Yamaha AR230 Owner`s manual

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CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION!
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
YAMAHA
LIT-CALIF-65-01
TO THE OWNER
Thank you for choosing a Yamaha Boat.
This Owner’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 boat,
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 Manual. Specifications are
subject to change without notice.
This manual should be considered a
permanent part of this boat and should
remain with it even if the boat is subsequently sold.
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
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 boat.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid
damage to the boat.
NOTE: A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer.
AR230/AR230 High Output (SRT1000B-E / SRT1100B-E)
SX230/SX230 High Output (SRT1000A-E/SRT1100-E[A-E])
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
© 2005 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
1st Edition, June 2005
All rights reserved. Any reprinting
or unauthorized use
without the written permission of
Yamaha Motor Corporation,
USA is expressly prohibited.
Printed in USA
LIT-18626-06-82
05-384
AR230/AR230 High Output
SX230/SX230 High Output
SAFETY INFORMATION
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FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
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OPERATION
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MAINTENANCE & CARE
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TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
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CONSUMER INFORMATION
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Chapter 1
SAFETY INFORMATION
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER RECORDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
Primary I.D. Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
Hull Identification Number (H.I.N.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
Engine Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
Star Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Emission Control Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
IMPORTANT LABELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Limitations On Who May Operate the Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Required Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-9
Additional Equipment Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-9
Cruising Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Operational Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11
Hazard Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Boat Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-12
Night Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-13
Water-skiing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
RULES OF THE ROAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15
Steering and Sailing Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15
Rules When Encountering Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Other Special Situations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-17
Reading Buoys and Other Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
TO GET MORE BOATING SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19
Boating Education and Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19
ENJOY YOUR BOAT RESPONSIBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-20
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SAFETY INFORMATION
IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER RECORDS
Record your Primary I.D., H.I.N., and
engine numbers in the spaces provided
to assist you in ordering spare parts
from your Yamaha Boat dealer. Also
record and keep these I.D. numbers in
a separate place in case your boat is
stolen.
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PRIMARY I.D. NUMBER
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The Primary I.D. number is stamped on
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engine compartment.
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HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
(H.I.N.)
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The H.I.N. 2 is stamped into the hull
on the right rear corner.
ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
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The Engine Serial Numbers are
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top of each engine’s oil tank.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
STAR LABELS
FOUR STARS SUPER ULTRA LOW EMISSION
The four-star label identifies engines
that meet the Air Resources Board’s
Sterndrive and Inboard marine engine
2009 exhaust emission standards.
Personal Watercraft and Outboard
marine engines may also comply with
these standards. Engines meeting
these standards have 90% lower emissions than One Star - Low Emission
engines.
This watercraft is labeled in California
with a California Air Resources Board
(CARB) star label 1. See below for a
desciption of your particular label.
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ONE STAR - LOW EMISSION
The one-star label identifies engines
that meet the Air Resources Board’s
2001 exhaust emission standards.
Engines meeting these standards have
75% lower emissions than conventional carbureted two-stroke engines.
These engines are equivalent to the
U.S. EPA’s 2006 standards for marine
engines.
TWO STARS - VERY LOW EMISSION
The two-star label identifies engines
that meet the Air Resources Board’s
2004 exhaust emission standards.
Engines meeting these standards have
20% lower emissions that One StarLow-Emission engines.
THREE STARS - ULTRA LOW EMISSION
The three-star label identifies engines
that meet the Air Resources Board’s
2008 exhaust emission standards.
Engines meeting these standards have
65% lower emissions than One StarLow-Emission engines.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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EMISSION CONTROL
INFORMATION
This engine family conforms to U.S.
EPA regulations for marine SI engines.
APPROVAL LABEL OF EMISSION
CONTROL CERTIFICATE
This label is attached to the electrical
box.
1 Emission control information
label
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
ENGINE FAMILY :
THIS ENGINE CONFORMS TO
FELs
U.S. EPA REGULATIONS FOR MARINE S1 ENGINES
g/low - hr
SPARK PLUG GAP (mm) :
TROLLING SPEED :
rpm
YAMAHA MOTOR CO., CO, LTD.
MANUFACTURED DATE LABEL
2 Manufactured date label
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YAMAHA
Manufactured:
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SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT LABELS
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AR230 MODEL SHOWN
SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING LABELS
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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AR230 MODEL ONLY
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OTHER LABELS
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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.
SAFETY
INFORMATION
The safe use and operation of this
boat is dependent upon the use of
proper operating techniques, as well
as upon the common sense, good
judgment, and expertise of the operator. Every operator should know
the following requirements before
operating the boat.
This boat is designed to carry the
operator, up to 9 passengers, and
cargo. Never exceed the maximum
load limit or allow more than 10 persons (or 9 persons if a water skier is
being pulled) to ride in the boat at
one time. Weight distribution affects
performance. Keep weight in the
boat low and evenly distributed from
side-to-side and front-to-back.
Remove any unnecessary cargo
and store it on shore.
Before operating the boat, read the
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, the
Operation Instruction Card, and all
warning and caution labels on the
boat. Also, watch the Basic
Orientation Video provided with your
boat. These materials should give
you an understanding of the boat
and its operation.
Never allow anyone to operate this
boat until they too have read the
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, the
Operation 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.
Maximum Load: 1800 lb. (816 kg)
Load is the total weight of cargo,
operator and passengers.
LIMITATIONS ON WHO MAY
OPERATE THE BOAT
Yamaha recommends a minimum
operator age of 16 years old.
Adults must supervise use by
minors.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
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ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT
RECOMMENDATIONS
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has
regulations which describe minimum
standards of safety. You must comply
with these regulations, which apply to
boats like your boat which are less than
26 feet long.
The following equipment can help
make your boating experience safer
and more enjoyable:
Mooring fenders and lines.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs):
Type I, II, or III as required for all
people on board (see “Operational
Requirements” for more information), plus at least one Type IV
(throwable type).
Anchor with suitable line (a
“Danforth” type anchor and line that
is at least 6-times the depth of the
water where you will drop anchor
are recommended).
Fire Extinguisher:
At least one B-1 type hand-held
portable fire extinguisher.
First Aid kit.
Manual-type bilge pump.
Waterproof flashlight with extra batteries.
Visual Distress Signals:
It is recommended that a USCGapproved pyrotechnic device be
stored on your boat. A mirror can
also be used as an emergency signal. Contact your Yamaha dealer or
the Coast Guard for more information.
Tool kit with assorted screwdrivers,
pliers, wrenches (including metric
sizes), and electrical tape.
Oar or paddle (look for one with a
boat hook on the other end).
Spare parts, such as an extra set of
spark plugs and fuses.
Sound Signalling Device:
Your boat is equipped with a horn
that can be used to signal other
boats. See “Rules of the Road” for
more information.
Navigation charts for the waters
where you will be boating.
Tow rope.
Navigation Lights:
Your boat is equipped with navigation lights for use between sunset
and sunrise, and during periods of
reduced visibility, such as fog. Be
sure these lights are working and
are turned on when necessary (see
page 2-14 and 3-9 for more information).
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SAFETY INFORMATION
CRUISING LIMITATIONS
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 from people, objects, and other watercraft.
risk of back/spinal injury (paralysis),
facial injuries, and broken legs,
ankles, and other bones. Do not
jump waves or wakes.
Do not operate the boat 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 bad weather. Take note of weather forecasts
and the prevailing weather conditions before setting out in your boat.
Never operate in water that is less
than 3 ft. (90 cm) deep, otherwise
you increase your chance of hitting
a submerged object, which could
result in injury.
Do not follow directly behind other
boats.
Do not go near others to spray or
splash them with water.
3 FT (90 CM)
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.
Operate within your limits and avoid
aggressive maneuvers to reduce
the risk of loss of control, ejection,
and collision.
This is a high-performance boat –
not a toy. Sharp turns or jumping
waves or wakes can increase the
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Leave a “float plan” with a responsible person on shore. Tell where you
plan to go and when you plan to
arrive, and provide a description of
your boat. Advise this person if your
plans change and also when you
arrive to prevent false alarms. A
sample float plan is included on
page 6-6.
SAFETY INFORMATION
OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
All riders must wear a Coast Guard
approved personal flotation device
(PFD).
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For reasons of safety and proper
care of the boat, always perform the
pre-operation checks listed on page
3-4 before operating.
Passengers must always sit in a
designated seating area, place feet
on the deck, and hold on to the hand
grips when the boat is in motion.
PFD
Eye protection is recommended to
keep wind, water, and glare from the
sun out of your eyes while you operate your boat. Restraining straps for
eyewear are made which are
designed to float should your eyewear fall into the water.
Footwear and gloves are recommended.
NEVER operate the boat after consuming alcohol or taking drugs.
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Always consult your doctor on
whether it is safe for you to ride in
this boat if you are pregnant or in
poor health.
Do not attempt to modify this boat!
Modifications to your boat may
reduce safety and reliability, and
render the boat unsafe or illegal to
use.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to the PFD and keep it free
from the steering wheel or other
controls so that the engine stops if
the operator accidentally leaves the
helm. Failure to attach the engine
shut-off cord could result in a runaway boat if the operator is ejected.
Maintain a safe distance from other
boats or watercraft, and also watch
for boats’ ski ropes or fishing lines.
Obey the “Rules of the Road” (see
page 1-15), and be sure to check
behind you before making a turn.
After operation, remove the engine
shut-off cord and the keys to avoid
accidental starting or unauthorized
use by children or others.
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 death within a short
time. Always operate the boat in an
open area.
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HAZARD INFORMATION
It is also important to have the
engines off when anyone is using
the extended swim step on models
equipped with one because of the
carbon monoxide in the exhaust
gases coming from underneath the
step.
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1 Engine Shut-Off Switch
2 Engine Shut-Off Cord with Clip
3 Cord connected to PFD
BOAT CHARACTERISTICS
Scan constantly 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 responsibility to
watch for other traffic; other boaters
may not be watching for you. If they
do not see you, or you maneuver
more quickly than they expect, you
risk a collision.
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Jet thrust turns the boat. Moving the
throttle levers completely back to
idle or the Neutral position 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 moving the throttle levers
back to idle, but once the engines
slow down, the boat will no longer
respond to steering wheel input until
you apply throttle again or you reach
a trolling speed. Practice turning in
SAFETY INFORMATION
an open area without obstructions
until you have a good feel for the
maneuver.
This Yamaha Boat is water-jet propelled. The pumps are directly connected to the engines. This means
that the jet thrust will produce some
movement whenever the engines
are running. The boat has a “neutral” position, but since the boat is
always producing thrust while the
engines are running, some forward
or reverse movement may occur.
Do not use the reverse function to
slow down or stop the boat as it
could cause you to lose control, be
ejected, or impact the steering
wheel or other parts of the boat.
This could increase the risk of serious injury. It could also damage the
shift mechanism.
Reverse can be used to slow down
or stop during slow speed maneuvering, such as when docking. Once
the engine is idling, shift to reverse
and gradually increase engine
speed. Make sure that there are no
obstacles or people behind you
before shifting into reverse.
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JET THRUST NOZZLES
INTAKE GRATE
Stop the engines and remove the
clip from the engine shut-off switch
before removing any debris or
weeds, which may have collected
around the jet intakes.
Never insert any object into the jet
thrust nozzle while the engine is
running. Severe injury or death
could result from coming in contact
with the rotating parts of the jet
pump.
NIGHT OPERATION
When using your boat before dawn
or after dusk, you must have both
bow and stern lights operating.
When at anchor in the dark, the
stern light must be lit. See page
2-14 for instructions.
Keep away from the intake grates
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.
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WATER-SKIING
You can use the boat to tow a water
skier, using the tow cleat provided.
It is the boat operator’s responsibility to
be alert to the safety of the water-skier
and others. Know and follow all state
and local water-skiing regulations in
effect for the waters in which you will be
operating.
The following are some important considerations for minimizing risks while
water-skiing.
The skier should wear an approved
PFD, preferably a brightly colored
one so boat operators can see the
skier.
apparel such as denim, but does not
include spandex or similar fabrics
like those used in bicycle shorts.
A second person should be on
board as a spotter to watch the
skier; in most states, it is required by
law. Let the skier direct the operator’s control of speed and direction
with hand signals. The port-side
seat swivels for a backward-facing
observer. Be sure the seat is locked
in place (pg. 2-16) before getting
underway.
When preparing to pull a skier, operate the boat at the slowest possible
speed until the boat is well away
from the skier and slack in the
towrope is taken up. Make sure that
the rope is not looped around anything.
After checking that the skier is ready
and that there is no traffic or other
obstacles, apply enough throttle to
raise the skier.
The skier should wear protective
clothing. Severe internal injuries can
occur if water is forced into body
cavities as a result of falling into the
water or while reboarding. Normal
swimwear does not adequately protect against forceful water entry into
rectum or vagina. The skier should
wear a wetsuit bottom or clothing
that provides equivalent protection.
Such clothing includes thick, tightly
woven, sturdy, and snug fitting
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Make smooth, wide turns. The boat
is capable of very sharp turns,
which could exceed the abilities of
the skier. Keep the skier at least
50m (164 ft), about twice the distance of a standard towrope, away
from any potential hazard.
Be alert to the hazard of the towrope
handle snapping back at the boat
when the skier falls or is unable to
get up on the skis.
SAFETY INFORMATION
RULES OF THE ROAD
Your Yamaha Boat is legally considered
a powerboat. Operation of the boat
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
boat. 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 boat.
STEERING AND SAILING RULES
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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
right-of-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-of-way. 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-of-way. 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.
Whenever two vessels on the water
meet one another, one vessel has the
right-of-way; 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 rightof-way, and what each vessel should
do.
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RULES WHEN ENCOUNTERING
VESSELS
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.
Meeting
If you are meeting another power vessel head on, and are close enough to
run the risk of collision, neither of you
has the right-of-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.
Overtaking: you are passing or being
passed by another vessel.
In the following illustration, your boat is
in the center. You should give the rightof-way 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.
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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
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.
GIVE-WAY
GIVE-WAY
VESSEL
VESSEL
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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 power-driven 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 horn. If another vessel is around
the bend, it too should sound the horn.
Even if no reply is heard, however, the
vessel should still proceed around the
bend with caution.
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.
Sailing Vessel Right-of-Way
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 rightof-way.
OTHER SPECIAL SITUATIONS
There are three other rules you should
be aware of when operating your boat
around other vessels.
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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.
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“7”
CH
AN
NE
L
SAFETY INFORMATION
C “1”
“6”
CH
AN
NE
L
RB “L”
or
RG “L”
N “2”
SE
CO
ND
AR
Y
1
“1” “3” “5” “7”
LIGHTED BUOY (Port Hand)
Odd number, increasing toward head
of navigation. Leave to port (left) proceeding
White Light
Green Light
OR
“5”
“4”
Old
New
“2” “4” “6”
LIGHTED BUOY (Starboard Hand)
Even number, increasing toward head
of navigation. Leave to starboard
(right) proceeding up-stream
“3”
“A”
White Light
Green Light
OR
“2”
Old
“1”
New
“A”
LIGHTED SAFE WATER BUOY
No number. Marks midchannel, pass
on either side. Letter has no lateral significance, used for identification and
location purposes.
Top Mark
White Light
Green Light
Proceeding toward head of
navigation from seaward
SECONDARY CHANNEL BUOYS
STARTS NEW NUMBERING SYSTEM
C “1”
CAN BUOY
Odd number. Leave to port.
OR
OR
Old
Old
New
New
RB “L”
RB “L”
LIGHTED PREFERRED
CHANNEL TO PORT BUOY
No number. Topmost band red preferred channel is to left of buoy.
Letter has no lateral significance,
used for identification and location
purposes.
Red or
Red
White Light
Light
N “2”
NUN BUOY
Even number. Leave to starboard.
OR
No change
Old
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New
SAFETY INFORMATION
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 port, 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.
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
boat in unfamiliar waters.
1
TO GET MORE BOATING
SAFETY INFORMATION
Be informed about boating safety.
Additional publications and information
can be obtained from many organizations, including the following.
United States Coast Guard
Consumer Affairs Staff (G-BC)
Office of Boating, Public, and
Consumer Affairs
US 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.
BOAT 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, NASBLAapproved courses.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
ENJOY YOUR BOAT
RESPONSIBLY
You share the areas you enjoy when
operating your boat 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 are boating, think of yourself as the guest of
those around you. Remember, for
example, that the sound of your boat
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, operate 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. And keep your surroundings pleasant for the people and wildlife
that share the waterways: don't litter!
When you go boating 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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Chapter 2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
LOCATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
OPERATION OF CONTROLS AND OTHER FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Tilt Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Engine Shut-Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Main Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Throttle/Shift Levers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Fuel Tank Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Overheat Warning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Swivel Seat Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Stereo System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Engine Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Front Walk-Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Rear Walk-Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Swim Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Wakeboard Tower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
2
LOCATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS
1
8
8
16
11
11
10
10
15
13
14
4
2
6
12
3
7
3
9
6
5
7
5
12
9
17
17
18
18
19
19
11 Air Filter Cases
Main Features:
12 Hood Supports
1 Fuel Tank
2 Battery
13 Engine Compartment Vent Outlets
3 Blower Motor
14 Engine Compartment Vent Inlets
15 Fuel Tank Compartment Air Ventilation
Port/Starboard Features:
16 Fuel Tank Compartment Drain Plug
4
Flush Attachments
5 Electrical Boxes
6 Oil Tanks
7 Oil Tank Cap/ Dipstick
8 Mufflers
9 Muffler Boxes
10 Spark Plugs/ Spark Plug Caps
17 Jet Pumps
18 Jet Thrust Nozzles
19 Reverse Gate
2-1
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
1
2
6
6
4
3
5
5
3
3
10
20
D
3
3
A
19
7
7
6
B
6
B
18
9
5
22
C
3
17
8
C
12
23
3
5
5
3
21
3
11
14
6
6
13
17
16
15
A
AR230 MODEL SHOWN
2-2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
LOCATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS:
1
Bow Light
2
Bow Eye
3
Storage Compartments
4
Bow Anchor Locker
5
Grab Handles
6
Cleats
7
Courtesy Lights
8
Fuel Pump Access Hatch
9
Throttle/Shift Levers
10
Ski Locker
11
Stern Light Storage
12
Stern Light Socket
13
Ski Tow Hook
14
Jet Pump Clean-out Access Panel
15
Pump Clean-out Interlock Switches
16
Rear Boarding Step
17
Accessory Pedestal Table Mounts
18
Tilt Adjustable Steering Wheel
19
Glove Box
20
Center Walk-Through Folding Windshield
21
Folding Walk-Through Transom Seat Back
22
Fire Extinguisher Holder
23
Wakeboard Tower (AR230 MODELS ONLY)
LOCATION OF STEREO COMPONENTS:
A Remote Control Keypad
B Speakers
C Speakers
D CD Player/Receiver
2-3
2
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
LOCATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS
S
4
2
1
9
3
2
3
E
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
4
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
10
60
7
8
9
10
11
2
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
8
PORT
5
STARBOARD
6
5
7
Control Features:
1
Speedometer
5
Ignition Switch Keys
2
Tachometer
6
Steering Wheel
Depth Sounder
7
Tilt Adjustment Lever
Fuel Gauge
8
Switches and Breakers
9
Compass (High Output Models)
3
4
6
4
5
3
8
7
1
2
3
4
6
Control Features:
1
Hull Drain
5 Ladder
2
Speedometer Pick-up
6 Trailer Strap Eyes
3
Steering Nozzle
7 Deck Drain
4
Reverse Gates
8 Depth Sounder Transponder
2-4
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
OPERATION OF
CONTROLS AND
OTHER FUNCTIONS
2
TILT LEVER
STEERING
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
10
60
4
3
2
1
5
6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
1
The tilt lever 1 is located under the
steering wheel and is used to adjust the
tilt of the steering wheel. There are
three positions.
To adjust the tilt, pull the lever up, and
then move the steering wheel up or
down to the desired position. The lever
will lock into place when the wheel is
moved into one of the three available
positions.
1 Steering wheel
Your boat can be steered by turning the
steering wheel the same direction you
wish to travel, to the right or left. When
the wheel is turned, the angle of the jet
(output) nozzles at the rear of the craft
is changed, and the change in direction
of the nozzles changes the direction of
the boat accordingly. Since the strength
of the jet thrust determines the speed
and direction of a turn, the throttle must
always be opened above idle when
attempting a turn, except at trolling
speed.
WARNING
Because boats steer from the stern
(rear), the stern of the boat swings out
in the opposite direction of your turn. If
you turn to the starboard (right), for
example, the stern of the boat will
swing to the left. Keep this in mind
when navigating near a person in the
water, such as a down skier, or an
obstacle, such as a dock.
2-5
•
Never touch the tilt lever during
operation, otherwise the steering
wheel could suddenly change
position, which may lead to an
accident.
•
Be sure the steering wheel is
locked in position after adjustment. If the steering wheel is not
locked in position, it may suddenly change position during operation, which may lead to an
accident.
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
WARNING
ENGINE SHUT-OFF SWITCH
Always attach the engine shut-off
cord to your personal flotation
device (PFD) BEFORE starting
the engines. Failure to attach the
cord could result in a runaway
boat if the operator is ejected.
Do not attach the cord to clothing
that could tear loose. Do not route
the cord in such a way that it
could become entangled, preventing it from functioning.
Avoid accidentally pulling the
cord during normal operation.
Once the engines have stopped
you have no steering control of
the boat which could result in an
accident. Also, without engine
power, the boat could slow rapidly from planing speed. This could
cause people and objects in the
boat to be thrown forward, which
could cause injury.
The clip on the end of the engine shutoff cord must be attached to the engine
shut-off switch for the engines to run.
The cord must be attached to a secure
place on the operator’s personal flotation device (PFD). Should the operator
fall overboard or leave the helm, the
cord will pull out the clip, stopping ignition to both engines. This will prevent
the boat from running away under
power.
2
1
3
➀ Engine shut-off switch
➁ Engine shut-off cord with clip
➂ Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
MAIN SWITCHES
There is a main switch for each engine.
The main switches control the ignition
and electrical circuits as follows:
2
1
2-6
1
Port (left) engine
2
Starboard (right) engine
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
OFF:
Ignition circuits are switched off. The
engine cannot be started but other
switches will operate. (The key can be
removed.)
ON:
Ignition circuits are switched on (The
key cannot be removed).
START:
The starter motor will turn to start the
engine. (When the key is released, it
returns automatically to “ON.”)
WARNING
Before starting the engine, check the
operation of each engine’s throttle/
shift lever. It should move smoothly
through the full range of operation.
Otherwise, there could be loss of
control and an accident.
A separate lever for each engine controls both throttle and shifting. In normal
operation, the levers are moved together. Moving the levers forward from
Neutral shifts into the Forward position
and then, as the lever is moved farther,
accelerates the engines for more thrust.
Moving the levers back from Neutral
shifts into the Reverse position and
then, as the lever is moved farther,
accelerates the engines for more thrust.
The lever must be moved about 35°
from Neutral before Forward or Reverse
engages and the engine starts to accelerate.
NOTE:
• The engine will not start when the
engine shut-off cord clip is removed
from the engine stop switch. The
starter motor will turn over without
the cord attached.
• The ignition switch will not operate
(the starter motor will not turn over)
if the battery switch in the battery
compartment is turned to the off
position. See page 4-3 for more
information.
WARNING
THROTTLE/SHIFT LEVERS
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY
RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING.
Check throttle, steering, and shift
lever for proper operation before
starting the engines.
Shift into neutral before starting
engines.
Make sure there are no people or
objects behind the boat before
starting or shifting into Reverse.
When operating in Reverse, go
slowly. Do not open the throttle
more than half. Otherwise, the
boat may become unstable,
which could result in loss of control and an accident.
3
4
1
2
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
2
Throttle/ Shift Lever, port (left) side
engine
Throttle/ Shift Lever, starboard (right)
side engine
Neutral
Forward
Reverse
Free Accelerator Button
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2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
Do not shift into Reverse while
traveling at planing speeds. Loss
of control, boat swamping, or
damage to the boat could occur.
NOTE: This boat is equipped with
“start-in-gear” protection. The engines
will not start unless the levers are in the
Neutral position.
Free Accelerator
This control is equipped with a “Free
Accelerator” button which will allow
engines to be accelerated with the jet
pump gates in the Neutral position.
Neutral
The jet pump gates are dropped down
part way over the jet nozzles. Some jet
thrust is to the rear and some jet thrust
is redirected forward. This balance of
thrust acts like “neutral” to keep the
boat from moving.
WARNING
The boat will start moving as if it
were in Forward or Reverse if engine
speed is increased above idle in
Neutral. Use the Free Accelerator
only if necessary and be prepared
for the possibility of boat movement.
The shift lever controls the direction of
travel.
The drive line on the boat is direct
drive, so jet thrust is always being produced while the engines are running.
The direction of the boat is controlled
by jet pump gates which direct the flow
of the jet thrust as follows:
WARNING
Leave the throttles in the idle position when Neutral is selected. The
boat will start moving as if it was in
Forward or Reverse if engine speed
is increased above idle in Neutral.
Forward
The jet pump gates are lifted all the
way up. All jet thrust is to the rear,
which moves the boat forward.
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FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
2
GAUGES
Reverse
The jet pump gates are dropped all the
way down over the jet nozzles. Jet thrust
is redirected toward the bow of the boat,
which moves the boat backward.
1. Speedometer
The speedometer 1 shows the boat
speed in miles per hour (mph).
S
E
1
4
3
5 6
RPM
x 1000
2
1
8
9
10
11
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
60
10
4
3
5 6
RPM
x 1000
2
1
7
8
9
10
11
2. Tachometers
The boat has two tachometers 2
which display engine rpm. The one
on the left is for the port engine. The
one on the right is for the starboard
engine. For cruising, adjust the
throttle levers so both engines are
running at the same rpm.
FUEL TANK FILLER CAP
To remove the fuel tank filler cap, turn it
counterclockwise.
1
S
2
4
3
2
1
1
7
5 6
RPM
x 1000
E
2
7
8
9
10
11
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
60
10
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
Fuel tank filler cap
Be sure to tighten the cap securely
before operating.
NOTE: Because of the mechanical
throttle linkage, the throttle levers may
not be exactly even with one another
when the engines are running at the
same rpm.
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2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
3. Fuel Level Gauge
The fuel level gauge 1 shows the
amount of fuel in the fuel tank. The
ignition switch must be in the “ON”
position to activate the gauge.
4. Depth Sounder
9
8
4
3
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
10
60
7
8
9
10
11
2
3
1
2
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
4
6
1
2
3
4
Always consider the distance you are
traveling and the amount of fuel you
have available. Be sure you have
enough fuel to reach your next fuel
stop. A good tip to remember is to use
a third of your fuel to get out, a third to
get back, and keep a third in reserve.
Low Fuel Warning Indicator – If the fuel
tank is too low to continue normal operation much longer, this warning light
will come on. Refill the fuel tank as
soon as possible (see “Filling the Fuel
Tank,” page 3-2).
2
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
60
10
1
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
5
6
7
8
9
5
Warning LED
Shallow Alarm Indicator
Deep Alarm Indicator
Units of Measure
Up Key
Down Key
Display
Depth Readout
Alarm Indicator
The Depth Sounder continually monitors and displays a reading of water
depths from 2.5 to 200 feet (0.8 to 61
meters). The instrument calculates the
depth by emitting sound signals and
measuring how long it takes for the
sound to “echo” off the bottom. In addition, the gauge can be set for each use
to give an alarm when a specified shallow-water or deep-water depth is
reached.
WARNING
•
2-10
The depth sounder should not be
used as a navigational aid to prevent grounding, boat damage, or
personal injury. Always operate
the boat at slow speeds in unfa-
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
•
miliar water, or if you suspect
shallow water or submerged
objects, as water depth may
change too quickly to allow time
for you to react.
Extremely dirty water, very soft
bottom, high speeds, deep water,
or a combination of the above
may result in incomplete or inaccurate readings.
Setting the Measurement Unit
The depth readout and alarm functions
can be set to Feet (FT) or Meters (M).
The default unit is Feet. If Meter depth
readings are preferred, this must be set
for each use.
1) Press the “UP” and “DOWN” keys at
the same time.
2
Setting the Shallow Alarm
The Shallow Alarm function can be set
for depths ranging from 3 to 199 feet (1
to 60.3 meters). When the depth is less
than the chosen setting, the alarm is
triggered. The alarm sounds an audible
“alarm” for 10 seconds while flashing
the Warning LED, as well as the Alarm
indicator and Shallow Alarm indicator
on the display.
After 10 seconds the audible alarm
mutes, but the Warning LED and the
indicators continue to blink until the
depth increases, or the alarm is reset.
NOTE: Set the Shallow Alarm function
each time you wish to use it. The gauge
does not retain the setting after the
main switch is turned off.
2) To set the units to feet press the
“UP” key. “FT” will flash on the display.
3) To set the units to meters press the
“DOWN” key. “M” will flash on the
display.
4) The display automatically returns to
the normal mode after 5 seconds.
NOTE: Extremely dirty water, very soft
bottom, high speeds, deep water, or a
combination of the above may result in
incomplete or inaccurate readings.
Under these conditions variable readings or “- - -” will be displayed.
1) Press the “UP” key located on the
front of the display. The current
alarm setting will be displayed on
the display. “000” is the default setting (no alarm function).
2) Press the “UP” key again within 5
seconds to increase the selected
value (more water depth before
alarm). Press the “DOWN” key to
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2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
reduce the value. Press and release
either key to change the value in 1foot increments. Press and hold the
key to change the value in 9-foot
increments per second.
3) After your selection is made, the
display will return to normal operation after 5 seconds.
4) The Alarm indicator and Shallow
Alarm indicator will now be present.
Setting the Deep Alarm
The Deep Alarm function can be set for
depths ranging from 3 to 199 feet (1 to
60.3 meters). When the depth is more
than the chosen setting, the alarm is
triggered. The alarm sounds an audible
“alarm” for 10 seconds while flashing
the Warning LED, as well as the Alarm
indicator and the Deep Alarm Indicator
on the display.
2) Press the “UP” key within 5 seconds
to increase the selected value
(more water depth). Press the
“DOWN” key to reduce the value.
Press and release either key to
change the value in 1-foot increments. Press and hold the key to
change the value in 9-foot increments per second.
3) After your selection is made, the
unit will return to normal operation
after 5 seconds.
4) The Alarm indicator and Deep
Alarm indicator will now be present.
5. Compass
The compass shows your direction
of travel.
S
4
After 10 seconds the audible alarm
mutes and the Warning LED and the
indicators continue to blink until the
depth decreases, or the alarm is reset.
NOTE: Set the Deep Alarm function
each time you wish to use it. The gauge
does not retain the setting after the
main switch is turned off.
1) Press the “DOWN” key located on
the front of the display. The current
alarm setting will be displayed on
the display. “000” is the default setting (no alarm function).
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
E
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
60
10
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
6. Warning Indicators
There are three warning indicators
in each tachometer to alert you
about certain conditions on your
boat. These warnings correspond to
the engine monitored by the
tachometer.
Check Engine – If a sensor malfunction or a short circuit is detected, the warning indicator will come
on. If this occurs, reduce engine
speed and return to shore. Have a
Yamaha dealer check the engine
and circuits.
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FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
Engine Overheat – This model is
equipped with an engine overheat
warning system. See the following
section for an explanation.
Oil Pressure – If oil pressure does
not rise to specification, the oil pressure warning indicator comes on. At
the same time, engine speed reduction control is activated, limiting
maximum speed to 3000 rpm. If this
occurs, reduce engine speed and
return to shore. Have a Yamaha
dealer check the engine oil pressure.
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
10
60
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
2
1
NOTE: If water cooling passages on
the engines are dry, it will take about 20
seconds for water to reach the pilot outlets after starting.
7
8
9
10
11
NOTE: All three warning indicators
blink when the No-Wake Mode system
is engaged (see page 2-15).
OVERHEAT WARNING SYSTEM
The engine has an overheat warning
device. If either engine starts to overheat, the engine speed of the affected
engine will be limited to 3000 rpm.
Each engine is equipped with coolingwater pilot outlets 1 on the starboard
side of the hull. Check that water
comes out of the outlet while the
engine is running, particularly while
applying throttle. If you do not see any
water at the outlet, cooling water may
not be circulating in the engine.
If water
may be
Refer to
cedures
mation.
is not circulating, something
clogging the jet intake grate.
the Jet Pump Clean-Out proon page 5-5 for further infor-
CAUTION:
If the cause of overheating cannot
be found and corrected, take special
precautions to avoid major engine
damage while you return to shore.
SINGLE ENGINE OVERHEATING —
Shut off the overheating engine and
use the properly running engine to
return to shore. Operate at “nowake” speed to prevent water from
flooding the non-operating engine
through the cooling water intake.
2-13
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
See page 2-15 for “No Wake Mode”
system operation.
BOTH ENGINES OVERHEATING —
If getting a tow from another vessel
is not possible, operate both
engines just slightly above idle
while you return to shore. If you can
be towed, refer to “Towing the boat”
on page 5-3.
SWITCHES
1
Blower
Press this switch to turn on the blower
to ventilate the engine compartment.
See page 3-9 for more information.
Bilge Pump
Press this switch to activate the bilge
pump. See page 3-8.
Stereo
This is the master control for the stereo
system. Press this switch to allow CD
or radio operation.
Courtesy Lights
This switch turns on the lights 7 located in the recess on each side of the
gunwale.
7
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
NO WAKE MODE
FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSULT OWNERS MANUAL
BILGE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
STEREO CTSY. LT. LIGHTS
HORN
Blower
Bilge Pump
Stereo
Courtesy Lights
Lights
Horn
No-Wake Mode (Port)
No-Wake Mode (Starboard)
Lights
This toggle switch controls the required
on-board lighting. Press the top of the
switch to turn on both the bow light and
stern light for night running. Press the
bottom of the switch to operate the
stern light alone when anchored at
night. Put the switch in the middle position to turn off all lights (see page 3-9).
Horn
Pressing this switch activates the horn.
The horn can be used to signal other
boats as required by the “Rules of the
Road” (see page 1-15).
2-14
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
2
NOTE: The helm switches will not work
if the battery switch in the battery compartment is turned to the off position.
See page 4-3 for more information.
NOTE: Although each engine is controlled separately, always put both
engines in No-Wake Mode for proper
operation.
No Wake Mode
The No-Wake Mode System is useful
for operating the boat at a steady
speed with a minimal wake. This is
especially convienient when traveling in
harbors, channels, or other areas posted with low speed limits as “no-wake
zones.”
To cancel the No-Wake Mode, do any
of the following:
No-Wake Mode can be engaged when
the throttles are at idle speed in
Forward, Neutral, or Reverse. Engine
speed will be set at 2400 rpm for convenient, no-wake maneuvering.
To set No-Wake Mode:
Press both gray No-Wake Mode buttons simultaneously until the three
symbols in each tachometer start blinking.
Press both No-Wake Mode buttons
again.
Move the accelerator levers to a faster
engine speed.
Shut off the engines with the key or by
using the engine stop switch lanyard.
WARNING
Once the engines have stopped, you
have NO STEERING CONTROL over
the boat. You could collide with
another boat, a dock, or other obstacle.
Accessory Outlet
There is a 12VDC outlet with resettable
circuit breaker located in the portside
console storage compartment.
NO WAKE MODE
FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSULT OWNERS MANUAL
BILGE
STEREO CTSY. LT. LIGHTS
HORN
12 VDC
BREAKER
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
10
60
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
Switch Circuit Breakers
The electrical circuit for each switch is
protected by a circuit breaker. If the button below a switch pops out, push it
back in with your finger. If it pops out
again, ask your Yamaha dealer to
inspect the electrical system.
2-15
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
NO WAKE MODE
FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSULT OWNERS MANUAL
BILGE
STEREO CTSY. LT. LIGHTS
HORN
2
3
1
NOTE: There is also an accessory fuse
at the battery (see page 4-16).
SWIVEL SEAT OPERATION
The driver’s and mid-ship passenger’s
seats are two-way adjustable.
To move the seat forward or back, pull
up on the lever 1 located under the
front of the seat. Move the seat to the
desired position, then release the lever.
To rotate the seat, first move the seat to
its fully forward position. Then, pull up
on the lever 2 located under the side
of the seat. Release the lever once you
begin to pivot. The seat will pivot freely
up to 180°, and will automatically lock
into the fully front-facing or rear-facing
position. Use the rear-facing position of
the passenger seat for an observer
when someone is water-skiing behind
the boat. There is also a friction lever 3
to adjust how easily the seat rotates.
The driver must always be locked into
the full front-facing position and the
passenger must be locked into either
the full front-facing or, if observing a
water-skier, the full rear-facing position
before getting underway.
2-16
STEREO SYSTEM
A stereo CD player/receiver is standard. The system consists of the CD
player/receiver, four speakers, and
remote control keypads, at the helm
and stern. Refer to the stereo system
owner’s manual included with your
boat.
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
2
ENGINE HOOD
STORAGE COMPARTMENTS
There are two hood latches located
under the front of the rear seat. To open
the engine hood, lift both latch hooks
upward and lift the hood. The hood is
supported by gas-filled struts.
Your boat has convenient on-board
storage areas.
Bow Anchor Storage
Hood Latches and Struts
Under Front Seats
Pull up the seat cushions to access
the storage compartments.
Ski Locker
2-17
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
Glove Box
Under Rear Side Seats
Pull up the seat cushions to access
the storage compartments.
Port-Side Console
Starboard Side Rear Compartment
Port Gunwale Battery Compartment
Driver’s Side Console
WARNING
Do not carry any flammable substances in the battery compartment
or any heavy or metal items that can
damage the battery or cause a short
circuit. Sparks or fire could result.
2-18
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
FRONT WALK-THROUGH
2
Windshield
If desired, the Walk-Through to the bow
of the boat can be closed.
Doorway
1
2
Unlatch the folding door from the port
side console by pulling the rubber latch.
Unfold the door and guide the edge of
it into the channel on the driver’s side
helm console. To hold the door in place,
hook the rubber latch to the metal tab
on the front side of the door.
2
Unsnap the retaining strap 1 from the
windshield and pivot it into place.
Rotate the two latches 2 to keep the
windshield secured. When the windshield is open, be sure to secure it with
the retaining strap to keep it from moving while underway or trailering.
WARNING
To avoid injury, window must be
secured when vessel is in motion.
To open the doorway, pull the rubber
latch to release the folding door. Fold
the door into the storage opening, then
secure it with the rubber latch.
2-19
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
REAR WALK-THROUGH
For easy access from the cabin area to
the stern patio area and swim platform,
open the Rear Walk-Though. Lift out
and stow the center rear seat cushion.
Fold the back of the seat down to open
the walk-through.
To close the Rear Walk-Through, lift
the back of the seat to the upright position. Press the center seat cushion
firmly into place.
WAKEBOARD TOWER
(AR230 MODELS)
The Wakeboard Tower is provided as
an elevated tow point suitable for wakeboards and similar towable recreational equipment. The center pylon can be
used to attach a standard ski rope or
other tow rope.
SWIM PLATFORM
The swim platform area provides a
place to stand or sit while putting on
skis or a wakeboard, and includes a
ladder to make boarding from the water
easier. To use the ladder, pull it out
from underneath the swim platform
until it can drop down. Before operating
the boat, return the ladder to its storage position.
WARNING
Stay away from the swim platform
area while the engines are running.
Exhaust gases coming from underneath it contain carbon monoxide, a
colorless, odorless gas which may
cause brain damage or death when
inhaled. Symptoms include nausea,
dizziness, and drowsiness.
WARNING
Severe injury or death can result if
you ignore any of the following:
Maximum towing capacity:
1 Person, 250 lb. (113 kg) max.
Make sure tow rope is securely
fastened to the tow pylon on the
tower.
Stay clear of the tow rope while
pulling a wakeboard rider or
skier.
Do not climb, hang, or sit on the
wakeboard tower.
CAUTION:
Do not modify the tower to tow from
any other point or to carry any
accessories or equipment not
approved by Yamaha. The tower
could be damaged.
2-20
Chapter 3
OPERATION
FUEL AND OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
GASOLINE AND ENGINE OIL FILLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Filling the Gasoline Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Engine Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Check List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Check Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stopping the Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Break-In Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-13
3-13
3-15
3-16
DRIVING YOUR BOAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Getting to Know Your Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Learning to Operate Your Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Turning the Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-18
Boating with Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Boarding from the Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Boarding from a Dock or Landing Jetty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Docking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Leaving a Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Beaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Anchoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Crossing Wakes and Swells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
POST-OPERATION CHECKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
TRAILERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailering Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing Your Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Launching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-27
3-27
3-27
3-28
3-29
3-29
3-30
OPERATION
FUEL AND OIL
3
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.
GASOLINE
Use regular unleaded 87 octane (R+M
÷ 2) gasoline.
WARNING
CAUTION:
GASOLINE AND ITS VAPORS ARE
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE!
Use only fresh gasoline that has
been stored in clean containers.
Do not smoke when refueling,
and keep away from sparks,
flames, or other sources of ignition.
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.
Stop engines and turn ignition
keys to Off before refueling.
Refuel in a well-ventilated area. If
the boat is in the water, be sure it
is securely moored to the fueling
dock. All passengers must be out
of the boat during refueling.
Ring Free Fuel Additive
Gasoline is a precise blend of many different substances, each chosen to give
certain characteristics. Gasoline blends
have been changing in recent years in
response to concerns about pollution
and resulting emissions regulations.
One of the most obvious changes has
been the elimination of lead from fuels.
Take care not to spill gasoline. If
gasoline spills, wipe it up immediately with dry rags. Always
properly dispose of gasolinesoaked 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.
As gasoline has changed, the amount
of additives such as aromatics and oxygenates has increased. These additives are important for the engines in
passenger cars, but they can have
detrimental effects in marine engines.
Tighten the filler cap securely
after refueling.
If you should swallow some
gasoline, inhale a lot of gasoline
vapor, or get gasoline in your
3-1
3
OPERATION
Stop filling when the fuel just becomes
visible in the bottom of the filler tube.
Do not “top off” the tank, because
gasoline could spill out. Be sure to
tighten the cap securely.
While many additives available may
reduce deposits, Yamaha recommends
the use of Ring Free Fuel Additive,
available from your Yamaha dealer.
Ring Free has repeatedly proven its
ability to clean combustion deposits
from inside the engine, notably in the
critical piston-ring-land area, and fuel
system components. Follow product
labeling for use instructions.
CAUTION:
Be careful when refueling. Avoid
getting water or other contaminants
in the fuel tank. Contaminated fuel
can cause poor running or engine
damage.
ENGINE OIL
Recommended oil: YAMALUBE 4-M
FC-W®. If YAMALUBE 4-M FC-W® is
not available, another 10W-30, 4-cycle
engine oil with an API rating of SE, SF,
SG, SH, or SJ.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 US gal. (189 lit)
ENGINE OIL LEVEL
Check the oil level in both engines
before each use. Check the oil on each
engine when cold to be sure there is
enough oil to run the engine.
GASOLINE
AND ENGINE OIL
FILLING
CAUTION:
Be sure the engine has enough oil
but do not overfill. If there is too little oil, the engine can be damaged. If
there is too much oil, the air filter
can become saturated with oil, permanently damaging the filter and
reducing engine performance.
Follow the checking procedure carefully.
FILLING THE GASOLINE TANK
Open the fuel tank filler cap, and slowly add fuel to the fuel tank. Be careful
not to spill fuel or overfill the tank.
NOTE:
• Each engine has an oil-tank system.
It is normal for the oil level to vary
depending upon whether the engine
is cold or at operating temperature.
•
3-2
Adding 1 US qt. (0.95 l) of oil will
raise the oil level on the dipstick by
approximately 2.2 in. (56 mm).
OPERATION
To check oil, be sure the boat is level,
either in the water or on the trailer.
Open the engine compartment by
pulling up on the two latches located
under the front of the rear seat.
1
3
“L” mark. Adding more oil could
result in an overfilled engine once it
warms up.
4) Repeat for the other engine.
Warm Engine Check
1
1) Be sure the engine is warmed to
operating temperature.
NOTE: The engines are at the proper
operating temperature after they have
been run for 5 minutes or more at 7000
rpm or above and then at a trolling
speed for 2 to 3 minutes. If the boat is
on the trailer, run the engine with the
flush attachment at an idle speed for 6
to 8 minutes, or at least 13 minutes if
air temperature is 59° F (15°C) or colder.
3
2) Remove the oil tank filler cap 1,
wipe the dipstick with a clean rag,
and then screw the cap on securely.
Remove the cap again and check
the oil level.
3) The oil level should be between the
minimum and maximum level
marks. If the level is below the “L”
mark 2, then add only enough oil to
raise the level above the “L” mark
but never above the “F” mark 3.
Cold Engine Check
1) Remove the oil tank filler cap 1,
wipe the dipstick with a clean rag,
and then screw the cap on securely.
Remove the cap again and check
the oil level.
4) Repeat for the other engine.
CAUTION:
2) If the level is at least at the minimum
level “L” mark 2 on the dipstick, but
less than the “F” mark 3, the
engine can be operated.
If the level is above the “F” mark, the
engine is overfilled. Consult a
Yamaha dealer to have oil extracted
from the engine to avoid damage.
3) If oil must be added, add just
enough oil to raise the level to the
3-3
3
OPERATION
PRE-OPERATION
CHECKS
WARNING
If any item in the Pre-Operation
check is not working properly, have
it inspected and repaired before
operating the boat. Otherwise an
accident could occur.
CHECK LIST
Before Operating this boat, perform the
following checks:
ITEM
PAGE
REF.
CHECK
BEFORE LAUNCH OR OPERATION:
STEERING
Check for proper steering operation.
3-5
THROTTLE
Check for proper throttle operation.
3-5
SHIFTING
Check for proper shift operation.
3-5
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Check readiness of the extinguisher.
3-6
HULL
Check the hull for damage or cracks
before launching.
ACCESS PORT CAPS
Check for proper installation.
3-6
JET (WATER)
INTAKES
Check that no debris is in the intakes
before launching.
3-7
FUEL SYSTEM
Check fuel system for leaks.
FUEL AND ENGINE
OIL LEVELS
Check fuel and oil level; add as necessary.
3-7
BATTERY
Check battery condition, mounting, and connection.
3-7
DRAINAGE SYSTEM
Check, and remove all water and fuel residue
before launching. Be sure drain plugs are tightened.
3-7
ENGINE
COMPARTMENT
Operate the blower for at least 4 minutes.
Open engine hood and check to be sure no
gasoline vapors are present.
3-9
ENGINE HOOD
Check that hood latch is secure.
2-17
LIGHTS AND HORN
Check lights to be sure they operate.
Press horn button to be sure it operates.
3-90
3-10
BIMINI TOP
Check that the top is secure.
3-11
SWITCHES
Check operation of the ignition start switches
and engine stop switch lanyard.
3-10
COOLING WATER
Check that water comes out while the
3-10
3-7, 4-10
AFTER LAUNCH
NOTE: Steering and Shifting Pre-Operation Checks will require two persons, one person to operate
controls and one person to observe proper operation at the stern.
3-4
OPERATION
3
Throttle/Shifters
NOTE: Pre-operation checks should be
made each time the boat is used. This
procedure can be accomplished thoroughly in a short time. The added safety and reliability the checks assure is
worth the time involved.
CHECK POINTS
Steering
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
60
10
4
3
2
1
5
6
RPM
x 1000
Move the control levers several times
through their full range of motion.
Operation should be smooth over the
complete range of motion and the
levers should return to Neutral without
hesitation.
7
8
9
10
11
Make sure the wheel is not loose.
There should not be any free play,
either in-and-out or in rotation. Turn the
steering wheel full-right and full-left to
make sure operation is smooth and
unrestricted throughout the whole
range.
Make sure both jet nozzles change
directions as the steering wheel is
turned. The jet nozzles should point to
starboard (right) when the wheel is
turned right. The jet nozzles should
point to port (left) when the wheel is
turned left. There should not be free
play between the steering wheel and
the jet nozzles.
Before launching, make sure both jet
pump gates drop down over the jet
nozzles to their stopper positions when
the control levers are moved to the
Reverse position. Also be sure both jet
pump gates return to the full-up stopper position when the levers are moved
to the Forward position.
3-5
3
OPERATION
WARNING
Always carry a fire extinguisher on
board.
This boat is an inboard boat less than
26’ long. A boat of this type MUST
carry a fire extinguisher of a B-1 classification, with a capacity of two pounds
or more, when navigating in waters
controlled by the U.S. Coast Guard. In
addition, most state and local boating
laws also require that the craft carry a
USCG-approved fire extinguisher
whenever the boat is operated.
Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher is not standard
equipment with this boat. If you do not
have one, contact your local Yamaha
Boat dealer or a fire extinguisher dealer to obtain one meeting the proper
specifications.
Access Port Caps
Lift the hatch on the rear platform. Pull
up forcefully on the T-handle of each
cap. If the cap will move, it is not
installed properly. Refer to “Jet Pump
Clean-Out Procedure” on page 5-5 for
proper installation instructions.
Make sure the fire extinguisher is
aboard and full. See the instructions
supplied by the fire extinguisher manufacturer to determine proper indication
of condition.
The fire extinguisher canister is located
inside the driver-side console storage
compartment. Open the windshield
cover, and then unscrew the canister to
reach the fire extinguisher.
PUSH
LOCK
PUSH
LOCK
PUSH
UNLOCK
PUSH
UNLOCK
3-6
OPERATION
Jet Intakes
3
Fuel System
Refer to page 4-10, “FUEL SYSTEM
INSPECTION,” for correct procedure.
1
Fuel and Engine Oil Levels
1) Turn the right switch key to ON. Wait
for the fuel gauge needle to stop
moving, then note the fuel level. Add
fuel if necessary.
2
1
2
NOTE: The fuel level is most accurate
when the boat is sitting level on the
trailer or in the water.
Jet Thurst Intakes
Intake Grates
Before launching the boat, carefully
check the jet intakes under the boat for
weeds, debris, or anything else that
might restrict the intake of water. If the
intakes are clogged, cavitation could
occur, reducing jet thrust, and possibly
damaging jet pump parts. In some
cases, the engine may overheat
because of a lack of cooling water, and
damage could result. Engine cooling
water is fed to the engine by the jet
pumps (see page 3-10).
2) Open the engine hatch, then check
oil level in the engines. Add as necessary (see page 3-3).
Battery
Check the battery condition and the
battery electrolyte level. Make sure
connections are tight and that battery
is properly secured.
WARNING
Refer to Jet Pump Clean-Out procedures on page 5-5 before attempting to
remove weeds or debris from the jet
intake or impeller areas.
The battery must always be fully
charged and in good condition.
Loss of battery power may leave you
stranded. Never operate the boat if
the battery does not have sufficient
power to start the engine or if it
shows any other signs of decreased
power.
WARNING
Rotating parts could cause severe
injury or death. Before attempting to
remove weeds or debris from the jet
intake or impeller areas; shut off the
engines, remove ignition key, then
remove the engine shut-off switch
cord from the shut-off switch.
Drainage System
Self-Bailing Deck—
Most water which enters the deck area
bails automatically out the stern
through the large drain hole in the
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3
OPERATION
deck. A one-way check valve in the
drain prevents water from traveling
back to the deck during mooring or
while moving in reverse.
A drain plug is located at the center of
the stern to allow more complete draining when the boat is removed from the
water.
Engine Compartment and
Fuel Compartment Drain Plug –
Bilge Pump –
3
1
Your boat is equipped with a drainage
system that channels water that enters
the boat from the storage compartments to the bilge under the engine
compartment. When the bilge pump is
turned on (see page 2-14), the pump
will sense when there is excessive
water in the bilge and will automatically
drain most of it through the outlet 1.
For normal operation, turn the bilge
pump switch on during boat use and
turn it off when leaving the boat.
Water will not normally enter the engine
compartment or fuel compartment
areas during operation. If it does, open
the drain plugs 3 and allow water to
drain. Also open the engine compartment plug when flushing the engine
area with fresh water after salt water
operation.
CAUTION:
CAUTION:
● Excessive water in the engine
compartment bilge can splash
into the air cleaner and engine.
This could cause engine damage.
● Be sure all drain plugs are tightened before operating your boat.
If the boat is to be left in the water
after use, leave the bilge pump
switch in the ON position. The pump
will activate if needed to drain any
water accumulating in the bilge.
Drain Plug –
WARNING
Gasoline and its vapors are highly
flammable and explosive. If a fuel or a
fuel/water mix drains from the fuel
tank compartment drain or is found
in the engine compartment, wipe it up
immediately with dry rags. Do not
operate the boat until the source of
the fuel leak is found and corrected.
2
3-8
OPERATION
Engine Compartment
3
Lights
NO WAKE MODE
FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSULT OWNERS MANUAL
BILGE
1
STEREO CTSY. LT. LIGHTS
HORN
3
Check for proper operation of the bow,
stern, and instrument lights by pressing
the switch 3 on the control panel.
Operate the bilge blower switch 1 for
at least 4 minutes before starting the
engines. Open engine hood and check
to be sure no gasoline vapors are present. Check for fuel leaks or loose electrical connections.
2
2
Blower motor
WARNING
Gasoline vapors can explode. Before
starting the engines, operate the
blower for at least 4 minutes and
check the engine compartment bilge
for gasoline vapors. Do not start the
engines if you can smell fuel vapors
in the engine compartment or if there
are any loose electrical connections.
Contact your dealer if there is a problem you cannot locate or correct.
If the stern light is not installed, remove
it from the storage area, lift the socket
cover, and install it into the socket to
check operation.
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3
OPERATION
Horn
Press the horn switch 1 to be sure the
horn operates.
Cooling-Water Pilot Outlets
Check that water comes out from the
pilot outlets while engine is running in
the water. Refer to page 2-13 for correct operation of the device.
NO WAKE MODE
FOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSULT OWNERS MANUAL
BILGE
STEREO CTSY. LT. LIGHTS
HORN
1
Engine Shut-Off Switch
NOTE: It may take up to 20 seconds
for water to reach the pilot outlets when
first launching the boat. The amount
and force of the exiting water will vary
with engine rpm.
CAUTION:
2
1
➀ Engine shut-off switch
➁ Clip with cord
First, place the boat in the water to provide adequate engine cooling. Start the
engine, and then remove the engine
shut-off switch clip, and verify that the
engine stops.
A continuous flow of water from the
pilot hole shows that water is flowing through the engine cooling passages. If water is not flowing out of
the pilot hole during operation, do
not continue to run the engines.
Overheating and serious damage
could occur. See Overheat Warning
System, page 2-13, for more information.
Refer to pages 3-13 to 3-15, “STARTING THE ENGINES,” for information on
proper operation of the starter switch.
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OPERATION
BIMINI TOP
Raising from the fully collapsed storage
position.
3
4) Attach the snap hooks to the strap
eyes.
1) With an assistant, raise the top and
secure the rear support poles to the
rear support pole mounts with the
lock pins.
5) The top should be snug and wrinkle
free. If the top is too loose or too
tight, adjust the front straps by sliding the buckle up or down the strap
as needed.
2) Unzip and remove the storage
cover.
3) Unfold the top by pulling to the bow
of the boat.
CAUTION:
Do not exceed 45 mph (72 km/h) with
the Bimini top in the up position.
NOTE: SX230 model shown. On the
AR230 model, collapse the front support poles to clear the wakeboard tower
as you pull the top forward. Extend the
poles again until the bottom sections
lock into their fully extended position.
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3
OPERATION
Storing
In The Upright Position
Trailering with the Bimini Top
1) Raise the rear support poles.
2) Unhook the front straps and pull the
top to the back.
3) Roll the fabric around the frames
and zip the storage cover in place.
CAUTION:
Do not trailer the boat with the
Bimini top in the fully extended or
upright storage positions. Put the
cover in the fully collapsed position
to avoid damage.
Storing
In the Fully Collapsed Position
1) Follow the steps for storing in the
upright position.
2) Remove the snap pins holding the
rear support poles to the mounting
brackets.
3) Lower the top onto the rear
deck/hatch.
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The Bimini top must be secured to the
boat when it is being trailered. When
trailered with a Genuine Yamaha
Cover, simply store the Bimini top in
the fully collapsed position and install
the cover. If a cover is not used, wrap
an elastic cord around the top and
secure the ends to the ski tow hook to
restrict movement.
Removing the Bimini Top
1) Follow the steps for storing in the
fully collapsed position.
2) Remove the lock pins holding the
Bimini top to the mounting brackets.
3) The top can now be removed from
your boat.
When reinstalling the Bimini top, simply
reverse the removal steps making sure
the lock pins are fully engaged.
See page 4-4 for Bimini top care information.
OPERATION
3
OPERATION
STARTING THE ENGINES
WARNING
3 FT (90 CM)
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY
RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING:
Before operating your boat,
become familiar with all controls.
Consult your Yamaha dealer
about any control or function you
do not fully understand.
Attach the engine shut-off switch
cord to your personal flotation
device before operating. Failure
to attach cord could result in a
runaway boat if operator is
ejected.
Check throttle, shift, and steering
for proper operation before starting the engine.
1) Always make sure the boat is
launched and used in waters that
are free from weeds and debris, and
at least 3 ft. (90 cm) deep.
WARNING
Never operate in water that is less
than 3 ft. (90 cm) deep. You increase
your chance of hitting an underwater obstacle. You could be injured.
Pebbles or sand can also be sucked
into the jet (water) intake, damaging
the impeller.
Shift into Neutral before starting
engines.
Never start the engine or let it run
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
boat in an open area.
CAUTION:
There is a hull drain plug at the bottom of the stern in the center. Be
sure it is securely tightened before
launching the boat.
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3
OPERATION
2
NOTE: Before the first start-up, remove
the fuel tank filler cap to release any
built-up pressure in the tank because of
fuel expansion.
1
Engine shut-off switch
Clip with cord
1
2
NOTE: It is not possible to start the
engine with the clip removed from the
engine shut-off switch. However, the
starter motor will turn the engine over.
CD
FM
1
2
V
T
JVC
3
4
V
T
AM
5
6
PW
BLOWER
#
#2
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
2) Attach the engine shut-off cord to
your PFD. Install the cord clip onto
the engine shut-off switch by pushing the clip groove over the nut
beneath the knob. Be sure the cord
is not wrapped around the steering
wheel or tangled in the controls.
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STAR
START
3) Put the control levers in the Neutral
position. Turn the ignition key of one
engine to “Start.” When the engine
starts, release the key. Repeat for
the other engine.
3
OPERATION
CAUTION:
Never turn the ignition key to “Start”
while the engine is running. Do not
keep the starter motor running for
more than 5 seconds. If the engine
does not start after 5 seconds of
cranking, release the starter button.
Wait at least 15 seconds before trying to start the engine again. If the
starter motor is engaged continuously for more than 5 seconds, the
battery will be quickly discharged,
and it will be impossible to start the
engine. The starter motor may also
be damaged if it is engaged continuously for more than 5 seconds.
STOPPING THE ENGINES
PW
CD
FM
1
2
V
T
JVC
3
4
V
T
AM
5
6
BLOWER
#2
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ST
START
To stop the engine, return the throttle
levers to the idle position, then turn the
main switches to “Off.” The engines can
also be stopped by pulling the engine
stop switch lanyard.
NOTE:
Be sure the shift lever is put in the
Neutral position or the starter motor
will not operate.
On this boat, the engines are connected directly to the drive unit.
Starting either engine generates
some thrust immediately. Only
enough throttle should be applied to
keep the engine at a fast enough
idle to stay running.
CAUTION:
Do not operate the boat with just
one engine running. Severe engine
damage could result because water
can flood the non-operating engine
through the cooling water intake. If
single-engine operation is unavoidable, operate the boat at a “no wake”
speed only.
WARNING
Once the engines have stopped,
you have NO STEERING CONTROL
over the boat. You could collide with
another boat, a dock, or other
obstacle.
NOTE:
Remove the ignition keys and the
engine stop switch lanyard if the
boat will be left unattended.
Stopping the engines immediately
after operating at high rpm is not
recommended. Let the engines cool
off at idle or low speed for a few
minutes first.
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3
OPERATION
BREAK-IN PROCEDURE
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.
1) Launch the boat and start the
engine (see page 3-13).
2) For the first 5 minutes, run the
engine at trolling speed. For the 30
minutes of operation after that, keep
the engine speed below 5,000 rpm.
For the hour of operation after that,
keep the engine speed below 8,000
rpm.
3) Proceed with normal operation.
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OPERATION
DRIVING YOUR BOAT
3
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BOAT
Know and follow U.S. Coast Guard,
state, and local laws when operating
your boat.
Operating your boat requires skills
acquired through practice over a period
of time. Take the time to learn the basic
techniques well before attempting
more difficult maneuvers.
Select a wide area to learn in, where
visibility is good and other boat traffic is
light. Keep the proper distance from
other boats and vehicles. Do not operate where people are swimming.
Boating with your new boat can be a
very enjoyable activity, providing you
with hours of pleasure. But it is essential to familiarize yourself with the operation of the boat to achieve the skill
necessary to enjoy boating safely.
Before operating this boat, read this
Owner’s Manual, the Operation
Instruction Card, and all Warning and
Caution labels on the boat. Pay particular attention to the safety information
in Chapter 1. Read all warning and
caution labels on your boat.
Always attach the engine stop switch
lanyard to your personal flotation
device before operating.
This boat is designed to carry one
operator and up to nine passengers, as
long as the total weight of people and
cargo does not exceed 1800 lb. (816
kg). Never have more than ten people
in the boat.
A water-skier should wear protective
clothing. Severe internal injuries can
occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of falling into the water
or while reboarding. Normal swimwear
does not adequately protect against
forceful water entry into rectum or vagina. The skier should wear a wetsuit
bottom or clothing that provides equivalent protection. 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.
LEARNING TO OPERATE YOUR
BOAT
Before boating, always perform the
Pre-Operation Checks listed on page
3-4. The short time spent checking the
machine’s condition will reward you
with added safety and a more reliable
boat.
You and all other passengers must
always wear a U.S. Coast Guardapproved personal flotation device
when riding in the boat. You should
consider wearing water shoes, eye protection, gloves, and other protective
apparel. Water sports increase your
risk of injury from contact with your
boat, other vessels, docks, rocks, or
coral.
Grip the wheel firmly and keep both
feet on the deck when driving the boat.
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3
OPERATION
TURNING THE BOAT
Steering control depends on the combination of steering wheel 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 boat. The higher
the engine speed, the more thrust is
produced.
The amount of jet thrust, in addition to
the position of the steering wheel,
determines how sharply you turn.
D. If the engines are stopped, there is
no thrust. The boat will go straight
even though the steering wheel is
turned.
YOU NEED THROTTLE TO STEER.
A
B
A. More throttle produces high thrust,
so the boat will turn more sharply.
B. Less throttle produces low thrust, so
the boat will turn more gradually.
C. Pulling the levers back to idle or
Neutral 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
pulling the throttles back to idle, but
one the engine slows down, the
boat will no longer respond to steering wheel input until you apply throttle again or you reach a trolling
speed.
At trolling speed, the boat can be
turned gradually by steering wheel
position alone using just the amount
of thrust available at engine idle.
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C
D
OPERATION
BOATING WITH PASSENGERS
TURNING LEFT
4
3
5 6
RPM
x 1000
2
1
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
10
60
7
8
9
10
11
3
4
3
5 6
RPM
x 1000
2
1
Your boat is designed for one operator
and up to nine passengers only. Never
have more than ten people in the boat.
Passengers must sit in one of the seats
and hold onto the grips. Passengers
should sit so the weight in the boat is
balanced from side-to-side and bow-tostern as much as possible. If the passenger seat in front of the helm is used,
be sure the operator’s view ahead is
not obstructed.
7
8
9
10
11
TURNING RIGHT
WARNING
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
40 45
35 MPH 50
30
55
20
10
60
4
3
2
1
5 6
RPM
x 1000
7
8
9
10
11
When passengers are on board,
make sure they are seated and holding on before you start to accelerate. An unprepared passenger could
lose balance and fall.
BOARDING FROM THE WATER
WARNING
Do not pull the throttle levers
back to idle when trying to steer
away from objects – you need
throttle to steer.
Be sure passengers are holding
on before making turns. An
unprepared passenger could
lose balance and fall.
WARNING
Severe internal injuries can occur if
water is forced into body cavities as
a result of being near the jet thrust
nozzles.
Do not board from the rear, use
swim platform, or swim behind
boat if engines are running.
Stay away from the back of the
boat when engines are running.
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3
OPERATION
WARNING
Stay away from the swim step while
the engines are running. Exhaust
gases coming from underneath it
contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas which may cause
brain damage or death when
inhaled. Symptoms include nausea,
dizziness, and drowsiness.
2) Climb up onto the swim platform,
then sit in one of the seats provided.
BOARDING FROM A DOCK OR
LANDING JETTY
1) Be sure engines are off, then move
to the stern of the boat. Pull out the
ladder and climb up onto the step.
Return the ladder to the stowed
position before climbing into the
boat.
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1) Board the boat from the side. One
person should board at a time by
stepping into the boat. Never jump
in. Avoid stepping on slick gelcoat
surfaces on the boat’s gunwales,
especially if wet.
2) Sit in one of the seats provided and
put both feet on the deck.
OPERATION
STOPPING
3
2) Notice how wind and water currents
are affecting boat movement as you
attach your mooring lines and fenders.
3) Approach the dock at idle speed.
Use reverse as necessary during
slow speed maneuvering to help
control speed and direction. Position
the boat according to wind and
water conditions.
346
ft ft(105.5
m)
345
(105 m)
WARNING
The boat is not equipped with a separate braking system. It is stopped by
water resistance after the throttle
levers are moved back to idle. From full
speed, the boat stops in approximately
346 ft. (105.5 m) after the throttle is
moved back to idle. The stopping distance varies depending on gross
weight, water surface conditions, and
wind direction. The stated straight-line
stopping distance should be used for a
reference. The boat slows down as
soon as the throttle levers are returned
to idle 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
You will lose steering control if you
completely pull the throttle levers
back to idle.
DOCKING
1) Make sure no obstructions, boats or
swimmers are close to the boat.
Come to a stop before you reach
the dock.
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Do not use your hand, arm, or other
part of your body to try to keep the
boat from hitting the dock.You could
be injured if the boat pushes against
the dock.
Wind or current pushing boat away
from dock:
Slowly approach the dock at about a
45° angle. Secure the bow to the dock,
then use engine thrust or a boat hook
to gently move the stern to the dock.
WIND OR CURRENT
3
OPERATION
Wind or current pushing boat
toward dock:
WIND OR CURRENT
2) When the stern is out a few feet,
release the bow mooring then steer
in the direction you want the bow to
move. Open the throttle slightly and
begin to move away from the dock.
BEACHING
1) Make sure no obstructions, boats or
swimmers are near the beach.
Slowly maneuver to a shallow angle
and allow the boat to move toward the
dock.
No wind or current:
Approach the dock at a shallow angle.
Secure the bow to the dock, then use
engine thrust or a boat hook to gently
move the stern to the dock.
LEAVING A DOCK
Because boats steer from the stern, the
stern first moves in the direction opposite your desired turn. It is especially
important to understand this characteristic when leaving a dock. If you simply
turn the wheel to steer the bow away
from the dock, as you would when driving a car out of a parking space, you
will drive the stern of the boat into the
dock. Following is a basic maneuvering
technique which can be used in most
circumstances.
1) With engines idling and the bow still
moored to the dock, turn the steering wheel toward the dock. This will
start to move the stern of the boat
away from the dock.
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2) Approach the beach slowly and stop
the engines when the water is about
3 ft. (90 cm) deep. Remember: turning is impossible with the engine
stopped.
3) Get out of the boat and pull the bow
up on the beach.
4) When leaving the beach, push the
boat out into water that is at least 3
ft. (90 cm) deep before starting the
engines.
CAUTION:
● Small pebbles, sand, seaweed,
and other debris can be ingested
into the jet intake and impair or
damage the impeller. Always stop
the engines before beaching the
boat. Be sure the boat is in water
3 ft. (90 cm) deep before starting
the engines again.
● Do not beach the boat on rocky
beaches. The hull gelcoat and
exposed pump housings can be
damaged.
● Pay attention to shifts in tides.
Beaching at high tide may make it
impossible to re-launch the boat
if the tide recedes.
OPERATION
ANCHORING
WARNING
Always anchor from the bow.
Anchoring from the stern will make
the boat unsteady. A strong current
can pull a stern-anchored boat
underwater.
Select an anchor appropriate for your
boat and water conditions. A “danforth”
(or fluke) type anchor is suitable for
most applications; your dealer can help
you choose an anchor.
1) Make sure the anchor line is securely tied to the anchor and to the bow
eye.
2) Move the boat to the spot where you
want to lower the anchor, heading
the boat into the wind or current.
Stop the boat, then lower the anchor
until it hits bottom.
3
4) Pull on the line to be sure the
anchor is holding. Also, periodically
check your boat’s position against
the shoreline to make sure it is not
drifting and dragging the anchor.
Reset if necessary.
5) To pull in (“weigh”) the anchor, start
the engines and move forward,
keeping tension on the line as you
pull it in. When the anchor line is
straight up and down, pull hard to lift
the anchor from the bottom material.
6) If the anchor is stuck on the bottom,
try this: Let out a few feet of anchor
line and secure the line to the boat,
again. Slowly maneuver the boat
around the anchor until the anchor
pulls loose. Keep the line taut during
this procedure.
3) While keeping tension on the line,
slowly back up the boat until you
have let out line that is 4 to 6 times
the depth of the water. For example,
if you are anchoring in 10 feet of
water, let out 40 to 60 feet of line.
Secure the line.
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3
OPERATION
CROSSING WAKES AND SWELLS
You will not always have flat, smooth
water. There will be swells and wakes
from other boats, etc.
SHARP WAKES
The best way to cross wakes and
swells is with the least jolt to you and
the boat. Small swells are not as difficult to cross as larger swells or wakes.
Crossing a sharp wake gives more of a
jolt than a broad swell.
To cross a wake or swell, change your
speed and choose the angle at which
you cross the wake or swell. Usually, a
slower speed and “quartering” the wake
(crossing at an angle) will reduce the
jolt.
Two other things you may notice. The
first is that crossing a group of wakes or
swells is not as easy or smooth as
crossing just one wake. The second is
that when you quarter the wake or swell
the boat will try to steer away from the
wake or swell. When crossing at a 45°
angle, you may not notice this, but at a
smaller angle, say 10°, it can be very
strong. Be prepared to steer and balance as necessary.
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BROAD SWELL
WAKE
90°
45°
10°
OPERATION
POST-OPERATION
CHECKS
POST-OPERATION CHECKS
These post-operation procedures are
developed to help preserve the longterm appearance and reliability of your
boat. Perform these procedures as
soon as possible after the boat is
loaded back on the trailer after the
day’s use.
Some owners plan to moor their boat
seasonally, rather than keeping it on
the trailer between uses. This extended
mooring is not recommended. Proper
flushing of the cooling system on each
engine is not possible with the boat in
the water. In addition, long-term mooring can increase the need for maintenance as well as accelerate the rate of
deterioration of sacrificial anodes and
other components. If you do decide to
moor your boat, be sure to remove it
periodically to clean the hull and jet
pump area. The frequency of maintenance will depend upon whether the
water is salt or fresh and other local
water conditions.
3
1) After putting the boat on the trailer,
flush cooling system on each
engine to prevent the cooling system from clogging up with salt,
sand, or dirt. Refer to page 4-1 for
the cooling system flushing procedure.
2) Drain residual water from the
exhaust system by starting the
engine, then alternately pushing the
control lever up to half throttle and
back to idle for 10 to 15 seconds.
CAUTION:
Never run the engine at full throttle
or for more than 15 seconds while
the boat is out of the water. The
engine may overheat and/or seize.
3) Wash down the hull, helm, and both
jet drive units with fresh water.
4) Open the rear platform hatch, and
check for any water pooled on top of
the clean-out port caps. If water is
found, remove the caps, let water
drain, then reinstall the caps. See
Page 5-5 for more information.
CAUTION:
Leaving the boat in the water for
extended periods will accelerate the
rate of normal deterioration of the jet
pump components and hull finish.
Stray electrical voltage in the water,
marine organisms, and saltwater
corrosion are a few of the conditions
that can adversely affect the life of
many boat components.
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3
OPERATION
5) Remove hull drain plug 1 and the
engine compartment drain plugs 2.
Rinse the engine compartment with
a small amount of fresh water. Be
careful not to get water on the carburetor or electrical components.
Allow any water in the bilge to drain
out. After the water has drained,
wipe the engine compartment and
bilge with dry rags. Reinstall all
drain plugs.
NOTE: This boat is equipped with an
electric bilge pump that automatically
removes excess water from the bilge
while you are underway. However,
some residual water remains that must
be drained by removing the drain plug.
1
CAUTION:
1
Tighten the hull drain plug 1
securely before launching the boat.
Clean any foreign material, such as
dirt or sand, from the threads before
installing the drain plug.
6) Spray a rust inhibitor, such as
Yamaha Silicone Protectant and
Lubricant, on metallic parts to minimize corrosion.
2
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OPERATION
TRAILERING
WARNING
Avoid accident and injury from
improper trailering:
The trailer must be matched for
the boat’s weight and hull.
The towing vehicle must have the
capacity of pulling the load.
Pulling a load that exceeds the
towing capacity may cause loss
of control.
Be sure the boat is secured to the
trailer and the trailer is properly
hitched to the towing vehicle
before towing.
A trailer is provided as standard equipment with your boat. If you need to
obtain another trailer, choose one that
is manufactured to carry a boat of the
size and weight of your boat. Check the
certification label on the left forward
side of the trailer. This label is required
to show the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR), which is the load carrying capacity of the trailer plus the
trailer’s weight. Be sure that the total
weight of your boat, any cargo, and the
trailer weight itself does not exceed the
GVWR.
3
HITCH
The trailer hitch ball must match the
size of the socket on the trailer hitch
coupler. Hitches are divided into classes that specify the gross trailer weight
(GTW) and the maximum tongue
weight. Always use a hitch rated for the
same or higher class. Use a bolted-on
or welded-on hitch; clamp-on bumper
hitches are not recommended. Be sure
the trailer hitch’s release handle is
latched with the lock pin installed
before towing.
Use safety chains between the towing
vehicle and the trailer so the trailer will
not detach completely from the towing
vehicle if it accidentally comes loose
from the hitch ball. Crisscross the
chains under the trailer tongue so the
tongue will not hit the road surface if it
falls loose. Rig the chains as tightly as
possible while allowing just enough
slack to permit tight turns.
Be sure the tongue weight (vertical
weight on the hitch point) is correct.
Generally, 5% to 10% of the combined
weight of the boat and trailer should be
on the tongue. Too much or too little
weight can cause difficult steering or
trailer swaying.
TRAILERING CHECKLIST
Check your state laws to be sure
your trailer meets all regulations,
such as proper licensing, brake,
axle load, and safety chain requirements.
Check trailer for any loose fasteners
or damaged parts.
Check tires for proper inflation.
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3
OPERATION
Check wheel bearings and wheel
lug nuts before each trip.
a set of spare wheel bearings,
seals, and races.
Check tail, brake, and turn signal
lights for proper operation.
When making a turn, do not cut corners. The trailer has a smaller turning circle so it turns more sharply
around the corner than the towing
vehicle.
Secure the bow of the boat to the
trailer with the winch line and also
with the chain. Secure the stern
cleats to the trailer with tie-downs.
Before backing your trailer into the
water, disconnect the light plug from
the towing vehicle. This will reduce
the likelihood of the lights blowing
out when submerged.
BACKING YOUR TRAILER
It takes practice to back a trailer successfully. If you are not familiar backing
up with a trailer, practice first in an
open area away from obstacles.
Take down and store the bimini top,
if used. The top is not designed to
stay unsecured on the boat at highway speeds. See page 3-12.
Keep the following points in mind:
Back slowly. Make steering adjustments in small steps.
Carry a spare tire for the trailer,
along with sufficient tools to change
the tire.
Turn the towing vehicle’s wheels
opposite the direction you want the
trailer to go.
While traveling, check the wheel
hubs on the trailer whenever you
park. If the hub feels abnormally
hot, have the bearing inspected
before continuing your trip. On
longer trips, it is a good idea to carry
After the trailer begins moving, turn
the towing vehicle to follow it.
Have a second person stand by to
help direct you with hand signals.
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OPERATION
LAUNCHING
3
5) Remove the bow line from the bow
eye.
6) Back the trailer farther into the water
until just the tops of the fenders
show, then reset the parking brake.
Board the boat and start it. If possible, remain on the trailer until the
engines are warm and are responding to throttle.
As a courtesy to other boaters, prepare
your boat for launching before using the
ramp.
Each launch may have particular differences, such as ramp angle, prevailing
wind, waves, and water currents. If
possible, watch a couple of boaters
launch their boats first to notice any
problems. While every boater develops
a preferred launch procedure, here is a
recommended general procedure:
1) Perform the Pre-Operation Checks
shown on page 3-4 that can be performed on land, including operating
the blower for at least 4 minutes.
2) Remove all trailering tie-down lines
from the boat and attach your docking lines and fenders, if used.
3) Disconnect the trailer lights from the
towing vehicle.
4) Back the trailer down the ramp as
close to 90° to the shoreline as you
can. If possible, have a second person stand aside as an observer.
Stop when the wheels are at least
halfway submerged. Set the parking
brake.
7) Back the boat out into the water,
watching carefully for people, other
boats, or obstacles.
LOADING
1) Disconnect the trailer lights from the
towing vehicle.
2) Back the trailer down the ramp as
close to 90° to the shoreline as you
can. If possible, have a second person act as an observer while standing to the side of the boat. Stop
when the tops of the trailer’s fenders
are about 3 inches above the waterline.
3) With the boat moving at the slowest
idle speed, guide the boat onto the
support rails. Use throttle only if necessary for steering ability.
WARNING
Using too much throttle can cause
the boat to jump over the front of the
trailer which can result in injury to
the boat operator and bystanders.
Use only enough throttle to maneuver the boat into the correct position.
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3
OPERATION
4) Make sure the boat is centered on
the support rails and is headed
straight for the bow stop (bumper
board). Ease the boat forward until
the bow rests against the bow stop.
5) Attach and tighten the winch line.
CAUTION:
The winch line is not designed to
pull the boat onto the trailer.
The winch line should not be the
only line securing the bow during
trailering. Use the chain along
with the winch to secure the boat
to the trailer.
6) Pull the trailer up the ramp out of the
way of other boaters. Attach the bow
and stern tie-downs. Reconnect the
trailer lights.
7) Follow the Post-Operation Checks
on page 3-25.
LIFTING
CAUTION:
Do not attach lifting cables to the
bow eye, cleats, water-ski tow eye,
or grab handles. Serious damage to
the boat can occur. Use only a sling
designed specifically for lifting
boats.
If you need to remove the boat from the
water without a trailer, use these guidelines:
Use a sling-type lifting mechanism
designed for lifting boats. The sling
should be covered with a protective
material to prevent damage to the
hull gelcoat.
Use spreader bars to avoid side
stress to the hull that may cause
cracks in the gelcoat and fiberglass.
Attach guidelines to the bow eye
and stern tie-down cleats to control
movement of the boat during lifting.
Remove all people and all cargo
from the boat. Drain any excess
water from the bilge using the bilge
pump.
Be sure all people are standing
clear, then lift boat slowly and just
far enough to verify that the boat is
securely held and properly balanced. If necessary, lower the boat
again and adjust the slings.
When ready, lift the boat slowly and
carefully.
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Chapter 4
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Flushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-1
4-1
4-1
4-2
4-3
4-4
ADJUSTMENT AND MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Tool Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Periodic Inspection Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Spark Plug Cleaning and Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Grease Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Fuel System Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Steering Cable Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Controls (Throttle/Shift) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Reverse Gate Mechanism Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Sacrificial Anodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Fuse Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
SX230/AR230 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
SX230 HO / AR230 HO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
MAINTENANCE & CARE
STORAGE
4
COOLING SYSTEM FLUSHING
3
Storing your boat for prolonged periods
of time, such as winter storage,
requires preventative maintenance to
ensure against deterioration. It is advisable to have the boat serviced by an
authorized Yamaha Boat dealer before
storage. However, the following procedures can be performed by the owner
with a minimum of tools.
2
1
➀ Flush Hose Connector
➁ Garden Hose Adapter
➂ Cap
FUEL SYSTEM
Top off the fuel tank with fresh fuel,
adding one ounce of Yamaha Fuel
Conditioner and Stabilizer or an equivalent to each gallon of fuel. A full fuel
tank is less likely to allow condensation
to collect in the tank, reducing the
chance of contaminated fuel. Running
the engines with treated fuel during
cooling system flushing will also help
protect the fuel system.
Cooling system flushing is essential to
prevent the cooling system from clogging up with salt, sand, or dirt.
1) Open the cap for the engine you are
going to flush. Press the flush kit
garden hose adapter into the flush
hose connector and turn until they
are securely connected.
2) Start the engine, then immediately
turn on the water supply fully.
NOTE: Use of Yamaha Fuel
Conditioner and Stabilizer eliminates
the need to drain the fuel system.
Consult your Yamaha dealer or other
qualified mechanic if the fuel system is
to be drained instead.
CAUTION:
Never turn on the water before
starting the engine. The water
could flow back through the muffler into the crankcase causing
severe engine damage.
Be sure to turn on the water
immediately after starting the
engine to prevent engine overheating.
3) Run the engine at a fast idle for 10
to 15 minutes.
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4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
4) Turn off the water supply, then drain
residual water from the exhaust system by alternately pushing the throttle lever up to half throttle and back
for 10 to 15 seconds. Shut off
engine.
CAUTION:
Never have the water on when the
engine is not running. The water
could flow back through the muffler
into the crankcase causing severe
engine damage. Do not run the engine
for more than 15 seconds after the
water supply has been turned off to
avoid engine overheating.
1) Open the hood (see page 2-17).
2) Remove the air filter case cover
screws 1, slide the locks 2 to
open, and then remove the case
cover.
3) Remove the air filter element.
5) After stopping the engine, remove
the garden hose adapter.
6) Replace the cap securely.
7) Repeat the flushing procedure for
the other engine.
LUBRICATION
WARNING
4) Spray a rust inhibitor such as
Yamaha Store-Rite Fogging Oil into
each intake opening 3 for 3 seconds.
Do not spray flammable rust
inhibitor on engine surfaces while
the engines are hot. The sprayed
substance or propellants could
catch fire.
5) Install the air filter element and air
filter case cover.
6) Start the engine in a well-ventilated
area and let it run at idle for 15 seconds.
CAUTION:
Do not run the engine for more than
15 seconds. The engine could overheat.
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MAINTENANCE & CARE
7) Grease the areas of the boat specified in “Grease Points” in the
Adjustment and Maintenance section.
4
3) If the battery will be stored for a
longer period, check the specific
gravity of the fluid at least once a
month and recharge the battery if it
gets too low.
BATTERY
Specific gravity: 1.28 at 20°C (68°F)
1) If the boat will be out of use, the battery switch 1 in the battery compartment can be switched to the Off
position to prevent accidental draining of the battery.
CAUTION:
With the battery switch in the Off
position, the bilge pump will not
work, even if the bilge pump switch
is in the On position. The bilge could
fill with water.
1
2) When the boat is not to be used for
a month or more, remove the battery and store it in a cool, dark
place. Clean the battery’s casing
and terminals using a mixture of
baking soda and water (one tbsp. of
baking soda to one cup of water).
apply dielectric grease or petroleum
jelly to the battery terminals and to
all exposed connectors.
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4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
3) Rinse the engine and bilge areas
with fresh water. Drain off all water
and wipe up remaining moisture
with clean, dry rags. Reinstall the
drain plugs.
4) Spray the exterior of the engines
with Yamaha Silicone Protectant
and Lubricant or an equivalent.
5) Wax the hull with a non-abrasive
wax such as Yamaha Ultra Gloss
Cleaner Wax or other wax designed
for marine gelcoat.
CLEANING
1
3
WARNING
WARNING
Slippery surfaces can cause falls
and injury. Be careful not to apply
too much wax on deck and gunnel
stepping surfaces. This will make
them slippery.
6) Wipe all vinyl and rubber components, such as the seats and engine
compartment seals, with a vinyl protectant such as Yamaha Protectant.
2
1) Remove the fuel tank compartment
drain 1 and allow any water to drain
into the engine compartment. Reinstall the drain plug.
7) Vacuum and or hose-off the carpeting (if equipped) as necessary. If
needed, use a quality brand-name
carpet cleaner product to clean
soiled areas. Roll up the carpet face
out for storage.
WARNING
Gasoline and its vapors are highly
flammable and explosive. If fuel or a
fuel/water mix drains from the fuel
tank compartment drain, wipe it up
immediately with dry rags. Do not
operate the boat until the source of
the fuel leak is found and corrected.
CAUTION:
Always dry the carpet face up. Never
roll up the carpet while wet. Never
fold the carpet.
8) Wash the fabric of the Bimini top (if
equipped) with a mild natural soap
in lukewarm water, then rinse. Do
not use detergents. Allow to air dry
thoroughly before storage. See the
label on the Bimini top and the manufacturer’s care instructions for
more detailed information.
2) Remove the drain plugs in the stern
2 and engine compartment 3.
Wash down the hull, boat interior,
and drive units with fresh water, mild
natural soap, then rinse.
4-4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
ADJUSTMENT AND
MAINTENANCE
4
TOOL KIT
It is advisable always to carry the
Owner's Manual and tool kit with you
whenever you use the boat.
Periodic inspection, adjustment, and
lubrication will keep your boat in the
safest and most efficient condition possible. Safety is an obligation of the boat
owner. The most important points of
boat inspection, adjustment, and lubrication are explained on the following
pages.
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 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 owner's tool kit are
sufficient for this purpose, except that a
torque wrench is also necessary for
tightening nuts and bolts properly.
WARNING
Be sure to turn off the engines
when you perform maintenance
unless otherwise specified.
Otherwise, accident or injury
could result from unexpected
operation, moving parts, or electric shock.
If the owner is not familiar with
machine servicing, this work
should be done by a Yamaha
dealer or other qualified mechanic. Improperly serviced components could fail or stop operating
correctly, which could result in an
accident.
NOTE: A Service Manual is available
through your Yamaha Dealer for
owner’s who have the mechanical
skills, tools, and other equipment necessary to perform maintenance not
covered by this Owner’s Manual.
WARNING
Do not attempt to modify this boat!
Modifications to your boat may
reduce safety and reliability, and
may make the boat illegal for use.
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MAINTENANCE & CARE
PERIODIC INSPECTION CHART
Frequency of maintenance operations may be adjusted according to the operating conditions, but the
following table gives general guidelines.
● Indicates the checkups which you may do yourself.
■ Indicates work to be done by your Yamaha dealer.
Maintenance interval
Spark plug
Initial
10
hours
50
hours
6
months
100
hours
12
months
100
hours
12
months
●
●
●
●
●
● *2
■
■
■
■
●
● *2
■
■
■
■
■
●
■
Inspection/Cleaning/
Adjustment
Grease points
Greasing
Bearing housing
Greasing
Fuel system
Inspection
Fuel filter
Checking/Replacement
Fuel pump screen
Cleaning
Engine oil
Replace
Engine oil filter
Replace
Trolling speed (idle)
Adjustment
Throttle shaft
Inspection
Cooling-water passages
Cleaning/Flushing
Bilge strainer
Cleaning
Impeller
Inspection
Steering cable
Inspection
Thereafter
Every
■ *1
■
●
■
Page
200
hours
24
months
4-7
4-8
4-9
4-10
● (after
every
use)
●
■
Inspection
Sacrificial anode
Checking/
Replace as needed
Drain plugs
●
■
●
■
●
●
●
●
●
Throttle cable and choke cable Inspection/Adjustment
Reverse gate mechanism
4-1
4-13
4-14
4-14
● (after
4-15
every
use)
●
Inspection/Replacement
●
Battery
Inspection
Rubber coupling
Inspection
Bolts and nuts
Retightening
(inspect
fluid level
before every
launch)
4-16
■
■
*1 Grease capacity: 33.0 ~ 35.0 cc (1.11 ~ 1.18 oz.)
*2 Grease capacity: 6.0 ~ 8.0 cc (0.20 ~ 0.27 oz.)
4-6
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MAINTENANCE & CARE
4
When fitting the plug, always clean the
gasket surface and use a new gasket.
Wipe off any dirt from the threads and
screw in the spark plug to the correct
torque.
SPARK PLUG CLEANING AND
ADJUSTMENT
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.
Spark plug torque:
13 Nm (1.3 m-kg, 9.4 ft-lb)
NOTE: Before installing the spark plug
cap, be sure to wipe off any water on
the spark plug or inside the cap. Push
the spark plug cap down until it clicks.
Do not attempt to diagnose any problems yourself. Instead, take the boat to
a Yamaha Boat dealer. You should periodically remove and inspect the spark
plug because 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, you
should replace the spark plug with
another of the correct type.
NOTE: If a torque-wrench is not available when you are fitting a spark plug,
a good estimate of the correct torque
(with a new gasket) is 1/4 to 1/2 turn
past finger-tight. Have the spark plug
adjusted to the correct torque as soon
as possible with a torque wrench.
Standard spark plug:
CR9EB
WARNING
When removing or installing a spark
plug, be careful not to damage the
insulator. A damaged insulator could
allow external sparks, which could
lead to explosion or fire.
Before installing the spark plug, measure the electrode gap with a wire
thickness gauge; adjust the gap to
specification if necessary.
Spark plug gap: 0.7~0.8mm
(0.028~0.031 in)
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MAINTENANCE & CARE
GREASE POINTS
To keep moving parts sliding or rotating
smoothly, coat them with water resistant grease such as Yamaha Marine
Grease, Yamaha Grease A, or an equivalent.
Throttle Cable
Grease the throttle-cable inner wires at
the carburetors.
Steering Cable Ball Joints and Inner
Wire
Grease the steering cable and shift
cables ball joints at the steering nozzles. Extend the steering cable and
shift cable inner wires and apply a thin
coat of grease to them.
Pivot Points
Grease all pivot points of the steering
and shift mechanism at the pump end.
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MAINTENANCE & CARE
4
Bearing Housing
➀ Bearing housing grease nipple
Grease the bearing housing through
the grease nipple.
Recommended water-resistant
grease:
Yamaha Marine Grease, or
Yamaha Grease A
The first service should be done after
10 hours or 1 month by your Yamaha
dealer.
Fill the bearing housing with waterresistant grease through the grease
nipple.
1
Grease capacity: 33.0~35.0 cc
(1.11~1.18 oz)
After first service: Every 100 hours or 6
months (you may do this yourself).
Grease capacity: 6.0~8.0 cc
(0.20~0.27 oz)
CAUTION:
Fill the grease slowly and carefully,
because it can damage the hose and
the joints.
4-9
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
FUEL SYSTEM INSPECTION
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and
explosive. Failure to check for and
repair any fuel leakage could result
in fire or explosion. A fire or explosion can cause severe injury or
death.
When inspecting the fuel system,
shut off the engine, do not smoke,
and avoid spilling gasoline.
Fuel in hose is pressurized. Fuel can
spray out and cause injury or a fire
hazard if fuel line is disconnected.
Do not attempt to run engine with
fuel line disconnected.
Check the fuel system for leaks,
cracks, or malfunctions. If any problem
is found, consult a Yamaha dealer.
Checking points:
1. Fuel tank leakage
2. Fuel hose joint leakage
3. Fuel hose cracks or other damage
4. Fuel filler clamps and hoses
5. Fuel tank cap (seal) for damage
4-10
The United States Coast Guard requires that all inboard boats like your
boat have visual access to fuel filler
clamps and hoses. The boat has two
access points for this purpose.
1
2
One access point is the hatch 1 in the
floor directly in front of the rear seats.
Lift the latch to open the hatch. The
other access point is inside 2 the portside storage compartment. Remove
the seat cushion then look up inside
the compartment to see the fuel filler
hose and clamp.
MAINTENANCE & CARE
FUEL TANK
If the fuel tank needs to be cleaned or
when any water is found in the fuel system, take the boat to your Yamaha dealer for service.
ENGINE OIL
It is recommended to have a Yamaha
dealer change the engine oil. However,
if you choose to change the oil on your
own and you have the special equipment necessary to do so, refer to the
service manual for this boat.
NOTE: Dispose of used oil according to
local regulations.
CAUTION:
WARNING
Engine oil is extremely hot after the
engine is turned off. Coming into
contact with or getting any engine
oil on your clothes could result in
burns.
CAUTION:
•
•
•
4
If oil is leaking or the oil-pressure
warning indicator comes on when
the engine is running, immediately
turn the engine off and have a
Yamaha dealer check the boat.
Continuing to operate under such
conditions could cause severe
engine damage.
Be sure the engine has enough
oil but do not overfill. If there is
too little oil, the engine can be
damaged. If there is too much oil,
the air filter can become saturated with oil, permanently damaging the filter and reducing engine
performance.
Be sure to change the engine oil
after the first 10 hours of operation, and every 100 hours thereafter or at the start of a new
season, otherwise the engine will
wear quickly.
The oil filter should be replaced
every two years or every 200
hours of operation. Have a
Yamaha dealer replace the oil filter when necessary.
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4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
AIR FILTER
The air filter element should be
checked every 12 months or every 100
hours of operation.
To check the air filter:
1) Open the hood (see page 2-17).
2) Remove the air filter case cover
screws 1, slide the locks 2 to
open, and then remove the case
cover.
3) Remove the air filter element. Check
it for dirt and oil. Replace the air filter every 2 years or every 200 hours
of operation, or if it becomes contaminated with dirt or oil.
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MAINTENANCE & CARE
STEERING CABLE INSPECTION
Be sure to check:
1) Check for smooth operation of the
wheel and steering nozzles.
2) Check for proper steering adjustment. The nozzles should both point
straight back when the steering
wheel is centered.
If steering is stiff or misadjusted, ask
your Yamaha dealer to service it.
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4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
CONTROLS (THROTTLE/SHIFT)
Check the control levers for smooth
operation and proper shifting.
operation. Otherwise, there could be
loss of control and an accident.
1) Remove the engine stop switch cord
(lanyard) and ignition keys.
REVERSE GATE MECHANISM
INSPECTION
2) Push and pull the control levers
through their full range, from Neutral
to wide-open throttle Forward and
from Neutral to Reverse. Operation
should be smooth.
1) Remove the engine stop switch lanyard and ignition keys.
3) While a second person watches
from the stern, move the control
levers to the Forward position.
Check that the shift gates lift completely to the stops.
4) While the second person watches,
move the levers back to the Reverse
position. Check that the shift gates
drop down over the nozzles to the
stops.
2) Put the throttle levers in the idle
position (otherwise the shift lever
will not move).
3) Push the shift lever to Forward from
the Neutral position while a second
person observes shift gate movement from outside the boat. Both
shift gates should lift completely to
the stops.
If the controls do not operate smoothly
or correctly, ask your authorized
Yamaha Boat dealer for service.
4) Pull the shift lever back from
Forward through Neutral to
Reverse. The observer should
check for proper movement of the
shift gates. Both gates should drop
down over the nozzles to the stops.
If reverse gates do not operate smoothly or correctly, ask your authorized
Yamaha Boat dealer for service.
WARNING
Before starting the engine, check
the operation of each engine’s throttle/ shift lever. It should move
smoothly through the full range of
4-14
MAINTENANCE & CARE
4
SACRIFICIAL ANODES
Replacement Procedure
An aluminum alloy anode is mounted
on each jet pump outlet on your boat.
Galvanic corrosion can damage metal
surfaces below the waterline on any
boat, particularly in saltwater. These
“sacrificial” anodes are designed to
erode in these conditions first, before
metal components of your jet pump
outlets are seriously damaged.
When the anode has eroded to approximately one-half its original size, it
should be replaced. Ask your dealer for
this service or you can do it yourself if
you have a torque wrench of the proper type.
1) Unscrew the two mounting bolts that
secure the anode to the jet pump
outlet.
2) Clean the mounting-bolts threads,
then coat them with Loctite® 242,
available from your Yamaha dealer.
3) Install the new anode. Tighten the
mounting bolts to specification.
CAUTION:
Anode Bolt Torque:
50~80 kgf-cm (47~70 inch-pounds)
1
1 ANODE
Inspect the anodes each time the boat
is removed from the water. It is normal
for them to look corroded and rough.
Replace the anodes when they are
approximately one half of their original
size.
CAUTION:
•
Failure to replace anodes when
necessary can result in permanent damage to the jet pump outlets and other metal components
on the boat.
•
Never paint the anodes. A coating
of any kind will prevent the anode
from functioning, exposing other
components to galvanic corrosion damage.
4-15
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
FUSE REPLACEMENT
3
4
The fuse is in the ignition coil holder. To
replace the fuse, unscrew the cap and
pull the two red leads out with the fuse
holder. Open the fuse holder and
replace the fuse.
➀ Ignition coil holder ➂ Fuse (10A)
➁ Cap
4 Fuse holder
Accessory Fuse
2
1
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.
BATTERY
NOTE: These general guidelines apply
to many commonly used battery types
(but not, for example, to maintenancefree batteries). Consult the battery
manufacturer’s instructions before performing battery maintenance.
Check the level of the battery fluid and
see if the terminals are tight. Add distilled water if the fluid level is low.
CAUTION:
● Be careful not to place the battery
on its side.
● Remove the battery from the boat
before adding distilled water or
recharging.
➀ Fuse (20A)
➁ Battery switch
The fuse is on the red lead wire coming
from the battery switch. Open the fuse
box and replace the fuse.
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MAINTENANCE & CARE
WARNING
Battery electrolyte is poisonous and
dangerous, causing severe burns,
etc. It contains sulfuric acid. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidote:
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.
A battery produces explosive gases.
Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc.,
away. Ventilate when charging or
using in enclosed space. Always
shield eyes when working near batteries.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Replenishing the Battery Fluid
A poorly maintained battery will deteriorate quickly. The battery fluid should
be checked before every outing.
Fill to the manufacturer’s recommended level when necessary. Top up only
with distilled water (or pure de-ionized
water) suitable to use in batteries.
4
Recharging
WARNING
● When charging the battery, keep
it well away from sparks and
open flames, as it gives off explosive gases.
● When using a battery charger,
connect the battery to the charger before you turn on the charger.
This will prevent sparking at the
terminals that could ignite battery gases.
● If jump-starting the engine is necessary in an emergency, follow
the instructions on page 5-4.
Improper jump-starting could
cause sparking and explosion.
1) Remove the caps from the cells.
Add distilled water if necessary to
top up the electrolyte to the proper
level.
2) Follow the battery manufacturer’s
instructions for charging.
Connecting the Battery Terminals
Always make sure the connections are
correct when you install the battery in
the boat. Make sure that the breather
pipe is properly connected and that it is
not damaged or obstructed.
CAUTION:
Normal tap water contains minerals
which are harmful to a battery;
therefore, refill only with distilled
water.
4-17
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
Battery Switch
This model includes a battery disconnect switch. Turn this switch to the Off
position when you want to be sure no
battery power is available, such as during storage to prevent accidental discharge of the battery or during service
work.
5 3
4
1
2
CAUTION:
➀ Positive (+) Battery cable (Red)
➁ Negative (–) Battery cable (Black)
➂ Accessory (+) Lead (Red/Black)
With the battery switch in the Off
position, the bilge pump will not
work, even if the bilge pump switch
is in the On position. The bilge could
fill with water.
4 Accessory (–) Lead (Black)
5 Battery Switch
CAUTION:
BATTERY REMOVAL: Disconnect
battery leads before removing the
battery. Disconnect the negative (–)
lead first.
BATTERY INSTALLATION: Connect
the red (+) lead and accessory red
(+) lead to the positive (+) terminal of
the battery. Connect the black (–)
lead and the black (–) accessory
lead to the negative (–) terminal of
the battery.
4-18
MAINTENANCE & CARE
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
ITEM
VEHICLE CAPACITY
Maximum people on board
Maximum load capacity
DIMENSIONS
Length
Beam
Draft
Dry weight
Height on trailer
PERFORMANCE
Maximum output
Maximum fuel consumption
Cruising range (full throttle)
ENGINE
Number of engines
Engine type
Number of cylinder
Displacement
Bore & stroke
Compression ratio
Lubrication system
Cooling system
Starting system
Ignition system
Spark plug
Spark plug gap
Recommended battery
Battery capacity
Charging system
DRIVE UNIT
Propulsion system
Jet pump type
Impeller rotation
Impeller pitch
Transmission
Steering (nozzle) angle
FUEL AND OIL
Fuel
Recommended engine oil
Fuel tank capacity
Oil tank capacity
UNIT
SX230: SRT1000A-E
AR230: SRT1000B-E
Number of people
lb.
10
1800
feet / inches
feet / inches
inches
lb.
feet / inches
23' / 276"
8.5' /102"
18"
3025
6.92' / 83"
HP (kW) / rpm
US gal/h (L / h)
hr.
140 (103) @ 10,000
11.6 gal (44)
2.2
cc (cu. in)
mm (in.)
mm (in.)
Qty: 1
Voltage - Amp Hours
2
4-stroke
4 cylinders each engine
998 (60.9) each engine
74 x 58 (2.91 x 2.28)
11.4:1
Dry sump
Water-cooled
Electric starter
TCI
NGK CR9EB
0.7 ~0.8 mm (0.028"~0.031")
Marine Grade Group 24 Dual Purpose
675 Marine Cranking Amp
12 -100
Flywheel magneto
Jet pump
Axial flow, single stage w/reverse
Counter clockwise (rear view)
Port 16.3° / Starboard 17.3°
Direct drive from engine
23° + 1°
API
SAE
US gal (L)
US qt (L)
4-19
4
Regular unleaded gasoline
4-stroke motor oil
SE, SF, SG, SH, or SJ
10W-30
50.0 gal (189 L)
4.5 qt (4.3 L) Each engine
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
ITEM
VEHICLE CAPACITY
Maximum people on board
Maximum load capacity
DIMENSIONS
Length
Beam
Draft
Dry weight
Height on trailer
PERFORMANCE
Maximum output
Maximum fuel consumption
Cruising range (full throttle)
ENGINE
Number of engines
Engine type
Number of cylinder
Displacement
Bore & stroke
Compression ratio
Lubrication system
Cooling system
Starting system
Ignition system
Spark plug
Spark plug gap
Recommended battery
Battery capacity
Charging system
DRIVE UNIT
Propulsion system
Jet pump type
Impeller rotation
Impeller pitch
Transmission
Steering (nozzle) angle
FUEL AND OIL
Fuel
Recommended engine oil
Fuel tank capacity
Oil tank capacity
UNIT
SX230HO: SRT1100-E/A-E
AR230HO: SRT1100B-E
Number of people
lb.
10
1800
feet / inches
feet / inches
inches
lb.
feet
23' / 276"
8.5' /102"
18"
SX: 3025
AR: 3100
SX: 6.92'
AR: 10.3'
HP (kW) / rpm
US gal/h (L / h)
hr.
160 (117) @ 10,000 each engine
11.9 gal (45) each engine
2.1
cc (cu. in)
mm (in.)
mm (in.)
Qty: 1
Voltage - Amp Hours
2
4-stroke
4 cylinders each engine
1052 (64.2) each engine
76 x 58 (2.99 x 2.28)
11.9:1
Dry sump
Water-cooled
Electric starter
TCI
NGK CR9EB
0.7 ~0.8 mm (0.028"~0.031")
Marine Grade Group 24 Dual Purpose
675 Marine Cranking Amp
12 -100
Flywheel magneto
Jet pump
Axial flow, single stage w/reverse
Counter clockwise (rear view)
Port 18.1° / Starboard 15.1°
Direct drive from engine
23° + 1°
API
SAE
US gal (L)
US qt (L)
4-20
Regular unleaded gasoline
4-stroke motor oil
SE, SF, SG, SH, or SJ
10W-30
50.0 gal (189 L)
4.5 qt (4.3 L) Each engine
Chapter 5
TROUBLESHOOTING &
SPECIAL PROCEDURES
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Troubleshooting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
SPECIAL PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing the Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running on One Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jet Pump Clean-Out Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-3
5-3
5-3
5-4
5-5
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
5
TROUBLESHOOTING
If any trouble happens on your boat, use this section to check for possible cause. If you cannot
find the cause or if the procedure for replacement or repair is not described in this owner’s manual, ask your Yamaha Boat dealer or qualified mechanic for the proper service.
The Troubleshooting Chart contains: “TROUBLE,” “POSSIBLE CAUSE,” “REMEDY,” and “REFER
PAGE.”
Check the possible cause and remedy, and also the referred page for the maintenance steps to
solve the trouble.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
TROUBLE
• Starter motor
does not turn
over
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Fuse
• Battery
• Starter motor
turns over/
engine does
not start
REMEDY
Page
Burned out
• Replace the fuse and
check wiring
4-16
Run down
• Recharge
4-17
Poor terminal
connections
• Tighten as required
4-17
4-18
5-5
Battery switch off
• Turn on switch
• Jet pump
cleanout hatch
Not latched
• Latch securely
• Starter
component
Faulty
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
• Shift lever
Not in Neutral
• Shift to Neutral
2-7
• Engine shut-off
switch
Clip on cord is not
in place
• Install clip in engine
shut-off switch
2-6
Empty
• Refill as soon as possible*
3-2
Stale or
contaminated
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
Water or dust
collected
• Have service at
Yamaha dealer
Built-up pressure
• Open the fuel tank filler
cap and release pressure
3-14
• Spark plug
Fouled or defective
• Clean or replace
4-7
• Spark plug cap
Not fitted or loose
• Fit properly
4-7
Filled with fuel
• Have serviced at
Yamaha Dealer
Filled with water
• Crank engine with
spark plug out until clean
Clogged or water
collected
• Have serviced at
Yamaha Dealer
• Fuel
• Fuel tank
• Crankcase
• Fuel filter
5-1
5
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
TROUBLE
Engine runs
irregularly or
stalls
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Fuel
• Fuel filter
• Spark plug
REMEDY
Page
Empty
• Refill as soon as possible
3-2
Stale or
contaminated
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
Water or dust
collected
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
Fouled or defective
• Replace
4-7
Incorrect heat range
• Replace
4-7
Gap incorrect
• Adjust
4-7
Loose
• Fit properly
4-7
Loose electrical
connections
• Tighten or connect properly
4-7
Cracked, torn or
damaged
• Replace
Engine won’t run
• Engine
over 3,000 rpm
overheat**
Jet intake clogged
• Clean
5-5
Cooling system
clogged
• Clean
4-1
Boat speed
too slow or
loses power
Jet intake clogged
• Clean
5-5
Jet intake clogged
• Clean
5-5
Cooling system
clogged
• Clean
4-1
Clogged
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
Fouled or defective
• Replace
4-7
Incorrect heat range
• Replace
4-7
• Adjust
4-7
• Fit properly
4-7
• Spark plug cap
• Cavitation
• Engine
overheat**
• Fuel Filter
• Spark plug
Gap incorrect
• Spark plug caps Loose
• Fuel
Stale or
contaminated
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
** Engine speed will be limited to 3,500 rpm by the overheat warning device.
5-2
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
EMERGENCY
PROCEDURES
5
WARNING
The operator of the towing boat
must keep speed to a minimum and
avoid traffic or obstacles which
could be a hazard to the driver on
the boat.
TOWING THE BOAT
RUNNING ON ONE ENGINE
If one engine becomes inoperative, the
properly running engine can be used to
return to shore. Operate at a “no wake”
speed to prevent water from flooding
the non-operating engine through the
cooling water intake. The “No-Wake
Mode” system can be used for this purpose. (See page 2-15.)
1
➀
Bow eye
The boat should be towed only if it
becomes inoperative.
CAUTION:
The towing rope should be long enough
so that the boat will not collide with the
towing boat when slowing down. A
good rule of thumb is a tow rope which
is three times the combined length of
the towing boat and the boat.
Do not operate the boat above a “no
wake” speed with just one engine.
Severe engine damage could result
because water can flood the nonoperating engines through the cooling water intake.
Tow the boat using the bow eye only.
Tow the boat at a “no wake” speed.
CAUTION:
Do not tow the boat at speed fast
enough to leave a wake. Severe
engine damage could result
because water can flood the nonoperating engines through the cooling water intake.
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5
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
2) Connect one end of the negative (–)
jumper cable to the negative (–) terminal of the booster battery.
JUMP STARTING
3) Connect the other end of the negative (–) cable to an engine hanger
on either side of the engine oil tank.
ENGINE
HANGER
2
➀
➁
1
Negative (–) jumper cable
Positive (+) jumper cable
If the boat battery runs down, the
engines can be started in an emergency using a 12-volt battery and
jumper cables.
CAUTION:
WARNING
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY
RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING:
Be sure all connections are secure
and correct before attempting to start
the engine. Any wrong connection
may damage the electrical system.
● If blower will not operate, ventilate engine compartment by
opening engine compartment
hatch for several minutes before
attempting a jump start.
4) Start the engine, then disconnect
the cables by reversing the above
steps.
● Do not connect the negative (–)
jumper cable to the negative (–)
terminal of the dead battery.
Sparks could ignite battery or
fuel vapors, which could cause
an explosion.
CAUTION:
Do not turn the starter motor for
more than 5 seconds. If the engine
does not start in 5 seconds, release
the starter switch and try again after
15 seconds. Continuous cranking for
more than 5 seconds will discharge
the battery and the engine will not
start. The starter motor may also be
damaged if it is engaged continuously for more than five seconds.
To connect the jumper cables:
1) Connect the positive (+) terminal of
the dead battery to the positive terminal (+)of the booster battery with
the positive jumper cable.
5-4
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
5
JET PUMP CLEAN-OUT
PROCEDURE
WARNING
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY
RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING:
● Turn off and remove both ignition
keys, remove lanyard, and wait for
all movement to stop before
removing access port caps.
3) Check that the retaining cord is
securely attached to the cap and
retaining strap. Press the release
button and lift the cap up out of the
port. Set the cap where it cannot be
accidentally knocked overboard.
● Never override interlocks to run
engine with hatch open.
● The impeller has sharp edges. Be
careful when reaching into jet
pump area.
If weeds or debris get caught in the
intake or impeller, cavitation can occur,
and though the engine speed rises, forward thrust will decrease. If this condition is allowed to continue, pump
damage can occur and the engines
may overheat and seize. If there is any
sign that the jet intake or impeller is
clogged with weeds or debris, follow
this cleanout procedure.
4) Remove any weeds or debris from
the drive shaft, impeller, pump housing, and steering nozzle. If you cannot remove the debris, consult your
Yamaha Boat Dealer.
1) Turn off and remove ignition keys,
remove lanyard, and wait for all
movement to stop.
2) Lift the hatch on the rear platform.
5) To reinstall the access port cap, first
clean off any sand or other foreign
matter from the cap or port surfaces.
Insert the cap so that its slot faces
the bow and lines up with the projection in the access port wall.
5-5
5
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
6) Press the T-handle down firmly to
lock the cap in place. Pull up forcefully on the handle to be sure it is
locked. If a strong pull will move the
handle, it is not locked securely –
the cap could be forced out by water
pressure during operation.
PUSH
LOCK
CAUTION:
● Be sure the caps are locked
securely in place. Otherwise the
cap could be forced out of the
access ports by water pressure,
causing loss of performance and
possible damage.
● The hatch cover has interlocks to
shut off the engines should the
hatch be accidentally opened
during operation. The engines
will not restart unless the hatch
is closed and latched.
PUSH
LOCK
PUSH
UNLOCK
PUSH
UNLOCK
5-6
Chapter 6
CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
BOATING TERMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
SAMPLE FLOAT PLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
6
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA
YAMAHA BOAT LIMITED WARRANTY
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA hereby warrants that new Yamaha Boats will be free from defects
in materials or workmanship for the period of time stated herein, subject to certain stated limitations.
PERIOD OF WARRANTY: The hull and deck on any new Yamaha Boat purchased for pleasure
use from an authorized Yamaha Boat dealer in the United States will be warranted against major
structural defects for a period of five (5) years in pleasure use, or for one (1) year in commercial
applications. All other Yamaha Boat components will be warranted against defects in material or
workmanship, subject to exclusions noted herein, for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase in pleasure use, or ninety (90) days from the date of purchase in commercial applications.
Replacement parts used in warranty repairs will be warranted for the balance of the applicable
warranty period.
The warranty described here applies to boats purchased and registered for use in the United
States only. For warranty provisions outside the United States, contact that particular country’s
local Yamaha distributor.
OBTAINING REPAIRS UNDER WARRANTY: During the period of warranty, any authorized
Yamaha Boat 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, USA.
CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY: Under the terms of this warranty, the customer will be responsible for ensuring that the boat is properly operated, maintained, and stored as specified in the
applicable Owner’s Manual.
The owner of the boat shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha Boat dealer of any and all apparent defects within ten (10) days of discovery and make the boat 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 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 boat 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.
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
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 boat to and from an authorized Yamaha Boat
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 boat inspected by an authorized Yamaha Boat dealer
and requesting the dealer to submit a change of registration to Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
within ten (10) days of the transfer.
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA 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, USA 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.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA
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 boat out of oil, operating the boat 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 Boat 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 boat itself.
Q. May I perform any or all of the recommended maintenance shown in the Owner’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 and
Service Manual. We do recommend, however, that items requiring special tools or equipment
be done by a Yamaha Boat dealer.
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
6
Q. Will the warranty be void or cancelled if I do not operate or maintain my new boat exactly as
specified in the Owner’s Manual?
A. No. The warranty on a new boat cannot be “voided” or “cancelled.” However, if a particular failure is caused by operation or maintenance other than as shown in the Owner’s Manual, that
failure may not be covered under warranty.
Q. What responsibility does my dealer have under this warranty?
A. Each Yamaha Boat dealer is expected to:
1. Completely set up each new boat 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 Boat 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 Boat dealer for the policy to remain
effective.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
If your boat requires warranty service, you must take it to any authorized Yamaha Boat dealer within the 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, USA
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 compiled
from the purchase registrations sent to Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA by the selling dealer at
the time of your purchase.
If you should move after you have purchased your new boat, 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, USA
WARRANTY DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
This will ensure that Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA has an up-to-date registration record in
accordance with federal law.
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
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.
Keep your Yamaha Boat protected even after
the 1-year warranty coverage provisions
expire 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. coverage is honored at any authorized Yamaha dealer nationwide.
● Y.E.S. is flexible.You choose the plan that’s
right for you: 12 months, 24 months, or 36
months beyond the 1-year warranty coverage period. That means you can get up to
5 years of coverage on the power train,
controls, and other components to match
the comforting 5-year standard protection
on the hull.
● Y.E.S. coverage is transferrable to a new
owner if you sell or trade-in. That can
make your Yamaha Boat 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 first year
of 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’ll get the excellent benefits of TRIP coverage right away, and you’ll rest easy knowing
you’ll have strong factory-backed protection
even after your Yamaha Limited Warranty
expires. See your dealer today!
● 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 limitations on hours of use. Coverage isn’t
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.
A special note:
If visiting your dealer isn’t convenient, contact
Yamaha with your Primary ID number or Hull
Identification Number. We’ll be happy to help
you get the Y.E.S. coverage you need.
● You don’t have to pay anything for covered
repairs. There’s no deductible to pay, and
repairs aren’t “prorated.” You don’t have
any “out-of-pocket” expenses for covered
repairs.
Yamaha Service Marketing
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, CA 90630
1-(866)-YES-EXTD
(1-866-937-3983)
● 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
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
6
BOATING TERMS
TERM
DEFINITION
Bow
The front part of the boat.
Deck
The “floor” or upper structure which covers the hull.
Give-Way
The vessel which must yield the right-of-way when two boats
meet.
Gunwale
The meeting junction of the deck and hull; the upper edge
around the boat. Pronounced “gun’l.”
Hatch
An opening in the deck which provides access below.
Helm
The steering console.
Hull
The basic part of the boat; the under side.
Lanyard
The cord or tether that connects the operator to the engine stop
switch so the engines will stop if the operator accidentally
leaves the helm.
PFD
A Personal Flotation Device, also known as a “life jacket.”
Planing
Traveling at a speed fast enough so the boat has leveled out
and is skimming on top of the water. There is a wake.
Port
The left side of the boat.
Stand-On
The vessel with the right-of-way when two boats meet.
Starboard
The right side of the boat.
Stern
The back part of the boat.
Sub-Planing
Traveling at a medium speed. The bow of the boat is out of the
water, but you are still traveling through the water. There is a
wake.
Transom
The vertical part of the stern.
Trolling
Traveling at idle speed, using little or no throttle. The boat is
down in the water and it is not leaving a wake.
Wake
The visible track of disturbed water that the boat leaves behind
as it moves in the water.
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SAMPLE FLOAT PLAN
Leave a float plan with a responsible person on shore before boating. The example below can be copied and used.
FLOAT PLAN
VESSEL INFORMATION
BOAT MAKE:
Yamaha
MOTOR TYPE: Jet
MODEL:
LENGTH.:
REGISTRATION NO:
DECK COLOR:
HULL COLOR:
PASSENGER
OPERATOR
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
PASSENGER #1:
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
PASSENGER #2:
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
PASSENGER #3:
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
PASSENGER #4:
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
DEPARTURE INFORMATION
POINT OF DEPARTURE:
TOW VEHICLE
MAKE/MODEL
DATE/TIME:
LICENSE:
TRAILER LICENSE:
DESTINATION INFORMATION
DESTINATION:
LORAN OR GPS COORDINATES:
INTENDED ACTIVITY:
EXPECTED RETURN
DATE:
TIME:
LOCAL U.S. COAST GUARD PHONE #:
NOTES:
HULL COLOR:
PASSENGER
OPERATOR
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
PASSENGER #1:
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
6
A
Change of address (warranty) . . . . . . 6-3
Access Port Caps . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6, 5-5
Checks:
Adjustment and Maintenance . . . . . . . 4-5
Access port caps . . . . . . . . . . 3-6, 5-5
Age Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Battery condition . . . . . . 3-7, 4-3, 4-16
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Bilge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Anchor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Cooling water pilot outlets . . . . . . 3-10
Anchoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Anodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Fire extinguisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Fuel leak . . . . . . . . . 3-8, 3-9, 4-4, 4-10
Fuel/oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
B
Jet intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7, 5-5
Bad weather operation . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Pre-operation checks . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Basic skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Post-operation checks . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7, 4-3, 4-16
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5, 3-5, 4-13
Battery switch . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7, 4-3, 4-18
Throttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5, 4-14
Beaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Checklists . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9, 3-4, 4-6, 5-1
Bearing housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Circuit breakers and fuses . . . 2-15, 4-15
Bilge pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14, 3-8
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Bimini top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11, 4-4
Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14, 3-9
Cleaning jet pump, intake,
and impeller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Boarding from a dock or
landing jetty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Cleats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Connecting battery terminals . . . . . . 4-16
Boarding from the water . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Connecting jumper cables . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Boat characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Control levers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-7
Boat education and training . . . . . . . 1-19
Cooling system flushing . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Boating safety information . . . . . . . . 1-19
Cooling water pilot outlets . . . . 2-13, 3-10
Boating terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Cord, Engine Shut-off . . . . . . . .1-12, 2-6,
3-10, 3-14, 5-1,
Crossing (Rules of the Road) . . . . . . 1-16
Bow eye . . . . . . . . . . 2-2, 3-23, 3-28, 5-3
Brakes, not having . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Break-in procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Cruising limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Buoys and other markers . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Customer’s responsibility (warranty) . . 6-1
C
Customer Service (warranty) . . . . . . . 6-3
Capacity limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
D
Carbon monoxide . . . . . . . . . . 1-12, 3-13
Deck drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Caution labels . . . . . . . . 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7
Deep alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
6-7
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
Depth sounder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10
Fuses and circuit breakers . . . 2-15, 4-16
Docking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
G
Drain plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8, 3-26, 4-4
Garden hose adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Draining the bilge . . . . . . . . 3-8, 3-26, 4-4
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
E
Gasoline and engine
oil filling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Electrical box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 4-16
Gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
“Emergency” procedures . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Getting to know your boat . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 3-9
Grease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Engine hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Grease nipples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2, 3-3, 4-11
Grease points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Engine serial numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Engine shut-off
cord . . . . . . . 1-12, 2-6, 3-10, 3-14, 5-1
H
Enjoy your boat responsibly . . . . . . . 1-20
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9, 1-17, 3-10
Exclusions from warranty . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Hull Identification Number . . . . . . . . . 1-1
F
I
Filling the gasoline tank . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Identification number records . . . . . . . 1-1
Filter, air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Ignition switches . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6, 3-14
Fire extinguisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Important labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Float plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10, 6-6
Intake grates . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13, 3-7, 5-5
Hood latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Flush hose connector . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 4-1
J
Flushing the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Jet intakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13, 3-7, 5-5
Flushing the hull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Jet nozzles . . . 1-12, 1-13, 3-5, 3-18, 4-14
Fogging engine with oil . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Jet propulsion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12, 3-18
Free accelerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Jet pump clean-out procedures . . . . . 5-5
Fuel and engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1, 3-2
Jet pump cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Fuel conditioner and stabilizer . . . . . . 4-1
Jumps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Fuel level gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
L
Fuel requirements . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1, 4-18
Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4, 2-19, 3-20
Fuel system inspection . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Lanyard (engine shut-off
cord) . . . . . . 1-12, 2-6, 3-10, 3-14, 5-1
Fuel tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Fuel tank capacity . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2, 4-18
Launching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
Fuel tank filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Lights . . . . . . . . . 1-9, 1-13, 2-2, 2-14, 3-9
Fuse replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Limit on running engine out of water . . 4-2
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
6
Limit on starter motor
running period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Pre-operation checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Limitations on who may
operate boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Primary Identification number . . . . . . . 1-1
Pre-operation checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Protective apparel . . . . . . . . . . 1-11, 1-14
Load limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Location of labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
R
Location of main components . . . . . . 2-1
Reading owner’s manual . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . 3-2, 3-3, 4-2, 4-8
Recharging battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
Replenishing the battery fluid . . . . . . 4-17
M, N
Reverse gate . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9, 3-5, 4-14
Main switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Reverse operation . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13, 2-9
Meeting other vessels
(Rules of the Road) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Rough water operation . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Rules of the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11, 4-5, 6-1
Rules when encountering
other vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Night operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
No-wake mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
S
O
Sacrificial anodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Obtaining repairs under warranty . . . . 6-1
Safety information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Oil filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6, 4-11
Seat grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11, 2-2
Oil filter replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Seating positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Oil tank . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-11
Self-bailing deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Oil filling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2, 4-11
Shallow alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-11
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Shallow water
operation . . . . . . 1-10, 2-11, 3-13, 3-22
Operation of controls and
other functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7, 3-5
Operational requirements . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Spark plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 4-7, 4-18
Overheat warning system . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Specific parts excluded
from warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Overtaking another vessel
(Rules of the Road) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
P, Q
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11, 3-19
Starting the engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Period of warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5, 3-5, 3-18
Periodic inspection chart . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Steering and sailing rules and
sound signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Personal Flotation
Devices . . . . . . . . . 1-9, 1-11, 1-14, 3-17
Steering cable ball joints and
inner wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Post-operation checks . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
Steering inspection . . . . . . . . . . 3-5, 4-13
6-9
6
CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
Steering pivot points, greasing . . . . . . 4-8
W, X
Steering wheel
tilt adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Wakeboarding . . . . . . . . 1-14, 2-20, 3-17
Stern light . . . . . . . . . 1-13, 2-2, 2-14, 3-9
Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Stopping the engines . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Warning labels . . . . . . . 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7
Warning light, low fuel . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Warranty period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Storage compartments . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Warranty questions and answers . . . . 6-3
Swimmers and traffic . . . 1-10, 1-12, 3-17
Water-skiing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14, 3-17
Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4, 2-6, 2-14
Wetsuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14, 3-17
T
Y, Z
Tachometers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.) . . 6-4
Throttle/shift . . . . . . . 1-12, 2-7, 3-5, 3-18
Throttle cable inspection . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Throttle levers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7, 3-5
Thrust used for turning . . . . . . 1-12, 3-18
Tilt adjustment, steering . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Tool kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9, 4-5
Tow rope length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Towing the boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Trailering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
Trolling speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18, 6-5
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Turning . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12, 2-5, 3-5, 3-18
U, V
United States Coast Guard . . . . . . . 1-19
Ventilating engine
compartment . . . . . . . . . 2-14, 3-9, 5-4
6-10
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