Yamaha LIT-18626-08-63 Jet Ski User Manual

Safety information
Scan carefully for swimmers, and stay
away from swimming areas. Swimmers are
hard to see and you could accidentally 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 if you ma-
neuver more quickly than other boaters ex-
pect, you risk a collision.
Maintain a safe distance from other boats
and watercraft, and also watch for ski ropes
or fishing lines. Obey the Rules of the
Road and be sure to check behind you be-
fore making a turn. (See Rules of the
Road on page 13.)
According to the USCG, boats under 6.1 m
(20 ft) in length like your watercraft must
carry a fire extinguisher of a B-1 classifica-
tion, with a capacity of two pounds or more
when navigating in waters under USCG ju-
risdiction. In addition, most state and local
boating laws also require that the fire extin-
guisher be approved by the USCG.
Recommended equipment
The following items should be carried on
board your watercraft:
Sound-signaling device
You should carry a whistle or other sound-
signaling device that can be used to signal
other boats. See Rules of the Road for
more information.
Visual distress signals
It is recommended that a U.S. Coast Guard
approved pyrotechnic device be stored in a
waterproof container on your watercraft. A
mirror can also be used as an emergency
signal. Contact a Yamaha dealer or the
U.S. Coast Guard for more information.
A watch is helpful so you will know how long
you have been operating the watercraft.
A towline can be used to tow a disabled wa-
tercraft in an emergency.
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