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25 horsepower outboard motor with 6 gallon remote tank
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SAFETY & SAFE PRACTICES
Notice
Throughout
this publication,
"Warnings"
and "Cau-
tions"
(accompanied
by the international
HAZARD
Symbol
) are used to alert the operator
to special
instructions
concerning
a particular
operation
that
may be hazardous
if performed
incorrectly.
OB-
SERVE THEM
CAREFULLY.
DO NOT
USE
A MOTOR
WITH
A HORSE-
POWER
RATING
HIGHER
THAN
WHAT
IS
LISTED
ON THE CERTIFICATION
PLATE ON
YOUR BOAT.
USING
AN OUTBOARD
THAT EXCEEDS
THE
MAXIMUM
HORSEPOWER
LIMIT OF A BOAT
CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS
INJURY, DEATH OR
BOAT DAMAGE.
HAZARDS
OR
UNSAFE
PRACTICES
WHICH
COULD
RESULT
IN
SEVERE
PERSONAL
INJURY OR DEATH
HAZARDS
OR
UNSAFE
PRACTICES
WHICH
COULD
RESULT
IN
MINOR
INJURY
OR
PRODUCT
OR PROPERTY
DAMAGE.
Boaters Responsibilities
The operator
(driver) is responsible
for the correct
and safe operation of the boat and safety of its occu-
pants and general public. It is strongly recommended
that each operator
(driver) read and understand this
entire manual
before operating the outboard.
Be sure at least one additional person is instructed in
the basics of starting
and operating
the outboard
and
boat handling
in case the driver is unable to operate
the boat.
Before Operating
Your Outboard
Read this manual carefully. Learn how to operate
your outboard properly. If you have any ques-
tions, contact your nearest Sears Store which
sells Gamefisher outboard motors.
This manual
as well as safety labels posted on the
outboard use safety alerts to draw your attention
to special safety instructions that should
be fol-
lowed.
Safety and operating information that is practiced
along with using good common
sense can help
prevent personal
injury and product damage.
ALWAYS DISCONNECT
SPARK PLUG WIRES AND
PLACE WIRES WHERE THEY CANNOT CONTACT
SPARK
PLUGS
TO
PREVENT
ACCIDENTAL
STARTING
WHEN
WORKING
ON YOUR
OUT-
BOARD.
Fuel
DO
NOT
STORE
YOUR
MOTOR
OR
GAS-
OLINE WHERE
FUMES MAY REACH AN OPEN
FLAME AND CAUSE A FIRE.
DRAIN THE GASOLINE
from your motor before
transporting your motor inside your car or other
vehicles.
GASOLINE
AND ITSVAPORS
ARE EXTREME-
LY FLAMMABLE
AND
HIGHLY
EXPLOSIVE
UNDER
CERTAIN
CONDITIONS,
ALWAYS
STOP THE ENGINE
AND DO NOT SMOKE
OR
ALLOW
OPEN
FLAMES
OR SPARKS
IN THE
AREA WHILE
FILLING FUEL TANK(S).
DO NOT FILLTHE
FUELTANKWHEN
THE EN-
GINE
IS RUNNING.
DO NOT FILL THE FUEL
TANK INDOORS.
REMOVE
PORTABLE
FUEL
TANK
FROM
BOAT WHEN REFUELING
TO PREVENT
SPIL-
LING FUEL IN BOAT, ALWAYS MIX FUEL IN A
WELL
VENTILATED
AREA.
Operation
DO NOT attempt to make repairs or adjustments
not specifically covered in this manual. Should
you ever need technical assistance, please con-
tact your Sears Service Center.
NEVER
OPERATE
YOUR
MOTOR
AT FULL
THROTTLE
WHEN
THE
ENGINE
IS OVER-
LOADED.
THIS CAN OCCUR-4JNDER
CONDI-
TIONS
WHEN
A PLANING
BOAT IS LOADED
SO IT DOES
NOT PLANE OR WHEN TOWING
ANOTHER
BOAT.
Some boats are extremely unstable
in the water
even when secured to a dock. Do not stand erect.
Stay as close as possible to centerline
of boat es-
pecially while installing motor.

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