Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
to wrist and keep it free from the handle-
bars so that the engine stops if the opera-
tor falls off. After riding, remove the
engine shut-off cord from the watercraft to
avoid accidental starting or unauthorized
use by children or others.
Scan carefully for swimmers, and stay
away from swimming areas. Swimmers
are hard to see and you could acciden-
tally hit someone in the water.
Avoid being hit by another boat! You
should always take the responsibility to
watch for traffic; other boaters may not be
watching for you. If they do not see you,
or you maneuver more quickly than other
boaters expect, you risk a collision.
Maintain a safe distance from other boats
or watercraft, and also watch for boats' ski
ropes or fishing lines. Obey the "Rules of
the Road" and be sure to check behind
you before making a turn. (See Rules of
the Road on page 1-13.)
This watercraft is included in the Class A
U.S.Coast Guard. A watercraft of this type
MUST carry a fire extinguisher of a B-1
classification, with a capacity of two
pounds or more when navigating in
waters under Coast Guard jurisdiction. In
addition, most state and local boating
laws also require that the fire extinguisher
be approved by the USCG.
The following items should be carried on
board your watercraft:
You should carry a whistle or other sound-
signaling device that can be used to sig-
nal other boats. See Rules of the Road for
Visual distress signals
It is recommended that a USCG approved
pyrotechnic device be stored in a water-
proof container on your watercraft. A mir-
ror can also be used as an emergency
signal. Contact your Yamaha dealer or the
Coast Guard for more information.
A watch is helpful so you will know how
long you have been operating.
A towline can be used to tow a disabled
watercraft in an emergency.