
●
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
4-13
4-14
4-16
4-10
4-11
4-11
4-19
4-19
—
4-1
—
—
4-12
—
4-20
4-12
4-16
4-17
—
—
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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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EJU01953
Fuel filter
This watercraft is equipped with a onepiece, disposable fuel filter 1. The fuel filter
should be replaced after the initial 10 hours
or first month of operation and every
200 hours or 24 months thereafter, 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.
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EJU01841
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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EJU01891
Inspecting the jet thrust nozzle
angle
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.
EJU01375
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:
7–10 mm (0.28–0.39 in)
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EJU20611
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: B7HS
Measure the spark plug gap a with a
wire thickness gauge. Replace the spark
plug or adjust the gap to specification if necessary.
Spark plug gap:
0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in)
To install the spark plug:
1. Clean the gasket surface.
2. Wipe any dirt from the threads of the
spark plug.
3. Install the spark plug, and then tighten it
to the specified torque.
Spark plug tightening torque:
25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
4. Install the spark plug cap.
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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 is securely installed.
● If a torque wrench is not available when
you are installing a new spark plug, a good
estimate of the correct torque is 1/4 turn to
1/2 turn past finger tight with the spark
plug wrench included in the tool kit. 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 an explosion or fire.
@
EJU13021
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
●
●
●
4-14
Throttle cable (carburetor end)
Choke cable (carburetor end)
Throttle cable (handlebar end)
Pull the throttle lever and remove the
seal 1. Spray a rust inhibitor into the
outer cable. Refit the seal securely.
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●
Steering cable ball joint (handlebar end)
Steering cable inner wire (handlebar end)
1. To access the steering cable and joint,
remove the handle cover by removing
the two bolts.
2. Grease the steering cable ball joints both
on the handlebar end of the cable and on
the jet thrust nozzle end.
3. Extend the steering cable inner wire, and
then apply a thin coat of grease to both
the handlebar end and the jet thrust nozzle end.
●
●
●
Steering cable ball joint (nozzle end)
Steering cable inner wire (nozzle end)
●
Steering handle pivot shaft
Lubrication of the steering handle pivot
shaft requires disassembly of steering
components. Have a Yamaha dealer lubricate it.
●
Steering nozzle pivot bolts (collars)
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●
Intermediate housing
Using a grease gun, fill the intermediate
housing with water-resistant grease
through the grease nipple.
Grease quantity:
Initial 10 hours or 1 month:
20.0–22.0 cm3 (0.67–0.74 oz)
Every 100 hours or 12 months:
3.0–5.0 cm3 (0.10–0.33 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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EJU01971
Inspecting the battery
Check the level of the battery electrolyte
and make sure that the negative and positive leads are securely tightened.
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.
Be sure to connect the breather hose
to the battery. Fire or explosion could
result if the breather hose is damaged,
obstructed, or not connected properly.
@
CAUTION:
@
●
●
@
4-17
Be careful not to place the battery on
its side.
Be sure to remove the battery from the
battery compartment when adding
electrolyte or charging the battery.
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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 could be shortened.
@
It is recommended to have a Yamaha
dealer charge the battery. If you charge the
battery yourself, carefully read the battery
charger instructions 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 are discharged vigorously
from the battery cells.
To connect the battery terminals:
1. Make sure that the connections are correct when you install 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.
@
EJU01304
Adjusting the steering friction
The amount of friction in the steering can
be adjusted to suit operator preference.
To adjust the friction:
1. Loosen the four screws, and then
remove the handlebar cover.
2. Turn the handlebars as far as possible to
starboard (right).
3. Loosen the locknut 2.
4. Tighten or loosen the adjusting nut 1
until the desired amount of friction is
reached.
5. Hold the adjusting nut with one wrench
while tightening the locknut with another
wrench.
Tightening torque:
29 N·m (2.9 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb)
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EJU01305
Adjusting the jet thrust nozzle
angle
The angle of the jet thrust nozzle can be
adjusted to suit operator preference.
1. Loosen the two screws, and then remove
the steering pole cover 1.
2. Select the desired nozzle angle a.
Changing the position of the handlebar
stopper and/or steering cable pivot bolt
changes the nozzle angle as shown in
the following chart.
a Nozzle angle
b Handle stopper and steering cable pivot bolt
position
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To change the position for the steering
cable pivot bolt:
1. Pull back the outer sleeve, and then disconnect the steering cable.
2. Remove the steering cable joint from the
steering cable pivot bolt.
3. Loosen the pivot bolt and install it with
the lock washer in the desired position
(P1 or P2). Make sure to tighten it to the
specified torque.
Tightening torque:
5.4 N·m (0.5 kgf·m, 3.9 ft·lb)
4. Install the steering cable joint on the
steering cable pivot bolt.
To change the handlebar stopper position:
1. Loosen the handle stopper nut 2 on the
operator’s side of the steering pole.
2. Lift and turn the handlebar stopper to the
desired position (S1 or S2), and then
tighten the handlebar stopper nut. Make
sure to tighten it to the specified torque.
Tightening torque:
31 N·m (3.1 kgf·m, 22.4 ft·lb)
3. Install the steering pole cover securely.
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EJU01359
Specifications
MODEL
ITEM
WATERCRAFT CAPACITY
Maximum people on board
DIMENSIONS
Length
Width
Height
Dry weight
PERFORMANCE
Maximum power output
Maximum fuel consumption
Cruising range at full throttle
Trolling speed
ENGINE
Engine type
Number of cylinders
Engine displacement
Bore & stroke
Compression ratio
Lubrication system
Cooling system
Starting system
Ignition system
Spark plug
Spark plug gap
Battery capacity
Charging system
DRIVE UNIT
Propulsion system
Jet pump type
Impeller rotation
Transmission
Jet thrust nozzle angle
FUEL AND OIL
Recommended fuel
Minimum octane rating
Unit
Number of people
mm (in)
mm (in)
mm (in)
kg (lb)
kW (PS) @ r/min
L/h (US gal/h, Imp gal/h)
hr.
r/min
cm3 (cu in)
mm (in)
mm (in)
V-AH
Degree
PON (*1)
RON (*2)
Recommended engine oil
Fuel mixing ratio (fuel to oil)
Fuel tank capacity
Total
Reserve
L (US gal, Imp gal)
L (US gal, Imp gal)
*1: Pump Octane Number
*2: Research Octane Number
4-23
SJ700
1
2,240 (88.2)
680 (26.8)
660 (26.0)
132 (291)
53.7 (73) @ 6,300
29 (7.7, 6.4)
0.6
1,250–1,350
2-stroke
2
701 (42.78)
81 × 68 (3.19 × 2.68)
7.2
Pre-mixed fuel
Water cooled
Electric starter
CDI
B7HS (NGK)
0.6–0.7 (0.024–0.028)
12-19
Flywheel magneto
Jet pump
Axial flow, single stage
Counterclockwise (viewed from rear)
Direct drive from engine
37, 41, 45, 49
Regular unleaded gasoline
86
90
YAMALUBE 2-W, or an equivalent NMMAcertified TC-W3 marine oil
50:1
18 (4.8, 4.0)
5.5 (1.45, 1.21)
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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.
EJU01367
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
Faulty
Starter motor turns over
Fuel cock
Turned to “OFF”
REMEDY
Install clip
Replace fuse and check
wiring
Recharge
Tighten as required
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Turn fuel cock knob 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 choke knob
its own
adjusting nut
5-1
PAGE
2-5
4-20
4-17
4-17
—
2-4
3-4
4-10
4-11
4-13
4-13
5-7
4-11
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TROUBLE
Engine runs irregularly or stalls
Fuel
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Empty
Stale or contaminated
Choke
Fuel filter
Fuel tank
Too much oil in fuel
mixing ratio
Knob is left pulled
Clogged or water
pooled
Water or dirt present
Spark plug
Fouled or defective
Incorrect heat range
Gap incorrect
Spark plug cap Loose
Cracked, torn or damaged
Electrical wir- Loose electrical coning
nections
Carburetor
Incorrect idle adjustment
Clogged
Watercraft slow or
loses power
Cavitation
Engine overheated
Fuel filter
Spark plug
Spark plug
caps
Fuel
Jet intake clogged
Impeller damaged or
worn
Jet intake clogged
Clogged
Fouled or defective
Incorrect heat range
Gap incorrect
Loose
Stale or contaminated
5-2
REMEDY
Refill as soon as possible
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Correct fuel-to-oil ratio
to 50:1
Push fully in
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Replace
Replace
Adjust
Connect properly
Replace
Tighten or connect
properly
Adjust idle
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Clean
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Clean
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Replace
Replace
Adjust
Connect properly
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
PAGE
3-4
4-10
3-3
2-6
4-11
4-11
4-13
4-13
4-13
4-13
4-13
—
4-19
4-19
5-3
5-3
5-3
4-11
4-13
4-13
4-13
4-13
4-10
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Emergency procedures
EJU11191
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,
return to shore 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
area, 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.
@
1. Turn the watercraft on its side as shown.
CAUTION:
@
●
●
●
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.
@
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.
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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.
@
EJU01844
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 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.
@
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EJU01882
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:
@
●
●
@
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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EJU01895
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 and supporting his body weight
on the riding tray. This will help keep the bow
of the watercraft out of the water.
CAUTION:
@
●
●
●
Tow the watercraft at 5 mph (8 km/h) or
less, otherwise water could enter the
engine through the exhaust passages
or through the air intake and flood the
engine compartment if it is towed too
fast.
Tow the watercraft using the rope
hole 1 only.
The bow must be kept up out of the
water during towing to prevent water
from entering the engine compartment.
@
WARNING
@
●
●
●
@
5-6
The watercraft should only be towed in
an emergency.
The towline 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 towline that is
three times the combined length of the
towing boat and the watercraft.
The operator of the towing boat must
keep speed to a minimum and avoid
traffic or obstacles which could be a
hazard to the operator 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!
In an emergency:
1. Beach the watercraft and remove the
hood. Turn the watercraft over far
enough to drain the water from the
engine compartment.
CAUTION:
@
Turning the watercraft on its side with the
hood removed could cause damage to
the steering pole. Use two people to provide enough support to make sure that
the steering pole is not damaged.
@
2. Turn the watercraft upright again.
3. Turn the fuel cock knob to “OFF.”
4. Remove the spark plugs and dry them
with a cloth.
5. Without reinstalling the spark plugs,
crank the engine until all water in the cylinders has been drained.
6. Install the spark plugs and the hood.
7. Turn the fuel cock knob to “ON.”
8. Launch the watercraft into the water, and
then run the engine for at least 10 minutes. If the engine does not start, repeat
steps 3–8.
9. Turn the engine off.
10. Turn the fuel cock knob to “OFF,” remove
the silencer cap, and then spray a rust
inhibitor such as Yamaha Stor-Rite
Engine Fogging Oil into the carburetor
while cranking the engine.
11. Have the watercraft inspected by a
Yamaha dealer as soon as possible.
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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, 36 months, or
(on four-stroke models) 48 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.
A special note:
If visiting your dealer is not convenient, contact Yamaha with your Primary ID number (your Owner’s
Manual shows you where to find this 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
1-(866)-YES-EXTD
(1-866-937-3983)
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Index
2-stroke engine oil................................... 3-2
A
Adjusting the carburetor ........................ 4-19
Adjusting the choke cable ..................... 4-16
Adjusting the jet thrust nozzle angle ..... 4-21
Adjusting the steering friction ................ 4-20
Adjusting the trolling speed ................... 4-19
Approval label of Emission control
certificate................................................. 1-2
B
Battery..............................................3-8, 4-5
Beaching the watercraft ........................ 3-31
Bilge ........................................................ 3-8
Boarding and starting in deep water ..... 3-22
Boarding and starting in shallow
water ..................................................... 3-24
C
Capsized watercraft .............................. 3-26
Choke knob ............................................. 2-6
Cleaning and adjusting the spark
plugs...................................................... 4-13
Cleaning the jet intake and impeller ........ 5-3
Cleaning the watercraft ........................... 4-6
Connecting the jumper cables................. 5-5
Cooling water pilot outlet................2-7, 3-12
Crossing ................................................ 1-15
Cruising limitations .................................. 1-8
E
Emergency procedures ........................... 5-3
Emission control information ................... 1-2
Engine break-in ..................................... 3-13
Engine compartment ............................... 3-6
Engine overheat warning system ............ 2-9
Engine serial number .............................. 1-1
Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)............... 3-11
Engine shut-off switch ............................. 2-5
Engine stop switch .................................. 2-5
Enjoy your watercraft responsibly ......... 1-19
F
Filling the fuel tank .................................. 3-4
Fire extinguisher......................................3-9
Fishing vessel right-of-way.................... 1-16
Flushing the cooling system .................... 4-1
Fuel and oil.............................................. 3-1
Fuel cock knob ........................................ 2-4
Fuel filter ............................................... 4-11
Fuel system ......................................3-7, 4-4
Fuel tank ............................................... 4-11
Fuel tank filler cap ................................... 2-4
G
Gasohol ................................................... 3-2
Gasoline .................................................. 3-1
Getting to know your watercraft ............ 3-19
Give-way vessel ....................................1-14
H
Hazard information ................................ 1-12
Hood........................................................ 2-3
Hull .......................................................... 3-6
Hull Identification Number (HIN).............. 1-1
I
Identification numbers ............................. 1-1
Important labels....................................... 1-3
Inspecting and adjusting the throttle
cable...................................................... 4-12
Inspecting the battery ............................ 4-17
Inspecting the fuel system..................... 4-10
Inspecting the jet thrust nozzle
angle ..................................................... 4-12
J
Jet unit................................................... 3-11
Jumping the battery................................. 5-4
K
Kneeling ................................................ 3-25
L
Label location .......................................... 1-3
Learning to operate your watercraft ...... 3-19
Leaving the watercraft ........................... 3-18
Limitations on who may operate
the watercraft .......................................... 1-7
Limited warranty ......................................6-1
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Location of main components ................. 2-1
Lubrication............................................... 4-3
Lubrication points .................................. 4-14
M
Maintenance and adjustments ................ 4-7
Manufactured date label.......................... 1-2
Meeting ................................................. 1-15
Mixing fuel and oil ................................... 3-3
N
Narrow channels and bends ................. 1-16
O
Operating positions ............................... 3-25
Operating your watercraft...................... 3-19
Operation .............................................. 3-13
Operation of controls and other
functions.................................................. 2-3
Operation requirements .......................... 1-9
Other labels............................................. 1-6
Other sources........................................ 1-18
Other special situations......................... 1-16
Overtaking............................................. 1-16
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual and
tool kit...................................................... 4-8
P
Periodic maintenance chart..................... 4-9
Post-operation checks........................... 3-32
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 ........ 1-16
Recommended equipment .................... 1-11
Replacing the fuse ................................ 4-20
Rough water operation.......................... 3-31
Rules of the Road ................................. 1-14
Rules when encountering vessels......... 1-15
S
Safety information ................................... 1-7
Sailing vessel right-of-way .................... 1-16
Specifications ........................................ 4-23
Standing ................................................ 3-25
Stand-on vessel ....................................1-14
Starting the engine ................................ 3-15
Starting the watercraft ........................... 3-21
Start switch.............................................. 2-6
Steering and sailing rules ......................1-14
Steering pole ..................................2-8, 3-10
Steering system .............................2-7, 3-10
Stopping the engine .............................. 3-18
Stopping the watercraft ......................... 3-30
Storage.................................................... 4-1
Storage pouch ....................................... 2-10
Submerged watercraft ............................. 5-7
Switches ................................................ 3-12
T
Throttle .................................................. 3-10
Throttle lever ........................................... 2-6
To get more boating safety
information ............................................ 1-18
Towing the watercraft .............................. 5-6
Transporting .......................................... 3-34
Troubleshooting ......................................5-1
Troubleshooting chart ............................. 5-1
Turning the watercraft ........................... 3-28
U
United States Coast Guard ................... 1-18
W
Warning labels ........................................ 1-4
Watercraft characteristics......................1-12
Watercraft Education and Training........1-18
Water separator ......................................3-7
Y
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE
(Y.E.S.).................................................... 6-3
6-5
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