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2008
SuperJet
OWNER'S/OPERATOR'S MANUAL
U.S.A. Edition
LIT-18626-07-20
READ THIS MANUAL
CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION!
F2F-28199-10

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   Summary of Contents for Yamaha 2008 SuperJet

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    2008 SuperJet OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL U.S.A. Edition LIT-18626-07-20 READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION! F2F-28199-10...

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    Important manual information EJU30140 EJU30200 To the owner/operator Thank you for choosing a Yamaha watercraft. SuperJet This owner’s/operator’s manual contains in- OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL formation you will need for proper operation, ©2007 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, maintenance, and care. A thorough under-...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Bow rope hole ......... 28 General and important labels... 1 Stern rope hole ........ 28 Identification numbers ....1 Engine overheat warning system ..28 Primary Identification (PRI-ID) Storage pouch ......... 29 number ........... 1 Hull Identification Number (HIN) ..1 Operation .........

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    Cleaning the jet intake and impeller ........71 Jumping the battery ......72 Replacing the fuse ......73 Towing the watercraft ...... 73 Submerged watercraft ..... 74 Consumer information....75 Limited warranty ......75 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.) ........77...

  • Page 6: General And Important Labels

    Hull Identification Number (HIN), and engine serial number in the spaces provided for assistance when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer. Also record and keep these ID numbers in a separate place in case your watercraft is stolen.

  • Page 7: Emission Control Information

    General and important labels EJU30340 EJU30410 Emission control information Manufactured date label This label is attached to the electrical box and This engine conforms to 2008 U.S. Environ- muffler. mental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for marine SI engines. EJU30370 Approval label of emission control certificate This label is attached to the electrical box and muffler.

  • Page 8: Important Labels

    General and important labels EJU30450 Important labels...

  • Page 9: Warning Labels

    General and important labels EJU35910 Warning labels...

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    General and important labels...

  • Page 11: Other Labels

    General and important labels EJU35923 Other labels...

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    General and important labels The following label indicates the correct direction to upright a capsized watercraft.

  • Page 13: Safety Information

    The safe use and operation of this water- operate the watercraft craft is dependent upon the use of proper Yamaha recommends a minimum operator riding techniques, as well as upon the age of 16 years old. common sense, good judgment, and ex- Adults must supervise use by minors.

  • Page 14: Cruising Limitations

    Safety information kles, and other bones. Do not jump wakes EJU30751 Cruising limitations or waves. Scan constantly for people, objects, and Do not operate the watercraft in rough wa- other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that ter, bad weather, or when visibility is poor; limit your visibility or block your vision of this may lead to an accident causing injury others.

  • Page 15: Operation Requirements

    Safety information with another boat, which could result in se- EJU30770 Operation requirements vere injury or death. All riders must wear a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved personal flotation device (PFD) that is suitable for personal water- craft use. Wear protective clothing. Severe internal injuries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of falling into the water or being near the jet thrust nozzle.

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    Safety information know that a helmet could help protect you in NEVER operate the watercraft after con- certain kinds of accidents and that it could suming alcohol or taking other drugs. injure you in others. A helmet is designed to provide some head protection.

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    Safety information so that the engine stops if you, the operator, boating laws also require that the fire extin- fall off. After riding, remove the engine shut- guisher be approved by the USCG. off cord from the watercraft to avoid acci- dental starting or unauthorized use by chil- dren or others.

  • Page 18: Recommended Equipment

    A mirror can also be used as an emergency signal. Contact a Yamaha dealer or the U.S. Coast Guard for more information. Watch Never start the engine or let it run for any A watch is helpful so you will know how long length of time in an enclosed area.

  • Page 19: Watercraft Characteristics

    Safety information contact with the rotating parts of the jet EJU30880 Watercraft characteristics pump. Jet thrust turns the watercraft. Releasing the throttle lever completely produces only minimum thrust. If you are traveling at speeds above trolling, you will have rapidly decreasing ability to steer without throttle.

  • Page 20: Rules Of The Road

    EJU30960 Rules of the Road The vessel which does not have the right-of- Your Yamaha watercraft is legally consid- way has the duty to take positive and timely ered a powerboat. Operation of the water- action to stay out of the way of the stand-on craft must be in accordance with the rules vessel.

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    Safety information give-way vessels). Both you and the meeting provided the other vessel gives you the right- vessel must alter course to avoid each other. of-way as it should. Meeting Overtaking If you are meeting another power-driven ves- If you are passing another vessel, you are the sel head on, and are close enough to run the give-way vessel.

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    Safety information Fishing vessel right-of-way Many bodies of water used by boaters are en- All vessels fishing with nets, lines, or trawls tirely within the boundaries of a particular are considered to be “fishing vessels” under state. The Uniform State Waterway Marking the International Rules.

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    Safety information They signify speed zones, restricted areas, danger areas, and general information. Remember, markings may vary by geograph- ic location. Always consult local boating au- thorities before riding your watercraft in unfamiliar waters.

  • Page 24: To Get More Boating Safety Information

    Power Squadron. Watercraft Education and Training The Online Boating Safety Course, available through the watercraft section of the yamaha- motor.com website, is a free, 50 question learning course available to the public. Upon successful completion of 80 percent or better,...

  • Page 25: Enjoy Your Watercraft Responsibly

    Safety information EJU30990 Enjoy your watercraft responsibly You share the areas you enjoy when riding your watercraft with others and with nature. So your enjoyment includes a responsibility to treat these other people, and the lands, wa- ters, and wildlife with respect and courtesy. Whenever and wherever you ride, think of yourself as the guest of those around you.

  • Page 26: Features And Functions

    Features and functions EJU31010 Location of main components 1 Bow rope hole 2 Steering pole 3 Steering pole cover 4 Hood 5 Cooling water pilot outlet 6 Fuel tank filler cap 7 Ride plate 8 Jet thrust nozzle 9 Stern rope hole 10 Riding tray 11 Hood latch 12 Handlebars...

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    Features and functions 1 Fire extinguisher container 2 Fuel cock knob 3 Choke knob 4 Clip 5 Start switch 6 Throttle lever 7 Engine shut-off switch 8 Engine stop switch 9 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) 10 Bow 11 Fuel tank 12 Battery 13 Silencer 14 Spark plugs/Spark plug caps...

  • Page 28: Operation Of Controls And Other Functions

    Features and functions EJU31020 To remove the hood: Operation of controls and other (1) Turn the latch knob to the open position, functions and then pull up on the hood latch to un- EJU31052 latch the hood. Hood The hood is secured at the rear by a latch. Lift the steering pole and support it with the lock pin before removing the hood.

  • Page 29: Fuel Tank Filler Cap

    Features and functions To install the hood: EJU31090 Fuel tank filler cap (1) Position the hood on the deck so that the To remove the fuel tank filler cap, turn it coun- two projections at the front of the hood fit terclockwise.

  • Page 30: Engine Stop Switch

    Features and functions The fuel cock knob positions are explained as EJU31150 Engine stop switch follows and are shown in the illustration. Push the engine stop switch (red button) to stop the engine normally. 1 Fuel cock knob 1 Engine stop switch EJU31160 Engine shut-off switch Insert the clip, on the end of the engine shut-...

  • Page 31: Start Switch

    Features and functions To prevent accidental starting of the en- Pull the choke knob out to turn the choke on. gine or unauthorized use by children or others, always remove the clip from the engine shut-off switch when the engine is not running.

  • Page 32: Steering System

    Features and functions When the engine is running, cooling water is EJU35930 Steering system circulated in the engine, and then it is dis- Your watercraft can be steered by turning the charged from the pilot outlet. handlebars in the direction you wish to travel. To check for proper operation of the cooling 1 Handlebar system, check that water is being discharged...

  • Page 33: Steering Pole

    Features and functions EJU31270 The bow rope hole is used to attach a rope to Steering pole the watercraft when transporting, mooring, or The steering pole varies in height with the op- towing it in an emergency. erator’s posture, enabling the operator to as- sume various riding positions.

  • Page 34: Storage Pouch

    ECJ00040 CAUTION: ging. If you cannot locate and correct the cause of the overheating, consult a Yamaha deal- er. Continuing to operate at higher speeds could result in severe engine damage. EJU31671 Storage pouch A storage pouch is provided on the underside of the hood for the owner’s/operator’s manual,...

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    Features and functions NOTE: The storage pouch is not waterproof. If you carry objects that must be kept dry, such as the manual, put them in a waterproof bag.

  • Page 36: Operation

    Always properly dispose of Gasohol containing methanol is not recom- gasoline-soaked rags. mended by Yamaha because it can cause Avoid overfilling the fuel tank. Stop fill- fuel system damage and engine performance ing when the fuel level just reaches the problems.

  • Page 37: Filling The Fuel Tank

    Operation to-oil ratio could result in fouled spark tank. Stop filling when the fuel level just plugs, smoky exhaust, and heavy car- reaches the bottom of the filler tube. bon deposits. Pour 2-stroke engine oil into a clean contain- er, and then add gasoline. To mix them thor- oughly, shake the container from side to side.

  • Page 38: Pre-operation Checks

    Operation EJU31980 Pre-operation checks EJU31990 Pre-operation check list Before operating this watercraft, perform the checks in the following check list. See the accom- panying text in this chapter for details on how to perform the checks. EWJ00410 WARNING If any item in the pre-operation check list is not working properly, have it inspected and repaired before operating the watercraft, otherwise an accident could occur.

  • Page 39: Pre-operation Check Points

    EJU32350 Hull and deck Check the hull and deck for cracks and other damage. If any damage is found, have a Yamaha dealer repair the watercraft. EJU32360 Fuel system Check the fuel system for leakage, cracks, 1 Water separator and malfunctions before each use.

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    Operation draining water or use a dry cloth to soak up EWJ00450 WARNING any water that could spill into the watercraft. If The battery must always be fully any water spills into the watercraft, be sure to charged and in good condition. Loss of wipe it up with a dry cloth.

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    Always carry a fire extinguisher on board. A fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this watercraft. If you do not have one, contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extin- guisher dealer to obtain one meeting the 1 Fire extinguisher holder and cover proper specifications.

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    Operation EWJ00490 EJU32650 Jet intake WARNING Carefully check the jet intake for weeds, de- Before starting the engine, always check bris, or anything else that might restrict the in- the operation of the throttle lever. take of water. If the jet intake is clogged, cavitation could occur, reducing jet thrust, and EJU32600 Steering system...

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    Operation may have collected around the jet in- EJU32670 Switches take. ECJ00410 CAUTION: Do not run the engine for more than 15 seconds when checking the switches on land without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat. Check the start switch, the engine stop switch, and the engine shut-off switch for proper operation.

  • Page 44: Operation

    WARNING Before operating your watercraft, become familiar with all of the controls. Consult a Yamaha dealer about any control or func- tion that you do not fully understand. Fail- ure to understand how the controls work could cause an accident or prevent you from avoiding an accident.

  • Page 45: Launching The Watercraft

    Operation EJU32820 (1) Launch the watercraft in water free from Launching the watercraft weeds and debris and at least 60 cm (2 ft) When launching the watercraft, make sure deep. that there are no obstacles around you. After the watercraft is in the water, turn it around so that the bow faces the direction you wish to go.

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    Operation (3) Attach the engine shut-off cord to your left (4) Pull the choke knob all the way out to wrist, and then attach the clip to the en- start a cold engine. gine shut-off switch. NOTE: 1 Clip The choke should not be used when the en- 2 Engine shut-off switch gine is warm.

  • Page 47: Stopping The Engine

    Operation Do not operate the start switch for more EJU32900 Operating your watercraft than 5 seconds, otherwise the battery EJU32910 will be discharged and the engine will Getting to know your watercraft not start. Also, the starter motor could Operating your watercraft requires skills ac- be damaged.

  • Page 48: Operating Positions

    Operation learn in, where there is good visibility and light Eye protection is recommended to keep wind, boat traffic. water, and glare from the sun out of your eyes while you operate your watercraft. Restraining straps for eyewear are made which are de- signed to float should your eyewear fall in the water.

  • Page 49: Starting The Watercraft

    Operation wake, but the watercraft is moving through the EJU33070 Starting the watercraft water rather than skimming on top of it.) EWJ00700 WARNING Scan constantly for people, objects, and other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that limit your visibility or block your vi- sion of others.

  • Page 50: Boarding And Starting In Deep Water

    Operation You will inevitably fall off, so be sure you know (4) Start the engine and begin to accelerate. how to get back on the watercraft once you (5) Pull your other knee up onto the riding are away from shore. tray as the watercraft speed increases.

  • Page 51: Capsized Watercraft

    Operation ance there, using your elbows on the (7) Once the bow drops, and the watercraft gunwales for leverage. has leveled out in the water and reached planing speed, back off the throttle and select your desired speed. NOTE: The watercraft will become easier to bal- ance as the speed increases, because jet thrust provides stability as well as direction- al control.

  • Page 52: Turning The Watercraft

    Operation (2) Swim to the rear of the watercraft and up- NOTE: right it by turning it clockwise only. To efficiently discharge water from the en- gine compartment, operate the watercraft as straight as possible and above planing speed for at least 2 minutes. To stabilize the watercraft when accelerat- ing to planing speed, maintain a low center of gravity by operating it in the kneeling po-...

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    Operation B. Less throttle produces lower thrust, so D. If the engine is stopped while riding, there the watercraft will turn more gradually. is no thrust. The watercraft will go straight even though the handlebars are turned. C. Releasing the throttle lever completely produces only minimum thrust.

  • Page 54: Stopping The Watercraft

    Operation EWJ00760 Operate defensively at safe speeds and WARNING keep a safe distance away from people, Do not release the throttle lever when try- objects, and other watercraft to give you ing to steer away from objects—you need time to stop. throttle to steer.

  • Page 55: Post-operation Care

    Operation EJU33361 (5) Flush the cooling system to prevent it Post-operation care from clogging with salt, sand, or dirt. (See To keep your watercraft in top shape, always page 52 for flushing procedures.) take it out of the water after using it and per- (6) Drain residual water from the exhaust form the following procedures.

  • Page 56: Transporting

    Operation EJU33420 gunwale. Use a rubber shock cord to secure Transporting the steering pole. EWJ00750 WARNING Always turn the fuel cock knob to “OFF” when transporting the watercraft, other- wise fuel could leak out into the engine or engine compartment, which would create a fire hazard.

  • Page 57: Maintenance And Care

    NOTE: to ensure against deterioration. It is advisable A garden hose is not included and must be to have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha purchased separately. dealer prior to storage. However, the following procedures can be performed by the owner.

  • Page 58: Lubrication

    Maintenance and care EJU33551 Lubrication NOTE: Use a Yamaha Power Cable Luber and EWJ00300 WARNING Yamaha Lube-Zall to pressure-lubricate the To reduce the risk of fire or explosion: cables and purge out any moisture between Never pour or spray gasoline, or any sub- the inner and outer cables.

  • Page 59: Battery

    Specific gravity (for reference): 1.28 at 20 °C (68 °F) Top off the fuel tank with fresh gasoline and add one ounce of Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer and It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer Conditioner per each gallon of fuel.

  • Page 60: Maintenance And Adjustments

    The most important points of watercraft inspection, adjustment, and lubri- cation are explained on the following pages. See a Yamaha dealer for genuine Yamaha re- placement parts and optional accessories de- signed for your watercraft. Remember, failures that are the result of the...

  • Page 61: Owner's/operator's Manual And Tool Kit

    Maintenance and care use. Consult a Yamaha dealer before at- ficient for this purpose, except that a torque tempting any modifications. wrench may also be necessary to tighten nuts and bolts. NOTE: A service manual is available for purchase through a Yamaha dealer for owners who...

  • Page 62: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    This “ ” mark indicates maintenance that you may do yourself. This “ ” mark indicates work to be done by a Yamaha dealer. Initial Thereafter every Item...

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    Maintenance and care Initial Thereafter every Item Operation hours hours hours hours hours Page months months months months Nuts and bolts Check — * This operation should be performed after every use.

  • Page 64: Checking The Fuel System

    Maintenance and care EJU34201 ter. Have a Yamaha dealer replace the fuel fil- Checking the fuel system ter if necessary. EWJ00370 WARNING Gasoline is highly flammable and explo- sive. Failure to check for and repair any fuel leakage could result in a fire or explo- sion.

  • Page 65: Adjusting The Steering Friction

    (3) Turn the handlebars so that the left han- If the steering is stiff or misadjusted, have a dlebar grip is facing down. Yamaha dealer service it. EJU34331 Adjusting the steering friction The amount of friction in the steering can be adjusted to suit operator preference.

  • Page 66: Adjusting The Jet Thrust Nozzle Angle

    Maintenance and care (4) Loosen the locknut. (2) Pull back the outer sleeve of the steering (5) Tighten or loosen the adjusting nut until cable joint, and then disconnect the joint the desired amount of friction is obtained. from the steering cable pivot bolt. (6) Hold the adjusting nut with one wrench while tightening the locknut with another wrench.

  • Page 67: Checking And Adjusting The Throttle Cable

    Yamaha dealer service it. If the specified throttle lever free play cannot be obtained as described below, have a 1 Nozzle angles Yamaha dealer make the adjustment. (1) Remove the four screws, and then re- move the handlebar cover. 1 Nozzle angles 2 Steering cable pivot bolt positions (2) Loosen the locknut.

  • Page 68: Cleaning And Adjusting The Spark Plugs

    Do not attempt to di- 25.0 Nm (18.4 ft-lb) (2.55 kgf-m) agnose any problems yourself. Have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. (4) Install the spark plug cap. Remove and inspect the spark plugs periodi- NOTE: cally;...

  • Page 69: Lubrication Points

    Recommended water-resistant grease: Yamaha Marine Grease/Yamaha end of the cable and at the jet thrust Grease A nozzle end. Throttle cable (carburetor end)

  • Page 70: Adjusting The Choke Cable

    Maintenance and care nents. Have a Yamaha dealer lubricate the Grease quantity: handlebar pivot shaft. Initial 10 hours or 1 month: 20.0–22.0 cm³ (0.68–0.74 US oz) (0.71–0.78 Imp.oz) Every 100 hours or 12 months: 3.0–5.0 cm³ (0.10–0.17 US oz) (0.11–0.18 Imp.oz)

  • Page 71: Checking The Battery

    Battery life could be shortened. Be careful not to place the battery on its side. It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer Be sure to remove the battery from the charge the battery. If you charge the battery battery compartment when adding elec- yourself, be sure to read and follow the in- trolyte or charging the battery.

  • Page 72: Adjusting The Carburetor

    Adjusting the carburetor The carburetor is a vital part of the engine and requires very sophisticated adjustments. Most adjustments should be left to a Yamaha dealer who has the professional knowledge and experience to make them. However, the operator may adjust the trolling speed as part of the usual maintenance routine.

  • Page 73: Specifications

    Specifications EJU34542 Drive unit: Specifications Propulsion system: Watercraft capacity: Jet pump Maximum people on board: Jet pump type: 1 person Axial flow, single stage Dimensions: Impeller rotation: Counterclockwise Length: Jet thrust nozzle angle: 2240 mm (88.2 in) P1: 14.4+14.4 ° Width: P2: 17.3+17.3 °...

  • Page 74: Trouble Recovery

    If you have any trouble with your watercraft, use this section to check for the possible cause. If you cannot find the cause, or if the procedure for replacement or repair is not described in this owner’s/operator’s manual, have a Yamaha dealer perform the necessary service. EJU34570...

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    Fuel Empty Refill as soon as pos- larly or stalls sible Stale or contaminat- Have serviced by Yamaha dealer Too much oil in fuel Correct fuel-to-oil ra- mixing ratio tio to 50:1 Choke Knob is left pulled Push fully in...

  • Page 76: Emergency Procedures

    Trouble recovery EJU34620 contact with the rotating parts of the jet Emergency procedures pump. EJU34630 Cleaning the jet intake and impeller If weeds or debris get caught in the jet intake or impeller, cavitation can occur, causing jet thrust to decrease even though engine speed rises.

  • Page 77: Jumping The Battery

    (1) Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to If debris is difficult to remove, consult a the positive (+) battery terminals of both Yamaha dealer. batteries. ECJ00670 (2) Connect one end of the negative (–) CAUTION: jumper cable to the negative (–) battery...

  • Page 78: Replacing The Fuse

    Trouble recovery gine. Any wrong connection could dam- Fuse amperage: age the electrical system. 10 A (4) Start the engine, and then disconnect the EWJ00800 jumper cables by reversing the steps WARNING above. Do not use fuses of higher amperage than ECJ00480 recommended.

  • Page 79: Submerged Watercraft

    EJU34720 Submerged watercraft If the watercraft is submerged or flooded with water, follow the procedure below and consult a Yamaha dealer as soon as possible. Failure to do so could result in serious engine dam- age! In an emergency: (1) Beach the watercraft and remove the hood.

  • Page 80: Consumer Information

    Owner’s/Operator’s Manual. The owner of the watercraft shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha dealer of any and all apparent defects within ten [10] days of dis- covery and make the watercraft available at that time for inspection and repairs at the dealer’s place of business.

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    If you should move after you have purchased your new watercraft, please advise us of your new address by sending a postcard listing your Yamaha model name, engine number, dealer number [or dealer’s name] as it is shown on your warranty card, your name and new mailing address.

  • Page 82: Yamaha Extended Service (y.e.s.)

    This excellent Y.E.S. plan coverage is only available to Yamaha owners like you, and only while your Yamaha is still within the Yamaha Limited Warranty period. So visit your authorized Yamaha dealer to get all the facts. He can show you how easy it is to protect your investment with Yamaha Extended Service.

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    Index 2-stroke engine oil........31 Gasohol ............ 31 Gasoline ........... 31 Approval label of emission control Getting to know your watercraft ....42 certificate ..........2 Hazard information ........13 Battery..........35, 54 Hood............23 Battery, checking........66 Hull and deck ........... 34 Battery, jumping ........

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    To get more boating safety information..19 Towing the watercraft....... 73 Transporting ..........51 Trolling speed, adjusting ......67 Troubleshooting ........69 Troubleshooting chart ......69 Turning the watercraft ......47 Water separator ........34 Watercraft characteristics......14 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.) ..........77...

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    YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA Printed in Japan August 2007–0.4 × 1 CR Printed on recycled paper...

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