TO THE OWNER Thank you for choosing a Yamaha Jet IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION: In this manual, information of particular Boat. This Owner’s Manual contains importance is distinguished in the fol- information you will need for proper lowing ways: operation, maintenance, and care. A...
AFETY NFORMATION & F EATURES UNCTIONS PERATION & C AINTENANCE & S ROUBLESHOOTING PECIAL ROCEDURES ONSUMER NFORMATION...
Record your Primary I.D., H.I.N., and engine number in the spaces provided to assist you in ordering spare parts from your Yamaha Jet Boat dealer. Also record and keep these I.D. numbers in a separate place in case your Jet Boat is stolen.
AFETY NFORMATION SAFETY A responsible adult must supervise operation of this boat by minors. INFORMATION Many states have minimum age and WARNING education requirements. Always ________________ check state and local boating laws SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY before you operate the Jet Boat. RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INFOR- MATION.
AFETY NFORMATION REQUIRED EQUIPMENT ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDATIONS The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has regulations which describe minimum The following equipment can help standards of safety. You must comply make your boating experience safer with these regulations, which apply to and more enjoyable: boats like your Jet Boat which are less ●...
AFETY NFORMATION ● You might also consider gloves APPAREL designed for water sports to help ● Because of the drowning hazards protect hands during operation, as associated with water sports, the well as while launching and docking operator and passengers must your boat.
AFETY NFORMATION ● Always perform the pre-operation checks on page 3-4 before operat- ing to be sure your equipment is working properly. ● The operator should always attach the engine stop switch lanyard (cable) to his PFD so that the engine will stop if the operator acci- dentally leaves the helm.
AFETY NFORMATION ● Maintain a safe distance from other Yamaha Jet Boats are water-jet pro- boats or watercraft, and also watch pelled. The jet pump is directly con- for boat's ski ropes or fishing lines. nected to the engine. This means Obey the "Rules of the Road"...
AFETY NFORMATION CRUISING LIMITATIONS ● Do not try to jump other boat's wakes or follow another boat or watercraft too closely or you will increase your chance of colliding with other boats. Do not go over a water-ski jump, or attempt any other kind of jumping maneuver with the boat, since you risk injuring yourself ●...
AFETY NFORMATION Be alert to the possibility of adverse NIGHT OPERATION weather. Take note of marine weath- ● When using your Jet Boat before er forecasts and the prevailing dawn and after dusk, you must have weather conditions before setting both bow and stern lights operating.
AFETY NFORMATION WATERSKIING the boat. A wetsuit can also help protect against hypothermia (low You can use the Jet Boat to tow a body temperature) and abrasions. waterskier, using the tow eye provided. ● A second person should be on Do not attach the tow rope to any other board as an observer to watch the location on the boat.
RULES OF THE ROAD right-of-way; it is called the "stand-on" Your Yamaha Jet Boat is legally consid- vessel. The vessel which does not have ered a power boat. Operation of the Jet the right-of-way is called the "give-way Boat must be in accordance with the or "burdened"...
AFETY NFORMATION RULES WHEN ENCOUNTERING Meeting If you are meeting another power ves- VESSELS sel head on, and are close enough to There are three main situations which run the risk of collision, neither of you you may encounter with other vessels has the right-of-way.
AFETY NFORMATION Narrow Channels and Bends STAND-ON-VESSEL When navigating in narrow channels, you should keep to the right when it is safe and practical to do so. If the oper- ator of a power-driven vessel is prepar- ing to go around a bend that may obstruct the view of other water ves- sels, the operator should sound a pro- longed blast on the horn (4 to 6 sec-...
AFETY NFORMATION MAIN CHANNEL BUOYS "1" "3" "5" "7" "6" C "1" N "2" LIGHTED BUOY (Port Hand) "7" Odd number, increasing toward head of naviga- tion. Leave to port (left) proceeding upstream. RB "L" White Light Green Light RG "L" "5"...
AFETY NFORMATION Reading Buoys and Other Markers TO GET MORE BOATING SAFETY INFORMATION The waters of the United states are Be informed about boating safety. marked for safe navigation by the later- Additional publications and information al system of buoys. Simply put, buoys can be obtained from many organiza- and markers have an arrangement of tions, including the following:...
AFETY NFORMATION ACCIDENT ENJOY YOUR JET REPORTING BOAT RESPONSIBLY Boat operators are required by law to You share the areas you enjoy when file a Boating Accident Report with operating your Jet Boat with others and their state boating law enforcement with nature.
& F EATURES UNCTIONS OPERATION OF WARNING ________________ CONTROLS AND You need engine power to turn. OTHER FUNCTIONS Pulling the throttle lever back to idle when traveling faster than idle STEERING speeds or shutting off the engine can cause you to hit an obstacle you are attempting to avoid, even if you are turning the steering wheel.
& F EATURES UNCTIONS OFF: WARNING Ignition circuits are switched off. The ● Always attach the engine stop engine cannot be started but other switches will operate. (The key can be switch lanyard to your personal removed.) flotation device (PFD) before starting the engine.
& F EATURES UNCTIONS Moving the throttle lever forward from cranking if the shift lever in not in increases engine speed. Move the Neutral. throttle to the idle position before using the shift lever. SHIFT LEVER W A R N I N G ________________ SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF...
& F EATURES UNCTIONS Neutral CHOKE KNOB The jet pump gate is dropped down part way over the jet nozzle. Some jet thrust is to the rear and some jet thrust is redirected forward. This balance of ➀ thrust acts like “neutral” to keep the boat from moving.
& F EATURES UNCTIONS FUEL COCK CAUTION: ________________ Sharp turns with a partial tank of fuel may result in fuel starvation due to fuel sloshing. Turn the fuel cock to Reserve if the engine begins to hes- itate during aggressive turning or ➀...
& F EATURES UNCTIONS 2. Tachometer Always consider the distance you are The Jet Boat has a tachometer that travelling and the amount of available displays engine rpm. fuel you have. Be sure you have enough fuel to reach the next fuel stop. TACHOMETER Be sure to begin returning to the port before you have consumed a half a...
& F EATURES UNCTIONS OVERHEAT WARNING SYSTEM If water is not circulating, something may be clogging the jet intake grate. The engine has an overheat warning Refer to the Jet Pump Clean-Out pro- device. If the engine starts to overheat, cedures on page 5-4 for further infor- the engine speed will be limited to about mation.
The electrical circuit for each switch is protected by a circuit breaker. If the button above 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. 2-12...
& F EATURES UNCTIONS ENGINE HOOD Closing Hood To open the engine hood, lift the latch hook upward and lift the hood. The hood is supported by gas-filled struts. Hood Latch To close the hood, push the hood down in the center. Hood Support Struts _________________ NOTE:...
& F EATURES UNCTIONS STORAGE COMPARTMENTS Under Hood, Center Tray There are six on-board storage com- partments. Bow Storage Under Hood, Port Side Ski Locker Port Side, behind front seat Clean-Out Access _________________ NOTE: There is a drain plug in the bottom of _________________ NOTE: the port side storage compartment.
Jet Boat is in the water, be Gasohol containing methanol is not sure it is securely moored to the recommended by Yamaha because it fueling dock. All passengers can cause fuel system damage or must be out of the boat during engine performance problems.
When enough deposits OIL INJECTION collect, piston rings begin sticking. SYSTEM Performance drops and engine wear This engine uses Yamaha's oil injection increases dramatically. system, which provides superior lubri- While many additives available may cation by ensuring the proper oil ratio reduce deposits, Yamaha recommends for all operating conditions.
PERATION GASOLINE (PETROL) FILLING THE OIL TANK AND ENGINE OIL FILLING FILLING THE GASOLINE (PETROL) TANK Open the engine hood, then open the oil tank filler cap. Very slowly add engine oil to the oil tank. Stop pouring when the oil just reaches the bottom of the filler neck.
PERATION PRE-OPERATION WARNING ________________ CHECKS If any item in the Pre-Operation check is not working properly, have CHECK LIST it inspected and repaired before operating the Jet Boat. Otherwise an Before Operating this Jet Boat, perform accident could occur. the following checks: PAGE ITEM CHECK...
PERATION _________________ Throttle NOTE: Pre-operation checks should be made each time the boat is used. This proce- dure can be accomplished thoroughly in a short time. The added safety and reliability the checks assure is worth the time involved. CHECK POINTS Steering Operate the throttle lever several times to make sure there is no hesitation in...
A fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this boat. If you do not Shift only with the engine idling. Do not have one, contact your local Yamaha shift when applying throttle. Jet Boat dealer or a fire extinguisher dealer to obtain one meeting the prop- Fire Extinguisher er specifications.
PERATION Jet Intake Fuel System Refer to page 4-10, "FUEL SYSTEM INSPECTION," for correct procedure. Fuel and Engine Oil Levels 1) Turn the main switch key to ON. Wait for the fuel gauge needle to stop moving, then note the fuel level.
PERATION Drainage System Drain plugs are located on each side of the jet nozzle on the stern to allow Self-Bailing Deck— more complete draining when the boat Most water which enters the deck area is removed from the water. bails automatically out the stern Engine Compartment and through the large drain hole in the Fuel Compartment Drain Plugs—...
PERATION Engine Compartment Lights Operate the bilge blower for at least 4 Check for proper operation of the bow minutes before starting the engine. and stern lights by pressing the switch Open engine hood and check to be on the control panel. sure no gasoline vapors are present.
PERATION Horn Cooling-Water Pilot Outlet Check that water comes out from the Press the horn switch to be sure the pilot outlet while the engine is running horn operates. in the water. Refer to page 2-11 for cor- rect operation of the device. Engine Stop Switch ➀...
(water) intake, damaging the impeller. ● Before operating your Jet Boat, become familiar with all controls. Consult your Yamaha dealer about any control or function you do not fully understand. ● Attach the engine stop switch lanyard to your personal flotation device before operating.
PERATION ➀ ➁ ➀ Engine stop switch ➁ _________________ Lock-plate with lanyard NOTE: _________________ Before the first start-up, remove the NOTE: fuel tank filler cap to release any built- It is not possible to start the engine up pressure in the tank because of fuel with the lock-plate removed from the expansion.
PERATION _________________ NOTE: ● Be sure the shift lever is put in the Neutral position or the starter motor will not operate. ● On this boat, the engine is connect- ed directly to the drive unit. Starting the engine generates some thrust immediately.
PERATION STOPPING THE ENGINE BREAK-IN (RUNNING-IN) PROCEDURE The engine and other components require a break-in (running in) period to allow surfaces of moving parts to wear in evenly. This ensures proper perfor- mance and promotes longer engine life. CAUTION: ________________ ●...
PERATION DRIVING YOUR Know and follow U.S. Coast Guard, state, and local laws when operating JET BOAT your Jet Boat. Select a wide area to learn in, where GETTING TO KNOW YOUR JET visibility is good and other boat traffic is BOAT light.
PERATION BOATING WITH PASSENGERS When one or more passengers are on board, the boat may handle differently, so operating it requires a higher degree of skill. Remember: Your Jet Boat is designed for one operator and up to four pas- sengers only.
PERATION BOARDING FROM A DOCK OR As you make turns, remember that boats steer from the stern. As you make LANDING JETTY a turn to the right, for example, the stern 1) Board the boat from the side. One of the boat swings to the left. This char- person should board at a time by acteristic is particularly important to stepping into the boat.
PERATION STOPPING DOCKING 1) Make sure no obstructions, boats or swimmers are close to the Jet Boat. Approach the dock from the port 300 FT (91 M) side if possible. 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 fenders.
PERATION 2) When the stern is out a few feet, release the bow mooring then steer WIND OR CURRENT 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.
PERATION CROSSING WAVES WAVE You won't always have flat, smooth water. There will be waves, wakes from other boats, etc. The best way to cross waves or wakes is with the least "jolt" to you and the boat. Small waves are not as difficult to 90°...
Reinstall all drain plugs. Clean any foreign material, such as dirt or sand, from the threads before installing the drain plugs. 5) Spray a rust inhibitor, such as Yamaha Silicone Protectant and Lubricant, on metallic parts to mini- mize corrosion. 3-21...
PERATION TRAILERING HITCH The trailer hitch ball must match the WARNING ________________ size of the socket on the trailer hitch 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 ●...
PERATION ● Check wheel bearings and wheel before continuing your trip. On lug nuts before each trip. longer trips, it is a good idea to carry a set of spare wheel bearings, ● Check tail, brake, and turn signal seals, and races. lights for proper operation.
PERATION LAUNCHING 5. Remove the bow line from the bow eye. 6. 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 possi- ble, remain on the trailer until the engine is warm and is responding to throttle.
PERATION 4. Make sure the boat is centered on LIFTING the support rails and is headed ___________ CAUTION: 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, waterski tow eye, or grab handles.
➀ ➂ ensure against deterioration. It is advisable to have the Jet Boat serviced by an authorized Yamaha Jet Boat dealer before storage. However, the fol- lowing procedures can be performed by the owner with a minimum of tools. ➀...
With the avoid engine overheating. engine running at a fast idle, quickly spray as much Yamaha Stor-Rite 5. After stopping the engine, remove Fogging Oil or an equivalent, as pos- the garden hose adapter.
4. Spray the exterior of the engine with ➁ Yamaha Silicone Protectant and Lubricant. ➀ 5. Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax such as Yamaha Ultra Gloss Cleaner Wax or other wax designed for marine gelcoat. ➁ WARNING ________________ Slippery surfaces can cause falls and injury.
● If the owner is not familiar with machine servicing, this work should be done by a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechan- ic. Improperly serviced compo- nents could fail or stop operating correctly, which could result in an accident.
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. Maintenance interval Initial Thereafter Page...
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 equi- valent. Throttle cable and choke cable Grease the throttle-cable and choke- cable inner wires at the carburetors.
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.
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 starter motor idle gear through the grease nipple. Grease capacity: 8.0 cc (0.27 oz) After first service: Every 100 hours or 6 months (you may do this yourself).
If repair is necessary, consult your nearest Yamaha Jet Boat dealer. WARNING ________________ Always properly dispose of gasoline One access panel is located on the (petrol) soaked rags. They can spon- upper deck wall on the port side, visible taneously ignite.
A diagnostic tachometer is useful for engine and require very sophisticated this procedure. adjustment. Most adjusting should be left to a Yamaha Jet Boat dealer who has the professional knowledge and Place the Jet Boat afloat. Start the experience to do so. However, the fol-...
The nozzle should point from idle to full throttle and back. If not, straight back when the steering ask your Yamaha Jet Boat dealer for wheel is centered. service. If steering is stiff or misadjusted, ask WARNING your Yamaha dealer to service it.
The gate should drop down over the nozzle to the stops. If reverse gate does not operate smoothly or correctly, ask your autho- rized Yamaha Jet Boat dealer for ser- vice. FUSE REPLACEMENT Pull the choke knob out until it stops.
& C AINTENANCE Batteries produce explosive gases. WARNING ________________ Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc., Do not use fuses of higher amper- away. Ventilate when charging or using in enclosed space. Always that those recommended. shield eyes when working near bat- Substitution of a fuse of improper teries.
& C AINTENANCE Recharging ➀ ➄ ➃ WARNING ________________ ➂ ● When charging the battery, keep it well away from sparks and ➁ open flames, as it gives off explo- sive gases. ● When using a battery charger, connect the battery to the charg- er before you turn on the charger.
& C AINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS MODEL UNIT EXS1200 JET BOAT ITEM VEHICLE CAPACITY Maximum people on board Number of people Maximum load capacity DIMENSIONS Length feet / inches 16' 7" Beam feet / inches 7' 7" Draft inches 13" Dry weight 1450 PERFORMANCE Maximum output...
Yamaha Jet Boat dealer or qualified mechanic for the proper service. The Troubleshooting Chart contains "TROUBLE", "POSSIBLE CAUSE", "REMEDY", "REFER PAGE".
Engine runs irregularly or Stale or • Have serviced at stalls • Fuel contaminated Yamaha dealer Oil and gasoline • Have serviced at mixture is too rich Yamaha dealer • Choke Knob is left pulled • Push it in fully Water or dust •...
& S ROUBLESHOOTING PECIAL ROCEDURES EMERGENCY JUMP STARTING PROCEDURES TOWING THE JET BOAT – – ➀ ➀ Negative (–) jumper cable ➁ Positive (+) jumper cable ➀ Bow eye If the boat’s battery runs down, the The Jet Boat should be towed only if it engine can be started in an emergency becomes inoperative.
& S ROUBLESHOOTING PECIAL ROCEDURES To connect the jumper cables: JET PUMP CLEAN-OUT PROCEDURE 1. Connect the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery to the positive ter- WARNING ________________ minal (+)of the booster battery with SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY the positive jumper cable.
If you hatch be accidentally opened cannot remove the debris, consult during operation. The engine will your Yamaha Jet Boat Dealer. not restart unless the hatch is closed and latched. 5. To reinstall the access port cap, first clean any debris from the threads in the access port.
Owner’s Manual. The owner of the Jet Boat shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha Jet 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.
Charges for transporting the Jet Boat to and from an authorized Yamaha Jet Boat dealer are excluded from warranty coverage.
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 Jet Boat dealer is held responsible for his setup, service and warranty repair work.
Yamaha owners like you, and only components to match the comforting 5- while your Yamaha is still within the first year year standard protection on the hull. of the Yamaha Limited Warranty period. So visit your authorized Yamaha dealer to get all ●...
& 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.
Leave a float plan with a responsible person on shore before boating. The exam- ple below can be copied and used. FLOAT PLAN VESSEL INFORMATION BOAT MAKE: Yamaha MOTOR TYPE: MODEL: Exciter SE LENGTH.: REGISTRATION NO.: DECK COLOR: Teal/Yellow HULL COLOR: White PASSENGERS...
& I ONSUMER NFORMATION NDEX INDEX Change of address (warranty) ..6-3 Checks: Accident Reporting ....1-20 Battery condition ..3-7, 4-3, 4-16 Adjustment and Maintenance .
& I ONSUMER NFORMATION NDEX Fuel system inspection ... .4-10 Fuel tank ..... .4-11 Deck drain .
& I ONSUMER NFORMATION NDEX Operation of controls and other functions ....2-5 Lanyard ...1-10, 2-5, 3-10, 3-12 Operational requirements .
Stopping ....1-11, 3-18 Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.) . . .6-4 Stopping the engine ....3-14 Storage .