Yamaha LS2000 Operator`s manual

LS2000
Owner's
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Operator's
Manual
Manual
Operator's
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Owner's
TO THE OWNER
Thank you for choosing a Yamaha Jet
Boat. This Owner’s Manual contains
information you will need for proper
operation, maintenance, and care. A
thorough understanding of these simple
instructions will help you to obtain maximum enjoyment from your new
Yamaha. If you have any questions
about the operation or maintenance of
your Jet Boat, please consult a Yamaha
dealer.
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
Because Yamaha has a policy of continuing product improvement, this product
may not be exactly as described in this
Owner’s Manual. Specifications are
subject to change without notice.
This manual should be considered a
permanent part of this Jet Boat and
should remain with it even if the boat is
subsequently sold.
IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION:
In this manual, information of particular
importance is distinguished in the following ways:
The Safety Alert Symbol means
ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
WARNING
Failure to follow WARNING instructions could result in severe injury or
death to the machine operator, a
bystander, or a person inspecting or
repairing the Jet Boat.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid
damage to the Jet Boat.
NOTE: A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer.
LS2000 JET BOAT (LST1200Y)
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
© 1999 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
1st Edition, July 1999
All rights reserved. Any reprinting
or unauthorized use
without the written permission of
Yamaha Motor Corporation,
U.S.A. is expressly prohibited.
Printed in U.S.A.
LIT-18626-03-91
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JET BOAT
SAFETY INFORMATION
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FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
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OPERATION
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MAINTENANCE & CARE
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TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
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CONSUMER INFORMATION
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Chapter 1
SAFETY INFORMATION
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER RECORDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
Primary I.D. Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
Hull Identification Number (H.I.N.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
Engine Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1
IMPORTANT LABELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-4
SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Limitations On Who May Operate the Jet Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Required Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-9
Additional Equipment Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-9
Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-10
Operational Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-10
Jet Boat Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-12
Cruising Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-13
Night Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
Waterskiing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-15
BASIC BOATING RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Rules of the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Steering and Sailing and Sound Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Rules When Encountering Vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-17
Other Special Situations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-18
TO GET MORE BOATING SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-20
Boating Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-20
ACCIDENT REPORTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-21
ENJOY YOUR JET BOAT RESPONSIBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-21
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SAFETY INFORMATION
IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER RECORDS
Record your Primary I.D., H.I.N., and
engine numbers in the spaces provided
to assist you in ordering spare parts
from your Yamaha Jet Boat dealer. Also
record and keep these I.D. numbers in
a separate place in case your Jet Boat
is stolen.
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PRIMARY I.D. NUMBER
FOR
LST1200Y
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The Primary I.D. number is stamped on
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engine compartment.
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HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
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ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
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The Engine Serial Numbers are
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top of the engine crankcase.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
EMISSION CONTROL
INFORMATION
This engine conforms to 2000 U.S.
Environment Protection Agency (EPA)
regulation for marine SI engines.
APPROVAL LABEL OF EMISSION
CONTROL CERTIFICATE
This label is attached to the electrical
box.
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1 Emission control information
label
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
ENGINE FAMILY :
THIS ENGINE CONFORMS TO
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FELs
U.S. EPA REGULATIONS FOR MARINE S1 ENGINES
g/low - hr
SPARK PLUG GAP (mm) :
TROLLING SPEED :
rpm
YAMAHA MOTOR CO., CO, LTD.
MANUFACTURED DATE LABEL
2 Manufactured date label
YAMAHA
Manufactured:
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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LST1200Y
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Do not touch or remove electrical parts
when starting or running engine.
YAMAHA
6R7-83623-40
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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Strong streams of water from the jet nozzle can be dangerous, and can result in serious
injury when directed at body orifices (rectum and vagina).
• Do not board from rear, use swim platform, or swim behind boat if engines are running.
• Stay away from the back of the boat when engines are running.
• Wear wetsuit when waterskiing to protect against strong streams of water from the boat's
jet nozzles as well as from impact with the water surface if you fall.
Do not sit on swim platform or padded engine hatch when the engines are running.
You could fall overboard.
F0R-U416G-10
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SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY
RESULTS IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING.
• Turn off and remove both ignition
keys, remove lanyard, and wait
for all movement to stop before
removing access port caps.
• Never override interlocks to run
engines with hatch open.
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YAMAHA
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Lock access port cap securely in place.
A loose cap could be forced out of the port by water pressure,
causing loss of performance and possible damage.
YAMAHA
U418K-00
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BEFORE LAUNCHING:
• Make sure drain plug at the back
of the hull is tightened securely.
• See Owner's Manual for draining
procedure.
After removing from the water:
• Flush drive system and hull with fresh water. Open the
drain plug at the back of the hull.
• Start the engine and rapidly move throttle lever from
idle to half-throttle and back for 10~15 seconds to drain
any leftover water in exhaust system.
• Refer to the Owner's Manual for complete maintence
and storage information.
YAMAHA
F0R-U419C-10
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FIRE EXTINGUISHER
• Fire extinguisher is inside this driver's
side console storage.
• Open cannister to remove extinguisher.
YAMAHA
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SAFETY INFORMATION
SAFETY
INFORMATION
education requirements. Always
check state and local boating laws
before you operate the Jet Boat.
● The operator is responsible for the
safety of his or her passengers as
well as his or her own personal
safety.
WARNING
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY
RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INFORMATION.
● Before operating the Jet Boat, read
this entire manual, the Operation
Instruction card, and all warning
labels on the Jet Boat. Also view the
Basic Orientation video tape. These
materials should give you an understanding of the boat and its operation.
Never allow anyone to operate this
Jet Boat until they too have read this
Owner's Manual, the Operation
Instruction card, all warning labels,
and, if possible, watch the video.
● Your Jet Boat is designed to carry
the operator, up to six passengers,
and cargo, as long as the total
weight does not exceed the maximum load capacity. Never have
more than seven people on board.
Weight distribution affects performance. Keep weight in the boat low
and evenly distributed. Remove any
unnecessary cargo and store it on
shore.
LIMITATIONS ON WHO MAY
OPERATE THE JET BOAT
● This boat is recommended only for
operators 16 and older with a valid
motor vehicle license.
Even though a motor vehicle operator's license is not required for Jet
Boat operation in most states, it is
one indicator that the operator has
previously demonstrated a reasonable degree of maturity, responsibility, and good judgment.
ATTENTION:
Maximum load capacity: 1300 lb
(591 kg)
Includes weight of operator, passengers, and any cargo.
A responsible adult must supervise
operation of this boat by minors.
Many states have minimum age and
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SAFETY INFORMATION
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
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ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT
RECOMMENDATIONS
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has
regulations which describe minimum
standards of safety. You must comply
with these regulations, which apply to
boats like your Jet Boat which are less
than 26 feet long.
The following equipment can help
make your boating experience safer
and more enjoyable:
● Mooring fenders and lines
● Anchor with suitable line (a
“Danforth” type anchor and line that
is at least 6-times the depth of the
water where you will drop anchor
are recommended)
● Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs):
Type I, II, or III as required for all
people on board (see “Apparel” for
more information), plus at least one
Type IV (throwable type).
● Manual-type bilge pump
● Fire Extinguisher:
At least one B-1 type hand-held
portable fire extinguisher.
● First Aid kit
● Waterproof Flashlight with extra batteries
● Visual Distress Signals:
Having USCG-approved visual distress signals on board is recommended under all circumstances,
and required if you will be operating
on coastal waters, the Great Lakes,
territorial seas and waters connected
to them. Contact your dealer or the
Coast Guard for more information.
● Tool kit with assorted screwdrivers,
pliers, wrenches (including metric
sizes), and electrical tape
● Oar or paddle (look for one with a
boat hook on the other end)
● Spare parts, such as an extra set of
spark plugs and fuses
● Sound Signalling Device:
Your Jet Boat is equipped with a
horn which can be used to signal
other boats. See “Rules of the
Road” for more information.
● Navigation charts for the waters
where you will be boating
● Tow rope
● Navigation Lights:
Your Jet Boat is equipped with navigation lights for use between sunset
and sunrise, and during periods of
reduced visibility, such as fog. Be
sure these lights are working and
are turned on when necessary (see
page 2-13 and 3-9 for more information).
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SAFETY INFORMATION
APPAREL
● Because of the drowning hazards
associated with water sports, the
operator and passengers must
always wear a U.S. Coast Guardapproved vest-type personal flotation
device (PFD). Be sure the PFD is
properly fitting and in good condition.
● You might also consider gloves
designed for water sports to help
protect hands during operation, as
well as while launching and docking
your boat.
● You may want to consider eye protection. Water spray could get in
your eyes in some circumstances
which could affect your vision.
OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
● You should consider wearing slipresistant deck shoes or water shoes
for more secure footing while boating.
● Waterskiers and others engaging in
water sports behind the boat must
wear a wetsuit. A wetsuit can help
protect against strong streams of
water from the jet nozzles or impact
from the water surface. These hazards could cause severe injuries to
certain body orifices (rectum and
vagina).
● Depending upon operating conditions, you may consider wearing a
wetsuit while boating. A wet suit can
help protect against hypothermia
(low body temperature) when there
is water spray coming into the boat,
particularly if you are operating in
cold water or air temperature.
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● Operating your Jet Boat requires
skills acquired only through practice
over a period of time. Take the time
to learn the basic operating techniques well, before attempting more
difficult maneuvers. Your Jet Boat is
capable of truly exhilarating performance. Don’t push your boat to the
limits beyond your ability. The operator should have at least 10 hours of
experience with the boat before any
abrupt acceleration, sharp turns, or
operation at full speed.
● NEVER operate the boat after consuming alcohol or taking drugs.
SAFETY INFORMATION
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● Always perform the pre-operation
checks on page 3-4 before operating to be sure your equipment is
working properly.
● The operator should always attach
the engine stop switch lanyard
(cable) to his PFD so that the
engines will stop if the operator
accidentally leaves the helm. Failure
to attach the lanyard could result in
a runaway boat if the operator is
ejected.
Be sure the lanyard is not wrapped
around the steering wheel or tangled
in the controls which would prevent
the lanyard from pulling away.
● Passengers must always sit in a
designated seating area, place feet
on the deck, and use the hand grips
provided while the boat is in motion.
To prevent accidental starting of the
engine, always remove the lanyard
from the stop switch when the
engine is not running.
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● Always watch carefully for swimmers. 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!
Always watch for traffic; other
boaters may not be watching for
you. If they don't see you, or you
maneuver more quickly than other
boaters expect, you risk a collision.
Engine stop switch
Engine stop switch lanyard
Lanyard clipped to PFD
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SAFETY INFORMATION
● Maintain a safe distance from other
boats or watercraft, and also watch
for boat's ski ropes or fishing lines.
Obey the "Rules of the Road" (see
page 1-15), and be sure to check
behind you before making a turn.
● If you are pregnant or in poor health,
ask your doctor's advice on whether
it is safe for you to ride this Jet Boat.
● Do not attempt to modify this Jet
Boat! Modifications to your boat may
reduce safety and reliability, and may
make the boat illegal for use.
JET BOAT CHARACTERISTICS
● Jet thrust turns the Jet Boat. If you
are going faster than idle speeds,
you must use engine power to turn.
If you pull the throttle levers back to
idle or shut off the engines, you cannot turn – even if you turn the wheel.
Practice turning in an open area
without obstructions until you have a
good feel for this maneuver.
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Yamaha Jet Boats are water-jet propelled. The jet pumps are directly
connected to the engines. This
means that jet thrust will produce
some boat movement whenever the
engine is running. The Jet Boat has
a "neutral" position, but since the Jet
Boat is always producing thrust
while engines are running, some
forward or reverse movement may
occur.
● Boats, including your Jet Boat, do
not have brakes. Pull the throttle
levers back to idle or stop the
engines and allow water resistance
to slow the boat down. Remember,
however, that you have no steering
control without throttle. Do not use
Reverse to try to slow down from
speed, because you could be ejected, the boat could be flooded, or
damage could occur to the shift
mechanism.
Reverse can be used to slow down
or stop during slow-speed maneuvering, such as when docking. Once
the engines are idling, shift to
Reverse and gradually increase
engine speed to slow down or stop.
● Keep the following in mind when
using reverse:
Reverse is for launching and low
speed maneuvering only. Shift only
when the engines are idling or off.
Do not shift while applying throttle.
Make sure there are no obstacles or
people behind you before shifting
into reverse.
SAFETY INFORMATION
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CRUISING LIMITATIONS
● Keep hands, feet, hair, and all other
parts of your body and clothing
away from jet intakes on the bottom
of the hull while engine is running
because they could be caught in the
intake. Stop the engine and remove
the lanyard before removing any
debris or weeds which may have
collected around the jet intake.
Refer to the Jet Pump Clean-Out
procedures on page 5-5 for further
Information.
● Do not try to jump other boat's
wakes or follow another boat or
watercraft too closely or you will
increase your chance of colliding
with other boats. Do not go over a
water-ski jump, or attempt any other
kind of jumping maneuver with the
boat, since you risk injuring yourself
or damaging your Jet Boat.
● Watch for dangerous underwater
obstacles when boating in shallow
water. Never operate in water that is
less than 3 ft (90 cm) deep.
3 FT 990 CM)
● Do not board from the rear, use
swim platform, or swim behind boat
when engines are running. Strong
streams of water from the jet nozzles can be dangerous and can
result in serious injury when directed at body orifices (rectum and
vagina).
● Never insert any object in the jet
pump outlet.
● Do not operate the boat in rough
water, bad weather or when visibility is poor; this may lead to an accident causing injury or death.
Operation in rough water can crack
the hull or damage internal parts.
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Be alert to the possibility of adverse
weather. Take note of marine weather forecasts and the prevailing
weather conditions before setting
out in your Jet Boat.
NIGHT OPERATION
● When using your Jet Boat before
dawn and after dusk, you must have
both bow and stern lights operating.
When at anchor in the dark, the
stern light must be lit. See page 2-13
for instructions.
● Leave a “float plan” with a responsible person on shore. Tell where you
plan to go and when you plan to
arrive, and provide a description of
your boat. Advise this person if your
plans change and also when you
arrive to prevent false alarms. A
sample float is included on page 6-6.
● Put the bimini top in the fully collapsed position when operating or at
anchor at night. The top can prevent
the white stern light from being seen
from any angle, as is required by
federal and state regulations, which
could increase the risk of a collision
with another boat. An extended
length stern light is available from
your Yamaha dealer if you desire
having the Bimini top up at night.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
WATERSKIING
You can use the Jet Boat to tow a
waterskier, using the tow eye provided.
Do not attach the tow rope to any other
location on the boat.
It is the boat operator’s responsibility to
be alert to the safety of the waterskier
and others. Know and follow all state
and local waterskiing regulations in
effect for the waters in which you will be
operating. The following are some
important considerations for minimizing
risks while waterskiing:
● Wear an approved PFD, preferably
a brightly colored one so boat operators can see you.
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protect against hypothermia (low
body temperature) and abrasions.
● A second person should be on
board as an observer to watch the
skier; in most states it is required by
law. Let the skier direct the operator’s control of boat speed and
direction with hand signals. The
observer should sit securely in the
seat, hold onto the handles or
straps provided, and place feet firmly on the floor for proper balance
while facing to the rear to watch the
skier’s hand signals and condition.
The center, port-side seat swivels
for a backward-facing observer. Be
sure the seat is locked in place
(pg. 2-13) before getting underway.
● When preparing to pull a skier,
operate the Jet Boat at the slowest
possible speed until the boat is well
away from the skier and slack in the
tow rope is taken up. Be careful that
the rope is not looped around anything. After checking that the skier is
ready and there is no traffic or
obstacles, apply enough throttle to
raise the skier.
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PFD
Gloves
Wetsuit
● Wear a wetsuit when waterskiing to
protect against injury to body orifices
(rectum and vagina) from impact with
the water surface if you fall or strong
streams of water from the boat’s jet
nozzles while in the water behind
the boat. A wetsuit can also help
● Make smooth, wide turns. The Jet
Boat is capable of very sharp turns
which could exceed the abilities of
the skier. Keep the skier at least
150 feet (49m), about twice the distance of a standard tow-rope from
any potential hazard.
● Be alert to the hazard from the handle snapping back into the boat
when the skier falls or is unable to
get up on the skis.
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BASIC BOATING RULES
STEERING AND SAILING RULES
AND SOUND SIGNALS
RULES OF THE ROAD
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 which does not have
the right-of-way is called the "give-way
or "burdened" vessel. These rules
determine which vessel has the rightof-way, and what each vessel should
do.
Your Yamaha Jet Boat is legally considered a power boat. Operation of the Jet
Boat must be in accordance with the
rules and regulations governing the
waterway on which it is used.
Just as there are rules which apply
when you are driving on streets and
highways, there are waterway rules
which apply when you are operating
your Jet Boat. These rules are used
internationally, and are also enforced
by the United States Coast Guard and
local agencies. You should be aware of
these rules, and follow them whenever
you encounter another vessel on the
water.
Several sets of rules prevail according
to geographic location, but are all basically the same as the International
Rules of the Road. The rules presented
here in your Owner'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 using your
Jet Boat.
Stand-On Vessel
The vessel with the right-of-way has
the duty to continue its course and
speed, except to avoid an immediate
collision. When you maintain your
direction and speed, the other vessel
will be able to determine how best to
avoid you.
Give-Way Vessel
The vessel which does not have the
right-of-way has the duty to take positive and timely action to stay out of the
way of the Stand-On vessel. Normally,
you should not cross in front of the vessel with the right-of-way. You should
slow down or change directions briefly
and pass behind the other vessel. You
should always move in such a way that
the operator of the other vessel can see
what you are doing.
The General Prudential Rule regarding
the right-of-way is that if a collision
appears unavoidable, neither boat has
the right-of-way. Both boats must avoid
the collision.
In other words, follow the standard
rules except when a collision will occur
unless both vessels try to avoid each
other. If that is the case, both vessels
become "Give-Way" vessels.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
RULES WHEN ENCOUNTERING
VESSELS
There are three main situations which
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 travelling across the
other vessel's path)
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Meeting
If you are meeting another power vessel head on, and are close enough to
run the risk of collision, neither of you
has the right-of-way. Both of you should
alter course to avoid an accident. You
should keep the other vessel on your
port (left) side. This rule doesn't apply if
both of you will clear one another if you
continue on your set course and
speed.
Overtaking (you are passing or being
passed by another vessel)
In the following illustration, your Jet
Boat 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
Give-Way vessels). Both you and the
meeting vessel must alter course to
avoid each other.
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 right, 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, provided the
other vessel gives you the right-of-way
as it should.
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Overtaking
If you are passing another vessel, you
are the "Give-Way" vessel. This means
that the other vessel is expected to
maintain its course and speed. You
must stay out of its way until you are
clear of it. Likewise, if another vessel is
passing you, you should maintain your
speed and direction so that the other
vessel can steer itself around you.
GIVE-WAY
VESSEL
Narrow Channels and Bends
When navigating in narrow channels,
you should keep to the right when it is
safe and practical to do so. If the operator of a power-driven vessel is preparing to go around a bend that may
obstruct the view of other water vessels, the operator should sound a prolonged blast on the horn (4 to 6 seconds). If another vessel is around the
bend, it too should sound the horn.
Even if no reply is heard, however, the
vessel should still proceed around the
bend with caution.
Fishing Vessel Right-of-Way
All vessels which are 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 rightof-way regardless of position. Fishing
vessels cannot, however, impede the
passage of other vessels in narrow
channels.
Sailing Vessel Right-of-Way
Sailing vessels should normally be
given the right-of-way. The exceptions
to this are:
1. When the sailing vessel is overtaking the power-driven vessel, the
power-driven vessel has the rightof-way.
OTHER SPECIAL SITUATIONS
There are three other rules you should
be aware of when driving your Jet Boat
around other vessels.
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2. Sailing vessels should keep clear of
any fishing vessel.
3. In a narrow channel, a sailing vessel
should not hamper the safe passage
of a power-driven vessel which can
navigate only in such a channel.
“7”
C “1”
“6”
CH
AN
NE
L
RB “L”
or
RG “L”
N “2”
SE
CO
ND
AR
Y
M
AI
N
CH
AN
NE
L
SAFETY INFORMATION
1
“1” “3” “5” “7”
LIGHTED BUOY (Port Hand)
Odd number, increasing toward head
of navigation. Leave to port (left) proceeding
White Light
Green Light
OR
“5”
“4”
Old
New
“2” “4” “6”
LIGHTED BUOY (Starboard Hand)
Even number, increasing toward head
of navigation. Leave to starboard
(right) proceeding up-stream
“3”
“A”
White Light
Green Light
OR
“2”
Old
“1”
New
“A”
LIGHTED SAFE WATER BUOY
No number. Marks midchannel, pass
on either side. Letter has no lateral significance, used for identification and
location purposes.
Top Mark
White Light
Green Light
Proceeding toward head of
navigation from seaward
SECONDARY CHANNEL BUOYS
STARTS NEW NUMBERING SYSTEM
C “1”
CAN BUOY
Odd number. Leave to port.
OR
OR
Old
Old
New
New
RB “L”
RB “L”
LIGHTED PREFERRED
CHANNEL TO PORT BUOY
No number. Topmost band red preferred channel is to left of buoy.
Letter has no lateral significance,
used for identification and location
purposes.
Red or
Red
White Light
Light
N “2”
NUN BUOY
Even number. Leave to starboard.
OR
No change
Old
1-19
New
1
SAFETY INFORMATION
Reading Buoys and Other Markers
The waters of the United States are
marked for safe navigation by the lateral system of buoys. 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 port).
This means that red buoys are passed
on the starboard (right) side when proceeding from open water into port, and
black buoys are to port (left) side. When
navigating out of port, your position with
respect to the buoys should be
reversed; red buoys should be to port
and black buoys to starboard.
Many bodies of water used by boaters
are entirely within the boundaries of a
particular state. The Uniform State
Waterway Marking System has been
devised for these waters. This system
uses buoys and signs with distinctive
shapes and colors to show regulatory
or advisory information. These markers
are white with black letters and orange
borders. They signify speed zones,
restricted areas, danger areas, and
general information.
Remember, markings may vary by geographic location. Always consult local
boating authorities before driving your
Jet Boat in unfamiliar waters.
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
BOATING EDUCATION
This manual cannot provide complete
training on all aspects of boat operation. All operators of this Jet Boat are
encouraged to seek additional training
on boat handling and safety. Many
states require operators under the age
of 18 to be licensed in small boat operation and offer training and certification
courses.
Many different agencies and organizations offer boating training and safety.
Some of these are listed below. Check
your local telephone directory for the
telephone numbers and addresses in
your area.
● U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
● American Red Cross
● National Fishing and Wildlife
Foundation
● Power Squadrons
● Sports Fishing Institute
● State Boating Offices
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SAFETY INFORMATION
1
ACCIDENT
REPORTING
ENJOY YOUR JET BOAT
RESPONSIBLY
Boat operators are required by law to
file a Boating Accident Report with
their state boating law enforcement
agency if their boat has been involved
in any of the following boating accidents:
You share the areas you enjoy when
operating your Jet Boat with others and
with nature. So your enjoyment
includes a responsibility to treat other
people, and the lands, waters, and
wildlife with respect and courtesy.
1. There is loss of life or probable loss
of life.
Whenever and wherever you operate
your Jet Boat, think of yourself as the
guest of those around you. Remember,
for example, that the sound of your Jet
Boat may be music to you, but it could
be just noise to others. And the exciting
splash of your wake can make waves
others won’t enjoy. Avoid boating close
to shoreline homes and waterfowl nesting areas or other wildlife areas, and
keep a respectful distance from fisherman, other boats, swimmers, and populated beaches. When travel in areas
like these is unavoidable, drive slowly
and obey all laws.
2. There is personal injury which
requires medical attention beyond
first aid.
3. There is damage to boats or other
property which exceeds $500.00.
4. There is complete loss of a boat.
Contact local law enforcement personnel if a report is necessary.
Remember that pollution can be harmful to the environment. Do not refuel or
add oil where a spill could cause damage to nature. And keep your surroundings pleasant for the people and wildlife
that share the waterways: don’t litter!
When you use your Jet Boat responsibly, with respect and courtesy for others, you help ensure that our waterways stay open for the enjoyment of a
variety of recreational opportunities.
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Chapter 2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
LOCATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
OPERATION OF CONTROLS AND OTHER FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Engine Stop Switch Lanyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Main Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Throttle Levers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Shift Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Choke Knobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Fuel Tank Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Fuel Cocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Overheat Warning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Swivel Seat Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Stereo System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Engine Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Bimini Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
2
LOCATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS
1
18
11
11
2
10
10
6
4
12
9
5
8
9
7
7
12
5
8
17
15
17
3
13
14
16
16
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Main Features:
1
2
3
4
Fuel Tank
Oil Tank
Blower Motor
Battery
Port/Starboard Features:
5
6
7
8
Flush Attachments
Fuel Filters
Electrical Boxes
Ignition Coil Holders
2-1
High Tension Cords
Spark Plugs
Silencer Covers
Hood Supports
Engine Compartment Vent Outlet
Engine Compartment Vent Inlets
Engine Compartment Drain Plug
Muffler Boxes
Fuel Tank Compartment Air Ventilation
Fuel Tank Compartment Drain Plug
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
1
2
C
5
C
5
3
4
6
6
B
D
4
3
3
B
A
9
3
5
10
8
17
5
5
7
3
6
11
6
13
14
15
16
2-2
12
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
LOCATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS:
1 Bow light
2 Bow eye
3 Storage compartments
4 Fire extinguisher holder
5 Grab handles
6 Cleats
7 Courtesy Light
8 Fuel cocks
9 Throttles
10 Shifter
11 Stern light storage
12 Stern light socket
13 Ski tow hook
14 Jet pump cleanout access panel
15 Pump cleanout interlock switches
16 Rear boarding step
17 Deck drain
LOCATION OF STEREO COMPONENTS:
A Remote Control Keypad
B Speakers
C Speakers (optional)
D CD Player/Receiver
2-3
2
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
LOCATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS
1
2
2
5
7
6
PORT
6
3
8
STARBOARD
8
9
STARBOARD
9
PORT
4
Control Features:
1 Speedometer
6 Switches and breakers
2 Tachometer
7 Fuel gauge
3 Low oil warning light
8 Ignition switch / keys
4 Steering wheel
9 Chokes
5 Mirror
3
6
1
2
4
3
4
5
5
9
7
8
Control Features:
1 Bilge outlet
6 Folding boarding step on transom
2 Clean-out compartment drain
7 Hull drain plug
3 Trailer strap eyes
8 Speedometer pick-up
4 Pump gates
9 Deck drain
5 Steering nozzles
2-4
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
OPERATION OF
CONTROLS AND
OTHER FUNCTIONS
2
water, such as a down skier, or an
obstacle, such as a dock.
WARNING
You need engine power to turn.
Pulling the throttle levers back to
idle when traveling faster than idle
speeds or shutting off engines can
cause you to hit an obstacle you are
attempting to avoid, even if you are
turning the steering wheel.
STEERING
ENGINE STOP SWITCH
LANYARD
The lock plate on the end of the lanyard
must be attached to the engine stop
switch for the engines to run. The lanyard must be attached to a secure
place on the operator’s personal flotation device (PFD). Should the operator
fall overboard or leave the helm, the
lanyard will pull out the lock plate, stopping ignition to both engines. This will
prevent the boat from running away
under power.
1
➀ Steering wheel
Your Jet Boat can be steered by turning
the steering wheel the same direction
you wish to travel, to the right or left.
When the wheel is turned, the angle of
the jet (output) nozzles at the rear of
the craft is changed, and the change in
direction of the nozzles changes the
direction of the boat accordingly.
Because the strength of the jet flow
output (thrust) will determine the speed
and direction of a turn, the throttle must
always be opened above idle when
making a turn, except at idle speed.
More thrust will turn the boat more
sharply.
1
2
Because boats steer from the stern
(rear), the stern of the boat swings out
in the opposite direction of your turn. If
you turn to the starboard (right), for
example, the stern of the boat will
swing to the left. Keep this in mind
when navigating near a person in the
3
➀ Engine stop switch
➁ Lock-plate
➂ Lanyard
2-5
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
OFF:
Ignition circuits are switched off. The
engine cannot be started but other
switches will operate. (The key can be
removed.)
ON:
Ignition circuits are switched on. (The
key cannot be removed).
START:
The starter motor will turn to start the
engine. (When the key is released, it
returns automatically to “ON.”)
WARNING
● Always attach the engine stop
switch lanyard to your personal
flotation device (PFD) before
starting the engine. Failure to
attach the lanyard could result in
a runaway boat if the operator is
ejected.
● Do not attach the lanyard to clothing that could tear loose. Do not
route the lanyard in such a way
that it could become entangled,
preventing it from functioning.
NOTE: The engine will not start when
the engine stop switch lanyard lock plate
is removed from the engine stop switch.
The starter motor will turn over without
the lanyard attached.
● Avoid accidentally pulling the
lanyard during normal operation.
Once the engine has stopped you
have no steering control of the
boat which could result in an
accident. Also, without engine
power, the boat could slow rapidly from planing speed. This could
cause people and objects in the
boat to be thrown forward, which
could cause injury.
THROTTLE LEVERS
MAIN SWITCHES
There is a main switch for each engine.
The main switches control the ignition
and electrical circuits as follows:
1
3
4
2
1
2
3
4
Throttle lever, port (left) engine
Throttle lever, starboard (right) engine
Idle
Full speed
WARNING
1
Before starting the engine, always
check the operation of each throttle
lever. It should move smoothly
through its full range of operation.
Otherwise, there could be loss of
control and an accident.
2
1 Port (left) engine
2 Starboard (right) engine
2-6
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
A separate throttle lever controls each
engine. In normal operation the throttle
levers are moved together. Moving the
throttle levers forward increases engine
speed. Move both throttles to the idle
position before using the shift lever.
2
tral switch that prevents the engines
from cranking if the shift lever is not in
Neutral.
SHIFT LEVER
WARNING
1
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY
RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING.
● Check throttle, steering and shift
lever for proper operation before
starting the engine.
● Shift into neutral before starting
engines.
● Put throttle levers in idle position
before shifting.
● Make sure there are no people or
objects behind the boat before
starting or shifting into Reverse.
● When operating in Reverse, go
slowly. Do not open the throttle
more than half. Otherwise, the
boat may become unstable,
which could result in loss of control and an accident.
● Do not shift into Reverse while
traveling at planing speeds. Loss
of control, boat swamping, or
damage to the boat could occur.
1
2
3
2
3
Reverse
Neutral
Forward
The shift lever controls the direction of
travel.
The drive line on the Jet Boat is direct
drive, so jet thrust is always being produced while the engines are running.
The direction of the boat is controlled
by jet pump gates which direct the flow
of the jet thrust as follows:
Forward
The jet pump gates are lifted all the way
up. All jet thrust is to the rear, which
moves the boat forward.
CAUTION:
Do not use control levers as grab
handles because damage can occur.
NOTE: This Jet Boat is equipped with a
mechanical interlock that prevents shift
lever movement unless both throttle
levers are put in the idle position first. It
also has a start-in-gear protection neu2-7
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
Neutral
The jet pump gates are dropped down
part way over the jet nozzles. Some jet
thrust is to the rear and some jet thrust
is redirected forward. This balance of
thrust acts like “neutral” to keep the
boat from moving.
Choke Knobs
1
2
➀ Choke knob (Starboard)
➁ Choke knob (Port)
Pulling these knobs supplies a rich
fuel-air mixture required to start the
engines.
NOTE: Refer to Starting The Engines
on pages 3-13 to 3-15 for proper operation.
WARNING
Leave the throttles in the idle position when Neutral is selected. The
boat will start moving as if it was in
Forward or Reverse if engine speed
is increased above idle in Neutral.
FUEL TANK FILLER CAP
To remove the fuel tank filler cap, turn it
counterclockwise.
Reverse
The jet pump gates are dropped all the
way down over the jet nozzles. Jet thrust
is redirected toward the bow of the boat,
which moves the boat backward.
1
2
➀ Fuel tank filler cap
➁ Fuel tank vent
Be sure to tighten the cap securely
before operating.
2-8
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
FUEL COCKS
2
CAUTION:
Sharp turns with a partial tank of
fuel may result in fuel starvation due
to fuel sloshing. Turn the fuel cocks
to Reserve if the engines begin to
hesitate during aggressive turning
or high speed operation to avoid
poor performance or engine damage.
STARBOARD
PORT
The fuel cocks supply fuel from the
tank to the carburetors of each engine.
The fuel cock has three positions:
WARNING
Always place the fuel cocks in the
"OFF" position when transporting or
storing the Jet Boat. Otherwise, fuel
could leak out into the engine or
engine compartment, which could
create a fire or explosion hazard.
GAUGES
1. Speedometer
This meter shows the boat speed in
miles per hour (mph).
1
➀ Fuel cock
1. OFF: With the knob in this position,
fuel does not flow. Always turn the
knobs to this position when the
engines are not running.
SPEEDOMETER
2. ON: With the knob in this position,
fuel flows to the carburetors. Normal
running is done with the knobs in
this position.
3. RES:
This
position
selects
"RESERVE." If you run out of fuel in
the "ON" position, turn the knobs to
this position to be able return to port
to refuel. Remember to fill the tank at
the first opportunity. After refueling,
return the fuel cock knob to the "ON"
position for further boating.
2-9
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
2. Tachometers
The Jet Boat has two tachometers
which display engine rpm. The one
on the left is for the port engine. The
one on the right is for the starboard
engine. For cruising, adjust the
throttle levers so both engines are
running at the same rpm.
TACHOMETERS
Always consider the distance you are
travelling and the amount of available
fuel you have. Be sure you have
enough fuel to reach the next fuel stop.
Be sure to begin returning to the port
before you have consumed a half a
tank of fuel.
4. Oil Level Warning Light
This light comes on when the oil
tank is too low to continue normal
operation for much longer. Refill the
oil tank as soon as possible (see
“Filling the Oil Tank,” page 3-3).
OIL LEVEL WARNING LIGHT
NOTE: Because of the mechanical
throttle linkage, the throttle levers may
not be exactly even with one another
when the engines are running at the
same rpm.
3. Fuel Level Gauge
The fuel level gauge shows the
amount of fuel in the fuel tank. The
ignition switch must be in the “ON”
position to activate the gauge.
FUEL LEVEL GAUGE
CAUTION:
If the oil level warning indicator
comes on, refill with engine oil as
soon as possible. The engines will
be severely damaged if they are run
without oil.
2-10
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
OVERHEAT WARNING SYSTEM
The engine has an overheat warning
device. If either engine starts to overheat, the engine speed of the affected
engine will be limited to about 3,500 rpm.
Each engine is equipped with coolingwater pilot outlets on the starboard side
of the hull. Check that water comes out
of the outlet while the engine is running, particularly while applying throttle. If you do not see any water at the
outlet, cooling water may not be circulating in the engine.
PILOT OUTLETS
NOTE: If water cooling passages on
the engines are dry, it will take about 20
seconds for water to reach the pilot outlets after starting.
2-11
If water
may be
Refer to
cedures
mation.
2
is not circulating, something
clogging the jet intake grate.
the Jet Pump Clean-Out proon page 5-5 for further infor-
CAUTION:
If the cause of overheating cannot
be found and corrected, take special
precautions to avoid major engine
damage while you return to shore.
SINGLE ENGINE OVERHEATING —
Shut off the overheating engine and
use the properly running engine to
return to shore. Operate at "nowake" speed to prevent water from
flooding the non-operating engine
through the cooling water intake.
BOTH ENGINES OVERHEATING —
If getting a tow from another vessel
is not possible, operate both
engines just slightly above idle
while you return to shore. If you can
be towed, refer to "Towing the Jet
Boat" on page 5-3.
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
SWITCHES
4
5
3
6
2
1
1 Blower
2 Bilge Pump
3 CD Player
Blower
Press this switch to turn on the blower
to ventilate the engine compartment.
See 3-9 for more information.
4 Courtesy Light
5 Lights
6 Horn
Courtesy Light
The courtesy light switch activates the
light located under the driver’s console.
COURTESY LIGHT
Bilge Pump
Press this switch to activate the bilge
pump. See page 3-8.
CD Player
This is the master control for the CD
player. Press this switch to allow CD
player operation.
2-12
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
Accessory Outlet
There is a 12VDC outlet located in the
portside console storage compartment.
2
SWIVEL SEAT OPERATION
The driver and mid-ship passenger
seat are 2-way adjustable.
To move the seat forward or back, pull
up on the lever located under the front
of the seat. Move the seat to the
desired position, then release the lever.
12 VDC
Lights
This toggle switch controls the required
on-board lighting. Press the switch up
to turn on both the bow light and stern
light for night running. Press the switch
down to operate the stern light alone
when at anchor. Put the switch in the
middle position to turn off lights. See
page 3-9 for more information.
Horn
Pressing this switch activates the horn.
The horn can be used to signal other
boats as required by the “Rules of the
Road” (see page 1-16).
To rotate the seat, first move the seat to
its fully forward position. Then, pull up
on the lever located under the side of
the seat. Release the lever once you
begin to pivot. The seat will pivot freely
up to 180°, and will automatically lock
into the fully front-facing or rear-facing
position. Use the rear-facing position of
the passenger seat for an observer
when someone is water skiing behind
the Jet Boat.
The driver must always be locked into
the full front-facing position and the
passenger must be locked into either
the full front-facing or, if observing a
water skier, the full rear-facing position
before getting underway.
FORWARD/
BACKWARD LEVER
Switch Circuit Breakers
The electrical circuit for each switch is
protected by a circuit breaker. If the button above a switch pops out, push it
back in with your finger. If it pops out
again, ask your Yamaha dealer to
inspect the electrical system.
NOTE: There is also an accessory fuse
at the battery (see page 4-15).
SWIVEL LEVER
2-13
2
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
STEREO SYSTEM
Closing Hood
Your LS2000 has been fitted from the
factory with a stereo CD player system.
The system consists of the CD player,
two waterproof speakers mounted in
the foot wells, and a remote-control
keypad at the helm. Refer to the CD
player owner’s manual provided with
your LS2000 for operating instructions.
NOTE: The system is pre-wired for two
additional speakers in the front passenger area. If you would like to add
these optional speakers, see your
Yamaha Jet Boat dealer.
ENGINE HOOD
There are two hood latches located at
the top of the rear bench seat.To open
the engine hood, lift both latch hooks
upward and lift the hood. The hood is
supported by gas-filled struts.
Hood Latches and Struts
To close the hood, push the hood down
in the center.
NOTE: Make sure the hood is firmly
secured with the latch.
CAUTION:
Do not open or close the hood by
lifting or pressing on the sides.
Damage to the hood or latches
could occur.
STORAGE COMPARTMENTS
There are six on-board storage compartments.
Bow Storage
2-14
FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
Ski Locker
Port Side, in front of console
Under Hood, Center Tray
2
Console Storage
Under Windshields, Driver’s Side
Console Storage
Under Windshields, Port Side
Press the latch in the windshield to
open the storage compartment. Press
down on the windshield around the
latch to close.
NOTE: Make sure all panels and covers are in place prior to launching or
driving the Jet Boat.
Bimini Top
The bimini top has three positions. In
the fully extended position, the top
offers shade for more boating comfort.
The top can be folded into the upright
storage position for operation without
the top, or the fully collapsed position
for towing. See page 3-11 for more
information.
2-15
Chapter 3
OPERATION
FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Gasoline (Petrol) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
OIL INJECTION SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
GASOLINE (PETROL) AND ENGINE OIL FILLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Filling the Gasoline (Petrol)Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Filling the Oil Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Check List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Check Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stopping the Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Break-In (Running-In) Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-13
3-13
3-16
3-16
DRIVING YOUR JET BOAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting to Know Your Jet Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Learning to Operate Your Jet Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boating with Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boarding from the Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boarding from a Dock or Landing Jetty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Docking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leaving a Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anchoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crossing Waves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-17
3-17
3-17
3-18
3-18
3-19
3-19
3-20
3-20
3-21
3-21
3-22
3-23
POST-OPERATION CHECKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
TRAILERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailering Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing Your Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Launching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-26
3-26
3-26
3-27
3-28
3-28
3-29
OPERATION
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
3
gasoline (petrol) in your eyes, get
immediate medical attention.
GASOLINE (PETROL)
● If any gasoline (petrol) spills onto
your skin, immediately wash with
soap and water. Change clothing
if gasoline (petrol) spills on it.
Use regular unleaded 87 octane (R+M
÷ 2) gasoline (petrol).
WARNING
GASOLINE (PETROL) AND ITS
VAPORS ARE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE
AND EXPLOSIVE!
CAUTION:
Use only fresh gasoline (petrol) that
has been stored in clean containers.
● Do not smoke when refueling, and
keep away from sparks, flames, or
other sources of ignition.
Gasohol
There are two types of gasohol: gasohol containing ethanol and that containing methanol. Gasohol containing
ethanol can be used if ethanol content
does not exceed 10% and the fuel
meets minimum octane ratings.
Gasohol containing methanol is not
recommended by Yamaha because it
can cause fuel system damage or
engine performance problems.
● Stop engine and turn ignition
keys to Off before refueling.
● Refuel in a well-ventilated area. If
the Jet Boat is in the water, be
sure it is securely moored to the
fueling dock. All passengers
must be out of the boat during
refueling.
● Take care not to spill gasoline
(petrol). If gasoline (petrol) spills,
wipe it up immediately with dry
rags. Always properly dispose of
gasoline-soaked rags.
Ring Free Fuel Additive
Gasoline is a precise blend of many different substances, each chosen to give
certain
characteristics. Gasoline
blends have been changing in recent
years in response to concerns about
pollution and resulting emissions regulations. One of the most obvious
changes has been the elimination of
lead from fuels.
● Avoid overfilling the fuel tank.
Stop filling when the fuel level
just reaches the bottom of the
filler tube. Do not fill up the filler
tube because fuel expands as it
warms up and could overflow.
As gasoline has changed, the amount
of additives such as aromatics and oxygenates has increased. These additives are important for the engines in
passenger cars, but they can have
detrimental effects in marine engines,
particularly 2-cycle engines, because
● Tighten the filler cap securely
after refueling.
● If you should swallow some
gasoline (petrol), inhale a lot of
gasoline (petrol) vapor, or get
3-1
3
OPERATION
OIL INJECTION
SYSTEM
of increased deposits in the combustion chamber. When enough deposits
collect, piston rings begin sticking.
Performance drops and engine wear
increases dramatically.
These engines use Yamaha's oil injection system, which provides superior
lubrication by ensuring the proper oil
ratio for all operating conditions. No
fuel premixing is necessary (except
during break-in). Simply pour gasoline
(petrol) into the fuel tank and oil into
the oil tank.
While many additives available may
reduce deposits, Yamaha recommends
the use of Ring Free Fuel Additive,
available from your Yamaha dealer.
Ring Free has repeatedly proven its
ability to clean combustion deposits
from inside the engine, notably in the
critical piston-ring-land area, and fuel
system components. Follow product
labeling for use instructions.
CAUTION:
Do not allow the oil tank to empty
completely. The oil injection pump
must be bled to ensure proper oil
flow after the tank empties.
Otherwise, engine damage may
occur. Refer to page 4-13. “Bleeding
the Oil Injection Pump," for correct
procedure.
ENGINE OIL
Recommended oil: YAMALUBE 2-W. If
YAMALUBE 2-W is not available,
another 2-cycle engine oil with a
NMMA®-certified TC-W3™ rating may
be used.
6
1
8
9
7
4
5
2
3
➀
➁
➂
Oil level sender
Oil filter
Oil-injection pump
➃
➄
➅
Oil pump bleeder
Carburetor
Oil level warning light
3-2
➆
➇
➈
Oil tank
Oil tank cap
Oil return line
OPERATION
GASOLINE (PETROL)
AND ENGINE OIL
FILLING
3
FILLING THE OIL TANK
FILLING THE GASOLINE
(PETROL) TANK
Open the engine hood, then open the
oil tank filler cap. Very slowly add
engine oil to the oil tank. Stop pouring
when the oil just reaches the bottom of
the filler neck. Be sure to tighten the
cap securely.
Open the fuel tank filler cap, and slowly add fuel to the fuel tank. Be careful
not to spill fuel or overfill the tank.
WARNING
● Oil in the bilge is a serious fire
hazard. Wipe up any spilled oil
immediately and properly dispose oil soaked rags.
Stop filling when the fuel just becomes
visible in the bottom of the filler tube.
Do not “top off” the tank, because
gasoline (petrol) could spill out. Be sure
to tighten the cap securely.
● Do not add gasoline to the oil
tank. Fire or explosion could
result.
CAUTION:
Be careful when refueling. Avoid
getting water or other contaminants
in the fuel tank. Contaminated fuel
can cause poor running or engine
damage.
Oil tank capacity: 3.0 US gal (11.4 lit)
Fuel tank capacity: 41 US gal (155.8 lit)
3-3
3
OPERATION
PRE-OPERATION
CHECKS
WARNING
If any item in the Pre-Operation
check is not working properly, have
it inspected and repaired before
operating the Jet Boat. Otherwise an
accident could occur.
CHECK LIST
Before Operating this Jet Boat, perform
the following checks:
ITEM
PAGE
REF.
CHECK
BEFORE LAUNCH OR OPERATION:
STEERING
Check for proper steering operation.
3-5
THROTTLE
Check for proper throttle operation.
3-5
SHIFTING
Check for proper shift operation.
3-5
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Check readiness of the extinguisher.
3-6
HULL
Check the hull for damage or cracks
before launching.
JET (WATER)
INTAKES
Check that no debris is in the intakes
before launching.
3-7
FUEL SYSTEM
Check fuel system for leaks.
3-7
FUEL AND ENGINE
OIL LEVELS
Check fuel and oil level; add as necessary.
3-7
BATTERY
Check battery condition, mounting, and connection.
3-7
DRAINAGE SYSTEM
Check, and remove all water and fuel residue
before launching. Be sure drain plugs are tightened.
3-7
ENGINE
COMPARTMENT
Operate the blower for at least 4 minutes.
Open engine hood and check to be sure no
gasoline vapors are present.
3-9
ENGINE HOOD
Check that hood latch is secure.
2-14
LIGHTS AND HORN
Check lights to be sure they operate.
Press horn button to be sure it operates.
3-9
BIMINI TOP
Check that the top is secure.
3-11
SWITCHES
Check operation of the ignition start switches
and engine stop switch lanyard.
3-10
COOLING WATER
PILOT OUTLETS
Check that water comes out while the
engines are running.
3-10
AFTER LAUNCH
NOTE: Steering and Shifting Pre-Operation Checks will require two persons, one person to operate
controls and one person to observe proper operation at the stern.
3-4
OPERATION
NOTE: Pre-operation checks should be
made each time the boat is used. This
procedure can be accomplished thoroughly in a short time. The added safety and reliability the checks assure is
worth the time involved.
3
Throttle
CHECK POINTS
Steering
Operate the throttle levers several
times to make sure there is no hesitation in their travel. Operation should be
smooth over the complete range of
motion, and each lever should return
completely to the idle position.
Shifting
Make sure the wheel is not loose. There
should not be any free play, either inand-out or in rotation. Turn the steering
wheel full-right and full-left to make
sure operation is smooth and unrestricted throughout the whole range.
Make sure both jet nozzles change
directions as the steering wheel is
turned. The jet nozzles should point to
starboard (right) when the wheel is
turned right. The jet nozzles should
point to port (left) when the wheel is
turned left. There should not be free
play between the steering wheel and
the jet nozzles.
Before launching, make sure both jet
pump gates drop down over the jet nozzles to their stopper positions when the
shift lever is moved to the “Reverse”
position. Also make sure both jet pump
gates return to the full up stopper position when the shift lever is moved to the
“Forward” position.
3-5
3
OPERATION
This Jet Boat is included in the Class 1
inboard boat classification of the U.S.
Coast Guard. A boat of this type MUST
carry a fire extinguisher of a B-1 classification, with a capacity of two pounds
or more when navigating in waters
under Coast Guard jurisdiction. In addition, most state and local boating laws
also require that the craft carry a
USCG-approved fire extinguisher
wherever the boat is operated.
A fire extinguisher is not standard
equipment with this boat. If you do not
have one, contact your local Yamaha
Jet Boat dealer or a fire extinguisher
dealer to obtain one meeting the proper specifications.
WARNING
Shift only with the engine idling. Do
not shift when applying throttle.
Fire Extinguisher
The fire extinguisher canister is located
inside the driver-side console storage
compartment. Open the windshield
cover, and then unscrew the canister to
reach the fire extinguisher.
Make sure the fire extinguisher is
aboard and full. See the instructions
supplied by the fire extinguisher manufacturer to determine proper indication
of condition.
WARNING
Always carry a fire extinguisher on
board.
3-6
OPERATION
Jet Intakes
3
Fuel System
Refer to page 4-11, "FUEL SYSTEM
INSPECTION," for correct procedure.
Fuel and Engine Oil Levels
1) Turn the main switch key to ON. Wait
for the fuel gauge needle to stop
moving, then note the fuel level. Add
fuel if necessary.
NOTE: The fuel level is most accurate
when the boat is sitting level on the
trailer or in the water.
Before launching the Jet Boat, carefully check the jet intakes under the boat
for weeds, debris, or anything else that
might restrict the intake of water. If the
intakes are clogged, cavitation could
occur, reducing jet thrust, and possibly
damaging jet pump parts. In some
cases, the engine may overheat
because of lack of cooling water, and
damage could result. Engine cooling
water is fed to the engine by the jet
pumps (see pages 2-11).
2) Open the engine hatch, remove the
center storage tray, then check oil
level in the tank. Add as necessary.
Battery
The Jet Boat uses one battery. Check
the battery condition and the battery
electrolyte level. Make sure connections are tight and that battery is properly secured.
Refer to Jet Pump Clean-Out procedures on page 5-5 before attempting to
remove weeds or debris from the jet
intake or impeller areas.
WARNING
The battery must always be fully
charged and in good condition. Loss
of battery power may leave you
stranded. Never operate the Jet Boat
if the battery does not have sufficient power to start the engine or if it
shows any other signs of decreased
power.
WARNING
Rotating parts could cause severe
injury or death. Before attempting to
remove weeds or debris from the jet
intake or impeller areas; shut off the
engines, remove ignition key, then
remove the engine stop switch lanyard from the stop switch.
Drainage System
Self-Bailing Deck—
Most water which enters the deck area
bails automatically out the stern
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3
OPERATION
through the large drain hole in the
deck. A one-way check valve in the
drain prevents water from traveling
back to the deck during mooring or
while moving in reverse.
A drain plug is located at the center of
the stern to allow more complete draining when the boat is removed from the
water.
Engine Compartment and
Fuel Compartment Drain Plug –
Bilge Pump –
Your Jet Boat is equipped with a
drainage system that channels water
that enters the boat from the storage
compartments to the bilge under the
engine compartment. When the bilge
pump is turned on (see page 2-12), the
pump will sense when there is excessive water in the bilge and will automatically drain most of it. For normal
operation, turn the bilge pump switch
on during boat use and turn it off when
leaving the boat.
Water will not normally enter the
engine compartment or fuel compartment areas during operation. If it does,
open the drain plugs and allow water to
drain. Also open the engine compartment plug when flushing the engine
area with fresh water after salt water
operation.
CAUTION:
● Excessive water in the engine
compartment bilge can splash
into the carburetor and engine.
This could cause engine damage.
● Be sure all drain plugs are tightened before operating your Jet
Boat.
CAUTION:
If the jet boat is to be left in the water
after use, leave the bilge pump
switch in the ON position. The pump
will activate if needed to drain any
water which accumulates in the
bilge.
Drain Plug –
WARNING
Gasoline (petrol) and its vapors are
highly flammable and explosive. If a
fuel or a fuel/water mix drains from
the fuel tank compartment drain or is
found in the engine compartment,
wipe it up immediately with dry rags.
Do not operate the boat until the
source of the fuel leak is found and
corrected.
3-8
OPERATION
3
Engine Compartment
Lights
Operate the bilge blower for at least 4
minutes before starting the engines.
Open engine hood and check to be
sure no gasoline vapors are present.
Check for fuel leaks or loose electrical
connection.
Check for proper operation of the bow,
stern, and instrument lights by pressing
the switch on the control panel.
1
➀ Blower motor
WARNING
Gasoline vapors can explode. Before
starting the engines, operate the
blower for at least 4 minutes and
check the engine compartment bilge
for gasoline vapors. Do not start the
engines if you can smell fuel vapors
in the engine compartment or if there
are any loose electrical connections.
Contact your dealer if there is a problem you cannot locate or correct.
If the stern light is not installed, remove
it from the storage area, lift the socket
cover, and install it into the socket to
check operation.
3-9
3
OPERATION
Horn
Press the horn switch to be sure the
horn operates.
Cooling-Water Pilot Outlets
Check that water comes out from the
pilot outlets while engine is running in
the water. Refer to page 2-11 for correct operation of the device.
Engine Stop Switch
NOTE: It may take up to 20 seconds
for water to reach the pilot outlets when
first launching the boat. The amount
and force of the exiting water will vary
with engine rpm.
1
CAUTION:
2
➀ Engine stop switch
➁ Lock-plate
First, place the boat in the water to provide adequate engine cooling. Start the
engine, and then remove the engine
stop switch lock-plate, and verify that
the engine stops.
Refer to pages 3-13 to 3-15, "STARTING THE ENGINES", for information on
proper operation of the starter switch.
3-10
A continuous flow of water from the
pilot hole shows that water is flowing through the engine cooling passages. If water is not flowing out of
the pilot hole during operation, do
not continue to run the engines.
Overheating and serious damage
could occur. See Overheat Warning
System, page 2-11, for more information.
OPERATION
BIMINI TOP
Raising from the fully collapsed storage position.
3
4) Unfold the top by pulling to the bow
of the Jet Boat.
1) Release the Velcro strap securing
the rear support poles.
5) Check that the rear support poles
are at the highest position.
2) With an assistant, raise the top and
secure the rear support poles to the
rear support pole mounts with the
lock pins.
6) Attach the snap hooks to the strap
eyes.
7) Lower the rear support poles to the
lower position.
3) Unzip and remove the storage
cover.
8) The top should be snug and wrinkle
free. If the top is too loose or too
tight, adjust the front straps by sliding the buckle up or down the strap
as needed.
3-11
3
OPERATION
Storing
In The Upright Position
1) Raise the rear support poles to the
highest position.
2) Unhook the front straps and pull the
top to the back.
3) Roll the fabric around the frames
and zip the storage cover in place.
CAUTION:
Do not trailer the boat with the
Bimini top in the fully extended or
upright storage positions. Put the
cover in the fully collapsed position
to avoid damage.
Trailering With The Bimini Top
The Bimini top must be secured to the
boat when it is being trailered. When
trailered with a Genuine Yamaha
Cover, simply store the Bimini top in
the fully collapsed position and install
the cover. If a cover is not used, wrap
an elastic cord around the top and
secure the ends to the ski tow hook to
restrict movement.
Removing the Bimini Top
1) Follow the steps for storing in the
fully collapsed position.
2) Remove the lock pins holding the
Bimini top to the mounting brackets.
Storing
In The Fully Collapsed Position
3) The top can now be removed from
your Jet Boat.
1) Follow the steps for storing in the
upright position.
When reinstalling the Bimini top, simply
reverse the removal steps making sure
the lock pins are fully engaged.
2) Remove the snap pins holding the
rear support poles to the mounting
brackets.
3) Lower the top onto the rear
deck/hatch.
NOTE: The adjustable support pole
goes to the stern when reinstalling the
Bimini top.
4) Secure the rear support poles to the
main poles with the Velcro straps.
3-12
OPERATION
OPERATION
3
WARNING
STARTING THE ENGINES
WARNING
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY
RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING:
Never operate in water that is less
than 3 ft (90 cm) deep. You increase
your chance of hitting an underwater obstacle. You could be injured.
Pebbles or sand can also be sucked
into the jet (water) intake, damaging
the impeller.
● Before operating your Jet Boat,
become familiar with all controls.
Consult your Yamaha dealer
about any control or function you
do not fully understand.
● Attach the engine stop switch
lanyard to your personal flotation
device before operating. Failure
to attach lanyard could result in a
runaway boat if operator is
ejected.
● Check throttle, steering and shift
lever for proper operation before
starting the engine.
● Shift into neutral before starting
engines. Put throttle levers in idle
position before shifting.
CAUTION:
There is a hull drain plug at the bottom of the stern in the center. Be
sure it is securely tightened before
launching the Jet Boat.
3 FT (90 CM)
1) Always make sure the boat is
launched and used in waters that
are free from weeds and debris, and
at least 3 ft (90 cm) deep.
3-13
2) Turn the fuel cock knobs to the "ON"
position.
3
OPERATION
1
2
NOTE: Before the first start-up, remove
the fuel tank filler cap to release any
built-up pressure in the tank because
of fuel expansion.
➀ Engine stop switch
➁ Lock-plate with lanyard
NOTE: It is not possible to start the
engine with the lock-plate removed
from the engine stop switch. However,
the starter motor will turn the engine
over.
4) Pull the choke knob all the way out.
3) Attach the lanyard clip to your PFD.
Install the lanyard lock plate on the
engine stop switch by pushing the
lock plate groove over the nut
beneath the knob. Be sure the lanyard is not wrapped around the
steering wheel or tangled in the
controls.
NOTE:
● It may be necessary to hold the
choke knob completely pulled out
when starting a very cold engine.
● After the engine has warmed up,
push the choke knob in gradually.
The choke should not be used when
the engine is warm.
3-14
OPERATION
3
NOTE:
● Be sure the shift lever is put in the
Neutral position or the starter motor
will not operate.
● On this boat, the engines are connected directly to the drive unit.
Starting either engine generates
some thrust immediately. Only
enough throttle should be applied to
keep the engine at a fast enough
idle to stay running.
5) Put the throttle levers in the idle
position. Shift into Neutral. Turn the
ignition key of one engine to “Start.”
When the engine starts, release the
key. Repeat for the other engine. If
the engine will not start or doesn’t
stay running, move the throttle
levers forward slightly and try again.
CAUTION:
Never turn the ignition key to “Start”
while the engine is running. Do not
keep the starter motor running for
more than five seconds. If the
engine does not start after five seconds of cranking, release the starter
button. Wait at least 15 seconds
before trying to start the engine
again. If the starter motor is engaged
continuously for more than five seconds, the battery will be quickly discharged, and it will be impossible to
start the engine. The starter motor
may also be damaged if it is
engaged continuously for more than
five seconds.
6) After the engines are warm, gradually push the choke knobs in fully,
back to their original position.
CAUTION:
Do not operate the jet boat with just
one engine running. Severe engine
damage could result because water
can flood the non-operating engine
through the cooling water intake. If
single-engine operation is unavoidable, operate the boat at a “no wake”
speed only.
3-15
3
OPERATION
STOPPING THE ENGINES
BREAK-IN (RUNNING-IN)
PROCEDURE
The engine and other components
require a break-in (running in) period to
allow surfaces of moving parts to wear
in evenly. This ensures proper performance and promotes longer engine life.
CAUTION:
To stop the engine, return the throttle
levers to the idle position, then turn the
main switches to “Off.” The engines can
also be stopped by pulling the engine
stop switch lanyard.
WARNING
Once the engine has stopped, you
have NO STEERING CONTROL over
the boat. You could collide with
another boat, a dock, or other
obstacle.
NOTE:
● Remove the ignition keys and the
engine stop switch lanyard if the
boat will be left unattended.
● Stopping the engines immediately
after operating at high rpm is not
recommended. Let the engines cool
off at idle or low speed for a few
minutes first.
3-16
● Failure to follow the break-in procedures may result in reduced
engine life, or even engine damage.
● During first 5 hours or 2 tanks of
operation, use 50:1 pre-mix fuel
(in addition to oil in oil tank).
● After above period, use straight
gasoline (petrol) for normal operation.
1) Before launching: Fill the fuel tank
with 50:1 premix fuel. Fill the oil tank
with oil (see page 3-3). Launch the
boat and start the engine (see page
3-11).
2) First 5 minutes: Run the engine at
the lowest possible idling speed.
3) First tankful of fuel: Gradually
increase the throttle position during
operation, up to a maximum of onehalf throttle. Vary engine speed
occasionally.
4) Second tankful of fuel: Fill the tank
again with 50:1 premix fuel (in addition to the oil in the oil tank), and
proceed with normal operation.
Following this tankful of fuel, use
straight gasoline in the fuel tank and
oil in the oil tank (see page 3-3).
OPERATION
DRIVING YOUR
JET BOAT
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR JET
BOAT
Operating your Jet Boat requires skills
acquired through practice over a period
of time. Take the time to learn the basic
techniques well before attempting more
difficult maneuvers.
Boating with your new Jet Boat can be
a very enjoyable activity, providing you
with hours of pleasure. But it is essential to familiarize yourself with the operation of the Jet Boat to achieve the skill
necessary to enjoy boating safely.
Before you begin, be sure you have
read this Owner's Manual completely
and understand the operation of the
controls. Pay particular attention to the
safety information in Chapter 1. Read
all warning and caution labels on your
Jet Boat.
This Jet Boat is designed to carry one
operator and up to six passengers, as
long as the total weight of people and
cargo does not exceed 1300 lb (591
kg). Never have more than seven people in the boat.
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Know and follow U.S. Coast Guard,
state, and local laws when operating
your Jet Boat.
Select a wide area to learn in, where
visibility is good and other boat traffic is
light. Keep the proper distance from
other boats and vehicles. Do not operate where people are swimming.
Always attach the engine stop switch
lanyard to your personal flotation
device before operating.
You and all other passengers must
always wear a U.S. Coast Guard
approved personal flotation device
when riding in the Jet Boat. You should
consider wearing water shoes, eye protection, gloves, and other protective
apparel. Water sports increase your
risk of injury from contact with your
boat, other vessels, docks, rocks, or
coral. Waterskiiers must also wear a
wetsuit to protect against jet thrust or
impact with the water surface, particularly as speeds increase. Normal swimming attire may not adequately protect
you.
Grip the wheel firmly and keep both
feet on the deck when driving the Jet
Boat.
LEARNING TO OPERATE YOUR
JET BOAT
Before boating, always perform the
Pre-Operation Checks listed on page
3-4. The short time spent checking the
machine's condition will reward you
with added safety and a more reliable
Jet Boat.
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OPERATION
BOATING WITH PASSENGERS
When one or more passengers are on
board, the boat may handle differently,
so operating it requires a higher degree
of skill.
Remember: Your Jet Boat is designed
for one operator and up to six passengers only. Never have more than seven
people in the Jet Boat. Passengers
should sit so the weight in the boat is
balanced from side to side and bow to
stern as much as possible. If the passenger seat in front of the helm is used,
be sure the operator’s view ahead is
not obstructed.
Passengers must sit in one of the seats
and hold onto the grips while putting
both feet on the deck.
WARNING
When passengers are on board,
make sure they are seated and holding on before you start to accelerate. An unprepared passenger could
lose balance and fall.
1) Be sure engines are off, then move
to the stern of the boat. Put a foot on
the fold-down rear boarding step
and grab the boarding handles in
the swim platform.
BOARDING FROM THE WATER
WARNING
Strong streams of water from the jet
nozzles can be dangerous, and can
result in serious injury when directed
at body orifices (rectum and vagina).
● Do not board from the rear, use
swim platform, or swim behind
boat if engines are running.
● Stay away from the back of the
boat when engines are running.
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2) Climb up onto the swim platform,
then climb over the engine hatch
and sit in one of the seats provided.
CAUTION:
Do not use control levers as grab
handles because damage can occur.
OPERATION
BOARDING FROM A DOCK OR
LANDING JETTY
1) Board the boat from the side. One
person should board at a time by
stepping into the boat. Never jump
in. Avoid stepping on slick gelcoat
surfaces on the boat’s gunwales,
especially if wet.
As you make turns, remember that
boats steer from the stern. As you make
a turn to the right, for example, the stern
of the boat swings to the left. This characteristic is particularly important to
understand when maneuvering near
obstacles such as docks or buoys.
TURNING RIGHT
2) Sit in one of the seats provided and
put both feet on the deck.
CAUTION:
Do not use control levers as grab
handles because damage can occur.
TURNING
TURNING RIGHT
WARNING
● You need engine power to turn.
Pulling the throttle levers back to
idle or shutting off engines can
cause you to hit an obstacle you
are attempting to avoid.
● Be sure passengers are holding
on before making turns. An
unprepared passenger could lose
balance and fall.
TURNING LEFT
Engine power produces thrust from the
jet pumps. Directional control is provided by opening the throttle and turning
the wheel.
To make a turn at higher than trolling
speed:Turn the wheel in the desired direction and apply enough throttle to make
your turn. High thrust turns the boat
sharply; low thrust turns less sharply.
Pulling back the throttle completely above
trolling speed causes the boat to go
straight even if you turn the steering
wheel. TURNS CANNOT BE MADE
WITHOUT APPLYING THROTTLE!
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TURNING LEFT
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OPERATION
STOPPING
400 FT (122 m)
2) Notice how wind and water currents
are affecting boat movement as you
attach your mooring lines and fenders.
3) Approach the dock at idle speed.
Use reverse as necessary during
slow speed maneuvering to help
control speed and direction. Position
the boat according to wind and
water conditions.
WARNING
The Jet Boat is not equipped with a
separate braking system. It is stopped
by water resistance after the throttle
levers are moved back to idle. From full
speed, the Jet Boat stops in approximately 400 ft (122 m) after the throttle
is moved back to idle. The stopping distance varies depending on gross
weight, water surface conditions, and
wind direction. The stated straight
linestopping distance should be used
for a reference. The boat slows down
as soon as the throttle levers are
returned to idle but will coast for a distance before fully stopping. If you are
not sure you can stop in time before hitting an obstacle, apply throttle and turn
in another direction.
WARNING
You will lose steering control if you
completely pull the throttle levers
back to idle.
Do not use your hand, arm, or other
part of your body to try to keep the
boat from hitting the dock.You could
be injured if the boat pushes against
the dock.
Wind or current pushing boat away
from dock:
WIND OR CURRENT
Slowly approach the dock at about a
45° angle. Secure the bow to the dock,
then use engine thrust or a boat hook
to gently move the stern to the dock.
DOCKING
1) Make sure no obstructions, boats or
swimmers are close to the Jet Boat.
Approach the dock from the port
side if possible. Come to a stop
before you reach the dock.
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OPERATION
Wind or current pushing boat
toward dock:
WIND OR CURRENT
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2) When the stern is out a few feet,
release the bow mooring then steer
in the direction you want the bow to
move. Open the throttle slightly and
begin to move away from the dock.
BEACHING
1) Make sure no obstructions, boats or
swimmers are near the beach.
Slowly maneuver to a shallow angle
and allow the boat to move toward the
dock.
No wind or current:
Approach the dock at a shallow angle.
Secure the bow to the dock, then use
engine thrust or a boat hook to gently
move the stern to the dock.
LEAVING A DOCK
Because boats steer from the stern, the
stern first moves in the direction opposite your desired turn. It is especially
important to understand this characteristic when leaving a dock. If you simply
turn the wheel to steer the bow away
from the dock, as you would when driving a car out of a parking space, you
will drive the stern of the boat into the
dock. Following is a basic maneuvering
technique which can be used in most
circumstances.
1) With engines idling and the bow still
moored to the dock turn the steering
wheel toward the dock. This will start
to move the stern of the boat away
from the dock.
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2) Approach the beach slowly and stop
the engines when the water is about
3 ft (90 cm) deep. Remember: turning is impossible with the engine
stopped.
3) Get out of the boat and pull the bow
up on the beach.
4) When leaving the beach, push the
boat out into water that is at least 3
ft (90 cm) deep before starting the
engines.
CAUTION:
● Small pebbles, sand, seaweed,
and other debris can be ingested
into the jet intake and impair or
damage the impeller. Always stop
the engines before beaching the
boat. Be sure the boat is in water
3 ft (90 cm) deep before starting
the engines again.
● Do not beach the boat on rocky
beaches. The hull gelcoat and
exposed pump housings can be
damaged.
● Pay attention to shifts in tides.
Beaching at high tide may make it
impossible to re-launch the boat
if the tide recedes.
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OPERATION
ANCHORING
WARNING
Always anchor from the bow.
Anchoring from the stern will make
the boat unsteady. A strong current
can pull a stern-anchored boat
underwater.
Select an anchor appropriate for your
boat and water conditions. A "danforth"
(or fluke) type anchor is suitable for
most applications; your dealer can help
you choose an anchor.
1) Make sure the anchor line is securely tied to the anchor and to the bow
eye
2) Move the boat to the spot where you
want to lower the anchor, heading
the boat into the wind or current.
Stop the boat, then lower the anchor
until it hits bottom.
4) Pull on the line to be sure the
anchor is holding. Also, periodically
check your boat's position against
the shoreline to make sure it is not
drifting and dragging the anchor.
Reset it if necessary.
5) To pull in ("weigh") the anchor, start
the engines and move forward,
keeping tension on the line as you
pull it in. When the anchor line is
straight up and down, pull hard to lift
the anchor from the bottom material.
6) If the anchor is stuck on the bottom,
try this: Let out a few feet of anchor
line and secure the line to the boat
again. Slowly maneuver the boat
around the anchor until the anchor
pulls loose. Keep the line taut during
this procedure.
3) While keeping tension on the line,
slowly back up the boat until you
have let out line that is 4 to 6 times
the depth of the water. For example,
if you are anchoring in 10 feet of
water, let out 40 to 60 feet of line.
Secure the line.
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OPERATION
3
CROSSING WAVES
You won't always have flat, smooth
water. There will be waves, wakes from
other boats, etc.
SHARP WAVES
The best way to cross waves or wakes
is with the least "jolt" to you and the
boat. Small waves are not as difficult to
cross as larger waves. Crossing a
sharp wave gives more of a jolt than a
broad wave.
BROAD WAVES
To cross a wave, change your speed
and the angle that you cross the wave.
Usually, a slower speed and "quartering" the wave at an angle will reduce
the "jolt."
WAVE
Two other things you may notice: first is
that crossing a group of waves is not as
easy or smooth as crossing just one
wave; second, when you "quarter" the
wave the boat will try to steer away
from the wave. When crossing at a 45°
angle, you may not notice this, but at a
smaller angle of about 10° it can be
very strong. Be prepared to steer as
necessary.
90°
45°
10°
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3
OPERATION
POST-OPERATION
CHECKS
POST-OPERATION CHECKS
These post-operation procedures are
developed to help preserve the longterm appearance and reliability of your
Jet Boat. Perform these procedures as
soon as possible after the boat is
loaded back on the trailer after the
day’s use.
Some owners plan to moor their boat
seasonally, rather than keeping it on
the trailer between uses. The procedures described in this section may not
be possible if your Jet Boat is moored
in the water. Boats which are moored
will require periodic removal from the
water to clean the hull and jet pump
area. The frequency of this maintenance will depend upon whether the
water is salt or fresh, as well as other
local water conditions.
CAUTION:
Leaving the boat in the water for
extended periods will accelerate the
rate of normal deterioration of the jet
pump components and hull finish.
Stray electrical voltage in the water,
marine organisms, and saltwater
corrosion are a few of the conditions
that can adversely affect the life of
many Jet Boat components.
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1) After putting the Jet Boat on the
trailer, flush cooling system on each
engine to prevent the cooling system from clogging up with salt,
sand, or dirt. Refer to page 4-1 for
the cooling system flushing procedure.
2) Drain residual water from the
exhaust system by starting the
engine then alternately pushing the
throttle lever up to half throttle and
back for 10 to 15 seconds.
CAUTION:
Never run the engine at full throttle
or for more than 15 seconds while
the boat is out of the water. The
engine may overheat and/or seize.
3) Wash down the hull, helm, and both
jet drive units with fresh water.
OPERATION
4) Remove hull drain plug and the
engine compartment drain plugs.
Rinse the engine compartment with
a small amount of fresh water. Be
careful not to get water on the carburetor or electrical components.
Allow any water in the bilge to drain
out. After the water has drained,
wipe the engine compartment and
bilge with dry rags. Reinstall all
drain plugs.
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NOTE: This boat is equipped with an
electric bilge pump that automatically
removes excess water from the bilge
while you are underway. However,
some residual water remains that must
be drained by removing the drain plug.
CAUTION:
Tighten the hull drain plug securely
before launching the Jet Boat. Clean
any foreign material, such as dirt or
sand, from the threads before
installing the drain plug.
5) Spray a rust inhibitor, such as
Yamaha Silicone Protectant and
Lubricant, on metallic parts to minimize corrosion.
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3
OPERATION
TRAILERING
HITCH
WARNING
Avoid accident and injury from
improper trailering:
● The trailer must be matched for
the Jet Boat’s weight and hull.
● The towing vehicle must have the
capacity of pulling the load.
Pulling a load that exceeds the
Jet Boat’s towing capacity may
cause loss of control.
● Be sure the boat is secured to the
trailer and the trailer is properly
hitched to the towing vehicle
before towing.
● Always place the fuel cocks in the
"OFF” position when transporting or storing the Jet Boat.
Otherwise, fuel could leak out
into the engine or engine compartment, which could create a
fire or explosion hazard.
Select a trailer that is manufactured to
carry a boat of the size and weight of
your Jet Boat. Check the certification
label on the left forward side of the trailer. This label is required to show the
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR),
which is the load carrying capacity of
the trailer plus the trailer’s weight. Be
sure that the total weight of your boat,
any cargo, and the trailer weight itself
does not exceed the GVWR.
The trailer hitch ball must match the
size of the socket on the trailer hitch
coupler. Hitches are divided into classes that specify the gross trailer weight
(GTW) and the maximum tongue
weight. Always use a hitch rated for the
same or higher class. Use a bolted-on
or welded-on hitch; clamp-on bumper
hitches are not recommended. Be sure
the trailer hitch’s release handle is
latched with the lock pin installed
before towing.
Use safety chains between the towing
vehicle and the trailer so the trailer will
not detach completely from the towing
vehicle if it accidentally comes loose
from the hitch ball. Crisscross the
chains under the trailer tongue so the
tongue will not hit the road surface if it
falls loose. Rig the chains as tightly as
possible while allowing just enough
slack to permit tight turns.
Be sure the tongue weight (vertical
weight on the hitch point) is correct.
Generally, 5% to 10% of the combined
weight of the boat and trailer should be
on the tongue. Too much or too little
weight can cause difficult steering or
trailer swaying.
TRAILERING CHECKLIST
● Check your state laws to be sure
your trailer meets all regulations,
such as proper licensing, brake,
axle load, and safety chain requirements.
● Check trailer for any loose fasteners
or damaged parts.
● Check tires for proper inflation.
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OPERATION
● Check wheel bearings and wheel
lug nuts before each trip.
● Check tail, brake, and turn signal
lights for proper operation.
● Secure the bow of the boat to the
trailer with the winch line and also
with a separate bow tie-down to the
winch stand and frame crossmember. Secure the stern cleats to the
trailer with tie-downs.
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before continuing your trip. On
longer trips, it is a good idea to carry
a set of spare wheel bearings,
seals, and races.
● When making a turn, do not cut corners. The trailer has a smaller turning circle so it turns more sharply
around the corner than the towing
vehicle.
● Before backing your trailer into the
water, disconnect the light plug from
the towing vehicle. This will reduce
the likelihood of the lights blowing
out when submerged.
BACKING YOUR TRAILER
It takes practice to back a trailer successfully. If you are not familiar backing
up with a trailer, practice first in an
open area away from obstacles.
● Take down and store the bimini top,
if used. The top is not designed to
stay unsecured on the Jet Boat at
highway speeds. See page 3-12.
● Carry a spare tire for the trailer,
along with sufficient tools to change
the tire.
● While traveling, check the wheel
hubs on the trailer whenever you
park. If the hub feels abnormally
hot, have the bearing inspected
Keep the following points in mind:
● Back slowly. Make steering adjustments in small steps.
● Turn the towing vehicle’s wheels
opposite the direction you want the
trailer to go.
● After the trailer begins moving, turn
the towing vehicle to follow it.
● Have a second person stand by to
help direct you with hand signals.
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3
OPERATION
LAUNCHING
5) Remove the bow line from the bow
eye.
6) Back the trailer farther into the water
until just the tops of the fenders
show, then reset the parking brake.
Board the boat and start it. If possible, remain on the trailer until the
engines are warm and are responding to throttle.
As a courtesy to other boaters, prepare
your Jet Boat for launching before
using the ramp.
Each launch may have particular differences, such as ramp angle, prevailing
wind, waves, and water currents. If
possible, watch a couple of boaters
launch their boats first to notice any
problems. While every boater develops
a preferred launch procedure, here is a
recommended general procedure:
1) Perform the Pre-Operation Checks
shown on page 3-4 that can be performed on land, including operating
the blower for at least 4 minutes.
2) Remove all trailering tie-down lines
from the boat and attach your docking lines and fenders, if used.
3) Disconnect the trailer lights from the
towing vehicle.
4) Back the trailer down the ramp as
close to 90° to the shoreline as you
can. If possible, have a second person stand aside as an observer.
Stop when the wheels are at least
halfway submerged. Set the parking
brake.
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7) Back the boat out into the water,
watching carefully for other boats or
obstacles.
LOADING
1) Disconnect the trailer lights from the
towing vehicle.
2) Back the trailer down the ramp as
close to 90° to the shoreline as you
can. If possible, have a second person act as an observer while standing to the side of the boat. Stop
when the tops of the trailer’s fenders
are about 3 inches above the waterline.
3) With the boat moving at the slowest
idle speed. Use throttle only if necessary for steering ability. Guide the
boat onto the support rails.
WARNING
Using too much throttle can cause
the boat to jump over the front of the
trailer which can result in injury to
the boat operator and bystanders.
Use only enough throttle to maneuver the boat into the correct position.
OPERATION
4) Make sure the boat is centered on
the support rails and is headed
straight for the bow stop (bumper
board). Ease the boat forward until
the bow rests against the bow stop.
5) Attach and tighten the winch line.
CAUTION:
● The winch line is not designed to
pull the boat onto the trailer.
● The winch line should not be the
only line securing the bow during
trailering. Use a separate bow tiedown line along with the winch to
secure the boat to the trailer.
6) Pull the trailer up the ramp out of the
way of other boaters. Attach the bow
and stern tie-downs. Reconnect the
trailer lights.
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LIFTING
CAUTION:
Do not attach lifting cables to the
bow eye, cleats, waterski tow eye, or
grab handles. Serious damage to
the boat can occur. Use only a sling
designed specifically for lifting
boats.
If you need to remove the Jet Boat from
the water without a trailer, use these
guidelines:
● Use a sling-type lifting mechanism
designed for lifting boats. The sling
should be covered with a protective
material to prevent damage to the
hull gelcoat.
● Use spreader bars to avoid side
stress to the hull that may cause
cracks in the gelcoat and fiberglass.
● Attach guidelines to the bow eye
and stern tie-down cleats to control
movement of the boat during lifting.
● Remove all people and all cargo
from the boat. Drain any excess
water from the bilge using the bilge
pump.
● Be sure all people are standing
clear, then lift boat slowly and just
far enough to verify that the boat is
securely held and properly balanced. If necessary, lower the boat
again and adjust the slings.
● When ready, lift the boat slowly and
carefully.
7) Follow the Post-Operation Checks
on page 3-24.
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Chapter 4
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Flushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-1
4-1
4-2
4-3
4-3
ADJUSTMENT AND MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Tool Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Periodic Inspection Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Spark Plug Cleaning and Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Grease Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Fuel System Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Oil Injection System Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Bleeding the Oil Injection Pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Carburetor Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Steering Cable Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Throttle Cable Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Choke Cable Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Reverse Gate Mechanism Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Fuse Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
MAINTENANCE & CARE
STORAGE
4
COOLING SYSTEM FLUSHING
Storing your Jet Boat for prolonged
periods of time, such as winter storage,
requires preventative maintenance to
ensure against deterioration. It is advisable to have the Jet Boat serviced by
an authorized Yamaha Jet Boat dealer
before storage. However, the following
procedures can be performed by the
owner with a minimum of tools.
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1
3
➀ Flush Hose Connector
➁ Garden Hose Adapter
➂ Cap
FUEL SYSTEM
Top off the fuel tank with fresh fuel,
adding one ounce of Yamaha Fuel
Conditioner and Stabilizer or an equivalent to each gallon of fuel. A full fuel
tank is less likely to allow condensation
to collect in the tank, reducing the
chance of contaminated fuel. Running
the engines with treated fuel during
cooling system flushing will also help
protect carburetors and fuel lines.
Cooling system flushing is essential to
prevent the cooling system from clogging up with salt, sand, or dirt.
1) Open the cap for the engine you are
going to flush. Press the flush kit
garden hose adapter into the flush
hose connector and turn until they
are securely connected.
NOTE: Use of Yamaha Fuel
Conditioner and Stabilizer eliminates
the need to drain the fuel system.
Consult your Yamaha dealer or other
qualified mechanic if the fuel system is
to be drained instead.
2) Start the engine, then immediately
turn on the water supply fully.
CAUTION:
● Never turn on the water before
starting the engine. The water
could flow back through the muffler into the crankcase causing
severe engine damage.
● Be sure to turn on the water
immediately after starting the
engine to prevent engine overheating.
3) Run the engine at a fast idle for
10~15 minutes.
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4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
● Be sure to replace the cap securely after fogging the engine.
Otherwise water could enter the
engine and cause damage.
4) Turn off the water supply, then drain
residual water from the exhaust system by alternately pushing the throttle lever up to half throttle and back
for 10 to 15 seconds. Shut off
engine.
CAUTION:
Never have the water on when the
engine is not running. The water
could flow back through the muffler
into the crankcase causing severe
engine damage. Do not run the engine
for more than 15 seconds after the
water supply has been turned off to
avoid engine overheating.
1) Open the cap ➀ on the carburetor
silencer cover of each engine.
2) With the Jet Boat in a well-ventilated
area, start each engine. With the
engine running at a fast idle, quickly
spray as much Yamaha Stor-Rite
Fogging Oil or an equivalent, as possible alternately into each carburetor
through the holes in the silencer
cover. Keep spraying until the engine
stalls (or a maximum of 15 seconds). Reinstall the cap securely.
5) After stopping the engine, remove
the garden hose adapter.
6) Replace the cap securely.
7) Repeat the flushing procedure for
the other engine.
LUBRICATION
WARNING
3) Remove the spark plugs and pour
approximately one tablespoon of oil
into each cylinder.
To reduce the risk of fire or explosion: Never pour or spray gasoline,
or any other substance except
engine fogging oil through the hole
in the carburetor silencer cover.
4) Grease the spark plug threads and
reinstall the spark plugs.
5) Lubricate all cables such as the
throttle choke, and steering cables.
CAUTION:
6) Grease the areas of the Jet Boat
specified in "Grease Points" in the
Adjustment And Maintenance section.
● Do not attempt to run the engine
at full throttle or for more than 15
seconds while the boat is out of
the water. The engine may overheat and/or seize.
4-2
MAINTENANCE & CARE
BATTERY
4
CLEANING
1) When the Jet Boat is not to be used
for a month or more, remove the
battery and store it in a cool, dark
place. Clean the battery's casing
and terminals using a mixture of
baking soda and water (one tbsp. of
baking soda to one cup of water).
Apply dielectric grease or petroleum
jelly to the battery terminals and to
all exposed connectors.
1
3
2) If the battery will be stored for a
longer period, check the specific
gravity of the fluid at least once a
month and recharge the battery if
they get too low.
Specific gravity: 1.28 at 20°C (68°F)
2
1) Remove the fuel tank compartment
drain ➀ and allow any water to
drain into the engine compartment.
Reinstall the drain plug.
WARNING
Gasoline (petrol) and its vapors are
highly flammable and explosive. If
fuel or a fuel/water mix drains from
the fuel tank compartment drain,
wipe it up immediately with dry rags.
Do not operate the boat until the
source of the fuel leak is found and
corrected.
2) Remove the drain plugs in the stern
➁ and engine compartment ➂.
Wash down the hull, boat interior,
and drive units with fresh water.
4-3
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
3) Rinse the engine and bilge areas
with fresh water. Drain off all water
and wipe up remaining moisture
with clean, dry rags. Reinstall the
drain plugs.
4) Spray the exterior of the engines
with Yamaha Silicone Protectant
and Lubricant.
5) Wax the hull with a non-abrasive
wax such as Yamaha Ultra Gloss
Cleaner Wax or other wax designed
for marine gelcoat.
7) Vacuum and or hose off the carpeting as necessary. If needed, use a
quality brand-name carpet cleaner
product to clean soiled areas. Roll
up the carpet face out for storage.
CAUTION:
Always dry the carpet face up. Never
roll up the carpet while wet. Never
fold the carpet.
8) Wash the bimini fabric with a mild
detergent, then rinse and allow to
dry thoroughly before storage. See
the care label on the bimini top for
detailed instructions.
WARNING Slippery
surfaces
can cause falls and injury. Be careful
not to apply too much wax on deck
and gunnel stepping surfaces. This
will make them slippery.
6) Wipe all vinyl and rubber components, such as the seats and engine
compartment seals, with a vinyl protectant such as Yamaha Protectant.
4-4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
ADJUSTMENT AND
MAINTENANCE
4
TOOL KIT
It is advisable always to carry the
Owner's Manual and tool kit with you
whenever you use the Jet Boat. To protect these articles from water, it is a
good idea to put them in a vinyl bag.
Periodic inspection, adjustment, and
lubrication will keep your Jet Boat in
the safest and most efficient condition
possible. Safety is an obligation of the
Jet Boat owner. The most important
points of boat inspection, adjustment
and lubrication are explained on the following pages.
The service information included in this
manual is intended to provide you, the
owner, with the necessary information
for completing your own preventive
maintenance and minor repairs. The
tools provided in the owner's tool kit are
sufficient for this purpose, except that a
torque wrench is also necessary for
tightening nuts and bolts properly.
WARNING
● Be sure to turn off the engines
when you perform maintenance
unless otherwise specified.
Otherwise, accident or injury
could result from unexpected
operation, moving parts, or electric shock.
● If the owner is not familiar with
machine servicing, this work
should be done by a Yamaha
dealer or other qualified mechanic. Improperly serviced components could fail or stop operating
correctly, which could result in an
accident.
WARNING
Do not attempt to modify this Jet
Boat! Modifications to your boat
may reduce safety and reliability,
and may make the boat illegal for
use.
4-5
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
PERIODIC INSPECTION CHART
Frequency of maintenance operations may be adjusted according to the operating conditions, but the
following table gives general guidelines.
● Indicates the checkups which you may do yourself.
■ Indicates work to be done by your Yamaha dealer.
Maintenance interval
Spark plug
Initial
Inspection/Cleaning/
Adjustment
Grease points
Greasing
Bearing housing
Greasing
Starter motor idle gear
Greasing
Fuel system
Inspection
Fuel filter
Checking/Replacement
Fuel tank
Cleaning
Oil injection system
Inspection/Cleaning
Carburetor adjustment
Inspection/Adjustment
Trolling speed (idle)
Adjustment
Carburetor throttle shaft
Inspection
Cooling-water passages
Cleaning/Flushing
Bilge strainer
Cleaning
Impeller
Inspection
Steering cable
Inspection
Thereafter
Every
10
hours
50
hours
3
months
100
hours
6
months
100
hours
6
months
●
●
●
●
●
● *2
● *4
■
●
● *2
● *4
■
■ *1
■ *3
■
200
hours
12
months
4-7
4-8
4-9
4-10
4-11
■
■
■
■
■
■
●
■
Page
■
●
■
4-12
4-12
4-12
4-13
4-13
● (after
every
ride)
4-1
●
■
●
■
●
■
●
●
●
●
●
Throttle cable and choke cable Inspection/Adjustment
Reverse gate mechanism
Inspection
Drain plugs
Inspection/Replacement
4-14
4-14
4-15
●
●
Battery
Inspection
Rubber coupling
Inspection
Bolts and nuts
Retightening
*1
*2
*3
*4
(inspect
fluid level
before every
launch)
4-16
■
■
Grease capacity: 33.0 ~ 35.0 cm 3 (1.11 ~ 1.18 oz.)
Grease capacity: 6.0 ~ 8.0 cm 3 (0.20 ~ 0.27 oz.)
Grease capacity: 8.0 cm 3 (0.27 oz.)
Grease capacity : 2.0 cm 3 (0.07 oz.)
4-6
■
■
MAINTENANCE & CARE
4
When fitting the plug, always clean the
gasket surface and use a new gasket.
Wipe off any dirt from the threads and
screw in the spark plug to the correct
torque.
SPARK PLUG CLEANING AND
ADJUSTMENT
The spark plug is an important engine
component and is easy to inspect. The
condition of the spark plug can indicate
something about the condition of the
engine. For example, if the center electrode porcelain is very white, this could
indicate an intake air leak or carburetion problem in that cylinder.
Spark plug torque:
25 Nm (2.5 m-kg, 18 ft-lb)
NOTE: Before installing the spark plug
cap, be sure to wipe off any water on
the spark plug or inside the cap. Push
the spark plug cap down until it clicks.
Do not attempt to diagnose any problems yourself. Instead, take the Jet
Boat to a Yamaha Jet Boat dealer. You
should periodically remove and inspect
the spark plug because heat and
deposits will cause the spark plug to
slowly break down and erode. If electrode erosion becomes excessive, or if
carbon and other deposits are excessive, you should replace the spark plug
with another of the correct type.
NOTE: If a torque-wrench is not available when you are fitting a spark plug,
a good estimate of the correct torque
(with a new gasket) is 1/4 to 1/2 turn
past finger-tight. Have the spark plug
adjusted to the correct torque as soon
as possible with a torque wrench.
Standard spark plug:
BR8HS
WARNING
When removing or installing a spark
plug, be careful not to damage the
insulator. A damaged insulator could
allow external sparks, which could
lead to explosion or fire.
Before installing the spark plug, measure the electrode gap with a wire
thickness gauge; adjust the gap to
specification if necessary.
Spark plug gap: 0.6~0.7mm
(0.024~0.028 in)
4-7
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
GREASE POINTS
To keep moving parts sliding or rotating
smoothly, coat them with water resistant grease such as Yamaha Marine
Grease (ACC-GREAS-14-CT), YAMAHA
grease A, or an equivalent.
Throttle cable and choke cable
Grease the throttle-cable and chokecable inner wires at the carburetors.
Steering cable ball joints and inner
wire
Grease the steering cable and shift
cables ball joints at the steering nozzles. Extend the steering cable and
shift cable inner wires and apply a thin
coat of grease to them.
Pivot points
Grease all pivot points of the steering
and shift mechanism at the pump end.
4-8
MAINTENANCE & CARE
4
Bearing housing
➀ Bearing housing grease nipple
Grease the bearing housing through
the grease nipple.
Recommended water resistant
grease: YAMAHA Marine Grease
(ACC-GREAS-14-CT), or YAMAHA Grease A
The first service should be done after
10 hours or 1 month by your YAMAHA
dealer.
Fill the bearing housing with water
resistant grease through the grease
nipple.
Grease capacity: 33.0~35.0 cc
(1.11~1.18 oz)
After first service: Every 100 hours or 6
months (you may do this yourself)
Grease capacity: 6.0~8.0 cc
(0.20~0.27 oz)
CAUTION:
Fill the grease slowly and carefully,
because it can damage the hose and
the joints.
4-9
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
Starter motor idle gear
➀ Starter
motor idle gear grease nip-
ple
Grease the starter motor idle gear with
water-resistant grease through the
grease nipple.
Recommended water resistant
grease: YAMAHA Marine Grease
(ACC-GREAS-14-CT), or YAMAHA Grease A
The first service should be done after
10 hours or 1 month by your YAMAHA
dealer.
Fill the starter motor idle gear through
the grease nipple.
Grease capacity: 8.0 cc (0.27 oz)
After first service: Every 100 hours or 6
months (you may do this yourself).
Grease capacity: 2.0 cc (0.12 oz)
CAUTION:
Fill the grease slowly and carefully,
because it can damage the hose and
the joints.
4-10
MAINTENANCE & CARE
FUEL SYSTEM INSPECTION
WARNING
Gasoline (Petrol) and its vapors are
highly flammable and explosive.
4
The United States Coast Guard
requires that all inboard boats like your
Jet Boat have visual access to fuel filler
clamps and hoses. The Jet Boat has
two access panels for this purpose.
Failure to check for and repair fuel
leakage may result in fire or explosion.
Check the fuel system for leaks,
cracks, or malfunctions. If any problem
is found, do the necessary repair or
replacement as required. If repair is
necessary, consult your nearest
Yamaha Jet Boat dealer.
WARNING
Always properly dispose of gasoline
(petrol) soaked rags. They can spontaneously ignite.
Checking points:
1. Carburetor leakage.
2. Fuel pump malfunction or leakage.
3. Fuel tank leakage.
4. Fuel hose joint leakage.
5. Fuel hose cracks or other damage.
6. Fuel filter leakage.
7. Fuel cock leakage.
8. Air vent check valve leakage.
9. Fuel filler clamps and hoses.
4-11
One access panel is located on the
upper deck wall on the port side, visible
when the rear seat back is removed.
The lid for the fuel tank compartment is
the other access panel. Remove the
center portion of each seat cushion
and then the bench seat. Remove the
screws holding the lid to inspect the
fuel tank area.
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter is a one-piece, disposable type. The filter should be replaced
once a year or after every 200 hours of
operation, or if water is found in the filter. Take the Jet Boat to your Yamaha
dealer if fuel filter replacement is
required.
WARNING
Oil tank
Check for oil tank damage or cracks.
Check the oil hose and joint. When the
oil tank needs to be cleaned, or when
any water or dirt is found in the oil tank,
take the Jet Boat to your Yamaha dealer for service.
Oil filter replacement
If the in-line oil filter becomes contaminated, see your Yamaha dealer for service.
Do not try to change the fuel filter
yourself. An incorrectly installed filter can leak gasoline (petrol), which
could lead to fire or explosion. Take
the Jet Boat to your Yamaha dealer
for fuel filter replacement.
FUEL TANK
If the fuel tank needs to be cleaned or
when any water is found in the fuel system, take the Jet Boat to your Yamaha
dealer for service.
1
➀ Oil filter
OIL INJECTION SYSTEM
INSPECTION
Check the oil injection system for leaks,
cracks, or malfunctions. If any problem
is found, do the necessary repair or
replacement as required. If repair is
necessary, consult your nearest
Yamaha dealer.
Check points
1. Check the oil tank for damage or
cracks.
2. Check for water or dirt in the oil tank.
3. Check the oil hose and joint.
4. Check the oil filter.
4-12
CAUTION:
Air enters the oil delivery line when
the oil filter is removed, so the oil
system must be bled properly after
the filter is replaced. Air in the system will prevent oil from flowing
properly to the engine, and severe
engine damage will result. Your
Yamaha dealer has the professional
knowledge and experience to bleed
the oil pump properly.
MAINTENANCE & CARE
BLEEDING THE OIL INJECTION
PUMP
4
CAUTION:
The carburetor was set at the
Yamaha factory after many tests. If
the settings are disturbed without
having technical knowledge, poor
engine performance and damage
may result.
1
➀ Air bleeding screw
To bleed the oil injection pump, loosen
the air bleeding screw on the bleed
hose. Oil will flow into the oil injection
pump. Hold a rag under the screw hole
to catch oil as it spills out. Keep letting
oil run out until there are no bubbles in
the oil. Tighten the screw firmly and
wipe up any spilled oil completely.
Properly dispose of oil soaked rags.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
The carburetors are vital parts of the
engine and require very sophisticated
adjustment. Most adjusting should be
left to a Yamaha Jet Boat dealer who
has the professional knowledge and
experience to do so. However, the following point may be serviced by the
owner as part of his usual maintenance
routine.
1 Throttle stop screw
Trolling Speed ( Idle)
NOTE: A diagnostic tachometer is useful for this procedure.
Place the Jet Boat afloat. Start the
engine and warm it up for one or two
minutes.
Using a diagnostic tachometer, adjust
one engine’s speed to specification.
Turn the throttle stop screw clockwise
to increase engine speed or counterclockwise to decrease engine speed.
Repeat the procedure on the other
engine.
Trolling speed: 1,200~1,300
4-13
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
STEERING CABLE INSPECTION
THROTTLE CABLE INSPECTION
Be sure to check:
Push and pull the throttle levers
through their full range with the shift
lever in Neutral. Repeat with the shift
lever in Forward, and again in Reverse.
Both throttle levers should move
smoothly from idle to full throttle and
back. If not, ask your Yamaha Jet Boat
dealer for service.
1) Check for smooth operation of the
wheel and steering nozzles.
2) Check for proper steering adjustment. The nozzles should both point
straight back when the steering
wheel is centered.
If steering is stiff or misadjusted, ask
your Yamaha dealer to service it.
WARNING
Improper throttle operation could
result in an accident. Check for
proper throttle operation before
starting the engines.
4-14
MAINTENANCE & CARE
CHOKE CABLE ADJUSTMENT
4
shift gates. Both gates should drop
down over the nozzles to the stops.
If reverse gates do not operate smoothly or correctly, ask your authorized
Yamaha Jet Boat dealer for service.
Pull the choke knob out until it stops.
Release the knob. The knob should not
move. If it moves back on its own, tighten the friction adjustment slightly. If the
knob is difficult to move, loosen the friction adjustment slightly.
REVERSE GATE MECHANISM
INSPECTION
1) Remove the engine stop switch lanyard and ignition keys.
2) Put the throttle levers in the idle
position (otherwise the shift lever
will not move).
3) Push the shift lever to Forward from
the Neutral position while a second
person observes shift gate movement from outside the boat. Both
shift gates should lift completely to
the stops.
FUSE REPLACEMENT
The fuse is in the ignition coil holder. To
replace the fuse, unscrew the cap and
pull the two red leads out with the fuse
holder. Open the fuse holder and
replace the fuse.
➀ Ignition coil holder ➂ Fuse (10A)
➁ Grommet
4 Fuse holder
Accessory Fuse
2
1
➀ Fuse (20A)
➁ Accessory lead
The fuse is on the accessory battery
lead wire (red with black stripe). Open
the fuse box and replace the fuse.
4) Pull the shift lever back from
Forward through Neutral to
Reverse. The observer should
check for proper movement of the
4-15
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
WARNING
WARNING
Do not use fuses of higher amperage that those recommended.
Substitution of a fuse of improper
rating can cause extensive electrical
system damage and possible fire.
Battery electrolyte is poisonous and
dangerous, causing severe burns,
etc. It contains sulfuric acid. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidote:
EXTERNAL-Flush with water.
BATTERY
NOTE: These general guidelines apply
to many commonly used battery types
(but not, for example, to maintenancefree batteries). Consult the battery
manufacturer’s instructions before performing battery maintenance.
Check the level of the battery fluid and
see if the terminals are tight. Add distilled water if the fluid level is low.
CAUTION:
INTERNAL-Drink large quantities of
water or milk. Follow with milk of
magnesia, beaten egg or vegetable
oil. Call physician immediately.
EYES: Flush with water for 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention.
A battery produces explosive gases.
Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc.,
away. Ventilate when charging or
using in enclosed space. Always
shield eyes when working near batteries.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
● Be careful not to place the battery
on its side.
● Remove the battery from the boat
before adding distilled water or
recharging.
Replenishing the battery fluid
A poorly maintained battery will deteriorate quickly. The battery fluid should
be checked before every outing.
Fill to the manufacturer’s recommended level when necessary. Top up only
with distilled water (or pure de-ionized
water) suitable to use in batteries.
CAUTION:
Normal tap water contains minerals
which are harmful to a battery;
therefore, refill only with distilled
water.
4-16
MAINTENANCE & CARE
Recharging
4
3
WARNING
● When charging the battery, keep
it well away from sparks and
open flames, as it gives off explosive gases.
● When using a battery charger,
connect the battery to the charger before you turn on the charger.
This will prevent sparking at the
terminals that could ignite battery gases.
● If jump-starting the engine is necessary in an emergency, follow
the instructions on page 5-3.
Improper jump-starting could
cause sparking and explosion.
1) Remove the caps from the cells.
Add distilled water if necessary to
top up the electrolyte to the proper
level.
2) Follow the battery manufacturer’s
instructions for charging.
Connecting The Battery Terminals
Always make sure the connections are
correct when you install the battery in
the Jet Boat. Make sure that the
breather pipe are properly connected
and that it is not damaged or obstructed.
1
4
2
➀ Positive (+) Battery cable (Red)
➁ Negative (–) Battery cable (Black)
➂ Accessory (+) Lead (Red/Black)
4 Accessory (–) Lead (Black)
CAUTION:
BATTERY REMOVAL: Disconnect
battery leads before removing the
battery. Disconnect the negative (–)
lead first.
BATTERY INSTALLATION: Connect
the red (+) lead and accessory red
(+) lead to the positive (+) terminal of
the battery. Connect the black (–)
lead and the black (–) accessory
lead to the negative (–) terminal of
the battery.
4-17
4
MAINTENANCE & CARE
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
ITEM
UNIT
LST1200 JET BOAT
Number of people
lb.
7
1300
feet / inches
feet / inches
inches
lb.
19' 6"
8' 0"
18"
2100
HP (kW) / rpm
US gal/h (L / h)
hr.
135 @ 6750 each engine
14.0 gal (53 L) each engine
1.5
VEHICLE CAPACITY
Maximum people on board
Maximum load capacity
DIMENSIONS
Length
Beam
Draft
Dry weight
PERFORMANCE
Maximum output
Maximum fuel consumption
Cruising range (full throttle)
ENGINE
Number of engines
Engine type
Number of cylinder
Displacement
Bore & stroke
Compression ratio
Lubrication system
Cooling system
Starting system
Ignition system
Spark plug
Spark plug gap
Recommended battery
Battery capacity
Charging system
cc (cu. in)
mm (in.)
mm (in.)
Qty: 1
Voltage - Amp Hours
2
2-stroke
3 cylinders each engine
1131 (64) each engine
84 x 68 (3.30 x 2.68)
6.0:1
Oil injection
Water-cooled
Electric starter
Digital CDI
NGK BR8HS
0.6 ~0.7 mm (0.024"~0.028 ")
Marine Grade Group 24 Dual Purpose
675 Marine Cranking Amp
12 -100
Flywheel magneto
DRIVE UNIT
Propulsion system
Jet pump type
Impeller rotation
Impeller pitch
Transmission
Steering (nozzle) angle
Jet pump
Axial flow, single stage w/reverse
Counter clockwise (rear view)
15.1°
Direct drive from engine
23° + 1°
FUEL AND OIL
Fuel
Recommended engine oil
Regular unleaded gasoline
YAMALUBE 2 -W
WATERCRAFT OIL, or an equivalent
TC-W3 certified outboard oil
Fuel tank capacity
US gal (L)
41.0 gal (155.2 L)
Oil tank capacity
US gal (L)
3.0 gal (11.4 L)
4-18
Chapter 5
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL
PROCEDURES
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Troubleshooting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
SPECIAL PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing the Jet Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running on One Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jet Pump Clean-Out Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-3
5-3
5-3
5-4
5-5
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
5
TROUBLESHOOTING
If any trouble happens on your Jet Boat, use this section to check for possible cause. If you cannot find the cause or if the procedure for replacement or repair is not described in this owner's
manual, ask your Yamaha Jet Boat dealer or qualified mechanic for the proper service.
The Troubleshooting Chart contains "TROUBLE", "POSSIBLE CAUSE", "REMEDY", "REFER
PAGE".
Check the possible cause and remedy, and also the referred page for the maintenance steps to
solve the trouble.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
TROUBLE
• Starter motor
does not turn
over
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Fuse
Page
• Replace the fuse and
check wiring
4-15
Run down
• Recharge
4-17
Poor terminal
connections
• Tighten as required
4-17
• Jet pump
cleanout hatch
Not latched
• Latch securely
5-5
• Starter
component
Faulty
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
• Shift lever
Not in Neutral
• Shift to Neutral
3-15
• Stop switch
Lock plate is not
in place
• Install lock plate
2-5
• Fuel cock
"OFF" position
• Turn the fuel cock to "ON"
2-9
Empty
• Refill as soon as possible*
3-3
Stale or
contaminated
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
Water or dust
collected
• Have service at
Yamaha dealer
Built-up pressure
• Open the fuel tank filler
cap and release pressure
3-14
• Battery
• Starter motor
turns over/
engine does
not start
REMEDY
Burned out
• Fuel
• Fuel tank
• Spark plug
Fouled or defective
• Clean or replace
4-7
• Spark plug cap
Not fitted or loose
• Fit properly
4-7
Filled with fuel
• Have serviced at
Yamaha Dealer
Filled with water
• Crank engine with
spark plug out until clean
• Fuel filter
Clogged or water
collected
• Have serviced at
Yamaha Dealer
4-12
• Choke
Knob automatically
returns
• Tighten the choke cable
tension, adjust nut
4-15
• Crankcase
* Turn the fuel cock to "RES" (reserve) to return to shore.
5-1
5
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
TROUBLE
Engine runs
irregularly or
stalls
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Page
Empty
• Refill as soon as possible
3-3
Stale or
contaminated
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
Oil and gasoline
mixture is too rich
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
• Choke
Knob is left pulled
• Push it in fully
• Fuel filter
Water or dust
collected
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
Fouled or defective
• Replace
Incorrect heat range
• Replace
4-7
Gap incorrect
• Adjust
4-7
Loose
• Fit properly
4-7
Loose electrical
connections
• Tighten or connect properly
4-7
Cracked, torn or
damaged
• Replace
Incorrect idle
Adjustment
• Adjust
Clogged
• Have service at
Yamaha dealer
Jet intake clogged
• Clean
5-5
Cooling system
clogged
• Clean
4-1
• Fuel
• Spark plug
• Spark plug cap
• Carburetor
Engine won't run
• Engine
over 3,500 rpm
overheat**
Jet Boat speed
too slow or
loses power
• Cavitation
• Engine
overheat**
• Fuel Filter
• Spark plug
4-7
4-13
Jet intake clogged
• Clean
5-5
Jet intake clogged
• Clean
5-5
Cooling system
clogged
• Clean
4-1
Clogged
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
Fouled or defective
• Replace
4-7
Incorrect heat range
• Replace
4-7
• Adjust
4-7
• Fit properly
4-7
Gap incorrect
• Spark plug caps Loose
• Fuel
2-8
Stale or
contaminated
• Have serviced at
Yamaha dealer
** Engine speed will be limited to 3,500 rpm by the overheat warning device.
5-2
TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
EMERGENCY
PROCEDURES
5
WARNING
The operator of the towing boat
must keep speed to a minimum and
avoid traffic or obstacles which
could be a hazard to the driver on
the Jet Boat.
TOWING THE JET BOAT
RUNNING ON ONE ENGINE
If one engine becomes inoperative, the
properly running engine can be used to
return to shore. Operate at a “no wake”
speed to prevent water from flooding
the non-operating engine through the
cooling water intake.
➀
Bow eye
CAUTION:
The Jet Boat should be towed only if it
becomes inoperative.
Do not operate the jet boat above a
“no wake” speed with just one
engine. Severe engine damage
could result because water can
flood the non-operating engines
through the cooling water intake.
The towing rope should be long enough
so that the Jet Boat will not collide with
the towing boat when slowing down. A
good rule of thumb is a tow rope which
is three times the combined length of
the towing boat and the Jet Boat.
Tow the Jet Boat using the bow eye
only. Tow the boat at a "no wake"
speed.
CAUTION:
Do not tow the jet
boat at speed fast enough to leave a
wake. Severe engine damage could
result because water can flood the
non-operating engines through the
cooling water intake.
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TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
To connect the jumper cables:
JUMP STARTING
1) Connect the positive (+) terminal of
the dead battery to the positive terminal (+)of the booster battery with
the positive jumper cable.
2
1
➀
➁
2) Connect one end of the negative (–)
jumper cable to the negative (–) terminal of the booster battery.
3) Connect the other end of the negative (–) cable to an unpainted bolt on
the cylinder head.
Negative (–) jumper cable
Positive (+) jumper cable
CAUTION:
If the boat batteries run down, the
engines can be started in an emergency using a 12-volt battery and
jumper cables.
Be sure all connections are secure
and correct before attempting to start
the engine. Any wrong connection
may damage the electrical system.
WARNING
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY
RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING:
4) Start the engine, then disconnect
the cables by reversing the above
steps.
● If blower will not operate, ventilate engine compartment by
opening engine compartment
hatch for several minutes before
attempting jump starting.
CAUTION:
Do not turn the starter motor for
more than 5 seconds. If the engine
does not start in 5 seconds, release
the starter switch and try again after
15 seconds. Continuous cranking for
more than 5 seconds will discharge
the battery and the engine will not
start. The starter motor may also be
damaged if it is engaged continuously for more than five seconds.
● Do not connect the negative (–)
jumper cable to the negative (–)
terminal of the dead battery.
Sparks could ignite battery or
fuel vapors, which could cause
an explosion.
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TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
5
JET PUMP CLEAN-OUT
PROCEDURE
WARNING
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY
RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING:
● Turn off and remove both ignition
keys, remove lanyard, and wait for
all movement to stop before
removing access port caps.
● Never override interlocks to run
engine with hatch open.
● The impeller has sharp edges. Be
careful when reaching into jet
pump area.
If weeds or debris get caught in the
intake or impeller, cavitation can occur,
and though the engine speed rises, forward thrust will decrease. If this condition is allowed to continue, pump damage can occur and the engines may
overheat and seize. If there is any sign
that the jet intake or impeller is clogged
with weeds or debris, follow this
cleanout procedure.
3) Press the release button and lift the
cap up out of the port. Set the cap
where it cannot be accidentally
knocked overboard.
4) Remove any weeds or debris from
the drive shaft, impeller, pump housing, and steering nozzle. If you cannot remove the debris, consult your
Yamaha Jet Boat Dealer.
1) Turn off and remove ignition keys,
remove lanyard, and wait for all
movement to stop.
5) To reinstall the access port cap, first
clean any debris from the opening in
the port. Align the tab on the cap
with the slot in the port, then slide
the cap down until it is seated.
2) Lift the hatch on the rear platform.
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TROUBLESHOOTING & SPECIAL PROCEDURES
6) Firmly press the T-handle down until
it locks. Pull up on the handle to
ensure that the cap is locked in
place.
CAUTION:
● Be sure the caps are locked
securely in place. Otherwise the
cap could be forced out of the
access ports by water pressure,
causing loss of performance and
possible damage.
● The hatch cover has interlocks to
shut off the engines should the
hatch be accidentally opened
during operation. The engines
will not restart unless the hatch
is closed and latched.
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Chapter 6
CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
BOATING TERMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
SAMPLE FLOAT PLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
6
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
JET BOAT LIMITED WARRANTY
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. hereby warrants that new Yamaha Jet Boats will be free from
defects in materials or workmanship for the period of time stated herein, subject to certain stated
limitations.
PERIOD OF WARRANTY: The hull and deck on any new Yamaha Jet Boat purchased for pleasure use from an authorized Yamaha Jet Boat dealer in the United States will be warranted against
major structural defects for a period of five (5) years in pleasure use, or for one (1) year in commercial applications. All other Yamaha Jet Boat components will be warranted against defects in
material or workmanship, subject to exclusions noted herein, for a period of one (1) year from date
of purchase in pleasure use, or ninety (90) days from the date of purchase in commercial applications.
Replacement parts used in warranty repairs will be warranted for the balance of the applicable
warranty period.
The warranty described here applies to Jet Boats purchased and registered for use in the United
States only. For warranty provisions outside the United States, contact that particular country's
local Yamaha distributor.
OBTAINING REPAIRS UNDER WARRANTY: During the period of warranty, any authorized
Yamaha Jet Boat dealer will, free of charge, repair or replace, at Yamaha’s option, any parts
adjudged defective by Yamaha due to faulty workmanship or material from the factory. All parts
replaced under warranty will become the property of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY: Under the terms of this warranty, the customer will be responsible for ensuring that the Jet Boat is properly operated, maintained, and stored as specified in
the applicable Owner’s Manual.
The owner of the Jet Boat shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha Jet Boat dealer of any and
all apparent defects within ten (10) days of discovery and make the boat available at that time for
inspection and repairs at the dealer’s place of business.
GENERAL EXCLUSIONS FROM WARRANTY: This warranty will not cover the repair of damage
if the damage is a result of abuse or neglect of the product. Examples of abuse and neglect
include, but are not limited to:
1. Racing or competition use, modification of original parts, abnormal strain.
2. Lack of proper maintenance and off season storage as described in the Owner’s Manual,
installation of parts or accessories that are not equivalent in design and quality to genuine
Yamaha parts.
3. Use of lubricants, oils, and fuel/oil mixtures that are not suitable for Jet Boat motor use.
4. Damage as a result of accidents, collisions, contact with foreign materials, or submersion.
5. Growth of marine organisms on motor or hull surfaces.
6. Normal deterioration.
7. Gel coat stress cracks.
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
SPECIFIC PARTS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY; Parts replaced due to normal wear or routine maintenance such as oil, spark plugs, fuel filters, impeller and liner, and anodes are not covered by warranty. Charges for transporting the Jet Boat to and from an authorized Yamaha Jet
Boat dealer are excluded from warranty coverage.
TRANSFER OF WARRANTY: Transfer of the warranty from the original purchaser to any subsequent purchaser is possible by having the boat inspected by an authorized Yamaha Jet Boat 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.
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 Jet Boat out of oil, operating the boat with a broken or damaged part which causes another part to fail, and so on. If you have any specific questions on operation or maintenance, please contact your Yamaha Jet Boat dealer for advice.
Q. Does the warranty cover incidental costs such as transportation due to a failure?
A. No. The warranty is limited to repair of the Jet Boat itself.
Q. May I perform any or all of the recommended maintenance shown in the Owner’s Manual
instead of having the dealer do them?
A. Yes, if you are a qualified mechanic and follow the procedures specified in the Owner’s and
Service Manual. We do recommend, however, that items requiring special tools or equipment
be done by a Yamaha Jet Boat dealer.
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6
Q. Will the warranty be void or cancelled if I do not operate or maintain my new Jet Boat exactly
as specified in the Owner’s Manual?
A. No. The warranty on a new Jet Boat cannot be “voided” or “cancelled.” However, if a particular
failure is caused by operation or maintenance other than as shown in the Owner’s Manual, that
failure may not be covered under warranty.
Q. What responsibility does my dealer have under this warranty?
A. Each Yamaha Jet Boat dealer is expected to:
1. Completely set up each new Jet Boat before sale.
2. Explain the operation, maintenance, and warranty requirements to your satisfaction at the
time of sale, and upon your request at any later date. In addition, each Yamaha Jet Boat
dealer is held responsible for his setup, service and warranty repair work.
Q. Is the warranty transferable to second owners?
A. Yes. The remainder of the existing warranty can be transferred upon request. The unit has to
be inspected and re-registered by an authorized Yamaha Jet Boat dealer for the policy to
remain effective.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
If your Jet Boat requires warranty service, you must take it to any authorized Yamaha Jet Boat
dealer within the United States. Be sure to bring your warranty registration card or other valid proof
of the original date of purchase. If a question or problem arises regarding warranty, first contact
the owner of the dealership. Since all warranty matters are handled at the dealer level, this person is in the best position to help you. If you are still not satisfied and require additional assistance,
please write:
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, 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 compiled
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 Jet Boat, please advise us of your new
address by sending a postcard listing your Yamaha model name, engine number, dealer number
[or dealer’s name] as it is shown on your warranty card, your name and new mailing address.
Mail to:
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
WARRANTY DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
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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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
Keep your Yamaha Jet Boat protected even
after the 1-year warranty coverage provisions
expire with genuine Yamaha Extended
Service (Y.E.S.).
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. is designed and administered by
Yamaha Motor Corporation to provide maximum owner satisfaction. You get uninterrupted
factory-backed coverage for extra peace of
mind.
● Y.E.S. coverage is honored at any authorized Yamaha dealer nationwide.
● Y.E.S. coverage is transferrable to a new
owner if you sell or trade-in. That can make
your Yamaha Jet Boat much more valuable!
● Y.E.S. is flexible. You choose the plan
that's right for you: 12 months, 24 months,
36 months, or 48 months beyond the 1year warranty coverage period. That
means you can get up to 5 years of coverage on the power train, controls, and other
components to match the comforting 5year standard protection on the hull.
This excellent Y.E.S. plan coverage is only
available to Yamaha owners like you, and only
while your Yamaha is still within the first year
of the Yamaha Limited Warranty period. So
visit your authorized Yamaha dealer to get all
the facts. He can show you how easy it is to
protect your investment with Yamaha
Extended Service. We urge you to act now.
You'll get the excellent benefits of TRIP coverage right away, and you'll rest easy knowing
you'll have strong factory-backed protection
even after your Yamaha Limited Warranty
expires. See your dealer today!
● Y.E.S. is designed and administered by the
same Yamaha people who handle your
warranty – and it shows in the comprehensive coverage benefits. There are no limitations on hours of use. Coverage isn't limited to "moving parts" or the "drive train"
like many other plans. And Y.E.S. covers
manufacturing defects just like the warranty. See the sample contract at your
Yamaha dealer to see how comforting
uninterrupted factory-backed protection
can be.
A special note:
If visiting your dealer isn't convenient, contact
Yamaha with your Primary ID number or Hull
Identification Number. We'll be happy to help
you get the Y.E.S. coverage you need.
● You don't have to pay anything for covered
repairs. There's no deductible to pay, and
repairs aren't "prorated." You don't have
any "out-of-pocket" expenses for covered
repairs.
Yamaha Service Marketing
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 761-7632
● 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:
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
6
BOATING TERMS
TERM
DEFINITION
Bow
The front part of the boat.
Deck
The "floor" or upper structure which covers the hull.
Give-Way
The vessel which must yield the right-of-way when two boats
meet.
Gunwale
The meeting junction of the deck and hull; the upper edge
around the boat. Pronounced "gun'l"
Hatch
An opening in the deck which provides access below.
Helm
The steering console.
Hull
The basic part of the boat; the under side.
Lanyard
The cord or tether that connects the operator to the engine stop
switch so the engines will stop if the operator accidentally
leaves the helm.
PFD
A Personal Flotation Device, also known as a "life jacket."
Planing
Traveling at a speed fast enough so the boat has leveled out
and is skimming on top of the water. There is a wake.
Port
The left side of the boat.
Stand-On
The vessel with the right-of-way when two boats meet.
Starboard
The right side of the boat.
Stern
The back part of the boat.
Sub-Planing
Traveling at a medium speed. The bow of the boat is out of the
water, but you are still traveling through the water. There is a
wake.
Transom
The vertical part of the stern.
Trolling
Traveling at idle speed, using little or no throttle. The boat is
down in the water and it is not leaving a wake.
Wake
The visible track of disturbed water that the boat leaves behind
as it moves in the water.
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SAMPLE FLOAT PLAN
Leave a float plan with a responsible person on shore before boating. The example below can be copied and used.
FLOAT PLAN
VESSEL INFORMATION
BOAT MAKE:
Yamaha
MOTOR TYPE: Jet
MODEL:
LS2000
LENGTH.:
19'6"
REGISTRATION NO:
DECK COLOR:
White
HULL COLOR: White
PASSENGER
OPERATOR
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
PASSENGER #1:
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
PASSENGER #2:
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
PASSENGER #3:
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
PASSENGER #4:
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
DEPARTURE INFORMATION
POINT OF DEPARTURE:
TOW VEHICLE
MAKE/MODEL
DATE/TIME:
LICENSE:
TRAILER LICENSE:
DESTINATION INFORMATION
DESTINATION:
LORAN OR GPS COORDINATES:
INTENDED ACTIVITY:
EXPECTED RETURN
DATE:
TIME:
LOCAL U.S. COAST GUARD PHONE #:
NOTES:
HULL COLOR: White
PASSENGER
OPERATOR
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
PASSENGER #1:
ADDRESS:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
6
A
Cooling water outlets . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Accident Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Adjustment and Maintenance . . . . . . . 4-5
Fire extinguisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Age Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Fuel leak . . . . . . . . . 3-8, 3-9, 4-3, 4-11
Anchor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Fuel/oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Anchoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Jet intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7, 5-5
Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Pre-operation checks . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Post-operation checks . . . . . . . . . 3-24
B
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5, 3-5, 4-14
Bad weather operation . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Throttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5, 4-14
Basic skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Checklists . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9, 3-4, 4-6, 5-1
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7, 4-3, 4-16
Choke cable adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Battery handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Choke knobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8, 4-15
Beaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Circuit breakers and fuses . . . 2-13, 4-15
Bearing housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Bilge pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12, 3-8
Bleeding the oil injection pump . . . . . 4-13
Cleaning jet pump, intake,
and impeller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12, 3-9
Cleats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Boarding from a dock or
landing jetty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Connecting battery terminals . . . . . . 4-17
Connecting jumper cables . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Boarding from the water . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Cooling system flushing . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Boating education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Cooling water pilot outlet . . . . . 2-11, 3-10
Boating safety information . . . . . . . . 1-20
Crossing (Rules of the Road) . . . . . . 1-17
Bow eye . . . . . . . . . . 2-2, 3-23, 3-27, 5-3
Cruising limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Brakes, not having . . . . . . . . . 1-12, 3-20
Customer’s responsibility (warranty) . . 6-1
Break-in procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Customer Service (warranty) . . . . . . . 6-3
Buoys and other markers . . . . . . . . . 1-19
C
Capacity limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Carburetor adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
Caution labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Change of address (warranty) . . . . . . 6-3
Checks:
Battery condition . . . . . . 3-7, 4-3, 4-16
Bilge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
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D
Fuel tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Deck drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Fuel tank capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Docking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Fuel tank filler cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Drain plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Fuse replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Draining the bilge . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8, 4-3
Fuses and circuit breakers . . . 2-13, 4-15
E
G
Electrical box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Garden hose adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
“Emergency” procedures . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Gasoline (petrol) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 3-9
Gasoline (petrol) and engine
oil filling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Engine hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Getting to know your Jet Boat . . . . . 3-17
Engine oil level light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Grease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Engine serial numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Grease nipples . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9, 4-10
Engine stop switch
lanyard . . . . . . . . 1-11, 2-5, 3-10, 3-14
Grease points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Enjoy your Jet Boat responsibly . . . . 1-21
H
Exclusions from warranty . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Hood latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
F
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9, 3-10
Hull Identification Number . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Filling the gasoline (petrol) tank . . . . . 3-3
Filling the oil tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
I
Fire extinguisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Identification number records . . . . . . . 1-1
Float plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14, 6-6
Ignition switches . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6, 3-13
Flush hose connector . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 4-1
Important labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Flushing the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Intake grilles . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13, 3-7, 5-4
Flushing the hull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
J
Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Jet boat characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Footstep (boarding) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Jet intakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13, 3-7, 5-4
Fuel and engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Jet nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13, 4-13
Fuel cocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Jet propulsion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12, 3-19
Fuel conditioner and stabilizer . . . . . . 4-1
Jet pump clean-out procedures . . . . . 5-5
Fuel filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Jet pump cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Fuel level gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Jumps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Fuel requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Fuel system inspection . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
6
L
Operational requirements . . . . 1-10, 2-11
Lanyard . . . . . . . . . . 1-11, 2-5, 3-10, 3-14
Overheat warning system . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Lanyard, engine stop
switch . . . . . . . . . 1-11, 2-5, 3-10, 3-14
Overtaking another vessel
(Rules of the Road) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Launching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28
P, Q
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4, 2-2, 3-9
Period of warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Limit on running engine out of water . 4-1
Periodic inspection chart . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Limit on starter motor
running period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Personal Flotation Devices 1-9, 1-10, 1-15
Limitations on who may
operate Jet Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Pre-operation checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Post-operation checks . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Load limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Pre-operation checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Location of labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Primary Identification number . . . . . . . 1-1
Location of main components . . . . . . 2-2
Protective apparel . . . . . . . . . . 1-10, 1-15
Lock plate
(engine stop switch) . . 2-5, 3-10, 3-14
R
Reading owner’s manual . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2, 4-2
Recharging battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
M, N
Replenishing the battery fluid . . . . . . 4-16
Main switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Reverse gate . . . . . . . . 2-7, 2-8, 3-5, 4-15
Meeting other vessels
(Rules of the Road) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Reverse operation . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12, 2-8
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12, 4-4, 6-1
Rough water operation . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Night operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Rules of the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
O
Rules when encountering
other vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Rope holes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Obtaining repairs under warranty . . . . 6-1
Oil filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
S
Oil filter replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Safety information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Oil injection system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Seat grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11, 2-2
Oil injection system inspection . . . . . 4-12
Seating positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Oil level warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Self-bailing deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Oil tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 3-2, 3-3
Shallow water operation . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Oil tank capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7, 3-5
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Shift lever (F-N-R) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7, 3-5
Operation of controls and
other functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Silencer cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
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CONSUMER INFORMATION & INDEX
Spark plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1, 4-7
U, V
Specific parts excluded
from warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
United States Coast Guard . . . . . . . 1-20
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Ventilating engine
compartment . . . . . . . . . 2-12, 3-9, 5-4
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Starter motor idle gear . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
W, X
Starting the engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Warning labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5, 3-5, 3-19
Warning light, low oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Steering and sailing rules and
sound signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Steering cable ball joints and
inner wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Warranty questions and answers . . . . 6-3
Steering inspection . . . . . . . . . . 3-5, 4-14
Steering pivot points, greasing . . . . . . 4-8
Warranty period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Waterskiing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Wetsuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10, 1-15
Stern light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14, 2-2, 2-13
Y, Z
Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 -12, 3-20
Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.) . . 6-4
Stopping the engines . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Storage compartments . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Swimmers and traffic . . . 1-11, 1-15, 3-17
Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6, 2-12
T
Tachometers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Throttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6, 3-5
Throttle cable inspection . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Throttle levers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Thrust used for turning . . . . . . 1-12, 3-19
Tool kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Tow rope length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Towing the Jet Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Trolling speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13, 6-5
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Turning . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12, 2-5, 3-5, 3-19
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