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Pre-operation check points
Perform the pre-launch checks in the pre-op-
eration checklist while the watercraft is on
To perform the pre-launch checks:
(1) Remove the hood. (See page 27 for hood
removal and installation procedures.)
(2) Perform the checks and make sure that
there are no malfunctioning items or oth-
(3) After completing these checks, install the
hood in its original position.
Engine compartment check
Failure to ventilate the engine compart-
ment could result in a fire or explosion. Do
not start the engine if there is a fuel leak.
Ventilate the engine compartment. Leave the
engine compartment open for a few minutes
to allow any fuel vapors to escape.
Make sure that there is no damage inside the
Fuel system checks
Leaking fuel can result in fire or explosion.
● Check for fuel leakage regularly.
● If any fuel leakage is found, the fuel sys-
tem must be repaired by a qualified me-
chanic. Improper repairs can make the
watercraft unsafe to operate.
Make sure that there is no damage, leakage,
or other problem in the fuel system.
● Carburetor for leakage
● Fuel filler cap and seal for damage
● Fuel in fuel tank for water and dirt
● Fuel tank for damage and leakage
● Fuel hoses and joints for damage and leak-
● Fuel filter for leakage
● Fuel cock for leakage
● Fuel tank breather hose for damage and
Releasing the pressure in the fuel tank
Release the pressure in the fuel tank before
To release the pressure in the fuel tank:
(1) Loosen the fuel filler cap slowly and re-
move it to release any pressure in the fuel
(2) Securely install the fuel filler cap by tight-
ening it until it clicks.
Fuel level check
Check the fuel level in the fuel tank.
1 Fuel filler cap
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