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  • Page 1 Read this manual carefully before operating this boat.
  • Page 2 The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. YAMAHA LIT-CALIF-65-01 Read this manual carefully before operating this boat. This manual should stay with the boat if sold.
  • Page 3 Tip: A TIP provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer. AR240 HO, SX240 HO, 242 LimiTEd S, 242 LimiTEd (STX1800 A-J/ AL-J/ B-J/ BL-J/ C-J/ C-LJ, STX1800 d-J/ dL-J/ E-J/ EL-J/ F-J/ FL-J, STX1800 G-J/ GL-J, STX1800 H-J/ HL-J) OWNER’S / OpERATOR’S mANUAL...
  • Page 5 AR240 HO, SX240 HO, 242 Limited S, & 242 Limited afety nformatIon & f eatureS unctIonS peratIon & c aIntenance rouble ecovery onSumer nformatIon...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1 SAFETY iNFORmATiON idENTiFiCATiON NUmBER RECORdS ....1-1 Primary I.D. Number ......1-1 Hull Identification Number (H.I.N.) .
  • Page 9: Identification Number Records

    Record your Primary I.D., H.I.N., and engine numbers in the spaces provided to assist you in ordering spare parts from your Yamaha Boat dealer. Also record and keep these I.D. numbers in  a separate place in case your boat is stolen.
  • Page 10: Star Labels

    afety nformatIon STAR LABELS Three Stars - Ultra Low Emission The three-star label identifies engines CALiFORNiA ONLY that meet the Air Resources Board’s This watercraft is labeled in California 2008 exhaust emission standards. with a California Air Resources Board Engines meeting these standards have (CARB) star label .
  • Page 11: Emission Control Information

    afety nformatIon EmiSSiON CONTROL iNFORmATiON This engine family conforms to U.S. EPA regulations for marine SI engines. Approval Label of Emission Control Certificate This label is attached to the electrical box.  Emission control information label  manufactured date Label ...
  • Page 12: Important Labels

    LABELS Read the following labels before operating this boat. If you need any additional information, contact a Yamaha dealer.                  ...
  • Page 13: Warning Labels

    WARNiNG LABELS  If any of these labels is damaged or missing, contact a Yamaha dealer for a replacement.      ...
  • Page 14 afety nformatIon   Carbon monoxide (CO) can cause brain damage or death. Engine and generator exhaust contains odorless and colorless carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide will be around the back of the boat when engines or generators are running. Move to fresh air if you feel nausea, headache, dizziness, or drowsiness.
  • Page 15        AR240 HO / 242 Limited S OTHER LABELS ...
  • Page 16: Limitations On Who May Operate The Boat

    LimiTATiONS ON WHO mAY OpERATE THE BOAT • Yamaha recommends a minimum operator age of 16 years old. • Adults must supervise use by minors.
  • Page 17: Required Equipment

    A mirror can • Oar or paddle (look for one with a also be used as an emergency boat hook on the other end). signal. Contact your Yamaha dealer or the Coast Guard for more infor- • Spare parts, such as an extra set of spark plugs and fuses.
  • Page 18: Cruising Limitations

    afety nformatIon CRUiSiNG LimiTATiONS • Do not operate the boat in rough water, bad weather, or when vis- • Scan constantly for people, objects, ibility is poor; this may lead to an and other watercraft. Be alert for accident causing injury or death. conditions that limit your visibility Be alert to the possibility of bad or block your vision of others.
  • Page 19: Operational Requirements

    afety nformatIon OpERATiONAL REqUiREmENTS • For reasons of safety and proper care of the boat, always perform • All riders must wear a Coast Guard the pre-operation checks listed on approved personal flotation device page 3-3 before operating. (PFD). • Passengers must always sit in a designated seating area, place feet on the deck, and hold on to the hand grips when the boat is in motion.
  • Page 20: Hazard Information

    afety nformatIon • Attach the engine shut-off cord • Maintain a safe distance from other (lanyard) to the PFD and keep it boats or watercraft, and also watch free from the steering wheel or for boats’ ski ropes or fishing lines. other controls so that the engine Obey the “Rules of the Road”...
  • Page 21: Night Operation

    • This Yamaha Boat is water-jet • Stop the engines and remove the propelled. The pumps are directly clip from the engine shut-off switch connected to the engines. This before removing any debris or means that the jet thrust will pro-...
  • Page 22: Water-Skiing

    afety nformatIon WATER-SKiiNG • A second person should be on board as a spotter to watch the skier; You can use the boat to tow a water in most states, it is required by law. skier, using the tow cleat provided. Let the skier direct the operator’s It is the boat operator’s responsibility to control of speed and direction with...
  • Page 23: Rules Of The Road

    RULES OF THE ROAd STEERiNG ANd SAiLiNG RULES Whenever two vessels on the water Your Yamaha Boat is legally considered meet one another, one vessel has the a powerboat. Operation of the boat right-of-way; it is called the “stand-on”...
  • Page 24: Rules When Encountering Vessels

    afety nformatIon RULES WHEN ENCOUNTERiNG meeting If you are meeting another power VESSELS vessel head on, and are close enough There are three main situations that to run the risk of collision, neither you may encounter with other vessels of you has the right-of-way! Both of which could lead to a collision unless you should alter course to avoid an the Steering Rules are followed:...
  • Page 25: Other Special Situations

    afety nformatIon Narrow Channels and Bends When navigating in narrow channels, you should keep to the right when it is safe and practical to do so. If the opera- tor of a power-driven vessel is preparing to go around a bend that may obstruct the view of other water vessels, the operator should sound a prolonged blast of four to six seconds on the horn.
  • Page 26 afety nformatIon “1” “3” “5” “7” LIGHTED BUOY (Port Hand) “6” C “1” Odd number, increasing toward head N “2” “7” of navigation. Leave to port (left) proceeding RB “L” White Light Green Light RG “L” “5” “4” “2” “4” “6” LIGHTED BUOY (Starboard Hand) Even number, increasing toward head of “3”...
  • Page 27: Reading Buoys And Other Markers

    afety nformatIon REAdiNG BUOYS ANd OTHER mARKERS The waters of the United States are marked for safe navigation by the lateral system of buoyage. Simply put, buoys and markers have an arrange- ment of shapes, colors, numbers, and lights to show which side of the buoy a boater should pass on when navi- gating in a particular direction.
  • Page 28: To Get More Boating Safety Information

    When travel in areas like these is unavoidable, operate slowly available through the watercraft section and obey all laws. of the website, is a free, 50-question learning course Remember that pollution can be harm- available to the public. Upon success- ful to the environment.
  • Page 31: Features & Functions

    & f eatureS unctIonS LOCATiON OF mAiN COmpONENTS                              main Features:  Fuel Tank ...
  • Page 32 & f eatureS unctIonS                                     ...
  • Page 33 & f eatureS unctIonS Location of main Components:  Bow Light  Bow Eye  Storage Compartments  Bow Anchor Locker  Grab Handles  Cleats  Courtesy Lights / Tower Lights  Fuel Compartment Access Hatch  Throttle / Shift Levers  Ski Locker ...
  • Page 34 & f eatureS unctIonS LOCATiON OF mAiN COmpONENTS     3 4 5 3 4 5       Control Features:  Speedometer  Steering Wheel  Tilt Adjustment Lever  Tachometer  Switches and Breakers ...
  • Page 35: Operation Of Controls And Other Functions

    & f eatureS unctIonS OpERATiON OF TiLT LEVER CONTROLS ANd WARNING OTHER FUNCTiONS • Never touch the tilt lever during operation, otherwise the steering wheel could suddenly change STEERiNG position, which may lead to an accident. 3 4 5 3 4 5 • Be sure the steering wheel is locked in position after adjust- ment.
  • Page 36: Engine Shut-Off Switch

    & f eatureS unctIonS ENGiNE SHUT-OFF SWiTCH WARNING • Always attach the engine shut-off cord to your personal Flotation device (pFd) BEFORE starting the engines. Failure to attach the  cord could result in a runaway boat if the operator is ejected. • Do not attach the cord to cloth- ing that could tear loose.
  • Page 37: Throttle / Shift Levers

    & f eatureS unctIonS START:   The starter motor will turn to start the  engine. (When the key is released, it returns automatically to “ON.”) Tip: • The engine will not start when the   engine shut-off cord clip is removed from the engine stop switch. The ...
  • Page 38 & f eatureS unctIonS The drive line on the boat is direct drive, so jet thrust is always being produced while the engines are running. The direction of the boat is controlled by jet pump gates which direct the flow of the jet thrust as follows: Forward The jet pump gates are lifted all the way...
  • Page 39: Fuel Tank Filler Cap

    & f eatureS unctIonS FUEL TANK FiLLER CAp Both tachometer faces have an LCD screen . The right (starboard) side To remove the fuel tank filler cap, turn it tachometer is the “Master” gauge and counterclockwise. the left side (port) tachometer is the “Slave”...
  • Page 40 & f eatureS unctIonS pushbutton Wake Up mode: Refers to displayable data include: the state when both engines are OFF, GPS Speed - Engine RPM - Fuel Lev- the gauges are shut down, and the el - Gallons Per Hour (GPH) - Gallons operator pushes the “m” button to see Used - Voltage - Engine Hours - Water the clock.
  • Page 41 • To exit, press the m button or simply do nothing. 5) Calibrations: Calibrate systems for customization. 9) Engine diagnostics: Display the Yamaha engine trouble code • Press the m and T buttons simul- (if any). taneously to select the item to calibrate: • To exit, press the m button or...
  • Page 42 & f eatureS unctIonS Warnings Warnings are audible and / or visual indicators of a fault condition. A warning will be displayed on the master gauge LCD. Warnings on the LCD can be acknowledged by pressing the m but- ton. Once acknowledged the message will disappear and be replaced by an “AL”...
  • Page 43: Engine Overheat Warning System

    & f eatureS unctIonS ENGiNE OVERHEAT WARNiNG SYSTEm This model is equipped with an engine overheat warning system. If the engine starts to overheat, “ENGINE OVER TEMP” will appear on the LCD display of the affected engine. The buzzer also begins to sound.
  • Page 44: Switches

    If this occurs, reduce the engine speed, return to shore, and have  Blower a Yamaha dealer check the engine.  Bilge Pump  Horn Low / High Battery Voltage Warning  Light If either the High or Low battery ...
  • Page 45 & f eatureS unctIonS Courtesy Lights Tower Lights (242 Limited S model) This toggle switch turns on lights inside the boat. On the 242 Limited S model, press the right side of the switch to turn on both the courtesy lights and the tower lights.
  • Page 46 & f eatureS unctIonS To Set No Wake mode: Cruise Assist mode Press the top, plus side, of the switch The Cruise Assist feature is for steady once to set both engines in No Wake engine speed operation when the boat Mode.
  • Page 47: Swivel Seat Operation

    If the button to the left of a switch pops out, push it back in with your finger. If it pops out again, ask your Yamaha dealer to inspect the electrical system.  ...
  • Page 48: Passenger Seats

    & f eatureS unctIonS pASSENGER SEATS To position the seat as a bench seat, lift the latch on the underside of the seat. The passenger seat on the port side of Hold the seat by the straps provided AR240 and 242 Limited S models can and pull the front of the seat forward be positioned in two ways.
  • Page 49: Stereo System

    & f eatureS unctIonS STEREO SYSTEm ENGiNE HOOd A stereo receiver is standard. On AR240 There is a hood latch located under and SX240 models, the system consists the front of the rear seat. To open the of the Receiver / CD player, speakers, engine hood, lift the latch hook upward MP3 input jack and a remote control and lift the hood.
  • Page 50: Storage Compartments

    & f eatureS unctIonS STORAGE COmpARTmENTS Ski Locker Your boat has convenient on-board storage areas. Bow Anchor Storage driver’s Side Console Under Front Seats Under Rear Side Seats Pull up the seat cushions to access the storage compartments. Starboard Side Rear Compartment Pull up the seat cushions to access the and Cooler storage compartments.
  • Page 51: Front Walk-Through

    & f eatureS unctIonS port Gunwale Battery Compartment WARNING do not carry any flammable sub- stances in the battery compartment or any heavy or metal items that can damage the battery or cause a short circuit. Sparks or fire could result. There is a light in the compartment.
  • Page 52: Rear Walk-Through

    & f eatureS unctIonS Windshield SWim pLATFORm Unsnap the retaining strap  from WARNING the windshield and pivot it into place. Rotate the two latches  to keep the Stay away from the swim platform windshield secured. When the wind- area while the engines are running.
  • Page 53: Watersports Tower

    Freezing water can damage the accessories equipment tank. approved by Yamaha. The tower could be damaged. 2-23...
  • Page 55 Chapter 3 OpERATiON FUEL ANd OiL....... . . 3-1 Gasoline ........3-1 Engine Oil .
  • Page 57: Operation

    10% and the fuel meets minimum octane ratings. Gasohol con- taining methanol is not recommended by Yamaha because it can cause fuel system damage or engine performance problems.
  • Page 58: Engine Oil

    Yamaha recommends the use of Ring Free Fuel Additive, To Check the Engine Oil Level: available from your Yamaha dealer. 1) Place the watercraft in a precisely Ring Free has repeatedly proven its level position on land with the ability to clean combustion deposits engine stopped.
  • Page 59: Pre-Operation Checks

    If the engine oil level is Before operating this boat, perform significantly above the maximum the checks in the following check list. level mark, have a Yamaha dealer Always follow the inspection and main- service the watercraft. tenance procedures and schedules 4) Remove the engine oil filler cap .
  • Page 60 peratIon iTEm CHECK pAGE REF. BEFORE LAUNCH OR OPERATION: STEERING Check for proper steering operation. THROTTLE Check for proper throttle operation. SHIFTING Check for proper shift operation. FIRE EXTINGUISHER Check readiness of the extinguishers. HULL Check the hull for damage or cracks before launching. ACCESS PORT CAPS Check for proper installation.
  • Page 61: Check Points

    peratIon CHECK pOiNTS Throttle / Shifters Steering 3 4 5 3 4 5 Move the control levers several times through their full range of motion. Make sure the wheel is not loose. Operation should be smooth over the There should not be any free play, complete range of motion and the either in-and-out or in rotation.
  • Page 62: Fire Port

    If you do not Use this port to spray the contents have them, contact your local Yamaha of a fire extinguisher into the engine Boat dealer or fire extinguisher dealer...
  • Page 63: Operation

    peratIon guisher into the engine compartment. Jet intakes A “clean agent” type fire extinguisher is recommended; a chemical-type fire  extinguisher may not be adequate in this application. See Fire Extinguishers above for more information. Access port Caps Lift the hatch on the rear platform. ...
  • Page 64 peratIon Fuel System Bilge Pump – Refer to page 4-10, “FUEL SYSTEM INSPECTION,” for correct procedure. Fuel and Engine Oil Levels 1) Turn the right switch key to ON.  Wait for the fuel gauge needle to stop moving, then note the fuel level. Add fuel if necessary.
  • Page 65 peratIon Engine Compartment and Engine Compartment Fuel Compartment Drain Plug – WARNING  Gasoline vapors can explode. Before starting the engines, operate the blower for at least 4 minutes and check the engine compartment bilge for gasoline vapors. do not start the engines if you can smell fuel vapors in the engine compartment or if there are any loose electrical...
  • Page 66 peratIon Lights Horn Press the horn switch  to be sure the horn operates. HORN  ANCH  TOWER CTLT/ HORN TOWER ANCH TOWER CTLT/ TOWER DOCKING SHOWER 242 LimiTEd S mOdEL SHOWN DOCKING SHOWER Check for proper operation of the bow, 242 LimiTEd S mOdEL SHOWN stern, and instrument lights by press- ing the switch ...
  • Page 67 peratIon Cooling-Water pilot Outlets Bimini Top SX240 and 242 Limited Check that water comes out from the Raising from the Collapsed position: pilot outlets while engine is running 1) Unzip and remove the storage cover. in the water. Refer to page 2-13 for correct operation of the device.
  • Page 68 peratIon Storing and Trailering Bimini Top AR240 1) Unhook the rear straps. Pull the Raising from the Collapsed position: Bimini top to the bow of the boat 1) Unbuckle the cover straps from and gather it at the front bar of the around the top of the Watersports Watersport Tower.
  • Page 69 peratIon 5) Attach the forward telescoping sup- NOTiCE: port poles  to their pivot bases do not trailer the boat with the with the locking pins. Then, extend Bimini top in the fully extended the poles on both sides until the position.
  • Page 70 peratIon Bimini Top Limited S Storing and Trailering 1) Unhook the rear straps. Pull the Raising from the Collapsed position: Bimini top to the bow of the boat 1) Unbuckle the cover straps from and gather it at the front bar of the around the top tubes of the Wa- Watersports Tower.
  • Page 71: Starting The Engines

    • Before operating your boat, become familiar with all controls. 1) Always make sure the boat is Consult your Yamaha dealer launched and used in waters that about any control or function you do not fully understand. Failure are free from weeds and debris, and at least 3 ft.
  • Page 72 peratIon 2) Attach the engine shut-off cord to 3) Put the control levers in the Neutral your PFD. Install the cord clip onto position. The starter motor will not the engine shut-off switch by push- operate unless the shift lever is in ing the clip groove over the nut Neutral.
  • Page 73: Stopping The Engines

    peratIon On this boat, the engines are connected Remove the ignition keys and the directly to the drive unit. Starting either engine stop switch lanyard if the boat engine generates some thrust imme- will be left unattended. diately. Only enough throttle should be Stopping the engines immediately after applied to keep the engine at a fast operating at high rpm is not recom-...
  • Page 74: Driving Your Boat

    peratIon dRiViNG Know and follow U.S. Coast Guard, state, and local laws when operating YOUR BOAT your boat. Select a wide area to learn in, where GETTiNG TO KNOW visibility is good and other boat traffic YOUR BOAT is light. Keep the proper distance from other boats and vehicles. Do not oper- Operating your boat requires skills ate where people are swimming.
  • Page 75: Turning The Boat

    peratIon TURNiNG THE BOAT steering wheel input until you apply throttle again or you reach a trolling WARNING speed. At trolling speed, the boat can • Do not pull the throttle levers be turned gradually by steering back to idle when trying to steer wheel position alone using just away from objects –...
  • Page 76: Boating With Passengers

    peratIon BOATiNG WiTH pASSENGERS TURNiNG LEFT WARNING 3 4 5 3 4 5 When passengers are on board, make sure they are seated and hold- ing on before you start to accelerate. An unprepared passenger could lose balance and fall. Your boat is designed for one opera- tor and up to nine passengers only.
  • Page 77: Boarding From A Dock Or Landing Jetty

    peratIon peratiOn STOppiNG STOPPING WARNING WARNING • • You will lose steering control if You will lose steering control if you completely pull the throttles you completely pull the throttles back to idle. You need throttle to back to idle. You need throttle to steer.
  • Page 78: Docking

    peratIon dOCKiNG WIND OR CURRENT 1) Make sure no obstructions, boats or swimmers are close to the boat. Come to a stop before you reach the dock. 2) Notice how wind and water currents are affecting boat movement as you attach your mooring lines and No Wind or Current: fenders.
  • Page 79: Beaching

    peratIon BEACHiNG Select an anchor appropriate for your boat and water conditions. A “danforth” 1) Make sure no obstructions, boats (or fluke) type anchor is suitable for or swimmers are near the beach. most applications; your dealer can help 2) Approach the beach slowly and you choose an anchor.
  • Page 80: Crossing Wakes And Swells

    peratIon CROSSiNG WAKES ANd SWELLS You will not always have flat, smooth water. There will be swells and wakes SHARp WAKES from other boats, etc. The best way to cross wakes and swells is with the least jolt to you and the boat. Small swells are not as difficult to cross as larger swells or wakes.
  • Page 81: Post-Operation Checks

    peratIon pOST-OpERATiON 1) After putting the boat on the trailer, flush cooling system on each en- CHECKS gine to prevent the cooling system from clogging up with salt, sand, or pOST-OpERATiON CHECKS dirt. Refer to page 4-1 for the cool- ing system flushing procedure.
  • Page 82 Clean any foreign material, such as dirt or sand, from the threads before installing the drain plug. 6) Spray a rust inhibitor, such as Yamaha Silicone Protectant and Lubricant, on metallic parts to  minimize corrosion. ...
  • Page 83: Trailering

    peratIon TRAiLERiNG HiTCH The trailer hitch ball must match the WARNING size of the socket on the trailer hitch coupler. Hitches are divided into classes Avoid accident and injury from that specify the gross trailer weight improper trailering: (GTW) and the maximum tongue •...
  • Page 84: Trailering Checklist

    peratIon TRAiLERiNG CHECKLiST • Take down and store the bimini top, if used. The top is not designed to • Check your state laws to be sure stay unsecured on the boat at high- your trailer meets all regulations, way speeds. See page 3-11, 3-12, such as proper licensing, brake, or 3-14.
  • Page 85: Backing Your Trailer

    peratIon BACKiNG YOUR TRAiLER It takes practice to back a trailer suc- cessfully. If you are not familiar backing up with a trailer, practice first in an open area away from obstacles. 1) Perform the Pre-Operation Checks shown on page 3-4 that can be per- formed on land, including operating the blower for at least 4 minutes.
  • Page 86: Loading

    peratIon LOAdiNG 6) Pull the trailer up the ramp out of the way of other boaters. Attach the 1) Disconnect the trailer lights from bow and stern tie-downs. Recon- the towing vehicle. nect the trailer lights. 2) Back the trailer down the ramp as 7) Follow the Post-Operation Checks close to 90°...
  • Page 87: Lifting

    peratIon LiFTiNG NOTiCE: do not attach lifting cables to the bow eye, cleats, water-ski tow eye, or grab handles. Serious damage to the boat can occur. Use only a sling designed specifically for lifting boats. If you need to remove the boat from the water without a trailer, use these guide- lines: •...
  • Page 89 Chapter 4 mAiNTENANCE ANd CARE STORAGE ........4-1 Fuel System .
  • Page 91: Storage

    It is advisable to have the boat serviced  by an authorized Yamaha Boat dealer  before storage. However, the following procedures can be performed by the owner with a minimum of tools. FUEL SYSTEm  Flush Hose Connector...
  • Page 92: Lubrication

    There are three switches on the Battery season storage, it is recommended you Switch assembly. In normal operation, contact your Yamaha dealer for Winter- keep the Start  and House  switch- ization Service. es in the ON (Green) position. Keep the Emergency Parallel switch ...
  • Page 93: Batteries

    & c aIntenance Should the Start battery become dis- For maintenance free (MF) type bat- charged the Emergency Parallel switch teries with sealed cells, check the should be rotated to the On (Green) terminal voltage monthly. When the position and the engines started. After terminal voltage drops to 12.5 VDC starting or when the discharged bat- or lower, recharge the battery with an...
  • Page 94: Cleaning

    4) Spray the exterior of the engines with Yamaha Silicone Protectant and Lubricant or an equivalent. 5) Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax such as Yamaha Ultra Gloss  Cleaner Wax or other wax designed for marine gelcoat. WARNiNG! Slippery surfaces can cause falls and injury.
  • Page 95: Maintenance And Adjustments

    If your Owner’s Manual is damaged, work should be done by a Yamaha order a replacement from a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. dealer.
  • Page 96: Periodic Inspection Chart

    CHART Frequency of maintenance operations may be adjusted according to the operating conditions, but the following table gives general guidelines. Indicates the checkups which you may do yourself.   Indicates work to be done by your Yamaha dealer. Thereafter page initial maintenance interval Every hours hours...
  • Page 97: Spark Plug Cleaning And Adjustment

    Do not attempt to diagnose any problems yourself. Have a Yamaha dealer service the boat. Remove and inspect the spark plugs Spark plug gap: periodically; heat and deposits will 0.8 ~ 0.9mm (0.031 ~ 0.025 in)
  • Page 98 GREASE pOiNTS To keep moving parts sliding or rotating smoothly, coat them with water resistant grease such as Yamaha Marine Grease, Yamaha Grease A, or an equivalent. Throttle Cable Grease the throttle-cable inner wires at the pulley wheel of the APS.
  • Page 99 Recommended water-resistant grease: Yamaha Marine Grease, or Yamaha  Grease A The first service should be done after 10 hours or 1 month by your Yamaha dealer. Fill the bearing housing with water- resistant grease through the grease nipple. ...
  • Page 100: Fuel System Inspection

    Check the fuel system for leaks, cracks, other access point is inside the port- or malfunctions. If any problem is found, side storage compartment . Remove consult a Yamaha dealer. the seat cushion then look up inside the compartment to see the fuel filler Checking points: hose and clamp.
  • Page 101: Fuel Tank

    The air filter element should be checked or when any water is found in the fuel every 12 months or every 100 hours of system, take the boat to your Yamaha operation. dealer for service. To Check the Air Filter: 1) Open the hood (see page 2-19).
  • Page 102: Steering Cable Inspection

    Neutral to wide-open throttle For- If steering is stiff or misadjusted, ask ward and from Neutral to Reverse. your Yamaha dealer to service it. Operation should be smooth. 3) While a second person watches from the stern, move the control levers to the Forward position.
  • Page 103: Reverse Gate Mechanism Inspection

    • Failure to replace anodes when If reverse gates do not operate smoothly necessary can result in perma- or correctly, ask your authorized Yamaha nent damage to the jet pump Boat dealer for service. outlets and other metal compo- nents on the boat.
  • Page 104: Fuse Replacement

     then coat them with Loctite 242, ® fuse holder. Open the fuse holder and available from your Yamaha dealer. replace the fuse. 3) Install the new anode. Tighten the mounting bolts to specification.  Ignition coil holder  Cap Anode Bolt Torque:  Fuse (10A)
  • Page 105: Batteries

    & c aIntenance BATTERiES Replenishing the Battery Fluid A poorly maintained battery will dete- WARNING riorate quickly. The battery fluid should be checked before every outing. Battery electrolyte is poisonous and Fill to the manufacturer’s recommended dangerous, causing severe burns, level when necessary.
  • Page 106 & c aIntenance Connecting the Battery Terminals Always make sure the connections are correct when you install the battery in the boat. Make sure that the breather pipe is properly connected and that it is not damaged or obstructed.  ...
  • Page 107: Specifications

    & c aIntenance SpECiFiCATiONS iTEm / mOdEL UNiT AR240HO, SXT1800 (A,B,C) VEHiCLE CApACiTY Maximum people on board Number of people Maximum load capacity 1800 dimENSiONS Length feet / inches 23.63' / 283.5" Beam feet / inches 8.86' / 106.3" Draft inches 18"...
  • Page 108 & c aIntenance SpECiFiCATiONS iTEm / mOdEL UNiT SX240HO, SXT1800 (d,E,F) VEHiCLE CApACiTY Maximum people on board Number of people Maximum load capacity 1800 dimENSiONS Length feet / inches 23.63' / 283.5" Beam feet / inches 6.23' / 74.8" Draft inches 18"...
  • Page 109 & c aIntenance SpECiFiCATiONS iTEm / mOdEL UNiT 242 LimiTEd S, SXT1800(G) VEHiCLE CApACiTY Maximum people on board Number of people Maximum load capacity 1800 DIMENSIONS Length feet / inches 23.63' / 283.5" Beam feet / inches 9.8' / 110.2" Draft inches 18"...
  • Page 110 & c aIntenance SpECiFiCATiONS iTEm / mOdEL UNiT 242 LimiTEd, SXT1800(H) VEHiCLE CApACiTY Maximum people on board Number of people Maximum load capacity 1800 dimENSiONS Length feet / inches 23.63' / 283.5" Beam feet / inches 6.23' / 74.8" Draft inches 18"...
  • Page 111 Chapter 5 TROUBLE RECOVERY TROUBLESHOOTiNG ......5-1 Troubleshooting Chart ......5-1 EmERGENCY pROCEdURES .
  • Page 113: Trouble Recovery

    Owner’s Manual, ask your Yamaha Boat dealer or qualified mechanic for the proper service. The Troubleshooting Chart contains: “TROUBLE,” “POSSIBLE CAUSE,” “REMEDY,” and “REFER PAGE.”...
  • Page 114 TROUBLE pOSSiBLE CAUSE REmEdY pAGE Engine runs Empty • Refill as soon as possible irregularly or • Fuel Stale or • Have serviced at stalls contaminated Yamaha dealer Water or dust • Have serviced at • Fuel filter collected Yamaha dealer Fouled or defective • Replace • Spark plug Incorrect heat range • Replace Gap incorrect • Adjust Loose • Fit properly Loose electrical • Tighten or connect properly...
  • Page 115: Emergency Procedures

    rouble ecovery EmERGENCY Tow the boat using the bow eye only. Tow the boat at a “no wake” speed. pROCEdURES NOTICE: do not tow the boat at speed fast enough to leave a wake. TOWiNG THE BOAT Severe engine damage could result because water can flood the non- WARNING operating engines through the cool-...
  • Page 116: Jump Starting

    rouble ecovery JUmp STARTiNG To Connect the Jumper Cables: 1) Connect the positive (+) terminal WARNING of the dead battery to the positive terminal (+)of the booster battery Severe injury or death may result if with the positive jumper cable. you ignore any of the following: 2) Connect one end of the negative if blower will not operate, ven-...
  • Page 117: Jet Pump Clean-Out Procedure

    If you cannot remove the debris, consult 2) Lift the hatch on the rear platform. your Yamaha Boat dealer. 5) To reinstall the access port cap, first clean off any sand or other foreign matter from the cap or port surfaces.
  • Page 118 rouble ecovery 6) Press the T-handle down firmly to NOTiCE: lock the cap in place. Pull up force- Be sure the caps are locked se- • fully on the handle to be sure it is curely in place. Otherwise the locked.
  • Page 121 Owner’s Manual. The owner of the boat shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha Boat dealer of any and all apparent defects within ten (10) days of discovery and make the boat available at that time for inspection and repairs at the dealer’s place of business.
  • Page 122: C Onsumer I Nformation

    TRANSFER OF WARRANTY: Transfer of the warranty from the original purchaser to any subsequent purchaser is possible by having the boat inspected by an authorized Yamaha Boat dealer and requesting the dealer to submit a change of registration to Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. within ten (10) days of the transfer.
  • Page 123 Q. Is the warranty transferable to second owners? Yes. The remainder of the existing warranty can be transferred upon request. The unit has to be inspected and re-registered by an authorized Yamaha Boat dealer for the policy to remain effective.
  • Page 124 If any emission-related part on your engine is defective under warranty, the part will be repaired or replaced by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
  • Page 125 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser thereafter that each new 2001 and later outboard, personal watercraft, or boat equipped with a personal watercraft engine certified for sale and sold in California is:...
  • Page 126 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. will repair or replace any warranted part deemed defec- tive by Yamaha during the scope of the warranty without charge to the owner, including parts, labor, and diagnosis. This work must be done at an authorized Yamaha dealer. Give notice to an authorized Yamaha dealer of any apparent defect(s) within a reasonable period of time after discovery.
  • Page 127 (see your Owner’s Manual). Use of parts which are not qualitatively equivalent to genuine Yamaha parts, improper service, or lack of required maintenance which causes failure of a warranted part may constitute abuse and / or improper service, thereby invalidating warranty liability hereunder.
  • Page 128 Yamaha owners like you, and There are no limitations on hours of only while your Yamaha is still within the first use. Coverage isn’t limited to “moving year of the Yamaha Limited Warranty period.
  • Page 129 onSumer nformatIon BOATiNG TERmS TERm dEFiNiTiON The front part of the boat. deck The “floor” or upper structure which covers the hull. Give-Way The vessel which must yield the right-of-way when two boats meet. Gunwale The meeting junction of the deck and hull; the upper edge around the boat.
  • Page 130: Sample Float Plan

    SAmpLE FLOAT pLAN Leave a float plan with a responsible person on shore before boating. The example below can be copied and used. FLOAT pLAN VESSEL INFORMATION MOTOR TYPE: Jet BOAT MAKE: Yamaha MODEL: LENGTH: REGISTRATION NO: DECK COLOR: HULL COLOR: PASSENGER OPERATOR...
  • Page 131 onSumer nformatIon Pre-operation checks ..3-3 Post-operation checks ..3-25 Access Port Caps ..3-7, 5-5 Steering ..2-5, 3-5, 4-12 Adjustment and Maintenance .
  • Page 132 onSumer nformatIon Filling the gasoline tank ..3-1 Jet intakes ..1-13, 3-7, 5-5 Filter, air ....4-11 Jet nozzles .
  • Page 133 Y, z Steering ..2-5, 3-5, 3-19 Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.) . . 6-8 Steering and sailing rules and sound signals ..1-15 Steering cable ball joints and inner wire .
  • Page 134 ©2009 YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. Printed in U.S.A. LIT-18626-08-69...

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