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Owner*S Responsibility - Craftsman Gamefisher 298.586193 Owner's Manual

Outboard motor 3.0 h.p.
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IMPORTANT
,
Owner's
Responsibility
and Operating
Safety Check
List
BE SURE TO READ AND DO THE FOLLOWING BEFORE
_ •
OPERATING-YOUR
OUTBOARD MOTOR
:
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SAFETY CHECK LIST
.....
_
i.
Learn
and observe
the boating
laws of the
U.S,
Coast
Guard,
state,
local
author-
ities.
2.
U•S• Coast Guard
regulations
require
the following:
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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
e 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 load low; don*t
overload;
don't
stand in a small
boat.
Take
weather
and water
conditions
into account.
5;
Do
not
permit
persons
to ride on parts
of
the boat
not
designed
for
such use.
Standing,
bow riding and seat back or gunwale
riding can be especially
dangerous.
OWNE R'S R ESPONS IBI LITY
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6.
Read owner's
manual
before
running
your new outboard
motor,
Before
starting,
make sure your motor
is securely
mounted
to boat transom
with a
safety
chain.
Tighten
clamp stud handles securely
by hand,
Be sure to have pliers,
screwdriver,
spare spark
plugs; wrench,
shear pins and cotter
pins in boat
whenever
leaving
shore.
Be sure I_ohave an adequate
supply
of fuel
(carry
only
in an approved
container)
on
board.
Use a good
grade
of regular gasoline
with proper
mixture,
as cited
in the
Specifications,
Occasionally
check
to be sure clamp stud handles
on transom
mounting
bracket
are
tight,-
IN CASE
OF
AN
EMERGENCY,
THE
ENGINE
CAN
BE STOPPED
BY
DEPRES-
SING
THE
STOP
BUTTON
(IF
SO EQUIPPED)
OR PLACING
CHOKE
KNOB:IN
FULL
CHOKE
POSITION.
Keep an alert lookout.
Serious accidents
have resulted
from
failure
rouse
eyes;
Keep fireflghting
and lifesaving
equipment
in good condition
and readily
accessible
• at all times.
'
Good
housekeeping
is evefi 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.
Outboar
d
motors
transported
across rough
roads in the °'tilt"
position' could
cause ,transom
damage
or mounting
brackets
to break
off,
losing your
motor,
If motor
must
be
i , trailered
in '*tilt"
position,
a short
length
of
2 x 4 shouid
be p!aced
between
the
i 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
i 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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