2016 operator`s guide
2016
OPERATOR’S
GUIDE
Includes Safety,
Watercraft and
Maintenance
Information
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WARNING
Read this guide thoroughly.
It contains important safety information.
Minimum recommended operator’s age: 16 years old.
!
WARNING
Disregarding any of the safety precautions and instructions contained in
this STIK BOATS Operator’s Guide and on-product safety labels could
cause injury, including the possibility of death!
FOREWORD
Congratulations on your purchase of a new STIK BOATS watercraft. It is backed by the STIK BOATS
Limited Warranty. We are committed to your satisfaction. If you need more complete servicing
information, please ask your dealer.
Know Before You Go
To learn how to reduce the risk of you or other persons being injured or killed, read the following
sections before you operate the watercraft:
– SAFETY INFORMATION
– WATERCRAFT INFORMATION
Read and understand all safety labels on your watercraft. Failure to follow the warnings contained
in this Operator’s Guide can result in serious injury or death.
STIK BOATS highly recommends that you take a safe-boating course. Please check with your dealer or
local authorities for availability in your area.
!
WARNING
Get familiar with this watercraft; it may exceed the performance of other
motorized watercrafts and PWCs you have ridden.
Safety Messages
This Operator’s Guide utilizes the following symbols and words to emphasize particular information:
! WARNING: Indicates a potential danger! Failure to follow WARNING instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
CAUTION: Indicates special precaution. If not followed, it could severely damage the watercraft.
NOTE: Provides key information for proper maintenance and use of the watercraft.
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!
WARNING
For your safety, understand and follow all the safety precautions and
instructions contained in this OPERATOR’S GUIDE. Failure to do so can
result in SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
About this Operator’s Guide
This Operator’s Guide has been prepared to acquaint the owner/operator or passenger with this
watercraft and its various controls, maintenance and safe riding instructions.
Keep this Operator’s Guide in a safe place or in the watercraft in a waterproof bag so you can refer to it
for operation, instructing others, maintenance and troubleshooting.
STIK BOATS thrives to continuously improve this product. Due to modifications or improvements,
some differences between the manufactured product and the descriptions and/or specifications in this
guide may occur. STIK BOATS may discontinue or change specifications, designs, features, models or
equipment without notice.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Know Before You Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
About this Operator’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Avoid Gasoline Fires and Other Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Avoid Burns from Hot Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Accessories and Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
SPECIAL SAFETY MESSAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Reminders Regarding Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before Getting Underway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Operator and Passenger Awareness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Drugs and Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Hypothermia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Safe Boating Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
SAFETY EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Required Safety Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Recommended Protective Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Additional Recommended Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
PRACTICE EXERCISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Where to Practice Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Practice Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Important Factors to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
NAVIGATION RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Operating Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Collision Avoidance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
FUELING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Recommended Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
ON-PRODUCT LABELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Watercraft Safety Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Compliance Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
PRE-RIDE INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
What to Do Before Launching the Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
What to Do After Launching the Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
WATERCRAFT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
BREAK-IN PERIOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Operation During Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Propulsion Principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Turn Left and Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Boarding the Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Starting Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Stopping/Docking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Shutting Off the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
SPECIAL PROCEDURES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Water in Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Water in Engine Breathing Oil Retainer Bottle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Fuel-Flooded Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Jet Pump Water Intake and Impeller Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Capsized Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Submerged Watercraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Water-Flooded Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
MAINTENANCE INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
General Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Lubrication and Anti-corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Electrical System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
WATERCRAFT CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Post-Operation Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Propulsion System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Engine and Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Body and Hull. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Repairs
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
TECHNICAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
WATERCRAFT IDENTIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Hull Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Engine Identification Number (EIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
ENGINE EMISSIONS INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Manufacturer’s Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Dealer’s Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Owner’s Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
EPA Emission Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Emission Control Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
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SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
STIK BOATS LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
U.S. EPA EMISSION-RELATED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
CUSTOMER INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
STIK BOATS WARRANTY REGISTRATION FORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
WARRANTY TRANSFER FORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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SAFETY
INFORMATION
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
All gasoline engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a deadly gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can
cause headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, confusion and, eventually, death. Carbon monoxide is a
colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that may be present even if you do not see or smell any engine exhaust.
Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly, and you can quickly be overcome and unable
to save yourself. Also, deadly levels of carbon monoxide can linger for hours or days in enclosed or
poorly ventilated areas. If you experience any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, leave the area
immediately, get fresh air and seek medical treatment. To prevent serious injury or death from carbon
monoxide:
• Never run the watercraft in poorly ventilated, enclosed or partially enclosed areas such as in
watercraft houses, near seawalls or in close proximity to other boats. Even if you try to ventilate engine exhaust, carbon monoxide can rapidly reach dangerous levels.
•Never run the watercraft where engine exhaust can be drawn into a building through openings
such as windows and doors.
•Never stand behind the watercraft while the engine is running. A person standing behind a running engine may inhale high concentrations of exhaust fumes. Inhalation of concentrated
exhaust fumes that contain carbon monoxide can result in CO poisoning, serious health
problems and death.
Avoid Gasoline Fires and Other Hazards
Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive. Fuel vapors can spread and be ignited by a spark
or flame many feet away from the engine.
To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, follow these instructions:
•Use only an approved red gasoline container to store fuel.
•Strictly adhere to the instructions in FUELING section.
•Never start watercraft if gasoline or gasoline vapor odors are present in the engine compartment.
•Never start or operate the engine if the fuel cap is not properly secured.
•Do not carry gasoline containers in the storage bin or anywhere else on the watercraft.
•Never siphon gasoline with your mouth.
•If you swallow gasoline, get any in your eyes, or inhale gasoline vapors,
see a doctor immediately. Gasoline is poisonous and can cause injury or death.
If gasoline is spilled on you, wash thoroughly with soap and water and change your clothes.
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Avoid Burns from Hot Parts
Certain components may become hot during or after operation. Avoid contact during and shortly after
operation to avoid burns.
Accessories and Modifications
Do not make unauthorized modifications or use accessories that are not approved by STIK BOATS.
Since these changes have not been tested by STIK BOATS, they may increase the risk of accidents,
injuries and/or death and violate local, state or federal law. See your authorized STIK BOATS dealer for
available accessories for your watercraft.
SPECIAL SAFETY MESSAGES
Reminders Regarding Safe Operation
The performance of this watercraft may be different than other watercraft you may have operated.
Make sure you read and understand the content of this Operator’s Guide to become completely familiar
with the controls and operation of the watercraft before embarking on your first trip or taking on a
passenger. If you have not had the opportunity to do so, practice driving solo in a suitable traffic-free
area to become accustomed to the feel and response of this watercraft. Be fully familiar with all controls
before accelerating above idle speed.
Always keep in mind that as the throttle trigger is returned to the idle position, less directional control is
available. To turn the watercraft, both steering and throttle are necessary. Do not release throttle when
trying to steer away from objects. You need throttle to steer. If the engine is shut off, directional control
is lost.
THIS WATERCRAFT DOES NOT HAVE A REVERSE GEAR OR BRAKING DEVICE.
ALWAYS APPROACH LAND, DOCKS, SWIMMERS OR HAZARDS SLOWLY AND WITH CAUTION
TO AVOID DAMAGE TO THE WATERCRAFT OR INJURY TO THE OPERATOR, PASSENGERS OR
OTHER PERSONS.
Do not store any objects in areas that are not designed specifically for storage. Riding with a passenger
makes the watercraft handle differently and requires greater skill.
Combustion engines need air to operate; consequently, this watercraft cannot be totally watertight.
Any maneuvers that cause the air inlet openings to be under water, such as turning constantly in tight
circles, plunging the bow through waves, or capsizing the watercraft, may cause severe engine damage
due to water ingestion. Refer to OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS subsection and the
LIMITED 18 WARRANTY section contained in this Operator’s Guide.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO), which can cause serious health problems or death
if inhaled in sufficient quantities. Do not operate the watercraft in a confined area or allow CO to
accumulate around the watercraft or in enclosed or sheltered areas.
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Know the waters in which the watercraft is to be operated. Current, tides, rapids, hidden obstacles,
wakes and waves, etc., can affect safe operation and handling of this watercraft. It is not advisable to
operate the watercraft in rough waters or inclement weather. In shallow water, proceed with caution
and at very low speeds. Grounding or abrupt stops may result in injury and/or watercraft damage.
Debris may also be picked up and thrown rearward by the jet pump onto persons or property.
Keep the tether cord attached to the operator’s PFD or wrist (wrist strap required) at all times and
keep it free from snagging on the joystick to help ensure that the engine stops should the operator
fall off. After riding, remove the tether cord from the engine cut-off switch to avoid unauthorized use
by children or others. If the operator falls off the watercraft and the tether cord is not attached as
recommended, the watercraft engine will not stop.
Ride within your limits and level of riding ability. Always ride responsibly and safely. Use common sense
and courtesy. Respect the environment and the rights of other users of the waterways. Avoid riding in
very rough waters or practicing extreme maneuvers like jumping wakes or waves.
Before Getting Underway
For safety reasons and proper care, always perform the pre-ride inspection as specified in your
Operator’s Guide before operating your watercraft.
Do not exceed the weight or passenger capacities for your watercraft. Overloading can affect
maneuverability, stability and performance. Also, heavy seas reduce capacity.
Regularly inspect the watercraft, hull, engine, safety equipment, and all other boating gear and keep
them in safe operating condition prior to and after each use.
Be sure you have the minimum required safety equipment, PFDs and any additional gear needed before
every use.
Ensure that all lifesaving equipment, including fire extinguisher (not supplied with watercraft), are in
safe operating condition and easily accessible.
Keep an eye on the weather. Check local weather broadcasts before departure. Be alert to changing
conditions. Keep accurate and up-to-date charts of the boating area on board. Before getting underway,
check water conditions in the planned boating area.
Ensure there is enough fuel on board for each planned trip. Always verify fuel level before use and
during the ride. Apply the principle of using 1/3 of the fuel to reach your destination, 1/3 to return, and
keeping 1/3 in reserve. Allow for changes due to adverse weather or other delays.
Operator and Passenger Awareness
Read and understand all safety labels on the watercraft, the Operator’s Guide, and all other safety
documents before operating the watercraft.
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Respect and follow all applicable laws. Check local and federal boating laws applicable to the waterways
where you intend to use your watercraft. Learn the local navigation rules. Know and understand the
applicable navigation system (such as buoys and signs). Remember that sun, wind, fatigue or Illness may
impair your judgment and reaction time.
Operation of this watercraft by a person under 16 years of age, or a person with a disability that impairs
vision, reaction time, judgment, or operation of this watercraft is NOT recommended.
Always properly use the tether cord when operating the watercraft. Ensure that any operator and
passenger knows how to swim and how to re-board the watercraft from the water.
Boarding in deep water can be strenuous. Practice in chest-deep water before operating or using your
watercraft in deep water. Ensure that any operator and passenger wear a PFD at all times.
Never accelerate or run the watercraft while someone is near the rear of the watercraft. Keep away
from all moving parts at the rear of the watercraft, particularly the propulsion nozzle. Do not start the
engine or operate the watercraft if anyone is in close proximity to the watercraft, especially near the
rear of the watercraft.
Keep away from the intake grate while the engine is running. Items such as long hair, loose clothing, or
PFD straps can become entangled or trapped in the impeller or water pump.
Before re-boarding, make sure engine is off and the tether cord is removed from the engine
cut-off switch.
To prevent accidental starting, always remove the tether cord from the engine cut-off switch when
persons are boarding, nearby, or during removal of any weeds or debris from the intake grate.
Minors should always be supervised by an adult whenever operating this watercraft. Laws regarding the
minimum age and licensing requirements of minors may vary from one jurisdiction to another. Be sure
to contact the local boating authorities for information regarding the legal operation of this watercraft
in the intended jurisdiction of use.
Drugs and Alcohol
Never use drugs or alcohol while operating this watercraft. Like driving a car, driving a watercraft
requires the operator to be sober, attentive and alert. Operating a watercraft while intoxicated or
under the influence of drugs is not only dangerous, but also illegal. These laws are vigorously enforced.
The use of drugs and alcohol, singly or in combination, decreases reaction time, impedes judgment,
impairs vision, and inhibits your ability to safely operate this watercraft.
!
WARNING
Alcohol consumption and boating do not mix! Operating this watercraft
while under the influence of drugs or alcohol endangers the lives of your
passengers, other boaters and yourself. Federal laws prohibit operating a
watercraft while using drugs or alcohol.
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Hypothermia
Hypothermia, the loss of body heat resulting in a subnormal body temperature, is a significant cause
of death in boating accidents. After an individual has succumbed to hypothermia, he or she will lose
consciousness and then drown. PFDs can increase survival time because of the insulation they provide.
Naturally, the warmer the water, the less insulation one will require. When operating in cold water
[below 4°C (40°F)] consideration should be given to using a coat or jacket-style PFD, since they cover
more body area than the vest-style PFDs.
Some points to remember about hypothermia protection:
•While afloat in the water, do not attempt to swim unless it is to reach a nearby watercraft,
fellow survivor, or a floating object onto which you can grab or climb. Unnecessary swimming increases the rate of body heat loss. In cold water, drown-proof methods that require putting
your head in the water are not recommended. Keep your head out of the water. This will
greatly lessen heat loss and increase your survival time.
• Maintain a positive attitude about your survival and rescue. This will improve your chances of extending your survival time until you can be rescued. Your will to live does make a difference!
• If there is more than one person in the water, huddling together is recommended. This action tends to reduce the rate of heat loss and thus increase survival time.
• Always wear your PFD. It won’t help you fight off the effects of hypothermia if you don’t have it on when you go into the water.
Safe Boating Courses
Many areas or states recommend or require a boating safety course. Check with your local authorities.
Check local and federal boating laws applicable to the waterways where you intend to use your
watercraft. Learn the local navigation rules. Know and understand the applicable navigation system in
your area (such as buoys and signs).
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SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Required Safety Equipment
The operator and the passenger must wear an approved Personal Flotation Device (PDF) that is
suitable for PWC use.
As the owner of the watercraft, you are responsible for ensuring that all required safety equipment
is aboard.
Check state and local regulations about required safety equipment. Safety equipment required by
regulations is mandatory.
Minimum requirements include the following:
• Personal flotation devices (PFDs)
• A buoyant heaving line of 15m (50 ft.) minimum
• A watertight flashlight or approved flares signaling device
• Sound-producing devices (air horn or whistle)
• Fire extinguisher
Recommended Protective Gear
The operator and passenger should wear protective gear, including:
• A wet-suit bottom, or thick, tightly woven and snug-fitting clothing that provides equivalent protection. Severe internal injuries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of falling in the water or being near jet thrust nozzle.
• Footwear. Some type of lightweight, flexible foot protection is recommended. This will help reduce possible injury, should you step on sharp underwater objects.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
Each person on a recreational watercraft must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times.
Ensure that these PFDs meet all regulations.
A PFD provides buoyancy to help keep the head and face above the water and to help maintain a
satisfactory body position while in the water. Body weight and age should be considered when selecting
a PFD. The buoyancy provided by the PFD should support your weight in water. The size of the PFD
should be appropriate for the wearer.
Body weight and chest size are common methods used to size PFDs. It is your responsibility to ensure
that you have the proper number and types of PFDs on board to comply with federal and local
regulations, and that you and your passenger wear them at all times.
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Additional Recommended Equipment
It is recommended that you acquire additional equipment for safe, enjoyable cruising.
This list, which is not all-inclusive, includes items you should consider acquiring.
• Local map
• First-aid kit
• Tow rope
•Flares
• Mooring cords
• Portable, waterproof VHF radio
• Kayak paddle
A cellular telephone in a waterproof bag or container has also been found to be beneficial
to boaters when in distress.
PRACTICE EXERCISES
It is always a good idea to practice and get familiar with all controls, functions and handling
characteristics of your watercraft before venturing on the water.
Always secure the tether cord to the engine cut-off switch and the clip to your PFD or your wrist.
Where to Practice Exercises
Find a suitable area to practice the exercises. Ensure the area meets the following requirements:
• No traffic
• No obstacles
• No swimmers
• No current
• Ample space to maneuver
• Adequate water depth
Practice Exercises
Practice alone the following exercises.
Turning
Practice turning in circles in both directions at slow speed. When comfortable with the exercise,
increase difficulty by making some figure 8. When this is mastered, repeat the above exercises but at
increased speed.
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Stopping Distances
Practice stopping the watercraft in a straight line at different speeds. Remember, water drag is the main
factor that reduces the watercraft speed and thus the stopping distance.
NOTE: Your speed, load, the water’s current and the wind also play important roles in affecting
stopping distances.
Avoiding an Obstacle
Practice obstacle avoidance by choosing a virtual point on the water and steering the watercraft to
avoid it while maintaining throttle. Repeat exercise, but this time release throttle while turning.
NOTE: With this exercise, you will learn that you need throttle to steer the watercraft in a
different direction.
Docking
NOTE: You can use the start and stop button to reduce the docking speed.
Practice docking using the throttle and steering to become familiar with the response of the watercraft
and to develop good control skills. It is recommended that you use a paddle to dock the watercraft to
prevent damage to the watercraft and avoid injuries.
Important Factors to Remember
In addition, always remember that the following conditions have a direct impact on how your watercraft
will behave and respond to different conditions:
•Loads
•Currents
•Wind
• Water conditions
Make sure to be alert to these conditions and adapt accordingly. For delicate maneuvers, the best advice
is always to try to reduce your speed.
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NAVIGATION RULES
Operating Rules
Operating a watercraft can be compared with driving on unmarked highways and roads. To prevent
collisions or avoid other boaters, a system of operating rules must be followed. It’s not only common
sense, it’s the law!
Generally, keep to your right and safely avoid collisions by keeping a safe distance from other watercraft,
boats, people and objects.
The following illustration identifies different parts of a boat that are used as directional reference
points, the bow being the front of the boat. Your watercraft is not designed to be operated at night or in
poor-visibility conditions.
Crossing
zone
Yield zone.
You must
give way
Meeting Head-On or Nearly So:
Crafts generally pass portside.
However, crafts may pass starboard to
starboard if proper signals are given.
Overtaking
zone
Right-of-way rule
Stand-on craft
Stand-on craft
Give-way craft
Give-way craft
Crossing Situations:
Give right of way to craft ahead and to your
right. Never cross in front of a boat.
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Overtaking Situations:
Give right of way to other craft
and keep clear.
Navigation System
Navigational aids, such as signs or buoys, can assist you in identifying safe waters. Buoys will indicate
whether you should keep to the right (starboard) or to the left (port) of the buoy, or to which channel
you can continue. They may also indicate whether you are entering a restricted or controlled area such
as a no-wake or low-speed zone. They may also indicate hazards or pertinent boating information.
Markers may be located on shore or on the water. They can also indicate speed limits, power craft or
boating restrictions, anchorage, and other useful information. (The shape of each type of marker will
provide assistance).
Make sure you know and understand the navigation system applicable to the waterways where you
intend to use the watercraft.
Collision Avoidance
Do not release the throttle when trying to steer away from an obstacle. Engine power and jet pump
thrust is required to steer the watercraft.
Always keep a constant lookout for other persons, obstacles, other boats or objects in the water,
especially when turning. Be alert for conditions that may limit your visibility or block your vision
of others.
Respect the rights of other recreationists and/or bystanders and always keep a safe distance from all
other watercraft, boats, people and objects.
Do not wake or wave jump, ride the surf line, or attempt to spray or splash others with your watercraft.
You may misjudge the ability of the watercraft or your own riding skills and strike a boat, watercraft
or person.
This watercraft has the capability of turning sharper than other boats. Do not initiate sharp, high-speed
turns. Such maneuvers are dangerous and make it hard for others to avoid you or understand where you
are going. Also, you and/or your passenger(s) could be thrown from the watercraft.
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FUELING
Always verify fuel level before, during and after each use.
Always stop the engine before fueling, and never allow anyone to remain on the watercraft
while fueling. Always remember that fuel is flammable and explosive under certain conditions.
Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in the vicinity of gasoline.
!
WARNING
Fuel is flammable and explosive under certain conditions.
Always work in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke or allow open flames
or sparks in the vicinity.
!
WARNING
Follow these safe boating fueling instructions carefully:
• Turn off engine.
• Do not insert the spout too far in filler neck.
• Pour fuel slowly so that air can escape from the tank and prevent fuel
flow back. Be careful not to spill fuel.
• Fully tighten fuel tank cap.
!
WARNING
• Always stop the engine before refueling.
• Fuel is flammable and explosive under certain conditions.
• Always work in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke or allow open flames
or sparks in the vicinity.
• Fuel tank may be pressurized; turn cap slowly when opening.
• When fueling, keep watercraft level.
• Do not overfill or top off the fuel tank and leave watercraft in the sun.
As temperature increases, fuel expands and might overflow.
• Always wipe off any fuel spillage from the watercraft.
Periodically verify fuel system.
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After refueling, always ensure there is no gasoline vapor odor inside the engine compartment.
Fuel Requirements
NOTICE: Always use fresh gasoline. Gasoline will oxidize; the result is loss of octane, volatile
compounds, and the production of gum and varnish deposits, which can damage the fuel system.
Even if gasoline containing greater than 10 volume percent ethanol is readily available, the U.S., EPA
has issued a prohibition against the use of gasoline containing greater than 10% ethanol that applies to
this product. The use of gasoline containing greater than 10% ethanol with this engine may harm the
emission control system and will void the warranty.
Use of fuel containing ethanol above the percentage specified by government regulations is not
recommended and can result in the following problems in the fuel system components:
• Starting and operating difficulties.
• Deterioration of rubber or plastic parts.
• Corrosion of metal parts.
• Damage to internal engine parts.
Inspect frequently for the presence of fuel leaks or other fuel system abnormalities if you suspect the
presence of ethanol in your gasoline exceeds the current government regulations.
Alcohol-blended fuels attract and hold moisture, which may lead to fuel phase separation and can result
in engine performance problems or engine damage.
Recommended Fuel
• PREMIUM UNLEADED GASOLINE 91 PUMP
OCTANE OR HIGHER RECOMMENDED
• MINIMUM UNLEADED GASOLINE 86 PUMP
OCTANE OR HIGHER RECOMMENDED
NOTE: Do not mix oil with fuel.
NOTICE: Never experiment with other fuels. Engine or fuel system damage may occur with the use of
an inadequate fuel.
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ON-PRODUCT LABELS
Watercraft Safety Labels
The following labels are on your watercraft. If missing or damaged, the labels can be replaced free
of charge. See an authorized STIK BOATS dealer. Please read the following labels carefully before
operating this watercraft.
NOTE: In the event of any discrepancy between this guide and the watercraft, the safety labels on the
watercraft have precedence over the labels in this guide.
!
WARNING
To reduce the risk of SEVERE INJURY or DEATH:
WEAR A PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD). All riders must wear Coast Guard approved PFD.
WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: Severe internal injuries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of
falling into water or being near jet thrust nozzle. All riders must wear a wetsuit bottom or clothing that provides
equivalent protection.
KNOW BOATING LAWS: The boat is recommended only for operators 16 and older with valid motor vehicle license.
Adults must supervise use by minors. You must know and follow all federal, state and local boating laws.
ATTACH ENGINE SHUT-OFF CORD (LANYARD) to wrist and keep it free from obstacles so that engine stops if
operator falls off. After riding, remove cord from the boat to avoid unauthorized use by children or others.
TAKE EARLY ACTION to avoid collisions. Remember boats do not have brakes. Operate defensively at safe speeds and
keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other boats. See Owners Manual for steering and operation of the
boat.
RIDE WITHIN YOUR LIMITS AND AVOID AGGRESSIVE MANEUVERS to reduce the risk of loss of control, ejection,
and collision. This is a high performance boat – not a toy. Sharp turns or jumping wakes or waves can increase the risk of
back/spinal injury (paralysis), facial injuries, and broken legs, ankles, and other bones. Do not jump wakes or waves.
DO NOT APPLY THROTTLE WHEN ANYONE IS AT REAR OF BOAT. Turn engine off or keep engine at idle. Water and/or
debris exiting jet thrust nozzle can cause severe injury.
KEEP AWAY FROM INTAKE GRATE while engine is on. Items such as long hair, loose clothing, or PFD straps can become
entangled in moving parts resulting severe in severe injury or drowning.
STOP ENGINE BEFORE REMOVING DEBRIS FROM JET INTAKE on bottom of hull.
DO NOT TRAVEL FAR AWAY without another watercraft or boat with you.
NEVER RIDE AFTER CONSUMING DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.
ALWAYS CARRY A PADDLE IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY
!
WARNING
• Severe internal injuries can occur if water is
forced into body cavities as a result of being
near jet thrust nozzle.
• Wear a wetsuit bottom or clothing that provides
equivalent protection.
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• PREMIUM UNLEADED GASOLINE 91 PUMP
OCTANE OR HIGHER RECOMMENDED
• MINIMUM UNLEADED GASOLINE 86 PUMP
OCTANE OR HIGHER RECOMMENDED
!
WARNING
GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE:
• Stop engine before refueling. Refuel in well ventilated area.
• Never refuel while smoking, or around sparks or flames.
• Avoid spilling gasoline. Wipe up spilled gasoline immediately.
• Remove cover to ventilate fuel vapors from engine
compartment before starting engine.
• Do not start engine if there is a fuel leak or a loose
electrical connection.
CAUTION
SAFETY WARNING
Powerboarding can be dangerous and physically demanding. The user of
this product should understand that participating in powerboarding may involve
serious injury or death. Observe the following safety standards when using the
product:
• Get paddlesports instruction from a licensed or certified instructor
• Obtain certified first aid and rescue training and carry first aid and rescue
equipment.
• Always wear a nationally approved personal floatation device.
• Always wear a helmet where appropriate.
• Dress appropriately for weather conditions, cold water and or weather can result
in hypothemia.
• Check your equipment prior to each use for signs of wear or failure.
• Never paddle alone.
• Do not paddle in flood conditions.
• Be aware of appropriate river water levels, tidal changes, dangerous currents and
weather changes.
• Scout unfamiliar waters; portage where appropriate.
• Do not exceed your paddling ability; be aware of your limitations.
• Consult your physician prior to beginning paddlesport training.
• DO NOT use alcohol or mind-altering drugs prior to or while using this product.
• Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the use of this product.
• If additional outing is added to this craft, use manufacturer approved materials
only. Do not impair entry or exit access.
READ OWNER’S INFORMATION PACKAGE PRIOR TO USING
THIS PRODUCT.
The use of this product acknowledges both an understanding and an assumption
of the risk involved in powerboarding.
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AFTER OPERATION
After removing from water:
• Flush drive system and hull with fresh water.
• Connect a garden hose to flush heat exchanger and exhaust
system for 15 seconds.
• Start the engine for 10 seconds to drain any left-over water in the
exhaust system. Do not run the engine over 4000 rpm on land.
Compliance Labels
THIS BOAT IS NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH
THE FOLLOWING U.S. COAST GUARD SAFETY
STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF
CERTIFICATION:
•
•
•
•
•
Display of Capacity Information
Safe Loading
Flotation
Fuel System
Powered Ventilation
AS AUTHORIZED BY U.S. COAST GUARD GRANT
OF EXEMPTION (CGB 11-004-1)
STIK BOATS, LLC
STIK BOATS, LLC
Model: STIK BOAT
Category: D
MAX.
MAX.
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+
=2
= 160 kg
EMISSION CONTROL
INFORMATION
THIS MARINE SI ENGINE COMPLIES WITH U.S.
EPA EXHAUST REGULATIONS FOR 2016.
ENGINE FAMILY: FAQNM.2952GA
SPARK PLUG: NGK DR8EA
SPARK PLUG GAP: 0.6 - 0.7 mm
DISPLACEMENT: 0.295L
IDLE SPEED: 1600 + 200 rpm
FUEL: Unleaded Gasoline
POWER: 11.0kW
EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROL: EM, ECM
SEE OPERATOR’S GUIDE FOR MAINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS.
Model: IP75
Serial No:
Model Year: 2016
4 STROKES
Max Power: 11kW
Max RPM: 6000
STIK BOATS, LLC., 809 Grandview Dr.,
Hampstead, NC, USA.
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PRE-RIDE INSPECTION
!
WARNING
Perform a pre-ride inspection before each ride to detect potential problems
during operation. The pre-ride inspection can help you monitor wear and
deterioration before they become a problem. Correct any problems that
you discover to reduce the risk of a breakdown or crash.
Before performing the pre-ride inspection, read and understand the CONTROLS section.
What to Do Before Launching the Watercraft
!
WARNING
The engine should be off and the tether cord cap should always be
removed from the engine cut-off switch prior to verifying any of the following
checklist items. Start watercraft only after all items have been checked and
operated properly.
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Check the items listed in the following table before launching the watercraft.
ITEM
Start and Stop buttons
Safety lanyard
Throttle
Steering system
Exhaust pipe cooling
Bilge plugs
Battery
Fuel tank
TO DO
CHECK
Check operation.
Check operation.
Check operation.
Check operation.
Check by-pass outlet. Water mist/drops should come out
exhaust by-pass outlet.
Ensure plugs are secured.
Inspect cables and retaining fasteners. Ensure good condition
and fully charged.
Check/refill.
Check/refill.
Check if any water exists.
Engine compartment
Check if any signs of water leak.
Check fuel line connections for tightness.
Verify for any fuel leak/odor as well as oil and coolant leaks.
Engine oil level
Engine coolant
Heat Exchanger
condition
Carburetor
Fuel water separator
bottle
Engine breathing oil
retainer
Jet pump water intake
Jet pump water intake
seal
Hull
Dry storage
compartment covers
Check/refill.
Check/refill.
Check.
Periodically drain water or contaminated fuel from the
carburetor bowl by loosening the carburetor drain.
Periodically drain water or contaminated fuel from the bottle.
Periodically drain the engine breathing oil retainer bottle to clean
oil/water residue.
Inspect/clean.
Inspect for any damage or leaks.
Inspect.
Ensure they are closed and properly sealed.
Engine Start/Stop Button and Safety Lanyard
Make sure that both switches operate properly. Start engine and stop it using each switch individually.
Lanyard should be securely attached to the kill-switch post; it shuts off electric system and engine when
pulled off its post.
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Guages
Prior to launch connect the Safety Lanyard and turn the Main Switch to on. Start the motor for 10-15
seconds by pressing the start (green) button on the Steering Handle. Check the Guages for proper
operation. Ensure the voltage meter shows charge. Ensure the fuel level is adequate. Stop the engine
by pressing the stop (red) button the Steering Handle, moving the Main Switch to off, or removing the
Safety Lanyard.
!
WARNING
• Should the stop/start button not work properly, refer to an authorized
STIK BOATS dealer immediately. Failure to do so may result in SEVERE
INJURY OR DEATH.
• Should the safety lanyard become loose or not working properly, replace
it immediately in order to avoid unsafe use.
Throttle
Check the throttle trigger for free and smooth operation. It should return to its initial position
immediately after it is released.
!
WARNING
Check throttle trigger operation before starting the engine.
Steering System
Check steering operation for free movement with the assistance of another person. When the steering
joystick is in the center position, the jet pump nozzle should be in the straight-ahead position. Ensure the
jet pump nozzle pivots easily.
!
WARNING
• Check steering handle and corresponding steering nozzle operation
before starting the engine.
• Never turn steering handle while operating when a person is near the
rear of the watercraft. Keep away from all moving parts at the rear of the
watercraft, particularly the propulsion nozzle.
Exhaust Pipe Cooling
CAUTION: To ensure it is properly working, check by-pass outlet with engine running and engine being
flushed. Water mist/drops should come out exhaust by-pass outlet. If the exhaust from the by-pass is
not wet, stop engine and consult your STIK BOATS dealer. The exhaust pipe is cooled by water from the
jet pump. If the water flow from jet pump to exhaust pipe is blocked, the exhaust pipe and connecting
components could be damaged.
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CAUTION: Never run the engine for more than 15 seconds without supplying water to the cooling
system when watercraft is out of water. If out of water, level the craft. Install a garden hose to the
flushing connector, which is also the cooling water exit port when watercraft operates on water.
CAUTION: Failure to flush cooling system when engine is out of water may severely damage
the exhaust system.
CAUTION: Never run engine longer than 1 minute when watercraft is out of water. Drive line seal has
no cooling when watercraft is out of water.
Bilge Plugs
Should water be present in the bilge, press manual bilge pump switch to start the electric bilge pump.
If some water remains in bilge, tilt the watercraft to the rear and unscrew drain plugs to completely
empty the bilge. Ensure all plugs are securely closed before operating your watercraft.
Battery
Pay attention to battery “+ and “-” signs. Ensure the battery is correctly connected, with terminals
tightened and secured.
!
WARNING
The battery must always be fully charged and in good condition. Loss of
battery power may leave you stranded. Never operate the watercraft if the
battery does not have sufficient power or if it shows any other signs of
decreased power.
Fuel Tank
With the watercraft level, fill the fuel tank. Refer to FUELING section for checking fueling.
Engine Compartment
Check if any water exists in the engine compartment. Check for any signs of water leak. Check fuel line
connections for tightness. Check for any fuel leak or odor as well as oil and coolant leaks and correct
them before use. Check and tighten loose parts or connections before use.
!
WARNING
Should any leak or gasoline odor be present, do not start the engine.
Refer to an authorized STIK BOATS dealer before use.
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Engine Oil Level
Ensure oil level is appropriate as specified in the WATERCRAFT MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE.
Check for oil leaks on engine and in engine compartment and correct them before use.
Engine Coolant
Ensure coolant tank is full as specified in THE WATERCRAFT MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE. Check for
coolant leaks on engine, in bilge and from ride plate, and correct them before use.
Check Carburetor
Water or contaminated fuel in carburetor bowl will cause engine to suddenly stop when you depress
throttle trigger, or you may not be able to start engine. Periodically drain water or contaminated fuel
from the carburetor bowl by loosening the carburetor drain screw. Use a cup to collect the drained
liquids. Ensure the drain screw is closed after cleaning.
Check Fuel/Water Separator Bottle
Periodically drain water or contaminated fuel from the separator bottle. Use a cup to collect the
drained liquids. To drain the contaminated fuel in the separator bottle, simply disconnect the hose from
the middle nozzle of the bottle, and let the contaminated fuel drain out from the bottom nozzle through
the hose to a cup. Reconnect the drain hose before operating watercraft.
Check Engine Breathing Oil Retainer Bottle
Check the retainer bottle periodically and clean any oil residue to keep engine breathing freely. To drain
the oil/water in the retainer bottle, simply disconnect the hose from the middle nozzle of the bottle, and
let the water/oil drain out from the bottom nozzle through the hose to a cup. Reconnect the drain hose
before operating watercraft.
Jet Pump Water Intake
Check the seal between the jet pump intake and the ride plate. A damaged seal will allow air into
the jet pump, resulting in loss of propulsion.
Remove weeds, shells, debris or other objects that could restrict the flow of water and damage the
cooling system and jet pump. Clean as necessary. If any obstruction cannot be removed, refer to an
authorized STIK BOATS dealer for servicing.
Inspect the leading edges of the impeller for damage. Performance will be greatly reduced if
the impeller is nicked, bent or damaged.
!
WARNING
Do not inspect the water intake or intake grate without removing the lanyard
from the post so that the watercraft is not running.
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Hull
Inspect hull for cracks, damage or any possible leaks. Check that all seals are in good condition.
Lift front end of watercraft to completely drain bilge through the bilge drain plug and replace plugs
after draining.
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WATERCRAFT
INFORMATION
CONTROLS
3
4
2
5
8
9
6
1
7
1. Main Switch: The main switch turns on/off power supply from battery to the watercraft
electric system. The engine cannot be started when the main switch is off. Always turn off the
main switch when the watercraft is not in operation to prevent battery drain.
2. Steering Handle: The steering handle controls the direction of the watercraft.
Turn the handle in the direction of your turn.
!
WARNING
• Check steering handle and corresponding steering nozzle operation
before starting the engine.
• Never turn steering handle while operating when a person is near the
rear of the watercraft. Keep away from all moving parts at the rear of the
watercraft, particularly the propulsion nozzle.
3. Start Button: To start engine, depress and hold the start button. Release immediately
after engine is started.
4. Stop Button: To stop engine, fully release throttle trigger then depress the stop button
Remember to disconnect safety lanyard from its post.
5. Throttle Trigger: When the throttle trigger is squeezed, the watercraft accelerates.
When fully released, engine automatically slows down to idle speed and watercraft will gradually slow down.
To increase or maintain watercraft speed, squeeze the throttle trigger with your finger.
To decrease watercraft speed, release the throttle trigger. The throttle trigger is spring
loaded and should return to rest position (idle) when released.
6. Engine Cut-Off Switch: The tether cord cap must be securely attached to the engine cut-off switch before the engine will start. To stop engine, remove the tether cord cap from the
engine cut-off switch.
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!
WARNING
Always attach the tether cord clip to the operator’s personal flotation device
(PFD) or wrist (wrist strap required).
7.
Engine Tether Cord (Safety Lanyard): Attach the engine tether cord to opera-tor’s life vest
or wrist so that the engine stops if the operator falls off. Always disconnect safety lanyard when watercraft is not in operation in order to prevent the engine from starting accidentally, to avoid unauthorized use by children or others, and to avoid theft.
NOTE: Leaving the safety lanyard on its post when engine is not running will slowly discharge the battery.
!
WARNING
While engine can be stopped using the engine stop button, good habits
recommend that the lanyard also be disconnected from its post.
8.
Information Gauges: When tether cord is plugged in and the start button is depressed once, the information gauges read engine RPM, fuel level and battery life. The engine hour gauge is located inside the engine compartment. Once the stop button is depressed or the tether cord
is pulled off, all the gauges will be turned off.
!
WARNING
• The fuel level indicator may provide a false reading if the watercraft is
not level.
• Leaving the lanyard attached to its post will drain the battery if the engine
is not running.
• Always remove lanyard when the engine is not running. Leaving lanyard
on its post will drain the battery when engine is not running.
9. Manual Bilge Water Pump Switch: The bilge water pump switch is a push-button switch to
turn on the electric bilge pump to evacuate water from the bilge.
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10. Rubber Bumper: The rubber bumper provides protection to hull.
11. Under-Deck Storage: Open storage covers to access the long and spacious
under-deck storage.
12.Handles: The handles can be used to lift the watercraft. It provides a handhold for the operator and a passenger to hold on to while underway.
13. Foot Brace
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14. Passenger Seat
15. Driver Passenger Seat
16.
Baffled Air Intake: The baffled air intake allows air into the bilge for ventilation and air supply.
It stops water from entering the engine compartment during operation and prevents water
from getting into engine compartment when the watercraft is capsized. The baffled air intake DOES NOT PREVENT water from entering the engine compartment.
CAUTION: If water enters the engine compartment under certain circumstances,
it may cause severe damage to the engine and prevent safe operation.
17. Fuel Tank Cap: Unscrew the cap counter-clockwise. After fueling, reinstall cap
and fully tighten.
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WARNING
• Always stop the engine before refueling. Fuel is flammable and explosive
under certain conditions.
• Always work in a well-ventilated area. Do not smoke or allow open flames
or sparks in the vicinity.
• Fuel tank may be pressurized; turn cap slowly when opening.
• When fueling, keep watercraft level.
• Do not overfill or top off the fuel tank and leave watercraft in the sun.
As temperature increases, fuel expands and might overflow.
• Always wipe off any fuel spillage from the watercraft.
• Periodically verify fuel system.
18. Accessory Mounting Base: The accessory mounting base can be used to install accessories and equipment.
19. Hull Joint Seam Tape: The hull joint seam tape provides protection for the watercraft hull.
20. Rear Eyelet: Eyelets can be used for mooring and as tie-down points when trailering your watercraft.
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24.
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Control Station: The control station is where the steering handle, main switch, cut-off switch,
start/stop buttons and gauges are located. It also provides dry storage space for fire extinguisher, safety devices and personal items.
Fire Extinguisher: The control station provides the storage area for fire extinguisher (not supplied with the watercraft).
Engine Compartment Cover Lock: Turn the lock handle and pull the lock pin to open the engine compartment cover.
Engine Compartment Cover Rubber Guard: The rubber guard secures the engine compartment cover and protects the hull from scratches.
25. Engine Compartment Cover: The engine compartment cover must be closed and secured
when the watercraft is in operation. NOTE: The engine compartment cover does not float
in water.
!
WARNING
• Components inside engine compartment may be hot.
• When starting or operating the engine, do not touch any electrical part.
• Never leave any tools, rags or any object in the engine compartment or
in the bilge.
26. Heated Water Outlet / Flush Garden Hose Connector: The heated water outlet / flush garden hose connector has three functions:
a. During operation, the fresh cooling water from the jet pump flows through the heat exchanger, then exits from this outlet.
b. After operation, it allows the user to flush the heat exchanger, cooling the water passage and exhaust system during cleaning.
c. Provides cooling water for the engine and exhaust system when running the engine
out of water.
!
WARNING
Do not block the heated water outlet when the watercraft is in operation.
Restriction of the heated water flow will damage the engine.
27. Exhaust By-Pass Outlet: The engine exhaust emits from this ex-haust by-pass outlet
at idle speed.
28. Rear Eyelet: Eyelet can be used for mooring and as tie-down point when trailering
your watercraft.
29. Engine Compartment Cover Fixed Lock: It holds engine compartment cover in place.
30. Bilge Pump Water Outlet: Water from bilge pump exits here.
31. Fuel Tank Vent: It vents air out from fuel tank when pressure builds up in the tank as
temperature rises. The fuel tank breathing-in check valve is inside the engine compartment.
32.Hinges: Allow the control station to be turned over to access the under-deck storage.
33. Steering Nozzle: Steering nozzle turns left and right by operating steering handle.
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WARNING
• Check steering handle and corresponding steering nozzle operation
before starting the engine.
• Never turn steering handle while someone is nearby rear of watercraft.
• Keep away from all moving parts at the rear of the watercraft, particularly
the propulsion nozzle.
34. Steering Nozzle Linkage: The steering nozzle pivoting linkage turns steering nozzle left and right by operating steering handle.
35.
Bilge Drain Plug: Unscrew drain plug whenever watercraft is on the trailer. This will allow
water in the bilge and engine compartment to be evacuated and helps to reduce condensation. Should water be found in the bilge, it can be easily drained by opening the drain plugs when engine is off and watercraft is out of the water. It is suggested to drain bilge when the watercraft is trailered on a ramp.
CAUTION: Never remove the drain plugs when the watercraft is in the water. Make sure the drain plugs are properly secured prior to launching the watercraft in the water.
36. Oil Drain Plug: Make sure that the engine is off and warm, but NOT HOT. Use a wrench to open the oil drain plug. Ensure you use the proper oil pan to collect the used oil.
CAUTION: Make sure the drain plug is properly secured and sealed after oil change to prevent leakage.
37. Jet Pump Water Intake Grate: Water is drawn in through this opening. The water intake grate minimizes the entry of foreign objects into the propulsion system.
!
WARNING
Keep away from intake grate while engine is running. Items such as long
hair, loose clothing or personal flotation device straps can become
entangled in moving parts.
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38.
Ride Plate: The ride plate can be adjusted by inserting a pair of shims between the ride
plate and the hull. This allows the rider to trim the watercraft for improved performance.
A pair of 5mm shims and a pair of 10mm shims are supplied. Increased trim may decrease watercraft speed.
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39. Engine Compartment Opening Seal: The seal fills the gap be-tween engine compartment cover and the engine compartment opening.
40. Exhaust Pipe: Cooling water flows through the double-walled exhaust pipe and enters the water box.
41.Carburetor: It regulates the flow of air and fuel mix into the engine cylinder.
42. Exhaust By-Pass Hose: The engine exhaust flows through this exhaust by-pass hose at
idle speed.
43. Water Box/Muffler: It reduces the amount of noise emitted by the exhaust of the engine.
44. Electronic Control Module: Holds CDI and other electronic components.
45. Battery Tie: Holds the battery in place.
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46.Battery: Ensure you connect to the battery with correct “+” and “-” terminals. Refer to
MAINTENANCE section for battery charging and maintenance.
47. Electric Regulator: Maintains the voltage of the engine generator power.
48. Bilge Pump: Bilge pump draws water from bilge when water level sensor detects water or when the bilge pump manual switch is pressed.
49. Bilge Pump Sensor: It detects water in bilge and starts bilge pump when water level reaches
about 1.5 inches. Make sure the sensor surface is clean of soil, oil and salt. Always clean the sensor after use on salt water.
50. Air Induct Box and Spark Arrestor: It traps water from entering carburetor and contains
the spark arrestor.
51. Coolant Fill / Pressure Cap: It regulates engine coolant pressure and provides access to
add coolant.
CAUTION:
• Slowly add coolant until it is full.
• Add coolant after first-time use.
!
WARNING
• Check coolant frequently, especially after first use.
• Never add coolant when engine is hot.
• Coolant is under pressure when engine is hot. An open coolant bottle cap
may cause severe burn and injury when engine is hot.
52. Fuel Pump: It pumps fuel from fuel tank to carburetor.
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Note 1
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Note 1
Note 2
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Note 1: Disconnect the hose as shown to drain
water/oil. Reconnect the hose after draining.
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Note 2: Disconnect the hose as shown to drain
water/oil. Reconnect the hose after draining.
53. Fuel Filter
54. Fuel Tank
55. Fuel Pick-Up and Fuel Sensor Assembly: The fuel pick-up hose and fuel sensor are inside
the fuel tank.
56. Engine Coolant Expansion Bottle: When engine temperature rises, the engine coolant expands, and the expanded coolant flows to the expansion bottle. When engine cools down, the coolant in the expansion bottle is drawn back to the engine.
57. Fuel Tank Breathe-In Check Valve: It allows air to flow into fuel tank.
58.
Fuel Water Separator: It retains water or contaminated fuel. Check the bottle periodically and drain water or contaminated fuel to keep engine running with clean fuel. To drain water or contaminated fuel in the separator bottle, simply disconnect the hose from the middle nozzle of the bottle, and let the contaminated fuel drain out from the bottom nozzle through the hose to a cup. Reinstall the hose after draining.
59. Fuel Tank Vent Check Valve: Vents air out from fuel tank when pressure builds up in the tank as temperature rises. This is a one-way valve.
60.
Engine Breathing Oil Retainer Bottle: It retains oil mist and oil from engine breathing path
Check the bottle periodically and clean any oil residue to keep engine breathing freely.
To drain the oil/water in the retainer bottle, simply dis-connect the hose from the middle nozzle of the bottle, and let the water/oil drain out from the bottom nozzle through the hose to a cup. Reinstall the hose after draining.
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61. Engine Oil Filling Cap and Oil Dipstick: It allows adding oil in the engine when required. Dipstick indicates the engine oil level.
62. Carburetor Drain Screw: Use a flat screwdriver to drain water or contaminated fuel in carburetor bowl. Ensure to close the drain screw after cleaning.
63. Carburetor Drain Hose: Use a cup to drain water or contaminated fuel.
64. Drive Shaft Damper and Coupling
65. Drive Shaft to Hull Seal Boot
66. Fresh Water Supply Hose: It supplies fresh water from jet pump to cool heat exchanger
and exhaust system.
67. Siphon Hose: It connects siphon pump head to jet pump. Siphon pump head evacuates water in bilge by the low pressure generated in jet pump. Check and clean the vacuum siphon pump head, and remove any blocking objects periodically.
BREAK-IN PERIOD
Operation During Break-In Period
Your watercraft is equipped with a 4-stroke closed loop water-cooled engine. Having a break-in
period is crucial to its proper performance and product life. The engine break-in period allows various
components of the engine to wear and polish them-selves to the correct operation clearances and
conditions. The scheduled oil change during the break-in period is also required. It will prevent excessive
wear and damage to the components. Failure to perform the required break-in period may significantly
handicap performance and shorten the product life. In certain circumstances, it may void your warranty.
A break-in period of 6 operating hours is recommended before running the watercraft at sustained full
throttle. During this period, maximum throttle should not exceed 1/2 to 3/4 speed. However, brief full
acceleration and speed variations contribute to a satisfactory break-in.
NOTICES:
• Continued wide-open throttle accelerations or prolonged cruising speeds
are detrimental to the watercraft during the break-in period.
• YOU MUST CHANGE ENGINE OIL AND REPLACE OIL FILTER AFTER THE
FIRST 10 HOURS OF OPERATION!
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING
Always perform the PRE-RIDE INSPECTION before operating this
watercraft. Be sure to read the SAFETY INFORMATION and the
WATERCRAFT INFORMATION sections.
Should any control or instruction not be fully understood, refer to an authorized STIK BOATS dealer.
Propulsion Principle
The engine is directly coupled to the drive shaft, which, in turn, rotates the impeller. The water is drawn
up from the jet pump water intake grate underneath the watercraft, then flows through the impeller
to the venturi. The venturi accelerates the water and produces thrust to move the watercraft.
By depressing the throttle trigger, an operator increases engine speed and therefore watercraft speed.
!
WARNING
Whenever the engine is to be started, the operator should always be
properly sitting on the seat and be wearing protective clothing, including a
PFD approved by the Coast Guard or local authorities, and a wetsuit bottom.
!
WARNING
Keep away from intake grate while engine is running. Items such as long
hair, loose clothing or personal flotation device straps can become
entangled in moving parts.
Turn Left and Right
Turning the steering handle joystick pivots the jet pump nozzle, which controls the watercraft direction.
Turning the handle in the direction of your turn will turn the watercraft. The throttle should be applied
to turn the watercraft.
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WARNING
• Throttle should be applied and steering handle turned to change the
direction of the watercraft. Unlike a car, a watercraft needs some throttle
to turn.
• Practice in a safe area while applying the throttle and turning away from
an imaginary object. This is a good collision avoidance technique.
• Directional control is reduced when the throttle is released and lost when
engine is off.
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CAUTION: Combustion engines need air to operate; consequently, this watercraft cannot be totally
watertight. Maneuvers that cause the air intake opening to be under water may cause severe engine
damage due to water ingestion and unsafe operation.
Boarding the Watercraft
As with any watercraft, boarding should be done carefully and with the engine off at all times.
!
WARNING
• Engine should be OFF when boarding the watercraft. Keep limbs away
from jet or intake grate.
• Inexperienced riders should first practice how to get aboard close to
shore before venturing into deep water.
Boarding from a Dock or in Shallow Water
When boarding in shallow water or from a dock, board the watercraft from the side.
Ensure there is at least 50cm (1.5 ft.) of water. Once aboard, take the appropriate riding position.
CAUTION: Starting the engine or operating the watercraft in shallow water can draw sand, pebbles or rocks through the jet pump, which can damage the impeller or other pump components
Boarding in Deep Water
Swim to the side or front of the watercraft. Pull yourself up onto the watercraft.
Once aboard, take the appropriate riding position.
Boarding in deep water can be very difficult, so practicing boarding in shallow water is necessary
for safe operation.
Starting Engine
Before unloading the watercraft onto water, it can be started for 10 seconds to verify proper operation.
!
WARNING
Before starting the engine, the operator and passenger should always:
• Be properly seated on the watercraft.
• Have a firm grip on a handle.
• Wear appropriate protective clothing, including a PFD approved by the
Coast Guard or local authorities, and wetsuit bottom.
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NOTICE: Ensure there is at least 50cm (1.5 ft.) of water when you are on board prior to starting the
engine, otherwise damage to the impeller or other jet pump components can occur.
Do not accelerate abruptly.
1. Attach the tether cord clip to your PFD or to your wrist (wrist strap required).
2. Firmly grip the handle joystick with your left hand and place both feet on the foot braces.
3. Install the tether cord on the engine cut-off switch.
4. Depress the engine START button to crank the engine.
5. Release engine START button immediately after engine is started.
6. If engine fails to start after 15 seconds, wait a few seconds then repeat procedure.
NOTE:
• This engine is designed to start with NO need to depress throttle.
•
First-time use of the watercraft or prolonged storage could cause delayed ignition. Repeated
attempts without depressing the throttle will allow the fuel pump to draw fuel from fuel tank to carburetor first. Excessive depression of the throttle will cause flooding of the carburetor.
Wait 15 to 30 minutes before restarting if the carburetor is flooded.
CAUTION: To avoid overheating the starter, do not hold the start button more than 15 seconds.
A rest period should be observed between the cranking cycles to let the starter cool down.
Be careful not to discharge battery.
Riding
Evenly accelerate to increase speed and reach deeper water. Do not apply full throttle until the engine
is warm. The safe use and operation of this watercraft is dependent upon the use of proper riding
techniques, as well as upon common sense, good judgment, and the expertise of the operator.
!
WARNING
Do not apply full throttle until the engine is warm, otherwise you may
damage engine cylinder and piston.
!
WARNING
• Never attempt to perform jumps or stunts, since they could lead to
serious injuries or death.
• Make sure your riding position allows you to remain in control and locate
any upcoming craft or obstacle.
• Avoid rough water or poor visibility operation. The watercraft is not
intended for rough-water usage. Usage on rough water may result
in SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
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Stopping/Docking
The watercraft is slowed down by water drag. The stopping distance will vary depending on weight,
speed, water surface condition, presence and direction of wind, and current. The rider should become
familiarized with the stopping distance under different conditions. Release the throttle at a sufficient
distance before the expected docking area. It is recommended that the operator paddle the watercraft
to any dock to prevent damage to the watercraft and to prevent bodily injuries.
!
WARNING
Directional control is reduced when the throttle is released and lost when
engine is off.
Shutting Off the Engine
To shut off the engine, completely release throttle trigger and press the engine stop button.
Remove safety lanyard from engine cut-off post.
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WARNING
• Never leave the tether cord on its post when watercraft is not in
operation in order to prevent accidental engine starting or to avoid
unauthorized use by children or others or theft.
• Leaving the tether cord on its post will drain battery dead when engine
is not running
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SPECIAL PROCEDURES
Water in Carburetor
Once water gets into the carburetor bowl, the engine will not work properly. It may lose power
and suddenly stop when you depress the throttle lever, or you may not be able to start the engine.
When this occurs, drain carburetor and fuel water separator bottle. Use a flat screw driver to loosen
the carburetor drain (screw #62) to drain the water or contaminated fuel in the carburetor bowl.
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Note 1: Disconnect the hose as shown to drain
water/oil. Reconnect the hose after draining.
Drain contaminated fuel in the fuel water separator bottle (58) by disconnecting the hose from the
middle nipple of the bottle. Use a cup to collect the drained liquids. After cleaning, ensure you’ve
tightened the carburetor drain screw and reconnect the hose to the middle nipple of the fuel water
separator bottle.
Water in Engine Breathing Oil Retainer Bottle
Over time, water and oil residue accumulate in
the engine breathing oil retainer bottle (60).
It retains oil mist and oil from engine breathing path.
Check the bottle periodically and clean any oil
residue to keep engine breathing freely. To drain the
oil/water in the retainer bottle, simply disconnect
the hose from the middle nozzle of the bottle, and
let the water/oil drain out from the bottom nozzle
through the hose to a cup. Reinstall the hose
after draining.
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Note 1
Note 2
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Fuel-Flooded Engine
When the engine does not start after several attempts, the engine may be fuel-flooded.
Proceed as follows:
Open engine cover and leave it uncovered for 30 minutes. If the engine still does not start, remove the spark plug, let fuel inside cylinder ventilate for 30 minutes, clean spark plug or
use a new spark plug. Try to start engine.
CAUTION: NEVER RUN ENGINE for more than 30 seconds without supplying water to the exhaust cooling system and heat exchanger when watercraft is out of water.
Jet Pump Water Intake and Impeller Cleaning
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WARNING
Keep away from intake grate while engine is running. Items such as long
hair, loose clothing or personal flotation device straps can become
entangled in moving parts.
Weeds, shells or debris can get caught on the intake grate, drive shaft and/or impeller.
A clogged water intake may cause problems such as:
•Cavitation: Engine speed is high but watercraft moves slowly due to reduced jet thrust. Prolonged running with this problem may cause damage to jet pump components.
•Overheating: Since the jet pump operation controls the flow of water to cool the exhaust system, a clogged intake will cause the exhaust system to overheat and damage
exhaust components.
A weed clogged area may be cleaned as follows:
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WARNING
If it is necessary to reach in to remove any foreign object caught in the
propulsion system, the tether cord MUST BE REMOVED from the engine
cut-off switch.
Manually remove the weeds, shells or debris from the intake grate. Start engine and make sure
watercraft operates properly. If system is still blocked, remove the watercraft from the water and clean
the intake grate, impeller and jet nozzle.
CAUTION: Inspect water intake grate and impeller for damage.
Refer to an authorized STIK BOATS dealer for repair.
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Capsized Watercraft
The watercraft is designed so that it should not turn over easily. However, any watercraft can capsize.
If watercraft turns over, it will remain capsized.
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WARNING
When watercraft is capsized, do not attempt to restart the engine.
Operator and passengers should always wear approved personal
flotation devices.
To return the watercraft upright, ensure the engine is off and the Tether cord is NOT on its post.
• In shallow water, lift up one side of the watercraft to bring it upright.
• In deep water, lean your body on one side and grab the other side of watercraft, then use your body weight to rotate the watercraft in either direction to right it.
The bilge pump should automatically start to drain water in bilge if water enters the bilge and the main
switch is on. If the water sensor failed to start the bilge pump, push the bilge pump switch to drain the
water in the bilge. The lanyard must be connected to its post for the bilge pump to operate.
CAUTION:
•
If watercraft has been capsized for LESS THAN 3 MINUTES, wait until the bilge pump drains the engine compartment.
• If the watercraft has been capsized for MORE THAN 3 MINUTES, check engine compartment first. If the engine compartment has less than 3 inches of water, wait
until the bilge pump drains the water from the engine compartment. Manually turn
on the bilge pump if the water sensor failed to turn on the bilge pump.
Then start the engine.
• To avoid water ingestion that would damage the engine, do not attempt to crank engine
when there’s water in the engine compartment. Bring the watercraft to the shore and drain the water in the engine compartment as soon as possible.
• If the engine does not start, do not attempt to start engine anymore, otherwise the engine could be damaged. See an authorized STIK BOATS dealer as soon as possible.
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Submerged Watercraft
To limit damage to the engine, drain engine compartment as soon as possible. If the watercraft has been
submerged in salt water, lightly spray water compartment and all components with fresh water using a
garden hose to reduce the salt-corroding effect of components.
CAUTION: Never try to crank or start the engine with a submerged watercraft. Water trapped
in intake manifold can flow toward the engine and may cause severe damage to the engine. Bring the
watercraft to be serviced by an authorized STIK BOATS dealer as soon as possible.
CAUTION: Delays in servicing the engine will increase engine damage. Failure to have the engine
properly serviced as soon as possible may cause severe engine damage.
Water-Flooded Engine
CAUTION: Never try to crank or start the engine with a water-flooded engine. Water trapped
in the intake manifold can flow toward the engine and may cause severe damage to the engine. Bring the
watercraft to be serviced by an authorized STIK BOATS dealer as soon as possible.
CAUTION: Delays in servicing the engine will increase engine damage. Failure to have the engine properly serviced as soon as possible may cause severe engine damage.
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MAINTENANCE
INFORMATION
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Maintenance is very important for keeping the watercraft in a safe operating condition. The watercraft
should be serviced as per the maintenance schedule. A repair shop or person of the owner’s choosing
may maintain, replace, or repair emission control devices and systems. These instructions do not require
components or service by STIK BOATS or authorized STIK BOATS dealers. Although an authorized
STIK BOATS dealer has in-depth technical knowledge and tools to service the STIK BOAT watercraft,
the emission-related warranty is not conditioned on the use of an authorized STIK BOATS dealer or
any other establishment with which STIK BOATS has a commercial relationship. For emission-related
warranty claims, STIK BOATS is limiting the diagnosis and repair of emission-related parts to authorized
STIK BOATS dealers. For more information, please refer to the U.S. EPA EMISSION-RELATED
WARRANTY contained herein. Proper maintenance is the owner’s responsibility. A warranty claim
may be denied if, among other things, the claim was caused by neglect, improper maintenance or
improper use.
You must follow the instructions for fuel
• PREMIUM UNLEADED GASOLINE 91 PUMP
requirements in the FUELING section of this manual.
OCTANE OR HIGHER RECOMMENDED
Even if gasoline containing greater than 10% ethanol
• MINIMUM UNLEADED GASOLINE 86 PUMP
is readily available, the U.S. EPA has issued a
OCTANE OR HIGHER RECOMMENDED
prohibition against the use of gasoline containing
greater than 10% ethanol that applies to this product. NOTE: Do not mix oil with fuel.
The use of gasoline containing greater than 10%
ethanol with this engine may harm the emission control system and will void the warranty.
IMPORTANT: Watercraft rental operations or commercial use will require greater frequency of
inspection and maintenance.
Maintenance is critical for the safety and longevity of this product. If you are not familiar with safe service
practices and adjustment procedures, see your authorized STIK BOATS dealer. In many instances, proper
tools and training are required for certain servicing or repair procedures. Never attempt repairs unless
the appropriate tools are available. If required, contact your authorized STIK BOATS dealer for further
servicing information. Adhere to the prescribed maintenance schedules to maintain the watercraft and
equipment in top condition at all times. An inspection of the watercraft before each use is
always recommended.
Carry out all maintenance as listed in the schedule whenever the hours or time of each column is reached.
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WARNING
Failure to properly maintain the watercraft according to the maintenance
schedule and procedures can make it unsafe to operate.
The maintenance schedule does not exempt the pre-ride inspection.
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Watercraft Maintenance Schedule
PART/TASK
First 10
hours
Every 50
hours or 6
months
Every 100
hours or 12
months
R
R(2)
1) Check oil level daily
before use.
L(3)
(2) Change oil and oil filter
if the watercraft capsizes
or water enters the
engine.
Note
ENGINE
Engine oil and filter(1)
Corrosion protection
(spray an anti-corrosion
lubricant to metallic
components in engine
compartment)
L(3)
(3) Every 10 hours in salt
water use.
C
(4)
Engine rinsing
Engine drive shaft seal (5)
I
I
Engine support and
rubber mount
I
I
Engine breath filter/oil
retainer
C
C
I
I
L, R
(4) Daily rinsing after salt
water use.
(5) Replace oil seal at 200
hours (irrespective of
number of years).
See NOTE 1 at the end
of maintenance schedule
table.
AIR INTAKE SYSTEM
Air induction box
I, C(1)
Flame arrestor
(1) Inspect and clean by
repair shop.
EXHAUST SYSTEM
Exhaust system
and fasteners
I, C(1)
I, C
Hose and fasteners
I
I
Heat exchangers
I
I
Coolant (1)
I
I
I(2)
(1) Daily flushing after salt
water or dirty water use.
(2) Inspect by repair shop.
COOLING SYSTEM
R
(1) Check daily before use.
Coolant bottle should be
kept full.
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Watercraft Maintenance Schedule (continued)
PART/TASK
First 10
hours
Every 50
hours or 6
months
Every 100
hours or 12
months
Note
FUEL SYSTEM
C(1), (2)
Carburetor
Fuel cap, fuel lines,
connections, pressure relief
valves
I
I
Fuel filter
I(1)
(1) By repair shop.
(2) Also clean if
watercraft capsizes.
R
(1) By repair shop.
(2) Also clean if
watercraft capsizes.
Fuel water separator
C
C
Throttle cable
I
I, L(1)
ELECTRICAL
I
Spark plug
I
I(2)
I
I
I
I
I
I
Bilge pump automatic sensor
switch
C, I(3)
I
Bilge pump and manual switch
I
I
Steering cable and
connections
I
I
Steering nozzle
I
Battery and fasteners
Electric connectors and
fasteners
Engine cut-off switch and stop
switch
Main switch
R(1)
(1) By repair shop.
(2) Inspect once per
month.
(3) Daily rinse and clean
water sensor switch after
salt water use.
STEERING SYSTEM
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I
(1)
L(1)
(1) By repair shop.
Watercraft Maintenance Schedule (continued)
PART/TASK
First 10
hours
Every 50
hours or 6
months
Every 100
hours or 12
months
Note
PROPULSION SYSTEM
Jet pump
Drive shaft rubber boot and
mechanical seal (2)
C(1)
I
I(3)
Impeller shaft seal (2)
I(3)
Stator cone cap "O" ring
I(3)
Impeller and impeller wear
ring clearance
Sacrificial anode (if so
equipped)
I
I
I
Pump mounts
I
I
Ride plate seal
I
I(3)
Hull
I
I
Engine compartment seals
I
I
R
(1) Daily cleaning jet
pump by spraying water
in its inlet and outlet and
then apply a coat of an
anti-corrosion lubricant
after salt water use.
(2) Replace seals at 200
hours (irrespective of
number of years). See
NOTE 1 at the end of
maintenance schedule
table.
(3) By repair shop.
HULL
Engine compartment
(spray water repellent to
fiberglass hull in engine
compartment)
A:
C:
I:
L:
R:
1) Daily rinsing after salt
water use.
(2) Every 10 hours in salt
water use.
C(1), L(2)
C(1), L(2)
ADJUST
CLEAN
INSPECT
LUBRICATE
REPLACE
Note 1: Inspect for possible leak or damage on oil seal or water seal, and drive shaft sleeve surface.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
This section includes instructions for basic maintenance procedures.
!
WARNING
Turn off the engine and follow these procedures when performing
maintenance. If you do not follow proper maintenance procedures you can
be injured by hot parts, moving parts, electricity, chemicals or other hazards.
General Inspection
Check engine compartment for any damage and for leaks of fuel, water, coolant or oil.
Ensure all hose clamps are properly secured and no hose is cracked, kinked or presenting any
other damage.
!
WARNING
Should any leak or gasoline odor be present, do not start the engine.
Refer to an authorized STIK BOATS dealer before use.
Inspect muffler, battery and fuel tank. Visually check electrical connections for corrosion and tightness.
Inspect hull jet pump water intake grate and ride plate for damage. Damaged parts must be repaired
or replaced.
!
WARNING
Should removal of a locking device (e.g., lock tabs, self-locking fasteners,
etc.) be required, always replace with a new one.
NOTICE: Never leave any object, rag, tool, etc., in the engine compartment.
Cleaning
The engine compartment should be cleaned to remove any fuel/oil/electrolyte deposits and mildew.
Occasionally, wash the interior with water and soap (only use mild detergent). Remove any marine
organisms from engine and/or hull. Apply non-abrasive wax such as silicone wax. Lightly spray the
engine after salt water use. Clean bilge water pump automatic switch sensor. Dry engine and engine
compartment with clean dry towels. Clean jet pump by spraying water in its inlet and outlet.
CAUTION: Never clean fiberglass and plastic parts with strong detergent, degreasing agent, abrasives, paint thinner or acetone.
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Lubrication and Anti-corrosion Protection
Throttle Cable
Lubricate the throttle cable with XP-S Lube or equivalent. Depressing and releasing the throttle trigger
should operate smoothly. Throttle trigger should return to its initial position without any hesitation.
There must be a small amount of free-play when throttle trigger is released. Refer to an authorized
STIK BOATS dealer if necessary.
!
WARNING
• Do not alter or tamper with throttle cable adjustment or routing.
• If throttle trigger does not automatically return, do not operate watercraft
and see your authorized STIK BOATS dealer.
Electrical Connection
As necessary, apply an anti-corrosion product such as dielectric grease on battery posts and all exposed
cable connectors. Additional Lubrication XP-S Lube or equivalent will help prevent corrosion of metallic
parts and maintain proper operation of moving mechanisms.
Metallic Components in Engine Compartment
Spray an anti-corrosion lubricant to metallic components in engine compartment for corrosion
protection according to Maintenance Schedule. For salt water use, spray an anti-corrosion lubricant to
metallic components in engine compartment prior to any salt water use and every 10 hours thereafter.
Engine Compartment Fiberglass Surface Protection
Spray water repellent on fiberglass surface in engine compartment according to the Maintenance
Schedule to prevent mildew and marine organisms.
!
WARNING
Certain components in the engine compartment may be very hot. Direct
contact may result in skin burn. Do not touch any electrical parts or jet pump
area when engine is running.
Engine
Engine Oil
Change oil and oil filter according to oil change schedule. See the WATERCRAFT MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE for detail. This watercraft is equipped with a 4-stroke engine that requires 4-stroke motor
oil for internal engine lubrication.
Recommended Oil: Use a 4-STROKE SYNTHETIC OIL (summer). If the recommend-ed engine oil is not
available, use 5W40 or 10W40 grade motor oil.
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CAUTION: Never use any 2-stroke engine oil.
!
WARNING
• Oil is flammable. Always wipe off any oil spillage from the bilge.
• Certain components in the engine compartment may be very hot.
Direct contact may result in skin burn.
Engine Oil Level
NOTICE: Check oil level frequently and refill if necessary. Do not overfill, since it can cause smoke and
reduction in power. Operating the engine with an improper oil level may severely damage the engine
and void the warranty.
CAUTION: Certain components in the engine compartment may be very hot. Direct contact may result
in skin burn or other injury.
Oil level can be checked with the watercraft either in or out of water. Before checking the oil level on
this engine, the watercraft must be level. The engine should be warm. Start the engine for 20 seconds to
warm up oil if necessary. Reinstall dipstick and push in completely. Remove dipstick and read oil level.
The oil level should be be-tween the indicated marks on the dipstick.
Use a funnel to add oil. You may find it is helpful to attach a 12mm (½ in) ID hose of 6 inches long to the
funnel for filling oil. Add the recommended oil to the proper level. Do not overfill. Wipe and remove any
excess or spilled oil.
Every time oil is added, perform the following steps to ensure correct oil level:
1. Start engine, idling for 20 seconds, then stop engine.
2. Wait for 2 minutes then recheck the oil level. This is required to allow the oil to flow evenly in the oil chambers and to prevent a false oil level.
The oil change may be performed by an authorized STIK BOATS dealer, repair shop, or person
of your own choosing.
Oil Filter
Replace oil filter according to the Maintenance Schedule. Use STIK BOATS-supplied oil filter.
The oil filter change may be performed by an authorized STIK BOATS dealer, repair shop, or person of
your own choosing.
Engine Breathing Oil Retainer Bottle
Remove and retain oil mist and oil from engine crank case breathing path. Check the bottle periodically
and clean any oil residue to keep engine breathing freely and to keep the engine compartment clean.
To drain the oil/water in the retainer bottle, simply disconnect the hose from the middle nozzle of the
bottle, and let the water/oil drain out from the bottom nozzle through the hose to a cup. See “Water in
Engine Breathing Oil Retainer Bottle” in the WATERCRAFT INFORMATION section.
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Engine Drive Shaft Seal
Inspect and, if necessary, replace engine drive shaft seal according to Maintenance Schedule.
Replacing seal should be performed by an authorized STIK BOATS dealer or knowledgeable repair shop.
Exhaust System
Flushing Exhaust and Heat Exchanger
Flushing the exhaust system with fresh water after each use is essential to neutralize corroding effects
of salt or other chemical products present in water. It will also help to remove sand, salt, shells or other
particles in water jackets and/or hoses. Flushing should be performed when the watercraft is not expected
to be used further the same day or when the watercraft is stored for any extended period of time.
CAUTION: Properly follow the instructions below.
Proceed as follows:
1. Clean ride plate with a water hose.
2. Clean jet pump by spraying water in its inlet and outlet.
3. Connect a garden hose to the heat exchanger and exhaust flushing connector located at the rear of the watercraft. Do not open the water tap and do not start the engine yet.
4. To flush heat exchanger and exhaust cooling system, start the engine then
immediately open water tap.
5. Run the engine about 30 seconds at a fast idle, between 3000 and 4000 RPM.
6. Disconnect the garden hose first, and keep the engine running another
10 seconds.
7. Stop the engine.
CAUTION:
• Never flush a hot engine.
• Always start the engine before opening the water tap.
• Open water tap immediately after engine is started to prevent overheating.
• Never run engine without supplying water to the exhaust cooling system when watercraft is out of water.
• Never run engine longer than 1 minute. Drive-line seal has no cooling when watercraft is out of water.
• Always close the water tap before stopping the engine.
Running water into the flush system before the engine is running may result in engine damage
and will void the warranty.
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Cooling System
Coolant
Check coolant level in coolant bottle daily before use. The coolant in the bottle should be full.
Antifreeze coolant should be replaced every 100 hours or every 12 months to prevent antifreeze
deterioration.
Fuel System
!
WARNING
• Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. Failure to check for and
repair any fuel leakage could result in fire or explosion, which can
cause severe injury or death.
• Shut off engine and remove the Tether Cord from its post.
• Do not smoke while refueling. Keep watercraft away from fire or sparks.
• Fuel line is pressurized. Fuel can spray out and cause an accident.
• Do not attempt to run engine with fuel line disconnected.
Carburetor Cleaning
Water or contaminated fuel in carburetor bowl may cause the engine to suddenly stop, not to start
or to run erratically. Drain carburetor to remove any possible water in the carburetor bowl. Open the
carburetor drain screw at the bottom of the carburetor. Use a bottle to collect the soiled/watered gas in
the carburetor bowl. Close the drain screw after cleaning.
The carburetor should be cleaned using carburetor cleaner according to the Maintenance Schedule
or after watercraft capsizes. Carburetor cleaning should be per-formed by an authorized
STIK BOATS dealer.
Electrical System
Engine Start/Stop Button and Tether Cord
Make sure that both switches operate properly. Start and stop the engine by using each switch
individually. Tether should be securely attached to the kill switch post. Inspect Engine Start/Stop Button
and Tether Cord according to the Maintenance Schedule.
!
WARNING
• Should the stop/start button not work properly, refer to an authorized
STIK BOATS dealer immediately. Failure to do so may result in SEVERE
INJURY OR DEATH.
• Should the tether cord become loose or not working properly, replace
it immediately in order to avoid unsafe use.
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Bilge Pump Automatic Sensor Switch
Make sure the bilge pump automatic sensor switch operates properly. Test the automatic sensor switch by
adding clean water to bilge. Bilge pump should start to run when water level reaches approximately 2 inches.
Bilge Pump and Manual Switch
Make sure the bilge pump and manual switch operate properly. Depressing the manual switch with the
lanyard attached to its post should operate the bilge pump.
Battery
Pay attention to battery “+” and “-” signs. Ensure the battery is correctly connected, tightened and secured.
!
WARNING
The battery must always be fully charged and in good condition. Loss of
battery power may leave you stranded. Never operate the watercraft if the
battery does not have sufficient power or if it shows any other signs of
decreased power.
Battery Cleaning
Clean the battery casing, cables and battery posts using a solution of baking soda and water.
Remove corrosion from battery cable terminals and battery posts using a firm wire brush.
Battery top should be cleaned with a soft brush and any grease-cutting soap or baking soda solution.
Rinse with clear water then dry.
Battery Inspection
Visually inspect battery casing for cracks, leaks or other possible damage. Discoloration, warping or
a raised top indicates that the battery has overheated or been over-charged.
If the casing is damaged, replace battery and thoroughly clean battery tray and surrounding area with
a water and baking soda solution.
CAUTION: Should the battery casing be damaged, wear a suitable pair of non-absorbent gloves when removing the battery by hand. Inspect the battery posts for secure mounting.
Battery Storage
NOTICE: Battery storage is critical for battery life. Regularly charging the battery during storage will prevent cell sulfation. Keeping the battery in the watercraft for storage may lead to contacts
degradation/corrosion and case damage if freezing occurs. A discharged battery will freeze and crack
in areas where freezing conditions are experienced. Electrolyte leakage can damage surrounding
parts. Always remove battery from watercraft for storage and recharge before use. Clean the battery
terminals and cable connections by using a wire brush. Apply a light coat of dielectric grease on
terminals. Clean the battery casing by using a solution of baking soda and water. Rinse battery with clear
water and dry with a clean cloth.
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Store battery in a cool, dry place. Such conditions reduce self-discharging and keep fluid evaporation
to a minimum. Keep battery away from dew, high moisture and direct sunlight. Recharge frequency
depends on battery condition and storage temperature. Maintain battery as per the following table.
NOTE: The battery must always be stored in a fully charged state.
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
CHARGING FREQUENCY
Below 16°C (60°F)
Above 16°C (60°F)
Every month
Every 2 weeks
Charging a Battery
!
WARNING
Always wear safety glasses and charge the battery in a ventilated area.
Never charge or boost a battery while it’s installed on a vehicle. Do not open
the sealed caps during charging. Do not place battery near an open flame.
NOTICE: If the battery becomes hot to the touch, stop charging and allow it to cool before continuing.
NOTE: Sealed VRLA batteries have an internal safety valve. If battery pressure in-creases due to
overcharging, the valve opens to release excess pressure, preventing battery damage. Carry out a
battery UNLOADED VOLTMETER TEST as described in this subsection, then proceed as described
below. An automatic charger is the fastest and most convenient way for error-proof charging .
When using a constant current charger, charge battery according to the chart below.
Battery Voltage Below 12.8 V and Above 11.5 V:
TIME
CHARGE
STANDARD CHARGING
(RECOMMENDED)
4-9 hours
2A
QUICK CHARGING
50 Minutes
10A
Battery Voltage Below 11.5 V:
A battery with a voltage below 11.5 V requires a special procedure to recharge. In charging an over
discharged battery, its internal resistance may be too high to charge at a normal charging rate.
Set charger to the 10 A charging rate and monitor charging current for approximately 30 minutes.
If there is no change in charging current or battery becomes abnormally hot, the battery is most likely
at the end of its service life and should be replaced.
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Battery Maintenance
These batteries require little maintenance to perform perfectly. Follow this simple check list for
optimum battery performance:
• Check voltage every 3 months using a voltmeter.
• Keep battery fully charged to 100% (12.8 V or higher after standing 2 hours).
• Check and charge battery if the voltage drops below 12.5 V.
• Keep the battery top free of grime.
• Clean terminals and connectors if necessary.
• For storage, pull battery or disconnect battery cables.
Spark Plug
Spark plugs can degrade over time. Inspect spark plug according to the Maintenance Schedule.
Replace bad spark plug.
Spark Plug Removal
• Disconnect the ignition coil input connector from spark plug.
• Remove spark plug by using a spark plug socket.
!
WARNING
Never remove an ignition coil from a spark plug without disconnecting
it from the wiring harness. Flammable vapors may be present in the bilge.
Should the tether cord be installed on the engine cut-off switch, a spark
could be generated at the coil spark plug end, which could cause
an explosion.
• Clean the spark plug and cylinder head with pressurized air.
• Unscrew spark plug, then use the ignition coil to take spark plug out of spark plug hole.
Spark Plug Installation
Prior to installation, ensure the contact surfaces of the cylinder head and spark plug are free of grime.
!
WARNING
Do not adjust gap on this type of spark plug. The adjustment could weaken
negative electrodes, which may lead to electrode breakage and severe
engine damage.
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1. Using a wire feeler gauge, check electrode gap.
2. Apply LOCTITE 767 (ANTI-SEIZE LUBRICANT) over the spark plug threads to prevent
possible seizure.
3. Hand screw spark plug into cylinder head. Then, tighten the spark plug clock-wise with an approved spark plug socket.
4. Install ignition coil. Refer to Ignition Coil Installation.
Ignition Coil
Replacing an ignition coil shall be performed by an authorized STIK BOATS dealer.
Electric Fuse/Circuit Breaker
If the electric bilge pump does not start, check the electric fuse/circuit breaker located inside the electric
control box. If a fuse is blown, replace with one of the same rating. Replace electric fuse or reset circuit
breaker button only after the root cause of the problem has been found and corrected
!
WARNING
• Do not use a higher-rated fuse, as this can cause severe damage.
• If a fuse has burned out, the source of the malfunction should be
determined and corrected before restarting. See an authorized
STIK BOATS dealer for servicing.
Steering System
Check steering mechanism to ensure steering operates smoothly. There should be no excessive play in the
system. Refer to an authorized STIK BOATS dealer if necessary. Check and lubricate steering cable and
rotating mechanism via an authorized STIK BOATS dealer according to the Maintenance Schedule.
Propulsion System
Remove the lanyard from its post to prevent accidental engine starting before inspecting and cleaning the jet
pump system. Clean the jet pump by spraying water in its inlet and outlet and then apply a coat of an anticorrosion lubricant for corrosion protection after salt water use. Inspect impeller, intake grate and ride plate
for damage and re-place any damaged part before operating the unit. Inspect and tighten all fasteners. Clean
and lubricate for corrosion prevention. Inspect propulsion system according to the Maintenance Schedule.
Automatic vacuum siphon pump uses a low-pressure area in the jet pump to siphon the water out of the bilge
when the engine is operating. Inspect the pump head for obstruction and clean as necessary.
Inspect and replace sacrificial anode if equipped.
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Hull
Clean hull and engine area after every salt water use. Rinse watercraft engine area with fresh water.
Never use a high-pressure washer to clean the engine compartment. USE LOW-PRESSURE ONLY (such as a
garden hose). High pressure can cause damages to electrical or mechanical systems. Inspect hull for cracks
and any possible leaks. Check that all seals are in good condition. Lift front end of watercraft to completely
drain engine compartment through the bilge drain plugs.
Anti-corrosion Treatment
Wipe off any residual water in the engine compartment. Spray an anti-corrosion lubricant on
metallic components in engine compartment while minimizing over-spray for corrosion protection.
NOTE: Engine compartment cover should be left partially open during storage. This will prevent engine
compartment condensation and possible corrosion.
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WATERCRAFT CARE
Post-Operation Care
!
WARNING
Allow engine to cool before performing any maintenance.
General Care
Take the watercraft out of the water every day to prevent marine organism growth. Should any water be
present in the engine compartment, open the drain plugs and tilt the front of the watercraft up in order
to allow water to flow out. Remember to always close the drain plugs before placing the unit in water.
Wipe off any remaining water in the engine compartment (engine, battery, etc.) with clean dry rags (this
is particularly important in salt water operation).
Take additional care and cleaning if the unit has been used in foul or salt water. Cleaning should occur
immediately after salt or foul water use. Rinse off watercraft’s engine compartment with fresh water.
Rinse and clean bilge water pump automatic sensor switch.
CAUTION: When watercraft is used in salt or foul water, failure to perform proper care, such as
watercraft rinsing, exhaust cooling system flushing or anti-corrosion treatment, may result in damage to
the watercraft and its components.
NOTICES:
• Never leave the watercraft stowed in direct sunlight.
• Engine compartment cover should be left partially open when not in use.
This will prevent engine compartment condensation and possible corrosion.
Heat Exchanger and Exhaust Cooling System Flushing
Flushing the heat exchanger and exhaust cooling system with fresh water is essential to neutralize
corroding effects of salt or other chemical products present in water.
Flushing should be performed when the watercraft is not expected to be used further the same day or
when the watercraft is stowed for any extended time.
Proceed as follows:
1. Clean ride plate.
2. Clean jet pump by spraying water in its inlet and outlet.
3. Connect a garden hose to heat exchanger/exhaust flushing connector, but do not open the water tap and do not start engine yet.
4. To flush the exhaust cooling system, start the engine then immediately open water tap.
5. Run the engine about 30 seconds at a fast idle, between 3000 and 4000 RPM.
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6. Disconnect the garden hose first, and keep engine running another 10 seconds.
7. Stop the engine.
CAUTION:
1. Never flush a hot engine.
2. Always start the engine before opening the water tap.
3. Open water tap immediately after engine is started to prevent overheating.
4. Never run engine without supplying water to the exhaust cooling system when watercraft is out of water.
5. Never run engine longer than 1 minute. Drive-line seal has no cooling when watercraft
is out of water.
6. Close the water tap, then stop the engine.
7. Always close the water tap before stopping the engine.
8. Do not start water flow into flush water connector until the engine is started; adding running water into the flush system without the engine first running will result in engine damage that will not be covered under warranty.
Anti-corrosion Treatment
To prevent corrosion, spray a corrosion inhibitor (salt water resistant) over metallic components in engine
compartment. Apply dielectric grease (salt water resistant) on battery posts and cable connectors.
Spray water repellent on fiberglass surface in engine compartment to prevent mildew and marine
organisms according to the Maintenance Schedule.
STORAGE
!
WARNING
Because fuel and oil are flammable, you should have an authorized
STIK BOATS dealer, repair shop, or person of your own choosing inspect
the fuel system integrity as specified in the Maintenance Schedule.
It is recommended that the watercraft be serviced by an authorized STIK BOATS dealer, repair shop,
or person of your own choosing. However, the following operations can be performed by you with a
minimum of tools.
NOTE: Carry out the following tasks in the same order as detailed in this section.
NOTICE: Do not run the engine during the storage period.
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Propulsion System
Jet Pump Cleaning
Clean jet pump by spraying water in its inlet and outlet, and then apply a coat of an
anti-corrosion lubricant for corrosion protection.
!
WARNING
Always remove tether cord from the engine cut-off switch to prevent
unexpected engine starting before cleaning the propulsion system
components. Engine must not be running for this operation.
Jet Pump Inspection
Remove jet pump nozzle, open the cone cover of stator shaft, and check if water is present;
if so, see your authorized STIK BOATS dealer.
Fuel System
Fuel System Protection
Fuel stabilizer should be added in the fuel tank every fill-up to prevent fuel deterioration,
water accumulation from ethanol and fuel system gumming. Follow stabilizer manufacturers’
instructions for proper use.
NOTICE:
It is highly recommended to add fuel stabilizer to the fuel system during storage.
Fuel stabilizer should be added prior to engine lubrication and fuel tank top off to
ensure fuel system components are protected against ethanol and varnish deposits.
NOTICE:
Water in the fuel tank or system may cause severe internal damage to the engine
and carburetor.
Engine and Exhaust System
Heat Exchanger and Exhaust System Flushing
Perform procedure as described in MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
Engine Oil and Filter Replacement
The oil change and filter replacement may be performed by an authorized STIK BOATS dealer,
repair shop, or person of your own choosing.
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Engine Internal Lubrication
1. Disconnect ignition coils from spark plug, then remove spark plug from engine cylinder head, and refer to MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
2. Spray anti-corrosion lube in spark plug holes.
3. Press the engine START button to crank the engine a few turns. This will distribute the oil on the cylinder walls.
4. Apply a small amount of anti-seize lubricant on spark plug threads, then reinstall the spark plug in the engine cylinder head. Refer to MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
5. Install the ignition coils, and refer to MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
Engine Coolant
Antifreeze should be replaced every 100 hours or every year to prevent antifreeze deterioration.
Electrical System
Battery Removal and Charging
Refer to BATTERY in MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES section.
Body and Hull
Hull Cleaning
Wash the hull with a soap and water solution (use only mild detergent). Rinse thoroughly with
fresh water. Remove marine organisms from the hull.
NOTICE:
Never clean plastic parts with strong detergents, abrasives, degreasing agents, paint thinners, acetone, or other strong chemical or petroleum cleaners.
Engine Compartment Cleaning
Clean engine compartment and bilge pump automatic sensor switch using hot water and a mild
detergent or with bilge cleaner. Rinse thoroughly. Lift front end of watercraft to completely drain bilge
through the bilge drain plug.
NOTE:
Engine compartment cover should be left partially open during storage.
This will prevent engine compartment condensation and possible corrosion.
Bilge Anti-corrosion Treatment
Wipe off any residual water in the engine compartment. Spray an anti-corrosion lubricant to metallic
components in engine compartment while minimizing over-spray for corrosion protection.
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Body and Hull Protection
If the watercraft is to be stored outside, cover it with an opaque tarpaulin to prevent sun rays and grime
from oxidizing the fiberglass and gel-coat, and degrading the plastic components.
NOTICE: The watercraft should never be left in water for storage. Never leave the watercraft stored in
direct sunlight. Never store watercraft in a plastic bag.
Repairs
If any repairs are needed to the body or hull, contact your authorized STIK BOATS dealer.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
WATERCRAFT IDENTIFICATION
The main components of the watercraft (engine and hull) are identified by different serial numbers.
It may sometimes become necessary to locate these numbers for warranty purposes or to trace the
watercraft in the event of theft.
Hull Identification Number
The Hull Identification Number (HIN) is engraved on the right-hand side of the hull
at the rear of the watercraft.
AQN 12345 L 5 16
Model year
Year of Production
Month of Production
Serial number
Hull Identification
Engine Identification Number (EIN)
The EIN is located on the cylinder head under the air induct manifold.
EIN
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ENGINE EMISSIONS INFORMATION
Manufacturer’s Responsibility
Beginning with 1999 model year engines, PWC manufacturers of marine engines must determine the
exhaust emission levels and certify these engines with the United States of America Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA). An emissions control in-formation label, showing emission levels and engine
specifications, must be placed on each watercraft at the time of manufacture.
Dealer’s Responsibility
When performing service on a STIK BOAT watercraft that carries an emissions control information
label, replacement or repair of any emission-related component must be executed in a manner that
maintains emission levels within the prescribed certification standards.
Dealers are not to modify the engine in any manner that would alter the horsepower or allow
emission levels to exceed their predetermined factory specifications. Exceptions include
manufacturer’s prescribed changes.
Owner’s Responsibility
The owner/operator is required to have engine maintenance performed to maintain emission levels
within prescribed certification standards.
The owner/operator is not to, and should not allow anyone to, modify the engine in any manner
that would alter the horsepower or allow emissions levels to exceed their predetermined
factory specifications.
EPA Emission Regulations
All STIK BOAT watercraft are certified to the EPA as conforming to the requirements
of the regulations for the control of air pollution from new watercraft engines.
The factory procedure for servicing the product must be strictly followed.
The responsibilities listed above are general and in no way a complete listing of the rules and regulations
pertaining to the EPA requirements on exhaust emissions for marine products.
For more detailed information on this subject, you may contact:
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Transportation and Air Quality
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Mail Code 6403J
Washington D.C. 20460
• EPA Online:
epa.gov/otaq
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Emission Control Information
This marine SI engine complies with U.S. EPA Exhaust Regulations for 2016.
The emission label is attached on the top of the engine crack case.
EMISSION CONTROL
INFORMATION
THIS MARINE SI ENGINE COMPLIES WITH U.S.
EPA EXHAUST REGULATIONS FOR 2016.
ENGINE FAMILY: FAQNM.2952GA
SPARK PLUG: NGK DR8EA
SPARK PLUG GAP: 0.6 - 0.7 mm
DISPLACEMENT: 0.295 L
FUEL: Unleaded Gasoline
IDLE SPEED: 1600±200rpm
POWER: 11.0 kW
EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROL: EM, ECM
SEE OPERATOR’S GUIDE FOR MAINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS
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SPECIFICATIONS
2016 MODEL STIK BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
CAPACITY
Max Number of People (with passenger seat):
Recommended Max Load:
2
180 kg
350 lbs
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT AND RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM LOADS
Length
360 cm
141.7 in
Width
96 cm
37.8 in
Height
41 cm
16.1 in
Dry Weight
113 kg
249 lbs
45 km/h
27 mph
5 L/h
1.32 gal/h
PERFORMANCE
Max Speed [1]
Fuel Assumption at Full Throttle
Run Time at Full Throttle
Approximately 2 hours
ENGINE
Type
Declared Power [2]
4 stroke
11kW
Number of Cylinders
15 hp
1
Displacement
295 cc
18 cu in
Bore
75 mm
2.95 in
66.8 mm
2.63 in
Stroke
Compression Ratio
10:1
Start
Ignition
Electric start
Type
CDI
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Spark Plug
NGK DR8EA
Valve Clearance (Cold)
Intake
0.09 mm
0.0035 in
Exhaust
0.12 mm
0.0047 in
14 liters
3.7 gal
FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel Tank Capacity
COOLING SYSTEM
Engine Cooling
Oil Cooling
Exhaust Cooling
Engine Coolant Quantity
Closed-loop water cooled
Heat exchanger cooled by water flow from jet pump
Inject water cooled by water flow from jet pump
1.72 liters
1.82 qt
Type
Oil sump
2.2 liters
2.32 qt
Jet Pump
Type
Axial flow, single stage
Transmission
Type
Direct drive
LUBRICATION SYSTEM
Lubrication
Engine Oil Quantity
PROPULSION SYSTEM
[1] Maximum speed varies depending on weight, wind and current conditions.
[2] Declared power as per ISO 8665 at propeller-shaft.
NOTE: STIK BOATS reserves the right to make changes in design and specifications and/or to make
additions to or improvements in its products without imposing any obligation to install them on its
products previously manufactured.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDELINES
Use this section to check for the possible cause of simple problems you may have with your watercraft.
You may solve some of the problems rather quickly, but may need help from a skilled mechanical
technician. In such cases, refer to an authorized STIK BOATS dealer for servicing. If a procedure for
replacement or repair is not described in this guide, have an authorized STIK BOATS dealer perform
necessary service.
TROUBLE
Engine does not turn
over
Engine turns slowly,
but does not start
Engine turns
normally, but does
not start
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Main switch is off
Turn on main switch
Lanyard is not in place
Connect lanyard on post
Blown fuse
Check and replace
Battery runs down, bad terminal
connection
Charge battery and tighten
terminals
Seized jet pump
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Water flooded and seized engine
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Faulty stop button, faulty lanyard
post
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Bad start switch
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Bad relay switch
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Weak or discharged battery
Replace battery
Bad battery cable connection
Tighten
Worn starter
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Empty fuel
Fill
Stale or contaminated fuel tank
Clean and refill
Watered/contaminated carburetor
Drain carburetor, and drain fuel
retainer
Fouled or defective spark plug
Replace
Engine turns
normally, but does
not start (cont.)
Engine runs
irregularly or stalls
Weak spark plug
Engine smoke
Spark plug cap not connected or loose
Tighten
Fuel flooded engine
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Water-flooded engine
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Disconnected or faulty fuel pump
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Defective electronic control box
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Bad electrical connectors
Clean and dry the connectors
Empty, stale or contaminated fuel
Siphon tank and refill
Watered carburetor and watered fuel
retainer
Drain carburetor bowl and drain
fuel retainer
Fouled or defective spark plug
Replace
Electric wire loose connection or bad
connectors
Tighten, or see a STIK BOATS
dealer
Defective electric control box
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Fouled or weak spark plug
Replace
Faulty ignition coils (inside electronic
control box)
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Oil too high
Drain excessive oil
Internal engine damage
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Coolant too low; coolant leak;
damaged cooling system
Engine overheat
Coolant low; clogged exhaust cooling
system; coolant leak; damaged
cooling system; clogged jet
Fill coolant according to the
WATERCRAFT MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE section
Fill coolant; flush exhaust cooling
system; clean jet; or refer to a STIK
BOATS dealer
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Watercraft cannot
reach top speed,
engine does not have
power
Watercraft cannot
reach top speed,
engine does not have
power (cont.)
Abnormal vibration
Water in engine
compartment
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Weeds and debris trapped inside jet
Remove and clean
Water or contaminated fuel in
carburetor bowl and fuel retainer
Drain and clear
Watered or contaminated fuel
Clean and refill
Damaged impeller
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Air leak between ride plate and intake
pipe, damaged water intake seal
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Weak spark plug
Replace
Damaged engine by water injection
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Engine oil level too high
Drain oil and check
Blocked engine breathing hose;
blocked shut-off valve
Clean and remove blockage
Foul throttle trigger
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Person and cargo weight is too heavy
Follow loading capacity
Misalignment at the coupler between
engine output shaft and jet drive
shaft
Engine compartment cover not
properly closed
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Bad seal
Replace
Automatic siphon pump head is
blocked
Clean
Fouled bilge pump
Replace bilge pump
Bad drive shaft mechanic seal
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Hull leak
Refer to a STIK BOATS dealer
Loose drain plug
Tighten
Bad air intake valve
Check and replace
Install cover properly
LIMITED
WARRANTY
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STIK BOATS LIMITED WARRANTY
Congratulations on choosing a STIK™ Boat personal fishing craft (the “Product”). Stik Boats, LLC (“Stik Boats”) is pleased
to extend this Limited Warranty on the Product on the terms and conditions set forth below. You will be deemed to have
accepted this Limited Warranty upon the earlier of your purchase or acceptance of delivery of the Product. Please take the
time to read and become familiar with this Limited Warranty. IN PARTICULAR, THIS LIMITED WARRANTY REQUIRES
THAT ANY DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND STIK BOATS MUST BE RESOLVED THROUGH THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
PROCESS DESCRIBED BELOW WHICH INCLUDES BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
Who is entitled to this Limited Warranty?
Stik Boats extends this Limited Warranty to the original retail purchaser of the Product from Stik Boats or one of its
independent authorized dealers located in the United States of America (a “Dealer”). If you transfer ownership of the
Product during the Warranty Period (as defined below), you may transfer your rights and obligations under this Limited
Warranty for the remaining portion of the Warranty Period (as defined below) to the new owner of the Product by delivering
a completed STIK™ Boat warranty transfer form to Stik Boats within thirty (30) days following the date of such transfer of
ownership. Please contact Stik Boats or your Dealer for a current version of the warranty transfer form and instructions on
processing the warranty transfer. Otherwise, this Limited Warranty is non-transferable.
What is covered by this Limited Warranty?
If the Product is purchased/used for personal, non-commercial use, then Stik Boats warrants to you that, for a period of one
(1) year from the date of purchase of the Product by the original retail purchaser, the Product will be free from defects in
materials and workmanship, subject to the exclusions described below.
If the Product is purchased/used for commercial use, then Stik Boats warrants to you that, for a period of ninety (90) days
from the date of purchase of the Product by the original retail purchaser, the Product will be free from defects in materials
and workmanship, subject to the exclusions described below.
The applicable warranty period referenced above with respect to the Product is referred to as the “Warranty Period”. A
Product is considered to be purchased/used for “commercial use” if, at any time during the Warranty Period, (a) the Product
has commercial tags or is otherwise licensed/registered for commercial use or (b) the Product is used in connection with any
income generating activities of any kind, including, without limitation, rental, employment or work activities. NO PERSON
IS AUTHORIZED TO MODIFY, AMEND OR EXTEND THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, OR PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL OR
DIFFERENT WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES, ON BEHALF OF STIK BOATS OR ITS AFFILIATES.
What is NOT covered by this Limited Warranty?
You are responsible for ensuring that the Product is properly operated, maintained, handled, stored and used as specified
in the applicable Stik Boats Operator’s Guide (including any updates). In particular, and as a condition to your warranty
coverage, you must ensure that the “break-in period” and routine maintenance procedures specified in Operator’s Guide are
timely adhered to and performed.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to or otherwise cover any defect, failure, loss or damage to the Product due to:
(a)
improper operation, maintenance, handling, storage or use (including, without limitation, any failure to adhere to the provisions specified in the Operator’s Guide);
(b) accident, misuse, abuse or neglect (including, without limitation, any (i) collision or impact with any object,
(ii) customer-applied chemicals or accidental spills, or (iii) water submersion or ingestion of any water or object into the engine);
use of improper or contaminated lubricants, oils and/or fuel;
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improper alteration or modification (including, without limitation, any installation of unauthorized/improper attachments, accessories or replacement parts);
(e)
subjecting the Product to conditions outside of its design limitations, including, without limitation, racing,
speeding or other competitive activities;
failure to comply with any recall or request for repair;
(f)
(g)
cosmetic imperfections, defects or damage with respect to gel coat finishes and other surface coatings, including
without limitation, discoloration, blisters, crazing, and fiberglass delamination];
(h) fire, theft, freezing, vandalism, lightning, hail storms, natural disaster, or any act of God;
(i)
normal wear and tear or deterioration;
(j)
any damage to the engine or component parts due to ethanol;
(k)
damage caused by growth of organisms on or in motor, impeller, water pump or hull surfaces;
(l)
parts replaced due to normal wear and tear, including, without limitation, spark plugs, impellers, anodes and carburetors; or
(m) tune-ups or rebuilding of any component parts.
This Limited Warranty applies only to a new Product (and not a used, reconditioned or demo version) if purchased
and registered/licensed for use in the United States of America. For the avoidance of doubt, Product components and
consumables that require replacement/replenishment due to regular maintenance and/or normal wear and tear (such as oil,
lubricants, belts, filters, fuel, etc.) are not covered by this Limited Warranty.
What will Stik Boats do to correct a covered defect in the Product?
In the event that a covered defect in the Product occurs during the Warranty Period, and you properly make a warranty
claim within the Warranty Period, Stik Boats will, at its sole discretion, either (a) repair the defective Product or (b) provide a
replacement for the defective Product. Any replacement Product will be the closest then-available equivalent to the original
Product, and may not exactly match the original Product. The Limited Warranty on any repaired or replacement Product
(including, without limitation, any repaired or replaced component part) will extend for the remaining portion of the Warranty Period applicable to the original Product. If a replacement Product is provided (or replacement component parts are
provided as part of a repair), then you agree that the defective Product/component parts become the property of Stik Boats
and you will execute any documents necessary to transfer title to such items to Stik Boats.
What must you do in order to make a warranty claim and obtain warranty service?
During the Warranty Period, you may make a claim for warranty coverage by (a) delivering the claimed defective Product
(or component part) to the nearest Dealer, or to Stik Boats’ warranty service center located at 12713 Beltex Dr., Manor,
Texas 78653, and authorizing the Dealer/Stik Boats to inspect, investigate, and repair the item as necessary, (b) notifying
the Dealer/Stik Boats of the claimed defect, and (c) providing proof of purchase. The Dealer/Stik Boats will inspect the item
and determine whether your claim is covered by this Limited Warranty. You are solely responsible for all costs and expenses
associated with the transportation and delivery of items to the Dealer/Stik Boats, and any return delivery to you (including,
without limitation, delivery of any replacement or repaired Product (or component part)), in connection with any claim for
warranty coverage.
Additional Disclaimers and Limitations on Liability
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THIS LIMITED WARRANTY REPRESENTS THE EXCLUSIVE OBLIGATION OF
STIK BOATS WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY AND TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED
BY LAW, STIK BOATS DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL, WARRANTIES, WHETHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT AND ITS USE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY WARRANTY OF
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NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM USAGE OF TRADE OR COURSE OF DEALING.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW DISCLAIMERS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THIS DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU. TO THE EXTENT SUCH WARRANTIES CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED UNDER THE LAWS OF YOUR JURISDICTION,
WE LIMIT THE DURATION AND REMEDIES OF SUCH WARRANTIES TO THE DURATION OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD
STATED ABOVE IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
IN NO EVENT WILL STIK BOATS OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, OR LOSS OF TIME OR
BUSINESS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE PRODUCT AND/OR ITS USE, WHETHER LIABILITY IS ASSERTED
UNDER THEORIES OF TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, CONTRACT, WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE. SOME STATES DO
NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION, BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
At Stik Boats, we are committed to customer satisfaction, so if you have a problem or dispute, we will try to resolve your concerns. But if we are unsuccessful, you may pursue claims as set forth below.
a.
You agree to give us an opportunity to resolve any disputes or claims you may have with Stik Boats relating in any way to the Product, its use, or this Limited Warranty (collectively, “Claims”) by contacting Stik Boats at
12713 Beltex Dr., Manor, Texas 78653, Attn: Customer Service or at [email protected] If we are not
able to resolve your Claims within 60 days, then you may seek relief through arbitration or in small claims
court, as set forth below.
b. YOU AND STIK BOATS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL CLAIMS WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION, RATHER THAN IN COURT, except that you or Stik Boats may assert Claims on an individual basis in small claims court if they qualify. This includes any Claims you assert against us or our affiliates.
c.
THERE IS NO JUDGE OR JURY IN ARBITRATION, AND COURT REVIEW OF AN ARBITRATION AWARD IS
LIMITED. HOWEVER, AN ARBITRATOR CAN AWARD ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS THE SAME DAMAGES
AND RELIEF AS A COURT (INCLUDING STATUTORY DAMAGES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS), AND MUST FOLLOW AND ENFORCE THIS LIMITED WARRANTY AS A COURT WOULD.
d. Arbitrations will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Consumer
Arbitration Rules. The AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling
1-800-778-7879. The arbitration will be heard and decided by one arbitrator. Payment of all filing,
administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules, except as
otherwise provided in this clause (d). If your total Claims seek less than $10,000, Stik Boats will reimburse
you for filing fees you pay to the AAA and will pay arbitrator’s fees, unless the arbitrator determines your Claims are frivolous. You may choose to have an arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the state where you live or at another mutually agreed location. Attendance at
an in-person hearing may be made by telephone by you and/or Stik Boats, unless the arbitrator requires otherwise.
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To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your
Claims to Stik Boats at 12713 Beltex Dr., Manor, Texas 78653, Attn: Legal Department/Arbitration Notice.
If we request arbitration against you, we will give you notice at the email address or street address you have provided. A party requesting arbitration must also provide a copy of the request to the AAA, at Case Filing Services, 1101 Laurel Oak Road, Suite 100, Voorhees, NJ 08043 or online at www.adr.org or at any AAA office.
ANY AND ALL PROCEEDINGS (WHETHER IN ARBITRATION OR COURT) TO RESOLVE CLAIMS WILL BE CONDUCTED
ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. If for any
reason a Claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration YOU AND STIK BOATS EACH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A
JURY TRIAL. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this section. An arbitration decision may be
confirmed by any court with competent jurisdiction. If any provision set forth in this section entitled “Dispute Resolution,
Binding Arbitration and Class Action Waiver” is found unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be severed from this
Limited Warranty and the remaining terms of this Limited Warranty will be enforced.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
U.S. EPA EMISSION-RELATED WARRANTY
STIK BOATS warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that this new engine, including all parts of
its exhaust emission control systems meets two conditions:
1. 2. It is designed, built, and equipped so it conforms at the time of sale to the ultimate purchaser with the requirements of 40 CFR 1045 and 40 CFR 1060.
It is free from defects in materials and workmanship that may keep it from meeting the requirements of 40 CFR 1045 and 40 CFR 1060.
Where a warrantable condition exists, STIK BOATS will repair or replace, as it elects, any part or component with a defect in
materials or workmanship that would increase the engine’s emissions of any regulated pollutant within the stated warranty
period at no cost to the owner, including expenses related to diagnosing and repairing or replacing emission-related parts. All
defective parts replaced under this warranty become the property of STIK BOATS.
For all emission-related warranty claims, STIK BOATS is limiting the diagnosis and repair of emission-related parts to the
authorized STIK BOATS dealers, unless for emergency repairs as required by item 2 of the following list.
As a certifying manufacturer, STIK BOATS will not deny emission-related warranty claims based on any of the following:
1. Maintenance or other service STIK BOATS or STIK BOATS’ authorized facilities performed.
2. Engine/equipment repair work that an operator performed to correct an unsafe, emergency condition
attributable to STIK BOATS as long as the operator tries to restore the engine/equipment to its proper
configuration as soon as possible.
3. Any action or inaction by the operator unrelated to the warranty claim.
4. Maintenance that was performed more frequently than STIK BOATS specifies.
5. Anything that is STIK BOATS’ fault or responsibility.
Emission-Related Warranty Period
The emission-related warranty is valid for the following period, whichever comes first:
Exhaust emission-related
components
HOURS
MONTHS
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30
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Components Covered
The emission-related warranty covers all components whose failure would increase an engine’s
emissions of any regulated pollutant, including the following listed components:
1. For exhaust emissions, emission-related components include any engine parts related
to the following systems:
–
Air-induction system
–
Fuel system
–
Ignition system
2. The following parts are also considered emission-related components for exhaust emissions:
–
Carburetor
–
Fuel pump
–
Spark plug
–
Ignition coil
–
Electric control module
–
Crank case ventilation valve
Limited Applicability
As a certifying manufacturer, STIK BOATS may deny emission-related warranty claims for failures that
have been caused by the owner’s or operator’s improper maintenance or use, by accidents for which the
manufacturer has no responsibility, or by acts of God. For example, an emission-related warranty claim
need not be honored for failures that have been directly caused by the operator’s abuse of the engine/
equipment or the operator’s use of the engine/equipment in a manner for which it was not designed and
are not attributable to the manufacturer in any way.
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CUSTOMER
INFORMATION
STIK BOATS WARRANTY REGISTRATION FORM
Watercraft Model Name___________________________________________________________________________
HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (HIN)_________________________________________________________
ENGINE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (EIN)__________________________________________________________
Owner ________________________________________________________________________________________
NAME
________________________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP
________________________________________________________________________________________
COUNTRY
________________________________________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE
EMAIL ADDRESS
Purchase Date:
____________I___________________I______________
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
Warranty Exp. Date: __________I____________________I______________
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
Dealer Name____________________________________________________________________
Dealer Address___________________________________________________________________
BY SIGNING BELOW I ATTEST THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FULL STIK BOATS
LIMITED WARRANTY PROGRAM
Customer SignatureDate
X_________________________________________________________
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X__________________________________
Warranty Transfer Form
New Owner’s NameLastFirstMiddle Initial
New Owner’s Address
StreetCityStateZIP
Telephone NumberEmail Address
Model
Date of Original Purchase
Date of Second Owner’s Purchase
Hull Identification Number (HIN)
Warranty Effective Dates
-
Owner’s Signature
Dealer Name
Dealer Signature
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