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iMPORTANT...........
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Owner's
Responsibility
and Operating
Safety
Check
List
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BE SURE TO READ
AND
DO THE
FOLLOWING
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
OUTBOARD
MOTOR
SAFETY
CHECK
LIST
1.
Learn
and observe
the
boating
laws of the U.S,
Coast
Guard,
state,
iocat author_
ities.
;
2.
U.S. Coast Guard
regulations
require
the following:
a.
Provide
an approved
life-vest,
type
1,2
or 3, Personal
Flotation
Device
for each
person in boat.
(Encourage
passengers to Wear them,)
b.
If the
boat
exceeds
16 feet, also carry
a type
4, throwable
Personal
Flotation
Device,
3.
Do
not
fill
fuel
tank
with
motor
running
or near
any
flame
or lighted
smoking
material.
4.
When
loading
boat
distribute
the load
evenly;
keep the
toad
tow;
don't
overload;
don't
stand in a small boat.
Take
weather
and water
conditions
into account.
S,
Do not
permit
persons
to ride
on parts
of the boat
Hot designed
for
such use
Standing,
bow riding
and seat back or gunwale
riding can be especially
dangerous.
OWNER'S
RESPONSIBILITY
6.
Read owner's
manual
before
running
your
new outboard
motor,
7,
Before
starting,
make
sure your
motor
is securely
mounted
to boat transom
with a
safety chain,
Tighten
clamp
stud handles
securely by hand,
8,
Be sure to have pliers,
screwdriver,
spare spark ptugs,
wrench,
shear pins and cotter
pins in boat
whenever
leaving
Shore.
9. : Be sure to have an adequate
supply
of fuel lcarry
only
in an approved
container}
on
board.
Use a good
grade of regular gasoline
with
proper
mixture,
as cited
in the
Specifications.
I0.
Occasionally
check
to be sure clamp
stud handles on transom
mounting
bracket
are
tight.
11,
IN CASE
OF
AN
EMERGENCY,
THE
ENGINE
CAN
BE STOPPED
BY DEPRES-
SING
THE
STOP
BUTTON
OR
PLACING
CHOKE
KNOB
IN
FULL
CHOKE
POSITION,
=
12.
Keep an alert lookout.
Serious
accidents
have resulted
from
failure
to use eyes,
13,
Keep firefighting
and lifesaving
equipment
in good condition
and readily
accessible
at all times,
14,
Good
housekeeping
is even more
important
afloat
than
ashore.
Cleanliness
dimin-
ishes the probability
of fire and tripping
hazards,
TIPS FOR TRAILERING
OR AUXILIARY
USE
15.
When
launching
or loading
boat
on a trailer,
place
your
outboard
motor
in the
tilted
storage
position,
Also
when
trailering
your
boat
and outboard
motor,
keep
outboard
motor
in
upright
(vertical)
position
on
the
boat
transom.
Outboard
motors
transported
across
rough roads
in the "tilt"
position
could
cause transom
damage
or mounting
brackets
to break
off,
toeing
your
motor.
If motor
must be
trailered
in
"tilt"
position,
a short
length
of
2 x 4 should
be placed
between
the
motor
bracket
and the motor
leg.
The
motor
leg should
then
be firmly
tied down
against
the 2 x 4 to prevent
any
possible
damage,
Similar
Precautions
should
be
taken
if using
the motor
as an auxiliary
power
source for a sailboat
or power
boat.
When using motor
as an auxiliary
power
source,
the use of an auxiliary
adjustable
position
motor
bracket
is recommended.
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