HELM MASTER OPERATION MANUAL U.S.A.Edition LIT-18626-10-03 Read this manual carefully before operation. 6ES-2819U-E0...
Read this manual carefully before operating this system. Keep this manual onboard in a waterproof bag when boating.
To the operator Thank you for selecting the Yamaha Helm Master control system. This operation manual contains information needed for proper operation, maintenance and care. A thorough under- standing of these simple instructions will help you obtain maximum enjoyment from your new Yamaha.
Table of contents Alert message information ....1 Alert display ........27 Trip ........... 27 Alert Notifications ......1 Brightness ........28 Other Notifications ......4 Tone ..........28 Favorites ........... 28 General information ......5 Depth Alarms ........28 List of abbreviations ......
Digital Network Gauge (6Y9). The Digital Network Gauge (6Y9) will display a window and alert icons to notify the operator when abnormalities in the Helm Master control system occur. A window will also be displayed when specific alert conditions occur.
Safety information Auto configuration alert Displayed the first time that the system is turned on after the Helm Master control system is installed, or if any Helm Master control system components are replaced. Consult a Yamaha dealer. One engine steering malfunc- tion alert Displayed when an engine’s...
Safety information SCU low battery voltage alert Displayed when a battery’s volt- age is too low. Consult a Yamaha dealer. SCU high battery voltage alert Displayed when an engine’s bat- tery voltage is too high. Consult a Yamaha dealer. SCU low battery voltage alert (twin engine) Displayed when both engine’s...
(triple engine) Displayed when two or all engine’s battery voltage is too high. Steering response may be slow or stop. Consult a Yamaha dealer. Other Notifications Steering derating alert Displayed if excessive steering use has caused one or more steering pumps to overheat.
Read labels and related manuals Before operating or working on this system: • Read all labels carefully on the Helm Master control system components. • Read this manual thoroughly and see other related manuals for outboard motors, Digital Network Gauge (6Y9) and boats for their basic operations.
General information Warning and caution labels The following labels are attached to the Helm Master control system components as shown below. If these labels are damaged or missing, contact your Yamaha dealer for replacements. TIP: These components are installed on the boat in a location close to the stern. The installation position differs depending on the boat.
General information CAUTION STEERING 214465 PASS VALVE For emergency re- turn-to-port steer- only. Read User’s Manual. CLOSED WARNING STEERING BYPASS VALVE For emergency return-to-port Improper valve use WARNING steering only. Read User’s Manual. can result in loss of WARNING WARNING HIGH POWER CABLE control.
General information STEERING CYLINDER WARNING Check steering components before each use: Check fluid level in pump reservoirs. Avoid loss of steering control: Inspect all hoses, fittings, and cables for Read User’s Manual before operating. wear, kinking, and/or leaks. Do not operate boat if any component Check for binding, looseness, wear, and is not in proper working condition.
Function and operation of components Function and operation of components IGNITION IGNITION IGNITION IGNITION IGNITION IGNITION START START START START START START STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP PORT CENTER STBD CANCEL MENU 1. EKS fob (2 pcs) 7. Joystick control 2.
Function and operation of components ■ All ignition switch (for triple engine ap- • Interference from other electronic devices (radios) could affect locking and unlocking plication) of the system. Confirm the system has Pushing the All ignition switch turns power to locked before leaving the boat.
Function and operation of components 1. Engine shut-off switch 2. Clip 3. Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) Remote control box 1. Remote control lever The remote control box provides shift and 2. Station selector switch throttle operation and the following control 3.
Function and operation of components ■ Remote control lever Moving the remote control levers from the neutral (N) position to the forward (F) posi- tion (towards the bow of the boat) makes the boat move forwards, while moving it to the reverse (R) position (towards the stern of the boat) makes the boat move backwards.
Function and operation of components Triple engine applications The two levers provide control of gear shifting and throttle operation for all three engines. The PORT engine is controlled by the PORT control lever. The STBD engine is controlled by the STBD control lever.
Function and operation of components By moving both remote control levers, the boat can be maneuvered as shown below. A. Lever operation B. Boat direction and turning force (The size of the arrow is proportional to the turning force.) C. Propulsion...
Function and operation of components ■ Lever friction adjuster ■ Free throttle switch The remote control can be adjusted to suit When activated, the free throttle switch al- operator preference. Friction brakes adjust lows opening the throttles of all engines with- the effort to move the control levers.
Function and operation of components Place both remote control levers in the neu- Place the remote control levers in the N po- sition and press the single lever switch to op- tral (N) position and press the center engine erate all engine throttles and gear shifts with switch (the single lever mode must not be ac- the PORT remote control lever.
Function and operation of components ■ Station selector switch (for dual sta- The remote control lever(s) must be in for- ward (F) position before activating speed tion) control. The active indicator will be illuminat- The station selector switch allows selecting ed during operation.
Function and operation of components Station lock (dual station only) Pressing the station selector switch at the active station will prevent the transfer of sta- tion control from the other station. During operation the station lock indicator will be illuminated at both stations. 1.
Function and operation of components WARNING • Be sure all people are clear of the out- board motor when adjusting the trim an- gle. Body parts can be crushed between the motor and the clamp bracket when the motor is trimmed or tilted. •...
Function and operation of components 1. Remote control active indicator (Station selector switch active indicator) ■ Remote control alert indicator If a steering control system malfunction oc- curs remote control alert indicators will illumi- nate. The illuminated alert indicators show which engine’s steering system has a mal- function.
Function and operation of components Joystick control Low speed shifting, throttle operation and steering of all engines can be performed with the joystick lever when activated. 1. Joystick lever 2. Joystick switch 3. High mode switch ■ Joystick lever Moving the joystick lever left, right, forwards, backwards, or diagonally moves the boat in the corresponding direction.
Function and operation of components Maneuvering with the joystick lever A. Lever operation B. Boat direction...
Function and operation of components ■ Joystick switch ■ High mode switch The joystick switch transfers boat operation The function of this switch is to allow the en- from the remote control and steering helm to gine to run at a higher speed than normal, if the joystick.
Function and operation of components Digital Network Gauge (6Y9) Following is the menu of gauge functions. TIP: Refer to the Digital Network Gauge (6Y9) operation manual for the basic operations of the below items with the exception of 16, 18, and 21. 1.
Gauge (6Y9) display and a buzzer sounds. TIP: For message details, see “Alert Notifications” on page 1. 1. Helm Master control system trouble alert If there are steering control system trouble alerts contact a Yamaha dealer immediately. ■ Trip All “TRIP” information will be reset when us- CANCEL ing the “Reset All”...
Function and operation of components ■ Favorites ■ Brightness The brightness of the Digital Network Gauge Rudder angle is shown in Selection items “1” (6Y9) display can be adjusted in 5 levels us- and “2”. ing the “Dimmer” function. Changing the brightness of the gauge will also change the alert indicators on the EKS panel, remote control and joystick control.
Function and operation of components TIP: • 10 minutes before the ignition turns OFF, a window appears and the buzzer sounds. • The default setting of the “OFF Timer” function is OFF. 1. From the main menu, select “Off Timer”. Distance mile Boat speed...
Trim Level Trim Assist ■ System Info This function is to show information on the Helm Master control system components mounted on the boat and the software ver- sion of the Digital Network gauge (6Y9). 2000 3000...
Function and operation of components 2. Use the “” and “” navigation arrows to choose the position (1–5) you are set- TIP: ting. When setting the Trim angle to 0%, both dig- its must be set to “0”. If the both digits are not TIP: changed from the default setting “-”, the trim •...
Function and operation of components 4. After approximately 1 second, the dis- play will return to the “Trim Assist” main menu. TRIM ASSIST Engine Speed Trim Angle 2. A message will appear in the display. Release the joystick switch. ■ Joystick calibration Joystick calibration need only be carried out if boat movements do not correspond to joy- stick movements.
Function and operation of components 4. Push the joystick switch again to com- plete the setting for STBD. TIP: If the joystick switch is pressed while the joy- TIP: stick is in the N position, all calibrated set- If the joystick switch is pressed while the joy- tings for the joystick will return to default.
Before operating the Helm Master control system, perform the following check. Make sure to turn the ignition switch ON when performing the check. WARNING Do not operate the boat if any Helm Master control system component does not func- tion properly. Item Actions •...
Pre-operation checks Hydraulic fluid level Inspect the amount of fluid in the steering pump reservoir when the steering wheel is being turned. When the fluid level is below the “MIN” mark, replenish until the fluid is between the “MIN” and “MAX” marks. 1.
Gauge (6Y9) display. This section explains these warnings. If you need additional infor- Throttle and shift control will not return until mation, contact your Yamaha dealer. the remote control levers are returned to the N position. ■ One engine’s steering does not oper- ate (locked or free) If one engine’s steering does not move as...
At this time, all steering will be inop- erable. Operators should comply with the following 4. Close all steering bypass valves. procedures and return to port. After returning to port, please have the unit checked imme- diately by a Yamaha dealer.
At this time, no engine steering can be used. Operators should comply with the following procedures and return to port. After returning to port, have the unit checked immediately by a Yamaha dealer. A. Lever operation B. Boat direction C. Propulsion...
Temporary actions in emergency remote control levers to operate the When a malfunction occurs in remote control mode unaffected engine(s) and return to port. 1. Place the remote control levers in the N Note, the steering response may be position. sluggish.
• The steering response also becomes slow when voltage becomes too high or too low. Pressing the “SET” button closes the win- dow. A Helm Master control system trouble alert will be displayed in the alert display area for all outboard motors if a steering...
Periodic maintenance Periodic maintenance The following chart provides a basic guideline for the periodic maintenance. However, main- tenance may need to be performed more frequently depending on your operating conditions. Maintenance table Initial Every Item Actions 100 hours 200 hours page hours (6 months)
*: Items marked with an asterisk must be serviced by a Yamaha dealer. Greasing points PORT 1. Remove the PORT and STBD support brackets “1”...
Periodic maintenance Recommended hydraulic fluid Use the recommended fluids listed below for the steering pump. NOTICE Use of any other fluid, including power steering, power trim and tilt, Dexron IV automatic transmission fluid, or brake fluid can cause permanent component damage.
Transportation with boat (trailering) Transportation with boat (trailering) The outboard motor should be trailered in the normal running position. If there is insuffi- cient road clearance in this position, then trailer the outboard motor in the tilt position using a motor support device such as a tran- som saver bar.
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