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212SS • 212X
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  • Page 1 212SS • 212X OWNER’S / OPERATOR’S MANUAL read this manual carefully before operating this boat.
  • Page 2 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 Thank you for choosing a Yamaha Boat. important manUaL inFormation: In this manual, information of particular This Owner’s Manual contains informa- importance is distinguished in the fol- tion you will need for proper operation, lowing ways: maintenance, and care. A thorough understanding of these simple instruc- This is the safety alert symbol.
  • Page 5 212SS/212X aFety nFormation & F eatures unctions peration & c aintenance rouble ecovery 4-co onsumer nFormation 1-colo 1-colo...
  • 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: Safety Information

    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 FoUr StarS - SUpEr ULtra LoW EmiSSion This watercraft is labeled in California The four-star label identifies engines with a California Air Resources Board that meet the Air Resources Board’s (CARB) star label ① See below for a Sterndrive and Inboard marine engine description of your particular 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. ① Emission control information label manUFaCtUrED DatE LaBEL ② Manufactured date label...
  • Page 12: Important Labels

    AFETY NFORMATION important LaBELS...
  • Page 13: Labels

    AFETY NFORMATION  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: Other Labels

    AFETY NFORMATION ar210 moDEL onLY othEr LaBELS WARNING Improper use of the ballast system can overload the boat, causing poor handling and increased risk of swamping. Ballast system adds 750 lb (340 kg) when full. Include this weight when making sure your load does not exceed the weight shown on the Maximum Capacities label.
  • Page 16: Safety Information

    LimitationS on Who maY include the weight of the ballast (if opEratE thE Boat equipped), which is 750 lb. (340 kg) • Yamaha recommends a minimum when full, when calculating weight. operator age of 16 years old. • Adults must supervise use by...
  • Page 17: Required Equipment

    (including metric also be used as an emergency sig- sizes), and electrical tape. nal. Contact your Yamaha dealer or • Oar or paddle (look for one with a the Coast Guard for more informa- boat hook on the other end).
  • Page 18: Cruising Limitations

    AFETY NFORMATION CrUiSinG LimitationS risk of back/spinal injury (paraly- sis), facial injuries, and broken legs, • Scan constantly for people, objects, ankles, and other bones. Do not and other watercraft. Be alert for jump waves or wakes. conditions that limit your visibility or •...
  • Page 19: Operational Requirements

    AFETY NFORMATION opErationaL rEqUirEmEntS • For reasons of safety and proper care of the boat, always perform the • All riders must wear a Coast Guard pre-operation checks listed on page approved personal flotation device 3-4 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 (lan- • Maintain a safe distance from other yard) to the PFD and keep it free boats or watercraft, and also watch from the steering wheel or other for boats’ ski ropes or fishing lines. controls so that the engine stops if Obey the “Rules of the Road”...
  • Page 21: Night Operation

    NFORMATION an open area without obstructions until you have a good feel for the maneuver. • This Yamaha Boat is water-jet pro- pelled. The pumps are directly con- nected to the engines. This means intaKE GratE that the jet thrust will produce some movement whenever the engines are running.
  • Page 22: Water-Skiing

    AFETY NFORMATION apparel such as denim, but does not WatEr-SKiinG include spandex or similar fabrics You can use the boat to tow a water like those used in bicycle shorts. skier, using the tow cleat provided. • A second person should be on board as a spotter to watch the skier;...
  • Page 23: Rules Of The Road

    Stand-on Vessel The vessel with the right-of-way has the duty to continue its course and speed, Your Yamaha Boat is legally considered except to avoid an immediate collision. a powerboat. Operation of the boat When you maintain your direction and...
  • Page 24: Rules When Encountering Vessels

    AFETY NFORMATION rULES WhEn EnCoUntErinG meeting If you are meeting another power ves- VESSELS sel head on, and are close enough There are three main situations that to run the risk of collision, neither of you may encounter with other vessels you has the right-of-way! Both of you which could lead to a collision unless should alter course to avoid an acci-...
  • 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 operator 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...
  • Page 26 AFETY NFORMATION “1” “3” “5” “7” C “1” “6” n “2” LiGhtED BUoY (port hand) odd number, increasing toward head “7” rB “L” of navigation. Leave to port (left) pro- ceeding rG “L” White Light Green Light “5” “4” “2” “4” “6” LiGhtED BUoY (Starboard hand) Even number, increasing toward head “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 lat- eral 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 navigating in a particular direction.
  • Page 28: To Get More Boating Safety Information

    The Online Boating Safety Course, other boats, swimmers, and populated available through the watercraft sec- beaches. When travel in areas like tion of the website, these is unavoidable, operate slowly is a free, 50-question learning course and obey all laws.
  • Page 29 Chapter 2 FEatUrES & FUnCtionS LoCation oF main ComponEntS ......2-1 opEration oF ControLS anD othEr FUnCtionS....2-5 Steering .
  • Page 31: Location Of Main Components

    & F EATURES UNCTIONS LoCation oF main ComponEntS main Features: Air Filter Cases Hood Supports Fuel Tank Engine Compartment Vent Outlets Battery Engine Compartment Vent Inlets Blower Motor Fuel Tank Compartment Air Ventilation port/Starboard Features: Fuel Tank Compartment Drain Plug Flush Attachments Jet Pumps Electrical Boxes...
  • Page 32 & F EATURES UNCTIONS Ⓑ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓑ Ⓑ Ⓐ...
  • Page 33: Grab Handles

    & F EATURES UNCTIONS LoCation oF main ComponEntS: Bow Lights Bow Eye Storage Compartments Bow Anchor Locker Grab Handles Cleats Courtesy Lights Fuel Tank Inspection Access Hatch Throttle/Shift Levers Cooler Stern Ladder Stern Light Socket Ski Tow Hook Jet Pump Clean-out Access Panel Pump Clean-out Interlock Switches Rear Boarding Step Accessory Pedestal Table Mounts...
  • Page 34 & F EATURES UNCTIONS LoCation oF main ComponEntS Fuel YAMAHA YAMAHA YAMAHA port StarBoarD Control Features: ⑤ Ignition Switch Keys ① ⑥ Speedometer Steering Wheel ② ⑦ Tachometer Tilt Adjustment Lever ③ ⑧ Depth Finder Switches and Breakers ④ ⑨ Fuel Gauge...
  • Page 35: Operation Of Controls And Other Functions

    StEErinG ing wheel could suddenly change position, which may lead to an accident. Fuel YAMAHA YAMAHA YAMAHA • Be sure the steering wheel is locked in position after adjust- ment. if the steering wheel is not locked in position, it may...
  • Page 36: Engine Shut-Off Switch

    & F EATURES UNCTIONS EnGinE ShUt-oFF SWitCh WARNING • always attach the engine shut- off cord to your personal flota- tion device (pFD) or arm or leg, BEForE starting the engines. Failure to attach the cord could result in a runaway boat if the operator is ejected.
  • Page 37: Throttle/Shift Levers

    & F EATURES UNCTIONS oFF: Ignition circuits are switched off. The engine cannot be started but other switches will operate. (The key can be removed.) Ignition circuits are switched on (The key cannot be removed). Start: The starter motor will turn to start the engine.
  • Page 38 & F EATURES UNCTIONS This boat is equipped with “start-in- gear” protection. The engines will not start unless the levers are in the Neutral position. The shift lever controls the direction of travel. The drive line on the boat is direct drive, so jet thrust is always being pro- duced while the engines are running.
  • Page 39: Fuel Tank Filler Cap

    FUEL tanK FiLLEr Cap GaUGES 1. Speedometer The speedometer ① shows the boat speed in miles per hour (mph). Fuel YAMAHA YAMAHA YAMAHA Be sure to tighten the cap securely before operating. 2. tachometers The boat has two tachometers ②...
  • Page 40: Depth Finder

    Fuel YAMAHA YAMAHA YAMAHA pect shallow water or submerged objects, as water depth may change too quickly to allow time for you to react.
  • Page 41 & F EATURES UNCTIONS The Depth Finder continually monitors and displays a reading of water depths from 2.5 to 200 feet (0.8 to 61 meters). The instrument calculates the depth by emitting sound signals and measuring how long it takes for the sound to “echo” off the bottom.
  • Page 42 Deep Alarm Indicator If this occurs, reduce engine speed on the display. and return to shore. Have a Yamaha dealer check the engine and cir- After 10 seconds the audible alarm cuits.
  • Page 43: Overheat Warning System

    & F EATURES UNCTIONS tip: All three warning indicators blink tip: If water cooling passages on the when the No-Wake Mode system is engines are dry, it will take about 20 engaged (see page 2-14). seconds for water to reach the pilot outlets after starting.
  • Page 44: Switches

    & F EATURES UNCTIONS SWitChES Courtesy Lights This switch turns on the lights  located in the recess on each side of YAMAHA DEPTH x 1000 x 1000 the gunwale. Fuel YAMAHA YAMAHA YAMAHA  Blower  Bilge Pump Lights ...
  • Page 45 • Press both No-Wake Mode buttons it back in with your finger. If it pops again. out again, ask your Yamaha dealer to • Move the accelerator levers to a inspect the electrical system. faster engine speed.
  • Page 46: Ballast System

    & F EATURES UNCTIONS YAMAHA DEPTH x 1000 x 1000 Fuel YAMAHA YAMAHA YAMAHA ① Fill Ballast tip: There is also an accessory fuse at ② Drain Ballast the battery (see page 4-16). BaLLaSt SYStEm Filling (212X only) The ballast fills and discharges water...
  • Page 47: Swivel Seat Operation

    & F EATURES UNCTIONS to drain any remaining water. It may 1) Press the top of the switch (“FILL”) to be necessary to press or lift the begin automatic filling. The pump will bladders to help drain them com- run for about 8-1/2 minutes to take on pletely.
  • Page 48: Stereo System

    MP3 player input in a and lift the hood. x 1000 compartment at the helm. Refer to the hood Latch Fuel YAMAHA YAMAHA stereo system owner's manual included with your boat. StoraGE CompartmEntS Your boat has convenient on-board storage areas.
  • Page 49 & F EATURES UNCTIONS Under Front Seats Glove Box port-Side Console Pull up the seat cushions to access the storage compartments. Front Locker Under rear Side Seats Self-Draining Cooler 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.
  • Page 50: Front Walk-Through

    & F EATURES UNCTIONS Front WaLK-throUGh If desired, the Walk-Through to the bow of the boat can be closed. Doorway Pull up the seat cushions to access the storage compartments. Unlatch the door from the port-side console storage compartment, and lock it into place on the driver's side console.
  • Page 51: Rear Walk-Through

    & F EATURES UNCTIONS Windshield rEar WaLK-throUGh For easy access from the cabin area to the stern patio area and swim platform, lift out and stow the center rear seat cushion. Press the center seat cushion firmly into place for seating when underway. SWim pLatForm WARNING Stay away from the swim platform...
  • Page 52: Wakeboard Tower

    Choose only accessories designed for your boat's wakeboard tower. Your Yamaha dealer has a variety of genuine Yamaha accessories. Other accesso- ries may also be available on the mar- ket. However, it is not possible to test 3.
  • Page 53 & F EATURES UNCTIONS raising 4. Still supporting the upper section of the wakeboard tower, install the two Support the tower and attach the short supports ④ using two screw tower supports on both sides, leav- knobs on each side. Install the teth- ing the screw knobs slightly loose.
  • Page 55 Chapter 3 opEration FUEL anD oiL ..........3-1 Gasoline .
  • Page 57: Fuel And Oil

    • Avoid getting water and con- taining methanol is not recommended taminants fuel tank. by Yamaha because it can cause fuel Contaminated fuel can cause poor system damage or engine performance performance and engine damage. problems. Use only fresh gasoline that has been stored in clean containers.
  • Page 58: Engine Oil

    PERATION tip: Additive, available from your Yamaha dealer, is formulated to remove existing • Each engine has an oil-tank system. deposits and, when used continuously, It is normal for the oil level to vary prevent new ones from forming, while depending upon whether the engine also helping to keep fuel injectors and is cold or at operating temperature.
  • Page 59 PERATION “F” mark, the engine is overfilled. 2) If the level is at least at the minimum Consult a Yamaha dealer to have level “L” mark  on the dipstick, oil extracted from the engine to but less than the “F” mark  , the engine can be operated.
  • Page 60: Pre-Operation Checks

    Yamaha dealer. itEm ChECK paGE rEF. BEForE LaUnCh or opEration: STEERING Check for proper steering operation.
  • Page 61: Check Points

    It is worth the time spent to ensure safety and reliability. ChECK pointS Steering Make sure the wheel is not loose. Fuel YAMAHA YAMAHA YAMAHA Move the control levers several times through their full range of motion. Operation should be smooth over the...
  • Page 62 A fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this boat. If you do not have one, contact your local Yamaha Fire Extinguisher Boat dealer or a fire extinguisher deal- er to obtain one meeting the proper specifications.
  • Page 63 PERATION Jet intakes Fuel System 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 64 PERATION A one-way check valve in the drain pre- A drain plug  is located at the center vents water from traveling back to the of the stern to allow more complete draining when the boat is removed from deck during mooring or while moving the water.
  • Page 65 PERATION YAMAHA DEPTH x 1000 x 1000 Engine Compartment Lights Fuel YAMAHA YAMAHA YAMAHA 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...
  • Page 66 Check that water comes out from the Press the horn switch  to be sure the pilot outlets while engine is running in horn operates. the water. Refer to page 2-13 for correct YAMAHA DEPTH x 1000 x 1000 operation of the device.
  • Page 67 PERATION Bimini™ top (212SS) 4) Attach the snap hooks to the strap eyes. Raising from the fully collapsed storage position. 1) With an assistant, raise the top and secure the rear support poles to the rear support pole mounts with the lock pins.
  • Page 68 The Bimini top must be secured to 1) Raise the rear support poles. the boat when it is being trailered. When trailered with a Genuine Yamaha 2) Unhook the front straps and pull the Cover, simply store the Bimini top in the top to the back.
  • Page 69: Operation

    Operation Bimini top (212X moDEL) ™ The Bimini top is normally covered and secured to the top rail of the Wakeboard Tower. To deploy the top, follow the ① steps below: ② 1) Unclip the two fasteners that hold the Bimini storage cover and top to the Wakeboard Tower rail.
  • Page 70 Operation Bimini top EXtEnSion After erecting the Bimini top the top extension may be put up. Attach the support pole ① to the rear mounts ② on the Wake Board Tower bases. ① ② Secure the tension straps to the stern cleats and adjust as needed to remove wrinkles.
  • Page 71: Starting The Engines

    • Before operating your boat, become familiar with all controls. Consult your Yamaha dealer 1) Always make sure the boat is about any control or function you launched and used in waters that do not fully understand. Failure are free from weeds and debris, to understand how the controls and at least 3 ft.
  • Page 72 Operation 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 ing the clip groove over the nut in Neutral.
  • Page 73: Stopping The Engines

    Operation StoppinG thE EnGinES • Never turn the ignition key to “Start” while the engine is run- ning. the starter mechanism could be damaged. • If the starter motor is engaged continuously for more than 5 sec- onds, the battery will become quickly discharged and it will be impossible to start the engine.
  • Page 74: Break-In Procedure

    PERATION BrEaK-in proCEDUrE The engine break-in period is essential to allow the various components of the engine to wear and polish themselves to the correct operating clearances. This ensures proper performance and promotes longer component life. 1) Launch the boat and start the engines (see page 3-15).
  • Page 75: Driving Your Boat

    PERATION DriVinG YoUr Boat Know and follow U.S. Coast Guard, state, and local laws when operating your boat. GEttinG to KnoW YoUr Boat Select a wide area to learn in, where Operating your boat requires skills visibility is good and other boat traffic acquired through practice over a period is light. Keep the proper distance from of time.
  • Page 76: Turning The Boat

    PERATION tUrninG thE Boat input until you apply throttle again or you reach a trolling speed. WARNING At trolling speed, the boat can be • Do not pull the throttle levers turned gradually by steering wheel back to idle when trying to steer position alone using just the amount away from objects –...
  • Page 77: Boating With Passengers

    PERATION BoatinG With paSSEnGErS tUrninG LEFt WARNING When passengers are on board, Fuel YAMAHA YAMAHA YAMAHA make sure they are seated and hold- ing on before you start to acceler- ate. an unprepared passenger could lose balance and fall. Your boat is designed for one operator and up to eight passengers only.
  • Page 78: Boarding From A Dock Or Landing Jetty

    PERATION 2) Climb up onto the swim platform, then sit in one of the seats provided. BoarDinG From a DoCK or LanDinG JEttY 1) Board the boat from the side. One person should board at a time by stepping into the boat. Never jump in.
  • Page 79: Stopping

    PERATION StoppinG DoCKinG 1) Make sure no obstructions, boats or swimmers are close to the boat. Come to a stop before you reach the 400 ft (122 m) dock. 345 ft (105 m) 2) Notice how wind and water currents are affecting boat movement as you attach your mooring lines and fend- ers.
  • Page 80: Leaving A Dock

    PERATION Wind or current pushing boat toward 2) When the stern is out a few feet, dock: release the bow mooring then steer in the direction you want the bow to move. Open the throttle slightly and begin to move away from the dock. BEaChinG 1) Make sure no obstructions, boats or swimmers are near the beach.
  • Page 81: Anchoring

    PERATION anChorinG 4) Pull on the line to be sure the anchor is holding. Also, periodically WARNING check your boat’s position against the shoreline to make sure it is not always anchor from bow. drifting and dragging the anchor. anchoring from the stern will make Reset if necessary.
  • Page 82: Crossing Wakes And Swells

    PERATION CroSSinG WaKES anD SWELLS You will not always have flat, smooth water. There will be swells and wakes from other boats, etc. Sharp WaKES 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 83: Post-Operation Checks

    PERATION poSt-opEration 1) After putting the boat on the trailer, flush cooling system on each engine ChECKS to prevent the cooling system from clogging up with salt, sand, or dirt. poSt-opEration ChECKS Refer to page 4-1 for the cooling system flushing procedure. These post-operation procedures are developed to help preserve the long- 2) Drain residual water from the exhaust...
  • Page 84 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 mini- mize corrosion. 3-28...
  • Page 85: Trailering

    PERATION traiLErinG hitCh The trailer hitch ball must match the size of the socket on the trailer hitch WARNING coupler. Hitches are divided into class- avoid accident and injury from es that specify the gross trailer weight improper trailering: (GTW) and the maximum tongue weight.
  • Page 86: Backing Your Trailer

    PERATION • Check wheel bearings and wheel it is a good idea to carry a set of lug nuts before each trip. spare wheel bearings, seals, and races. • Check tail, brake, and turn signal lights for proper operation. • When making a turn, do not cut cor- ners.
  • Page 87: Launching

    PERATION LaUnChinG 5) Back the trailer farther into the water until just the tops of the fenders show, then reset the parking brake. Board the boat and start it. If pos- sible, remain on the trailer until the engines are warm and are respond- ing to throttle.
  • Page 88: Lifting

    PERATION LiFtinG 3) Make sure the boat is centered on the support rails and is headed straight for the bow stop (bumper board). Ease the boat forward until Do not attach lifting cables to the the bow rests against the bow stop. bow eye, cleats, water-ski tow eye, NOTICE: the winch line is not or grab handles.
  • Page 89 212SS ........
  • Page 91: Storage

    Cooling system flushing is essential to Fill the fuel tank with fresh fuel, adding prevent the cooling system from clog- one ounce of Yamaha Fuel Conditioner ging up with salt, sand, or dirt. and Stabilizer or an equivalent to each gallon of fuel.
  • Page 92: Lubrication

    4) Spray a rust inhibitor such as into the crankcase causing severe Yamaha Stor-Rite Fogging Oil into engine damage. Do not run the engine the intake opening ④ for 3 seconds. for more than 15 seconds after the...
  • Page 93: Battery

    & C AINTENANCE 7) Grease the areas of the boat speci- For maintenance free (MF) type batter- fied in “Grease Points” in the adjust- ies with sealed cells, check the termi- ment and maintenance section. nal voltage monthly. When the terminal voltage drops to 12.5 VDC or lower, BattErY recharge the battery with an appropri-...
  • Page 94: Cleaning

    Reinstall the drain plugs. 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 designed for marine gelcoat.
  • Page 95: Owner's/Operator's Manual And Tool Kit

    Be sure to turn off the engines when you perform maintenance unless otherwise specified. if you are not familiar with machine servicing, this work should be done by a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and sys-...
  • Page 96: Periodic Inspection 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...
  • 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 periodically; heat and deposits will cause the spark plugs to slowly break down and erode. If electrode...
  • Page 98: Grease Points

    AINTENANCE GrEaSE pointS To keep moving parts sliding or rotating smoothly, coat them with water resis- tant grease such as Yamaha Marine Grease, Yamaha Grease A, or an equiv- alent. throttle Cable Grease the throttle-cable inner wires at the carburetors.
  • Page 99: Bearing Housing

    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. Grease capacity: 33.0~35.0 cc (1.11~1.18 oz)
  • Page 100: Fuel System Inspection

    Check the fuel system for leaks, cracks, ment ②. Remove the seat cushion, or malfunctions. If any problem is found, then look up inside the compartment to consult a Yamaha dealer. see the fuel filler hose and clamp. Checking points: 1. Fuel tank leakage 2.
  • Page 101: Fuel Tank

    & C AINTENANCE FUEL tanK It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer change the engine oil and oil If the fuel tank needs to be cleaned filter. However, if you choose to change or when any water is found in the fuel...
  • Page 102: Air Filter

    & C AINTENANCE air FiLtEr The air filter element should be checked every 12 months or every 100 hours of operation. To check the air filter: 1) Open the hood (see page 2-18). 2) Remove the air filter case cover screws ①...
  • Page 103: Steering Cable Inspection

    1) Check for smooth operation of the wheel and steering nozzles. 2) Check for proper steering adjust- ment. The nozzles should both point straight back when the steering wheel is centered. If steering is stiff or misadjusted, ask your Yamaha dealer to service it. 4-13...
  • Page 104: Controls (Throttle/Shift)

    Neutral to Reverse. The observer should check for proper movement of the shift gates. Both gates should drop down over the nozzles to the stops. If reverse gates do not operate smoothly or correctly, ask your authorized Yamaha Boat dealer for service. 4-14...
  • Page 105: Sacrificial Anodes

    2) Clean the mounting-bolts threads, then coat them with Loctite 242, ® available from your Yamaha dealer. 3) Install the new anode. Tighten the mounting bolts to specification. Anode Bolt Torque: ① 50~80 kgf-cm (47~70 inch-pounds) ...
  • Page 106: Fuse Replacement

    & C AINTENANCE FUSE rEpLaCEmEnt WARNING Do not use fuses of higher amper- that those recommended. Substitution of a fuse of improper rating can cause extensive electrical system damage and possible fire. BattErY The fuse is in the ignition coil holder. To replace the fuse, unscrew the cap These general guidelines apply to many and pull the two red leads out with the...
  • Page 107 & C AINTENANCE recharging WARNING WARNING Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous, causing severe burns, • When charging the battery, keep it etc. it contains sulfuric acid. avoid well away from sparks and open contact with skin, eyes or clothing. flames, as it gives off explosive gases.
  • Page 108 & C AINTENANCE ④ ② ③ ① ① Positive (+) Battery cable (Red) ② Negative ( –) Battery cable (Black) ③ Accessory (+) Lead (Red/Black) ④ Accessory (–) Lead (Black) BattErY rEmoVaL: Disconnect battery leads before removing the battery. Disconnect the negative (–) lead first.
  • Page 109: Specifications

    & C AINTENANCE SpECiFiCationS moDEL itEm Unit 212SS: Fat1100C-h VEhiCLE CapaCitY Maximum people on board Number of people Maximum load capacity (persons) 1675 DimEnSionS Length feet / inches 21.0' / 252" Beam feet / inches 8.6' /102.4" Draft inches 16"...
  • Page 110 & C AINTENANCE SpECiFiCationS moDEL itEm Unit 212X: Fat1100a-h / B-h VEhiCLE CapaCitY Maximum people on board Number of people Maximum load capacity (persons) 1675 DimEnSionS Length feet / inches 21' / 252" Beam feet / inches 8.6' /102.4" Draft inches 16"...
  • Page 111: Trouble Recovery

    Chapter 5 troUBLE rECoVErY troUBLEShootinG ........5-1 Troubleshooting Chart.
  • Page 113: Troubleshooting

    Yamaha Boat dealer or qualified mechanic for the proper service. The Troubleshooting Chart contains: “TROUBLE,” “POSSIBLE CAUSE,” “REMEDY,” and “REFER PAGE.”...
  • Page 114 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...
  • Page 115: Emergency Procedures

    ROUBLE ECOVERY EmErGEnCY WARNING proCEDUrES • The operator of the towing boat must keep speed to a minimum toWinG thE Boat and avoid traffic or obstacles which could be a hazard to the driver on the boat. • The operator of the towing boat must keep speed to a minimum and avoid traffic or obstacles which could be a hazard to either...
  • Page 116: Jump Starting

    ROUBLE ECOVERY JUmp StartinG 2) Connect one end of the negative (–) jumper cable to the negative (–) WARNING terminal of the booster battery. SEVErE inJUrY or DEath maY 3) Connect the other end of the nega- rESULt iF YoU iGnorE anY oF tive (–) cable to an engine hanger on thE FoLLoWinG: either side of the engine oil tank.
  • Page 117: Jet Pump Clean-Out Procedure

    Yamaha Boat Dealer. 2) Lift the hatch on the rear platform. 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 lock the cap in place. Pull up force- • Be sure the caps are locked fully on the handle to be sure it is securely in place. otherwise the locked. If a strong pull will move the cap could be forced out of the handle, it is not locked securely –...
  • Page 121 Owner’s Manual. The owner of the boat shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha Boat dealer of any and all appar- ent 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 SpECiFiC partS EXCLUDED From WarrantY; Parts replaced due to normal wear or routine maintenance such as oil, spark plugs, fuel filters, impeller and liner, and anodes are not covered by warranty. Charges for transporting the boat to and from an authorized Yamaha Boat dealer are excluded from warranty coverage.
  • Page 123 2. Explain the operation, maintenance, and warranty requirements to your satisfaction at the time of sale, and upon your request at any later date. In addition, each Yamaha Boat dealer is held responsible for his setup, service and warranty repair work.
  • Page 124 • You are responsible for presenting your outboard, personal watercraft, or boat equipped with a personal watercraft engine to a Yamaha distribution center as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact...
  • Page 125 NFORMATION NDEX Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent pur- chaser 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: 1.
  • Page 126 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. will repair or replace any warranted part deemed defective 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 5-year standard protection on available to Yamaha owners like you, and only the hull. while your Yamaha is still within the first year • Y.E.S. is designed and administered by the of the Yamaha Limited Warranty period. So...
  • Page 129 & I ONSUMER NFORMATION NDEX 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: Float Plan

    NFORMATION NDEX 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 BOAT MAKE: Yamaha MOTOR TYPE: MODEL: LENGTH: REGISTRATION NO: DECK COLOR: HULL COLOR:...
  • Page 131 & I ONSUMER NFORMATION NDEX Capacity limit ....1-8 Carbon monoxide ... 1-12, 3-15 Access Port Caps .
  • Page 132 & I ONSUMER NFORMATION NDEX Fuel tank capacity..3-2, 4-19, 4-20 Fuel tank filler cap ....2-9 Deck drain ..... 3-7 Fuse replacement .
  • Page 133 & I ONSUMER NFORMATION NDEX Pre-operation checklist ... . 3-4 Limit on running engine out of water . . 4-2 Pre-operation checks ... . . 3-5 Limit on starter motor running period .
  • Page 134 Tachometers ....2-9 Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.) . . 6-8 Throttle/shift ..1-12, 2-7, 3-5, 3-20 Throttle cable inspection.
  • Page 135 ©2008 Yamaha motor Corporation, U.S.a. printed in U.S.a LIT-18626-08-23...

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