Yamaha 190 FSH Sport, 190 FSH Deluxe, 190 FSH 2018 Owner's Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for Yamaha 190 FSH Sport, 190 FSH Deluxe, 190 FSH 2018 Owner's Manual PDF

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To the owner Thank you for choosing a Yamaha boat... This owners/operators manual contains informa- tion you will need for proper operation, main- tenance, and care... A thorough understanding of these simple instructions will help you to obtain maximum enjoyment from your new Yamaha... If you have any questions about the operation or maintenance of your boat, please consult a Yamaha Boat Dealer... In this manual, information of particular impor- tance is distinguished in the following ways:

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recommendations... 13 Hazard information... 14 Boat characteristics... 14 Night operation... 15 Wakeboarding and water-skiing... 16 Rules of the road... 17 To get more boating safety

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Pre-operation check points ... 79 Pre-launch checks ... 79 Steering system checks... 79 Remote control lever checks ... 79 Fire extinguisher check... 80 Access port cap check... 81 Jet intake checks ... 82 Fuel system checks ... 82 Engine oil level check ... 82 Battery check ... 83 Bilge water check... 83 Drain plug check ... 83 Blower switch check ... 84 Navigation and anchor lights

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Hitch ... 98 Trailering checklist ... 98 Backing your trailer ... 99 Launching... 99 Loading ... 100 Lifting... 101

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Identification number records Record your Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number, Hull Identification Number (HIN), and engine serial number in the spaces provided to assist you in ordering spare parts from your Yamaha Boat Dealer... Also, record and keep these ID numbers in a separate place in case your boat is stolen...

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Approval label of emission control certificate These labels are attached to the engine unit and to the inside of the engine compartment... (See page 51 for engine hood opening and closing procedures and page 109 for engine cover removal and installation procedures... )

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THIS ENGINE CONFORMS TO U... S... EPA EXHAUST REGULATIONS FOR SI MARINE ENGINES... REFER TO OWNERS MANUAL FOR MAINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS... MEETS U... S... EPA EVAP STANDARDS USING CERTIFIED COMPONENTS

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Important labels Read the following labels before operating this boat... If you need any additional information, contact a Yamaha Boat Dealer...

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Warning labels If any of these labels is damaged or missing, contact a Yamaha Boat Dealer for a replacement...

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All applicable electrical system components installed as original equipment meet appropriate U... S... C... G... requirements for ignition protection... (Ref... 33 CFR 183... 410 and 183... 440)

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This boat is designed to carry the operator, up to 7 passengers, and cargo... Never ex- ceed the maximum load limit or allow more than 8 persons (or 7 persons if the wake- boarder or water-skier is being pulled) to ride in the boat at any time... Weight distribu- tion affects performance... Keep weight in the boat low and evenly distributed from side-to-side and bow-to-stern... Remove any unnecessary cargo and store it on shore...

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Leave a float plan with a responsible per- son on shore... Tell where you plan to go and when you plan to arrive, and provide a de- scription of your boat... Advise this person if your plans change and also when you ar- rive to prevent false alarms... A sample float plan is included on page 127...

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Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to the PFD and keep it free from the steering wheel or other controls so that the engine stops if the operator accidentally leaves the helm... Failure to attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) could result in a runaway boat if the operator is ejected... After operation, remove the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) and the main switch key to avoid accidental starting or unauthorized use by children or others...

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Navigation lights: Your boat is equipped with navigation lights for use between sunset and sunrise, and during periods of reduced visibility, such as fog... Be sure these lights are working and are turned on when necessary... (See pages 45 and 62 for more information... )

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control lever completely back to idle or the neutral position produces only minimum thrust... If you are traveling at speeds above trolling, you will have rapidly decreasing ability to steer without throttle... You may still have some turning ability immediately after moving the remote control lever back to idle, but once the engine slows down, the boat will no longer respond to steering wheel input until you apply throttle again or you reach a trolling speed... Practice turning in an open area without obstructions until you have a good feel for the maneuver...

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Night operation When using your boat before dawn or after dusk, you must have both bow and anchor lights operating... When at anchor in the dark, the anchor light must be lit... (See pages 45 and 62 for instructions... )

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The wakeboarder or water-skier should wear protective clothing... Severe internal in- juries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of falling into the water or while reboarding... Normal swimwear does not adequately protect against forceful wa- ter entry into the rectum or vagina... The per- son being pulled should wear a wetsuit bottom or clothing that provides equivalent protection... Such clothing includes thick, tightly woven, sturdy, and snug-fitting ap- parel such as denim, but does not include spandex or similar fabrics, like those used in bicycle shorts...

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Rules of the road Your Yamaha boat is legally considered a powerboat... Operation of the boat must be in accordance with the rules and regula- tions governing the waterway on which it is used... Just as there are rules that apply when you are driving on streets and highways, there are waterway rules that apply when you are oper- ating your boat... These rules are used interna- tionally, and are also enforced by the United States Coast Guard and local agencies... You should be aware of these rules, and follow them whenever you encounter another vessel on the water... Several sets of rules prevail according to geo- graphic location, but are all basically the same as the International Rules of the Road... The rules presented here in this owners/opera- tors manual are condensed, and have been provided for your convenience only... Consult your local U... S... Coast Guard Auxiliary or De- partment of Motor Vehicles for a complete set of rules governing the waters in which you will be operating your boat... Steering and sailing rules Whenever two vessels on the water meet one another, one vessel has the right-of-way; it is called the stand-on vessel... The vessel that does not have the right-of-way is called the give-way or burdened vessel... These rules determine which vessel has the right-of-way, and what each vessel should do... Stand-on vessel The vessel with the right-of-way has the duty to continue its course and speed, except to avoid an immediate collision... When you main- tain your direction and speed, the other vessel will be able to determine how best to avoid you...

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Crossing When two power-driven vessels are crossing each others path close enough to run the risk of collision, the vessel which has the other on the starboard (right) side must keep out of the way of the other... If the other vessel is on your starboard (right) side, you must keep out of its way; you are the give-way vessel... If the other vessel is on your port (left) side, remember that you should maintain course and direction, provided the other vessel gives you the right- of-way, as it should...

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Other special situations There are three other rules you should be aware of when operating your boat around other vessels... Narrow channels and bends When navigating in narrow channels, you should keep to the right when it is safe and practical to do so... If the operator of a power- driven vessel is preparing to go around a bend that may obstruct the view of other water vessels, the operator should sound a pro- longed blast of four to six seconds on the horn... If another vessel is around the bend, it too should sound the horn... Even if no reply is heard, however, the vessel should still pro- ceed around the bend with caution... Fishing vessel right-of-way All vessels fishing with nets, lines, or trawls are considered to be fishing vessels under the International Rules... Vessels with trolling lines are not considered fishing vessels... Fish- ing vessels have the right-of-way regardless of position... Fishing vessels cannot, however, impede the passage of other vessels in nar- row channels... Sailing vessel right-of-way Sailing vessels should normally be given the right-of-way... The exceptions to this are: (1) When the sailing vessel is overtaking the

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This system uses buoys and signs with distinctive shapes and colors to show regulatory or ad- visory information... These markers are white with black letters and orange borders... They signify speed zones, restricted areas, danger areas, and general information...

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Enjoy your boat responsibly You share the areas you enjoy when operat- ing your boat with others and with nature... So your enjoyment includes a responsibility to treat these other people, and the lands, wa- ters, and wildlife with respect and courtesy... Whenever and wherever you are boating, think of yourself as the guest of those around you... Remember, for example, that the sound of your boat may be music to you, but it could be just noise to others... And the exciting splash of your wake can make waves others wont enjoy... Avoid riding close to shoreline homes and waterfowl nesting areas or other wildlife areas, and keep a respectful distance from fishermen, other boats, swimmers, and populated beaches... When travel in areas like these is unavoidable, operate slowly and obey all laws... Remember that pollution can be harmful to the environment... Do not refuel or add oil where a spill could cause damage to nature... Keep your surroundings pleasant for the peo- ple and wildlife that share the waterways: dont litter! When you go boating responsibly, with re- spect and courtesy for others, you help en- sure that our waterways stay open for the enjoyment of a variety of recreational opportu- nities...

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Lanyard The cord or tether that connects the operator to the engine shut-off switch so the engine will stop if the operator accidentally leaves the helm...

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1 Anchor storage compartment (page 52) 2 Bow storage compartment (page 52) 3 Handgrip 4 Pedestal seat (190 FSH Deluxe) (page 49) 5 Rod holder (page 58) 6 Front console seat (page 49, 53) 7 T-top (190 FSH Sport) (page 67) 8 Windshield (page 61) 9 Bimini top (190 FSH Sport) (page 68) 10 Anchor light (page 45, 62) 11 Cleat 12 Bow eye 13 Bow light (page 45)

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1 Swim platform (page 64) 2 Cleat 3 Wet storage compartment (page 57) 4 Rod holder (page 58) 5 Ski tow hook 6 Anchor light socket (page 62) 7 Engine hood (page 51) 8 Handgrip 9 Reboarding grip 10 Bucket storage compartment (page 58) 11 Livewell (page 59) 12 Jump seat (page 50) 13 Bilge pump outlet (page 76) 14 Cooling water pilot outlet (page 86) 15 Courtesy light (page 45) 16 Speaker

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1 Ladder (page 64) 2 Stern eye 3 Hull drain plug (page 75) 4 Shift gate (page 31) 5 Jet thrust nozzle 6 Articulating keel (page 32) 7 Speed sensor 8 Intake grate

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1 Main switch (page 30) 2 Blower switch (page 45) 3 Switch circuit breaker (page 47) 4 Engine shut-off switch (page 28) 5 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) (page 28) 6 Multi-function display unit (page 34) 7 Compass 8 Remote control lever (page 30) 9 Horn switch (page 46) 10 Courtesy light switch (page 45) 11 Navigation and anchor lights switch (page 45) 12 ACC1 switch (page 46) 13 ACC2 switch (page 46) 14 Glove compartment (page 56) 15 Steering wheel (page 32)

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1 Fuse box (cover) (page 120) 2 Blower (page 84) 3 Engine oil filler cap (page 73) 4 Engine cover (page 109) 5 Dipstick (page 73) 6 Air filter case 7 Spark plug/Ignition coil

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Battery switches (190 FSH Sport/ 190 FSH Deluxe) The batteries and switch assembly are locat- ed in the battery compartment... This boat uses two marine batteries... One bat- tery is designated as the start battery... The start battery is connected to the starter circuit on the engine to provide current for the starter motor... The other battery is designated as the house battery... The house battery provides power for the various accessory circuits on the boat, such as the circuits for the lighting, bilge pump, blowers and audio system...

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In normal operation, keep the START and HOUSE switches in the ON position... Keep the EMERG PARALLEL switch in the OFF position... This setting allows both batter- ies to be charged automatically while the en- gine is running... NOTICE: Do not turn the HOUSE switch to the OFF position if the boat is moored in the water as it will pre- vent the anchor light from functioning... If the start battery is discharged, turn the EMERG PARALLEL switch to the ON posi- tion to start the engine... Once the engine is

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A single lever controls both throttle and shift- ing... Moving the remote control lever forward from the neutral position shifts into the forward position, and then as the lever is moved far- ther, accelerates the engine for more thrust... Moving the lever back from the neutral posi- tion shifts into the reverse position, and then as the lever is moved farther, accelerates the engine for more thrust...

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Forward When the remote control lever is initially moved to the forward position and the boat is operating at a slow speed, the shift gate is lift- ed up slightly from the neutral position and jet thrust is directed downward at an angle... This function, which is called the thrust directional enhancer (TDE), helps to provide good han- dling response when the steering wheel is turned, even though there is less thrust avail- able at low engine speeds...

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Steering Your boat can be steered by turning the steer- ing wheel the same direction you wish to trav- el, to the right or left... When the steering wheel is turned, the angle of the jet thrust nozzle at the rear of the craft is changed, and the change in direction of the jet thrust nozzle changes the direction of the boat accordingly... In addition, the direction of the articulating keel changes according to the movement of the jet thrust nozzle...

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of your turn... If you turn to starboard, for exam- ple, the stern of the boat will swing to the left... Keep this in mind when navigating near a per- son in the water, such as a down wakeboard- er or water-skier, or an obstacle, such as a dock...

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5 Data bar Shows various types of data... This bar will ap- pear only if there are no current warnings... The displayed data can be changed by tapping the left arrow or right arrow... (See the Data bar... )

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TIP: To change the information displayed in the data bar, tap the left arrow or right arrow... The information displayed in the data bar changes in the following order: Average fuel consumption Trip distance Fuel rate Fuel used Engine hours Water temperature

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Shows the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank... Depending on the amount of remain- ing fuel, the bar graph is displayed in 3 colors: green, orange, and red...

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TIP: When IMPERIAL is selected, the time is dis- played in the 12-hour format... When METRIC is selected, the time is displayed in the 24-hour format...

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Setting the day mode and night mode The multi-function display has a day mode and a night mode... When the bow light or anchor light is turned on, the multi-function display will enter the night mode and the display brightness will de- crease... Tap the button to adjust the brightness of the display... The brightness can be set separately for the day mode and for the night mode...

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The default settings are as follows: Day mode brightness: 100% Night mode brightness: 50% Unit: IMPERIAL Language: English

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Operating the boat with a minimal wake (no-wake mode) The no-wake mode is useful for operating the boat at a steady speed with a minimal wake... This is especially convenient when traveling in harbors, channels, or other areas posted with low speed limits as no wake zones... The no-wake mode can be activated only when the engines are operating at idle speed... To activate the no-wake mode: (1) Put the remote control levers in the TDE

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Operating the boat at a steady speed (cruise assist) The cruise assist feature is for steady engine speed operation when the boat is traveling above no-wake speeds... The cruise assist is available for use whenever the engines are running above 3000 rpm and below 7000 rpm... To activate the cruise assist: (1) Push the remote control levers forward to

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Operating the boat in reverse with more thrust (reverse RPM control) Engine speed in reverse is limited to approxi- mately 4500 rpm... If more thrust is required when the boat is traveling in reverse, use the reverse RPM control... WARNING! Be pre- pared to reduce throttle as soon as the boat moves as desired... Otherwise, the boat may become unstable, which could result in loss of control and an accident... To activate the reverse RPM control: (1) Move the remote control levers backward

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Low oil pressure warning If the oil pressure does not rise to specifica- tion, a warning will appear on the multi-func- tion display and the buzzer will sound... If a fault is detected for the engine, Low Oil Pres- sure will be displayed... At the same time, the engine speed is automatically limited to help prevent damage... If this occurs, reduce the en- gine speed, return to shore or maneuver to a safe location, and check the engine oil level... (See page 73 for engine oil level checking procedures... ) If the oil level is low, add enough engine oil to raise it to the proper level... If the oil level is suf- ficient, have a Yamaha Boat Dealer check the engine...

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Generic warning If a generic error is detected, a warning will appear on the multi-function display and the buzzer will sound... If this occurs, reduce the engine speed, return to shore, and have a Yamaha Boat Dealer check the boat... When a generic error is detected, the follow- ing warning messages are displayed... Engine Communication Error Low Fuel Time since last maintenance High Battery Voltage Low Battery Voltage

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Navigation and anchor lights switch This toggle switch controls the bow light and anchor light... Push the right side of the switch to turn on both the bow light and anchor light for night running (NAV)... Push the left side of the switch to operate the anchor light alone when anchored at night (ANC)... Put the switch in the middle position to turn off all lights... (See page 62 for more information... )

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Aerator switch Use this switch to circulate the water in the livewell... Push the MNL side of the switch to circulate water continuously in the livewell... Push the AUTO side of the switch to circu- late water in the livewell according to the on and off operation settings... Put the switch in the middle position to stop circulating water... (See page 39 for information on setting the automatic operation settings... )

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Switch circuit breakers The electrical circuit for each switch is protect- ed by a circuit breaker... If the button pops out, push it back in with your finger... If it pops out again, ask a Yamaha Boat Dealer to inspect the electrical system...

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Stereo system A stereo receiver is standard... The stereo sys- tem consists of the receiver, speakers, auxil- iary input jack, USB terminal, and Bluetooth... Refer to the stereo system Operation Manual included with your boat...

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Passengers must always sit in a designat- ed seating area, place feet on the deck, and hold on to the handgrips when the boat is in motion...

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190 FSH Sport/190 FSH Deluxe: The leaning post for these models is equipped with a backrest... The position of the backrest can be changed by pulling the strap toward the bow or toward the stern... By moving the backrest, you can change the seating position of the leaning post to face the bow or face the stern...

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Engine hood The engine hood can be opened to access the engine... The engine hood latch is located under the front of the leaning post... To open the engine hood, pull the engine hood latch up and lift the engine hood... NOTICE: Do not open the engine hood while the anchor light is installed... Other- wise, the anchor light could be damaged...

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Bow storage compartments The 2 bow storage compartments are located to the rear of the anchor storage compart- ment... To open a bow storage compartment: (1) Pull the lock handle up... (2) Turn the lock handle, and then open the

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Lockable storage compartment The lockable storage compartment is located on the bow side of the console... The lockable storage compartment has a large compartment suitable for use as an on- board changing room and can also accommo- date a portable toilet (not included)... WARNING! Do not open the lockable stor- age compartment while the boat is mov- ing... The lockable storage compartment lid could block your vision of others... In addi- tion, the lockable storage compartment lid could close unexpectedly due to the movement of the boat and you could be pinched... Carbon monoxide (CO) can cause brain damage or death... Carbon monoxide can be present in this compart- ment... Signs of carbon monoxide poison- ing include nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and lack of consciousness... Get fresh air if anyone shows signs of car- bon monoxide poisoning... To open the lockable storage compartment: While pulling the lockable storage compart- ment latch, lift the lockable storage compart- ment lid...

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To close the lockable storage compartment: Push the lockable storage compartment lid down to securely lock it in place... To lock the lockable storage compartment: (1) Close the lockable storage compartment... (2) Insert the lockable storage compartment

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Curtain/curtain rails (190 FSH Sport/ 190 FSH Deluxe) The curtain can be installed when the lock- able storage compartment is open... To install the curtain: (1) Insert the curtain into the curtain rails...

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To close the glove compartment: Close the glove compartment lid, and then push it to securely lock it in place... To lock the glove compartment: (1) Close the glove compartment... (2) Insert the glove compartment key into the

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Storage pocket The storage pocket is located on the star- board side of the glove compartment... The storage pocket is equipped with an auxil- iary input jack and USB terminal for the stereo system, and a 12 V DC outlet...

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Bucket storage compartment The bucket storage compartment is located on the starboard side of the wet storage com- partment... To open the bucket storage compartment: While pulling the bucket storage compartment latch up, lift the bucket storage compartment lid...

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Livewell The livewell for holding live bait and fish is lo- cated on the starboard side of the boat at the stern... The livewell can hold 18 gallons of water...

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The battery compartment is located on the port side of the boat at the stern... To open the battery compartment: (1) Pull the lock handle up... (2) Turn the lock handle, and then open the

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To close the battery compartment: (1) Close the battery compartment lid... (2) Turn the lock handle and make sure that

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Anchor light The boat is equipped with a removable an- chor light... The anchor light is stored in the lockable stor- age compartment... (See page 45 for informa- tion on the anchor light on... ) To set up the anchor light: (1) Open the lockable storage compartment...

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(5) Open the cap of the anchor light socket, fit the protrusion on the anchor light into the slot in the socket, and then install the light into the socket...

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Stay away from the swim platform area while the engine is running... Exhaust gas- es coming from underneath it contain car- bon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas which may cause brain damage or death when inhaled... Symptoms include nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness...

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If the jet wash system will not be used for an extended period, turn the shut-off valve to the closed position... Before us- ing the jet wash system, make sure that the shut-off valve is in the open position... If water leaks from the hose fitting or coil hose or if you notice any other problem, turn the shut-off valve to the closed po- sition immediately...

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To stop using the jet wash: (1) Push the jet wash switch... (2) Stop the engine... (See page 89... ) (3) Push the collar on the hose fitting inward,

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T-top (190 FSH Sport) The bimini top can be installed to use the T-top as a sunshade or rain cover for the leaning post... (See page 68 for bimini top removal and installation procedures... ) When storing the boat, the T-top can be re- moved...

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Bimini top (190 FSH Sport) The T-top is equipped with a bimini top, which can be used as a sunshade or rain cover for the leaning post... The bimini top can be removed and installed...

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Bimini top (190 FSH Deluxe) Setting up the bimini top To set up the bimini top: (1) Raise the bimini top...

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Do not trailer the boat with the bimini top in the fully extended or upright storage po- sition... Put the bimini top in the fully col- lapsed position to avoid damage...

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Trailering with the bimini top The bimini top must be secured to the boat when it is being trailered... When the boat is trailered with a genuine Yamaha boat cover, simply store the bimini top in the fully col- lapsed position and install the boat cover... If a boat cover is not used, wrap an elastic cord around the top and secure the ends to the ski tow hook to restrict movement...

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fuel meets minimum octane ratings... E-85 is a fuel blend containing 85% ethanol and there- fore must not be used in this boat... All ethanol blends containing more than 10% ethanol can cause fuel system damage or engine perfor- mance problems... Yamaha does not recommend gasohol con- taining methanol because it can cause fuel system damage and engine performance problems... To fill the fuel tank: (1) Before refueling, turn off the engine... Nev-

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Engine Med RX Fuel Additive As the fuel mixture burns in your engines combustion chambers, carbon deposits are left behind... Over time, these deposits can re- duce performance and even cause engine damage... Marine engines tend to run at lower operating temperatures than other engines, making them more likely to accumulate these harmful deposits... Engine Med RX, available from your Yamaha Boat Dealer, is formulated to remove existing deposits and, when used continuously, pre- vent new ones from forming, while also help- ing to keep fuel injectors and other fuel system components clean for proper perfor- mance and longer engine life...

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(4) Insert the dipstick back into the dipstick tube completely... Remove the dipstick again and check that the engine oil level is between the minimum level mark and maximum level mark...

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Draining the bilge water from the fuel tank compartment If there is fuel or a fuel/water mixture in the fuel tank compartment, wipe it up immediately with dry rags... WARNING! This indicates a fuel leak... Do not operate the boat until the source of the fuel leak is found and cor- rected... Gasoline and its vapors are highly flammable and explosive... (1) Open the engine hood...

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Bilge pump Your boat is equipped with a drainage system that channels water that enters the boat from the storage compartments to the bilge under the engine compartment... When the bilge pump switch is turned on, the bilge pump will operate... Even if the bilge pump switch is not turned on, the bilge pump will detect when there is ex- cessive water in the bilge and will automati- cally drain most of it through the bilge pump outlet... This function works automatically even if the battery switch is turned to the off posi- tion...

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The engine break-in period is essential to al- low the various components of the engine to wear and polish themselves to the correct op- erating clearances... This ensures proper per- formance and promotes longer component life... (1) Check the engine oil level... (See page 73

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Pre-operation checklist Before operating this boat, perform the checks in the following checklist... Always follow the inspec- tion and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this owners/operators manual... Pre-operation checks should be made each time the boat is used... These checks can be com- pleted in a short time... It is worth the time spent to ensure safety and reliability...

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Make sure the jet thrust nozzle changes direc- tions as the steering wheel is turned... The jet thrust nozzle should point to starboard (right) when the wheel is turned to the right... The jet thrust nozzle should point to port (left) when the wheel is turned to the left... There should not be free play between the steering wheel and the jet thrust nozzle... In addition, check that the direction of the articulating keel changes according to the movement of the jet thrust nozzle...

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the craft carry a USCG-approved fire extin- guisher whenever the boat is operated... Make sure at least one fire extinguisher is aboard and full; two fire extinguishers are rec- ommended... See the instructions supplied by the extinguisher manufacturer to determine the indication of the condition... A fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this boat... If you do not have a fire extin- guisher, contact your local Yamaha Boat Dealer or fire extinguisher dealer for one meeting the proper specifications...

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A FIRE-PORT is mounted below the lean- ing post... Use this port to spray the contents of a fire extinguisher into the engine compart- ment if a fire breaks out in the engine area... WARNING! If there is a fire in the engine compartment, opening the hatch will add more oxygen to the fire, increasing the risk of a larger fire or an explosion... If you see smoke or otherwise suspect a fire, you can look through the transparent flaps of the FIRE-PORT to look for signs of flames... If there is a fire, push the nozzle of the fire ex- tinguisher through the FIRE-PORT and fol- low the manufacturers instructions to empty the contents of the fire extinguisher into the engine compartment... A clean agent type fire extinguisher is rec- ommended; a chemical-type fire extinguisher may not be adequate in this application...

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In some cases, the engine may overheat be- cause of a lack of cooling water, and damage could result... If the jet intake is clogged, clean it... (See page 118 for information on the jet in- take... ) WARNING! Rotating parts could cause severe injury or death... Before at- tempting to remove weeds or debris from the jet intake or impeller areas; shut off the engine, remove the main switch key, and

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Drain plug check Loosen the drain plugs and remove them, and then make sure that the plugs and the O-rings on the hull drain plugs are not damaged and that there is no foreign material on the threads or the O-rings on the hull drain plugs... NOTICE: Before installing the drain plugs, clean the drain plug threads and the O-rings on the hull drain plugs to remove any foreign materials, such as dirt or sand... Otherwise, the drain plugs could be dam- aged, allowing water to enter the engine compartment or the fuel tank compart- ment... Make sure that the drain plugs are tightened securely before launching the boat... Otherwise, water may flood the boat and cause it to submerge... Securely install the drain plugs by tightening them until they stop...

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Gasoline vapors can explode... Before starting the engine, check the engine com- partment for gasoline, gasoline vapors, and loose electrical connections, and then operate the blower for at least 4 minutes... Do not start the engine or operate the blower if you can smell gasoline vapors in the engine compartment or if there are any loose electrical connections... Contact a Yamaha Boat Dealer if there is a problem you cannot locate or correct...

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Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) check Make sure that the engine shut-off cord (lan- yard) is not damaged... If the cord is damaged, replace it... WARNING! Never try to repair the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) or tie it together... The engine shut-off cord (lan- yard) may not pull free when the operator falls off, allowing the boat to continue to run and cause an accident...

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A continuous flow of water from the pilot outlet shows that water is flowing through the engine cooling water passages... If wa- ter is not flowing out of the pilot outlet dur- ing operation, do not continue to run the engine... Overheating and serious damage could occur... (See Over temperature warning on page 43 for more informa- tion... )

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Driving your boat Getting to know your boat Operating your boat requires skills acquired through practice over a period of time... Take the time to learn the basic techniques well be- fore attempting more difficult maneuvers... Boating with your new boat can be a very en- joyable activity, providing you with hours of pleasure... But it is essential to familiarize your- self with the operation of the boat to achieve the skill necessary to enjoy boating safely... Before operating this boat, read this own- ers/operators manual, the Operation Instruc- tion card, and all labels on the boat... Pay particular attention to the safety information beginning on page 10... Also, watch the Basic Orientation Video provided with your boat... These materials should give you an under- standing of the boat and its operation... This boat is designed to carry one operator and up to 7 passengers...

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(1) Always make sure the boat is launched and used in waters that are free from weeds and debris, and at least 90 cm (3 ft) deep from the bottom of the boat... WARNING! Never operate in water that is less than 90 cm (3 ft) deep from the bottom of the boat... You increase your chance of hitting an underwater ob- stacle... You could be injured... Pebbles or sand can also be sucked into the jet intake, damaging the impeller...

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position... The starter motor will not oper- ate unless the remote control lever is in neutral... Turn the main switch key to the start position and release it when the en- gine starts... If the engine does not start af- ter 5 seconds of cranking, release the key... Wait at least 15 seconds before try- ing to start the engine again...

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Leaving a dock Because boats steer from the stern, the stern first moves in the direction opposite your de- sired turn... It is especially important to under- stand this characteristic when leaving a dock... If you move the remote control lever to the for- ward position and simply turn the steering wheel to steer the bow away from the dock, as you would when driving a car out of a parking space, you will drive the stern of the boat into the dock... The following steps are basic maneuvering techniques which can be used in most circum- stances: (1) With the engine idling and the bow still

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C... Pulling the remote control lever back to idle or neutral position produces only minimum thrust... If you are traveling at speeds above trolling, you will have rap- idly decreasing ability to steer without throttle... You may still have some turning ability immediately after pulling the re- mote control lever back to idle, but when the engine slows down, the boat will no longer respond to steering wheel input until you apply throttle again or you reach a trolling speed... At trolling speed, the boat can be turned gradually by steering wheel position alone using just the amount of thrust available at engine idle...

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The boat is not equipped with a separate braking system... It is stopped by water resis- tance after the remote control lever is moved back to idle... From full speed, the boat stops in approximately 107 m (350 ft) after the remote control lever is moved back to idle... The stop- ping distance varies depending on gross weight, water surface conditions, and wind di- rection... The stated straight-line stopping dis- tance should be used for a reference... The boat slows down as soon as the remote con- trol lever is returned to idle but will coast for a distance before fully stopping... If you are not sure you can stop in time before hitting an ob- stacle, apply throttle and turn in another direc- tion...

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(3) Approach the dock at idle speed... Use re- verse as necessary during slow-speed maneuvering to help control speed and direction... Position the boat according to wind and water conditions... WARNING! Do not use your hand, arm, or other parts of your body to try to keep the boat from hitting the dock... You could be injured if the boat pushes against the dock...

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Small pebbles, sand, seaweed, and oth- er debris can be sucked into the jet in- take and impair or damage the impeller... Always stop the engine before beaching the boat... Be sure the boat is in water 90 cm (3 ft) deep from the bottom of the boat before starting the engine again...

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To cross a wake or swell, change your speed and choose the angle at which you cross the wake or swell... Usually, a slower speed and quartering the wake (crossing at an angle) will reduce the jolt... Two other things you may notice... The first is that crossing a group of wakes or swells is not as easy or smooth as crossing just one wake... The second is that when you quarter the wake or swell, the boat will try to steer away from the wake or swell... When crossing at a 45 an- gle, you may not notice this, but at a smaller angle, say 10, it can be very strong... Be pre- pared to steer and balance as necessary...

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Post-operation checks These post-operation procedures are devel- oped to help preserve the long-term appear- ance and reliability of your boat... Perform these procedures as soon as possible after the boat is loaded back on the trailer after the days use... Some owners prefer to moor their boat sea- sonally, rather than keeping it on the trailer between uses... Extended mooring is not recommended... Proper flushing of the cool- ing system is not possible with the boat in the water... In addition, conditions such as stray electrical voltage in the water, marine organ- isms, and saltwater corrosion can adversely affect the life of many boat components... NOTICE: Leaving the boat in the water for extended periods will accelerate the rate of normal deterioration of the jet pump components, sacrificial anodes, hull finish and other components... If you do decide to moor your boat, be sure to remove it from the water periodically to clean the hull and jet pump area... The frequency of maintenance required will depend upon whether the water is salt water or fresh water and other local water conditions... (1) After putting the boat on the trailer, flush

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(11) Use the included boat cover, or store the boat in a building or under a canopy or carport in order to prevent rain from fall- ing onto the boat... Because all of the wa- ter will not be drained from the deck automatically, take sufficient measures to prevent rainwater from entering the boat... NOTICE: Make sure that the turnbuck- les on the boat cover do not contact the boat directly when using the cov- er... Otherwise, the boat could be dam- aged...

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Use safety chains between the towing vehicle and the trailer so the trailer will not detach completely from the towing vehicle if it acci- dentally comes loose from the hitch ball... Crisscross the chains under the trailer tongue so the tongue will not hit the road surface if it falls loose... Rig the chains as tightly as possi- ble while allowing just enough slack to permit tight turns... Be sure the tongue weight (vertical weight on the hitch point) is correct... Generally, 5% to 10% of the combined weight of the boat and trailer should be on the tongue... Too much or too little weight can cause difficult steering or trailer swaying...

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While traveling, check the wheel hubs on the trailer whenever you park... If a hub feels abnormally hot, have the bearing inspected before continuing your trip... On longer trips, it is a good idea to carry a set of spare wheel bearings, seals, and races...

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Each launch may have particular differences, such as ramp angle, prevailing wind, waves, and water currents... If possible, watch a cou- ple of boaters launch their boats first to notice any problems... While every boater develops a preferred launch procedure, here is a recom- mended general procedure:

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Be sure all people are standing clear, and then lift the boat slowly and just far enough to verify that the boat is securely held and properly balanced... If necessary, lower the boat again and adjust the slings...

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(4) Make sure that the area around the boat is clear, and then start the engine... Imme- diately after the engine starts, fully turn the water supply on so that water flows out continually from the jet thrust nozzle and cooling water pilot outlet... NOTICE: Never turn on the water before starting the engine... The water could flow back through the muffler into the crankcase causing severe engine damage... Be sure to turn on the water immediately after starting the engine to prevent en- gine overheating...

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(4) Clean the engine and bilge areas with Yamaclean Bilge Cleaner or an equiv- alent and rinse with fresh water... Drain all water and wipe up any remaining mois- ture with clean, dry rags... NOTICE: Be careful not to get water on the air filter area or electrical components... Do not use high-pressure water when rinsing the engine or engine compartment as severe engine damage could result...

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(7) Securely install the hull drain plugs by tightening them until they stop... NOTICE: Before installing the hull drain plugs, clean the drain plug threads and O-rings to remove any foreign materi- als, such as dirt or sand... Otherwise, the hull drain plugs could be dam- aged, allowing water to enter the hull... Check the O-rings on the hull drain plugs and make sure that the hull drain plugs are tightened securely be- fore launching the boat... Otherwise, water may flood the boat and cause it to submerge...

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Basic stain guide Here are basic steps to remove common stains from boat upholstery... Consult a Yamaha Boat Dealer or upholstery-cleaning professional for difficult stains...

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(2) Follow the battery manufacturers instruc- tions for charging... WARNING! When charging a battery, keep it well away from sparks and open flames, as it gives off explosive gases... When using a battery charger, connect the battery to the charger before you turn on the charger... This will prevent sparking at the terminals that could ignite battery gases...

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Fuel system Fill the fuel tank with fresh fuel, adding one ounce of Fuel Med RX, available from your Yamaha Boat Dealer, to each gallon of fuel or use an equivalent according to the manufac- turers instructions... (See page 72 for informa- tion on filling the fuel tank... ) Do not top off the tank, because fuel could spill... A full fuel tank is less likely to allow condensation to collect in the tank, reducing the chance of contaminat- ed fuel... Running the engine with treated fuel during cooling system flushing will also help protect the fuel system...

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Bearing housing Grease the bearing housing through the grease nipple... NOTICE: Fill the grease slowly and carefully, because it can dam- age the hose and the joints... The first service should be done after 10 hours or 1 month by a Yamaha Boat Dealer... Fill the bearing housing with water-resistant grease through the grease nipple...

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Owners/operators manual and tool kit It is advisable to always carry the owners/op- erators manual and tool kit with you whenev- er you use the boat... To protect these materials from water dam- age, it would be a good idea to put them in a waterproof bag... If your owners/operators manual is damaged, order a replacement from a Yamaha Boat Dealer... The service information included in this man- ual is intended to provide you, the owner, with the necessary information for completing your own preventive maintenance and minor re- pairs... The tools provided in the owners tool kit are sufficient for this purpose, except that a torque wrench is also necessary for tightening nuts and bolts properly...

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(2) Install the engine cover screws, and then tighten them to the specified torque...

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Periodic maintenance chart The periodic maintenance chart gives general guidelines for periodic maintenance... Have a Yamaha dealer perform the checks in the following chart... However, maintenance may need to be performed more frequently depending on your operating conditions... If you have any ques- tions, consult a Yamaha dealer... This mark indicates items to be checked and serviced by a Yamaha dealer...

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Throttle body Lubricate throttle valve Anode (engine) Check for corrosion *2 Valve clearance Check and adjust *2 Rubber coupling Check for looseness and noise Engine mount Check for damage and peeling Cooling water hose and cooling water pi- lot outlet hose

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Impeller duct Check and lubricate Jet thrust nozzle Check movement, and lubricate Intermediate housing Lubricate Anode (jet pump unit) Check for corrosion

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Maximum fuel consumption 48... 5 L/h (12... 8 US gal/h, 10... 7 Imp... gal/h)

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Engine oil quantity without oil filter replacement 3... 5 L (3... 70 US qt, 3... 08 Imp... qt)

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Troubleshooting If you have any trouble with your boat, use this section to check for the possible cause... If you cannot find the cause or if the procedure for replacement or repair is not described in this own- ers/operators manual, ask your Yamaha Boat Dealer or a qualified mechanic for the proper service...

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Fuel tank Water or dirt present Have serviced by Yamaha Boat Dealer

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If weeds or debris get caught in the intake or impeller, cavitation can occur, and though the engine speed rises, forward thrust will de- crease... If this condition is allowed to continue, jet pump damage can occur and the engine may overheat and seize... If there is any sign that a jet intake or impeller is clogged with weeds or debris, follow this clean-out proce- dure... (1) Turn off and remove the main switch key,

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(6) To reinstall the access port cap, first clean off any sand or other foreign matter from the cap or port surfaces... Apply a light coat of Yamalube Waterproof Ma- rine Grease (P/N: ACC-GREAS-10-CT), if available, to the seal of the access port cap... If grease is not available, apply the grease during the post-operation checks...

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(4) Start the engine, and then disconnect the jumper cables by reversing the above steps... NOTICE: Do not turn the main switch key for more than 5 seconds... If the engine does not start in 5 seconds, release the main switch key and try again after 15 seconds... Continuous cranking for more than 5 seconds will discharge the battery and the engine will not start... The starter motor may also be damaged if it is engaged con- tinuously for more than 5 seconds...

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(3) When replacing an accessory fuse and bilge fuse, remove the fuse holder... (See page 60 for battery compartment opening and closing procedures... )

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The boat should be towed only if it becomes inoperative... The towing rope should be long enough so that the boat will not collide with the towing boat when slowing down... A good rule of thumb is a tow rope which is three times the combined length of the towing boat and the boat... Tow the boat using the bow eye only... Tow the boat at a no-wake speed... NOTICE: Do not

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PERIOD OF WARRANTY: The hull and deck on any new Yamaha Boat purchased for pleasure use from an authorized Yamaha Boat dealer in the United States will be warranted against major structural defects for a period of five (5) years in pleasure use, or for one (1) year in commercial applications... All other Yamaha Boat components will be warranted against defects in material or workmanship, subject to exclusions noted herein, for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase in pleasure use, or ninety (90) days from the date of purchase in commercial applications...

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EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY: Yamaha warrants to the ultimate purchaser and any subsequent owner, that the exhaust emission control components on this engine are designed, built and equipped so as to conform at the time of sale with applicable regulations under section 213 of the Clean Air Act and that this engine is free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause said engine to fail to conform with applicable regulations for thirty (30) months from the date of purchase or 175 hours of operation, whichever comes first... For evaporative emission components, for a failure that will increase evaporative emissions, the warranty coverage is two (2) years from the date of purchase... Some states may have different emission control warranty provisions... As these vary from state to state, consult your Yamaha dealer or contact Yamaha Customer Relations at 1-800-962-7926 for more information...

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The federal government requires each manufacturer to maintain a complete, up-to-date list of all first purchasers against the possibility of a safety-related defect and recall... This list is compiled from the purchase registrations sent to Yamaha Motor Corporation, U... S... A... by the selling dealer at the time of your purchase... If you should move after you have purchased your new boat, please advise us of your new address by sending a postcard listing your Yamaha model name, engine number, dealer number [or deal- ers name] as it is shown on your warranty card, your name and new mailing address... Mail to:

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This excellent Y... E... S... plan coverage is only available to Yamaha owners like you, and only while your Yamaha is still within the first year of the Yamaha Limited Warranty period... So visit your authorized Yamaha dealer to get all the facts... He can show you how easy it is to protect your investment with Yamaha Extended Service... We urge you to act now... Youll get the excellent benefits of TRIP coverage right away, and youll rest easy knowing youll have strong factory-backed protection even after your Yamaha Limited Warranty expires... See your dealer today!

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Sample float plan Leave a float plan with a responsible person on shore before boating... The example below can be copied and used...

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E Emergency procedures ... 118 Emission control information ... 2 Engine break-in ... 77 Engine cover, removing and installing ... 109 Engine hood ... 51 Engine oil ... 73 Engine oil level check... 82 Engine oil requirement ... 73 Engine serial number ... 1 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) check ... 85 Engine shut-off switch ... 28 Engine shut-off switch check... 86 Engine wellness display ... 38 Enjoy your boat responsibly ... 21

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(aerator button) ... 39 Setting the day mode and night mode ... 38 Setting the display language ... 39 Setting the time ... 37 Specifications ... 114 Starting the engine ... 87 Steering... 32 Steering system checks ... 79 Stereo system ... 48 Stopping the boat ... 92 Stopping the engine ... 89 Storage compartments ... 52 Swim platform and ladder ... 64

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T Tilt lever... 33 To get more boating safety information... 21 Towing the boat... 122 Trailering checklist ... 98 Trailering the boat ... 98 Troubleshooting ... 116 Troubleshooting chart ... 116 Turning the boat ... 90

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