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    Basic PWC Safety and Operational Reminders

    PWC Controls


    Keep Lanyard Attached

    Securely attach engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to your wrist and wear it at all times.
    Then, if you fall off the PWC, the engine will stop.


    Know How to Start and Stop the Engine

    To Start the engine, be sure that the lanyard is attached and push the start button.
    To stop the engine, push the stop button.
    Stopping the engine will not stop the forward motion of the PWC and will result in loss of steering.



    Know Operational Controls

    The throttle controls your speed. Apply the throttle lever on the handle to accelerate and release it to slow down. The handlebars move the jet thrust nozzle directing thrust in different directions to steer the PWC. Without thrust, you cannot steer the PWC.



    To help ensure that you are able to use your WaveRunner properly and soundly, please be sure to read the Owner?fs Manual thoroughly after purchase. Also be sure you understand the contents of all warning labels on the product.


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    Yamaha Waverunners

    Technology & Features

    Ever since our first WaveRunner was introduced in 1986, Yamaha has continued to develop an advanced array of new technologies.
    These technologies have not only given Yamaha WaveRunners unbeatable performance but also made them more user-friendly and environment-friendly, while also helping them achieve a level of reliability and durability that no other competitor can match.
    In recent years, the demand for higher levels of performance, as well as environmental measures including cleaner exhaust, greater fuel economy and quieter performance, has made the personal watercraft a vehicle that can only be produced by makers having the most advanced technologies at their command.
    Yamaha is a maker with a rare combination of DNA that draws not only on the super high-performance engine technologies bred in our motorcycle division but also the technologies bred in our marine division to provide the reliability and durability necessary for the harsh marine environment, plus the boat design and construction technologies bred in our boat division. Yamaha Wave Runners are PWCs that bring together all these technologies in one advanced package.
    Here we introduce some of the technologies and features that are built into today’s Yamaha WaveRunners.
    WaveRunner FX Cruiser SHO

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    WaveRunner GP1300R

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    Click on each item for further explanations

    1812cc Super Charged Engine 1052cc MR-1 High Output Engine 1052cc VX Engine Ceramic Plated 3-cylinder / 2-stroke engine 2-cylinder / 2-stroke engine Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Throttle Y.E.M.S. (Yamaha Engine Management System) O.T.S.(Off Throttle Steering) Cruise Assist / No Wake Mode / Reverse Traction Control Low-RPM Mode / Security Mode / Remote Transmitter Y.P.V.S. (Yamaha Power Valve System) Y.P.P.S. (Yamaha Platinum Plus System) High Pressure Pump NanoXcel™ Hull and Deck Stable semi-V multi-chine hull High Performance Grand Prix Race Semi-V Hull High Performance Race-Bred Concave Hull Y.S.S.S. (Yamaha Sound Suppression System)5-Position Q.S.T.S. (Quick Shift Trim System) Y.A.S. (Yamaha Adjustable Sponsons) Adjustable Tilt Steering Cruiser Seat P.A.D.L.O.C. (Programmable Digital Locking Ignition) Reverse Multi Function Digital Information Center Analog Meter Pull-Up Cleats Reboarding Step Watertight Storage Beverage Holder Convex Large Mirrors Mirrors Spring Assisted Handle Pole Adjustable Steering Nozzle Foot Tray
    *1. A model for the USA market only

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    Reminders before riding a Personal Watercraft

    Reminders Before Riding


    Wear PFD and Other Protective Clothing / Equipment

    You must wear an appropriate personal flotation device (PFD) at all times.
    Wear a wet-suit (or wet suit bottom) while operating the PWC.
    Normal swimwear does not adequately protect against forceful water entry into rectum or vagina.
    Severe internal injuries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of falling into water or being near jet thrust nozzle.
    Additional protective equipment (such as footwear , gloves) may be needed.




    It is very dangerous to drink ride.

    Never get on a WaveRunner if you have been drinking.
    Relaxing your attention even slightly increases the potential for a serious accident much more on water than on land.


    Check the weather

    Check the weather on the radio, TV or other source before leaving. Check the forecast for the next several days and pay special attention to wave height and wind speed.


    To help ensure that you are able to use your WaveRunner properly and soundly, please be sure to read the Owner?fs Manual thoroughly after purchase. Also be sure you understand the contents of all warning labels on the product.

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    To prevent accidents

    To Prevent accident


    Scan Constantly

    Scan constantly for people, objects and other watercraft.
    Be alert for conditions that limit your visibility or block your vision of other.


    Keep Away from intake Grate

    Items such as long hair, loose clothing, or PFD straps can become entangled in moving parts resulting in severe injury or drowning.


    Do Not Apply Throttle when Anyone is at the Rear of the PWC

    Do not apply the throttle when anyone is standing or swimming toward the rear of the PWC. Water and / or debris exiting jet thrust nozzle can cause serious injury.


    Keep out of swimming area.

    Hitting someone in the water can cause serious injury.
    Keep out of swimming area when on a WaveRunner.


    Stay out of prohibited sreas.



    Speeding is dangerous.

    Observe the speed limit in restricted areas.


    When towing someone or something…….

    When towing someone or something, pay attention to ensure safety in the surrounding area and do not ride dangerously.


    Do not ride at night.

    Riding in the dark is very dangerous.
    Do not ride at night


    Weather at sea can change without warning.



    To help ensure that you are able to use your WaveRunner properly and soundly, please be sure to read the Owner?fs Manual thoroughly after purchase. Also be sure you understand the contents of all warning labels on the product.

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    Good Etiquette

    Good Etiquette


    Do not obstruct the navigation of other vessels.

    Stay away from busy sea areas and do not obstruct the navigation of other vessels.
    Steer away from other vessels before getting unnecessarily close.


    Be careful not to disturb others

    Be careful not to disturb others by revving the motor and making noise.


    Do not litter.



    Stay away from fixed nets and farms.



    Stay away from fisherman and divers.



    To help ensure that you are able to use your WaveRunner properly and soundly, please be sure to read the Owner?fs Manual thoroughly after purchase. Also be sure you understand the contents of all warning labels on the product.

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    Safety Reminders

    Things to Keep in Mind While on a WaveRunner

    Avoiding Obstacles

    If there is an obstacle in your way, your first reaction may be to release the throttle. However, you will not be able to steer the WaveRunner if it is not moving forward, so if you release the throttle, you may actually keep moving straight forward and drift into the obstacle you're trying to avoid.
    In such cases, give the WaveRunner enough gas to allow you to quickly change direction and steer away from the obstacle.


    http://www.waverunner-fan.com/fun_an...g_content.html
    Precautions to Keep in Mind When Riding with Other PWCs

    When riding a PWC, always verify that the conditions around you are safe, and always be on the lookout for other boats and PWCs.
    If you change direction suddenly, other PWCs traveling behind you may end up running into you. When changing directions, first look left and right and make sure that all is safe before you make the turn.
    When riding along with other PWCs, always keep a safe distance in all directions between you and the other watercraft. If you follow other craft too closely, you might wind up hitting someone in front of you if the craft changes directions. You also run the risk of hitting someone if they fall off of a watercraft in front of you.


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    What to Do If Your Passenger Falls off

    If a passenger on your WaveRunner falls off, immediately return to help him or her. Release the throttle as soon as the person falls into the water and always keep the person in sight.
    Approach the person slowly, from the downwind side. After reaching the person, stop the engine and pull the person back onto the WaveRunner.


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    What to Do If the WaveRunner Flips over

    If your WaveRunner flips over, make sure that the engine has stopped and then move around to the back of the WaveRunner.
    The engine carburetor is located on the right side of the WaveRunner, so when turning the WaveRunner upright, always rotate it in the clockwise direction, as seen from the back of the WaveRunner.
    To get back onto the WaveRunner, place both hands on the foot well floor, pull yourself up, and then place both knees on the floor. Do your best to maintain your balance while pulling yourself onto the WaveRunner.
    *The video clip shows an example of how to right an overturned WaveRunner.


    http://www.waverunner-fan.com/fun_an...e_content.html


    To help ensure that you are able to use your WaveRunner properly and soundly, please be sure to read the Owner?fs Manual thoroughly after purchase. Also be sure you understand the contents of all warning labels on the product.

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    Personal Watercraft Post Operations Checks

    Post-operation Checks

    When you return to port, clean and check the watercraft.
    This is very important towards ensuring long-lasting use of the craft.

    Cleaning Parts

    Washing with fresh water to take out the dirt and salt, and wiping up.
    Cooling System

    Washing with fresh water to take out the dirt and salt.
    Draining the water and wiping up.
    Battery

    Removing the battery terminal.
    Bilge

    Checking for bilge water and fuel, and cleaning.
    While water vehicle is landed, keep the drain plug removed.
    (Keep the plug inn a certain place securely.)

    Engine Room

    Remove the front seat and fore-storage to wash and ventilate the room.
    When the water vehicle is not be used for a week or more, treat each part with the antirust ( lubricate internal parts of the engine ).
    Other

    Antirust treatment at the metal parts.
    Note:
    Only major checkpoints are mentioned in here.
    For details, please refer to the Owner’s Operator’s manual for water vehicle.


    To help ensure that you are able to use your WaveRunner properly and soundly, please be sure to read the Owner?fs Manual thoroughly after purchase. Also be sure you understand the contents of all warning labels on the product.

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    Personal Watercraft Pre Operations Checks

    Pre-operation Checks

    Making simple checks before use is important towards preventing unexpected trouble.
    Be sure to make these checks.

    Water Separator

    Checking for bilge water and draining it.
    Fuel / Oil

    Checking the volume ( refill them as needed ) and for leaks.
    Steering Handle

    Operation check.
    Throttle

    Operation check.
    Battery

    Checking the fluid volume and charging condition.
    Bilge

    Checking for bilge water and fuel,and cleaning.
    Before the landing water vehicle on the water,makes sure the drain plug is tightened.
    Jet Intake

    Cleaning and removing dust.
    Engine Room

    Ventilating room.
    Note:
    Only major checkpoints are mentioned in here.
    For details, please refer to the Owner’s Operator’s manual for water vehicle.


    To help ensure that you are able to use your WaveRunner properly and soundly, please be sure to read the Owner?fs Manual thoroughly after purchase. Also be sure you understand the contents of all warning labels on the product.


    Note: The difference in POST and PRE operations checks between two and four stroke technology, be specific with the type of craft you own and operate in this checklists and how they apply to your craft of manufacture.

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