Yamaha 210 FSH Sport, 210 FSH Deluxe, 210 FSH 2018 Owner's Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for Yamaha 210 FSH Sport, 210 FSH Deluxe, 210 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 ... 83 Pre-launch checks ... 83 Steering system checks... 83 Remote control lever checks ... 83 Fire extinguisher check... 84 Access port cap check... 85 Jet intake checks ... 86 Fuel system checks ... 86 Engine oil level check ... 86 Battery check ... 87 Bilge water check... 87 Drain plug check ... 87 Blower switch check ... 88 Navigation and anchor lights

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Hitch ... 103 Trailering checklist ... 103 Backing your trailer ... 104 Launching... 104 Loading ... 105 Lifting... 106

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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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Emission control information This engine family conforms to U... S... Environ- mental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for marine SI engines applicable at the time of manufacture... This engine is certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline...

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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 9 passengers, and cargo... Never ex- ceed the maximum load limit or allow more than 10 persons (or 9 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 131...

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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 48 and 64 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 48 and 64 for instructions... ) 210 FSH Deluxe/210 FSH

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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 Front starboard seat (page 52) 2 Handgrip 3 Rod holder (page 60) 4 Front console seat (page 52) 5 Windshield (page 63) 6 Anchor light (page 48, 64) 7 Fuel tank filler cap (page 74) 8 Leaning post (page 52) 9 Jump seat (page 52) 10 Courtesy light (page 48) 11 Speaker 12 Cleat 13 Front port seat (page 52)

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1 Front starboard seat (page 52) 2 Handgrip 3 Rod holder (page 60) 4 Front console seat (page 52) 5 T-top (page 70) 6 Windshield (page 63) 7 Bimini top (page 70) 8 Anchor light (page 48, 64) 9 Fuel tank filler cap (page 74) 10 Leaning post (page 52) 11 Jump seat (page 52) 12 Courtesy light (page 48) 13 Speaker 14 Cleat 15 Front port seat (page 52) 16 Bow light (page 48)

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1 Swim platform (page 66) 2 Cleat 3 Wet storage compartment (page 59) 4 Rod holder (page 60) 5 Ski tow hook 6 Engine hood (page 53) 7 Enclosed storage compartment (page 57) 8 Handgrip 9 Bow light (page 48) 10 Speaker 11 Courtesy light (page 48) 12 Cooling water pilot outlet (page 90) 13 Bilge pump outlet (page 78) 14 Jump seat (page 52) 15 Livewell (page 61) 16 Reboarding grip

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1 Cleat 2 Reboarding grip 3 Ski tow hook 4 Ladder (page 66) 5 Stern eye 6 Shift gate (page 32) 7 Jet thrust nozzle 8 Intake grate 9 Speed sensor 10 Hull drain plug (page 78) 11 Articulating keel (page 33)

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1 Tachometer (page 35) 2 Multi-function display unit (page 35) 3 Compass 4 Stereo receiver (page 51) 5 Handgrip 6 Storage pocket (page 59) 7 Remote control lever (page 32) 8 Jet wash switch (page 47) 9 No-wake mode/cruise assist switch (page 47) 10 Tilt lever (page 34) 11 Glove compartment (page 58) 12 Steering wheel (page 33)

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1 Main switch (page 31) 2 Switch circuit breaker (page 50) 3 Engine shut-off switch (page 30) 4 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) (page 30) 5 Blower switch (page 47) 6 Navigation and anchor lights switch (page 48) 7 Courtesy light switch (page 48) 8 Accessory switch 1 (page 47) 9 Accessory switch 2 (page 47) 10 Aerator switch (page 47) 11 Livewell switch (page 47) 12 Bilge pump switch (page 47) 13 Horn switch (page 47) 14 Aux input (page 51) 15 12 V DC outlet (page 51)

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1 Blower (page 88) 2 Oil tank filler cap/Dipstick (page 75) 3 Spark plug/Ignition coil 4 Air filter case 5 Fuse box (cover) (page 124)

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Battery switches 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 batteries to be charged automatically while the engine is running... NOTICE: Do not turn the HOUSE switch to the OFF position if the boat is moored in the water as it will prevent 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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The remote control lever for each engine con- trols both throttle and shifting... In normal oper- ation, the levers are moved together... Moving the remote control levers forward from the neutral position shifts into the forward po- sition, and then as the levers are moved far- ther, accelerates the engines for more thrust... Moving the levers back from the neutral posi- tion shifts into the reverse position, and then as the levers are moved farther, accelerates the engines for more thrust... For cruising, adjust the remote control levers so both engines are running at the same en- gine speed...

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

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Since the strength of the jet thrust determines the speed and direction of a turn, the throttle must always be opened above idle when at- tempting a turn, except at trolling speed... Because boats steer from the stern, the stern of the boat swings out in the opposite direction 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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information displayed in the data bar changes in the following order: Average fuel consumption Trip distance Fuel rate Fuel used Port engine hours Starboard engine hours Water temperature

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When one engine or both engines are run- ning: The screen displays the boat speed, engine speed, and operating status of the cruise as- sist, no-wake mode and jet wash system...

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4 Total fuel used Shows the total fuel that has been con- sumed by the port and starboard engines in gallons or liters since the item was last reset...

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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

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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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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...

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engine speed can be increased by pushing the plus side of the switch or decreased by pushing the minus side... However, the ad- justment is limited to a maximum of 8 incre- ments above or below the initial cruise assist setting... Each time the switch is pushed, the engine speed will increase or decrease approximately 100200 rpm...

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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 port engine, Port En- gine Low Oil Pressure will be displayed and if a fault is detected for the starboard engine, Stbd Engine Low Oil Pressure will be dis- played... At the same time, the engine speed is automatically limited to help prevent damage... If this occurs, reduce the engine speed, return to shore or maneuver to a safe location, and check the engine oil level... (See page 75 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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If the cause of overheating cannot be found and corrected, take special precau- tions to avoid major engine damage while you return to shore... Single engine overheating Shut off the overheating engine and use the properly running engine to return to shore... Operate at no-wake speed (8 km/h, 5 mph) to pre- vent water from flooding the non-operat- ing engine through the water intake... See page 41 for information on the no-wake mode... Both engines overheating If getting a tow from another vessel is not possible, operate both engines just slightly above idle while you return to shore... If you can be towed, refer to Towing the boat on page 126...

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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... Port Engine Communication Error Stbd Engine Communication Error Engine CAN Communication Error Port Gauge Communication Error Stbd Gauge Communication Error LIN Communication Error Low Fuel Stbd Engine time since last maintenance Port Engine time since last maintenance High Battery Voltage Low Battery Voltage

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3 Accessory switch 1 These switches can be used to operate a fish finder or oth- er electronic device that is installed later as an accessory... For more information, contact a Yamaha Boat Dealer...

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Navigation and anchor lights switch This toggle switch controls the bow light and anchor light... Push the upper side of the switch to turn on both the bow light and anchor light for night running (NAV)... Push the lower 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 64 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 40 for information on setting the automatic operation settings... )

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Switch circuit breakers The electrical circuit for each switch is protected 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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210 FSH Sport/210 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 latches are located under the front of the leaning post... To open the engine hood, pull the engine hood latches up and lift the engine hood... NOTICE: Do not open the engine hood while the anchor light is installed... (210 FSH Deluxe/210 FSH) Otherwise, the an- chor light could be damaged...

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Insulated fish box The fish box is located under the front star- board seat... It is insulated, and can be filled with some ice to help keep fish cold while boating... The box is self-draining... To open the fish box: Unhook the latch, and then open the front starboard seat...

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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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Enclosed storage compartment (port) The enclosed storage compartment is a large storage compartment that is located on the port side of the boat... To open the enclosed storage compartment: Pull the enclosed storage compartment door latch to open the door...

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Enclosed storage compartment (star- board) The enclosed storage compartment is a large storage compartment that is located on the starboard side of the boat... To open the enclosed storage compartment: Pull the enclosed storage compartment door latch to open the door...

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TIP: Store the glove compartment key so that it is not lost... To unlock the glove compartment: Insert the glove compartment key into the keyhole of the glove compartment latch, and then turn the key 90 counterclockwise...

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Bucket storage compartment The bucket storage compartment is located in the center of the boat at the bow... To open the bucket storage compartment: (1) Pull the lock handle up... (2) Turn the lock handle, and then open the

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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... To open the livewell: Pull the latch to open the livewell lid...

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The battery compartment is located on the port side of the boat at the stern... To open the battery compartment: Unhook the latch, and then open the battery compartment lid...

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To close the battery compartment: Close the battery compartment lid, and then hook the latch onto the deck...

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Anchor light (210 FSH Sport) The anchor light is located at the top of the T- top... (See page 70 for information on the an- chor light on... ) To use the anchor light: Pull the lock tab, raise the anchor light, and then move the lock tab to its original position to lock the anchor light in place...

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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 engines... (See page 94... ) (3) Push the collar on the hose fitting inward,

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1 Hose fitting To turn the water supply on or off: (1) Stop the engines... (See page 94... ) (2) Open the rear platform hatch... (See page

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T-top (210 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 70 for bimini top removal and installation procedures... )

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Bimini top (210 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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(7) Screw the oil tank filler cap into the filler hole until it stops... Remove the oil tank fill- er cap again and make sure that the en- gine oil level is between the minimum and maximum level marks...

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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 engines 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 75

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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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The steering and shifting pre-operation checks will require two persons: one person to operate the controls and one person to observe the proper operation at the stern...

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Make sure both the jet thrust nozzles change directions as the steering wheel is turned... The jet thrust nozzles should point to starboard (right) when the wheel is turned to the right... The jet thrust nozzles 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 nozzles... In addition, check that the direction of the articulating keel changes according to the movement of the jet thrust nozzles...

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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 engines may overheat be- cause of a lack of cooling water, and damage could result... If the jet intakes are clogged, clean them... (See page 122 for information on the jet intakes... ) WARNING! Rotating parts could cause severe injury or death... Before attempting to remove weeds or debris from the jet intakes or impeller areas; shut off the engines, remove the main switch

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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 outlets shows that water is flowing through the engine cooling water passag- es... If water is not flowing out of the pilot outlets during operation, do not continue to run the engines... Overheating and seri- ous damage could occur... (See Engine overheat warning system on page 43 for more information... )

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Add fuel if necessary... (See page 74 for infor- mation on filling the fuel tank... )

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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 9 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 intakes, damaging the impellers...

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If the starter motors are engaged contin- uously for more than 5 seconds, the bat- tery will become quickly discharged and it will be impossible to start the engines... The starter motors may also be dam- aged if they are engaged continuously for more than 5 seconds...

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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 levers to the forward 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 engines idling and the bow still

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C... Pulling the remote control levers 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 levers back to idle, but when the engines 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 levers are moved back to idle... From full speed, the boat stops in approximately 107 m (350 ft) after the remote control levers are moved back to idle... The stopping distance varies depending on gross weight, water surface conditions, and wind direction... The stated straight-line stop- ping distance should be used for a reference... The boat slows down as soon as the remote control levers are returned to idle but will coast for a distance before fully stopping... If you are not sure you can stop in time before hitting an obstacle, apply throttle and turn in another direction...

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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- takes and impair or damage the impellers... Always stop the engines be- fore beaching the boat... Be sure the boat is in water 90 cm (3 ft) deep from the bot- tom of the boat before starting the en- gines 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 plug by tightening them until they stop... NOTICE: Before installing the hull drain plug, clean the drain plug thread and O-ring to remove any foreign materials, such as dirt or sand... Otherwise, the hull drain plug could be damaged, allow- ing water to enter the hull... Check the O-ring on the hull drain plug and make sure that the hull drain plug is tight- ened securely before 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 74 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 housings Grease the bearing housing through the grease nipples... NOTICE: Fill the grease slowly and carefully, because it can dam- age the hoses and the joints... The first service should be done after 10 hours or 1 month by a Yamaha Boat Dealer... Fill the bearing housings with water-resistant grease through the grease nipples...

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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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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 bodies Lubricate throttle valves Anodes (engines) Check for corrosion *2 Valve clearance Check and adjust *2 Rubber couplings Check for looseness and noise Engine mounts Check for damage and peeling Cooling water hoses and cooling water pi- lot outlet hoses

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*1: Whichever comes first... *2: Check every 200 hours... Perform the pre-operation checks and post-operation checks before performing periodic main- tenance...

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Maximum fuel consumption 67... 0 L/h (17... 7 US gal/h, 14... 7 Imp... gal/h)

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Engine oil quantity without oil filter replacement 3... 4 L (3... 59 US qt, 2... 99 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 intakes or impellers, 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 engines 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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(5) When replacing the accessory fuse and bilge fuse, remove the fuse holder... (Open the battery compartment to access the accessory fuse and bilge fuse... [See page 62... ])

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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 tow the boat at speed fast enough to leave a wake (8 km/h, 5 mph)... Severe engine damage could result because water can flood the non-operating engine through the water intake...

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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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B Backing your trailer ... 104 Basic stain guide ... 110 Battery care... 111 Battery check ... 87 Beaching ... 99 Bilge water check ... 87 Bilge water, draining... 77 Bilge water, draining on land... 77 Bilge water, draining on water... 78 Bimini top (210 FSH Deluxe)... 71 Bimini top (210 FSH Sport) ... 70 Bimini top, installing (210 FSH Deluxe)... 73 Bimini top, removing (210 FSH Deluxe)... 73 Bimini top, setting up

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display... 39 Starting the engine ... 92 Steering... 33 Steering system checks ... 83 Stereo system ... 51 Stopping the boat ... 97 Stopping the engines ... 94 Storage compartments ... 53 Swim platform and ladder ... 66 Switch circuit breakers ... 50 Switches... 47

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T Tachometers ... 35 Tilt lever... 34 To get more boating safety information... 21 Towing the boat... 126 Trailering checklist ... 103 Trailering the boat ... 103 Troubleshooting ... 120 Troubleshooting chart ... 120 T-top (210 FSH Sport)... 70 Turning the boat ... 95

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Genuine Yamaha Parts Genuine Yamaha replacement parts are the exact same parts as the ones originally equipped on your vehicle, providing you with the performance and durability you have come to expect... Why settle for aftermarket parts that may not provide full confidence and satisfaction?

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