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Outboard Motor Safety; Important Safety Information - Honda BF4A Owner's Manual

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The Honda BF4A, BF5D and BF6A
outboard motors are designed for use
with boats that have a suitable
manufacturer's power
recommendation. Other uses can
result in injury to the operator or
damage to the outboard motor and
other property.
Most injuries or property damage can
be prevented if you follow all
instructions in this manual and on the
outboard motor. The most common
hazards are discussed in this chapter,
along with the best way to protect
yourself and others.
Operator Responsibility
• It is the operator's responsibility to
provide the necessary safeguards to
protect people and property.
Know how to stop the engine
quickly in case of emergency.
Understand the use of all controls.
• Stop the engine immediately if
anyone falls overboard, and do not
run the engine while the boat is
near anyone in the water.
• Always stop the engine if you must
leave the controls for any reason.
• Attach the emergency stop switch
lanyard securely to the operator.
• Always wear a PFD (Personal
Flotation Device) while on the
• Familiarize yourself with all laws
and regulations relating to boating
and the use of outboard motors.
• Be sure that anyone who operates
the outboard motor receives proper
• Be sure the outboard motor is
properly mounted on the boat.
• Do not remove the engine cover
while the engine is running.



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