Yamaha 2008 SuperJet Operator`s manual

2008
SuperJet
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
U.S.A. Edition
READ THIS MANUAL
CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION!
LIT-18626-07-20
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Important manual information
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To the owner/operator
Thank you for choosing a Yamaha watercraft.
This owner’s/operator’s manual contains information you will need for proper operation,
maintenance, and care. A thorough understanding of these simple instructions will help
you to obtain maximum enjoyment from your
new Yamaha. If you have any questions
about the operation or maintenance of your
watercraft, please consult a Yamaha dealer.
Because Yamaha has a policy of continuing
product improvement, this product may not be
exactly as described in this owner’s/operator’s manual. Specifications are subject to
change without notice.
This manual should be considered a permanent part of this watercraft and should remain
with it even if the watercraft is subsequently
sold.
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!
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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 watercraft.
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CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates special precautions
that must be taken to avoid damage to the
watercraft.
NOTE:
A NOTE provides key information to make
procedures easier or clearer.
SuperJet
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
©2007 by Yamaha Motor Corporation,
USA
1st Edition, July 2007
All rights reserved.
Any reprinting or unauthorized use
without the written permission of
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
is expressly prohibited.
Printed in Japan
P/N LIT-18626-07-20
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Table of contents
General and important labels........... 1
Identification numbers .................... 1
Primary Identification (PRI-ID)
number ........................................... 1
Hull Identification Number (HIN) ........ 1
Engine serial number ........................ 1
Emission control information .......... 2
Approval label of emission control
certificate ........................................ 2
Manufactured date label .................... 2
Important labels .............................. 3
Bow rope hole .................................
Stern rope hole ................................
Engine overheat warning system ....
Storage pouch .................................
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Operation ......................................... 31
Fuel and oil .................................. 31
Gasoline ..........................................
2-stroke engine oil ...........................
Mixing fuel and oil ............................
Filling the fuel tank ..........................
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Warning labels ................................... 4
Other labels ....................................... 6
Pre-operation checks ................... 33
Safety information............................. 8
Limitations on who may operate
the watercraft .............................. 8
Cruising limitations ......................... 9
Operation requirements ............... 10
Recommended equipment ........... 13
Hazard information ....................... 13
Watercraft characteristics ............. 14
Rules of the Road ........................ 15
To get more boating safety
information ................................ 19
Enjoy your watercraft
responsibly ................................ 20
Operation ..................................... 39
Features and functions................... 21
Location of main components ...... 21
Operation of controls and other
functions .................................... 23
Hood ................................................
Fuel tank filler cap ...........................
Fuel cock knob ................................
Engine stop switch ..........................
Engine shut-off switch .....................
Start switch ......................................
Choke knob .....................................
Throttle lever ...................................
Cooling water pilot outlet .................
Steering system ...............................
Steering pole ...................................
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Pre-operation check list ................... 33
Pre-operation check points .............. 34
Engine break-in ...............................
Launching the watercraft .................
Starting the engine ..........................
Stopping the engine ........................
Leaving the watercraft .....................
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Operating your watercraft ............ 42
Getting to know your watercraft .......
Learning to operate your
watercraft .....................................
Operating positions .........................
Starting the watercraft .....................
Boarding and starting in deep
water ............................................
Capsized watercraft .........................
Turning the watercraft .....................
Stopping the watercraft ...................
Beaching the watercraft ...................
Rough water operation ....................
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Post-operation care ...................... 50
Transporting ................................. 51
Maintenance and care .................... 52
Storage ........................................ 52
Flushing the cooling system ............
Lubrication .......................................
Fuel system .....................................
Battery .............................................
Cleaning the watercraft ...................
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Maintenance and adjustments ..... 55
Owner’s/operator’s manual and
tool kit ...........................................
Periodic maintenance chart .............
Checking the fuel system ................
Checking the jet thrust nozzle
angle ............................................
Adjusting the steering friction ..........
Adjusting the jet thrust nozzle
angle ............................................
Checking and adjusting the throttle
cable ............................................
Cleaning and adjusting the spark
plugs ............................................
Lubrication points ............................
Adjusting the choke cable ...............
Checking the battery .......................
Adjusting the carburetor ..................
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Specifications .................................. 68
Specifications ................................ 68
Trouble recovery ............................. 69
Troubleshooting ........................... 69
Troubleshooting chart ...................... 69
Emergency procedures ................ 71
Cleaning the jet intake and
impeller ........................................
Jumping the battery .........................
Replacing the fuse ...........................
Towing the watercraft ......................
Submerged watercraft .....................
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Consumer information.................... 75
Limited warranty ........................... 75
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE
(Y.E.S.) ...................................... 77
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General and important labels
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Identification numbers
Record the Primary Identification (PRI-ID)
number, Hull Identification Number (HIN), and
engine serial number in the spaces provided
for assistance when ordering spare parts from
a Yamaha dealer. Also record and keep these
ID numbers in a separate place in case your
watercraft is stolen.
Hull Identification Number (HIN)
The HIN is stamped on a plate attached to the
hull on the aft, starboard (right) side.
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Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number
The PRI-ID number is stamped on a plate attached inside the engine compartment.
1 Hull Identification Number (HIN) location
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Engine serial number
The engine serial number is stamped on a
plate attached to the engine unit.
1 Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number location
1 Engine serial number location
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Emission control information
This engine conforms to 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations
for marine SI engines.
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Manufactured date label
This label is attached to the electrical box and
muffler.
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Approval label of emission control
certificate
This label is attached to the electrical box and
muffler.
1 Manufactured date label location
1 Emission control information label location
1 Manufactured date label location
1 Emission control information label location
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Important labels
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Warning labels
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Other labels
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The following label indicates the correct direction to upright a capsized watercraft.
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Safety information
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The safe use and operation of this watercraft is dependent upon the use of proper
riding techniques, as well as upon the
common sense, good judgment, and expertise of the operator. Every operator
should know the following requirements
before riding the watercraft.
● Before operating the watercraft, read this
owner’s/operator’s manual, the Riding
Practice Guide, the Riding Instruction card,
and all warning and caution labels on the
watercraft. Also, watch the Basic Orientation Video provided with your watercraft.
These materials should give you an understanding of the watercraft and its operation.
● Never allow anyone to operate this watercraft until they too have read this owner’s/operator’s manual, the Riding Practice
Guide, the Riding Instruction card, and all
warning and caution labels, and, if possible,
watched the Basic Orientation Video.
Showing them the video may help reinforce
the information contained in these materials.
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Limitations on who may
operate the watercraft
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Yamaha recommends a minimum operator
age of 16 years old.
Adults must supervise use by minors.
Know the operator age and training requirements for your state. A boating safety
course is recommended and may be required in your state. You can find local rules
by contacting the United States Coast
Guard (USCG), the National Association of
State Boating Law Administrators, or your
local Power Squadron.
This watercraft is designed to carry the operator only. Never have more than one person on the watercraft at any time.
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Cruising limitations
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Scan constantly for people, objects, and
other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that
limit your visibility or block your vision of
others.
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Operate defensively at safe speeds and
keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other watercraft.
Do not follow directly behind watercraft or
other boats.
Do not go near others to spray or splash
them with water.
Avoid sharp turns or other maneuvers that
make it hard for others to avoid you or understand where you are going.
Avoid areas with submerged objects or
shallow water.
Take early action to avoid collisions. Remember, watercraft and other boats do not
have brakes.
Do not release the throttle lever when trying
to steer away from objects—you need throttle to steer. Always check throttle and steering controls before starting the watercraft.
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 wakes or waves can
increase the risk of back/spinal injury (paralysis), facial injuries, and broken legs, an-
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kles, and other bones. Do not jump wakes
or waves.
Do not operate the watercraft in rough water, bad weather, or when visibility is poor;
this may lead to an accident causing injury
or death. Be alert to the possibility of adverse weather. Take note of weather forecasts and the prevailing weather conditions
before setting out on your watercraft.
As with any water sport, you should not operate your watercraft without someone else
nearby. If you operate further than swimming distance from shore, you should be
accompanied by another boat or watercraft,
but make sure you stay a safe distance
away. It’s good, common sense!
Never operate in water that is less than 60
cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise you increase your
chance of hitting a submerged object,
which could result in injury.
This watercraft is not equipped with lighting
required for night operation. Do not operate
the watercraft after sunset or before dawn,
otherwise you increase the risk of colliding
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with another boat, which could result in severe injury or death.
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Operation requirements
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Follow navigation rules, and state/provincial and local laws that apply to watercraft.
All riders must wear a U.S. Coast Guard
(USCG) approved personal flotation device
(PFD) that is suitable for personal watercraft use.
Wear protective clothing. Severe internal
injuries can occur if water is forced into
body cavities as a result of falling into the
water or being near the jet thrust nozzle.
Normal swimwear does not adequately protect against forceful water entry into the rectum or vagina. All riders must wear a
wetsuit bottom or clothing that provides
equivalent protection. Such clothing includes thick, tightly woven, sturdy and
snug-fitting apparel such as denim, but
does not include spandex or similar fabrics,
like those used in bicycle shorts.
1 USCG approved PFD
2 Wetsuit bottom
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Eye protection is recommended to keep
wind, water, and glare from the sun out of
your eyes while you operate your watercraft. Restraining straps for eyewear are
made which are designed to float should
your eyewear fall in the water.
Footwear and gloves are recommended.
Helmets meeting Snell or DOT standards
are required for IJSBA-sanctioned races.
You must decide whether to wear a helmet
while you ride for recreation. You should
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know that a helmet could help protect you in
certain kinds of accidents and that it could
injure you in others.
A helmet is designed to provide some head
protection. Although helmets cannot protect
against all foreseeable impacts, a helmet
might reduce your injuries in a collision with
a boat or other obstacle.
A helmet may have potential safety hazards, as well. Falling into the water could
risk the chance of the helmet catching water, commonly known as “bucketing”, and
the resulting strain on your neck could
cause choking, severe and permanent neck
injuries, or death. A helmet could also increase the risk of an accident if it reduces
your vision or hearing, or if it distracts you or
increases your fatigue.
How should you decide if a helmet’s potential safety benefits outweigh its potential
risks for you? Consider your particular
riding conditions. Consider factors such as
your riding environment and your riding
style and ability. Also consider the likelihood of traffic congestion, and the water
surface conditions. If you decide to wear a
helmet based upon your riding circumstances, choose one carefully. Look for a
helmet designed for personal watercraft
use, if possible. Consider a helmet meeting
Snell or DOT standards. If you will be engaging in closed-course competition, follow
the helmet requirements of the sanctioning
organization.
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NEVER operate the watercraft after consuming alcohol or taking other drugs.
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For reasons of safety and proper care of the
watercraft, always perform the pre-operation checks listed on page 33 before operating the watercraft.
The operator should always keep both feet
or knees on the riding tray when the watercraft is in motion. Lifting your feet increases
the chances of losing your balance or hitting
objects outside the watercraft with your
feet.
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Always consult your doctor on whether it is
safe for you to operate this watercraft if you
are pregnant or in poor health.
Do not attempt to modify this watercraft!
Modifications to your watercraft may reduce
safety and reliability, and render the watercraft unsafe or illegal for use.
Attach the engine shut-off cord to your left
wrist and keep it free from the handlebars
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so that the engine stops if you, the operator,
fall off. After riding, remove the engine shutoff cord from the watercraft to avoid accidental starting or unauthorized use by children or others.
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boating laws also require that the fire extinguisher be approved by the USCG.
Scan carefully for swimmers, and stay
away from swimming areas. Swimmers are
hard to see and you could accidentally hit
someone in the water.
Avoid being hit by another boat! You should
always take the responsibility to watch for
traffic; other boaters may not be watching
for you. If they do not see you, or if you maneuver more quickly than other boaters expect, you risk a collision.
Maintain a safe distance from other boats
and watercraft, and also watch for ski ropes
or fishing lines. Obey the “Rules of the
Road” and be sure to check behind you before making a turn. (See “Rules of the
Road” on page 15.)
According to the USCG, boats under 6.1 m
(20 ft) in length like your watercraft MUST
carry a fire extinguisher of a B-1 classification, with a capacity of two pounds or more
when navigating in waters under USCG jurisdiction. In addition, most state and local
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Recommended equipment
The following items should be carried on
board your watercraft:
● Sound-signaling device
You should carry a whistle or other soundsignaling device that can be used to signal
other boats. See “Rules of the Road” for
more information.
● Visual distress signals
It is recommended that a U.S. Coast Guard
approved pyrotechnic device be stored in a
waterproof container on your watercraft. A
mirror can also be used as an emergency
signal. Contact a Yamaha dealer or the
U.S. Coast Guard for more information.
● Watch
A watch is helpful so you will know how long
you have been operating the watercraft.
● Towline
A towline can be used to tow a disabled watercraft in an emergency.
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Hazard information
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When transporting or storing your watercraft, always turn the fuel cock knob to
“OFF”, otherwise gasoline may overflow
from the carburetor.
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Never start the engine or let it run for any
length of time in an enclosed area. Exhaust
fumes contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that may cause loss of
consciousness and death within a short
time. Always operate the watercraft in an
open area.
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contact with the rotating parts of the jet
pump.
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Watercraft characteristics
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Jet thrust turns the watercraft. Releasing
the throttle lever completely produces only
minimum thrust. If you are traveling at
speeds above trolling, you will have rapidly
decreasing ability to steer without throttle.
You may still have some turning ability immediately after releasing the throttle lever,
but once the engine slows down, the watercraft will no longer respond to handlebar input until you apply throttle again or you
reach trolling speed.
Practice turning in an open area without obstacles until you have a good feel for this
maneuver.
This watercraft is water-jet propelled. The
jet pump is directly connected to the engine.
This means that jet thrust will produce some
movement whenever the engine is running.
There is no “neutral” position.
Keep away from the intake grate while the
engine is on. Items such as long hair, loose
clothing, or PFD straps can become entangled in moving parts, resulting in severe injury or drowning.
Never insert any object into the jet thrust
nozzle while the engine is running. Severe
injury or death could result from coming in
1 Intake grate
2 Jet thrust nozzle
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Stop the engine and remove the clip from
the engine shut-off switch before removing
any debris or weeds, which may have collected around the jet intake.
1 Clip
2 Engine shut-off switch
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Avoid forceful jet thrust and limited visibility
while reboarding. Get to a standing or
kneeling position quickly, but do not expose
yourself to the forceful jet thrust.
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Rules of the Road
Your Yamaha watercraft is legally considered a powerboat. Operation of the watercraft must be in accordance with the rules
and regulations governing the waterway
on which it is used.
Just as there are rules that apply when you
are driving on streets and highways, there are
waterway rules that apply when you are operating your watercraft. These rules are used internationally, and are also enforced by the
United States Coast Guard and local agencies. You should be aware of these rules, and
follow them whenever you encounter another
vessel on the water.
Several sets of rules prevail according to geographic location, but are all basically the same
as the International Rules of the Road. The
rules presented here in this owner’s/operator’s manual are condensed, and have been
provided for your convenience only. Consult
your local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or Department of Motor Vehicles for a complete set
of rules governing the waters in which you will
be operating your watercraft.
Steering and sailing rules
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 right-of-way,
and what each vessel should do.
Stand-on vessel
The vessel with the right-of-way has the duty
to continue its course and speed, except to
avoid an immediate collision. When you maintain your direction and speed, the other vessel
will be able to determine how best to avoid
you.
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Give-way vessel
The vessel which does not have the right-ofway 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.
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
Overtaking: you are passing or being passed
by another vessel
In the following illustration, your watercraft is
in the center. You should give the right-of-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
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give-way vessels). Both you and the meeting
vessel must alter course to avoid each other.
provided the other vessel gives you the rightof-way as it should.
Meeting
If you are meeting another power-driven vessel head on, and are close enough to run the
risk of collision, neither of you has the right-ofway! 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
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.
Other special situations
There are three other rules you should be
aware of when riding your watercraft around
other vessels.
Narrow channels and bends
When navigating in narrow channels, you
should keep to the right when it is safe and
practical to do so. If the operator of a powerdriven vessel is preparing to go around a
bend that may obstruct the view of other water
vessels, the operator should sound a prolonged blast of four to six seconds on the
whistle. If another vessel is around the bend,
it too should sound the whistle. Even if no reply is heard, however, the vessel should still
proceed around the bend with caution. If you
navigate such waters with your watercraft,
you will need to carry a portable air horn,
available from local marine supply stores.
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 give-way vessel. If the other
vessel is on your port (left) side, remember
that you should maintain course and direction,
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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 right-of-way.
(2) Sailing vessels should keep clear of any
fishing vessel.
(3) In a narrow channel, a sailing vessel
should not hamper the safe passage of a
power-driven vessel that can navigate
only in such a channel.
Reading buoys and other markers
The waters of the United States are marked
for safe navigation by the lateral system of
buoyage. Simply put, buoys and markers
have an arrangement of shapes, colors, numbers, and lights to show which side of the
buoy a boater should pass on when navigating in a particular direction. The markings on
these buoys are oriented from the perspective
of being entered from seaward (the boater is
going towards the harbor). Red buoys are
passed on your starboard (right) side when
proceeding from open water into the harbor,
and black buoys are to your port (left) side. An
easy way to remember the meaning of the
colors is the phrase “red right returning”.
When navigating out of the harbor, your position with respect to the buoys should be reversed; red buoys should be to port and black
buoys to starboard.
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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.
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They signify speed zones, restricted areas,
danger areas, and general information.
Remember, markings may vary by geographic location. Always consult local boating authorities before riding your watercraft in
unfamiliar waters.
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To get more boating safety
information
Be informed about boating safety. Additional
publications and information can be obtained
from many organizations, including the following.
United States Coast Guard
Consumer Affairs Staff (G-BC)
Office of Boating, Public, and Consumer Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Washington, D.C. 20593-0001
Boating Safety Hotline: 1-800-368-5647
Other sources
You can find local rules by contacting the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, or your local Power Squadron.
Watercraft Education and Training
The Online Boating Safety Course, available
through the watercraft section of the yamahamotor.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 nonproctored, NASBLA-approved courses.
Yamaha is the watercraft industry’s leading
manufacturer to build awareness and support
for boating education. In 1997, Yamaha
launched its GET W.E.T. (Watercraft Education and Training) initiative and has since
reached out to over one million Americans
promoting the benefits of boating education.
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The Online Boating Safety Course:
http://www.boatus.com/onlinecourse/
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Enjoy your watercraft
responsibly
You share the areas you enjoy when riding
your watercraft with others and with nature.
So your enjoyment includes a responsibility to
treat these other people, and the lands, waters, and wildlife with respect and courtesy.
Whenever and wherever you ride, think of
yourself as the guest of those around you. Remember, for example, that the sound of your
watercraft may be music to you, but it could be
just noise to others. And the exciting splash of
your wake can make waves others won’t enjoy.
Avoid riding close to shoreline homes and waterfowl nesting areas or other wildlife areas,
and keep a respectful distance from fishermen, other boats, swimmers, and populated
beaches. When travel in areas like these is
unavoidable, ride slowly and obey all laws.
Proper maintenance is necessary to ensure
that the exhaust emission and sound levels of
your watercraft will continue to be within regulated limits. You have the responsibility to
make sure that the recommended maintenance in this owner’s/operator’s manual is
carried out.
Remember, pollution can be harmful to the
environment. Do not refuel or add oil where a
spill could cause damage to nature. Remove
your watercraft from the water and move it
away from the shoreline before refueling. And
keep your surroundings pleasant for the people and wildlife that share the waterways:
don’t litter!
When you ride responsibly, with respect and
courtesy for others, you help ensure that our
waterways stay open for the enjoyment of a
variety of recreational opportunities.
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EJU31010
Location of main components
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
21
Bow rope hole
Steering pole
Steering pole cover
Hood
Cooling water pilot outlet
Fuel tank filler cap
Ride plate
Jet thrust nozzle
Stern rope hole
Riding tray
Hood latch
Handlebars
Storage pouch
Jet intake
Intake grate
Drive shaft
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Fire extinguisher container
Fuel cock knob
Choke knob
Clip
Start switch
Throttle lever
Engine shut-off switch
Engine stop switch
Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
Bow
Fuel tank
Battery
Silencer
Spark plugs/Spark plug caps
Muffler
Water separator
Fuel filter
Electrical box
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EJU31020
Operation of controls and other
functions
EJU31052
Hood
To remove the hood:
(1) Turn the latch knob to the open position,
and then pull up on the hood latch to unlatch the hood.
The hood is secured at the rear by a latch.
Lift the steering pole and support it with the
lock pin before removing the hood.
1 Hood latch knob
2 Hood latch
1 Steering pole
1 Lock pin
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(2) Grasp the hood using the handgrips provided at the front and rear of the hood. Lift
the hood up and to the rear to remove it.
1 Handgrip
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To install the hood:
(1) Position the hood on the deck so that the
two projections at the front of the hood fit
under the two stays on the deck.
EJU31090
Fuel tank filler cap
To remove the fuel tank filler cap, turn it counterclockwise.
1 Fuel tank filler cap
(2) Push down on the hood latch, and then
turn the knob to the lock position.
NOTE:
Make sure that the fuel tank filler cap is securely closed before operating the watercraft.
EJU31120
Fuel cock knob
The fuel cock supplies fuel from the fuel tank
to the carburetors.
NOTE:
Make sure that the hood is properly secured
before operating the watercraft.
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The fuel cock knob positions are explained as
follows and are shown in the illustration.
EJU31150
Engine stop switch
Push the engine stop switch (red button) to
stop the engine normally.
1 Fuel cock knob
1 Engine stop switch
EJU31160
Engine shut-off switch
Insert the clip, on the end of the engine shutoff cord, under the engine shut-off switch
(black button). The engine will stop automatically when the clip is removed from the
switch, such as if the operator falls off the watercraft.
OFF:
With the fuel cock knob in this position, fuel
does not flow. Always turn the fuel cock knob
to this position when the engine is not running.
ON:
With the fuel cock knob in this position, fuel
flows to the carburetors. Turn the fuel cock
knob to this position when starting the engine
and operating the watercraft.
RES:
This indicates reserve. With the fuel cock
knob in this position, the fuel reserve is made
available. Turn the fuel cock knob to this position if you run out of fuel while operating the
watercraft. When this occurs, refuel as soon
as possible and be sure to turn the fuel cock
knob back to “ON”!
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1 Engine shut-off cord
2 Clip
3 Engine shut-off switch
EWJ00010
WARNING
●
Always attach the engine shut-off cord
to your left wrist and the clip to the engine shut-off switch BEFORE starting
the engine.
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●
To prevent accidental starting of the engine or unauthorized use by children or
others, always remove the clip from the
engine shut-off switch when the engine
is not running.
Pull the choke knob out to turn the choke on.
1 Choke knob
Push the choke knob in to turn the choke off.
EJU31210
Throttle lever
EJU31170
Start switch
Squeeze the throttle lever to increase engine
speed.
Push the start switch (green button) to start
the engine.
1 Throttle lever
1 Start switch
NOTE:
The engine will not start when the clip is removed from the engine shut-off switch.
Release the throttle lever to decrease engine
speed or to return it to the idle position.
EJU31220
Cooling water pilot outlet
This watercraft is equipped with a cooling water pilot outlet.
EJU31200
Choke knob
Starting a cold engine requires a richer air-fuel
mixture, which is supplied by the choke.
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When the engine is running, cooling water is
circulated in the engine, and then it is discharged from the pilot outlet.
To check for proper operation of the cooling
system, check that water is being discharged
from the pilot outlet. If water is not being discharged from the outlet, cooling water may
not be circulating in the engine. When this occurs, stop the engine and check for the cause.
(See pages 28 and 71 for more information.)
NOTE:
●
●
If the cooling water passages are dry, it will
take about 20 seconds for the water to
reach the outlet after the engine is started.
Water discharge may not be constant at
idle, therefore, open the throttle a little to
check that water discharges properly.
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EJU35930
Steering system
Your watercraft can be steered by turning the
handlebars in the direction you wish to travel.
1 Handlebar
2 Jet thrust nozzle
When the handlebars are turned, the angle of
the jet thrust nozzle is changed, and the direction of the watercraft is changed accordingly.
Since the strength of the jet thrust determines
the speed and degree of a turn, throttle must
always be applied when attempting a turn, except at trolling speed.
The angle of the jet thrust nozzle can be adjusted to suit operator preference. (See page
61 for adjustment procedures.)
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EJU31270
Steering pole
The steering pole varies in height with the operator’s posture, enabling the operator to assume various riding positions.
The bow rope hole is used to attach a rope to
the watercraft when transporting, mooring, or
towing it in an emergency.
1 Bow rope hole
EJU36010
Stern rope hole
When removing the hood for pre-operation
checks, maintenance, etc., lift the steering
pole and use the lock pin to support it. Move
the lock pin into the detent. Make sure that the
lock pin is returned to the stowed position after installing the hood.
The stern rope hole is located at the stern of
the watercraft.
The stern rope hole is used to attach a rope to
the watercraft when mooring it.
1 Stern rope hole
EJU31660
Engine overheat warning system
1 Steering pole
2 Lock pin
EJU36000
Bow rope hole
The bow rope hole is located at the bow of the
watercraft.
This model is equipped with an engine overheat warning system.
If the engine starts to overheat, the engine
speed will be limited to about 3400 r/min.
If this occurs, immediately reduce the engine
speed, return to shore, and then check for water discharge at the cooling water pilot outlet
while the engine is running. If there is no discharge of water, shut the engine off, and then
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check the intake grate and impeller for clogging.
ECJ00040
CAUTION:
If you cannot locate and correct the cause
of the overheating, consult a Yamaha dealer. Continuing to operate at higher speeds
could result in severe engine damage.
EJU31671
Storage pouch
EWJ00050
WARNING
Before attempting to remove weeds or debris from the intake grate or impeller, shut
the engine off and remove the clip from the
engine shut-off switch. Severe injury or
death could result from coming in contact
with the rotating parts of the jet pump.
A storage pouch is provided on the underside
of the hood for the owner’s/operator’s manual,
tool kit, and other small items.
Bend the owner’s/operator’s manual slightly
to insert it into the storage pouch, and then
add the tool kit and any other small items.
Fold the pouch, and then wrap the strap
around it. Install the storage pouch on the
hood and secure it with the bands.
1 Storage pouch
1 Band
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NOTE:
The storage pouch is not waterproof. If you
carry objects that must be kept dry, such as
the manual, put them in a waterproof bag.
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EJU31790
ECJ00310
Fuel and oil
EJU31831
Gasoline
EWJ00290
CAUTION:
Use only fresh gasoline that has been
stored in clean containers.
WARNING
GASOLINE AND ITS VAPORS ARE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE!
● Do not smoke when refueling, and keep
away from sparks, flames, and other
sources of ignition.
● Stop the engine before refueling.
● Refuel in a well-ventilated area with the
watercraft in a horizontal position.
● Do not stand or sit on the watercraft
while refueling in case of fire.
● Take care not to spill gasoline. If gasoline spills, wipe it up immediately with
dry rags. Always properly dispose of
gasoline-soaked rags.
● Avoid overfilling the fuel tank. Stop filling when the fuel level just reaches the
bottom of the filler tube. Do not fill up the
filler tube because fuel expands as it
warms up and could overflow. If temporarily leaving the watercraft with a full
fuel tank, do not leave it in direct sunlight. Leave it in a well-ventilated area
with the watercraft in a horizontal position.
● Tighten the fuel tank filler cap securely
after refueling.
● If you should swallow some gasoline, inhale a lot of gasoline vapor, or get gasoline in your eyes, get immediate medical
attention.
● If any gasoline spills on your skin or
clothing, immediately wash the affected
area with soap and water and change
your clothes.
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Recommended gasoline:
Regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum octane rating of
86 (Pump octane number) = (R +
M)/2
90 (Research octane number)
EJU31860
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 the minimum octane ratings.
Gasohol containing methanol is not recommended by Yamaha because it can cause
fuel system damage and engine performance
problems.
EJU31871
2-stroke engine oil
Recommended engine oil:
YAMALUBE 2-W or TC-W3 outboard
motor oil or equivalent
If YAMALUBE 2-W engine oil is not available,
another 2-stroke engine oil with an NMMAcertified TC-W3 rating may be used.
EJU31900
Mixing fuel and oil
ECJ00330
CAUTION:
●
●
Avoid using any mixture of gasoline and
oil other than those specified.
Make sure that the gasoline and oil are
thoroughly mixed in the correct ratio,
otherwise the following problems may
occur. Too little oil in the fuel-to-oil ratio
could result in major engine trouble,
such as seizure. Too much oil in the fuel-
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tank. Stop filling when the fuel level just
reaches the bottom of the filler tube.
to-oil ratio could result in fouled spark
plugs, smoky exhaust, and heavy carbon deposits.
Pour 2-stroke engine oil into a clean container, and then add gasoline. To mix them thoroughly, shake the container from side to side.
(4) Install the fuel tank filler cap and the
hood.
NOTE:
●
1 2-stroke engine oil
2 Gasoline
Fuel-to-oil ratios (gasoline to oil)
Break-in period (first two tankfuls):
25 : 1
After break-in:
50 :1
EJU31910
Filling the fuel tank
ECJ00290
CAUTION:
●
●
The hood must be removed in order to view
the fuel level in the fuel tank while adding fuel.
Be careful not to spill fuel or overfill the fuel
tank.
Do not fill up the filler tube because fuel expands as it warms up and could overflow.
Fuel tank capacity:
Total:
18 L (4.8 US gal) (4.0 Imp.gal)
Reserve:
5.5 L (1.5 US gal) (1.2 Imp.gal)
Be careful when refueling. Avoid getting
water and other contaminants in the fuel
tank. Contaminated fuel can cause poor
running and engine damage.
(1) Lift the steering pole and support it with
the lock pin.
(2) Remove the hood. (See page 23 for hood
removal and installation procedures.)
(3) Remove the fuel tank filler cap, and then
slowly add the premixed fuel to the fuel
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EJU31980
Pre-operation checks
EJU31990
Pre-operation check list
Before operating this watercraft, perform the checks in the following check list. See the accompanying text in this chapter for details on how to perform the checks.
EWJ00410
WARNING
If any item in the pre-operation check list is not working properly, have it inspected and
repaired before operating the watercraft, otherwise an accident could occur.
ITEM
ROUTINE
PAGE
Engine compartment
Remove the hood to ventilate the engine compartment. Check for fuel vapors and loose electrical connections.
34
Bilge
Check for water and fuel and drain if necessary.
35
Throttle lever
Check that the throttle lever springs back smoothly.
36
Steering system
Check for proper operation.
37
Fuel
Check the fuel level and replenish if necessary.
Check the hoses and tank for leakage.
34
Water separator
Check for water and drain if necessary.
34
Battery
Check the electrolyte level and battery condition.
35
Hood
Check that the hood is securely closed.
23
Hull and deck
Check the hull and deck for cracks and other damage.
34
Jet intake
Check for debris and remove if necessary.
37
Fire extinguisher
Check the condition and replace if necessary.
35
Engine shut-off cord
Check the condition and replace if frayed or broken.
38
Switches
Check the start switch, engine stop switch, and engine shut-off switch for proper operation.
38
Check that water is discharged while the engine is
running and the watercraft is in the water.
38
BEFORE LAUNCH OR OPERATION
AFTER LAUNCH
Cooling water pilot outlet
NOTE:
Pre-operation checks should be made each time the watercraft is used. These checks can be
completed in a short time. It is worth the time spent to ensure safety and reliability.
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EJU32280
Pre-operation check points
EJU32290
Engine compartment
Ventilate the engine compartment before
each use.
To ventilate the engine compartment, lift the
steering pole and support it with the lock pin,
and then remove the hood. (See page 23 for
hood removal and installation procedures.)
Leave the engine compartment open for a few
minutes to allow any fuel vapors to escape.
While the engine compartment is open, check
for loose electrical connections.
(1) Remove the fuel tank filler cap to release
any pressure that might have built up in
the fuel tank.
(2) Remove the hood. (See page 23 for hood
removal and installation procedures.)
(3) Check the fuel level in the fuel tank and
replenish if necessary. (See page 32 for
filling procedures.)
(4) Install the fuel tank filler cap and the
hood.
EJU32420
EWJ00460
WARNING
Failure to ventilate the engine compartment could result in a fire or explosion. Do
not start the engine if there is a fuel leak or
a loose electrical connection.
Water separator
Check the water separator for water. The water separator retains any water that may have
entered through the fuel tank breather hose if
the watercraft was capsized. Normally, the
water separator is empty.
EJU32350
Hull and deck
Check the hull and deck for cracks and other
damage. If any damage is found, have a
Yamaha dealer repair the watercraft.
EJU32360
Fuel system
Check the fuel system for leakage, cracks,
and malfunctions before each use. (See page
59 for check points and correct procedures.)
1 Water separator
2 Drain screw
If water remains in the water separator, drain
it by removing the drain screw. Place a drain
pan under the water separator to catch the
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draining water or use a dry cloth to soak up
any water that could spill into the watercraft. If
any water spills into the watercraft, be sure to
wipe it up with a dry cloth. Also, be sure to install the drain screw after draining the water
separator.
EWJ00450
WARNING
●
EJU32430
Bilge
Check the bilge for moisture and fuel residue.
ECJ00340
CAUTION:
Excessive water in the bilge can splash
into the carburetor and engine, which can
result in severe damage.
EJU32481
Battery
Check the battery electrolyte level and check
that the battery has sufficient power to start
the engine easily. Recharge the battery or replace it if it is not in good condition. (See page
66 for battery recharging procedures.)
Also, check that the battery leads are tightened securely and that there is no corrosion
on the battery terminals. Check that the
breather hose is securely connected to the
battery and that it is not pinched.
●
The battery must always be fully
charged and in good condition. Loss of
battery power may leave you stranded.
Never operate the watercraft if the battery does not have sufficient power to
start the engine or if it shows any other
signs of decreased power.
Be sure to connect the breather hose to
the battery. Fire or explosion could result if the breather hose is damaged, obstructed, or not connected properly.
Make sure that the battery is securely held in
place.
EJU32490
Fire extinguisher
Check that there is a full fire extinguisher on
board.
The fire extinguisher container is located on
the hood under the steering pole.
1 Positive (+) battery terminal: Red lead
2 Negative (–) battery terminal: Black lead
3 Breather hose
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To open the fire extinguisher container:
(1) Grasp the tab, pull the band to the rear,
and then pull it up.
(2) Lower the container on the hood to its
storage position and secure it with the
band.
NOTE:
●
●
1 Fire extinguisher holder and cover
2 Tab
(2) Lift the container about 30 degrees from
the storage position.
ECJ00400
CAUTION:
Do not force the fire extinguisher container up more than 30 degrees from the storage position, otherwise the container and
hood could be damaged.
(3) Remove the cap to access the fire extinguisher.
To check the fire extinguisher, see the instructions supplied by the fire extinguisher
manufacturer. Always keep the fire extinguisher in the fire extinguisher container.
Always carry a fire extinguisher on board. A
fire extinguisher is not standard equipment
with this watercraft. If you do not have one,
contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extinguisher dealer to obtain one meeting the
proper specifications.
Fire extinguisher:
Classification:
B-1
Capacity:
2 lb or more
EJU32590
Throttle lever
Check the throttle lever for proper operation.
Squeeze and release the throttle lever several
times to make sure that there is no hesitation
in its travel. It should be smooth over the complete range and spring back to the idle position when released.
To close the fire extinguisher container:
(1) Insert the fire extinguisher into the container, and then install the cap and tighten
it securely.
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EWJ00490
WARNING
Before starting the engine, always check
the operation of the throttle lever.
EJU32600
Steering system
Check the handlebars for looseness.
Turn the handlebars as far as possible to the
right and left to make sure that operation is
smooth and unrestricted throughout the
whole range. Also, make sure that the jet
thrust nozzle moves as the handlebars are
turned, and that there is no free play between
the handlebars and the jet thrust nozzle.
EJU32650
Jet intake
Carefully check the jet intake for weeds, debris, or anything else that might restrict the intake of water. If the jet intake is clogged,
cavitation could occur, reducing jet thrust, and
possibly damaging the jet pump.
In some cases, the engine may overheat because of lack of cooling water, and damage to
the engine could result. Cooling water is fed to
the engine by the jet pump. (See page 71 for
jet intake cleaning procedures.)
EWJ00470
WARNING
●
●
EJU32620
Steering pole
Check the steering pole for looseness.
Move the steering pole up and down to make
sure that operation is smooth and unrestricted
throughout the whole range. Also, make sure
that the steering pole does not have any side
play.
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Keep away from the intake grate 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.
Stop the engine and remove the clip
from the engine shut-off switch before
removing any debris or weeds, which
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may have collected around the jet intake.
EJU32670
Switches
ECJ00410
CAUTION:
Do not run the engine for more than 15
seconds when checking the switches on
land without supplying water, otherwise
the engine could overheat.
Check the start switch, the engine stop
switch, and the engine shut-off switch for
proper operation.
Push the start switch to start the engine. As
soon as the engine starts running, push the
engine stop switch to verify that the engine
stops immediately. Restart the engine, and
then pull the engine shut-off cord to remove
the clip from the engine shut-off switch to verify that the engine stops immediately. (See
pages 25 to 26 for information on proper operation of the start switch, the engine stop
switch, and the engine shut-off switch.)
EJU32660
Engine shut-off cord
Check that the engine shut-off cord is not
frayed or broken. If the cord is damaged, replace it; never try to repair it or tie it together.
1
2
3
4
5
Engine shut-off switch
Start switch
Engine shut-off cord
Engine stop switch
Clip
EJU32680
Cooling water pilot outlet
Check that water comes out from the cooling
water pilot outlet while the engine is running
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and the watercraft is in the water. (See page
26 for more information.)
EJU32730
Operation
EWJ00510
WARNING
Before operating your watercraft, become
familiar with all of the controls. Consult a
Yamaha dealer about any control or function that you do not fully understand. Failure to understand how the controls work
could cause an accident or prevent you
from avoiding an accident.
EJU32751
Engine break-in
The engine break-in period is essential to allow the various components of the engine to
wear and polish themselves to the correct operating clearances. This ensures proper performance and promotes longer component
life.
ECJ00421
CAUTION:
●
●
For the first 2 tankfuls of fuel, premix the
fuel in a fuel-to-oil ratio of 25:1.
After break-in, premix the fuel in a fuelto-oil ratio of 50:1 for normal operation.
(1) Launch the watercraft, start the engine,
and then board the watercraft. (See page
40 for engine starting procedures.)
(2) Run the engine at the lowest possible
speed for 5 minutes.
(3) Gradually apply throttle to 3/4 or less.
(4) Operate the watercraft at 3/4 throttle or
less for the first tankful of fuel.
(5) Fill the fuel tank once more with fuel in a
fuel-to-oil ratio of 25:1, and then proceed
with normal operation.
ECJ00430
CAUTION:
Failure to follow the engine break-in procedure could result in reduced engine life
or even severe engine damage.
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EJU32820
Launching the watercraft
When launching the watercraft, make sure
that there are no obstacles around you.
After the watercraft is in the water, turn it
around so that the bow faces the direction you
wish to go. Start the engine, and then slowly
move away from the launching area. If there
are waves, someone should make sure that
the watercraft is not pushed into the trailer after launching the watercraft.
(1) Launch the watercraft in water free from
weeds and debris and at least 60 cm (2 ft)
deep.
EJU32831
Starting the engine
EWJ00560
WARNING
Never start the engine or let it run for any
length of time in an enclosed area. Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a
colorless, odorless gas that may cause
loss of consciousness and death within a
short time. Always operate the watercraft
in an open area.
NOTE:
If the watercraft has been sitting for a while,
remove the fuel tank filler cap to release any
built-up pressure in the fuel tank due to fuel
expansion, and then install the filler cap before starting the engine.
EWJ00570
WARNING
Never operate in water that is less than 60
cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise you increase
your chance of hitting a submerged object, which could result in injury.
ECJ00470
CAUTION:
Never operate in water that is less than 60
cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise pebbles or sand
could be sucked into the jet intake, causing impeller damage and engine overheating.
(2) Turn the fuel cock knob to “ON”.
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(3) Attach the engine shut-off cord to your left
wrist, and then attach the clip to the engine shut-off switch.
1 Clip
2 Engine shut-off switch
3 Engine shut-off cord
EWJ00580
WARNING
Check that the engine shut-off cord is not
frayed or broken, and keep it free from the
handlebars so that the engine stops if the
operator falls off. The engine shut-off cord
may not pull free if wrapped around the
handlebars when the operator falls off, allowing the watercraft to continue to run
and cause an accident.
(4) Pull the choke knob all the way out to
start a cold engine.
NOTE:
The choke should not be used when the engine is warm.
(5) While lightly squeezing the throttle lever,
push the start switch (green button), and
then release the switch as soon as the
engine starts to run.
NOTE:
It is not possible to start the engine with the
clip removed from the engine shut-off switch.
EWJ00590
WARNING
On this watercraft, the engine is connected directly to the jet pump. Starting the engine generates some thrust immediately.
Apply only enough throttle to keep the engine running.
ECJ00480
CAUTION:
●
41
Never push the start switch while the engine is running.
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●
Do not operate the start switch for more
than 5 seconds, otherwise the battery
will be discharged and the engine will
not start. Also, the starter motor could
be damaged. If the engine does not start
in 5 seconds, release the start switch,
wait 15 seconds, and then try again.
(6) After the engine has warmed up, push
the choke knob in to its original position.
NOTE:
If the choke knob is left pulled out, the engine
will stall.
EJU32860
Stopping the engine
To stop the engine, release the throttle lever,
and then push the engine stop switch (red
button).
EJU32900
Operating your watercraft
EJU32910
Getting to know your watercraft
Operating your watercraft requires skills acquired through practice over a period of time.
Take the time to learn the basic techniques
well before attempting more difficult maneuvers.
Operating your new watercraft can be a very
enjoyable activity, providing you with hours of
pleasure. However, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the operation of the watercraft to achieve the skill level necessary to
enjoy riding safely. Before operating this watercraft, read this owner’s/operator’s manual,
the Riding Practice Guide, the Riding Instruction card, and all warning and caution labels
on the watercraft. Pay particular attention to
the safety information on page 8. Also, watch
the Basic Orientation Video provided with
your watercraft. These materials should give
you an understanding of the watercraft and its
operation.
Remember: This watercraft is designed to
carry the operator only. Never have more than
one person on the watercraft at any time.
EJU32970
Learning to operate your watercraft
EWJ00600
WARNING
You need throttle to steer. Shutting the engine off can cause you to hit an obstacle
you are attempting to avoid. A collision
could result in severe injury or death.
EJU32870
Leaving the watercraft
If leaving the watercraft, remove the engine
shut-off cord to reduce the chance of accidental starting or unauthorized use by children or
others.
Before operating the watercraft, always perform the pre-operation checks listed on page
33. The short time spent checking the watercraft will reward you with added safety and reliability.
Check state and local laws before operating
your watercraft.
Operate defensively at safe speeds and keep
a safe distance away from people, objects,
and other watercraft. Select a wide area to
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learn in, where there is good visibility and light
boat traffic.
Eye protection is recommended to keep wind,
water, and glare from the sun out of your eyes
while you operate your watercraft. Restraining
straps for eyewear are made which are designed to float should your eyewear fall in the
water.
You should grip the handlebars firmly and get
to a standing or kneeling position quickly.
Keep both feet or knees on the riding tray
when the watercraft is in motion.
EWJ00500
WARNING
Use the buddy system—operate with someone nearby. Scan constantly for people, objects, and other watercraft. Be alert for
conditions that limit your visibility or block your
vision of others.
Attach the engine shut-off cord to your left
wrist and keep it free from the handlebars so
that the engine stops if you, the operator, fall
off.
Wear a personal flotation device (PFD). The
operator must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD that is suitable for personal watercraft use.
Wear protective clothing. Severe internal injuries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of falling into the water or
being near the jet thrust nozzle. Normal swimwear does not adequately protect against
forceful water entry into the rectum or vagina.
The operator must wear a wetsuit bottom or
clothing that provides equivalent protection.
Such clothing includes thick, tightly woven,
sturdy and snug-fitting apparel such as denim, but does not include spandex or similar
fabrics, like those used in bicycle shorts. A full
wetsuit can also protect against hypothermia
(subnormal body temperature) and abrasions.
Footwear and gloves are recommended.
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●
●
Do not apply throttle when anyone is at
the rear of the watercraft—turn the engine off or keep it at idle. Water and/or
debris exiting the jet thrust nozzle can
cause severe injury.
Avoid the forceful jet thrust and make
sure that your visibility is not limited
while reboarding. Get to a standing or
kneeling position quickly, but do not expose yourself to the forceful jet thrust.
EJU33170
Operating positions
After you are underway, you may choose to
kneel or stand, depending upon watercraft
speed, your skill level, and your preference.
Here are some guidelines.
EJU33180
Kneeling
It is easier to maintain your balance when
kneeling than when standing. This position is
recommended when traveling at sub-planing
speeds. (At sub-planing speeds, there is a
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wake, but the watercraft is moving through the
water rather than skimming on top of it.)
EJU33070
Starting the watercraft
EWJ00700
WARNING
●
●
●
NOTE:
At very slow speeds, it may be necessary to
support your upper-body weight with your elbows resting on the gunwales, trailing your
legs in the water.
EJU33190
Standing
After you are comfortable handling the watercraft from a kneeling position, try standing as
the watercraft gains speed. The watercraft will
become easier to balance as the speed increases, because jet thrust provides stability
as well as directional control. When you are
moving slowly, or preparing to stop, you will
probably need to return to the kneeling position to maintain your balance.
●
●
Scan constantly for people, objects, and
other watercraft. Be alert for conditions
that limit your visibility or block your vision of others.
Operate defensively at safe speeds and
keep a safe distance away from people,
objects, and other watercraft.
Do not follow directly behind watercraft
or other boats. Do not go near others to
spray or splash them with water. Avoid
sharp turns or other maneuvers that
make it hard for others to avoid you or
understand where you are going. Avoid
areas with submerged objects or shallow water.
Take early action to avoid collisions. Remember, watercraft and other boats do
not have brakes. Do not release the
throttle lever when trying to steer away
from objects—you need throttle to steer.
Practice deep-water starting near shore
before riding in deep water.
The watercraft is less stable when at a standstill or at a slow speed. It takes skill to keep the
watercraft upright when starting.
Even though it is easier to start in shallow water, you must learn deep-water boarding first.
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You will inevitably fall off, so be sure you know
how to get back on the watercraft once you
are away from shore.
(4) Start the engine and begin to accelerate.
(5) Pull your other knee up onto the riding
tray as the watercraft speed increases.
EJU33101
Boarding and starting in shallow water
Be sure to learn the deep-water starting method before operating the watercraft in water
where it is too deep for you to stand. (See
page 45 for the deep-water starting method.)
(1) Launch the watercraft in water free from
weeds and debris and at least 60 cm (2 ft)
deep.
EWJ00570
WARNING
Never operate in water that is less than 60
cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise you increase
your chance of hitting a submerged object, which could result in injury.
(6) Move as far forward as possible without
interfering with the movement of the handlebars. Keep your body perpendicular to
the water, with your weight forward and
low.
ECJ00470
CAUTION:
NOTE:
Never operate in water that is less than 60
cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise pebbles or sand
could be sucked into the jet intake, causing impeller damage and engine overheating.
The watercraft will become easier to balance
as the speed increases, because jet thrust
provides stability as well as directional control.
(2) Attach the engine shut-off cord to your left
wrist, and then attach the clip to the engine shut-off switch.
(3) Grip the handlebars with both hands.
Place one knee on the riding tray and balance there.
EJU33120
Boarding and starting in deep water
(1) Swim to the rear of the watercraft. Attach
the engine shut-off cord to your left wrist,
and then attach the clip to the engine
shut-off switch.
(2) Grip the handlebars with both hands. Pull
your body up onto the riding tray and bal-
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ance there, using your elbows on the
gunwales for leverage.
(7) Once the bow drops, and the watercraft
has leveled out in the water and reached
planing speed, back off the throttle and
select your desired speed.
NOTE:
●
●
(3) Start the engine and begin to accelerate.
(4) Continue to pull your body up onto the
watercraft as the watercraft speed increases.
(5) Bring your knees up onto the riding tray
and change to a kneeling position as
soon as you can do so.
The watercraft will become easier to balance as the speed increases, because jet
thrust provides stability as well as directional control.
It will take longer for a heavier operator to
reach planing speed than it will for a light
operator.
EJU33200
Capsized watercraft
If the watercraft capsizes, turn it over immediately.
Be sure to carefully follow the procedures below to prevent injury, or damage to the watercraft.
EWJ00670
WARNING
IMPROPER UPRIGHTING CAN CAUSE INJURY:
● Be sure to shut the engine off by pulling
on the engine shut-off cord to remove
the clip from the engine shut-off switch.
● Do not put your hands in the intake
grate.
EWJ00630
WARNING
ECJ00510
CAUTION:
Avoid forceful jet thrust and limited visibility while reboarding. Get to a standing or
kneeling position quickly, but do not expose yourself to the forceful jet thrust.
Be sure to remove the clip from the engine
shut-off switch to shut the engine off, otherwise the engine can overheat, which can
result in severe damage.
(6) Move as far forward as possible without
interfering with the movement of the handlebars. Keep your body perpendicular to
the water, with your weight forward and
low.
(1) Remove the clip from the engine shut-off
switch.
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(2) Swim to the rear of the watercraft and upright it by turning it clockwise only.
NOTE:
●
●
To efficiently discharge water from the engine compartment, operate the watercraft
as straight as possible and above planing
speed for at least 2 minutes.
To stabilize the watercraft when accelerating to planing speed, maintain a low center
of gravity by operating it in the kneeling position.
EJU33240
Turning the watercraft
NOTE:
If the port (left) side of the capsized watercraft
is tilting up, push down on the gunwale so that
the port (left) side is down before turning the
watercraft clockwise.
ECJ00520
CAUTION:
Do not turn the watercraft over counterclockwise, otherwise water can enter the
carburetor and engine, which can result in
severe damage.
(3) Start the engine and operate the watercraft to discharge any water remaining in
the engine compartment. (If the engine
does not start, see “Towing the watercraft” on page 73 or “Submerged watercraft” on page 74.)
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Steering control depends on the combination
of handlebar position and the amount of throttle.
Water sucked in through the intake grate is
pressurized by the impeller in the jet pump. As
the pressurized water is expelled from the
pump through the jet thrust nozzle, it creates
thrust to move and steer the watercraft. The
higher the engine speed, the more thrust produced.
The amount of jet thrust, in addition to the position of the handlebars, determines how
sharply you turn.
A. More throttle produces higher thrust, so
the watercraft will turn more sharply.
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B. Less throttle produces lower thrust, so
the watercraft will turn more gradually.
C. Releasing the throttle lever completely
produces only minimum thrust. If you are
traveling at speeds above trolling, you will
have rapidly decreasing ability to steer
without throttle. You may still have some
turning ability immediately after releasing
the throttle lever, but once the engine
slows down, the watercraft will no longer
respond to handlebar input until you apply throttle again or you reach trolling
speed.
At trolling speed, the watercraft can be
turned gradually by handlebar position
alone using just the amount of thrust
available at idle.
D. If the engine is stopped while riding, there
is no thrust. The watercraft will go straight
even though the handlebars are turned.
You need throttle to steer.
To maintain your balance, lean into a turn.
How much you lean depends on the sharpness of the turn and your traveling speed. In
general, the higher the speed or the sharper
the turn, the more you lean.
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EWJ00760
●
WARNING
Do not release the throttle lever when trying to steer away from objects—you need
throttle to steer. A collision could result in
severe injury or death.
EJU33270
Stopping the watercraft
The watercraft is not equipped with a separate braking system. It is stopped by water resistance when the throttle lever is released.
From full speed, the watercraft comes to a
complete stop in approximately 90 m (300 ft)
after the throttle lever is released or the engine is stopped, although this distance will
vary depending on many factors, including
gross weight, water surface conditions, and
wind direction.
The watercraft slows down as soon as the
throttle lever is released, but will coast for a
distance before fully stopping. If you are not
sure you can stop in time before hitting an obstacle, apply throttle and turn in another direction.
●
Operate defensively at safe speeds and
keep a safe distance away from people,
objects, and other watercraft to give you
time to stop.
Do not shut the engine off when slowing
down in case you need engine power to
steer away from a boat or other obstacle
that comes into your path.
EJU33300
Beaching the watercraft
(1) Make sure that there are no boats, swimmers, or obstacles near the beach. Release the throttle lever about 90 m (300 ft)
before you reach the intended beaching
area.
(2) Approach the beach slowly and stop the
engine before reaching land.
Remember, you need throttle to steer.
(3) Get off the watercraft and pull it up on the
beach.
ECJ00490
CAUTION:
Small pebbles, sand, seaweed, and other
debris can be sucked into the jet intake
and impair or damage the impeller. Always
stop the engine and get off the watercraft
before beaching it.
EJU33330
Rough water operation
EWJ00720
WARNING
●
●
Allow adequate stopping distance.
Take early action to avoid collisions. Remember, watercraft and other boats do
not have brakes.
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The force of landing after jumping can cause
a strong impact on both the watercraft and the
operator. It is possible for the operator to hit
his or her chest or jaw on the watercraft or
handlebars and be injured.
Do not operate the watercraft with your chin
right above the handlebars or with your feet
outside the watercraft.
Operating in rough water or jumping waves
can also crack the watercraft hull and damage
internal parts. Avoid operating in rough water
or bad weather conditions.
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EJU33361
Post-operation care
To keep your watercraft in top shape, always
take it out of the water after using it and perform the following procedures. Leaving the
watercraft in the water for extended periods
will accelerate the rate of normal deterioration
of the jet unit components and hull finish. Marine organisms and corrosion are some of the
conditions that can adversely affect the life of
many watercraft components.
(1) Remove the watercraft from the water.
(2) Wash down the hull, steering pole, handlebars, and jet unit with fresh water.
(3) Remove the hood and check the engine
compartment for water. To drain excess
water, turn the watercraft on its port (left)
side. If necessary, turn the watercraft upside down to drain the water completely.
ECJ00580
CAUTION:
●
●
●
Place a suitable clean cloth or carpeting
underneath the watercraft to protect it
from abrasions and scratches.
Always turn the watercraft over onto its
port (left) side.
When turning the watercraft onto its
side or inverting it, support the bow and
secure the steering pole, otherwise the
steering pole and handlebars could be
bent or damaged.
NOTE:
This watercraft is equipped with an automatic
bilge draining system that removes water
from the engine compartment while you are
underway. However, some residual water will
remain.
(5) Flush the cooling system to prevent it
from clogging with salt, sand, or dirt. (See
page 52 for flushing procedures.)
(6) Drain residual water from the exhaust
system by alternately squeezing and releasing the throttle lever for 10 to 15 seconds while the engine is running.
ECJ00561
CAUTION:
Do not run the engine for more than 15
seconds without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat.
(7) If the watercraft will be stored for a week
or more, lubricate internal engine components to help prevent corrosion. (See
page 53 for lubrication procedures.)
(8) Rinse the engine and engine compartment with a small amount of water.
ECJ00570
CAUTION:
Do not use high-pressure water when rinsing the engine or engine compartment as
severe engine damage could result.
(9) Wipe the engine and engine compartment dry with a clean cloth (repeat step 3,
if necessary).
(10) Wipe the hull, steering pole, handlebars,
and jet unit dry with a clean cloth.
(11) Spray a rust inhibitor on metallic parts to
minimize corrosion.
(12) Allow the engine compartment to air dry
completely before installing the hood.
(4) Place the watercraft in a horizontal position.
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EJU33420
Transporting
EWJ00750
gunwale. Use a rubber shock cord to secure
the steering pole.
WARNING
Always turn the fuel cock knob to “OFF”
when transporting the watercraft, otherwise fuel could leak out into the engine or
engine compartment, which would create
a fire hazard.
1 Rubber shock cord
2 Tie down
ECJ00630
CAUTION:
●
Transport this watercraft using a special trailer that incorporates a hole into which the pin
can be inserted and locked after passing it
through the bow rope hole.
1 Pin
2 Bow rope hole
After securing the bow with the pin, secure the
stern with ropes or tie downs routed over the
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●
Do not route ropes or tie downs over the
steering pole, as they could damage it.
Also, wrap the ropes or tie downs with
towels or rags where they touch the
body of the watercraft to avoid scratching or damage.
Do not transport the watercraft with the
steering pole up, otherwise the steering
pole could be damaged.
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EJU33480
Storage
EWJ00320
WARNING
Always turn the fuel cock knob to “OFF”
when storing the watercraft, otherwise
fuel could leak out into the engine or engine compartment, which would create a
fire hazard.
ter, otherwise the engine could overheat.
(1) Place the watercraft in a horizontal position.
(2) Insert the garden hose adapter into the
flushing hose connector.
1 Garden hose adapter
2 Flushing hose connector
Storage for long periods of time, such as winter storage, requires preventive maintenance
to ensure against deterioration. It is advisable
to have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha
dealer prior to storage. However, the following
procedures can be performed by the owner.
EJU33502
Flushing the cooling system
Flushing the cooling system is essential to
prevent it from clogging with salt, sand, or dirt.
Use the Yamaha Watercraft Flush Kit to make
flushing easier.
See the instructions included with the flush kit
for proper installation.
ECJ00920
CAUTION:
●
●
Do not supply water to the cooling water
passages when the engine is not running. The water could flow back through
the muffler into the crankcase, causing
severe engine damage.
Do not run the engine for more than 15
seconds on land without supplying wa-
(3) Connect the garden hose adapter to a
water tap using a garden hose.
NOTE:
A garden hose is not included and must be
purchased separately.
(4) Start the engine, and then immediately
turn the water supply on until water flows
out continually from the cooling water pilot outlet.
(5) Run the engine at idling speed for about
3 minutes watching the engine condition.
If the engine stops while flushing, turn the
water supply off immediately and repeat
the above steps.
(6) Turn the water supply off, and then force
the remaining water out of the cooling
water passages by alternately squeezing
and releasing the throttle lever for 10 to
15 seconds.
(7) Stop the engine.
(8) Remove the garden hose adapter.
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EJU33551
Lubrication
NOTE:
EWJ00300
Use a Yamaha Power Cable Luber and
Yamaha Lube-Zall to pressure-lubricate the
cables and purge out any moisture between
the inner and outer cables.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or explosion:
Never pour or spray gasoline, or any substance other than a rust inhibitor through
the hole in the carburetor silencer cover.
ECJ00151
CAUTION:
●
●
Be sure to install the silencer cap securely after fogging the engine, otherwise water could enter the engine and
cause damage.
Do not run the engine for more than 15
seconds without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat.
(1) Remove the silencer cap.
1 Silencer cap
(2) Start the engine with the watercraft in a
well-ventilated area.
(3) With the engine running at a fast idle,
quickly spray as much rust inhibitor as
possible through the hole in the silencer
cover. Use Yamaha Stor-Rite Engine
Fogging Oil or an equivalent. Keep spraying until the engine stalls (or a maximum
of 15 seconds).
(4) Install the silencer cap securely.
(5) Lubricate all cables such as the throttle,
choke, and steering cables.
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(6) Lubricate the areas of the watercraft
specified in “Lubrication points” on page
64.
EJU33630
Fuel system
EWJ00290
WARNING
GASOLINE AND ITS VAPORS ARE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE!
● Do not smoke when refueling, and keep
away from sparks, flames, and other
sources of ignition.
● Stop the engine before refueling.
● Refuel in a well-ventilated area with the
watercraft in a horizontal position.
● Do not stand or sit on the watercraft
while refueling in case of fire.
● Take care not to spill gasoline. If gasoline spills, wipe it up immediately with
dry rags. Always properly dispose of
gasoline-soaked rags.
● Avoid overfilling the fuel tank. Stop filling when the fuel level just reaches the
bottom of the filler tube. Do not fill up the
filler tube because fuel expands as it
warms up and could overflow. If temporarily leaving the watercraft with a full
fuel tank, do not leave it in direct sunlight. Leave it in a well-ventilated area
with the watercraft in a horizontal position.
● Tighten the fuel tank filler cap securely
after refueling.
● If you should swallow some gasoline, inhale a lot of gasoline vapor, or get gaso-
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●
line in your eyes, get immediate medical
attention.
If any gasoline spills on your skin or
clothing, immediately wash the affected
area with soap and water and change
your clothes.
Top off the fuel tank with fresh gasoline and
add one ounce of Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer and
Conditioner per each gallon of fuel.
NOTE:
Use of Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer and Conditioner eliminates the need to drain the fuel system. If the fuel system is to be drained
instead, consult a Yamaha dealer.
To check the condition of the battery, check
the specific gravity of the electrolyte or measure the voltage at both battery terminals.
Charge the battery if the voltage is less than
12 volts.
Specific gravity (for reference):
1.28 at 20 °C (68 °F)
It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer
check the specific gravity and charge the battery. If you maintain the battery yourself, be
sure to read and follow the instructions provided with the battery tester and charger you
use.
EJU33690
Cleaning the watercraft
EJU33680
Battery
If the watercraft will not be used for more than
a month, remove the battery from the watercraft and store it in a cool, dry place.
(1) Disconnect the negative (–) battery lead
first, then the positive (+) battery lead and
breather hose, and then remove the battery from the watercraft.
(2) Clean the battery casing using fresh water.
(3) If the battery terminals are dirty or corroded, clean them with a wire brush.
(4) Fully charge the battery.
(5) Apply Yamaha Marine Grease or
Yamaha Grease A to the battery terminals, and then store the battery in a cool,
dry place.
(6) Check the battery at least once every 2
months and fully charge it if necessary.
ECJ00100
CAUTION:
Always keep the battery charged. Storing
a discharged battery can cause permanent
battery damage.
Clean the watercraft before storing it for a long
period.
(1) Wash down the hull, handlebars, and jet
unit with fresh water.
(2) Rinse the engine and bilge area with
fresh water. Drain all of the water and
wipe up any remaining moisture with
clean, dry rags.
ECJ00110
CAUTION:
Do not use high-pressure water when rinsing the engine and bilge area as severe engine damage could result.
(3) Spray the engine’s exterior with a rust inhibitor and lubricant such as Yamaha Silicone Protectant and Lubricant.
(4) Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax
such as Yamaha Silicone Wax.
(5) Wipe all vinyl and rubber components,
such as the engine compartment seals,
with a vinyl protectant such as Yamaha
Protectant.
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EJU33751
NOTE:
Do not use vinyl protectant on the riding tray,
because it will make it slippery.
Maintenance and adjustments
Periodic inspection, adjustment, and lubrication will keep your watercraft in the safest and
most efficient condition possible. Safety is an
obligation of the watercraft owner. Proper
maintenance must be carried out to keep the
exhaust emission and sound levels within the
regulated limits. The most important points of
watercraft inspection, adjustment, and lubrication are explained on the following pages.
See a Yamaha dealer for genuine Yamaha replacement parts and optional accessories designed for your watercraft.
Remember, failures that are the result of the
installation of parts or accessories which are
not qualitatively equivalent to genuine
Yamaha parts are not covered by the limited
warranty.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and system may
be performed by any marine SI engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty
repair, however, must be performed at an
authorized Yamaha marine dealership.
EWJ00310
WARNING
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●
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Be sure to shut the engine off when you
perform maintenance unless otherwise
specified, otherwise an accident or injury could result from unexpected operation, moving parts, or electric shock. If
the owner is not familiar with watercraft
servicing, this work should be done by a
Yamaha dealer. Improperly serviced
components could fail or stop operating
correctly, which could result in an accident.
Modifications to this watercraft not approved by Yamaha may cause loss of
performance or excessive noise and exhaust emissions, or render it unsafe for
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use. Consult a Yamaha dealer before attempting any modifications.
ficient for this purpose, except that a torque
wrench may also be necessary to tighten nuts
and bolts.
NOTE:
A service manual is available for purchase
through a Yamaha dealer for owners who
have the mechanical skills, tools, and other
equipment necessary to perform maintenance not covered by this owner’s/operator’s
manual.
EJU33770
Owner’s/operator’s manual and tool
kit
It is advisable to always carry the owner’s/operator’s manual and tool kit with you whenever you use the watercraft. For your
convenience, a storage pouch is provided on
the watercraft for the manual and tool kit.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Tool bag
Screwdriver
14/21 mm box wrench
Pliers
Open-end wrench
10/12 mm box wrench
Spark plug (one included for each cylinder)
1 Storage pouch
NOTE:
To protect these materials from water damage, it would be a good idea to put them in a
waterproof bag. If your owner’s/operator’s
manual is damaged, order a replacement
from a Yamaha dealer.
The service information included in this manual is intended to provide you, the owner, with
the necessary information for completing your
own preventive maintenance and minor repairs. The tools provided in the tool kit are suf-
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EJU33821
Periodic maintenance chart
The following chart gives general guidelines for periodic maintenance. However, maintenance
may need to be performed more frequently depending on your operating conditions.
This “ ” mark indicates maintenance that you may do yourself.
This “ ” mark indicates work to be done by a Yamaha dealer.
Initial
Item
Operation
10
hours
50
hours
Thereafter every
100
hours
100
hours
200
hours
Page
6
12
12
24
months months months months
Spark plugs
Check, clean, adjust
63
Lubrication points
Lubricate
64
Intermediate housing
Lubricate
64
Fuel system
Check
59
Fuel filter
Check, clean, replace
59
Fuel tank
Check, clean
59
Carburetor
Check, adjust
67
Trolling speed
Check, adjust
67
Carburetor throttle shaft
Check
—
Cooling water passages
Flush
Bilge strainer
Clean
—
*
52
Impeller
Check
—
Jet thrust nozzle
angle
Check, adjust
59
Handlebar pivot
shaft
Check
—
Steering friction
Check, adjust
60
Throttle cable
Check, adjust
62
Choke cable
Check, adjust
65
Battery
Check, charge
66
Rubber coupling
Check
—
Engine mount
Check
—
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Initial
Item
Operation
10
hours
50
hours
Thereafter every
100
hours
100
hours
200
hours
Page
6
12
12
24
months months months months
Nuts and bolts
Check
—
* This operation should be performed after every use.
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EJU34201
Checking the fuel system
EWJ00370
ter. Have a Yamaha dealer replace the fuel filter if necessary.
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. Failure to check for and repair any
fuel leakage could result in a fire or explosion. A fire or explosion can cause severe
injury or death. Shut the engine off. Do not
smoke. Avoid spilling gasoline.
Check the fuel system for leaks, cracks, and
malfunctions. If any problem is found, do the
necessary repair or replacement as required.
If repair is necessary, consult a Yamaha dealer.
Check:
● Carburetor for leakage.
● Fuel tank filler cap and seal for damage.
● Fuel in fuel tank for water and dirt.
● Fuel tank for damage, cracks, and leakage.
● Fuel hoses and joints for damage, cracks,
and leakage.
● Fuel filter for leakage.
● Fuel cock for leakage.
● Air vent check valve for leakage.
EJU34220
Fuel filter
This watercraft is equipped with a one-piece,
disposable fuel filter. The fuel filter should be
replaced after the initial 10 hours or first
month of operation and every 200 hours or 24
months thereafter, or if water is found in the fil-
1 Fuel filter
EWJ00360
WARNING
Do not try to replace the fuel filter yourself.
An incorrectly installed filter can leak gasoline, which could result in a fire or explosion. If necessary, have a Yamaha dealer
replace the fuel filter.
EJU34230
Fuel tank
Check the fuel tank for leakage and for water
in the tank. If water is found in the fuel system,
or if the fuel tank needs to be cleaned, have a
Yamaha dealer service the watercraft.
1 Fuel tank
EJU34321
Checking the jet thrust nozzle angle
Check the handlebars and jet thrust nozzle for
smooth operation.
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Turn the handlebars as far as possible to the
right and left and check that the difference of
distances A and B between the jet thrust nozzle and the nozzle is within specification.
To adjust the steering friction:
(1) Lift the steering pole and support it with
the lock pin.
Difference of A and B:
Maximum 5 mm (0.20 in)
1 Steering pole
2 Lock pin
(2) Remove the four screws, and then remove the handlebar cover.
If the steering is stiff or misadjusted, have a
Yamaha dealer service it.
(3) Turn the handlebars so that the left handlebar grip is facing down.
EJU34331
Adjusting the steering friction
The amount of friction in the steering can be
adjusted to suit operator preference.
1 Adjusting nut
2 Locknut
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(4) Loosen the locknut.
(5) Tighten or loosen the adjusting nut until
the desired amount of friction is obtained.
(6) Hold the adjusting nut with one wrench
while tightening the locknut with another
wrench.
(2) Pull back the outer sleeve of the steering
cable joint, and then disconnect the joint
from the steering cable pivot bolt.
Tightening torque:
29.0 Nm (21.4 ft-lb) (2.96 kgf-m)
(7) Install the handlebar cover and the four
screws.
EJU31282
Adjusting the jet thrust nozzle angle
The angle of the jet thrust nozzle can be adjusted to suit operator preference according to
the following procedure.
To change the steering cable pivot bolt position:
(1) Remove the two screws, and then remove the steering pole cover.
1 Steering cable joint
(3) Remove the steering cable pivot bolt.
1 Steering cable pivot bolt
2 Steering column
1 Steering pole cover
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(4) Select the nozzle angle, install the steering cable pivot bolt with the lock washer in
the desired position (P1 or P2) on the
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steering column, and then tighten it to the
specified torque.
(6) Install the steering pole cover, and then
install the two screws.
EJU34361
Checking and adjusting the throttle
cable
1 Nozzle angles
1 Nozzle angles
2 Steering cable pivot bolt positions
Standard steering cable pivot bolt position:
P2
Check that the throttle cable moves back to
the set position smoothly and that the throttle
lever free play is within specification.
Squeeze and release the throttle lever. If the
throttle lever does not return smoothly, have a
Yamaha dealer service it.
If the specified throttle lever free play cannot
be obtained as described below, have a
Yamaha dealer make the adjustment.
(1) Remove the four screws, and then remove the handlebar cover.
(2) Loosen the locknut.
(3) Adjust the free play by turning the adjuster.
NOTE:
Do not install the steering cable pivot bolt in
the outermost hole in the steering column.
Tightening torque:
Steering cable pivot bolt:
5.4 Nm (4.0 ft-lb) (0.55 kgf-m)
(5) Connect the steering cable joint to the
steering cable pivot bolt.
1 Locknut
2 Adjuster
3 Throttle lever free play
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Throttle lever free play:
7.0–10.0 mm (0.28–0.39 in)
Measure the spark plug gap with a wire thickness gauge. Replace the spark plugs or adjust the gap to specification if necessary.
(4) Hold the adjuster with one wrench while
tightening the locknut with another
wrench.
(5) Install the handlebar cover and the four
screws.
EJU34371
Cleaning and adjusting the spark
plugs
EWJ00350
WARNING
Be careful not to damage the insulator
when removing or installing a spark plug.
A damaged insulator could allow sparks to
escape, which could result in a fire or explosion.
The spark plug is an important engine component and is easy to inspect. The condition of
the spark plug can indicate something about
the condition of the engine. For example, if the
center electrode porcelain is very white, this
could indicate an intake air leak or carburetion
problem in that cylinder. Do not attempt to diagnose any problems yourself. Have a
Yamaha dealer service the watercraft.
Remove and inspect the spark plugs periodically; heat and deposits will cause the spark
plugs to slowly break down and erode. If electrode erosion becomes excessive, or if carbon
and other deposits are excessive, replace the
spark plug with the specified plug.
1 Spark plug gap
Spark plug gap:
0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in)
To install a spark plug:
(1) Clean the gasket surface.
(2) Wipe any dirt from the threads of the
spark plug.
(3) Install the spark plug, and then tighten it
to the specified torque.
Spark plug tightening torque:
25.0 Nm (18.4 ft-lb) (2.55 kgf-m)
(4) Install the spark plug cap.
NOTE:
●
●
Specified spark plug:
B7HS
63
Wipe off any water on the spark plug or inside the spark plug cap before installing the
cap. Push the spark plug cap down until it is
securely installed.
If a torque wrench is not available when you
are installing a spark plug, a good estimate
of the correct torque is 1/4 turn to 1/2 turn
past finger tight using the spark plug
wrench included in the tool kit. Have the
spark plug adjusted to the correct torque
with a torque wrench as soon as possible.
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(2) Grease the steering cable ball joints,
both at the handlebar end of the cable
and at the jet thrust nozzle end.
(3) Extend the steering cable inner wire,
and then apply a thin coat of grease to
the inner wire, both at the handlebar
end of the cable and at the jet thrust
nozzle end.
EJU34400
Lubrication points
To keep moving parts sliding or rotating
smoothly, coat them with water-resistant
grease.
Recommended water-resistant grease:
Yamaha Marine Grease/Yamaha
Grease A
●
●
Throttle cable (carburetor end)
Choke cable (carburetor end)
●
●
Throttle cable (handlebar end)
Squeeze the throttle lever and remove the
seal. Spray a rust inhibitor into the outer cable. Refit the seal securely.
●
●
1 Seal
●
●
Steering cable ball joint (jet thrust nozzle
end)
Steering cable inner wire (jet thrust nozzle
end)
Handlebar pivot shaft
Lubrication of the handlebar pivot shaft requires disassembly of steering compo-
Steering cable ball joint (handlebar end)
Steering cable inner wire (handlebar end)
(1) To access the steering cable and ball
joint, remove the steering pad by removing the two bolts.
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nents. Have a Yamaha dealer lubricate the
handlebar pivot shaft.
●
Grease quantity:
Initial 10 hours or 1 month:
20.0–22.0 cm³ (0.68–0.74 US oz)
(0.71–0.78 Imp.oz)
Every 100 hours or 12 months:
3.0–5.0 cm³ (0.10–0.17 US oz)
(0.11–0.18 Imp.oz)
Jet thrust nozzle pivot bolts (collars)
EJU34440
Adjusting the choke cable
●
Intermediate housing
Fill the intermediate housing with water-resistant grease through the grease nipple
using a grease gun.
Check that the choke cable is properly adjusted.
(1) Pull the choke knob out until it stops, and
then release the knob. The knob should
not move.
(2) If the choke knob moves back on its own,
tighten the choke knob adjusting nut
slightly. If the knob is difficult to move,
loosen the adjusting nut slightly.
1 Choke knob adjusting nut
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EJU34451
Checking the battery
Check the level of the battery electrolyte and
make sure that the negative (–) and positive
(+) battery leads are tightened securely.
To replenish the battery:
(1) Make sure that the electrolyte level is between the maximum and minimum level
marks.
EWJ00790
WARNING
Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous, causing severe burns, etc. Electrolyte contains sulfuric acid. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes, or clothing.
Antidotes
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or
milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten
egg, or vegetable oil. Call a physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and
get prompt medical attention.
Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep
sparks, flames, cigarettes, etc., well away.
If using or charging the battery in an enclosed space, make sure that it is well ventilated. Always shield your eyes when
working near batteries.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
1 Maximum level mark
2 Minimum level mark
(2) If the electrolyte level is low, add distilled
water to raise it to the specified level.
ECJ00240
CAUTION:
Normal tap water contains minerals that
are harmful to a battery. Use only distilled
water for replenishing the battery.
To recharge the battery:
ECJ00250
CAUTION:
ECJ00230
CAUTION:
●
●
Be careful not to place the battery on its
side.
Be sure to remove the battery from the
battery compartment when adding electrolyte or charging the battery.
To remove the battery:
Disconnect the negative (–) battery lead first,
then the positive (+) battery lead and breather
hose, and then remove the battery from the
watercraft.
Do not attempt to charge a battery hastily.
Battery life could be shortened.
It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer
charge the battery. If you charge the battery
yourself, be sure to read and follow the instructions provided with the battery tester and
charger you use.
To install the battery:
(1) Place the battery in the battery compartment and connect the battery leads to the
battery terminals.
(2) Connect the breather hose to the battery.
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(3) Secure the battery in place.
engine performance and damage may result.
EJU34470
1 Positive (+) battery terminal: Red lead
2 Negative (–) battery terminal: Black lead
3 Breather hose
Adjusting the trolling speed
(1) Place the watercraft in the water.
(2) Start the engine and warm it up for 1 to 2
minutes.
(3) While using a diagnostic tachometer, turn
the throttle stop screw to adjust the engine speed to specification. Turn the
throttle stop screw clockwise to increase
the engine speed or counterclockwise to
decrease the engine speed.
EWJ00400
WARNING
Be sure to connect the breather hose to
the battery. Fire or explosion could result
if the breather hose is damaged, obstructed, or not connected properly.
ECJ00260
CAUTION:
After installation, make sure that the battery leads are properly connected to the
battery terminals.
EJU34460
Adjusting the carburetor
The carburetor is a vital part of the engine and
requires very sophisticated adjustments.
Most adjustments should be left to a Yamaha
dealer who has the professional knowledge
and experience to make them. However, the
operator may adjust the trolling speed as part
of the usual maintenance routine.
ECJ00170
CAUTION:
The carburetor was set at the Yamaha factory after many tests. If the settings are
disturbed by someone who does not have
the necessary technical knowledge, poor
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1 Throttle stop screw
Trolling speed:
1300 ±50 r/min
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Specifications
EJU34542
Specifications
Watercraft capacity:
Maximum people on board:
1 person
Dimensions:
Length:
2240 mm (88.2 in)
Width:
680 mm (26.8 in)
Height:
660 mm (26.0 in)
Dry weight:
139 kg (306 lb)
Performance:
Maximum fuel consumption:
29.0 L/h (7.7 US gal/h) (6.4 Imp.gal/h)
Cruising range at full throttle:
0.62 hour
Trolling speed:
1300 ±50 r/min
Engine:
Engine type:
2-stroke
Number of cylinders:
2
Engine displacement:
701 cm³
Bore & stroke:
81.0 × 68.0 mm (3.19 × 2.68 in)
Compression ratio:
7.2 : 1
Lubrication system:
Pre-mixed fuel and oil
Cooling system:
Water
Starting system:
Electric
Ignition system:
C.D.I.
Spark plug:
B7HS
Spark plug gap:
0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in)
Battery capacity:
12 V, 19.0 Ah
Charging system:
Flywheel magneto
Drive unit:
Propulsion system:
Jet pump
Jet pump type:
Axial flow, single stage
Impeller rotation:
Counterclockwise
Jet thrust nozzle angle:
P1: 14.4+14.4 °
P2: 17.3+17.3 °
Fuel and oil:
Recommended fuel:
Regular unleaded gasoline
Minimum octane rating (PON):
86
Minimum octane rating (RON):
90
Recommended engine oil:
YAMALUBE 2-W or TC-W3 outboard motor
oil or equivalent
Fuel mixing ratio (fuel to oil):
50 :1
Fuel tank total capacity:
18 L (4.8 US gal) (4.0 Imp.gal)
Fuel tank reserve capacity:
5.5 L (1.5 US gal) (1.2 Imp.gal)
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EJU34560
Troubleshooting
If you have any trouble with your watercraft, use this section to check for the possible cause.
If you cannot find the cause, or if the procedure for replacement or repair is not described in
this owner’s/operator’s manual, have a Yamaha dealer perform the necessary service.
EJU34570
Troubleshooting chart
TROUBLE
Engine does not
start (Starter motor
does not turn over)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Clip not in place
Install clip
Fuse
Burned out
Replace fuse and
check wiring
73
Run down
Recharge
66
Poor terminal connections
Tighten as required
25
66
Terminal corroded
Clean
54
Starter motor
Faulty
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
—
Fuel cock
Turned to “OFF”
Turn fuel cock knob to
“ON”
24
Fuel
Empty
Refill as soon as possible
32
Stale or contaminated
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
59
Water or dirt present
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
59
63
Fuel tank
69
PAGE
Engine shutoff switch
Battery
Engine does not
start (Starter motor
turns over)
REMEDY
Spark plug
Fouled or defective
Clean or replace
Spark plug
cap
Not connected or
loose
Connect properly
Crankcase
Filled with water
Crank engine with
plug out until clean
74
Fuel filter
Clogged or water
pooled
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
59
Choke
Knob moves back on
its own
Tighten choke knob
adjusting nut
65
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TROUBLE
Engine runs irregularly or stalls
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
PAGE
Empty
Refill as soon as possible
32
Stale or contaminated
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
59
Too much oil in fuel
mixing ratio
Correct fuel-to-oil ratio to 50:1
31
Choke
Knob is left pulled
Push fully in
26
Fuel filter
Clogged or water
pooled
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
59
Fuel tank
Water or dirt present
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
59
63
Fuel
Spark plug
Spark plug
cap
Watercraft slow or
loses power
Fouled or defective
Replace
Incorrect heat range
Replace
63
Gap incorrect
Adjust
63
Loose
Connect properly
63
Cracked, torn or dam- Replace
aged
—
Electrical wiring
Loose electrical connections
Tighten or connect
properly
—
Carburetor
Incorrect idle adjustment
Adjust idle
Clogged
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
67
Cavitation
67
Jet intake clogged
Clean
71
Impeller damaged or
worn
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
71
Engine overheated
Jet intake clogged
Clean
Fuel filter
Clogged
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
59
63
Spark plug
71
Fouled or defective
Replace
Incorrect heat range
Replace
63
Gap incorrect
Adjust
63
Spark plug
caps
Loose
Connect properly
Fuel
Stale or contaminated
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
63
59
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EJU34620
Emergency procedures
EJU34630
contact with the rotating parts of the jet
pump.
Cleaning the jet intake and impeller
If weeds or debris get caught in the jet intake
or impeller, cavitation can occur, causing jet
thrust to decrease even though engine speed
rises. If this condition is allowed to continue,
the engine will overheat and may seize. If
there is any sign that the jet intake or impeller
is clogged with weeds or debris, return to
shore and check the intake and impeller. Always stop the engine before beaching the watercraft.
EWJ00780
WARNING
Before attempting to remove weeds or debris from the jet intake or impeller area,
shut the engine off and remove the clip
from the engine shut-off switch. Severe injury or death could result from coming in
ECJ00650
CAUTION:
If weeds or debris get caught in the jet intake, do not operate the watercraft above
trolling speed until they have been removed.
(1) Turn the watercraft on its side as shown.
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ECJ00660
CAUTION:
●
●
●
Place a suitable clean cloth or carpeting
underneath the watercraft to protect it
from abrasions and scratches.
Always turn the watercraft over onto its
port (left) side.
When turning the watercraft on its side,
support the bow so that the handlebars
are not bent or damaged.
(2) Remove any weeds or debris from
around the drive shaft, impeller, jet pump
housing, and jet thrust nozzle.
If debris is difficult to remove, consult a
Yamaha dealer.
ECJ00670
CAUTION:
Always avoid operating your watercraft in
areas where weed growth is thick. If traveling in weeded areas is unavoidable, operate the engine alternately at partial throttle
and full throttle. Weeds tend to accumulate more at a steady speed and at trolling
speed. If weeds clog the jet intake or impeller area and cause cavitation, follow the
cleaning procedure above.
egg, or vegetable oil. Call a physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and
get prompt medical attention.
Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep
sparks, flames, cigarettes, etc., well away.
If using or charging the battery in an enclosed space, make sure that it is well ventilated. Always shield your eyes when
working near batteries.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
EJU34651
Connecting the jumper cables
(1) Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to
the positive (+) battery terminals of both
batteries.
(2) Connect one end of the negative (–)
jumper cable to the negative (–) battery
terminal of the booster battery.
(3) Connect the other end of the negative (–)
jumper cable to an unpainted bolt on the
cylinder head.
EJU34640
Jumping the battery
If the watercraft battery has run down, the engine can be started using a 12-volt booster
battery and jumper cables.
EWJ00790
WARNING
Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous, causing severe burns, etc. Electrolyte contains sulfuric acid. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes, or clothing.
Antidotes
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or
milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten
1 Positive (+) jumper cable
2 Booster battery
3 Negative (–) jumper cable
ECJ00680
CAUTION:
Do not connect the end of the negative (–)
jumper cable to the negative (–) battery
terminal of the watercraft battery! Make
sure that all connections are secure and
correct before attempting to start the en-
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gine. Any wrong connection could damage the electrical system.
(4) Start the engine, and then disconnect the
jumper cables by reversing the steps
above.
ECJ00480
CAUTION:
●
●
Never push the start switch while the engine is running.
Do not operate the start switch for more
than 5 seconds, otherwise the battery
will be discharged and the engine will
not start. Also, the starter motor could
be damaged. If the engine does not start
in 5 seconds, release the start switch,
wait 15 seconds, and then try again.
EJU34670
Replacing the fuse
The fuse is located in the electrical box.
To replace the fuse:
(1) Remove the cap, and then pull out the
red lead to pull out the fuse holder from
the electrical box.
(2) Open the fuse holder and replace the
fuse with one of the correct amperage.
Fuse amperage:
10 A
EWJ00800
WARNING
Do not use fuses of higher amperage than
recommended. Substitution with a fuse
that has an improper rating can cause extensive electrical system damage and possible fire.
EJU34701
Towing the watercraft
If the watercraft becomes inoperative in the
water, it can be towed to shore.
If the watercraft must be towed in an emergency using a towline, the operator should
ride the watercraft, holding onto the handlebars and supporting his or her body weight on
the riding tray. This will help keep the bow of
the watercraft out of the water.
EWJ00810
WARNING
●
●
●
The watercraft should only be towed in
an emergency.
The towline should be long enough so
that the watercraft will not collide with
the towing boat when slowing down. A
good rule of thumb is a towline that is
three times the combined length of the
towing boat and the watercraft.
The operator of the towing boat must
keep speed to a minimum and avoid traffic or obstacles which could be a hazard
to the rider on the watercraft.
ECJ00710
1
2
3
4
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Electrical box
Fuse holder
Cap
Fuse
CAUTION:
●
Tow the watercraft at 5 mph (8 km/h) or
less, otherwise water could enter the engine through the exhaust passages or
through the air intake and flood the engine compartment if it is towed too fast.
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●
●
Tow the watercraft using the bow rope
hole only.
The bow must be kept up out of the water during towing to prevent water from
entering the engine compartment.
1 Bow rope hole
EJU34720
(5) Without reinstalling the spark plugs,
crank the engine until all of the water in
the cylinders has been drained.
(6) Install the spark plugs and the hood.
(7) Turn the fuel cock knob to “ON”.
(8) Launch the watercraft into the water, and
then run the engine for at least 10 minutes. If the engine does not start, repeat
steps 3–8.
(9) Shut the engine off.
(10) Turn the fuel cock knob to “OFF”, remove
the silencer cap, and then spray a rust inhibitor such as Yamaha Stor-Rite Engine
Fogging Oil into the carburetor while
cranking the engine.
(11) Have the watercraft inspected by a
Yamaha dealer as soon as possible.
Submerged watercraft
If the watercraft is submerged or flooded with
water, follow the procedure below and consult
a Yamaha dealer as soon as possible. Failure
to do so could result in serious engine damage!
In an emergency:
(1) Beach the watercraft and remove the
hood. Turn the watercraft over far enough
to drain the water from the engine compartment.
ECJ00700
CAUTION:
Turning the watercraft on its side with the
hood removed could cause damage to the
steering pole. Use two people to provide
enough support to make sure that the
steering pole is not damaged.
(2) Turn the watercraft upright again.
(3) Turn the fuel cock knob to “OFF”.
(4) Remove the spark plugs and dry them
with a cloth.
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Consumer information
EJU34780
Limited warranty
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
WATERCRAFT LIMITED WARRANTY
Yamaha Motor Corporation is proud of its heritage and reputation for producing products with high standards of quality and workmanship. Product excellence provides the cornerstone for our commitment to customer satisfaction. The Yamaha Watercraft Limited Warranty is your assurance of this commitment.
This warranty provides you with protection against the expense of repairs for your watercraft that are required as a result of defects in
materials or workmanship. When maintained and utilized in the prescribed manner, you can count on your Yamaha watercraft to provide reliable service.
This warranty provides you with specific coverage and notes your responsibilities in maintaining and operating your watercraft.
Please take the time to read and become familiar with this warranty.
PERIOD OF WARRANTY. Any new Yamaha watercraft purchased for pleasure use from an authorized Yamaha dealer in the United
States, will be warranted against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase, subject to
exclusions noted herein. Any Yamaha Watercraft purchased and utilized for commercial applications will be warranted for a period of
ninety [90] days from the date of purchase, subject to exclusions noted herein. Replacement parts used in warranty repairs will be warranted for the balance of the applicable warranty period.
The warranty described here applies to watercrafts purchased and registered for use in the United States only. For warranty provisions
outside the United States, contact the particular country’s local Yamaha distributor.
OBTAINING REPAIRS UNDER WARRANTY. During the period of warranty, any authorized Yamaha dealer will, free of charge, repair
or replace, at Yamaha’s option, any parts adjudged defective by Yamaha due to faulty workmanship or material from the factory. All
parts replaced under warranty will become the property of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY. Under the terms of this warranty, the customer will be responsible for ensuring that the watercraft is
properly operated, maintained, and stored as specified in the applicable Owner’s/Operator’s Manual.
The owner of the watercraft shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha dealer of any and all apparent defects within ten [10] days of discovery and make the watercraft available at that time for inspection and repairs at the dealer’s place of business.
GENERAL EXCLUSIONS FROM WARRANTY. This warranty will not cover the repair of damage if the damage is a result of abuse or
neglect of the product. Examples of abuse and neglect include, but are not limited to:
1. Racing or competition use, modification of original parts abnormal strain.
2. Lack of proper maintenance and off season storage as described in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, installation of parts or accessories that are not equivalent in design and quality to genuine Yamaha parts.
3. Use of lubricants, oils, and fuel/oil mixtures that are not suitable for watercraft motor use.
4. Damage as a result of accidents, collisions, contact with foreign materials, or submersion.
5. Growth of marine organisms on motor or hull surfaces.
6. Normal deterioration.
7. Gel coat stress cracks.
SPECIFIC PARTS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY.
Parts replaced due to normal wear or routine maintenance such as oil, spark plugs, fuel filters, impeller and liner, and anodes are not
covered by warranty. Charges for transporting the watercraft to and from an authorized Yamaha dealer are excluded from warranty coverage.
TRANSFER OF WARRANTY. Transfer of the warranty from the original purchaser to any subsequent purchaser is possible by having
the watercraft inspected by an authorized Yamaha dealer and requesting the dealer to submit a change of registration to Yamaha Motor
Corporation. U.S.A. within ten [10] days of the transfer.
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH EXCEED THE OBLIGATIONS AND TIME LIMITS
STATED IN THIS WARRANTY ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. AND EXCLUDED FROM THIS
WARRANTY.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU. ALSO EXCLUDED FROM THIS WARRANTY ARE ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING LOSS
OF USE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO
STATE.
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
Post Office Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
WARRANTY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. What costs are my responsibility during the warranty period?
A. The customer’s responsibility includes all costs of normal maintenance services, non-warranty repairs, accident and collision damages.
Q. What are some examples of “abnormal” strain, neglect, or abuse?
A. These terms are general and overlap each other in areas. Specific examples include:
Running the watercraft out of oil, operating the machine with a broken or damaged part which causes another part to fail, and so
on. If you have any specific questions on operation or maintenance, please contact your Yamaha dealer for advice.
Q. Does the warranty cover incidental costs such as transportation due to a failure?
A. No. The warranty is limited to repair of the watercraft itself.
Q. May I perform any or all of the recommended maintenance shown in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual instead of having the dealer do
them?
A. Yes, if you are a qualified mechanic and follow the procedures specified in the Owner’s/Operator’s and Service Manual. We do recommend, however, that items requiring special or equipment be done by a Yamaha dealer.
Q. Will the warranty be void or cancelled if I do not operate or maintain my new watercraft exactly as specified in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual?
A. No. The warranty on a new watercraft cannot be “voided” or “cancelled”. However, if a particular failure is caused by operation
or maintenance other than as shown in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, that failure may not be covered under warranty.
Q. What responsibility does my dealer have under this warranty?
A. Each Yamaha dealer is expected to:
1. Completely set up each new watercraft before sale.
2.
Explain the operation, maintenance, and warranty requirements to your satisfaction at the time of sale, and upon your request at
any later date. In addition, each Yamaha dealer is held responsible for his setup, service and warranty repair work.
Q. Is the warranty transferable to second owners?
A. Yes. The remainder of the existing warranty can be transferred upon request. The unit has to be inspected and re-registered by an
authorized Yamaha dealer for the policy to remain effective.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
If your watercraft requires warranty service, you must take it to any authorized Yamaha dealer within the continental United States. Be
sure to bring your warranty registration card or other valid proof of the original date of purchase. If a question or problem arises regarding warranty, first contact the owner of the dealership. Since all warranty matters are handled at the dealer level, this person is in the
best position to help you. If you are still not satisfied and require additional assistance, please write:
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION U.S.A.
CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
The federal government requires each manufacturer to maintain a complete, up-to-date list of all first purchasers against the possibility
of a safety-related defect and recall. This list is complied from the purchase registrations sent to Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. by
the selling dealer at the time of your purchase.
If you should move after you have purchased your new watercraft, please advise us of your new address by sending a postcard listing
your Yamaha model name, engine number, dealer number [or dealer’s name] as it is shown on your warranty card, your name and new
mailing address.
Mail to:
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
Attention: Warranty Department
This will ensure that Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has an up-to-date registration record in accordance with federal law.
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YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.)
Keep your Yamaha protected even after your warranty expires with genuine Yamaha Extended
Service (Y.E.S.).
•
Y.E.S. is designed and administered by Yamaha Motor Corporation to provide maximum owner
satisfaction. You get uninterrupted factory-backed coverage for extra peace of mind.
•
Y.E.S. is flexible. You choose the plan that is right for you: 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, or
(on four-stroke models) 48 months beyond your warranty period.
•
Y.E.S. is designed and administered by the same Yamaha people who handle your warranty—
and it shows in the comprehensive coverage benefits. There are no mileage limitations. Coverage is not limited to “moving parts” or the “drive train” like many other plans. And Y.E.S. covers
manufacturing defects just like the warranty. See the sample contract at your Yamaha dealer to
see how comforting uninterrupted factory-backed protection can be.
•
You do not have to pay anything for covered repairs. There is no deductible to pay, and repairs
are not “pro-rated.” You do not have any “out-of-pocket” expenses for covered repairs.
•
In addition, Travel and Recreation Interruption Protection (TRIP) is included at no extra cost.
TRIP gives you up to $150 reimbursement per occurrence for any reasonable expenses you
incur because your Yamaha needs covered service: replacement vehicle rental, emergency
towing, phone calls, even food and lodging when you are away from home. This superb coverage goes into effect when you purchase Y.E.S., so it applies to any warranty repairs as well as
covered repairs during your entire Y.E.S. plan period.
•
Y.E.S. coverage is honored at any authorized Yamaha dealer nationwide.
•
Y.E.S. coverage is transferable to a new owner if you sell or trade-in. That can make your
Yamaha much more valuable!
This excellent Y.E.S. plan coverage is only available to Yamaha owners like you, and only while
your Yamaha is still within the Yamaha Limited Warranty period. So visit your authorized Yamaha
dealer to get all the facts. He can show you how easy it is to protect your investment with Yamaha
Extended Service.
We urge you to act now. You will get the excellent benefits of TRIP coverage right away, and you
will rest easy knowing you will have strong factory-backed protection even after your Yamaha
Limited Warranty expires.
A special note:
If visiting your dealer is not convenient, contact Yamaha with your Primary ID number (your Owner’s
Manual shows you where to find this number). We will be happy to help you get the Y.E.S. coverage
you need.
Yamaha Service Marketing
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, CA 90630
1-(866)-YES-EXTD
(1-866-937-3983)
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Index
2-stroke engine oil.................................... 31
A
Approval label of emission control
certificate ................................................ 2
B
Battery................................................ 35, 54
Battery, checking...................................... 66
Battery, jumping ....................................... 72
Beaching the watercraft ........................... 49
Bilge ......................................................... 35
Boarding and starting in deep water ........ 45
Boarding and starting in shallow water .... 45
Bow rope hole .......................................... 28
C
Capsized watercraft ................................. 46
Carburetor, adjusting................................ 67
Choke cable, adjusting............................. 65
Choke knob .............................................. 26
Cleaning the watercraft ............................ 54
Cooling water pilot outlet.................... 26, 38
Cruising limitations ..................................... 9
E
Emergency procedures ............................ 71
Emission control information ...................... 2
Engine break-in ........................................ 39
Engine compartment ................................ 34
Engine overheat warning system ............. 28
Engine serial number ................................. 1
Engine shut-off cord ................................. 38
Engine shut-off switch .............................. 25
Engine stop switch ................................... 25
Enjoy your watercraft responsibly ............ 20
F
Filling the fuel tank ................................... 32
Fire extinguisher....................................... 35
Flushing the cooling system..................... 52
Fuel and oil............................................... 31
Fuel cock knob ......................................... 24
Fuel filter .................................................. 59
Fuel system........................................ 34, 53
Fuel system, checking.............................. 59
Fuel tank .................................................. 59
Fuel tank filler cap .................................... 24
Fuse, replacing......................................... 73
G
Gasohol .................................................... 31
Gasoline ................................................... 31
Getting to know your watercraft ............... 42
H
Hazard information ................................... 13
Hood......................................................... 23
Hull and deck ........................................... 34
Hull Identification Number (HIN)................. 1
I
Identification numbers ................................ 1
Important labels.......................................... 3
J
Jet intake .................................................. 37
Jet intake and impeller, cleaning .............. 71
Jet thrust nozzle angle, adjusting ............. 61
Jet thrust nozzle angle, checking ............. 59
Jumper cables, connecting ...................... 72
K
Kneeling ................................................... 43
L
Labels, other .............................................. 6
Labels, warning .......................................... 4
Launching the watercraft .......................... 40
Learning to operate your watercraft ......... 42
Leaving the watercraft .............................. 42
Limitations on who may operate
the watercraft .......................................... 8
Limited warranty ....................................... 75
Lubrication................................................ 53
Lubrication points ..................................... 64
M
Main components, location of .................. 21
Maintenance and adjustments ................. 55
Manufactured date label............................. 2
Mixing fuel and oil .................................... 31
O
Operating positions .................................. 43
Operating your watercraft......................... 42
Operation ................................................. 39
Operation of controls and other
functions ............................................... 23
Operation requirements ........................... 10
Owner’s/operator’s manual and
tool kit ................................................... 56
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P
Periodic maintenance chart...................... 57
Post-operation care.................................. 50
Pre-operation check list............................ 33
Pre-operation check points ...................... 34
Pre-operation checks ............................... 33
Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number ...... 1
R
Recommended equipment ....................... 13
Rough water operation............................. 49
Rules of the Road .................................... 15
S
Spark plugs, cleaning and adjusting ........ 63
Standing ................................................... 44
Start switch............................................... 26
Starting the engine ................................... 40
Starting the watercraft .............................. 44
Steering friction, adjusting........................ 60
Steering pole ...................................... 28, 37
Steering system ................................. 27, 37
Stern rope hole......................................... 28
Stopping the engine ................................. 42
Stopping the watercraft ............................ 49
Storage..................................................... 52
Storage pouch.......................................... 29
Submerged watercraft.............................. 74
Switches................................................... 38
T
Throttle cable, checking and adjusting..... 62
Throttle lever ...................................... 26, 36
To get more boating safety information.... 19
Towing the watercraft............................... 73
Transporting ............................................. 51
Trolling speed, adjusting .......................... 67
Troubleshooting ....................................... 69
Troubleshooting chart .............................. 69
Turning the watercraft .............................. 47
W
Water separator ....................................... 34
Watercraft characteristics......................... 14
Y
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE
(Y.E.S.) ................................................. 77
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